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‘What Lie Y’all Gon’ Tell Him When His Daddy Ain’t There?’ Tiffney Cambridge Files Restraining Order Against The Game

April 11th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Tiffney Cambridge files restraining order against The Game behind alleged assault.

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Last week we told you that rapper Jayceon “The Game” Taylor has been accused of breaking ex-fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge’s, nose in a vicious attack. With the exception of a few cryptic Instagram posts, Tiffney has remained pretty quiet regarding the alleged attacked. The Game, however, spoke out about the allegations. While he admits that there was an incident that took place, he insists that he never laid a finger on Tiffney.

We’ve recently learned that Tiffney obtained a protective order against the rapper-turned-reality-star on Apr. 2, which according to TMZ, prohibits him from coming within 100 yards of her. The order also prohibits him from having any contact with Tiffney whatsoever. The former couple is scheduled to appear in court later this month. Until then, The Game has reportedly been granted weekend visitation to see the children.

Interestingly, the “My Life” rapper recently took to Instagram with claims that Tiffney is not allowing him to see his children. His heartfelt post reads:

“Doing the best I can not to break.. But it’s funny how someone you’ve done so much for can be so ugly & cruel as to keep my children away from me vindictively because I’ve decided to move on with my life. I love all 3 of my kids more than life itself & it’s one thing to keep me away from them.. & them away from me but @harlemcarontaylor hasn’t seen his younger brother or sister in a month & just texted me ‘Dad, how come Justice can’t come to my house’ & I have to lie to him because he’s to young to understand the real reason why.

I know they ask about me, I know they love me & I know they miss me as much as I miss them but were not allowed to see each other & for what ??? As if I haven’t been there for them everyday since the day they were born…. They are the only reason I care about breathing another day on earth… They are the sole reason I have become a better person… They are the reason I give back, the reason I help people & the reason I wake up everyday with a smile on my face. Most importantly… They are MY CHILDREN & we deserve to be in each other’s lives forever.

What kind of person would get in the middle of someone’s devoted fatherhood when there are countless women out here that are raising there children on their own with no one to help. You would think a father that loves his children the way I do would be the least bit appreciated & not have to beg someone to see his own children. I have worked so hard at being a good parent only to have it taken away by someone who cares not about me, nor the welfare of our children but only about themselves. All of this just so you can keep me away from Justice on his birthday. What lie y’all gone tell em’ when his Daddy ain’t there ? Like I have been the past 6 birthdays ? The past 6 Christmas’s ? The past 6 years of a son’s life whom got his name from a father that patiently awaited his arrival here into this world ??? & Cali….. I’m not gone even start.. I will end this by saying…. Daddy loves you…. Misses you… & will always be here no matter what happens !!!! I am a REAL FATHER.”

We’re not 100% sure what’s going on here, but we can only hope that these two can amicably work things out for the sake of their children.

Why Is It So Difficult For People To Start Over When A Long-Term Relationship Has Ended?

March 18th, 2014 - By Liz Lampkin
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Relationships are a funny thing. When two people meet, they go through the phases of dating, courting (maybe) and then commitment with hopes and expectations of maybe spending the remainder of their natural lives together. They spend endless days, years and even decades getting to know each other in order to be sure that they’ve found the right one.

But what happens when after all that time, you haven’t found the right one? All of a sudden, everything you’ve put into that person and the life you thought you would have comes to an abrupt end when the relationship too comes to an abrupt end.

For whatever reason you and your former lover decided to part ways, you now find yourself with the task of starting again with someone new. Why is this a task? Why is it so difficult for people to gather the strength to begin something new with a different person? Or better yet, why is it that people are afraid of starting over when a long-term relationship has ended? There are three simple reasons people are afraid to start anew when a long-term relationship has ended: 1. they’re afraid to remove themselves from their comfort zone. How many of us are all too familiar with falling in love with complacency by being comfortable with our mates to the point where we may slightly let ourselves go and where modesty and mystery become secondhand? This is the point in the relationship where we become so comfortable with our mate that we often become too relaxed and think that we are secure and don’t put forth the same effort to keep our mates as we did when we were chasing them. While it is good to be comfortable in your relationship and with your loved one, you must not forget that you’re not the only one that wants them and that getting them was the easy part.

The second reason starting over scares people is that they may fear a new person won’t accept them for who they truly are. Learning the habits, likes, dislikes and the ins and outs of someone and in turn having them do the same for you can be a daunting task because it will take a lot of time for people to get to know each other. Not only that, but there’s a certain level of pressure people often place on themselves when meeting someone new to make a good impression on them, and the fear of them not being impressed at all is something no one likes to face.

The last reason people don’t want to take the plunge into a new love affair is that they are afraid that no one else is out there. There are a number of people who believe all good men and women are already involved with someone so they’d rather stay in the comforts of singlehood, rather than taking a chance at new love.

While there may be a number of other reasons as to why people fear starting over, these three top the list because they’re the most common. And while there are many who see the positive side in starting over (and there are many positive aspects) there are those who don’t. There’s an old saying that goes “There’s nothing to fear but fear itself,” which says to me that you have nothing to be afraid of. Besides, if you don’t get out there and try to meet new people, you could miss out on a really good thing.
What do you think? Is it difficult to start over after a long-term relationship has ended for you? Why or why not?
Liz Lampkin is the Author of Are You a Reflection of the Man You Pray For? Follow her on Twitter @Liz_Lampkin.

Television Producer Sues Ex-Fiancée For $300,000 Engagement Ring

March 11th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Whether or not a woman is required to give back the ring following a broken engagement is a debate that has always garnered mixed feelings. While some feel that a woman should absolutely give the ring back if the couple never makes it down the aisle, others disagree. But if you ask former “Name That Tune” producer, Sandy Frank, he’ll tell you that the woman is totally obligated to hand the ring back over.

According to the New York Daily News, the 84-year-old producer is suing his 66-year-old ex-fiancée, Patricia Berg, for the $300,000 engagement ring that he proposed to her with in April of 2009. In the lawsuit, Frank says that the 7.23 carat, cushion-cut diamond ring was never returned when the couple broke off their engagement just four months after his proposal. His attorney Suzanne Bracker argues that Berg and Frank had “a very short-term relationship and he was extremely generous to her;” however, the ring was “conditional gift” that should have been returned.

“He was a gentleman and she should behave as a lady,” Bracker continued. “A lady does not keep what does not belong to her.”

It’s not really clear why Frank waited so long to sue over the ring, but since his broken engagement he married another woman. That relationship, however, didn’t seem to work out either. In 2010 the former couple found themselves in criminal court in relation to an incident where they threw drinking glasses at one another. Unsurprisingly, they later divorced.

Do you believe the engagement ring should be returned if a couple never makes it down the aisle?

Is Paula Patton Ready To Take Robin Thicke Back?

March 10th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last month we told you that Hollywood “It” couple Robin Thicke and Paula Patton announced that they were separating after nine years of marriage. Since their initial announcement, Robin has made it clear that he refuses to let his marriage go without a fight and has been carrying on a rather public campaign to “win” his wife’s heart back. Just yesterday footage surfaced of Robin at yet another concert, sending what is being perceived as a subliminal message to his estranged wife about family and forgiveness.

“We gotta learn to forgive each other, learn to love each other,” he said to his audience. No matter who it is in your family or relationship … ’cause you’re always gonna need your friends and family.”

According to TMZ, Robin’s pleas haven’t fallen on deaf ears because multiple sources who are close to the situation now claim that Paula is open to giving the 37-year-old singer another chance. Interestingly, sources go on to say that it’s not Robin’s public declarations of love that have Paula reconsidering the split, but more so what he’s been doing behind closed doors that has really captured her attention. For one, insiders say that the “Lost Without You” singer has been spending a lot more time with the estranged couple’s 3-year-old son, Julian. It has also helped that he’s been keeping in touch more while he’s out on the road. As a result, their conversations have shifted from divorce talk to what changes Robin needs to make to improve their marriage. Sources add that their phone conversations are now productive, ”smooth and cordial” and that Paula has no plans of hiring a divorce attorney.

While we’d love to see Paula and Robin back together, we won’t get our hopes up until they confirm their reconciliation.

Would you like to see these two get back together?

7 Ways You’re Prolonging Your Own Heartache

February 19th, 2014 - By Julia Austin
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Prolonging Your Own Heartache


Your friends will tell you that with each waking day after a breakup, the pain will get a little smaller. And they’re right…unless you’re doing these 7 things and basically prolonging your own heartache!

Should I Take My Ex Back After Our 2-Year Breakup?

January 16th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From HelloBeautiful 

Jayson and I dated about four years ago and we were a glorified fling at best. Many of our dates consisted of takeout, me cooking up a plate of his favorites, movies and lots and lots of affection. But I wasn’t mad at the limitations to our hangouts. Jayson made me laugh, he was great to look at (I’m admittedly shallow) and he treated me with respect. He definitely had a soft spot in my heart. He was special. I was the one who approached him initially when we first met.

He was working at The Art Of Shaving and I walked by with a friend of mine. I spotted him immediately. He was immaculately dressed. I’m talking, a sharp suit, tie, complete with a silky pocket square. This brother was debonair enough to make Billy Dee Williams insecure. I stopped in my tracks, walked back to the store with my girl hot on my heels, calling my name, “Danielle!”

“Girl, did you see him?” I asked strutting back to the store. “I’m just gonna go say hi.”

She laughed, “I fully support this movement,” my friend said as she walked in the store behind me.

His smile lit up the entire store, “Hi, my name is Jayson. Welcome to The Art of Shaving. How may I help you?”

It took everything in me not to say a corny line you’d hear in a silly romantic comedy, “I’m looking for a gift for my dad,” I lied and grinned from ear to ear. My homegirl shot me a look of approval and kept pretending to browse the store.

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9 Reasons You Should & Shouldn’t Text Your Ex For New Year’s

December 31st, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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My own limited research has shown me that women tend to take texting far more seriously than men do. We’ll agonize over word choice, the intention behind our tone, how the recipient might perceive our tone and even where to place punctuation. I know I could be exposing my own neuroses, but I’d bet good money that I’m not alone. In fact, I’m guessing that quite a few of you are starting to get a little anxious right now, debating about whether or not you should send a “Happy New Year” text to your ex. It’s a loaded question right? Well, when in doubt my momma always told me to make a pros and cons list. So check out the reasons why you should and should not text your ex.


You wouldn’t mind reconnecting

If you feel like homeboy might be the one that got away, by all means go ahead and reach out. Striking up a conversation with a man from the past and the fear of rejection can sometimes make you nervous but holidays have a way of softening people. This would be the perfect time to put your feelers out there. If you’re lucky his response will shed some light on whether or not he’s still interested.

You’re truly over it and you want to be friends now

If you know that you know that you know you’re over your ex romantically and would like to keep that person as a friend, then by all means go ahead and wish him a Happy New Year. But don’t be surprised if he interprets your reaching out to mean something else. Which brings me to my next point…

You know how to say no

The Happy New Year text opens up some floodgates. And you have to really know what you hope to gain from this exchange before the waters come rushing in. So, if you just meant to be friendly and he’s asking you what you’re wearing right now, you have to know, beforehand, that you’re strong enough to shut the flirting down…immediately. If even a tiny part of you entertains telling him what color your panties are, then you probably aren’t over him. And shouldn’t text. If, on the other hand, you’re confident in your shut down skills, text away.

You genuinely want to wish that person good luck and good fortune in the new year

If you’re still cool with this person and you know 2013 was a rough year for him or her, there’s nothing wrong with letting that person know you care about their happiness and are hoping things start looking up.

Chilli Explains Why Usher Was Excluded From The TLC Movie

November 4th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Apparently people were looking forward to seeing Chilli and Usher’s love story play out in VH1 biopic, CrazyS*xyCool: The TLC Story. However, unsurprisingly (well, maybe surprisingly to some), Usher was not even mentioned in the film. But if you ask Chilli why her “first real love” was excluded from the movie, she’ll tell you that it’s simply because their relationship had no real relevance to the story of TLC.

“It just didn’t fit into the part of the film because you got to understand when we did this – telling our story – it’s from the beginning. The people in our lives in the beginning were the people that you saw. So as time went along, Usher didn’t have – I don’t know our relationship wasn’t so significant when it came to my group,” Chilli said during an interview with The Jasmine Brand.

She went on to say that the romantic relationships that were referenced in the movie were only highlighted because of their relevance to TLC.

“That [Dallas Austin] was a different story because he was our producer. Tionne got married – and really we didn’t even go on her marriage because the fact that she was told that she could never have kids and she had Chase – then it made sense for you to kind of touch on that a bit. So with more so, what we were really dealing with was the most important part that we wanted people to see. All the other little things, who we dated here and all the other loves in our lives, to me it just didn’t make sense to put in there; so it wasn’t like it’s intentional, it just wasn’t necessary,” she continued.

The 42-year-old beauty added that she’s not really sure why people are still so caught up on their relationship—especially since they aren’t.

 ”I don’t want to – I’m going to be honest with you. The whole – I still to this day don’t understand – don’t get me wrong, Usher and I are friends. We’re cool. People are so caught up in that whole Chili-Usher thing and it’s just like everybody’s just caught up in but we’re not. So it’s like the movie was about the TLC story, it’s our thing. It doesn’t mean it’s everybody and it wasn’t about having a conversation with anybody to tell them they’re in it or not.”

As for the ongoing drama involving the group’s former manager, Pebbles Reid, and her displeasure with the way that she was portrayed in the film, Chilli says they actually held back some things that could’ve been included in the movie.

“Personally, all I know is that she knew from the beginning that we were going to do the film – I told her myself. At the end of the day, when it comes to legal matters, there’s no way Viacom  would have did this movie with us and risked getting sued by anybody including Lisa. So basically everything we put in there was true – it was not a lie. We actually softened a bit of some of the situations – we didn’t even go in for real. But it’s like I’m not keeping up what’s going on with her, what she said because it doesn’t matter to me. It doesn’t matter to my group member. At the end of the day, we told our story and I’m happy that we’re able to tell our story because it’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a very very long time.”

It seems like the back and forth between Pebbles and TLC could drag on and on forever.

Turn the page for audio from her interview. What do you think of Chilli’s explanation for excluding Usher from the movie?

Master P’s Wife Throws In The Towel After 24 Years Of Marriage; Files For Divorce

October 18th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Master P's wife files for divorce

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Just yesterday we told you that the wife of famed producer Timbaland filed for divorce after just five years of marriage. Unfortunately, it looks like Master P’s wife, Sonya Miiller is singing a similar tune.

According to TMZ, Sonya is petitioning for a divorce from her music mogul hubby after twenty-four years of marriage. Court documents reveal that Sonya is claiming that the marriage is broken due to “irreconcilable differences.” She is requesting full custody of their four underage children. In addition to full custody, Sonya is requesting spousal support.

What’s interesting though, is back in 2011 many thought that the couple had already divorced because Sonya took her estranged husband to court for child support. It turns out that the former couple has been separated for a very long time, but up until recently, neither made steps towards actually filing for divorce. In addition to their four minor children, they also share 24-year-old son, Romeo Miller. The pair have yet to publicly comment on the split.

They’ve been together for a very long time, hopefully they can find a way to handle the divorce amicably.

K.Michelle Confirms Split From Her 23-Year-Old Baller Beau, Lance Stephenson

October 2nd, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Unfortunately, K.Michelle’s hot and steamy romance with Indiana Pacers shooting guard, Lance Stephenson, was a short-lived one. The “I Just Wanna” singer regretfully announced the split on Twitter.


Determined not to waste any time sulking, the Love & Hip Hop star was sure to let fans (and most likely Lance) know that she was going to be out and about enjoying herself.

Just a few weeks ago, the Memphis reality TV personality spoke about helping her gal pal Ellle Varner through a tough breakup with her Knicks-playing ex, Iman Shumpert.

“I mean, I’ve known about the breakup for a minute now… I’ve known about this breakup and yes, we have been talking and spending time together,” she said.

“I mean, I’ve known about the breakup for a minute now. I just haven’t been on Twitter. I’ve known about this breakup and yes, we have been talking and spending time together.” – See more at:

Though it sucks that she has to endure another heartbreak, something tells me she’s already written or at least thought of an album worth of songs inspired by their relationship. In other words, she’ll be turning this negative into a positive by exchanging her pain for album sales—Taylor Swift style.


The other guy I was dating, they were in the playoffs together. I was watching the game and it was this chocolate dude. He was just ballin’. He was just bustin’ my ex’s butt. I was like, ‘Whoa, who is that? He is fine!” – See more at:
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