Game is being forced to open up his wallet for five police officers in Greensboro, North Carolina. MyFox8 says on Tuesday a North Carolina appeals court upheld a 2010 ruling that awards five-million dollars to five officers who filed a defamation lawsuit against the rap star. The suit was filed in 2006 against Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, and Bungalo Records, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that the officers were slandered and libeled by having their identities wrongfully used in a documentary called “Stop Snitchin’ Stop Lyin’.” READ MORE
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A family spokesman is denying it but reports are running rampant about Whitney Houston’s daughter possibly using drugs after her mother’s funeral on Saturday. “The Daily Beast” quotes sources who say Bobbi Kristina Brown was found held up in a hotel room “getting high” as family members and friends searched frantically for the grief-stricken teen.
A family rep denies Bobbi Kristina was found using drugs, telling the website that Bobbi Kristina just “needed some time alone.” The 18-year-old reportedly slipped away from the family after learning the presence of her father, Whitney’s ex Bobby Brown, had caused drama among family members at the funeral. READ MORE
The Queen of soul Aretha Franklin, Â couldnâ€™t attend Houstonâ€™s funeral ceremony yesterday because of ongoing health issues or so we were told… I smell a lie!!!
Franklin, 69, canceled her scheduled appearance at Houstonâ€™s funeral service, citing leg spasms, but sources and reviews note that the soul diva was fine Saturday night when she performed the second of two soldout concerts at Radio City Music Hall.
Sources say Franklin paid tribute to Houston during her concert â€” was even feeling well enough to entertain 40 of her friends at the Ritz Carlton hotel on Central Park South after Saturdayâ€™s show. Hummmmm!!!!
An eyewitness says Franklin, sporting a curly blond hairstyle, arrived on the arm of her on-again, off-again fiance William Wilkerson.â€œIt looked like everyone was having a great time.â€
Word on the street is Franklin pissed Whitney’s mom and family off after hearing comments she made during an interview she taped with Al Roker which is said to be really why she was absence from Houstonâ€™s funeral. READ MORE
DMX is being accused of owing more than $1 million in back child support, but X claims the child in question is not his….
TMZÂ reports that X’s ex, Patricia Trejo, was in L.A. Superior Court Thursday morning, arguing against a motion DMX filed in their ongoing paternity case. X’s who’s been getting some extra-press asked the court for permission to perform in Europe.
You see, in paternity cases where significant child support is owed, the owing parent is prohibited from obtaining a passport without a court order and X wants a special dispensation. READ MORE
TMZ reported moments ago that Robin Thicke has been arrested for marijuana possession in New York City … this according to law enforcement.
According to law enforcement, 34-year-old Thicke was busted this afternoon in Manhattan near Madison Square Park — after police claim they saw the singer lighting up a joint inside a black SUV.
Sources tell TMZ, Robin was extremely cooperative — and even signed a couple autographs.
Thicke was given a desk appearance ticket and released soon after. A rep for Robin Thicke had no comment.
Fun fact: Robin is the son of actor Alan Thicke, who played Jason Seaver on “Growing Pains.”
TMZ reports that… 49 days after he was kidnapped in Angola following a derailed Nas concert, a U.S. concert promoter is now free to go home … TMZ has learned.
A rep for Patrick Allocco tells us, â€œAn order was entered today by Angolan authorities lifting the travel ban which prevented [Patrick] and his son from leaving the country for 49 days after [Nas] failed to show for a New Year’s Eve concert.”
According to the rep, Patrick and his son, Patrick, were immediately escorted by U.S. Embassy Officials on a flight to Lisbon. The two men are expected to arrive in Newark, NJ Saturday afternoon.
TMZ broke the story — Allocco was kidnapped by an Angolan concert promoter last month and held by Angolan authorities, after the Angolan promoter wired Allocco $300K to secure Nas for a concert abroad … and the rapper no-showed.
Nas paid the money back weeks ago — but there was a lot of back and forth since … and the ordeal dragged on.
Patrick’s rep adds, “We are relieved that this nightmare is over and are looking forward to coming home to our family and friends who have supported us with their prayers and optimism during this ordeal.”
Â Word on the street is that Drake and Common got into 2 backstage fights at the Grammys. Source reports while everyone was being wowed by the fabulousness of The Grammys last night, the two rappers with a history of problems were at each other throats!
Sources say that there was a backstage confrontation between the pair eventually had to be broken up by the police. Once they broke up the first fight, things got heated again and they went at it again! READ MORE
Â Sean “Diddy” Combs is back at home recovering after suffering an extreme migraine following Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. TMZ says the hip-hop superstar was throwing a post-Grammy party at the Playboy Mansion when he started having a headache. Diddy left the party and went home, but his friends reportedly became concerned and decided to take him to the emergency room at the UCLA Medical Center. Diddy was treated for his migraine and is said to be feeling much better.