Being one of the last bastions of true glamour we have left in this ugly world, Mariah Carey makes it easy for us to forget that she’s a regular-ass human being with both regular-ass, and extraordinary-ass, problems. In my mind’s eye, Mariah emerged from a glittery cocoon in the year 1990 with a halo of curls and butterfly wings, belting a siren song punctuated with a high C7 whistle note. It’s a sweet, sweet fantasy that Mariah has helped to cultivate but in her upcoming memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, she delves into some of the harsh realities of her early life. As reported by Hot New Hip Hop, in her book, Mariah writes about how, at 12, her estranged sister, Alison Carey, pumped her full of drugs and tried to sell her out to a pimp. And to think anyone ever begrudged Mariah a marabou feather housecoat or a haughty affectation. She earned that shit, fair and square.
2020 has been awful for pretty much everyone, and it’s been especially terrible for Vanessa Bryant. And somehow, it has managed to get worse. Vanessa is currently in the middle of a very messy, very sad, very public fight with her mother, Sofia Urbieta Laine. Fighting with your mom is bad enough, but then there’s the added element of what the fight is about. And all the emotions are multiplied by 600 because Sofia chose to air out their drama in an exclusive television interview.
Britney Spears Has Filed Documents Saying That She Doesn’t Want Andrew Wallet Involved In Her Conservatorship
Britney Spears has been fighting with her father Jamie Spears over her longstanding conservatorship, and she’s recently been making some choices that have no doubt left him steaming like a pot of overcooked grits. Jamie just wants to control as much of Britney’s life as the American legal system will allow, while keeping the details of it all as hush-hush as possible. But Britney would like everyone to know the details of what’s going on, like how she wants to be able to pick her co-conservator. Britney has made suggestions previously about who she’d like to see manage her money, and now she’s drawing a line in the sand (easy for an artistic prodigy like Britney) regarding who she doesn’t want. Jaime has been pushing for the return of former co-conservator Andrew Wallet, and Britney doesn’t want that.
Aside from being a model and TV talent show host, Heidi Klum is known for her legendary annual Halloween parties and costumes. If you ask her ex-husband Seal, he might suggest that she’s already in costume, and that she’s decided to dress up as a gender-reversed version of the husband from Not Without My Daughter. Heidi has recently filed legal documents asking permission to bring her four children Leni, 16, Henry, 14, Johan, 13, and Lou, 10, to Germany while she films Germany’s Next Top Model. Seal fought back, alleging that he doesn’t want his kids to travel to Germany, because he believes Heidi plans to keep them in Germany forever.
Earlier this month, Jamie Spears got around to addressing the #FreeBritney movement, the online uprising of Britney Spears fans who were demanding that Britney finally be released from her 12-year-long conservatorship. Jamie Spears used to have complete control over Britney’s life, from basic everyday decisions to her finances. About a year ago, Jamie relinquished some conservatorship control to Jodi Montgomery (Jamie was still allowed to exercise control over Britney’s estate). Jodi’s position was only supposed to be temporary, which is why everyone in Britney’s circle has been spending the summer discussing the future of her conservatorship. Everyone seems to have an opinion on whether to #FreeBritney or not. And now we know how Britney herself feels. Remember when Britney sang, “Gimme gimme more“? Britney now wants the court to give her (give her) dad less access to her money.
Jeremy Renner and his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco’s messy custody fight continues to be very messy (and no, that’s not a piss-test joke). Jeremy may be making a peace sign in that picture but things are far from peaceful with Sonni.
This latest development is related to Jeremy’s recent-ish claim that COVID-19 fucked with his career, and made it impossible to keep paying Sonni her $30,000 a month in child support. Jeremy and Sonni are fighting over their 6-year-old daughter Ava Berlin. Jeremy reportedly wanted that number dropped to about $11,000 a month, which he believed was a reasonable amount to spend on the needs of a 6-year-old. A hearing was supposed to happen regarding that change. The Blast reports that Sonni has asked the courts to reschedule the child support hearing until after she’s able to get her hands on some drug tests. Because Sonni wants to discuss any drug test results with Jeremy and his business manager before she agrees to a child support cut of $19,000.