Word on the curb is that Ciara has been unceremoniously dropped from Jive after her “Basic Instinct” album sales went double wood.
CiCi hit up her social networks (Twitter & Facebook) to let the world know the truth about the rampant rumors and according to her statement, which you can read in it’s entirety below, she has “asked and prayed” for the label to release her.
CiCi says she hasn’t received the proper support to make her projects successful and has spent over “one hundred thousand dollars” out of her own pocket to support her vision.
Whatever the case, Ciara feels that she’s not being treated fairly and wants to be heard. Read her full statement, entitled “My Time to Speak” below:
To my fans:
This week the net has been a buzz of the rumor that I have been dropped from my label.
At this point that rumor is false.. It is true that I have asked and I pray that my label will release me. I have had some great times and success with my label, but sometimes like all great things, it’s at that point where I feel we don’t share the same views on who I am as an artist. Continue Reading…
General Larry Platt, the breakout star of the 2010 season of American Idol, was spotted out and about recently and showed me some “A” town love (peep the t-shirt!)
Platt performed his self-written hit “Pants on the Ground” on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards in 2010 [click here if you missed it], wasn’t nominated for Song of the Year this year (imagine that) and he’s pretty much dissolved into obscurity, but not because he ain’t trying.
Platt is still on the grind, trying to get his “Pants on the Ground” CD heard around town. The 65 year old singing sensation died an early death online in the form of fictional death reports, but rest assured he’s still alive and kickin’ and dancing and singing…
The “General” who earned the title after a well documented history during Atlanta’s Civil Rights movement, gladly gave me a lil serenade of his hit song recently. I think he was just happy to be noticed.
If you got a few minutes to spare, check out the video of General Larry Platt’s StraightFromTheA rendition of “Pants on the Ground” PLUS he shows that old folks can still bust a move, as he pops locks & drops it to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.
Videos below: Continue Reading…
Michael Vick may have ended the NFL season on a losing note in the playoffs, but he just made a winner out of Oprah Winfrey… at least he will next week.
Winfrey made a lil wager with with Piers Morgan that she’d beat Larry King’s CNN replacement in landing the Vick interview. She bet him “200-pounds” during Morgan’s first show (“200 pounds” stems from Morgan being a Brit) and Vick’s appearance next week makes Miss O the winner of the bet. [Sidebar: As if Oprah EVER loses… ]
Vick , who served 18 months in prison over a dogfighting operation, is scheduled to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Oprah on Feb. 24th to discuss, amongst other things, his prison time for dog-fighting crimes, and how he’s turned his life around.
Vick was reinstated to the NFL for the 2009 season and has been doing public-service work with organizations like PETA and the Humane Society, every since his release.
Mike’s story is a classic tale of redemption and I, for one, will be sitting front and center watching him on Oprah. I hope he doesn’t shed any tears…
Will you be watching Mike Vick on Oprah?
In case you missed it:
Who Knew Kobe Bryant was a Mike Vick Fan… [PHOTOS]
Why Are Y’all Still Hatin on Mike Vick?
Mike Vick Offered a Million to Pose for Playgirl…
Mike Vick Receives Courage Award [VIDEO]
The ladies of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” went head to head with Grammy Awards last night for Part one of their Season 3 Reunion Show.
As usual, there was lots of yelling and neck rolling (ala NeNe Leakes) as well as some “true confessions”…
Honorable mentions for the reunion show include, Sheree’s response about her arms being too muscular, Kandi speaking about the all the money Kim Zolciak made from her hard work, Phaedra calls NeNe out about lying about knowing her, just about everyone on the set (except Phaedra) admitted to having some sort of plastic surgery procedure and NeNe yells and screams at Kim about race relations.
In case you missed Part 1 of the reunions show, check out photos + video below: Continue Reading…
Monica rocked the red carpet of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in a stunning Black gown designed by Stephane Rolland. Doesn’t she look absolutely flawless?!?!
By the way… did you know that Mo had Diamonds in her flawless bright smile? Neither did I!
Mo spoke about her sparking accessories in an interview with CBS’ Chris Booker as she walked the red carpet.
Booker noticed something shimmering and asked in awe “Are those DIAMONDS in your teeth?”
Mo responded that she’s had them in for 11 years now and her hubby, Shannon Brown loves it.
More photos of Monica’s glamorous Grammy Gown PLUS video of her red carpet interview below: Continue Reading…
Rihanna through her modesty to the wind last night as she rocked the red carpet of the 2011 Grammy Awards wearing an amazing white layered, barely-there dress by Jean Paul Gaultier.
Rih-Rih’s dress even stunned Ryan Seacrest so much that he had to stall others on the red carpet.
Rihanna had several wardrobe changes throughout the evening’s event, gracing the Grammy stage not once.. but twice!
She performed “Love the Way You Lie” with Eminem and later in the broadcast hit the stage to spark a fire with her former jumpoff flame, Drake for “What’s My Name,” where she gave him a standing “lap dance”…
More photos PLUS video of Rihanna’s performances (“Love the Way You Lie” with Eminem & “What’s My Name” with Drake) below: Continue Reading…