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Michael Jackson Tribute Cause Heavy D’s Death?

Michael Jackson Tribute Cause Heavy D’s Death?

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According to TMZ, Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis … and a long flight back to L.A. from a Michael Jackson memorial concert may have been a contributing factor.A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of one or more arteries in the lungs — most often caused by blood clots which travel in from other parts of he body. In Heavy’s case, the clot…

John Legend Proposes To Model Chrissy Teigen

John Legend Proposes To Model Chrissy Teigen

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    John Legend and his model partner Chrissy Teigen are engaged. The Green Light singer, 32, popped the question to his new fiancée, 26, while holidaying in the Maldives last week. A representative confirmed their plans to wed.   Read More.

Common’s “Hell on Wheels”Coming Back For Second Season

Common’s “Hell on Wheels”Coming Back For Second Season

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    Common’s hit Western, “Hell on Wheels,” has been picked up for a second season according to The Hollywood Reporter. After debuting in November to an impressive 4.4M viewers, AMC has decided to continue their adventure into the wild west with the conscious rapper. “Hell on Wheels” is the fifth of six original AMC series to go beyond the “freshman” season. The show was originally the most popular series…

Will and Jada Sell Their Hawaii Mansion for $6.5 Million Profit

Will and Jada Sell Their Hawaii Mansion for $6.5 Million Profit

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    Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are ending the year with a little extra cash in the bank after selling their seven-acre Hawaii vacation home for a cool $20 million. The celeb couple bought the 2,200-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Kauai for only $13.5 million in December 2009, which means the pair are walking away with a $6.5 million profit off the home in only two years. Source.

Yung Vito Turns Himself In For The Murder Of Slim Dunkin

Yung Vito Turns Himself In For The Murder Of Slim Dunkin

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    Atlanta police have just arrested Vinson Hardimon, also known as rapper Yung Vito, for the murder of   Mario Denzel Hamilton, also known as rapper Slim Dunkin. As previously reported, Slim Dunkin’s mother plead for his killer to turn himself in at her son’s burial. Source.

Nelly’s Dilemma; Sued By American Express Over Credit Card Bill

Nelly’s Dilemma; Sued By American Express Over Credit Card Bill

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    According to TMZ. Nelly ran up a $20,403.64 credit card bill with American Express — which seems totally reasonable for a big name rap star. Just one problem … AMEX says he never paid it! The credit card company filed a lawsuit against Nelly (real name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr) in Missouri back in October to try and get their money back (plus another $3,000 in attorney’s fees). So…

Rapper Young Buck’s Bankruptcy:  He May Even Lose His Stage Name

Rapper Young Buck’s Bankruptcy: He May Even Lose His Stage Name

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    Rapper Young Buck could lose his name and other assets in a bankruptcy case that the rapper says is frustrating his attempts to sign with a new record label. Davidson County Bankruptcy Judge George Paine converted the artist’s bankruptcy from Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation this week. The trustee administering his estate has said she plans to sell the trademarked “Young Buck” name along with other…

Rapper ‘Tyler, the Creator’ Arrested For Felony Vandalism After Club’s Soundboard

Rapper ‘Tyler, the Creator’ Arrested For Felony Vandalism After Club’s Soundboard

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    The rapper known as “Tyler, the Creator,” was arrested after authorities say he got rowdy following a show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. A Los Angeles County sheriff said the rapper was arrested Thursday night after he appeared in a show by his group, Odd Future, and destroyed the Sunset Strip nightclub’s electronic soundboard. Read More.

Marlon, Tito and Jackie Reuniting To Form The Jackson 3

Marlon, Tito and Jackie Reuniting To Form The Jackson 3

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    The Jacksons may be coming back together…without Michael, that is.  Marlon, Jackie and Tito have announced that they are planning to come back as The Jackson 3.  The decision was made during a recent trip to Japan.  Apparently, the men were so proud of the way they performed in Tokyo that they decided to make it official. The trio will embark on an 18 – 20 concert tour…

Waka Flocka & Gucci Mane Sparing No Expense To Lay Slim Dunkin To Rest In Style

Waka Flocka & Gucci Mane Sparing No Expense To Lay Slim Dunkin To Rest In Style

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    According to TMZ Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane are throwing down big $$$ to cover funeral expenses for a fellow Atlanta rapper — who was brutally gunned down last week — lavishing their fallen comrade with elaborate memorial arrangements. Rapper Slim Dunkin (center) — real name Mario Hamilton — was shot and killed Friday night inside an Atlanta recording studio … after a verbal altercation with an…

India Arie’s Former Manager Suing Her For Tanking Her Own Career

India Arie’s Former Manager Suing Her For Tanking Her Own Career

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        It’s been a long time since India Arie has been on the music scene, but her former manager says that’s her own fault. Noreen Nalli is suing India, saying she still owes her money from when she managed her from 2005-2009, and that India sabotaged her own career, costing the manager even more money. She claims India constantly canceled shows, rejected offers to perform, and would…

Maya Angelou Furious at Rapper Common for Putting Her on a Song with the N-Word In It

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Black Like Moi reports. Maya Angelou has some nasty words for the rapper Common.  Angelou told the New York Post that she’s horrified that Common put her on a song that has the N-word all over it.  In the song “The Dreamer,” Common uses an Angelou poem that she wrote and recited at his request. The poem Angelou recites reminds people of color to pursue their dreams and includes lines…

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Marriage Problems Caused By Their Children

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According to TMZ: Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith have bounced back from the separation rumors that plagued them earlier this year … and all stemmed from differing opinions on how to manage their superstar kids that caused the original strife. Sources close to the couple tell say they are doing “wonderful” now — but earlier this year, sources said there was tension between the two over how best…

Is It Ever Going to Stop? Rapper Slim Dunkin Murdered at Atlanta Music Studio

Is It Ever Going to Stop? Rapper Slim Dunkin Murdered at Atlanta Music Studio

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The rapper Slim Dunkin was shot and killed Friday night at an Atlanta studio, according to police.  The rapper, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, was shot outside the studio after an altercation with another man who possessed a handgun.   Atlanta police spokesperson Keith Meadows said this: “Now it’s my understanding prior to the video shoot, Mr. Hamilton became involved in a verbal altercation with another individual who we…

Janet Jackson Discusses Being The New Face of Nutrisystem

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    She’s long been known to trial with diet and exercise plans, which has seen her weight yo-yo up and down over the years. Now, Janet Jackson wants to help others with the battle with the bulge, by becoming the face and body of famed American weight loss company, Nutrisystem. The 45-year-old discussed being the new spokeswoman on Good Morning America, today. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO… via Janet Jackson…