The hapless LA Lakers 5-game losing streak skidded to a halt last night when they played San Antonio Spur's bench at Staples Arena. Even though the Spurs coach sat his starting line-up so they could rest before the playoffs, Kobe and the Lakers still struggled to eke out a win against the Spurs bench.
But it was what Kobe said to a ref midway through the 3rd quarter that has tongues wagging all over the blogosphere:
Bryant, who is notorious for being the NBA's biggest cry baby, stormed back to the bench, punched a chair and threw down a towel before calling referee Bernie Adams a "f*cking faggot."
His homophobic tirade was caught live on TNT's national telecast of the key Western Conference battle with the San Antonio Spurs.
TNT announcer Steve Kerr was shocked at Bryant's latest display of unsportsmanlike conduct. "You might wanna take the cameras off of him right now, for the children watching from home," he told the TV production crew.
Let's see if the NBA suspends this prima donna after the GLAAD folks start protesting outside the arena.
The Smoking Gun leaked the official police report that graphically details Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee's homosexual liaison with a 20-year-old male street walker last week.
Mister Cee, whose real name is Calvin Lebrun, 42, was charged with public indecency, lewdness and exposure on March 30 at 3:55 a.m.
According to the report, Lebrun and Lawrence Campbell, 20, were in a parked car on the corner of Watts and West streets in NYC when a police officer on routine patrol spotted them.
Officer Lindsay Agard's detailed description left no doubt as to what LeBrun and Campbell were doing.
Agard observed defendant Campbell manipulating defendant Lebrun's "exposed, naked, and erect penis" in a public place where he might "readily be observed."
The officer wrote that Campbell's mouth and lips were firmly attached to Lebrun's penis "in an up-and-down motion consistent with oral sex."
This account flies in the face of what Lebrun said actually happened that morning. In a series of angry tweets on his Twitter account, Lebrun lashed out at his "haters" and claimed that he was alone in his car when he was arrested.
He also accused the NY police department of operating a hip hop task force that targets rappers -- even though he himself is a little known DJ.
Lebrun locked up his Twitter page tighter than a drum after the report was posted online yesterday.
Mister Cee, who is married, is an example of black men who use black women to justify their sick, twisted lifestyles. And when confronted with the truth, they reject the facts and refuse to take responsibility for their actions.
These men often run in packs of home boys who share the same disturbing values and convince each other that black women are undeserving of their love and respect.
When this story first broke, popular Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex -- who was arrested earlier this year for assaulting his wife -- was quick to rush to Lebrun's defense. Troubled rapper 50 Cent, who discards women like used condoms, also defended Lebrun.
Honolulu police have announced the arrest of U.S. President Barack Obama's best golfing buddy for prostitution.
Police say Robert "Bobby" Titcomb, was arrested Monday, April 4, and charged with solicitation after he approached an undercover police officer who was posing as a prostitute. Titcomb, who is married, was released on $500 bond.
When this news first broke yesterday, I said to myself, "there's no way Obama will be re-elected."
Why would they arrest the best friend of the sitting president of the United States for prostitution now when you know it's not his first time soliciting prostitutes?
The timing is very suspect. Obama announced his bid for re-election on Monday.
Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting operation in Honolulu. But it's clear that they were only after one man. The question is, who ordered the undercover sting operation?
Grand Hustle rapper Yung Dro released his first music video for "Polo Down" off his mixtape, "I Co-Sign Myself."Click here to see the vid.
In the video, Dro waxes poetic about his love for the high priced Ralph Lauren Polo line. While he is known for his lucid raps about everything from Polo button downs to home grown kush, it is Dro's sexual preferences that's raising eyebrows this morning.
Yesterday, a random groupie tweeted a series of private messages that were allegedly sent from Yung Dro to her DM box. One message in particular caught everyone's eye because it was in reference to fellow Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka.
In the message, Dro allegedly requested a 3-some between himself, the groupie and Waka. Particular attention was paid to the abnormal size of Waka's peen. Dro goes by the username @dropolo on Twitter.com.
Normally we wouldn't entertain such filth on this blog, but Dro didn't exactly deny the authenticity of the private tweets in his profanity-laced responses to the groupie on Twitter. But he did vigorously defend his heterosexuality.
Exposing online conversations that are meant to be private is par for the course on Twitter. Many a rapper's come hither DMs (direct messages) have been exposed by aspiring jump offs. You would think that rappers would be a little more cautious about how much they reveal to total strangers in the DM (Direct Message) box?
While I don't for one second believe that Dro is Down Low or Teh Ghey -- this information does lead one to wonder if men are indeed as interested in the size of another man's junk as the next woman.
After a lot of small talk about Carmelo going to New York from Denver, MIss Yee finally got down to business.
When asked if she had "that talk" with her husband about not embarrassing her with NY's ample groupies, Lala said: "I don't have to have that talk. I would hope after almost eight years he has enough respect for me not to do that."
Yee asked Lala if she could accept Carmelo cheating if he did it discretely.
Lala responded, "If he's doing it discretely, do a good job. 'Cause when I find out all hail is gone break loose!"
Then Yee asked the question that we've all been anxious to hear the answer to: "What about that love child?"
But instead of addressing the question openly and honestly, Lala simply laughed it off, saying she wasn't aware of any baby that her hubby spawned outside of their marriage.
"If I knew about a baby... first of all, what kind of woman would it make me to say 'hide your kid?'"
Ex NY Giants star Lawrence Taylor was sentenced yesterday to six months probation for soliciting sex from an underaged prostitute in May 2010.
The 16-year-old sex worker who received $300 from the former football great in exchange for sexual favors, now wants to really get paid.
Taylor, 52, was accompanied to court yesterday by his beautiful wife, Lynette. The couple have a 5-year-old son together.
Holding a press conference outside the court after the sentencing was Christina Fierro, now 17, and her famed attorney Gloria Allred. Although Allred didn't mention a lawsuit, her mere presence suggests that one is in the works.
In the meantime, Taylor appeared on Fox News' Studio B with Shephard Smith last night, where he said "everybody" solicits sex from prostitutes.
"It's the oldest profession in the world," he said. "Everybody does it."
Taylor added: "I am not the cause of prostitution - I didn't pick her up in no playground, she wasn't hiding behind a school bus, this is a working girl who came to my room.
"Its the world of prostitution you never what you are going to get. I don't card them, I don't ask for a birth certificate," he said referring to the fact that Fierro told him she was 19.
"I had been on the road 10- 11 days, I made a phone call to a friend of mine and he made a phone call."
But Fierro says she's a victim -- not a prostitute -- who was forced to go to Taylor's room by her pimp, a hardened criminal who was later arrested and jailed.
Fierro accused Taylor of taking "something precious" from her when she was only 16-years-old. She said she believes Taylor knew she had been beaten by her pimp and was underage.
Taylor, who must register as a sex offender, will have another hearing on April 12 to decide at what level he will be classified on the sex offender register.
According to a loyal reader who works for ABC Network, higher ups at the network are "exploring" pressing charges against Chris Brown for busting out a window at the NY studios where 'Good Morning America' is taped.
The incident occurred this morning when Brown, 21, flew into a rage after co-host Robin Roberts questioned him about his violent assault against Rihanna in 2009. Brown, whose current album F.A.M.E. (forgiving all my enemies) dropped today, has documented anger issues with women.
Rather than assault Ms. Roberts, which surely would have happened had they been alone, Brown vented his rage on a dressing room window.
I can't post the contents of my source's email, but I can paraphrase it, per her request.
She wrote that ABC execs are "exploring pressing charges," because they have "no tolerance" for Brown's behavior. She said no crime has been determined yet.
She also wrote (I think) that ABC brass are in communication with Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, and that Geragos is worried that ABC will press charges.
She said ABC execs are holding back on pressing charges in the hopes that Brown will come back on the show -- once he's calmed down -- to give a proper accounting for his behavior. ABC believes that Brown's interview would be a "ratings blockbuster" for ABC.
The ABC source indicated in her email that Geragos is hinting that Brown will not come back on the show if ABC goes ahead with plans to press charges against him.
The source also expressed sympathy for her colleague, Robin Roberts, who has "been through hell and high water."
According to celebrity blogger Michelle over at Straight From The A blog, if you even think about purchasing that sex tape featuring Tameka Foster (allegedly) slamming her ex-husband Usher's back out -- you will face ramifications and repercussions.
Usher's attorney, the esteemed Mark Geragos, has sent out a new round of emails containing language meant to scare the living hail out of those bloggers who scare easily.
This new email (and all the legal hoopla that preceded it) all but confirms the existence of said sex tape. Usher must really be scared of what's on this sex tape. If the rumors are true, he wouldn't be the first male celebrity who likes to be mounted and rode into the sunset by his woman.
According to Bossip (via TerezOwens), NY Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony had a good reason to want to be traded to New York, he has a love child there.
While I applaud all men who at least acknowledge their out of wedlock children, Carmelo is a dirty dog for doing this to Lala. He knows how insecure she is as evidenced by her increasing dependence on plastic surgery. This will only send her spiraling deeper into depression. Poor thing.
Supposedly there was a hidden reason behind Melo getting shipped to the Knicks…My source tells me that a big perk of his trade to the New York is he can now have more quality time with his side baby, by a woman in the New York area. My Sources say that the child is 11 months old and that when his then girlfriend (now wife) LaLa Vazquez found out about the pregnancy she gave him the ultimatum of marriage or a very messy break up. My source goes on to say…”People don’t even know the half of it. Just because her life is in the limelight, LaLa thinks Carmelo wouldn’t do anything to ruin there image in the public eye…which is not the case. I know for a FACT, he’s not faithful. Melo is a sweet talker and his sex game is on point…I’m not proud of what I did, but I’m not the first and certainly not the last”
There's yet another bizarre twist in the ongoing Usher/Tameka Foster sex tape scandal. According to TMZ.com, pr0n king Steve Hirsch, who owns Vivid Entertainment, is contemplating purchasing the sex tape to conceal it's contents from the public.
As I told you, a confidential source informed me that the tape contained a graphic scene involving a sex toy that is usually secured to a female's pelvic area by the use of straps. I can't go into more detail because this is a family-oriented blog.
But according to TMZ, Hirsch is willing to save Usher the embarrassment by purchasing the tape to prevent that scene from ever going public. What a great guy.
TMZ has obtained a copy of a letter Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch sent to Usher -- and shockingly ... Hirsch offers to help Usher STOP distribution of the tape.
Mind you ... Hirsch is the guy who put out Kim K, Kendra Wilkinson and Montana Fishburne's sex tapes -- but in the letter to Ush he says, "As a result of this being an intimate and very personal tape we can certainly understand why you would want to stop its distribution."
Hirsch goes on to say he's shut down "many celebrity sex tapes" ... and claims he's willing to do the same for Usher.
Singer Chris Brown, 21, showed terrible form as he attempted a slam dunk during the E League Media Day basketball game sponsored by New Era Cap on Sunday (Mar. 6) in Santa Monica, CA. Speaking of terrible form, industry insiders are still scratching their heads wondering why Brown leaked a photo of his pathetic peen just to boost album sales. How pitiful does a man (or in this case, a boy) have to be to disrespect his entire fan base for his own selfish needs? Brown, who dyed his hair blond last week, appeared completely naked in the photo that was leaked to the online video streaming site, Worldstar Hip Hop. Brown's hair was blond in the photo, yet the caption stated an "old girlfriend" of Brown's leaked the graphic image. Brown's current girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, tweeted a one word response to the hoopla surrounding the leaked peen photo: "Wow."
Drake, 24, hosted the Chateau Nightclub & Gardens Grand opening party on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Why is he growing his hair out just because Jay Z is growing his out? Can these rappers do anything on their own?
Rapper Fabolous, 33, was one of the celebs at courtside watching the New York Knicks hand the Atlanta Hawks another win at Philips Arena yesterday. The Hawks can't buy a win against the blazing Knicks, despite the fact that Carmelo and his teammate Chauncey Billups partied the night before at the one year anniversary of Wet Willies in Atlanta on Saturday, Mar. 5.
Former America's Top Model contestant Toccara Jones attended the New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks basketball game at Philips Arena yesterday.
Aren't you glad there are still a few morally intact bloggers left who don't sensationalize every false story that comes along? Your auntie ignored the hysteria that erupted yesterday when images surfaced online of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina supposedly snorting cocaine.
Bobbi, who turns 18 next week, is a mature, intelligent young lady who would never break her parents' hearts by abusing drugs. The budding actress turned to her Twitter page today to clear her name.
I believe her:
The pictures_a former very dear person to me did this. Set me up to make it look exactly what it looks like. God will smite them yes..But it’s really not what it looks like.. People will do anything for money which is extremely sad, and I’m very hurt by this.Thing’s people do these days to hurt others is a shame. All I can do now, is keep my head up high, keep looking towards the lord.All the lord is telling me is be still. That’s all, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. #BeStill.
I love my family so much. My mom just comforted me to the max, and I’m so thankful for her. Thank you so much lord for blessing me with an Phenomenal family and incredibly phenomenal mother. Thank you for giving me the strength to move forward and put things in the past.
And the person that did this was a result of a horrible relationship that went sour. I was in love_ he was in love with money. I’ve learned My lesson. I’m so much greater and blessed for it today, and I believe nothing less. That is the last I will speak of this, let’s praise god And be greatful and thankful for your family, and people that truly love you, strength, courage, and life lessons learned. GodblessUall
I tried to ignore this story because I don't want to analyze every stupid thing that Beyonce does. But this story has grown to such mammoth proportions that it can no longer be ignored.
Photos of Beyonce in blackface has created a storm of controversy around the world. According to British tabloid The Sun, the controversial photoshoot, which features Bey's face painted darker than African model Alek wek, has been defended by the magazine that shot them. The editors say the entire photo shoot was a tribute to Bey's "African roots" and that the blackface was partially Beyonce's idea.
"The designs are all reflective of the African influence on fashion this season," the magazine said in a statement. "As for the artistic make-up, the inspiration came from several African rituals during which paint is used on the face."
But critics shot back that Beyonce's use of blackface as a fashion accessory for a photo shoot is offensive.
The pictures were supposed to be a tribute to Nigerian musician and human rights activist FELA KUTI.
Bey's husband JAY-Z is producer of the Broadway show Fela! which the singer has recently seen.
And she was so inspired by the music that she's even incorporated the musician's sounds into tracks on her upcoming album.
Although there has been no comment from the diva's camp, it's not the first time her skin tone has raised a furore.
R&B singer Usher was dragged over the coals by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on his AC 360 show last night. Anderson put Beyonce, Usher and Mariah Carey on blast for performing for the son of murderous dictator Moammar Ghadafi. Even though the performances occurred years ago, the trio are back in the spotlight due to the Libyan protests. It's a shame that our black artists are recognized for accepting blood money from a murderer when white artists reportedly declined to perform. Cooper reached out to the reps of all 3 stars but they politely declined to comment. That says a lot about our people and the greed that permeates the recording industry. Usher was spotted leaving the Beatles themed 'Hard Days Night' hotel in Liverpool, UK, today to head to the city's Echo Arena to perform the next night of his OMG tour.
Multimedia personality and socialite LaLa Vazquez was seen leaving her NY hotel yesterday wearing cobalt blue Christian Louboutin peep toe heels. She was on the way to watch her husband, Carmelo Anthony, play his first game as a member of the New York Knickerbockers. The Knicks easily manhandled Milwaukee by a score of 114-108. They won't have it so easy when they travel to Miami on Sunday to play LeBron James and the Miami Heat who are on fiya right now.
Make-up free Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh are seen leaving a police training center in Miami, Florida where they are training for their television series 'Charlie's Angels' filming in Miami. Inside the facility, the girls were seen donning full S.W.A.T Team gear and doing push-ups while being yelled at drill team style. I'll be watching just to see Minka and Annie kick butt.
It turns out that Shaquille O'Neal's ex-baby mama, Shaunie O'Neal, is just as low down and dirty as Shaq said she was before she ran off with all his money and a much younger man. It's amazing that Shaq had 4 kids with this woman before he realized how ambitious and messy she was. But I digress.
As you know, Miss Jones broke the story about Paige carrying Mr. Ochocinco's fifth baby. Of course denials abounded on Twitter, but Ochocinco, 33, has yet to formally deny the allegations himself. Besides that, Miss Jones has irrefutable proof that I can't share with you guys at this time for legal reasons.
But there's more to this sordid story.
According to Miss Jones, Shaunie, 35, offered Paige an undisclosed sum of cash to be quiet about Ochocinco running all up inside her raw while he was supposed to be planning his nuptials to "Basketball Wives" franchise star, Evelyn Lozada, 41.
But apparently, Shaunie's cash offer wasn't enough, so Paige politely declined. Good for her. If they really want to shut her up they'd better publicly acknowledge her seed. All a pregnant groupie wants is a little respect from her seed donor, who in this case is Chad Ochocinco.
It seems that Shaunie realizes her carefully constructed empire will crumble once the public finds out that Chad and Evelyn are not a real couple -- and that their real goal all along was to have several spin-off shows from "Basketball Wives" so they can all eat cake when it's not even their birthdays.
Though Evelyn and Chad's relationship is a complete sham, I don't doubt that Chad is tapping Evelyn's back every now and then while it's convenient -- and because Evelyn really does have a thing for him, but he's not feeling her like that. Something tells me this story will not end well for all parties involved.
Just one day after esteemed celebrity photographer David LaChapelle filed a lawsuit against Rihanna for stealing his concepts for her much-maligned video "S&M", she is now under attack by a lesser known photographer who is also accusing her of theft.
In the suit, according to Reuters, LaChapelle says that “the music video is directly derived from and substantially similar to the LaChapelle works.” He is asking for unspecified damages. The suit was filed Feb. 14 in New York City.
In addition to wholesale copying and reenacting of LaChapelle's famous work in her video, Rihanna, 22, now stands accused of copying the infamous "media room" scene from Philipp Paulus, a German photographer’s photo shoot.
Rihanna will learn that there's a fine line between paying homage to famous art photographers and completely ripping off their work without crediting them.
Fresh from dealing with all the negative press that 'S&M' attracted due to the nature of its lyrics and video, Rihanna could now have another controversy to deal with.
According to an unnamed source, a German photographer has come forward to claim that the idea behind the 'S&M' music video was partially copied from his fashion editorial called 'PAPERWORLD.' The nineteen year old photographer named Philip Paulus, claims that he shot the editorial in August 2010, and TEAM-Rihanna has completely copied his idea in one of the 'S&M' scenes, with no respect to the copyright laws.
Does this remind you of another notorious, no-talented thief in the music industry? I don't feel sorry for Rihanna at all. I actually feel relieved that I no longer have to defend her from my sensible readers who knew she was a fraud all along.
Apparently, anyone can be elected mayor of Dallas.
The uproar that ensued when people found out that Dallas' next mayor gave Mike Vick the key to the city, died down quickly when the city took the key back.
Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway presented Vick with the key to the city sometime last week prior to the Superbowl game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Caraway, who doesn't seem very smart, said he believed “a great majority” of the people of Dallas would have supported his decision, despite Vick’s conviction and jail time served for running a vicious dog fighting ring.
Caraway – who is poised to step in as Dallas mayor when Mayor Tom Leppert leaves office – did not say exactly where he was (“somewhere downtown” and “one of the clubs”) or exactly who was sponsoring the event where he handed Vick a key to the city. He said the event occurred around 5 p.m. with children in attendance.
“I gave it to him, sure I did. The wayward children that were there needed to have hope,” he told the media after realizing his error.
The current Mayor Tom Leppert was furious about the civic honor bestowed upon Vick without his permission or knowledge. In a tersely written statement, he said:
“The action taken was not sanctioned by my office and was not an official ceremonial honor on behalf of the City of Dallas. Official Keys to the City are presented by the Mayor, or an elected official designated by the Mayor, and reserved, on a limited basis, for an elected official of international status. Clearly, this was not the case in this situation and done without my knowledge or approval.” Source
As fate would have it, the same man who adopted Mel, one of Vick's canine victims, went to the ceremony to confront Vick and show him a picture of the dog.
But of course, the coward walked away.
Click the link below to watch the video of the confrontation
The latest missile has been fired in the ongoing custody battle between Halle Berry, 44, and her ex-boyfriend, underwear model Gabriel Aubry, 35.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, sources say Gabe "goes nuts" whenever someone refers to his 2-year-old daughter Nahla as black.
Sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ ... whenever Gabriel would read a story about Nahla that referred to her as "black," he would go off, insisting his baby was white. We're told Gabriel would tell Halle and others they should demand a "retraction" when such references were made regarding his daughter.
I'm going to have to agree with him there.
Nahla is not black. If anything she's biracial or mixed, but she's definitely not black. I don't see that as a problem -- if it's true.
But sources also tell TMZ that Gabe once called Halle a "ni**ga" - indicating that he might be a racist. That would be dead wrong if he called her the N-word in front of their child. Not that Nahla even knows that the word is offensive. But you can imagine the manner in which the N-word was delivered. No wonder the kid is terrified whenever daddy and mommy get together.
The woman who claims she was in an intimate relationship with pop star Rihanna has turned up the heat by leaking topless pics of herself mimicking pics that chris brown leaked of Rihanna last year.
For some reason this is news! Now the media is giving credibility to this loony woman as if her accusations against Rihanna have been proven true. Am I the only one who can see through this chick? The broad has yet to release any hard evidence, such as emails, text messages, etc. to verify this relationship.
What we do know is that she has a book deal and she desperately needs advance promotion if she hopes to sell more than 5 copies to her friends and family.
Now she has leaked the topless photos and the national media has published them. Unbelievable!
They say actions speak loud than words and that imitation is the best form of flattery.
And these saucy pictures of Rihanna's alleged lesbian fling Natasha 'Tajah' Burton would certainly appear to suggest the socialite is a big fan of the singer.
Tajah is seen here topless in her bathroom, mimicking Rihanna's same provocative poses in the sex text photos which appeared on the web a few days ago.
Burton has so far refused to confirm if Rihanna is in fact the star she shared a steamy encounter with - although she has not denied it either.
A source close to Tajah told MailOnline she took the pictures of herself 'in the last couple of days' on a mobile phone before they were mysteriously leaked onto the same website which published Rihanna's saucy snaps.
Beyonce? Nope, it's Rev. Run's daughter, reality TV personality, boutique owner and socialite Angela Simmons who is tired of the paparazzi ignoring her unless she's wearing a string bikini. Angela decided to show them that she's a narcissist worthy of their attention even with clothing on. The 23-year-old entrepreneur was spotted leaving the upscale Mayfair Hotel and heading to Funky Buddha Club in London last night.
Reality TV personality and NFL wide receiver Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, 33, is one of the numerous C and D-list celebrities in Dallas this week to attend the pre-Super Bowl XLV festivities. If the chick interviewing him looks familiar to you, that's because she is Ines Sainz, the curvaceous 32-year-old Mexican reporter who could have sued the NY Jets in 2010 for that sexual harassment drama that she casually brushed aside. Even so, the incident made her a media darling who could have commanded top dollar for interviews. But Sainz, who has several college degrees including a masters in tax law, chose to be taken seriously for her work, and not as a sexy opportunist with a microphone. Good for her!
Some women aspire to be the "other woman," -- that sexy, yet brainy, high maintenance jump off who breaks up a powerful man's home and supplants herself in his wife's place. Many notable jump offs -- Kim Porter comes to mind -- never make it as far as the alter.
The former Marjorie Bridges, who married Steve Harvey, 54, in 2007, claims she is not that "other woman" as alleged by Steve's 2nd wife, Mary Shackelford. Marjorie says the scandalous allegations have left her both "shocked and dismayed" -- and she's fighting back by launching a lawsuit to save her carefully cultivated public image as a respected Atlanta socialite.
Marjorie's defense will probably be the same well-worn excuse that all jump offs use when confronted with evidence of their gold digging ways: Steve's marriage was already heading for divorce court.
But not according to Mary Shackelford. Since their 2005 divorce, Shackelford claims she now has nothing, as Harvey also has full custody of their 14-year-old son, Wynton, who was born a year after the couple wed in 1996.
Gay officers on parade? This video has to be fake. I can hardly believe the Atlanta Police Department would allow an active officer to disrespect his uniform in this manner. What happened to professionalism on the job?
Thanks to loyal reader Clarence M for sending this in.
First and foremost: the above photo of former celebrity stylist Tameka Foster is intended as an illustration to this post, and nothing else. Yes, I'm aware that there have been rumors in the past about Tameka stealing samples and selling them at her infamous sample sales, but nothing was ever substantiated.
It is standard practice for celebrity stylists to steal samples -- or at least forget to return the clothing to its original owner. But my curiosity is piqued whenever a stylist is caught red-handed.
If you're not familiar with Silver Lining, their celebrity clientele includes Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Rihanna and more.
Loyal reader Kate writes:
So I noticed people at Silver Lining Opticians in NYC, where they sell Balenciaga and A-Morir who made the studded sunglasses Rihanna wore in the Run This Town video, have been talking about a mysterious female stylist who has been STEALING samples, thus causing the store to now require credit card authorizations before stylists can borrow.
The owner said he's going to reveal on Monday who she is, and there have been talks about taking her to small claims court.
Since A-Morir works with the stylists for Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry, I'm really wondering who it is...I'll keep an ear out and let you know if it's something exciting, I know you mainly cover ATL stuff.
Hot 97 radio station in NY has suspended a popular DJ after he made a tasteless joke about Haitian women while live on the air.
An apology won't be enough to keep HOT 97 DJ Cipha Sounds on the air following remarks he made about Haitian women.
The station says Cipha, whose real name is Luis Diaz, will be off the air indefinitely. He sparked outrage Friday when he said the reason he's HIV negative is because he doesn't, "mess with Haitian girls."
Cipha has also been instructed to take sensitivity training focused on the Haitian community.
The reprimand came after community leaders and elected officials protested outside the HOT 97 studios, calling for Cipha to be fired. He has apologized on the air for his remarks, saying he made a stupid, tasteless joke.
HOT 97 also says it will work with community leaders to increase awareness of programs to address the HIV epidemic. Source
According to the Daily Mail, sources close to the royal family say U.S. President Obama and his wife Michelle will not be invited to Prince William's royal wedding next year.
The prince prefers to hold the first ever "People's wedding" and invite common folk like his fiancée, Kate Middleton.
The prince's eye-opening decision to exclude the Obamas breaks with tradition of inviting heads of state to royal weddings (President Reagan and his wife were invited to Prince Charles' wedding to Princess Diana in 1981).
The royal snub might stem from the fact that Mr. Obama refused to bow to his grandmother, the Queen of England, when they met last year. Obama compounded the insult by giving the Queen an iPOD loaded with his speeches.
The prince's attendant added: "It is certainly not the case that all foreign heads of state will be excluded. The guest list is still being drawn up and could change, but as things stand it’s right (to say Mr Obama will not be invited)."
A St James’s Palace spokesman said: "The wedding will not be a formal state occasion since Prince William is neither the sovereign nor the heir to the throne."
Last night, a follower on Twitter.com kept on spamming my timeline with the link to this video.
Normally I would block such an annoying pest and keep it moving. But then she tweeted the key words that caught my attention: "MATT KEMP STEPS OUT ON RIH...POST THAT."
Curiosity getting the best of me, I quickly clicked the link to watch the video.
At first, it appears to be a routine night out on the town for Matt and his boys, captured on video by Hollywood TV as they leave a club in West Hollywood.
At the 12 sec. mark, an attractive LSLH female steps off the curb, pushes up against RiRi's man affectionately and says, "Matt" -- before she spots the paparazzi and blanks out.
It's the familiarity in their body language that gives it all away. They both acted like they were caught doing something they shouldn't be doing.
Instead of acknowledging the cutie -- because obviously they know each other -- Matt walks away like he doesn't have a clue who she is!
That's a sure cheat of cheating! If you don't recognize that sign then you will repeatedly fall for cheating dogs like him! Any woman (gay or straight) who has been cheated on knows the signs. A man who has nothing to hide would have simply acknowledged the chick and played it off like it was nothing. After all, she could have been a fan. Would he ignore a fan?
My favorite part is the cameraman asking Matt random questions and playing it off like he didn't just see what happened!
We all know Rihanna bats zero when it comes to choosing men. She's young and immature and she thinks every cute man is a keeper because he's hot. Ladies, please remember that a hot man always has a backup plan, lol!
I hope Rihanna thinks differently after watching this video. But something tells me she will still be in denial, just as she was until chris brown slapped some sense into her last year.
Burlesque singer Beyonce was spied heading to a photo shoot in downtown New York City yesterday. She wore tight leather pants, 5-inch heels and an expensive Llama fur coat. In more Beyonce news: Bey's steamy perfume ad was banned in my native England where television standards of decency are higher than they are here in the states. The camera's "prolonged focus on shots of her dress slipping away to partially expose her breasts" created a furor which led to the banishment. Good for them for protecting the innocence of the youth!
Have you seen what Rihanna said about the blogs and our readers who support her and buy her music?
Why do I think she's referring to just the urban blogs? I'm speechless. She could have at least qualified her statement by saying "Some blogs".
Why is she so bitter? Should I ban any further Rihanna posts for this blasphemy?
I read the blogs sometimes, it depends on what it is I am trying to find out. I’m a lot more numb to it now only because I understand what it is.
It’s a community for people who don’t have anything else to do and hate themselves... They hate their life, they hate their job, they hate their appearance, they are uncomfortable with who they are. So what makes them feel good is talking smack about other people who they think they will never ever see in their life and they happen to be celebrities.
It seems impossible to ever have the opportunity to say these things to their face, so they get to hide behind their computer and type.
My post title is a borrowed phrase from fellow celebrity blogger Fresh who oft questions the media and bloggers' enthusiasm when one of our stars stumbles and falls before they can achieve greatness.
In this case, it's Auburn quarterback Cameron "Cam" Newton who is from College Park, Georgia. He is being scrutinized by the media (and investigated by the NCAA) for walking around with fat pockets when he should be flat broke.
Doesn't Cam know he's supposed to be happy making minimum wage as a chalkboard washer as part of his school's work-study program? These charges are so egregious (taking money to play while he's in college) that even the FBI is investigating!
All of these accusations and investigations could jeopardize his eligibility as a player -- and his claim for the Heisman trophy. Yes we've seen it all before. Just 2 months ago, former USC great Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman trophy after scandalous rumors surfaced that he lined his pockets with USC boosters' cash.
While Reggie Bush's fall from grace is still fresh in the sportswriters' minds, they have turned their attentions to Cam Newton, 21, the leading candidate for the Heisman trophy.
How dare he violate the NCAA's old, antiquated rules that prohibit accepting cash to play college ball, they ask.
Blame it all on FoxSports.com for initially reporting that Newton was accused of cheating on exams as well as being charged with three felony counts – one of which involved a stolen lap-top. [link].
Then there's that mess about Cam's father Cecil calling Mississippi State to inform them that it would take "more than a scholarship" for his son to play there. Cam later regretted his father's decision to choose Auburn for him because "the money was better."
Who's to say that a former MSU player was being truthful when he said Cam was offered $180,000 in cash to play at Auburn? MSU's head coach Dan Mullen hasn't denied the allegations, but that could just be sour grapes because his star quarterback went elsewhere.
Cam Newton still has 3 games to play for Auburn (his team can clinch the SEC West by beating the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday).
The question is, will the Heisman voters allow the rampant rumors and speculation to interfere with their decision to vote for Newton? Especially since nothing has been proven by the FBI or the NCAA?
One thing we do know is that Reggie Bush has forever muddied up the playing field for any black college player to be considered for the Heisman trophy. The sad part is Reggie doesn't even think he's black.