Chase Tatum was found dead 6 days ago of an accidental drug overdose. Tatum, pictured above in a promo pic from the film Who’s Your Caddy along with Faizon Love, Big Boi and Finesse Mitchell, formerly worked as a road manager and personal assistant for OutKast. Tatum was also well known as a professional wrestler, which apparently is where he developed the back problems which lead to his addiction to pain-killers. Tatum was 34.
Chase Tatum had been recovering from back surgery to repair a degenerative disc. His father said the former wrestler had been fighting a dependence to painkillers for years but had been planning to enter a rehabilitation center.
“He was in the process of getting his life back together,” Roy Tatum said Monday. “He was confident he was going to turn things around, to live a normal life again without those painkillers.” (Source)
It appears that singer Rihanna was not the first choice for the hit single “Umbrella.” Singer/songwriter Taio Cruz originally offered the song to Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears and both turned it down. 😕 Mary didn’t think the song was right for her (I agree) but Britney’s camp said merely that “it didn’t work for her.” I guess it was fate for Rihanna because “Umbrella” …Ella…Ella is considered to be her breakthrough hit! (Source)
Watch this video! Please…I beg of you! It’s not as crunk as the Punk of the South (no one is…he/she’s the Queen of this Bi*sh!)…but I promise it’ll put a smile on your face. Loyal reader Harlem Hussey sent me this video of a group of party-goers called “The Inner Circle” who composed a lil’ line dance to Mary J. Blige’s “Just Fine.” I wish it were brighter and clearer but from what I COULD see I’m really impressed! All them Kangols, silver pumps and french rolls were really doin tha dayum thang!
Don’t sleep…they even have written documentation of the steps for this dance and some dude even did an instructional video! 😯 I know you wanna learn…hell, you’ll be cuttin the rug at Big Momma’s birthday party before you know it.
Cute couple Nas & Kelis were spotted leaving a restaurant along Sushi row in LA the other day. Rumors of their demise have been greatly exaggerated…or not. They really don’t look too lovey-dovey but hey…that’s what marriage can do to a relationship.
Kelis may or may not have been “caught out there” but her single of the same name used to be my joint….that’s a story for another day! 😕 Anyway, check out Kelis’ video for “Caught Out There” after the jump…
Alexyss K. Tylor is back! This week she answers a viewer’s question submitted via MySpace (I told y’all…she actually reads your letters!) The viewer asks how much is too much? All relationships have problems, but at what point do you just let go? 😕 You know Ms. Tylor gives it to her straight with no chaser!