WEEKEND WRAP UP: Eddie Long Drama, Usher On Drugs?, + More!
We couldn’t let you go without wrapping up the weekend with a little celeb dish.
Check out whose relationship is over, who’s is heating and hooking up and what legend is recuperating from an illness….
After we reported that Vanessa Long, wife of Bishop Eddie Long, decided to file for divorce and then retracted it, she’s changed her mind again. In a statement prepared by one of her attorneys Michael Tyler stated that Mrs. Long “has determined that dismissal of her divorce petition is not appropriate at this time.” He also stated that if she is to make any further statements, they would come through her attorneys to “avoid any undue confusion.” You can read the rest over at The YBF but really? What is happening in the Long household? Is Vanessa really confused or is she pushing for a bigger payout?
The last time we heard Usher and Tameka’s name in a sentence together was when they were divorcing. Now, for the second time this week, we’re getting reports of Tameka going to court for what appears to be a custodial battle. This time, she is demanding that a judge QUICKLY order a drug test for Usher because she believes he’s popping pills and putting their two sons in danger. TMZ says that Tameka originally demanded Usher take the test but when he refused, saying her demands were “frivolous and unfounded,” she went back to court. I don’t put anything past anyone but this has gotten rather ugly in a short amount of time. For the sake of the children, I hope Usher isn’t doing things that put his children in jeopardy but I also hope Tameka isn’t trumping up allegations because that man cut off her Saks card.
RadarOnline reported that Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was hospitalized last month in an Arizona hospital after slipping in and out of consciousness. A 911 emergency call was placed on November 19th stating that Ali started passing out in a car and by the time he reached inside his Scotsdale home, he fell unconscious. Thankfully, he was well enough to be released in time for Thanksgiving and spent the holiday with his family in Las Vegas. Ali has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for about 30 years and is receiving the best care while he recuperates. We wish him well.
Surprise, surprise! The “always humble” Kanye West wants world leaders at his funeral. In Behind the Scenes footage of the “Watch the Throne” tour, ‘Ye talks about hoping to have world leaders at his funeral who were affected by his music or something that he’s done. It’s great to have goals, ‘Ye and we love you for it. In another video during the Chicago show, Kanye spoke on not being nominated for album of the year: “…I figured it out though – it’s my fault for dropping Watch the Throne and Dark Fantasy in the same year. I should’ve just spaced it out just a little bit more.”
Well, that didn’t last long! According to Global Grind, Mechad Brooks and Elisabetta Canalis have called it quits after having a huge argument in her apartment building lobby. An eyewitness stated that that it seemed like they were trying to remain calm and have a “quiet” argument but it soon escalated and Elisabetta even shoved Mechad. By the time it was said and done, she’d bought some stuff back down to the front desk and told the doorman to pass on a few choice words to Mechad about what he could do with them. Sometimes, I guess it really does get that ugly.
If you’re a fan of the teenaged privileged show Gossip Girls, then you know exactly who Blake Lively is. But did you know that she is also now dating Ryan Reynolds? Yes, this new relationship is literally right off the heels of her last relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio. PEOPLE magazine says she and Green Lantern co-star Ryan were seen “booed up” as they shared ice cream and walked hand in hand through a suburban Connecticut town and took in all the holiday sights. I’m going to just say it: I think Blake is hooking up with big name Hollywood guys in hopes that she’ll hit payday via big movie role. I just find it really odd that all of a sudden, she’s dating big name actors. Or maybe they’re just all of a sudden into her. What do you think?
That would be a NO. Though many blogs and other outlets reported that Drake fired his management team (there are four of them) and his agents, Cash Money CEO, Birdman, up that rumor by tweeting a link to Drake’s blog which states that blogs are making up that story and none of it is true. You can read the statement in its entirety over at Necole Bitchie. My question is why does Drake even need four managers? I’m also wondering if this little rumor may have been planted by Drake to rock the Young Money/Cash Money boat since many believe he isn’t necessarily happy on that label anymore. Things that make you go hmmm…
It’s a wrap! Have a great week!