Gunfire at Diddy’s Party on Saturday

Zoinks! Looks like a party got rowdy over the weekend at a nightclub party hosted by Jermaine Dupri and Diddy.

According to People magazine, shots were fired during SoSo Def Summerjam, an event in Atlanta attended by over 3,000 people including Usher, Nelly, Gabrielle Union and Larenz Tate. One security guard was reportedly wounded.


Police said a few guests were upset they had to pay extra money to get into the party’s VIP section and one of them pulled out a gun and began firing.

What possesses people to bring guns to a party where everyone else is simply trying to have a good time? I wonder what goes on in their head as they get ready to leave the house:

“Cologne? Check. Deodorant? Check. Beretta M9 pistol with hollow point bullets? Check. Ladies, here I come!”

Or they call up a friend like:

“Hey man, do you mind if I borrow your Smith and Wesson XVR revolver? It’ll look really cute with this top I’m wearing to the club tonight. Dude, I know I still have to return your AR-15 semi-automatic rifle from the other night, but I promise to give them both back on Monday.”

(I play a lot of Call of Duty on Xbox 360, so don’t judge me. )

Is Diddy Engaged?

Not according to his rep, who told that the rumor is a “complete fabrication.”


Speculation picked up over the weekend about whether or not the Mount Vernon native was planning on tying the knot with singer Cassie, a New London native signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy record label.

Cassie told reporters earlier this month the two are not together but “definitely friends.”

Just friends? That’s about as credible as me denying my healthy heterosexual man-crush on Jack Bauer.

Diddy has tried to steer attention away from the rumors by talking about his VH1 reality show debuting next month about contestants competing to be his next personal assistant. But if only we cared. Poor Diddy, he’s about as relevant today as Dwayne Wayne’s sunglasses.

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Westchester’s most stupid-awesome celebrity cars

Having just finished a feature for the July/August issue of InTown titled “Extreme Car Makeover,” I’ve still got the whole “pimp my ride” thing on the brain. Which is why I had to link to this story from the Customized Girl blog, breaking down the 25 most “stupid-awesome” cars driven by megacelebrities.

While none of our Westchesterites actually took top honors — that went to Jay Leno and his Blastolene Special 21-foot-long aluminum roadster with M47 Patton Tank engines — we still had an admirable showing, with Dobbs Ferry’s Funkmaster Flex, New Rochelle native P. Diddy, and Bedford’s Donald Trump all making the list (at Nos. 12, 6, and 5, respectively).


Personally, I can’t say I really like any of their cars though. From Trump’s Cadillac DTS Presidential Limo to Diddy’s Sean John Navigator to the Funkmaster Flex edition Ford, none of them is especially unique or customized. In fact, the Navigator and Ford Expedition are standard production vehicles.

What I do know is that if Diddy’s $350,000 Chevy Express 3500 (aka “the Diddy-mobile”) had made the list, it would have run right over the competition.


Diddy had it outfitted by AI Design in Tuckahoe (also one of the businesses I wrote about in that forthcoming car feature), who souped-up the car’s drive train, expanded the cab, added brakes, and chic rims. On the inside, it has six plasma TVs, a Marvel wine celler, and hardwood floors. Just try and top that, Funkmaster!

“25 Stupid-Awesome Celebrity Vehicles” [Customized Girl Blog]

(Image of Diddy-Mobile from New York Post, Nov. 7, 2005)

So who’s Jesse McCartney been ‘Leavin” with lately?

It’s good to be Jesse McCartney right now.

jmc.jpgEven if the Ardsley native gave away a No. 1 hit to Leona Lewis, his catchy “Leavin'” is soaring up the charts. Plus, lately he’s been seen gallavanting and posing for photos with Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day.

In addition to posting the photos in the previous link, JustJared claims the couple were “spotted in each other’s arms … at club Butter in New York City” on May 19.

Even if they’re not dating, they appear at the very least they appear to be chummy friends. No word yet if she’s been racking up the frequent flier miles on his “G5, G5,” either.

For those keeping score, O’Day is 24 years old and McCartney’s 21. McCartney might just seem younger because of his earlier start in the industry, his baby face and his recent work in “Alvin & The Chipmunks.” But now he’s legally allowed to drink you under the table, so be warned.

Of course, O’Day’s group is the brainchild of Sean “Diddy” Combs, who spent his later childhood in Mount Vernon.

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Podcast: May 21

On the big show this week: Joe Girardi visits Fox Lane High School, Emeril jumps ship from the Food Network, and Diddy’s Foxwoods bash.

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Quiz: Leona Lewis, one of the hitmakers to be helmed by Pound Ridge resident Clive Davis, scored an international No. 1 with her hit “Bleeding Love.” Which singer with ties to the Lower Hudson Valley cowrote the song?

A. Mariah Carey, formerly of Bedford
B. Kimberley Locke, North Salem resident
C. Jesse McCartney, Ardsley native

The answer, as always, is at the end of the video or after the break. It’s also revealed in, uh, the next post down.

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