Wednesday, August 24, 2011

THIS WEEKS BEST SO FAR


 MARTIN LUTHER KING STATUE IS REVEALED THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON DC
ACTRESS LISARAYE PARTIES @ COMPOUND IN ATL

SEAN COMBS EX @ KANYE & JAY Z CD RELEASE PARTY NYC

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

R.I.P. NICK ASHFORD -ASHFORD & SIMPSON

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Motown legend Nickolas Ashford -- part of the singer-songwriter duo Ashford and Simpson -- who penned several iconic hits, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" -- died yesterday after a battle with throat cancer.

In addition to "Ain't No Mountain", Ashford co-wrote several songs with his wife Valerie Simpson -- including, "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", "Solid (As a Rock)," "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and "I'm Every Woman."

The Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted Ashford and Simpson in 2002 -- calling them "one of the most prolific and versatile musical couples in recording history."

Ashford was 70. 



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

BONO is a BILLIONAIRE -DID YOU KNOW !! ???


U2 frontman and humanitarian Bono can treat the money he lost seeding Spiderman: Turn of The Dark as pocket change now that his 1.5 percent stock ownership of Facebook has turned into $1 Billion dollars! 
Bono invested in Facebook in 2009, buying $210 Million in shares, nearly a third of his net worth which is valued at $900 million by 2010 estimates. 
According to reports, Facebook has recently been valued at $65 Billion which means Bono and his firm’s shares are worth an estimated $975 Million. 
Facebook shares are not available on the public markets but are traded on SharesPost. SharePost connects private companies with investors before a company goes public. 
This report comes on the heels of Bono and his U2 band mates being named the world’s highest-earning musicians by Forbes making $195 Million over the past 12 months. 
And there you have it, did YOU know this gut was that stinky rich?

Monday, August 1, 2011

RON ARTEST is NOW "META WORLD PEACE"


Ron Artest, the 31-year-old NBA basketball player for the Lakers, is changing his name to Metta World Peace.
The eccentric move was revealed by celebrity news site TMZ.com but does not take effect until August 26, giving Artest time to make the required public declarations in his local newspaper.

It's about star power, you know, it's all about that positive energy, I've been doing so many positive things lately," he said.
"It's not about changing my image, I always tell people I'll never change, I'm still the same dude from the 'hood.
 "But it's about doing different things and being inspirational, I love being inspirational."

Artest joined the Lakers in 2009, on a five-year deal worth $33 million that has proved something of a personal and sporting renaissance for the fiery player.

"I want to thank my doctor ... my psychiatrist, she really helped me relax a lot," he told a television reporter on court.
"Thank you so much, it's so difficult to play ... there's so much commotion going in the play-offs, and she helped me relax."


Artest also told TMZ he chose Metta - a Buddhist term that means loving kindness - in his name because he wanted his fans to think about what it could mean.
"(We) wanted people to research it, and actually see what it means," he said.
"I'm still having fun, it's not like I'm preaching and I'm Gandhi ... it's just fun, all postive energy."