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No One Is Safe: 13 Celebs Who Fired Their Parents

April 21st, 2014 - By Meghan Williams
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In the super competitive entertainment industry no one is safe from the axe – not even the people who brought the entertainers into this world. Here are 13 celebs who’ve fired their parents as their managers and never looked back.

Celebs Who Fired Their Parents

Selena Gomez

Last month Selena Gomez fired her mother and stepfather, who’ve been managing her career since her Disney days. Now that Selena’s 21 and grown she reportedly wants to take her career in a new direction that (considering their disapproval of her dating Justin Bieber) we have a feeling her parents definitely wouldn’t approve of.

“I Can’t Imagine How Beyoncé Feels Knowing She Has A Homeless Brother.” Alexsandra Wright Living In A Shelter

April 4th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Back in February, we reported that Alexsandra Wright, the mother of Matthew Knowles’ son Nixon, spoke to “Inside Edition” about the lack of child support she was receiving and the fact that he had completely turned his back on his child.

And even though she claimed then that Beyoncé shouldn’t be held responsible for her father’s actions or taking care of Nixon, like Matthew originally suggested, today she’s singing a different tune.

In a recent interview with In Touch, Wright claims that both she and Nixon are living in a homeless shelter in the LA area.

Wright told “Inside Edition” that she’s struggling financially and no one in the Knowles family has offered to help them find a home. She says, “Nixon deserves to know his family, and I hope one day he will meet his sister Beyoncé.”

Last month, a judge ruled that since the 63 year old Knowles lost his job as Beyoncé’s manager, his child support payments should be reduced from $12,000 to $2,400 per month.

The ruling means he won’t have to make another payment for another two years. Finally, Wright says, in a damning statement, “I can’t imagine how Beyoncé feels knowing she has a homeless brother. I know if I were in the same position, I would reach out. Maybe she is too busy.”


This is such a mess right. Can you imagine being held accountable for the child your father had while he was cheating on your mother? Geez.

I’m conflicted on this one. A large part of me thinks that Alexsandra Wright is a messy opportunist with questionable morals. But I can understand her point about Beyoncé and Solange at least meeting their baby brother. And if Wright is indeed homeless, it would only be right for someone to help.

But that’s just me. What do you make of the situation? How would you handle this if this were your family?

Help A Brother Out: Beyoncé’s Half-Brother Living Off Foodstamps

February 15th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Matthew Knowles just can’t seem to catch a break.  Reports allege that he is so far behind on child support payments that the mother of his child, actress Alexsandra Wright is living off the system to survive.

Wright is said to be living on public assistance receiving $300 a month and using a state-issued EBT card to pay for groceries.

TMZ reported in December that Knowles already owed $24K in child support payments.  The website now reports that the amount has risen to $32,135.90.  He blames his failure to pay on clerical errors and not his reputation as a deadbeat.

Knowles may indeed be facing some tough times financially. In 2009, his wife Tina Knowles filed for divorce after reports surfaced he was having an affair with Wright.  Wright soon gave birth to son, Nixon, and after reports revealed Knowles was a positive paternity match, he was ordered to pay child support.

Knowles recent projects include Music World Kids, the label behind acts such as Baby Jamz and Kid’s Rap Radio. In 2011, his biggest client, daughter Beyoncé dropped him as her manager.  She later revealed in an interview with Oprah sometime later that although their personal relationship was full of love, they began butting heads about her career when she turned 20.

‘It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding.’

‘When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock. And we had our issues. I’d say “No” to something, and he’d book it anyway.’

Knowles is set to appear in a Los Angeles court for the matter next Friday.  This behavior isn’t a first for Knowles but something tells us Alexsandra may want to save that acting thing for the weekends and work on getting some full-time employment so she can feed her family.

‘Sunday Best’ Singer Le’Andria Johnson Calls Out Matthew Knowles For Being A ‘Crook’

November 4th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Sources: WENN, Facebook

Sources: WENN, Facebook

Well y’all, someone else is accusing Bey’s daddy of being a crook. Gospel singer and pastor, Le’Andria Johnson has been signed to Matthew Knowles’ management company since she won season three of BET singing competition Sunday Best. Up until recently, it really seemed that all was well, until Le’Andria and her manager took to Twitter a few days ago and accused Matthew of being a thief.

“I have not said nothing for two years now!!! Matthew Knowles is a crook!! And I want out!!! I’m tired of being bullied,” Le’Andria tweeted.

Le’Andria’s manager, Rob Hatcher, also chimed in.

“Dear Matthew Knowles. You’re crazy!!! You cussed me out, called the police on me while I was in your office. If I didn’t like Beyoncè, I would have destroyed that office. But my love for her kept those pics on the wall. You’re crazy as hell! Coocoo for CoCoa Puffs!” Rob tweeted.

“This industry is full of LIARS, LIARS, LIARS!! And have the N E R V E — whew don’t get me started! From TV show producers to record producers,” he added.

They didn’t specify exactly what Matthew had done to push them over the edge, but from the looks of it, it’s definitely money related. This of course wouldn’t be the first time Matthew has been accused of trying to pull a fast one. Back in 2011, he and his über famous daughter, Beyoncé, parted ways after concert promoter Live Nation accused him of stealing money from her.


Celebrity Couples Who Called It Quits After 20-Plus Years Together

October 14th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Celebrity marriages are notorious for having a short shelf life. Although it looked like they would defy the odds and remain married until death split them up, these celebrity couples decided to call it quits after 20-plus years together.

Celebrity Couples Who Broke Up After 20 Years


Bruce and Kris Jenner

She may be one of Hollywood’s most powerful momagers and is used to having her family dominate headlines, but earlier this week, Kris Jenner became a hot topic herself when she and her husband Bruce announced their split. Although they have been living under separate roofs for some time, the couple had vehemently denied there was trouble in paradise. Married in 1991, Kris and Bruce have two children together and an estimated $125 million in net worth, which could cause a problem in divorce court without a pre-nuptial agreement.

Second Time Around: Matthew Knowles Takes A Second Trip Down The Aisle!

July 6th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Source: WENN

Source: WENN

It looks like there’s yet another female Knowles in the world!

According to Newsday, Matthew Knowles is on to the next one! His representative told The Associated Press that he married Gena Charmaine Avery recently in Houston, Texas. They were married last weekend on June 30th.

Avery, a former model and realtor, and Knowles have been engaged for a year and a half, according to the rep.  She is 48 and Matthew is 61 years old. There’s no word on whether or not this is Gena’s first marriage.

Yes, I know the big question is whether or Beyoncé or Solange atteneded the ceremony (that’s if they were invited). The answer is…maybe and no, respectively.  While Beyoncé was in Los Angeles for her concert on June 28th and then in Las Vegas on July 1st, she had the day off on June 30th so she may have been at the wedding. On the other hand, Solange was on vacation in Dakkar, Senegal with her son, Juelz.

Based on the timing, it seems like Gena could have been in the picture when Matthew’s youngest child, Nixon, was born, as he’s just over two years old.  You all remember the drama he had with Nixon’s mom, Alexandra Wright, don’t you? They went back and forth to court in order to establish paternity and child support.

Anyway, this is exciting news for them so congrats!

Is Money Thicker Than Blood?: Celebrity Families And Their Famous Business Feuds

July 5th, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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Think the rift in your family over hand-me-downs or that $20 dollars your cousin borrowed and never repaid is serious? Try feuding over millions in the public eye. From Beyonce to Frank Ocean, here are a few celebrity families who famously feuded over finances, management, memorabilia and fortune.

Matthew Knowles Sues Tabloid For “Knowingly And Maliciously Misrepresenting” His Relationship With Beyonce And Blue Ivy

June 26th, 2013 - By La Truly
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Source: AP

Source: AP

The Sun has unleashed the wrath of big-time music manager and Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles, with a March 2013 article that references Knowles being upset about his relationship with Beyonce and that he had not yet met baby Blue Ivy.

The article also suggested that Knowles was deeply hurt by Beyonce’s decision to hire new management for her new sound and image, stating that Knowles was, “hurt that Beyonce  has cut him out of her life.”

Knowles had this to say about the misprint:

“My daughters and my family mean the world to me. The barrage of repeated falsehoods spawned by the British Sun‘s defamatory article has been exhausting and personally damaging to me. No matter how many papers it sells or web hits it generates, The Sun, like any newspaper, needs to maintain a basic level of journalistic integrity.”

It has been rumored for years that a rift has been growing between Beyonce and her father and we’re a little curious as to how deep it goes remembering her words about him during her highly anticipated HBO documentary.

When asked, “Did you get your dad back?” by an interviewer who was referencing Beyonce’s relationship with her father after they ceased to do business together Beyonce’s response was short and sweet:

“No. I had to sacrifice my relationship with dad. I had to let go.”

I’m wondering if Matthew Knowles really might have said some of the things that The Sun published but felt remorseful later? Hm… Only time will tell.

Do you think this was a misprint on The Sun’s part or the regret of a father who may have aired out his feelings to the wrong party?

Dad, Manager And More: Celebrity Dads Behind The Scenes Of Their Children’s Stardom

June 14th, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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We like to recognize the mothers who play mom-agers to their children’s career, but what about the man-agers too? Here are a few dads who played a key role in their child’s success, in celebration of fathers everywhere, on and off the camera.

Hey Matthew, What About Your Bills, Bills, Bills? Papa Knowles Reportedly Owes The IRS $1.2 Million In Back Taxes

May 13th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Source: WENN

You can run, but you can’t hide… from the IRS. Unfortunately, it appears that Matthew Knowles is the latest celebrity who has to learn this lesson the hard way. The father and former manager of famed singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter reportedly owes the IRS $1.2 million in back taxes.

According to TMZ, the Internal Revenue Service filed the super-sized tax lien against Knowles, claiming that he owes $485,575.95 from 2010 and $728,004.89 from 2011, totaling up to a whopping  $1,213,580.84. During 2010 and a portion of 2011, Matthew was actually still Beyoncé’s manager, which could explain why  he owes so much in taxes. Beyoncé is arguably one of the highest paid musical acts of our time.

Although he no longer manages his superstar daughter, he is the founder, CEO  and president of Music World Entertainment, a label and entertainment company that continues to represent popular gospel acts such as Juanita Bynum, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Amber Bullock and Brian Courtney Wilson.

It seems as if it’s every other day that a new celebrity is making headlines for owed taxes. Hopefully, Matthew takes a lesson from other artists such as Wesley Snipes, Ronald Isley and now, Lauryn Hill and recognizes that the IRS is not to be played with.

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