Kim Kardashian and her basketball playing husband Kris Humphries have reportedly hit a rough patch in their marriage just eight weeks after being married in a lavish ceremony. Speculation is already pointing to divorce.
Although itâs always hard to separate reality from reality show drama with Kim, at least one tabloid, Londonâs Daily Mail is reporting that the marriage is over.
Kimâs agent at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment reportedly has dropped Humphries as a client and plans to feature the couple together on a reality show are off the table.
âI donât know when theyâll announce the split or why they got married in the first place but they are done,â a source told the the tab.
âThey are divorcing. They havenât been together for a month and while Kim has been staying in New York she has been staying in a hotel room which Kris has failed to visit,â the source added. (Is the source Khloe?)
Other reports claim that Kim still has the hots for ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush.
Kimâs business commitments have reportedly torn the couple apart since the marriage. The reality star, who returned from Dubai on Sunday.
Kris didnât make the trip to the Mideast with Kim, even though heâs not playing right now because of the NBA lockout. Momager Kris Jenner, went instead.
During their most recent public appearance, however, the couple seemed to be on an even keel.
They dined with Kimâs sister Kourtney and boyfriend Scott Disick, at Hurricane Club in New York last night.
They were spotted leaving the restaurant holding hands, and both were wearing their wedding rings, according to various reports.
Kim and Kris, who married in a lavish wedding in August, although a two-hour television special featuring planning and preparation for the wedding was filled with tension.
Kris seemed like an awkward addition to the Kardashian and sister Khloe questioned his motive for marrying Kim.
Kris also doesnât seem to enjoy the intense tabloid coverage that follows Kim.
Soulja Boy is in the slammer this morning after being popped by police. According to TMZ, he was in a car with 4 other men when they were pulled over in Temple, GA for a traffic violation. Everyone in the vehicle was arrested after cops found atleast $70,000 worth of marijuana and cash in the car, as well as firearms.Â
Soulja Boy, Yoooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuu may need to get it together!
Usher had a wardrobe malfuction of the worst kind on Saturday night - he split his pants while performing at the William J. Clinton Decade of Difference Concert in L.A.! Lucky for him, nothing embarrassing was exposed. When he noticed the rip, he shrugged and said, "I work hard."
Check out the video from TMZ:
VH1âs Basketball Wives Miami star Royce Reed announced on her twitter page that she would not be returning for the fourth season. It really doesnât come as a surprise since weâve been hearing these rumors for months now and none of the cast members, except for Suzie, want to film scenes with her.
Good Afternoon! As of right now I have decided NOT to return for Season 4 of BBW due to artistic differences. Things may change but as of now, No!
Moments later Tami Roman responded hinting that Royce may not be the only one that exits stage left of the show.
Well ok @Roycelr donât be surprised-several others may followâ¦
Last month, Evelyn Lozada also claimed she would not be signing on to do anymore shows, a new season of Basketball Wives included.
It looks like not only âartistic differencesâ but âfinancial differencesâ may be the reason that castmembers are leaving. Page Six ran a blind item a few days ago that stated:
Which producer of a VH1 reality show is fed up with negotiations over contracts for âBasketball Wives?â The producer was overheard telling people that the ladies âbetter fall in lineâ or theyâll be booted âlike the New York Housewivesâ
Beyonce has released her video for Countdown and at first had people talking because it showed off her baby bump. NOW it has people talking because she's being accused of stealin her choreoraphy for Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmauker! Checkout this side by side comparison.
Rihanna looks beautiful on the cover of Esquire Magazine, being named the Sexiest Woman Alive! Check out the interview where she talks about everything from her tour, drinking before the show and Chris Brownâ¦
ESQ: It was a pretty fascinating scene. Bodyguards, dancers, dozens of people who looked liked they had nothing to do. I saw Jay-Z duck into your dressing room.
RIHANNA: I was walking out as he walked in. He was like, âYo!â I had my tea in one hand and my drink in the next.
ESQ: You drink them at the same time?
RIHANNA: One is tea and one is a shot. I usually like dark liquor â brandy or whiskey â but itâs very high in sugar-content and I have some photo shoots coming up, so I had to switch it up to vodka.
ESQ: Do you live on your bus during a tour?
RIHANNA: I hate going to hotels when Iâm on tour. I like to stay on the bus. I can sleep, I can shower, I can just pull up right to the venue everyday. I work out. I have a trainer. So, she trains me wherever, whenever. Touring messes with my metabolism, so I have to get tight.
ESQ: What do you eat on tour?
RIHANNA: Iâm very stubborn when it comes to food. I donât like to try new things. When I came to America, there were so many different cultures and tastes. I havenât acquired a taste for a lot of things. Like, calamari? Jay-Z had to make me eat it. We have this thing called Taste Test Tuesdays or New Flavor Fridays or Substitute Saturdays.
ESQ: What happens in your dressing room before a show?
RIHANNA: I eat lozenges, steam my voice, do my makeup. I Skype my vocal coach and we sit there at the makeup table and do warm-ups for about a half-hour. Then, Jen, my personal assistant slash bartender, brings me a shot that she dilutes with a little something so itâs not so harsh, like orange juice or soda water and lime.
ESQ: Why do you have the shot?
RIHANNA: I have to have it. I take it very seriously, so there is a level of anxiety, always. I overthink everything when it comes to my job. The drink calms my nerves. I sip it while I watch the opening act from my dressing room. Sometimes I go out into the audience. I put on a really big hoodie and sneak out there.
Emergency officials responded to a call about a possible prescription pill overdose when they were dispatched to Terrell Owens' LA apartment. T.O. was transported by ambulance to an L.A. hospital and cops spoke with him at the hospital.Â
Owens has been released and a rep has not yet commented on the incident.Â
Back in 2006 T.O. was hospitalized for inhaling 35 Vicodins, and although he insisted he just had a "bad reaction" many believed it was a suicide attempt.Â
We just hope he gets the help he needs, or learns how to take prescription pills properly.Â
Drake has been forced to scrap plans to release his new album on his birthday due to ongoing legal wrangling over samples.
The hip-hop star had wanted his latest record, Take Care, to hit shelves on October 24, the day he turns 25, but the release has been pushed back until November as he awaits clearance on samples used on several of the tracks.
He says in a statement, "I have completed 19 songs (17 on physical and 2 on bonus), and have run into a roadblock of clearing three samples in time to make the October 24th date... My options were to take the songs off and make the birthday release happen, or to take an extra couple (of) weeks to get the paper work right and give you the album they way I need you to hear it.
"The choice was clear as day for me. November 15th you will get Take Care the exact way I created it with no trimmings... I do apologise for the delay but I promise that it is only for the benefit of our experience together."
Set to embark on a tour of the United States on October 7th in Atlantic City, Adele announced on Tuesday that she was canceling all of 10 her performances due to a vocal illness.
The Grammy winner, who sold out all ten of those shows, released a statement on her website, excerpted below:
"IÂ apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely i do. i know its not only disappointing because of the show, but its plane tickets, hotel bookings, birthdays, anniversaries and time wasted. but please have faith in me that this is the only thing i can do to make sure i can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability. truly yours and yours only forever, adele xx"
Kanye West, an artist who knows how to generate buzz, was hoping some positive energy would surround his first womenâs wear collection, unveiled to a host of A-list guests over the weekend during Paris Fashion Week.
Bold-facers like Anna Wintour, Lindsay Lohan, Ciara, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and nearly every major fashion critic imaginable were all seated in the front row to get a first glimpse at DW by Kanye West.
Despite all the glamourous attention, some were less than impressed with Westsâs looks.
Cathy Horyn of the New York Times tweeted: âNext season Kanye should get a tailor so clothes might fit. Models swimming in some looks. Kills the hot look, no?â
Jessica Michault of the International Herald Tribune sent this Twitter missive: âThe Kanye West show, in my humble opinion, is proof that everyone can love fashion but not everyone can be a fashion designer.â
Womenâs Wear Daily and Style.com were a little less severe, chalking up Westâs missteps to beginnerâs folly.
What do you think?
Chris Brown took it to the next level with a fan last week when he licked and kissed her knees on stage.
During his concert in Detroit, Breezy welcomed a female fan up on stage for one of his songs. He danced around her seductively and took off his shirt before then engaging in some mouth-to-knee action. Check out the video:
What you think? Hot or Not??
Antoine Dodson -- the guy who famously warned "They rapin' errbody out here" -- was arrested in Huntsville, AL yesterday after cops say he was BLASTING music wayyy too loud.
According to police, Dodson was stopped at 6:20 PM and issued a warning for violating the local noise ordinance -- but during the incident, cops ran his name and discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest.
Cops say Dodson failed to appear in court after he was popped for marijuana possession back in April -- so the officers arrested him on the spot and hauled the "Bed Intruder" singer to a nearby station.
According to jail records, Dodson was released after posting $516.00 bond.
Pop superstar Beyonce wants to reinvent herself as a music mogul by starting her own record label and creating a boy band.
The singer, whose husband Jay-Z co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records, wants to follow in her partner's footsteps by setting up her own music company and nurturing new talent, and among her ambitions is putting together an all-male pop group.
She tells the Associated Press, "I am starting my company, my label. I want to create a boy band. I want to continue to produce and do documentaries and music videos. I eventually want to start directing for other artists. Once I know that I have my stuff together and I trust that, I can do it for other artists.
"I see so many male artists building these empires and passing their knowledge on to other artists and development. I see myself doing the same thing and hopefully other younger artists when they grow up and they have been around for 15, 20 years, they can do the same thing."
New York-via-North Carolina rapper and MTV Push Artist of the WeekÂ J. Cole had already had his name on hip-hop fans' lips when he became the first signee to Jay-Z's fledgling Roc Nation label. While the Hov's co-sign expanded Cole's stature, the rapper had already built up his name through a series of independently released mixtapes, including 2007's "The Come Up." With next week's release of Cole's official debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, we've got a mess of videos detailing the past, present and future of the buzzed-about rapper.
In the first video, Cole tells us how he got started in music at just 12 years old through an older cousin, but quickly realized he was better than most 18-year-olds and wanted to pursue a career in hip-hop. The rapper reveals the only reason he applied to St. John's University was to live in New York and land a record deal. We've also got videos on Cole's reaction to getting signed to Roc Nation -- "I can't even say it was a dream come true because I never thought it was possible," admits the rapper -- and a brief history of his less-than-stellar encounters as a battle rapper.
Cole also talks about finding the balance between "flash" and "real life" by "staying connected to real-life stories" and reveals to MTV's Sucker Free all the guest appearances on the album, including Drake, Trey Songz,Â Missy Elliott and his boss Jay-Z. "If it was up to me, I'd live in the studio all the time," admits the rapper. We wouldn't have a problem with that.
The home of "16 & Pregnant" family, was raided last night by child protection services. Police executed a search warrant, after someone told the Department of Human Services about the couple's living conditions.Â
Josh Rendon and Ebony Jackson were booked on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and drug possession, after police found the house filled with "flies and in some areas maggots," along with "human and dog feces on the floors, walls and clothing". Police also obtained, "synthetic marijuana."Â Â WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ROLLSROYCE939WWW.TWITTER.COM/ROLLSROYCE939
A cage fighting event which included children as young as eight has created a storm of controversy.
Footage of the bouts posted on the Internet have provoked an outcry with the British Cage Fighting Association describing parents who allow their children to take part as “morons.” The event was staged at the Greenlands New Labour Social Club in Preston. At one point, one of the schoolboy fighters is seen to break down in tears. Lancashire police say they will now investigate whether children were put at risk by taking part in the event.
But the British Medical Association (BMA) has condemned the practice describing the Preston event as “particularly disturbing” as the children are not wearing headguards. It said: “Boxing and cage fighting are sometimes defended on the grounds that children learn to work through their aggression with discipline and control. “The BMA believes there are many other sports, such as athletics, swimming, judo and football, which require discipline but do not pose the same threat of brain injury.”
The NSPCC has joined the condemnation of the fights saying that at that age children’s bodies are still developing physically and mentally.
But father Nick Hartley told Sky News that he was happy for his nine-year-old son Kian to take part. “It’s more wrestling than fighting… there’s no punching and kicking, it’s a controlled sport. “He (Kian) enjoys doing it, so leave him to do it.”
Michelle Anderson owns the club which staged the event. She said: “The children were grappling. The cage fighting only comes when they get older. “We hold boxing events here and kids fight then and nobody’s complained about that. “It’s just the name cage fighting that people are getting annoyed at or they don’t know anything about it so they criticise it because they know nothing about.”
One of the men responsible for training the children is Andy Whiteside. He said: “It’s being blown out of all proportion. “(Our gym) takes part in tournaments where it’s the exact same, it just isn’t in a cage.” Despite the criticism the club says it intends to stage similar events in the future.
Heights senior Perry Ellis chose Kansas this afternoon, ending a recruiting saga that stretch over four years and included college basketball's top schools.
Ellis, a 6-foot-8 forward, made the announcement in his high school gymnasium in front of family members and the media. His oral commitment is non-binding. Ellis plans to sign a national letter of intent during the signing period Nov. 9- 16.
His choice of Kansas came as no surprise. Most recruiting analysts and fans picked the Jayhawks as the favorite for their combination of prestige and location. His commitment to KU makes the Jayhawks the big winner in the City League's recent talent surge. North guard Conner Frankamp, a junior, orally committed to Kansas in July.
Ellis is No. 24 in the Rivals.com rankings for the class of 2012 and No. 37 in ESPNU's national list. He is the school's career rebound leader with 753 and second (behind Aubrey Sherrod) with 1,585 points. He averaged 22.1 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior, leading the Falcons to a third straight Class 6A title
And the saga continues. Last night G-Unit mogul 50 Cent phoned in to New York City's Hot 97 radio station giving a first hand account of this past weekend's incident involving rapper Fabolous and singer Ray J who got into a minor scuffle. The two artists have been a heavy topic of discussion after reports of an altercation between the men occurred in Las Vegas at the Palms hotel. In separate radio interviews Ray J followed by Fab recounted how the situation went down with each story fairing completely different than the other. On one end Ray J claims he socked Fab backstage after confronting the rapper about some previous jokes while Fab has maintained he was never touched. 50, a bystander throughout the entire event set the record straight on the incident.
50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather took their celebratory spirit to the Palms to support rappers Jadakiss and Stlyes P who were sharing a bill with Fabolous at the luxurious casino. Fif and Floyd sectioned off a few balcony areas of the hotel inviting friends to hang out and enjoy the show. Following the LOX set, Fif and Floyd made a beeline backstage of the venue to chop it up with the Yonkers boys. According to 50, after a few words with Jada and SP, Fab appeared in the same corridor with Ray J close by when the singer immediately approached the Brooklyn rapper.
"Ray J taps Fab on the shoulders and says 'I told you my peoples wasn't going to be happy about that' " 50 said of Ray J. "And Fab is looking at him like hes crazy cause he looking at me, 'cause Fab was saying wassup to me. He said 'Whoa, you lost your mind?' " 50 recalled Fab warning Ray J after the singer began to get testy, touching the rapper.
Sharing similarities with Fabolous' story, 50 Cent also confirmed the MC was never harmed.
"If he would have got punched in the face, Flex, Fab wouldn't have went onstage with no glasses" 50 recalled. When asked if Fabolous was punched, 50 bluntly responded "Nah he didn't. If he got punched in the face it ain't enough to call it a fight ... Ray J did swing at him but it didn't connect."
"It was no fight, it was no swing" Fab confessed to DJ Clue the previous night. "This whole story that he made up, that Tupac rant about him swinging on somebody and all of that s--t is all lies. Its all, high on coke, on that Whitney. That's all on that Whitney last night. Ain't no swings take place. You can ask the Money Team. The Money Team was standing right there. Ask the Money Team that hes probably the water boy for" Fab joked referring to 50 and Floyd.
Following the brief encounter 50 says he personally separated Fab and his brother Paul Cain from persuing Ray J's taunts. Video footage released after the situation shows Ray J being escorted out of the Palms by Las Vegas police. Unlike Fabolous and Ray J, things were rosey this weekend for 50 Cent after his good friend Mayweather knocked out opponent Victor Ortiz in the fourth round of the title fight. Showing his gratitude towards 50, the boxer gave the bulky rapper a $20,000 Hublot watch after the fight.
Being a television host certainly has it's perks, but interviewing hot celebrities night after night isn't an easy gig! So that should explain why Conan couldn't take his eyes off of Nicole Scherzinger's chest, right?
Scherzinger appeared on "Conan" Monday night, and the singer/'X Factor' judge didn't hesitate to call Conan out when his eyes focused on her boobs instead of her face. Watch the LOL video below.
Ray J has been hanging a little TOO HARD with the likes of Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent . . . cause he started to think he was a TOUGH GUY.
Last night shortly after rapper Fabolous performed at the Palms casino in Las Vegas - he and Ray J got into a FIST FIGHT. Here's how it all popped off. According to a ROCK SOLID CELEBRITY snitch (you all know this person TOO), Ray J was drunk and started talking RECKLESS . . . claiming that he was more popular than rapper Fabolous.
Ray J was UPSET that Fabolous was on Twitter talking real SLICK about him appearing on Floyd Mayweather's 24-7.
In the beginning it was just JOKES . .. but then rapper 50 Cent started INSTIGATING. The insider explained, "When Ray J would say something, 50 would be like 'OOOOOH, Fab how are you gonna let him say that to you.'"
Well it worked because what started out as just JOKES - ended up with FISTS. The insider explained, "Fab was like "F*ck you' to Ray, and Ray got in his face. Next thing you know, Fab two pieced him. Actually is was a three piece cause he hit Ray once on the ground."
Ray J was knocked unconscious. And what happened next, we have to say ALLEGEDLY (cause we here at MTO are #teamnosnitch#). Allegedly . . . when Ray was unconscious some people RELIEVED HIM of his jewelry.
When Ray J WOKE UP he started acting CRAZY . . . threatening EVERYONE IN SIGHT. Police were called and had to ESCORT Ray out of the casino . . . No word on whether Ray will be pressing charges for the azz whooping . . . or for being RELIEVED of his jewels.
UPDATE!!! WOOOOW!! Ray J is talking CRAZY ish right now. He called up Charlamagne and his squad at NY's Power 105.1 and says that the next time he sees Fab - he will ATTACK HIM. Ray J also claims that he was NOT touched by FAB. But our entertainment insiders say that IS NOT TRUE. Fab did in fact TWO PIECE PLUS BISCUIT him and knocked him unconscious!!!
Exclusive pictures obtained by iamsupergorge.com, show the couple in formal attire - Amber in white dress and Wiz in a black suit. The site recently reported that a source claimed the couple were engaged and planning to get hitched in Vegas.Â
Now, the photos that have emerged appear to confirm that Wiz and Amber went ahead with their secret plans. Wiz celebrated his birthday on September 8 and Amber wrote that she was planning an extra special surprise for her boyfriend.Â
"My husband's B-Day is coming up! I got thee most awesomest gift for him! I'm not really good with gifts but I'm proud of myself 4 this 1."
Was the present that they would get hitched in Vegas?
Dev is expecting her first child with her boyfriend JImmy and they are having a girl. The mom-to-be said, "I have (been) falling in love with my best friend, Jimmy. He's really such a beautiful human being...As an extension of our love we have created a radical little baby...who will join us very soon. She's the best thing in the world."Â
Dev did admit to having her doubts, especially when it came to how her record label would react to the big news. "It is scary though. I also thought people were going to hate and/or be sad abut this beautiful thing I'm experiencing and I wouldn't be able to celebrate. That I wouldn't be able to put out this album. I thought my lable might drop me. Thankfully my label supports me, and I'm grateful I can put out this album. I can celebrate both my hard work, as well as my baby girl! I'm juggling the best of both worlds."Must be all that Dancing in the Dark!WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ROLLSROYCEONPOWER93.9WWW.TWITTER.COM/ROLLSROYCE939
When Beyonce announced her pregnancy live on stage at the MTV VMAs, she did so in style. Pulling back her jacket, she showed off the beginnings of a cute baby bump and shouted 'I want you all to feel the love inside of me.'
However, it's been suggested today that cute little bump may not actually be baby Beyonce after all. Sources have revealed that Beyonce actually wore a prosthetic bump to make her announcement all the more dramatic.
OK. This is officially the weirdest news we've heard all week.
The source said: "She's only a little more than 8 weeks pregnant," adding, "She wanted the announcement to be dramatic, so she made sure she had a baby bump."
I got a feeling fake baby bump will be a cute fashion fad now.
You all saw what Weezy wore at the VMAs, right? LET'S TALK ABOUT THOSE PANTS. The leopard print jeans were so crazy (and so tight) that it has everyone talking. Not because they're stylish, but because they're AWESOMELY HORRIBLE. There's even a Lil Wayne Jeggings Twitter. Well, we found out what he was wearing and they are WOMEN'S JEGGINGS! WOMEN'S. JEGGINGS. The brand loved by punk rockers everywhere, Tripp NYC, has confirmed on their facebook page that the YMCMB rapper was indeed wearing their pants. You can buy them here for $44. Just make sure to get a very very large size so that you can sag in those tight ass jeans, just like Wayne. Don't blame us if people laugh at you.
SHOT OUT TO MY hiphopnews24-7.com family for the tip!
Once again, the countdown begins. MTV has learned that T.I. will be released from prison the day after tomorrow, but will report immediately to a halfway house to wrap up the remainder of his sentence. The Kang was initially going to be released September 29.
Ahite famo you got a third chance to make a difference and you know everybody gon b watching youâ¦make it count!! Will you continue to support T.I.?
Chris Brown impersonates Michael Jackson on Affion Crockett's “In The Flow” Fox comedy show.
See who has the best MJ skills in their dance-off! I have to say that Chris Brown did the damn thing!
Check out the video!
The lyrics of Lil Wayne's ballad "How to Love" are probably best described as romantically tragic, but after Weezy premiered the video online Wednesday, the song took on a more dire meaning.
The Chris Robinson-directed clip tells the story of an abused mother, who unintentionally leads her daughter to relive her own vicious cycle. "I have a daughter, Wayne has a daughter, and he really wanted to tell the story," Robinson told MTV News. "We were talking about statistics of abuse in our community. We were talking about really telling this story for every young woman in the world."
The video follows the life of a mother, who is beaten by her boyfriend while her baby daughter watches. As the little girl grows older, she visits her father in prison, and then as a preteen, she is molested by one of her mother's lovers. From there, the young lady, played by model/actress Chanta Patton, grows up to become a stripper and eventual prostitute who contracts HIV.
Now i can't ehar this song without being sad1 Thanks Lil Wayne!
Though I personally think her stock has declined/lost value now that she's married, that didn't stop Kim K from milking it for what it's worth!
She's GETTING PAID BANK!! Her wedding was literally scotch free!
According to NecoleB, the wedding photos were sold for $1.5 million, but everything from the $10,000 invitations, the $2 million dollar ring, the $15,000 10 tier wedding cake, $400,000 worth of Champagne and the $25,000 Vera Wang gown that Kim wore, where donated by sponsors in exchange for publicity and Kim will reportedly make $17.9 million dollars off of the wedding when all is said and done, Also the ad spots for the two hour special are running $100,000 a pop!WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ROLLSROYCE939WWW.TWITTER.COM/ROLLSROYCE939
Justin Bieber had a very good year. Seriously, like a major one that rivals most corporate CEOs'. According to a People magazine ranking of the top-earning teen actors and musicians, Bieber, 17, raked in $53 million in 2010.Â
Most of that cash came from his smash movie, "Never Say Never," and his hit fragrance, "Someday." (By contrast, girlfriend Selena Gomez made $5.5 million.) Bieber reached that big-baller level thanks to the record-breaking returns from "Never," which is the most successful concert-themed film in U.S. history, with more than $73 million earned to date.Â
Nipping at his heels was veteran teen starlet Miley Cyrus, whose haul was $48 million, almost all of it earned from touring.Â
Other big earners on the list include "Twilight" top wolf Taylor Lautner, who earned $8.5 million for the final two installments of the movie series, as well as $7.5 million for his upcoming starring debut in the action thriller "Abduction."Â
Nick Jonas had a very good year as well, with totals around $12.5 million, while "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones banked $7.8 million, thanks to a $300,000 per episode payday.Â
Jaden and Willow Smith made the list, with Jaden earning $5 million last year, $3 million of it from his starring role in "The Karate Kid," while sister Willow's music career rang up $4 million.Â
Acting sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning also did pretty well, with Dakota, 17, getting $4 million for "Breaking Dawn" and Elle, 13, taking home $1.5 million for "Super 8."Â
Yesterday, during an interview about the Basketball Wives reunion, Meeka Claxton played coy about whether or not sheâd be making a comeback next seasonâ¦
Which prompted Shaunie to tweet a link to an interview she did with Power 92 in Chicago last week, during which she officially shut down Messy Meekaâs dreams of being a reality TV chick.
Sheâs pretty done, yeah. Paperwork-wise, itâs not official yet. But it will be soon. I mean, it just didnât work. It didnât work with anybody in any aspect. I hear she wants to come back, but it just doesnât make any sense.
During the chat with the stationâs Hot Boyz Radio show, Shaunie also revealed Royceâs uncertain future. But it doesnât sound like Shaunie doesnât want her back: it sounds like Royce might be through with being everybodyâs punching bag for real this time.
We got a thumbs up for season four, but we havenât started with contracts and stuff for the new season just yet. So all of it is up in the air right now. We know who solidly is coming back. But I donât know, I donât talk to Royce like that, I donât know what her thoughts are. I will find out in the next couple months though.
In other words: Royce wants more doughâ¦
Shaunie also addressed the excessive hoodratery that takes place on every single episode of Basketball Wives.
It is definitely a concern. Itâs something that, even with the production company and the network I have voiced my opinion about. We have come to an agreement going into the new season that we will figure out a way to show some sort of balance. Although, you do have Tami that might smack somebody; thatâs real. But then too, you have us get together and we know how to act; we do philanthropy in the community and things like that. I think it needs to be a balance. I think both things need to be shown.
Alrighty then. Sounds like season 4 should be pretty interesting.
Check out Shaunieâs full interview below.
Two years after pleading guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, Chris Brown is to star in a romantic comedy. The R&B singer has been cast in Think Like a Man, a film adaptation of a self-help book by comedian Steve Harvey.
The original title of Harvey's book was Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment. Published in 2009, it briefly bumped Twilight author Stephenie Meyer from the top of the US bestseller list. While Harvey's tome is non-fiction, the movie version will transform his advice into a quirky love story starring Brown and actor Gabrielle Union.
Beyonce showed up to Kelly Rowlandâs album release party at 1am and people started freaking out. Kelly was hanging out in the back of the club and instead greeting Kelly, Beyonce posted up at one of the clubâs front banquettes and had Kelly come to her. People were more interested in taking pics of Beyonce than Kelly.
Rihanna has more than said her piece about how her 2009 assault at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has affected her. But in the new video for her single, "Man Down," the singer is depicted shooting an unarmed man in the head in cold blood at a train station in what viewers later learn is retaliation for a previous sexual assault.
The Parents Television Council, the Enough Is Enough campaign and the entertainment think tank Industry Ears released a statement on Wednesday condemning the video for what the group said was an apparent enticement to young women to turn to violence.
" 'Man Down' is an inexcusable, shock-only, shoot-and-kill theme song," said Industry Ears co-founder Paul Porter, a former programming director at BET.
Check it out for yourself!
The 2011 BET Awards is right around the corner and BET has just announced their nominees, hosted by the âSeriously Funnyâ comedian Kevin Hart. Though performers have yet to be revealed, an almost guarantee performer will be Chris Brown who leads the pack with six nominations this year, including Best Actor and Video of the Year. Lil Wayne follows close behind with five nominations and The Smith siblings Willow and Jaden are going head-to-head in the Young Stars Award categories as well as sisters Venus and Serena who are both up for Sportswomen of The Year. The Best Female Hip Hop Artist Category is back this year with Nicki Minaj going up against Lola Monroe (formerly Angel Lola Luv), Diamond and Cymphonique. Noticeably missing was an upset Trina who tweeted âF*ck BETâ after the nominations were announced.
Wiz Khalifa's Eye Candy Amber Rose is on the cover ofupcoming issue of KING Magazine and has quite an interesting story to tell. Kanye West's former love dished on her much talked about voluptuous figure, meeting Wiz and comparing dating her fellow Pittsburgh native to Mr. West.
KING: What do you think is the perception of Amber Rose?Amber Rose: I spoke to people, asking why do I constantly get ridiculed. Is it because I was a stripper?
K: Well that doesnât help that perception much.
AR: But they said, âNo, people donât care about that, itâs that they think that youâre with all these men, when youâre not.â Iâm only taking that from certain people that I spoke to. Maybe itâs that too, or that Iâm very comfortable with my body. I can be topless on Miami Beach, that doesnât make me a whore. Thatâs an everyday thing on Miami Beach. Itâs just such a big deal because Iâm in the public eye.
K: If youâre cognizant of these things, why go from one public relationship into another one with Wiz Khalifa?
AR: Letâs put it like this, I promised myself that I would never in my life ever again deal with a man in the music industryâ¦ever!
AR: I met him to give him a pair of sunglasses from my company. You know, heâs from PA, Iâm from PAâI wanted to look out for him. We exchanged numbers over Twitterâ¦
K: Thereâs something to be said about Twitter hookups. Continue.
AR: [Laughs] Yeah, but it was strictly business for me to give him the shades. He calls and tells me heâs in LA and can he come and get the shades. I told him Iâm about to go to Runyon and work out and Iâll contact him after. He says he has the day off and I told him he could come to Runyon with me because Iâm going by myself. It would be cool to have some company. He said, cool.
K: You guys connected during that workout session, then?
AR: We hung out, we were friends. Thatâs when I posted that picture [on Twitter] saying, âme and my little brother Wiz.â âCause I was like, âIâm not dealing with no young rapper.â
K: So when did that relationship turn into incest?
AR: [Laughs] I chilled with him for two weeks. We didnât kiss or nothing. Then he left for Pittsburgh and when he left I was so lost without him. He has to come back, I just miss him, and I donât look at him like a little brother.
K: Why is that?
AR: Heâs just so positive. Heâs one of those people that in any situation he can always see the brighter side to something. And he always has a smile on his face, heâs never in a bad mood, heâs super talented and smart, heâs a boss. Just being around him I realized heâs not no little boy like I thought he was. Heâs a grown man about his business. His music alone, heâs not in the same circle as those other dudes, heâs on some other s--t. So when he left we just talked on the phone constantly and thatâs when we realized we were really falling for each other. And I was like when this young boy gets back from Pittsburgh; he is definitely getting someâ¦definitely [laughs].
K: Points awarded for honesty. Does it make sense to ask who made the first move?
AR: [Laughs] Ah s--t, it was mutual. It was that energy and that feeling, we really fell for each other really hard really fast.
K: Whatâs the difference between this relationship with Wiz and your last with Kanye?
AR: The thing of it isâ¦how can I say this without sounding crazy or mean? Iâm sorry.
K: No need to apologize, the floor is yours.
AR: Thereâs no comparison in personalities. You know when people say how do you go from Kanye to Wiz Khalifa, thatâs a downgrade. But the only question I can ask them is: have you ever dated Kanye? Because I have, and believe me, I did not downgrade at all. Not in any aspect, at all.
The full interview with the lovely Miss Rose will appear in the July edition of KING hitting stands on May 31st.
"Blast," the controversial alcoholic beverage from Pabst Brewing Co. and promoted by hip hop star Snoop Dogg, is facing some heavy fire.
The drink, a 23 oz. fruity concoction with 12 percent alcohol by volume (over three times the alcoholic content of beer), has already drawn the ire of watchdog groups and some politicians for targeting children with its marketing. Now, in the most powerful condemnation of Blast, a strongly worded letter signed by 17 state attorneys general urges Pabst to "end production and sale" of the drink.
Spearheaded by Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, the letter describes the sugary drinks as a "binge-in-a-can" and is co-signed by attorneys general from California, Illinois, Arizona, Ohio, Washington and 11 other states.
The drink is sold in colorful cans and comes in flavors like strawberry-lemonade and grape. Defending Snoop's promotion of Blast, which includes a YouTube video, ads and posters, Darren Metropoulos, co-owner of Pabst, previously called the drink "a part of [Snoop's] lifestyle."
Responding to the letter, Pabst's head of marketing, Jon Sayer, told CNN, "Blast is only meant to be consumed by those above legal drinking age. As with all Pabst products, our marketing efforts for Blast are focused on conveying the message of drinking responsibly."
Snoop has yet to respond to the controversy.
Last week, Weezy fans found out that âTha Carter IVâ release date had been pushed back to June but no date had been confirmed. However, according to MTV News, it has been confirmed that the highly-anticipated album, originally intended for release on May 16, has been pushed back to June 21. Read more after the jump!!
According to Young Money president Mack Maine, Wayne is still putting his final touches on the album.
âHeâs still perfecting a few things, heâs a perfectionist â¦ changing a few lines,â Mack Maine said of Wayneâs recording process. âWe also have a huge record that wasnât done yet. Weâre in L.A. right now. We have a little studio time and it should be done probably by Monday.â
Young Moola Baby!
Wendy Williamsâ husband Kevin Hunter has a sex tape? You decide.One website today is claiming that that IS Wendy Williamsâ husband Kevin Hunter that appears in a newÂ footage hitting the net today.Wendy Williams is the host of the hit âWendy Williams Experienceâ. Williams as covered here on LALATE several months ago has inked a multi city broadcasting deal and will be seen in Los Angeles on KTTV.
But is this her husband Kevin Hunter? It doesnât appear to be.
However, website NecoleBitchie.com that broke the exclusive claims it is Kevin Hunter. The site provides a description of the video, andÂ pictures,Â but not the video itself.
Don't hate her because she's beautiful, okay? Keri Hilson is truly one of the most attractive women in music, and it's not just thanks to her gorgeous looks: she also has brains and a ton of self-respect. So when you see this nude photo of Hilson in "Allure," she wants us to understand why she did it.
Keri Hilson, 28, has given some awesome interviews in which she says she stays away from certain types of men because she demands the man she dates should be faithful. Keri also has very independent, self-assured ideas about beauty and business; and she says that's why she took the liberty to strip down in the new issue of "Allure."
Miss Keri Baby!
Weâll let you finish, Olivia Newton-John, but Kanye West has the greatest workout song of all time. At least thatâs what Goldâs Gym found in their competition results.
The gym chain polled a number of celebrities for nominations and people voted on the options. Per the Goldâs Gym press release: âAfter an intense nationwide vote, his popular track, nominated by Super Bowl XLII champion Michael Strahan, survived a star-studded bracket of 64 iPod all-stars to be named the greatest workout song of all time.â
Westâs Daft Punk sampled hit shared a competition block with Eminem's âLose Yourself,â Black Eyed Peasâ âBoom Boom Powâ and Guns N Rosesâ âWelcome to The Jungle.â âStrongerâ apparently won by a landslide.
The track, off Kanyeâs Graduation , has supercharged lyrics that could pump anyone up, as Daft Punk robotically exclaims, âWork it, make it, do it, makes us, harder, better, faster, stronger.â West chimes in with âN-N-Now that that donât kill me, can only make me stronger.â
The reward for the contest is a $5,000 donation on behalf of Goldâs Gym to Strahanâs charity of choice. The charity is the Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation, âa non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical and humanitarian aid to those whose lives have been affected by famine, war, poverty or natural disaster.â
âI was thrilled to hear that âStronger' won the March Music Madness Bracket Challenge,â Strahan explained in the press release. âThe song brings back great memories of Super Bowl XLII (The New York Giants came out to âStronger' before beating the New England Patriots 17-14) and is still on my iPod everyday in the gym. What's even more special is that I get to share this win with my friend Sammy Arthur, with the proceeds going to his charity, The Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation.â
The rapper, also known as Radric Davis, was visiting his probation officer at the Georgia Department of Corrections Probation Office in Atlanta when he was arrested, Atlanta police Sgt. Adrion Bell said in a news release. He was on probation for previous unrelated charges.
Bell said DeKalb Fugitive Squad members arrested Davis on a warrant which said he intentionally pushed a woman out of a moving vehicle. Davis was charged with battery and violating his probation.
Â Davis was being held at the DeKalb County Jail.
Last week pics leaked of Beyonce looking fab in a fly 70âs inspired shoot. We now know that the shoot was for her upcoming video off her new album!
Designer of Queen Beyâs outfit Roberto Cavalli spilled the beans on Twitterâ¦
The multi-talented diva shared previously that she wanted to create a new genre of music this time around. Record execs were treated to hearing some of the new material which they have described as âgroundbreaking!â
Sony Australia chief Denis Handlin told the Daily Telegraph,
It was just amazing, She came in and played us six tracks from the album. She wants to do a big tour off the back of this recordâ¦ these songs, the best description I can give is groundbreaking; sheâs gone to another level.â
Although it has been reported she is going more techno/dance sound, it was said that it is definitely hip-hop/R&B. The album is slated for a summer release, around the same time Mrs. Carter is set to headline the 2011 Glastonbury festival.
I canât wait! You know anything that Bey touches turns to gold, or in her case platinum!
On May 10, Ben J and Legacy, the Cali rap duo known as the New Boyz, will return to the rap game with their sophomore album, Too Cool To Care. The Warner Bros. recording artists, who are currently in the midst of promoting their new single,"Backseat," just recently performed at BET's Rip The Runway, getting fans ready for what the energetic duo has in store.
"Music-wise, we got songs: we got rock songs with singing, pop tracks. And then we got hip hop tracks, R&B tracks, love tracks. Itâs just a wide variety of music. We like to try different things,â Legacy told BET.com in an exclusive interview. âWe definitely make tracks for people to dance to, but weâre not dancers. We wanted to make sure on this new album, we show ourselves as artists and what the New Boyz is really about.â
With the release of their 2009 debut album Skinny Jeanz & A Mic, the New Boyz received criticism from hip hop purists for popularizing the Cali dance craze "Jerkin'" and rocking skinny jeans. In a statement released to the press, Legacy responded to the past hate. "Too Cool To Care is not just an album, itâs a movement.Â Itâs about how weâve always gotten criticism from those who want to hate our fashion and style.â
'I work too hard to,' Young Money boss says in interview.
Lil Wayne works so hard that he hasn't even had a chance to sit down and listen to the debut albums of his Young Money disciples Drake and Nicki Minaj.
"I never even heard Drake's album, I never heard Nicki's album, I swear to God," Wayne admitted to Martinez. "I work too hard to. This is what we supposed to do. I've heard the songs. I'm always focused on something and it captures my whole attention, I can't do nothing else."
Lil Wayne has been busy. He just completed two sold-out performances in Long Island, is featured on the cover of Interview magazine and appears on Birdman's new single, "Get Money," which just hit the Internet. Wayne's forthcoming album, Tha Carter IV, is due in stores May 16. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ROLLSROYCE939WWW.TWITTER.COM/ROLLSROYCE939
In an interview with New York magazine, PETA supporter Waka Flocka Flame confidently talks about his less than extraordinary lyrical skills.
"I didn't get into rap to be no lyrical genius...A lot of people say, 'Man, Waka Flocka ain't go no lyrics,' so I was like, 'Yeah, you right!"
Though he's fine admitting he's no poet laureate, Flame claims there's a "big difference between a person that got lyrics and a person that can make hit singles. I'm a person that can make some hit singles."
What do you think? Are Waka's lyrics wack? Vote in our poll and let us know what you think in the comments.
Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada may not be much for fighting fellow cast member Tami, but she seems to be up for a battle with show execs.
According to TMZ, the future Mrs. Ochocinco is giving show producers an ultimatum: Either pay her $20,000 an episode â¦ or she's out.
It was last reported that Lozada threatened to leave the show. Sheâd become upset when she believed the producers of the show leaked sensitive information about her to another cast member in hopes of inciting a violent confrontation between the two women.
Sources close to the production tell the tabloid website that Lozada and the other girls currently pull in around $7,500 an episodeâwhich means Lozada's latest demand would mean a serious raise.
No word yet on the producers' response.
SO DO YOU THINK EVELYN IS WORTH 20,000 AND EPISODE?
Looks like Rick Ross had a fun weekend!Â
Southern rapper Rick Ross was reportedly arrested by Louisiana police March 25 for allegedly possessing marijuana in his hotel room.
Big night for the coppers down in Shreveport, LA -- rapper Rick Ross and Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Peters were both arrested last night in separate incidents. First, let's talk about Ross -- according to police, he was busted last night for possession of marijuana. Cops say they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from his hotel room and when policeinvestigated, they spotted approximately a gram of it in plain view. (TMZ)
Both were booked into Shreveport City Jail, summonsed, and released. William "Rick Ross" Roberts was in town to perform at the Bay Bay Birthday Bash at the Kokopellis nightclub. Peters was one of the celebrity guests.
I wonder if they will ever get this in Kansas?
A legislative bill that takes aim at sagging clothes was passed by members of the Florida House of Representatives' K-20 Education Innovation Subcommittee yesterday (March 15th).
The bill was introduced by Rep. Hazelle Rogers (D-Lauderhill, Florida) and passed unanimously by the subcommittee, reports The St. Petersburg Times.
"This pro-family, pro-education, pro-jobs bill provides each school district ... adopt a student dress code of conduct, a policy that explains to each student their responsibility," Rep. Rogers said. "This would make for a better school district and more productive students."
The bill doesn't mention sagging pants, but its clear by the verbiage, which prohibits students from wearing clothing that "exposes the underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner."
Although no one has positively identified where the trend of sagging pants started, the new legislation claims that the practice of sagging pants originated in the prison system, "where belts are not issued because they may be used to commit suicide or used as weapons."
Students face a variety of disciplinary actions if their style of dress is deemed "vulgar" to school officials.
They can be issued verbal warnings, banishment from extracurricular activities and even in-school suspensions.
The local branch of the NAACP in Florida has condemned the bill, claiming that black youth will be targeted.
I am guessing he is not sponsored by Seagrams Gin anymore.
North Carolina rapper Petey Pablo is facing jail time this summer, after pleading guilty to possession of a stolen firearm yesterday afternoon (March 16th).
Petey Pablo was arrested on September 11th at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, as he attempted to board a flight to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
The rapper was taken into custody after police found a 9mm handgun, along with live ammunition, in his carry-on luggage.
To make matters worse, the gun was later found to be stolen and Petey is a convicted felon, which means he cannot possess firearms.
The rapper claims that he forgot the firearm was in his bag, after it was taken from a distressed friend who was threatening to use the weapon.
Petey Pablo is best known for his hit singles "Freek-a-Leek," "Raise Up" and "Goodies" featuring Ciara.
The rapper, born Moses Barrett III, faces 10 years in prison if he is convicted.
A Harris County, Texas man has filed a lawsuit against rapper Slim Thug, who is accused of assaulting the man during a business meeting.
Clarence Evans filed the lawsuit against Slim Thug and Raymond Thomas II on March 18th, in the District Court of Harris County, Texas.
According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Clarence Evans attended a meeting at a residence in Harris County with Slim Thug and several associates.
Evans claims that he was "suddenly and without warning" attacked by Slim Thug, who allegedly struck Evans in the face with the end of a pistol.
The lawsuit claims that Slim Thug ordered his associates to attack Evans and rob him of his money.
"Defendants participated in the attack and directed the other attendees of the business meeting to attack Plaintiff and steal any money Plaintiff had in his pockets at the time," the lawsuit claims.
Evans is seeking an disclosed amount for a variety of charges.
Evans is suing Slim Thug and his associate Raymond Thomas for medical, hospital and pharmaceutical charges, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disability and disfigurement.
I could not stop laughing when I saw this!
Waka Flocka Flame shows off his birthday suit in an ad for PETAâs âInk, Not Minkâ campaign. Shot by celebrity photographer Robert Sebree, the naked rapper is pictured flexing his bicep and flaunting two strategically-placed diamond chains with the tagline âBe Comfortable in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs.â
The âNo Handsâ MC joins Pink, Kid Sister, Chuck D, Travie McCoy, Mario, and others who have lent their support to the animal rights organization.
Waka explained why he decided to bare all for the camera. âI love animals. As a kid, I had dogs, fish, iguanas, lizardsâ¦,â he said. âSo when I heard about PETA, I Googled it and I was like, PETA! I learned about it though. I got a dog, so I wouldnât want to skin my little puppy.â
Check out Waka on the set of the photo shoot in his interview clip.
Young Money's Lil Wayne will reportedly premiere a music video for his "6 Foot 7 Foot" Carter IV lead single this week.
On Thursday at 8 p.m. ET MTV and MTV.com will air "MTV First: Lil Wayne", a video-premiere event during which fans can see out the debut of the "6 Foot 7 Foot" clip, as well as go behind-the-scenes of the Hype Williams-directed visual, which was shot in Miami and features upstart lyricist Cory Gunz, who will be featured in the upcoming MTV docu-series "Son of a Gun". Immediately following the premiere, Wayne will also sit down with MTV News' Sway for his first live interview since he was released from prison last year.
The rapper also reportedly recruited his Young Money family for cameos.
Lil Wayne puts his dukes up in the video for "6 Foot 7 Foot," the first single from Tha Carter IV, due this spring. The rapper portrays a boxer in the first images from the highly-anticipated clip, which seems to be inspired by the award-winning film The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg. Hype is building for the visuals, said to be amongst Weezy's most ambitious to date. Featured guest Cory Gunz, his father/manager Peter Gunz, and the rest of the Young Money crew make cameos
History was made last night on FOX when Super Bowl XLV became the most-watched U.S. television program ever, and FOX became the first network ever to exceed 100 million viewers (100.9 million) for a night in prime time, according to fast-national ratings released today by Nielsen Media Research.Â The game, the outcome of which was in doubt until the final seconds, saw the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 to capture the franchiseâs fourth Super Bowl Championship.
FOX Sportsâ broadcast of Super Bowl XLV averaged 111 million viewers and is the most-watched television program in U.S. history, obliterating the prior record of 106.5 set last year during Super Bowl XLIV by 4.5 million viewers and the 106.0 million for the series finale of M*A*S*H, which held the viewership record from 1983 to 2010.
This is the fourth consecutive Super Bowl to set a viewership record, and attracted 13.5 million more viewers than FOXâs last Super Bowl broadcast in 2008 (97.5 million) for the New York Giants upset of the undefeated New England Patriots.Â No other major sporting event has ever hit a record high in four consecutive years. This also marks the sixth straight year that Super Bowl viewership has increased, and over that span average Super Bowl viewership has increased from 86.1 million in 2005 to 111.0 million, a gain of nearly 25 million viewers.
The game posted a 46.0/69 household rating/share tying Super Bowl XXX in 1996 (Dallas-Pittsburgh) as the highest-rated since Super Bowl XX in 1986 (48.3/70, Chicago vs. New England).Â Only eight of the 45 Super Bowls played had a higher rating, and all were played in a nine-year span between 1978 and 1986.
Super Bowl XLV also set a new mark for total viewership of any program in U.S. history (persons age 2+ watching all or part of the game) with 162.9 million people watching, 9.5 more than the record set a year ago (153.4 million).
Half-hour ratings and average viewership (in millions) for the game are as follows: 41.4/97.2 (6:34-7:00 PM ET); 44.3/106.8 (7:00-7:30); 45.9/111.7 (7:30-8:00); 44.7/110.2 (8:00-8:30); 46.8/114.9 (8:30-9:00); 48.4/116.8 (9:00-9:30); 49.2/117.2 (9:30-10:00); 47.1/111.5 (10:00-10:13 PM ET).
The Super Bowl XLV PRE-GAME SHOW averaged an 11.5/23 from 2:00 PM ET to kickoff at 6:34 PM ET, a +16% gain over last yearâs 9.9/19, with 22.2 million viewers, and is the highest-rated, most-watched Super Bowl pre-game show in nine years (12.9, 23.3 million on FOX).Â FOXâs Super Bowl XLV POST-GAME SHOW earned a 28.4/46 (66.0 mill.), down -14% compared to a year ago (33.0/51) on CBS, but up +11% over 2009â²s 25.7/42 on NBC.
Following the post-game, a special airing of Glee averaged a series-best 13.6/25 (26.8 mill.) among all Households and 11.1 among Adults 18-49, and is the highest-rated scripted program on television in three years among Adults 18-49.
The airing of Super Bowl XLV goes down as FOXâs most-watched night of prime time ever, as well as FOXâs highest-rated night ever among Adults 18-49. Itâs also the most-watched night on any network in at least 20 years, and the highest-rated night on any network among Adults 18-49 in 15 years (dating to the night of Super Bowl XXX on NBC). The record-smashing performance of the Super Bowl vaults FOX into first place in the Adults 18-49 ratings race for the first time this season.Â FOX projects to average a 3.4/9 for the season among Adults 18-49 through last nightâs game, surpassing second-best CBS (3.0).
The Super Bowl HALFTIME SHOW, featuring the Black Eyed Peas posted a 44.7/68 from 8:00 PM ET-8:30 PM ET, only -3% lower than the entire game.Â Thatâs a slightly better audience retention than was delivered by recent halftimes featuring The Who in 2010 (-4%), Bruce Springsteen in 2009 (-5%) and Tom Petty in 2008 (-6%).Â It is the highest-rated half-time since Michael Jackson performed in 1993 (45.5).
Ratings in the participating markets, the host city, and other major markets were the highest in many years. Both Pittsburgh (59.7/87) and Milwaukee (59.7/85) tied for the second-highest single-market rating in Super Bowl history.Â The rating trails only Chicagoâs 63.0 rating in Super Bowl XX.Â Dallas, the host city, posted a 53.7/80, third-highest rating ever for a Super Bowl host city whose local team was not participating. Only Jacksonvilleâs 58.9 (â05) and San Diegoâs 53.9 (â03) were higher for a host city.Â Â Dallas contributed over 700,000 more homes than Miami did a year ago.Â New York, the nationâs no. 1 TV market, delivered a 42.6/63, the best rating in Gotham for a non-Giants Super Bowl in 28 years.Â Los Angeles notched a 40.1/71, its best in 13 years for a non-Rams or Raiders Super Bowl.Â Chicago posted a 51.4/73, which beat the rating for the Bears in Super Bowl XLI (50.2) and is the markets best-ever for a non-Bears Super Bowl.
Rihanna has never shied away from being sexy in her videos, but it seems she's gone too far for some with her colorful video and lyrics for "S&M." Not only has the video been deemed "inappropriate for some users" by YouTube, where viewers must verify they are 18 or older before watching it, but a handful of radio stations are also reacting to the song's racy lyrics.
In the video — while singing lyrics like "Sex in the air/ I don't care/ I love the smell of it/ Sticks and stones may break my bones/ But chains and whips excite me" — she dances around in latex, poking fun at the ball-gag-wearing media. The clip includes whips, a dog-leashed Perez Hilton and Rihanna being handled by the press.
I MUST SAY I LOVE THE VIDEO!! Check it out for yourself!
According to the U.K.'s Daily Mirror, 11 countries have already banned the video from airplay, and BBC 1 Radio won't play the track before 7 p.m. A rep for the radio station said they are considering airplay for the Loud track: "We are waiting for an edited version before deciding whether it will be played in the daytime."
As for rumors that MTV was looking to re-edit the clip, reps for the network told MTV News that the Melina Matsoukas-directed video was approved as is.
The singer herself is responding to the reaction and YouTube's decision to include a parental warning on the video, tweeting, "U can now view the S&M video on Rihannanow.com UNFLAGGED!!!" Also tweeting, "They watched Umbrella ... I was full nude."
Jay-Z and Will Smith are teaming up once again and this time the two entertainment heavyweights are putting their dollars and brand names together to create films.
Jay-Z will join Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith for a joint venture to develop and produce major motion pictures.
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter began crossing paths with The Smith couple as investors in the Carol's Daughter beauty product line and as producers of the Broadway hit musical Fela which earned eleven Tony Award nominations.
Their daughter, Willow Smith is not only signed to Jay's Roc Nation label, but she is also the future star of what will be the first project released by the moguls together, the remake of the 1980's smash Annie.
Hip Hop rapper and Young Money CEO Lil Wayne dates have been announced for his I Am Music II tour. The I Am Music II tour comes months following his November prison release and is set to kick-off mid-March in Buffalo, NY.
The I Am Music II Tour which will be stopping through over 24 cities which include Washington, Chicago, Houston, Vancouver and Cleveland. The Lil Wayne tour will feature acts such as Rick Ross, Travis Barker, Nicki MInaj, Mixmaster Mike and the Young Money crew.
Will Lil Wayneâs âI Am Music IIâ tour be just as successful as his first âI Am Musicâ tour in 2009 which grossed more than $40 million dollars?
In other news, Lil Wayne released the single â6 Foot, 7 Footâ and recently wrapped up the video for it.
Lil Wayne âI Am Music IIâ U.S. Tour Dates
3/18 â Buffalo, NY at HSBC Arena
3/19 â Columbus, OH at Nationwide Arena
3/20 â Baltimore, MD at First Mariner Arena
3/23 â Hampton, VA at Hampton Coliseum
3/24 â Cleveland, OH at Quicken Loans Arena
3/26 â Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center
3/27 â Long Island, NY at Nassau Coliseum
3/30 â University Park, PA at Bryce Jordan Center
4/1 â Chicago, IL at United Center
4/2 â Auburn Hills, MI at The Palace of Auburn Hills
4/3 â Washington, D.C. at Verizon Center
4/6 â Miami, FL at Bank Atlantic Center
4/8 â Greensboro, NC at Greensboro Coliseum
4/9 â Atlanta, GA at Philips Arena
4/10 â St. Louis, MO at Scottrade Center
4/14 â New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
4/15 â Dallas, TX at American Airlines Arena
4/16 â Houston, TX at Toyota Center
4/19 â Phoenix, AZ at US Airways Arena
4/23 â Anaheim, CA at Honda Center
4/24 â Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena
4/26 â Sacramento, CA at ARCO Arena
4/28 â Edmonton, AB at Rexall Place
4/29 â Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena
Drake is continuing on his European tour with J.Cole and while in London this weekend, sat down with famed radio host Tim Westwood.
Drizzy spoke to Westwood about a number of topics including a collaboration album with Lil Wayne that has yet to surface.
This is where we first heard that Wayne and Drizzy were set to revive their roles as Young Angel and Young Lion for a collabo project before he was sent to prison.
According to Drake, they’re still looking to collaborate ironically much like Jay-Z and Kanye who are releasing their Watch The Throne album.
Gucci Mane seems set on giving 2011 a frigid start, and it has nothing to do with the weather or the ice around his neck.
The rapper joined the ranks of fellow wordsmiths Lil' Wayne and Game on Wednesday when he added a face tattoo to his collection of ink.
The 'Lemonade' rapper visited Tenth Street Tattoo near Atlanta, Ga, where tattoo artist Shane Willoughby added a three-scoop ice cream cone to Mane's right cheek. In case you're not familiar with the temperature of ice cream, the word "Brr" sits at the top of the waffle cone, and two red lightning bolts run through the tattoo.
Jason Murray, an employee at a nearby piercing shop, captured Gucci Mane's newest addition and posted it on Twitter, captioning the photo "GUCCI!!!"
The tattoo is a bold move for Mane, who was recently committed into a mental health treatment facility. The rapper's mental condition was evaluated after filing a "Special Plea of Mental Incompetency" in a Georgia courtroom early this year, claiming that he was unable to "intelligently participate in [his] probation revocation hearing."
Despite his troubles, Mane is said to be working on his fourth studio album, 'The State vs. Radric Davis 2: The Verdict,' which is scheduled for release later this year.
No stranger to the road, considering recent tours with Usher and Jay-Z, Trey Songz will launch a headlining tour this February.
Dubbed the "Love Faces" tour, in vain of his single from "Passion, Pain & Pleasure," the trek kicks off February 11 with stops in New York, Washington, DC, and Chicago.
Tickets for the '2011 Love Faces Tour' go on sale to the general public Friday, February 14 with special pre-sales for Songz's Trey's Angels members. For more information visit Treysongz.com.
See dates below:
2/11 - New York, NY
2/12 â Dar Constitution Hall â Washington, DC
2/13 â Detroit Opera House â Detroit, MI
2/14 â The Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
Itâs over. Finally â after years and years of speculation, the Verizon iPhone is real. As Verizon president Lowell McAdam put it, âIf the press writes something long enough, eventually it becomes true.â
The word comes fresh out of Verizonâs press conference in New York City, where the company has confirmed that they plan to offer the iPhone 4 early next month.
From what we know so far, the Verizon iPhone 4 appears to be identical to the AT&T iPhone 4 (save for the obvious radio chip differences). FaceTime support, 5 megapixel camera on the back, App Store, Retina Display, etc. More details as they come in.
The 16GB iPhone 4 will set you back $199.99, while the 32GB model will cost you $299.99 (both prices on a 2 year contract)
Additionally, it looks like itâll have at least one feature that the AT&T model doesnât (currently): WiFi hotspot, which allows the iPhone to act as a Cell-Data-Fueled-WiFi router for up to 5 devices.
Pucker up, Kardashian fans! Kim Kardashian had quite the pout on her mouth on Thursday as she left her home in Beverly Hills. The ever-stylish Kim has been hanging out on the East Coast a lot lately as she films her new show in NYC, Kim and Kourtney Take New York, but she was in L.A. for the Peopleâs Choice Awards Wednesday night.
Anticipated Release Date: TBA
The Buzz: Last fall we heard rumblings that a new Beyoncé single, co-penned with The-Dream, would be hitting the airwaves and Internets soon. That has yet to surface, but according to another producer, Los Da Mystro, the track was, "INSANE." As for the album itself, according to producer Jim Jonsin, Beyonce's fourth solo full-length might have an '80s vibe.
Artist: Lady Gaga
Title: Born This Way
Anticipated Release Date: May 23The Buzz: According to Gaga, Born This Way will sound like "bad kids going to church." Expect a mix of the dance-pop that made her famous, with the addition of an epic, classic rock sound in the vein of Bruce Springsteen and Elton John.
Artist: Lil Wayne
Title: The Carter IV
Anticipated Release Date: TBAThe Buzz: Upon being released from prison, Weezy almost immediately hit the studio, recording the ferocious "6'7." If that's anything to go by, expect a clearheaded and hungry Lil Wayne to take us all back to the Carter soon.
If you watched Weezy do his thing on 106 and Parkâs New Years Eve special then you probably did a double take at his shoes just as we did.
âWaitâ¦are those teddy bears on his shoes??â
Yup, the notorious bad boy was rockinâ fluffy stuffed animal Adidas sneakers.
After putting our investigative reporting skills to use, we discovered that the shoes are calledTeddy Bears Originals: an adidas original shoe covered in a fur-like material, with an actual teddy bearâs head and arms at the top of the shoe.
Adidas has teamed up with unique shoe designer Jeremy Scott to create the furry footwear.
Seriously?Â Is this whats hot right now?
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has announced the deadline for his upcoming Watch The Throne collaborative project with Jay-Z.
Based on reports, West promised the joint album would reach completion in days.
After his star-studded concert with Coldplay at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Jay-Z headed to the grand opening of Marquee nightclub where he held court with Kanye West. Yeezy and his big bro popped bottles of Ace of Spades champagne before announcing some exciting news. "Watch the Throne coming in one week," said 'Ye about his collaborative project with Jay. Bottles of the pricey bubbly were passed out before Kanye toasted the douchebags with an impromptu version of "Runaway," while a jubilant Jay spit his verse from "Monster." If that wasn't enough, Rihanna joined the party by singing part of "What's My Name?"
One of Torrie’s (Kevin’s wife) friends told MediaTakeOut.com that comedian Kevin Hart is allowing JUMPOFFS to ruin their marriage. The tipster explained, “[Kevin] andTorrie are having problems, but they could all be worked out if he would just STOP CHEATING. . . . I saw him at the Lakers game [on Christmas] with some youngchick . . . she wasn’t cute either.”
Well we checked, and Kevin WAS at the game with a young chick (She looks cute to us . . but WHAT DO WE KNOW??)
Anyways, Kev needs to stop messing around and go home to wifey. This blatant MESSINESS is so not cool.
According to TMZ.com, Waka Flocka Flame's Georgia home was raided this morning (Dec. 16) and apparently rapper Gucci Mane was cuffed in relation to a prostitution operation.
Â The site reports that cops are investigating possible prostitution as well as evidence of gangs and drugs, although it was not confirmed with law enforcement in Hery County.
Waka Flocka's momager, Debra Antney, told TMZ that her son wasn't there but that if he doesn't show up soon, cops will issue an arrest warrant.
Why am I not suprised...
Producer Bangladesh has discussed his processes taken get the beat that eventually became Lil Wayne's new Carter IV lead single, "6'7", launched into the hip-hop spotlight.
According to Bang, he feels the track most closely resembles his 2008 produced Wayne smash, "A Milli".
"It's kind of similar [to how we worked together for 'A Milli']," Bangladesh said in an interview. "I had 'A Milli', knowing that the actual track was actually important. I had opportunities to sell it, but until I got it to Wayne at that time, who I wanted to get it to, I couldn't sell it to anybody else. This time, I knew this beat was great like that, too. And I hadn't really thought of sending it to him. I sent it to [Atlantic Records executive] Gee Roberson, and he works closely with Wayne and played it for him. That's how it happened, really." (MTV)
"The overall wittiness is everything I was saying about 'A Milli' when it came to be," the producer explained. "He freestyled 'A Milli', and before it was big and we knew what it was gonna do, we all had our opinions of it. A lot of people loved it, but me being the creator of the art, I didn't see the vision that he had. I think he attacked it as a mixtape. And that was the genius of what he did and it became the biggest thing. The way he approached this one, was everything that I wanted him to do on 'A Milli'. I think he's really focusing on every line. It's like he's writing. It's different. It's a whole 'nother level of cleverness to it." (MTV)
Now we are talking for kids....
Â This was one of my favorite toys growing up as well!Â
Was there ever any doubt? Battle Cat was the cause of the most disheartening âMattypocalypseâ to date, as fans of the Masters of the Universe Classics line thrashed and growled in abject horror due to the eye-gougingly quick sell-out time. Recently Mattel re-released the toy which, thanks to plenty of stock, still sold out within the first day. Arguably the most âmust haveâ figure in the entire line, behind He-man and Skeletor; Battle Cat is the embodiment of everything great and wonderful about todayâs toys. Cringer has been sculpted in an incredibly detailed manner. From the pads on his paws, to the studs on his armor; B.C. as instantly recognizable as his vintage counterpart, yet also shows the unmatched ability of todayâs toy designers. His paint is the basic simple color scheme of green, yellow, and maroon; but, has been upped with darker shading and detailing to help show off the depth of the toy. The articulation model is perfect and even features a movable jaw. This Battle Cat figure is genuinely fun to play with AND is a nice display piece in your collection. Out of all the toys of 2010, weâre declaring Battle Cat to be King of the Castleâ¦Grayskull, that is!
Southern rapper Mario "Yo Gotti" Mims reportedly turned himself over to authorities last night (December 13) after a warrant for his arrest was issued in late November.
Mario Mims, 29, also known as Yo Gotti, turned himself in to authorities at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police also issued an arrest warrant for Lance N. Taylor, 24, also known as OG Boo Dirty. Police are charging Mims and nine other men with aggravated riot, a felony charge that can carry a penalty of one to six years behind bars, according to the Shelby County District Attorney's Office. Investigators are charging Taylor with inciting to riot as well as aggravated riot. (The Commercial Appeal)
Rappers Yo Gotti and OG Boo Dirty are among 11 people wanted in connection with a fight that happened outside the Level II nightclub on Nov. 29. A police affidavit states that Lance Taylor, a.k.a. OG Boo Dirty, and Mario Mims, a.k.a. Yo Gotti, "were involved in a verbal altercation." A third man got involved, and Boo Dirty allegedly punched him. A fight ensued, resulting in six people shot. Three were struck in the buttocks, one in the wrist and one in the shoulder, according to the affidavit. The sixth victim was an off-duty security guard, who was standing about 40 yards from the melee. Neither Yo Gotti nor OG Boo Dirty is in custody, as of Saturday night.
Nicki Minaj celebrated her 26th birthday in Vegas! She donned her blonde wig and nude sparkly body suit and sparkly pumps for her bash in Vegas at TAO. She partied it up with her Young Money fam, Pink Friday inspired cakes, and her Barbz and Kenz.
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's upcoming Tha Carter IV is beginning to take shape again with the announcement of the project's first single.
According to Young Money CEO Mack Maine, Wayne's first single will drop later this month.
Wayne is set to release the first single from his forthcoming Tha Carter IV LP by the end of December, simply titled "6'7"." "We definitely dropping it before the end of the year," Mack revealed to MTV News. "We ready to go now; we getting it mixed." Lil Wayne insider DJ Scoob Doo compared the track to frenetic fan favorite "A Milli": "Just Think A 2010 Version Of A Milli...But On [Steroids]," he tweeted.
Justin Timberlake admitted that he has toyed with the idea of joining the Saturday Night Live cast. The pop star turned actor has hosted and performed on the show before and is good friends with SNL cast member Andy Samberg. He told USA Weekend: "I could totally see living here [in New York] for a season and doing [it]." And though Timberlake has shown a flair for comedy, he says it is unlikely that he could put aside his other commitments to join the show.
Grammy-winning rappers Eminem and Jay-Z will lead the way in the upcoming 53rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony set to take place in Los Angeles.
Eminemearned the most Grammy nods in categories including "Best Rap Collaboration" and "Best Rap Song."
The rapper also known as Marshall Mathers received 10 total nominations including categories like Album of the Year for his CD Recovery, and Record and Song of the Year for "Love the Way You Lie," his number one hit with Rihanna. Eminem was also well-represented in the rap categories, receiving additional nominations for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and more. (WTMA News)
Bruno Mars received the second-most nominations this year, with seven. Among his nods were in the categories of Record of the Year for his hit with B.o.B, "Nothin' on You," Song of the Year, for co-writing Cee-Lo Green's viral hit "Forget You," and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z all received six nominations each. Jay-Z's collaboration with Alicia Keys on "Empire State of Mind" earned him a nod in the Record of the Year category, while Lady Gaga was nominated in the Album of the Year category for The Fame Monster. Lady Antebellum were present in both the pop and country categories, including Record and Song of the Year for "Need You Now." (ABC News Radio)
The Kardashians have cancelled an agreement with a credit card company which supplied pre-paid cards under the Kardashian name stamped the Kardashian Kard. After an Attorney General of Connecticut launched an investigation due to numerous complaints from parents that the Kardashianâs didnât reveal it included a number of fees, the family has cut all ties with the card.
The Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard was meant to allow parents to give their teen or child a small amount of credit so they can keep track of their finances, but what parents werenât told is that there were costs to own the card. According to the official website which is no longer available, the card had a one-time purchase amount of $9.95 and had two different payment options, a 6-Month Program for $59.95 or a 12-Month Program at the cost of $99.95 instead of paying monthly fees right off. Both came with a $1.50 cost to withdraw money from the ATM. After the program expired, there would be a monthly fee of $7.95. To deposit money, there was a 2.5% fee tapped on to the deposit amount. The credit card FAQâs said that the Mastercard also came FDIC insured up to $250,000.
According to the Attorney General, the Kard violates the consumer protection laws.
As for the Kardashians, they are trying to maintain their positive image especially with young adults and so they terminated the agreement because it would have caused them more harm than good.
Sounds like a bit of a scam to me!
Young Money rapper Drake's tour records have leaked online and reveal the emcee banking in an estimated $155,000 per show.
Drizzy's ability to pull in such large per show amounts makes him one of the highest paid rap acts currently performing.
In a recent list by thesmokinggun.com, documents reveal that the Toronto rapper pulls in over $100,000 dollars per show. His estimated total per show of $155,000 per show, currently makes him among the highest-paid acts in all of Hip Hop that are CURRENTLY touring. However, Drake's dominance in Hip-Hop is nowhere as dominating to the Country and Pop scene. The list reveals some of the others acts who receive more than Drake, and topping in at number one are the "Rascal Flatts," who make more than 4 times what Drake makes per show. (Hip Hop Wired)
Young Money rapper Lil Wayne was reportedly shut out of a Las Vegas party last weekend just days after he was released from jail.
According to reports, Wayne was not allowed to enter a Vegas hotel.
Weezy was unable to get into a party at the Wynn Las Vegas during his visit last Saturday (November 6) because the hotel was nervous about what repercussions they would possibly face if the rap superstar--whose probation prohibits him from drinking liquor for three years--was found consuming alcohol. According to reports, a rep from the Wynn told a member of the Young Money crew that if the New Orleans MC entered the property, he would be asked to leave. However, he never made an attempt, instead settling on heading to the Palms Casino Resort. (XXL Mag)
Weezyâs just been freed, but Wiz was thrown in the dock on Monday. âBlack and Yellowâ MC Wiz Khalifa is no longer roaminâ free. Khalifa was arrested on Monday night in Greenville, North Carolina, after alleged wafts of marijuana smoke were detected. Authorities say they were able to detect the marijuana smoke from Khalifaâs tour bus.
Khalifa was arrested after a performance at East Carolina University, where he was paid $10,000 for a standing-room-only performance. He was stopped on his way out by campus police. They stopped him because they smelt a strong odor of marijuana radiating both from backstage and Khalifasâ tour bus. Khalifa is very open about his marijuana use, and so cooperated with the officers in their search of his tour bus. Nine members of his entourage were also arrested along with the alleged seizure of more than 60 grams of marijuana.
The 22 year old rapper, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, was booked into jail at around 1:30 a.m. at the Pitt County Detention Center. His bail was posted $300,000 which he subsequently paid, resulting in his release at around 11 a.m. PST. His felony counts include marijuana trafficking, maintaining a place for sale/storage of marijuana, and a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Khalifa, who has his own brand of rolling papers, and spends about $10,000 a month on weed, is likely to agree to counts of possession of marijuana for personal use. This would cut the usual 12 months time, and utilize a plea deal. Ironically enough, Khalifa was appearing on the Carolina campus as part of his Waken Baken Tour 2010.
Khalifa utilizes Ustream in which heâs generally using or surrounded by his drug of choice along with twitter, where he tweeted the release of his crew. His numerous fans have been active in online forums discussing his arrest along with his chart-climbing song, âBlack and Yellowâ.â
Weezy, Wiz Khalifa, all in a long line of musicians being locked up for various reasons, leaving us to wonderâ¦whoâs next?
Proving she is serious about having another blockbuster album, Rihanna announced yesterday that she will now be managed by Jay-Z's Roc Nation company. Chess move. Why? Because Rihanna's ensuring that since the company is now investing in her, they have reason to keep her relevant and continue to land her endorsement deals even with the come-up of Roc Nation's Willow Smith.
Now we're not saying Willow's going to just come in and steal all of Rih's spotlight and audience in one swoop or anytime soon. Just saying--a certain age group has a certain buying power (look at the young Disney and Nick kids). And with the industry getting broker and broker everyday, the artist with the buying power could become the most important to them.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Rih said she's "so excited to take this next step in [her] career."
She's also creating a company called Rihanna Entertainment that will merge all of her music, film, fragrance, fashion and book ventures.
Talking about the first time he met Rihanna, Jay-Z say he signed her only hours after seeing her audition:
"We signed her that night ? 3 in the morning was when that contract got signed. We wouldn't let her leave the office. From meeting her at 4 [p.m.] in the office till 3 in the morning, I was absolutely certain. That doesn't happen too often."
Rihanna however remembers the meeting a little bit differently saying she was super nervous:
"When we first got there, I was shaking. I had never met a celebrity, and to have to audition for one and meet him at the same time ... I was hysterical. But the minute I went in the office, it was totally different. He was so welcoming; the environment was so warm and friendly. The jitters just went away immediately.
Rapper T.I. reportedly helped convince a man from attempting a suicide jump off an Atlanta building Wednesday afternoon.
Initial reports suggested the incident took place around late afternoon.
T.I. saves the day. Or at least the possible Midtown jumper's life. Atlanta Police tell CL the rap star visited the scene of today's incident and told officers he wanted to speak with the unidentified man who around 4 p.m. had threatened to jump from the 22-story Colony Square Building. (Creative Loafing)
Investigators sent in a hostage negotiator to help talk the man down. Atlanta police said T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris was in the area and stopped by the scene to see if he could help. Police took a message from T.I. to the man on the roof, saying the rapper was downstairs and wanted to talk to him. According to police, the would-be jumper got down from the roof and walked down to the lobby, where he talked to T.I. for a few minutes. (My Fox Atlanta)
"He came to the scene and offered to talk to him, we told the young man that, and he came down," Officer James Polite with Atlanta police told the AJC. When the man threatening to jump came down, T.I. was waiting and the two talked for a few minutes, Polite said. The man, whose name was not released, was then transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, Polite said. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
After a summer full of tweets and free music, Kanye West is finally giving fans what they've been waiting for. The platinum-selling rapper has selected an official release date for his much-anticipated new album. Rap-Up.com has learned that Yeezy will drop his still untitled fifth effort on November 22. This is typically one of the biggest release weeks of the year and the Monday before Black Friday when U.S. shoppers flock to stores to get a head start on their holiday shopping.Â This will also be a day before Nicki Minaj releases her debut CD entitled Pink Friday.WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ROLLSROYCE939WWW.TWITTER.COM/ROLLSROYCE939
On his album Teflon Don,Rick Ross said he feels like Big Meech, Larry Hoover and MC Hammer. On Thursday (September 9) in Los Angeles, the imposing Miami hitmaker said he felt like onscreen Marine Jake Sully.
The Bawse has a very special surprise contribution to this year's MTV Video Music Awards. On Thursday afternoon at the Nokia Theatre, with his A&R/ video director Spiff TV not too far away, Ricky Rozay praised this Sunday's extravaganza.
"This is gonna be the dopest MTV VMAs ever," Ross predicted. "I'm letting you know. Not only because I'm a part of it, but when I walked into the auditorium where the VMAs are being held, I felt like I stepped off a ship on Pandora. If you ever saw the movie 'Avatar,' that's the feeling. Everything feels big, everything feels futuristic. It feels space-age. We got the dopest female in late night hosting the show, Chelsea Handler. She's on fire right now. She's sizzling. She's sexy as ever.
Grammy-winning rapper T.I.'s Los Angeles arrest last week may have severed ties with body spray company AXE and placed a dent in future endorsements.
According to a representative from AXE, the company is skeptical about its future with the rapper.
T.I.'s ecstasy arrest has caused a serious stink with some of his sponsors -- in fact, TMZ has learned the people behind AXE body spray are considering kicking the rapper to the curb. A rep for AXE tells TMZ they're "troubled by [T.I.'s] arrest" and have been forced into "reviewing our promotional activities" with the rapper. Translation -- it doesn't look good for T.I. So far, T.I. is still featured on the company's website but it smells like that could change at any moment. (TMZ)
Young Money's Nicki Minaj recently discussed hip-hop veteran Lauryn Hill making a return to the rap spotlight after an 11-year hiatus from the music scene.
"It's like, freaking, I want to bow down and kiss her feet," Minaj said about the return of Lauryn Hill. "Like, I think everyone in my generation, we look at her as a freaking, and I hate to say this because it sounds kinda blasphemous, she's almost like a godly-type of creature. It's not human. So the fact that she's doing stuff and performing, I think that it's a great day and I've always loved her and I still love her and I always will love her, and that's about it."
Rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday night for alleged possession of a controlled substance.
According to an arrest report on the incident from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, during the course of a traffic stop involving Tip (born Clifford Harris Jr.), 29, and Cottle, 36, on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood at 10:30 p.m., "deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle."
A narcotics investigation followed and both Tiny and T.I. were "found to be in possession of a controlled substance." At press time, there was no information on which drug the possession charge covered.
TMZ reported that the recently married couple were traveling in a Maybach when they were stopped by deputies.
Both T.I. and Tiny were booked at the West Hollywood sheriff's station on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, and bail was set at $10,000 each. Deputy Jeff Gordon confirmed on Thursday morning (September 2) that both had posted bail around 4 a.m. PT and were due back in court on the charges on September 3. A spokesperson for T.I.'s label could not be reached for comment early Thursday morning.
Tip, who celebrated the #1 debut of his film "Takers" last weekend, is on federal probation following a seven-month prison term he completed in March on weapons charges. At press time, Gordon said considering T.I. was allowed to post bail on the drug charge, it did not appear that the rapper's probation from the federal charge would be impacted by Wednesday night's arrest.
After being publicly praised by Lil Wayne in a recent interview, Midwest emcee Tech N9ne has revealed that a collaboration with the incarcerated rapper is already in the works.Â Â
Despite having never met Wayne, Tech opened up about his anticipation to share studio time with the Young Money leader.
"His people have been contacting us already, so I'm anxious to see what he sends me," N9ne said in an interview. "I'm hearing his camp is all ready to send over some music. And I'll be in New York soon so hopefully I can visit him before he gets out. I just want to thank Wayne for even mentioning me. I've been following his career since he started. Just watching him evolve--he was always clever with the rhymes. My own quest was always to get my music out to everybody in [the] world and working with Wayne is truly a way to get it out there."
All I got to say it" TEEEEECHHHÂ NIIIINE!
Def Jam South President DJ Khaled has confirmed being the latest artist to join Cash Money Records and defended his decision to break bread with the all-star label, home to Lil Wayne and Bow Wow.
laDespite recently inking the deal officially, Khaled said he has always been a Cash Money associate.
"It's definitely official, and I'm just excited about the new deal with Cash Money. Shout to Birdman, Slim. And free Weezy." Khaled said in an interview. "You know, I've always been a Cash Money member, not officially but I've been a fan forever...[Co-founder] Birdman always loved my work and passion. We've known each other for years, and he's always told me when you fulfill your contract with E1 you always got a home over here. I was going to sign myself, but I called Birdman and he said 'let's get the deal done in an hour.' He just wanted to make it happen."
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has officially married longtime girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in Florida today, according to court documents.
According to reports, the wedding took place in Florida hotspot, Miami Beach.
TMZ has learned rapper T.I. got married earlier today -- in a secret ceremony at a Miami Beach courthouse. The 29-year-old superstar -- real name Clifford Harris Jr. -- swapped I Do's with his longtime 35-year-old girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. The two have reportedly been dating since 2001. (TMZ)
According to Us Weekly, the newlyweds will swap vows again Saturday, this time in front of family and friends, on a private island off the coast of Miami. Cottle will dress for the occasion in Valentino. Then, per the mag, it's off to Atlanta for a big hometown reception Saturday afternoon, and then T.I. and Tiny will jet off to Las Vegas to celebrate glam-hip-hop-style into the wee hours. (E! Online)
Tip can't seem to avoid rumors that he's planning to wed longtime girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in Miami this weekend. "Don't believe everything you read online [and] see on TV," he told Atlanta's FOX 5 News. "I have never commented on such subjects and I never will." (Rap-Up)
T.I., 29, is a rapper and songwriter while Tiny, 35, is a former Xscape member. The couple have two sons together, Clifford 'King' Joseph III and Major Philant. T.I. has two other sons, Domani Uriah and Messiah Ya'Majesty, from an ex-girlfriend and a daughter, Deyjah Imani, from yet another relationship. Tiny also has one daughter, Zonnique Pullins, from another relationship.
Young Money's Nicki Minaj has made a public promise to announce the title of her forthcoming debut album tonight.Â Â
Promising she would make a UStream broadcast once she reached over 1 million Twitter followers, the rapper met her goal over the weekend.
"WOW #TeamMinaj we did it!!! We really did it?!?!?! *pops champagne* 1 MILLION followers!!! Thank u to every single million of u! :-)," she wrote late Sunday (August 1) night.
"Ok u guyz. A promise is a promise. Ustream tomorrow. I'll be announcing the name of the album and much more :-) 11.23.10"
Tha Bizness' Dow Jones recently gave his opinion on Lil Wayne's forthcoming Tha Carter IV album and said it will change people's lives.
According to the hitmaker, Wayne out-performs his Grammy-winning Carter III on the new album.
"Carter IV's gonna change your life," Dow Jones said in an interview. "Wayne is gonna change your life. That's all I'm gonna tell you. Be ready for that. It's something you've never seen before. It's incredible. When we finally heard a couple of the joints he did, we were just like, 'Man.' We thought Carter III was incredible and he took it a couple of steps up. One thing about Wayne, he's a workaholic. There's very few people we've been in the studio with that work harder than him aside from T-Pain, Wayne's probably there...Carter IV was before he went to jail -- as soon as he gets out, it's time to cook it back up. He's got so many records. He'll do maybe an album's worth of stuff in a day. You'll never know how much Wayne's gonna do." (Rap-Up)
"I did a really dope joint for the ladies with a soulful sample track that has a feature on the hook," he revealed in an interview. "I don't want to go into to many details about the record cause someinternet monster might find it and try to leak it. I got another record that my dude wrote the hook on that almost feels like a Jay-Z "What More Can I Say" type track. I think I got 1 other record that's pending along with those two so I just gotta see what's up. I will say Weezy is spitting that sh*t over my tracks and they are 100% Hip Hop...I heard a few joints... It's definitely what the fans want. He's just rapping and going hard on it. I think I heard maybe one rocked out track but the majority was rap/Hip Hop tracks. It should be another classic."
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne will reportedly shave off four months from his one-year jail sentence as new reports suggest he will depart Rikers Island this fall.Â According to reports, Weezy F. Baby is set to come home by early November.Â Â Â
This week, Wayne released a letter to fans detailing his daily routine behind bars.
"So I've been writing and let me be the first to tell you that the lyrics that I'm writing are... well there's no word that I can think of that properly defines them. Amazing would be too typical and perfect would be unfair. I listen to the radio sometimes, emphasis on sometimes, and I hear the new music. I like some. I applaud my Young Money family for what they're doing. As I'm not surprised. This is what we're supposed to do. Congrats to Drake and Nicki for all their recent success. Those 2 are going to have me retiring early. I love my team. Much love to Tez and Mack. I know that people are inquisitive of what I do all day, so here goes. I wake up around 11AM. Have some coffee. Call my kids, and my wonderful mother. I then shower up. Read fan mail. Have lunch. Back on the phone. Read a book or write some thoughts down. Have dinner. Phone. Pushups. Then I listen to ESPN on the radio. Read the bible, then sleep. That's my day."
R&B singer The-Dream, who is currently married to Christina Milian, was spotted over the weekend frolicking on the beach with another woman.Â
A representative for The-Dream confirmed the couple's separation.
Christina Milian and The-Dream have decided to separate, his rep confirms to UsMagazine.com. "Terius 'The-Dream' Nash is saddened to announce that his marriage to Christina Milian was unsuccessful. The couple reached this decision in late 2009, but decided to keep the news private in efforts to protect their baby daughter Violet. They ask for consideration and respect for their family moving forward," his rep tells Us
The-Dream spent his weekend in the arms of a woman other than his wife Christina Milian. The singer-songwriter was seen getting friendly with a mystery woman on the beaches of the Caribbean without his wife or wedding ring. Milian, who gave birth to the couple's daughter Violet in February, didn't address the photos directly, but she did tweet earlier this morning: "WHATEVER YOU THINK.. BELIEVE IT." It wasn't long ago that The-Dream and Christina were spotted enjoying their own island vacation together.
After two years of delays, OutKast's Big Boi has hit up Twitter to reveal his enthusiastic reactions to his Sir Luscious Left Foot solo album finally being released in stores today.
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has reportedly had his King Uncaged album pushed back from its original summer release through to the fall.Â According to reports, T.I.'s post-prison album will hit stores in late September.
Eminem makes a historic debut!!!
Recovery debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Slim Shady's new album has sold 744,400 units after a week in stores. The album is the highest-selling debut since 2008.
Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later continued its dominance moving down one notch to No. 2 with 156,700. After two weeks in stores, his new album has moved 604,000 records to date.
Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray moved down three spots to No. 20 with 19,000. With nine weeks knocked out, Bobby Ray's debut stands at 268,000 sold pieces.
And Plies you need to get your weight up!
Plies' Goon Affiliated took a hard hit falling 22 slots to No. 40 with 10,000. After three weeks, the certified goon's new album has sold 86,500 records.
According to hiphopwired.com, Lil Boosie appeared in court today for his initial hearing regarding his first-degree murder charges. Lasting roughly 2 minutes, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana MC plead not guilty as his lawyer Marcus Allen reiterated to local television news WAFB, "He's not guilty. I think he's absolutely not guilty. I think he meant what he said. He's absolutely not guilty. We're just going to prepare for his defense and get ready to address the charges." With the murder case pending as well as drug charges, District Attorney Hillar Moore stated, "I'd rather wait for the evidence to speak as to what happened. He's got several different cases, so it depends on which one you're talking about. He also has the introduction of the drugs into the prison and obviously, he's presumed innocent at this point." As previously reported, the 27-year-old rapper and two men, Michael Louding and Adrian Pittman, who were also charged with first degree murder, fired shots into Terry Boyd's home killing him and allegedly were in possession of ecstasy, codeine and marijuana. Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, could face the death penalty if convicted and is due back in court in October.
Kanye West continues to inch his way back into the spotlight with a performance at the 2010 BET Awards.
The performance will be Westâs first major performance at an awards show, since his infamous appearance alongside Taylor Swift, at the 2009 MTV VMAâs.
âWhile West received much backlash and criticism following the VMAs, BET decided to give the multifaceted performer a spot in music history during its 10 year anniversary special,â BET said in a statement.
Also added to this yearâs roster of performers are Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Drake and others. Previously announced performers include T.I., Diddy and Dirty Money, Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz, while John Legend will receive a Humanitarian Award.
The BET Awards â10 are slated to air live on Sunday (June 27th) at 8:00 PM from the Shrine Auditorium.