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New Year, New Relationship Updates for LeBron James, Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Franklin

Published by Dior Noir on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11:00 am.

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The new year is already prompting new beginnings with stars who are kicking things off full speed ahead on the romance front.

When the ball dropped December 31, LeBron James popped the question to the mother of his two sons Savannah Brinson at a private dinner in Miami.  The couple are high school sweethearts, and have been together for over eight years along with their sons 7-year-old LeBron Jr. and 4-year-old Bryce — making it official has been a long time coming!  The engagement party was hosted by Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union and 50 guests, including Nas, Queen Latifah, Chris & Adrienne Bosh, LeBron’s mother Gloria James, supermodel Jessica White, and more, came to celebrate the happy couple and also toasted to LeBron’s 27th birthday (December 30, 1984).

Aretha Franklin is getting her groove back and was recently engaged to her longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson, a former Detroit firefighter. The 69-year-old singer has been married twice before, but is looking to make third time a charm in a ceremony that may come this summer. “We’re looking at June or July for our date, and no, I’m not pregnant, LOL!” she said. Franklin and Wilkerson are considering a ceremony in Miami Beach, followed by a reception on a private yacht.

And although last year’s rumors had Jennifer Hudson calling off her wedding to her WWE beau David Otunga the singer and actress says the nuptials are still on. “Oh, we’ve set the date. We’re just not telling. … no, not telling. Some things you keep to yourself,” Hudson said during an exclusive NBC Dateline interview that airs this Sunday. Maybe this year  will find J-Hid with a ring on it? The couple’s 2 year old son, David Jr. would make a cute ring bearer and Jennifer’s already got her dress figured out. “It’s a show,” she said. “It has three pieces to it. I designed it myself. It has a coat for the entrance and then when I get ready to walk, you take that part off. And then it’s another dress. And then by the time I get to the alter, it’s a whole new dress.

There’s about to be a whole lot of broom jumping this year! Congrats to all the couples!

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Kelis Won’t Bad Mouth Nas In Public

Published by Runteldat on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 11:50 am.

She might be willing to milk him like a weightlifting dairy farmer, but Kelis says she refuses to bash her ex-husband, Nas, because she doesn’t want their son to ever hear about it.

As she explained to the Associated Press:

“My kid is the center of my world. I don’t leave him ever. I take him with me everywhere. I was married. It didn’t work out. The most amazing thing came out of it. I am good with that.

(Knight) will never read anywhere that I said anything negative about his father. It doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not. Because at the end of the day he needs to know he did come from love.”

Well, she did recently say the person who disappointed her most was her ex-husband but I imagine that will be a given to the kid considering his parents are divorced.

Overall, that’s a very mature stance from Kelis. Baby mothers, daddies, celebrities, and those willing to sell your soul and its kidney’s in order to be one, live and learn.

In other Kelis news, she’s said to be in talks for her own reality show. Previously, she and Nas were to do a show chronicling their relationship. Yes, there are way too many reality shows. Yes, I’ll be checking out hers anyway.

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Kelis Isn’t Done Taking Nas to the Bank Yet

Published by Dior Noir on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

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Remember when Kelis used to make money by actually making music, not taking Nas for all he’s worth? Yeah me either but if she keeps taking Esco to court at this rate she’ll never have to work again.

Kelis filed papers when Nas got behind on the $55K/month payments he was ordered to fork over during their divorce settlement and the feuding couple went back to court on Monday. Nas has said that he’s broke (he owes over $3mil in back taxes) but the judge showed no mercy on his pockets.

According to documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court, uncovered by TMZ, “Nas had to immediately fork over $47,249.42 in back child support and $40,454 in back spousal support. The judge also ordered Nas to pay $10,000/month in spousal support until he pays off the $299,015.50 he owes Kelis. Nas also has to pay 90% of Kelis’ legal fees in the amount of $155,787.28. Lastly, Nas has to pay $48,549.83 to cover Kelis’ accounting expenses.”

Damn. Cheaper to keep her for sure.

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Nas Wants His Kelis Tattoo Removed

Published by Runteldat on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:00 am.

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You couldn’t pay me to put somebody else’s name let alone their image on my body.

I don’t care how wonderful they are and how great it is, I’d rather stamp “Love that chicken from Popeye’s” on my body than anyone’s likeness. At least with the chicken I know it will always be there.

It’s a lesson Nas is now learning as word says he’s about ready to burn off that picture of a bare breasted Kelis off his forearm.

Indeed, according to MTO Mr. Jones will be flying in and out of LA to begin a series of laser treatments to remove his green and formally permanent ode to his now ex-wife.

Unless JD works his magic with Damita Jo, I’m sure we’ll be hearing about him removing his Mother Teresa meets Janet Jackson tat off in due time, too.

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Kelis, WTH Are You Wearing!? Again!

Published by Dior Noir on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

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Kelis revived her old lesbian rumors when she was spotted kicking it with her “BFF” Dania Ramirez at Voyager night club in Hollywood last weekend but I’m less interested in who she’s asking to “Blindfold Me” in the bedroom…all I want to know is why would any “friend” of hers ever let her step out the house like that!?

The grandma-gray colored mullet? That Bollywood nose ring? The stuffy button up/broach combo to the club?  She did say if Nas isn’t paying for an expense, it’s not getting paid, so is being broke what’s causing her recent fashion crisis?

She channeled the Statue of Liberty and added a crown to the gray mullet at the Sundance Film Festival:

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Wore the same ‘do and scared the world when she showed up in this freakish Avatar ensemble–complete with fake blonde lower eyelashes, a spandex catsuit and and Alexander McQueen heels– at last week’s Data Awards:

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And got PETA’s panties in a bunch when she wore this Cruella DeVille look last month (I would almost rather see her reach for this hat again to cover up her latest hairstyle! Almost.):

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Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved Kelis’ eclectic style. She’s was setting trends way back when Rihanna and Lady Gaga where just regular looking girls-next-door named Robyn and Stefani. Lately though….notsomuch.  Maybe she’s too busy being a mom to care about what she looks like  (or what we think about it!) and that’s fair but I really miss the fly, Bossy Kelis of the past!

What do you think of Kelis’ recent style choices?

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Kelis Gets Bossy With PETA

Published by Dior Noir on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

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We already know PETA goes in on celebrities who wear fur and Kelis is one of the latest entertainers who has ruffled their feathers. When pictures surfaced of the singer leaving her album release party in London in the furry look above, PETA wrote her a finger wagging letter complaining about her Cruella de Vil-esque choices.

Not one to be stepped to, Kelis bit back dismissing the PETA President Ingrid Newkirk as “nuts” and telling them exactly where they can shove their red paint cans. Check the scathing  open letter Kelis posted on her MySpace page:

“Good morning all!

Ok, so you’re gonna love this. The other day I got a personalized letter from PETA! Lol so after some thought I’ve decided to write one back. Goes a little something like this:

There is no humane way to kill anything, let me start there. It’s unfortunate but it’s part of life. With that being said, I would eat pterodactyl if you found some and you told me it was meaty and delicious. And after doing a very minimal amount of research……. I found out that the founder Ingrid Newkirk is completely batty. I had a feeling but she far exceeded my expectations. I mean certifiably insane! Lol this chicks will is nuts, google it – it’s a riot! Beyond the fact that I think she’s a diabetic, which means she needs insulin, which is taken from lab pigs (I know this because my sister happens to be in veterinary school), which would be completely hypocritical. It’s like don’t abuse animals unless it can help me.

I feel very strongly about a lot of things such as the sweatshops that spin cotton and the blood on their hands. Btw it’s not just the look of fur. It’s warm as hell and feels glorious, ever rubbed faux fur on your body? Nothing luxurious about that. Then the letter proceeded to name artist and designers who don’t wear real fur. Great! More for me! I don’t judge them, don’t judge me.

If I started wearing endangered animals like polar bear or orangutan then talk to me. (Which btw for the record I would not – I do believe in the preservation of endangered species) But the minks and chinchilla that quite honestly are rodents and if weren’t in the form of a coat I would demand they be put to death anyway are not an issue to me.

The death of high fashion. Ugh.

I eat meat, and in fact my mouth salivates as I type the word meat! And the paint throwing that’s just ridiculous! What if I was hurling Loubitons and Pierre Hardy’s at every sad poorly dressed person on the street? As right as I may be it’s just fanatical and crazy. And people have the right to feel as they please. What about art? Survival of the fittest. Natural selection? No let’s just let all the rodents run free and over take our cities. Oh wait they have, NY and LA in particular are infested! Why don’t u save them all from scavenging on the streets and ruining my evening strolls, take them home. Make them pets! Get off my back! Pun intended!

Underpaid minorities picking your vegetables, now that’s fine for you right? Please, fight for their rights. How about the poverty in the communities of brown people around the world. She had the nerve to say (and I quote) “get over it” talking of the issue of black people and slavery in this country verses cows being slaughtered. Is she kidding me? Lol yes she must be. Actually, she’s lucky most black people have real issues to worry about in the U.S and don’t give a crap what her delusional privileged opinions are. But she should try saying that again just for kicks n giggles on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd in Harlem n see how well people “get over it” lol.

If u want to preach do it about something worthwhile don’t waste my time trying to save the dang chipmunk.

Find a worthwhile cause like the women being maimed in these Middle Eastern countries. Or female circumcision. Or women’s rights here in America, we still get paid less for doing the same jobs as men. Quite honestly if you hate the world so much go live in the forest where no one else has to hear you complain about the perfectly good food chain the good Lord created. Everyone has the right to an opinion, and that’s mine on that! xoxo”

Dismissed!

Meanwhile Kelis just asked a judge to hold Nas in contempt of court because apparently he has refused to give her chinchilla and mink money child and spousal support since December 1 and owes her $56,911.50.

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Nas and Kelis Are Broke?

Published by Runteldat on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 1:00 am.

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Most of his stans hate it, but I love Nas’ “You Owe Me.” Kind of sad how that song now means more to Kelis than it does to him. And the IRS.

These two have been going back and forth over alimony and child support all year, but could much of it gone on in vain?

It seems both Nasir and Kelis aren’t bringing the money in as folks would expect.

Actually, we figured as much for Kelis, who complained about not having brought in much income over the years. Although she recently signed a new record deal with Interscope Records, of that $175,000 figure she told the courts that she only pocked about $50,000 of it.

As for Nas’ financial status, uh, let’s go back to the phrase you owe me.

Freddy O reports:

Nas also acknowledged that he has some serious financial obligations. The rapper stated that he owes 700-thousand-dollars to his manager and two-point-five-million-dollars in back taxes to the IRS. Nas went on to testify that he would not release a solo album next year, but did not discuss whether or not that included his Damian Marley collaboration, “Distant Relatives.” Following the hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham ordered the emcee to pay Kelis 51-thousand-101-dollars a month in spousal and child support. Nas was reportedly paying nearly 40-thousand-dollars a month in temporary support. Wednesday’s ruling did relieve Nas of having to pay the 13-thousand-dollar a month mortgage on the pair’s Los Angeles home where Kelis currently lives.

So on top of having to cough up more than $50,000 to his ex-wife, he’s a good $3.2 million in debt. Send up a prayer for their financial status. Alimony, babies, and managers aren’t cheap…clearly.

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Are Nas and Kelis Reunited?

Published by Dior Noir on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 3:00 pm.

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So after all that drama that Nas and Kelis went through during the months surrounding their divorce it appears the couple has made amends.

Essence reported that the estranged duo has been stepping out in public arm in arm.  On Monday the were caught looking “lovey dovey” at New York hot spot Marquee and were allegedly inseparable all night.  Then next night they hit the opening of celebrity hairstylist Dickey’s new salon, Hair Rules New York (they’re pictured above and I would say Nas doesn’t look too thrilled but it’s hard to tell since he never really smiles in pictures anyway).

Kelis and her mom catered the event for Dickey–who has done Kelis’ hair in the past–so it makes sense that she was there, but I’m still confused about Nas?  Essence insiders said the couple looked friendly and even brought out their baby Knight to the celebration.

So I guess she’s over him cheating and he’s over the fact that she got him for $40,000+ during their divorce and child custody hearings?  That was quick!

Kudos to them for being able to put their feud behind them at least long enough to be in the same room together without drama. The last thing their child needs is to have to deal with his parents at war.  Though I wonder if these outings are just their attempt to make nice for the sake of their child or if they actually have plans to get back together?  A permanent reunion certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing, but if that ends up being the case they could’ve save themselves months of stress!

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Weekend Fix: Possible Plagrism, Wigs and MORE Gold Digging

Published by Dior Noir on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm.

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Remember that “well written” blog post we told you about that  Tameka Foster wrote about the plights of being dark skinned? Well BV Buzz reports that blog post may have been plagiarized! According to the article author Aisha Curry, who wrote the book ‘Pretty For a Black Girl’  read the piece and had the sinking feeling that she had seen it before…because she wrote it. “Why did I feel so connected to this article? Suddenly, it came to me. It was my work! It was my work, my voice, but in her words,” Curry said. “The only difference between her article and my book is she used ‘dark-skinned’ and I used ‘Black.’”

Curry’s 96-page pocket-size book, which was self-published in March 2008, though Tameka’s reps deny she ever saw the book before writing the article. I guess the topic at hand is one that many women of color have struggled with, so it’s not like Tameka couldn’t have come up with the topic on her own, but after some of the letters I’ve seen that Tameka has written bloggers in the past, I was a little surprised at her poise with the pen in that blog. I’mjustsayin.

Wigging Out

Did you see the Real Housewives of Atlanta last night?  Luckily no one tried to pull Kim Zolciak’s hair out, but on the internet this morning for some reason, people were still wondering if those shiny blond locks are real. If there was any confusion Kim’s hair is a wig! Not only did she reveal this on the season one reunion, she keeps addressing it in interviews and supposedly even has a wig line that’s coming out soon.  Last night Kim appeared on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live and some un-aired footage hit Bravo.com where the two extensively talked about Kim’s extensions.  “So literally it’s woven in?” Cohen asks.  “No I just put it on honey!”  Kim said of her wig.  She did admit that there’s several pictures out there of her at the beach with her real hair and she said “my natural color is black” (surprise, surprise).  Not sure why everyone is so fascinated by Kim’s hair piece, it’s not like everyone else on that show hasn’t dabbled in some Yakki (I mean even Kandi had a piece glued in the front of her short bump and curl before the photo shoot on yesterday’s episode!).  Let the girl have her Barbie weave.

All About the Benjamins

Kelis still can’t keep her hands out of Nas’ pockets! It wasn’t enough for her to receive a nearly $55,000 child and spousal support settlement after her divorce, according to TMZ, Kelis’ lawyer Laura Wasser has filed documents requesting that Nas pay $281,571 in retroactive spousal support and $29, 522 in retroactive child support. But, that’s not all: because Nas makes over $244k per month, Wasser believes Kelis is entitled to $72, 728 in spousal support and in the future, $17,225 a month in child support. Ok now I am saying she’s a gold digger! Kelis is really trying to take a brother for all he has! There’s no way baby Knight Jones needs all that money, though note to self: put Laura Wasser’s name in my rolodex for the future….just in case!

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It Was Nas’ Idea

Published by Runteldat on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 11:50 am.

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So while the likes of hip-hop’s Ren & Stimpy (Method Man and Redman to ya’ll) declare war on purported trife and lazy women over Nas paying a grip in child support, it seems the man himself isn’t all that worried about the excessive amount.

Why? Because that’s the figure he proposed himself.

That is, according to his lawyer.

On the $55,000 per month Nas has to hand over to Kelis every month in child support and alimony, his attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told OK! Magazine: “This is the exact same amount that my client offered to pay from the beginning.”

Suddenly “You Owe Me” is playing in my head.

Now, he could be lying to save face, but if true, does that mean everyone will stop taking shots at Kelis for getting that money if Nas is the one handing it out?

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