Word on the streets is that Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri may have have parted ways:
The National Enquirer says Jackson and Dupri, who have been together for four years and were reportedly pondering marriage, began battling over her recent tour — managed by Dupri — which was a dismal failure, with a string of canceled concerts due to poor ticket sales. The Enquirer, citing unnamed sources, said the fading superstar, 36, has moved out of Dupri’s Los Angeles home.
“Janet and Jermaine finally hit a wall,” the source was quoted as saying. “They were fighting over his management of her career. In the end, she decided to make a break.” (source)
Fortunately for JD, if the breakup rumors are true, Janet will forever be close to him. Well…at least until he decides to cover up that new tatt. I’ve always heard that when you get your boo’s name tatted it on you, it’s a recipe for disaster. Something about the curse of the tatt. A common saying amongst tattoo artists is that “the name tattoos of today are the cover-up jobs of tomorrow.” Well, if a name tatt brings bad karma to a good relationship, I wonder what a superstar’s face turned into the image of the Virgin Mary could bring. Could it have been Jermaine’s tatt that ruined their relationship? Hmmm…
You may or may not know who Teyana Taylor is but if you decide to Google Her you can get the 411. The socialite/songstress recently hit the net swinging after being called a Rihanna clone when photographed chillin with Chris Brown. Of course, WE all know Teyana’s swag is nowhere near identical to Rihanna’s but that’s beside the point. One thing’s for sure the girl’s got chops. She really CAN sing and has made a brief video to prove it. Sooner or later you WILL respect Teyana’s authority!!
Peep footage of T.T.’s ode to Brandy’s “I Wanna Be Down” under the cut: Continue Reading…
Ciara and Rick Ross share a dual cover the Summer 09 issue of Rap Up Magazine. Speaking of Ciara, MTV caught up with her, Singer Tyrese, former Danity Kane member Aubrey O’Day and a few others after the L.A. premiere of ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ last night to gather their reaction on the Chris Brown’s plea deal:
“I support both artists,” said Ciara, who has toured and recorded with both Brown and Rihanna. “It’s a very personal process.”
TMZ was in the L.A. courtroom as the judge revealed Chris Brown’s fate in the Rihanna felony assault case. Early into the court proceedings, Chris copped a plea in the case where he won’t do jail time, but he will spend 6 months doing things like road cleanup. He’s also been ordered to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna.
Chris has been ordered to spend 180 days doing hard labor in his home state of Virginia and will be placed on 5 years probation for FELONY assault (he pled guilty). He’ll get supervised probation and will have to appear in court every three months.
Chris has also been ordered to enroll in a domestic violence counseling program. The judge also imposed a stipulation in the agreement which states that if Brown and Rihanna are at the same public events, the 50-yard stay away turns into 10 yards. The stay away order lasts 5 years.
The judge said she wanted to make sure that Chris Brown “was treated as any other person who comes through this court.” Therefore, if he violates probation, he could get up to 4 years in prison.
Rihanna appeared in the courthouse but never entered the courtroom.
So Brown is now a convicted felon and loses the the following rights: To own a gun, to sit on a jury, subject to search and seizure without a search warrant and he now has limitations on travel.
Brown left the courtroom and just after he left, Rihanna walked in the courtroom. The judge explained the deal to her and spoke to Rihanna about the protective order. (Source)
Monica was photographed in Baltimore a few weeks ago while on tour with Keyshia Cole’s “A Different Me Tour.” She looks fabulous as usual even when caught by surprise and she lives for her two beautiful sons Romelo and Lil Rocko. Monica has newly released track from her highly anticipated come back CD. You may remember this track from Mo’s PeachTreeTV reality show “The Single: Monica” a few months back when she was working in the studio with B. Cox tryna find her next single. A snippet of the song was released back then and quickly made the internet rounds. Now the completed version is here for your listening pleasure!
Dorion Standberry from BET’s College Hill Atlanta woke up this morning to a ton of drama (and a ton of free publicity). In case you missed it, Dorion’s Twitter page was hacked by a disgruntled lover/ex-boyfriend/stalker who released a ton of celebrity phone numbers and addresses. as well as Dorion’s butt booty naked pics.
I’m of the mindset that Dorion did this sh*t himself. The former BET reality celeb left the confines of Atlanta, Georgia for bigger and better things in L.A. LA land. It’s a totally different world in hollyweird and most have to do crazy things to stand out from the crowd. All graduates of the college of self-promotion have either leaked a sex-tape, naked booty pics or both, so pretty soon Dorion will be way ahead of the game. We’ll probably see him chillin with the Kardashian’s or posted up with Ray-J at the Ivy in about 5…4…3…2…
Mark my words. This reeks of the work of a top knotch Los Angeles PR firm. Check out what Dorion has to say about the drama during his recent “press” rounds below:
Charlamagne’s Interview w/Dorion ~ (CTG plays hardball)
V-103’s Interview w/Dorion (They take it easy on him)