Okay, the founder of Sugarhill Records, Sylvia Robinson, was the first female music mogul. But R&B chanteuse Keyshia Cole is the new female mogul doing big things in the 08!
According to a source close to Keyshia’s camp, Keyco is in the process of gearing up for The Movie of Her Life which is scheduled for a Christmas ’09 release. Keyshia will be a producer on the film along with Jimmy Iovine, boss of Interscope Records.
Iovine also produced 50 Cents‘ “Get rich or die Trying” and Eminem‘s critically acclaimed movie “8 Miles”. Iovine and others involved with the film project believe KC’s movie will definitely make History!
Keyshia also formed an additional company under her already existing umbrella of companies. The new company will focus on publishing books, TV shows, and managing writers and producers.
KC is currently in a West Coast studio working on her 3rd album which is slated for a Dec/Christmas ’08 Release. Watch out people, the new Young Female Mogul is Running her OWN empire!
Earlier today, I posted a YouTube video of a promising young talent on the rise in the ATL by the name of Phatfffat, real name Dondria Nicole. I first heard about her through a friend over at Empire Ent. who told me that Jermaine Dupri had signed a female singer who was Tha Truth.
I wrote a very nice compliment about Phatfffat in my earlier post. But as I type this, Phatfffat is mobilizing her army of fans and is declaring war against us. Go figure *shrugs*
Will Phatfffat be able to handle the criticism later on in her career when the big time music critics give their unbiased opinions of her? I doubt it if she’s crumbling under the pressure now. 🙂
According to Alicia Keys‘ publicist, a mystery illness has forced Alicia to cancel shows. A mystery illness also forced Jordin Sparks to leave Alicia’s tour.
After cancelling a concert in Pittsburgh, PA last night, eleven-time Grammy winner, Alicia Keys, must cancel a second stop along her Lexus Presents the Alicia Keys As I Am Tour due to a continued bout with swollen vocal chords. The show was scheduled for Thursday night at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH.
Ticket holders in both cities may contact the respective venues for instructions and fans with tickets for the Cleveland concert will be able to have them honored at the upcoming show in Columbus, OH.
Keys, who is currently being treated by a physician, is expected to return to the stage on Saturday, April 26th at the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
Alicia Keys recently wrapped up a successful European run and kicked off the highly anticipated U.S. leg in Hampton, VA on April 19th. The As I Am Tour is in support of Keys’ 5 X worldwide platinum album, As I Am, which has spawned smash hit songs including the Grammy Award winning, “No One,” “Like You’ll Never See Me Again” and “Teenage Love Affair.”
Men can be jump offs too! Star Jones is about to find out what all of us bloggers (and her friends and family) had warned her about before she tripped down the aisle with gay Al Reynolds.
Al has secured counsel and is going for broke – literally. TMZ.com reports that Al has acquired the services of divorce lawyer Stanford Lotwin. And get this: Al is going to claim that Star talked him into quitting his job as a stock broker so he could be at her beck and call for the past few years!
Remind you of anyone? Maybe Al consulted with Jonathan Plummer, the down low con artist who suckered author Terry McMillan into marrying him.
It isn’t like Al is completely broke. It turns out he’s a professor at Florida Memorial University. (Source)
According to my loyal readers, Orlando Brown just called into the Wendy Williams Experience on WBLS. Allegedly he talked about the new album he has coming out. People magazine had reported that Brown was missing since Tuesday.
People mag should have known that this story was bogus when they saw the name Ricky Romance attached to it.
TV sitcom star Orlando Brown is missing and presumed dead by his little fans who are emailing me. According to People magazine, the portly 20-year-old star of TV’s That’s So Raven has been missing since early Tuesday morning when he walked to a 7-Eleven for some comfort food.
According to Brown’s publicist, Elayne Rivers, he had a full day of meetings and appointments in preparation for a photo shoot Wednesday.
Rivers adds that friends and family are very concerned, as the young actor is not one to be out of touch for long, and the convenience store was within a short walking distance from his manager’s home in Studio City.
Supposedly, Ricky Romance, Brown’s close friend and manager, has been calling all local hospitals looking for information on Brown’s whereabouts.
The skeptic in me sees that Pop Tart, Ricky Romance’s name and suspects a publicity stunt. Anybody associated with Ricky and Raz B is immediately suspect in more ways than one. Something tells me Brown will turn up safe with a strange story to tell.
Anyone who might have any information should contact Elayne Rivers at TLToonz@aol.com
Everyone’s favorite human blow up doll Ashanti performed last night at the R&B Live showcase at Spotlite in NY. After the show, Ashanti kicked it with her pals Lloyd, Gayle King and Flo-Rida. I’m not a violent person but whoever did Ashanti’s makeup needs to be shot for assaulting and battery on our eye sockets.