Wednesday, March 30, 2011
On why she agreed to let a judge ease the restraining order against Chris Brown: “We don’t have to talk again ever in my life. I just didn’t want to make it more difficult for him professionally. What he did to me was a personal thing—it had nothing to do with his career. Saying he has to be a hundred feet away from me, he can’t perform at awards shows—that definitely made it difficult for him. That was the only thing it was going to change, so I didn’t care. But you can never please people. One minute I’m being too hard, and the next minute I’m a fool because I’m not being hard enough.”
On putting up a facade following the former couple’s domestic dispute: “I put my guard up so hard. I didn’t want people to see me cry. I didn’t want people to feel bad for me. It was a very vulnerable time in my life, and I refused to let that be the image. I wanted them to see me as, ‘I’m fine, I’m tough.’ I put that up until it felt real.”
On turning up the heat in the bedroom: “I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned—you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs… I’d rather have him use his hands.”
On her love life: “I’m not sexing, I’m not even sexting. It’s on complete nil,” she says, adding, “I haven’t gotten a dick picture in a long time. I think people are a little afraid. It can turn out bad.”
On empathy for her father: “I actually feel really bad for my father. He was abused too—he got beat up by his stepdad when he was young. He has resentment toward women, because he felt like his mom never protected him, and unfortunately, my mother was the victim of that. I’m not giving him excuses. Right is right and wrong is wrong. I still blame him. But I understand the source.”
Young Savannah’s day got even better when, as Just Jared notes, Ellen announced that she was signing the 12-year-old to her eleveneleven label. Looks like Greyson Chance will finally have some company on the roster.
For now, though, we’re just blown away by how well Savannah held her own while belting this classic out with 29-year-old J-Hud.
Labels: Jennifer Hudson
Jessica White says that right now is the best time in her life. But the model, who famously dated Sean Penn, has endured a painful past, she reveals.
Focusing on the happy place she's in now, White tells DIDNTINVITEME: "I'm living out every girl's dream." Currently, she is filming her own docu-series for Oxygen, launching a skincare line, starring in pal Kelly Rowland's new music video and working on her women's philanthropic organization, the Angel Foundation.
But life isn't perfect: In October, White was charged with assault and harassment after a physical altercation in New York City. Her trial begins in May.
"I never denied getting into an altercation," she says. "But people painted me to be the bad girl, which was 110 percent false."
Instead, White, 26, calls her involvement an act of self-defense. "I was flagging a cab, and she came from behind me and pushed me," White says.
While the Manhattan District Attorney's office declined to comment, alleged victim Vanessa Kian (who could not be reached for comment) claimed in the police report that the model struck her, "causing lacerations, swelling and substantial pain."
White, who says she has a video supporting her side of the story, adds: "I didn't strike her until she hit me in the face. I don't lash out at innocent people."
The rumors that the altercation was a result of her split from Sean Penn? More nonsense, according to White, who says, "I love Sean and wish him all the best."
A Painful Past
White, in fact, says that she hates violence, particularly because she was the victim of abuse herself. Revealing her story for the first time, White explains that as a child in Buffalo, New York, she not only watched helplessly as her loved ones coped with abusive relationships, but, at 14, she was molested by a family member.
"I had to go through the hurt secretly," she says, adding that when she first came out about the ordeal, she was told that she should keep it private. "I look at modeling as a savior, because [it allowed me] to leave and travel to Paris and New York when I could finally relax and be out of the abusive environment."
Still, after moving out of her mother's house at 17, the loneliness and pain caught up with White, who turned to cocaine as a way of dealing with her problems. About three years later, she overdosed.
"I was going to lose everything," she says of the time she saw her "whole life flash before me." "But I was lucky, because I came face to face with evil, and it wasn't something I liked seeing."
After taking off a few months to recuperate, White felt ready to repair the professional and personal relationships she'd damaged when she was using. Now, she says, she's off drugs and considers her mother to be her best friend.
"I truly am living out what true joy and happiness means," she says. "I'm in the best place possible."
Labels: Let's Go To Court
As first seen in the promotional photo released previously, Adrianne is in full-on Wonder Woman campiness with a skin-tight outfit that looks a little too prone to wardrobe malfunctions to be useful in fighting crime. Never fear, from the pics, it looks like the former Friday Night Lights star is having no trouble running in those bright blue leggings and her red-and-gold bustier.
As some fans have already pointed out, Adrianne is wearing a modified version of the costume that was introduced in the earlier promotional photo. This version doesn't have the super-shiny pants, and has the stars running down the sides of the legs. Also, she's now wearing Wonder Woman's requisite red boots.
The new series, put together by Ally McBeal writer and superproducer David E. Kelley, is said to be a more realistic take on the crime-fighting wondergirl, but it's hard to believe in that costume. Check out more shots of the costume below.
Labels: Must See T.V.
Speaking with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, Weezy explained that he will have given it his all by the time he hits 35. “This is what happens when you work very, very hard. People think that when you say you work hard, they think you put two extra hours in. This is my life,” he said. “That’s why retiring at 35 would be a life lived, because this music thing is my life. So retiring at 35 would be enough. I’m 28.”
While fellow rappers have declared their retirement from the game and balked, the “6 Foot 7 Foot” rapper made it clear he’s not playing around. “This is a solid plan and I’ll stick with my plans. I’ma be a dad,” he shared of his post-retirement plans, stating he won’t be having another child anytime soon. “No! I’m good. I have four. I’m good.”
Lucky for fans, Wayne has a heavy schedule. The New Orleans native is currently on his “I Am Music II” tour with Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Travis Barker, and is prepping Tha Carter IV for a May 16 release.
Labels: Lil' Wayne
“Iglesias is a headlining artist and has been for some time, and would carry his own fully themed production on the tour,” the mag reports. “The language in the carefully-worded press release — which was withdrawn from certain outlets shortly after it was sent today — stated the pair would ‘tour together’ but stopped short of calling it a ‘co-headlining’ tour, the phrase commonly used for such superstar pairings as Billy Joel and Elton John, for example.”
We certainly can’t blame Enrique for feeling slighted that his co-headlining tour was made out to seem like he’d be opening for Britney.
But why drop out of the tour pretty much immediately after it was announced on Good Morning America? Why not sit on it for a day, or reach out to media outlets to make sure they point out its a co-headlining tour so the public is fully awarer? Why not make these demands for equal money and exposure before announcing the tour?
And why does Britney need a co-headliner, anyway? Her Circus tour made bank! We don’t think she’ll have any problem selling out arenas all by her pre-recorded self.
Do you think Brit should find another act to tour with? If so, who should it be?
Labels: Muzik Videos
“It’s pretty serious. I really, really dig her,” Wiz professed to the Hot 97 host. “People think it’s an image thing and that we’re just doing it to be crazy, but like, for real, for real, it’s just two great people meeting at a good time.”
While they may seem like an odd couple to some, they share a lot in common. “We just like to crack jokes and stuff like that. She’s very down to earth, she’s very realistic, and that’s the way that I am. Just seeing stuff for what it is and not being blinded by the lights. [...] She is womanly. I need that.”
The shaved-headed model’s previous relationship with Kanye West doesn’t concern the Pittsburgh MC. “That’s just life. Individuals grow apart from each other and then they grow with other people, and there’s no tension or anything that’s gonna happen,” he continued. “I would never ever, ever be involved in that situation because that has nothing to do with me.”
He went on to stress that their love is real. “I’ma be with her. That’s why we wanted to give it to the world. But it’s realistic. It’s nothing that we’re just beefing up or just doing for anybody’s eyes. It’s real. She’s a great girl. I really, really am into her.”
Not even the green can cloud his judgement when it comes to love. “I’m the kind of guy who knows when I’m winning, no Charlie Sheen intended. When you won, you don’t gotta keep tryna do stuff that’s gonna mess it up.”
“Dear Barbz, who knew wen I gave anna wintour a s/o in ‘muny’ she’d b calling me 2 perform @ a vogue charity event. Lmao. Headed there now,” tweeted Nicki, who dreams of gracing the cover of the fashion bible.
Go green with envy by checking out more pics below.
Labels: Nicki Minaj
A little more than an hour ago, singer Tiffany Evans ("Promise Ring," "I'll Be There") announced on Twitter that she is parting ways with MUSIC WORLD and Mathew Knowles. She tweeted:
"The Announcement that I was going to make is that I am No Longer Managed by Mathew knowles. In all Honesty it was a Great Learning Experience but the BEST decision was made for me. I appreciate so much the support that The Music World family has shown me but feel best at this stage in my career to go a different direction with my choice in management.
I am so very pleased with it and I can't begin to tell you how I free I am and the excitement behind what is going on with my project now! I truly know NOW that this is the start of a great journey in my career!. Can't wait to share the OTHER exciting news! Love you #TeamTiff!! ; -)Cheers to success!"
Mathew said in statement he released this morning that he would be parting ways with Tiffany. And he's focusing on his Destiny's Child and gospel projects. Good luck to her.
Labels: Muzik News
at something seems not quite right within the walls of Brand Britney, but now, for the first time this era, a celebrity has spoken out about Britney’s current situation.
Popular TV and radio personality Carson Daly, who has worked with Spears multiple times in the past, put Britney’s management on blast yesterday, publicly calling out the pop legend’s team for the amount of control they are wielding over her publicity this era. In a series of Tweets, Carson revealed that in order for him to interview Britney, their conversation needed to be pre-recorded, and then Carson would have to hand in the tapes to her team so they could be edited and censored overnight, before being ready for public consumption.
Carson then stated that he suspected that Britney herself was probably unaware of the situation.
Watch the clip below, along with two comedy sketches featuring Britney. “Hi, I’m Britney Spears and this is the POO COCKTAIL SUPREME.” Love it!!!
Just one day after Tweeting a post – with a happy face – about contractions that sent her briefly to the hospital on her birthday, the singer, 42, posted a photo of a huge butterfly painted on her baby bump with the words "dem babies" written above the image.
"My attempt @ festiveness on 327!" she Tweeted Monday. "Comin soon #dembabies! LYMA+thanx 4 making me happy:)."
In her original Tweet on Sunday, Carey wrote: "[The babies] almost came on 3/27 … We have a few more weeks 2 go but- wow!!!: )."
Her hubby Nick Cannon, 30, praised his leading lady, Tweeting, "[Women] are the ones that have to be the strongest in the whole ordeal! I am in awe of my wife!"
Labels: Mariah Carey
The singer's seventh album, Femme Fatale, is officially out and Spears announced a summer co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias during her pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, which aired Tuesday.
It turns out she was half right.
First, Billboard.com reported that Iglesias had pulled out of Spears's summer tour.
Then a rep for Iglesias said that that despite "initial reports" based on "formal discussions" the pair would possibly tour together, Iglesias is now continuing on his own for his new album Euphoria.
"Enrique has great respect for Britney and is a longtime fan of her work," the rep says. "He is very sorry for the confusion this might have caused to anyone."
Spears's trek is scheduled to kick off on June 17 in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps up Aug. 13 in Toronto. For a full list of tour dates, visit the pop star's official Web site.
Knowles’ Music World Entertainment will continue its involvement with Destiny’s Child and focus on its gospel artists. In addition, teen singer Tiffany Evans will no longer be represented by the company.
Read Mathew’s official statement below.
The decision for Beyoncé and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment. Currently, I am very focused on the tremendous investment that our record label has made in the gospel/inspirational genre of music and on our supremely talented roster of artists, including Trin-i-tee 5:7, Brian Courtney Wilson, Juanita Bynum, Micah Stampley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Pastor Rudy and others.
Music World will continue its partnership with Sony with Destiny’s Child and UK female group From Above, as well as management. We will also continue to develop the Music World family of labels: Music World Country/Compadre, Music World Kids and Music World Music. In Music World’s repositioning it will not continue its label/management role with Columbia/Sony artist Tiffany Evans.
Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success.
The Grammy-winning singer’s publicist released a statement to The Associated Press revealing that Beyoncé and Mathew have split “on a business level.” While they may no longer have a professional relationship, a grateful Beyoncé added, “He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly.”
Knowles managed his daughter since the start of her career as a member of Destiny’s Child and through her three solo albums. She is currently working on her fourth studio album, but new management has not been announced.
Her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams previously split from Knowles to pursue solo careers.
Britney offered few words between songs during her set at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, even when she was presented with a plaque and told that the city had officially dubbed the day “Britney Spears Day.”
At the end of the gig, she did say this to her gathering of 6,000 fans: “Thank you so much for all your love and support. You guys are beautiful. I love all of you so much. Thank you!”
“I really appreciate Audrey Hepburn, and of course, Marilyn [Monroe],” she revealed to Allure, adding, “I like risk takers like Cher and Diana Ross.”
The bodacious singer, who is currently promoting her Heat Rush fragrance, shared what it is about these women that make them so beautiful. “I like people that find what looks really good on them. I think that’s the most important tip,” she explained. “There are things that I love that I know won’t work for me—these women found the perfect silhouette for their bodies, the perfect cut of suits and dresses, the perfect hairstyle. Their choices made them more beautiful rather than distracting from their beauty.”
Beyoncé is in the lab prepping her fourth album for release this year. She has contributed her No. 1 hit “Irreplaceable” to the Songs for Japan benefit album, with all proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross.
“They’re naturally stars,” Ciara said of the group, who was discovered by Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga). “Their personality just shines without them doing anything, so I would tell them to keep being themselves and live in this moment, enjoy it, and be kind to the ladies too.”
It's Papa Zao time again for Kevin Federline!
The former backup dancer and onetime rapper is expecting his fifth child this summer – his first baby with girlfriend Victoria Prince, a source tells DIDNTINVITEME.
Federline is already a father of four: sons Jayden, 4, and Preston, 5, with ex-wife Britney Spears; and son Kaleb, 6, and daughter Kori, 8, with ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson.
This will be Prince's first child.
(So, add that to her Country Road remix of the new hit single, and that makes three awesome "Born This Way" versions!)
A source at the party said (via Us magazine) "she was onstage for most of the night performing for all her friends. No one knew she was going to go up there and perform with them, I think she just loves to be on stage and doing what she does so well."
Apparently there were several birthday cakes at her party, and while she wasn't at the mic in her sparkling black dress, she walked around and gabbed with her friends while nibbling on cake. "She was walking around saying hi to everyone," the source said. "It was an amazing night."
See the Mariachi version of "Born This Way" here:
Labels: Lady Gaga
The musician-turned-actor will receive the big help award on Saturday at the Kids' Choice Awards in L.A. for his charitable and environmental efforts, DIDNTINVITEME announces exclusively.
"I was inspired at a young age by my parents and family to do everything possible to give back to the world around us," Timberlake, 30, says in a statement. "And it has become a mission of mine to help kids of all ages understand the importance of getting involved in their communities and local charities and doing their part to preserve the planet."
Timberlake has been a dedicated supporter of Shriners Hospitals for Children since 2008, and he hosts an annual PGA golf tournament with a week-long series of events that raises money for programs and services benefiting children in need. He also opened the environmentally friendly Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington, Tenn., which helps the surrounding wildlife habitat and uses less water.
Aside from being a two-time burp award champion, Timberlake has also received two blimps from the Kids' Choice Awards. And he hosted the show in 2007.
Labels: Justin Timberlake
Luda is in the early stages of recording his eighth LP Ludaversal, the follow-up to last year’s Battle of the Sexes. The project is anticipated for a 2011 release. “I’m just getting started on it, so hopefully by the end of this year,” he told 102.7 KIIS FM’s Ryan Seacrest.
In the meantime, the rapper-turned-actor has been busy with his burgeoning Hollywood career. He will play a police officer in the ensemble dramedy New Year’s Eve co-starring Hilary Swank, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, and Sofia Vergara, and also reprise his role in Fast Five.
“That movie is amazing. I guarantee you, if not No. 1, it will be top three movies of this year,” a confident Luda said of the fifth installment in The Fast and the Furious series, in theaters April 29.
“Two years, the rap thing’s now comfortable/ Pain in my stomach, know it ain’t trouble though,” he says of the life-changing experience. Listen below to see how the story unfolds.
“I never heard Drake’s album. I never heard Nicki’s album,” he told the Hot 97 personality. “I swear to God. I work too hard.”
The news may not come as such a surprise to his Young Money protégés. “They would probably guess it. I’m always focused on something and it captures my whole attention, I can’t do nothing else,” he added, making sure not to offend them. “Drake and Nick, don’t take that no kinda way.”
Due to his hectic schedule, the “6 Foot 7 Foot” rapper also hasn’t seen Toya Carter and daughter Reginae’s BET reality show “Toya: A Family Affair” and is not even curious about it. “I let her do her thing,” he said about his ex-wife. “It probably comes on at a time when I’m not at the house.”
However, he has had time to listen to Kanye West and Rick Ross’ latest albums, and his favorite show right now is MTV’s “Jersey Shore.”