On Thursday R&B singer Usher became the proud new poppa of an absolutely adorable…and veery expensive pooch he’s named Poppy! Usher outbid other celebrities including Jessica Szohr ($12 grand to be exact) for the pup at the Pencils Of Promise Gala in New York City. The $12,000 that Usher bid, along with other funds raised at the gala will benefit the charity which builds schools in Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana.
Usher says he’s naming the new addition to the Raymond household “Poppy”…but I’m sure his 3 and 4-year-old sons will have the final say. 🙂
(The following story was obtained from http://www.globalpost.com)
Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy has given up her fight to keep granddaughter Bobbi Kristina from accessing the $20 million inheritance originally left to her, reports TMZ.
Cissy and Whitney’s sister-in-law Pat Houston, both are co-executors of Whitney’s estate, had filed legal papers to change Whitney’s will to keep Bobbi Kristina from accessing the huge fortune, saying it would be “too much, too soon” for the teenager,reports Digital Spy.
Cissy reportedly feared that the millions could potentially cut Bobbi Kristina’s life short, much like Whitney’s was.
According to TMZ, the case was dismissed after Bobbi and Cissy reached an agreement and the will will be executed as Whitney originally intended.
Bobbi Kristina will receive 10 percent of about $20 million when she turns 21. She gets just under 25 percent, which will amount to about $4 million, when she turns 25. The remainder of the money will be paid out in full to her at age 30.
Natina Reed of the 90’s girl group Blaque was struck by a vehicle and killed near Atlanta, just 1 day before her 33rd birthday. E! News reported:
According to a press release sent from the Gwinnett (Ga.) Police Department to E! News, police received a call of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. “The driver of the vehicle contacted 911 to request assistance,” the press release states. “Natina Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center at 10:59 p.m. E.S.T.”
“Preliminary information indicates that Reed was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck,” the release continues. Though the investigation is ongoing, the release states that the driver “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending.”
The two remaining members of the group, Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe, released the following statement: “Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere. Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend. We ask for your prayers at this time for Natina’s family. She will forever be missed and her global influence eternally felt.” They also mentioned during their statement an upcoming album and reality show that the group had been working on at the time of Reed’s death. She is survived by her 10 son Tren, who was fathered by west coast rapper Kurupt.
We are saddened and send our condolences to Natina’s friends and family.
So why would the LAPD be doing a property sweep of the Hollywood power couple’s sprawling 25,000 square foot home?…simple. The couple are hosting a campaign fundraiser for President Obama at their Calabasas home.
a $2,500-a-plate lunch on Thursday. The LAPD spent all of Monday sweeping the property for any potential security hazards.Will and Jada will welcome First lady Michelle Obama on behalf of our President at a $2,500-a-plate lunch on Thursday.
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