Rihanna Stalker Arrested

Rihanna has had to deal with more than her fair share of stalkers, and the latest is a homeless man in New York City. A 53-year-old man named Kevin Mcglynn was arrested for stalking and harassing the pop superstar via hand-delivered and profanity-filled letters to her home in Soho. According to reports, surveillance cameras caught Mcglynn on three different occasions this month alone, delivering the creepy letters to an employee of the singer.

According to the New York Daily News, Mcglynn “repeatedly called her a b–ch,” and threatened to “bum (rush) in her apartment” in the letters.

The obsessed man reportedly went to her building on Lafayette St. in Manhattan around 6:30am and again after midnight on July 8. He made another visit on July 11 around noon, and was arrested at about 6pm that Thursday. The police were able to track him after he accidentally dropped his benefits card in the building. Court documents state that Mcglynn also sent at least four letters to her home in California.

“The nature of these letters (is) confusing. They all do indicate a personal relationship, as I indicated before, that simply does not exist,” Assistant District Attorney James Vinocur told the judge.

In 2013, a 26-year old from Massachussetts named Robert E. Melanson was found guilty of trespassing after he was discovered on the roof of Rihanna’s home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. He’d been there for roughly three days.

In December 2012, a man was found trespassing at her home in Barbados. He got within a few feet of the singer before security intervened. Shortly thereafter, another stalker attempted to break into her home but entered her neighbor’s house by mistake and slept in their bed, thinking it was Rihanna’s.

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Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks to Split Soon

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Things got worst for Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks relationship. Phaedra Parks did not show up to the recent sentencing for Apollo Nida this past month.

In a recent radio interview posted by TMZ, Nida discusses Parks and explains that he’s angry with her for distancing herself from him during his sentencing. And when asked if his marriage will survive his prison term, he gives a shocking response.

“I doubt it,” said Nida. “I mean my wife didn’t even show up for my f—–g sentencing. So, you know, I’m still kind of salty about that.”

But for Nida, the important thing right now is to focus on his sons.

“I love my kids and coming from a non-mother, non-father background, at the end of the day, I feel most sad and disappointed that I let my little man down,” said Nida.

Parks can take advantage of the Georgia, law that allows you to divorce your spouse if they’re sentenced to two years or more in prison. This means that the relationship can resolve it self sooner than later.

Dutch Cyclist Escapes Death on 2 Malaysian Airlines Flights

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Maarten de Jonge, a Dutch cyclist

Maarten de Jonge, a Dutch cyclist with a Malaysian cycling team, was planning to fly on the Malaysia Airlines flight which crashed in Ukraine Thursday. But he found a cheaper ticket from another carrier and escape the tragedy in which 298 people died, Marca reported.

Amazingly, however, this is not the first time that the cyclist has narrowly avoided death. A last-minute change also saw De Jonge avoid travelling on the Malaysian company’s flight which disappeared in the Indian Ocean in March with 229 passengers on board.

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Revolt TV Launch Launches Music Conference

Chairman-Combs-REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales has announced the multi-genre, multi-platform music network network will hold its first music conference in the fall in Miami to further position the growing network as the new #1 name in music, in addition to the appointment of music veteran Andre Harrell to a new role of vice chairman of REVOLT. In his new role at REVOLT, Harrell will use his extensive music knowledge to lead the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) taking place this October in Miami. Through the music conference, Harrell will also create new opportunities for REVOLT with technology companies, brands, and the music industry largely focusing on business development, outreach and strategic partnerships.

REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales stated, “The REVOLT Music Conference presents an opportunity for industry professionals to have credible, informed conversations that can impact the future of the industry, including brands and technology leaders as catalysts.” He continued, “We are also proud to announce that music industry pioneer Andre Harrell has been named vice chairman of REVOLT TV, with the first order of leading development and outreach for the conference.”

For more information about the music conference: http://www.revolt.tv/rmc2014.

New Vice Chairman Andre Harrell is an entertainment powerhouse with an unmatched track record spanning film, television, music, and branding. In his illustrious career spanning four decades, Harrell counts among his highlights:

Film & Television: Executive produced Strictly Business, starring Halle Berry in her first role and executive produced hit-show “New York Undercover” with television mainstay Dick Wolf. Later executive produced dance film Honey starring Jessica Alba.

Why did Lebron James Leave Miami for Cleveland?

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NBA superstar Lebron James has officially announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He issued a lengthy statement to Sports Illustrated explaining his decision. The news that the Cavaliers had emerged as a frontrunner to sign James came as a shock to many, because Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert blasted the superstar so angrily in a letter that was posted on the Cavaliers website shortly after James signed with the Miami Heat in 2010.

But James says this is about home and family and fans–not owners and rosters.

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Remember when I was sitting up there at the Boys & Girls Club in 2010? I was thinking, This is really tough. I could feel it. I was leaving something I had spent a long time creating. If I had to do it all over again, I’d obviously do things differently, but I’d still have left. Miami, for me, has been almost like college for other kids. These past four years helped raise me into who I am. I became a better player and a better man. I learned from a franchise that had been where I wanted to go. I will always think of Miami as my second home. Without the experiences I had there, I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing today.

I went to Miami because of D-Wade and CB. We made sacrifices to keep UD. I loved becoming a big bro to Rio. I believed we could do something magical if we came together. And that’s exactly what we did! The hardest thing to leave is what I built with those guys. I’ve talked to some of them and will talk to others. Nothing will ever change what we accomplished. We are brothers for life.  I also want to thank Micky Arison and Pat Riley for giving me an amazing four years.

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HBO Jay Z and Beyonce On the Run Special

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Beyonce  and Jay Z is headed t0 Atlanta July 15, 2014, with tickets still on sale.  However,  HBO is expanding its partnership with Beyonce and Jay Z.

The duo is teaming with the premium cable network to bring a concert special for their current worldwide On the Run Tour.

Filming for the “On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z” special will be done during the Sept. 12 and 13 dates at Paris’ Stade de France and will feature Beyonce and Jay Z performing more than 40 songs from their catalogue.

“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”

The On the Run Tour, which features 19 dates in the U.S. and two in Paris, marks the couple’s first time touring together on the same bill. It began June 26 in Miami.

The news comes as Beyonce is currently appearing in Beyonce: X10, a 10-episode series of four-minute segments debuting before new episodes of True Blood. She previously appeared in her feature documentary Life Is But a Dream, which aired in February 2013.

Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” premiered on HBO in August 2013.

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Yep! It’s True! Apollo Nida is Sentenced to 8 years

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Deuces! Indeed! Apollo Nida has officially been sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than $2.3 million through fraudulent bank accounts.

Nida served time in state prison (2003 to 2009) on a RICO charge, federal racketeering, for altering Vehicle Identification Numbers on stolen cars.

Apollo Nida married reality starlet Phaedra Parks in 2009, and they have two sons, Aiden and Dylan.

TMZ reports:

The judge who sentenced him today in a Georgia court said Nida did indeed cooperate with federal investigators by spilling criminal secrets … and that’s why he got leniency.  

Nida could have been sentenced to 30 years, so 8 years is a big victory. 

He was given a voluntary surrender option and is expected to turn himself in at a later date.

Madd Factor: This is a rare sentence for a repeat offender. I would hate to be his friends and family right about now! -Smh

Matthew Knowles Alleged 2nd Love Child

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According to BuzzFeed, Beyoncé’s dad, Mathew Knowles, has allegedly fathered a second child. Former lingerie model and Texas native TaQoya Branscomb has taken legal action to prove that Knowles is the father of her daughter Koi. Branscomb has filed legal records requesting a DNA test, statement of paternity and child support from Knowles.

Branscomb purportedly claims that she got pregnant by Knowles in 2010 which is also the same year that Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, filed for divorce from Mathew due to his infidelity with the mother of his first love child, Alexsandra Wright. Knowles confirmed that he was indeed that father of Wright’s 4-year-old daughter Nixon however, he has not been paying child support to Wright, forcing both her and her daughter to vacate their home in California and move into a homeless shelter.

TMZ reports: Beyonce’s dad, MATHEW KNOWLES, has been sued by a second woman who claims he fathered her kid … and she’s looking for a payday.

TMZ has confirmed … Taqoya Branscomb filed legal docs in Texas, claiming Mathew got her pregnant in 2010 … the same year Beyonce’s
mom, TINA KNOWLES filed for divorce. Tina filed because she found out Mathew was cheating on her with another woman whom he knocked up.

The 30-year-old Branscomb tells us she was a lingerie model but is now a real estate agent.

…Branscomb is asking for a DNA test, a declaration of paternity and child support.

Although Branscomb is also looking to receive child support payments from Knowles, reporters at BuzzFeed report that she is currently a real estate agent and hopefully will be able to continue to provide for her and Mathew’s suspected daughter. Click the link below to check out photos of TaQoya Branscomb.

Houston Carnival Marked with Violence

Picture-3 The annual Houston Caribbean Carnival has grown into one of the nations most attended multicultural festivals during the summer.  The event traditionally takes place during the fourth of July weekend. This year’s festivities was marked with tragedy as revelers attending the annual Jouvert (Paint,Mud,and Water) fete, was abruptly interrupted by gunfire, which left party goers scrambling for cover. Four men are injured, two women were trampled in the meele trying to leave the scene, the shooter is still at large. Many Caribbean festivals are safe, especially in the Southern states, such as Atlanta and Miami. However, this year’s surrounding events did not have  adequate security, which created the opportunity for this tragic turn of events. There’s no real idea of what went wrong last night, how someone was allowed to bring a gun inside of a venue that held 5,000 people trying to party on the Fourth of July. There are reports of their being outside security and off-duty police officers but none of the 30 or so that were hired were inside the venue when the shooting took place.

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La La Anthony on Cover of Latina Magazine

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Actress, reality-show star, mogul and mom La La Anthony talks about how her new role as a relationship guru, her tight-knit group of friends, and how she and her husband, NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony, keep their marriage red hot in the August 2014 issue of Latina, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on July 8, 2014.

On her perfect night with her family: “My husband, my son and I have the best time when it’s just the three of us. It’s nice to all be together, put a movie on, lie in the bed and laugh. That’s my idea of a perfect, fun time.”

On being ready to have another child: “I do start feeling bad because [my son, Kiyan, 7, will] ask about a baby [sibling] and I feel a little selfish. If I did have another child, the reason would be that I wouldn’t want my son to be alone in the world as an only child. But we’ll see.”

Inside, the busy basketball wife, mother,  actress, author, and fashion designer reveals that although she has a lot going on in her life,  she’s thinking about possibly having a another baby.  She also reveals that the “good parent”‘ thing doesn’t come as easy as people think and she had to lean on her mom for advice from time to time.

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Big Winners at the BET Awards

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It was a night full of electrifying performances, emotional speeches and unforgettable moments at the “BET Awards” ’14 — also known as the “Black World Cup,” according to hilarious host Chris Rock — which aired live from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE on Sunday, June 29.

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Pharrell Williams opened the show with an energetic rendition of “Come Get It Bae” surrounded by a bevy of cheerleaders, and was joined by surprise performer and fellow Virginia native, the amazing Missy Elliott, who brought the crowd to their feet to “Pass That Dutch.” Williams became a familiar face on the stage after winning both “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist” and “Video of the Year,” and again coming on to present music icon Lionel Richie with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Young Money and Beyoncé took home the most trophies with three awards, as did acclaimed film “12 Years A Slave” which swept the film award categories. Pharrell Williams and August Alsina each won two awards.

The tribute to Richie included a presentation of classics “Hello” and “Still” by John Legend and a pulsating rendition of “Brick House” by Ledisi. Just before Richie came on stage to accept his award, Yolanda Adams delivered a soulful, inspired performance of “Jesus Is Love,” bringing the crowd to its feet (and some to tears!) and prompting Richie to admit he was “glad [he] sang the song first.” Richie showed off his own skills when he sat at the piano and serenaded the audience with “Easy,” then got the crowd dancing along to “All Night Long.”

Chris Brown made a triumphant return to the “BET Awards” stage that drew a standing ovation. He proved he hasn’t missed a beat delivering an incredible performance of “Loyal,” which was amped up even more with appearances by Lil Wayne, Tyga and Travis Barker.

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Winners 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Pharrell Williams

Best Group

Young Money

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé f/ JAY Z — Drunk In Love

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

Pharrell Williams — Happy

Video Director of the Year

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

August Alsina

Best Gospel Artist

Tamela Mann

Best Actress

Lupita Nyong’o

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

YoungStars Award

KeKe Palmer

Best Movie

12 Years a Slave

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Serena Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Kevin Durant

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – I Luv This

Centric Award

Jhené Aiko — The Worst

Best International Act: Africa

Davido (Nigeria)

Best International Act: UK

Krept & Konan

FANdemonium Award