Sean “Diddy” Combs released this photo via his TWITTER yesterday of his new group “Dirty Money.” The first project from the group, “Last Train to Paris” has been described by Diddy as an “electro-hip-hop-soul funk” album. It’s scheduled for release sometime in November of 2009. We’ll follow Diddy’s character as he tours from London to Paris and finds the woman of his dreams – only to lose her, find her, lose her again and find her a final time. <~how’s that for reality. Dirty Money consists of Dawn Richard of Danity Kane and another singer named Kalenna. You like?
New details of the death of Jackson, who would have turned 51 this Saturday, emerged yesterday after court documents pertaining to a search of Dr Murray’s Houston offices and storage facilities were made public.
In making a case for the search warrants, police said the Los Angeles Coroner had concluded that Jackson’s death was a homicide in that it was caused by the actions of another. The Coroner said Los Angeles police had asked for no public statements while they were continuing with their investigations. But in asking a Texas judge to approve the search warrants, police believed they would find “evidence of the crime of manslaughter”.
Although Dr Murray has been the primary target of the investigation, the documents released yesterday made it clear investigators were still determining whether Jackson died as the result of a single doctor administering a single combination of drugs or as the result of a long-term pattern of many doctors over-prescribing him drugs.
It is very rare for doctors in the US to be charged in these kinds of cases, but not unprecedented. (Source)
In case you missed it:
A Message From Michael Jackson’s Doctor (Video)
Usher Raymond IV was spotted chillaxin on La Voile Rouge Beach in St. Tropez, France yesterday (August 22). The superstar was all smiles as he strolled the beach and even chucked the deuce to Tameka Foster Glover Raymond the paparazzi. Its great seeing him smiling and enjoying life once again!
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And the cutest couple of the year award goes to…. Steph Jones & Jordin Sparks! The two were spotted backstage at Philip’s Arena looking oh so cute and adorable. Jordin is on tour right now with the Jonas Brothers but recently got pegged to tour with Britney Spears after Ciara was booted from the tour. I would have never thought I’d ever be anywhere NEAR a Jonas Brother’s concert, let alone backstage but Brian from Concrete Loop invited me and I couldn’t resist the chance to see the former American Idol contestant live in concert!
If you follow me on twitter, you may already know of my “working” relationship with Jordin’s Boo…I mean “friend” (wink) Steph Jones. Steph and I always have mad fun making up stories for all you twitter stalkers…anywhoo, Steph is a hot “A”zz singer in his own right and is currently working on his new project as well. I got a chance to hear a few tracks and he promised to send over some snippets soon. I don’t know about you, but I see a musical power couple in the making!
More photos plus our full interview with Jordin below. She talks about how Britney welcomed her to the “Circus” and how she feels about taking Ciara’s spot. Also peep a cute video of Jordin & Steph acting up backstage. They prove the importance of role-playing in any great relationship…I mean “friendship”!
Photos by FreddyO
Carol’s Daughter Founder, Lisa Price
Monique & Celebrity Hairstylist Derek J.
Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks
Lahman Rucker (Yummmmy!)
Comedian Steve Harvey leaves with a bag full of goodies.
More photos in the GALLERY
Flix ~ Carol’s Daughter Grand Opening Celebration (Atlanta)
Photo via Twitter
TFGR can’t catch a break! After being outed for “borrowing” content for her essay on being a dark-skinned woman in America, Tameka went on a twitter rampage where she blasted the author who accused her of stealing her words:
The one quote that I found most interesting was:
“To steal ideas from one person is called PLAGAIRISM, to steal ideas from many is research.” ~ Unknown Ppl seek claim & fame by any means!
Someone please tell Tameka that to steal ideas at all is still STEALING! It’s really like a half-assed confession to say “yeah… I stole from you and several others but it was RESEARCH not plagairism…” *sigh* Just give the chick her credit and move on…
Meka also wrote a full explanation over at Global Grind where she gave the credit for her inspiration to several well-known Black authors including Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alex Haley, Susan Taylor, Khalil Gibran, Langston Hughes, Frederick Douglass and Zora Neale Hurston. She still failed to mention Aisha Curry but I guess her pride stands in the way. Stay tuned….
Did Tameka Foster Glover Raymond Plagiarize Huffington Post Blog?
Don’t Shoot the Messenger ~ TFGR Explains Being Black in America