Mike Jones…What?

By: Hot Gossip Gal Oh man someone is really trying to discredit my boy. A tape was floating around the internet, you know the special kind that Ray J and Kim starred in and it was supposed to star Mike. Like he stated on the record the dude in the flick had no tattoos and Mike has plenty of those and really Mike don’t get down like that. But in reality, why would anyone think that people would want to watch this…isn’t it the chicks that are the leading ladies in these flicks? I just don’t see people commenting on Mike’s skills in the bedroom like they would in the studio. Pointless and so unnecessary.whoever put that shit out should be ashamed of themselves. America’s Most Bi Top Model She has been linked to Kimora and after grabbing Rosie O Donnells (yuk) breast on The View the other day, perhaps there is some truth in the fact that the ‘forehead’ is playing on both teams. But why anyone would want to grab a hold of Rosie O Donnell is one of those things I try not to dwell on.

Cam Apologizes

By: Hot Gossip Gal Well what do you know, the Dips had to hire PR giants 5WPR to deal with the backlash of Cam’s appearnace on 60 Minutes the other night. Hmmmm wow who would have thought Cam would put his foot in his mouth? Such a silly thought. But gotta give 5WPR their props they did a great statement for ole Cam, sounds nothing like him. The power of the pen "In 2005, I was a victim of a violent crime. I was shot multiple times without provocation by two armed men who attempted to carjack my vehicle. Although I was a crime victim, I didn’t feel like I could cooperate with the police investigation. Where I come from, once word gets out that you’ve cooperated with the police that only makes you a bigger target of criminal violence. That is a dark reality in so many neighborhoods like mine across America. I’m not saying its right, but its reality. And it’s not unfounded. There’s a harsh reality around violence and criminal justice in our inner cities. "But my experience in no way justifies what I said. Looking back now, I can see how those comments could be viewed as offensive, especially to those who have suffered their own personal tragedies or to those who put their lives on the line to protect our citizens from crime. Please understand that I was expressing my own personal frustration at my own personal circumstances. I in no way was intending to be malicious or harmful. I apologize deeply for this error in judgment."

Dame Replacing Jay

By: Hot Gossip Gal Yup that is the whispers in the corridors of Def Jam, LA Reid is thinking of putting Dame in Jay’s seat when Hov’s contract is up at the end of the year. Now that would be an interesting thought…becasue Dame has got to be keen and eager to prove he can resore Def Jam’s credibility.

Halle Berry Keeps Obama Close to Her Chest

By: Rizoh Halle Berry has gone public with her support for Barack Obama by rocking an "Obama for Change" t-shirt. While she was out and about in LA, Halle was spotted wearing a campaign T-shirt that clearly indicates who’ll get her vote in the next presidential election. Berry recently starred in "Perfect Stranger". Obama auditioned for the White House on last night’s presidential debate hosted by MSNBC. Both Berry and Barack appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" earlier in the month.

Ludacris Devastates Ice T’s Family in SVU

By: Rizoh With all his big musical endeavors, you wouldn’t expect Ludacris (born Chris Bridges) to have some time left for the small screen. ‘Cris returns to Law and Order: SVU in the season finale, which will air on May 22. No, he’s not playing the role of rapper who makes millions by persuading the ladies to shake their “Money Maker.” Instead, Luda will revisit his role as Darius Parker—an accused murderer who will unleash some skeletons from the cast’s closet. It is later discovered that he’s the son of Ice-T’s ex-wife, which in turn puts Ice T’s family in a problematic position. Ludacris appeared in the award-winning feature film Crash alongside Don Cheadle and Thandie Newton. He recently played a small role in a movie titled Fred Claus, due out November 9th. ‘Cris also picked up the “Today’s Superstar” award at the Hollywood Life magazine’s ninth annual Young Hollywood Awards last weekend, and proclaimed: “This feels great because the transition from music to the movies has been a progression.”

Eve Arrested

By Hot Gossip Gal Queen of Philly, Eve was arrested after she smashed up her maserati the last night in Hollywood, she as said to be driving while a lil tipsy. Not quite sure what I would be more upset about..the car or the cuffs. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Talib Kweli Admits to Being Slapped

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Several weeks ago a rumor about Talib Kweli being slapped by a woman at a 50 Cent party made its way around the industry. Not only did the rumor say he got his jaw tapped, but then he went into a private room at 50’s house and cried. Well, Kweli went on Hot 97’s Miss Jones in the morning to set the record straight. “I was at 50’s house and I got to an argument with my girl,” Talib told Jones. “It got physical. Ain’t nobody go into a room was crying. But ya know, I’m a passionate dude and sometimes women get passionate. So you know, she got out of pocket and she got checked. It was an ugly situation for both parties, it didn’t make either one of us look good, but I’m glad it’s over with.” Talib went on to admit that they had an argument before going to the party, and with a few drinks in them, the argument carried over to the party. They are still together and Talib said that the argument is a little thing compared to the strength of their relationship. He also talked about his upcoming album, Ear Drum, the recent attacks on hip-hop, the Alec Baldwin phone call and Beyonce vs. J-Hud.. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Latifah to Become Female Jesse Jackson

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Queen Latifah is just now finishing up the film version of “Hairspray” with John Travolta, but she already has her next project in her sights. Latifah and producer Adam Shankman have announced that they will do a remake of “All of Me”, Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin’s hilarious 1984 comedy, for New Line Cinema. In the original film, Tomlin plays a dying spoiled heiress whose soul ends up in the body of Steve Martin’s lawyer character. She controls the right of his body while he controls the left side. In the new version, Latifah will play a Jesse Jackson-type politician/activist whose soul enters the body of a conservative politician. "When New Line told us that they wanted to remake it with an African-American actress in the role, we said it’s got to be Latifah," said Jennifer Gibgot, Shankman’s producing partner. "Adam adores her and thinks she’s great with physical comedy, and as it happens, she wants to go back to doing physical comedy." Shankman is also producing “Hairspray” and produced the Latifah and Steve Martin 2003 flick, “Bringing Down the House.”

Pharoahe Monch Embarks on Speaking Tour

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno As Pharoahe Monch prepares for the release of his new album, Desire, on June 26, the rapper has hooked up with the Guns 4 Cameras organization for a national college speaking tour. The Guns 4 Cameras organization invites at-risk youth to turn in guns and rifles – no questions asked - and get a video cameras in exchange. The organization travels from city to city holding events and free concerts in an effort to stop gun violence. The dates have yet to be announced. In the meantime, Monch will be killing it on stage this weekend at the Coachella Festival and is creating quite a buzz with his contribution to the remix of Amy Winehouse’s hit “Rehab” where he criticizes the rehab trend in Hollywood. Plus his album is heavily anticipated by hungry hip-hop heads. "I’ve never been so free with my creativity before," Monch said in a recent statement. "I’m excited about this new album because everything feels so fresh, almost as if I were a new artist. I’m taking it to whole new places, hip-hop, rock, and gospel. It’s all there and it’s all sides of me."

Finally Get Those T.I., Jeezy Lyrics to Go

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Ever have a hard time deciphering those lyrics from your favorite rapper and go online to find them to only be disappointed by only finding one verse and it’s all wrong? Well, Yahoo! and Gracenote have joined forces to publish the official lyrics for every song from the catalogs of Bertelsmann AG’s BMG Music Publishing, Vivendi’s Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and other publishers which cover almost every record label in North America. Gracenote is the company known for providing tracklists and album cover art for CDs when you play them using iTunes, Windows, Real Media and other computer media players. Soon you will have the option to download all of the CD’s lyrics as well. "Finally, a free, legal and definitive way to settle a bet with the guy sitting next to you at the bar who is certain the Ramones’ most famous anthem declares, ‘I wanna piece of bacon,’" Ian Rogers, general manager of Yahoo! Music, told Reuters. "We think we can build a really healthy business for lyrics and I think publishers stand to gain quite significantly from this new revenue stream. With the popularity of lyrics on the Internet, advertisers want to be there. This is definitely a selling point.” Song lyrics are one of the web’s most popular searches, but are dominated by unauthorized websites that have incomplete and inaccurate results. According to Reuters Gracenote Chief Executive Craig Palmer said licensing lyrics should boost worldwide music publishing revenues, estimated at about $4 billion annually, with the words to songs ultimately providing as much as $100 million in annual revenues in about 10 years.

The Value of Amerie’s legs?

By: Hot Gossip Gal Yeah the Howard alum who was picked up and marketed and produced and guided by super producer Rich Harrison has been said to have insured her legs for 2 million dollars. I mean I cant lie her legs ain’t bad but its not like she is a football player or soccer star..you can understand why those guys insure their legs…Amerie…hmm still thinking about that one.

Caught on Camera: Suge Knight Attacks K-Fed Lookalike

By: Rizoh Britney Spears won’t believe who’s got her back in LA. Suge Knight was caught dishing a verbal attack on an unidentified K-Fed imposter outside Club Privilege two nights ago. The Death Row founder referred to Britney (K-Fed’s ex-wife) as his “homegirl” and made it clear that he’s rooting for her. In the video shot by TMZ.com, Suge lashed out at the K-Fed double, “He’s a bitch!" and "Britney’s my homegirl cause she’s the underdog. I like the underdog.” “That fool wants to act f**ked up with Britney, act weird about her kids, we’ll chase his ass up out this city,” warned Suge as he left the club. If Suge’s trying to get his name back in the headlines by becoming Britney’s unofficial cheerleader, who are we to complain? CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Diddy’s Unforgivable Goes Multi Platinum

By: Rizoh For Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, it’s not enough to just have one of the top selling colognes in the country. Diddy has now upgraded the highly successful Unforgivable fragrance to a new limited edition Unforgivable Multi Platinum. Combs told USA Today that this “luxury version” of Unforgivable is comparable to fine wine. The new cologne will cost you $65 for 2.5 ounces, $10 more than the regular version, and is likely to only be around for a short time. “I’m definitely attracted to something that won’t be around a long time,” Diddy explained. With the introduction of Unforgivable Woman this fall, the ladies can now walk around listening to Diddy’s music while smelling like him at the same time.

Juanita Who?

By: Hot Gossip Gal Looks like Michael Jordan has been taking the same lessons as Akon. Here the G.O.A.T is seen in the islands this past weekend grinding up on some girl…that divorce couldn’t come soon enough eh Mike?

Jay-Z Goes to “Rehab”

By: Rizoh Apparently, Beyonce and Rihanna aren’t the only female pop stars getting some attention from Jay-Z. The Jiggaman reportedly hooked up with British singer Amy Winehouse (not in that manner, you perv!) to record a remix of her hit song “Rehab.” Word has it that he adores Winehouse’s sultry vocals so much that he’s indicated interest in helping the break into the American market place.. “Jay-Z told Amy he had some great ideas and when he called her back a few weeks later, she couldn’t believe it,” said an inside source. Jay, we hate to break it to you, but Pharoahe Monch already beat you to that “Rehab” remix. Besides, Amy Winehouse’s new album—Back to Black—is already a hit with the American music buying populace, having docked at No.7 on Billboard 200.

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