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Starrdom100Blog Exclusive: Pamela Y. Smith Speaks Out On Prior Relationship With Former NBA Player Michael Jordan

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Pamela Y. Smith & Michael Jordan

Pamela Y. Smith shook the media back in 2013 after she came forth and filed a paternity suit against former NBA legend Michael Jordan. Smith claimed he was the father of her 17-year-old son at the time. She demanded a DNA test, full custody and child support. Of course the courts did not work in her favor behind the accusations against the former NBA player. The paternity suit was dismissed alleging that Michael Jordan fathered her son, Grant Pierce Jordan Reynolds. Pamela Y. Smith was fined by an Atlanta court and accused of making false claims against the NBA Hall of Famer. For the first time in years she is finally speaking out about what happened with her prior relationship with Michael Jordan and the case.

On Wednesday, March 21, Pamela Y. Smith opened up to me about the entire experience.

How did you and Michael Jordan meet?

               “We met in the late 1980’s ( full story on how we met is in the Book)”

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Pamela Y. Smith released a book recently titled, “Love, Sex, and Power” which tells the full story of her relationship with the former NBA player and more, the book is available now on her website.

Did Michael Jordan ever agree to the paternity test?

“The civil case was based on a Georgia statue and law, when it comes to a child being born, before birth automatically the parents through marriage is said to be the father. (not the biological father).”

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Pamela Y. Smith & her son, Grant Pierce Jordan Reynolds

Why do you feel he has been avoiding the paternity test?

                     “He avoided the test based on Money not the GA statue.”

 How does your son feel about what has happened with the case thus far?

“My son felt Michael should have spoken up or at least acknowledged the relationship existed.”

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Michael Jordan seen here with son of Pamela Y. Smith

Does your son want a relationship with Michael Jordan?

                                                                         “No”

What are you in hopes of gaining from this case? Do you simply just want Michael Jordan to acknowledge his son?

“The book is about repairing the lie. Michael stated he did not have a relationship with me prior to his first marriage.”

How has this entire experience affected your life and your son’s life?

“It affects us based on the lie told but not the truth. In the end its his loss for not having a relationship with his son.”

Do you feel that due to Michael Jordan’s status that they are mistreating you with the handling of this case?

“Yes, because of his money and status, people assume he has power. So they would do anything for money even if it lies or damages the other person. That’s why in my book you can read the truth and see the proof. That’s the glory in it……”

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“My book is my Memoir of the Love, Sex, and Power of my relationship with one of the Greatest Of All Time Basketball stars Michael J. Jordan. I believe we shared the journey of real love and friendship. A love that would last forever, yet never seen.” -Pamela Y. Smith

Pamela Y. Smith simply wants Michael Jordan to stop pretending the relationship never existed and to face the truth about his alleged son. In her new book Smith tells it all about her relationship with the NBA legend. You can get your copy of the book by clicking HERE.

I must admit her son looks just like Michael Jordan so hopefully he will just come forth and take the test and lay this matter to rest.

 

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Little Richard Hints He’s No Longer Gay: Says You’ve got to live the way God wants you to live.

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     Little Richard Hints He’s No Longer Gay

At age 84, Little Richard is opening up about his love for God and how despite people being gay or bi-sexual, the Lord still loves them. In the past, the rock ‘n’ roll legend described himself as ‘gay’, but now says he’s dedicating his final years to living holy “like Jesus”.  He also insisted men should live as men, and women should live as women, the way God intended.

“Give everything you’ve got to Jesus and you’ll feel oh, so much better.”

He continues,

“You know it’s just like everybody is turning one way or the other. This man here, when I first came into show business, they wanted you to look like everybody but yourself. And anybody come in show business, they’re gonna say you’re gay. Are you straight? Are you a homosexual something? They’re gonna say it. But the God, Jesus, made men, men, he made women, women, you know. And you’ve got to live the way God wants you to live. “

Richard, who no longer wears wig and make-up, also said that he believes if a person’s sexual orientation wasn’t in line with God’s design, that God is able to fix it.

“Regardless of whatever you are He loves you. I don’t care what you are. He loves you and He can save you, and He will save you and He can help you. He will help you. All you’ve got to do is say, ‘Lord, take me as I am. I’m a sinner.’ But we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The only holy, righteous person is Jesus and He wants us to be just like Him because in order to go to Heaven, we’ve got to look like Him,” Richard said. “I don’t want to sing Rock and Roll no more. … I want to be holy like Jesus.”
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Little Richard (real name Richard Wayne Penniman, is an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six decades. His most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Little Richard influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music.

Little Richard has been honored by many institutions. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

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#Exclusive: Actor/Comedian Brandon Scanavich Talks New Film Project with LHHH’s Lil Fizz & Actor Marc John Jefferies

There’s a new film in the works that’s about to stir up some emotions next year, and it has an amazing cast, so it’s definitely going to be what I love to call a “must see”!

Actor/Comedian Brandon Scanavich will be starring in and producing a new film along beside Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s cast ‘Lil Fizz’ and Actor Marc John Jefferies who is best known for his roles in movies such as, ‘Losing Isaiah’, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and recently, ‘Nerve’. The film titled, ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’, is about a high school senior basketball player by the name of Travis Elliot (Lil Fizz) who has hopes of one day playing college basketball and making it to the pro’s. However, circumstances reroute his plans, and he is no longer chasing a dream but running from a harsh reality!

The film’s cast includes, Brandon Scanavich, Lil Fizz, Shalonda “SJ” Johnson and Bobby Humphrey Jr

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Tanisha D. Davis of Starrdom100 had the pleasure of speaking with Brandon Scanavich about the production of the film. When asked what led to the idea for the film, Scanavich stated,

“The idea came to me during a pickup game while I was at my church gymnasium. We actually turned the ball over and lost the game because a teammate ended up stepping out of bounds. It was just so amazing to me at that moment how you could be so close to victory, and how it could all change by crossing a small line. Same thing with life, you can be so close to the place you desire and one small step in the wrong direction could change your entire life!”

Of course a great movie needs an amazing cast and some amazing producers to capture viewers. We were happy to discover that Actor Marc John Jefferies would be directing the film. Scanavich gave us some insight as to how they came into working together for the film.

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Brandon Scanavich & Marc John Jefferies

“Me and Marc John have been friends for some time now, we’ve worked on a few projects from the acting standpoint and he has taught me so much about dealing with this industry. When I started writing ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’, I’d say about ten pages into the script, I knew I wanted him to direct. I called him up one day while he was out in Miami shooting, and I said “Yo MJJ, I got a script”, and he replied “Let’s Do It” and it was on from there.”

Scanavich added that movie lovers will be able to relate to the film because it makes you really think about your life and the choices we make.

“Choices, Why do we make them? The film teaches you why its so important to make the right ones and how making the bad ones can effect you and the people around you!” – Scanavich

I think we all know from experience that one bad choice can lead to a host of problems. 

Scanavich states that this is his first film, and even though he has done several Indie Projects, Short Films and more, none compare to this magnitude of a film!

After teaming up with Starrdom100’s writer and producer Tanisha D. Davis and S.D. Green of TMG Firm in New York, Scanavich landed ‘Lil Fizz’ as the leading star of the film! Many know Fizz from his appearance on multiple seasons of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood and as a member of the R&B group B2K. Fizz has also starred in ‘You Got Served’ (2004) and recently released a new book, ‘No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves’. Scanavich shared with us why he saw Fizz as the perfect match for the role.

 “I saw Something in Fizz from the jump, his image, his character and the fact that he is a natural ball player just put the icing on the cake for me, and I couldn’t have had a better person for the job.”

The film, ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’  is scheduled to release the Summer of 2018 and we are looking forward to seeing what Brandon Scanavich and Marc John Jefferies have cooked up for us!

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Columbus Short Admits Cocaine Addiction During ‘Scandal’: Kerry Washington told me to get it together!

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Columbus Short Admits Cocaine Addiction During ‘Scandal’

During his recent appearance on the Wendy Williams ShowColumbus Short came clean about his drug addiction. The actor was promoting his new film ‘True To the Game’, along with the rest of the cast, when he shared that Scandal actually paid for him to go to rehab.

Columbus, who was fired after season three, also reveals that Kerry Washington (who stars on the series) would pull his coat tails and tell him to get himself together. Check out the interview he had below with Wendy Williams.

R. Kelly’s Alleged Captive, Joycelyn Savage, Responds to Her Dad’s Latest Video and Insists She’s Fine

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If you’re keeping up, the three sets of parents have come forth with allegations that R. Kelly has an abusive sex cult in which he’s holding six women captive — including their daughters.

One of the alleged captives, Joycelyn Savage, spoke out to TMZ insisting that she’s not being held against her and that her father’s allegations are complete B.S.

R. Kelly has also denied the allegations.

Her father issued a video of his own, doubling down on his beliefs that R. Kelly is manipulating his daughter.

Now, Joycelyn has released another video slamming her father and says that she’s happy where she is — wherever that is. Although she’s outdoors in this video, she still won’t give up her location.

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EXCLUSIVE: Tupac Movie Producer LT Hutton Blasts Jada Pinkett-Smith: We did NOT misrepresent you in “All Eyez On Me”!

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TheJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, LT Hutton, the producer behind the Tupac movie “All Eyez On Me”, is responding to Jada Pinkett-Smith’s most recent comments. As you know, Jada has spoken publicly about how she dislikes the way her relationship with the late rapper was portrayed in the film. In a recent interview, Jada stated,

“What you’re seeing in regards to my relationship with 2Pac is not true. My relationship with Pac would have shown people a true—what he truly was. Cause it’s one thing to see Pac’s persona, publicly, and who he was personally.”

“I felt like it was exploitative of me and Pac – how they used our relationship to sell a movie. And I just felt like it was tomb raiding, in regards to Pac. I feel like we as black people, we have got to protect those individuals that we say are important to us, to our history and to our culture. We can not expect other people to do that if we’re not willing to do that ourselves. Pac is precious to us.”

Hutton has responded to her comments, telling us exclusively,

First off, she had 4 scenes. [There’s] no way that they could sell a movie off that.

He also shared a photo dated for July 2016, with Jada on set chatting with Demetrius Shipp Jr., the actor who played Tupac.

EXCLUSIVE: Tupac Movie Producer LT Hutton Blasts Jada Pinkett-Smith: We did NOT misrepresent you in "All Eyez On Me"!

Hutton also noted that Jada discussed her relationship in a 2015 interview.

Hutton adds,

From her own words!!! I repeat, where did I misrepresent her? The only conversation that did not happen was I wanted Tupac [to] tell the world about what she meant to him, so I let him through a poem he wrote, [to] also show his poetic artistry side.

Well okay then. Maybe Jada was hoping to have more expressed in the movie. It appears that after her latest interview that the love for Tupac is still very present. May not have been a Will and Jada had Tupac still been around.

 

Jada Pinkett Smith Gets Teary-Eyed, Says ‘All Eyez On Me’ Exploited Her Relationship with Tupac [Video]

Jada Pinkett Smith is explaining exactly what caused her to tweet her displeasure with the ‘All Eyez On Me’ biopic on the film’s opening day.

During an appearance Wednesday on The Ryan Cameron Morning Show With Wanda Smith on Atlanta radio’s V-103, while promoting her latest film, Girls Trip, Jada had a strong response to Cameron’s questions about the movie.

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“What you’re seeing in regards to my relationship with 2Pac is not true. My relationship with Pac would have shown people a true—what he truly was. ‘Cause it’s one thing to see Pac’s persona, publicly, and who he was personally,” she said.

“I thought it was just handled in a very disrespectful way, and I felt like it was exploitive of me and Pac, how they used our relationship to sell a movie, and I just felt like it was tomb-raiding in regards to Pac,” she continued.

Jada also felt like those behind the film their relationship to sell the movie to the public.

“And if you’re really saying that you’re honoring a man’s legacy, then honor his legacy. And if you don’t have the story, fall back until you do,” she chastised. “I feel like we, as black people, we have got to protect those individuals that we say are important to us, to our history and to our culture. We cannot expect other people to do that if we’re not willing to do that ourselves. Pac is precious to us.”

Watch Jada’s full response below (starting around the 16:45-mark).

 

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