London is buzzing about a royal termination ordered by the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, aka Kate. It seems Kate fired her top hair stylist, James Pryce, for committing the ultimate sin.
Congratulations to friend of the blog Shawn “Tubby” Holiday who was promoted to Senior Vice President of Urban A&R at Columbia Records! Shawn will oversee the recording projects of celebrities such as T.I. “Tip” Harris (who signed a new record deal with Shawn at Columbia), Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, and rapper J. Cole, among others. Shawn previously held the position of SVP of A&R at RCA Records since 2011.
Shawn, pictured above left with T.I. Harris, has worked with superstars such as Akon, Keyshia Cole, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson and Robin Thicke, among others.
Follow Shawn on Twitter.com if you believe you have what it takes to make it in the music business.
Janet Jackson’s husband, Wissam Al Mana, is catching heat for firing a female employee after she reported a rape by a male co-worker. According to the BBC, Marte Deborah Dalelv worked as an interior designer for Al Mana Interiors. The rape incident occurred in March during a business trip to Dubai.
The BBC reports that Dubai police arrested Dalelv and took away her passport after she reported the rape. She was sentenced to 16 months in prison while her alleged rapist was sentenced to 13 months for having an extramarital affair. Under Sharia law, the moral code and religious law of Islam, Dalelv participated in “an extramarital affair” with her rapist. She was convicted for violating that law.
After her conviction, Dalelv was suspended by her bosses at Al Mana interiors. Three weeks later, she received a letter, signed by Al Mana himself, informing her that she was “terminated for misconduct and breach of your employment duties, effective immediately.”
Atlanta based DJ, and friend of the blog, Don Cannon has been named head of A&R at Island Def Jam Records. Cannon will take over the position from rapper/producer The-Dream, who held the job for less than a year. Cannon, 33, has produced music for rap artists such as Ludacris, Outkast, Young Jeezy, T.I., Kanye West, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, and Rick Ross.
After caving to intense pressure from women’s rights groups, the major sports networks began an experiment by hiring sexy women to announce major sports competitions from the sidelines. The experiment failed miserably due to two simple truths: no matter how sexy she is, a feminine voice is too distracting to men while they’re watching testosterone-filled sports. The second simple truth is horny women can’t control their desires around sports Gods like LeBron James.
Today, Comcast SportsNet Chicago announced they were firing a female sports reporter who had a Freudian slip live on the air.
An Applebee’s waitress is out of a job for publicly humiliating a cheapskate pastor who refused to leave her a tip.
Pastor Alois Bell apologized to her congregation and called it a “lapse in my character and judgment” to write, “I give God 10% Why do you get 18″ on her receipt after dining at a St. Louis Applebees.
Rapper Bow Wow finally has a verifiable source of income so he can catch up on his child support payments. I’m just kidding. Bow Wow and Houston native Miss Mykie were named co-hosts of BET’s longest running music video program 106 & Park following the departure of longtime co-hosts Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J.
Bow Wow and Miss Mykie will share hosting duties with Ashanti lookalike Paigion and Soulja Boy lookalike Shorty Da Prince.
Bow Wow, 25, earned the nickname “Mr. 106 & Park” due to his frequent appearances on the youth-oriented show over the years.
AS I told you last month, Miss Mykie was being groomed by BET to take over the hosting duties, according to a well-connected industry insider.
But BET didn’t want you to know that. They wanted you to believe that Miss Mykie was auditioning for the part alongside other hopefuls, when in reality she already had the gig.