The biological father of the 7-year-old girl who lived with Chris Rock and his estranged wife for 7 years tells TMZ the Rock family never adopted the little girl, but he refuses to say if any money changed hands.
Crispen Khanyile says his ex-girlfriend gave birth to Ntombi on February 23, 2008 … this according to a private investigator’s report commissioned by an interested party in the case. According to the report, both Crispen and the mother, Precious Ndebele, were unemployed at the time, living on the outskirts of Johannesburg.
The couple had 2 other kids and it appears the situation was increasingly desperate. When the private investigator interviewed Precious last year, she said she was living in a slum and selling secondhand clothes on the streets. The investigator said the conditions were “not conducive for human living.”
Crispen would not discuss the arrangement with the adoptive parents, but simply said we should speak with Malaak, Chris’ estranged wife.
It’s interesting … the P.I. says Crispen told him last year Ntombi was living with adoptive parents in the U.S., but when we spoke with Crispen on Wednesday, it was clear … there was NO adoption.
As we reported, Ntombi has been living in the U.S. with the Rock family on a visitor visa, requiring her to return to South Africa once a year. Chris has not seen the girl since he split with Malaak and we’re told he believes she did something shady to get Ntombi into the U.S.
And one final twist … Malaak’s lawyer just broke his silence and said his client is actively trying to legally adopt Ntombi. He did not say when the process started or what has taken so long.
Whoa, even Donald Trump’s own wife thinks he’s a bit of a loudmouth! Barbara Walters sat down with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and his wife Melania and we’re getting to hear for the first time what Melania really thinks of her husband’s campaign.
Barbara Walters, 86, grabbed the very first interview with Donald Trump, 69, and his gorgeous wife Melania, 45, since he announced he was running for president back in June. On the Nov. 20 edition of ABC’s 20/20, we’re finally getting to hear for the first time what the stunning former model thinks about her husband’s presidential bid, and when she tells him to tone things down!
When it comes to giving him advice about the debates, she said “We discuss, I tell him my opinions,” but when pressed about a specific example she smiled and said, “I will keep it private.” Donald chimed in to say “She’s told me a couple of times she was happy with my performances, but she said you could tone it down a little bit on occasion, which I understand.” Wow! The Donald tones things down for his wife? Way to go Melania!
She also explained why she’s been largely absent from the campaign trail, and it’s because she’s putting her family first! “It’s my choice not to be there. I support my husband 100 percent but we have a nine-year-old-son together, Barron, and I’m raising him and at this is the age he needs a parent at home.”
The Slovenian beauty was asked, “What’s biggest criticism that’s untrue that we can clear up,” to which she replied, “I would say that he’s nasty, he’s not. He has a big heart and a very warm heart, You see what he is on the campaign trail all the time and on television and I think America needs a strong leader and tough leader.” One thing is clear thoughout this interview – if The Donald does become president, we’re going to have one smart and gorgeous FLOTUS and Donald agrees, saying Melania would make a “beautiful and elegant” First Lady.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Melania’s first comments about Donald’s presidential bid? Sound off in the comments below!
Elvis Costello and the Imposters in concert Photo: Jason Sheldon/REX Shutterstock
Elvis Costello – on of Britain’s most respected singer songwriters – has admitted to a string of casual sexual encounters which destroyed his first marriage.
Describing himself as having been “arrogant”, “vain” and lacking in gratitude, the singer has admitted his behaviour broke his childhood sweetheart’s heart.
Costello admits in his new autobiography that what has been described as his “formidable number of sexual encounters” – which took place after he found fame in the late Seventies – ultimately ended his marriage to Mary Burgoyne.
Elvis Costello with Cait O’Riordan Photo: Alan Davidson
In one passage of the book, called Unfaithful Music in a biting reference to his promiscuity, he writes that he was an “arrogant bastard back then”.
Costello goes on to imply that he subsequently persevered in a frequently unhappy 17-year relationship with Cait O’Riordan, the bass player in the Pogues, because “I wanted to punish myself for the things I’d done. For my lack of gratitude. For all my vanity”.
“I wasn’t interested in writing a book that said, ‘Aren’t I great’. I’m not looking for pity.”
It has been fairly quiet among the Browns and Houstons as the investigation into Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tragic hospitalization and death continues. But the feud between the two families may soon be heating back up now that Bobbi Kris’ aunt Leolah Brown has threatened to expose new secrets about her niece’s death!
In a recent post on her Facebook page, Leolah claimed that has some important information about Bobbi Kris and the death of her mother, Whitney Houston!
“Please get prepared for the truth to be revealed!” Leolah warned
She continued, “I am hurting so badly right now for the death of my niece Bobbi Kristina and what REALLY happened to her! Hold on to your seats as I expose some really terrible things! And please!”
“Most of all…always know that I would NEVER lie on anyone! There’s nothing for me to gain that way. Furthermore, its just not me! I will always speak the truth no matter whom or what!!!” she said in the post. “Sadly, I feel like I am out here alone fighting for Bobbi Kriss & Whitney! But of course NEVER!!! There is a very powerful Man and Force that I KNOW is with me TRUST!!!”