Michael Jackson’s extraordinary contributions to the world of music will take center stage during this year’s GRAMMY Awards. E! News is reporting that the “King of Pop” will be one of five artists to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Other acts receiving the special honor include Bobby Darin, Leonard Cohen, Loretta Lynn and Andre Previn. The awards will be handed out at a special invite-only ceremony on January 30th, the day before the actual GRAMMY Awards take place. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be the 14th GRAMMY of Michael Jackson’s career, and it may not be his last. The soundtrack to Michael Jackson’s film “This Is It” will be eligible for a GRAMMY nomination in 2011. Watch the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Sunday, January 31st at 8:00 pm on CBS TV.
Several members of the security team at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in Atlantic City have been fired.The employees were let go for their involvement in a fight last month. Video of the brawl appeared online November 30th, and showed several members of security beating two men in the club’s parking lot. Couri Glen, who is now the former supervisor of security, says the employees were initially suspended and then fired for misconduct. Glen claims the two men were removed from the 40/40 club after security received several complaints that they were groping women. Glen says he tried to escort the men out of the building, at which point they began throwing punches.
Following the fight, police said charges would be filed against the 40/40 club’s security team. A list of charges has yet to be reported.
Chris Brown’s Thursday morning interview with a Seattle radio station didn’t quite go as planned. Chris Brown hung up on KUBE 93’s “Wake Up Show” after the host began asking about Rihanna. Brown started the interview by discussing his new album “Graffiti,” but when the topic eventually turned to his former flame the singer wanted to change the topic. Following the first Rihanna question Brown responded, quote, “I’m really done talking about the whole situation…I’m just moving forward.” Undeterred, the DJ followed-up by asking Brown, quote, “did Rihanna throw you under the bus or what?” Before the “I Can Transform Ya” singer could respond, his handler told the station “alright guys” and hung up the phone.
Chris Brown was arrested for assault last February after he beat his ex-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna. He pled guilty to felony assault over the summer and is currently serving five years on probation. On Tuesday, he released his third studio album, “Graffiti.”
It was already understood that Monica Danger, of VH1â€™s â€œFor the Love of Ray Jâ€ was umâ€¦ misunderstood, but according to sources, she recently reached her breaking point. After giving birth to her daughter, she suffered from postpartum depression. Her friends told sources that after an intense disagreement with the father of her child, she pulled a Britney Spears, and cut off all of hair. SMHâ€¦ NO MAN IS WORTH IT LADIES.
She has been admitted into a psychiatric institution and is under watch for 48 hours. People should have known something was up when she threatened Unique, another former contestant fromVH1â€™s â€œFor the Love of Ray Jâ€ and admitted to having thoughts of wanting to kill other girls in the house.
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The release of Lil Wayne’s rock-inspired “Rebirth” album has hit yet another delay. Rapbasement.com is reporting that the record has been pushed back from December 21st to a February 1st release. A reason for the postponement was not announced. Wayne’s “Rebirth” has experienced several delays during the year. The record was originally set to drop in April, but has been continually moved back throughout 2009. The first single from the album, “Prom Queen,” arrived last January and reached as high as number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Rebirth” is said to include guest appearances from artists like Eminem, Lenny Kravitz and Pete Wentz.
February is now shaping up to be a big month with Lil Wayne. Along with dropping his “Rebirth” record, “Weezy” will also be sentenced for felony gun possession in New York. He pled guilty to the charge in October after police found a handgun on his tour bus in 2007. Lil Wayne will be sentenced to one year behind bars, but he is expected to serve eight to ten months for good behavior. Â RecentlyÂ Lil Wayne shot a video for â€œOn Fireâ€ in Miami with rockersÂ MAYDAY andÂ Derick G was there like always. Check out the pictures from the video shoot down below. Shout out Newlilwayne.com for the pic’s
Kandi, Toya, Diamond, & Rasheeda were lost for words after all of twitterland came out to their meet and tweet showing them so much love.. I must say that even I was like damn after seeing over 500 people who came out to meet the girls …. Tiny wanted to be there but could not because she had to go see her Boo Mr Harris…
The girls wanted everyone to know that for anyone that could not make this one they will be doing this event again and will be doing it in other cities… Kandi, Toya, Diamond, & Rasheeda I only have Â one suggestion if yall dont mind please make it closer to a bus-line cause everyone don’t have cars and gas for all that driving… LOL Here are all the pictures …
The world is wondering what made everyone who was anyone in the music industry come out for the launchÂ of Vevo… Vevo is an online music video website owned by Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, EMI and Abu Dhabi Music Company, that is developed and hosted by YouTube, Sony, and Google, with content being initially provided by Universal Music Group. Its kinda like the online version of MTV and BET and will focus on music video’s and live concerts…
Artist like Rihanna, Ciara, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, a number of record label executives and more all showed up at Skylight Studio in New York City. This site will soon become one of the most powerful music sites in the world… Our friends over at Gossiponthis.com posted all the pics from the event…
It seem like these days Nas cant get a brake … A judge is telling Nas to dig deep and pay up. On Wednesday, during divorce proceedings with estranged wife Kelis, the judge ordered the rapper to pay more than 40-thousand dollars in spousal support and more than ten-thousand-dollars in child support to the “Milkshake” singer. While she has had custody of the kids, Nas testified on the stand that he would like to have overnights with his son. Kelis said earlier in the day’s proceedings that she had made an attempt to patch things up with Nas in September, but it just didn’t work out.
As for Nas, the divorce hearings are not the only legal trouble he has dealt with recently. The rapper was arrested on September 10th for driving under the influence, for which charges are still pending. The couple is still married, although living apart. They have been in court lately to work out their divorce. Nas and Kelis tied the knot in 2005, but she filed for divorce last April. On July 21st, Kelis gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son named Knight.