Yesterday LL Cool J, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Busta Rhymes and Mary J. Blige were among the extended family members who helped lay hip-hop manager Chris Lighty to rest (Wednesday) at his funeral in Manhattan. An emotional LL — who had once been a client of Lighty’s — told MTV News after the service that his former manager was a “jewel” and a “treasured person in the community.” The rapper added that Lighty was an “architect of our culture,” but he was also a friend. During the ceremony, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes and other artists also shared their personal memories of Lighty. The 44-year-old died last Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
PHOTOS : LL Cool, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Busta Rhyme, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, & More Attend Chris Lighty’s Funeral
Sad news we just heard that actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who is known for his Oscar-nominated role in The Green Mile, has died, reports the Associated Press. The wire service is attributing the news to his fiancee, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. Read More »
We found out sad news yesterday Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts, died a day after the anchor announced she was taking a medical leave for a bone marrow transplant. This is what Fox News reported:
Sources report The 88-year-old Roberts died in Gulfport, Miss., on Thursday night, Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said Friday.
The announcement of the death also was made on “GMA” on Friday morning.
“Robin arrived home with her sister, Sally-Ann, forging through flooded and blocked roads to be with her beloved mother in time to see her,” GMA Senior Executive Tom Cibrowski said in an email to the entire news division Thursday evening.
The Mississippi area was dealing with flooding from the effects of Hurricane Isaac.
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Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Ludacris and many others from the world of hip-hop are mourning the loss of Chris Lighty. The popular manager, who worked with Combs, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, LL Cool J and more, died Thursday at the age of 44. Combs sent out a tweet saying simply “in shock,” while Diggy Simmons also said he was shocked to lose someone he considered to be not just a manager, but a member of his family. Another Lighty client, Soulja Boy, said the news was hard to believe since he only talked to Chris a few days ago. Read More »
Chris Lightly was found Dead this morning in New York City. Chris was the manager for artists like 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule, and Mariah Carey. Reports are now saying that we wasn’t killed by someone else but instead the gunshot wound to the head was a self-inflicted wound. This is what TMZ reports:
Rumors started to circulate recently that the beloved, comedian turned actor, Bill Cosby was dead after someone put up a fake “Rest In Peace Bill Cosby” page on facebook. This instantly made Mr. Cosby the “it” conversation with the media.
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Last Night would have been a big night for “the Diva” Whitney Houston,who is greatly missed, but since she is no longer with us , daughter, Bobby Kristina took her spot on the red carpet in Los Angeles at the Graumanâ€™s Chinese Theater. She Â took some time out Â while on the red carpet to admire her mother and other and co-stars.
Although Whitney wasn’t new to working in front of the camera, this was her debut to the world of directing.
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I know that people have been havingÂ mixed feelings about Drake taking on an Aaliyah album but now BET is reporting that Timbaland will reportedly be involved in the upcoming “Posthumous” Aaliyah album. I don’t know how the entire project will go but it seems only right that you involve Timbaland and/or Missy working on this album. This is news that should provide some solace to fans who were upset by the new Aaliyah song released late Sunday by Drake and his producer Noah “40″ Shebib.
Drake is working with Aaliyah’s record label Blackground Records as executive producer of the new album, news that crystallized for the public soon after Sunday’s release of “Enough Said,” on which he is featured with the late Chanteuse.
It has been hard watching things unfold surrounding the jet ski accident at Lake Lanier that initially leftÂ 11 year old Kile Glover brain dead. Sources say Kile never regained any brain activity since he was admitted to the hospital. Usher Raymond ( Ex husband of Tameka, stepfather to Kile) spent lots of time at his bedside as well, hoping for a miracle. Read More »