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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rapper: Kurtis Blow

Viewers in the Washington DC area received a treat this morning. The renowed rapper Kurtis Blow appeared and performed his classic Christmas Rap song on the Fox News network. The rapper also promoted his latest project, a new CD titled, "Vol 1, Hip Hop Church":

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Rapper: Bizarre

I want to show Nicki how much I really, really love her. Love her. … So check this out Nicki. I did this for you and only you. So here goes the world exclusive. This is how much I love you and I will eat your p–sy for life. F–k.[...] Right now, I’m going to show you my new addition. My new tattoo. Check it out. F–k yeah! Nicki, this is how much I love you. This is your husband, Bizarre.” --Rapper Bizarre from the group D12 affirm his admiration for rapper Nicki Minaj by admitting and adding an image of the rapper's face onto his arm via a tattoo:
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Yung Joc

“(They took) my speakers, TVs, my recording equipment...I’ve got songs with Jasmine Sullivan, Lil Wayne, Pitbull – I mean, big name artists...I’ve been seeing stories where people say this is about insurance fraud. The truth is, I did not have insurance. I was in the process of deciding who I wanted an insurance policy with,” --- rapper Yung Joc confirms that thieves duct taped his brother and his girlfriend before they robbed his recording studio of $70,000 worth of equipment. They also walked away with unreleased material stored on his harddrive. The rapper is offering a $2,500 reward for his stolen harddrive.
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Flavor Flav

The renowed rapper Flavor Flav and his fiancée Liz will appear on ABC's hit show "Celebrity Wife Swap". The episode featuring the duo will air on Tuesday, January 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET). Here's a brief summary of what you will see on January 10th:
Legendary hype man Flavor Flav, his fiancée of nine years, Liz, and sons Gibran (15) and Karma (4), live in a gated community in Las Vegas, but that’s where the “normal” part of their lives ends. When he’s not touring with Public Enemy, Flav regularly spends his time with his friends at the bowling alley. The easygoing Liz usually sits at home alone, tranquilly crocheting and reading self-help books while her mother looks after the baby -- or she goes out gambling, her favorite pastime. Dee, who is perhaps best known as the lead singer of ‘80s sensation Twisted Sister, and his wife of 22 years, Suzette, met in high school. They are very much the hands-on parents to Jess (29), Shane (22), Cody (21) and Cheyenne (14). When the quiet-loving Liz travels to Long Island to swap lives with Suzette, she almost loses her mind when Cheyenne’s post-hardcore band rehearses in the house. She is also taken aback when she realizes how little Dee and the kids help with the household in comparison with Suzette’s daily routine, which includes all of the cooking, cleaning and even styling her sons’ Mohawks every day. But that’s little to compare with the gravity defying and nerve-wracking experience Suzette is having with Flav back in Vegas. Suzette, who calls raising her children her “career,” becomes irritated when she sees Flav constantly on the phone and hanging out at the bowling alley with his friends. Flav keeps leaving Suzette with the kids alone or calling his sister-in-law to care for the baby. He often goes out for extended periods of time without informing Suzette of his whereabouts. As a result, he misses the scheduled plans she’s made for him and the family. When it comes time for Suzette to institute her own set of house rules, she discovers that Flav is not one to easily bide by someone else’s rules.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Singer: Sinead O'Connor

After 18 days of marriage, singer Sinead O'Connor announced that she's divorcing her new husband in a personal note posted on her official website:
"Dear friends, I had for reasons u will all understand, wished to keep this private but have been told today it is to be leaked in the next few days despite my best efforts. So I must now leak it myself so as the record is straight." "Within 3 hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behaviour of certain people in my husband's life. And also by a bit of a wild ride i took us on looking for a bit of a smoke of weed for me wedding night as I don't drink.” "My husband was enormously wounded and very badly effected by that experience and also by the attitude of those close to him toward our marriage. It became apparent to me that if he were to stay with me he would be losing too much to bear. A woman wants to be a joy to her husband. So.. U love someone? Set them free." "He is a wonderful man. I love him very much. I'm sorry I'm not a more regular woman. I truly believe though it is painful to admit, we made a mistake rushing into getting married, for altruistic reasons, and weren't aware or prepared for the consequences on my husband's life and the lives of those close to him. He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage. I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap."
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John Legend

While vacationing in the Maldives over the Holiday weekend, John Legend propose marriage to his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen. The singer is scheduled to ring in the New Year at The Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas on New Years Eve.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Kelly Rowland

No. I will babysit and change a diaper or two, and then give it back. I do want kids, but every time I think about a little person growing inside of me and getting bigger and then having to come out…a watermelon coming out of something the size of a lemon is insane to me----R&B singer Kelly Rowland reveals after Katie Mulloy asked, How has Beyonce's pregnancy made her broody. The singer also shares her plans to reunite with her father during this holiday season in next month's issue of Marie Claire Magazine.

Drake

Drake's love for the late singer Aaliyah is no secret, but we didn't know that he had her face tatted on his back. This past weekend, a photo of Drake playing tennis with his shirt off hit the web, and from the looks of it, Aaliyah's face has been inked on Drizzy's back. --- DamnAnthony reports for VIBE.com.

Update: Etta James

R&B singer Etta James was rushed to the hospital on Christmas day after suffering from breathing problems. The terminally ill singer is battling leukemia and her manager Lupe De Leon reveals to media outlets that the 73 year old singer is in pretty bad shape. He says, "They took her to the hospital...She was having trouble breathing, so they incubated her. She is on a breathing machine and is resting." Send prayers up for Etta James...

Spotted: Zoe Kravitz and Penn Badgley

Zoe Kravitz, daughter of rocker Lenny Kravtiz and Penn Badgley (actor from "Gossip Girl") were pictured canoodling poolside in South Beach, Miami throughout the Holiday Weekend. According to online reports, "..the gorgeous couple was spotted swimming and lounging poolside and on the beach in Miami through the entire Christmas weekend! As Penn and Zoe are both Jewish, they probably weren't held up by familial obligations this weekend. But I imagine Zoe's dad, rocker Lenny Kravitz, hosts pretty amazing Chanukah parties." Guess it's safe to say that these two are dating...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Spotted: Forest Whitaker

On Christmas Eve, Forest Whitaker and his daughter Keisha Whitaker were pictured at the Los Angeles Mission's Annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless. This dinner was held at the LA Mission in Los Angeles, CA.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Michael Jordan

Former NBA player Michael Jordan stepped out recently sporting the new addition to his line of sneakers; The Retro Jordan XI Concord. In Dallas Texas and all around the world, media outlets are reporting that thousands are standing in-long lines to purchase the latest from the former athlete's collection. For more, click here.

Actor: Samuel L. Jackson

On December 21st, Actor Samuel L. Jackson celebrated his 63rd birthday with Reverend Al Sharpton and Actress Angela Bassett before their performance of Broadway's "Mountaintop" at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City. If you have plans this holiday season to attend a Broadway production, add "Mountaintop" to your list. For more, click here.

Spotted: Alicia Keys

En route to a park in SoHo, New York, soul singer Alicia Keys is pictured above with her son Egypt. The singer sported a denim jacket, matching jeans, a pair of air Jordan sneakers and an oversized scarf to keep warm.

Big Tigger

FYI @WPGC & I have agreed 2 part ways. The BigTiggerMorningShow W/ Free is no more! Thanx 4 ya support & stay tuned! Now Back 2 my Bday:) RT -- Darian Morgan a.k.a Big Tigger tweets that his morning show with the former host of BET's 106 & Park FREE was cancelled by the radio station WPGC in Washington D.C. The popular host was let go on his date of birth (yesterday).

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rapper 50 Cent

..got banned from twitter recently for posting subliminal tweets about Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats. According to CelebrityFix:
Rapper 50 Cent was temporarily booted off Twitter yesterday after he posted a pornographic picture and video. Fans following the hip-hop star speculated that his account had been hacked but he later admitted he had been blocked when he tweeted, "Twitpic just suspended my account damn. They got 30mns to get it back or ima go haywire." The networking site intervened after the 35-year-old hip-hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, uploaded an image of a bikini clad woman with a jumbo burger wedged between her buttocks. He titled the pic, "Y'all like my Kim K burger?' Having earlier complained that he was hungry, the hip-hopper added the caption, "I know what I wanna eat now, a big juicy burger!" The post appeared to be an unflattering reference to reality TV stunner Kim Kardashian's famously large toosh. 50 Cent then followed up by posting a video showing an unidentified blonde woman simulating a sex act with a large sex toy, along with the caption, "Now see why I be mad b--ches be faking Ima find girl in this clip and Ima marry this b--ch and be happy like swiss." 'Swiss' is probably a reference to fellow rapper Swizz Beatz who recently married R&B beauty Alicia Keys.
Ouch!

Beyonce Knowles?

Is it so? Say it ain't so...
[BlindGossip] It’s coming down to the wire, folks! Just a few weeks to go. There’s one problem, though. She was looking too thin to be convincing. Thankfully, she found a solution that doesn’t include eating a single bowl of ice cream. It’s called Prednisone. Taking excessive amounts of corticosteroids over time can result in some serious effects, including hypertension and cataracts. Another side effect is gaining weight, especially in the face and neck and abdomen. She knew this because it happened to her before. Last time it was accidental and was upsetting for her. Now, though, it’s purposeful, and is a solution to her problem. She started taking Prednisone a couple of months ago, so she should be plumping up pretty soon. Fat face and neck coming right up! She not worried, though, because she’s been told that the weight will drop quickly once she tapers down below 10 mg a day. Followed, of course, by claims of how hard she worked to take off the weight.
Interesting...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Solange Knowles

The New York Post published a article highlighting the "simple" life of Beyonce's younger sister Solange Knowles. Within the article, it is mentioned that the singer lives in Brooklyn in an apartment called "Carroll Gardens" with her 7 year old son Julez, who attends a public school in Brooklyn. The article makes is easy for randoms people to park or setup shop outside of Carroll Gardens with hopes of catching a glimpse of Solange or maybe her sister Beyonce Knowles. To read the article, click here.

Beyonce Knowles

"I believe that parents prepare their kids for the moment that they're on their own: at this point, I am taking everything my dad and my mother have taught me, and I'm able to do things my way..." -- Singer Beyonce Knowles reveals in a interview with Jones Magazine. The singer is featured on the cover of their Arts and Entertainment Issue and according to the magazine's website, this issue recognizes "...the contributions that Mrs. Knowles-Carter has made to music, film, fashion and beyond". For more, click here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Maya Angelou

"I don’t think the word disappointment quite makes it, I was surprised...I know that Common is brilliant. He may in fact be close enough to be called a genius—I’m not sure—I know that we are all in process, and young artists are in process...There was a statement made by Machiavelli in the 15th century...He said if you want to control the people, separate them, and you can rule them, divide them and you conquer them. I will not be divided from Common by anybody’s machinations." - Renowed poet Maya Angelou phoned into BET's 106 & Park yesterday to squash an arising rumor that penned her against Chicago Rapper Common. Common was on set to receive the call and to discuss the issue further. For more, click here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kobe Bryant

By now, all media outlets are covering the divorce announcement of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant. The DailyMail states that Kim Kardashian's best friend, Carla DiBello is one of many women who have managed to capture and occupy Kobe's attention. The highest paid NBA player is set to lose at least 40 million in this Divorce settlement.

Rapper Common

Renowned poet Maya Angelou is at odds with the rapper Common. On the song "The Dreamer" from his newly released album "The Dreamer, The Believer", Maya recites a poem that she wrote and throughout the track, rapper common drops the N-word several times. After hearing this track, Maya made the following statement: "I’m surprised and disappointed. I don’t know why he chose to do that. I had never heard him use that [word] before. I admired him so because he wasn’t singing the line of least resistance." Click here for more.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Etta James

Two weeks ago, the blues singer's fight with leukemia was declared incurable and those close to the singer are requesting that her fans send up prayers. Instead of placing the celebrated singer into a hospice, she resting with a live-in doctor at her bedside. According to online reports:
"EW has confirmed that iconic soul singer Etta James’s health has taken a turn for the worst. It’s been a year of medical hardship for 73-year-old James. According to Lupe De Leon, her manager of 30 years, “Etta has a terminal illness. She’s in the final stages of leukemia. She has also been diagnosed with dementia and Hepatitis C. She’s in a home right now and mostly sleeps. She is under the care of a live-in doctor from Riverside Community Hospital and two others who have placed her on oxygen. Her husband is with her 24 hours a day, and her sons visit regularly. We’re all very sad. We’re just waiting."
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Chris Brown

"I'm directing @Wale and @BigSean slight work video this week!...Gonna be a Movie! F--- wit me!!" -- R&B singer Chris Brown reveals in a tweet that he added his magic touch to the video for Wale's hit song, "Slight Work". Slight Work rest at #10 on Wale's newly released album "Ambition".
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Mary J. Blidge

"I said that I wished that I had parents like that...I’m Mary J Blige, I’m me. I would never say I envy Beyonce’s life or any other female artist…" - R&B singer Mary J. Blige clears up a floating rumor that says she envys Beyonce life at WGCI Chicago on The Morning Riot Show. To view the actual video, click here.

Rapper DMX

VH1 is adding another reality show to their roster and the new show is titled "Couples Therapy". According to online reports, celebrity couples will undergo intensive relationship therapy with well-known therapist Dr. Jenn Berman. Thus far, the couples will consist of Charlie Hill and Linda Hogan (former wife of Hulk Hogan), DMX and Tashera Simmons and Kasey Khal and Vienna Girardi (from The Bachelorette and The Bachelor TV Series). For more, click here.

Rapper Freddie Gibbs

"The TSA found my weed and let me keep it. They just left me a note. "C'mon Son". Lol" --- Rapper Freddie Gibbs tweets after TSA Officers found his weed stash and didn't follow-up with an arrest. Shortly after many media outlets posted this tweet with a image attached, the rapper quickly removed his tweet from twitter.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ayla Brown

Despite her admiration for the Boston Celtics, former (season 5) American Idol contestant Ayla Brown (and daughter of Sen. Scott Brown) signed a contract to sing the national anthem at Philadelphia 76ers Sixers' basketball games. For more, click here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Scotty McCreery

The winner of American Idol's 10th season, Scotty McCreery performed with his high school choir recently. According to the tasteofcountry website, "...the 18-year-old senior joined the talented singers at Garner High School during a recent Christmas show" where he sung a version of George Strait's ‘Christmas Cookies.’".. For more, click here.

Rapper Flavor Flav

In a Las Vegas court room yesterday, rapper Flavor Flav was ordered by a judge to enroll in drug counseling classes and to pay a $250 fine after pleading "no contest" to driving without a license and insurance in Las Vegas. In April 2011, the rapper was pulled over by Las Vegas police officers and arrested after officers discovered that the rapper had four outstanding driving-related warrants lodged against him.

Beyonce Knowles

Several websites are reporting that Beyonce is faking her pregnancy and the blogsite "BlindGossip" is dropping some hintful gossip that maybe directly related to the singer, her husband and their surrogate:
She was brought in from outside the United States. She only speaks Spanish (or Portuguese?), and has a child who is approximately Kindergarten age. She is fairly attractive, looks like she is in her late twenties, and has thick, dark brown hair and medium-colored skin. You probably wouldn’t notice her if she was walking down the street. However, it doesn’t really matter what she looks like, as she is simply the Surrogate for a baby that is a genetic combination of the soon-to-be Mom and Dad. The Surrogate is currently living on the Lower West Side of Manhattan with her first child in a very nice apartment. She is not married, and does not really know anyone in New York, but she does want to stay here once the birth is over. The apartment is being paid for by the Couple. The Surrogate is well-cared for by a full-time staff person and there is always a doctor or nurse on call. She looks like she is approximately eight months pregnant, and is clearly much bigger than the Mom, who is simply playing pregnant.
Ouch!

Rapper Xzibit

The rapper Xzibit recently toured Australia and before his last concert at the Darwin Convention Centre, he went swimming with crocodiles. Yep - the rapper and a male friend was photographed in a underwater tank at Australia's popular crocodile park... For more, click here.

Rapper Shyne

“I don’t even want to be a rapper...I don’t listen to that music. I’m a musician. I’d rather be like Bob Marley or Leonard Cohen, one of those guys.” -- The former rapper Shyne reveals to Karl Vick during a interview with Time's Global Spin, while discussing his new approach to music and religion. The former rapper also reveals that he completed two unreleased albums, Gangland and Messiah and that the content of his new music is far from what he once rapped about. Click here for more.

Beyonce Knowles

A very pregnant Beyonce Knowles was spotted shopping in West Hollywood yesterday. The Dailymail reports that the singer was purchasing some sexy undergarments -- let's hope the undergarments were apart of their maternity line.

Tips?

The following was submitted by an anonymous reader:
I was watching X factor the other day and have this theory and strange feeling that Rachel Crow is Beyonce's daughter and Etta James is her grandmother. Rachel has an uncanny resemblance to Etta James. The singing talent has been passed down for 3 generations (usually musical talent is passed down). It is documented and admitted by her adoptive parents that Rachel Crow was a crack baby and her parentage is unknown. Maybe this story was planted and made up to make a believable story of how Rachel surfaced. Clearly, Rachel is being groomed and shows signs of being MK ULTRA like Beyonce & Etta. That breakdown was also a way to catapult her into the Hollywood stratosphere. Also, during the the breakdown, she showed signs of multiple personality & bipolar disorder. I found it very strange that she went from 1 to 10 & screaming to her adoptive mother that winning was promised to her which is also an indication that she is being groomed. Beyonce is a known sex slave for rich white execs & has had many abortions. I am sure she had a baby during her nearly 40 years on this planet & this child was taken from her & passed off as a crack baby & now is being groomed & called the next Beyonce/Etta James. There is no mistake how producers had Rachel Crow sing Etta James "I'd Rather go blind" & Beyonce's "If I were a boy". Just like it was no mistake casting Beyonce in Cadillac Records as Etta James. I believe Beyonce & Rachel have White ancestry & Etta James father is a White man- whose parentage is unknown too. The looks are uncanny between the three & like Etta James who was a sex slave too, she had a child and it was taken away from her and groomed to be Beyonce. Matthew Knowles adopted her or she was given to him & Tina & they raised her has their own. Etta James was high most of her life so I am sure she does not recall giving birth & as much brainwashing going on- it makes sense. Rachel Crow is Beyonce's daughter by a white older man. The TRUTH will come out!
Got Tips? Interesting....

R. Kelly

Several websites are reporting that R&B singer R. Kelly placed his Chicago mansion on the market. This is the same mansion where R. Kelly filmed those infamous porno tapes with adult women and a underaged female. According to the Washington Post website, " A real estate listing shows the 22,000-square-foot mansion in Olympia Fields with a $1.595 million price tag. It’s a short sale, meaning Kelly owes more on the house than it’s worth....Kelly custom-built the 16-room gated mansion in 1997. The house includes eight full bathrooms, four fireplaces, an indoor pool, sauna and theater room. There’s also a private lake. Over the summer the house was the subject of a $2.9 million foreclosure lawsuit because Kelly reportedly failed to make monthly mortgage payments for more than a year..."

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rapper: Paris


More over Nicki Minaj..there's a new female rapper in town and she goes by the name "Paris".

According to rapper 50 cent, "If you’re a G-Unit fan and you listen, there’s a song [called "Kitty Kat"] that goes ‘Ow, I need cash for my kitty cat, ow,’ that was actually Paris’ performance back then. She came and did vocals for us on that record. But now, she’s ready so you’re going to see Paris."