by: Shelley Mendoza
JLO Sues Ex-Chauffer For Blackmail
Former driver for Jennifer Lopez, Hakob Manoukian was trying to extort her for 2.8 million dollars before she decided to take him to court. According to Lopez’ camp, Manoukian and JLO’s manager Benny Medina had a falling out last summer over a security team that Medina wanted to hire against Manoukian’s recommendation. Manoukian later became “hostile and angry” toward Medina and “plotted to retaliate” against the star and her manager. He abruptly terminated his employment with Ms. Lopez and began to threaten her. JLo wants him to pay her $20 million in damages, but Hakob is not backing down.
Shakira is suing two ex employees for extortion, defamation and blackmail. The maids and housekeepers felt they were unjustly fired so were looking to retaliate by demanding a large sum of money. They wanted 250,000 euros otherwise they would release some very private information. Shakira is currently working on new material that she may release very soon.
Tony Bennett’s latest album, Tony Bennett: Viva Duets, features many top names in the Latin recording industry. Viva Duets features performances in English, Spanish and Portuguese with artists representing eight countries and three continents. Some of the artists included are Marc Anthony, Miguel Bose, Robert Carlos, Ana Carolina, Chayanne, Franco De Vita, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernandez, Maria Gadu, Juan Luis Guerra, Dani Martin, Romeo Santos, Thalia and Vicentico, with additional duet guests to be announced. The album is to be released on October 23rd.
“For Once In My Life” with Marc Anthony
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” with Miguel Bose
“The Very Thought of You” with Ana Carolina
“The Best Is Yet to Come” with Chayanne
“The Good Life” with Franco DeVita
“Who Can I Turn To?” with Gloria Estefan
“Return to Me (Regresa A Mi)” with Vicente Fernandez
“Blue Velvet” with Maria Gadu
“Just in Time” with Juan Luis Guerra
“Are You Havin’ Any Fun?” with Dani Martin
“The Way You Look Tonight” with Thalia
“Cold, Cold Heart” with Vicentico