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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

***#LAHHNY TOP 5 HIGHS AND LOWS: IS THIS SEASON A SNOOZER OR NOT? [@Penney_Peroud Exclusive]***

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Warning: This post is not suitable for those under 18, in which case should not be watching Love & Hip-Hop anyway.

There's a whole lot of lows on the new season of Love & Hip-Hop New York, which is in its fifth season. The cast includes, (but is not limited to,) Chrissy, (a former Madam and New York socialite,) Chink Santana, (former The Inc./Murder Inc. rapper who made cameos in Keyshia Cole's "I Should Have Cheated," and Ashanti's "Don't Let Them," official videos, Erica Mena, (former video vixen turned model, former girlfriend of Rich Dollaz and Cyn Santana, Bow Wow's new love,) Syn Santana, (Erica Mena's now ex-girlfriend,) Rich Dollaz, (of Dollaz Entertainment and Erica Mena's ex-boyfriend,) Yandy, (Jim Jones former publicist and current boutique business owner/ party host,) Tara, (the mother of Peter Gunz' youngest sons and ex-girlfriend,) Amina Butterfly, (Peter Gunz' current girlfriend and his youngest daughter's mother,) Mendeeces Harris, (Yandy's fiance and the manager of rapper Vado,) Sisco, (allegedly a music executive,) and Diamond, (an aspiring model and daughter of major league baseball player Darryl Strawberry Sr.). This cast is nothing like the other two Love and Hip-Hop brands, Atlanta and Hollywood. That could be a good thing or not, so good.

5. LOW - Something doesn't seem right about the relationship between Chink Santana and Chrissy. It's not her. I believe she genuinely cares for Chink, but the fact that he's still married and meeting her outside on a park bench to kiss spells, he's still very much in love with his wife and still getting loving from her too.

4. HIGH - Mendeeces being released from prison and proposing to marry Yandy in Vegas, regardless if it wasn't her dream wedding. Mendeeces I think it's the thought that count and you score way more brownie points with your lady, which is what really counts, for waiting to give her a fairy-tale wedding.

3. HIGH - Tara smiling so often in light of what happened last season between her and Peter Gunz, ultimately resulting in Peter being put of their residence and him running back to his mistress...---I mean wife :)

2. LOW - The petty arguments that occurred so far between all of the cast mates and people on the show. The petty arguments and huge ones that will continue as the season moves forward and ends. Can't we all just get along?

1. LOW - Diamond not being upfront with Sisco about being a parent from day one. Where in the world do they do this at? I don't even care where, it's not even an excuse. Be proud to a parent. Sheesh....

Where are my sunglasses at? This season is shady... (Sn: Whether this season is a snoozer or not, you decide...)

--Penn

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

***Porsha of #RHOA Pulled Over and Booked***


Porsha Williams from Bravo's the Real Housewives of Atlanta was pulled over by the Atlanta police on Monday (December 29,) for speeding in a 55 MPH zone, while doing 78 MPH. Yikes... The RHOA cast-member was booked by the Atlanta police and taken into custody for also having a suspended license. Williams was released after posting $1,726.00 bond. Porsha became a part-time RHOA cast-member after beginning the latest season of RHOA this fall. A source who knows of Williams says that there just wasn't enough material and story line, which is why Bravo opted to shoot Porsha Williams on film part-time, despite rumors that Kenya Moore was the reason that Williams became a part-time cast-member on the popular Bravo show. --Penn


****Paul Walker's Family Plans to Sue The Driver of Fatal Crash Over a Year Ago****


Such a sad tragedy that took the lives of two people. Now, over a year later, the Walkers, (specifically Paul Walker III,) father of Paul Walker, who's life ended before he could finish filming the 7th installment of the Fast and Furious movies, is seeking about $1.8 million or more from the heirs of Rodger Rodas. Rodas was the driver of the car that killed both Walker and Rodas over a year ago. According to legal documents obtained by a major entertainment news outlet, Paul Walker's father claims that the Rodas family "is in possession of numerous automobiles and other motor vehicles that are either wholly or partially owned," by his deceased son. The Walker's are seeking the return of the vehicles or any type of money earned from the selling of those vehicles. --Penn

Monday, December 29, 2014

***Awww, Congrats: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Welcome Their Second Child***


Congrats are in order to R&B singer Alicia Keys for having her second child by husband Swizz Beats, (nee Kaseem Dean,) on December 27th at 1:52 a.m. Alicia delivered the couple's second son and named him Genesis Ali Dean. The newborn weighed six pounds and five ounces. Keys shared a photo of the baby's footprints recently via Instagram. It's great to see this couple happy and bringing in new life to a new year. --Penn


 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Break-Ups to Make-Ups: Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran Are Back On + The Proof [Photos]


Every kiss begins with Kae when it comes to the mindset of Chris "Breezy" Brown these days, but a few weeks ago, it wasn't all good. The R&B/dance pop singer "allegedly" gave his longtime on and off girlfriend/model some gifts for the Christmas holiday, including but not limited to a huge stuffed animal, a few icy rings that are sparking engagement rumors, that either has yet to confirm and a cute puppy. A few weeks ago, he publicly humiliated her on Twitter claiming that she barely visited him in jail and was chasing after and trying to become intimate with rapper Drake. He even told their private moments and blasted Kae for not being loyal to him. (Sigh). This is a rare moment for me to report on these two because I'm sure, unless an engagement is confirmed with a wedding date, I could end up reporting on more ups and downs with these two. --Penn

Kae's icy rings that Breezy gave her


Kae and Breezy spotted out on Friday 12/26/14

Ludacris Proposes to Girlfriend "Mile-High" Style



Ludacris decided to propose to his longtime girlfriend Eudoxie. Awww, how sweet. The Fast and Furious 7 Star took her in high in the air, and below were flowers that spelled out, "Eudoxie, will you marry me?" (with a heart underneath the words). She clearly said yes and was beaming bright in their photos together. On Instagram, Eudoxie posted photos from the beautiful moment with the caption, "Best day of my life with the love of my life, #milehighproposal". The two have been dating since 2009 and since then Luda has had a daughter with another woman, allegedly since he and Eudoxie have been together. Eudoxie, (who is African and came to American at an early age,) from Gabon, runs a non-profit organization targeted towards women who have been victims of mental, verbal and sexual abuse.

When Luda proposed to Eudoxie
A photo of the couple from Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade's wedding


Awww, congrats to them :-)

--Penn

Friday, December 26, 2014

7 Songs That Should've Made a Video for the Song Pt. 1 [@Penney_Peroud Exclusive]


7. Nicki Minaj & Lil' Wayne - "I Get Crazy." With a crazy ill beat like that, it makes one wonder why Nicki and Wayne didn't tap on Hype Williams shoulder, to direct this fun and hip rap song.
6. Lil'Kim featuring Andrea Martin & Timbaland - "Money Talks." Go look this song up. I guarantee that you'll love it. It's classic Lil'Kim. How could you not love it?
5. The Dream - "Nikki (pt.1)." The Dream made a video for Nikki pt.2 to accompany the song, but never dared to make a video for part 1 that started the beginning of the story.
4. Outkast featuring Erykah Badu - "Humble, Mumble." Andre 3000 boasts in the beginning, "the little engine that could," but maybe their usual video director Bryan Barber could have directed a video to the overlooked breakthrough single on the Atlanta duo's Stankonia disc.
3. Monica featuring Wale - "Take a Chance". With an unusual, yet nice collaboration like this from Monica's New Life album, it's hard to believe Arista Records didn't take a chance on shooting a video.
2. Beyonce featuring Nicki Minaj - "Flawless (Remix)". Onika spit a bunch of colorful bars towards the end of the song loaded with overly sexually suggestive lyrics, but if you're a fan of either, you enjoyed a slice of their musical pound cake.
1. Jeremih featuring YG - "Don't Tell 'Em." With such a catchy song, it's just a waste of marketing not to make at least a low-budget video for Vevo and You Tube. Somebody needs to tell him to make a video. Please and thanks :)

--Penn (Follow me on Twitter @Penney_Peroud)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#Hollywood #Photos: Photo Shares & Shopping Trips [Follow Me on Twitter @Penney_Peroud]

Rhianna out at Toys R' Us

Check out some of your favorite public figures either showing us a glimpse of their family or being caught as they shop for the Christmas/Holiday season. --Penn

Baby Future & Ciara show us their seasonal cheer

Tim Witherspoon, (husband of Kelly Rowland,) and Baby Titan (her son)

The glamorous Mariah Carey shopping in Aspen


Think Positive: 7 Positive Quotes to Remember [@Penney_Peroud Exclusive]


When you're down, pick one of these quotes to write down and assign each one to a day of the week, to read to yourself daily. You can even get a small jar and write each one down and place each one in there if you want. This time of year, things may seem depressing for some because some people don't have family that they can spend the holidays with, for one reason, or another. Some people may have just lost a loved one. This is not a time to have a heart made of stone. This is a time to come together, no matter what you celebrate. (Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays /Happy Kwanzaa/ Happy / Happy Hannukah to you and your families).

7. "Tomorrow is a new day." --Unknown
6. "Keep your head up." --Tupac
5. "Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll have positive results." --Willie Nelson
4. "Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." --Joseph Campbell
3. "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." --Lyndon B. Johnson
2. "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." --William James
1. "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." --Helen Keller

Sn: One of my favorite quotes is "Be strong in the Lord and the power of HIS might."--Ephesians 6:10.

--Penn

Monday, December 22, 2014

Two Things That Rapper Tyga Wants You to Know [Uh-Oh...]

Kylie Jenner & Rapper Tyga recently went shopping in LA's Topanga Mall

Tis' the season for being "just-friends," or nah?

Rapper Tyga sounded off on TMZ and Twitter recently stating that he did not file for primary custody of his son King Cairo that he and former dancer turned video-vixen Blac Chyna share. Tyga dismissed the claims and seemed furious, according to various sources. He also defended that (coughs) he and 17-year-old Kylie Jenner and "just friends," and that they were just shopping at Neiman Marcus in California the other day for friends and family. Yeah, okayyyyyy...(rolls eyes). And if you believe that, then you believe that Frosty the Snowman is going to deliver 14,000 brand new flat screen t.v.'s to random people on Christmas. Pssst--there is no 'Frosty the Snowman'. --Penn

Q-Tip Pens an Open Letter to Iggy Azalea via Twitter...


Editor's Note: The font of the letter has been changed for your easy-reading visibility. #peace --Penn (I.S.)

"@IGGYAZALEA Hip-Hop is a[n] artistic and socio-political movement/culture that sprang from the disparate ghettos of NY in the early 70's. Coming off the heels of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and approaching the end of the Vietnam war it was a crossroads 4 America, specially for blacks in the US our neighborhoods were PROLIFERATED w/a rush of HEROINE. Our school systems here in NY dungeon traps with light for learning blk [Black] men some of whom didn't return from tours of duty n the ones who did came w/war baggage (agent orange, addiction, ect..) These men had families but due to these events and throw into the mix the public emasculation...The proved to be handicapped parents. The surrogate parents? The STREETS. The streets of gangs, crimes, and the hustlers coddled us and swept us up but! Being a spirited, rhythmic & expressive people music art dance outlined our existence. It proved a way for us to exalt to scream to dance to laugh and find OUR VOICE. We weren't at the time skilled musicians as kids. We had records, turntables, ideas and INGENUITY. Being natural chemist we took from whatever was availed to us and we created something mighty and special. We cut break beats back n forth we took a hybrid of Jamaican toasting along w/ radio jock rap( hank Spann, Gary Byrd, ect.) and we put our rap down..It was a neighborhood thing really. Black and Latino Kids were carving out their space and it became infectious. Eventually Keith Cowboy coined the phrase hip-hop . Yrs later the first rap record was recorded and now we r moving. But during these strides this country still had the monster of racism and racial insensitivity breathing and ruling believe it or not young black n Latino lives specifically weren't acknowledged in mainstream American culture unless Of course…the convo was abt gangs , being criminals or uneducated. And hey! Like I stated early our families were rushed our schools sucked and we were left to put devices to survive but HIPHOP showed that we had DEPTH, fire, and BRILLANCE. The music was undeniable! It moved from NY N became national and even GLOBAL. Hip-hop now was FOR EVERYBODY!! All of those who cld [could] relate to the roots, the spirit, the history, the energy.. It reached YOU it touched your spirit n took u up. We magnetized you! That's what BRILLANCE does. Now u are fulfilling your dreams ... BUT! you have to take into account the HISTORY as you move underneath the banner of hip-hop. As I said before hip-hop is fun it's vile it's dance it's traditional it's light hearted but 1 thing it can never detach itself from is being a SOCIO-Political movement. U may ask why ... Well once you are born black your existence I believe is joined with socio-political epitaph and philos based on the tangled and treacherous history SLAVERY alone this is the case, it never leaves our conversation... Ever. WeAther in our universities our dinner tables our studios or jail cells. The effects still resonates with us. It hurts... We get emotional and angry and melancholy. Did u know President Clinton was the ONLY PRESIDENT to apologize for it? did u know that remnants of slavery exist today thru white privilege? When certain "niceties" r extended your way because of how u look? Isn't that crazy? I say this 2 say u are a hip-hop artist who has the right 2 express herself however she wishes. This is not a chastisement this is not admonishment at ALL this is just one artist reaching to another hoping to spark insight into the field you r in. I say this in the spirit of a hopeful healthy dialogue that maybe one day we can continue. I've been on twitter a long time and this will probably be my last series of tweets pretty much but I'm Kool with it as long as I got to share this w u. Zzzzzzz's up! Peace!"

Whoop there it is. --Penn

Cameron Diaz Is Getting Married!!!


Sorry Justin Timberlake, Diddy and A-Rod, but Cameron Diaz is officially off the dating market for good. Diaz announced that she is engaged to rocker boyfriend Benji Madden after one year of dating, according to People. Last Wednesday in New York City's JFK airport, Diaz was spotted wearing an engagement ring. Diaz and Madden have been making entertainment headlines over the past several weeks. Congrats Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden! --Penn


Saturday, December 20, 2014

***Say What Now??? New Elevator Footage Shows Ray & Janay Rice Kissing After The Elevator Incident*** [Photo + Video]


Most of the world has seen the horrid footage of Ray Rice hitting his then-fiance, now-wife,but what you may not have seen is the footage where once the cops arrested them both because they were arguing and causing a scene first, (plus were publicly intoxicated,) they shared long tongue kisses right after. Umm, okay, well talk about break-ups to make-ups. Watch the video below and see for yourself. --Penn


      

Friday, December 19, 2014

***In Case You Missed It***: #LAHHNY (Season 5, Episode 1) [Video]

It's Love & Hip-Hop New York time. (I won't be posting it every week, but here's the first episode). --Penn

***Dear Nicki Minaj + Fashionable Nicki [Photos]***

Nicki Minaj (nee Oneika Tanya Maraj & Safaree Samuels leaving an apartment in NYC in 2011)
Dear Nicki Minaj,
     Recently you spoke with Angie Martinez and I noticed somethings in your interview. The first thing is how hurt and devastated you seem over the break-up between you and your longtime boyfriend/hype-man of 15 years, Safaree Samuels. I also noticed that he seemed pretty upset about you two breaking up as well, when he released a statement. When I hear you speak about him, it sounds like you felt like another woman may have gotten between you two, or that he betrayed you in a hurtful and personal way, that you'd rather not share over an interview. I also noticed that you said that Safaree, some 15 years ago helped you heal from the relationship you were in before him and now "someone else", (a man,) is helping you sort out your feelings to get over Safaree. You never mentioned who, but you did say that you felt like you had two boyfriends and you didn't feel single, after Safaree and now with this "new person." Angie Martinez and other media personnel such as myself, noticed how much  you light up at the mention of Meek Mill's name and how you mention that he is "cool". I say this to say, if you truly want Safaree back, then you can have him back because did you really come 15 years with him, just to turn around, over some hurt and pain that most couples experience with a chapter that long? If you really love him, (because he recently mentioned he still loves you,) you'll get back with him, regardless of your "new guy," who's clearly getting in your ear and maybe in other things too. I just hope that you make the right decision because marriage and children, (sometimes definitely never in that order,) are FOREVER.
--Penn

A Throw Back Flick of Safaree, Nicki M. & Friends
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For Cavalli's 2015 Campaign; Courtesy of Francesso Carrozzini 

For Cavalli's 2015 Campaign; Courtesy of Francesso Carrozzini 



Thursday, December 18, 2014

#TBT (Throw Back Thursday): #Kandi - Don't Think I'm Not [Official Video]



This is a hot and classic, 2000's song. The bottom line: while you are out having fun, someone has to keep her company. --Penn

                   

5 Things Sony Needs to Do For the Holiday Season [@Penney_Peroud Exclusive]


Sony was definitely the "hostess-with-the-most-est," (yes I know there's no such word lol,) this year. Sony executives DEFINITELY were not thinking at all when they decided to finance a project starring James Franco and Seth Rogen titled, "The Interview," a movie about two journalists who plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim-Jong-Un. Wait a minute, YES HE IS A REAL LEADER and there has been REAL LIFE conflict between him and South Korea.

First of all, this movie should have NEVER, NEVER-EVER, NEVER-EVER, EVER been made. Yes, in America we have a such thing as freedom of speech. However, it is also poor taste for a movie director or company to actually name someone who is still alive and has had issues with threatening his own people before and other countries. It's not about fear. It's about respecting the living. If this person were dead or in a coma, it would be a whole different story. However, Kim Jong-Un is very much alive and healthy. In fact, Dennis Rodman is his best friend.

Without further adieu, 5 Things Sony Needs to Do For the Holiday Season...

5. Hire a powerhouse PR agency to clean up the mess of e-mail leaks and messy projects that they have released and announced that they will release.

4. Suspend the person who decided that they would give the director of "The Interview," the green light to film and move forward with the project, along with whoever wrote the script and added Kim Jong-El's name to it.

3. All of the Sony executives need to start donating money and time to three charities of their choice and make sure that the press is there to cover it. They also need to write a big fat check to an inner city youth program and/or HBCU. (I've got an HBCU in mind in particular that I'm biased to ;)

2. Sony execs need to buy their own private island and just live there for two to three years until this whole thing blows over and no one remembers it.

1. Sony execs need to issue an apology to all of the public figures that they talked about and throw them a free party in the Hamptons for their friends and family. Then, the execs need to go on a very longggggg vacation, one with passport stamps and not come back for a long time, for the safety of the country, since we've been threatened.

--Penn

Candid Flicks: Jenn Lawrence & Her New Body Guard, Plus #Beyonce & #JayZ [Photos & More]


Looks like Jennifer Lawrence (J-Law,) has a new guy--bodyguard that is. Peep the picture above of him escorting her this past Sunday through the LAX Airport. (Side-eyes, bodyguard).


Recently, Jay-Z and Beyonce threw a Roc Nation holiday party, guests including, but not limited to Rita Ora, Fabolous, Big Sean, Santigold and DJ Ross One. What's interesting is that Beyonce hung out closely with Rita Ora that night, as well as her husband, during different times. Rumors swirled around the three public figures a few years ago, that they were involved in a love triangle, fueling rumors of Beyonce and Jay-Z attempting to revive their marital bliss. You do the math. --Penn 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Are Expecting Their First Child Together


According to former NSYNC member Joey Fatone, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are keeping mum about Biel's pregnancy. According to Fatone, he already knew, but told Timberlake that he'd keep his mouth shut. "He told me a while ago and I kept my mouth shut," Fatone recently told In-Touch magazine. "But now I can talk about it!" the close pal of Timberlake gushed. Biel and Timberlake have yet to confirm the pregnancy news. Their reps are also keeping silent about the married couple's baby-on-the-way. Back in October, Biel's pal and In-Style editor Ariel Foxman posted and deleted a message on Instagram that read, "Congrats @jessicabiel on your impending motherhood...Looking forward to the red carpet maternity style pix to come #tbt." Biel has stepped out of the spotlight lately, not many appearances, nor too many action movies, which will definitely make one not only wonder, but definitely agree that Fatone and Foxman are telling the truth and there is a baby on the way for the married couple. --Penn

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Beyonce & Jay-Z Being Sued for Drunk in Love [Breaking Ent. News]


Get the sample cleared and pay its rightful owner. How hard is that? Especially, when you have a record contract. Beyonce rushed to put her album out, but never asked Hungarian singer "Mitsou," (neé Monica Juhász Miczura). Mitsou claims in a lawsuit that Beyonce, Jay-Z, the song's producers, including Timbaland, sampled her voice from a 1995 Roma folk song without permission. The Hungarian singer is seeking money for "irreparable harm and emotional distress," caused by the song being used without permission. Mitsou claims her song was originally about not being able to trust anyone other than your mother and God, not a sexualized pop song with vocals about having drunk sex. The suit was filed last Friday in Manhattan civil court. The vocals of Mitsou can be heard in the beginning of "Drunk in Love" right before the 41-second mark and again while Jay-Z raps. --Penn

#TBT: Throw Back Tuesday -- Why Ashanti Still Slays [Photos + Classic Video]


Ashanti is still VERY relevant in the game. Check out the photos and classic video. --Penn




Monday, December 15, 2014

The Top 5 Things You Should Do This Christmas/Holiday Season [Penn Peroud Exclusive]


5. Find a charity of your choice or your favorite charity and make a donation to them, (money, goods, or both. Keep a receipt because you'll need it to write it off on your taxes).
4. Volunteer at a non-profit to help someone in need. You never know what type of joy you may bring to someone's life.
3. Send out cards to friends and family wishing them a great Christmas/Holiday season. Place a picture of you either solo, or with those in your household inside, pets included ;)
2. Surprise a relative or a friend who wasn't on your Christmas/Holiday list with a gift, even if it's something handmade, on sale, and/or small. It's the thought that counts. (Part 2 to this is paying $5-$10 on a stranger's layaway or paying off the whole thing, if you're blessed enough to be able to afford to do so).
1. Find it in your heart to forgive someone, who you never thought you would. Find it in your heart to call this same person and tell them that you forgive them and you hope they enjoy their holiday season. It wouldn't hurt to say that you love them, if applicable ;)

--Penn

Emily B. & Fabolous Expecting a New Addition to Their Family + Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Baby Shower [Photos]


According to various other media outlets, Emily B. allegedly dropped the news exclusively to (rhymes with gossip,) that she is in her second trimester of pregnancy. She and Fabolous already have a son together named Jo-Jo and Emily has a teenage daughter from a previous relationship. According to sources close with Emily and Fab, she is already starting to show. The two have been said to have been an on-and-off again couple, according to Fab, but things seem to have remained steady since Emily left season two of Love & Hip-Hop New York to focus on her career in fashion. Check out my favorite photos of Fab & Emily together.

 

Also, over the weekend, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, had a baby shower at their home in New York City. Check out the photos. --Penn



Sunday, December 14, 2014

***Birdman Says He's Not Letting Lil' Wayne Leave Cash Money***


The Carter V was supposed to drop on Dec. 9th, last week and it didn't. Major sources have reported that Lil' Wayne has been tweeting his unhappiness with the popular record label, (Cash Money). According to TMZ, Birdman said the reason why he won't release Lil' Wayne from Cash Money/Young Money Cash Money Billionaires is because Wayne is still under contract. Birdman also said that "The Carter V" will be released under the label's timeline. I'm not a Weezy fan, but I did get the "Carter IV" from a music store in used condition and I must say, it was actually a good album. There are some songs that I skip over, but the album had hits. What a shame that true Weezy fans, won't get to listen to "The Carter V" sooner than expected. --Penn

Peep the alleged album art for "The Carter V" below:


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Singer Jeremih Arrested at Newark Airport in New Jersey

"Girl, you know, ahhh, I..." you remember the popular "Birthday S..." song by Jeremih. Well now, he'll be singing the blues in jail, after he and his bodyguard, decided it was okay to sneak the 27-year-old rapper onto a U.S. Airways airplane Saturday December 13, 2014 at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Jeremih, born Jeremy Felton, 27, and musician Adam Woods, 27, both missed the boarding call for U.S. Airways for a flight to Phoenix, to do a concert with Wiz Khalifa, Baby Bash and T-Pain in Fresno, California. Felton's bodyguard opened the rear plane door, which was closed for boarding and then both Felton and Woods, (a musician with Felton,) were immediately taken into custody. Both were charged with obstruction of administration of the law, and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. Felton's bodyguard Dontate Cunningham, 26, was also charged with defiant trespass, according to officials. Can somebody please tell Jeremih that instead of doing that, he could have just relaxed and been on-time, or stayed in NY to film the video for "Don't Tell 'Em." Sheesh. --Penn 

J. Cole Visits a Fan in PA After Receiving a Tweet From Her Sister to Sign His Album [@Penney_Peroud Exclusive]


Imagine you or someone you know tweeting J.Cole, (nee' Jermaine Cole,) to come to your sign to sign your CD. Imagine J.Cole following that person on Twitter and then asking them to DM the address. This totally happened in real life on Friday December 12th to Lulie A. from Coatesville, Pa. Her sister tweeted J.Cole and asked him to come and sign her sister's CD. J. Cole tweeted back right away and then asked her sister to DM the address where she was, which she did. Lulie's sister, DM'd J.Cole the address and then he said he would be there, after he left New York. J.Cole arrived around 5 p.m. that day, but his tour bus could barely fit down the small block in the suburbs of Chester County, Pa. where the two sisters reside.

According to Lulie via questions that I asked her on social media, " He gave my sister a hug first and he asked us if we had food, so we gave him pizza! He chilled with us, took pics...talked for a while. He left around 6:30 ish! We really couldn't believe he ACTUALLY CAME! He was so calm and cool, it was impossible to be hype. He was extremely down to earth and welcoming. He asked us about our culture and about our mom. I seriously have soo [much] love and respect for him! This is truly unbelievable!" She went on to thank J.Cole and explain on Facebook to thousands of others that yes, that moment did really happen. --Penn

Peep J.Cole's new video, "Apparently," via this link, courtesy of Vevo.com:


          

Friday, December 12, 2014

VH1 Pushes for Sorority Sisters to Air this Monday Amid Criticism & Petitions + [Official Extended Trailer]


As a sorority woman, I am telling you that this show is a train wreck waiting to happen. Mona-Scott Young has taken her name off of this, which now includes other producers from Eastern TV and VH1. Several online petitions have not stopped this show from it’s debut on December 15, 2014. Peep the press release from VH1: NEW YORK, NY – December 11, 2014 – VH1 gives viewers a rare glimpse into the unique world of ATL Greek life with the series premiere of “Sorority Sisters”* on Monday, December 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Nine women, who continue to honor the traditions and legacies of their respective sororities and chapters, all agree on one main principle: sisterhood doesn’t end after graduation, it’s for life. For these friends and sisters (or ‘sorors’) from celebrated historically black colleges and universities in Atlanta, strong ties to their organizations lead to fierce rivalries, but through thick and thin, these women stand united and share an unbreakable bond. “Sorority Sisters” follows the lives of women from four different sororities. Since these ‘sorors’ are pledges for life, they are expected to continue their community work long after graduation. From long-awaited reunions, to managing the men in their lives, for these line sisters, it’s homecoming all across the ATL. These ladies have a lot at stake – their aspirations, reputations, livelihoods, friendships, and families – and the legacies of their sororities. “Sorority Sisters” premieres December 15 at 9PM on VH1.

For some reason, during one of the scenes, Priyanka speaks to Shanna who is dressed in pink and green with lots of pearls. Priyanka mentions sarcastically to MeToya, "I don't know where your Sah-rah is MeToya. MeToya then shoots back, "She's your Soror too." In another scene, Priyanka criticizes April's "little house on the prairie dress," which also happens to be pink and green. (The first of the traditional African-American Sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. have pink and green colors).* Cat has gone on Twitter already to claim that she is a member of the royal blue and gold, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., (dear to my heart, of which I am a member of).

P.S. If you are wondering what their names are, then here's the cast list: Adrene, April, Cat, Joy, Lydia, MeToya, Priyanka, Shanna and Veronica. Will you be watching? --Penn (@Penney_Peroud on Twitter)

*This neither confirms nor denies their membership in the above mentioned sorority.

by Penn Peroud