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.

Robert Downey Jr. Accused for Racist Comment About Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Robert Downey Jr. Accused for Racist Comment About Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Robert Downey Jr. Accused for Racist Comment About Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. has been accused of making a racist comment about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Downey, who is promoting his latest movie, “Age of Ultron,” was asked what he thought of Inarritu’s claim that superhero movies were “cultural genocide.”

Downey told The Guardian: “Look I respect the heck out of him. I think for a man whose native tongue is Spanish to be able to put together a phrase like ‘cultural genocide’ just speaks to how bright he is.” Wow.

Robert Downey Jr. was blasted on Twitter — called racist and ignorant.

Bruce Jenner: “I Am a Woman” and “Can’t Pull Back Curtain Any More”

Bruce Jenner:  "I Am a Woman" and "Can't Pull Back Curtain Any More"

Bruce Jenner: “I Am a Woman” and “Can’t Pull Back Curtain Any More”

Bruce Jenner: The Interview

Bruce Jenner publicly told the world, “To all intents and purposes, I am a woman”as he comes out as a transgender during an interview with Diane Sawyer. When asked why now at age 65, he said, “I can’t pull back the curtain anymore.”

He said, “My brain is much more female than it is male. That’s what my soul is. Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie. I can’t do it anymore.”

He said that at age eight or nine, he wanted to do something he had never done before — put on a dress. Bruce Jenner said at that time he didn’t know why he was doing besides “it just made me feel good.” He said he did put on his sister’s dress and went outside, wearing his mother’s scarf to cover his short hair.

Jenner said he told his first wife, Christie, about his “issues” and that he likes to cross-dress. They broke up after a few years. He got married a second time, this time to Linda Thompson. They ended up in counselling and then broke up. Jenner said gender was the reason for their break-up.

Bruce Jenner started taking hormones in the 1980s and took estrogen for five years. He started to alter his appearance at that time.

Jenner says when he married @KrisJenner she saw him dressed in women’s clothing. But didn’t she say she didn’t know he wanted come out as transgender? #BruceJennerABC. Did he diss her during the interview saying, “I lovED her?”

He said due to the constant hounding by the paparazzi, he began to contemplate suicide, but said he wanted to see how the story ended.


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Fans React to Shonda Rhimes Killing Off McDreamy on “Grey’s Anatomy”

Patrick Dempsey character killed off Grey's Anatomy

Fans React to Shonda Rhimes Killing Off McDreamy on “Grey’s Anatomy” (Photo Credit: Jordin Althaus, ABC)

Fans did not take too kindly to Shonda Rhimes killing off Patrick Dempsey’s character, Derek Shepherd, from “Grey’s Anatomy” shocker last night. Dempsey’s exit is major and it literally broke the Internet last night. Shonda Rhimes and #GreysAnatomy are trending on Twitter and other social media sites.

In a statement Rhimes said, “Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character – for Meredith, for me and for the fans.” She added, “I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our ‘McDreamy’.”

“Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example – happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true – of what young women should demand from modern love. His loss will be felt by all.”

McDreamy’s fans weren’t trying to hear that. Here’s the reaction on Twitter:

Ben Affleck Admits Asking PBS to Bar Mention of Slave-Owning Ancestor

Ben Affleck slave-owning ancestor

Ben Affleck Admits Asking PBS to Bar Mention of Slave-Owning Ancestor (Photo Credit: Facebook via Ben Affleck)

Actor Ben Affleck admits he demanded that PBS genealogy show, “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” bar any mention of his slave-owning ancestor out of “embarrassment.” Um, CNN’s Anderson Cooper had a similar revelation and didn’t have it from the world. It was included in his segment.

Wikileaks released the emails which were a part of the Sony hack. The emails between top Sony executive Michael Lynton and Henry Louis Gates Jr. focused on the quandary Gates found himself in over Affleck’s demands. The show would eventually cave to the actor’s request and did not mention the ancestor when the segment aired in October.

In a Facebook post, Affleck admitted he did lobby for the “embarrassing” finding not to be included in the episode. He wrote, “After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for ‘Finding Your Roots,’ it was discovered that one of my distant relatives was an owner of slaves. I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste in my mouth.”

Affleck continued, “I lobbied [the producer] the same way I lobby directors about what takes of mine I think they should use. This is the collaborative creative process. Skip [the show’s host, Henry Louis Gates Jr.] agreed with me on the slave owner but made other choices I disagreed with. In the end, it’s his show and I knew that going in. I’m proud to be his friend and proud to have participated.”

He wrote, “Finding Your Roots is a show where you voluntarily provide a great deal of information about your family, making you quite vulnerable.” “The assumption is that they will never be dishonest but they will respect your willingness to participate and not look to include things you think would embarrass your family.”

“We deserve neither credit nor blame for our ancestors and the degree of interest in this story suggests that we are, as a nation, still grappling with the terrible legacy of slavery,” Affleck wrote. “It is an examination well worth continuing. I am glad that my story, however indirectly, will contribute to that discussion. While I don’t like that the guy is an ancestor, I am happy that aspect of our country’s history is being talked about.”

 

Week 6: Patti LaBelle Voted Off “Dancing With the Stars”

Patti LaBelle Voted Off "Dancing With the Stars"

Patti LaBelle Voted Off “Dancing With the Stars”

Patti LaBelle voted off “Dancing with the Stars”

Patti LaBelle was voted off “Dancing With the Stars” in Week 6. She had a good run and brought a lot of entertainment week after week.

It’s sad to see Patti LaBelle leave, but she did her thing…one shoe and all doing the quick step to Martha and the Vandellas “Heatwave.”

Patti LaBelle’s tweet:

The Reaction on Twitter:

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

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