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Jason Kidd is certainly living up to his name. Super early Sunday morning just before 2:00 AM the new Knick was arrested for a DWI. He crashed his 2010 Escalade in an accident that happened close to his house in the Hamptons.
The good news is that he nor anyone else were seriously injured. At age 39, he just signed a 3 year deal with the Knicks for $9.5 million dollars. Not only did he jeopardize that but also the lives of everyone else on the road. When TMZ first reported the incident they described Kidd as “Incredibly drunk”. He hit a pole and veered into the woods.
Kidd was reportedly at a benefit held at a private Hampton’s estate hosted by NeYo to honor George Lucas. After the event they went to the chi-chi SL East club. They say that he was partying so much that he was literally hanging from a light fixture before it broke and had to be carried out of a local Hamptons night club. They also say that friends tried to stop him from getting behind the wheel but he insisted and left alone.
TVST => Friends really don’t let friends drink and drive. Seriously. Here’s a tip, when a guy is that drunk, get the car keys and then pretend to lose them. They can’t get mad at an accident. Then promise to come back in the morning and help them find it. Works everytime. The alternative is what we have here….or worse.
After Kidd was treated for his injuries at Southampton Hospital he was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI.
These legal issues might actually force the Knicks to match, what Carmelo Anthony referred to as a “Ridiculous Offer” from the Rockets for Jeremy Lin, and I agree. However in light of this recent situation and impending legal troubles that will haunt Kidd in the upcoming months, the Knicks should just blow the salary cap and keep Lin. I realize that he’s an unproven, over rated expense, but he is also an International Superstar and should put some asses in the seats. At least until they can figure something else out.Read more...
Did 50 Fire Shots? Or was he Just Speaking the Truth About his Relationship with Banks and Yayo? [audio]
50 was on Big Boy’s neighborhood radio show discussing the status of G-unit and how he basically needs to let Yayo and Banks do their thing. It’s a tough love situation. This should come as no surprise because back in May, 50 revealed that he hadn’t had communication with Lloyd Banks in like 9 months. Although he indicated that this was not the first time, it was the first time that we officially heard that the two were not communicating on a regular basis.
He told Big Boy back via a phone interview,
He goes through these things where there’s no communication and he goes off and does what he wants, it’s set at that point because I’ve spent marketing dollars so he can go wherever he wants to go and actually go do shows, make money and do other things, At that point, it’s fine for him to move around and go do it by himself. I want them to be individuals and operate on their own away from me, I’m fine with it. … We can get on the phone together, but I haven’t spoken to him. I haven’t spoken to Banks in nine months. But this is not the first time this has happened. He’s a baby. He’s the youngest in the actual G-Unit, he got really rich at 19. Both him and Tony [Yayo] have made over nine million dollars. With [Young] Buck, it was almost eight million dollars.”
50’s tune hasn’t changed much. In this most recent interview he sounds like a disappointed father who put a lot of work and effort into a son who has talent but doesn’t practice his craft. Someone who can see that talent wasted is worse than having no talent. Fif says,
”I’ve enabled them to a point where they feel like they don’t have to do anything,”
And he also says that Tony Yayo needs to step up to the plate,
“Yayo has to do a lot more. He just doesn’t do what he’s supposed to do.”
Big Boi also tries to make sure if there was any beef simmering between the G-unit members that it was cooked up proper. He asked 50 if he had a show next week, who would come out and perform with him. Fif says” Yayo”. Big Boi earlier asked 50 if he was on a raft and Yayo and Banks were drowning, which one would he save? Any Guesses? (Listen to the interview for the answer).
50 is quick to say that they are both like his little brothers and that he could never make the choice between the two.
Now this can go 1 of 3 ways. Yayo and Banks can be pissed about this, wage a war against 50 in which they can’t win, although their egos might tell them otherwise, or take 50’s advice and get to work. Or the third option, continue to do nothing and count the stacks they have already earned.
I suspect 50 is not as easy to be around when you are no longer hungry. 50 has that insatiable hunger that never dies. Puff has it, Floyd Mayweather has it. It lets them continue working with the same drive and determination they had when they were broke. In some cases, work even harder. Give any hood cat $8 million dollars and see how hard he works after that.
Here is 50’s complete interview on Big Boi’s neighborhood.Read more...
It appears that Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant is having a hard time signing the divorce papers. She has until Sunday to make the divorce final. It appears that time in mediation is paying off and the two might just work things out.
TMZ reports that a source close to the situation says,
’We’ve learned Kobe and Vanessa are trying to work out the issues that caused her to file for divorce back in December.
‘They spend a lot of time together but he has not officially moved back in with her,
This is another example of why the California waiting period of six months is effective. If papers are filed in the heat of an argument, it gives both parties time to clear their heads and hearts and make the right decisions.
Vanessa would receive three of Kobe’s mansions plus $75 million dollars if the divorce does go through. She filed back in December with claims that Kobe was with multiple women over their 10 years of marriage. They married when Vanessa was just in her teens with no pre-nuptial agreement leaving the couple susceptible to California’s 50-50 law for divorce.
Since the official divorce filing they have been seen together on many occasions in public, even sharing a kiss on Valentine’s Day.
Kudos for Kobe for not making a stink over the money or the mansions during the settlement talks. If he was trying to work this out that was extremely wise. He could have acted like an ass and made things worse and ruined any chances of reconciliation.
NOTHING IS CONFIRMED…..
So far all of the news stories and outlets report back to the one and only TMZ story which says that the divorce is called off “FOR NOW”. ABC News and other outlets have yet to get a response from Kobe’s rep confirming if it’s true or not. Hell, Kobe himself probably doesn’t know if it’s true or not, no one will really know until the deadline has passed and Vanessa has not signed the papers. I hope they stay together.
In this instance for Kobe the old saying is definitely true, “IT’S CHEAPER TO KEEP HER”.
Nene has made another mogul move to increase her Leakes empire. Introducing Nene Leakes fashion line.
She is actually doing it the right way. She is not following Sheree an producing her own designs, she is just allowing another company to use her name to promote their designs. Therefore, there is literally no work needed by Nene herself, with the exception of approving the clothes that would be a part of the line.
Nene has just signed a licensing deal with Beanstalk who announced the new partnership during this year’s Licensing Expo 2012 going on right now in Las Vegas.
In a statement Beanstalk says, that their intention is to,
“leverage NeNe’s position in pop culture to offer consumers fashion-forward, affordable apparel and accessories, designed to empower women to walk into a room and ‘own it’ — like NeNe herself.”
The company’s President and CEO spoke highly of NeNe,
“While the fame of reality television characters is often short-lived and fleeting, NeNe Leakes has displayed versatility that has enabled her to transition from being a ‘Real Housewives’ personality to a featured television star on ‘Glee.’ NeNe’s mult-faceted personality and aspirational style will translate well into products that will emotionally connect with her fans.”
Just what does Nene’s empire consists of?
I would say not that much. She is listed as being worth $4 million dollars which is not a lot. Because it’s not a lot she will most likely continue to do The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The show pays! Besides this clothing line deal, the only other notable things that she has going are a few television appearances:
- She was able to land her role on “Glee” as Coach Roz Washington
- She’s has an upcoming role on NBC’s the New Normal, I’m very doubtful that it will be recurring.
- The Celebrity Apprentice, which is over.
Her main breadwinner is Housewives and looking at Nene’s and the other salaries, it’s no wonder why they do the show. Nene rakes in over $1 Million dollars and is clearly the highest paid Housewife. Then Kim, Sheree, Kandi with Phaedra and Cynthia in tow. Here are the salaries below as reported earlier this year by Media Takeout
- NeNe Leakes – $750K per season, plus a $250K bonus for doing the reunion show
- Kim – $600K per season plus a $150K bonus for doing the reunion show
- Sheree – $550K per season plus a $150K bonus for doing the reunion show
- Kandi – $450K per season plus a $100K bonus for doing the reunion show
- Phaedra and Cynthia – $300K per season plus a $75K bonus for doing the reunion show
- Marlo – $75K – she must be available for filming on request.
- Peter (Cynthia’s husband) – $75K – he must be available for filming on request.
- Kroy and Apollo – $50K – must be available for filming on request.
If I was Beanstalks president, Michael Stone, I would probably wait another season before tying my brand to Nene but then again I’m sure they got her on the cheap.Read more...
Yep, smack dab in the middle of performing her song “Judas” Lady Gaga gets hit in the head with a pole. It didn’t knock her out, but it looked like it hurt.
She’s singing and then spreads her arms out wide for a second. Then she looks around like something was supposed to happen or something is out of place. Then she turns around and starts pulling props together and a dancer pulls a pole up to remove it when the back-end of the pole, pops Gaga on her head as he leaves.
Upon impact she just rubs her head and keeps it moving . According to Gagamedia.net, she did another 16 songs. At some time during the performance she told the crowd,
I did hit my head and I think I may have a concussion but don’t you worry I will finish this show.
Her make-up artist later confirmed via twitter that she did have a concussion but she was also ok
“Gaga has a concussion but she is going to be okay. She wants u to know she loves u. I’m taking care of her.cant believe she finished the show.”
You have to give props where props are due. She can be called a lot of things, and you know I’m not the biggest lady Gaga fan, but she could have cancelled that show and called it a night. She’s made over $140 Million dollars in the last 2 years and you don’t get that much money from being a spoiled diva. She sucked it up and delivered. Her Lil monsters should be proud.
You can watch the whole thing in the video below.