By Florence Anthony
Okay. First of all, I’m hearing that the condom receipt that initiated Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson’s arrest for domestic violence was actually Evelyn Lozada’s receipt. I’m just telling you what I was told. Meanwhile, sources say Evelyn moved out of their home while Chad was in jail. “Evelyn is no longer at the home she shared with Ocho,” a source tells Hollywoodlife.com, “It’s an unfortunate situation.” Lastly, this dust-up doesn’t come as a surprise to those close to the former “Dancing With The Stars” contestant and the “Basketball Wives” star. A source told the Chicago Sun Times: “They have been battling before they got married.” The source also thinks that head-butt of Chad’s probably was more of an accident than an intentional move to injure Evelyn.”
The House Republicans filing of a lawsuit against Eric Holder on August 13, didn’t stop the Attorney General from getting his movie on later the same night. Holder attended a private screening of “Sparkle” at the Island Theater in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. According to sources, he was joined by fellow Obama cabinet member Valerie Jarrett, Gayle King, Chris Tucker, Henry Louis Gates, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and others. An after-party followed at Hooked.
The Empress of R&B, Natasha C. Coward will be performing in the final summer shows on Saturday, August 18 of “Mama I Want To Sing,” in which she will play Sister Carrie and “Sing Harlem Sing,” in which she turns in a fabulous rendition of “I’m Every Woman.” Natasha halted all of Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York, when she closed out Sylvia’s Jubilee Community Breakfast with the uptempo hit written by the late Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, and most recently sung by the late Whitney Houston. “Sing Harlem Sing” will be performed at 1 PM an fans can see “Mama I Want To Sing” at 4:30 PM. Both shows will be performed at the Dempsey Theater, 127 W. 127 Street in Harlem, New York. Call 212-280-1045 for tickets. The fall season begins Saturday, October 6, 2012.
Speaking of hot times in the Harlem summertime, themed Harlem: Where the World Meets the World, this year’s Harlem Week events celebrate Harlem’s global presence and international legacy while honoring the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence; the 100th anniversaries of South Africa’s African National Congress and Japan’s Sakura Festival, plus much more. Harlem Week 2012, New York City’s largest outdoor festival, celebrates the famed neighborhood with a spectacular line up of activities and events. This includes musical salutes to Harry Belafonte and the late Bob Marley, Soul Train and Don Cornelius, a Walk-A-Thon for peace; New York City Children’s Festival; International Auto Show, and much more.
The Michael Jackson Estate wants to pay for a portion of Janet Jackson’s mortgage on her posh condo in Las Vegas. Sources tell TMZ that Katherine Jackson has spent time at the condo and the Estate is willing to pay a pro rida share of the mortgage based on how much Mrs. Jackson uses Janet’s Vegas digs. Meanwhile, Tanay Jackson, the wannabe singer alleged to be the daughter of Tito, who made statements that Mrs. Jackson is “too old” to be raising Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson, is only an alleged Jackson. My sources say she and Tito took DNA tests and as Maury Povich would say: “Tito is NOT the father.”