Joe Jackson . . . father of Michael Jackson, died yesterday after a battle with cancer. He was 89.
Despite claims of abuse, he did make his children into international superstars something Latoya acknowledged in a Tweet yesterday. She said, “You gave us strength, you made us one of the most famous families in the world. I am extremely appreciative of that.”
Michael’s son Prince said, “This man is and always will be an example or sheer willpower and dedication. He didn’t choose the path that was the easiest but he chose the path that was best for his family.”
The executors of Michael Jackson’s estate noted that Joe was recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the Best Entertainment Manager of All Time, and was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.
Of course, Michael also talked a lot about how horrible the abuse was under his father, and didn’t even mention his dad in his will.
Some are worried that Pete Davidson may have a hard time keeping up with Ariana Grande. Pete earns $6,500 per week on SNL and is worth about $500,000. Ariana is worth a $45 million. That is a huge difference. Pete paid $100,000 for that engagement ring, that is 20% of everything he has. At the moment, the two of them are surviving on love, but soon reality will bite and she will either have to live a much smaller life in his one-bedroom apartment on West 24th Street, or she will have to be become comfortable paying for him to live the luxury life she is used too”
My source tells me Prince Harry has secret social media accounts. Apparently he is actually quite active on social media and reads a lot of comments about himself. His brother William sees almost nothing but Harry is very different. Harry has embraced modern technology and loves that he can be anonymous and hide is identity. He gets to feel like a normal person online. I’m thinking if he’s got one, Meghan Markle definitely has one as well!
Kim Kardashian celebrated her sister Khloe’s 34th birthday yesterday by convincing Khloe’s baby daddy Tristan Thompson to unblock her on social media. In a series of clips posted to her Instagram Story, Kim is seen teasing Tristan and asking her viewers, “Alright guys, so, what do you think? It’s Khloe’s birthday, do you think I should ask this guy to unblock me?” After laughing, Tristan agrees and says, “For Khloe’s birthday, I think it’s only right.” In another clip, Kim spies over the basketball player’s shoulder and teases Khloe about trying to find out his phone passcode—to which he mumbles, “She knows it.” Tristan blocked Kim after she came to the defense of Khloe amid news Tristan had cheated on her. Tristan had also blocked Khloe’s besties, Malika & Khadijah Haqq.
We found out this week that Cardi B and Offset are already married. They got married last year and kept it a secret. Clearly, Cardi is trying to maintain some privacy amid her rise to fame. Well, that’s not going so well for her. People have now realized that Offset had, in fact, cheated on her while they were married. One person commented, “so they married and he still cheated” Cardi B responded by saying, “and so did Martin Luther King, Kobe, Jay Z and Clinton and most likely your father but guess what we work things out we grew, bout to have a baby and purchasing a home together. Shit happens.”
Sandra Bullock’s star-studded “Ocean’s 8″ has become the heist movie franchise’s most successful film. The movie, which also stars Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett, has topped $100 million in the US in just 17 days, two days quicker than the previous biggest Ocean’s hit, “Ocean’s Eleven”. Worldwide, the film has hauled in over $171 million and still hasn’t opened in some major movie-going countries, such as Japan and Spain.
Julia Roberts made her debut on Instagram Wednesday, by sharing a photo of herself sitting in front of a tree. The photo shows the 50-year-old actress sporting shorts, a black T-shirt that says “Love” and a million-dollar smile. She captioned the image with a simple, “Hello.” While the Oscar winner has yet to follow anyone on the social platform, she is already being followed by 193,000 fans. Her first photo has also already garnered more nearly 60,000 likes. Nicole Kidman and John Travolta have also jumped on the social media bandwagon in recent months.
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes never even admitted they were a couple in the first place, but now it’s being reported that their relationship is over.
A source says Jamie and Katie were planning a $300,000 wedding in Paris, but Katie called it off because of trust issues.
Apparently, Jamie was the one who insisted on keeping their relationship private, and publicly, he never stopped acting single . . . which included clubbing and being seen with other women.
I have also heard that Katie even had a prenup drawn up with a no-cheating clause . . . which Jamie refused to sign because he realized that being unfaithful could be costly.
This week comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish was talking about how Drake basically stood her up. She says it cost her $100,000 because when she thought he was taking her out to dinner she went and got majorly primped (waxed, bought a new outfit, etc.) Well, maybe she’s okay… photos have emerged of Common smiling and locking eyes with Tiffany and now people are wondering if they’re dating. On Tuesday night they were seen leaving a New York City party together and climbing into the same black SUV.