In new tell-all music mogul CLIVE DAVIS reveals how the King of Pop, MICHAEL JACKSON systematically plotted to destroy older brother Jermaine and other sibs’ music careers!
Davis confirms the long standing rumors that Jacko was so insecure and paranoid that he had to be the only Jackson to succeed.
Davis writes in new book “Soundtrack of My life” that he had signed Jermaine Jackson to his company Arista who then had several hits including: “Do What You Do” and “Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming.”
Reportedly, Michael was less than pleased.
Davis writes that when he hired Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and LA Reid in the late 1980s to produce Jermaine’s fourth LP at Arista Records, Michael had had enough.
MJ promptly kept Babyface busy on his own projects, luring him away from Jermaine.
Clive writes: “Jermaine couldn’t believe that Michael, his close brother, would hijack his producers’ material this way.”
Clive recalls Jermaine was “crying, indeed sobbing at times, so deeply hurt that his brother would do this to him.”
That’s when Jermaine wrote his infamous song, “Word to the Badd,” which denounced Michael as shallow and selfish.
Michael retaliated by phoning up Davis, demanding the removal of the defaming track from Jermaine’s new LP.
Caught between the two feuding Jacksons, Jermaine leaked the tune anyway when Davis stalled.
“I felt it would be wrong for me to tell an artist to take a song off an album,” Davis writes. “This was a family and personal matter that they would need to resolve themselves.”
Michael’s longtime PR man, the late Bob Jones, also confirmed the same story in his book, revealing that Michael deliberatly destroyed the careers of Jermaine, Rebbe and LaToya but wasn’t fast enough to stop the meteoric rise of the youngest Jackson sib, Janet.
Fresh off winning his second consecutive MVP in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night, comedian Kevin Hart is about leave his mark on late night televison.
It was announced on Saturday that the star of Real Husbands of Hollywood and Laugh at My Pain will serve as the host of the March 2nd episode of Saturday Night Live. This will be the comedic superstar’s first time hosting the long-running late-night sketch comedy show.
Hart will be the second African-American comedian to host SNL this season. In Living Color alum Jamie Foxx hosted the show on December 8th.
Hart joins an exclusive list of black stand-up comics that includes Foxx, Tracy Morgan, Bernie Mac, David Alan Grier, Damon Wayans, Martin Lawrence, Sinbad, Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pryor that have been tapped to lead the program during its 38-year run.
NBA superstar Chris Bosh's wife, Adrienne, has reportedly responded to Young Money boss Lil Wayne's claim of having sexual relations over NBA All-Star Weekend.
According to reports, Mrs. Bosh decided to take the high road and not entertain Wayne's accusations.
Adrienne Bosh ain't trippin'! After Lil Wayne's back-handed jab at her and her man, Chris Bosh, she just served him a big plate of kindness. The wife of the NBA baller took the high road via twitter today after the Young Money CEO said he "f*cked Chris Bosh wife." She started it off with a series of retweets which read: "Truth prevails. Today stand in your truth and ignore the chatter around and about you. #myhighestself #TodayICan #chakrawisdom. Some people create hate for profit, and some people create love for free. Pay no mind to the haters, embrace the love. #TodayICan. #TodayICan ignore those who live in hate for their own ego, and keep my eyes on pure love. They will never bring me down." (Global Grind)
She then allegedly cited the wrath of karma coming back to bite Wayne.
Mrs. Bosh then continued to kill him with kindness by telling Wayne 'what goes around comes around.' She even tweeted a picture to let Weezy know karma is real. "KARMA What goes around comes around. Keep your circle POSITIVE. Say good words. Think good thoughts. Do good deeds." What do you think about the way Adrienne Bosh handled today's rumors? (Global Grind)
Rihanna capped off a night of partying in London with a bloodied knee after someone allegedly threw a bottle in her direction ... and screamed things at her about Chris Brown.
According to reports, RiRi was leaving a club called The Box when someone threw a bottle of Lucozade (a UK energy drink) in her direction.
The bottle didn't connect, but Rihanna allegedly scraped her knee during the commotion when she brushed up against a metal shop grate.
Rihanna was in town for London Fashion Week.
We reached out to a rep for RiRi -- so far, no word back.