Last night, Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 hosted A Very Keri Christmas listening party for 100 contest winners at Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge, where Keri previewed tracks from her upcoming No Boys Allowed album (in stores Dec. 21). Keri showed the crowd how to “Pretty Girl Rock” and explained the inspiration behind each song. Several fans walked away with autographed merchandise and one lucky winner won a Panasonic sound system. ~ Saptosa Foster. Photos: Jazmyne Simmons
Actress Vivica Fox was a guest on the Wendy Williams Show yesterday. She was there to promote her new lacefront line and to discuss her ‘Cheaper to Keep Her’ tour with Brian McKnight in New York City.
The paps showed Viv’s man, Slimm, no respect by cutting him out of all her pics. They didn’t have to do him like that. Slimm is a well-known club promoter here in Atlanta. Photos by: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com
If you haven’t heard yet: Nick Cannon recently announced that his wife Mariah Carey is having twins.
I know, big deal.
Every female celebrity in Hollywood goes to a fertility doctor hoping to have multiple births. We are not impressed by narcissistic actresses who use human babies as props for publicity (unless that actress is Angelina Jolie).
Management at the posh London Hotel in NYC are considering legal action after they learned that a groupie’s hair weave caught on fire in one of their hotel rooms.
Music mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs, 41, had rented the Penthouse Tuesday night for a private party to celebrate the release of his sixth studio album, Last Train To Paris.
The incident occurred in the Penthouse’s master bath, where a groupie was soaking in the tub surrounded by tealight candles. At one point she got too close to one of the candles and her highly flammable weave instantly went up in flames à la Michael Jackson in that famous Pepsi commercial.
The woman was unhurt. But sources say she too may be considering taking legal action against Combs.
The projected 1st week sales for Last Train To Paris is 56,000 copies.
Sources connected with the hotel say they are meeting today to discuss what happened inside Diddy’s hotel room when a model’s hair caught fire. We’re told the incident violates hotel regulations and hotel honchos may ban Diddy permanently from the hotel.
Our sources say hotel management knew nothing about the incident until it was posted on Ustream last night.
The London — the hottest hotel in New York City — is particularly concerned because it attracts a huge number of high-profile clients, and management wants everyone who stays there to know the hotel is a safe place.
As one hotel honcho fumed, “We are not happy with Diddy.”
Singer Ciara celebrated the release of her album Basic Instinct at Drai’s Hollywood Enhanced by Microsoft Tag in Hollywood, CA last night. CiCi’s preliminary sales figures came out yesterday. She will sell at least 45k the first week, which is not bad at all in this economy.
I hear Ciara was thrilled and relieved beyond belief to know that she didn’t do Soulja Boy numbers. Ciara actually outsold the braggadocios rapper by 30k! In the meantime, Soulja Boy himself seems to have fallen off the face of the planet since setting the industry standard for the lowest sales by a B-list rapper ever: 15k.
CiCi and her hunky bodyguard/boyfriend were seen shopping in Los Angeles yesterday. I don’t know why Ciara told that lie that she never dated rapper 50 Cent. We all know for a fact that the two once dated. Maybe she’s trying to distance herself from his recent, embarrassing attention-grabbing antics on Twitter?
According to my nephews over at TGJ, singer Ciara finally performed her hit single “Gimmie Dat” live on the Ellen Show today. The athletic 25-year-old’s 4th studio CD, Basic Instinct, dropped yesterday. Did you buy it?
Legendary egomaniac Sean Combs’ latest publicity stunt has many New York subway riders confused and bewildered.
According to the NY Daily News, signs at entrances to the Prince St. and Spring St. subway stations in Manhattan were artfully altered Tuesday to read “Last Train to Paris 12.14.10,” in reference to the release date of the Diddy-Dirty Money album yesterday.
Immediately after the signs were switched out, subway riders began calling the NY Daily News with complaints.
People dressed as train conductors also took to stations and hollered, “All aboard! Last train to Paris!” Inevitably, the switcheroo confused some tourists. “It could definitely mess me up. It’s my first time in the subway,” Virginian Katie Hubbell, 20, complained in the N.Y. Daily News. “Paris could be a part of the city.” Said a Prince St. station worker as he removed one of the signs, “It’s stupid. The signs confuse people. We have a lot of tourists. They don’t know. This is just confusing people.”
Combs is pulling out all the stops to prevent his sixth studio album from bombing like his previous musical projects have. Insiders say Combs has spent over $1 million promoting the Dirty Money album. According to industry estimates, the CD is on pace to sell 56K in the first week.
Music producer Pharrell Williams invited photographer Todd Selby into his $14 million Miami penthouse to take pictures of his collection of ‘Family Guy’ art, Bape statues and other toys… yes, toys. Pharrell, who coined the term “kidult” is another one of those rich oddballs who refuses to grow up.
Any woman walking into a grown man’s home should be immediately suspicious of him if she sees a bunch of toys lying around in a space where there are no children present. There is nothing cute about decorating your home to make it attractive to little children (à la Michael Jackson).
Singer Keyshia Cole visited The Wendy Williams Show to promote her CD, Calling All Hearts, yesterday. LOVE the Louis Vuitton scarf! Calling All Hearts drops next Tuesday, Dec. 21. Photo: Splash News Online
Now that rapper Lil Wayne is drug-free, he’s starting to enjoy the simpler things in life, such as watching the birds fly and the children play — and getting in a round of bowling at the PBA Chris Paul Celebrity Bowling Invitational at Riverboat Lanes in New Orleans yesterday.