Monday, August 31, 2009

Jay-Z Press Conference For Charity

Jay-Z held a press conference on Monday (Aug. 31) to announce his "Answer the Call" charity concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 11. He was joined by wife Beyoncé, Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles, Governor David Paterson, and Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta.

The benefit hopes to raise as much as $1 million for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. There may be as many as 10 other artists involved in the show. Tickets go on sale September 8 for $50.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rob Zombie to Remake The Blob

After taking the reigns on the new versions of the Halloween movies, Rob Zombie is about to continue his work in the horror genre by remaking another cult classic in The Blob. According to Variety, Zombie will direct, produce and write the remake, which was originally released in 1958, about a red blob that crash landed on Earth from outer space and was able to absorb people and objects simply by rolling over them. The premise of Zombie's remake of The Blob will remain the same although the special effects expand upon the original Blob, which was a giant moving jello-like mass.

Details about the film are currently under wraps although Rob Zombie revealed in an interview with Variety that, "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing – that's the first thing I want to change." With an estimated $30 million budget, Zombie has the freedom to do much more with CGI and/or animated Blob.

Rob Zombie is currently planning a tour to promote his latest album all while simultaneously finishing work on the screenplay for The Blob, which will blend sci-fi with horror. The film is set to follow the Halloween series as R-rated and bridge the gap between different genres.

With Zombie remaking The Blob, can we expect a new generation of "blobbers" to hit the web, writing all about a new version of the horror classic?

Police Details of DJ AM's Last Day Alive

As the pieces are still being put together to identify the cause of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein's death, a police source tells PEOPLE that on Friday, Aug. 28, the day he was later discovered dead in his Manhattan apartment, the celebrity deejay had sent his last text message to two friends at 1 a.m.

The subject of his message was his scheduled Las Vegas gig that very Friday night at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel – but he never made it.

Sixteen hours after Goldstein texted, a friend called 911 because Goldstein had failed to answer his cell phone and, when it was time for him to leave for his flight, his two traveling companions could not reach him.

After the NYPD broke down the door to his SoHo apartment, says a police source, they found the lifeless Goldstein in bed, wearing sweatpants and a crack pipe nearby. They also discovered a half bag of crack cocaine, along with a crack pipe, and prescription drugs.

On Saturday, the New York City Medical Examiners office announced that after an initial autopsy proved "inconclusive," more tests, including a toxicology report that might require weeks, would be performed.

Goldstein, who often talked about his past struggles with drug abuse, claimed he was off drugs for 11½ years.

He also recently told the Associated Press while promoting his upcoming MTV reality show Gone Too Far, about getting users off drugs, that while filming the show he held a crack pipe for the first time in years – but that a guardian angel was looking after him.

"There's no better way to remember what it was like when I was at my bottom than to see someone at their bottom," he told AP.

Halloween 3D' Coming In Summer 2010

"Halloween II" may not have won the box office this weekend, but Weinstein Co. is taking a lesson from the movie that did as it prepares a sequel for next summer.

The independent studio's co-Chairman Bob Weinstein said today that the 3-D sequel, titled, appropriately enough, "Halloween 3D," is in development.

The investment it takes to shoot movies in digital 3-D has proved particularly lucrative for horror films. For "The Final Destination," this weekend's No. 1 movie, theaters with at least one 3-D screen earned 3.25 times as much as those that showed the movie in 2-D only, according to distributor Warner Bros. That's substantially higher than for other recent releases. The equivalent 3-D multiple for last month's "G-Force," for instance, was only 1.7 on its first weekend. For July's "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" it was 1.4 andm for June's "Up" it was 2.2. January horror flick "My Bloody Valentine" earned 6.4 times as much from 3-D theaters as it did from 2-D on its opening weekend.

Weinstein said Rob Zombie, who directed "Halloween II" and 2007's reboot of the 31-year-old horror series, won't return for "Halloween 3-D." He said the studio is in negotiations with a new director, whom he declined to name, who has experience in horror and has a "different take" on the franchise.

Spike Lee Throws MJ A Bday Bash In BK

The rain didn't stop Michael Jackson fans from celebrating his birthday in Prospect Park Saturday, where thousands of one-gloved moonwalkers remembered the King of Pop.

Famed director Spike Lee organized the massive dance party for what would have been the star's 51st birthday.

"Fifty-one years ago, he was born into the world," said Lee, who directed the "They Don't Care About Us" music video for Jackson in 1996.

"I'm like everybody else - somebody who loved his talent," he said. "We're here to celebrate Michael Jackson."

Indeed, the birthday party had a celebratory tone - a welcome change from weeks of grieving Jackson's death.

He died just over two months ago of cardiac arrest after his doctor, Conrad Murray, gave him a lethal drug cocktail at his rented Bel Air estate in June.

The death was ruled a homicide last week.

Several thousand dancers packed themselves close together on the muddy Prospect Park grass facing a huge stage. Deejays played Jackson's music spanning his whole career - from his childhood with the Jackson Five to his final tracks.

There was a giant white birthday cake that read "Happy Birthday Michael Jackson" in red frosting. Balloons dotted the sky.

The biggest cheers came late in the day when the deejay played one of Jackson's best known hits, "Beat It."

"I've been into Michael Jackson since I was 1 year old," said Tariq Shade, 39, of Crown Heights, who wore a silver sequin glove on one hand. "I've always, always celebrated his birthday."

"I don't even remember life without him," actor Tracy Morgan said at Saturday's party. "Michael Jackson was everything."

"Happy birthday, Michael!" yelled Purcell Nurse, 28, of Crown Heights. "I wasn't able to go to one of his concerts, but I'll always remember this concert."

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz took the stage to declare Aug. 29 "Michael 'King of Pop' Jackson Memorial Day" in Brooklyn.

"We all know Michael Jackson had fans around the world, but nowhere more than Brooklyn," Markowitz said.

Brooklyn City Councilwoman Letitia James last week suggested adding "Jackson" to the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station's name. The station served as an iconic backdrop for the 1987 music video of "Bad."

Meilan Gee, 59, flew all the way from Los Angeles to attend the birthday party.

"I had to be here today," she said. "I went to Neverland, his house, his mother's house. I have to be wherever he is."

Timbe Crump, 38, came from Milwaukee for the weekend and didn't want to miss the bash.

"We planned the trip around this," she said. "It's a day to celebrate his life and his accomplishments."

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Michael Jackson Alive?

There was Elvis, then 2Pac Shakur and now there's Michael Jackson. When the tragic news of Michael Jackson's death dropped, many people didn't believe it. Like the Willy Wonka of our time, Jackson was an eccentric character who was shrouded with so much mystery and controversy, it seems fitting that a weird video has emerged of a man, presumed to be Jackson, stepping out of the coroner's vehicle and quietly being ushered inside a building. Everyone is now saying that Jackson faked his death.

The person who posted the video on Live Leak, the video-sharing website, claims to have been passed it by a trustworthy source.

"This video shows that Michael was still alive after his dead body was transported to the Los Angeles Dept. of Coroner," claims the video description.

"I checked the license plate number and it looks like the King of Pop is jumping out of the same van, his dead body has been in."

What do you think? Could Michael, who was apparently cash poor, have faked his own death to boost ticket sales to his "This is It" concert

So what do ya'll think about this situation! True or false?? I mean I can see why he would want to fake his death. He's been n the spotlight since he was 9 yrs old. Never had a real childhood, false accusations, constantly under a microscope.

I would hate if this were true because of the pain his family, children, and the millions of fans who have poured their hearts out in agony and pain. Not to mention those who committed suicide due to his "death".

But think about it...after seven ears your whole previous existence would be null and void. All medical, personal, business, and financial would be wiped clean as if you never were even here! If you were really wanting to live a normal life that bad that's the extreme you could take.

Please leave comments about this!!

Jay-Z on October XXL Cover

In conjunction with the release of his 11th solo album, The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z is gracing the cover of XXL magazine for the publication's October issue. Speaking with XXL's Special Projects Editor Bonsu Thompson, the self-proclaimed, "God MC" delves deep into many hot topics currently buzzing around him, including his mega success, BP3, jabs at his new singles "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" and "Run this Town," his tenure as the president of Def Jam and life as hip-hop's ultra businessman. Check out a few excerpts below.

CRITICISM OF "D.O.A.""I'm not hating on young people. Like, when people say that, I'm like, What are you talking about? It's just stupid. I'm not hating on young people… I'm not Bill Russell, [saying] Michael Jordan ain't shit. I'm saying Lil Wayne and Kanye are like LeBron and Kobe. My job as someone at the forefront of the game is to leave it in a better position than when I came in. Same way that Russell [Simmons] left it to me. 'Cause this thing saved my life. Literally. So I have a responsibility to it karmically. And after that it's on you. I did my part. I made 'D.O.A.' I said it. I made the statement. I made the push. Here, y'all take it from here.

"HIS LEGACY AS FORMER DEF JAM RECORDS PRESIDENT"So if you ask me to grade my performance as the president, I'd say A-plus. No one can bat a 100. It's impossible. I mean, everyone is looking at my shit. But if we really looked under the hood [of] every single [record exec] and the acts they put out in that time, I'd be comparable to anyone." 

HIS STANDING IN THE GAME"But when I say I'm the best, I don't say that outta my ass. I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that… I believe in a lot of things. 
I believe that 'SportsCenter' is the best thing on TV. I shouldn't have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I'm talking about real run. I'm not talking about years off. I'm talking about straight—boom, boom, boom—back to back. We're not talking about heritage acts either. We're not talking about respect what I've done. I'm talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more 
No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year."XXL's October issue includes stories on The Making of The Blueprint, the current state of lyricism in hip-hop, Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II and much more. The mag hits newsstands September 15.

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A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her Birthday.

'I'd like to be six again', she replied, still looking in the  mirror.

On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park. What aday!He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, everything there was.

Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.  He then took her to a McDonald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M's. What a fabulous adventure!Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.

He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, 'Well Dear, what was it like being six again?'Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.

'I meant my dress size, you retard!!!!

'The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I Don't Wanna....

I don't wanna be...
Be without you, be without you
I don't wanna live...
Live without you, live without you
I don't wanna go...
Go without you, go without you
I don't wanna be alone

When we hooked up we sat down
Made an agreement, we vowed that
That we'd always be together through whatever
We said that no one would ever get between us
Said that we'd never ever leave us
That was a while ago
But now lately it feels like
I mean I feel like all we do is fight
Every single night
Can't make it tight, can't get it right
I just wanna go back, take it way back
I mean way back, can we start again
Do it over, can we straighten it out
Can we work it out, cuz...

I don't wanna be...
Be without you, be without you
I don't wanna live...
Live without you, live without you
I don't wanna go...
Go without you, go without you
I don't wanna be alone

I don't wanna be...
Be without you, be without you
I don't wanna live...
Live without you, live without you
I don't wanna go...
Go without you, go without you
I don't wanna be alone

I can't sleep without you, think without you
Eat without you, speak without you, be without you
I can't even breathe without you...
I can't do without you, deal without you, spend without you
My whole world is upside down...
Don't wanna go out cuz I can't ride without you
Feelin like I'm gon' die without you
What is a girl supposed to do?
When I spend my last dime bein your line
I don't wanna be without you

I don't wanna be...
Be without you, be without you
I don't wanna live...
Live without you, live without you
I don't wanna go...
Go without you, go without you
I don't wanna be alone

I don't wanna be...
Be without you, be without you
I don't wanna live...
Live without you, live without you
I don't wanna go...
Go without you, go without you
I don't wanna be alone

How can this be (that it's not workin out)
That it's not workin out
We vowed to be always together
It's hurting me that we don't talk no more
It's not supposed to be this way
Where did we go wrong
Made a couple of mistakes, but gotta carry on

I don't wanna be...
Be without you, be without you
I don't wanna live...
Live without you, live without you
I don't wanna go...
Go without you, go without you
I don't wanna be alone

Don't wanna live, no.... No.....

DWTS Announces Celebrity Pairings

Dancing With the Stars" has its dance card set for Season 9. The lineup of pairings between celebrities and their professional dancer partners is complete, ABC Entertainment News reported Monday.

Entertainer Ashley Hamilton received a pleasant surprise: He'll be dancing with Edyta Sliwinska, who partnered with his father, George Hamilton, in the show's second season. "My partner is a bigger celebrity than I am," Ashley Hamilton said.

Other highlights include singer Mya teaming with dancer Dmitry Chaplin, ultimate fighting champion Chuck Liddell pairing with Anna Trebunskaya, and actress Melissa Joan Hart matching up with reigning champ Mark Ballas.

The new season premieres Sept. 21 on ABC.

Paula Abdul To Host 'VH1 Divas

After negotiations with "Dancing With the Stars" and "Ugly Betty" fell through, Paula Abdul has finally booked her first major post-"American Idol" gig. And it's the perfect fit. The Grammy-winning singer will host the September 17 "VH1 Divas" show, which is slated to feature performances by Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Adele, Leona Lewis and Jordin Sparks.

Abdul announced the deal on Monday on her official Twitter feed, telling fans, "Hi guys! im really excited 2 announce ill b hosting this year's "VH1 Divas"! The show will be live on Sept 17th @ 9 pm EST."

After a four-year hiatus, the show is returning with a fresh-faced lineup of contemporary hitmakers, who join the list of legends who have graced the Divas stage since the event began in 1998, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Cher, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and Beyoncé. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The Abdul announcement comes less than a week after the former "Idol" judge's manager told the Los Angeles Times that contrary to reports, Abdul was not holding out for a possible return to "Idol." Manager David Sonenberg told the paper that Abdul was in talks with all the major networks about possible shows and that fans may see her returning in any of a number of different guises, from executive producer to star or host.

Abdul shocked fans of "Idol" on August 4 when she announced her sudden departure from the show via Twitter. So far, producers have announced that her seat will be filled by a rotating series of guest judges, including Joe Jonas, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige and Victoria Beckham.


Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah, was an American recording artist, actress and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. At an early age, she appeared on Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah was signed to Jive Records and Blackground Records by her uncle, Barry Hankerson. He introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album. Age Ain't Nothing But a Number sold two million copies in the United States and was certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed to Atlantic Records.

Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million, which sold two million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first major film, Romeo Must Die. She also contributed to the film's soundtrack, where "Try Again" was released as a single. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on radio airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this feat. "Try Again" earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist.

After filming Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah filmed her part in Queen of the Damned. She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in 2001. On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in an airplane crash in The Bahamas after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat". The pilot, Luis Morales III, was unlicensed at the time of the accident and had traces of cocaine and alcohol in his system. Aaliyah's family later filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blackhawk International Airways, which was settled out of court. Since then, Aaliyah has achieved commercial success with several posthumous releases. Selling over 24 million records worldwide, she has been credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop and has been named the "Queen of Urban Pop".

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tomb Above Marilyn Monroe Sold 4 $4.6MIL

Even in death, Marilyn Monroe is still snagging millionaires.

An unidentified deep-pocketed fan who clearly prefers blonds placed the winning $4.6 million bid Monday in an eBay auction for the crypt directly above the sexy screen icon's grave.

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Beverly Hills widow Elsie Poncher put her husband's strategically positioned crypt on the auction block with a starting price of $500,000.

Bidding soared to $4.5 million three days later.

"Here is a once in a lifetime and into eternity opportunity to spend your eternal days directly above Marilyn Monroe," the eBay auction description boasted.

Richard Poncher was buried face down, looking at Marilyn, when he died 23 years ago at age 81, the posting revealed.

His 80-year-old widow said she decided to move his remains and sell the valuable vault at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park cemetery.

She plans to use the cash to pay off a $1.6 million mortgage on her Beverly Hills home.

"I can't be more honest than that," she told The Los Angeles Times. "I want to leave it free and clear for my kids."

A woman who answered the phone at Elsie Poncher's house said the family had no comment. "We still don't know who bought it," she said.

An eBay spokeswoman said privacy rules prohibit the company from revealing the winning bidder's identity without prior consent.

Richard Poncher bought the crypt from Yankee great Joe DiMaggio during his divorce from Monroe, the widow said.

The Yankee Clipper had planned to be buried on top of Monroe's grave, until their made-in-Hollywood romance turned sour.

Richard Poncher wasn't a huge fan of Monroe at the time that he bought the crypt, but the bombshell grew on him over time.

As he lay dying, Poncher told his wife not to even think of burying him anywhere else.

"He said, 'If I croak, if you don't put me upside down over Marilyn, I'll haunt you the rest of my life,'" Elsie Poncher said.

A cemetery spokeswoman said Monroe's grave has helped make Pierce Brothers a top tourist destinations in Los Angeles.

"Anyone can walk through and see it during visiting hours," she said.

Screen siren Natalie Wood, Dean Martin and Roy Orbison are buried nearby.

Monroe died of a drug overdose ruled a "probable suicide" at the age of 36 in 1962.

The star of "Some Like It Hot," "How to Marry a Millionaire," and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" was named the sexiest woman of the 20th century by both Playboy and People magazines.

The stone facade of her aboveground crypt stands out with a darker hue left by the fingerprints and lipstick marks of countless fans.

Michael Jackson's Final Hours

In the hours before his death, Michael Jackson had been given a slew of drugs by Dr. Conrad Murray to help him sleep. When one medicine didn't work, Murray tried another, finally resorting to giving him a dose of the anesthetic propofol, although Murray allegedly feared Jackson was forming an addiction. The details of Jackson's final hours and the actions by his doctor were outlined Monday in an unsealed search warrant affidavit. The following timeline is Murray's version of events given to detectives in the days following Jackson's death:

June 22: Murray gives Jackson 25 milligrams of propofol along with the sedatives lorazepam and midazolam. The singer is able to sleep with this mixture.

June 23: Murray gives Jackson the same drug combination as he did the day before, but this time without propofol in hopes of weaning him off it. Again, the singer was able to sleep.

The Day of Jackson's Death

June 25: At about 1:30 a.m., Murray again tried to get Jackson to sleep without propofol and gives the singer a 10-milligram tablet of Valium, but Jackson is unable to sleep.

• Around 2 a.m.: Murray injects Jackson with two milligrams of lorazepam, pushed slowly into the singer's IV. But again, Jackson can't sleep.

• Around 3 a.m.: Murray then gives two milligrams of midazolam to Jackson, also pushed slowly into the IV. Jackson remains awake.

• Around 5 a.m.: Murray gives the singer another two milligrams of lorazepam but Jackson still can't sleep.

• Around 7:30 a.m.: Murray administers another two milligrams of midazolam. Murray claims he is continuously at Jackson's bedside, monitoring the singer with a pulse oximeter [connected to Jackson's finger] and measuring his pulse and oxygen statistics. But Jackson remains awake.

• Around 10:40 a.m.: Murray gives Jackson 25 milligrams of propofol diluted with lidocaine to keep Jackson sedated after repeated demands for the drug by the singer. Jackson finally falls asleep, and Murray continues to monitor him.

• After 10 minutes: Murray states he left Jackson's bedside to use the restroom and is gone for no more than two minutes. Upon his return, Murray finds Jackson not breathing. Murray begins CPR, and gives Jackson 0.2 milligrams of flumazenil, an antidote for certain overdoses. Using his cell phone, Murray calls Jackson's personal assistant, Michael Amir Williams, and asks him to send security upstairs for an emergency.

Murray continues CPR – and before security arrives – he leaves Jackson and runs to the hallway and downstairs to the kitchen, where he asks the chef to send up Jackson's 12-year-old son, Prince Michael I. Murray continues CPR. The boy arrives upstairs and summons security.

• At 12:21 p.m.: Jackson staff member Alberto Alvarez dials 911, and the Los Angeles Fire Department responds on the scene shortly thereafter. Murray waits for the ambulance while conducting CPR, and later accompanies Jackson to the hospital.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fugitive Jenkins Found Dead In Motel

Fugitive reality-TV star Ryan Jenkins has been found dead of an apparent suicide in a Hope, B.C., motel, RCMP said Sunday.

The Calgary native faced murder charges in the death of his ex-wife, model Jasmine Fiore, whose mutilated body was found in a Los Angeles dumpster last Saturday.

Police responded to a call about a dead person in Hope, east of Vancouver, and then called investigators who were part of the massive manhunt for Jenkins, said Sgt. Duncan Pound with the RCMP's border integrity unit.

They don't yet know how long the 32-year-old real estate developer was at the motel before his body was discovered, he said.

Jenkins disappeared last week, but his boat was found Wednesday at a marina not far from the U.S.-Canada border south of Vancouver.

Police received a number of reported sightings of Jenkins that proved false, including a man taken off an Air Canada flight to Toronto from Vancouver on Friday night and another questioned aboard a Vancouver transit bus on the weekend.

Fiore's body was found stuffed in a trash bin in a park southeast of Los Angeles. Her teeth and fingers had been removed, making identification difficult.

The former bikini model was identified through serial numbers on her breast implants. She was badly beaten and preliminary reports indicate she had been strangled.

The U.S. Marshals Service was offering a $25,000-US reward for information leading to Jenkins's capture. Earlier Sunday, RCMP confirmed he was in Canada, as suspected.

Supplied 4 Success

So we held a huge event in our city today that was called: Supplied 4 Success. It was an event that was geared toward supplying students preschool thru 8th grade with supplies to start the school year off right.

With all of the sponsors and volunteers we were able to supply 310 students with supplies! It was a great feeling to be able to give back to our community especially the kids because they truly are our future.

I just want to thank the ladies who came up with the concept and pulled it all together! Also to everyone who donated and came out to volunteer! We had food, drinks, and a dj to keep the day rocking with positivity and fun!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Murdered Jasmine Fiore Was Texting Ex

Murdered Playboy model Jasmine Fiore had been exchanging text messages with a former boyfriend saying she wanted to meet him in Las Vegas in the hours before she was killed.

Miss Fiore's short-lived husband and reality TV contestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins is wanted in connection with her death after her mutilated body was found stuffed in a suitcase.

But the Hollywood gossip website TMZ reported that she'd been texting ex-boyfriend Robert Hasman several times on Thursday evening and early Friday morning of last week.

And, in an eerie twist, it says that Hasman received a text message last Friday night from her phone, which said simply "suck it". It appears that message was sent long after Miss Fiore was dead.

TMZ has also obtained video showing Miss Fiore and Mr Hasman in the holiday resort of Los Cabos, Mexico, last month - just four months after she married the man now charged with murdering her.

A guest at the pool area told TMZ that the the two used aliases -- he was "Hans" and she was "Ginger".

Miss Fiore was identified by her the serial number on her breast implants after her fingers and teeth were "forcibly removed", investigators in southern California said.

In a separate development, Canadian police boarded a plane at Toronto airport and arrested a man they believed may have been Mr Jenkins. They later released the man after confirming it was a case of mistaken identity.

Mr Jenkins, 32, apparently slipped into Canada after driving and power-boating more than 1,000 miles from southern California after the corpse of his 28-year-old girlfriend, Jasmine Fiore, was discovered.

Her naked body was found in a rubbish bin in Los Angeles on Saturday. "The victim had been badly beaten, all of her fingers had been cut off, and all of her teeth had been forcibly removed," said a statement from the California prosecutors.

Canada said its security forces were looking for Mr Jenkins, who is officially described as a "person of interest" in the investigation into Fiore's death. "Police forces are on the lookout with the potential that he might be in this country," said Peter Van Loan, the Canadian Public Safety Minister.

Police believe Mr Jenkins reported her missing on Saturday night – after her body had been found - and then disappeared when detectives said they wanted to talk to him.

Mr Jenkins was a contestant on the VH1 reality show "Megan Wants a Millionaire", a US television show in which men with a net worth of at least $1 million vie to win a woman seeking to become a "trophy wife". He is variously described as an architect, property developer and investment banker.

He appeared in three episodes of the TV series "Megan Wants a Millionaire", during which he had to complete such tasks as designing a marketing campaign for her pet chihuahua.

Mr Jenkins' disappearance has sparked a media frenzy. A white car police believe he was driving and an empty boat trailer were found at a marina in the US border town of Blaine, close to Vancouver.

A man matching Mr Jenkins' description arrived by boat at Point Roberts, US territory about 10 miles away, at the tip of a peninsula which is reachable by land only from Canada.

Mr Jenkins's mother reportedly lives in Point Roberts and a local television station quoted a family friend, who said Mr Jenkins' mother went met him in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, saying it was a family emergency.

A preliminary coroner's report indicated that Miss Fiore was strangled.

Mr Jenkins appears to have met her in a Las Vegas casino after recording the VH1 series. The two were married soon after.

According to Miss Fiore's mother, Lisa Lepore: "they had a big blowout" in May and Miss Fiore had the marriage annulled.

Court records show that Mr Jenkins was charged in June in Clark County, Nevada, with a misdemeanour count of "domestic violence" when he was accused of hitting Miss Fiore on her arm.

Mr Jenkins was also charged with assaulting his girlfriend in July 2005 in Calgary and given a conditional discharge with 15 months probation.

Benny Ninja

Benny Ninja is the Westchester, New York-based dancer and choreographer best known for his involvement in ball culture. He is the father of the House of Ninja, a post given to him by the late Willi Ninja of Paris is Burning fame. Ninja has also appeared as a coach and judge on America's Next Top Model.

Danielle Polanco

So I've been watching movies and videos all day just catching up and taking some me time. We all need to do it sometimes so we don't work ourselves into an early grave!!

But, upon watching the movies and videos, I kept seeing this girl who would be dancing her ass off and then switch to acting too! She's a beast!!! If yall ever saw Omarion's video for "Touch" you know what I mean.

Here's a little info on her:

Danielle Polanco (born October 26, 1985) is an elite dancer and choreographer. She is probably best known for being the leading lady in Omarion's music video Touch and for playing in the 2008 movie Step Up 2 the Streets, in which she portrayed Missy Serrano. Polanco has an impressive resume; she has choreographed for Beyonce and Janet Jackson and has also appeared as a dancer in numerous music videos for top artists such as Beyonce, Amerie, Janet Jackson, and Usher. Danielle is a member of the House of Ninja. She is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. She's from and still lives in the Bronx borough of New York City. Most recently, she can be seen in the Broadway revival of West Side story as one of the Shark girls. She is the dance captain for the show.







Step Up 2: The Streets





Tony Touch's "Dimelo" — dancer

Ment 2B's "Wassup Wassup" — dancer

Widelife feat. Simone Denny's "All Things (Queer Eye Theme)" (2003) — dancer

Young Gunz's "Friday Night" (2004) — dancer

MVP's "Roc Ya Body (Mic Check 1, 2)" (2005) — dancer

Amerie's "1 Thing" (2005) — dancer

Amerie featuring T.I.'s "Touch" (2005) — dancer

Omarion's "Touch" (2005) — dancer

Omarion's "I'm Tryna" (2005) — appearance

Beyonce's "Check On It" (2005) — dancer

LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez's "Control Myself" (2006) — dancer

Janet Jackson featuring Khia's "So Excited" (2006) — dancer

Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" (2007) — dancer

Beyonce's "Suga Mama" (2007) — dancer

Beyonce's "Freakum Dress" (2007) — dancer

Nelly's "Wadsyaname" (2007) — dancer

Kat DeLuna's "Whine Up" (2007) — dancer

Usher featuring Young Jeezy's "Love In This Club" (2008) — dancer

Chris Brown's "Forever" (2008) — dancer

Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" (2008) — dancer

Sunday, August 16, 2009

"I'm A Cash Money Millionaire"

Bow Wow has officially announced joining forces with Bryan "Baby" Williams and Lil Wayne as Cash Money/Young Money's newly signed artist.

The rapper broke the news via Twitter Sunday (August 16) night.


He previously hinted at a big announcement last week through a coded voice video.

"People have been wondering where I've been," a voice says on the rapper's YouTube page. "For the past days, I've been here, keeping away from all human contact. Thinking. Strategizing my next move. I'll come out of hiding when it is time. This is a new me. A new look, for now. This is all you see. The mystery continues." (Prince Bow Wow's YouTube Page)

Last month, the rapper informed fans of his indecision to choose which record label he should sign to.

"How many yall think I should sign with atlantic records n get wit T.I.?," he wrote on Sunday (July 19). "Gand hustle homie! Mr kev liles hopefully ill see yall tuesday. Or should I help jd rebuild so so def. Man up become a boss. And sign sum n*ggas that will bring us bk to da so so def yall luv n remember?" (Bow Wow's Twitter)

Bow Wow, who confirmed his departure from Columbia Records earlier this summer, previously pleaded with his record company to allow him to be released from a contractual obligation.

"I'm going to talk directly into the camera because I know people are probably in the office getting calls saying Bow Wow was on here talking about he wants off Columbia Records," he said in a video. "Everybody in the office at Columbia Records, do me a favor. My fans, they see it. They recognize it. They see you guys ain't working as hard as you guys used to work back in 2000. It's a big difference, they see it...Can you please grant me this one wish? Columbia, can you please grant me this wish and let me go? That's all I'm asking, please let me go. Please, please, please, please, please, please. Thank y'all, I'm out." (Justin TV)

Abercrombie Has Loss on Sales Slump

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the U.S. teen clothing retailer, reported a second-quarter loss on slumping sales and costs to close Ruehl stores. The shares rose on investor optimism results will improve in the second half.

The net loss was $26.7 million, or 30 cents a share, compared with a profit of $77.8 million, or 87 cents, a year earlier, the New Albany, Ohio-based company said today in a statement. Revenue dropped 23 percent to $648.5 million, in line with preliminary figures released last week.

Chief Executive Officer Michael Jeffries started to lower prices in the second quarter to compete with other retailers such as Aeropostale Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc., which have used discounts to lure consumers on tight budgets. Pricing changes, inventory management and improved fashion should help results later this year and in 2010, said Richard Jaffe, an analyst at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. in New York.

The second quarter showed "modest improvement," Jaffe said in a research note today. Excluding some items, earnings were 4 cents a share, beating his estimate for a loss of 3 cents.

Marketing, general and administrative expenses declined 19 percent in the quarter to $88.7 million.

Sales at stores open at least a year dropped 30 percent in the three months ended Aug. 1, the company said last week.

The retailer said on June 17 it would close its 29 unprofitable Ruehl stores that carry clothing for 22- to 25-year olds after sales stagnated in the U.S. recession.

Abercrombie rose $1.29, or 3.9 percent, to $34.25 at 4:15 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The shares have gained 48 percent this year.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I Can Do Bad All By Myself

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith ... and even true love.

Sept 11th 2009 be there!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Woman's Worth

Usually I would post a video but this time I wanted to switch it up! I felt this was something that actually needed to be read and not watched or listened to.

You could buy me diamonds, you could buy me pearls
Take me on a cruise around the world
Baby you know I'm worth it
Dinner lit by candles, run my bubble bath
Make love tenderly to last and last
Baby you know I'm worth it
Wanna please wanna keep wanna treat your woman right
Not just told but to show that you know she is worth your time
You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can't find a man who knows her worth, mhmn

Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

If you treat me fairly I'll give you all my goods
Treat you like a real woman should
Baby I know you're worth it
If you never play me, promise not to bluff
I'll hold you down when shit gets rough
Baby I know you're worth it
She rolls the mile makes you smile all the while being true
Don't take for granted the passion that she has for you
You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can't find a man who knows her worth, oh

Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

No need to read between the lines, spell it out for you
Just hear this song cuz you can't go wrong when you value
A woman, woman, woman, a woman's worth

Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth


Its funny that I had received these in a email from a friend after I had a heated discussion with another friend.

These are so true and so real! I'm sure you all can relate to them!

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who angers you conquers you.
-Elizabeth Kenny

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
-William Congreve

John Galliano

I absolutely love this mans style!! His eye for such detail and the way he flips his designs with such intricate details.....absolutely amazing!!

I'm all for being different and wanting to stand out so his designs are right up my alley!! He can be so out there and crazy and then also classic and simple too!

Here are just a few of his pieces. Some dresses and shoes. He also has fashions for the fellas as well.

Check his website out at

Sara Stokes Formally of Badboy's Da Band Accused of Stabbing Husband

Former singer of Diddy's MTV reality show, "Making the Band 2," was involved in a domestic spat last Sunday (August 2), resulting in her spouse being stabbed.

According to TMZ, Sara Stokes, formerly of Da Band, got into it with her husband Tony at their Moreno Valley, CA home when she stormed out of the house.

Then, while leaving, she tripped, fell and hurt her head. She accused Tony of doing it.

Sara allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed her husband in the arm while their three kids watched, said the report.

Cops were called and Sara was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. Currently, the D.A. is deciding whether to charge her.

Her lawyer told TMZ, via a statement, that the couple were having "fun" before the incident took place.

"Sara and Tony have a very passionate and loving relationship that on August 2, while having an evening of fun, she slipped and fell, hitting her head heavily on the ground and somehow in the process of helping her Tony got injured," said Eric Kayira.

Stokes was a member of the gold-selling group, Da Band, constructed by Diddy on his MTV reality show "Making the Band." The group consisted of rappers Chopper, Fred Watson, Babs, Ness and reggae vocalist Dylan.

Da Band was eventually disbanded during the show's finale, and each member -- including Sara -- went on to pursue solo careers.

The Newest Atlanta Housewife

Kandi Burruss was ¼ of the R&B girl group Xscape who rose to fame in the early 1990s. Alongside sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott and childhood friend Tameka Cottle,single, "Just Kickin' It," on which Burruss sang lead vocals. The group continued to gain a fan base with their other singles, such as "Tonight," "Love On My Mind," "Understanding." Soon after, they released their debut album, Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha in 1993, which went platinum.

In the beginning, all of the girls in Xscape shared lead vocals, but as they were starting their second album, Burruss and LaTocha Scott took the lead on most of their songs, which brought tension in the group. Burruss sung lead on two singles off their second album Off The Hook, which were, "Feels So Good" and "Can't Hang".

In 1998, the group released their third album Traces of My Lipstick, but then broke up.

​Solo and Peach Candy

After the demise of the group, Burruss moved on with a solo career. During this time, her ability to write hits came into play. In 1999, she and former bandmate from Xscape, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, wrote "No Scrubs" for the girl group, TLC, which went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and led them to winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song that year. A year later, Burruss released her debut album Hey Kandi, along with two singles, "Don't Think I'm Not" and "Cheatin' On Me." Her album achieved lukewarm success, and she was dropped by Columbia Records, leading her to return to full-time songwriting. In 2002, Burruss had her first born, a girl named Riley.

In 2007, Burruss formed the hip hop duo, Peach Candy with the Atlanta, Georgia MC, Rasheeda and released a couple of songs and mixed tapes. Over the course of ten years, Burruss has written songs for various artists, which resulted in her winning the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award, becoming the first woman in history to achieve the honor. In addition to "No Scrubs", Kandi's writing credits include: "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Bug A Boo" by Destiny's Child, "There You Go" by Pink, as well as album tracks for the likes of Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, NSYNC, Usher, Mya, Joe, and Whitney Houston.

As of March 2009, Kandi joined the cast of the reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta for its second season (replacing former cast member DeShawn Snow from Season One), which will premiere on the BRAVO Network on July 30th, 2009.

Kandi is currently plotting a return to the music scene with a new album titled "B.L.O.G.", scheduled for release later this year (4th Quarter of 2009).

In her own words: "I came up with the concept based on things that were relevant to what's going on in my life now, including the show and what things have been written about me and my fiancée by bloggers," she admits. "The whole album isn't about the show but there are definitely songs inspired from the show like "Fly Above," and "It Must Be Good."

Her promo single for the new album is titled "Trade Him In" and features rapper Gucci Mane. Additionally, she is featured on new rapper Big Bank Black's single titled "Try It Out", currently gaining buzz at urban radio stations in the Atlanta area.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Young Singer's Rise

Bieber Fever has arrived, and it's an epidemic of teenage proportions.

The first symptoms are obvious: the 150 or so love-smitten lasses who lined up last Friday around the block of MuchMusic, are declaring their devotion to pop music's latest cherub – Justin Bieber – through homemade "I Heart Justin" T-shirts, handheld posters and banners.

The number may seem small at first glance, but it's only 9:40 a.m. When the fresh-faced mop-top finally takes to the stage for his debut Much on Demand performance eight hours later, the sizeable armada flotilla of transfixed teenagers – numbering around 1,000 as they lay siege to the corner of Queen and John – unleash siren squeals of eardrum-shattering adoration.

"Marry me!" screams one decibel-smasher, managing to cut the air amidst a sea of unabashed love declarations, as Bieber slaps hands with the crowd and never loses his charismatic smile, walking through a gauntlet of outstretched hands straining to touch the latest Adonis.

"You fans are amazing!" shouts Bieber. The claim to fame of the 15-year-old – a protégé of R&B superstar Usher – rests on "One Time," a single upbeat pronouncement of puppy love that's still very much in the embryonic stages of becoming a U.S. hit.

To this shrieking wall of teeming estrogen, however, Justin Bieber has already penetrated the Jonas Brothers stratosphere of popularity. What's more, he's one of us: Canadian, hailing from nearby Stratford.

So how did Bieber Fever infect so many so quickly? Virally, of course: While there's no shortage of Disney (Miley Cyrus, the aforementioned Jonas trio, and Demi Lovato) and non-Disney (16-year-old Shiloh, another Canadian) teen talent flooding the market, none has exploited the YouTube, Twitter, MySpace and Facebook social networks quite as effectively as young Bieber.

YouTube has been his biggest coup: as of Friday, almost 3.8 million viewers have seen Bieber's official video at least "One Time." Ten million more have witnessed his performance of Chris Brown's "With You."

Even when Bieber simply plays the drums – one of four instrumental talents self-taught by ear that include guitar, piano and trumpet – spectators are attracted: almost 500,000 at last count.

Thrown in over 278,000 Facebook fans, 105,000 Twitter followers and 2.5 million MySpace fans, and Bieber is helping to Usher in a new era of music marketing: immediacy.

"I think Twitter has allowed the average fan to feel like they're hanging out with the artist," says Daniel Mekinda, whose Toronto firm tanjola manages the career of Universal recording artist Shiloh.

"It allows for a much quicker, simpler dialogue between the artist and their fans, and created a new, closer relationship between the artist and the fan."

It's certainly benefited Bieber, who regularly Twitters his whereabouts his promotional travels. The young singer, now based in Atlanta after signing a record deal eight months ago backed by label powerhouse Island Def Jam Records, handles such duties with aplomb.

"It's been awesome," he smiles, a little groggy during this early morning interview at a downtown hotel.

"At first, I didn't know if this is what I wanted. But I really love to be in the spotlight, and just be the centre of the attention."

In fact, a year ago, he claims his aspirations were much different. He attended Stratford's Northwestern Secondary, dated a few girls, and lived the life of a "regular kid.

"Before, I was really concentrating on sports," says Bieber, who lives with Pattie, his mother. "I played hockey a lot. I was really focused on sports."

However, three years ago, he entered the local contest Stratford Idol, and decided to bring a camera to record his performance for absent family members.

"I put videos of the competition on YouTube for them to see, and it just kind of blew up," Bieber recalls.

"I got a couple thousand hits, and then I got a couple million hits."

Bieber posted more videos of himself covering hits, but it was his version of Ne-Yo's "So Sick" that caught the attention of Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive with Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Records. Braun was engaged in some consulting work for Akon when he discovered Bieber.

"I was online doing research – and Akon's kid was singing Aretha Franklin's `Respect,'" Braun remembers. "There was a related video – and I clicked it, thinking it was the same person – and it was Justin in his first-ever singing competition at 12 years old."

Braun found more Bieber videos, including one of him busking in front of the Avon Theatre, but was sold by his Ne-Yo rendition.

"I was blown away that a little kid had a range like that," admits Braun, who also manages rapper Asher Roth. "Then I stalked him."

Braun left messages at school and with anyone he could think of to reach Bieber, who said his mother initially called his future manager back "to shut him up."

Instead, a two-and-a-half hour conversation ensued.

"It turned out he was a cool guy," say Bieber. "He flew me out to Atlanta where I went to a studio to meet some people, and Usher was there. It was an accident that we met. I went up to him and said, `Usher, Usher! I love your songs. You want me to sing you one?'

"And he politely denied me."

Usher eventually came around, flying the youth back to Atlanta for an audition, and then emerging victorious in a bidding war against Justin Timberlake to partner in Bieber's recording career with manager Braun.

"Usher is very passionate about this project," states Scooter Braun.

"He's very protective of Justin. He sees himself at that age, and he doesn't want Justin making any of the mistakes he made. He wants Justin to win.

"And one of the best things about having Usher as part of the team, is that he will understand what Justin is going through. To have that outlet for Justin is invaluable and really a blessing."

The odds seem to be stacked in Bieber's favour. "One Time," which has already been a Top-10 hit on iTunes Canada, is written by Chris "Tricky" Stewart and Terius "the-Dream" Nash, authors of Rihanna's mega-hit "Umbrella" and Beyoncé's chart-topping "Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It)"; his debut album My World will be dropping before the end of the year (a release date is still being mulled over) and he's appearing in an upcoming Nickelodeon movie called School Gyrls with Mr. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon.

At the moment, however, Bieber is trying to retain as much normalcy as he can with a hectic promotion schedule that finds him in Florida, Michigan, Kentucky, New Jersey and New York before September.

"I sort of set out one day a week at least to myself, to just be a regular kid and do regular things," he says.

"I think it's really important, because I'll never get these years back. I'm working a lot now, and I'll never get these years back.

"I don't want to be 30 and say, `Wow, I didn't really do anything with my childhood,' so, I'm trying to do what I'm doing and trying to be a kid."

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

Barack Obama

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Maino Said It Best.....

Over the last few weeks I've noticed more people hating on others for no apparent reason? I myself have never understood why people hate each other to begin with?

I consider myself to be a very neutral person when it comes to dealing with people. I'm in a profession where I come into contact with people of all walks of life, gender, financial backgrounds, etc and I treat them all exactly the same.

I've never considered myself a hater and I don't think I've ever showed hater tendencies?!? If I have I've never been called on them? I've always felt that there was no need to hate on anyone or anything because I'm a firm believe in " whatever you want in life or feel you're lacking, you need to go and get it!"

I mean most people hate the dumbest things?!? Clothes, $$$, skin color, hair, weight, cars, materialistic things!?! No one seems to ever hate on being smart, honest, loyal, hard working, being positive, and all the other morals and qualities one should have and live by.

What causes this? Is it due to tv, magazines, media, everyday life?!? I mean honestly I know we all have had our moments of envy, you'd be lying if you said you haven't! But some people just hate for the pure reason of just hating.

I will always be the first to congratulate anyone whose being positive and working hard for a goal they want to accomplish for themselves and/or others. If e had more people in this world who just wasn't out for "self" I truly believe there would be more opportunities and more success stories.

I don't meant to vent but is just something I had on my mind. I'd love to hear what ya'll have to say? What is your understanding of thoughts about why people hate on others???

Man, this just another one of those questions that we will never truly have an answer to.

Jwork Doing Big Things!!!!

So I'm very pleased and excited to announce that my Jwork Ltd fam has been honored by gracing the cover....ok ya'll didn't hear me....THE COVER of Flypaper Magazine! Please catch Jermaine Jenkins, CEO of Jwork Ltd on the cover of Flypaper Magazine(he's on the left).

They are definitely the hottest and fastest growing clothing line not only in the midwest, but worldwide! I'm very happy and excited for what the future holds for this company...scratch that...this EMPIRE!

Just when you think its just the fashion they have on lock?!? No way! They are businesses within businesses and they keep growing bigger and stronger each day! They are the true definition of, " Keeping your hands in more than one project."

So please comment and show Jwork Ltd some love and also stop by to get you some of their 5-Star Lifestyle in your life!

"Jwork Ltd. Not just fashion, not just an empire, but a way of life!"

And everyone can quote me on that!!

Gotta Love Jimmy Choo

So if I could go on a shopping spree and not worry about the damage I could'd definitely add these to my shoe collection!

Gotta love Jimmy Choo! Shoes and bags are simply amazing! These aren't even a dent that I would add to my collection!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Do You Remember......Isyss?

Isyss was an R&B girl group whose name stood for "Intelligent Sexy Young Soul Sisters".

The original members were LeTecia Harrison, Ardena Clark, La'Myia Good (sister to actress Meagan Good) and lead singer Quierra Davis-Martin They achieved moderate success in 2002 with their debut album "The Way We Do" which included the hits "Day & Night" Featuring rapper Jadakiss and "Single For The Rest Of My Life". They performed the theme song to the short lived BET talk show "Oh Drama". They were also nominated for two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards and they took home one. They were the spokespersons for the hair care products "Got 2 B So Smooth". Unfortunately they were also dropped from Arista Records (due to poor album sales) before they could release their sophomore album.. Ardena Clark was later replaced by a new member "Love" shortly before they broke up due to creative differences. Their only album "The Way We Do" reached # 55 on the Billboard Charts and has only sold about 300,000 copies.

After Isyss

Currently, La'Myia Good and Love are both members of a new R&B group BAD GYRL. Quierra Davis-Martin is pursuing a solo career. LeTecia Harrison is a model and she has a fashion line. Ardena Clark is studying politics.

Rashard Lewis Suspended by N.B.A.

The N.B.A. on Thursday suspended the Orlando Magic All-Star forward Rashard Lewis for 10 games for violating its policy on performance-enhancing drugs, saying he had elevated levels of testosterone.

Lewis said he took an over-the-counter supplement - which he declined to identify - at the end of last season and said he did not believe it contained a banned substance.

Lewis is an 11-year veteran who missed the last three games of the regular season with knee tendinitis. He played in all of the Magic's postseason games and was the team's second-leading scorer as it advanced to the N.B.A. finals, where it lost to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Unlike Major League Baseball and the N.F.L., which have been battered over the years by disclosures that their players used banned substances, the N.B.A. has been largely unscathed. League officials on Thursday would not release the names of those players who have been suspended for violating the sport's policies on performance-enhancing drugs, but news media reports show that a handful have been suspended since 1999.

In a written statement, Lewis said he took responsibility for his positive test and apologized to his teammates and fans for "not doing the research that should come with good judgment" in regards to the supplement he said he had ingested.

Gary Wadler, an internist and a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency, said that elevated levels of testosterone can be caused by ingesting or injecting a substance, which helps build muscle mass and improves recovery time. Elevated levels of testosterone can also be caused by the substance DHEA, which is often found in supplements, Wadler said.

The supplement industry has come under increased scrutiny from federal authorities. The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers on July 29 not to use body-building products that are sold as over-the-counter nutritional supplements because they may contain steroids or steroid-like substances. The warning came five days after federal agents searched several locations tied to the company American Cellular Labs, which the authorities said sells supplements that contain designer steroids.

"I hope this unintentional mistake will not reflect poorly on our team and its great character," Lewis said. "I hope every athlete can learn from my mistake that supplements, no matter how innocent they seem, should only be taken after consulting an expert in the field."

The N.B.A.'s policy on performance-enhancing drugs is much less stringent that the policies in baseball and the N.F.L. There is no testing out of season, when antidoping experts believe players most benefit from using the substances. The 10-game suspension for a first positive test in the N.B.A. is a little less than an eighth of the season. A first positive in baseball results in a 50-game suspension (about a third of the season) and a first positive in football results in a 4-game suspension (a quarter of the season).

Lewis will be docked about $1.6 million of his $18 million salary for the 2009-10 season, The Associated Press said.

"When you do something stupid and what you think is harmless, you feel bad about it, because you're letting your team and your organization down," said Otis Smith, the Magic's general manager.

He added: "It's 10 games. A silver lining is we'll get to see some of our other guys play. We're fortunate it's not more than 10 games. We'll miss him, but we'll see more of our bench."

Travis Tygart, the chief of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which oversees the drug testing of Olympic athletes, and an ardent critic of the supplement industry, said: "There is a significant portion of the supplement industry that is profiting off the backs of our athletes and compromising the integrity of our national sports. The system needs to change to better protect all consumers."

RiRi,Kanye & Jay-Z 2 open new Jay Leno

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B stars Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay-Z will perform on the premiere of Jay Leno's comedy and chat show in September, in a apparent bid to grab hip, young viewers to NBC's new primetime experiment.

NBC said on Thursday that the trio would perform "Run This Town" from Jay-Z's new album, "The Blueprint 3," when "The Jay Leno Show" makes its debut on September 14 at 10pm.

It will be one of the first, major public performances for Rihanna, 21, since she was assaulted in February by her then boyfriend, singer Chris Brown.

Rihanna, rapper West and Jay-Z are among the most popular R&B artists in the United States.

NBC's decision to move the popular late night talk show host to the primetime slot five days a week is being closely watched by the U.S. TV industry as it seeks to trim costs and retain audiences.

Leno told reporters this week that his show would have more comedy and less chat. New features include a "green car" challenge in which celebrities will be invited to race a high-tech electric car round a track built outside Leno's new studio.

Brown has pleaded guilty to punching Rihanna in Los Angeles in February and is expected to be sentenced later this month to five years probation and 180 days of community service.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Drunk Driving Mom Kills 8

The driver responsible for a head-on collision that killed eight people -- including herself and four children -- on the Taconic State Parkway north of New York City last week was drunk and impaired by marijuana, authorities said.

One of the vehicles in the three-vehicle wreck was heading the wrong direction, police said.

Diane Schuler, 36, had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.19 percent and high levels of marijuana in her system, Maj. William Carey of the New York State Police said at a news conference Tuesday.

Schuler also had "6 grams of alcohol in her stomach that had yet to be metabolized," Carey said.

Schuler's blood alcohol level indicated that she had consumed approximately 10 alcoholic beverages, said Betsy Spratt, chief toxicologist with the Westchester County district attorney's office.

"She would have had difficulty with perception, with her judgment [and] with her memory," Spratt said of Schuler. "Around that level of alcohol, you also start to get what's called tunnel vision, where your perception is changed and you can't see peripherally all the time."

Investigators recovered a broken bottle of vodka in Schuler's minivan, said Carey, who added police didn't know whether she was drinking while driving. Spratt said she can't determine what kind of alcohol Schuler drank.

The head-on crash happened July 26 when a minivan driven by Schuler and carrying five children was heading the wrong way on a northbound lane of the Taconic State Parkway about 30 miles north of New York City, police said. The minivan crashed into an SUV carrying three adults.

Schuler and four of the children in the minivan died, as did the three people in the SUV. One child in the minivan survived and was hospitalized.

One of the killed children was Schuler's daughter, and the other three were her nieces, CNN affiliate WABC reported. The child who survived is Schuler's son, according to WABC.

A third vehicle carrying two adults was also involved in the crash, state police said. They suffered minor injuries.

Witnesses told authorities they believed they saw the minivan straddling lanes and tailgating before the crash, according to WABC.

The district attorney's office and the police "will continue to investigate the facts and circumstances that led up to the collision causing the deaths, so that the public and the families of the victims can understand what led to this horrific crash," said Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore in a written statement.

Carey echoed that sentiment, saying a criminal investigation continues but that no criminal charges will be filed at this point.

Ladies Lead Way for MTV Awards

Beyonce and Lady Gaga each scored nine MTV Video Music Award nominations, it was announced Tuesday.

The two are tied for the most nominations, including video of the year and best female video.

"I'm excited and honored to be tied for most nominated for the VMAs," Beyonce says in a written statement. "I've been blessed this year to have 'Single Ladies' become a video people really connected with and responded to."

Comeback kid Britney Spears got seven nominations for her "Circus" and "Womanizer" videos. Also competing for the MTV moonmen awards: Jay-Z, T.I., Katy Perry, Green Day, Eminem, Kanye West and Coldplay.

British comedian Russell Brand will host the awards again this year. They will be held at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 13.

Steven Tyler Falls This Way ..Off Stage

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries in a tumble from the stage at a South Dakota concert and joked about the fall as he was loaded into the helicopter to be taken to a hospital, a concert spokesman said Thursday. Tyler, 61, whose performances often include swaying and grinding on microphone stands adorned with scarves, fell while entertaining the crowd by dancing around after the sound system failed during the song "Love in an Elevator," said Mike Sanborn, spokesman for the Buffalo Chip Campground, which hosted the outdoor concert. "He was good-natured about it," Sanborn said. "He was in good spirits when he got in the helicopter. He was talking and joking with the physician." Sanborn said it wasn't mmediately clear how serious Tyler's injuries were and that he was taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital, the only major hospital in western South Dakota. A hospital spokeswoman would not confirm Thursday whether Tyler was there. "He does a lot of dancing on the stage and he does a lot of stuff with his mike stand. He put his stand down and twirled around and stepped backwards off the stage," Sanborn said. Tyler fell onto a couple of fans in the crowd of thousands, Sanborn said. Security rushed to help him and the crowd cheered when Tyler got back up and he was taken backstage, where a physician attended to him. Around 12:15 a.m., Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry came out to tell the audience Tyler was being taken to the hospital and that he show would not go on. "It was an unfortunate end to an extraordinary evening," Sanborn said. Jennifer Horton, Rapid City Regional Hospital's vice president of public relations and marketing, said early Thursday that Tyler wasn't in the hospital directory. Under the privacy laws, that means the person is either not there or chose not to be included in the directory, according to the hospital's Web site. Tyler's publicist did not return several calls Thursday seeking comment. Tyler, known for heavy hits such as "Walk This Way" and "Dream On," attended Sturgis last year to promote his Dirico Motorcycles line and was back this year to do that again and play at Buffalo Chip. He was known for heavy drug and alcohol abuse in the 1970s and arly 1980s. Every member of the blues-rock five-piece went to rehab in the mid-1980s, and staged an improbable comeback with the MTV generation. Fans were disappointed the concert was cut short but hoped Tyler wasn't seriously hurt. Lance Yellow Robe, who said he was 8 eight feet from the stage when Tyler fell off, told the Rapid City Journal "you could kind of see it coming because he was dancing all over the stage. "I hope he's OK,"

Judge Delays Sentencing of Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday postponed the sentencing of R&B singer Chris Brown to make sure his punishment for assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna would include physical labor such as road cleanup.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg rescheduled the sentencing to August 27 to give court officials time to arrange the community service that Brown, 20, must perform as part of a plea deal he made in June on an assault charge.

Brown, whose hits include "Kiss Kiss," pleaded guilty to punching Rihanna, 21, until she was bloodied and bruised on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February.

He agreed to serve five years probation, attend classes on domestic violence and perform 180 days of community service, which is expected to take place in his home state of Virginia.

Schnegg said she wanted to be assured that Brown would be doing physical work as part of his community service.

The incident between the two young singers sparked an outcry from their fans and groups that offer support and services to victims of domestic abuse.

Last month Brown issued his first public apology, calling his loss of control that night in February, "unacceptable, 100 percent," and asking for forgiveness

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just Too Sexy

Okay so its been a minute since I posted some eye candy! So with out further a do I present Mr. Lance Gross!

Ladies I know ya'll feel me on this one! He's talented funny smart humble and of course super screxy!!! Lol

He can been seen weekly on the hit show House of Paynes every Weds on TBS! He is a very talented young man who I believe has a very bright future ahead of him!

We all know that's he's engaged to the equally gorgeous Eva "The Diva" Marcelle. But we can still wish and dream right?!?


*Sidebar* Lance is a cancer just like me! We are exactly one year and 4 days apart! He was born 7/8/81 and me 7/4/82!!