The National Enquirer reported that Janet is tired of fronting the cost for the brothers foreclosures, tax liens, and back child support. The fact that she married a billionaire on top of having her own money isn’t an open invitation to the boys. That’s still her money.
The tabloid claims:
“Janet has been very generous whenever one of her family came to her for a handout,” a source told Enquirer.
“But it seemed like the money she gave them was never enough, and it was only a matter of time before Janet felt like she was being taken advantage of. Eventually, Janet had to change her phone number so that her mom, Katherine, was the only family member with direct access to her. But now Janet’s brothers try to get to her through their mom!”
Janet revealed her secret marriage back in February to Wissam Al Mana. The Middle East business tycoon is nine years younger than her.
“He wants Janet to cut off her family and he supports her decision one hundred percent,” says the insider. Of Janet’s siblings, her five brothers – Jackie, 62, Tito, 59, Jermaine, 58, Marlon, 56, and Randy, 51 – are the most demanding, a source says.
“They’ve asked Janet to help them with everything from late child-support payments to home foreclosures and tax liens,” the source said. “But now she’s drawn a line and let them know enough is enough.”
On the other hand, Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine, could possibly win $40 billion in the wrongful death suit against concert promoter AEG Live. She accused the company of not properly investigating and supervising the physician hired to take care of Michael in conjunction with the singer’s ill-fated “This Is It” comeback tour.
“If Katherine collects just a small portion of that claim against AEG, there’s no doubt her sons will be lined up at her doorstep with their hands out,” the source says. “But the good news is a windfall for Katherine will take some of the pressure off of Janet!”
Who Remembers These Two?
It's Flashback Friday!
Development Authority supports JSU domed arena
The Board of Trustees of the Hinds County Development Authority passed a resolution supporting Jackson State University’s plan to build a domed arena.
"Jackson State University is an integral component of Hinds County’s economy," HCDA Executive Director Blake Wallace said in a letter to JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers. The proposed arena, along with expansions in the programs and enrollment of the university, consistently serve as proof of JSU’s outstanding role in the community, he said.
The stadium would be completed through a public/private partnership and would generate about $64.6 million annually in tax revenue. In the first year of construction, the project would produce a $64.8 million increase in personal income and generate $7.22 million for the General Fund.
Pastors across the country are having a serious problem leading their flocks with all of the temptations that stem from the power they wield over their congregations.
Pastor Ira V. Hilliard of New Light Church in Houston, Texas, is using his powerful pulpit to ask some of his congregation via e-mail for donations to fix his helicopter. Oops! The CHURCH’S helicopter. The jet belongs to him and his wife, according to Fox 26 Houston. He’s had the church’s emblem placed on the wing of the jet, but federal records reveal different. The popular preacher e-mailed certain members of his congregation for $52 donations and promised they’d be blessed if they helped out.
The Raw Story shared the e-mail that read:
“Do you need better transportation
?” he asked in the e-mail. “Do you have a dream vehicle or luxury automobile you long to purchase?”
“I believe with all my heart this message is for you and your doing something today is the key to releasing this favor on your transportation situation!” the letter states. “Send me the transportation need or your dream you have by completing the online petition when you sow a $52.00 transportation favor seed believing in 52 days or 52 weeks you will experience a breakthrough favor!”
Wow. But, many members of his congregation believe that this is proper and there’s nothing wrong with what he is asking. Think about it, if he thought they would reject his requests or thought this was improper would he have even written the letter? Or own a jet and a helicopter? Nope! They are happy to do it for their leader.
But another pastor is calling him out. Saiko Woods told Fox:
“I have nothing wrong with Christians being rich as long as their riches are being founded upon the scriptures or they earn it honestly.”
“$52 dollars for 52 weeks or with 52 days, totally blasphemy.”
Don’t get mad at us, Woods said it! Check out the report below and tell us what you think. Would you help out your pastor that appears to be quite capable of paying his own $50,000 helicopter blade bill?
*(Nashville, TN) – Motown Gospel recording artist Tasha Cobbs continues to break every record at radio and retail.
The hit praise and worship anthem, “Break Every Chain” is #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart with nearly four million in listening audience.
“Break Every Chain” is also Motown Gospel’s first #1 radio song. Grace is currently in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and has remained there since its February 5 release. G
race is produced by multiple award-winning recording artist VaShawn Mitchell.
In addition, to Cobbs upcoming television appearances on the new season of BET’s Sunday Best and Bobby Jones, she will continue across the country with concert and promotional dates with new dates added daily.
Tasha Cobbs Break Every Chain Tour 2013
Wednesday, June 19, and Thursday, June 20, 2013
Bishop I.V. Hilliard’s Spiritual Encounter Youth Conference
Thursday, July 4, 2013
The Full Gospel Conference
Friday, July 5, Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, 2013
The ESSENCE Festival
New Orleans, LA
Friday, July 19, 2013
Faith World Church
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The Howard Theatre
Thursday, August 8, 2013
WBLS Summer Parks Concert Series—Marcus Garvey Park
Harlem, New York
Friday, August 9, 2013
Greater Allen Cathedral
Queens, New York
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Radio One’s Praise in the Park
Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2013
Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The 50th Anniversary of MLK I Have A Dream Speech on the Mall
Thursday, August 29, Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31, 2013
Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest
But maybe there's an ugly underbelly to it.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, notorious for his caustic exchanges with reports, dropped another whopper on us Tuesday night after San Antonio's brutal loss to the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. A reporter asked Pop how he planned to prepare his team for Thursday night's decisive Game 7, and the question's phrasing left the door open for a facetious response, an opportunity Pop just couldn't pass up. Check it out:
Reporter: How do you get your guys into Game 7?
Popovich: I get them on the bus and it arrives at the ramp over here. We get off the bus, we go on the court, and we play. That’s how we get ready.
OK, that's fine. Popovich was being a jerk again -- what can anyone do?
But here's the rub: Pop made a series of very questionable coaching decisions toward the end of Game 6, decisions that very well may have cost his team the NBA title.
Most notably, Popovich benched Tim Duncan at some crucial junctures of the fourth quarter. Duncan wasn't on the floor when the Heat's Ray Allen drained a three-pointer with roughly five seconds left in regulation to draw Miami even and send the game to overtime. No, Duncan wouldn't have been covering Allen, but Allen's shot was precipitated by a Chris Bosh offensive rebound, which Bosh snagged pretty easily without Duncan's presence in the paint.
As well, Popovich played Manu Ginobili for 35 minutes despite the veteran's recent and pronounced struggles. Ginobili had eight turnovers and the Spurs were outscored by 21 points while he was on the floor, according to Kurt Hellin of ProBasketballTalk.
And yet, Popovich barely faced a tough question from reporters after the game, because most of the reporters are scared of him or know better than to bother.
The one reporter who did work up the nerve to ask Popovich a tough question, a foreign reporter, was dismissed in a predictably rude and surprisingly jingoistic manner:
So, how is this good for the NBA or its fans in any way? Popovich ends up looking like a jerk, important questions don't get asked or answered, and reporters get bullied. I guess there's really nothing the league can do, since it can't force someone to play nice with the media.
Popovich turns his nose up at the media and gets away with it because he's been hugely successful during his 17-year run with the Spurs; as Hellin notes, he's probably the best coach in the NBA. But he may have cost himself a fifth title on Tuesday night -- and I don't think anyone's going to feel badly about it, no matter how many funny YouTube clips he provides us.