Saturday, April 2, 2011

Jalen Rose pulled off the air by ESPN for DUI controversy

ESPN analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose has been in the news quite a bit lately, mostly for his controversial statements about Duke's recruiting practices in the excellent Fab Five documentary Rose produced for ESPN. The story surrounding his "Uncle Tom" remarks has mostly focused on the accuracy of the term, but the context of the statement -- that, ultimately, Rose clearly held that opinion in the past and explained that it was the product of ignorance and bitterness -- has proven that Rose is a thoughtful commentator with a too rare amount of self-awareness.

Sadly, that quality makes the latest Rose news all the more disappointing. As reported earlier this week by WDIV in Detroit, Rose was cited for a DUI in early March and neglected to tell anyone at ESPN about the incident. The Poynter Review Project Blog, the network's ombudsman, rightfully noted yesterday that the situation has compromised ESPN. And now, as reported by Michael McCarthy at USA Today, Rose has been pulled off the air:

ESPN is pulling Jalen Rose off the air after a report found the NBA basketball analyst waited almost three weeks to tell his employers about his arrest in Michigan on suspicion of drunk driving.

"Jalen has accepted full responsibility for his actions. Both parties are taking this very seriously, and as a result, we've agreed that he will not be on our air while he addresses this situation," said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz in an email to Game On!

To clarify, Rose has not been fired or officially suspended -- he's just off the air for the time being as ESPN sorts out what should be done. However, it wouldn't be shocking if they parted ways, which would be a sad turn of events given that Rose's profile as a commentator has only become larger since the Fab Five documentary aired last month.

At the same time, it's likely that Rose would not have been given such brand-building attention if his DUI arrest had become public knowledge. He should have told ESPN about his troubles, but the decision not to could very well have been influenced by the need to promote his documentary. There were considerations here beyond his responsibilities to his employer. While that doesn't excuse his actions, it does help explain them.

Still, even with this DUI controversy becoming an issue, it's likely that Rose will come out of the events of the past month with a net positive gain for his career. His work with the Fab Five doc has been recognized for its thoughtfulness and candor, and more people around basketball are starting to acknowledge that he's one of the best commentators working today. His career will be fine. That might not be a fair outcome given the seriousness of not being forthcoming about a DUI arrest, but it's also how the TV business usually works.

 ...And he wonders why Duke didn't want him.

Friday, April 1, 2011

If you saw the first Hangover you already saw hangover 2

Hangover 2 poster

This looks exactly like the first movie.  Hollywood has to milk every idea until it ceases to garner a profit.  I think I will wait for the dvdrip.

Nicki Minaj in Talks to Tour with Britney Spears

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Nicki Minaj & Britney Spears possible tour
      Hold onto your wigs. Nicki Minaj may be heading out on the road with Britney Spears. The Young Money diva is said to be in negotiations to open for the pop queen’s summer tour.

TMZ reports that Spears has eyed Minaj as her opening act for the upcoming North American trek. Lawyers for the two stars are in “serious talks.”

Sources say that things are looking very good and that they should reach an agreement in the next day or so. The Lil Kim clone would replace Enrique Iglesias, who pulled out of Spears’ tour at the last minute.

Nicki is currently traveling the country with Lil Wayne on his “I Am Music II” tour, which wraps April 28. Britney’s tour is scheduled to begin on June 17.
   This will be a very good business venture for Nicki Minaj to broaden her already wide fan base.  I also think this is a better choice then Enrique Iglesias. If this deal is finalized it will benefit everybody including the fans.

Atlanta Police Impound Allen Iverson’s Lambo…

Word on the curb is that former NBA baller Allen “Money Bagz” Iverson lost his ride last night on the mean streets of Atlanta.
Iverson was riding around town in his silver 2009 Lamborghini when he was pulled over last night by Atlanta Police for riding with expired dealer tags.
According to TMZ, A.I.’s Lambo is now sitting in an Atlanta impound lot after authorities towed the whip and gave him a ticket.
Iverson didn’t seem to sweat the matter though. He merely cleared all of his belongings out of the Lambo and hopped into a friend’s Rolls-Royce, who so happened to be following behind him.
Who drives a car with no registration?  I guess Iverson was trying to stunt in the ATL.  Well getting the car out of impound and the ticket is going to cost more then the registration fee.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wiz Khalifa new Amber Rose tattoo

Wiz Khalifa new Amber Rose tattoo

Wiz Khalifa was spotted with a “Amb” name written near his thumb in cursive.
 This is truly funny, Wiz tattooing your name on his body is about as special as someone giving Oprah Winfrey a one dollar bill.  It just blends in with the rest of the tattoos.  If he really cared about Amber he would remove 80% of his tattoos and then get a proper Amber Rose tattoo.  Oh well it doesn't really matter their relationship will be over within a couple of months.  His pockets are not deep like Eddie Murphy or Kanye's pockets.

Young dro wants a threesome with Waka and jumpoff

Young Dro has gotten himself into a bit of trouble over a leaked “DM” message from his Twitter page. Dro messaged a woman who he seems quite fond of, wanting to know why they have yet to engage in any sexual acts’ most importantly– a threesome. That’s where things get weird…The threesome insisted upon, included rapper Waka Flocka. Young Dro even goes as far as saying “His d*ck huge.” How Dro knows this private information would be the topic at hand but I am more concerned as to what he wants to do with it…

Video: katy Perry - ET ft Kanye

Here is the intergalactic official video for the remix version of Katy Perry's 'E.T.' featuring KanYe West. The video is directed by Floria Sigismondi:

This video is smoking hot, the director did a fantastic job!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Britney Spears lip syncing on GMA was horrible

Britney Spears Looks a lip syncing mess Check out the video. She looks like she doesn't want to be there. Perhaps if she did more then just stand and lip sync she would not fall asleep on her own concert.

Miley Cyrus criticizes YouTube stars: Beliebers are not pleased

Singer Miley Cyrus slammed musical artists who launched to stardom by posting clips to YouTube, as she promoted her first tour in Australia.

“It should be harder to be an artist. You shouldn’t just be able to put a song on YouTube and go out on tour,” Cyrus said when asked about singers like Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black, who got their start on the video sharing website.

The controversial teen pop star spoke to The Daily Telegraph ahead of her upcoming tour in Australia this June. No circus tricks, a few costume changes and a set list influenced by shout-outs from the crowd, for a ticket price less than $100, will be the key ingredients of her Gypsy Heart shows.

“I don’t lip-sync. I would rather someone say I sang like crap than have people see me lip-sync,” she said.

The 18-year-old who catapulted to fame in the Disney TV series “Hannah Montana” most recently made headlines for smoking a herbal substance in a bong.

“I mess up. There you go,” Cyrus said. “But if you live your life trying to be perfect, you don’t really live your life ever,” she continued.

She also said she is looking forward to launching her first tour in the country she most recently visited last year — with then-boyfriend actor Liam Hemsworth.

“I was only there for a week and I loved it so I’m looking forward to exploring and meeting a lot of people. Australians are a lot like southern people. You love BBQ as much as we do,” she added.

Miley please sit down, everybody doesn't have a famous father to help open the door.  Why are you being so judgmental?  Is it because Rebecca Black has trended more days then you?  Is it because Justin Bieber's movie sold more then yours ?  Oh well haters gone hate. 

Jalen rose Mugshot

Jalen Rose Mugshot

Jalen Rose was arrested earlier for drunk driving in Michigan. There have been rumors for years that Jalen was an alcoholic, I guess the DUI proves it!

Jim Jones Arrested In New York City For Suspended License

Another mark happens in Jim Jones' crazy 2011 storyline, with an album planned for next Tuesday.

Diplomats' emcee Jim Jones has been arrested in New York City today. has footage of the Harlem rapper being handcuffed outside of his Bentley coupe.

Details are still releasing, but reports indicate that Jim Jones has stopped for having a suspended license. The rapper remains in police custody through this afternoon.

Jones' upcoming album, Capo, is planned for next week, April 5th. Already in 2011, the rapper has been sued for topless scenes in his video last month, after surviving a car crash in January.


Of course he was arrested today. His album is dropping next week, nothing new here (Insert rapper name here)________ trying to get some street cred for higher album sales. If it wasn't for him getting arrested I would now have known he had a new album. I'll post the raggedy mugshot when it becomes available. Times must be hard for the second string rappers, Juelz Santana was arrested in February for selling drugs.

Photo: Chris Brown new Lamborghini Gallardo

Bad boy Chris Brown has a lot to be proud of these days, his album is number one on billboard charts, and he also just purchased a Lamborghini Gallardo. Obviously ABC has forgiven him for destroying the window because he was lip syncing for his life on Dancing with the stars yesterday.

Chris brown responds to nude pictures on the net part 2

Well it is what it is O_o

Then trey songz tweeted
TreySongz-If I was to have a sextape or even pics "leak" I'd promote it like a album lmaoooooo

Chris Brown Performs Yeah 3x On Dancing With The Stars! Video

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rick Ross Mugshot

Rapper and former Florida prison guard Rick Ross (real name: William Roberts) was arrested by Louisiana cops in March 2011 and charged with pot possession. Shreveport police responded to a hotel where Ross was staying after someone complained about smelling marijuana. The gangster rapper, 35, was issued a misdemeanor summons and released after posing for the above mug shot.

Foxy Brown Was Kicked Off Tom Joyner Cruise…

In case you haven’t heard, Foxy Brown was booted from Tom Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage cruise last week.

The fiery rapper ( real name: Inga Marchand) has been known to pitch a fit every now and then, but apparently old school radio host Tom Joyner is not the one to be messed with!

Joyner explained on his show last Friday (March 25), that he kicked Brown off of the cruise after her bad attitude became too much of a hassle.

According to Joyner, Brown’s behavior was so bad that she had to be “sent to her cabin” and “locked in … but that wasn’t enough.”

Brown hit up twitter to dispute the morning show host, referring to him as “Grandpa” and stating that whatever he said on the radio was a lie because she got much love while on the cruise ship.

Of course you recall Brown’s sordid history when it comes to cosmetics — in 2004, she faced assault charges for allegedly beating up two nail salon employees … and again in 2007 after allegedly beating up a beauty store employee.

Well it was Brown’s fingernails that landed her in hot water yet again!

Word on the curb is that Foxy was booted off the Royal Caribbean cruise because she flipped out after missing her at-sea manicure appointment…

According to TMZ, passengers on the cruise say Foxy set up a nail appointment on the ship last Monday — a day after the cruise took off — and she sauntered in three hours late.

The salon couldn’t accommodate Foxy when she rolled in off schedule, so what does she do? Act a damn fool!!

Foxy went completely ballistic.

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Anybody remember that Lil' Kim line from her 2005 album? Hoes wanna go to jail for not paying for they nails! Foxy will do anything for attention these days. Why would Tom Joner even book her for this cruise? I remember listening to the audio a couple weeks ago of Foxy hanging up the phone on Tom. Foxy Brown has hit rock bottom years ago when will she get back up?

Wicked witch of the east Beyonce fired Dad

“He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly,” the singer said in a statement released to The Associated Press. To be honest, I didn’t even know Papa Joe 2.0 was still managing Bey’s career, but it was bound to happen eventually. Maybe now Destiny’s other children will have a chance at life.

The beginning of the end

Well the end is near for Beyonce's empire. Mark your calenders because today starts the decline of Beyawnce's career.

Rihanna’s tacky Rolling Stone cover

Rihanna takes it off again for another magazine cover. If she wants to do something out of the box why doesn't she do a photo shoot with her clothes or sell out shows in the United States! As reported here earlier her new tour is not selling well at all in the United States.

Mariah Carey tweets pics of her Butterfly Belly

Mariah Carey, who in October announced that she is pregnant, was hospitalized on Friday night with contractions.

“So #dembabies really wanted 2 celebrate w/us/share the anniversary! I started having contractions last night..went 2 the hospital-” Carey tweeted on Saturday. “Finally they said I could come home after they got it under control but.. They almost came on 3/27- happy anniversary in deed!!! #soreadyallready!”

The singer… tweeted a photo of a butterfly painted on her belly on Monday. Along with the photo, she wrote, “My attempt @ festiveness on 327! For ATLITL thank u + I♥U! Comin soon #dembabies! LYMA+thanx 4 making me happy:).”

Carey announced in October that she is pregnant; she’ll be having twins, one boy and one girl.

I love Mariah but Nick needs to come get his childish wife. Mariah is in her 40's and she is finger painting on her belly. After Nick Cannon found out he told her to remove the private pictures from twitter.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Whoever thought Britney Spears had lost it … boy, were you ever wrong. The 29-year-old Mississippi-born beauty, a mother-of-two, showed off her incredible figure —particularly her derriere —in front of 5,000 fans at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Sunday. Part of the event will be broadcast on Good Morning America Tuesday, as host Robin Roberts, fresh off her testy chat with Chris Brown, joined Spears onstage at one point. The resurgent chart-topper changed costumes several times during the event, wearing luscious get-ups like a a silver sequined body-suit and a black leotard that accentuated her tremendous physique. She looked stunning in a series of outfits as she sang Hold It Against Me, Big Fat Bass, Till The World Ends. The production was top-notch as well, as Brit’s elaborate stage set up was enhanced by a firework finale that ended the show. The 29-year-old Toxic singer has hit the road in promotion of her upcoming album Femme Fatale, the follow-up to her 2008 smash-hit Circus. Britney Spears and Jason Trawick Go Shopping In Maui “The energy, the people, the dancing the music, Britney —it was tremendous!” Roberts said following the set. The sexy songbird tweeted about the great time she had in the city by the Bay following the Sunday show. “Just wrapped GMA. I love love love you San Francisco! -Britney,” she tweeted, later adding, “Leaving the Castro District. I wanted to see more but I could barely get out the car!!! I love you all SO much … PS -Even my dad had a great time!” She also thanked Jersey Shore’s Pauly D “for keeping the crowd pumped at my Vegas show on Friday night.” Check out GMA Tuesday, as the show will air clips from Sunday’s concert, as well as a special announcement from the singer.

[From Radar Online]

Chris Brown neighbors are Angry

"Chris Brown probably isn’t the first person that springs to mind, and residents in his swanky West Hollywood condo building can confirm, he’s far from ideal. In fact, a source tells that the 21-year-old Forever singer is driving his neighbors nuts with his loud music, constant stream of friends visiting all hours of the night and day and his disrespectful manner. “Chris Brown is a problematic tenant, to say the least,” the source says. “He has his posse traipsing around until the late hours of the night, he’s loud and totally disrespectful of his neighbors. “He’s driving the other tenants in the building crazy. The vast majority of the residents are professionals and they work during the day, so it’s important to them to get some rest at night and that’s proving difficult with the noise that’s being generated. The building isn’t meant to be some kind of party house, the residents don’t want that and they don’t want to live in that kind of environment. The tenants are complaining about him and the noise he’s generating, they’ve even had to give him at least one warning. He needs to keep the volume down –people are sick of his behavior.” Brown spent close to $1.75 million on the 3,000 square foot, three bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom penthouse condo, and only recently moved into the property. “It’s crazy,” the source says. “He just moved in around a month ago and he’s already received a warning. The tenants are just really worried –if he’s like this straight off the bat, they wonder if it’s going to get any worse.”


In other Chris Brown news he changed his hair color to black.  There is a rumor that Rihanna and Chris will be do a joint interview on Good morning America.  I doubt this seriously.  Everyone knows that if you want to create a big buzz you go on Oprah.  The Oprah effect would benefit both of them.