Mimi Faust and Nikko Strike $10 Million $ex Tape Deal

April 17th, 2014


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Mimi Faust and Nikko of Love and Hip Hop ATL are looking like to be the highest paid reality stars from among their costars after striking a $5 million deal with Vivid Entertainment.

According to a MediaTakeOut.com source, “Vivid wanted to give then $100K, but they held out. [MiMi knew] how big the tape was, so she waited until all the buzz about it came out, and then she made the deal with Vivid.”

In addition to the millions paid, the couple will be guaranteed 50% of the profits after a million copies sold, which couple possibly land the reality star $10 million.

August Alsina Goes off on BET 106 & Park Host about Trey Songz – Curses Live on Air (video)

April 17th, 2014



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Mimi Faust Has a Message for Her Critics

April 17th, 2014


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Joseline Hernandez Disrepects Mimi and Nikko

April 15th, 2014


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VH1 Love And Hip Hop – Atlanta – Season 3 (video trailer)

April 14th, 2014


Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith from VH1 Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Release Sex Tape

April 14th, 2014


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“Love & Hip Hop” star Mimi Faust is finally making love not war — in a BRAND NEW SEX TAPE — and her partner in slime is her co-star and BF from the reality show. Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ … he got hold of the sex tape starring Mimi and Nikko Smith, and then contacted them to sign off on it going public.
He says “Love & Hip Hop” producers also gave their blessing … presumably in an effort to spice up the reality show for next season. We’ve seen clips of “Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta” … it’s the real deal and it’s intense. It’s scheduled for release later this month.
As the saying goes, when all else fails … make a sex tape.

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Nas Performs at Coachella (featuring Jay-Z and Puff Daddy) (video)

April 13th, 2014


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Kandi Burruss Shows off the Big Booty in a Bikini

April 12th, 2014


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How Are The 12 American Idol Winners Doing Financially?

April 11th, 2014


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Since its premiere in 2002, American Idol has gained a massive fan base. From 2003 to 2011, the episodes have held the number one programming slot on television. The idea behind the hit show is simple: it’s a talent contest that is searching for the next American music superstar. The winner gets a recording contract and goes on tour. In the show’s twelve year history, how many of the winners have had that dreamed fulfilled? Below is a list of the show’s winners, their net-worth, and their album sales, so you can decide if you want to be/audition to be America’s next top idol?

1. Candice Glover (2013): Glover has an estimated net worth of $1 million. She has auditioned three times before being accepted onto the show. She has wowed audiences with her bluesy cover of the Cure’s Lovesong, which was lauded as one of the best performances in American Idol history. Her coronation song, I am Beautiful peaked on the R&B charts at number 33. Her album, Music Speaks, had its released pushed back twice, but was finally released in February 2014, and has sold 19,000 copies thus far.

2. Kris Allen (2009): Net worth; $5 million. He self-released an album in 2007, Brand New Shoes, which sold 600 copies. However, his debut album post-Idol, Kris Allen, sold 346,000 copies and reached number eleven on the charts.

3. Lee DeWyze (2010): $2.5 million. He released two albums from WuLi records, So I’m Told and Slumberland (which sold 17,000 copies), before his idol win. However, his indie rock sound found a much larger audience with 2010’s Live It Up, his post-idol debut selling 153,000 copies. Thanks to the fame gained from American Idol, WuLi released another album of previously unreleased material, What Once Was, in 2012. He also won the Male Reality/Variety Star of the Year award from the Teen Choice Award in 2010.

4. Scott McCreery (2011): $3 million. He had his coronation song, I Love You this Big debut on the charts at #32, making it one of the highest debuts in American Idol’s history, selling 171,404 units in its first week the song became certified gold back in 2011. He’s since released three albums, which one reached platinum, one reached gold, and his latest release See You Tonight (2013) has sold 219,000 copies thus far.

5. Ruben Studdard (2003): $3 million. He has earned a Grammy Nomination the same year he won American Idol. He’s released 5 albums; Soulful in 2003 went platinum, I Need An Angel (gospel oriented) sold 483,000 copies. He has also segued into acting with roles in the revival of Ain’t Misbehaving, the soundtrack of which was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy in 2010.

6. Taylor Hicks (2006): $3.3 million. Like some of the other idol winners, Hicks had an established music career before his 2006 win. He acted in Grease on Broadway in 2009 and was the first American Idol winner to get a Vegas Residency, starting at Bally’s in 2012, and moving to the Paris Las Vegas in 2013 for more space.

7. Phillip Phillips (2012): $3.5 million. His coronation song, Home is the best selling of all the American Idol coronation songs, while his debut album, 2012’s The World from the Side of the Moon, reached platinum. His single Home has been nominated for a best song award from the World Music Awards, the results of which are pending.

8. David Cook (2008): $5 million. He has nabbed an endorsement deal with Sketchers. His first post-idol album went platinum, selling 1,500,000 copies, while his second album has only sold 130,000 copies.

9. Fantasia Barrino (2004): $5 million. She has received three Grammy nominations for her first album. She has won Vibe’s “Voice of the Year’ in 2005, and her coronation song, ‘I believe’ won both the top selling R&B/Hip Hop single of 2004 as well as the Top Selling Single of 2004 from Billboard top 100.Her first album was a platinum release, and her second album, was a gold release. She’s also had successful turns on Broadway, as well as wrote her own biography, and starred as herself in the Lifetime adaptation of the book.

10. Jordin Sparks (2007): $8 million. She was nominated for the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Grammy, and was the third highest selling Idol contestant single. Her single, Battlefield, reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first American Idol winner to have all of their first five singles reach the top 20 on the charts. She is also busy acting. Aside from acting, she has two perfumes.

11. Kelly Clarkson (2002): $29 million. Her first single, A Moment Like This, had the quickest leap to the number one spot on the Billboard 100 Music, breaking a record held by the Beatles for the previous 30-odd years. She’s had 91 #1 hits, eleven of which reached the number one spot internationally. She’s the only artist to win the Best Pop Vocal Album twice. All of her albums have been platinum sellers.

12. Carrie Underwood (2005): $60 million. She is the most successful of the American Idol winners, with her country-pop musical style. Her debut album was a 7x platinum hit, making it the biggest American Idol debut album yet released. She’s won six Grammy awards, as well as numerous Billboard Music, Academy of Country Music and American Music awards.

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Singer Joe Accuses R. Kelly of Sabotaging His Music Career

April 10th, 2014


joe-singer-jemblog-dot-comAccording to hellobeautiful.com, R&B singer Joe is alleging that R. Kelly attempted to sabotage his career. Joe provided competition for R. Kelly around 2000 when his album, My Name is Joe, sold more than three million copies and reached the #2 spot on the Billboard top 200 list. During that same year, Joe was nominated for Grammy’s for Best Male R&B Performance as well as Best R&B Album. R. Kelly most likely felt competition from Joe due to the fact that he was also nominated for the same awards, and while his album TP-2.com reached the #1 spot on the Billboard 200, Joe’s position as #2 was much closer than any male R&B artist had been to taking over his position atop the music charts.

A recent interview with DJ Vlad is where Joe revealed that he received information from friends of his in the industry that R. Kelly demanded that various program directors stop playing Joe’s music in attempt to stifle the competition from threatening his status as the king of R&B during that time. R. Kelly threatened that he would never visit the programs again if they did not comply with his demand. Joe stated to DJ Vlad that he is confident the allegations are true and that he believes that no one man has the power to make an music outlet or venue not play a particular artists music simply because they are a competitor for air time and album sales.

Joe did state during the interview that he does respect R. Kelly who is currently enjoying some mild success from his most recent album, Chocolate Factory. Considering the legal trouble R. Kelly has faced over the years for allegedly sleeping with underage girls, Joe’s statement implies that he maintains some level of respect for R. Kelly on a professional level.

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August Alsina – Get Ya Money (Feat. Fabolous)

April 10th, 2014


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From Homeless Dreamer To Billionaire Tequila And Beauty Tycoon: The Inspiring Rags to Riches Story of John Paul DeJoria

April 10th, 2014


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In 1980, when John Paul DeJoria founded John Paul Mitchell Systems he was homeless. Well, technically he was living in an old Rolls Royce along L.A’s Sunset Strip. He wasn’t exactly sleeping under a bridge or in an alley somewhere. DeJoria and cofounder Paul Mitchell scraped together $700 and set out to sell their shampoo door-to-door. Today, Paul Mitchell is sold in more than 150,000 beauty salons in 87 countries and is a billion dollar business but, it is only part of how DeJoria came to be worth an estimated $4.2 billion dollars. This is his inspiring story.

John Paul DeJoria was born on April 13, 1944 in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles to an Italian immigrant father and a Greek immigrant mother. The neighborhood he grew up in was largely European, Asian, and Hispanic at the time and DeJoria wasn’t aware how poor his family was because there was no one and nothing to compare his upbringing to. When he was two years old his parents divorced. To help his mother make ends meet he started selling Christmas cards door-to-door when he was nine years old. By the time we has 11, he had a paper route he delivered for before he went to school. After graduating from high school when he was 17, DeJoria joined the Navy.

DeJoria was discharged from the Navy in 1964, and lacking the money to go to college, he went to work at a number of odd jobs. He pumped gas, repaired bicycles, worked as a janitor, sold photocopiers, and life insurance. Eventually he ended up selling Collier’s Encyclopedias door to door. It was tough to have so many doors slammed in his face, but DeJoria had to be as enthusiastic at door 15 as he was at door one. The average lifespan of a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman was three days. He worked for Collier’s for three years. A friend of his who was an employment counselor suggested he get into the beauty industry – cautioning him that it didn’t pay well at first, but the was no end to how far he could take it. Well, DeJoria certainly proved that right!

In 1971 DeJoria went to work as a salesman for the beauty company Redken. He was paid $600 a month and within 18 months was running two divisions – chain salons and beauty schools. He had two secretaries and four people working for directly him, but he didn’t do the kiss-butt socializing that the Redken higher ups of the era wanted. So, in 1975 they fired him, saying he wasn’t their type of manager.

DeJoria moved on to Fermodyl Hair Care where he trained their management and sales teams on how to sell products effectively. In the year he was there, the company’s sales rose 50%, but again the corporate higher-ups didn’t think he fit in. Next, John Paul went to work for another hair care company, The Institute of Trichology where he was paid $3,000 a month plus six percent of all new business he brought in. After one year they fired him because he was making more money than the owner.

Well, as you can imagine, when you are repeatedly fired from not one, not two, but three different jobs, it would make you want to be your own manager. As DeJoria has said, even being fired from these three companies was a blessing because he was able to learn about sales, marketing, and manufacturing.

In 1980, DeJoria approached his friend Paul Mitchell, who, although one of the most highly regarded hairstylists in the country, was struggling. He suggested the two go into business together. They decided to create products for professional stylist that would save them time. Before John Paul Mitchell Systems, the only salon grade shampoos had to be applied multiple times in one hair washing to be effective. DeJoria and Mitchell created a single-application shampoo and a leave-in conditioner that improved blow outs for clients.

In their original plan, Mitchell and DeJoria would each own 30% of the company and an investor with a $500,000 stake would own 40%. But that investor changed his mind and a new one never materialized. Everything was falling apart. Mitchell was about to lose everything and DeJoria’s marriage was failing. He gave his wife everything and moved out. Too proud to tell his friends he had only a few hundred dollars to his name, he lived in his car and started the business with his last $700.

One morning while DeJoria was living in his car, he woke up to actress Joanna Pettet knocking on his car window. The two knew each other casually and Joanna was shocked to see her friend essentially homeless. She offered him a room in her house for free for two months, but after that he’d have to pay rent. This gave DeJoria what he needed to get back on his feet while starting his company. He had business cards made that said John Paul Mitchell Systems with Pettet’s phone number on them.

As you can imagine, it was rough going at first. According to DeJoria, the business should have declared bankruptcy “at least 50 times in that first year alone”. But the duo remained undeterred. The spent the first two years building the product line and getting salons signed up to carry their product. Have you ever wondered why their bottles are with designed in bland black and white color? Because they couldn’t afford colored ink.

But their hard work and determination eventually paid off. After two years of pounding the pavement and begging salons for shelf space, John Paul Mitchell Systems had earned nearly $1 million. From there the company grew. By the fifth year, the company was earning over $10 million. By year 10, John Paul Mitchell Systems was bringing in $100 million. In 1999, after just under 20 years in business, the company was earning $600 million per year. In 2013, the company earned an estimated $900 million.

Paul Mitchell died of pancreatic cancer in 1989, leaving DeJoria to run the company. That same year, DeJoria launched a new company called the Patron Spirits Co. Martin Crowley, an architect friend of DeJoria’s had found a hand-blown glass bottle and said to him: “I could design a label for this. Want to make a smoother tequila and go into business?” DeJoria decided to provide the backing for the first 12,000 bottles of tequila made from expensive blue agave. DeJoria priced his new “Patron” tequila at $37 per bottle.

DeJoria’s friends and business contacts helped him promote Patron. Clint Eastwood put it in “In the Line of Fire”, Wolfgang Puck turned his friends onto it, and it was given away free at Paul Mitchell events. Today, Patron is the world’s number one ultra-premium tequila and John Paul DeJoria still owns about 70% of the company.

Between the two seemingly miss-matched brands, John Paul Dejoria is worth $4.2 billion. Not bad for a guy who used to be homeless. The life of John Paul DeJoria is a classic rags to riches story of a man who forged ahead even when times were tough and ended up amassing an absolutely astonishing fortune.

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Lloimincia Halls Does One Cool Gymnastics Routine (video)

April 7th, 2014


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Despite her mother’s objections, Kandi Burruss marries Todd Tucker

April 5th, 2014


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Kandi Burruss, the Real Housewife that also sells sexx toys, is getting married. After a sometimes awkward path toward matrimony, the 37-year old is finding herself to be the new wife of boyfriend Todd Tucker. Tucker is one of the producers on the show, and the two are going to get married in front of family and friends.

The show made the announcement on its website this weekend and this is a big development for a couple that has had some awkward moments due to their financial imbalance. Kandi makes a great deal more money than Todd and this has been a subject of contention for those who wonder if its OK for a woman to make more money than her man. But we say that it’s fine, especially if the couple is able to find happiness.

Burruss is a Grammy award winning singer and songwriter and was formerly a member of the hot R&B group, Xscape. Burruss’ mother isn’t too happy about the couple’s relationship and has repeatedly shown her disappointment during the show. She feels that Tucker is an opportunist who is taking advantage of her daughter. But the two aren’t paying attention to Kandi’s mother and are instead doing what’s best for themselves.

This begs the question of how to deal with relationships where the man makes more than the woman. Jet Magazine Entertainment Editor S. Tia Brown and Financial scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins discuss Kandi and Todd’s financial lovemaking in the video below. It’s an informative way to understand this relationship and others just like it:

Mandeecees Harris “Officially” Out Of Jail, After Yandy Smith Pays His $200,000 Cash Bond (video)

April 1st, 2014


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Mandeecees from “Love & Hip Hop New York” finally got out of jail — after more than a year — thanks to his fiancée, who anted up $200,000 for his bond. Mendeecees Harris got busted back in January 2013 for his alleged involvement in a heroin and cocaine drug ring. He’s been in Federal custody — most recently in a Rochester, NY jail — ever since his arrest.

Today, a judge agreed to release him on a $600k bond … and his fiancée Yandy Smith came through with $200k of that. Mendeecees tells TMZ the first thing he did after getting out of jail was to score some Chinese food and some candy. He and Yandy are currently driving from Rochester back to NYC.

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Meagan Good’s Sister La’Myia Shows Of Her Bikini Body

April 1st, 2014


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McDonald’s Managers Ordered to Cheat their Employees (video)

April 1st, 2014



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Facebook Friends Robbed Friend While She Was On Vacation

April 1st, 2014



A California man found a reason to “Like” a Facebook friend’s status update about being away on vacation by inviting his pals to help break into her home, cops said. Michael Batson, 21, even text messaged the woman, Stacey Grant, and asked about her trip after she posted a note on the social media site that she was with her family in Las Vegas, Nev. But hours later, cops called Grant to tell her they arrested Batson and two others — Phillip McKnight, 32, and Tyrone Gibson, 20 — as they loaded property from the woman’s Fontana home into a U-Haul truck parked outside.

It was hurtful,” Grant told KNBC-TV. “My whole room was trashed. There were clothes everywhere. My bed was gone.” Officers sitting on a stakeout nearby spotted the three men break into the Windcrest Drive home and patiently watched as they unloaded the stolen loot, which included flat screen televisions and furniture. The trio was arrested at the scene and police called Grant’s family, who cut their vacation short to head home right away. The suspects were booked on charges that include burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.

Martha Guzman-Hurtado, a spokeswoman for the Fontana Police Department, told the news station that the arrests prove people should think about what they post online. HELLO!!! “It serves as a reminder to be very careful of what you post on social media sites,” she said.
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WYCLEF JEAN’S ACCOUNTANT SAYS HE’S FLAT BROKE

March 30th, 2014


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Wyclef Jean has always been known as one of the heavyweights in the music industry. But according to his accountant, he may end up as one of the heavyweights in bankruptcy court. According to The Smoking Gun, Jean owes the federal government $2.9 million in back taxes.
The Smoking Gun claims that Jean had agreed to give $100,000 to the law firm of Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber and Herbsman to satisfy a debt of $133,000. In fact, the firm even told Jean that if he could make payments totaling $60,000, the firm would cut his debt by another $40,000. Unfortunately, he reportedly never made those initial payments.

In fact, The Smoking Gun says that Jean didn’t even pay a penny of the $100,000 that he owed the firm. In fact, David Levin, Jean’s accountant, sent an email in January to one of Wyclef’s creditors with these words: “in my most professional verbiage…there ain’t no money.”
Financial Juneteenth lessons from this story:
1) No matter how much money you earn, it can always come to an end. A decade ago, the Internet was splattered with signs of Jean’s financial extravagance. He even played a role in discovering the amazing group, “Destiny’s Child.” But it takes nothing more than a few tax problems and a couple of bad investments to make everything go south.
2) It’s difficult for anyone to get rich or stay rich in the entertainment industry. Most black entertainers either are broke or go broke eventually, it’s just a fact. If you enter the entertainment industry, save your money and learn the business models that make everything go. The industry is oversaturated and opportunities may never last as long as you might expect.

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Tiny Reveals Which Body Parts Are Fake On The Wendy Williams Show (video)

March 25th, 2014



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Tameka “Tiny” Harris stopped by The Wendy Williams Show to reveal some very interesting info. She dished out the deets on which body parts of hers are real and which are “store bought.” Tiny also gives some insight into her rumored marital problems with T.I.