By: Rizoh Washington Redskins’ star Sean Taylor died on Tuesday after being shot during a burglary attempt at his home near Miami. 24-year old Taylor was at his home to check up on things when the fatal shooting occurred. According to his attorney, the home had been burglarized previously, and it appears Taylor was being targeted. As previously reported, Miami-Dade police said they were called to Taylor’s house in Palmetto around 1:45 a.m. by his girlfriend who told them he had been shot by an intruder. He was reportedly shot in the groin area, which led to the severing of some major arteries. Taylor was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital but later died from excessive bleeding. Our condolences go out to the Taylor family.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno In the new issue of Black Enterprise Magazine, the editors have compiled their 2007 Hot List: America’s Most Powerful Players Under 40. The list features ultimate achievers under the age of 40 in media, music, entertainment, and sports. "These celebrities have shrewdly leveraged their fame to build multimillion-dollar empires that will sustain them beyond their careers in sports and entertainment," Editor-at- Large Carolyn Brown said in a statement. "Plus, this year’s list goes outside the box to include business executives, top-ranked money managers, and medical researchers whose impact on our world is undeniable." You’ll recognize a lot of names like Kanye, 50, Diddy, Jay-Z, Timbaland, LeBron James, but you’ll also see plenty of non-famous people and business execs. Here’s the full list: DeAnna Allen, 39, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro L.L.P. Tyra Banks, 34, TV Producer, Bankable Productions Mary J. Blige, 36, Singer Chris Brown, 18, Singer, Actor Nana Boateng, 30, Designer Kawanna Brown, 34, Chief Operating Officer, Magic Johnson Cos. Nick Cannon, 27, Actor, TV Producer Edwidge Danticat, 38, Author, Brother I’m Dying Adrian M. Fenty, 37, Mayor, District of Columbia Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, 37, Rapper, President & CEO, Def Jam Susan Chapman, 39, Global Head of Operations, Citi Realty Services Sean "Diddy" Combs, 37, Rapper, CEO, Music/TV Producer, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group T. Troy Dixon, 36, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities Rosalyn Durant, 31, Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN Chinedu U. Echeruo, 34, Founder, CEO, Hopstop.com Lisa Ellis, 37, Executive Vice President, Sony Music Label Group Kirk Franklin, 37, Singer Amy Ellis-Simon, 35, Managing Director, Head, Multiproduct Sales & Emerging Client Coverage, Merrill Lynch Njema Frazier, 37, Physicist, National Nuclear Security Administration Sean "The Pen" Garrett, 29, Songwriter, Music Producer Magnus Greaves, 33, Founder, Doubledown Media Richard C. Gay, 39, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Operations, VH1 & CMT Tracy Green, 36, Associate Executive Director, Finance Department, Bellevue Hospital Center Thierry Henry, 30, Professional Athlete Floyd Nathaniel "Danja" Hills, 26, Music Producer Lewis Hamilton, 22, Professional Athlete, Formula One race driver Mellody Hobson, 38, President, Ariel Capital Management L.L.C. Barrington Irving, 24, Aviator Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, 32, Rapper Paulianda Jones, M.D., 28, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Alicia Keys, 26, Singer, Songwriter, Actress Melanie Kinchen, M.D., 38, Medical Director, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Spine Center Ronald Holt, Jr., 39, President & CEO, Hansberger Global Investors Inc. Charles King, 38, Senior Vice President, Agent, William Morris Agency Beyonce Knowles, 26, Singer, Actress Kimora Lee Simmons, 32, Creative Director, Phat Fashions L.L.C. Phil Ivey, 31, Professional Poker Player Kevin Liles, 39, Executive Vice President, Warner Music Group Treena Livingston Arinzeh, 37, Biomedical Engineer, New Jersey Institute of Technology Vanessa Morrison, 38, President, Twentieth Century Fox Animation LeBron James, 22, Professional Athlete, Cleveland Cavaliers Tim "Timbaland" Mosley, 36, Music Producer Andrea Nelson Meigs, 39, Talent Agent, International Creative Management Wyclef Jean, 35, Rapper, Music Producer Will Packer, 33, and Rob Hardy, 35, Film Producers; Director, Rainforest Films Steve Pamon, 37, Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution & Strategic Partnerships, Home Box Office Brian Parker, 32, Vice President of Emerging Markets & New Business Development, Choice Hotels International Tyler Perry, 38, Playwright, Actor, Screenwriter, CEO, Tyler Perry Studios John Legend, 29, Singer Dana "Queen Latifah" Owens, 37, Singer, Actress Lisa Pickrum, 37, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, RLJ Cos. Usher Raymond IV, 29, Singer, Actor Shonda Rhimes, 37, TV Producer, Writer, Director, Grey’s Anatomy Marcus Samuelsson, 37, Co-Owner, Aquavit Will Smith, 39, Actor, Film Producer Window Snyder, 32, "Chief Security Something or Other," Mozilla Steve Stoute, 37, Founder, Chairman, Translation Consultation & Brand Imaging LaDainian Tomlinson, 28, Professional Athlete, San Diego Chargers Kara Walker, 38, Artist, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love Shane and Shawn Ward, 34, President & Co-Founder; Creative Director & Co- Founder, Detny footwear by SHANE&SHAWN Kanye West, 30, Music Producer, Rapper Stevie Williams, 28, Professional Athlete, Skateboarding Venus Williams, 27, Professional Athlete, Tennis Kehinde Wiley, 30, Artist, Recognize! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, 32, Professional Athlete, Golf
By: Hot Gossip Gal OK here is the baddest bitch showing some thigh at DJ ‘We the best’ Khaled’s birthday bash in Miami this past weekend. That pic I posted last week gets photoshop of the year award…Trina ain’t never gotta get rid of those thighs…
By: Hot Gossip Gal Say it isn’t so…please..rumors are circulating that B is planning to do just that. I mean come on..she tried the Spanish thing with Shakira…looks like Daddy is trying to tap into another market it would appear…maybe this is him trying to make up for the billboards that the country folks out in Nevada complained about last week…
By: Rizoh If you’re looking to spend some change on real estate, Kanye West may have the perfect home for you. West has placed his Los Angeles home on the market. West bought the pad in March for $7 million. The Beverly Hills mansion is listed at $8.69 million. Built in 1921, the house 35,000 square feet and includes 6 bedrooms and 4 baths. Plans were already in place to sell the house before Kanye lost his mom, Dr. Donda West.
By: Rizoh Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor is said to be in critical condition, after a shooting at his Miami home. Officers responding to a 911 call made by Taylor\’s girlfriend around 2 a.m. found the NFL star bleeding from a gunshot wound to the leg. He was immediately rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital. According to The Miami Herald, Taylor and other people at his house heard intruders at the back door prior to the shooting. Police is yet to confirm the details of the incident, but the issue is being investigated as a robbery. Taylor missed the Redskins\’ last two games due to a knee injury. The 24-year old defensive player is currently in his fourth season as a Redskin.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno With the release date of Wu-Tang Clan’s “8 Diagrams” coming closer, fans are realizing how far apart the Wu members have grown. With both Ghostface and Raekwon question RZA’s vision for the group and even where money is going; it looks like there won’t be another Wu album after this one. But in a recent interview with VH1, RZA said when they’re in the studio they’re all brothers. “Our lives have changed, our daily connections have changed,” RZA said. “But when it’s time for us to go to work, the studio hasn’t changed. It’s still a lot of weed, a lot of drinking — not a lot of women in the studio, we don’t allow that — but there’s a lot of jokes, a lot of bullsh*t, a lot of arguments. But work gets done. I think Raekwon said it best in a Source interview: ‘When we together, we don’t have no problems. It’s when we apart.’ And that’s what’s changed. In the old days, we could be apart, and everything would still be understood. And now when we’re apart, we drift. We all drift.” Even though the Wu have cancelled their winter tour, they have scheduled a few dates in December and January. Here’s their itinerary: 12/30/07 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo 12/31/07 Portland, OR Roseland Theater 01/09/08 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live! 01/24/08 Orlando, FL Club Firestone 01/26/08 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
By:Hot Gossip Gal Only a year since the love of her life died and she was quickly locked out of his estate, the widow of the late great James Brown who is fighting for a share of his wealth has hooked up with the ultimate P.I.M.P, Chicago’s very own Don Magic Juan. They are both denying any relationship for fear of her not getting what she believes she is rightly entitled too..but word is Tomi Rae Hynie is pretty smitten with the Don.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Last year’s “Blue Carpet Treatment” was a welcomed return for Snoop Dogg, and now the rapper is hoping for a similar response for his upcoming album “Ego Trippin’”. Snoop announced that the album will drop in March on Doggystyle/Geffen Records with the first single being “Sensual Seduction”. The video for the song will debut on November 28 on MTV’s TRL and Snoop will personally introduce his video on BET’s 106 & Park on November 29. To get you amped for the release of the album, Snoop’s reality show, “Doggfather” will debut on E! on December 9. The show will focus on Snoop’s home life, similar to the The Osbournes, Hogan Knows Best and Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels. “It is based on the life and times of Snoop Dogg, as well as me as a father, husband and the entertainer that I am,” Snoop told Access Hollywood. “You ain’t gonna see that bull****. You gonna see some real stuff, you gonna see me doing what I do, you know what I’m saying? A lot of people don’t understand that I am a father. They don’t understand what goes into my life. They just think I’m a superhero. They think I go in the phone booth, get dressed and come out and save the day. So I am showing that I am actually a real person and I go through real things in life.”
It is reported by Media Take Out today that Young Buck was robbed at Gun Point. Click here for more information.
by Hot Gossip Gal You know what..I am inclined to agree that a billboard of Jayonce in a bikini would be a serious distraction looking at the way she is falling out of this dress at the AMA’s the other night…maybe those people in Vegas were seeing something we weren’t..well up until now that is..I never realized she had it like that to be honest..
By Rizoh: Michael Vick is hoping to cut his prison sentence short, even though his sentencing isn’t until December 10. Vick surrendered to U.S. Marshals three weeks early, according to reports from ESPN. He’s facing charges for illegal dogfighting charges. Said Vick’s attorney, Billy Martin, in a statement: “From the beginning, Mr. Vick has accepted responsibility for his actions, and his self-surrender further demonstrates that acceptance. Michael wants to again apologize to everyone who has been hurt in this matter, and he thanks all of the people who have offered him and his family prayers and support during this time.” Vick pled guilty to a federal dogfighting charge in August, after his co-defendants agreed to cooperate with law enforcement. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback may face anywhere from 2 years to 5 years for the felony charges. He’s being held at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw until his sentencing.
by Rizoh: In a dramatic MySpace post titled “I Quit,” Saigon announced that he’s officially done with rap music. Sai railed against the music industry and the media for being fake and exploitative. “This sh*t is too fake for me,” he griped in the blog post. “I found myself getting caught up in the bullshit but now Ill gladly walk away.” He continued: “F**k this bum a** rap game anyway, its full of fake a** n****s who pump poison to the kids, make a few dollars and act like they’re larger then life when they know their music is detrimental to their fucking communities, If it ain’t about sex, its about drugs or violence, where are the songs about getting an education, or being responsible parents and sh*t, or stopping the gang violence.” Some may say that Saigon left the game prematurely. In case anyone has questions about his musical achievements, he contends that he left plenty of good music that attest to his lyrical prowess. “I left enough great music behind for people to understand I was good at rapping, that’s all I ever wanted out of it.” Saigon’s Atlantic debut, The Greatest Story Never Told, has been postponed several times. Last we checked, it was scheduled for release in 2008. There’s no word on whether that album will still see the light of day.
by Hot Gossip Gal That’s the word anyway. I am sure if Jay is on there so will Puffy..they are so best buddies now..but anyhow this is just something Whoo Kid divulged but can you believe that?
iHipHop Blog Team