Anti-fur activists target Knowles

TMZ Video of Beyonce Attack

BBC:

Two animal rights campaigners have been ejected from a restaurant in New York after confronting singer Beyonce Knowles about her love of fur coats. The members of People for the Ethical Treatment Animals secretly won an eBay auction offering dinner with the star.

They spent several minutes asking a stunned Knowles why she wore fur and why it was used by her fashion label. Knowles remained silent as her mother and sister defended her, before the activists were asked to leave. A video of the meeting at the upmarket Nobu restaurant was made by the campaigners and obtained by the American website TMZ.com. During the meal, they also tried to use a portable DVD player to show Knowles footage of animals being killed for their fur.The opportunity to eat with the singer was offered by the VH1 music channel, as part of an auction which would benefit its Save the Music Foundation.

A spokesman for Knowles said the 24-year-old had no comment to make about the meeting.

Hip-Hop Bling King Jacob The Jeweler Arrested

Hip-Hop Bling King Jacob The Jeweler Arrested (MTV.com)

MTV.com:

Hip-hop’s favorite iceman has found himself wearing the kind of bracelets that nobody likes: handcuffs.

Jacob Arabove, known to the music industry as Jacob the Jeweler, was arrested by DEA task force officers at his 57th Street store in New New York on Thursday (June 15). According to an affidavit from the U.S. attorney’s office in New York, an arrest warrant had been issued in Michigan’s Eastern District Court last month on money-laundering charges.

Arabove is one of 41 people named in a federal indictment released last month in Detroit that includes a litany of charges, such as drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy. Several members of the Black Mafia Family — including Demetrius “Meech” Flenory — were also named. That indictment accused Flenory and company of building a drug empire in Detroit and expanding it to other cites. BMF is known to hip-hop fans mostly for its independent record label, which has been putting out music, mostly in Atlanta, for the past few years…

Jay-Z Disses "Cris": Hip-Hop Community To Boycott Cristal

Jay-Z Responds to Comments From Champagne Brand Director (Yahoo)

…”It has come to my attention that the managing director of Cristal, Frederic Rouzaud views the ‘hip-hop’ culture as “unwelcome attention.” I view his comments as racist and will no longer support any of his products through any of my various brands including The 40/40 Club nor in my personal life,” said Jay-Z.

Just as Rouzaud stated, “I’m sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business,” Jay-Z and the 40/40 Club will now be serving only Krug and Dom Perignon to their customers seeking high end champagne products.

Halle Berry and Boyfriend in Miami

Halle Berry (the face of Versace) wearing Dolce & Gabbana on a golf course in Miami with her boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry.

Sources: Ashanti Pregnant, Nelly Not Father, Irv Gotti?

ASHANTI PREGNANT!

…But one insider tells MediaTakeOut.com that she believes the father of the child is Irv Gotti, the married head of Ashanti’s record label. Gotti, who openly admits to cheating on his wife, was linked romantically to Ashanti early in her career. The two reportedly rekindled their romance earlier this year while working on her new album…

Ready for a Miracle? Did You Feel That? NO!

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.

Naomi Campbell: No more head bashings?

7 year itch(fametastic.co.uk)

June 7th, 2006
By Melee`

Naomi, do you really promise this time? Can we trust your word again?

Ms. Campbell is turning over a new leaf, a nicer Naomi is emerging….could it be true, no more rants and cell phone tossing? No more helmets and ear plugs?

Could love be the reason? What will happen if it doesn’t work out?

Has the possibility of facing 7 years in jail for assault scared you straight?

To be continued….

Kitt Kat: Eartha Kitt & Beyonce unite

Down to Eartha(theautralian)

June 7th, 2006
By Melee`

A bio-pic about racy Eartha Kitt’s life is in the works and Beyonce Knowles has been signed on to play the purring star. Kitt’s life has had its share of heartaches and triumphs, recently the self proclaimed sex kitten announced the beginning battle with colon cancer, in which she is now being treated. “I’m fine” she says.

And that you are….

Diddy: Bangers and Bash, London style

BlingchaChingKing(megastar.co.uk)

June 7th, 2006
By Melee`

It seems Diddy is taking up residence in England, no, not as King, but close.

Mr. Sean John is looking for an estate size home in the $75 Mil+ range, announced at mega celebrity bash, home to the Beckham’s(Posh Spice and Soccer Lad), Diddy wants something located in the ‘High Streets’ just outside of London.

Well, with that kind of $$$$, maybe the Royal Family will sell ya a little sumpin!

Rihanna got some b****h in her….

Grow up

June 5th, 2006
By Melee`

Rihanna, girl, better be careful, being ugly eventually gets you nowhere!

Take heed from the nice girl who’s identity you are trying so hard to steal,
throwing tantrums and having people thrown out of parties can only get you a bad reputation.

Beyonce is nice all the time…..

No thanks