In a press conference at a school in his native Belize yesterday, rapper Shyne, who legally changed his name to Moses Michael Leviy, spoke to students about avoiding the mistakes that helped to derail his promising rap career.

Leviy visited Wesley College, a school he briefly attended in 1993.

“As Shyne, I think they want to hear what I have to say and what I do have to say is not, ‘listen man I am on a gangster roll.’ No listen, look what gangster roll got me. Look where it led me. And I am not telling you what to do because I am not a preacher and I am not everybody’s father but I am exhibit A of what’s going to happen if you don’t stay in Wesley College, you dig. If you don’t go to that sixth form, if you don’t try to go to the university you’re going to spend the rest of your life in the cooker or you’re going to be in the grave. That is what this is about.

This is not about any type of romanticizing. No, this is about me, this is about them, and hopefully them learning from me that listen, I don’t want to make the mistakes that he made but if you do make a mistake you can transform that mistake. That is what a mistake is, not continuing to hit yourself in the brick wall but understand this is a brick wall, I ran into it, let me tear this wall down, or let me just go a different direction.”

On being deported from the United States after serving 9 years in a NY prison:

“Listen people sell tens of millions of records outside of the States. Quite frankly the Euro is stronger than the dollar right now. So I will make far more money in Europe and in Japan and throughout the world than I would make in the States.” Read more…

Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin is shouldering all the blame for her husband Jon’s bad behavior in a revealing interview during the TLC special Kate: Her Story.

This is typical of women in abusive relationships — be it verbal, mental abuse or physical abuse, the result is always the same: the woman accepts all the blame for the dysfunction in the relationship.

“I was very hard on him and I would never deny that,” said Kate in the special that aired last night.

“I was wrong to treat him that way,” she added. “Was it good, healthy and wonderful? No. Am I proud of those moments that were captured? No.”

I still wake up every day, and I think the phone will ring,” she whined, her voice cracking, “and it’ll be the old Jon.”

How pathetic. Where’s the part where she talks about how badly he treated her and how he violated their marriage vows?

Why does the woman always bend under the pressure and takes these dogs back? Did she not see Jon on Larry King two weeks ago?

She really needs therapy.

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Loyal reader BevG asks the question, is it me, or is Chris Brown the gayest looking guy in hip-hop? Lol.

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Here’s what Chris Brown tweeted on his Twitter page about all the hoopla surrounding his extremely feminine appearance on his CD cover. He claims he shot that cover in 2005. As if looking gay in 2005 is somehow different from looking gay in 2009.

Expect that CD cover to be jettisoned and re-shot in 4…3….2…

WHO CARES IF MY PANTS R FITTED. its called fashion. IM SO TIRED OF CLOSED MINDED PEOPLE. IM 100% COMFORTABLE WIT MY SEXUALITY.IM A GROWN MAN. MY FASHION ISNT LIMITED TO BAGGY AZZ JEANS AND FITTED CAPS.. i did that in 05. CMON son. HATING IS SO LAME.

I didn’t watch the video, but supposedly, Keyshia Cole’s mother Frankie and a club promoter named Antonio sued each other in small claims court for breach of contract. Judge Mathis was the presiding judge over this tomfoolery, which aired yesterday.

Antonio’s publicist is emailing all the blogs today because Antonio, apparently, isn’t happy with the way he was portrayed on the show yesterday.

He wants to tell his side of the story to any blogger who’s willing to listening. Unfortunately, I’m kind of busy.

I know most of you either never heard of, or don’t care about former Wendy Williams sidekick, radio jock Charlamagne, who was unceremoniously fired from his Philadelphia radio gig yesterday after being fired from WBLS last year.

But rumors are swirling that Charlamagne, who calls himself “the god,” got the axe because of the god MC, Jay Z, who might have felt some kind of way about Charlamagne’s exclusive interview last week with former Roc rapper Beanie Sigel who publicly aired his grievances with Jigga on that diss track that flooded the Internets on Friday.

In an interview with XXL magazine yesterday after tweeting his firing on Twitter.com, Charlamagne said:

“…right after the show was over, the program director came in and was like, “Yo, can we talk to you.” You know how it goes down; they tell you, “Oh, we love you, we love everything you’ve done for the company but we just moving in a different direction.” No reasoning [behind it], but it’s always like that though. I will never know the real reason, but I can speculate…

Jay Z is alleged to be a high ranking member of the Illuminati, a secret organization whose powerful members calls all the shots in the music industry. Jay swiftly went into damage mode after Beanie’s diss track dropped and Charlamagne’s interview with Beanie Sigel aired on Friday.

XXLMag.com: You think it had something to do with the Beanie Sigel interview last week?

Charlamagne: I don’t know, that’s what I’m hearing but I don’t know how true that is. I don’t see why that woulda been an issue. I would hope that the powers that be, like Jay-Z, wouldn’t be that petty. But you never know.

XXLMag.com: This whole thing is crazy. I’m sure your ratings went through the roof after that Beanie interview.

Charlamagne: Yeah, my numbers were great. I’ve never had any disciplinary action, never been suspended, never been written up, never had any verbal warnings… As controversial as they say I am, I’m like a model employee. Any program director that’s worked with me will tell you that but that’s the way it goes in radio.

That’s saying a lot when a radio station fires your ass right after your ratings goes through the roof.

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Pop singer Rihanna sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer yesterday, 9 months after being beaten within an inch of her life by her ex-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown.

Brown is now a convicted felon on probation and ordered to do hard labor in his native Virginia.

Rihanna chose Sawyer over Oprah Winfrey for her first exclusive interview after the assault.

“He was definitely my first big love,” she told Sawyer. “…This happened to me…it can happen to anyone,” Rihanna said.

She also discussed her life growing up in Barbados and how she’s been doing over the last 9 months.

Rihanna will be honored at Glamour magazine’s annual Women of the Year event at Carnegie Hall in NYC on Monday, Nov. 9.

Rihanna’s interview airs on “Good Morning America” on Thursday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 a.m. ET, and on “20/20” on Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET.

We should have known that Nas and Kelis would be back at each other’s throats after playing nice at a recent industry event in NYC with their newborn son.

According to TMZ.com, rapper Nas is battling to save his small fortune from ending up in ex-wife Kelis’ hands.

While he has a little change saved over from record sales and light touring, Nas is not willing to fork over the $55,000 a judge recently ordered him to pay Kelis in spousal support.

Nas filed papers asking the judge in his divorce case to block Kelis from receiving the excessive amount of cash. His attorney also asked the judge for joint custody of their two month old son.

Kelis is now seeking $72,728 in child support and spousal support, according to TMZ.

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TV personality and entrepreneur Khloe Kardashian regrets getting a tramp stamp now that she hooked a brotha with cheese. Maybe her hubby, NBA star Lamar Odom, complained to Khloe about the tattoo on their wedding night when they consummated their marriage?

Khloe Kardashian says most of her tattoos are “meaningful.”

She has the words “I Love You,” in her late father’s handwriting on her wrist and she recently got the initials of her new husband Lamar Odom on her hand.

But there is one area she wishes she hadn’t gotten inked.

“On my lower back, I don’t like the location… I got a trendy location. It’s called a “tramp stamp,” she said on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show Monday. (The tattoo is a cross and angel wings with “Daddy” written above it – in honor of late father, Robert.)

Khloe, 25, said her husband Odom, 30, “has a few” tattoos as well.

“He has one of his mom, his son, and he just got one of K.O, my initials, on both of his hands,” she said. Khloe is careful not to get too much ink.

Her sister Kim has even joked to her about it.

“Kim told me, ‘You don’t put a bumper sticker on a Bentley,'” she said. “I guess I am not a Bentley.”

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