Janet Jackson Hospitalized

Legendary singer Janet Jackson, 42, was hospitalized in Montreal last night where she is being treated for exhaustion and dehydration, according to a source who asked to remain anonymous.

We knew that fast pace concert tour was too much for the aging diva:

Janet Jackson was forced to postpone Monday night’s Bell Centre concert in Montreal at the last minute after being rushed to a hospital “due to illness,” according to promoter Gillett Entertainment Group.

“We’re not entirely sure [what happened],” said Michal Wielgus, a representative for Gillett, reached shortly before 8 p.m. “We don’t have all the details. We just found out 20 minutes ago.”

Some fans were already in the venue when the news was announced. “That’s never happened before in Bell Centre history,” Wielgus said. (Source)


GUESS WHO? *Updated with answer*

Guess which celebrity turned the camera on the paparazzi in NYC yesterday? HINT: she recently gained a lot of weight and she sings better than Beyonce.

See who it is after the break!

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Celebs Out & About: 9/30

Singers Usher, Kelly Rowland and Ne-Yo attended the Marlies Dekkers Paris Catwalk Show in Paris on Sunday. Don’t they look hawt? Especially kelly Rowland in that 80s throwback leather frock. I’m breaking out in a sweat just looking at her.

It looks like Andre Leon Talley is working overtime on singer Usher’s flamboyant new style. Is it just me or is Usher starting to look more Sean Garrett-ish?

Photo: Splash News Online

After throwing a 3-day bash in Atlanta to celebrate his birthday and the release of his album Paper Trail, which is in stores today, T.I. traveled to New York to attend the Music in Motion Tour Party at the Marquee. Andre isn’t dressing him, that’s for sure!

Jermaine Dupri also attended the Music in Motion Tour Party yesterday in NYC. Rumor has it that JD vomited in his wifey Janet’s lap after swallowing too many shots of Patron at one of his birthday celebrations last week. Supposedly, Janet freaked out and jetted in her limo — without JD. I’m sure he made it up to her with a diamond or some other pricey trinket.

newly engaged singer Trey Songz was also there without his fiancee who was probably out spending his cash on pricey trinkets.

Actor Morris Chestnut attended The Mannsfield 12 movie premiere in Hollywood yesterday. Notice how we never see him out with a woman? That’s probably because he knows chicks today are only interested in pricey trinkets.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty


Video: Obama Launches ‘Truth Squad’ to Monitor TV Ads

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Last week, presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama launched a ‘Truth Squad’ in Missouri asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.”

When I saw this video last week on The Huffington Post, I thought it was a joke. I assumed it was an SNL type parody and I kept waiting for the punch line — only, it never came.

In an earlier post, I told you that Obama’s camp reached out to TV stations in Ohio and Pennsylvania to block the airing of a National Rifle Association ad.

With this latest move, Obama takes us closer to an Orwellian society and gives new meaning to the words ‘BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.’ :)


Obama Sought Rape Victim for Ad

As if being raped wasn’t bad enough, a shameless aide in Barack Obama’s camp searched for a rape victim to appear in a political ad.

According to Politico.com, Kiersten Steward, director of public policy at the Family Violence Prevention Fund, was approached by the campaign staffer to serve as the go between for the campaign and rape victims.

“Obviously, this is a big ask and I haven’t seen a script but presumably it will be a brief ‘this is what happened to me, we need someone who will fight for women like me, these are the guys to do it,'” Steward wrote in a Sept. 15 e-mail. “Again, that’s just my assumption, given how these things usually go.”

Steward said the Obama campaign would have a crew in Washington and was hoping to film that week.

But one rape victim in Virginia declined to appear in the ad.

Mikele Shelton-Knight said in an interview that she was glad the Obama campaign was seeking to highlight the issue.

“The more discussion about this the better,” said Shelton-Knight, a full-time victims advocate in the Richmond area.

While she wasn’t told about the specifics of the ad, Shelton-Knight said she thought that the ad might be about an obscure law in Wasilla, Alaska, that charged rape victims for their own exams.

But as Shelton-Knight pointed out, the law was on the books before Sarah Palin became mayor of the small city and the law was voted off the books in 2000.

The ad was never filmed probably because Obama’s camp couldn’t find a “rape victim” who wanted to go on camera to speak about her harrowing experience to millions of people.

I’m still surprised that anyone in that camp was that insensitive to make such a request of a rape victim especially since many states right here in this country still charge victims for the cost of the rape kit exam.

It wasn’t until exhaustive lobbying by Shelton-Knight and others that Virginia localities finally agreed to absorbed the cost of the exams last year. (Source)


Celebs Out & About: 9/29

In addition to T.I.’s Paper Trail, newly engaged singer and actress Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled debut album drops tomorrow. Will you go out and get it? Hudson is in the midst of a tour to promote her new album. This explains why she was snapped around 3 AM this morning at JFK airport before she could put her face on. Note to celebrities: the paparazzi lives at JFK airport. Always have your face on and be “close up” ready!

I’m amazed. Britney Spears looks better than she has in years! Someone at the label must have told her that if she didn’t clean up her act, she would be dropped faster than Janet Jackson. Britney’s comeback single “Womanizer” was leaked four days before it was to go to radio.

Justin Timberlake must be thinking, ‘Can’t a man press his girl up against the wall without paparazzi’s killing the moment?’ Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel are vacationing in Rome.

Photos: Faded Youth


Bailout Bill Rejected By Congress

Despite arm twisting by president George Bush and others, Bush’s $700 billion bailout plan went down in flames today.

Senate majority whip (Republican) Eric Cantor blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s speech for the rejection of the bill. “This is not a partisan crisis, this is an economic crisis,” he said in a press conference following the vote.

Cantor noted that 92 Democrats voted against the bill following Pelosi’s speech blaming the Bush administration for the current economic crisis and for not protecting the middle class who lost their homes, savings, pensions and their retirement.

Cantor called Pelosi’s words “inappropriate”. Bush is determined to get the bill passed to rescue his friends and their companies before he leaves office.

Bush claims if the bill doesn’t pass, the economy will collapse. But he’s not talking about “our” economy, he’s referring to “their” economy.

This time “they” will be affected instead of “us” and it feels good.

In truth, the working class won’t feel the pinch as much as Bush and his millionaire friends who caused millions of people to lose their homes, pensions, mom and pop stores and savings.

Upon news of the bill rejection, the Dow dropped over 700 points but rebounded 200 points.

Thanks to loyal reader Angela Watts for the tip!


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