July 13, 2005
EARLY MORNING JUICEAIN'T HE SUPPOSED TO BE TRAPPED IN THE COURTROOM?
R. Kelly is prone to giving fans a show even if it's not at a show. On July 5 at Chicago's Esquire movie theater, Kelly screened his five-part mini-movie "Trapped in the Closet"and gave onlookers an added treat as well: The Pied Piper debuted the songs for chapters six through 10 of "Trapped in the Closet" and even acted out the words to one of the episodes before hosting a party at Le Passage. Over the weekend, Kelly began shooting videos for "Trapped in the Closet" chapters six through 10, which all continue a central story. Production is said to be wrapping this week, and as with the predecessors, Kelly is co-directing. Although his reps haven't disclosed much about the songs or videos, his record company said they take up right where chapter five ended and will keep fans guessing about what'll happen next. There is no word yet on when the new videos will be released, but Kelly's TP.3 Reloaded was released last week, and by all indications it will have a strong debut on the sales chart come Wednesday.
WENDY'S GOT THE HEAT AND THE DIDDY SEX TAPE
Thursday July 7, 2005 - Wendy Williams' certainly has "got the heat" these days. She just released a compilation album, and now says she's focusing on rebuilding her reputation. Williams, who once accused rap superstar Sean "P. Diddy" Combs of being gay at her time working for New York radio station Hot 97, says she now has the proof she always wanted. Williams alledges that she has a sex tape of Combs having anal sex with rapper Loon. "Just wait 'til this hits the Internet!" Williams exclaimed. Neither Sean "P. Diddy" Combs nor Loon have yet to issue a statement. If this shit is true...not about them being gay(nothing wrong with that that's there business)but if there's a tape I needs to see it. ((UPDATE))-I SPOKE TO WENDY WILLIAMS MYSELF AND SHE HAS DENIED HAVING THIS TAPE,AND SHE SAID THE WOMAN THAT WROTE THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE I GOT MY INFO FROM IS ALWAYS WRONG!!!THAT TAPE WAS GONNA BE MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT!
TRACES OF LAURYN
This is taken from a recent interview with TRACE magazine:
"If I make music now, it will only be to provide information to my own children," says mother of four Lauryn Hill in the new issue of Trace magazine, on newsstands tomorrow (July 14). "If other people benefit from it, then so be it."
As previously reported, the former Fugees singer, whose 1998 solo debut "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" earned a record five Grammys, spoke candidly in the magazine’s special “Black Girls Rule” issue about her troubled road following the success of the album.
She says a CD of new solo studio material is forthcoming, but the jury is still out on a new Fugees album. Her rocky relationship with group member Wyclef Jean, as well as her marriage to Rohan Marley (son of reggae legend Bob Marley and the father of her children) contributed to the singer’s longtime disillusion with men.
"As a young woman, I saw the best in everyone, but I did not see the lust and insecurities of men," she says. "I discovered what a lie was, and how lies manifested themselves."
Hill's last recording was 2001's "MTV Unplugged" — a rambling, core-baring performance that raised the eyebrows of fans and critics alike.
"In order to bare one's soul, one has to display their whole vulnerability, which most people will never do," Hill says. "These people who bare their souls end up being the source of ridicule."
Hill says she has been hesitant to release new music since the “Unplugged” album because most of her previous songs were “transitional.”
MARIAH'S SO JANET RIGHT NOW
A wardrobe malfunction exposed Mariah Carey’s breastesses to fans at her Karlsruhe, Germany gig before organizers quickly turned off the lights and Mimi ran off stage. According to MTV news, Carey then jokingly told the audience: "Someone bring me a jacket or the show's off, we all know how quickly these images can spread around the world." The top was pieced back together and the singer finished her concert.