Monday, July 31, 2006
Introducing Mojoe - a San Antonio-bred rap duo who reminds me of Outkast back in the day. They are signed to Mathew Knowles' Music World imprint. I like their music - NO, it's nothing like Mike Jones/Slim Thug/Paul Wall/D4L, etc.
Click below to listen:
Third Coast Anthem
Sunday, July 30, 2006
He looks like he won the lottery!
JD told a media outlet that Christina Aguilera and BritneySpears are nothing but copycats of his main chick Janet Jackson. Apparently, he's a lil peturbed at the fact that nobody in R&B/Pop is original. He been telling other media folks that Janet basically kicked off this whole dance hard-sing light-look sexy trend and everybody in the game now is doing nothing but copying her. And of course, he had to bring Hov's chick Beyonce into the mix. He said:
"Only Janet records sound like her. I always look and think, 'Where's Beyonce going to be in 20 years?' It's hard for me to visualise. I don't put them on the same plane."
Janet must REALLY have some good, uhm, Control...
I have a hunch that Jermaine would look a hell of a lot better if he got that grill worked on. He has the money. What's up??
The following is the complete text of Mel Gibson's statement regarding his arrest for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol:
"After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the L.A. County sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person.
"I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said and I apologize to anyone who I have offended.
"Also, I take this opportunity to apologize to the deputies involved for my belligerent behavior. They have always been there for me in my community and indeed probably saved me from myself. I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry.
"I have battled the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse. I apologize for any behavior unbecoming of me in my inebriated state and have already taken necessary steps to ensure my return to health."
You know, I'm all for the underdog, the hypocrite, and the troubled soul. So, although I'm not a JEW and he didn't say anything anti-black while being arrested, I'm cool with Mel Gibson's apology.
There's a pretty decent article on Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, the other half of Alicia Key's company, Krucial Keys. I don't know if they are together/together or not because when asked if they are, he says, "I'll let the people decide what it is. It's really about the music. It's about the music."
Oh yeah, he has a rap CD coming out soon.
Prince and wife getting divorced after 5 years.
For this woman...?
MUSIC-industry insiders are whispering about the real reason Prince split from his wife of five years, Testolini Nelson. "Prince has been spending an inordinate amount of time with his new protégé, Tamar," said our source. "He is trying to get her signed with a major label and has her doing the rounds. Everyone takes the meeting because of Prince, but she's just a pretty girl singing Prince songs. It is not very good. He hasn't found a taker, but he is smitten with her."
Oprah Winfrey and Gayle "my best friend" King, recently addressed their friendship in "O" Magazine. Why they felt the need to clarify the gay rumors is beyond me, but they did. Of course, there has been a backlash due to some of their comments in the interview, but what did they expect? Straight people do not need to do anything to prove they are straight other than BE straight.
I understand close female friendships, but Oprah and Gayle's is too close. NO, I don't think they are gay, but I do think they have a dysfunctional friendship. You can't put your best friend before your husband, Gayle. And Stedman has always known his place. It's too much. Too much!
Click here to read a portion of "Oprah and Gayle: Uncensored!" (oh joy)
Quotes from the interview:
"If Oprah were a man, I'd marry her."
- Gayle King
"I understand why people think we're gay. There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it - how can you be this close without it being sexual? My relationship with Gayle is ...other wordly..."
- Oprah Winfrey
Don't worry Oprah, if you really believe that your relationship with Gayle is "other wordly", pretty soon it will be sexual. Or maybe they are Asexual now...?
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Click here to hear Monica's new song, Sideline Ho.
Monica is the original Ghetto Girl. Before there was ever a Keyshia Cole, there was Down Ass Monica. The difference between Keyshia and Monica, however, is that Monica is too down. She spent most of the last decade chillin in the cut when she should have been chillin in the studio. I don't respect her hustle AT ALL.
I don't really like this song. I hate mistresses and chics on the side, but I hate wives/girlfriends who are satisfied that "he comes home to me every night" even more. Where's the dignity?
DMX Rejects Plea Bargain
DMX turned down a plea bargain yesterday in his latest traffic case. The rapper was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor, after being stopped by police for speeding last month (June 2). After yesterday’s hearing DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, confirmed that a deal had been offered and rejected. After leaving court, the rapper told reporters he did not feel as if he was being treated fairly. He said, “I don’t feel good about this at all, it’s not fair—$25,000 for traffic tickets? Come on. Let’s keep it real.”
#1 - Let's keep it real real. Judging from the fact that all he ever does is ride dirt bikes and shoot the shit with some redneck, I'm thinking $25K just might be out of the budget.
#2 - With a crackhead behind the wheel, I'm surprised it's just $25K.
The Game's One Blood. Let me tell you now, if you haven't downloaded a song before, download this one. I'm the first to complain about how much The Game name drops, but this beat is sooo sick! If the rest of The Doctor's Advocate is like this, I'm about to be impressed. I might even purchase it.
Method Man, Wendy Williams Incident.
Watch it Meth; that thing might whip your ass and make you his/her B----.
Preview of Dame Dash's movie Shadowboxer.
The reviews suck, but the preview seems interesting.
As you know, LeToya Luckett's self-titled CD was released yesterday (7/25) and is expected to do well on the strength of her hit "Torn". Not to be outdone, LeToya's former band member Beyonce pulled a catty move by making her album "B'Day" available for pre-order on iTunes, thereby undercutting LeToya's sales. Bey's album was originally scheduled for release Sept. 5 but the pre-order was pushed up 2 months in advance. Beyonnce just couldn't resist giving the ex-Destiny's Child member a virtual bitch slap.
You rollin' with the big dogs now Toya. Suck it up.
T.I. and Tiny in Japan
Something about this aint gangsta...
Janet's new video, Call on Me.
Ah, Janet. Let's leave the pony tails to everyone under 30; surely let's snatch it off of your 40 year old head.
I'm going to go on and put it out there: I think Janet tried to pull one over on us. I think Janet had lipo. One day she emerges at over 200 lbs. with a twinkie in her mouth, the next day she runs on the beach and does a few sit ups, then like that weekend she'd lost a whole person.
And is she molesting Nelly in the video? He looks very uncomfortable next to her. It's almost like he doesn't want to touch his mama. But, that might just be me...
The video is weak, for lack of a better word. She and JD look really cute there at the end, however.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Don't act like you surprised.
HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- Andrea Yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday in her second murder trial for the bathtub drownings of her young children.
Yates, 42, will now be committed to a state mental hospital, with periodic hearings before a judge to determine whether she should be released. An earlier jury had found her guilty of murder, but the verdict was overturned on appeal.
The defense never disputed that Yates drowned her five children one by one in the bathtub of their Houston-area home. But they said she suffered from severe postpartum psychosis and, in a delusional state, believed Satan was inside her and was trying to save them from hell. (more here)
There could have been no other verdict. After all, Yates was a white, Suburban soccer mom. How many white men and women with kids must have thought, "There go I?"
This case was important for white men and women all across America. Yeah, OJ got off, but that white woman chose to be with that crazy nigga. What did she expect? But, this white woman represented zillions of other stressed out, crazy, white housewives with too many kids. America couldn't set a precedent of sending soccer moms to jail for life (or death).
If Andrea would have been ANY black woman, suburban or ghetto, she would have already been executed. Or waiting on her day. There certainly wouldn't have been a re-trial due to a small lie about a television show. Yet, Andrea got that re-trial and now she's on her way to a crazy house. Of course, some ego-driven psychiatrist will say she's "recovered" in less than 2 years. She'll just have more kids and nut up again.
Clearly, the broad is crazy. But, I think she was more MAD crazy than crazy/crazy. She was tired of having kids, tired of being home... and Rusty wasn't hearing it. So she was like, I'll show him. That evil troll knew she had ONE hour to commit the murders, and she worked fast and furiously to complete her mission.
Why didn't the bitch just smoke a blunt?
(Sorry for my language, but when you plan to kill all five of your kids, the least you are is a bitch.)
The bottom line is that there are tons of people in jail for 25 years or more for crimes much less serious than this one. Apparently, Texas is hard on robbers, kidnappers, random murderers, and small time dope dealers -- but if you're a white bitch contemplating drowning your kids, Texas is the place to be.
Lance Bass band member of 'N Sync, says he's gay and in a "very stable" relationship with a reality show star. Bass, who formed 'N Sync with Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick, tells People magazine that he didn't earlier disclose his sexuality because he didn't want to affect the group's popularity.
"I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," he tells the magazine.
Now would the following people please step forward:
Missy/Tweet/Eve/DaBrat (maybe they're already out)
Wendy Williams (you can't tell me she wasn't born a man)
Sisquo (the Drag___on)
Mo'Nique recently appeared on The View. Finger waves, hairy legs, and all.
I love Mo'nique's spirit and her love for Black folks. BUT, lately she's been saying some jacked up stuff. In the clip above, she says that Black women don't shave their legs and, damn, she's wearing finger waves. But Barbara Walters needs to be chit'lin-slapped for calling Mo'Niques twins "creatures", etc.
More Dumb Talk from Mo'Nique
She recently admitted to being in an open marriage. Said she sends her man to Brazil with condoms because she knows that "when a man goes to Brazil with the fellas he's really going to get some [insert dirty word]." Is that right?
Really, I don't think that's why her man hangs out with the fellas.
They have some live shit going on over there...
Sunday, July 23, 2006
LeToya is more than the girl from Destiny's Child, but you knew who I was talking about.
In all the hoopla of Keyshia Cole and DMX's BET reality shows, I overlooked LeToya's two part special, "LeToya - The H-Town Chick". The second episode aired on Monday.
Also, click below to view Toya's new video, "She Don't", staring the one and only Slim Thugga. (Cute video, still.) Watch out, Bey.
CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE FULL CD
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In case you're wondering what LaTavia Roberson, the other ex-member of Destiny's Child, has been up to lately, there's a story on her at blackvoices.com. Click here to read it. In a nutshell: she's been chillin, taking care of family, and living off an undisclosed settlement amount. She says she's in the studio and she's working on a reality show.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
It looks like Eddie Murphy and Melanie Brown, AKA: "Scary Spice" and Mel B, are feeling each other so much that they are going to go all the way.Reports say the actor/comedian, 45, and the former Spice Girls singer, 31, have scheduled their nuptials for this September. The so-called "dream wedding" is scheduled to be held at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.Eddie Murphy is really serious about appearing straight, aint he? As far as I'm concerned, he could marry 35 women and I'd still be convinced that Johnny Gill is the love of his life.
I hope Scary Spice is ready to pump out some more mini-Eddies...
Now he's with, her:
I've never been too impressed by this coupling. It kinda starts and stops at "Old Light Skinned Rapper(?) with Pimpish Flair Buys Bleached Blonde with Fake Tits". I need a little bit more to impress me. For instance....
Yeah she's older and he's Bushwick Bill with two good eyes, but come on. He did well. I'm impressed.
This is Bey and Jay. Need I say why I'm impressed?
When you first heard about Ashanti and Nelly you yawned and didn't even ask questions, right? But now, when you see them together it's actually pretty damn beautiful:
White girl thinking to herself: Oh my God! This gig really paid off! I know he can't resist my ivory charms!
Nelly thinking to himself: Damn, wet dog hands...Ugh.
Ashanti to White Girl: You wish.
Monday, July 17, 2006
Bush and Blair were unaware that an event at the Group of Eight summit was a photo opportunity, with media representatives present. Blair later turned off the microphone.
The president was expressing frustration at the United Nations' stance on the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict in Lebanon.
Apparently not expecting an open mike to pick up his remarks, Bush told Blair: "See the irony is what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over."(See video here.)
The video is actually pretty entertaining. While stuffing his face, Bush effortlessly sums up how to end the war. When Blair realizes that they are talking into an open mic, I swear he looks at Bush like, "You idiot, the bloody microphone is on"...but that just might be me.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
According to mediatakeout.com, a site that has zero credibility, Jay-Z has been frantically hiding his mother's lesbian lifestyle. Who really cares? CLICK HERE TO READ.
Dec. 4th (below) is a nice video. I like the Beyonce parts, especially when Jay pushes her head damn near off.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Staying on top of the game this week is Gnarls Barkley, moving up one step to No. 5. This week, the eclectic duo is holding on to the rap game, moving 55,900 units. After 9 weeks on the charts, St. Elsewhere is keeping the tune in check with 452,400 discs sold thus far.
One time for the little men.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am is keen to distance his band from hip-hop because the genre's music is "angry" and "negative." The hitmaker admits the group started out as a hip-hop act, but he now wants nothing to do with the rap scene.
He says, "When you compare it to today's standards of what hip-hop is... don't even call it that, 'cos that's, like, an insult. Today's hip-hop is just angry, negative music that just makes black people look bad."
Hush, William. YOU make black people look bad.
I like DMX: Soul of a Man more than I liked Being Bobby Brown. Yes, I said it! X really started things off with a bang:
I'll fuck a midget up. Straight up. I'll bust a midget ass if he talks to me the wrong way.
We speculated about what Whit and Bobby did behind closed doors, but during one rare moment of sobriety, DMX confesses,
"My brother laced a blunt one time after a robbery....it created a monster."Then we see him in a convenience store dancing, rambling, cooking eggs in the microwave (cracking the eggs in the store, mind you), and leaving with a basket full of ketchup -- 36 hours late for the studio. Top that with your hemorroid creme, Bobby.
My goodness, X is a troubled man! His poetry is so moving, though. Just like LORD GIVE ME A SIGN, the theme song to the show. Download it or watch the video -- the beat, the sound...I love the song. Makes Jesus Walks look like a nursery school rhyme.
Man is a show that you can watch by yourself, if you want. Get your soul saved because I know that nigga's going to be a preacher by the end of the season. Or smoking a pipe on camera. Either way it's gonna be some depressing shit!
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Keyshia Cole.... Down Ass Bitch Numero Uno. I kept expecting her to pull out a Food Stamp card and nonchalantly confirm: "Aint shit changed. Nah' mean?"
This might be a hit. Keyshia's a star right now, so she's going to have some interesting moments on camera. Not that this is one, but she actually expected us to believe without question (because she's so real) that dope dealers used to give her $50 just to sing songs for them. She hummed alright.
After hearing about all of her struggles, I started thinking, "that girl is too real." Then it got real real. As I uncomfortably watched Keyshia tearfully telling her neices and nephews,
"don't be leaving me in the dark... I want to know what's going on with y'all. I gotta take care of my family...that's all who took care of me,"the pink elephant in the dirty room stepped up. Did Keyshia just pour out all of her heartwrenching concern for her family in her sister's dirty, sparcely furnished cubicle of an apartment?
What's up? I know Keyshia got that first check by now!
Cut to Keyshia's gaybestfriendmanager:
Keysha neices is her kids; that's the way she sees it,"Keyshia's parenting skills are pretty 'effed up then. Why the kids living in squalor Keyshia? Have you ever given them any money??
Then Keyshia's sister, a woman who unaturally calls something other than herself "so ghetto", cries into the camera, "It's a blessing to see her come from being broke."
I don't know if her tears were from realizing how much money Keyshia has, or from realizing how much money she apparantly aint sharing.
Keith Borders tries hard not to scare people. He’s 6-foot-7, a garrulous lawyer who talks with his hands. And he’s black. Many people find him threatening. He works hard to prove otherwise.This kind of pisses me off. Do you really have to minimize yourselves like this? If so... damn, I'M sorry.
“I have a very keen sense of my size and how I communicate,” says Borders of Mason, Ohio. “I end up putting my hands in my pockets or behind me. I stand with my feet closer together. With my feet spread out, it looks like I’m taking a stance. And I use a softer voice.”
Every day, African-American men consciously work to offset stereotypes about them — that they are dangerous, aggressive, angry. Some smile a lot, dress conservatively and speak with deference: “Yes, sir,” or “No, ma’am.” They are mindful of their bodies, careful not to dart into closing elevators or stand too close in grocery stores. (MORE HERE)
I wish that all Blacks could move to Africa (after AIDS is gone) and have a country all to ourselves. Then again, I'm trippin'. Can Al or Jesse really run the country? Would we vote Jay-Z for president? Would weed instantly become legal? And too expensive? Would we get a second chance at credit? And how fast would we fuck it up?
Actually, we probably would vote Jay for president IF he didn't run with Memphis Bleek. How about Oprah Winfrey for VP? Or Keyshia Cole? We'd show Korea what's up then...
Would I ever find another fast food restaurant with good service? ALL of the schools would be "black schools"... All of the tv programmers would be black ...all the doctors ...all the nurses ...all the cops. Would the whole country end up like New Orleans, pre-Katrina?
How many black men would escape to be with white women?
Well, clearly, we're not ready to lead the country, but in defiance of Blacks having to minimize ourselves, I am going to be as Black as humanly possible in Corporate America from now on.
- No more happy hours with white women who get drunk off the first drink.
- No more happy hours at white-only bars.
- No more hearty laughter at corney jokes.
- No more passive aggressive responses to "You Go Girl!" (and the like). I'm suing.
- No more chipping in on birthday gifts, baby shower gifts, or weddings gifts. I don't care about your new legitimate baby, your birthday, or your 4th wedding and 4th name change.
- No more lunches with Amy and Jill; you BORE me.
- No more pretending that I'm taking trips around the world during my vacation when all I want to do is CHILL in the CITY.
- No more FLAGS around my desk.
The sound doesn't exactly match up with the feed, but nothing's perfect. ;-)
Beyonce is a bad bitch. I hope she and Jay stay together. Otherwise, later she might feel stupid for hanging on him in this video while he maintains indifference. Then again, he does kinda melt when she's behind him. Or is it just my imagination?
Beyonce's Woman Like Me
I should make this Required Listening for potential mates...
Sunday, July 9, 2006
Here's my take on nuddie pictures: there's no such thing as "tasteful". A woman in a raunchy magazine is just as naked as a woman in Playboy. It's like comparing a ho to a call girl. Same work, different clientele.
I concede that Stacey's pictures are somewhat "tasteful" and she sure looks good for 40, hell she looks good for 30. But I can't lie: I've lost some respect for Ms. Dash. What kind of girl wraps her naked ass around a chair like Raj on What's Happening for a photo shoot?
CLICK HERE to see ALL the pictures. Warning: FULL NUDE PICS AHEAD.
Friday, July 7, 2006
Here's a pic of Kim on the way home from Jail:
WHOA!!! Who's this regular black chic?
And here's a picture of her at home, walking in her backyard in New Jeresey:
She looks so much smaller, body-wise, in this picture. That head still screams "MASK" though.
I like Lil Kim. I think she's a survivor with a big heart.
Kimora Lee, will be on the next King cover.
The 6-foot-tall model-turned-designer insists men don't hit on her. "Guys do not step to me! They don't, and if they do, they're a certain kind of a guy, like some little kid in the club. Like, 'What, do you even know who I am?' But no one ever steps to me, I guess 'cause they are being respectful." Thomas asks: "Because of the affiliation?" - meaning Russell. Kimora pauses and stammers: "I mean, yeah ... uh, I don't know."
Wonder how she looks from the back?
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Three "lost episodes" of Chappelle's Show —assembled from footage shot for the planned third season — begin airing Sunday (9 p.m. ET/PT). Several of the sketches, which were filmed starting in fall 2004, play off the comedian's newfound fame and fortune:
• An $8 haircut suddenly costs $11,000 when the barber realizes Chappelle is a $50 million man; a $28 car wash becomes $873.
• He exacts dark revenge on characters who wronged him, including a girlfriend who dumped him as he was about to propose, a casting agent who said he didn't have "it" and a comedy-club owner who banned him.
• A third sketch has him visiting a "Wizard of Hollywood," to whom "he lays out a lot of his issues, his struggle with the mainstream entertainment business," network chief Doug Herzog says. Herzog describes the episodes as a fascinating window into the comedian, to whom he has not spoken since December. "If Dave were a recording artist and this was his third album, critics would say he turned the lens on himself a little. Given everything that's gone on, it's a little fascinating and a little heartbreaking."
I don't want another Dave Chappelle Block Party. Make me laugh, not think! ;-)
I don't want any Chappelle Stans to send me a virus, buuuut... I was never a huge Chappelle Show fan. He did indeed make me laugh plenty, but he could get a little too "out there" with the silliness. Not the Damon Wayans kind of "out there" - HELL NO - but you know what I mean.
There has never been a worst host in the history of television than Damon Wayans on the BET Awards. Did he audition and win that role? How? Is he depressed? Has he been on an island somewhere with no Blacks around? WTF was he talking about???
Damon has made me hate ALL of the Wayans brothers.
...no matter how good they look!
I'm a minimalist. I don't really get into a lot of bells and whistles, so I don't anticipate that this page will get much jazzier than it is.
I like it.
I'm nosey. I love words. So what better way to express myself than a "gossip" page of sorts? ~Sigh~ I hate to label it a gossip page because it's really more than that - or at least it will grow to be more than that - but for the sake of those who don't care to get too deep, it's a gossip page.
I must tell you that I don't have ANY inside scoops. I don't know ANY celebrities and I probably won't meet any for a while. That being said (how I despise that phrase and promise to never use it again), I get my information from other entertainment/news sites. You may, infact, be an owner of one of those sites. I may reference you, or I may not.
The reason that I don't mind lifting pics and stories from other sites is because I don't JUST lift them; I make everything my own. I don't take your idea, or your joke, or your insight. So if I heard about it from Concrete Loop or Crunk & Disorderly or Nahright.com or Allhiphop.com, THANK YOU. But I might not mention you after this. Blame it on the herb and my laziness, not my heart.
Shits and Giggles from Houston. Shits and Giggles.
If Stacey really is posing for the mag, I feel a little funny. Surely she doesn't need money that badly? I know I haven't seen her since the All Fall's Down video (beautiful!), and I know cousin Dame Dash aint really, like, working right now - but Playboy? Smooth Magazine wasn't enough?
On second thought: Do your thing Stacey. White women do it. Hell, Vanessa Williams did her thing back in the day. Matter-of-fact... Shout out to Old School!
Hey, this is my site. I do what I want to...do what I want to...
I talk about Brandy as much as the next person, but did the The View hags have to ask B about her tats, her hair, and if her mother were an alcoholic when she named her?
Come on White Women. You had Star around for years. Aren't you bitches used to a black woman yet?
Click on the pic above to watch. Brandy handles herself well. She's best on tv.
This is too funny. Watch how Jamie Foxx completely kills this man's chance of ever telling another joke HERE.
I can't wait for Jamie's next stand-up special. I caught the tension between Jamie and Kanye West at the BET Awards. I can imagine that Jamie has a lot of gay/metrosexual jokes about Kanye and Pharrell ...and John Legend ...and Fornsworth Bentley ...and Rhymefest ...just dying to come out (pun unavoidable).
To prove my point, check out Pharrell and Kanye's soft porn offering...HERE. For some sick and unexplainable reason, this video almost makes me root for their love...