September 17, 2005
GOSSIP 2 GO 9/19R.KELLY'S WIFE WANTS RESTRAINING ORDER FROM HUSBAND..FUNNY,I THOUGHT SHE'D BE PISSED ON..INSTEAD OF PISSED OFF.
Andrea Kelly, the crooner’s estranged wife, has reportedly been granted an emergency order of protection to prohibit any further contact with the father of their three children.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Chicago’s NBC5 contributor Michael Sneed said that Andrea went to Cook County Court seeking to prohibit Kelly from alleged physical abuse, harassment, stalking and interfering with her personal liberty.
Andrea Kelly also reportedly sought the protection order to ensure that their three kids, Robert, John and Jaya, not be removed from their home. In addition, she demanded that Kelly not dispose of any personal property, including a black Mercedes Benz, clothes, photos and computer.
Mrs. Kelly also stated in her petition that she did not want any contact with him "at all, by any means," according to Sneed.
JAY-Z DECLARES WAR..OR AT LEAST A REALLY GREAT PUBLICITY STUNT(VIA EUR)
With three simple words said on New York radio station Power 105.1 Thursday, Def Jam president Jay-Z put the entire rap world on notice.
“I declare war!” Jigga told host Ed Lover while announcing his emergence from rap retirement to headline two concerts in New Jersey and Philadelphia that will feature a number of guest stars, much like the celebrity-peppered shows he hastily arranged when R. Kelly was bounced from last year’s Best of Both Worlds tour. Jay’s war declaration is in response to some Hova-hater chatter that’s been floating around the industry.
Of such "hard-headed" rappers, Jay said he must “air them out” onstage.
"…Not too many people make it out of the figure-four leg lock. I gotta put 'em in the choke hold, the Boston crab. I gotta smash a couple of people. ... Everybody better make up and be my friend," he said, according to MTV.
Jay and his friends will be taking over Power 105’s annual Power House concert for a show in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to be held on Oct. 27 at the Continental Airlines Arena. The following day, the lineup will travel down to Philadelphia and commandeer Power 99’s Power House.
While the artist remains tight lipped on the guest list, he mentioned that Young Jeezy’s presence wouldn’t be a shock.
MELLOW J-LO COOL LIKE JELL-O
MARRIAGE has mellowed the ultimate diva, Jennifer Lopez.
Lopez introduced her hubby, Marc Anthony, before his concert at the Downtown Cipriani at 55 Wall St. Thursday night, and organizers were shocked when "she didn't ask for anything special," said one source.
"Nothing — no flowers, candles or special treatment. She didn't even sit backstage. She was acting like a normal person for once. Even Marc played for just $50,000, a relatively small sum compared to what he could get."
While Lopez — who posed for pics with her husband for the first time — was well behaved, her family and Anthony's family, all at the front table, were not.
One spy said the clans smoked throughout dinner, and when hairdresser Rodolfo Valentin asked them to stop, they said, "We can do whatever we want." Valentin reminded them it was New York City law to put out their butts and "stayed standing next to their table until they stopped." Lopez and Anthony did not intercede on their relatives' behalf, and the spy swears La Lopez actually "appreciated" Valentin's gestures.
So why has Lopez been looking so great lately? We hear she is working once more with her old makeup artist, Scott Barnes. Barnes is credited with her makeup on the cover of this month's Glamour. The two had a famous falling out last year when she accused him of tattling her secrets to tabloids — a charge he has always denied.
TARA-BULL, JUST TARA-BULL
Also at Anthony's concert was the hardest- partying gal in Hollywood, Tara Reid — who seemed to still be having a good time despite rumors that her E! show, "Taradise," would not be renewed.At the concert, Reid danced with abandon, shaking her arms over her head until Anthony's set was half over, then flopped into a chair from which she couldn't be moved until 45 minutes later. Spies giggled when they saw men try to lift the starlet to dance again, but she would not budge.
But even this was mild compared to Reid's antics in Ibiza last week, when our spywitness says she "had to be helped in and out of the bathroom by two big security guards" at the club Pacha during Erick Morillo's party. As Reid left the bathroom with the two men, one passerby said: "I didn't recognize her standing up!" Another laughed: "I didn't recognize her with her t - - - covered!"
THE SPELLING B
RENÉE Zellweger and Kenny Chesney aren't the only Hollywood couple splitting up. After just one year, Tori Spelling and her beau, Charlie Shanian, have called it quits. Our spies say Spelling called her pals to the Chateau Marmont last weekend to tell them the news and one said: "She was very unhappy in the marriage." A rep for the actress said: "Tori Spelling and Charlie Shanian have separated after one year of marriage. The couple have been living apart since the beginning of August. This is the first marriage for both."
All that money wasted on that wedding.That's why I'm getting married in a beautiful garden on a huge estate with just a few friends and family...and as soon as the owners call the cops...we gone!!
ADRIAN DOES PRADA
"ENTOURAGE" star Adrian Grenier is about to meet the devil. The mop-haired actor has just been signed to play Anne Hathaway's love interest in "The Devil Wears Prada." Grenier and Hathaway — who has been boning up on interning at Christie's — and the "Prada" crew have all been in town to "observe" Fashion Week and "Prada" devil Anna Wintour (played by Meryl Streep in the flick). The cast and crew were chatting about their observations at Bette's restaurant Thursday night alongside David Bowie and Iman. Production begins today in the city.
CROTCHES ARE "BIG" THIS SEASON IN FASHION WEEK
A CASTING agent for Fashion Week runway shows is being accused of groping the crotches of two male models and then turning them down for the b michael spring collection after they refused to "drop their pants" for him.
Greg Moore was hired freelance by b michael to cast Monday's show.
The models, Bernabe Rivera and Mark Cruz, say they are planning to sue Moore for sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. And Cruz says he has telephone messages from the fashion agent "coming on to him."
"That's strictly a lie!" Moore, reached by telephone in Washington, D.C., tells PAGE SIX's Steve Garbarino. "I didn't touch them! No agency has ever had problems with me touching anyone — girls or boys! I am strictly business!"
"He actually grabbed me," says Rivera, 23. "He kept telling me to show him the goods. He said if I wanted a career, I'd have to do stuff for him. He grabbed my privates. He said he wanted to see if it was big enough to be in the show.
"I wanted to hit him, but I went to jail for that once," says the Lower East Sider, who claims to have posed in magazine and MTV ads. "He felt the vibe and told me to leave, but then gave me $20 and asked me to cool off and reconsider in a few hours."
Cruz, who is 26 and lives in Brooklyn, backs Rivera's statement. "He grabbed my crotch, and I pushed him away." Cruz claims that Moore told him that if he exposed himself, he'd get the job. "He said it's either his way or the highway. He said, 'This is how the industry is. If you can't handle it, get out of the kitchen.' "
Moore says that the two models are actually "strippers with no representation" and that he reticently auditioned them upon a friend's request.
"You pick up boys off the streets, and you always get this drama and riff-raff," he says, adding that they're just trying to hustle him. "I didn't book them for work, and now they're getting shady. They're constantly calling me."
Cruz and Rivera deny ever having stripped at nightclubs. Both are represented by Djamee Models @ Stanley Kaplan, NYC.
"It's sexual discrimination," Rivera says. "He's playing games and manipulating"
DO I NOT HAVE AN EYE FOR TALENT OR WHAT?
A few months ago,I posted some artwork of who I believed had great artistic talent,Kehinde Wiley.Well now it seems like painter Kehinde Wiley has been commissioned to create portraits of 2005 VH1 Hip Hop Honors honorees LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-n-Pepa, Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five, The Notorious B.I.G., Ice T, and the film, Boyz N the Hood. The Kehinde Wiley portraits of these notable hip-hop artists will be unveiled Tues., Sept. 20 at Splashlight Studios in Manhattan. Among the images depicted will be LL Cool J as John D. Rockefeller and Ice T as Napoleon…