Category: Entertainment Written by jonathan Hailey, Assistant Editor/ Urban Daily
R&B singer Keyshia Cole is known for always being honest and candid with her fans. She exemplifies that through her Twitter feed. Recently, she got a little too real on the social networking site. Cole revealed there won't be another season of her hit BET reality show "Keyshia & daniel: Family First." the reason is because she says BET hasn't paid her or her husband, NBA player Daniel "Boobie" Gibson, for the first season of the show.
Keyshia Cole has every right to say she isn't returning to a show because she hasn't been paid, but isn't a little bit of bad business to air BET out like that when they are really the only channel that showcases the type of music she makes. Let's keep it real, as famous and talented as Keyshia Cole is, she's not considered mainstream artist so biting the hand that is supposed to feed you isn't necessarily the best thing for business, right?
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 15:25
Category: Entertainment Written by jonathan Hailey, Assistant Editor/ Urban Daily
Record executive and reality TV star Simon Cowell has broken the G code. Tc That's not the craziest part, Simon is the one feeling like he was tricked!
According to reports, the 53-year-old Cowell began a secret affair with 35-year-old Lauren Silverman who is married to successful real estate mogul Andrew Silverman. Andrew Silverman and Simon Cowell grew close over the years and became the best of friends. Yet that didn't stop Simon when he entered into a secret relationship with Lauren Silverman. Andrew Silverman is said to have found out about the relationship and immediately filed for divorce. Besides the affair, he filed so fast because his wife is about 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell's baby.
While many would assume Simon Cowell would be there for his woman, he is feeling like Lauren Silverman tricked him. He thought their relationship was casual and that she was on birth control. (Has he not heard of condoms?) Either way, Cowell is being named as a co-defendant in the Silverman's divorce, meaning Andrew Silverman must prove that the unborn child in question is truly not his or he will be responsible for child support.
This is a mess in itself, but as many beautiful women Simon Cowell sees and meets, he couldn't find a smash mate that wasn't wearing his best friend's wedding ring? I mean damn. Fellas, hide your wives and your girlfriends, Simon Cowell out here impregnating everybody.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 15:11
Category: Entertainment Written by Bria Feliu/ Urban Daily
Groupon is the go-to place for everything you second guess buying until you see it at a discounted price. So imagine how shocked fans were to see Ciara's latest album being sold on Groupon.
The Groupon deal features the self-titled album along with a greatest hits album, all for the very low price of $13.99.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:26
Category: Entertainment Written by Jonathan Hailey, Assistant Editor/ Urban Daily
Things have been very strained between Cissy Houston and her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. As it's to be expected, tensions between the pair intensified when Whitney Houston died. Since then, Cissy Houston has been critical of Bobbi Kristina's relationship with brother/boyfriend/fiancee/husband Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina has blasted her grandmother for writing a book about Whitney Houston' so soon after her February 2012 death.
It seems as though Cissy Houston is ready to extend an olive branch in her granddaughter's direction. Cissy Houston recently wrote an open letter to Bobbi Kristina and then sent the letter to the press. In the letter she tells Bobbi Kristina that they are basically in the same boat when it comes to still being in the grieving process over Whitney Houston's death. She also asks if she and Bobbi Kristina can come to some sort of understanding and begin to mend their relationship. Check out the letter below.
I love you. My heart is full. I don't know where to begin.
You may think I don't understand you and what you're feeling but remember, Baby, I lost my mom when I was just a child. So, I do know some of the sadness and loneliness of your life since your mom passed away.
Although I know her spirit is with you always, I cry with you and for you.
I grieve with you and for you ... for all of the days and nights you need to tell her something or ask her advice or just hear her voice ... and she's not there. For all of the times when you need to put your head in her lap or feel her arms around you and she's not there ... For the good and happy times you want to share with her; for the fun and laughter you enjoyed together, but she's not there ... for every day and every night you just miss her ... I know.
She was your mom and she was my child and Krissi, I loved her too, more than you might imagine. I know you were upset that I wrote my book, "Remembering Whitney," but I hope one day you'll read it and understand that I just wanted to let the world see some of My Nippy—the sweet, friendly, loving little girl with the extraordinary beauty and boundless talent, who grew into the superstar and musical icon the world saw. I want people to know—fans and critics and ordinary people alike—Nippy was a whole person, and like all of us, she was good and bad AND she was my joy!
Krissi, all I want for you is your good health and your happiness. I want you to have a good life that you can be proud of. Do I want you to get married in the near future? No, I don't. I think you're too young and I wish you'd wait. But that's because I'm Grandma. I'm supposed to worry about you. I'm supposed to wonder If Nick or ANY man is good enough for you, My Baby's Baby. I'm not angry with Nick and I don't think, nor did I ever say anything hurtful about him to anyone.
I have NEVER publicly commented on your personal life and I don't intend to. So in the future when you read or hear that Cissy Houston said this or Cissy Houston said that, be confident in the knowledge that it isn't true.
I try to believe that when your mother passed away the world decided that you belong to them as she did. I'm trying very hard to trust that people who make comments or offer their opinions about you are sincere in their desire for you to be happy. I can only hope they come to realize the best they can offer you is their prayers.
Krissi, as many years as I've lived and as many experiences as I've had I know I don't have all of the answers. I do know this, Baby Girl: God's got you and so do I.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 15:07
Category: Entertainment Written by Ruth Manuel-Logan/Newsone
Hollywood "it" couple, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's famed New Village Leadership Academy School in Calabasas, Calif., has reportedly closed its doors. The learning institution allegedly ran in to trouble when many of the students' parents got wind of the school's alleged religious slant and curriculum, which was said to be steeped in Scientology, according to The Inquisitr.
The school, which opened its doors back in 2008, was reportedly funded by the Smiths to the tune of millions of dollars. Allegedly, Will and Jada founded the academy in order to educate young children using the Study Tech Curriculum method of teaching, which was reportedly devised by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
When word began to circulate among the parents of the children who attended the school, though, that the institution was being used as a front for Scientology teachings, many were reportedly outraged.
According to an unnamed source who spoke with Star Magazine in their upcoming August 5th edition, the power couple — and their ties to the school — were not enough to keep the academy's doors open, so it closed on June 28th, "Will and Jada put millions in to it [the school]. But there's a lot more to a school than money – if people don't agree with the teaching material, then all the money in the world won't save it."
Will and Jada's children reportedly also attended the academy, but the celebs have denied that they are followers of the highly controversial Scientology. The pair have also denied that the private academy had any religious affiliation.
So far, neither Will nor Jada has commented on the school's closing, but there is alleged talk of parental lawsuits stemming from the school's teachings.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:10
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