Friday, June 10, 2011

Lil Wayne & Birdman Ball While Lawsuits Roll In

4th Producer Sues For Non Payment On Tha Carter III

As we draw closer to the August release date of Lil Wayne's new album 'Tha Carter IV' lawsuits keep pouring in from producers wanting to get paid for their work on it's predecessor, 'Tha Carter III.'

Just within the last week, Wayne has been sued twice. First by producer David Kirkwood, who claims he's owed $1.5 million, then the production team of Play-N-Skillz sued him for $1.5 million for producing the hit song "Got Money."

"A Milli" producer Bangladesh sued Weezy for $500,000 last May, and in March of this year Darius ‘Deezle' Harrison sued the rapper for $20 million for his production work on the album.

Add Jim Jonson's accusation that he was never paid for his work on "Lollipop" and you have five producers who are still looking to get paid three years later.

As we draw closer to the August release date of Lil Wayne's new album 'Tha Carter IV' lawsuits keep pouring in from producers wanting to get paid for their work on it's predecessor, 'Tha Carter III.'

Just within the last week, Wayne has been sued twice. First by producer David Kirkwood, who claims he's owed $1.5 million, then the production team of Play-N-Skillz sued him for $1.5 million for producing the hit song "Got Money."

"A Milli" producer Bangladesh sued Weezy for $500,000 last May, and in March of this year Darius ‘Deezle' Harrison sued the rapper for $20 million for his production work on the album.

Add Jim Jonson's accusation that he was never paid for his work on "Lollipop" and you have five producers who are still looking to get paid three years later.

The King Is Back, T.I. Writes New Blog & Thanks Fans in new Letter


Read what T.I. had to say in the message below from his website. With his impending release just a few months away the Kaang updated his audience on his well being. Free TIP!

What up world? Been a minute. I’d like to thank you all for the thousands of letters, cards, books, pictures and words of encouragement. I’m truly grateful. I’m sure you already know I’m nearing the end of this chapter of my life, and looking forward to taking all of the things I’ve learned with me while leaving all the rest of the “BS” behind. I’ve been tuned in somewhat to what’s been happening out there. I can’t even begin to tell y’all how much being on the outside looking in, having to witness all that’s going on (and not going on) in the game affects me. Not being able to do what I love especially. It’s like a whole other sentence within itself. But I really do appreciate all the love, respect, shout outs and salutations during this very difficult period in my life. Everybody from da homies Weezy, Killa Mike, R. Rozay my lil bruh B.o.B, Terrence J (106 & Park) and my “durty” Nelly. Regardless of whether the gestures were the greatest or the smallest, they still meant the world to me. REAL TALK. The separation from my art has definitely sparked an inferno of inspiration that will soon be felt by all. As a matter of fact, to show my appreciation to those that have been in support of me and granted the requests of TEAM T.I. I’ll be releasing a record in the near future (couple of weeks tops) to hold y’all over til I get back in action. During this time of seclusion I have developed a mind full of thoughts, ideas, plans and strategies of change to incorporate into my professional endeavors, as well as my personal lifestyle. But none of them is as strong as my determination to conquer my own imperfections and my will to WIN NO MATTER WHAT!!!

I love, respect and appreciate all those who have stood beside me and I have accepted those you didn’t. But one things for sure and two for certain. As long as the Most High blesses me with the ability to live and breathe….My campaign will continue!!! Stronger, smarter, bigger and better than ever. For those that doubt that…See me when they free me.

Love King

Article posted by @MissNVNC courtesy of @Thisis50

Are you HAPPY with your relationship? Hear it straight from the Horse's Mouth!!

How Happy Couples Stay That Way
Here is my personal list of
the traits I admire most in couples.

I've arranged them from "most necessary" on down.
[Thanks to my two major "teachers" on this topic:
Janet, my wife, and the couples I've met through therapy.]

The most important trait of a happy couple is that
they spend enough time and energy on each other.
"Enough" is a personal matter to be decided between them.
Each couple must work out how much is enough, and how much is too much, on their own.
Some couples have terrible relationships
even though they are good at all of the other things mentioned in this article.
To outsiders it appears that their only problem is screwed up priorities.
They spend their time and energy on money, career, and extended families
instead of on their relationship!
Even though these couples treat each other rather well when they are together,
both partners have major levels of fear about commitment and intimacy.
Therapy is usually a very good idea for them.

The second most important trait is
the regular availability of safe physical touch.
Non-sexual touching is a bit more important than sexual touching,
but safe touch (non-intrusive, wanted, freely-given, and well absorbed),
is why we get together as couples in the first place.

Sad to say, but this third trait is not a very common one in this culture.
Cooperative couples believe that conflicts are resolved
when BOTH people get what they want.
Competitive couples believe that conflicts are resolved
when one person wins and the other person loses.
Most couples try to compromise instead of being
either completely cooperative or totally competitive.
They each try to "lose as little as possible"
and "win as much as possible"
(which is still competitive, not cooperative).
Compromise is needed sometimes,
but very, very seldom.
In most conflicts it is possible
to find a way for both people to get what they truly want
instead of just settling for some part of it.
Compromising and competitive couples
don't even think about how they can both get what they want.

Every relationship has some serious problems to face,
and each person brings their own "psychological baggage" with them.
How couples handle these issues often separates those who succeed from those who fail.
Two important characteristics operate here:
Successful couples know:
Who OWNS the problem
Who is RESPONSIBLE for fixing it.
It is vital that each person own their own problems,
and that neither person takes responsibility for fixing the other.
(See "What Helps?" - Another article in this series.)

Couples often have disagreements about concrete matters
- things like how clean to keep the house, how much money to have in the bank, etc.
Successful couples understand that on each of these issues
the person with the higher standards is responsible
for any additional work that is required to meet their higher standard.

EXAMPLE #1:The Standard: He wants the house to "sparkle." She is happy when it's just "not dirty."

A Fair Resolution: They split the work required to make their place "not dirty," but it's his responsibility to go beyond that to make it "sparkle."

EXAMPLE #2:The Standard: She wants to be "rich." He wants only "to get by" financially.

A Fair Resolution:
They split the work required to make them "get by," but it's her job to go beyond that to make them "rich."
DISCUSSION:This way of resolving conflicts acknowledges that standards about such things are voluntary, and that each person's standards are their own responsibility. It also acknowledges that neither person has a responsibility to make the other person happy!
The person with the lower standards may choose to share the extra work, but this is a choice to be appreciated and not a requirement to be demanded or expected.
If this still feels unfair to you, remember: Each person chose their partner in the first place! If my wife is "too dirty" or "not rich enough" for me - and if she didn't con me when we met - it is my responsibility that I'm with her, because I made that choice!

Tigger & Friends Got Swag!! CAT DADDY at DISNEYLAND!!

posted by @MissNVNC courtesy of @WORLDSTARHIPHOP

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Michael Jackson's Infamous 'Thriller' Jacket Is Up For Auction

Stills from Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video.
Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions/Getty Images
 Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills is kicking off a Music Icons auction on June 25, which features items from legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash. (You may have heard of one of those dudes before.) But the star of the show is quite clearly the undeniable holy grail of performance fashion memorabilia: Michael Jackson's infamous red angular jacket from the 'Thriller' music video. Bidding on the MJ-signed jacket starts at a cool $100,000 and is estimated to rake in double, maybe even quadruple, that. (There are very few things we could justify someone spending that type of money on fashion-wise. This MIGHT be one of them. What an icon!) Don't have that kind of dough handy? That'sOK—we found some more pretty bananas items you could score for a little less moolah: a cow-hide Liberace jacket for lounging around the house, checkered pants worn on stage by Gene Simmons, a bustier signed by Madonna, and this totally ridic-amazing double-breasted lame suit Snoop Dogg wore in the video for "Sensual Seduction". Too bad Snoop is too tall for our size... we'd take two. More pictures of MJ's jacket after the jump!

The jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his 'Thriller' music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions
Michael Jackson's signature on the jacket.
Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions

It is so hard to believe that it is coming up on the 2 year anniversary of the death of the KING OF POP. As always unfortunately the life of this icon was ALWAYS about making a dollar (not for Michael as much as much as the world around him). I can't even lie and say that I wouldnt rock this s*** out of this jacket in a photo shoot and then frame it and put it in the studio....lol

I have been a HUGE fan since I was 3 (telling my age a bit lol) and I was so devastated when I heard the news of his death. I was in the gym DYING in a boot camp aerobics class after work one day and all of a sudden you could have heard a pin drop outside our room. With more than 20 TV's throughout the main cardio room....the entire building heard the news all at once. It was a buzz of people asking one another if they just heard that Michael Jackson was dead. I couldn't believe it and hoped that it was a publicity stunt or some crazed fan/enemy on another rampage of destruction. I was crushed to get home later that evening to find that the news was in fact true. We lost a musical genius 2 years ago but what he did for music will last forever. RIP MICHEAL WE LOVE YOU!!

**So when you are by yourself hit a moonwalk up a hallway sometime this month...bonus points if you post it on youtube!

Make it a great day!

Peace & Luv

Am I Wearing A Dress?: Learn From These Repeat Offenders

I had to share this! Take the quiz....you might find out that you have NOT been wearing dresses lately. Share your answers and comment below. This article is courtesy of Gaby Wilson via mtv.com I like her style!

Enjoy! ~Miss NV

'Am I Wearing A Dress?' Infographic.
Photo: Courtesy of Buzzfeed/Creator lilys2 mtv.com

You know how sometimes you'll see some poor girl (or even yourself) walking around in a vestment that is just baffling? Maybe it was so short you swear you caught a glimpse of the girl's SOUL as she sat down/stood up? Usually one of two situations is playing out: Either this thing was supposed to be worn as a tunic (a fact she's choosing to blithely ignore), OR what began as a dress is made up of unnatural fibers and discarded dreams, and it shrank after the first wash. Either way, it's an unfortunate problem plaguing lady-citizens across the country, yielding wardrobe malfunctions and pedestrian blindness. Thankfully, someone created a handy dandy GENIUS 'Am I Wearing A Dress?' infographic (a spin-off of the Buzzfeed infographic for 'Am I Wearing Pants?') to squash the problem from this moment on. Print it out, tape it to your mirror, look at it every day, but ALSO let these classic repeat offenders be examples to you all...

Strawberry Shortcake Doll from the Marie Osmond Collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Irresistible Dolls

Yeah yeah, the girl smells of freshly ripened summer fruit and warm baked goods 24/7. And sure, she's always flashing the kindest smile beneath that cute button-nose. And her poofy pink bonnet and embroidered apron are totally charming and endearing. But have you SEEN how short Strawberry Shortcake's *massive air quotation marks* dress is?!!? I get it. She's a really nice girl. And I'm sure she's a great friend to all she meets, but none of that really matters anymore when you realize this chick is practically flashing her drawers to the world and all of human history. AND OUR CHILDREN. Who cares if they're gigantic voluminous bloomers and she has another layer of striped tights beneath them, SHE'S EXPOSING HER UNDERGARMENTS (and not in a fash-forward underwear-as-outerwear kind of way). Therefore, this is NOT a dress. Annnnd I'm blind. Aaannnd my childhood is ruined.

Daisy Duck poses for a picture.
Photo: Courtesy of Flickr user meeko_

 Can we even count how many rules Daisy Duck is breaking right now? There's SO much going wrong here with Daisy's pink ruffled, Peter Pan collared, puff-sleeved garment that "fail" is just not harsh enough to truly capture how miserably this misses the mark. This is the Hindenburg of dresses as far as lengths go. The worst part about this, though, is that Daisy is just so clearly not even TRYING to cover up her ladyduckparts. Come on, girl, you HAD to know that this was supposed to be worn with pants or shorts or another skirt or even leggings, for crying out loud! And don't even get me started on how egregiously she's just NOT thinking about Donald and his feelings with this move. I can't. She's just striking a pose. Batting her eyelashes. Inviting the universe in with her little duck tail flapping naked in the wind. Also, Crocs? ... I wash my hands of you.

Sailor Moon figurines.
Photo: Courtesy of iOffer

Let's face it. The entire cast of girls from Sailor Moon is doing it wrong. These skirts don't just fail the fingertip test. They outright defy it (and gravity), flaring up in such a way that is most definitely exposing things that have no business seeing the light of day outside of a beach. Or a pool. Or a nudist colony. Ladies beware: Moving the fabric around in the form of giant satin bows, elbow-length gloves, and knee-high boots doesn't compensate for the lack of coverage on your netherparts. And I'm aware that you could argue that grown-up Sailor Chibi Moon (the one front and center with the pink pigtails) is just wearing a dress with a really high slit, but that thing is about as modest as a hospital gown, so I'm pulling rank and decreeing it not a dress just because it weirds me out. On a separate note, I'm highly skeptical of anyone whose hair extends past their hemline. Especially in an up do. Not OK. Check yourselves.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ice Cream Man Goes Postal

Good Humor must have gotten to be too much for BJ.....

Posted by @MissNVNC courtesy of @WorldStarHipHop

Monday, June 6, 2011

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

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