Kobe Bryant has reportedly given up two of the mansions he and  his soon-to-be ex-wife Vanessa bought, after receiving settlement in there  divorce and word is she may also receive $75 million…. Talk about getting paid!!!!

The LA Lakers baller has transferred two of his properties to his wife including the house they used to share in Newport Coast. The second home Vanessa now owns is said to be the mansion nearby where she has allowed her mother to live. According to TMZ, the home where Kobe will now be living is under construction, but he is living it up in a plush bachelors pad in the meantime.

Vanessa filed for divorce from Kobe in November citing irreconcilable differences in the papers, but it was later claimed that she had found out he had cheated on her yet again. The estranged couple have two daughters together and have been married for almost 11 years. Sources say the only reason Vanessa stayed was, “she knew if you stayed in a marriage  for more than 10 years in LA you get more money…. Sources also said Vanessa wanted to leave 3 years ago… READ MORE

Nicki Minaj is set to take the stage at music’s biggest night. The hip-hop diva is among the first performers announced for next month’s Grammy Awards. Other stars set to perform include Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift. Fans might get to see Nicki do more than just perform, as she’s also a four-time nominee. Her single “Moment 4 Life” is up for Best Rap Performance, while her album “Pink Friday” will compete for Best Rap Album. She’s also up for Best New Artist and Album of the Year as a featured act on Rihanna’s “Loud.” The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 12th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air live on CBS at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

 

Across the pond Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, and Rihanna will be among the artists in up for a BRIT Award(Like Grammys) during next month’s ceremony.

 

Nicki is a nominee for International Breakthrough Act where she will take on artists like Foster The People and Bon Iver…

 

In other news Nicki’s manager Cortez Bryant revealed some of the latest plans to help his client stay on everyone’s radar, the next step being what comes natural to the star — style. READ MORE

Entrepreneur and well-known figure in media industry, Oprah Winfrey, flew to South Africa to attend the graduation program of the class of 2011 at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls on January 14. The leadership academy is situated in Henley on Klip, South Africa.

According to sources, the school was opened in 2008 and this is the first batch of graduates. The source added that all of the girls will be attending colleges while 10 percent of them will be brought here in the United States.

Check out more pictures of Oprah Winfrey in the graduation program.

In other news, the media mogul is adding three new programs to his own OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) TV Channel. Source said that the title of the new programs will be “Lovetown USA,” “Lives on Fire,” and “Are You Normal, America?”

We’ve got a details of what these programs are all about. READ MORE

Kanye West didn’t become a successful person overnight. He was bound to be a successful man since when he was child.

 

According to a video posted to YouTube, Kanye West went on stage of a Martin Luther King Day celebration at Chicago’s Vanderpol Elementary School in 1990 and read a poem he wrote for Dr. King.

 

He was presumably 12 when he wrote and read the poem titled “His Name Means Love.”

 

The way he walked up to the stage, got his papers together and said, “My Name is Kanye West” was something made everyone say that someday he’s gonna be somebody.

 

Check out the video from 1990 below, followed by a transcription of the poem he wrote.

His Name Means Love
“A man who fought for freedom
A man who fought for equality
Those who were against him
Were too blind to see
what this man was fighting for
So Blacks, Hispanics, Jews and Asians could put their foot in the door
Yes, we know that this man is great
That’s why today we celebrate
And everyone lifts their voice and sing
For a man who wanted freedom to ring
Martin Luther King is who I’m speaking of
A man who’s name means love”

Spotted @ NecoleBitchie.

 

Sad news R&B singer Lloyd was sued in 2010 by his former manager Joyce Irby for breach of contract. However, they reached a settlement that Lloyd will have to fork over $100,000 and find a job for Irby. But Irby has filed a new lawsuit claiming that Lloyd isn’t living up to that settlement agreement.

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It looks like a year in prison cost T.I. more than he — and we — thought it would. He recently revealed that he was supposed to be in numerous movies if he wasn’t in prison. He tells Sister 2 Sister magazine:

“I was supposed to be in the film Tower Heist with Ben Stiller. The Eddie Murphymovie. I was supposed to be in that. And I wasn’t able, obviously, to be there. G.I. Joe II (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), they called me for that. READ MORE

Michael Jackson Sells Over 1 Billion Albums Worldwide

Michael Jackson made an un-recorded world record for selling more than 1 billion albums across the world since his debut as a solo singer in 1972. Michael Jackson Estate calculated by combining the sales of the icon’s celebrated back catalog of music.

It’s been three years since the king of pop has passed away, but he’s still in the minds of millions. The record sale that is still on the rise shows just a little bit of that. However, reportedly, the news is yet to be confirmed by Sony Music. They’re holding a show at Grauman’s  Chinese Theater on January 26th celebrating the impact MJ left on pop culture.

Do you still miss MJ? What is your favorite Michael Jackson song? Here’s mine!!!

Chris Brown’s girlfriend Karrueche may have been worried for the past couple of weeks as rumors heated up that Chris and Rihanna may be back together. Chris said that his new year’s resolution was not to let any press interview him. But apparently he did something that brought him under the spotlight again. READ MORE