Celebrity Gossip Archives

NYC-based marketing/PR firm the 135th Street Agency kicked off BET Hip Hop Awards Week with its 5th Annual BBQ – now in Atlanta for the first time (instead of Harlem). On a beautiful starry night, nearly 400 VIPs packed Piedmont Park’s Magnolia Hall, including event co-hosts Fonzworth Bentley and Kelly G (BET’s Sr. Music Supervisor), along with featured DJs Drama, Trauma and Traci Steele.

Guests sipped complimentary Remy V cocktails and FUZE drinks while chowing on hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausages, bbq chicken, potato salad, baked beans, corn, Popeye’s fried chicken and an assortment of cupcakes from Cocktail Cupcakes and Tasty Cakes ATL.

While attendees danced and dined, notables such as THe Lovly Dondria, Ray J, Da Brat, French Montana, Devyne Stephens, Lil Duval, Verse Simmonds, Jovita Moore (WSB TV anchor), Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Council), Faune Watkins, D.Woods, Shanti Das, Derek J and comedian Shawty mixed and mingled.

Universal Pictures was on hand to promote their upcoming action-comedy Tower Heist, starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller. Guests enjoyed a little Tower Heist experience in the ever-popular OMG Booth, and went home with gift bags filled with swag from Dr. Miracles, Carol’s Daughter, Rocksmith, Mixed Chicks, The Source and JUICY Magazine. READ MORE

Tweet Looking At 2012 Album Release

Tweet is gearing up for the release of her new untitled studio album. The singer was last on the scene six yeas ago during the release of her second album, “It’s Me Again.” Due to lackluster sales Tweet has been under the radar. Tweet made her debut being featured in Missy Elliott’s “Take Away” video, singing vocals which replaced the original’s version Meelah (formerly of R&B group 702). Years later she released her first album “Southern Hummingbird,” which spawned two hit singles. READ MORE

Michael Jackson’s Kids Boycott Trial Coverage

Believe it or not, not all of the Jackson’s are keeping up with the trial coverage of Dr. Conrad Murray. TMZ reports that Prince, Paris, and Blanket are not giving the media coverage of the trial any of their attention. It makes perfect sense as a source came forward and said, “the manslaughter trial is just too painful to relive”. I could only imagine the pain that they feel especially for Prince and Paris because they witnessed MJ’s death. READ MORE

Taye Diggs Introduces New Children’s Book

As a child, it took Taye Diggs time to embrace his dark complexion. Now the actor is helping children accept their differences in his new children’s book, Chocolate Me. The book, which takes on issues with skin tone, is based on a poem Diggs wrote in college about being dark-skinned.  He explains where Chocolate Me came from. READ MORE

Rihanna Arrives Late to a Northern Ireland Show

Rihanna clearly pissed off some of her fans the other night when she arrived 90 MINUTES LATE!  When she finally found her way on stage, fans booed her! Rihanna tried to make it up to them through a good show and even tweeted afterwards, “Belfast sorry for being so late 2nt! Big Show! First Night! Things don’t always run smoothly or as planned, but I dearly appreciate ur patience.”  READ MORE

While some NBA ballers are focusing on other ventures during the lockout such as playing oversees, Celtics Baller Delonte West is not missing out on money and can be found working at his local furniture store. In a tweet the Boston Celtic baller said that he had a new job working at the furniture store. . . . Is the NBA lockout really this bad? READ MORE

Amber Rose Would Kick Kanye West While He Was Down!

Amber Rose is ride or die for her man (husband?) Wiz Khalifa! She made that plain and clear in a recent interview on Hot 97. The interviewer asked her several questions surrounding Kanye and for the most part she kept things clean and cool. However, when he asked her about what she thought would happen if a fight were to take place between Kanye and Wiz, Amber’s true colors came out! READ MORE

Wyclef Jean let the world know that he’s sorry for everything that he did to her. In a recent interview with Our World With Black Enterprise the musician came forward and issued an apology to Lauryn Hill as well as Pras Michael. Rumor has it that it’s Wyclef and Lauryn’s “relationship” that broke up their popular group, the Fugees. Check the interview inside. READ MORE