Ciara Engaged To Rapper Future

Following in the engagement free for all along with Kanye & Kim, singer Ciara decided to give engagement a try herself with rapper Future.

 

According Huffingtonpost, Ciara boarded a private plane (with Reese’s Puffs cereal in tow) to celebrate her 28th birthday in NYC this weekend, and her boyfriend, rapper Future, surprised the singer by proposing to her with a whopping 15-carat ring. The couple has been dating for about a year and even collaborated on Ciara’s latest album, “Body Party.”

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Chris Brown Arrested on Felony Assault Charges

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, Chris Brown decides to f** up again in uncharted territories.

Chris Brown was arrested in Washington D.C. this morning (Oct. 27) for felony assault after allegedly attacking a man outside a hotel, TMZ reports.

According to ABC News, a D.C. police spokeswoman said Brown got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel at 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue at 4:30 a.m. Brown reportedly began punching the man after the situation got heated. Officials believe he was not under the influence of anything at the time of the incident.

CNN reports that Brown’s bodyguard was also jailed following the altercation.

Brown is currently in custody and will be held until court on Monday (Oct. 28), since he is not eligible for release until seeing a judge, a source told ABC News. As for the other man, TMZ has learned that he’s being evaluated at a D.C. hospital.

This arrest could be very bad news for Brown, considering he is still on probation for the Rihanna beating case. If he did violate his probation with this incident, worst case scenario, Brown could be sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Pebbles’ Daughter Sends Threats to Chilli Over TLC Biopic: “The Lies Continue”

TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ biopic on VH1 recently really kicked up a lot of old dirt between the girls and Pebbles, who was their manager back in the good old days. Well after being portrayed a money grubbing rip off artist, both Pebbles daughter, as well as Pebbles, took to Twitter to defend the family name.

Check out her tweets below:

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Quincy Jones Files Lawsuit Suing Michael Jackson’s Estate

 

A contract is a contract, and as far as mega producer Quincy Jones is concerned, he’s still gong to get paid.

 

Huffingtonpost states that Quincy Jones sued Michael Jackson’s estate claiming he is owed millions in royalties and production fees on some of the superstar’s greatest hits.

Jones’ lawsuit Friday seeks at least $10 million from the singer’s estate and Sony Music Entertainment, claiming the entities improperly re-edited songs to deprive him of royalties and production fees. The music has been used in the film “This Is It” and a pair of Cirque du Soleil shows based on the King of Pop’s songs, the lawsuit states.

Jones also claims that he should have received a producer’s credit on the music in “This Is It.” His lawsuit seeks an accounting of the estate’s profits from the works so that Jones can determine how much he is owed.

The producer worked with Jackson on three of his most popular solo albums, “Off the Wall,” ”Thriller” and “Bad.”

Jackson’s estate wrote in a statement that it was saddened by Jones’ lawsuit. “To the best of its knowledge, Mr. Jones has been appropriately compensated over approximately 35 years for his work with Michael,” the statement said.

An after-hours message left at Sony Music’s New York offices was not immediately returned.

Jackson’s hits “Billie Jean,” ”Thriller” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” are among the songs Jones claims were re-edited to deprive him of royalties and his producer’s fee.

Jones’ lawsuit states the producer’s contracts called for him to have the first opportunity to re-edit or alter the songs, in part to protect his reputation.

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Former TLC Member Disappointed in Portrayal in Bio Pic on VH1

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Crystal, the original member of TLc, who was dismissed  before being replaced by Chili, was very upset by her portrayal in VH1’s bio pic ‘ CrazySexyCool’.

According to s2smagazine.com; Crystal expressed her displeasure saying:

“I was very disappointed, very disappointed,” she told Atlanta’s V-103 radio station. “The way they portrayed me was very inaccurate and it brought up a lot of memories that I kind of put to rest. To relive it again just didn’t sit well with me.”

In the film, Crystal’s involvement with the group was reduced to about 10 minutes. She’s seen practically discovering T-Boz and Left Eye and then introducing them to Pebbles, who later decides she doesn’t have the vocal skills to join the group.

“Absolutely not,” Crystal said about the way the story is told in the movie.

“If I sing that bad then why would you offer me a contract?” she asked, offering a different version of how things went down.

“As far as what happened, it was based on a contract. We got to the lawyer’s office. It was myself, Tionne [T-Boz] and Lisa [Left Eye] sitting there. Keep in mind we’re 18, 19 years old. I’m sitting there and we’re going through the paperwork and it’s lengthy and I didn’t understand anything, so I didn’t sign it.”

Crystal said she wanted her mother to review the contract before making a decision about it, but the powers that be wouldn’t have it.

Though that move may have cost her a spot with one of the most successful girl groups of all time, Crystal said she’s moved passed it.

“I’ve grown. I’ve matured, so I’m fine with everything now. I’ve kind of gotten over all the hurt a long time ago. Everything happens for a reason. Apparently, it wasn’t meant for me,”

Kanye West Adds ‘Jesus’ to His Concert Tour ‘Yeezus’

Kanye West Brings Out Jesus Look-Alike On 'Yeezus' Tour

Well Kanye West’s self indulgence into the large gaping hole where his ego once lived, has gotten a little bit bigger; Kanye has added to his concert tour ‘Yeezus’, an actor portraying Jesus Christ to his opener for his show!

The actor dressed as Jesus walked on stage before ‘Ye performed his “College Dropout” hit, “Jesus Walks.” “White Jesus, is that you?… Oh, shit!,” he said jokingly, according to MTV News. Ye’, alongside a group of women back-up dancers dressed in white, later bowed to the Jesus look-alike as he stood on the mountain top.

 

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CeeLo Green Cleared of Sexual Assault

Hip hop artist/singer CeeLo Green was just cleared of sexual assault today in Los Angeles.

From NBC news:

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged CeeLo Green with giving Ecstasy to a woman who claimed the singer drugged her and had sex with her, but have declined to file charges of sexual assault against him, citing insufficient evidence.

Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was accused last year by a woman he dined with at a downtown Los Angeles sushi restaurant of placing Ecstasy, also known as MDMA or Molly, in her drink.

The woman later told Los Angeles Police detectives she woke up naked in bed in a room with Green. The department opened an investigation into the woman’s allegations and consulted with prosecutors, who asked detectives to continue to seek evidence in the case.

The 39-year-old singer, a judge on the NBC show “The Voice,” allegedly admitted to law enforcement that he took Ecstasy, but denied drugging the woman’s drink or committing sexual assault. Law enforcement sources said police did not believe there was evidence of “wrongful intent.”

Green faces a single count of ecstasy possession. He is scheduled to make a court appearance Monday afternoon in Department 30 at the downtown Los Angeles criminal courts building.

Alleged Nude Photos Of ‘Pastors of LA’s Deitrick Haddon Surface, Sent From His Jump Off (NSFW)

The scandal of ‘Pastors of LA’s Deitrick Haddon continues, as alleged photos surfaced of the pastor showing his ‘blessed assurance’ to a former jump off.  Apparently, according to funkydineva.com, these email were dated from 2008, when he was having an affair on his first wife, with a young lady by the name of  Simone Lewis.  Simone sent the emails to funkydineva.com, possibly as some sort of retaliation to his success? Or perhaps since his recent blow up with Bishop Clarence McClendon on the show (see here) , someone from the dear Bishop’s camp made a ‘chess move’ instead…?

Screenshots from Deitrick’s emails:

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Supposedly, there were also nude photos included with these set of emails.

To see the alleged nude photos, click here (NSFW)

Dr Dre Confirms He’s Taking Hologram Tupac on Possible Tour

Dr. Dre has confirmed his interest in taking everyone’s favorite hologram, Tupac, out on tour, Rolling Stone reports.

While nothing has been made official, Dre said, “I think everybody’s in love with it right now. We’re having fun.”

The rapper-producer noted that the current technology only allows for flat projections that appear three-dimensional from the front, but he said he’s “working on some new and different things for the future.”

He also mentioned how he hopes other artists will be able to bring out their favorites in hologram form: “Hopefully we can see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye . . . Let’s see what happens.”

The Tupac hologram made its debut during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s set at Coachella this past weekend, appearing for renditions of “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.” Following the success of the performance, there’s been plenty of talk about the possibility of taking the Tupac hologram on tour.

 

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Preachers Of LA’s Bishop McClendon Says He Was Set Up

The new reality series on Oxygen’s ‘Preacher’s of LA’ has caused quite a stir, especially when two of the ministers on the show, Bishop Clarence McClendon and Deitrick Haddon got into an argument .

theb3.net reports:

Bishop Clarence McClendon wants to clear up two things with viewers of “Preachers of LA”and “partners” at his church.  For one, he was set up by producers on the season premiere of “Preachers of LA” and two, that he does not turn away churches and organizations based on a fee or an inability to pay for his alleged entourage or team.

“What I recognize now is that I was set up to be put in a crossfire,” McClendon told parishioners of his ministry in a video released Wednesday night, shortly after the season premiere of “Preachers of LA.”

According to Bishop McClendon, there were originally no plans to appear during the “Man Cave”segment because he was traveling, but that changed, only after producers told him that they would send a car to pick him up at the airport. That said, when he walked into the room and Deitrick Haddon questioned why he had an entourage of men with suits and bags, he was dumbfounded.

“I realized that I was getting into what the Bible calls an ignorant and foolish dispute,” McClendon says in video below, quoting “2 Timothy 2:23″. “I am not going to allow people to abuse that or malign that for the sake of television…. It’s my son and my assistant who traveled with me and the other guy, carrying the luggage, that was the driver that the producers sent. I didn’t know who he was and don’t know his name to this day. It was obviously a set up.”

As seen on “Preachers of LA,” all of the preachers were captured as they arrived in separate cars alone. Then, Bishop McClendon was captured on camera arriving with several men walking behind him.