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Sparkle, Once R. Kelly’s Protégée, May Testify Against Him. Again.

Sparkle testified that a sex tape showed Mr. Kelly abusing her niece. A rising star years ago, she is arguably best known today for her taking a public stand against him.
Tags: Music, Television, News, Sex Crimes, Kelly, R, Sparkle, Child Abuse And Neglect, Families and Family Life, Documentary Films and Programs, Mr Kelly, MeToo Movement, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program

Top Quotes From First Ever AIM Connected Global Music Business Event

Last week, Studio Spaces in London was home to the first ever AIM (Association of Independent Music) Connected global music business conference, featuring some amazing panels and discussions, with over 150 speakers. Here we look at some of the top quotes from the three day event. _________________________ Guest post from the Association of Independent Music Last week our first ever three-day, global music business conference, AIM Connected was a roaring success at Studio Spaces, Lon...
Tags: Music, London, Bbc, Guest Post, Kelly, Reed Smith LLP, Holly Herndon, Jeff Bell, David Arnold, Chris Goss, Moses Boyd, Charlie Craggs, Partisan Records, Sophie Goossens, AIM Association of Independent Music Connected, Association of Independent Music Last

R. Kelly Reportedly Has Just $625 To His Name

Amid all of the allegations and child support, R. Kelly’s financial fortunes have apparently dwindled to the point where he has a total of $625 in his banking accounts. His attorney recently said at a hearing that the R&B singer’s finances are “a mess” to the point where a friend had to bail him out of jail. A friend also apparently helped him cover $160,000 in child support. Meanwhile, the landlord of his Chicago studio, home to the supposed “sex cult,” sued Kelly for $200,000 in back ...
Tags: Music, Bank Of America, Chicago, Sony, Bruce Houghton, Kelly, Wintrust Bank

R. Kelly Could Go Back to Jail After Falling Behind in Child Support Payments Again

R. Kelly could soon end up back in jail all over again after missing two child support payments to his ex-wife Drea Kelly.According to TMZ, sources are saying that the embattled singer is required to pay $20,833 every month to Drea for child support, and he’s missed the last two months.If you’ll recall, Kelly was put in jail last month for owing $161,633, which came at an odd time for him, considering he had just been arrested (and released) on sexual abuse charges.Kelly was released from jail a...
Tags: Celebs, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Illinois, Child Support, R. Kelly, Kelly, Andrea Kelly, Drea, Money Problems, Drea Kelly

What The First Black Hole Photo Means For Astrology

This morning, for the first time ever, we saw it: a photo of a black hole. Red, black, and blurry, it looks like the Eye of Sauron, if you’re watching the Lord of the Rings without glasses. The black hole is located in Messier 87, a galaxy in the constellation Virgo, 55 million light years from Earth. “We have seen what we thought was unseeable,” astronomer Shep Doeleman, who led the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics' effort to capture the image, said during a news conference, reporte...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Earth, New York Times, Einstein, Pluto, Sauron, Kourtney Kardashian, Virgo, Kelly, National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, Messier, Chiron, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Shep Doeleman

R. Kelly Charges Fans $100 for 28-Second Performance & Selfies: “This is How I Got to Get Paid Now”

Before he even arrived for his first paid gig since being released from jail over unpaid child support, R. Kelly was already begging the media to “take it easy” on him.Ha. Like that was gonna happen!Kelly—who was recently charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse—left many fans disappointed after a brief paid appearance at Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, Illinois on Saturday night (Apr. 6).Fans paid $50-$100 to attend the event, only to be underwhelmed as Kelly did the absolute bare minimum and ...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Chicago, Dubai, Pop Culture, Jazz, Illinois, Concerts, R. Kelly, Kelly, Springfield, Greenberg, Springfield Illinois, Steven Greenberg, Dirty South Lounge

R. Kelly Gives 28-Second Performance In Springfield

R&B singer R. Kelly made a paid appearance early Sunday at a club in Illinois’ capital city, but the fans who each shelled out $50 to $100 for tickets got only a 28-second performance, followed by a half-hour meet-and-greet. Hours before his appearance at the Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, Kelly posted a More »
Tags: Video, Music, Illinois, R. Kelly, Kelly, Springfield, Dirty South Lounge, Springfield Kelly

9 April Fools' Pranks We Wish Were Real — & Some We Don't

Today is no ordinary groan-inducing Monday, it's also April 1 — a.k.a., "jokes on you," day. We can choose to grumble our way through April Fools, OR we can sip the onslaught of pranks down as smoothly as that second double-espresso shot. While we aren't having any of those inane, "free bagels in the break-room," gags, we are here for the more creatively-involved subterfuge carried out annually by a slew of mainstream brands (that sometimes offer real deals).Ahead we've lined up 9 of these bril...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Scott Kelly, Irl, Max, Kelly, Wayfair, Marie Kondo, Roger, Sugarfina, Petco, Chloe, Pourri, Muuna, Archie Oscar Hazeltine Dog Bed

Playlist: The Playlist: Sky Ferreira’s Moody Re-emergence, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Lil Uzi Vert, Pink, Cage the Elephant and Beck, and others.
Tags: News, Mac, Beck, Jazz, Clarkson, Steve, Victor, Cage The Elephant, Carter, Kelly, Ashton, Allen, Johnny, Ferreira, Secret Machines, Betty

R. Kelly’s Former Hairdresser Says He Forced Her to Perform Oral Sex on Him & Also Spit on Her

One of the many women accusing Robert Sylvester Kelly of sexually abusing them in his 10-count indictment has come forward to tell her story.Forfeiting her anonymity, Lanita Carter—a woman identified as “L.C.” in the indictment—sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning this week and broke her silence about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of R. Kelly.Through tears, Lanita described in great detail the February 18th, 2003 assault that helped lead to Kelly’s arrest almost 1...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cbs, R. Kelly, Kelly, Lanita, Robert Sylvester Kelly, Jericka Duncan, Lanita Carter, Kelly Lanita, Cook County State Attorney s Office, Gayle King You

R. Kelly’s Former Hairdresser Comes Forward With Sexual Abuse Allegations

Back in February, R. Kelly was arrested with ten charges of criminal sexual abuse. Tomorrow, Lanita Carter, who was previously identified only as L.C., will speak publicly for the first time about her sexual assault allegations against Kelly in an interview with CBS This Morning. Carter is revealed to be Kelly's former hairdresser. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Cbs, R. Kelly, Carter, Kelly, Lanita Carter

Joycelyn Savage’s Family Afraid R. Kelly Will Run Away With Her to Dubai If Judge Lets Him Travel

R. Kelly recently asked a judge to grant him permission to travel to the Middle East, but the family of one of his girlfriends fears the singer plans to flee the country and never come back.According to the Blast, Joycelyn Savage’s family believes that Kelly wants to take Joycelyn and his other alleged sex slave/live-in girlfriend, Azriel Clary, out of the United States to a “safe haven” in Dubai where the troubled singer would be free of criminal charges and could escape prosecution. RELATED: J...
Tags: Celebs, Chicago, United States, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Pop Culture, Jazz, Savage, R. Kelly, Savages, Kelly, Darrell Johnson, Jebel Ali, Joycelyn, Joycelyn Savage

R. Kelly Says Lisa Van Allen is a Lying Opportunist: I NEVER Had Sex With Aaliyah’s Mom

R. Kelly says that Lisa Van Allen is a liar who is desperate for attention and is out to smear his name in any way possible … even if that means making up a story about him having sex with Aaliyah’s mom.Lisa Van Allen, one of the many women who accused Kelly of abusing her in the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, said in an interview with VladTV that Kelly told her that he and Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton, had a sexual relationship while he was also having sex with Aaliyah. PREVIOUSLY...
Tags: Celebs, Chicago, Dubai, Pop Culture, Jazz, Aaliyah, Detroit, R. Kelly, Kelly, Van Allen, Diane, Lisa, Greenberg, Vlad, Steve Greenberg, Michael Avenatti

Polly Rosenwaike's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Look How Happy I'm Making You"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Polly Rosenwaike's collection Look How Happy I'm Making You is filled with nuanced and poignant stories of motherhood. Booklist wrote of the book: "The 12 stories in Rosenwaike’s ...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Paul Simon, Barack Obama, David, Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Tacoma, Mitchell, Maya, Ontario, Cbc, Judy, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly

Joycelyn Savage Admits on Tape That R. Kelly Tried to Get Her to Lie & Say They Didn’t Have Sex

If you bought the boo-hoo routine that Joycelyn Savage and her co-conspirator Azriel Clary tried to pull in front of Gayle King, then you need your eyes and your ears checked.In case, for some ungodly reason, you legitimately believe that Joycelyn Savage is NOT lying about her relationship with R. Kelly and the fact that he forces his girlfriends to lie for him, a leaked recording of a conversation between Joycelyn and her vocal coach back when she was at the beginning of her relationship with R...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Savage, R. Kelly, Robert, Kelly, Gayle King, Joycelyn, Joycelyn Savage, Azriel Clary

A Week In New York City On A $65,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a kindergarten teacher who makes $65,000 per year and spends some of her money this weekend on strawberry gelato.Occupation: Kindergarten TeacherIndustry: EducationAge: 28Location: New York, NYSalary: $65,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month ): $1,935Monthly ...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Fashion, Music, Hbo, New York, Instagram, New York City, Brooklyn, Michelle Obama, John Legend, Columbus, Penn, Tbt, Hra, Penn Station

R. Kelly’s Ex-Girlfriend Says He Beat Her With an Extension Cord & Ripped Her Hair Out

A former girlfriend of R. Kelly’s is speaking out about the abuse she suffered at the hands of the singer during their 9-year relationship.If you watched Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, the name Dominique Gardner should sound familiar. The final two parts of the six-part series showed footage of Dominique during her relationship with Kelly, following her mother as she rescued her from a Los Angeles-area hotel where she was allegedly being held against her will.Speaking with the docume...
Tags: Celebs, Los Angeles, Physical Abuse, Pop Culture, Jazz, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, R. Kelly, Trending, Kelly, Gardner, Dominique, Joycelyn Savage, Azriel Clary, Dominique Gardner, Kelly Gardner

Lisa Van Allen: R. Kelly Told Me He Got Aaliyah Pregnant & Was Also Having Sex With Her Mom

As if R. Kelly’s relationship with Aaliyah wasn’t already disturbing enough, Lisa Van Allen—one of R. Kelly’s accusers who described his alleged abuse in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docu-series—says that R. Kelly admitted to her that he not only impregnated Aaliyah, but also had a sexual relationship with her mother.According to Allen, Kelly was sleeping with Aaliyah and her mom, Diane Haughton, at the same time.In a recent interview with VladTV, Allen said that back when she was dating R. Kel...
Tags: Videos, Wtf, Celebs, Interviews, Wow, Pop Culture, Jazz, Aaliyah, Detroit, R. Kelly, Trending, Kelly, Allen, Vlad, Allen Kelly, Oh Really? Please Tell Me More

Chicago Police Rush to R. Kelly’s Home After Suicide Threat Tip

A suicide threat tip reportedly sent cops “scrambling” to R. Kelly’s Chicago home … but it all turned out to be a false alarm, according to TMZ.The gossip site reports that police rushed to R. Kelly’s residence at Trump Tower after an anonymous caller claimed Azriel Clary and four other women who are allegedly a part of Kelly’s “sex cult” had a suicide pact and planned to carry it out.It turns out … the call, placed from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, was a hoax.Sources close to Kelly s...
Tags: Celebs, Suicide, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, R. Kelly, Trending, Kelly, Trump Tower, National Human Trafficking Hotline, Azriel Clary, Azriel Clay

Should Spotify Ban Michael Jackson And R Kelly From Its Platform?

There’s a big difference between no-platforming and not promoting. I know that’s obvious, but it feels like this distinction isn’t stressed enough in debates about free speech. Spotify was right to remove Kelly from its featured playlists because that equals promotion. And it was right not to ban his songs altogether because that gets you into really dangerous territory: it turns the likes of Spotify into a moral arbiter and opens up a can of worms about who deserves to be banned next. – The Gu...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Michael Jackson, Kelly, 03.11.19

Michael Jackson Songs Are Still Streaming, but Radio Airplay Is Down

A statue was removed, and “The Simpsons” shelved a rerun featuring the singer. But everyday listeners are still streaming “Billie Jean.”
Tags: Music, News, Radio, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Michael, Kelly, R, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Documentary Films and Programs, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program, Leaving Neverland (Movie

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Criticized For Flapping Arms To R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”

With a pair of high-profile documentaries bringing renewed scrutiny to the sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly and Michael Jackson -- and in Kelly's case, renewed criminal prosecution -- seemingly the whole world is reckoning with how to handle the singers' music going forward. It's been a messy process for streaming … More »
Tags: Music, News, Bill De Blasio, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Kelly

A THIRD Tape Showing R. Kelly Having Sex With Underage Girls Has Been Turned Over to Police

Yet ANOTHER sex tape has surfaced showing R. Kelly having sex with minors.Attorney Gloria Allred is reportedly representing a man who claims to have found a NEW tape showing R. Kelly having sex with MULTIPLE underage girls.Allred hosting a press conference in New York City Sunday (Mar. 10) in which her client, Gary Dennis, explained how he found the game, and why he’s speaking out.Via TMZ:Dennis, who says he has no connection to R. Kelly whatsoever, claims he recently found this new sex tape whi...
Tags: Celebs, New York City, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Harry, Gloria Allred, Dennis, R. Kelly, Kelly, Greenberg, Allred, Tom Dick, Eastern District of New York, Steve Greenberg, Michael Avenatti

R Kelly: tape 'showing sexual abuse' handed to law enforcement

Gloria Allred client ‘disgusted and horrified’ by findSinger is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse A Pennsylvania man was cleaning out an old videotape collection when he found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said on Sunday. Related: R Kelly and the art of the male meltdown | Arwa Mahdawi Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pennsylvania, Gloria Allred, Sexual Harassment, R Kelly, Kelly, Arwa Mahdawi

R Kelly: attorney hands tape 'showing sexual abuse' to authorities

Tape appears to feature R&B singer sexually abusing girlsSinger is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse The attorney Gloria Allred says a client has turned a tape over to law enforcement that appears to feature R&B singer R Kelly sexually abusing girls. Related: R Kelly and the art of the male meltdown | Arwa Mahdawi Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, Gloria Allred, Sexual Harassment, R Kelly, Kelly, Arwa Mahdawi

Pete Davidson Discusses The R. Kelly & Michael Jackson Documentaries On SNL

On last night's Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson went on Weekend Update to talk about the recent R. Kelly and Michael Jackson documentaries. He began, "If you support the Catholic church, isn't that the same thing as being an R. Kelly fan? Only one's music is significantly better." People booed. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Catholic, Saturday Night Live, Michael Jackson, Pete Davidson, R. Kelly, Kelly

5 takeaways from night one of KROQ 106.7/FM’s ‘Locals Only’ Fest

For weeks KROQ 106.7/FM listeners spent their Sunday nights rooting and voting for local music during host Kat Corbett’s “Locals Only” program. The competition was fierce, but in the end it was all narrowed down to just 10 bands that would appear on a vinyl compilation manufactured by music producers Linda Perry and Kerry Brown’s L.A.-based We Are Hear label and publishing company. Thanks to KROQ’s event manager Chris Hudson, it also turned into a two-night festival — Friday, March 8 and Saturda...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Stagecoach, Slipknot, Nina Simone, Snoop Dogg, Southern California, Concerts, Pomona, Harry Shearer

R. Kelly Released From Jail After Somebody Paid His $161K Child Support for Him

R. Kelly is, once again, a free man … this time after paying his outstanding child support payment.The embattled singer was released from Cook County Jail in Chicago Saturday morning (Mar. 9) after he was somehow was able to pay off of the $161,633 he owes to his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly.According to TMZ, Kelly “scraped together the money with help from a benefactor.”He briefly spoke to the media after his release, thanking them for their “order” and saying, “I promise you we’re going to straighten...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Child Support, R. Kelly, Trending, Kelly, Andrea Kelly, Cook County Jail

Gayle King: R. Kelly Tried to Stop Joycelyn Savage & Azriel Clary Interview, Hid Around Corner & Coughed to Remind Them He Was Listening

R. Kelly is such a control freak that he refused to let his two young girlfriends conduct their interview with without his supervision.King revealed that prior to her sit-down with 21-year-old Azriel Clary and 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage, which aired briefly Thursday (Mar. 7) on CBS This Morning, Kelly and his team promised her that the singer would not be in the room during the girls’ interview.King said that once she started the interview, Kelly hid around a corner and would even “cough very l...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Television, Interviews, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cbs, Illinois, King, Savage, R. Kelly, Savages, Cbs This Morning, Kelly, Cook County Sheriff s Office, Gayle King

R. Kelly Says He Only Has $350K in His Bank Account: “People Have Been Stealing My Money”

R. Kelly has made millions of dollars from his career as a singer, songwriter and producer, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at his bank account, which has dried up over the years.In the second part of Sylvester the Molester’s interview with Gayle King on CBS This morning, the disgraced entertainer said he’s down to his last $350,000 in his bank account.Kelly sat down with King for his first interview since his arrest last month for aggravated sexual abuse. He was tossed back in jail ...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Television, Money, Bank Of America, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cbs, King, Child Support, R. Kelly, Celebrity Interviews, Cbs This Morning, Kelly, Gayle King, Money Problems

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