Mariah Carey tweets a pic of her little diva
The first pic of Mariah Carey’s new daughter shows that the little one is a diva-in-the-making. Mariah posted a pic of her mini Mimi blocking the lens in her first shot.
"This is baby Monroe saying ‘no pictures dahhhhling’ at 7+1/2 weeks…oh dear," Mariah tweeted with the picture below.
Jennifer Williams files for divorce
Jennifer Williams has pulled the trigger on her marriage. TMZ.com reports that the "Basktetball Wives" star officially filed for divorce on Friday in New Jersey.
According to court documents filed in Hudson County Superior Court, Jen is citing irreconcilable differences for the split. She is seeking alimony and an "equitable" distribution of the couple’s assets.
Chad Ochocinco shuts down breakup rumors
Despite gossip to the contrary, Chad Ochocinco’s relationship with Evelyn Lozada is still intact.
MediaTakeOut.com reported Saturday that he and Evelyn broke up. Supposedly, she and "Basketball Wives" producers were pushing the NFL player to jump the broom this season on the show, but he decided to jump ship instead. Photos of Evelyn minus her engagement ring were taken this weekend, only serving to fuel the rumor.
According to Chad, though, you shouldn’t believe the hype. He tweeted, "Broke up, child please she broke a nail maybe but that’s it."
Missy Elliott clears up work rumors
Missy Elliott wants to make one thing clear: Her battle with Grave’s Disease never kept her from creating music.
People magazine reported that Missy told them she wasn’t able to write due to symptoms of her autoimmune disease, but the rapper released a statement saying that’s not entirely true. While Missy state that she couldn’t hold a pen, that hasn’t stopped her from working.
"I’ve written and produced a bunch of Grammy-nominated, #1 hits for artists like Keyshia Cole, Monica and Jasmine Sullivan," she explained, before revealing that she is currently working on a new album.
Graves’ Disease, which Missy was diagnosed with three years ago, also hasn’t kept the rapper from the stage. "I rocked my performance on VH1 Hip-Hop Honors tribute to Timbaland last year," Missy said. "I toured the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia."
Bottom line, Missy said, "I feel great. Under my doctor’s supervision, I’ve been off medication for about a year and I’m completely managing the condition through diet and exercise.”
Black Eyed Peas prep video game
The Black Eyed Peas are hooking up with Ubisoft to let fans step into their shoes. Ubisoft has announced that it’s developing a game based on the music of BEP to be released on XBox 360 and Wii systems.
“We are thrilled to be working with Ubisoft to create ‘The Black Eyed Peas Experience video game,’" Will.I.Am. said in a press release. “Ubisoft has both redefined and dominated the dance category in the video game industry and we can’t wait to be a part of taking that to the next level by infusing an experience that’s 100 percent authentic to the Black Eyed Peas.”
UbiSoft didn’t specify when the game would come out, but a version of The Black Eyed Peas Experience for PlayStation 3 is slated to drop later this year.
‘Thriller’ jacket sold for $1.8 million
It’s been more than two years since Michael Jackson died, but he—or his paraphernalia, rather—can still bring in the big money.
His red and black leather "Thriller" jacket was recently auctioned for $1.8 million.
Milton Verret, a commodities trader from Texas, is the reported buyer and will allow his purchase to go on tour as a fundraising tool for children’s organizations.
The BET blunder heard ‘round Twitter
Tiffany Greene’s blunder at the BET Awards Sunday night thrust her into the spotlight and earned her a quick 10,000 Twitter followers in just a few minutes.
Tiffany was selected to present the Viewers’ Choice Award at the live event, along with “106 & Park” hosts Rocsi and Terrence J. Unfortunately, the name she was told to read off of the digital screen in her hand was different from the one on the teleprompter in front of her.
So, even though Tiffany was correct in proclaiming Chris Brown the winner, she was quickly corrected by Terrence J who then announced that Rihanna was the winner. Drake, who had been standing offstage, accepted the award for him and Rihanna and called the moment “awkward.”
Tiffany, who was being criticized via Twitter, vented her frustrations.
However, today, she tweeted an apology.
“Last night I was tweeting backstage out of pure emotion and nerves. I actually feel a lot better today and the kind words have truly helped,” she said.
BET’s Stephen Hill took credit for the mistake.
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