Thanks to JD’s personal assistant Dorma Davis for sending this video of Jermaine Dupri celebrating his 36th birthday in NYC a few days ago. JD’s wifey Janet directed and shot the first part of the video (yes, JD, Janet has a steady hand).

There’s also a shot of the hardest working PR Diva in the biz — Patti Webster — doing her thing on the red carpet. The party looked bananas! Wish I was there.

Happy Birthday JD!

Shawnte Wells has died after being taken off life support, according to a family member. Wells was shot by her boyfriend, David Price, 30, who drove to a Jonesboro cemetery where he turned the gun on himself.

Price’s body was found lying near his mother’s grave. When police went to his home to notify his next of kin, they found Wells suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to the hospital where she remained in critical condition without ever regaining consciousness.

She was 25-years-old. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the family.

50 Cent is no expert on wack rappers considering he himself is very wack. But we agree with his assessment of Jay Z 100%:

“I’m a big fan of Jay-Z, but outside of the States and hip-hop circles, no one really knew who he was until he married Beyonce. The G-Unit rapper has also disputed reports that Jay-Z is worth an estimated $1 billion, but is adamant he’s not jealous of his fortune. He adds, “I don’t believe he’s worth that much! It’s all been exaggerated. I’m comfortable. I don’t want for anything so I’m not in a race.”

His analysis of Jigga is pretty accurate from where I sit. It must really blow to be Jay Z and wake up every morning knowing the only reason he’s still relevant is because his wife has a fat azz.

No wonder he waited so long to claim her.

Source: Drewreports.com

According to Gawker.com via Ianundercover.com, John McCain passed up Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for VP because it is a well known fact that she’s a lesbian.

A prominent member of the Republican National Committee privy to the search process, claims many in McCain’s inner circle argued strenuously for the selection of Rice over Palin.

“It was the persistent rumors about her sexuality that ultimately killed her chances and removed her from the list,” said the mid-level RNC official.

“In Washington circles, it’s just assumed Rice is gay and nobody really cares.”

Condi’s secret life came to light when a reporter did some digging through real estate records and found Condi “shares ownership of a house as well as a line of credit with a female documentary filmmaker, a liberal Democrat named Randy Bean.”

Bean unconvincingly explained the shared line of credit with Rice as relating to medical bills that left her financially drained.

According to property records, the couple shared the property and line of credit around the time when Rice was Provost of Stanford University.

It’s possible that others previously investigating Rice’s background came across the joint ownership of the investment property and the bank account but assumed the name “Randy” belonged to a man. Rice once told a reporter that Bean is her closest female friend and that they bonded over their mutual love of football.

Source 1 and 2

I see that Sen. Barack Obama’s camp is, once again, attempting to trample upon the First Amendment rights to free speech. Politico.com reports that Obama’s camp reached out to TV stations in Ohio and Pennsylvania yesterday to block the airing of a National Rifle Association ad.

This makes, what… the 2nd or 3rd ad Obama has asked TV stations not to run — and he’s not even president yet?

This is an alarming trend. IF Obama is elected president, will he exert Orwellian control over TV stations to suppress programming that he feels puts him in a bad light? It’s called censorship any way you look at it.

House and Senate negotiators from both parties said early Thursday that they had reached general agreement to move forward with the administration’s proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street to avoid a widespread economic collapse.

But Sen. Richard Shelby, the head of the Senate Banking Committee just emerged from a meeting at the White House and announced “there is no agreement”.

This throws the first presidential debate tomorrow into question.