Incest is defined as "sexual relations between people classified as being too closely related to mary each other."
According to the late Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 19, and her fiance, Nick Gordon, 22, are involved in an incestuous relationship.
But are Bobbi K. and Nick even blood relatives? No, according to Nick who tweeted that he and Bobbi K. "got a little closer" after Whitney died.
Whitney reportedly moved Nick into her home when he was only 12, and his mother was unable to care for him. Sometime after that, Bobbi K. and Nick, who referred to each other as "brother" and "sister" began getting to know each other more intimately.
Yesterday the Internet was buzzing about a new scandal involving "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo Nida.
According to Angela Stanton, a former friend of Phaedra's, the local attorney once ran a profitable car theft ring. I should pause here to inform you that Stanton has written a book detailing Phaedra's alleged involvement in the car theft ring.
The book is titled Lies of a Real House Wife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil. In the book, and in an exclusive interview with VIBE, Stanton discusses her relationship with Phaedra, Apollo, and Apollos's brother Everett.
All 4 were involved in the prolific car theft ring, according to Stanton. The operation -- led by Phaedra -- stole expensive luxury vehicles by simply driving them off car lots at night. They later trading the vehicles for cars of lesser value which they then sold for cash.
A New York Times bestselling author and his television crew were attacked by comedian Chris Rock who was upset over a tea party question.
Jason Mattera, author of the book Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama’s Biggest Backers, was pounced on by Rock, 47, who grabbed an expensive video camera -- from a camerawoman -- and hurled it 50 feet, according to Breitbart.com.
“I was stunned,” said Mr. Mattera in an exclusive interview with Big Hollywood. “Tea Party members get called the worst things imaginable and still remain peaceful. But ask a big Hollywood celebrity to explain himself and the guy goes ballistic, wrestles the camera away from my camerawoman, chucks it 50 feet, and then challenges me to a fight. It’s unreal. And it perfectly illustrates why I decided to investigate and writeHollywood Hypocrites.”
The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. on January 23, 2012, at Spike Lee’s Sundance Film Festival after party at Tao night club. No police charges were filed.
A missing child case in Houston has been solved by Texas authorities. The infant who vanished 8 years ago will be reunited with his mother after police arrested the child's former babysitter for kidnapping him.
Krystle Rochelle Tanner, 26, is being held without bond in a San Augustine jail. The now 8-year-old boy will be reunited with his mother, Auboni Champion-Morin, who hasn't seen her son since he was 8-months-old.
"I want to hold him in my arms and let him know who I am," said Champion-Morin, who lives in Houston. "I hope he can feel the same thing I feel for him." But before the reunion happens, Champion-Morin will have to undergo a DNA test to prove the boy is her son, even though authorities know it's him.
Police were led to Tanner last Summer after child welfare investigators in San Augustine County received a complaint that a mother was neglecting her two children. But when officials followed up on the complaint, they couldn't locate the older boy.
Tanner initially told police she was keeping the boy for a woman she had met in a park, but she didn't know where he was. Sheriff's deputies had no records for the boy and little information to work with, according to USA Today.
The sheriff's were unaware of the missing baby case in Houston. That's because police closed the missing child case in 2006 after they were unable to locate Tanner or the baby, and the case went cold.
Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham of the San Augustine Sheriff's Department (pictured above) said the case was closed in 2006, after relatives of Tanner told them she vanished with the boy in 2004 and they had not heard from her.
After her daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born in January, singer Beyonce wasted no time making sure the kid's wardrobe was top of the line.
The 30-year-old first-time mommy reportedly spent six figures on the newborn's high end wardrobe. Yesterday, Bey stepped out in style wearing Charlotte Olympia cat flats, while 7-week-old BIC wore Little Marc Jacobs mouse shoes.
According to Styleite, you can forget about wearing matching shoes -- both B’s gold leopard flats are sold out but you can still get them in black for $760.
BIC’s gold shoes are still available online, and you can purchase a pair of mouse flats for your little mini-me for a very affordable $66.
A movement back to natural hair is underway in the U.S., and Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles is at the forefront of that movement.
Solange and the "Transitioning Movement" wants to help black women to return to their roots and embrace their natural hair. So Solange created a video to promote a new website started by Carol's Daughter called transitioningmovement.com.
In a chat with Lisa Price, Solange, who usually wears afro wigs, talked about her decision to go natural. “To me, [it's] just another outlet of expression,” she explained. “It’s funny to see the social response, their interpretations of what a haircut, what a hair change means.”
The Transitioning Movement website -- which launches this spring -- will offer tips, product recommendations, photos, expert Q&A sessions and more for women transitioning from relaxers and weaves back to their natural wavy or curly hair.
This is good news for women like Kiyah S., who has already started the transitioning process on her own. Kiyah grew out her perm this year after wearing weaves for most of her adult life. This past weekend, she wore her soft, tight curls in an afro style to a lunch date. She grinned from ear-to-ear when a man complimented her on her afro. It isn't often that women get compliments from men on their hair weaves.
Oscar winning actress Halle Berry says she's going ahead with her plans to move to France to get more privacy for her daughter Nahla.
Halle, 45, and her ex-boyfriend, Canadian underwear model Gabriel Aubry, 36, are locked in a bitter custody battle over Nahla, who turns 4 on Friday. Halle has petitioned a judge to allow her to move Nahla to France, but Aubry is fighting the move.
“I think about moving to Paris. I want Nahla to grow up in quiet environment, where she's not followed by paparazzi or stalkers,” Halle told the German magazine In. “As opposed to the US, there are stricter laws in France which prevent such encroachments into my private life,” said Halle.
But sources say Halle is really moving to France in an effort to hide her daughter's autism from her fans.
In an email to Sandrarose.com, a loyal reader said she believed Nahla was autistic because she observed the child at an autism clinic, and Nahla could not speak. But Halle dismissed such rumors, saying she and Nahla are learning to speak the French language together in preparation for their move.
"Nahla teaches me French. Every time I misspell a word she corrects me,” she laughed.
But, according to Radaronline.com, Aubry fears that Halle's fiance, actor Olivier Martin, will adopt Nahla if they move to France.
Aging rapper Jay Z, who turns 43 on Dec. 4, fumbled the lyrics to two of his best-known songs during a one-man set Monday night, according to Yahoo Music. Jay Z's live performance at the Amex Sync Show, which was live streamed from the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, was met with mixed reviews.
"The concert's first half gave the impression of a man performing for a corporate-sponsored promo event. This was not the rapper's finest 90 minutes," wrote a The Guardian reporter, who watched the show online.
The Huffington Post noted that Jay Z forgot the lyrics to two of his songs, "Jigga What, Jigga Who" and his Grammy award winning "Empire State Of Mind."
"The mixups, when paired with the crowd's surprisingly tepid respond to such an intimate performance from one of music's biggest stars made for somewhat disappointing set," The Post critic wrote.
Singer Rihanna was spotted leaving her hotel, heading to a restaurant for dinner in the SoHo neighborhood of New York last night. RiRi, 23, was dressed more appropriately in black leggings and a denim jacket with a beanie cap that said "Rapstar" on it. The troubled superstar was on her best behavior as she signed autographs and posed for pics with her loyal fans.
R&B singer Bobby Brown and his wife/manager Alicia Etheridge were spotted arriving at LAX airport in Los Angeles after getting off a flight from Atlanta yesterday. Brown's 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, reportedly plans to change her name to "Kristina Houston" to cut all ties with Brown after he showed out at the funeral of his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, last month.
Last night, rappers T.I. and Nelly and a few friends came together to shoot the visuals for T.I.'s "This Time of Night," which was directed by Phil the god. Also on the set were T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, rappers Big Boy of Outkast and Rocko Da Don, Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones, and Tiny's stylist Shekinah, among others.