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Jordin Sparks Talks Mariah Carey Comparisons

August 28th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier this month, the New York Daily News dubbed Jordin Sparks “the next Mariah.” Of course, considering all that Mimi has accomplished during her 25+ years in the industry, Sparks has some pretty large shoes to fill. And naturally, some are wondering if she truly lives up to the massive title that Daily News writer Jim Farber has afforded her.

In a recent interview, the “Right Here, Right Now” singer spoke briefly about the comparisons, and she’s pretty flattered.

“That’s the biggest compliment ever. Ever,” she told Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club”.

According to Sparks, Carey has been a part of her musical journey before she was even born.

“My mom was listening to Mariah when she was pregnant with me, and so I feel like she’s been a part of my life my entire life. There’s a lot of her influence in the way I sing and what I really like to hear. So for somebody to say that is a real big compliment to me.”

The 25-year-old also discussed her new boyfriend, Sage the Gemini, and the fact that he’s already referring to her as his “wife.”

“He is manifesting, which I think is sweet. We are enjoying each other; I’m not in a rush. I think it’s a great thing. I don’t just date people if I don’t see it going anywhere, so if in a couple of years that happens, that will be great.”

And of course, Charlamagne and the crew wouldn’t allow her to discuss Sage without addressing the drama that went down a few months ago when a woman claiming to be his ex-fiancée, Curium Hurley, alleged that he cheated on her with Sparks. Hurley went on to allege that Sage was still trying to reconcile with her even after he went public with his relationship with Sparks. Screenshots of direct messages supposedly sent to Sparks from Hurley were circulating on Instagram, but according the singer, she was never contacted by the woman, who she says is an attention seeker.

“My thing is, usually when stuff like that happens in any kind of context, usually that person is trying to get the attention, and for me I’m like why talk about it? That’s just giving them the attention they want. Whatever, that was a couple months ago…she tried it.”

Sparks’ new album, Right Here, Right Now is in stores now. Have you checked it out yet? If so, what did you think?

Watch Sparks’ full interview below.

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Woman Who Says She’s The Ex-Fiancée Of Jordin Sparks’ Boyfriend Hurls Cheating Allegations

May 14th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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If things are what they appear to be, Jordin Sparks has unfortunately found herself in the middle of another romantic train wreck.

Recently, a woman by the name of Curium Hurley, who claims to be the ex-fiancée of Sparks’ current boyfriend Dominic “Sage the Gemini” Woods, came forward alleging that the rapper cheated on her with Sparks after he proposed to her in January. According to Hurley, their relationship ended due to his infidelity and he entered a full-blown relationship with Sparks, but he never stopped trying to get back with her.

Hurley is alleging that she spent time with Woods this past Sunday and for whatever reason, she decided to reach out to Sparks to inform her of what her new boyfriend has been up to. In private Instagram messages that include screenshots of text messages allegedly exchanged between Hurley and Woods, the California native delivered the news to the “No Air” singer. An excerpt from one message reads:

Hi, I’m sorry to have to be the one to show u this but if u don’t already know who I am, my name has is Curium. Dominic is my ex-fiancé and he just asked me to marry him in January…And I was just pregnant in July. I just feel u should see it first so you won’t be blindsided, woman to woman.

In the captured text messages, which were exclusively obtained by The Shade Room, a texter who Hurley claims is Woods, continuously tries to get back into her good graces with weak game and sexually suggestive comments.

You can check out the full gallery of text message snapshots over at The Shade Room, but here is a little bit of what you can expect.

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Jordin has yet to comment on the allegations, but earlier this week, we spoke to her about her relationship with Woods and all seemed well. When we asked her why she decided to be so open with this new relationship she’s building with Woods, the singer had this to say:

Well, I was always open with my relationships. My life has pretty much been an open book so I’m not going to change now. That’s just how I’ve always been, but in terms of how we’re presenting it, I feel like it was something where we both had to be comfortable. We both talked about it like, “Are we comfortable with this? Do we want to do this?” If there’s anything that’s precious to you, especially if you’re in the public eye and you decide to put it out there, there’s always a chance that someone is going to try to rip it apart. They’re going to try to dissect it and turn it into something that it’s not. For us, we just talked about it and said “Are we okay?” Because to me, they’re just comments. I’m out here working. I’m not worried about this comment or whatever. So for both of us, we had the discussion and we both felt comfortable. That’s just how I’ve always been and how I’ll continue to be.

We really want Jordin to win, so we’re hoping that these allegations are false; however, in the unfortunate event that Curium is being completely honest with her allegations, it would probably be best if both of these ladies move on.

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Jordin Sparks Talks Sage The Gemini Dating Rumors

March 12th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday, dating rumors began to swirl after Jordin Sparks shared a photo of herself at the gym with a shirtless Sage the Gemini. Apparently the rapper and the newly single actress/singer are “workout partners,” but naturally, people began to wonder if they were a little more than that. Jordin recently addressed the rumors and she’s saying they’re just friends—for now anyway.

“I can’t take a picture with anybody! Listen, I’ve dated like five people this past week because it’s like anybody I take a picture with, all of a sudden we’re dating,” she told Hip Hollywood.

Jordin didn’t seem too bothered by the rumors though and went on to say that she understands why people are trying to pair her off.

“I am single so I guess people are going to speculate and talk.”

Interestingly, the 24-year-old says that she would be open to dating Sage. Maybe.

“He’s a great guy and he’s super talented. Hey, you know what? If you want to call me, maybe. Maybe, I might be open to that.”

We’re not sure how serious she is about being interested in Sage, but it wouldn’t be 100% shocking.He does seem to slightly favor her ex-boyfriend Jason Derulo.

Do you think Jordin and Sage would make a cute couple?

Jordin Sparks On Life Post-Jason Derulo: “Some Days I Was Like, ‘I Don’t Eff With You!'”

March 4th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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When we last heard from Jordin Sparks, she revealed a lot about the end of her relationship with Jason Derulo. Sparks noted Derulo told her he loved her while bidding her a safe trip as she prepared to travel for work in September 2014. Since then, the “American Idol” winner turned actress has not spoken to him. In her latest interview with our sister site Bossip, Sparks provided more details on their disturbing breakup and shared what she would say if she were to see her old flame today. Here are a few highlights:

If She Is Over Talking About Jason 

“It happened and it’s a part of my history. Someone will mention it and I’ll answer. I’m pretty much an open book— I don’t shy away from things. It was just funny how the whole situation played out…everyone said it was turning dirty. But that’s not what was happening, [y’all are spinning it to be that]. I was just speaking on facts that I was given (referring to her January 2015 Power 105 Breakfast Club interview). And if they weren’t, all he had to do was call me and I would have been like ‘my bad guys!’”

If She Has Anything To Say To Jason

“If he called, I don’t know what we would have to talk about now. It’s one of those things that sometimes you don’t get closure [from]. You just move on…you just keep going. If I saw him, like at Clive [Davis’ Pre-Grammy] party the other night —it was really funny, I said ‘hello’ to his security guard but I think he (Jason) tried to avoid me. That’s okay, whatever! I’m open, I would be like ‘Hey! How ya doing? I wish you all the best’ I wish him all the best and don’t wish any ill will towards him. Some relationships work, some don’t.”

If Her Mixtape, #ByeFelicia, was about Jason

“Yes! The crazy thing is,  it’s funny when you release a song that makes people [gasp] and say “Oh my gosh, I know who that’s about!” And all of a sudden it’s weird to people that someone does that. But that’s what all songs are inspired by. Whether you’re an artist or songwriter, you’re inspired by the things that happen in your life. So that’s going to happen and I want to be able to  express myself in that way. It was very therapeutic for during that time period. Some days it was like “yeah girl, you rock! Girl Power!” Some days I was really sad and some days I was like, “I don’t eff with you!” It came in all different forms and that’s how it came out on the mixtape. And that’s how it will be on the record as well because I got to write a lot.”

For more on what to expect from Jordin as she prepares to release her upcoming album, Right Here, Right Now, watch her entire Bossip interview below!

 

#WhyLease: Jason Derulo Posts Bill Of Sale Claiming He Didn’t Lease The Car He Gave Jordin Sparks

January 16th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Looks like the battle between Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks is far from finished. This week when Jordin had a sit down interview with Angela Yee and then The entire Breakfast Club, she spilled a bit more tea about her breakup with Derulo. Even explaining that when they were done with each other, he wouldn’t even come retrieve the car that he’d given her. And since he was being petty or irresponsible, she drove the car back to the dealership and left it in the lot…because, according to her, it was leased anyway.

Ooops!

Well, honey after his own extensive media tour, discussing the breakup, we should have known that Derulo wasn’t going to take that lying down. And since it’s Jordin’s turn now, the singer took to Instagram to “prove” that Jordin was lying about him leasing the car he gave to her.

He posted a bill of sale on his Instagram page with the following caption.

Notice how he made sure to @ mention Jordin and all the members of The Breakfast Club. Lol Petty Patty.

As some of you may know, only a title can undoubtedly prove ownership. So this may still be irrelevant. And many people flocked to his page to say so and suggest that’s what he post. They also let him know that he’s lame for trying to drag Jordin this way.

So what does Jordin think about all of this?

She’s basically unbothered. Right around the same time Jason posted this little piece of unvalidated evidence, she posted a series of crying laughing emojis and then liked The Shade Room’s repost of Derulo’s photo.

#JordinSparks ' response. #JasonDerulo #SheAintWorriedBoutNothin

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Are you surprised to see these two going at it like that, especially when Jordin tried to take the high road in the beginning?

Jordin Sparks On Jason Derulo: He Told Me He Loved Me Then Never Called Again

January 15th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Last night we had the chance to hear Jordin Spark’s side of the story concerning her and Jason Derulo’s break up last fall during the singer’s listening session with Power 105’s Angela Yee. At her #JordinGetsIntimate event, Jordin said she and Jason had a small argument, for which she apologized afterward and, despite the awkward vibe, he said he was okay. The next day Jordin was scheduled to fly away for work and during her Power 105 Breakfast Club interview this morning she revealed that before she departed for her flight, Jason helped her with her luggage, kissed her goodbye and told her he loved her. That was the last time Jordin heard from him. Ever. In fact, in order for Jason to get his belongings out of their house and his BMW he contacted Jordin through a third party.

When asked at her intimate gathering if she reached out to Jason, Jordin said no and at this point she’s not interested in doing so since it’s been five months since the breakup. Jordin did say, however, that the split taught her a valuable lesson.

“The infatuation stage can be so exciting. Everything goes out of your head that you say you’re going to do. And instead you kind of just dive in…which is great because when it comes to love, sometimes you have to do that; but my biggest lesson for myself is: I need to slow that process down. Let’s get to know each other first and then we’ll decide if we want to dive in to make a commitment to one another or be boyfriend and girlfriend. And I have to take my biggest lessons and apply them to the now. I plan to go slower and I’m going to have to talk myself through things like, ‘Jordin, remember what you did last time…just take it slow.’ Also, I’ve learned to really evaluate why I’m attracted to that person. Is it really because they are going to complement me, not compliment like ‘you look pretty,’ but complement in the sense that is this person going to be like ‘something came in and I think it’s a great opportunity for you’ or ‘I saw a book you would like to read’ or ‘I see you really enjoy charity work, how can I get involved too?’ To be more grounded on different things than just being cute.”

Well said and sage advice!

Are you surprised at Jason’s juvenile behavior at the end of their relationship?

Jordin Sparks Talks Jason Derulo Diss Track: “I Want My Fans To Hear This Side Of Me”

December 12th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While Jason Derulo was out on his infamous breakup tour, Jordin Sparks opted not to say much about what led to their very public split. This of course, is why many were shocked when the former “American Idol” contestant released a diss track about the “Marry Me” singer.

On the song, which was released last month and titled, “How About Now,” Jordin aired out her feelings about their relationship and breakup.

She sings:

“Once you blew up, head got big and you started changing.

Can’t believe all the things that you started saying.

Like I’m with you for your fame and your name. What?”

During a recent chat with E! Online, the 24-year-old beauty spoke on why she released the song even though she knew it would be controversial.

“I knew it was going to get crazy,” she shared. “I was nervous to put it out there because no one had ever heard me like this before.”

“Every day was different and every day something new came out [during writing and recording sessions], and that day I was having one of those days where I was like, ‘I’m just going to do it and I want my fans to hear this side of me. They need to hear it.’…

My fans wanted to hear something but at the same time it wasn’t really planned and I just went into the studio and whatever came out, came out.”

Jordin also says that she has not heard from Jason since releasing the song. In addition to being featured on her mixtape, #ByeFelicia, the track will also appear on her new album, Right Here, Right Now.

“Once You Blew Up, Head Got Big” Jordin Sparks Goes In On Ex Jason Derulo In New Song “How Bout Now”

November 26th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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When news of Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo’s breakup first hit the internet. It was clear who was taking the high road and who was trying to use the ending of their relationship as a marketing tool. In case you’re not sure which was which Jason was out here doing more press than ever before talking about what led to their demise.

Jordin basically said she wasn’t going to go too deep into it. And up until the release of her mixtape, “#Bye Felicia” that was true.

But now she has a new song called “How Bout Now” and in it she says all the things she’s been keeping inside for the past couple of months.

Check out a couple of the lyrics and listen to the whole song, which sounds like it would fit perfectly on an old school Aaliyah album, in the video below.

First she explains how he showed himself to be ungrateful.

“Member I deleted all my other guys numbers on my phone for you. 

Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for you. 

You probably don’t remember half the shit that I did for you.” 

And then the reason their love didn’t last.

Once you blew up, head got big and you started changing. 

Can’t believe all the things that you started saying. 

Like I’m with you for your fame and your name. What?” 

Well, there you have it.

But the biggest insult in all of the lyrics? “Cuz I’m up right now and you suck right now.”

After The Love Is Gone: 11 Celebrity Couples Who Broke Up Via Text Or Phone Call

October 30th, 2014 - By Asha Boston
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Breaking up is certainly hard to do, especially when it’s done via phone call or text. Check out 10 former celebrity couples whose relationships came to an end over the phone.

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Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift 

Taylor Swift never forgets a breakup and she doesn’t want you to either! Remember back when she admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that her relationship with Joe Jonas ended in a 27-second phone call? Jonas was the one who called to do the dumping. Yikes!

Dunzo: 16 More Celebrities Who Recently Called It Quits

October 14th, 2014 - By Deron Dalton
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So many celebrity couples called it quits this year let alone within the last couple of months. We recently compiled a list of celebrities — like Ciara and Future — who called off their engagements. But since this slideshow’s publication, there have been not only more engagement call offs, but celebrity breakups and divorces. Here’s another list of celebrities who gave up on their marriages, engagements and relationships. What’s really going on, Hollywood?!