Say it ain’t so! TLC member T-Boz, one of the ladies who just a few years ago sang about wanting “No Scrubs,” filed for bankruptcy today. T-Boz — real name Tionne Watkins — owes more than $768,000 to creditors, most of which is related to her $1.2 million home. Ms. Boz does have money coming in – she makes around $11,700 a month in income and spends around $8,800 — but she hasn’t been able to make any headway on her nearly million dollars of debt. She’s also claiming that a portion of her outstanding debt is related to unpaid child support bills, totaling somewhere around $250,000. [TMZ]
Of course, T-Boz is hardly the only celeb to file for bankruptcy After the jump, some other celebs who blew their fortunes.
Nene Leakes is SO OVER. Atlanta’s most entertaining Housewife by far is Phaedra Parks, the attorney, new mom, and self-described Southern belle of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” This season, Phaedra has really come into her own, delivering even more hilarious, yet inspiring quotes, all while she considers opening her own funeral home (?!), keeps her ex-con hubby Apollo in check, raises their baby Ayden, and parties with strippers. Some people — ahem, Cynthia’s cranky husband Peter — think Phaedra is dumb, but I think she’s savvy and witty. After the jump, 18 pieces of Phaedra’s amazing wisdom. Keep reading »
“The way I view feminism — and I know there are a lot of different things going on — but, at its purest form, to me, it’s a very positive, supportive, nurturing, empowerment thing. I mean, God, who isn’t a feminist? If you don’t think women are as good as men, you’re not a good person. I like to think that most of the population of people worth being friends with are feminists, if that’s what feminism means.”
— Kat Dennings of “Two Broke Girls” might have the best quote about feminism that I’ve ever read. You tell ‘em, girl. [Bust Magazine]
“Baby, baby, baby — oh! Let me be your lawyer, lawyer, lawyer — oh!” Keep reading »
“Whether they’re in America or in Africa, people want to work. They want to have purpose. They want to provide for themselves and their families. They don’t want handouts. They don’t want to be completely dependent on their governments — even though there’s usually no opportunity for that anyway. But they want to be self-sufficient and have a sustainable lifestyle.”
–Scarlett Johansson, speaking on global poverty during a recent Oxfam trip to Kenya, to raise awareness about drought and famine in the region. There are currently around 3.7 million people in Somalia and the surrounding areas that are suffering from acute starvation, while an additiona 6 million are suffering from hunger. Johansson has worked with Oxfam–an international anti-poverty coalition–since 2004. [Huffington Post]