Jennifer Hudson's half-brother Stephen Angelo Simpson was arrested yesterday for repeatedly stabbing the boyfriend of his estranged wife. More inside....
There's more trouble in Jennifer Hudson's extended family. The Oscar-winner's half brother Stephen Angelo Simpson (through her father Samuel Simpson) was arrested in Michigan yesterday after he burst into the apartment of his estranged wife and repeatedly stabbed her current boyfriend in the face.
According to Van Buren County's local CBS affiliate WWMT, neighbor Torrey Hunt, said that the couple ran to his home for help around 3 a.m.
"He said someone knocked on the door, he thought he was knocking on the door for somebody, and he started getting stabbed up. I open the door and see blood everywhere. He was stabbed in his chin and his chest, he had puncture wounds in his chest and his arms and stuff." Once taken to the hospital, he received dozens of stitches and was released.
Detective Adam DeBoer went on to tell WWMT that during Stephen's attack on her boyfriend, the wife "locked herself in the bathroom until he left." He added, "It appears to be an ongoing feud over a woman."
Jen's brother has a very sketchy past and a string of domestic violence arrests. At the time of the stabbing, he was on probation and had been jailed for assaulting his estranged wife on Super Bowl Sunday back in February. For now, he is in custody in Paw Paw, Michigan, and expected to be charged with attempted murder and first degree home invasion.
Unfortunately, the arrest of Stephen is just the latest in a string of tragic events to hit the family. In 2012, Jennifer took the stand to testify in the murder trial of William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jen's sister Julia, who was convicted of murdering her mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King.
Neither Julia nor Jen, who's been traveling around the county to promote her upcoming cd "JHUD", have spoken publicly about the arrest.
In case you missed it....
Jennifer appeared on the TODAY show yesterday where she debuted her latest single "Dangerous" from her forthcoming "JHud" disc (Sept. 23rd).
Photos via Jennifer Hudson's Instagram/TMZ Mugshot
Pop lovers...this post is for you. There’s a new Beats commercial starring Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and Jessie J. And it gives us a sneak peek at their upcoming video for “Bang Bang.” Check the new spot and take a listen to the OMG Girlz's new track “Boy It’s Over” inside…
Bang! Bang! Nicki Minaj has teamed up with Jessie J and Ariana Grande for a brand new Beats By Dre commercial.
After the release of her raunchy “Anaconda” video, Nicki, Ariana and Jessie J are giving us a sneak peek at the visuals for their upcoming video “Bang Bang”. And it’s all pink everything. The new spot promotes the new Beats Colr Mixr headphones (worn by Jessie) and new pink Beats Pill XL (which Ariana rocks out to while getting dressed).
MTV recently confirmed the ladies will be performing their infectious track, for the first time, during the 2014 MTV Video Awards. And following their performance, the official world wide premiere of the “Bang Bang” video will be released on BangBang.mtv.com.
Check the spot below:
And in other music news....
The OMG Girlz are ready to drop the kiddie image and is now ready for a new, sexier look and sound. The group has dropped “Girlz” from their stage name and are now just OMG.
As they transform into their adult selves, as evidenced by their more revealing looks, Miss Beauty, Miss Star (Zonnique/Tiny’s daughter) and Miss Baby Doll (who are all over the age of 18 now) have some brand new “grown” music for their fans.
The girl group recorded a remake of Jagged Edge’s hit, “Girl It’s Over.” Their rendition is titled “Boy It’s Over,” which was written by JE’s lead singers Brandon and Brian Casey and produced by newcomer J. Reid. This will be the lead track from the ladies' forthcoming album, The Transformation.
They are also working closely with JE on other music projects. Nice.
Check out the 90s R&B vibe track below:
We feelin’ it?
And in case you needed a refresher of JE’s original track, check it out below:
As the Wests prepare to put the finishing touches on their $20 Million mansion, Kanye has gone on a strict regimen to drop a few pounds. Get deets on their home and his workout plan inside and see what Khloe revealed about shooting "Don't Panic" with French Montana.
'Soon [we'll be moving out of my mom's]. It might be a few months, but I'm not sure. We just found a new, amazing place. 'I am so ready to be out of my mom's house, you have no idea. But it will be nice to still be close.
When we bought our Bel Air house, we didn't have a baby, we weren't even pregnant. After you have a baby, you realize that you need so many other things and a different kind of space. So being in the city is a different life. We wanted to be away and have more privacy.'
The home features a theater with suede walls, a wet bar, a library, a office, a family room, eight fireplaces and a master suite with a stone fireplace.
And while their new home is shaping up, Kanye is slimming down. He's reportedly been working out 5x a day with personal trainer Harley Pasternak who told the Daily Mirror,
'My program for him covers exercise in the gym, his steps outside, and his lifestyle habits and diet. For the first five days of the Rest diet diet he has three meals and two crunchy snacks. A white smoothie for breakfast, red smoothie for lunch and a green smoothie for dinner, made with protein, fibre and healthy fat in every meal.
Kanye works out five times a week - and I also have to influence him when he's not training. He wears a Fitbit in his pocket every day. It's a device which monitors his activity so I can chart his steps on my laptop.'
Hmm....a slimmer/trimmer Kanye? He's already showing off his pecs and rocking skinny jeans...what's next? Semi-nude selfies like his wife? Work.
In other Kardashian/rapper news...
Earlier, we told you about French Montana booking his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian as the lead in his "Don't Panic" shoot and recently, Khloe dished on the fun she had behind the scenes. Clearly they're on a campaign to let y'all know they have NOT broken up. In between sips of Champagne at Foxwoods Resort Casino's Liquid Sundays pool party in Connecticut, she told PEOPLE,
"It was my first music video so I didn't do a lot of acting. I did a lot of posing. Being in a music video you're more like posing, so I was good with that. It was great. It was easy. It was like I didn't even realize it was [work] ... we were just having fun. It didn't seem that serious – we were just comfortable hanging out. He's a great talent."
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Photo via Kim Kardashian Instagram/French’s IG/Khloe’s IG