Editor leaves her job after a racist slur about Rihanna angers readers
We reported yesterday about a racist magazine article in a Dutch magazine and the editor Eva Hoeke’s lukewarm apology claiming it was a joke. Amidst an international outcry that same editor has quit. After using a pic of Rihanna as an example for readers of the ultimate “N-word B-word” she responded to the backlash with a lacklustre apology, and now says, “I realize that my initial reaction on Twitter, where I stated that it was a joke, was an incomplete description of what I, and also the author of the article meant…..I have now come to the conclusion that rectification is not the proper solution… I, along with the publisher came to the conclusion that it’s better for all parties if I immediately lay down my duties as editor now that my credibility has been affected negatively. After eight years of dedicating myself with my heart and soul to Jackie, I realize that these errors – although without any bad intentions – are a reason for leaving.” (Whatevs)
Chaka Khan and 50 cent snuggle up the red carpet
On Sunday night, music’s biggest divas gathered in NYC to tape the “VH1 Divas.” This year the show honored soul music, as well as the late, great Amy Winehouse.
The show features performances from Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and more, but it was Chaka Khan and her red carpet date that had people talking.
Music legend Chaka Khan walked the red carpet snuggling up with her date… 50 cent. Calling it the “most exciting situation,” Fif added, “We’re working together. We’re working on a project, hit music.” While the two remained pretty tight-lipped about this project, Chaka added that whatever it is, it’s “big things.” 50 said “I’ve been wanting to come hang out with her. Totally, you know you need to stand next to the fire to keep warm…It’s really exciting to be around people that have the same artistic integrity, people you want to be associated with.”
Everybody hates Mathew (Knowles)
Soooo Beyonce left Mathew Knowles. Then his wife left him…and now radio seems to be turning its back.
Cathy Hughes’ cable channel TV One is suing the BET Network, MTV and Music World Music for violating its exclusive rights to the Essence Music Festival. Mathew Knowles’ is in the mix because his company brokered the deal for the Essence Music Festival broadcast with TV One. Hughes is accusing Mathew of re-issuing the content to BET, MTV and BET’s Centric Network despite TV One’s four-year exclusivity agreement. Cathy ain’t playing and has pulled all of Knowles’ Music World songs and artists from their radio stations nationwide.
“All Radio One personnel were told to pull all Music World artists out of rotation immediately and indefinitely! We were told that the mandate came straight from Ms. Hughes and that there would be ramifications for anyone playing or mentioning a Music World artist or song on air,” said one Radio One employee.
And this has to hurt Mathew because his label has a lot of gospel artists as the employee added, “Radio One owns at least 12 gospel stations across the country – that’s the majority.”
It’s official, your favourite housewife NeNe is back in primetime honay! Ms Leekes is will be back on the big screen serving it up on FOX’s hit show GLEE. The RHOA star will play a swim coach named Roz Washington and I cant wait! 🙂
Vanessa is a Gold-digger?
Vanessa Bryant’s step-dad, Stephen Laine is calling his stepdaughter Vanessa a goldigger….just like her mother. WOW. According to TMZ Kobe’s almost ex learned how to hook an ex-husband from her mother. Laine who was married to Vanessa’s mother for 13 years and says “Her mother taught her well to wait for the ten-year mark [before divorcing].
In California … it’s considered a long term marriage and then she gets paid for life or until she remarries … just like her mother is doing to me.” “I have to pay her mom $1,800 every month and clearly they don’t need it. I have a six-year-old daughter and that money could be used toward her college fund or something … you’d think she’d care .. but no, she’s spiteful.”
Apparently, Sofia lives in one of Kobe and Vanessa’s mansions and is well taken care of. And since we told you there was no pre-nup and they’ve been married over ten years….
Sean Penn calls his female co-star a “Pig”
Although, Maria Conchita Alonso and Sean Penn worked together on the movie Colors, there’s been no love lost between the two in recent years since Alonso wrote an open letter to Penn criticizing his friendship with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. Alonso — who was born in Cuba just before Fidel Castro took power and raised in Venezuela – said Sunday was the first time she had seen Penn since writing the letter and could not resist setting him straight on his friendships and the “propaganda” he has been spreading around Hollywood.
Alonso said Penn quickly became angry at being confronted: “He is someone that is not going to be able to speak calmly.” According to Alonso, Penn called her “a pig” and accused her brother (who still lives in Venezuela) of orchestrating an assassination attempt against Chávez. Alonso fired back, calling Penn “a Communist a******.”