By Travis November 07, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Because nobody has talked about him in at least a year, rapper/entrepreneur/guy who will attach his name to anything for profit Diddy showed up as a presenter at last night’s 47th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, and he was introduced along with Kellie Pickler, who is one of country music’s many failed Carrie Underwood cloning experiments. I didn’t get to watch the CMA Awards because my TV blocks all programs that feature musicians with fake accents who couldn’t cut it in pop music, but I assume that Diddy acted like it was a huge thing for him to be there because he’s a black man, and there were probably bear traps and oiled crosses set up back stage. More than likely, he was just there for business as usual, and we can expect his remix of Brad Paisley’s “Accidental Racist” on iTunes by Christmas.
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By Jack October 22, 2013 @ 5:02 PM
Music mogul and prodigious child maker Diddy launched his new Revolt network last night. The idea behind the network is that it plays nothing but music. You know, like MTV did for two decades, except that this is totally different…somehow. Diddy is really talking this thing up like he just invented the fucking lightbulb. Whenever someone repeatedly tells you something is going to change the world, you know it’s going to be short-lived. Still waiting to meet up with my buddies on our Segways. According to Diddy, Revolt will be THE trend-maker:
“We’re looking for greatness, we’re looking for great stars, we’re looking for people who have something to say. Our bar is extremely high. … There are other places artists will be able to get exposure, but when you make it to Revolt you will feel you’ve been authorized.”
I would like to feel authorized. I wonder if that feels anything like the prostate massage I keep seeing offered for free in the Craigslist health section. The truth is that putting music on TV has always been iffy. MTV was a massive cultural explosion, but it didn’t have very high ratings until it started adding its horrifying reality programming. Jersey Shore blew away Bel Biv Devoe videos five times an hour. Diddy isn’t all fool, he’s made some serious money in the past, maybe he will again with Revolt. Maybe the kids these days really do want to see the next Chris Brown being authorized by Diddy. Justin Bieber has 45 million Twitter followers. I don’t know this world anymore.
By Jack August 14, 2013 @ 3:08 PM
Kendrick Lamar started a Twitter feud with pretty much every rapper in New York. It all started when Kendrick called out pretty much every single other rapper in his lyrics on Big Seans’ Control, including the following blanket assertion:
“I’m Makaveli’s offspring I’m the King of New York/ King of the coast/ One hand I juggle them both.”
Mind you, he’s from California. How he can claim to be the king of New York is beyond me. People, especially from the East coast, took to Twitter to call Kendrick out on it. The hate came from both fans and fellow rappers, like Jersey MC Joe Budden who Tweeted:
“A Cali n—- just said he’s the King of NY & u n—-s so f—ing worried about your relationships, y’all make me sick,”
Diddy also hit back by posting a of him and Jay Z laughing at Kendrick on Instagram. Wow, that’s gangsta. Here is my questions: when did hip hop become a genre full of social media pussies? When I was coming up in the early 90′s rappers really knew how to feud. They tore each other apart with their rhymes and when that didn’t suffice, they shot each other with bullets. Ice Cube alleging that Eazy-E was on the down low and had AIDS right before he died is the kind of cold-blooded rapper fight that God intended. Tupac, Biggie, Jam Master Jay and many others were probably victims of haters with guns. Now rappers talk shit on Twitter. What are you, adolescent Taylor Swift fans? The loss of balls in rap is only going to create a power vacuum to be filled by something even more destructive, like trance music and electronica. We don’t need that nonsense. Clean your shit up, boys.
By Travis May 14, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
If you’re one of the 12 people on this planet desperately waiting for Aubrey O’Day and those other girls to reunite for a new Danity Kane album and tour, then you are in luck. The 29-year old singer and professional tit-squisher apparently had lunch with three of her old girl group counterparts in Los Angeles on Monday, and they were joined by a new agent, because Aubrey wants to reunite for a new album and tour.
Danity Kane was the product of Diddy’s old Making the Band series and the five girls were first introduced to the world in 2005, before the rap mogul told them to hit the bricks in 2009. But this reunion, if it happens, will be Diddy-free, which is obviously a great sign, because Diddy will attach his name to pretty much anything. Hell, even the fifth member of Danity Kane wants nothing to do with this.
In fact, the only reason this is news is because in between posting pics of her girl group to Instagram yesterday, Aubrey tried on a toddler’s bikini. So maybe if she does that on stage for 40 minutes to an hour, people might actually buy some tickets.
By Travis April 04, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
Rapper and aspiring water mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was the latest victim of the pranking trend known as “swatting”, which is the act of reporting a serious crime at a celebrity’s home, and sitting back and watching the police swarm. Depending on the source, as many as a dozen police cars and several helicopters rushed to Diddy’s Toluca Lake home yesterday morning, as someone called 911 and claimed there had been a shooting.
Of course, no one had been shot. But damn it, you punks, someone could have been.
“There was no evidence of any crime,” a police source in the LAPD division that responded told the Daily News. “It could have put people at risk inside that house. What if someone came out of the house abruptly and didn’t heed the officers. They might have been hurt.” (N.Y. Daily News)
Diddy joins Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher, among others, as the latest victim of this stupid prank that wastes valuable police time, money and resources. Law enforcement officials believe that the pranks are being orchestrated by teenagers, which actually explains the horrible taste in targets.
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By brendon April 15, 2011 @ 8:17 AM
LINDSAY LOHAN – was believed to be the favorite to play Victoria Gotti because Gotti is friends with Lindsays mom and was demanding it. Not true. “Though it was said that I insisted she play my part, that’s not true. I didn’t insist and actually have no say in who gets the part.” So if Lindsay gets it, it will be because she was perfect for the role. Nothing says “Italian” more than pink skin and freckles. (page six)
COWBOYS AND ALIENS – has a new trailer out this morning, coming on the heels of yesterdays new trailers for Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Taylor Lautner in Abduction. Taylors character is much like Jason Bourne, if Bourne were in high school, never closed his mouth, was constantly baffled by everything around him and sounded like a woman. (apple, apple, youtube)
DIDDY – is demanding $45,000 from clubs in New York City for the honor of hosting his after party during his tour, but no one wants to pay. It’s an enticing offer: a pretentious jackass, unbearable music, and a room packed with concealed weapons held by people who don’t know how to aim. Can I host it twice! (nyp)
JESSICA LOWNDES – was in London last night going to clubs, and she wore this see thru top because it was easier than flailing her arms around and yelling, “hey everyone, look at me!” (splash and wenn)