Daily Archives: July 6, 2011
Beyonce‘s 4 album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 this week with 310,000 records sold. 4 is Beyonce’s lowest first-week sales for any of her solo releases, her peak was 541,000 for B’Day back in 2006 and Sasha Fierce sold 481,000 it’s first week in 2008. ‘B’ however, is also making waves this week across the pond with 4 landing at the number one spot on UK’s album chart as well. In other chart news, Adele’s ’21′ fills in the #2 spot with 92,000 sold for a whopping total of 2.5 million sold this year! Kanye West’s protege Big Sean debuts #3 with Finally Famous: The Album selling 87,000 records, after debuting at #1 last week, Jill Scott falls to #5 with The Light of the Sun, with sales of 55,000, and the Eminem and Royce da 5’9″ collabo, Hell: The Sequel, slips three spots to #9 (42,000).
Michael Jackson’s sister made the bizarre revelation during an appearance on CBS’s The Talk where she was promoting her new autobiography ‘Starting Over’.
It tells of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband and manager Jack Gordon, who she says also ‘hated and despised’ her legendary entertainer brother.
La Toya, 55, accused Gordon of beating and threatening to kill her during their tumultuous marriage.
Audiences on the daytime talk show gasped when the former model told how Gordon, who died in 2005, once attempted to charge Mike Tyson the hefty sum to sleep with her.
She also claimed he forced her to take part in group sex against her will and to pose for twice Playboy magazine.
‘Mike Tyson later told my mother and father and some other friends that he (Gordon) had told him that if he wanted to sleep with me he has to pay $100,000,’ she told the show’s panel.
‘I was in brothels and everything. He put me(it was) everything I was against. He made me do Playboy twice and had me sit on the stage and say ‘Oh no, it was all my idea’.
‘And I had to do that because I knew what he said he would do, he would do it.’
La Toya added: ‘I wrote this book for women. It was very difficult for me, because when he (Gordon) took me, at that time I was a strict Jehovah’s Witness and I knew nothing about the world whatsoever.
‘I was 29 and one of those over the top religious people. I was mentally 16 because of not knowing the world and what people do, not everyone was honest and I believed everything they said.’
Offered: La Toya claims that Tyson told her parents he was offered sex with her in return for money
During the interview, La Toya also told of her shock at witnessing the scene of her brother Michael’s death, at his Holmby Hills home in June 2009.
She said she was taken aback when she arrived because his bedroom appeared to have been ransacked as though someone was ‘looking for something.’
‘It was about 12 hours until we got there. Michael had passed away that morning.
‘When we got there, I had the people walk us through the room and it was a total wreck.
‘Everything was turned over, upside down, it was like ‘who has been looking for what?’
‘I know the cops and other people had been through there but there was no reason for that. It was just a complete mess.
Now that the negotiations between NBA owners and players has reached a lock out Kobe Bryant is looking to put together a tour that may have him heading to one of his biggest markets, China. Since the NBA owners say they are losing money and want a larger share of the league’s $4 billion revenue Kobe Bryant and other high profile stars like Derrick Rose are in the early negotiation stages for a potential exhibition tour of China if the lock out continues for an extended period.
Esther Baxter is trying to make the transition from being a video vixen/model to serious actress and shake off her recent break up with Joe Budden in the process.
The beautiful 26-year old talks to King Magazine those subjects and other things that are going on in her world currently. Check out an excerpt from the interview below as wel as some new pics of Esther.
Unfortunately, there’s been more focus on your recent public split with rapper Joe Budden. He does have a track record when it comes to being associated with video models. Did you know this going into your relationship?
With me, I had no idea who he was, what he did, or any of his music.
Seriously? You didn’t know about his hit record, “Pump It Up”?
No, I thought Swizz Beatz did that song.
I didn’t know anything about his past. And I judged him by who he was and who he presented himself to me.
To catch the rest of the interview, as well as the Esther Baxter cover and photo spread pick up Sep/Oct issue when it hits newsstands July 17.