By: Rizoh According to People magazine, Jay-Z’s handbag Beyonce Knowles is among the most stylish stars of the year. Along with Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez, Bey was honored in People magazine’s list of best dressed women of 2007. “Whether classic or continental, girl-next-door or glam, these celebs made all the right fashion moves throughout the year,” said a rep for People. The magazine’s “Best & Worst Dressed” double issue hits newsstands Friday.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno According to TMZ.com, Remy Ma is getting in deeper and deeper ish with the law. On August 19, Remy was allegedly at Players Club in the Bronx when she saw the boyfriend of a possible witness in her case where she is accused of shooting her friend for stealing $2,000 from her. Remy then allegedly sent her crew over the man to rough him up. He left the club with a fractured face and spent a week in the hospital. Manhattan DA spokesman Edison Alban told TMZ.com that Remy is now facing charges of gang assault, tampering with a witness, intimidating a victim and third-degree assault in addition to her assault and weapons charges from the shooting incident. She was released on $250,000 bail, had to hand over her passport, and will be back in court September 20 to review her bail privileges.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Organizers for the much-hyped Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo, which celebrates “flesh, fetish and fantasy,” announced that they secured Snoop Dogg to do a set at their event, which was raising funds The Healing Circle. But to the organizers surprise, Snoop turned around and donated the $45,000 fee that organizers gave him, and gave it to the Healing Circle. "Snoop knows that every move he makes is big news," JT the Bigga Figga, producer and Vice President of Doggystyle Records said in a statement. "Snoop can take the easy way and give to some big popular charity with a hundred other celebrities. But that’s not what Snoop is about. Snoop is about making sure that charity is really charity that money really goes to the communities. He is all about neighborhoods. He’s about acknowledging them, educating them and helping to fix their problems. This is his roots. Snoop will never forget his roots." The Healing Circle is a support group that promotes sharing, healing, education, and action for survivors of homicide and victims of inner city violence. The Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo goes down on October 26-27 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. For more info check out EXOTIC EROTIC BALLandEXOTIC EROTIC EXPO
By: Hot Gossip Gal Diddys Other Baby Momma Speaks Out The woman who gave Sean Combs his first ‘lil girl with a diddy smile’ gave her side of the story to fellow blogger Sandra Rose after Kim Porter ran her mouth saying she did her research in finding out about the chick she thought was trying to steal her man. After putting her name on B.L.A.S.T like women do at times like this Sarah Chapman has stated that she was not trying to steal Kim’s so called man…and like many baby’s mommas she gets her check every month…and I doubt it is hand delivered. Two words…GIRL FIGHT Jah Rule Is this dude at all relevant…I see that he is running his mouth all around town about how 50 is going to flop..don’t ya just hate dudes who try to stay relevant off another mans name?
By: Hot Gossip Gal America loves to see its golden girls fall over on their stilletos…but word is Britney has taken her position as the countries premiere pop tart a little too much for granted. Word on the industry wire is that the estranged momma of two might find her album pushed back until way into next year….see what running around with the industries bad boys and gals can do..altho having sold 71 million albums will keep food on the table and a roof over her head…well until K Fed gets his cut anyway
By: Rizoh Sure, Diddy has a history of going against the grain, but his new commercial for Unforgivable for Women has been deemed to hot to be shown on TV. The ad depicts Combs getting freaky with model/actress Jessica Gomez in a stairwell and then in a hotel room. Makes for good soft-porn content on Crack TV, but the big shots at MTV shot down the commercial for being too racy. So far, Diddy has declined to edit the TV spot. You may recall that Diddy ran into a similar roadblock last year when his ads for the Unforgivable cologne were deemed too hot for print and billboards.
By: Rizoh If you know anything about R&B teen sensation Chris Brown, you may have noticed his Michael Jackson influence. Brown, who stole the show at the recently concluded MTV Video Music Awards, has earned the adoration of his idol. Jackson released a statement, according to Access Hollywood, saying that he enjoyed Brown’s performance. “Chris is a bright and shining star whom I enjoy watching perform,” Jackson said. “I am happy to have had a positive influence on him.” Brown did a brief spot on MJ’s “Billie Jean.” “Nobody likes to be reminded that they’re getting older,” said Justin Timberlake of the 18 year-old singer’s VMA performance. “And whatever Chris Brown just did reminded me of how I’m getting older—cause damn. It’s just exciting to see.” On a related note, Chris Brown has been picked by Music Choice as Artist of the Month. His new album, Exclusive, is slated to hit shelves on November 6.
Nas Dropping 4th Quarter Yeah the final hurdle is the time for champs..will Nas really drop this year…just hope promo is better and we get a couple more singles from him in build up than we did last year…love you Nasir Jones. Anyhow if he does drop he gonna be competing with Teensy Weezy…another commercial face off coming up we wonder? I guess the majors gotta get their attention somehow. Cam Call Jimmy Will Ya WTF..how can dudes who share control of a company not speak for months and everything be cool? On the real..what is up with that… turns out Cam and Jimmy haven\’t spoken in months…Cam probably sitting at home counting all the Kanye albums he bought hoping the Don will outdo the man who ended his career. Well he did didn\’t he?
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Even though the official Soundscan reports don’t come in until next week, according to several sources, Kanye West’s album “Graduation,” could be the number one album on the charts next week. Based on early retail reports, industry website, Hitsdailydouble.com, is predicting that Kanye will sell more than 700,000 albums and 50 following close behind at 550,000 albums for their first week. At Amazon.com, “Graduation”, is currently the top-selling album with “Curtis” at the #3 position behind Kenny Chesney’s “Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates.” Amazon even has a graphic showing who’s selling more on their Rap/Hip-Hop section on the site AMAZON . In a Los Angeles Times report, Kanye’s album is also outselling 50’s album at all Newbury Comic stores and at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. But don’t expect 50 Cent to retire, he told MTV News back in August he’s not really going to stop making solo albums if Kanye outsells him. 50 Cent also has been putting it out there that if he loses, it’ll be because Def Jam will go out and buy 200,000 copies of Kanye’s album this week. Both of the rappers appeared on BET’s 106 & Park yesterday and performed select songs from their albums.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno The Washington D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project announced that Ludacris, Wyclef Jean, Talib Kweli, and Usher will join folks like John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone and other for “Viacom Presents: The Dream Concert”, a star-studded concert going down on September 18 at Radio City Music Hall. The show will benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in D.C. "We are thrilled to have acclaimed hip hop artists Usher, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean and Talib Kweli for this historic New York event," said concert co-chairs Tommy Hilfiger and Russell Simmons in a statement. "Their participation will help capture the essence of Dr. King’s lasting legacy by uniting musicians from all backgrounds and pairing together unique musical combinations rarely found on the same stage." Hosts of the concert include Morgan Freeman, Halle Berry, Muhammad Ali, Angela Bassett, Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and a host of other celebrities. For those interested in going to the concert, you can cop tickets atTHE DREAM CONCERT
By: Hot Gossip Gal Diddy do us all a favor..stop abusing the substances and just marry Kim Porter for Gods sake..the two of you need to be making sure your kids stay away from the strip joints or go count your money or something…but this on again off again bs is BORING…the two were caught all loved up again this week in NYC. Don’t diss your man to the world and then run back to his arms homegirl..
By: Rizoh Ludacris’ Disturbin’ Tha Peace is on a mission to find celebrity look-alikes. As part of their promotion for DTP’s latest single “Celebrity Chick,” the label has teamed up with web photo hub Photobucket.com to launch a Celebrity Chick Look-a-Like contest. The contest only requires participants to submit photos and/or videos of themselves via Photobucket, indicating which female celebrities they most they resemble. A winner will be selected based on creativity, originality, and of course, resemblance to the indicated celebrity chick. “I love feeding off the energy of my fans, so I’m excited to see what they bring out for Photobucket’s ‘Celebrity Chick’ Look-a-Like contest,” said Ludacris via a statement. “Teens are all about using digital media to inject a real sense of personality into online activities,” added Photobucket President, Alex Welch. “This is the latest example of entertainment brands using new sponsorship models to reach key social networking demographics. This contest is a great way for DTP Records to interact with this highly engaged audience.” The contest kicked off on September 10th and is expected to run until October 1st, 2007. Log on toCELEBRTIY CHICKfor more.
By: Rizoh Citizen for Change Inc. is championing a protest dubbed “Enough is Enough” stop the portrayal of negative images of African-Americans in the entertainment industry. The “Enough is Enough” campaign will hold a rally at the Washington DC residence of BET CEO Debra L. Lee on Saturday, September 15th, at 1:00 pm. According to the group’s Web site, enoghisenoughcampaign.com, the purpose of the campaign is to “protest the commercialization and marketing of negative and derogatory images of black men and women in the entertainment industry.” “The movement recognizes the power of media and entertainment corporations to shape American attitudes, opinions, behaviors, and even policies by and about people of color,” said Pastor Delman L. Coates, Ph.D., the campaign organizer. “Music companies do not equitably apply standards of obscenity for music that is offensive to blacks as for other groups.” The organization plans to hold weekly demonstrations every Saturday.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Keyshia and Jeezy Call It a Day Well she does. Aww poor Snowman..turns out his girl for the last couple of years got cold feet over the thought of marriage..not sure if that is marriage in general or marriage to Jeezy…I am sure BET are pissed as they would be hoping to make some reality ‘hood’ special out of that wedding for real. Jays Girls Together I am sure this pic is going to sit prominently on the CEO desk…NOT. But for real why do these chicks go out of their way to let us think they like each other when we know they don’t. Maybe Beyonce likes to prove her point that she still is the hottest chick in the game and a forehead can’t take that away from her…or maybe Rihanna likes to make her squirm..knowing that she wont say no to a pic as that wouldn’t be good for the image.
iHipHop Blog Team