WHERE’S MONICA?
Is Mashonda writing a book? It seems like she’s everywhere for no obvious reason. Mashonda attended Alexis Phifer’s Toyota and ESSENCE “If Looks Could Kill” Party at Eyebeam in NYC. Keyshia Cole performed. But why is Alexis throwing parties? Is she relevant because she slept with Kanye?


106 & Park’s Rocsi also attended the party.


UNBEWEAVEABLE
I hope that’s not weave on my girl Zoe Kravitz’s head? Didn’t she have a cute short crop like Rihanna just last month? She does have good hair from the white side of her family. Maybe her hair just grows fast?

Usher pours himself a toast in Japan despite the fact that his CD Here I Am drops to #4 on the Billboard chart after only one week at #1. Poor Usher.

Meagan Good has a new stylist. No more hooker clothes on the red carpets for her. I love the sandals with that dress even though the dress itself is an eyesore. Meagan attended the party with her boyfriend Thomas Jones who plays for the Jets.


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It looks like the truce is over. Both Jermaine Dupri and Greg Street fired volleys at each other yesterday. JD responded to Street in a video taped when he sat in for Miss Jones on Tuesday. In the video, JD tells Street to “catch up” to him and match the million-selling albums he produced for Mariah Carey and Usher. “Worry about selling some records. Don’t worry about me.”

But Street responded in a personal message to Sandrarose.com saying, “Catch up? I’m not a producer! When DJ Nabs put out his CD why didn’t JD give him a hit? Young Fly & Fabulous sold 800 units worldwide and he’s talking about catch up?”

Greg street tells us also, he spoke to DJ Nabs after the email he sent to industry insiders this week. “I made Nabs aware of how selfish this grown man is. DJ Nabs had an album come out on Columbia (through JD’s label) & Jermaine was on fire when Nabs dropped in 1998. Did JD make sure Nabs had a smash for his mixtape album? No he didn’t.”

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The man leading Barack Obama’s vice presidential search committee resigned Wednesday amid questions about loans he received from a company involved in the U.S. housing crisis. (Source)

But is that the real reason or just a smoke screen? A few aides to the presidential candidates – and even the candidates themselves – have come under intense scrutiny for similar offenses. And none of them quit.

Jim Johnson, the former chairman of mortgage lender Fannie Mae, came under criticism after The Wall Street Journal reported that he obtained loans at below-market rates from mortgage lender Countrywide Financial after he left Fannie Mae. (Source)

That hardly sounds like a scandal. Sounds more like good negotiation skills. But word on the streets is Johnson resigned after Barack Obama refused to accept his recommendation to pick Hillary Clinton as his running mate.

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So far, with George Bush at the helm, we’ve been lucky enough to avoid an extinction level event such as a nuclear war between all the World Super Powers.

But will President John McCain – who was a POW for 5-years and still has an axe to grind – be the one to push the red button, so to speak?

This video gives a startling depiction of what the end of the world would look like. It’s an old video that was pieced together using news reports, scenes from movies such as “The Terminator” and documentaries. The weapons technology is kind of outdated, but you get the picture.

In reality, terrorists don’t need nuclear bombs to finish us off. They send their fellow terrorists to be educated right here in the good ol’ US of A. Many of them are nuclear engineers working in government nuclear sites.

Which means they are in control of important government computer networks. The same computer networks that run the country’s nuclear power plants.

But don’t worry. The end, when it comes, will be instantaneous. There will be no warning and we probably won’t suffer at all… Hopefully.

Solange performed on MTV’s TRL show yesterday. I’m not going to say one word about Solange’s tutu. Normally I would have a lot to say. But Solange went from being the worst singer of any decade to making music that even I can listen to. So for that she gets my utmost respect. She can’t help it who her sister is.

WHAT, ME, WORRY?
Jermaine Dupri attended a birthday party in the meatpacking district in NYC two nights ago. Jermaine is said to be “furious” at producer and fellow spinmaster Greg Street for disputing his claim that the DJ is dead. Jermaine’s own DJ – the legendary DJ Nabs – sent out an email blast to the industry yesterday. Nabs said, in part: “What is also obvious to me is that JD made the comment to spark controversy amongst the DJ community to reexamine what it is we do. And Greg Street responded publicly in order to garner attention for his forthcoming album.”

This is the man who ruined Janet Jackson’s career. Well, him and Jermaine Dupri after JD put Janet on Pliers “Bus it Baby” remix. Once that remix came out, tickets sales for Janet’s world tour faded faster than Ludacris’ hairline, forcing Janet to cancel the European leg of her World Tour.

They say singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is Andre Leon Talley’s newest client. Ne-Yo joins a stellar client list which includes Jay Z, Usher, Sean Combs, Tyler Perry and Anderson Cooper.

Some of may be too young to remember when concert goers (both male and female) threw their undies at sexy boudoir singer Alexander O’Neal. Many of you were conceived while your parents listened to his sultry ballads. Time and age has eroded much of the charming good looks that drew women (and men) to Alexander O’Neal. But we still have the memories.

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A promotion by R&B singer Ashanti’s marketing team is attracting the wrong type of attention. Fans visiting Ashanti’s personal website could send e-cards called Gotchagram’s to friends or enemies. The marketing ad campaign featured threatening emails, fake murders and shocking images.

According to CNN, the emails informed recipients that their lives were in danger and encouraged them to contact a fake investigator for more information. Those who clicked the link to contact the “detective” of “Universal Crime Network” were shown a video of a fake crime scene with their names written in blood.

The link transported recipients to a fictional news report about “a string of murders inspired by Ashanti’s music.” A phone number includes a message from Ashanti thanking people for buying her album.

Fans were encouraged to send threatening Gotchagrams to “lovers who scorned you”. Senders were given a weapon of choice and the type of murder they wanted to commit against the recipient.

The Gotchagram marketing campaign was discontinued once the complaints began rolling in.

All that and Ashanti’s album will still do triple cement.

Naomi Campbell ranks only second to Sean Combs as the biggest attention whore in the entire world. Naomi supposedly got so plastered last night at a party in Capri, Italy, that she couldn’t even stand up straight.

Some bloggers seem to think Naomi was leaning because she was drunk. First of all, drunks don’t lean – they wobble and fall. Crack heads lean, meth heads lean, drunks don’t lean. Got it?

Personally, I don’t believe she was under the influence at all. I think she spotted the paparazzi and decided to put on a show. This is beyond pitiful. Sean Combs is probably somewhere saying to himself, “now why didn’t I think of that?”

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Trey Songz filmed his video for “Missing You” yesterday in Atlanta. As usual the set was overrun by groupies. We can finally put the gay rumors to bed. But why didn’t anyone tell me Trey once hotly pursued Elle Duncan of V-103? My guess is he wasn’t her type. Smart girl.

What woman wants a man surrounded by a cloud of groupies every time he turns around? I understand the two remain good friends though.