Plus, Phaedra Parks' Christmas plans include a visit to Apollo in prison, Tasha Smith is reportedly ordered to pay spousal support, and more.
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Marsha Ambrosius shocked her fans during a performance in London when she brought her former Floetry group member, Natalie Stewart, to the stage. They performed several fan-favorites including “Say Yes” and “Floetic.” The Grammy-nominated duo Floetry disbanded in 2007 but their brief reunion during Ambrosius’ “Friends & Lovers” tour was a welcomed treat for concert goers. [The Voice Online]
Phaedra Parks seems to be in the holiday spirit. When questioned by TMZ, Parks admitted that she’d be happy to allow the kids to visit her husband, Apollo Nida, in prison over the holidays. “I would love to,” she said to TMZ. “I’ll send him a Christmas card and everything. We speak all the time.” [TMZ]
According to reports, actress Tasha Smith has been court-ordered to pay her estranged husband, Keith Douglas, $50,000 a month in spousal support. This is the latest development in the star’s drama-filled break up. They’ve each filed restraining orders against one another, with Smith being ordered to stay two yards away from husband at all times even though they’re living in the same home. [TMZ]
Stacey Dash has some family drama of her own. In an interview with The Edit, Dash says her family, including her cousin Damon Dash, have essentially turned their backs on her because of her conservative political views. “We’re not really talking because they were the ones who told me to keep my mouth shut. They felt that I should do certain things because I’m Black,” she said. “Certain friends don’t speak to me any more either.” [The Edit]
Justice has finally been served in the case of George Stinney, a 14-year-old Black boy executed 70 years ago in South Carolina. A judge has overturned the conviction of Stinney, the youngest person in America to be executed, who was wrongly convicted of the rape and murder of two white girls. “Given the particularized circumstances of Stinney’s case, I find by a preponderance of the evidence standard, that a violation of the Defendant’s procedural due process rights tainted his prosecution,” wrote Circuit Judge Carmen Tevis Mullen in her decision. [CNN]
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