Monday, August 31, 2009


Look who turned 21....Evan Ross celebrated this weekend in L.A. at Guys and Dolls w/ fam and his girlfriend.

Looks like they were channeling MJ w/ the glove.


Amber Rose a.k.a. Kanye's new boo hosted the TAO Beach party this weekend.

GV Says: Something about her is just hood rattish to me.....that's just me though.


The Dream and Christina Milian were spotted getting their shop on in NY this weekend.


Although an autopsy proved to be inconclusive, police believe drugs may have been the cause of death of DJ AM.

A crack pipe and prescription pills were found in DJ AM's New York City apartment, the Associated Press reports.

A law enforcement official, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, did not release any other information about the medication.

Last year AM revealed that he became addicted to drugs and had attempted suicide in his early 20s. He said he attended recovery meetings and has remained drug-free for about a decade.

"He was sober for 10 years, a friend told reporters. "His sobriety was really important to him."

He even began working on a new intervention-style reality show based on his experiences surviving addiction as well as surviving a tragic plane crash nearly a year ago that left four others dead.

"I have another chance," he had said during a July interview for the MTV show, Gone Too Far. "So I have to do something better with my life this time."

Further tests are necessary to determine the official cause of death. Those toxicology tests could take several weeks to complete.


Rihanna hit up Broadway this weekend and checked out Disney's The Lion King with younger brothers Rorrey and Rajad Fenty.


Ashanti was out with Mario Lopez this weekend at the Boys and Girls Club “Million Meal Summer” Event in Los Angeles

GV Says: I'm definitely loving the new 'do.....Go Shanti!

Friday, August 28, 2009


DJ AM has been found dead in his New York City apartment.

At 5:20 p.m. on Friday New York Police Department officers entered an apartment on Lafayette Street in response to a 911 call about a man who hadn't been seen for two days. Inside, they found the body of DJ AM.

The cause of death has not been released by the medical examiner, although N.Y.P.D. Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said there was no apparent evidence of foul play. A police source said prescription drugs where found in the apartment.

Goldstein's publicist released a statement Friday confirming the news of his death. "The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time," the statement says.

DJ AM (real name: Adam Michael Goldstein) was 36. He narrowly escaped death in a 2008 jet crash with Blink 182's Travis Barker.

"There's no reason why I lived and they didn't," DJ AM said last month at the Television Critics Associtaion summer press tour, referring to the others who died in the crash. "It's something that I struggle with every day, you know, kind of wondering. But I’ve just realized I'm never really going to know. I'm alive, and I'm here, and I have another chance. So I have to do something better with my life this time."

GV Says: I'm so sorry to hear this......very sad.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Saturday, Yonkers police raided an apartment leased to Jadakiss and found seven pounds of marijuana, five grams of heroin and about $42,000 in cash, along with "other items," according to a police press release. They were led to a building at 1 Van Der Donk Street after housing-unit officers stopped a suspicious vehicle out front on Friday. According to the report, an investigation "revealed the presence of marijuana inside the vehicle." The driver was arrested and a passenger was taken in after a short foot pursuit.

"What happened on Saturday was an unfortunate situation, but one in which I have no involvement in," 'Kiss told MTV News exclusively Wednesday afternoon. "Since the release of my recent album Last Kiss, I have been on the road touring and promoting my project. I am focused on my performance schedule and career."

Gabriel R. Henriquez, 39, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, second degree assault and obstructing governmental administration in the second-degree. Alberto Lajara, 25, was taken into custody for criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree and disorderly conduct, according to the report. Yonkers police say the investigation is ongoing.


He almost had me feeling sorry for him. Looks like Breezy wasn't too "depressed" to party it up after his sentencing.

He surprised guests at West Hollywood hot spot Guys and Dolls with an impromptu performance of Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana."

"He stood up on the back of the booth when the song came on, got a mic and not only sung, but danced his a-- off," clubgoer Cory Honickman told reporters. "It was insane and no one could look away. He is incredibly talented."

When he finished, Brown told the crowd, "There was only one King of Pop. We love you, Michael."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


LaToya Jackson will be one of the celebrity guest hosts filling in for the pregnant Elisabeth Hasselbeck when "The View" returns for its new season next month. ABC announced Monday that the sister of late singer Michael Jackson will be a guest co-host on Sept. 16 and 18.


Juelz Santana was arrested this morning (August 25) after an argument with police.

Santana and his son's mother had a dispute in front of his home in Teaneck, New Jersey, and neighbors called the police. When the cops arrived, Santana (born Laron James) was arrested after getting into an argument with authorities. He was taken to the station and then released. Juelz, an original member of the Diplomats and leader of new rap crew the Skull Gang, was not charged with a crime.

Juelz's rep said he is back at home now and refuted reports that went out earlier Tuesday saying he was in a verbal dispute with his "wife" in front of their child. Santana is not married, and no child was present during their argument or his arrest.

A rep for the Teaneck police said a report about the incident is still being compiled and no details are ready to be released.

GV Says: After criminal drama the one thing he wanted to set straight is that he isn't married....what's wrong with this people?


It was eight years ago that songstress Aaliyah left us all too soon. I still can't believe it...

At just 22, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying her and her entourage crashed shortly after takeoff. Today she remains one-in-a-million. Her aura was just crazy magnetic.

We still miss her....R.I.P. Babygirl


TLC is set to play a show on U.S. soil for the first time in seven years – as part of a benefit concert hosted by Justin Timberlake.

Playing the "Justin Timberlake and Friends" concert, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas will play Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay Events Center on Oct. 17.

Along with Timberlake and TLC, country sweetheart Taylor Swift and vocalists Alicia Keys and Ciara have also been added to the ticket. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

The benefit concert highlights a weeklong golf tournament to be hosted by Timberlake in Sin City Oct. 11-18 – the 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Justin is in the second year of a five-year partnership with Shriners to host the golf tournament and benefit concert.


Serena and Venus have become limited ownership partners in the National Football League's Miami Dolphins.

The announcement that they would become the first female African-Americans to hold an ownership stake in a NFL franchise and two of the few African-Americans league-wide to hold this unique distinction was made by Stephen Ross, owner and managing partner of the Dolphins.

"I am so excited to be part of such a renowned organization," says Serena. "Having spent so much of my childhood in the area, being involved with a staple of Miami culture is a huge honor. We look forward to many championships and much success together with the Miami Dolphins."

Agrees Venus, "I am honored to be a partner in the Miami Dolphins franchise and thankful to owner Stephen Ross for allowing Serena and I to be part of Miami Dolphins history."

GV Says: Get it girls!!


Looks like Breezy and Rihanna are over the for next five years at least....

Chris Brown was formally sentenced today to the following:
1. Felony Probation for 60 months and must obey all laws.
2. Report to Probation within 72 hours
3. 52 Weeks of a Domestic Violence Program in Virginia.
4. Must turn in all weapons within the next 24 hours and can NOT own any weapons during that period.
5. Must Provide DNA Samples as Requested by the Authorities
6. 180 Days of Community Service (HARD) Labor… washing cars, cleaning graffiti off the walls, etc.
7. Get approval before leaving the country.
8. Report to a court room every 3 months for the next 5 years.
9. Fines and Fees: $2,500 in restitution, $2,500 in probation expenses, $30 for criminal conviction fee and $400 for the domestic violence fund.

Donald Etra, an attorney for Rihanna, had previously asked the judge for lesser restrictions on communication and contact between the two singers.

However, L.A. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg ordered Brown not to have any communication with Rihanna for the next five years, which includes phone and email contact. Brown was also ordered not to come within 100 yards of Rihanna – 10 yards if they're both at the same event.

Toward the end of the hearing, Judge Schnegg warned Brown, in an apparent reference to reports that the two singers may have had contact against court order: "I'm not immune to any chatter on the airwaves. Do you understand, Mr. Brown, that any violation of this order is a violation of your probation and it comes with the possible penalty of prison?" Brown responded "Yes."

Asked if Rihanna was disappointed by the stay-away order, her lawyer stated: "There were no surprises today. The decision was up to the court, not Rihanna."

Etra added that Rihanna does have the option of asking the court to soften the stay-away order down the line, but he wouldn't say if she plans to do so.

Oh and to make matter worse, court documents just outed these two:

Rihanna and Chris Brown had two previous violent episodes before the Feb. 8 fight, which ultimately led to Brown's arrest and felony conviction, court documents reveal.

The "Umbrella" singer allegedly slapped Brown in a heated argument three months prior to the February incident, according to Brown's probation review released Tuesday.

In that previous fight, which occurred in Europe, Brown responded by pushing Rihanna into a wall, the documents say. The couple "were involved in a verbal dispute and [she] slapped [him]." Brown "responded by shoving her into a wall."

A second fight occurred about three weeks prior to the Feb. 8 incident.

Brown and Rihanna "were visiting Barbados and were driving a Range Rover loaned to them," according to the documents. "They had an argument inside the car. [Brown] exited and broke the front driver and passenger side windows of the car. No one was injured during the incident."

The documents also reveal that in the Feb. 8 incident, which began after Brown allegedly received a text message from a previous lover, that Rihanna "said she became 'enraged' and slammed both of her fists against the dashboard," which led to Brown pulling the Lamborghini over and trying to force her out, which escalated into a physical fight.

Lawyers for both Rihanna, 21, and Brown, 20, weren't immediately available for comment.

In a June 26 interview with his probation officer, Brown stated that since the Feb. 8 fight, he had been very "depressed." Brown stated he grew up watching his mother being physically abused and said he did not want to "carry on that cycle."

Brown repeatedly told the officer he regretted the incident, and said he initially wanted to plead guilty right away, but his attorney advised against it.

"I want to take responsibility for my mistake," Brown told the officer, adding he is "totally remorseful for what I have done."

GV Says: I feel kinda bad for these two....

Monday, August 24, 2009


I knew it was only a matter of time before this brother went down...

Michael Jackson's death has been ruled a homicide by the Los Angeles County coroner, according to law enforcement sources quoted by the Associated Press.

This makes it likely criminal charges will be brought against Conrad Murray, the physician who admitted he administered a powerful anesthetic propofol the morning he died. Detectives have been investigating whether Murray's decision to administer Jackson propofol outside a hospital and as a sleep aid would be classified as negligence for an involuntary manslaughter charge.

The Los Angeles coroner's office found lethal levels of propofol in Jackson's body after he died, according to a search warrant affidavit unsealed in a Houston court Monday.

The Los Angeles Times, which obtained the warrant, reports Murray admitted to LAPD detectives that he'd been treating Jackson for insomnia with propofol every night for six weeks.

Murray told LAPD detectives he was nervous Jackson was becoming addicted to propofol, so he was trying to wean him off. He'd been lowering the dosages and mixing it with two other sedatives, lorazepam and midazolam. He says on June 23, he gave Jackson two medications and withheld propofol.

On June 25 -- the day Jackson died -- Murray gave Jackson a number of sedatives. When none worked, he gave him a dose of propofol, according to court records. (Propofol is only supposed to be administered in hospitals.)

On the morning Jackson died, Murray gave Jackson valium at 1:30 a.m. When that was unsuccessful, he injected lorazepam intravenously at 2 a.m. At 3 a.m., he gave the still-awake singer midazolam. He continued to try different drugs over the course of the morning.

At 10:40 a.m., Murray gave Jackson 25 milligrams of propofol -- down from his usual dosage of 50 milligrams -- after Jackson repeatedly demanded the drug, court records show.


Check out Cassie's DIMEPIECE photoshoot

Speaking of Diddy....(although we really weren't) Look what the rumor mill spotted:

GV Says: SMH at this foolishness.....

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Looks like Terrance J's people are working overtime. The 106 & Park VJ wanted to set the record straight on a kissed he shared with Khloe Kardashian....

Talking it over with Khloe he says, “We were trying to remember who kissed whom first and we have both agreed to agree that it was just a long night where we both had some drinks and shared a good time.”

He adds that although he was brought in to assist Khloe, 25, she is holding down her own on the airwaves. “Her radio skills are dope. She has an outgoing personality and she doesn’t hold her tongue. When she’s on the air she’s a blast to watch.”

Oh and he wanted to add....."he’s in a relationship and he is “very much in love.”

GV Says: Either his people are working hard or his girl ain't having that -ish.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


What the Sam this is straight foolishness. Julius the Bodyguard was found guilty of for the disruption of public order and peace.

Julius Hollander entered court today accompanied by his lawyer Denis Orlic, and interpreters. He spent about two hours in court.

Police had temporarily taken away Julius’ passport, but it was returned to him today. For his “punishment”, he was ordered to pay 554 kuna ($107 US), and an additional amount of 679 HRK ($131 US) for the costs of court proceedings. The court commented that this was a totally unnecessary incident which was caused by an arrogant bodyguard.

GV Says: Did anyone else think the paps were off the chain and deserved what they got? Go your job. What's $200....


Finally, the "Run This Town" video has been released.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


The paps get out of hand while Jay-Z and Beyonce vacation.

Jay-Z's bodyguard decided to throw a camera tripod into the ocean last night -- after a paparazzo threw it at him -- and the whole incident was caught on tape.

It all went down in Croatia after Jay and Beyonce finished a romantic dinner by the sea. A scuffle between the hired muscle and the paps ensued -- and spilled over onto the pier -- culminating in water-logged tripod and a couple of middle fingers, courtesy of Jay and his protector.

Jay-Z's bodyguard has been charged with a crime for last night's tripod-tossing fight with a local TV reporter in Croatia.

TMZ reports that Jay's bodyguard has been charged with destroying personal property and assault -- based on a complaint filed by the reporter who got into a scuffle with Jay and Beyonce's entourage late last night.

Police say they are trying to track down the bodyguard so they can talk to him -- the investigation is ongoing.

GV Says: Now that's simply off the chain. The paps were out of line.


Periodically Bow Weezy goes off. This time he's caught feelings after many questioned his signing w/ Cash Money. So he took to Global Grind to get things off his chest.

To anyone who’s confused or says I don’t belong in Cash Money…Let me remind you…

… that I’ve been down with Baby, Slim, Wayne and the whole Cash Money family from the beginning. 10 years ago when we really were “Lil” me and Wayne did a song for the Hardball movie soundtrack. Baby was influential in my third album. Last year, Wayne and I spent 2 months together in New Orleans filming Hurricane Season. So please don’t be misinformed and think I’m just jumpin’ on “what’s hot” or trying to ride others’ success. This has been my extended family for more than a decade.

And since everyone is asking…me and JD are cool! Nothing has or will change. He’ll always be that father figure that I never had and we’ll continue to make hits.

GV Says: This is b*tchassness at its best. Bow Wow continues to be a what if people question his decision. That's life. Even the avg Joe has his decisions questioned. If Cash Money works for him so be it.....Geez

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Looks like NeNe keeps it real when it comes to herself . The ATL housewife has confirmed that she was once a stripper. People reports:

No need for her castmates to do any digging! The outspoken Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is coming right out with a revelation from her past: She was a stripper. And she’s not ashamed.

In her new memoir, Never Make the Same Mistake Twice, in stores now, the reality star opens up about her struggles with abusive relationships and the trials she endured. At one point, Leakes writes in a chapter called “What You Won’t Do, You’ll Do For Love,” she took a job as a stripper at an Atlanta club.

“Yes, I was a stripper, a woman who took her clothes off and danced for dollars,” she writes. “Let the judgment ensue. I mean, it’s easy enough to do, right?”

Leakes explains that she had just ended her relationship with the father of her eldest son, Brice, and she was living with her son and a roommate. “My son was in private school, his father wasn’t chipping in for pull-ups or food, I had no job and no money coming in, the rent was past due, and the super told me and my roommate that our condo owner was about to put us out,” she writes. “So I did what I had to do.”

After answering an ad in the newspaper, Leakes nabbed the job at “the most glamorous upscale gentlemen’s club in Georgia” on the spot – though she didn’t have any experience taking off her clothes or dancing in public.

Following a learning curve — and some very lurid details about her costumes and fellow dancers — the Atlanta Housewives star, who performed under the name “Silk,” writes that she came to feel comfortable and powerful on stage. “I felt powerful in front of those men,” she writes. “They were obviously there to see what I had, and I quickly realized that those men weren’t there to make me feel bad about myself.”

“Quite the contrary,” she continues. “They were there to make me feel good.”

Still, Leakes reveals that career as a dancer took a darker turn for a time. She quit the high-profile club after her family heard about her dancing and worked at a seedier establishment. “Men can do some really filthy things in the club,” she writes. “I can tell you this much.”

After quitting her job there, Leakes says she returned to another upscale establishment but eventually met her now-husband, Gregg, who persuaded her to stop dancing. “He was good to me,” she writes.

So, does Leakes regret her dancing past? Not at all. She calls the experience “the ultimate power trip,” explaining that it built up her self-esteem. “With every piece of clothing I took off, the more I got my life back,” she writes. “I worked this body like a well-oiled machine, and every movement got me closer to my goal of financial independence for me and my child.”


We hear Kim Kardashian and ex-boo Reggie Bush were spotted together in New Orleans over the weekend.

Apparently, Kim was in Louisiana for an appearance at a Dress for Success charity fashion show on Saturday.

"He picked her up from the charity event," the source revealed to Us rag mag.

On Monday, the duo were reportedly "all smiles" as they walked together into a Ruth's Chris Steak House.

GV Says: I'm a sucker for love so good luck to them .


D*mn! D*mn! D*mn! Say it ain't so.....Weezy confirms he's the father of Lauren London's baby.

The confirmation was made on Big Boy's Neighborhood LISTEN

GV Says: Girl I hate that for you. How on earth did you get caught up like that. I can't fathom that was on purpose.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Well this should be interesting....

Tyra Banks is ditching her trademark weaves for the season 5 premiere of her CW talk show, airing Sept. 8. She will reveal her "natural hair."

"This season on The Tyra Show we're taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they've got and be proud!" she says in a press released. "For the season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that - no fake hair, I'm rocking my REAL hair. This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we're declaring National Real Hair Day! We welcome everyone to go natural with me!"


Look who's back in the swing of things....Chris Breezy was spotted at Skateland with a couple of video vixens.

Hey....and it looks like Nelly, Polow Da Don and Omarion were there too


All sorts of foolishness continues with NeNe and Kim.

Apparently, the rumor mill - also known as Kim - has reported for the past couple weeks that NeNe has been cheating on her husband Greg with Saints Charles Grant.

GV Says: Straight foolishness! Guess I'll be watching on Thursday!


Check out the new Hov and Fab video "Money Goes, Honey Stay (When The Money Goes Remix)" featuring Jay-Z, from the album "Loso's Way" in stores and online now.


Looks like Dancing with the Star is actually going to be good this upcoming season....

Singers Mya, Macy Gray, Aaron Carter and Donny Osmond and Kelly Osbourne are scheduled to compete on the show along with "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" star Melissa Joan Hart, model Joanna Krupa, model/actress Kathy Ireland and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin.

GV Says: I'm more a America's Best Dance Crew myself but this season's Dancing w/ the Stars seems interesting. Can't wait to see Mya. She's a great dancer.


Kimora Lee and fam were spotted hitting up Shrek: The Musical on Broadway this weekend.

Looks like baby brother Kenzo stayed home.

GV Says: What on earth did Kimora do to lose that baby weight.


Rihanna was spotted last night with her assistant and someone's baby at Giorgio Baldi Ristorante in Santa Monica.

GV Says: I like that dress...go girl.


Looks like there's been an update to the Sara Stokes saga. TMZ reports:

The former MTV reality star accused of putting a knife through her husband's arm earlier this month claims the whole thing is a misunderstanding -- the dude stabbed himself!

TMZ spoke with the manager for former "Making the Band 2" star Sara Stokes, who told us a completely different story than the one we heard from law enforcement. Here's the breakdown:

Stokes' Version -- The incident started by the pool, when Sara innocently tripped and hit her face. Her husband tried to get something to clean her off and accidentally cut his arms on knives in the kitchen sink.

Law Enforcement Version -- It started when Sara stormed out of her house after a screaming match with her husband, she fell over and blamed him for tripping her -- grabbed a knife and stabbed the crap out of his arm while their 3 children watched the whole thing.

Little bit of a difference there, huh?

But there's more -- Stokes claims the reason she accused her husband of tripping her was because she "suffered a concussion when she fell and was confused."

Stokes' rep tells us the couple is "back together, " "happy" and looking forward to the "truth coming out in court."

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Look who's this close to tying the know....TMZ reports that Christina and The Dream applied for a marriage license in Los Angeles.

No wedding date has been announced ..... but it has to be soon because the lovebirds' license is only valid for 90 days.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


BeyoncĂ© and Hov were spotted dining at Nello’s in New York on August 11.


Look who's preggers....Kim Kardashian's olders sister Kourtney.

"Yes, it's true. She is [pregnant]," says the source.

No details about the pregnancy or the baby's father were released.


So did ATL housewife Lisa Wu get put out or what? People reports:

Despite reports that Lisa Wu Hartwell and husband, Ed, were evicted from their Atlanta home, the housewife tells, “We chose to move, we were not evicted.”

Adds Hartwell, 38, “It was decision that we made and not one that was made for us. But we were not put out.” As for the TMZ report that the couple defaulted on their bank loan, she re-affirms that an attempt to restructure the loan “didn’t work out,” but her family was “not evicted, it was a short-sell. It was not a foreclosure.”

Admitting she has felt the pressure of the recession, she says the couple and their children have moved into a new “downsized” home in a neighboring community. Scrutiny and blog buzz “make me laugh,” adds Hartwell, but it’s nothing compared to the catfights on the show.

“I’m watching like, ‘this is crazy,’ ” she says of the first two episodes. And Thursday’s follow up to the fight between Kim Zolciak, Sheree Whitfield and NeNe Leaks promises to be hair-raising. “You haven’t seen nothing yet!”

GV Says: Isn't a short-sell usually one step from a foreclosure.....I'm just saying.....Shouldn't these housewives have to meet some sort of minimum worth before appearing as a cast member on the show? And why is it always the ATL housewives experiencing financial woes....D*mn!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


It's official....Jennifer Hudson is a new mom! J Hud welcomed a baby boy -David Daniel Otunga Jr. - on Monday.

"The baby is beautiful and perfect," says Hudson's rep Lisa Kasteler. "His parents are ecstatic." David weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., at birth and is the first child for Hudson and her fiancé David Otunga.


What the Sam Hill? Don't let me find out Sara is getting grimey. TMZ reports that Sara from Diddy's Da Band has gotten arrested:

The former singer from Diddy's MTV reality show "Making the Band 2" has once again made the cut -- but cops say this time Sara Stokes was using a knife ... to stab her own husband.

We know what you're thinking, "someone must've beat the crap out of this woman" -- but according to cops, it was the exact opposite. This bloody mug shot was taken after Stokes was arrested for domestic violence August 2 at their home in Moreno Valley, CA.

According to law enforcement sources, Sara stormed out of the house after arguing with husband Tony -- she tripped, fell down and accused him of doing it.We're told Sara -- who hurt her head in the fall -- grabbed a knife and stabbed Tony in the arm -- while their 3 kids watched.Paramedics and cops came and Stokes was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. The D.A. is deciding whether to charge her.

Sara's lawyer, Eric Kayira, tells us, "Sara and Tony have a very passionate and loving relationship that on August 2, while having an evening of fun, she slipped and fell, hitting her head heavily on the ground and somehow in the process of helping her Tony got injured."

Monday, August 10, 2009


Comedian Tracy Morgan and his wife Sabina have finally decided to pull the trigger on a divorce. The couple was married for 23 years -- but spent the last eight living apart, according to the NY Daily News.

GV Says: Eight years....WTF? She must have found a new boo because you know he was out doing his thing.