(AllHipHop News) Mary J Blige a.k.a. “The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” was hit with a lawsuit yesterday (November 28), claiming that she and her husband defaulted on a $2.2 million loan from Signature Bank. According to Reuters, documents were filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, seeking to recoup the $2.2 million loan that Mary J Blige took out in October 2011. According to the lawsuit, Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu Isaacs defaulted on the loan in July 2012, resulting in over $58,000 in interest. Earlier this year, Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute’s Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now Inc., allegedly defaulted on a $250,000 dollar loan as well.
BET Networks is preparing to bring two new original comedies to the network in 2013. Comedian/actor Kevin Hart is expanding on a hilarious skit that aired during the BET Awards in 2011 titled “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” The new show features Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin J.B. Smoove and Robin Thick, in a semi-scripted reality show focusing on their lives in Hollywood. “I haven’t been this excited about a project of mine in a while, there is nothing like this on television,” Kevin Hart said. “The levels of funny that will be reached on this show are endless.” Celebrities like Russell Simmons, Common, Shaquille O’Neill, Nelly, Trey Songz and Jay Leno are among the stars that make appearances in the show, which is slated to debut on Tuesday, January 15. BET is also preparing a new show with Damien and Craig Wayans titled “Second-Generation Wayans” that will debut directly after the premiere of “Real Husbands of Hollywood.”
Producer Ryan Leslie appeared in court on Tuesday (November 27), where he lost a $1 million judgment over a reward offered for a stolen laptop. Ryan Leslie’s laptop was stolen in November 2010, in Cologne Germany. Leslie went to the Internet and offered a $20,000 reward for the laptop, which contained valuable productions created by the producer, on its hard drive. Because of the productions, Leslie upped the reward to $1 million for the safe return of the laptop and the files that were contained on the hard drive. An auto mechanic in Cologne named Armin Augstein found the laptop while he was walking his dogs. According to the New York Post, the pair ended up in a dispute over the loot in Manhattan Federal Court, where a jury ruled against Ryan Leslie, claiming that he was legally obligated to pay the $1 million reward for the safe return of the laptop.