Saturday, March 31

Weekend Fab

The NCAA 2007 Final Four Tournament going down this weekend in the ATL. Of course you know folks have to throw a concert. T.I. hosted this one:

And apparently somebody messed around and told him he was cut enough to remove his shirt again for the crowd:

He just stomps all over my sexy outlook of him when he does ish like this. Stop it T.I.

And look who was standing by to watch Mr. Tip Harris perform:

Hot damn Tiny. I guess you not even trying to hear the word "breakup" huh? Even when T.I. tells the media he let you go. Love hurts.

What are youuuuu doing there Forest?

Polow Da Don and Jazze Pha

Moving on...

The sexiness that is Idris Elba was at his premiere for The Reaping last night:

I'll overlook the fact that I'm mad at whoever put him in this suit. He would benefit so much from having a woman in his life. *looking for his manager's contact info to slide my number in an e-mail*

Tyra was spotted out and about leaving DSW:

No really, she was.

Oh Tyra. I despise white shoes but I despise her hair color even more.

Brand was spotted leaving Yoga this past Thursday in LA. WHatever gets your mind right chica...

And here's the lineup for Essence Fest 2007 in New Orleans:

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I will be ALL in it.

The Randomness:
  1. The B'Day video anthology leaks just don't stop. You can now watch every vid from the DVD over at The Forums. It's been updated with the videos for "Flaws and All" and "Still In Love" (which she clearly shot herself with a home video camera and threw it on the DVD). But there's something about them I like...

Friday, March 30

WTF? Is This Ya Baby Momma Michael?+Are You Serious Russey?

An Englishwoman claiming to be the mother of MICHAEL JACKSON's three children has filed court papers in Los Angeles, seeking to share custody of the youngsters with the superstar.London-based NONA PARIS LOLA JACKSON alleges she is the biological mother of the THRILLER star's kids, PRINCE MICHAEL I, 10;
PARIS MICHAEL, nine; and PRINCE MICHAEL II (aka BLANKET), five.Jackson's ex-wife DEBORAH ROWE is generally acknowledged to be the mother of Jackson's two older children, but it is unknown who gave birth to Blanket.Nona filed papers last October (06) demanding a say in the custody arrangement between Jackson and
Rowe, but her request was rejected last month (FEB07) after a judge ruled she had no "credible evidence" to support her allegations and had failed to notify Jackson and his ex-wife of her claim.In a motion filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (27MAR07), Nona is requesting Jackson hand over his Neverland Ranch and another Encino, California home to her.

Nona writes in court documents, "Debbie's hospital records will prove that my kids are not hers because of DNA."I gave birth through the means of water birth because I am technically a
(sic) herbalist."Jackson's spokeswoman RAYMONE BAIN has dismissed Nona's claims as "ludicrous".Back in October Nona Paris Lola Jackson, referred to herself in her filing as a "black Jew born in Britain" and signed her name as "dudu," "Michael and I are a sexually active couple and have been this way from the beginning," said the woman, who also claims to have written more than 3,000
songs for Jackson. A court hearing has been set for 2 and 30 May (07).

Source: ONTD

I have no words. But am I the only one confused as hell as to why this woman (who clearly doesn't know just how comical her "I'm sexually active with Michael Jackson" statement is) is wearing this extremely young Jermaine Jackson shirt? I mean...first things first.

So Russell Simmons and Co. couldn't find anything better to go MLK on our asses about? Apparently Russell, Al Sharpton, and HSAN are planning to march against Tony Yayo and G-Unit due to his ALLEGATIONS of slapping the 14 year old son of Jimy Henchmen (named James Roseman). Now I'll be the first one to grab my picket sign if dude is found guilty, but Yayo plead Not Guilty and not a lick of a court hearing has even happened yet. What are we marching for exactly? I guess Russell didn't hear about Shaquanda Cotton. I guess it would be too much like right to protest something that has actually happened already. Get it together my people.

The Randomness:

  1. AOL has up 4 of the new tracks off of B'Day Deluxe edition. They are "Welcome to Hollywood", "Flaws and All", "Amore Gitano", and "Oye (Listen)". My take? How did I know she was going to work her man's track "Hollywood" on her own album some kind of way? But I am loving "Flaws and All". Speaks some real talk if you have a significant other who loves you no matter what and you can't even understand why. Still not "Dangerously in Love" level, but this track is close. And even though I like the last 2, they are both in I'll leave that review up to my readers who are fluent.
  2. Miss USA 2007 and YBF chick Rachel Smith will be on Oprah Monday. Rev. Run and the whole Simmons Fam will also be on.

Event Fab: GrindHouse Premiere and Discover

The GrindHouse movie premiere went down in LA this week:

Now I usually have nothing nice to say about Kobe's Mrs. because she always looks like she can't decided between a Rodeo Drive club or the strip club. But I actually really like Vanessa's bold colored dress and accessories....and even the shoes. Kobe looked sexy per usual (yes, I hate to admit it). Y'all Bryants done good this time. Ha.

Acress Tracie Thoms was there.

Sidney Portier brought his gorgeous daughter.

And Common's sexy self....*sigh*

YBF uberfab chick Nia Long hosted the Discover Noblige event in Long Beach last night:

Nia and publicist Marvett Britto

Her son and mom came out too.

Too cute.

She chatted it up with Hill Harper.

Holly Robinson Peete made an appearance.

She's one of those chicks who needs to write a book about how to be fabulous without even trying.

And ummm...who's this Ms. Nia:

His name is Kevin Phillips and y'all look quite cozy. Especially since you say you have a boyfirend who you refuse to reveal the name of. Mmmhmmm.

Director Chike Ozah, Laz Alonso, Hill Harper and Darrin Henson

Chris Aire and Hill Harper checked out the ice.

Claudia Jordan

Desiree Calinen, Ananda Lewis and John Witherspoon

And finally, Brandy as spotted out and about in West Hollywood:

I wonder what she's up to these days. Saving up for those multi million dollar lawsuits I hope....

The Randomness:
  1. Sasha's showing her "Freakum Dress", "Kitty Kat", and all the other new B'Day vids over at The Forums.
  2. Check out Diddy's new remix to "I Am" ft. Lil Wayne.

Thursday, March 29

Oh Really?

So Ursher has finally given his first official statement to MTV that he is indeed engaged to Tamika Foster and plans to marry by the end of the year. But my readers already knew this since I confirmed it (thanks to my sources) a month ago. He also says his new album will be here by November. My sources tell me that he is, in fact, going to coincide his album drop with his wedding since Ursh is still the pubicity slut he's always been. But many folks close to him aren't to cheery about this impending marriage still...especially his momma. Apparently they still think Tamika has something up her sleeve, especially since she is now on her own mission to hit the fashion scene with her own designs with only "stylist" experience. And the fact that she cheated on her ex-husband with Ursh doesn't help either. Time will tell....

Jenny was spotted at the airport recently:

I'm letting her slide with these damn socks. I like to be hella comfortable and warm while flying too.

Source: L.A./Just Jared

Oh really Life & Style?:

So June's people e-mailed me this article in the current issue and pointed out that Blacks are rarely ever featured in the "Who Wore It Best" column. And when they are, they rarely ever win unless it's Beyonce. But now June's supposedly a bit upset about how they went about this. The caption reads "Stylist June looks pretty...with black hose..." But June NEVER wears hose at all and definitley wasn't wearing them here, so folks are suspecting that the Life & Style peeps weren't conscious enough to distinguish black skin from black hose. And since they picked the "bare skin" to go better with the rose some brows. vote YBF readers. Who rocked the dress the best? June or Gretchen?

And I wasn't going to post these, but I came across a few that NEEDED to be talked about. Celebs hit up BET's Spring Bling in droves:

WTF Pretty Ricky? So is this what lil girls think is cute these days? Just wrong on so many levels...

Jim Jones clearly still hasn't taken a bath since 2003.

Marques tries so hard to stay relevant...

Sooooo Remy Ma. You thought this spandex outfit was cute because.....?

Moving on.....

And finally, Rihanna's first single called "Umbrella" off her 3rd album Good Girl Gone Bad can be heard for the first time at her Def Jam website right now. The single features her boss (likely in more ways than one) Jay-Z. Hov usually makes any track gold regardless of how whack the track is thanks to the singing. But damn if he couldn't even save this one....

Her new album is due out June 5th and she also kicks off her CoverGirl ad campaign this June.