September 23, 2005

GOSSIP 2 GO 9/23

While straining to hear the questions of reporters following her court appearance on assault charges, rapper Foxy Brown said that she is planning to undergo surgery soon to repair a lingering hearing defect.Without further details, she said that an operation was being scheduled to address her hearing impairment.
Well that's a good thing and a bad least she can't hear that people are saying she's a has been Surreal Life Candidate...I think so.

Lauryn Hill was scheduled to perform “Doo Wop (That Thing)” at last night’s Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards in London in replacement of singer Amerie, who pulled out at the last minute after receiving an invitation to tape a performance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” reports Contact Music.
Amerie, whose “1 Thing” was nominated for Best Single, was scheduled to perform the go-go-tinged song to open the ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. But when Oprah called, the 25-year-old cancelled her appearance and booked a flight to Chicago, leaving organizers scrambling to fill her opening slot.
Hill says that her longtime absence from the public eye almost led her to turn down MOBO’s offer.
"My own insecurities have prevented me from really being more public. I saw this invitation as an opportunity to challenge myself," Hill said.
Hill also chose the gig over the threat of a potential run-in with the family of her ex-husband, Rohan Marley – w ho along with “Welcome to Jamrock” singer Damian Marley were scheduled to perform a special tribute on the show to the late Bob Marley.

According to German newspaper BZ, two men in Berlin have filed complaints against the artist claiming that he assaulted them following an appearance at the Sage Club on Sept. 16. Oliver Osterode and Julian Schmidt, both 24, say they got into a scrap with DMX over alleged comments made while in they were all in the bathroom.
"I wanted to go to the bathroom and met DMX,” Osterode told BZ. “I told him that I think he's cool, but Lil’ Jon is better. Then he freaked out. He slapped me in the face, and then his bodyguards attacked us."
Osterode said he was left with a swollen eye, bruised ribs and other lacerations, while Schmidt reportedly has bruises on his abdomen.

SOME guests were still thirsty at the end of the bash Heatherette fashion duo Richie Rich and Traver Rains threw at Sky Studio, the $20 million penthouse (complete with swimming pool) on Broadway, to unveil the Veuve Cliquot Ice Jacket — a zippered wet suit to keep champagne cold when there are no ice buckets about. Seems some of the blanketed bottles were encased in blocks of ice, which were refusing to melt, and opportunistic types were using cigarette lighters to hurry the process. Better behaved were Boy George, who was deejaying, Debbie Harry and Hearst heiress Fabiola Beracasa.

THE Venetian has gone Asian. For the opening of Tao Las Vegas at the hotel this weekend, owners Marc Packer and Rich Wolf have joined forces with Marquee to create Marquee Tao Las Vegas. The space is "a multifaceted and multistory 'Asian city' housing a restaurant, banquet facilities, ultra- lounge and a nightclub in 40,000 square feet of Asian bliss" at the famed hotel. The festivities kick off tonight as Jermaine Dupri celebrates his 33rd birthday at the new space. The party continues the rest of the weekend, with more than 2,000 guests being entertained by 25 singing monks as they enter the Asian temple. Mariah Carey, Nelly, Usher, Chelsea Clinton and oth ers are expected to show.

RECLUSIVE comic Dave Chappelle made a rare public appearance at B.B. King's the other night during a performance by his pals, the politically conscious rappers Dead Prez. A somber Chappelle, who had just returned from a tour of flood-ravaged Mississippi, told the crowd, "Don't let what you see on TV desensitize you to what's going on down there." Also performing were Mississippi rapper David Banner, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Remy Martin and Memphis Bleek. All proceeds went to Banner's Heal the Hood Foundation, which is funneling the funds to Katrina relief.

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