Black Celebrities

Pat Houston Denies Suicide Attempt Claims Facebook Post Is A Misunderstanding

The sister-in-law of the late Whitney Houston has denied claims that she tried to commit suicide, although all the details sound like that exact thing. Pat Houston, who stood by Whitney Houston throughout the many years of her tumultuous career, posted a rather disturbing Facebook message that suggested that things were not going so well for her. The post read,  ...

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Dionne Warwick Files Bankruptcy Cites Money Mismanagement

 Grammy Award winning singer and legend, Dionne Warwick, has found herself in a financial squeeze. It is being reported that the singer has filed bankruptcy in New Jersey. According to her publicist, Warwick’s financial issues stem from tax liabilities that she acquired due to mismanagement of her finances. In her filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey, the ...

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Motown Hit Maker Deke Richards Dies At 68

Songwriter , arranger, and producer, Deke Richards, died this past Sunday, at the Whatcom Hospice House, Peace Health St, Joseph Medical Center. Deke whose real name is Dennis Lussier was part of the Motown team of producers that went by the name “The Corporation”  which included Berry Gordy, Alphonzo Mizell and Freddie Perren. Richards met Gordy at a Supremes concert, ...

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Steve Harvey In Talks To Renew Talk Show For Two More Seasons

Comedienne Steve Harvey has managed to make a successful transition into television. From radio host to author , to talk show host, fans are flocking to  his daytime talk show. Harvey is just shy of Kati Couric in ratings and seems to be picking up momentum with each episode. The New York Times reports that “since its September debut “Steve ...

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Kevin Hart’s Wife Gets Measly $175,000 Divorce Settlement: He’s Worth $9 Million and Growing

Marriage scares a lot of men, mainly because of the financial pain that comes with divorce.  Michael Jordan’s ex-wife walked away with over $168 million and the wife of Tiger Woods got $100 million, plus fat alimony checks.  Big paydays are part of the norm in celebrity divorces, but sometimes, people are able to figure out how to get off cheap. Kevin Hart, the comedian whose stock is rising every single day, was able to get the details of his divorce settled with wife Torrei.  Kevin’s attorney, Debra Opri, worked out the details, with his wife getting a lump sum payment of just $175,000.    In addition to the lump sum, Kevin is going to pay his ex-wife $19,875 per month in child support for their 8-year old daughter Heaven and 5-year old son Hendrix.   Torrei also got a Cadillac Escalade and some jewelry, according to TMZ. Some think that Kevin got off easy.  Others think that nearly $20,000 per month is more than enough money for a person to live a nice lifestyle, especially when they aren’t actually going to work every day.  But no matter who does the judging, this settlement is surely going to be a conversation starter for those who are seeking divorces of their own.

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Tina Turner- Getting Married

Music mega star Tina Turner, 73, is set to marry long-time partner Erwin Bach this year, according to a Swiss tabloid. The ceremony will take place in the garden of her Swiss estate. The groom to be is a German record executive 17 years her junior. The superstar recently renounced her US citizenship for Switzerland, where she has been living with Bach since the mid 90s.The couple has been together for 27 years and after she declined his proposal a few years ago, they are finally set to tie the knot. They have already been together longer than most Hollywood couples are married.  Congrats to the happy couple. 

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George Clinton’s Wife is Demanding Her Share of His Money

If funk legend George Clinton thought he was going to be able to walk away from his marriage with a pocket full of money, he’s in for a rude awakening.  The performer is going through some rough times in his divorce proceedings, as he seeks to disconnect his life from his wife of 22-years. Stephanie Lynn Clinton, however, isn’t having it.  She says that although she agrees that the relationship is “irretrievably broken,” she is not going to walk away without a significant piece of his financial pie. Clinton says that the couple doesn’t share any property and don’t share a bank account, so she can’t expect to get anything from him.  But her attorneys don’t agree.   In a response to Clinton’s lawyers, Stephanie says that a judge should give her temporary alimony while he decides on the permanent financial situation.  Stephanie is also calling for a full review of the 71-year old’s financial situation so that the judge can accurately determine how much of a cut she should get. The two were married in Ohio and don’t have any kids, which should make for a relatively simple split, assuming they can get this financial situation behind them.

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Management Company Still Fighting Over Rights To Aaliyah’s Songs

Twelve years after Aaliyah’s death, music publishers are still fighting to claim rights to the late singer’s songs. Reservoir Media Management filed a lawsuit against Crazed Productions for unlawfully making a profit off of Aaliyah’s  songs, via the internet. Reservoir is claiming that they acquired the rights to the late singer’s songs from her albums, “Aaliyah” and “One In A ...

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Bobby Brown Released From Jail After Only Nine Hours

LAPD did not waste any time locking Bobby Brown up and they did not waste any time letting him go either. After only nine hours in lock up, Bobby Brown was released. Brown was supposed to be serving 55 days in jail as a result of being convicted of his third DUI. It is alleged that the singer was released,due ...

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