Word On The Curb: Monday, March 12th “Jill Scott Being Sued By A Former Friend; Lisa Bonet Speaks Out On Cosby Sexual Allegations; Nick Gordan Arrested for Domestic Violence

WORD ON THE CURB…

LISA BONET FINALLY BREAKS HER SILENCE ABOUT BILL COSBY AND HIS SEXUAL ALLEGATIONS. SHE DIDN’T HOLD BACK ANYTHING DURING A COVER STORY FOR NET-A-PORTER, LISA SAID SHE ALWAYS FELT A “SINISTER SHADOW” ENERGRY FROM COSBY AND THAT SHE CONSTANYLY FELT DARKNESS FROM HIM. SHE NEVER SAID THAT SHE EXPERIENCED ANY SEXUAL HARRASSMENT FROM HIM BUT FINISHED THE INTERVIEW BY SAYING, “IF I HAD ANYTHING MORE TO REVEAL THEN IT WOULD HAVE HAPPEN A LONG TIME AGO, THAT’S MY NATURE THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.”

 

NICK GORDON, FORMER BOYFRIEND OF BOBBY KRISTINA, HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. EARLY SATURDAY MORNING COPS WERE CALLED TO NICKS SEMINOLE, FLORIDA HOME FOR REPORTS OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE. ACCORDING TO  NICK’S STORY, HE TOLD THE COPS THAT HIS GIRLFRIEND, LAURA LEAL, REFUSED TO LEAVE HIS HOUSE, THREW A BOTTLE AT HIM, AND RIPPED HIS SHIRT. HOWEVER, HIS GIRLFRIEND’S STORY IS THAT SHE PICKED NICK UP FROM A BAR. HE STRUCK HER IN THE FACE AND PULLED HER HAIR WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING, THREATENING TO MAKE HER CRASH THE CAR. ALTHOUGH SHE DIDN’T PRESS CHARGES POLICE ARRESTED HIM BECAUSE THEY NOTICED HER LIP WAS SWOLLEN WITH DRIED UP BLOOD.

JILL SCOTT WILL SPENDING A LOT OF TIME IN COURT BUT NOT JUST FOR THE DIVORCE RATHER SHE IS BEING SUED BY A FORMER FRIEND OVER A HALLMARK GRETTING CARD. MISTER MANN FRISBY, A FORMER WRITER FOR THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, IS SUEING THE HER FOR STEALING THE IDEA HE HAD FOR GRETTING CARDS. FRISBY SAID HE AND JILL SCOTT WERE FRIENDS AND TOGETHER THEY PITCHED THE IDEA OF USING HER SONG LYRICS IN A GREETING CARD 10 YEARS AGO AND THEY AGREED TO SPLIT EVERYTHING 50/50 IF THEY COULD GET A DEAL WITH A GREETING CARD COMPANY. HE FILED THE LAWSUIT IN PHILADELPHIA ON THURSDAY AND IS SEEKING $50,000 IN DAMAGES AS WELL AS THE 50% OF HER PROFIT FROM THE GREETING CARD DEAL WITH HALLMARK.

 

THIS WEEKEND HISTORY WAS MADE, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME TWO BLACK DIRECTORS WILL HAVE THE #1 AND #2 SPOTS AT THE BOX OFFICE. “BLACK PANTHER” MADE OVER A BILLION DOLLARS AT THE BOX OFFICE EARNING THE #1 BOX OFFICE SPOT FOR FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW. AS FOR AVA DUVERNAY’S “A WRINKLE IN TIME,” FINISHED IN SECOND PLACE MAKING THIS THE FIRST TIME THAT ANY FILM BY A BLACK DIRECTOR HAS HELD THE TOP 2 SPOTS AT THE U.S. BOX OFFICE. RYAN COOGLES THE DIRECTOR OF BLACK PANTHER IS NOW THE 2ND BLACK DIRECTOR TO DIRECT A $1 BILLION MOVIE, JOINING DIRECTOR GARY GRAY, WHO DIRECTED “THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS.”

WHILE WE ARE ON THE SUBJECT OF BLACK PANTHER. IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE MARVEL HAS CONFIRMED A SEQUEL. PART TWO OF T’CHALLA’S REIGN IS IN THE EARLY PLANNING STAGES. THE SEQUEL WILL BEGIN RIGHT WHERE IT ENDED.

IF YOU’RE CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY:

MARLON JACKSON – 61

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