According to an online report, multimedia personality LaLa Vazquez underwent a rhinoplasty (nose job) just in time for her upcoming nuptials to NBA star Carmelo Anthony. La La doesn't come across to me as a vain type of woman who would be insecure about her looks.
So you be the judge: the photo on top was taken yesterday (Mar. 28), and the 2nd photo was snapped back in February of this year.
Personally, I don't see a difference in either photo. It isn't like her nose was that bulbous to begin with. So why mess with perfection? I've got La La's back on this one.
(L-R) Actors Trey Smith, Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards.
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith (L) and daughter Willow Smith attended the 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards in LA over the weekend.
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, left, and Rev Run's son Diggy Simmons at the Kid's Choice Awards. Diggy, who fancies himself to be a rapper, doesn't even have an album out and I'm tired of him already.
Janet Jackson's ex, Jermaine Dupri (R) and his daughter Shaniah Cymone Mauldin, attended Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kid's Choice Awards held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in LA over the weekend. In case you're wondering: yes, JD has an endorsement deal with Polo.
Normally I don't work on a Sunday, but I had to address this misconception.
The Internet is buzzing about Erykah Badu's digitally altered azz in her new video for "Window Seat", that premiered Friday. I thought it would be obvious to everyone that Erykah Badu has never had a phat azz ever in her life. But I guess it wasn't obvious -- even though everything below her waist is blurred throughout the entire video.
Still, it amazes me how easily some people will fall for anything that's right in front of their eyes. But I guess that's why you have me to open your eyes for you and help you to see the light. By the way, the entire video was shot with her in front of a green screen. But you already knew that (I hope you did). Notice how you never see her feet?
Anyway, peep the screen grabs above for all the evidence you need.
R&B Diva Monica attended her star-studded album release party last night in midtown. I heard the bash was off the chain. I also heard from industry insiders who told me that tickets to Mo's party were going for $600 at the door! A few hard core fans paid $1000 to get in!
Monica's 6th studio album 'Still Standing' sold an amazing 70,000 copies on the first day! Industry estimates put Monica's first week sales at 165-200K. Congrats to Mo!
Monica looking hawt!
Comedian Ricky Smiley with Keyshia Cole's mama, Frankie
Last week I told you about the Louis Stewart Collection line of high end custom made bags that's about to take over the streets. Designer Louis Stewart worked at Louis Vuitton for a year before leaving to start his own line of pricey bags. The bags aren't available in stores yet. But you can order your own custom made piece by visiting the website.
A couple of days ago, Louis Stewart sent me a gray suede backpack from their line (my friend is modeling it above). I get compliments on that bag every where I go -- even in the Louis Vuitton store! The bags are in high demand right now amongst NFL and NBA players.
I saw a man last night at the Tyler Perry WDIGMT premiere with a custom gator Louis Stewart duffle bag. So word is getting out. The line ranges from $2,500 and up.
Last night I took in a movie with my friend at Atlantic Station. We went to see 'Shutter Island' starring Leonardo Dicaprio (which I've seen once already because it's that good). About an hour into the movie I went to the concession stand.
It sounded like a party going on in the hall as about a hundred or so well-dressed industry folk mingled and networked (loudly) amongst themselves. I spotted Tami of Talking With Tami blog walking by and I pulled her to the side to ask what was going on. She told me that Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married Too' screening had just ended.
A minute later, I saw a nice lady near the concession stand and I asked her how she liked Tyler's movie. She hesitated to answer at first. Then with a sly smile, she whispered, "I hated it... and I work for Tyler Perry Studios."
Others shared her same sentiments, saying the movie was "horrible" with "too much going on." One movie goer called 'Married Too' the "worst movie Tyler Perry ever made."
Luckily for Tyler, his built-in core audience that followed him from his chitlin circuit days will support any garbage he puts out. 'Married Too' was directed by Tyler Perry and financed by Tyler and Oprah. I'm sure they'll make their money back, and more.
Rapper Yung Joc extended his arms for me to run to him. But I was trying to remain incognito (I don't know how he recognized me).
As I told you in a recent post, rapper T.I. was on house arrest at his posh mansion for the remainder of his sentence.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was sentenced to one year and a day in an Arkansas prison following a conviction for possessing machine guns and silencers. He served seven months of his sentence before being released to an Atlanta halfway house two days before Christmas.
The AJC quotes T.I.'s attorney Steve Sadow who notes that at the end of the day Friday, T.I.'s house arrest ends and he begins three years on probation. For the next 23 days, he will have to observe a curfew – home by 11 p.m. unless he has a concert, which pushes the deadline back two hours.
“He’s been working,” Sadow told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He intends to continue working, which includes being in the [recording] studio and performing concerts."
There are already a couple of official welcome home parties in the works for the rubber band man, including one at the new Vision nightclub, although the paperwork has not been finalized yet. Stay tuned!
A New Jersey judge is not a fan of Keyshia Cole's music. According to TMZ, the judge lashed out at Keyshia in open court yesterday. Keyshia was being sued by a promoter for skipping out on a concert in 2006 after he paid her $15,000 up front.
The judge questioned the singer's intelligence, saying Keyshia was "confused and at times nonsensical."
The judge was peeved because Keyshia was reluctant to read documents that proved she was booked to do the show. "It appears at times that she was not literate," the judge wrote.
Eventually, Keyshia managed to read documents that she thought helped her case, which made the judge even more salty. Keyshia lost the case and was ordered to fork over nearly $160k in damages. Ouch. That was one time when Keyshia's celebrity status did not help her case.
Keyshia lives in Cleveland, Ohio with Cavaliers star Daniel "Boobie" Gibson. She recently gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy.
Yesterday, Monica was the in-studio guest on V-103's Ryan Cameron Show. She spoke about the amazing success of her new CD, Still Standing, which is flying off the store shelves, and she spoke about her relationship status with her children's father, Rocko. Will Monica forgive Rocko's cheating ways and take him back?