Former Top Model Nik Pace has responded to NFL star Braylon Edwards' accusations of gold digging. Nik gave birth to Braylon Jr. in August in Georgia. She then moved to New York in November where she immediately filed for child support.
Edwards, who supported the baby from day 1, filed in Georgia to be recognized as the baby's father soon after the birth. He's now accusing Pace of filing in New York rather than Georgia where judges are well aware of gold diggers and their shifty ways -- and payments are usually less per month than in NYC.
For the record, we believe Braylon. He was a fool to go up in her raw. Especially since it's a well-known fact that she's bisexual.
Nik's PR statement:
Official Statement on Behalf of Nik Pace - Regarding Legal Matter with Braylon Edwards
"It is unfortunate that Mr. Braylon Edwards and his legal counsel have gone beyond the scope of addressing a very personal matter privately and professionally and have released false statements about Ms. Nik Pace to members of the media. It has been very upsetting for Ms. Pace to have to defend her character against the deliberately false allegations brought against her.
The fact of the matter is that Mr. Edwards and Ms. Pace shared an intimate relationship for over two years. Over this time the relationship involved meaningful times spent with friends and family and resulted in the birth of their son. Mr. Edwards' recent actions do not speak to the positive image he has portrayed in recent media reports. Contrary to statements released by Mr. Edwards and his attorney on December 18, 2009, he has not acted in the best interest of his child. In reality, Mr. Edwards has barely acknowledged the birth of his son or his upbringing.
At no time was Mr. Edwards refused the right to attend the birth of his son. Ms. Pace encouraged him to do so. Additionally, Mr. Edwards has yet to sign his son's birth certificate making it impossible for his son to have his last name, Edwards as Georgia law requires. It is also completely and unequivocally false that Ms. Pace has ever requested a specified settlement from Mr. Edwards in the amount of up to $70,000.00 per month. As it relates to Ms. Pace's residency, she is a legal resident of the state of New York and has resided and worked as a professional model in the tri-state area since 2006. Reports that she resides in Georgia are false. Ms. Pace gave birth where she received family support, just as many women do.
In closing, Ms. Pace truly preferred for she and Mr. Edwards to come to an amicable agreement regarding the care of their child without the involvement of attorneys, but it is Mr. Edwards who opted otherwise by initiating a legal process. Ms. Pace has and will continue to limit the disclosure of personal and sensitive information in the best interest of her child and asks that the media takes into account the facts regarding the situation before drawing hurtful conclusions that further support the disingenuous statements. Ms. Pace's only wish is that Mr. Edwards accepts the shared responsibility of raising their son and chooses to become the loving father his son deserves."
Source: Ra-Fael Blanco | 2R's Entertainment & Media, Inc.
This video is dedicated to former TLC member T-Boz who will be the in-studio guest on V-103's Ryan Cameron Show today from 2-6p.
Hopefully, T-Boz will talk about how her former NFL boyfriend Takeo Spikes cheated on her (repeatedly) with other women for years until she finally threw him out of her house (since that's what she's really angry about).
In the interim, I hear she's packing on the pounds and telling friends she's fed up and giving up on men, which of course led them to believe she was seriously considering an alternative lifestyle.
It was obvious from the beginning that Takeo was only using T-Boz for her shine -- similar to what LA Dodgers bench warmer Matt Kemp is doing with Rihanna. There was never any spark between Takeo and T-Boz in any of their pictures together.
These no-name athletes usually "target" R&B chicks or other celebrities for their shine because most pro athletes are narcissists anyway. But they give all their money and time to the "sexually uninhibited" females -- the strippers, gold diggers and groupies, etc.
It's such a pity how women like T-Boz waste their lives pursuing these emotionally unavailable men.
Here's a tip T-Boz: keep your next "boyfriend" out of the public eye totally. If he (or she) shows an interest in accompanying you to industry events and walking red carpets, that should be a huge red flag.
At any rate, this interview should be interesting.
Former B2K front man Omarion sat down with Radio One's "Royal Hype-ness" Angie Ange for an exclusive interview. O's new album 'Ollusion' drops January 12. Did you know Omarion owns his own record label?
Remember Tiffany Evans, the youngster who sang her way into our hearts with "Promise Ring" featuring Ciara when she was only, what, 14?
Well, yesterday Tiff dropped the news on her Twitter page that she was signed to Matthew Knowles management. Yes, that would be the same Matthew Knowles who helped launch his daughter Beyonce's career into the stratosphere while derailing all his other artist's careers.
The first clue for Tiffany should have been the fact that Matthew is a serial cheater who has a baby outside of his marriage. If he can't be faithful and trustworthy to his wife he won't be faithful and trustworthy to his clients either. The man's character is very much a predictor of his business acumen.
Tiff should ask Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams what Matthew ever did for their careers. Oh well, she's only 17. Hopefully, she will bounce back after sitting on the shelf for the next 10 years.
That controversy involving Beyonce performing a private New Year's Eve bash for terrorists is not going away anytime soon.
Last night, her camp released yet another carefully worded statement hoping to contain the wildfire of criticism that threatens to end Beyonce's career.
First Beyonce's booking agent, ICM, and her father/manager Matthew Knowles said Beyonce didn't perform a New Year's Eve Bash in St. Barts. Then they admitted she did perform, but not for anyone named Khadafy. Now they've decided to "confirm the private performance" but they've gone back to lying again about who she was paid a reported $2 million to perform for that night. Can they ever get their lies straight?
A STATEMENT FROM BEYONCÉ'S BOOKING AGENT ICM AND HER MANAGEMENT COMPANY MUSIC WORLD ENTERTAINMENT
The party in St. Bart’s on New Year’s Eve, with Beyoncé in performance, was hosted by Muatsim-Billah Gaddafi, not his brother Moutassim Bilal “Hannibal” Gaddafi, as reported in the press.
Her agents and management firm made the decision to confirm the private performance. The annual party had a long history of booking internationally known artists both American and foreign for events around the world, including Cannes.
Past performers in St. Bart’s have included Timbaland, Enrique Iglesias and Mariah Carey. Guests at this year’s party included singer Usher, former BET CEO Bob Johnson, actress Lindsay Lohan and music industry vets, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles and L.A. Reid. Source
Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas may be out of a job after the Feds complete their investigation into his locker room hijinks. But before that scandal broke, the folks over at Peta got Arenas to pose for an ad as part of its 'Ink Not Mink' campaign. I bet they wish they hadn't bothered with this idiot.
In this video, Akon's Ethiopian wife Rosina discusses her Christmas plans and preparations for an appearance in the African Idol show.
I guess the rumors of Akon practicing the long standing African tradition of polygamy must be true. I met Akon's wife a few years back and the woman in this video wasn't her. So unless Akon divorced his other wife, he must have more than one wife.
I do recall Akon, or someone in his camp, requesting that I scrub my old website of any and all pictures of his other wife -- the one I met and photographed with Akon. Rosina is pretty. Go Akon.
It's official: Usher's new come back album is a colossal FAIL. "Daddy's Home", or whatever it's called, peaked at #94 on the Billboard charts. How can so many tracks off one album be a complete bust and the album hasn't even dropped yet?
New photos of convicted woman beater Chris Brown posted on MTV's Buzzworthy blog today. As one loyal reader said so eloquently in my comments section, "Pictures of Chris Brown everywhere EXCEPT at community service."
Anyone who's seen rapper Ludacris lately at an industry event can't miss that long, odd looking bottle he carries with him. Ever since announcing a partnership with Conjure Spirits co-founder Kim Birkedal Hartmann, Ludacris has had a rough go of it selling the brand to the Hip Hop community.
"All the [Atlanta] clubs have it, but I don't see anybody popping bottles or buying it," said one industry exec.
The reluctance of the Hip Hop community to warm up to Conjure has forced Luda to ramp up his marketing efforts.
The rapper frequently displays the bottle on video sets and at photo shoots. In fact, insiders are so used to seeing Luda with his ever present cognac bottle, they joke that he spends more time with the bottle than he does with his lady.
Luda has even taken to using his account on social networking site Twitter.com to market the liquor.
"Send me twit pics of u holding your @ConjureCognac bottles & I will [repost] them," wrote Luda in a "tweet" yesterday that was reposted by roughly 20% of his 285,000 followers, prompting one annoyed "follower" to tweet back, "stop trying to sell your stupid drink all the damn time!"
And just today, he released a track, "O Let's Do It", from his upcoming "Conjure mixtape."
One Atlanta marketing exec we spoke with noted that Luda probably has a certain sales goal stipulated in his contract that he hasn't met yet -- which explains the more forceful sales approach. Others point out that music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs promotes Ciroc vodka, but you rarely see him photographed with the bottle in his hand.
In a post dated Dec. 31 on its stock market news blog, Scottrade.com noted that "preeminent Journalist Dan Dunn" named Conjure Cognac one of the Top Ten Spirits of 2009.
But hardly anyone in the Hip Hop community reads Scottrade.com -- and it's the Hip Hop community that Conjure and Luda wants so desperately to win over.
As if Tiger Woods doesn't have enough problems, one of his 20 mistresses is set to release a tell-all book exposing the golf champ's secret down low lifestyle. We just wonder why no men have come forward if this is true?
RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Loredana has claimed she saw Tiger having sexual relationships with other men. That shocking twist is something no other mistress has claimed and there has been no proof.
But Loredana recently attempted to sell her story for $1 million and graphically described group sex that included incidents of Tiger with other men, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Loredana says she is planning to spill all about how she and Tiger "came about, his healthy appetite for arranged sex, threesomes, girls next door, girl-girl, and an answer to all the rumors surrounding Woods' sexuality." Read More...
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Maureen Allaben, the spunky set stylist for comedian Mo'Nique's talk show was killed by her husband who stuffed her body in the trunk of his vehicle and drove around with it for 2 days.
After killing his wife, Dennis Allaben drove from the couple’s home in Tucker to Virginia and told his relatives there on Monday about the murder. Allaben dropped off the couple's two children at the relatives home before returning to the Atlanta area. It isn't clear if the children were aware their mother's body was in the trunk.
The AJC reports that Allaben walked into the Clayton County Police Headquarters on Tuesday and turned himself in.
“He just showed up at [Clayton County] police headquarters and said he’d killed his wife,” Police Chief William O’Brien said.
Police recovered 43-year-old Maureen Allaben’s body, which had been wrapped up, from her husband’s blue Ford pickup. Dennis Allaben, 46, who tested underground storage tanks, is now in custody at the DeKalb jail and charged with murder.
'Precious' star and Golden Globe-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe is featured in the current issue of Harper's Bazaar with teenager Miley Cyrus on the cover. Isn't she HAWT! Do it big gurl! Give those skinny chicks a reason to hate! She is such a cutie. LOVES her.
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and her singer boyfriend Steph Jones called the paparazzi to let them know that Rihanna isn't the only celebrity in San Cabos, Mexico. Steph is still struggling to make a name for himself in the music biz. But at least he has Jordin's cash to spend if need be. Jordin is caking off that "No Air" duet she did with convicted woman beater Chris Brown. Photo: INF DAILY
Socialite Kimora Lee has that satisfied glow on her face as she and baby daddy Djimon Hounsou stepped out last night for a bite to eat at the trendy Boa restaurant in Beverly Hills.
I realize U.S. president Barack Hussein Obama is not a celebrity, but people sure treat him like he's one. Obama already has a musical named after him. Everyone's singing his praises and he hasn't done a thing to deserve it. When is he going to do something for black people like he promised? We're still waiting. Too bad we don't own banks or we aren't terrorist prisoners, then maybe we could get some love from Obama.
Jimmie Wilson plays Barack Obama and Della Miles plays Michelle Obama "The Obama Musical Story' held at Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The musical, which celebrates its world premiere on January 17, 2010 is about US President Barack Obama on his successful way to the White House.
Exclusive new music from the R&B Diva, Monica titled "Everything". I listened to this track 3 times and I LOVE IT! Finally, Mo is back to revive R&B!
If you think the backing track sounds familiar, it's because "Everything" uses a sample from Deniece Williams' soulful hit "Silly".
Just a few minutes ago, I received word from Monica that "Everything" will be the next single off Mo's new album, 'Still Standing' which is slated for a March, 2010 release! The label was planning to go with "One In A Lifetime" until they saw the reaction that "Everything" received from her fans. "The label couldn't ignore it," said Monica.
"People want to hear me sing," said Mo. "They do not want to hear any gimmicks They don't want what everybody else is doing. Ever since I was 12-years-old I've just been singing. That's really all I know."
Rapper-turned-Pastor Mason Betha, aka Ma$e, is still preaching from the pulpit despite reports of him returning to the sinful temptations of Hip Hop. Amen?
Ma$e's website is still online and still requesting donations for his church which boasts a congregation of 40,000. Amen? Ma$e says God is able to use him to do something big -- we don't think he means winning a Grammy.
Ma$e still has a speech impediment that makes it difficult for him to pronounce such big words as "receptacle", but it doesn't matter because Pastor Ma$e is on a mission to save souls. Amen?
If Essence editors weren't aware before, they know now that the average, black, female demographic is fairly intelligent and not at all as gullible as Essence thinks they are.
I constantly tell my celebrity associates and industry execs not to underestimate my readers. My readers are not dumb and they tend to pick up on BS fairly rapidly.
Now Essence magazine is dealing with the wrath from their dwindling readership who are objecting strenuously to Essence putting NFL baller Reggie Bush on the cover of its "Love & relationships" issue.
Not only is the pic old (Essence can't afford photo shoots at the moment) -- but readers objected to the fact that Reggie could care less about dating black women. So why put him on the cover of a magazine that targets a majority black female demographic?
Here's what blogger SisterToldja had to say about the controversy brewing over at Essence:
Kim Kardashian became famous for being the friend of Paris Hilton and for being in a sex tape with Brandy’s brother. She has a reality show [wherein] she portrays herself as a seemingly vapid, shallow woman. Kardashian is beautiful, and she’s also known for a body part that is largely associated with Black women. We all know that had Kim Kardashian been a Black woman, she would be considered damaged goods and it would be HIGHLY unlikely that she’d be wifed up by a man in the spotlight. The same men who write off sisters for what they perceive to be overly sexual reputations laud Reggie for having “a bad chick” like Kardashian by his side.
A lot of our ire about interrcial dating is about the seemingly different standards the Black men who date other women have for them as opposed to for us. On what planet would a Black 22-year-old domestic get to marry a Stanford grad who is one of the world’s most successful athletes? Or the Kendra woman from “Girls Next Door”: could a Black woman jump from Hugh Hefner’s bed to the altar with a handsome pro-baller? What Black female could escape a sex tape scandal only to become a telvision star with a gorgeous, succesful boyfriend?Read More...
R&B Diva Monica talked her pregnant BFF Keyshia Cole into joining the micro-blogging, social networking site Twitter.com. Mo's twitter page is Twitter.com/MonicaMyLife, where she interacts with her fans and shares daily motivational tweets.
Twitter is not for everybody, as convicted woman beater Chris Brown and other immature celebs have learned. If you're compulsive and immature with poor impulse control, twitter could wreck your career -- or at least cause annoying problems for celebs.
American Idol judge Randy Jackson found out just that this week when he asked his twitter followers to help him pick his choices for the Grammys. It seems that is a big no-no in Grammy land -- and Grammy officials were quick to point that out to him. Jackson couldn't lie and say it wasn't his account, or that he was hacked. So instead he blamed the errant tweets on an assistant.
So does that mean his assistant regularly updates his Twitter account?
Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson looked stunning in a floor length gown at the 2010 People's Choice Awards held in L.A. last night. You'll be happy to know I've finally gotten over my obsession with her. But it wasn't easy.
Mary J Blige and her husband Kendu prove that a little squabbling is healthy in your marriage. The happy couple attended the 2010 People's Choice Awards together last night.
Country music sensation Taylor Swift won a People's Choice award last night. But she lost the honor of most albums sold in 2009 to deceased pop legend Michael Jackson. Jackson sold over 8 million albums in 2009 to Swift's 4 million. Susan Boyle was a close third with almost 4 million albums sold. Boyle went over the 4 million mark in the first week of January 2010. An awesome feat for a newcomer.
Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend Taylor Lauter, 17, won a PCA award last night.
Actor Ashton Kutcher took home a PCA award for most followers on Twitter.com. He's such a narcissist. That's actress Jessica Alba posing with him. She needs to wash her hair.
Singer Mariah Carey got a lot of mileage out of her drunken acceptance speech Tuesday night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala. Too bad she didn't do a repeat last night at the People's Choice Awards. We would all have something to talk about since the awards itself was so blah.
R&B Diva Fantasia blew kisses to he BET 16 & Park audience. Home wrecking is her specialty now and she isn't ashamed of it. I hear she's still huggin' and kissin' on another woman's husband despite all her denials. She also conveniently covers up the tattoo that bears evidence of her sins. When she was here in Atlanta this weekend, she hired huge burly bodyguards to make sure no one got close enough to see her tatt.
Fantasia should own stock in MAC makeup since it does wonders for her.
Rapper-turned actress/singer Queen Latifah and actress Dania Ramirez attended the Covergirl Clean Makeup For Clean Water Campaign Announcement at Four Seasons Hotel on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California. Lah looks like she's thinking dirty thoughts about Dania. Can you blame her? (Getty Images)
Music mogul Russell Simmons (L) looks odd and out of place standing next to a black woman, doesn't he? Simmons and model Georgianna Robertson attended the premiere of "Leap Year" in New York City yesterday -- obviously not together.
Actors Christopher Meloni and Ice-T on the set of their popular TV show "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", currently filming in New York City.
Pregnant reality TV personality and author Bethenny Frankel signed copies of her book "The Skinnygirl Dish" at Borders Books & Music in NYC yesterday.
A dating website has come under attack for discriminating against its calorically challenged members.
According to the NY Post, the website owner abruptly canceled the accounts of over 5,000 members who committed the sin of gaining extra pounds over the holidays.
Beautifulpeople.com -- a meet-up site with a strict "no ugly people policy" -- announced that it has had to trim the fat to the bone for 2010 by banning 5,000 members who packed on too much weight during the holidays.
"We were getting a lot of complaints from members who were meeting with people who gained a lot of weight or who gained weight in their photo albums," said the Denmark-based free site's managing director, Greg Hodge.
Beautifulpeople.com has about 500,000 members from around the world. Each has to go through a rigorous entry process, only getting voted in if their fellow members find them sexy enough.
The site now only lets members of the opposite sex vote members out because, Hodge noted, lots of women were voting other women out to simply cut down on the competition.
We already know that music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs can't brag about himself or his material possessions enough. So when he saw an opportunity to flaunt his wealth in everyone's faces while a video camera was rolling, he did so. But Diddy took his in-your-face antics a step too far when he ripped up a $50 bill on camera.
Maybe no one explained to Diddy that it is a felony -- punishable by prison time and stiff penalties -- to rip up government property?
According to the U.S. Treasury Department, it is against federal law to flagrantly deface, mutilate, spindle, impair, [or] diminish, federal bank notes in use or circulation as money within the U.S. (18 U.S.C. 331).
Hopefully, no one from the federal government or treasury department reads my blog.
As you've heard by now, the FBI and local authorities have been investigating NBA player Gilbert Arenas for using his workplace to stash his gun collection. His stash came to light after Arenas pulled a gun on another player in the locker room during an argument to settle a gambling debt.
What followed was a series of denials and pathetic excuses on the part of Arenas and the Washington Wizards front office. Now, word comes down from on high that Arenas is suspended indefinitely.
The NBA should have immediately suspended both players involved -- first for fighting, 2nd for the gunplay and 3rd for gambling. What type of message was the NBA sending out to the kids by continuing to allow these two clowns to play?
Gilbert Arenas is nothing but a joke on the basketball court. Sure, he's seen better days as a player, but he sucks now. Even the Washington Wizards fans want him gone. Well, now they just might get their wish.
Twilight star, Taylor Lautner, may have very well bench-pressed his way into being the highest paid actor in Hollywood by holding onto the role of Jacob Black for New Moon. According to Deadline.com, the 17-year-old will be receiving $7.5 million to star in Northern Lights with big screen heavyweight, Tom Cruise.
Big box office returns on both Twilight films have ensured Tay-Tay's status as the fastest-rising young star on the big screen, with expectations for the remaining film sequels in the franchise riding high. In Taylor's role with Cruise, the athletic teen will play "a gifted, young, aerobatics pilot who faces off with his controlling, billionaire father and falls in love with a gifted, female pilot."
U.S. president Barack Obama campaigned on a platform of Hope and Change. But so far there is no hope that anything will change under his administration. In a single year, he has been caught in more lies than George Bush, which is surely some kind of record.