By: Hot Gossip Gal Looks like the super model Naomi Campbell may need to shed her designer labels and get her rubber gloves out. Her community starts next week and her punishment…..well she has to clean Manhattan’s Sanitation Department warehouse. The thing that gets me is she is allowed to do her community service in private. Treat her like everyone else, why should she be treated any different?
By: Rizoh Remember the guy who claimed that Sean “Diddy” Combs punched him in the jaw in an attempt to steal his girl? Well, Diddy’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman says Mr Combs did not knucle anyone and that Mr Rechnitzer suffered no injuries or damages whatsoever. Brafman added that the case is “just an example of an opportunist seeking to fabricate a lawsuit based on a flat-out lie to try take advantage of Mr. Combs.” According to TMZ.com, Retzinger filed a lawsuit quoting Diddy as saying: “What the f**k you looking at, dude? I’ll smack flames out of your a**!” One thing is certain: Someone’s lying their a** off.
By: Rizoh Someone is definitely going to eat like a King iin New York this week, but it’s not Kanye West. Contrary to early reports that West had ordered a $3,900 curry to be delivered from the UK to New York, Def Jam spokesperson Gabe Tesoriero has called the story false. "There is no meeting in New York. There never has been," spokesman Gabe Tesoriero The British Raj restaurant confirmed that the food was en route to New York by plane. It said the bill was being footed by a promotion company called Raw Soul. On a related note, Kanye is set to headline a show in Malaysia’s Stadium Negara on April 8th.
By: Hot Gossip Gal No he wasn’t arrested for his attempt at trying to be a rapper with his appaling album, which if the Hip-Hop police were really doing their job he would have been. He is supposed to have beat down his babies moms and is now on indefinite leave from the Sacremento Kings.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno People may try to hate on the FCC, but indie and local artists will be getting a lot more love because of them. This week the Federal Communications levied the largest fine in history, $12.5 million, against the four largest radio conglomerates in the nation for payola practices. Clear Channel Communications, CBS Radio, Entercom Communications, and Citadel Broadcasting alleged received money, plane tickets, clothes, and a bunch of other expensive gifts from record companies to play songs on their stations. But the big news is, in addition to paying the monstrous fine; the stations have agreed to set aside 8,400 half hour segments of free airtime for the next three years to dedicate solely to independent and local artists. The segments have to be aired between 6 a.m. and midnight. "I think it’s a real breakthrough in the battle to wipe payola off the airwaves," FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein told the L.A. Times. "If you take payola out of radio then music gets heard on the basis of merit, not on the basis of who’s got wads of cash backing the artist. That’s likely to make radio fresher and restore its vitality."
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno We know Wyclef has been making hits with Shakira and Lauryn Hill pops up here and there but is basically boycotting the industry at the moment, but where has Pras been? Will the rapper has hired new management with hopes of getting more of his projects a little more attention. Pras recently finished his documentary, Skid Row, where he lives in L.A.’s infamous skid with nothing more than nine bucks in his pocket. Pras will also appear in the Jennifer Lopez-produced film, Reggaeton, where a cat from the South Bronx gets into a bad deal with some local thugs and escapes to Puerto Rico. Pras will also appear in the films Mutant Chonicles, a sci-fi action flick starring Ron Perlman and John Malkovich and Go-Go Tales, a comedy starring Willem Dafoe and Matthew Modine. Pras is also planning to drop an album with a movie to go with it later this year.
By: Hot Gossip Gal It has been whispered in my ear that even though The 14th Annual Bob Marley Movement Festival was a roaring success in Miami this past weekend, there was a little trouble. The event was gatecrashed by Beenie Man who wasn’t invited to attend nor perform to celebrate the life and music of the ultimate reggae star. Beenie Man was then supposed to have said that he was better than bob Marley ever was. Hmmm yeah ok. Here is a clip of an event which involved Beanie Man last year when he performed in London. Funny
By: Hot Gossip Gal Ok so NYC’s most controversial radio DJ Miss Jones from Hot 97 is taking shots at Beyonce…yes again in her remake of B’s Upgrade U. Is there anyone that this chick actually likes besides the people who didn’t fire her ass after The Tsunami joint?
By: Rizoh …And in today’s episode of “Only in Texas,” a Texas teenager, Demetris McCoy, has been arrested after police found a video of him showing his 2-year old and 5-year old nephews how to smoke marijuana. “In 25 years in law enforcement, I’ve never seen anything like this, either on a local level or the national level,” said director of public safety for the city of Watauga, Bruce Ure. Ure added that it’s probably not the first time 2-year old has been exposed to marijuana. "The small child, he has a horrible cough. He’s got a smoker’s cough. His voice is raspy which is indicative of a lot of tobacco smoke. It’s horrible." The children’s uncle, 17-year-old Demetris McCoy, and his friend, 18-year-old Vanswan Polty, have been charged with injury to a child. The felony carries a penalty of probation to 10 years in prison. The boys were removed from their Watauga home last week after police uncovered the videotape while searching the house during a burglary investigation. Child Protective Services will hold a hearing later this month to determine whether they will be returned to their mother. Authorities say the children’s mother claimed to have been asleep in a back bedroom during the incident. I’m sure we can find a way to blame this on either: a) hip-hop or b) “the white man.” But just imagine the level of damage this can do to those tots’ brains. See the disgusting video for yourself:
By: Rizoh An Austin, Texas, disc jockey named Sam Allred has been suspended over racially insensitive remarks on air about Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. Nelson Linder of the NAACP told Austin’s KXAN TV that the group is working on getting Allred to apologize publicly. Here’s a transcript of the controversial on-air conversation between Sam Allred and Bob Cole, hosts of KVET’s Sam and Bob show: Allred: "What happened to Bama Rock or whatever his name is?" Cole: "He’s moving up in the polls. Obama." Allred: "He’s a likeable guy." Cole: "He’s ‘clean’ is what what’s-his-name said. Joe Biden told us that." Allred: "Clean darky." Cole: "Sammy!" Apparently the station held some serious discussions about Sam’s remarks, because after they came back from a commercial break he tried to set the record straight by saying: “See, I was making fun of politicians who say things like that.” The NAACP disagrees. “That kind of ignorance has no place in this country in 2007," said Linder. "To me, the entire context was basically inappropriate," he said. "Humor doesn’t lessen the impact of racism, and I think that should be very, very clear to everybody." Allred, on the other hand, vehemently denied that anything controversial was said on the show. “It’s called the First Amendment,” he said, “and you get the right to say anything.” In what they’re hoping to pass off as an apology, KVET said this on their website: “During an on-air broadcast on3/1/07 onKVET FM, a statement was made that might have been heard as offensive to some of our listeners. It is not our station’s intention to be offensive. It is our stations’ policy that we do not discriminate against individuals regardless of race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.”
By: Hot Gossip Girl Their recent track Doe boy fresh is supposed to be the actual work of an unsigned artist from St. Louis called Gena. The rapper gave his version which was called Dope boy Fresh to DJ Paul when the two linked at a Core DJ summit sometime last year, for him to chop and screw the track. But it turns out they didn’t chop and screw, they decided to bite it. Nothing is off limits in Hollywood it would appear which is where the duo now reside.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Even though Kelis had a dust up with the law last week; MTV is looking to make her and Nas into the next Nick and Jessica, Dave and Carmen and Travis and Shanna. MTV announced that plans for “Mr. and Mrs. Jones”, a reality show featuring Nas and Kelis in their everyday lives, business as well as personal. "This is a show featuring two people whose dynamics are entirely their own,” MTV president Brian Graden told NME.com. “He tends to be very quiet, and she knows exactly what he needs when he needs it. While other shows have focused more on the domestic side of these couples, we are taking a much stronger point of view and catching up to them when their tour is beginning." In the mean time, Nas will be hitting the road this spring to promote his Hip-Hop is Dead philosophy to the masses. The tour begins on April 4 in Cleveland and will run until May 2, ending in San Diego. Here’s the itinerary: 04-02 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues 04-03 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Tavern 04-05 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa 04-06 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues 04-07 Orlando, FL – House of Blues 04-08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution 04-10 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle 04-11 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater 04-13 Washington, DC – Love Nite Club 04-15 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 04-16 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis 04-17 Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus 04-19 Detroit, MI – State Theater 04-20 Chicago, IL – Congress Theater 04-21 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom 04-22 Minneapolis, MN – Myth 04-23 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant 04-25 Denver, CO – Fillmore 04-26 Salt Lake City, UT – Harry O’s 04-29 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues 04-30 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues 05-01 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues 05-02 San Diego, CA – 4th & B Concert Theater
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno While Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are busy plotting their comeback, longtime fans have been wondering where fallen member Bizzy Bone has been. Apparently he’s been walking. In a campaign he calls the “Walk in My Shoes” campaign, Bizzy walked from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio to Cleveland, Ohio in an effort to come closer to God as well as tout the importance of ending homelessness. "Wandering in my desolate state, I had an overwhelming desire to surrender myself. My journey then became spiritual and my relationship with God was personal, between me and him,” Bizzy said in a press release. "I walked for a purpose. I walked for people who have no home, fame, fortune, or glory. I walked for those people who didn’t care whether or not I am a Grammy Award winner or sold millions of records. I walked for the people who have no one to turn to in their time of need. I walked for the real soul survivors." In addition to his campaign, Bizzy just inked a deal with Virgin Records and After Platinum Records and plans to release his new album, A Song For You, later this year. But more than anything, he wants to focus more energy on his Walk in My Shoes campaign and form alliances and partnerships with non-profit homeless organizations. "I’ve learned more about life from the homeless, who are the ultimate survivors than I have anywhere else,” he said. “I admire them. I’ve learned a lot about respect because I’ve seen and lived their struggles first hand. When I realized I could be useful in communicating what I had learned, I thought maybe it would inspire other people to educate themselves on this issue and do some good."
By: Hot Gossip Gal Britney Spears allegedly attempted suicide yesterday after etching 666 into her head. I am sure this has been blown all out of proportion..but we gotta keep you up to date. Foxy was literally given the keys to the jail by a Judge in Manhattan late last week and told that if she messes up again, she knows exactly where she is heading. Yup thats what the key is for. Well it sure isn’t for Juniors, the infamous cheesecake place in BK. Staff there are just tired of her turning up and expecting to eat for free. They are probably nervous asking her to pay anyway. Fans are paying 3500 bucks for just 30 seconds with pop idol Michael Jackson in Japan…way too much money on their hands it would appear.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Martin Lawrence has been getting a lot of attention for his roles in the John Travolta-led flick Wild Hogs and got a few laughs for his voice over work in Open Season but he’s going to keep it moving. Lawrence is currently filming The Better Man, a flick about a single dad and successful talk show host who begins to re-evaluate his life when he returns home to attend parents 50th wedding anniversary in the deep south. Taking place in Louisiana the film is being directed by Malcolm Lee and will hit theatres in 2008. Lawrence also announced that seasons two and three of his sitcom “Martin” will drop this month. In addition, Lawrence will also be producing a talent show for Starz called “Martin Lawrence Presents The First Amendment Standup Comedy Show.” Look for it to debut this month.
iHipHop Blog Team