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Beyonce 'could have secret half-sister' - star's dad is hit with new paternity claim

Beyonce could be in for another shock – after it was reported that her father has been hit by a paternity suit claiming he has a secret daughter.

The 32-year-old singer’s father Mathew Knowles was apparently named in documents filed in May 30 by a former lingerie model called Taqoya Branscomb, who alleges that he is the father of a female child born in Harris County, Texas in 2010.

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Ex-Scandal Star Columbus Short Arrested for Public Intoxication

07/05/2014 at 02:20 PM EDT

Columbus Short, Ex-Scandal Star, Arrested After Bar Fight in Dallas
Columbus Short

Columbus Short was arrested for public intoxication Friday in Dallas, Texas, police confirm to PEOPLE.

The former Scandal star was booked after allegedly fighting with security at a local bar called Katy Trail Ice House, according to an employee.

A worker says the bar employs off-duty police officers, and Short, 31, "got into an issue" with them at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

"He was uncooperative with police," the employee says. "It was a minor issue. He was verbally assaulting the police."

Short's lawyer and manager did not immediately return requests for comment.

                                    JET Magazine Releases its Final Print Issue JET app will launch June 30

JET magazine will release its final print issue, hitting newsstands nationwide on Monday, June 9.

The cover of the last issue salutes JET magazine's iconic history with images of previous covers throughout the past 63 years. Inside, readers will find a retrospective of the news covered in the magazine dating from 1951 to the present.

JET is launching a new weekly digital magazine app later this month. The new app, scheduled to launch June 30, will be available on all tablet devices and mobile platforms. It will feature weekly updates on entertainment, sports and news of importance to our readership, as well as enhanced functionality for the Beauty of the Week. June 30 is JET App Day.

About JET
JET magazine, initially billed as "The Weekly Negro News Magazine," is noted for its role in chronicling the early days of the Civil Rights movement. The publication is now transitioning into an all-digital format. The new weekly digital magazine app will leverage a variety of storytelling tactics, including video interviews, enhanced digital maps, 3D charts and photography from the JPC archives. The magazine has been a trusted news source to Black Americans since 1951, bringing life to its popular catchphrase: "If it isn't in JET, it didn't happen.


Award-Winning Director, Writer Alton Glass Makes History at the 18th Annual American Black Film Festival, ‘CRU’


Alton Glass

Director/Writer Alton Glass

Los Angeles, CA — Celebrated director, writer, producer Alton Glass is no stranger to the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), or the winner’s circle for that matter. At the 18th annual ABFF held in New York City, Glass and ensemble won awards for his engaging and heartfelt drama, “CRU”, making history by winning all nominated categories.

The award-winning film “CRU” tells the story of four high school best friends whose lives are dramatically changed after a near fatal accident, and when they reunite 18 years later they discover a set of past and present secrets that threaten to alter the course of their future.

The drama won the following awards in each nominated category:

* Grand Jury Prize for Best Director - “CRU,” Directed by Alton Glass, award and $5,000 prize provided by Cadillac

* Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay - “CRU,” written by Alton Glass and Oliver W. Ottley III, award and $5,000 prize presented by the Time Warner Foundation

* Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature – “CRU,” Written by Alton Glass & Oliver W. Ottley III, Directed by Alton Glass, Executive Producer Courtney Triggs, Produced by Danny Green, Alton Glass, Matthew Hatchette and Oliver W. Ottley III, award presented by BET Networks

* Audience Award for Best Film – “CRU,” Written by Alton Glass & Oliver Ottley III, Directed by Alton Glass, Executive Producer Courtney Triggs, Produced by Danny Green, Alton Glass, Matthew Hatchette and Oliver W. Ottley III, award presented by Nielsen


CRU stars Keith Robinson, Richard T. Jones, Harry J. Lennix, Melissa DeSousa, Sammi Rotibi, Antwon Tanner, Alison Eastwood and Jermaine Crawford.



'Real Housewives of Atlanta' reality star Kandi Burruss marries Todd Tucker

By Faith Karimi, CNN

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Kandi Burruss performs the National Anthem before the game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Orlando Magic at Philips Arena on November 26, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Kandi Burruss performs the National Anthem before the game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Orlando Magic at Philips Arena on November 26, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • The couple dated for years before they got engaged in 2013
  • Burruss, a Grammy-winning singer, is a former member of R&B group Xscape
  • A clip from an upcoming episode shows Tucker confronting his future mother-in-law

Atlanta (CNN) -- After a bumpy road to the altar, Kandi Burruss has finally said "I do" to her longtime beau.

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star got hitched to Todd Tucker, one of the show's former producers, before family and friends in Atlanta on Friday evening, the show said on its website.

Burruss, a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, is a former member of R&B group Xscape.

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In the Bravo hit TV reality show, Burruss' mother continually expressed disappointment about her pending nuptials to Tucker, whom she described as opportunistic.

A clip from an upcoming episode shows Tucker confronting his future mother-in-law about her disapproval of their relationship.

The couple dated for years before they got engaged in 2013.

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Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis

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   Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis have each filmed in Atlanta before, and now the two talented ladies are teaming up.

   Lopez, who starred in the 2012 ensemble comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting," and the Oscar-nominated Davis, who starred in the 2013 thriller    "Prisoners"(which is up for an Academy Award), are partnering for "Lila and Eve."

   "Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action," is the plot, per imdb.

   The movie filmed in the downtown Decatur area today. Here's a photo that shows J-Lo, left, and Davis bundled up against the cold. Sorry about Atlanta's crazy weather, ladies!

   L&E will be shooting in Atlanta for several more weeks.

Da Brat Ordered To Pay $6.4 Million For Assaulting Ex-NFL Cheerleader

Back in 2007, Shawntae Harris a.k.a. rapper Da Brat hit a nightclub hostess and former Falcons cheerleader in the face with a rum bottle in Atlanta. Harris went to prison for almost three years, but her debt hasn't been fully paid, according to a jury.

Harris's prison sentence was for the original aggravated assault charge, but Shayla Stevens also filed a civil suit that asked for financial compensation. And Stevens won that suit today when a Cobb County jury ruled that Harris must pay $6.4 million—$3.7 million in compensatory damages and $2.7 million in punitive damages—to Stevens, who suffered a brain injury because of the attack, according to her lawyer.

It doesn't seem like Da Brat would have $6.4 million to shell out, but her lawyer has not appealed the decision yet, though she believed it was excessive.

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]


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"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" cast at Cream Ultra Lounge (l-r): Kirk Frost, Mimi Faust, Mingnon Dixon, Erica Dixon, Rasheeda Frost, Mona Scott-Young, Joseline Hernandez, Dawn Heflin (in back), Stevie J and Momma Dee

(ATLANTA) Monami EntertainmentNFGTV and Myx Fusions gave over 300 Atlanta press and industry insiders a sneak preview of the Season 2 premiere episode of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta." Guests packed Cream Ultra Lounge to get a glimpse of the attending cast which included Stevie J, Joseline Hernandez, Mimi Faust, Erica Dixon, Rasheeda Frost, Kirk Frost, Shay Johnson, Momma Dee, BenzinoMingnon Dixon and newcomers Traci Steele, Babey Drew and Che Mack. Executive producer Mona Scott-Young welcomed the crowd, adding that season 2 is just as thrilling as the first one. BOSSIP senior editor Janee Bolden moderated the cast Q&A, while DJ Fadelf kept the crowd moving throughout the night. Additional guests included Shawty Lo, DJ Toomp, Adiz Bambi ("Basketball Wives"), Alexandra Dilworth (Bravo's "Taking Atlanta"),Sincerely Ward (Bravo's "Taking Atlanta") and more. Special thanks to Myx Fusions, Malibu Red andCiroc.


"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" premieres Monday, April 22 at 8pm ET/PT on VH1. Visit the show online


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