Loss of a Legend…Civil Rights Icon & Comedian, Dick Gregory, Has Passed…

Death rears its ugly head again, this time claiming one of the greatest men of the twentieth century, civil rights activist and comedian, Dick Gregory. He was 84.

The news was verified by The Hollywood Reporter.

Dick Gregory in 1966 before being arrested

Dick Gregory in 1966 before being arrested

“It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, D.C.,” his son, Christian Gregory said via a statement from his father’s rep. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

“He was one of the sweetest, smartest, most loving people one could ever know,” his publicist of 50 years, Steve Jaffe, tells THR. “I just hope that God is ready for some outrageously funny times.” A full statement and details of Gregory’s funeral will be released Sunday, Jaffe said.

According to an Aug. 17 statement written by his son, Gregory was recently hospitalized.

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Not So “Proud Mary?” Mary J. Blige’s (@maryjblige) Reveal The Ups & DOWNS of Her Finances!

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This last year has definitely been a rough one for singer, Mary J. Blige. Her divorce from husband/manager Kendu Isaacs has only become more bitter by the day. Now, her divorce papers are revealing her financial situation–and it does NOT look good!

via Daily Mail

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The R&B singer, who is in the midst of a bitter legal separation with Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs, filed an Income and Expense Declaration in a Los Angeles court on August 8, after she was given a temporary order to pay him $30,000 a month.

Blige, 46, filed for divorce from Isaacs in July last year, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly 13 years of marriage. Isaacs later demanded spousal support claiming the star left him with ‘no source of income.’

Documents obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, reveal the star earns $326,930 a month – with royalties and earnings from her production company being her main source of cash.

But the paperwork also showed Blige is in hock to Uncle Sam as she owes ‘unpaid back taxes of approximately $6.5 million for the years 2008 through 2016.’

The singer made a note of her debt after reporting a change in income due to a ‘large reduction in my royalties’ over the past year.  

Expense records show she currently pays $14,000 a month for her Los Angeles rental and $2,340 for her two Mercedes-Benz. 

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Drugs & Sex Parties? What Really Split up Carl Crawford & Evelyn Lozada?

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We cannot speak for everyone, but we were rooting for baseball player, Carl Crawford, and Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada to work out. As you may already know last week their engagement was called off and the couple split. They have one child together, a son, Carl, Jr. Still, we were left to wonder what broke the seemingly happy couple up. Rumors have been swirling for awhile they were on their way out, but we assumed–well were hoping–they were just rumors.

Surprisingly, Sources are claiming that it was “drug-fueled sex parties” that finally broke Carl Crawford and Evelyn Lozada up!

via Bossip

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“Girls would be looking forward to CC parties every off season,” one of the women who attended parties in 2016 told BOSSIP exclusively. “He would pay to fly girls out, put them up in hotels, two to a room. A girl could make $2500 a night just for dancing and if he liked you he would bring you back the next night. If he REALLY liked you, you could make even more money to do a little extra.”

The source, who spoke with BOSSIP on condition of anonymity, claims Crawford held parties in Phoenix and Houston during the baseball off season. The insider says Crawford even provided the girls with makeup artists, to make sure they’d look their best for him and his friends. Crawford also made sure the attendees abided by a strict policy of no phones and no social media.

“It would be him and like five or six of his boys — his real friends, not other ballers with money,” BOSSIP’s source added. “Everyone was on molly, especially him.”

When BOSSIP asked if Crawford had sex at his parties the source replied, “Yes. With multiple girls.”

BOSSIP’s source says it wasn’t hard for girls to make over $10K in one weekend, adding that the parties were often two-night events and it wasn’t unheard of for Crawford to throw parties back to back weekends.

We reached out to Carl Crawford and his rep for comment and have not received a response.

Sigh…we really want to say this is a lie, but in the world of professional athletes far worst has happened. We wish Carl and Evelyn the best and hope they can successfully co-parent their little guy together.

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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Not Here For It! Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) Claps Back at Body Shamers!

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It seems like no one is immune to body shaming nowadays, not even a beauty like Karrueche Tran!

The Claws star and infamous ex-girlfriend of singer and trouble maker, Chris Brown, is not taking any body shaming lying down. In fact the star recently posted a picture of herself in a bikini condemning body shamers.

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She states she is tired of them coming for her natural body and voiced it on via Twitter.

Well Karrueche we definitely love you all natural! The girl’s body is beyond bangin’ and anyone who has something negative to say about it is just hating. Do you Karrueche, do you!

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No Lunch Break! Usher (@Usher) & Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) Ignore Herpes-Related Questioning!

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This entire debacle involving Usher and these herpes allegations has gotten completely out of hand! Besides that press conference held earlier this week and the allegations from two other women–and a man–we can officially say Usher is possibly having one of the worst weeks of his life. Honestly, we at least thought people would have sense enough to give the man some kind of break–especially when he is eating.

Well one photographer clearly had no sense as he questioned Usher about his herpes case as he  and Jermaine Dupri were having lunch!

usher and jermaine dupri having lunch

You can watch the entire video as it went down right by clicking here.  We have to say this photographer was doing the absolute must, but as members of the paparazzi we can respect his hustle. Usher actually handled it quite well. There are number of celebrities and wanna-be–we mean–reality stars–who would have turned up on him royally for the vine, ‘gram, and ‘book (LOL)! We digress! What do you guys think?

Sound off in the comments section below!

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[LETTER] YIKES! Fulton County, GA Pens Letter to Ban R. Kelly from Performing in Atlanta!

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R. Kelly took a major “L” last month when it was revealed he allegedly has young women involved in a “sex cult” and is holding them against their will. We definitely took all of that with a serious pile of salt, but it seems Fulton County, the largest county in Georgia and where the majority of the City of Atlanta is located, is taking this allegation seriously.

Fulton County Commissioner’s office has penned a letter requesting R. Kelly be BANNED from performing in atlanta all together!

via Fameolous

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Fulton County of Atlanta bans R.Kelly for performing in their state over cult allegations. In a letter to music production company Live Nation, the board wrote that they don’t want him to come to Atlanta and asked for them to cancel the concert.

Atlanta Fulton County doesn't want R.Kelly to perform in Atlanta at all!

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Fulton County is not playing with R. Kelly at all! Honestly, we are not surprised they would pull a move like this. Unbeknownst to most people Atlanta has become the sex trafficking capital of the country and with these allegations Fulton County, and the State of Georgia as a whole, are taking this very seriously. A number of the young women in this alleged “sex cult” have come forward to say they have not been brainwashed nor are they being held against their will. Still though, there is Stockholme Syndrome to think about…

R. Kelly has delivered some of the biggest R&B hits in history, but he keeps finding himself in embroiled in these sexual scandals. Maybe it is time he just be Robert, settle down again, and focus on his children and doing music behind the scenes. He is a great producer, just look at what he did for Aaliyah–wait that was not the best example–no shade intended…

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Stand By Your Man! Usher’s Wife Believes Herpes Lawsuit is Fake!

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Tammy Wynette said it best when she sang Stand By Your Man, but we are not sure the song covered herpes transmissions and multi-million dollar lawsuits! Well it seems Usher’s wife and manager, Grace Miguel, is standing by her husband/client through his herpes scandal.

As you recall, it was revealed a few weeks ago that Usher settled outside of court with a woman (who happened to be a bridesmaid at his first wedding–SCANDALOUS!) after she learned she contracted herpes from the singer. Since then another woman come out of the wood works claiming they too contracted herpes from Usher.

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Usher and his wife, Grace Miguel

Grace, however, believes these lawsuits and accusations are fake amidst this aforementioned woman who is suing him for a whopping $20 million dollars!

via TMZ & Fameolous

Usher and his wife, Grace Miguel, are rock solid on the heels of the $20 million lawsuit against him for allegedly giving a woman herpes … TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ … Grace isn’t concerned at all about the allegation Usher slept with a woman, who sued as Jane Doe, at least twice this year. We’re told Grace, who’s been Mrs. Ush for 2 years, isn’t giving the lawsuit any weight.
Our sources say the woman suing has a history with Usher. She was a close friend of his first wife, Tameka Harris, and attended their 2007 wedding. We’re told Usher believes she has a thing against him, and has for a long time. That’s why Grace is paying her no mind.
As we first reported … the woman wants $20 mil from Usher for allegedly giving her herpes.

This is getting messier by the minute! Yet another woman who was a “close friend” of his first wife had been having sex with him too? Where is the loyalty? Ladies watch out for your friends and bridesmaids it looks like these are the new side chicks. Ya’ll wrap it up; and Grace we are praying for you.

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