24
Aug
2010

Swizzy's Ex-Wife, Chats w/ Fab's Baby Mama

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Confusing title? Iknow. Swizz Beatz’ ex-wife, Mashonda, chopped it up with Fabolous’ girlfriend and the mother of his child, Emily. See below

Mashonda:  How did you meet Fabolous?

Emily:  I met him in 2002 at an event. He sent his brother over to me to get my attention. I told his brother, “If he wants to talk to me, tell him to come here”. He was there promoting his album. When he finally walked over to me, I asked him why did he send his brother. Why couldn’t he talk to me himself? His response was: “I’m shy”. Those words, and his soft-spoken tone, won me over instantly.

I know you struggle with Fabolous “the rapper.” Why do you think entertainers let their jobs come between their morals?

These guys struggle with image. Its about bottle popping, women and money. Sometimes I feel like I don’t fit into the Fabolous life, but, I’m a major part of his world. I dress him, but I’m not a part of his brand. I can tell the difference. Having a family is not a topic a rapper can rap about. I respect it, but I fall back, play my position as his life partner. I have no choice because he had that career before he met me. I love his music, I support him, but when he walks through the house door, I prefer to be greeted by John, not Fab. I know the man, not the rapper. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good rapper, but he’s a great man.

What makes women stand by their men through all the pain? Why do we torture ourselves?

Love is so powerful. We put faith in our men. When in a relationship, we have hope that things will be better tomorrow. We base our lives on this hope. I never wanted to change my man. I want him to change for himself. I would never force him to marry me; I want him to want to marry me. I don’t recommend marriage in the twenties. This is what works for me; my relationship is designed for me. Some days are harder than others, but I know what counts and I know the grass may not be greener on the other side.

Whats big in Emily Bs world?

I’m working on a reality show with VH1. It’s so outside of my character to do this and people are shocked that I’m doing it. I can’t give to much info, but I’ll just say it’s along side a few other women whose lives are similar to mine. I’m also styling a few artists and getting ready to launch an online consignment store. My biggest job is being a mother. I get the most fulfillment from that.

Full interview here. Peep a recent photo of their son here.

24
Aug
2010

Inspector Baby Bump…Is Mariah Carey Pregnant? Check the Photos

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How irritating must it be for everyone and their damn mama to check for your stomach? Heaven forbid it’s that time of the month, or you forgot your spanx that day. Since we’re all interested in Mariah Carey’s ovaries, here’s a few  recent photos indicating the obvious or maybe not…

Photo Compliments of Posh24

Compliments of This Is Brand X

24
Aug
2010

Keri Hilson's Home Catches Fire

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Keri Hilson’s home (…we hear she lives in a condomindium unit) caught on fire over the weekend…

She shared via twitter, “Made fire in the studio…….and came home to a FIRE IN MY HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! A real one. hotel-bound. peach-out. When I 1st saw the 3 FIRE trucks, would u believe I actually thought abt twit-pic-ing em?! Then I snapped bk into reality. #twitteranonymous Weird but I’d actually feel better if it was MY fault. But it wasn’t. No candle, not a hair iron or light. It was….ELECTRICAL!?! WTF?!!So since it was waiting 2 happen, I feel blessed that God kept me safe. I was actually gonna tk an early nite & didn’t. Thank U Lord. Mercy.”

24
Aug
2010

Where Did Melyssa Ford's A$$ go? We found out!!

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(…See Update Below…)  

I love Melyssa Ford, but where did her a$$ go? Perhaps it’s the angle of the shot, but it seems to have disappeared. It’s her twitter profile pic. Hey, photographer, we’re not feeling your photoshopping technique here.  

Before   

After

 

I stand corrected, Melyssa Ford did  not lose her a$$. After posting this, she called me out on it  and explained that it was the way that she was posing. Peep her tweets below: 

 

Sorry Melyssa–thanks for clarifying!!!! Fellas, and women for that matter, can now sleep better at night ;-)  

One can follow Melyssa via [email protected]

  

24
Aug
2010

Branded!!! Weekend Review–Celebs Pose & Perform

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Hey nosy! Wondering what your favorite celebs did this weekend? Yeah, me too.

Monica performed in Milwaukee, WI.

Monica Performing in Milwaukee

Rick Ross, Plies and Fabolous performed at Detroit’s Chene Park. The photo below is of Ross hugging Big Meeches mother.

Rick Ross on Stage, Detroit

Chrisette Michelle and Rick Ross performed in NYC here.

Trina performed in Dallas.

Trina in Dallas

Here’s some throwback footage of Trina last week at Miami’s XXL Live. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC5uU0eUXno]

Young Jeezy performed at Houston’s H-Town Arena. Here’s the video, compliments of Nah Right, of him performing ‘Death Before Dishonor’ live. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=twpRx3rs9VU]

23
Aug
2010

Branded!!! Baby Fresh…Pix of Fabolous' Son…All White E'rything

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Check out Fabolous’ adorable son, Prince Jos in all white everything…

(in case you ain’t no so….)

23
Aug
2010

Recap. Ochocinco's: the Ultimate Catch–"The Final Four"

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Guest blogger, Yosh is back!!!! Check her recap.  

Chad has narrowed down his potential love interest to four women–Tiphani, Rubi, Tara and Brittany. He takes them back to Cincinnati with him, while he gears up for mini-camp.   

Tara

 

The first one-on-one date is with Tara at The Cincinattian Hotel. He takes her back to his room where they have a “hot-tub” date; meaning they get in the hot tub together. (…Come on Ocho, is that the best you could do?…) Apparently, the jacuzzi is extremely hot because Tara complains the entire time, “My vagina’s on fire.” (…I think she Tara uses her sarcasm as a defense mechanism…). After the fake ‘hot tub date,’ they meet up with Brittany for lunch, so it’s Chad, Brittany and Tara. Tara looks totally uninterested in the conversation.  

Brittany and Tara

 

 Next, Chad and Brittany have their one-on-one date, where they hang out in his room w/ champagne. Brittany surprises Chad with a strip tease/lap dance (….get ’em boo…She is stepping it all the way up!). Chad was pleasantly surprised and called this his ‘best date yet.’  

Chad and Rubi

 

On his third one-on-one date, Chad takes Rubi on a romantic picnic date. Chad admits he has feelings for Rubi, but doesn’t know if they are superficial. Another simple date, picnic in the park with libations and lust. (…Snooze Fest is you ask me….)  

Tiphani

 

Chad and Rubi meet up with Tiphani for his final date for a group dinner. So it’s Chad, Rubi and Tiphani at dinner. (Sidebar, while waiting Tiphani has a few shots….actually, more than a few…Tsk, tsk, tsk!) Rubi and Tiphani are a match-up on the brackets, so it’s important that both impress Chad. Tiphani keeps taking shots throughout dinner. (#Team wasted is in the building.)  

   

Tiphani and Chad

 

Chad takes Tiphani off separately for a miniature date in his room. Attempting to break out of the “friend zone,” Tiphani releases the sex kitten in the bedroom and gets all the way loose!  

Meanwhile, back at the hotel, Chad sends a sports psychologist to interview each woman and provide an assessment of whether or not she would be a good fit for him. The psychologist first interviews Rubi, where she shares that she’s too trusting. The psychologist next interviews Tiphani, where she seems to impress the psychiatrist, although her answers sounded scripted to me. Up next with the psychiatrist is Tara. Typical to her true performance thus far, Tara doesn’t take the psychiatrist serious and continues with the sarcasm. (…I’m convinced that Tara is trying to get her own spin-off show…I’m also convinced that Chad keeps Tara on the show for entertainment value…) Last up, the psychologist interviews Brittany, where she talks non-stop, non-stop, non-stop.  

Chad gets briefed from the doc about each woman. She shares that Rubi seems like a good fit, but too trusting. Of Tiphani, the doc says she’s very independent. The doc shared that Brittany seemed strong and open, but that her child and issues with her ‘baby daddy,’ may cause some future challenges (red flag, drama). In terms of Tara, she called her antagonizing and said that she didn’t seem serious. This concerned Chad because this was an issue that he had w/ Tara from the very beginning.   

One thing I can say about Ochocinco’s Ultimate Catch, the person who is looking for love is not afraid to go beyond measures to find out who is truly there for them. I can tell Chad’s not looking for a season two–even his “I’m so lonely” tweets seals the deal.  

After his conversation with the doc, Chad is very concerned w/ Tara’s session with the doctor. He decides to break the rules, goes to the Executive Producer and requests to see the tape of Tara’s session w/ the doctor.  

 Fast forward to the elimination that takes places at yard line of Paul Brown Stadium with a conveniently placed flat screen TV. He starts with Tiphani–letting it be known that they took their friendship to the next level, but he wasn’t sure if it was because her drinking. He came to the conclusion that Rubi was very naïve and might crack under pressure dealing with him in a high-profile relationship. He doesn’t know who to choose between the two, so he asked them both to meet him in Miami!  

He moves along to Tara and Brittany. He likes “B” a lot. She has the total package, but Ocho is concerned about issues with her son’s father. Tara is shown the tapes Chad requested and she just bursts out laughing. Chad admits that he probably should eliminate Tara, but is clearly a ‘fool’ in lust. He keeps both Tara and Brittany as well as and lets them know they’ll be joining Rubi and Tiphani is Miami.  

I swear this was the most twisted episode this season and I’m waiting for it to be over with already. Hopefully next week we’ll get closer to who will be chosen as Ochocinco’s Ultimate Catch. Check back next week for another recap! Toodles!  

23
Aug
2010

Chad Plays VH1, Dating Basketball Wives Evelyn (Duh!)

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Chad & Evelyn

 

According to twitter, TMZ and our very own observations, Chad may be ‘dating’ Basketball Wives’ star, Evelyn. Back in July, we saw them flirting via twitter and I called ’em out on that.    

Let TMZ tell it, Chad has been dating Evelyn for the past few months. VH1 is pissed. Not only because he’s been dating someone, other than the cast members of his show, but because he ends up not picking any of the women on his show. Is it true? Is he NOT going to pick any of the chicks from his show? VH1 tells TMZ, “We cannot comment on possible story lines regarding series currently airing or in production.”    

Check how we saw them flirting via twitter a few months ago.

23
Aug
2010

Faith Evans, Driving While Drunk + She Responds

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Saturday evening, Faith Evans was allegedly stopped at a DUI checkpoint near L.A. when officers detected alcohol.  She was arrested and booked on suspicion of DUI.

After her arrest, yesterday afternoon, Faith tweeted, “”Hi Faithfuls…I am on the set of my new video for my single ‘Gone Already.’ I’m sure by now most of you heard that I was detained on suspicion of a DUI…After completing a full day of wardrobe prep I was stopped at a random checkpoint. I’m fine and well, and thank you for your prayers, kind words and concerns. I can’t wait for you all to see my new video & look forward to hearing from u guys…Fizzy.”

23
Aug
2010

Video Footage…Lauryn Hill Performs 'Lost Ones'

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Check Lauryn Hill performing ‘Lost Ones’ at Rock the Bells in Cali.

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