*Michael Clarke Duncan’s body lies in an unmarked cemetery tomb more than a year after his death because of a feud going on between his family and former fiancee, Omarosa Manigault.
According to TMZ, at issue is a bronze plaque for Duncan’s vault at Forest Lawn Cemetery in L.A. As of now there’s no plaque at all. Although it has been paid for as part of the late actor’s funeral bill, it has yet to be ordered.
Sources close to Omarosa tell TMZ she had planned to order a plaque inscribed with Duncan’s name and his birth and death dates, but was blocked by his family because they wanted to handle it.
But friends of Duncan’s family tell TMZ the opposite is true. They claim Omarosa identified herself as his “wife” on the cemetery paperwork and promised to order the inscription, but never did.
And neither side wants to talk to the other to work it out.
One family friend tells TMZ the whole thing is “outrageous and shameful,” especially since Michael’s mother is 95 years old and in poor health, and would like her son to finally rest in peace.
Omarosa has been mourning Michael for months and now she may be going public with a new man in her life. After recently being spotted with WWE star Titus O’Neil (pictured below), word began to spread that the two may be an item.
People magazine reports that Omarosa and Titus met through their mutual friend Jawn Murray, at a WWE Superstars of Hope party in Beverly Hills last month.
It seems that Titus really makes her happy, but she’s been reluctant about going public with her new relationship for a good reason.
“She’s been really apprehensive about dating since Michael died,” a source tells People magazine. “But everyone who loves her has been encouraging her to step out and try it again. So far, things seem to be going good. They seem really happy together.”
We’re told … a family friend stopped by Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills to deliver flowers to the spot where MCD was interred in Sept. 2012 … when she noticed a figure of a cartoonish black face (see below) had been attached to the center of MCD’s tomb.
The friend believes the black face is an image of “Sambo” — a character that has long been considered an offensive and racist depiction of a black person.
MCD’s friends and family were shocked by the discovery — wondering what kind of lowlife would desecrate Michael’s final resting spot.
We’re told the family contacted the LAPD — and were told the incident could be considered a hate crime. Cops are currently investigating the situation.
The family says that Forest Lawn immediately removed the “Sambo” from MCD’s tomb — but they won’t be satisfied until they find out who violated the tomb.
Michael Clarke Duncan died in September, 2012 from heart failure.
So what’s up with that you say? Well, despite the fact that she’s now a woman of the cloth and suffered the tragedy of losing her fiancé, Michael Clarke Duncan, a lot of folks still don’t like her. Just ask La Toya Jackson. No, wait, just ask Claudia Jordan.
You see, Claudia and Omarosa used to be friends, but had a falling out after Michael Clarke Duncan’s funeral.
Apparently, Omarosa didn’t like the fact that Claudia had posted a picture on Instagram from her fiancé Michael Clarke Duncan’s funaral as she laid him to rest. Claudia, however, feels that was a minor offense if it was one at all because the picture she posted was in tribute to the Green Mile actor.
“This woman had a red carpet at her fiance’s funeral, I think that’s a little bit more despicable. She was doing press at the funeral. How upset were you?” Claudia told Wendy, stating that Omarosa shouldn’t have had any problem with people taking pictures at Michael’s memorial. “There was a photographer by the body, so please . This is the first time I heard that she was upset about this”
Claudia also tells Wendy why she didn’t take Omarosa into the boardroom with her on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
*LaToya Jackson opened up a can of worms after insinuating Omarosa pulled the plug on Michael Clarke Duncan. Now she could be paying the price in both time and money.
The rival reality show stars are the latest tense enemies on Donald Trump’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” And things have started to boil.
During an interview on “The Howard Stern Show,” Omarosa stated she’s planning to sue LaToya for her cruel comments.
“It is only actionable if she repeats it. It’s called a reckless disregard for the truth. So she said it back in October when she first taped the show. She’s repeated it subsequently on all of these talk shows,” Omarosa said, before clarifying that she would be suing for emotional distress.
The Jackson sister has not recanted her statements, so the hot headed, preacher/business woman is going to sue.