Bobbi Kristina Brown is creating quite a stir again, only this time it is with her neighbors. Gawker.com reports the late Whitney Houston's daughter was just evicted from her Alpharetta apartment due to complaints of excessive noise.
Brown was not happy, allegedly paying her tattle-tale neighbors a visit leaving them a not so nice “thank you” letter to show her appreciation.
The letter reads:
“Thanks. You are the s*** at the bottom of our shoe. Thank you for making a hard year harder. You are a miserable couple, and always will be. You were honored to have us living above you and you couldn’t stand such a young beautiful couple being far more successful than you ever will be. I pray your misery doesn’t rub off on your innocent little baby.”
In the past, there have been a number of complaints against Brown including partying into the early hours of the morning.
Brown has yet to comment on her eviction.
Being the children of two of the biggest hip-hop celebrities in the world isn't easy.
Lil Wayne and Birdman's daughters, Reginae Carter and Bria Williams, shed some light on the ups and downs of growing up in the spotlight and the perils of being a celebrity kid in their new fictional book Paparazzi Princesses.
Our partner GlobalGrind sat down with the two adorable teens to talk about the hardships of being a celebrity kid, "boy talk" with their fathers, college, and of course, their brand new book.
Check out GlobalGrind's exclusive interview in the video up top!
By Brittany Lewis, Global Grind Staff
Jada Pinkett-Smith is going to stand by husband Will Smith through thick and thin.
She's so dedicated, in fact, that in a recent interview with Redbook Magazine she revealed there's nothing Will could do to make her leave him.
“What is the thing that Will could do to make me not love him? That would make me abandon him? I can’t think of one. I’m sorry.”
She does go on to mention one thing, however.
"Except if he did something bad to the kids," she adds. "Now we've got a problem."
The "Menace II Society" actress doesn't have to worry about that, though, posting on her facebook page that she's married to one of the best fathers in the world.
"Before Will and Jaden starred in AE, they starred in...Daddy Trying to Figure It Out
I have been blessed with one of the best baby daddies in the world."
If their relationship seems golden, it's because they're able to find joy in the simple things.
"We tend to find magic in the mundane," the 41-year-old actress, singer and activist says. "Picking Willow up from her girlfriend's house at 9:30 p.m., and enjoying that ride together, then stopping at 7-Eleven to get some ice cream as a family."
Jada also admits she is affected by what's said in the media, before letting us know her secret for dealing with the gossip.
"I have been affected by gossip, and I know people who have been too," she says. "I've seen marriages destroyed by gossip. It is cruel. At the end of the day, all that matters is: Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror? That is it, baby."
By BlogXilla for Global Grind Staff
Demonstrators in Istanbul, Turkey, have said media around the world was ignoring the story of increased police brutality to their nonviolent protest. Well, that's far from the case now.
Police in riot gear squared off against hundreds of protesters who used bricks and paving slabs as weapons. Police drove vehicles into the crowd in an attempt to get protesters to disperse.
Correspondents for the BBC said police also fired a water cannon and tear gas in Taksim Square as demonstrators chanted "unite against fascism" and "government resign."
An Istanbul resident named Lily told the BBC that "there are 40,000 people crossing the bridge between Asia and Europe today. All the public transport is on lockdown."
She said that police had dropped tear-gas canisters from helicopters overnight.
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By Christina Coleman for Global Grind Staff
Does Shemar Moore have a "Criminal Mind"? According to the lady who attempted to press charges on him for assault at his home in Encino, Calif., Sunday night, Yes!
TMZ is reporting that, last night at around 3:45 a.m., a woman at Shemar's house called the police claiming Shemar assaulted her. When they arrived, Shemar and the woman both said the other was pushing and shoving. TMZ was told that "drinking was involved".
A source that knows Shemar told TMZ,
"The woman was in Shemar's backyard with a number of people when someone (not Shemar) pushed her in the pool. She got very upset and tried to come inside the house, soaking wet. She was asked to wait until someone could get her some towels. Shemar came to the door with the towels, but she became even more irate and he asked her to leave. Apparently one of them started the pushing, and she called the cops."
Allegedly, both Shemar and the woman each wanted to press charges, but since there was no evidence of any injury to either party, no one was taken to jail.
Cops are still investigating but there probably won't be any charges brought forth.
It sort of sounds like the lady in question was embarrassed about being thrown in the pool in front of Shemar and whomever else was there. But ladies, that's not how you handle that!
If something embarrassing happens to you in front of someone that you are digging, you don't spazz out about it! That only makes you look worse. No, instead, you find the humor in the situation and laugh at yourself, thus showing you have a sense of humor and don't take yourself too seriously. Freaking out only scares guys off! True story.
By The Urban Daily
Lauryn Hill is busy tying up loose ends before beginning her prison term for tax evasion.
The NJ multi-talent has been renting a South Orange mansion since 2009 and was sued by her landlords for failing to pay rent in March. But rather than fight the eviction Hill reached a settlement with the landlords, agreeing to pay $7000 in rent and move out by the end of May. She begins her jail term in July.
Lauryn Hill plead guilty to tax evasion in 2012 and was ordered to serve three months in prison. Hill owed taxes on $1 Million worth of income and was able to pay $970,000 prior to sentencing, but it was not enough to keep her out of jail completely. The singer and rapper recently signed a deal with Sony records and released a song "Neurotic Society" on iTunes in an effort to raise funds towards her debt.
Hill came to prominence as a member of multi-platinum selling group The Fugees and won five Grammys for her solo debut "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" in 1999.
Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly said Friday that she’s offended by a male colleague’s suggestion that children of working mothers don’t fare as well as children with stay-at-home moms.
A Pew Research Center study released this week showing that women are now the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children ignited a sharp debate on Fox with two of the network’s most prominent women taking on male colleagues. It culminated in an electric on-air exchange Friday among Kelly, Fox contributor Erick Erickson and anchor Lou Dobbs.
The debate also included with the unusual – for Fox – use of President Barack Obama as a symbol of success.
“What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist-in-chief?” Kelly said to Erickson.
See clip below:
Dobbs had convened a panel with three other men who bemoaned the study’s findings Wednesday on the Fox Business Network. Juan Williams said the study showed that “something’s gone terribly wrong in American society and it’s hurting our children.” Pollster Doug Schoen suggested that the social order is being undermined.
Erickson said that in nature, the male is typically dominant. He later wrote that children in a two-parent traditional household will more often than not be more successful than children of single or gay parents.
“We should not kid ourselves or scream so loudly in politically correct outrage to drown the truth,” Erickson wrote on his redstate.com blog. “Kids most likely will do best in households where they have a mom at home nurturing them while dad is out bringing home the bacon.”
Fox prime-time host Greta Van Susteren blogged in response: “Have these men lost their minds?” She wrote that the next thing they’ll have “is a segment to discuss eliminating women’s right to vote.”
Erickson told Kelly on Friday that it isn’t healthy for society when the roles of men and women in the family are interchangeable.
Kelly said plenty of data suggest that children in homes with homosexual parents or working mothers are as healthy and able to thrive in society as children with stay-at-home moms. Kelly, a mother of two, dismissed Erickson’s contention that he wasn’t judging others.
“I don’t like what you wrote one bit,” she said. “I think you are judging people. You sound like somebody who is judging but wants to come out and say `I’m not, I’m not, I’m not but let me judge, judge, judge. And, by the way, it’s science and facts, facts, facts.’ But this is a list of studies saying your science is wrong and your facts are wrong.”
Erickson criticized “politically motivated” studies.
Dobbs, for his part, was interrupted by Kelly when he decried damage done to society by the breakup of marriages and the rise of single-person households.
“Why are you attributing that to women in the workforce?” Kelly said.
Dobbs said, “Let me just finish what I’m saying, if I may, oh dominant one.”
“Excuse me?” Kelly replied, her eyebrows rising.
Kelly told the men that 50 and 60 years ago there was a wide belief in society that the children of interracial marriages were inferior.
“They said it was science, and it was fact,” she said. “If you were the child of a black father and a white mother or vice versa, you were inferior and you were not set up for success. Tell that to Barack Obama.”
We love cereal. And we love cute kids. So naturally, this commercial is a win/win for us.
But the new "Just Checking" Cheerios ad, which features a biracial child and an interracial couple, is ruffling some feathers.
Some of the comments on YouTube and Reddit are hard to read...but the gist is that interracial relationships are still taboo. (Believe me...people are pissed. And I quote...heads are going to explode when they do one for gay couples).
Anyway, watch the commercial above and tell us if you see anything wrong with it...is it racist? Is it inappropriate? Are we not ready to see the reality of America?
By Christina Coleman for Global Grind Staff
George Zimmerman's defense told us all yesterday that they had run through most of their money...and needed more before the June 10 trial began.
They even went so far as to ask for public donations...$5-$10 to be exact (which they said...was a "small" donation).
And now today the defense is announcing that in the 24 hours since begging for money, they've raised $12,000.
Here's a statement from the defense fund:
Yesterday, we had to ask for help. We stated that the defense fund had exhausted its funds, and we’d have to raise another $120,000 to give George the trial he deserves. In the 24 hours since we asked for new donations, we’ve received just over $12,000 -- 10% of our goal. Thank you to everyone who has shown support.
They even broke down the amount of their donations:
More than 240 donated. The largest donation was $500. Many gave $100. Most contributed $10 or $20.
They gave special shout outs to donors who not only gave money, but words of encouragement.
A donor from the Bronx sent $5.00 and said:
“Good luck and I know this is not a lot, but everyone deserves a fair trial.”
A person from Tampa sent $50.00 and said:
“I'm a former journalist. From the beginning, I knew the ‘facts’ had been manipulated. I'm an antiracist liberal, and my friends recoil in horror if I try to discuss any of the evidence. Mark O'Mara has been eloquent in challenging the ‘racist monster’ meme. When this is all over, I wish someone would write a book detailing how this has been played.”
An individual from West Virginia donated $10.00 and said:
“I don't know if George Zimmerman is guilty or not, but he deserves the ability to defend his self in court as best he can. This donation wouldn't be necessary if certain individuals and organizations hadn't attempted to act as his judge, jury, and executioner in the wake of that terrible night. Good luck, and may the truth prevail, whatever it may be.”
A $10 donor from Los Angeles said:
“I believe GZ should have equal access to funding as the prosecutors. I have not forged an opinion on his guilt or innocence. I support fair trials for all. Good luck.”
A Pennsylvania donor gave $25.00 and simply said, “Win.”
You wanted to know who these people are that are funding Zimmerman after he shot and killed an unarmed Trayvon Martin...
Now you know.
Meanwhile, the Trayvon Martin Foundation is holding an event in Miami on June 1 for peace. Check out the video below:
By Christina Coleman for Global Grind Staff
In the wake of more Twitter beefs, more arrests and more bad behavior, the founder of GlobalGrind.com, Russell Simmons, penned an editorial detailing his thoughts on the struggling actress. Below is Russell's statement.
I don't have control over all the editorial content that gets published on GlobalGrind.com. I trust my editorial staff to write uplifting and inspiring stories about celebrities, however there are some times when a story doesn't always have a positive ending. The staff often writes stories and blogs about issues and people they care about, but they also write stories and blogs about celebrities our readers want to know about.
In the case of Amanda Bynes, it is sad for me to watch the struggles of this very talented young actress. I have seen this story play out so many times throughout my career. I can understand why some might enjoy watching her growing pains, as it is easier in life to judge someone rather than deal with your own issues. I have grown to learn that you’ll actually evolve faster when you look to uplift, rather than judge those who seem to be struggling in life. I am a firm believer that there are better days ahead for Amanda.
Although I have never met her, I know that she has great gifts to offer this world, as she has shown in the past, and I know that no matter what we've done or where we've been, every single one of us can change.
By Russell Simmons