Tracey Davis, daughter of Sammy Davis Jr., has died, her ex-husband Guy Garner confirmed to the Associated Press.
Garner said Tracey died in Franklin, Tennessee, on November 2, following a short illness. An official cause of death was not revealed.
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Tracey was born on July 5, 1961 to Davis and his second wife, Swedish actress May Britt Ringquist (who divorced him in 1968 after his affair with actress Lola Falana).
In her 2014 book, titled Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey With My Father, Tracey revealed that her parents' interracial marriage led to President John F. Kennedy refusing to allow Davis to perform at his Inauguration.
Davis was a registered Democrat who supported Kennedy's 1960 campaign for president. Davis died from complications of throat cancer in 1990 at age 64.
Tracey used her life experiences to pen her 1996 book Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father, in which she shared personal recollections about getting to know her dad as an adult. She said his busy career kept him on the road for much of her childhood.
Last month, MGM announced they were using the book to develop a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic, to which Tracey said in a statement: "I am thrilled to know my father’s life, both private and public, will be brought to the big screen with this team of storytellers.
"He and my mother May Britt took on the world, choosing love and compassion over hatred and bigotry, and I am a product of that decision."
Tracey is survived by her mother, her four children, her half-brother Manny and her two adopted brothers, Mark and Jeff.
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A man-hating lesbian is racking up 5 star reviews for her book, titled Lesbian Genius.
"We have to erase men," said Alice Coffin, a lesbian activist and Paris city councillor. According to DailyMail.com, Alice said she doesn't listen to music, read books, or watch films made by men.
Alice and her partner, a male-identified lesbian named Yuri, belong to a growing sisterhood who see men as a danger to women everywhere.
"We have to erase them. Erase them from our minds, from our pictures, from our representation. I don't read books by men anymore, I don't watch their movies, I don't listen to their music", she writes.
Alice, who is a male-identified lesbian, says she "imagined" herself as a boy when she was younger. But she now believes being a lesbian is a "greater" achievement than being male.
She claims men are waging a "permanent war on women" and her book is a response to the favor men continue to receive in society.
Alice said society erects monuments to men and celebrate their male heroes, while women are objectified and reduced to their feminine parts.
Alice's book received a flood of 5 star reviews on Amazon as readers gush that the author makes points they haven't heard before.
According to Reality TV Scandals blog, reality TV personality and local attorney Phaedra Parks finally sat for her deposition.
If you recall, Parks filed a lawsuit against author Angela Stanton for publishing a book detailing alleging criminal activity on the part of Parks and her known associates. Vibe magazine, which published Stanton's book, ultimately settled with Parks for an amount that was reported to be $2,500.
Parks sat for Stanton's deposition in February. Since then, Parks ducked and dodged Stanton's lawyer's requests to sit for her own deposition in the presence of Stanton.
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World renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died at age 86.
Angelou, who recently battled health problems, was found by her caretaker at her home on Wednesday morning, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed.
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New York socialite and reality star La La Anthony stopped by Barnes & Noble book store in Atlanta to sign copies of her new book "The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness". La La is married to NY Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, which makes her something of an expert at advising long-suffering women. Local celebrities Toya Wright and Chaka Zulu (Ludacris' manager) showed their support.
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James Radford, Jr., the attorney for author Angela Stanton, has asked a Gwinnett County judge to rule in favor of his client in the matter of Phaedra C. Parks vs. Angela Stanton. Radford cites the fact that Parks, an attorney herself, has refused to sit for a deposition to show evidence that Stanton defamed the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member in her book, Lies of a Real Housewife.
Radford is also asking the court to order Parks to pay Stanton's attorney's fees.
Read the full Motion for summary judgment below.
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