Rappers turned actors Common and Queen Latifah surprised the PS 22 Youth Choir Group in this video. The kids joined Latifah and Common in a rousing rendition of "Champion." Common and Queen Latifah star in JUST WRIGHT, in theaters on May 14!
Beyonce's sister DJ Solange Knowles made an appearance at The DKMS 4th Annual Gala: Linked Against Leukemia in NYC yesterday. Solange has really bad posture and she should look into that before she needs surgical intervention to correct her posture.
Two of Eddie Murphy's daughters Bria and Shayne Murphy were spotted leaving a nail salon in Beverly Hills yesterday. As you know, Bria is dating singer Pleasure P, formerly of Pretty Ricky. Pleasure P will be Eddie Murphy's personal guest at the Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosely fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
I'm right again. I knew it would happen sooner or later, Halle Berry is single and dating after breaking up with her baby daddy, underwear model Gabe Aubry. The couple have a 2-year-old daughter and will share custody.
According to Aubry's reps, the couple's age difference played a part in the break up (he's 34 and she's 43).
The rep says it was Aubry who decided to dump Halle after he developed feelings for someone else (a man perhaps?) and he didn't think it would be fair to Halle for him to cheat on her. Wasn't that noble of him?
Halle seems to be taking the split in stride. No doubt she's used to getting dumped because she consistently chooses the wrong type of men -- the handsome, good looking ones that other women want.
So she's dating again, and this time, Halle has decided to play it safe and stop dating younger men with raging hormones. Like other women before her, Halle now knows that older men are more mature, settled and appreciative than younger pretty boys.
Berry stepped out yesterday with her new older man. The couple were swarmed by paparazzi who no doubt heard the news that Berry and Aubrey were separated.
A source told RadarOnline.com, “Gabriel is a really nice, decent guy and he would never cheat on her, but I suspect that he had become attracted to someone and that he felt he needed to break it off with Halle before anything developed any further.”
Berry’s former husbands are former MLB star David Justice and R&B singer Eric Benet.
No doubt, Halle and the old geezer were already seeing each other before the break up with Aubry. It seems those two went their separate ways a long time ago. Probably right after Nahla was born.
I just received this text message convo between reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada ("Basketball Wives") and her representatives on April 17, the Saturday before her nude pics were leaked onto the Internet.
Don't ask me how I got them, but the messages shows the sense of urgency that Lozada must have felt when she found out the pics were about to be leaked.
Lozada is the ex-fiancée of broke NBA player Antoine Walker.
Judging from the text messages, at first her rep had his doubts that the leaks were not a publicity stunt. But Lozada's profanity laced text responses must have assured him that it was 100% not a publicity stunt.
The nude pics, which Lozada sent to a male sex toy a few months ago, appeared on the Internet on Thursday (April 22) -- 5 days after someone sent the pics to Lozada from her own email account. The hacking incident is under investigation by the feds since hacking is a federal offense.
According to a source Evelyn is not happy about any of this. She has a teenage daughter who is still in high school, and she worries about the effect the pics will have on her.
The source said, "[Evelyn] was freaked out because someone hacked into her email account and sent her her own pictures several times from various email accounts. Someone did this to her and even emailed them to her best friend and business partner the same night."
Upon receiving the texts, I reached out to my source at VH1 who said the nude pics leak was not a publicity stunt orchestrated by them because it wouldn't help her that much since "Basketball Wives" is a relatively new show and Lozada is not that well known yet.
According to my source at VH1, "Basketball Wives" has just been renewed for a second season and the cast members were given the great news this week!
My VH1 source offered me an opportunity to speak with Lozada last night to clear up any notions that the pics were a PR stunt. But I politely declined because it was so late and I didn't know what questions to ask.
What do you think? What questions should I ask her?
Peep the text messages and a NOT SAFE FOR WORK pic after the break!
Usher’s camp has vehemently denied the latest internet rumours that he and his alleged girlfriend Grace Miguel are engaged and expecting their first child. Usher’s rep tells E! Online: “There is absolutely no truth to it”.
Rumors have been swirling ever since reality TV personality Antonia "Toya" Carter's Tweet that her daughter Reginae was no longer a part of the group OMG Girlz.
Toya took to her Twitter page this week to dispute rumors that her daughter was kicked out of the group. She also tweeted that she is still good friends with the group's manager Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, who co-stars with her in the hit BET reality series "Tiny & Toya".
Yesterday, I spoke with an inside source close to both camps who told me that the actual decision for Reginae to leave the group was made by Lil Wayne, who is currently serving time in a NY prison on gun possession charges.
Despite the fact that T.I. raised a glass in Lil Wayne's honor at his welcome back party Sunday night in L.A., the source says tension began brewing after T.I. was released from prison and Lil Wayne went in.
T.I.'s friends agree that prison life has changed T.I., and since his release from prison he has thrown his full support behind fiancee Tiny's business endeavors, which includes the OMG Girlz.
The source indicated that Wayne might be upset about the attention his daughter is receiving from T.I., who has told Reginae she could have whatever she liked.
"T.I. is really helping the girls a lot and [Lil Wayne] had plenty of time to help them while T.I. was locked up, but he didn't," said the insider. "Now that T.I. is out of prison and he's putting his money into the group and helping them, Lil Wayne doesn't like it one bit. Now he doesn't want his daughter in the group."
My friend bleaches her 9 month old son. She only dates light skinned men as she puts it " who doesnt want light skinned children black is dirty". Both her sons were born with more or less the same colour as her, now she bleaches the both of them. The father in the picture, is totally unaware of this. I have spoken to her on a number of occasions to stop but my words have fallen on deaf ears. I am not one for minding peoples business but what she is doing is dangerous. Do you think i should tell the daddy?
And while we're on the subject of innocent babies with peculiar features, loyal reader Natasha sent this in:
Beautiful eyes right?
According to recent Studies, the chances of an Afro-American baby with blue eyes being born are 1 in a million. There are “brown” people with light eyes, usually light brown, green or gray, but they also share the Anglo-Saxon characteristics such as pug nose and Light hair, but a baby with all the physical characteristics of the afro-American race with blue eyes was almost impossible. Seems like Globalization is working right? It will be more common to see mixes like this one day after day. This baby [is] 19 months now and since he was 12 months old got a full contract and a life insurance with Paramount Pictures; you will see him in movies, commercials and magazines very soon! Read More...
It seems as though pop star Rihanna's tour is not selling as well as she had hoped. Could it be because Rihanna is just not the flavor of the month any more? Or maybe it's because of her lack of musical skills or her dumb choices in men. Who knows.
But judging from these hyper-sexualized pictures from RiRi's tour stop in Germany, it could just be that concerned parents everywhere are banning their kids from attending Rihanna's concerts.
Our society has enough problems with teen pregnancy rates and skyrocketing STDs among the teenage population. We don't need celebrities encouraging promiscuous behavior.
Thanks to Natina Reed's manager Conley Armstrong of Strong Arms Entertainment, who sent us this most recent photo of Natina, which is a far cry from her now infamous mug shot. Natina is getting her life back on track. She's busy working on her new album and she just landed a big movie role. So good for her!
Yesterday, I wrote a post about the former Blaque singer being the victim of a malicious attack on another blog. As you know, Reed, 29, was arrested in Decatur, GA (a suburb of Atlanta) back on April 13 and charged with having an open container of alcohol in her car and disorderly conduct.
According to her manager, Conley Armstrong, she was arrested close to midnight and released a few hours later, which made it seem as if she was in jail for a whole day.
Nevertheless, a gossip blog decided her charges weren't scandalous enough and took it upon themselves to falsify a police report to make it appear as though Reed had been arrested on cocaine and prostitution charges. They also altered the amount of her bond and the status of her charges to appear as though she was still in jail.
And lastly, they misrepresented the location of Reed's arrest as Gwinnett County rather than DeKalb County to prevent the other blogs from finding her original arrest report online.
Even though we as bloggers are not infallible, there is a line that most of us will not cross. Tampering with official court documents and public records is illegal, and most of us have better common sense than to put our livelihoods at risk for a few blog hits.
The bottom line is artists are humans too. They all have personal issues like we do, and sometimes those personal issues are played out in a very public manner. Blogs cross the line when they twist the truth and fabricate stories in exchange for money and hits.
I can assure my readers that we take great pride in our integrity and credibility and we will never cross that line.
The celebs came out to Havana Club on Tuesday (April 27) support rappers Common and Fat Joe who shot a music video in Atlanta a few days ago. Celebrity photographer Prince Williams of ATLPics.net was on the scene to capture the pics.
Ryan Cameron (WVEE V-103), his former sidekick Elle (who now does middays on WVEE) and Jermaine Dupri's dad Michael Mauldin
Last night I posted information on a social networking site pertaining to what I thought was a genuine photo of rapper T.I. stripped down to his bare essentials, exposing all his impressive assets.
After conferring by phone with the loyal reader who sent in the photo -- and after careful examination of the photo in Photoshop -- I came to the conclusion that the photo is not authentic. Instead, it appears to be the result of an overeager fan with decent Photoshop skills.
The image fooled me until I enlarged it in Photoshop and looked closely at the pixels. At 300% magnification, I could see the telltale signs of pixel manipulation.
I even had a credible source reach out to two women (strippers) who have intimate knowledge of T.I.'s bare essentials to verify that he was, shall we say, uncut. But neither woman picked up the phone.
But since I know some of you lost sleep last night from heated anticipation, I've decided to post a portion of the photo after the break so that if you come across it on the Internet you will immediately know it is a fake.
Think of this as a PSA Morning Wood.
In other T.I. news, I now know the wedding date of Tiny and T.I., and it's a lot sooner than I originally thought. In fact, it's almost right around the corner. I also know that the wedding will not take place in Atlanta, and I am not invited to the nuptials. But that's no surprise there. I'm just happy that the big day is almost here and Tiny is very happy.
Tiny has stepped up preparations with her wedding coordinator and the bridesmaids dresses are almost complete. This wedding will be planned in record time considering it takes a year to plan most big weddings.
I'm sure there will be a bunch of Twitpics posted on the Internet from inside the wedding, so we won't feel left out!
Former Blaque member Natina Reed, 29, was arrested in DeKalb County on April 13 and charged with violating the open container laws and disorderly conduct. She was released the next day (April 14) on a $420 bond which she paid in cash.
But there is a bigger story here: it's a story about how low gossip blogs are willing to sink to drive traffic to their pages.
A gossip blog, which shall remain nameless, decided to use this former celebrity's unfortunate situation to gain a few hits by doctoring the original arrest report to show that Reed had been arrested for drug possession and prostitution.
Those charges are patently false.
When Reed's former band member Brandy Harris was reached for a comment, she expressed surprise at the fake charges.
Harris said she was "shocked" to hear that a blog Photoshopped Reed's police report to include charges that were not on the original arrest report. She said her thoughts and Prayers go out to Natina because "now [the false charges are] out there on the Internet."
Is this how low blogs are willing to sink for a few blog hits?
There's another gossip blog that notoriously and routinely twists the facts to mislead their readers. But I doubt even that blog would stoop this low.
Obviously Reed has deep, personal issues that stems from her substance abuse in the past. But to say she was arrested for cocaine possession and prostitution when clearly she wasn't, is appalling -- even for a gossip blog.
Reed, who has a son with rapper Kurupt, is also the cousin of former TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
The group Blaque when they were at their peak. That's Natina Reed in the center, Shamari Fears on the right and Brandy Harris on the far left.
Singer Seal and his sons, Henry and Johan, were spotted having a good time at the LA Lakers game yesterday. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by the final score of 111-87 in game 5 of the West playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Reality TV personality Ray J was spotted filming his and sister Brandy's VH1 reality show "Family Business" at a sushi restaurant in Calabasas yesterday.
Last week I introduced you to botoxed beauty Maliah Michel who accompanied rapper Drake to Atlanta's Gold Room on Monday. Not one to let a golden opportunity such as this slip away, video vixen Maliah Michel is already lining up magazine and radio interviews about her supposed relationship with rapper Drake.
In this audio clip, Maliah describes Drake as "extremely inspirational" and refers to him as an "amazing young man."
Nowhere in her voice do I hear the slight tremors of wanton desire or audible sighs that would indicate she's a woman in love. I don't even hear passion in her voice when she says his name. What I hear is a chick using a clueless rapper to get a leg up in society.
According to my spy in Houston, Texas where Maliah plies her trade as the one of the region's top exotic dancers, she is still in a relationship with an older man who owns one of Houston's premiere strip clubs. Maliah is also the top draw at that same club and her name gets top billing on the club flyers.
Just two nights ago, Maliah was spotted pulling up to the strip club behind the wheel of her old man's Benz. In fact, rumor has it that her old man "loaned" Maliah to the hapless rapper in exchange for Drake's assistance in advancing Maliah's career.
Here's what Miss Info had to say about Maliah's interview with San Franciso’s Wild 94.9 about Drake:
Well this is certainly moving fast….within weeks of going down to Jamaica to star in Drake’s “Find Your Love” video, and then making a public appearance with Drake at Atlanta’s Gold Room….Maliah Michele is doing press on her feelings about her boo Drake. The very Rubenesque softcore model told San Fran radio hosts that Drake is very “inspirational” and they are very close. Clearly ; )
I'm not a big fan of today's dance music (think Britney Spears), but the club kids (read: gay boys) will LOVE this new Kelly Rowland track just as much as they love Rihanna's "Rude Boy", which is heating up dance floors in gay clubs everywhere.
"Commander" was written by Usher's former protege/artist, Rico Love, and produced by David Guetta ("When Love Takes Over"). If this single hits the top of the dance charts in Britain (which I think it will) and in the US, expect Beyonce to come out of semi-retirement to drop her own club heater real soon. The narcissist in Bey can't tolerate being one-upped by her underlings.
Of course I'm kidding about Oscar winning actress Sandra Bullock adopting Kimora's baby Kenzo. But she did adopt this adorable little boy from New Orleans earlier this year.
Sandra Bullock and her now estranged husband Jesse James brought little Louis Bardo Bullock home in January and kept him a secret from the world until People mag got the exclusive this month.
Everyone knows how difficult it is to adopt a white baby in the US -- and being a rich celebrity doesn't speed up the process any. Even though Sandra's adopted baby is black, it still took four years for the adoption paperwork to be finalized.
The adoption agency probably hadn't heard the rumors about Sandra's lying, cheating husband, Jesse James, being a Nazi-loving racist.
It kinda makes you wonder if Jesse and Sandra's marriage cracked under the strain of having a black baby in the house? Little Louis is already starting out in life at a disadvantage: he's being raised by a single mother with no black father figure around to show him how to be a real man.
And he's already wearing beads and costume jewelry.
I just heard from Keyshia Cole's publicist who said the picture that Bossip.com posted earlier is not a picture of Keyshia and Boobie's son, Daniel Jr. Additionally, she said that when Keyshia is ready to release a picture, she will send it to Sandrarose.com first! So check back soon for that exclusive picture!
A couple of sharp eyed readers hit me up to ask what is the name of the bracelets that rappers Drake and T.I. have been wearing lately. I have no clue, but I will ask Fashionista Sarah Chapman, who is busy preparing for her upcoming fashion blog's launch date.
According to loyal reader Daneee, the bracelets might be from the Loren Jewelry line of diamond ball bracelets, which you can view here.
The bracelet Drake and T.I. are wearing might be the 10 diamond pavé ball bracelet, which is pure silver with 10 ct. diamonds and black string. The bracelets will set you back anywhere from $2,000 up to $13,000. Or you can find knock offs that are sure to spring up now that Drake, T.I., Kim Kardashian, LeBron James and others are now rocking them.
Update II, 1:53 pm ET:
This is Chantel Watkins. I've met you several times around Atlanta at events. I work for Jermaine Dupri at So So Def.
I was on your site and noticed that you were asking about Drake and T.I.'s bracelets. I am not sure who the designer is of the Drake's bracelets, but T.I.'s bracelets are by HONESTY Jewelry. Myself and Nicole Jones (MLB wife Nicole Jones-Chicago White Sox and ex Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones wife) are owners of HONESTY Jewelry. We launched the line a year ago. We have 2 lines; an affordable line and we recently launched our diamond collection. T.I. is wearing 2 bracelets from our diamond line.
T.I. purchased the HONESTY bracelets from us personally about 3 weeks ago. Please check out of our site when you get a chance. We have pictures of Tiny, Nelly and other celebrities wearing our pieces.
Update III, 1:58 pm:
And this from celebrity photographer Thaddaeus, who is Young Jeezy's personal photographer:
Those bracelets are called Shockra designed by my man Sako the same guy who makes all them designer zshock watches you see everybody wearing.
Hip Hop's royal couple, T.I. and Tiny, were spotted arriving at Guys and Dolls in Beverly Hills last night.
Music producer Timbaland, left, was spotted on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills yesterday. Someone told me the ladies are really loving these big men and they are shying away from the thug life. I guess big men have become the new thugs?
I edited this post to add this pic of Sean Combs and Nicki Minaj partying with T.I., Tiny and Amber Rose at Guys & Dolls in Beverly Hills. I had no clue that was Nicki. She looks regular now huh? This new look is probably a result of Sean switching up her image now that she's under his management. She looked like an azz clown before he took over her career. I'm sure Sean knows that in order for her to be taken seriously, she had to come with a new look and leave that Barbie crap alone.
T.I. and Tiny were spotted out in Beverly Hills where they hit up T.I.'s favorite Louis Vuitton boutique on Rodeo Drive. That's the boutique where my loyal reader works, and it's where T.I.'s staff ordered his large Christopher backpack replacement after he lost his favorite bag two years ago.
It took two years for LV to finally deliver his Christopher backpack earlier this year. The custom ordered backpack set him back $9,000! According to my personal shopper, Tavius, who works at the Louis Vuitton store here in Phipps plaza, T.I. couldn't order that backpack today because Louis Vuitton has stopped taking custom orders for soft leather pieces. That's too bad because I sure wanted to order a small backpack in the white Damier Azur.
T.I. and Tiny sip champagne as they shop.
then they walked outside and climbed into his red Ferrari that T.I. keeps at their West coast residence. Tiny is wearing the popular Christian Louboutin spiked sneakers.
See what a little daily exercise can do? 72-year-old Ernestine Shepherd has a bangin' body! She leads an exercise class for senior citizens in Baltimore, MD. Ernestine was born during the Roosevelt administration. That was before the Internet, rap music videos, and other lazy distractions that can turn a pretty woman's head.
Back in those days, real men worked or served their country in the military -- not hung out on street corners smoking weed all day like our boys do now. So Ernestine has always had a work mentality. She knows that in order to achieve great results you have to work hard -- something that our youth today don't have a concept of. If she can teach a class, plus runs 10 miles a day and work out with a personal trainer, you can do it too!
Thanks to loyal reader Sonia for sending this video link!
I don't know if this is really Boris Kodjoe's Twitter account or not. But if it is, he has responded to ATLien's post on her blog about him messing around with a groupie who appeared on last night's episode of VH1's hit reality show "Basketball Wives."
Boris's wife, the lovely Nicole Ari Parker, is also hopping mad about the rumors that her husband might be cheating on her. She shouldn't be though. It's clear that he loves her and the kids to death. He can't help it if he's a man.
According to a credible source close to the family, Nicole is busy preparing a statement of her own to counter the rumors.
I'll bring the statement to you as soon as it is available.
A thug who ripped off a man's finger during a brazen daylight iPad heist is in police custody.
Brandon D. Smith, 20, was arrested during a routine traffic stop early Saturday. Police say Smith was one of two men who stalked the victim, 59-year-old Bill Jordan, after he purchased a $500 iPad from the Apple store at the Cherry Creek mall in Denver, Colorado on April 15th.
Mall surveillance video shows the two thieves following Jordan as he walked down a flight of stairs holding a white plastic bag with its knotted cord wrapped around his fingers. Jordan said he wound the bag's cord around his fingers as a precaution so he wouldn't drop the pricey machine.
The video shows Jordan leaving the mall through an exit to a parking deck when Smith quickly walks up behind him, snatches the bag and runs off. As Smith yanked the bag, the cord tightened on Jordan's pinky finger ripping the tip of his finger off along with the tendons, ligaments and muscle, leaving only the exposed bone.
A surgeon later amputated part of Jordan's pinky finger. Smith is being held in the Denver County jail on charges of robbery and second-degree assault.
Thanks to tips called in from the public, Denver police already knew who they were looking for when they rolled up on Smith's car at 1:14 am Saturday. His mother must be so proud of him.
Kudos to Amber Rose for having the balls to flaunt her curves in a nude unitard at Guys & Dolls last night, but maybe next time she should be more careful about her nylons? Runs in your stockings aren't sexy ... even if you're Lindsay Lohan or Miley Cyrus.
Congratulations to my attorney, Precious Anderson-Scott, and her hubby, Kashka Scott, who welcomed their first child, a boy, on Friday, April 23 at 6:30 pm! The baby's name is Jackson Worth Scott and he weighed in at a bouncing 7 lbs, 11.5 oz. Mommy and baby are doing just fine. I will post pics of the beautiful baby shower soon.
My most heartfelt appreciation and respect goes out to Precious for her diligence in keeping other high powered attorneys and their celebrity clientele off my back so I can continue to bring you the celeb gossip and news that you love!