What Ever Happened to India Arie??? Well She’s Being Sued by Her Manager


If you wondered what ever happened to India.Arie, according to her former manager she ended her own career…


According to a lawsuit filed earlier this year in federal court in Tennessee, Noreen Nalli served as India.Arie’s manager from 2005-2009, when she claims Arie dumped her without notice.

The two are now involved in a she-said-she-said battle. Nalli claims India.Arie still owes her money from when they worked together and India.Arie counter-sued … claiming she overpaid Nalli.

But here’s the interesting part … Nalli claims India.Arie constantly canceled shows, rejected offers to perform, and would be unavailable for weeks at a time … which hurt record sales and therefore cost Nalli additional money.

A rep for India.Arie tells TMZ that “she remains hopeful that the matter will be resolved amicably.”

Online Sites for Dating Prisoners on the Rise

Online sites for dating prisoners have proliferated in recent years. On the surface, these sites profess to specialize in connecting people behind bars with those seeking pen pals. Behind this façade, sites with names like jailbabes.com act as bridges that transform long-distance friends into lovers.

Arlen Bischke started a prisoner pen-pal site called meet-an-inmate.com in 1998 to help prisoners connect to the outside world. “They become very lonely and often get cut off from their friends and family,” Biske told theGrio. “Correspondence with a stranger can give them something to look forward to and help their moral.”

Yet his site and those similar to it feature inmate profiles as inviting as any on OkCupid. Posing in spruced-up versions of their prison uniforms, prisoners use these sites to sell themselves to potential pen pals and describe the types of people they want to meet.

One compelling prospective pen pal, Israel Cosme, age 30, displays his perfectly toned chest to visitors of meet-an-inmate.com telling all takers, “I love to laugh and have been told I have a great sense of humor.”

Jackie’s Magazine Editor-in-Chief Resigns After Calling Rihanna A N****B****

Eva Hoeke, editor-in-chief of Jackie Magazine, the controversial magazine that’s having a PR nightmare over the racist terms used in an article to describe Rihanna, has resigned. According to Necole Bitchie, the editor and the publisher felt her credibility were compromised by the incident, and in a statement on the publication’s Facebook page, she announced she is laying down her editorial responsibilities. Here’s what the statement says:

I realize that my first reaction on Twitter, where I indicated that it was a joke, was an incomplete description of what I, and also the author of the article referred. The term ‘n—a b—h’ h” has come over from America and we have only this to describe this particular style of clothes that we can try to interpret. Due to the enormous pressure from social media, I promised to do better regarding the language in future issues of Jackie and I have offered to rectify the situation.

I have now come to the conclusion that rectification is not the right solution. I regret that I have taken too quickly positions on an item in Jackie – which incidentally had no underlying racial motive. In the course of events I went with, the publisher came to the conclusion that, now that my credibility is affected, it’s better for all parties if I immediately lay down my duties as editor. After my eight years giving my heart and soul for Jackie, I realize that these errors – although not malicious intent – are a reason for leaving. “

So How Much Money Will Vanessa Bryant Receive In The Divorce Settlement?

Via LA Times

The calculations are complete:

Vanessa Bryant will probably receive a minimum of $75 million, in addition to spousal and child support, from a divorce settlement with her husband of ten years, Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, the L.A. Times reports.

According to The Times, Vanessa’s mother revealed years ago that the couple does not have a prenuptial agreement. Kobe’s net worth has been estimated between 150-200 million dollars.California law stipulates that a spouse is entitled to “maintain her standard of living” post-divorce, attorney Dmitry Gorin told The Times.

Though the couple said in a statement last Friday that they had “resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately,” Vanessa’s step-father, Stephen Laine, told TMZ that the daughter he raised from a small child is “gold-digger just like her mother.”

New Song: Nicki Minaj – ‘Stupid Hoe’

Nicki Minaj released her new single ‘Single Hoe’ to itunes earlier Tuesday evening, and from the sound of it Roman is back in full effect.  The animated single is the first to premiere from her sophomore album, ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,’ dropping on Valentine’s Day 2012.  Did Nicki hit or miss with this track???

Jay-Z Considers Purchasing Armored Vehicle To Drive Around Baby Carter

Jay-Z plans to make sure that baby Brooklyn is protected at all costs.

Newser.com reports that the “Otis” star has spoken with Hollywood legend, Tom Cruise, about armored stunt vehicles to make sure the heiress to Hip-Hop royalty is kept safe.

“Jay is looking at action-movie style vehicles like Tom’s and wants to make sure they are bullet-proof and 100% safe,” a source says. “He won’t be taking any risks, that’s for sure.”

This news comes on the heels of wife Beyonce’s “mom van.” A one million dollar Mercedes Benz van that comes equipped with “$150,000 audio system, a full bathroom complete with a shower, and wiring for DirecTV and wi-fi,” reports Mediatakeout.com.

Maybe instead of Brooklyn, they should name the baby Malia or Sasha, because this is definitely First Family status.

Though Beyonce originally said that she was due in February, rumor has it that she’s actually due this month. Fans will just have to wait to find out.

Man Investigated By Feds For Selling Sperm Online

Trent Arsenault, 36, is being investigated by the federal government for selling his sperm to women he met online.

The San Francisco minister has fathered fourteen children in the last five years by offering it to women through his personal website.

Medical specialists say that it is an unsafe practice, but Arsenault says that he donates it out of a “sense of service” for those women who can’t afford traditional sperm banks:

“I always had known through people praying at church that there’s fertility issues,” Arsenault told The Associated Press on Monday. “I thought it would just be a neat way of service to help the community.”

We Saw This Coming: Tamar and Husband Vince Get Their Own Reality Show

WE TV has given Tamar Braxton and her husband Vincent Herbert their own reality series. It’s a spinoff of the reality show “Braxton Family Values.”

“We are so very excited for this amazing opportunity,” said Braxton. “With our family series, Braxton Family Values, we aim to show audiences the true meaning of family and sisterhood, and with our new show, marriage. Our journey as two driven individuals that love as hard as we work is one we think audiences will relate to.”

The show will primarily focuses on youngest sister Tamar and her attempt at pop stardom with the support of her husband Vince Herbert.

The strategy mirrors that of E! with the family reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which has sprung multiple spinoffs centered on breakout stars from the mothership series, including Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney & Kim Take New York and Khloe & Lamar.

Filming for Tamar & Vince begins in March and the show will air late 2012.

Black Hollywood To Provide Acting Training Camps For NFL Players

When in a recession, it always pays to have a second hustle — especially for Black men in America. John Singleton, Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans are doing their part to help out by holding training camps for football players who want to tackle acting.

From April 2-5, the first NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp will be held at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. To date, twenty former and current NFL players will participate, said the league Monday in a statement.

The Murda Capitol??? ATF and D.C. Police Impersonate Rap Label; Arrest 70 in Year Long Guns and Drug Sting

Via Myfox5

Over $7.2 million in drugs and 161 weapons were confiscated after a year long investigation by the Washington D.C. Police and the Bureau the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which operated as fictional rap label.

According to Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, D.C. police and ATF agents acted as undercover officers and “music industry insiders” during the year-long sting.

The police created the “Manic Enterprisess” studio in Northeast Washington, for fictional rap artist Richie Valdez in November of 2010.

Agents then told the underground world and black market that they were seeking to purchase weapons and drugs.

Over the course of the year, agents confiscated 161 firearms (including a rocket launcher), 29 assault weapons, 80 pounds of methamphetamine, 21 pounds of cocaine, 1.25 gallons of PCP, 24 pounds of marijuana, heroin and Ecstasy.

“If these drugs and guns had made it to our streets, the impact would have been devastating to community,” Police Chief Lanier told the Associated Press in a press release on Monday.

“This was an extremely dangerous operation. These suspects had bragged about other violent crimes they had committed and had no qualms about killing police officers, guards and other innocent people,” Chief Lanier continued. “All the law enforcement members involved in this operation are to be commended for their bravery.”

In addition to the seizures of drugs and weapons, police said many of the 70 suspects detained bragged about other crimes and reportedly stated they would kill police officers or other innocent people if necessary.

Undercover officers arrested one group of assailants in a preemptive attempt to stymie a robbery of the studio.

The depth of the investigation went one step further, when officers ventured to Atlanta with suspects claiming to be associated with the Mexican Drug Cartel “La Familia”.

The Mexican cartel members unknowingly introduced agents to the source that was supplying guns from Georgia.

“These investigations have proven very effective in targeting criminals and keeping drugs and guns off our community’s streets,” said US Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. “The US Attorney’s Office is committed to working with our law enforcement partners and the citizens of the District of Columbia to bringing those who traffic in narcotics and firearms to justice.”

The recording studio was located at a rowhouse in Northeast Washington and was equipt with hidden audio and video equipment.

“It was just about two years ago to the day that we stood here with Chief Lanier and talked about our commitment to the safety of the citizens in the District of Columbia,” said ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge Rich Marianos. “Today’s event shows that the men and women of ATF kept their word, and continue their work in making the citizens of DC safer.”