Star magazine recently interviewed a man about the one-time love triangle between his son, his son’s model girlfriend and rap mogul Jay-Z — allegedly. It has long been rumored that Jay-Z fathered a child nine years ago with Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott. But a new twist claims she originally tried to convince her then boyfriend Malik Sayeed that the baby was his – only to have the scheme backfire and result in Scott earning a million dollars in hush money. Jerald Andrews, the father of Malik Sayeed, now tells Star exclusively that “at the time [he] was born, my son Malik thought he was his child, but they did DNA tests. It’s been determined that [the child is] Jay-Z’s baby.” A source told Star that while Beyonce was initially livid about the secret son, she’s stood by her husband. The boy reportedly closely resembles Jay-Z, who is said to be paying Shenelle child support.
Malik, whose name was originally listed on the boy’s birth certificate, came to find out about the child’s real paternity, a source told Star. “Malik threw [Shenelle] a baby shower and bought all this stuff to prepare for the arrival,” the source said. “However, after the baby was born, friends and family told him he needed to get a DNA test. Everyone knew she was sleeping around and sleeping with Jay.” Andrews told Star: ”There was a good chance it was his. Maybe two weeks later, he called me and said, ‘Daddy, I got some bad news. [He’s] not my son.’ I said, ‘How do you know, Malik?’ He said, ‘He doesn’t look anything like me!’” After undergoing a DNA test that showed Jay-Z is the father, Malik kicked Shenelle out of his house, while Jay-Z made arrangements for mother and son to go back to Trinidad, where they now live comfortably on the rapper’s dime. “Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut,” Jerald tells Star. “My understanding is that he’s paying her child support. Shenelle took the money and bought herself a really nice house in Trinidad that the whole family lives in now.” Jerald told Star that Shenelle has told him her current relationship with the rapper “is amicable.”“She says he’s a good father and he has a lot of interest in [the boy],” he told Star. “It was a big old mess at one time, but I think once they resolved the issue of fatherhood, of paternity, I think things started to level off.”
CBS Puts a Lock on Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence is returning to the small screen. The actor, who has been busy doing feature film projects including “Big Momma’s House” and its sequels, has inked a talent deal with CBS and its studio, CBS Television Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal calls for the network and studio to develop a show for the comedian to star in. A series TV gig would mark Lawrence’s first regular small screen work since he starred as Martin Payne – and assorted other characters – on Fox’s Martin. His big-screen credits also include the Bad Boys films, Death at a Funeral and Wild Hogs.
Kiki Shepard’s 8th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge for Sickle Cell Disease
Actress, television host, philanthropist, producer and golfer Kiki Shepard is once again holding her spectacular 8th annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge designed to raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease. The event, to be held Friday, September 16th from 8 pm to 12:30 am at the PINZ Entertainment Center in Studio City, will benefit the programs of the nonprofit K.I.S. Foundation and The Dorothy H. Shepard Scholarship Fund. Annually, the K.I.S. foundation hosts a fundraiser-Kiki Shepard’s “Celebrity Bowling Challenge,” to raise monies for its Sickle Cell Disease programs and the Dorothy H. Shepard Scholarship Fund. Over the past eight years, the CBC has been a huge factor in creating awareness to communities in the Los Angeles area and across the nation. “We are asking everyone to please come out and have a great time and support our efforts to raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease,” said Shepard, known as the “Queen of Fashion” to millions of viewers who tuned in weekly to watch the legendary television show “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” Shepard said that attendees will have a great time at the event, which will feature a bowling tournament and party, live and silent auctions, 50/50 drawing, surprise entertainment, great food and drink, and event goodies. “We have a lot of great sponsors and wonderful celebrity bowlers who will be participating, “M. C. Lyte will be our guest DJ,” Shepard added. “I’m just trying to raise awareness, and part of raising awareness is to get educated about Sickle Cell Disease,” said Shepard. “I believe that it is a lack of education that allows Sickle Cell Disease to continue to flourish in the African American, Hispanic and Asian communities. People think it’s a black disease, but it’s not. Pretty soon, it will be in the Caucasian community as well, because we are cross pollinating, for lack of a better word.
“Our anthem is to go get tested. Find out if you have the trait and get educated about the disease and together we can break the cycle.” Shepard has used her philanthropic efforts to fight Sickle Cell Disease for over 15 years. She established the K.I.S. Foundation, Inc., to continue to raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and to financially help research institutions find a universal cure.
For the past several years, Shepard has been an in-demand hostess in Hollywood. Many remember her for her late night variety show, “Live in Hollywood” and TV One’s “The Bid Whist Party Throwdown.” Shepard has also hosted the Congressional Black Caucus Wives Scholarship Weekend, the San Diego Black Film Festival’s Red Carpet, Disney’s 1st Black Heritage Celebration and the prestigious NAACP Act-So Awards.
She also starred in her own one-woman show, “It’s Showtime … An Evening with Kiki Shepard.”
As for her old stomping grounds, the Apollo, Shepard said that big changes are about to occur at the legendary showplace.
“Jaime Foxx and Don Wyman are planning to hold an amateur night show there,” said Shepard, adding that the planned project will not resemble “Showtime at the Apollo.
The 8th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge will be held at the PINZ Entertainment Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA. The event is evening, Friday, Sept. 16. It starts at 8pm. Tickets are $50.00. For more information, contact the K.I.S. Foundation, Inc. at (818) 981-7819.