Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to get added to immortalized at Madame Tussauds.

"This is one of the greatest honors ever and I am so thrilled and excited," Kardashian tweeted. "Now I will never have to leave NYC. I've officially gone bi-coastal!"


Did you know Fonzworth was engaged....

Supposedly, he proposed on December 2009 near their Atlanta hometown.

He got down on one knee with a 3-carat asscher-cut diamond from NYC's Ozuro Fine Jewelry.

"I tricked her! She thought it would happen on Christmas but I did it right before New Year's," Bentley told Us rag mag. "She said yes and I was so excited. Afterward, she kept wanting to call and tell her mother and I told her not to - because then we walked into a restaurant where my parents and her parents were waiting. We all had lunch and then I walked them all back to show them where I proposed."

Chambers, 33, plays the lead in the music video for new single "Greener," off his EP Cool Outrageous Fingerprint (out this summer). Watch it here.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


The BET Awards was a night of second chances apparently. Dramatic as usual, Weezy stood on top of a erupting volcano.

After crying and begging for this opportunity last year, Chris Brown finally got to perform a Micheal Jackson tribute. He danced to Jackson's “The Way You Make Me Feel” and then Thriller‘s “Billie Jean.” The pinnacle of the performance came when Breezy got chocked up on “Man in the Mirror.” Within a few lines, he burst into tears.
Sorry I'm still not feeling Breezy. He's on my R. Kelly done for life list.

A. Keys looked gorgeous. Decked in a
fuchsia mini and pink heels, she performed a medley of her hits including "No One," "Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart" and "If I Ain't Got You." On her ode to Prince she about scared me climbing on that piano. Swizz get your future wifey. That's dangerous.

Other artists on the red cap

Ashanti...where has she been hiding?

Fonzworth Bentley

Jada Pinkett Smith

John Legend snagged the Humanitarian Award

Wonder if Chilli is still with Bill


Vivica Fox


Looks who's about to become a daddy...Ne-yo. He and girlfriend, Monyetta Saw, are having their first child in January.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


T.I. is donning the cover XXL mag.

GV Says: I'm SMH reading his quote on the cover. Why do people get caught up in fake titles. Here's one: I'm the queen of women who wear blue shirts on Wednesdays. There will be no other queens of blue shirts unless I pass on the title. See how stupid that sounds....You're still sexy though T.I.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TAMEKA GRACES VIBE recently sat down with Tameka

Another thing most question is your last name. Any special reason for keeping it Raymond?
(Laughs) I don’t think because a relationship oesn’t work, you have to change your name back. It’s an asinine question. Why not? Prior to getting married I kept my ex-husband’s last name. People have such a short expectancy for marriage that when they divorce it’s ‘Why does she still have his name?’ Dude, I was supposed to keep his name until I die. I wasn’t supposed to get a divorce (laughs).

If he came back tomorrow, would you take him back?
I don’t know. I’ve closed the chapter of having Usher as my mate. Now am I willing to reopen it? I can’t say. Do I still love him? I love him very much and you marry someone with the intent of sitting in a rocker with the person. I have sons that look just like him, so I have to deal with him pretty much every day.

GV Says: I'm not mad at her for keeping the last name. As a divorcee I have to's not that serious. After a while you really stop thinking of it as "his" last name. I honestly would feel weird going back to my maiden name. Plus, if you've ever gone through the trouble of changing your name you really wouldn't sign up to change again so quickly. I guess it all depends on how it ended....Maybe if it was dramatic you might want to wipe the slate clean. Who knows....


The NY Daily News has put Beyonce back on bump watch....

The fact that she and husband Jay-Z's absence from the post-Tony party for the Jay-Z co-produced musical "Fela!" has fueled the chatter. The couple made it to the Tonys, but skipped the raucous soiree at Hudson Terrace, where press roamed free and furtive cigarette-smoking took place - conditions a pregnant superstar would want to avoid. When we ran this story by her publicist, Yvette Noel-Schur, she responded in an e-mail: "There is no comment on our client's private life," and did not return followup calls. "No comment" doesn't qualify as a confirmation or denial, but does surround Beyoncé with mystery.


Rihanna was spotted back at her U.S. home base - LA - taking a break from her world tour and spending some time with her boyfriend Matt Kemp. She performed with Eminem the night before at the Staples Center

Monday, June 14, 2010


Diddy speaks on the Nicki/ Kim beef....


TMZ reports:

The plaintiff, Hollywood Exotic Car Rental, claims Minaj agreed to rent a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago -- at the rate of $1,750 a day -- to shoot her "Massive Attack" music video. But according to the suit -- filed [Friday] in L.A. County Superior Court -- the exotic car was driven "off-road" and damaged "in the approximate amount of $11,589.41."

Plus, they allege, Minaj didn't pay three days rent on the car -- that's another 5,250.


Kim is letting it all hang out. She addresses Drake and Diddy drama...


Police are investigating a possible link between Fabolous and the murder of a rapper near a Queens nightclub. The NY Daily News reports:

NYPD detectives aren't sure what role, if any, the Fab might have played in the March killing. A surveillance video shows Fabolous leaving Club Amazura seconds before a mystery gunman shot Greg (G-Baby) Brown in the back.

"[Fabolous] is about to get in the car as the shooting goes down," said a police source who watched the video.

Police and G-Baby's relatives say the rappers - both from Bedford-Stuyvesant - had a longstanding beef, though a source said they'd put it behind them.

"My son was going to talk to Fab in a car, and he got shot three times," grieving mother Roxanne Brown said. "I don't know what's going on. I just want to know who killed my son."

Homicide investigators have yet to interview Fabolous, whose real name is John Jackson, and won't until they get more information on his possible connection to the slaying. Police haven't made an arrest in the March 13 shooting, and Fabolous hasn't been named as a suspect.

G-Baby, 22, was a protégé of rapper Memphis Bleek. Memphis Bleek signed G-Baby to his record label, Get Low Records.

News of the young rapper's murder spread on the Internet after Fabolous wrote about it on Twitter seven hours after the shooting.

"Lost a soldier in the field this morning," he tweeted. "R.I.P. G Baby."

The night of the murder, G-Baby went to Club Amazura in Jamaica, Queens. G-Baby was asked to perform onstage while the crowd of 1,900 revelers anxiously awaited Fabolous' arrival.

Fabolous got there around 3a.m., said former NYPD hip-hop crimes investigator Derrick Parker, who was at the concert helping with security. Fabolous left the stage an hour later, Parker said. Soon after he left the club, there was gunfire at Archer Ave. and 143rd St.

G-Baby was shot in the back, and a person cops said was an innocent bystander was wounded in the groin. The second victim, a 20-year-old man, survived.

Parker has worked with detectives from the 103rd Precinct and the NYPD's intelligence unit acting as a bridge between the hip-hop community and police.

"G-Baby and Fabolous had beef before, but they supposedly squashed all of that," Parker said.


Kid Cudi was arrested after going on a drunken tantrum in a young woman's Chelsea apartment early Friday, sources said.

The 26-year-old rapper - whose real name is Scott Mescudi - yanked the woman's door off the hinges and smashed her cell phone against a wall about 4:15a.m., police said.

It was not clear what sparked the fit of rage, but sources said Mescudi appeared intoxicated. Cops also found a glassine envelope of an unknown substance in his front pocket, sources said.

Kudi was charged with possession and felony criminal mischief.


Look who's still going strong...Angela Simmons and Rob Kardashian (yep Kim, Khloe and Kourtney's brother)

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Kanye is slowly making his way back to music.

GV Says: Glad to see him back.


Rihanna and Matt Kemp are still going strong. The NY Post reports:

A spy said, "They took to the dance floor for most of the night, causing quite a scene sexy dancing." Other stars left watching open-mouthed included Christina Milian, Amber Rose, actress Jennifer Freeman, NFLer Terrell Owens and NBA players Earl Watson and Dahntay Jones.

Sunday, June 06, 2010


These two may need to take some time apart. Being a duo isn't working out too well. The NY Post reports:

Chris Brown and rapper Bow Wow were unwelcome Wednesday night. First, the duo crashed the listening party to which they weren't invited for Drake's new album at MSR studios hosted by the Cash Money crew. Next, Brown and Bow Wow popped up at Meatpacking club SL -- but were turned away by security. "They showed up with a huge entourage all trying to get in, but they were totally denied at the door," a spy tells Page Six. The rejected posse finally found refuge at Greenhouse, where they partied with Brandy and her brother Ray J into the wee hours.



People are saying yes. Supposedly this is the reason she dropped out of Tyler Perry's latest movie, an adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, less than a week before filming was to begin.

"I said, 'What? You're kidding me?,' " Perry writes in a lighthearted new letter to his fans. "It's five days before she has to go to work; nobody does that. We have a deal."

Jetting back to Atlanta where the movie is filming, he selected Thandie Newton to fill Carey's role. (She will join Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington and Janet Jackson in the cast.) Perry also discovered that the singer's doctor was to blame for her sudden departure.

"I was told that we got a call, saying that even though our deal was done, she had been advised by her doctor not to do the film," Perry writes. "I said, 'What? You know I want a doctor's note, don't you? LOL."

As pregnancy rumors surround Carey, her would-be director won't buy into any speculation. "All I know," he writes, "is that I’m waiting just like the rest of the world to find out what happened."


The NY Daily News reports that it's not Hov that will be wooing LeBron to the Nets.

"That's his decision," Hov tells "Rolling Stone." "We're friends - we've still gotta hang out! I don't want to convince somebody to do something, then have to see him and say, 'Uh, yeah, we're 4-30 ...sorry.'"

Recruiting the NBA's reigning two-time MVP is instead up to new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov - and Jay-Z thinks the deep-pocketed Russian is up to the task. The pair first met at the posh Four Seasons hotel in midtown Manhattan, and the rapper recalls he was duly impressed by the multibillionaire oligarch.

"I'd been staying there for 10 years, and I always thought I was at the top level," Jay-Z said. "But when I met Prokhorov, they took me up to this extra, extra room that I had never even heard of before.

"Now there's something else to shoot for. There's always an extra level you don't know about."


Rihanna stormed the stage in Spain on Saturday with a red crown...I'm not mad at it.

Friday, June 04, 2010


Is she or isn't she....

Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom laughed off reports after practice on Wednesday that his wife Khloe Kardashian is two months pregnant -- although he stopped short of denying them completely.

"I can't confirm that," said Odom, smiling. "I don't think so." The report, which first appeared Tuesday on Radar Online, stated Kardashian wanted to keep the announcement secret until it could be announced on their show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

Odom, however, said that wasn't the case. "She hasn't told me if she was pregnant," he said. "I probably would be the first to know."


Janet was spotted on Tyler Perry's set of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" this week

And if you're wondering why Janet's been all a-glow these days, it may have something to do with her 35-year-old millionaire businessman beau Wissam Al Mana. InTouch Weekly reports:

"He seems to have given her a new lease on life since her brother Michael died. He's younger than Janet, taller than Janet and far richer than Janet. He has become her knight in shining armor. For the first time in Janet's life, she's with a man who pays for everything. He's filthy rich."


After months of reports that ATL Housewife NeNe Leakes and her sugar hubby Greg Leakes were headed for splitsville, the two are indeed headed for divorce.

An audio tape of Greg was recently leaked on In the audio, Greg is heard viciously bashing his wife NeNe.

Apparently Greg borrowed some money from one of the radio show hosts Corey King. The money helped their house out of foreclosure. Greg however began avoiding Corey when he couldn’t pay him back. This led to Corey calling Greg and secretly taping their convo out of revenge. The conversation was then leaked online.

Greg says that he'll be divorcing NeNe because fame has gone to her head and fake nose. Greg says, “I put $300,000 of my own money for [NeNe] to become a housewife. Without that, she wouldn’t be sh*t . . . She’s going to give me every dime of my $300,000 back." Greg also intends to seek spousal support from Nene, who makes more money than him via her paychecks from Bravo. Greg also called in to Kandi Burrus' internet radio show this week and confirmed it was him on the tape.


A Houston mansion owned by rapper Chamillionaire was repossessed by the bank recently after the place went into foreclosure — but according to the rapper, it was all part of a calculated business decision. TMZ has learned Chamillionaire lost the 7,583 sq. foot home — which he picked up for roughly $2 million back in 2006 — after failing to make several payments.

But, yesterday in New York we spoke with Chamillionaire — real name Hakeem Seriki — who told us he “decided to let that house go” because the real estate market had turned and the house had become a bad investment.

Chamillionaire also noted that he was never at the home because, “I was always on the road touring” adding, “I just didn’t feel like it was a good business investment to pay that much mortgage for a house I was never at.”

But Chamillionaire claims he’s far from broke — quipping, “I still got all the cars.”


What the Sam Hill? Come to find out Gary Coleman and his "wife" Shannon Price were secretly divorced in 2008, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Yet, she pulled the plug on him quicker than you can bat an eye.

Shannan pulled the plug on the ailing child actor last Friday because she didn't want him to end up like Parkinson's-stricken Muhammad Ali or late coma patient Terri Schiavo.

"[The doctors] said even if they did take a chunk out of his brain, he would not be the same. He would be basically like Muhammed Ali," Shannon Price said in a video shot the day after Coleman's death and posted on

"And he would have died sooner or later anyway from that," she continued.

"I don't want people to be so hard on me, thinking I had to pull the plug too early. He wouldn't have made it anyway. His heart would have just given out."

"I don't want people to sit there and think I'm a bitch, and that I didn't care about him," she said.

"Be in my situation. I mean, look what happened with Terri Schiavo. I always think of her case, always, when it comes to this. Gary was gone."

"I don't think anyone is looking at criminal wrongdoing here, but this raises the issue of the appropriateness of her making the decision to take him off life support," attorney Randy Kester told The Daily News.

GV Says: Foolishness!!!


Say it ain't so...Rue McClanahan aka Blance has passed. I loved some Golden Girls.

Blanche Devereaux on the hit sitcom, died Thursday of a massive stroke at age 76, reported.

The Emmy Award-winning actress was a breast cancer survivor who had been in shaky health. While recovering from bypass surgery, she suffered a minor stroke earlier this year.

The death of the scene-stealing actress leaves Betty White the last surviving member of "The Golden Girls," which ran on NBC from 1985 to 1992 and remains in syndication.


Linda Williams is suing her ex Damon Dash for $1 million in compensatory damages, claiming that he harassed their son, Damon 2nd, and lied to the NYPD. In court papers that surfaced on Tuesday, Williams' attorneys claim that Damon "threatened" their son after he found the 17-year-old deejaying in an NYC nightclub and then held the teen against his will in his apartment. When Williams then attempted to get a restraining order against her ex, she claims, Dash provided false testimony that she had sent him 10 e-mails earlier that summer, which violated a Family Court protective order. So is Dash going to show her the money? The music mogul, who didn't reply to a request for comment by deadline, conveniently says he's broke.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


Well that's the word on the block... can report exclusively, that Common and Serena are not splitting up. As a matter of fact the Rapper/Actor will at some point, pop up in Paris to support his girlfriend at the French Open.


Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon has filed those papers.....Divorce papers that is.

In court documents unearthed by E! News, the actress has filed for divorce from Mike Nilon, her husband of nearly nine years, citing irreconcilable differences. Back in April, she accused him of cheating on him in a furious email she blasted out to his colleagues at the CAA agency.

The star's email, entitled "Tiger Woods/Jesse James/Mike Nilon," read: "What do they have in common... I found out today that MY husband of almost 9 yrs has been having an affair for 5 yrs with some slut in Chicago. I am devastated!!!! And I have been duped!! Our boys don't deserve this!"

The pair wed in 2001 and have 2-year-old twin sons Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas.