June 30, 2005
BET AWARDS-3 FAVES OF MINEMOST DRAMATIC BODY CHANGE-PRODUCER TIMBALAND
COUPLE OF THE NIGHT-CIARA AND BOW WOW
MOST SURPRISING 3SOME-THE FUGEES
THE BET AWARDS GLITZ AND GLAMOUR(ONSTAGE)SET IT OFF-LATIFAH,JADA PINKETT-SMITH,VIVICA FOX,KIMBERLY ELISE,ANTHONY ANDERSON
THE GAME FEAT MARY J.BLIGE
JUICE O' THE DAYCAN'T SAY NAMES
Sources say things are a little awkward on a current summer tour scene with two performers who share something in common -- they both dated the same man. We hear that things are tense between the two singers, as one of the singers had an affair with the other singer's boyfriend and things got messy. The whole ordeal included a breakup, a makeup and the purchase of an expensive SUV to make good on the drama. Both have moved on, apparently, but the ill feelings still remain.
SAVED BY THE BELL(VUE)
According to the National Enquirer, 'Saved by the Bell' star Lark Voorhies is apparently suffering from cocaine addition. The beautiful actress was apparently admitted to Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, Calif. after family and friends staged an intervention. The tabloid also reports the 31-year-old actress is bipolar as well.
THE GAP BETWEEN MICHELLE AND JOHN LEGEND
RECORDING ARTISTS JOHN LEGEND AND MICHELLE WILLIAMS OF DESTINY'S CHILD ARE THE NEW FACES OF GAP.THEY REPLACE THE ADS BY SULTRY BLUESY DELIGHT JOSS STONE.
HOOD GOSSIPREADY OR NOT HERE THEY COME
Fresh from the Fugees’ surprise performance to open the BET Awards Tuesday in Los Angeles, group member Pras told reporters backstage that a new Fugees album is definitely on deck, despite breakup residue that left them barely able to speak to each other during rehearsals on Tuesday.
"Right now we're in the studio figuring out what our zone is going to be," Pras said, after acknowledging that the split with Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean was due to ballooning egos. Pras says Tuesday’s gig was a first step toward healing still-open wounds.
"Everything happens for a reason,” he said. “We're here now and trying to see if we can do it again. It's a healing process and tonight was a big surgery [for us]."
ALICIA LIKES IT RAW
*Alicia Keys told reporters that her upcoming "unplugged" album will feature the creation of new songs as well as "flipping songs you know." MTV chose Keys to re-launch its acoustic performance series, which she’ll record in July for an October release via J Records.
HIP HOP AND YA DON'T STOP
The late Notorious B.I.G. and Big Daddy Kane are among the hip hop elite to be praised at the second annual “VH1 Hip Hop Honors,” to be held Sept. 22 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
Other honorees include LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Ice-T, Salt-N-Pepa and John Singleton’s 1991 film "Boyz n the Hood." The show will air Sept. 26 on VH1.
"Our first Hip Hop Honors proved to be an incredible success not only for the channel but also within the hip-hop community. It was a long overdue celebration of the genesis and roots of a genre that has permeated world culture," the show's executive producer Lee Rolontz told The Associated Press. "This year's honorees run the gamut from MCs to trailblazing duos to an iconic motion picture - all of which have had a massive impact on the hip-hop music landscape."
Last year's honorees included the late Tupac Shakur, Public Enemy and Run DMC
WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHYNE
Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrows just finished two months in solitary confinement for fighting another inmate at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility when he got into another scrap with the same guy.
According to the New York Post, Shyne’s second fight landed him in involuntary protective custody, where he continues to be held. The rapper had just completed two months of 23-hour-a-day confinement as punishment for the first altercation, which occurred in the chow line.
Shyne is currently serving a 10-year bid for his involvement in the 1999 Club New York shooting, in which two bystanders were wounded. Sean "P. Diddy Combs," the president of Shyne’s former label Bad Boy Entertainment, was tried and found not guilty of four counts of weapons possession and one count of bribing a witness.
BEING BOBBY IS BEING NASTY
We haven't seen "Being Bobby Brown," but writer Barry Garon of the Hollywood Reporter has and put it mildly his bottom line thoughts boiled down to one word: "disgusting." He's what he wrote ...
"What gives 'Bobby' that dismal distinction? Is it the lionizing of a lowlife convicted of failing to pay child support for his out-of-wedlock kids, drunk driving and a cocaine-related parole violation? (And let's not forget his spousal 'slap-boxing' arrest.) Is it his insufferable ego (he calls his son, Bobby Jr., 'special to me because he carries my name')? Is it his constant crude comments (he tells wife Whitney Houston to 'bring that ass in quick. I'm going to show you what I'm going to do with it.')? Or is it just his disgusting persona as, in the second episode, he speaks of removing excrement from his wife's derriere? (No, I'm not going to quote him.)"
Hmmm, after reading this, we're not sure ... in fact, we KNOW this one reality we don't want to witness. But hey, if you're a fan of Whitney's "King of Stage," you can be with Bobby Brown tonight at 10 E/P on the Bravo cable network.
June 27, 2005
BULGING ALL OVERAll over the internet world, pics of celebrities pop up all over the place in comprimising postions,nude,or hanging with co-stars and their children on a beach in Africa.My favorites are when we get to see something naughty and I guess yours too and that's why the pics I posted of Landon from the Real World and the Strip Search photos have been such a huge hit.I am a bonafied freak,there have plenty of occasions where I watched tv and wondered to myself how big celebs are or how so and so is in bed.I remember watching the Olympics track and field races just becasue the men don't wear inderwear and you can see everything...I know I'm nasty but I'm not alone.So every now and then we will take what I call celeb peek-a-boos where I'll post a celeb in a naughty situation.Today is Tom Welling of Smallville and judging from this photo...there's nothing small about Tom.LOL I"M SUCH A SKANK FOR THIS...lol. UPDATE-There is a sex tape of rapper EVE and her former fiance flying about.SCANDALICIOUS...I got it from Rod 2.0 BETA.
WATCH IT(WARNING ADULT CONTENT)
IS THAT KRYPTONITE IN YOUR POCKET OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME?
GADGETS GONE GLAMOROUSNone other than our beloved Karl Lagerfeld himself put his innovative mastermind to work to create this Chanel TV Belt. This gem was almost overlooked during this year’s Chanel Spring/Summer 2005 Runway Presentation, yet it is the item for any socialite this summer. Yeap, Karl is always good for some ridiculous magic out of the blue. And yes, the screens did indeed show Nicole Kidman’s ad while the models ran the catwalk. However, it is questionable that this gadget will ever hit the Chanel stores. A lady at the NYC store apparently mentioned it may stay runway only, but who knows with Chanel.
With all this concern about aging, it is probably your best bet to start taking preventive measures before its too late. The Vitamin-C Shower Filter is an attachment for your shower that releases the exact amount of vitamin to neutralize chlorine or chloramines in the water that passes through your shower. It nourishes your skin with harmless water that eliminates alkali water- which dries your skin- to weak acid-water. It also eliminates active oxygen, which often causes skin aging, therefore moisturizing your skin. The Vitamin C shower filter works in any water temperature or water pressure. Great for your dyed hair, sensitive skin, dandruff prevention and asthma sufferers.
The Programmable Pet Dish is designed to help people who are constantly on the go, or too lazy to feed their pets. The dish has a digital programmable timer and self opening food tray that automatically feeds your kitty up to four meals a day. You can also record your voice to tell your pet it's time to eat. The dish runs on four C batteries.
What makes this ironing board different is the heat sensitive towel that covers the models; ohhh yes, you will watch that towel disappear from Richard when ironing those stubborn wrinkles out.my how life imitates machine,when I iron butt naked men seem to take their clothes off too.You can choose from 2 men or 2 women.
TIDBITS O THE DAYHave ya seen Jermaine Dupri's new video,Gotta Getcha featuring his girlfriend Janet Jackson?excuse me?Excuse me, Miss Jackson cuz I'm nasty.She's portraying a peep show stripper.Catch it here.
THAT'S WHAT I CALL FABULOUS
LINDA Evangelista might be one of the few people in the world happy with her passport photo. When the supermodel arrived in Dublin last week to help out M.A.C. cosmetics and its AIDS donation drive, a customs official noticed her passport was expired. The Canadian cutie was allowed into Ireland but told to renew her passport at the Canadian Consulate if she ever wanted to go home. A pal said, "They would not let her leave without getting a new photo taken." Instead of getting a quickie passport photo, Evangelista called in M.A.C. makeup artist Terry Barber and hairstylist Sam Knight, who "did her up" for her mug shot.
ELTON JOHN MAKES A TOP(Charter) OUT OF TUPAC
2Pac topped the British music charts Sunday with "Ghetto Gospel" almost nine years after he died, the Official UK Charts Company said. The single, which also features
Elton John, was reworked and entered in first place, finally displacing the Crazy Frog mobile phone ring tone which held the top spot for four weeks.
June 23, 2005
MODEL CITIZENMODEL CITIZEN will be when I shine a spotlight on those ab-fab models that I feel deserve my/our attention.Get ready guys,girls,and confused, this should be a smokin hot weekly feature.
Today's model is A.J. Samonte from Nyack,NY.
Shoe 10 1/2
HOLLYHOOD'S GOSSIP TO GOSORRY AIN'T GONNA DO IT
RED-faced bosses at Hermes issued a wishy-washy apology to Oprah Winfrey yesterday — a week after she was refused entry into its posh Paris store in a racially tinged snub. As PAGE SIX exclusively reported on Monday, Hermes staffers would not allow Oprah inside, supposedly because they had been "having a problem with North Africans." Facing a p.r. nightmare, the company finally released a carefully worded "I'm sorry" to Oprah, which also seemed to subtly lay the blame on her. "Hermes regrets not having been able to accommodate Ms. Winfrey and her team and to provide her with the service and care that Hermes strives to provide to each and every one of its customers worldwide," the statement read. "Hermes apologizes for any offense taken due to such circumstances." But Hermes also said that "Winfrey and her team" wanted to shop when "a private p.r. event was being set up inside." Meanwhile, Hermes CEO Robert Chavez called Oprah's handlers in a bid to diffuse "the situation" and invited her to come back to shop anytime. But it isn't very likely, as Oprah is apparently getting ready to sock it to Hermes when she returns to the air this fall.
LIL KIM FACES BIG TROUBLE
Rapper and personal friend of mine LIl Kim will be sentenced tomorrow in NYC.In March, the pint-sized rapper was found guilty of lying to a grand jury about a shootout that took place outside of New York radio station Hot 97.
Queen Bee was convicted of three counts of perjury and one of conspiracy, and faces 20 years in prison, a maximum of five years for each count.Tonight there will be a private prayer meeting that i may attend.I don't want her to go to jail,fashion jail maybe,but prison??All she did was lie for friends,damn.
Mariah/MIMI/COMEBACK QUEEN/#1 HIT MAKER/CRAZY IS WORKING HARD
Mariah Carey tells MTV that she plans to shoot two more videos at the same time – for "Shake It Off" and "Say Somethin'," the next two singles to be released from her album, “The Emancipation of Mimi.” She begins production on the clips today, and said the theme is completely different from the runaway bride storyline of her previous two videos shot, “It’s Like That” and “We Belong Together.”
*Jake Nava will direct the video for “Shake it Off,” the Jermaine Dupri-produced track that was recorded only after she rejected the label’s choice of the Pharrell-helmed “Say Somethin’” as the album’s first single. "L.A. Reid was totally into 'Say Somethin' ' as the first single," she told MTV. "And I was like, 'It's great, but I don't know.' ... It's very Pharrell. He very much goes in that jazzy kind of direction, which is great. I could go there with him, but it's just not where I would naturally go.”
*Once the video shoot is wrapped, Carey will head to New York to perform at Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular, which will be broadcast live at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Carey will be the only musical act during the one-hour special.
*As previously reported, Carey is among the lineup of performers set for BET Awards 05, to be held at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on June 28 and broadcast live on the network beginning at 9 p.m. Other booked acts include Stevie Wonder, Ciara, T.I., John Legend, Omarion, Destiny's Child, Missy Elliott and the Game
TRUE HOLLYHOOD STORYStarted in 1995 , LaMancha Productions is one of the premiere destinations of men in search of quality, exclusive content featuring Black & Latin men. Producer Enrique Cruz continues to innovate. From Learning Latin 1 (Vivid Man) to Hard-core thug passion one can see why his line has been one of the most successful Ethnic Lines to date.I myself being a straight woman can't help but get a little hot and bothered when watching some of Enrique's movies filled with rough homeboys from off the street.I got my first movie,Aprende(a hot latin movie that follows the lives of some cute sexy latinos as they sex their way from dorm rooms to bathrooms to a hot scene atop of a white Jeep) it was a gag gift but when I watched it I instantly was turned on by the bodies and sexy predicaments the papis found themselves in.Yes gay porn is my guilty pleasure and I had the pleasure of having the Director and King of THUG PORN,Enrique Cruz for my very first interview.
How did you get started in the porn industry?
I went to art school and studied "film" at the school of visual arts here in new york; but, getting into the bizness was a matter of raising the money from friends and myself and putting together a sample movie. I did that and sent to a few places and met a guy who was Heather Hunter's agent and acted as my agent and sent to Vivid Films; so, I signed a five picture deal with Vivid's Gay line (called Vivid Raw). After that deal I formed my own company and started working for myself. That's it in a nutshell.
How does an O.J(Ordinary Joe) get into porn as an actor,director or writer?
It's all in who you know to get into the bizness. As actor is a little easier, you can submit photos to a studio you like. But, becoming a director or writer is getting in good with someone that is in the porn world.
What do you feel is the biggest misconception about the porn biz?
I would say the casting couch idea is a big one; people expect that you have to test drive the new models and for me at least that wasn't the way I wanted to do business. I think the business is work and you try not to soil your work area.
How do family& friends feel about your job?
I don't really talk about the day job to friends, but the ones that know think it's cool. My mom does know a little bit about what I do and she doesn't ask a lot of questions about it (she doesn't really want to know).
Do you have a normal life?Are you dating anyone and if not,do you find it easier or harder to meet someone, considering your job and all?
I have been in a gay relationship for a few years now -- and I have a dog and a cat and cook and clean. The day job (making the porn vids) is just something I do and I try to keep it separate from when I get home. But, in my social life I don't really talk about the day job mainly because I don't want it to take over my life.
You use a lot of hip hop in your movies(the fashion and the music).Why does hip hop and porn go so well together?
Porn is a fantasy and I think the fantasy of being with a thug rapper is big in the gay world. Most people I talk to have dreams about getting naked with masculine men.
Are all of the actors gay in your movies?
I would say about 70 percent of the actors are gay and about 30 percent are straight hustler types that are doing it for money (quick cash). I can work with both and just be up front about what I need in the shot.
How do you prepare an actor mentally to start his life as an actor in porn?Because once he's done it,it's out there for the world to see.
I am very honest about the business. One of the questions I ask during a casting is, "what is your interest in doing porn?" and then I layout the good the bad and the ugly.
There is one scene in Aprende where the actors are fucking on top of a Jeep,who's concept was that? It was hot!
The Jeep scene in "Aprende" was shot over 3 days in the bronx near orhard beach. -- in a very quiet area. I like the idea of documentary type films mixing into the sex; like you just happened to be a fly on the wall. I think "aprende" and "off da hook" was my attempt at reality TV.
I did get stopped during the filming of "Aprende" on the jeep scene by a security car and we told them we were shooting a record album and they let alone.
Do you feel a social responsibilty to help out the gay community?
I do understand that what I am doing will be seen by a lot gay men -- some of which are just coming out the closet -- and my role here is to make sure that safe-sex is a part of the scenes I do. I don't think I would do a film that didn't have condoms for the sex, just because it would send the wrong message.
I have to ask this one,I've seen some big ass dicks in porn, What was the biggest dick you guys ever had come in your offices(no pun intended)?
I think 11 inches or 12 inches was the biggest I've seen. I'm not really into size I personally like faces and bodies.
What's next for Enrique Cruz?
The new film is called Enrique Cruz "reloaded" and will be in stores in September or October. This summer I am working on some latino themed films and then I'll see what happens in the fall. I also update the website with original content: enriquecruz.com at least every week.
That concludes my True HollyHood Story interview with Adult Entertainment Director/Producer./Mogul... Enrique Cruz.Please feel free to check out his site and pick up any number of his movies on sale at EnriqueCruz.com.
I will be giving away 2 copies of the classic Thug Porn movie OFF DA HOOK on DVD.Leave your name and e-mail with email@example.com and through a drawing a winner will be announced.Good Fuck..I mean Luck!
June 22, 2005
UPDATESHER MESS AT HERMES
Oprah just wanted to dash into the store -- there were still other shoppers inside -- to pick up a watch for her dinner companion Tina Turner. Oprah has been a big Hermes customer in the past, but now she's canceling a recent order and has told Hermes's American president that she'll no longer shop there. She might even tell her influential 22 million viewers to avoid the store as well. We imagine a few employees in Paris might be anxious about their jobs just about now.
LEO'S BIG BASH
LEONARDO DICAPRIO has filed a police report over this weekend's beer bottle attack at an L.A. party. The actor had to get 12 stitches in his neck after a woman threw a beer bottle at him. In the police report, Leo said he was the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon and noted that he needed hospital treatment. Police said no one has been arrested and there was no known motive for the attack. The woman was said to be at the party looking for her ex-boyfriend, and was repeatedly asked to leave before the incident.
AMERICAN IDLEDo you remember Corey Clark?Well,"straight up I'll tell you" he was the kid that tried to take down the force that is American Idol.Well the release of his new cd will determine was it all worth it.
Sample the album here.
VIA CINDY ADAMSVIN DIESEL. Born in '67. Plays rough trade characters. Running hot. And off-screen, lives a young and hot ba dass lifestyle. Being he's New York-born, I'm not knocking him, understand, just commenting.
Take one recent affair at his nifty-looking L.A. home. Now maybe this is the norm and it happens at all his parties. Maybe this was the absolutely only one like this he's ever thrown. I don't know. I only know one of his guests told me about it.
All women. Every guest, female. Every single, solitary person admitted was female. No guys — at all — except for his sumo-sized security guards.
A newie to the scene, there mostly because she'd heard about his house and wanted to see it, felt uncomfortable. She eyed what she thought were hookers. Not knowing what was coming down, she scooted early.
As she left a guard smiled and said: "Not your type party, right?"
And this host is the same guy who was involved in the Build-A-Bear Workshop. One of the celebrities who had a one-of-a-kind teddy bear just created in his likeness and got to take it away with him and keep it. Awwrrrrggggghhhh, Vin Diesel cuddling up with his very own teddy bear — and a houseful of real live cuddly bears wearing teddys.
DIDN'T SHE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL?WELL SHE STILL CAN!
Last week Whitney Houston went to the office of her mentor Clive Davis. As a team, they picked five songs to start their first album together in five years. Whitney worked it neat. Did the meet and greet. Checked into each office in the company, smiled, chatted, handshaked, photo-op'd, autographed and showed she's just one of the sisters.
Orders are already coming in for the new album.
NO PROBLEM MON..I MEAN SUE
TV News Anchor SUE SIMMONS. East River Drive. Gets a flat. Cranky, aggravated, figuring this will delay her hours, she calls her Jag's service number. While speaking to them some Rasta in dreads, driving by in a tow truck, shouts, "Don't even get out of the car, lady." Still on the car phone, she's put onto a flatbed, goes one exit to 96th Street; the dude fixes it, charges $85 and the whole thing's done in less than 10 minutes.