Jared Fogle’s Ex-Wife Sues Subway-Claims Subway Knew He was a Pedophile

Jared Fogle

Jared FogleFormer Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle’s ex-wife says the company knew Jared was a pedophile more than a decade before he was arrested. Now she’s suing. We are not sure on what grounds that she can receive compensation from this matter, however she is going to try…

Story Details via TMZ:

Kathleen McLaughlin says in new legal docs — obtained by TMZ — back in 2004, a senior exec at Subway received a complaint that Fogle had approached a young girl at a Vegas promotional event and solicited a sex act.

The lawsuit claims the company received at least 2 other complaints over the years.

As for why Kathleen is suing … she says Subway made a decision in 2015 to market Jared as a family man, using her and their 2 children’s likeness in an animated commercial … knowing that there was a cloud over him.

Kathleen claims the ad — which aired 2,309 times — has caused her and the kids great damage.

She also says had Subway reported Jared back in 2004, she never would have tied the knot in 2010.

We reached out to Subway … so far no word back.

 

Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner

It seems that disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner is back to his old ways again. His wife Huma Abedin is traveling the country with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and while she’s gone he’s been busy.  Continue reading “”

Really? Donald Trump Names Omarosa as his Director of African American Outreach

Omarosa

Omarosa Donald Trump never fails with his campaign comments and decisions. at the NRC he announced that ‘standout’ ‘The Apprentice’ star Omarosa Manigault to be his new director of African-American outreach.

Not sure when Omarosa has been Black  but…It’s unclear exactly which African Americans she’s supposed to be reaching out to…and when she does, we’re not even sure how it’s going to go. Continue reading “Really? Donald Trump Names Omarosa as his Director of African American Outreach”

Former Miss Universe Says Donald Trump Called Her Miss Piggy

Former Miss Universe

Former Miss UniverseThe winner of the 1996 Miss Universe competition said Donald Trump, who ownedthe pageant company until last year, body-shamed her and mocked her Latina heritage.

Alicia Machado, who won the Miss Venezuela pageant in 1995 and went on to be crowned Miss Universe the following year, told “Inside Edition“ last week that she faced verbal abuse from Trump “all the time” after she gained weight following the pageant.

“He called me Miss Piggy,” she told “Inside Edition.” “I was very depressed.”

He also openly derided her weight in a interview with radio host Howard Stern, describing her as an “eating machine.”

Machado said Trump also made fun of her English language skills and called her “Miss Housekeeping” in an apparent jab at her Venezuelan accent.

Machado’s interview came on the heels of a New York Times investigation into Trump’s private interactions with women. Machado told the paper that Trump publicly shamed her for gaining weight and invited dozens of media outlets to watch her work out at a hotel in New York City.

“After that episode, I was sick, anorexia and bulimia for five years,” she said. “Over the past 20 years, I’ve gone to a lot of psychologists to combat this.”

Trump admitted to the Times that he had pressed the former Miss Universe to lose weight.

Machado is in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, and will be able to cast a vote in November’s general election. When asked if she would vote for Trump, she laughed.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s campaign tweeted at Machado after the interview, congratulating her on her impending citizenship.

Written:Mollie Reilly Deputy Politics Editor, The Huffington Post

Empire Soundtrack Debut Goes Bust With Low Sales

Empire Fox
Empire Fox
EMPIRE: Hakeem (Bryshere Gray, L) and Jamal (Jussie Smollett, R) perform in the “Our Dancing Days” episode airing Wednesday, Feb. 18 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

 

Many are already addicted to Fox’s new hit music industry drama Empire – and its mesmerizing songs that stay with you for hours, but that wears off after a few hours.  Continue reading “Empire Soundtrack Debut Goes Bust With Low Sales”

Prince Owned Home in Caribbean Islands (See Pics)

Prince home in Turks and Caicos islands

It seems that Prince also enjoyed visiting the Caribbean, especially Turks and Caicos. Prince purchased a spot on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos in 2010, but never got the chance to fully enjoy it before passing away last month.

Robert Greenwood of Christie’s International Real Estate says Prince had not fully moved in to the 10 bedroom and 10 bathroom mansion which sits on  10,000 square feet and includes a tennis court, 200 foot boat dock and its own private white sand beach.

It was sparsely furnished, Greenwood told TMZ, with a few items in the house from the “Purple Rain” movie, including a mirror and a few chairs.

Prince did have enough time to pain the driveway purple – his first task upon moving in, according to Greenwood. It’s current asking price is $12 million.

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Taylor Swift Lands Cover of Vogue’s #METGala Issue

Taylor Swift Covers Vogue

Taylor Swift Covers Vogue

Taylor Swift‘s Met Gala dress keeps coming back for more. The “Style” singer, 26, and her silver Louis Vuitton number cover Vogue‘s special issue dedicated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala 2016.

Taylor Swift earned the honor this year of landing the front cover of Vogue’s special Met Gala edition.

She wore a Louis Vuitton dress, boots, and clutch paired with Mattia Cielo earrings, an Eva Fehren ear cuff and rings, and a Borgioni white diamond ring.

This year, Taylor served as one of the event co-chairs alongside Anna Wintour, Apple executive Jonathan Ive, and Idris Elba.

 

Empire Stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers Wed in Cayman Islands

TMZ Empire stars wed in Cayman Islands

TMZ Empire stars wed in Cayman Islands

Empire co-stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the Cayman Islands on Thursday, according to gossip tabloid TMZ.

The bride and groom wore white.

Byers, 32, popped the question to Gealey, 31, in July. They announced their engagement in October.

The reception was held at a mansion on the island. The guest list was limited to family and close friends only. None of their Empire co-stars attended. The couple chowed down on steak and lobster, and they danced to hip hop, disco and reggae.

The happy couple started dating less than a year ago after meeting on the set of the Fox TV soap opera musical.

Congrats to Grace and Trai!

Michael Jackson Estate Sells The Beatles Publishing to Sony

Michael Jackson Estate Sells Beatles Publishing to Sony
Michael Jackson Estate Sells Beatles Publishing to Sony
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson in 1983. Jackson’s share of the rights to many Beatles songs has been purchased by Sony.
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Michael Jackson’s estate has agreed to sell it’s remaining stake in a lucrative music catalog to Sony Corp. for $750 million, the entities announced Monday.

The catalog included publishing for major names such as Beyonce, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and others.

via USA Today:

The agreement for Jackson’s half-share of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalog will give the company sole ownership of works by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and other hit making musicians, including Eminem and Taylor Swift.

The deal is another posthumous blockbuster deal for Jackson, whose estate has erased the singer’s massive debts through a mixture of new music and movie ventures and re-releases of the singer’s most popular music. Jackson’s estate benefits his mother and three children, known as Prince, Paris and Blanket.

“This agreement further demonstrates Sony’s commitment to the entertainment businesses and our firm belief that these businesses will continue to contribute to our success for years to come,” Sony Corp. president and CEO Kazuo Hirai wrote in a statement.

The sale does not include rights to Jackson’s master recordings or songs that he wrote, and the singer’s estate will continue to have a stake in EMI Publishing, Inc.

“This transaction further allows us to continue our efforts of maximizing the value of Michael’s Estate for the benefit of his children,” the co-executors of Jackson’s estate, attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, wrote in a statement. “It also further validates Michael’s foresight and genius in investing in music publishing.”

Jackson purchased the ATV portion of the catalog in 1985 for $41.5 million, and he later merged it with Sony. It remained his most lucrative asset at the time of his death in June 2009 at age 50, though by that point Jackson was hundreds of millions of dollars in debt.

The deal for Jackson’s half of the Sony/ATV catalog is expected to close by the end of March.

We are not sure why the Estate ran by Michael’s mother sold the lucrative catalog, however that was a smart move by Michael to invest in publishing.

Rihanna’s earnings fall by 50 percent, says Forbes

Rihanna’s earnings fall 50 per cent

Rihanna’s earnings fall 50 per cent

Barbadian superstar Rihanna ranks No. 10 on Forbes’ annual list of the top-earning women in music. Rihanna, who is 27, earned US$26 million in 2015, about half of what she earned last year, placing her at the No. 10 spot on the list.

Citing the reasons for Rihanna’s lower earnings, Forbes said that after seven albums in eight years through 2012, Rihanna has gone quite some time without a full-length release, and she only played nine dates during the magazine’s scoring period, which by the way, runs from the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2015 —resulting in a lower-than-usual finish on the top earners’ list.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry is No. 1 on Forbes’ 2015 list of the highest earning women in music.

Thanks to her Prismatic World Tour, which included 126 shows during Forbes’ scoring period, and deals with Coty, Claire’s and CoverGirl, Perry, 31, earned an estimated US$135 million from June 1, 2014, to June 1, 2015, to clinch the No. 1 spot, the financial magazine said.

In the No. 2 position is Taylor Swift, 25, who earned an estimated US$80 million following the launch of her widely successful pop album “1989” in October 2014, which has sold more than 3.6 million copies to date.

The iconic five-member band Fleetwood Mac is in third position, qualifying because they have two female members, Stevie Nicks and the returning Christine McVie. The band earned an estimated US$59.5 million, mainly from touring, clinching the No. 3 spot on the list, Forbes said.

Lady Gaga landed in the No. 4 spot with US$59 million, comprised of her 66 shows during the scoring period and deals with fashion house Versace, Mac cosmetics and profits from her Fame fragrance.

And rounding out the top five is Beyonce with US$54.5 million, courtesy of her On the Run Tour with hubby Jay Z. That tour grossed over $100 million during 19 show show dates in North America.

Read more: Caribbean 360 

Jermaine Dupri and Celebs Screening Daddy’s Home

Jermaine Dupri Daddys Home Screening Atlanta

Jermaine Dupri Daddy Home

Music mogul Jermaine Dupri along with daughters Shaniah and Jalynn hosted an Atlanta screening of the upcoming comedy DADDY’S HOME at Regal Atlantic Station. Outfitted in “ugly Christmas sweaters,” JD and his lovely girls welcomed the attendees, which included Jagged Edge singer Wingo, singer RL (Next), gospel singer Micah Stampley, DJ Fadelf, Beautii J (“Cutting It: In the ATL”), Melissa Knowles (HLN),  Jonica “Blu” Booth (“Bad Girls Club”), Bo Talley, Shay Johnson (“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”) and more.

The movie is a comedy featuring actors Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. back They play  rival father figures in the new comedy “Daddy’s Home.”

The duo last appeared together as mismatched New York City detectives in 2010’s “The Other Guys.” In their latest film, Ferrell is a radio executive who competes for the affection of his stepchildren when their biological father, a muscled motorcyclist played by Wahlberg, returns.

DADDY’S HOME opens Christmas Day. Watch the trailer atwww.daddyshomemovie.com.

The event photos was produced through the 135th Street Agency .

 

 

Serena Williams named SI Sports Person of the Year

Serena Williams named SI Sports Person of the Year

Serena Williams sports illustrated

The beautiful Serena Williams is named 2015’s Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. The tennis champion had a phenomenal year in 2015.  Williams hit this rare sweet spot, a pinch-me patch where the exotic became the norm.

She spent a night telling bedtime stories to the children of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Growing up, Williams had devoured every Harry Potter book, marveled at the business empires of Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart. Now J.K. Rowling was tweeting against a critic of Williams’s body, Oprah was hustling to watch her at the U.S. Open, and Stewart was calling Williams “the most powerful woman I know.” President Barack Obama, the most scrutinized man alive, told her how great it was to watch her.

Even Williams’s most dubious moves paid off. In July, just as her drive for tennis’s first Grand Slam in 27 years hit the bell lap, she appeared in Pixels, a comedic bomb in which she anticipated a Lincoln Bedroom sex sandwich with Stewart and Peter Dinklage. Yet she escaped critical savaging, and, oh, the movie grossed $243 million. Williams’s decision to chase down a cellphone thief in New York  seemed equally foolhardy—until, that is, the guy gave her phone back.

Williams, 34, won three major titles, went 53–3 and provided at least one new measure of her tyrannical three-year reign at No. 1. For six weeks this summer—and for the first time in the 40-year history of the WTA rankings—Williams amassed twice as many ranking points as the world No. 2; at one point that gap grew larger than the one between No. 2 and No. 1,000. Williams’s 21 career Grand Slam singles titles are just one short of Steffi Graf’s Open-era record. Such numbers are reason enough for Sports Illustrated to name Serena Williams its 2015 Sportsperson of the Year.

To read the rest of Serena’s cover story, click here.