Zoe Saldana took a lot of heat when she decided to play Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic. According to many, Zoe was not fit for the role due to her light complexion. And then her recent interview with Allure, in which Zoe admitted to being androgynous and maybe even having kid with a woman sparked some rumors about her sexuality as well. This and many other issues, Zoe addressed in her recent interview BET.
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Diddy joined his forces with WWE new campaign against bullying. The campaign, called “Be a STAR” was created by WWE and The Creative Coalition in order to stand up against bullying and encourage young kids to treat each other with respect.
“I’m thrilled to extend my partnership with WWE,” said Diddy in a statement.” And align myself with their Be a STAR, anti-bullying initiative. Bullying is a very serious issue and needs to stop now.”
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Lauryn Hill was sentenced to 3 months in Federal Prison for tax evasion during a hearing earlier today. Earlier we reported, that the judge ordered Lauryn to pay $554,000 before May 3rd.
Well, Lauryn managed to pay more than $970,000 in total out of what she owed to the government in back taxes.
However, the judge found that neither the fact that Lauryn paid nor her 6 kids that she is raising was good enough reason to keep her out of prison.
Lauryn will have to spend 3 months in prison, 3 months READ MORE
The 12-year NBA-veteran, Jason Collins, announced that he was gay in Sports Illustrated May,2013 issue. Collins played with the NBA Boston’s Celtics this season until he moved to Washington Wizards. His decision to publicly come out after so many years didn’t come easy. It took a long time and a lot of self-searching, until Collins decided to stop hiding who he truly was. And today he is the first active openly gay male athlete in history.
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” writes Collins in the article.”I didn’t READ MORE
As you probably know, Lauryn Hill was under the fire for failing to pay $1.8 million in taxes from 2005 to 2007. Since last year, was trying to strike a deal with the court to pay off a restitution for what she owed and last summer she was ordered to pay $554,000. However, the singer only payed $50,000 since then and US Magistrate Judge, Madeline Cox was very unhappy with it during the court hearing yesterday.
“This is not someone who stands before the court penniless,”the Judge scolded Lauryn. “This is a criminal matter. Actions speak louder than words, and there has been no effort here to pay these taxes.”
In the meantime, Judge gave Lauryn 2 weeks to READ MORE