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Kelis Gets Ordered to Pay Nanny $17,000 After Leaving Her Stranded in London

According to a report, Kelis allegedly left her nanny stranded while overseas, and now has to pay almost $18,000 to the woman.

The nanny—Soraya Tascon was with Kelis while the singer was on tour in June 2016. Tascon was taking care of Kelis’ then six-month-old baby and seven-month-old son that she and Nas have together. Kelis reportedly was supposed to give the nanny $750 a week to take care of her children, but did not do so. When they reached London, Kelis fired the nanny and didn’t pay for a plane ticket for the woman to get back to Los Angeles.

Tascon had to find her way back to L.A. and filed a complaint to the Labor Commission of the State of California. It was noted that the Labor Commissioner immediately sided with Tascon in the matter, saying she was a victim.

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Mariah Carey opens up about her battle with bipolar disorder

Mariah Carey has spoken for the first time about her 17-year battle with bipolar disorder.

The singer told People she was first diagnosed with the condition in 2001 after a mental breakdown which resulted in her being admitted to hospital.

Carey, who has sold 200 million records worldwide, said she only recently has sought medical treatment.

She said it came after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through”.

“Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she explained.

“It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore.

“I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love – writing songs and making music.”

Carey said she is now having therapy and taking medication for bipolar disorder, which has caused her to have periods of depression and hypomania, which can cause irritability and insomnia.

“I’m actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good. It’s not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that. Finding the proper balance is what is most important,” she told People.

She added that for a long time she thought she had “severe sleep disorder” but whilst working on her album in the studio released “it wasn’t normal insomnia”.

“I was irritable and in constant fear of letting people down,” she added.

“I guess my depressive episodes were characterized by having very low energy. I would feel so lonely and sad – even guilty that I wasn’t doing what I needed to be doing for my career.”

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Toni Braxton Confirms Engagement to Birdman

Birdman and Toni Braxton made their first public appearance as a couple at the 2016 BET Awards. The pair have been very quiet about their relationship outside of close members of the Braxton family sharing their favorable opinions of the Cash Money CEO.

There has been speculation that Toni and Birdman have gotten married, but sources close to them denied that that ever happened. However, Tamar Braxton, the younger sister to the R&B star, told Wendy Williams in an interview that she believed the two had eloped. While the rumor mill has been keeping up, Toni has been spotted wearing a ring on her wedding finger in her recent photos and videos, with no confirmation of the big news until now.

The 50-year-old singer and the 49-year-old mogul are engaged. Toni confirmed the news in a trailer for the upcoming season of her family’s WeTV show, Braxton Family Values.

“I have an announcement to make,” she said to her family before exclaiming, “I’m engaged!” Her massive engagement ring was then shown up close.

This will be Toni’s second marriage and Birdman’s first. She was married to her former husband Keri Lewis for twelve years before their 2013 divorce.

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Actress and Singer Della Reese Dies at 86

Recently, news surfaced that actress Della Reese passed away at the age of 86. The actress, who was born in 1931, had a detailed career in film and television. She appeared in shows like “Touched By An Angel” and “Bates Motel.” Reese also made appearances in movies like “Harlem Nights” featuring Redd Foxx and Eddie Murphy, “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” alongside Martin Lawrence, and more.

Before venturing into acting, Reese began as a singer, starting out as a gospel vocalist then transitioning into jazz and pop. Reese found success as a singer as well with the release of her 1959 single “Don’t You Know?”

A statement was released on Reese’s passing via her former “Touched By An Angel” co-star, Roma Downey. The statement said “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love. She was an incredible Wife, Mother, Grandmother, friend, and Pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer.”

Downey went on to say “Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people. She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on Touched By An Angel. I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. We love you.”

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Janet Jackson Shares 1st Pics of Baby Boy

JANET Jackson has shared the first photograph of her four-month-old son Eissa.

The singer, 50, can be seen gently holding her baby as she plants a loving kiss on his head. Wrapped up in a black blanket, Eissa gives a hearty yawn as the photo is taken.

Janet wrote alongside the picture: “My baby and me after nap time.”

Fans of the star were delighted with the picture, with many sharing kind words with Janet.

 

Despite splitting from his wife of five years just three months after the birth of their son, wealthy Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana, 42, still has nothiing but love for Janet.

 

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Keke Wyatt Confirms She’s Expecting

R&B diva Keke Wyatt has confirmed that she’s expecting her ninth child with husband Michael Ford.

Keke Wyatt Confirms She's Expecting

In a statement released by her team, Wyatt says, “My family is excited. We come from big families where I’m from. Everyone knows my work doesn’t stop when I’m pregnant so I’m excited to continue performing and traveling around the world.”

Wyatt has three children from a previous marriage, this will be the her fifth child with Ford. She’s also the stepmother to a child from Ford’s previous relationship.

The baby news came along with an announcement about Wyatt’s upcoming appearance in Centric’s Being. The singer will appear on an episode of the docu-series, which will show fans a new side of Wyatt and include details about her explosive first marriage, career, childhood, and include previously unseen footage.

Keke Wyatt Confirms She's Expecting

Wyatt’s episode of Being airs April 8 at 10p.m. on Centric.

As for Wyatt and Ford’s impending bundle of joy, gender and potential names have not been released, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for the announcement.

SOURCE: ESSENCE

Keyshia Cole Joins Cast of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’

Keyshia Cole has officially joined the cast of Love & Hip-Hop, according to a report from theJasmineBrand.com.

Keyshia Cole Joins Cast of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’

She had originally said that she would not be joining the show because of the public reaction, with insiders telling theJasmineBrand, “After the public found out about Keyshia joining the show, she didn’t like the response. She got cold feet and was having second thoughts.”

Keyshia Cole Joins Cast of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’

However, it looks like the deal has now been finalized, and she will reportedly begin filming within the next week. Reportedly, she is already hanging out with her fellow cast mates in preparation.

Cole’s ex-husband, former NBA star Daniel “Booby” Gibson, will also reportedly join her on the cast.

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