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Lauryn Hill: Rohan Marley not father of sixth child
NEW YORK — After the birth of her sixth child, Lauryn Hill wants to clear up two things: Rohan Marley didn’t abandon her while she was pregnant, and he’s not the baby’s father.
The blogosphere has been abuzz after word came last week that the reclusive Grammy winner had a baby boy. Marley, the father of her five other children, sent a message on Twitter “forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son.” That tweet, along with pictures showing him in an embrace with another woman, created speculation.
R. Kelly out of hospital after surgery
CHICAGO — A spokesman for R. Kelly says the R&B singer is out of the hospital following throat surgery this week.
Spokesman Allan Mayer said Thursday that the 44-year-old left Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and is recuperating at his home in the city.
Mayer says it isn’t clear when the Chicago native might be well enough to resume performing.
The Grammy-winning singer had complained of throat pain and was taken to the hospital on Tuesday. The same day, surgeons drained an abscess on one of his tonsils.
The self-proclaimed Pied Piper of R&B released a critically acclaimed retro-soul album last year, titled “Love Letter.” He recently completed the U.S. leg of a worldwide tour.
Kim Kardashian sues Old Navy
LOS ANGELES — Kim Kardashian wants Old Navy to stop using a lookalike to advertise its clothing.
The reality show starlet and model on Wednesday sued the clothing store and its parent company, The Gap Inc., in a Los Angeles federal court alleging their ads violated her publicity rights with ads that feature a woman who looks like her.
A video of a broadcast ad featuring a smiling, dark-haired woman who bears a resemblance to the real Kardashian has been viewed more than two million times on Old Navy’s YouTube channel.
Kardashian’s lawsuit claims consumers may be confused by the ads and the model’s actual endorsements, which include her own clothing store and shoe line. A commercial, titled, “Super C-U-T-E,” began airing in February and Old Navy is still using some of the promotions, the lawsuit states.
The Associated Press