Poor Young Jeezy: his victorious comeback TM 103 promo concert in New York City drew such Hip Hop heavyweights as Jay Z and Kanye West to the stage on Monday. But his big comeback was marred by an incident that occurred 2 days before the concert. According to celebrity blogger Michelle of Straightfromthea.com, the Thug Motivation rapper was pulled over and almost arrested in upscale Buckhead (an Atlanta suburb) on Saturday, July 24.
Michelle posted these Exclusive pictures of Jeezy being harassed by the Atlanta PD. Jeezy seems to be taking it well as he calmly explains his situation to the cops. We don’t know the details of Jeezy’s traffic infraction, or if he was even ticketed. It’s almost a routine occurrence to be pulled over if you’re driving while Black in Buckhead. Especially if you’re behind the wheel of a brand new $150,000 Ferrari California.
According to Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal’s Radio & TV Talk Blog, the Mo’Nique Show has been canceled. That’s too bad. We never got the chance to watch it…
Earlier today, I heard that “The Mo’Nique Show” had been axed. I had sent an email out to various BET publicists to ask what was up. No word back.
At about 1:30 p.m., I called Rodney Perry, who was Mo’Nique’s sidekick on the show. He said he was running into a meeting and didn’t answer my question. While I was at lunch over at the mall court, at 1:40 p.m. EST, he texted me: “I was told indefinite hiatus.”
That’s a euphemism for canceled.
In an interview I did at 2:40 p.m., the stand-up comic said he enjoyed the experience working with Mo’Nique. “I’m selling out shows now,” he said. “That’s a win.” He heard the news from Mo’Nique’s husband but hasn’t spoken to the Oscar-winning actress yet. (He wouldn’t say when he knew about this, implying he has known for awhile.)
The trailer for the sci-fi action flick Battleship has hit the Internets, featuring singer Rihanna in her first acting role. First of all, you only see a fleeting glimpse of Rihanna wearing her battle fatigues after the 1:10 mark (if you blink, you miss her); and secondly, Battleship is clearly targeted to the hormone-driven, online gaming crowd under the age of 16.
There’s nothing to see here.
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Antonia “Toya” Carter and MempHitz tied the knot earlier this year in an intimate ceremony in a suburb of Atlanta. The wedding was shown in last night’s episode.
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Singer Keri Hilson was spotted outside the New York offices of Elle magazine yesterday. Is it just us or does Keri look distraught? Yesterday we reached out to Keri Hilson’s camp to offer words of encouragement after she was unmercifully dragged all over the social networking site Twitter.com for tweeting an insensitive message about deceased singer Amy Winehouse.
If anyone knows how it feels to be brutally ripped apart on Twitter for no reason, it’s your auntie. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get through to anyone in Keri’s camp, but we’ll keep trying. Hold your head up, girl!
Kim Kardashian was spotted leaving the Agent Provocateur store in Los Angeles, California yesterday with a huge gold shopping bag full of goodies. The store accommodated the soon-to-be wife of NBA star Kris Humphries by opening up after hours just so she could shop in peace (and spends thousands of dollars in reality TV show cash).
One of rap mogul Sean Combs’ concubines, Kim Porter, was seen leaving the Villa Blanca restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA where she dined with friends yesterday. The 45-year-old beauty spends her days leisurely shopping for trinkets while her brood are in school. Porter and her kids live in a 9,655-square-foot, six bedroom mansion that Combs purchased for her in Toluca Lake, California.
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Songstress Mariah Carey-Cannon loves everything about her Marriah Carey Collection. The Diva spent 8 hours on the Home Shopping Network hawking her wares earlier this week. Some say she was drunk on live television, but it may just be that Carey was drunk off the sweet smell of success? Her exclusive collection of Target-style clothing, shoes and fragrances are selling quite well, thank you.
Anyway, Rich over at fourfour blog (he also writes for the VH1 entertainment blog) put together this 5-minute clip of the hundreds of times Carey mentions the word “love” during the show. Enjoy.
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They were with her ’til the end: Amy Winehouse’s five bodyguards took turns guarding her while she was alive. But they couldn’t save her when Winehouse, 27, died of a drug overdose early Saturday in her $4 million London flat. Yesterday, the day of her funeral, the 5 men joined together one last time to accompany her body to the Golders Green crematorium where she was cremated, per Jewish custom. Afterwards, they posed with a box containing her ashes.
The man in the center of the photo is Andrew Morris, the bodyguard who found Amy’s lifeless body in her bed on Saturday. He’s the one who called for an ambulance, though no one could save her. An autopsy performed on Winehouse the day after her body was found was inconclusive.