Posted in Breaking News, Hip-Hop News, Lawsuits/Jail Time/Charges, T.I.

Breaking News: T.I. Sentenced One Year And One Day

T.I.

The self-proclaimed “King of the South” will rise again. In about 366 days’ time.

As expected, T.I. was sentenced today to one year and one day in Georgia prison as part of his plea deal with prosecutors over a 2007 felony weapons charge.

“Today I would like to say thank-you to some, and apologize to all,” the rapper said.

“Everything I learned was through trial and error. I’ve learned lessons in my life to put in my music so people won’t make the same mistakes as I.”

The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., is required to voluntarily turn himself into prison within the next 30 to 60 days, but is not expected do so before May 19.

Northern Georgia District Judge Charles Pannell Jr., who praised the artist for exceeding the expectations required from his plea deal, acknowledged that T.I. had commitments that prevented him from being jailed before the May date.

It’s unclear where he will serve his time, though court officials acknowledged that he would be receiving credit for the 305 days he already spent in home detention.

“I think this has been a great experiment,” Pannell told the rapper of his plea deal. “I hope this experience can lead to other experiments so others won’t make the same mistake at all. I congratulate you.”

The Grammy-winning hip-hop star, who donned a charcoal-grey suit and was accompanied by his family, manager and longtime partner Tameka “Tiny” Cottle at the morning hearing, brokered a deal last March.

The Paper Trail performer pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge and agreed to complete 1,000 hours of community service prior to his sentencing, pay a $100,000 fine and complete an additional 500 hours of community service after getting sprung. His jail time will be followed by an additional three years of supervised release.

He originally faced up to 10 years behind bars.

The reformed rapper has made 262 public appearances as part of his community service agreement in addition to taking part in a pro-voting campaign, working with children and appearing in the MTV reality show Road to Redemption. So far, he has completed 1,030 of the 1,500 total community service hours required.

As part of the deal, the rapper also agreed to forfeit all of the firearms and ammunition involved in the incident and waive his right to an appeal.

“We are very pleased with the result in this case,” U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said. “For the past year, Mr. Harris has used his high public visibility, his exceptional communication skills and his real-world life experience to deliver the right message to literally thousands of kids.”

It’s an impact Nahmias said more than made up for the deal he brokered for less time behind bars.

“His prison sentence was reduced from what it might have been, but the public got something very significant in exchange: the extensive and unique community service program that Mr. Harris committed to doing when he pleaded guilty.

“By all accounts, his community service has been a remarkable success—it certainly exceeded our expectations—and there is still more to come when he gets out of prison.”

T.I. was arrested on Oct. 13, 2007, just hours before he was scheduled to headline the BET Hip-Hop Awards after cops busted him attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers.

As for his sentence, being as it is (just) more than one year long, he will be eligible for early release, should his good behavior warrant it. Had his sentence been one year or less, he would have been required to serve the duration of the time behind bars.

Source: E!

“I wish him the best, and hope for a banging new album, when he gets released. We love you T.I.”

Posted in All On The Cover, Complex Magazine, Kim Kardashian

All On The Cover: Kim Kardashian Covers Complex

Kim Kardashian Saves The World

In case you couldn’t tell from the groundbreaking Kanye West cover story unveiled yesterday in, Complex’s April/May 2009 issue, this is gonna be a doozy. For the issue’s other cover, they got a woman who could go toe-to-toe with ’Ye’s larger-than-life celebrity. Who else but our girl Kim?

See, Complex was the first magazine to feature Kim Kardashian on a cover back in 2007, just before she blew up. And now that she’s America’s Sweetheart, we had to reunite and do something different for our annual Green Issue. Instead of the same old cookie cutter sexy shoot, they’ve decided to go conceptual—shooting Kim in front of a series of projected backgrounds that highlight our planet’s environmental plight. Think of it as curves with a cause.

For more on Kim Kardashian’s feature, check out Complex.com

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Source: Complex.com

“I am loving this new issue!”

Posted in Chilli, Hip-Hop News, Hip-Hop Rumors, Left Eye, Music News, NEWS, T-BOZ, TLC

Music News: TLC Reform and Tour!

Surviving TLC members TIONNE ‘T-BOZ’ WATKINS and ROZANDA ‘CHILLI’ THOMAS are reuniting for a tour of Japan.

The two stars have not played a major show together since the tragic death of rapper Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, who perished in a car crash in Honduras in 2002.

But the No Scrubs hitmakers are coming back together to perform a series of live dates in Japan – although the tour plans have yet to be officially announced.

In a post on social networking site Twitter.com, Watkins writes, “TLC starts practice 4 (sic) the Japan tour on Mon (23Mar09). “Chilli and I just met about our Japan dates! We are performing 17 songs.”

Source: Take40

“Wow this is so exciting. I’m so happy for them.”

Posted in Celebrity News, Chrihanna, Chris Brown, Gossip/Rumors, Just In, NEWS, Rihanna

Just In: Chris Brown’s New Private Court Date?

Private Chris Brown Court Date Nixed Without Explanation…

As Chris Brown gets ready to face the music, his legal team is apparently still getting its act together.

A private court meeting had originally been called for Monday at Team Brown’s request. On Friday, the in-chambers hearing was postponed, purportedly due to a scheduling conflict. Now, we have learned that the hearing has been canceled altogether.

“The next date [in Brown’s felony case] is April 6 for the arraignment. The hearing is not being rescheduled,” said a court clerk.

E! News previously reported that the 19-year-old singer’s attorney, Mark Geragos, has been trying to work out a plea deal, but Geragos has yet to comment on why the meeting was nixed.

Brown‘s manager did, however, deny an earlier report alleging the meeting was called because Brown was looking to ditch Geragos along with the singer’s management and PR team.

The embattled entertainer faces two felony counts—assault likely to produce great bodily injury and making criminal threats—stemming from the alleged Feb. 8 altercation with Rihanna following a Grammys pre-party.

Brown was not required to be in court for this week’s hearing.

In fact, his legal troubles appeared to be the furthest thing from his mind this past weekend. Brown was spotted back in his home state of Virginia riding a bike and later accompanying his cousin on a campus tour of Norfolk State University.

Source: E!

Posted in Celebrity Couples, Celebrity News, Christina Milian, Gossip/Rumors, NEWS, The-Dream

Celebrity News: Christina Milian & The Dream Vacation

Singer Christina Milian is top of the bikini charts as she unveils a sexy  new look…

Singer Christina Milian may not be dominating the pop charts any more. But she is definitely top of the bikini bods as she unveiled her curvy figure beachside in Hawaii. The Dip It Low singer was dropped by her label last year, but is planning a return to the spotlight with a blonde makeover, and a sexy new look.

But Christina clearly couldn’t wait for the career relaunch instead opting to reveal almost all during a mini-break with her rapper/producer boyfriend The Dream.

The petite singer turned actress stripped down to the briefest of Gucci bikinis as she enjoyed a sunny break in the paradise isle of Maui. Christina, 27, appeared to be admiring the efforts of some hard work in the gym, as she posed and preened on the beach.Or maybe she was just trying to impress her boyfriend, who clearly didn’t feel the need to get as undressed as Christina, opting for all-black ensemble including a baseball cap, and a scarf.

Admiring: The singer turned actress may not have enjoyed many hits of late but she has certainly kept up the good work in the gym.

Smooching: The couple ate lunch in their luxury cabana, while Christina showed off her bikini bod her boyfriend covered up in a black shirt, shorts and cap.

Earlier the couple were seen lying poolside at their five star hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They ate in their luxury cabana before smooching in the sunshine.

Christina, who has dated Jay Z, and Nick Cannon recently dismissed rumors of an engagement, she wrote on her blog: ‘No, I am not. Point blank, period. Pretty funny.

Pool party: Christina has been enjoying a whirlwind romance with the producer…and seemed quite happy to smooch with him in public.

‘I think since I announced the title of my new album Elope these
rumors seem to be looming around lately… It’s an album title and a title track.

‘And to me Elope represents taking control of my life and being
an adult making my own responsible decisions.’

And that includes her new platinum blonde look, however,
Christina‘s it didn’t go down well with some people.

Jermaine Dupri, and R&B star Usher were among those who expressed distaste for ‘X-Tina’ hairstyle. Comments were also made in a video posted on J.D.’s YouTube account.

Makeover: Christina’s makeover was the subject of furious internet gossip even from celebrity bloggers such as Janet Jackson’s partner Jermaine Dupri.

After seeing the photos of Milian sporting blonde locks at a Hawks game with The-Dream, singer-songwriter Johnta Austin, said:

‘This is what happens when people fall out of the game. … That’s Christina Milian looking like a damn fool. ‘I used to think Christina Milian was hot. I used to want to take her to bed,’ Austin goes on to say. ‘She couldn’t get a ride to the bus station looking like this right now.’

The clip has since been removed, and Usher has apologized.

Boyfriend The Dream recently remixed Kanye West’s track ‘Amazing’ on which girlfriend Milian sings: ‘Am I the most hated in the world? And would that change if I was your girl?’

Source: Daily Mail

“Your thoughts on this new couple?”
Posted in Celebrity Breakups, Celebrity Couple No More, Celebrity News, Dame Dash, Gossip/Rumors, NEWS, Rachel Roy

Celebrity Couple No More: Dame Dash and Rachel Roy?

Damon Dash’s wife Rachel Roy files for divorce…

As told by the Daily News, “He’s got no money, but he sure does have mo’ problems.”

Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear co-founder Damon Dash has been slapped with divorce papers by wife Rachel Roy, the Daily News has learned.

The stunning fashion designer piled onto Dash‘s already sizable stack of lawsuits when she filed for divorce from her husband of four years this month in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Ed Hayes, a lawyer for Roy, declined comment, and a Dash spokeswoman did not return calls or e-mails.

An electronic record of the case says the divorce is for “nonmonetary relief” and should be resolved by February.

Dash and Roy, who put her own name on a women’s fashion line, got hitched in Mexico in January 2005. They met when Roy was working at Rocawear and have two daughters.

The breakup is the latest legal mess for the has-been hip-hop titan, whose empire – which he once pegged at “about $50 million” in a New York magazine profile – has crumbled under massive debt, bad business deals and one suit after another.

Dash, who in 2005 sold his stake in Rocawear to Jay-Z for $20 million, owes $2 million in state taxes, and a bank has started foreclosure proceedings on his two Tribeca condos.

A Manhattan judge even ordered the city to seize his luxury Chevrolet Tahoe SUV last year when he couldn’t make the $714.99 monthly payment. He’s also being sued by law firms and landlords for not paying his bills.

The fall has been a spectacular one for Dash, who sipped Champagne on a yacht in Jay-Z’s video for “Big Pimpin'” – then emptied his bottle of bubbly onto bikini-clad beauties in a hot tub.

“He’s broke, he’s got nothing left,” a source said.

Dash debuted last year as a theater producer with the “Hip-Hop Monologues,” an Off-Broadway account of the life of his latest protégé, rapper Jim Jones.

The production is set to resume performances tonight at 37 Arts in Manhattan.

While he may have been short on cash, Dash wasn’t short on confidence when he hyped the show in New York magazine and vowed to make a splashy return to the music business.

“And when I come back, I’m gonna change the economy as well,” he said.

Source: Daily News

Posted in Cameron Diaz, Chrihanna, Chris Brown, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, Jadakiss, Just In, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Richie, Rihanna, Tyrese Gibson

Just In: Rihanna’s Law Plus More

Leaked Rihanna Photo Inspires “Rihanna’s Law” Petition…

A few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Police Department said that they were investigating the where the leak might have come from. STOParazzi is behind the proposed law.

Terry Ahem, the President of STOParazzi, says, “We can no longer tolerate the leaking of private information when an interest turns into stalking.”

So, what does “Rihanna’s Law” state? Well, here it is:

“If a private crime photo is distributed the receipt of money for that act is irrelevant and does not diminish the detrimental effect such public distribution of private crime photos, could have on the victim, the case itself, other victims of similar crimes etc. Just because the person who leaked it may have done it for example, because they were disgruntled or vindictive or even, perhaps, to help the defense, and not for money, per se, should not make it legal.”

Some are also saying that the law will make it possible for organizations like TMZ, who initially released the photo to the public, to face consequences for such a violation of privacy.

Go to Rihannaslaw.com for more information [ don’t if you don’t want to see the picture].

Plus…

Tyrese Gibson and Jadakiss Speak Out About Rihanna & Chris Brown…

Tyrese says, “Although he appears to be really strong through all of this, it’s really taking a toll on his spirit.”

He continues, “It’s really hard for him to focus right now on his music, even though he really wants to.”

Then, rapper Jadakiss had a few words to say as well. “I’m not going to knock him, [because] the whole world is knocking him. You can’t hit females.”

Jadakiss is actually recording a song on his album “The Last Kiss” about the strength of women. He explains, “Its called ‘Smoking Guns.’ Females are real strong. They go through something and hold it in forever. But my song isn’t about physical abuse, its about other types of abuse.”

Well, it’s good to hear some people can appreciate women. I actually really don’t want to hear how upset or distracted Chris Brown is right now. Give me a break.

Last but not least…

Rihanna Goes House Hunting in Hollywood – March 23rd…

Yesterday Rihanna went house hunting in Hollywood. She checked out some houses near Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Richie and Cameron Diaz. She even looked at Christina Aguilera’s old house [4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, Devlin Drive] and Jerry Seinfeld’s [3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms,Sierra Mar Place].

After that, Rihanna seemed to have found her dream-home on the Rising Glen Drive. The house cost about $6.5 million dollars with 4 bedrooms, 4 and a half bathroom mid-century modern. The villa has glass walls that creates the illusion of an indoor-outdoor environment. Of course there is a large pool, outdoor theater, a killer view and a grassy lawn.

In the end she went to look at a $4.9 million dollar mansion that Britney Spears once concidered purchasing on the Sunset View Drive. It has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with pool and other belongings.

View More Pictures Here.

Source: Ultimate-Rihanna

“Your thoughts on ‘Rihanna’s Law'”?

Posted in All On The Cover, Complex Magazine, Currently Reading, Kanye West

All On The Cover: Kanye West Covers Complex


Kanye West created his own destiny by envisioning a perfect existence. Us? We’re just living in it.

For more on his interview, Read the full Q&A from the Apr/May issue of Complex Magazine.

Check out the photos below…





Source: Complex.com

“I think the cover looks hot!”

Posted in Andre 3000, Big Boi, Hip-Hop News, Hip-Hop Rumors, Music News, NEWS, Outkast

Music News: Outkast Coming Out With New Album?

Georgia hip-hop duo Outkast are back in the studio, working on the follow-up to 2006’s acclaimed Idlewild. One half of the “Ms Jackson” pair, Antwan André Patton, says a new Outkast offering will be presented to fans as soon as his bandmate, Andre 3000, finishes up work on his upcoming solo disc.

“As soon as Dre finishes his solo record, we’ll get the ‘Kast cranking,” Big Boi told Rollingstone.com, in a new interview about his own forthcoming solo debut, Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty.

“Since we’ve both been working with [Atlanta-based hip-hop production group] Organized Noize on our solo projects, we hear different records and be like, ‘Well, we’re gonna keep this one for the ‘Kast album.’ We’re cooking up tracks, all right. Never stop. That’s an everyday thing.”

Showcasing tracks from Sir Lucious Leftfoot… at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, last week, Big Boi described his latest work as “electro, funk, blues, some of everything.”

Source: bigpondmusic.com

“Yes! I can’t wait for the album to come out.”

Posted in Barbara Walters, Chrihanna, Chris Brown, Just In, Rihanna

Just In: Rihanna Says “I CAN CHANGE CHRIS!”

Rihanna is said to be ‘taking a break’ from Chris Brown but she’s determined to help him become a ‘better person’. Chris, 19, has been charged with punching her in the face and biting her ear and finger. Her mum Monica and friends are begging her to dump him for good, but Rihanna, 21, won’t listen. ‘Rihanna’s priority is to rehabilitate Chris’s terrible public image and she’ll stop at nothing,’ an insider tells Now. ‘She’s convinced that he’s now learned his lesson and with her support and commitment will become a changed man. ‘She went with him to see a trusted pastor recommended by his mom Joyce. At some point over the next two weeks she’ll also be going with Chris to see a therapist who specializes in anger management and couples therapy.

Rihanna’s also told Chris that if he agrees to do a TV interview with someone like the respected US journalist Barbara Walters then she’ll definitely play the supportive girlfriend, sitting by his side and showing the world that she forgives him. This will kill her mom,’ adds a source. In the meantime, Chris, who has a tattoo of Jesus on his arm, is happy just speaking to the pastor. Sources say that he’s made Chris feel he isn’t a bad person, but just someone who’s lost his way. ‘Chris is surrounding himself with people who are reinforcing what a good person he is and telling him what he wants to hear,’ reveals our source. ‘There’s no one in his camp telling him any home truths. Everyone in his circle knows that it’s in his best interests career-wise to stay with Rihanna. ‘The pastor told them about the power of forgiveness and Rihanna has really latched on to that. Monica is also God-fearing, but she just can’t bring herself to forgive Chris.’ Rihanna has reportedly gone a step further by recording a duet with Chris. A studio source said that the late-night recording sessions were ‘very, very emotional’. See the full story about Rihanna and Chris Brown in Now magazine dated 23 March 2009 – out now!

Source: chris-brown.us/ultimate-rihanna.com

“I hope they do decide to do the interview with Barbara Walters and just set the record straight, so we can all move on from this.”