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Woman Who Filed False Paternity Suit Against Michael Jordan Ordered To Pay Him $10,000

August 5th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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If you’ll recall, we told you a while back about Pamela Smith. She filed a paternity suit against basketball legend Michael Jordan and said that since he was the father of her 17-year-old child, he owed her some major child support. At the time, she claims she wasn’t doing it to cash in on his fortune, but for her son, who wanted her to file the suit so Jordan would finally acknowledge him. Here was the story we shared in March:

Smith claims that she got pregnant by Jordan back in 1995 when he was still, obviously, married to Juanita Jordan. She says that she’s actually always had a good relationship with him and in ways, he’s provided for she and Taj. Smith said she has no reason to call Jordan out at all – primarily because she never needed his money to survive – but Taj begged her to file the paternity suit and for child support.

Smith claims that over the years, they’ve received money and gifts from Jordan but Taj always had to keep it a secret that his father was the famous basketball player. But now, he wants to be acknowledged as part of the family too.  She claims that Taj wants Jordan to be a bigger part of his life.

Well, that isn’t happening. After asking for a DNA test, child support, and Jordan calling it all a big lie, we know that Smith wound up dropping her suit with the quickness in Georgia. And while she thought that would probably be the end of that, Jordan went after her in court, claiming Smith’s whole case was a huge publicity stunt. According to TMZ, a judge agreed, because after they pointed out that Smith hired a PR rep before she thought to even get a lawyer, the biggest reveal was this: Smith established the paternity of her son way back in 2003, and it was not Jordan. The judge found that she was just trying to tarnish Jordan’s name for the hell of it (and probably for some cash), and the judge has ordered her to pay up, covering the costs of Jordan’s unnecessary legal bills. The total of all that is almost 10 grand, coming in at $9,704.13. Hopefully other women will learn that it sure won’t fly when you lie, because she’s having to pay up when I’m sure she thought she was going to get paid. You live and you learn…

You Might Be The Father! Groupies Looking for Their Baby Daddies Among The Stars

April 22nd, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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For a groupie, there is no bigger prize than getting pregnant by your celebrity lover. It’s like winning the lottery — so they think. More often than not, headlines about them and their baller boyfriends read like an episode of the Maury show, particularly for these 15 women who hung their heads in shame after they heard the judge say “You Are Not the Father.”

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Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith should have looked for a better baller to blame. He’s the world’s most famous basketball player and he made it to 50 without a paternity scandal.

That’s a man who’s too smart to let a groupie get her paws on his millions. In March, a judge ordered  MJ to take a paternity test to determine if Pamela’s 16-year-old son Grant Taj Reynolds was his. But seeing as Pam already sued MJ for paternity years ago and lost, no one expects Mike to be the father.

Excuse Me, Where Are Your Manners? Celebs Rumored To Be Extra Rude

April 19th, 2013 - By Kelly Franklin
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Most of us grew up in a household where “yes ma’am” and “no ma’am” was the norm when responding to an adult. We were taught to say please and thank you, refrain from interrupting conversations, and hold the door for people. It only took so many glares and spankings if we ever forgot these life lessons — and these signs of respect never left most of us as we became adults.

Unfortunately there are certain celebs who think they are immune to such niceties and respectable behavior and have racked up quite the reputation for rudeness. If only they followed Aretha’s advice and gave a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T…
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Naomi Campbell

Don’t let the beautiful face fool ya! Notorious for her lateness, supermodel Naomi Campbell is also known for hitting her helpers — from assistants to therapists. Many people in her path suffer the wrath of her mean streak and nothing seems to keep her outrageous behavior in check – not even five-o. She was detained for assaulting two police officers as well.

Pamela Smith Drops Paternity Suit Against Michael Jordan

March 19th, 2013 - By madamenoire
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From Hello Beautiful 

The woman suing Michael Jordan for paternity and child support has unexpectedly dropped the case. According to TMZ, Pamela Smith has filed legal documents in Georgia asking the judge to dismiss her case against MJ, and her request was granted without prejudice (meaning she can refile at a later time).

Read more at HelloBeautiful.com.

Michael Jordan Responds To Paternity Suit

March 5th, 2013 - By madamenoire
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From HelloBeautiful

The Michael Jordan paternity suit is not a slam dunk case. The former baller is asking a Georgia court to dismiss the paternity suit filed against the NBA hall of famer that claims he is the father of a 16-year-old teen, calling it a ”shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system.”

Jordan’s spokeswoman Estee Portnoy released a statement to The Associated Press:

Read more at HelloBeautiful.com.

Why Don’t You Love Me? Alleged Michael Jordan Baby Mama Files Suit On Behalf Of Son!

March 3rd, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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You know, I’d been hearing about this for months but never thought it’d take flight (get it: Jordan, flight…? I thought it was funny).  Clearly, I was wrong.

Pamela Smith, who allegedly has a son with living NBA legend Michael Jordan, has filed a paternity suit against him.  However, she claims she never wanted to do it; instead, her son Grant Reynolds (aka “Taj”) insisted she file the suit so Jordan would acknowledge him.

According to TMZ, Smith claims that she got pregnant by Jordan back in 1995 when he was still, obviously, married to Juanita Jordan. She says that she’s actually always had a good relationship with him and in ways, he’s provided for she and Taj. Smith said she has no reason to call Jordan out at all – primarily because she never needed his money to survive – but Taj begged her to file the paternity suit and for child support.

Smith claims that over the years, they’ve received money and gifts from Jordan but Taj always had to keep it a secret that his father was the famous basketball player. But now, he wants to be acknowledged as part of the family too.  She claims that Taj wants Jordan to be a bigger part of his life.

Now, I don’t know many children who beg their parents to file paternity and child support suits against the absentee parent; however, even if Taj did, this is such a messy situation. The children are almost always the ones caught in the middle when it comes to parents who have choices that were in the best interest of themselves.

So far, there’s been absolutely no word from Michael Jordan or his reps about this.

Attention ALL Sneaker Heads: Exclusive Auction for Jordan 1s Happening Now

February 23rd, 2013 - By CAP
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nike auction 2In honor of the 37th anniversary of Black History month, the Jordan brand has teamed up with celebrity stylist Don C of Just Don to create 37 pairs of limited edition Air Jordan 1’s. The Air Jordan 1 was originally released in 1985 and has is still popular today.

In addition to the Jordan 1’s, the auction winner will get a signature BMH Just Don Snapback. The BE BOLD auction is happening on eBay and will run through February 28, the end of BHM. And if the celebration of Black History month wasn’t enough, the best part is that the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

My Heart Belongs To My Roni: Celebrity Men Who Like ‘Em Young — Real Young

January 3rd, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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Some celebrity men use their fame and fortune to keep upgrading their wives, girlfriends, and side pieces so that they look like they’re 20-something and others just date 20-somethings even when they’re old enough to be their grandfather. Check out these celebrity members of the Babysitter’s Club who aren’t afraid to dip into the last legal generation for a date.

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Russell Simmons

Is it just me or do Russell’s women get younger and whiter the older he gets? His curent girlfriend Hana Nitsche is a German model who is 28 years younger than he is. Come on Russ, that’s pushing it.

Can A Breakup Bankrupt You? The High Cost of Divorce

January 2nd, 2013 - By Ann Brown
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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have been battling over money for a year, stalling their divorce. More recently, Bethenny Frankel announced her split from her husband Jason Hoppy. The Daily Mail reports that Frankel (somewhat drunkenly) approached Katie Holmes at a party to gather contact info for Holmes’ divorce lawyer. Frankel, who has turned her stint as a New York Housewife into her own talk show, the Skinnygirl, two spin-off shows, a fitness DVD, and other endeavors, has a lot to protect. And remember Nas and Kelis’ mega money dispute that played out in the media during their divorce proceedings?

Divorce isn’t just about ending a marriage. It is also about money. There can be battles over shared assets and a divorce itself can be costly. Michael Jordan’s divorce from Juanita Jordan was estimated to have cost Jordan $260 million and was considered by Forbes magazine to be “the most expensive celebrity divorce” in history, as of April 2007. When Tiger Woods got divorced from Elin Nordegren it cost him a reported $100 million.

Besides the settlements just the divorce proceedings themselves can rack up bills. If you can’t do the divorce yourself because of a messy separation, going to court means paying a variety of fees. According to a Huffington Post blog by family court attorney Diane L. Danois, subpoenas seeking financial and employment documentation, motions filed objecting to the subpoenas or for failure to timely comply, and hearings will all have to be paid for. And this is just the beginning.

“This chapter of the litigation process can easily run up an additional $5,000,” write Danois, which breaks down the actual costs of divorce item by item. Typically, a family court case involving divorce, can range from from $15,000 to $35,000, or more to litigate, says Danois.

You can choose the cheaper route of mediation (which can range between $500 and $3,000) if there isn’t much to dispute or to do it yourself, if your divorce is simple. Websites such as www.easy-divorce.com, www.completecase.com, and www.mydivorcedocuments.com can help with DIY divorces.

Where Are They Now? The Real Hollywood Exes (And Mistresses) Of Music’s Biggest Players

October 11th, 2012 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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From ex-wives to ex-girlfriends and former mistresses as well as cuddle buddies, these women were constant arm candy for some of music’s biggest stars (oh, and one NBA baller I couldn’t keep out). Some got a ring and went through the most with their men, others just had a good ‘ol time with some high profile people, and well, some had their lives flipped upside down. They were seen everywhere with them at events–and then they weren’t. Where are they now?

The former stylist and model, and of course, daughter of Quincy Jones was allegedly engaged to Tupac before he passed away. Clearly cut from a different cloth than her sister, actress Rashida Jones, Kidada was besties with Aaliyah and was known for helping Tommy Hilfiger’s line of clothing become a must in urban wear. Anywho, after Shakur’s death, during a time of grief, Jones went ahead and got a tattoo of him on her arm. Today though, it has been covered. These days, Kidada is back focused on styling and designing, as she was the force behind Disney Couture and the extension, Kidada for Disney Couture.

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