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After word spread that Mary J. Blige filed for divorce last week from her husband of 13 years, Kendu Isaacs, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul released a statement to People magazine. “Ms. Blige is saddened to say it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don’t work how we hoped they would,” her rep told People. “But, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything. Mary will continue writing and working on her album, which is due out later this year, along with her world tour,” the statement continues. “She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult time.”

Recovered from the stroke and heart attack he suffered last year and looking dapper in a gray tuxedo and wearing his signature fedora, Joseph Jackson thanked friends who attended his 88th birthday party July 30 at a private residence in Las Vegas, Nev. The patriarch of the family whose legendary children include the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and Janet, Latoya and Jermaine Jackson was presented a sheet cake with candles on it in the form of stars, and the walls of the rooms were decorated with photos of the Jackson Five. There was also a slide show of the family through the years and photos of him with his children adorned the walls.

Shacara McLaurin, who has a moving new single out called “It’s My Time,” shows what perseverance and faith will do for you. Five years ago, the talented singer, who is a member of the famous Harlem Gospel Choir, was viciously beaten with a padlock by a pack of students from the Brooklyn Academy and Bedford-Stuyvesant Preparatory High School, whose dastardly mission was to prevent McLaurin from performing in the year-end talent show. Also known as “Song Bird,” she has now overcome all of her injuries and is the ambassador for STOMP Out Bullying and founder of Victim2Victorious, an organization that mentors, motivates and advocates against bullying and acts of violence.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Terrence Howard is being hauled to court by Authentic Talent and Literary Management that claims the “Empire” star has breached an oral contract by failing to pay a post-termination commission. They claim the Oscar-nominated actor, who fired them, now owes several hundreds of thousands of dollars with the payment allegedly rising.

It looks like Kendall Jenner has parted ways with Los Angeles Laker Jordan Clarkson and is definitely dating actor A$AP Rocky. The two have been spotted together in Paris, New York and Los Angeles and last weekend, although the Estee Lauder spokesmodel entered her sister Kylie Jenner’s 19th birthday party in L.A. with fellow model Hailey Baldwin, she snuck out with Rocky at her side.