The singer refuses to pay the remaining costs for her late grandmother's lavish funeral.
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- The company responsible for putting together the funeral for Rihanna’s grandmother has issued a lawsuit against the Barbadian starlet. Rihanna’s grandmother, Clara Brathwaite, passed away in June, 2012 and the singer held a lavish party to celebrate her grandmother’s life, which featured tents, multi-media big screens and large exotic floral arrangements that came at a price of over $150,000. The funeral company says Rihanna only paid a quarter of the total amount owed and refuses to dish out any more cash. The lawsuit claims Rihanna believes the amount is unreasonably high and therefore refuses to pay the remainder of the money. [TMZ]
- After Usher’s 5-year-old son Usher Raymond V almost drown in his pool Tuesday, the singer has been silent about the accident until now. “I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering,” Raymond said in a statement.”I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family’s well-being. I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock,” he continued. “I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son’s life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews. They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them.” Usher V is currently in stable condition at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite where doctors continue to run tests on him. The incident occurred when the boy’s arm got stuck in a pool drain while trying to grab a toy underwater. After his aunt and a housekeeper failed to free him from the drain, contractors working in the home were able to rescue the young boy and perform CPR on him. The child’s mother, Tameka Foster, filed for an emergency court hearing Tuesday asking that she be granted temporary custody of she and Usher’s two sons who she believes are being endangered. [E! Online]
- Music icon Chaka Khan has penned an open letter to end rumors about her leaving rehab due to a clash between she and Lindsay Lohan. Khan took to her website to talk her addiction to prescription medications, her stay in rehab, and her experience getting to know Lohan while in rehab. “To choose to do what is necessary to better one’s self is commendable,” she wrote. “I applaud Lindsay Lohan for doing the work. She is a lovely young lady and I pray for her well-being.” Khan also tweeted Lohan saying, ” ain’t nobody gonna tear our love apart. I love you more sweetie!” [That Grape Juice]
- Things continue to look up for Robin Thicke’s latest single, “Blurred Lines.” The track, which features T.I and Pharrell, has reached it’s 9th week on the Billboard Hot 100 and has made history by breaking a record for the most weeks with over 400,000 downloads sold. “Blurred Lines” also holds the #2 spot of the best-selling songs of 2013. The song has even broken a record once set by Mariah Carey in 2005. “‘Lines surges 6% to 219.8 million all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS, a new record for the chart which launched in December 1990,” says Billboard. “That sum ends the seven-year audience rule of Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” which peaked with 212.2 million impressions on the chart dated July 9, 2005.” [That Grape Juice]
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