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Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond hopes to keep the memory of her late son Kile Glover alive and one way she’s doing that is by honoring him with a 5K Run.
The Give Thanks 5K run/walk will take place Saturday morning in Atlanta and is being held to raise funds for the Kile’s World Foundation’s art initiative and camps.
The 11-year-old Glover died in a boating accident in Atlanta’s Lake Lanier over a year ago after being run over by a personal watercraft and suffering from critical injuries.
“I know when I’ll be running, I will be thinking of him,” said Raymond. “I’m thinking about him every day, but he was my running buddy.”
You can read what else Tameka had to say about her “running buddy” over on ESSENCE.com. While we’re sure it continues to be unbelievably hard to press on without him, we’re glad to see Tameka is keeping Kile’s name and legacy alive.
Now, I’ve refrained from even mentioning this because you all would never believe it to be true (unless you’re in Atlanta and have witnessed somthing with your own eyes), but this rumor has been buzzing for quite some time that Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Big Tigger are dating.
Earlier this year, Tigger was allegedly spotted leaving Knight-Pulliam’s apartment building after a night out on the town. Now, of course that could have been totally innocent and since then, they’ve been spotted around Atlanta together at different events but not necessarily looking like an item. Although they’re both still in the public eye, neither of them have been really open about their love lives.
The Jasmine Brand recently caught up with Big Tigger at the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards and asked Tigger very directly about what’s going on in his personal life:
TJB: Before I let you go, what’s our love life like? You know what the rumors are – how’s our love life going?
BJ: Our love life is awesome!
TJB: Are we in a committed relationship?
BT: Our love life is awesome!
So okay, he doesn’t want to talk about it. Keshia, for her part, doesn’t do many interviews about anything so it’s hard to find anything she’s said about her love life. But we did find one interview from a few months ago that she did with Sasha from Kiss 10s 104.1. While the interview is mostly about her non-profit, Kamp Kizzy, she talks about her love life with her boyfriend, Darian, around the 3:50 second mark.
Big Tigger’s real name: Darian Morgan.
So yeah, we think there’s something going on with these two and while it does seem like a bit of an odd pairing, they go back years and most people will tell you that friends make the best lovers.
Keyshia Cole and hubby Daniel “Boobie” Gibson just cannot seem to figure out what do with their marriage. With rumors of Boobie’s infidelity always sky high, it looks like it’s the wife’s turn: Is Keyshia Cole cheating too?
On Friday night, Drake threw an after party to celebrate his big concert in the city. Keyshia was there and she looked pretty comfortable with Atlanta party promoter, Mr. Rugs. Of course, it could be “nothing,” but then again, married people don’t just allow people of the opposite sex that far into their space, do they? She even seems to be hiding her ring finger (which she does quite often lately in party photos).
If you’ve heard anything about the Gibson marriage lately, you’re well aware that they take their anger out on each other via social media. Boobie has taken to posting pictures that express how angry he’s been over whatever is going on in his life. Keyshia, on the other hand, has been ignoring most things – including the talk about these latest pictures.
So, is it really over for the Gibsons? Is Keyshia Cole cheating or are they separated at this point? Who knows but at the very least, hopefully they can figure out some peaceful ground so they can co-parent and raise their son. Only time will tell.
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Steven Jordan, aka Stevie J., has got to get his stuff together. Now. We already know that his business has been thrown in the street for unpaid child support and now, he’s begging his kids’ mother to not air him out any further.
According to RadarOnline, Carol Bennett’s rep told them that Stevie J called Bennett saying they needed to just work everything out…without the public having to know:
”What’s going on, uh I see all this press it’s going crazy and then I see something ’bout a press conference on October 31. I would ask you not to do a press conference…so let’s try to figure out what we doing, what’s goin’ on aight?”
Oh yes, you read that right: Bennett held a press conference last Thursday to discuss the situation. Now, we don’t know who was at said conference – maybe some Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cameras – but Bennett made a statement saying that her intent was not to have Stevie incarcerated but rather, “to find a resolution and to co-parent with Stevie J. and that means emotionally and financially so that our children can receive the support that they deserve.”
So while Stevie makes a fool of himself on reality television, Bennett essentially adds fuel to the fire by holding a press conference about unpaid child support.
No word from Bennett’s rep, Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez, on whether or not they’ve decided to work this out with Stevie J in public (although she did receive his message before her own version of the dog and pony show).
With parents like these, one can only wonder if the children are more mature.
Well, we know the guy in the center is Ludacris (who, by the way, has been looking very good lately), but we want to know if you can identify the guys surrounding them.
Here’s a hint: They were once part of a group that were discovered and managed by New Edition’s Michael Bivins? If that’s not enough information, the group had about three other members and made girls with a particular name go crazy when their first single was released back in the ’90s. We haven’t heard anything from them since the 90s, but they’ll never be forgotten.
Think you have the answer? Check the next page to see if you’re right and get a “where are they now” update!
A canceled wedding sounds like a tragedy. You can just imagine tears and wilted flowers. But the parents of this would-be Atlanta bride turned what could have been a really somber occasion into a way to give back.
The parents of the bride, Carol and Willie Fowler, donated their daughter’s canceled reception to the homeless.
The Fowlers decided that there was no need for a a good meal from Villa Christina to go to waste so they invited 200 of Atlanta’s needy to eat.
When the Fowlers called Hosea Feed the Hungry charity and offered the meal, the company initially thought it was a joke.
But the Fowlers were sincere. Though they didn’t explain why the wedding didn’t go down as planned they did say that it was called off 40 days beforehand and they wanted to go ahead and hold the event.
Carol Fowler told WBUR it was her husband’s idea to feed Atlanta’s underprivileged a four course meal.
Mrs. Fowler said she and her husband prayed about it and when they woke up the next morning they decided to call Hosea Feed the Hungry.
Elizabeth Omilami, who heads Hosea Feed the Hungry, said that the children who attended the event will never forget it. There was a clown there and the dinner ended up becoming a learning experience as well.
“The passed hors d’oeuvre were very interesting because the children were wondering, ‘could we take the whole tray, or do we just take one off of the tray? So this was an educational opportunity as well, because now they all know how to eat at a four-course meal and the etiquette involved in that.”
The Fowler’s daughter Tamara even came to the event and Mrs. Fowler said she enjoyed the day.
Mrs. Fowler said, “We’re very pleased that she’s handling it so well. She was delighted to see and know others had an opportunity to enjoy something, rather than allow it to go to waste.”
The family called the meal “The First Annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love” and intend to host a similar event next year, this time paid by sponsors.
We can dig it!
Awwww, isn’t she precious!? And she’s already a diva in the making!
This little cutie with a future so bright she has to wear shades is the daughter of the member of one of our favorite girl groups from back in the day. Her mom was a model for “Just For Me” relaxer as kid, and as a young woman, sang along with two of the biggest female vocalists on the planet. Born in Houston, she now lives in Atlanta with her partner, producer Rodney “Don Vito” Richard, who is the father of this beauty. The two have a love for music, so they named their little girl Lyric. These days, Lyric’s mom is trying to get on reality TV, and is hoping to write a book on her time as a member in the world’s biggest girl group. So whose baby is this?
Towanda Braxton Celebrates 40th With “School Daze” Themed Bash — All Her Sisters Dress Up Except Tamar
Guess who turned the big 4-0!? Braxton sister Towanda threw herself an ’80s themed School Daze party. Unfortunately, it seems a lot of the attendees didn’t really get the memo. Some of them looked more ’90s than ’80s, and some folks (like singer Nivea) just threw on an afro wig and camel-toe inducing shorts and acted like it was a look from the back in the day. Trina rocked a Flashdance inspired look, but everybody else kind of did there own thing. Toni rocked a fringe vest, Traci wore an off-the-shoulder look with leather, and Tamar, well, she didn’t even participate, despite Towanda encouraging guests to dress the part. Instead, she rocked an LBD with a jacket and seemed to stay to herself or with their mother and father during the soiree. As you can see from the photos below and on the next page, she didn’t seem as enthused by the party as her siblings were.
Anywho, the birthday girl wore a majorettes sheer and fringed ensemble that she popped out of a box in. The look definitely showed off her fabulous frame and the event at Compound in Atlanta also featured a live marching band and dancers, DJs working from a huge boombox stand, graffiti of the sisters and more. Check out more flicks from the party below and on the next page and let us know if you think these folks played the ’80s theme well of if they missed the mark. Happy belated birthday Towanda!
The clip may be short, but what we saw of the new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is enough to let us know that we’re in for another roller coaster.
In a mere 30 seconds, we see Kandi and Todd discussing his relationship with her mother, Phaedra giving birth to her second son, Peter and Cynthia discussing their marriage woes (again) and Nene and Kenya getting into an argument because Kenya likely doesn’t know her place – whatever that means to Nene. Of course, Nene is saying that people must not know who the eff she is. Thanks, Nene.
But what will likely be the focal point of the season is the dissolution of the marriage been Porsha and Kordell Stewart. In the clip, Porsha is seen saying, “Kordell didn’t necessarily want me physically and that made me wonder, ‘What does he want?’” That has been the question for many years.
A “supertrailer” is likely on the way as is the case with most reality shows these days, but for now, watch this one. The season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta kicks off on Bravo on November 3rd.
Will you be watching?
What else is new, right? Can there ever be another headline other than “Gucci Mane Arrested” when it comes to this guy? If so, it won’t be happening today.
The rapper was arrested Saturday morning for possession of marijuana and a gun while cursing out cops, according to TMZ.
Here’s the thing: the cops were only involved in the first place because Gucci’s friend flagged them down. As it is being told, Gucci’s behavior was very erratic so his friend flagged down Atlanta policemen to get some help.
When they approached him, Gucci started screaming and yelling at the policemen while threatening them. He was quickly arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.
Gucci, whose real name is Radric Davis, was also admitted to the hospital just to be on the safe side due to his behavior.
What is really going on with Gucci Mane? First, he tweeted his personal business regarding many of the women in the entertainment industry (his brother says he was hacked and his Twitter account has disappeared). Now, his behavior became so weird that his friend had to flag down the police even though he likely knew Gucci wasn’t “clean.”
If something is going on with him mentally, hopefully he will be open to getting checked out.