Hip-Hop king Russell Simmons and his model girlfriend Porschla Coleman have ended their new agey love, and Simmons supposedly sent her packing, finishing the deed with a lengthy post in his Huffington Post blog. In it he describes their veggie-loving connection and their yoga practice, which culminated in Porschla receiving her teaching certification thanks, of course, to Russell, who provided a scholarship at her yoga studio through which she funded her studies. But he’s now setting his pretty young thing free to downward dog on his own for a while. Here’s a snippet of his rambling farewell:
A little over a year ago, I met a very sweet and beautiful girl in Atlanta at a party for my book, Do You!. We talked at length about our vegan diets and common interest in yoga. She too was feeling the shift that is happening in America right now of people looking inward…Eventually, she decided to pursue a high certification of yoga that would… license her as a teacher of Jivamukti Yoga. It has been inspiring to see her work so hard towards such an impressive goal. Her name is Porschla Coleman.
He ends his post with ” Congratulations, Porschla, and thank you for the inspiration.” He forgot to add, “Thank you for letting me dump you and then try to make myself feel better by posting this rambling mess about how great you are. But I’m just not that into you. Namaste.” [BET]
This might just be the greatest interview of the century. In a chat with Complex Magazine, Flavor Flav revealed all the stuff we wish we never knew about him – like the worst prank he ever played and the deets of his virginity loss at age 6. Holy crap. Read below for our favorite moments, and check out the entire amazing thing here.
On the time he ate a booger as part of a prank, and how he got revenge:
For the person that put the booger on my hamburger, I got him back by taking some dog sh*t and putting it on the Ritz Crackers and he ate that sh*t.
Discussing his most prized possession:
When we were over in Switzerland, they made a Flav Coo-Coo clock. And when it strikes three o?clock you got little Flav that comes out and say ?YeahhhhhBoy! YeahhhhhBoy!?
Detailing the disturbing tale of losing his virginity at six-years old:
Where did I lose my virginity? I lost my virginity in the bushes on a box…A girl and me were having sex on a box in the bushes, in some big tall bushes….This was when I was real, real, real, real, young….I lost my virginity when I was 6 years old…Because you know we learned to have done the nasty back in the days, and me and this girl we experiment, we were experimenting, and my little joint got hard, I penetrated for about a few seconds.
Oops! Diddy was almost left out of the party he was hosting this weekend at Lily Pond in the Hamptons, because the club was already packed with over 1000 people ready to get freaky with the rapper.
“They were blocking Diddy’s grand entrance,” said a spy who was lurking outside the East Hampton nightclub. “He and his entourage arrived with a three-car fleet of Cadillac SUVs and were forced to turn around. He couldn’t even make it close to the front door.”
But never fear! The rapper eventually let go of his grand entrance and snuck in through the back. Once inside the club, the music was turned of for 15 minutes while the VIP section was cleared for His Royal Diddyness. Only the best for our American royalty!
Has Usher finally realized that firing his Mom-ager Jonetta Patton was a bad idea? The singer dumped his mama last year around Mother’s Day for super-manager Benny Medina (he’s handled Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, to name a couple), but has apparently been freaking out that his latest album is selling way below 2004′s “Confessions.” Medina supposedly tried to stroke his ego and assure him that “Here I Stand” is doing just fine considering the current economic climate, but when Lil Wayne sold over a million copies of his new album in one week, Usher flipped his sh*t. “Usher was livid!,” said a spy. “He threatened to fire everyone.”
The BET Awards, which the singer headlined, also performed poorly in the ratings, and the show’s stinky performance only added to Usher’s anxiety. Now friends are telling the star that maybe he should re-hire his mom, whose beef with Usher’s wife apparently contributed to her getting axed. Now that the ladies are getting along, while her contract get picked back up? [NYDN]
Cynthia Rodriguez has filed for divorce from her superstar husband of six years, Alex Rodriguez. Let the crazy divorce hearings begin! Apparently the Madonna drama was the final straw for Mrs. Rod, and the couple’s trainer has accused A-Rod of getting “pulled in by the dark side,” and accuses the Kaballah-loving singer of having A-Rod “totally brainwashed.”
Cynthia’s divorce petition accused her hubby of being a serious cheater, and alleges “emotional abandonment.” Her lawyer added that A-Rod’s “relationship with Madonna was the latest situation in a series of events” that finally pushed his client to file for divorce. Madge and Lenny Kravitz have both issued statements denying any involvement in this divorce disaster (Madonna also insists that she is not divorcing husband Guy Ritchie).? [NYP/Us]
Just about everything that has to do with Pharrell is hot – except the latest news that he plans on eliminating the tattoos on his body – not by that scary laser stuff, but by using his own skin to cover it up. Sounds confusing? Let the uber rapper/producer explain:
“It’s basically like getting a skin graft, but you’re not taking skin from your ass or your legs. These guys actually grow the skin for you. First you have to give them a sample of your skin, which they then replicate. Once that’s been done, they sew it on – and it’s seamless.”
In other words, SEXY.
In what could possible be the greatest love triangle quadrangle of the year – Yankees star (and Madonna BFF) Alex Rodriquez has been dumped by his wife – for LENNY KRAVITZ. Cynthia Rodriguez has left the couple’s kids in Miami and jetted to Paris, where she is reportedly holed up with the rebel rocker. The strangest part of the story (if there is such a thing with this mess) is that Lenny and Madonna – who’s been linked to A-Rod this week – used to knock boots! The Yankee shortstop – who was linked to a sexy blond stripper last year – scored a home run in last night’s game against the Texas Rangers – do you think his wife did as well?
Lindsay Lohan gets a bad rap for being a bit, er, troubled, but we really can’t blame her. The starlet has a notoriously screwed up family, and her dad epitomizes the drama – he’s a recovering addict, has spent time in jail, and loves loves LOVES the press. He also claims to love his daughter, but we don’t buy it. Apparently neither does Lindsay, who has been ignoring her dad’s phone calls. How do we know? A voicemail Michael apparently left for Lindsay has leaked, and let’s just say it sounds a little desperate. He begs her to call him back, and promises never to mention her to the press again. Rightttt. We’re sure daddy’s little LiLo, who turned 22 yesterday, is just loving the latest birthday gift from her old man – a secret sister.
Our fave part of Michael’s rambling message is below – listen to the whole thing here.
Look, I love you honey. Please, please don’t do this anymore. Pick up the phone and talk to me. Everything from now on is between you and me. And I promise you, I will not go back on it, I will not break my word…I promise you, I’ll keep questions out of the press, when it comes to you I promise. Just please, please, honey, call me or pick up the phone. You need to promise me.
Jennifer Lopez loves her scrawny husband; we love her hot bag.? [Jezebel]
Amy Winehouse’s dad dragged his daughter home from the pub and locked her in the house. Finally!? [DListed]
Angelina‘s twins are weeks away from being born. Everybody can chill out – especially you, Shiloh!? [Seriously? OMG!]
Janet and JD look fine en France for fashion week. Ohh la love it!? [YBF]
The cast of Friends is reuniting for a movie based on the TV show. Do not want!? [I'mNotObsessed]
Suri Cruise caught playing with her favorite toy – a $100 bill.? [JustJared]
Say it ain’t so ya’ll!
TMZ is reporting that Miss Britney Jean Spears has been having secret rendezvous with that creep with a camera, Adnan Ghalib. Apparently, Brit’s ex has been sneaking into her gated community over the past couple of months, and the two have been texting a lot, sometimes about Brit’s “controlling” dad Jamie. The problem? It’s Jamie’s job to look out for his daughter, and he doesn’t think Adnan’s got his little girl’s best intentions in mind. And neither do her doctors! Apparently all the people looking out for Britney are trying to keep this guy away. Let’s hope she catches on soon – she’s been doing so well lately!