: DJ Kay Slay is the latest in Hip-Hop to be hit with a lawsuit. The Drama King, real name Keith Grayson, is being taken to court for copyright infringement for his song “Angels Around Me” featuring 50 Cent and G Unit. The song which appeared on his Street Sweeper Volume 2: The Pain From The Game album is said to be an illegal sample of a song by two songwriters.
Those songwriters, Raymond and Richard Grant, claim… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 21, 2009 at 4:49pm —
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NBC
) -- A Memphis attorney has admitted to biting off part of a man's nose during a confrontation at a popular Midtown restaurant.
According to a lawsuit filed by Greg Herbers, Mark Lambert bit off and swallowed part of his nose during a dispute last June at Dish on South Cooper Street.
Lambert is a trial attorney with the Cochran Firm.
The incident at… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 21, 2009 at 10:30am —
) -- “Avatar,” James Cameron’s science- fiction epic, led the box office with $73 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales its opening weekend, a record for a 3-D movie that may aid in expanding the format.
The News Corp. film also had the second-best debut for a December release, Hollywood.com Box-Office said yesterday in an e-mailed statement.
“Avatar,” Cameron’s first movie since “Titanic,” ranks… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 21, 2009 at 5:52am —
: "That's sex texting, is what it is," Hurd explained. "For the ladies."
"She welcomes this," Hurd said of Ashanti's mother and manager, Tina Douglas, who had testified the day before that the picture -- intended for Ashanti -- had left her "terrified."
Hurd -- a 31-year-old car cleaner and Barbizon School of Modeling graduate from Indiana -- also claimed he was a rap… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 20, 2009 at 7:52am —
: After bursting onto the scene in late 2007, Poe Boy/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida has claimed a digital first. The Miami-based rapper's debut smash single "Low," from his debut album "Mail On Sunday," has been named the top-selling digital song of the decade with over 5.2 million digital downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In addition, his 2009 hit single "Right Round" ranks #11 this decade, with nearly 4… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 19, 2009 at 2:30pm —
: When we blogged about last week’s TMZ story regarding For the Love of Ray J contestant Danger’s recent stay at a psychiatric hospital, we mentioned that we reached out to her for a statement but hadn’t heard back. Well, now we have. Earlier this week, we spoke to Danger and she helped shade in more details about her stay in the hospital, the effects of her postpartum depression, her current mental state, her daughter, whether she’s… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 19, 2009 at 2:02pm —
: The Wayans brothers are facing legal action amid accusations from a former assistant they copied portions of the book 101 Ways To Know You're A Golddigger and published it as their own.
Jared Edwards, who worked for the family from 1995 to 2005, filed suit against Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans and St. Martin's Press in Manhattan federal court in New York on Thursday .
Edwards claims he wrote… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 19, 2009 at 9:18am —
: Qwanell Mosley aka Que has been dropped from DAY26. He confirmed that matter on his Twitter writing, "Wow..im soo hurt RT now i just recieved a letter from day26 saying they r moving foward without me...im so confused..what did i do?........."
Shortly after the news was spread all over the web, the band's member Willie Taylor opened up to WGCI radio during an interview, telling why they had to fire Que. "He was like… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 19, 2009 at 7:35am —
: A Paradise Valley High School music teacher whose students performed at one of President's Barack Obama inauguration events has been put on administrative leave after taking 40 students to eat at a Hooters in downtown Phoenix.
Mary Segall, a choir director at the northeast Phoenix school, accompanied choral students at a performance at Arizona Center last week. While there, the students ate lunch at the Hooters… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 17, 2009 at 7:47pm —
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: BARTOW, Fla. — James Bain used a cell phone for the first time Thursday, calling his elderly mother to tell her he had been freed after 35 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit.
Mobile devices didn't exist in 1974, the year he was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping a 9-year-old boy and raping him in a nearby field.
Neither did the sophisticated… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 17, 2009 at 6:03pm —
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC-TV
) - A 4-year-old boy, beer in hand, is accused of stealing Christmas presents from his neighbors. It's a strange story, but also a sad one.
April Wright is 21 years old and is going through a divorce with her husband who is in jail. She says she is not sure how her 4-year-old managed to get out of the house, open a… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 17, 2009 at 11:49am —
: Rihanna's 2009 was defined by one date: February 8. That's when she was assaulted by her then-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, after an argument on the eve of the Grammy Awards. And from day forward, Rihanna — who, thanks to a string of hits, had become a global star — took on a very different role.
It wasn't the kind of role we're used to seeing pop stars play, and for much of the year, Rihanna kept silent about it, even as… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 17, 2009 at 10:21am —
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: A police officer arrested a man after he allegedly pinched her backside as she waited in a checkout line at a South Dallas discount store.
Dallas police Sgt. Marcia Trejo said she was in full uniform and shopping for Christmas gifts for underprivileged children when she was assaulted at the store, Fallas Paredes.
"I could not believe it," said Trejo, a 27-year Dallas… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 16, 2009 at 1:30pm —
: Halle Berry is opening up about the domestic abuse her mother suffered at the hands of her father in the hopes of helping out battered women's shelters.
According to Britain's The Times newspaper, Halle has been volunteering at the Jenesse Center, a battered women's shelter in Los Angeles for years, but is just now starting to reveal this side of her life. The paper reported that the actress hopes the publicity… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 16, 2009 at 8:15am —
: Kelis wants to launch her own range of sauces.
The 'Milkshake' singer is now a certified saucier after taking a course at renowned London culinary school Le Cordon Bleu and she wants to share her taste bud-tickling skills with the world.
She said: "I want to have my own sauce line. I became a saucier in school.
"I love the lifestyle of a great meal. I think food, fashion and music all go… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 16, 2009 at 7:30am —
: Queens and New York are completely responsible for me
. You're a product of your environment and your experience.
My mom was the most influential person in my life, initially...
After my mom died, I went to live with my grandparents. There were nine of us living on my grandfather's salary, and you've got to pay the bills, so there ain't much there for you.
At school I had a way of… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 15, 2009 at 12:23pm —
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: NEW YORK -- The family of a Long Island woman found dead last week in Connecticut say they were the victims of a cruel hoax when they received text messages from their dead daughter's cell phone just days after her disappearance.
According to the mother and father of 24-year-old Rebecca Koster, the first text message was received Sunday, just a day after their child was reported… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 15, 2009 at 11:32am —
: Reggae singer Buju Banton was arrested last Thursday, December 10 in Florida on conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. According to Tampa Bay Online, Banton and some of his companions were imprisoned after trying to buy cocaine from an undercover police. He is facing a maximum 20-year prison sentence for the mentioned charge.
Banton, as said by the DEA affidavit,… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 15, 2009 at 7:40am —
: Rihanna has a crush on Megan Fox, and would love to film a lesbian scene with the 'Transformers' actress.
The singer was asked if she would ever consider taking on movie work in the future, to which she replied: "Hopefully - we are working on that idea right now."
As for what kind of storylines and roles the 'Russian Roulette' star would take on, Rihanna revealed: "I'd love to be an assassin. Either that or… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 8, 2009 at 1:29pm —
: Rumors have hit the internet that Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Nas may actually be featured on an "Empire State of Mind" remix.
According to BET.com, an eavesdropping source at a New York Giant's office allegedly overheard a conversation that would place the three rappers, each of whom who've had beef with one another at some point, on the same track.
Jay-Z and Nas took part in one of rap's most historic beefs,… Continue
Added by Albany4Life on December 8, 2009 at 11:05am —