Ryan Seacrest will need a small village to count his money. The producer/host inked a three year, $60 million deal with Clear Channel that will reportedly open the door for him to create a record label and live concert series. It also firmly holds his spot as the host of the American Top 40 countdown. His previous deal with Clear Channel was worth about $35 million. Ballin!
A host of celebrities are killing their digital personas to help raise money for Alicia Keys’ “Keep A Child Alive” charity. Alicia, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and a bunch of others will stop tweeting, blogging and Facebooking beginning December 1st (World AIDS Day) in hopes that fans will “buy” their lives by making contributions to Keys’ charity. The promotion for the campaign is a disturbing series of shots of the celebs in caskets. I’m all for raising money for the kids but stepping foot in a casket before your time is no bueno. But, I’m sure the shock value is the point of this whole thing…well, aside from raising $1 million.
Kim Kardashian and her sisters want out of their deal with Mastercard. The three launched the deal for the prepaid debt card just three weeks ago, but after Connecticut’s attorney general issued a warning to parents about the card, the sisters had their lawyer cancel the deal. The AG said he was disturbed by the card’s high fees and that the family was “marketing a dangerous financial fantasy.” When you read the fine print, the card carried $99.95 annual fees, $7.95 monthly fees (after the first year), ATM withdrawal fees, bill pay fees, loading fees and charges for talking to a customer service agent. Not a good look for something marketed to kids.
Who needs Rolling Stone, Toure, Toure’s cousin, Billboard or any of those music critics when you have the O.G. Thug Misses, Khia? Khia got her hands on a copy of Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” (she claims she actually bought it, but somehow I don’t believe her) and proceeded to rip it, one track at a time. Taste The Brew for her review
If you caught Sunday night’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, then you witnessed quite the blow-up between NeNe Leakes and her husband, Gregg. It was actually more of a NeNe popping off at Gregg while Gregg sat there, counting sheep or something type blow-up. But still, it was an ugly scene that stemmed from comments Gregg made to a radio host. It wasn’t the type of thing you that most “normal” people would want a video camera to capture (but then again, normal people probably wouldn’t be on these shows). So, anyway, NeNe wrote about the situation over on her Bravo blog where she asks people to pray for her. Taste The Brew for her comments
Posted by Piper from the Brew | Posted in Brew Shiggity | Posted on 30-11-2010
This is some bold arse shiggity right here, I think she even put the hanger in there too, a woman’s crotch is soooo totally multipurpose these days but geesh I woulda went for a higher quality animal, looks like she stole a rabbit/cat mix…….
Nielsen, best known for Airplane! and the Naked Gun franchise, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was surrounded by family, including his wife and friends.
He appeared in more than 100 films, starting in the 50′s and played it pretty straight for the first 30 years. But then came Airplane in 1980 and everything changed. Lampooning the serious roles he’d made a B-movie career of, Neilson morphed into a comic icon — a new role that seemed a natural fit.
Posted by Piper from the Brew | Posted in Brew Pics | Posted on 29-11-2010
The Queen Bee in continuing her quest to remain relevant at the ripe old rapping age of 56 took a break from harassing The Minaj to pretend to have a tittyball malfunction, only problem is all the teets are out, not a lil nip n stuff but the whole entire tittyball package! to say she musta felt a draft would be an understatement…….
If the elderly rapper’s tittyballs interest you at all click here: I must say, the doctor did a far better job on her mammories than her face…..
If you stayed up after the Real Housewives of Atlanta ended Sunday, then you probably caught Kandi Burruss and her mother, Joyce, on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. During the show, the host, Andy Cohen played a game with Kandi and her Mom to see if they really know each other well. During the game, Joyce had to guess which celebrity Kandi has a crush on. Well, Kandi responded Usher, not because she’s really crushing on him as a boyfriend type (since they’re long time friends), but because she heard he was good in the sack. Welllll… (*Antoine Dodson voice*), someone on Twitter asked Usher’s ex, Tameka Foster Raymond, what she thought about Kandi’s comments. And let’s just say some major shade was tossed via the innawebs with Tameka calling Kandi loose. Taste The Brew for the tweets
I made a little discovery this holiday weekend while catching up on my DVR list. After stuffing myself full of Idris Elba’s “Luther” episodes (totally buying that DVD, btw), I settled in to watch a couple of “Law & Order: UK” episodes and BAM… like a smack to the face, there he was. This Jamie Bamber dude. He stars as Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin on the show, which airs on BBC America. He looks a little short on TV but his lil pecs make up for it. He’s cute in a “lemme take you out to dinner” sorta way but not in a “c’mon gyal, lemme choke ya” way. Anywho… apparently this bloke was in “Battlestar Galactica” (I’ve never watched it… I should ask the Nerd Witch. I bet she’s seen that). But, he’s nice to at look for an hour and the show’s not bad at all. Catch it Fridays at 9 pm (ET) on BBC America.
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