Rapper/actor Sean Combs' ex is about to lose the home Diddy bought her. Misa Hylton-Brim, the mother of his eldest child, moved into the three-bedroom house in Westchester, New York over a decade ago (03), but now bank bosses want to foreclose on the place, claiming they stopped getting payments in 2010.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ.com, Diddy took out a $712,000 (GBP445,000) mortgage, and, as of 2010, he still owed over $620,000 (GBP387,500).
The bank manager want the rest of the money paid off or they'll sell the property at auction.
Hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs is a daddy again after his girlfriend Kim Porter gave birth to twin girls this morning.
Former model Porter, 36, delivered two healthy babies, one weighing five pounds and the other five pounds, four ounces, at 7:56 a.m. (local time) at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City.
The rapper halted filming on the movie adaptation of the play Raisin in the Sun in Toronto to dash to New York for the birth.
A statement from the star's publicist Robert Zimmerman says, "Diddy received an early Christmas gift! It gives us great joy to announce the arrival of Diddy's twin girls.
"The beautiful, healthy baby girls were born this morning with Diddy by mother Kim Porter's side. Diddy had a plane on standby in Toronto where he is filming Raisin in the Sun and made it just in the nick of time for the delivery. Both Kim and the girls are doing great."
The couple, who originally dated in the mid-1990s before reuniting again in 2003, also have 10-year-old son Christian together.
Porter is also mom to son Quincy, from her relationship with singer Al B., while Combs has a 13-year-old son, Justin, whose mother is his ex, stylist Misa Hylton-Brim.
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P. Diddy says he's being fleeced in child support
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs thinks he is being fleeced by the mother of his 10-year-old son and is hurt by her demands to increase his child support payments, which currently stand at $35,000 per month. "We've had a great relationship, and then all of the sudden I got hit with a lawsuit for more money," Combs told The Associated Press Thursday. Combs is currently appealing the $35,000 per month ruling brought on by Misa Hylton-Brim, a fashion stylist for Lil' Kim and other stars. "My son goes to the best schools, he has full-time tutors," the mogul said. "I wouldn't know what else to do to give my son." Combs claims Hylton-Brim wants more money because she's in the process of getting a divorce from her husband, with whom she has children. "It's not about child support, it's about adult support," he said. "I love the mother of my first child. I would never want to do anything to hurt her, but I have to defend the kind of father that I am." Combs, who also pays roughly the same amount in child support payments to model Kim Porter, the mother of his second child, Christian, added: "The fact is that the mother of my first child gets more money than the mother of my second child." Combs and Porter are currently together. But Combs said he had no bad feelings towards Hylton-Brim. "I'm always going to respect her for being the mother of my child … but at the same time, that don't mean she has to be right."
Disney chief Michael Eisner to step down in 2006
Disney chief Michael Eisner plans to step down when his contract expires in September 2006, Reuters reports. Eisner, who headed the Burbank, California-based company for two decades, told the board of his decision in a letter dated Sept. 9, released by Disney on Friday. Eisner became Disney's chief executive in 1984 and presided over one of the world's best-known brands, whose businesses range from theme parks to films to the ABC television network. But in April, the 62-year-old Eisner just narrowly survived an attempt led by dissident shareholders Stanley Gold and Roy Disney, a nephew of founder Walt Disney, to oust him from his post at Disney. Eisner was subsequently stripped of his role as Disney chairman.
Gwyneth Paltrow to take time off
Gwyneth Paltrow, who gave birth to daughter Apple in May, says she is not going back to work any time soon. "I don't imagine that I'm going to take on something very big in the next 6, 8, 10, 12 months," the actress reveals in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which hits newsstands Friday. Paltrow said she could fill her leisure time attending Pilates class or watching reality TV fare like MTV's Newlyweds, staring Jessica Simpson--Paltrow's favorite singer. "I'm just glad that there's one super-popular girl in America who's not drunk, sleeping with tons of people, and wearing incredibly revealing, inappropriate outfits," Paltrow told EW. "She's a postmodern Donna Reed."
Naomi Campbell discusses drug addiction
Supermodel Naomi Campbell, who won a legal battle against the Daily Mirror tabloid over revelations about her drug addiction, will talk about her battle with drugs in an interview with British talk show host Michael Parkinson, Reuters reports. According to excerpts from the show released Friday, Campbell admitted to doing cocaine. "No one forced me to do it. I did it because I wanted to. I don't have any blame for anyone but myself," Campbell, 34, said. "I go to (rehabilitation) meetings in every country I'm in. When you stop drugs, you have to stop everything."
Theron's injury could have been worse
Charlize Theron's recent injury on the Berlin set of Aeon Flux could have been much worse. The actress' boyfriend, actor Stuart Townsend, told AP Radio that Theron was doing a back-flip somersault while wearing platform shoes when she slipped and hurt her neck. "The slipped disc went almost into the spinal cord," he explained. "She's fine, but could've been in a lot of trouble." Townsend says he expects Theron, 29, to be laid up for six weeks. When asked why she was performing the stunt, Townsend replied: "She's just that kind of girl. She's like, 'Yeah, I'll do anything.' But I said, 'The stunt girl is going to start working and not you.'"
Kanye West leads Source noms
Rapper-producer Kanye West received a leading seven Source Hip-Hop Music Awards nominations Thursday, including nods for best album, video, lyricist and producer of the year, the AP reports. Ludacris followed close behind with six nods. The rapper will battle for male artist of the year against Jay-Z, Lil Flip, Twista and Juvenile. Youngbloodz, Ying Yang Twins, 8Ball and MJG, Westside Connection and OutKast, meanwhile, will compete for group of the year. The Source Awards, which will be handed in out in Miami Oct. 10, and will air on BET Nov. 30.
Legendary Disney animator Frank Thomas dies
Frank Thomas, one of Disney Studios' pioneering animators whose credits include Pinocchio, Bambi, Peter Pan and 101 Dalmatians, died yesterday at his home in Flintridge, Calif., the AP reports. He was 92. Thomas had been in declining health following a cerebral hemorrhage earlier this year, according to the studio. Thomas was a member of Walt Disney's elite "Nine Old Men," who worked on many classic shorts and features during a career that spanned more than four decades. He was born in Santa Monica, Calif., and went to college at Stanford University, where he met his lifelong friend and another of the "nine old men," Ollie Johnston--the last of those original animators still alive. Thomas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanette, their children and grandchildren.
Top Story: Depp Film Release Pushed Up
In an attempt to capitalize on Johnny Depp's overwhelming popularity after Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Sony Pictures is releasing his latest thriller Secret Window April 12 instead of the original date of March 23rd, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jeff Blake, Sony's president of worldwide marketing and distribution, said of the decision, "We just had our first screening of the film, and it went great; Johnny Depp is terrific in this film, adding that the media campaign for the film would begin February 1st, Super Bowl Sunday. The film stars Depp as a novelist terrorized by a man (John Turturro) who insists the book Depp is writing was stolen from him. Jurassic Park scribe David Koepp wrote and directed the film based on a Stephen King novella.
Stone Bars Reporters From Alexander Set
Volatile director Oliver Stone has barred reporters and onset photographs in an effort to avoid "distractions" while the film is being shot in Thailand, Associated Press reports. Cast and crew are also banned from taking photos of the battle scene in which Alexander (played by Colin Farrell) does battle with King Porus during his invasion of India in 325 B.C.E. According to an actor in the production, "We've been warned that if Oliver sees us with a camera, he'll storm over, stomp all over the camera and personally escort you off the set." Production on the epic, which also stars Val Kilmer, Angelina Jolie, and Anthony Hopkins, began in September of last year in Morocco and in studios near London. The film is due to be released in November of this year.
Jackson Customized Bentley To Be Sold
Michael Jackson's Bentley Arnage Red Label Turbo will be auctioned off this weekend unless the auction house is notified otherwise by the singer, AP reports. Jackson entered into a contract to sell the 2001 Bentley with the Barrett-Jackson classic car auction house in October of last year before the singer was arrested on charges of child molestation. The auction house is now unsure whether the singer still wishes to sell the car. "We just want to do what he wants us to do and we don't know what that is," the house's Craig Jackson (no relation) said adding he has spoken with Jackson's management team, but, "These discussions have resulted in mixed directions about the car's status for the auction." Since the agreement to sell the car was signed by the singer, unless he specifically tells the auction house he wants to keep the car it will be auctioned off this weekend. The Bentley model would ordinarily be valued at $150,000, but with the additional customization and celebrity signatures as well as the fact it was used in the Jackson video for "What More Can I Give," the price should significantly increase. Says the auction house's Jackson, "It could bring a half a million dollars."
Singer Art Garfunkel was arrested Saturday for marijuana possession after the limousine he was riding in was pulled over for speeding, Reuters reports. The 62-year-old former member of the '60s duo Simon and Garfunkel was riding in the back of the limo when a state trooper pulled the driver over for diving 61 mph in a 45 mph zone, and noticed the scent of marijuana coming from the back of the limo. The trooper, who did not recognize the singer-songwriter, discovered small amount of pot in Garfunkel's jacket pocket. Garfunkel faces a $100 fine if convicted of unlawful marijuana possession next Wednesday in the Town of Hurley Court in New York State. Garfunkel's driver received a speeding ticket.
Mother of Combs' Son Wants More Child Support
Misa Hylton-Brim, mother of Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' 10-year-old son Justin, is asking for a raise from the $5,000 a month in child support she receives to $30,000 a month, AP reports. Ms. Hylton-Brim's lawyer Brett Kimmel said in New Rochelle, NY, Family Court his client needs the extra monthly income to pay for the private school Justin attends, as well as a nanny and 24-hour security for the boy. Says Kimmel, "This child's needs specifically relate to his father being who he is." Combs did not appear in court nor did his lawyer, Peter Galasso, comment on the case. Model Kim Porter, the mother of Combs' other son, 6-year-old Christian, receives $30,000 a month for support. Combs runs Bad Boy Entertainment as well as owning numerous other business ventures including restaurants and a clothing line.
Music Industry Sues Hundreds For Piracy
The Recording Industry Association of America has filed four separate suits against 532 users of unnamed Internet service providers (ISP), Reuters reports. The group will issue subpoenas to the ISPs requiring them to turn over the names attached to the numerical addresses of music downloaders. Cases involving music downloaders have already been settled in separate cases with downloaders paying $3,000 a piece. In recent years the music industry has seen a decline in CD sales, leading the giants to crack down on downloaders who get songs for free off such peer-to-peer trading programs as Kazaa and Limewire. Napster one of the original peer-to-peer music sources has become a service with agreements with record labels where downloaders pay a monthly fee for music.
Role Call: Cameron Back to Sci-Fi
Director James Cameron hopes to being shooting a new sci-fi project later this year, his first film since Titanic six years ago, Reuters reports. The film, financed by 20th Century Fox, will be shot using high-definition 3-D cameras. Cameron describes the untitled project as, "a big-budget science-fiction film with a pile of special effects." Though he has not made a narrative film since Titanic, Cameron has made two documentaries about shipwrecks, Ghosts of the Abyss about the visiting theTitanic wreckage, and Expedition: Bismarck about the sunken German battleship.