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Mary J. Blige's foundation reaches settlement

Mary J. Blige's foundation reaches settlement

Sep 28 2013, 11:36am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Mary J. Blige's foundation has had almost $200,000 slashed from its bank loan. TD Bank has reached a new settlement with the 'No More Drama' singer's charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute...

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Mary J. Blige's foundation reaches settlement

Sep 28 2013, 11:36am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Mary J. Blige's foundation has had almost $200,000 slashed from its bank loan.

TD Bank has reached a new settlement with the 'No More Drama' singer's charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now Inc., which defaulted on a $250,000 loan last year, and has agreed to reduce the amount owed plus interest from $322,000 to $125,000.

The new agreement will see the foundation pay back $15,000 immediately, followed by 12 installments of $9,166, according to gossip website TMZ.com.

The charity group, which aims to inspire women from all walks of life and provide them with the confidence and skills they need to achieve success, previously blamed the bank for the default, claiming TD Bank should have known the group was struggling financially before it signed off on the loan.

Mary, 42, who was handed a $3.4 million tax bill in May after being accused of avoiding her US federal taxes for three consecutive years from 2009 and was sued earlier this year for allegedly defaulting on a $500,000 personal bank loan, previously vowed to get her foundation's finances back on track.

She said: "The lives of young women are at stake. I feel what they feel. I don't want them to suffer. I promised them something and I'm gonna deliver. Period.

"The problem is that I didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things. This should have never been allowed to happen, but it did and now we are fixing it."

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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Estelle Shares a Piano-House Banger, ‘Something Good': Listen

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By Ezra Marcus Estelle first made waves all the way back in 2008 with her Kanye West collaboration “American Boy,”  a jazzy piece of modern R&B that cemented her reputation for cosmopolitan tunes with a swinging, timeless edge. In a similar vein, her latest release “Something Good” starts off with breezy piano-house production; like Mary J. Blige, who recently collaborated with Disclosure, Estelle has her eyes fixed on the modern electronic scene. The upbeat chords herald Estelle as a ...
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Estelle Shares a Piano-House Banger, ‘Something Good': Listen

Sep 25 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1

By Ezra Marcus Estelle first made waves all the way back in 2008 with her Kanye West collaboration “American Boy,”  a jazzy piece of modern R&B that cemented her reputation for cosmopolitan tunes with a swinging, timeless edge. In a similar vein, her latest release “Something Good” starts off with breezy piano-house production; like Mary J. Blige, who recently collaborated with Disclosure, Estelle has her eyes fixed on the modern electronic scene. The upbeat chords herald Estel ...
Source: WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1   Full article at: WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1
 

 
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Estelle Shares a Piano-House Banger, ‘Something Good': Listen

Sep 25 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: Houston's Hot Hits

By Ezra Marcus Estelle first made waves all the way back in 2008 with her Kanye West collaboration “American Boy,”  a jazzy piece of modern R&B that cemented her reputation for cosmopolitan tunes with a swinging, timeless edge. In a similar vein, her latest release “Something Good” starts off with breezy piano-house production; like Mary J. Blige, who recently collaborated with Disclosure, Estelle has her eyes fixed on the ...
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Ariana Grande is Purely and Simply an Unlikable Jackass

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Poor Ariana Grande, what with her rumored diva behavior and her remarkably bad choices, she's getting too obnoxious, too fast. Yes, she's talented, but do we really want to put up with this kind of thing for the sake of a pretty voice?Check out this thing she said about being a super mature, super hardcore 14-year-old, then see how you feel:"I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album. I was like, 'Where is that Mary J. Blige collab? Where is that Nat ...
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New Info from Ariana Grande's Marie Claire Interview! She Reveals How She Sexed Up Her Image

Sep 15 2014 11:26pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

She has already earned herself the reputation as a mini-Mariah Carey (with rumoured diva behaviour to match).Now, 21-year-old Ariana Grande has opened up to Marie Claire about how she ambitiously fought her way to the top of the pop charts in a revealing new interview.Blaming the failure of her first single Put Your Hearts Up on people still thinking of her as her Nickelodeon child star, Ariana explains how she tried to sex up her image.'I was ...
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Ariana Grande Covers Marie Claire, Reveals How She Sexed Up Her Image to Achieve Pop Music Star Fame

Sep 15 2014 8:53pm CDT | Source: Right Celebrity

Ariana Grande graces the cover of Marie Claire magazine and opens up about what she did to achieve fame as a singer and how she deliberately sexed up her image so as to leave behind her Nickelodeon ‘Cat Valentine’ image. The 21-year-old Ariana Grande now has two albums to her credit, as she makes her transition; last year’s ‘Yours Truly’ and this year’s ‘My Everything.’ Back to back successes but not without a plan. Having risen to childhood stardom thanks to Nickelode ...
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Ariana Grande’s Italian family ‘thought nutrients were red meat & pasta’

Sep 15 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Ariana Grande’s left side covers the October issue of Marie Claire. The cover shot is just a shade too left-focused, which gives a weird effect to Ariana’s eyes. But my favorite photo is the one where Ariana just buries the right side of her face into her giant hairpiece. This girl… she is insane. It’s very common for women and men in the public eye to have a “good side” that they prefer to be shot on. But most of those people aren’t flat-out deranged a ...
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Ariana Grande: I Was “Too Sexual” At 14

Sep 15 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Marie Claire) Ariana Grande reveals that she always wanted to be an R&B singer, but when she was a young teen writing song lyrics that were deemed “too sexual,” she found herself hiding behind her ditzy Nickelodeon character, Cat Valentine. “People liked her and they accepted her and they thought that I was like her,” she recalls of her breakout role. “So I used to pretend to be a little more like her than I actually was.” While starring on “Victor ...
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