PATTI PAYS UP
R&B diva Patti LaBelle has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Manhattan woman who accused her of hurling curses and water at her and her 18-month-old daughter during a dust-up over parenting in an apartment building lobby.
Roseanna Monk and her husband, Kevin, filed a lawsuit against LaBelle last year. The couple lives in a Manhattan building where the Grammy Award-winning singer stayed while appearing in the Broadway musical “Fela!” LaBelle decided to settle the case even before being deposed. The Monks will donate the money to a children’s cancer charity.
According to the lawsuit, LaBelle chastised Roseanna Monk, threw a bottle of water and launched into an obscenity-filled tirade during the Nov. 11, 2010 argument.
AT a fundraiser for her charity, Camp Jill Scott, Jill told TheYBF.com that she “staged sort of a coup” to make sure she could rock her natural hair for the october 2012 cover of Essence Magazine. She pretty much told them – either she did the cover spread with her natural hair, or she wasn’t doing the cover AT ALL.
Jill who has been know to rock everything from a weave to a wig to a natural say “For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory. Tomorrow I may want a wig down to my butt and I’m gonna rock it, and the next day I may want a big Afro and I’m gonna rock that too…”
Glad Jill stood up for herself I think she looks GORGEOUS any way she rocks her hair… Go head girrrrllllll! 🙂
If today is your birthday, you share it with the following celebs…
Rapper Foxy Brown – 36
ANIKA NONI ROSE 40 – Dream girl and the voice of Disney’s first black princess in “The Princess and the Frog”
IDRIS ELBA- 40 (Stringer on HBO’s “The Wire”. He’s gone on to memorable roles in films like “Takers”, Luther (my FAVE!) and “28 Weeks Later”, and the Norse god Heimdall in “Thor”. He’s rumored to be playing Nelson Mandela in a biopic that comes out in 2014.)
MACY GRACY 45 – Amazonian singer and actress
ROSIE PEREZ – 48 (Puerto Rican Mami with the ultimate NU YAWK accent! 😉
MICHAEL WINSLOW! – 54 (“Police Academy” noise-maker. He’s still doing “comedy” as “The Man Of 10,000 Sound Effects”.)
JANE CURTIN – 65 (from “SNL”, “Kate & Allie” and “3rd Rock From The Sun”.)