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More pics of Drake at the Gold Room in Atlanta last night. L to R: Rapper Drake, music producer Jermaine Dupri (Who also DJ'd the party), rapper Titti Boi, producer B. Cox and rapper Bow Wow (far right). Drake will perform with a live band at Club Havana tonight! So get there early. You already know the line will be ridiculous!
Bu (Def Jam A&R), Alex Gidewon (AG Entertainment Group) and Drake
Bow Wow and Drake
MORE pics after the break!
Actress Vivica A. Fox and her man Slimm send you their Easter greetings while vacationing in sunny Miami, Florida.
Slimm will be back in the A on Monday (April. 5) to begin preparations for his star-studded birthday festivities all this week leading up to the big birthday bash on Saturday (April. 10) with celebrity guests Vivica A. Fox, Angela and Vanessa Simmons and more!
Check the blog for all the details starting tomorrow.
By the way, Slimm says to tell you that he has a full head of hair under that fitted. So stop hatin'.
Thanks to loyal reader Cinnamon for the video link!
It seems pop icon Janet Jackson reads our blog. Remember that post I wrote last week titled Janet Jackson Says No More Albums, in which she was quoted saying she was hanging up her headphones and calling it quits? Well, she denies ever saying such a thing.
In an interview with USA Today, Janet said:
"I read somewhere that I'm not planning to make more albums; that's not true. I love singing and performing too much to give them up. Right now I've got a couple more films I may do, and the festival. Then I'll figure out whether to go with a major or do something more independent."
Janet and director Tyler Perry will appear on Oprah's show tomorrow and she also signed up to star in another Tyler Perry flick with singer Mariah Carey. As you know, Mariah did a decent job in the critically acclaimed movie 'Precious'. Additionally, Miss Jackson will be the headline act at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana from July 2 to July 4 in New Orleans.
As I told you in a recent post, rapper T.I. was on house arrest at his posh mansion for the remainder of his sentence.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was sentenced to one year and a day in an Arkansas prison following a conviction for possessing machine guns and silencers. He served seven months of his sentence before being released to an Atlanta halfway house two days before Christmas.
The AJC quotes T.I.'s attorney Steve Sadow who notes that at the end of the day Friday, T.I.'s house arrest ends and he begins three years on probation. For the next 23 days, he will have to observe a curfew – home by 11 p.m. unless he has a concert, which pushes the deadline back two hours.
“He’s been working,” Sadow told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He intends to continue working, which includes being in the [recording] studio and performing concerts."
There are already a couple of official welcome home parties in the works for the rubber band man, including one at the new Vision nightclub, although the paperwork has not been finalized yet. Stay tuned!
Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
I've been told that I absolutely can't name names in this Not So Blind Item. So you're on your own with this one. I'll try to help you out as much as I can by dropping hints.
Guess which celebrity couple flew into town together over the weekend? Everone knows they are a couple, but they have not officially gone public.
This couple is so secretive that even their family members won't speak on the May-December union. The rumor I keep hearing is that the music mogul is in love with his protege/singer girlfriend, but he also holds out hope that his west coast baby mama will take him back (that's not likely to happen). So he keeps the door cracked in hopes that she will change her mind.
In the meantime, the music mogul makes sure that he is never pictured anywhere together with his girlfriend, the aforementioned singer. His girlfriend is hosting a party tonight in Atlanta at the Gold Room. And her music mogul boyfriend (who is in town shooting a music video) will reportedly be in attendance to support her.
In addition, the music mogul's other baby mama -- the one who lives in Atlanta -- is also rumored to be coming out to party at the Gold Room tonight. The club can only hold so many patrons. But it's a Monday night and people have to go to work in the morning. So maybe the line won't be wrapped around the building and stretch down Piedmont by midnight.
Our photographer will do his best to get pictures of the happy couple together, but you know how that goes.
I'm sorry I can't be more specific -- and I know this is all very confusing. But the couple will be revealed tomorrow when I post the exclusive pictures from tonight's Gold Room party. So check back!
Photos: INF DAILY
Click the above image to watch sneak previews of LisaRaye's new reality show, LisaRaye: The Real McCoy. LisaRaye explains her humble beginnings as Diamond in the cult classic film The Player's Club. LisaRaye: The Real McCoy debuts in April on TV One.
Thanks to J. Peak, Sr. publicist for Peak Publicity for the link!
Over the past several months. I've received numerous emails from con artists advertising booking rates for artists such as Nicki Minaj and Drake.
One such email said Nicki Minaj would be available for club dates in Atlanta last month at the going rate of $15,000 for two hours. 30 minutes later, the same person sent another email correcting the amount for Nicki's services to $10,000.
The savvy blogger that I am, I know full well that artist's management wouldn't email booking rates for their artists to me. What would I do with such information? Post it on my blog?
In a statement released to AllHipHop.com today, rapper Drake warned his fans to be wary of fake promoters advertising concerts and club appearances using his name. I'm not sure how he thinks the fans will know the difference between what's real or fake promotional appearances.
But Drake, who will be in Atlanta hosting a party at the Velvet Room on Sunday, said:
"It has been brought to my attention that false promoters and booking agents are illegally using my name and likeness to promote concerts and club appearances for their own financial gain. It is frustrating for me to hear that many of my fans, who like myself are innocent victims in these scams, have been misled due to the greed of these promoters. I apologise to any fan that (sic) has been a victim of these circumstances or feels let down by false advertising.
"Please be assured that my team and I take these matters seriously and are actively co-operating with authorities. I cannot thank my fans enough for supporting my music and all that I do."
You can rest assured that if an event is advertised on this blog, then it's legit. You should see how many event flyers (and money) I turn down every month because I'm not familiar with the promoter.
Alex Gidewon, left, and AG Entertainment Group threw the biggest All Star parties in Dallas this past weekend. Celebs such as Sean Combs, right, and DJ Clue attended all of the AG hosted events. Celebrity photographer Prince Williams of ATLPics.net was in Dallas to capture all the action.
Alex is back in Atlanta preparing for his Gold Key party tonight at the Gold Room hosted by rappers Fabolous and Jermaine Dupri. You never know who else might be in the house tonight!
More pics will be added later so check back. How was your Valentine's Day?
According to La La Vaquez's PR firm, she's getting married in NYC over the Summer. Congrats to her and longtime boyfriend NBA star Carmelo Anthony. The couple have one son together.
She did it the right way by waiting until he proved himself. You'll probably recall that little dustup between these two a couple of years back when LaLa found out he was creeping. She's a good woman - better than most who would have sent his azz packing.
Here are pics of LaLa shopping and eating at Cipriani's with her mom in NYC yesterday. They have a lot to do to prepare for the big wedding. I'm sure half the NBA and their wives are invited.
Check out TV personality La La Vazquez while she was out and about in NYC with her mom Carmen. La La just announced that she will be getting married this summer to long time fiancee Carmelo Anthony in NYC. She has hired celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, known for her very elegant and glamerous weddings (Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria and Gwen Stephanie).
Source: Tasha | Strong Arm Media
As some of you who in live in the ATL already know, Hot 107.9's Jingle Bash is going down on Dec. 26, the day after Christmas at Philips Arena. The star-studded bill includes Lil Wayne, Trey Song, Plies. Nicki Minaj, Young "Sexy Black" Dro, Shawty Lo, Lil Scrappy, Kandi Burruss, Verse Simmonds, Rich Kids, Travis Porter, and more!
And I'm told a special guest will make an appearance that no one will want to miss!
It's all hosted by Grand Hustle and Twitter comedian Lil Duval!
Tickets are going fast!
The winners of the free tickets are smurfette1920 and brownelovely! The third winner has already been notified. Congrats ladies! Email me with your names. You can pick up your tckets at the will call window at Philips Arena on Saturday, Dec. 26. Make sure you get there early.