Mary Wilson Dazzles the Audience at Detroit’s Opening Day!

On April 4th, the Detroit Tigers started off their baseball season with a game against the Kansas City Royals. affectionately called “Opening Day”, the first game of baseball season is like a holiday. Native Detroiter and original member of the Supremes, Mary Wilson sang the National Anthem. Wonder if Ms. Wilson visited the children of Florence Ballard Chapman while she was in her hometown. Ballard’s grandson Appleton Chapman is a Detroit rapper. 

 

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Who Knew? Garcelle Beauvais’ Eldest Son is a Rapper!

Garcelle Beauvais is best known for her role as Francesca “Fancy” Monroe on the television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show, which ran from 1996 to 2001. Today she is currently co host of Hollywood Today Live.

In 1991 Beauvais married producer Daniel Saunders. During the same year she gave birth to their son Oliver Saunders. Beauvais and Saunders divorced in 2000, and in 2001 she married agent Mike Nilon. Twins Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas Nilon were products of that marriage. In 2011 the Beauvais/Nilon divorce was finalized.

Today, eldest son Oliver Saunders goes by the stage name Jayson Rose and is a rapper! On his website he reveals that he was a troubled youth and was kicked out of five high schools. As a result of his behavior, he was sent to the Valley Wilderness Camp in Colorado. At this time he spent 5 months reassessing his life and dreams. During that time of deep thought and solitude, he decided to follow his passion, picked up a pen, started to write and has never looked back. His music became his solace, his focus, his meditation his life.

 

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Finally! A Movie About Florence Ballard Is In The Works!

Founding member Florence “Flo” Ballard Chapman of the legendary group The Supremes is finally getting her just due.  From an early age, Ballard aspired to be a singer and agreed to audition for a spot on a sister group of the local Detroit attraction, the Primes, who were managed by Milton Jenkins. After she was accepted, Ballard recruited Mary Wilson to join Jenkins’ group.Wilson, in turn, enlisted another neighbor, Diana Ross. The group ultimately became The Supremes. In 1967 Ballard was fired from the group and replaced by Cindy Birdsong.

For years, Ballards grandson Dejuan “Apple” Chapman (son of Nicole Ballard Chapman) has been lobbying to have a movie made in his late grandmothers honor.

“My grandmother, Florence Ballard, founded The Supremes. She’s the reason Diana Ross is who she is. Not saying she didn’t have talent. She didn’t have the heart. I feel like Berry [Gordy] wanted my grandmother to be some kind of puppet he could control. How you gone change the lead singer?! You wasn’t in the group, they was singing before the deal and Diana was wrong for agreeing to do it. In my grandmother’s YouTube interviews, she said she wanted to share the lead spot, not have it for herself… Says a lot about folks’ character, don’t it?” Chapman told Don Diva Magazine. “My grandmother took a few drinks, had twins and was kicked out the group, but if they were “Berry’s twins,” she would have been lead singer, huh? And to top it off, they all know my mom and aunt are still in the hood. They go make Dreamgirls and make Jennifer Hudson play her, with a different name. Soooo disrespectful, so fuck them! They took too much from my family. It ends now. Now, the tables turn. The people will know and see the truth…. The truth about Florence Ballard’s life and how she helped change music forever” he added.

On Sunday Ballout Boy Films announce that they will be making a fil about Ballard titled In The Name of Love. The movie is in the casting phase and no release date is set. Ballards family is in support of the movie.

On October 13, 2017 Apple will release his first single “Yesterday” off of his album album 7 Miles From The Struggle. The single features his late grandmother.

On February 21, 1976, Ballard entered Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital, complaining of numbness in her extremities. She died at 10:05 the next morning from cardiac arrest caused by a coronary thrombosis (a blood clot in one of her coronary arteries), at the age of 32. At the time of her death, Ballard was on welfare. All of Ballards family still resides in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan.

Wishing nothing but the best for the Ballard-Chapman family

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Paris Jackson Releases Rare Pic of Her Parents

Paris Jackson (via Instagram) released a rare pic last week of her parents Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe. Jackson (19) has been coming into her own with features in the TV show “Star” and covering “Rolling Stone” and Harpers Bazaar” magazines.

Before his death, MJ was known to dress in fat suits and other disguises in order to go out in public. The picture that Jackson posted on Instagram has since been removed but had a caption that read “Mom and Dad Goals.” The picture shows a disguised MJ and Rowe riding on a motorcycle.

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Tanisha Rodney AKA Tanay Jackson is Still Claiming to be Tito Jackson’s Daughter

After appearing on the Jacksons, The Next Generation reality show, Tanisha Rodney was proven to be NOT related to the famous Jackson Family. Rodney has previously claimed to be the secret daughter Tito Jackson. In 2009 Rodney sued Jackson for him to acknowledge her as his daughter.

In a recent Facebook post, Rodney posted a pic of Tito Jackson and is still claiming him as her dad.

Destiny Child Member LaTavia Roberson Is Prego!

Founding member of the super group Destinys Child revealed her bulging baby bump at the premiere of her new reality show The Online Diary of LaTavia Roberson. Don’t expect her to reveal the father anytime soon. Roberson has a two year old daughter Lyric and we have yet to see her father. Congrats LaTavia!

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