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Partying In Style: Celebs With The Best Themed Birthday Parties

April 18th, 2016 - By Nneka Samuel
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While we can hardly disagree that fame is a double-edged sword, being a celebrity certainly has its perks.  Free swag, money galore and access to pretty much any and everything you could ever want or need.  It’s also no secret that celebrities like to party in style.  So when it comes to a certain and very special time of the year, some celebrities go all out when their birthday rolls around.  And why not?  Partying like a rock star is the birthright of every celeb. Money isn’t a concern, no expense is spared, and the only limitation is their imagination, as evidenced by these lavish, themed born-day parties.

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It may not have been a theme, per se, but when Kelly Rowland celebrated her 35th birthday, she took and posted a bunch of photo booth-style pics with friends and family, including some with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates.  That might not seem like much…until you remember that these women make up one of the most successful groups of all time.  No biggie.

Bow Wow’s Baby Momma Denies Abuse Allegations

December 10th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Earlier today, we reported that Erica Mena accused her ex fiancé Bow Wow of beating women and she hoped that type of karma didn’t get passed down to his daughter–his seed as she put it.

TheShadeRoom caught her leaving a more damning comment than the one we initially reported, saying:

“Now he can go back to beating her ass again. I’m good on dealing with his Little man complex.”

Mena was referencing the mother of Bow Wow’s child, Joie Chavis. She also mentioned that she had a photo that would change his life. Hmm…

Well, the abuse claim is a strong one.

So strong in fact, that Chavis had to step forward and refute the claim.

She stepped into The Shade Room to leave a comment.

“Beat? When? Where? I NEVER say anything but this sh*t is just unacceptable, and ridiculous to say the least. Shad has never laid a finger on me, so dead it!”

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She also said that she and Bow Wow are not getting back together. They are simply hanging out as friends.

According to TheShadeRoom

“Y’all gotta chill with these long a** paragraphs. It’s not that deep bruh, and we are not together. We are just friends, and I am single. I know it’s probably weird to some who have f*cked up relationships and can’t co-parent but that’s not the case here.”

Those might be her intentions but we’ll see what Shad has up his sleeve.

“I’m Not Showing The World Who You Really Are” Erica Mena Claims Bow Wow Beats Women

December 10th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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We’re sure you already knew this but Erica Mena and Bow Wow are done. And in true former reality star, washed up rapper fashionm they’re using their social media platforms to talk about their breakup.

Last night, several social media sites like The Shade Room and Fameolous were posting videos of Erica Mena talking about going on dates and then lamenting the flawed characters of men.

And then this one where she turned up a little bit.

#PressPlay: Oop! #EricaMena might have hit a nerve with #Bowwow 😩😩😩 (view previous post)

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Somebody was mad.

And what was Bow Wow doing during Erica’s outbursts? Well, he was galavanting about with his baby momma. He posted a picture of them in the club, left a comment under an Instagram video, with a bouquet of emoji flowers. He even flirtatiously called her “punk.” You know, in the same way dudes would call you “big head” not really knowing how to express their true intent or emotions.

Then earlier today, Bow Wow posted another image of himself and his baby momma hanging out in what looks like a home. There are no receipts but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were the basement that Bow Wow and Erica occupied during their courtship and engagement.

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Well, if she was being sly or coy before, that picture sent Mena over the edge. (Which makes me believe that it was indeed the basement.) Within the same hour, she tweeted this.

It’s funny Erica is talking about CBS checks, when Bow Wow was the one who made her walk away from that VH1 “Love and Hip Hop” money. Wonder how she’s feeling about that now.

Then, as if that were enough. She’s also alleging that he beats women.

Oop #EricaMena is alleging that #Bowwow used to beat his baby mama #JoieChavis ! This is getting ugly

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I don’t feel comfortable saying whether or not this is true, so I’m just going to leave this here. I do feel comfortable saying that everyone involved in this situation is a hot mess.

When these two first got together, I knew they would never make it down the aisle. And here we are. With shots and allegations being fired.

What’s so interesting about it though is that both Bow Wow and Erica were on this very public crusade against his baby momma, so it’s funny that she’s the exact one he went running back to. It would be even more interesting if she were indeed the victim of his abuse.

These two are something else.

What do you make of all this?

“Sometimes People Don’t Live Up To Their Potential” Did Erica Mena Explain Why She Broke Up With Bow Wow?

October 16th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Call me psychic or whatever but I never thought the relationship between Bow Wow and Erica Mena was going to result in a marriage. Honestly, I initially thought the whole thing was a publicity stunt. But at this point, with the deletion of him from her page, it seems that all signs point to a breakup. Still, it doesn’t really matter.

While I didn’t think they would last, nothing could have prepared me for the way Bow Wow ultimately dogged his fiancée out in the public eye, saying she used her miscarriage to get attention. This is particularly interesting when Bow Wow has repeatedly been found guilty of sticking his nose in places it didn’t belong for shine. It is not only hypocritical, it’s just cruel. I thought dude was corny and self centered, I didn’t realize he was so mean spirited.

But apparently, Erica Mena saw something in him that led her to believe he could be and do better.

Yesterday, she seemed to offer an explanation of the ending of their relationship with a meme and a caption.

As problematic as the images Erica Mena has put forth over the years, this is some mature reasoning. And we’ve all been there. Potential doesn’t mean ambitious or has good work ethic or even a sense of decency.

It’s good that Erica Mena learned this before she walked down the aisle; but it’s really unfortunate that she let Bow Wow’s potential take her away from her reality show, her biggest source of revenue, and move her across the country to L.A. Erica Mena knows how to keep people talking, so I suspect that she’ll bounce back but once again, lesson learned.

Bow Wow Thinks Erica Mena’s Reveal Of Her Miscarriage Was “Attention Seeking”

September 20th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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Seemingly, it’s trouble in paradise for newly engaged Bow Wow and Erica Mena.

On Thursday (Sept. 17), the former Love & Hip Hop New York star aired out some of business on social media. Mena took to Instagram to reveal to her 2 million followers that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year. Of course, it was her and her fiance Bow Wow’s child.

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Mena posted a photo that was captioned with a poem where she poured out her emotions regarding her loss. She also tweeted about not being ashamed of speaking her mind. “I’m open about it. I’m not the only one,” she wrote. “Speaking my mind has always helped me deal & heal. So I’m NEVER ashamed. Can you say the same?”

However, Bow Wow disagrees with Mena’s sentiments.

After her big social media reveal, Bow Wow posted a video speaking about his opine on the matter. In the 44-second video, he says that his fiancee was “attention seeking.” Why would he say such a thing? Well, according to him, Mena’s miscarriage occurred five months ago, explaining that the situation was in the past and didn’t need to be brought up.

“First and foremost, I feel like telling your personal business on social media, I feel like that’s one of the lamest things you possibly can do,” Bow Wow said. “I feel like it’s attention seeking, especially when it’s news that happened five months ago. It’s not recent, it’s five months ago.”

Erica’s initial Instagram post has since then been deleted, but watch Bow Wow’s reaction for yourself below.

 

An Erica Mena-Inspired List Of What NOT To Do After You Get Engaged

July 2nd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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You know, I wanted to like Erica Mena. For a second there, I thought she could be a misunderstood woman trying to make her way and feed her family through reality TV. However, it’s her shenanigans off-camera lately that are a bit unsettling. Ever since Shad Moss, aka, Bow Wow popped the question, she has really been feeling herself. And while there’s nothing wrong with being happy about a new chapter and winning romantically, she hasn’t been a gracious winner. In fact, she’s been a bit mean: to her exes, to her former castmates, and as I found out this week, to the mother of Bow Wow’s daughter, Shai. I tried to hold my tongue, but after watching her tell another woman that she’s “just a BM,” I can’t deal. Hey, sometimes finding love can go to your head (check out our comical video on the subject). But the following behaviors are not a good look. Ladies, here are 10 things you shouldn’t do once your man puts a ring on it, as inspired by Erica Mena.

Bow Wow Talks Settling Down With Erica Mena: “I Could Have Easily Been The Black Hugh Hefner”

June 19th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Most were shocked to learn of Bow Wow and Erica Mena‘s engagement last fall. Their relationship seemed to come completely out of left field, but the celebrity couple’s situation lasted longer than many people expected and according to the duo, they still plan on tying the knot.

The rapper is only 28, but he reasons that because he has been in entertainment for so long, he is actually “40 years old” in industry years. For this reason, he says that he’s sure he is ready to settle down.

He tells Rolling Out:

“I could have easily been the Black Hugh Hefner. Erica would be the first to tell you that “Bow is Bow.” I still uphold that young, flashy, on-the-scene lifestyle. That’s never going to leave. But for me, I just follow life and life just hit me differently this time. With me starting at 5, I might be 28, but really I’m 40 years old in entertainment years. So when people are asking why I’m slowing down, the truth is, I’ve had everything. There isn’t a woman that has ever been on camera, ever been interviewed, or ever been on the red carpet that I haven’t been in contact with. So, I’m done with all of that. They say you’re supposed to get it out and live your life. At this point in my life, all of that is boring, and that was when I knew it was time … it just felt right for me and Erica to take that step.”

The CSI: Cyber actor when on to say that his 4-year-old daughter, Shai, also influenced his decision.

“Also, I wanted to focus on being the best father that I could be, because my father definitely wasn’t a good father. I want to have time for [my daughter] whenever she needs me. So all of this works together to allow me to have some stability in my life so I can focus on what I need to do.”

He also shared that having daughter has made him “more respectful” towards women.

“I’m more respectful now. Looking at my little girl, I really have tunnel vision. How could I ever let her down? She’s my best friend, and I’ve been waiting for her to finally get to this age [4 years old]. Now, she can come to work with me and just be chilling. I love it.”

 

Bow Wow Explains Why He And Erica Mena Live With His Mom

April 15th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While most young adults like myself are plotting to get out of their parents’ home, it looks like Shad “Bow Wow” Moss intends to stay under his mama’s roof for a long time. In an interesting interview with People, the “CSI: Cyber” actor revealed that he recently moved his fiancée Erica Mena into the Atlanta mansion he shares with mom Teresa Caldwell.

“It just makes sense,” Moss said. “First of all the house is too big, but I want to make sure my mom is comfortable forever.”

The 28-year-old went on to say that this way of living is something he learned from former mentor Jermaine Dupri.

“I remember when I first moved to Atlanta and Jermaine Dupree had the same situation,” Moss explained. “He took part of the house and his mom had the whole rest of it. I said then that I wanted to have the same set up.”

Currently, the soon-to-be married couple is living in the newly remodeled basement of the 8-bedroom mansion.

“It’s like I have a condo downstairs,” he explained. “I’ve had 100 people there and my mom has been asleep and has never heard the music, screaming, laughter, or drinking. I mean full blown house parties downstairs while she is in the bed asleep. So I’m staying right here.”

It also seems that overstepped boundaries won’t be an issue for the trio because there’s so much space.

“There’s times where I’ll be down there for three days and we don’t see each other so it’s like I’m out of town even when I’m here.”

“I don’t have to get in the car and drive anywhere to see her,” he continued. “I just come up the stairs and say, ‘What up, Mom.’”

What are your thoughts on Shad revealing his current living arrangement?

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Paper Or Plastic? 15 Celebs Who Went From Customer Service To Hollywood

April 14th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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Before all the TV shows, movies, commercials, and endorsement deals came through, some Hollywood celebs had to wake up in the morning and get their customer service on like the rest of us. With jobs ranging from a Burger King cashier to a singing waitress on a cruise ship, these stars have paid their dues. Check out 15 celebs who went from being sales associates and food service workers to becoming Hollywood stars.

Make It Official: Looks Like Bow Wow And Erica Mena Tied The Knot Already

March 24th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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When I first learned that Bow Wow and Erica Mena were engaged, I was shocked but also immediately assumed it was a publicity stunt. And if I’m being completely honest, I’m still not sure their love is real. But perhaps they’ve taken that next step anyway. Earlier today, on his Facebook page, the rapper and former host of “106 & Park,” posted an extensive message to his fiancé, that seemed to suggest that the couple are already husband and wife.

See what he had to say below.

Bow Wow is known for playing games on social media, so only time will tell if this is true or not. But if it is, congratulations to this couple.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to settle a debt I owe.