[Throwback Fridays] Louchie Lou & Michie One: “Rich Girl”

Some of you may have thought that the original “If I Was A Rich Girl” is the 2004 hit single by Gwen Stefani. Although the song was done by Stefani for her ‘Love. Angel. Music. Baby’ solo album, the original “Rich Girl” was actually by duo Louchie Lou & Michie One. The song was released in 1993 from their 1995 album ‘I’ll Be Free’. It was inspired by the song “If I Were a Rich Man” from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. And so, in 2004, for the tenth anniversary of the famous reggae song, it was remade by Stefani and featured rapper Eve. They even won a Grammy for the record. But let’s go back a bit, paying homage to the song’s original creators. Here’s “Rich Girl”. Enjoy.

Confirmed: Pooch Hall Leaving ‘The Game’

Game over! Pooch Hall will not be returning to ‘The Game’.

Days after Tia Mowry‘s own announcement she wouldn’t be returning to BET’s  hit show ‘The Game’, the network has released their own statement, and this time it involves actor Pooch Hall. The statement reads,

After five seasons on The Game, Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry will not return as regular cast members on season six on BET Networks.

As a result of Pooch’s involvement on a new project, BET is in the process of reworking the casting and storyline of the show. That said, we hope both Pooch and Tia will make several guest appearances.

While we will miss the incredible adventures of Melanie and Derwin on The Game, we appreciate all of their hard work, the laughs and wish them both the best on their future endeavors.

Season six will continue to feature the amazing Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez, Brandy Norwood and of course, Barry A. Floyd.


Did Chris Brown Propose To Girlfriend Karrueche Tran?

After releasing a string of photos kicking off his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran‘s birthday celebration, it appears Chris Brown may have also proposed.

Tran tweeted this photo with the obvious bling in sight.

Hmmmm….nice. Doesn’t look much like an engagement ring though. But, as you know, people will speculate. It may actually just be a gift to Tran for her birthday. Others have suggested the diamond ring and recent release of intimate and sexy photos of the couple is to make Brown’s ex Rihanna jealous. There’s no secret the former lovers, turned Whitney and Bobby part 2, were on the road to a possible reconciliation until yet another falling out. The two suddenly stopped following each other on twitter recently after Brown allegedly dissed Rih in a “Theraflu” remix. I guess that “Birthday Cake” collaboration was all for nothing huh?

Here’s another photo of Karrueche’s, appropriately enough, birthday cake…


Tami Roman Apologizes For Being A Bully, Quits Twitter & ‘Basketball Wives’

By now you may have already seen or heard about the latest episode of VH1′s hit reality show, “Basketball Wives”. The episode showcased the bullying of Tami Roman against cast mate Kesha Nichols and withheld her purse because she felt disrespected. In order for Kesha to get her purse back she had to apologize to Tami and was moved to tears over the entire ordeal.

In the wake of the backlash against Tami and the network for her bullying antics, she’s issued this statement via VH1′s official blog.

I don’t apologize for it 2b accepted — that is ultimately the other person’s right to accept or deny it. My only responsibility is to acknowledge a mistake was made and own up to it. I apologize to my family, my REAL friends, my business colleagues, and my Project Girl ladies 4my recent behavior on BBW. I am NOT a bully as depicted on the show, but I did make poor decisions in handling my differences with my cast mate. I sincerely apologize to all of us, as well as to my castmate who was on the receiving end of my wrath.

I’m not sure what kind of apology that was but it doesn’t sound sincere or genuine if you ask me. She couldn’t even mention Kesha’s name. Quite frankly, that’s offensive. Maybe Tami doesn’t know the real definition of what a bully really is. As MrsGrapevine.com puts it, here’s the definition of what a bully really means.

Bully: a person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.

Bully: a blustering browbeating person; especially: one habitually cruel to others who are weaker

Bully: bullying is intentional aggressive behavior. It can take the form of physical or verbal harassment and involves an imbalance of power (someone who is physically bigger or more aggressive)

Well said.


50 Cent Hospitalized For Stomach Virus

What’s wrong 50? The rapper tweeted a string of photos revealing he had been hospitalized, Wednesday night. from an apparent stomach virus that required surgery. Not sure what kind of stomach virus requires surgery but here are a few photos and messages he sent out.

Even while hospitalized 50 didn’t miss the opportunity to promote his mixtape. He tweeted, “I’m in the hospital but my gangsta grillz LOST TAPE is done so it will be out on time.”

He even tweeted to his best friend and boxer Floyd Mayweather. “I don’t want to go into surgery. @FloydMayweather call my phone why your phone off.” Awww… loving the bromance.


Disco Queen Donna Summer Dead At 63

In some very sad news, disco queen and musical legend Donna Summer has died at the tender age of 63.

Although no official confirmation has been made, Summer reportedly succumbed to a long battle with cancer, reports TMZ.

In an official statement, Summer’s family would like to celebrate her long legacy and are thanking her fans for their condolences. The statement read, “While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy…Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time.”

Sources close to the singer says she believed she contracted lung cancer after inhaling toxic particles after the 9/11 attack in New York City. She was working on an album while trying to keep the seriousness of her illness under wraps.

Her career was catapulted to super star status with her 1978 hit “Last Dance”. She was a 5-time Grammy winner whose career spanned nearly four decades. She will be missed.





Now it seems that every time a woman has sex with more than one man she’s a hoe. There are all types of ridiculous rules such as “if you sleep with more than 3 people in a year you a hoe!” Excuse me? What if she just enjoys sex?

Women who are safe and sexually active are QUICKLY labeled a hoe because they enjoy sex for pleasure. No, it doesn’t work that way.

Let’s take your average, stereotypical hoe. When a man walks by, she somehow ends up naked. There’s no discretion. Whether he’s married, involved, crazy, employed or anything else that would keep a “good” woman away she is down to ride (pun intended). She’s always up for her next sexual conquest. Now, change that scenario from a woman seeking sexual conquest to a man doing the same. It’s a totally different story right? He’s out just being a man and that’s perfectly acceptable. I understand we live in a world of double standards, but this is also why I don’t believe in calling a woman a hoe simply because she enjoys sex.


Snooki Shows Off Baby Bump

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi showed off her growing baby bump in the above photo tweeting, “You can see better here! EEEE!!!”

Earlier in the week, the pint size reality star tweeted a photo showing off her bump but wasn’t quite effective in capturing how much she’d grown in the last month.

“Chillen with my growing baby”

After requests for another photo she tweeted new images of the full size Snooki bump.

Here’s another photo. This time, she wrote, “In love with this. Shows off the bump perfectly”

Do you think Snooki will make a good mother?

Jennifer Lopez Leaving American Idol?

Rumor has it, Jennifer Lopez may be leaving the judging panel of ‘American Idol’. Question is, do we even care?

Sure J. Lo provides great eye candy and she has immense fashion sense, but, did we ever really take Jenny from the block all that serious to begin with? Although she’s had much success under her belt, she’s no vocalist.

Her’s a theory though, Jennifer is threatening to leave idol as a ploy to get a big payout. She thinks she can get an increase from the $20 million she’s already making for her second season as an Idol judge. However, other reports also suggest Jennifer would like to spent more quality time with 4 year old twins Max and Emme, before kicking off a Latin America tour with Enrique Iglesias sometime later this summer.

Whatever the decision, I’m sure the show will go on.

Chris Brown And Girlfriend Celebrates Birthday

While Chris Brown and Rihanna may officially be on the outs, he and girlfriend of nearly two years, Karrueche Tran, seem to be doing quite well. In fact, the singer posted a few sexy and provocative photos of Tran during her birthday celebration.

The singer tweeted this photo with the message, “Happy Bday beautiful!”

It was reported earlier in the week that Brown spent $10k on Cristal and Ace of Spades champagne at West Hollywood’s Greystone Manor to kick off Tran’s 24th birthday celebration. The above photo may be further confirmation. Tran, whose actual birthday is today (May 17th) poses with a bottle of Ace of Spades.

Brown also tweeted this below photo, “Living young!”

And, of course, this photo of Karrueche’s Cakes in Breezy’s face. He tweeted, “Ass ass ass ass ass ass!!!”


[Video Premiere] Nicki Minaj: “Right By Your Side” Feat. Chris Brown

I told ya’ll it was coming and it’s here. The official “Right By Your Side” video from Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown just made it’s debut today and, to say the least, their fans were pretty excited to see it. Now let’s see what we think…..


Me, Him, and His Female Best Friend

So there’s this guy.

He asks you to come along one day to pick out a gift for his best friend. Instead of making a turn into the DVDs and sports section, you all hang a quick right into the women’s department of Macy’s.

Wait a minute.

This gorgeous man that you’ve finally snagged has a FEMALE best friend? How is that even possible?

Initially, you hope she’s a hobgoblin and married.  You hope that when you see a picture of her you’ll quickly understand how and why she got friend zoned. Then the devil, also known as Facebook, informs you that this woman isn’t a hobgoblin at all. In fact, she’s quite the opposite and seems to be a really good person….and single.

Now your mind begins to race to all those other men who told you that another woman was “like a sister to them” or a “close friend” only to realize he was blowing her back out one summer in 2010 and they still occasionally mess around now. You begin to wonder if she’s been secretly waiting in the friend zone all this time for an opportunity to pounce on him.

But this time it’s different. He swears to high heaven that no matter their relationship in the past (if there even was one) their current friendship is purely platonic.

How do you deal with a man who has a female best friend?