According to industry estimates, British songbird Susan Boyle’s debut platter ‘I Dream A Dream’ is set to crush Rihanna’s 1st week sales of her 4th CD by over 800,000 copies! Boyle’s CD set a record in the UK for the biggest 1st week for a debut album in history with over 400K units sold.
Here in America, the Britain’s Got Talent runner up is expected to top that figure with over 600K sold in the first week, giving her an astonishing 1 million albums sold in the first week!
There is something to be said for great music. I guess all those industry fools who think sex sells over talent are rethinking their strategies now.
Meanwhile, Def Jam/IDJ’s Rihanna, ‘Rated R’ is expected to sell just 180-200k here in the states. This, despite the incredible hype attached to Rihanna’s first sit down interview where she discussed her beat down at the hands of convicted woman beater Chris Brown.
Lady GaGa’s Fame Monster EP, a seven-song addition to the deluxe edition available on its own, will do 180-200k.
Rihanna photo: INF DAILY
According to explosive new information from TMZ.com and ESPN, golf superstar Tiger Woods was high on prescription pain killers when he climbed barefoot into his luxury SUV around 3 a.m. Friday and sped off into the night.
He didn’t get far as he collided with a fire hydrant at the end of his runway inside his gated community and then careened across a neighbor’s front yard before smacking into a tree.
It seems that Tiger was telling the truth in a statement posted on his website on Sunday in which he stated his wife Elin Nordegren-Woods didn’t physically assault him with a golf club as we all originally thought.
The assumption all along had been that Tiger tried to escape after fighting with his golf club-wielding wife over rumors of his alleged creeping with an industry trollop.
But evidence shows Elin actually did use the club to bash out the locked windows of Tiger’s truck so she could pull him out just as she told the FHP.
According to an eyewitness, Tiger was knocked out on the ground outside the vehicle with a shaken Elin hovering over him. He was so tore up on prescription drugs that he couldn’t keep his eyes open when police and paramedics arrived on the scene.
Paramedics applied “pain stimulus” to arouse Tiger from his stupor. This works by rubbing the 2nd knuckles of your closed hand against the collarbone or breastbone of the patient causing instant pain. Normally this is done when a patient is believed to be under the influence of something and you want to wake him up quickly.
Tiger awoke briefly and then passed out again. He was wearing shorts, a t-shirt and no shoes. It’s illegal in Florida to drive without shoes.
According to TMZ, Elin was asked if Tiger was taking any medications. This is another indication that Tiger was over medicated because medical personnel are trained to recognize the signs of drug abuse. Elin went in the house and brought out two pill bottles. She said she did not know when he had last taken the meds.
Elin was extremely upset and was told twice by paramedics to stand back while they tended to her husband. This hardly sounds like a woman who just beat her husband down with his own golf club.
Most notable is the fact that Tiger didn’t have any head wounds — just facial lacerations consistent with an auto accident.
All of this could explain why Tiger has thrice refused to speak with police about his accident. It is likely that his painkiller addiction could end up costing him lucrative endorsements.
The FHP are seeking a warrant to gain access to Tiger’s medical records from his emergency room visit. Police also plan to view surveillance cameras of Tiger leaving his home that night. That’s if Tiger releases the footage.
Rapper 50 Cent and his girlfriend Ciara are both flops career-wise. But even though their combined album sales didn’t top 100K, they still traveled to Paris, France to unwind and spend money.
I keep tellin y’all that Ciara and 50 Cent are still a couple — though God knows what either of them see in each other.
Over the weekend, Ciara posted this pic on her Twitter page of herself in Paris trying on a pair of Nina Ricci platform pumps. Hopefully she left those repulsive looking shoes in the store.
Photos: INF PHOTO and Twitter
ABC put the smack down on convicted woman beater Chris Brown:
ABC’s ‘Good Morning America‘ has written off another controversial music performance as the network pulled the plug on Chris Brown, who was set to sing on the program next week, according to the New York Post.
Brown hasn’t been able to shake the negative energy he’s been getting since he assaulted his ex-girlfriend Rhianna. Instead of promoting his music, Brown agreed to speak with host Robin Roberts during a prime-time segment on ‘20/20‘ set to air Dec. 11 — he reportedly taped the interview over the weekend.
And this interview promises to feature Brown coming clean about the incident, unlike his pussyfooting around the issue during recent appearances on ‘Larry King Live‘ and ‘The Wendy Williams Show.’
In case you were wondering if former Pretty Ricky member Pleasure P and Eddie Murphy’s daughter Bria are still dating, yes they are.
The cute couple were spotted out & about in Miami, Florida over the weekend. Bria just turned 20 this month and I don’t know how old Pleasure is.
Who knew Pleasure P was balling like this? This Lambo had to set him back at least 200 stacks. Or maybe the car is Bria’s — a gift from daddy perhaps?
As I told you earlier, Kanye West’s beard Amber Rose visited Atlanta for the first time this weekend (or so she says). Benny and Slimm of Benny Ent. and Plush Blue Entertainment paid Amber a grip ($10,000) to host a party at their club Primal ATL on Friday night. The club was jam packed with patrons and VIP guests who dropped a house note just for VIP access to be near the chick.
They said Amber was “very nice” and graciously posed with everyone who asked. I would too if someone was paying me 10 grand just to show up somewhere and drink free liquor.
Promoter Slimm of Plush Blue brought Amber Rose to town
Promoter Benny of Benny Entertainment and Amber Rose.
Sorry, but I just don’t see the big deal with her. I see finer chicks picking up money off the floor in Atlanta’s finest strip clubs.
Professional beard Amber Rose was spotted out & about shopping at the tony Phillips Plaza on Saturday. She stopped in Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton before heading to Intermix where she was styled by one of the stylists on staff. Oh, you thought Amber styled herself? You thought wrong.
Amber Rose was being chauffeured around town on Plush Blue and Benny Entertainment’s dime. The promoters paid Amber a huge sum to host a party at Primal nightclub on Friday night. People who don’t normally party at Primal came out just to see Amber Rose, who was scheduled to host a party at Dreamz on Saturday night. But I’m told she backed out when the promoters refused to pay her the remainder of her $10,000 fee upfront. I still don’t know why she’s commanding that much loot.
Grammy Award winning producer Sean Garrett was also shopping at Phillips Plaza on Saturday. In fact, if you want to see celebs, Phillips plaza is the place to be. I’m there every weekend shopping and there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t see someone famous. Two weekends ago I saw Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster. I know she’s not a celebrity, but she thinks she is.
By the way, this picture doesn’t do Sean Garrett any justice. He looked so buff in his white Louis Vuitton hoodie. Simply scrumptious! I took Sean by the hand and tried to lead him into the nearby Tiffany’s store because I knew exactly what I wanted for Christmas (that rose gold Tiffany watch for $18,000). But he politely declined to give me his AMEX black card. We’re supposed to meet up for lunch sometime this week, and maybe I’ll get my watch then.
Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net