Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
It's literally the stuff that dreams are made of:
A man angry that a family was talking during a movie threw popcorn at the son and then shot the father in the arm, according to police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
James Joseph Cialella, 29, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons violations, a police report said.
Cialella told the family sitting in front of him in the theater on Christmas Day to be quiet, police said.
An argument ensued while others at the Riverview Movie Theatre watched "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Cialella then approached the family from the left side of the aisle and shot the father, who was not identified, as he was standing between Cialella and his family, according to the police report.
The victim was taken to Jefferson Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left arm, police said.
Cialella was carrying a Kel-Tec .380-caliber handgun clipped inside his sweatpants, police said. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Not that I'm not condoning this sort of thing, but count me as one of those who can't stand people who talk during movies. What with the price of movies these days, the last thing I want to hear is your dumb, annoying ass talking away during a movie that I'm trying to SEE and HEAR. And I'm one of those people who chatterers always seem to find and sit near. Lord knows I've thought about delivering a huge can of whup-ass to idiots who talk during films, but we all know that violence is never the answer....unless your James Joseph Cialella! If any good comes out of this (besides our hero finding a good lawyer and getting acquitted after he pleas that he shot the guy in a "crime of passion" or some other BS like that), it'll be future dumbasses thinking twice about yapping during a movie because now they might get shot.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Not only is Laura Zuniga beautiful, but from the looks of it pretty dangerous! Zuniga was just arrested, along with suspected Mexican gang members, after they were all caught in a truck with a bunch of guns and ammunition. Who knows what the crew was up to, but we do know that Zuniga is from Sinaloa, home to a powerful drug cartel of the same name. Wow! And she's also a former pre-school teacher! Talk about excitement, this chick is definitely not to be played with. From the looks of it Zuniga must be into bad dudes, but if you're say...a single parolee out there looking for love I'd proceed, but with extreme caution.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Another Kardashian gets caught out there:
Yunno, if she just a nose job.....
New PETA spokeswoman Khloe Kardashian has been caught fur-handed.
Recent photos of the reality star wearing fur earned her a boatload of internet criticism. In her blog, she says she wants to change her ways.
"As some of you might have seen today, there are several people who have taken to the web calling me a hypocrite and posting photos of me wearing fur," Kardashian wrote Wednesday. "The reason PETA approached me initially is because in my past I did wear fur, and they wanted to educate me on the brutal ways in which animals are skinned for their pelts."
Kardashian further explained that after watching PETA's video, she was horrified and decided to swear off fur. "The cruel treatment I saw had a great impact on me and I am deeply hurt that people are trying to criticize me for uneducated choices I made in my past that I now regret terribly. I have changed my ways and I hope that many other people will as well."
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Damn! Guess all the rumors of her being a fraud are true. You just know Kim and Sheree are loving this.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
An aide at a New Jersey elementary school and a local YMCA is described by one parent as "an excellent role model," but others say someone who played the roles the woman has shouldn't be working with young children.
It turns out that Louisa Tuck, a cafeteria and playground aide at D'Ippolito Elementary School in Vineland, N.J., used to be an adult film star who went by the name of Crystal Gunns.
She was hired as a part-time aide in June, but school officials learned about her past only recently.
When district officials found out, according to ABC News Philadelphia affiliate WPVI-TV, they talked to their lawyers about what they could do but they were told they didn't have any cause to fire her.
A district lawyer reportedly said that there was nothing illegal about Tuck's Web site, photo spreads and movies.
Nothing illegal? Anyone in New Jersey ever heard of child endangerment? I mean this woman is literally nude all over the internet. I'm all for anyone whose serious about making up for past mistakes, but if she's sincere why would she choose to work around kids?
Friday, November 21, 2008
Myanmar's courts continued a crackdown on activists Friday, handing out a 45-year prison sentence to a comedian who went to the delta to help cyclone victims and criticized the junta's slow relief response.Damn, guess the next time I hear somebody complaining about free speech in this country I can send then a copy of this story.
Comedian and activist Zarganar, whose birth name is Maung Thura, was among at least 100 people to receive sentences of two to 65 years since early November. Many of the trials were held in closed sessions, sometimes without defense lawyers or family present.
The military government's wave of harsh sentences has been condemned worldwide by Western governments and human rights groups. They contend that the sentences make a mockery of the ruling junta's professed plan to restore democracy with a 2010 election.
The government holds more than 2,100 political prisoners, up sharply from nearly 1,200 in June 2007 — before last year's pro-democracy demonstrations, according to international human rights groups.
Monks inspired and led protests that the army violently suppressed in September 2007. The authorities began their crackdown by raiding several monasteries in Yangon in the middle of the night and hauling away monks.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
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Even use it to monitor when older kids arrive home from school, etc. The applications are unlimited. It also will detect if your baby picks up the phone. Great for curious toddlers that wake up from their nap without making noise. A fantastic value at only 99 cents.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
DJ AM who, along with Travis Barker, was one of the only survivors of a plane crash last month — is on the mend after sustaining second- and third-degree burns to his face and left arm. The DJ seems to be recuperating relatively quickly, as he's been tapped to perform with Jay-Z in Hollywood Wednesday night.
According to his publicist, Jenni Weinman, AM will serve as the rapper's DJ during his set, which will mark the reopening of the Palladium Theater. While Weinman couldn't provide a complete list of Jay's tour dates, she did say AM would be accompanying the rapper on the road to act as his DJ for the entire tour.
Jay-Z has only two other dates scheduled on his calendar: October 16 in Houston and October 25 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
AM (born Adam Goldstein) told People magazine that the gig with Jay, whom he called "the greatest rapper in the world," is "the biggest thing that's happened in my career."
Certainly sooner than expected, but great news nonetheless.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Damn, who woulda thunk, this corny mofo bangin' a sista?!? But then this pic from MTO.com isn't really that conclusive since they're not holding hands or kissing or anything. For all we know that could be his sister or something.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
My favorite Paul Newman scene remains this, from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:
Newman was not only a great actor but a humanitarian who did lots for charities. R.I.P.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I've always liked Flex, not just for his show, but his willingness to matter-of-factly air people out that need it (like he did Benzino a few years back, calling him the "worst rapper ever" amongst other truths/insults). So it's good to see Flex get at Robert like this, now if someone could get him his own TV show.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Yeah, just what the world's been waiting for: Debbie Mathers is going to tell her side of the story. Listen, Eminen has made plenty of $$$ talking about his personal life on his records, but has there ever been a mom more exploitative of their kid than Debbie considering all the havoc she's tried to wreck on his career while trying to make money off of him?
Eminem's mother, Debbie Nelson, is gearing up for the release of her tell-all book titled My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem.
According to MTV, the book chronicles Nelson’s troubled relationship with Eminem and includes the rapper’s never-before-seen lyrics and poems that he wrote before his rise to fame.
Eminem, who has been out of the spotlight for the past few years, has begun working on his sixth solo album.
The album is currently untitled and is expected in stores late 2008/early 2009.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
In other words he's fucked:
An all-white jury of 12 was chosen to decide the fate of OJ Simpson who faces trial on kidnapping and armed robbery charges that could see the former football star jailed for life.
Simpson, 61, faces 12 charges stemming from a confrontation in a hotel room in September last year after which he and a gang of gun-toting cohorts left with pillow cases stuffed full of sports memorabilia.
In the state of Nevada, kidnapping and armed robbery both carry potential life sentences.
Simpson's latest ordeal comes 13 years after he was acquitted of killing his former wife and her friend.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Damn, apparently having parents who try to steal all your hard-earned loot growing up (not to mention dealing with all the drama that comes from being a former child star) can really scar you for life as Gary Coleman continues to make news for all the wrong reasons:
Actor Gary Coleman hit a pedestrian with his truck after arguing with him in a local bowling alley, police said.
Payson police Lt. Bill Wright said Colt Rushton and Coleman got into an argument in the early morning hours Saturday over pictures Rushton had taken of Coleman inside the bowling alley. He said the argument continued outside, and that Coleman hit Rushton and a car as he was backing out of a parking space.
Neither man was issued a citation, and Wright said it wasn't clear whether Coleman hit Rushton on purpose. He said neither man was giving authorities much information.
"We're currently trying to sort through those issues," Wright told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City. "We've been able to establish there was an argument between the two, due to pictures Rushton wanted to take. He took some of Gary Coleman, and (Coleman) wasn't happy about it."
Rushton was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries and released.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Granted Pac's never made my Top 5 all-time, but it's not like he's Milkbone either:
Dead rapper Tupac "2Pac" Shakur, the hip-hop icon who sold more records after he was murdered than during his brief career, is the most overrated person in music, according to music magazine Blender. Shakur tops a tongue-in-cheek list that also includes "places, trends and other junk in rock," Blender said in its upcoming October issue, due on newsstands next week.Granted, this could be Blender's way of garnering much-needed attention in a music magazine business that's way too competitive, but when you really think about all the albums 'Pac's dropped (esp. since he passed) the amount of quality work has been pretty slim. Then too it's been way too long since I listened to a 'Pac album in its entirety (tho' I do have the Greatest Hits joint on my iPod like any hip-hop fiend should) and could anyone point to 'Pac album and really call it a "classic", on the level of Paid In Full, The Low End Theory or 36 Chambers? Even, in my opinion, his best work Me Against The World, had some filler. Whatever. If anything you just know all the 'Pac stans out there are gonna' be pretty heated about this one.
Other overrated finalists included the Grammys at No. 7, encores at No. 12, Pink Floyd at No. 14 and "the music you loved as a teenager" at No. 23. Shakur, a "gangsta" rapper who showed his sensitive side in movies, was killed during an unsolved drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.
More than a dozen albums have been released in the ensuing years, and his image is almost as ubiquitous as that of Che Guevara or Bob Marley. But while Shakur was a decent rapper with "insane rock-star charisma," according to Blender, he also "larded records with self-mythologizing, mediocre filler."
Monday, September 1, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Just from watching some of those reality shows she been on of late, you could tell that Da Brat had an attitude problem that would eventually catch up with her:
Rap star Shawntae Harris, better known as Da Brat, has been sentenced to three years in prison for hitting a hostess in the head with a rum bottle during an altercation at a suburban Atlanta nightclub last fall.
The 34-year-old Harris pleaded guilty today (Aug. 22) to aggravated assault in DeKalb County. She was sentenced to 10 years, to serve three, and must also complete 200 hours of community service, receive substance abuse treatment, undergo mental evaluation and attend anger management classes.
Authorities said Harris was at a private Halloween party at Studio 72, a club in Tucker, when she struck then-Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Shayla Stevens, who was working part-time as a hostess for the event.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Talk about memorable characters. Just found out that Julius Carry III who played Sho'Nuff in the '80s classic "The Last Dragon" passed away on Tuesday. There's a tribute on his co-star Taimak's official MySpace page. R.I.P. to the baddest.
This is what you get for siding with Cam'Ron:
It seems hip-hop mogul Damon Dash may be an entrepreneur, but he's certainly not in the business of paying the bills. The NY Post is now reporting that the Eastern Savings Bank has filed suit against him, "charging the Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder hasn't made a payment on his $78,504.20-a-month mortgage since January."
The $7.3M mortgage is split between two properties, at both 25 N. Moore Street and 79 Laight Street, and Dash and his wife (Rachel Roy) have been warned in writing that they are in danger of losing both. The Daily News adds that the suit "cites numerous judgments against Dash in which he was ordered to pay more than $2 million in New York state taxes, more than $100,000 in federal taxes and $95,000 in unpaid rent to the landlord of the W.39th St. building that houses Damon Dash Enterprises." Last year he "sued his accountant for allegedly costing him millions of dollars by filing faulty tax returns."
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This could be the greatest invention since the remote control. Seriously.
CITRUS COUNTY -- It’s happened to all of us.
"I decided to go wash up, walked into a bathroom and somebody literally annihilated the bathroom," said inventor Robert smith.
But unlike most of us, Smith did more than hold his breath. He spent several years, countless hours and thousands of dollars to invent the odorless toilet.
"When you believe in something, you've got to give it your all," said Smith
The VIP odorless toilet installs the same as most standard toilets. Smith’s patented odor removal system fits in the back of the toilet and operates on 12 volts.
Before number two, you lift the handle up. That activates a small fan that through several holes in the bowl begins to suck the stink. The fan shuts off when you flush.
Smith said you don’t have to worry about germs or bacteria because they’re sucked down with the gas.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I'm just shocked at this news and damn he was only 50! I still remember seeing "The Original Kings of Comedy" for the first time in the theater and literally crying from laughing so hard during Bernie's act. He'll be missed by many.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Includes the Benjamin Bixby Oxford Button-Collar Shirt (form his new clothesline). What can you say, the man's got style (like you didn't know that already). Now if only he and Big Boi can get together to drop an Outkast, a real one, not two solos glued together.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
SPIN does an investigation on what the fuck ever happened to D'Angelo (basically booze & the over-the-top reaction to the infamous "How Does It Feel" vid are the blame), who hasn't release an LP in like 8 years. Nice feature, but my only question is: shouldn't VIBE be doing this kind of stuff instead of a mostly rock-n-roll rag like SPIN?
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Guess 47 years was enough for Luke to finally sow his wild oats. Hey, at least he's honest with himself:
Known as a playboy to many, former 2 Live Crew member Luke Campbell has officially settled down with girlfriend of two years Kristin Thompson. The two were married on July 19 during a wedding ceremony at Luke Community Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas.
"I waited 47 years to find a special woman and have found that in Kristin," Luke told People Magazine. "I never knew that I could feel love on another level like this until I met her, and I am now honored to call her my wife."
Good luck to the happy couple, he'll always be a legend in my book regardless.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
As many times as I've read Rick Ross articles where he talked about all his supposed riches and vast drug empire, you just knew the cat had been reading too many "True II The Game" books. And now that sh-t has hit the fan.....
Did Miami rap impresario Rick Ross crib his best coke-dealing stories from inmates while working as a prison guard?
The Smoking Gun has cleared up a minor controversy surrounding the hot-right-now rapper. Turns out, Ross was in fact a Florida corrections officer, despite his claim that pictures circulating online showing him in uniform were “fake.” Not that there is anything wrong with being a prison guard, mind you. Except when you explicitly deny as much, and especially when virtually all of your best-known songs (like Ross’ 2006 cocaine-dealing anthem “Hustlin’ ” and his recent hit with T-Pain, “The Boss”) hype the outlaw/drug kingpin lifestyle.
Ross released a statement last week denying that the photos were real, saying, in part, “My life is 100 percent real. These online hackers putting a picture of my face when I was a teenager in high school on other people’s body. If this was real don’t you think they would have more specifics, like dates and everything else?”
....I'm instantly reminded of O.C.'s classic "Time's Up": Speakin in tongues, about what you did/but you never done it/Admit you bit it cause the next man gained platinum behind it/I find it ironic, so I researched and analyzed/Most write about stuff they fantasized.....
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
50 Cent was in Long Island Family Court on Thursday (July 17) for a custody hearing, during which a judge granted his request for more time with his 11-year-old son, Marquise.
According to 50's lawyer, Brett Kimmel, the judge said 50 — who recently told MTV News that the lack of quality time with his son was impacting their relationship — can have unrestricted time with Marquise from August 3-12. Kimmel said he knew Marquise would be staying with 50 during that time but that he had no other information about what their plans were.
Both 50 and his estranged girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, had to submit to drug tests at the courthouse before the judge would discuss custody issues with them at the request of the child's attorney, and both agreed to the rapid tests. Kimmel said 50's came back negative but that Tompkins' sample tested positive for opiates, which she explained by saying she was taking a medicine with codeine. Tompkins' lawyer had not returned calls for comment at press time.
As a businessman 50 is an egotistical bully whose many, many, many bad decisions have led to the fall of G-Unit. As a father I say he's been long victimized by money-hungry chick whose long exploited her son for financial gains. He deserves to spend more time with his kid.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Well it's from his mouth so it must be true, right?
One can only imagine how many sparks were flying off Kanye West's Mac Air after he returned from the holiday weekend and saw the story in Friday's Chicago Sun-Times, reporting that his management team was considering signing him up for anger-management classes in an attempt to curb the rapper's infamous temper tantrums.
Never one to let a good deed go unpunished, West vigorously denied the story on his blog on Monday. The headline said it all: "No Anger Management ... If Anything I Need Anger Enhancement! LOL!!!" In the rant, West made it clear that what you read is not necessarily always the truth.
"Do y'all remember when people said my fiancee was pregnant???? ... I'm just using that as an example of how people make up stuff and everybody runs with it," he wrote. "I had my own family asking me about that. Now the media is saying I'm going to anger management something or 'nother. I have never had any conversations about anger management. If anything, I need anger enhancement!! lol! I get off the plane in Hawaii today and the world is saying my management team said blah blah blah ... SIIIIIIGGGHHHH! I told the media you can't make up lies about me because I have a media outlet myself."
West's, ahem, angry response was inspired by comments from an unnamed "insider" in his camp, who reportedly told the Sun-Times gossip columnist that they thought anger-management classes would improve West's own "personal psychological well-being and relationship with friends," as well as help him get some lucrative endorsement deals.
Yunno, maybe it's time for Kanye to take break, like a really long vacation in Mongolia somewhere.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
She always did seem to be the black sheep in the family:
The actress who played smallest sister Cindy Brady on "The Brady Bunch" admitted to being hungover and said she felt like getting sick during a Denver radio interview on Thursday.
"Chris got me wasted last night and I am so ready to vomit on the microphone," Susan Olsen, 46, said of an acquaintance on the "Darren & Coba" show on JET 107.9.
In the middle of discussing her acting and her role on "The Brady Bunch," Olsen, who brought her 12-year-old son Michael to the interview, said she had been drinking heavily the previous night.
During the show, which was videotaped, the former child star kept clutching her stomach and swallowing as if she was going to throw up. At one point, the host asked her if she was all right. That's when she told him she was hungover and felt nauseous.
Click HERE to watch the video!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Makes sense to me, he's paid out of his ass and if you really peeped his resume you'd find that half of his movies really sucked. Besides getting back into stand-up, maybe Eddie should get into producing comedy shows or do like American Idol and do a reality show based on finding the next, great comedian.
It's taken him a while to come to his senses, but Eddie Murphy's brain has clunked into action and let him know that he only makes shit films now and should return to stand-up.Hopefully "Beverly Hills Cop 4" will be Eddie's swan song from acting.
He said: "I have close to 50 movies and it's like, why am I in the movies? I've done that part now. I'll go back to the stage and do standup."
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Ever since I saw her in Antwone Fisher I've been a big fan of Joy Bryant. Congrats to her and her new husband:
Actress JOY BRYANT has married her stuntman boyfriend DAVID POPE.
The pair wed during a private beach ceremony in Amagansett, New York on Saturday (28Jun08), according to People.com.
The Get Rich or Die Tryin' star, 31, was joined by 100 guests to celebrate the couple's nuptials. Bryant and Pope, 37, began dating after they met on the set of the actress' latest film Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, where Pope worked as a stuntman.
Wedding guests reportedly received an e-mail invitation to the ceremony with one simple request: "Ladies, leave your Manolos at home."
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
All the evidence seems to be pointing in that direction:
Is Denise Richards using her children to boost ratings for her flagging reality show? It’s possible.
“She wants to continue using the kids and (ex-husband) Charlie (Sheen) for ratings, and Charlie is determined to stop it,” a Sheen insider told OK! magazine.Richards apparently thinks that Sheen set the precedent for having the kids on TV since he had daughter Sam appear on “Two and a Half Men.” She feels that Sam and Lola can only make her show more interesting to watch.
The Sheen source argues that her logic is flawed: “But Sam was only 8 months old at the time, was in a baby basket, and presented as a character for exactly 39 seconds,” the source told the magazine. Since Richards’ rep issued the standard denials, we’ll have to wait it out to see what happens.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Will this chick ever learn to control her now notorious temper:
She just epitomizes the stereotype of the "Angry Black Woman", thank goodness she only dates white dudes.
The supermodel Naomi Campbell has been sentenced to 200 hours – five working weeks – of community service for kicking and spitting at police officers after going "berserk" on a plane.
A packed Uxbridge magistrates court heard the notoriously choleric model plead guilty yesterday to assaulting two constables. She also admitted screaming abuse at a British Airways captain, but said little else.
Campbell's punishment will include anything from clearing church yards of rubbish to repairing park benches and playground equipment. The task will no doubt be familiar: last March she spent five days mopping floors and scrubbing lavatories in New York's sanitation department after hitting her maid on the head with a mobile phone. She pleased the paparazzi by wearing a different designer costume every morning.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
50 finally does something that makes sense, after all when someone accuses you of trying to kill your own son, saying nothing is about the dumbest thing you can do:
Fifty Cent and his ex, Shaniqua Tompkins, are headed back to court again as the drama between the two continues to roar.
Fif wants the mother of his 11-year-old son Marquise to stop telling people that he's the one behind the early morning May 30 blaze at the Dix Hills home she lived in with their child and to let him see his son, according to New York's Daily News.
"He tried to kill me and his own child," Tompkins has declared. "I know this came from 50 Cent."
Arson investigators are looking into the fire as suspicious, but have not pointed the finger at Fif (born Curtis Jackson) as being involved.
His lawyers are accusing Tompkins of defamation.
"There comes a point where you can no longer sit on your hands and listen to her spread these falsehoods," 50's lawyer, Brett Kimmel, tells us. "Besides hurting his reputation, they have a damaging impact on their son."
Friday, June 13, 2008
CHICAGO - R. Kelly was acquitted of all charges Friday after less than a day of deliberations in his child pornography trial, ending a six-year ordeal for the R&B superstar.
Kelly dabbed his face with a handkerchief and hugged each of his four attorneys after the verdict — not guilty on all 14 counts — was read. The Grammy award-winning singer had faced 15 years in prison if convicted.
Minutes later, surrounded by bodyguards, he left the courthouse without comment. Dozens of fans screamed and cheered as he climbed into a waiting SUV.
“All I heard (from Kelly) while those 14 verdicts were being read was ‘Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus,”’ said Sam Adam Jr., one of his attorneys.
Prosecutors had argued that a video tape mailed to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2002 showed Kelly engaged in graphic sex acts with a girl as young as 13 at the time. Both Kelly, 41, and the now 23-year-old alleged victim had denied they were the ones on the tape. Neither testified during the trial.
I'm truly shocked that he got off. As talented as Robert is, his continual lust for younger women is sick--that was proven when he tried to marry a 15-year-old Aaliyah not too long ago. Just goes to show you that as long as you got enough cheddar, you can pretty much get yourself out of anything.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Now Hollywood's biggest bitch is screaming about the quality of writers on her hit show "Grey's Anatomy":
One day after Grey's Anatomy's Katherine Heigl announced that she would drop out of this year's Emmy race, because "I do not feel I was given the material this season to warrant a nomination," a key show insider contacted EW.com to express regret that the actress publicly complained about the drama. “The show bent over backwards to accommodate her film schedule, and then she criticizes the show for lack of material?" the insider said. "It's an ungrateful slap in the face to the very writers responsible for her Emmy win in the first place.”Mind you, this is the same chick who said that Isiah Washington should just not speak in public anymore after she went on and on whining about his supposedly anti-gay treatment of her "best friend" and co-star TJ Knight. Well, maybe it's about time somebody slap her so she can wake up and take a piece of her own advice.
Heigl made the comments on June 12 after Gold Derbydiscovered the star's name was not on a list of Emmy contenders distributed by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The omission was especially bizarre considering that Heigl won last year’s award for best supporting actress in a drama.
Critics jeered Heigl's performance early in the season, complaining about the romance between her character, Izzie, and George (T.R. Knight). But the actress shined in Grey's season finale when her character redeemed herself and her career at Seattle Grace.
This isn't the first time Heigl has publicly criticized the show that helped to make her a household name. Last year, the actress dropped out of salary renegotiations, reportedly because she felt the studio doesn't value her as much as it does her cohorts. ABC TV Studio fired back, insisting the Grey’s actress had been offered a substantial raise. Heigl has since received a salary bump.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Janet Jackson is offering to open up for her brother Michael if he signs to a spectacular Las Vegas residency.This isn't a bad idea and hey Janet could use something like this to raise her sagging album sales.
Jackson prompted speculation he would headline his own Sin City residency when an equity group linked to the Las Vegas Hilton helped him save his Neverland Ranch from foreclosure.
His younger sister Janet has no idea if he will go ahead with the show - but is extending an offer to make it go off with even more of a bang.
Speaking on BET network TV show '106 & Park' yesterday, she says: "I've heard that (story) for a while, but I don't know. "I would love to (open up for him)."
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Rap bachelor P Diddy has laughed off rumours he is romancing single Hollywood beauty Cameron Diaz.I have no problem with Puff boning white chicks, but he should at least get one with an ass.
The two were spotted together at a New York hot spot last month and looked close at last Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards in California.
However, the rapper insists their friendship is innocent.
He told the New York Daily News: "It is ridiculous that two celebrities of the opposite sex can't just hang out with a group of friends without it being reported as more than that. We are just friends."
Monday, June 2, 2008
A legend passes on:
Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according to his spokesperson. He was 79.
Diddley suffered a stroke last spring and had a heart attack last August, from which he never fully recovered. Since then, he was undergoing rehabilitation near his Florida home. Funeral services are being planned for this weekend, with details to be announced.
Born Ellas Otha Bates McDaniel on Dec. 30, 1928, in McComb, Miss., Diddley holds the distinction of being the only musician in history to have a specific musical beat, or rhythmic pattern, named after him. The "Bo Diddley beat" blends equal parts rock'n'roll rhythm and gospel shout in its "bomp, ba-bomp-bomp, bomp-bomp" pattern, which became an enduring staple of popular music. His songs, a tasteful blend of blues and R&B elements, were among the earliest true rock'n'roll recordings.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
When I first heard that Wayne dissed mixtape DJ's in some magazine my first thought was 'talk about biting the hand that feeds you' plus what a stupid, arrogant prick Wayne had become. But then he calls into DJ Drama's show, expands on what he meant and actually makes a good point about how some amateur DJ's be using him to get some shine for themselves based on his hard work:
Too bad for Wayne some yahoos had to get personal and leak his new album, but I predict that he'll still go platinum twice at least, esp. considering that its been so long since he last put out an official LP.
After Lil’ Wayne torched the mixtape scene with scathing comments in an interview with Foundation Magazine [click to read], the entire mixtape scene was up in arms. Even the legendary DJ Doo Wop decided to get in on the mix and fire back at Weezy F Baby [click to read]. Late last night, Lil Wayne called in to DJ Drama’s Shade 45 Sirius Satellite Radio show to explain his position to the world.
“First off I ain’t mean to disrespect no deejays, no mixtape deejays, whatever kind of deejay you is, there was no kind of disrespect,” Wayne said on the air. “Especially given the fact that me and Drama, me and [DJ] Khaled and me and my homeboy Raj Smooth from New Orleans, we all get it in and do the mixtape thing. So given that fact, I think things were blew out of proportion."
Many may know that Wayne has been a fixture in the mixtape scene and recorded some of his most popular work with the likes of DJ Drama, Smoov and DJ Khaled. So who exactly was Wayne coming after with those sentiments?
“This Empire nigga, I don’t fuck with him. For all deejays I just want you to know that [the diss] was meant for that Empire nigga. I don’t fuck the Empire nigga. The nigga put a CD out on me every month and I couldn’t tell you how none of them niggas look in person,” Weezy said in regard to Worldwide Legacy’s brand of mixtapes. There is a popular series produced by The Empire titled The Drought Is Over which has been making its rounds in mixtape circles for some time.
Friday, May 30, 2008
The drama between 50 Cent and his babymama is getting crazier and crazier as the $1.4million Long Island mansion at the center of his and Shaniqua’s legal battle burned to the ground early this morning. Fire officials are calling the blaze “definitely suspicious":
An eyewitness told Newsday that among the injured, all of whom suffered smoke inhalation according to fire officials, were 50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, and their 10-year-old son, Marquise.
“She was all right,” eyewitness Frank Hoyte, a Newsday employee, said, adding: “But she was angry.”
He said Tompkins was standing outside the home barefoot as it burned, wearing a bathrobe. Two young boys, one of them Marquise, two teenage girls and “an older woman” were also standing with Tompkins, Hoyte said.
Thank goodness nobody was hurt, but you just know there's gonna be much more to this story esp. what with 50 already being labeled as a "suspect".
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Seriously, I used watch the series and can hardly ever recall black people being in the show, much less having any decent roles. Then too playing an 'assistant' is so obviously degrading....just a bad move (or strictly $$$ move) by Jennifer in my opinion:
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson admits that she had not watched Sex And The City during its original run on HBO, though she was aware of it. Since being cast as character Carrie Bradshaw's assistant in the big-screen version, she has lived with all six seasons on DVD and become an avid fan.
Hudson explained: "I didn't know that much about it, I've never really watched it, so once I got called -- oh yeah -- for the audition and got sent the script that's when I fell in love with it and I started watching it from there and that's when I became addicted."
The actress and singer explained that shooting Sex And The City on the streets of New York City was a challenge after the closed sets of Dreamgirls. Hudson said: "I just did Dreamgirls and it's in a stage and there was never anyone around and if we did shoot outside it was extras that was in the scenes with us. Well here, New York was the extras. So, I had a scene coming and I think it was one of my first days, and I had to come out of the subway. And people were stopping me getting off the subway, 'Oh my God, you're Jennifer Hudson, can I get an autograph and a picture?'And I'm like, 'I'm in the middle of a scene! I'm not Jennifer right now.'"
Sex And The City reunites series regulars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Chris Noth and opens in theaters on Friday, May 30th.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
It's MediaTakeOut so feel free to raise your eyebrows:
If you were anxiously awaiting the summer release of the new G-Unit album, you'll love this. MediaTakeOut.com spoke with a member of 50's clan who told us that rapper Eminem will be featured "prominently" on the album.Personally I don't blame Eminem for taking a break what with his best friend dying last year, another divorce from his baby's mom the year before and just all the stress that comes with the record industry. Yet, what with record sales being in the tank like they are, you just know there's gonna be a huge buzz around this record if this news is true.
And there's more. According to the insider, Em might even be out promoting the album with 50 - doing performances and TV appearances.
Can't wait to see what he looks like ... and sounds like ...
Monday, May 26, 2008
Shay was always my favorite from the "Flavor of Love" shows not just because of her exquisite, all-around sexiness, but how she kept it real with everybody without being too ghetto, even getting in the face of that superbitch Bootz when she had to. But the more I hear about her skankiness, the more I lose respect for her. And now comes this news:
“MediaTakeOut.com has just learned that Shay “Buckeey” Johnson allegedly has an explicit tape of her and her ex-boyfriend. And while we can’t authenticate the tape fully. It sure as heck looks like her ….” [Link]Damn.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Good. I can sleep tonight:
A minor-league blog might be saying "yeah," but Usher's people are saying "absolutely not." The R&B star's manager calls an anonymously sourced breakup report on the website theybf.com "100 percent not true."By the way and for the record, I don't care how much flack she gets for supposedly being a bitch, Tameka Foster is one independent, smart and very sexy lady.
"Usher and Tameka are currently traveling in Europe together as a family on his promotional tour," Benny Medina told E! News. "This rumor is completely false."
Not to mention, Tameka—who's also the mother of 6-month-old Usher Raymond V—was spotted with her hubby of nearly nine months at an MTV taping on Sunday.
But, if nothing else, with Usher's marital life squared away, that leaves his fans free to talk about that upcoming album release on Tuesday, eh?
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
You just knew that Flav was gonna pick Thing 2 after he brought her all the way back to Paris and esp. after he dumped Sinceer (who I think loved Flav as much as Thing 2, but was obviously much more crazy). He just kept around for her looks and a chance to bone her.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Apparently Justin's 27 now and wants to settle down, which tells me that that rich bitch Cameron Diaz didn't want any kids:
Justin Timberlake is planning to propose to Jessica Biel. The singer is going to pop the question to the ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry’ actress, who sparked rumors she is pregnant after she recently stopped drinking.Good for Justin and Jessica! I only hope they won't get all corny and have all their kid names start with a 'J'.
A source said: “Justin is 27 and thinking about marriage and kids. For the first time in his life he is feeling settled and has definitely decided to pop the question to Jessica.
“He is so happy with her. They spent quite a bit of time apart recently when Justin was working with Madonna. That made him certain Jessica was the person he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.”