Bobby Brown Files for Guardianship Over Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Estate

Bobby Brown Files for Guardianship Over Bobbi Kristina Brown's Estate

Bobby Brown Files for Guardianship Over Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Estate

And they are off….Bobby Brown has filed for guardianship over his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate, 11 Alive News reports.

David W. Long, the attorney for Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother Cissy Houston released a statement saying:

This is a family matter involving sensitive information. We hope to resolve this in a manner that is respectful of Bobbi Kristina’s sensitive health information. The Houston family has always looked out for the best interest of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The family has done so all of her life and will continue to do so. We trust that others have the same objective.

Bobbi Kristina was moved from Emory University Hospital to DeKalb Medical Center after she was found unresponsive and face-dwn in a bathtub at her Roswell, Ga., home on Jan. 31.

 

Mattel Creates Barbie In Honor of “Selma” Director Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay's Barbie

Mattel Creates Barbie In Honor of “Selma” Director Ava DuVernay (Photo Credit: Mattel)

Mattel has created a Barbie in honor of “Selma” director Ava DuVernay. The move has been widely praised, considering Barbie is mostly white.

DuVernay’s doll is one in a set of “Shero” Barbies, who are described by Mattel as “female heroes who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere.”

Other sheroes include actresses Kristin Chenoweth and Emmy Rossum; singer Trisha Yearwood; fashion magazine editor Eva Chen and 5-year-old fashion designer Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser.

Ava DuVernay is the first black woman to direct a film nominated for the Best Picture award for the Oscars. She is also the founder of African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, which is a program aimed at providing opportunities to underrepresented filmmakers in the industry.

Patti LaBelle Rocks “DWTS” to “Heatwave,” One Shoe and All

Patti LaBelle Rocks "DWTS" Again, One Shoe and All

Patti LaBelle Rocks “DWTS” Again, One Shoe and All

Patti LaBelle voted off Dancing with the Stars

Patti LaBelle is a true entertainer and she knows how to work a crowd. She rocked “Dancing With the Stars” to Martha and the Vandellas “Heatwave.”

LaBelle lost one of her shoes and didn’t skip a beat. In fact, she has been known to kick off her shoes during concerts, so I am not sure if that was accident or deliberate. But it worked. She did the quick step in one shoe! You go Patti! She got 29 out of 40 from the judges, who were pleased with her performance.

Patti LaBelle even spawned the #oneshoe hashtag on Twitter. Thankfully, it’s not akin to Sen. Joni Ernest’s #breadbag hashtag.

Sorry to see Miss Patti go but she did her thing.

Here’s a clip of Patti LaBelle dancing out of her shoe:

Miko Branch Alleges Anthony Spadafora Drove Titi Branch to Commit Suicide

Titi Branch suicide

Miko Branch Alleges Anthony Spadafora Drove Titi Branch to Commit Suicide (Photo Credit: Miss Jessies.com)

Miko Branch alleges her sister, Titi Branch’s boyfriend, Anthony Spadafora drove her to commit suicide by hanging. The co-founder of mult-million hair care products company Miss Jessie’s is locked in a bitter court battle with Spadafora. Both are blaming each other for her death.

Police said Titi Branch had fallen into deep depression, culminating in suicide by hanging on Dec. 4, 2014, in her midtown Manhattan apartment.

Miko Branch alleges in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that Spadafora isolated her sister from the rest of the family. He allegedly manipulated and used her for her money. She also notes that Titi removed her as the beneficiary of her $2 million life insurance policies and replacing her with Spadafora. She alleges the move clearly shows his “undue influence.”

Branch told The New York Post, “My sister’s death has been a devastating blow. It was only after Titi’s death that we learned more abbout what she’d been going through and how her affairs were being managed.”

The lawsuit alleges that in a two-year span, Spadafora received thousands of dollars from Titi to start his own beard-care business, Maestro’s Classics; $420,000 to purchase and renovate a Pennsylvania house and a $135,000 interest-free loan.

Branch also says that in the days after her sister’s death, her parents were inundated with emails from Anthony Spadafora claiming she had drafted a new will, in which he was given 50 percent of everything. He also allegedly held a laptop ransom in exchange for Titi’s Cartier bracelet.

Spadafora dismisses the claims as “ridiculous.” He said Miko and Titi had a falling-out in September 2013, which left Titi stressed. He told the NY Post that he and Titi had “a real love.”

First Lady Michelle Obama Catches Peformance of Hip-Hop Musical “Hamilton”

Hip-Hop Musical "Hamilton"

First Lady Michelle Obama Catches Peformance of Hip-Hop Musical “Hamilton” (Photo Credit: PublicTheater.org)

First Lady Michelle Obama catches hip-hop musical “Hamilton.”

First Lady Michelle Obama caught the matinee of hip-hop musical “Hamilton” this weekend at the Public Theater in Manhattan.

The musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, follows the life and times of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Michelle Obama’s presence is adding to the considerable buzz the musical already created. “Hamilton” runs until May 3 at the Public Theater and will move to Broadway in July.

Here are some tweets of Michelle Obama at the Public Theater:

The crowd and scene as Michelle Obama left Hamilton the musical

A video posted by Robin (@kawaks) on

Keke Palmer Claps Back Over Talks of Wanting Tia Mowry’s Hubby

Keke Palmer Claps Back Over Talks of Wanting Tia Mowry's Hubby

Keke Palmer Claps Back Over Talks of Wanting Tia Mowry’s Hubby (Photo Credit: Instagram via @kekepalmer)

Keke Palmer claps back over Cory Hardrict chatter

Keke Palmer clapped back over talks that she wants Tia Mowry’s husband Cory Hardrict during an appearance on Wendy Williams’ show.

The drama unfolded after Mowry tweeted “Saying you like married men in interviews [is] not cute… Just saying…” and then quickly deleted it.

The speculation arose after Palmer praised Hardrict in a recent press conference for their new movie “Brotherly Love,” which is produced by Queen Latifah. Palmer also said she had a crush on Hardrict many years ago. Plus the two struck an interesting pose on the red carpet premiere for the movie (see below).

Keke Palmer appeared on the Wendy Williams show on April 16 and said the comments were taken out of context. She said, “I’m sorry to be laughing at this, but it is very funny to me because it’s all so twisted.”

“What happened was, I’ve known Cory since I was 10 years old. He auditioned for ‘Akeelah and the Bee’ to play my big brother in the film. And in the interview I was talking about how the whole ‘Brotherly Love’ cast, we kind of grew up together,” Palmer said.

Palmer continued, “I’ve known most of the cast since I was very young, including Cory. And I was like, ‘I’ve known Cory since I was 10, and I was like, I’m going to marry this man,’ as a 10-year-old. It was me quoting how I was as a kid.” In other words, she said that everything was “misconstrued.”

Watch Keke Palmer’s interview with Wendy Williams:

Talent Agent Eurydice “Eury” Davis Commits Suicide at Age 38

Talent Agent Eurydice "Eury" Davis Commits Suicide at Age 38

Talent Agent Eurydice “Eury” Davis Commits Suicide at Age 38 (Photo Credit: Eury Davis/Facebook)

Talent agent Eurydice “Eury” Davis died at age 38 after committing suicide last Wednesday, the Wrap reports.

Eury’s clients included “Kill the Messenger” actress Jena Sims, “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor Christian Martin and “Ouija” actress Claudia Katz.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office said Davis died from a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death was ruled a suicide.

In addition to being a talent agent, Eury Davis had a handful of acting roles. Her credits include “Norbit,” and television series, “Identity” and “The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down.”

“When a Man Loves a Woman” Singer Percy Sledge Dies at Age 73

"When a Man Loves a Woman" Singer Percy Sledge Dies at Age 73

“When a Man Loves a Woman” Singer Percy Sledge Dies at Age 73 (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Percy Sledge dies

When a Man Loves a Woman” singer Percy Sledge dies at age 73. His agent Steve Green confirmed the singer died in Baton Rouge on Tuesday morning.

Percy Sledge died after a long battle with cancer, Green said.

Sledge will best be remembered for “When a Man Loves a Woman,” which reached No. 1 on teh charts.

Netflix Releases “Orange is the New Black” Season 3 Trailer

Netflix Releases "Orange is the New Black" Season 3 Trailer

Netflix Releases “Orange is the New Black” Season 3 Trailer (Photo Credit: Netflix Video Screengrab)

“Orange is the New Black” Season 3

Netflix released the first trailer for “Orange is the New Black” season 3 on Thursday. It’s jam-packed with lots of drama from old and new faces.

In the two-minute clip, Pennsatucky, played by Taryn Manning, welcomes new inmates to Litchfield women’s prison, saying “Welcome to Litchfield two point nothing!”

Piper, played by Taylor Schilling, got her ex-girlfriend Alex (Laura Prepon) back behind bars after framing her.

The clip closes out with the hashtag, “#sorrynotsorry.”

Watch “Orange is the New Black” season 3 trailer:

“The Help” Star Octavia Spencer Blasted for Acting Like a Diva at Book Signing

"The Help" Star Octavia Spencer Blasted for Acting Like a Diva at Book Signing

“The Help” Star Octavia Spencer Blasted for Acting Like a Diva at Book Signing (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Octavia Spencer book signing drama

The Help actress Octavia Spencer is being put on blast for acting like a “diva” at a recent book signing for her children’s book in California. You can just say….she lost some fans.

Eyewitnesses told the Daily Mail that Spencer was acting like an “ungrateful bitch.” Some stormed out of the book signing at a Barnes & Noble store at The Grove in Los Angeles last week.

The actress, who won a Best Supporting Academy Award for her role in “The Help” as Minnie Jackson, was at a book signing for her children’s book, “Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective, The Sweetest Heist in History.”

Here’s more from the Daily Mail:

‘Initially, there was a Q & A but Octavia acted like she was forced to be there and she took her anger out on all of us, including the kids.

‘Octavia’s answers were short and blunt and there were times she rolled her eyes to the back of her head like she couldn’t believe someone could ask such a stupid question. It quickly became a very uncomfortable situation for all of us,’ says Guzman.

‘It was clear they just needed to proceed to the autographs because Octavia was not responding well at all to the questions.’

Octavia was scheduled to autograph her books from 7-9 p.m. but she was complaining the moment she arrived about the space they put her in, the ‘tiny glass of water’ she was given, that her feet were hurting so she took a long bathroom break, leaving everyone to wonder if she left or not.

‘Octavia was acting like a diva. She was mad because the event coordinator gave her a small glass of water but she wanted a large liter of ‘good water’ and demanded to know why she was being treated this way,’ Guzman continued.

‘All of this happened in front of everyone who has been standing there for at least an hour, with their restless kids, waiting for her to show up. Octavia didn’t acknowledge the crowd in any way; she just showed up and started to complain.

‘But when the she finally started to sign the books is when things went from bad to worse.’

Girlfriend needs to talk to legendary entertainer Patti LaBelle on how to treat her fans. If true, this is a real shame. We expected better from Octavia Spencer.