Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blue Ivy Carter

It's time for Blue Ivy to receive her first of many check ups and as a result, Beyonce Knowles was spotted recently having lunch with what was suppose to be Blue Ivy hidden under a blanket. There's a buzz floating underground that goes, "It wasn't Blue Ivy under that blanket...the surrogate was at the hospital in Manhattan w/ Blue while Jay-Z and Beyonce had lunch at Sant Ambroeus cafe and espresso bar in the West Village.."...

Marcus Vick

Is headed to jail; for ten days. According to online reports, "The younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced (last) Thursday. The charge stems from his failure to appear at two court dates for a charge of driving on a suspended license."...

Whitney Houston

The March 12th issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is set to hit stands on March 2nd. The issue cover features the late Whitney Houston and will detail her life on stage and off screen. To read excerpts, click here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Damon Dash

Is in Hong Kong preparing to setup shop and launch his clothing line DD172 and record label BluRoc Records...

Singer: Teyana Taylor

Yesterday, someone hacked into Teyana Taylor's twitter account via her cell phone and leaked nude and semi-nude photos of the singer -- who claims to be a virgin.

RIP: Zelda Kaplan

New York socialites are mourning the loss of one of their own; 95 year old Zelda Kaplan. The socialite and former ballroom dance instructor passed away while seated front row at the Joanna Mastroianni fashion show. Several people gathered to carry the deceased socialite out of the venue prior to stopping the show and calling for an ambulance. To view pictures, click here:

Rapper: Travis Porter

Travis Porter was arrested yesterday when he tried to go through a security checkpoint at the airport in Atlanta. The rapper had a Glock .45 caliber handgun in his carry-on luggage...

Update: Whitney Houston

According to online reports, Whitney Houston's homegoing services will stream live on Saturday from the New Hope Baptist Church in her hometown of New Jersey. Following the service, Houston will be buried next to her father, John Russell Houston Jr. As stated by Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, the service will stream live on this website.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

RIP: Freddie Solomon

Professional NFL football player lost his battle with Cancer and passed on Monday in Tampa, Florida. He was 59...

Singer: Brandy

Hours before Whitney passed, she dropped in on a interview R&B singer Brandi was having with Clive Davis to pass her a note. E news asked Brandi directly what was written on the note and she declined to reveal -- due to personal reasons. Here's what she told E News, "I'm going to just not say what it was and just keep it to myself for my own personal reasons...It's just so unfortunate. Whitney meant everything to me—everything. She's the reason that I sing. It's crazy, so crazy."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Musical Selection: Wale

It's Valentine’s Day and if you are having problems with your significant other, we suggest that you purchase Wale's Album "Ambition" to listen to his hit track "Sabotage". According to online reports, "the #1 most added record at Urban Radio Stations is “Sabotage” the song that features R&B singer Lloyd. The track was successfully added into the rotation of 41 markets across the United States, including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and New Orleans” – hot track!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bobbi Kristina Brown

The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was escorted by ambulance from the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel at around 10:30am this morning. The teenager was released and is said to be resting. Her father, R&B singer Bobby Brown left his concert with the R&B group New Edition to be at her side. Thoughts are prayers are with the Houston and Brown family members during their time of bereavement‎...

Rihanna and Kanye West

During the Grammy's Pre-telecast, Kanye West and Rihanna picked up two awards for their hit song, "Turn off the lights" . In addition, Kanye’s album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” walked away with the award for Best Rap Album. To view the list of winners, click here.

The Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards is streaming live. To view from your mobile or desktop computer, click here.

RIP: Whitney Houston

The singer's body was discovered submerged in a bathtub of water inside of her Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel Room. Reports are circulating that the singer was taking the drug Xanax and mixed it with alcohol after partying with friends the night before. The cause of death has yet to be announced; she was 48 years old.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Singer: T-Boz

In October of last year, former TLC member T-Boz filed for bankruptcy. Since the date of filing, the singer has made no attempts to pay off her debts (of more than $700,000) and as a result, the case was thrown out of court by a U.S. judge.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Blue Ivy Carter

Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy Carter made her public debut through pictures posted on her father's blog "Life & Times". For more pictures, click here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Singer: Beyonce Knowles

According to online reports, Jay-Z and Beyonce filed an application (on Jan 26) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect Blue Ivy Carter's biological name and to reserve it for a future line of baby related products. The application was filed under BGK Trademark Holdings — BeyoncĂ©’s company. The singer has 9 trademark agreements under BGK Trademark Holdings. To view, click here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Singer: Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce was spotted for the first time since giving birth the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy. The singer was spotted arriving at her husband Jay-Z performance at Carnegie Hall last night. For more pictures, click here.

Rapper: Jay-Z

Jay-Z performed at Carnegie Hall last night and he's on schedule to perform again tonight. Click here to view details of last night's performance via The USA Today.
Nas and Alicia Keys perform at Carnegie Hall to benefit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Foundation

NFL Player: Victor Cruz

"We are living the American dream right now...This is a complete joy and it’s everything we talked about wanting to do when we first got together 10 years ago...The day Victor and I first met, I told him, ’Look I want to be in sports publicity. I want to be an agent. I want to do deals,’ and he said, ’I want to be an NFL player...People used to laugh at us. But you know, I think we’re a testament to dreams really coming true. We sit down every day and we highlight what our goals are. One of our goals was to have a family and we have Kennedy now. One of his goals was to win a Super Bowl and he has that now." -- Elaina Watley Girlfriend of Superbowl Champ Victor Cruz reveals the path they took to get to where they stand today.

Monday, February 6, 2012

RIP: Hazell Stoudemire

The brother of New York Knicks player Amare Stoudemire died in a car accident early this morning in Florida; he was 35 years old. According to online reports:
The Florida Highway Patrol issued a report that said Hazell Stoudemire was driving a Cadillac Escalade north on U.S. 27 in Lake Wales, Fla., at a high rate of speed and collided with the rear of a tractor trailer at 1:42 a.m. ET. The report said that the 35-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt and was declared dead at the scene. Police are awaiting test results to see if alcohol was involved in the accident.

Rapper: Drake

Reported on Billboard's website, rapper Drake re-wrote history by having the most #1's on Billboard's Rap Songs Chart. For more, click here.

Rapper: Heavy D

Eulalee and Clifford Myers, the parents of rapper Heavy D (and their adopted son R&B singer Johnny Gill) interviewed with the Jamaica Gleaner via Flair to discuss the events leading up to the death of their youngest son:
This is the first time since his death that his parents, who are both Jamaicans, have opened up to the media about their pain and grief. "There is no way to describe it," they both told Flair. Heavy D was their youngest son, and the third child to die in the family; her other sons Tony died at age 26, and Jerry at 37. The couple has two children left, a boy and a girl.... Eulalee Myers said she spoke with her son the Saturday after he returned from Europe and he said he wasn't feeling well. "I told him to go to the emergency room, because I felt it was walking pneumonia." She said she sent him a text on Sunday and he said he was going to the doctor on Monday, which he did. The doctor saw two spots on Heavy D's lungs and prescribed a Z Pack, a very potent antibiotic. Mrs Myers does not think the antibiotic had anything to do with her son's death...She said on Tuesday morning he said he was resting, and three hours later she received a call that he had died.
Story Continues...

XLVI Superbowl Champs: New York Giants

Superbowl XLVI ends with the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots at 21-17. In New York City it's all about the numbers...this makes the second superbowl win in "four" years for the New York Giants.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Rapper: Jay-Z

This upcoming week, rapper Jay-Z will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. Ticket sales for this event will benefit the United Way and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. According to online reports:
The 42-year-old rapper will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7, which marks the first time a solo hip-hop artist will headline at the historic venue. To fundraise for the United Way of New York City and his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, Jay-Z is auctioning off front row tickets and premium box seats. The package also includes a meet and great with the business mogul and entrance to the after party at his 40/40 club. The money will assist students from low-income families. Bidding for the front row tickets stands at $15,000 and is expected to close at $20,000, while the box seat have a current bid of $18,000 and are estimated to reach $50,000.
For more, click here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Justin Combs

Justin Combs, Sean "Diddy" Combs oldest son signed a "letter of intent" yesterday to play football on the college level at UCLA. For more, click here.

Singer: Esperanza Spalding

Grammy Award Winning Multi-instrumentalist Esperanza Spalding is back with a new album (release date is March 2012) entitled, "Radio Music Society". On the first date of black history month, BET's 106 & Park debuted the music video for her first single, "Black Gold" featuring the contemporary R&B singer Algebra:

Tour Dates:

April 18 – Buffalo, NY – Center For The Arts

April 19 – Cleveland, OH – Metro Campus Auditorium

April 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

April 22 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

April 24 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

April 25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

April 27 – Hollywood, CA – The Music Box

April 28 – Phoenix, AZ – JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival

May 1 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

May 2 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues

May 3 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival

May 5 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre

May 23 – Paris, France – La Cigale

May 28 – London, UK – KoKo

June 27 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Jazz Festival

June 29 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre

June 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Celebrate: Black History Month

Ebony Jr. Magazine

February 1985

RIP: Don Cornelius

"We've been in discussions with several people about getting a movie off the ground. It wouldn't be the 'Soul Train' dance show, it would be more of a biographical look at the project...It's going to be about some of the things that really happened on the show." --- In a 2010 interview with The Times, the creator and host of "Soul Train" revealed that he's preparing to produce a behind the scenes movie project from the hit show. The nationally syndicated show was televised for 35 years and ceased production in 2006. At around 4:00a.m this morning, a family member found Don Cornelius bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his home in California. After a rush to the hospital, Don was pronounced dead; he was 75 years old.