NEYO AND MONYETTA HIT THE STRIP CLUB
Ne-Yo went on a redecorating mission last weekend at an Atlanta strip club — dropping so much money … he literally covered the entire floor with singles. Ne-Yo hit up the strip club on Saturday night with his fiancee and child’s mother Monyetta and sources say, he rained down between $3,000-$5,000 in ones. We’re told he didn’t drink a drop of alcohol either — keeping mostly to himself in the VIP room for two hours between midnight and 2AM. When this story first came out people were buzzing about how wrong it was that Neyo left his child’s mom at home while he was out at a strip club. Now that it’s come out that she with him people are mad he brought her. I guess the judgement is if you have kids you should not go to strip clubs period?
ARE RIHANNA AND CHRIS PLANNING A DUET?
The net is on fire over talk that a newly blonde Rihanna and her ex Chris Brown spent several hours together at the Grammy rehearsals. Sources say the former couple held up rehearsals to spend five hours together in her dressing room on Monday. Reportedly, Chris’ male friend was also with him in the room. Some folks are speculating some type of surprise duet effort will take place since this is Chris’ first time at the Grammys since ChriannaGate. Others says they are just working on their friendship. Chris’ rep shot down rumors weeks ago the two are romantically involved saying, “He and Rihanna are just friends.”
NATE DOGG’S ESTATE STILL OWES $$ FOR HIS CARE
The people who treated Nate Dogg in the final years of his life claim they were never paid for hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care … and now a judge is finally forcing Nate’s estate to pay up. After Nate suffered his 2nd stroke in 2008, he moved in to a CareMeridian treatment facility in Orange County … a place dedicated to rehabbing and caring for patients who suffer from catastrophic injuries. CareMeridian claimed the singer received more than $290,000 in medical treatment from 2008 until 2010. One of Nate’s managers, David Michery, personally guaranteed the facility would get paid. But according to the lawsuit, the check never came … even after Nate died in 2011. Now, the court has entered a default judgement against Nate’s camp … including Michery … ordering them to shell out $293,512.52. Nate was a TITAN in the music industry and made millions of dollars during his career… so it’s unclear why no one’s paid up.
ROLAND MARTIN’S TWEETS JEOPARDIZE HIS JOB.
After apologizing for what he called a misunderstanding, Roland Martin is out at CNN. The network announced Wednesday afternoon that the analyst would be suspended for the foreseeable future. “Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive,” reads the statement. “Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.” Prompting all of the furor was Martin’s Twitter commentary on Super Bowl commercials, particularly one about the underwear clad David Beckham. “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad,” he wrote, “smack the ish out of him!” GLAAD (Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) immediately responded by demanding his removal from the news network, though Martin insisted that his tweet was not a homophobic encouragement of violence — but a dig at soccer fans. “Let me address the issue that some in the LGBT community have raised regarding some of my Super Bowl tweets yesterday,” he wrote. “I made several cracks about soccer as I do all the time. I was not referring to sexuality directly or indirectly regarding the David Beckham ad, and I’m sorry folks took it otherwise.” “CNN today took a strong stand against anti-LGBT violence and language that demeans any community,” Martin has not yet addressed his suspension, but in keeping with his mea culpa, he linked to a story about the victim of an anti-gay beating on his blog, RolandMartinReports.com.
HOUSE CALLS IT QUITS
It’s official: “House” is ending after this season, the show’s eighth. The finale is scheduled to air on May 21st. Both Fox and the show’s producers released statements . . . but neither explained specifically WHY the show was ending. For what it’s worth, Fox says it was the producers’ decision . . . they didn’t cancel it. And HUGH LAURIE is one of those producers.
Obviously ratings were a factor: “House” premiered in November of 2004, and its ratings peaked in the third season, at 20 million viewers an episode. The audience has steadily declined since then. “House” has averaged 7.8 million viewers this season, which is a series low. Hugh’s contract was up after this season. And last fall, he said he planned to retire after the show ended. He’s 52.
DRAKE FIRES BACK
Drake is finally firing back at the disgruntled female vocalist featured on his hit song “Marvin’s Room” … telling TMZ he NEVER threatened the woman when she complained about payment. Earlier this week — a woman named Ericka Lee filed a lawsuit against Drake, in which she claimed she co-wrote the song but never got proper credit. In her suit, Lee claims Drake warned her that if she didn’t back off about payment … he had “people” who would take care of “issues like her.” But Drake’s rep says, “This claim is entirely without merit and our client has not engaged in any wrongful conduct.” The rep also claims Lee consented to have her voice used in “Marvin’s Room” without compensation … adding, “Drake tried for months to resolve the matter amicably, and he now looks forward to being vindicated in court.” In her suit, Lee claims she and Drake were engaged in a romantic relationship for more than a year between 2010 and 2011 … but sources tell us the rapper is adamant there was never a relationship between the two.