Monday, June 30, 2008


The infamous Miss Jones of “Jonesy” in the Morning is over and done with NY’s Hot 97 station as of July 21st. According to a press release, Jones is being replaced by Big Boy and his “Neighborhood” crew:

On Monday, July 21, Emmis rhythmic WQHT (Hot 97)/New York will make a rare move in morning drive. Current morning show “Miss Jones in the Morning” will be replaced by current Hot 97 part-time on-air personalities Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg (5-7 a.m.) and ABC Radio Networks’ “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” (7-10 a.m.).

Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg have spent several months on-air together hosting a morning show from 8-10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and they have also worked on-air at Hot 97 separately. About the upgrade to a.m. drive, Rosenberg says, “Mom will be proud. It is every Jewish mother’s dream to have her son do mornings on Hot 97.” Cipha Sounds, who also hosts “The Cipha Sounds Effect w/Angela Yee” weekday mornings from 8 a.m.-noon on Sirius’ Shade 45, added, “This sounds cool to me.”

About the addition of the “Neighborhood,” PD Ebro Darden says, “Big Boy has an unmatched reputation for being entertaining. He also has great relationships with artists. Putting Big Boy on Hot 97 in New York City helps keep the high standard of radio happening for us.”

No reports have surfaced detailing whether she was put out and left on her own. Either, deuces to this chick! She was way too negative.


Janet and JD were spotted taking in the Dior Haute Couture show this weekend in Paris for Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.


Alicia Keys and Michael Strahan teamed up for the 2008 Michael Strahan/Dreier LLP Charity Golf Tournament Pre-Party and Auction Benefiting Children’s Rights & Alicia’s Keep A Child Alive charity.

The event went down this weekend at NY’s TAO restuarant.

Busta Rhymes

LeToya Luckett

Spike Lee



Valeisha Butterfield (once engaged to rapper The Game), the chair of Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, hosted an event in NY this weekend.

LeToya Luckett, MC Lyte, Teyana Taylor came through. Valeisha looks fab on the end.

Mashonda and her son Kaseem, Jr. made an appearance

as 106 & Park's Terrence J and Melyssa Ford

More Valeisha


Move over Brandy, Dark Child is setting his sights on Britney Spears.

Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins says he's working with Britney Spears on some "very dancey, really up-tempo, aggressive, catchy, and hook friendly" material for her next album.
"I'm trying some new things [with Spears] … I've always worked with Britney and I love working with her," Jerkins told Rap-Up TV last week at Interscope Geffen A&M's Creme of the Crop dinner in Los Angeles. "I'm try to reinvent her and reinvent myself with her project."
Despite the pop stars's rocky year, Dark Child stresses her professionalism. "She's always professional." He adds that while some artists take a long time to record a song, during a recent studio session, "[Britney] walked in at 8:30 and was out by 10:30." "It's about to be her time again."
GV Says: I would love to see a Britney come back. She's a young girl. She deserves a break.


Alicia Keys to retire?

According to published reports, the singer wants to retire by the age of 30 - so she can spend the rest of her life travelling the world.
"I am working hard now so I have the choice to retire when I want."I would like to travel the world and stay in places instead of having to move on like I do now. I want to experience difference cultures."
At just 27, looks like Alicia has 3 good years ahead of her.
GV Says: I wish more artists would know when to throw in the towel.


Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger celebrated her b-day at LAX nightclub in Vegas this weekend.

Pussycat Doll Melody Thorton was also there....wasn't she the one all booed up with Bow Wow.

Producer Polow Da Don came through as well


American Idol's "Princess P" is going to be a proud parent.

Paris Bennett, 19, the Idol singer who was an early favorite in the show's fifth season in 2006, is expecting her first child, the Minneapolis StarTribue reports.

The Rockford, Ill., native's mother, Jamecia Bennett, told the paper that the father "chooses not to be in the public eye." She added that Paris "has a ring" and is expecting to have a baby shower in August.

GV Says: "Has a ring"....Can't believe her mom said that. This chick is 19. Trust me....her mom was sick.


More pics of Kanye have surfaced while vactioning in Paris for Fashion Week.

GV Says: Way too metro for me....Still love him though.


Looks like the former stripper and estranged wife of Mos Def, Alana Wyatt-Smith, 29, who has a 7-year-old son with Toronto hip-hop artist Saukrates, has penned Breaking the Code of Silence, a memoir examining her 2005 marriage to American MC-turned-actor-Mos Def, three days after they met, will hit shelves.

“He had asked me if I would attend a MuchMusic performance featuring Kanye West. Now, that was a little awkward because a year prior I had met Kanye in Vegas and we had a moment! NOT SEXUAL! I REPEAT, KANYE WEST and I NEVER have had sexual relations,” she emphasises in the book. “Much to my surprise, Mos introduced me as his wife.”

The next day, August 17, 2005, the pair were married at Toronto City Hall.

“There were stories that we may have been on drugs when we go was true honest love at first sight; although it took me a while to get to know him, and I think it was more in his heart than it was in mine. I kind of went along with it.”

Within six weeks, the couple had attended Fashion Week in New York, the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, purchased a $850,000 house in Caledon — and separated.

She said she filed for divorce in October following what she claimed was a loud argument that got out of control while they were in Brazil, where Mos Def was filming a movie.

“I don’t believe that his intent was to hurt me, I believe that he was trying to prove a point,” she said. “But I had shared and cried with him many nights about my past (abusive) situation and I asked of him not to do that, because it brings back memories; so I found it to be more disrespectful, because he knew what I had been through.”

She said there were several attempts at reconciliation, but that Mos Def, who has six children with four different women, has a demanding though not abusive demeanour that she found difficult to abide. They have not been together since October 2006, but despite a $115,000 financial settlement are not officially divorced.

“He won’t sign the papers,” she said. “He told my lawyer if he can’t have me, nobody else will.”

GV Says: I'm sorry...I'm just not that interested in Mos Def.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Kanye and Pharrell were spotted front row at the Louis Vuitton Menswear fashion show in Paris over the weekend.

GV Says: One word...Pharrell. I'm just saying...


Rihanna and Chris Breezy were spotted doing some grocery shopping in Beverly Hills over the weekend.

I actually like this little onsey she's wearing....not the shoes so much though


The 10th Annual White Tie and Tiara Ball to Benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation with Chopard went down Thursday night in London.

The Smiths were in attendance

Love this dress on her.

Denzel and Pauletta came through

He doesn't look happy

Chris Tucker stopped by

Naomi Campbell showed up without punching anyone


Bishop T.D. Jakes’ youngest daughter Sarah Dionne, 19, wed her college sweetheart, Robert Henson, 22, Saturday, June 21, at The Potter's House in Dallas.

"A lot of people have told us that we're too young, and asked Robert and me, 'Why don’t you wait?'" said Sarah, who accepted Robert's proposal on Mother's Day in 2007. "But when you feel like it’s right, love one another, and you're ready, why wait?"

Robert agrees: "Everyone likes to say you have your whole life ahead of you, but tomorrow is not promised. I know I love her and we were ready."

Sarah wore a strapless gown. "My father picked out my dress," said Sarah. "He was on a business trip in New York, and called me and told me he had found a dress. I was so nervous and called my mom. My dad doesn't know how to work his cell phone that well, but he took a picture of it and sent it to me. When he brought the dress, it fit perfectly. I absolutely love it!"

The seven bridesmaids were radiant in chocolate satin dresses. Sarah's maid of honor, big sister Cora, 20, wore an aqua dress, while the groomsmen donned slick tuxedos.

The lovebirds met a year and a half ago through a mutual friend at their alma mater, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kelly Price and Micah Stampley sang the inspirational duet "Our Prayer" by Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams. The ceremony was followed by a fairy-tale reception at the Jakes's palatial 28-acre estate.

Guests, including Tyler Perry, Dr. Phil McGraw, Deion Sanders, Tom Joyner and wife Donna Richardson Joyner, Paula White, Michael Irvin and Emmit Smith, were on hand for the celebration.

The front lawn of Jakes's home was transformed into an enchanted forest replete with fog, mimes, a string quartet playing in a gazebo, and an ice sculpture of a glass slipper. Arriving in a Just Married-tagged horse-drawn carriage, the newlyweds were in every sense the evening's Cinderella and Prince Charming.

"I really can't take credit for any of this," said Sarah, a broadcast journalism major who graduated in May. "This was all my dad's idea.”

Guests were treated to a buffet-style spread and a performance by singer Carl Thomas.


The Joyners
Tyler Perry and T.D.
Dr. Phil

Emmit and Pat Smith