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REV. RUN AND WIFE ADOPT BABY GIRL: Miley Justine Simmons to make her ‘Run’s House’ debut in January December 28, 2007

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 11:01 am

Reverend Run and his wife Justine Simmons adopted a one-month-old American-born girl in September, according to Us magazine, and have named her Miley Justine Simmons.     

       The newest addition to the Simmons clan will make her debut on the family’s MTV reality series, “Run’s House,” when the show returns in January.

 

       The couple decided to adopt Miley – now 4 months – soon after the death of their newborn baby Victoria Anne omphalocele, a birth defect in which the infant’s intestine or other abdominal organs stick out of the belly button. The baby died one hour after her birth on Sept. 26th of last year.

 

       Justine said: “People say, ‘You need to mourn,’ and you do, but only a little because the more you mourn, the more you want to mourn.  I would have landed in depression. I wanted a girl really bad, and I knew I wasn’t going to try again.  That could have really messed me up.”

 

       Miley joins biological siblings Russy, Diggy; and half siblings Jo-Jo, Angela and Vanessa, the children of Rev. Run and his ex-wife Valerie Vaughn.

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MEL B. AND EX-HUSBAND IN CUSTODY FIGHT: Dad doesn’t want Scary Spice dragging 9-year-old daughter around on Spice Girl tour

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 10:57 am

TMZ.com is reporting that Spice Girl Melanie Brown and her ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar were in a little custody tug-of-war over their almost 9-year-old daughter, Phoenix.

 

       At issue was the singer’s insistence on taking the girl on the road during her current Spice Girl tour. According to the Web site, Gulzar refused to alter his visitation schedule with Brown – the custodial parent – while she travels from city to city.       

       But Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider has denied Gulzar’s bid to keep Phoenix at home, TMZ reports.      

        Scary Spice, who is represented by powerhouse attorney Goldie Schon, retains sole legal and physical custody of Phoenix, and Gulzar will have scheduled visitation over the next few months and on the child’s birthday.

 

Now Omarion Has Released A Statement; Calls Raz B A Liar

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 10:52 am

Omarion has released a statement now with his $.02. I still don’t know who to believe in this whole debacle, but I think that Omarion’s “statement” sounds like a big fat lie. PR drivel. I’d hate to be Chris’ publicist, or anyone affiliated with this whole mess. Their Christmas and New Year’s are officially in the toilet.

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Below please find a statement from Omarion regarding the accusations against Chris Stokes made by Demario “Raz B” Thorton and Ricardo Thorton.

“I want to be on the record as saying that “Raz B” Thorton and Ricardo Thorton are lying regarding Chris Stokes. Chris is a father figure to myself, and many others in the industry. He’s guided us, helped raised us and is nothing more than an inspiration and someone I respect to and look up to. I have spent countless hours, days, weeks and months with the man since the age of 5 and have never once seen him behave inappropriately.
He’s married to my aunt and I know this man very well. I stand behind him with no question whatsoever,” said Omarion.

“I have grown up around Chris and this is crazy to me. These people have damaged me, and my reputation and I won’t stand silent and will do all within my means to speak the truth about this matter,” said Omarion.

 

RAZ-B ON CHRIS STOKES

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 10:49 am

 

In two new video clips ex-B2K member Raz B airs out cousin/former manager Chris Stokes, alleging everything from molestation to shiesty business and personal practices. Raz’s brother Ricky [who looks like he is getting his weed situation together] also claims that he was forced to take showers with “the other boys.” Heavy, heavy.

I have been saying that something in the milk wasn’t clean about Chris but nooooo . . .

Ah well, I will say that I love the sepia tone of the vids. Somebody please give this man his own reality show on LOGO.

 

THINGS THEY SAY: SNOOP ON HIS FAMILY

Filed under: Hip Hip — Ryann Hayman @ 10:44 am

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, rapper Snoop Dogg discusses how the Hollywood life almost made him forget the importance of his family life. Snoop admits that he almost made the wrong decision by filing for divorce from his wife, Shante. Here’s what he had to say.

“I was going to split up with my wife. My wife wasn’t going to split up with me. You know, I was caught up. I was caught up with Hollywood, all the girls and the nightlife. I thought I was the man, and I was willing to give up what I had at home for that,” he says, “until I realized that what I had at home was irreplaceable. So I gave that up to go back home. I just don’t want another man raising my kids. That was the main goal. I had kids with my wife because I wanted to be with my wife. And those three babies are all wanted, and I wanted to be with them.”

 

BOW WOW UNABLE TO TAKE A JOKE: Omarion justifies partner’s reaction to BET prank; plus, more dates added to Bow’s tour with Chris Brown December 20, 2007

Filed under: Hip Hip — Ryann Hayman @ 5:30 pm

A flash of that hissy fit behavior Bow Wow says led to a cut finger and missed tour dates several weeks ago was on full display in leaked footage of a BET spoof interview that went horribly wrong.

 

       Omarion and Bow Wow were just beginning a joint interview for BET’s “The Black Carpet” when Bow got upset, cut off the interview and stormed off claiming interviewer Touré was being too disrespectful with the questions.

 

       “Do you take moves from people like Chris Brown?” Toure had asked O. Toure also pointed out that Lil Wayne’s chain is bigger than Bow Wow’s, and praised O for being dope in the “Naked” video – which was actually Marcus Houston. Toure then began to yawn during one of O’s answers. But it wasn’t until he checked Bow Wow for using his phone during the interview that the young rapper freaked out.      

       “You pay my bills, bruh? Real talk. …Don’t ask this man is he taking moves from Chris Brown, and don’t ask no other disrespectful-ass, stupid-ass questions,” Bow Wow said to Toure as he got up to leave. “You got a problem with it you can holler at me.” [See video footage below.]           

       What Bow Wow didn’t know was that Toure’s questions and comments were all part of a BET prank that was discussed with the pair’s label beforehand. The interview was to be used for an upcoming “Punk’d”-style show called “Hell Interview.”        

      MTV caught up with Omarion Tuesday to get his take on the whole prank gone awry. The singer says there are no grudges, but he still has Bow’s back and wishes that people would take them more seriously.

 

      “Everything is good, man,” he said. “You know how it is, sometimes when you’re coming up in the game and you as young as we have been, sometimes people think they can — not necessarily push us around, but they feel they can play with us like that. If it had been 50 Cent or Game or any other man who would have stepped up in that interview, it would have went a lot differently. We want our respect, man. We want our respect as men. You don’t just throw a man in a spoof interview and disrespect him. You have to respectfully talk to him. We didn’t know it was a spoof, but I’m a little bit different when we handle situations. I’m very mild-tempered. I like to think about what I do before I do it. Bow gets upset.”

 

       Their joint LP, “Face Off,” is in stores now.       

       And speaking of Chris Brown, Bow Wow is currently a co-headliner on the crooner’s “Ford Presents Up Close & Personal Holiday Exclusive Tour,” which has just announced the addition of more than a dozen dates, including a third show in Universal City, CA and a second performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The outing is now scheduled to wrap Feb. 2 in Honolulu, HI. An updated itinerary is listed below the video of Bow Wow’s temper tantrum.

 

Bow Wow Goes Off During BET’s Prank Interview

Updated list of the Ford Presents Up Close & Personal Holiday Exclusive Tour:

December 2007
19 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
20 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
22 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
23 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
26 – Sunrise, FL – BankAtlantic Center
29 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
30-31 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre

January 2008
3 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
4 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
5 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
6 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
8 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum
10 – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center
11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
12 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena
13 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
14 -Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
18 – Vienna, VA – Patriot Center
19 – Charlotte, NC – Cricket Center
20 – Atlantic City, NJ – Taj Mahal
21 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
25 – Hartford, CT – Hartford Civic Center Coliseum
26 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
27 – Cleveland, OH – CSU/Quicken Loans Arena
29 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
30 – Columbus, OH – venue to be announced
31 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center

February 2008
2 – Honolulu, HI – Neal S. Blaisdell Center

 

R. KELLY MISSES COURT DUE TO TOUR BUS DRAMA: Judge threatens arrest warrant after sleepy drivers pulled off the road

Filed under: Entertainment,General News — Ryann Hayman @ 5:28 pm

R. Kelly was threatened with an arrest warrant yesterday after he missed a court date in Chicago, reportedly due to his tour buses being ordered off the road for eight hours in Utah.

 

      According to the Associated Press, Kelly’s attorney, Ed Genson, told Judge Vincent Gaughan that the artist was not present because his tour bus was stopped by Utah State Police on its journey from a concert date in Sacramento, Calif., to Chicago.

 

      Genson said the four buses were pulled over after police clocked them going 100 mph. The investigating trooper then noticed that the drivers seemed to be fatigued. The officer requested to see the buses’ log books and found they didn’t document enough rest time for the driver. Police then ordered the bus to stop for eight hours, Genson said.

 

       Cook County prosecutors asked the judge to issue the bench warrant anyway, saying the court had already been generous in allowing him to go on tour.     

       “The very least he could do is be here for his appointed court date,” said Assistant State’s Attorney Shauna Boliker.      

       The judge entered the arrest warrant for Kelly, but put it on hold until this morning, when he ordered the singer to appear in court. At today’s rescheduled hearing, Gaughan is expected to set a trial date in the case, which has been pending since 2002.