Singer Houston Gouges Eye In Suicide Attempt

R&B singer Houston has reportedly attempted suicide by gouging out his eye while on tour in London. According to reports, Houston tried to jump off a balcony, but was stopped by his security detail. After he was prevented from leaping, he then was locked in a bathroom, where he gouged out one of his eyes…. Read more »



Pics of Nelly And Ashanti In Anguilla Circulate

Intimate pictures of Nelly and Ashanti have begun doing steady rounds on the World Wide Web even though the pair has generally denied that they are romantically involved. The company that takes credit for the pictures is Insight News and Features and it’s a celebrity stock photography agency based in New York and London. "The… Read more »



Makeup Artist Files $25 Million Rape Lawsuit Against Snoop

An Emmy Award winning makeup artist has filed a lawsuit against Snoop Dogg, claiming the multi-platinum rapper and several associates raped her following a January 2003 taping of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” According to the lawsuit, Bell “applied and removed makeup for Snoop from January 28-30, in Snoop’s dressing room in the El Capitan Theater."… Read more »



Nas’ Baby’s Mother To Release All In Tell-All Book

Carmen Bryan, mother of Nas’ 10-year-old daughter Destiny recently emerged from seclusion and penned a tell-all autobiography highlighting her sexual and personal encounters in the entertainment industry. The book, "Sex Drugs And Hip-Hop – Oh And Did I Mention Love" is a first person account clearing alleged rumors and detailing her experiences with celebrities such… Read more »



ego trip Brain Collective Presents ‘Race-O-Rama’ With VH1

Ego trip, the collective brains behind VH1’s "TV’s Illest Minority Moments" (last February), has partnered with VH1 once more to present "Race-O-Rama," another humorous observation of race in America, to air in February. The "Race-O-Rama" series examines the nation’s race issues – which ego trip deems "the new pornography," – with three one-hour shows, "Blackaphobia,"… Read more »



Diddy Looking For New Distributor For Bad Boy?

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs is reportedly in talks with several labels to discuss a new distribution deal for his record company Bad Boy, according to the New York Times.   Currently, Bad Boy is distributed by Universal, which signed on to partner with Puff in 2003 for an estimated $20 million.  The contract, however, expires next year… Read more »



Lil Kim’s Manager Pleads Guilty To Shooting, Kim Stands Trial Feb. 28

Lil’ Kim’s manager Damion Butler pleaded guilty yesterday for his participating in a broad-daylight shootout in front of Hot 97’s New York offices in February of 2001, which was allegedly sparked by a rivalry between members of Lil’ Kim’s entourage and associates of Capone-N-Noreaga. Prosecutors claim that Butler and bodyguard Suif Jackson shot at Capone-N-Noreaga’s… Read more »



The Game’s Black Wall Street Label Issues A Statement On Radio Incident, Shooting

Following a series of violent incidents this past week, including a shooting at Game’s Compton home and an alleged altercation at a radio station, the rapper’s camp has responded accordingly. Reports have surfaced recently that Game and his manager Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond allegedly assaulted Maryland radio station personality Xzulu, apparently due to a comment Xzulu… Read more »



Funk Flex Lands Deal With Castrol Motor Oil

BP Lubricants USA motor oil has entered into a two-year agreement with Funkmaster Flex and the popular DJ will now help promote Castrol Syntec motor oil through his various auto-related entertainment businesses. Under terms of the agreement, Flex will market the Castrol Syntec brand. Castrol snagged TV, radio, print, Internet and photographic rights for a… Read more »



Paul Wall Remixing T.I.’s ‘Urban Legend’

Quickly tailing the gold-selling success of his latest studio album, Urban Legend, Atlanta-based rapper T.I. recently acquired Paul Wall to exclusively produce a “chopped & screwed” edition of his critically and commercially acclaimed disc through his Grand Hustle/Atlantic imprint. "T.I. is a phenomenal artist," Paul Wall told "He showed me a lot of love… Read more »