CHRIS BROWN: Shut-Out by BET?
A number of stars paid tribute to Michael Jackson at Sunday night's B-E-T Awards, but Chris Brown wasn't among them, and sources say Jay-Z is behind the snub. Sources say that Hova -- still livid over Brown's beating of Rihanna in February -- told B-E-T execs he and wife Beyonce would pull out of their own performances if Brown were allowed to participate. Neither reps for Brown nor the show returned our… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 30, 2009 at 9:34am —
MICHAEL JACKSON: King of Pop Dead (audio)
Michael Jackson died yesterday (Thursday) afternoon from cardiac arrest at U-C-L-A Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 50.
From the details disclosed thus far, Jackson went into cardiac arrest at the home he was renting with his three children in Los Angeles at about 1:00 p-m. In a statement made by his brother Jermaine last night, his personal physician was apparently with him at… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 26, 2009 at 9:00am —
MAXWELL: More Music on the Way
There's a lot more music coming from Maxwell. As we've reported, he's planning to make the July 7th release of Black Summer's Night the first part of a trilogy. Maxwell tells Black Enterprise, "After going through my life experience, I have material for the next 10 years... These records are split up... The first one is moodier, broodier. The second has a gospel, uplifting vibe. The third is all… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 25, 2009 at 9:00am —
The new issue of the U-K's Hello magazine re-visits claims that Jay-Z has son from a previous relationship. The seven-year-old is said to bear a strong resemblance to Hova and lives with his mother, model Shenelle Scott, in Trinidad. Though Jay's reps have denied the story, he's allegedly acknowledged his son behind closed doors. According to the magazine, he bought Scott a two-and-a-half-million-dollar home on the island after a paternity test proved… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 24, 2009 at 9:06am —
President Obama hasn't quite kicked the habit. The Commander-in-Chief admitted yesterday that he's still struggling with kicking the smoking habit he picked up as a teenager. "I would say that I am 95-percent cured, but there are times where I mess up." Obama admitted that when he sneaks a smoke, it's not in front of his family. He said that the legislation that bans characters like Joe Camel or cigarette flavors that would appeal to youth is… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 24, 2009 at 8:58am —
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 24, 2009 at 8:53am —
It's the Teddy Bear vs. Teddy P this Thursday (June 25th).
This contest includes the entire body of work of each artist including Teddy P with the Main Ingredient AND Gerald Levert with Levert. You may also consider duets and other special projects when considering your vote.
Please cast your vote and comments… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 24, 2009 at 8:08am —
The NBA Players’ Association met with the Toronto Raptors recently to discuss financial prudence among players and during that meeting cited a statistic that scared the heck out of most of the team. It was said that 60% of NBA players go broke after only 5 years of retirement! Are you kidding me?!? That statistic however is said to be an educated estimate and some players actually have a hard time believing it. The statistic could be used as a… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 23, 2009 at 7:22am —
It's been more than five months since Chris Brown allegedly assaulted Rihanna before the Grammy Awards, and folks are still divided about how they think the matter should proceed. RiRi is slated to testify against Brown today, and the folks at PCAVote.com surveyed people about that.
60 percent said Rihanna is the victim and should be pressed to testify.
36 percent said it's a private matter and the media should stay out of… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 22, 2009 at 9:32am —
To hear about Kim Kardashian's singing career; Nas and Kelis divorce getting ugly
Kim K singing,Kelis&Nas… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 22, 2009 at 9:07am —
Since bottoming out a few months ago, gas prices have just been climbing and climbing. Triple-A reported yesterday that gas prices rose by one-tenth of a cent -- the 54th straight day of increases, pushing the average price of a gallon of self-serve unleaded regular in the U-S to two-69. The run up in gas prices, which has raised the average price of a gallon of gas 67-percent this year, could level off during the time it usually reaches for its… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 22, 2009 at 9:00am —
Metro Police detectives arrested two teenagers Thursday afternoon in connection with the fatal April 25 shooting of 16-year-old Loren Johnson inside her home on Chesapeake Drive.
DeAngelo M. Moody, 16, and Ortago L. Thomas, 17, are charged with criminal homicide at Juvenile Court, police said. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are anticipated.
Officers arrested 17-year-old Martez Matthews at a group home… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 22, 2009 at 9:00am —
Janet Hubert, the first actress to play "Aunt Viv" on the Will Smith sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (she was later replaced by Daphne Reid), is lashing out at Smith in an upcoming tell-all. Her book Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mom is due out early next year, and she claims that the then-M-C got her fired from the show in 1993. Hubert writes, "Smith had people around him who made sure no one outshone him... No one could be on The Tonight Show… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 19, 2009 at 9:04am —
Bishop Oscar W. Wilson -- father of The Gap Band's Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson -- passed away this Monday from complications from prostate cancer. He was 91. Charlie Wilson, who's in remission from prostate cancer himself and a spokesperson for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, says, "My father was an incredible man who had a profound effect on our family both as a father and a spiritual guide. I made a commitment to spread the word about prostate… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 19, 2009 at 8:57am —
Beyonce's world tour doesn't even begin until tomorrow (Saturday), but she's already gone to court to protect her cash flow. Bey has filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against unnamed parties who might be considering selling bootlegs outside any venue where she appears. The suit -- filed in a New York City court because the tour kicks off at Madison Square Garden -- asks that the bootlegging be declared a crime even before it… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 19, 2009 at 8:53am —
Sounds like Chris Brown isn't taking the news that Rihanna is seeing Drake too well. A snitch tells MediaTakeout.com, "Chris thought that he and Rihanna were just 'taking a break' until the court case was over. But now he hears that she's seeing Drake -- and she has her people leaking stories about her new man to the press... Drake may catch [a beating] when Chris sees him next."
A California judge has rejected Chris Brown's request to have… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 19, 2009 at 8:50am —
FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH
THE PROPOSAL (romantic comedy) Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Denis O'Hare, Malin Akerman, Mary Steenburgen. An executive marries her male assistant to stay in the country.
YEAR ONE (adventure comedy) Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Hank Azaria. Two lazy tribesmen take an epic journey through the ancient world.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 18, 2009 at 10:37am —
STUDY: BOOZE GETS TO THE BRAIN IN SIX MINUTES
One drink can go to your head -- and researchers in Germany have proved it.
Researchers at the Heidelberg University Hospital hooked people up to brain monitors and had them guzzle hard liquor. After only six minutes, they found changes already taking place in the brain cells.
Researcher Armin Biller said pretty much all of the affected brain cells go back to normal… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 18, 2009 at 9:46am —
FINANCE: The Worst Cities for African-American Mortgages
The National Council of Negro Women recently released a report that found African-American and Hispanic women continue to receive unequal treatment in the mortgage process.
Middle- and upper-income black women were at least twice as likely to receive high-cost loans as middle- and upper-income women females in more than 84 percent of the cases studied. And Hispanic… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 18, 2009 at 9:30am —
USHER: Marriage "Irretrievably Broken"
Usher had been separated from Tameka Foster for nearly a year before he filed for divorce, according to court records in which he calls the marriage "irretrievably broken." He hasn't been living with Foster since last July. The petition, filed last week, says there is "no reasonable hope of reconciliation" and seeks joint custody of the couple's children, one-and-a-half-year-old Usher Raymond the… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on June 18, 2009 at 9:01am —