Chance the Rapper isn't just hip-hop's favorite new artist ... he owns up to his responsibility in the child support department too. Chance struck an agreement with Kirsten Corley over how much he'll ante up in child support for their 17-month-old daughter. Apparently, the case was open and shut Monday when they both walked into court. A lawyer for Chance's ex told the Chicago Tribune ... "This case ended quickly because of the unusually high level of cooperation between the parents putting their child's best interest first." Chance's own lawyer, Tanya Stanish , said they had come to a fair resolution. Chance said in an interview last week that he's considering moving back in with his parents ... despite winning 3 Grammy awards this year and riding a HUGE wave of success following his free 2016 mixtape, "Coloring Book." He also publicly announced a $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools earlier this month. … [Read more...] about Chance the Rapper Reaches Child Support Agreement with Baby Mama
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Flo Rida is calling BS on the baby mama who claims he's a deadbeat dad, saying he already forks over a generous check every month ... and her lawsuit is nothing but a cash grab. Sources close to Flo tell TMZ he's been making monthly payments of $5k to Alexis Adams to care for their 7-month-old son, and feels blindsided by her taking him to court. We're told Flo and Alexis both agreed on the amount, but he thinks she's being greedy by asking a judge to force him to pay more. He says they were never a couple. Alexis acknowledges she's been getting payments, but feels it isn't nearly enough to support herself and the baby -- considering his ailments, and the high cost of living in NYC. She claims she can't afford child care, so she can't leave the baby and go to work. Our Alexis sources say she never agreed the $5k was a fair amount, but accepted it because she needed the money. … [Read more...] about Flo Rida Denies Deadbeat Allegation, Says He’s Paying Plenty of Child Support
Flo Rida has a 7-month-old baby boy in NYC, but he's not in the child's life and he's not paying support ... according to the baby mama who's now taking him to court. Alexis Adams says in docs, obtained by TMZ, she and Flo hooked up in December 2015, and had relations into mid-January 2016. She says little Zohar Paxton was born in September. We're told Alexis is saying the child has hydrocephalus, water on the brain, and she's struggling to cover medical expenses for his treatment. According to the docs, Flo has yet to acknowledge he's the father ... despite the fact a paternity test in December 2016 showed a 99.99% chance the kid is his. Alexis included the test results in her filing. She's asking the court to grant her child support. We've reached out to Flo Rida's camp, but no word back yet. … [Read more...] about Flo Rida Accused of Being Deadbeat Dad, Baby Mama Sues for Support
With negotiations set to begin Tuesday for a new Animation Guild contract, more than 2,600 industry figures have signed a petition calling for pay equity for color stylists, the animation industry’s only predominantly female craft, whose artists set the look, lighting and palette of cartoons. The 3,500-member Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839, hasn’t struck the industry since 1983, but leaders told their members recently that a strike this time around “is always a possibility, if not a probability.” The guild’s talks are separate from the recently concluded negotiations for a new film and TV contract covering some 43,000 members of IATSE’s 13 West Coast studio locals. The petition, organized by the Animation Guild’s Color Stylist Committee, is yet another sign of the growing movement for gender pay equity in Hollywood’s historically female-majority crafts. As reported here exclusively last week, more than 3,300 industry figures have signed another petition calling … [Read more...] about Thousands Sign Pay Equity Petition For Animation Industry’s Female-Dominated Color Stylist Craft
Taliban officials and supporters have been buying blue ticks on free speech warrior Elon Musk ’s Twitter . According to a BBC investigation , at least two Taliban officials and four prominent supporters are currently using the service, which Musk took over in October. The likes of Hedayatullah Hedayat, the head of the Taliban’s department for “access to information”, and Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture head Abdul Haq Hammad, both have ticks and a combined 350,000 followers, which Deadline has verified. The former had his paid-for blue tick removed last month, according to local media, but it has now returned. Neither were verified as official accounts by Twitter’s pre-Musk system and the BBC also listed a number of prominent Taliban supporters who have recently acquired the blue tick. Prior to Musk’s Twitter takeover, ‘verified’ Twitter accounts were only given to “authentic accounts of public interest” but the blue tick system means anyone can pay $8 … [Read more...] about Taliban Officials & Supporters Buy Blue Ticks On Elon Musk’s Twitter
Jeff Bridges accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his staggering 70-year career in Hollywood at the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday. Upon his arrival on stage, Bridges jokingly channeled his iconic character, the Dude from The Big Lebowski before launching into a heartfelt tribute to his esteemed parents, Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Bridges “If I was the Dude from The Big Lebowski, he would say, ‘This is just like, your opinion, man.’” said Bridges. “Today is my dad’s birthday. I wouldn’t be up here without my dad, he’s the reason I’m up here. I can remember loving him so much. And as a kid, I said ‘I’m not sure if I want to be an actor’. [And my dad] goes, ‘What are you talking about? Don’t be ridiculous. Be an actor. You’re going to get to tell all these wonderful stories, from all these different perspectives of people that are alive. My mother… she was the best actor of the bunch. [They were] so supportive.” Bridges, in awe of his long … [Read more...] about Jeff Bridges Pays Tribute To His Family, Peter Bogdanovich And Beautiful “Lifetime” Of “Telling Stories”
Chief Keef just learned he's a daddy ... again ... bad news for him because he now owes another big chunk of change for child support ... TMZ has learned. Keef's attorney says the rapper admitted he's the father of a 10-month old child ... after being confronted with some pretty conclusive evidence -- his own DNA. According to the lawyer ... Erica Early went to court in Chicago to establish paternity. The DNA test shows there's a 99.9% chance Keef is the papa. The 18-year-old rapper is still in court-ordered rehab in California for his weed smoking ... so he wasn't in court when the judge ordered him to pay Early $2,500 a month in child support ... plus, another $25K lump sum payment for the previous 10 months. But good luck collecting ... Keef owes thousands of dollars in back child support in ANOTHER paternity case ... and he's not coughing it up willingly. Gallery Launch Gallery Getty … [Read more...] about Chief Keef — Another Day, Another Baby
Flo Rida ... you are the father -- is what Maury Povich would be saying if the 34-year old rapper was a guest on his show. We broke the story ... a hot model named Natasha Georgette Williams sued Flo last year for child support. However she wanted "good fortune" support ... a special kind done for rich people's kids. Flo admitted they had been banging all over the country -- but he was convinced she was sleeping with multiple partners. He also allegedly offered to pay for an abortion . According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Williams finally had the DNA test done and it shows a 99.99999999% chance Flo fathered the child. Williams' lawyer Ray Rafool tells us, "Though not a surprise to Ms. Williams, we are certainly pleased that the Court ordered paternity test firmly establishes Flo Rida is the father of their son." A judge hasn't officially named Flo as the father yet, but we get a good feeling ... that's just a matter of … [Read more...] about Flo Rida vs. Baby Mama — DNA Test Proves You ARE The Daddy!
" Love & Hip Hop " star Rich Dollaz is returning to the scene of the crime ... he's headed back to a Five Guys burger joint after getting sprung from a NJ jail. We broke the story ... Dollaz was popped by cops Sunday night as he came out of Five Guys carrying a bag of burgers. Police say he was wanted because he owed $10,500 in unpaid child support. A rep for Dollaz calls the whole thing a misunderstanding ... and tells TMZ Dollaz had been trying to resolve the child support case. Hudson County jail officials say Dollaz was released after paying his debt in full ... and walked out of jail a free -- and hungry -- man. He even took the time to take a pic with fellow inmate Jason Rios, who was released at the same time. The rep tells us ... Dollaz never even got to eat his expensive burgers -- they were confiscated by cops -- but he's headed right back to Five Guys ... so he can ketchup on what he missed. Gallery Launch Gallery … [Read more...] about Rich Dollaz — Sprung From Jail … Craving 5 Guys
Flo Rida says he thinks the woman who's going after him for child support is a scammer, because he believes the unborn baby isn't his. Natasha Georgette Williams ... says she had sex with Flo in almost every city mentioned in "Dancing in the Streets" -- Miami, L.A., Atlanta, Rochester, NY and Vegas ... and X marked the spot in one of those places. Flo is not disputing he had sex with her, but he's unconvinced he was her only partner. So he says he'll only pay her temporary support while she's pregnant if DNA proves her right. Every boy, grab a girl, everywhere around the world ... … [Read more...] about Flo Rida — We May Have Banged in 10 Cities … But It’s Not My Baby!