Ashley “A.J.” Jewell was laid to rest Friday, October 9th. Family and friends of Jewell mourned his passing and celebrated the life of the young man who’s life ended suddenly after a brawl at the strip club he co-owned. Along with AJ’s children and former spouses, his former fiance Kandi Burruss was there supported by all of her fellow castmates.
Regardless of all the speculation surrounding his death, AJ was still a living, breathing human being who touched a lot of lives in Atlanta. Publicist April Love even wrote an ode to AJ over at FreddyO’s spot where she reminds us to keep media in perspective:
When you are reading about these people, keep in mind; this is someone’s sister, someone’s brother, someone’s son, someone’s father. And, you are only seeing a miniscule fraction of their REAL lives. Reality television producers shoot hours and hours of footage but, edit them down to forty minutes of the most “entertaining” aspects of their subject’s lives. AJ’s father Ashley Jewell Sr., who happens to be a Pastor, spoke of a son who knew God, a son he prayed for and with, a son who he anointed with oil. He said his son was special and people who took the time to get to know him picked that up about him. And, his children will be continually be reminded of his short but meaningful legacy. It is unfortunate that he wasn’t able to find that marriage he was searching for with either of his ex-wives or with Kandi Burruss but, it’s evident that he left an indelible mark on each of their hearts.
Though it was for a very short time, I am very happy I was able to meet this guy with the unforgettable smile, Rest in Peace AJ!
And I agree. Never judge someone merely on the media’s portrayal of that person. Reality shows are edited in ways that are meant to entertain. The same goes for blogs and gossip. It’s all entertainment…that is, until someone makes up lies about you.
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Usher Raymond IV and his almost ex-wife, Tameka Foster Glover Raymond are still battling it out in their nasty divorce proceedings. Claims have been made that Usher has been refusing to sign the papers, while his camp claims that it’s the judge that holding up the documents. Whatever the case, Usher seems to have moved on with his life and is busy promoting his upcoming project, appropriately entitled Raymond v. Raymond, while his soon to be ex is busy racking up criminal complaints.
The drama seemed to unfold as Usher leaked a track early last week called “Papers” that basically ethered his soon to be ex (Click to listen/download). Tameka then fired back by writing an essay that I wasn’t interested enough to read. It was revealed later by TMZ that just days prior to the release of the “diss” track the singer had to involve the authorities to keep Tameka at bay. Ursh had to call the cops not once… but twice! Even accusing Meka of scaling fences OJ style sneaking onto his property and scratching up one of his vehicles.
Johns Creek Police Department reports confirm that on Sept. 10th, Usher Continue Reading…
According to TMZ, Toni Braxton is facing foreclosure on her Century City, California home:
Pop diva Toni Braxton has been battling health problems for the last few years — and she might need all her strength to pack up her stuff and move … cause the bank is coming after her home.
According to documents filed last month, Braxton has defaulted on her mortgage payments — and now Bank of America is looking to foreclose. They claim she owes $12,503.20 on a place in Century City, Calif.
Toni closed down her Vegas gig a few years back — she may want to start it up again … quick.
Toni released a single early last month entitled “Yesterday” in anticipation of her comeback CD. Pulse is scheduled for launch sometime around February 2010. Hopefully Toni can stay afloat until then….
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Rihanna was spotted in New York yesterday fresh from the shooting of her upcoming album cover in Berlin. She was caught by the paparazzi as she arrived at a recording studio last night (October 13).
Sporting a sleek new blonde haircolor and slightly a longer fauxhawk, RiRi did the dayum thang as usual:
Rihanna just completed a photoshoot for her upcoming album, which is set to drop November 23rd. Check out a few photos and behind the scenes video from the shoot below: Continue Reading…
Alley started the gossip by posting a series of saucy messages via her Twitter where she’s constantly hinting at a fling with
“oh gee…let me think…hmmm..I think I’ll go by Mrs. Foxy Foxx after Mr. Foxx and I are married..is that wrong?
I don’t need to see Mr. Foxx’s naked picture. I see him naked three times a week… standing over me.” “
Okay Kirstie….umma need you to remove Jamie’s nude pic from the ceiling over your bed…
Video ganked from Crunk&Disorderly
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