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  • Jennifer Hudson half brother charged with attempted murder

    If this doesn’t send chills down your back then I don’t know what will … Recent reports alleges that Jennifer Hudson’s half-brother is in jail, for allegedly repeatedly stabbing a man in the face … The man he stabbed in the face was involved in a sexual relationship with his ex wife. Rumor is he and his wife are estranged, so we are unsure what fueled his anger to lead him to commit this violent act.

    This is nothing but a reminder of the tragedy in the Hudson family experienced in the past. If you guys remember William Balfour, the ex-boyfriend of Jennifer’s sister Julia murdered her mother,brother and nephew in a jealous rage. Which was triggered by what he thought was a gift to Julia from her new boyfriend. Scary reminder of the past.

    Steven Simpson is now in custody in Paw Paw, Michigan, and he’s expected to be charged with home invasion and attempted murder. As he should,people are losing their minds these days.
    As the story develops we will update y’all.

  • Love & Hip Hop Atl: Season Finale Recap

    #L&HHATL Season Finale Recap

    It is here, it is here, the season finale of Love & Hip Hop Atl Recap. Are you as siked for this foolishness as I am? Well, let’s just jump right in.

    The episode starts off with Benzino & Hoethia, I mean Altheia (side eye) planning their low budget, shotgun wedding. Drama seems to follow these two, whether it’s Althea fighting with Erica & Karlie Redd, or Benzino being childish going back and forth with Joseline via Instagram! I mean damn, are they endorsed by the gram?

    On the other side of town Tammy and Waka talk about using a fertility clinic to help them conceive. Is it me, or is it weird that Waka has the most normal relationship on this damn show, lol? I’d fast forward through their scenes if they weren’t so cute together. Doctors have informed Wka and Tammy that something is wrong with Waka’s sperm count, but that’s something that can possibly be fixed. From babies to shower rods, that’s how it goes. Nikko is really pushing, not only did this fool talk Mimi into this sextape but now this idiot is trying to capitalize on the situation by releasing a record called “Shower Rod”! He is really about his coin, that boy is ugly though. I don’t get how Mimi got swooned by the baboon.

    Mimi & Nikko

    Click here to read more.

    -Crawford Confidentials

  • Is Mama Dee suing Lil’ Scrappy’s ex Diamond?

    Hip Hop & Lawsuits

    Is Mama Dee suing Lil’ Scrappy’s ex Diamond for slander? That’s the question everyone wants to know. Tuesday night, the new Oxygen T.I executive produced reality show “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” debuted as the highest viewed freshman show in the Oxygen Network history. The cast includes some new and some familiar faces in female Hip Hop community such as Siya, Brianna Perry, Bia, Nyemiah Supreme and Atl femcee Diamond, who once dated rappers Soulja Boy and Lil’ Scrappy.

    With that being said, when you’re on the newest/most talked about reality show on tv I guess lawsuits come with the territory. During the premiere episode made references to old issues she had with Rapper Lil’ Scrappy and his overbearing mother, Mama Dee. She claims Lil’ Scrappy abused her, cheated on her and stole from her. She also alleges Scrappy’s mother, who goes by Momma Dee, specifically stole her clothes and jewelry. Well Mama Dee didn’t take too kindly to Diamond dragging her and her son’s name through the mud on national tv.

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    Momma Dee’s publicist issued the following statement.

    “It is unfortunate that Ms.Carpentero aka Diamond continues to slander my client and her son in the press. The relationship between my client’s son and Ms. Carpentero ended years ago yet she continues to talk about Momma Dee in a negative light, most recently making false claims that my client stole property. We are not taking such accusations lightly and will use the appropriate channels to handle the defamation of character should Ms. Carpentero continue to make said claims. We wish Diamond well in all her future endeavors.”

    Lil’ Scrappy decided to throw subliminal and not so subliminal shots at Diamond via instragram with a posting that reads “Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people, just don’t care” and a snippet of his new record “Build A Bitch”. Sidenote: Who’s checking for new music from Lil Scrappy? lmfao

    @ReallilScrappy subliminal shots

    @ReallilScrappy subliminal shots

    @ReallilScrappy not so subliminal shot

    @ReallilScrappy not so subliminal shot

    -Crawford Confidentials

  • SISTERHOOD OF HIP-HOP: Episode 1 Recap

    Series Premiere Recap

    The show starts off with the resident Brooklyn bred lesbian rapper Siya. she’s here to prove a point and says it’s not about the money. What she’s trying to prove I’m still trying to figure out. In comes Renaye, Siya’s girlfriend, she just feels like bad news and on top of that Siya is frustrated with her label head R&B singer Tank. He seems untamable, hence her being sent voicemail when she calls him.

    The Brooklyn bred lesbian femcee Siya.

    The Brooklyn bred lesbian femcee Siya.

    Brianna Perry, the Poe Boy Princess is on the scene, her and her momager. She has a lot going on, balancing a career and school. Brianna doesn’t seem to take too kindly to have Kiki her momager coaching her through her sessions. She’s grown now and feels like she’s been attached to her mom’s hip for long enough and is taking the step to move into her own place. Personally she seems like the most relatable on the show and most likely the one to watch.

    (From l to r) Brianna Perry & momager Kiki.

    (From l to r) Brianna Perry & momager Kiki.

    Click here to read more.

    -Crawford Confidentials

  • Is This The Reason 50 Cent Robbed Slowbucks At Summer Jam

    Here’s an interesting theory on why 50 cent may have a beef with Slow Bucks and it kind of make sense.Take a look at the video and judge for yourself.

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  • New Video: Shaq N Livin- Whose World Is This!

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    Rap Duo Shaq N Livin premiere their New Video titled “Whose World is This”. The song was produced by Joee Billi off of their up coming project titled “Soon you’ll understand” which will be dropping this fall!

    Watch Now

    For all appearances contact Victor (347) 797-7186  (snlmusicg@gmail.com)

     

  • Ali Larter Talks New Show ‘Legends,’ & More!

    Ali Larter currently stars in TNT’s new drama series, Legends, which premiered on Wednesday, August 13.

    Our sister publication JONES MAGAZINE caught up with Larter at the Pampers #BABYGOTMOVES Event at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Parents and babies danced the morning away in Pampers’ oversized disco-style crib, complete with LED floors and disco ball, to showcase babies’ best dance moves!  On-site camera crews filmed babies rockin’ in the crib showcasing their best dance moves. The best clips will be featured in Pampers next video. Read highlights from Larter’s interview with Jones below:

    Tell us about the event today and teaming up with Pampers.

     

    Pampers!  Yes, we’re here at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and we’re celebrating babies’ morning moments, and as a mom I know one of the most important things is when a baby wakes up energetic, and dry and happy.  So, what’s one of the things, you know, we’re a Pampers family and my son wore them through his whole baby years all the way through toddler, and when he would wake up dry it just sets the tone for a great day!

     

    This is the second time you have teamed up with Pampers.

     

    Yeah, this is the second one, and what they’re doing is they’re creating videos so parents can share videos of their kids rocking out and dancing in their crib when they wake up in the morning … it’s so cute! So they can send it to the Pampers Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and it’s hashtag ‘baby got moves’.

     

    And your son likes to dance, too?

     

    Oh yeah! My son loves Bob Marley! He actually does get some booty-shaking to Drake also … but I’m gonna go home and actually put some new music on.  I’m ready to kind of, get a little kind of the summer going on a little Beach Boys, a little of that stuff.

     

    We wanted to congratulate you on your new show “Legends.” How did you get involved?

     

    Thank you.  I got a call from Howard Gordon, you know, who comes from incredible shows like “Homeland,” “24,” “X Files,” and he told me about the show that he was working on that was really about identity, and really about ‘Who am I?’.  So this man Sean Bean signed on, who I’m also a huge fan of from “Game of Thrones” and “Lord of the Rings,” he’s just such a talent.  So we are a part of the D.C.O., the Deep Cover Ops in the FBI, and it’s this really riveting show that takes current events, weaves them into kind of this intricate maze, it’s really interesting.

     

    Tell us about your character.  Do you have anything in common with her?

     

    Yeah, Crystal McGuire.  So she’s a tough-talkin’, no-nonsense gal. She is very different from me, other than the fact that I also like to follow the rules.  I’m not someone who –  I’m wild, and I love to have fun, but I like things to be in order, and that’s one of things that I really relate to with her … but she’s chosen not to have a family, and so she’s given her life to her work, so it’s an interesting kind of thing to explore.”

     

    You also wrote a book Kitchen Revelry. What’s your favorite tip from the book?

     

    “That’s right! ‘It takes a little effort to look effortless’.  You know I love the disheveled look, but one of the things I like to do is kind of prepare that look before people arrive, meaning like, I don’t think you should light candles right before guests come – you should light them at least an hour before so that the candle wax starts dripping over.  I think when things look too perfect it’s unapproachable, so, I like to, you know, be cooking when people arrive and  dole out different jobs.  It makes it more homey, and more fun, and festive, and I’m always getting people, you know, serving them a lot in the beginning.  I like to loosen people up at my house.

     

    And it’s your first book right? How was the experience of writing and publishing a book?

     

    It was incredible! You know, it was such a big learning curve for me.  There’s so much that goes into publishing a book, from creating the proposal and finding a publisher, to deciding on the layout, the fonts … and then I developed over a hundred recipes and tested them myself and wrote kind of the stories behind each of them, so it’s really a very personal, intimate look on how I love to cook and entertain.

     

    How has your summer been so far?

     

    Amazing, you know, this is kind of it for me, and after this I’m going on vacation with my husband and my son, and I just wanna be on the beach, have lazy days, you know, get rid of a schedule.  I’m so tight on schedule all the time, that I just wanna start, kind of resetting my brain, and not being so worried about work.

     

     

  • Check Out The First Trailer For Horror Film ‘Annabelle’

    She terrified you in “The Conjuring,” but this is where it all began for Annabelle.

    Film Synopsis: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress.  But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple.  Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind.  The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now … Annabelle.

    Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “Annabelle” begins before the evil was unleashed. “Annabelle” reunites the filmmakers behind 2013’s hugely successful supernatural thriller “The Conjuring.”  James Wan, director of the global hit, is producing “Annabelle” with Peter Safran. John R. Leonetti, who served as cinematographer on “The Conjuring,” is directing.

    “Annabelle” is scheduled for release October 3, 2014.

  • Film Review: ‘If I Stay’

    Based on the popular novel written by Gayle Forman, director R.J. Cutler’s “If I Stay” brings this elevated version of a teenage love story to life.

    Set in Portland, Oregon, the movie is centered around Mia, played by Chloe Grace Moretz, as she deals with the dilemma of pursuing her dreams in attending the prestigious Juilliard music school or staying with the love of her life, Adam. This storyline is recounted as Mia and her family are involved in a car accident leaving all of the family in a comatose, and during this time she has time to reconsider all of her relationships with her loved ones, especially her boyfriend.

    In this film, Chloe plays the stereotypical girl next door, divergent from her well-known roles in “Kick-Ass” and “Kick-Ass 2.” Mia is a strong, independent minded teenager with a self-found inspiration for music, backed by her rock-hippie parents. However, when she meets her Adam, played by Jamie Blackley, she is transformed and introduced to the rock scene. She gains insight into a world so vastly different from hers, and along the way finds enjoyment in letting her inhibitions go. Everything goes perfectly as planned until she realizes that she may have to move across the country to fulfill her passion in playing cello. Meanwhile, she reflects on this storyline as flashbacks while she and her family are lying unconscious in the hospital. She remains in a ghostlike, transparent as she visualizes the grief and anxiety from family and friends.

    This movie has everything a teenager finds interest in not limited to having a boyfriend that’s in a rock band, dreams and passions, break-up and heartache, and grief and despair. Although there were glimpses of humor and vibrant conversation in the storyline, the couple’s interaction seemed despondent and distant. This is certainly not a film that will uplift your spirits, rather it will cause you to sob continuously as the movie progresses further and further in drama and mournfulness. There is no doubt that this can capture the hearts of many teenage girls, but it is questionable whether an older audience could relate.

    “If I Stay” is now playing.

    -Tristen Yang

     

  • 50 Cent Scoffs Floyd Mayweather With The ALS Challenge: ‘F— the bucket of ice’ [VIDEO]

    Looks like Fifty is using the ice bucket challenge to enhance his feud with Mayweather

    Queens Rapper 50 Cent shared a video on his Instagram account Thursday asking his rival, Floyd Mayweather, to take part in a challenge—and it doesn’t involve the ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’ either.

    “This is a special ALS/ELS challenge for you Floyd,” the rapper said. “If you could read one full page of a ‘Harry Potter’ book … I’ll give $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to.”

    “F— the bucket of ice, man,” he finished the clip, which shows him throwing a bucket of ice towards his backyard.

    Unfortunately, that didn’t end there. He wants Mayweather to “read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or f—-g up.”

    Yet strangely enough, in the video, 50 Cent called it an “ELS” challenge, when it’s actually “ESL” (English as a Second Language). Yikes!

    Also, recently, Mayweather was asked about his beefs with 50 Cent, Nelly and T.I. in an interview with MLive.com. Here’s what he had to say:

    “God has blessed me with an unbelievable talent, with fast feet, fast hands, unbelievable defense and a very, very sharp mind. So I’m thankful for that. Of course, hip-hop artists, they come and go. They come and go. But I’m still here,” Mayweather said.

    A lot of times, you see a lot of these rap artists, they rap about certain things, but I really live it. Every home that I have is paid for, every car that I have is paid for, and I am a hundred-million-dollar man. I mean, this is the truth, it’s not a lie.

    Hmm…perhaps that interview was what provoked 50 Cent to challenge the world’s highest-paid athlete.

     

    Sherley wants everyone to be at peace with one another. But you can follow her on twitter @sherleybee_

     

  • New “RapFest” Cipher Series to Debut on MTV Networks

    Long gone are the days of slangin’ mixtape CDs out of the trunk of your car.  Today’s artists are breaking into the game digitally, shmoney dancing their way into record deals, fame, and notoriety.  The internet’s free-for-all-accessiblity often means an over-saturation of the current market–at any given time, there’s a constant surge of new music available, so be it from well-established artists, struggle rappers, or from what we at The Source call “unsigned hype.” 

    Most artists out there are struggling to be heard amongst their counterparts, and waiting for that one shot at greatness, but as the homie Meek Mill said, “There’s levels to this sh-t.”  For those who are ready to take it to the next level and prove themselves a gawd MC who deserves a place amongst the greats, there’s a new cipher series called “RapFest” which will put you in a cipher with some of hip hop’s biggest names, like Gunplay, Smoke DZA, and Prodigy.  

    On “RapFest”, each cipher makes up an episode, pairing some of the industry’s biggest names with a talented, hungry, as of yet undiscovered MC who’s ready to show and prove.  One beat, with three different artists, each giving it their all.  Each artist’s cipher is shot individually, in HD, and packaged together, giving those undiscovered stars a chance to be featured alongside some of rap’s reigning stars.

    Each episode will further feature production from an underground producer and incorporate interview footage, giving the rising talent a chance to describe the concept behind their work.  Each episode will premiere exclusively on one of MTV’s networks, and live on all the biggest hip hop blogs and websites, providing rap music fans with something fresh to ponder, and up-and-comers with the opportunity of a lifetime.

    Check out the trailer below.

     

  • Watch As Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Take On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Celebrities continue to freeze for a cause.

    Dozens of celebrities have taken to social networking sites to show their support & awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS as most people know it by. The  ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been taken on by singers, rappers & entertainers alike, &  more recently Cali buddies Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar have stepped to the plate- well, bucket.

    Challenged by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Dr. Dre didn’t hesitate at all once the bucket of ice cold water was poured onto his entire body in front of  a group of crew members.

    Naturally, he challenged longtime friends Eminem, Snoop Dogg & K. Dot to do the same. No word yet from Snoop or Em, but Kendrick took to Instagram to show how it’s done, while challenging Serena Williams, Ellen Degeneres & Samuel L. Jackson to do the same.

    According to the New York Times, the fun (albeit serious) Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $40 million since July 29th. Lots of people have taken to social media over the past few weeks to raise ALS awareness, & their efforts have helped extremely.  Stay tuned as we post more celebrities accepting the challenge in the coming days.

     

    Kairi challenges The Source Magazine to the ALS Challenge. Let her know what you think (or if you’ve done it) by tweeting her @_findingforever

  • Talib Kweli and Dom Lemon Argue Live on CNN

    Talib Kweli had some issues with Dom Lemon regarding CNN’s coverage on whats been going on in Ferguson, MO.

    Everyone knows how strong of a voice Talib Kweli is within hip hop. He, like a few other rappers isn’t afraid to let you know what’s on his mind and tell you exactly how he feels. Talib is also one of the few rappers who actually visited Ferguson, MO in light of Mike Brown and the uproar his murder caused the city. If you follow Talib on Twitter then you know he’s an avid user and has been active in tweeting about the entire situation. The rapper and activist uses articles written on CNN to address his feelings toward the coverage which he believe stems from the perspective of white supremacists. Things start to heat up a bit when Don Lemon defends CNN’s coverage of the Mike Brown shooting, and Talib brings up a specific story that he feels is inaccurate. They two go back and forth interrupting each other for a few minutes. All ends well with a respectful handshake. Check out the footage above.

    Deniqua’s on Twitter @__hennystraight talking about how much she can’t wait for Source360, have you gotten your tickets yet?

     

  • Chris Brown Wants To Establish A Family With Karrueche Tran

    Is this the end of Chris Brown’s player ways?

    Singer Chris Brown wants his girlfriend Karrueche Tran to be having his baby, baby.

    Although the couple recently decided to take a brief break because of reports he was being unfaithful while on his trip to St. Tropez, the split didn’t last long, as per usual. The two quickly patched things up, and were spotted getting cozy at Brown’s celebrity football game for charity.

    This is one couple who definitely knows what it means to be loyal, and no, not the song.

    Tran recently showed off her love to Brown via Instagram, as she made him her “Man Crush Monday,” with Brown reciprocating, making Tran his “Woman Crush Wednesday.”

    Breezy captioned the flick of Karrueche like so:   “@karrueche damn near 5 years and this woman still putting up with my s**t,  Need to have this baby and stop playing! Lol! My WCW.”

     

    Chris Brown, Karrueche,

     

    Awww, what a way to show love to each other on social media.

     

    Matia is glad to see Karrueche & Chris back together; don’t believe her, just ask her on Twitter at @ms_hip_hop

     

  • Al Roker Speaks Out About Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Video

    Al Roker’s anaconda don’t want none.  

    Today Show host & weatherman Al Roker is the latest person to speak out against Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” video.  Roker airs Nicki out, as he voices his two cents about how hard Ms. Minaj seems to be trying to keep up with other artists, like Iggy Azalea. He goes on to call Nick “desperate” and even calls her video “vile.”

    “Anaconda” was just released yesterday, but is already a smash hit on YouTube, with more than 23 million views in less than 24 hours.

    In the video, Nicki twerks with her dancers, and gives rapper Drake a lap dance.

    Many parents have taken to Twitter to talk about how they’re disgusted with the video, and how they would never want their own kids to see  it.

    Watch as Al talks about Nicki on the Today Show, here.

    -Scribed by Matia, @ms_hip_hop

     

 
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