A story in Florida's Sun-Sentinel reported that Dwyane Wade is facing a lawsuit for breach of contract from former partners Mark Rodberg and Richard von Houtman. Rodberg and von Houtman helped Wade open two restaurants last year and were planning a third. But both D. Wade's Sports Grills shut down in the last couple of months and the plaintiffs are saying it's because Wade didn't fulfill his end of the deal by making the required marketing and promotional appearances on behalf the restaurants.Wade, however, is saying that he did meet his obligations and Rodberg and von Houtman , who are looking for $15,000 and attorney's fees, needed to slow their roll and let the restaurants marinate for a minute before expanding. "If anything, Dwyane has a concern that the value of his name has been tarnished by ceasing operation of the restaurants," Steven Peretz, Wade's attorney, told the Sun Sentinel. "This is an instance where D. Wade called a timeout on the expectation of the restaurants. The pilot restaurants have not shown any record for success."
Here's the official album cover for Ne-Yo's forthcoming effort 'Year of The Gentleman' due this September. Plus take a listen as Ne-Yo performed a live rendition of Rihanna's #1 smash 'Take A Bow' while visiting a radio station in UK.
Trina and her boyfriend, NBA player Kenyon Martin, were involved in a car accident in Belize on Friday. The couple was traveling in a police motorcade on their way from the airport when their Ford Excursion was struck by a minivan on the highway.
Trina and Martin were unharmed, but the driver of the minivan, George Abraham, and his two young sons were injured. Abraham has accused Trina and Martin’s driver of being in the wrong.
The legendary Whitney Houston returns with the appropriately titled “Like I Never Left” produced by and featuring hitmaker Akon. The new album, yet to be titled, from Miss Houston is scheduled to drop November 10th.
“Lions, Tigers, and Bears” is another soul wreanching song from 21 year-old R&B singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan. The track is to be featured on Sullivan's debut album Fearless, to be released on J Records later this year.
“Bad Girl” is the second single off Danity Kane’s sophomore album Welcome to the Dollhouse. The comic book-style video features Missy Elliott.
Here is the latest video from Snoop Dogg, the song is titled "Those Gurlz" and it's extracted of his last album Ego Trippin.
"Marco Polo" is the official 1st single of Bow Wow new solo and 6th album titled Pedigree. The song and video features rapper Soulja Boy.
R&B singer Ashanti is now able to add “Tourism Ambassador” to her resume this week. The “The Way That I Love You” singer was introduced Tuesday as one of nine ambassador who will promote tourism in Nassau County on Long Island. Ashanti was appointed the Ambassador Of Music And Nightlife. Sporting an orange blazer with a tourism patch over her white dress, Ashanti stated “it’s amazing to be asked to give something back to the community.” The tourism campaign which will promote attractions and points of interest on the island targets tri-state area residents in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, pitching Long Island with the slogan “The Island Next Door.”
Sharing the spotlight with her now 6-year-old daughter Sy’rai, Brandy has teamed up with footwear retailer Skechers for the ‘Nothing Compares to Family’ ad campaign. Slated to run through 2009, the campaign features some of today's popular celebrity families while also benefitting family-related charities selected by the celebrities. "It's great to be part of Skechers' campaign, which promotes and benefits families and children," says Brandy who will be featured in numerous editorial ads through 2009. Brandy is set to release her fifth studio album later this year, and will support The Norwood Foundation, which provides cultural enrichment to at risk youth.
STAR magazine falsely reported that commitment-phobe, Mr. Sean John Combs, had proposed to R&B singer Cassie Ventura. A rep for Diddy says the whole thing was made up:
“Contrary to tabloid reports, there is no engagement. This was a complete fabrication.”
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As you know, E3 aims to keep you up to date with what's Hot! And what's hot is music sensation Katy Perry, who is exploding like a supernova. Katy Perry led the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a fifth week on Thursday with "I Kissed a Girl." Now with the release a remix track, featuring rapper Mims, the kiss and tell singer will stay on top. The new track adds a touch of Hip-Hop that makes the good song GREAT! Listen for yourself. In case you haven't already heard Perry's original track, you know E3 already got you! Listen to the original track HERE
50 Cent has sued Taco Bell, claiming the fast-food restaurant chain is using his name without permission in advertising that asks him to call himself 99 Cent.
The rapper says in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that the Mexican-themed chain features him in a print ad asking him to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent. His real name is Curtis Jackson.
The rapper's court papers say the ad is part of Taco Bell's "Why Pay More?" campaign, which promotes items for under a dollar, including Cinnamon Twists for 79 cents, Crunchy Tacos for 89 cents and Bean Burritos for 99 cents. The papers say the Irvine, Calif.-based company sent a bogus letter requesting the name change to the news media but not to the rapper.
The rapper's lawyer, Peter D. Raymond, said his client didn't learn about the letter or that he was featured in the ad campaign until he saw a news report about it. Raymond said his client is seeking $4 million in damages.
R&B star Chris Brown will dance onto the small screen soon with his very own reality show. The as-yet-untitled series, likely to be called “Chris Brown Presents,” will center on the world of hip-hop and street dance culture, pitting contestants against one another in impromptu dance-offs reports Variety. "Dancing is more than just a way of moving, it's a different expression of music," Brown said. "That's what I want to focus on with this show." Brown has partnered with producers Mark Burnett and J.D Roth who plan to pitch the show to broadcast and cable outlets next week.
Faith Evans, multi-platinum selling singer and widow of the Notorious B.I.G., is set to release a “tell all” book, titled Keep the Faith: A Memoir, on August 29th.
Revealed earlier this year, the book which is to detail the highs and lows of the R&B singer’s life is also set to shed light on Evans’ controversial relationship with The Notorious B.I.G.
This is what Evans said about her upcoming book release:
It’s been over ten years since Big was killed. I grieved for him for a very long time. And then, as time passed, the icy wall of grief surrounding my heart began to thaw and I began to heal. I remarried, had more children, and continued to record and release more music. I continued to live my life. And while I can never discount the time I spent with Big, I’ve never felt the need to live in the past. But sometimes, I still find myself thinking about Big being rushed the hospital, and I break down in tears.
Rapper Nas joined members of ColorOfChange.org and MoveOn.org to deliver boxes of a petition with over 600,000 signatures. In hopes to put and end to the racist antics of the Fox News Corporation. Here he’s seen delivering a speech to the press. View the video below to hear his speech.
Terrance Howard hit up a party for his brand new cover of Philidelphia Style magazine.
Mariah Carey, san Nick Cannon, was spotted on the way into MTV’s TRL the other day.
Contemporary R&B artist, Jazmine Sullivan, is heating up the summer with her single, "Need U Bad" featuring Missy Elliott. Watch this video as the Philly-based sultry songstress performs a new track "I'm in Love with Another Man" live. The song is off her upcoming debut album Fearless. Without a doubt Jazmine Sullivan is definitely an emerging artist on the brink. With a distictive voice and a writing style to match, success for her is eminent.
Check out these two new promo photos for Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled debut album, in stores and online September 30th. The album features the single “Spotlight” and collaborations with Timbaland, Robin Thicke, The Underdogs, Diane Warren, and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart.