Thursday, October 30, 2008


Beyonce unveils promo shots for her "Sasha" persona

GV Says: I must admit....I love the fresh face.


If you missed Barack's 30 minute ad that aired on TV last night, you have another chance....Very well done, and moving.


Brandy performs on MTV’s “TRL” at MTV studios on October 29, 2008 in New York City.


Jennifer Hudson's family announced Thursday a new foundation for families of murder victims.

The Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims is named in honor of the singer-actress's slain mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King.

"The specific purpose of the Foundation is to care for the needs of families who have lost relatives to a violent crime," the family says in a statement. "This encompasses their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter as well as grief counseling."

Donations to the Hudson-King Foundation can be sent:
c/o Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Attn: William L. Abrams, Esq.
237 West 35th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Lil Wayne caught up with Free this week and dropped some pearls on his recent birth...

"I delivered him. I held the left leg the whole time. It was nasty, very nasty, but it was wonderful. Oct. 22, 9:25 a.m., 7 lbs., 12 oz. He's the best thing to ever happen to me, next to my daughter.”

Catch Weezy HERE


Although Chicago police have only one known suspect in the slayings of three relatives of actress Jennifer Hudson, some evidence suggests that more than one person may have been involved, law-enforcement sources said today.

According to the Chicago Tribune,

Investigators have focused on suspect William Balfour's movements on Friday, the day of the murders, as well as his conflicts with his estranged wife, Julia Hudson, and other members of the family. They are trying to determine whether another person drove Balfour to the West Side after the killings at the Hudsons' South Side home, sources said.

Witnesses said Balfour drove his teal Chrysler to the Hudsons' block Friday, arriving about 7 a.m. But later the vehicle was discovered by police parked about a mile away outside Robeson High School. Balfour's girlfriend told police that he was at her West Side home not long after the slayings of Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and the Oscar-winning actress' brother, Jason, at their Englewood home, sources said.

The body of Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was discovered Monday morning in the back of Jason Hudson's Chevy Suburban, parked on a West Side street.

Balfour has not been charged in connection with the murders but is held on a parole violation after being arrested and questioned in the case over the weekend.

Security video at the South Side high school showed someone parking the Chrysler on Friday, but investigators have not been able to determine the person's identity from the images, the sources said. A time stamp on the video showed the car was left there at 12:30 p.m. Friday, but it was unclear whether the stamp was accurate, sources said.

Meanwhile, cell phone records placed Balfour on the West Side at that hour, sources said. If the time stamp is accurate, it would suggest another person may have driven the Chrysler from the Hudson home to Robeson, sources said. In any event, Balfour did not use his own car to travel from the Hudson's Englewood house to his girlfriend's home near 19th Street and Spaulding Avenue on the West Side, police said.


So T.I. hit up Tyra....and drop some interesting tidbits

Like he lost his virginity at 11 to.........TINY!!!!


Beyonce and Tina hit up Bloomingdale’s to introduce the new House of DerĂ©on Dress collection - “Cadillac Records” inspired by the movie....this girl knows how to hustle.


Q-Tip celebrated his album release of The Renaissance last night in NY with a party at The Bowery Hotel.

Nia Long came out.

Talib Kweli came thru

As did Nas and the RZA

Tyson Beckford brought out the pro tools with Stephen Hill and Mark Ronson

Fonzworth Bentley


Rapper LL Cool J has dropped from Janet Jackson’s tour.

After canceling a string of dates earlier this month due to migraine-associated vertigo, Jackson's troubled Rock Witchu Tour was dealt another setback on Monday (Oct 27), when a spokesperson for opening act LL Cool J announced that the veteran rapper has dropped off the bill due to unspecified "scheduling conflicts."

Even before LL announced his departure, the first tour in seven years by Jackson was a troubled affair. The 42-year-old singer canceled nine shows earlier this month due to what was initially an unspecified illness. Jackson first fell ill during soundcheck for a September 29 show in Montreal and ended up postponing shows in Philadelphia; Boston; Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Uncasville, Connecticut; Verona, New York; and New York City. An initial attempt to reboot the tour in Connecticut on October 11 was scotched when her doctors ordered her to get more rest.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Guess who's baby?

Laila Ali's. The new mother posted pics on her website of baby Curtis, Jr.

GV Says: This baby is too cute!!!!


Ashanti & Nelly hit up the Yellow Brick Road Not Taken Benefit in NYC.


Lauryn is that you?

Lauryn Hill was spotted at Sonoma book store in Jersey with 4 of her 5 - 11 year old Zion, 9 year old Selah, 6 year old Joshua, 5 year old John all fathered by Rohan Marley.

Martha Stewart just so happened to be there for a book signing.

GV Says: WTF Lauryn....has it come to this? This is what happens when keeping it real goes wrong.

Monday, October 27, 2008


So Weezy threw his ex-wife Toya a birthday party…just days after his second baby’s mama gave him a Dwayne Carter III. The party took place at Polished in Smyrna, GA this weekend. Word is although Weezy was in New Orleans chillin' he made sure a Louis Vuitton bag and $10k in cash was delivered to Toya at the party.

Weezy's and Toya's baby girl Reginae

Toya's actually really cute....I don't think I ever noticed that.

And it looks like she even made an appearance at the BET Awards last week....rolling in a Phantom no less.

Cute....what happened here Weezy? She seems alright....


Terrence Howard cutting the fool?

The NY Post reports

Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard allegedly assaulted composer Tex Allen in a backstage beatdown as they worked together on Broadway's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" last winter, according to a lawsuit.

Now Allen, a jazz pianist and the brother of Debbie Allen - who directed the play - is demanding $5 million for his alleged fat lip, according to court papers.

Allen claims the alleged assault ruined his music playing.

The suit alleges that Howard confronted Allen while he sat at the piano at around 2:30 p.m. during a Jan. 24 rehearsal at the Walter Kerr Theatre and punched him repeatedly in the face and head.

The suit does not divulge the reason for the fight.

GV Says: T. Howard fighting. I have to see to believe it.


Diddy takes the camera again....this time for a good cause......despite the crazy mask


More sad news to report in Jennifer Hudson tragedy.....

Police have identified the body of a young boy discovered in an SUV in Chicago as Jennifer Hudson's missing nephew Julian King, police Supt. Jody Weis said Monday.

The body was discovered "in the rear seat" of a white Chevrolet Suburban on Chicago's West Side Monday morning, according to the Chicago Police Department. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to reports.

Immediately following the news of the body's discovery, Hudson's family members organized a church vigil. Several family members visited the medical examiner's office Monday afternoon.

King, 7, went missing Friday after an unidentified assailant fatally shot Hudson's mother Darnell and brother Jason. Over the weekend, Hudson offered $100,000 for the safe return of her nephew.

When police issued an Amber Alert for Julian on Friday, they identified a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate X584859 as connected to the case.

The Chicago Police Department issued the following statement before noon Monday: "At approximately 7:06 A.M. a 1994 White Chevrolet Suburban bearing Illinois license plate X584859 and identified in the Amber Alert was located at 1313 S. Kolin. A body was discovered inside the Suburban, in the rear seat of the vehicle."

The Chicago Tribune reports that bullet casings were found in the boy's room on Friday.

Boy's Stepfather Being Held

King's stepfather, William Balfour, is being held on a parole violation after he stopped cooperating with police but has not been charged with a crime. He was taken into custody at a girlfriend's home hours after the bodies of Hudson's mother and brother were found.

Sources tell the Associated Press that the girlfriend contradicted his alibi. Police were able to track his whereabouts Friday through cell phone records, sources said.

Police Supt. Weis told reports he was "pretty optimistic" about finding the person responsible for the crimes. "[We've"] got two crime scenes. Oftentimes there's lots of evidence left at a crimes scene so I'm very confident that our forensic technicians will go through both areas with a fine-toothed comb, and I suspect there will be some evidence that will link us to the killer."

Asked about Balfour, Weis said, "We are following any lead that we can get right now. He's a person of interest, but that's not to say that there's not other individuals that may turn up. Right now we are just following the facts we have and we are following the evidence we have."

Police have not recovered a weapon connected to King's death.

Also Monday, Fox Studios issued a statement regarding the tragic weekend. "Everyone at Fox Searchlight and Twentieth Century Fox wishes to extend our deepest condolences to Jennifer and her family. Our thoughts are with them in this time of profound sadness."



CNN reports update in Hudson case....

The Cook County medical examiner's office is investigating reports on Monday of a child's body found in an SUV in Chicago, a spokesperson for the office told CNN.

The Chicago Tribune -- citing the medical examiner's office -- reported that the body of a boy was found Monday morning in a white SUV connected with Julian King, the missing nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson.

Police issued an Amber Alert for Julian, 7, who has been missing since Hudson's mother and brother were found dead in their home Friday
They also asked people to look out for a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate X584859.

Julian is described as being 4-feet-11 and 130 pounds. He was wearing a striped brown polo shirt and khaki pants when last seen, authorities said in the Amber Alert.

Over the weekend, Oscar-winning actress Hudson offered a $100,000 reward for the safe return of her nephew.

A spokeswoman for Hudson confirmed the reward, the latest development in the investigation of the shooting deaths of Hudson's relatives and abduction of her nephew, Julian.

"Please keep praying for our family and that we get Julian King back home safely," Hudson said in a posting on her MySpace page Sunday. "If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately."

Hudson also posted two pictures of her nephew wearing the brown-and-orange striped polo shirt he was wearing when he was last seen.

Earlier, Hudson viewed the bodies of her mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, the Cook County medical examiner's office told CNN Sunday. They were found shot to death Friday in their South Side Chicago home.

Police confirm they have taken a person into custody but are not saying who it is.

News reports, however, say that person is Hudson's brother-in-law, William Balfour. Balfour's mother has also acknowledged her son has been questioned about the shootings.

Chicagonews station WLS reported Saturday that Julian was not with Balfour when he was detained.

Police say they have transferred the person in custody to the Illinois Department of Corrections for a parole violation.

According to the Department of Corrections, Balfour, 27, is on parole. He spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle.

William Balfour's MySpace page states that he is married to Hudson's sister Julia and has a stepson. It also says he lives on Chicago's South Side.
Hudson's sister, Julia Balfour, made an emotional appeal Saturday for the safe return of her son.

"My greatest fear has already happened, my greatest hope is for having my child. I just want my son," Julia Balfour said. "That's all I have to say. Just let my baby go."

William Balfour's mother, Michele Davis-Balfour, also urged the public to focus on finding Julian and said her son had nothing to do with the slayings.

"Out of no means did my son do this. This heinous crime to this family is unbelievable. It's unbearable," Davis-Balfour told WLS.
GV Says: I just can't imagine anyone doing this. This is beyond terrible.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oh Aubrey....well at least this chick is staying in the headlines. The NY Post writes:

PLEASE say it ain't so - but sources say highly talented Kanye West was sucking face with bimbonic pop tart Aubrey O'Day . We're told the duo were recently at 1Oak making out. "Either they actually kissed, or Aubrey was just telling people they kissed," said our source. The buxom "Hairspray" star made headlines recently when she was kicked out of her MTV band, Danity Kane, and then romantically linked to Donnie Wahlberg.


Beyonce has released a new promo shot for her Sasha Fierce era.

GV Says: Very nice. B is rocking that au natural look for this project I see.


Ciara accepted the Billboard Woman of the Year Award this weekend in NYC.

are those diamonds??? NiCE

I see she was rocking a throwback look from the 60s....cute

GV Says: I wonder what the criteria is to be nominated for and win this award...I'm just saying.


The 911 tape of a neighbor reporting Lyfe Jennings acting a fool before his arrest has been released. Listen HERE.

Lyfe was spotted at his estranged girlfriend’s home kicking the door in and yelling “Where are my f’in kids!”. He also got a gun from his car and started shooting in front of the house. He was arrested after a police chase and car crash a little while later.

GV Says: I'm sorry this behavior is unacceptable. Help me understand why someone who has been giving a second chance from prison is still acting a fool. Apparently, he hasn't learned a thing. Back to jail he goes...


Two days after her mother and brother were fatally shot at home in Chicago, Jennifer Hudson and her family have offered a $100,000 reward for the safe return of her missing 7-year-old nephew Julian, gone since Friday.

"Jennifer and her family appreciate the enormous amount of love, support and prayers they have received while she and her family try to cope with this tragedy and continue the search for Julian," said a statement from Hudson's rep Lisa Kasteler. It also offered a reward and asked the public to give any available information to the Chicago police. "We ask that all inquiries be directed to the Chicago Police Department, Area 1 Detective Division at 312/747-8380."

As investigators continued looking for forensic evidence at the south side home of Darnell Donerson, 57, and Jason Hudson, 29, the FBI confirmed that they are also assisting with the investigation.

"I can confirm that we have been asked to provide assistance to the Chicago police department to assist in the search for 7-year-old Julian King," said Ross Rice, special agent and spokesman for the Chicago office of FBI.

When asked whether they had any promising leads, Ross declined to comment. "The key word there is assisting. It is still a Chicago police investigation, both the murder and the kidnapping, and any announcements would be best to come from them."

After her sister Julia's impassioned plea for the return of her son at a press conference on Saturday, Jennifer took to her Myspace page to thank fans for the outpouring of support on Sunday.

"Thank you all for your prayers and your calls," she wrote on the Web site. "Please keep praying for our family and that we get Julian King back home safely. If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately. Here is a picture of Julian and what he was last seen wearing. Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time."

On Saturday, Democratic presidential nominee and fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama reacted to Hudson's tragic news over the weekend, according to Obama described the deaths as "heartbreaking" and said he was "trying to get a phone number to call her at this tragic time. She is somebody who has campaigned for me, she also lives in my community. So, we're really going to have to ... help her and pray for her and her family during this difficult time."

Police have not yet charged anyone in the murders, but Hudson's brother-in-law, William Balfour, who had lived at the residence in the past, is being held by Chicago police as a "person of interest" in the case. According to the Chicago Tribune, Balfour, 27, who recently separated from King's mother, was found at his pregnant girlfriend's house on the South Side of Chicago several hours after the bodies were discovered, but Julian King was not with him.

Balfour, on parole after serving seven years in prison for attempted murder and vehicular hijacking, was transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections on a violation of parole "independent of this investigation," an Illinois Department of Corrections spokesperson told the Tribune. The spokesperson said Balfour violated his parole "due to the allegations made against him, that he is a person of interest in the homicides as well as the kidnapping."

Friday, October 24, 2008


Some very sad news to report....

Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother died of fatal gunshot wounds Friday (October 24), police have confirmed.

A Chicago police representative said the singer's mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, and older brother, Jason, were killed. Donerson was 57 years old; Jason was 29.
Officers received a call shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, the representative said, and upon arriving at the residence, 7019 South Yale Avenue, found the two victims. The incident has been declared a double homicide; police emphasized that this may be a domestic situation.

Julian King, Hudson's young nephew, who had been living at the residence, has been reported missing. Chicago police confirmed that the child may be in the company of identified suspect William Balfour, an African-American male in his late 20s, who is considered armed and dangerous. King may be wearing khaki pants and a tan polo shirt with the number 5 on it, according to ABC News; the Chicago Tribune reported that he is 5 feet tall, weighs 135 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.

Balfour had been living at the residence, according to public records, and may have had a romantic relationship with Hudson's sister Julia, as vehicles are co-registered to both of them. Police said Balfour is believed to be driving either a white Chevrolet Suburban, 1994 model, with the license plate X584859, or a green Chrysler Concord, with the license plate 332K823.

Area 2 Deputy Chief Joseph Patterson told ABC News that neighbors reported hearing shots between 8 and 9 a.m. Friday. Patterson said a family member found the body of Donerson in the living room Friday afternoon and left the house to call police. When authorities arrived, they found Jason Hudson in a bedroom. Patterson said there was no sign of forced entry.

GV Says: This is truly sad and disturbing. My prayers go out to Jennifer. This domestic stuff is nothing to take lightly readers. If you feel unsafe get out.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Bigga was spotted out and about last night. The two were spotted leaving both Diddy’s L’Uomo event and the Cipriani restaurant.


So, spies have finally revealed Lil Weezy's newest mother....

She is Vietnamese/Caucasian named Sarah B. When she's not with Weezy, she works as a nail technician.

In the pic above, she was spotted in Ohio last December and the pic below....need I say more?


Diddy and pals celebrated his new L’Uomo Vogue cover at 1Oak last night

Andre Leon Talley was there in his usual get-up with Dame Dash's wifey Rachel Roy

Designer Zac this getup. I can't believe someone who makes such gorgeous clothing is wearing something so hideous.

Eve & Tatyana Ali...wonder what happened to his arm

Cassie of course....can't celebrae without the jump off