Peter Thomas Launches New Business Venture Despite Filing Bankruptcy

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Auntie Pat’s hustler spirit won’t be denied! Peter Thomas will open the doors to his latest venture in Charlotte, North Carolina today.

I’ll never send his ass to Publix with my debit card and pin number information, though.

Supposedly, wife Cynthia Bailey loaned him $60,000 to start the business back in 2012. At one point BarOne even repaid her, but she ended up lending the capital of $40,000 when the lounge’s financial situation hit the bricks.

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Citing debts of more than $332,000 to a number of different creditors, including outstanding amounts due to the State of Georgia and the IRS, Peter eventually filed for bankruptcy.

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Mariah Carey Parts Ways With Manager Jermaine Dupri

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It’s The Emancipation of Mimi of over again, bitches.

Mariah Carey has split with her manager,  longtime friend and frequent collaborator  Jermaine Dupri.

“I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work,” Dupri told Billboard in a statement. “I put my all into every project. But when I’m not allowed to do what I do, then I know it’s time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future.”

The management shift comes less than three months after ‘Me. I Am Mariah . . . The Elusive Chanteuse’ (I laugh every time I read that extra-ass title, too) failed to dominate the charts. Despite being well-received by critics, the album has only moved 103,000 units since its release in May.

Mimi hired JD as her manager in 2013 after parting ways with Randy Jackson. She is now working closely with Kevin Liles, who was president of Def Jam during her stint at the label and currently manages Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Quick Flicks: Traci Braxton Films Music Video For New Single ‘Last Call’

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Get you a piece, whore! The Little Wig That Could is ready for her time in the spotlight. All eyes were on Traci Braxton as she filmed the music video for her single “Last Call” in Los Angeles on Monday.

Check out more flicks from the set and listen to the track after the jump.

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Yes, You Care: LaToya Jackson Has A New Music Video

Ten words guaranteed to improve the status of your day: LaToya Jackson is back with a brand new music video. Rebbie could possibly — never

“Feels Like Love” is considerably more refined than those tunes but it’s still outrageous in its own kooky way. La Toya coos seductively about tearing up the dance floor with her man before serving dictator realness with a hilarious spoken interlude (“I want everyone in every country to stand up and do what I say!”). As for the video? The thinking man’s Jackson puts on a master class in glamor, allure and elegance. | Idolator

Cissy Houston Speaks Out Against Whitney Houston Biopic: ‘Please Let Her Rest’

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At least Angela Bassett will have an idea of the parties to blame if she wakes up tomorrow with a roots box at her front door.

 In a statement released to ET today, the late Whitney Houston‘s mother Cissy Houston says that the family is “exhausted” by the “continuing misinformation and comments offered by people who did not know her.” She also pleaded with fans to “please let her rest.”

“Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family’s objections. No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby,” ET reports the statement as saying.

“In the two years since Whitney’s death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn’t know her.”

“We are exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments offered by people who did not know her. Please please let her rest.”

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Ray J Hit With 10 Charges Stemming From Hotel Arrest, Including Sexual Battery

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The prodigal son of Frank Mitchell is going through it tonight.

Earlier today, expert coattail rider Ray J was charged with a whopping 10 crimes by the LA District Attorney, including 4 counts of resisting arrest, 3 counts of assault and battery and 2 counts of vandalism from an incident that happened in May. Those charges as well as the battery charge are all misdemeanors. The D.A. also charged the fledgling singer with sexual battery even though cops say no such crime was committed.

Ray J was at a bar at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel when he got rowdy, brushed up against a woman’s ass and was ordered to leave. Police told TMZ at the time it was NOT a sexual battery because the contact was “incidental” — not intentional. Apparently the D.A. begs to differ. Ray J left the bar and then went nuts in an alcohol-fueled rampage. He was arrested, kicked out the window of a cop car and spit on an officer. Ray J told TMZ he kicked out the window because he was claustrophobic. | TMZ