Word has it that Kanye West’s proposal to Kim Kardashian – which served romantic comedy realness – was taped for Kim’s reality show. If this proves true, Kris Jenner is the heavyweight champion of the world. [Rhymes With Snitch]
Kelly Rowland’s dad, Christopher Lovett, owns up to the fact that he was verbally abusive to Rowland’s mother and that he abandoned the family when she was only seven-years-old. He wants to make amends, though the means in which he is trying to contact his R&B star daughter might not warm her heart. Kelly’s pappy spoke to Star magazine – a tabloid known to pay folks for dishing dirt – hoping to make amends. The 67-year-old explained, “So many previous years have passed and I’m getting old. I just pray she comes back into my life before it’s too late.” Should’ve wrote a Facebook note, or hell, call Wendy Williams. [Radar]
There’s a rumor floating around that Chilli is dating Ne-Yo. It certainly wouldn’t be a bad look for the 42-year-old, who refuses to age and plans to release new music with T-Boz in the New Year. Even if it’s not true, Chilli, I watched your VH1 show. Do yourself a favor and burn that list. [Black Media Scoop]
Ja Rule is contemplating taking the culinary skills he learned in jail to the masses via a cookbook. The rapper learned how to make everything – including lasagna and cheesecake – in a jail microwave. It spared him from eating prison grub and now he wants to share the wealth. Hungry? [Page Six]
2 Chainz has ambitions, too. Speaking with Playboy, the rapper said, "I want to put out a sex tape in the next five to 10 years and reap all the benefits in case I spend my hard-earned rap money doing boneheaded activities." When asked about a co-star, he responded: "I hate to say this, but I think Iggy Azalea's dope." Of course. He was then asked if Nicki Minaj could make an appearance, to which he said, “Yeah, I’d do that.” [Toronto Sun]
Left Eye’s sister, Reigndrop Lopes, released a statement CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, writing: "It would have been nice if Lisa's family would have been invited to take part in this journey of making the TLC movie. Honestly, I think it would have added depth to Lisa's on screen character. I think Lil Mama did a good job at portraying my sis. She did her homework and studied Lisa. As a fan, I know it was important for Lil Mama to represent Lisa correctly–and she did just that! Although the script didn't allow her to bring Lisa's true character to light. She did the best with what she had to work with. All the girls did a good job!"
Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones remain engaged, but still haven’t set a wedding date. In a new interview, Chrissy said of the pending nuptials: "No [there's no date set].We've been focusing on raising our son and getting to the business. That's been our focus." Aww man, homie. [The YBF]
12 Years A Slave is a remarkable film, but Morgan Freeman has echoed a sentiment many Blacks have had over whether or not to see the movie. When asked about the film, he said, “I saw a television movie that was made a few years ago about the same character [Solomon Northup]. But I don’t particularly want to see it. I don’t want my anger quotient exacerbated, you know? Things are bad enough as they are. I don’t want to keep punching myself in the face with it.” Well, I sure hope he bought a movie ticket for the cause all the same. [The Daily Beast]
Tamar Braxton came for the necks of photograph duo Gomillion and Leupold via the comments section on their Instagram account. Gomillion and Leupold were in charge of helming the “Hot Sugar” video, but abruptly left to go capture’s Rihanna’s Instagram photo shoot at the mosque.
An upset Tamar wrote: “I think you guys are very talented…. But the way ya’ll did ME for that #hotsugar video was pure F**KERY! Not only did u NOT shoot the Treatment there were NO clear shots of 1 take. I’m not at @badgalriri status yet. And I’m Sure you won’t do her like that…. Shoot a video. Get paid and disappear… for ME to hire and edit a bunch of nonsense for the fans I do have to see…. And that’s not right because not only if you had filmed the treatment we would have had an amazing video but I wouldn’t have to contact you by Mistake on one of my Favorite artists ig!…… the other fucked up part is that you didn’t even attached your name… and if people would have thought it was brilliant…. Cause MY treatment was… u would have blasted the video ya’ll name everywhere! U live & you learn. But I HAD to tell you how I felt.” [Necole Bitchie]
Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer and blogger. You can read more of his work on his site, The Cynical Ones. Follow him on Twitter: @youngsinick