Ashanti on “Access Hollywood Live” discusses her career and new single.


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After a fallout with her former label Murder Inc., the R&B princess picked up the pieces and launched her own label, Written Entertainment. In an interview with “Access Hollywood Live,” the 31-year-old entertainer spoke about moving past the darker days and taking her career into her own hands.
“The label I was with kinda fell under an indictment and that actually put a hold on everything,” explained Ashanti, who will release her first album since 2008’s The Declaration this year. “It was like a black cloud that I had to kinda come out of and we had to do a lot of damage control. I felt that I wanted to distance myself from that.
“I did Broadway, I did some films, I did John Tucker Must Die, I did Resident Evil. I just had to regroup and say we’re gonna have a fresh start and I’m gonna try to put my business hat on and try to look for a different angle to approach the music. The industry was changing dramatically in those past three years.”
The businesswoman learned some valuable lessons along the way. “Being with the major [label] taught me that I needed a way bigger percentage than what they were giving me,” said Ashanti. “It’s about the profit sharing now and everything is digital and I’m cutting my own deal with iTunes. It’s about learning the behind the scenes to become a better businesswoman.”http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

Really? CNN Founder Ted Turner, Allegedly Marlo Hampton’s Of “RHOA” Sugar Daddy!

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For the longest time we have wondered how Marlo Hampton, of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” lives the lavish lifestyle she portrays. Until last week, we had no clue as to where her funds came from. That was, until…cast-mate, Sheree, made a startling claim that Marlo sleeps with an 80-year-old white man to get money!
According to a source:

“Ted Turner was Marlo’s sugar daddy. My understanding is that Marlo is one of the reasons why Jane Fonda divorced Ted Turner.
Ted Turner is the “sponsor” who financed the The Red Carpet Boutique Marlo had at the Perimeter mall in ATL. Marlo knows how to get money, she’s a true hustler.”

Hmm…T.I.’s Wife Tiny Announces Pregnancy In Reality Show


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T.I. and his wife Tiny may be welcoming a new baby to the family soon, if last night’s episode of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle is anything to go by.
In a preview of next week’s episode, the pint-sized singer can be seen visiting a doctor’s office where he tells her she is pregnant. Another clip from the new episode then shows Tiny sitting down to have dinner with T.I., where she tells him that she is expecting their fifth baby together.
According to TattleTailzz.com, Tip looked quite shocked and as though he was about to cry.
The couple have apparently discussed having more children in the future, but viewers will have to tune in next week to find out the outcome of Tiny’s reveal.

Sounds like BETOnline.com is calling you a bluff Birdman

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Birdman, the hip-hop artist that often claims to have bets ranging from $1-$5 million on events like an NBA game or the Super Bowl, often boasts about such betting exploits but rarely has proof that the bets were ever taken. Speculation suggests that he is simply employing exaggeration and excessive hyperbole to promote himself and his company, Cash Money Records.
However, on Friday, January 27th, 2012, BetOnline.com released a response, initially via Twitter, stating that “BetOnline.com is prepared to take the $5 million dollar wager effective immediately!”
BetOnline.com is one of the few online sportsbooks to be legally licensed and regulated in the banking capital of Panama City, Panama. With a reputation for taking, and paying off winners of, very large wagers the acceptance of the $5 million dollar wager should not be a surprise to Birdman.
“If Birdman is prepared to put his money where his mouth is, we are prepared to accept his $5 million wager on either the point spread or the money line of Super Bowl XLVI”, stated Dave Mason of BetOnline.com.
If Birdman chooses to bet on the Patriots point spread at -3.5 (-110), he will lay $5 million to win $4,545,454.
If Birdman chooses to bet on the Patriots straight up on the money line at -160, he will lay $5 million to win $3,125,000.
In either case, Birdman will be expected to Post-Up his money with BetOnline.com first, in accordance to gaming laws in Panama City, Panama. Post-up can be completed with bank wire, person-to-person money transfer, cashier’s check, among other methods.
“Birdman simply needs to go to BetOnline and register online. Then, he can email me directly at David@BetOnline.com, and I will provide him wire instructions in order to get his $5 million in post-up funds sent in a timely manner so we can proceed with the bet. Once Birdman’s bet is in, we will release a snapshot of the bet in his BetOnline.com account, and Birdman will finally have proof that he is the sports bettor who he boasts of being,” stated Mr. Mason.
So Birdman, it’s your move…

Romeo Miller Cast As Lead In Tyler Perry Movie

Romeo Miller Recording artist Romeo arrives at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Just when you thought the streets were safe, Tyler Perry decided to write another Madea movie. This time Perry cast Romeo Miller as the lead in Madea’s Witness Protection. Miller confirmed the news on his Twitter page: “Got offered the lead n Tyler Perry’s next movie. This should be fun ha…”
Romeo joins the cast that features Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, and Tyler Perry. Shooting starts next week in Atlanta.