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WHAT MONEY PROBLEMS? Mary J. Blige & Hubby Kendu Isaacs Go On Lavish Shopping Spree In Italy

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Looks like those tax & money problems Mary J. Blige has been facing these past couple years are no longer her concern.  Because chick was splashing out some serious dollars last night while shopping in Porto Cervo, Italy with her husband Kendu.

 

Peep the pics inside….

No multi million dollar tax lien is going to keep MJB down.  The singer was spotted living it up all over Italy and shopping at a few luxe stores outside her resort yesterday in Porto Cervo.

She and Kendu had bags upon bags — with their assistants carrying many of them — from Prada, Audemars Piguet and more:

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The "Mr. Wrong" singer has been getting a bit of R&R after performing ll over the place for years.  Good to see her taking in some sun and hitting up those yachts.  And hopefully her money troubles have drifted away too…

 

 

The Randomness:

1. The late Natina Reed‘s sister Neisha Stevens‘ funeral arrangements have been released.  STORY

 

Photos: INF/Mary’s IG

WHAT MONEY PROBLEMS? Mary J. Blige & Hubby Kendu Isaacs Go On Lavish Shopping Spree In Italy

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Looks like those tax & money problems Mary J. Blige has been facing these past couple years are no longer her concern.  Because chick was splashing out some serious dollars last night while shopping in Porto Cervo, Italy with her husband Kendu.

 

Peep the pics inside….

No multi million dollar tax lien is going to keep MJB down.  The singer was spotted living it up all over Italy and shopping at a few luxe stores outside her resort yesterday in Porto Cervo.

She and Kendu had bags upon bags — with their assistants carrying many of them — from Prada, Audemars Piguet and more:

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The "Mr. Wrong" singer has been getting a bit of R&R after performing ll over the place for years.  Good to see her taking in some sun and hitting up those yachts.  And hopefully her money troubles have drifted away too…

 

 

The Randomness:

1. The late Natina Reed‘s sister Neisha Stevens‘ funeral arrangements have been released.  STORY

 

Photos: INF/Mary’s IG

REALITY FAB: Stevie J’s PREPPING Joseline Hernandez TO COMPETE With Beyonce, Rihanna + LAHH ATL Side-Chick Mary Jane FEUDING With “BBW LA” Star Bambi

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"LAHH ATL" star Stevie J has big plans for his reality tv muse Joseline Hernandez, and he even thinks she can compete on the level of Rihanna and Beyonce.  Watch his interview inside and get deets on the off-camera battle between "BBW LA" star Bambi and Mary Jane, the infamous LAHH ATL chick who allegedly hooked up with Kirk Frost.  

 

During a sit down interview with VLAD Tv, LAHH ATL star Stevie J talked about giving his reality tv muse Joseline Hernandez a softer look so she could compete with Rihanna, Beyonce and other top chicks.  He also revealed a soft spot for the Puerto Rican princess and her work ethic saying she’s one of the most impressive women he’s ever met.  "I’m doing this because I have an eye for talent and I know what I believe in and I know what the people want to see and it’s paying off."

On changing Joseline’s look:

I saw her on the green screen, pokin out – thugged out. Softened it up, sexy it up. Can’t look like that competing with the Beys and the Rihs of the world. Gotta get right. Guidance.

On where he stands with Joseline:

At this moment we’re standing at the bank. We be closin deals. With Joseline I can say this, I’ve seen alot of women in my day as far as business goes – she is going to work seven days a week, so I respect that. As a businessman I respect that, I value that.
 

In other LAHH ATL news…..

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With two guest appearances on LAHH ATL in the can, Mary Jane is making a name for herself both on-screen and off-camera.  Fans were gagging last week after we saw Mary Jane all over Kirk Frost as her "frenemy" Bambi (above) looked on.  

And now that Kirk Frost is dealing with the backlash from his alleged hookup, Mary Jane is on her social media hustle, making sure EVERYONE remembers who she is.  Along the way….she’s ruffled a few feathers.  

After Mary Jane went on Big Tigger’s V-103 radio show and accused Bambi of messing around with Lil’ Scrappy, it set off a feud between the two "alleged" mistresses that turned into some off-camera foolishness.  

 

Last night, the two women nearly came to blows during a taping of Kandi Koated Nights….

And during the Kandi Koated Knights taping, it was revealed that Mary Jane is one of the stars of the Mistresses of Atlanta reality series. SMH….this has us wondering if this is all a ploy to make her famous.   

 

After the taping, Mary Jane had a stern warning for Bambi:

Bambi responded via Instagram:

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This looks like it will be messy.  We wonder if any of this will be discussed during today’s LAHH ATL Reunion taping in NYC.  

 

And in case you missed it, watch Traci confront Mary Jane about messing around with Kirk: 

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta – Love and Hip Hop Atlanta 2
 
 

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Gabrielle Union Says She Wants Kids In 2 Years + Watch “Being Mary Jane” IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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Gabrielle Union looks to have a hit on her hands.  Her new show "Being Mary Jane" premiered on BET last night.  And we loved it.  And so did the social media world, it seems.  Get the full episode inside in case you missed it, plus what she recently said about wanting to pop out babies in 2 years…

 

Gabby stopped by "Extra" recently to promote her new BET series "Being Mary Jane.  When the girlfriend of Miami Heat champ Dwyane Wade was asked about when she’s going to add kids to her exciting life, the 40-year-old actress gave an interesting answer.

"I always knew I was going to wait really long. And I followed the Halle Berry example. So in the next couple years? If I’m lucky. I will make that a reality hopefully. I think with the career and industry we’re in, it’s not taboo to be an older mom. You’re not alone. There’s support to start a family a little bit older."

She continued:

"I have friends at home who started in their 20′s and that’s awesome too. There’s give and take. But for me, I knew I wouldn’t be the kind of parent I wanted to be. I would be way too selfish and resent having to miss out on things. but now I’m in a place where I’m happy. Still wanting adventure, but I want part of that adventure to include a child."

She also talks about studying her obsession–Soledad O’Brien–for her role as a news anchor in "Being Mary Jane."  Check out the full interview below:

 

By the way, Gabby and the rest of the Think Like A Man Too crew wrapped the movie last night.  She tweeted:

Leaving Las Vegas… #TLAM2 is wrapped… Its more than just a movie for us, its a family. So grateful :) miss yall kids already! The movie is slated to

 

And in case you missed the TV movie special "Being Mary Jane" last night, which will turn into a series on BET as well, we’ve got it below.  And we must say, we LOVED it.  We’re pretty sure every YBF woman will be able to relate to Mary Jane Paul and her family, career, sex, and relationship drama in some way.  It makes you feel like we’re not alone in our daily struggle for happiness, despite having what others may think is "everything":

 

The Randomness:

1.  Jay-Z was denied a permit at the last minute to perform atop the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC. Even though the mayor’s office approved it just days ago, thanks to the leak about the concert, they likely are now concerned about terrorist threats and crowd control. So now, it’s a NO-GO! STORY

 

Photo: Gabby’s IG

STYLE FAB: Get Gabby Union’s Sexy Looks From “Being Mary Jane”

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Gabrielle Union is styled to a tee in her new TV movie (and soon to be TV series) Being Mary Jane.  Check out the fashion break down for a few of her looks inside…

Being Mary Jane premieres tonight (July 2) on BET at 10:30p EST.  We’re so there.

Get even more about the show HERE.

INTERVIEWS: Mara Brock Akil & Debra Lee PREVIEW “Being Mary Jane” In Washington, D.C.

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This week, Debra Lee and Mara Brock Akil welcomed a selected group of media to a private screening of the BET-original movie Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union.  And we were inside the room to get the dish about the new tv movie/series.  Find out why Mara handpicked Gabby for the lead role inside….

 

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The fabulous Mara Brock Akil, the creator of the upcoming BET-original movie and series "Being Mary Jane", invited TheYBF.com for a special preview of the film (premiering Tuesday, July 2nd at 10:30P EST).

Though BET CEO Debra Lee kept the Q-n-A short, Mara did reveal why she handpicked Gabrielle Union for the series’ lead and she explained that Mary Jane is a woman in control of her sensuality.  Here are the highlights:

 

Q: What do you want people to take away from the movie?

A: That’s a good question and that’s hard to answer. I just want to have a conversation.

Q: What’s your favorite moment in the movie?
A: It’s the moment when she’s looking in the mirror and it was so honest.

Q: Was Gabby always your choice for the star role?
A: My husband Salim Akil met Gabby when he was casting for Jumping the Broom (I believed she tried out for a role) and he kept in contact with her. I had my small list of people but she delivered the role.

Q: In one scene, why did she masturbate before she went out for the night?
A: As females, we are sexual beings. Our sexuality ties into our emotions but it’s a little pit of PSA and a little bit of reality.

Q: A lot people will compare this to "Scandal", so how do you think Being Mary Jane is different?
A: It’s different because in "Scandal" you see a black woman living in a white world. You see a lot of shows with affair and murder plots, but I think it’s hard enough just getting through the day.

Agreed!

In case you missed it….watch the "Being Mary Jane" trailer here:

 

BONUS:

Actress Gabrielle Union, a self-confessed former mean girl, opens up about the fierce competition for acting jobs. Plus, find out how she changed her attitude. Watch this episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday, June 23, at 9/8c.

Photos via Chaz Niell

CONCERT FAB: Beyonce & Jay-Z Show Some PDA On Stage For SOUND OF CHANGE Performance + Jennifer Lopez & Mary J. Blige Rock “Come Together”

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The Carters weren’t scared to show their PDA on stage at tonight’s Sound Of Change charity concert for Gucci’s Chime For Change organization.  Co-founder Beyonce took the stage in London and brought out her man during "Crazy In Love," plus powerful women like Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige and more took the stage to be the voice of so many women around the world who need one.

 

Check out the performances inside…

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Rocking a sexy leather and sheer leotard, Beyonce took over the evening with a performance complete with "Grown Woman," "At Last," and more.  And Mrs. Carter already posted a few pics on stage with her honey, who repped for the fellas who support women’s rights, during "Crazy In Love." 

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Cute.

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Here’s her performance of "Grown Woman":

And she rocked a rendition of Sam Cooke’s "A Change Is Gonna Come":

 

J.Lo & MJB made a surprise collabo together for a performance of "Come Together":

And Florence + The Machine’s "Dog Days Are Over":

Fab performances for a fab cause.

 

Photos: Beyonce’s Tumblr

Omarion SUED Over Post-Concert ASSAULT + Mary J. Blige’s HUSBAND Calls FAN An “A$$HOLE” After TAX LIEN Tweet

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Singer Omarion is being sued by two fans who blame him for a parking lot fight.  Get the lawsuit deets inside and see Mary J. Blige’s husband Kendu Isaacs lash out at a Twitter follower who questioned his managerial skills…

 

"Touch" singer Omarion just got touched with a new lawsuit after two fans, Brunel Jordonne and Kenson Sainvilus, filed court documents blaming him for a parking lot brawl.

According to documents, obtained by TMZ, the plaintiffs claim a brawl broke out after O’s concert at Ole Bar & Grill in Newburgh, NY back in September of 2012.

First, they allege that several fights broke out inside the club (despite Omarion’s advertisement claiming there would be "tight security"). And after the clubs’ bouncers forced the plaintiffs away from their VIP table and into the parking lot…things really got rowdy!

Kenson told the courts he was punched in the head by a group of strangers and maced by security while Brunel says he was kicked in the head and had to be airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries!

So far…we haven’t seen a response from Omarion’s camp, but we’re pretty sure the fault lies with the club and the concert’s promoter. The plaintiffs are going to have a hard time getting O’s folks to cough up any money for this fiasco.

We’ll keep you posted.

 

 

 

In other legal woes…..

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Don’t worry about Mary J. Bliges tax fines…..because her husand/manager says she’s "Fine". 

While we’ve been following Mary’s $ 3.4 million tax lien woes, so have many of her outspoken fans.  Recently, one bold Twitter follower tried to take Kendu Isaacs to task for dropping the ball on Mary’s finances.   And he let him have it!

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Well…..we’ve officially gotten a response from team Mary! Please don’t try to come for the Blige/Isaacs through social media because you will get dealt with.

Of course we don’t exepct Kendu to break down Mary’s finances to the general public, but we do wish them all the best with this IRS mess and we’re hope they’re "Fine".

 

The Randomness:

1. Michael Clark Duncan’s grave vandalized with racist act. Story.


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PepsiCo DROPS Mountain Dew Spokesman Lil’ Wayne Over CONTROVERSIAL Emmett Till Lyric + Mary Mary Rock EBONY Cover, Tina Campbell Admits To Trying To STAB Husband Over His INFIDELITY

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Lil’ Wayne has lost his Mountain Dew endorsement following criticism over his "Emmitt Till" lyric.  Find out what PepsiCo said inside and hear what Mary Mary told EBONY Magazine about Erica‘s solo project and the infidelity that rocked Tina’s marriage.  Read more inside…

 

It seems like the good folks at Mountain Dew are paying closer attention to the rappers they associate their brand with, now that they’ve also dropped Lil Wayne from the roster.  A few days ago, we told you about the embarassing ad the company yanked featuring Tyler, The Creator and now they’ve bowed to public pressure and fired Lil’ Wayne too.

Lil’ Wayne, who has been appearing in Mountain Dew ads since 2012, infuriated the family of Emmitt Till, after his "Karate Chop" song included the lyric, "Pop a lot of pain pills, ’bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels … beat that p***y up like Emmett Till."

Though he sent a letter apologizing to the family, it was rejected by the descendants and along with mounting criticism from the public, Pepsi Co announced late Friday that Weezy’s "offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand."  These rappers gonna learn today…

Though the company did not provide any specifics, the departure was confirmed by Sarah Cunningham, a publicist for Lil Wayne who covered up by saying the split was due to "creative differences… That’s about all I can tell you at this time."

For those who may not recall the specifics of the legendary Mississippi murder, Emmitt Till was a 14-year-old Black child who was beaten and disfigured beyond identification for allegedly flirting with a white woman in 1955.  And this is how Weezy described his sexual prowess.

 

 

And on magazine racks….

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Mary Mary duo (Tina & Erica Campbell) cover EBONY Magazine’s June 2103 issue, which celebrates Black Music month.  Inside the shockingly candid interview, the reality tv stars open up about infidelity and Erica’s decision to go solo. 

Here are the highlights:

Tina on discovering her husband was having an affair:
“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband…I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times…I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt. ”

Erica on husband going into the ministry:
“I feel like my husband has been called to minister…Now I said, ‘Lord, when I first started dating this guy he worked for Death Row Records, but he was from the church. That was a perfect combination for me: a little street, a little church.’”

 

Damn Tina!  Not stab his ass AND change the will. 

And in celebration of Father’s Day, EBONY spotlights Ziggy Marley, Chris Paul, Mike Tyson Cory Booker and other celebs who express gratitude and appreciation for what their fathers taught them.

The "Mary Mary" issue of EBONY hits magazine stands on May 7th.

Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett & Forest Whitaker’s Official Flicks From “Black Nativity” + Malinda Williams CO-HOSTING Aspire’s New TALK SHOW “Exhale”

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New stills from the upcoming film Black Nativity starring Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, and Mary J. Blige have been released. See the official photos inside and find out about ASPIRE’s New "Exhale" talk show with co-host Malinda Williams.

New stills from the set of the film Black Nativity (November 27th) just hit the net and we get to see singer Mary J. Blige in her role as a guardian angel…with a platinum ‘fro.

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Jennifer Hudson, who plays Naima (the mother of Langston) will also be among the musical talents who lend their voices to the film.  She’ll be joined by Nas, Luke James and Tyrese.

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The film will centered around Jacob Latimore’s Langston (shown above) who will discover the true meaning of faith, healing, and family during a Christmas visit to the home of his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett).

 

And heading to the airwaves…..

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ASPIRE, the cable network started by entertainment mogul Magic Johnson, has announced the creation of a new talk show, "Exhale", targeting African American women.  Styled after ABC’s hit, "The View" the new chat fest will be on limited cable, instead of syndication, co-hosted by actress Malinda Williams, journalist Angela Burt-Murray, actress and comedian Erin Jackson, "Awkward Black Girl" creator Issa Rae, author Rene Syler.

Produced by Lynne Robinson and Black Robin Media, fans can expect to see the shows’ eight-episode first run will kick off in June, coinciding with the network’s one-year anniversary.  ‘Bird’ on a talk show?  This should be interesting….

Aspire’s General Manager Paul Butler spoke of the new gab fest saying, “We are thrilled to add ‘Exhale’ to our lineup of original programming. This fresh, hip and candid new series will enlighten audiences with its broad range of topics relevant to the community.”

Will you be watching?