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.
Hulk Hogan is reportedly set to take another bride.Â E! Online reports that the pro wrestling giant is engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Jennifer McDaniel.Â Darren Prince, a rep for the 56-year-old wrestler said, quote, “Jennifer showed my wife her big, gorgeous ring while we were in Brisbane, Australia last week at Hulk’s wrestling match.”Â The pending nuptials follow a tumultuous year in Hogan’s love life.Â Hulk filed for divorce from Linda Bollea, his wife of over 20 years in 2007.
Although the couple’s divorce proceedings were finalized earlier this year, Hogan is suing his ex, claiming that she pillaged their Florida home before vacating the premises.Â Among the fixtures allegedly stolen — as itemized in court docs — was a wooden antique toilet seat.
The Collective Renaissance Guild (CRG), (pictured above with newly elected Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed) held its 2nd Annual Winter Ball at the Persian Galleries last Saturday (December 5, 2009). Special guests included members of Atlantaâ€™s business, entertainment and political communities, along with several celebrities.
This year, CRG honored actress Nicole Ari Parker, Rainforest Filmsâ€™ Will Packer and Rob Hardy for their artistic innovation and their contribution to the growth of Atlantaâ€™s film industry. Here are all the pic’s
Gatorade has quenched its thirst for Tiger Woods.Â Radaronline is reporting that the drink manufacturer has dropped the golfing icon from its advertising roster.Â Gatorade released a statement saying their decision to discontinue their “Tiger Focus” drink had nothing to do with the extramarital affair scandal involving Woods.Â They state, quote, “We decided several months ago to discontinue Gatorade Tiger Focus along with some other products to make room for our planned series of innovative products in 2010.Â We hope to share more about our 2010 plans soon.”
Tiger Woods crashed his SUV into a neighbor’s tree on the morning of November 27th.Â Following the accident, it was reported that Woods had been having an affair.Â Several women have since come forward alleging that they have been intimate with the golfing superstar.Â Woods has apologized for his “transgressions,” while sponsors like Nike have remained supportive of the sports icon.
Bryant Gumbel has revealed that he’s been treated for lung cancer. During an appearance on Tuesday’s “Live! With Regis & Kelly,” he said he had surgery last month to remove a malignant tumor.Â Gumbel is 61-years-old.Â He admitted on the show that he’s been keeping his medical problems private.For many years Bryant keep Amrica tuned in every morning to watch him so it hurts my heart to know that he is dealing with all this..
My thoughts and prays are with Tyler and his family after hearing that his mother passed. Tyler Perry’s mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died Tuesday.
“My mother is the wisdom of Madea, ” Perry said. She was 64.
“Thank you for all your prayers,” Perry said on the “e-mail messages from Tyler” section of his online site tylerperry.com.
Perry said he based his most popular — and notorious — character, Madea, partially on his mom. Late Tuesday morning, he sent out posts on his FaceBook and Twitter pages directing fans and followers to his Web site saying, “I just sent out an email that Iâ€™d like to share with you. Please check it out.”
According to the FaceBook page “Please Pray for Mother Maxine Perry — Tyler’s Mom,” she has been sick since late August, although no details about an ailment werementioned.
Maxine Perry was a pre-school teacher who worked at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center most of her life. Perry said he and his siblings endured the abuse of their father Emmett R. Perry Sr., for whom Tyler was named before changing his name. But he said his mother bore the brunt of the abuse when he was younger.
Perry was reportedly planning to go on the road for another tour of live “Madea” shows, according to StraightFromTheA.com, but it is unclear how his mother’s death will impact his schedule.
New York emcee Nas has an explanation for his September arrest on driving under the influence charges.Â TMZ.com recently caught up with the rap star, who says his arrest was the result of racial profiling.Â Nas proclaims, quote, “You know what it is…profiling man,” adding, quote, “they can’t stop a good man from shining man.”Â Last week it was reported that Nas was arrested back in September on DUI charges in the Atlanta, Georgia area.Â The police report stated that the emcee had a “green tongue with raised taste buds” and a pulse that reached 116 beats per minute.Â The officer on the scene also reported that Nas’ vehicle smelled of “raw marijuana” and that he had, quote, “eyelid tremors in both eyes and body tremors.”
Nas admitted to smoking marijuana at his friend’s house earlier in the evening, and proceeded to fail a field sobriety test.Â The charges were eventually dropped when Nas’ drug test came back negative.