QUOTE OF THE DAY: RAY BENZINO

   “Karma is a muthaf**ka!!!…The little bitch should have been let go years ago if you ask me… When I heard about this I thought it was beautiful…He (Elliot Wilson) doesn’t represent Hip Hop or the culture anyway. XXL and all the editors over there are just a copy cat of The Source and now them, Source and Vibe are feeling the fucking pinch….Now Yellow Nigga can go get a job sucking f**king Jimmy Iovine since that’s what he was doing anyway…G []

XXL MAGAZINE: WHY LONG TIME EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ELLIOT WILSON WAS FIRED….

A XXL Magazine insider has reportedly disclosed to mediatakeout.com, the real reason why long standing Editor-In-Chief, Elliott Wilson, was ordered to clear his desk yesterday and was escorted out of the building by security.   “According to the insider XXL Magazine’s newsstand sales and subscriptions were down dramatically in 2007, and ad sales grew slower than expected.But the insider claims that the problems with the magazine had little to do with Elliot’s management. “They made him a scapegoat for the problems of the industry. Every magazine is losing ad dollars []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: MARIAH CAREY

  “I’d rather be on stage with a pig — a duet with Jennifer Lopez and me just ain’t going to happen.” (Inside Hollywood) (Mariah Carey airs her thoughts on possibly working with Jennifer Lopez)

LONG-TIME XXL MAGAZINE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ELLIOT WILSON – FIRED!!!

  Harris Publications XXL Magazine has fired longtime editor-in-chief Elliott Wilson, AllHipHop.com has learned. While details are sketchy, sources have confirmed that Wilson was relieved of his duties today (January 7). “One of the reasons is that Harris Publications wants the magazine to go in a different direction in terms of expanding its scope,” a source at XXL Magazine told AllHipHop.com. Vanessa Satten has been named interim editor-in-chief of the magazine, which was founded in 1997 by former Source staffers James Bernard, []