Broadway Bound

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India.Aire prepares to take on the big stage:

“Neo-soul frontwoman India.Arie is set to make her Broadway debut this August in the upcoming revival of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, produced by Whoopi Goldberg. The production begins September 8 at New York City’s Circle in the Square Theater. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will open the play, which is an updated reprisal of the 1976 off-Broadway hit.

Also hitting the Big White Way for the first time is Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day. According to People.com, the singer will take on the role of Amber Von Tussle, the stuck-up arch-nemesis of Tracy Turnblad, in Hairspray starting July 18 at the Neil Simon Theatre.”

India.Aire we can understand, but Aubrey O’Day? Once Diddy hit up broadway with his non existent acting skills, anything goes. ANd speaking of Aubrey, we’ve included pics of her at an exclusive party at club Plum last night in NYC.

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Which One is Packin???

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Mario was caught lookin all puckered up while leaving the Ivy Restaurant yesterday and Diddy was spotted heading towards the club Crown last night. So just out of sheer curiosity, we gotta ask: Which of these cats is packin?? 

View more of Mario and Selita Ebanks at the premiere of “The Wackness” right about now. Continue »

An Uneasy Truce

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Well, well well. Kudos to the Game for showing a small hint of maturity:

“The Game has ended his long-running feud with former mentor 50 Cent, insisting the “beef” between the two rap rivals is over. The Game insists the feud was never anything that was going to escalate to a level of the East Coast-West Coast battle that ended with Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. six feet under.

And now the retiring rapper insists he’s happy to end the feud. He tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, ‘I ain’t got no beef with 50. All that… was on wax. I never shot at him, he never shot at me. Both of us done said a lot. But we’re not Biggie and Pac.’ And, in a shock statement, The Game has actually thanked 50 Cent for helping to give him a start as a rapper.

He adds, ‘I appreciate homey for helping me on my way up.'”

Hmmm. Wonder if buddy boy is for real this time. Regardless, he may have just prevented himself from receiving the ‘Young Buck treatment.’ Only time will tell.

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Making it Rain on These Hoes

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Barack Obama is on the cover of the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. This is his second cover to date.

It would stand to reason that a complex man would have complex tastes.

Click HERE to discover who’s on Barack’s iPod playlist and learn more about his thoughts on hip hop.

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“Drunk As F**k”

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Bossip spies were in full effect at the BET after party at Mr. Chow’s last night, and here’s what went down:

Lisa Raye was “drunk as f*ck” and was inviting random heads to visit Turks and Caicos. Apparently Mel B is pretty pleasant, but hubby Stephen Belafonte keeps her on a short leash and “never took his eyes off that ass.” Toni Braxton was looking smaller than usual (we hope her health is on the up and up.) Busta Rhymes was acting rather standoffish and Jazze Pha is “fatter than ever.”

Our spies also had the pleasure of sharing a table with Keyshia Coles’ mother and sister, who are allegedly quite “ghetto” and were heard cussing like sailors. And for some pure comedy, Ray J’s weak ass couldn’t even get in to the party. The reason? He wasn’t on guest list.

We’ve included pics from the party just below.

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The Guests Have Arrived

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The stars came out in full force to attend Nelson Mandela’s birthday dinner in Hyde Park, London, today. Denzel Washington was joined by Oprah, Will & Jada, and many more to help usher in Mandela’s 90th birthday.

On a sour note, according to the NY Daily News, Naomi Campbell, who has claimed Mandela is her “honanrary grandfather”, won’t be appearing onstage during an AIDS fundraising event that will go down on Friday. Here’s why:

“The concert, to celebrate Mandela’s upcoming 90th birthday, will raise funds for the 46664 AIDS charity organized by the revered figure. The five-digit number was Mandela’s inmate ID during his 27 years in prison under apartheid. Mandela was upset because Campbell was arrested for assaulting two police officers while wearing a baseball cap with the 46664 logo. Mandela felt the arrest was at odds with his charity’s goals,”

SMH. It’s high time that broad got it her shyte in order. Anyhoo – more party arrival pics are just below.

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Random Ridiculousness

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Christina Morta, pictured above, owned and operated some ‘mobile ho’s’ type of venture – a bus with five tricks on board that roamed the streets of South Beach:

“Morta allegedly charged $40 for patrons to board the quarter million-dollar bus. Once on board, prostitutes received even more money for performing lap dances and various sex acts, police said. Police said Morta, the so-called madam, was also one of the prostitutes. [Morta's was one of 75 arrests made by Miami PD to crack down on prostitution]“

Ho’s on Wheels? These stank heffahs are taking this sh*t to a whole ‘notha level.

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What’s Wrong With This Picture??

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Al Gore was spotted kickin it with these young fellows last week. There’s something unusual about this image, but we can’t quite put our finger on it – maybe you can tell us: What the hell is wrong with this picture??

Cold Blooded Character

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Word is, MJ straight dissed some young kid who was trying to get his autograph:

“The NBA legend was spotted waiting for his valet-parked car outside of Kobe Club in Miami when the youth approached and told him how great he was, says our spy: “The boy told Michael he was wearing Jordan sneakers and asked him if he could snap his photo. Michael kept walking and got in his car, leaving the kid behind in tears. He was so upset he threw the disposable camera on the ground and broke it.” Jordan’s sports agent did not return a call or e-mail.”

Damn Mike. Would it have killed you to turn your lanky ass around and hook that kid up a little? SMH.

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Family Album

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A little family fun for a change of pace….Vanessa Williams spent some quality time with daughter Sasha at Disneyworld recently, while Chris Rock was spotted with daughter Lola Simone in NYC, taking a stroll in the park. 

Seen on the Scene

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Naomi Campbell was seen gracing the red carpet at the Osgar Awards last night, while the rapidly shrinking Whitaker’s – Forest & Keisha – were spotted outside of the swanky Dorchester Hotel in London. Check out more pics of the threesome below.

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Hillary’s Accepting Hand-Outs

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In a show of integrity and good faith, Barack Obama is attempting to help Hillary Clinton crawl her way out of the hole that she foolishly dug herself into:

“Sen. Barack Obama has asked members of his National Finance Committee to help former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton retire the debt from her failed presidential campaign. Obama and Clinton ran a protracted race for the Democratic presidential nomination that left Clinton with a campaign debt of more than $22 million when she bowed out this month.

Obama asked [the members] to contribute to Clinton’s campaign if they were so inclined, but he did not direct them to do so.”

Could you imagine Hillary doing such a thing if the shoe was on the other foot? You’ll find no sympathy for Hillary from us. It serves her right for continuing with her campaign despite the fact that she was getting stomped. This sounds very peculiar indeed.

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When The Checks Stop Coming In

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This brotha’s a lost cause:

“[DMX] who’s had scrapes with the law over charges of animal cruelty and drug possession, might now lose a Fifth Avenue townhouse because he didn’t promote a line of canine couture. The vacant, 18-foot wide property at 2007 Fifth Ave. and East 124th Street is due to be auctioned on Aug. 13. The sheriff’s sale should satisfy a judgment – totaling $281,000 with interest – resulting from a breach of contract lawsuit filed in 2004.

Ellenville, NY-based Amusing Diversions won the right to the judgment after doggedly pursuing the star, for not promoting its line of dogwear. On June 9, the pet product line obtained a court order stating a 2006 deed transferring the property to an entity headed by DMX’s wife, Tashera Simmons, was fraudulent, thus paving the way for the August sale.”

This cat is a bona fide “trouble magnet.” Trife. The home in question is just below.

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Sooner Than Later

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Yesterday we reported that singer Ruben Studdard and his fiancee received their marriage license in Birmingham, Alabama. Now we know that this was a true last minute move:

“Ruben Studdard is planning a big Southern wedding Saturday with fiancée Surata Zuri McCants – with at least 20 groomsmen at his side. The American Idol second-season champ will marry McCants, 30, at Canterbury United Methodist Church in the tony Mountainbrook neighborhood of Birmingham, Ala., according to the source close to the wedding. A rep for Studdard confirms he’s getting married this weekend.”

20 groomsmen sounds excessive don’t ya think? Whatever floats their boat.

If you think Ruben’s fiancee looks a little familiar, then perhaps you have seen her before. Click HERE to watch her in Nelly’s infamous “Tip Drill” video.

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Who Looked More Bangin??

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Nia Long and Lauren London were spotted at the 2008 BET Awards Press Room last night looking rather lovely, if we may add. So therefore, we must ask: Who Looked More Bangin??

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