Mary J Blige In more money drama!

Mary J. Blige has been handed a $3.4 million tax bill.

The No More Dramas singer faces paying the huge amount after being accused of avoiding her US federal taxes for three consecutive years from 2009.   In addition to her federal taxes, the 42-year-old star also reportedly owes the State of New Jersey over $900,000 in back taxes.

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Mary’s money woes do not end there, as she was sued earlier this year for allegedly defaulting on a $500,000 bank loan which she took  out between 2005 and June 2012.

In another lawsuit, filed last November, the singer and her husband, Martin Isaacs, were also accused of defaulting on a $2.2 million loan from Manhattan’s Signature Bank.

The financial institution is seeking the full loan amount, alongside $58,000 in interest.

This is not the latest financial setback for Mary, after her charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now Inc., was accused of mishandling funds and failing to pay back a loan last year.   Speaking about the allegations, Mary previously said: ‘The lives of young women are at stake. I feel what they feel. I don’t want them to suffer. I promised them something and I’m gonna deliver. Period.

‘The problem is that I didn’t have the right people in the right places doing the right things.

This should have never been allowed to happen, but it did and now we are fixing it.’

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Cheryl Cole touches down at LAX

She recently admitted she is making the most of the current lull in her career to enjoy a well-earned break from her usually jam-packed schedule.

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And taking a rest from the music industry appeared to have done Cheryl Cole the world of good as she touched down at Los Angeles LAX Airport on Saturday evening.

Flashing her famous killer-watt smile as she wandered through the arrivals terminal, the 29-year-old singer flashed her toned and tanned pins in a pair of tiny buttercup yellow shorts.

The Geordie beauty teamed her sexy yellow hotpants with a stylish loose-fitting gunmetal grey blouse, while toting a matching snakeskin-print handbag.

Showing no hint of the fact that she had just stepped off a lengthy transatlantic flight, Cheryl looked positively radiant as she showed off her flawless skin with minimal bronze make-up, and wore her long brunette locks tumbling in dramatic waves around her shoulders.

Ever the A-lister, the Call My Name hitmaker completed her jet-set look with a pair of white aviator shades to shelter her eyes from the glare of the flashbulbs.

Perhaps the reason behind Cheryl’s sunny appearance was the fact that she may have been en route to see her long-distance lover, dancer Tre Holloway, who currently lives in the US.

The star recently admitted that while she is making the most of having a clear schedule for once, she would never abandon music for good.

She said in an interview with Daybreak: ‘It’s exciting that I actually don’t have any plans for once, because I got a little way in with the third album and then decided to put it to one side so I could focus on the Girls Aloud tour and that’s just come to an end, so I actually don’t know.

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‘Music is my life, music is my passion, my first love, so that will always be part of what I’m doing. But I actually don’t have any plans right now.

‘I’m turning 30 in June… I’ve had an incredible decade in this industry, with the highs and the lows. 30 is a very empowering age for me, I feel the best I’ve ever felt.’

Frankie Sandford expecting first child with fiance!

Frankie Sandford has revealed she is pregnant with her first child with fiancé Wayne Bridge.

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The 24-year-old singer announced the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, writing: ‘Some big news from me today!

‘Wayne and I are having a baby. We are both SO happy and can’t wait for his or hers arrival!’

And Frankie’s Saturdays bandmates were quick to congratulate the couple, with Una Healy leading the way by writing: ‘So happy and excited for our @FrankieTheSats and Wayne’s baby news!! X’   The Saturdays’ official Twitter page added: ‘Lots and lots of love to @FrankieTheSats and W ayne on their big news!! The Sats family is growing and we are SO thrilled for them! xx’

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The singer’s happy news comes just weeks after she and Wayne announced their engagement.

Posting a picture of her knockout diamond ring on Twitter in early April, the 24-year-old wrote: ‘Guess what?!!!’, while posing with her footballer boyfriend.

‘Wayne proposed to me on Saturday evening and I said yes. We are both very happy,’   Frankie, who has had a tempestuous few years after her public battle with depression, looked wide-eyed in the Twitter snap, covering her mouth with her hand and showing off the rock in the process.   Manchester City footballer Wayne, 32, who is currently on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion, kissed his fiancée in the photo, while she seemed more concerned about flashing the ring.

Frankie has been with the sportsman since December 2010.   The singer previously dated McFly bassist Dougie Poynter, who she reportedly split from just a couple of months before she met Wayne back in 2010.   Wayne had a son, Jaydon Jean Claude Bridge, with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel back in 2006.   However, they split in 2009 – a few months later Vanessa was alleged to have had four month affair with married footballer John Terry, who was Wayne’s teammate at Chelsea at the time.

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Frankie first sparked rumours she could be expecting last month, when she displayed a rounded figure as she performed with her Saturdays bandmates at Aintree Races.   She also refused alcohol during a March appearance on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man, opting for a Capri Sun alongside fellow expectant bandmate Rochelle Humes.

She is the third member of The Saturdays to start a family.   Una Healy is mother to one-year-old daughter Aoife Belle with husband Ben Foden, while Rochelle’s first baby with JLS husband Marvin is due any day now.

Speaking recently about Rochelle’s impending arrival, Frankie admitted she was feeling broody, tweeting: ‘Would quite like @RochelleTheSats baby to come out now please. I want to meet him or her!!’

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The Sats family is growing! Una Healy is mother to one-year-old Aoife Belle wtih her husband Ben Foden

 

Any day now! Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin are expecting their first child   And in a previous interview, Frankie said that she and Wayne wanted to have a baby before getting married.

She said: ‘Everyone keeps asking me and Wayne when we are getting married and when we are having babies.

‘I am a bit bored of everyone asking because it’s like, “We will do it when we are ready. If you keep asking about it, it’s not going to happen”. It’s not fair for the guy to have that pressure.’   And in a previous interview, Frankie said that she and Wayne wanted to have a baby before getting married.

She said: ‘Everyone keeps asking me and Wayne when we are getting married and when we are having babies.

‘I am a bit bored of everyone asking because it’s like, “We will do it when we are ready. If you keep asking about it, it’s not going to happen”. It’s not fair for the guy to have that pressure.’

Her raciest photoshoot ever!

Just when you thought Miley Cyrus couldn’t push the boat out any further, she comes along and proves everyone wrong.

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The actress and singer has posed for what is without a doubt her sauciest photo shoot ever.

The 20-year-old can be seen tugging on her underwear, unbuttoning her trousers and cupping her bare breast in the shocking images. Miley also graces three different covers for V magazine, showing plenty of skin in each of them.

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Miley shed her Disney princess image long ago, but the starlet still seems intent on proving again and again that she isn’t the wholesome type.

Fortunately for her any squeaky clean remnants of her reputation have been well and truly washed away with this eye-popping photo shoot.   Miley also dyes her crop of hair various colours for the arresting snapshots, including bubblegum pink, bright orange, lilac and white.

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And she said of her sudden and surprising image overhaul: ‘I chopped my hair and bought a pair of Docs and never looked back.’

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For the new issue of the magazine, Miley was interviewed alongside Pharrell Williams, who helped produce her upcoming fourth studio album.   Miley said of the record: ‘Everyone can like what we’re doing. That’s when I feel like my record is so different. It’s not what people expect where it’s me giving my middle finger and saying, “F*** you. I didn’t make a record for the people that love me.”

I made a record for the people that love me, but then I made a record for the people that I want to start to understand me.’   The album is scheduled to be released this year and Miley admitted she is glad she has taken her time on getting it right.   ‘I got excited because on this record I can say whatever I want,’ she said. ‘And then I got more comfortable with that and the record got better and better.

‘If I had made it two years ago when I should have had a record come out, it would have been a little brat trying to say “This isn’t who I am! This is what I’m trying to prove!” Now I’m not trying to prove anything to anybody.’

Miley may be a huge admirer of Pharrell but it seems the hip hop star is just as much of a fan of hers.

Pharrell, 40, told the publication that he was impressed by Miley from the moment they first met.   ‘When I met her, I just thought of a ball of fire,’ he recalled. ‘She was saying, “I like this and I like that.” And I was impressed, because she knew to say those things.’

Miley also took the time to mention that any rumours of a split between herself and fiancé Liam Hemsworth are false, and they simply work too hard to spend as much time together as they would like to.

I’m not home with my boyfriend all the time. We work,’ she said. ‘Every week it’s “Are they broken up? Because we don’t see a photo of them.” I don’t have time to go to Starbucks with my boyfriend every morning. I wish I did, but I don’t.   ‘I’d rather chill at my house and be there for the time I actually get to spend with him. And then I’m at the studio all day. He gets up to work out at six and I come home at five from the studio.’

The star added that she has been prioritising her album over everything else recently – including wedding plans.

She said: ‘I put this record before everything, and I’ve never done that with anything. I’ve put too much into this record to put anything else in front of it. ‘

Jessie J forced to pay £1m to manager

Singer Jessie J is to hand over £1million to the manager who discovered her to bring a two-year legal battle to an end.   Raymond Stevenson discovered the star when she was a 15-year-old student at the Brit School and says he helped to guide her through a ‘self discovery’ when she was a teenager.   Now The Voice judge must hand over 20 per cent of her £5million earnings from her triple-platinum selling debut album Who You Are to Stevenson.

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He landed a record deal for the Essex-born singer, who has had two number one singles, when she was 19 and paid £70,000 of his own money to get her out of it when the label went bust.

Mr Stevenson, who owns management company 141a, previously said: ‘I don’t think there is a dispute about our involvement and what we did for her over five years, and 20 per cent represents that.’

Stevenson helped Jessie – real name Jessica Cornish – get signed by a major record label in the US after British music bosses turned her down.   She was then signed by Crown management, who also manage Union J, who got her a deal with Universal Records.   A music industry source told The Sun: ‘Jessie is signed to the type of huge label who usually just push people around and get what they want.

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‘Ray is extremely well-respected, but he runs a relatively small operation and Jessie’s people thought he would just roll over.’

Lucia Hinton and Raymond Stevenson owners of the Imperial Garden

A joint statement from Jessie J and 141a to the newspaper said: ‘The parties have reached an amicable solution.’  Stevenson also said: ‘141a is very proud of Jessie’s achievements – she is a very talented artist.’

Delta Goodrem Gets Makeover

She recently swapped her trademark flowing locks for an edgy shorter ‘do, but it seems that was just the start of Delta Goodrem’s style makeover.   Looking more rock chic than pretty pop princess, the Aussie singer showed off her slim figure in tight leather pants, a black blouse, high chunky boots and a wide black hat as she stepped out for her morning coffee in Santa Monica.   And not forgetting the ultimate accessories for any celeb, Delta donned large sunglasses and carried an oversized tan bag as she strutted along the street.

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The 28-year-old singer has been dividing her time between LA and Australia, where she is busy fulfilling her duties as a coach on the second season of The Voice Australia alongside fellow coaches Benji Madden, Seal and Ricky Martin.

Delta has been going through a fashion evolution of late, swapping her bohemian style wardrobe for more on-trend outfits and experimenting with fashion in her role as a coach on the singing reality show.

The singer received her share of criticism on last year’s show for everything from her ‘love-and-light’ mantras to her wardrobe choices, but Delta is clearly determined to start fresh with a new blonde do and a shift in style.   And she’s obviously loving the change, with the singer tweeting about her new look: ‘New haircut. Thank you Mr Brennan @mikeybren xo.’

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And while Delta is currently on the market, her fans are still buzzing about her romance with The Voice host Darren McMullen.

There was no denying their chemistry when they were spotted cosying up together last year, and while they went out of their way to deny their relationship, Darren has finally admitted that the pair ‘had something going on.’

Chatting to Australian radio hosts Kylie and Jackie O, Darren admitted: ‘We were just two very young single people who would hold hands occasionally. We are still very close.’   Delta’s love life has been a hot topic since she split from fiance Brian McFadden in 2011, with the starlet enjoying a brief but high-profile romance with pop star Nick Jonas, who was eight years her junior.

And it seems Delta might still have a thing for toyboys – the singer was teased by her fellow coaches for flirting with 20-year-old Bondi singer Ben Goldstein in the latest episodes of The Voice Australia, after she thanked god that another handsome singer had joined the show.

Hitting in the low notes!

It was the first night of her second headline tour – The Glassheart Tour.   So it’s no surprise that Leona Lewis fancied wearing something memorable on Monday evening in Berlin.   The 28-year-old showed it’s not just her music which hits the high notes, as she took to the stage in the fashion forward, stomach and cleavage baring outfit.

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She teamed them with the crop top in black which featured an extravagant large white collar on just one side.   Making sure the daring top stood out she wore her long hair pulled off her face in a sleek ponytail.

And to complete her vampy on stage look she wore exaggerated flicked eyeliner, while keeping her lips nude.   Standing on stage alone Leona cut a striking figure as she belted out her well-known hits for her German audience.   Ahead of her first show the softly-spoken singer tweeted about her nerves, she wrote: ‘Touch down in Berlin! First show of the #GlassheartTour gulp!’