Dame Dash Not Dead

By: Hot Gossip Gal There has been a recent increase of falsely reported deaths. All Star weekend it was reported that E40 had been killed in a car crash, the past weekend it was supposed to be Dame Dash that had died from a heart attack. The mix up in the Dame Dash thing was actually the unfortunate death of Denver Bronco’s running back Damien Nash who did actually die this weekend. Dame Dash was shown some love however in one of the UK’s finest papers this past weekend where he talked about his biggest ‘WOW’ moment. And no it wasn’t when he and Jay parted ways like many may think. The mogul admitted it was when he spent three days in jail for driving without a license. Dash said of his experience, "I didn’t have a shower. I tried not to go to the bathroom, but I had to do what I had to do….I didn’t like getting in a cot with a stinking mattress and a thin blanket…it changed my life, i vowed never to put myself in a position where the repercussion would be jail."

Houston Rappers vs. Detroit Rappers?

By: Rizoh Screen Media Films will release the Hip Hop Life documentary DVD on April 3rd, 2007. The documentary showcases some of the country’s top underground freestyle rappers as they face off in a conquest for “Rhyme City Supremacy”. The documentary pits Houston vs. Detroit. Detroit’s toughest MC battle rappers face Houston’s best street rappers, all on the verge of stardom themselves. Only one ‘hood’ will be crowned the ultimate MC Battle city in this quest of hip-hop supremacy. G-Unit-affiliated comedian T.K. Kirkland from G-Unit blazes the mic while Jadakiss, MC Lyte, and Freeway judge this one-time only hip-hop battle. Hip Hop Life also features real battles, real street footage and live performances by Def Jam artists Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, as well as interviews with New York heavyweight Fat Joe. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO

Bobby Brown Arrested…Again

By: Rizoh Bobby Brown, R&B singer and estranged husband of Whitney Houston, was cuffedand jailed inMassachusetts for failing to make $19,150 in child support payments to former girlfriend Kim Ward. Brown was served a warrant for skipping a child support hearing last October. The singer owes January child support payments to Ward, the mother of his two teenage children: Bobby III and LaPrincia.According to an Atlanta attorney, where Brown currently resides, the 40-year-old singer also owes constable fees and Ward’s attorney fees. "We’re diligently working on getting those funds available from outside sources," said entertainment lawyer Phaedra Parks, who added that she expected Brown to remain in the Dedham county jail until at least Tuesday. "Although this agreement was put in place when he was Bobby Brown the star, this agreement is being enforced when he is not always able to find work," she told the AP. "He hasn’t made an album in quite some years." Police arrested Brown at Attleboro High School where he was watching his daughter’s cheerleading competition on Sunday. Authorities said Brown was cooperative, so they allowed him to drive to the police station after the competition. Brown recently divorced from Whitney Houston after 14 years of marriage. And like that attorney said, he hasn’t been musically relevant in years. So, hopefully they’ll cut him some slack.

No Jay Z Means Its Over?

By: Hot Gossip Gal Well rumors are circulating that the most talked about Hip-Hop/R&B collabo may have called it a day. Beyonce appeared at the Oscars with Daddy and Jay was no where in sight. Now I am not saying I believe that the couple have headed to splitsville, but I would have liked to have seen Jay escort his leading lady on Oscar night as opposed to her Daddy.

Scott Storch vs. Timbaland: A Producer Battle

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Who really knows why it started, but Timbaland was the first to launch a couple of subliminal disses on his single “Give it To Me” featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake. On the song, Timbaland, apparently referring to Scott Storch raps, “I’m a real producer, and you just a piano man/Your songs don’t top the charts, I heard em’, I’m not a fan/Niggas talking greasy, but I’m the one that gave them their chance…” Scott Storch responded with a track of his own with him actually rapping for the first time that we’ve heard. The song, “Built Like This”, has Storch clowning Timbaland’s weight, his partner Magoo and that Tim’s producing partner Danja made all his hits. Storch also has an unknown emcee, Nox, coming at Tim with some “you ain’t gangsta” and threatening him with physical violence. Word is that Timbaland also has another track on his upcoming album going towards Storch as well. Storch is losing popularity among the music industry. Even though he’s a proven hitmaker, he wasn’t invited to work on Beyonce’s last album, even though he worked extensively on her first album, and Christina Aguilera even dissed Storch on the song “F.U. S. S.” from her new album, Back to Basics. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE TRACKS

Wu-Tang To Rock Bells With Rage

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno In 1997, shortly after the Wu-Tang Clan dropped Wu-Tang Forever and while rap-rock band Rage Against the Machine was still promoting their 1996 release, Evil Empire, the two groups decided to co-headline a national tour. While Rage rocked on, Wu-Tang fizzled off the tour due to internal issues which was discussed in the film Rock the Bells. Now with a new album in the making, Wu-Tang has agreed to co-headline the Rock the Bells festival with Rage Against the Machine this summer. “It’s definitely our fans’ dream billing. It’s a tremendous honor to have Rage Against The Machine and Wu-Tang Clan perform together,” said event organizer Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union. “I can’t wait to announce the rest of the line-up for Rock the Bells. It’s incredibly important to put some shine on quality hip-hop. The opportunity to galvanize the social and political consciousness of these groups is undeniable.” The Rock the Bells shows will take place in New York on July 28; San Bernardino, California on August 11; and San Francisco on August 18. The rest of the acts will be announced in March. Rage Against the Machine, who broke up in 2000, made headlines earlier this year when they announced they would reunite for the Coachella music on April 29. The 3-day festival sold out in 36 hours.

Never Too Young For a Lap Dance

By: Hot Gossip Gal Looks like Sean Comb’s ‘Bad Boy’ antics are rubbing off on his son. Here we see son Justin getting a lap dance at a teen party where neither parent was present. This is Sean’s son with celebrity stylist Misa Hylton-Brim. Now the couple have aired their disgust about this whole escapade and the security team in place to look over the thirteen year old have been fired.

Persia White: A “Girlfriend” Finds Her Way…

By Will “Deshair” Foskey Persia White, the actress who plays the character, Lynn Searcy on the popular CW hit, “Girlfriends” has been given the opportunity to live out her musicians’ reality, on television. The 3 part series of Girlfriends which began on November 20th, co-stars the Grammy winning artist, half of the legendary Hip Hop group Outkast, Big Boi. Persia’s character is discovered by Big Boi, who plays himself, and is hired to write music with the ATL star. “I was very excited at the chance of taping these episodes,” says the fairly energetic Persia who just stepped off the set for a break. “The writer’s of the show actually came to me with the idea. They wanted to show the arch of my character, trying to make it in the music industry, and asked me how I felt about them bringing in a celebrity that would discover my character. So they’ve chosen Big Boi to play the role of himself. What’s special about the episodes is that the song that we’re working on was written by yours truly.” “Girlfriends” have defied all odds in making it to its seventh season with continued rave reviews and “word of mouth” fanfare. Persia took the opportunity to express her thoughts and emotions on the growth of herself and Lynn. “My character and I have grown so much since the first season,” says the actress behind the character of Lynn. “I’ve changed so much as a person, because in the beginning I was more of a recluse when it came to my acting, my music and how I’ve communicated with others. And instantly, I was placed into a situation where I had to open up and not be as stubborn as I was. As for my character, Lynn and I was more of a merger than anything else (she chuckles a bit). Lynn was not willing to commit to anything, and now she is finally ready to get it together.” “And people need to realize that even with coming of age, that you’re not always ready to achieve greatness. Added maturity doesn’t happen for everybody at the same time. Sometimes it just takes a little bit longer to grow up. Personally, people would tell me that I have a rebellious side. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d have any kind of continuous job, let alone being a part of something as special as Girlfriends. I had that mindset of, ‘I’m doing my thing, I’m going to do my music and be underground with it.’ It just feels good to know that I have grown up, and that in a special way, fans of our show have had the opportunity to witness the maturation of Persia and Lynn.” GIRLFRIENDS air on Mondays (9:00-9:30PM, ET/PT) on The CW and stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White and Reggie Hayes.

Terrence Howard and Naomi Campbell?

By: Hot Gossip Gal Looks like Hustle and Flow star Terrence is taking a shot at taming the anger managed super-model. They have been spotted around town in L.A and NYC over the last few weeks and are supposed to be making it official this weekend at The Oscars.

Diddy’s 12-Year Old Son Gets Lap Dances, Humps a Girl on Camera

By: Rizoh Diddy’s 12-year old son, Justin Combs, was captured getting a lap dance from an unidentified girl in some photos that have also leaked onto the Internet. Still on the topic of Diddy’s kid gone wild, a video which shows Justin bumping and grinding with his friends has found its way onto the Internet. In the clip, Justin and step-brother Quincy—Kim Porter’s son with singer Al B Sure—are seen dancing around with their friends for about 7 minutes. We waited till the end of the video to see if a responsible adult will show up to send the kids on time-out, but all we got was more images of Justin humping a teenage-looking girl and licking his tongue. Justin is Diddy’s son from a previous relationship with stylist Misa Hylton-Brim. Should Diddy be held accountable for his son’s actions? See the video for yourself:

Foxy Calling Press Conference

By: Hot Gossip Gal Fights in nail salons may take place every day, but obviously for someone in the public eye like Ms. Foxy Brown, she knows she has to calm it down. Her career is in limbo due to a lot of negative press so calling on her ‘staunch supporters’ like Al Sharpton and Benjamin Chavis she is holding a press conference in BK today with her local Pastor by her side. This may be a case of too little too late.

Shots Fired at Trina’s Concert; 7 Wounded

By: Rizoh Violence seems to trail rappers everywhere they go. Trina is the latest victim of a concert-gone-awry, thanks to the gun shots fired after she arrived at a strip club for performance in Florida. According to Broward Sheriff’s office, a fight erupted at the strip club and shots were let off after 1.a.m. on Saturday. Law enforcement arrested a 17-year old man allegedly responsible for firing a handgun in the air. The trigger-happy juvenile was charged with discharging a firearm in public. Five people were treated and transported to North Broward Medical Center, according to reports. Two others arrived at the same hospital later unaided. All wounded victims were said to be stable.

Diana Ross’ Son, Evan, Taking On Hollywood

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Even though he made his first movie, ATL, last year, 18-year old Evan Ross, son of Diana Ross is becoming a hot commodity. He’s starring in the upcoming film Pride with Terrence Howard and the HBO flick, Life Support, with Queen Latifah. He recently finished filming Gardens in the Night with Tom Arnold and Harold Perrineau and is currently filming Brooklyn to Manhattan, a film about four young escaping a botched drug deal through the subway tunnels in Brooklyn. If that’s not enough, the young actor has just signed on for roles in Burning Sands, a film about five friends forced to ban together as they embark on the treacherous task of pledging a historically black fraternity and Life is Hot in Cracktown, a film based on a book about stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Evan’s momma, Diana Ross was recently on “Inside the Actor’s Studio” giving much love to Evan for his upcoming work.

Shawn, Marlon Wayans Win Worst Actor Awards

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno On Saturday the 27th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, were held at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood. Although Sharon Stone and her film, Basic Instinct 2 took home four awards (including Worst Film and Worst Actress), the Wayans brothers took home three awards. Shawn and Marlon Wayans took home “Worst Actor” awards for their part in Little Man as well as “Worst Screen Couple” and “Worst Remake or Rip-Off.” Organizers of the Razzies say that the Little Man is actually a rip-off of the 1954 Bug Bunny cartoon “Baby Buggy Bunny”, where a pint-sized thug masquerades as a baby. "I will admit there is `so stupid it’s funny,’ but there is also `so stupid, get out of my face,’ and that’s what this movie is," Razzies founder, John Wilson told the Associated Press about Little Man. Other winners include M. Night Shyamalan (Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor) for Lady in the Water, Carmen Electra (Worst Supporting Actress), and the Robin Williams film RV (Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment). For more information, check out RAZZIES.

Prodigy v Saigon

By: Hot Gossip Gal Well it looks like we might have another little issue going on in NYC between Prodigy and hopeful superstar Saigon. Saigon didn’t hold back when it came to his views on Prodigy in a recent interview. Just Blazes protege had this to say on the Queensbridge rapper "I’m a real nigga and he’s not. We can’t relate to each other. He’s not supposed to like my music because he’s been rapping about my life his whole career. He’s been signed since he was 15 years-old. When were you this super tough person you personify? You can’t be a popular rapper and a gangster out busting your hammer and still be around this long." Prodigy had spoken out on not just Saigon but a lot of rappers to encourage this outburst. Where is the love people?

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