Month: April 2010 (Page 1 of 3)

Prison guard claims she was fired for sneaking peek at Lil Wayne

A Rikers prison guard claims she was fired after being falsely accused of sneaking a peek at rapper Lil Wayne, reports the NY Daily News.
“I don’t even like rap,” said Amelia Negron, 33. “I like rock and alternative music and didn’t know much about him when they said I tried to see him. None of it’s true.
“The door to the area was unlocked, and so I went in to say hello, and that officer said, ‘Hey, you can’t be here. We’ve got a celeb here.’ I said, ‘Okay, no problem,’ turned around and left,” Negron said about the March 10th incident.
Negron plans to file a federal suit, claiming she was the victim of discrimination and harassment.

Sandra Bullock reveals African American son

After recently filing for divorce from husband Jessie James, actress Sandra Bullock reveals to People magazine that in January she adopted a baby boy.  Her 3½-month-old son, Louis Bardo Bullock was born in New Orleans.
“He’s just perfect, I can’t even describe him any other way,” Bullock told People. “It’s like he’s always been a part of our lives.”
The couple began the adoption process four years ago but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Oscars.  Ten days after the awards, the couple separated after reports of James cheating surfaced.  Bullock plans to finalize the adoption as a single parent.

Tax accountant that sells books featured in Jet Mag

Check out the article that I’ve written in the Money section of Jet magazine available on newsstands now. British actor Idris Elba is featured on the cover. The Yielding Profits from Books article (pg. 23) features a tax accountant that sells books as a side hustle.

Denzel Washington stars in Broadway ‘Fences’

Denzel Washington is starring in the Broadway production of August Wilson’s Fences, which opened Monday night. Washington plays the lead role Troy Maxson, a Pittsburgh garbage collector struggling with racism in 1957.  Viola Davis plays his wife Rose.

Video: Nas and Damian Marley – ‘As We Enter’

Nas and Damian Marley released the video for their first single “As We Enter” from their joint album, Distant Relatives, which is due on May 18.

Michelle Obama discusses Chicago, White House and Beyonce


First Lady Michelle Obama recently  talked to local elementary students at the White House during Take Our Daughters to Work Day.  She answered questions from the children about being First Lady, Chicago and her favorite music.

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New Artist: Hal Linton- ‘Mind Control’


After touring the country last year with Estelle and Solange Knowles, emerging R&B singer Hal Linton is preparing his new album, Return from the Future.  Check out his soulful new single, “Mind Control.”

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Lauren London talks about being Lil Wayne’s baby mama

Actress Lauren London talks with Access Hollywood’s Quddus about her six-month-old son, getting back into Hollywood and Lil Wayne’s fathering skills.

Video: Maxwell performs ‘Fistful of Tears’ on Dancing with the Stars


R&B crooner Maxwell performed his single, “Fistful of Tears” Tuesday night on Dancing with the Stars.

Guru of Gang Starr dies from cancer

Rapper Guru (born Keith Elam) of the rap group Gang Starr died Monday at age 47.  He discovered he had multiple myeloma last summer and was hospitalized for related respiratory problems in February, reports the New York Times.  He then slipped into a coma and did not recover.
Guru is survived by his parents, two brothers, a sister and his son Keith Casim.

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