Sundy Carter Suing Draya Michele, Malaysia Pargo Over 2013 Brawl

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She got a black eye and now somebody has to pay…even if it’s two years later.

TMZ reports that “Basketball Wives: LA” star Sundy Carter has filed a police report against her co-stars, Draya Michele and Malaysia Pargo claiming that their living room brawl resulted in permanent damage to her eye.

The incident, which took place July 2013 during the show’s third season, jumped off when Sundy reacted to Draya calling her “ratchet.”

TMZ points out that the statue of limitations for assault is only one year in California. However, Carter only learned of its affect on her eye socket six months ago, so she may have a case.

Should the court reject her criminal suit, Carter can always take the case to civil court, where here statue of limitations has yet to expire.

 

Jazmin Sullivan Opens Up about Her Break from the Music Industry

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If you’re a Jazmine Sullivan fan, you know the singer – after taking several years off – is back!

She came on the scene in 2008 with hits, “Need U Bad” and “Bust Your Windows” from debut album “Fearless.”

Many fans and inquiring minds wondered why she disappeared from the music scene after her sophomore album, “Love Me Back,” in 2010. “People thought that I stopped because my second album didn’t sell as well. That wasn’t true,” Sullivan told ESSENCE.com. “I was going through a tough time in life. I was in a relationship, it was not good and it kinda took all my focus from everything.”

She continued her interview with ESSENCE.com and told the magazine her relationship was unhealthy and very difficult.

Unfortunately, she isolated herself from everything she loved, and that included music.

“When things are bad, they just take up all of your energy. You can’t really see straight. Once I got out of it, I realized that I had stopped doing something that I’d wanted to do all my life,” she said.

She added, “something that I had been working to do all my life. I realized that I had lost myself. That should have been the last thing I stopped—my music—because I love it.”

But she overcame and got back on track thanks to some help from faith and family. “God and my family got my mind right,” she said.

She’s grateful she still has a spot in music and that fans are anticipating her comeback.

“Other artists can come in and take your place when you’re not there to fill it,” she said. “I’m glad to see that I still have a spot.”

 

Tamar on K. Michelle’s Reply to ‘Muppet’ Tears: ‘I Own My Feelings’

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Tamar Braxton took to Instagram Thursday to clap back at K. Michelle and anyone else who laughed at her breakdown over being called a Muppet.

In a post that has since been deleted, Tamar wrote: “Since WHEN is it not ok for you to express yourself?? Not Bashing anyone, not attacking anyone, not using anyone else’s time, outlet, tv show…but only giving YOUR feelings when asked? I OWN my feelings…They are NOT for sale, debate or for you to depict so it will make sense to YOU!!!”

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Braxton’s response comes after K. Michelle appeared to address her breaking down on an episode of “The Real” last week after expressing how hurtful the Muppet comparisons have been.

K. Michelle tweeted: “Every action warrants a reaction. You can’t go and start a fight with someone then when they reply cry and play victim.”

 

Michelle Obama’s ‘Bald’ Look on ‘Jeopardy!’ Freaks Folks Out (Watch)

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Did you see what you think you saw when First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on “Jeopardy!” on Tuesday (March 24)?

That’s the question many people asked online as still frames of Obama from the show seemingly showing her balding or having very little hair made its way onto Twitter. Needless to say, the Twitter verse and media outlets like The Hill, USA Today and the New York Daily News weighed in with theories on what they saw.

“Why does Michelle Obama look like she’s bald on @Jeopardy today?” user @dubcart tweeted

“Obvs, it was just the lighting & a slick back pony. But who cares if Michelle Obama cut off all her hair?! I think she would wear it well,” @lisvh suggested while alluding that Obama’s apparent baldness was simply an optical illusion caused by a her hairstyle and some harsh lighting.

As it turned out, Obama simply had her hair pulled back tightly for her time on “Jeopardy!” and perhaps, as MSNBC noted, some lighting issues.

The first lady’s “Jeopardy!” appearance was an effort to promote the healthy-eating-tips website ChooseMyPlate.Gov. During her cameo, Obama gave five video clues about healthy eating, such as, “Punch up your lasagna with layers of red & orange vegetables such as butternut squash, which helps eye health with this pigment.”

The Tuesday appearance marked the second time Obama appeared on “Jeopardy!” Her last appearance on the show was in 2012.

To see the first lady’s talked about appearance on “Jeopardy!,” check out the video below:

 

Kelly Rowland Talks Shedding 70lbs of Baby Weight

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Kelly Rowland has one word to explain how she lost 70lbs after giving birth to her son, Titan Jewell, in November.

SoulCycle.

“[Trainer] Jeanette Jenkins is the secret, SoulCycle is the secret, [SoulCycle instructor] Angela Davis… when I go in there and it’s the wee hours of the morning she is a great secret, so motivational,” she told Extra about her weight loss routine. “Jeanette comes in with so much energy and this huge smile on her face and you can’t help but to get excited about working out.”

It’s not just about exercise. For Rowland, her diet has played an important role in getting fit post-baby.

“The 80/20 rule is all the way real,” she said. “Eighty percent of the time you eat those foods giving you nourishment. You’re eating clean. And twenty percent of the time, have guacamole, a ton of it like I do, and a margarita and maybe queso too!”

Titan was the first child for Rowland and husband Tim Witherspoon.

Rowland also opened up on whether or not fans would soon see another Destiny’s Child reunion anytime soon.

“The last reunion happened the other day when we all sat down and were just talking and enjoying each other’s company. It was awesome,” she said. “Not every time you see Destiny’s Child together may be in front of the camera. We still have our bond amongst each other. That’s the most beautiful gift Destiny’s Child has given me.”

 

K. Michelle on Tamar’s Meltdown: ‘Every Action Warrants A Reaction’

k michelle_tamar_braxtonTamar Braxton’s meltdown over K. Michelle likening her to a Muppet was one that garnered sympathy and support from those watching “The Real” on Wednesday (March 25).

But if you ask K. Michelle, Braxton got what she was due in light of her starting their infamous beef.

Braxton’s breakdown came amid a conversation she and her fellow “The Real” co-hosts had about bullying. When Jeannie Mai asked Braxton what advice she would give her son if he was ever bullied, Braxton stated that she wouldn’t know what to tell him.

The reason for that, according to Braxton, was because she is still going through bullying herself. From there she brought up K. Michelle’s Muppet comment and how it resulted in her asking her husband Vince if she really did look like a Muppet.

Taking to Twitter, K. Michelle reminded folks about her beef with Braxton as she alluded to Braxton in the following tweet:

Every action warrants a reaction. You can’t go and start a fight with someone then when they reply cry and play victim. — K. Michelle (@kmichelle) March 25, 2015

So does K. Michelle have a point? Should Braxton have expected the type of response she got from K. Michelle and not have been so emotional? With their beef going on for a good bit, is it time for Braxton and K. Michelle to just end it and move on to something more important?

Scroll down and tell us what you think.

 

Iyanla Vanzant Details Upcoming Karrueche Tran Interview (Video)

iyanla vanzant and karrueche tranKarreuche Tran’s up and down relationship with Chris Brown has been open for conversation among social media followers and casual observers for a hot minute now.

With the couple’s recent breakup, Tran opened up to spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant for an upcoming segment on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Vanzant sat down with theGrio.com to chat about her time with Tran, her motivation for interviewing the model-actress and whether or not Brown’s history of abuse was a factor toward the end of their relationship.

Hightlights are below:

theGrio: Iyanla, what made you want to do this exclusive interview with Karrueche Tran?

Iyanla: She asked. My understanding was that when the story broke, I think our producers just made a call to find out if she would be interested to having a healing conversation, and she said yes. Of course because it was a hot topic, everyone wants the exclusive, but she gave it to us. It was about having a healing conversation.

Without giving too much away, how much do you think Chris Brown being a father played a part in the demise in their relationship?

I don’t really know. What I learned in preparing for the interview was that there had been several acts of betrayal. See for me, this wasn’t even about Karrueche and Chris Brown. It was about hundreds and thousands of young women who make classic repetitive errors and unproductive unhealthy relationships with men. Karrueche represented those women for me. So I was really delighted to be able to hear her side of the story and talk to her about some broader possibilities.

Do you think there was emotional or mental abuse towards Karrueche?

In that particular relationship, betrayal of trust, violation of confidence played a factor. One of the things I asked her that was never really clear to me was, what was the nature of your relationship? What were the agreements in your relationship? It’s quite possible that Chris had one idea of what the relationship was and she had another. ‘Were y’all committed, were y’all monogamous, were y’all one-on-one?’ I really didn’t know. But if they were, if they had agreements and commitments in the relationship, and these agreements and commitments were violated… if trust was violated, if boundaries were violated, if promises were broken… yes, I do believe that is a form of emotional, psychological abuse.

Ultimately, what did Karrueche want to accomplish with this interview?

She wanted people to hear her voice. Her experience was that, as the result to her relationship with Chris and as a result of many of the things that were said by her and about her on social media, that people had the wrong idea of who she was. That she was putting up with bad behavior because she wanted an opportunity from him. That she was either unintelligent or irresponsible in going in and out of the relationship, and there were just some things that she wanted to say personally. Again, the blessing and the grace is because of who she was in a relationship with, people would listen. But there are hundreds of thousands of young women who go through that exact same scenario and never get to have their side of the story told. For me, it was more about a demonstration of what not to do and what to do and how to heal from it when you do it.

Get the rest of this interview at theGrio.

Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran” will air at 8/7c Saturday (March 28) on OWN.

Watch a clip from Saturday’s show in which Karrueche breaks down, feeling betrayed by Chris Brown:

 

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