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When The Checks Stop Coming In: Joan Rivers Dropped By Norwegian Cruise Line Over Kidnapping Joke

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Joan Rivers mouth has cost her a paycheck and a summer vacation cruise to Alaska.

Norwegian Cruise Lines Drops Joan Rivers From Alaska Trip

Rivers jokes about Ariel Castro’s kidnapping victims weren’t funny to a “family friendly” cruise line, and now she’s out of a job!

According to Page Six reports:

She said on “Today,” when she was asked what it’s like living with her daughter, Melissa: “I’m still in the same stupid little room. Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space.”

Reps for two of the women, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, demanded an apology, but Rivers refused, saying, “I’m a comedienne . . . There is nothing to apologize for. I made a joke. That’s what I do.”

She later reportedly said, “One of them has a book deal. Neither are in a psych ward. They’re OK . . . I bet you within three years, one of them will be on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ ”

But as a result of the drama, her summer vacation plans have now been scuttled. Joan and Melissa were booked on a July cruise to Alaska where they’d give lectures on board and travel in style with Melissa’s son, Cooper, 13.

But the cruise line called Rivers Friday to say the ship had already sailed. “Someone from their marketing team called Joan and said they didn’t want her,” said a source. “They said they’re a family-friendly brand.”

When contacted for comment, “Fashion Police” star Rivers told us, “Of course they canceled me! They were terrified what I would say after seeing the size of their cabins. They should be featured on ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ ”

She added of the boat ban, “It’s insane. Why would [the joke] affect anyone in Norway?”

But she figured it was all for the best since “they would have had some very nervous Jews. When I got on board, I would have given the captain a Breathalyzer test. We would have brought our own life jackets, and slept in the lifeboats.”

Rivers told us of the Cleveland comment that if she should apologize to anyone, it would be to Melissa, with whom she stars in a WE tv reality series, “for insulting the size of her guest room.”

Norwegian Cruise Line’s rep didn’t return calls.

SMH. Leave it to Joan Rivers to get the boot and keep the jokes coming. She always takes it a bit far but we are inclined that these jokes were tasteless.


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Comeback Season: Struggle Baller Vince Young Signs With The Cleveland Browns

Vince Young

Vince won’t have to sign autographs for $59 a pop anymore.

Vince Young Signs With The Cleveland Browns

Things are looking up for Vince after the Cleveland Browns have decided to give The QB another shot in the NFL.

According to Bleacher Report:

The Cleveland Browns have reached an agreement with Vince Young to provide further quarterback depth. Young hasn’t played a regular-season snap in the NFL since 2011 and will be hoping to crack the roster.

The franchise confirmed the deal via its Twitter account:

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The two-time Rose Bowl MVP made cameos with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers in recent years. He wasn’t able to catch on with either team on a permanent basis, and it looked like his football career might be over.

However, the Browns apparently saw enough during recent workouts to give him another chance. He joins a quarterback depth chart that includes Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney.

Do you think Vince can make this work or will he fawk up this opportunity too?

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When The Checks Stop Coming In: Naya Rivera Gets The Boot From “Glee” Following Reported Catfight With Lea Michele

GLEE 100TH Episode Celebration

Cue the K. Camp track… It ain’t nothin’ to cut that beyotch off! First she lost her man and now she’s lost her job. Naya Rivera has been written off of “Glee!”

Naya Rivera Fired From “Glee”

According to NY Daily News reports:

Naya Rivera has been fired from the FOX series days after an initial report of an on-set feud involving the actresses surfaced, sources close to production confirm to the Daily News.

Rumors of a rift between the actresses began to swirl earlier this month, with a “major altercation” coming to head on set April 15, Us Weekly reported.

But it appears Rivera’s disagreement that day was with producers, and Michele’s name was caught in the crossfire.
“She went off,” a source told The News about the on-set spat. “But it had nothing to do with Lea.”

It was reported that Rivera was “jealous” of the attention on her Broadway-trained costar. Now it appears producers have had it.

Rivera has been “written out” of the season 5 finale, and will not return for the next season, according to PopWrapped.

“One costar would not have any power in whether another returns to the show,” the production insider told The News, dismissing rumors that Michele had a say in the matter.

It sounds like Naya has some serious issues. Perhaps she ought to seek out some anger management or something? Wasn’t the story out of Big Sean’s camp that she was crazy jealous and controlling?

Not cute. At all.

Hit the flip for more photos of Naya and Lea from the set and their recent “Glee” 100th episode watch party from last month


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When The Checks Stop Coming In: Carol’s Daughter Closing Most Stores And Filing For Bankruptcy!!!

Carol's Daughter WOW! And we thought the curly hair biz was booming.

Carol’s Daughter Files Bankruptcy, Closes Stores And Lays Off 29 Employees

It looks like one of the first brands to embrace the natural hair phenomenon has hit hard times. According to Wall Street Journal reports:
Companies affiliated with Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in connection with the beauty brand’s move to close most of its stores. CD Stores LLC, formerly known as Carol’s Daughter Stores LLC, filed its Chapter 11 petition with the Manhattan bankruptcy court, as did the individual companies behind Carol’s Daughter stores. Court papers show that CD Stores is 100% owned by parent company Carol’s Daughter Holdings LLC (the parent company didn’t file for bankruptcy). And the petition, which reported assets and debts each in the $1 million to $10 million range, was signed by Carol’s Daughter Chief Financial Officer John D. Elmer. In new court papers filed Thursday afternoon, Mr. Elmer said most Carol’s Daughter stores have been unprofitable since 2010. Before the bankruptcy filing, the company closed all but two of its seven stores and terminated 29 of its 42 employees. It hopes to use its time in Chapter 11 to reorganize and consolidate its operations around its two open stores, in Brooklyn and Harlem. Besides the stores, Carol’s Daughter products are offered for sale on its website and through such third parties as the Home Shopping Network and Sephora.
In fact, Carol’s Daughter products are now available in more than 2,000 other retail stores around the U.S., according to Richard Dantas, chief executive of Carol’s Daughter. He said that the company is refocusing its distribution strategy to focus on these retailers. “Today’s filing in no way reflects the parent company’s healthy financial situation, and is a part of its plan to grow the brand through national retail outlets,” Mr. Dantas said Thursday in an emailed statement. Founded in 1993 by Lisa Price (the eponymous Carol’s daughter), the chain makes hair, body and skincare products with natural ingredients, with a special focus on products for African-American women. The line has enjoyed financial backing in the past from such celebrities as Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay Z and was featured on Oprah.
Do you think they’ll be able to bounce back after this??? Their stuff is a little on the pricy side, do you think the natural sistas passed them over in favor of more affordable options? Which Carol’s Daughter products do you love? We know we’d miss their almond cookie souffle if they went out of biz!
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What Was That?! A Few Burning Questions After Watching Mimi And Nikko’s Freaky Tape

Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith Vivid Video

Questions About Nikko And Mimi’s Tape

It’s Christmas today for some as Mimi and Nikko’s tape hit the ‘net. Ever since the preview dropped, everyone has been going on about watching it. Well, we did that so hopefully you won’t have to go through that. After watching, though, we have a few questions. Read through and see if you can provide some answers here.

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When The Checks Stop Coming In: Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Nearly Broke After Blowing Through $10 Million

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Somebody should have enrolled in a money management class.

Heidi Montag And Spencer Pratt Blowed Through $10 Million

They should have known reality TV doesn’t last forever. Heidi needed to take the money she spent on plastic surgery and put it in a trust fund.

According to TV Guide:

Former The Hills stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt say they’re nearly broke after blowing through $10 million.

“We were immature and we got caught up,” Pratt tells In Touch. “Every time we’d go out to eat, we’d order $4,000 bottles of wine. Heidi was going to the mall and dropping $20,000 to $30,000 a day. We thought we were Jay Z and Beyonce.”

In 2011, the couple came close to filing for bankruptcy after Montag spent $30,000 on plastic surgery the year prior.

Their financial woes will be outlined in the upcoming E! special After Shock: Heidi & Spencer, which premieres Monday, Dec. 9.  Montag tells In Touch she feels “like a different person” with her more frugal spending habits now that the paychecks have stopped coming in.

Dropping $20,000 at the mall? Yea, she was out of touch with reality.


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Encore! The Biggest On Stage Temper Tantrums


The Biggest On Stage Temper Tantrums

Artists are prima donnas and we know it. That’s why when they get on stage they have these freak out temper tantrums. These artists hopped on stage, acted like babies and made everyone uncomfortable. Way to go.

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When The Checks Stop Coming In: Paula “Fat Azz” Deen Loses Smithfield Endorsement Deal

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Paula Deen is having the worst week ever.

Paula Deen Loses Another Endorsement

This sloppy white beyotch could have saved herself by at least trying to give an sincere apology on camera and by not giving that dumbazz excuse. It doesn’t matter if you’re from the south and old. Now this beyotch is paying the piper.

According to People

Paula Deen’s racial slur scandal is costing her an endorsement deal with Smithfield, the pork company that sold a ham with her name and face on it.

“Smithfield condemns the use of offensive and discriminatory language and behavior of any kind,” Smithfield says in a statement. “Therefore, we are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen. Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned.”

Deen’s deal with Smithfield was announced in September 2006.

This is the latest blow to Deen, who was dropped from the Food Network on Friday after 11 years as one of the channel’s biggest stars. The business deals are falling under scrutiny following the uproar over her admitted use of the N-word in the past.

Deen made the admission during a sworn deposition in connection with a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee who says she was in a hostile work environment filled with innuendo and racial slurs. Deen has apologized for the remarks.

“Smithfield was a key deal for her empire,” Allen Salkin, author of the upcoming book From Scratch: Inside the Food Network, tells PEOPLE. “In addition to paying her handsomely as an endorser, the ham company helped her charitable image by delivering truckloads of meat to food banks in her name.”

Deen was hit in the head by a Smithfield ham at one of those charity events in 2009.

Paula needs to fire her publicity team asap. That video was sad.

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When The Retirement Checks Stop Coming In: Mother Steals $10k From Daughter’s Girl Scout Troop To Use For Senior Dating Service


Mother Steals $10,000 From Daughter’s Girl Scout Troop

A 49-year-old Georgia woman looking for some later-years lovin’ recently pulled out all the stops to get it…..and wound up in jail.

via Huffington Post

Looks like someone may have been caught with her hand in the Girl Scouts’ cookie jar.

A mother in Georgia was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing nearly $10,000 from her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, then spending the dough on a slew of expenses ranging from gas to a dating service for seniors.

Darlene Jo Lewis, 49, was the treasurer and co-leader for Douglasville’s Girl Scout Troop 798, which disbanded in May 2012, according to WSBTV. My Fox Atlanta reported that the troop had to disband because of the loss of the money allegedly embezzled by Lewis.

Tracy Williams, who became a troop co-leader in 2010, told WSBTV that she continually asked to see bank statements and always got excuse after excuse. “She even told me once, ‘I looked at the balance and thought there was more than that.’”

Investigators say Lewis had embezzled $9,805.42 between April 2010 and January 2011, the Douglas County Sentinel reported, which she used on purchases at Walmart, Sam’s Club, a Christian bookstore and senior dating website “Senior People Meet.”

SMH. How embarrassing this must have been for her daughter…..poor thang.

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Reality TV: Congratulations Floyd, 50, Flex And Lamar… TLC Pulls The Plug On “Starter Wives Confidential”

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And that’s a wrap! Already?!?! Apparently the women of “Starter Wives Confidential” weren’t able to out-clout all their various exes and enemies because TLC will no longer be airing the show on television. But fans of the program will be able to see it online.

Funkmaster Flex’s soon to be ex-wife Monica Joseph-Taylor announced the news via

If you want to watch the remainder of episodes of Starter Wives Confidential you will have to go online to

Ask me why? ::Long pause::

Is it ratings? Is it a change in network direction…or all the outside drama?!

It’s no secret Starter Wives Confidential was plagued by legal inquiries and possible lawsuits from the beginning. Starting with Shanequa Tompkins being missing from all the episodes, her ex 50 cent allegedly had an agreement or contract with her of some sort that either prevented or made it difficult for her to partake in the show. I know before taping even began I was questioned about my posts relating to anyone connected with Lamar Odom. Luckily TLC had no control over what I do or can post so it became a non-issue. I never did find out who was putting pressure on them. Cut to the Lil Kim situation, one which I’m still confused about and can’t even confirm if there is a law suit.

Bringing a show with women of color to TLC we always knew was a challenge and I love that they believed in our stories and gave us a voice. A voice, honesty, love, a lot of drama, and a bit of ratchetness. (Usually required for any good reality show.)
I can only imagine there were a lot of people who were afraid what would come out on Starter Wives Confidential and as you saw from the first few episodes, the ladies were NOT holding back! Trust me it gets better and much juicier. But I digress. (I always wanted to say that in a post.)

I want to say that from the very bottom of my soul the support and love from viewers was more amazing then I imagined. Even the haters felt our show was genuine. I love that personally I got to not only bond with 5 amazing women but was allowed to show that not all celebrity wives sit home, model, or are simpletons. For the first time people got to know who I really am, if even just a little bit.

So it SUCKS that you have to watch episodes online but it beeeez like that sometimes. But make sure you still log onto everyday for the latest news, gossip, and info (c’mon y’all know me by now, why pretend anymore #endlesspromotion #bossb**ch #keepitmovin #letmefinish)

P.S. I realize I didn’t answer why we are not being aired anymore…you will just have to judge for yourself. ::Closes the shades carefully as she writes and presses send::
- Monica Taylor

Well at least they’ll get their glory on the good ol’ web riiight? Why do you think the show was axed from the air — yet still allowed to play online?

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Pay Yo Bills: A Locked Up O.J. Simpson Still Owes Over $500K In Back Taxes


Gook luck getting your money…

O.J. Simpson Still Owes Over $500K In Back Taxes

Via TMZ reports:

O.J. Simpson may be rotting behind bars, but it doesn’t mean he can skate on his taxes … so says the IRS, who just slapped him with yet ANOTHER tax lien.

According to a federal lien filed in December, O.J. failed to cough up $17,015.99 in taxes for the year 2011. This makes for the THIRD lien filed against him in the last 12 months.

As TMZ first reported, Uncle Sam filed a lien for $179,435.07 for the years 2007-2010 and the State of California says he still owes $318,566.04 for the year 2000. Tax debt total = $515,017.10.

And don’t forget … he still owes MILLIONS to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman for that whole double murder thing.

Better keep pounding those license plates.

Time for the state of California to start garnishing OJ prison earnings.

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When The Checks Stop Coming In: Marion Jones Wants To Play in The WNBA

Marion Jones must be hurting for a check badly because she said she is ready to play in the WNBA now:

Marion Jones, the disgraced track star who admitted to using steroids before winning three gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics, is eying a comeback as a professional basketball player.

Jones spent six months in jail for lying to federal agents in an investigation that involved the BALCO drug ring. She’s been training with San Antonio Silver Stars assistant coaches, Sandy Brondello and Olaf Lange, in hopes of regaining the form that helped her lead North Carolina to the 1996 NCAA championship.

That, coincidentally, was the last time Jones played organized ball — although she was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in 2003. At 34 and away from the game for so long, it’s tough to say exactly what type of impact she would have if a WNBA team took a chance on her.

Hmmmm….Marion, might be time to throw in the towel on the sports action, babygirl. Poor thang.



Part of the Reason Why The Checks Have Stopped Coming In For Nicky Cage


BOSSIP reported a couple of weeks ago that this guy Nicolas Cage shat his way through stacks beyond stacks. Now it’s coming out that this cat was a ’spend-a-holic’:

While Nicholas Cage is claiming that bad money management is behind his financial collapse, the former accountant who worked with the star claims that it’s Cage who is to blame for his own ruin. In documents filed in L.A. Superior Court, Samuel J. Levin, Cage’s former financial advisor, paints a portrait of the 45-year-old star as an out-of-control and debt ridden spender who bucked any attempt to reign in his over-the-top lifestyle. Cage claims in his filing that “Samuel J. Levin, lined his [own] pockets with several million dollars in business management fees while sending Cage down a path toward financial ruin.” Levin denies the claims, saying he was paid a standard fee for a business manager.

Among the accusations laid out in Levin’s 12 page cross-complaint to Cage’s lawsuit, are the following:

• By the time he had hired Levin in 2001, Cage “had already squandered tens of millions of dollars he had earned as a movie star” and owed millions in unpaid income taxes.
• Levin advised him that he needed to earn $30 million a year to keep up his lavish lifestyle.

• Levin tried to stop the financial bleeding, persuading Cage to sell off a dozen of his automobiles and his $1.6 million comic book collection.

• Following a string of box office hits, Cage went on an “epic spending spree.” According to Levin, in 2007, the National Treasure star purchased three homes at more than $33 million; 22 cars, including nine Rolls Royces; 12 purchases of expensive jewelry and 47 pieces of artwork.

• Cage “spent huge sums of money taking his sizable entourage on costly vacations and threw enormous Gatsby-scale parties at his residences.”

• By 2008, Cage owned 15 palatial homes around the world, four yachts, an Island in the Bahamas, and a Gulfstream jet.

While in his lawsuit, Cage alleges that he was in the dark about his dire financial situation, Levin claims he did everything short of cutting up the actor’s credit cards, including warning Cage’s agents and representatives and pleading with him not to buy more real estate. “[Cage] knows that his losses are entirely and solely the result of his own compulsive, self-destructive spending, which he engaged in against Levin’s advice,” states the complaint.