By Florence Anthony
Gary Coleman’s mother, Sue Coleman, is “shocked” that his ex-wife, Shannon Price, is selling photos of Gary’s last moments… telling TMZ that Shannon’s actions are “extremely disrespectful.” Sue tells TMZ: “I can’t think of any other reason why she would do that unless it’s just for the money.” Several photos of Gary’s last moments — taken inside the hospital where he died — have been sold off to the tabloids — and Shannon is set to get a cut of the profits. My sources say she sold the photos for between $15,000-$20,000.
Rollingout.com reports that Greg Leakes told a radio show that he is seeking a divorce from his wife Nene Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” He says he supported his wife as she sought fame and fortune by signing onto the Bravo Reality Show, but that she’s become someone else — and he wasn’t just talking about her new nose. Greg told the show: “I wanted to make sure she jumped off in that show. We knew that if they made that show around her, you have to blow up.” He says the show got to her head.
Brooklyn, New York native Ayana Ellis draws from her abusive past of horrific beatings and mind-altering verbal abuse to bring us the explosive novel “Full Circle,” the story of Carin Douglas, a fearless young girl thrust into the role of a stickup kid alongside Brooklyn’s most notorious thugs. Through all of this, Carin meets Monty, a millionaire, whose demons outweigh his money. Patterning Monty’s character after a man who caused her devastating physical violence, Ayana Ellis, imitating life with art, takes her life “Full Circle” in this epic story of love, loss, pain and forgiveness. Says Ayana: “I write for the young women in the ghetto who work hard every day to get more out of life. My job is to empower young women and men in urban communities by sharing my experiences in hopes of spreading the message that instead of settling for being products of our environment we can fight to be survivors of the struggle.”
Lawyers for Tiger Woods’ estranged wife Elin, are combing through Tiger’s financial records, ensuring that all of his assets are on the table for the couple’s divorce settlement. The lawyers are examining his properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the Bahamas to determine how much income they provide. Elin expects about $350 million in the settlement, according to the source. A major portion of that sum would pay for her post-divorce silence, meaning no Oprah appearances, or tell-alls. The “buy-out” could include the properties in the Middle East.
On Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, multi-faceted entertainer Steve Harvey will host the 8th annual Ford Hoodie Awards. The awards will celebrate schools, businesses and local leaders from across the country for the excellence they’ve demonstrated in the categories of Best High School, Best High School Teacher, Best Church, Best Church Choir, Best Soul Food, Best Barbecue, etc. Among the luminaries joining Steve for this year’s awards show will be Grammy Award winner Common, Sherri Shepherd, Stephen A. Smith, David and Tamela Mann, Loretta Devine, Holly Robinson Peete, LisaRaye and Tasha Smith.
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