Word on the curb, according to Terez Owens, is that Ciara and Russell Wilson have applied for a marriage license. Sources say the couple, who have vowed to stay celibate until marriage, have also purchased a new house and a yacht. Says a source, “Ciara is already living in Seattle, and she’s not getting any younger.” The $80 million Seattle Seahawks quarterback also gets along well with Ciara’s toddler son, Future Zahir.
Terrence Howard scored a huge victory in Los Angeles Superior Court over his second ex-wife, Michelle Ghent. The judge threw the former couple’s spousal support agreement, which Terrence testified he signed under duress, out of court. The judge agreed that Ghent blackmailed the “Empire” star with threats she would sell naked videos and photos of him singing to media outlets. According to reports, the judge’s ruling means that Howard and Ghent now have to return to Family Law Court to work out a new agreement. Meanwhile, the Oscar-nominated actor secretly divorced his third wife, Mira Pak, Monday, July 27. They are the parents of a 3-month-old baby boy, Qirin Love.
Speaking of “Empire,” the hit show has cast Mo McRae to appear in season two. Variety has learned exclusively that the actor will do a three-episode arc, playing a love interest for Gabourey Sidibe’s character Becky. The character’s name is J-Poppa, who’s described as a handsome, easygoing guy who is seeing Becky, assistant to Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard, at Empire Entertainment.
The hotspot, 1Oak Los Angeles, was the place to be recently! Oscar-winning actor/crooner/comedian Jamie Foxx was spotted with close friends sitting in the VIP area and sipping cocktails. Travis Scott arrived later that evening and was spotted dancing to his songs as DJ Eric DLUX spun records.
This season, the Great Women in Music Festival calendar will include the Bartlett Foundation’s “Weekend to Remember” Sept. 11-13. Held in Queens, N.Y., the stellar inaugural three-day fundraising event will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bartlett Contemporaries. “Weekend to Remember” opens Sept. 11 with a meet and greet at the Proper Cafe, 217th Street and Linden Boulevard. Sept. 12 is the concert and after-party at York College.
Honorary hosts for this event will be Rep. Gregory Meeks; state Sens. Leroy Comrie and Kevin Parker; Assemblywomen Vivian Cook, Barbara Clark and Michelle Titus; and Councilmen L. Daneek Miller, Donovan Richards and Ruben Wills. The weekend closes Sept. 13, with a jazz and blues brunch at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. This event is co-sponsored by the Thomas White Jr. Foundation, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, York College and Golden Crust.