Friday, May 14, 2010

T.I. On Larry King

T.I. appeared on Larry King last night for his first post-prison interview and it was interesting to say the say. Obviously, T.I. has been media trained prior to his appearance and instructed to dodge certain questions. There was a lot of Larry asking a question and T.I. repeating it as if he was searching for the right answer in his head. Basically, he insists that he got the cache of guns because he feared for his safety. He also mentions how he came up and his baby momma Tiny (but dodges the question of whether he'll appear on her show. Word on the street is he is forbidding her to do another season). I felt that some of Larry's questions were asked a few times to elicit different old journalist trick. LoL. Peep the interview below:

Awww Post of the Day!

This cute lil whipper snapper grew up to be ladies man Drizzy Drake. How precious.

Pretty In Pink

Amber Rose, who seems to have been laying pretty low lately, stepped out last night looking pretty in pink. Love the look. She looks well put-together. Wonder what she's been up to while away from the paparazzi spotlight.

Mary's Acting Gig

Mary J. Blige as signed on to play jazz icon Nina Simone after years of rumours that she was the front-runner for the role. The film is currently titled "Nina" and is set to be directed by Cynthia Mort, who also wrote the script. The plot will revolve around Nina Simone's relationship later in life with her assistant Clifton Henderson. With a current budget of $10 million, the film is scheduled to begin shooting in France this September.
Mary hasn't done a lot of acting before so for her to be entrusted with such an iconic role is huge. Interested to see how this pans out for Ms. Mary.

1 Big Happy Family

Last week we told you that Eddie Murphy was ready to step up and be a dad. You see, since she was born Eddie has rejected his daughter, Angel Iris, with Mel B. But now it seems that he wants to have one big blended family with all his kids knowing each other.
Mel B, her hubby and Angel were spotted hanging with her Angel's sister Bella (Eddie’s youngest daughter with Nicole).
Good to see them together!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jay-Z & Eminem Announce Concerts

All you Jay-Z and Eminem fans, get in here. The boys recently announced that they were doing two shows together. On Sept. 2nd, Eminem will rock Comerica Park in Detroit, with Jay-Z opening up for him and on Sept. 13, Jay-Z will rock Yankee Stadium in NYC with Eminem opening up for him. Tickets go on sale June 12. Good luck getting tickets. Exciting stuff! Peep the video for details:

Foxy Brown on Mo'Nique! We Missed Ya!

How nice is it to see Ingra out and about?? We missed the Ill Na Na! The rapper made an appearance on Mo'Nique last night with the original Foxy Brown (Pam Grier) to talk about losing her hearing and finding salvation through the Lord. Foxy put on a lil weight while she's been out the spotlight, but we ain't mad. Come and reclaim your rightful place on top of this female hip-hop game Fox!

Dirty Money: Hello, Good Morning

Diddy shows off the finer things in life (what else is new) in his video for Dirty Money's "Hello Good Morning." We see fast cars, the upscale party scene and some cameos from Ricky Ross, Swizz Beatz, T.I. and ugh....Ciroc Bottles (of course). I swear Diddy gonna be Diddy Boppin till he's 90.
P.S. T.I. didn't waste no time getting right back into the swing of things eh?

Angel's Assets

Who knew the younger Simmons sister had assets like that? Angela proudly showed off her cakes at the 2010 SESAC Awards last night in New York. Looking good Angie!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Alicia Keys: Unthinkable (I'm Ready)

Alicia Keys goes back in time for her very racially-charged video for the song "Unthinkable (I'm Ready). The video goes through different eras all the way to present day when racism was rampant and blunt, when interracial relationships were unheard of and when people didn't hesitate to let you know the tension between Black and White America.. Chad Michael Murray is Alicia's leading man as they hide their romance from their friends and don't give up on love.

Put Away Your "Free Gucci" T-Shirts

Notice how I said put away...don't throw away? I kid, I kid. Either way, Gucci Mane is now a free man again. He was released from the Fulton County jail late last night, looking a bit slimmed down. He's been locked up since November 2009. He took the moment of his release to announce that he's already forming a new group, a new label and is ready to drop some new music. Shawty Lo and DJ Holiday were there to welcome him home.

Lil Wayne Caught W/ Contraband MP3 Player

*le sigh* Oh Weezy. I dunno what to say to you. You have fans waiting for you to get out but you took a risk and got burnt with a cellphone, earphones and a charger in your cell? SMH. According to the Village Voice, Rikers Island corrections officers conducted a surprise inspection of rapper Lil Wayne’s prison cell and found earphones and a charger.
The MP3 player [for the headphones and charger] was discovered in the cell of another inmate in the unit. And, in a kind of tragic detail, it turns out Lil Wayne had hidden the original contraband – the charger and headphones – in a snack bag in the garbage can of his cell. He’s being charged with an infraction–possession of contraband, says our source. Inmates are allowed to purchase an AM/FM player and earphones from the commissary, but what Wayne had wasn’t authorized. Before you yawn, realize that everyone in Rikers –even the celebrities – is forbidden to possess any form of non-sanctioned mobile electronics, whether cell phones, videogames, or otherwise, and the fact that Lil Wayne was found with an iPod in his cell means that someone had to smuggle it into him.

Weezy’s infraction will probably mean additional time tacked onto the end of his sentence.

Fashion Forward or Fashion Fail: Kelis

Oh THIS is where Nas's money is going?? Towards "interesting" outfits such as this one? Kelis was spotted heading into the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London, England for an appearance on a morning radio show. She rocked leather high-waisted pants, white sneakers, a floral-print shirt, a deep green jacket with furry arms. I am so confused.

Asleep in this Club?

Perhaps performing on tour AND partying every night aren't the best idea RiRi. Looks like Rihanna was a teeny bit tired and appeared to be dozing as she hit yet another two clubs in London with a reported entourage of almost 70 people. Wakey, wakey RiRi

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Drake: Find Your Love

I see you Drake! After the scrutiny of his past two videos, Drake drops his visual for "Find Your Love" and silences the doubters. Shot in Jamaica, this video is on some real BAD MON ish! The accents are authentic, the locations don't get more real and yes that's Mavado making a cameo. For all the ish people are talkin bout Maliah and Drake, they do look cute together. This is officially some blockebuster shit. Major kudos to Drake.
p.s. Anthony Mandler is a beast!!!!!

Larry King Snags 1st Post-Jail TV Interview With T.I.

Larry King has snagged the first TV interview since he's been out of jail. T.I. is set to appear on CNN this Thursday at 9pm for a sit-down with Larry. We can only hope there's no bowties this time around....

Kelis Won't Let Nas See Knight

Nas sat down with to talk about how Kelis won't let him see his son. SMH. Check out what he had to say:

How old is Knight? Is he walking yet?

He’s like nine months. He’s crawling, pulling himself to stand up. He said the word ‘stick’ about a month ago. He’s been talking for about two months, saying little words here and there.

How often are you able to see him?

My son was born with ice grills, so when his mom feels in the mood she sends pictures. If not, its hell. It’s hell trying to figure that out, trying to get him—I’ll just leave it at that. It’s hell. A man shouldn’t go through that shit, but it’s another story I’ma tell at a different time.

Do you feel a certain way about having the tattoo [of Kelis] now, after everything that’s been going on?

[Laughs] I don’t really think about tattoos, I just think about adding more, you know what I’m saying?

Expect Kelis to respond in 3...2...1.....


RiRi, The Girl Inna Di Tight Up Skirt

All my reggae heads will get the title (word to Red Rat). Anyways, Rihanna was spotted hitting up the London nightclub scene last night after her Last Girl On Earth tour stop in the city. She made a major entrance at the Mahiki Club where she partied till 4am. Love this outfit on RiRi.

Photos: Spalsh/WENN

Is Eddie Ready to Step Up & Be a Dad?

In Hollyweird news, it looks like Eddie Murphy may be ready to stop denying his 3-year-old daughter with Mel B., Angel Iris. He recently hosted a party at his home, and invited Mel and Angel. Sources say they are allworking to repair on their father-daughter relationship. Here's how the Daily News is reporting it:
While promoting 'Shrek Forever After,' Eddie talked a lot about his kids," says a source. "Ever since, he's been making efforts with Mel to get to know their daughter."

Our source says he hosted a bash at his L.A. compound last week, and Brown, her husband, Stephen Belafonte, and Angel, her 3-year-old daughter with Murphy, were in attendance. "They've both said some really nasty things about each other to the press," says our source. "So needless to say, some guests were shocked."

We hear the "Dreamgirls" actor had an additional push to make nice. "Eddie's ex-wife Nicole helped them reconcile their issues, too," the insider said of Murphy's ex-wife, with whom he has six kids. "Angel is Eddie's youngest child, and Nicole wanted her children to know her. That helped Eddie to come around and get past all the animosity he had toward Mel.

"All of the children were there for the party, and it appeared that they're one big happy, blended family," the source added.

Robin Thicke & Snoop: It's In The Morning

Robin Thicke talks about that good ol' morning wood...but in his sexy white boy Robin Thicke kinda way with his song "It's In The Morning". The video features a lot of sensual touching, white bouncy bed sheets (you know the real comfortable type), showers and kitchen counters. Waittttt did he just say "let me put some cream in your coffee"....Lawd have mercy!

Monday, May 10, 2010

A.Keys Pregnant + Swizzy's Divorce Finalized

Alicia Keys performed in the Netherlands on May 8, and according to some this photo is enough evidence that she's preggers. She does look to have a protruding tummy but I'm not too sure yet. Could there be a Swizzy baby in that tummy? You be the judge.
In other Swizzy/A.Key's related news, Mashonda and Swizzy's divorce has finally been finalized. According to Internet reports, the judge signed off on the papers on Friday. Now that it's all over, apparently Mashonda is writing a book about her life (read tell-all) with best-selling author Aliya S. King.

Oprah & Friends Walk It Out

Oprah Winfrey brought out her celeb friends for a charity walk in NYC to celebrate the 10th anniversary of O magazine. The theme, of course, was "Live Your Best Life." Jennifer Hudson, Mary J Blige, and others were all there to walk it out.

Photo: Kohen

Jay-Z on SNL

Mr. Shawn Corey Carter *swoon* appeared on SNL this weekend with the ever-funny Betty White. Jay ran through a medley of his hits, including "Public Service Announcement", "On To The Next One", "99 Problems" and, of course, "Empire State of Mind." Lots of people were asking who the chick who performed with Jay is. Her name is Brooklyn and she's one of his artists and the person who replaces A.Keys when she's not available.

Show Stephens: So Amazing

Canadian R&B singer Show Stephens has released his video for the single "So Amazing." It's your typical girl bumps into guy while typing on phone story and they fall in love (lust?) but done in a cute way. Then it turns out it was all a dream...word to Biggie. Nicely directed as well. Just one thing though, how the hell you gonna show a nice gift box but never reveal what was inside? Geeeze, way to leave us curious.
The song itself kinda reminds me of the Canadian version of "Invented Sex." Could show Stephens be Canada's Trey Songz? Hmmm.

R.I.P. Lena Horne

Lena Horne, the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She was 92. Born into Brooklyn’s black middle class, Horne was so light-skinned that other black children taunted her, accusing her of having a white father. She battled racism during her career. “I was always battling the system to try to get to be with my people. Finally, I wouldn’t work for places that kept us out…it was a damn fight everywhere I was, every place I worked, in New York. In Hollywood, all over the world," she was quoted as saying. RIP to a woman that paved the way for many.