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By SONIA MURRAY, DERRICK MAHONE
Source Link: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One of the music executives who helped make Atlanta the Motown of the South died this weekend of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Cobb County police said.

Shakir Stewart, the 34-year-old executive vice president of Def Jam Recordings, was found about 4 p.m. Saturday in the bathroom of his house on Lindsey Drive in Marietta, said police spokeswoman Cassie Reece. Reese said Stewart shot himself with a handgun but wouldn’t say who discovered him. Stewart was prounounced dead at Kennestone Hospital.

Stewart ran the day-to-day operations of Def Jam, the best-known hip-hop label in the country. He was named executive vice president about five months ago, succeeding rap superstar Jay-Z.

Christopher Hicks, a friend of 18 years and fellow music executive, last spoke with Stewart about a week ago.

“Whatever happened over the past 24 hours is not a testament to who we all know,” Hicks said Sunday. “He was a one-of-a-kind individual. If you looked on his Blackberry [stamp] it said ‘One of one.’

“I mean, Shakir is the kind of guy who would get dressed up for a party none of us were invited to,” Hicks continued. “He had no doubt he was getting in. He was a ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’ kind of guy. Always.” (more…)

Posted By: dasmybikepunk
Source Link: http://news.yahoo.com

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Just like the “Seinfeld” episode where George wanted everyone to call him “T-Bone,” Beyonce Knowles would like to be known by a bold new name.

The R&B singer has christened herself “Sasha Fierce” for her new double album, “I Am … Sasha Fierce,” due in U.S. stores on November 18, and has released a lengthy justification for the comical moniker.

“I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am,” the former Destiny’s Child frontwoman said in a statement.

“Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I’m working and when I’m on the stage.” (more…)

By MITCHELL L. BLUMENTHAL
Source Link: http://www.nytimes.com

The mother and brother of the Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death inside her mother’s house on the South Side of Chicago on Friday afternoon, and the police were said to be looking for her 7-year-old nephew.

The police confirmed that Ms. Hudson’s mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, was one of the victims, the ABC affiliate WLS reported on its Web site. A neighbor reportedly told the entertainment Web site TMZ that the other victim had been identified as Ms. Hudson’s brother, Jason S. Hudson, 29.

The police said they were searching for Ms. Hudson’s nephew, Julian King, who had been reported missing on Friday morning.

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Eartha Kitt: That Purr is sexy as hell!!!

Oct 21, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Entertainment, Music, Soul Music

Posted By: geechiedan

I remember when Eartha Kitt played Catwoman in the old Batman series, I thought she was so damn good looking with a killer body. whhheeeeeewwww – Veston

After singing this joint she really COULD SEE &%#$!!
Also… I LOVE how this was shot…playing with the reflections and focus was great.. – geechiedan

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Who could play her now in a biopic??


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Lady why are you clutching your purse?????

Oct 20, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Comedy, Entertainment

Posted By: El Pirate Del Caribe

Black Man in an Elevator

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R.I.P Dolemite has passed away R.I.P

Oct 20, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Entertainment, R.I.P.

Posted BY: bklyn1889

After an extended illness, seminal comedian Rudy Ray Moore, better known as Dolemite, has died in Toledo Ohio. He was 82. According to Wikipedia, Moore is perhaps best known as Dolemite, the uniquely articulate pimp (“… rappin’ & tappin’ is my game!”) from the 1975 film “Dolemite,” and its sequel, “The Human Tornado.” The persona was developed during his earlier stand-up comedy records.

Rudy Ray Moore was also known as the “king of the party records” and released many comedy records throughout the 1960s and 1970s, developing a style even more rude and explicit than contemporaries like Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor. This kept him off of television and major films, but cultivated an enduring fan base. He also guested on Big Daddy Kane’s CD Taste of Chocolate, released in 1990.

Source Link: http://www.accessatlanta.com

By BOB THOMAS
Associated Press Writer

Mr. Blackwell, who singles out his “Ten Titans of Taste-Free Terrors” from 2007 for his 48th Annual List. Topping his list is Victoria Beckham, whom he calls out for her “skinny-mini monstrosities”.

LOS ANGELES — Mr. Blackwell, the acerbic designer whose annual worst-dressed list skewered the fashion felonies of celebrities from Zsa Zsa Gabor to Britney Spears, has died. He was 86.

Blackwell died Sunday of complications from an intestinal infection, publicist Harlan Boll said.

Blackwell, whose first name was Richard, was a little-known dress designer when he issued his first tongue-in-cheek criticism of Hollywood fashion disasters for 1960 — long before Joan Rivers and others turned such ridicule into a daily affair.

Year after year, he would take Hollywood”s reigning stars and other celebrities to task for failing to dress in what he thought was the way they should.

Being dowdy was bad enough, but the more outrageous clothing a woman wore, the more biting his criticism. He once said a reigning Miss America looked “like an armadillo with cornpads.”

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Sarah Palin Raisin the Roof on SNL

Oct 19, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Comedy, Entertainment, Politics

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Posted By: MASTERBAKER

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Tommy Davidson as Varnell on the Martin Show

Oct 16, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Entertainment, Humor

Posted By: Efil4Zaggin

This is a funny as hell Clip featuring Tommy Davidson from the Martin Show. I like the part where he start singing.

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