The mother of 4-year-old Leah Still, who’s battling pediatric cancer, is speaking out. And she’s saying her father, Cincinnati Bengals baller Devon Still, owes child support for their cancer-stricken daughter. Also, Floyd Mayweather is justifying blasting his ex-fiancee Miss Jackson for aborting their twins. And his reason is...interesting. Get the deets inside….
We first learned about 4-year-old Leah Still and her battle with neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer, after her father Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still was cut from the team. A few days later, the NFL resigned him to the practice squad so he could continue to pay for her medical bills.
But apparently, he owes Leah’s mother, Channing Smythe, money for back child support for the past four months. According to her, Devon got upset after he asked to have Leah moved to Cincinnati from Delaware so he could be closer to him, but she refused. So, she says that’s the reason he stopped giving her money.
“I don’t consider him a deadbeat dad. I know he loves and cares for his daughter and he is there for her. I just need him to help me financially.”
Leah was diagnosed in June of this year. Channing claims she has not received financial help from Devin since July and has had to turn to public assistance to help make ends meet.
Channing called up famed attorney Gloria Alfred to represent her. Gloria issued a letter to the NFL asking the league to investigate if Devon is in violation of its Personal Conduct Policy by failing to pay support for his daughter. In a declaration accompanying the letter addressed to NFL Vice President Jeffrey Pash, Channing writes,
“I don’t think it is fair that Devon Still, who is Leah’s father, has refused to pay any child support for her for the months of August, September, October and November of this year. “
Also in the declaration, she reveals she’s unable to work because caring for Leah requires full-time attention and that is the reason she needs the extra assistance from Devon. She claims she was almost to the point of homelessness and had to move in with a friend to keep from being out on the street.
The thing is….there’s no court order requiring Devon to pay since the two had agreed on an unofficial financial arrangement.
"I don’t feel that it was right for me to move her. [Delaware] is where all her friends and family are and this is where we have been building our life. He was very upset about that and that’s when he stopped giving me money."
Now…Channing has started the court ordered child support process, but they have yet to reach an agreement.
Rather than bash his child’s mother in the media, Devon issued a mature response to her claims, where he said,
"I am not going to retaliate against the mother of my daughter ... I am going to continue to allow the court system to handle this matter, as it has been doing these past couple of months."
Devon and Channing called in quits in April 2010 and he now engaged to another woman named Asha.
We’re sure you remember the shocking revelation made by Floyd Mayweather that his ex-fiancée Shantel Jackson ("Miss Jackson") aborted twins they were expecting, posting a picture of the ultrasound on social media. Now, he’s speaking out and he’s justifying his actions.
According to the boxing champ, he was justified in blasting Miss Jackson (who is currently dating Nelly) on social media because they’re both public figures and they aren’t really entitled to privacy. Oh?
Miss Jackson filed a lawsuit (backed by attorney Gloria Alfred) suing Floyd for assault, battery, defamation, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, harassment and more. Floyd is fighting back in hopes to have the case dismissed and he's specifically gunning after the invasion of privacy claim. In legal documents, Floyd says he was entitled to post about their personal lives because they live their lives in the public eye. He said,
“Both parties are public figures. Abortion is a public issue. A public figure involved with another public figure in a public relationship can expect publicity, not privacy, about why it ends.”
Sasha & Malia Obama joined their dad President Barack Obama to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey. But even in all their fabness, they clearly were over it all. Peep their pics inside….
Whether you’re a regular teenage girl glued to your mobile device every waking minute or the teenage daughter of the President of the United States…your dad cracking jokes will always seem lame.
Yesterday, President Barack Obama kept with the Thanksgiving tradition by pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey and his daughters Sasha Obama (13) and Malia Obama (16) joined him for the occasion. Except…the first daughters looked as if they would have rather have been anywhere but. ...there.
As their father cracked a few Thanksgiving jokes during the annual ceremony, the gorgeous girls fired off a few side-eyes and made faces as they stood behind their dad while he spoke at the podium.
After President O pardoned a 49-pound turkey named Cheese (his brother Mac was also saved) he asked Maila if she wanted a pet turkey in which she replied, “Nah”, without cracking a smile. Ha!
But before the end of the ceremony, the girls got into the spirit. Cute. Loves them!
Peep the video below:
Teenaged girls will be girls...
As for what the First Family will be dining on for Thanksgiving, below is the dinner menu for this evening, released by the White House:
Dinner Thyme Roasted Turkey
Braised Winter Greens
Macaroni and Cheese
Sweet Potato Gratin
Green Bean Casserole
Dessert Banana Cream Pie Coconut Cream Pie
Ariana Grande is gushing over her man Big Sean. And she’s very much in love. Meanwhile, Tyga & Kylie Jenner were spotted serving food to the homeless….together....despite denying being in a relationship. More inside….
Ariana Grande seems head over heels in love with her new boyfriend Big Sean. Since confirming that they are indeed a couple recently (as if we didn't already know), Ariana is now opening up a bit on their budding romance.
The 21-year-old singer chopped it up with NOW magazine in an interview about her love for her beau. She told the magazine,
“I like boys with a bad boy kind of style, but Sean's the best boy I've ever met.” She added, “He's a sweetheart.”
Not to reveal too much, she remained a little coy on the details, but said she’s very happy with her relationship with the G.O.O.D. rapper. She spilled,
“I’m not that open... I'm still a little shy about it. But I am very happy and very loved-up.”
And that they are. The "IDFWU" rapper posted the pic above backstage at the "A Very GRAMMY Christmas" concert (where they performed together) last week, which he captioned, "Me n my Ari".
And in an unconfirmed relationship....
Well what do we have here?
For these two to claim they aren’t in a relationship, they sure do spend a LOT time together. Closely. Tyga and Kylie Jenner were in the giving spirit, serving up food to the homeless at the 2014 Los Angeles Mission's Annual Thanksgiving For The Homeless yesterday.
The 25-year-old rapper and the 17-year-old reality star looked like they could hardly get anything done as they were too busy gazing into each other’s eyes and being very flirtacious.