By now you are probably familiar with 62-year-old General Larry Platt who gained instant fame when he performed his ditty "Pants On the Ground" during American Idol's Atlanta auditions.
General Platt slammed Hop Hop's current trend of wearing their pants sagging off their thighs -- and American audiences ate it up.
Will General Platt follow in the footsteps of Britain sensation Susan Boyle and release a platinum-selling album of Hip Hop put downs?
Loyal reader Victor L. Jenkins of EMV Brothers Ink writes:
Hey check this out. After you watch, check him out on The View this morning on ABC!
Such a calm cool and warming man came into the office and charmed us with his powerful message. EMV Brothers Ink studios had a great time with this shoot thanks to Neka Yates with http://www.NekaRazzi.com
A Detroit woman has admitted engineering a not-so-elaborate hoax claiming she passed HIV to 500 men. Anyone with half a brain would know that such a thing is impossible. Quick! How many men do you know who contracted HIV from a female? I can think of just one: Magic Johnson (who is probably lying to cover up an alternative lifestyle).
Jackie Braxton, 32, told the Detroit News she does not have AIDS. She said she made up the story and videotaped herself wearing a bandana over her face to educate the public. The only problem is, female-to-male transmission is less than 1% of the total AIDS/HIV cases in the country. So exactly what was she educating the public about?
Naturally, another gossip website that is known for writing false and misleading stories quickly posted Braxton's video on Wednesday and their gullible readers as well as the media fell for the hoax.
Last year, the same gossip website also posted a video from another clown who claimed to pass HIV to 500 women -- same scenario, different gender. That fool was arrested for another hoax involving Gerber baby food.
This is why you will never see this blog re-posting any stories from that other website.
Police picked up Braxton at a college she attends downtown and immediately took her to the city's health department to be tested for the virus that causes AIDS. The test results are confidential, but Braxton said she does not have HIV. Read More...
Thanks to loyal reader BlackBarbie404 for sending this link to a story on Smoking Gun about Wyclef Jean's "charity" which apparently only enriches him and his family. Now I want my money back. I think I'll call the bank and cancel my donation.
The Haiti earthquake has already triggered hundreds of thousands of donations to musician Wyclef Jean's charitable foundation, which expects to raise upwards of $1 million a day in the disaster's wake. However, Internal Revenue Service records show the group has a lackluster history of accounting for its finances, and that the organization has paid the performer and his business partner at least $410,000 for rent, production services, and Jean's appearance at a benefit concert. Though the Wyclef Jean Foundation, which does business as Yele Haiti Foundation, was incorporated 12 years ago--and has been active since that time--the group only first filed tax returns in August 2009. That month, the foundation provided the IRS with returns covering calendar years 2005, 2006, and 2007--the only periods for which it has publicly provided a glimpse at its financial affairs. In 2006, Jean's charity reported contributions of $1 million, the bulk of which came from People magazine in exchange for the first photos of a pregnant Angelina Jolie (the actress reportedly directed that the publication's payment go to Jean's charity, not her personally). As seen on the following pages from the foundation's 2006 tax return, the group paid $31,200 in rent to Platinum Sound, a Manhattan recording studio owned by Jean and Jerry Duplessis, who, like Jean, is a foundation board member. A $31,200 rent payment was also made in 2007 to Platinum Sound. The rent, tax returns assure, "is priced below market value." The recording studio also was paid $100,000 in 2006 for the "musical performance services of Wyclef Jean at a benefit concert." That six-figure payout, the tax return noted, "was substantially less than market value." The return, of course, does not address why Jean needed to be paid to perform at his own charity's fundraiser. Read More...
Reality TV personality Ophilia, aka Trey Song's beard, took to her Twitter page yesterday to defend her homie Trey from the backlash that is sure to come now that it has been revealed that he takes it from the back.
This comes as shocking news to his mostly unemployed rabid fans who are mesmerized by Trey's good looks but cluelessly ignore the obvious gay signs.
According to another gossip blog, Trey Song pulled strings to get his boy toy, singer Brandon Hines, added to Jay Z's Blueprint 3 Tour. Ophilia posted these tweets on her Twitter page yesterday, most likely per the request of Trey.
Her tweets about getting her back twisted out by Trey (LOL) are hardly believable at all. If she was really getting it from him like that she wouldn't have time to be on twitter 24/7. People with lives do not spend most of their time tweeting.
Also, isn't she married with a bunch of kids?
Thanks to loyal reader Zuley for the screen grabs and the video link to Trey and Brandon singing a love song to each other.
Former no Limit rapper Mystikal was released from prison yesterday. If you recall, Mystikal, real name Michael Lawrence Tyler, was sentenced to six years in prison in 2004 for sexually assaulting his 46-year-old hairstylist.
The New Orleans native and two of his bodyguards forced the woman to perform oral sex on them after he accused her of stealing $80,000 in checks. But the courts don't take lightly to street justice. Mystikal was convicted on the strength of a videotape recording of the incident which was found in his home.
The 39-year-old rapper plans to come back strong on the rap scene and tells his fans to "Watch out now!" He is still signed to JIVE Records and has one album left on the deal.
Thanks to loyal reader Edward Lewis for the video link!
A Tylenol recall that only covered Tylenol Arthritis caplets has been extended this morning to include more than two dozen other over-the-counter (OTC) medicines manufactured by McNeil Healthcare LLC, the arm of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures Tylenol products.
The other OTC medicines includes Tylenol Extra Strength, Rolaids and a number of children's medicines, affecting 27 products in all.
The recall is in response to consumer complaints of stomach pains, nausea and an odd odor from the pills.
The odor was linked to the presence of a musty-smelling chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA) which results from the breakdown of the chemical in the wood pallets used to transport and store the packaging materials for the drugs.
The only difference between all Tylenol pain products is the strength of the main active ingredient in Tylenol, which is acetaminophen.
Regular strength Tylenol are 325mg each. Extra-strength Tylenol are 500mg each and Tylenol Arthritis Pain caplets are 650mg each -- the strongest dosage. Other than the dosage, there is no difference in the chemical structure.
This means ALL Tylenol products should be recalled. But that's not likely to happen because Tylenol's stock would plummet and put the company out of business. So this is a case of the public health being placed at risk to protect the market share of a large corporation.
A year into his tenure, a majority of Americans would already vote against Pres. Obama if the '12 elections were held today, according to a new survey.
The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll shows 50% say they would probably or definitely vote for someone else. Fully 37% say they would definitely cast a ballot against Obama. Meanwhile, just 39% would vote to re-elect the pres. to a 2nd term, and only 23% say they definitely would do so.
Obama's first year in office has been marked by an unemployment rate that surged to 10%, an increased commitment of troops to Afghanistan and a health care battle that has taken a serious political toll on the WH.
Obama's approval rating is down to 47%, the poll showed, a 14-point drop since the April survey. 45% disapprove, up 17 points from April. Only 41% say they trust Obama more than Congressional GOPers, while 33% pick the GOP over the WH. That 8-point gap is down from a 21-point edge Obama sported as recently as Sept.
Just 34% say the country is moving in the right direction, down 13 points since April, and 55% say it is off on the wrong track, up 13 points over the same period. Read More...
Aid is pouring into earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti from all over the globe. But the trucks carrying much needed medicine, food and water to the survivors are being hampered by looters who blocked the roads with corpses and debris. The FAA has canceled flights into the tiny island's jam packed airport because of the lack of concrete to land a plane on.
Singer/songwriter Wyclef Jean, a native of Haiti, calls the situation in Haiti an apocalypse. Speaking via telephone to Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier from Haiti, Jean said, “This is apocalypse. The reality here at the airport has nothing to do with what’s going on on the ground right now.
“We spent the day picking up dead bodies, all day that’s what we did. There’s so much bodies in the streets that the morgues are filled up, the cemeteries are filled up. So we participated in picking up the bodies and finding a place that we could put the bodies.”
Health officials worry that the lack of sanitation will result in widespread epidemics. It is day 3 and victims are still trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.
But rescuers say after today the focus will shift from rescuing the trapped to preventing epidemics which poses a health risk to rescuers and Haitian survivors.
U.S. president Barack Obama has pledged $100 million in aid to Haiti. But Wyclef and actress Angelina Jolie (who donated $1 million of her own money to the cause) say that's not enough.
Wyclef questions why Obama has not declared Haiti a state of emergency considering that he curiously declared a national emergency in October for an epidemic that we all knew did not exist.
“We are calling for a state of emergency," said Wyclef. "Please President Obama, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. We have to do something for this country.”
A child's body is dropped off outside a Port-au-Prince hospital
Video link added to show Wyclef on FOX News asking Obama for a state of emergency. I'm getting emails saying he never said those words. Wyclef's words are inside the quotation marks. Anything else is my opinion based on what he said.CLICK HERE.
Shocking video shows the terrifying moments when a devastating earthquake hit Port-au-Prince Haiti just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Cars screech to a halt in the street as buildings crumble to the ground and pedestrians run for their lives.
My apologies for the slow posts today. I will resume posting your favorite celebrity gossip and news momentarily. Thank you for your patience.
Local club promoter Slimm and his lady, actress Vivica A. Fox partied at Tongue & Groove Monday night in Atlanta. They'll be in Miami, Florida next weekend clubbing, enjoying the surf and doing a little shopping. It must be nice! Photos (2) by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
I've never seen a young man get hated on like this just because of who he's sleeping with. Even the brothas can't hide their envy. One industry cat called me to hate on Slimm's shoes. Come on, son.
Celebrity stylist Misa Hylton celebrated her 30th birthday at Greenhouse in NYC last night. As you know, Misa holds the honor of being Sean Combs' first baby mama. Their son Justin turned 16 recently. It pays to be a baby mama to the rich and famous. We may not know what you do but at least we know your name.
Sean Combs' mom Janice Combs attended Misa Hylton's birthday bash last night at the Greenhouse in NYC. Doesn't she look hawt! Get it mama! I LOVE your confidence. She gives the hatahs LIFE!
Singer Lil' Mo is so nice...
Why do I look at this pic of Que and suddenly have an urge for pancakes and syrup? This boy is too sweet. He'd better not ever tell a woman that lie that he's straight.
Teddy Pendergrass is dead. Ask your mom and your aunties about him.
If you could have seen him at the peak of his career, before his car accident, you probably would have taken your panties off and threw them at him. In fact, many women did just that at Teddy's concerts in the 80s.
He was so suave and smooth that men everywhere hated him. But the ladies loved Teddy.
The buttery smooth R&B singer died Wednesday at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 59.
Pendergrass, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident in 1982, underwent surgery for colon cancer eight months ago and had a "difficult recovery," according to his son, Teddy Jr.
A Philly native, Pendergrass came to fame in the early 1970s as lead singer of the Blue Notes, responsible for hits such as "If You Don't Know Me By Now" and "Wake Up Everybody."
He released his self-titled debut in 1977 and enjoyed a successful solo career, siring velvety singles like "Close the Door" and "Turn Off the Light." Read More...
Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti. It's frustrating to see people still trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings and the bodies of dead children laid out on sidewalks. There are roves of dazed, hungry, thirsty Haitians wandering in the streets. People are suffering. The president of Haiti doesn't have anywhere to sleep because his home is destroyed.
What is taking so long for relief to get to the people?
48 hours after the earthquake, the Red Cross still hasn't arrived with much needed medical supplies. Remember that if you think about donating money to the Red Cross.
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According to La La Vaquez's PR firm, she's getting married in NYC over the Summer. Congrats to her and longtime boyfriend NBA star Carmelo Anthony. The couple have one son together.
She did it the right way by waiting until he proved himself. You'll probably recall that little dustup between these two a couple of years back when LaLa found out he was creeping. She's a good woman - better than most who would have sent his azz packing.
Here are pics of LaLa shopping and eating at Cipriani's with her mom in NYC yesterday. They have a lot to do to prepare for the big wedding. I'm sure half the NBA and their wives are invited.
Check out TV personality La La Vazquez while she was out and about in NYC with her mom Carmen. La La just announced that she will be getting married this summer to long time fiancee Carmelo Anthony in NYC. She has hired celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, known for her very elegant and glamerous weddings (Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria and Gwen Stephanie).