Da Munchies > Shake That Laffy Taffy

Once upon a time not that long ago I was in love with the teen group Immature. Posters of them covered every inch of the exposed wall above my bed, I recorded their performances on Nickelodeon's "All That", and vowed to marry all three members of the group. Sometimes I am embarrassed to admit it but I also can remember singing "Feel The Funk" in my folks' full length mirror on several occasions. A couple of days ago a wave of nostalgia hit me and I felt the immediate urge to download about twenty songs from them. One of those songs was called "Da Munchies." I balled over with laughter as I sat down and closely examined the lyrics.

You know me I need a juicy-fruity
I could really sink my teeth into
You're so sweet [Yeah]
I get diabetes and my greetings
I just wanna be alone with you
You're the flavor of my month
I think about you all the time
A girl like you needs someone like me, yeah
I got da munchies for you baby
You got the flavor I adore [I adore]
I got da munchies, for you baby
C'mon let me munch you up
Let me munch you up, oh

WTF? What were the adults who actually took the time to record this shit and put it on wax thinking (and smoking)? These were some grown ass kids back in the day.

Chocolate chip, cool whip
Almonds your vanilla crunch
All those are the girls get on my face
You're my lifesaver
You're my favorite flavor baby
You're the only one I want
I wanna munchie only one I want

Clickity clack to download the song - - its your Halloween treat, haha. While you are listening let me ask you this: what's some songs you listen to when no one else is around?

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Nigga Please

In additional BET backstage chatter, Tyrese said he's making the transition from R&B into rap under the moniker Black Ty. The artist is at work on an album called "Alter Ego," a double-CD project that will feature R&B on one disc and hip-hop on the other. Among the confirmed guests artists is Kurupt.

Lil' Wayne Loves Trina, Aww!

In New York to promote his latest album Tha Carter 2, Cash Money President Lil' Wayne dropped more than a few bombs before the big release.The New Orleans rapper announced that he was in love with none other than the Diamond Princess, Trina. "Yep, I'm in love, in love, in love", he told AllHipHop.com while holding Trina's hand. Trina, who was sitting beside her man throughout the entire interview, also exclaimed she was "officially happy and in love."When asked to comment further on the relationship the pair of love birds refused . Lil' Wayne and Trina have been stirring up the mill in recent months with rumors of their unconfirmed romance. Trina recently appeared on the Wendy Williams show saying that she and Wayne were engaged and expecting a child, but later went on to deny it saying she was 'only playing up to the rumors'. (via All Hip Hop)

50's Magic Stick

Actress Joy Bryant amused friends last week with tales from the set of "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," in which she stars opposite 50 Cent. Apparently one scene called for Senor Cent to seem nude, but the first-time actor didn't realize he need not literally take off all his clothes on the set. "He came out butt-naked," Bryant said, according to a pal who heard the story. "I told him to go to the wardrobe department and go put a sock on." To the amusement of cast and crew, he duly reappeared wearing the biggest sock anyone had ever seen.

By The Way . . . .

- I really got to get in on this 15 seconds of fame thing. Omaroacha took this fine piece of man to BET's 25 show? Delusions of grandeur. If you're thinking to yourself that he looks familiar you probably remember him from appearing in Ciara's "And I" video.

- Check out Tyra Banks as Paris Hilton for her Halloween show.

- Denimaxxx fur recently held an auction in NYC. Tocarra, the chick from Twista's "Overnight Celebrity' video, Misa Hilton Brim, and Lala were just a few in attendance who came to lend their support. Everyone is now buzzing about Keshia Knight Pulliam (Rudy!) and Brandy's ex fiance Quentin Riachardson getting close. If this is true or not remains unknown but I will say that they do look nice together. (via All The Parties)

- Who's the sexiest man in the NFL? Cast your votes now! And remember kids STD's are not a good look (Mike Vick I'm looking at you) .

- Spike Lee and family. I'm not sure what to say for once.

- Shouts out to Matthew over at Raven's World. If you are a fan of Miss Symone this website will surely please your appetite for the starlet.



What more can I say?

Edit: Look who I found ya'll - - it's Chico Debarge. I must be having delusions of grandeur like Rick James. Is this an early Halloween treat or what?


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Rumor Control

Everyone's favorite Butt.er.Face Vida Guerra has been linked to a picture of this..."unique" looking young lady. Rumor has it this is how she looked like this before some major plastic surgery. So whats the verdict? False! I highly doubt that this is true. So I decided to get my Inspector Gadget on uncovered some pictures of her early childhood. (edit: yeah I said it)

Yes I may be going to hell but you're laughing.

Does Alicia Keys have a hairy chest? My homeslice Nesh from Bama submitted this into me. I pray that this is just a few stray hairs.

Game Gets Maced By 5-0 . . . Seriously

The Black Wall Street label owner The Game was arrested yesterday in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Game, who's real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was shopping and greeting fans in the Greensboro Mall in a mask, in Halloween spirit. Authorities unaware of the reason for the commotion, approached Taylor and asked him to remove his mask. Once authorities realized that he was a celebrity, they allegedly tried to diffuse the situation. Officials said The Game grew hostile and stated "Ya'll don't know who I am," and proceeded to make a scene. Watch the video here.

Director Slams Halle Berry And Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Movie producer-director Lee Daniels - who was hospitalized last week after a heart attack - is apparently feeling well enough to smack around a couple of Oscar-winning actors he has worked with. "Halle's a lost soul," Daniels lamented to Lowdown at Wednesday's launch party for Damon Dash's Tiret watch collection. Halle Berry, of course, won the Best Actress statuette for the 2001 movie "Monster's Ball," which Daniels produced. "She's a lost, confused soul," he continued. "I just had a heart attack, and she's the only one who didn't send me a card. Puffy, who was in my movie, and Billy Bob Thornton, did."

Daniels scoffed at the suggestion that Berry hadn't heard about his medical emergency. "That b- knows," he seethed. "It's Hollywood! It's Blackywood. It's a closed circuit, everybody knows everybody." Berry's rep replied: "She actually had no idea he had a heart attack. She sends her best and hopes he's feeling better." Daniels added: "I think that the Oscar, for the most part, is the kiss of death, because what really happens after that?"

The 45-year-old Daniels also slapped 1996 Best Supporting Actor Cuba Gooding Jr., whom he directed in the upcoming movie "Shadowboxer." "He went for the money and he ended up doing 'Snow Dogs,' and his career's in the trash," Daniels claimed. The president of Lee Daniels Entertainment in Harlem added: "Halle's wrapped up into the system, and so is Cuba Gooding Jr. But when you realize that Hollywood will spit your ass out and call you a n- tomorrow … The only thing that's saving her right now is her looks. And saving him."

By The Way . . .

- You know I'm going to start calling Beyonce the number one hip hop Stepford Wife. Although her and Jay may not have jumped the broom yet (or atlest from what we know of, Janet Jackson anyone?) she is always by his side. Awww, ain't it sweet. It looks like she has also got her some real extensions instead of that ghetto ass wig shit she was sporting a couple of weeks back.

- Dame Dash launched his collection of Tiret watches this week. I'm not sure if I would sport one (there a little too gaudy for me) but they are unique nonetheless. On another note, what's going on with "the best dressed female in the world?" That outfit looks like it came straight outta my Granny's closet, stockings and all.

- SWV looking a hot ass mess as usual.

- Fantasia has a reason for having stretch marks on her titties. Whats your's Melyssa Ford?

- More evidence that supports my theory that men can be H.A.M.'s too.

-Can I get an encore? Yup! Clickity clack for more pictures from Jay-Z's "I Declare War" concert.


I would like to say thanks to all of the people I had the opportunity to speak with today. I had a lot of fun interacting with you all. If I knew I would've have gotten this big of a response I would've done this sooner. Foor those of you still in question about this big project I had planned let me fill you in. First off it wasn't actually that big of a deal to begin with. I'm a huge fan of The Best Week Ever which airs every week on VH1. Since I'll probably never be on the show (well maybe one day) I decided to toy with the idea of making an online version of it. Only without cameras, famous comedians, and B-list actors. And of course you know I am going to put a spin on it so I decided to talk about subjects that happened in Black pop culture. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty sure they are going to rant and rave about some of the same topics tonight. I just wanted to have a little fun with this.

Cam'Ron Shot In D.C.

Krob: So by now we've all heard about Cam'Ron's "carjacking." Now police are suspecting that it wasn't a carjacking at all, and recent rumors claim this was planned by Cam'Ron to promote his forth coming album.This on both levels is a perfect picture of stupidity. First, if it was a carjacking, why would you carjack a brand new royal blue Lamborghini. I mean could you possibly want to get caught any faster. I am sure there are only a handful of royal blue Lamborghini's in the U.S. let alone Washington D.C.

Then there is the rumor about this being for album promotion. Has it come to this? I mean, if it has I totally blame 50 and Kanye. The romanticizing of tragedy to sell albums is out of control. Cam'Ron has now managed to combine 50's story and Kanye's story into one. Since 50 and Kanye are the best selling rap artists right now. So I guess that means Cam'Ron's album is going to go 50-gillion times platinum. Good Luck.

Lene: Dipset has ruined more lives than Avian bird flu. Seems like no one is telling the whole story. The cops say it was a carjacking, but they never took anything of value. I mean, they tried to take his life but that aint worth nothing.

Mama Janet?

US singer Janet Jackson and James DeBarge, who were briefly married in 1984, had a daughter together, DeBarge's brother Young DeBarge has claimed on a radio program.Young DeBarge said the child, named Renee and now 18, has been living with Rebbie Jackson, Janet's oldest sister. His comments lent support to reports that have circulated for years claiming Janet has a "secret" daughter. (source)

Rich: I saw the pic posted and could totally see the resemblance. But she divorced James in '84. And the child would have to have been born in '87. But Janet's a fucking liar. I don't believe a word that comes out of that woman's mouth. That whole family is so divorced from reality, they think they can just lie lie lie and we'll buy it. It's like instead of circumscision, they get nose jobs at birth.

Aaron James: We have Corey Clark, Brandy's ex-husband, and now Young Debarge. Corey's album went triple wood, Robert Smith aint seen the light of day since that whole thing, and now Young Debarge? When will these desperate people tryna promote their albums understand that drama doesn't help til the second album? We need to know you first before we care about your business. Young Debarge looks like a fake Chico. And if he's tryna go in that direction this ain't helping. Where's Chico?

Ivenize: Well, I remember year ago my mama telling me that Janet supposedly had a child so it never really came as a surprise to me. But I believe that it's hers. She looks just like lil Penny to me.

Jon: Whats with her child? She got a child? By who? Her brother Tito?

Jay-Z And Nas Kiss And Make Up

For those in attendance at the first of two scheduled "I Declare War" shows-the second to be held in Philadelphia tomorrow night-they got to witness a Hip-Hop reunion and a new alliance in the same night. First there was the reunion as Beans made his return to the Roc. Dispelling rumors that he would or had signed a deal with 50 Cent's G-Unit imprint, Beans, decked out in Roc-A-Fella chains, emphatically said, "Roc for life, nigga."

If that weren't enough, later in the show Jigga was joined by Nas. In a move that many thought would never happen, the two emcees not only shared the same stage-they performed "Dead Presidents." While Jay and Nas have reconciled, the Queens emcee took what appeared to be a jab at a certain multiplatinum MC who's also from Queens: "I don't understand niggas making all this money and being mad at the world...We're bringing NY back. That beef shit is wack," he said. "We did that, we had fun. Now lets get this money." (source)

Bo Fahs: I think that the idea of Jay using his pull to essentially "Declare War" on beef in rap is a really good move. I think that what Jay says pretty much goes in rap, and has for years, from AF1's to button ups. Moreover, I think that Jay is a longtime fan of Nas and that to go out on a limb. I think that he consistently brings a credibility to Nas that Nas is often times in danger of losing. Jay keeps Nas relevant.

Jon: Maybe they'll go on double dates to the drive in. They can share big tubs of popcorn. They should make a duet. That would be so sweet, like Paul and Michael. Thats precious. Oh snap I didn't know Beans showed up to the gig straight from the clink. It was a reunion, awww. I'm tearing up.

Kirby: As a black man I feel proud that brothas are finally starting to take back our culture from an artist point of view. "that beef shit is wack," genius.

Yes Hommo

Brooklyn stick-up kid Darryl "Hommo" Baum has been revealed as the man who shot 50 Cent nine times back in 2000. Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson was shot near his grandmother's house in Jamaica, Queens in May of 2000. In the new book, Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip-Hop Hustler, author Ethan Brown reveals that Baum, whose alias is short for Homicide, was indeed 50's shooter. Baum was later shot to death in June 2000 -- just three weeks after shooting 50 . (source)

Jon: The fact that the cat that shot 50 was named Hommo was what did it for me. I mean, you BETTER be blasting fools if you gonna call yourself Hommo. Shits nuts. Nigga better be on a murder diet of 3 chumps a week at least. I mean, if i knew that fool first thing i would do is laugh at his stupid name. Even though its short for homocide, which, if you take into account his attempt at 50s murder, he didnt live up to. He was more of an attempted hommo. Maybe thats what they shoulda called him. But I mean, in NYC there are some gully ass homo dudes so you never know. According to a source of mine that 50 is always making marketing moves. And he does have a book out too. so anything to generate buzz around his name will [in his opinion] help sales. From what I understand there is a scene in the movie where he fights in a prison shower buck naked. Is that gully?

Family Business

Kelley: Run's House is the best show on TV. Finally decent Black people with some sense. Diddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy whatever as much of an ass as he can be makes for damn good TV.

Rant: Its just like a show that you can identify with on all levels. As a kid, a high school student, a parent, and a spouse. If you take away the big house and money they are just like you and me. But the wife seems a lil slow but she cool though. I love their accents. I want one. Last night my friend and I took turns talking like the mom and daughters.

Ivenize: To me it's just one of those desperate attempts to promote his new album. Which is gonna be a flop anyway. Don't get me wrong I'm a true hip hop head and I love Run DMC. But we all know what path his new LP is gonna take. And I'm still boggled to why his son's name is Russell, Jr.

Sheryl Swoopes: The Female Mack

Fresh: Okay so earlier this week Sheryl Swoopes came out of the closet which was a surprised to me because I always thought Cheryl Miller was trapped in it my damn self. I guess I always thought that she was the spokeswoman for heterosexuality in the WNBA. Wrong. Its fine by me - - more men for me to enjoy. I'm all for lesbians. People have been going down low brothers crazy lately. They should focus their attention on some of these down low sisters walking around.

Ivenize: It's 2005 - - who isn't gay? (excluding me)

Aaron James: I used to have this girl I was cool with in middle school named Cheryl and we always used to compare her to Sheryl Swoopes cuz they both played basketball then Cheryl came out. Then Sheryl came out. Two for the price of one. A lesbian basketball player, what a shock. Its like she wanted us to be. Her lover's face was kinda greasy looking though.Too many late night lickings. Where's the wet towel next to the bed?

Paul Wall Gets Married To A Becky Shontrecka

Paul Wall probably won't be hooking up with females on the internet, as chronicled on his song "Internet Goin'Nuts." The Houston bred rapper quietly got married in a low-key ceremony in his hometown over the past weekend, a representative for the rapper confirmed with UrbanClubbers.com. The identity of his bride was only disclosed as Crystal, "his longtime girlfriend."(source)

Rich: I'd be surprised if she weren't black. I don't know, though, I mean, haven't we entered a new age where the whole "wigger" thing isn't as big of a deal as it was? I mean, do people even say "wigger" anymore? I realize that he's a cracker in the black world. But I don't get the feeling that he's really fronting.His rhymes aren't desperate, y'know? He's just kinda his schleppy self.
Y'know, I say good for him. I bet he really loves that girl. Because I'm sure he could have gotten with someone much more Hollywood beautiful. He's just always impressing me. He seems like a good guy. I bet he's nice to gay people and everything!

Krob: If there is a such thing as being black-washed he is. And why is it that all white dudes like that look the same - - the buzz cut, the thin line beard. I mean they are clones of each other. Like Paul Wall and Kevin Federline are brothers right?

Veet: I'm 27, female, from Philly and in grad school. And I'm thinking that I'm gonna just date white men because the black ones want me to look like Beyonce and raise their illegitimate kids.
I figure when you make your money off of black people you'd better be down with the brown off-stage as well.

People Who Hate Rappers Are Having One Hell of a Week

Chris Bilal: Someone shot Cam'Ron and DMX is going to jail. White people are just in orgasmic joy. Two down, 100 to go.


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- My boy Will had the pleasure of interviewing the self proclaimed digital diva Seven from BET's "The Ultimate Hustler." She had some very interesting things to say about Dame, the show, and the Roc empire.

- What it do? Paul Wall recently tied the knot (large pictures)! His new bride reminds me of LaTavia from the OG Destiny's Child line up. I'm mad that she is rocking the Shirley Temple curls but its all good. Like I was telling Rich they seem to "match" to me. I bet that wedding was entertaining as hell, heh.

- In a terse statement released Wednesday, Janet Jackson denied a former brother-in-law's claim that she has a "secret" 18-year-old daughter."I do not have a child and all allegations saying so are false," Jackson said in a statement released to the syndicated "Access Hollywood" TV show. A call to Jackson's publicist by The Associated Press Wednesday wasn't immediately returned. Brian Oxman, an attorney for the Jackson family, told E! Online Monday that he asked the Jackson family years ago if the story was true. "The answer is no way, no how," he told E! "From the sisters to the mother, every last one of them said it never happened." On Friday, Young DeBarge, the brother of Jackson's ex-husband, James DeBarge, said Jackson and his brother had a child named Renee that was living with Rebbie Jackson, Janet's oldest sister. "James and the Jackson family kept everything real close, real tight," Young DeBarge said on New York radio station WQHT, known as Hot 97.

Um, who the fuck is going to actually buy a Young Debarge cd anyway? And I stopped believing Janet a long time ago.

- The husband of "The View" co star Star Jones is trouble with the law. Al Reynolds was arrested just before three Wednesday morning for allegedly driving with a suspended license. Police say Reynolds was heading north on Third Avenue and changing lanes without signaling so they pulled him over. No word on the specific charges Reynolds faces.

- Former Hot Boy group member Tab "Turk" Virgil has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, after being convicted of three weapons charges stemming from a Jan. 2004 shootout with Memphis, Tennessee SWAT Team members. In August, the 24-year-old was convicted of being a felon, a drug addict and a fugitive in possession of a handgun in relation to the shootout, which left a SWAT Team member seriously wounded.

The 10-year sentence is the maximum the judge could issue and Virgil must also pay a $200,000 fine. The sentencing stems from a Jan. 2004 raid on an apartment in Memphis. When SWAT Team members entered the apartment seeking drugs and weapons, they were greeted with gunfire.Virgil has maintained his innocence and denied being in a closet or firing a 9mm handgun that was found in the closet. The rapper apologized to the officer that was shot, asking for forgiveness. The apology brought more scrutiny from prosecutors, who believed the apology was an admission of guilty. "What are you sorry about?" Prosecutor Terry Harris asked Virgil. "Who shot him?" Virgil maintained his innocence stating: "I don't know. I didn't shoot Officer Harris, and I wasn't in the closet." Officers testified Virgil was not in the bathroom and others testified they saw the rapper crawling out of the closet. The rapper was also chastised for allegedly recording rap music over Shelby County Jail telephones, with lyrics that include "shoot first, before they shoot you."

- tap dancing and jugglin' watermelons for massa BET's 25th Anniversary Show took place last night. And guess who showed up?

Now everyone knows about the rumor about the surprise celebrity hosts for the show.I'm not confirming that it was indeed Bobby and Whitney but could you fathom those two taking care of the hosting duties? It wouldn't be a dry moment! As always
Gettyimages has you covered with pictures ranging from the red carpet to the show. I may edit this post later to spotlight some of the H.A.M.'s that came out. The award show will air on next week on November 1st.

Meanwhile you can watch "Caught Up" on BET's Blackbuster films this Friday. *sarcasm* They need to acquire the rights to more films, seriously.

- I was so afraid for my Bre last night on ANTM. And I love Miss Jay more than Foxy Brown loves purple Wet n' Wild lipstick but why does he always look a mess? That couldn't be me on that show in front of the panel because I would've been said something. Discuss!


Bonus Material

My apologies to anyone who was trying to read this shit a few minutes ago. I don't know what the blue fuck just happened with this template but I'm not Juelz Santana, I always got a back up plan. Lemme find out Lisa Jones is tryna take me out.

Anyways, I would like to take a quick second to say thanks to all of the people I spoke with today for the upcoming project today. Remember kids, "you're being watched." I'm not sure when exactly I will have it up but hopefully it will be by Saturday if not earlier.

Mike Tyson still can get the pretty ladies after all the years eh? That's one brave sister. I like a challenge but I don't like them mentally challenged.

All hail the Queen! Chaka Kahn (who looked a H.A.M.) , Bishop Don Magic Juan,Regina King, Angela Bassett, Nia Long, LL Cool J, and Omar Epps were among the few who came out to party with Mary J. Blige last night at the "Mary J. Blige: A Retrospective Of Incomparable Music" concert . On a quick side note, why does everyone look like they just woke the hell up? Jill Jones I'm talking to you.

Pop that Cris Diddy cause its a celebration bitch. Not only did Hova celebrate the opening of another 40/40 he was also awarded the key to Atlantic City by Mayor Langford.

The Ultimate Hustler last night kept me in stiches once again. First of all let me say that the theme song is pure annoyance. The sad thing about it is I find myself singing it while I do housework. I was very disappointed that my boy Laurence fired his damn self. WTF?! He was one of my favorite candidates on the show for the simple fact that he kept it low key. I'm also heated that Chris was axed when it clearly should've been that white chick. That poor girl wears her emotions on her sleeves like a cuff link. Get with it babydoll this is bidness man! As always Will has a recap of the show's events and you can chat with both Chris and Laurence over at BET.com at 7:45 p.m.

Anyways, I've had a very interesting day so far to say the least. After returning from yet another job interview/testing session this morning, I was greeted with a big ass white prisonah bus blocking my side drive way. Oh joy! Everytime I see those ashy prisoners performing back-breaking labor I smile to myself and then think "look at my tax dollars at work." I could've sworn I saw Gucci Man out there with the weed wacker but I doubt that was really him. On with the gossip!

At The 40/40, ESPN On The Screen

Jay-Z celebrated the opening of the 40/40 Club in Atlantic City last night. Beyonce, those other two girls, Serena Williams, and Magic Johnson all came out to show their support. Dame's invite must've got lost in the mail. Check out Gettyimages for more flicks.

Meanwhile Jay-Z Jr. was recently spotted by AllHipHop.com sporting a G-Unot shirt. I guess his publicist thought that it wasn't enough to be the new member of Boyz N Da Hood.

G-Unit Must Be Desperate

Rapper/Producer Lil' Jon released a statement today, which will clarify months of speculation about the status of his protege, Lil' Scrappy. Jon announced that his BME Recordings is currently negotiating a deal with 50 Cent's G-Unit Records."We entered a mutually beneficial agreement based on each company's creative strengths," Lil' Jon told AtlantaUrbanMix.com. "On a artist by artist basis, BME will help solidify G-Units artist in the South, where BME has a stronghold. I'll also do production for them, and G-Unit is gonna help market some artists signed to BME; the first being Lil Scrappy." Though full details about the deal were not available at press time, both labels did confirm that the arrangements are in final negotiation stages. (continue reading)

Sheryl Swoopes Digs Chicks

Calling life in the closet "miserable," three-time Olympic gold medalist and reigning WNBA MVP Sheryl Swoopes announced she is gay in an exclusive interview in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine."My reason for coming out isn't to be some sort of hero," Swoopes, a forward with the Houston Comets, says in the article. "I'm just at a point in my life where I'm tired of having to pretend to be somebody I'm not. I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love." I'm just at a point in my life where I'm tired of having to pretend to be somebody I'm not. I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love. "

"Male athletes of my caliber probably feel like they have a lot more to lose than gain [by coming out]. I don't agree with that. To me, the most important thing is happiness."Swoopes, 34, is the most recognizable athlete, male or female, to come out in a team sport. Former WNBA player Michele Van Gorp, who played for the Minnesota Lynx, publicly acknowledged she is a lesbian in July 2004. Before Van Gorp, former Liberty player Sue Wicks had been the only member of a female professional team to publicly come out while still playing. Previously, Swoopes has said she plans to continue her career. Former NFL defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo and MLB outfielder Billy Bean made headlines when they revealed they were gay, but both were retired when they made their announcements and neither had a career that comes close to Swoopes.

Here's a picture of Sheryl's life partner coach Alisa Scott.


Rumor Mill

People around the net has been going straight bananas over this picture. Let it be known that this is not Young City. He sorta looks more like a slim Mike Jones a little. I'm pretty sure Dally Pen Pen can tell me who this is. Heh.

Thea vs. R.Kelly

The "Godmother of Comedy" Thea Vidale is outraged that prosecutors in Polk County, Fla. have dropped their charges against R. Kelly. The singer had faced 12 counts of child pornography in Florida, but the prosecutors dismissed the case after opting not to appeal a judge's decision to suppress evidence in the singer's child pornography case.

Vidale, who is a life coach on the Si TV reality series 'Urban Jungle 2,' said other African Americans should feel the same indignation she does about the latest development in the Kelly case. "Black people have to stop supporting black men who commit crimes! I just don't get it. It's an abomination," she raged. "That's why Lil' Kim is in jail right now. She was lying because she thought she was looking out for some ignorant black Negro who broke the law."

Kelly still faces 14 counts of child pornography in Chicago, where he's not scheduled to return to court until April 2, 2006. The full-figured funny-woman hopes that justice will finally be served in The Windy City. "I hope he gets his due. I really hope he goes to jail, and some grown man urinates on him in a prison cell. That'll teach him to stop peeing on underage girls," Vidale said heatedly. (
Source via Jawn Murray over at AOL Black Voices)

Godmother of Comedy huh? I'm going to start calling myself the The Second-Cousin-Twice-Remove-Because-Leroy-Was-Still-Married-To-That-White-Girl of Online Gossip. I'm keeping my peace on that one since I know ya'll are going to have a lot to say.

Fresh's Two Cent On The NBA Dress Code

So the boyfriend and I were talking a couple of days ago about the NBA's new dress code. He's an ultra conservative (how we end up together perplexes me everyday) while I'm . . . well, crunk. So there are a plethora of subjects we disagree on. Here was one of the main points I tried to make to him.

Who's more likely to be convicted of reckless manslaughter, Exhibit A or B?

Shouts out to Derek and Diona (the best teacher around) for the nice emails. Happy 25th Berfday Monica !

Rosa Parks, Matriarch of Civil Rights, Dies At 92

Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement, died Monday evening. She was 92. Mrs. Parks died at her home during the evening of natural causes, with close friends by her side, said Gregory Reed, an attorney who represented her for the past 15 years. Mrs. Parks was 42 when she committed an act of defiance in 1955 that was to change the course of American history and earn her the title “mother of the civil rights movement." (continue)

Beyonce's Mama Is Pissed And Coming After Gossipping Bitches On The Net

Beyonce Knowles' stylist mother Tina sent the family attorneys out to find the callous gossip who suggested her daughter Solange was bleaching her baby. Tina insisted the investigation be kept under wraps because she didn't want to fuel the speculation that upset new mum Solange, who gave birth to baby son Daniel last year (04). She recalls, "It was on the internet that my grandchild had a clubfoot and my daughter Solange put him in a bariatric chamber to bleach him. I was furious because my child was crying." Tina reveals she challenged editors at the Houston Chronicle, when she heard the rumour stemmed from the newspaper's reporters - but they insisted it had nothing to do with them. The family is still on the hunt for the culprits. (source)

Now that's some Wacko Jacko shit.

Dame Dash At It Again

Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash made quite an entrance at the Whitney Gala last week. After pulling up in a Maybach, Dash made such a leisurely exit that cars behind were honking for him to get out. When he finally did, he had his cellphone glued to his ear while mugging for the cameras. As he strolled the red carpet, Steve Stoute, the branding guru who once sued Sean Combs for assault, was exiting. While the tony crowd, including Leonard Lauder and Ross Bleckner filed in, Dash began to yell: "You punk ass, I'd smack you again, but you'd probably sue me like you did Puffy when he cracked you over the head because you are a rat bastard snitch." According to one observer, "Everyone was there, and here's this guy talking on the phone and screaming at someone, while his lovely wife is trying to smile at the cameras." Dash's response: "I'm not a snitch, so I don't run to the gossip columns."

Yeah you just end up on them. Any publicity is good publicity for Dame I guess.
Beaultiful Hustle is my new crack BTW. Not only is the design sick so is the content *gasp*


F.I.L.A. (Forever I Love Atlanta)

It's going down at the Georgia Dome and I'm not talking about that stupid ass song by the Ying Yang Twins. TLC, Monica, Jagged Edge, 112, and T.I. are all scheduled to perform tonight during the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets game. They will be performing the new theme song for Atlanta. I haven't heard the song as of yet so I will be sitting in front of my television. Just as long as they don't embarrass themselves or my home state I'm good. Of course I would've liked to see some of my Dungeon Family folks up there but you can't always get what you want. I'm just glad that Young Jeezy isn't performing. If that boy jumps on another record I think I'm going to scream.

I just hope no one decides to shakes their laffy taffy. Now that's another post. And I still think that Mike Vick (or Ron Mexico if ya nasty) has herpes. There I said it. And while we're on the subject of A-Town, guess who went on vacation to Europe?

I love that art work, wow. BTW, please be sure to check out The Procussions' new single "Miss January" on Itunes. Contrary to popular belief "crunk" is not the only genre (if you can even call it that) of music I listen to. I was sent an email over the weekend with information on the group and I fell in love with the single. Hopefully you will too.

Shouts out to my girl Sgt. Cymonne sippin' lean in Texas, two of my favorite ATLiens Suezette and Grayse, and whoever the hell attends Princeton (I call you "Carlton"). You're here more than me, ha ha.

- This Just In -


Do you believe that this is Janet and James' daughter? We all know that Janet can keep a secret but I don't know. She looks a little older than 18 eh?

I'm Having Testicle Difficulties!

Haloscan is working once again. Sorry for the inconvience.

Rumor Control

There is currently a debate on different message boards about Halle Berry appearing in one of R.Kelly's videos back in the day. Rumor has it that Halle was the video vixen crawling on the kitchen floor while Kelz fed her milk in the video for "Honey Love."According to AOL Music the rumors are true. On the 11 Things To Know About R.Kelly (other then the fact that he loves girls 16 and under), Halle Berry's appearance in the video is rank number three. Damn I learn something new everyday.

Freshly Squeezed

- Soul veteran Aretha Franklin threw lavish parties at a hotel in Detroit, Michigan last week for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Approximately 40 survivors enjoyed the festivities. Franklin performed, chatted and posed for photographs with guests. She says, "It's the right thing to do. Hopefully some of the other performers in town will follow suit."

- Actress Gabrielle Union has so many relatives; they have their own parade each year. Union hails from Omaha, Nebraska where her family is legendary for its size. She says, "I'm actually from the largest black family in the state of Nebraska. We have our own parade in downtown Omaha every year."

- At first glance these 13 year old twin sisters remind you a lot of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. But what remains unsaid is their message of hate and racism through their music. (More)

- The finest "Brothers On The Planet" according to Essence are:

Boris Kodjoe
Terrence Howard
Will Smith
Denzel Washington
Blair Underwood
LL Cool J
Michael Ealy
Idris Elba
Larenz Tate
Mos Def

Yet another list that fucked up. Where in the blue hell is my Morris Chestnut?

- "When he laughs, sometimes he scares me. I'll tell him a joke, he'll start laughing too hard...and I am like, 'Hey man, what the fuck?" - Jamie Foxx on Tom Cruise (via Gabsmash)

- Bun B has one hell of a street team (NSFW--exposed buns, B)

Bonus Material

Can you keep up? I bet in this picture Beyonce is thinking "I was dancing in one of these in the video for "Naughty Girl" but it was a lot bigger. Hmmm?"

Let the congregation say "hell to the nah." Its Passa Mase, ya'll. I'm laughing at the fact that his stretch marks remind me of Star Jones'.


Kanye and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 on the set of "Heard Em Say." Although I listen to the album on the average of once a month, this is my favorite track off "Late Registration". Its about time Kanye did something I liked!


I've been on the go today so I didn't have time to do a full post, cry me a river. The girl is tired. I think I may watch Brown Sugar on BET for the 504th time this year. Can't get enough of Boris' fine ass. Anyways, here are a few pictures to keep you satisfied until tomorrow.


I get computers puting / Y'all get shot at, call me, I do the shooting

Or atleast that wasn't the case last tonight. Cam'ron was shot in D.C.. Don't worry kids he's not dead. I know that this probably got the internet goin' nuts so I won't dwell on it too much. Although he can't rap for shit at times I wish Mr. Giles the best.

...Fuck Britney's seed. Seal's new bundle of joy reminds me of someone. Heidi have you been creeping?


... Did Jessica and Terrence get dressed in the dark? And what's going on with homie's smirk?

...For someone who will be celebrating her 4oth birthday (yes 40!) next year Stacey Dash is usually one fierce bitch. But what's going on with the oily mug?

... Ebony and Ivory recently took some time out for a vacation together in Sin City.

...Dame always looks so excited and happy when he is with Rachel doesn't he? Um no.


My Humps? I Ain't Heard of That.


About an half hour ago as I chatted away on the phone with my sperm donor, my television begin to blast a song that I've never heard before. If you haven't already had the opportunity to hear "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas just know that you are blessed and one of God's chosen people. You can watch the video over at Launch. Be advised that you may contemplate suicide afterwards.

I met a girl down at the disco.
She said hey, hey, hey yea let's go.
I could be your baby, you can be my honey
Lets spend time not money.
I mix your milk wit my cocoa puff,
Milky, milky cocoa,
Mix your milk with my cocoa puff, milky, milky riiiiiiight

What you gon' do with all that junk?
All that junk inside that trunk?
I'ma get, get, get, get you drunk,
Get you love drunk off my hump.
What you gon' do with all that ass?
All that ass inside them jeans?
I'ma make, make, make, make you scream
Make you scream, make you scream.
What you gon do with all that junk?
All that junk inside that trunk?
I'ma get, get, get, get you drunk,
Get you love drunk off this hump.
What you gon' do wit all that breast?
All that breast inside that shirt?
I'ma make, make, make, make you work
Make you work, work, make you work.
She's got me spendin'.

Spendin all your money on me and spendin' time on me
She's got me spendin'.
Spendin' all your money on me, on me, on me.

I'd rather be front row at a Pretty Rickey concert than watch that shit again. To add salt to the wound there is not one big ass anywhere to be found in the vid. I'm definitely not anywhere in Trina or Serena Williams territory but I do remember a young negra boy telling me that I was "thicker than cold grits" in my 12th grade gym class. So I can appreciate a big ass tribute every now and then.

Clearly these niggas ran out of shit to talk about. What you gon do wit all that breast?

I hate to say it but if you brought that cd --or even took the time to download it-- there is a slim chance that you may be borderline insane. "Coon Business" would have been a much more appropriate album title.

edit - I almost forgot I had these pictures of Fergie and Mike Tyson. Yes Mike Tyson. He looks like he's ready to take a bite outta that fresh white meat of her's in this picture. Ha ha. Um, and can somebody send Ms. Fergie a memo that she is not Gwen Stefani? Thanks.

Rumor Control

Word is that this morning on Hot 97 in NYC, Miss Jones had the youngest Debarge brother on her show promoting his album. Miss Jones asked him how was Janet's and James daughter doing and he confirmed that "Renee" was doing fine. They mentioned that she is about 18 years old and that she can also sing. Anybody know anything about this? Holla back.

Say What?

"I like the Trina that fucked five or six best friends," Trick comments wistfully. "She need to go get her original clique.... She needs some more T-Double-D in her life. She needs to start associating herself with my type of niggas." When told of Trick's comments, Trina replies, "I don't know if Trick knows what it means to evolve or not, but I do. He's street and that's all he's going to ever be. I came out being street, I came out being sexy, and now I've moved on to still being street but also being more mature and more classy. You have to grow. You see how Jay-Z has evolved from Reasonable Doubt to now being Shawn Carter. You have to grow to be a superstar and not just a rap artist. Jay-Z is a superstar, Trick is a rap artist. Trina went from a rap artist and is on the verge of being a superstar." (read the article)

Yeah That's Great But How Is She Going To Learn Her Lines?

A ringing endorsement from Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx has pushed "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino closer to landing the role of Effie in the big-screen adaptation of "Dreamgirls."

"I think if Fantasia does it, it's outta here," Foxx told reporters while publicizing his new movie, "Jarhead." "If Fantasia does the movie, it's completely in the stratosphere. "It's nuts." There's nothing official yet, but insiders say Fantasia is likely to co-star in the movie, adapted from the long-running Broadway show loosely based on Diana Ross and The Supremes. In addition to Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Tony-winner Anika Noni Rose have already signed on for the movie. Rumors about Barrino joining the cast have been floating around since last summer, reportedly because of Barrino's strong audition tape. Star magazine reported that Barrino auditioned for "Dreamgirls" director Bill Condon "and blew everyone away . . . It was that good," according to a source.

Coincidentally, Frenchie Davis, who was booted off the second season of "Idol," played the role of Effie in the touring company of "Dreamgirls."

"The role [of Effie] has not yet been cast," a DreamWorks spokeswoman told The Post yesterday. "There has been no movement as of today," Barrino's publicist said yesterday. "She auditioned a while ago and did an incredible job.

In Other News . . .

Babs is still a mess.

- If ANTM and Everybody Hates Chris weren't on the same network as these terrible ass shows I would seriously consider boycotting UPN, the home of Under Paid Niggas.

- Yesterday I posted a beautiful picture of Sisters Without Vaginas as Butta would say and receieved this in my inbox from my partner in grime. So I guess that the world tour will be stopping over at Howard University tomorrow. I pray they aren't the only act performing.

- I'm sorry that Foxy is going deaf but she's not blind. The Fashion Fair lipstick strikes again!

- Making The Bed 39 and Run's House were both pretty gosh darn entertaining last night. I'm glad that Diddy sent Malika's 46 year old looking ass home. She reminds my best friend and myself of a worn out T-Boz. I was shocked that he decided to axe the Ciara look-a-like.


Freshly Squeezed Crunk Juice

- Fresh off of the "Diary of a Hot Mess" world tour with co-headliners Jodeci, SWV! When I saw this picture my heart started beating triple time. Why does Coko look like Sheryl Underwood?

- Can we get Trina's make up team in here to cover the stretch marks on (possibly NSFW) Pocarra's ass? I like this picture because it looks like she has a gold tooth on the side. Poor child, probably thought she was getting on back then. This may be old to some of you but it sure as hell is new to me.

- I'm officially not feeling the ads on my site. Pills for a king kong dong? No.

- All hail Queen Latifah -- especially if you happen to be a stripper! The rapper/actress and her posse enjoyed lots of lap dances at Scores early yesterday in the topless temple's famed Champagne Room. "She is so nice," a buxom, red-headed dancer named Logan told us. "She treated me like a friend. It's great when someone who you are a fan of turns out to be a good person." Latifah -- who has visited Scores several times in recent weeks -- drank only mineral water, even after a high-rolling customer sent a magnum of Cristal to her table.

- Please donate your funds so we can buy Naima's twin a bottle of Nad's and some cold sore medicine.

- Normally I could care less about J.Ho but these pictures are killing me softly. 1 - 2 - 3

- Goonie gah gah, laffy taffy, and AK's! It's a young Killa Cam at the free throw line.

- America's Next Top Man was voted off last night. Discuss!


Unbreak My Heart


I like Alicia Keys. I really do. But every since the release of her unplugged album my local favorite radio station has been playing the song "Unbreakable" like she died
last week. For whatever reason I can't seem to get past the first line of the song.

We could fight like Ike and Tina / Or give back like Bill and Camille

Why in the blue hell would you choose to have Ike and Tina appear anywhere in the song? The first couple at that. What really kills me is that one of my associates serious considers this to be on the greatest love songs in the last 10 years. When that silly ass comment came out of her mouth I wanted to reach way back and slap fire out of her. I seriously thought I was alone in thinking this song was terrible but my 'Roni Rich echoed my same sentiments. If you're going to talk about couples who are unbreakable why isn't Bobby and Whitney mentioned? Now that's love, black love.

I'm telling ya'll if I had any song writing skills (wait a minute, most singers/rappers don't so I really shouldn't short-change myself) I would make my own dysfunctional-version of the song. Here are a few of the celebs I would include:

Bobby and Whitney
Mike Tyson and Robin Givens
Treach and Pepa
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant
Twanna and Allen Iverson
Nicole and Eddie Murphy
Terri McMillan and Jonathan Plummer
Whatever Chick Married Lil' Jon

edit - this is more fun than I thought

Mary J. Blige and K-Ci (just for the hell of it)
Tracey and Babyface

Freshly Squeezed Crunk Juice

What's Really Good?

Def Jam and other rap labels are reportedly refusing to authorize the use of their artists' music on MTV Networks' LOGO, a channel that targets the gay community.

Noah's Arc, a comedy-drama starring an all black cast is among the new series set to debut on the network. Though the series, directed by Patrick-Ian Polk, features plenty of popular music, sources say labels have refused to allow their music to be used because they don't want to be associated with gay programming.

Apparently, Polk tried to clear Kanye West's music and "got flat out rejected by the label," the director said in a statement. "I'm a fair person, I get that and a lot of times these requests and things don't make it to the artists. But he needs to check his people because that's not cool. The black gay community, and even the white gay community, are big Hip-Hop fans, so they're missing out on a big market by being short-sighted."

The news comes several months after West commented on homophobia in the music industry during an interview on MTV's "All Eyes On Kanye West" earlier this summer.

America's #1 Trap Star's Child Support Drama

Young Jeezy is facing courtroom drama as he is petitioned back to court for child support. Jeezy, born Jay Jenkins, is currently under a review as the mother of his child, Nicole Dykes, is stating that since the original child support motion in 2001 his income has changed drastically. The original motion, which established the paternity of the child, set the child support for Jenkins to pay at $178 a month. Since that motion, Jeezy has become a household name in Hip-Hop thanks, in part, to his multi-platinum Def Jam debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Dykes is asking for more than $20,000 in expenses, including clothing, transportation and housing to care for the child. At their last court appearance, held on October 6th, the judge declared that an adjustment would be made and that both sides will be responsible for their own court and lawyer fees. Dykes and her lawyer are appealing that decision, stating that negotiations were urged to Jezzy to avoid a court procedure but that was not accepted. Both parties are scheduled to return to court on October 26th. (source)

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Bonus Material


- I received a nice email from Jawn Murray this morning. The internet is one hell of a place. Go show him some love and tell him Fresh sent ya.

- I'm not going to front, Ultimate Hustler had me on the edge of my sofa last night! I wasn't surprised that Seven and Alphonso got the boot however. I was more shocked at the behavior and antics of M.O.P. They really showed their ass! It was like an episode of "My Super Sweet Sixteen" but only with two grown men and a butch looking woman. And I'm not going to start on Seven's rant after she was booted. Was all of that shit really necessary? I think not. Do the good whiteys on "The Apprentice" wild out after they get axed? Nope, they just leave and shut up. Holla back and tell me your thoughts on last night's show. You can check Seven and Shock G out on "106 and Park" tonight and chat with them at 7:45 p.m. on BET.com - - which is sporting a new design. It's about time!

- I also was able to catch BET's 25 Shades of Fine. I'm not a guy so I don't have any thoughts on the list except this: Pam Grier is my number one. I'm sorry. Ciara can't fuck with the OG Foxy Brown on a bad week. Its nothing anyone can say to make me think differently. Here's the list for any of you who may have missed it:

1. Halle Berry
2. Beyonce
3. Janet Jackson
4. Aaliyah
5. Tyra Banks
6. Mariah Carey
7. Ciara
8. Gabrielle Union
9. Alicia Keys
10. Pam Grier
11. Jada Pinkett Smith
12. Nia Long
13. Mary J. Blige
14. Ashanti
15. Vanessa L. Williams
16. Stacey Dash
17. Lisa Raye
18. Tina Turner
19. Kelly Rowland
20. Vivica Fox
21. Lil' Kim
22. Toni Braxton
23. Mo'Nique
24. The Cast Of Girlfriends
25. Lauryn Hill

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