Thursday, June 29, 2006

Jaimee Foxx clowns kanye west


I heard these two may have some beef with each other cause kanye thinks he is
the better performer......jaimee was heard telling someone "did he see the OSCARS?
on stage at the BET awards jaimee made faces and held up a fan behind kanye's head without kanye knowing!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

STAR FLIGHT


Star's 'View' Days: Over!

June 28, 2006

STAR JONES REYNOLDS made it official on "The View" Tuesday, telling the audience that she wouldn't be returning for a tenth season.

This morning, Star told RYAN SEACREST in a radio interview on 102.7 FM that following her announcement yesterday, she was asked by the ABC network not to return to the show today (she was scheduled to stay on until July 13.)

Star revealed that she just wanted to be honest with viewers about the fact that her contract was not renewed for a tenth season: "I simply told what happened," which included her telling People magazine that she felt like she'd been fired.

In response to Star's comments, BARBARA WALTERS told The Associated Press that she felt betrayed by Star's words and her surprise announcement on yesterday's broadcast: "I love Star and I was trying to do everything I possibly could ... up until this morning when I was betrayed ... to protect her," she revealed Tuesday.

This morning on "The View," Walters, sitting with JOY BEHAR and ELISABETH HASSELBECK, addressed the situation, opening the show with, "And then there were three."

Walters explained that it was a "difficult" day for all of them, and that following Star's surprise announcement yesterday, she wouldn't be back. Walters went on to explain that Star knew for months that her contract wouldn't be renewed for a "variety of reasons," and that they wanted to give her the chance to exit the show gracefully.

Star released the following statement to ET Tuesday, saying, "I've spent an amazing nine years as a part of 'The View' family, and they have been the most professionally and personally rewarding years of my life. Through it all, I have appreciated the support of my family, my friends and most importantly the viewers, and I am incredibly grateful for all of the love that has been shown to me. 'The View' is now moving in a new direction, and I will not be returning this fall -- but, wherever I go, I will carry a lifetime of memories with me. Thank you all so much for your invaluable love and support."

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

BET AWARDS 2006


LOS ANGELES - R&B crooner Chris Brown won best new artist at the sixth annual BET Awards on Tuesday night. The Black Entertainment Network "made me who I am today," Brown told the Shrine Auditorium audience.


Other early winners were Prince for male R&B artist, Missy Elliott for female hip-hop artist and NBA star LeBron James as best male athlete.

Said the dapper Prince: "This was unexpected; I appreciate it nonetheless."

Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx entered the show as the top nominee with five bids for BET Awards, which recognize the best in hip-hop, R&B, gospel and music videos, as well as athletes and actors.

Damon Wayans told The Associated Press before the live broadcast that he was excited about hosting the event.

RESULTS:
Male Hip-Hop Artist: T.I.
Female Hip-Hop Artist: Missy Elliott
Male R&B Artist: Prince
Female R&B Artist: Mary J. Blige
Gospel Artist: Kirk Franklin
New Artist: Chris Brown
Duet/Collaboration: Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx, "Gold Digger"
Best Group: Black Eyed Peas
Best Actor: Terrence Howard
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Male Athlete: LeBron James
Female Athlete: Venus Williams
Video of the Year: (tie) Mary J. Blige, "Be Without You" and Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx, "Gold Digger"
Viewers' Choice: Chris Brown, "Yo, Excuse Me Miss"
Bet J Cool Like That: Anthony Hamilton
Humanitarian Award: Harry Belafonte
Lifetime Achievement Award: Chaka Khan


Both Foxx and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges were nominated in musical and acting categories.

BET Award winners were decided by a panel of executives from entertainment companies.

Marion Jones is still FAST


World record holder in the 100 meters marion jones was in the USA track & field championship held in Indianapolis this past week and she sprinted past the other
women to win br far the 100meter race.....but is this fair ? she is basically a man!

Shaq BRINGS TITLE TO MIAMI -Parade last weekend




Shaq and Dwayne Wade of the miami heat NBA team proved even when you are down 0-2
you CAN come back and win The Championship

Monday, June 26, 2006

TECH NEWS





Free coupons ring up Cingular customers
June 26, 2006 5:54 PM PDT
Hate rifling through your purse or pockets for those coupons you clipped from the Sunday paper? Not into downloading coupons online and printing them out? Cellfire is betting on it.



Credit: CellfireOn Tuesday the company will begin offering free mobile coupons to Cingular customers, promising that additional carriers will be added soon. The free, 60k application can be downloaded to your phone just like a ringtone or a game, and Cellfire has already brought such retailers as 1-800-Flowers, TGI Friday's, Hollywood Video and other local chains onboard. The coupons are stored on the handset itself, eliminating the need to access the Internet to redeem them. Just show the coupon as it appears on the phone display to the clerk, and you're good to go.

Coupons are selected for you based on your ZIP code, and Cellfire's CEO Brent Dusing promises they're deals that aren't offered anywhere else.

You can get the coupons by texting 22888 or by visiting the Cellfire Web site.

PHOTOS of the day PARIS and BEYONCE


NOTORIUS B.I.G ACTION FIGURE

Do we really need a Biggie action figure 8 years after he is gone?

1NIGHT with JAY Z IN NYC celebrating 10year anniversary of reasonable doubt

random monday news for the last week in june 2006

Despite ‘Jacob The Jewelers,’ arrest two weeks ago on conspiracy to distribute more than 476 kilograms of cocaine, he has earned his street cred because his new sneaker line is sold out at Neiman Marcus and Fred Segal and there is a waiting list for his next collection, hitting the stores in July.


Rap producer Timbaland insists that the reason he works so well with singer Nelly Furtado is because they have incredibly similar personalities. Timbaland loved working with the Canadian singer. He explains, “Our chemistry is similar. It’s like the same. We think alike. She does music like me. She’s always mumbling and I’m always mumbling beats, so we put her mumbles together and came up with a hit song!” The duo has a huge hit with the song, “Promiscuous.”


Madonna is allegedly amused by the fact that Mariah Carey’s has poor summer concert ticket sales. Reportedly, Madonna laughed hysterically and she’s asked her tour promoters to e-mail her Mariah’s sales. Why laugh at someone who is obviously more vocally talented than you?

Mariah Carey, P. Diddy and Jamie Foxx are among the celebrities who will receive stars on the ‘Hollywood Walk Of Fame,’ next year.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Launch party in L.A. for Tuks &Caico Film festival

Lisaraye from the "All of Us" sitcom and her new husband prince of the turks and caico island Michael and friends jasmine guy and cree sommer from bill cosby's "different world series" ..good friend Vivica Fox and shaun robinson were there also ... brilliant entertainment was invited to this event with a personal call from lisaraye!






LV LOUIS VUITON AD FEATURING PHARELL

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some brands get it ,they actually understand the power of urban celebrity
and the global effect on driving sales

Saturday, June 17, 2006

JOHNY GILL of New Edition 40th B-day party

johhny gill, new edition members, janet jackson,sugar ray leonard ,jimmy jam all at johhny gills b-day






Janet's new single cover

Jessica Simpson new nose new maxim cover


FORBES CELEBRITY 100 LIST



Generating headlines isn't enough to solidify your standing in Hollywood. A fat paycheck won't do it, either. Only a combination of earnings and sizzle will land a celebrity a coveted spot on our Celebrity 100.

To generate the list, Forbes used a combination of factors including income, Web references as calculated by Google , press clips as compiled by Lexis/Nexis, TV/radio mentions from Factiva and the number of times a celebrity's face has appeared on the cover of 26 major consumer magazines. Earnings estimates are for June 2005 to June 2006 and are dollars earned solely from entertainment income. Management, agent and attorney fees have not been deducted.

The year's biggest winners were entertainment stalwarts. The 20 most powerful names in show business include the Rolling Stones (No. 2) and U2 (No. 4), even Muhammad Ali (No. 13). The Champ cracked the top 20, despite not having boxed a single round in almost 25 years, when he sold the rights to his name and likeness last year for $50 million. Tiger Woods, who has been in the top five for the last five years straight, once again is ranked fifth, making $90 million over the last year, mostly from endorsements (although with $58 million in career earnings, Woods has made 25% more from actually playing golf than any golfer in history).


But despite being dissed and parodied after hooking up with a girl 16 years his junior , Tom Cruise still reins supreme at the box office. Love him or hate him, Cruise, who earned $67 million last year alone, is Hollywood's most bankable star.

But other stars are on the rise. Former supermodel turned talk show host Tyra Banks (No. 84) is making a play for Oprah's crown. And women's pro golfer Michelle Wie (No. 74), the youngest member of the Celebrity 100, had $10 million in endorsements before she turned 16.

Highlights of list

1. Tom Cruise
2. Rolling Stones
3. Oprah Winfrey
4. U2
5. Tiger Woods
6. Steven Spielberg
7. Howard Stern
8. 50 Cent
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. Donald Trump
13. Muhammad Ali
14. Paul McCartney
15. George Lucas
16. Elton John
17. David Letterman
18. Phil Mickelson
23. Jay Leno
24. Celine Dion
25. Kobe Bryant
26. Michael Jordan
33. Denzel Washington
35. Jennifer Aniston
35. Angelina Jolie
37. The Olsen Twins
41. Shaquille O'Neal
42. Jerry Bruckheimer
43. David Beckham
44. Jessica Simpson
45. Andrew Lloyd Webber
46. LeBron James
47. Neil Diamond
48. Alex Rodriguez
49. Will Smith
56. Paris Hilton
57. Adam Sandler
58. Derek Jeter
59. Jennifer Lopez
65. Halle Berry
66. James Patterson
67. Leonardo DiCaprio
68. Kiefer Sutherland
69. Jim Carrey
70. Cameron Diaz
79. Sean (Diddy) Combs
82. Dave Chappelle
84. Tyra Banks
85. George Lopez
86. Regis Philbin
87. Serena Williams
88. Ryan Seacrest
89. Wolfgang Puck
90. Venus Williams
95. Nicole Richie
96. Heidi Klum

Friday, June 16, 2006

BOB JOHNSON MIKE JORDAN 2 of the richest team up!


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Jordan is back in the NBA, resuming his basketball career in the state where it started.

Jordan became part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday in a deal that gives him a stake in most of majority partner Robert Johnson's ventures.

Jordan's investment makes him second only to Johnson as the largest individual owner of the Bobcats.

Johnson, who spent $300 million on the expansion Bobcats in 2002, said Jordan will be the managing member of basketball operations.

"Ever since I acquired the Bobcats franchise, one of my goals has been to get Michael Jordan to become my partner in operating the team," Johnson said. "I don't think I have to make the case for Michael's basketball expertise, his knowledge or his competitiveness as a player.

"I am very excited to have a native North Carolinian be a part of the Bobcats and excited to have a friend of mine — who I have absolute confidence in — oversee our basketball personnel decision making process."

Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and won five MVP awards, bought into Johnson's existing portfolio. The founder of BET has financial interests in several media, entertainment and financial services, and became the first black owner in the NBA when he beat out a Larry Bird-backed group for Charlotte's new team.

Now, with Johnson in the midst of a major management shake-up on his fledgling team, he's bringing in the greatest NBA player ever to help.

"I'm excited to join Bob, and invest alongside one of the most astute businessmen I know," Jordan said. "I am also looking forward to providing my advice, where needed, to Bobcats management in order to put the best possible team on the court."

Jordan's involvement was largely welcomed across NBA.

The Bobcats ranked 28th in attendance after their first season in the outdated Charlotte Coliseum, then moved into a new $265 million arena last season that has yet to secure naming rights. Though the arena received rave reviews, the Bobcats sold out only seven of 41 games and averaged 16,366 fans, 22nd in the NBA.

Even worse was their season ticket sales, which is believed to be right around 5,000 and third worst in the NBA. In response, Johnson announced the team would lower season ticket prices for next year.

Charlotte's product on the floor is also poor. The Bobcats went 18-64 in their first season, but improved to 26-56 and closed last year with a four-game winning streak despite numerous injuries.

MISSY NEXT HIP HOP STAR 2 Star in Movies


Missy Elliott to star in her life story

06/14/2006 5:00 PM, AP
Associated Press

Missy Elliott will star in the big-screen version of her life story, Universal Pictures has announced.

The untitled project is in the development phase, studio spokeswoman Jennifer Chamberlain said Wednesday.

The Elliott biopic will be produced by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal through their company, Tribeca Films.

Elliott, 34, began her music career with the all-girl group Sista. She has won four Grammys, including Best Rap Solo Performance for "Get Ur Freak On" in 2002.

She has released six solo albums, including last year's The Cookbook. Her production credits include tracks for Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Destiny's Child.

BOYCOTT the CRISTAL !!!




Rappers have long proclaimed their love for Cristal, frequently mentioning the high-end champagne in songs and popping the corks of the clear, gold-labeled bottles in music videos and at nightclubs.

But the makers of Cristal don't seem to feel the same way about hip-hop — at least that's one rapper-turned-record executive Jay-Z sees it.

Now president and chief executive officer of Def Jam Records, the multiplatinum rapper has decided to boycott his once-beloved bubbly over comments from Frederic Rouzaud, managing director of Louis Roederer, the company that produces it.

In The Economist magazine, Rouzaud said the company viewed the affection for his company's champagne from rappers and their fans with "curiosity and serenity."

Asked by the magazine if the association between Cristal and the "bling lifestyle" could be detrimental, Rouzaud replied:

"That's a good question, but what can we do? We can't forbid people from buying it. I'm sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business."

The comments left a bad taste in Jay-Z's mouth. The rapper said he would pull Cristal from his small chain of popular sports lounges — where bottles of Cristal sell for $450 and $600 — as well as from his personal flutes.

"It has come to my attention that the managing director of Cristal, Frederic Rouzaud views the `hip-hop' culture as 'unwelcome attention,'" Jay-Z said. "I view his comments as racist and will no longer support any of his products through any of my various brands including the 40/40 Club nor in my personal life."

Jay-Z plans to replace Cristal — which a club spokesman said it could never stock enough of — with Krug and Dom Perignon at the Manhattan and Atlantic City locations of his 40/40 Club. (There are plans for clubs in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, according to the club's Web site.)