According to, E!News singer Frank Ocean debut album will not be sold at Target. The mega retailer announced it will not carry “Channel Orange,” a decision that came after the singer revealed his first love was a man via Tumblr last Tuesday, according to Billboard.
Source & Credit: Reality TV Magazine / Stephanei Gustafson
Posted: Tuesday July 17, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m PST
According to Reality TV Magazine, Octomom mother of 14 is running into difficulties, having angered T’s Lounge, the competitor of the club at which she worked last Friday.
Suleman has been sued by T’s Lounge in West Palm Beach, Florida. Octomom allegedly signed a contract in which she agreed to dance topless in eight shows for the strip club.
She was supposed to make her debut at T’s Lounge last Friday, the same day she ended up stripping at the Playhouse Gentleman’s Club. Naturally, the owner of T’s Lounge was not very happy about this. He later complained to the Palm Beach Post, in a statement that sounded more like something a love struck teen might say: “I was supposed to be the first, and no one else around here was supposed to get her.”
So, why did Suleman bail on T’s? Apparently, one of the bartenders had the audacity to insult her childbearing abilities. The bartender went on TV to say that Octomom “must be a little crazy. Normal people don’t have that many children.” Deeply offended, Suleman had her rep send a text announcing that she would not be stripping at T’s.
Unfortunately for Suleman, the text was sent 34 days before her performance; the contract stipulated that cancellations must be made 35 days prior to any performance. Suleman’s other slip-up: her contract at T’s required that she limit her stripping services to just the one club for 90 days before or after the gig.
It looks like Octomom’s financial problems are just beginning! She better make good use of the $5,000 the Playhouse Gentleman’s Club paid her to strip!
According to New York Post, Singer Pink has undergone surgery to have her gall bladder taken out in LA. A rep for the 32-year-old pop star said, “Pink had her gall bladder removed and is out of the hospital recovering nicely.” But the singer didn’t have any kind words for the lost organ. Pink wrote on Twitter, “F-YOU gall bladder! SAYONARA!!!!!!!”
She had good reason to be annoyed, having had to cancel a performance on Wednesday night at a Hollywood fund-raiser for President Obama.
She was also forced to celebrate her daughter Willow Sage’s first birthday in the hospital on June 2. Pink later tweeted: “So now I have let down my daughter and the president. wow. great week.”
Source & Story Credit: CBS News – Celebrity Circuit
Photo Credit: rapmusic.com
Posted: Saturday June 2, 2012 @ 9:34 p.m PST
According to CBS News/Celebrity Circuit Lil Wayne said that after a recent NBA playoffs ticket dispute he felt unwelcome and “unwanted” at the Oklahoma City arena and isn’t planning to return.
The rapper said two Thunder players — Kevin Durant and James Harden — had reached out to offer him tickets to Saturday’s fourth game of the Western Conference Finals.
“That’s not the point, though,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Friday night. “It’s the players stepping up but of course the players aren’t white. I don’t want to be sitting there on behalf of you and I’m sitting next to a (person) that’s like `I don’t want this (guy) sitting next to me.’ (Forget) you … I’m in Forbes,” he said, laughing.
Lil Wayne claimed in a tweet Thursday night that he had been “denied by the team to be in their arena.” The team responded by saying the seats he wanted were already taken.
He said he typically procures tickets for such games “from this guy named Mike.” Lil Wayne said Mike had requested special security, parking and entrance for the rapper, but Mike said the team responded that they would only sell the seats for Mike’s personal use.
Lil Wayne said a manager had advised him not to return to the city’s arena for sports events or concerts, but “I never say never.”
He said he felt welcome at other arenas including Miami, and likes being able to energize players — many of whom are fans of his music — on their home court.
“That’s like me going on stage and … seeing LeBron (James) in the crowd with his hand up. I’m going to perform a little bit harder,” he said.
But in Oklahoma, he said that while “the players want me there, I don’t want to feel — I’m going to still feel unwanted.”
“Of course, when someone tells Lil Wayne, `No,’ that he can’t come in, `We’re sold out,’ you feel a certain way. Unfortunately, it had to go down like that,” said Durant, the three-time NBA scoring champion.
“We’d have loved to have him here in Oklahoma City. We’d have welcomed him with open arms. Hopefully, we get past that and next time he can come and enjoy a game.”
A team spokesman has said Lil Wayne’s representatives insisted that he sit in the front row, and none of those seats were available. Oklahoma City sold out every home game during the regular season and playoffs.
“It was just a misunderstanding. We were sold out of tickets, I heard, and we didn’t come through,” Durant said. “He knows a few of us on the team and he knows it’s nothing like that. We offered him tickets to tonight but he had to do something. He’s a superstar in his own right, so he can’t just pick up and go to a game.
“He had something to do, but I’m sure if his schedule was free, he would have came tonight. We’re still inviting him to games — maybe not this year. Next year or whatever.”
According to George Jones Website via Twitter (May 21, 2012) – Today, Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones was admitted into a Nashville area hospital, where he will undergo testing and evaluation for a lingering upper respiratory infection. Concerts scheduled through June will be rescheduled, where possible.
Photo Credit: Gary Cahill (London Standard) David Luiz (goalstage)
Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m
According to London Standard, Gary Cahill has completed his first full training session for three weeks ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League final and declared: “I will be fit.”
Cahill and David Luiz both appeared to come through unscathed as they stepped up their comeback from hamstring injuries just four days before Saturday’s showdown with Bayern Munich.
England defender Cahill, who suffered his injury during last month’s epic semi-final second leg at Barcelona, said: “I’m just happy that it’s healed quickly. We’ve worked really hard, all day, afternoons, and I’m fortunate enough to be back. Hopefully, I’ll be fit, I will be fit, and hopefully I’ll be out there if selected.”
It was a huge boost for Chelsea, who were in danger of going into the Allianz Arena clash without any recognised senior centre-backs.
Cahill added: “First full session with the boys today after my injury, so nice to get back out there and get running around and kicking a ball about. There’s some work to be done in two or three days now leading up to the game for me to get back into it.
“And if I need to do a little bit of other training, I’ll do that. But, touch wood, there’s no reaction from today and I felt fine out there.”
Cahill, who joined Chelsea from Bolton in January, admitted Saturday’s game would be the biggest of his life.
“I think it’s the biggest game for probably many of the boys,” he added. “We’re under no illusions how big the game is. It’s going to be a good night and, hopefully, it goes to plan.”
Cahill was desperate to hear the famous Champions League music one more time this season.
“It’s just like when the national anthem plays for England, isn’t it?” he said. “It is a sort of hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck moment when you hear it and it gets you geed up and fired up for the game.
According to AP, Proceedings begin Monday in the murder trial of William Balfour, accused of murdering Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
Judge Charles Burns plans to start questioning would-be jurors one by one, trying to weed out anyone who could be swayed by Hudson’s celebrity status.
Hudson is expected to be at the trial every day once testimony begins, court officials say. She is also on the 300-name list of witnesses who could testify.
Legal experts widely agree on the No. 1 challenge at trials involving megastars. It is the task of identifying 12 jurors able and willing to assess guilt solely on what they hear in court.
This dilemma became clear last week, when 150 potential jurors filled out their questionnaires in court. Nine of the 66 questions dealt with Hudson’s career: Would-be jurors were asked if they’d ever seen her Academy Award-winning film “Dreamgirls” and if they belong to an organization for which Hudson is a spokesperson, presumably a reference to Weight Watchers.
It was obvious many potential jurors had heard of the killings with some gasping when the judge first read the name of the case.
When Burns asked if anyone felt they couldn’t hear the evidence “without sympathy, bias or prejudice” to step up, he looked on with apparent alarm as five, 15, and then 20 people rose. He finally told everyone to sit down and disregard the question, for now.
Hudson will need to refrain from overt displays of emotion as potentially starstruck jurors’ eyes dart back at her, said Gerald Uelmen, a defense attorney at O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.
The risk is that jurors may be watching her rather than testifying witnesses, and they could be influenced by how she reacts,” he said. “She would be well advised not to engage in any facial expressions or outbursts. That could be grounds for a mistrial.”
Prosecutors say Balfour, the 30-year-old estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, shot the family in a jealous rage because Julia Hudson was dating another man.
The bodies of Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother, Jason Hudson, 29, were found shot to death in the family’s home on Oct. 24, 2008. The body of her nephew, Julian King, was found days later in a vehicle several miles away.
Balfour’s attorneys have said the evidence is circumstantial although prosecutors say proof he committed the crime will include gun residue found on his car’s steering wheel.
Judges don’t insist jurors be blank slates but they merely want to know if jurors can set aside their biases and preconceptions, said Laurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola Law School Los Angeles.
“You certainly don’t want a juror who hasn’t heard of Jennifer Hudson, for instance,” Levenson said. “That would raise other serious questions, like, where’s this person been living – under a rock?”