Monday, May 31, 2010
Los Angeles - Beyonce and a video producer were sued Friday by a man who says access to his Mt. Olympus home was blocked for hours during a video and still photography session for the R&B singer/actress.
Philip Markowitz is seeking unspecified damages from the singer and producer Dina Ciccotello on private nuisance and trespass allegations.
A representative for Beyonce was not immediately available for comment on the Los Angeles Superior Court complaint.
According to the suit, the video shoot for the Beyonce song "Why Don't You Love Me," with a crew of about 30 people, took place March 26, beginning about 7 a.m. and lasting until 11 p.m.
The plaintiff said the activity made it difficult for him to come and go, and he had to get an off-duty officer to "guide him past the obstructions."
The plaintiff says he was "disturbed all day with noise and his dog barking at the crew while they trespassed on his driveway."
Markowitz says that when he demanded compensation for his inconvenience -- he had previously received $10,000 for use of his property -- Ciccotello told him the shoot had a low budget and the payment could only be approved "in concept." MyFoxLA.com
They say the two artistes almost brought down the stage...I say the stage looks too big for them to bring down just like that!
Do you recognize one of the host of the show in that costume....yeah thats Kabelo....dude is always clowning!
pics thanks to Francis Oghuma.
Pellegrini said "I dont wish him any success at all. In fact, having gone to Real Madrid, i hope he gets them relegated.
The 47-year-old Mourinho, former manager of Porto and Chelsea, replaced Manuel Pellegrini who was sacked last week, becoming Real president Florentino Perez's eighth coach in seven years.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
MUSHIN 2 MOHITS (Wande Coal) - Winner
LEAST EXPECTED (Bracket)
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
- Winner TERRY G
SONG OF THE YEAR
YORI YORI - Bracket - Winner
KOKOROKO - Kefee
YOU BAD - Wande Coal
FREE MADNESS Pt. 2 - Terry G
ALANTA - Artquake
RECORDING OF THE YEAR
STRONG TING - Banky W
I LOVE U - P-Square
HEAVEN PLEASE - Timi - Winner
KEEPER OF MY DREAMS - Lara George
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Album/Song Title - More, Love Truly
Artiste(s) - DAREY ART ALADE / IYANYA
Album/Song Title - Strong Ting, No Stars
Artiste(s) - Banky W / Darey Art Alade
DON JAZZY - Winner
Album/Song Title - Bananas, U Bad
Artiste(s) - Wande Coal
Album/Song Title - Everyday, Igboro
Artiste(s) - Dagrin
Album/Song Title - Thank God, Ako Mi Ti Poju
Artiste(s) - Dagrin, Naeto C
BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)
Music Video Title - DANGER
Artiste - P-Square
Music Video Title - Kokoroko
Artiste - Kefee
CLARENCE PETERS - Winner
Music Video Title - Finest
Artiste - Knight House Ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto
Music Video Title - Ako Mi Ti Poju
Artiste - Naeto C
Music Video Title - Safe
Artiste - M.I
BEST R&B SINGLE
STRONG TING - Banky W - Winner
NEVER FELT A LOVE - Femi
I LOVE YOU - P-Square
NO STARS - Darey
OVERKILLIN - Djinee
BEST POP SINGLE
YORI YORI - Bracket
U BAD - Wande Coal - Winner
KOKOROKO - Kefee
DANGER - P-Square
HOTTER THAN FIRE - Dr Pat & Shayman
BEST R&B/ POP ALBUM
MUSHIN 2 MO'HITS - Wande Coal - Winner
DANGER - P-Square
LEAST EXPECTED - Bracket
UN.DAREY.TED - Darey
BEST RAP SINGLE
AKO MI TI POJU - Naeto C
OWO ATI SWAGGER - Cartair
FINEST - Knighthouse ft. SauceKid & Teeto
SAMPLE Remix - Terry Tha Rapman / Stereoman / Pherowshuz - Winner
SOMEBODY WANTS TO DIE - M.I. / Ice Prince
BEST RAP ALBUM
C.E.O. - DaGrin - Winner
DAT IBO BOY - Ill Bliss
MORE THAN RAP MUSIC - Cartair
THE INVESTMENT - Kel
LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
M.I. (Somebody wants to die)
MODENINE (Badman) - Winner
OD (Got to love me)
PHEROWSHUZ (Sample Remix)
KOKOROKO - Kefee / Timaya - Winner
FINEST - Knighthouse / Sauce Kid / Teeto
AYE PO GAN - Ill Bliss / Terry G
SAMPLE Remix - Terry Tha Rapman / Stereo Man / Pherowshuz
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
DARE ART ALADE (No Stars) - Winner
BANKY W (Strong Ting)
WANDE COAL (Bananas)
GT THE GUITARMAN (Kinimatse)
TIMI DAKOLO (Heaven Please)
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
IBIYEMI (Don't Leave Me)
LARA GEORGE (Keeper Of My Dreams) - Winner
EVA (No Cry)
BEST STREET HOP
FREE MADNESS Pt. 2 - Terry G - Winner
IGBORO TI DARU - Klever J / Eedris AbdulKareem
FILE BE - Jaywon
ALANTA - Art Quake
ONE BY ONE - Side One
GENERAL PYPE (Champion)
MO CHEDDAH (If You Want Me)
JESSE JAGZ (Wetin Dey)
SKUKI (Banger) - Winner
HIPHOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR
WANDE COAL - Winner
Hall of Fame
Femi Akintunde Johnson.
I smell a lot of politics... i mean Jesse jagz cudnt win next rated? or Mo' cheddah? both these acts are giving the industry a breath of fresh air.
I have never challenged Modenine winning lyricist of the year for the last four years but this year? M.I killed it on tat somebody wants to die joint and Mode was just average on BADMAN.
Then....the best rap single went to an average rap song when it was clear that Ako mi ti poju was Outstanding.
Damn the judges or watever criteria they used in selecting this bs!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
It's time for us all to cross our fingers and hope this ish really happens. Lauryn Hill is reportedly set to perform at this summer's annual Rock The Bells festival in Southern Cali. Sources say she is hitting the stage to perform tracks off "Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill" for the crowd who will INDEED go nuts if this actually pops off.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Rapper Lil Kim has joined Jay-Z's management company, Roc Nation, and Kim's fellow Brooklynite will executive produce the album as well.
A number of sources have reported the news, including gossip blogger Perez
"Although she's seen better days, Lil
More on the signing as news develops.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
MTN Project Fame West Africa is now in it's 3rd Season and it's time for the best of talents to make it into the academy. Follow the steps below to make it to the auditioning stage:
* SMS your name and location to 35850.
* You'll receive a confirmation SMS with a PIN.
* Download an application form at www.projectfamewestafrica.
* Fill it and include your PIN.
* Bring the form along to your auditioning center.
Below are the auditioning center and dates:
Ghana- Accra 22nd May 2010
08:00 till 17:00 Musicians Union Head Office, near Independence Square, Accra, Ghana
S/Leone -Freetown 29th May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Maita Conference, Yui Yui building Freetown, Sierra Leone
Liberia -Monrovia 5th June 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Monrovia city hall, Liberia
Enugu 22nd May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Bridge Waters, Plot C/12 Garden Ave, G.R.A Enugu
Kaduna 22nd May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Gamji Gate Multipurpose Hall, General Hassan Usman Park, off Swimming Pool Road.
Calabar 29th May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Channel View Hotel, 27 Mcc Rd, Calabar
Ibadan 29th May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Genesis Suites, Beside the Fire Station, Challenge Molete Rd, Ibadan
Benin 5th June 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Hexagon, Golf Course Rd, Benin City
Abuja 5th June 2010 08:00 till 17:00
National Centre for Women Development, Better Life St, Central Area, Abuja
Lagos 11th & 12th June 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Ultima Studios, Plot 45 Omole Industrial Layout, Isheri/Ogba, Lagos
Friday, May 21, 2010
Date night was in full effect last night as Jay-Z & Beyonce and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith all hit the after party for "Fela!". Both Jay-Z and The Smiths are Executive Producers of the Broadway musical, so it was only right that they partied it up with the cast after a great performance.
The track listing for Drake’s highly anticipated album Thank Me Later recently hit the Internet.
While Drake stated he didn’t want the album to feature too many guest appearances, exactly half of the album features cameos by some of today’s top artists.
The track list for Thank Me Later is below. What are your thoughts on the line up?
1. "Fireworks" (featuring Alicia Keys)
3. "The Resistance"
5. "Show Me a Good Time"
6. "Up All Night" (featuring Nicki Minaj)
7. "Fancy" (featuring T.I. and Swizz Beatz)
8. "Shut It Down" (featuring The Dream)
9. "Unforgettable" (featuring Young
10. "Light Up" (featuring Jay-Z)
11. "Miss Me" (featuring Lil Wayne)
12. "Cece's Interlude" 13. "Find Your Love"
14. "Thank Me Now"
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
EVENT: UK Premiere of THE TENANT
VENUE: ODEON, Bugsby Way, Greenwich, SE10 0QJ
RED CARPET: 9pm, Screening 10.15pm
HOST: DJAMEDIA & Broken Manacles
Standard £10, V.I.P £15
SE: Tasty’s - Woolwich (020 8854 2171)
SE: Tomi’s Kitchen – Deptford (020 8694 9352)
SE: Presidential - Old Kent rd (020 7708 4491)
E: Tomi’s Kitchen – Hackney (020 89866226)
E: Bronze Bar - Canning Town (020 7511 4252)
W: Mama Calabar - Wembley Park (020 8902 2277)
N: Coal City – Edmonton (020 8884 6262)