Just when it seemed Lauryn Hill would swerve on Uncle Sam by cutting a deal with Sony to launch her new record label, she gets sentenced to prison. The soul singer was given a three-month prison sentence Monday (May 6th) in Jersey after pleading guilty to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. She faced up to a year in prison on each of three tax evasion counts while her attorney sought probation. [Read More]
Singer Lauryn Hill is facing eviction from her New Jersey mansion, according to reports circulating this week.The eight-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter could be ousted from the South Orange mansion she's been living in since 2009. She stopped paying rent last month, TMZ reports, and now her landlord is trying to evict her. The former Fugees member was reportedly due in tenancy court earlier this week, according to South Orange Village Counsel Steve Rother. [Read More]
A Los Angeles judge has approved a divorce settlement between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Details of the agreement were not disclosed in a brief court hearing Friday, but the judge said he felt that settlement talks had led to resolution. The divorce will become final once papers are prepared and signed by the parties. Kardashian appeared with her lawyer and said she understood the terms of the agreement. Humphries did not attend. [Read More]
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart says he'll straighten up his act. And he's not being funny. Los Angeles traffic police arrested the stand-up comic on "suspicion" of drunken driving early Sunday. They observed him speeding down a freeway at 90 mph in his black Mercedes-Benz, weaving across traffic lanes and almost running into a gas tanker truck, the California Highway Patrol said in a statement. When patrol officers pursued him, he took an off ramp and pulled over, police said. [Read More]
Reebok has officially given Rick Ross the boot.The company announced Thursday that it is parting ways with the Miami rapper after weeks of controversy surrounding his U.O.E.N.O. date rape lyrics. In the song, Ross states, “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know,” causing an uproar among listeners. The decision comes just a week after Ross’ half-assed Twitter apology in which he said he doesn’t condone rape and was sorry for “the lyric interpreted as rape.” Women’s rights group UltraViolet was a vital piece in bringing down the “boss,” collecting nearly 100,000 signatures for their Drop Rick Ross petition while staging a protest outside of Reebok’s New York flagship store. Ross has yet to comment on the announcement.
So, the most important thing is that, as Birdman, Mack Maine and others have confirmed, Lil Wayne is doing “fine.” But honestly, before you dismiss the TMZ story (which is still up, interestingly enough) as complete lies. I’ve had more than one insider confirm that Wayne did suffer another round of seizures, serious ones, at that. And while he’s conscious, he’s not feeling dandy like nothing happened. He’s in the hospital for the second time in three days. This man is clearly having a health crisis. And an intervention seems like a crucial step…Yes. Intervention. [See & Read More]
She’s stunning, even in sweats. But Leilani Burkhead’s got her work cut out for her. It’s 9 p.m. on a weeknight, time to hit the stage at Atlanta’s Magic City strip club. She slips out of her sweats and half-jokingly mumbles something about getting geared up to work the room. It’s an about-face from a few years ago when money rained down on dancers at this and other Atlanta adult-entertainment clubs like free-flowing Dom Perignon. Like the rest of the economy, adult dance clubs feel the pinch. The sluggish economy and closer police scrutiny have put about a dozen out of business in the past decade. And the regular patrons aren’t so regular anymore. [See & Read More]
Any true 90's child knows: Back in the day, there was no hotter girl next door than Boy Meets World's Topanga. Sadly, when the show ended, actress Danielle Fishel didn't really do much in the entertainment industry for the ten years that followed - she did go to university, however, and actually just recently graduated with a degree in Psychology. Luckily for us all, though, Fishel is about to come back into all of our lives in the best way possible: A spin-off of Boy Meets World, titled Girl Meets World, for the Disney Channel, which will follow Topanga and Cory (Ben Savage)'s young daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard). [See & Read More]
It's a sad day in Laker Land. Dr. Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Los Angeles Lakers who looked on as his team won 10 NBA championships on his watch, died earlier today at the age of 80. Although no official cause of death has been announced yet, Bob Steiner, who served as an assistant for Buss, confirmed his death. Buss had reportedly been fighting a battle against cancer recently. R.I.P. Dr. Buss. Laker Land just won't be the same without you.
Steve Stoute's career in music was unprecedented—he did it all from managing Nas to producing chart-smashing albums at Interscope. And since making the transition to advertising in the early 2000s, Stoute's career has continued to blossom. He launched in his own firm, Translation, in 2004 and four years later, he partnered with Jay-Z to co-found Translation Advertising. It has worked on campaigns with major companies like State Farm and Coca-Cola, among others. And this month, Stoute officially added another award to his wall. Ad Age named him the executive of the year, recognizing how well he's married the worlds of advertising and music. [Read More]