We have a sneak peak of the R&B singer on next week’s show.
*Top music manager Manny Halley, who reps Nicki Minaj and was seen regularly on client Keyshia Cole’s BET reality series “The Way it Is,” has swooped in as the new backer of high-end Chinese restaurant Philippe in Los Angeles.
“I’ve taken full control,” Manny tells The Hollywood Reporter. The popular power spot is known for its Peking duck and bold red-black-and-white color scheme. Its new L.A. incarnation debuts this month at 8620 Wilshire Blvd. near La Cienega. (The previous location on Melrose Avenue has since been taken over by vegan hotspot Crossroads.)
Halley, whose favorite Philippe dish is the salt-and-pepper lobster, previously invested in IHOP and Popeye’s franchises and says he plans to make Philippe 2.0 an industry player: “We have five different offers to book it Grammy weekend.”
The move comes 18 months after chef Philippe Chow lost a lawsuit to Mr. Chow’s Michael Chow that included charges of false advertising, costing him $1 million in damages.
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
A woman’s gifts will make room for her. – Hattie McDaniel
Oct. 15: Singer Tito Jackson is 60. Singer Eric Benet is 47. Singer Ginuwine is 43. Singer Keyshia Cole is 32.
Oct. 15, 1949: William Hastie nominated for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was the first Black to sit on the court.
*Keyshia Cole is known to her fans as one of the few artists who “keeps it 100″ at all times, especially when it comes to family.
During her run with BET for the reality show “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is,” we were first introduced to her rocky relationship with her sister Neffeteria Pugh.
Although they have been working on their relationship over the years, things took a turn for the worse when Neffe published her book “Price I Paid,” which painted Cole out to be a less than supportive sister to the new author.
Of course being the opinionated diva that she is, the singer took took to Twitter earlier this year to let out her frustrations. “I need to know I’m not alone! B— talk about me in ya book and wearing the shoes I gave u on the cover? F—– Bogus!”
Well now it seems the sisters have kissed and made it all better. Neffe attended Cole’s Steve Madden shoe launch and tweeted a picture of the sisters together.
*According to reports, the Four Tops are facing a lawsuit filed by a Detroit-area law firm for the sum of $109,000 in legal fees.
The Detroit News reports that the Southfield firm claims to have provided legal services for the Four Tops, but the group left a balance of $109,156.73. No word from the group’s spokesman, Matt Lee, and the only original member still with the group is Abdul “Duke” Fakir, who was named in the suit.
The group was a key member of the Motown Records family of artists during the Detroit label’s 1960s heyday. The Four Tops’ hits include “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “Baby I Need Your Loving.”
*Gucci Mane has set off a firestorm on black Twitter by suddenly deciding to discuss the famous women he claims to have slept with – including Nicki Minaj.
And according to Gucci, she lived up to her rap name.
“Me and waka f–k nikki minaj dats nothing,” he tweeted Monday, stating that rapper Waka Flocka Flame got in on the action with the former “American Idol” judge. “Nikki minaj can do a trick with her mouth ask waka..”
Minaj responded quickly. “May God strike me dead if I ever had sex wit that man #ugliness,” she replied in a tweet she later deleted. “He’s sick and in dire need of rehab. #Love”
The 33-year-old Alabama rapper went on to detail his relationship with Minaj, rehashing how he helped her when she was just starting to make a name for herself in the industry.
“Did I put nikki n 50 dollar room then let her move in,” Mane tweeted. “Then help her get an apartment im a fool 4 a bubble butt but I hate a–shots fake ho.”
Gucci Mane was referring to when Minaj lived in Atlanta in the early stages of her career while being managed by Deb Antney, Waka Flocka’s mom and Mane’s former manager.
The rapper also responded to Nicki’s comments about him needing an intervention after several instances of incarceration.
“Tell. Her intervention my d–k in her throat I moved dat b—h to atl,” he continued. “B—h u sleepin n d car. B—h I pulled dat b—h off wayne bus.”
Mane’s Twitter rant wasn’t exclusive to Minaj. He also claimed to have slept with Monica, Keyshia Cole, Fantasia and Ciara.
“Ask ciara did she ride dat bike 4 gucci in cali while she was with 50 [Cent],” he wrote.
He also included some of the women he hopes to smash in the future, like T.I.’s wife Tiny.
“I wanna f–k tiny lil ugly a–,” Mane tweeted.
T.I. quickly responded tweeting, “Only a fool acts reckless for publicity.”
But that didn’t stop Mane from continuing his wish list.
“I wanna take rihanna to bet awards in atl. cuz she b f–king wit sum lame a– ni–as,” he wrote.
Then, Mane turned his attention back to Minaj, claiming he has proof of their escapades.
“I got pix of nikki n my bed. I got tape off rocko begging 4 his,” he added. “So nikki I didnt have u in atl for 2 weeks room rate 60 a night?”
Rocko Da Don then replied, “I’m ouside ya spot right now! Where u @?”
But the 30-year-old raptress decided to respond with a rhyme. “Career aint goin nowhere like horses in da stable/ b—h I’m in the mansion, flossin, clickin cable,” Minaj tweeted Sept. 9.