Coffee Talk: Mary J. Blige’s Father Stabbed, In Critical Condition
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See what we’re chatting about: • Mary J. Blige’s father, Thomas, is in critical condition after allegedly being stabbed by an ex-girlfriend Thursday night. According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, Blige suffered three stab wounds including one to the neck during a domestic dispute. The ex-girlfriend was found in a nearby apartment in the same complex. She was arrested and booked on assault with intent to murder charges. She’s expected to be arraigned today. Blige remains hospitalized. [Battle Creek Enquirer] [USA Today] • Kevin Hart’s show idea based loosely based off his life and stand up comedy has been ordered to pilot by ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the show gets picked up for a full season, Hart will more than likely play a recurring role on the show. Hart along with Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan will executive produce the show. Both Goldman and Donovan will write the script. [Hollywood Reporter] • Rapper Nicki Minaj isn’t happy with her new ESPN cover. Minaj tweeted an image of the cover saying, “When retouching goes wrong.” It appears that Minaj’s face has been altered on the cover, while Kobe Bryant looks virtually untouched. She offered up another shot from the shoot, this time it’s unretouched. “I love my personal unretouched photos where my forehead doesn’t mysteriously grow in length,” she captioned. [Nicki Minaj Instagram] • Jay Z and Beyoncé again topped Billboard’s 100 Power List. The annual roundup takes a closer look at the top folks in the music industry, who exert influence on the world, and how they managed to become so successful. Other entries include L.A. Reid, Simon Cowell and Debra Lee. See the complete list here. [Billboard]

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