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theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Pharrell Williams is refusing to hand over his contract for The Voice to his ex-business partners in their nasty legal battle and the company is demanding the judge force the singer/producer to show them exactly how much he rakes in per season on the talent show.

Pharrell was sued by the production company, Uncommon Content Partners, who produced the singers YouTube show “ARTST TLK“. The show featured celebrity interviews and ran for over 12 episodes in its first season and was set to begin production on a Season 2.

However, the producers explained Pharrell kicked them to the curb when he signed on to become a judge on “The Voice”, despite them investing millions into the YouTube show. They filed suit demanding millions in damages for all the money they lost.

Pharrell said the contract he signed had a provision that allowed him to back out of a Season 2 if no schedule could be agreed upon by both parties. He asked the judge to throw out the lawsuit and award his ex-business partner nothing.

The producers fired back in court documents, stating that Pharrell was attempting to deceive the court about the terms of the agreement. The company said the agreement specifically states that singer/producer is obligated to complete a 2nd season of the YouTube show and the only provision is they have to agree upon a schedule — it doesn’t state if they can’t Pharrell is allowed to abandon the project.

The company said that Pharrell clearly does NOT work 24 hours a day 7 days a week on The Voice and he could have worked out a schedule with them to fulfill his contract with them for a Season 2.
Read more: http://thejasminebrand.com/2016/01/29/exclusive-pharrell-williams-ex-partner-demands-singer-hand-over-the-voice-contract-reveal-salary/#ixzz3ydfsGGxA

 

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Pharrell returned to court explaining that this lawsuit is a waste of time due for everyone involved due to the contract stating clearly he never had to do a season 2.

He explained that the agreement he signed with the production company states that both parties will work together to come up with a shooting schedule that does NOT conflict with Pharrell’s prior professional commitments aka The Voice.

Pharrell said he wasn’t going to wait around and pass up on the chance to be a judge on The Voice to see if a Season 2 of the YouTube show was going to happen. He also said he wasn’t required to do so and thus be didn’t breach any contract.

Recently, Pharrell’s former business partner returned back to court demanding the judge order an injunction to stop the singer’s talk show played on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio program that he launched this year entitled, ‘OTHERtone‘. He claimed that the show – where Pharrell is the host and interviews various celebrity guests – was a breach of the original deal by not getting other hosting gigs approved by them.

They state Pharrell never informed them about his new Apple Radio show and didn’t offer them a right to produce the show per their contract. They demanded the court slap the singer with an injunction and not allow him to continue hosting the show until the legal battle was decided. Pharrell blasted his ex-partners and said the contract he signed was void and he could do whatever he pleased without their permission.

Then on January 22nd, Uncommon Content Partners filed docs in the case demanding the court order Pharrell to hand over his contract he signed to a judge on The Voice.

They accuse Pharrell of refusing to hand over the contract citing confidentiality provisions.

The company says there are numerous reports about Pharrell’s salary for The Voice and state the singer makes anywhere from 8-12 million per season. U.C.P. points out that the salary has already been reported and the argument of confidentiality is nonsense.

U.C.P. says that the contract will let them know exactly how much Pharrell is racking in per season and will help them show motive for not producing a second season with them. They are demanding the judge order the singer to hand over the contract ASAP.

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Read more: http://thejasminebrand.com/2016/01/29/exclusive-pharrell-williams-ex-partner-demands-singer-hand-over-the-voice-contract-reveal-salary/#ixzz3ydfzBM7Y

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Naomi Campbell is aging backwards, it seems.  So it’s only right she’s starring in a steamy photoshoot with rapper & fashionisto A$AP Rocky for POP Magazine.  Get the oddly sexy twosome inside…

 

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For the cover of POP Magazine’s issue #34, supermodel Naomi Campbell and rapper A$AP Rocky are teaming up for a super sexy cover and spread for the mag’s 650 pages of fashion happening inside.

Get into all the facial structure and cheekbones below:

 

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Guess it’s not a “real” celebrity feud unless Wendy Williams throws herself and thrashes into the mix, and man … things sure are getting out of control with this Kanye/Kim/Amber/Wiz business.

In her daily “Hot Topics” segment, Williams tackled Kanye’s inflammatory tweets by slamming his wife, Kim Kardashian. Oh, yes, she did:

“The idea [Kanye’s] talking about Amber being a stripper, [he’s] not saying about anything she hasn’t admitted herself. As a matter of fact, Kanye, you’re the one who gave this stripper who come-up. And, by the way, we recall meeting your wife on her back. … I’m embarrassed for Kim Kardashian. I’m not even going to call you West because clearly that is not a real marriage. Any time a man is fighting with another man and bringing up his ex, like why is Kanye still talking about Amber, what kind of respect, or lack there of, does he have about his new son, Saint, and his daughter? I’m embarrassed for Kim but, Kim, I think you’re more into the image of what it looks like to be married to what you think is a man than anything else. I’m embarrassed for you. This is shameful.”

We’re pretty shocked, for sure. For Wendy to go so hard up against Kim and Kanye, that takes some serious guts, because she knows that the blowback from the hardcore Kardashian fans that watch both her show and “KUWTK,” is gonna come, and it’s gonna come hard.

We’re not on Kim and Kanye’s side at all — we’d consider ourselves to be more Team Amber and Wiz for sure — but calling out Kim for her past exploits is no different than Kanye calling out Amber for hers.

Careful, Wendy: we’re not saying certain people just shouldn’t be taken down a few notches, ’cause come on … look at who we’re dealing with here … but what we are saying is be careful how you word things — because hypocrisy is an easy sea in which to tread with regard to these people and their personal lives.

This is what Wendy had to say.


Read more: http://www.fishwrapper.com/post/2016/01/28/wendy-williams-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-amber-rose-feud-stripper-porn-star-pictures-photos-pics/#ixzz3ydU0RTqm
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Welcome back to the boardroom!

NBC revealed the full line-up of stars set to participate in the eighth edition of the reality show (and 15th season of The Apprentice franchise) and the names run the gambit from sports stars to reality TV fixtures. Joining new host Arnold Schwarzenegger in the boardroom are:

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Toni Braxton is finally speaking out and clarifying a couple things from the Unbreak My Heart biopic.  And you may be shocked to hear what she had to say about L.A. Reid.  Get it inside, plus she’s selling her Calabasas mansion for millions….

Now that we know the Unbreak My Heart biopic was a major hit for Lifetime, powerhouse singer Toni is speaking up about a few things she wants to clear up.  While we ALL thought L.A. Reid pulled the same “I’m going to gift you something using YOUR money” stunt he and wife Pebbles allegedly pulled with TLC, Toni said that’s not the case.

Here’s what she posted to her FB page this week:

Have you guys seen the numbers…Wow!

Thanks so much for believing in me! I wish I could thank you all individually, but who I do have to thank is Pebbles! As I mentioned in my Memoir, She’s done nothing in my career except support me. She was very influential in helping me develop my sense of style; without her, I would still be carrying my Dooney & Bourke bag and a Liz Claiborne triangle designer purse .

In addition, I have to thank L.A. Reid as well. The Porsche we bet on was a gift purchased with his own personal funds. I’ve been holding my breath all weekend long…but now, thanks to YOU all, I can finally Breathe Again!!!

Ha.  Chick is making SURE Pebbles and ‘em don’t come with the legal papers.

In other news, Toni is selling her 5,323 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms Calabasas mansion.  According to reports , she’s selling it for $3.495 million, close to half a million more than she paid for it back in 2014.

 

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Toni hasn’t said why she’s selling the single-story French Country farmhouse McMansion, but if all the other times she sold her homes is any indication, she likely wants to free up some cash.

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Kanye West went all Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when the topic of his war with Wiz Khalifa came up just now at LAX.

Kanye was clearly NOT in the mood to talk about the beef, but you have to see his reaction to our guy asking if he regrets bringing Wiz’s kid into the conversation.

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Just watch … it’s extraordinary, because Yeezy briefly flashes back to the guy who was always angry at paparazzi — and then, just as quickly, he bottles that anger.

The way this clip ends is remarkably friendly.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/27/kanye-west-lax-video-wiz-khalifa-beef/#ixzz3yVTnN8lo

Hot Boys Reunite To Perform At LilWeezyana Fest

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At the first annual Lil Weezyana Fest in New Orleans, which also landed on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Hot Boys reunited and performed a melody of hits.

BG was absent due to his incarceration on a gun charge.

In the two hr set, Wayne performed hits from The Carter 3. The crew performed “I Need A Project Chick, “Bling Bling”, and “Back That Azz Up” among others. The excitement went even further with a performance from Master P and Mia X to perform Make Em Say Uhn!”

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Foxy BrownIt appears that Foxy Brown was in tears just before Lee Daniels called her to offer her a spot on the hit TV show Empire.  The female emcee was just on stage with rapper/actor Common at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and got the good news a little after that.  Check out her Instagram post breaking the big news below.

Foxy Browns FALLS All the Way Off the Stage

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