Tiny Files For Divorce From T.I. After 6 Years Of Marriage

T.I.’s marriage to Tameka “Tiny” Harris is coming to an end after six years.

TMZ reports that Tiny, 41, filed for divorce earlier this month in Georgia’s Henry County. The soon-to-be ex-couple have a total of seven kids … three together and four from previous relationships.

Tip, born Clifford Harris Jr., and his estranged wife have had marital problems in the past, but always worked things out.

The final straw for the 36-year old Atlanta rapper and former Xscape singer allegedly centers around Tiny taking a photograph and dancing with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at a Halloween party thrown by Mariah Carey earlier this year, according to TMZ.

Mayweather and T.I. famously brawled at a Fatburger joint in Las Vegas on May 24, 2014. Tip confronted Floyd because he wasn’t happy about photos that surfaced of his wife and the retired boxing legend. And another one in which Tiny referred to Money May’s daughter as her “new boo.”

Maybe T.I. and Tiny might patch things up again, but at this point it appears they will be heading their separate ways.

‘Star Wars’ Actress Carrie Fisher Dead At Age 60 (Video)

Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars,” has died. She was 60.

Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” read the statement from publicist Simon Halls. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”

 

Fisher had been hospitalized since Friday when she suffered a medical emergency on board a flight to Los Angeles.

Carrie Fisher

She made her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit “Shampoo.” Fisher also appeared in “Austin Powers,” ”The Blues Brothers,” ”Charlie’s Angels,” ”Hannah and Her Sisters,” ”Scream 3″ and “When Harry Met Sally …”

But she is best remembered as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” in 1977 with her now-iconic braided buns, who uttered the immortal phrase, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” Fisher played a part in which she was tough, feisty and powerful, even if at one point she was chained to Jabba the Hutt. (She reprised the role in Episode VII of the series, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015, and her digitally rendered image appears in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”)

Fisher long battled drug addiction and mental illness. She said she smoked pot at age 13, used LSD by 21 and was first diagnosed as bipolar at age 24. She was treated with electroconvulsive therapy and medication.

In 1987, her thinly veiled autobiography “Postcards From the Edge” became a best seller. It became a 1990 film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep.

More books followed: “Delusions of Grandma,” ”Surrender the Pink,” ”The Best Awful,” ”Shockaholic” and this year’s autobiography, “The Princess Diarist,” in which she revealed that she and co-star Harrison Ford had an affair on the set of “Star Wars.”

Ever ready to satirize herself, she has even played Carrie Fisher a few times, as in David Cronenberg’s dark Hollywood sendup “Maps to the Stars” and in an episode of “Sex and the City.” In the past 15 years, Fisher also had a somewhat prolific career as a television guest star, recently in the Amazon show “Catastrophe” as the mother of Rob Delaney’s lead, and perhaps most memorably as a has-been comedy legend on “30 Rock.”

Her one-woman show, “Wishful Drinking,” which she’s performed on and off across the country since 2006, was turned into a book, made its way to Broadway in 2009 and was captured for HBO in 2010.

Little was off-limits in the show. She discussed the scandal that engulfed her superstar parents, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher (he ran off with Elizabeth Taylor); her brief marriage to singer Paul Simon; the time the father of her daughter left her for a man; and the day she woke up next to the dead body of a platonic friend who had overdosed in her bed.

“I’m a product of Hollywood inbreeding. When two celebrities mate, something like me is the result,” she said in the show. At another point, she cracked: “I don’t have a problem with drugs so much as I have a problem with sobriety.”

“She was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be,” Whoopi Goldberg wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie.”

Carrie Fisher has passed, she was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be. Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie
R.I.P.

“Hail Hail! A genius has vacated this realm-RIP Carrie Fisher,” Roseanne Barr posted on the site.

Besides her daughter, Fisher is survived by her brother, Todd Fisher, and her mother.

In a 2009 interview with The Associated Press, Fisher wasn’t coy about revealing details about her unusual life, whether it was about drug addiction, mental illness or her failed relationships. She hoped to destigmatize mental health problems.

“People relate to aspects of my stories and that’s nice for me because then I’m not all alone with it,” she said. “Also, I do believe you’re only as sick as your secrets. If that’s true, I’m just really healthy.”

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AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr in Los Angeles and AP Drama Writer Mark Kennedy in New York contributed to this report.

Actor & Comedian Ricky Harris Dead At Age 54. Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Cedric The Entertainer & More Mourn His Passing

Veteran actor and comedian Ricky Harris has passed away. He reportedly died from a heart attack on Monday, December 26. He was 54 years old.

Ricky Harris (left) as Taadow and Snoop Dogg in the music video “Doggy Dogg World.”

The Long Beach, California native was known as a performer on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and his hilarious skits on Snoop Dogg songs. In particular his bit as Taadow on the song “Doggy Dogg World.” He’s prominently featured in the music video.

A visibly upset Snoop paid tribute to Harris in a heartfelt Instagram video.

“Well y’all … I lost one one of my dear friends today, Ricky Harris,” Snoop says in the clip. “A lot of y’all may know him as a comedian, but he was a real dear friend of mine. Ricky Harris, rest in peace … Long Beach original.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOf9TlgjE69/embed/?cr=1

Many may remember Harris for his role in the television series “Everybody Hates Chris.” Other acting credits include “Poetic Justice,” “Heat,” “Dope,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Moesha,” “Poetic Justice” and more.

Many of his fellow artists were hit hard upon learning of his death.

Cedric the Entertainer tweeted that he was “devastated.”

Ice Cube wrote, “The world is a little less funny today.”

Damn, we lost Ricky Harris. The world is a little less funny today. RIP homie.

“Man. Taadow himself man. Dog our FIRST LA show in 94. Ricky Harris showed us so much love man. 2016 man keeps taking and taking and taking. I’m not joking at all when I wonder aloud about is this the rapture happening and maybe my life isn’t right and I’m stuck on earth w ol orange crush at the wheel. Do we have the strength to even…hang on? Cause who are we kidding is 2017 all that safe? Hold on be strong y’all. Seriously,” Questlove of The Roots captioned an Instagram photo.

Harris is survived by his mother, ex-wife and two daughters.

RIP Ricky Harris Dam this crazy please send prayers out for his family wow this hurts man. https://www.instagram.com/p/BOf_sAGhOW3/ 

Comedians… We give a piece of ourselves everytime we step on a stage. You are appreciated. Rest in Heaven Ricky Harris.

I can’t believe my friend passed away today,,, I made history with this dude on Def comedy jam, toured the country together

Rest in peace Ricky Harris.

 

Tasty Tuesday

ep_01192016_persian_chicken_with_spaghetti_squash_pomegranate_and_pistachiosPERSIAN-SPICED CHICKEN WITH SPAGHETTI SQUASH, POMEGRANATE, AND PISTACHIOS

Persian Chicken With Spaghetti Squash, Pomegranate, and Pistachios / Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Prop Styling by Alex Brannian, Food Styling by Anna StockwellPersian Chicken With Spaghetti Squash, Pomegranate, and Pistachios / Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Prop Styling by Alex Brannian, Food Styling by Anna StockwellYIELD

4 servings
ACTIVE TIME
30 minutes
TOTAL TIME
1 hour

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 medium spaghetti squash (2–2 1/2 pounds), halved lengthwise, seeded
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
    • 1 medium red onion, peeled, quartered
    • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice, divided
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
    • 4 chicken legs (thigh and drumstick)
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses (see cooks’ note)
    • 1/2 cup roasted salted pistachios, coarsely chopped
    • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
    • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dill, plus more for serving
    • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped mint, plus more for serving

PREPARATION

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Sprinkle each half of squash with 1/4 tsp. salt, then place facedown on prepared baking sheet along with onion quarters.
    3. Combine turmeric, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. allspice, and 1/8 tsp. cayenne in a large bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Arrange chicken skin side up alongside squash and onions on baking sheet. Brush tops of chicken with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Bake until interior of squash and onions are fork-tender, chicken skin is crispy, and an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165°F, 35–45 minutes; if chicken is done before squash, remove from oven and let rest until squash is finished cooking.
    4. Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, and remaining 3 Tbsp. oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. allspice, and 1/8 tsp. cayenne in a large bowl.
    5. Finely chop onion quarters and transfer to bowl with dressing. Using a fork, scrape squash crosswise to pull strands from shells into bowl with dressing; discard shells. Add pistachios, pomegranate seeds, dill, and mint and toss to coat.
    6. Divide chicken among plates, top with dill and mint, and serve alongside squash mixture.

Rapper Yung Mazi Shot In The Chest Inside An Atlanta Waffle House

Atlanta rapper Yung Mazi was shot in the chest early Tuesday morning, December 27, inside a Waffle House in his hometown.

CBS46 reports that Mazi had just entered the restaurant and was preparing to order when an unidentified assailant opened fire on him.

Atlanta rapper Yung Mazi shot in Buckhead Waffle House. Details on @cbs46 News.

He was taken to Piedmont Hospital where he is recovering. Police have no suspects at this time.

Mazi has been targeted multiple times by gunmen. In a June interview withDJ Smallz, he said that he’d previously been shot 10 times.

“I’m a red dude. People always don’t like the red dude for some reason … and that’s cool. I’m not hating, I’m not mad. I would be mad honestly, if I was like you. I would be mad. And then, I might walk around with with a quarter million dollars worth of jewelry on,” he told Smallz when asked why he keeps getting shot. 

Following this morning’s incident Mazi tweeted, “God made me bulletproof.”

He definitely seems to have an angel on his shoulder. We wish him a speedy recovery.