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Monday, January 30, 2012

McDonald's Flavor Battle

McDonald's 2012 Flavor Battle Championship is here and Solange Knowles wasn't invited - ha. Reportedly, "Spinderella and spin veteran Disc Jockeys DJ Irie, DJ Skribble and reigning Flavor Battle champ DJ JayCeeOh will join iconic rapper and "human beat boxer" Doug E. Fresh and singer/actress/rapper Teyana Taylor in Miami Beach as three of America's hottest DJs scratch, mix and battle for the McDonald's 2012 Flavor Battle Championship title. The battle will take place on February 9th and will stream live from this website.

Rapper: Corey Gunz

According to the New York Post, rapper Corey Gunz was arrested on Saturday in New York City after officers rushed to the corner of Boynton and Westchester avenue -- and after a pat down, officers recovered a 9mm semiautomatic Taurus on Corey. The gun wasn't licensed and cory was booked on suspicion of criminal possession of a weapon. Shortly after his arrest, Corey posted $7,500 of his $30,000 bail and was released pending a court hearing.

Singer: Christina Aguilera

At Etta James homegoing service over the weekend, red liquid began to stream down Christina Aguilera's leg as she belted out Etta's hit song, "At Last". For more pictures and the actual video of her performance, click here.

Friday, January 27, 2012

R&B Singer: TANK

R&B singer TANK is preparing to serande couples during black history month and also during the week leading up to Valentine's day. The tour is simply titled, "The Couples Retreat Tour" and the dates are as follows:

FEB

10 Raleigh, NC Club Taboo

11 Killeen, TX Killeen Auditorium

13 New York, NY Blue Note

14 Washington, D.C. Opera Lounge

15 Philadelphia, PA (Private)

16 Tampa, FL Boomerang Martini Bar

17 Atlanta, GA Club Bella

18 Dallas, TX Palladium Cabaret

Update: Etta James Hawkins

A public homegoing service will be held today for the late R&B singer Etta James Hawkins. The service is being held two days after what would've become the singer's 74th birthdate. According to the associated press, visitations will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary's Manchester Chapel at 3801 W. Manchester Blvd and a private funeral service will be held tomorrow (Saturday).

Reality Star: Kim Kardashian

Reality star Kim Kardashian acting classes are paying off. The arising actress was cast in Tyler Perry's new film The Marriage Counselor, she landed a guest-starring role on a episode of ABC's Last Man Standing (set to air in February) and has recently joined the cast for season 4 of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. Regarding her add to the series Drop Dead Diva, Kim posted the following comment on her blog: "My character is called Nikki, who is Ben’s new love interest and starts a business venture with his ex, Stacy! I can’t wait to get to work with everyone on set!!"....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Simon Cowell & Jada Pinkett

"This show will comb the world to find a new breed of talent. I am happy to be creating it alongside Simon Cowell, the Sony team, and my partner Miguel Melendez, on behalf of the Overbrook family." -- Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith tells the associated press that she has teamed with Simon Cowell to create a reality show to find the best deejays in the world.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rapper: Jay-Z

Received the so-called single release cover for Jay-Z's hit song "Glory" that features his daughter B.I.C or Blue Ivy Carter. Not sure if this is the official cover but the person circulating this around the web seems to think so...

Rapper: Fat Joe

With the help of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign, rapper Joe has lost over 100 lbs within the last year. The rapper is staying on the positive track and has agreed to help teens who suffer from obesity shed the pounds as well. For more, click here.

Rapper: Luther Campbell

After promoting his film entitled, "The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke" at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Luther Campbell reveals to a small crowd that his group "2 Live Crew" will reunite for a tour this summer. For more, click here.

Movie Director: Spike Lee

“I have so many negative things to say about Spike Lee’s RED HOOK SUMMER that I don’t know where to begin.” -- Erik Childress of efilmcritic.com was one of many negative tweets following the review of Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. For more, click here.

Dancer: Kevin Federline

Britney Spears ex-husband Kevin Federline was rushed to the hospital yesterday after complaining of chest pains and collapsing on the set of the Nine Network's weight-loss reality program Excess Baggage in Australia. This is the second time Kevin collapsed on set while filming this reality show. Doctors are running test and decided to monitor Kevin's progress overnight. For more, click here.

Reality Star: Deelishis

Deelishis, a Detroit native who in 2006 won the VH1 reality show "Flavor of Love 2" husband Orlando Gordon is facing 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine for trafficking drugs in the Detroit area. According to online reports, "...drug agents...spent almost five years investigating a large-scale drug ring and seized more than $1 million cash, classic cars and more than $130,000 in jewelry." Deelishis wasn't charged in any of this and recently made the following statement, "No one has come here and done anything to us. We're fine...Ain't no $500,000 over at my house." Her husband Orlando is out of jail on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Supermodel: Heidi Klum

After six years of marriage and five wedding vow renewals, the supermodel Heidi Klum and singer Seal are preparing to file for divorce, reports TMZ.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Jet Setter: Holly Fields

This weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Actress Holly Fields was spotted ariving at the airport to attend events surrounding the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

RIP: Johnny Otis

On Tuesday, Rhythm and Blues pioneer Johnny Otis passed away at his home near Los Angeles California. He was 90 year old. Aside from his many accomplishments, Johnny was held responsible for launching the career of the late Etta James Hawkins; who passed this morning.

RIP: Etta James Hawkins

According to reports online, blues singer Etta James has succumb to complications obtained from her battle with leukemia. The singer's manager has stated that she died early this morning at a hosptial in California.

Spotted: RuPaul

America's favorite draqqueen was spotted on Wednesday at a Premiere Party for his hit show on Logo. The premiere party for "RuPaul Drag Race" was held at the Patricia Field Boutique in New York City:

Rapper: Luther Campbell

Got Stock? Business insiders and penny stock lovers are quickly investing in the Miami-based Progressive Care Inc and PharmCo, LLC, after the company signed rapper Luther Campbell as their executive spokesman. According to an official press release, Luther is assigned to, "aggressively lead an expansion initiative to promote superior HIV care and services, beginning with local residents in South Florida and later expanding into a national campaign to support long term living and health with HIV/AIDS." Progressive Care Inc. (OTCBB: RXMD) and PharmCo, LLC, are providers of prescription pharmaceuticals that specializes in anti-viral patient management, long term care and durable medical equipment.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rapper: Young Chris

"When you chop the head, the body falls...The bosses stopped talking, and there was nothing we could do. We just the workers, so we stayed workin’." --Rapper Young Chris reveals in a article published in the Philadelphia Weekly the reasons why his group 'State Property' was left behind shortly after the fall-out between rapper Jay-Z and Damon Dash. The rapper also reveals his group "State Property" is set to rise again...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blue Ivy Carter

According to Billboard's website, Blue Ivy Carter has become the youngest ever to hit the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts. Three days after her birth, her father (rapper Jay-Z) recorded a track titled, "Glory" and posted this on his official website. The infant makes her debut at the end of the track with a few short cries. Shortly after, the song made a climb up to No. 74 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Source

The Witch: Grisora

"When Beyonce was a young girl, she met a magical witch named Grisora in the woods while gathering berries and Grisora told Beyonce she would make her sing with the unmatched beauty of a thousand nightingales in return for her first born child..." ---Gossip site The Onion provides a video clip of a witch name Grisora claiming ownership of Blue Ivy after providing Beyonce Knowles with her singing voice for 15 years. As the saying goes, there's a ounce of truth in every joke:

Rapper: Jay-Z

After years of using the B-word freely within his rap songs, rapper Jay-Z decides to put it at rest...for the sake of his newborn daughter Blue Ivy. The rapper states so in a letter addressed to the new addition to his family:
Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich, I didn’t think hard about using the word B—-. I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it now with my daughter in this world I curse those that give it. I never realized while on the fast track that I’d give riddance to the word bitch, to leave her innocence in tact. No man will degrade her, or call her out her name the women won’t despise her and call her the same. I know it’s gonna miss me cuz we been together like Nike Airs and crisp tees when we all used to hang out front singing 99 problems but a lady ain’t one. Excuse me miss, can I be your mister cuz I can tell the difference from a little girl and a sister, She never grew up, her father left her alone I promise not to talk like we used to until Kingdom Come. I’m so focused on your future, The degradation has passed I wish you wealth, health, and insight forever young you may pass. Blue Ivy Carter, my angel.
Source

Rapper: Ol' Dirty Bastard

The Official FBI File of Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard was published online recently. The file was uploaded from a hacker name Rich Jones who runs the website Gun.io. Below is a list of highlights pulled from the actual documents:
The WTC is heavily involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, carjacking and other types of violent crime. [p5] Connections to the murder of Robert “Pooh” Johnson and Jerome “Boo Boo” Estrella. [p6] Connection to murder of Ishamael “Hoody” Kourma. [p13] A shoot-out with the NYPD. [p15] Arrest for felony possession of body armour. [p16] Connections to the Bloods Gang. [p17] Found in possession of large bags full of paper currency. [p40] Details of his being robbed and shot while staying in the Kingston projects. [p45]

Rapper: Dr. Dre

Rapper Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog will perform together this year at the Annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival. The duo is scheduled to hit the stage sometime between April 15 and April 22nd, 2012:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Rapper: Jay-Z

Recorded a new song titled "Glory" and posted the track on his social website, "Life and Times" today. The songs feature a crying baby in the background as the rapper reveal slight details leading up to the arrival of his daughter, he raps : "You're my child of a child from Destiny's Child...Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/We was afraid you'd disappear/But nah baby you magic....The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can't describe what I'm feeling for real/ Maybe I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you. You. Glory." -- The songs says it features B.I.C (Blue Ivy Carter)... Click here for more.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Update: Etta James

According to online reports, the legendary blues singer Etta James was recently discharged from a hospital in Southern California. The singer is resting at her residence as she battle leukemia and dementia. A lawyer representing Etta's estate says that she's, "nearing the end of her time, but she's a tough lady"...

Rapper: Dr. Dre

Got Stock? Are you interested in purchasing a popular penny stock that's slowly heating up the market? Well here's your chance, according to a article published on Smart Money.com, Dr. Dre's company "Beats Electronics" stakeholders became $309 million dollars richer after HTC bought a 51% share in the company. For more, click here.

Update: Beyonce Knowles

All media outlets are confirming that Beyonce Knowles daughter was born Friday night in New York City. The Daily News reports that Beyonce checked into the upper East Side hospital "Lenox" under the alias "Ingrid Jackson" and birthed a daughter named, Blue Ivy Carter. The New York Daily news confirms, "Music royalty Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed the baby girl in a private wing of Lenox Hill Hospital, the E! network reported Sunday. Music mogul Russell Simmons also confirmed the arrival of the bundle of joy, tweeting “congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z." For more, click here.