Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jay-Z ft. Mr. Hudson: Young Forever

I was curious to see what Jay-Z would do with this video considering its lyrics. It's not what I expected but it's cool nonetheless. I guess Jay is really feeling the black and white classy look. I like the contrast between the different scenarios.

Brittany Murphy's Husband Breaks His Silence

“My world was destroyed yesterday,” an emotional Monjack told Access Hollywood on Monday afternoon. Following the news of the actress’ death at the age of 32 on Sunday, the Hollywood community offered an outpouring of love and condolences for Murphy – and one message, in particular, was very moving to Monjack.
“I loved what Ashton [Kutcher] wrote on Twitter. It was comforting to me,” Monjack told Access Hollywood, adding he did not know his wife’s former “Just Married” co-star personally. “I couldn’t have said it better.” The message posted by Ashton read, “2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon. see you on the other side kid.”
Also, an autopsy on the body of actress Brittany Murphy was conducted Monday, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said. Authorities have said the 32-year-old appeared to have died Sunday of natural causes, and there was no sign of foul play or trauma. “Naturally occurring diseases could be found in any person that could lead to death,” said Capt. John Kades of the coroner’s office. The office is looking into Murphy’s medical history. A final report could take up to eight weeks. The cause of death will not be released until the toxicology report is concluded, said the coroner’s office. That process can take weeks. Police also are conducting an investigation, which includes robbery and homicide detectives looking at what was in her home, said Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.

MiMi Trying to Stay Relevant

Yes indeed, this is Mariah Carey's attempt to stay relevant. She has become the latest celeb to employ Nicki Minaj for a verse. The photos are from the set of the video for the song, "Up Out My Face." Mimi's hubby Nick Cannon posted the shots on his blog and is also apparently the director of the upcoming video. The song will be featured on Mimi’s "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel remix album", due in stores February 23. I haven't heard the track so maybe I shouldn't judge. *Kanye shrug*

Tiger/ Elin Divorce Apparently 100% Certain

According to this report from Hollywood 411, Elin and Tiger are definitely heading for divorce court. The report is actually a pretty good breakdown of the whole divorce aspect of the Tiger Woods drama. Elin is about to be PAID.

On Set with Trey Songz

I guess the concept of Trey Song'z latest video for "One Love" is "a man and his mic." It looks like Trey is going for the old school Frank Sinatra feel. Not sure how I feel bout the snugness of the pants, but the mandatory "shirt off" look is nice. LoL

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mashona & Swizzy Put Aside Differences for Son

Over the weekend, Mashona and Swizz Beatz put aside their public breakup for the sake of their son Kaseem Jr., who turned 2. The two threw a party for their little guy and both put on happy faces despite last week's Twitter Beef. Although it must not be the easiest thing for these two to co-exist, it's really admirable for them to take the high road for their son's happiness. The best of luck to the both of them.

Photos: Twitter

Latest Details on the Death of Brittany Murphy

Actress Brittany Murphy was very ill in the hours before she went into cardiac arrest and died. Apparently, Murphy was taking prescription meds for flu-like symptoms she had been experiencing for several days. According to reports, Murphy began vomiting early Sunday morning and told family members she was feeling very ill.
Sources say various prescriptions were found in the home — written for Brittany Murphy, husband Simon Monjack, and Brittany’s mom. Authorities did not find illegal drugs in the house, but Murphy was definitely taking various prescription meds. Murphy’s mother also told paramedics her daughter suffered from diabetes. However, people involved in the case doubt her condition caused her death.
Sources say her flu-like condition and the meds could have triggered a heart attack, but it’s too early to know. An autopsy will be performed Monday or Tuesday. Reports say her Monjack did not want an autopsy but ultimately it’s the Coroner’s call.

Usher ft. Nicki Minaj: Little Freak

First she teamed up with Robin Thicke for "Shake it for Daddy" and now Nicki Minaj has teamed up with Usher for a song called "Little Freak." Could Ms. Minaj be taking over Weezy's spot as the go-to-rapper for verses? Hmmm interesting. I for one am feelin the track. I like this chick's personality. She's hella animated but it's what makes her a bad bish.

Beanie Sigel Involved In Card Accident

According to various Internet reports, Beanie Sigel was involved in a very bad car accident over the weekend. The accident apparently occurred in Balitmore when the card the rapper was in was ran off the road by a tractor-trailer. Sources say Sigel was not the one driving but he was riding as the front seat passenger. They have not released how bad his injuries are at the moment.

Matthew and Tina Knowles Confirm Divorce

Over the weekend, Matthew and Tina Knowles released the following statement about their divorce, which became public last week.
“The decision to end our marriage is an amicable one. We remain friends, parents, and business partners. If anyone is expecting an ugly messy fight, they will be sadly disappointed. We ask for your respect of our privacy as we handle this matter.”

Nice to see them taking the high road despite rumours of a pregnant jump-off. All the best.

Omarion's Tribute to MJ

Omarion's latest video "Hoodie" featuring Jay Rock is apparently a tribute to Michael Jackson. Meh, I thought the dancing was cool but not spectacular. What are your thoughts? Did the tribute do MJ justice?