The eldest sibling of The Staple Singers, Cleotha Staples, has passed away at the age of 78. She died at her Chicago, Illinois home on Thursday (21Feb13) following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Mississippi, the singer's father Roebuck 'Pops' Staples formed the influential gospel group with his children Cleotha, Pervis, Yvonne and Mavis in 1948.
The band went on to find success with a number of hits, including Respect Yourself, I'll Take You There, Let's Do It Again and If You're Ready (Come Go with Me), and was frequently asked by Martin Luther King, Jr. to perform at several civil rights events and protests.
Read more HERE!
UPDATE: JET magazine has officially responded to Fantasia’s angry outburst over the editor’s choice for a cover photo for the latest issue.
Statement from Mitzi Miller, Editor in Chief, JET (Friday, February 22, 2013):
“JET magazine is honored to have Fantasia grace the cover of its March issue.
It is unfortunate that Fantasia is displeased with the cover selection, however JET stands by its decision. As standard editorial practice, JET consulted with Fantasia’s team, but reserves the right to select the image we deem as most appropriate for JET’s brand and reflective of the cover story sentiment.
JET continues to root for Fantasia’s success and encourages her fans to pick up the new issue.”
Rumors have been swirling singer Tyrese and TLC member Chilli ... is this proof? Earlier this week Tyrese posted the Instagram pic below to fans that says “she does it for me.”
Ever since Tyrese dropped the video “Nothing on You” last year…the two have been spotted together quite often. Here’s what Tyrese had to say about their relationship back then…
“Oh yeah, Chilli’s pregnant [laughs]! I’m just playing. That’s a good friend of mine. We’ve known each other for many years. I think there are only so many female entertainers left who are sweet, innocent, not jaded, who have natural beauty without implants and assistance. Doesn’t matter what camera angle you shoot them at, they’re just beautiful, and that’s who she is to me. And the fact that we already had a rapport and an energy about us, I just thought she was the perfect girl for the video. Things got real heated on the set, but we were just doing out jobs.
Kevin Hart is a fool. Performing as his singing alter ego, "HartFelt," Kevin has unveiled his debut single "Frost Without You."It’s a spoof of Robin Thicke's "Lost Without You," and it’s hilarious! Kevin Hart’s song and video made its debut this week on BET’s The Real Husbands Of Hollywood.
Take a peak at the full video HERE!
Actress Octavia Spencer said she would treat herself to a mastopexy after winning gold at the Oscars last year.
After the ceremony, the 'Help' actress told Parade magazine, "I am going to get my boobs lifted. That's going to be my first gift. I'm going to do that. I figured going into my 40s I want my boobs where they were when I was 17."
The actress revealed her new look on The View Thursday (21 Feb13) and told the hosts, “"I got them a little bit smaller, and a little lift. You probably can't tell too much."