Saturday, August 15, 2009
She says it's not appropriate right now, she rather work at a local Albertson's....
Maybe she fount jesus---NAH, she'd actually have to do some work on that show. Now we all know she'd take Paula Abdul's old job before you say "sha-monn."
Now on the other hand, Brandy and Ray J, because he has to drive Brandy's ass around and they have nothing else to do, are BOTH joining the show....
Friday, August 14, 2009
Janet Jackson, 43, will pay honor her late brother Michael Jackson at the Music of Black Origins Award Show in Scotland on September 30.
A MOBO spokesperson said: "Janet is a music icon in her own right and a previous MOBO presenter. We loved her past involvement with the show and MOBO will continue to support her music and champion her career.
"Michael Jackson was a key catalyst and influence on the culture, lifestyle and music that MOBO supports and represents. His sound, style and dance moves have inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists. Artists such as Usher, Ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake often cite Michael Jackson as their inspiration and it is key that we commemorate his life, achievements and legacy."
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I am going to be out of town until Sunday. (Actually, I'm already gone!) Where's My Stimulus? is going to hold it down around here until I return. He already has a lot of good stuff lined up for y'all, so please continue to check in throughout the weekend and leave comments. I'll log in if I can! Happy Friday!
The death of Michael Jackson has given his older brother Jermaine Jackson an opportunity to resuscitate his career, which he's trying to do with the help of an unlikely partner -- Larry King's wife, Shawn. But it's not proving to be an easy task.
The two planned a "Happy Birthday Michael Jackson" televised tribute in front of a live audience of 250,000 in Vienna on Aug. 29, but couldn't get it organized in time.
"We wanted to make sure that everyone [who] wanted to be there could be there," Shawn explained the other night on CNN's "Larry King Live."
It's also possible they couldn't line up enough talent, sponsors and broadcasters.
Now the date's been pushed back to Sept. 26. Usher, Lionel Richie and Whitney Houston have confirmed they will perform, Shawn's spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, said yesterday. But Houston's spokeswoman, Jill Fritzo, said, "Not that I am aware of."
But some insiders wondered yesterday if the Jacko tribute will ever come off. The original promotional materials, which sought sponsors willing to pay up to $3 million, listed President Obama as "confirmed talent" as well as Al Pacino, Colin Powell and Richard Branson. But a White House source said the president is definitely not planning to attend. World Awards producer Georg Kindel, who's also part of the project, hinted that Madonna would perform. But her spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, said, "It's not true. She's still on tour."
An executive involved in handling Michael Jackson's estate said, "We have nothing to do with it. It's all Jermaine." Another insider said, "It's sleazy."
A new alliance between hip-hop impresario Dr. Dre, Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine, and computer maker Hewlett-Packard aims to save digital music.
No, this is not an attempt to fix the record industry's business woes. The goal is to lift the sound quality of the too-often tinny tunes squeaking out of our ear buds, and it's an ambitious plan nonetheless. HP will release premium-priced laptops, headsets, and software featuring the "Beats by Dr. Dre" brand sometime this fall, music industry sources with knowledge of the offering told CNET News.
It's not tough to see how HP and Dr. Dre can help one another. HP will lend the "Beats by Dr. Dre" credibility among hard-core sound enthusiasts. In exchange, Dre, who has produced hit albums for Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent, transfers to HP laptops some of his street cred with a younger generation of music fans and computer buyers. Who can argue that Iovine and Dr. Dre don't know high quality sound? Meanwhile, Dre is stil working on "Detox" out sometime this year perhaps.
A supposed "insider" on the set of Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married Too?" says Janet Jackson is mourning Michael's death by eating away her pain. The insider claims Janet has food delivered daily to the movie set and is using excessive meals as a comfort for Michael's untimely passing as well as her breakup from long-time beau Jermaine Dupri. The insider even goes so far as to suggest Janet might have an eating disorder.
I hope this isn't true. Janet, like Oprah, has had well-publicized ups and downs with her weight, and yo-yo dieting is very hard on the body. Still, Janet knows how to take the weight off when she needs to with stunning results! I hope she can find someone trustworthy to turn for support in this difficult time. Lord knows Michael was surrounded by more than a few leeches disguised as loving friends and associates, so I can only imagine what Janet's life is like as well.
Now we have the huge corporation of Nike in association with Foot Locker working against our better judgement. In a new commercial, Nike recruited Mo Williams, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Rashard Lewis, collectively known as the Hyperizers, to spit some lyrics over an old school hip-hop beat that appears to be produced by DJ Quik (who makes a cameo in the video). The video, "Don't Criticize (Hyperize)," features the ballers wearing late 80's and early 90's hip-hop garb, walking down the street with their crews, and playing basketball on outdoor courts. Sure the video is all in fun, but we don't want to give them any ideas do we? Check out the video....it's pretty dope.
A South Florida woman was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly hiring an undercover police officer to kill her husband of six months, authorities said. She thought she was going to get away with the perfect crime; instead she got flat cold ass busted.
Dalia Dippolito, 26, was charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder and taken to the Palm Beach County jail. Dippolito is currently out on bond.
Dippolito gave an informant (who turned out to be her boyfriend and wanted no part of the scheme), pictures of her husband, 38-year-old Michael Dippolito, and $1,200 for a hit man to purchase a handgun, according to a probable cause affidavit. She also offered to create an alibi for herself and detailed her husband's daily schedule.
An undercover officer posing as a hit man called Dippolito on Monday afternoon and arranged a meeting. The officer asked for $3,000 in cash and a key to the couple's home. The undercover officer later met Dippolito in a CVS parking lot and asked if she was sure she wanted her husband killed.
She laughed, according to the affidavit, and said: "I will be very happy."
Dippolito discussed getaway routes, her home's security system, the location of her husband on Wednesday and the fee for the task, and the officer again asked if the woman was sure. "I'm not going to change my mind," she responded, according to the documents. "I am 5,000 percent sure I want it done. When I set my mind to something, I get it done."
Authorities staged an elaborate crime scene outside the Dippolito home on Wednesday morning, complete with yellow crime tape and several police vehicles.
"The bottom line is, we wanted her to believe without question that when she arrived that her husband was dead," Slater said.
Officers then contacted Dippolito at her L.A. Fitness gym and told the real estate agent to come to the house. When an officer told Dippolito that her husband was dead, she broke down in hysterics, a video of the operation shows (and you can check the video out above).
Dippolito was then taken to the Boynton Beach Police Department, where she was told of the investigation and arrested. Michael Dippolito, who was informed of the case Wednesday morning, was also at the police department, as was the undercover officer who Dalia Dippolito believed was going to kill her husband, according to a police news release. On July 31, Michael Dippolito, 38, transferred the deed to the home the couple shared solely to his soon to be ex-wife's name to "protect his assets," his attorney Michael Entin said.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
She is the alleged fiance of Alex von Furstenberg, the son of designer Diane Furstengerg (whose Stein-Mart crap was popular like maybe 15 years ago). Well it seems Alex paid for an airplane carrying a banner reading “Reggie Miller Stop Pursuing Married Women” to fly over Malibu and Santa Monica, California, on Saturday (August 9). von Furstenberg accuses Reggie of stalking Ali and filed a restraining order against him because he can't keep his woman in check. An insider tells the NY Post, Reggie and Ali met at a Lakers game back in February 2009 and went back to Reggie’s house afterward. They haven't seen each other since but the sexting lasted at least three months. According to Reggie, by April he had enough and took her out of his phone contact list.In May, Ali reconnected with him, wanting to know why he'd closed the door. Alex started dating Ali while he was still married.
Sony Corp. studios announced Monday they'll release on Oct. 30 a film about Michael Jackson, "This Is It," drawn from hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage taken in the days before he died.
The announcement came after Sony struck a court-approved multimillion-dollar deal with the managers of the singer's estate to release footage of Jackson rehearsing ahead of a planned series of 50 concerts in London that was to begin July 13.
The pop icon's mother, Katherine Jackson, also gave her approval to the deal.
The feature "will be drawn from hundreds of hours of rehearsal and behind-the- scenes footage, captured in high definition with state-of-the-art digital sounds," Sony said in a statement.
Most of the footage was shot in June 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles also the site of a Jackson tribute watched by millions of people around the world.
The film, Sony added, "will also offer select sequences in 3-D, will provide a unique career retrospective and feature interviews with some of Jackson's closest friends and creative collaborators."
Sony said the rights to the exclusive footage were bought from concert promoters AEG Live and the estate of Jackson, who died June 25 at the age of 50.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment will co-produce the film with AEG Live and the estate, while Sony Pictures will distribute the film worldwide, Sony said.
TNT's freshman medical drama "Hawthorne," starring and executive-produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, has been renewed for a second season, according to the Hollywood trades. (I aint watched it in the 1st season.) For its first season, "Hawthorne," which anchors TNT's Tuesday original programming block at 9 p.m., has an average of 3.8 million viewers. The second season is slated to air in 2010.
"'Hawthorne' has been a great addition to TNT's lineup of original series, and Jada Pinkett Smith's performance has been a tremendous draw with viewers," said Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and TCM. "There are powerful episodes remaining, and we're looking forward to what is certain to be an extraordinary second season."
The real question is: would you put your sex life out there in Good Housekeeping?
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had quite a strong reaction to an incorrectly translated question from the audience at a town hall in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The young lady in the audience asked what Sec. Clinton thought about the subject and also inquired of President Barack Obama's opinion on the matter. The translator, in her excitement, incorrectly asked what Mrs. Clinton's husband, former Pres. Bill Clinton, thought about the matter. Well, Sec. Clinton took offense to the question, pulled out her earphones, and put the woman in check in front of everyone. Now her supporters are doing a clean up job saying she was fatigued from the long overseas trip and that she later apologized, etc. I think we just got a glimpse of Hillary being Hillary. I do like her and admire her strength and gumption, but let's face it. She has never struck me as the warm and cuddly or pussyfooting type. If Hill is displeased, you know it immediately. Do you think she should have reacted the way she did? Sound off in the comments section.
LaToya Jackson continues to capitalize on her newfound fame since her brother Michael's death. In addition to the release of a new album, Toya has now been invited to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars. LaToya, who honestly did the whole Lil' Kim Black Barbie Doll transformation thing before there was a Lil' Kim, will follow in Lil' Kim's footsteps on the show, as well as those of Kim Kardashian, Vivica Fox, Tia Carrere, Emmit Smith, Master P, and Jerry Rice. LaToya's people will not confirm whether or not she has accepted, but the cast lineup for the ninth season of the series will be announced on Good Morning America on Monday, August 17th.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
There were no laughs for comedian Tracy Morgan this past Friday, when he filed for a divorce from his high school sweetheart. The legal split, filed in Bronx Supreme Court, was no surprise to acquaintances of Morgan, who said he has been separated from his wife, Sabina, for about eight years.
"Basically they were divorced without the paperwork," one friend said. "It seems like he has had a different girlfriend every five months or so. In the past three years, I've met three girlfriends." Morgan, 40, was a regular on "Saturday Night Live" from 1996 to 2003. He plays the character Tracy Jordan on the Emmy award winning NBC comedy, "30 Rock."
Details of the case, including the reason for the split, are sealed.
Morgan and his wife have three sons together. They have been married for 23 years.
Jermaine Jackson's luck finally changed last Friday night at the Dodgers game. He was sitting behind the dugout when Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal batted a foul ball toward the area where Jackson was sitting. With surprising agility, Jermaine didn't hesitate to snatch it out of the air. Peep the Manny Ramirez jersey.
In other Jermaine news, a Los Angeles judge has approved the sale of Jermaine's rendition of "Smile" from Michael Jackson's funeral. The song will be available for download on iTunes.
Lisa Wu Hartwell and husband Ed reportedly had difficulty paying the mortgage on their (previously) $2.9 million Georgia mansion. The couple was in negotiations for a loan modification, however they were unable to strike a satisfactory deal with the lender. Their home went into foreclosure and was sold this month for $1.9 million. Reportedly, Ed and Lisa have bought another home on a 10 acre lot.
Gabby covers of the latest issue of Essence magazine
Monday, August 10, 2009
Now....No ma'am! I commend Sherrie for undertaking the weight loss challenge and working with healthcare professionals to take it off the right way. I have defended various body sizes numerous times on other message boards and I understand how women, especially struggle with their weight. But, this right here? This here? She still has a LOT of work to do. It is one thing to put on a suit with a less-than-perfect body at the beach or pool for recreation, but to strut around in stilettos like you just the business? Sherrie knows that body ain't right. The top and the bottom half don't go together. I'm going to just go ahead and call bullshit on her claims of being a size 6. In my opinion, I would have rather seen her in a cute dress to show off her toned legs, or something tasteful. If you are fluffy then own that, but every body ain't meant to be seen by everybody. There was just no need to subject America to her work-in-progress bathing suit body OR her bikini wax session.
If you weren't convinced the Kardashians are extra thirsty, check out this clip of her sister going LFP (lesbian for publicity).
Up and coming Ca$h Money artist Briscoe lost his car keys, money, and gold chain in a Miami barbershop robbery last month. Interestingly, the robbery was all caught on video. Briscoe claims it was just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I'm glad this song is featured on the new Tide Coldwater commercial. Digable Planets never achieved the commercial success they deserved.
That's what 23 QUADRILLION looks like. Across the country, several other Visa debit cardholders were charged that amount for everyday purchases. Oh yeah, and a $15 overcharge fee. The cards originated from Bank of America. Upon calling the bank customers claim that they were told to call Visa and Visa indicated they should call Bank of America.
In a statement, Visa said the rogue charges impacted “fewer than 13,000 prepaid transactions” and resulted from a “temporary programming error at Visa Debit Processing Services… (which) caused some transactions to be inaccurately posted to a small number of Visa prepaid accounts.”
What would have happened if that was a CREDIT?