Actress and reality star LisaRaye was spotted partying last night at the Gold Room in Atlanta. She got cozy in the VIP with her new man, former Falcons player Jamal Anderson, right. Oops, I wasn't supposed to put that out there yet. Please disregard what I just wrote. LR is not dating Jamal. I repeat, LR is not dating Jamal!
Actress Stacey Dash, former NBA player Allen Iverson, left, and others were also at the Gold Room last night. More pics tomorrow.
US president Barack Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright is at it again. He is protesting loudly to anyone who will listen that The One threw him under the bus. Haven't we heard this song and dance already?
It seems that back in February, a group calling itself Africa 6000 asked Wright to use his influence with Obama to get Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to fork over some of the millions of dollars in Haiti earthquake relief funds.
But according to Hot Air, Wright told the group he was "toxic" -- and he then vented his frustration against Obama:
In his strongest language to date about the administration’s 2-year-old rift with the Chicago pastor, Wright told a group raising money for African relief that his pleas to release frozen funds for use in earthquake-ravaged Haiti would likely be ignored.
“No one in the Obama administration will respond to me, listen to me, talk to me or read anything that I write to them. I am ‘toxic’ in terms of the Obama administration,” Wright wrote the president of Africa 6000 International earlier this year.
“I am ‘radioactive,’ Sir. When Obama threw me under the bus, he threw me under the bus literally!” he wrote. “Any advice that I offer is going to be taken as something to be avoided. Please understand that!”
As Hot Air write Ed Morrissey writes: "Does this tell us anything we don’t know about Barack Obama?"
Everyone thought troubled actress Lindsay Lohan was still pining away for her former lover, DJ Samantha Ronson. But LiLo fooled everyone. According to online reports, she's been quietly dating a 36-year-old Cougar, and things are heating up between them.
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been dating 36-year-old photographer and reality television star Indrani, who worked with the 23-year old starlet on a photo shoot last fall.
Indrani, who is also known as Julia I. Pal-Chaudhuri works with photographer Markus Klinko, who told the NY Post, "Lindsay and Indrani have been seeing each other since we shot her last fall. I've seen them on dates, I have seen them making out. Indrani is a good influence on Lindsay. She is the opposite of a party girl -- a Princeton graduate, she's into art and is a philanthropist -- not what you'd expect the typical girl for Lindsay to go out with. When they are together, they talk about art and the deeper meaning in life."
The two have been on several dates in Los Angeles and Indriani recently spent the night at Lindsay's hotel. Indrani reportedly told the Post, "We have been spending a lot of time together. I have never had a relationship with a woman before, but Lindsay is just somebody who I find fascinating, gorgeous and extremely smart, as well as super-hot. Lindsay gets a lot of bad press, but she's a really strong, creative woman and is trying really hard to get her life in a good, positive place."
Rihanna's ex Chris Brown was spotted in the Sao Paolo, Rio airport yesterday. The difference between Chris Brown's career last year and this year is clearly evident in the photos. Last year you would have seen pandemonium as Cb's bodyguards try to hold his fans back.
As you can see from these pics, no one is checking for him. It's almost as if the people in the airport have no clue who he is. It is sad any time a once promising career dies, but Chris Brown brought this upon himself.
It seems that Drake's new music video has angered the Jamaican tourism officials who object to the video's violent image of the Caribbean island.
The video for "FInd Your Love", which features Drake's first attmept at singing all the way through a track, was directed by Anthony Mandler. The video features Drake's beard, stripper-turned-video vixen Maliah Michel, and a drug lord named "Puffy" who directs Maliah to shoot Drake's character n the head.
“Care has to be taken by all, including our creative artists, in portraying images of our destination and people,” a Jamaican tourism official says. “Gun culture, while not unique to Jamaica, is not enhancing (the island’s image).”
That's funny, because my family members in Jamaica say the situation is dire over there. They say there have been 500 murders so far this year.
First of all let me tell you I love your site. The women on twitter was going crazy on this dude name Brandon that was on Chilli's show on Sunday night. I actually go to school with Brandon at Georgia State University. I know he is a member of Omega Psi Phi and is a model. His twitter page is www.twitter.com/itsbgregory. Just thought I would share with the rest of your readers.
Actress Stacey Dash partied at Compound on Saturday night in Atlanta. Judging from the pictures, it looks like Stacey was feeling no pain. My spies tell me she was very nice and spoke to everyone who approached her. She also took pictures with anyone who asked. Sounds like she had fun!
The party continues for Stacey tonight at the Gold Room. I think I'll go out tonight and pop a few bottles in the VIP with Stacey. Shout out to Alex Gidewon and the Gidewon Group!
Unlike rapper T.I., Gucci Mane came out of jail last week with all cylinders firing. While T.I. took time off to be with his his fiancee and kids before hitting the studio, Gucci went straight from jail to the studio and hasn't slowed down yet.
So far since being released from the Fulton County lockup on Wednesday, May 12, Gucci has filmed 3 music videos and recorded enough tracks to fill an album.
GIVING BACK IS SO SEXY
Over the weekend Young Jeezy's Street Dreamz Foundation and LightHouse handed out gifts to school children who passed the CRCT standard tests with flying colors. Street Dreamz also Printed up T-Shirts proclaiming "The CRCT Cant Stop me!" Jeezy rented out the Metrolanes Skate & Bowling Center to treat the kids not only to fun and games but to show them that hard work pays off. The kids weren't the only recipients of Jeezy's love. He surprised a few of their parents with cash to help them pay their bills! That's more than Barack Obama has done for our people!
Widely believed to be Hip Hop's gay rapper (second only to Busta Rhymes), Canadian rapper Drake performed live at the Sungod Festival at UCSD in San Diego, CA on Friday (May 14). It must be hard for Drake to shake that 'wheelchair Jimmy' image from his Degrassi Jr high days. I hear that Drake's hired beard Maliah Michel is back in Texas working the pole for her sugar daddy who owns the strip club where she works. She tried her best to help defuse the gay rumors surrounding Drake. But she only had so much to work with...
Sexy actress Jennifer Hudson attended the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival over the weekend in Cannes, France.
How are you? I just came across this pic you posted of Larry King carrying a "vintage LV bag." It's actually an AKOO bag that Tip gave to Larry as a gift after his interview on the show on Thursday. Within the bag he also gave him an AKOO sweater and a pair of jeans.
I had no clue that singer Bobby Brown dated Janet Jackson until I read an excerpt in his autobiography “Being Bobby Brown: The Truth and Nothing But …”
“I can recall that I started drinking heavily when Janet Jackson and I broke up. Before I met Janet I would never drink hard liquor, I only drank beer. But after our break up, I started drinking hard liquor abundantly. I took the way our relationship ended very hard. Not to say we were head over heels in love, but she was someone I had a lot of feelings for. Besides, we were young and naive. I was only about 19 or 20 years old. Young love is no joke!”
Thanks to loyal reader Lisa Jackson for sending this scan of a now defunct Fresh magazine featuring lovebirds Bobby and Janet on the cover!
I had one word when I watched this video after loyal reader Debra emailed it to me last week: shocked!
The video was filmed during a dance competition in California on April 10. It shows 5 scantily clad 8 and 9-year-old girls dancing to Beyonce's hit song "Single Ladies."
Now that the video has gone viral all over the Internet, two of the parents have come forward to defend their lack of parenting skills. The two parents appeared on Good Morning America today (I guess the other parents were too embarrassed to show their faces on TV).
Cory Miller, the father one of the dancers, said the video was "taken completely out of context," and the performance was "completely normal for dancing." Sure it is -- completely normal for dancing in a strip club! I've seen strip moves that are tamer than the dance steps these children performed.
Another parent, Melissa Presch, defended the children's skimpy outfits, which she claimed were necessary for flexibility.
"The costumes are designed for movement, unrestricted movement and to show body lines," she said. What body lines???
"We're very proud of our daughters and their accomplishments," she added.
Well, I hope that in a few years these two idiot parents will be equally as proud when their daughters come home knocked up and make them instant grandparents.
Rapper T.I.'s appearance on CNN's Larry King Live last night shed new light on a man who, in his brief 29 years on earth, has accomplished and experienced more than grown men twice his age.
T.I. thoughtfully explained his recent stint in a federal prison for possessing firepower that even the police don't use. T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., talked about the death of his childhood friend, Philant Johnson, being the force behind the paranoia that increasingly drove him to collect a stash of illegal weapons.
And he mused about the love of his life, his fiancee Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, who he plans to marry next month.
But most impressive was T.I.'s interaction with King. Though decades apart in age, T.I. easily elevated himself to King's level rather than force King to come down to his.
T.I. left an indelible impression on the minds of millions of people who tune into Larry King Live every night, who may not have realized that a thug gangsta rapper can be an intelligent one too.
The following is a glossary of all the big words used by T.I. in his guest appearance on Larry King Live last night.
Glossary of T.I's Big Words
Acronym - Words formed from the initial letters of other words Abbreviation - to shorten a word, phrase or text Evolve - to develop gradually from a simple to a more complex form Paranoia - unreasonably or excessively anxious (scared) Jaded - tired, bored or lacking enthusiasm after accomplishing a lot Fend - to look after and provide for oneself Consideration - careful thought Phenomenal - a remarkable person, thing or event
When rapper Gucci Mane was released from the Fulton County jail at midnight on Wednesday (May 12), one of the first calls he made was to Atlanta's premier party planner Jamahl King of S.T.E.P.S. Events to coordinate his big Welcome Home dinner at the swanky Georgian Terrace Hotel.
As you can see from these pictures, Jamahl (pictured) did not disappoint! In less than 24 hours, Jamahl laid out quite a spread for Gucci and his guests inside one of the huge Georgian Terrace ballrooms.
Well-heeled guests such as R&B singers/reality show stars Monica and Kandi Burruss; rappers Big Boi, Shawty Lo and Wacka Flocka Flame; producers Jazze Pha, Sean Garrett, dined on filet mignon, miniature beef Wellington, peekytoe crab salad, pecan crusted chicken, bananas foster and freely flowing champagne!
This week's edition of "When I Was 17" features another three stars from various aspects of the pop culture world, and each of them handed over a bunch of images from their youth. There's one musician in particular who let MTV dig deep into the crates and get into the baby photos. Can you guess which high-profile rapper this is? Take a guess and click below to find out! No cheating!
In a revealing interview with UnsignedTheMagazine.com, actress LisaRaye gave a little more insight into her recently broken heart, her philosophy on life, making amends with her ex- husband, the former premier of T&C Islands; and her strained finances.
LR described her current status as "so on the market":
You’ve got to do something different and step out on faith. You cannot bring your old baggage into something new. Learn from that, move forward and give love a chance. Love is a wonderful thing, it’s very powerful. I’m a fan of marriage, I’m a fan of belonging to someone and I would love to belong with someone because it’s easier to fight life with a partner than not. Someone to have your back, bounce ideas off of, to encourage you and build you up, someone that’s ultimately your best friend.
Her philosophy on life and her finances:
“Prayer, and failure is not an option. I love life, I love living life, and I love laughing. I prefer to look at the glass as half-full instead of seeing it as half-empty and trust this, I had my ‘Lord Have Mercy’ Fund off to the side. That’s the money that you need to have when it gets bad, but I’m still in this economy like everyone else thinking about, ‘okay, where’s the money coming in?’ My reserves are dwindling down, so that is why I’m back to business, back to doing me, back to my career, so I’m very grateful that I have an opportunity and a place to return to, that my fans are telling me ‘we want to see you on the big screen, we miss you, welcome back.’ And that speaks volumes to me.”
R&B singer Usher was spotted leaving Fred Segal Men's Clothing store in Beverly Hills yesterday.
NFL players Chad Ochocinco, left, and Terrell Owens look on as Chad's truck is ticketed for being in a no parking zone. The guys were filming Chad's new show at Warren-Tricome in West Hollywood, CA. He has a reality show?
Lawrence Taylor's 3rd wife appeared on The Insider last night to defend her man against serious, career-ending charges that he raped a 16-year-old girl in a NY hotel room last week.
Taylor was arrested May 6th and charged with third-degree statutory rape and patronizing a prostitute. He was released on $75,000 bail.
Despite the fact that Taylor admitted paying the runaway teen $300 to perform sexual favors, his wife adamantly insists that her husband did nothing wrong.
Let's look at the facts:
Taylor admitted paying the teenager for sex. The teenager told her uncle and police she had sexual intercourse with the Pro Football Hall of Famer. A used condom was found inside Taylor's Holiday Inn motel room. What more evidence does his wife need? Certainly this isn't the first time LT has ordered up a prostitute while on the road.
But it is easy to understand why his wife would stand by him: they need the cash. That rape charge hanging over LT's head will certainly chase away the last few endorsements he has left.
Sean "Puffy" Combs was one of the notable music industry veterans who didn't bother to visit rapper T.I. when he was locked up inside a federal prison last year. I hear T.I. took notes on who didn't stop by -- those notes includes everyone except for rapper Nelly who drove his tour bus to Arkansas to visit the rubber band man.
So it's interesting to see that T.I. agreed to appear on this Dirty Money track and in the video. These chicks are extremely boring to me. I still don't understand why Sean signed them. He should really give up the music thing and focus on his other ventures.
The Somali pirates in the photo above are all deceased now according to a Somali pirate spokesman.
The "young men" had the misfortune of boarding a Russian oil tanker last week (the MV Moscow University carrying 86,000 tons of oil). The pirates held the tanker's crew of 23, plus the oil, for ransom.
Obviously the Russians feel some kind of way about their oil. So the Russian troopers who stormed the ship decided not to take names, ranks or serial numbers. They simply lined the pirates up on the deck, shot them each point blank in the head and dumped their bodies over the railing -- this, according to the pirate spokesman.
But the Russians have an entirely different version of the events that took place last week. The soldiers say the pirates were "released" on the open sea and they simply never made it back to shore.
But the pirate spokesman disputes the Russians: “The Russians never released the young men. Instead they shot them point-blank range then loaded their lifeless bodies back on the boat,” he said.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and Fox contributor Dick Morris both seem to think Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is just biding her time until she can run against Barack Obama for president in 2012.
On 60 Minutes earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented that the American economy is making it more difficult for her to do her job because other nations are telling her that “we always look to you because you have this great economy, and now you’re in the ditch.” Bill O’Reilly saw “a little jab” at the President in those comments, blaming the White House for her job troubles, but guest Dick Morris took that premise a bit further, suggesting the remarks, coupled with her silence on health care reform, were a deliberate attempt to undermine the President building up to 2012.“I think there is a subtle distancing going on, and it began over health care,” Morris noted, pointing out that Clinton was not vocal about supporting health care reform. Read More...
She sure wasn't. We heard nary a peep from Hillary when it came time to support Obama's health care reform initiative. She pretty much stayed out of it.
Will Hillary make a run for president in 2012 and thereby oust her boss from the White House? You bet 'cha!
You just know Hillary is sitting back collecting all types of intel to use against Obama in 2012!
Is it racist if the writer is simply stating the facts?
This is an actual news article that appeared in a Texas newspaper a year ago. Ironic isn't it? Considering that Texas is contemplating adopting the same controversial immigration legislation that was passed in Arizona last month.
A Houston teacher has been fired from her position at a school for special education students after she was caught on video viciously beating a 13-year-old student.
Sherri Davis, 40, was terminated after school officials viewed the cell phone video of the assault which took place at Jamie's House Charter School in Houston.
The boy, who has a history of disciplinary problems, had allegedly punched a female student in the class. Other teachers stood by and watched while Davis dished out punishment to the teenager by slapping, punching, kicking and slamming his head against a wall.
But there's a fine line between discipline and an all out assault, and this teacher should have known better.
US president Barack Obama is shaping up to be the biggest liar ever to occupy the White House. A bigger liar than even Bill "I did not have sex with that woman" Clinton.
It would be too time consuming to list all of Obama's untruths, so let's just skip ahead to the latest piece of fiction to come out of his mouth.
If you recall, Obama said this during the Commencement address to the Hampton University graduating class this past weekend:
"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said at Hampton University in southeastern Virginia.
Well, as others have already pointed out, the Huffington Post, ran this piece about Obama listening to Jay Z on his iPod. The same iPod that Obama claims he doesn't own or know how to work.
You might say lying about an iPod is such a small thing. But Obama lies about everything. How can we trust a man who can't even tell the truth about an iPod?
He lies all the time He lied about how often he attended services at Jeremiah Wright's church; he lied about how his parents met; how his uncle liberated Auschwitz; how his dad came to this country. The guy just lies about his own background and life. What a phony...and, btw, for someone who decries people's use of IPODs, why did he give one to Queen Elizabeth as a diplomatic gift - one filled with his own speeches. How priceless! Source
According to the UK's Daily Mail tabloid, the stunning supermodel for London's Marks and Spencer (M&S), Noemie Lenoir was found unconscious after apparently attempting to commit suicide.
Lenoir, 30, tried to take her life by swallowing a concoction of alcohol and sleeping pills at the home of her on-off boyfriend Claude Makelele, the ex-Chelsea football star who is father to their son, Kelyan, five.
Lenoir, who is also the face of GAP and Victoria's Secret, is best known in the states as the leading lady in Usher's music video for his song "Hey Daddy."
I know it doesn't seem like it from this recent interview with XXL mag, but rapper Drake really does care what you think about him and his wack music. If he didn't, he wouldn't speak on it, would he?
... as for people's opinions and sh*t like that, it's all good. That's what's going to happen. You know people are entitled to their opinion and it takes a certain type of individual to really come online and give their opinion of your music, positive or negative. I don't know if you do it, but I can't say I've ever gone online and posted underneath someone's song, and be like, 'Dope song, son.' Or, 'That sh*t is wack.' I've never done that before. It's just a certain community of people that really feel like that's their outlet and I know that me and my friends aren't any of them so I don't know who those people are and I can't really take their opinion too close to heart just because I'm not really sure what those people are made of and if their opinion's even valid so I just kind of keep it moving.
And here's what Drake had to say about you pesky photographers always catching him looking like.... himself:
I always get caught in the worst, most unphotogenic poses ever. Now people follow me with cameras and are just clicking away and I always feel like I just look mad different in pictures. I hate seeing pictures of myself online when I'm leaving a spot or whatever. I just always get caught laughing 'cause I'm always outside making jokes or whatever with the people, but I always end up looking so stupid like that's the sh*t that I'm always like, 'Man, I wish that didn't happen,' you know?
Note to Drake: It's not the paparazzi, son. That's how you look every day.