Following a week of reports and rumors that NBA free agent Lamar Odom, who is married to Khloe Kardashian, is battling an addiction to crack cocaine, the basketball player was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) on Aug. 30 at 3:54 in the morning and arrested for DUI suspicion. Odom was pulled over on the 101 Freeway for going too slow. Deputies at the scene smelled alcohol on Odom and believed he was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs. He failed the field sobriety tests.
People magazine reports that Odom was released from jail at 8:30 that morning after posting $15,000 bond. He has, however, lost his driver’s license because he refused the chemical test, a decision that carries a one-year suspension. “Once you say ‘no,’ you automatically lose your license. No judge or attorney needed,” CHP spokesman Leland Tang told the magazine.
The National Black MBA Association Inc. will have its 35th annual conference and exposition on Sept. 10-14 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Highly regarded as one of the nation’s largest business and professional conferences and expositions, the annual event matches job seekers with opportunities for some of the country’s leading talent, NBMBAA members and Fortune 500 corporations. With the theme “Courageous Leadership: Owning Your Own Success,” this year’s conference will offer attendees the best practices to prepare, distinguish and position themselves for advancement in a global workforce.
Beyoncé spent the day filming a music video for her new song “XO” at Coney Island, and it looks like she stayed well into the night on Aug. 29 in New York City. The superstar songstress was joined by photographer Terry Richardson for the shoot, where she was seen riding the famous Cyclone roller coaster and walking around the boardwalk. As night started to fall, Beyoncé, wearing a pink bow, got into a dance–off with a couple of shirtless guys.
Life & Style magazine is reporting that Christina Milian and her boyfriend, Jas Prince, are engaged. Sources say the couple, who have been dating since September 2010, got engaged earlier this year. One friend said, “She is over-the-moon happy.” Milian previously dated Nick Cannon and was briefly married to the Dream in 2009. The divorced couple have a 3-year-old daughter. Milian is rumored to be in the cast of the new season of “Dancing With the Stars” and will soon be seen in the highly anticipated movie “Baggage Claims.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs put his Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $10.9 million. Located inside the affluent and guard-gated neighborhood known as the Summit, the two-story foyer showcases a detailed spiral staircase and a massive chandelier. The lower level of the mansion offers a chef’s kitchen, a state-of-the-art media room and a family room with a sports bar. There are seven bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths.