It’s been confirmed that Lisa Wu Hartwell will not be returning for the upcoming season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. According to Wu’s publicist, Wu was not fired from the show, but the decision was mutual. Folks are saying that Wu didn’t want to be limited to a reality star and pigeon-holed into the scripted life that the show forces at times. According to Wu’s twitter page, she’s working on a DVD and is trying to get into acting (as they all do after reality shows). Set to replace Wu are Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey.
Your boy Yeezy’s making his rounds promoting his upcoming album. The title is formerly known as Good Ass Job, but according to his twitter page (yes, your boy tweets), he’s working on a new title. After his Facebook appearance, he headed over to Twitter’s headquarters and did a similar acapella performance.
Last night, I attended Bright & Cook’s, MÖET & CHANDON event, at the Liaison Hotel. From my understanding (and everyone else’s), there was suppose to be an appearance or some type of listening party for Rick Ross’ Teflon Don album. Although earlier yesterday, a source had already confirmed that Ross would not be appearing, lots of folks were still expecting him. None of Ricky’s tweets mentioned his appearance either. Nonetheless, all was well.
The event took place on the hotel’s rooftop and featured non-stop complimentary Moet & Chandon. When I say non-stop, I mean non-freaking-stop. Besides the fact that it was hot as hell outside, lots of beautiful people showed up. Peep some photos below…
“Oh Lebron! The recent move by the Miami Heat confirms that we will someday soon have that good ole basketball back with all due respect to the Lakers-Celtics 7 game series. This move reminds me of the days when it was Johnson, Worthy, and Jabbar vs. Bird, Parrish, and McHale, or Thomas, Dumars, and Lambeer. Well now we have Bryant, Gasol, Bynum, and Pierce, Allen, Garnett, and ultimately, Wade, Bosh, and James! Do expect this to become “protocol” to win an NBA title. As for many more teams have and will be stacking their rosters with stars.
I believe that this Miami team will be explosive as intended. Anything less than an NBA championship title will be uncivilized. 72-10 anybody?. Well with Wade at the 1 and Lebron at the 2 or vice versa even, or Mario Chalmers at the 1, Wade at the 2, and Bron at the 3… Wow! Not to mention that I didn’t mention Bosh, who can live at the 4 or 5. Zone defense will be a must against this team. That’s 3 players on the court that commands a double team. Just imagine those guys on a fast break, the defender back peadaling… Wade can take it to the hole or throw it up and you know Bron. Bron is going to get it… or dish it back to a trailing Chris Bosh who will definitely finish at the rim… again, wow! Or how about Wade at the 3-point line, Bosh setting the pick, and Lebron in the passing lane. And if you collapse on them, don’t forget that Chalmers can knock down the shot. I bet that they lead the league in alley-oops. And they’re all young! Scary! Hey, what if Pat Riley returns to the sidelines and it ends up being the Lakers vs. Heat in the finals? Riley vs. Jackson! Epic! Gasol on Bosh, Ron-Ron on Bron-Bron, and Kobe on Wade… wow!” Read his full blog here.
Although Rick Ross has tweeted a self-congratulatory about Teflon Don being the #1 album in the country, Billboard cites him as #2.
A week ago, industry heads predicted that Ross’ album would take Em’s #1 spot. According to Nielson Sound Scan, Em’s Recovery has made the #1 spot for 5 weeks. Teflon Don is #2, selling 176K.
“I’ve been writing new stuff for the new album and I’ve just got a couple raps that I really like, so I thought it’d be cool just to say them for you all,” West said to Facebook staffers. “All y’all turn your phones off.”
After his performance, he posted the clip and blogged about his experience:
Many times in life I’ve had to deal with moments of doubt. And as it’s been a minute since I’ve performed any fresh material in front of an audience, this could’ve been one of those moments… but it wasn’t. Your energy was a gift so electric, so genuine, that it really helped me give my best. The energy was so inspiring I had to keep going! I just hope you got as much from me as I got from you…which was everything!
Love to all my fans, especially at Facebook.