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Kanye Charges $1000 For Sneakers

Wanna own a pair of shoes designed by the coolest man in the world, Kanye West? It’s gonna cost you – a lot. But who’s worried about dropping cash in this current economic climate?

The rapper’s footwear (peep pics of the shoes here) is a collaboration with iconic fashion house Louis Vuitton, and comes in three different styles – Don’s (named after the Louis Vuitton Don himself, perhaps?), Jasper’s – (in honor of Kanye’s brother), and the Mr. Hudson (after the artist who worked with him on his latest album).

But if you wanna stick your feet in a pair of the haute couture kicks, it’s gonna require that you drop some serious cash. The cheapest pair will apparently run you around $870, and if you wanna splurge on a pair of Jasper’s with leather tassels, it’ll cost you $1140. Considering the price and Kanye’s blogging style, we think he should rename his whole line and call it “!!!!!!” Kinda fits, right?  [Via ONTD. Photo: GettyImages]

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Tourist Trap: Diddy’s Tantric Tweets

Diddy just started Twittering a few weeks ago, and he’s already attracted over 96,000 followers. His secret? Posting obsessively about his tantric sex habit and detailing his attempt at a 36-hour bone marathon on his Twitter site.

We asked people on the streets of NYC if they thought the hip-hop mogul’s Twitters are TMI or totally hot, and if they think his lil’ Diddy can really go that long. Watch above!

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Chris Brown And Rihanna Reconcile At Diddy’s House

It’s the moment we’ve all not been waiting for – Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together, trying to make it work. The pair crashed at Diddy‘s Miami mansion this weekend for some relationship work, and in Chris’ case, some jet-skiing. Because nothing says “I’m sorry for beating the sh*t out of you” quite like acting like a douche-bag on a tiny water scooter.

“They are definitely together and care a great deal about each other,” says a friend of the couple. “They feel like staying in and working through their issues.” But the only one staying in was Rihanna, who remained hidden all weekend while Chris took multiple play breaks.

Meanwhile, more celebrities are blabbing about their violent fight, like Mehki Phifer, who supportively said of Chris that “people make mistakes.” When are celebs gonna stop getting their terminology wrong? It’s not a “mistake” – it’s abuse.

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Diddy Twitters Tantric Sex Updates

According to his new Twitter account, Diddy is currently three hours and thirty-three minutes into a thirty-five hour sex marathon. “Having tantric sex!!!! I feel so much better.!!! Thank you,” he announced early this morning. He’s since updated three times, rallying support for his f*ckery and urging himself to maintain focus. Most recently he tweeted, “Ohh yea. God bless everyone!!!!! This is gonna be the best day of your life!!!!”

That sounds to us like orgasm number one for Diddy. He’s right – that alones makes it the best day of our life.

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Rihanna Escapes Drama In Mexico

Rihanna has wisely bailed on the insulated Hollywood scene for the smog-less, sunny skies of Mexico. The singer has been spotted with a few friends chilling on the beaches of Punta Mita, looking sullen and forlorn. Let’s hope there are some serious girl talk sessions going on at their private beachside villa, with themes ranging from “he’s an asshole” to “dump him and don’t look back – oh and press charges, too.”

Chris Brown is currently awaiting his first court date on March 5th, but the LAPD may postpone as they are still collecting evidence. “If [detectives] determine they need more time they’ll set a new date for him to come into court,”said a police spokesperson. Is this because they’re trying to build a strong case against the singer, or because they’ve got nothing on him?  [Photo: WireImage]

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Chris Brown Wants Fans Back, Goes To Anger Management

Chris Brown really wants us to like him again! The violent singer has started attending anger management sessions in an attempt to regain the public’s support. The plan was masterminded by his “crisis manager” Michael Sitrick, who’s been hired to repair the star’s image, ruined after he got physical with girlfriend Rihanna.

“Chris doesn’t actually have to go by law,” an source tells the NY Daily News, “but he believes it will make him look better to the public, and he wants to try to get in a few classes before March 5.”

That fateful day is Chris’ court date, natch. Clearly Brown seems to have no real interest in managing his rage issues – just his tattered career. That makes us angry!  [Photo: WireImage]

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P-Hizzle Spits Most Awkward Freestyle Ever

The most embarassing thing about Paris Hilton freestyle rapping is not that she sounds like an Ewok stoned on Nyquil and Pillsbury crescent rolls, but that she calls herself a “thug.” Yep, the girl who once smoked a tampon thinks she’s street. Sure she had a meltdown during her jail stint, but that doesn’t seem quite so thug to us. Judging from her outfit in this clip, “fug” would have been a more appropriate word choice.

Snoop Dogg doesn’t seem to mind that his partner in rhyme is a perfume-hawking hotel heiress, and he gently schools “P-Hizzle” on the way freestyle is supposed to flow. Sadly his lesson comes only after she embarasses the family name once again. Clip above.  [via Buzzfeed]

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Celebs Aren’t Buying Chris Brown’s Apology – Including Rihanna

Chris Brown finally released a statement on Sunday about kicking Rihanna‘s ass – he probably hoped we’d be too busy celebrating President’s Day to notice. Nice try, pal. Here’s the official word from the shamed singer, who has apparently hired Paris Hilton‘s former flack to help him through this image crisis:

“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”

Rihanna is reportedly “appalled” by her ex’s groveling, but the real sass is coming from some of the older ladies lurking around Hollywood. Oprah Winfrey‘s best friend Gayle King told Extra, “I can’t think of anything that makes me support anything that Chris Brown is saying at this time. And my heart just aches for Rihanna.”

Roseanne Barr didn’t even try to be polite on her blog in this rant about the scandal. Says the former sitcom star:

“chris brown’s lies and excuses make me want to beat the crap out of him…he uses the language of the perpetrator just like every sleazy bastard who ever smacked his wife, kid mother or girlfriend around uses. you dirty bastard, I hope you go to prison for ten years. IT’S YOUR FAULT, ASSHOLE! as for all the mealy mouthed hollywood and music scene chicks that can’t bring themselves to condemn a misogynistic bully, let me say this: your time as whores for propaganda is ending, bitches.”  [Photo: WireImage]

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Chris Brown Begins Damage Control

Chris Brown reportedly gathered his closest friends and family together last night in Los Angeles to rally the troops and lay out a game plan for his wrecked reputation. Apparently he attempted to calm everyone down, and assured them all that he and Rihanna are totally over. What a shocker!

The singer is also allegedly seeking professional crisis managment help, and two people being mentioned are Alan Nierob, who repped Mel Gibson after his anti-semetic slur scandal, and Howard Bragman, who worked with Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington after a homophobic remark uttered on-set got him fired. Neither have been hired yet, but Bragman did have this advice for the young star:

“What he is accused of doing is a bad thing -– and I’m talking about that in the court of public opinion. The only thing probably worse is murder, rape, and hurting an animal. This isn’t a bong hit like Michael Phelps, which everybody has done. This is serious. What he’s got going for him is that he’s young, talented, likable, and we forgive people. You can go home again, but it takes time. It’s not something you can turn around overnight. He has to strap himself in and be ready for a long ride. It’s not a comfortable ride.”

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Cops’ Case Against Chris Brown Is “Kinda Weak”

More details are popping up surrounding Chris Brown and Rihanna‘s Sunday night slug-fest, and cops are now saying they may have a “kinda weak” case. The fight between the two clean cut pop stars erupted after Chris received a bootycall text message (not from Keshia Chante, apparently). Chris starting hitting RiRi during their fight, and she then faked a phone call to a friend, requesting that police be present when Chris dropped her off at home.

This set Chris off even more, and he apparently dropped a threat along the lines of “You are really f*cked up now. I’m going to kill you.” He then began pummeling the singer, who somehow managed to grab his keys out of the ignition and toss them out the window.

But the worst of the latest news to leak is that Rihanna told cops that this was not their first altercation; Chris has apparently been violent with her before. And though the D.A. is still investigating the case to decide how to prosecute (hence, the fact that it may be “weak”), it looks like it’s Brown who is “really f*cked up now.”  [TMZ. Photo: WireImage]