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 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.”
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. “
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.”
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 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.
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.”