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Beyonce Banned In UK For Racy Ad…

17 Nov

The UK has banned Beyoncé Heat fragrance commercial during daytime TV, claiming that it’s too “sexually provocative”.  After 14 complaints about the commercial the ASA ,  Advertising Standard Agency decided to tone it down…just a little.

The ASA made a statement,

“Beyoncé’s body movements and the camera’s prolonged focus on shots of her dress slipping away to partially expose her breasts created a sexually provocative ad that was unsuitable to be seen by young children. We considered that the ad should not have been shown before 7.30pm due to the sexually provocative nature of the imagery.”

 What do you guys think…is it too racy for daytime TV? Check the link below to see the commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76lPciEip3A

 

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Jay-Z book Decoded on shelves today!!!

16 Nov

Jay-Z can now add author to his list of accomplishments, his new book Decoded is on shelves today.  Decoded is a memoir of the rappers lyrics and its meaning.  His aim with this book is to get people to understand not just his lyrics but rap music as a whole. 

Last night, Jay did a book signing at a New York Public Library, guest included Dr. Cornel West, Harry Belafonte, and Lupe Fiasco.  During the event, “LIVE at NYPL”, Jay Z,  Dr. West and the library’s director Paul Holdengräber led a discussion which was centered around rap culture, history and racism.  Lupe Fiasco and Harry Belafonte also chimed in the conversation as they sat front row.

During the discussion Jay Z says,

“This book is much more than just an autobiography,” he said. “It’s basically about music and about the power of words — rap as poetry. Then it told the story of a generation of kids. It gave a voice to what we were feeling, emotions we were going through. So it was much more important than just a story about me.”

Jay wants the world to know that rap is an art form that should be respected no matter what rappers say, because there’s more to the lyrics than words…at least that’s what I gather.  Some people may enjoy rap music but they really don’t get where it comes from and why the lyrics are what they are.  unfortunately, due to the high volume of crap out nowadays the world may still misunderstand rap as being garbage or ghetto.  Here’s what Jay had to say about what the world viewed about rap music. 

“We’re talking about something that was dismissed as a fad,…‘Oh, it’s just another fad. It’ll be gone.’ So it’s terribly misunderstood. The same people who thought rap was a fad need to really understand what we’re saying and get into the deeper meanings of what we’re talking about.”

He also credits his meeting with Oprah as a part of the reason he decided to write ‘Decoded’. 

“Oprah was a big reason I wrote this book,“We had conversations about language and the N word, and while we didn’t agree, we left that conversation with a better understanding.”

You can also catch Jay-Z on Oprah December 12th when she airs in Australia.  I wonder if he decodes any of his misogynistic lyrics? I don’t know…what do you guys think about Jay Z writing this book?

Lamar Odom sues his baby mama’….

15 Nov

According to TheYBF.com, Lamar Odom is taking his kids mother to court for a  “parental access schedule” and “reasonable child support payments”.  This comes as a shocker to their mother Liza Morales who resides with the kids in NYC. 

She told the New York Post,

“Lamar basically checked out as a father four years ago,” she told The Post. “They [Destiny and L.J.] haven’t had quality time in a long time.” When we lost our son, he [Odom] was nowhere to be found,” she said. Since then “I always had to be the one to ask him: ‘Lamar, do you want the kids?’ ” “This whole going to the court thing — people, my neighbors — I don’t want them to think this is the kind of mother I am, that he has to go to court for visitation,” Morales said. “It’s just really shocking, because Lamar knows the truth.”

This is unfortunate!  but rumor has it that Lamar been M.I.A  as a  father until recently.  There are pics floating around the web of the children with Khloe and Lamar.  Im’ sure we’ll hear more to this story shortly.

Christina Milian pleased with divorce settlement!

12 Nov

Recently news broke out about Christina Milian and her ex-husband The Dream heading to court to finalize their divorce.  Well they’ve reach a settlement and Christina is pretty happy about the results. 

Her attorney Randy Kessler made a statement to TMZ saying,

“Ms. Milian strongly believes that peaceful resolution is better for their child and that she is very pleased with the settlement and that it was accomplished out of court,”

As previously reported, The dream and Christina’s short-lived marriage was heading downwards during her pregnancy.  He claimed that their union was “unsuccesful” and the couple reached a decision to separate  in 2009.  However, after photos leaked with him spotted on the beach with his Assistant Melissa Santiago, a divorce was inevitable.  Shortly thereafter, he wrote an open letter apologizing to Christina and his fans for being let down.   He also mentioned that he was suicidal during the break-up. 

The amount of the settlement was not disclosed but I’m sure it’s a pretty penny considering they didn’t resolve this in court.  This is The Dreams second failed marriage after he filed for divorce from his ex-wife- former singer Nivea- in 2008.

Tiny charged with possesion of ecstasy!

31 Oct

 

According to TMZ.com, the L.A. District Attorneys office has charged Tiny with possession of ecstasy.  In case you forgot, just last month the couple was arrested in LA after cops stop them for making an illegal U-turn, they claimed to have smelled marijuana and “another substance”.  Recently, TI was sentenced to serve 11 months in jail for violating his probation. 

If Tiny is convicted she could face up to a year in prison.  I’m confused about why this happened in the first place.  SMH! They need to get it together…hopefully this situation could wake them up. On another note, looks like she took the rap for him… I guess she’s a ride or die chick for real!!!

Cat Fight: model Jessica White arrested

26 Oct

Supermodel Jessica White

According to TheYBF.com, model Jessica White was arrested on Saturday night after hitting and pulling a womans hair. Why? over a taxi cab.  The argument started as Ms. White hailed a taxi outside of a Chelsea nightclub in NYC. 

Court documents state that White, “pulled the victim’s hair and struck [the victim] numerous times in the face with her hand, causing abrasions, swelling and substantial pain.”  White was arrested, released and charged with a misdemeanor.

It’s said that Jessica White has a hot temper just like her boy toy Sean Penn. According to reports, she once allegedly damaged a girl’s car with a baseball bat during an argument when she was a teenager.  Reports also state that White has snapped on hair and make-up staff during shoots and has changed modeling agencies several times because she’s difficult to work with.

SMH!  Judging from her appearance on the T.O. Show I would’ve never thought she had a Naomi Campbell temper.  Jessica your too beautiful to fight over a taxi, its New York City there are plenty of them!

Mario arrested for assaulting his mother!!!

1 Oct

R&B singer Mario was arrested last night after police responded to a 911 call made by his mother. 

NecoleBitchie.com reports:

According to police, Mario’s mother Shawntia Hardaway — a former heroin addict — told cops the former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant had been “throwing and damaging property” … and pushed her around with his hands and forearms.

Cops say they found several broken items inside the apartment – including a broken china cabinet, a busted mirror and a hole in the closet door.

Mario’s mother also told police the 24-year-old singer had attacked her earlier in the week — in which he pushed her “eight feet into a living room wall, where Ms. Hardaway hit her head on the wall.”

Mario — real name Mario Dewar Bennett — was eventually arrested this morning for 2nd degree assault. He was released on $50,000 bond

This is terrible! First his punches his stage hand in the face at a concert now this…

Read more: Mario Arrested For Attacking His Mother [Mugshot] | Necole Bitchie.com

Tiger Woods has a Sex Tape!!!!

30 Sep

One of the gazillion mistresses of Mr. Woods Devon James claims to have a sex tape of her and Tiger.  According to RadarOnline, the washed up Florida porn star, is shopping the tape around and it looks like Vivid Entertainment will release it.  

 Vivid also released the tapes of Kim Kardashian, Montana Fishbourne and Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson.  James claims the tape is 62 minutes long…37 minutes of them having sex but she won’t get into details about what else you will see.   

If you remember James is the woman who claims Tiger is the father to her 9-year-old son and took him to court for a paternity test which was thrown out because she failed to show up in court.  SMH!!!.  She also was walking around wearing T-Shirts saying “Tiger Woods Baby Momma”. 

Well that’s what he gets for doing a doped up porn star!

Brookyln C.O. wins $54million lottery jackpot!

24 Sep

 A single mother of two who has faced bankruptcy, robbery, and job related assault is now a Mega Millions jackpot winner of $54 million.  Correction officer Garina Fearon told the New York Post, “I wanted a better life. I was struggling as a single parent.  I’ve really come back from nothing.” 

The Brooklyn winner says she was down to her last $25 six years ago and filed for bankruptcy.  Just two years later her apartment was robbed while she was at work trying to provide for her family.    The prison guard also spent some of her youth living in homeless shelters where she endured abuse by her caretakers.  While working as a prison guard on  Rikers Island, one of her co-workers states, “She’s had feces thrown in her face and on her uniform in the years that she’s been there”. 

The win comes as a surprise to Garina who wanted to buy a Powerball ticket but ended up with a Mega instead.  She kept the ticket and forgot about it until Monday, when she asked a fellow officer for the newspaper to check her numbers and to her surprise. “I saw the numbers, and I started running from one part of the parking lot to the other screaming,”.

Garina decided to take the lump sum payment of $30 million.  So what will she do with all that money?  She plans on taking care of her two children a 16-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter as well as her sick mother in Jamaica.  She has no intentions of quitting her day job but as reported by AOL News, she has called in the correctional facility to take a leave of absence.

Eminen speaks on drug addiction & learning how to rap again…

15 Sep

If you watched the VMA’s you witnessed Eminem receive two moonmen for categories “Best Hip Hop Video” and “Best Male Artist”.   Although this is a beautiful thing, I was wondering for a while, where was he the past few years?  The answer…he was battling a serious drug addiction that almost cost him his career.   Recently, Marshall Mathers interviewed with the NY Post to speak of what made him “hate” himself and how he overcame his evils. 

Excerpts from interview below:

Do you remember when you took your first pill?

I took my first Vicodin when I was 24 or 25. I liked anything with codeine in it. It was easy in the beginning. I didn’t have the money to get really involved in drugs. I’d do them when somebody offered them to me. As my career took off and the crowds got larger and life got faster, I reached out for that sh – – more and more. I used it as a crutch to calm my nerves. Especially the sleeping pills

What impact did the pills wind up having on your music?

They stifled me — they stopped my brain off. I don’t know if I was frying brain cells or what, but I couldn’t think. The drugs also made me lazy.

How did they make you lazy?

I was lazy about everything. I’d get high and say, “F – – – writing rhymes. I wanna sit down, watch some TV and eat nachos — and watch more TV.”

Was there a point when you knew you’d hit rock bottom?

Looking back on it now, I realize my rock bottom was my overdose [in December 2007]. But when I was deepest in the hole was when I realized I can’t do any sh – – anymore. No drugs, pills or any kind of mood stimulant — not even NyQuil. I can’t do any of that because I like it too much.

Did you go to rehab with other addicts? Or did you get help privately?

I did it at home. I went to my friends and said I really need help, but I can’t go back to rehab [like I did in 2005]. I’m not knocking the rehab system, but it didn’t work for me. I wouldn’t open up — I didn’t really think I belonged there.

What was wrong with rehab?

It was too much craziness. It’s all supposed to be anonymous, but being unknown isn’t possible for me — come on! When I walked into rehab the first time, I felt like I was a cartoon character who walked into a room with real people and all eyes were on me. It was too much for me.

Has fighting addiction been a humbling experience?

I don’t think I ever thought of myself as Superman. But there were people who thought of me that way, and maybe I believed them a little. With drugs I knew I’d let my kids down. I thought, “What if they looked at me like I was Superman and all I ever do is disappoint them?” I felt weak and knew I wasn’t supposed to be weak.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/music/losing_myself_PT0Nnh4CJfFdcPtsAtQnJK/1#ixzz0zcSPO37b