Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Looks like Nike is willing to take a chance w/ Vick.

Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal broke the surprising news Wednesday that Vick has teamed up again with Nike.

"Mike has had a great relationship with Nike and is excited to be part of the Nike team again," Vick's agent Joel Segal said.

Segal wouldn't discuss the terms, per the agreement between Vick and the shoe company. Vick will wear Nike shoes and apparel.

Nike may have determined that consumers buying their products aren't nearly as hung up with Vick's past as the people writing about him.


According to a source, Christina Milian and Dream, both 27, are planning another wedding to include everyone who missed the elopement. The couple recently stopped into Sunset Plaza's Buttercake Bakery in LA last week for a private wedding cake tasting.


Finally a good decision made....TLC has dropped Jon from the Jon & Kate Plus 8 show.

TLC announced on Tuesday that the show will be renamed Kate Plus Eight, beginning Nov. 2.

It will continue to focus on the lives of the young Gosselin twins, 8, and 5-year-old sextuplets but with a deeper focus on Kate's role as a single mother.

"Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family," TLC president Eileen O’Neill said in a statement. "The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers."

She added that the network is in development on a Kate project for 2010.

GV Says: I'm not a man hater, but how do have a show built on family and you're out here openly cheating.


Actress Essence Atkins married her fiance Jamie Mendez–who she met on–in Pasadena on Saturday.

Her guestlist included Gabrielle Union (yes, Dwyane Wade was her date), Sanaa Lathan, Steve Rifkind and AJ Johnson

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Why am I hearing that these two are a couple...yes, that's Lisa Raye and Al Sharpton. SMH.... They were spotted at the Congressional Black Caucus events this weekend in DC.

GV Says: WTF?

Monday, September 28, 2009


Well look who was spotted in Milan together this weekend....Janet and JD. Hmmm.....They were spotted at Donatella Versace’s afterparty

GV Says: Is it me or is Janet just looking gorgeous these days.


It's official. After just one month of dating, Khloe Kardashian and Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom have married.

The ceremony, which began Sunday afternoon just after 5 p.m. was held at the Los Angeles mansion of Kardashian family friend and music manager Irving Azoff.

It is the first marriage for both Kardashian, 25, and Odom, 29, who has two children from a previous relationship.

Khloe's immediate family members -- mom Kris Jenner, stepfather Bruce Jenner, sisters Kim, 28, and Kourtney, 30 and brother Robert -- were among the 200 guests, who received cupcakes in purple and yellow Lakers colors as favors.

Kardashian's bridesmaids wore short strapless lilac dresses.

Also in attendance were Odom's L.A. Lakers teammates, Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Osbourne, reality star Brittny Gastineau and TV personality LaLa Vasquez.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


According to the rumor mill. Kanye West may be headed to rehab.

Rumor has it Kanye is considering checking into rehab! According to Star, Kanye has been boozing ever since his mother Donda died one day after receiving a tummy tuck in November 2007.

An insider tells the mag, “His drinking is getting worse — and when he has too much, he can be mean and obnoxious. If he doesn’t get help soon, things could really spiral out of control.”

Apparently he’s planning on checking in after his Fame Kills tour with Lady Gaga wraps up in January. “Kanye’s afraid to go to rehab, but he knows he needs help and is taking steps in the right direction.”

In addition, our Hollyscoop spies witnessed Kanye at Hollywood hotspot Capitol City on September 22nd when he attended Seth MacFarlane’s premiere party for The Cleveland Show.

Our source says a waitress approached the table Kanye was sitting at, and handed him a white wine. "Kanye must have wanted something a little stronger because he sent back the wine in exchange for a lemon drop martini."

The stronger liquor must have gotten Kanye into party mode, because our eyewitness says he was overly touchy-feely with girlfiend Amber, and we’ll just say there was major PDA from them.

The source says Kanye was "in good spirits, laughing and joking with people, and taking pics with everyone around him."


Friday, September 25, 2009


Chris Brown has booked his first performance since his assault with Rihanna.

Brown will headline Power 105.1’s Powerhouse ’09 concert. Keri Hilson, The-Dream, Trey Songz, Mario, Day26 and Ginuwine will also perform.

Concert promoters and music producers say the caliber of this lineup isn’t up to what Brown would have shared a bill with before the assault.

“This is a pretty C-list lineup,” said one promoter who’s not involved in the show at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. “Keri Hilson is good, Ginuwine has some following, but this is nothing like the lineup that would have surrounded him this time last year. Chris was the Michael Jackson heir apparent, he had huge endorsement deals. This isn’t the sort of show you would have expected from him before he got in trouble.”

GV Says: He has to start some where.


Rihanna was spotted in the airport at JFK last night rocking her new blonde do.


The Hip Hop Honors went down this week. The show was dedicated to Def Jam but big names like Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye, Dame Dash, LL Cool J, or Irv Gotti were a no show and we hear Uncle Rush was less than pleased with the show because of those missing.

We hear he sent an email to film maker Nelson George (the Exec. Producer of the show) and to all the heads of Def Jam expressing how disappointed he was in the event.

Ashanti looked cute....but is she jacking someone's style....I'm just saying.."this ain't you boo!!"

And look....she teamed up with Ja. Now that's a good look. They were doing it back in their day.

Eve looked gorgeous.

And Foxy....looked a mess. Why is she trying to squeeze those extra pounds in that old dress. Either hit the gym or go up a size.


I see Janet is still rocking this classic look. She was spotted in Milan this week.

GV Says: Looks good on her.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


So we all know Hov is on the promotional trail and to no surprise heads are asking him about Kanye, but things get a little touchy when 50 cent is thrown into the mix.

In a recent interview, 50 Cent stated he would have assaulted Kanye West in the same situation.

"I wish he could come take one of my awards so I could black his eye in front of everybody," 50 Cent stated.

“I think he would have done that if that was 50 Cent," Jay-Z told BBC radio's Trevor Nelson during an interview. "No one is scared of 50 Cent. I want everyone to be clear. No one is scared of 50 Cent.”

“I just think that that’s what he believed,” Jay-Z told Trevor Nelson. “I thought it was rude I though it was inappropriate and I told him as much. But I don’t think he was wrong.”


GV Says: Get it Hov! Does anyone find it ironic that 50 speaks out on anything that's getting a lot of attention. He's a media whore. He's transparent and becoming irrelevant quickly.


Well off to jail he goes.....For shooting himself in the club.....SMH

Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress surrendered to authorities Tuesday to serve a two-year prison sentence on a weapons charge.

Burress was also sentenced to two years of post-release supervision with permission to travel for business.

Plaxico, 32, pleaded guilty in August to a weapons charge stemming from a shooting incident at a nightclub last year.

The former New York Giants wide receiver accidentally shot himself in the leg with a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol he was carrying in his waistband. The incident occurred November 29, 2008, in the VIP area of the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan.

Plaxico was not licensed to carry a pistol in either New York or New Jersey.

No one, including employees of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and the NFL, called the police to report the gunshot wound, as required by law. One hospital worker was suspended after the incident.

Plax became a hero to New York Giants fans in the 2008 Super Bowl when he caught the game-winning touchdown pass from quarterback Eli Manning with 35 seconds remaining in the game.

After the gunshot incident, he was suspended from the Giants. The team released him in April.

TMZ reports that while at Rikers, Plax will be "staying in an individual cell -- meaning no cell mate -- which includes a mattress, sheet and blanket, drinking cup, faucet, toilet, toilet paper and soap."

He will also shower separately because of his celebrity status.

Monday, September 21, 2009


We hear Dame is trying to make a comeback.

Dame is producing a new album called BlacRoc which will feature various artists - Mos Def, Jim Jones, Ludacris and Pharoahe Monch - over music by the rock/blues group known as The Black Keys. The date of release is set for the day after Thanksgiving.


What's the hurry Khloe?

Khloe Kardashian is planning to wed Lamar Odom, a forward on the Los Angeles Lakers, this Sunday.

"Khloe and Lamar want to get married before Lamar has to go away for training, and the [basketball] season starts up [this fall]," a source revealed to reporters.

The wedding will take place at the L.A.-area home of music manager Irving Azoff, multiple sources confirm to Us. Azoff, a family friend of the Kardashians, hosted a wedding on almost the same September weekend a year ago for his daughter, Allison, which Kardashian attended. (She even blogged about the ceremony, saying that "this wedding really made me want to get married.")

Kardashian, 25, and Odom, 29 -- who met at a party in L.A. -- will be tying the knot after only about a month of dating.

GV Says: WTF?????


Looks like Mya suffered a little cut just before her DWTS debut. The singer had a weekend trip to an L.A.-area hospital to get stitches after suffering a deep cut from broken glass.

"Went 2 the hospital late last night 2 get stitches . Deep cut from glass. Only caught 2hours of sleep but feel great. Must be adrenaline," she Twittered. "Nothing to worry about. Just an ugly slice on my finger-not the first time I've had stitches. I'll be just fine. Thanks 4the concern."

Friday, September 18, 2009


Breezy tweeted pics of then new shirts he's promoting. He’s on a anti-teen violence campaign now teaching teens how NOT to make his same mistakes.


Following her tribute to her late brother Michael at the VMAs, Janet Jackson rocks a classic ensemble while arriving Thursday for her front-row seat at the Ralph Lauren Spring 2010 fashion show in New York.

GV Says: Very cute, classic look.


Kimora Lee Simmon’s Baby Phat hit the runway for New York Fashion Week”: Spring 2010. Her theme – “Moroccan Kiss.”

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Thursday, September 17, 2009


According to the rumor mill, Usher has moved on.

According to the latest In Touch, the 30-year-old singer is apparently involved with a new cougar....HA!

The rag mag reports that Usher is now dating Island Def Jam executive Grace Miguel, 42.

Rumors of the two being a couple began back in June when photographs surfaced of them shopping in Malibu, Calif. Other photos of Miguel leaving Usher's hotel room late one night also appeared online.

An unnamed soUsher & Grace shopping in Malibuurce tells In Touch that Usher is really into Grace and alleges they've been together for six months.

A friend of the singer told the mag that Miguel is "so brilliant" and that Usher "loves the fact that she's creative, has her own career and doesn't appear to want anything from him other than companionship. He's madly in love."

They allegedly met while working together with Usher's newest protégé, Justin Bieber.

In Touch goes on to report that Usher's feelings for Grace are the reason he officially ended his marriage.


Finally, a white man reveals what African-Americans have known for years. Yes Virginia, racism does exist.

It’s been my experience that because crosses aren’t burning in yards and we’re not openly and typically called the ‘N-word’ on a regular basis, that racism ended in the 60s. But on the contrary, it is alive in a more subtle way. Many of us have experienced the injustice when we’re followed around in department stores, passed over for promotions, seated last in restaurants. And it’s not just those African-Americans who are economically or educationally challenged that are experiencing this injustice. It’s a reality for (CONTINUED)


If you think Serena is going to change, think again

"I am passionate about tennis, and I'm never going to stop being who I am," she proclaimed at an M2 party Tuesday night feting her cover for Hamptons mag. "I'm still gonna grunt, I'm still gonna argue, and there's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong with being who you are and expressing who you are, but in the right way."

Judging by her now-infamous outburst against a line judge - in which she unleashed a tirade of profanity after being called on a foot fault - Williams isn't the best loser.

But as a woman who plays to win, Williams is indignant that she's been attacked for living in the heat of the moment - and for doing, well, her job.

"People have done and said way more than I did," she argued. "I think it's just [a big deal] because of who I am."

Her plan of attack for the future? Wash her hands of the situation and turn the page.

"I can't say I'm unhappy this happened, because it made me realize I'm human and I can make mistakes, too," she said. "It's good to make mistakes and learn from them. I'm moving on."

That's why Williams is loved: She's flawed but still fabulous. In fact, hundreds of fans flocked to Barnes & Noble's Fifth Ave. store Wednesday, waiting in line for more than two hours so that their imperfect hero might sign a copy of her autobiography, "On the Line."


Beyonce Knowles and teen clothing giant Abercrombie & Fitch are going to war over the scent name "Fierce." NY Daily News reports:

In a federal suit, the Ohio-based chain of popular mall stores sued Knowles, saying they already own the name of her upcoming scent.

The grammy-winning singer announced this week that she had teamed up with fragrance maker Coty, which launched the celebrity scent craze in 2002 when Jennifer Lopez' Glow racked up $100 million in sales in one year.

Knowles' perfume, named after her onstage alter ego, Sasha Fierce, is supposed to launch next spring. Her line of clothing, also called Sasha Fierce, just debuted in department stores.

The superstar singer described her new scent as "an alluring and sophisticated fragrance; one that's refelective of my inner power."

Abercrombie said the whole thing stinks.

Within hours of Tuesday's announcement, Abercrombie filed suit in federal court in Columbus, asking a judge to stop Knowles and accusing her of trademark infringement, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices because it already sells a men's cologne called Fierce.

The $40 cologne comes in a bottle featuring the standard Abercrombie and Fitch branding: a ripped male torso. Store employees spritz stacks of clothing with it.

The company said it has sold $190 million worth of Fierce since 2002 and Knowles' perfume plan "poses a likelihood of confusion" for consumers and could cost them sales.

Abercrombie said its attorneys sent Knowles a cease-and-desist letter but she had not backed off.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


So Alicia Keys has finally spoken out on her real thoughts around Lil Mama crashing her VMA set with Jay-Z

"We can appreciate her being overwhelmed and inspired, but we would have appreciated it if she would have did it from her seat."

GV Says: This still cracks me up. WTF was Lil Mama thinking.


Breezy started his community service today in Richmond. He tweeted this morning: "On my way to community service." It was the first of his 180 day stint.

We hear he was cleaning an area where the VA Police Horse Stables are located.


Some nude pics of Willie have hit the net...

Willie Taylor of Day26 is the latest celebrity to have nude photos of himself leaked to the Web. On Wednesday (September 16), photos of Taylor popped up on the gossip Web sites.

Taylor sent out a statement saying that the pictures were private and meant solely for his spouse's viewing.

"It has been brought to my attention that private and personal photos of mine are currently circulating the web," Taylor said in the statement. "As a man that is barely home with his family, my wife and I share some intimate moments the best way that we can. It is incredibly disturbing that someone with bad intentions would illegally hack into my e-mail account and distribute these private moments to the world. I ask that everyone respect the privacy of my family. Also, I offer my sincere apologies to my fans."

GV Says: I'm not going to post them, but as a man I'm sure he's not ashamed and I'll leave it at that.


Chris Breezy is having one of these days...he's missing Rihanna and he surprisingly posted his feelings on Twitter.

He then uploaded the leaked “Changed Man,” on YouTube - which showed pictures of him and Rihanna together.

GV Says: Now I'm all feeling sorry for this brother....d*mn I'm a sucker.


First Shaq found out now it appears Nas has discovered that it's cheaper to keep her

According to the rumor mill, Nas and Kelis appeared quite lovey dovey at the popular New York City club Marquee last night. Allegedly the pair arrived to the venue together and were virtually inseparable throughout the night.

Last month, the couple made headlines when a judge ordered that Nas pay Kelis upwards of $40,000 per month in child and spousal support.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Kanye just can't catch a break....Now the President is calling him out. NY Daily News reports:

When it comes to Kanye West, it seems that President Obama is thinking what the rest of the country is thinking.

The President called the rapper "a jackass" in an off-the-record comment during a CNBC interview yesterday, but the comment became public when it was tweeted by ABC's Terry Moran on Twitter, reported Monday night.

An ABC statement explains: "ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview."
GV Says: D*mn! I do feel bad for him. Honestly I don't think he meant malice toward Taylor, I just think he doesn't think. He sees what he feels is injustice and he lashes out - no matter how small or big. The problem is he doesn't think when he does it. He doesn't consider the consequences.


Looks like Diddy caused a little drama of his own after the VMAs. The NY Daily News reports:

Heaven forbid Diddy let Kanye steal the entire show.

Just hours after rapper West upstaged Taylor Swift by stealing her mic at Sunday night's VMAs, Diddy caused a stir of his own by getting into a tiff with the NYPD.

The hip-hop mogul had been partying at NYC hot spot 1Oak when he and rumored girlfriend Cassie decided to call it a night. The problem? When the icon left the venue and stood in the middle of 17th St., a huge crowd of fans and clubgoers swarmed onto the streets to get a look at the A-lister.

"It was absolute chaos," says an onlooker. Noticing the ruckus, an undercover cop asked Diddy to make his way back into the club, but the rapper wasn't having it. When he started talking back, the officer whipped out his badge and before long, several patrol cars were shutting down 17th St. between Ninth and 10th Aves.

A rep for Diddy said, "This was just a minor misunderstanding."
Either way, the melee didn't stop partygoers from elbowing each other to see the celebs who were inside, either. "People were trying to run past police officers to get a look at who was coming out of the club," the onlooker said.

After Diddy made his escape, not harmed or handcuffed, Jay-Z and Rihanna made a swift exit. He put RiRi into a black car before the crowds could rush her, and the two went barreling past the police tape to make an exit.


Lil Mama issues an apology for crashing Jay's set....

Mama came onstage toward the end of the song and even struck a pose with Hov and Alicia Keys, after Jay had gestured for her to chill out seconds earlier and joked she was "T-Paining."

"I did not mean any disrespect towards Jay-Z or Alicia Keys," the statement reads. "I admire them and look up to them as role models. 'Empire State of Mind' had my emotions running high. In that moment I came up onstage to celebrate my two icons singing about NY."

Mama caught it pretty hard last night on the Internet. The topic "lilmamais" blew up and was even the top Twitter trend for a few hours.

Fabolous was one of the celebs having fun with the moment, chiming in on his Twitter page. "#Lilmamais like the dude that parachutes down on the field during a game!" Fab tweeted. "#Lilmamais gonna get security at the stages of every award show from now on. #Lilmamais the bird that flew outta Lady Gaga's nest on her face!!"

GV Says: The sad part she was totally sober....SMH. Well, I will say this, she gave me the laugh of the night because every time I see this pose I crack up laughing....Thanks for the laugh Lil Mama. Now don't ever do this again.


In an effort to right a wrong....Kanye appeared on the premiere of Jay Leno's prime time show

West appeared sober and humble when he spoke on Leno's Los Angeles stage Monday, an appearance that was originally to be just musical. (HERE'S THE LINK ....Couldn't embed it for whatever reason)

"Have you had a tough day?" Leno asked West, 32, as the studio audience erupted in laughter. Speaking seriously, West replied, "Yeah, it's been extremely difficult."

"I immediately knew in this situation that it was wrong," West told Leno. "And it wasn't a spectacle, you know. It was actually someone's emotions, you know, that I stepped on and it was very, it was just, it was rude, period."

When Leno asked West what would his mother would have thought of his behavior, he fell silent for more than a dozen seconds and appeared near tears. Leno pressed him again.

"Would she be disappointed in this? Would she give you a lecture?"

West gave a rambling, emotional answer:

"Yeah, you know, obviously, you know, I deal with hurt and, you know, so many, you know, celebrities, they never take the time off, and I've never taken the time off to really, you know, I just, music after music and tour after tour on tour, and I'm just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else's hurt."

West said he wasn't trying to justify his behavior, "because I was just in the wrong. That's clear."

"But I need to, after this, just to take some time off and analyze how I'm going to, you know, make it through rest of this life, how I'm going to improve," he said. "Because, I am a celebrity and that's something I have to deal with."

He said he would like to personally apologize to Swift, a 19-year-old pop-country singer.

"And if there's anything I can do to help Taylor in the future or help anyone, I want to live this thing. It's hard sometimes, so."

West then joined by Jay-Z and Rihanna to perform "Run This Town," a song they recorded together.

GV Says: Poor Kanye....he just doesn't think.

Monday, September 14, 2009


After the VMAs, Janet released "Make Me," the first song off her next album to be release next year.


Patrick Swayze has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," his publicist, Annett Wolf, said in a statement. No other details were given.

The actor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008 and had been undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments ever since.

Swayze -- who once said, "I dream of a future with a long, healthy life, a life not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light" -- made a point to tell fans that even throughout his battle with the disease, his life was filled with positive moments.

"I am one of the lucky ones with pancreatic cancer that is responding well to the treatment," he said in a statement in March, at the same time some reports claimed he only had weeks to live. "There is a brand new, 12-week old, Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Kumasai in my life who is gorgeous and already showing that he will be one special dog... I have so much to be thankful for at this time."

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Madonna opened the show with a heartfelt tribute to Michael Jackson in which she called him, "so unique, so original, so rare. He was a king."

After Madonna's speech, Janet Jackson took the stage at the end of a Michael Jackson medley. Performing in front of the"Scream" video that featured her and Michael, Janet let loose.

Beyonce really did it to them at the VMAs with her "Single Ladies" performance. After Kanye West cut off best female video winner Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards in New York on Sunday, B came in as the clean up crew.

"This is amazing," Knowles said. "I remember being 17-years-old, up for my first MTV award with Destiny’s Child and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life, so I would like for Taylor to come out and have her moment."

A smiling Swift came out and said, "Maybe we can try this again." She continued, thanking "all my fans on Twitter and MySpace and everyone who came out to my shows this summer."

The two winners, both in bright red dresses, hugged and left the stage together.

I simply don't get Lady Gaga. This blood infested scene was gorish to say the least...and this was probably the best outfit she wore all night.


Oh no....bad news

On the day that was supposed to be her wedding day, police found a body thought to be missing Yale graduate student Annie Le stuffed inside a wall in her lab Sunday night.

The body was found at the lab on Amistad St. in New Haven on what would have been the pharmacology student's wedding night.

"We are assuming it is her at this time, and are treating this as a homicide case," said New Haven Police Assistant Chief Peter Reichard.

Investigators had spent the day searching for her remains in a Hartford garbage dump.

Cadaver-sniffing dogs and officers in hazardous material suits earlier picked through the trash at the waste processing plant where Yale's garbage is incinerated.

Le had been missing for five days. Her parents arrived in New Haven on Sunday.


Stars hit the red carpet tonight for the MTV VMAs.

Beyonce actually looked stunning for a change. I loved this red number.

Cassie....still struggling for attention.

Diddy.....get your girl

J.Lo was pretty non-eventful

Kanye and Amber....and is that a bottle of Henny....SMH

Solange.....I kinda miss the hair....I'm just saying...