Newlyweds Mellody Hobson and George Lucas had a daughter, Everest Hobson Lucas via a surrogate on August 9
ABOVE PHO: Mellody Hobson
By Florence Anthony
Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond were at odds even before last week’s custody battle over their two kids. Earlier this month Usher filed legal documents asking a judge to decrease his child support payments to Tameka. The singer had been paying $8,000 a month for their two sons and he says that the amount was set in an old agreement and hasn’t been adjusted since he was given primary custody last year. A date has yet to be set for the hearing.
Los Angeles Clippers Forward Matt Barnes and his wife, VH1 Basketball Wives LA star Gloria Govan got married in Las Vegas last September after previously canceling their wedding a few years ago. On August 12, at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California, the parents of twin sons, finally had their dream wedding ceremony. The nuptials were attended by Matt’s teammates Blake Griffin, De Andre Jordan, Ryan Hollins and Willie Green, plus former teammate Ryan Gomes, whose wife was a bridesmaid, and former NBA players Gilbert Arenas and Chris Webber and more. The wedding party walked down the aisle to Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without You” and the bride glided down to Tupac’s “All Eyes On Me.”
In an effort to raise awareness and end childhood obesity, Michelle Obama will release a hip-hop album centered around the cause. Called “Songs For A Healthier America,” the album will promote the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, which works to fight child obesity. Ten music videos will also be released following the album. The videos are set to be distributed to 40 schools in the New York City area prior to being circulated in other major cities.
It’s raining babies. Newlyweds Mellody Hobson and George Lucas had a daughter, Everest Hobson Lucas via a surrogate on August 9. This is the first biological child for both of them. George has three adopted children. May the force be with them. Meanwhile, “Extra” correspondent AJ Calloway and his wife Dionne also welcomed a baby girl into the world on August 12.
After suffering a non-epileptic seizure at the recording studio on August 9, Chris Brown was spotted on the basketball court smiling and having a fun time over the weekend as he took part in the Los Angeles Unity Games at Locke High School. His team Symphonic Love Foundation Squad played against the LAPD in a friendly game to promote unity in L.A. and gang intervention.
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Diana Ross’ 25 year-old son Evan Ross announced he is ready to marry Jessica Simpson’s sister Ashlee. In a red carpet interview at the premiere of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Evan dished to OMG Insider that Ashlee Simpson is ‘The One’ and that he plans to marry her one day.
Actor Morris Chestnut will be the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) 2014 Celebrity Ambassador and author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee will be its’ Host Committee Chair. The 18th annual festival will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City.
Anthony Mackie was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on November 9 in New York City. According to E! News, the popular actor was initially pulled over because of his illegally tinted windows on his Dodge Challenger.
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12 Years A Slave leads the pack of nominations for the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. The Fox Searchlight release, which offers a searing look at slavery in the American South, claimed three nominations - Best Feature, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and Breakthrough Actor for Lupita Nyong’o.
“Single Ladies” star Denise Vasi, (whom I want to play the character Roshonda Rhodes in my novel “Deadly Stuff Players” if I can get a film deal), wed her longtime boyfriend, video director and filmmaker, Anthony Mandler. The stunning nuptials took place at a vineyard in Santa Ynez, California.