ABOVE PHOTO: R. Kelly (Photo: shutterstock)
By Florence Anthony
At press time, the latest R. Kelly news is the disgraced singer’s live-in girlfriends, Jocelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, sent a video to TMZ, on which they denied reports that federal authorities evicted them from Kelly’s Trump Tower Chicago home, calling it “fake news.” The video shows the view from the high rise condominium. Kelly was due to appear in court on July 16 in Chicago for a hearing to discuss bail and arraignments after being arrested on July 11 in Chicago on federal child porn and other sex-crime charges, and after a second separate indictment was unsealed on July 12 in New York on sex-trafficking and other sex-crimes.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met Jay-Z and Beyonce’ at the London premiere of The Lion King on July 14 – and conversation between the two sets of proud parents quickly turned to the royal family’s newest addition, reports People Magazine. Beyonce’ greeted Meghan with a warm hug, telling her that Archie is “so beautiful.” At one point, Prince Harry revealed that Archie had recently mastered a new skill. HRH then mimicked his son, born May 6, lifting his head up by stretching his neck and looking at the sky. Beyonce’ responded, “He’s holding his neck up?” Then reportedly Jay-Z told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex : “The best advice I can give you, always find some time for yourself.”
During the recent Essence Festival weekend in New Orleans, OWN hosted a lively “Summer of OWN” cocktail party at Legacy Kitchen featuring talent and executives. Attendees included OWN president Tina Perry and Gayle King and cast members from “The Have and the Have Nots,” “Greenleaf,” “If Loving You Is Wrong,” “Queen Sugar” and “Ambitions.” Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam of the Central Park 5 also stopped by the party.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will auction off a British automobile classic, a beautifully restored 1952 MG TD at the 10th Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance on Saturday, July 20. Proceeds from the sale of this unique car will go toward the Foundation’s mission to support the more than 5,000 animals who enter the shelter’s doors each year. The 1952 MG TD is one of the most desirable MG models produced. The Unconditional Love Gala will take place in Southampton, New York. The event chair is Jean Shafiroff and the Honoree will be Aimee Sadler, Founder & CEO of Dogs Playing for Life………