Jennifer Hudson’s “Super” rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” is now available for download on iTunes. The performance was actually lip-synched while peformed live as per the Janet Jackson “Wardrobe Malfunction” clause. All proceeds from download sales will be going to the Hudson-King Foundation, in honor of Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, who were killed in October.
All proceeds to go to the Hudson-King… Continue
*ESPN decided to pull a new promo spot starring Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal after a prominent gay rights organization slammed it for being homophobic.
The spot featured Shaq rejecting a "fist kiss" -- a spin on the term "fist pound" -- from sports commentator Mike Breen. After the offer, Shaq responds, "No fist kiss, no fist love, no fist hump. None of that. You're a weirdo man. Stay over there ... fist kiss ...… Continue
50 Cent has no plans of backing down in his battle with Def Jam rapper Rick Ross. In an interview this morning with syndicated radio personality Big Boy, Fif hinted at releasing more damaging videos aimed at the Boss starring several of the Florida rapper’s Miami associates.
Just like he did with Tia, the mother of Ross’ son William, the G-Unit head says he has plans for meeting Trick Daddy and Jacki-O to help in his quest to ending the Boss’… Continue
Sean Combs was supposed to co-host a birthday party for DJ Clue at club M2 on West 28th Street Monday night with Kobe Bryant after the historic Knicks/Lakers game in which Bryant scored 61 points.
But nobody warned Combs that the New York Police Department had an undercover gun detail searching guests as they came into the club. "Everyone wanted to make sure that the dozens of NBA stars in attendance, including Lamar Odom, Vince… Continue
*Mary J. Blige, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, and Warner Music chairman Lyor Cohen were among the guests gathered at a welcome home party for music mogul Andre Harrell, who had been hospitalized after undergoing heart surgery.
The 48-year old had an emergency quadruple heart bypass procedure to prevent him from succumbing to coronary artery heart disease, reports the New York Post.
Sean "Diddy" Combs, Harrell's former intern at his Uptown Records… Continue
A Chicago judge yesterday (February 2) ordered Do Or Die rapper Belo to pay $8 million in damages to the family of a man he murdered in 2002.
Belo, born Darnell Smith, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2007 for shooting and killing Raynard "B-Dog" Pinkston during a dispute in 2002.
Belo pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement and is now serving 10 years behind bars. He was initially facing first-degree murder… Continue
SEAN COMBS has blamed a current lack of creativity in the global DJ scene for stifling hip-hop music. The rap mogul is adamant that the genre is in the midst of a “recession” because there are so few talented beatmakers around to help create interesting tracks.
He tells MTV.com, “People have figured out the formula when they make records for radio, and DJs ain’t DJs no more. DJs don’t break records no more. DJs don’t play album cuts. DJs play… Continue