The Wall Street Journal apparently thinks so highly of rapper Soulja Boy that they invited him to attend the Wall Street Journal Conversations at David Rubenstein Atrium in NYC yesterday.
The swag rapper not only performed, but he also spoke to the well-heeled guests.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, right, brought out singers Keri Hilson, left, and Kelis (not pictured) to perform with him at his "One Night in Jersey" at House of Blues in New Jersey yesterday. Can you tell what Keri is dressed as?
Troubled singer chris brown dressed up as a convicted woman beater to pose with a Charlie Brown statue at the Opera Gallery SoHo in NYC on Thursday.
Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, 35, will be arraigned on Monday in Los Angeles for misdemeanor drug possession -- the same day her husband, rapper T.I., 30, is due to turn himself in to start serving an 11-month sentence at an Arkansas prison.
Cottle's arraignment and T.I.'s incarceration both stem from a Sept. 1 traffic stop in West Hollywood. Police arrested the Atlanta-based newlyweds on suspicion of drug possession but only Cottle was charged. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Monday it would not prosecute Clifford Harris Jr., the rapper's birth name, despite finding four ecstasy tablets on him.
That decision was reached in part because of the jail time facing T.I, 30. He was ordered to return to prison on Oct. 15 for violating his probation on weapons charges. [link]
Tiny will most likely avoid jail time on the misdemeanor charge. It isn't clear if she plans to be in court for the arraignment or if her west coast counsel will represent her.
U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday confirmed the presence of explosive material in two packages mailed to Jewish synagogues in Chicago from Yemen and Dubai.
In a hastily arranged press conference, Obama said suspicious packages found on board UPS and FedEx cargo planes were a "credible terrorist threat" against the American people.
British investigators found an ink toner cartridge that had been "manipulated" to look like a bomb on board a UPS cargo plane when it stopped in London on Thursday.
Tests on the cartridge were negative for explosives, leading some to speculate that this may have been a dry run by al Qaeda -- or an attempt to distract the media from focusing on the predicted Democratic losses during the midterm elections in the U.S.
U.S. President Obama was advised of the terrorist threats late Thursday.
CNN and CBS says there may be a dozen more suspicious packages bound for the U.S.
A Joint Terrorism Task Force source tells CBS News that investigators are looking for between 10-20 packages shipped out of the UPS office in Sanna, Yemen during the same time frame.
In case it wasn’t obvious, the initial investigations resulted from a tip, not routine security processing, according to CNN [link]
UPS has grounded all cargo planes in the U.S., and both UPS and FedEx have suspended service from Yemen to the U.S.
Locally, security has been stepped up at Hartsfield Airport.
Beyonce was finally able to talk her sis Solange Knowles into losing that wretched afro wig of hers. Solange, minus the afro wig, was spotted out and about in New York City today wearing a comfy leopard jacket.
It looks like the former singer-turned-DJ is twisting her own hair to achieve the popular West Indian dreadlocks style that most black Americans have adopted.
Edited to add this fierce pc of your girl Kim Kardashian rocking a faux fox fur vest and a Hermes handbag today. Kim and her sister Kourtney were seen leaving their NYC hotel while filming scenes of their reality show spin-off Kim and Kourtney Take Manhattan.
Our favorite Kardashian sister, Khloe, may be a successful TV star and business entrepreneur, but she tells Life & Style Weekly magazine, that she is still tormented by memories of her past.
Khloe, who was spotted yesterday buying jewelry in Beverly Hills, said she was called 'fat' and 'ugly' by other kids throughout her childhood and it was the love of her sisters that saved her.
She says: "Having someone in your class call you fat, ugly, too tall and so on, you start to think all those things about yourself. And if you're like me, those words are played on repeat inside your head. Khloe says it was her family that saved her from despair during the most difficult period of her life.
Her petite and super-slim sisters Kim and Kourtney were the very people who saved her from feeling terrible.
"When I was at home, I felt loved and safe. My sisters were always a safe haven for me. I knew they would always play with me and make me feel like I was one of them." [link]
Khloe grew up to be more statuesque and beautiful than her skinnier sister Kim Kardashian who struggles with self-esteem and body image issues.
It's because Khloe remains humble that she has become the favorite among fans who watch "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" every Sunday.
In a video she made for an anti-bullying campaign, Khloe targeted celebrity blogger Perez Hilton as a bully who tormented her for most of her adult life: "I've been bullied, basically, my entire life. I've been compared to my sisters since the day I was born. I don't look exactly like them... I'm bigger than them, but I'm me...I'm just always told how big I am... It's always something.
"I've always struggled with my weight, I've always struggled with my height, with my hair colour, with my skin colour... and Perez is a major factor (of bullying) in my adult life... I thought bullying would be done, but, in my world, it's not done."
She added: "No matter what, you can always work out of it, you can always move past it. I don't think anybody should ever take their life for being bullied."
Rihanna was seen leaving rehearsals of Saturday Night Live. She was spotted again outside MTV studios in NYC yesterday.
Actor Jamie Foxx and his sexy date attended the premiere of "Due Date" at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood yesterday.
TV personality Star Jones, left, LeToya Jackson, center, and NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta) were snapped on the set of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice in NYC earlier this week. Their challenge was to pitch a tent in NY.
There's a new controversy brewing for the Democrats down in Florida -- and it may involve racism.
According to Hotair.com, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek, who is black, was given a talking to by former president Bill Clinton about dropping out of the Senate race so his friend, independent Governor Charlie Crist, could win.
Clinton himself confirmed that he spoke with Meek about dropping out of the race -- twice.
“He was trying to determine what was the best thing for him to do,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN’s Susan Candiotti Thursday. “I knew it was being discussed, people had discussed it on and off… it was no secret.”
Clinton allegedly told Meek to do "what he thought was right" because he thought Meek didn't have a chance of winning.
Meek supposedly agreed on three occasions to drop out of the race, but he changed his mind after his wife convinced him that he could win.
So why is Meek now saying Clinton never asked him to quit? "[Clinton] didn't ask me to drop out of the race,'' Meek told Fox & Friends. "Kendrick Meek was never dropping out of this race, is never dropping out of this race, and will never drop out of this race."
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has already raised the issue of race in the matter. Mr. Steele, who is African-American, said the effort to persuade Mr. Meek, who is African-American, to quit sends a “chilling signal to all voters, but especially African Americans.” [link]
Yesterday I posted pics of troubled singer chris brown wearing a hawt pair of Winter boots. Allen over at Upscale Hype identified the boots as Dolce & Gabbana leather heavy duty boots (approx. $688). These black heavy duty boots are from the Fall/Winter 2010 Collection and feature lace fastening with a round cap toe.
Pop legend Janet Jackson appeared on BET's 106 & Park yesterday to promote Tyler Perry's new movie 'Colored Girls'. Janet talks about a new book she has coming out in which she admits having low self esteem. She also talks about being an early developer and having her breasts bound on 'Good Times' because she was too mature looking for an 11-year-old.
The audience went crazy when Janet walked out wearing her favorite butt pads. Co-host Terrence J couldn't contain his excitement. Too bad Janet still can't act to save her life. And don't you wish Janet could be genuine and drop that fake voice and just be herself?
In case you missed it: the entire cast of the classic 60s musical 'The Sound of Music' reunited for the first time in 45 years on Oprah yesterday.
The reason the cast never reunited before was due to the narcissism of actor Christopher Plummer who famously hated on the movie and assumed it was great only because he was in it.
Plummer, 80, stubbornly refused to reunite with the cast in 45 years. So it's a testament to the respect that Oprah commands that she was able to convince him to participate.
You couldn't be a child growing up in London and not be familiar this movie. We learned the words to every song in school a few years after the movie came out. 'The Sound of Music' earned 5 Oscar Awards and a slew of Oscar nominations.
'The Sound of Music' merged the beautiful sounds of the Von Trapp children singers (a real family) with the horrors of Hitler's World War II. It remains the greatest musical ever.
Rapper Jay Z was sported arriving at London's Heathrow airport in London, England today where he's promoting his new book "Decoded". The book was written 2 years ago by former VIBE magazine writer Dream Hampton. It's about his life and the lyrics in his rap songs translated through footnotes, poetry and prose.
Jay Z teamed up with Bing.com search engine to formulate an ingenious marketing plan disguised as a scavenger hunt. They took all 300+ pages of his book and plastered them on common items all over NYC, such as bus benches, pool tables and walls. Fans who log onto Bing are given clues to the locations of the pages. So far, 87 pages of Jay's book have been found. The book is set for release on November 16.
Rihanna signed copies of her coffee table photo book "Rihanna: Rihanna" at Barnes & Noble in NYC yesterday. The book contains photos taken by a photographer who accompanied the pop star on tour last year.
Rap mogul Ludacris hugged an exciting fan while signing bottles of his "Conjure Cognac" at a Wine and Sprits Store in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania yesterday.
Earlier this month, teen singing sensation Justin Bieber announced his new line of nail polish -- presumably for girls. And now he's on the cover of a Brazilian magazine sporting eyeliner and pink lip gloss.
Naturally, Bieber's feverishly loyal Stans are up in arms accusing the editors of TodaTeen Star magazine of Photoshopping Justin's picture. But the magazine denies airbrushing the Bieb's face to make him look more effeminate.
The Internet is buzzing about the gay guy in rapper Nicki Minaj's new music video for "Right Thru Me". His name is Willi Monfret and he's a French model.
I have nothing else to say about this guy or Nicki's video since I'm not a fan of hers. But I'm posting these pics of Willi since you ladies seem to prefer men who look like they're light on their toes.