Pics: Kelis Throws Nas A Surprise Birthday Party at Canal Room in NYC

Hip Hop Dons Nas and Diddy politic.

Kelis, Christina Milian, Chris Webber, and Dougie Fresh and Monie Love get their party on.

Island Def Jam axes its Milian dollar baby

Cool and Dre

Island Def Jam axes its Milian dollar baby (NY Daily News)

According to NY Daily News:

….Milian’s PR rep confirmed the split with the record label, but tried to give it a sweet sound: “Christina Milian and Island Def Jam have decided to end their relationship due to creative differences. This was a mutual decision.” Island Def Jam had no comment.

But I hear that Milian — who a few months ago antagonized her ex-flame, MTV “Wild ‘N Out” star Nick Cannon, by dissing him in interviews and a song — also irked record execs by refusing to take direction from Island Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid. Despite Reid’s pleading, I’m told, Milian passed on recording “S.O.S. (Rescue Me),” which ended up becoming a hit single for her label mate Rihanna — whose record, “Girl Like Me,” sold 115,000 copies in its first week.

By contrast, Milian’s heavily hyped album sold fewer than half that number — a meager 50,202 units — in the week after its May 16 release. Never mind that Island Def Jam laid on a promotional budget worthy of Mariah Carey.

I’m told folks at Island Def Jam are blaming Milian’s boyfriend and executive producer, Marcello (Dre) Valenzano, of the producing team Cool & Dre, for the artist’s alleged lack of cooperation.

Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland smothering career….

Diva Deserted

May 22nd, 2006
By Melanie Woodroffe

With the delayed release of Kelly Rowland’s second album, “My Story: Kelly Rowland, one has to think whether it has the credibility to stand out against all the emerging superstars, that include best pal Beyonce.

Kelly’s Manager, Matthew Knowles (yes, Beyonce’s Dad) has delayed the release of the LP until 2007, due to actually drop this July, Manager Knowles “wanted to avoid competition with all the hot records dropping this summer”.

Is she really being smothered out by the popularity of Miss Knowles? Rhianna? Shakira? Christina Milian?

Will there ever be a “good” time

Christina Milian starts a love that’s "So Amazin"

Nick no mo’(People)

May 21st, 2006
By Melanie Woodroffe

Christina Milian’s new LP, “So Amazin” is a well orchestrated work of art. A new man in her life may have a lot to do with it.

Milian is seeing part collaborator and Music Producer(above pic, right), Andre Lyon of Miami hits team Cool and Dre. During an interview together, she was quoted as saying that he is “full of surprises” and “he makes me smile” .

Very sweet.

“So amazin” that some girls have it all!