Astro,Â also known as the Astronomical Kid, has entertained audiences around the world asÂ the first rapper contendant on theÂ ’X-Factor’ competition and although he was recently eliminated from the competition the world has been anticipating who would sign the Brooklyn native rapper. Rumors soon began circulating that the rapperÂ made a deal with Jay Z and hisÂ Roc Nation label but upon his first visit toÂ B.E.T’s 106 and Park the rapper said that that deal has not been made. Check inside for more of whatÂ Astro had to say to his many “astronaunts”.Â READ MORE
Atlanta rap star Ludacris is known for his contributions to the rap game, movies and various charities. He’s now addingÂ something extra to his lenghtly resume bylaunching a new educational website called Karmasworld.com, dedicated to his 10-year-old daughter, Karma Bridges.
The website is an interactive world for kids, featuring original pop songsÂ with educational lyrics, as well as games and stories that kids can play.Karmasworld.com teaches children from grades 1 to 3 and 4 to 6 academic lessons about math, science and geography, as well as ethical and social responsibilities like manners, honesty and kindness. That’s very clever of Luda! READ MORE
Shaquille O’Neal has come clean with his past in hisÂ new tell-all-book and even made light of his many infidelities with his comedic abilities but one ofÂ his old sidepieces, Vanessa Lopez, is not going away so easily. Vanessa Lopez has filed a lawsuit against the former NBA star,Â claiming he has assaulted her, caused her emotional distress, as well as some other claims. See what happens when you keep putting your hand in the cookie jar? I guess Shaq learned nothing from Kobe. Shaunie O’Neal is somewhere sipping a glass of wine and laughing her head off..check inside for more deets on Shaq’s newest legal woes. READ MORE
A jury on Wednesday convicted a former professional wrestler of 14 felonious assaultÂ counts alleging he had sex with women without telling them he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Hamilton County jurors deliberated over two days before returning the verdict against Andre Davis, of Cincinnati.
Â Prosecutors said the 29-year-old Davis, who wrestled using stage names including Gangsta of Love, Sweet Sexy Sensation and Andre Heart, violated state law by not telling a dozen sex partners about his HIV status or lying to them.
Davisâ€™ attorney, Greg Cohen, told WLWT-TV he would appeal the verdict. He said the state law regarding HIV and felonious assault is poorly written because it doesnâ€™tÂ require proof that there has been â€œharm or an attempt to commit harm.â€
All 12 of the women who accused Davis testified that they had unprotected sex with him and he either never told them or lied about HIV, which can be transmitted throughÂ unprotected sex.
The judge, citing medical privacy laws, prohibited attorneys from bringing up whether any of the women was infected with the virus. Prosecutor Amy Tranter told WLWT that the case involved a great deal of testimony and that jurors considered evidence â€œstep by step.â€ READ MORE
It doesn’t appear as if the R&B group Blackstreet will be getting together for a reunion any time soon. According to DiaryofaHollywoodStreetKing, Teddy Riley and Chauncey Hannibal have filed a lawsuit against fellow group members Mark Middleton and Eric Williams. Teddy and Chauncey claim they each own one half of the Blackstreet trademark, but say that Mark and Eric have been using the group’s name to book performances without permission. READ MORE
Michael Jackson’s former dermatologist is under investigation. TMZ.com says the Medical Board of California has subpoenaed Dr. Arnold Klein to answer allegations that he may have overprescribed the drug Demerol to the late singer. Klein is due to appear in court on December 15th. READ MORE
Ja Rule is reaching out to fans for the first time since beginning his time behind bars. In a letter written to “Vibe” magazine, the rap star reveals he’s been dealing with a rather mixed bag of emotions while in prison. Ja says while it’s nice that some inmates look at him as a star, he can’t help but be saddened by the stories of some of the other prisoners. READ MORE
Tonight I was invited to the private viewing party for T.I. and Tiny’s new reality tv show which was hosted by the couple! The event was a family affair was the coupleâ€™s family was in full attendance. Both of their mothers Violeta Morgan (T.I.â€™s mom) & Dianne Cottle (Tinyâ€™s Mom) along with their children King, Major, Zonnique (OMG Girlz) Messiyah, Deyjah & Domani were there to join the festivities as well as other family friends.
I watched the show for the first time andÂ got a better understanding of how Tiny & TI are really living.Â The show not only kept me laughing but showed another side of T.I. that dwells within his relationship with his children as well as how hard Tiny rides for her man but moreover it helped me realize how the Harris family is just like any other family. They have just been blessed with the opportunity to share their talents and bond with the world.
I spoke with Tipâ€™s mother briefly after the screening and she expressed how proud she was of her son and his dedication to his family. I couldn’t help but to laugh as she discussed the coupleâ€™s many â€œbedroom scenesâ€ with Mrs. Cottle (so expect some steamy scenes). Unfortunately Tinyâ€™s father was not in attendance but he remains in our prayers.
Of courseÂ the beautiful Kandi Burruss and Toya Wright were in attendance supporting their girl!
Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks) brought his lovely wife Alexandria Lopez to the screening! Look inside for more exclusive pictures and to see what other celebs were in attendance. READ MORE