Thursday, July 12, 2007

R&N - 07/12/07

Diddy - Split With Kim Porter


According to People Magazine, Diddy and Kim Porter have officially announced their split.

"It’s over between Sean “Diddy” Combs and his girlfriend of 10 years, Kim Porter, a rep for Combs confirms to PEOPLE. A source close to Porter says she has moved out of the apartment she shared with Combs, and into a new home in Los Angeles with her children."

These are some quotes from a previous Essence magazine interview:

Diddy:

I know she deserves to get married, but I’m just not ready,” he said. “It’s not a reflection on how much I love Kim. It’s that I’m just learning how to be a good boyfriend. When I’m finished with this step, I’ll move on to the next.”

Kim Porter:

“He could be a little more attentive to his family, but I understand who he is and what that requires of him. He’s in a business where he wants to be the best, and he wants to make sure his family has the best.”

My View: Not a good look... If you have been on and off with her for 10 years, a child by her, and new twin baby girls with her as well and you say something like that... Not a good luck... but that's just me.


Matthew Knowles - Hip-Hop Toys


You know, the more I hear about Beyonce's father, the more I see him as a real hustler. From managing his daughter's multiplatinum group (10 million albums sold worldwide), to having his own label, putting out his own version of Kidz Bop, he gives Jay-Z a run for his money.

Mathew Knowles has partnered with Planet Toys to launch Baby Jamz, the first-ever hip-hop/rhythm-inspired pre-school toy line. It is said that Solange’s son, Juelz helped inspire the toy line.

“Many children love music and dancing to hip-hop, so we have creatively combined great toys with the hip-hop versions of popular nursery rhymes. My grandson, Juelz, was the inspiration for this idea and I am especially excited that most of the nursery rhymes are sung by my daughter, Solange.”


Hot Ghetto Mess - Messin' Up Advertising Money

At least two companies have pulled advertisements from BET's new show, ``Hot Ghetto Mess.'' Critics say the show puts black stereotypes on display, but the network claims it "a blend of tough love and social commentary.''

State Farm Insurance and Home Depot asked BET to drop their ads from the series. However, other advertisers remain in place and there are no plans to change the series at this point, BET said Tuesday.

Background Info:
"HGM combines viewer-submitted home videos and BET-produced man-on-the-street interviews that the channel said in a release are intended to challenge and inspire viewers to improve themselves and their communities.''

The six-episode series is hosted by comedian Charlie Murphy. It's based on a Web site that features photos of men and women, mostly black, with extreme hairstyles and clothing typically linked to hip-hop fashion.

Hotghettomess.com was created by Jam Donaldson, a black lawyer who's also an executive producer on the BET show, the Hollywood Reporter said.

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1 comment:

Victor said...

Diddy/Puffy/Mr/Combs need to go ahead and settle down. Got 3 kids and a reliable chick. You mad old nigga, its time to stop pimpin.