Kelly Rowland is "finally" happy after years of "living in fear".
The singer battled self-doubt after she struggled to establish her solo career following the split of Destiny's Child, but started to believe in her talent again when she achieved international success.
She said: "I feel empowered - finally! When you don't believe in yourself, you feel like you're living in fear. You don't give yourself the opportunity to believe that you can. And as much as you tell yourself you can't do it, you end up not doing it.
Rihanna and Chris Brown were involved in two domestic violence incidents before his February assault on her.
Court documents filed by a probation officer - ahead of Chris's sentencing for the assault for which he received six months community labour and five years probation for punching, biting and choking Rihanna - state the pair were involved in a furious argument just three weeks earlier.
Beyonce Knowles has been named Woman Of The Year by Billboard magazine.
The Single Ladies singer will accept the accolade at the publication's annual Women In Music Event in New York on October 2.
She is being honoured for her accomplishments, including a sell-out world tour, chart-topping album, I Am Sasha Fierce, and her humanitarian efforts which include teaming up with General Mills Hamburger Helper and Feeding America to deliver 3.5 million meals to local food banks and giving 2,500 concert tickets to disadvantaged families.
La Toya Jackson has called for "justice to be served" following her brother's death.
Michael Jackson's sister is relieved court documents have revealed the star's death is being treated as a homicide, weeks after she publicly declared the star - who died of cardiac arrest following a lethal injection of the anaesthetic Propofol - had been murdered by "shadowy members" of his entourage.
She said in a statement: "I am thankful to the investigators for uncovering the truth to the world. I look forward to the day that justice will be served to all the parties involved in my brother s homicide.