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.


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According to explosive new information from 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?

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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.

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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.

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Rapper T.I., affectionately known as “Tip” to his family and friends, wanted the world to know just how much he loves his boo Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.

So last week, he reached out to his staff at Grand Hustle and ordered up a big surprise for his lil mama, who began shooting the 2nd season of her hit family reality show The Tiny & Toya Show on BET.

“He called and asked when the cameras would be rolling,” a production crew member told exclusively over the weekend. “He wanted to capture everything on camera.”

The surprise began for Tiny last Monday as she answered a knock on the door of her posh Jonesboro, GA mansion.

It was a flower delivery man bearing 6 or 7 bouquets of roses.

10 minutes later, there came another knock at the door and another flower arrangement. And every ten minutes thereafter — for about two hours — came more flower arrangements until the foyer was filled with a dozen beautiful bouquets of roses and flowers.

But between deliveries of flowers came the biggest surprise of all: couriers came bearing gifts of a different kind. “I want to show her how much I love her. I want to do something nice for her on camera,” T.I. had told his staff.

And something nice it was!

Couriers delivered a $4,000 Valentino bag, a pair of $2,000 Nicholas Kirkwood pumps (I’m smiling as I type this because some of y’all don’t have a clue about Nicholas Kirkwood pumps), a $1,500 Gucci jacket, scarf and matching boots, and a bottle of Marc Jacobs perfume.

“I ain’t gon’ lie that’s some real cute love right there,” said the production assistant. “Every day he’s calling asking how’s she doing, does she need anything? It was so sweet. He has a great heart.”

“People don’t realize how sweet she is,” the source continued. “But they’re getting to know her on the show. She’s so go with the flow. We want them to stay together. Because if they break up, Tip might end up with a b*tch that none of us get along with.”

You don’t understand, what other rapper’s girlfriend has what Tiny has. She drives a f****** Bentley! For a long time Kim [Porter] wasn’t driving no Bentley. She might have had a Range, but not no damn Bentley — and Puffy’s money is longer! [Tip] takes very good care of everybody.”

“You didn’t get that from me!” said my production source who asked to remain anonymous because she didn’t have authority to tell me anything.

The source didn’t know the exact cost of the romantic gesture, but I guesstimate T.I. spent between 20 and 30 grand on his boo. It must be nice to be able to treat your honey like it’s Valentine’s Day on any day of the week!

Probably the track off The Black Album that started all the Jay Z devil worshiping rumors — and for good reason.

On this track, Jay Z seems preoccupied with other worldly powers as he descends into darkness (or madness). The more I study his lyrics, the more Hova begins to sound like a deranged narcissist, comparing himself both to God [“And when I perish, the meek shall inherit the earth”], and to the fallen angel, Lucifer, the Prince of Darkness.

The charges of devil worship against Jay Z and his artists have reached such a fever pitch that the mogul has been forced to defend his music and his religion. In addition to glorifying guns and violence while mourning the loss of a friend on this track, Jay Z claims to be a Christian. Yet, in this video he clearly says, “That’s my word, I ain’t never read the Bible in my life.”

So which is it?

    Lucifer, Dawn of the mourning
    I’m gonna chase you out of Earth
    Lucifer, Lucifer, Dawn of the mourning…
    (I’m from the murder Capital, where we murder for capital)
    Lucifer, Lucifer, Dawn of the mourning
    I’m gonna chase you out of Earth

    [Kanyeeze you did it again, you a genius nigga!]
    Lucifer, Lucifer, Dawn of the mourning…
    So you niggas change your attitude
    For they asking what happened to you

    [Verse One]
    Lord forgive him
    He got them dark forces in him
    But he also got a righteous cause for sinning
    Them a murder me so I gotta murder them first
    Emergency doctors performing procedures

    I ain’t trying to be facetious
    But “Vengance is mine” said the Lord
    You said it better than all
    Leave niggas on death’s door
    Breathing off res-pir-ra-tors
    for killing my best boy

    On permanent hiatus as I skate
    In the Maybach Benz
    Flyer than Sanaa Lathan
    Pumping “Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo
    In Los Angeles
    Like an Evangelist
    I can introduce you to your maker
    Bring you closer to nature
    Ashes after they cremate you bastards
    Hope you’ve been reading your psalms and chapters
    Paying your tithes, being good Catholics
    I’m coming


    [Verse Two]

    This is Holy war
    I wet y’all all with the Holy water
    Spray from the Heckler Koch auto-matic
    All the static shall cease to exist
    Like a sabbatical, I throw a couple at you
    Take six

    Spread love to all of my dead thugs
    I’ll pour out a little Louie ’til I head above
    Yes Sir
    And when I perish
    The meek shall inherit the earth

    Until that time it’s on and poppin’

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SWAT teams have surrounded a Seattle, Washington area house where a suspect who gunned down 4 Seattle police officers execution style is believed to be holed up inside.

Police say Maurice Clemmons, 37, of Tacoma walked into an upscale coffee house at about 8:15 a.m. on Sunday and opened fire on the 4 officers as they sat working on their laptops.

The 4 dead officers — three men and one woman — were in full uniform including flak jackets as they prepared to start their day shifts.

Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff, told reporters that two of the officers were executed “flat out” where they sat. He said a third officer was shot dead as he stood up and attempted to reach for his weapon. The last officer standing struggled with Clemmons and may have shot him before being killed.

Troyer believes Clemmons may already have succumbed to his injuries.

“We have determined that in fact he has been shot,” he said. “He may be deceased from his gunshot wound.”

Troyer said Clemmons was “well versed” with his weapon and the police officers were targeted. Clemmons didn’t aim at anyone else in the coffee shop and all the bullets hit their marks.

A family member told police Clemmons was dropped off by someone at his aunt’s house in the well-kept neighborhood of middle class homes sometime yesterday evening. She said she tried calling her aunt and Clemmons but no one in the house answered. Police have cordoned off a 3 block area around the house.

Witnesses say they heard flash bang devices and gunshots near the home as SWAT moved in.

Clemmons has an extensive criminal history, including rape of a child, aggravated robbery and attempted murder of another police officer. Yet he was given clemency by then-governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee, who commuted his 95-year prison sentence to time served and parole.

If Huckabee decides to run for president in 2012, Clemmons could become his Willie Horton.

Horton was a convicted felon serving a life sentence for murder when he was released on a work furlough program in the 1980s. While out on work release, Horton committed rape, armed robbery and assault. He became an albatross around the neck of then-presidential candidate, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, who favored the work release program.