Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams fires papa Knowles

This was inevitable.

Former Destiny’s Child member, Michelle Williams has dissolved her professional relationship with Matthew Knowles and his company, Music World Entertainment, after a decade under his representation.

“From my time in Destiny’s Child to my solo career, I am grateful for everything Mathew and his team has done for me. We’ve shared great success together. However, as I move in a new direction in my career, I felt it was time,” the 29-year-old said in a statement.

“I wish Mathew Knowles and the Music World Entertainment family all the best.”

According to an insider for People magazine, the singer’s departure did not come as a surprise to Mathew and his camp. “They were like, ‘Good for her.’ They knew that things were going on with him and that things [in his personal life] were going to be revealed. There’s been a build-up to this. A lot of his personal stuff was overshadowing what was being done for Michelle. She got fed up and decided it was time to move on.”

The revelation doesn’t seem so far off the mark – just last month, reports came out that Matthew’s wife of 30-years, Tina Knowles, was filing for divorce. His professional life appears to also be struggling – almost one year ago, another DC member Kelly Rowland, severed ties with MWE.

In the meantime, Michelle will return to Broadway as Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Chicago.

Don’t worry papa Knowles, you’ve still got your piggy bank Beyoncé.

January 14, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 2 comments.

Keisha Buchanan kicked out of the Sugababes

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It has been revealed that Keisha Buchanan, Sugababes only remaining original member, has been sacked from the group, putting to bed rumours that Amelle Berrabah had quit the band.

An official statement released on the band’s website announced the new formation: “The current line-up of the Sugababes has disbanded.

“Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah will continue as the Sugababes and will be joined by new member Jade Ewen.”

It added that 24-year-old Buchanan would continue to record for Island Records as a solo artist. 

The singer, who is said to be devastated by the axe, conveyed her feelings via Twitter, she said: “Although it was not my choice to leave, it’s time to enter a new chapter in my life. I’ve had a great time and have achieved more than I ever thought I would.”

Addressing whispers of her rift with band-mate Berrabah, she continued: “Sometimes a breakdown in communication and lack of trust can result in many different things. There were no arguments, bullying or anything of that sort that would lead to this.”

Phew, with the ever-changing line-up, Sugababes are certainly giving Destiny’s Child a run for their money.

Check out the pic of the new line up below…

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October 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.

Kanye West crashes Taylor Swift’s VMA moment

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Every award show has its YouTube moment and for the Video Music Awards on Sunday, Kanye West provided himself as the spectacle.

The 32-year-old rapper stormed on stage during an acceptance speech by Taylor Swift for ‘Best Female Video’ and unleashed an astonishing rant, leaving the country starlet humiliated.

Grabbing the microphone off the 18-year-old singer, he said: “I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,” referring to the former Destiny’s Child members ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’.

As West handed back the microphone, a shell-shocked and unable to continue Swift seemed close to tears.

According to sources at the VMA’s the ‘Love Lockdown’ singer was soon-after kicked out of the building, while ‘Swift was seen crying hysterically backstage’.

However, a clearly mortified Beyoncé ended up providing damage control by giving the young star a chance to finish her speech during her acceptance for ‘Best Video’.

Oh Kanye, your such a clown. In your own words…how could you be so heartless? (err Apologies for the bad pun)

Check out the incident on the video above…

September 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 3 comments.

No reunion for Destiny’s Child

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Michelle Williams has ruled out the possibility of a Destiny’s Child reunion.

Former bandmembers Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland have both expressed their desire to reform the band, which split in 2005 – but the 28-year-old insists she is keen to focus on her solo career.

She said,”I haven’t heard anything about a Destiny’s Child reunion. I’m focusing on me now and want to stand on my own two feet.”

Unlike her former band-mates, the singer hasn’t exactly enjoyed stellar solo success adding, “I’m definitely carving out my own niche. I don’t look to them for anything. I’ve got a long way to go cos I’m starting over but I’m happy for it to build slowly.”

Spoken like a true independent woman, but all the same, booo. Bring back Destiny’s Child!

May 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrity. 1 comment.