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The year would not be complete without a countdown of the messiness that surpassed over the past 12 months. Here are the biggest scandals of 2013.
When the National Enquirer leaked a video of Paula Dean admitting to using the n-word and dreaming about a wedding catered by slaves, her career came to a screeching halt. Sure she tried to apologize, but there are some things “sorry” just doesn’t cover.
It seems like every time you turn on the news, another celebrity is under fire. Is it really that serious? Or do some of these celebrities under fire deserve a break?
The Crime: Moving forward with a Barney’s deal despite Barney’s racism.
Reason for Appeal: Maybe a good way to stop Barney’s from being racist is to make them give a black man some money.
People want Jay-Z to boycott Barney’s for reporting a man to the police for shopping while black. But maybe Jay-Z should move forward with the deal. “Money” is a language that executives speak. Having a black man make them some may help them change their antiquated prejudices.
Last week we told you that the Los Angeles District Attorney was preparing to make a ruling on whether or not there’s enough evidence available to charge The Voice star CeeLo Green with date rape, after a woman accused him of drugging her back in 2012. During a recent interview with Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club, CeeLo discussed the allegations.
“This is the second time that I’ll ever address it [the accusation] directly. First of all man, I’m totally innocent. I know that sounds like something that you’re told to say. I’m really advised from people that you shouldn’t speak too much on it because the case is still pending, but it’s like, come on, man. How long do it take? Do it take a year for toxicology reports to come back? Apparently it does. This is my first time experiencing anything of this nature, so it’s very unsettling to me. Unfortunately for me, I have daughters. I have adult daughters now. They’ve gone through it with me. They understand the nature of this industry and it’s not unlawful to print an accusation. It doesn’t have to be a whole truth. That’s an inconvenient reality,” he expressed.
He went on to proclaim his innocence.
“Just to be plain and clear, I’m not guilty of no rape. I would not and could not disrespect a woman in that fashion. I don’t gotta rape nobody.”
Fortunately for the 39-year-old Georgia native, the D.A. has since concluded that there is not enough evidence available to charge him with date rape over the incident, TMZ reports. Sources close to the case say that there were multiple issues with the woman’s story, including the fact that she and CeeLo for months and had already been sexually intimate prior to the incident.
Though CeeLo has been cleared of the sexual assault charges, he still faces felony charges for allegedly furnishing ecstasy. Insiders say that the criminal complaint will not accuse the singer of supplying ecstasy with criminal intent to harm his accuser, and that he will be arraigned on the charges as early as this morning. Since it’s his first offense, reports have implied that he will more than likely walk away with a probation sentence if he is found guilty.
‘Fibbing Is Finished:’ Aisha Tyler Talks Sex Scandals And Why Lying Doesn’t Work In The Age Of Technology
“I actually feel sorry for Anthony Weiner. Not because he lost his job in Congress after he tweeted photos of his boxer-clad erection to women who were not his wife, and not because he may lose his bid for mayor of New York City after tweeting photos of his boxer-freeerection to other women who were also not his wife. Not because he has an overinflated sense of his sex appeal, an even more overinflated sense of the appeal of his junk, and the world’s worst impulse control. I feel sorry for him because, through all that frantic sexting—all that career-incinerating, marriage-threatening, life-destroying correspondence—he seems to have thought that even in our high-tech, Wi-Fi world, he could actually get away with it. It’s so gullible it’s almost cute,” Aisha wrote in her Glamour.com blog post.
“Here’s the cold, hard truth, ladies and gentlemen: Our days of deception have officially ended. From mendacious blood doper Lance Armstrong to greedy womanizer Tiger Woods, from street worker-patronizing Eliot Spitzer to private part-parading Anthony Weiner, prominent men—and women (witness the ham-fisted3 cover-up and tumble from grace of one Paula Deen)—are finding it hard to pull a fast one. Lying. Is. Over.” “No more secret sexts; they live on the servers forever. And no more trysts in dark restaurants, where every diner with an iPhone is a potential filmmaker, ready to make you famous. We are triangulated, photographed, cookied, and pinged at every turn—computers know more about us now than we know about ourselves. It’s no longer a question of if you’ll get caught in a lie—it’s a question of when,” Aisha continued .”It’s time to accept that fibbing is finished. This is a bitter pill to swallow…”While taking the spotlight off of men by adding that women are also deceitful, she encouraged readers to try being more transparent.
“Now, many of you may be smugly imagining a world free of two-timing boyfriends and dirty-dog spouses. (And yes, that would be awesome.) But while it may feel like guys are doing all the bad stuff, women stray almost as much as men: 19 percent of us cheat on our partners, compared with 23 percent of men. And when it comes to lying in general, the genders are actually tied.” “Before you fling your Android into traffic, consider the idea that transparency could be good: Lying’s exhausting. Even a tiny fib requires energy—the fabrications avalanche in an attempt to cover the first one8. And often the lie is worse than the crime.” “While we’re a judgmental culture, we’re also forgiving—America loves a comeback. Apologize and we’re right there with you, ready to move on. (We even forgive liars: Just ask notorious stomp-around Tiger, now dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.) But for those who do persist in cheating, stealing, and manipulating without compunction or regret, your day of reckoning is at hand. (Cue evil laughter.) So here’s my radical suggestion: Tell the truth. All the time. It may be painful at first, even foreign. But with all the evidence out there in the ether, honesty has never been a better policy.”Read Aisha’s full blog post here. Would you agree? Is fibbing finished?
Alexsandra Wright Apologizes To Tina Knowles For Tearing Apart Her Family: ‘I Regret The Pain That I Have Contributed’
Alexsandra Wright, the mother of Mathew Knowles’s love child, Nixon, recently released a lengthy letter to Sandra Rose, in which she blasts the music industry executive for his alleged refusal to play his part in raising their son. She also discusses how their affair came to be and offered an apology to Tina, Solange and Beyoncé for the role she played in the disintegration of their family.
“It is with a heavy heart we must head back to Superior Court to continue the fight for the rights of my son Nixon Knowles, who has proven to be Mathew Knowles’ biological son,” she begins in the letter.
“My family and I have exhausted every non-legal avenue to urge Mathew to be a responsible father and to follow the stipulated judgment we reached together, which was approved by California’s Superior Court. The official judgment was filed and dated September 10, 2010. Every detail was covered and agreed to by Mr Knowles after a year of private negotiation,” the letter continues.
“We have attempted to appeal to him and his team to adhere to that agreement and the court’s stipulated judgment in regard to our son’s education, outstanding medical expenses and other issues, with the hopes of keeping this situation private, considering all parties involved. Unfortunately, we have been unsuccessful with any sort of private negotiation.”
The former Scrubs actress went on to express how bothered she is by how public their familial dispute has become.
“I am deeply saddened that our personal business is being aired in such a public forum. As a result of false statements made by sources very close to our situation, rumors and innuendos are openly being spread about my son and me. Naturally the negative words affect both of our families, children and careers. Therefore, I find it unavoidable to remain silent. Those close to me know that my primary concern is my son Nixon’s welfare and well-being; both now and in the future. I feel that it is important for him to know, when he comes of age, that he wasn’t a mistake and that he was a product of love!”
Alexsandra then offered somewhat of an apology for the pain that her affair with Mathew caused his daughters and ex-wife, Tina.
In case you ladies were in need of some celeb drama to get you through the rest of the work day, I’ve got just the thing for ya!
So a couple of months ago R.Kelly jumped on the remix of Kelly Rowland’s highly publicized “Dirty Laundry” track. Only, ironically, homeboy did everything but air out his dirty laundry. He addressed his haters and his copycats, but that was about it. 90′s R&B singer Sparkle and Robert’s former protégé, however, recently dropped her own remix to the track and she had a lot to say about her former mentor’s sex tape scandal. You see, the minor who appeared in the tape with the man alleged to be Kelly was actually Sparkle’s 14-year-old niece, which is why the 38-year-old singer had to appear in court as a key witness.
“I regret the day I put my family in my business / A tape, a trial, and guess who’s a star witness,” she sings.
“My story cuts a little bit deeper / Around the time Sparkle was coming through your speakers
A year before just [brought] up Aaliyah / And at the time no other label could see us
That’s the time when s–t went wrong / And that’s the reason why I’m remixing this song,” another verse reads.
There are also quite a few Wendy Williams soundbites and references in the song. Back when the trial was happening, Wendy made a report implying that Sparkle was paid under the table by her former mentor to keep quiet about the scandal.
Check out the remix on the next page. What are your thoughts on this?
Apparently being in a relationship with a beautiful and successful woman just isn’t enough for some men, perhaps even a lot of men depending on who you ask. Why can’t they be content with what they’ve got? We have no clue, but it’ quite strange considering many of these men cheat on women who they should probably be thanking their lucky stars ever even gave them the time of day to begin with. That’s certainly the case with these starlets below. Check out the women most entertainment stans were shocked to find were cheated on — and especially by these men.
Eric Benet had to have been all the way out his mind when he decided to cheat on ex-wife Halle Berry. She’s gorgeous, wealthy and talented – something you don’t find in just anybody. And considering Eric hadn’t recorded a hit in… forever, he probably should’ve thought twice before fudging up a relationship that seemingly benefited him more than her.
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As we find ourselves getting closer to the end of 2011 let’s take a look down memory lane and appreciate some of the best celebrity scandals this year had to offer. Hollywood was on some type of scandal booster this year with celebs getting pulled over, arrested, being offensive and so much more.
Check out our top 10 scandals of this year, and let us know what shocked you the most?
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Shaq’s new book, Shaq Uncut: My Story, the NBA legend writes about his infidelities against former wife, Shaunie Nelson, stating “I was a guy with too many options.” Some woman may be critical of a seemingly “lame” excuse, but Shaq’s admission is the reality for many men — especially for those deemed rich and famous. A married man intent on remaining so, goes out of his way to avoid compromising situations, but rich and famous men are magnets to single women. Often these gents don’t have the ability to avoid would-be home wreckers. Call it an occupational hazard. This list of other high-profile cheaters are clear examples of the fact that men exercising one too many options is far too common.