Tracee Ellis Ross
 
Tracee Ellis Ross has denied a report alleging she threatened to cut back her Black-ish TV appearances if she didn't get a pay raise equal to co-star Anthony Anderson's substantial salary. Tracee reportedly earns $80K per episode wile Anderson takes home $100K per episode.

The Hollywood Reporter claimed on Friday, that the 45-year-old actress was earning considerably less than her 47-year-old male co-star and she planned to cut back her appearances on the hit ABC sitcom if her salary wasn't commensurate with Anderson's.

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Mariah Carey, bodyguard Michael Anello

The boss of a security firm which provided Mariah Carey's bodyguards has alleged sexual harassment in a lawsuit he filed for unpaid wages.

A lawyer for Michael Anello, the president of Anello Security & Consulting, is preparing to file a lawsuit alleging Carey owes more than $700,000 in agreed payments.

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Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood sued her record label for $1 million, claiming the label refused to let her out of her contract.

Courthouse News reports the 37-year-old singer/actress sued New York-based Chameleon Entertainment and its owner-CEO Breyon Prescott on Tuesday, claiming he "double-dipped" at her expense.

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Alexia Palmer

A Jamaican model is suing Donald Trump's modeling agency for breach of contract after the agency flew her to the U.S. with promises of a glamorous lifestyle and $75K a year salary.

Alexia Palmer was only 17 when Trump Model Management LLC brought her to the U.S. from Jamaica on a H-1B work-visa application in 2011.

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Chef Tookool

An Atlanta chef who claimed he was not paid to cater Tameka "Tiny" Harris' baby shower has changed his tune.

The man who calls himself Chef Tookool took to Instagram.com this morning to slam rap mogul T.I. Harris for not paying him to cater Tameka's star-studded baby shower that took place on Sunday.

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Kesha Taylor Swift

Last week a female judge in Manhattan denied Kesha Rose Sebert's request to terminate her Sony contract after the singer claimed she was raped by her producer, Dr. Luke.

The 28-year-old pop singer broke down and cried in open court when the judge told her Sony's commercial interests took priority over her personal safety and welfare.

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Chris Brown

Troubled singer Chris Brown is being detained in the Philippines for a 2nd straight day.

Yesterday, gossip tabloid TMZ.com got it wrong by reporting the 26-year-old singer was at the Manila airport and free to leave the Asian nation amid a contract dispute with a religious sect.

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Sherri Shepherd Lamar Sally split

Former "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd is walking away from a surrogacy agreement after deciding she wants nothing to do with the unborn baby.

Shepherd filed for divorce from her estranged husband Lamar Sally, who also filed for divorce from the 47-year-old television personality. Gossip tabloid TMZ reports Sally is preparing to file legal documents forcing Shepherd to meet her contractual obligations to the unborn baby. Sally is said to be the biological father of the unborn fetus. Shepherd is not the biological mother.

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October

Music tycoon Kanye West bailed on Nike following a dispute over royalties. In a recent interview with New York's HOT 97, Kanye explained:

“So [Nike] said, ok cool, we’re gonna give you a bigger sandbox to play in. We’re gonna give you this amount right here to design, and two collections a year, and 30 SKU — that’s the amount of items that you have. Would that make you happy, Kanye?” And rightfully so, Kanye replied: “I need royalties.”

In that same interview Kanye announced his partnership deal with Nike's rival, Adidas. Well, it seems Nike had a surplus of Air Yeezy 2 "Red October" shoes left over from Kanye's contract.

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CBS Cancels Judge Joe Brown

CBS has canned Judge Joe Brown, the longest-running courtroom TV series featuring a black judge.

The popular series helmed by outspoken real-life judge Joe Brown was cancelled after salary negotiations broke down, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“We would like to thank Joe for 15 great years, as well as executive producer John Terenzio and the entire staff for all their hard work and dedication to the show," CBS Television Distribution said in a statement on Tuesday.

Brown reportedly earned $20 million a year, but CTD wanted to cut his salary due to declining ratings of the show.

'Judge Joe Brown' was down 17 percent in the February sweeps, THR reports.

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An irate loyal reader sent this email to me yesterday:

This is "Cutty" Chad Coleman from the HBO Show "The Wire" hanging out in Atlanta with some bust down. While his wife is in New York sick. This nigga gets on my last nerves... He is a total GHETTO a** Nigga who's money done ran out. Hanging all up in the club, being in other people's VIP trying to get a drink then doesn't even offer to help pay the bill... FAKE dude needs to be put on blast. And that chick he with jumps from one mans arm to a next so whatever about her. While his wife is Sick in New York I'm glad he can party hard in Atlanta... Don't worry ladies he will be free loading in a city near you.

Signing Out!
Fake Nigga Spottah

Now Chad, aka Cutty, claims to be such a good Christian, well good Christian men don't take pictures hugged up in nightclubs with busty women who are not their wives.

It wasn't that long ago that Cutty spoke about changing his ways and honoring his marriage vows in accordance with God's will. (LINK)

Now all of this is a moot point if the woman in the photos is Cutty's wife. But I don't think she is. I could be wrong though -- Lawd knows I often am.

This section gives a voice to those in the industry who feel they have been wronged by certain industry execs, celebrities or companies.

Please note that you must have evidence in the form of canceled checks or pictures or your Blast will be rejected. This section is not for the public to air grievances with other private citizens.

As always, we give the parties at fault the opportunity to rebut the complaint by emailing us at sandra @ sandrarose.com (remove the spaces).

Hi Sandra. My name is Kim Morgan and I am a loyal reader of your site. On 1/23 I attempted to celebrate my 30th birthday with a party of 25 at Straits. It was awful! We were ignored and disrespected by the staff. The 4 course meal was stopped when we started to complain about the service. Would you have any information on who I would be able to talk to regrading my experience. I was never able to talk to a manager even after we repeatedly requested to speak to one. I went there to be supportive and because I am a fan of Ludacris. But honestly this was the worst experience I've ever had in a resturant.

Thank you

I received this email from PBrown, CEO of Street Talk Promotions. At first I wasn't going to post this, but then I changed my mind.

I think people need to see what happens when a so-called legitimate media outlet puts sensationalism before community pride and common decency.

Listen to the reporter chick as she hypes up an unfortunate incident at a charity event as if it's a newsworthy story. She totally ignores the good that came out of the charity event.

Rolling Out TV also disrespected the organizers who put a lot of money and time into this event.

Kudos to industry veteran Debra Antney who stepped in to try and restore calm.

Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 23:45
From: STREETTALK PROMOTIONS
To: sandra@sandrarose.com
Subject: 3 MIN OF BULLSH*T?? THAT'S ALL U GOT?? GIVE ME A F**KIN BREAK!!!

HOLD ON TO YA HATS,

CAUSE IM ABOUT TO GO IN ON THIS ONE...

I RECENTLY SENT OUT A BLAST THAT GAVE A RUN DOWN OF THE MANY CHARITABLE EVENTS THAT WENT DOWN IN THE ATL OVER THE LAST 3 WEEKS,AND FOR THE MOST PART MADE MANY COMMENTS WONDERING WHY ALL OF OUR POSITIVE EVENTS VIRTUALLY GO UNNOTICED BY THE "WHITE" MEDIA ....

BUT SADLY ,

HOW THE FUCK CAN I COME DOWN ON THEM WHEN ITS "US", WHO SO BLATANTLY DESTROY OURSELVES???

I MEAN, JUST WHAT IS A LITTLE PUBLICITY REALLY WORTH???

TELL ME ROLLING OUT TV!!! WHAT THE F*CK IS IT WORTH!!

IS IT WORTH MAKING A EVENT THAT GAVE AWAY $10,000 WORTH OF TOYS, CLOTHING, AND PRODUCTS TO A COMMUNITY WHERE 99.99% OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT LEFT HAPPY, LOOK LIKE SHIT???

IS IT WORTH THAT!?!?

IS IT WORTH SHOWCASING THE IGNORANCE OF ONE FEMALE IN A ROOM OF OVER 200 OTHER STRONG BLACK WOMEN, SOME WHO HAD TO PUT THERE SELF PRIDE ASIDE BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS FUCKED UP, BUT THEY WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO STILL HAVE A DECENT CHRISTMAS, IS IT WORTH SHOWCASING THE IGNORANCE OF THIS ONE FEMALE, KNOWING THE COMMENTS THAT WOULD COME WOULD BE DEMEANING AND TOTALLY DEGRADING NOT JUST TO THIS ONE WOMAN, BUT TO ALL BLACK WOMEN???

IS IT WORTH THAT!?!?

OK STREETTALK FAM WATCH THIS VIDEO AND THEN YOU TELL ME, WHO IS MORE IGNORANT???

A. THE LADY BITCHING ABOUT NOT RECEIVING A BIKE OR,

B. THE SO CALLED "EDUCATED" CAMERA CREW OF A NATIONALLY KNOWN BLACK OWNED MEDIA OUTLET THAT CAME OUT TO A 7HR EVENT, FILMED HOURS AND HOURS OF COVERAGE OF A SUCCESSFUL POSITIVE EVENT, AND THEN CHOSE TO PUT 2:26 SECONDS OF IGNORANT BULLSHIT ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP.COM, FOR THE WORLD TO SEE????

YOU DECIDE!!

OH I'M NOT FINISHED JUST YET..WERE WE NOT AT THE SAME EVENT??? I MEAN, WHAT EVENT WERE THEY COVERING WHEN THEY CLAIM IN THE VIDEO THAT..... "the lady was mad because there was no toys for smaller kids", STREETTALK READERS!! PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THESE PICS ARE FROM THE EXACT SAME EVENT & TAKEN AT THE EXACT SAME TIME ROLLING OUT TV WAS THERE!!! THE EXACT EVENT I BLASTED OUT IN MY LAST EMAIL THIS MORNING!!

NO TOYS FOR SMALL KIDS???? WTF???

LET ME SAY THIS, THAT 2 MINUTES AND 36 SECONDS HAPPENED AND I WITNESSED IT, BUT I ALSO CHOSE NOT TO TAKE LESS THAN 3 MINUTES OF A 7HR EVENT AND TOTALLY OVERSHADOW THE FACT THAT DJ HOLIDAY AND 107.9'S BEESTROH MADE CHRISTMAS FOR OVER 300 KIDS A HELL OF LOT BETTER THAN IT WOULD OF BEEN WITHOUT THIS EVENT. --- OH YEAH BY THE WAY, IT WAS NOT SHAWTY LO'S EVENT, HE WAS A SPONSOR, THE EVENT WAS A 107.9, BEESTROH AND DJ HOLIDAY EVENT!!

I CHOSE TO REPORT THE POSITIVE WHICH I GUESS MADE MY SHIT BORING TO MOST.. I CHOSE TO GIVE ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS, THE VENUE, AND EVERYONE WHO TOOK TIME OUT OF THEIR BUSY LIVES THE TYPE OF GRATITUDE AND EXPOSURE THEY RIGHTFULLY DESERVED.

WHAT WAS YOUR CHOICE ROLLING OUT TV???? BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY ITS ALL ABOUT CHOICES AND WHEN A MEDIA OUTLET SUCH AS YOURSELF MAKES SUCH RECKLESS CHOICES WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE NEGATIVE EFFECT IT HAS ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, NOT TO MENTION THE STRAIGHT INSULT TO THE EVENT ORGANIZERS ITSELF, IT SHOWS WHY WE CANT GET ANYWHERE AS A BLACK COMMUNITY, WHY WE CANT GET POSITIVE PRESS, WHY WE FALL SHORT OF BEING LOOK AT AS EQUALS....HOW THE HELL CAN WE GET MAD WHEN WE DO IT TO OURSELVES!!! ROLLINGOUT TV AND ROLLINGOUT NEWSPAPER OWES A LOT OF PEOPLE A MUCH DUE APOLOGY FOR THE NEGATIVE POTRAYAL AND THE AWFUL COVERAGE OF THIS EVENT.. I CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE GOOD ON THEM.

OH YEAH ,BY THE WAY.... WHAT DID_ ROLLING OUT DO FOR THE COMMUNITY THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON????

PLEASE SEND PICS AND COVERAGE OF YOUR COMMUNITY EVENTS TO STREETTALK404@AOL.COM, I'M CURIOUS TO SEE THEM....

PBROWN CEO STREETALK