Faith Evans’ Memoirs… Are You Checking For This?

14 04 2008

Faith Evans‘ personal memoirs are reported to be hitting bookstores in August. Of course the title of the book is “Keep The Faith”. How many play-on-words can she do with her name? This is getting a little tired. I have “faith” that this will be a bunch of retread stories about how she beat Lil’ Kim’s ass and hated Biggie for cheating on her all the time.

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Where’s Suge When You Need Him?

11 04 2008

Vanilla Ice was arrested at his Palm Beach, FL home last night for kicking (KICKING?!?) and striking his wife after an altercation. Wipe me down.

According to South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Vanilla Ice, born Robert Van Winkle was originally accused of striking and kicking his wife, Laura Van Winkle during an argument.

Vanilla Ice, 40, told police that he and his wife had been arguing since Wednesday, when he left there house to avoid an altercation.

He returned sometime last night and the married couple fought again.

By the time the police arrived at the Van Winkle’s home, the rapper’s wife told police she did not want any media attention and that he only pushed her.

Vanilla Ice was charged with domestic battery. He denied pushing or striking his wife.

The rapper served one year’s probation, after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge in 2001, after he allegedly pulled hair from his wife’s head during an argument on Interstate 595. (Source)

Kicking? Yanking on her wig? This is some eighth grade girl behind-the-bleachers-after-P.E. shit. I don’t even have the energy to talk about this fuckery right now. Where was Sugar Bear Knight? He’s never around when you actually need him to hang a goon outside a window by his ankles.

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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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Lil’ Llama Blowin’ Up Spots!

3 04 2008

 

Lil’ Mama talked to SOHH about her experience being on tour with artists like Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy and others, saying it was “like high school”.This is hilarious because she is trying to play it off like she had so much fun but you can tell she was focused more on the negative aspects. Egos, jealousy and boyfriend-girlfriend situations… I have no problem believing any of this, but the part that’s funny is she only mentioned MALE artists other than herself! I got this mental image of Omarion storming into Woof Woof’s dressing room and asking him why Chris Brown’s body oil was in his car.

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Wendy’s Husband Is On Fire!

25 03 2008

Nicole Spence, long-time talent booker for The Wendy Williams Experience, has filed a sexual harassment claim against Wendy’s husband Kevin Hunter.

On the heels of the sexual harassment complaint filed by talent booker Nicole Spence against the husband of her boss, radio personality Wendy Williams, SOHH spoke with Spence’s lawyer Kate Webber to find out more details about the scandal.

As SOHH previously reported, Wendy Williams’ talent booker at WBLS 107.5 FM, Nicole Spence, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission yesterday (March 24) alleging that Williams’ husband and manager, 33-year-old Kevin Hunter, tried to demand sex from her on repeated occasions.

According to the complaint, the self-professed Queen of All Media ” aided and abetted” her husband’s sexual harassment, even offering to take Spence shopping so that she could dress like a “sexy little b*tch,” as Hunter demanded.

Williams has publicly refuted these claims, calling Spence a liar.

“Her allegations are totally false,” the shock jock told the New York Post. “This b*tch is out of her mind.”

“Interestingly, we hear no detail from Mrs. Williams where in contrast, Nicole Spence lays out clearly exactly what’s been going on there and how utterly offensive it is,” Webber said.

Spence spares no detail in her six page complaint, listing instances of sexual harassment in which Hunter allegedly told her he wanted to “f*ck” her on several occasions and often berated her, calling her a “stupid f*cking b*tch.”

Spence also said Hunter was also abusive to Williams, choking her and beating her in and near WBLS’ New York City offices.

While Williams has dismissed all of these claims, Webber said the defense is confident Spence’s case.

“We have clear evidence and other witnesses at the company who will back it up, that Mr. Hunter engaged in blatant and open sexual harassment,” Webber told SOHH. “He did this in the office, in front of other people. The company was aware of this, the head of Human Resources was aware [and] all of this supports her claims strongly.”

In Spence’s complaint she says one HR employee in particular actually warned her about Hunter.

“Catrice Allen of Human Resources admitted that she personally heard Mr. Hunter sexually proposition me in the workplace and warned me to watch out for Mr. Hunter,” the complaint reads.

Reps for Wendy Williams were not available at press time. (Source)

Damn! So I guess this is why Nicole has been M.I.A. for a couple weeks on the show. They are saying she is being retaliated against for blowing the whistle while she still works for WBLS.

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard scandalous things about Kevin. For some reason I don’t doubt this at all and wish Wendy would dump his ass once and for all.

This is just a complaint so far but I’m sure the lawsuit is coming.

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Tocarra Gets Brolic On ‘Celebrity Fit Club’

20 03 2008

I’m late on this, but I had no idea she was really wilding out like this. She looks/sounds demented! I was laughing at that white lady judge. The drill instructor was scared Tocarra was gonna put feet on her!

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Gloria Allred Obviously Hasn’t Seen ‘Norbit’

14 03 2008

Melanie Brown’s lawyer Gloria Allred has blasted Eddie Murphy for not visiting or being a part of the life of Angel Iris Murphy Brown, his daughter with the Spice Girl. Eddie says he thinks Mel B poked holes in the condom to which I reply that the better defense would be: “Eddie? Having sex with a woman? I rest my case.”

After a National Enquirer report that Eddie Murphy thinks ex Melanie Brown tricked him into getting her pregnant, Mel’s lawyer Gloria Allred tells PageSix.com that the actor’s continued refusal to meet daughter Angel is “inexcusable.”

Allred didn’t comment on the Enquirer’s report that a source close to Eddie claims he and Mel only slept with each other three times during their relationship, or that she told him she was on birth control. However, the powerhouse attorney exclusively told us that regardless of the couple’s past, “I think it’s sad and inexcusable that Mr. Murphy chooses to punish his baby by refusing to visit her or be involved emotionally or in person in her life. It’s shocking that he continues to refuse to be involved with his daughter and that he has intentionally missed the precious first year of her innocent life.”

Melanie and Eddie’s paternity case over baby Angel Iris is still in the discovery stages, but a hearing has been set for May 21. Eddie previously claimed that the girl was not his, but DNA tests proved otherwise. (Source)

If you ask me, if we wanna keep little Black Candice Bergen “innocent” and “precious”, it’s probably a good thing Eddie’s not in her life. Po’ thang would grow up thinking her daddy dressed in drag wearing a fatsuit was as normal as playing catch.

As long as Scary Spice gets. that. money from Eddie (guess Johnny Gill will have to put that pilates class on hold) and treats her baby right, everything should be aight. I’m sure she and… that man she’s dating will be good parents.

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I Need A Girl Who Doesn’t Want Money

10 03 2008

I had to post this because it was just so predictable that it was surprising. Just read on and you’ll see what I mean.

R&B producer Mario Winans is reportedly refusing to support his three-year-old son, according to his ex-lover Janell Bennett.

Bennett, who was in an eight-year relationship with Winans before she had her son Jordan, claims she was removed from her family home in Miami, Florida because Winans refused to pay child support. The surprise eviction has apparently left the cocktail waitress “homeless and living with friends on the south side of Chicago”.

Two years ago the single mother was caught up in a legal battle with the music producer to prove he was the father of her son. DNA reports came back positive, and Winans was ordered to pay Bennett $4,500 per month in child support.

Bennett tells the New York Post’s PageSix, “He hasn’t paid me. I just wanted support, and I was on disability and Medicaid and welfare just to have the baby. “He stopped paying last year… by the end of August 2007, I lost the house and moved to Chicago… I just want him to do right by Jordan… It would be so simple for him to call me so we could work something out.”

The two met in 1997 through their mutual friend Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

Winans’ representatives have made no comment on the allegations. (Source)

She’s a cocktail waitress. The only thing that would be more stereotypical is if she were a go-go dancer.

LOL @ her being like “I live on the southside of Chicago!” Where was she living before, South Beach? Something tells me if you get evicted, having a kid isn’t the only reason you can’t afford to live there. Not that I don’t think Mario should pay, but ya know. Maybe he can give her the same beat he gave Diddy, Keyshia and Ashanti and she can try and make a hit record. I dunno. Something.

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Things That Could’ve Been Brought To My Attention YESTERDAY!

6 03 2008

Dru Hill got back together for a hot second live on the radio and then Woody decided he wanted to go serve God again. As Khia would say, something in the milk ain’t clean with this. Sisqo was just waiting for an opportunity to go for his Best Actress Oscar and he got it here. It just seems too contrived to be real.

I just keep thinking of that quote from Wedding Singer where Adam Sandler screams “ONCE AGAIN, THINGS THAT COULD’VE BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION YESTERDAY!” That’s who Sisqo was channeling in this.

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Gnarls Vid Banned From MTV

5 03 2008

The new Gnarls Barkley video for “Run” has been banned by MTV because it failed the “Harding Test”, which tests videos for the susceptibility to causing seizures in certain viewers.

The clip reportedly failed the Harding Test, a set of regulations put in place to prevent television images from causing epileptic seizures, because of the video’s strobe effects. And though there seems to have been a bit of controversy generated by the video, the group themselves don’t see the problem.

“I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but we’re having issues,” Danger Mouse told Billboard. “I think [the video] is cool. It works for me. But I’m not necessarily that easily seasick. We can’t predict how people are going to interpret it.”

The video’s plot revolves around a fictional television show set in the 1990’s, which is hosted by [Justin] Timberlake, and features Gnarls Barkley performing as a guest on the show. (Source)

If I were an MTV exec I would put the kibosh this shit for failing the Juan Carlos Test which means it’s boring as hell (View the video here)! I tried watching it a couple times and I kept zoning out. It also broke a pulled a big no-no which is making Justin Timberlake out to be cool.

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Dipset Disbanding?

4 03 2008

40 Cal” from Dipset (yeah, I don’t know, either) has realized a new track claiming that “Dipset Is Ova” in the midst of leaders Cam’ron and Jim Jones having it out, as well as Juelz Santana recently alluding to problems with Cam. Hip-hop crews need to just all dissolve because I’m sick of AHH and SOHH reporting on it everytime the weed carriers and glock holders feel like they’re getting shafted.

Over a new track recently leaked on the net, Dispet rapper 40 Cal proclaims “Dipset is Ova.” Though the camp hasn’t officially disbanded, cracks in the crew showing up everywhere.

It’s no secret that Cam’ron and Jim Jones have beef, but recently, Juelz Santana spoke out about problems he’s having with Cam too.

On Hot 97’s Angie Martinez show, when the rapper was asked what the hold up was on releasing new material, Juelz pointed to the Dipset Don as the problem.

“Me and Cam gotta work some things out, bottom line,” he said. “I came in the game when I was young right, so it’s no reason for me - to have accomplished and did as much as I did - to be getting treated the same way as I was treated when I just came in.”

Now, 40 Cal has released the new track “Dipset is Ova” onto the net, in which he blames the camp’s beef for ruining everyone’s careers but Jim and Cam’s.

“Dear Dipset the G’s not eatin/ Somebody tell Cam and Jim to please stop beefin,” 40 Cal rhymes.

Dipset member Bezel chymes in, “Cam got money, Jim getting gravy/ Dipset is ova. This sh*t is crazy.” (Source)

Damn, with rhymes like that, they’re sure to get their own deals in no time. Sit down!

I guess this means Cam will be scratching their names out of his best friends’ list in his notebook.

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Princess from Crime Mob Sets the Record Straight

26 02 2008

Princess from Crime Mob came out to talk to SOHH Gyant about the friction and drama going on in her group that led to Diamond’s departure. I don’t even what songs these kids sing and they’re beginning to be more famous for beef than anything else. I’m not mad because I sat there and watched this whole video even though I don’t really know what’s going on with them! LMAO! I’m sure Diamond is going to come out with a diss record any minute and it will probably be over the Flo-Rida beat or something.

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Tank Got Tased?

19 02 2008

I ignored this when I first heard about it because it was from Chinese Takeout but I guess the woman who was with Tank actually spoke out and said that he was indeed brutalized by police this past weekend in New Orleans.

R&B singer Tank was arrested outside the House of Blues in New Orleans early Monday morning on several charges including disorderly conduct.

The singer and a friend were headed to an afterparty for NBA All-Star Weekend at the House of Blues, but were reportedly blocked by police due to a shooting in the area. According to an, the police were rude, harassing both Tank and his female friend Ira Dewitt, before telling them they could not enter the area.

In response, Tank told the policemen “Why are you gonna be like that?” Then, immediately began to walk way. That’s when three police alleged attacked Tank and began using their tasers on him.

“We started walking away,” Ira told MediaTakeOut.com, “but they grabbed Tank and threw him against the wall. [The cops] bent one of his arms up and the other arm back and asked him to do something. Tank told them that he couldn’t and before you knew it, there were three cops all over him… and they tased him.”

Tank was arrested and booked, and was reportedly released on bail Monday. (Source)

I’m sure these cops didn’t know who he was (and I can’t really fault them for that, no offense T) or else they would have been all “Pleeeeaseee don’t go” instead of jumping on his ass when he started to walk away. Tasers are no joke! They have you paralyzed on the ground and the only thing you can do is talk, really. It happened here at my school and apparently D-listers are the next target. Everyone watch out for them tasers!

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Mathew Knowles Doesn’t Want To Talk To A Bey Bey Bout Ree-Ree.

15 02 2008

 

Mathew Knowles, Beyonce’s dad & manager (Praise Beyaweh! May Her Mane Reign Surpreme Forever!) called out Fatback Taffy Auntie Ree-Ree! Ooooh! It’s about to be a….girlfight!

Mathew Knowles is a little upset over Aretha Franklin taking offense to his daughter Beyonce using the word “queen” during her Grammy performance with Tina Turner.

In a statement released Wednesday, Papa Knowles said he will not allow Beyonce to even comment about the uproar.

“As a manager I am not taking something this ridiculous to Beyonce,” Knowles stated. “Beyonce referred to Tina Turner as a ‘queen.’ Not queen of gospel, queen of soul, queen of blues, Queen of England. I consider my wife a queen and sometimes call her that. Does Aretha have a problem with that?”

In his statement, Mathew Knowles said: “Something this ridiculous – it’s childish, it’s unprofessional. And it’s a sad day when egos get bruised because somebody used the word king, queen, prince or princess.” (Source)

You better give Queen Tina her props, she looks like she doesn’t take kindly to pesants not giving her her respect. I have a feeling one day Mathew got crunk about doing the dishes and she hexed his forehead hair to be grey. That taught him HIS lesson!

I feel what he is saying, though, I mean it IS Aretha Franklin. It ain’t like Ciara released a statement about certain performers wearing not conflict-free Yaki and who used to be in girl groups. It’s ARETHA calling you out — she should know about that.

What if Creole Lady Marmalade Beyonce’ is rolling through her favorite Popeye’s and Aretha rolls through and there is an akward moment? Trust me, after this, it won’t be about who gets the last breast(s).

I mean we don’t see (Queen) Kang Latifah getting mad! Or the Dairy Queen. She ain’t released a statement either. Just stop.

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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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