Thursday, December 30, 2010
“I spent my entire 20s sacrificing my life to give you love. So when I hear people complain, I don’t know what to tell you,” she told the audience, some of which booed her. “I personally know I’m worth the wait.”
Two fans held up signs that read “You Just Lost One” and “This Is Insulting,” but the Grammy-winning artist was not having it. “Don’t do that. That’s disrespectful,” she told them while motioning to the exit.
Dear Ms. Hill,
OK so I know you are a musical genius and all. Your album, Upon its release, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 422,624 copies in its first week was one of the best albums in History to be quite honest. I must say you are making it hard for you true devoted fans to stick by your side! If you can't handle "The Fame" or don't wanna be a "Celebrity" QUIT ALL TOGETHER! It's like any job, you show up to work late 2 hours, that azz is FIRED! If it wasn't for your fans you would have NOTHING!!!! Please always remember that, and don't take them for granted.
Tnx---- Management (LOL)
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Labels: Lauryn Hill
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Willow Smith, watch out. (You too, future Olympic skaters!)
Starr Andrews, a 9-year-old amateur figure skater, has taken Smith's hair-whipping routine and put it on ice.
In a video that has more than 80,000 hits on YouTube, Andrews pulls off some serious, Olympian-style footwork to a remix of Smith's 'Whip My Hair,' rocking a pair of Chuck Taylor skates and neon hair extensions.
Next stop: Winter Olympics?
“OMG u guys have no idea what I’m doing today! You are gonna DIE!!!!” tweeted Kim, later writing, “What should my alter ego name be?”
The socialite has been in and out of the studio recording her debut album with another hitmaker, The-Dream. No release date or record label has been announced for the project.
Meanwhile, Kanye was photographed with Kim’s mother Kris Jenner at the Lakers vs. Heat game on Christmas Day. He gave her a first listen to his joint album with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne. “Listening to NEW JayZ and Kanye West album with @kanyewest!!” she tweeted. “Doesn’t get any sweeeeeeeter!! He is AMAZING wait till you guys here! Out soon!”
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The singer, 62, and husband David Furnish, 48, welcomed son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John on Dec. 25, John's rep confirms to our friends over @PEOPLE.
The 7 lb., 15 oz., baby was delivered via surrogate in California.
"We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," the couple, who exchanged vows in a civil ceremony in 2005, said in a statement. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents."
Just last year, Furish told PEOPLE they were going to wait to start a family until John was ready to come off the road.
"We don't want to put the raising of children into the hands of nannies and housekeepers," said Furnish. "We want to be active parents. We have godchildren [and] kids that we support in Africa, so we're fine."
Birdman: R.I.P TEENA MARIE…..
Mack Maine: R.I.P. @teenamarie!!!!!! Honestly 1 of da best I’ve Eva seen live in concert…a true angel!!!! God bless her soul!!! Love
Estelle: RIP Teena.Marie. #sosad
Angela Simmons: R.I.P Teena Marie.
Q-Tip: u can run my MINI teena marie playlist back to the top… then do it again. hopefully a young singer can take this blueprint she left. RIP
Tony Yayo: Dam rip teena marie a legend we miss you
Game: R.I.P. Teena Marie. X-mas lights plugged in, Got this Teena Marie playing….. sippin on Eggnog & black Hennesey as I roll this kush.
Binkie of Electrik Red: Tina marie :(
?uestlove: again the mark of a TRUE ARTIST is when their album cuts get more love than the hits. Marie’s magic was defined by her album cuts.
D. Woods: Listening to the great Teena Marie sing down! We have lost another dynamic voice in R&B today. RIP
Mary J. Blige: Tina Mari inspired me vocally as a child. Her songs I sang in the mirror with a hair brush. I’m so hurt. I’ll love u forever Tina Mari. Portuguese Love, Casanova Brown, Square Biz, I need your lovin, all of your music will live forever through me. In my heart she’s Tina, So rest in peace Tina, i love u. Every girl that grew up in the hood, with her blasting through the windows, Cars and radio waves can Feel me. Rest in peace Teena Mari. My Love love for u is forever.
JoJo: Wow. RIP Teena Marie. Her music will live on forever.
J. Cole: Thank you for the Teena Marie videos on VH1 Soul. RIP
Alicia Keys: God bless Teena Marie & her Family! Sending Blessings &prayers I was jus sayin tht fire & desire is 1 of the most beautifully performd songs! Once a beautiful song, always a beautiful song! Certain songs jus have that “THING”! What a SANGIN Lady! Fire & Desire
Kid Sister: heavy heart. R.I.P. Lady T
Ameriie: God bless Teena Marie…such a gift & blessing to us all…praying for her daughter & family.
Chase N. Cashe: Teena Marie awwwwwwwww the first white rapper. Real swag. The verse on square biz. Dog she’s apart of the soundtrack to my life man. That’s all moms played. Teena and Lisa Stansfield awww man.
Toni Braxton: RIP to Teena Marie such a talented and beautiful person inside and out. She was so young! She will never be forgotten!
Brandy: R.I.P Teena Marie!! You are loved and will be very missed:) Thank you for being an INSPIRATION!!
Ashanti: R.I.P to the Very Talented & Soulful Teena Marie many Prayers and Blessings to her Family.
Monica: Sending my prayers to the daughter&family of the late great soulful Teena Marie..
Nelly: “”"RIP TEENA MARIE”"”"” MARCH 5, 1956 to DEC 26, 2010″”"
Swizz Beatz: R.I.P TO ONE OF THE BEST VOICES OF MUSIC TEENA MARIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris tweeted the news today: "ME and @justinbieber got a BANGER/SMASH record for all the fans out there at the top of the NEW YEAR!!! 2011 #BREEZYTAKEOVER"
No word yet from the Bieb's camp, and we're not sure if the song would be for Chris or Justin's new album -- but we'll take this team-up without complaint either way!
Justin's already got another high-profile collaboration in the works, too. He confirmed recently that he'll sing with country band Rascal Flatts on a track for his 2011 record.
"Both Jen and Courteney are tired after a long year," a source told People.com. "They celebrated Christmas [with] each other and just focused on making things special for Coco."
Apparently Courteney and David spent some time together with their daughter as a family on Christmas, but don't have any immediate plans to get together, or divorce.
Insiders say the couple have no immediate plans to divorce, though the odds of them getting back together aren't very high. The source added: "There was a moment when David thought they'd get back together but that doesn't seem like it will happen now and it's really tough on David."
Monday, December 27, 2010
The couple met during the production of Black Swan. Portman's performance in the film has earned her nominations for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award.
The actress, 29, will next be seen in the romantic comedy, No Strings Attached, costarring Ashton Kutcher.
This will be the first child for the actress who is due in 2011.
Labels: Natalie Portman
"Yes, they were engaged over the holidays and are very happy," her rep told People.com.
The couple presumably picked up the stunning engagement ring today, when LeAnn, Eddie, and the singer's parents were photographed leaving Polacheck's Jewlers in Calabasas, California.
It's a 5-carat oval diamond set in rose gold fleur-de-lis connected to the band, reports to a source. "The couple wanted an antique feel, but a new ring," the insider added.
Apparently Eddie and LeAnn both had a hand in designing the ring, with the help of the country star's childhood friend Brent Polacheck.
Labels: Jennifer Lopez
Next up Nicki will help kick off 2011 by performing in Times Square during “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” airing on December 31 at 10 p.m.
Labels: Nicki Minaj
Born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California, the 54-year-old artist famously paired with late funk legend Rick James and was nominated four times for a Grammy Award, according to her official website. Marie was found dead by her daughter after apparently dying in her sleep, manager Mike Gardner said. "Teena was a black voice trapped in a white body," said Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One, a broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners. "I would always tell her that she was one of the greatest vocalists of our time."
Among her songs were "Lovergirl," "Portuguese Love," "Ooo La La La," and "I'm a Sucker for Your Love."
While no cause of death has been released, the singer's publicist Lynn Jeter said that Marie suffered a grand mal seizure -- a neurological event, marked by loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions, according to the Mayo Clinic -- a month ago.
"Luckily, someone was there," Jeter said of that seizure. "The ambulance took her to the hospital, and on the way she had another seizure."
The publicist said that she had a "great" conversation on Saturday with Marie, who told her that she was excited about heading to Atlanta to perform this week -- in what would have been her first performance since the seizure.
Marie sang under various record labels, including Motown, Epic, Stax Records and Cash Money Classics, since bursting on the scene as a 19-year-old, according to her website. Her last studio album, Congo Square, featured several collaborations.
The enduring influence of Teena's inspirational, trailblazing career, could only have been made possible through her brilliant song-writing, showmanship and high energy passion which laid the ground work for the future generations of R&B, hip-hop, and soul," said Gene Rumsey, chief label officer with Concord Music Group. "We feel extremely fortunate to have worked with a visionary who changed music in indelible ways."
Eddie Levert, founder of the vocal group The O'Jays, praised Marie as both a singer and mother.
"There are a lot of black people who swore by her and believed in her, as far as her music was concerned," he said. "She was a good mom, and to me, that is saying a lot.''
Tyler Perry is fighting fire with compassion.
The movie mogul, 41, is reaching out to an 88-year-old great-grandmother of seven, who lost everything when her house in Coweta County – just southwest of Atlanta – burned to the ground, reports Atlanta's WSB-TV.
The Atlanta-based filmmaker pledged to rent a house for Rosa Lee Ransby and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter for one year. Perry will also pay the utility bills, buy her furniture and build her a new home on the burned property.
The rental house is just doors down from Ransby's house – her home of 40 years, from which she escaped with her great-granddaughter on Tuesday when it caught on fire.
Coweta County firefighters began collecting donations, and Ransby was in her temporary new home on Thursday, just 48 hours after the fire.
"It's made my Christmas," Coweta Fire Chief Todd Moore says. "I've been doing this a long time – seen a lot of bad things come and go – but this is special."
Labels: Tyler Perry
Labels: Muzik Videos
Friday, December 24, 2010
The music mogul and his boys, Quincy, 19, Justin, 17, and Christian, 12, raced on the beach and went rafting on a banana boat.
Also on vacation with him is Kim Porter, the mother of Christian as well as their twin daughters, D'Lila Star and Jessie James. The girls just celebrated their fourth birthday earlier this week.
Diddy also has another daughter named Chance, 4, who was nowhere in sight.