Thursday, September 29, 2005

R. Kelly's wife drops order of protection.. The Drama Continues

The wife of R&B superstar R. Kelly agreed to let a court drop the order of protection she had secured against her husband earlier this month.

Andrea Kelly, 31, has retained Chicago's top-rated divorce lawyer, Donald C. Schiller. She moved out of Kelly's Olympia Fields mansion and took the couple's three children to stay with relatives in a west suburb.

She appeared in court Sept. 2 and alleged she was "fearful of him, and I want to get away safe & be happy."

"Last summer I was slapped," she wrote in the petition she filed to secure the order of protection. "We made up but I asked for a divorce and he pinned me down and continued to hit me yelling 'don't you leave me. Why are you leaving me?' He says, 'I'm sorry I['m] not a wife beatter my hand was open. It not like I did it for no reason ... you made me do it.'"

On Aug. 24, Kelly "snapped over a man in the background of a photo I took with my children at the Parrot Jungle Island" in Miami, Andrea Kelly wrote. That happened within two days of his snapping over a remark she made about a man in a magazine ad, she wrote.

Andrea Kelly admitted she never called police.

She wrote, "I thought it would get better."

The order called for "no contact at all by any means" and gave Andrea Kelly possession of her 2003 Mercedes and her own belongings and those of the children.

Married dancer in '96

R. Kelly, who spent two weeks on the top of the national music sales charts this summer with his album "TP.3 Reloaded," featuring a song about marital infidelity, is fighting child pornography charges in Cook County Criminal Court stemming from a 29-minute videotape he allegedly made of himself engaging in sex acts with an underage girl. He allegedly made the tape with a girl he called his "goddaughter" at a home he owned in Lake View while he was married to Andrea Kelly.

Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell reported two years ago that Andrea Kelly's family was not able to reach her. They were not being allowed to visit her at Kelly's Olympia Fields home or to get telephone calls to her. Her mother, grandfather and aunt told Mitchell they were upset and concerned.

In 1996, Kelly married the former Andrea Lee, a 22-year-old dancer from his touring troupe. People in the singer's camp reportedly call Lee "Puppydog," and Kelly associates say she is required to knock before entering a room in their house if he is at home hanging out with friends.

A hearing on the order of protection had been scheduled for Friday morning. But Andrea Kelly's attorney appeared Thursday to tell the judge he could vacate the order.

"Our client has retained civil counsel for the purpose of trying to work out their marital problems rather than proceeding in domestic violence court," Schiller said.

After Andrea Kelly hired the Schiller, DuCanto and Fleck firm last week, R. Kelly retained another high-profile divorce firm, Beermann, Swerdlove, Woloshin, Barezky, Becker, Genin & London.


Here is the text of Andrea Kelly's petition for an order of protection against her husband, R. Kelly.

Spelling and punctuation are from the document.

August 24, 2005 Snapped over a man in the background of a photo I took with my children at the Parrot Jungle Island. 2 days snapped over me reading a magazine and saying another mans. Last summer I was slapped for lieing to him and we made up but I asked for a divorce and he pinned me down and continued to hit me yelling "don't you leave me. Why are you leaving me.'' He says I'm sorry I not a wife beatter my hand was open. It not like I did it for no reason ... you made me do it. I'm now fearful of him and I want to get away safe & be happy. No I never called the police. I thought it would get better.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Flashback: Remember When - Dion Sanders

Dion "Prime Time" Saunders (circa late 80's/early 90's) back in the day when he was getting his scrilla on... Peep the white leather kicks.

Monday, September 19, 2005

R. Kelly Wife Beater?

Andrea Kelly, the estranged wife of beleaguered R&B singer R. Kelly, was granted an emergency order of protection against her husband earlier this month.

Mrs. Kelly, mother of Kelly's three young children, Robert, John and Jaya, asked the Cook County court to prohibit the singer from physical abuse, harassment, stalking, and interfering with her personal liberty. She also demanded that R. Kelly not remove the children from their home and not dispose of their home, black Mercedes Benz, clothes, photos and computer. Mrs. Kelly stated in her petition that she did not want any contact with him "at all, by any means."

Thursday, September 15, 2005

TV: You Want FAME? Well Fame Cost...

We all know that line spoken by Debbie Allen on the FAME tv series. Now you can relive that and many other moments when Fame - The Complete 1st Season, arrives on DVD.

Fame soars! The Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning TV series portrays the lives of a diverse group of talented high school students at New York's School of the Arts. Training hard for careers onstage, the young performers face tough competition and even rejection, along with all of the normal teenage dramas.

Debbie Allen, the series' star and choreographer, heads a dynamic ensemble cast: Lee Curreri, Erica Gimpel (as Coco), Albert Hague, Carlo Imperato, Carol Mayo Jenkins, Valerie Landsburg, P.R. Paul, Gene Anthony Ray (as dance sensation Leroy), and Lori Singer. Filled with exciting dance sequences and original musical numbers, this set includes all 16 original episodes from the explosive first season, digitally mastered and on DVD for the first time!

Available November 1st from Sony/MGM, 4 DVDs, $49.95. Full Screen Presentation, English (Stereo) sound, plus English and French subtitles and closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Running time of 736 minutes.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


MASTER P has questioned KANYE WEST's controversial Hurricane Katrina telethon comments, because he fears the JESUS WALKS hitmaker was merely hyping his new album.

New Orleans, Louisiana, native Master P - real name PERCY MILLER - has lost family in the disaster and urges celebrities making passionate speeches about the tragedy to be sincere, because it's the wrong time to promote albums and movies.

West used a live telethon to attack President GEORGE W BUSH and call him a racist for failing to react quickly to help stranded African-Americans in the worst hit areas.

And Master P only hopes West meant what he said: "I hope the comments that Kanye West made is sincere and this is not a promotional thing to sell records... I know he's got a new album out right now."

Miller accepts West has a right to speak his mind, but he wants Americans to come together to help the hurricane victims and not pick racial fights.

He adds, "We gotta save people. We need George Bush, we need the Mayor (of New Orleans), we need the (Louisiana) Governor. I've lost people, I know how real it is. This ain't about a promotional thing with me. I've got loved ones out there missing."

** sidebar: If I recall Mr. West didnt perform on the telethon Percy... Is ya gold to tight?

Friday, September 09, 2005

What The Hell?

Sunday, September 04, 2005

TV: Celine Dion cries out for help for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Celine went off yelling/crying on CNN Larry King LIVE: "The US can go to other countries and bomb them - but we can't go to New Orleans and drop them food?" "People are complaining about looting for food and water -- or even a TV - who cares if they take a TV??? These people have been poor all their life - let them have that ONE moment of touching what they've never had!"

Larry King kept on saying that she gave one million dollars - Celine says: "So what i gave money -- the people are not going to see that money till three months from now. They need help now! Everybody here is giving excuses and I'm tired of it. I don't want to talk about money!" She said sooooo much -- of course they didnt cut her off like Kanye West.

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Tech: Turning The Table On Cell Phone Theives

Danny Aquino (left) had the tables turned on him by the victim after he used stolen camera phone. Read story below.

  • Stolen Camera Phone