Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Well, the wait is over: After weeks of speculation, Drake has chosen to go with the home team and sign with Lil Wayne's Young Money Records, according to a source close to the situation. The deal breaks down as a joint venture between Young Money and Cash Money, with Universal Republic distributing. Drake's management was adamant that he should be viewed as an independent artist, although Universal will distribute the project.

"Today is a definitely a comfortable day for me, having my team now that's been in place for a couple of years. It's just a great day," Drake told MTV News recently in New York. "It's something new, but it feels familiar."

Drake's official debut LP, Thank Me Later, is currently in production and due later this year, with Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z listed as possible collaborators. This summer, look for Drake on tour with Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy Tell'em as part of the Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival.


VIBE has closed its doors....


Vibe magazine, the urban glossy founded in 1992 by legendary producer Quincy Jones, announced on Tuesday (June 30) that the publication is folding and will no longer produce print issues or publish its Web site, Vibe.com.

With the closing of the title, effective immediately, there now remains no large circulation print publication dedicated to covering hip-hop, R&B and fashion on a mainstream level.

"On behalf of the VIBE CONTENT staff, it is with great sadness, and with heads held high, that we leave the building today," current editor-in-chief Danyel Smith said in a statement. "We were assigning and editing a Michael Jackson tribute issue when we got the news. It's a tragic week overall, but as the doors of VIBE Media Group close, on the eve of the magazine's 16th anniversary, it's a sad day for music, for hip-hop in particular, and for the millions of readers and users who have loved and who continue to love the VIBE brand. We thank you, we have served you with joy, pride and excellence, and we will miss you."

Like most magazines, Vibe has struggled in recent years to transition into the digital realm, as readers flock to the Internet for information. Vibe recently redesigned its Web and print properties. The magazine also began publishing in a smaller format and made the decision to remove album reviews from the title and include the section online only. In addition, a tabloid-like spin-off called The Most was scheduled to be introduced into the market place.

But due to declining readership, the recession, a weakened music industry and a faltering ad market, the magazine could no longer endure a high amount of debt as an independent publishing company, said Vibe Media Group CEO Steve Aaron in remarks sent to the staff.

When the magazine was founded in the early '90s, the upstart title was positioned as a sexier alternative to The Source, at the time the leading publication in hip-hop circles. The magazine then went on to break many barriers — under Wilbekin's tenure as editor, it won an American Society of Magazine Editors award — and reshaped the definition of an urban magazine.


Today lawyers have come out swinging and denying allegations that the two eldest children of Michael - Prince and Paris - are not Debbie Rowe's or Michael's.

Though Michael Jackson was wed to Prince and Paris' mother, Debbie Rowe, their biological father is Arnold Klein, Jackson's L.A.-based dermatologist and Rowe's former boss, multiple sources confirm to the new issue of Us Weekly.

"He is the dad," says a Jackson insider. "He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth."

Though neither Rowe nor Jackson ever confessed to their kids' true lineage, she did admit in 2002 that she carried his children as a personal favor (and would not confirm that the marriage was ever consummated).

"I said, 'Let me do this. You need to be a dad. You have been so good to me,'" Rowe -- who met Jackson when she was a nurse's assistant in the 1980s -- has said.

In a statement, Dr. Klein's attorney Richard L. Charnley tells Entertainment Tonight: "Dr. Klein is aware of media reports connecting him to Michael Jackson. Because of patient confidentiality Dr. Klein will make no statement on any reports or allegations. Out of respect for his patients and adherence to federal HIPAA regulations, Dr. Klein asks that the media not contact his patients nor interfere with their medical treatments. Like millions of Michael’s fans around the world, Dr. Klein is saddened by Michael's death and extends his condolences to Michael's family."

A lawyer for Rowe says a report by TMZ.com that she's not the biological mother is false.

"We refuse to be drawn into addressing the various rumors and speculation swirling in the media," said Rowe's attorney Marta Almli. "The vast majority of what is out there is untrue. Particular hurtful and insidious is the most recent rumor -- which is entirely false -- concerning the maternity of the children. Ms. Rowe is the biological mother of the two oldest children."


Looks like Michael was smart enough to leave behind a will

He left all his assets to the Michael Jackson Family Trust and has named his mother Katherine, 79, as guardian of his children – Prince, 12, Paris, 11, and Blanket, 7. Attorney John Branca and John McClain, a music executive, are named as executors.

The will does not list any charities as beneficiaries, nor does it specifically exclude Joe Jackson, Michael's dad, as had been rumored. "There are no numbers in the will," says a source familiar with the document. "The assets are going into the family trust.”

For privacy reasons, the source cannot name the specific beneficiaries of the trust.

GV Says: I think the kids should go w/ Katherine and no I don't think Joe would do anything to harm those kids.


Looks like Lindsay is back to her dysfunctional ways

On Saturday, LiLo posted a picture to her Twitter account showing decked in underwear while wearing a Jacksonesque hat pulled over her eyes.

"MJ was playing when this was taken, I'm not that much of narcissist," Lohan tweeted.

Over the weekend, Lindsay made another nod to Jackson while out with off-again on-again girlfriend Samantha Ronson in Las Vegas as part of a pre-birthday bash for Lindsay, who's big day is coming up July 2.

For that occasion, Lohan wore a pared-down version of Michael Jackson's Sgt. Pepper's jacket while Ronson wore an MJ T-shirt.


NY Daily News reports that Chris Breezy was hot after BET pulled the plug on his MJ performance.

Chris Brown was a no-show at Sunday night’s BET Awards because producers pulled his performance at the last minute.

According to several insiders, Brown’s appearance was considered risky business on a night honoring Michael Jackson. The “No Air” singer is facing negative publicity after pleading guilty to the February assault of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

One source says Brown’s absence came at the insistence of the Rev. Al Sharpton. “Al made such a fuss to the BET executives that they pulled Chris,” says our insider, who adds that Jay-Z also had a hand in the decision. “Jay is a big name in the BET community, and he was very vocal about his displeasure with Chris attending the ceremony. He didn’t want Chris anywhere near the awards so close to the court’s ruling.”

Brown isn’t taking the public dis on the chin, either. “He’s furious,” a pal of the singer tells us. “BET asked him to perform and waited until the last minute to tell him it was off. He’s pretty shocked and outraged right now.”

Both BET publicists and Brown’s camp say the singer was never confirmed for the show.

Meanwhile, Rihanna’s absence from the event was just as noticeable as Brown’s. But while her ex fumed, the “Umbrella” singer was busy hanging out with her crush, Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis, in NYC. Says a rep for the beauty, “Rihanna was never meant to attend [the BET awards].”

Also expected at the ceremony were Usher and Justin Timberlake; both bowed out of the event but agreed to take part in a later tribute to Jackson on BET.

Usher, who attended fashion shows in Paris over the weekend, sent his regrets in a prepared statement. Timberlake was also out of the country, hitting up both Wimbledon and the Hard Rock Calling concert in London.


Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, has filed a petition in Los Angeles Probate Court seeking legal guardianship of Jackson's three children.

"Joe and Katherine Jackson want those children!," a source close to the family tells PEOPLE.

Jackson had two kids – Prince, 12 and Paris, 11 – with ex-wife Debbie Rowe. His youngest son, Prince Michael II, 7, was born to an unnamed surrogate. Although Rowe is still the legal parent of the two older children, her next step is unclear.

Katherine Jackson's 22-page petition claims the children "have no relationship with their biological mother" and have been in the care of their grandmother, "with whom they have a long established relationship," since Michael's death. A hearing on the petition has been scheduled for August 3.

Experts in California family law say the grandmother's petition could be granted – as long as Rowe, who is the sole surviving legal parent of the two older children, has no objection. If Rowe does object, the Katherine Jackson could face an uphill battle to prove the kids would be better off in her care, no matter how close she is to them.

"[Rowe] is the biological mother and upon Michael Jackson's death, technically she has every right in the world to have custody of those kids," Los Angeles family attorney Michael Trope tells.

The petition for guardianship was filed in Katherine Jackson's name alone. Joe Jackson, 80, maintains a separate home in Las Vegas but also spends time at the family house in Encino.

GV Says: No Joe.....interesting.


The Carters - Beyoncé and Jay-Z, were seen double-dating with their BFFs Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin at Madeo Restaurant in Beverly Hills. The couples met for dinner after the BET Awards and were "definitely having a good time and laughing," an onlooker says. At one point, the group switched seats so the ladies could sit next to each other in the booth while the guys sat on the outside.

GV Says: Cute.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Hov's "DOA" debuted last night after the BET Awards

GV Says: Down with Auto Tune....it has gone too far.


Looks like the feeling is mutual for Chris and Rihanna....The NY Daily News reports that a close "friend" of the two is also giving a thumbs down to the recent Breezy ruling:

"They think it's unnecessary and ridiculous," says a mutual pal of the protection order handed down at Tuesday's criminal proceeding, during which Brown pled guilty to one count of felony assault in the February attack that left Rihanna battered and bruised. "After [the proceeding], Ri and Chris talked on the phone for almost an hour and really worked at becoming friends. They're solid now."

But as much as Rihanna and Chris may want to bury the hatchet, their friend is quick to dismiss a renewed romance. "That's 100% done," says the pal. "They aren't looking to hook back up again. They're both moving on and going their separate ways."

Brown is currently in the studio. The "No Air" crooner is working on his comeback album, which will reportedly feature duets with Mary J. Blige and Keri Hilson. We hear the disk will also include a song called "Not My Fault," about a female "singer" who got "caught up." We wonder who that could be.

Rihanna is also back to work on new music, but seems to be finding more time for play than her ex. While Brown focuses on his career and repairing his image, Rihanna has recently attended a handful of premieres like "Year One," enjoyed play dates with pals Aubrey (Drake) Graham, LeBron James and Kanye West, and gone clubbing at Jay-Z's 40/40.

In addition, CoverGirl seems to have made peace with Rihanna and is releasing a three-month-old ad campaign featuring the singer as its spokeswoman. Being back in the spotlight and more famous than ever? Now that's beautiful.


Janet Jackson made a heart-felt appearance at the BET Awards....

"My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful so they elected me to speak with all of you," she told the crowd at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

"To you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family," Janet Jackson said, her face quivering with emotion. "And he will forever live in all of our hearts."

GV Says: I about broke down seeing her.


Check out performance pics from the BET Awards:

T-Pain, Snoop Dogg and Travis Barker join Jamie Foxx in his “Blame It” performance:

New Edition opened the show with an “ABC” tribute to Michael

Ne-Yo gave a stellar performance of Michael Jackson's “The Lady In My Life”

Keri Hilson stumbled through her performance. While she's getting grimey with Beyonce she may want to perfect her stage craft....I'm just calling it like I see it....you know I love you Keri.....I'm just saying don't throw stones.

Jamie during one of his many MJ impressions of the night.


You know....I only saw bits and pieces of lasts night's show. But I have to say, I may just agree with the young man who penned this article. WAS THE BET AWARDS SHOW AN EMBARRASSMENT??

While I'll reserve an opinion of the show, WHAT I DID SEE of the BET Awards was a very half-ass tribute to Michael Jackson.

I understand there was a short window to change the format of the show. However, I would have preferred a full dedication show to him at a later date complete with time to practice/ rehearse.

Instead, last night I saw a couple of bad perfomance dedications and awkward references to him.

The only exception was Ne-yo's solo performance - both solo and with Jamie Foxx.


Celebs hit that BET Red carpet tonight.

Bey looked rather thin....smaller than usual; I suppose it's that tour.

Alicia looked gorgeous; very effortless and natural. I see she was sans Swizz Beatz too....just saying.....

Keri Hilson and LeToya Luckett made an appearance as well. Both ladies looked young and fresh.

Ne-yo was there w/a new boo.

Lil Mama came looking like.....Lil Mama....SMH at her swagger.


Ciara....I actually like her dress

Joe Jackson was unexpectedly there. "I wish the world had recognized him when he was living," he told CNN when asked about his late son. "Right now, he's bigger than ever. But I wish he was here to see all this, to hear all this." Totally agree with you Joe.



Actress Zoe Saldana

Sean Paul

Fonzworth Bentley....what's up with the red glove?


TIME magazine has published a rare, rushed mid-week special edition hitting stands Monday. It will showcase the life and legacy of Michael Jackson and will pay special tribute. The last time a mid week edition was done was after 9/11.

Friday, June 26, 2009


TMZ reports that Kelis, who is about to pop with her first kid, has been begging the judge to make Nas pay for pre-natal expenses and baby stuff. So far Nas hasn't paid squat.

A hearing is set for July 21. Kelis is asking for $3,500 for a baby nurse, 20,000 for strollers, cribs and stuff, etc. But here's the snag. Kelis may be in labor during the hearing. So her lawyer went to court asking to move the hearing date up.

Sadly for Kelis, the judge was on vacation and the substitute judge wouldn't mess with the court calendar.

GV Says: Geez how did it get so bad between these two.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Farrah Fawcett died this morning at 9:28 at the St. John's Health Center in Los Angeles after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. She was 62.


By this point we've all heard the news, the kind of pop, Michael Jackson has died at the age of 50....it feels so crazy to even type it.

He collapsed at his residence in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, California, about noon Pacific time, suffering cardiac arrest, according to brother Randy Jackson. He died at UCLA Medical Center.

Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said an autopsy would probably be done on the singer Friday, with results expected that afternoon.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Say it ain't so.....my boo is sick.

Incarcerated rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris’ Arkansas prison has reportedly been hit with an unknown virus outbreak which has resulted in suspended visiting hours.

While the rapper’s health condition is currently unknown, the virus is reportedly spreading throughout the facility.

Authorities say visits with inmates have temporarily been suspended at the federal prison in Forrest City because of an illness outbreak. The prison says visits have been temporarily suspended because of a number of inmates with a “suspected gastrointestinal virus.”

Prison officials say they don’t yet know what’s sickened the inmates, but that they don’t suspect swine flu. A prison official says visiting hours will resume once the virus is contained. (WXVT News)

Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Traci Billingsley has confirmed the virus’ existence.

A number of inmates recently became ill and have been treated at the prison, said Traci Billingsle. The symptoms appear to dissipate within 48 to 72 hours, she said. “Swine flu is not suspected because these all are all gastrointestinal-related,” Billingsley said. Visits were suspended Friday.

They will resume when medical personnel are certain there is no risk of exposure, Billingsley said. The prison in Forrest City is a low-security facility housing male inmates, including rapper T.I., who is serving a yearlong sentence on a weapons charge. (The Morning News)

No information on Tip’s health conditions have been released as of yesterday (June 22).



The Carters enjoyed date night last in Manhattan after her Madison Square Garden performance.


So Jill Scott has split with fiance and the father of her newborn son....D*mn!!!! I hate it.

ESSENCE.COM: So does that mean you had an easy labor of love?
Not at all. I was in labor for 36 hours. After that experience, anytime I have reservations and think I can't do anything I remind myself that I survived the birth of my child (Laughs). Although I didn't scream my baby into this world, the pain continued after he was born for at least three weeks. During labor I felt like I needed to put the fire out. Everybody kept telling me the pain wasn't going to last forever but after 20 hours of it I left the building. I felt like I was on the ceiling looking down at myself like, Dag, girl, you still in labor? I know my experience isn't everyone's but I believe people need to be realistic when sharing their stories about their pregnancies and birth. When he arrived I held him in my arms for about an hour and then went to sleep because I was simply exhausted.

ESSENCE.COM: Well, at least your hubby-to-be was there to support. How has he been adjusting to Jett?
Yes, he was there and for a couple of days afterwards while I stayed in hospital, but John and I are no longer together. When you have a baby you're dealing with a lot of emotions and I don't know how much of it had to do with us breaking up, but it happens. We definitely love our son and we are co-parenting and working on being friends. It is what it is. I have a lot of support, so I want for nothing as far as that's concerned. I know some might criticize me or the fact that my son is being raised in a single-parent home, but I wasn't raised in a two-parent home and I had a good relationship with my dad. I have hopes for him and I'm sure his father will do his part as well.

ESSENCE.COM: As a mother, what has been the biggest lesson thus far?
My heart and prayers go out to all single moms because it's tough, and I can't imagine any teenager dealing with a baby and all those hormones raging. I can afford to have this child at 37 because I have a support system and I can talk to my girls, Mo'Nique and Erykah [Badu], but I don't understand how any mother does it alone. I don't believe I suffered from postpartum because I didn't feel depressed, but it was jarring and I can understand now how some mothers lose it. What he's taught me is that I thought I was grown and patient but I was neither until now. Even when I hold him and dance with him to his favorite song, Marvin Gaye's "Come Live With Me," and he holds me tighter and then relaxes, I realize that I never knew unconditional love like this before, and I'm looking forward to watching and helping him grow.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


After months of rumors, looks like the two have come public with their split.

"They have amicably split but remain good friends who still greatly care for one another," Vanessa's rep tells of the couple, who began dating in 2006.

Though they have split, a source says Vanessa, 28, and Nick, 35, are "still friends. It was the right thing for both of them to do."

Monday, June 22, 2009


So word is that Fox Boogie got special treatment in the pen.

A day after reports leaked online which said Foxy Brown received celebrity treatment while serving her prison sentence last year, a corrections spokesman has denied these claims.

Spokesperson Stephen Morello has responded to the allegations that Foxy was able to wear Gucci sneakers in jail and received media interviews.

Morello said yesterday (June 21) that Brown’s 2008 jailhouse interview and photo shoot with a hip-hop magazine, her sporting Gucci sneakers and a Fendi scarf in the prison, and purported extended visits in her cell with a chaplain fell within normal guidelines. “Inmates were entitled to wear their own clothing,” he explained.

“That’s her choice. The interviews were approved by the [Department of Correction's] Department of Media Services. We do it as a matter of routine.” He noted that The Post has conducted many interviews in city jails and that Brown’s lasted for about one hour, which is standard procedure. (New York Post)

Reports spread online over the weekend which said Brown received special treatment.

She spent her time prancing around in Gucci sneakers and a Fendi scarf, and when those got soiled, her jailhouse entourage brought her clean ones. Princess Foxy even got some free press for her new album and guards organized a photo shoot and interview with a magazine that featured Brown in time for the album’s release.

Some people within the Department of Corrections are furious that guards jumped at the opportunity to be lackeys to Brown behind bars. And they say it’s not the first time a star gets an easy time behind bars, courtesy of corrections officers. (NBC Chicago)

Earlier this year, the rapper inked a blog entry which spoke on her experiences being locked up at Riker’s Island prison.

“On Riker’s Island,” she wrote. “Looking at an eight-month bid. Since Shyne got 9, hip-hop’s been on trial…It was during those 23 hours, EVERYDAY, that I looked long and hard at myself. Who I was…from young Inga to Foxy Brown to a number on a docket…I learned to be grateful…grateful to be given another chance. And now I just got to show and prove…not to the world, but to myself.” (Global Grind)

The rapper served just over eight months of a one-year sentence prior to being released on April 18, 2008.
GV Says: It's been over a year....who cares.


After months of speculation, the rumor mill is reporting that the 10-year marriage of Jon & Kate Plus Eight's stars Kate and Jon Gosselin may be coming to an end.

Documents to initiate a legal split were filed at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Penn., Monday afternoon.

GV Says: I hate that.....that's sad. Money and fame pretty much ended their relationship.


Looks like Breezy gets a tap on the wrist and the Chrihanna saga ends

With Rihanna set to break her silence in her assault case, Chris Brown reached a plea agreement that spared him jail time, it was announced Monday.
Brown, 20, will be sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of community labor in Virginia. In exchange, he pleaded guilty to felony assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury. He also was ordered to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna – except at industry events, when it's 10 yards – despite a request from Rihanna's lawyer that the pair be allowed to be in the same place at the same time. If he violates probation, he'll face four years in jail.
Noting that Brown pleaded to felony, L.A. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said, "I want Mr. Brown to be treated the same as any other defendant who would come into this court. That means something like Caltrans [trash pickup] or graffiti removal, and a two-week domestic violence program."
The plea deal was reached shortly before Rihanna, 21, was to testify under subpoena in a preliminary hearing. Brown, wearing gray suit, off-white tie, and matching handkerchief in front pocket, entered the courtroom shortly after 1:30 p.m. About 10 of his friends and family, including his mother, were seated in the audience.
GV Says: SMH.....

Sunday, June 21, 2009


A club owner is not very happy with B these days...The Post reports:

The pop princess was slated to perform tomorrow at M2 -- the West 27th Street nightclub that used to be Crobar and Mansion -- as part of the launch of her "I Am . . . Sasha Fierce" North American tour. M2 owner Joey Morrissey agreed to pay the singer $200,000 for the gig, he says.

But on Wednesday, Beyoncé's people suddenly pulled the plug on the performance, despite having signed a contract that had prompted Morrissey to spend $100,000 preparing for the show, according to the clubowner. "They said they were too busy with the launching of the tour and that they wouldn't have time to do the kickoff party," Morrissey tells Page Six.

To make up for the cancellation, Morrissey says Beyoncé offered to stop by the club "to hang out for an hour" on Sunday. He adds, "I mean, we sold tables for thousands of dollars for the show, and spent $100,000 renting a soundboard and other equipment, as per their stipulations. What good does her showing up for an hour do me? They've been totally unwilling to agree to another show."

As a result, Morrissey says he's now preparing to file suit against Beyoncé, claiming his place has suffered a "loss of reputation" in addition to the sunk cash. "We had an overwhelming response from our clubgoers, who were lining up to buy tickets and tables. This will come as a great disappointment to all of them," he claims, adding, "If Beyoncé cancels and doesn't give us a new date, this hurts our credibility in night life.


Looks like Keri Hilson is as serious about that paper as Breezy is about moving on. E! News reports:

Chris Brown certainly isn't letting his legal problems get in the way of trying to put together a new album.

Hitmaking songwriter and singing superstar Keri Hilson tells us that Brown has asked for her help in the studio.

"He contacted me like four or five days ago," Hilson said earlier this week during a promotional appearance at Wet Seal in L.A.'s Beverly Center Mall. "Us working together will probably be the first project I've worked on as a songwriter in a while."

This wouldn't be the first time for the two…

They dueted on "Superhuman," plus Hilson wrote "Young Love," a track on Brown's debut album.

Despite Brown's alleged beatdown of Rihanna, Hilson thinks his fans may stick with him.

"It is unfortunate what they are going through, but I always feel like if you've ever had a fan base, you're really only one song away from appeasing that fan base," she said. "Whether that song is autobiographical or whether you want to talk about that or not, you're just one hit song away. And that's what I think of the industry in a nutshell."

Lil Wayne is another controversial headline maker Hilson has collaborated with. Most recently, two women have claimed they are currently pregnant with babies fathered by the famously tattooed rapper.

"I'm still kind of hoping it's not true," Hilson said. "I'm a face-value person. I won't believe it until I see it."

Thursday, June 18, 2009


The preliminary hearing of Chris Brown will not be televised, a court spokesman said.

CNN reports that Los Angeles Criminal Court Judge Patricia Schnegg decided against allowing cameras into the courtroom during Rihanna's testimony, Parachini said Thursday.

Rihanna has cleared her schedule so she could be in court if prosecutors call her as a witness.


Aubrey got robbed Wednesday...luckily she's ok....

According to TMZ, she was walking down an alley on her way to tape a TV Guide segment when someone ran behind her and stole everything she was holding -- including an pricey Zac Posen dress. (Luckily, her beloved teacup Maltese named Ginger escaped unharmed, the website reports.)

"Aubrey is doing well," her rep tells. "She is just a bit shaken up from the day's chaos and is grateful that she and those around her were unharmed."


Now this is interesting....E! reports:

In divorce papers filed last week, Usher is seeking all documents Tameka has kept during the course of their marriage, which began when the duo tied the knot in a quiet civil service Aug. 3, 2007.

That includes tax files, paycheck stubs, bank account information and other financial records, insurance policies, real-estate rental agreements, medical records and automobile registrations.

On the more personal side of things, he's also seeking copies of "notes, cards, letters, photographs, film, documents, tapes, voice recordings, gift, jewelry, clothes" or other evidence that reflects on Usher's conduct during their marriage, as well as detective reports, photos or recordings that have resulted from either "surveillance or investigation" of her onetime better half.

Making sure no stone is left unturned—or potentially leaked to the media, no doubt—he's also requesting copies of "any and all diaries or personal notes kept…during the course of the marriage."

GV Says: Wow....diaries....that's ridiculous. Now we all knew this wouldn't work but really, who the h*ll are you to demand my personal notes and diary. This was a marriage dude.


Rihanna gets hit with a lawsuit....

Christian Moeller claims that Rihanna has been trampling all over his property.

Moeller is a professor of design and media art at UCLA. Moeller has created spaces for the W Hotel in Hollywood.

Here's what happened. Rihanna rents a home owned by Stephen Yacobian, whose house is next door to Moeller's. Moeller gave Yacobian an easement -- the right to drive cars on a portion of Moeller's property.

But two years ago, Yacobian renovated the property and the easement wasn't really being used. To make matters a lot worse, since Rihanna moved in she's been allowing cars to drive on Moeller's lawn to get to her driveway... and the suit claims sometimes the cars just sit there on the lawn.

So Moeller wants the easement eliminated. As for Rihanna, Moeller is suing her for allowing people and cars to trespass on his property.

GV Says: This is incredibly petty....Christian is on minute 14 of his 15 minutes of fame. I hope he enjoyed it.


Kelis wants Nas to pay up.

Kelis, expected to deliver their first child next month, said in a court filing she wants her soon-to-be ex-husband to give her $20,000 a month for baby supplies.

According to Kelis a baby nurse, nanny and other staff, as well as strollers, cribs and other baby supplies for homes in Los Angeles and New York, cost money.

Kelis, 29, who grew up in Harlem, said she hasn't toured in more than a year and relies on Nas, 35, to maintain her lifestyle.

She reported $80,831 in expenses a month, including $14,861 on her mortgage and $15,000 a month on entertainment, gifts and vacations, according to TMZ.

GV Says: Okay....Kelis is off the chain for needing a baby nurse....I thought she said she didn't work....what does she need a baby nurse for....and lets not forget a nanny and staff. LOL!!! SMH....Girlfriend welcome to the real world. Oh what am I saying Kelis has never been paid. She is getting brand new on ol boy.....oh well Nas. When you play you pay.