Rev. Run's daughter, Angela Simmons, and her boyfriend Rob Kardashian (Kim and Khloe's brother) had a girl's day out at the spa yesterday in L.A. They both got a manicure and pedicure -- and Angela took care of their tab. Wasn't that sweet of her?
We all know that Rob is gay. But sadly, women like Angela -- who've been badly hurt in the past by brothas -- would rather date a gay white man than a straight black one. I guess she thinks a gay man won't break her heart?
But then again, it could be all that azz on him that's got Angela sprung. Sistahs are suckers for a man with a big butt and a smile.
I'm told that their relationship is not staged for her reality show because her show is on a separate network than Rob's. And they both have a non-compete clause written into their contracts. On the other hand, the two networks could have agreed to let their artists appear on each other's shows. Who knows.
According to one of my spies in the J Records mail room, the label shipped 400,000 of Monica's Still Standing CDs to stores. Yet many fans all over the country report the CD is sold out everywhere. The insider said the label is scrambling frantically to get out more of Mo's records to the stores in what's called "drop shipments."
On Tuesday, the day Still Standing dropped, over 800 fans turned out for Monica's CD signing at a DTLR store in Camp Creek (a record number for that location). 3 hours later, 300 fans were left still standing in the parking lot awaiting their turn to see Mo. She promised them she would return today (Mar. 25) to sign more CDs.
The J Records insider said Monica sold close to 100K units on the first day!! Amazingly, Monica is projected to sell 165-200K in the first week and she could give teen idol Justin Bieber a serious run for the #1 spot.
This is major because it means that J Records could have shipped Monica's CDs gold! If Monica's hard core fans can't find any CDs in the stores and they shipped 400K, the label could have shipped 500,000 easily and given Monica gold status.
The insider blamed BMG head honcho Barry Weiss for the bungled shipment error. As head of BMG, Weiss oversees J Records in addition to other labels under the BMG umbrella. The miserly Weiss controls the purse strings and he probably has no clue how devoted Monica's fans are. Even with bare minimum marketing and promotion, Mo's fans still supported her.
Music video for Usher's "Lil Freak" off his upcoming album Raymond vs. Raymond which drops next Tuesday (Mar. 30). Ciara makes a cameo in the video. Let me know what you think.
R&B singer Usher was spotted at LAX airport yesterday. The 31-year-old singer's 6th studio album is slated to drop next Tuesday (Mar. 30), but the fans who care can find the tracks online right now. American Idol tapped the crooner to be a mentor and perform on he show next week. According to Usher's website, he'll appear on "American Idol" Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Jeezy, one of the few heterosexual rappers left in Hip Hop, is featured on the double cover of the upcoming Vibe magazine along with singer Trey Songz. I wonder how the hard as a rock rapper feels about sharing Vibe magazine's April/May 2010 double cover with rumored down low singer Trey? Why would he even agree to sharing a cover with Trey? Doesn't that seem a bit odd?
This post will only interest you if you follow Atlantic Records exec Michael Kyser, aka @LittleBurger, on the social networking site Twitter.com. I'm sure Michael Kyser's other jump offs would love to know that he is dating celebrity personal cook, Chef Juanita (@ChefJuanita on Twitter).
I don't like Kyser for personal reasons. And because I'm not a fan of bloggers who basically sell their souls for money. Yes, we all want to get paid. But I prefer to make my revenue via the ads on my blog, rather than getting paid off under the table to kiss a celebrity's ass and write positive posts about them.
Two months ago, I had an interesting phone conversation with an Atlantic records exec who told me that if I were to be a little kinder to a certain down low artist, who shall not be named -- that Michael Kyser would be more inclined to smile down on me and open his checkbook since he's the one who writes the checks for ads at the label.
The next day, I went in a little harder on their artist because my integrity and self-respect comes first. I want my readers to know that if I'm extra nice to a celebrity, it is not because I'm owned by a major record label.
Anyway, I'm rambling so here's the email, probably sent in by Miss Juanita herself (or her publicist):
Michael Kyser aka @littleburger (ex-boyfriend of Tocarra) has been seen all around town from LA, NY, to Miami these last couple months w/ChefJuanita (twitter name) friend of Rocsi Diaz. They've been seen giving obvious public displays of affection in the club, dinner & out with friends!!! She's been linked to a couple ballers not sure if there's truth to it or not! They've been seen in pics together & out & about with each other! Juanita is a celebrity personal chef with a list of high profile clients so Michael Kyser is definitely on the come up!
Hard core fans of R&B Diva Monica are complaining bitterly online and via emails that Monica's CD, Still Standing, is sold out everywhere they go. One fan wrote:
Here in Houston we are having trouble getting Monica CD's. Best Buy only had 12-30 on the first day and they don't get another shipment til next Tuesday. Target only had 80 copies. Needless to say all Monica CD were sold out by noon yesterday. I think that this was done on purpose and I'm a little pissed about it. They don't want her numbers to look good in the first week. This is how they do real R&B.
Mo's fans have long complained that J Records does not support Monica. And there are rumors that monies designated for Mo's CD budget were reallocated to other artists projects on the label. The artists are always told how many albums will be shipped in advance.
There are also unsubstantiated rumors that J Records refused requests from Monica's camp to ship more albums to the stores. The label's refusal prompted Monica to tweet a request to fans asking them to bombard a J Records exec Twitter account.
Although the rumors of J Records sabotage efforts are unconfirmed, the lack of Monica's CDs on store shelves (and fans unable to find the CD) tells the real story.
Update, 4:20 pm:
If you are having trouble finding Monica's CD, send an email with the store name, ID #, and location to firstname.lastname@example.org
By now you know that reality TV personality Kim Kardashian was given the old heave ho by star NFL running back Reggie Bush. It seems Reggie now finds that life is a bowl of cherries after winning the Super Bowl. And being with a needy woman who keeps track of his every movement is the pits!
Rumors swirled that Reggie Bush was flirting with the ladies at Robin Thicke's birthday bash in NYC last week. Supposedly, Kim K warned Reggie that she was monitoring all the blogs and she wasn't happy with the rumors that she was seeing. So word is that Reggie fired back with a series of text messages advising Kim that he was now a single man.
they say Reggie gave Kim the ultimate man-whore excuse: "it's not you, it's me'."
"Reggie dumped Kim by text while she was in Miami," a pal of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. "He actually sent her three text messages that said he needed time and space and ‘it's not you, it's me'."
Ladies, any time a man tells you those words, that means it really is over and he has moved on. Do yourself a favor and don't lower yourself to begging and pleading -- or even contacting him under the pretense of calling to see how he's doing -- because men HATE needy women. That's not exactly a quality that attracted him to you in the first place. Being needy is never sexy!
Remember American Idol hopeful Tamyra Gray? Well, she and hubby Sam Watters, former member of R&B group Color Me Bad, are expecting their first child together.
American Idol was a breeze compared to Tamyra Gray’s latest endeavor: the season one alum is expecting a baby!
This will be the first child together for Gray and husband Sam Watters, who don’t want to know the sex of the baby until the big day. In the meanwhile, the 30-year-old singer is preparing for her July due date and laying low.
“I’m just trying to take care of myself and enjoy it,” she tells Entertainment Weekly. “This is way harder than Idol.”
Gray, who has also appeared in episodes of Boston Public, and Watters, a music producer and former member of Color Me Badd, wed in Sept. 2006 in Italy. http://celebritybabies.people.com/2010/03/24/american-idol-alum-tamyra-gray-expecting-first-child/
An emotionally disturbed Hollywood, Florida teenager is in a juvenile detention facility after brutally beating his 12-year-old girlfriend on a school bus when she tried to break up with him. Police say Sanchez Green, 14, repeatedly punched D'Angelique Coby, fracturing her nose.
The latest incidence of teenage domestic violence is sadly reminiscent of the thrashing that singer Chris Brown gave his then girlfriend Rihanna last year.
Just like Brown, Green attacked his girlfriend and then ran away like a coward rather than face the consequences like a man. Luckily, a school cop witnessed the attack and chased Green for several blocks after radioing for help. Green was caught and will be detained in a juvenile facility for at least 3 weeks. But the problem won't end there.
Cops are sickened by all the teen-on-teen violence. One cop said, "the response of physical violence so quickly is a part of our society now."