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D’ANGELO RELEASES STATEMENT

Singer D’Angelo was arrested over the weekend for allegedly soliciting an undercover police woman, and has now released a statement addressing the matter… “We know there is a lot of speculation in regard to the arrest of D’Angelo in New York City this past weekend. We would like his fans and the public at large to know that D’Angelo has plead not guilty — and is contesting the allegations made against him. Also know that he is in good health and extremely excited []

UPDATE: PICS – 10TH ANNUAL NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN FALL GALA

UPDATE: Last week I posted the photographs below that were taken at the 10th Annual New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala. I then asked out loud if the youth workers, foster children, their carers etc had been invited a long to this event, because all I could see were photographs of grinning celebrities. Anyway a visitor kindly informed me that they did attend and I now have photographs. [Thanks New York Social Diary] Amy McFarland, Susan Burden, Nicholas Scoppetta, Susan Magazine, and NYFC Youth Leaders at NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN’S 10th Annual Fall []

NE-YO SPEAKS ON BRAWL INVOLVING JIM JONES IN THE LOUIS VUITTON STORE

R&B crooner Ne-Yo has finally opened up and talks about the infamous Louis Vuitton brawl that took place just before Christmas…. Via XXL.com Ne-Yo recently took to the airwaves to talk about the scuffle between his manager JaVogn Smith and Dipset Capo Jim Jones in a Louis Vuitton store in Manhattan, NY. According to Ne-Yo, he was shopping for Christmas gifts with Vogn, who is the younger brother to Jay-z’s right-hand man, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith – when Jones walked into the store with []

JIM JONES CHARGED WITH ASSAULT OVER NE-YO INCIDENT

The rumour that Jim Jones a long with members from his entourage attacked R&B star Ne-Yo and an associate of Jay-Z’s in the Louis Vuitton store on Fifth Avenue (New York City),  spread like wild fire on Christmas Eve.   But I had trouble believing this story. I needed confirmation before posting it on Mad News.  I mean.. brawling inside the exclusive LV store and with Ne-Yo of people. It just sounded so ridiculous and far fetched. But it looks as if there is some truth in this sad pathetic tale…. Via Allhiphop []

FIRE YOUR STYLIST: BEYONCE

Beyonce was photographed outside MTV’s TRL studios in Manhatten New York yesterday (October 14th). What goes through her mind when picking out outfits for an event? She never gets it right. If its not the outfit then it’s the choice of accessories that let her down. Anyway what is this? Her new alternative ballerina look? I have a sneaking suspicion that her mother, resident stylist/seamstress, Tina Knowles is responsible for this mess. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, the woman deserves to be locked up for her heinous crimes []

PICS OF THE DAY: VH1 HIP HOP HONORS 2008

The annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors event took place last night (October 2nd) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. [Click on photographs to enlarge] Wyclef and Naughty By Nature’s Treach Rapper/Actress Eve Slick Rick Wyclef and Busta Rhymes Lil Jon Slick Rick Busta Rhymes De La Soul EPMD  Cypress Hill MC Lyte Host comedian Tracy Morgan Ghost Face and Biz Markie Chuck D and Flavor Flav KRS-One Tracey Morgan Fat Joe My Jim Jim (call/email me Jim!) Freekey Zekey, Jim Jones and []