Gabourey Sidibe may be remembered forever for her role in Precious, but her mama is famous in her own right – she rocks the NYC subway three times a week to belt out soul classics!
Alice Tan Ridley, formerly a nursery school teacher and teacherâ€™s aide, told the New York Post that she makes enough to support her family by singing. â€œWhen I come home at the end of the day, I have enough to pay my bills and feed my kids,â€ she said, adding, â€œMy name is not on Gabbyâ€™s paycheck.â€
The singer also shared that she helped Gabby land her incredible role. â€œFour years ago, they asked me to play the part of the mother,â€ she said. â€œBut being a mom and teacher, I just couldnâ€™t play that part. It was just too hard.
In other Michael Jackson news, the singer’s family is reportedly taking legal steps to ensure their right to take action against those who published photos of the pop star in his deceased state.Through his lawyer, Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, has filed papers asking a court to acknowledge the Jackson family’s right to sue news outlets that published the photos. While the legal documents don’t specify which photos he intends to sue over, “Entertainment Tonight” did air a photo of Jackson in an ambulance en route to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead last June. Jackson attorney Brian Oxman is reportedly trying to get the estate court judge to allow him access to medical records to file the case.
Meantime, Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, is expected to be formally charged today in connection with Jackson’s death. Murray has admitted to giving the pop star a powerful anaesthetic which authorities say contributed to Jackson’s sudden passing. Here are pictures from the court hearing today..
The homies over at Gossiponthis.com posted some pic’s of the crazyness that wentÂ down in the MIA. With the help of Volkswagen, Maxim Magazine hosted a Super Bowl party in Miami, FL at The Raleigh that drew in celebrities from all over.
Folks like Bow Wow, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, LL Cool J and more came through to party it up the day before the Super Bowl and add their signature to the VW GTI parked on the red carpet. With each signature, Volkswagen will make a donation to Doctors Without Borders.
More pics of celebs partying with Maxim and VW belowâ€¦
Lindsay Lohan and SaMANtha Ronson are trapped in a nightmarish, ugly on/off relationship that is reportedly becoming abusive.
A source claims,
â€œOne time I saw her [Lindsay] and she had a large welt on her head. She told me that Sam beat the (bleep) out of her. She also said that Sam even punched and choked her one time. Itâ€™s so twisted. Theyâ€™re not together, but they are. I never thought Iâ€™d ever say this, but I really do feel sorry for Lindsay. She is just lost. Sheâ€™s alone. She has no friends to turn to.â€
The two, who have been photographed together recently, are also living in the same West Hollywood building and Samantha, who has a key, regularly lets herself into Lohan’s apartment.
Lindsay, if there is any truth to this, here is some honest, serious advice: Whatever you think the two of you had or have, it has turned into something very bad and very toxic, and you two need to get out of each other’s lives for a long time if you’re ever going to see things rationally again. The best thing you can do sometimes is know when something has run its course and let it go. Even you deserve better. Here are some pictures Lindsay out in LA last night..
Bossip.com be on it for reporting all the latest news and rumors. They are reporting that Eva and Lance were coupled up in Miami for Superbowl weekend until Lance got too close to some groupies last night making Eva jealous. P.S. They didnt know if the story was true of false.
According to spies, Eva and Lance had huge plans to spend the whole Superbowl weekend together hitting up parties and going to the big game. But Eva up and left on a flight back to LA after the two had a falling out in a Miami club last night. The spies say that Lance left Eva for a group ofÂ THIRSTY WHORESÂ who surrounded him in the club. Eva was left by herself unattended. Whhhaaatt? That is a NO NO in my book. You got to keep that arm candy…might even be wifey material. All I am trying to say is, she is TOOO bad to be leaving for another shark to scoop up. But then again, we AREÂ talking about that groupie love….hmmmm. Jk. While Lance soaked up the attention, apparently Eva wasnâ€™tÂ havingÂ it and decided to BOUNCE… leaving Lance to have fun with his groupies. Here are some pictures the homie Necolebitchie posted of the couple hitting up Play Nightclub in Miami Beach.
I was told that yes Eve is Back in LA and not very happy… Hummm
What are we teaching our kids… I was lost for words after I saw this video on the homie Necolebitchie.com of a little 6 year old boi giving it all he hadÂ on theÂ dance floor. I mean, why is the CHILD swiveling and grinding on the CONCRETE in all kinds of preztel positions? It looks like he’s been watching stripper posts on YOUTUBE instead of Spongebob and other Nickelodeon shows after his afternoon cookies and milk. Apparently the “guardians” in this video think this is CUTE…but this is ri-damn-diculous. If he’s doing this on camera I can only imagine what he does when were areÂ not watching …smh
2010 doesn’t look like its going to be a good year for Eve. According to the Hiphopenquirer.com the rapper is planning to release an upcoming album this year, BUT an impending investigation into her involvement in what US Senators are calling â€œIllicit Movement of Millions of Foreign Dollars through the American Financial Systemâ€ may possibly distract attention off of the long awaited release of her new music.
Senate investigators have devoted three years tracking money flowing into the United States from accounts of Eveâ€™s “on-off and on” again boyfriend Teodorin Nguema Obiang. He is the playboy son of President Teodoro Mbasogo of Guinea. According to reports released last night, Obiang used middle men â€“ lawyers, escrow and real estate agents, and in one case, used the first lady of Ruff Ryders Eve Jeffers to allegedly set up shell companies in the U.S. Through those shell companies, investigators say, Obiang wired in funds that enabled him to buy luxury cars, a $30 million dollar Malibu estate and place a down payment on a Gulfstream jet. Ummm, can you say balling out of control?? READ MORE