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August 2015 - Madd-News

New Music Christopher Martin Big Deal Video


Jamaican singer Christopher Martin drops his brand new video for “I’m A Big Deal,” off his latest EP Steppin Razor and the chart-topping compilation Reggae Gold 2015.  The video, which was shot in Martin’s native country and directed by Ruption for RD Studios, premiered on OkayPlayer’s LargeUp who says it has a “carefree, youth-friendly vibe” and is “all about the turnup.

On the heels of outstanding performances at Jamaica’s largest annual music festival Reggae Sumfest, Brooklyn’s MLK Concert Series at Wingate Field and Toronto’s Reggae Festival, Martin continues to hit the road until the end of summer. He will retun to NYC over Labor Day Weekend for the West Indian Day festivities. See the video below..

Nick Gordan Receives $40K for Grave Side Photos

#whitneyhouston #bobbikristina

#whitneyhouston #bobbikristina

On Wednesday, images of a teary Gordon visiting the grave of Brown were splashed in a National Enquirer cover story, including snaps of Gordon at New Jersey’s Fairview Cemetery clutching two bouquets of roses, kissing the 22-year-old’s tombstone, taking cellphone photos of it and having what appears to be a breakdown.

Gordon, 25, visited Bobbi Kristina’s grave on Aug. 17 with members of his team, but tipped off paparazzi that had staked out the cemetery for two days to capture the dramatic scene, the source continued.

Now, a source tells Page Six, that a “grieving” Gordon was compensated in the amount of $40,000 for photos and video of his so-called “secret pilgrimage” to her final resting place.

Rumors however, claim that the funds are going to his “legal defense fund” because Godon is flat broke and needs the money to pay his top legal team, which includes Casey Anthony’s lawyer, Jose Baez.

As previously reported, Gordon was slapped with a $10 million civil lawsuit by Bobbi Kristina’s conservator, which his reps blasted as “slanderous.” The lawsuit claims that Gordon plied Brown with a “toxic cocktail” and “put her face down in a tub of cold water, causing her to suffer brain damage.”

Read More; Rolling Out 


25 Surprising Facts about Chris Brown

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Chris Brown is  not only a world renowned singer, but he is also a businessman and entrepreneur who owns a string of Burger King franchises in his investment portfolio.

Brown made the startling revelation in Us Weekly magazine’s ’25 Things You Don’t Know About Me.’ In addition to owning 14 Burger Kings, Brown said he witnessed a relative attempt suicide at age 6; he made $4 million with his clothing line in the first year; and he doesn’t bite his tongue.


1. I am a neat freak.

2. I listen to Sango and Hippie Sabotage on Pandora.

3. I’m the only singer who has been incarcerated and had a No. 1 record at the same time.

4. I’ve trained in martial arts and boxing.

5. I own 14 Burger Kings.

6. I paint monsters that are mirror images of people’s negative views of me.

7. I was 13 when I got my first tattoo.

8. I don’t bite my tongue.

9. I freestyle all my songs.

10. I love to paint murals, and then I donate most of the profits to charity.

11. I recently went to church for the first time in 15 years and loved it.

12. I am a huge comic book fan.

13. I direct or codirect and edit all my videos.

14. I bought my mom a $1 million dollar house when I was 15 years old.

15. I don’t eat beef or pork.

16. I talk to a pastor twice a week.

17. When I was 6, I witnessed a relative attempt to commit suicide.

18. I’m a man of many emotions.

19. My first car was a Lamborghini.

20. I smile a lot because this world doesn’t allow for people to cry.

21. After creating my clothing line, I made $4 million in the first year.

22. I love dancing with my daughter [Royalty, 15 months]. 

23. I love to help choose my daughter’s outfits.

24. Success or money never changed who I am as a person.

25. I think the best thing God created was a woman.

Source US Magazine

Floyd Mayweather Purchases 4.8 Million Hyper Car

0822-floyd-mayweather-new-car-instagram-4Floyd Mayweather’s  shows off his recently purchased hyper car in his  garage.

TMZ Sports broke the story that Floyd was gunning to buy the ultra-exotic lightning fast whip back in June — and now, the deal is closed.

The car is a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita — one of only two of its kind in the entire world — and goes from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. It tops out at 250 miles per hour!

But don’t call it a “super car” — Floyd says it’s technically a “Hyper car.”

Yeah … you drop $5 mil on a car, you can call it whatever you want.


Survivors Remorse Season 2 Red Carpet

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(ATLANTA) –  STARZ® and XFINITY® hosted a red carpet premiere for the second season of the hit show “Survivor’s Remorse” at Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station in Atlanta. Cast in attendance included Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps, RonReaco Lee, Erica Ash, Teyonah Parris and Allen Maldonado along with show creator Mike O’Malley and executive producers Victor Levin, Hilton Smith, associate producer Dianne Ashford and STARZ manager, original programming Patrick McDonald. Special guests included actor/singer Jacob Latimore (who appeared in Season 1 of “Survivor’s Remorse”), HGTV host Egypt Sherrod, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” personalities Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney, HLN anchors Melissa Knowles and Yasmin Vossoughian, visual artist Fahamu Pecou and HLN sports correspondent Brian McFayden. Attendees were treated to a sneak peek screening of episodes 1 and 2 followed by a Q&A with the cast moderated by McFayden.
The new season of “Survivor’s Remorse” premiered Saturday, August 22 at 9:30PM on STARZ.

Michael Jordan Wins 8.9 Million Lawsuit


Michael Jordan was awarded $8.9 million by a federal court in Chicago this week, after a popular supermarket chain (owned by Safeway), Dominick’s, used his name and likeness in an advertisement for steak in 2009.

Prior to proceedings, the court had already decided Dominick’s was liable for using Jordan’s name and likeness to pimp their meat. The proceedings that just wrapped up were solely to decide how much Jordan was owed for the unauthorized ad; taking into consideration that the ad ran in a commemorative issue of Sports Illustrated and only two customers redeemed the $2 steak coupon. The grocery store’s lawyers insisted that $126,900 would be fair compensation, but Jordan wanted more.

Source: Rolling Out

TI Owes 4.5 Million to IRS

TI Owes 4.5 million in taxes


T.I., aka Clifford Harris, and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle Harris accumulated $1,397,283.47 in unpaid taxes in 2012 and neglected to pay $3,173,476.39 from his personal income taxes in 2013,

Daily Mail reported. The self-professed “Rubber Band Man” reportedly owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes, and a lien has been issued on his property, including his $4 million Georgia home and his luxury cars priced in the six figure range, such as his Ferrari F430 Spider and Bentley Mulsanne, according to the publication.

He is worth an estimated $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and he is involved in several business ventures that appear to be successful.

In May of this year, T.I. opened his new soul food and fine dining restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta, which has garnered mixed reviews. He also continues to star in television shows, such as his reality show, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” and movies like this year’s Ant-Man.

America’s Oldest Veteran Dies at 110

Emma Dilake Oldest Veteran dies at 1

The nation’s oldest known veteran, Emma Didlake, died Sunday.She was 110.Last month  she met President Obama in the White House.

Didlake, an African American housewife who joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943, fell ill Sunday morning and suddenly died.

Her granddaughter, Evelyn Horne, said she had complained of feeling tired over the past few days, and had showed signs of failing over the weekend.

“It was a month ago today that we went to the White House, a month ago today,” said Horne, 62, of Farmington Hills, a Detroit suburb. “I think she felt she had accomplished everything and could take her rest.”

RELATED: Oldest known veteran, 110, blazed path for blacks, women

Didlake met Obama on July 17, marking the second time an elderly woman veteran of the war had talked with the president at the White House.



Black Film Festival Returns to Miami in 2016

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ABFF Returns to Miami by ExclusiveAccess.Net
ABFF Returns to Miami by ExclusiveAccess.Net


American Black Film Festival returns to Greater Miami and The Beaches with a three-year commitment starting with  Festival’s 20th Anniversary June 15-19, 2016

MIAMI –  Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME and American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Founder Jeff Friday officially announced today (Aug. 13th) the return to Miami of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) June 15-19, 2016.

The ABFF will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an exciting line-up of film screenings and an extensive schedule of events and networking opportunities to be announced in the months ahead.  The highly anticipated ABFF is considered the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts.

“We are thrilled with the return of the American Black Film Festival to Miami and look forward to welcoming the thousands of attendees expected for this highly anticipated event,” said Talbert. “The diverse multicultural fabric of our community will provide the ideal setting for the festival’s 2016 milestone celebration.”

The 2016 ABFF will coincide with the GMCVB’s fourth annual Miami Film Month and includes a commitment by the ABFF to hold their annual event in Miami for the next three years.  “I am so happy to celebrate the American Black Film Festival’s 20th anniversary in Miami next year,” said ABFF Founder Jeff Friday.

“Aside from being one of the most desirable destinations in the world and a big attraction for festival-goers, the community has always embraced ABFF and its mission to showcase and provide a platform for African Americans in film and television.  2016 marks our eleventh festival in Miami and I’m proud to call the GMCVB a committed partner. We look forward to the celebratory four day weekend with tremendous enthusiasm – it’s great to be back!”


Sesame Street is Moving to HBO

Sesame Street moves to HBO

Sesame Street moves to HBO

We cant believe it. So its Not So!

“Sesame Street” is moving — and it will be brought to you by the letters H, B and O.

The next season of the long-running public television show is singing and skipping its way to the premium cable network in a five-year deal announced Thursday. Episodes of the children’s classic will also be shortened from one hour to a half-hour.

But fans of “Sesame Street” accustomed to watching it on PBS for the past 45 years won’t be without their beloved Big Bird. As part of the deal, the show’s older episodes will continue to air on public television — reedited in new ways — and then after nine months, the HBO episodes will begin airing on PBS and its member stations.

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces the show, said it will even increase the number of episodes it produces, from 18 per year to 35, and create a “Sesame Street” spin-off about the Muppets.

Source Erik Ortiz  NBC Ncw

Kim and Kanye West New $20Mil Home Pics

Kim and Kanye West new 20 million dollar home
Kim and Kanye West new 20 million dollar home
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The West Family have finally found a place to call home.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently opened escrow on a stunning $20 million mansion located in the same neighborhood as Kris Jenner’s family home, reports E! News exclusively.

The estate, which sits on 3.5 acres, features two swimming pools, two spas, two barbecue centers and even its very own vineyard.

As for their current residence, which happens to be under construction and just a few miles away, a source tells E! News that “They wanted more land than the Bel-Air home, so they are flipping that and will have the two homes now. — But they will sell that and move into Hidden Hills.”

#kanyewest #kimkardashian #northwest #beverlyhills #Enews

Nicki Minaj say she’s Pregnant? Calls Meek Mill Her Baby’s Father

Nicki Minaj say she's Pregnant? Calls Meek Mill her Baby's Father

 Did Nicki Minaj tell a packed house on Saturday she’s pregnant?

Nicki Minaj set off rumors she’s pregnant with Meek Mill’s baby after she called the rapper her “baby father” during a concert in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, Saturday night.

Make some noise for my baby father!” Minaj told the crowd.

Meek Mill, 28, raised his hands with glee as the audience cheered. As expected, fans on Twitter freaked out. “I’m heated” wrote one user. “Nicki said she is not pushing no baby out of her I am shock she is pregnant,” wrote another user.

The couple, which began dating earlier this year.

Wendy Williams Falls On Stage


Wendy Williams  made a grand appearance during her latest leg of her celebrity tour.  She took the name of her concert — “The Sit Down Tour” — to heart, when she took a big fall, but recovered like a pro.

TMZ reports:  Wendy was at The Hobby Center in Houston Saturday night when she apparently tried getting off stage but misjudged the stairs.

The full name of the tour “The Sit Down Tour … Too Real for Standup.”

Wendy brushed it off, and the show continued.

Read more: TMZ

#wendywilliams #wendyfalls #sitdowntour

New Music Dr. Dre New Album #StraightOutta #Compton Snippet


Dr. Dre doesn’t surface often — Our last encounter with the N.W.A former member was a surprise appearance at the 2013 ASCAP Song Writers Awards in Los Angeles.  He has only released just two albums and supervised one compilation — but when he does, he exudes what feels like decades’ worth of tension.

Dr. Dre’s first new album in 16 years, Compton, is now available for preview streaming on Apple Music. (Listen here.) This new sound track is only available on Apple Music/I Tunes. <- However we have a snippet …



A video posted by Dr. Dre (@drdre) on

Beats By Dre released a short promotional clip on Twitter tonight featuring interview footage with YG,Boogie, DJ Quik​, and more and there’s a conspicuously new track playing along in the background.


A recurring theme of Dr. Dre’s lyrics and self-selected narrative is sacrifice. He walked away from Death Row Records, leaving behind his 50 percent ownership stake, worth millions of dollars, to secure his creative freedom and security. On his albums, he labors hard behind the scenes as a producer but is generally reluctant to hog the spotlight, instead showcasing others on his coattails.- New York Times 



The great thing about this album is that Dr. Dre announced that he will donate his royalties earned from the sale of “Compton” to help fund a new performance arts center in the city the record is named after.




“Compton” can be streamed exclusively on Apple Music starting Friday. Dre called the album his “grand finale.

#straightouttacompton #compton #drdre #applemusic

Empire Season 2 Trailer Alert

TV STILL -- DO NOT PURGE -- EMPIRE: (L-R): Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Taraji Henson as Cookie Lyon, Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon and Trai Byers as Andre Lyon. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX
EMPIRE: (L-R): Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Taraji Henson as Cookie Lyon, Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon and Trai Byers as Andre Lyon. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

Empire Season 2 Trailer Alert

Fox Television Network released the 1st of many trailers promoting season 2 of their hit show Empire.

Their Fox’s Empire tag line is “The biggest show of the year returns with a vengeance.”

The first season lead unbelievable breaking records for most consecutive weeks with increased viewership. But many observers are predicting season 2 of Empire will “jump the shark” due to the excessive celebrity guest stars. Rapper Pitbull, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Rock , and many more are scheduled to appear this season.

See the trailer below…

Mariah Carey Receives Hollywood Star and Joins Empire Cast

Photo Courtesy Today Show
Photo Courtesy Today Show

Mariah Carey has become the latest star to appear on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The event included appearances by record executive LA Reid, and others. Mariah Carey isn’t used to sharing the spotlight with anyone. However, the “Fantasy” singer had to accept a co-starring role on Wednesday, when her 4-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe (aka Roc and Roe), took center stage as Carey was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The singer released her first album in 1990 – and went on to achieve worldwide fame. Her fans turned out in force to see the plaque unveiled, as Ben Bland reports.

Photo Courtesy Today Show
Photo Courtesy Today Show

Empire’ director Lee Daniels persuaded 5-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey to guest star in upcoming episodes of ‘Empire’.Daniels announced the 45-year-old singer’s guest starring gig during a ceremony for Mariah’s star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday.

From Page Six:

Daniels didn’t elaborate on what role Carey would play on the show, or how she might interact with the series’ diva, Cookie Lyon.

Neither Fox nor Carey elaborated on Daniels’ announcement, but the network is scheduled to present its plans for “Empire” and other upcoming shows at a Television Critics Association panel on Thursday.

Carey appeared in the film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” which earned Daniels two Academy Award nominations.

Rihanna Spotted with Racer Lewis Hamilton


Rihanna and her new “boyfriend”Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton were spotted partying at the annual Cropover Day Parade in Barbados on Monday. The Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton’s fast, but maybe not fast enough for the likes of Rihanna — after he hitched up to her rear at a Barbados street festival. 


RiRi  didn’t pay much attention to Hamilton whining  skills, although he was glued to her ass during Monday’s Cropover Day parade. Still, you gotta figure Hamilton — who’s got a great track record with Kendall Jenner and Nicole Scherzinger — has a decent shot with the singer.

Source TMZ


Bobbi Kristina Casket Photo Sold to Media


A shameful  photo of Bobbi Kristina‘s body, lying in her casket, has been sold to a media outlet . This is clearly an issue for both the Brown adn Houston Family. Whitney Houston had the same tragic faith in 2012.

TMZ Reports: According to our sources, someone snapped a pic of BK during the viewing, which took place the day before the funeral. We’re told the winning offer topped the $100,000 mark.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston

Our sources say members of the Brown and Houston families are blaming each other for the pic, which was snapped despite all the precautionary measures.

As TMZ first reported, the Browns were worried the Houstons might pull this stunt, since it happened at Whitney Houston’s funeral in 2012.


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