Roshon Fegan, stars as Bobby DeBarge

Roshon Fegan, stars as Bobby DeBarge, eldest sibling to the acclaimed pop group DeBarge, and lead singer of 70s R&B/Funk band, Switch, in the forthcoming TV One original biopic, "The Bobby DeBarge Story." PHOTO: Submitted

R. Kelly just got ahead on his child support issues. Over $41,000 was reportedly paid to the embattled singer/songwriter’s ex-wife Andréa Kelly to get him two months ahead. Kelly was previously jailed for back child support, and, according to Kelly’s spokespeople, it took fans to get him out when they collected money for the singer. This gives Kelly a three-month head start, in total, to get his other legal issues focused on. R. Kelly is facing criminal sexual abuse charges in Illinois, including childhood sexual abuse.

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Wendy Williams is living her best life! She’s dating again and says she’s a single woman and the parade of men will continue. Even though her son is her priority and she’ll always make sure their family, The Queen Of All Media stated she enjoys being on her own. Meanwhile, her estranged husband Kevin Hunter Sr. is reportedly straightening out his newborn baby duties by his alleged side-chick.

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There’s controversy with "The Bobby DeBarge Story" TV movie that’s coming to TV One. Producers apparently only went to Bobby DeBarge’s wife. Reportedly she was only paid her $20,000 to do this movie. El and I talked about this situation and this movie is not sanctioned by us … I mean the family (smile). Anytime Bobby DeBarge looks more like Little Richard … Houston, we have a problem! "The Bobby DeBarge Story" premieres on TV One Saturday, June 29.

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Actress/model/singer/songwriter Peggy Lipton was remembered by her daughters and ex-husband Quincy Jones with loving social media tributes. Lipton was the "It Girl" of the 1960’s after her successful modeling career launched her into superstardom. TV legends and producing Partners Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling cast Lipton alongside Clarence Williams III and Michael Cole in "The Mod Squad," a counterculture police drama focused on young people in society. The drama was an instant hit and ran from 1968 to 1973 on ABC. Lipton won four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. Lipton also released three singles as a solo singer in 1968. From 1974 to 1990, she was married to superproducer Quincy Jones and stepped away from acting to raise their two daughters, actresses Kidada and Rashida. Lipton did find time as a session background vocalist and a songwriter on Quincy Jones productions for The Brothers Johnson, Patti Austin, James Ingram, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Frank Sinatra. Lipton made an acting comeback beginning in 1979 with "The Return Of The Mod Squad," followed by 1989’s acclaimed drama "Twin Peaks" "Wings," "Popular," "Alias" and "Claws." Lipton died at 72 after a battle with cancer.

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Actress and Singer Doris Day has died at 97. She was known as "America’s Sweetheart" and was one of the pioneers of the rom-com (romantic comedy) in movies. Day began her career as a dancer, but an injury to her leg after a car accident ended that phase of entertaining. She moved on to singing including with Bandleader Les Brown followed by a solo career. Her hits included "Confess," "Move Over Darling," "Secret Love," "Sentimental Journey" and the Oscar winning international smash "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)." Her hit movies included comedies "That Touch Of Mink," "The Thrill Of It All," and with leading man and lifelong friend Rock Hudson "Send Me No Flowers," "Lover Come Back" and "Pillow Talk." Day also did the thrillers "Midnight Lace" and Alfred Hitchcock’s "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Despite her public persona, Day had a turbulent life with four marriages including physical abuse from one husband and another husband who ran through her $20 million fortune forcing her to work in TV to recover.

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Writer/actor/comedian Tim Conway has passed away. The legendary performer’s career stretches back to the 1950s when "Dick Van Dyke Show" co-star Rose Marie recommended Conway to be a regular on "The Steve Allen Show." Several more opportunities led to a co-starring role in the popular 1960s sitcom "McHale’s Navy" with Ernest Borgnine and Joe Flynn. Conway’s biggest success came as a regular on "The Carol Burnett Show." Conway appeared on all 11 seasonsn. Conway, a six-time Emmy-winner, died at age 85.

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A member of The Mighty, Mighty Dells has passed away. Chuck Barksdale was an original member of the Chicago born group on which screenwriters Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans based the movie "The Five Heartbeats." The Dells enjoyed the hits "Oh, What A Night," "There Is," "Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation," "Always Together," and "Stay In My Corner." The Dells also cut their 40th anniversary album, "I Salute You," with Gamble & Huff on Philadelphia International Records. Barksdale and the late lead Singer Marvin Junior suffered health issues forcing them into retirement and ending the group’s near 60-year run as a touring act. When The Dells took an earlier hiatus, Barksdale briefly joined Harvey Fuqua & The Moonglows featuring a young Marvin Gaye. Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Member Barksdale was 84.

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At the movies, Halle Berry teams up with Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves in the film "John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum." Berry will play Sofia a professional hitwoman who teams up with John Wick (Reeves). "John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum" hits theaters Friday (May 17, 2019).

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Tiger Woods is being sued for wrongful death. His restaurant/bar, The Woods Jupiter, and his girlfriend Erica Herman, the general manager of the establishment, are named in the suit. An employee, Nicholas Immesberger, was a bartender there and died after allegedly drinking at the restaurant after his shift and getting into a fatal accident. Immesberger had more than three times the legal limit and died. Immesberger’s family is suing stating the Woods and Herman both knew he was a terrible alcoholic. Lawyers for Immesberger also claim the restaurant was irresponsible in over-serving Immesberger that night and letting him leave. Woods says he feels bad for Immesberger and his entire family and it was a terrible night with a terrible ending.

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Tiffany Haddish is hosting a revival of "Kids Say The Darndest Things" on ABC. She’s also executive producer. Legendary TV Host Art Linkletter hosted the original as part of his show House Party in the golden age of television. Then Bill Cosby revived the show for CBS in 1998. No premiere date for Haddish’s revival has been announced yet.

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ABC wants "American Idol" back but also wants the judges to take a pay cut. Published reports say Lionel gets $10 million a season, Katy Perry gets $25 million and Luke Bryan between $12 and $15 million. The network wants a season three, but not at that cost. Could we be looking at new judges?

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Whose TV shows got canceled? "Fam" (CBS/Tone Bell/Nina Dobrev/Sheryl Lee Ralph), "Madame Secretary" (CBS/Tea Leoni, Sara Ramirez), Shondaland’s "For The People" (ABC/Jasmin Savoy Brown/Charles Michael Davis/Rege’-Jean Page), "Lethal Weapon" (Fox/Damon Wayans) and "Happy Together" (CBS/Damon Wayans Jr./Amber Stevens West) are among those not returning this fall. Lee Daniels’ "Empire" will be back on Fox, but next season is the last. Daniels’ drama "Star" was canceled.

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"Sports Illustrated" cover woman Tyra Banks is back on the gossip dating conversation. Banks is reportedly dating a much older married man. How much older? He’s dropping his wife of 40 years. That’s how much older. Banks is not commenting.

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Mo’Nique speaks not about Steve Harvey, Oprah, Tyler Perry or Lee Daniels but says Black women need to allow their husbands and boyfriends to have sidechicks. The Oscar-winning comedienne has long talked about having an open marriage.

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Lamar Odom a sex addict?! He’s written his memoir, Darkness To Light. The two-time NBA-L.A. Lakers champion writes he slept with over 2,000 women, his dad was a heroin addict and his mom died of colon cancer at a young age. Odom paid heavily for drugs and strippers. When his third child died from an accidental drowning, he really got involved in his addictions. Odom, the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, says he couldn’t keep the coke out of his nose or his (you know what) in his pants. By the way, he says he cheated on Kardashian throughout their marriage, and he’s still a sex addict. Odom is still standing after 12 seizures, six strokes, a stint on life support, a collapsed lung and a ruptured kidney. "Darkness To Light" has excerpts in this week’s "People" magazine and the book will be released May 28.

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