Video: The Roots (feat. Patrick Stump) - “Birthday Girl”

13 03 2008

The internet is a-blaze with backpacker fury over this one! The Roots‘ video for their first single “Birthday Girl” — featuring Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump — leaked yesterday, and it’s notable for looking a lot like some shit a 16 year-old girl would make.

I will be the first to admit — DO NOT GET. Not necessarily DO NOT WANT, because it does intrigue me, pero no lo comprendo. It’s some girl… turning 17 or something… and she’s a lesbian? And the mom is getting hit on by the butch one? I mean, I get the whole attempt to look like a fan video but the plot points are what’s baffling me here.

Roots fans are like, the most pretentious pieces of shit in the world so you know they were shitting themselves not only when this video came out but when the song leaked. I think ?uestlove and the rest of them know exactly what they’re doing. It’s a ploy for attention and it’s working.

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Black Lucy Hits Up “Mi TRL”

7 03 2008

Raven-Symoné, who has been referred to as “the Black Lucille Ball“, visited “Mi TRL” on Thursday to promote her new film and whatever else she’s got planned — my guess is a line of bedazzled potty training sets with Disney characters emblazoned on it or some shit.

She really needs to work on these facial tics because she is the definition of WONK here and I don’t think she looks this bad in live action. Maybe she just realized she was on “Mi TRL” and not the real one and got a stink face.

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Your Weekly Dose Of Ignorance: Woman Admits Cheating On Husband For Money

27 02 2008

The new game show “Moment of Truth” on FOX pits contestants against a string of increasingly uncomfortable questions that they must answer truthfully in order to win money. If they answer one untruthfully, they lose all the money they’ve earned from answering other devastating questions candidly.

Watch this chick admit to punking her husband out in a plethora of ways, and then losing at the last minute on a stupid question. This is what you get for being greedy and thinking anything is worth a little bit of scratch. This show is a fiery mess.

Props to jaycurtis for the heads up.

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Ride Or Die

18 02 2008

Amy Winehouse out and about sporting what looks like a tear-drop tattoo — holding it down for her BLAKE INCARCERATED!

It could be eyeliner. I don’t really know. But what I do know is I wouldn’t mess with Amy Winehouse if I saw her walking down the street. If she grew up here in the States she probably would have joined a gang and beat all the bitches down when they jumped her in. In fact, I’m gonna call her “La Loca Amy” from now on.

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Aretha Calls 9-Wah-Wah On The Grammys

12 02 2008

Aunt ReRe needs to sit down and have a bowl (or seven) of ice cream to get over this because the rest of us just don’t care.

When Beyoncé and Tina Turner hit the Grammy stage for their high-octane duet, most folks were left in awe. But the woman known as the “Queen of Soul” was left a bit dismayed after Beyoncé introduced Turner as “the queen.”

An offended Aretha Franklin says in a statement, “I am not sure of whose toes I may have stepped on or whose ego I may have bruised between the Grammy writers and Beyoncé, however I dismissed it as a cheap shot for controversy. In addition to that, I thank the Grammys and the voting academy for my 20th Grammy and love to Beyoncé anyway.”

There was no immediate comment from Beyoncé or the Recording Academy. (Source)

I think enough people have kissed those oversized mammaries for a lifetime, hmmm? Does it REALLY matter that you didn’t get ALL the shine for once? Did you copyright the word “Queen”?

The worst part about this is I totally saw it coming as soon as Bey-Bey introuced Anna Mae. Maybe if Aretha decided to put on something other than a “2002 prom dress” (NaeNae, you a fool for that one) that looks like it’s three sizes too small and keep her jug-ulars in check we’d be more inclined to “properly honor her”.

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Where’s The Love, Nickel?

4 02 2008

Guess Nickel had to learn the hard way about the herpes.

Paris Hilton hosted a Super Bowl pre-game concert at the 944 Super Village, a venue built by 944 Magazine near the Fashion Square Mall [in Scottsdale, AZ].

During his headlining performance, 50 Cent name checked Paris Hilton, who was dancing in the front row.

When she attempted to get on the stage and dance, she was promptly told to, “Get the f**k off the stage,” causing her to burst into tears. (Source)

Damn, that’s:

Ice cold!

Now here I thought Paris and 50 were bosom buddies but I guess the love is gone. Meanwhile, an angel just lost its wings somewhere because I posted this “story”.

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Good Lawd That’s A lot Of Money!

24 01 2008

It has now surfaced that Shaq is spending up to $850,000 a month on his expenses. That is ridiculous and all but are we really all that surprised? I’m just mad at him being emotional over his wife being secretive of finances when he is spending $6,730 a month on dry cleaning! Outrageous!

The tall-head just sent a Miami-Dade court a never-seen-before affidavit for his and wife Shaunie’s divorce file. Records show O’Neal dragged his size 23 sneakers over the mandatory financial snapshot for months.

While the document says O’Neal makes an enormous amount of money, $1.8 million in monthly salary, publicity contracts and returns on investments, his routine expenses total $875,000 - A MONTH.

Among them: $156,116 in mortgages on three homes (including his $20 million mansion on Star Island, Miami Beach), plus $31,299 in homeowners insurance; $3,345 in phone bills; $1,610 in lawn and pool maintenance; $12,775 in food; $1,495 in cable TV; $24,300 in gas; $6,730 in dry cleaning; $17,220 in clothing; $2,305 for pets, and $110,505 in vacations.

Child care sets Shaq back $26,500 a month. He and Shaunie have four children, and Shaq had an extra one from a previous relationship. By the way, Shaq is paying $10,000-a-month in temporary child support and another 10 grand in alimony.

To his credit, the big-man-in-the-middle is doing his share in helping close the giant federal budget deficit. The 13-page document shows he pays nearly $6 million a year in federal income tax and nearly $2.5 million in taxes in states where the Heat play away games. Property taxes sets him back about $850,000.

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Ho Sit Down!: Ghostface Killah

23 01 2008

Ghostface had the nerve to send out a MySpace bulletin with this YouTube bitching about his sales. I thought this cat was on the underground? I thought he was trying to keep it hood?

I’m cracking up because people on the comments are talking about how he stays slanging in his rhymes but now he wants to talk about how downloading music is illegal.

This is just a mess because he’s saying he has 100,000 MySpace friends and only 30,000 bought the album. Well I don’t know about everyone else but I saw his ass perform at UCLA in October and after that boring ass shit I didn’t even bother to download his album. He carrier pigeon’d that performance in and nothing salts me more than a lazy artist.

Moral of the Story: If you wanna pow-wow with Ghostface, go buy his album, show up with it to his concert and you can drink a 40 with him in the back of his Corrolla. The end.

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Jamie Lynn Spears Is Pregnant?

18 12 2007

The good people over at ONTD did some searching and found what is said to be tomorrow’s cover of OK! Magazine. There isn’t “A reliable source” and “a friend said” quotes in this but an interview with Jamie Lynn herself. This is just a hot pile of mess if it’s true and from what I’ve been hearing it’s pretty true.

At least it’s not Ashanti’s sister.

Edit: It has been confirmed by People Magazine as 100% true.
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First ‘Ye, Now 50 Showing His Panties!

18 09 2007


I just wanted an excuse to post this picture again

Chintzy Pence, it’s alright. We know you bitter dawg. Can’t our black men no longer take a beating with pride and show some dignity? All this press, even though it’s still press, is just enough. ENOUGH. Be a role model to young black men (snicker). Take your beating and come back stronger. None of this whining and crying. My mom woulda beat me with 3 2-inch switches for all this crying. Seriously.

Now 50 Cent claims that Def Jam doctored Kanye’s sales. 50, we not gonna act like you wasn’t paying people in the Bronx to go and buy your record!

Looks like 50 Cent isn’t going into his retirement without a fight: The rapper, who has vowed to quit his music career if Kanye West’s new album does better than his, is accusing his rival’s record company of “rigging sales.”

Both artists released their records the same day last week.

British sales show West leading, and similar results are expected when U.S. industry figures are released today.

As that embarrassment for the brash 50 looked ever more likely yesterday, he accused West’s label, Def Jam, of some shady shenanigans.

According to the UK music magazine Uncut, 50 (real name Curtis Jackson) thinks Def Jam has doctored its sales figures.

“He’s never had a fraction of the sales 50 Cent has,” the embattled rapper told the mag.

“They could have only one scan and have it count four times. West’s entire career hasn’t sold half what I sold on my first album.”

According to figures compiled by several music industry trade publications, including Billboard and Hits Magazine, West’s album, “Graduation,” is expected to open at No.1 on this week’s chart with sales in excess of 800,000 copies.

Meanwhile, 50’s “Curtis” is slated to enter at No. 2 with sales just north of 600,000.

Source

It’s his party and he can cry if he wants too.

50 — dawg, SO WHAT. You have sold more albums than Kanye overall, you have WAY more money than him, and you have many more entrepreneurial, successful ventures than him. You are winning the war, Kanye is just winning the battle. Please realize this, sit down somewhere, and STFU!

Does anyone have a banana to shove in his mouf? Maybe that will shut him up.

We are the ones losing anyway — Def Jam and Interscope/Geffen/A&M are all under the Universal umbrella. Shame on us! I pity the fool that really is falling for all this.

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Nickel Takes A Tampon Timeout

17 09 2007

50 Cent is playing his foreign fans out, postponing his European tour and canceling a planned appearance at Britain’s MOBO Awards and an MTV Germany show, causing some to speculate that Nickel really may be retiring.

A spokeswoman for 50 Cent refused to comment on his retirement plans.

She said that “unforeseen circumstances” had led to the temporary postponement of his tour. (Source)

Hissy fit? Nap time? Tampon timeout? I’m just throwing out guesses here.

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Serena Williams is stank and the press is letting her know

5 09 2007

The press got in Big ReRe’s ass because of a huffy press conference she held after she was defeated at the U.S. Open.

“I just think she made a lot of lucky shots and I made a lot of errors,” Williams said at her news conference of opponent Justine Henin.

“I really don’t feel like talking about it. It’s like I don’t want to get fined. That’s the only reason I came. I can’t afford to pay the fines because I keep losing.”

Players who fail to appear for post-match news conferences face fines from tennis officials.

Williams’s words and manner were greeted with widespread disdain.

“(Williams) met the media afterward like a rattlesnake meets a ground squirrel,” wrote Bill Dwyer, in the Los Angeles Times.

“If anybody was expecting perspective afterward, or maybe a gracious nod to a better effort by an opponent, forget it. We had sullen Serena. Snippy Serena. Snarly Serena.”

In the New York Times, under the headline, “Williams needs a lesson in etiquette”, Selena Roberts wrote: “Who’s classless now?

“The grumpy, borderline nasty disposition that Williams displayed after her loss was a little jarring considering she had her own lack of preparation to blame for giving in so easily to Henin.

“Serena was bitter, angry and upset. She directed some of that at Henin. Who could use charm school now?” (Source)

At the end of the day, I guess ReRe is just a hood rat like any other from Compton, so we shouldn’t be surprised by her bad attitude. Is it disappointing and should she be ashamed? Yes. But all I’m saying is you don’t take your alcoholic Aunt Linda to an open bar and expect her to be acting all quaint and shit.

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Even Mya knows her album is never coming out

30 05 2007

Mya was spotted at Europe’s AIDS foundation gala Life Ball looking rather down and out/crackish. The expression on her face in this picture simultaneously makes me laugh and feel sad. Look at the half-hearted wave. This just screams “Motown is never releasing my album and I’ll be forced to do second-rate hair magazine interviews for the rest of my life.”

She looks a little better in this second picture but still “off”. Pobrecita.

(Bossip)

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There’s something about Brandy

17 04 2007

Brandy backstage at a Boost Mobile event. You know the party is bootleg when they can’t even afford a real camera. No shade against polaroids, but come on now.

Brandy just looks so sad all the time. It’s been a rough couple months years for her and although I have a love-hate relationship with her, it pains me to see her like this.

Here she is with Rise Against. Yeah, I dunno either.

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