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BET HIP HOP AWARDS CAME WITH A LITTLE DRAMA
An altercation took place a the BET Hip Hop Awards during a tribute … A TRIBUTE of all things, to Chris Lighty who passed away last month. Here’s BET’s official response that was issued Saturday night: Tonight during a taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012, an altercation between two rap entourages broke out backstage.
USHER’S EX DOESN’T
Well look who’s playing hardball. It’s none other than Usher Raymond. The singer has made it clear to ex-wife Tameka that he’s selling the mansion she’s been living in since their divorce and she needs to start packing … NOW. Sources close to the couple tell TMZ, Usher’s lawyer sent Tameka Raymond a letter informing her the 12,000 sq. ft. Georgia home — which Usher owns — is going on the market and she needs to find new digs. Usher has allowed Tameka to live in the home for the last few years — but per their 2009 divorce agreement, Usher has the right to sell the pad at any time as long as he gives 60 days notice. According to sources, Tameka didn’t take the news well, seeing as she has no income of her own and has been financially dependent on Usher since the divorce. On the flip side, we’re told Usher feels he’s given Tameka plenty of time to get her act together … and enough is enough. Tameka has responded, saying thatTMZ got it all wrong … that they’ve been reporting she’d be kicked out for 2 years now and so far they’ve been wrong. Well, we’ll see in 60 days who’s right and who’s wrong.
Today, OWN – Oprah Winfrey Network announced an exclusive partnership with Tyler Perry, to become his singular destination for all new television series and projects, including two new scripted series for the network to premiere in mid 2013. These will be the first original scripted series for OWN and Perry will executive produce, write and direct both series. “It’s a dream realized to partner with Oprah and bring scripted programming to OWN,” stated Perry. “She has accomplished so much with the network and I’m excited to work with her to be a part of its continued growth.”
Janet Jackson is famous for being married without anyone knowing. And who can blame her? But rumors are surfacing that Ms. Jackson may become Mrs. al Mana sometime in 2013 in a “secret” $20 million dollar wedding extravaganza. Twenty million dollars is chump change when you’re a billionaire businessman like her boyfriend Wissam al Mana, who’s been dating
TLC lead singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins will star in her own reality series to air on, ironically, TLC. Citing sources close to the production, TMZ reports that the network has ordered four episodes of the show, titled “Totally T-Boz,” due to premiere in 2013. The show will focus on the 42-year-old single mom as she tries to re-launch her music career after recovering from the life-threatening brain tumor she was diagnosed with in 2006. The tumor was so invasive that once removed, T-Boz had to relearn how to walk and talk. T-Boz’s daughter, brother, cousins and friends will also star in the series, which is currently filming in
Mike Tyson is sporting a neck brace and a significant scar after undergoing surgery to fix a degenerated disc. The boxer, 46, showed up to a charity auction held by the World Boxing Council and Hublot Watches in