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The last time I wrote a post about loyal reader Tyre LaJuan, the thread was riddled with hateful comments towards the young designer. I expressed my disappointment in my SR family, who I thought were intelligent and mature.
Let's see if my readers have matured any now that LaJuan is donating one of his unique Swarovski crystal shoes to one lucky SR reader (he doesn't know this yet, but I don't wear heels).
Yesterday one of my readers, Daisy, alerted me to this video of R&B legend Lauryn Hills 12-year-old daughter Selah singing. Hill and her sperm donor Rohan Marley (Bob Marley's seed) have 5 children together.
Does Selah have a future in music? Will she crack under the pressure of fame like her mother did? Lauryn is set to announce a world tour including dates in the motherland Africa. Stay tuned for that announcement.
Teh Ghey rapper Drake's hired beard, Maliah Michel, is featured in a few booty shots inside the new issue of VIBE magazine.
After appearing in Drake's "Find Your Love" music video, the two took their "relationship" public when they were photographed hugged up at Atlanta's Gold Room. Maliah, who dances at one of Dallas' most popular strip clubs, now commands a modest fee for club appearances.
Maliah proves once again that it doesn't take talent or hard work to make a name for yourself in this business. It's all about who you know and the size of your artificially enhanced body parts.
This is good news for both Lindsay Lohan and her longtime supporter Shawn Holley Chapman:
TMZ has learned ... Shawn Chapman Holley is going to be by Lindsay Lohan's side in court this morning, representing her after Robert Shapiro bailed on LiLo.
TMZ broke the story ... Holley quit earlier this month, because Lindsay was an uncontrollable client.
But now Lindsay is in a pinch, and Holley is stepping up.
Sources tell us Lindsay is furious at Shapiro, feeling as if he totally used her to get publicity for his sober living house. She believes that is the only reason he agreed to rep her and sold her a bill of goods.
We've learned Holley is supposed to be in court in the Juan-Carlos Cruz attempted murder case at the same time Lindsay's case is heard. We're told Holley is going to have the Cruz case delayed so she can be with Lindsay. Read More...
In case you missed it. The 31-year-old crooner, whose 6th studio effort Raymond vs Raymond has breathed new life into his career, discusses the sexual influence that mentor Sean "Puffy" Combs had on his teen years and his music; cheating on longtime girlfriend Chilli, and his divorce from ex-wife Tameka Foster.
Actress Lindsay Lohan has never looked this hawt! The troubled star covers the August/September issue of Complex magazine. Her long, blond hair was dyed brunette for this photo shoot from May 2010 by Markus Klinko and Indrani (the chick she was supposedly dating).
According to X17online.com, Complex editors published the pictures even though Lindsay never got back to them for an interview.
Lindsay is expected to turn herself in today to begin serving a 6-month sentence for violating her probation. But if she appears in court, she will be without legal representation.
According to TMZ.com, Lindsay's 3rd attorney (in two weeks), Robert Shapiro, abruptly quit after meeting privately with judge Marsha Revel in her chambers yesterday afternoon.
Shapiro had agreed to represent Lindsay after her previous two attorneys bailed on her.
Last week Shapiro was able to coax Lohan to admit herself into a rehab recovery facility owned by Shapiro. One of his requirements to represent her (for free) was that she agree to abide by Judge Ravel's order to do jail time.
But according to LiLo's friends, she desperately does not want to go to jail and she unrealistically thinks an attorney can get her sentence reduced to rehab only. But that's not likely to happen.
Lohan's longtime attorney Shawn Holley Chapman quit after Lohan was sentenced to jail time two weeks ago.
When this country's first biracial president (that we know of) was sworn into office in January 2009, most blacks thought a new day was dawning.
Many black organizations, including the NAACP, wholeheartedly supported Barack Hussein Obama believing his shaky campaign promises full of Hope & Change because his skin was as brown as theirs.
Blacks thought Obama's election would transform race relations in America. Many (white) Conservatives enthusiastically jumped on board so they could finally unburden their feelings of white guilt and placate African Americans by electing Obama.
Despite the fact that Barack didn't bother to campaign in the black communities -- or even acknowledge blacks in any of his campaign commercials, black people still believed the winds of change were blowing in our favor.
Few African Americans or whites saw the tell tale signs of communism or socialism that were an indicator of Barack's true agenda.
Elsa Belai (The Elle B Group) helped her fiance Alex Gidewon celebrate his 35th birthday at Aurum Nightclub on Friday (July 15). The party was also the kickoff to the Secret Society parties which will now take place each and every Thursday night at Aurum. The bash was sponsored by Belvedere Vodka.
Secret Society will have different genres of music bringing the NY and LA feel to the South.
Ravi Shelton (promotions director Hot 107.9), left, and Alex Gidewon (AG Entertainment Group)
The dress code was strictly booted and suited and everyone complied. Kwessi (owner, Moda 404 Men's clothing store), Bunmi (road manager for Lauryn Hill), guest, and Malik. It's good to see grown men where grown men clothes, unlike rapper Jay Z who is older than all of these guys and wears his jeans off his butt.
Miami Heat star LeBron James and his baby mama Savannah Brinson splashed in the surf at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas yesterday. This explains why he didn't attend his friend Dwyane Wade's charity event in Miami this weekend.
Remember little Charice Pempengco, the Filipino girl who thrilled American audiences with her superb voice when she appeared on Ellen Degeneres and Oprah? Well, that little girl is 18 now and she is set to make her debut on the wildly popular TV show 'Glee'.
Now that Charice has become Americanized, she has fallen victim to the music industry's stereotypical image standard for young, female singers.
According to online reports, Charice, at the tender age of 18, underwent plastic surgery to reshape her face. She also got her skin lightened and botox treatments -- all in an effort to "look fresh on camera."
Wow. If Charice thinks she looks old and decrepit at 18, I wonder what she's going to think when she's 35? What sort of message does this send to other teenage girls?
The 18-year-old Charice, whose singing career rocketed after appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' and Oprah Winfrey's talk shows, underwent a 30-minute Thermage skin-tightening procedure and Botox to make her "naturally round face" more narrow, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo told ABS-CBN television.
Charice, in the same interview, said last week's face makeover was part of her big preparations for her appearance on the hit show's second season. She starts filming at the end of this month. Read More...
Before U.S. president Barack Obama signed his ObamaCare bill into law, a component of that bill requiring Americans to buy health insurance or face a stiff penalty was one of the main sticking points with critics.
Many of them called this mandate a tax, but Barack Obama steadfastly denied this. In interviews, Obama said the mandate was not a tax, but now that the bill is law, he's singing a different tune.
The Obama administration now says the mandate is a tax but they are authorized to order Americans to pay it under the Constitution which gives the government authority to impose taxes “even for purposes that would exceed its powers under other provisions” of the Constitution.
The individual mandate contained in the health care bill is now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and individual organizations.
What this means is, starting in 2014, the government will force Americans to financially support the insurance industry out of your own pockets because the government says the failure of the insurance industry will affect the economy.
If the mandate is deemed Constitutional by the courts, then there will be no limit to the government's authority to levy taxes on Americans to force you to support other industries such as the banking and auto industries.
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade participated in Alonzo Mourning's Zo's Groove All Star game on Sunday (July 18) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The All Star game wasn't exactly all-star. Rajon Rondo of the Celtics was the only other NBA starter on the bench.
Actress Gabrielle Union, left, and somebody named K-Rose, watched Gabby's fiance Dwyane Wade play in the Zo's Groove All Star game in Miami.
Dwyane and Gabby got all dressed up for the Zo's Groove Benefit dinner at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday (July 17) in Miami.
"We're going to be wearing a bullseye. But that's what you play for," Wade said. "We enjoy the bullseye. Plus, there's going to be times when we lose 2-3 games in a row, and it seems like the world has crashed down. You all are going to make it seem like the World Trade [Center] is coming down again, but it's not going to be nothing but a couple basketball games."Read More...
Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union went public with their relationship at The Summer Groove Comedy Jam in Hollywood, FL yesterday. The couple told the press today that they are officially a couple and that today would be their coming out party.
Pop legend (and Cougar) Janet Jackson was photographed on vacation with her young, wealthy boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana, in Sardinia, Italy. Below is a recent photo of the couple together at a fashion show.
She had been shot two or three times, Atlanta Police Maj. Keith Meadows said. "It was not a random act," said Carlos Campos, Atlanta police spokesman, to the media and neighbors assembled outside.
The boyfriend's name has not been released. But according to the AJC, Kingsberry was found in her boyfriend's fourth-floor apartment at the Gramercy at Buckhead Apartments, which the AJC continuously refers to as "distinctive apartment homes."
The AJC reporter paid a great a great deal of attention to Kingsberry's neighbors -- especially Caragh Stichter, 24, a young, pretty blond, who busied herself calling other neighbors in the complex to report the incidence of violent urban crime in their midst.
"Your next door neighbor was shot and killed," she said while on the phone.
“I’ve seen nothing out of the ordinary here,” Stichter told the AJC. “It’s a safe community. You say that it could never happen, but it happened three doors down from me.”
“Everyone is like, ‘We want to break our lease,’” Stichter said.
And that pretty much sums up the story in the AJC. It's not so much about ZaQuavia's tragic death as it is about the "distinctive" Buckhead apartment complex where she died -- and the upper middle class white residents who are stunned that urban violence has hit so close to home.
I was just on your website and I saw the picture of T.I. leaving NYC offices after meetings. The comments that your readers posted about the old white guy standing next to T.I. are hilarious, but please inform your readers that he is none other than David Ritz!!! The author behind the autobiographies of Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles. He is a literary legend and he has made millions off of his books. So he is nobody to make fun of.
If T.I. is getting his assistance with this book, it WILL be a best seller believe me!! Thanks for your posts and please continue to keep us informed.
Rapper T.I. is writing a book! T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., was spotted leaving an office building in NYC yesterday after participating in a meeting with Grand Hustle CEO Jason Geter, right, and others whilst working out details of a book he is in the process of releasing. I wonder if it will be a tell-all book or a book on his life? Isn't T.I. kinda young to be writing an autobiography?
T.I. was scheduled to fly back to Atlanta last night, where he planned to head straight to Aurum nightclub where AG Entertainment Group's Alex Gidewon was celebrating his 40th birthday at a private party (more on that later).
In addition to writing a book, Rémy Martin Cognac recently signed T.I. to develop his own line of cognac!
Update: Find out what T.I. is wearing after the break!
The Dream, real name, Terius Nash, posted an open letter to his estranged wife on his website yesterday.
For the record, I believe this is nothing more than an elaborate publicity stunt orchestrated by The Dream (with the full cooperation of Christina) to boost his record sales.
To date, The Dream's 3rd album Love King, which dropped June 29, has sold a little over 80,000 CDs -- a dismal sales figure when you consider that his previous studio effort, Love vs. Money, sold 151,000 CDs in the first week alone. Love King peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts.
T.I. with sons Messiah, left, and Domani on the set of Drake's music video for "Fancy".
Tiny, the First Lady of Grand Hustle just chillin' on the set
Last night Drizzy closed out his series of videos in Atlanta, Fancy Feat. Swizz Beats and TI. Drake hooked back up with Anthony Mandler again to recapture some of that Over magic and they gotta another visual banger on their hands. It was truly a family affair as the whole Young Money Fam was in the Building people brought they kids out and even TI had his on set as well. Trey Songz and several industry insiders stopped thru to bare witness.The Vibe was just right. I cant release any photos from the actual video till after the video drops but believe me when I tell ya that's its been a min since it was done like this so until then just enjoy these from the set between scene.
Midway through her concert in Nuremberg, Germany last night, pop star Pink took a tumble off stage when her harness failed to be secured properly.
When the news first broke last night that Pink fell from her harness, many of us imagined her thrilling acrobat performance during the 2010 Grammys when she soared effortlessly in the air in a harness about 20 feet off the stage.
But a fan video shot at last night's concert tells a different story: Pink didn't even get two feet off the stage last night. Her harness wasn't secured properly and instead of soaring above the audience Peter Pan style, she was dragged off the left side of the stage and into a barricade.
This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 15:57 CDT (4:57 p.m. EST), shows that oil has stopped flowing from the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, July 15, 2010. BP finally choked off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday — 85 days and up to 184 million gallons after the crisis unfolded — then began a tense 48 hours of watching to see whether the capped-off well would hold or blow a new leak. Engineers will monitor pressure gauges and watch for signs of leaks elsewhere in the well
This is why I don't get my news from blogs. There was a report that pop singer Rihanna reached out to her former lover Chris Brown after his fake breakdown on the 2010 BET Awards. Brown was convicted of beating Rihanna the day of the GRAMMY Awards in early February 2009.
Someone in Chris Brown's camp put out the fake rumor that Rihanna called the convicted woman beater to console him. But Rihanna's rep calls the report a bunch of lies.
We were all a little shocked when we heard that pop star Rihanna was back in touch with her abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown but it appears that the news was a little too weird to be true.
According to Gossip Cop, the "Rude Boy" singer's rep calls the claims that she is talking with Chris "absolutely not true." Maybe it was all just wishful thinking on Chris's part.
The rumor, initially started by a "source" in Heat magazine, claimed that the 22-year-old singer was touched by Chris's tearful tribute to Michael Jackson at the BET Awards and had begun text messaging him. The source even went to add that Rihanna wanted to have a "face-to-face meeting" with the "Forever" singer. Of course, that would be nearly impossible since Chris has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna during his five years of probation. Read More...
Everybody's talking about Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment's ultra private Grand Finale birthday bash at an intimate spot tomorrow night. The party is ultra private at an undisclosed location.
The guest list includes the upper echelon of the music industry: Akon, Young Jeezy, T.I., Jason Geter (Grand Hustle), Kenny Burns, Bu (VP A&R Def Jam), Coach K, Chubbie Baby (promoter), Kinky B (Jeezy's manager).
According to the invite that's just going out today, the dress code is strictly hard bottoms, suited & booted for the men, while the ladies dress code is "Sex in the City" chic. There will be an open bar for everyone and Alex is giving all his celebrity, industry friends a table with 5 or 10 bottles each. Invited guests will be given a bottle of Moët when they walk through the front door.
Alex has already ordered up 250 bottles of Moët (the club only holds 225 guests). So if you're invited, you get a bottle. That's how serious it is!
This post is for industry insiders to be aware that the invites are going out late. So if you know Alex's number, call him and get your name on the list. If not, you can read about the party on my blog on Friday.
Remember: Strict dress code. Definitely everyone must be dressed to the nines. No ball caps or athletic gear. If T.I. is putting on a suit for his boy then everybody should!
Teh Ghey singer Trey Songz probably wishes he never asked rapper Nicki Minaj to jumping on his homoerotic track, "Bottom Ups". Nicki Minaj is getting major props for her rap contribution on "Bottom Ups". The blogosphere has been buzzing about Nicki and not so much about Trey, who was out shined on his own track. I'm hard to please, but even I like Nicki's flow. Even the legendary MC Lyte praised Nicki Minaj's flow while ignoring Trey on his own track. Trey has to be mad!
This is how embarrassing it's gotten: someone made a video of just Nicki's verse on the track -- cutting Trey out completely.
In case you missed Frank Ski’s EXCLUSIVE interview with Ms. Lucille Flenory, mother of BMF’s Big Meech, check it out now.
Ms. Lucille speaks about Rick Ross’ song, B.M.F., Juice, coping with the situation and so much more. As you know, Meech is locked up for life in a federal penitentiary for drug trafficking, murder and other assorted charges.
In the meantime, Meech has become something of a legend in the streets. Rappers like Rick Ross, who isn't very smart, has adopted his image and glorified Big Meech's drug lifestyle in a song titled "B.M.F." The track is horrible but it has become the official street anthem of the Summer (whatever that means). I guess that explains why Hip Hop is dead?