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Not So "Proud Mary?" Mary J. Blige's (@maryjblige) Reveal The Ups & DOWNS of Her Finances!

This last year has definitely been a rough one for singer, Mary J. Blige. Her divorce from husband/manager Kendu Isaacs has only become more bitter by the day. Now, her divorce papers are revealing her financial situation–and it does NOT look good!

via Daily Mail

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The R&B singer, who is in the midst of a bitter legal separation with Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs, filed an Income and Expense Declaration in a Los Angeles court on August 8, after she was given a temporary order to pay him $30,000 a month.

Blige, 46, filed for divorce from Isaacs in July last year, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly 13 years of marriage. Isaacs later demanded spousal support claiming the star left him with ‘no source of income.’

Documents obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, reveal the star earns $326,930 a month – with royalties and earnings from her production company being her main source of cash.

But the paperwork also showed Blige is in hock to Uncle Sam as she owes ‘unpaid back taxes of approximately $6.5 million for the years 2008 through 2016.’

The singer made a note of her debt after reporting a change in income due to a ‘large reduction in my royalties’ over the past year.  

Expense records show she currently pays $14,000 a month for her Los Angeles rental and $2,340 for her two Mercedes-Benz. 

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Her monthly expenses also include mortgage interest, insurance, and real estate taxes for her three homes across New York and New Jersey. 

In 2015, Blige put her eight-bedroom, ten-bathroom, Saddle River, New Jersey mansion up for sale, but it remains on the market.

It was listed as ‘un-rentable’ along with her property in Cresskill which has been boarded up by the city and is in a state of ‘disrepair.’ 

Isaacs, on the other hand, who formerly served as Blige’s manager, had a gross monthly income of $43,977 based on commissions.

Following Blige’s divorce filing, he claimed his estranged wife’s decision to fire him has left him with ‘no source of income.’

In June, a judge ordered the 46-year-old to pay Isaacs temporary spousal support of $30,000 per month. He had originally sought $130,000.

He wanted the Grammy winning songstress to help him pay for expensive meals out, a housekeeper and to generally help him maintain his ‘lavish lifestyle.’ 

According to his court papers Isaacs specifically wanted Blige to cover the majority of the $116,250 he spends per month. He also wants her to cough up $5,000 a month to support his parents and $4,971 a month in support for his two children from a past relationship.

Blige had been fighting against his request, accusing him of blowing money on his ‘girlfriend’ and claiming it as business expenses. 

Earlier reports claim Isaacs had an affair with singer Starshell, who is Blige’s protege. 

In court documents, she accused him of taking $420,000 and using it for what he called ‘travel charges,’ over a two-year period insisting the money was not spent on business-related activities or on activities that involved her.

In a note to her ‘Gross Cash Flow Available for Support’ Blige’s accountant states: ‘However, based on the summary of travel expenses prepared by [Chief Financial Officers of ASCOT Travel Services], Martin Isaacs incurred $419,299 of travel expenses over the period of March 2014 through August 2016 which were deducted as business expenses.

‘Accordingly, we added these amounts back to taxable income since they are non recurring.’  

Previously TMZ had reported that Blige was ‘outraged’ over payment requests from her husband following their split, stating: ‘I am not responsible for supporting [Martin’s] parents and his children from another relationship which he lists as ongoing monthly expenses.’

Court papers also show the recording artist claimed the former couple’s estate is ‘underwater’ to the tune of $10 million and Isaacs contributes nothing to expenses and upkeep. 

We will definitely be keeping Mary in our prayers. We echo Love B. Scott’s sentiments on a new album for her, but we wonder will she have to pay Kendu alimony too. Two words of recommendation for you Mary, “File Bankruptcy!”

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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This last year has definitely been a rough one for singer, Mary J. Blige. Her divorce from husband/manager Kendu Isaacs has only become more bitter by the day. Now, her divorce papers are revealing her financial situation–and it does NOT look good!

via Daily Mail

mary j. blige and kendu isaacs

The R&B singer, who is in the midst of a bitter legal separation with Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs, filed an Income and Expense Declaration in a Los Angeles court on August 8, after she was given a temporary order to pay him $30,000 a month.

Blige, 46, filed for divorce from Isaacs in July last year, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly 13 years of marriage. Isaacs later demanded spousal support claiming the star left him with ‘no source of income.’

Documents obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, reveal the star earns $326,930 a month – with royalties and earnings from her production company being her main source of cash.

But the paperwork also showed Blige is in hock to Uncle Sam as she owes ‘unpaid back taxes of approximately $6.5 million for the years 2008 through 2016.’

The singer made a note of her debt after reporting a change in income due to a ‘large reduction in my royalties’ over the past year.  

Expense records show she currently pays $14,000 a month for her Los Angeles rental and $2,340 for her two Mercedes-Benz. 

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mary j. blige and kendu isaacs

Her monthly expenses also include mortgage interest, insurance, and real estate taxes for her three homes across New York and New Jersey. 

In 2015, Blige put her eight-bedroom, ten-bathroom, Saddle River, New Jersey mansion up for sale, but it remains on the market.

It was listed as ‘un-rentable’ along with her property in Cresskill which has been boarded up by the city and is in a state of ‘disrepair.’ 

Isaacs, on the other hand, who formerly served as Blige’s manager, had a gross monthly income of $43,977 based on commissions.

Following Blige’s divorce filing, he claimed his estranged wife’s decision to fire him has left him with ‘no source of income.’

In June, a judge ordered the 46-year-old to pay Isaacs temporary spousal support of $30,000 per month. He had originally sought $130,000.

He wanted the Grammy winning songstress to help him pay for expensive meals out, a housekeeper and to generally help him maintain his ‘lavish lifestyle.’ 

According to his court papers Isaacs specifically wanted Blige to cover the majority of the $116,250 he spends per month. He also wants her to cough up $5,000 a month to support his parents and $4,971 a month in support for his two children from a past relationship.

Blige had been fighting against his request, accusing him of blowing money on his ‘girlfriend’ and claiming it as business expenses. 

Earlier reports claim Isaacs had an affair with singer Starshell, who is Blige’s protege. 

In court documents, she accused him of taking $420,000 and using it for what he called ‘travel charges,’ over a two-year period insisting the money was not spent on business-related activities or on activities that involved her.

In a note to her ‘Gross Cash Flow Available for Support’ Blige’s accountant states: ‘However, based on the summary of travel expenses prepared by [Chief Financial Officers of ASCOT Travel Services], Martin Isaacs incurred $419,299 of travel expenses over the period of March 2014 through August 2016 which were deducted as business expenses.

‘Accordingly, we added these amounts back to taxable income since they are non recurring.’  

Previously TMZ had reported that Blige was ‘outraged’ over payment requests from her husband following their split, stating: ‘I am not responsible for supporting [Martin’s] parents and his children from another relationship which he lists as ongoing monthly expenses.’

Court papers also show the recording artist claimed the former couple’s estate is ‘underwater’ to the tune of $10 million and Isaacs contributes nothing to expenses and upkeep. 

We will definitely be keeping Mary in our prayers. We echo Love B. Scott’s sentiments on a new album for her, but we wonder will she have to pay Kendu alimony too. Two words of recommendation for you Mary, “File Bankruptcy!”

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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New Details! Wendy Williams’ Son Was Allegedly Punched in Face By His Father, After Calling Him a “B*tch!”

Family violence is all too prevalent and NEVER okay. When you add celebrity status to that mix it only makes a miasma of mess on public display. Wendy Williams knows this all too well as more details are coming out about the altercation between her son Kevin, and his father–and her soon to be ex-husband, Kevin, Sr. Allegedly, Kevin, Sr. hit his son in the face after being called a bitch by him. The two then began to wrestle and the police were called, resulting the younger Kevin being arrested.

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Family violence is all too prevalent and NEVER okay. When you add celebrity status to that mix it only makes a miasma of mess on public display. Wendy Williams knows this all too well as more details are coming out about the altercation between her son Kevin, and his father–and her soon to be ex-husband, Kevin, Sr. Allegedly, Kevin, Sr. hit his son in the face after being called a bitch by him. The two then began to wrestle and the police were called, resulting the younger Kevin being arrested.

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“with a closed fist to the face.”

Kevin Jr. then got closer to his dad before he pushed him, which resulted in a scuffle.

The redacted report obtained reads,

 “Kevin [Jr.] then stated that he called [redacted] a ‘b****,’ which caused [redacted] to approach him in an aggressive manner and started pointing [redacted] finger very close to his face. [Kevin] Jr. then admitted to pushing [redacted], which caused them to start wrestling with one another.”

Kevin Sr. has insisted that he didn’t punch his son. But it was Kevin Jr. who was taken into custody for domestic violence simple assault. This all happened outside of a Krauszer’s Food Stores located in West Orange, NJKevin Jr. also refused to receive medical treatment.

Williams was not present at the time. But it might be safe to say the drama between the Kevins makes her emotional. She cried when a reporter asked her how her son and her soon-to-be ex-husband were doing (after he thought a man next to Williams was Kevin Jr.)

“Please don’t ask about Kevin. We have an 18-year-old son and I’m sensitive to that. But that is not Kevin. Young Kevin and I are fine… Big [Kevin]… Godspeed… You know, stuff happens in life. Stuff happens. And it’s okay. I’ve still got a very full life that I’ve really endured. Please don’t make me cry… Oh my gosh… I didn’t plan on this but it was what it was… I have a very full life. I would ask you to respect our privacy but please I don’t respect people’s privacy… But all three of us are doing fine.”

She said everyone will see the three of them together again considering Kevin Jr. has major life events coming up like graduating from college in a couple of years. She also spoke on the drama between the Kevins.

“They’re not apart.”

We are praying for Wendy and her family. This is clearly painful for her and the strain that all of this is placing her on family and health has been apparent.

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FX & FXX In Full Effect! Check Out Clips from The Upcoming Seasons of “Snowfall,” “Baskets,” & “Archer!”

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FX and FXX are really making waves on the Small Screen, thanks to the amazing and original series like Snowfall, Baskets, and Archer. Each one of these series is critically acclaimed and captivating! Thankfully, we have got a few clips from each of these hit series to keep you enthralled! Check them out below, oh, and Happy viewing!

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[MUSIC VIDEO] Check It Out, “Love It,” By Serayah (@Serayah)!

Serayah–Fox’s Empire may have introduced her to the world–but her career as a singer and actress to continues to build her legacy. This amazing woman is a quadruple threat as she sings, dances, acts, and models. Now, she is releasing a new music video for her catchy new single, Love It! The music video is riveting and gives us Teyana Taylor and Ciara vibes!

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Serayah–Fox’s Empire may have introduced her to the world–but her career as a singer and actress to continues to build her legacy. This amazing woman is a quadruple threat as she sings, dances, acts, and models. Now, she is releasing a new music video for her catchy new single, Love It! The music video is riveting and gives us Teyana Taylor and Ciara vibes!

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Serayah is so timeless and this music video gives us all the feels. It definitely can be that “good girlfriends out partying on a summer night” vibe. We are ready to see more of her music and we are sure her life after Empire is about to be LIT! What do you guys think of Serayah’s new music video for Love It? Sound off in the comments’ section below! Happy viewing!

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