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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Some fans waited hours for Lauryn Hill to emerge during her show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday (Dec. 28). The New York Times captured video of Ms. Hill addressing the crowd after finally taking the stage around midnight.

“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)

Do you think L. Boogie’s response was appropriate? Ms.Share your thoughts below.

Before the holidays, Keyshia Cole sat down with Chelsea Handler for a second time to discuss her “nuggets,” getting knocked up, and plans to wed her fiancé Daniel “Boobie” Gibson in Bora Bora in February. The proud mama also showed off a photo of her nine-month-old son and discussed her latest album Calling All Hearts, which debuted at No. 9 this week.

Mortals beware! Kanye West unleashes a “Monster” with the horrifying video (still unfinished) for his collaboration with Rick Ross, Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Yeezy summons the dead in a haunted mansion as he lays down his verse alongside an unflinching Rawse and Jay. But it’s Nicki Minaj who steals the show once again as her alter-egos face off in the Jake Nava-directed clip. Proceed at your own risk.  Jaw On Floor!!!!!!

In celebration of the inaugural first season of the Tastemakers video series, Billboard did a special for their final session of 2010: an exclusive live Keri Hilson concert for a lounge-full of fans at Aloft Harlem. "No Boys Allowed", debuted on the Billboard 200 with career-best first week sales of 102,000.  Say what you want about Keri, she a very, very (That's 2 Very's) Pretty Girl!

Check out this unofficial video that was created by Yonie. Starring my girl Helen Gedlu aka "Honeydip" This video might be "Un-Official" but Kanye should just buy it and make it OFFICIAL!!!! It's Amazing! Say It!!!

DEVIL from on Vimeo.

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?

LeAnn Rimes isn’t the only A-lister making news today with a mega-watt engagement ring. Reese Witherspoon‘s sparkler has just been revealed as well. A rep for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Reese’s fiancé, Jim Toth, 40, proposed with a 4-carat Ashoka diamond stunner set on a pave diamond-and-platinum band, similar to the one pictured above. So how did Toth land on the special sparkler? “In the past year, the retro look in diamonds has been very popular,” says Eve Goldberg, co-owner of William Goldberg Diamond Corporation, which produced the custom-designed ring. “It’s a very elegant cut and it has an old feel to it.” As for the stunning center stone, the jeweler says that Ashoka stones are rare, with less than 10 percent of rough diamonds each year having the potential to be cut in this unique way, with 62 displayed facets and rounded corners to create a dazzling sparkle–just like Reese’s eyes when she saw her ring, no doubt.

Kanye West is keeping up with Kim Kardashian. The rapper was spotted outside a studio in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Dec. 28), reportedly where Kim was shooting a music video for her forthcoming single. According to TMZ, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star worked with Kanye on the closed set for the Hype Williams-directed clip.

“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

It was very merry Christmas for Sir Elton John.

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."

Soul songstress Teena Marie’s untimely passing caught everyone off guard. While fans and loved ones mourn her death, some of her industry peers, including Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, and Q-Tip, took to Twitter to share their reaction to the sad news. Read their outpouring of support for Lady T below.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Listen up, Bieber fans: The 16-year-old is teaming up with Chris Brown in early 2011! Justin used to cover Mr. Brown's hits on YouTube before he was famous, and now the superstars are joining forces.

Justin Bieber (Getty)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. 

You can always count on your friends! Courteney Cox, who's currently separated from her husband David Arquette, reportedly spent Christmas Eve with her daughter Coco and their dear friend Jennifer Aniston. 

Courteney Cox and Coco (Bauer Griffin)"Both Jen and Courteney are tired after a long year," a source told "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."

Rihanna is still out in Barbados soaking up the sun with her family for the holidays. She was spotted again on the beach, this time wearing a Missoni embroidered two-piece bikini (seen below in a similar colorway $500). The halter top half of the bikini ties at the neck and features adjustable cups and with a back tie closure. The bikini’s bottom half sits low on waist and ties at the sides. Do you like?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Natalie Portman and choreographer Benjamin Millepied are engaged and expecting their first child, her reps confirm to DIDNTINVITME exclusively.

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.

LeAnn Rimes is sporting some new bling today and she just confirmed the good news: She's engaged! Beau Eddie Cibrian popped the question over the weekend and we're not a bit surprised since engagement rumors have been floating around for months.

LeAnn and Eddie leave Polacheck's Jewelers ("Yes, they were engaged over the holidays and are very happy," her rep told

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.

J to da L-O looks great in these new promo pics for American Idol!  The 41 year old Diva one of the new judges alongside Steven Tyler! (If you've been under a rock)  I personally can't wait until the new episode's start to see what "role" Jenny plays.  Guess we all have to wait and see. Hopefully she will be releasing a new project right after the season ends.  Either way it's a good look for her! Say It!!!!  

A Special Thanx to our friends over @Lovely Lopez 

Kanye West was in attendance for the big Christmas Day Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat game at the Staples Center. He was seated courtside wearing his favorite vintage Alitalia Sport 550 Sunglasses and a fresh pair of white Balenciaga sneakers ($525). Do you like his look?

Santa Claus sent out his sexy helper Nicki Minaj to spread cheer at Hot 97’s Christmas Concert with Lloyd Banks and Fabolous at the Paradise Theater in New York City on Christmas Day. The blonde Barbie, fitted in a caged leopard-print bodysuit and pink boots, performed material from her debut album Pink Friday and gave away pillow pets to her fans.

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.

Rihanna was spotted enjoying herself at Sandy Lane beach in Barbados during her Christmas holidays. She hit the beach wearing a We Are Handsome “The Amazon” panther print scoop back swimsuit ($375). The Australian based brand “We Are Handsome” was established in the summer of 2009 by Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Jules Somers. Their colorful design palettes reflect their inspiration and keep them true to their Aussie roots.

Kelsey Grammer (Getty Images)The former Frasier star is said to have filed the papers in Los Angeles Superior Court in a bid to block the former Playboymodel from having access to his assets from the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild of America, Equity League, AFTR Health & Retirement Funds, Producers Pension Plan, and Gramnet Inc, the couple's production company.

According to, the documents claim Kelsey is seeking "an order determining the nature and extent of both employee and non-employee spouse's interest in employee benefits under the plan, an order restraining claimant from making benefit payments to employee spouse pending the determination and disposition of non-employees spouse's interest if any, in employee's benefits under the plan".
Although Kelsey recently got engaged to flight attendant Kayte Walsh he is still legally married to Camille, although their marriage is set to officially end next year.
Although Camille – who has daughter Mason, nine, and son Jude, six, with Kelsey – recently lashed out at the star for the way he ended their 14-year union, said she hopes they can be friends again one day.
She said: "Kelsey's made some very selfish choices that broke up our home. He didn't destroy us, but he broke up our family.
"I'm so blessed to have these children in my life, and I thank Kelsey for that.
"I want him to be happy. At some point, when the hurt goes away, I hope we can be friends again."
In the meantime, expect to see the drama played out on reality television in one form or another.

Teena Marie, a celebrated R&B singer-songwriter, was found dead Sunday at her California home, her manager said.

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."

Superfly R&B singer Miguel says “Sure Thing” is a highly personal song that “no one was ever supposed to hear.” But the smoldering, sexy jam proved too irresistible to leave off his debut All I Want Is You — and now it’s positioned as his new single, complete with Hype Williams-directed video. Watch Miguel show off his funkadelic dance moves below

Friday, December 24, 2010

Paris Hilton was spotted vacationing in Hawaii with her boyfriend Cy Waits, and was protecting her eyes from the sunlight with a pair of turquoise Dior 60′s sunglasses ($290), which also matched her bikini. These shades feature square frames, a Dior logo on the temples and gray gradient lenses.

Sean "Diddy" Combs was spotted with his family and friends in St. Barts on Thursday (December 23).

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.