Kali Bowyer

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Kali Mari Bowyer
Born (1971-02-18) February 18, 1971 (age )
Kula, Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation Publicist and Radio Personality

Kali Bowyer (born February 18, 1971) is a publicist and television treatment writer.

In 2008, Bowyer hosted the news series Taste Of The Town with Chef Elaine Minick Stone, and was a tabloid journalist between 2001-2010. Bowyer, made a name for herself breaking over 1000 exclusives for the weekly gossip rags; Ok! Magazine, Star Magazine, National Enquirer, and In Touch Weekly, and Radar Online. Kali, switched careers in January 2010 as a publicist. Representing the biggest names in Hip Hop, her client roster held over 36 artists including rappers Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, and Cash Money’s Glasses Malone. She also made an appearance on the VH1 television series Famous Food as Heidi Montag's publicist. Bowyer made global headlines again on June 7th 2012, being awarded a half million dollar judgment in US Federal Court against former client Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs, former two-time world heavyweight boxing champion, stemming from her work as his publicist in 2009.

She is also known for her controversial relationship with actor Chris Rock (1991–1993), which ended in a highly publicized paternity battle in 2007,[1][2] which she lost.

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Early life

Bowyer was born in Kula, Maui, to Maria Christina Mari, an Italian socialite, and Chester Bowyer, a clinical psychologist for the Betty Ford Center. She is the great-granddaughter to John W. Truxaw, the first OB/GYN in Orange County.

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Entertainment career

As of 2011, Bowyer's work in Hip-Hop publicism has included clients such as Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Glasses Malone and tagged by the industry as “The Spin Diva”.[citation needed] Bowyer made an a appearance in 2011 on few episodes of VH1’s reality show “Famous Food” with Waka Flocka Flame’s mother/manager Deb Antney, who were on set for reality star Heidi Montag. In January 2012, producer Michelle Kuykendall created the new reality series where Bowyer had been cast amongst a number of other high profile women; however the show never made it past production.

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  1. Flacks say Shannon Briggs owes big $, New York Post, 22 December 2009
  2. Chris Rock Fights to Keep Woman's Claim Quiet, First Coast News / AP