Friday, March 31, 2006

AJ LEFT 106 & PARK VIDEO COUNTDOWN ON BET FOR PERSONAL REASONS




Former BET Star Says He Left Show Over Vulgar Music

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (April 1) - The former co-host of BET's popular 106 & Park video countdown show blasted this week what he called the destructive messages of many of the show's most popular music videos.

A.J. Calloway co-hosted the show for five years with Free, whose given name is Marie Wright. Both left the show in July.

"I couldn't watch my own show with my niece on my lap," Calloway told an audience Wednesday at South Carolina State University as part of the "Black Student Today" panel. The discussion focused on the impact of hip-hop music.

"Pick your five favorite songs," Calloway said. "Write down every word that's in your favorite songs. Read it back to yourself and think about what that has put into your head.

"Understand internally what you're taking into your soul and into your system. Really look at it. You might say it doesn't do anything, but I'm telling you it does."

Calloway has said that he left because he was only offered a brief extension at the end of his contract. But BET executive Stephen Hill said then that he was surprised Calloway decided to leave the popular show.

Calloway told the university audience he had vowed that after facing racism growing up in New Jersey he would "never do anything against my race."

"I felt like I was hurting us by doing what I was doing," he said.

He said the messages in some hip-hop music serve as a distraction to the challenges facing blacks.

"We're so lost in the music, we don't understand the reality of what's happening day-to-day in our lives," he said. "All those institutions that are out to bring down (blacks) don't have to work any more because we're doing it to ourselves. ... They're laughing at us."

Another panelist defended hip-hop music's messages.

"Most of the lyrics, if you listen to the poetry of hip-hop, is about taking a devastating situation and making it better, coming up out of poverty," said Ben Chavis, co-founder of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.

russel simmons hip hop honors


NEW YORK - A six-day celebration of hip-hop culture will be held in October along with VH1's third annual "Hip-Hop Honors" show, network and city officials announced Thursday.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg — or "Mike B," as he called himself for the day — announced the festivities while flanked by hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons and Ice-T.

Bloomberg said it's important for the city to honor musical traditions.

"That means celebrating an art form that has expressed the realities of city life," Bloomberg said after welcoming visitors to his "crib," City Hall. "As hip-hop has evolved and new artists have emerged, its lessons have continued to be valuable for us."

The events and promotions Oct. 12-17 will include hip-hop artists visiting city schoolchildren, performances at clubs throughout the city, and fashion- and sports-related events.

The show itself will be taped Oct. 7 and broadcast Oct. 17. This year's honorees include Simmons, MC Lyte, the Beastie Boys, the Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Rakim and Easy-E.

Ice-T, a rapper who plays a detective on TV's "Law & Order: SVU," will host the show.

In their comments, Ice-T and Simmons stressed the educational value of hip-hop and said its artists often spoke the truth, even if it wasn't pretty.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

TOPS at the box office

1. Ice Age: The Meltdown $70,500,000.00
2. Inside Man $52,763,000.00
3. ATL $12,545,000.00
4. Failure to Launch $73,243,000.00
5. V is for Vendetta $56,830,000.00
6. Stay Alive $17,349,000.00
7. She's the Man $26,764,000.00
8. Slither $3,676,000.00
9. The Shaggy Dog $53,847,000.00
10. Larry the Cable Guy 11,500,000.00

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

ROCA WEAR SELLS MORE CLOTHES THAN SEAN JEAN AND PHAT FARM


DESTINY FULFILLED!



R&B group Destiny's Child received the 2,305th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today in front of hundreds of screaming fans that braved the pouring rain.

BET SPRING BREAK





Sunday, March 26, 2006

DIDDY MADE MOST IN 2005 OF ALL HIP HOP ARTISTS



Sean "Diddy" Combs can confidently claim the bragging rights of hip-hop's highest earner in 2005. The Bad Boy CEO came in at No. 15 on Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 30 list of The Richest Rock Stars of 2006.

Diddy raked in $24.3 million all thanks to selling his Bad Boy Records to Warner Music Group and earnings from his Sean John clothing line.

50 Cent stood three spots away at No. 19 with $19.7 million. According to Rolling Stone, 50 made at least $10 million from his G-Unit clothing line, video game deal, Reebok sneaker deal and his Get Rich or Die Tryin' paycheck. 50 also shared ticket sales from the "Anger Management" Tour with Eminem, where they each earned around $5 million.

Em and Dr. Dre, who stood at No. 21 and No. 26 on the list with earnings of $17.8 million and $16.9 million, respectively, also shared into 50's record profits thanks to interlocking label deals.

Sitting at No. 22 with $17.5 million, Jay-Z took home as much as 3 million from his presidential duties at Island Def Jam. Hov also took a cut from the company's $10 million buyout of Roc-A-Fella Records and also earned from his Rocawear clothing line.

Kanye West held down the fort at No. 25 with $ 16.9 million. Half of 'Ye's earnings came from his "Touch the Sky" Tour.

The top fourteen spots on the list were occupied by rock and alternative groups who made a substantial amount of their earnings from touring. U2 took the No. 1 spot with $154.2 million.

WEAVES IN HOLLYWOOD

JESSICA SIMPSON IS SELLING WEAVES AND HAS ALWAYS WORN ONE TO MAKE HER HAIR THICKER
SHARON STONE IS WEARING ONE FOR HER NEW BASIC INSTINCT PART 2 MOVIE AND HOWARD STERN
MR RADIO WEARS A COMPLETE WEAVE WIG! BETCHA DIDDNT KNOW........



L.A. Fashion Week - latoya mya


Saturday, March 18, 2006

HOOPZ from the VHI FLAVA FLAV REALITY SHOW



stills of mariah carey & pharell in mariahs new video


JESSICA ALBA & ADRIANNA LIMA

adriana lima (the victoria secret model) is on the cover of GQ and confesses she is a 26 year old VIRGIN.........hmmmmmm
jessica alba is on the cover of FHM this month........both look good


Saturday, March 11, 2006

NUMBER ONE IN THE COUNTRY "NE-YO"


"SO SICK" (of love songs) is everyones jam - it is truly received well at
pop/ hip hop/ and r/b stations and has sold more units last week than anyone.
this kid started as a writer and has written for mario and others******

NEW AD CAMPAIGNS

NICOLE RICHIE AND EVA FROM TOP MODEL ARE GETTING THAT CORPORATE MONEY!


Monday, March 6, 2006

L-Boogie lauryn hill sure is aging better than kieth sweat tedy riley aron hall(Guy)