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Insurers Deny Grieving Claim: Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones May Not Get Paid Over L’Wren Scott’s Mental Health History

November 10th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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When Rock ‘N Roll legend Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones took time off from touring to mourn and recover from the death of his girlfriend, designer L’Wren Scott, he probably had no second thought about still getting paid. But now the group’s insurers are ducking payment for the Rolling Stone’s missed shows in Australia and New Zealand citing Scott’s mental health history. Scott, 49, committed suicide earlier this year on March 17.

The band filed a $12.7 million insurance claim but it was denied. When the insurance claim was turned down, the group sued the underwriters in London. But the underwriters are fighting back, saying Scott’s pre-existing mental illness wasn’t covered under the group’s policy. And now the underwriters have been given permission to look into Scott’s mental state following the ruling of a federal judge in Utah last month. The judge also said insurers can question Scott’s brother, Randall Bambrough, about Scott’s illnesses, treatments, and the circumstances of her death, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

“Before the tour, the Stones took out a $23.9 million policy preventing losses if shows were canceled due to the death of family members or others, including Scott, who had been dating Jagger since 2001,” reports The New York Daily News.

Following Scott’s death, The Stones canceled the shows in Australia and New Zealand after Jagger’s doctors advised him not to perform for at least 30 days, state court documents filed in Salt Lake City. But insurers counter that a doctor didn’t examine Jagger before diagnosing him with “acute traumatic stress disorder.”

“Ms. Scott intended to, and did, commit suicide and her death was therefore not ‘sudden and unforeseen,’” the underwriters said in court papers.

Designer L’Wren Scott Left Her $9M Estate To Mick Jagger

March 28th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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The reasons behind the death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott have been a mystery. Some blamed it on money troubles, but her will reveals an estate worth $9 million. Others blamed her death on relationship troubles with her long-time boyfriend, rock n’ roll legend Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. But Scott has left her entire estate, possessions and all, to Jagger.

According to The New York Post‘s Page Six, although there were rumors that Scott’s design business, LS Fashion Ltd., was $5.9 million in the red, her will shows an $8 million condo and other assets worth $1 million.

Shockingly the designer left her famous family nothing.

“I give all my jewelry, clothing, household furniture and furnishings, personal automobiles and other tangible articles of a personal nature … to Michael Philip Jagger,” Scott’s will states, according to court papers.

Scott signed the last will and testament in Beverly Hills on May 23, 2013. And she made it clear her family was not to benefit from her estate. She wrote: “Except if otherwise provided in this will, I have intentionally omitted to provide herein for any of my heirs living at the date of my death.” Scott has not spoken to her older sister, Jane Shane, 53, of Sandy, Utah, in six years. Scott also has an older brother Randall Bambrough, 58. Her siblings are her only living family members. Even though Bambrough was named co-head of Scott’s company last year, she did not provide for him in her will.

Shane may reportedly contest the will.

Scott committed suicide on March 17 by hanging herself from a balcony door handle with a black satin scarf.

Jagger recently helped to plan a private funeral at the historic Hollywood Forever cemetery for Scott at which he, his daughters and grandchildren, Scott’s niece and actress Ellen Barkin, among others, spoke, reports CNN.

“I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me,” said Jagger, 70, in a personal statement.

“All My Life” And Other Songs Singers Wrote For Their Children

January 23rd, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Singers often look into their own personal lives as inspiration for songs. These 15 artists got very heartfelt and emotional by singing about the joys of parenthood and their children. Here are some of our favorite songs singers wrote for their children.

Songs Singers Wrote For Their Children

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Superstar singer Beyonce is normally a private person but after having her first child, Blue Ivy, the former Destiny’s Child member has opened up about the joys of motherhood. In addition to sharing intimate photos of mother and child, Beyonce penned the song “Blue.” In the song, which is on her latest album Beyonce, Blue sings about feeling alive when she looks into her daughter’s eyes. At the end of the song, Blue Ivy joins in and sings with her mommy before asking if they can go see daddy.

Famous White Folks We Didn’t Know Were The Biological Parents Of Black Children

October 1st, 2013 - By IndigoBlack
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Maybe I’ve been living under a rock all of these years, but if someone told me last year that folk-singing, gravel-voiced Bob Dylan had a black daughter, I wouldn’t have believed them. But indeed, he does, and so do a wealth of other famous white folks whose music we listen to, see on-screen and watch on the catwalk. Some have just managed to keep their children out of the spotlight. But with paparazzi everywhere, these little know children (many now adults) managed to step into public view. Here are 10 white celebrities who are the biological parents of black children.

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Bob Dylan

The legendary folk singer who has been making music since the early ’60s has also been making babies for quite a while too. Aside from the children he had during his first marriage, Dylan had a daughter by the name of Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan. Desiree’s mother is actually one of Dylan’s former background singers named Carolyn Dennis. They were married from 1986 to 1992, however, the relationship was kept a secret until a biography about Dylan’s life was released in 2001 called Down the Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan. Carolyn once said though that Bob was a great father despite them being kept on the low-low. Desiree, who is gay, is engaged to be married to longtime girlfriend Kayla Sampson and will tie the knot next year. No word yet on if Bob will attend…

Real Killer Fans: Celebrities Who’ve Been Targeted In Murder Plots

July 9th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Hollywood’s brightest stars may seemingly live the glamorous life that millions may dream of but everything that glitters isn’t gold. These celebs were the target of a real-life murder plot simply because they’re famous.

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Since the age of 12, Miley Cyrus has been winning fans over as the star of Disney’s “Hannah Montana.” As her popularity grew, so did one crazed fan’s love for the teen star. In 2008, FBI foiled a plot a teenager had to allegedly hijack a plane and crash it into a Miley Cyrus concert. The 16-year-old was apprehended trying to board a flight from L.A. to Nashville carrying duct tape, handcuffs and rope with him. The target was a Lafayette, Louisiana stadium where Cyrus was scheduled to perform. Although the plot was downplayed, authorities acknowledged how serious the crazed teen was.

Do You Have Hidden Treasures In Your Attic?: Mick Jagger’s Ex Cashes In On His Love Letters

December 18th, 2012 - By Ann Brown
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Could you have something in your attic or basement that is worth thousands? Actress/model Marsha Hunt did. She recently sold the love letters that legendary rocker Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones sent her when the two were an item. Hunt recently auctioned off the letters, which then-25-year-old Jagger penned during the summer of 1969 to his African-American former lover while he was in Australia working on the film Ned Kelly, reports The Grio.

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Marsha Hunt in 1969. AP Photo/Sotheby’s/Courtsey of Justin de Villeneuve

The 10 letters were sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $301,472 to a private collector. Initially, they were thought to only be worth $160,000, writes the Associated Press. “When a serious historian finally examines how and why Britain’s boy bands affected international culture and politics, this well-preserved collection of Mick Jagger’s hand written letters will be a revelation,” Hunt said in a statement distributed by the auction house. Jagger reportedly also wrote the 1971 hit song “Brown Sugar” about Hunt, according to TIME. Hunt and Jagger have one child together — daughter Karis Jagger.

Like, Hunt you could have a treasure packed away in storage. If you think you have something valuable, get it checked by an appraiser. Also, go online to sites like eBay and do a search for similar items. Reports eHow, “As a general rule, you can count on an item being of some value if it is more than 15 years old.”

According to MSN, things to look for include gold and silver jewelry, items that have been passed down from generation to generation, special magazine editions, old movie posters, old stocks and bonds, vintage sporting goods such as antique gold clubs, and even old electronic gadgets. “ buys items in 20 categories, including desktop computers, cameras (film and digital), cellphones, even Wii video games,” advises MSN.