R&B singer Erykah Badu may be facing jail time for her hi-jinks, indecent exposure music video romp in Dealey Plaza on St. Patrick’s Day. Erykah is no stranger to narcissistic attention-seeking behavior. But this time her antics might land her behind bars. What will she do for an encore? Write a letter from the Dallas jail ala Martin Luther Kings’s famous letter from Birmingham jail?
And after all this publicity, still no one is talking about her song. #MajorFail
“They definitely did not get a permit,” Dallas Police Department Senior Corporal Janice Crowther said about the filming. “To shoot that video they would have had to get a special events permit from the events office and it would have had to specify what type of filming they were doing, what subjects they would use and any traffic control they would need.”
Though so, Crowther further revealed that there is “no charges have been filed thus far.” She stated, “We need a witness to testify to prosecute a case, but people were probably so shocked, and it happened so fast, that we don’t have any record of anyone calling 911. We have not had any witnesses come forth to press charges.”
Erykah could face a class B misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure, which may cost her $2,000 and a jail term of up to 180 days, Crowther explained. The singer might be also charged with a class A enhanced indecent exposure, which carries a fine of up to $4,000 and up to one year in jail, considering that there were children during the shoot. Read More…
By now you should know the routine: whenever a celebrity is caught with his pants down (so to speak) he enters a sex, drugs and ETOH rehab facility to repair the damage to his career and to potential endorsements. Is the public still buying into this crap?
The facility — Sierra Tucson — specializes in drug, alcohol and sex addiction, as well as other disorders. TMZ broke the story last night.
Multiple law enforcement sources have told TMZ when a CHP officer stopped Jesse last Friday on the 10 Freeway near Blythe, CA. — for driving without a front license plate and driving with tinted windows — James told the officer he was going to Arizona to try to save his marriage to Sandra Bullock.
We have now learned from our law enforcement sources that James was specific — that he was going to a rehab facility in Tucson.
A TMZ producer called Sierra Tucson and spoke with a therapist, who told us Jesse was at the facility and in fact had a 6 PM treatment Tuesday night.
Jesse’s rep acknowledged he’s in rehab. Read More…
As some of you know, rapper T.I. completed his court ordered house arrest and is now a free man — sort of. He still has to report to a probation officer and adhere to a strict 10 p.m. curfew every night unless he’s working.
A couple of days ago, T.I. shot a music video with Atlanta rapper B.o.B. And according to atlnightspots.com, this is the luxury car T.I. drove up in. It’s a $400,000 2010 Maybach 57s.
The ‘s’ stands for “special” not “sport” and this ultra-luxury machine includes every whim your heart desires if you have the duckets to spare. The power comes from a 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 engine with its 604 horses tuned to perfection by Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division.
The interior is appointed with wood grain covered with multiple applications of piano lacquer and soft, imported leather to provide that exquisite blend of performance and luxury that the super rich expect. T.I. loves his cars, and this is the second high end addition to his collection in the past couple of weeks. It must be nice!
I don’t know why I keep getting emails like this one when it should be obvious that I have gay male friends and I love them. I don’t have love for cowards who hide in the closet their entire lives and tiptoe out only when it’s convenient for them (ie, Ricky Martin).
Sorry, but I’m not apologizing for being real. So let’s all say goodbye to Jason and wish him well on his journey to other blogs where, hopefully he will discover that life is full of little disappointments.
Hello, Sandra. I’m a regular reader and have been since about 2007-one question: Do you hate gay men? It appears so. You glorify lesbian relationships but find disgust with any male who even thinks about being with another man. You seem to hold the point of view that gay men are responsible for all the ills confronting Black America. The last time I checked, they were not the ones selling crack, killing and robbing folks, going to jail repeatedly, leaving women with multiple fatherless children…and the AIDS thing. OK, you can’t blame gay men for Black women having unsafe sex with NON gay men. Gay men don’t like women, remember? Black women are disproportionately affecting the high AIDS rate because of their own actions. Go to any “str8″ Black club and you’ll see why.
Its bad enough you condemn violence on the one hand-and then glorify convicted gun slinger T.I. and that dreadful Tiny on the other, which can be understood considering you are presumably (at least I hope) being paid handsomely for your deference. But to perpetually degrade gay men is just beyond the pale because gay men are a big part of the reason you are so popular. They love you and you know it. Too bad its a one way street. You stake your claim as an influential music industry insider; if so, then how could you of all people disregard the fact that gay men may make up a larger constituency on your site than just the silly over-opionated women who dominate your posts? You love who you love; why can’t you let other people do the same? You’re a gifted writer who wastes a lot of time dehumanizing an over-victimized minority. As for me, I wish you well but the virulent homophobia has become too much for me and I’m OUT.
Thanks for helping make the world a safer place for bigots everywhere.
Convicted woman beater Chris Brown is reportedly having trouble finding a venue to host his upcoming birthday bash. Club owners and promoters in Miami, Las Vegas and New York have declined Brown’s requests to hold his party at their clubs for fear of offending his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The ‘With You’ singer, who reaches the landmark age on May 5, is having difficulty getting a club in New York, Las Vegas or Miami to host his bash because they don’t want to upset his ex-girlfriend Rihanna – who he assaulted in February 2009.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: “They don’t want to mess up their relationship, or their potential relationship with Rihanna.”
As a result of the difficulties Chris is now looking to hold the party at a private home.
Last year, the R’n’B star had a quiet birthday following his altercation with Rihanna, spending it at home with family in Virginia.
The singer has seen his career take a nosedive since the attack, for which he pled guilty in June 2009.
Exclusive breaking news from Honey magazine:
Has Kelis found a new boo? It looks like it! Our Honeybees are buzzing that the former Mrs. Jones is bunned up with Chicago Bears footballer, Wale Ogunleye. According to our sources, the romance has been hot and heavy for almost two months – at least. The duo were spotted as far back as Super Bowl weekend, when they were seen stepping out of a Miami movie theater together hand in hand. Just this past weekend, they were seen at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, also in Miami. Ogunleye was in attendance as Kelis performed cuts from her upcoming album at the Belvedere Music Lounge.
Later that night sources spotted them canoodling in VIP at Club LIV. Kelis is not the first celeb Ogunleye has tackled off the field. The baller was in a four-year relationship with actress Sanaa Lathan. They ended things last year. For now, his new romance with Kelis is being kept quiet right now, but look for the two to debut their romance shortly. Was this why the pop-star sounded to nonchalant about her divorce in her recent interview with Honey.
The Internet is buzzing about Caucasian rapper Yelawolf who tore the roof off the SXSW Music conference last week. The Gadsden, Alabama native who now makes his home in Atlanta, was recently signed to Interscope Records.
I hope you’re paying attention because it’s no accident that major labels keep filling my Inbox with tracks recorded by white artists that they signed but haven’t dropped yet.
Urban rappers and execs have just about destroyed their own music genre with internal beefing, numerous drug busts, drug abuse, etc. Is it any wonder then that labels have decided to concentrate their efforts on marketing “safe” artists like Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Jason Derulo and Lady GaGa?
The bottom line is, major labels can’t make money if their artists are in prison or dead. So gambling on white artists is a safer bet. Can you blame them?