METHOD MAN & TYRESE AT THE 2006 VMAS // PHOTO BY EVAN AGOSTINI FOR GETTY IMAGES
METHOD MAN SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR THE CHILLUN! Â» Rapper Method Man has worked with lots of other stars, but a plea deal reached yesterday will see him working with prosecutors to rap to kids about the dangers of drugs. The former Wu-Tang Clan member, whose real name is Clifford Smith, will join the Brooklyn district attorney’s office’s Choices and Consequences program as his community service. He was arrested May 17 after toll booth workers at the Battery Tunnel smelled marijuana smoke wafting from his 2005 Lincoln Navigator. Cops said they found pot in the vehicle. “He’s never been in trouble with the law before,” said the rapper’s lawyer, Peter Frankel. “This is a guy who flies in the face of all stereotypes about rappers.” [ NY DAILY NEWS Â» ]
NICOLE & JOEL IN D.C. – AUGUST 17, 2007 // PHOTO BY COLIN DRUMMOND FOR SPLASH NEWS
CONGRATZ TO NICOLE AND JOEL … I THINK! Â» Are congratulations again in order for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden? After a late Friday night performance with his band Good Charlotte at the Hot 99.5 Lil’ Black Dress Party hosted by Perez Hilton at the Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, Va., Madden was walking offstage when Hot 99.5 morning show deejay Kane announced to the crowd, “He got engaged yesterday. Congratulations, Joel!” To that, Madden quickly glanced back over his shoulder but was otherwise unresponsive as he made a hurried exit from the stage behind brother Benji. “We heard this morning,” Kane told PEOPLE following Good Charlotte’s 40-minute set. Crediting he got the word from “good sources,” Kane said he hadn’t seen Richie since hearing the news, but added he had offered his congratulations to Madden earlier in the night. “He said, ‘Thank you so much,'” recalled Kane. [ READ MORE OVER AT PEOPLE.COM Â» ]
BRANDY AT KEVIN LILES’ POWER BRUNCH // PHOTO BY LUIS MARTINEZ FOR SPLASH NEWS
ANGRY WIDOWER PISSED AT BRANDY FOR PARTYING WHILE HE’S IN MOURNING! Â» The grief-stricken widower of the woman who was killed in a multi-car pile-up involving Brandy has blasted the R&B singer for partying while he’s still in mourning. Brandy is facing possible charges of misdemeanour vehicular manslaughter after she accidentally crashed her car crashed into 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj’s Toyota Corolla on the San Diego Freeway in California on December 30, 2006. Aboudihaj later died at the hospital. After Aboudihaj’s widower, Marquane Hdidou, saw photos of Brandy online partying with actor Brad Garrett in the Jet nightclub in Las Vegas last weekend his lawyer said his client is “extremely angry,” TMZ.com reports. Brandy is facing four civil lawsuits from Aboudihaj’s parents, husband, children and another driver involved in the crash, Mallory Ham. In a California court on Thursday, the judge asked the four parties to combine their cases. No charges have yet been filed against Brandy in the criminal investigation.
Okay, so what is she supposed to do? Stop her life? The situation in itself was sad, but this was almost a year ago. Now had she gone out partying the next day, or even the next week, then we would have a problem.