By: Rizoh A Florida disc jockey has accused “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan of groping her at a radio station. Yuleika De Castro told authorities that Morgan reeked of alcohol as he touched her shoulders and arms and kissed the back of her head. “He said he wants to impregnate me,” said De Castro, whose on-air name is Sandy Domingo, in an interview with the Associated Press. De Castro, co-host of a show on Mega 94.9, said the groping occurred while she was live on the air. She says she filed a misdemeanor battery complaint because she felt “violated” and “dirty.” Morgan is no stranger to alcohol abuse. In February, he pled guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge in New York. Prior to that, he entered a ‘no contest’ plea to an impaired driving charge in Los Angeles which led to a 36 month-probation sentencing.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Hmm Def Jam are really doing some reshuffling and not just within the A&R department it would appear. Turns out there are whispers that Tru Life in addition to the whole Roc La Familia is being booted off the label. Hey had he not beat up on Cam the other week at Ne-Yo’s party he might have had a home there. Just shows what comes of protecting your bosses honor..you get stabbed in the back regardless. Bobby Brown Gets Heated Again Like Bobby isn’t stressed out enough right now..no money, no wife, daughter living with her momma…he got into it with a UK presenter and man does Bobby look ready to flip out…it looks like only a matter of time before that fuse burns out. And word is, Whitney is back on the pipe too.
By: Hot Gossip Gal There is a serious rumor circulating in NYC which needs to be dealt with and that is this story of fake condoms being sold. These condoms don’t protect the users from STDs nor pregnancy and as we all know that is a very very bad thing. Check this out and pay attention
By: Rizoh With his latest venture, David Banner (born Levell Crump) seems to be saying, “If it worked for Andre 3000, it might work for me.” Following in Andre’s footsteps, whose Class of 3000 is a favorite on Cartoon Network, Banner has partnered with Adult Swim to produce a cartoon set in his home state of Mississippi. That Crook’d Sipp, loosely based on Banner’s life, debuted on May 13 on Adult Swim. “Crook’d Sipp deals with societal issues of the day and allows me as a rapper to use another avenue to get the word out on issues that they may not have a chance to do through sound recordings," said Banner in a statement. The Mississippi rapper/producer/actor plays Virgil, a young progressive black man who tells the story of The Beauregards—a Caucasian family trapped in the 1800′s in Mississippi but living in 2007. Virgil owns a couple of restaurants in a town called Sweet Tea and manages a music group called The Sweet Tea Monsters. The group plans to record a real-life album that will accompany the series. David Banner took his first shot at acting in this year’s Black Snake Moan, where he played Tehronne—a person who takes advantage of a nymphomaniac. He’s currently working on his next album, The Greatest Story Ever Told.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It’s been a couple of months since Bobby and Whitney’s divorce was final and Whit was granted custody of their daughter, Bobbi Christina. But now Bobby is coming back saying that he wasn’t in a place to properly respond to the court papers because he messed up after the breakup. He is suing Whitney to change the terms of custody of their daughter. "After Whitney and I separated, I had nowhere to go and very little money to live on,” Bobby said in court documents obtained by TMZ.com. “I was, for all intents and purposes, homeless. I believe I have a wonderful relationship with my daughter Bobbi Kris — a relationship that I would like to see strengthen and grow." In a recent interview circulating around the web, Bobby Brown was being interviewed on the U.K. show, “24 Hours with…” The interviewer asked him about his jail experience and made a joke about prison homosexuality that Bobby didn’t find too funny. Check the video:
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Hip-Hop still loves Lauryn Hill so that’s probably why she’s starting to peek out of her shell a little bit. After announcing that she was doing three gigs in the United Kingdom this summer, she also announced that will do a couple of U.S. dates as well. On June 27, Lauryn will perform a set at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre and on June 29, she will do a set Palomar Starlight Theatre. Even though it’s rumored that Lauryn has been working on a new album called “Khulami Phase”, apparently she’s been working on doing a show for quite some time. In an interview with Heavy in the Streets Blog L.A. DJ and producer DJ Quiotix said that he was working with L-Boogie on putting together a show. According to Quiotix, there wasn’t any contractual agreement for the work or a clear understanding of what was going on. So he left. “It’s really weird, because I loved working with her,” Quiotix told Heavy in the Streets. “It was just the people running the operation I guess, the people around her. From what I understand we were programming her new live show. We were making beats for her and remixing her old stuff. I guess we were going to use that for the live show because they had also mentioned to me that she wanted me to be her DJ. I mean as any producer/DJ would tell you, wouldn’t you be a little nervous in producing tracks for an artist and not signing any kind of production agreement? For all I know, what if something I made ended up being released. Know what I mean?” CLICK HERE VIEW
By: Rizoh The hardest-working producer/MC in the game says he’s ready to conquer the world once again. Kanyeezy confirmed to MTV that his third album, Graduation, will appeal to listeners of all genres. “If you name rap artists, their only responsibility is to rap crowds. If you name a pop artist, their only responsibility is to a pop crowd. If you name some French dance music, their responsibility is to the cool crowd. But I have to deliver songs. All these people are looking at me from super-middle America to the hipsters like, ‘What’s he gonna do next?” His mom, Dr. Donda West, agrees. “This Graduation album is his best ever — musically, as well as the lyrics,” said Dr. West, who recently published a book—Raising Kanye—about her early days with her megastar son. With mom’s support and two videos from Hype Williams, Kanye is set to rule come September 2007. “Me and Hype [Williams] went out, we shot nine days. We were out in Japan, we were out in the desert. We’re taking it serious.” Graduation features collaborations with the likes of Chris Martin of Coldplay and Common, and is tentatively scheduled to drop on September 18th. A snippet from one of the album’s cuts “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” already found its way onto the web. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
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By: Hot Gossip Gal Gotta shout out the Momma’s this week and one woman who gets my big shout out is Jay-Z’s momma Gloria Carter, who which many may not actually know does a serious amount of community work. Ms. Carter was recognized at City Hall this week with a ‘city proclamation’ for her outstanding community endeavors. The famed rappers Momma actually handles the Shawn Carter Foundation which is based around providing for those who may not be able to embark on further education.
By: Rizoh Omarion and Bow Wow have announced that they will team up for a new “Best of Both Worlds” collaborative album due out before the end of the year. Bow Wow told Billboard that he’s set to hit the studio with Omarion before the end of May. “Me and O have been trying to put this together for so many years, and now we’ve got the opportunity to do it,” said Bow Wow. “We’re in the creative process right now, still trying to come up with a title and everything. Me and him are coming up with ideas daily, so the process is gonna go real smooth. We’re anxious to get in the studio together and make this whole thing happen.” Bow Wow recently launched his own label, LBW Entertainment, which features new artists Lil’ Miss Nana, Khleo Thomas, and Young Jinsu.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Well it has been spotted by many reliable sources but you know how it goes, these vids never stay up long, but I am sure it will appear very fast and trust me when it does I am on it..that is if you really want to see it. Turns out Lil Cease felt the need to show his goodies in a room full of his homies and homettes…but turns out the vid shows that only the homies (hmmm not sure if I should ‘pause’ that actually in this story) were excited by the sight of Cease’s pee-pee. Bobby Going After Whitney’s money But I didn’t think there was any left. Wasn’t it only last year she was selling her drawers on her driveway? Well Bobby is now looking to have Bobbi Christina in his custody and is looking for Ms. Houston to provide him with spousal support as well as child support. What world is he living in?
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Earlier this week, Prince announced that this fall he would be heading across the big pond to London to play 21 concerts. In a press conference, the Purple One said that after the shows he’ll take a spiritual sabbatical. "I love London. I’ve had some of my favorite shows here,” he told Reuters. "Last time I was here, a lot of people didn’t get to see me, so we’re trying to make it affordable for everybody. Another reason why we’re trying to stay so long, I just need to take some time off for study and travel." When asked what he was studying, he replied: "The Bible." Before he heads overseas though, Prince will launch a new perfume called ‘3121’, named after his last album. There’s isn’t much info on the new fragrance except that it’ll launch on July 7, 2007. Stay tuned to the website, 3121 perfume, for the latest info.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Since Ms. Jackson had a tough time selling her last two album, it looks like she’ll try the acting thing once again. She will star in the upcoming Tyler Perry flick, “Why Did I Get Married?”, where she’ll play one who molds the mind of the youth. "She’s playing a college professor — actually, an author and professor of psychology," Perry told the LA Daily News. "I can’t wait for people to see her like this." Jackson will play alongside singer Jill Scott and Sharon Leaf (of “Dreamgirls”). Even though the film will have no singing in it, the soundtrack will be chock-full of contributions from the film’s stars. Look for the movie to hit theatres this fall.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Turns out J to the L to the O has been getting death threats from animal rights activists who really dont want to see the Castle Hill mami dress herself in fur. The death threats have got so bad that her husband has demanded she ‘beef up’ her security. Man its hard being a star. Akon Finally Talks Why is it that it took Verizon to pull out of sponsoring the tour that Akon was assisting Gwen Stefani with before the dude FINALLY issues a statement? Well here is his statement so sincere…but doesn’t he sound like he is blaming the club? "First, and most important to me, I want to sincerely apologize for the embarrassment and any pain I’ve caused to the young woman who joined me on-stage, her family and the Trinidad community for the events at my concert in Port of Spain on April 12th. It was never my intention to embarrass or take advantage of my fans in any way, especially those under the age of 18. That is why we tried to make sure that the club did not admit anyone under 18 in the audience. Somehow, that standard was not met. Again, I apologize to those concerned and to all my fans and I pledge to all that we will strive to make sure this type of incident does not happen again."
iHipHop Blog Team