NBA owners are set to lock out their players as a labor agreement expires at midnight, the players union said, threatening the 2011-2012 season. "The gap is too great," between the players and the owners, said players union head Billy Hunter, after a meeting in New York between the two sides failed to reach a resolution. The move would prompt a second major sports work stoppage, as the National Football League is also in the middle of a lockout. . Catch the full article here
Q gives www.tammytalks.com a shoutout Anywhere, Cupid, Its Over Now, Peaches and Cream, Only You, and Love You Like I Did are just a few songs from super group 112, which consists of Slim, Mike, Q, and Daron. I had the pleasure of conducting a phone interview with Q. We discuss his success with 112 and his transition into a solo artist. Take a listen below. Q Parker full interview Be sure to follow Q on Twitter @QParker112 To order his fitness calendar go to www.QParkerFitnessCalendar.com Like his Facebook fan page by going to http://www.Facebook.com/QParkerMusic Check out his cover of Beyonce's "1 + 1"
“I never talked about it. This is the first time. I do…I miss Michael. I have spent such incredible times with him. I did things with him that nobody else did. But I was also troubled about what he did to me. Yes, he gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15. He gave me cocaine. I felt weird about that and other stuff. We spoke afterwards, hours and hours, on the phone. I admired Michael, but his behavior bothered me a lot. Then my mother called the police.” says Aaron Carter, little brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter in the latest OK Magazine! Michael Jackson was first accused of sexually molesting a 13 year old boy in 1993 and arrested in 2003 for allegedly molesting seven more. Michael settled out of court for 22 million on the first case and was acquitted on the second… SOURCE
According to a Miami Heat insider, Chris Bosh may be getting traded. The snitch revealed Lebron James , Dwyane Wade and team president Pat Riley have held meetings about trading Bosh. The insider claims Chris Bosh is furious and blames Lebron James and Dwyane Wade. Looks like we may get to see that ugly cry of Chris Bosh again real soon. Chris Bosh celebrated his bachelor party in Las Vegas over the weekend. Seen on The Urban Daily
Today I had the honor of interviewing Q Parker from 112, we discuss everything from his success with 112 to his new solo album The MANual ....check out the interview this weekend on www.tammytalks.com. Check out the clip below.
News Corp. is hoping to part with struggling social network site MySpace this week, and will likely lay off more than half of the remaining staff of 500. The company is looking to cut a deal tomorrow or Thursday in order to have it completed this fiscal year, which ends Thursday. MySpace will likely be sold for only $20 million to $30 million. Back in 2005, News Corp. bought the startup for $580 million and social networking was in its infancy. Since then, Facebook has turned into the dominant platform. MySpace hasn’t selected a buyer yet, but at least three bidders were thought to be in the running—Specific Media, Golden Gate Capital, and Austin Ventures. According to ComScore, MySpace had 74 million visitors in May, down 32% from a year earlier. SOURCE: BLOOMBERG
Just before she headlined Saturday night's Japan disaster relief benefit concert, Lady Gaga was sued over the bracelets she's been selling for the same cause. According to the federal class action, the do-gooder pop star wasn't exactly being honest when her Web site claimed all the proceeds from sales of her "We Pray for Japan" wristbands would go to help victims of the March earthquake and tsunami. A Detroit-era legal network said in its complaint, filed Friday, that Gaga kept part of the $5 that every customer paid for a wristband and inflated shipping charges so she could pocket more. She then counted even the money she allegedly pocketed in her donation figures, artificially inflating donation numbers, in order to make more money, the suit charged. Gaga's deceptive advertising and personal profits from the bracelets violated federal racketeering laws and a slew of consumer protection laws, too, the suit claimed. "When we tried to communicate with the
Kelly Rowland has released the cover art for her third solo cd, Here I Am , which hits stores on July 26. The Universal/Motown album will feature production from David Guetta, Tricky Stewart, Rodney Jerkins , and Rico Love and include the #1 single "Motivation" featuring Lil' Wayne . SOURCE
Ever wanted an AmEx card but got denied?! Well now everyone can now proudly own an American Express card. American Express is launching a reloadable prepaid debit card with no activation, maintenance and other fees normally associated with prepaid bank cards, said Dan Schulman, group president of American Express’ Enterprise Growth Group. You can order the reloadable card online at no cost, and there are no hidden fees lurking in the fine print. And even more impressively, you can use the card overseas and you won’t be charged any of the pesky foreign exchange transaction fees that most American Express credit and charge cards usually hit you with. “The prepaid market is synonymous with fees,” said Dan Schulman, president of the company’s enterprise growth group. “If we were going to enter the market, we wanted to be a consumer champion.” Starting today, you can order the card online at no cost and load money onto the card through a checking account (but not through a credit c
So Im not sure who or what event started the planking epidemic on Twitter but its taking over my timeline...Apparently planking is the act of laying horizontally doing creative/random things. I originally was going to post a series of pics that I thought were the most creative and funniest....but eh. Obama takes the cake....whether its real or not. Here is President Barack Obama planking.
The Real Husbands of Hollywood was definitely the highlight of the 2011 BET Awards last night. The skit was a spoof mesh of Basketball Wives and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. S tarring host Kevin Hart, Bobby Brown, Nick Cannon, Jermaine Dupri and Nelly, with a cameo by Tami Roman of Basketball Wives the skit were the highlight of the awards. This should be a real show. Check out the skits after the jump.
The Braxtons sounded phenomenal last night on the 2011 BET Awards....their harmony was so on point...they need to get back to singing. Follow them on Twitter @TamarBraxtonHer @TrinaBraxton @ToniBraxton @TowandaBraxton and @TraciBraxon Check out the clip below is you missed it.
While Cam Newton, number one pick in the 2011 NFL draft, waits for the NFL mess to get cleared up and the season to start, he took some time to for a photoshoot with GQ Magazine. Cam is featured in the July issue of the magazine showing off fall fashion from designers like Marc Jacobs, Michale Bastian and his athletic sponsor, Under Armour. Check out more pics from the photoshoot after the jump
I've always said that the BET awards shouldnt be live. Sigh....this video proves why. Tiffany Green, the viewer that gives out the viewer choice award. said the wrong name of the winner. Saying the the wrong name is bad enough.....but to transpose Chris Brown for Rihanna is 10x worse. Lol. While it easy to blame the poor girl, it defitinely wasnt her fault. If you watched the awards you can tell the teleprompter and the tablet said 2 different names which confused her. Which would you have said the name on the table or the name on the teleprompter. Tiffany Green took to twitter shorty after the incident. BET programming executive Stephen Hill admitted the error was BET’s fault. “That BET Awards Viewer’s Choice mix-up was due to human error,” he tweeted. “And I was the human that made that error. I apologize to ALL affected.”
Da Brat is back!!!! Da Brat is marking her retutn to the music with a free mixtape which contains 11 tracks, including remixes to Miguel’s “Sure Thing,” Kelly’s Rowland’s “Motivation,” and Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,”. Also with 2 new songs “Get It Get It” with Jadakiss and “Dumb Stupid Crazy” with Twista both produced by Jermaine Dupri. Click the HERE to download the mixtape. Life After Death Tracklisting 1. “Intro – Life After Death” 2. “It’s Brat (Tupac Back Remix)” 3. “West Side” 4. “Get It Get It” feat. Jadakiss and Brandon Hines 5. “Racks (Remix)” 6. “Sure Thing (Remix)” 7. “Second Chance” 8. “Fab 5 Freddy” 9. “Dumb Stupid Crazy” feat. Twista 10. “Motivation (Remix)” 11. “Look at Me Now (Remix)”
Today is the 2nd anniversary of Michael Jackson's death and it still seems unreal. Whether you agreed with his personal lifestyle or the decisions he made, you cant deny him the title of "King of Pop". This man was a lyrical genius. Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. ( SOURCE ) In 2007, Jackson said, "Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it, my music, I know I will live forever." Check out my fav MJ videos below.
For Fall 2011 Converse makes a strong push with their classic Jack Purcell silhouette. The low top sneaker, originally designed in 1935 by the badminton legend going by the same name, comes in the following season in a series of beautiful fabrics. Ranging from patchwork patterns to wool plaid and tartan patterns, the low top is a great companion for the fall season. Check out all the other variations of the sneaker after the jump. SOURCE
Aug. 9: Vancouver, B.C. (Orpheum Theatre) Aug. 11: Troutdale, Oreg. (Edgefield) Aug. 12: Seattle, Wash. (Paramount Theatre) Aug. 14: Berkeley, Calif. (The Greek Theatre) Aug. 15: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Greek Theatre) Aug. 17: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Palladium) Aug. 18: San Diego, Calif. (Open Air Theater) Aug. 20: Las Vegas , Nev. (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas) Aug. 21: Salt Lake City, Utah (Gallivan Center) Aug. 24: Saint Paul, Minn. ( Theater at Xcel Energy Center) Oct. 7: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Spa & Resort ) Oct. 8: Durham, N.C. (Durham Performing Arts Center) Oct. 10: Nashville, Tenn. (Ryman Auditorium) Oct. 11: Asheville, N.C. (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium) Oct. 13: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Live) Oct. 14: Miami, Fla. (Waterfront Theater at American Airlines Arena) Oct. 16: Atlanta, Ga. (Fox Theatre) Oct. 18: Spring, Tex. (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion) Oct. 19: Austin, Tex. (Frank Erwin Center) Oct. 21: Grand Prairie, Tex. (Verizon Theatre at
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that Barry White, Boyz II Men, Jennifer Lopez and Vin Diesel will soon join a long list of celebrities honored with their own star on the famed and Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. John Pavlik , the chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee, spoke about the selections saying, "The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year, as well as to generate a once-in-a-lifetime Hollywood experience for many of the visitors who stop by when their favorite personalities are having their stars placed in the world-famous sidewalk of the stars.” SOURCE
Oprah's representatives moved quickly to quash rumors that the talk show queen is conducting an interview with O.J. Simpson in which he confesses to murder. The rumor raced around the Internet after the Daily Mail picked up a National Enquirer report that Simpson will admit to killing his late wife Nicole in a jailhouse interview. But representatives for Harpo, Oprah's company, flatly told the Hollywood Reporter, "that's not true." However, it's no secret that Oprah has been pining to do exactly this kind of interview. During an appearance at a cable convention earlier this month, she said that her dream is to have Simpson confess to her. "And I am going to make that happen people," she said. "I don't just want the interview. I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson." SOURCE
O.J Simpson has confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he murdered his former wife, it has been reported. The talk show host made headlines recently saying that one of her regrets was never having got the shamed former sportsman to confess to the killing. And it appears her wish may well have come true with reports Simpson has already told one of her producers in an interview from jail that he knifed ex-wife Nicole in self-defence - a confession he will now repeat to the talk show queen during a spectacular televised sit down interview. The chat, which would be held in prison, would be a hug coup for Oprah, whose network, OWN, has suffered a massive hit in ratings recently. 'He told the producer: "Tell Oprah that yes, I did it. I killed Nicole, but it was in self-defence. She pulled a knife on me and I had to defend myself".' SOURCE
Southwest Airlines is offering $40 flights! The hot deal is part of their 40th anniversary celebration. Customers will have a chance to buy one-way fares starting at $40 on flights up to 450 miles. You’ll pay $80 for flights that are 451 to 1,250 miles and $120 for flights 1,251 miles or more. Southwest Airlines is offering $40 flights! The hot deal is part of their 40th anniversary celebration. Customers will have a chance to buy one-way fares starting at $40 on flights up to 450 miles. You’ll pay $80 for flights that are 451 to 1,250 miles and $120 for flights 1,251 miles or more. The sale ends TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT
Samsung , they’ll be selling their solar-powered NC215S netbook in the U.S. for $399 starting the week of July 3rd. The netbook features the solar cells in the lid. The The US model will have a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of memory, and a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 dual core processor. The solar charged battery is said to provide one hour of computing for every two hours of charging, with up to 14 hours of life from a fully charged battery. SOURCE
The ‘affordable’ range was designed by Donatella Versace and promises to draw inspiration from the ‘vibrant heritage’ of the Versace brand, an H&M spokeswoman tells BMS. She said the ‘exclusive’ collection, which will include pieces for women and men and homeware – will be full of ‘print, colour and exuberance’. The autumn collection will be sold in 300 H&M stores worldwide and online from November 17th. SOURCE
Converse presents two special Chuck Taylor All Star ‘Denim Distressed’ sneakers. The sneaker comes both in a low top and a high top version, with the distressed denim upper matching a vintage infused outer sole. These Made in Italy special edition sneakers are now available at select retailers. SOURCE
Nokia today announced the Nokia N9 smartphone, an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a swipe, resulting in the first “all-screen” phone. The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities. There’s also a ton of other great features. To learn more about the N9 visit: swipe.nokia.com More pictures after the jump SOURCE