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A woman who claimed to have worked as a call girl alongside Eliot Spitzer’s prostitute Ashley Dupre is rumored to have had a more intimate relationship with Lenny Kravitz, but a rep for the rocker says the reports are not true.     

       Natalie McLennan, who wrote a memoir about her experiences as a hooker, is the subject of much blog gossip claiming that she and Kravitz were romantically linked.       

       But a rep for the musician tells the New York Daily News, “(The story is) an absolute fabrication. Lenny Kravitz does not know nor has he slept with this woman.”      

       Dupre, meanwhile, was exposed as the prostitute frequented by former New York governor Eliot Spitzer. He was forced to resign earlier this year when the news was made public.




Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz and Sean “Diddy” Combs were among the celebs who flew down to Miami’s South Beach on Saturday for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.


      The trio all scored front row seats to the runway extravaganza, which took place this year at the Fontainebleau Resort with a musical performance by Usher.


       Other famous faces in the audience included Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Martha Stewart and John Stamos – all in the front row – and Aubrey O’Day, who sat in Row 5, according to E! Online.


       “At the official after party at LIV, Diddy, Terrence Howard and the VS models had their own VIP area on the stage, while all other stars in attendance had to settle for tables on the dance floor stocked with bottles of Belvedere,” E! Online reported.


       “Heidi Klum opted to avoid the packed club, instead heading to Blade with hubby Seal. The lovey dovey duo held hands and sipped champagne as they hung with Usher and Lenny Kravitz. And although A-Rod skipped the VS show, he made a late night appearance at Blade.”      

       Among the VS Angels strutting the runway were Heidi Klum, Alessandria Ambrosia, Miranda Kerr and Karolina Kurkova. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs Dec. 3 on CBS.


‘Mr. Man’; Curtis Scoon script; Anna Deavere Smith play; Claudia Jordan sues; Kravitz cancels Canadian tour November 7, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 12:05 pm
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Oprah Winfrey told her audience Wednesday that she had no idea whose shoulders she was resting on when cameras caught her bawling during Barack Obama’s speech Tuesday night in Chicago’s Grant Park. The media, however, has identified him as an Obama campaign worker from California. Co-worker Karen Wark says the man in pictures is Sam Perry, who worked at the Silicon Valley for Obama office. Wark couldn’t give other details about Perry or his trip to Chicago. Oprah thanked the guy she called “Mr. Man” for letting her cry on his shoulder.


       *The New York Post is reporting that Curtis Scoon, once a suspect in the 2002 murder of rap legend Jam Master Jay, is shopping a screenplay about another infamous Queens slaying. Scoon, who was never arrested in connection with Jay’s killing, tells Page Six he’s pitching a story based on Police Officer Edward Byrne’s 1988 shooting death in the line of duty. Scoon has recently worked as a co-producer on BET’s “American Gangster.”


       *Award-winning playwright and performer Anna Deavere Smith concludes a 3-day run of her new one-woman play, The Arizona Project, exploring “women’s relationships to justice and the law,” tomorrow (Nov. 8) in Phoenix, AZ. The play was commissioned by Bruce Ferguson, director of Future Arts Research (F.A.R.), a new artist-driven research program at Arizona State University. According to a statement, it “was inspired by an ongoing series of initiatives of the advocacy group Arizona Lawyers Honoring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.” Smith presents “several interwoven monologues in this one-woman performance, drawing verbatim from a series of interviews she conducted over the course of three weeks in 2008.”


       *TMZ.com is reporting that “Deal or No Deal” models Claudia Jordan, Aubrie Lemon and Lauren Shiohama have sued Nervous Tattoos photo agency claiming it hired them for an Ed Hardy billboard but were never paid the promised $600 for the one day shoot. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court, the three suitcase holders are also seeking $54,000 in penalties.       

       *Lenny Kravitz has cancelled the Canadian leg of his current tour due to illness, reports Live Daily. “Following rave reviews and record attendances across Canada it is with great regret that Lenny Kravitz has had to cancel the remainder of his Canadian tour,” reads an announcement posted at Kravitz’s MySpace page, “Lenny is suffering from severe throat problems that have resulted in him not being able to sing or even talk.” The announcement goes on to say that “2009 will be a huge year for Lenny with a world tour that will play heavily in the US and Canada. Lenny looks forward to seeing all of his Canadian fans again at this time and once again apologizes for the very unforeseen cancellation.”


Morgan’s drunk days; Zoe Kravitz’s new man; Gossett Jr. moved by Mandela; Mary Mary’s ‘Sound’; Grace Jones’ fit November 4, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 11:19 am
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Tracy Morgan continues to work on his sobriety, but recently told Complex magazine about a time during his drinking days when he stayed way past his welcome during a recent jam at Prince’s house. “I got kicked out of Prince’s house,” the “30 Rock” star said. “The last time he won a Grammy, we went to [his] party. Free booze all night. Prince had his band in the living room. Everybody left the house except for me and my boy. It was 6 o’clock, 7 o’clock in the morning, the sun was coming up, and we were still drinking. And Prince and his wife were at the door in their pajamas and said, ‘Come on, Tracy, you’ve got to go.'”


       *Speaking of Prince, Lenny Kravitz’s 19-year-old daughter, Zoe showed up to his recent Gansevoort Hotel rooftop gig with her new boyfriend of two weeks, MGMT frontman Andrew VanWyngarden.  The New York Post’s Page Six says they are “inseparable.” VanWyngarden was most recently linked with Kirsten Dunst.      

       *Lou Gossett Jr. was making a movie in South Africa when, after years of anger over racism and becoming an alcoholic like his father, he had an epiphany.  “I was looking out at Robben Island, where Mandela spent 27 years in prison, and I burst into tears,” Gossett tells the New York Daily News, “because there is absolutely nothing that ever happened in my life to compare to what that man went through and what his people went through. I said, ‘What the hell am I doing?’ I did worse to myself than any person, white or black, did to me.”


       *R&B/gospel duo Mary Mary is riding high on the Billboard charts this week with their critically-acclaimed new album “The Sound,” heralded as “Praiseworthy” by People magazine. Released on Oct. 21, “The Sound” is currently the nation’s No. 1 Gospel album as it makes its “Hot Shot” debut on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart and the Top Christian & Gospel charts at No. 1 while becoming this week’s “Greatest Gainer” rocketing from No. 22 to No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.


      *Former Bond girl Grace Jones reportedly had a fit Wednesday when a partygoer accidentally stepped on her fur coat at the London shindig for new 007 movie “Quantum of Solace.”  A witness tells Britain’s Daily Mirror: “The guy looked totally freaked out. He accidentally brushed past Grace and stepped on her fur coat which didn’t go down well. He didn’t know where to put himself when she started yelling. Grace can be quite scary. He just kept apologizing and then ran as soon as her friends stepped in.”



Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 3:37 pm
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Lisa Bonet has officially announced that she is expecting her third child, reports People magazine.      

       The star of ABC’s new drama “Life on Mars says: “I’m seven months and I feel great. I’ve had a tremendous amount of energy, which is lucky, because I have a 14-month-old.”      

       Bonet, 40, and her boyfriend of two years, actor Jason Momoa, have 14-month-old daughter Lola. The actress also has 19-year-old daughter Zoe Kravitz with rocker Lenny Kravitz.      

       The actress, best known for her role as Denise on “The Cosby Show,” has no plans to find out whether a son will be joining the two daughters.       

       “When my friends ask me, I say, ‘I really don’t know,'” she says. “I love the mystery and I trust the mystery about it. It adds a whole other component at the end.”



Kerry Washington And Lenny Kravitz? October 7, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment,Romance — Ryann Hayman @ 8:27 pm
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Actress Kerry Washington was spotted this weekend at the Louis Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week with rocker Lenny Kravitz.

Nothing against Lenny, but let’s hope they are just friends and nothing more.

If not, there are going to be a lot of disappointed single Black men out there knowing that they lost out on Kerry Washington to a tattooed guitarist who was caught kissing Naomi Campbell last week in Paris.


LENNY KRAVITZ SHOOTS DOWN REVOLVER RUMOR: Internet chatter has rocker band’s next lead singer August 15, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 2:13 am

Lenny Kravitz says he is not trying to become the new lead singer of Velvet Revolver, despite rumors that have been running wild on the Internet.


      The recent bitter exit of front man Scott Weiland set off a bunch of Web chatter that Kravitz has filled the vacancy, joining guitarists Slash and Dave Kushner, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum.


       There were even reports that Kravitz had joined the group for rehearsals in recent weeks, as they continue work on the follow-up to 2007’s “Libertad.”      

       However, Kravitz, who appeared at the V Festival in the UK over the weekend, says the reports are wrong.      

       “I know and love the Velvet Revolver guys but there is no truth to the story about me joining their band,” he told Rolling Stone.