Mariah Studying The Book of Nippy?

15 04 2008

Mariah Carey partied with Nick Cannon in Vegas to celebrate Brat-Tat-Tat’s birthday. People Magazine thinks Mimi is slumming it and dating Nick Cannon. I guess ever since Whitney pulled a cougar with Ray J all the divas want their piece of young C-list entertainers.

Carey’s rep denied to PEOPLE last week that the singer and actor Nick Cannon are dating, but the duo looked cozy at a party Monday night in Las Vegas.

After landing by private jet, the pair headed straight to Privé Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, where Cannon, who stars in one of Carey’s videos, was scheduled to deejay. Making their way to a VIP table, the pop diva whispered into Cannon’s ear just before he took to the turntables.

With her BFF Da Brat by her side, Carey – wearing over-sized sunglasses and dressed in all-black – danced to the music as she sipped water and white wine, then feasted on hamburgers, chicken fingers and French fries. And for dessert? A chocolate cake for Da Brat, who was celebrating her 34th birthday.

“We have a very special person in the house tonight,” Cannon called out on the microphone. “Happy birthday, Brat.”

He also seemed to give Carey a “secret” shout-out. Carey stood up on the back of the booth and raised her wine glass when Cannon put on Jay-Z’s “Public Service Announcement” and sang along with the lyrics, “I got the hottest chick in the game.” (Source)

I dunno, I think People needs more, well, people. This is reaching. Mariah has been with the same dude — her A&R — for like five years. I don’t think Mariah would stoop to the level of washed-up celebrities, she prefers dudes who aren’t even famous so every ounce of attention will be on her.

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Joe Simpson Leaking Mariah’s Album?

10 04 2008

Word on the street is Ashlee Simpson’s pervy dad Joe Simpson is leaking Mariah Carey’s new album E=MC² because it is set to come out a week before Ashlee’s set. Now that’s gangsta.

Industry insiders believe Ashlee Simpson’s camp may be responsible for leaking songs off Mariah Carey’s new album in hopes of it creating less competition for the 23-year-old, whose album drops a week after the record-setting “diva.” A source told MSNBC, “Joe Simpson has every right to be nervous about Ashlee going up against Mariah. They are backed into a corner with this release date since they already changed it once. Their only option in fighting the Mariah machine would be to create a way to make the album’s release less newsworthy.”

“Touch My Body,” the first single off Carey’s E=MC2, was released ahead of the album’s April 15th launch, but other tracks have since popped up on the internet. “Touch My Body” debuted at number one on the Billboard chart and gave the singer her 18th chart-topper.

Simpson’s Bittersweet World was originally set to be released in late 2007, but at the last minute was pushed back to April 22, 2008.

Simpson’s rep denied concerns over Carey, “Mariah is a great artist, but the only album release Ashlee is focused on right now is her own.” (Source)

This is probably true, I’m sure Ashlee is too busy picking out backup singers to do her vocals and pushing the ProTools button to be worrying about leaking the album. I wouldn’t put it past her daddy, though.

Joe Simpson makes Mat Knowles look like a stuffed animal. This dude is nuts! He’s even more in love with his two dimwit daughters than Mat is with Beyasha. This is the same dude who made comments about his daughter’s breasts. I bet he’d not only leak Mariah’s album, but slash her brake lines, take a picture of her as she flew off a cliff (from her bad side) and then still have time to look up Ashlee’s skirt.

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Kanye & Alexis Tied The Knot?

13 03 2008

MTV reports that lovebirds Kanye West and Alexis Phifer tied the knot in secret in Europe.

Rumours suggest that rapper/producer Kanye has fulfilled his mother’s final wishes by marrying his longterm girlfriend Alexis Phifer at a secret ceremony in Europe.

The rap star proposed to Phifer in 2006 while they were on a romantic holiday in Italy and new reports say that the two have now tied the knot while on vacation in Europe just last month.

The rumours could well be true as the Through The Wire singer was keen to get married away from the spotlight of the media as he said in GQ magazine last year, “I’m just going to go and get married, I’m not going to make a big deal out of it.” (Source)

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Speaking Of Waldos…

11 03 2008

Nivea showed up to some party looking like a cross between Saaphyri, Lil Mama and a muppet. Rumor has it she’s back to gettin’ freaky with Weezy after dumping The-Dream last December, so we’ll probably be seeing a little more of her around soon. Which I’m not sure is a good thing after peeping this.

All I wanna know is… are you checking for another Nivea album?

(Photo Source)

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Nasir & Shawn To Team Up For Joint Album?

26 02 2008

Illseed is reporting there’s word floating around that Nas and Jay-Z may do an album together titled Kings of Hip-Hop that will come out on yet another new label from Jay-Z, the “Jay-Z Carter Music Group”. I don’t care if it comes out on Amil Sets Up The Blue Light Special Records, this is something I hope is actually in the works IF they do it right.

In the meantime, here’s a new Nas track called “What It Is” produced by DJ Khalil from the upcoming N*gger.

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Nelly Is A “Tinkle Shy” Blinged Out, Chicken Eating Playa!

21 02 2008

I saw this and just LOL’ed all over the place! I mean, from the club owner sending over chicken (what, he thinks black people only like chicken? He couldn’t send over any crudites?!) to Nelly being afraid to pee in front of other people. *dead dead and mo’ dead and crankin’ that with Sammy Davis*

Hip hoppers Nelly and Jermaine Dupri got the royal treatment at The Plumm Wednesday night. After clearing out the VIP area for their posse, owner Noel Ashman plied them with chicken wings and 35 bottles of beer, which they quickly downed. And when a tinkle-shy Nelly had to visit the loo, his security guards cleared the rest room so he could use it in private.

On his way back to his table, the blinged star “sprinted after Heidi, the coat-check girl,” said a spy. When he returned, he was all smiles. “Did you get it?” Dupri asked the grinning rapper. “Yeeeeah. She gave me her digits,” Nelly responded. (Source)

WWAD!? (What Would Ashanti Do!?)

“That’s bananas!”

If Heidi “the coat check girl” was YT, then Nelly, I’m calling India.Aire to have her write a song about you! Are him and Ashitty on the outs, or is Nelly just being an cheatin’ a**? I’m pretty sure that women don’t want they men getting phone numbers in the club, Nelly included. It kinda sucks being a celeb because you can never get ya swerve on in public without getting ratted out LOL. “Ay baby, let me holla at you!” *they start playing “Foolish”* “Ummm, never mind.”

And as far as him not peeing in the club, well, I ain’t scared to pee in a club; I”m just scared of touching anything LOL, and maybe slipping on some coke. I mean, this is Los Angeles.

Nelly’s a-asterisk-asterisk needs to be in a studio somewhere — no free chicken and Apple Bottom booty women until you can put out something better than “Wadsyaname”. I got a See ‘N Say with your name on it fam!

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Remember When R. Kelly’s Publicist Quit? Turns Out It Was About Her Daughter

15 02 2008

 

A while back, R. Kelly’s longtime publicist quit. Most speculated it had something to do with her daughter, and turns out, most were right. The publicist’s husband was on L.A. radio semi-blasting R. Kelly once again. Though this time, it was more about boundaries being crossed than you know, pee and children.

Chicago-based music retailer and industry veteran George Daniels has confirmed rumors that he and his wife, Regina Daniels, have severed all ties with 41-year-old entertainer R. Kelly because of a sexual relationship the singer had with their daughter, Maxine.

Regina Daniels, the singer’s longtime publicist, released a statement in November announcing she had quit her post with the R&B crooner, explaining only that a line had been crossed. Now, music retailer George Daniels is speaking out about the situation, confirming rumors about what led to the bad blood. 

“He crossed the line with my daughter,” Daniels said during an interview with Los Angeles radio station KJLH. “It didn’t get to the extreme of that [sex tape] video or else I wouldn’t be here, if you know what I’m talking about.”

Maxine, who was 21 when the relationship occurred, is still in college at Northern Illinois University and “doing very well,” Daniels tells KJLH’s morning show host Guy Black.  Though his daughter was of legal age, he says Kelly still took advantage of her.

“When you’re 21, and if you’ve been there already like I’ve been many years ago, you’re still 15 to 16 mentally. You’re vulnerable,” Daniels explained.

Daniels said he and his wife would hear rumors about her daughter and Kelly having relations, and it took a while for his daughter to come clean and admit it. When she finally did, Daniels said he immediately confronted Kelly.

“He denied it. He lied to me to my face,” Daniels said.

“The reason that I’m talking abut this, it’s not just for me, it’s not for my wife, it’s not for my daughter, but it’s for the public, “Daniels added. “It’s for other fathers and mothers because it doesn’t have to be a superstar, it could be the dude on the corner. There are guys who sit around and give your child a couple of bucks to go to school and then wait until they get a little older, then they set that trap. See, so I’m doing this really for everyone.” (Source)

So basically, R. Kelly paid for her schooling…and then tried to cash in. Ergo, he had been planning and plotting on that booty BEFORE she turned 21/18? Dirty old man! That is straight bitchassedness at its best!

And he’s not locked up yet…why? I mean, I hate to beat a dead horse (and this horse has been made into glue and lacefronts long, long ago), but we got to get this man either some help and or locked up. He makes me really ill.

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CAPTION THIS IMMEDIATELY!

13 02 2008

Justin Time sent this is and whoa…it looks like Rhi-Bot is about to bust out the Tittay-uzi’s Austin Powers-style and straight up blast Camel for rebuffing her Bajan advances.

CAPTION THIS!

And also, did you know that The CrackHouse of Dereon/Knowles Rootbox Clan was waiting for Rihanna to come out the Staples Center so they could murk her Creole style? Yep. Beyonceitis said so. And OMG, you will DIE from reading that, I’mma warn you. I laughed and coughed up one of my kidneys — or breakfast, I wasn’t sure.

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WHINEHOUSE WATCH 2008!

8 02 2008

 

Our favorite belting, chain smoking, beehive-coiffed chanteuse Amy Winehouse is up for a bunch of Grammys on Sunday. They’d been trying to get here in, but it looks like it’s a no-go as her visa request was denied by the U.S. Embassy. Rumors are though that she’s going to be performing live via satellite and also accepting via satellite if she wins. Tina Turner & Amy Winehouse?! YES! My Tivo is gonna be on fiyah.

In other news, Amy might be writing and recording the new James Bond movie theme. I’m a huge Bond fan, and I think it would be a great idea. The catch is that she’d have to stay clean until April, which is when the joint is being recorded. *sideeye* Let’s pray she can hold out LOL. “Quantum of Solace,” the latest in the Bond franchise will be out soon. I liked the last Bond theme, written by one of my favorite Rock vocalists, Chris Cornell.

Lastly, rumors are also going around that she’s going to be moving in with Ozzy Osbourne!? I guess she feels comfortable there because she’s friends with Kelly Osbourne, who’s also dealt with drugs with her family. I mean, these people kill me. Rehab isn’t supposed to be fun and comfortable! It’s so you can get yo sh*t together!! Amazing. Kirsten Dunst is in rehab too (from the “Spider Man” movies). Eva Mendes just got OUT of rehab.

Maybe I should go to rehab to kick my extra-sweet Red Kool-Aid habit. Gotta head off these cavities at the pass!

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Shawty Is Da Shit

7 02 2008

Now this is just NASTY. I don’t even know where to begin. Tyra Banks done went numero dos on herself.

Former New York “It” boy and Paper magazine blogger Fabian Basabe writes on his blog today that the supermodel turned TV personality, um, soiled herself at Fashion Week. Basabe was filming an interview in the W suite at the tents, and suddenly a whole cadre of people barged in and kicked him out. The reason? Tyra needed to change her clothes. Because of the incident. Apparently they had a spare change of clothes all lined up which makes him wonder if it’s happened before. (Source)

Knowing her stupid ass, this is probably going to be turned into a segment for her show. “What it’s like to have to wear adult diapers”. SMH.

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Brandy Signs With Sony/Epic Maybe?

24 01 2008

I saw over at SOHH that Brandy may have gotten a deal with Sony/Epic, and that B. Michael-Cox is NOT executive producing the project. “If dere is a gawt!” Sweet Minty Peppermint Pattycake Jesus, please tell me he’s gone. I don’t want everything to sound like “Circle,” “Be Without You,” “Obvious” and all the other 50-11 piano laden tracks. Nooooo thanks. I think Timbaland, Keith Crouch, Rodney Jerkins, Babyface & Diane Warren should all come back…and give 2-3 slots to some new upcoming songwriters *likemecough*.

Though I’m not sure if signing to a major label is good anymore…but I hear that Rick Rubin brought in a killer Urban team over there, so I’m crossing my fingers and both of my side-eyes just in case!

I will be checking on this rumor with my peeps tomorrow…I will let you know if anything else surfaces!

How long has Bran-Bran-Muffin been in the business? 14 years?


Monica, who? This is my ISH right here LOL. Brandy, Tamia, Chaka and Gladys? Wrap me in swaddling clothes and put me in a manger, I’m done. Don’t act like ya’ll didn’t cry when Kang Latifah got hit with the shotties in Set It Off and the end credits rolled. That movie is and still will be a hood classic LOL!

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Beyonce’ Teaming Up With Tina Turner?

23 01 2008

OK, now see, I told ya’ll I love Sasha, right? Sasha is the bizness LOL. Beyonce’ is alright, but I like when Sasha comes out. Well, Sasha is about to tear off the Beyonce’ skin and show her face!

 It’s a diva double take!

Beyoncé Knowles will join forces with the legendary Tina Turner for a performance at the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards, a source close to the show confirms to PEOPLE.

News of the A-list duet comes just one day after the Writers Guild of America announced it will not picket the awards show – clearing the way for stars to attend the Los Angeles ceremony.

Knowles, 26, has long been vocal about her appreciation for the 68-year-old icon: In 2005, she performed Turner’s signature hit, “Proud Mary,” during a Kennedy Center tribute. (Source)

So, looks like she won’t be a scab since they aren’t picketing the Grammy’s. Now see, Beyonce’ is not a slouch ya’ll, let me tell you. I joke, but ole girl is running her own show. She knows we are tired of her album and all them songs/videos. However, when she performed at the AMA’s, she changed it up with Sugarland.

Tina Turner!? OMG I STANS FOR TINA. This is like, a match made in heaven. I had to go clean myself up after just reading this, because Tina and Beyonce’ is sure to be a FANTASTIC performance. Beyonce’ performs her a** off, and Tina is the originator LOL. I own every Beyonce’ & DC-3 DVD cause the concerts are always an exercise in how it should be done.

They should throw in Patti LaBelle and it would OFFICIALLY be a dancing, sanging, sweatin, rollin’ on the ground, hollering good time!

One thing I can say about Spicy Creole — she is respected by her peers. Prince, Tina…the list goes on and on. I guess not everyone in the world hates Beyonce’ like Diana Ross LOL.

I am very excited about this. I hope this is true.

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Lauryn Needs To Call Apples For A Loan

14 01 2008

 

Is Lauryn Hill about to become a welfare chick? Eating that guv’ment cheese and getting TANF (what ya’ll know about Temporary Assistance To Needy Families? LOL!)?

OK, well maybe not all that, but Roger Friedman claims she’s living in Jersey with her momma and is in debt:

So what, you might ask, has happened to Jean’s former partner in the Fugees, Grammy-winning Lauryn Hill?

Sources say Hill was living in the Caribbean for a while as the mother of four children by Rohan Marley, son of the late Bob Marley. But now, insiders say, Hill is living in New Jersey with her mother — and the four kids — and may be in significant debt. Her only big solo hit album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” was released 10 years ago, if you can believe it. (source)

Rohan was probably like “get de reewind selectah out you crazy woman pon de river back to America!” or something like that LOL.

I doubt Lauryn will ever be THAT broke, but wow…living with Moms when you are a grown a** adult is usually an indication of low funds or you are trying to feel safe and get it back together. Let’s hope it’s the latter.

10 YEARS AGO!? Sweet Minty Jesus, that album still knocks like it came out a few years ago! I swear, time is going by way too fast. Next thing you know Usher will have another child and will be joining TGT with Tank, Ginuwine & Tyrese.

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Is Bryan-Michael Cox Helming the New Brandy Project?

9 01 2008

Rumor has it Brandy has given Bryan-Michael Cox the esteemed executive producer title for her as-yet-untitled upcoming album. It would be her first in four years.

I’m sure a lot of you, especially the rabid Brandy stans (IPS? LOL!), will have a lot to say about this. I like B. Cox — to an extent. I think he’s good for one or two tracks, and it has to be with the right artist, like Mary J. And he gets tired real fast when he uses the same damn piano intro for everything. He wore that out faster than Stargate wore out that acoustic guitar. I think having him exec produce is definitely overkill, especially for someone like Brandy who needs to reinvent herself, or at the very least, recharge what made us interested in her in the first place.

I have mad love from Brandy, but nowadays it’s more for sentimental reasons. I’d never write her off completely because she did the damn thang in the ’90s. She lost me with Full Moon and while Afrodisiac had its moments, she hasn’t been able to quite recapture my attention. Still, I’m interested to see what she can come up with this go-round. I think the last album was supposed to be the obligatory “personal, deep” album, but I think she’s gone through a lot more stuff since then that she actually has better material to write songs about now. Only time will tell — but I’m hoping this stuff about Bryan-Michael is a rumor.

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Mariah: “I Didn’t Diss J. Lo!”

8 01 2008

Less than a day after various sources reported Mariah said she would rather perform with “a pig” than Jennifer Lopez, Ms. Butterfly Jones has denied the allegations.

“This is just some Internet gossip and it’s pathetic that people actually entertain the thought that this could be real,” Carey adds. “This is another sad example of two strong women being pit against each other.” (Source)

I still think she said it.

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