by Cheryl Lakes
Is This Engagement True Of False? Did one of the stars of The Cleveland Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson really propose to Khloe Kardashian? Rumors are all over the place that after just two months of dating, Khloe and Tristan got engaged, but according to a close source, the rumors couldn’t be farther from the truth. A couple days ago, an ESPN writer, David McMenamin tweeted: “A source close to Tristan Thompson tells ESPN the story regarding his engagement to Khloe Kardashian is false on both counts.” There are also rumors that Khloe is pregnant with the NBA baller’s child, which sounds a little farfetched seeing as Thompson’s ex-girlfriend is supposedly due to give birth soon and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is rumored to still be hooked up with Lamar Odom. Stay tuned.
Drake Celebrates His 30th Birthday: To say Drake’s 30th birthday celebration on Sunday night in Los Angeles was star-studded would be an understatement. The rapper officially turned 30 years old on Monday, but celebrated a day early at Delilah restaurant in West Hollywood, California. Guests included Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Jamie Foxx, French Montana, Shay Mitchell, Zoe Kravitz, and Drake’s dad, Dennis Graham. Obviously, the party had the potential to get awkward fast, given Swift and Perry’s well-known “bad blood” and the fact that they both dated Mayer. Swift, however, appeared to let loose at the big bash, holding cash in her cropped tube top in Instagram pics from the event. We hear that Jamie Foxx sang at the event. Guests also sipped on Drake’s Virginia Black Whiskey, drinking Delilah’s specialty cocktail appropriately titled “Champagne Papi” that’s made with the rapper’s liquor. There was no sign of Rihanna at the party, which isn’t surprising given the two reportedly split up again earlier this month.
Suge Knight Is Suing Dr. Dre For Trying To Kill Him: According to The New York Daily News, months after first making the wild allegation, Suge Knight is now suing Dr. Dre with claims the hitmaker hired hitmen to kill him. The jailed Death Row Records founder claims Andre “Dr. Dre” Young wanted him dead to get out from under an alleged lifetime management agreement specifying Knight should get 30% of the millions Young made selling his Beats headphones business to Apple and producing “Straight Outta Compton” for Universal. Knight claims Young first hired a gunman to shoot him inside the 1Oak nightclub in West Hollywood in August 2014 and then funded a follow-up armed assault at Tam’s burgers in Compton in January 2015. “Dr. Dre did it. Andre Young is responsible for both crimes,” Knight’s new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court states. Serious attempts on Knight’s life began only after Young was paid through Apple on May 28, 2014,” the lawsuit claims. “Given that Dre has had zero interaction with Suge since leaving Death Row Records in 1996, we hope that Suge’s lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance,” an attorney for Dr. Dre states. The new civil filing from Knight’s lawyer Thaddeus Culpepper is a cross-complaint in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the widow of Terry Carter.
My fiancé wants to invite his ex-wife to our wedding despite my objection.
Q. I’m getting married next month, and my husband-to-be wants to invite his ex-wife to the ceremony, because their children will be there. I object to this because I think he should leave the past, in the past, and I don’t wish to be reminded of all the drama I went through with her, when he and I were dating. MORE
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A Major Romance Risk
by Clair Strong
Recent studies show that more single women across this country are subjecting their young daughters to perilous encounters with live-in lovers whom they’ve chosen as companions. A childhood friend desperate for “love” and any kind of attention moved a guy she’d known three months into a home she shared with her two teenage daughters. He had a prison record, which she knew about it, but was too bedazzled by her need, to care. MORE
by Ken Clarkso
My cousin once asked me if a woman would be considered too aggressive, if she approached a guy at a party and asked him to dance. I told her not necessarily, but she had to have the confidence to sustain her just in case she was rejected. I also explained that this kind of act usually works best when a woman sparkles with personality and looks good as well. MORE
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I know a young lawyer whose penthouse apartment should be featured in Beautiful Homes & Gardens. It is absolutely fabulous, and she is very proud of it. Dishes go from her hands (after eating) to the dishwasher with no stopover. Her home is so clean you could literally eat off the floor. MORE
Out Of Life
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Not long ago, I came across some great life tips by the motivational speaker, Anthony Robbins, which offered me a new perspective on living that I’m thoroughly enjoying..