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Tisha Campbell & Duane Martin Holds Baby Shower!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2009 in Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Kids, Celebrity Photos, Celebrity Pregnancy, Celebrity Sightings | 6 comments

Congratulations to Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin. Over the weekend, the couple held a private baby shower in Atlanta. They will soon welcome their second child together, which reports suggests will be a baby boy. The very pregnant Jennifer Freedman and Lauren London were in attendance as well.

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Tisha, Jennifer Freedman & Lauren London

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Tisha & Leah Remini

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Holly Robinson Peete & daughter

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Confirmed: Author E. Lynn Harris Dies Age 54; Famed Author Dead At 54

Posted by on Jul 24, 2009 in Celebrity News, Read More Books | 6 comments

UPDATE: Max Brantley of the Arkansas Times just e-mailed MrsGrapevine.com to confirm the death of E. Lynn Harris. He also provided these additional details from Laura Gilmore, publicist:

I talked with his assistant Laura Gilmore, as did the AP. I believe Arkansas Sports 360′s report came from University of Arkansas athletic officials. This is from AP:

A publicist for E. Lynn Harris says the author has died at age 54.

Publicist Laura Gilmore says Harris died Thursday night after being stricken while at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Gilmore says a cause of death had not yet been determined. A coroners’ official in Los Angeles said only that a man matching Harris’ name and date of birth had died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

UPDATE: Essence.com has also posted a story on the death of E. Lynn Harris, but no official statement has been released, yet.

Renown author E. Lynn Harris passed away on Friday, July 24, at the age of 54, according to the Arkansas Times.

The celebrated author’s personal assistant confirmed that his health had declined but would not provide any details as to what caused his death. Harris was in the middle of a West Coast book tour. His best-selling novels such as “Invisible Life” depicted African-American gay community in a unique way and exposed the down-low phenomenon of athletes.

There is only one news source reporting E. Lynn Harris death, so until I get more confirmations, this will be posted as unconfirmed. E. Lynn Harris rep has not been able to verify, so this just may be a bad rumor. As soon as someone responds or release a statement I will update this post.

According to local Arkansas newspapers, E. Lynn Harris, the famed openly gay African-American writer dies at age 54, from health issues. Originally Harris was suffering health complications during a West Coast Book Tour, but just minutes ago Arkansas Sports 360 has confirmed his death. No word on what those complications are.

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We owe the word down low to Mr. Harris, because he certainly made it a household name. Harris famed books were often controversial and revealed a secret world of gay black men, married to women. Harris had trouble finding a publisher for his first book, Invisible Life, so he published it himself. Since, five of his books have made the New York Times Best Seller’s List.

  • Invisible Life (1991 Self Published – 1994 Mass Marketed)
  • Just As I Am (1995) *
  • And This Too Shall Pass (1997)

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Michelle Williams Celebrates B-Day With Jay Z & Friends

Posted by on Jul 24, 2009 in Celebrity Sightings | 1 comment

Michelle Williams, whose currently in London playing Roxie Hart in the production of Chicago, celebrated her 29th birthday and even invited Jay Z along for her big day. Kelly and Beyonce are currently in the States doing promotuon for their latest projects.

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Nas To Pay Kelis $30,000 In Alimony, $9,000 In Child Support

Posted by on Jul 24, 2009 in Celebrity Beef, Celebrity Exes | Comments Off

I think that video of Nas did more damage than not, or the judge reads blogs. According to People, Kelis was awarded nearly $40,000 a month by the judge hearing this case. I guess $350 and $2500 gift certificate was just not enough, Nas. Thanks TheyHadSaid for the link:

A day after Kelis gave birth to their son, rapper Nas was ordered by a Los Angeles judge Thursday to pay his soon-to-be ex-wife $40,000 in monthly support, court documents show.

For now, the “Milkshake” singer will receive $30,471 in spousal support per month, while the estranged couple’s son, Knight, will receive $9,027, according to court records.

L.A. Superior Court Judge Louis Meisinger also ordered Nas to pay $45,000 for Kelis’s attorney fees and other costs.

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