To our loyal readers, thanks so much for sticking with us this past week! You probably noticed how often we urhm .. “updated” .. and once again, I offer my sincerest apologies. But it’s a new week! And we’re back in full effect. But this particular post is going to run down all of the biggest headlines from last week. You know, the stuff we missed . . .
KANYE WEST APPOINTS HIMSELF AS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S OFFICIAL TIP-RIDER Â»
KANYE WEST PERFORMING ON BET’S 106 & PARK // PHOTO BY BRAD BARKET
â€œMy biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake,â€ the 29-year-old rapper tells XXL Magazine October 2007, on newsstands Sept. 11. â€œHeâ€™s the only other person that gets an across-the-board response and respect level – black radio, white radio.
â€œIf Justin hadnâ€™t come out and killed the game, I canâ€™t say that my album, singles and videos would be on the same level that theyâ€™re on,â€ he says. â€œWe push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day.â€
Out of all the people to look up to, Kanye. You pick Justin Timberlake? C’mon homie! You would’ve been better off with the overly generic “Stevie Wonder” or “Luther Vandross” answers!
RUSSELL SIMMONS LAUNCHING FASHION LINE FOR OVER 25 CROWD Â»
RUSSELL SIMMONS AT A RECENT BOOK SIGNING IN MIAMI // PHOTO BY GUSTAVO CABALLERO
Russell Simmons is kicking off this year’s Fall fashion season with Russell Simmons Argyle Culture, a new menswear collection aimed at the over-25 crowd. The collection combines urban aesthetics with professional and preppy attires and is smaller in fit.
“Were going to infuse fashion into Argyle Culture through color, texture and subtle details,” said Kevin Saer, VP of design. “We’re taking houndstooth and herringbone, and identifying with argyle. We’re actually weaving specific fabrics like argyle herringbone and argyle houndstooth. There are a huge group of consumers who are not young men any longer and don’t shop in the young men’s space,” adds Simmons, “but, still want to remain part of the urban lifestyle.”
Among other pieces, Argyle Culture features a classic five-pocket denim silhouette recreated through suiting materials like wool, cotton blends and pinstripes. Simmons also founded urban fashion line Phat Farm in 1992. [ BILLBOARD.BIZ ]
HOT ITEM: LINDSAY LOHAN ORDERED TO SPEND ONE DAY BEHIND BARS Â»
LINDSAY LOHAN’S MUGSHOT FROM JULY 2007 // PHOTO BY LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPT (LMAO!)
After pleading no contest to drunk-driving and possession of cocaine charges, Lindsay Lohan has been ordered to spend ONE DAY behind bars! Not one week, not one month, but one damn day … a whole 24 hours. She probably won’t even get to take a shit within those 24 hours. In addition to her 24-hour jail sentence, Lilo will be placed on probation, in addition to completing a drug-treatment program, paying fines and attending a three-day county coroner program, in which she must visit a morgue and talk to victims of drunken drivers.
Hohan Lohan, now at a rehabilitation center in Utah, released a statement last week saying the following:
“It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs. I broke the law and today I took responsibility by pleading guilty to the charges in my case.”
Blah blah blah, what the fuck ever! I guarantee you if she even makes it through her probation unscathed (which I HIGHLY doubt), she’ll be back to the normal Lindsay Lohan we’ve all grown to hate.
VIVICA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY WAS A MESS … A HOT, FONKY, MOVIN, MESS! Â»
VIVICA LOOKING PRETTY DAMN SCARY AT HER BIRTHDAY PARTY LAST WEEK // PHOTO BY RAY TAMARRA
Vivica A. Fox ‘s glam New York birthday party Tuesday night turned into a thorny mess of allegations yesterday, with her own stylist claiming she was drinking alcohol in violation of a court order. Guests including Shaquille O’Neal, Brooke Hogan and Swizz Beatz were enjoying the festivities at Sol nightclub for her belated 43rd. But the first bump in the evening came when a promised Rolls-Royce Phantom failed to appear at Mr. Chow to take Fox to the party. Her dinner companion, Star Jones, dropped her off instead. Then there was a red carpet kerfuffle when Bronx rapper Remy Ma arrived uninvited. “Remy and her management were asked not to attend by the club in advance, due to her pending court case for attempted murder,” says an organizer. But like any good diva, the songbird strutted her curves in a tight dress on the red carpet until “she was turned away at the door by a wall of security.”
The next day, a check for Fox’s $2,500 appearance fee was rejected by her bank because it was drawn on a closed account. When contacted, celebrity stylist Messiah McNair admitted he bounced the check, and promised to replace the money. But a little later he called back, clearly irked at Fox that the information had got out. “You can say she was drinking,” McNair claimed. Earlier this month, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge barred Fox from consuming alcohol, pending her upcoming arraignment on a March DUI. “I poured red wine for her into a can of Red Bull so she could drink,” McNair claimed. “She asked me to do that.” Fox was on a plane to Los Angeles late yesterday and unable to respond before press time. But a pal who was by her side during the party denied she imbibed any alcohol. [ NY DAILY NEWS ]
HOT ITEM: NICOLE RICHIE SPENDS A WHOPPING 82 MINUTES IN JAIL Â»
NICOLE RICHIE’S MUGSHOT FROM AUGUST 2007
Nicole Richie served 82 minutes of a four-day sentence for DUI on Thursday due to jail overcrowding, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Accompanied by her lawyer and boyfriend Joel Madden, the five-months pregnant Richie entered the jail in Lynwood, Calif., at 3:15 p.m. for booking, listed at 5’1″ and 105 lbs. She was processed into the system and released at 4:37 p.m., a sheriff’s statement said. “Miss Richie was cooperative during the process,” the statement said. The statement said she was released “based on her sentence and federal court guidelines.” Under the current sheriff’s policy, non-violent female offenders sentenced to 30 days or less are booked and released within 12 hours. Richie was “treated in the same manner as other inmates with a similar sentence,” the statement said. [ PEOPLE ]
HOT ITEM: FOXY BROWN SENT TO JAIL Â»
FOXY BROWN MAKES HER WAY INTO COURT // PHOTO BY STEVEN HIRSCH
Foxy Brown has been ordered to jail for violating her probation, police said last Thursday. Foxy B (gov’t name: Inga Marchand) was remanded to state custody and ordered to jail by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson after two recent brushes with the law, the Associated Press reports. Brown has been ordered to remain jailed until a hearing on Sept. 5. So in other words, home girl is going to sit her crazy ass behind bars until September 5th! And she might even get more time than that depending on the judge’s decision. Jesus be a Monopoly get out of jail free card.
SORRY GUYS, YOU DIDN’T GET TO SEE BEYONCE’S TA-TA’S THIS TIME! Â»
This past tour has been filled with so many mishaps and so many accidents that it’s becoming too much to count! From setting fans on fire to falling down stairs, and now … exposing her urhm .. “chest area!” Well at least that’s what everyone thought about ’til just recently. Peep the video above to see for yourselves. Anyhow, her rep has cleared everything up stating that Beyonce was, in fact, wearing a flesh-colored bra and we DID NOT catch a glimpse of her tittays … this time, at least! Lol. She has like, 2 or 3 weeks left of the North American leg of the tour, so maybe we’ll get to see something by then! Ya never know…