Usher and Tameka Foster (6 months pregnant!) called off their wedding which was supposed to go down THIS AFTERNOON in the Hamptons - here’s the official statement:
A statement released by Usher’s publicist, Patti Webster, said, “It was announced today that the wedding ceremony for Usher Raymond, IV and Tameka Foster was canceled. No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected.”
Usher and the much-older Tameka (he’s 28, she’s 37) are expecting a baby this fall. No word on whether the couple is still engaged or even together.
CNN - Hip hop artists Lil Wayne and Ja Rule were arrested Sunday evening after a concert in Manhattan on charges of criminal possession of weapons, each in separate incidents, a New York Police Department spokesman told CNN.
Police say officers pulled over a speeding car around 10:37 p.m. on the Upper West Side carrying Ja Rule and two others.
They also recovered a .40-caliber pistol from the vehicle.
About an hour later Lil Wayne was arrested after officers caught him and another man smoking marijuana on the street.
They found a .40-caliber pistol in his possession.
Lil Wayne’s real name is Dwayne Carter and Ja Rule’s is Jeff Atkins. Both are best-selling rap artists.
Yeaaaaah Boyeeeeeeeee! The Stars were out to roast Flavor Flav last night - Comedy Central’s “all in good fun” tease fest focused on the Greatest Hypeman in Hip-Hop History, Public Enemy and Flavor of Love’s, Flavor Flav.
The Flavor Flav Roast will air Sunday, August 12 at 10PM on Comedy Central.
After 30 years in the business, Flavor Flav is getting clocked. Roasters Snoop Dogg, Lisa Lampanelli, Ice T, Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Kimmel, Carrot Top and more will join Roast Master Katt Williams as they take on Flavâ€™s history of lovinâ€™, lampinâ€™ and yeeeeeah boooooyinâ€™.
Flavor Flav (born William Jonathan Drayton Jr.) was a founding member of the seminal ’80s political rap group Public Enemy. He is considered to be one of the first ‘hype men’ in hip hop and became famous for his flair on stage; accessorizing with a large clock around his neck and dropping his famous catchphrases. Flav is is best known for his contributions to classic Public Enemy songs like “911 Is a Joke” and “Cold Lampinâ€™ With Flav.”
In recent years, Flavor Flav has become known to a whole new generation of fans as a ubiquitous reality TV star. From his first appearance on VH1â€™s “The Surreal Life,” Flavor Flav has spawned four more reality shows since: “Strange Love,” “Flavor of Love,” “I Love New York” and “Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School.” It is this long, strange, varied career that will be celebrated Sunday, August 12 at 10pm/9c during the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.
The near homeless Bobby Brown participated on ITV’s “24 Hours With” - apparently the premise of this reality show is to tough it out in a posh living room with another “celebrity” for 24 hours while cameras roll. Bobby flips out when his roommate jokingly threatens to rape him prison style.
Maybe her red eyes were just from jet lag, flying in from Los Angeles. Houston is supposedly working on her new album there after going through a yearlong rehab from drug and alcohol abuse. Since she also looked and behaved “stoned” at the pre-Grammy dinner in February â€” readers may recall her basically ignoring Al Gore and snickering at her table â€” one wonders what Houston’s rehab has really added up to.
But Houston’s shenanigans couldn’t put a damper on the wild times. The Bahamas all-star music weekend was held at the Atlantis to celebrate the new upscale Cove luxury hotel plus other new additions at Kerzner Resorts’ Caribbean gem.
It was Celeb Haven at the Cove in the Bahamas this weekend - check out the Stars and the Alien:
Michael Jordan and Ashanti
Usher and Tameka
Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis
Magic and Cookie
Mr. and Mrs. Roker
The Game posted $50,000 bail Saturday night to enjoy Mother’s Day at home.
LAPD’s Friday raid of The Game’s estate is connected to a February incident which included a firearm. Apparently, police found an arsenal and declared Game Over.
According to police sources, he was extremely cooperative during the search of his home and while in the holding tank - even flashing his cash for the surveillance cameras.
Don’t be cruel! Bobby Brown filed a lawsuit against ex-wife Whitney Houston to change the terms of custody of their teen daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
In court documents filed in Orange County yesterday, Brown explains that he was just too screwed up after the breakup to properly handle a custody battle. “After Whitney and I separated, I had nowhere to go and very little money to live on. I was, for all intents and purposes, homeless.” That’s why he failed to respond to Whitney’s petition for custody in time, and why she was ultimately deemed the primary parent.
In Brown’s court filings yesterday, he begged the courts to reconsider, saying that, “I believe I have a wonderful relationship with my daughter Bobbi Kris — a relationship that I would like to see strengthen and grow.” That’s his prerogative!