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Have you ever started a Facebook page for your favorite celebrity or product? Well, Stacey Mattocks did when in 2008 she opened a Facebook page for her favorite TV show, The Game. Her page became such a hit that BET took notice and began to do business with Mattocks to promote the series. And with the help of Mattocks’ page the show’s popularity grew and the Facebook page garnered massive likes.
But things went south when BET wanted to take over the rights to the page. A messy lawsuit ensued last year. Finally a judgment has been rendered — and it could have a major impact on how we define who owns what on social media. A Florida judge has ruled that Facebook likes are not the property of page creators. According to the ruling, Mattocks can’t establish she owns a property interest in some 6.2 million likes she collected.
Mattocks had sued the Viacom-owned cable channel for “allegedly committing tortious interference, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, and copyright infringement,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. Mattocks later amended the lawsuit to add a claim of unlawful conversion.
In her lawsuit, Mattocks charged that BET initially agreed to pay her $30 per hour to work as a social media “freelancer” and later offered her an $85,000-a-year salary, which she turned down. According to Mattocks, BET pulled out all the stops to change her mind, even flying her out to Los Angeles for promotional interviews. But when she refused to transfer ownership of the fan page to BET, Facebook temporarily shut down her account.
What followed was a “Letter Agreement” with BET under which the network agreed that Mattocks wouldn’t be excluded from the page. In turn, she agreed to grant BET full administrative access. Mattocks says she signed the agreement under duress.
BET also tried to buy the page, offering $15,000; Mattocks requested $1.2 million, according to court papers. The negotiations continued and Mattocks dropped BET’s administrative access on the Facebook page from “manager” to “moderator.” BET, in turn, to issue a cease-and-desist letter. In the letter BET cited intellectual property and a demand to Facebook that it remove the page. This prompted Mattocks’ lawsuit.
“Based on the record, Mattocks cannot establish that she owns a property interest in the ‘likes’ on the FB Page,” writes the judge in an opinion (read more here). ” ‘Liking’ a Facebook Page simply means that the user is expressing his or her enjoyment or approval of the content. At any time, moreover, the user is free to revoke the ‘like’ by clicking an ‘unlike’ button. So if anyone can be deemed to own the ‘likes’ on a Page, it is the individual users responsible for them. Given the tenuous relationship between ‘likes’ on a Facebook Page and the creator of the Page, the ‘likes’ cannot be converted in the same manner as goodwill or other intangible business interests.”
The judge also dismissed Mattocks’ tortious interference claim, writing: “While BET may also have had other financial motives in disabling the Page and Twitter account, no record evidence shows that BET took these steps for purely malicious reasons.”
So remember, if you thinking to make money off a Facebook page for a product or other person, according to this judgment you have no legal ownership of pages’ likes. Be sure you know what’s yours and focus on monetizing those elements. Everything else belongs to users, Facebook and the Internet.
“Thanks For Helping Me Grow As A Person”: Despite Past Drama, The Game Sends Tiffney Cambridge A Loving Birthday Letter
Rapper The Game and former fiancée Tiffney Cambridge have been through a lot over the years. From breaking up to making up and trying to make it down the aisle on their reality show “Marrying The Game,” to the former couple allegedly getting involved in a violent fight earlier this year that resulted in Cambridge sustaining a broken nose (when we asked her about that fight she said, “I prefer to just keep some things private and personal between Jayceon and I.”) and the rapper claiming that she was turning their kids against him, the two have had a very volatile relationship. But as Cambridge celebrated her birthday on Sunday, the rapper sent her a very loving message on Instagram, thanking her for making him a better person despite all they had been through.
“Happy birthday to the beautiful @lovetiffney… The best mother, care taker & provider for our children I could ever ask for. In relationships, there are ups & downs… negatives & positives but no matter what the years have brought & left… On this day I want you to know that you are both acknowledged & very appreciated. Through the years, we’ve been through a lot but no matter how big the hurdle…. We got up & over it & have always managed to get back to a peaceful existence. & again, for blessing me with @kingjusticetaylor & @lilmisscali.. I am forever in debt & will make sure you guys are always taken care of…. #1 because it’s in me to do so & #2 is because you are very deserving of it…. Thanks for helping me grow as a person & being there to say the least. Enjoy your birthday….. & do not let anyone steal your sunshine. Love”
Looks like these two might be on better terms, or at least, he cares enough to just acknowledge all she does for her birthday. Either way, it was a nice gesture from him.
A few months ago, terrible domestic violence allegations involving The Game and Tiffney Cambridge hit the web. Since then, several other negative reports pertaining to the couple and their deteriorating relationship made headlines as well. We were recently able to catch up with Tiffney, who revealed where she currently stands in her relationship with the rapper-turned-reality-star and what’s next for her.
MN: At the conclusion of season three of “Marrying The Game,” you and The Game expressed that you were accepting of the fact that things were over between you two. Does that still stand or are you all trying to work it out?
Right now, we are working on our friendship and co-parenting and raising our kids. Things are good between us right now.
MN: Since it appears that there won’t be a wedding in the near future, does this mean that there won’t be a season four of “Marrying The Game?”
We don’t know yet if there will be a fourth season. Things kind of just wrapped up with season three, so we haven’t really started speaking about season four yet.
MN: In the season finale, you were kind of on a date with someone. Are you currently seeing anyone new or interested in getting to know anyone in that way?
Right now I’m just keeping my options open.
MN: A few months ago, there was talk of a domestic violence incident. The Game took to Instagram and denied that any abuse ever occurred between you two. What do you say to that?
Well, I think that in every relationship, there are things that go on that should stay between the two people in the relationship. I prefer to just keep some things private and personal between Jayceon and I.
MN: What was your reaction when The Game blamed your friend Tami Roman for destroying your family?
I really didn’t have a reaction to that because that wasn’t true. When you’re with someone for an extended period of time, you know how they react to situations. Jayceon is a person where he gets upset and kind of lashes out and rants. He goes on those tirades and stuff like that. He may say things that are not factual or true because he’s upset in that particular moment. And that’s just his personality. When he does things like that, it doesn’t really effect me either way because I know how he is. He’ll probably calm down, come off of it and we move on.
Some stars have a reputation of being a tight wad when it comes to money even though they have more than enough of it. But these stars are quite to opposite and don’t mind sharing the wealth when it comes to leaving a tip. Check out this list of celebs who tip well… very well.
Jay Z has 99 problems but money certainly isn’t one. After the Brooklyn rapper teamed up with his mentee Kanye West for their collaborative “Watch The Throne” album, Hov went all out during the party thrown to celebrate its release. Jay Z ordered a quarter of a million dollars worth of champagne and when it came time to pay for the bill, he didn’t bat an eye dropping an extra $50,000 for the wait staff.
Tiffney Cambridge Says There’s No Truth To The Game’s Accusations That She’s Keeping Him From Their Children
Back in April around the time that domestic violence allegations surfaced, The Game accused his ex-fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge, of conspiring to drive his children away from him.
“Everyone has a BREAKING POINT & my weakness is my children,” he expressed. “Loving them too much has turned them into weapons to be used against me,” he went on. “& I say that to say, today I am……. LUCKY: I got to spend Easter & eat lunch with my 1st born. UN-LUCKY: haven’t got to spend time with both of my younger kids in over a month.”
“FACTS: My 3-year-old daughter told my mom that her mother told her that I am very bad man & a terrible father furthermore brainwashing Cali to harbor hate towards me preventing her from even wanting to speak to me. 3 year olds just don’t make these things up.”
Tiffney recently sat down with HipHollywood and she’s telling a different story. According to the “Marrying The Game” star, she’d never spitefully try to keep her ex-fiancé away from their children.
“I would never keep Cali and Justice away from him”, she said. “He’s their father. They love him and he’s loves them. That’s apparent to myself and everyone else, and no their hasn’t been an occasion where I’ve kept Cali and Justice from him.”
As for Jayceon’s social media rant where he accused her of doing so, Tiffney says:
“Jayceon takes to social media to address things that I feel are personal, I let that be his lane and I stay in mine,” she said.
Well if there were ever a time that The Game was not seeing Cali and Justice, judging by his Instagram page, he is back to seeing them regularly, which is great news. We can only hope that he and Tiffney continue to put their children first as they work through their differences as co-parents.
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The Game left fans slightly confused when he referenced four children in his Father’s Day Instagram post a couple of weeks ago. Up until this point, we’ve only known the VH1 star to have three children—two boys and one girl—but the photo featured another little girl by the name of Madison, whom he referred to as his daughter. The Game’s former fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge, recently dished on the rapper’s relationship with Madison and why we’re just hearing about her.
“Madison is not Jayceon’s biological daughter,” she explained to NecoleBitchie. “Madison is a little girl who plays basketball with this new basketball team that Jayceon threw together for the summer. And she happens to be one of the new girls who plays on the basketball team.”
According to Tiffney, Madison doesn’t have the most ideal home situation, so The Game decided to take her under his wing.
“It’s my understanding that she comes from a situation where there is not a father in the home. And she has several other siblings and may not be getting the attention she needs at her home. And because Jayceon has done things like ‘The Robin Hood Project’ where he reaches out and helps other people in need, he’s sort of taken Madison under his wing and has decided to father her or God-father her. And that’s what it is.”
As for people who have been speculating that Madison is some sort of love child, Tiffney says:
“It’s not like Jayceon has another daughter in that aspect. I just think that he decided because of his relationship with the little girl seeing her at the practices and at the games and so forth he decided to take her under his wing and help her out. He is a showman. I wish him the best in all his endeavors. If he ever decides to take Madison on and assist her as she grows up, that’s good.”
Well, that’s settled. It’s nice to see that The Game saw that Madison was in need of a father figure and decided to step in.
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Pass Or Play? Nicki Minaj Releases Video For “Pills N Potions,” With The Game Starring As Her Love Interest…
Who’s ready for a softer side of Nicki Minaj?
We’ve already seen her tone down her look, but Minaj also seems to be toning it down when it comes to her music too. Well, at least for this debut single from her upcoming third album, The Pink Print.
“Pills N Potions,” despite the title, is about dealing with somewhat ungrateful folks and people who change, but still acknowledging the love you have for them while getting through the hurt. The video that accompanies the often emotional song is on the trippy side, but still manages to showcase a vulnerable side of the lyricist. There are bunny rabbits smoking cigarettes, tears that come down with a metallic sheen, and how could we forget The Game? The rapper appears alongside her (and at one point she holds his severed head in her arm) in the clip, and the chemistry between them is pretty good, though she spends more time singing/rapping by herself than she does being held by him. But the rapper’s appearance is interesting, considering that he made her his WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) pick on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. He posted her picture and said,
#WomanCrushWednesday “lil brown skin girl caught my eye…. I thought maybe it was time to give a thug a try” @nickiminaj #Yuhhhh
I guess such public declarations of affection worked out for him…he at least had the chance to be in her new video!
But anywho, this new clip is directed by Diane Martel of “Blurred Lines” and “We Can’t Stop” fame, and it’s definitely a sight to see. Pass or play? Check out the video for yourself and let us know:
Since the U.S. Census Bureau has been keeping record, interracial marriages have been on the rise. While there are more than 2.4 million mixed marriages in the U.S., Hollywood has been a bit slow in keeping up with times and portraying more interracial couples, but low and behold we’ve managed to find a few favorites over the years. Take a look.
“I Love Lucy’s” Ricky and Lucy Ricardo
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were one of, if not the first, interracial couple on television. Debuting in 1951, “ I Love Lucy” made groundbreaking history when it aired with the real-life husband and wife stars. The show followed the antics played out by comedian Lucille Ball while her husband looked helplessly on. The show lasted for six seasons and more than 60 years later, “I Love Lucy” remains popular with over 40 million Americans still tuning in.
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In honor of her 25th birthday, The Game took to Instagram with a heartfelt letter to his personal assistant and best friend, Lolo. In the letter, the “Marrying The Game” star praised his stylish sidekick for always being there for him and dispelled rumors that imply their relationship is anything other than a platonic friendship.
His letter reads:
“Her….. Let me tell you a little bit about “Her.” #1 she is the best friend that I have in this world & probably the next. She has done in 3 years what no one has managed to do in all my years on earth & that’s love me unconditionally !!! Some people say it, some come close to actually pulling it off, but no one has successfully been there for me day in & day out no matter the weather, task or support needed….
This girl right here is “MY N*GG*” !!!! Not my WOMAN, not my GIRLFRIEND, NO WE AINT F*CKING & to honestly be able to say that I’ve been to be around a woman this beautiful, fly, dope, smart & all around AMAZING & be able to maintain our friendship says all it needs to say about her character & loyalty to me, my children & my family. There’s not one thing in the WORLD I wouldn’t give her, & although she might know that…. She hasn’t once asked me for anything…. She works her a** off, plays her position & never complains about a f*cking thing & that alone gave her an eternal place in my heart as long as it beats!!!!
I love you with all my heart Lo & you will forever be appreciated as a gift from God to my life at a time when only he knew I needed someone to help redirect my life into a positive light… I’m FOREVER in debt to you & I wish you the most amazing 25th birthday EVER !!!! & since I’m right here, I guarantee it will be everything it’s supposed to be……. As long as I’m alive, you ain’t got to worry bout a mothaf*ckin thing !!!!! #LaFamilia”
Although the letter is clearly an ode to Lolo in honor of her birthday, some suspect that the eleborate birthday tribute was an underhanded shot at the rapper’s ex-fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge. In past episodes of “Marrying The Game,” the couple argued about his willingness to take Lolo almost everywhere he goes.
The year 1994 marked the beginning of Hot 97’s epic annual Summer Jam concert. Twenty years later, the concert featuring the biggest names in hip-hop and r&b is still going strong and continues to showcase the biggest names in music. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments from Summer Jam.
The Notorious B.I.G.’s Only Performance At Summer Jam
The year was 1995 and Bigge Smalls was the king of New York rap. The year before he released his debut single Juicy and then followed that up with the platinum-selling album, Ready To Die. When he descended onto the Summer Jam stage in ‘95 as the headliner, the crowd went wild. Dressed like a dapper don in a three-piece suit, Big had the crowd on its feet for his entire set. That would be the first and last time the Brooklyn rapper would perform for the radio station’s mega concert. He was shot and killed nearly two years later.