Â Former TLC singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins is no longer enjoying the protection of bankruptcy court. According to TMZ.com, a judge has ended T-Boz’s bankruptcy case, giving her creditors the green light to go after her assets. The judge decided to dismiss the R&B star’s case because she allegedly failed to make any attempt to pay off her debts, and didn’t appear at a creditors’ meeting. T-Boz filed for bankruptcy back in October claiming she owed more than 768-thousand dollars. She won’t be able to file for bankruptcy again until the end of July.
Â Bow Wow’s legal problems continue to mount. The rap star is being sued by a limousine company for allegedly not paying his bill. The lawsuit, which was filed last week in Georgia, claims that Bow Wow still owes the company almost 36-hundred dollars for their services. Insiders tell TMZ.com that the rapper’s bill dates all the way back to 2008. Earlier this month it was revealed that Bow Wow is wanted by police in Georgia. READ MORE
Â It will be several weeks before authorities can announce an official cause of death for music superstar Whitney Houston. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed Sunday that an autopsy had been performed on the singer, a day after she was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Â Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter confirmed Houston was found in a bathtub in her room, but would not confirm reports suggesting she drowned. He also said there were no signs of foul play. Winter did not comment on questions about whether Houston had taken any medications or if any medications were present in the room. He said there would be more updates during the week. READ MORE
Eurweb reports Wendy Williams took the first portion of her show to share her thoughts on the passing of Whitney Houston.
The talk show host said she was at home in New Jersey when she heard the horrible news, and â€œI donâ€™t remember much else after that.â€
Williams said she didnâ€™t watch the Grammys, and basically just â€œshut down.â€
Williams, dogged Houston on her radio show for years, and now she want’s to be friends? In the reveals why she always felt a strong personal connection to the music icon.
Â Chris Brown is enjoying a triumphant return to the Grammys. The pop superstar won the first Grammy Award of his career on Sunday when his hit record “F.A.M.E.” took home Best R&B Album.
Â Winning wasn’t the only thing Chris was doing at the Grammys on Sunday night. The singer also delivered two performances. He first took the stage to perform his singles “Beautiful People” and “Turn Up the Music.” Chris then returned to the stage in a tribute to dance and electronica music that also featured Lil Wayne, David Guetta, and the Foo Fighters. READ MORE
He wasn’t in the building, but that didn’t stop Kanye West from dominating Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. The hip-hop superstar swept the rap categories, as his single “All of the Lights” won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song. Kanye’s single with Jay-Z, “Otis,” won Best Rap Performance, while Kanye’s album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” took home Best Rap Album. Chris Brown was also a winner on Sunday.
Making his return to the Grammys since his now infamous altercation with Rihanna in 2009, Chris won the first Grammy of his career with Best R&B Album for “F.A.M.E.” Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona’s “Fool For You” also had a successful night, winning Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.
Adele was the evening’s big winner overall. Her hit “Rolling in the Deep” won Record and Song of the Year, while her album “21” claimed Album of the Year.
Â Sunday night’s ceremony also took a few moments to recognize Whitney Houston. Host LL Cool J began the ceremony by leading the audience in a prayer, while Jennifer Hudson delivered a performance of Whitney’s hit single “I Will Always Love You.” Rock legend Paul McCartney closed the show by dedicating his performance of “Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight” to Whitney.
Â The late Etta James was also remembered on Sunday. Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt teamed up to perform James’ single “A Sunday Kind of Love.”
Other artists who performed on Sunday night included Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Brown. The 54th Grammy Awards were handed out during a ceremony at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS.
Here are some of the winners at the 54th Grammy Awards: READ MORE
Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, and Smokey Robinson are slated to pay tribute to the late Don Cornelius this week at a second memorial service in his honor. “The Chicago Sun-Times” says the Reverend Jesse Jackson will deliver the eulogy at the service, which is set for Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California on Thursday. Donnie McClurkin and George Duke are also expected to perform. READ MORE