The last event was a killer! We networked, exchanged info, sampled the sauce and shook a tail feather. I hope we can do that again, and maybe we’ll see some new faces this time. Fingers crossed. Hope to see you there!
This time we’re going to be at Tillman’s Bar & Lounge. There’s no cover but there’s a two drink minimum. The drinks range between $8-$12. But if I recall correctly, all you need are two drinks because their mixed drinks are magically delicious…and strong.
***This event is sponsored and planned in conjunction with Pabvon Carter of RSVP with Pabvon and Sheri Ferdinand of Ramenberry. Start Time: 6:00 Date: 2009-10-30 End Time: 09:00
106 & Park Host, Rocsi Diaz, sat down with HoneyMag and talked about her battle with an eating disorder and hardships being a Latina on BET.
Peep what she had to say:
“I think a lot of these Web sites need a story. They need to find somebody to pick on, and I just so happen to be one of those girls. I’ve always had that coming up against Free on a black network and not being black.”
“With men in my life, I’ve always made good choices. I would love to think that. It’s just really hard to trust people, and that’s just coming from not knowing everybody’s intentions,” Rocsi says.
“It hurts when my brothers call me,” Rocsi says. “I mean it’s real bad when it gets to the point where everything’s so unbearable. You really got to have that strength, because if I didn’t have that strength in me, I would kill myself. There are some days when I’m like ‘How bad do I want to kill myself right now? What is the point of going on when so many people despise me or hate what I do?’”
“I got where I’m at because of my work,” Rocsi insists. “I never had to lay on my back to get where I was. I come from a Latino background where family and the way we were brought up was very important. That’s how we conducted ourselves as ladies. And that’s a very important thing to my family, so yeah, when these blogs come out and they start talking shit — you’re messing with what my parents instilled in me. And I know it isn’t true. But I’m glad I have great family members who know that I wasn’t brought up that way, to not be blinded by this industry.” Source
Interesting…I must also add that the staff was instructed to not breech the topic of her alleged relationship with LisaRaye’s ex Michael Misick.
50 Cent says the recession has hit him hard just like us regular Joes. He told The London Telegraph, “The credit crunch has hit rap. I buy diamonds on a very regular basis, but now I am selling my old stuff before I get something enw. These are times when you learn about the value of money. If you don’t lose money in this recession, it means you didn’t have enough to start off with. Sure I lost a few million, but that’s because I have so much. This is a time that will sort out the strong from the weak.
He added, “Any businessman who wants a piece of the future should learn from me. Obama is great. If he wants me as his financial adviser that would be cool.” Source
I hear ya brother. I used to sleep on a bed of hundred dollar bills and throw away my money mattress once a month to get a new one. Now I recycle it and use the money for toilet paper or to burn in any one of the 15 fireplaces in my French chateau. It saves money AND its great for the environment. Go green!
Kate Gosselin says that she has sworn off dating. She told Ellen on her talk show,
“I’m not thinking about [dating] but the thought has crossed my mind at some point [that] it’s going to be scrutinized. Let’s not talk about it.”
She added that she wouldn’t want to subject any potential suitors to “the 18 cars [of paparazzi] that follow me around.” Source
Maybe she should also think about how her kids would feel about it…just a thought.
The much anticipated ‘This is It’ documentary about Michael Jackson’s last days preparing for his farewell tour just came out and it grossed $2.2 million its first night of screenings. The distributor, Sony, calls the results ‘unprecedented.’ Source
Yea, I liked Mike well enough. But nothing would make me want to battle his crazed fans and crowed theaters to go out and see it. I’ll have to catch it on Netflix.
Beyonce recently had to cancel her concert in Malaysia after the country’s Islamic leaders protested. Now she’s been shut out of Egypt. Their Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t feel she should perform there for her scheduled concert on Nov. 6th. Source
I don’t see what they have any issues with. When she’s grinding her push box into the stage she makes sure its covered with dance tights. Classy!
Diddy was recently spotted vacationing in Brazil and many were wondering who he was with. Well the above picture answers the question. He recently bought his ex Kim a Bentley for her birthday. So it looks like they’re back on. Source
Tameka Foster told People that she had no idea she was getting divorced…that is until she found out reading gossip blogs. She says her family and friends were calling to ask if she was OK. Finally someone explained that they had read about the divorce on the internet. Source
I find it hard to believe that she didn’t know SOMETHING was up.
Andre Agassi reveals in his new book ‘Open’ that he used crystal meth during the 90s. What’s more shocking and hella hilarious is that he wore a fake mullet wig. He said that he wore the hair piece to camouflage his receding hairline. Source
Hahahahahahahahaha! This has to be the funniest thing I’ve heard all week. Who does this?
DMX is going to be participating in a celebrity fight this December. He’ll be going up against boxer Eric Martinez.
He said, “We got a phone call, you know, asking if I wanted to participate in it. Yeah, why not?. I used to participate in…oh, nevermind. But yeah, I figured I could do it. I’m just going to walk in as it is, you know what I mean? It wouldn’t be fair if I trained.”
“I can fight for real though, so it is what it is.
“I have no idea [about my corner]…I haven’t even thought about that yet. [The entrance music, I] haven’t thought about that either….More than likely I’ll pick one of my own songs, [like] ‘What’s My Name.’”
In addition to the fight he’s also working on a new album to be out early next year.
The fight will be in Birmingham, Alabama and tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster.com. Source
I can’t WAIT until video of this fight comes out. I hope a prayer circle and lots of barking is involved. It wouldn’t be a real show without it
19-Year-old model, Jourdan Dunn (left), is preggers and due this December. She didn’t tel Teen Vogue that she was pregnant until after she, and model Chanel Iman did the above cover shoot for the mags November issue.
Folks see to have their panties all in a bunch because they feel like Teen Vogue is glorifying teen pregnancy.
This has forced the magazine to do some damage control.
The Editor-in-Chief, Amy Astley released a statement saying:
“Teen pregnancy is a difficult, real-life issue that Teen Vogue readers (with an average age of 18) are mature enough to be exposed to. Teen Vogue felt it was important to support, not punish, Jourdan Dunn, who contributed to a beautiful photo shoot and who will surely have an ongoing and successful career in fashion.”
But others don’t feel that way.
“Teen parenting isn’t glamorous, even if you are a teen model,” said Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Association.
“All I could think about was what my mom was going to say, my agency, my boyfriend. When I told my mom, she started crying and blaming herself. She got pregnant with me at the same age, and she said, ‘I don’t want you to have to go through what I did.’” Jourdan said. Source
I don’t think its a big deal. The purpose of the cover and interview inside really wasn’t to even talk about the pregnancy. The article was mostly about the friendship of the cover models. They’re not glorifying teen pregnancy…they’re just talking about it. I think that girls get into ‘trouble’ when they feel like they’re alone in certain situations, or if they can’t talk about it. Vilifying Jourdan or the magazine is just dumb.
Larry Johnson of the KC Chiefs has been suspended pending an investigation of his use of a gay slur he used on his Twitter account.
He apologized for using the F word saying to “all the kids who view athletes as role models. I was not a good role model yesterday and hopefully I can become a better role model. We all make mistakes, and the challenge is to learn from them. I will do my best to learn from this one as I move toward becoming a better person, teammate, and member of the Kansas City Chiefs team and community.”
“I regret my actions. The words were used by me in frustration, and they were not appropriate. I did not intend to offend anyone, but that is no excuse for what I said” he said through a spokesman.
Coach Haley refused to comment, saying, “I’m just not going to comment any further because there is some stuff going on.” Source
Larry is free to say and feel however he wants against my beloved queers. BUT since he’s a public figure he might want to keep those thoughts off his Twitter account since everyone and their mama has access to it. Dumb, just dumb.
Kiely Williams, formerly of 3LW and Cheetah Girls, is branching out on her own. She’s working on her solo alubm and has been taking acting classes. She’s already done with 5 of the 10 songs and has two acting projects on the way.
Here’s the sneak peek of her new song “Make Me a Drink”:
Public Enemy has partnered with SellaBand.com to have the fans to finance their next album. The group has already raised more than $50,000 in funding from 700 fans. This is a step to take independent music to a new level and give artists control over their music without any constraints.
Fans who support the group will receive exclusive content for their support. Public Enemy his hoping to raise at least $250K.
SellaBand CEO Johan Vosmeijer, stated, “Two weeks after their arrival, Public Enemy has become the first band in the history of SellaBand to go beyond $50,000. Once again Chuck D is leading the way and showing fellow artists of all levels that fan funding is a viable choice.” Source
I wanna be a star. Any of you willing to fund me? No?…No one? That’s fine! You can’t kill my dream!
80s Child star, Corey Feldman and his wife , Susannah, are calling it quits. Susannah filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.” The two have been married for 7 years and have a 5-year-old son, whom Susie is asking for child support. Source
Seven years is a long time in Hollyweird. So I guess they should be proud for making it that long.
Rapper Lil’ Jon won’t let us forget him. He’s signed on with Apple to promote the “Lil Jon: The Official Soundboard” application. The feature has sound bites of some of his signature phrases.
You can get the app for $0.99 in the app store.
You can hear Lil’ Jon say any of the following phrases:
1. Bend Over
2. Bia Bia
3. Do It All By Yourself
4. Get Low
6. I Dont Give A What
7. Ladies To The Dance Floor
8. Lets Do It
9. Lets Get It Crunk
11. Patron Tequila
12. Put Cha Hands Up
14. Snap Ya Fingas
15. Throw It Up
MaryKate and Ashley Olsen are going to launch a new junior line, Olsen boye at J.C.Penny. The line will be rolled out February of ’10. They’re also planning a huge ad initiative leading up to the launch including a teaser video that previews the collection, ad spots, print ads and a digital campaign, and even direct mail pieces. Source
They are the riches trolls to ever roam the earth. I ain’t hatin.
Chris Brown continues to profess his love for Rihanna. He recently tweeted: “I’M SORRY YALL. JUST HAD TO POST IT. (sic)”
“FOR THE FELLAS: showing emotion doesn’t make u weak… BEING HONEST MAKES U STRONG.”
With that he posted a video montage of him and Rihanna together set to the music of ‘The Way We Used to Be.’
Thanks for that Chris, but just in case you were wondering we didn’t forget you beat her up. Actually doing stuff like this only keeps that police photo of her in the forefront of my mind. His handlers must be on vacation.
Papa GaGa had open heart surgery last week. And his daughter plans to get a tattoo as a tribute to him.
She says, “I’m gonna get a tattoo for him this week; I’m gonna get a heart that says ‘Dad’ in it.
“I told him (father) I was gonna get it and he got all teary-eyed and he said, ‘Well, you’re running out of real estate, so don’t get it too big.’” Source
That’s er, sweet…I guess. But what I really want to know is if she went to visit her dad in oone of her infamous getups. Like, does she even own a pair of jeans?
Jay-Z will be performing “Empire State of Mind” alongside Alicia Keys at the World Series kick off tonight.
He says, “Thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.
“It’s about inspiration, it’s about hope – I think that’s what connects with people. The song connects outside of New York. Every night I play it, there’s a monster response, no matter if we’re in Providence (Rhode Island) or whenever.” Source
I hope security has been provided with a pic of Lil’ Llama.
Joe Jackson has been honored for being a stern father. Rev. Al Sharpton honored him with an award at the National Action Network in Harlem Saturday praising his parenting skills.
Al said, “The arrogance of [people] attacking a man for being a stern father. I wish we had more stern fathers – then we wouldn’t be shooting each other up.” Joe said of his award: “This feels great. I feel like I’m someone very special.” Source
Hmm, I don’t even know how to comment so I’ll channel my mama, Patty Boo, and say, “That no count frog lookin, ugly devil man, done struck again!”
Khloe and Lamar have shown the ultimate display of love. The two of them have gotten tattoos of each others initials. Source
I can respect their love but I have to weigh in and say that’s something I would NEVER do. I loves my boo, lawed knows I does, but I would neva get a tattoo of his name, initials or face any where on my body. No, never, nada, and no.
Nadya Suleman says that she’s lost 145lbs without any surgery. Since giving birth she says that she lost 40lbs of baby weight with the birth alone.
She says, “I topped 270 pounds while pregnant. I was eating everything in sight.” But she says that she has a strict dite and eats five protein packed meals a dai that normally consist of “anything the kids are eating. As long as it’s nutritious, it’s good to eat.”
“Even my Ob-Gyn is astounded at how I’ve snapped back. And she knows I haven’t had anything done!”Source
Um, yea, I mean, I can see her dropping about half of that on her own but I want to see that belly. I’m sure she’s got quite a show going on under her Spanx.
Angela Simmons took to her blog to vent about people not respecting her interracial relationship. She writes:
I am a lil surprised at the number of people that seem to disapprove of the relationship with my boyfriend. I find this reality to be kind of hard to accept. There are times when I notice people giving us long hard stares and those stares are usually from my own people! Honestly, I wish everyone could benefit from the beauty that can come from experiences that happen outside of your own comfort zone. Give it a shot and you can learn so much from a person you never thought you’d talk to or have something in common with. Sometimes society makes it hard for us to be comfortable enough in our own skin to embrace others who are different. Source
Welcome to the U. S. of A. miss Angela. It’s an unfortunate truth that things aren’t as tolerant as we would like them to be. Don’t address the racist haters…it’s not worth it.
Rapper The Game now wants to be known simply as ‘Game.’ And in addition to a new name, he also has some new music coming out. ‘The R.E.D. Album is slated for a December release and the first single will be ‘Crazy.’
On the album he’s got Akon, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy and more. Source
I could care less. I only share these things because some of you might give a crap.
Mayumi Heene, Balloon Boy’s mama, admitted to the police that the entire thing was planned two weeks prior and was a publicity stunt to land a reality show. The police then got a search warrant to search the Heene home. Source
What a waste. Those kids are going to need lots of therapy.
UK singer Leona Lewis feels the need to defend her choice to be with Lou Al-Chamaa…a mechanic. The two have been together since she was 17 and she recently got a tattoo in honor of him.
She says, “This is real life, it isn’t make believe. For people to think that you should leave someone because, all of a sudden, you’re a singer and you have opportunities. I feel very sorry for them.
“All my friends I’ve known since I was really little. It’s not that I don’t let new people in, but I do feel safe with people that really know me, who know who I am.” Source
Good for her for sticking with her blue collar man. Let’s hope she can avoid the trappings of Hollywood to stick with him for a lot longer.
H-Town and Jodeci teamed up to create “Knockin’ Your Heels Off.” If you ask me everyone either looks cracked out or bloated beyond recognition…But hey, at least they’re working. Enjoy and weigh in, in the comments section. Source
There are no satanic messages in the music. Maybe if we did a remake of ‘Promise Ring’ (Tiffany’s hit single), then Rihanna wouldn’t be a devil worshipper. People are so closed minded. The song is not literal. Like most provocative art, its symbolism. Grow up. I’m never going to defend my art. I create it and then it’s out of my hands. So reviews don’t hurt me, but Tiffany’s unrealistic take on the song really urked me because idiots breed idiots. Bottom line, she is in the music business so she understands that the song is not indicative of the artist views, but rather, it’s the brainchild and vision of the songwriter and producer. With that being said, to use that song as a shining example of devil worship in the music business, you are saying that Ne-yo and Chuck Harmony are devil worshippers. Thats stupid!! That’s beyond stupid it’s immature. Artist should understand art. So with Tiffany Evans rant, I can safely say that the title artist should not be part of her bio.
Ne-Yo also explained the record. He said:
I’m listening to the track, and all I can see is Rihanna and some random person sitting across from each other at the table with a gun sitting in the middle of the table and playing Russian roulette. And I just started thinking, ‘What would go through your mind if you was in that situation?’ It just all started coming together, and Rihanna has never been one to be afraid to take a chance, especially with me. She’s always game to do something a little different. I played it for her, and she loved it — went in and knocked it out. The rest is history.”
“It’s definitely dark, but if you think about it, ‘Thriller’ was dark, but it’s one of the biggest-selling records of all time. Nobody’s really going out to play Russian roulette or thinking about killing themselves or nothing like that. It was just an interesting topic over a crazy beat, and who better to pull that off than somebody like Rihanna?” Source
I must say that this is the very first time I’ve heard anyone in the industry respond to these rumors and they’ve been going on for a while. Their responses are interesting. But I would love to hear from all of the other celebs named in the ‘Illuminati’ conspiracy theory. Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye, Lady Gaga, Nas, Madonna…anyone want to stand up?
No Angel…Honey I wasn’t talking to you. But I’m sure that everyone appreciates your support.
Kanye West is getting a break from the L.A. Courts. The case involving him and a paparazzo at LAX has been dismissed.
The charges of battery, grand theft and vandalism are all a thing of the past. Kanye has agreed to go to anger management counseling and has already competed 12 one-hour sessions.
“Kanye took the charges very seriously [and] responded appropriately by getting counseling to figure out why this happened,” Berk told MTV News on Friday after the dismissal. “And the court appropriately agreed to dismiss all charges … this was the outcome that was appropriate given the facts of this case.” Berk noted that because of the dismissal, the incident will not show up on West’s permanent record. Source
I wonder who the quack was that worked with him on his anger issues because SOMETHING is obviously still wrong with him.
Miley Ray Cyrus’ little sister Noah, went to a Halloween party this weekend at Jamie Lee Curtis’ house dressed like this. I don’t even now what her costume is supposed to be but what I do know is that it’s absolutely in appropriate for a 9-year-old girl. Source
What are your thoughts? Would you let your tween out of the house looking like this?
Word on the street is that Usher may be trying to get at Rihanna. According to the National Equirer, “Usher has been making moves on Rihanna and she seems to like him a lot. He calls her at least twice a day and they text all the time — he tells her how beautiful she is and that he can’t wait to show her how a woman is supposed to be treated. Usher even sends Rihanna flowers and includes a cute little quote or song-lyric message.”
“Even though they are very interested in each other, Rihanna refuses to be seen in the public with him in a romantic setting until his divorce is final because she doesn’t want any drama with Tameka,”the snitch adds.
Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown, is trying to get British politicians to help people on welfare through a new reality series. In the show “Seven Days on the Breadline” she leaves her mansion to live with an unemployed single mother of five.
She says, “I hadn’t been told anything about the family I would be looking after or the state of the house I would be living in. It was only when I arrived that I realized it had damp rising up the walls, was infested by mice, and was, frankly, horribly unkempt.
“The house was home to unemployed Elaine Henry and my task involved looking after her five children – aged six, eight, 12, 16 and 18 – all on a budget of £264 in benefits.”
She says that the family wasn’t lazy. But was, however, too depressed to make an effort to change their situation.
She adds, “I hope the show will make people think twice about people on benefits, rather than calling them lazy moneygrabbers… On the whole I think the majority could be encouraged to do a bit more if the government would step in.
“If you do not give people a way out, educate them, provide them with somewhere to live, and a community centre for them to visit and be stimulated, then how can you expect them to have the urge to get up and do anything with their lives?” Source
I hope she’s doing this for completely altruistic reasons and not for publicity.
Brad Pitt came out unscathed from a motorcycle accident this weekend. He was in L.A. When he lost control of his bike while trying to menuvore between cars. He hit a parked vehicle with his handlebars then was flung to the ground trying to avoid hitting another car at a red light. Source
Well I’m glad no one was hurt. But am I the only one annoyed by bikers who weave in and out of traffic while the rest of us have to grin and bare it? Brewer’s Aunt Marlene aka The Bear Tamer, once saw a biker literally explode while trying to avoid traffic. The fool ended up smacking straight into an oil tanker and his bits were spread all over the NJ Turnpike. I hope Brad has learned his lesson and will just wait for the GOD DAMNED LIGHT next time.
Producer Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins recently sat down with MTV to talk aobut Janet Jackson’s upcoming album. Here’s what he had to say:
Janet is like my sister now. We definitely have this incredible chemistry, this bond — I think we musically connect, crazily. I knew it — it’s funny ’cause I predicted this. Five years ago, people used to ask me who I wanted to work with, and I was like, ‘Janet Jackson.’ And I was so passionate about that because I’ve always been a fan of her music and what her and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have done in the past. And I felt like, knowing she wants to try new things, that I feel I can get it and I can deliver it for her.
“Since we’ve been working … I feel like the studio has become a second home for her because with the whole situation with Michael [Jackson] happening, and I feel like right now, emotionally, she can come here and let all her feelings out. I got her writing again — she has the pen and the pad in her hand.”
Apparently her fans are going to see a new side of her thanks to Darkchild.
“You gotta understand, she lost her brother. She was in a relationship for seven years that’s over now. There’s things that she told me that I didn’t even realize. You know, certain [things] like self-esteem that I didn’t even realize that she dealt with for years that you know. … She’s working on her book and she’ll deal with that in her book, but also in songs, certain songs we’re dealing with that head on. And sometimes it can be a touchy subject for us to even go into, and I kinda had to persuade her, ‘Let’s just go, let’s talk about that.’ And she’s been doing it, and she’s a pro about it.”
The album also won’t have a futristic feal like her last album had.
“It’s funny, ’cause when we just started the project, she was like, ‘I wanna do 10 dance records, all up-tempo to dance. Let’s just go dance,’ ” Jerkins said. The sound is inspired by worldwide influences, from African rhythms to Brazilian and Latin music, and RJ said we can expect features on this album like a Pitbull track that was recorded last week.
“But she hits me today and she says we need to do some mid-tempos as well,” Rodney continued. “And I’m glad for that because there’s a time when you listen to a record that you wanna mellow out and she always gives us those great smoothed-out mellow records. So now that she’s in that zone, it’s like ‘Yes!’ ’cause we can focus on that. But I’m still gonna keep the beats hard underneath ’cause she’s still a dancer at heart.” Source
I’ve always liked Janet so I’m eager to see what she’s come out with this time. But I’m not particularly hopeful since she hasn’t been able to recapture the formula she used back when I loved her so.
(Lo excuses herself to break out her ‘If’ cassette single and practice the dance from the video to see if she’s still got it.)
Spike Lee said that Tyler Perry’s charcters madea were examples of coonery and bafoonery. Well, Tyler recently went on 60 minutes to respond. He said, “I would love to read that [criticism] to my fan base. All these characters of mine are bait, bait to get people talking about God, love, family, and faith.
“That pisses me off. It is so insulting,” he said in reference to Spike’s comments. Source
Well, I must say that before ever seeing any Tyler Perry flick I was sooo disgusted by him. I saw the Madea charcter probably in the same way that Spike looks at it. But after watching one film, I’m in love with Madea. I think she embodies at least one female family member that ALL black folks have. Though his films tend to be a bit preachy, I can appreciate what he’s trying to do, which is (in my opinion) create a relatable character and experience for black families. I’m not going to fault Spike for his opinion or invalidate his feelings but maybe he should fall back from attacking a fellow black artist for a minute.
Jodie Sweetin of ‘Full House’ fame is known for her addiction to crystal meth. She did a Sober tour in 2006 to urge the public to ‘just say no.’ Well she’s now revealed in a tell-all book titled ‘unSweetined’ that she was high during the whole thing.
She said, “I was back to partying like I was at my worst, spending seven hundred dollars a week on meth [and] coke.”
During the college tour she said, “I thought for sure that one of the professors would take one look at me and kick me out. But none did. They wanted to hear about the trials and tribulations of Jodie Sweetin, or at least the Jodie Sweetin I had created by appearing on Good Morning America and talking to People magazine.
“The relapse started one day, just a few months after my GMA spot, when I got a random phone call from a friend who I used with and who occasionally sold me drugs. I invited her to my place. I was in an apartment at the time. I knew it was a really bad idea to invite her over but I wanted to test myself, I guess. We hung out, played cards. I told her I hadn’t done meth in a while. One thing led to another and just like that, I was back,” Finally she just couldnt (sic) handle it anymore. She said, “The little bit of coke that I had done before the speech wasn’t enough to make me forget how bad I felt for doing what I was doing. The guilt was eating away at me. I was struggling to keep it together, but no one realized that. I finished. They applauded. Standing ovation. Just how I liked it. And it was over.” Source
I hear these stories and it saddens me because people like Jodie had such a great opportunity but because of the people in charge of them, their naivete or the people they CHOSE to be around they’ve pissed it all away. Now that she’s a mom let’s hope she can get it together.
Lo has been a very busy girl. I didn’t work at all this weekend and was busy nusing a nasty cold and giving Miss Rhonda a bridal shower. No rest for the weary right? Well I’m hard at work trying to catch up so forgive me for a lapse in posts. Smooches!
She put the 500 strands of crystal on the chandelier herself. Well isn’t she just a Crafty Coco?! Sidebar, all of you who are leaning your head as far to the left as you can with hopes of seeing some areole…remember this is a picture and not in person.
Run-DMC will be heading to Broadway. A new musical based on their career is being produced.
Producer Paula Wagner said, “I feel their story lends itself perfectly to the stage. This project has been a passion of mine for some time and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with them.” Source
This is, er, interesting. I don’t know how it will play out though. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Mitch Winehouse spoke to the British show, This Morning, and was asked how Amy is doing. He responded, “Fantastic, fantastic. Her boobs are great as well. I shouldn’t have said that should I? She looks absolutely fantastic.” Source
Ewww! DAAAD! They didn’t even ask him about the boobs. He was so eager to chime in. Something is NOT OK here.
A photographer has been charged with a hit-and-run after hitting a security vehicle following MJ’s kids.
The kids were with their nanny Grace Rwaramba in L.A. When the paparazzo hit the car tailing them. He then fled the scene but has since been charged with a misdemeanor hit-and-run. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the crash. Source
Did he really think he was gonna get away? These photogs just don’t quit. Did they learn nothing from Princess Diana?
Chris Brown sat down with Angie Martinez on NY’s Hot 97 radio station to do an interview.
He said: “I’m human. If people feel a certain way, I’m not going to say they’re wrong. But it’s not right to judge somebody when people make mistakes all the time.
“I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’m learning from them. And I regret every moment, every second of it.”
He said he’s not over her yet. “We’ve been friends since I was like 15, we got serious when I was like 17.
“Feelings are feelings and they don’t go away overnight, especially if you sit down and are like, ‘Look, I’m going to really be in this relationship with you, whatever the case, past our busy schedules, past us being two of the biggest artists.’ I really care about her.”
He also mad a promise to fans. “I won’t let you down anymore. That was one of the most embarrassing things for me, because of my image and who I was as a young role model to a lot of kids. It was hard for me.” Source
Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah wah. I’m sorry. He effed up. He apologized. Now its time to see action. I don’t want to hear him saying the same things over and over again. He’s also still refusing to actually talk about what he did to her that night. I think his shame has gotten the better of him and until he can admit “yes I beat my girlfriend to bits and threatened to kill her” then he’ll never be able to move on.
Singer/songwriter Tiffany Evans has spoken out (via Twitter) about something that’s been floating around the internet for a while now. There are a bunch of people that believe many successful entertainers got that way through their involvement in the occult. Tiffany’s rant was sparked by Rihanna’s recent single “Russian Roulette” because of its dark lyrics and play on suicide. She tweets:
You gotta watch what u say. Because there are a lot of weak people in the world. They are susceptible to anything so anything you say or do some people actually do listen. So make sure its nothing bad. Its okay to be deep,but not murder deep.
Man! I really wish I could tell you guys what the industry really is and what stars are apart of destroying this world. The stars who worship satan,and those who have killed to get the respect they have now. You’d be verrrry surprise (sic). Some of your favorite people pretend to worship God but they only do that to save face. Or seem innocent.
Satan was head of music in heaven. He uses influential people…to help influence the world. Think about that. Once u make a certain amount of money. Just know that that’s when they ask u to join. To get in you have accept the beast, worship. Once you join they assist u with ur career.make u huge.only if u agree and obey to destroy Gods word.and his children.
Ppl listen and pay attention. Its a war going on right now between Good and Evil. Evil will rule this world for a min. The people that have this power are the people that RULE the whole world. I’m done I won’t say anymore before I get in trouble.Source
I was introduced to these theories a few months ago and actually got stuck for about three hours watching videos from conspiracy theorists on YouTube. I don’t know what I believe but there are some unsettling things going on in Hollyweird these days.
If you have a few hours to spare check out this user’s (The Industry Exposed) vids. They’ve made a career out of talking about this stuff.
The judge in the embezzlement case involving the Travolta family and two Bahamas officials, declared a mistrial. The trial has been going on for four weeks and it was found out last night that Picewill Forbes, a member of Parliament, announced at a political convention that defendant Pleasant Bridgewater was acquitted of all charges. This was before an official verdict was announced by the jury. The judge thinks that one of the jury members may have revealed the verdict to Forbes.
Singer Corinne Bailey Rae released her first album a few years ago, but hasn’t been seen on the scene since the untimely suicide death of her husband Jason. Well she’s set to make a comeback and has channeled her sadness into some new songs.
“I hope you guys will like it and be into it,” she says in a video on her Web site.
Before she releases her album in February she’ll do a few shows in the U.S. and London. Source
Losing her husband in such a sad way just breaks my heart. I love Corinne and can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.
50 Cent got at Jay-Z in a recent Complex Magazine interview. Peep what he said.
Complex: Getting back to Jay-Z, who ended up #1 on the list. Much has been made of his recent comment saying “no one is afraid of 50 Cent.” Regardless, it seems like the general public agrees that Kanye wouldn’t have pulled that stunt if you were on stage instead of Taylor Swift…
50 Cent: He wouldn’t. You can’t convince the public, you can’t convince Kanye to say he would’ve did that. If I was there and he did that to me we would have had an altercation. Right there. It’s clear. He [Kanye] would have avoided that, just being intelligent. The interviewer who asked [Jay-Z] about the Kanye situation made him feel like a punk. His presentation is really simple and you can’t have both. You can’t be gangster Jay from Marcy and be the good guy Jay-Z on Oprah. You just can’t. They don’t let you in. That’s Mr. Knowles, he just got that pass. There ain’t any tickets to an inauguration ball with n*ggas. If you’re from the hood, you have that element or that aura around you, there’s no tickets for you. It’s “safe” people there. This is why those things are happening. This is why he has to convince the person that he’s talking to he’s not afraid of anyone. Source
Ha! Mr. Knowles. I think he’s off the mark with that one…funny but off the mark.
Ashlee Simpson just started working on the CW show Melrose Place and after two months on the hair she’s along with costar Colin Egglesfield, have been fired.
Producer Todd Slavkin tells EW, “Well, we always knew that this murder mystery would end in episode 12. And we always knew that [Ashlee's] character of Violet would be instrumental in that as a suspect, and [Colin's character of] Augie as well. And once that murder mystery was solved, she would go on her way. That was the original plan going into the development of the show.”
He added that they took the news like professionals. “They’re total professionals and they took it like professionals. When you go into a show you never know what’s going to evolve and what the possibilities are. But because they knew ahead of time [that leaving was a possibility], it wasn’t a complete shock.”
Wow, sucks. Oh well, on to bigger and better things…which shouldn’t be hard cus the show sucks if you ask me.
Rapper/actor Ludacris is being sued by Carlton Fields P.A., an Atlanta law firm for non payment of legal fees.
They defended him and his Ludacris Foundation two years ago in a complaint for personal injuries and negligence and even advanced the company out-of-pocket expenses. The had to stop providing him legal services this past April, however, after not being paid for his outstanding balance. They’re suing for $61,820 which includes legal fees and expenses. Source
Dang, looks like the recession is hittin’ everyone.
Jennifer Hudson is struggling a bit to get back on her diet regimen after having a baby. She says, “The trick is getting back into your old ways. If I could go around eating like I ate while I was pregnant, that’d be the way to go. But you have to snap back to it. It’s like an on and off switch, you have to go back to the norm.” Source
Girl, I feel your pain and I haven’t had ANY children. Don’t worry…there’s always a place for you in the Pleasantly Plump Crew.
The Ocotomom, Nadya Suleman, recently expressed her love for Jon Gosselin.
She says, “I kind of have a crush on Jon Gosselin. I think he’s hot!”
She added that she doesn’t have hopes for reality show stardom. “I already made up my mind a long time ago,” she said. “I think it’s exploitative. I don’t care what the dollar amount would be. It’s not worth it. It’s not healthy for the kids.” Source
Rapper Shyne has been in jail for almost ten years for a NYC club shooting and he was set for release last month. But officials were trying to decide whether or not to deport him to his home of Belize. Well it looks like he’s going back to the motherland.
His legal team is fighting to keep him in the states where he was raised and have even reached out to fans to urge Governor David Paterson to petition for his pardon.
Fans can email the Governor here, or write to him at the address listed here.
“Shyne is one of the strongest people I know and he’s handling this situation just as I’d expect him to,” Hot 97′s Angie Martinez told Miss Info. “It must be frustrating for all of his friends and family; he served his time, and keeps getting all these different dates and conflicting information. But he’s a soldier, he’s dealing with it.”
Damn, I don’t know what happened in the club that night. But I really feel like Shyne got a bum rap. Hopefully, the petition to the governor can keep them from loading him on that banana boat back home.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden premiered pics of their gorgeous family on the cover of people. This is our first look at baby Sparrow James Midnight Madden and unlike his sis who looks just like daddy, Sparrow (I love that name) looks kinda like mama. Source
What a darling little boy. Congrats to Nicole and Joel.
Alicia Keys kicked off her “The Element of Freedom: The Lecture & Performance Series” at NYU yesterday. The lecture and performance series will offer students studying the arts, the opportunity to get info from Alicia, first hand, on how she applies the element of freedom into her creative process and life in general.
“For the first time in my recording career, I think I’ve finally found an understanding of the creative process by just allowing myself to be free. I took a totally different approach for this album and didn’t confine myself in a studio or allow myself to be negatively affected by deadlines, which can hinder any creative spirit. I’ve found a freedom and flow that I try to implement everyday. Hopefully the points discussed during these lectures will resonate with the students as they continue to find and define their creative process and style.” Source
I can appreciate her efforts…BUT it’s so hard for me to look past the rumors and innuendo of her working her juju to break up a marriage.
Lo excuses herself to pray.
(Dear Lord Jesus, I know you’re busy raining down your fury on cheating slut hoe skanks..but if you have a moment, please help me not to judge…ahhhhhhh-meeeeeeeeen.)
Back in July, a woman said that Akon had fathered her child and refused to pay her child support. When paternity was proven Akon asked for a chance to make arrangements to pay her. He hasn’t paid yet and now the woman is threatening to serve him with papers to appear in court. Source
He really needs to stop spawning. 1. because he has a WIFE (or several…we still haven’t verified) and 2. because he’s obviously not taking care of them.
Carrie Prejean is being sued by the Miss California Organization. They want her to pay them back for the $5,200 they paid for her breast implants.
In other legal docs, Keith Lewis and crew are asking to strike a portion of Prejean’s lawsuit — the portion dealing with public disclosure of private facts.
The new docs say, “the alleged ‘private facts’ consist of her breast augmentation (which ceased being private during the swimsuit competition of the nationally-televised Miss USA pageant, in which Ms. Prejean walked the stage in a bikini).” Source
Um, I’m sorry but, why were they paying for her to get new teats to begin with? Looks like the jokes on them.
Frederick Richardson, the man suspected in the murder of Ashley A.J. Jewell, has been released on $10K bail.
He was initially denied bail. But after a coroner suggested AJ may have died due to complications of Sickle Cell, he was issued a bond. Charges will be dropped if Sickle Cell is found to be the actual cause. Source
I kinda feel like he should go to jail regardless. Like if someone died due to complications from…lets sa a preexisting brain trauma, but someone beat said wheelchair bound invalid…then they should BURN!
Police have released the last text messages between NFL star Steve McNair and mistress Sahel Kazemi just prior to her killing him and killing herself. July 3, 2:03 a.m.
Kazemi: u love me July 3, 2:04 a.m.
McNair: I love u baby
July 3, 2:09 a.m.
Kazemi: Im gonna have all of u soon
July 3, 2:24 a.m.
McNair: Yes u will
July 3, 8:14 a.m.
McNair: Hey are u up
Kazemi: hi baby
McNair: Where are you
McNair: Why your phone been off
Kazemi: Im at the store tryin to fix it
McNair: Did u stay at the condo because I came by there this morning
Kazemi: yes but I have people comin to look at the furniture 2day
Kazemi: Baby I might have a break down im so stressed
McNair: Everything gonna be ok
Kazemi: baby I need to pay the cell phone bills n the hospital.can u transfer 2000 to my acc
Kazemi: baby I might need to go to the hospital.baby whats wrong w me i can hardly breath
McNair: Where are u
Kazemi: just got home
McNair: Set down baby and rest for a minute. Drink some water.
Kazemi: im tryin I just want this pain in my chest to go away
McNair: You want me to come see about u
Kazemi: im gonna try to sleep. If it dnt go away im goin to the hospital.
McNair: Ok please let me know. I’m here if u need me
McNair: Are u feeling better baby
Kazemi: baby I wanna pay some of my bills b4 I go to wrk. All this bills n everythin else is stressin me out
Kazemi: baby what are u doing
McNair: At the pool with the kids. I got the guy transferring the money
Kazemi: do u have my acc number
McNair: Yes darling
Kazemi, 4:04 p.m.: Baby I have to be w u 2nite. I dnt care where
Kazemi, 4:16 p.m.Tell me u gonna be w me
Kazemi, 8:34 p.m.: baby where u gonna be at when I get off
McNair, 8:50 p.m.: I’m at home baby what time u get off
Kazemi, 8:51 p.m.: round 11
Kazemi, 9:10 p.m.: where u gonna be at baby
McNair, 9:15 p.m.: at home til the kids fall asleep
Kazemi, 9:18 p.m.: k ill call when I get off
Kazemi, 10:23 p.m.: do u wanna get out n drink
McNair, 10:35 p.m.: Probably not baby having trouble with the kids getting to sleep
Kazemi, 10:45 p.m.: k im going to the condo in a min
McNair, 10:59 p.m.: ok
Kazemi, 11:28 p.m.: they asleep babe
McNair, 11:34 p.m.: they are on the way
McNair, 12:38 a.m.: On my way
Kazemi, 12:38 a.m.: k
Kazemi, 12:48 a.m.: u want me to open the gate
McNair, 12:52 a.m. (sent twice): No open the front door
Kazemi, 1:14 a.m.: its open
Foxy Brown got preferential treatment while locked up and three prison officials at Riker’s have stepped down for letting it happened.
Foxy has denied these claims saying:
“It was incarceration, not vacation. I only wore the designer clothing I was allowed to have. There were certain gang colors my sneakers couldn’t be… I didn’t have any special visitation rights.” Source
‘I only wore the designer clothing I was allowed to have’…um…yea.
Sarah Palin will be on The Oprah Winfrey Show this November 16th, the day before her memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” hits stores.
“[F]ollowing her decision to step down as governor of her home state of Alaska, and on the eve of the release of her first book, Palin will speak first to Oprah in a world exclusive interview,” a statement from Oprah’s production company said. Source
My appreciation for Oprah has dropped over the years but I must say she’s pulling all the stops for this season of her show. She’s had some pretty interesting interviews and its only October.
Wheelchair Jimmy, er, I mean, Drake, played a basketball coach in his video for “Best I Ever Had” and recently he got to do it for real. He showed up at the Big Blue Madness event at the University of Kentucky where he was a guest coach for new head coach John Calipari.
The coach seemed excited about the visit from the rapper. “With our guest coach in the locker room going over the scrimmage scouting report,” he tweeted before the game. Source
It woulda been hot if he hopped in his wheelchair and showed the boys how to really hoop…Wheelchair Jimmy style!
Mark Ronson has designed a line for Gucci footwear. The shoes are featured in a pop-up store tour starting October 24th.
Here’s a release:
A new limited edition Gucci Ronson sneaker will be introduced at each international destination of the tour, in addition to an exclusive edition of 18 sneaker styles in the GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY sneaker collection. Each design includes silver or gold metal dog tags as well as an embroidered ‘Limited Edition’ label inscribed inside the shoe. Customers’ initials can be embossed onto a customized leather tag on the shoe laces, if desired. Conceived as true collector’s items, each GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY sneaker comes with unique packaging designed specifically for each city on the international tour. The limited edition Gucci Ronson sneaker will also have its own exclusive packaging. Source
They’re not bad. They’re not as fly as the Supra’s his sister Sam designed. But they still work.
Ne-Yo is going to branch out in the movie biz by stepping away from musical roles and appearing in “Red Tails” and “Battle: Los Angeles.” He’ll be portraying military men in the films.
“We gonna see if I got any chops,” he told MTV News. “I don’t know. I’ll let y’all be the judge, how about that?”
“I told myself, if I’m going to be an actor, I want to be an actor, meaning that you can’t just limit yourself to one genre of film,” he said. ” ‘Stomp the Yard,’ as cool as it was, it was very, very similar to what I do already. I’m a dancer/singer by profession. I needed to step outside of me and do something that really showed off whether or not I could really act.” Source
Well time will tell. I’m not so confident in his acting abilities. But hey, even Diddy surprised me so I’ll give Ne-Yo a chance.
Justin is growing out his naturally curly locs…but why?
“My hair is obviously growing out for a reason,” he said.
Well now we know. He’s appearing in David Fincher’s “The Social Network”-a movie about the creation and back stabbing behind Facebook. He’ll be playing Sean Parker, a Napster co-founder who helped Mark Zuckerberg grow Facebook after its launch at Harvard.
Kevin Spacey will be executive producing the film.
JT said,”To be honest, David Fincher is so ridiculously genius that we’re all just following his lead. I think we want to tell the story, and I want to tell it through Sorkin’s words and Fincher’s eyes. I think Aaron did a lot of research on all of it. I don’t want to speak for another actor, but I think the consensus for all of us is that we just want to make a great film.” Source
I like JT acting. And I’m in love with Kevin Spacey. I may be forced to check this one out.
Khloe and Lamar have finalized the details of their pre-nup.
If they divorce Khloe will get $500,000 for every year they were together, $25,000 a month in support, their home, a new luxury car at the end of every lease, $5,000 a month for shopping, $1,000 a month for beauty care and court side tickets for her entire family.
“There is a tremendous amount of love between the two, and that will prevail in the end,” a source said. “It might get rocky at times, but Lamar and Khloe are very much in love.” Source
That’s actually not that much considering that Khloe and her sisters are banking about a mil every few months. Court side tickets though? I could think of a whole bunch of stuff I’d ask for instead of that.
Supposedly Amy Winehouse and one of former boxer, George Foreman’s sons, George III, have struck up a relationship. The two have been contacting each other daily via Facebook and she’s been talking about it at The London Clinic while recovering from a reported boob job.
One patient said: “His name is George Foreman and he boxes, just like his dad. Amy loves that he’s toned and very fit.”
Her rep confirmed that they’re talking on line but says they haven’t met. Source
Well isn’t this an odd couple? I’m curious to see how this develops
(Please note that I’ll be retiring Amy Watch after it hits 50 posts.)
Lil’ Wayne’s ex, Toya, says that things between her and Wayne are good. She told E!,
“We talk. We have a great relationship. He’s a great father.”
She also says that she has no ill will between herself and his other baby muvas.
“I’m good with all of them. I try to keep the kids cool because they’re all in the same situation, so we don’t have time for any drama.” Source
What a great big happy family. Reminds me of an ex of mine who likes to introduce the chicks he’s dating or dated to each other without letting them know who the other is. It can workout…that is until the FIND out.
DeShawn Snow, who was on the first season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta (but was booted from being boring) is still not having any luck in the fund raising business. On the show she threw a fundraiser to benefit her DeShawn Snow Foundation. Hundreds of guests showed but none of them came out of pocket to bid on the jewelry she was auctioning.
Well she just held another fund raiser for an all girl school in Atlanta and according to the school they haven’t heard from her or received any donated funds. The consultant on the fund raising committee said that it wasn’t DeShawns fault the benefit flopped and instead blames the economy. Source
Damn, that’s sad. She’s just trying to raise a few bucks. Maybe she needs to work on her schmoozing skills or get some more qualified people to back her cus this makes no sense.
Lindsay Lohan was ordered to attend classes because of a 2007 DUI but her probation has been extended. She took some classes, then was granted a leave of absence tow work out of state. When she got back she didn’t re-enroll. Source
She got off easy by just having to do the classes. SO since she hasn’t been diligent in completing them I THINK she should get a harsher sentence, no?
Master P has been known for his charity work. His latest philanthropy includes partnering with HUD to help rebuild the B.W. Cooper Housing Projects in New Orleans. The new site will be renamed Marrero Commons after Yvonne Marrero, a well-known neighborhood activist who died after Katrina.
This place is near and dear to Master P, nee Percy Miller, who was raised there.
He said,“I want to be able to show these guys look at me. I changed my image, I changed my life and I had to grow up. I’m honored to be a part of the ground breaking alongside President Obama’s right hand man, Secretary Shaun Donovan who shares the same goals as me, which is to help B.W. Cooper residents get back into their new homes.” Source
The project is expected to be finished and ready for move en at the end of 2010.
Good for him. He’s one celebrity who really uses his fame and fortune to help the less fortunate by giving back to his community. So commendable.
Steve McNair, the NFL star who was killed by his mistress in a murder suicide, is at the center of a paternity suit. A Mississippi woman named Clover claims he’s the father of her 17-year-old daughter.
She’s seeking her “rightful share” of his estate.
She’s asking that the estate (valued at around $19.6 million) pay “all back due support as allowed by law,” according to court records.
Since he didn’t have a will his widow is entitled to 40% of the net value of his estate. She wants to keep that amount as well as cars furniture and the family home.Source
Kourtney Kardashian’s home was burglarized. She went out to dinner with her baby daddy Scoot and someone broke into their home taking tens of thousands worth of merchandise including her Cartier watch, diamond hoops, vintage jewlery and Scotts Rolex. Source
I’m sure they have insurance but the fact that a stranger was in your home touching your things is extremely unsettling. What if they came back in the middle of the robber. It’s a scary thought all around. I hope they catch the culprit(s).
Larry Birkhead, the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, testified in court that she took mre drugs than anyone he’s ever seen. He was on the stand fo a hearing to determine if her companion/lawyer Howard K. Stern and her doctors Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor illegally provided her with drugs.
Larry said the drugs are the reason why they split and added that he even told Dr. Kapoor about his concerns.
“She took more medications than I’ve ever seen anyone take. I said to him that she might be taking medicine from someone else in addition to him. He said, ‘I believe we have that under control now.’”
He also said that he saw Howard give her a bag of drugs while she was ina hospital trying to detox. Source
I fully believe that Howard liked to keep her drugged out of her mind. That way it was heasier for him to get his hands on her wallet.
Action star Vin Diesel is saying no to XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. They say he left the project after the Rob Cohen, the producer of the film quit and was replaced by Ericson Core.
MovieHole.net reports Diesel had been training for the film since August (09).
Diesel agreed to return to the XXX franchise after rapper/actor Ice Cube played the lead in xXx 2: State of The Union. Source
Eh, I can do without. I remember a day when I had a very unhealthy obsession with him. Then somehow that love turned to full blooded hatred. Weird how that happens.
Jermaine Jackson is being sued by his ex-wife, Alejandra Jackson, for failing to pay more than $35K in child support.
She says that Katherine has even stepped in to help her out by giving her “gift cards to (store) Ralphs in varying months so that I can pick up food for our children (Jermajesty and Jaffar), usually between $300 and $400.”
She also says that he lied to the court when he said he only made $35,000 in 2008. Source
I wonder what Jermaine will do with the money he makes off of his “My famous brother died, now hand over the money” campaign. Like will he use it to pay for his kids? Or just piss it away on hoes and cars. Only time will tell.
Sidebar: Every time I think of the fact that they named that boy ‘Jermajesty’ a piece of me dies inside. Wrong…so very wrong.
Jamie really has love for the big girls. He said that on his concert tour, “We give away a couple of grand to the ladies that can dance the best to the song I have on my album, called Slow. I have ladies coming onstage, and most of the time the women that win are my thick women. For some reason the real skinny girls that are eating lettuce and drinking air don’t dance well.” Source
Where’s my girl Ro to do her ‘Make Room For the Big Girls’ break down dance? ANYTIME that song comes on my boo RORO really drops it like its hot. Jamie would probably try to hand her the business IMEEEEEDIATLY upon seeing her work.
I don’t know if you guys watch the Today Show (I watch it faithfully). But the other morning on the show Balloon Boy upchucked and his Dad, after the initial ptew! Ycuk! Egad! Continued the interview. If you ask me, those parents pumped that baby’s belly full of Dimetapp and Nyquil to keep him lethargic and quiet and it backfired on them. Peep the vid and tell me he doesn’t look drugged.
Rapper T-Pain, seems to be giving up his autotuneism, a disease that Jay-Z has ridiculed him for. He recently showed up to an album release party in Miami driving a hearse that carried his ‘big ass chain’, top hats, and autotune recorder in a casket. The hearse was blasting Jay-Z’s ‘Death to Autotune.’
Peep the vid below:
Listen. I’m not a huge fan of auto tune. But T-Pain reinvented it. And he shouldn’t just let go of it because Jay played him. Embrace it damnit! Ride that pony like Ginuwine would…til the mofo is REALLY dead. It’s the American way. Don’t pay old mister Carter any mind. He’s just crotchety and his preperation H hasn’t been working for him lately.