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Mother Meets 49-Year-Old Daughter For The First Time After Being Told She Died At Birth

April 13th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Mother Meets 49-Year-Old Daughter For The First Time

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This story could very well be turned into a Saturday afternoon Lifetime movie. But sometimes life, as they say, is stranger than fiction. The lives of two women in Olivette, Missouri, were forever changed forty-nine years ago when Zella Jackson Price, now 76, was told her daughter died hours after birth.

But last week both Price and her daughter Melanie Diane Gilmore were reunited in person for the first time at Price’s home.

Forty-nine years ago, when Gilmore was born at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, Price was told that her daughter died. But not only was Gilmore alive, she was adopted by another family.

Price, who is a well known gospel singer, said that while she has been hurt by the years of separation she is thankful for a second chance.

“God has given me everything the devil has taken from me. I’m getting it back. I’m getting my baby back.”

Gilmore traveled from Oregon with her own daughter and son to St. Louis where she met her mother and brother, Harvey for the first time.

Gilmore, who lost her hearing at 3-years-old due to a childhood illness, said that she’s been looking forward to the reunion for a long time.

“I am just so happy…very excited.”

Gilmore was not able to meet her biological father because he passed away a few years ago. While the two were happy for the reunion, they plan to launch an investigation to discover what happened at the hospital half a century ago.

The meeting came about when Gilmore’s children searched for their grandmother on the internet. Eventually, they found Zella and a DNA test proved that she is Melanie’s mother. 

You can watch the mother and daughter meet for the first time in the video below.

Reunited and It Feels So Good? Zoe and Brad Might Be Back Together

June 1st, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper didn’t waste much time taking their on-set romance off-set last year while they were filming their new movie, “The Words.” The couple was seen getting pretty close with each other at dinner parties and industry events, and Zoe was even spotted spending the day with Bradley’s mom. At that point, we all thought we knew it was real, but almost as soon as they wrapped filming it was a wrap for the couple as well.

Word is these two might be getting back together though. Page Six says the couple reunited Wednesday night and it was “not just business.” The maybe-couple were spotted in the East Village at the Mexican restaurant Empellon Cocina dining together for a few hours before they left together, and according to one observer:

“It looked a little more friendly than a business meeting.”

Reps haven’t put out a comment on the situation and though it’s entirely possibly these two are just friends having a bite to eat, the timing is as curious as it was with all of the other relationship rumors. Since “The Words” is coming to theaters soon this could just be another PR ploy to dredge up more interest in the movie. With Bradley’s rep we wouldn’t’ be surprised if this is only a short fling but these two are cute together for however long it lasts.

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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Whitney and Ray J: Reunited and It Feels So Wrong

February 6th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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I never fully wrapped my head around Whitney Houston and Ray J’s on-again/off-again relationship so reports that they’re back together again baffle me. The two were reportedly last “on” in 2010, but this weekend they were spotted at Le Petit Four on Sunset Boulevard in LA looking nice and cozy.

Ray J was supposedly a total gentleman—shocker—opening the door for Whitney, making sure she was strapped in, all that good stuff. Of course TMZ was on the scene and captured their restaurant exit and it definitely looks like a date to us. Plus I don’t think Ray J is making any sex tapes or scouting for new women on a reality show at the time so maybe it’s love?

A few days before, Whitney was seen at dinner with ex-husband Bobby Brown, but daughter Bobbi Kristina was there too so that was probably more of a family dinner than a romantic rendezvous. Although Whitney put on a good face for the crowd as she headed to her car, once inside her demeanor looked a little suspicious, bringing up questions of whether she’s back on that stuff. Hopefully messing around with Ray J won’t spark a relapse.

What do you think about Whitney and Ray J together? Weird and wrong or does she need a young man like him in her life?

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Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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Secret Lovers:Chris and Rihanna Have Been Hooking Up for Over a Year?

January 19th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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I guess the whole world was late trying to read into recent subtweets between Chris Brown and Rihanna because according to US Weekly, these two have been secretly hooking up for over a year now.

Multiple sources on both sides say the two are still finding love in a hopeless place, with a Chris Brown insider saying they “meet up very casually,” and that “[Rihanna] comes to see him anytime she’s in L.A.”

Someone from Rihanna’s camp confirmed what we’ve expected all along about the attention-grabbing singer:

“Rihanna loves to live dangerously, and talking to and hooking up with Chris is all part of that,” the source says.

Living dangerously may not be as fun as she thinks though. After photos surfaced of Chris with Karuche on New Year’s Eve, Rihanna tweeted:

“How can you lie to her, while u lay with me???…..If you don’t have an answer, you don’t have to answer.”

Many also speculate the angry twitter rant she went on recently was in response to reports that Chris tattooed girlfriend Karrueche’s face on his arm. She tweeted:

“Cuz of u I’m on some real f*** a n**** s***!”

Then she got Lil Kim with it: “U wanna be my main squeeze n****, don’t ya? So what n****, I’m not tryna hear that s***!”

This morning, Chris Brown’s rep, Jeff Raymond, told, “He and Rihanna are just friends,” and that “He is with his girlfriend, Karrueche, and is not cheating,” but these reports definitely puts Karrueche in an awkward place—much like the tattoo on Chris’s arm. However this “friendship” shakes out, I hope this music industry source is wrong when he says, “They can’t get enough of each other. I don’t see it ending well.”

What do you think about this threesome? Is Rihanna fueling rumors on purpose or is she really still messing around with Chris?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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Update: Carlina White and Mom Struggle to Bond

February 8th, 2011 - By Veronica Wells
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Remember Carlina White?  She was the child, now woman, who was abducted from the hospital and raised by a woman that wasn’t her mother. Carlina, who was renamed Nejdra Nance, reunited with her mother and father a few weeks ago. It seemed like a happy ending, but the story didn’t end there.

Since meeting her parents, Carlina has returned to Atlanta. There are also claims that she’s gone back to using the name Nejdra Nance again. Joy White recently told the Today Show that she felt Carlina’s family was pressuring her.

“It really hurts,” said Joy White, who described herself as “heartbroken, but I do understand that is her family. She was brought up by them. She’s with that family. That’s all she knows. [But] I’m her mother. It hurts not to have my daughter. I want her back.”

Money might be complicating the story. Carlina’s biological parents received a $750,000 settlement after the kidnapping. Her parents put the money aside for Carlina in case she was returned by the time she was 21. When they didn’t find her, Joy used the money to support her and her two other children.

While she hasn’t been back to see her parents, she has asked about the settlement money as well as the $10,000 reward offered for her return.

Meanwhile, Ann Pettway, the woman who raised Carlina, is in a detention center until her trial.

What do you think, is Carlina suffering from an identity crisis or is she a little money hungry?

You can see the video of Joy White on the Today Show below.


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