From a Press Release:

R&B star Ashanti has teamed up with the producers of Ugly Betty and The Office to create a new reality TV contest.

The singer/actress has just signed a deal with the brains behind Reveille Productions to produce and host her own version of American Idol.

Details of the show are being kept tightly under wraps, but Ashanti’s manager/mother Tina Douglas tells WENN, “It’s an unscripted television show that is definitely music related. We’ll be revealing more in the coming weeks.

“She has her own record label, called Written Entertainment, and the show is going to revolve around her label… It’s going to be really big.”

I don’t know about that last bit.

Source: PR-inside

I think I have a newfound respect for Beyonce’s dad Mathew Knowles now that I’ve seen the woman he left his wife for. She’s far from being your typical jump off. You know: the LSLH, video vixen types.

It seems that Mathew might be the father of little Nixon after all. It was revealed that Mathew paid Alexsandra Wright $10,000 toward uninsured medical bills and baby stuff earlier this month.

And now he has been ordered to pay his mistress and jump down, Alexsandra, an additional $20,750 for the month of January and $8,200 per month — at least until the March 1st DNA test results come back.

Ol’ Mathew messed up when he coughed up the cash for the baby clothes and stuff. He probably thought Alexsandra was loyal and self-respecting enough to take his money and be quiet. Lol, apparently, he doesn’t know today’s jump offs!

Money may not buy love or happiness, but it sure does buy better lacefront weaves.

Source: TMZ

A second grade teacher was savagely stabbed to death by her boyfriend who, police say, then got into his car and flagged down a patrol officer to turn himself in.

Dana McFarlane, 35, of Snellville is being held at the Henry County jail on a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend Kinaya Schenese Byrd, 34, who was stabbed during a quarrel at her home in Stockbridge.

According to the AJC, Byrd’s father, Richard Byrd was afraid for his daughter’s life after she began seeing the low life. “I had a deep feeling he might hurt her someday,” Richard Byrd said of his only child.

Richard Byrd said a neighbor heard the fight an tried to stop McFarlane. But she was dead before help could arrive.

The pretty future educator taught at River’s Edge Elementary School in Clayton County. Her death comes as a shock to friends, some of whom were classmates of hers at Spelman College.

A “Celebration of Life” service for Kinaya Schenese Byrd will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1540 Pryor Road Southwest in Atlanta. The wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Road Southwest in Atlanta.

Thanks to loyal reader Stephanie Vaughn for the tip.

Source: WSB

TMZ.com has obtained a photo of a newborn which they allege to be Beyonce’s half-brother, Nixon. I’m sure TMZ paid a grip for that photo, but that’s besides the point. The point is that Matthew Knowles denies paternity of the child — and he has yet to take a paternity test.

According to TMZ, Alexsandra Wright, a former employee of Knowles’ sued him for child support back in October before the child was even born! Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

She then gave birth to Nixon on February 4. Wright claims she carried on an 18-month affair with Knowles.

That may be true, but until there is a paternity test, why should we believe the child is Matthew’s? If Alexsandra had an illicit affair with a married man, it would seem she has no morals, no character or self respect. A woman like that will sleep with anyone.

On the other hand, why hasn’t Matthew taken a paternity test yet to prove his innocence?

“We are not aware of the birth of a child. These rumors are untrue,” he said in a statement to TMZ.

For once I agree with something Jay Z said. He may not be articulate, but he speaks his mind. Jay explained that he refused to partake in the remake of 1985’s “We Are The World” because he felt the original could not be touched.

Indeed, the remake to WATW, in all its saccharine absurdity, is nothing more than a celebrity’s opportunity to jump on board the narcissist express. Celebrities will take part in anything as long as they know they have the attention of the world.

Kudos to Jay Z for not taking part in this narcissist fest. If celebs really want to make a difference in Haiti, they should put their money where their mouth is and open up their wallets.

Actress and former First Lady of Turks & Caicos Islands LisaRaye covers the March 2010 issue of Upscale magazine. Isn’t she drop dead gorgeous for 42?

Inside, LisaRaye discusses her new reality show, LisaRaye: The Real McCoy, her career, her new start, her love life and what’s making her smile these days (wait until you find out who he is!).

Thanks to J. Peak, Sr. publicist for Peakpublicity!

Alex Gidewon, left, and AG Entertainment Group threw the biggest All Star parties in Dallas this past weekend. Celebs such as Sean Combs, right, and DJ Clue attended all of the AG hosted events. Celebrity photographer Prince Williams of ATLPics.net was in Dallas to capture all the action.

Alex is back in Atlanta preparing for his Gold Key party tonight at the Gold Room hosted by rappers Fabolous and Jermaine Dupri. You never know who else might be in the house tonight!

More pics will be added later so check back. How was your Valentine’s Day?

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