July 11, 2005
GOSSIP TO GO WITH HOI WAS NOT INVITED
Six days before Lil' Kim heads off to prison Sept. 19 for lying to a federal jury, her new album “The Naked Truth, ” (with production from 7 Aurelius, Scott Storch, Fredwreck, Spyder, Hot Runner and Kanye West), will arrive in stores led by the recently-released first single, “Shut Up Bitch.”
According to the New York Post, Kim and about 30 of her friends hit New York’s Acqua Pazza on West 52nd Street and gorged on tiramisu just hours after her sentencing hearing last week.
The rapper was ordered to spend 366 days in prison for lying about a 2001 shooting outside New York radio station Hot 97.
The Post also says that before the sentencing, invites were sent out for a surprise birthday party that was to be held for the rapper today. The invite read: "Please help us celebrate with Friends & Family as we surprise the Queen Bee on Her Special Day! Secret Location, Details to Follow." But a few hours later, a cancellation notice was sent out.
*Chris Tucker and his endless demands are behind the major delays in “Rush Hour 3,” according to the actor’s co-star in the franchise, Jackie Chan.
"He wants too much power. The movie company hasn't obliged. He wants final editing rights and the final look at the movie and so on," Chan told The Associated Press.
While Chan referred to Tucker as "good friend," he questions whether the actor/comedian has the stature to be so demanding.
"He's still a new actor," Chan, 51, said. "How many movies has he made? Two movies have already made him very famous and made him a lot of money. …He needs to learn slowly."
YOU CAN PAY LENNY KRAVITZ TO COME TO YOUR CRIB
Lenny Kravitz has opened his own design firm, Kravitz Design. The Miami-based business has created private homes and a penthouse recording studio. Kravitz told the Associated Press, "I was always changing things and moving things around. When I started touring 16 years ago, going around the world, I got into architecture."
I TOLD HER TO GET A BLOG!
Superhead gets the "Star" treament. On Wednesday, famed groupie Superhead, aka Karrine Steffans, visited The Star and Buc Wild morning show on NYC's Power 105.1. Steffans was on hand to promote her new book, Confessions of a Video Vixen. The book chronicles the former video model's life and recounts sexual encounters she allegedly had with everybody from Shaquille O'Neil, to DMX to Jay-Z. When Star asked about specific details in the book, Steffans got defensive and the interview quickly tensed up. Star charged that Steffans was "pimping the 'hood;" while his sidekick, Crossover Negro Reese continually questioned her motives for writing the book. At one point, the interview got heated with both parties cutting each other off and Superhead nearly cursing at the two hosts. She was asked to leave the show moments later.