Kelly Price - Kelly Price performs during 3rd Annual Mother's Day Experience at James L Knight Center on May 8, 2016 in Miami, Florida. at James L Knight Center - Miami, Florida, United States - Sunday 8th May 2016
R&B star Kelly Price is officially a doctor of philosophy after graduating college at the top of her class.
The 42-year-old, a six-time Grammy Award nominee, has been juggling her studies at the Global Oved Dei Seminary and University in Florida with her life as a mum, and last week (ends21Feb16), she collected her doctorate degree.
Kelly had double the reason to celebrate at the graduation ceremony as she was also named the class valedictorian.
"Super sleepy but this is the best 'tired' ever," she wrote on Instagram, alongside a 'selfie' showing her in the traditional cap and gown. "Graduation day over and today is my first full day as Dr. Kelly C. Price".
Singer Kelly Price Is Reportedly Dating Former Football Player Bryant Mckinnie Four Months After Filing For Divorce From Husband Jeffrey Rolle.
The R&B singer split from Rolle in July (15) after more than 20 years of marriage and in September (15), she filed for divorce.
Price now appears to have moved on with MCKinnie and has taken to Instagram.com to post a picture of the two embracing, captioned, "#MiamiNights #LoveIsLove @bryantmckinnie".
The news comes amid reports Price and Rolle were recently evicted from their California home for failing to pay almost $15,000 (£10,000) in back rent.
Singer Kelly Price And Her Estranged Husband Have Been Evicted From Their California Home Due To Unpaid Rent.
The R&B star and Jeffery Rolle have been renting a mansion in Torrance for two years, but they were evicted last month (Dec15) after failing to pay almost $15,000 (£10,000) in back rent.
According to Bossip.com, landlord Arjang Panah filed suit against the pair in October (15) after skipping three months' worth of payments, but Price and Rolle did not respond, prompting a judge to issue a default judgement.
"It took me three months to get them out," Panah tells the publication. "They owe me three months' rent!"
Continue reading: Kelly Price Evicted From California Home
R&b Star Kelly Price Is Heading For Divorce After 23 Years Of Marriage.
The singer, 42, reveals she and her manager husband Jeffrey Rolle simply "grew apart" and mutually decided to split.
A statement released by Price to AlywaysAList.com reads: "After the untimely death of my sister last year, it weighed on me heavily that this was something we needed to do. I ultimately made the decision to live the best life I can. I ended things because I didn't want to compromise what true happiness was anymore. There are no hard feelings and I will love Jeff until the day I die!"
The estranged couple, which briefly featured on U.S. reality TV show R&B Divas: Atlanta in 2012, began dating when Price was just 19 and wed in 1992.
Continue reading: Singer Kelly Price Splits From Manager Husband
Whitney Houston's friend Kelly Price asked the audience at a tribute evening to the late singer to pray and send ''love and well wishes'' to Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Whitney Houston's friend asked for prayers for Bobbi Kristina Brown at a tribute evening to the late singer last night (04.02.15).
Kelly Price opened the 'For the Love of R&B: A Tribute to Whitney Houston' event in Hollywood by calling for people to send ''love and well wishes'' to the 21-year-old aspiring actress - the daughter of the late 'I Will Always Love You' hitmaker and her ex-husband Bobby Brown - after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub at home at the weekend.
Continue reading: Whitney Houston's Friend Calls For Prayers For Bobbi Kristina
Gospel singer Kelly Price opened a Whitney Houston tribute concert on Wednesday (04Feb15) by asking the crowd to pray for the late singer's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown as she "fights for her life" in hospital.
Brown, 21, remains in a critical condition at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia after she was found unresponsive in a bath tub on 31 January (15).
Price, who performed with Houston at a pre-Grammy Awards party just days before her death in 2012, hosted a tribute concert in honour of the singer on Wednesday, and she kicked off the event by urging the audience to pray for Brown.
Continue reading: Bobbi Kristina Brown Honoured At Whitney Houston Tribute Concert
Kelly Price - Shots of a host of stars as they attended the Grammy Nominated Kelly Price's 2nd Annual "For The Love of R&B, For The Love of Whitney" event which was held at The Attic club in Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 4th February 2015
The news of Whitney Houston's untimely death at the age of 48 has evidently shaken the music industry, as well as her millions of fans across the globe. And the feeling is an all too familiar one. Shock, of course, that such a great talent is no longer with us and will no longer have the chance to silence the critics who wrote her off as a hopeless addict many years ago. But also, a more complex emotion no doubt, from those who knew her well and those who would only ever know her through the picture painted by the media. An emotion that mixes guilt and sadness, because although the timing of her death came as a shock, the fact that it has happened at all is perhaps less shocking, given the years of substance abuse that she is reported to have suffered.
It's a familiar feeling to many because it was the same mix of emotions that people shared when Amy Winehouse passed away last year. Again - another great talent taken too young; but given the persistent abuse of drugs and alcohol, no surprise that her body finally gave in. Sunday night's Grammy awards paid tribute to her talent in a number of ways. The majority of stars on the red carpet had something to say in her memory. Lady GaGa opted for an understated entrance, avoiding the red carpet altogether, but dressed in black, with a veil, quite possibly a gesture of remembrance for Houston. Jennifer Hudson went on to perform a stark rendition of the song that Whitney made famous in the 1990s, 'I Will Always Love You.' Under normal circumstances, it would have been an impressive performance and Hudson was clearly feeling the emotional strain of the evening. But what her performance really reminded the viewers of was the extent of Whitney's vocal talent. She made that song sound effortless, every time she sang it. On Sunday night, it sounded like a serious task for Hudson.
Continue reading: How Did Whitney Houston Die? The Rise And Fall Of A Superstar
Kelly Price, the last singer to duet with Whitney Houston, has spoken out about her magical evening with the superstar on Thursday (09Feb12) in a bid to silence rumours suggesting her friend was spiralling out of control in her final days.
Price performed gospel song Yes, Jesus Loves Me with Houston at a pre-Grammys party staged by musician/producer Kenny Lattimore at Tru Hollywood in Los Angeles and she admits the tragic star will always be a "church girl" to her.
The gospel singer is keen for music fans all over the world to remember Houston for her great talent, and not the circumstances surrounding her death on Saturday (11Feb12).
Reports suggest the singer may have drowned in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Police have ruled out foul play but sources have told Tmz.com that pill bottles were found in Houston's hotel room. The singer had twice entered rehab for a drug abuse problem.
Continue reading: Kelly Price: 'Whitney Was Healthy And Happy At Last Performance'
Gospel singer Kelly Price broke down on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (12Feb12) as she attempted to describe how her late friend Whitney Houston would want to be remembered at the event.
Price, who was the last singer to perform with the late superstar at a pre-Grammys party on Thursday (09Feb12), fought back tears during her live TV chat with E! presenter Ryan Seacrest and when he asked her how Whitney would have liked to have been remembered at music's big night, she had to stop the interview.
She said, "She would want it to be celebratory and to be about the music. She loved what she did..."
Price couldn't continue and whispered, "Sorry," as Seacrest ended the interview.
Continue reading: Tearful Kelly Price Too Upset For Whitney Houston Red Carpet Interview
Beyonce Knowles' dream role in DREAMGIRLS would have gone to Fugees star Lauryn Hill - if moviemaker Joel Schumacher had his way.
The Batman Forever director was slated to take charge of the movie musical years before Bill Condon took over and cast Beyonce as his lead.
Schumacher reveals, "I was talking to LAURYN HILL about playing DEENA in it."
The outspoken director also had casting ideas for roles that have since earned Eddie Murphy and newcomer JENNIFER HUDSON Oscar nominations.
He adds, "I wanted Don Cheadle to play the JAMES EARLY part, and Kelly Price, with that fabulous voice, I would have had her for EFFIE... I was really excited about it."
But Schumacher's Dreamgirls project was axed when Why Do Fools Fall In Love? was released and flopped in 1998. On the back of the FRANKIE LYMON biopic, producers felt the time was wrong to release an R+B movie musical.