Singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay Z, were spotted sitting courtside at the Lakers vs Mavericks game in Dallas yesterday. The Lakers lost 96-101. I’m about to give Bey a compliment so please don’t faint. I was at the Greenbrier mall this weekend when I spotted the House of Dereon’s street wear high top sneakers line. I actually loved the color palettes with the studs and I was even tempted to buy a pair. That is all.

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Troubled rapper Kanye West and his muse, Amber Rose, attended the Black Eyed Peas final stop of their tour at the Madison Square Garden last night. Does it look like Amber is picking up a lot of weight? They say she smokes that bud nonstop. That will put weight on you.

I almost didn’t recognize rapper Eve who was spotted crossing a street in Beverly Hills yesterday. Eve is embroiled in an international money scandal involving a former boyfriend. Rumor had it that investigators wanted to question Eve about her relationship with Teodorin Nguema Obiang, the son of an oil rich dictator from Equitorial Guinea. But Eve denied all the allegations with a terse note on her Twitter page:

“Non of that is true….Please don’t believe everything you read on the internet. It’s negative and I don’t f*ck wit negativity. People trynna Test me. Now listening 2 Sizzla “praise ye Jah” and “head over hills”


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Earlier in the week I wrote this post at the urging of an associate of RHOA’s cast member Kandi Burruss. He feared that Kandi’s TAGS boutique was going out of business due to lack of promotion.

Kandi opened TAGS Boutique last November amid much fanfare. But the fanfare quickly died down as did sales which had been brisk during the initial period following the Grand Opening.

Noting how much time Kandi spent on Twitter.com promoting her own interests, Kandi’s associate challenged me to search Twitter.com for any instances where Kandi mentions TAGS boutique in her tweets. Sure enough, I was unable to find any instances where TAGS was mentioned by Kandi in her tweets in the past 2 weeks (the service limits searches to 2 weeks).

In fact, Kandi didn’t respond to any of the tweets that I found from her followers who mentioned TAGS. There was no response to the woman who queried Kandi about her shop being closed during business hours the 3 times she visited.

Typical of most narcissists, Kandi didn’t feel the need to respond to such petty inquiries about her shop from her followers — until she was publicly put on blast Tuesday.

Once my post went up on Tuesday, Kandi rushed to her Twitter account where she mentioning TAGS boutique more times in that one day than she’s done since the store opened.

In a subsequent interview with AJC writer Rodney Ho of Radio & TV Talk blog, Kandi disputed the fact that her boutique was on the verge of going out of business. She acknowledged that business was slow during the month of January, but she attributed the slowdown to the time of year — not to the fact that she stopped promoting the boutique shortly after it opened.

She also explained why the boutique was closed when her Twitter follower stopped by during business hours (Kandi said she closed the shop early to attend Tiny & Toya’s Alzheimer’s benefit). But she didn’t give an excuse for the other times the shop was shuttered.

There was no mention of the fact that Kandi selfishly continues to promote her online video streaming show on Twitter, while making nary a mention of her shop. I won’t reveal who asked me to write the post about TAGS closing. But let’s just say that he was quite satisfied with the sales boost the shop received from all the exposure.

Loyal reader Marlin writes:

Kandi commented on twitter that it wasnt true about what you wrote about TAGS.. but reading your story and i follow kandi, she hasnt talked about the store lately,,, she talked about the store only the first two weeks it open and hasnt mentioned it since… seems strange.. I know you said her name is on the business license, but i dont think its her store at all, i think she was probably paid as a spokes person and model, i dont think she has any financial interest in the store.. she couldnt she doesnt mention the store at all….. she even did one of the ustream chat from the store like the second week it was open and hasnt done anything from the store since…. strange…

I see you rolling your eyes. But trust me, this story shows the depths that Mathew Knowles will go to pull the wool over our eyes for his spoiled daughter, Beyonce. The acorn doesn’t roll far from the tree. You can see where Bey gets her dishonesty and evil spirit from:

Producer Rob Fusar, who has worked with the likes of Lady GaGa, Britney Spears and Will Smith, is furious that Beyonce took credit for composing “Bootylicious”.

Fusari tells Billboard magazine, “I came up with the idea to build a track using the guitar riff from Stevie Nicks’ Edge of Seventeen.

“I figured I’d put the guitar loop on there temporarily, and later go into the studio with a guitar and replay it, because I’d learned, after sampling Stevie Wonder’s I Wish for Will Smith’s Wild Wild West, that I didn’t want to lose 50 per cent of the publishing (royalties). I vividly remember telling Mathew Knowles, ‘Mathew, you got to book me into your studio and let me replay that riff.’

“He didn’t want to do it. So 50 percent got cut for one note. That whole experience was bittersweet for me.

“I remember watching Barbara Walters interview Beyonce about Bootylicious, and she told Barbara about how she came up with the idea for the track.”

Fusari, who went on to help Lady Gaga launch her pop career, insists he was brushed off when he complained about the interview, adding, “I called Mathew – which was a big mistake; I got emotional, and I apologised after – but I called Mathew and said, ‘Mathew, like, why?’ He explained to me, in a nice way, he said, ‘People don’t want to hear about Rob Fusari, producer from Livingston, N.J. No offence, but that’s not what sells records. What sells records is people believing that the artist is everything.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I know, Mathew. I understand the game. But come on, I’m trying too. I’m a squirrel trying to get a nut, too.'” Read More…

Thanks to loyal reader Kalendria for the tip!

BIRDS of a feather flock together: Disgraced singer Chris Brown empathizes with disgraced golf champ Tiger Woods because he feels they both have suffered enough.

“My hat is off to [Tiger Woods]. I support him,” said Brown, who beat his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, into submission last year — in defense of Woods who cheated on his wife with over 20 women.

“Whatever his personal life is — and I think this goes for me and him — his personal life is his personal life,” the singer said on Mojo in the Morning. “I do music, I sing songs, like, I’m an entertainer, I’m a performer, but people make mistakes,” he added. “So my hat is off to him — I support him, I hope he gets back on the field and does his thing, cause he is the best at it.” Read More…


LOOK at me, I’m an attention whore!

Troubled rapper Kanye West posted this blasphemy on his website yesterday. Is there anything that this attention whore, Amber Rose, won’t do for some shine? Click here to see the original, classic shot of Grace Jones that this image mimics.

While in South Florida for the first leg of his BP3 concert tour, rapper Jay Z stopped by a studio to hobnob with the Neptunes, Chad Hugo, left, and Pharrell Williams.
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According to TMZ.com, struggling rapper Yung Berg caught a vicious beat down in a nightclub melee last night somewhere. I won’t bore you with the details. But once again, Berg denies any such rumors in a video clip that he hurriedly put online this morning. Isn’t Hip Hop pathetic when all we can talk about are rappers going to prison or getting stomped out?

Pop singer Rihanna and her BFF/assistant Melissa were spotted arriving at Heathrow airport in London this morning. Rihanna recently celebrated her 21st birthday in the states where she got a lap dance from a vertically challenged stripper, which was interesting to say the least. Rihanna’s male friend Matt Kemp was also at the birthday party.

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Pop legend Janet Jackson was spotted over in London, England earlier today. No doubt she knows that the response to her latest single (I forget the name of it) was pretty weak. Back to the drawing board for Janet and her producers who can’t seem to find the right sound for the aging singer.  Photo: INF Photo

Angelina Jolie and her baby daddy, actor Brad Pitt, are determined to raise their biological daughter Shiloh as a boy. Pictures of Shiloh with her hair cut short and dyed it brown sparked debates on message board and blogs. I hear that Shiloh prefers to be called “John” rather than Shiloh. My feelings on this are mixed. On the one hand, I think it’s great that Shiloh’s parents are understanding and sympathetic of Shiloh’s sexual preference. But on the other hand, she’s only three years old.   Photo: Wireimage/Getty

Thanks to Interscope Records VP Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, left, for sending over these pics taken at his daughter Alaysia’s 5th Princess Birthday party held at the luxury Hilton Garden Inn at Centennial Park in Atlanta. Tubby poses with his daughter Alaysia and music mogul Devyne Stephens.

Invited guests included Christina Milian (posing with Navy, daughter of Nivea and The Dream). Christina is due to give birth to her and The Dream’s baby girl on Feb. 28th. Christina carries her baby well. Now we know how she was able to get on that plane to Atlanta in her 9th month. Does she look like she’s 9 months along to you?

The Dream couldn’t make the flight because he’s in a west coast studio working on his album. The happy dad said:

The baby will be here Sunday, no later than Sunday! The baby already has a car, I got a house just for the baby—Christina can’t get in the baby’s car. I’m giving all my attention that I usually give to Christina to the baby, all the flowers I usually give Christina, I’m giving them to the baby. It’s a girl, Violet will be her first name. I’m not telling you the middle name, you gon’ get me in trouble.”

Alaysia’s Princess birthday bash was planned and designed by Antonia “Toya” Carter’s planning firm, “The Network”. And here we thought she was just a reality TV personality and Lil Wayne’s baby mama. L to R: Alaysia’s mom, Rikya (Toya’s hair stylist), Daniel (party planner) and Toya (party planner). Give me a minute and I’ll get you guys the contact info so you can begin planning your Princesses’ birthday parties!

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