Saturday, June 30, 2012
Pharrell Williams was honored at ASCAP’s annual Rhythm & Soul Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. He received the Golden Note Award for his career achievements, spanning over a decade.
Nas has just released a new album and a very thought provoking single that sparked heated debate among the single mothers, Nas has confirmed that he will hit the stage at the 2012 ESPY Awards.
Kicking off the release week of his 10th studio album, "Life is Good", Nas is set to perform at the 2012 ESPY Awards on July 11 in Los Angeles.
Chris Brown has taken his beef with Drake onto a new song
A remix track called "Game Don't Like" was released today on djorator.com. Chris has a verse on the song, which mentions "throwin' bottles" but then takes a shot at Drake.
One on one, what you scared bruh?
Huh, matter of fact, "Take Care" bruh.
You're a pussy nigga.
Drake now its your move.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Nia Long graces the cover of "Essence" magazine where she talks about feeling faboulous at age 40 and being a proud single mom to her sons Kez and Massai Jr.
She also dishes on life with her baller boyfriend Ime Udoka.
In the issue, the working mom also talks about life with her sons and boyfriend basketball player Ime Udoka, and reconnecting with her father.
Lamar Odom is heading back to Los Angeles ,he's officially been picked up by the Clippers.
Lamar is in the final year of his contract and will make $8.2 million this year.
This will be Odom's second stint with the Clippers Squad he was drafted 4th overall by the team back in 1999. He later spent seven season with the Lakers.
Do you think his career is already over?
Lauryn Hill just pled guilty to a major federal crime admitting she intentionally failed to file several tax returns in the past decade and now the former Fugees singer faces 3 years in prison.
Hill pled guilty today to three counts of failure to file tax returns for the years 2005, 2006, and 2007 when she earned more than $1.8 million.
When the judge asked if Hill "intentionally and willingly" failed to file the returns, she replied, "Yes."
In addition to the 3 years behind bars, Hill could be smacked with $75,000 in fines.
Hill was released on $150,000 bail. Her sentencing hearing is set for November.
Katie Holmes is the one who filed for divorce from Tom Cruise
We know Katie filed the divorce documents in New York on June 28, citing "irreconcilable differences." She is asking for sole legal custody and "primary residential custody" of the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Suri.
We also know Katie is asking for a "suitable amount" of child support.
Katie also asks for a division of property in her divorce documentss, although we know there was a significant prenup that is based on California law. Katie makes no mention of the prenup in her filing.
Katie's divorce petition was filed anonymously, without names.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
11 songs make up Jazz's "The Take Over" Mixtape.
"The Take Over" shows Jazz's talent for characterization in song and pure strength, the kind that could entertain in any mood that you might be in
A lot of the songs show's Jazz's confidence and inspires the young rapper to push her vocal expressions to the next level.
Jazz's voice tosses and turns showing diversity and never loses control.
Jazz finds herself rapping about subjects everyone can relate too.
At her best, Jazz is, line for line, one of the wittiest, most creative rappers out. Jazz seems to be having so much fun as she's astonishing us with her talent.
Jazz delivers funny, biting, and bawdy lines
"The Take Over" is #OnThe6th certified...
It's finally here!! Jazz Anderson's new mixtape "The Take Over"
1. The Wire
2. Here For Good
3. Baby Im Gone
4. Tow Up
5. Break Your Heart
6. Keep Your Head Up
7. Spend It On You
8. Crush On You
9. Marvins Room (Ft. Lyric)
10. Keep It In The Dark
11. Spotlight (Ft. Lyric)
To Download The Mixtape Click Here: http://mixtapetrap.com/component/muscol/D/21-dj-fletch/721-jazz-the-takeover
On The 6th Proudly Presents Artist On The Rise: Tia Ferrera
Take a minute and get to know this rising star
In her own words:
My name is Tia Ferrera. I am a Pop/R&B recording artist from Sacramento, CA originally from San Diego but I've lived just about everywhere traveling for music!
I got started singing as a little girl in my grandpa's church and from there the music spark never left me. I was in and out of the business as a child but when the pressure got to be too much I went to college and got a "real job".
I always felt unfulfilled in my job though and kept singing and writing as "therapy" right around the time I lost my job and almost everything else, I decided I had to get back to my "dream" so put my all into my career in music, moved to LA and have been going ever since...thats the short version lol
We just released the video for my new single "Ladies Night" on my website http://www.officialtiaferrera.com. I am also planning to release two other singles by summers end as well as a full length project.
My greatest accomplishment so far, I would have to say just believing in myself enough to keep pursuing my goals, to keep pushing despite setbacks and to have performed with some pretty amazing people in some really amazing places at this point in my career is definetely on the top of the list.
I love cooking!!!! I am a foodie!! If I could travel all over the world and just eat all day I would!
Ultimately I'd love to open a performing arts center in my city for kids as well as give talented people a place and community to share their gifts.
What I like most about being in the business, self expression. I love that talent means something different to just about everybody so one day its this type and the next its that. I think its ever evolving kind of business and that always has an element of surprise to it.
What inspires and motivates me? The "everyday' man and woman. I come from and have always been around people that work hard to earn anything they have whether its a little or a lot they've put their all into their lives passionate people motivate me
My favorite job i've had was working in a salon. Its like your never really working lol your doing hair, talking, watching tv in my case singing and putting on little shows for the clients lol
Advice I have for those looking to pursue their dreams? Decide what you are passionate about write it down make a plan and wake up everyday doing something moving you closer to where you wanna be. You shouldn't be able to sleep until you've done at least one thing to move you closer to your dream
I hope if I am remembered for anything its that I never took life for granted, I lived it to the fullest, never took no for an answer always found a way to get those things I'd hoped for so that some one else knows they can too or that door is already opened to them
Jennifer Hudson has teamed up with Pampers, for their Pampers Lullabies campaign. She recorded her rendition of the popular children’s song, “Lullaby and Goodnight”
"In keeping with Pampers’ commitment to the happy and healthy development of every baby, we have teamed up with Jennifer Hudson to release an exclusive lullaby track"
The brand is commemorating the release with a special donation of $100,000 to Jennifer Hudson’s charity, the Julian D. King Gift Foundation to benefit moms, toddlers and babies.
You can visit Pampers Facebook Page for a free download
Usher is claiming he's being stalked by a dangerous delusional woman who is convinced she's married to him
Usher has obtained a temporary restraining order against 26 yr old Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw
Usher claims Darshelle showed up uninvited to his Georgia home on June 23 with the intention of harassing him and his family. Sources close to Usher say she pounded on his front door and demanded to be let in.
Usher called the cops, and Darshelle tried to convince the officers she was Usher's wife and had simply misplaced her keys.
Cops didn't believe her and placed Darshelle under arrest.
Usher immediately obtained a temporary restraining order, claiming Darshelle "placed him in reasonable fear for his own safety and/or the safety of his immediate family."
Usher is hoping to make that order more permanent during a hearing next month.
Darshelle posted a YouTube video Wednesday, claiming Usher has been secretly giving her cash since last year, promising to make living arrangements for her. She also says he promised to help with her music career.
In the video, Darshelle insists, "I'm not a stalker Usher has officially slandered me and defamed my character." She says she plans to file defamation charges against Usher soon.
Check out the official music video for “Celebrate” (produced by R.Kelly) The video was shot in loving memory of the late Whitney Houston and featured Jordin Sparks along with fellow ‘Sparkle’ cast mates Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Goapele, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo and Brely Evans. "Sparkle" premieres on August 17th at a movie theater near you.
Snoop Dogg was detained at an airport in Norway this morning after customs officers discovered weed.
Snoop was stopped at customs at the Kjevic Airport in Kristiansand where officials discovered 8 grams of weed.
According to the cops, Snoop was fined $1,980.13.
Snoop was cooperative and quickly took care of the fine
TOP 20 SONGS OF THE WEEK
1. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz "Mercy" UP2
2. Rihanna "Where have you been?" DOWN1
3. Brandy f/ Chris Brown "Put it down" UP2
4. Kirko Bangs "Drank in my cup" UP2
5. Drake f/ Lil Wayne "Hyfr" DOWN3
6. Young Jeezy f/ Ne-yo "Leave You Alone" UP2
7. Nelly Furtado "Big Hoops" UP2
8. Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" UP4
9. 2 Chainz f/ Drake "No Lie" UP4
10. Jennifer Lopez f/ Pitbull "Dance Again" DOWN5
11. Jennifer Lopez f/ Flo-Rida "Goin In" UP4
12. Rita Ora f/ Drake "RIP" DOWN5
13. Wiz Khalifa "Work hard, play hard" UP1
14. Trey Songz f/ T.I "2 Reasons" UP2
15. Pitbull "Back In Time" UP2
16. Usher f/ Rick Ross "Lemme See" UP3
17. Rick Ross f/ Usher "Touch'n you" UP3
18. Sabi f/ Wale "Where they do that?" DOWN8
19. B.O.B f/ Taylor Swift "Both of us" DEBUT
20. Dj Khaled f/ Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne "Take it to the head" DEBUT
NBA player Matt Barnes is on the cover of "BLEU" magazine’s newest 2012 issue. The Los Angeles lakers player talked about his solid relationship with Gloria Gavon, dealing with groupies and how they keep their union hot & spicy in restaurant bathrooms?
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tamar threw some subliminal shots at "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" cast member K. Michelle via twitter
During the show, in which K.Michelle claims Toya's husband Memphitz abused her and stole her money, Tamar tweeted about it.
K. Michelle later fired back in an interview saying that she “jumps gates” and that Tamar looks like a muppet.
Tamar expressed that she felt threatened by K. Michelle, and wants a public apology, and filed a “cease and desist” order against the reality star
Paris Hilton was leaving the new Bootsy Bellows nightclub on Sunset Blvd when a man in their group tried to pry a papparazzi's camera out of his hands.
During the struggle, Paris Hilton was knocked into a wall and then fell to the floor. She appeared to be ok and eventually left the parking structure.
Police were not called to the scene.
The photographer claims someone in Hilton's group took his camera and his jacket. He didn't say if he plans to press charges
Initial indications are that R.Kelly is suffering from complications from surgery he had last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords.
R.Kelly had to cancel a book launch party and as a guest on the "Jimmy Fallon Show" and NBC's "Today" show.
Due to a health emergency R.Kelly is getting checked out at in a hospital in Chicago.
Producer Memphitz may easily become one of the most hated men in the industry. Fresh off of allegations that he beat his ex-girlfriend K. Michelle of “Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta” he’s thrown more shade on his own reputation with a trailer for a new reality show, “The Real Mistresses of Atlanta.”
Memphitz, who is the Executive Producer of the show he hopes will get picked up by a major network, has just released a 9-and-a-half minute trailer
The show follows Sarah Oliver, a white model/video vixen, Mary Jane, an aspiring rapper, Maliah Michel, a stripper and video vixen who has dated Drake and Sean Kingston, Branden/Brandan (his name is spelled two different ways in the trailer), a male model, and Rosee, a French model, all of whom sleep with married men to support their hood rich lifestyles.
Check out the trailer, which is not at all safe for work
The NBA just announced Amar’e has been fined $50,000 over the incident for what the league called “offensive and derogatory language.”
Amar’e adds, “I am a huge supporter of civil rights for all people. I am disappointed in myself for my statement to a fan.”
Amar’e apologized to the fan directly soon after, writing, “I apologize for what I said earlier. I just got off the plane and had time to think about it. Sorry bro!! No excuses. Won’t happen again.”
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Kendrick Lamar has confirmed that his major label debut will be called "Good Kid, Mad City" and is slated to hit stores October 2.
The rapper made the announcement as he closed his first show in the U.K. last night.
"A lot of artists get to where I'm at and they feel like they made it, so they go out and work with the biggest producers," he said. "I still feel like I need to go out and show and prove myself on my first album that I can stand on my own two feet creatively."
"Good Kid, Mad City" will be released by TDE/Aftermath/Interscope.
Derek Luke has been cast opposite Paula Patton in "Baggage Claim".
The film is a romantic dramedy about an aging flight attendant determined to find a man before her sister's wedding. Luke plays her longtime neighbor and friend.
Angela Bassett joins Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler for "Olympus Has Fallen", putting her as the head of the Secret Service tasked with protecting the President (Eckart). The film fits in the mold of Fuqua's previous works, 2009's "Brooklyn's Finest" and 2001's "Training Day".
Tamia is back with a new music video for her latest single, “Beautiful Surprise.” Her husband Grant Hill makes a cameo at the end of the video
“Beautiful Surprise” is now available for download on iTunes.
Last week, while Bosh was on the brink of an NBA Championship, his childs mother Allison Mathis revealed that she had to apply for food stamps after she was laid off from her secretarial job. To add insult to injury, her home is in jeopardy of getting foreclosed and the $2600 a month that Chris Bosh is paying in child support is barely helping her make ends met. Mind you, Chris Bosh makes $18 million a year and lives in a 12.5 million dollar mansion
Bosh has spent millions on lawyers to keep her child support payments low but will not dish out any extra money to help her during this time. She also claims that it was his idea to have a baby out of wedlock and that he even had her take fertility treatments, however the two broke up when she was six months pregnant.
Alison had a job offer on "Basketball Wives", but Chris sued the show when he found out that she would be on there, and they ended up firing her.
"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans found herself in jail in North Carolina again after cops say she assaulted someone early Sunday morning.
According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, the MTV reality star was also in possession of weed at the time of the incident.
Evans posted bail and has since been released from custody.
Get it together Jenelle ..
K. Michelle teams up with Chicago native R. Kelly for her new single, “Baby, You & I.” The new track comes from her upcoming EP, "0 Fucks Given", which will be her first project since becoming a free agent.
"WHEN I WAS JUST STARTING OUT, MY FIRST PRODUCER USED TO MAKE ME LISTEN TO MICHAEL JACKSON’S LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “WHO’S LOVING YOU.” HE WOULD HAVE ME WATCH THAT FOR HOURS BACK TO BACK TO BACK.
WHAT HE WANTED ME TO LEARN WAS HIS SOUL. YOU COULD HEAR HIS SOUL. AND HE WAS THIS LITTLE KID WHO HADN’T EXPERIENCED LOVE BUT HE WAS A VESSEL. FOR WHATEVER REASON HE COULD EVOKE MORE EMOTION THAN AN ADULT. IT WAS SO RAW AND SO PURE. IT WAS THESE LITTLE THINGS THAT HE DID THAT WERE JUST SWAG. IT’S SOMETHING THAT’S GOD GIVEN.
MICHAEL TAUGHT ME THAT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO FORGET TECHNIQUE, FORGET WHAT YOU HAVE ON. IF YOU FEEL SILLY, YOU HAVE TO GO FROM THE GUT JUST LET IT GO.
MICHAEL JACKSON CHANGED ME, AND HELPED ME TO BECOME THE ARTIST I AM – THANK YOU MICHAEL.
Terrell Owens is involved in a XXX photo situation involving some VERY graphic images featuring himself playing with himself.
A woman is shopping several pictures to various media outlets, about a graphic skype session in which she recorded of Terrell.
They met on Twitter and after several conversations, the two went to Skype, where they engaged in a cyber-sexual relationship and apparently, the women snapped a few action shots for good measure.
Calls to T.O.'s reps have not been returned.
A representative for Curtis Jackson released a statement confirming he was in an accident
The rep adds, "He was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated for minor neck and back injuries. He was released this morning and is doing fine."
50 Cent was in a frightening car crash involving his SUV and a mack truck
A red mack truck rear ended 50's SUV and it "almost flipped over."
Monday, June 25, 2012
Henchman was found guilty last month for operating a drug ring and indicted for murder on Friday, and now has come clean about his role in the famous shooting of 2Pac
This shooting turned Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. into enemies and eventually led to demise of both of their lives.
Rosemond admitted to involvement in Tupac's ambush
Suspects under investigation choose to enter an agreement with the government to confess knowledge of certain crimes with the agreement that the information won't be used to prosecute them
His confession came as he was working out a cooperation deal that might lead to a reduced sentence, according to federal prosecutors.
The statute of limitations on robbery is seven years, so although this confession brings minor closure to a huge chapter in Hip-Hop, the involved parties will see zero jail time for this.
TVOne has granted comedian and radio host Rickey Smiley his own TV show.
Smiley, who has a big radio following, will have his own sit-com on the network called, "The Rickey Smiley Show".
The series centers on Smiley as he plays a radio show host trying to raise four adopted children.
They are being offered the chance to fight like real men. Celebrity Boxing Founder’s Damon Feldman has offered Drake and Chris Brown $1 Million dollars each to step into the ring with Boxing gloves and Headgear to settle their grudge.
“We have promoted 55 Celebrity Fights and this would be the most interesting of all ,” says Feldman.
The match, if the pair accept, is set for Saturday August 25 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
A portion of the proceeds that should lure these two stars into the ring beside their grudge, is that the battle will also help out a charity for abused women.
Feldman says that he has left voice mails for both stars reps and waiting for them to return his call
Aubrey O'Day's doctor issued the reality star an official medical document which allows her to bring her dogs on to an airplane.
A representative for Virgin America airlines told TMZ, Aubrey cleared to bring her 2 pets into the 1st class section of a flight this week because they are registered as "Emotional Support Animals."
According to the Virgin America website, the airline requires the passenger to produce a letter from a licensed mental health professional which substantiates the guest's disability related need for the animal to accompany them in the aircraft cabin.
Aubrey's letter states she "has a mental health-related disability" and that having the animal accompany the passenger is necessary for his or her mental health.
Actress Vanessa A. Williams graces the Summer Issue of "DENIM" Magazine. The former "Soul Food" television series star shared with the publication about a possible reunion with her former cast mates as well as the new film she has been busy working on
Kris Humphries is going to subpoena Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend, Amber Rose, because she has previously claimed that the hip hop superstar and reality TV star hooked up several years ago and not recently as Kim has claimed
Rose claimed earlier this year, before West and Kardashian went public with their romance, that Kim tried to steal Kanye from her. They were both cheating,” Amber, 28, tells Star exclusively. “They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other…Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye are not together,” Amber told Star Magazine via RadarOnline.com. “She’s a homewrecker!”
Kris legal team “will absolutely be issuing a subpoena for Amber Rose to be deposed because she has very relevant information and could contradict Kim’s timeline about when she and Kanye West became romantically involved. Kris’ team hasn’t spoken to Amber yet, but they are hopeful that she will be a cooperative witness. If Kris’ lawyers determine she will be a hostile witness, they will still depose her because they just want to get to the truth,” a source close to the situation tells us.
Lauren London is the new Melanie, and now for the new Derwin, we have actor Jay Ellis.
Playing Bryce ‘The Blueprint’ Westbook, whose name may have been shortened to just “Blue,” Jay will play:
Jay is pretty unknown on the small screen although he has had parts in “Greys Anatomy,” “Hart of Dixie,” “NCIS,” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
What do you think about his replacement?