Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin is embroiled in a legal battle over her luxury car. The Martin star claims to have leased a Bentley Continental, but then rented it to another woman because she did not want to drive it. She has now filed a lawsuit against the other driver, claiming Belinda Baker agreed to pay her $90,000 (£56,250) plus 11 monthly payments of $5,000 (£3,125) to make a total of $145,000 (£90,625).
In the legal papers, Campbell-Martin alleges Baker paid the first sum, but failed to hand over the rest of the payments and kept the car. However, Baker has hit back, claiming she thought she was buying the car, not leasing it, and suggests the vehicle is only worth around $70,000 (£43,750), according to TMZ.com.
Jack Bruce's former Cream bandmates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker sang their pal's track Theme For An Imaginary Western at the rocker's funeral on Wednesday (05Nov14). The two musicians joined other mourners for the service in north London, which also included readings from lyricist Pete Brown and the musician's sons Malcolm and Corin, daughters Natasha and Kyla, and wife Margrit.
Family and friends gathered to remember the veteran star, who died on 25 October (14) at the age of 71 after a battle with liver disease.
Guests including Roxy Music star Phil Manzanera, Procol Harum rocker Gary Brooker, and composer Nitin Sawhney joined Clapton, Baker and other mourners to sing Morning Has Broken, The Beatles' classic Strawberry Fields Forever, and Theme For An Imaginary Western before the late star was cremated.
Eric Clapton has added his tribute to those pouring in for his former CREAM bandmate Jack Bruce, following the bassist's death on Saturday (25Oct14). The rock icon passed away at his home in Suffolk, England at the age of 71 after a battle with liver disease and Clapton, who formed Cream with Bruce in 1966, has taken to Facebook.com to remember him.
He writes, "It is with great sadness that we learned that Jack Bruce had passed away... He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me."
KISS frontman Paul Stanley, Beatles legend Ringo Starr and former Guns N' Roses star Slash are among many others who have also offered their condolences.
Clapton, Bruce and their bandmate Ginger Baker split in 1968 but regrouped In 1993 when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The trio officially reunited for a series of shows in London and New York in 2005, but fans' hopes of future concerts were dashed as the trio fell out publicly.
Bruce later revealed the group had considered performing at the tribute concert for music mogul Ahmet Ertegun in 2007, but opted out when the gig became "overly commercial", and in a BBC interview in April, 2010, the bass player announced, "Cream is over".
Baker has also released a statement after hearing about the passing of his former bandmate. It reads: "I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce... My thoughts & wishes are with his family at this difficult time."
Veteran British rocker Jack Bruce has died at the age of 71. The Cream bassist passed away at his home in Suffolk, England on Saturday (25Oct14) after a battle with liver disease.
In a statement, his family says, "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."
His publicist Claire Singers adds, "He died today at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family."
Bruce played bass and sang with legendary 1960s rock trio Cream, alongside guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, and he also performed with a slew of British blues luminaries during his career, including the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Alexis Korner's Blues Inc.
Actor Ethan Hawke has been cast as late jazz musician Chet Baker in a new biopic. The Training Day star will portray the trumpeter in Born to Be Blue, a film which will centre on Baker's efforts to rebuild his career in the 1970s.
The Purge: Anarchy's Carmen Ejogo and The Butterfly Effect's Callum Keith Rennie will also appear in the movie, which is currently filming in Ontario, Canada under the directorship of Robert Budreau.
Baker passed away in 1988.
Baker Street saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft has died, aged 60. The musician passed away at a hospital in Exeter, England on Sunday (19Oct14) after suffering a heart attack. He had been recovering from a stroke which he suffered several months earlier.
Ravenscroft was best known for playing the iconic saxophone solo on Gerry Rafferty's 1978 track Baker Street. The hit song shot him to fame and he went on to work with artists including Pink Floyd, ABBA, Marvin Gaye and Robert Plant, while he also enjoyed a brief solo career.
In recent years, he worked with soul singer Duffy and dance duo Daft Punk. He stepped away from the music industry in 2012 due to health problems.
Wrestler Ox Baker has died at the age of 80. The former fighter, real name Born Douglas A. Baker, passed away after suffering complications from a heart attack on Monday (20Oct14).
The wrestler began his career in the 1960s and joined the World Wide Wrestling Federation in 1967 as The Friendly Arkansas Ox.
In 1988, he returned to professional wrestling for The American Wrestling Association after a hiatus from the sport.
In addition to his wrestling, Baker appeared in films including Escape from New York, Blood Circus and Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear
The Office ended May 16, 2013. That might only be a year and a half ago, but with fall TV in full swing, The Office fans can feel the show's presence missing from our lives. Can't they just reunite and make new episodes already? Every other show/movie is getting redone or sequels or put on Netflix, why not skip the waiting period and do it now?
1. This show taught us amazing life lessons, like that you can be both feared and loved.
2. We also learned this very useful bit of advice about mistletoe.
3. The show gave us aspirations that we could do more than just sit in an office.
4. Kelly Kapoor is the reason we know what to say to sound smart.
5. And Michael broke the very important news over who loves pizza.
6. Kevin taught us all what dreams really are.
7. Our inner child smiled when Dwight used this insult we've been throwing at our friends since we could read.
8. This show introduced u s to a new National holiday.
9. They gave us hope to one day create such an amazing holiday card with our own co-workers.
10. Characters like Jim created places no one ever knew they wanted, but once we heard of them, we needed them.
11. But speaking of Jim, The Office also showed us that office romances can bloom into the most powerful and amazing things in the world.
12. The show gave us the perfect insult for Negative Nancys.
13. It also reminded us there are too many people on this planet.
14. Prison Mike let everyone know why we should never wind up in prison.
15. Stanley gave everyone a new life motto.
16. Jim and Dwight gave us very tough decisions. Did we love Jim as Dwight?
17. Or Dwight as Jim, more?
18. And honestly, is TV really even funny anymore if people aren't force-feeding Kevin vegetables?
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Actor/dancer Geoffrey Holder has died at the age of 84. The star passed away of complications from pneumonia on Sunday (05Oct14) in Manhattan, according to the New York Times.
Holder enjoyed a career spanning the movie, TV, art, stage and dance worlds.
He became a principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York in the mid-1950s and made his film debut in British film All Night Long in 1962.
He went on to star in Doctor Dolittle, TV series Tarzan, Boomerang and Annie - as bodyguard Punjab.
Holder also won two Tony Awards for direction and costume design for The Wiz in 1975, and appeared in Waiting for Godot, Josephine Baker and House of Flowers.
He also won a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work as a painter.
Veteran singer Anita Baker has become embroiled in a dispute with her own lawyer after she was accused of failing to pay legal bills stemming from a court battle over renovations at her home. Baker faced off against bosses of a decorating company who claimed they had carried out work on her house in Michigan but had not been paid.
The star's problems are now mounting after the attorney who represented her in the case filed suit claiming she owes him money for a year of work.
Jamal Hamood filed a $150,000 (£93,750) lawsuit against Baker at Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan on Monday (29Sep14), according to Cbsnews.com. A status conference in the case has been scheduled for 2 January (15).