Daily Archives: November 15, 2009
The Air Jordan 2010 was officially introduced to the world in Miami yesterday by Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade, and Streetlevel was there to get these exclusive shots. The initial thought behind the shoe was “you only see what we want you to see,” which led to the clear TPU panels on the sides. There’s lots more to come, but for now just check out all the images. (They took us all out on Biscayne Bay on the yacht before the shoe intro, and — once we saw the shoe — all of a sudden the portholes made a lot of sense.) Look for the Air Jordan 2010 to drop in February for $170.
When Ashlee Simpson got news that the media was back to criticizing her older sister Jessica Simpson because of her fluctuating weight, Ashlee didn’t waste any time letting the media know how she felt.
“It’s disgusting that people would say those things. My sister has an incredible body,” says the younger Simpson, 25. “I feel sorry for anyone who would judge her, because she’s one sexy lady.”
This is not the first time that Jessica has been criticized for her weight.
“In October, an NFL cartoon depicted Dallas Cowboys starter Marion Barber snorting, “Man, I still can’t believe Tony [Romo] dated Jessica Simpson, even AFTER she blew up bigger than Flozell Adams!”
The cartoon created quite the stir and Fox and NFL sponsor Burger King issued a statement of apology later on for the sketch.
To be honest I’ve never really noticed Jessica’s weight gain and loss. It’s not like she was larger than any normal woman! Do you think the media is too harsh on Jessica?
Mariah Carey likened Eminem to a boy rejected in a recent interview with late night host David Letterman.
“He continuously references me. I don’t know why so I wrote a song that’s really an anthem for all like little girls or kids that get their pony tails pulled and get abused,” Carey said on Late Show With David Letterman last night (November 13). “Because the boy is really in love with them and they can’t be with them.”
The singer was clearly noncommittal when asked if the song, “Obsessed,” was about the rap star.
“The song is not about anybody and yet it could be about anybody. You know? You never know,” she said.
Her husband Nick Cannon was taped backstage with a wide smile after her appearance.
The feud between Eminem and Carey has been ongoing.
Earlier this year, Eminem wrote a song called “The Warning,” which he alleged he had nude pictures of Carey.
Eminem raps, “You probably think if I had something on you I woulda did it by now, on the contrary, Mary Poppins, I’m mixing our studio session down and sending it off to mastering to make it loud, enough dirt on you to murder you, this is what the f–k I do…Mariah, it ever occur to you that I still have pictures?”
Eminem and Mariah Carey were reportedly in a relationship in 2001.
Yo Raps: Several years and a few kids later, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and incarcerated rapper T.I. are set to tie the knot, says the former Xscape singer.
In an interview with XXL Mag, Tiny spoke candidly about the couple’s upcoming nuptials, saying they could be jumping the broom within the next few months.
“Sometime [next] year, but we can’t really give a date yet because we have to find out exactly when Tip is coming home,” Tiny revealed. “We’ll have to just plan around that, but I envision a fairy tale wedding. [As far as music together,] well, we did one song and we just never really got back in the studio, but I can’t say that you won’t hear anything in the future. I don’t want to give it out yet, I want to hold it to make sure we go in that direction. We have several things that we’re talking about doing together, so we’ll see how that works out.”
Rumors of wedding bells have clouded this hip hop couple since it was announced that T.I. would be spending a year and a day in jail in connection with gun charges.
Tiny also recently gave fans an update on her husband-to-be’s condition behind bars.
“I talk to him about a little of everything, just things going on,” she told Allhiphop. “He hears things and we talk about it. He wants me to stay out the way, me being out of harm’s way. I know it’s a lot of crazy things going on so I try to stay in as much as possible because I don’t have him here. So I come out only when it’s necessary. I stay out the way…He’s doing good. He’s passing the time by working out and just doing things they do inside, you know,” she stated. He’s playing handball and things like that. I go see him every Sunday, sometimes on Mondays. We talk everyday. He gets emails, working out and doing things like that so he’s busy in there. He has a full schedule.”
We all knew it was coming, but who would expect it from the old shiny suit man himself?
Mase is the latest “rapper” to hop on the mixtape saturation bandwagon. Mase is taking things a few steps further however, five steps to be exact, and he is releasing five mixtapes in one day. That’s right, five. Mase made the announcement on his @IAmMase Twitter page. He announced the upcoming projects saying,
“The tape is being dropped internationally and nationally next Friday I DO THE IMPOSSIBLE.”
He also added that five DJs from around the globe would play host to the mixtapes saying,
“The tape will be hosted by five DJs—one in London, one in Canada, one in China, Korea and the U.S.”
So now I’m confused. Is it five versions of the same mixtape? Or five different ones altogether?
Guess we’ll have to wait till the 20th to find out. I can’t wait. SMH.
50 Cent back at it! What’s next??
“Do You Think About Me” is the next single off 50 Cent’s new album Before I Self Destruct
Album in stores this Monday, Nov 16th.
Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) — A reputed Mexican drug lord with a $5 million reward on his head has been named to Forbes magazine’s list of the most powerful people in the world.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who authorities say heads the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, is believed to have shipped $6 billion to $19 billion in cocaine to the United States over the past eight years, Forbes says in the listing.
The magazine ranks him No. 41, ahead of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (No. 43), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (46), French President Nicolas Sarkozy (56) and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (67). Guzman also bested U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts (49) and entertainer Oprah Winfrey (45) on the list, released Wednesday.
The designation marks the second time Forbes has named Guzman to one of its lists. Forbes classified him in March as one of the wealthiest people in the world, ranking him No. 701 with a net worth of $1 billion.
Guzman was not the first narcotrafficker named to the Forbes most-wealthy list. The magazine placed Colombian cocaine king Pablo Escobar on the list in 1989.
Guzman, known as “El Chapo” or “Shorty,” is under indictment in Illinois on cocaine trafficking charges. U.S. officials have offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture.
He was arrested in 1993 on homicide and drug charges but escaped in 2001, reportedly by bribing prison guards to smuggle him out in a laundry truck. A Mexican federal investigation led to the arrest of more than 70 prison officials.
Forbes notes that Guzman’s fortune was self-made. His age is given as 52 or 54.
The Sinaloa Cartel, named after the Mexican Pacific Coast state where the gang was formed, is one of the most powerful drug-trafficking groups in the nation.
Lindsay Lohan had a wild night at a private house party this morning, but it seems like the real party was in one of the bathrooms! During the early morning festivities, we spotted Brandon Davis and Lindsay Lohan engaging in some very suspicious activities in the bathroom … check out the video below to see for yourself!
A photographer on the scene tells X17online exclusively:
“Last night I saw Brandon in the bathroom standing in front of the window, and you can imagine my surprise when I then saw Lindsay bouncing around the room too – clearly there was a whole different kind of party going on in there! After a few minutes, a photographer’s flash went off, and the party buddies saw it and closed the window, but it appears as though they stayed in there and continued partaking in some questionable activities!”