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The Quick Read: Trey Songz Arrested On Suspicion Of Felony Domestic Violence


Here’s what’s trending in news today:

Trey Songz surrendered to LAPD on Monday on suspicion of felony domestic violence after a woman accused the singer of punching and choking her last month. The victim says Songz attacked her during an after-party at a home he was renting for NBA All-Star weekend. Sources say the singer is cooperating and the Los Angeles County district attorney has not yet received the case for review. (NY Daily News)

Chaka Khan’s rep is shutting down rumors that the singer was under the influence during a recent performance. Fans took to social media following the singer’s performance at the Jazz in the Gardens festival in Florida after some speculated the singer was drunk. Khan’s rep told reporters that the singer has been balancing a busy schedule and the flu and will be resting until her next performance. (The Jasmine Brand)

Russell Simmons continues to deny sexual misconduct claims after 12 women came forward to accuse the music executive of sexual harassment and assault. Simmons told paparazzi, “I don’t have a stitch of violence in me.  I would never hurt anybody.” (TMZ)

JAY-Z has been announced as a back for Promise, a startup that looks to reform bail with technology and a community supervision program that will help reduce incarceration across the US. The startup will provide financial assistance to people who cannot afford bail and will include monitoring and support so that people don’t miss important obligations. (TechCrunch)

Wendy Williams made a tearful return to The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, thanking her husband for “ushering me through wellness.” She also thanked her son for his help through the ordeal and dedicated a segment of the show to Graves’ disease. (MadameNoire)

Plot twist! Donald Trump, Jr. allegedly hooked up with Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day while he was married and filming season five of Celebrity Apprentice. A source reveals that the two allegedly began sleeping together close to the end of taping, adding that the affair began at the end 2011 and ended in March 2012 after Trump Jr.’s wife found emails between him and O’Day. (US Weekly)

Michael B. Jordan is attached to produce WWII action-drama The Liberators, which tells the story of the 761st regiment in World War II, an entirely African-American combat unit, whose heroism led to the desegregation of armed forces. (Variety)

The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy after Lantern Capital put in a “stalking horse,” which allows for a bankruptcy auction. The company will also release employees from NDAs, which could more accusations against former Weinstein Company co-founder, Harvey Weinstein. (Variety

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