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DONDA WEST’S HAIRDRESSER RELEASES VOICEMAIL: ‘Inside Edition’ nabs message left on answering machine and retrieved day after her death November 28, 2007

Filed under: General News — Ryann Hayman @ 8:56 pm

A message left by Donda West on the answering machine of her hairdresser was obtained by “Inside Edition” and featured on its Web site Tuesday. (Click here to listen or scroll down to read.)


      Charlay Thomas said the message was left one day before she underwent plastic surgery from Dr. Jan Adams. But Thomas didn’t listen to the message until the day after West’s death on Nov. 10.


      In the message, Donda West was attempting to make an appointment for Thomas to cornrow her hair before going in for surgery.


      The message is as follows:


“How are you? It’s Miss West. How’s everything going? I hope you get this message soon because it’s possible I need something from you, like, immediately. I hope everything is going great for you and the girls. I just decided at the last minute that it would be nice if my hair were cornrowed. I am going to go have my procedure done tomorrow and I’m getting every single thing from my neck to my knees. So, anyway, call me. I’ll tell you about that. Call me back. Call me so we can talk about it. Bye.”


       The following day, Dr. Jan Adams performed a tummy tuck, liposuction and a breast reduction on Donda West. Dr. Adams has denied any wrongdoing in West’s death


FOXY BROWN BACK IN GEN-POP: ‘Punitive segregation’ ends early for rapper due to good behavior

Filed under: Hip Hip — Ryann Hayman @ 8:55 pm

She may still be in prison, but Foxy Brown is back among the general population at Rikers Island after officials there ended her “punitive segregation” 36 days early.


      According to reports, the rapper’s 76-day detention was suspended after only 40 days due to good behavior.


      The Web site reports: “We’re told that she was one of four female inmates given early release among the 20-plus in the unit, and our source stressed that she received neither celebrity nor holiday treatment.”


       Foxy, born Inga Marchand, was initially banished to solitary for shoving another inmate and refusing to give a urine sample.



Filed under: Hip Hip — Ryann Hayman @ 8:41 pm

Lil’ Wayne covers the December 07/January 08 edition of Complex magazine. Weezy discusses his lifestyle, how he handles beef and his issue with the Clipse. Check out the excerpt below.According to Lil’ Wayne he doesn’t get his goons to handle his beef, he does it himself. Here’s what he had to say.

“You’d expect me to pay somebody to do it? You supposed to be able to do anything in this world. That’s what Martin Luther King told me. He ain’t never put a specific on what to [do]. He said you can do anything. ‘Kill’ falls under that.”

Weezy is one funny cocky dude. Let’s hope XXL & Vibe are taking notes on what makes a decent looking cover. Anywhoo, click here  to read more or simply cop the magazine when it hits newsstands on Dec. 11th.


Surviving the Holidays Together November 27, 2007

Filed under: Romance — Ryann Hayman @ 8:41 pm

While the magic of the holiday season might be all around us, sometimes we can get a little off-track trying to deal with life’s extra stresses during this time of year. Unfortunately, the one who usually ends up getting the brunt of the foul moods often ends up being our partner. This year make a promise to put each other at the top of your priorities. Below are 10 ways you can show your love and respect for your sweetheart AND help make this holiday season memorable and romantic!

  1. Don’t try to change your partner or expect them to fit your ideals. Learn to accept them exactly how they are. This is especially pertinent around the holidays. The time spent trying to fit your partner into a mold could be better spent shared together enjoying this special time of year. Surprisingly enough, the more you leave your partner alone about small things, the more they will actually start to change anyway!
  2. Pay attention. Take the time to listen to what your partner is actually saying to you. This is especially true around busy and stressful events. If you see your partner getting flustered about something, stop them and tell them it’s okay and you’re there for them no matter what. Taking these extra, loving steps can turn any life event into something truly special.
  3. Focus more on your partner’s positive attributes rather than their negative ones. No one likes to be reminded of their faults and, let’s face it, no one’s perfect either. Life would be pretty boring if we all were. Instead of looking at the negative attributes, remind yourself we are ALL growing and learning new things. You never know, there might be one day when you need someone to do the same for you!
  4. If you feel yourself getting angry, stop and really look at what you’re getting angry over. Is it something you will care about in a few months or even a few days? If not, let it go. While it’s important to release your emotions, it’s also important to realize what is actually worth arguing over and…what is not. Remember, just because your partner doesn’t agree with you on something, it doesn’t mean they are not understanding you or seeing your point of view.
  5. Give each other space when needed. When you feel your partner is stressing because they haven’t taken the time for themselves, help them out. Give them the opportunity to enjoy a night doing whatever they want to do. Run a bubble bath, send them out with the guys or do whatever you know will help them de-stress. Then let them return the favor!
  6. Let them know you care. Know your partner’s interests and encourage their activity in them. So your partner wants to spend the day watching football or shopping to catch all the after-holiday sales? Make a compromise! During the day, you both do what you want to do, then agree to do something romantic that evening such as going out to a candlelight dinner.
  7. Occasionally do some of their chores as a surprise. This will definitely be appreciated during the holiday season! If you’re hosting your holiday events, help your partner out by cleaning the place and preparing the meals. Or, if you have kids, help keep them occupied so you can both get things done more effectively.
  8. Respect your partner’s feelings. If they are under stress, give them some space and love. Write little notes of appreciation and thanks then leave them for your partner to find. Or, stop and tell them how special they are every so often. By doing this, you’re letting your partner know that what they are doing is appreciated and wanted. Who wouldn’t feel less stressed by that?
  9. Treat your partner as your equal. The golden rule of relationships! When you’re around friends and family members, it can be quite easy to disrespect your partner this way… often without knowing you did it. Pay special attention around family members who may not like your partner.
  10. Communicate. Sit down and have a heart-to-heart every once in a while. With the busy schedules around the holidays, it’s important to stop and have a daily check-in with each other, if for no other reason than to keep your sanity. Everyone needs an anchor, this season agree to be each others!

Love Tip Jar

Filed under: Romance — Ryann Hayman @ 8:40 pm

Are you competitive? Do you love your partner? Then this is the perfect game for you! Using the Love Tip Jar, you can have some fun competing for the win while also realizing the love and appreciation you have for each other.

This is a game that can be played once, a few times, or as an ongoing way to show your love for each other. This unique idea is to amplify awareness of each other’s good deeds, support, appreciation, and gratitude while also having fun. The outcome is increased intimacy, trust, and respect for each other.
How To Play

  • Designate one jar as your tip jar and another for your partner.
  • Each time your love does something that you appreciate tip them with coins, chocolate kisses, M&M’s, or anything else small enough to fill the jars.
  • Choose an end date to Round 1 of your competition. You can choose to keep score for a week or a month at a time. Another idea would be to choose special dates like holidays coming up such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.
  • At the end of each round, whoever has the most tips gets treated to a romantic evening. Depending on the your preferences, you could agree that the winner plans the evening or that the winner gets surprised with the plans.
  • Take your winnings and losses as your drive to improve your game for Round 2. Try and outdo your love by telling them how much you love them, leaving love notes for them, massaging their shoulders, being helpful around the house, doing things they’ve been asking you to do for forever, or anything else that will win you “tips.”

The Only Rule:
Don’t skimp on tipping your partner otherwise this game could backlash and the opposite effect will be achieved.

Tip your partner every time you see something that makes you feel lucky to be with that person, every time you watch them do something that makes your heart melt, and every time they do something that shows the pieces of their character that you value so much in them. Tip whenever they do something that make you feel good.


REDSKINS’ SEAN TAYLOR DIES: NFL player victim of gun violence from home intruder

Filed under: General News — Ryann Hayman @ 8:36 pm

Washington Redskins football player Sean Taylor has died of a gunshot wound he suffered early Monday morning in his Miami home.


      Richard Sharpstein, Taylor’s attorney and family friend told CNN that Taylor’s, father, Peter “Pedro” Taylor, called him about 5 a.m. to tell him the football star was dead.


      “His father called and said he was with Christ and he cried and thanked me,” said Sharpstein. “It’s a tremendously sad and unnecessary event. He was a wonderful, humble, talented young man, and had a huge life in front of him. Obviously God had other plans.”


      Taylor, 24, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he had been taken after being shot once in the leg early Monday morning. Police are investigating the incident as a possible home invasion.


      The bullet severed Taylor’s femoral artery, causing massive blood loss. He underwent seven hours of surgery, and there were some initially optimistic signs after he emerged from the operation early Monday evening. Described at first as “unresponsive and unconscious,” Taylor had squeezed a doctor’s hand and made facial expressions, Redskins officials and a family friend said, providing some hope.


      “Maybe he was trying to say goodbye or something,” Sharpstein said.


      The 24-year-old Redskins safety was shot early Monday in the upper leg, damaging an artery and causing significant blood loss, reports the AP.


      Miami-Dade Police were investigating the attack, which came just eight days after an intruder was reported at Taylor’s home. Officers were dispatched about 1:45 a.m. Monday after Taylor’s girlfriend called 911. Taylor was airlifted to the hospital.


      Sharpstein said Taylor’s girlfriend told him the couple was awakened by loud noises, and Taylor grabbed a machete he keeps in the bedroom for protection. Someone then broke through the bedroom door and fired two shots, one missing and one hitting Taylor, Sharpstein said. Taylor’s 1-year-old daughter, Jackie, was also in the house at the time, but neither she nor Taylor’s girlfriend were injured.


       According to reports, Monday’s incident is the third attempted break-in to occur at his home since last Monday (Nov. 19).


Nas Gets Pushed Back…No One Is Surprised

Filed under: Hip Hip — Ryann Hayman @ 8:34 pm


With all the controversy surrounding this album, people didn’t realize that “Oh there’s been no single for this ‘new record.’” It was supposed to be dropping next month, but Jay-Z needs to finish promoting his mental diarrhea before anyone else on Def Jam gets the chance to have a life in the music business;

So far there’s been a lot of talk about Nas’ controversially titled new LP, Nigger, but no music. The man — and the album’s title — has caused incitement and excitement without the public hearing a single note or rap.

Nas had originally planned to put the project out next month, but according to his camp, the album has been pushed to February: Black History Month. Nas told MTV News the first single will drop sometime in January.