Archive for August, 2008
Cop pulls out gun on Diddy • 08.25.08
A Los Angeles cop allegedly pulled out a gun on Diddy during a routine traffic stop over the weekend.
Hmm, maybe he really really wanted to work for Diddy.
Apparently when Diddy was stopped, his entourage got out of the car and the cop pulled out the gun “fearing for his safety.”
Whose afraid of Diddy? I mean what’s he gonna do, awkardly dance until his opponent runs away after not being able to watch the torment?
(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
DMX working on another reality show • 08.24.08
Thank you Lord, for answering my prayers!
As the rapper with a home in Bedford sits in a Miami jail, DMX’s crew is working on a reality TV show called “DMX: This Life of Mine,” chronicling his half a dozen or so arrests in the past year.
Here’s what the X had to say:
â€œIn many ways, my life has been an open book. [But] I havenâ€™t always been the one writing the story. With this show; however, people will get to see and hear with their own eyes and ears what really goes on in my life and I think theyâ€™ll come to understand me a little bit better with each episode.â€
If your show promises random barking and freestyle rapping sessions outside of courtrooms, consider me tuning in. Right now, no network has picked up the show. And as you know, DMX’s last reality show, “Soul of a Man,” was canned by BET in 2006.
(AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
I can’t say I’m surprised Donald Trump was yet again speaking too soon and with too much self-assurance, but still.
Despite previous reports to the contrary (sorry!), Ed McMahon agreed to sell his house to a private buyer but reportedly not to the Westchester real estate maven, who said he was in talks to buy the home and lease it to the former talk-show sidekick. McMahon, whose family once lived in Bronxville, had defaulted on $4.8 million in loans.
McMahon is slated to move out after the sale. Maybe he should call Mark Cronin to see if the next season of “The Surreal Life” will allow him to bunk with Carrot Top.
(AP Photo of McMahon/Matt Sayles; AP Photo of Trump/Jason DeCrow.)
Roseanne, you just got Voight’d! • 08.22.08
As you know, “comedian” Roseanne Barr slammed Angelina Jolie by calling her an “evil spawn” this week.
Well Jolie’s dad Jon Voight, the Yonkers native turned Midnight Cowboy, unloaded his guns at Barr in a written statement:
“Her defaming of our National Anthem in 1990 gave us insight into who she is and what she is capable of saying and doing,” Voight said.
OH SNAP! RoBarr just got Voight’d!
You guys remember the national anthem incident right? The one where she butchered the song and then grabbed her crotch at the end of it.
Rapper Bow Wow made a surprise visit to a Yonkers basketball game late Tuesday night causing mass turnout within a matter of minutes.
Apparently as soon as he left, the crowd got rowdy and a 20-year-old suffered a 6-inch slash to his left cheek.
Yikes! I can just imagine how this went down.
Person 1: “Oh heyyel naw, did you just say Roll Bounce was a bad movie?”
Person 2: “Yeah, whatchu gonna do about it?”
Person 2: “I see. Point well taken, my friend.”
Person 1: “Okie dokes, take care!”
(AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
From bands that have been popular in my lifetime, there may be about three rock saxophonists I can name off the top of my head. Clarence Clemmons (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band), Kirk Pengilly (the hugely underrated INXS) and LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band). In part, their names stick out not only because they’ve been a part of high-profile acts, but also because of their natural talent and distinct sound as individuals.
So as someone who loved playing alto sax through high school and likes his share of Dave Matthews Band material, I was sad to read that Moore, 46, died yesterday afternoon of complications relating to an all-terrain vehicle accident he had June 30. He was to begin physical therapy in Los Angeles, where the band played last night.
Matthews, who spent much of his childhood in Yorktown, talked about his friend’s death to the crowd after his band’s opening number last night:
(Our) good friend LeRoi Moore … gave up his ghost to heaven and we will miss him always.
If I had to pick one sax solo to remember Moore by, it’d be “Ants Marching,” because it’s upbeat, lively and fun. Just like the man himself.
(AP Photo/Michael Kim)
States Fight Over Who Prosecutes DMX First • 08.20.08
This is classic. Since DMX is sitting in a Miami jail, he missed another court date in Arizona on Tuesday related to his animal cruelty case from way back.
Now, Arizona officials are trying to extradite DMX to their state, but Florida doesn’t want to let him go until his Miami court date in October.
(cue the song “The Boy is Mine” by Brandy and Monica)
Oh man, how cool would it be if DMX “pulled a Samuel Israel” by faking his death and getting away on an electric scooter.
In order for you to get the maximum humor out of that joke, close your eyes and imagine DMX on an electric scooter.
(AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Roseanne Disses Brangelina and Jon Voight • 08.19.08
Comic Roseanne Barr unleashed a storm on her blog against Yonkers born Jon Voight and his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie.
As you recall, Jon Voight wrote a harsh critique of Barack Obama, saying the country would move in a socialist direction if he got elected. Well, Roseanne fired back on her blog:
“Jon Voight is a frightened little girl in a pink ballet tutu, who acts like Obama just wandered in from the rain forest with a bone thru his nose and a communist pamphlet in his loincloth,” she said.
Ok, that was pretty funny.
But then, Roseanne goes after Angelina Jolie, a former Sneden’s Landing resident.
“Your evil spawn Angelina Jolie and her vacuous hubby Brad Pitt make about $40 million a year in violent, psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children, trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more,” she said.
Oh heyyyel naw. Don’t make me do my ghetto girl finger snapping at you Roseanne. Or cuss you out in Hindi/Farsi/Arabic.
(Roseanne Barr: AP Photo)
(Jon Voight: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
(Angelina Jolie: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
“Today” hosts Al Roker, formerly of Yorktown, and Matt Lauer, formerly of Chappaqua, Ardsley and Hartsdale, did the Lower Hudson Valley and America proud this morning with the following triumphant athletic exhibition:
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This begs the question: If the Yonkers-raised, Bedford-dwelling Ruff Ryder and the Central Nyack icon met behind bars, would the encounter more likely spawn a triple-platinum collaboration or rap’s best beef since 50 Cent and Ja Rule? Post your predictions below. Hypothetical (and clean) song titles are also welcome.
And while you’re at it, vote in the new poll in the right margin: Who’s the best rapper with ties to the Lower Hudson Valley? We’re starting you off with Diddy (Mount Vernon), DMX, Heavy D (Mount Vernon), Jadakiss (Yonkers), Jay-Z (Scarsdale), Lucky Me and Styles P (Yonkers). Feel free to add your own suggestions as long as they actually exist and at some point lived in the LoHud (Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties).
(Photo of DMX: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano; Photo of Lucky Me: The Journal News/Vincent DiSalvio.)
The rumor is now true. New Rochelle’s Laurence Fishburne will be joining the cast of the original “CSI” in the upcoming season’s ninth episode.
Despite Aman Ali’s reservations about “having Morpheus on the show,” I think my fellow Suburbarazzo is focusing on the wrong Fishburne character. What the CBS melodrama could use is a little more levity, a little more of a stereotypical Western edge, a little more guitar playing without concern for making the chords look legit.
Yes, I’m talking about channeling his Cowboy Curtis character from “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”
What better way to convey a “doctor/scientist outsider to the CSI unit who has the same genetic profile as a serial killer but hasn’t previously acted on any homicidal impulses”? Especially when everyone around Cowboy Curtis has always been prepared to “scream real loud”?
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Central Nyack rapper Lucky Me faces prison time for possessing cocaine, according to Journal News colleague Steve Lieberman.
Born Stephon Redmond, Lucky Me pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. At an Oct. 8 sentencing, he faces one to three years in jail.
The 26-year-old chatted exclusively with Suburbarazzi over instant messenger earlier this year. In it, he gave a shout-out to his No. 1 fan from Nyack, “Brooke Cookie.” No word on whether or not Ms. Cookie is a part of his legal team.