Frank Ocean, who is currently working on his sophomore album, has fired his managers and publicist. The managers, Christian and Kelly Clancy, were axed this spring after managing Frank for the past three years. The publicist, Life or Death PR.
He hasn’t replaced his management. But he replaced his publicist with ID PR, whose clients include artists Alicia Keys and Paul Simon as well as movie stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Sean Penn. Source
I wonder what he’s got up his sleeve. We haven’t really heard a peep from him since his HORRIBLE Grammy performance over a year ago. I hope that in his hiatus he’s been seeing a vocal coach. Because I never wanna see this again:
Arsenio Hall returned to the late night talk show scene in 2013 after almost 20 years in the wind. But sadly, his show has been cancelled after just one season.
CBS said in a statement, “Unfortunately, The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season. While there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue. Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show. We’d also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for their support of the show.” Source
I didn’t watch a single solitary episode of his revamped show. But I’m sure this is sad news for all of Arsenio’s diehard fans…and mostly for Arsenio himself.
Billboard is reporting that Naya Rivera was dropped from Columbia. She signed with Columbia Records back in 2011. She released a track called “Sorry” with then boyfriend, Big Sean, where she name drops his exes. But the song failed to chart and an album never materialized, so she got dropped from the label…allegedly. Her people say this isn’t true and is part of a smear campaign to ruin her image. However, she’s been removed from Columbia’s website.
She was also rumored to have been fired from Glee! After beefing it up with costar, Lea Michele. She also denies these reports. However, she’s been written out of the season finale.
All of this comes after her whirlwind romance with Big Sean ended abruptly amidst rumors of cheating and even theft. Source
Either she’s an evil witch and karma is beatin’ dat ass or all of this is Big Sean’s fault…cus she ain’t been right since she started dealing with him.
The fate of Columbus Short’s character was left up in the air at the end of the season. Was he shot? Was he spared? Well now we have an answer.
Columbus released a statement saying:
“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.” Source
I don’t know if Shonda planned on killing his ass before he got into all this legal trouble…but trust and believe that it didn’tvhelp Harrison’s fate.
Beyonce has parted ways with her Live Nation manager, Faisal Durrani, she she and Jay can exclusively manage her career.
A source told the Daily Mirror: “Jay has been heavily involved in Beyonce’s career for years, and was instrumental in organizing the Mrs Carter Show World Tour. But he isn’t officially regarded as her manager – she really is independent.’
“Now the couple have Blue, she wants to make sure her family come first at all times, especially as there’s talk of them adding to the brood.”
A representative for Beyonce told Mail Online: “Beyonce has managed herself since 2010 under her company Parkwood Entertainment. Faisal Durrani worked for her as President for a very short time.” Source
Kelly Rowland was fired from the UK version of X Factor a while ago. And now according to Star Magazine, it’s happening again.
The rag mag reports:
Since the X-Factor’s third season drew record-low ratings, Simon Cowell is desperate to once again retool the judges’ panel – starting with firing recent hires Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio.
“Simon wants to start over,” says an insider. “He thinks the show needs a shot in the arm.” Kelly, 32, and Paulina, 42, are terrified this will damage their careers. But don’t expect sympathy from Simon. He’s an egomaniac and simply won’t accept failure,” says the source. Source
How dreadful. But maybe since her singing and acting careers are picking up, this won’t matter.
Chris Brown performed at Hot 97’s Summer Jam this past weekend. Afterwards he tweeted,
“Come join me at the ZING Vodka after party at EVR NYC tonight.” Well apparently some hoes showed up and Karrueche shut the after party down quick, fast and in a hurry.
A source said, “He ain’t fucking around on Karrueche. He was on the party bus kicking back and most of the bitches that came up was there trying to be groupies.” Karrueche then reportedly had Breezy’s bodyguard kick the girls off the bus before she boarded.
Another source said, “Karrueche didn’t look too happy and at one point seems to ask the body guard to off load the groupies from the bus and they comply… one groupie even used a couple expletives while leaving.” Source
DJ Baby Drew, Chris Brown’s DJ was reportedly fired by the singer.
A source said, “Not only has Drew lost his $50,000 sneaker store investment but he’s also lost his primary source of income. Rumor has it that Chris Brown has fired his longtime tour DJ. It is said that DJ Baby Drew wanted to be a celebrity more than he wanted to be a DJ. Although Chris has had the same team for a very long time, he thought it was time to let him go.” Source
In addition to him not knowing his role, he’s also wack as fawk. It was time for him to go.
There’s been some major fall out over the lyrics of Rick’s song “U.O.E.N.O.”, the latest being him losing his Reebok endorsement.
In the song he rhymes: “Put Molly [Ecstasy] all in the champagne. She ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain’t even know it.”
A rep for Reebok said, “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so.
“While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.” Source
Good! No company wants someone who glorifies or glamorizes rape as the face of their brand. Hell, the fact that he’s fat as fawk should have kept him from being able to endorse an athletic apparel company. I’m just saying.
TMZ’s cameras caught Chris Brown get into it with a valet at PINZ bowling alley in Studio City. Chris was there for a charity event and when he left, just 30 minutes after arriving, he was annoyed to find that there was a $10 service charge.
The valet wouldn’t release the car until they paid up. This didn’t go over well. At one point you can hear Chris say, “F*ck ten dollars.”
But then someone in his crew said, “We got the money … don’t worry about it.”
But Chris felt the need to add, “We gonna turn this whole thing on out.”
Eventually he got his keys before it got nasty. We still don’t know if he paid the ten bucks. Source
Like what were you gonna do Christopher Maurice? Flip over his little valet stand? Punch him in the face? I need you to calm all the way down. ALL-THE-WAY-DOWN!
Chris Angers Ghanian people with tardiness and weed smoking…
Few hours to the Chris Brown concert, he showed up in Ghana with a frown face. The organizers were supposed to be the ones carrying the frown face since he failed to show up for the all important unveiling and sod cutting ceremony which the President of Ghana (John Mahama) even attended.
Chris Brown’s arrival was received with bliss by many Ghanaians of which some tweeted along the lines ‘at least he is here now so let’s go and enjoy his electrifying performance’. He failed to be in the country on time for arranged radio interviews but what can we say? He has our $1 million…
His great performance which lasted over an hour was characterized with vulgar language which Ghanaians are not used to…
Instead of promoting the rLG or throwing in a word or two about the brand, he decided to take the piss again by promoting the use of marijuana when he knows or ought to know this is an illegal substance in many countries including Ghana.
Whiles performing one of his songs, he happily asked if there were weed smokers in Ghana and proceeded to say “if anybody’s tripping on you smoking weed, fuck them”.
He pulled out a rolled ‘joint’ and smoked it live on stage… No Ghanaian entertainer dare do this openly in Ghana and go free. The police would have been on him or the crowd would consider it extensively offensive. However, Chris Brown came, did it and flew away!
The concert was great but the piss take by Chris Brown leading and during the concert was absurd! Surely, no one pays another $1 million to be disrespected…
I’m not sure if this is sad or hilarious. I’m thinking, both. All artists who travel internationally should be forced to take a sensitivity course so they understand the customs and culture of the counties they’re visiting. But hey, we can’t get half of them to act right here in the US of A. So we can’t expect much when they go out of the country.
Chris Brown and his bodyguard Big Pat have apparently parted ways. They made a pit stop in Bermuda to refuel.
An airport worker told the Bermuda Sun: “I’m not sure of the details of what happened on the plane but his plane came in, got serviced and everything was finishing and they were getting ready to leave.
“Then there was a stall. The security guard got off first. He was standing outside talking to the pilot. Then Chris Brown and another guy came off.”
Our source continued: “They had to come inside to Customs. They then went outside to have a cigarette. The security guard came inside [an airport building] and said he wasn’t getting back on the plane.”
The airport worker said the man told him he had gotten into an altercation with Brown.
“Chris went back through Customs and the plane left at about 2:20pm.” Source
Damn, it was that serious that he took another plane. I don’t care how mad I am at someone, they BETTA not try to leave my ass on an island with no way to get home. NEVA.
There were reports earlier this week that Yandy and Mandeecees had gotten the axe from “Love & Hip Hop.” But producer Mona Scott Young says it ain’t so even though the pair was mysteriously absent from last week’s episode.
Sources are saying, however, that only Mandeecees has been fired. The problem is that most of Yandy’s scenes were filmed with Mandeecess so her role has been significantly cut. Source and Source
I guess we’ll see what happens the rest of the season. I can’t WAIT for the reunion to see what this dude has to say for himself . Oh wait, he’ll prolly be in jail. Right.
Word on the street is that Diddy’s long suffering assistant, Capricorn, has been stealing from him. Capricorn was recently let go and sources say it was because she was stealing from Bad Boy Records.
A source says, “She worked for Bad Boy for so many years, yet now that she’s unemployed, she can’t use the company’s name as a reference to get a new job.
“Capricorn Clarke committed the carnal sin over at Bad Boy Records. She was accused of stealing from Bad boy Records.
“She is a jealous lying bi**h, she’s finished in the music industry. No one is going to ever f**k with her on a professional tip.” Source
If this is true then I wonder how long she thought she could get away with something like this before getting caught. If it’s not true, then I smell a conspiracy. Maybe serving him in such a close proximity made her aware of some things he never wanted to come to light. If I was her I’d be penning a tell-all as we speak.
RadarOnline is reporting that TV One is tring to replace Nicci Gilbert with Kelly Price on ‘R&B Divas.’ Interesting, because Nicci is not only a co-star, she’s also a producer of the show.
A source says, “Despite doing interviews with her whole message of positivity, Nicci was a terror to work with on the show. Publicly, she says she wanted this show to be the anti- Housewives, but privately her actions made her a fit for Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club.”
The producers have already reportedly met with Nicci’s potential replacement Kelly Price. Source
How dreadful! Oh well, I guess she should be thankful she’s still at least getting that producer check.
Nivea has dropped Rihanna as an endorser because of her party lifestyle.
Stefan Heidenreich, commander in chif of the Beiersdorf group which owns Nivea, said, “The advert starring Rihanna was a no go. Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family and reliability.I do not understand how Nivea can be brought into association with Rihanna.Source
Do you think they made the right decision?
Jay is done trying to reign in Rihanna…
Word on the street is that Jay-Z has given up on trying to keep Rih and Breezy apart.
A source said, “Jay-Z sees Rihanna like a daughter and has sent his right-hand man Jay [Brown] to Barbados to see what’s going on with her and Chris.
“She admitted they’re pretty much back on and Jay told her they’re all behind her and want her to be happy.
“Chris is even flying out to the island to see her soon. She knows that a load of her fans aren’t going to be happy about them hanging out though – people still haven’t forgiven him.” Source
If she’s really hell bent on being with Chris then she’s going to have to face the consequences of possibly losing her support system, fans and ultimately her career.
Rumor has it that Breezy has fired Tina Davis as his manager. The reasoning is because of his disappointing sales from his last album so she’s been demoted to a lesser role within his camp. He’s now reportedly being managed by Akon’s brother Bu Thiam. Source
Isn’t this the same chick who supposedly took his lil tenderoni v-card? I know that’s completely irrelevant in this post but I just thought I’d throw it out there.
Shaunie O’Neal is reportedly firing three cast members of her VH1 show, ‘Basketball Wives’. TMZ is saying that she’s getting rid of Royce Reed, Jennifer Williams and Kesha Nichols because their story lines were too ‘boring.’ The three will be replaced with new blood. Source
I wouldn’t miss any of them. At the same time I hope the show doesn’t get more ignorant than it already is. Cus I can’t.
Since Tia Mowry decided to leave ‘The Game’ we’ve been wondering what would happen to her character as well as the Derwin character played by Pooch Hall.
Well word is that they’ll both be replaced by two new characters. Producers are currently looking for an actress to play the role of Kiera, a former child star who’s transitioning into an adult career. Also new to the show is the role of Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbrook, a #1, Ivy League draft pick running back who breaks every “dumb athlete” stereotype.
According to The Enquirer, Oprah Winfrey has been stripped of her executive powers at OWN Network.
Her chief financial backer allegedly decided to curtail her control over the network.
A source said, “They now realize that she was too inexperienced to run the net¬work. So she was stripped of her power. She’s no longer in a position to make executive decisions or hire staff without consulting top Discovery executives first.” Source
Terrell Owens is having a horrible week. First he was dropped from the indoor football league team he was playing for. And now he’s been evicted from the home the Allen Wranglers provided him and he has to give up the Jeep they gave him as well.
The team believes that he breached his contract by missing a charity event and sitting out 2 away games.
T.O. says his contract allowed him to skip away games and the team publicist told him the wrong date for the missed event.
Tyra Banks has decided to clean house. She got rid of her entire panel of America’s Next Top Model, Nigel Barker, J. Alexander and Jay Manuel.
She confirmed the news saying, “To my Nigel Barker, Miss J, and Mr Jay: Thank you for all of our years together on America’s Next Top Model. Working with you is always an absolute pleasure. Excited for what the future holds for us.
“Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander have been an integral part of the America’s Next Top Model brand and they helped turn this show into the household name it is today. They have been amazing assets to the show and will always be a part of the Top Model family. We will continue to actively work with each of them on future projects.” Source
Sheree Whitfield has been fired from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Peep the deets below:
Where things seem to have broken down is during the week before the reunion when contracts were negotiated and finalized. There was some shred of hope for her staying up until that week. Apparently, she went into negotiations with an ego oblivious to the obvious fact her days were numbered. Instead of begging to be kept she acted like a diva and began making demands. Kim, Sheree and Nene were the only original housewives left. In general these three should have been able to negotiate from a place of strength. However Sheree had no strength because over the course of the show she lost her house, spent all her money, and had no social ties. If they were recruiting today (which they are/were) Sheree would not even be considered. So she blew it and she’s out. Source
Stacey Dash has reportedly been fired from yet another job. She was let go from ‘Single Ladies’ after just one season after having an onset feud with one of her costars. Well she was just fired from another project, a film called ‘Supremacy’ starring Danny Glover and Evan Ross.
Apparently, she’s got a horrible attitude and was rude and disrespectful to the cast and crew.
It looks like Stacey has been suffering from what I like to call Pretty Girl Syndrome. People whit this rachet disease often act like total ass tools to everyone around them because they haven’t had to actually act like human beings for their entire life for the simple fact that they’re pretty. So sad because this disease is terminal. At some point these bishes are beaten senseless for their behavior. Womp, womp.
The Indianapolis Colts have cut their star quarterback, Peyton Manning. Peyton has been through a lot of injuries and subsequent surgeries in the past two years. But cutting him puts the team in the position to draft Andrew Luck. Also, they won’t have to pay out the $28 million that they’d owe him for keeping him. Source
Sorry Peyton, but I’m not even mad at that. Eli is somewhwere giggling with delight.
Well one of his reps spoke out to deny the reports. He said, “Mr. West takes pride in creating an exceptional work environment… I can assure you that it is a complete fabrication and all of Mr. West’s drivers are happily employed.” Source
Recently while in London, Kanye sent his driver out for lunch. The driver took two hours and upon his return was terminated.
A source tells the Sunday Mirror, “The driver left at 1pm and didn’t make it back until 3pm, when the head of security told him: ‘I’m sorry but I’m going to have to let you go. You took too long and Kanye got p**sed off. He was really hungry’.”
The driver says it’s not his fault (there was traffic, yadda, yadda) and is considering an unfair dismissal lawsuit against Kanye. Source
Really dude? 2 hours? Did he even call? If my boss ever asked me to get her lunch (which she never would because 1. She’s not that kinda person and 2. Neither am I) and I took two hours to get it I would expect to get fired. Cus trust and believe, anyone who made me wait two hours for food would not only get fired but would die a horrible death.
Dawn Richard, formerly of Danity Kane, has been released from her Bad Boy contract, although she’ll continue to work with Diddy in Dirty Money.
She said, “Puff has been really great with being supportive of me starting a solo career, and he’s agreed to let me go from Bad Boy. I’m really grateful to him. He didn’t have to do that. He could have been what they say that he would be, and he wasn’t at all. He gave me a business decision. It was a very amicable decision. Now, it’s just about the music, and I want to make him and them proud of believing in me enough to let me go try it.” Source
I wonder what it took to get out of that contract. Diddy doesn’t like to let go of folks that easily.
Rocawear had to lay off half of its employees. On January 12th 28 of its 56 employees were let go. The documents filed with New York State Dept of Labor listed the reason for the layoff as “economic.” Source
I would make a comment about Jay being rich enough to single handedly pay all their salaries by himself. But he sold Rocawear a few years ago and is only a stakeholder. So I won’t suggest that the folks laid off ask Blue to borrow some dough.
Last night on the finale of ‘America’s Next Top Model: All Stars’ it was revealed that Anglea Preston had been disqualified. So the judges chose between Allison and Lisa for the final prize with Lisa taking it home.
But no explanation was given for why Angelea had to leave the show.
Sources say that Angelea actually won the competition and that she either couldn’t accept the title because of a personal issue OR she blabbed about winning which is a direct violation of her contract. So the producers reshot the finale and awarded Lisa D’Amato with the title. Source
Yea, it looked staged. Nigel announced at judging that Angelea had been disqualified and Mr. J was sitting there doing a horrible job of looking shocked. Y’all knew her ass was gone. Stop playin’ dumb. But yea, I want to hear from her. She usually has a lot to say but she’s been extra quiet about this. Tyra’s goons probably threatened her.
VH1 has found a replacement for Stacey Dash in the form of actress Denise Vasi. Denise will play ‘Raquel,’ “a close friend of Keisha who is a savvy business woman from a prominent Southern family on a quest to discover passion.”
Producer Queen Latifah said, “Denise is the perfect addition to the Single Ladies cast. She is bringing a fun, new element to the show.”
“Single Ladies” begins production in January. Source
She’s gorge. Even if she can’t act (which isn’t really a requirement for this show) she’ll be nice to look at.
Drake has fired his managers Gee Roberson, Al Branch, Kyambo Joshua and Bryant Cortez of Hip Hop Since 1978. Additionally he got rid of his agents at International Creative Management including Dana Sims and Robert Gibbs.
William Morris Endeavor agent Brent Smith’s assistant confirmed that he has taken on Drake. A source said, “Drake just felt like there were too many hands in his pockets. He was getting pulled in too many different directions.” Our source added there was conflict between the rapper’s original management team in Canada and the ones he picked up along the way. “His team from Canada is trying to wrestle back control. He may go back to them to streamline things.” Source
Tyler Perry is catching flack from his religious fan base for casting Kim K. in ‘The Marriage Counselor.’
These fans are demanding that he recast her part. They say they’ll boycott the film on the grounds that Kimmie has no moral fiber.
Tyler basically told them to kick rocks. Well he didn’t say that. But he did say that he has no plans to replace Kim. Source
I swear these bible beaters really grate my cheese sometimes. Why get mad at Kim for her lack of ‘moral fiber’ when Tyler has cast some questionable people (according to their standards…not mine…I have no standards) in his films before? Don’t be such a f**king high-po-crit! (said like Penelope Cruz in Blow).
And yes…I’m providing examples…
Gabrielle Union started dating Dwyane Wade before he was divorced.
Tracee Ellis Ross is dating Bu, and he’s not only still married he’s married like fifty ‘leven women.
Lynn Whitfield was all types of nekkid in The Josephine Baker Story.
I’ve seen Janets titty balls so many times I could draw them from memory.
Rick Fox is a mover, a shaker, and by all accounts a cheater.
The Penn State University Board of has fired head football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier.
For those of you who have been living under a rock, Joe knew that former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, raped a 10-year-old boy in the Penn State locker room. He says that he told his athletic director about it. However, he didn’t file a police report. For not doing enough about this heinous act, he’s been canned.
As far as Jerry goes, he’s been indicted on over 40 counts of sexual abuse against children.
Joe’s reaction to getting canned is, “Right now, I’m not the football coach, and that’s something I have to get used to.”
Thousands of Penn state rioted in response. Source
I am a HUGE advocate for chiuldrains right and I feel that all child molesters should meet a horrible fate that includes tourture and eventual death. Just my thoughts. AS far as this situation goes, I think that Joe is being used as a bit of a scapegoat. Should he have done more? Absolutely. However, he had to answer to Jerry for most of his career. I’m thinking that he was concerned abouttthe fate of his career and how he would take care of himself and his family in the event that he was fired for blowing the whistle.
With that said, if he could have prevented the loss of innocence for at least one child, I say it’s worth it.
There’s so much I could say about Fanny, but I don’t think I have the energy anymore. The one thing that I will say, however, is that I think that Antwaun is getting off easy here. He’s the one who was supposed to be in a committed relationship with his wife. He wrecked his own damn home.
We’ve previously reported not only that Fantasia is pregnant with her married boyfriend’s baby, but that she signed on to play Mahalia Jackson in a biopic. Well it looks like the producers of the movie are pissed at her. She apparently didn’t tell them she was pregnant until she was four months along.
One insider said, “She initially claimed she was putting on weight for the role”. The executive
producer had this to say: “The family thinks that if Fantasia plays the role, it’s going to sully the name of Mahalia. They think she’s got the wrong image, having a child out of wedlock.”
Filming has been pushed back until after she gives birth in December, which has raised the budget from $23 million to $27 million. The producers will find a replacement for her if she can’t shoot after New Years. Note, she’s due on December 27th and is currently on bed rest.
Kimsha Artest sat down with Hip Hollywood to clear up her absence on ‘Basketball Wives LA.
Some of the women that are on the show they are not wives and the majority of them are but they’re not conducting themselves as such. So I don’t want to be affiliated with shenanigans and drama. The back and forth is uncalled for, childish and that’s just not me.
On The Facebook Drama.
Anybody who read that could’ve known that, that was not me period. I’m not a Facebook person; I do have a Facebook but that’s not my name. Whoever it is can go kick rocks. All the negativity and comments, they can kick rocks too.
Are you going to go the legal route to find the imposter?
We’ll definitely find out who it is. I got a good idea but I ain’t gonna blow they up just yet.
Is there anything beef going on with Shaunie, Evelyn or anybody?
I don’t know Shaunie, I don’t know Evelyn. What beef? That’s fabricated through someone else.
Producers for the show have released a statement saying that Kimsha isn’t on the show because she stopped showing up for filming.
“When Kimsha Artest signed on to be in ‘Basketball Wives: LA,’ we were very excited to have her onboard. That is why we were confused and disheartened when after a limited number of days shooting she stopped showing up for filming. This is the sole and only reason Kimsha has not appeared on more episodes of the series. Her minimal coverage on the show was entirely her decision and not that of Shed Media, VH1 or Executive Producer Shaunie O’Neal.’Basketball Wives: LA’ continues to be a ratings success for VH1 every Monday night.”
I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been wondering since the pilot of ‘Basketball Wives LA’ where the hell Kimsha Artest has been. Well she after fans have bombarded her Facebook page with questions she decided to speak out about her absence from the show.
She initially said: “I’m getting asked a lot of questions. I ain’t got time for the bullsh*t. It is what the f*ck it is. Ya’ll need to take it to Ms Shaunie. I will keep my mouth zipped right now.
She later added, “i see they cut me off the show and left buckle a– b*tches. Shaunie oneal can kiss my a**, she kisses a** to that Evelyn b*tch and gets the b*tch who f*cked her husband and cut her a check but cant handle a real woman. FOH!” Source and Source
I don’t even know what a buckle ass bitch is but I’m pretty sure I need to use it on a daily basis.
We hear that Xtina may be getting X’d from ‘The Voice.’ She’s signed on for season #2 but sources say that producers want to kick her to the curb.
A source said, “She doesn’t spend time with her contestants like she’s supposed to. She doesn’t participate. She spends most of her time on the set with her boyfriend.”
She is apparently spending more time with her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, than with contestants.
Carson Daly, the host of the show, recently said he believes the show can go on with new judges. “This show is bigger than any of its coaches or the host. This show will live on in perpetuity with many a star in those chairs.” Source
I really liked the show. But I could totally do without Christina. Most times, whenever she opened her mouth she was annoying. I’m just sayin’…
Jada Pinkett is having a rough few weeks. First rumors swirl that she split with hier husband and that she’s cheating with co-star Marc Anthony. But we’ve just learned that her TNT show, ‘HawthoRNe.’ Has been cancelled.
Here’s the official story from TNT:
“TNT has decided not to order a fourth season of Hawthorne. TNT truly appreciates the tremendous dedication of everyone involved in Hawthorne. The series gave TNT the opportunity to work with many outstanding people, including Jada Pinkett Smith and the rest of the show’s talented cast, crew, producers and writers. We wish everyone involved with Hawthorne nothing but the best.” Source
I was under the impression that the show was doing fairly well. So I’m gonna assume that TNT decided they want nothing to do with this mess.
Actress Hilary Duff, who just announced her pregnancy, was dropped from the new “Bonnie and Clyde.” But don’t fret my pets, she’s not losing out completely. As part of a severance deak, she was cut a check for $100,000. Source
First of all, can I say that I love the whole idea of severance pay…you’re basically getting paid to go away. Second of all, that’s a pretty sweet check to get all for getting knocked up and being unable to do your job. Fab!
So we’ve been hearing that Stacey Dash was fired from ‘Single Ladies’ for a minute now. And many people are saying that it’s her cast mate, LisaRaye, that’s behind it. Well LisaRaye, as well as series creator, Stacy Littlejohn, have taken to the internet to sepak out.
LisaRaye said, “As everyone know I am in Italy vacationing. I was just made aware of the lies that are being spread by blogs that like to create false stories. I was not even aware that Stacy Dash had been fired from Single Ladies. Furthermore if she has been fired that is a network decision. I don’t have the power to get her fired nor do I have any beef with her. Now im going to go continue enjoying my vacation!”
Stacy Littlejohn added, “LisaRaye is a very strong woman and we love her, but she does not have that kind of power, nor at any time did she seek to influence any casting decisions. Furthermore, no cast member of Single Ladies has the power to get another cast member fired. the 6th grade back-stabbing that LisaRaye’s being accused of is completely the creation of uninformed, instigating internet gossip. Please don’t buy into it. Let’s just celebrate that we have a Season 2 coming!!!!” Source
I love that she said Diamond don’t have that kinda pull…yea, I didn’t think so.
Flav has shut down his chicken shack after being open just 4 months. He was unhappy with the management of the chain and when he visited the restaurant on April 2nd, said, “Let me be straight up with you. I found potato salad that expired on 28 February and it’s then when I realised I can’t do business there and I really hope no one ate those potatoes”. The restaurant is now closing down, with the rapper pulling his name from the franchise. The 52-year-old added, “I have to do whatever is possible for me to save my name and that’s to shut the business down. Nick Cimino isn’t running the business right”. The store’s manager Cimino has responded to the allegations, telling Wqad that Flav is “a fraud” and adding, “He wants to become a millionaire off my dime, off my ideas. I started this. I put together everything from the menu to the colour of the building to the sign”.
He still plans to open up a new restaurant in Vegas. Source
John Galliano has been fired from his own label. Dior owns 91% of the label and have decided to let him go.
“Designer John Galliano has been let go from his namesake company.
“It is understood the in-house design team at John Galliano, which shares members with Dior’s, will be charged with producing collections at a house prized for bias-cut dresses, newspaper prints and retro-tinged tailoring. A pre-spring collection is already said to be in the works.” Source
This isn’t a surprise. John was fired from Dior earlier this year after being arrested for spewing drunken racist comments at patrons of a restaurant he was eating at.
Makeup artist Rebecca Bussert worked for Tameka Foster as a manager for her Estella Boutique and she says it was a nightmare.
In an open letter she wrote: “I have observed some ridiculous things during my time working for you, Ms. Foster-Raymond, and I am glad to say that I will no longer work for such a farce as you. I have seen you ridicule potential workers such as Mr. Phil Plunkett, who gave you an estimate for shoe cabinets. After you lauded his work and said that this job would be beneath him, yet you called him to come in and do an estimate, you said that his estimate was way too expensive, and that you could probably ask “the Mexicans down the street” to do the job.
“I have worked for you for just over a month, and after the first couple of days, I can see that the research I did before getting hired gave me ample warning about your character. I only wish I had heeded that research. That fact aside, I can also see that you have no idea how to operate a business or take ownership in it.
“As a new manager with no definite job description, you kept adding things to the list as Highest Priority even when I was working on plenty of other high priority things. I’m confident that if you assigned me a definite job description (or any other employee, for that matter), it would read: ‘You must do EVERYTHING right now, because I’m simply too busy being Tameka Foster Raymond to do any kind of WORK at my own store.’
“I am offended that you accused me of stealing, as you have done with so many others. I have a text message from Al Capers, who has worked off and on with you for many years, that reads, “She accuses everyone of stealing.” From the research that I did prior to working for you, I learned that you have in fact been arrested for petty theft in the past. Psychologically, you must think that everyone steals because you learned it at a young age. That is not the case. I wasn’t wearing your things around the store and subsequently bringing them home, as you had claimed that others did in the past—and as you did. I know the merchandise is YOURS…
Word is that Rihanna is about to get rid of Jay-Z as her manager because she feels she’ll get the shaft now that he’s managing Beyonce.
A source says, “Just days after Beyonce dumped her father Mathew Knowles as her manager, word on the street is that Rihanna is getting ready to dump her manager Jay-Z.
“Sources are saying that Rihanna has a lot to be worried about now that Beyonce is part of Jay’s Roc Nation.
The two divas will have to battle it out when it comes to endorsement deals, etc. and Rihanna’s people are concerned that there may be a conflict of interest for Jay, who will have to decide between his wife and Rihanna.” Source
Even though she’ll never get all the sweet endorsements or special treatment that Bey will if she stays, she definitely won’t get shit if she leaves. Play your position boo. Jigga won’t let you go hungry.
Beyonce and her dad Matthew Knowles have cut ties…in their business relationship that is. Matthew was Beyonce’s manager since the beginning of her career but that union is no more.
Beyonce said,“I’ve only parted ways with my father on a business level. He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me. I grew up watching both he and my mother [Tina Knowles] manage and own their own businesses. They were hard-working entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps.”
Matthew released a statement saying, “The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment. Currently, I am very focused on the tremendous investment that our record label has made in the gospel/inspirational genre of music and on our supremely talented roster of artists, including Trin-i-tee 5:7, Brian Courtney Wilson, Juanita Bynum, Micah Stampley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Pastor Rudy and others.
“Music World will continue its partnership with Sony with Destiny’s Child and UK female group From Above, as well as management. We will also continue to develop the Music World family of labels: Music World Country/Compadre, Music World Kids and Music World Music. In Music World’s repositioning it will not continue its label/management role with C But after he betrayed Columbia/Sony artist Tiffany Evans.
“Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success.” Source
Say what you will about Matthew, but he’s been a pit bull in the name of her success and overall she’s been better for it. Unfortunately he had to go and cheat on her mama and make a baby from it. So there was no way their relationship could come back from that.
Jose Canseco was supposed to appear at a boxing match in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida recently. But he didn’t show and decided to send his twin brother Ozzie in his place. The promoters from Celebrity Boxing realized it wasn’t really him about 30 minutes before the show.
“We discovered the Canseco who showed up was Ozzie when he took off his shirt and didn’t have José’s tattoos on the biceps that appear in our advertising,” a Celebrity Boxing rep told the paper.
“We made him a transfer of $5,000 when we agreed on the fight,” the source said. “Hours before the fight Saturday, we issued a check for the remaining $5,000 in the name of José Canseco, and we delivered it to whom we thought was José Canseco. He declined it and asked that the check be made out to cash, which we did.
“When we discovered that the person to whom we had given the rest of the money was not José, but Ozzie, we asked him to return the check, but he refused to do it. We will go to the bank on Monday and put a stop-payment on it.”
Ozzie didn’t fight and was escorted out by police.
Jose tweeted: “Be very careful with Damon feldman who runs celebrity boxing, he will not pay you if you fight for him.”
Damon said, “I’ve worked with him before. Except now I’ve got to look back at the pictures at the time and look if I ever really met Jose Canseco.” Source
Jose shoulda just kept his mouth shut. NO WORK=NO PAY! Since he didn’t actually show up, how can he expect to get paid. Dumb.
DJ Tom Joyner hosts the annual Fantastic Voyage Cruise every year and he announced that rapper Foxy Brown had to be ousted from said cruise.
Well Foxy is fighting back denying the rumor.
She tweeted: “SO I’m up packing my Luby’s and Kirkwoods to meet my pumpkin Shyne in Belize for a lil’ vacay…..and I get a call that Tom joyner is on the radio disrespecting me….again! OKAY NOW MR. JOYNER, your old enough to be my grandfather which is why I let your distasteful comments in our interview go without putting you in your place. Obviously, you equated my silence with weakness. My maturation with passivity. Grandpa you need to learn some respect, I’m the wrong one to romp wit you will get checked!!
“Lying ass! It was absolutely nothing but LUV from my arrival to the day I left. Hugs from Monie Love and kisses from Dougie Fresh….I tore the stage down! That’s the thanks I get?? U wait til’ I leave the ship and then 2 days later your on the air saying negative shit!” Source
So who do you believe, Tom or Foxy? Is she a hot mess or is she being attacked from every direction?
Michaele Salahi, of the Real Housewives of D.C. was set to join the cast of Celebrity Rehab, but has been dropped from the line up.
VH1 released a statement saying, “The treatment program that Celebrity Rehab documents is intended for individuals with serious substance abuse and addiction issues. Prior to the taping of the current season, producers were advised that Michaele Salahi met the criteria to be treated in this setting. However, professional assessments spanning from that time to the present, found that she did not meet such criteria.As a result, she is no longer participating in the program.”
“She was really leaning on Dr. Drew, who is a respected doctor to get her through some of the issues after the White House, when she went to Congress, when she went into relapse with her multiple sclerosis,” Tareq Salahi told Radar.
“My wife takes her health situation very seriously, she has a real diagnosis of multiple sclerosis,” he continued. “You know, we can show you a bunch of emails about what they wanted her to pretend to be, therefore, but that’s going to come out later on with one of the major networks.” Source
Uh, the show is about addiction. Ergo, you need an actual addiction to be on it. What’s so hard to understand about that?
We’ve been hearing rumors that Bow Wow was dropped from Cash Money Records. And even though the was dropped from the label’s website he continues to rep them.
In a recent interview with he was asked…
TWU: So, you recently signed with Cash Money Records. How has the whole experience with the label been for you so far?
Bow Wow: It’s been lovely. It’s been one of the best situations I’ve ever been in, just being over here with Birdman and Wayne and the whole family: DJ Khalid, Drizzy, Nicki, Tyga, Lil Twist the whole nine yards. It’s just fun when you have that many people around you. A lot of people would think it would be chaotic or there would be ego problems, but there are not. Everybody is a hard worker and all that does it make the next artist work even harder, which makes it harder for our competition, people can’t complete with what we’re doing. We’re leading the pack right now.
TWU: So how do you fit in to the whole YMCMB family? You’ve got Young Money and Cash Money, so are you signed to just Cash Money or both?
Bow Wow: I’m Cash Money, but you know we’re all under the same umbrella. It’s all the same thing we screaming out, ‘YMCMB.’ We’re all under one umbrella and that’s what it is, we all fit together well because we’re all so different. Nicki is the first female rapper on the label, Drake is the new artist and you’ve got Wayne, he’s a rock star. Then myself, I’m like the triple threat. I do the movies; I do the music, so we all contribute off of each other. I can open up doors in Hollywood for my team mates and just try to make things easier for them. Nicki wants to do movies; she was supposed to be in ‘Lottery Ticket’, a lot of people didn’t know that. She actually auditioned; I set it up and everything. So that’s just the power that I have, that’s what I can do, so it’s really all about just helping each other.
That’s it. It’s over for Charlie Sheen, at least as far as CBS is concerned. He’s been officially fired from ‘Two and a Half Men.”
Bosses at Warner Brothers sent his lawyers an 11 page letter explaining the termination.
It reads in part, “Your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill.”
As for why Charlie got fired, the letter says there is a clause in his contract saying they can fire a performer who commits “a felony offense involving moral turpitude.”
The letter says, “There is ample evidence supporting Warner Bros. reasonable good faith opinion that Mr. Sheen has committed felony offenses involving moral turpitude (including but not limited to furnishing of cocaine to others as part of the self-destructive lifestyle he has described publicly) that have ‘interfere[d] with his ability to fully and completely render all material services required’ under the agreement.” Source
I think everyone but CBS is winning here. Charlie is definitely winning because another net will surely take the chance on hiring such an unstable person if it means ratings for them. The public wins because we get to watch the crazy train roll on. CBS, however, loses their biggest cash cow. I don’t think CSI is gonna pull them out of this mess.
Fashion designer, John Galliano, came under fire for a 2010 video that was leaked yesterday showed him saying ‘I love Hitler.”
In response, Actress Natalie Portman, who is the face of Miss Dior Cherie, said, “In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish. I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way.” The “Black Swan” star is the face of the Miss Dior Cherie fragrance.
In the video John can be seen saying to people at a neighboring table, “People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be … gassed and … dead.”
Well Dior has taken a stand and fired his ass.
“In light of the deeply offensive statements and conduct by John Galliano [in that video], Christian Dior has commenced termination procedures against him,” the company said in a statement by Chief Executive Sidney Toledano: “We unequivocally condemn the statements made by John Galliano which are in total contradiction to the longstanding core values of Christian Dior.”
John had been suspended just last week after being questioned by police in Paris for allegedly making anti-Semitic and anti-Asian statements to a woman and man in Paris’ La Perle restaurant and threatening to kill the man.
CBS has finally thrown in the towel with Charlie sheen and is shutting down productin for ‘Two and a Half Men.’
Charlie is calling the network crazy and said that he plans to make a move to HBO for a show called Sheen’s Corner where he could earn up to $5 million an episode.
He said, “I’m close to securing a deal with HBO for a 10 show guarantee.
“It will be epic, all types of guests and we will focus on the truth and the absurd!”
CBS and Warner Bros. released a statement, saying: “Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two And A Half Men for the remainder of the season.”
In an open letter to his fans, Sheen also wrote:
What does this say about Haim Levine after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows … I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can’t handle my power and can’t handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words — imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists. I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong.
Remember these are my people … not yours…we will continue on together… Source
He’s an addict and probably nuts on top of it. But people will continue to pay him and we weill continue to watch because that’s the kinda sick bastards we are. I’m preemptively sending out my condolences. If he keeps riding this runaway train it won’t be long before he crashes.
Dancer and one of the stars of ‘Basketball Wives’, Royce Reed, may soon be out of a job. Due to a 2009 gag order that Royce’s baby daddy, Dwight Howard, had placed on her, she cannot speak publically about him. This inhibits her participation in the show and so she’s been labeled as boring.
Royce isn’t worried about producers replacing her though. She says, “If they are indeed searching for a replacement for me it is what it is. It all seems petty and immature to me” Source
It seems like business to me. Butwhatevs. I like Royce on the show…mostly because no one else in the cast does.
We hear that Ciara may have been dropped from her Jive Record label because of her poor album sales from her fourth studio album ‘Basic Instinct.
She was to release a single called “Turn It Up” featuring Usher on March 8th but the record has been pulled.
Insiders say the singer is a drain on label resources because she does not know her artistry and is unable to pin down a unique sound. One insider said that “the label would rather invest in someone like Chris Brown who is proving successful on multiple formats”…Ciara and Jive executives are said to have reached mutual terms to end their partnership, effective immediately. Source
Woow! Poor CiCi. I feel bad for her. Is it her marketing team or do we just not really care? Thoughts?
Wade Phillips, Coach of the Dallas Cowboys has been axed after America’s team fell to a 1-7 record last Sunday.
“The decision has been made to move forward with a new person in the head coaching position for the Dallas Cowboys,” team owner Jerry Jones said during a Monday press conference.
Jerry previously stated that Wade would finish out the season. But that obviously didn’t happen.
He said, “Making an in-season coaching change is something we’re not known for, and I was reluctant to consider it until this week,” Jones said. “But at this time the best interest of the organization and fans is to make a coaching change.”
Wade’s replacement for the final 8 games of the season is offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Source
Womp, womp. Unless Garrett knows some type of black magic, there’s no way he can salvage what’s left of the season.
Damn, Randy Moss can’t keep a job. He just joined the Vikings after they traded a third round draft pick to the Patriots for him. Now he’s been waved.
Yesterday Brad Childress made the announcement that Randy “is no longer with us.” Linebacker Ben Larber said the team wasn’t told why. He said, “No reason, really, [he] just wanted to give everybody a heads-up and say this is what’s going on, and that’s it. He didn’t really dive into any details, and just said that’s what we’re going to go with.”
“Randy is very sad to find out about being waived by the Vikings this morning,” Joel Segal, wrote in an e-mail to the Star Tribune. “He has and always will remain fond of the fans in Minnesota. We will let the process of the waiver wire take its course and we will move on from there.” Source
Aye, aye, aye…well I hope he gets a gig quick cus he’s got four mouths to feed.
Mercedes Nelson, ex-girlfirned of Dallas Cowboys running back, Marion Barber, was on the show “Football Wives.” However, she was mysteriously absent from the show’s premiere. Why?
Well Mercedes was asked to leave the show after she threw a bunch of stuff at her cast mate, Chanita Foster, during taping. Producers had to shut down production, and allegedly came to an agreement that the show just “wasn’t for her.”
VH1 says she wasn’t asked to leave, explaining, “She only ended up being in a few episodes due to story lines.” Source
I believe the fight WILL be shown on the show. Can’t wait for that to air!
Rihanna is changing her management team. She’ll have Jay-Z’s Roc nation managing her as she readies to drop her new album, Loud, on November 16th. In addition she’s forming a company called Rihanna Entertainment that will combine all of her ventures (fashion, book, film, music and fragrance._
In an interview with the Associated Press, she said she’s “so excited to take this next step in [her] career.” Source
Makin’ moves I see. Sticking with Jay is ALWAYS a good idea.
Nicki Minaj has dropped Diddy apparently. She released a statement along with Young Money that they will no longer be using him as a manager.
Young Money’s Statement:
Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown breakout superstar NICKI MINAJ has decided to dismiss rap mogul, Sean “P diddy Combs” as her music manager and has recently signed a new deal with MEGA MANAGER, BENNY MEDINA, whose current and past clients include Multi Grammy Award winning recording artist, MARIAH CAREY, GWEN STEFANI, BRANDY, AND MORE.
“By now, everyone should now that I am really strict when it comes to my representation. I had sympathy for Sean however I feel as if I haven’t gotten the guidance the manager is supposed to give his client. Personally, I feel like I’m being managed by mother. Even if you play the smallest role on my team, I wish to see progress. I’d like to thank him for everything he has done for me; for taking me under his wing. I wish him the best with repping Rick. But now that my album is about to drop, its time to get serious and stop playing games. If I could turn back time…I wouldn’t have made the decision to let Troy go.” Source
Damn but did she rally have to play Pappa Ditty Pop out like that?
It’s official, Daneille Staub will not be returning to the ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ next season.
Andy Cohen, who hosted the reunion show posted a blog that read, “The reunion was Danielle’s last appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women.”
Danielle commented saying, “I’m way too good for this. They have used me about as much as I can be used.
“I think it’s time for me to move on and upward,” she told Us Magazine. “I don’t see any interest for me to be attacked like that.”
Danielle’s not skipping a beat though she said that she wants to branch off. “I want my own show,” she said.
“I want to be me now. Not me according to other people. Me…a spin-off is absolutely, positively where I’m going.”
She feels that a spin-off would allow “my kids to be seen for the wonderful children that they are. I want to be shown as a mother, an artist, a supporter of my charities and the foundations that I’m passionate about. I want to use my platform to speak about the things that I love in my life.” Source
This show is nothing without Danielle. Bringing Kim G and Kim D into the mix might keep it afloat for a few episodes but I can’t deal with their brand of crazy. They’re annoying-crazy. Danielle is pathological-psychopathic-prostitution whore-engaged 19 fucking times-bat shit-crazy…that’s my kinda crazy and she will be missed.
DJ Jazzy Jeff was cut off by club owners mid-set druing a DJ AM Tribute. He was at Surrender in Vegas and the management was apparently “unhappy” with the music he was playing so the pulled him mid set.
He later tweeted, saying “Funny when people r having a good time but management isn’t..can u say…The Right Party at the Wrong Place…F*** it…AM Lives.” Source
Jeff is just tryin to make a damn living. Jeez, cut the guy some slack.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger has stepped down from her radio show after her n****r filled rant.
She told Larry King, “My contract is up for my radio show at the end of the year and I’ve made the decision not to do radio anymore. The reason is I want to regain my First Amendment rights.I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I’m sort of done with that.
“I’m not retiring, I’m not quitting, I feel energized actually. Stronger and freer to say the things that I believe need to be said for people in this country.”
That’s right Laura, you should be free to be as racist as you want! Actually, I wouldn’t even classify what she did as particularly racist (maybe only a little). But it was wildly inappropriate and she should at least understand the backlash. I mean c’mon son!
In ‘HawthoRNe ‘Jada also produces, she plays Chief Nursing Officer, Christina Hawthrone. When her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, who’s a nurse, told her that the show is horribly inaccurate, Jada fired all the technical consultants.
Jada says, “She (her mom) did quite a bit (of criticizing) last year (09), which is why I got a new technical team this year… Last year she was really on top of it and I’m very thankful because there were a lot of things she was making me aware of that I don’t think I would’ve been if she hadn’t been (there).
“Things like how we put the cap back on the needle, or how we inject the needle, or how we resuscitate. (It’s) very specific and we got a lot of nurses last year emailing and saying, ‘We like the show but you’re not really doing this and this.’ At the end of the season I had a six-page email (from her mum). But this year she helped make a much better show, so kudos to her.” Source
I’m glad. Because I’d watch the show with my mom, who’s been a nurse for over thirty years and she’d be like, “That, that just happened right there…yea, that would never happen.”
Alicia Keys and her manager, Jeff Robinson, have decided to go their separate ways. Jeff has been with Alicia since she was a teenager. He released a statement saying that they have “modified the structure of their business relationship.”
Here’s the official press release:
“Jeff Robinson, CEO of MBK Entertainment Inc., and 12 Time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys have decided to modify the structure of their business relationship. Robinson and Keys will continue to collaborate on future albums together through MBK/J Records while Alicia will oversee other aspects of her career.
“MBK Entertainment Inc. has been the management firm for Alicia Keys since she was a teenager-guiding all aspects of her career, including world renowned multi platinum award winning album, films, and branding opportunities. Keys and Robinson have mutually and amicably agreed to pursue other opportunities.
“This decision will allow Alicia more control over all aspects of her career from singing and songwriting, to leading many business ventures and social causes. Keys’ company, AK Worldwide, will now have responsibility and oversight for Alicia’s touring, endorsements, sponsorships, licensing, new business development, television and film ventures.
“MBK, a multifaceted entertainment company with a film, television, publishing and independent marketing divisions, will continue to focus on developing the careers of new, young talented artists such as Elle Varner and Gabi Wilson, who are both signed to MBK Entertainment. The company will also delve deeper into the gospel music format with their newly formed Glory to Glory Records.
“Keys and Robinson have mutually and amicably agreed to pursue other opportunities.” Source
Sooooo, she fired him then? Cus that’s what it sounds like to me.
Tiki Barber is claiming that he’s broke and that’s the reason why he doesn’t want to give his soon-to-be ex, Ginny, all the dough she’s asking for.
He lost his $300K contract with NBC so he’s hurting for cash. One source said, “The show didn’t want to be seen to end their deal with Tiki over the divorce, but there was a morality clause [in his contract], which said that any scandals that could affect his standing with viewers could end his deal.” Source
Well, had he not been such a nasty dirty rat bastard, he wouldn’t be in this situation. Get his ass Ginny!
Diddy opened up to XXL Magazine to talk about how he deals with his staff. This is how he handed one of his assistants that was complaining:
“He was like, ‘I’m tired, I can’t do it no more.’ Instead of being compassionate, I said, ‘You know what rhymes with tired?’ That’s the savage in me.”
He said he’s trying to change his ways.
He added, “People were getting turned off by my success. It was all champagne, bad chicks, winning all the time. Who wants to see that? I think a lot of artists who get that power go through that storm of self-destruction, and they learn to become better people. It was a lesson that I learned.” Source
After starring in two installments of Transformers, Megan Fox is a no go for the third movie.
She and director Michael Bay clearly don’t care for each other and even though they’ve gone back in forth in the press he said he was excited to work with heron Transformers 3. He made the following announcement on his blog (MichaelBay.com): “P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep.”
But she’s not coming back. Her rep said, “It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best.
She’s not hurting for work though. She has three films set to come out this year. Source
Whether Megan’s in the movie or not I probably won’t be seeing it. The first one was good. The second one was racist. No need to waste my time on a third.
If some of you recall, Kelly Rowland along with Isaac Mizrahi hosted and judged a “Project Runway”-esque show called the fashion show. Well the show will be back for its second season on Bravo, but Kelly will not. She’s being replaced by Iman.
Iman said, “I am so excited to be joining the Bravo team and to be working again with Isaac Mizrahi, my close friend of many, many years. I am also looking forward to all of the behind-the-scenes excitement and drama that is generated through the creative process of these undiscovered fashion designers.” Source
Kelly was fine on the show. But I don’t really see her as a fashionista (sowwy). So I’m thinking that Queen Iman will be a better fit.
Brit has reportedly fired her boyfriend/agent Jason Trawick.
The two “have decided to end their professional relationship and focus on their personal relationship,” her rep tells PEOPLE. “Since wrapping her recent world tour, Spears has been busy in the studio working on her next album.” Source
Ultimate Fighting champ Kimbo Slice has been canned from the UFC after losing to newcomer Matt Mitrione this past weekend.
“That’s probably Kimbo’s last fight in the UFC,” UFC pres Dana White said. “Listen, Kimbo made it farther than I thought he would.”
Kimbo started fighting professionally after his street fights made him a YouTube sensation.
“He took things serious, trained and went after it,” Dana said. “His first fight wasn’t the YouTube fights you saw. He won that fight [against Houston Alexander on the TUF 10 finale]. He deserved another fight in the UFC and he lost. Got nothing but respect for Kimbo and I like him as a person. And I think he’s carried himself really well.”
When asked about the “probably” in his original Kimbo quote, White then said “definitively” that Slice was gone.
“I’m sorry I let y’all down.. Im ok just dissapointed,” Kimbo tweeted (@KimboSlice). “Thnkxx again for all y’all supporting me.. It gives me motivation to move forward..rough morning though.” Source
Wait, Kimbo has a Twitter account? Like his giant ape/monster fingers can actually type…better yet he can read and write?! This is where the real story is friends.
And the hits keep coming. LT was recently arrested for rape and patronizing a prostitute. Now he’s been dropped by Nutricsystem. He’d scored an indorsement with the weight loss progam and they decided to say peace out.
Nutrisystems says, “Based on the severity of these allegations, Nutrisystem has made the decision to sever our relationship with Mr. Taylor effective immediately,” Source
LT’s no angel, and I’m sure he was definitely down to bang a prostitute. But we don’t know if he’s guilty or not…not yet anyway. Sucks that Nutrisystem bailed so fast.
Amelia Negron, a prison guard at Rikers was recently let go after allegedly sneaking into an unauthorized unit where Lil’ Wayne is being held.
She says, “I don’t even like rap. I like rock and alternative music and didn’t know much about him when they said I tried to see him. None of it’s true. The door to the area was unlocked, and so I went in to say hello, and that officer said, ‘Hey, you can’t be here. We’ve got a celeb here.’ I said, ‘Okay, no problem,’ turned around and left. (I) did nothing wrong, but (I was) threatened with criminal charges, transfers, suspensions.”
Amelia plans to file a suit claiming discrimination and harassment. Source
Damn shame. Even if she did wanna say hey, did they have to can her?