The Queen of soul Aretha Franklin,  couldn’t attend Houston’s funeral ceremony yesterday because of ongoing health issues or so we were told… I smell a lie!!!

Franklin, 69, canceled her scheduled appearance at Houston’s funeral service, citing leg spasms, but sources and reviews note that the soul diva was fine Saturday night when she performed the second of two soldout concerts at Radio City Music Hall.


Sources say Franklin paid tribute to Houston during her concert — was even feeling well enough to entertain 40 of her friends at the Ritz Carlton hotel on Central Park South after Saturday’s show. Hummmmm!!!!


An eyewitness says Franklin, sporting a curly blond hairstyle, arrived on the arm of her on-again, off-again fiance William Wilkerson.“It looked like everyone was having a great time.”

Word on the street is Franklin pissed Whitney’s mom and family off after hearing comments she made during an interview she taped with Al Roker which is said to be really why she was absence from Houston’s funeral. READ MORE

Over the weekend funeral services for Whitney Houston were held  (Feb 18) at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. The emotional home-going service featured performances from Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly and others, as well as a few words from  Tyler Perry, Clive Davis, Kevin Costner, Dionne Warwick, Bishop TD Jakes,  and more.

Here are all the Performances: READ MORE

 Alicia Keys gave  a very moving short eulogy, and performed “Send Me an Angel” during Whitney Houston’s funeral. Keys, who was close friends with Houston, spoke about their relationship, how Whitney came back in everyone lives in the end. Check Out The Video Below. READ MORE

Whitney Houston Obituary Program : PHOTOS

New obituary program photos used during Whitney Houston‘s funeral Saturday (Feb 18) at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey have been released.

The day before the service, photos from the program used during singer’s wake and private viewing, held Friday night (Feb 17) at the Wingham Funeral Home in Newark, were released. Click Here

GossipOnThis reports the originally believed to be the official funeral program, the program from the wake was well put together and featured photos of the singer in happier times with friends and family, including her daughter Bobbi Kristina, as well as a detailed biography. READ MORE

DMX Owes $1 MILLION In Back Child Support

DMX is being accused of owing more than $1 million in back child support, but X claims the child in question is not his….

TMZ  reports that X’s ex, Patricia Trejo, was in L.A. Superior Court Thursday morning, arguing against a motion DMX filed in their ongoing paternity case. X’s who’s been getting some extra-press asked the court for permission to perform in Europe.

You see, in paternity cases where significant child support is owed, the owing parent is prohibited from obtaining a passport without a court order and X wants a special dispensation. READ MORE

Watch : Nicki Minaj – Dirty Money {Unreleased Video}

Before Nicki Minaj became a superstar, she was hitting the streets of NYC and ATL on hood DVDs doing freestyles. An unreleased very rare video of her performing, ‘Dirty Money’ freestyle surfaced online. Nicki Minaj was recently voted #4 Hottest MC in the game, — after watching the video tell me what you think? READ MORE

Wale just dropped the video for his new single, “Slight Work” featuring Big Sean and directed by Chris Brown. READ MORE

Nate Dogg Sex Tape : Coming To A Store New You!!!

A 5-minute sex tape featuring the late Nate Dogg and an unidentified female lover surfaced and it’s being shopped to various media outlets TMZ learned. The tape was shot several years ago and it’s pretty much what you’d expect, a lot of sex with two different positions with Luther Vandross playing in the back ground… LOL

Sources tell TMZ the person in possession of the tape is currently shopping it around to the usual porn studios. So far, no takers. I think this tape might be a hard one to sell!!! LOL