October 26, 2005
GOSSIP 2 GO 10/26WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO JANET?
Well it seems that the pic of Janet's "daughter" may be fake..it happens with gossip.According to Extra, No -- "Extra" dug deep, and discovered that the woman is actually Brandy Jackson, Jackie Jackson's daughter. The picture was taken from an interview she did with ABC's "20/20" during her Uncle Michael's trial.
Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports that lawyers for Janet Jackson have been contacting websites featuring a nude video of the singer to demand they remove the unflattering clip. "I believe that she's particularly unhappy about this video because she's not in great shape," a source said. "She doesn't look that attractive. It’s not the six-pack abs Janet that we see in her videos." Read more.
CAM'RON'S CARJACKING A PUBLICITY STUNT??
D.C. police are now uncertain that Harlem rapper Cam’ron was the victim of an attempted carjacking, reports the Washington Post.
The article sparked all kinds of skepticism over the incident from radio disc jockeys and callers during the popular “Streets is Talkin” segment on local urban station WKYS – many of whom believed the whole episode was staged to create buzz around Cam’ron’s forthcoming album.
No arrests have been made in the wounding of the rapper, who was shot in both arms by would-be carjackers as he sat in his 2006 Lamborghini at a stoplight early Sunday.
Cam’ron, whose new album “Killa Season” is due in February, has made it clear that he was the victim of a “botched carjacking.” However, investigators say they are looking at other potential motives, and have not settled on one theory.
“If you are going to carjack a car, you don’t shoot first. You try to get the driver out of the car,” a police official told the Post, speaking on condition of anonymity because the case is under investigation. “You also wouldn’t do that in front of people.”
In dismissing the occurrence as a publicity stunt, callers on the radio began questioning the carjacker’s choice in vehicles to steal, an electric blue oddity that might as well have the words “Here I am, police!” spray painted along the side.
While investigators aren’t ruling out carjacking as a possibility, officials are saying Cam’ron could’ve been shot in an attempted execution, targeted in retaliation for a perceived slight or the victim of road rage, according to the Post.
According to police, Cam – born Cameron Giles – was leaving the nightclub H2O in Southwest and was driving alone when he stopped at the light on New York and New Jersey avenues NW. He became separated from the other members of his caravan, which included members of his crew in a pink SUV. A burgundy Ford Expedition pulled up beside him, a man exited and opened fire on Cam’ron, without saying one word, police said.
After the shooting, police said the gunman jumped back into the Expo, which had another man inside, and drove off. Two officers with the Federal Protective Service, who were on patrol nearby, sped after the suspects. The assailants crashed in the 600 block of U Street NW, and both were briefly trapped inside until the gunman shot out a window – allowing both to escape.
The pair left a large amount of evidence behind, police said. Authorities were also able to track down the owner of the crashed Ford Expo, who told police that he had lent the SUV to a friend.
Watch a report from WTTG's Wisdom Martin, featuring comments from the rapper, aired Monday (October 24), at CNN.com.
WHAT'S THE 411 WITH MARY J.??
Reminisce,” Mary J. Blige’s forthcoming greatest hits CD due Dec. 6, will also feature the new single “One,” a cover of U2’s classic anthem from their 1991 album, “Achtung Baby.”
Blige’s set also includes the new track “Be Without You” and last summer’s “MJB Da MVP,” which borrows The Game’s “Hate It or Love It” track.
While a full track list has yet to be announced, a rep for the label says the disc feature Mary’s hits "My Life," "Seven Days," "Not Gon' Cry" and "Family Affair."
Meanwhile, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul is also working on an album of new material to drop in February, entitled, "The Breakthrough." According to Geffen, "Breakthrough" reflects "a newfound serenity" from the artist, who dubbed her last album "No More Drama."
As previously reported, Blige will receive the Vibe Awards' VLegend honor at the Nov. 12 taping in Los Angeles.
INSECURITIES GO ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK FOR TYRA
Tyra Banks is her own toughest critic. "My eyebrows are too far apart," the talk show host told her audience. "I'd love to have longer eyelashes and a wider smile, like Julia Roberts or Cameron Diaz. My mouth is small and tight. My calves are nonexistent, so I rarely wear skirts or shorts. And I have cellulite, not just on my booty, but on my arms." No wonder she's so harsh on the candidates on her "America's Next Top Model" — she's projecting.
TONI IS TRYING TO LITERALLY UNBREAK HER HEART
Toni Braxton spoke with Us Weekly about her heath scare and her quest to get better. "Heart disease runs in my family - my grandmother's sister died of a heart attack at 26 - but pericarditis is not necessarily hereditary. I don't have to worry about passing it on to my kids. But once you've had pericarditis you can get it again, so I have to be careful. I wash my hands a lot so I don't pick up a cold, which could trigger another attack. And I want to be around for my grandchildren, so now I'm making an effort to eat healthy and exercise. No more late-night pizza!"
THE NINE LIVES OF BRANDY LIVE ON IN INK
Radar magazine reports that when Brandy was abruptly dumped by New York Knick Quentin Richardson last month, the former 'Moesha' star wasted no time blotting out memories of her ex-fiancé. The heartbroken 26-year-old singer/actress even had the tattoo of Richardson’s face on her back hastily transformed into a cat. Read more
MANDY WILL TAKE "MOORE" OF THE ROCK
Mandy Moore tells People magazine that on the first day of the filming of 'Southland Tales', the singer/actress had to kiss her on-screen husband The Rock. "I had to kiss him on the first day of work," she says. "It was okay to ease myself in by making out with someone on the first day. He's very handsome and he's the nicest guy." Read more.
BOY BAND MEMBER WANTS A PIECE OF 50
Former Blue star Lee Ryan, who often has made bizarre remarks, appears to have struck again with a challenge to 50 Cent. "I don't think much of that 50 Cent lot," the boy band singer told The Daily Star. "I met him recently and he's not really that tough. Not tough at all. They don't scare me, they want to come down my area...then they'll see what rough really is."
THE KAREN WALKER SHOW?
Megan Mullally's daytime syndicated talk-variety show has been sold in four top markets for a fall 2006 launch.
The not-yet-titled series has been picked up by NBC owned-and-operated stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution announced this week.
Mullally has "unique talents as a host, singer and Emmy Award-winning comedic actress," Barry Wallach, president of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution, said in a statement.
DESPERATE PLOT LINES
You can count Marcia Cross among the fans of "Desperate Housewives" who want the characters' stories to connect again.
"I think it would be nice if we start spending a little more time together," said Cross, who plays Bree on the hit ABC series.
"I think in the first few episodes (of the second season) we weren't, but that wasn't anything sort of set in stone, it's just sometimes things just evolve," the 43-year-old actress told AP Radio recently.
Cross said there are scenes that haven't aired yet, and she's not worried about backlash from viewers and critics.
"You know what, with a show that's successful that's bound to happen, so it'll pass," she said.
ARE WE READY FOR ROBIN WITHOUT BATMAN?
Robin Quivers' bid to come out from behind the mic is not a sure thing. Howard Stern's sidekick will go with him to Sirius Satellite Radio, but she has also been developing her own daytime talk show.FULL STORY