Kobe Bryant Wife Files For Divorce… No Prenup… Damn Damn Damn
Just when you thought it was all good as the NBA season is finally about to begin. Kobe Bryant suffered another loss this week.
After Lamar Odom was traded to Dallas this week, his wife Vanessa Bryant is also allegedly packing her bags.
According to TMZ, Vanessa t filed for divorce today, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
According to the report, shawty has finally had enough of The King Of L.A. and his unfaithful ways even sticking by him after his sexual assault incident in Colorado in 2003 (which was bullish.)
Sources say Kobe “desperately” wants to win Vanessa back and will do “whatever it takes” to save their 10 1/2 year marriage.
I guess so since he didn’t listen to his dad and got married early and didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement.
Vanessa could walk away with half his fortune. Ouch…
According to the legal docs, Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their 2 daughters — 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Giana but Vanessa is asking that Kobe get visitation rights.
She’s also requesting spousal support and Kobe, who filed his response to the divorce minutes after Vanessa filed her petition, says he will pay her spousal support.
Vanessa signed the divorce petition on December 1. Kobe signed his response on December 7.
I betcha he wishes he could get that $4 million ring back now.
Note to future ballers, don’t be in a rush to get married when you know you have the world open to you when it comes to the ladies.
So says a new paper from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. “If we’re looking for an answer to jobs,” Kauffman vice president Lesa Mitchell tells us, “it’s right in front of our face.”
The country is in a recession, and Washington is tangling over how to create new jobs, but, according to a new paper from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, there’s a fairly simple potential source of them sitting right under our noses.
Women start high-growth companies, like those in high tech, at lower rates than men do, Kauffman-supported research has found. But the reason for this is systemic, rather than due to women’s innate capacity for entrepreneurialism, says the paper, titled “Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers.”
The paper, released today, is authored by Kauffman vice president Lesa Mitchell. With a few key changes, we can encourage more women to start companies and, in turn, unleash a slew of new jobs, Mitchell tells Fast Company.
“If we’re looking for an answer to jobs,” Mitchell says, “it’s right in front of our face.”
While there are plenty of women in science and technology–the fields that spin off high-growth companies–the paper says, and while women form 46% of the workforce and over 50% of college students, only 35% of startup business owners are women.
In fields like science and technology, that’s due to the fact that women in those fields don’t take the same steps that men do to position themselves to one day start their own companies, the paper says. They don’t patent their research as much as men do–only at 40% the rate of their male colleagues. They don’t serve on the scientific advisory boards of private companies the way men do–93% of men serve on boards in private industry while only 6.5% of men do. And women tend to commercialize their research through university channels, rather than striking out on their own.
The paper chalks up some of this to women not having the same kind of role models and networks as men to inspire them and guide them in the steps they should take to lay the groundwork to start their own companies.
The paper lays out a few steps it says will result in more women starting their own companies: Women should be invited to participate on scientific advisory boards in private companies at a higher rate than they currently are. Successful women entrepreneurs and inventors should make themselves more visible to provide the necessary role models. And private industry and philanthropists should provide greater funding to non-profit initiatives that advance opportunities for high-growth women entrepreneurs.
“Research has shown that startups, especially high growth startups, are the keys to job creation and leadership in new industries,” the paper says. “With nearly half the workforce and more than half of our college students now being women, their lag in building high-growth firms had become a major economic deficit…Women capable of starting growth companies may well be our greatest under-utilized resource.”
[Images: Flickr user Randy Kashka; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation]
so i’m strolling through the flatiron district on my way to get my haircut and i spot this young lady walking through the busy new york streets with people carrying her train. with the city as a backdrop, she looked beautiful and the dress is awesome-so i figured why not?
this picture doesn’t really do the dress half of the justice it deserves…
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here are a few of my favorite finishing touches in this fall’s fashion line up: first, the givenchy over the knee boot is so luxe and is soooo much hotter on the leg/foot than this picture indicates. secondly, i love this fendi multi-colored satchel. it makes for a great neutral and everyday bag. next, who could be mad at burberry for adding fur to a tweed coat? it definitely takes traditional up a notch. lastly, i’m a sucker for an oxford. i love the giuseppe shoe because it’s a great color and could be worn with almost anything.
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€795 - luisaviaroma.com
$650 - giuseppezanottidesign.com
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Ya boy Brad Jordan is a free man today.
According to reports from AllHipHop the founder of Houston’s Geto Boys was released from prison after being incarcerated since October of last year. The rapper was being held for failure to pay child support to four different women. The rapper was said to be held on other Federal Charges, which still remain unknown.
“Face is home and he’s already busy working on releasing new material. It’s not going to take him long to fall right back into the swing of things” a rep for the rapper stated.
Prior to his incarceration, Scarface was making progress on his twelfth album, “The Habit,” which was said to feature both Drake and John Legend.
Toya Wright Now A Number One Bestseller
Toya Wright, previously known as Toya Carter, is now a NY Times bestseller. The ex-wife of Lil Wayne has landed on the coveted NY Times Best Sellers list with her hit book, Priceless Inspirations.
Toya, who recently wrapped the debut season of her hit #1 rated BET TV show, “Toya: A Family Affair,” previously shared the #1 spot with her good friend Tiny Cottle for one of the highest rated reality TV shows in BET history,“Tiny & Toya.”
Toya’s book landed at #14 on the NY Times’ “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” list (#14)
Upon its release, Priceless Inspirations was on the Barnes & Nobles bestseller list and has remained a fan favorite since the beginning.
The book chronicles Toya‘s life as recorded in her diary and features a foreword written by Toya’s ex-husband Lil Wayne who calls her an “amazing woman” whose “strength is love” and says she is “stronger than the mind can imagine.”
Speaking on her book Toya released a statement saying,
“I try to address what really goes on with young women and girls that grew up in similar situations as I did: everything from family drama, to love and sex, motherhood (including teen pregnancies), and domestic violence.”
Toya recently married her soul mate, Mickey “Memphitz” Wright, in a fairy tale ceremony in Atlanta.
She is gearing up to write more books, has a profitable boutique, Garb, in her hometown of New Orleans with plans to open the online component to the store in the coming weeks
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A shocked Nicki Minaj, Clearly embarrased after she realized one of her twins had popped out of her shirt on live television, had a look of disbelief on her face as she kept performing. Click to see uncensored pics 18 years of age and older PLEASE!!!
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That’s right, move over Betty White, Susie Sanchez is here!
The Oakland Raiders have
hired Sanchez, who is a grandmother, to be one of their sideline cheerleaders
for the 2011-12 season.
While Susie is technically a grandmother, she might not be cut from the mold
that pops in your mind when you hear that word. Susie is 37, a mother of three
and grandmother of one, and after multiple auditions to pom-pom it up on the
sideline, she finally got the call.
Sanchez again impressed the judges with her dancing ability, skill and
presence later that week Continue reading