Bringing down the House

By:Hot Gossip Gal Well back in the day Whitney Houstondid that with ease. But it appears the Sheriff is now bringing his hammer down on her New Jersey mansion in early January next year after the multi platinum singer has fallen behind on mortgage payments by over a million dollars. What were her and Bobby spending that money on? But whether she loses her home since 1987 is a topic for debate as apparently the diva is working hard with mentor Clive Davis on a come back with help from fam and friends, cousin Dionne Warwick included. She has definitely proved she is not one to throw in the towel any time soon, how long was she married to Bobby Brown before his philandering ways got the better of her? Enough said. Come on Whit keep the walls to hang another platinum disc from…we are routing for you.

Jim Jones preps Christmas Rap Album

By:Rizoh Following the tremendous success of his single "We Fly High (Ballin’)," Dipset capo Jim Jones has now added a Xmas version of the song on his upcoming album, A Dipset Christmas(Diplomats/Koch). The album is slated for release in December, just in time for your holiday shopping. Jim Jones’ third album, Hustler’s P.O.M.E., debuted at No.6 on Billboard 200 with 96,000 units. See the track list for Jim Jones’ Dipset Christmas below: "Dipset X-Mas Time" "Have A Happy Christmas" "Wish List" "Ballin’ On X-Mas" "If Everyday Was X-Mas" "We Get Money" "Too High" "City Boys" "We Fly High Remix" feat. Diddy, T.I., JD, Young Dro, and Baby "Letter To The Game’

In the Dogg House

By:Hot Gossip Gal English super soccer player David Beckham has been grounded by his wife, ex Spice Girl Victoria for wanting to go hang out with perhaps the most notorious player of a different sport, Snoop Dogg. The two ‘players’ met after the Live 8 concert last year "I wanted to hang out with David because I’m a fan of his and he’s a fan of mine. But his wife didn’t like that and she wouldn’t let him party with me," said Snoop. Well obviously last years media frenzy of David being involved with his PA has Posh Spice on her guard and to be honest now, would you in her situation want Snoop to be your mans best friend for a day or two? Probably not. But big shout out though to Snoop who in true West Coast style kicked it on stage at the First BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Jay-Z working XM Radio with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Jigga already announced that he’ll be doing a special November 18 show on Sirius Radio’s Hip-Hop Nation, now he’s trying to take over XM Radio as well. Tonight (Thursday, November 16), Jay will appear on NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr’sweekly XM Radio show “Dale Jr. Unrestricted” on NASCAR Radio (Channel 144) at 7:30pm EST and on XM Sports Nation (Channel 143) at 10:30pm EST. Earnhardt will talk to Jay about his music, his career, cars and the video for “Show Me What You Got” which feature Earnhardt and IndyCar superstar Danica Patrick. Jay will also talk about his participation in the video for Johnny Cash’s "God’s Gonna Cut You Down," which features Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and other celebrities paying tribute to the legendary Cash.

More to tell?

By:Hot Gossip Gal Obviously not to be outdone by Nas’s baby momma, Carrine ‘Superhead’ Stephans is coming out with yet another installment of her life of messing with A, B and C list rappers and celebrities. I am sure we are going to get a tell all of her recent relationship with Bobby Brown, who may not be the father of her second child after all, in there as well. Will she dish the dirt on Bill Maher in this one too? Anyone who didn’t get stung in the last one, you better be minding your P’s and your Q’s as by golly SHE IS BACK. And i heard there will be more booksbefore 2008. Just how many ‘trysts’ did this chick have??

Dave Chappelle Leaves Fans Hanging…Again

By:Rizoh Comedian Dave Chappelle of the defunct Comedy Central hit, ‘Chappelle’s Show’, has canceled a comedyfest performance scheduled for Thursday (November 16) in Las Vegas, organizers said Monday without explaining further. The Comedy Festival is put on by HBO and AEG Live. Bill Maher’s performance, previously billed for 10:30 p.m., has been moved up by an hour to make up for Chappelle’s absence. People with tickets for Chappelle’s show will get refunds. On April 28, Chappelle walked away from the set of Chappelle’s Show and a deal worth up to $50 million, without an official word to his business associates. The third season of the Chappelle’s Show carried on in his absence.

Chris Brown to help MJ

By: Hot Gossip Gal Obviously the appearance at the World Music Awards in London isn’t something MJ is taking lightly. As reported previously here on The Wire, the vultures, sorry the English tabloids are circling Michael waiting for him to mess up when he performs his new version of his eighties classic, Thriller. But not to be outdone, MJ called in the help of young R&B sensation Chris Brown to help with the show. Of course all these little boy performers put MJ down as a big source of inspiration so I am sure CB was overjoyed to be asked to help out.

Wildin Out

By: Hot Gossip Gal One place I love to stop by when in the City of Angels has to be Mr. Chows. Well it appears Mr. MTV Nick Cannon likes the place too and why wouldn’t he, when sitting across from him is the alleged new woman in the Wildin Out Stars life, the cutesy Joy Bryant. Since his break up with Christina Milian, who i heard is now marrying Dre the taller half of production duo, Cool and Dre, Nick Cannon has been seen all around town with Kim Kardashian. But people speculated that was just more of a publicity stunt as Christina snuggled up and wedding planned with her new man. Bryant and Cannon however met on the set of movie Bobby, a story about the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, produced by Breakfast Clubber Emilio Estevez in which they both star.

Cee-Lo’s daughter kicks out the ‘Lil Jams’

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Nowadays, hip-hop is just a bit inappropriate for kids under 18 so Target has teamed up with GMG Entertainment to create hip-hop kids can listen to. The Target CD Lil Jams is an all hip-hop and R&B album that features some of kid-friendly hip-hop hits recreated by children. As an added bonus, the disc’s lone original cut “My New Boyfriend” is performed Sierra Simone and produced by her dad Cee-Lo (of Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley). "I’m very excited about Lil’ Jams, especially since it features my first single, "My New Boyfriend," said 16-year-old Simone who also appeared on an episode of MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen last year (she was turning 15 though). ”Hip-hop is what’s up, so what better way to offer kids this form of music than to let them have a voice and sing the songs themselves. It’s for kids of all ages, by kids." Here’s the tracklist to the album: "Jump," originally performed by Kriss Kross; "Crazy," originally performed by Gnarls Barkley; "Lonely," originally performed by Akon “Foolish,” originally performed by Ashanti "So Sick," originally performed by Ne-Yo “Torn,” originally performed by Letoya "Kick Push," originally performed by Lupe Fiasco “Summertime,” originally performed by DJ jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "Playground," originally performed by Another Bad Creation "Christmas in Hollis," originally performed by Run DMC “My New Boyfriend” original song by Sierra Simone (Produced By Cee Lo) "We remain committed to providing our guests, of all ages, fresh and exciting merchandise at the value they expect from Target," said Darrell Tucker, vice president, Target. "The Lil’ Jams CD is a compilation of the hottest songs, from yesterday and today, catering to both the increasingly sophisticated tastes of our younger guests, and their parents’ desires for hip, family-friendly music." For a sample of the music, check out liljamsCD is in stores now for $9.99.

Young Jeezy preps new album

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Young Jeezy is wasting now time and is striking while the iron is hot. After dropping the much celebrated and platinum selling Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 last year, Jeezy is gearing up to drop The Inspiration on December 12. For this album, Jeezy tapped Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Keyshia Cole, Three 6 Mafia, Timbaland, T.I., and Young Buck to contribute to the project. For those of you who can’t wait until December for some new Jeezy tunes, you can cop the new DJ Drama mixtape, I Am the Street Dream. This time Jeezy isn’t rhyming over everyone else’s beats, the collection is of mostly original songs that won’t appear on his album. It’s already being compared to 2004’s Trap or Die mixtape, which got Jeezy his deal with Def Jam.

Fashion Faux Pas

By:Hot Gossip Gal Well I just can’t sit back and not comment on the styles which graced the red carpet at this past weekends first BET Hip-Hop awards show. I know you are probably wondering why I held off on commenting until now, well there was a reason…I was hoping that through all the celeb snaps of Sundays red carpet I might find one that made me think Remy Ma really looked cute in her overalls, but alas, I didn’t. So I am afraid I have to give Remy the Too Late award…too late for Halloween Ma.Runner up award goes to Da Brat who looked like she had literally just stepped out of the 80′s and not in a cool way either. Come on girls get your dress up on when you know cameras are going to be a snapping. Big shout out to Hov though..looking very dapper as he received The Hip-Hop Hustler Award. And what is the deal with the names of these awards anyway on another note, is this BET trying to add a street twist to their image? Hustler, Rookie and MVP…sounds a lil like a rival channel to me.

Snoop Dogg toys and clothes for dogs hit Amazon

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Most thought it would have been sooner for Snoop to tap the dog market with his name, but its no surprise that he’s finally jumped into it. Snoop has partnered with JAKKS Pacific and Amazon.com to launch a line of Snoop Dogg branded pet products that will feature dog toys, apparel and other accessories inspired by the Doggfather. Fans will be able to pre-order the products when they buy his new album, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment on November 21. "We are very pleased to team-up with Amazon.com to launch a pre-order for our JPI Pets’ Snoop Dogg line of dog toys and apparel to coincide with the excitement surrounding his new CD," said Tony Lawlor, Senior Vice President of Marketing, JPI Pets in a statement. "Amazon.com is already a Snoop Dogg destination for shoppers. The late November pre-order offer of our dog toys and apparel will enable Snoop Dogg fans to buy the items before they hit other mass retailers in Spring 2007." Some of the toys include a DJ Headset, Boom Box, Dogg Bone and Football ranging in $5.99-$8.99. The clothing line include a Snoop Dogg doggie Basketball Jersey, animal print Faux Fur Coat and a Doggfather Hoodie Sweatshirt costing $12.99-$24.99.

Kicking Ass Again?

By: Hot Gossip Gal Oh my. oh my, oh my…Naomi, Naomi, Naomi…girl what is going on with you? Apparently her anger management classes haven’t done the trick as once again her name is all over the tabloids, this time for ‘punching the face’ of Italian starlet Yvonne Scio. Isn’t it about time this super-diva picked a better battle for herself rather than fightingwith her so-called best friend. Of course Scio is pressing charges against Campbell and fyi the reason the incident took place….Yvonne wore a dress ‘similar’ to Ms. Campbell’s, please note the operative word here is ‘similar’ and not ‘same’.

Jay-Z Has a Message for Racists

By: Rizoh Def Jam Recordings founder Russell Simmons and current Def Jam President Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter have combined forces to combat anti-Semitism, racism against Jews, via a public service announcement. The PSA features Jay-Z asking viewers: "What’s hot? Respect for people, and Simmons asking: What’s not hot? Hating people for their color or religion. What’s not cool is anti-Semitism. It’s a long word for Racism." Simmons, who co-founded Def Jam with Rick Rubin in 1984, is the Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (F.F.E.U.) The organization, established in 1989 by Rabbi Marc Schneier and the late Joseph Papp, aims to discourage bigotry and engender positive relationships with other ethnic groups. Watch Here

G-Unot Day

By:Hot Gossip Gal Ok so today sees 50 Cents enemies dropping their hated and loved projects. Appearing at Virgin Megastore in Times Square later today you will find Compton‘s most publicized rapper The Game and the Boogie Downs own Joey Crack signing albums. Shame Styles P didnt drop today, just to really make it a true G-UNOT Day. Funnily enough though the last time a G-Unit member was seen at the Virgin Megastore in Times Sqaure he walked out empty handed becasue his card was declined…I doubt you will catch Yayo and fam down there today stocking up.

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