Good news for Matthew Knowles, not so good news for his son, Nixon, and terrible news for his baby-mama, Alexsandra Wright, who tried to take this private battle to the media; Matthew Knowles child support payments have been reduced. Matthew says his income has gone down considerably since his famous daughter fired him as her manager, and thus he doesn’t have the income to pay Alexsandra Wright the $12,000 per month he was initially ordered to pay by the courts. According to TMZ, Knowles claims to only have made $127,000 last year as oppose to $3 Million two years prior.
The judge must not like Alexsandra Wright, or believes Matthew Knowles is really broke because his child support payments are reduced to $2,485– From $12,000 to $2,485 a month! Alexsandra Wright should consider moving to Texas, where the dollars will stretch a lot further.
Go shorty! It’s ya birthday! Happy birthday to everyone celebrating today! We hope you enjoy it! Special birthday shout out goes to these celebrities:
Actress Eva Mendes turns the big 4-0 today. And doesn’t look a day over 30.
Legendary Dallas Cowboys player turned broadcaster Michael Irvin turns 48 today. GO COWBOYS!!
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown turns 44 today.
Former football player turned actor Fred Williamson turns 76 today.
Minnesota Timberwolves Shooting Guard Corey Brewer turns 28 today.
Retired basketball player Brian Grant turns 42 today.
This morning Ashanti stopped by New York’s Power 105.1′s Breakfast Club to talk about her new album Braveheart, which is in stores now. This is the first album she is releasing independently, so she talks about the struggle of having her own label and being in charge of every detail going into the album. She also talks about how her music career kind of dismantled when Murder Inc. started going through their legal issues and her current relationship with Irv Gotti and Ja Rule. However, the main topic of the interview was of course her relationship with Nelly and whether the rumors were true about the two being back together. Things sounded pretty interesting if you ask me, check out the interview below.
Iggy Azalea has emerged on the scene with a new music video for her single “Fancy” off of her upcoming album The New Classic. The song features UK singer/ songwriter Charli XCX. The music video was directed by X, and it pays homage to one of my favorite movies, the 1995 film Clueless, which stars Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash. Iggy’s new album is scheduled to be released on April 15th.
Check out the cute video below:
Warning this song is NSFW
Check out BTS footage when you continue. . .
161 years ago, the New York Times published a story on the “seizure and recovery” of Solomon “Northrup”, a free black man who was kidnapped in 1841 from Washington, D.C. and sold into slavery in Louisiana until he was rescued in 1853. However, his real name was Solomon “Northup”, and social media caught the mistake forcing the New York Times to publish a corrected version of the original article. A twitter user to be exact by the name of Rebecca Skloot, discovered the mistake in the New York Times archive. How cool is that?!?
Solomon Northup story was eventually retold in a memoir written by David Wilson titled, 12 Years A Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup…. The book was very popular when first published, but over the years the book got lost in the shuffle, until it resurfaced in the 1960′s researched and republished by Joseph Logsdon and Sue Eakin.
Today, most of us know the story of Solomon Northup because of the Academy Award Winning Film 12 Years a Slave, starring Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o and Best Actor Nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor. However, it is believed that the New York Times first introduced us to this story 161 years ago. Check out the photo (above) and read an excerpt, plus the letter Solomon Northup wrote to obtain his freedom:
Jared Leto made an appearance on Ellen to talk about his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor in Dallas Buyers Club. During the interview Ellen cleverly tried to get the deets on Jared Leto’s relationship with Academy Award Winning Actress Lupita Nyong’o. Rumors have been circulating that two are an item, however Jared Leto did not disclose any details, nor did he deny the rumors.
Ellen asked Jared about his “girlfriend” Lupita, but he didn’t take the bait, he just answered the question without acknowledging the word girlfriend. Then she asked did Lupita leave his house the next morning, insinuating that two partied the night away and went home together:
Ellen: So she [Lupita] walked out with you and paparazzi saw y’all this morning.
Jared Leto: Oh no, no, no, no, no…She’s far too classy for that!
LOL, Ellen tried it… Check out the interview when you continue. IJS, they would make a gorgeous couple, and their Oscars could date, too!
I know that look, that’s the look of a first time mother in love with her baby deeper and deeper everyday. Check out these beautiful pics of model Eva Marcille and her baby girl, Marley Rae. It’s amazing how a mother’s love transcends a simple photo…
[via Diva Snap]