Lil' Wayne's peeps reached out to Sandrarose.com today to request extras for a music video featuring Wayne, Baby and G Malone currently being shot at Dreamz nightclub in Decatur. The shoot started at 12 noon and is expected to continue through the day. So you have plenty of time to get there.
Weezy is already in the building, but don't expect him to have a Styrofoam cup in his hand. According to label sources, Weezy has been "clean" for three weeks now. Supposedly, his doctor told him that his liver is hanging on by a thread and he would likely suffer the same fate as Pimp C if he kept sipping the syrup.
According to online reports, singer Alicia Keys issued an apology for tobacco ads that appeared on posters advertising her concert which is only two days away.
The 28-year-old singer apologized after discovering that her gig, which kicks off on July 31, was sponsored by tobacco firm Philip Morris.
In a statement, Keys said she asked for "corrective actions" as soon as she came to know about the advertisements. The company has withdrawn their sponsorship and the billboard posters have also been removed.
"I apologize for any misleading advertising initially associated with the show,” BBC quoted Keys, as saying in a statement. "I''m an unyielding advocate for the well-being and health of children around the world and do not condone or endorse smoking. (Source)
Don't you love it when celebrities feign ignorance about a promotion that's using their name? I guess she missed that big ass Philip Morris logo on everything associated with her concerts, ie tickets, posters, etc? Who or what did she think was sponsoring her shows?
A celebrity is a fool if he or she doesn't know about a promotion that's tied to their name. They can't blame the business manager if they're ignorant about business.
What happened to the dress code that the NBA instituted a while back? I have never seen LeBron James cleaned up nicely except in that Vitamin Water commercial. Anyway, thanks to Greg for this shot of LeBron arriving in China for the Summer Olympic games.
About the only thing stylish in this photo is the Louis Vuitton Monogram Keepall LeBron is wearing. So he gets a pass for the rest of his getup.
Greg pointed out the $350 Beats By Dre headphones that LeBron has -- and that all the Olympic basketball players received for free from Apple. LeBron is wearing his with the red accessory wire for his iPOD. The Beats By Dre headphones use the same noise canceling technology as the BOSE QuietComfort Noise Reduction headphones which, coincidentally, also retails for $350.
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Rapper Ludacris unveils a new track in support of Sen. Barack Obama for president. In the track, titled "Politics: Obama is Here", Luda calls Hillary Clinton the B-word and challenges black voters to "get off your ass and vote!"
According to Allhiphop.com, rapper Nelly is the very first celebrity spokesmodel for Sean Jean underwear. Frankly, I don't see what the big deal is. Especially since I hear Nelly isn't all that impressive in with or without underwear on. Maybe Sean Combs knows something we don't?
"I have known Nelly for many years and I really admire his work. To me, Nelly is the quintessential definition of the Sean John man. He has the attitude, the swagger, and most of all the physique that our customers can both aspire and relate to. And let’s be honest, all of the ladies out there are going to be thanking us for this campaign. The images are so strong; they speak for themselves."
Well, the images I've seen so far ain't saying nothin'. How can he be an underwear model and not show the underwear?
Thankfully, a Sean Jean mail room worker came through and emailed me this HAWT promo shot. Enjoy, ladies.
Just the other day I was having a conversation with a fellow celebrity blogger who asked, "whatever happened to the movie 'Mama I Want To Sing'"? I joked that the movie went straight to DVD. It looks like I was right after all.
According to Brown Sista, Ciara revealed to Billboard magazine earlier this month that her new movie, Mama I Want To Sing, will not be hitting theater screens later this year, but rather will be going straight to DVD in early 2009.
While Ciara didn't give a reason for the demise of the film, many believe the producers picked the wrong actress to play the part of Amara, the daughter who wants to sing. I love me some Ciara, but she was all wrong for that part. The part called for a real singer, not an entertainer, which is what CiCi is.
Sometimes producers and casting directors go for star power to draw movie patrons into theaters. But in this case, the film already had star power in Lynn Whitfield. 'Mama' required a singer who can blow. Unfortunately, Ciara falls a little bit short of that mark.
Overdubbing tracks with with another singer's voice while the actress lip syncs is so 1930s. This is exactly what the producers ended up doing with 'Mama'.
'Mama' was more than likely shown at a test screening and the audience hated it. When investors see that a movie does poorly at test screenings, they won't put up the additional funds to get the movie into theaters.
Call me a hater, but I fully expect the new Notorious B.I.G. docudrama to also go straight to DVD.
One of my gentleman readers emailed me yesterday to remind me that I haven't had a Morning Glory post in a minute. He said, while he understands the ladies need their Morning Wood to get through the day, I shouldn't neglect the needs of my male readers either. He's absolutely right.
So today's Morning Glory is former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland who looks beautiful in whatever she wears. Too bad she felt the need to artificially enhance her breasts. But at least she didn't go overboard with it.
Fashion icon Zoe Kravitz was out & about in NYC last night. We love, LOVE her lace frock and sandals! Zoe's Marc Jacobs bag looks like it withstood the wear and tear of Zoe's jet set lifestyle. And just when we thought Zoe had abandoned her trend setting Dirty Couture look.
Sanaa Lathan and Serena Williams attended the McDonald's Big Mac 40th Birthday Party at Project Beach House in Malibu lat week. Sanaa will be in Atlanta this weekend to co-host Jermaine Dupri's star-studded all white party at the Woodruff Arts Center. Tickets are going fast!
Adrienne Bailon attended the World Premiere of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants2" in NYC last night. But why is she standing like that? And is it my imagination or did she grow a new ass ala Jennifer Lopez who had no ass to speak of when she was a dancer on "In Living Color"?
Actor Patrick Swayze was given up for dead by the media when it was announced he had the deadly pancreatic cancer. But Swayze beat the odds and now he is a cancer survivor. Swayze looked fit and healthy yesterday on the set of his TV series "The Beast" currently filming in Chicago. Good for him!
The controversial commercial featuring Mr T firing Snickers bars at an innocent speedwalker.
"Speed walking? You're a disgrace to the man race! It's time to run like a real man!," says Mr T as the speedwalker takes off running. "Get some nuts!" yells Mr T as he cuts his 4x4 across someone's neatly manicured lawn.
The commercial is hilarious, but gay rights groups - who have no sense of humor - had the commercial banned worldwide because they claimed it was homophobic.
We can't wait until Solange drops her new album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams next month. Until then we will have to make do with Solange's new video blog. We love, LOVE her spontaneity and honesty. Solange refers to herself as "the Hadley Street dumb ass" in her first video blog. Solange's free spirited personality is a refreshing departure form her sister Beyonce who is much too stuck on herself to make a video blog for her fans.
Sorry, I didn't have a Morning Wood ready for you ladies today. I know you need that Morning Wood to get you through your day at work. Will Chris Brown do until tomorrow? Yeah, I know he's sadly lacking, but his Nike kicks are kewl.
Tomorrow I'll make up for it with two Morning Woods!
At least we know Chris Brown is old enough to drive. The teenager was spotted driving BFF Rihanna around in his brand new shiny Viper. Maybe that's a gift from Chris Brown's manager Tina? I don't know. I'm just guessing. It's looks like something a grown woman would buy a young boy to keep him happy.
Itsthereal.com takes another swipe at Hip-Hop under the guise of satire and parody. I used to be wary of their video parodies, but not anymore. Rappers did this to themselves by turning a wildly successful music genre into a circus sideshow.
Now Rick Ross is the head clown (that used to be Ja Rule's position). Clown on rappers. Soon you'll be back on the corners slinging rocks for real when the record labels wise up and cut the purse strings.
Jay Z was out & about in NYC yesterday trying to look the part of a hustler turned business man. A sharp eyed pap noticed Jay was wearing his wedding ring. For normal married people this would not be unusual. But the simple act of wearing a wedding ring is a dramatic production for the "retired" rapper.
Maybe Jay noticed the lack of paparazzi following him around lately so he thought this might be as good a time as any to pull the ring out and draw some attention? Then again maybe his and Beyonce's rings just arrived from the jeweler.