O1LT.COM "HOT AND BLACK" REPORT- OPRAH/50 CENT. SNOOP DOGG/BEYONCE/BLIND ITEMS
By L.T. Dinwiddie
50 Cent must have an album coming out soon because he’s doing more trash talking. 50 tells the January edition of Elle:"[Oprah] started out with black women's views but has been catering to middle-aged white American women for so long that she's become one herself. I think the idea of being publicly noted that she's a billionaire makes [black women] interested in seeing her views. But it's even more exciting to the demographic of white American women she's been aiming at to see that she has the exact same views that they have."While many of you I’m sure will agree with him.
Of course I disagree because I actually watch her show. Her show focuses on women period. Her show is all about the human connection. But, I digress. 50 just needs someone to zero in on to create buzz for his musical endeavors. It’s actually kind of sad.FULL STORY
The Beverly Hills Cop movie franchise will be revived according to reports, with Eddie Murphy reprising the role of detective Axel Foley for a fourth time.Variety magazine claims that Paramount studio is in pre-production on the project and has hired Constantine producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to work with Eddie Murphy on the action-comedy."Axel Foley is one of the great action-comedy characters, a character that Eddie loves. I'm lucky enough to help bring it back," di Bonaventura told Variety. "This genre is missing from the landscape." FULL STORY
Thank God Myra is back. We got some Blind Items for you today
This black actress got her dream job on a television show years ago. Little did she know, this job would turn into a nightmare.
Despite the fact that she became popular and was raking in six figures a month, she hated to come to work because the black lead actor was sexually harassing her.
When she complained, she was told to ignore him, but the harassment continued and became unbearable.He warned her, 'if you don't sleep with me, I'll blackball you.'
The actor terrified her, but she stuck to her guns and continued to reject him.It sickened her when his wife would arrive on the set and he would act like a dedicated husband.Sadly, he kept his word and she was let go.
Her career was also ruined.When she told people about the harassment, they never believed her because his image was so well manufactured.
Hints: #1: Both of the people in this blind item are well known, the male is extremely well known.#2: What's done in the dark comes to light.I’m so over this chick!
Weeks ago, it was decided that the Essence Music Festival would return to New Orleans this summer. Now, we know the festival is returning with Beyoncé in tow.The former Destiny’s Child star will headline the festival’s lineup on Friday, July 6. Few other details have been made available, but both Beyoncé and Essence officials are thrilled that she’s playing New Orleans this summer. FULL STORY
Shout out to Juicy for the DreamGirls inforamation.
O1LT.COM "HOT AND BLACK" REPORT -JAY-Z/FREE AND AJ/GAY RAPPER/RETURN OF MYRA PANACHE'S BLIND ITEMS/PHARRELL WILLIAMS!!!!!
By L.T. Dinwiddie Following an avalanche of publicity and marketing tie-ins with the likes of Budweiser, Hewlett Packard, the NBA, NASCAR and Clear Channel, Jay-Z’s Roc-a-Fella/IDJ Kingdom Come-back is this week’s #1 album, scoring the year’s third-highest sales debut with 708k, behind only Rascal Flatts (714k) and Justin Timberlake (711k).
Damn that Jay-Z. I cant I’m surprised about this major splash on billboard this week. I already told you all that the white people love him. In the back of my mind I was thinking he would sell one million copies. But 708k isn't bad. Sorry Dame! I know you wanted him to flop.FULL STORY
The only reason why I am talking about this is because Pharrell is attached to it. Otherwise it wouldn’t be apart of the “Hot and Black” Experience!
Britney Spears was supposed to be at the Marlin Hotel right now, recording with Pharrell Williams. Williams had some cupcakes delivered to the recording studio as a little gift to Brit, who has been ditching her recording sessions in favor of partying with Paris. A better gift would have been a value pack of panties. But more important than that is that Oops, Brit DISSED AGAIN, and canceled her trip to Miami. We are sure Pharrell is pissed, and we think he should take it all up with Scott Storch, who is probably the one who introduced Britney and Paris in the first place.FULL STORY
Tracy Morgan is funny but who cares about a DUI? I mean don’t get me wrong you should never drink and drive but is it worth talking about? I don’t think so, if you want to know more here is the link.FULL STORY
Somebody shut LL Cool J up before I am forced too.....
Myra Panache frompanachereport.comis reporting Rapper LL Cool J admires his fellow hip-hop star, 50 Cent, because the G-Unit General is like a younger version of him. LL says, "50 has a great sensibility. We're both from Queens. We're seven years apart in age. We come from the same experience, so the music reflects that and let's face it, 50 reminds me of a place I was in a while ago. It's fun to work with somebody who rekindles those flames and makes me hungry again”
The only thing that reminds me of anything remotely "LL" like with 50 is the how you doing…yea I said it WHAT?
Speaking of Myra….
Thank god she is back! I missed my home girl Blind Items, thought I got one of my own from her.
Here is another one. Can you figure it out?
This famous singer was the lead singer of a once popular R&B group. He was a notorious womanizer and his scandals were covered up.
He impregnated several groupies and he developed a taste for drugs. His substance abuse became so bad, he worked to support his habit. After a performance in a small venue in a marquee city, he met up with a drug dealer and purchased a small amount of crack. On his way back to his hotel room, the police pulled him over for a traffic stop, they found the drugs and arrested him. He spent the weekend in jail until his agent bailed him out.
His career is so washed up, this wasn't considered headline news. Sadly, he has now graduated to heroin, he shoots up on a daily basis. Hint: He is very well known, especially in the black community.
Here is another DreamGirls Clip. I was actually looking for Beyonce’s new “Listen” video but found this one to be more interesting.
Speaking of Beyonce.....
Start paying close attention to media outlets within the next few days. Sh*t is about to pop off regarding a BIG secret she is hiding. I can't say anymore without possibly opening myself up to a lawsuit. Trust me its HUGE!!! You had us fooled there for a minute B. Still, everything that's done in the dark will come to light!
I can give you a hint though, --Public Record!
My man illseed over at AHH.com is reporting the following.
THE GAY RAPPER RUMOR ROLLS ON!
The Gay Rapper Caushun has been rumored to be putting together a tell-all book that would seriously out some of his celebrity clientele. Not out in a Perez Hilton sort of way, but reveal their inner workings and whatever. Well, maybe there is some Perez Hiltoning going on, but more on that later. Right now, all you need to know is that Caushun has been prevented from releasing this book due to confidentiality clauses in his work contracts with various celebs. Like i said, he was a stylist for a number of high-end men and women in the rap &amp;amp;amp;amp; R&B game.
Now, from what I am hearing (aka unconfirmed rumors), the Gay Rapper presented himself as an MC that happened to be homosexual. Well, that's not the case in Rumorland. In Rumorland, Caushun was compare to Milli Vanilli all the way down to the ghostwriting. But, there is more. I heard that Caushun doesn't even own the name he once used, nor does he own the raps he spit. Ahhhh, there is a lot more - later in the series about The Gay Rapper!
SPEAKING OF GAY RAPPERS...
What rapper from the 90's that was once in a group, but went solo, sold double platinum, has a wife and a pair of kids is secretly gay? This is a Wendy Williams' brain teaser for you gossip whores. LOL.
Shut up!!!!!!!!!! Rumors are also swirling that Free and AJ might be returning to the show that launched their careers (and I use the word(s) launch and career loosely). My girl over atJuicy Newsput meon to this story. Thanks Chica! Sorry Rocsi and Terrece but its time to end that tranwreck. You guys are corny. Read More...Collapse...
O1LT.COM "HOT AND BLACK" REPORT-50 CENT/BEYONCE/MICHAEL VICK/EDDIE WINSLOW/NAS!!!!
By L.T. Dinwiddie
Shout out to Jawn Murray over at AOL Black Voices. He got the exclusive interview with Darius McCrary (Eddie Winslow) from Family Matters. If you weren’t aware Darius has been the latest victim of the internet rumor mill. Earlier this month rumors were absolutely rampant about his health status. Word spread immediately that Darius was in fact HIV+. After weeks of silence Darius is speaking out. And he’s got a whole lot to say!FULL STORY
It’s the gift that keeps on giving....
According to reports, SonyBMG is planning to dismantle it's Sony Urban Music division, with layoffs at the label coming just before the holiday season.
Layoffs at the label are scheduled to start some time this week. According to the New York Post some of Sony Urban's 70 employees will be reassigned to other labels within SonyBMG starting on or around December 1.
The conglomerate has an interest in a number of ventures, including Arista Records, Epic Records, Columbia Records, J Records, RCA Records, RCA Records and others.FULL STORY It looks like Beyonce’s looks isn’t the only thing that’s smoke and mirrors. It seems that Beyonce’s melodic vocal ability might not be all of hers.
An entertainment lawyer has blown the lid off of a well-kept industry secret - that ex-Destiny's Child member Beyoncé may have used a ghostsinger for years! The entertainment lawyer who represents the ghostsinger doesn't name his client or Beyoncé in his lengthy posting on his blog Crazy Days and Crazy Nights. But blogs have been buzzing all weekend about the posting and it's implications. The explosive post written as a Blind Item begins: "Let me preface this post, by saying that if this story ever comes out, it would blow the music world up and shake it to its core..."FULL STORY
Its funny how know is exposing the BIGGEST secret in B’s camp…..Ooops let me shut up! Lawd knows I can’t afford to defend myself against her legal machine.
Does a wretched whore have any creditability? Carmen Bryan is trying to hawk her damn book to anyone who will listen. Nobody within the hip-hop community cares about Carmen and since we don’t it looks like she’s moving on to the white people. The NY Daily News is reporting on Carmen’s potential threesome, Jay-Z, Allen Iverson, getting beat down, and reportedly spraying Nas with pepper spray “like he was some rabid pit bull," when he cheated on her. Too much time has passed, we don’t care Carmen! Or do we? I’m on still on the fence. FULL STORY
Speaking of Nas.....
Check out his new album cover. I wonder what promotional campaign he’s going to have for his new album. I hope Jay-Z didn’t exhaust their entire budget on Kingdom Come. Show me what you got Def-Jam!
And this is exactly why I am probably one of the only ones in Atlanta who thinks that Micheal Vick is one of the lamest ball players in the league today. No matter how you look at it, he’s over paid! Way to go Vick!
Shout out to my home girl Sandra Rose! She always finds the most funniest youtube videos. This one skit has to be one of the funniest sh*t I have seen in the past week. The multiple demise(s) of Destiny Child will always be a running joke. Check it out!
In the words of my friend Susan Menefeild “50 cent is so f*cking corny, I hate him! I find her statement to be the perfect segway (did I spell that right?) into my next story. Rapper 50 Cent plans to show off his soulful skills on his third album Before I Self Destruct after falling in love with Motown classics.
The In Da Club hitmaker - real name Curtis Jackson - is planning to shock fans next spring with his new sound He says, "I want the music to sound like something I haven't done before so I needed to change the guys I worked with on the last project."
I haven’t said this in a minute “50 sit your ass down somewhere!!! Nobody cares!”FULL STORY
With the sudden boom of award shows over the past couple of years, there has still been an entire community that was being ignored, brushed aside and discounted. Many within the African-American Gay community have been waiting patiently for an award ceremony that honors all that they do in entertainment, social awareness, fashion, community involvement, and political achievements. With all that mainstream society takes from the gay community, particularly the African-American Gay community-- (Look at Beyoncé and Janet), it's shocking to realize that it's taken this long to organize and execute such a much needed award ceremony.
As daunting of a task it is to execute an award show – Dwight Powell, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of the hottest, and most innovative Black gay publications on the market -- Clik Magazine, has brought to life a ceremony to honor the many faces of a culture that most others forget exists. What started out as an idea has evolved into arguably one of the most highly anticipated social events of the season.
The First Annual Clik Honors Awards, hosted by Noah's Arc's Rodney Chester, and Harmonica Sunbeam, was held at the prestigious Fox Theater in the heart of Atlanta, GA. The turnout was absolutely staggering as many of today’s pioneering Gay and Lesbian leaders like, E. Lynn Harris, Keith Boykin, Lisa C. Moore, Patrik-Ian Polk, Jasmyne Cannick, and Wilson Cruz showed up to be honored for all of their achievements. You could feel the love in the room as all of the award recipients rubbed elbows and smiled for dozens of cameras from all their fans. There was a high esteem throughout the entire ceremony as every award receiver humbly accepted their award(s) but, not without each and every one of them saying something profound in their acceptance speeches.
One of the most heart felt moments of the night was watching Kevin Aviance receive an award. If you are not aware Kevin, who is a world renowned artist and performer — as well as a very popular personality in New York City's gay scene, was robbed and beaten by a group of men who yelled anti-gay slurs at him this past Summer. His jaw was broken and he was basically left for dead. Still, he beat the odds and came out in full form for the ceremony. No matter what you may think or feel about the African-American Gay community, the most important thing about last night’s observance was that this community will no longer be denied. If society doesn’t want to acknowledge them then they will acknowledge themselves. Award recipient and About.com’s contributor Ramon Johnson made a simple but poignant point while recieving his award by way of Dr. Suess - “Be who you are because the people that mind don’t matter, and the people that matter don’t mind.
If we all could just take those words and let them resonate through us we would all be A LOT better off as people.
The 2006 Clik Magazine Elite Winners List
BUSINESS John Campbell (New Jersey)
COMMUNITY ADVOCACY Jasmyne CannicK (Los Angeles) Rudolph Carns (Atlanta) Joe Hawkins (Oakland) Phill Wilson (Los Angeles) Rev. Antonio Jones (Atlanta)
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Patrik-Ian Polk (Los Angeles) Wilson Cruz (Los Angeles) Rodney Chester (Los Angeles) Maurice Jamal (New York) Quincy LeNear & Deondray Gossett (Los Angeles) Rashid Darden (Washington D.C.) E. Lynn Harris (Little Rock) Kevin Aviance (New York) Billy Porter (New York) Raquel Lord (Atlanta) Sophia McIntosh (Atlanta)
MEDIA Ramon Johnson (New York) Lisa C. Moore (Washington D.C.) Dwight Powell (Atlanta) Duane Cramer (San Francisco) Ric Rollins (Tampa)
POLITICS Keith Boykin (New York) Hon. Ken Reeves (Cambridge) Alexander Robinson (Washington D.C.) Dr. David Melbranche (Atlanta)
ICON HONOREES Archbishop Carl Bean - Founder of Unity Fellowship Church Movement (Los Angeles) Alan Bell - Publishing Pioneer (Los Angeles) Traxx Atlanta - Nightclub Promoter (Atlanta)