O1LT.COM "HOT AND BLACK" MINI REPORT-BRANDY/TYRESE/BEYONCE/JAY-Z!!
By L.T. Dinwiddie
It’s not looking good for Brandy Norwood. From Death, to now a 50 million dollar wrongful death lawsuit, it’s not looking like its going to be a good year for the former pop sensation. When word broke out over Brandy’s “accident” in California that resulted in the death of a mother of two, a lawsuit seemed imminent. And today, TMZ.com broke news that “America’s Got Talent” judge will in fact be hit with a court case. This case isn’t to be taken lightly by any means. If the court rules in favor of the plaintiff, this could wipe Brandy and her small fortune completely out!FULL STORY
I received this email today from someone who claims to be apart of Tyrese’s team:
"I am a very private person but as untrue information is still circulating, I feel I owe it to my fans and supporters to finally address the rumors and put them to rest once and for all. Please be assured that accusations of an alleged physical altercation between my girlfriend and me are absolutely false. No charges were filed. I am grateful for the prayers and support I have received over the last several weeks from my fans and supporters and I want to thank them. God Bless."
Private my ass! Could Tyrese’s sudden acknowledgement be because his new album “Alter Ego” is currently #54 on the billboard charts after only 6 weeks? Whatever the reason, at this point does anyone care what happened that night? Haven’t we moved on to Brandy? Here’s just another reason why I have a Love/Hate relationship with Mrs. “To the Left, To the Left”.
Dancers working on Beyonce's latest videos are being low-balled on their salaries in order to make the videos on the cheap. The music diva is shooting several music videos in L.A. this week, which we're told she is financing, not her label. Sources also say Beyonce's choreographer, Frank Gatson, has refused to work with any of the dancers' agents on this job. Usually, a dancer cast in anA-list artist's video can earn around $3000 for two rehearsal days and two shoot-days of work. Without agents fighting for their rights, the dancers on Beyonce's latest videos will earn less.
While some dancers have boycotted the high-profile gig, others, willing to go around their agents, have been flown to L.A. and put up at hotels to work for the lower rates -- just to say they danced for a megastar like Beyonce. Could this be a possible episode for E’s new show Broken Dreams? FULL STORY
I have to say that I am very disappointed in Shawn Carter’s silence over his business partners teaming up with former slave owners UK-based Barclays Bank. If you haven’t heard, majority owner, Bruce Ratner has acquired Barclays Bank in a 400 million dollar merger that will further the creation of Brooklyn’s mega-arena that is to be called “Barclay’s Center”. But after local politicians and journalists have gone public with the slavery controversy, Shawn has been lying low. Though the self proclaimed “best rapper alive” owns less then one percent of the NJ Nets, many are expecting him to stand up and express outrage, or at least the slightest bit of emotion. But word has come from Jay-Z’s publicist that the jiggaman has “no comment” about the merger.
So it appears that Jay will call for boycott’s of products or mergers that don’t effect his money directly. Everything else is fair game. I swear, if don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.Read More...Collapse...
The world just can’t seem to get enough of Jennifer Hudson. She’s been getting media publicity that money can’t buy and she is showing no signs of slowing down. The world is now seeing what I saw three years ago on Idol. Here is some video of Ms. Hudson. There will be no “Hot and Black” report today because Jennifer is what’s “Hot and Black”!!
By L.T. Dinwiddie When in our society did sex tapes become the new media tool? Every since Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee had their very public seaside sexual romp, celebrities have been taking it all off for the camera and these images are “mysteriously” showing up online.
The internet has yet another “victim” and its none other then Hip-Hop Weekly magazine co-owner Benzino, or someone who looks alot like him. Though, I cant authenticate the tape yet, it appears he is demonstrating his “talents” to some poor video groupie, I’m assuming. I warn you now that this video is not safe for work. So please don’t open it if you’re at the job.
And to Mr. Benzino (if it's you), its time to hit the gym bruh because that belly aint cute. Thanks to my blogger friends Ryhmes with Snith, and Crunk&Disorderly for the tip.
THE ILLUSTRIOUS WENDY WILLIAMS IS COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU!!!
Is The Bitch Dead, or What? Book Signings - January 29, 2007 Join Wendy Williams as she meets, greets, and signs copies of her latest book, Is the Bitch Dead, or What? Tuesday, 2/13 Springfield, NJ: Barnes and Noble 240 Route 22 West Springfield, NJ 07081 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday, 2/14 Fresh Meadows, NY: Barnes and Noble 176-60 Union Turnpike Freash Meadows, NY @ 7:30pm
Thursday, 2/15 White Plains, NY: Barnes and Noble 230 Main Street White Plains, NY 10601 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, 2/15 Yonkers, NY: Barnes and Noble 2614 Central Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701 @ 9:00pm
O1LT.COM "HOT AND BLACK" REPORT-BRANDY, JAY-Z, BLIND ITEMS, CHAMILLIONAIRE, MICHAEL JACKSON!!
By L.T. Dinwiddie Talk about falling from grace. Former pop princess Brandy Norwood is starting to feel the affects of her actions now that the California Highway Patrol is recommending that she be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a freeway crash that killed a woman motorist last month.
While this sounds extreme, please be aware that the charge only carries a maximum sentence of one year in county jail and a $1,000 fine. However, this unfortunate incident could tarnish Brandy’s image and marketability. It’s being rumored that Brandy’s carelessness was the major contributing factor resulting in the death of Awatef Aboudihaj. Many are saying that she was talking on her cellphone. Please people for God sakes buy a blue tooth. FULL STORY
Rap star/entrepreneur Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, who often references the time he spent dealing drugs on the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., will be pushing a different kind of Coke next month. Coca-Cola has tapped Carter and his multimillion dollar apparel company Rocawear to remix its Cherry Coke brand.
Jay-Z will play a hand in all aspects of the fruit-flavored soda's relaunch, ranging from the look of the new can to the TV commercials and even co-producing and appearing at the brand's Feb. 7 launch at New York's Fashion Week. Cherry Coke Zero, its diet sibling, will also debut.FULL STORY Rapper Chamillionaire has revealed additional details about his sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," which, as previously reported, is due March 27 via Universal. First single "Not a Criminal" features Kelis and was produced by Styalz Fuego.
Elsewhere, the rapper is surrounded by guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, UGK's Pimp C, Slick Rick, Devin the Dude and Bone Thugs 'N Harmony. Among the producers lending their talents to "Ultimate Victory" are Three Six Mafia, Rick Rock, the Runners, J.R. Rotem and Disco D, who reportedly committed suicide last week.FULL STORY
To the Left, To the Left...
Michael Jackson’s new album will only be released on the internet, according to his studio collaborator WILL.I.AM. of the “Black Eyed Peas,” insists Jackson is still such a huge star, he will top the charts on the strength of download sales alone. The 31-year-old says, "Michael is the one act who doesn't need a record label - he can do it all through social networking sites." And Will.I.Am is confident Jackson's record will be a hit because he hasn't lost any of his musical talents during his break from the industry. He says, "We sat there in Ireland writing strong melodies that are gonna affect people emotionally and rhythms that are gonna make people dance." Michael, nobody cares about your damn music!
I havent had posted many Blind Items lately. I dont know why, I just havent gotten around to it, but here' one from my girl Myra Panache.
When this black pretty boy celebrity first achieved success, he went buck wild sowing his wild oats. Using his status to sleep with actresses and models on a regular basis.
He was known as a sex machine fiend. Due to this reckless behavior, he was diagnosed with herpes and was accused of transmitting Chlamydia to a model. Since his diagnosis, he doesn’t have sex during outbreaks and he also practices safely.
He also stopped sleeping with several women at one time. He is one of the few in Hollywood who tried to clean up his act because we are constantly receiving reports that a lot of stars and athletes knowingly transmit sexual diseases to their partners.
BLIND ITEM TIDBIT:
The soon to be divorced wife of an athlete is allegedly spreading rumors about her soon to be ex’s franchise. Some of the allegations include, players secretly on the downlow, etc.Read More...Collapse...
O1LT.COM "HOT AND BLACK" MINI-REPORT-SAG AWARDS, MARIAH CAREY, TREY SONGZ!!
By L.T. Dinwiddie
When I first got this video, I thought to myself “damn o1lt.com is making an impact like that?”, but after visiting other sites, I see that there isn’t anything “impacting” about it. It seems that artists are now turning to the blogs, to promote their products/projects.
The people over at Alantic Records sent me over a Trey Songz promotional video. My friend and writing colleague Sohh Soulful advised me to not post this video, and at first I agreed. But now I’ve decided to post this video just to show everyone that there isn’t anything original about it. And I still havent been able to decipher what he said towards the end.
You can see the exact same thing on hipandpop.com, Crunk and Disorderly, and others. Oh yea, he also has a single out called Superwoman. I would have posted but it doesn’t seem to work.
Damn Mariah, what would Tommy Matolla say!
The “Hot and Black” SAG Award Winners
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Forest Whitaker / THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND – Idi Amin - Fox Searchlight Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Eddie Murphy / DREAMGIRLS – James “Thunder” Early Paramount Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Jennifer Hudson / DREAMGIRLS – Effie White - Paramount Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Chandra Wilson / GREY’S ANATOMY – Dr. Miranda Bailey – ABC
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series GREY’S ANATOMY - ABC Justin Chambers - Alex Karev Eric Dane - Mark Sloan Patrick Dempsey - Derek Shepherd Katherine Heigl - Isobel “Izzie” Stevens T.R. Knight - George O’Malley Sandra Oh - Cristina Yang James Pickens, Jr. - Richard Webber Ellen Pompeo - Meredith Grey Sara Ramirez - Callie Torres Kate Walsh - Addison Montgomery Shepherd Isaiah Washington - Preston Burke Chandra Wilson - Miranda BaileyRead More...Collapse...
JENNIFER TAKES HOME THE SAG AWARD FOR BEST SUPPRORTING ACTRESS!!!
By L.T. Dinwiddie For everyone who thinks that dreams can’t come true, just look at the prestigious Ms. Jennifer Hudson. From an American Idol hopeful, to now an accomplished award winning actress. She is living proof of what can happen when preparation and opportunity collide.
With multiple awards, including this years SAG award for her knockout role as Effie White in the beautifully directed and superbly produced Broadway adaptation – DreamGirls, Jennifer has become more then just another actor, and singer. She is now a shining beacon of hope, and an ultimate example for everyone to strive for their dreams.
To Jennifer Hudson, I thank you! To Ava DuVernay, I’m still waiting! And to all her fans, I’m making it my mission in life to interview her.
Like Will Smith said, by way of Chris Gardner in the incredibly successful feature film The Pursuit of Happyness— "If you want something out of Life—go get it…Period!!"Read More...Collapse...