Police in Toronto, Canada are searching for a man who scammed over $500,000 from a South African promoter, using Hip-Hop artists Drake and Nicki Minaj. Andrew Wilson is accused of portraying himself as a high roller in order to scam people, to support his lavish lifestyle. A private investigator in the United States honed in on Andrew Wilson as a suspect, while investigating phony concert in South Africa. READ MORE
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Her marriage has apparently been over for several years, but R&B singer Faith Evans has just now gotten around to pulling the plug. The 37-year-old filed for divorce from music executive Todd Russaw on May 17 in Los Angeles County, after almost 14 years of marriage.
Citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ in court papers, the soul music songstress also requested custody of the two children the couple have together, Joshua, 13, and Ryder who is four-years-old. Faith and Todd married in 1997, but according to the divorce petition, the couple separated in December of 2005. READ MORE
There has been some drama over Hangover2, apparently during the sequel, the character played by Zach Galifiankis uses the N- word. Now every one knows that if you are not of African- American decent you cannot use the word. So you can imagine how my how me people who saw the movie reacted towards it when they heard it. I can hear the crickets.
In a recent interview Zach sits down with sources and defends his character’s motivation for using the word. Implying they wanted to they really wanted to push the envelop and reveal how ignorant and stupid his character is. But on the outside looking in critics wouldn’t perceive it as so.
â€œFor someone to say that word so cluelessly, itâ€™s funny because it comes out of a place of ignorance,â€ Galifianakis explained. â€œAnd Alan doesnâ€™t know any better; heâ€™s just an idiot. Anyone who would say that so loosely is an idiot. That word can be very inflammatory but Alan is such a dimwit, itâ€™s not excusable at all but youâ€™re making fun of people that would say that word.â€
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Anyone who’s ever been hit by their better half in the middle of the night knows that snoring can be pretty frustrating for the person who isn’t the actual snorer. And anyone who’s ever done the hitting can tell you that it is about as high on the annoyance list as annoyances get.
But most tend to get over it, as their pretty little bird tweets away deep into dreamland. That said, not everyone has to share chambers with Shaquille O’Neal, all 7-1 and 300-pound whatever of him. If your better half sounds like a hummingbird, then this guy has to come off like a full blown diesel semi-engine.
So now we finally get clarification on what the hell happened to the BET Roster and why many celebrities we thought would make the cut got snubbed this year. We get the mishap from the man that runs the show Mr. Stehpen Hill who is the Executive VP of BET sat down and dished to the world on what happened with this years BET Award roster. He speaks on Trina’s vulgar response via twitter and all the support she receive from the other celebs (Read More)
BET.com: How were the nominees chosen for this yearâ€™s BET Awards?
Stephen Hill: Like every time, thereâ€™s a collection of music industry folks, bloggers, music writers and, most importantly, a collection of fans that were gleaned from BET.com. We call it the Voting Academy. We had fans, music writers, bloggers and music industry folks.
Why wasnâ€™t Trina nominated in the Female Hip Hop category?
Okay, that was because Trina didnâ€™t submit a video that was in during the eligibility period. Let me back up. To be eligible, hereâ€™s what you have to have: a video thatâ€™s submitted and then first played on BET…between April 1 of one year and March 30 of the next year. So for this eligibility period it would be April 1 of 2010 to March 30 of 2011. She did not release a video to us in that time. â€œMillion Dollar Girlâ€ came in March. I think it was March 12 or so of 2010. And so she was in last yearâ€™s nominees for that. While she was featured in Lola Monroeâ€™s video, the rules are you have to release a video of your own. You have to be the primary artist on it. You canâ€™t be just the feature artist and be eligible. So thatâ€™s why Lola Monroe was eligible but Trina was not for this year because it came out this year. So Iâ€™ve reached out to her camp. Iâ€™ve talked to the head of her label. And actually the only reason I might get off this call is because I may be getting a call from Trina while this call is going on.
If she calls you just go ahead and jump off.
And I want to be clear: We love Trina, we work with Trina. She performed â€œMillion Dollar Girlâ€ on Rip the Runway in February of 2010. So we love Trina. We definitely understand that itâ€™s a misunderstanding. And Iâ€™ll tell you now, if I were Trina and Iâ€™d released something during the eligibility period and it had not been nominated, I probably wouldâ€™ve had a little bit of side-eye too. But the truth is she just wasnâ€™t in the eligibility period.
Trina wasnâ€™t the only one throwing the side-eye. Diamond shouted her out on Twitter, and even Nicki Minaj criticized the nominees. Does that concern you at all? READ MORE
Today marks the 86th Birthday of slain civil rights leader El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, more widely known as Malcolm X. “By Any Means Necessary” was the model that he lived by, in which he taught us The public speaker and human rights activist was gunned down back in 1965 just before giving a speech in Harlem, in front of his family and a group of other muslim followers. So on this day we salute him and his legacy.
According to my homegirl Mz. Shyneka of Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, she has released statements that the homie Gucci Mane will be out of jail by the end of June. Which is 15 months earlier than we expected. Gucci, who’s real name is Radric Davis, appeared in a Fulton County jail Monday afternoon and in less than an hour, he got the best news of his life. READ MORE
West coast emcee Game has settled on a release date for his long-awaited “The R.E.D. Album.” The rap star sent out a tweet this week announcing that his next record will be arriving in stores on August 23rd. Game went on to say that fans don’t need to worry about the album being delayed again. He explains that he decided on an August release after a conference call with Interscope Records and music executive Jimmy Iovine. Game recently released the video for “The R.E.D. Album’s” first single, “Red Nation.” The clip for the Lil Wayne-assisted track has been banned by MTV and BET, but has already collected more than two-million views on YouTube. READ MORE