Daily Archive: July 18, 2014

    Rapper Meek Mill Scores $750k Legal Victory Despite Lock-Down Status

    *Meek Mill (real name Robert Williams) is currently locked up for the next 4-6 months  (or 3 weeks, depending on who you ask) for violating his probation, but the rapper scored a legal victory against a Philadelphia Police officer with the $750k lawsuit filed against him being dismissed. Media partner, theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports that the 27-year-old Maybach Music Group artist was […]

    Singer/musician Alicia Keys attends "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on April 24, 2014 in New York City

    Alicia Keys Signs With Madonna’s Longtime Manager at Maverick

    *Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has signed with Ron Laffitte and Guy Oseary at Maverick for management. Laffitte, whose clients include Pharrell Williams and OneRepublic, and Oseary, who’s been guiding Madonna’s career since 2005 and recently signed U2, will co-manage Keys and partner with Keys’ company, AK Worldwide, on the artist’s music, entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors, […]

    Alicia Keys Signs With Madonna’s Longtime Manager at Maverick

    *Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has signed with Ron Laffitte and Guy Oseary at Maverick for management. Laffitte, whose clients include Pharrell Williams and OneRepublic, and Oseary, who’s been guiding Madonna’s career since 2005 and recently signed U2, will co-manage Keys and partner with Keys’ company, AK Worldwide, on the artist’s music, entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors, […]

    Kobe Bryant Pours on the Charm (and BodyArmor) to Promote Showtime Film

    *Kobe Bryant poured on the rare charm Thursday to promote his forthcoming Showtime documentary to television critics in Beverly Hills. “Sorry I’m late,” he said after arriving 35 minutes late. “I was out looking for a head coach.” “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” due this fall from Bryant’s production company Mamba Media, is billed as an “in-depth […]

    Black CHP Chief Justifies White Officer Punching Black Woman on Freeway

    *Today in Los Angeles on Stevie Wonder owned KJLH-FM, California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris O’Quinn took to their airwaves on the Front Page show with Dominique DiPrima to dodge (yes, we said dodge) discussing the recorded video of the July 1 beating of 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock that has since gone viral.  His appearance comes just […]

    Rapper Shyheim Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter Charge

    *Rapper Shyheim, affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge stemming from a fatal car accident on New Year’s Day. Shyheim Franklin, 35, surrendered to police in January in the days after the crash on Staten Island, which killed Felipe Avila Olea, 29. He was accused of driving into the victim’s […]

    John McCain Finds Way to Blame Obama for Malaysian Plane Shot Down

    *According to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the shooting down of a Malaysian plane carrying mostly Dutch passengers by Russian separatists in Ukraine is President Obama’s fault. When McCain appeared on MSNBC and CNN Thursday afternoon, shortly after news broke of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that had been shot down over Ukraine, he warned that […]