Daily Archives: August 24, 2010
ICEDOTCOM – You’ve probably seen pics of Jay & Bey aboard their 180 ft $370k yacht ALTITUDE they’ve charted for $370k a week as part of their South of France vacation. Well here’s an inside look at what European paps won’t catch. The “superyacht” accommodates up to 12 guests and 14 crew members is luxuriously equipped with a gym, jacuzzi, several sundecks, kayak, jet ski & more. – ICE
Paris Hilton had quite a scare Tuesday morning. The hotel heiress and reality star posted a message to her Twitter account saying “”So Scary, just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes. Cops are here arresting him.”
Hilton also posted a photo of uniformed police and other men standing on her property.
TMZ.com reported that a man in his 40s was arrested and taken to jail. He reportedly never entered Hilton’s multi-million-dollar Hollywood Hills home.
TMZ also reported that Hilton saw the man on her security cameras banging on her windows and called the police. She reportedly did not know the man.
A Houston police officer has been taken into custody after authorities say he’s been continuously stealing money from motorists during routine traffic stops.
24-year-old officer Matthias Dornellien is charged with theft by a public servant, a 3rd-degree felony, after officers used an undercover agent to catch him in the act.
Police had been receiving numerous complaints about Dornellien from citizens who say he stole their money and baited him into stopping their undercover informant.
When he searched the agent’s back pockets and uncovered $273 dollars of marked bills, he reportedly took the money and refused to return it.
The officer was later detained at the station after recovering the marked bills in his possession.
He has been relieved of his position and faces 10 years in jail if convicted.
The four bodies in Cuernavaca were found with severed heads and genitals (Reuters)
Drug kingpin Hector Beltran Leyva took responsibility for the killings in a message that was left with the bodies, according to a statement released by the attorney general’s office of Mexico.
The beheaded and mutilated bodies, hung from the bridge by their ankles, were found early on Sunday in Cuernavaca.
A popular weekend getaway for wealthy Mexico City residents, it is also a city besieged by fighting between two druglords since Arturo Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, was killed there in a December shoot-out with security forces.
Mexican authorities say the cartel split between a faction led by the aforementioned Hector Beltran Leyva, brother of Arturo, and another led by Edgar Valdes Villarreal, a US-born kingpin known as ‘Barbie’ because of his blonde hair.
‘This is what will happen to all those who support the traitor Edgar Valdez Villareal,’ read the message left with the bodies.
After the four men went missing days before their bodies were found, the family of one reported their abduction to police.
Mexico has witnessed unprecedented gang violence since President Felipe Calderon stepped up the fight against drug trafficking after taking office in December 2006, deploying thousands of troops and federal police to cartel strongholds.
Over 28,000 people have been killed in the country’s drug war since.
By Kathy Iandoli
It started with Diddy (@iamdiddy). Tweeting all day and all night about everything from clean linen to new Ciroc drinks he’d make up on the fly. Kanye West let him finish, and then he joined Twitter (@kanyewest) just last month. Since then the Twitterverse has been infiltrated by West’s theories on art and fashion, along with witnessing the “evolution” of Hip-Hop in the form of a Justin Bieber/Kanye West/Raekwon collaboration (Kanye only follows one person, @justinbieber).
Let’s not forget the Tweets about Mos Def on the “Power” Remix, only to find out it was still Jay-Z (we’re not mad). Studio sessions, banning denim, all of this and more can be found on Ye’s Twitter account. He’s been retweeted incessantly by celebs and pedestrians alike, and it won’t be long before people start unfollowing him (Twitter can be so fickle).
So once Kanye pisses you off for the last time, we have ten other Hip-Hop artists for you to follow.
10. Kid Sister (@kidsister)
Here’s one to help you wean yourself off Kanye West, considering Kid Sister’s first single “Pro Nails” featured Lord Ye on it. This rap princess Tweets in one long obscure pop culture reference with 90s R&B song lyrics sprinkled in. Just like her eccentric brand of Hip-Hop, Kid Sister keeps her Tweets fun, and sends xoxo’s to most fans who hit her up. KS makes a lot of retro references too, like calling furry boots “Harry and the Hendersons”. It’s a Tweet down memory lane.
9. Royce da 5’9 (@RoyceDaFive9)
Royce Tweets how he raps…without a filter. With gems like “Has Mickey Rourke always been this ugly?” and “If I ever wanted to call a woman a BITCH, it would definitely be Dr. Laura” there should be no reason not to follow the ringleader of Slaughterhouse. “Entourage” fans can get some Sunday night entertainment too, as Royce usually Tweets through the entire episode.
8. Jay Electronica (@jayelectronica)
If you’re looking to be brought back to earth by an extraterrestrial emcee, then Jay Electronica is the man to follow. His Tweets on politics and God and music and God can keep you grounded while reading about what everyone else ate today or what happened on “True Blood”. His Tweets can get a little intense, much like his music, so don’t check for Jay Electronica while operating heavy machinery.
7. Jean Grae (@JeanGreasy)
Reading Jean Grae’s Tweets, you’re not sure if you’re entering the mind of a rapper or a comedy writer. Jean’s snarky sentiments make Twitter worthwhile like, “Crackheads have amazing cheekbones” and “Last night: A guy walks over, pokes my midsection. I down my shot and say, ‘Don’t do that. I’m pregnant.’” Classic.
6. Lupe Fiasco (@lupefiasco)
Lupe is usually angry on Twitter, and when he’s not he’s discussing religion. Both sides of Lupe are equally insightful, plus he promotes his own work better than most rappers. However, the most fun happens when he’s fighting with bloggers. That’s like watching a slapboxing match in your elementary school cafeteria. So, be there at 3:00 and don’t wrinkle your uniform.
Hit the jump to see who rounded out the top 5.
5. Joe Budden (@joebudden)
After surrendering his former Twitter name to make it more official, Joe Budden continues with his Twitter antics, retweeting what followers write and replying with “nobody cares”. Joe Budden says the things on Twitter that we’re always thinking, and for that reason he should be followed. Why miss other dimes of wisdom like “if any of my followers are still into getting hickeys, let me know so I can block you and report you as spam.”
4. Game (@thegame)
When he’s not Tweeting about the R.E.D. Album (where is that, anyway?), Game is usually just Tweeting about his everyday life. That’s interesting enough, though, and not annoying like other people’s daily routines. Most people will post something lame like “Breakfast FTW!” Game’s version is “Ciroc and some pancakes”. Plus, he’s the king of hash tags. #dontmissout
3. Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj)
Nicki Minaj has a “Nictionary” of her plays on words and a Team Minaj of faithful followers from quite possibly every corner of the world. It’s sweet watching Nicki talk to her fellow Barbies and offer words of inspiration, while discussing her lasik eye surgery. It’s also the only place to get up to date information on her long-awaited album Pink Friday.
2. Questlove (@questlove)
Following Questlove pretty much goes without saying. Obscure music references, insider information about the guests on Jimmy Fallon, and @ replies to celebrities we only dream of knowing are the top reasons to follow Questlove. That and he’s a pretty cool guy and happens to be the bandleader for one of the most important groups in Hip-Hop. You’re really just hurting yourself if you don’t follow him.
1. Bun B (@BunBTrillOG)
Topping our list is Twitter newcomer Bun B. Like Kanye West, Bun B just recently joined Twitter. But unlike Ye’s Ferris Bueller style of internal monologues into outer space, Bun B Tweets with the people. The veteran MC will reply to a fellow artist in one breath and then remind you that he’s “Mr. 5 Mics” in the next. Bun B is one of the pros to having a rapper man his own Twitter account: you get to know him through his Tweets. That’s much more interesting than learning about Kanye’s aversion to French Fries.
Fantasia Barrino has confirmed that
her hospitalization two weeks ago
after overdosing on aspirin and a
sleep aid was a deliberate attempt
to commit suicide. Fantasia said
the stress of her current life
experiences became too much to
bear. To complicate matters even
more, Barrino is now being
threatened with a lawsuit by Paula
Cook, the wife of Antwaun Cook,
with whom Fantasia had been having
Apparently football star Michael
Vick is not feeling reality TV
cameras all up in his face all the
time.The Philadelphia Eagles backup
quarterback has decided to cancel
the second season of his BET show
“The Michael Vick Project” although
the network wants nothing more than
for him to keep it going.
*The home had been on the market for 17 years…with an original asking price of $40 million. But the 58-acre estate in Johns Creek, Georgia – with its 18-hole golf course, wedding chapel, band shell and formal gardens – was just purchased for a bargain basement price of $7.6 million by none other than Tyler Perry.
The entertainment mogul says he plans to demolish the whole compound and build his own home, one that is environmentally friendly and made of concrete, according to the New York Times.
An estate sale was held Friday (see photo above) by the previous owner Larry Dean, 67, who grew up without indoor plumbing in a low-income section of Atlanta, founded a financial services software company, Stockholder Systems Inc., in the early 1970s and became a millionaire many times over.
He and his first wife, Lynda, spent four years and $25 million building their own private Versailles, which they called “Dean Gardens” and finished in 1992. Their architect, Bill Harrison, said each square inch of it was given the attention to detail of a Faberge egg.
The Deans’ dream was to raise their four children here in an atmosphere like “Dynasty,” “only happy,” and then leave the grounds to a foundation that would open it to the public for charity events.
But in 1993, shortly after finishing the house, the Deans separated and the house went on the market. It has languished there for the last 17 years. One potential buyer, Dean said, was Michael Jackson, who wanted the place in 1994 as a surprise for his fiancée, Lisa Marie Presley. But when the media reported Mr. Jackson’s plan and ruined the surprise, he did not sign the contract.
Hundreds of strangers and many friends — most in black dresses or dark suits — showed up for the estate sale Friday night and scrutinized every object, from a $10 snow globe to a $60,000 dolphin-sculpture fountain. And many walked out the $17,500 leaded glass and mahogany double front doors, which came from the Chicago Cotton Exchange, with an artifact from Dean’s past, the Times reported.
Kimora Lee Simmons is giving the
model wave goodbye to Baby Phat and
Phat Fashions. The runway diva-
turned-fashion mogul announced her
departure to E! Online, stating
it’s time to pursue other ventures
after spending more than a decade
at the brands she helped to launch.