Monday, April 20, 2009

Diana Ross Slept Her Way to the Top

Say it ain't so.

A new book claims Diana Ross brought her kneepads with her when she arrived at Motown records in the '60s. She made a beeline for Motown founder's Berry Gordy office and did whatever she needed to do to get ahead.

Mark Ribowsky author of The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success and Betrayal, which publishes this July, writes:

"The Diana Ross few knew outside of the Motown colony was on a fast track to rise to the top from the first day she got to Motown; not incidentally, that was also the first day she knew who[m] she wanted to sleep with to keep up the momentum. That, of course, turned out to be Berry Gordy, but only after" some other in-house romances, the book says. "In no time, Ross would climb beyond [the Supremes] onto the A-list as a solo act, record six more Number 1 songs, and earn millions as well as top billing in two movies."

She got a daughter (Rhonda Ross Kendrick, born in 1971) out of the relationship - so that locked Berry down, for sure.

Damn. Damn. Damn.
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Bombchell said...

(side eye)

surabi said...

I can't wait to read the book. I don't care whether it is true or not, I just like reading that type of stuff. It is entertaining and you do wonder how some people make it so much farther than others even if they are talented, its just who you know and what you are willing to do for it.

Anonymous said...

wasn't the scoop back then that she tried to hide the fact that barry was the father of the daughter but everyone knew better based on the daughter's looks?

Anonymous said...

Duh....who didn't know that!

Anonymous said...

I'm not saying people didn't know, I was asking why did she, Diana, try to hide it? Did she really say it was another man? This was waay before my time but that's what I was always told.

Anonymous said...

I think its true. But no shade....

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