I have just received word from a confidential source at Hot 107.9 that the A-Team Morning show was abruptly let go today.
Word is comedian Rickey Smiley has been installed as the new Morning show host at Hot 107.9. That is sad news, but the new Arbitron Portable People Meter (PPM) has every radio programmer in Atlanta shook.
Hopefully the morning show jocks will land new gigs at other stations in the… Continue
*Surrounded by an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the "broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush" Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation's first black president.
"America, now is not the time for small plans," the 47-year-old Illinois senator told an estimated 84,000 people packed into Invesco Field, a huge football stadium at the… Continue
Jennifer Hudson performed her rendition of the national anthem Thursday afternoon at Mile High Stadium in Denver to kick off the final day of the Democratic National Convention.
Earlier this week, the ‘Dreamgirls’ Oscar winner and former “American Idol” contender was asked personally by Senator Obama to perform at the event. Hudson, who calls Barack a “great role model,” told Entertainment Tonight that she had never yet sang for such a large crowd.
Carlton Grant Jr., the 17-year-old son of dancehall artist Spragga Benz, was shot and killed by local police in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday (Aug. 24). Cops say they stopped two men on a bicycle in the Kingston 8 area and when they moved toward them, one of the men began firing at them, according to Radio Jamaica. Crazy yo. prayers go out to the… Continue
A Chesapeake jury convicted two men this afternoon of murder and other charges in the death of a 1-year-old girl during a home invasion.
After more than a day of deliberations, the jury convicted Shawn Sir Charles Ward and Julian Barksdale of second-degree murder. Both had been charged with first-degree murder, but the jury opted for a lesser charge. The verdict came after the end of more than a week of… Continue
Police are looking for a man who reportedly assaulted the mother of his children in a parking lot, then shot a McDonald's employee who attempted to break up the fight.
Police say 22-year-old Nigel Haskell was shot in the upper torso when he tried to help out a woman who was being attacked by 27-year-old Perry Kennon of Conway.
Haskell "was trying to be a Good Samaritan and coming to the aid of a young lady," said Little Rock… Continue
The Don Mega debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 after pushing almost 70,000 copies of his latest independent project, Raw Footage.
Ice Cube had the top hip-hop album on the charts, but Lil Wayne joined him in the Top 10. The New Orleans star sold over 61,000 copies of Tha Carter III to land at number seven, according to SoundScan figure. To date, Weezy has sold 2.3 millions copies of his latest album.
'*A television version of Tyler Perry's play and film "Meet the Browns" is headed to TBS early next year.
The network ordered 10 episodes of a sitcom based on the property, which will be executive produced and directed by Perry for a scheduled premiere in January.
The show will join Perry's other comedy, "House of Payne," on the TBS schedule.
"I am so excited to continue my relationship with TBS," Perry says. "It has been so… Continue
Most hip hop blog readers are familiar with 50 Cent’s website ThisIs50.com. For those of you who aren’t familiar it can best be described as one part social network, one part 50 Cent nut riding festival. 50 Cent’s team has used the website to report on current hip hop news, to promote new projects from G-Unit artists and to take shots at all the artists 50 Cent doesn’t like. One of the biggest events for the website was the release of the free mixtape… Continue
Horn Lake, MS -- Three people are in jail accused of killing a Horn Lake, MS teen. Police say two of the accused killers are teenagers.
Monday, August 26, 2008, 16 year-old James Hill died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Horn Lake Police charged 20 year-old Tremaine Reed, and 16 year-old twin brothers Jernario and Jernartay Elrod with murder. The shooting happened Monday afternoon near Hill’s home on… Continue
Charleston Police say they arrested and charged Shawn Elmore of Alabama with robbery. His girlfriend, Charlene Bowman, was allegedly driving the getaway car and has also been taken into custody.
Elmore is originally from Alabama, but was staying with some friends at Orchard Manor.
Detectives tell WSAZ.com that they were able to trace an envelope Elmore used during the robbery back to that Orchard Manor apartment. The envelope had a… Continue