(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?
Stand up comedian Cadillac Kimberly should have been chosen the 6th Atlanta Housewife instead of the attention seeking attorney Phaedra Parks. She's hilarious!
In this clip, Kimberly goes in on NeNe Leaks something vicious. Actually, Kim goes in on everyone from talk show Diva Tyra Banks to Houston's restaurant (for not having valet parking). If you're at work and you can't view this video, I got you. Peep the funniest part of the video below:
NeNe, bish we know your name is Nathan. Come out the closet. And also could you please have that right bottom tooth replaced by the time you come back this season? And do something with that f*cked up wig that you cannot wash that I think you had on backwards every episode! OK? That wig gave me hail. I couldn't tell you from your husband. I can't stand you! You got 15 minutes of fame and done lost yo' damn mind. And please put some furniture on lay-a-way. Wherever you go they will work wit you. Get that butt nekkid azz house some damn furniture this season. OK? When you took Lisa azz out in the back yard to go and stand and look, I thought I was gon' fall down. I started to f*ck 4 nuccas to get you a chair. I was like, this bish broke as hail!
Soulful singer Eryka Badu was spotted leaving the studio where the Wendy Show is taped. Erykah is beautiful! She takes us back to our African roots when corn rows accessorized with beads was a statement of class as well as beauty!
I'm guessing Bravo network execs got at RHOA cast member Kim Zolciak for denying her lesbun relationship with DJ Tracy Young -- and thus ruining the only plot angle she has to draw in viewers.
Zolciak recently sat down with Life & Style magazine to dicuss her PR stunt relationship:
L&S: Was there chemistry the first time you and Tracy met?
Kim: Well, we were both going through heartbreak at the time. I had split up with Big Poppa, and she had just ended a relationship she had been in for three years. The first night we met, we just connected on a different level. We ended up talking for two hours. After that, we started working in the studio together, remixing “Tardy for the Party.” We gradually became closer.
L&S: Can you pinpoint the moment when things became romantic?
Kim: There were sparks, but [physically] it was a gradual situation. Tracy made the first move. Our first kiss was passionate and exciting.
I spoke with a Bravo producer last night who told me that the production company has been in Atlanta for at least a month now waiting to start filming. The producers have been cooling their heels waiting for the green light to proceed with the coonery. A source said the shooting schedule has been pushed back at least three times.
The reason is: a couple of the cast members are still refusing to sign on for the new season because they're holding out for more cash. The two hold outs know what the other cast members have already agreed to -- and they want equal pay for equal coonery.
One of the hold outs said to a friend: "Why should Kandi Burrus make more than me and I've been on the show longer?"
The two hold outs realize that they risk being kicked off the show. But thats OK because it's written into their contracts that they must be paid for the entire upcoming season even if they are let go.
A photo shoot is scheduled for next week for the cast members, and afterwards filming of the new season is supposed to commence. But as I've said, the shoot start time has been pushed back a few times already.