Jackie Christie Is DONE Talking About Her Estranged Daughter Ta’Kari on “Basketball Wives”

For so long, Jackie Christie was the don diva of the L.A. version of the Basketball Wives franchise. But this season, Jackie’s crown has been rocked a bit as Evelyn Lozada returned to the fray.

The main storyline for Evelyn was that she had “interfered” with Jackie’s family by donating $3,500 to Jackie’s estranged daughter Ta’Kari’s GoFundMe for her burnt son. This donation, and Evelyn’s subsequent relationship with Ta’Kari on social media, led to Jackie going at it with Evelyn on more than one occasion on the show.

But Jackie Christie recently let VH1 know that she is DONE talking about her estranged daughter Ta’Kari on BBW.

I’m not interested in any way, shape, or form in entertaining this bogus behavior between the two of them, anymore. I really feel bad that the audience has to be bamboozled to believing all of this nonsense. I love my daughter, I’ve always made that clear, I say it throughout the show. I’ve always defended her, regardless of whatever’s going on. And after this, I am done discussing my daughter. These are not clinical doctors that can do anything. [Evelyn] is a woman that is just choosing to use [the situation] for evil intent and it’s just not cool. I feel like [Evelyn] will get over it once the season has ended and she’s had her 15-minutes.

For her part, Evelyn continues to defend her behavior, claiming that her act of charity was straight from the heart and not a ploy for attention:

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Yeah, right, Evelyn. You needed a thread of drama to last you through the season because we all knew that your beef with Tami wouldn’t last for more than an episode or two. And you knew you had to match crazies with Jackie, the big crazy on BBW, so you went straight for the jugular.

And while normally, I think it’s fine to go after Jackie and treat her like a punching bag, getting involved with her daughter and her grandbaby is beyond the pale. Reality TV can get messy but this kind of family pain and betrayal is too much to be giggling about it.

Speaking of things that aren’t funny, Ta’Kari decided to show off the horrific burns her son suffered earlier this year, which Evelyn donated funds for on Instagram.

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Now, I’m not saying that Ta’Kari’s stories about her mama are false or that her book, Lights to Her Shadow, is nothing more than a collection of fairytales, but I do think posting the close-ups of your son’s SEVERE burns is a sign of poor discernment and less-than-great judgment.

Jackie might be crazy but Ta’Kari is indeed troubled, and Evelyn needs to keep herself out of this mess. Here’s what Jackie had to say on the state of her relationship with Evelyn post-BBW reunion:

And as far as Evelyn goes, we have not spoken. We had some words at the reunion and I’m just very disappointed in her as a person, as a human being, as a woman but at the same time I don’t hold any malice in my heart for anybody. I am just shocked that she used something by [my daughter] that she doesn’t even know. A young girl who is struggling out there and she happens to be my daughter and using the whole thing for her own benefit, it’s very disappointing and disparaging.

I doubt Jackie can force VH1 to avoid the topic of her daughter on the show going forward. She’s no Shaunie after all. So if the ratings are up, Jackie won’t have a choice in the matter, and heck, don’t be surprised if Ta’Kari pops up next season as the newest cast member of BBW.

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Trace Amounts of Weed Found in Tiger Woods’ System on Night of DUI Arrest

It’s been just over two months since Tiger Woods was arrested of a suspected DUI. Though the golf legend was not under the influence of alcohol, his toxicology report from that night has been released and suggest he may have been smoking weed.

According to TMZ, five different drugs were found in Woods’ system when he was arrested during the early hours of May 29. Along with a cocktail of painkillers, THC was also in his system, the main chemical compound in marijuana.

Via TMZ:

The report shows Tiger tested positive for Hydrocodone (painkiller, generic form of Vicodin), Hydromorphone (powerful painkiller known as Dilaudid), Alprazolam (aka Xanax), Zolpidem (sleeping pill also known as Ambien) and THC.

In a statement released following his arrest, Woods said he suffered an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” but made no mention of weed.

Police found Woods passed out at the wheel of his car and noted the golf pro “had extremely slow and slurred speech.” Though he registered a 0.000 on a Breathalyzer test, he failed several field sobriety test and was taken into custody and cited for DUI.

Earlier this month Woods and his lawyers struck a deal with prosecutors in the case. He agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and enter a DUI diversion program for first-time offenders, which requires him to complete DUI education classes. He was also given 12 months of probation.

The reckless driving conviction will be wiped from his record upon completion of the program.

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Wayment. Timbaland “Confirmed” New Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears Duet?!

“Justney” still lives on?! This is apparently the nickname fans have given to 2000s super couple Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. And now, rumor has it that Justney just might reunite! Musically, of course.

Timbaland got the rumor mill going Monday (Aug. 14) when he hinted that a Britney and Justin duet is in the works. The music producer was interviewed on the set of the new competition show he judges, Boy Band!, by hosts of the relatively unknown podcast, Pop University.

The hosts, Maddie Lazer and Hannah Rowston, asked if the long-rumored “Justney” collab would actually happen. “It’s coming! New music 2018,” he said.

Lazer and Rowston made sure the producer—who has worked extensively with Justin—understood they meant Justin and Britney. “Justin and Britney and you,” the hosts said for clarification. “Yes, it’s coming. It’s coming,” Timbaland repeated with his eyes wide open and excited.

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Timbaland first sparked the duet rumors in April when he “liked” several photos of both Britney and Justin. The producer was already in the recording studio with Justin at the time. Shortly thereafter, Justin re-tweeted an old tweet of his giving Britney a shout-out.

While promoting her 9th album Glory last year, Britney stated in an interview that she would love to work with Justin again. When questioned, Justin said he would be open to the idea as well. “Sure! Absolutely, absolutely. I’m accessible. Give us a call!” he told E! News.

As one of Britney’s biggest fans since 1998, I can inform you that Britney and Justin have already recorded a song together. Justin co-wrote, produced, and provided backing/additional vocals on the song, “What It’s Like to Be Me,” which was the last track on the pop princess’ 2001 album, Britney.

Interestingly, Justin co-wrote and produced the track with Wade Robson, the man Britney allegedly cheated on Justin with and caused their abrupt break-up. However, this rumor has never been confirmed.

With all that being said, I am 100% here for a Britney/Justin duet produced by Timbaland! I’m suddenly very excited music in 2018.

You can listen to Timbaland’s interview with Pop University below.

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Karrueche Tran Claps Back at Body Shamers on Twitter: “Ya’ll Shame Natural Bodies But Praise Fake Ones”

Call it Clapback Monday, because Karrueche Tran was not here for the hate and body shaming she received yesterday (Aug. 14).

The Claws star posted a few photos of herself (in character) wearing a thong bikini over the weekend.

However, the post was met with several negative comments about her petite body. Some comments found on The Shade Room’s post on one of the bikini photos include:

“She look like a boy in his early stages of transitioning into a woman”

“She’s bonney [sic] asf nasty broom”

Awwww kahoochie [sic] need some meat on them bones hunny”

The body shaming comments were enough to force Tran to delete her photos, but she clapped back on Twitter with a strong stance. “Y’ll shame natural bodies but praise fake ones,” she wrote. “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it at all,” she followed up in another tweet.

Tran has posted revealing photos in the past, so it’s unclear why these particular bikini shots sparked the body shaming comments. Or maybe she’s gotten them in the past and this Twitter word for her haters was a long time coming. In any case, at least she stood up for herself and made a statement against body shaming.

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Watch “Baller Wives” Episode 1

The series premiere of “Baller Wives” aired on VH1 Monday night (Aug. 14).

In the series premiere, Kijafa Vick tries to make peace with her controversial neighbor, Stacey Chambers. Their ongoing feud comes to a head when their friends clash at a summer rooftop party, and Jeniva Samuel stresses over her husband’s new dream.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “BALLER WIVES” EPISODE 1

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Watch “Basketball Wives” Season 6 Reunion (Episode 17)

The “Basketball Wives” Season 6 Reunion (Episode 17) aired on VH1 Monday night (Aug. 7).

The ladies gather together for the first time after their trip to Miami, Jackie and Evelyn push their strained relationship to the limits, and Cristen is confronted once again about her miscarriage.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “BASKETBALL WIVES” SEASON 6 REUNION (EPISODE 17)

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Watch Love & Hip Hop Hollywood Season 4 Episode 4

“Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” Season 4 Episode 4 aired on VH1 Monday night (Aug. 14).

Masika hires Misster Ray to plan an event, only to get caught in the crossfire. Meanwhile, concerns mount over Teairra’s self-destructive behavior, A1 considers a collaboration with Keyshia Cole, and Brooke and Booby hatch a plan to teach Marcus a lesson.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD” SEASON 4 EPISODE 4

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Usher Denies Alleged Days Inn Hook-Up With Quantasia Sharpton Because He Only Had Eyes for Grace Miguel

Usher continues to deny he ever hooked up with his latest accuser, Quantasia Sharpton. Sources say the singer was too busy falling in love with his now-wife to hook up with groupies back in 2014.

Earlier this week, an anonymous Days Inn employee in Atlantic City came forward to reveal that she saw Usher and Sharpton together at the hotel in November 2014. She witnessed the pair after midnight on the night in question and the two presumably went to Sharpton’s room for a quick rendezvous.

People close to Usher have previously denied Sharpton’s allegations because she’s “not his type.” In response to the Days Inn staffer’s bombshell, sources are, once again, exclusively telling TMZ a hook-up never happened, because he was developing a relationship with his now-wife, Grace Miguel.

Via TMZ:

Usher tells them at the time of his alleged encounter, Grace was his manager and they spent ALL their free time together.

His people say when the two weren’t enjoying free time, it was all business, and they were inseparable. The couple got engaged less than 2 months after the alleged Days Inn tryst.

The sources also tell TMZ that the concert Sharpton attended ran late and the meet-and-greet that followed went well-past midnight, meaning the R&B singer couldn’t have been at the Days Inn when the staffer claimed.

They also say Usher was on a tight tour schedule, leaving little free-time to have secret hook-ups.

Sharpton—along with two other people—is suing the singer for exposing her to herpes with first disclosing his STD status. However, she has tested negative for the STD and her history scamming celebrities was exposed by several of her friends.

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Celebs Doing Good: Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper & Britney Spears Give Back

Something must be in the air because celebrities are feeling extra generous lately. Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, and Britney Spears have all recently lent a helping hand to those in need.

Mars made a surprise announcement during his concert in Detroit on Saturday night (Aug. 12). The singer announced he will be donating $1 million to aid in the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Mars said in a statement:

“I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”

Proceeds from Mars’ sold-out concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills will be donated to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. In a statement, the organization said it is “honored” and “grateful” for the donation.

“We know Bruno Mars’ $1 million gift will be transformative to the children and families of Flint. He understands the issues faced by Flint citizens, and we are touched by his concern and generosity.”

The ongoing Flint Water Crisis began in 2014 when the city’s drinking water supply was switched from Detroit to the Flint River. Insufficient treatment exposed more than 100,000 residents to water with high lead levels that have been linked to Legionnaires’ disease and other health issues.

Meanwhile, also on Saturday, Chance the Rapper served as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Bud Billiken Bash, the city’s annual back-to-school parade. In connection with his non-profit, SocialWorks, the rapper passed out 30,000 bookbags packed with school supplies.

He also held a surprise free concert. “I wanted to make sure I can identify all those teachers that support our youth and build our children up, all those fathers that are out here with their families, the cornerstones of their houses, bringing their families out,” he said.

In a pre-recorded video, President Barack Obama also had an inspiring message for those who attended the concert.

“We want to make sure our kids are safe, we want to make sure that they are ready to go back to school. We want to make sure that we are nurturing and protecting and encouraging and loving the next generation of leaders all throughout the city of Chicago. So, Chance, I’m grateful for everything that you’ve done on behalf of the young people back home.”

Britney Spears has also announced that from now until the end of the year, $1 of every ticket sold of her blockbuster Las Vegas residency show will go towards public schools affected by the devastating Louisiana floods last year. Louisiana is Spears’ home state.

Spears’ Vegas show, Britney: A Piece of Me, has earned over $115 million to date and has maintained an 84% attendance record.

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Lil Scrappy Launches “Operation Find the Bam” in Desperate Attempt to Win Back Bambi Benson

At this point, this has to be for a storyline or something, right?! Either way, this is so sad. Lil Scrappy is still “looking for the Bam” and has resorted to asking random strangers if they’ve seen her.

Though his ex-fiancée Bambi Benson clearly wants absolutely nothing to do with him, Scrappy is still trying to win her back. In two Instagram videos on Saturday (Aug. 12), Scrappy launched “Operation Find the Bam” while in Miami. He asked several passersby if they had seen her.

“So I’m going on a hunt right now, tryin’ find the Bam. Nah, that ain’t her. Trying to find the Bam… they say she outchea,” he said to the camera. “You still looking for her?” asked a woman sitting behind him.

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In his second “Operation Find the Bam” vid, Scrappy asked several women if they had seen Bambi. However, his camera angles suggest he was interested in things other than The Bam. “I’m still looking; I can’t find her,” he concluded the video.

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Earlier this week, Scrappy chose a photo of Bambi and himself as his Throwback Thursday and wrote a note begging her to take him back. “This woman I really love and miss u in my life,” he wrote. The desperate move came after he had been texting Bambi for over a month to forgive him.

Given that the Atlanta-based rapper is currently in Miami and rumored to be joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop Miami, I’m beginning to wonder if this Bambi nonsense is part of his storyline. Mona really got this man out here looking foolish and desperate.

And the gag is, Bambi ain’t even thinking about the dude!

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