Beyoncé Knowles was photographed getting out of a car in New York City earlier today. The 30-year-old singer appeared to be wearing the same baby bump prosthetic that she wore on the MTV VMAs on August 28. We do wish Julius would act more like a bodyguard and stop treating Beyoncé like she's handicapped. Photos: Guillermo Bosch/INFphoto.com
Oh, wait, that's not Nahla Aubry's daddy, Gabriel Aubry. That's Halle Berry's current boyfriend, Olivier Martinez -- one of many men who will drift through Halle's life over the coming years. Halle, Martinez and Nahla enjoyed some quality time in a small town on the Island of Palma de Mallorca, Spain yesterday.
We have no doubt that Halle loves Olivier (at least until the erotic effects of the dopamine wears off). But is it appropriate for Halle to allow her daughter to get close to every man who hangs his hat on Halle's bedpost? What kind of message is she sending to Nahla about casual relationships and sex before marriage?
BK2ATLMAN and a guest will dine with T.I. and other invited guests at the 1st Annual "A King Of Oneself" Brunch hosted by T.I. and Amar'e Stoudemire this Sunday (Oct. 2) at a private location! He will receive a bottle of Ciroc courtesy of Sean "Diddy" Combs. He will also be measured for a special gift from T.I.'s AKOO clothing line. This brunch will be an event that he will never forget!
Special thanks to Grand Hustle, Ciroc, Beats By Dre and MusicbusinessPolitics!
Emerging fashion icon Ciara, 25, wore Hellmuth diamond earrings and rings to the Barbara Bui Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week yesterday. Ciara stunned everyone with her retro cat eye makeup and curve fitting Barbara Bui outfit.
First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a hat and sunglasses, made a quick dash to her neighborhood Target to pick up a few common household items. Of course there's nothing common about Michelle Obama, who was shadowed by a Secret Service agent pretending to be a shopper (the man standing behind her). Mrs. Obama was accompanied by her personal assistant (the LSLH chick) who carried her bags and checked messages on both of Mrs. Obama's cell phones.
First Lady communications director Kristina Schake explained, "It is not uncommon for the First Lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates."
A former President Clinton adviser says U.S. President Barack Obama will give in to pressure from Democrat leaders and bow out of the 2012 presidential race.
Clinton's former campaign manager Dick Morris stated that the Democrats no longer have confidence in Obama's leadership skills.
In an interview with conservative radio icon Sean Hannity, Morris said, “I asked a top Democratic strategist the other day and he thought that it was possible that, in January, Harry Reid comes to Obama and says, ‘Look you cost us control of the House last year, you’re going to cost us control of the Senate this year. For the good of the party you have to step aside’” said Morris.
it is “very possible” that President Obama might acquiesce to requests from the Democratic leadership in Congress and bow out of the 2012 race, leaving the door open for him to return sometime in the future.
Rapper T.I. was released from an Atlanta halfway house this morning where he finished up a 11 month sentence for violating his probation. T.I. turned 31 last weekend, but he plans a series of parties to celebrate his birthday. The BET Hip Hop awards is also this weekend in Atlanta and there will be parties all over the city. But the biggest tickets in town are the ones to T.I.'s parties.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, T.I. will join his family and friends for a private brunch hosted by T.I. and NY Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire!
The brunch is sponsored by AKOO, Ciroc, Beats by Dre and MusicBusinessPolitics. Sandrarose.com was given two VIP invites for one lucky reader and a guest to attend T.I.'s AKOO brunch on Sunday!
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His 34th birthday is not until October 12, but rapper Young Jeezy decided to start the celebration early with a bash last night at the newest industry nightspot, Frank Ski's Restaurant and Lounge in midtown. Photos by ExclusiveAccess.net
The icing on Jeezy's birthday cake reads "The world is your turf, Happy G Day"
The BET Hip Hop Awards weekend kicked off last night with ASCAP's Legends Ball held at the W Hotel in Atlanta, honoring the music legends who have given back to the Atlanta community. ASCAP Rhythm & Soul and Ford & Lincoln Motor company brought together the brightest minds in music and charity for a night of conversation and music at the wonderful W Hotel in Atlanta.
The woman most responsible for the rise of Hip Hop as an internationally recognized music genre has passed away. Sylvia Robinson died of congestive heart failure at 6:28 a.m. today in a New Jersey hospital. She was 75.
Ms. Robinson is best known for producing both Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five's "The Message" on her independent Sugar Hill Records label.
The beautiful founder and CEO of Sugar Hill Records was also a noted singer in her own right. Her singles "Pillow Talk" and "Love Is Strange" were both staples on urban radio in the seventies.
Her unconventional use of sampling in "Rapper's Delight" led to Ms Robinson being known as the "mother of hip-hip." Ms. Robinson opened the door for many black women in the music industry. Because of her, black female executives dominated the urban music industry in the 80s and 90s.
Watch Ms. Robinson perform "Pillow Talk" on Soul Train after the break
Young Money Records owner Lil Wayne put the smack down on his employee, Drake, during a cover interview for VIBE magazine's October/November issue, due out in October.
When VIBE asked the platinum rapper if he felt intimidated by Drake's meteoric success, Weezy' revealed his own insecurity:
VIBE: You mentioned how humbled you were at the success of "She Will." Drake, who wrote and performs the song's chorus, has now become a platinum star in his own right. Do you look at the guy and say, "Wow, I helped create a monster, I have to stay on my toes"?
LIL WAYNE: I don't look at it like that. Drake is my artist. If he wasn't my artist, then yeah maybe. But that's my artist. He's not [just] a friend. We're more than friends. It's business. It would be impossible for it to be a competition. I mean, I'm the guy's boss.
Celebrity twin Tia Mowry-Hardrict may have outed her bestie, Queen Latifah, on the Wendy Williams Show. 'The Game' star and her twin sister, Tamera Mowry-Housley, 33, appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday to promote their reality show. We love Wendy because she's an expert at tricking her guests into saying what we really want to hear.
Click the image above (or click here) to watch as Tia gets tongue tied when Wendy asks her if personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins is Queen Latifah's "old friend."
Watch as Tia laughs nervously and Tamera glares at Wendy like she wants to slap her!
The look on Tia's face says it all! We only wish Wendy would have followed up with, "I didn't know you stutter, Tia."
A new song has leaked from R&B Diva Monica's upcoming album, New Life, titled "Do It All Again". The track is produced by Norwegian producers Stargate. According to Toya, the producers sampled the hell out of their Beyonce "Irreplaceable" track.
In the song, Mo regrets not going that extra mile to save a past relationship. New Life hits stores on November 29.
When R&B crooner/actor Tyrese took to Twitter.com, tweeting his 2 million followers about being kicked out of a radio station, we knew he was lying. The male attention whore complained that Delaware's WJKS-FM kicked him off the air earlier this week for objecting to the location of a liquor store across the street from a school.
The station's general manager, Tony Q, spoke up about the incident today, and, of course, his account differs greatly from Tyrese's story.
In a long letter posted on the WJKS-FM website, Mr. Q stated that the singer was shown the door for being rude to the DJ and for promoting a concert on the air without prior authorization.
You came on lecturing our listeners, you then asked the DJ if we had any listeners. What kind of question was that if we had any listeners. Then you went right into promoting your big night at the University of Delaware. You received the full air time you deserved. We did not cut off your mike, we did not let the audiences know that the interview was over but you did. You couldn't wait to tweet your words all over and let people believe that you were kicked off because you were talking about liquor store, that was not the reason. You got away with taking advantage of the only remaining independent station in the North East.
According to Mr. Q, Tyrese disrespected Delawareans on the air and, after the interview, he was kicked out of a Doubletree Hotel for causing a commotion. The station has retaliated by removing Tyrese's current single, "Stay", from rotation, as well as removing the singer's entire music catalogue from the air.
Read the entire letter after the break (thanks Snitch):
Michael Jackson's personal assistant took the witness stand on the second day of Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles.
Michael Amir Williams testified that Jackson's former doctor called him frantically on the morning of June 25, 2009 begging him to send help for Jackson, who lay dying in the bedroom of a rented Holmby Hill mansion.
"He said, 'Get here right away, Mr. Jackson had a bad reaction. Get somebody up here immediately,''' Williams said.
Williams testified that he called Jackson's bodyguard, Alberto Alvarez, who was outside, and told him to get up to the 2nd floor bedroom to check on Jackson.
Williams said Jackson had previously given strict orders that only Jackson and the children were allowed on the 2nd floor of the mansion.
"I told [Alvarez], 'I don't know what's going on, but you have to go inside the house,'" said Williams. "I remember him walking, and I said, 'Are you there, yet.' He said, 'No.' I said, 'Well run, hurry.'"