Via Yahoo News Raids targeting a wholesale marijuana ring based in New York and Florida resulted in the arrests of 45 people, including one of the founders of the Roc-A-Fella record label, prosecutors said Friday. Kareem Burke, who started the hip-hop label with Jay-Z and Damon Dash in the 1990s, was caught on a wiretap discussing “grow houses” with the ringleader, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said. An employee of High Times magazine also was charged. Burke and the others face 10 years […]
*shaking my head*
This news hasn’t been officially confirmed yet but it’s been reported that Island Def Jam bigwigs fired label executives L.A Reid and singer/producer The Dream today. Via Gyant Unplugged According to my source, Vin Vivendi, a french international media conglomerate, with activities in music, television, film, and telecommunications, is cleaning house, and Dream as well as LA Reid are out due to disappointing sales figures and exuberant spending . If L.A Reid has in fact “left the building” then I wonder where […]
Via BBC News George Michael has been given an eight-week sentence for crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis. He was also fined £1,250 at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in London and given a five-year driving ban. The 47-year-old singer was arrested in July in Hampstead, north London after driving his Range Rover into a branch of photographic store Snappy Snaps. Continue Reading…. Also according to the Press Association website actor Mark Wahlberg has offered support to George Michael over his […]
Via AFP US socialite and paparazzi darling Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas on charges of cocaine possession, but released shortly afterwards, local police said Saturday. “Police stopped a black Cadillac Escalade outside the Wynn Hotel about 11:30 pm Friday, because officers believed someone inside was smoking pot, and officers found an unspecified amount of cocaine in a purse of Ms. Hilton’s,” Las Vegas police spokesman Marcus Martin told AFP. “She was arrested… on a felony cocaine possession charge,” he said, […]
PRODUCER TIMBALAND ‘ALLEGEDLY TRIES TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE OVER THE THEFT OF A $2MILLION PIECE OF JEWELLERY
According to TMZ producer Timbaland sparked a police manhunt yesterday and fear that he was ready to take his own life over the theft of a $2million Jacobs & Co watch. Jacob must have laughed his head off everytime a rapper/ producer entered his store and purchased his over priced/gaudy creations. *shaking my head* I wonder if Timbaland bothered to get the watch insured. Via TMZ Timbaland was on the phone earlier in the day with his brother-in-law … deeply upset about something. We’re told one of the […]
N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos’ has had her £550,000 home burgled days after it featured in the group’s Channel 4 documentary Being.. N-Dubz. Continue Reading….. I watched last weeks episode, and it did cross my mind that Tulisa might be asking for trouble allowing them to film the outside/inside of her new home. But then again they did not show the street name or name the location. It wouldn’t surprise me if the thieves responsible are acquaintances.
Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes is now facing a three-year prison sentence for evading over $15 million in taxes, after he lost his recent appeal against the sentence. Continue Reading….. You’re an idiot if you think you can get away with something like this. The government will always find you in the end.
Earlier this week it was reported that singer Mary J Blige announced that she had passed her G.E.D ( High School Equivalency Diploma) and had been accepted in to Howard University. I refused to post this news at the time because I thought it sounded a bit fishy, and it turns out that I wasn’t the only one who thought the story sounded a bit suspect. Various media outlets contacted the university and a rep later clarified that Mary “hadn’t yet been accepted as a student” adding, “We […]