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THIEVES in the TEMPLE. She never knew law like this before. The Grammy winning R&B star Stephanie Mills has ended her working relationship with music mogul Hiram Hicks, citing financial discrepancies as the reason.
The 60-year-old vocalist, who headlined a sold-out Mother’s Day concert at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday, tells us Hicks was fired the following day.
“Often times when this happens to an artist, they're embarrassed and don't want anyone to know,” Mills told Confidential. But according to Mills, as a single mother raising a special needs son, she feels a need to show strength where she feels that she's been wronged. She says she's disappointed because she'd "trusted" Hicks.
Hicks, the former president of Island Black Music, had been managing the singer for 3 1/2 years. Mills says Universal Attractions will oversee all of her performance dates and concert bookings for the time being. The Brooklyn native tells us she’s weighing her legal options against Hicks and plans to use this opportunity to teach younger artists about the industry. “I decided to come forward to share this because I want to empower other artists to pay attention to their business affairs,” she said. She says she's grateful that her own business acumen led her to suspect that there were problems in her dealings with Hicks, which led to the severance.
Mills became a household name over 40 years ago, originating the role of Dorothy in the original Broadway production of “The Wiz,” in which she sang the show’s anthem, “Home.” Her yellow-brick road came full circle in 2015 when she was cast as Aunt Em, opposite Shanice Williams' Dorothy in NBC's live version of “The Wiz.”Hicks denies the story."Your information is incorrect," he wrote in an email. "Ms. Mills and I have an ongoing working relationship". GUESS the old Goat didn't get the MEMO ... Hicks YOU'RE FIRED!!! Mills doesn't play when it comes to her coins.
Rest Easy - Damn another GOD gone to Heaven on his terms. Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, his representatives have confirmed.
He was best known as the lead singer in Soundgarden and Audioslave, and also performed the theme song to the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.
In a statement, Cornell's representative Brian Bumbery said his death was "sudden and unexpected".
It also said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.
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Production sources on the show -- which stars 50 Cent -- tell us they had no idea Charlie was dealing with cancer. We're told he never told anybody on set and put in the work like everybody else.
Charlie played a prison guard named Marshal Williams on the show.
Family sources tell us Charlie only disclosed his cancer battle to very close friends and family members. We're told he said he didn't want his illness to define him.
And, we're told, even the family members who knew he was struggling were shocked when he died ... they didn't know the situation was that desperate.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Massive - TUPAC, SNOOP & DRE
Hip Hop Icon/Legend Tupac Shakur, is set to have a reunion of sorts, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month. It's looking like m a Death Row Records reunion vibe. The late icon’s former labelmate Snoop Dogg is leading the tribute in honor of his “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” collaborator.
Meanwhile, domestic abuse master Dr. Dre is reportedly in talks to also join the ceremony. The legendary producer is apparently close to signing on, word has it, that the tribute will feature at least three songs, including “California Love.”
Snoop and ‘Pac had a friendly relationship that included “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.” However, ‘Pac reportedly shunned Snoop for not beefing with Puff Daddy and The Notorious B.I.G. at the height of his Bad Boy feud. “Me and him clashed, because [radio host Angie Martinez] asked me on the air, ‘How do you feel about Puffy and Biggie?’ And I said what I felt. ‘They my homeboys. I love ’em,'” Snoop told “Sway in the Morning.”
Still, Snoop said he saw ‘Pac after he was shot in Las Vegas. “Last time I saw him, he was laying in the bed, holding onto his last breath.”
‘Pac’s relationship with Dre had similar ups and downs. The duo worked together on “California Love” and its classic cinematic video. However, once Dre started stepping away from Death Row, Shakur taunted Dre. On “To Live and Die in L.A.,” 2Pac said the song was a “California Love” sequel, “without gay ass Dre.” ... OOPS Dre outed once again.
Covers - Future. Record producer/manager Rocko wants Future's career to continuing beaming, makes his banker account richer. Future no matter what ... pay what you owe homie!!!
As we approach the final days of the 3rd month of 2017, Future has already accomplished what some of his music industry peers fail to do in one year. Adding not one, but two no. 1 albums to his name, in less than a month’s time, it is more evident than ever that Future has the recipe for winning. Serving as Billboard Magazine’s latest cover star, Future.