Oh Really, Ashanti?

Oh Really, Ashanti?

ashanti Oh Really, Ashanti?When a reported from USA Today asked Ashanti what she thought of Britney’s now infamous piss-poor VMA performance, she “laughed, rolled her eyes and walked away” before her rep stepped in and said she had no comment.

UM?
This type of behavior coming from throwback Cassie should not be tolerated. We just stopped referring to ol’ girl as “Ashitty” yesterday.

I was fully prepared to lay into Nelly’s giblet gravy gobbler until I read the following hilarious commentary provided by J from A HOT MESS:


Look, Shan, you ain’t exactly Aretha Franklin so I’d be careful about throwing this shade around. I mean, I know it’s “in” to diss Britney these days but damn. The last time I remember seeing Ashanti on stage she was doing that same tired hip-rock and trying to hit those faux-high notes. This is like if a paraplegic said Chris Brown’s dance moves were wack.

PREACH!

Star Tracks: Aretha Franklin

Star Tracks: Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin and her hot piece of ass Willie Wilkerson were hand-in-hand the entire time they strolled the New York City streets. When photographers asked what she was doing in town she replied that she was there to “get fitted for a gown.” ReRe the Body also revealed that the couple have plans to tie the knot.

Well alright! I don’t know much about ReRe’s man but he looks like he can fry the hell out of a catfish.

The tradition of tossing the wedding bouquet to a crowd of women is played. It’s 2007, she should sling one of her drawstring ponytails instead. I would happily clothesline a bitch to be the next in line to recieve a kitchen ass weave. Thanks.

I hope they decide to make a sex tape on the night of their honeymoon. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin?

Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin?

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The latest buzz surrounding Jennifer Hudson is that she will play Aretha The Body in an upcoming film based on her life. In my expert opinion I think they should role with Samwell but whatever.

Aretha was overheard talking about Jennifer at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday night.

But she was a little more guarded when speaking to Access Hollywood, saying: “The producers want to know how I feel about it, about her playing me. What I’d like to see is three different people playing me.”

[Stop laughing, it's not funny. Let her finish. - - Fresh]

She added: “Perhaps someone playing me from the age of 25 to about 40 and then someone else beyond that.” (source)

Whoever ends up in the role (or roles) may not have to worry about nailing down the legend’s distinctive vocals.

“There may even be a little lip synching here and there,” Franklin explained to Access Hollywood. “We’ve gotta go with some of these records [I made throughout my career]. They were classics, and some of it, it will be verbal but not vocalized in its entirety.” ReRe will work closely with the production of the film, which is scheduled to begin auditions this May in Detroit.

Flicks From Radio One’s 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner Gala

Flicks From Radio One’s 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner Gala

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cathy Hughes. I never realized how much she had to sacrifice to make her dreams possible until I read an article in Essence about her. If I get the opportunity to I am going to try and hunt that issue down and scan it. Here is so information about last night via Eurweb:

Last night Cathy Hughes’ Radio One celebrated its 25th anniversary with a star-studded event in DC at the JW Marriott Hotel. To put it mildly the celebration was off the hook. In attendance were movers and shakers from the business world like advertising execs Byron Lewis and Chuck Morrison of UniWorld Group and record company honchos such as Clarence Avant and Jive/Zomba’s Larry Khan.

Among the many celebs in the house to pay respect to Ms. Hughes and her son and business partner, Alfred Liggins, were Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z, Diddy, Russell Simmons, Yolanda Adams, Smokie Norful, Vickie Winans, Eric Benet, Kirk Franklin and Gerald Levert, David Banner and Ruben Studdard among others. Even producer Dallas Austin was present. And yes we got him to talk about his recent headline making incarceration in Dubai. We’ll bring you his comments next week.

Meanwhile guests were treated to performances by Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and LeToya. But the big surprise was the appearance of Bouncy, er, Beyonce. Miss thang treated the event as if it was a concert at Staples Center or Madison Square Garden. (continue)

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Beyonce; Ciara; Janet Jackson; Diddy and Al Sharpton; Tom Joyner; Aretha Franklin

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Diddy; Dick Gregory; Maxine Waters and Cathy Hughes; Cathy Hughes and Chuck Brown; Natalie Cole; Ruben Studdard

Now raise your right hand and repeat after me. I, [insert your name here] promise not to act a fool because Beyonce’s name and pictures are both featured in this entry. If I fail to do so I could face a $50 fine payable to Freshalina Lee Simmons via Pay Pal.

Kidding. But I do accept donations.

Dallas Austin + Naomi Campbell = Cherrelle and Nippy

Dallas Austin + Naomi Campbell = Cherrelle and Nippy

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Let this serve as this week’s anti-drug.

Legendary producer Dallas Austin is in a Dubai prison, where he stands accused of transporting drugs into the Arab country en route to Naomi Campbell’s birthday party last month. Austin has worked with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Brandy, TLC, Aretha Franklin, the Indigo Girls and Boyz II Men. Dubai, which is a member state of the United Arab Emirates, has strict drug policies and a reputation for a stern justice system.

Campbell’s birthday party was a three-day extravaganza at the Burj Al Arab hotel, which drew fellow models like Eva Herzigova and Linda Evangelista. Campbell’s boyfriend, Dubai oil heir Badr Jafar, rented out a large section of the ultra-expensive hotel. Each day had a theme: “All White,” “Hip Hop” and “Brazilian Samba.”

It’s not likely the supermodel has tried to bring her friend a cake with a file in it or has even bothered to visit. “Naomi doesn’t know anything about this,” her flack told us. A rep for Austin had no comment. (source)

I’ve always thought that Dallas was on some other shit but I didn’t know it was like that. So I guess its safe to assume what the folks at the party was doing on the “All White” day. Somebody should’ve made Cherrelle and Nippy ’06 watch ‘Blow.’

Trina And Lil’ Wayne Hit The Mall

Trina And Lil’ Wayne Hit The Mall

There have been rumors circulating for some time now that Lil’ Wayne and Trina were on the
outs. From the looks of things Weezy F. Baby is still
helping Katrina LaVerne spell her name out correctly when signing autographs. Awww! The two were spotted at the Pembroke Lakes Mall in Miami yesterday at an album singing for DJ Khaled.


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Before stopping by, they both hit up Canal Street where Trina brought her Aretha Franklin inspired wig for a street vendor for $14.99.

Probably.

Anyway, Pitbull and Rick Ross (pictured here with Trina and DJ Khaled) also showed their faces. You can check out more pictures at Whats Poppin.