Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ashanti on the cover of Page Six

Ashanti is gracing the cover of Page Six looking kinda tight in the face and in a questionable outfit. Maybe its just too late in the day..I get judgemental. Lol.

Inside she talks about the industry, Nelly, marriage, Rihanna, and who she feels like is her competition. Should be interesting....

Star Candids: Mr. and Mrs. Jigga (well kinda) and Solange, Solange performs "I Decided", and Jay-Z on the cover of Vibe

Beyonce and Jay were spotted in NYC. Clearly Beyonce was not feeling the paps today because she blocked them the whole time with her Gucci bag:

And Solange and her Fendi were caught leaving GMTV studios in London today where she performed "I decided":

Check out the video here:

And Jay-Z is rocking the cover of VIBE magazine's 15th Anniversary issue:

Wyclef stealing jewelry?, Nelly's Alternate album cover, and Project Runway

Jacob the Jeweler is accusing Wyclef of owing him money. Jacob Arabov went to prison last month after being convicted of laundering millions of dollars for the Black Mafia Family. Now Arabov has filed a lawsuit against rapper Wyclef claiming that the artist owes over $300,000 in oustanding bills.

The New York Daily News reports that a lawsuit was filed yesterday and Jacob & Co. accused Wyclef of purchasing $765,000 worth of watches and jewels between March 02' and January 06'. Jacob claims he has a balance of $319,680.

Just released is an alternate album cover for Nelly's brand new album brass knuckes:

Here is the actual cover:

Here is the alternate cover:

Which do you like better?

And in case you have not been tuning in to Bravo's Project Runway....Here are a couple of designers I think you should look out for....

Terri is as a freelance stylist and designer from Chicago. She has worked as an assistant designer to Barbara Bates, a stylist and merchandiser for Nordstrom, and a regional visual manager for Levi's.

Originally from Liberia, Korto moved to Canada to attend fashion school. After school, she moved outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, where she now resides with her husband and daughter.

With a unique eye for details, Jerrell's designs are intricate and creative. Jerrell found his passion for fashion by way of modeling.

And here are their designs from yesterday's challenge....

Terri's design

Korto's design

Jerrell's design

Check out Bravo's website for more information and pictures. Project Runway airs Wednesday nights at 9/8 central.

Monica's reality show, STAR VID: Angela Simmons "Center of Attention", Jennifer Hudson's new promo shots

Monica had a kick off party at Luckie 4 for her new upcoming reality series “The Single” Wednesday night in Atlanta. The series will premiere on ATL’s Peachtree TV on August 5th. She is also working on a new album that will be titled Lessons Learned.

Looks like they had a good time.

And check out Angela Simmons’ new video for her single “Center of Attention”:

And here are a couple of new promo shots from our dreamgirl J.Hud. Very classy.

Star Candids: Rihanna, Ciara, and Keke Palmer

Rihanna (who is everywhere these days) was snapped while out clubbin' last night in NYC. Still no Chris Breezy in sight.

That same night Rihanna was spotted after having dinner at Da Silvano in Soho, New York City:

Ciara and her toy poodle were also spotted yesterday while at a photoshoot. These are the most staged "candids" I've ever saw. Lol.

KeKe Palmer dropped by Planet Hollywood to do some hand prints and promo for her brand new film with Ice Cube called The Longshots

Beyonce inside Fashion Rocks magazine,Fergie's new film, Solange for Armani Jeans, and the Real Housewives of Atlanta

Beyonce is gearing up to perform at this years Fashion Rocks event in New York's Radio City Music Hall, September 5th. Fans and critics alike are eager to see if she will perform material from her new album or some of her classics.

She graces the pages of the Fashion Rocks magazine in a classic black and white Armani pantsuit (reminds me of the sugar mamma video).

Other acts performing on the big night are Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas.

Speaking of the Black Eyed Peas...Fergie has a new movie in the works where she plays a hooker.

The Grammy award winner has been cast as Saraghina in "Nine," a big-screen adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. She will perform the saucy song "Be Italian" with Guido (Daniel Day-Lewis).

Fergies told the Associated Press: "She's basically a prostitute on the beach...She introduces him to the world of sexuality. It's a very strong song. I'm just thrilled I get to play a character. I'm singing, but I'm not singing as myself. I'm going to be singing as a character, and that's what's really exciting to me."

Other stars in the film include Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench and Kate Hudson and its directed by Rob Marshall ("Chicago"). Filming is set to begin in October.

She was in Las Vegas on Monday to debut her two new shoe lines at the World Shoe Association show in the Las Vegas Convention Center. She is in the studio now working on a new album with the Black Eyed Peas.

Solange will not be performing at Fashion Rocks but she is following in her big sisters footsteps in another way. According to vougue she has been named the new muse for Armani Jeans. Beyonce is no stranger to Armani creation, so it seems something of a perfect fit that Solange Knowles has just been named as an ambassador for the designer's younger diffusion line, Armani Jeans.

"Armani Jeans expresses my vision of a young, independent, casual lifestyle with a strong and cool, fashion sensibility. Solange epitomises this style perfectly and brings to it that swing so evident in her new single, I Decided," Giorgio Armani commented on his newest muse.

The profile-boosting partnership couldn't come at a better time for Solange, whose second album, SoL-AngeL and the Hadley Street Dreams (from which I Decided is taken), is released on August 26 prior to her embarking on a worldwide tour this autumn.

Last night Bravo showed a sneak peak of their new show Real Housewives of Atlanta. I had a chance to see it and it looks like its definately going to be worth watching. If you like huge houses, drama, fashion, drama, football, drama, and the privileged lifestyle (did I mention drama) you will want to tune in.

If you missed it last night you can watch it here, or check your local listings for a repeat.

Celeb Obama Supporters: Who repped the best?

Barack Obama's presidential campaign says a new rhyme by supporter and rapper Ludacris is "outrageously offensive" to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican Sen. John McCain and President Bush.The song brags about an Obama presidency being destiny. It uses an expletive to describe Clinton, calls Bush "mentally handicapped" and says McCain doesn't belong in "any chair unless he's paralyzed."The lyrics also attack Rev. Jesse Jackson, who recently apologized for making crude comments about Obama. Obama's campaign blasted "Politics as Usual," which is on the "Gangsta Grillz: The Preview" mixtape with Atlanta spinner DJ Drama.

"As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn't want his daughters or any children exposed to," campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in an e-mail statement Wednesday. "This song is not only outrageously offensive to Sen. Clinton, Rev. Jackson, Sen. McCain and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear. While Ludacris is a talented individual he should be ashamed of these lyrics."

See for yourself:

Big Boi and Mary J Blige took a different approach when they premiered their new video on BET yesterday. The song is called "Somethings Gotta Give" and I think it would get the Barack stamp of approval. They took a way less hasty approach when portraying the problems and shortcomings of the legal system. They focused instead on unity and change. John Legend, Hill Harper, and other celebs made cameos.

Check it out here:

So who repped Obama and his message the best???

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ILNY's Wood wants Clean House!, McCain attacks Obama using pop culture references, and Jigga "Puts on for New York City"

Niecy Nash, of Clean House and Reno 911 fame, was a guest on "The Wendy Williams" show today. I guess she felt very comfortable, because she mentioned she was dating Randy “Wood” Ritchwood from I Love New York (season 1)! She says they’ve been dating seriously for a year. She filed for divorce from her last husband in June do the math. But I aint mad at cha Niecy.

Randy accompanied Niecy along to her birthday party this year and tounges began waggin' then. Well, now you know.

Last week, presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama was given the "pop-star treatment" during an overseas press trip. Now, McCain is taking a jab at Obama's magazine-ready image with an ad that compares the freshman Illinois lawmaker to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.

MTV news reports:
"In the new 30-second spot called "Celeb," which is scheduled to air in 11 states, the McCain campaign mocks Obama's image as a media star by flashing pictures of tabloid staples Spears and Hilton in the opening shots. "He's the biggest celebrity in the world," a narrator says as chants of "Obama, Obama" swell in the background amid footage of the senator's speech in front of 200,000 in Berlin last week. "But is he ready to lead? With gas prices soaring, Barack Obama says no to offshore drilling and says he'll raise taxes on electricity. Higher taxes, more foreign oil — that's the real Obama. "

Wow, McCain is doing the most with his ads, and this is a man that promised to run a clean election that would unite the citizens. Tisk Tisk, Mcain...Tisk, Tisk.

And the Jigga man has hopped on the remix with Young Jeezy for "Put On" check it out here:


Hollywood Vs. New York!

Are yall ready for New York? If not too bad because her new show "New York Goes to Hollywood" premiers August 4th. If you just cant wait to see this mess check out VH1 for clips of the show online.

And if that doesn't wet your whistle, here is an audio interview of Tiffany Pollard aka "New York" talking about the show:

Interview with New York Part 1

Interview with New York Part 2

Interview with New York Part 3


Star Candids: Rihanna @ private screening, J.Lo at the Spa, and Aubrey @ a bar

Rihanna attended a private screening of Paramount Pictures’ Tropic Thunder at the Regal Cinemas theater in New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday night. The 20-year-old was accompanied by a few girlfriends and her bodyguard. She arrived just before the movie started and left before the ending credits finished. Chris Breezy was not in the mix. Above is a pic of her getting in her car. That hair is looking kinda may need to take a bow.

Jennifer Lopez was spotted leaving the Beverly Hills Hotel for her appointment at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic on Tuesday.

Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day sang few numbers at the Barracuda bar in Chelsea, NYC on Tuesday. Aubrey, 24, made her Broadway debut last week as Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray. I love how all the DK girls are making moves and getting their own money, because clearly Bad Boy alone is not paying the bills!