If you thought the key to easy street lay with recording a record for G-Unit or maybe inventing a new flavor of Vitamin Water, think again. 50 Cent, budding mogul and onetime golem of Dr. Dre and Eminem, has said enough is enough. Speaking to White Rapper‘s Sacha Jenkins, 50 explained how his artists and their entourages have lightened his wallet by about $8.5 million, give or take. He also said that if his people were looking for a little walking-around money, he was the go-to guy: "Whether I got to give them $500,000 or $300,000 … Just ’cause they want $300,000 more to make what they [are] doing at the time comfortable. Like, ‘yo, I want to get this new place over here.’" Clearly 50′s ideas about friendship differ from most people’s: His ideas about friendship overlap with his ideas about branding and sponsorship. Consider this problem: "I looked around the room, and I was the only person with G-Unit sneakers on. But they were being paid," he adds. "It had become the norm for the check to come, but they were no longer wearing the clothes." Yikes. Those must be some ugly sneakers to risk losing a $500,000 pay day, you know, whenever you feel like it.
Lindsay Lohan is popping up all over the small screen today, making appearances in various paprazzi videos. Here’s the breakdown of her mostly bikini clad birthday week – as caught on tape.
- Check her out being uncharacteristically shy and candid, hiding her face as she shows off a birthday necklace, reveals when she’ll be out at clubs again and describes her sobriety as feeling "good" and "very healthy."
- At a fourth of July bash she fools around with little sister Ali on the balcony of the beach house…
- Before running off to track down her youngest brother Dakota, who was surfing unsupervised.
Playing the protective big sister sure does suit Lindsay! Let’s hope her new found habits brush off on the littler Lohans. Seeing as their older sibling revealed that she just had her "first sober birthday ever," it sounds like this clan starts partying at birth.
It’s time to get Buckwild…-ish. After the jump, a slightly reformed Becky talks about New York, MySpace beef with Larissa, learning everything she ever needed to know from Saaphyri, being branded the "blackest white girl" and how her road to self-love was not very bumpy at all, actually.
Britney’s legal letter demanding her mom stay far way from her two tots wasn’t the meanest note she handed to Lynne Spears last week. Apparently the pop princess also included a poem entitled "Dear Mama" in her paper pile, detailing what she feels is unforgivable mother-daughter treatment. A source reveals that Brit disowns her mom in the piece, writing that "she couldn’t imagine a mother doing what she did to her child.”
And just what did Lynne do? Well supposedly Britney hired a private investigator to dig up the dirt and obtained recordings of her phone calls with K-Fed. One has her plotting a visit with Sean and Jayden at his place behind the pop princess’ back, in which Lynne even says, "I have to be careful that Britney doesn’t find out!" Nice try Mama. You should know better than to mess with Britney Jean!
Below the jump, our imagined version of Brit’s poetic masterpiece.
The Transformers star looks a lot more sexy when she’s walking a red carpet or partying somewhere.
Remember when she was hanging out with La Lohan in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen?
She’s a little older and a little wilder these days. Say goodbye to the girl and hello to the woman as you meet our Hottie of the Week.
Diddy‘s living up to his bad boy moniker. After 10 years and three kids (most recently twins, born in December), Diddy and his model-actress girlfriend Kim Porter are calling it quits. The couple have been on-and-off throughout the course of their relationship. This time, though, Porter has purchased a home in Beverly Hills for her and her children, and isn’t coming back to Diddy’s New York digs.
Other occupants of the Heartbreak Hotel? Kate Moss and Pete Doherty. Seems that the couple (who were practically genetically engineered for one another) are on the outs, with Pete taking up with other models, Kate changing the locks and a moving van transporting Pete’s earthly goods to a quaint little trailer in West London.
Jessica: Flirting with Dane Cook?
Simpson was spotted getting her canoodle on with the comedy hunk (and former co-star) at a recent Prince show. [Mollygood]
Beyonce’s Barefoot Shopping Spree
The big-voiced diva got a bad rap amongst snobby shoppers at Bergdorf Goodman this past Sunday while shopping for shorts. Apparently Beyonce browsed barefoot, even though she wasn’t anywhere near the shoe department. [NY Post]
Brit Sends Love Letter to Paps
The always kooky Britney penned a sweet letter to the paparazzi, apologizing for that unfortunate umbrella beat down earlier this year. She sarcastically claimed to be preparing for a role – in the sequel to The Shining, perhaps? [X17]
Below are a few extra scenes that you didn’t see in the Charm School season finale. In the first, Shay, Becky and Leilene all talk about not winning the competition. That they don’t curse, spit or throw tantrums could only mean one thing: these ladies have come a long way in the charm department. In the second, Saaphyri gives her thoughts on her victory. Toward the end, she expresses her need to wrap up the interview so she can go celebrate — what kind of wine goes well with cherry-flavored Lip Chap?
- On the leaked pics of Nick Lachey frolicking nude with gf Vanessa Minillo, Nick says, "Where’s the scandal? …It’s not like I was caught with a Mexican hooker." He’s right. That would have made a much better story. [Dlisted]
- Megan Fox rocks a see-through shirt. This girl is gloriously trashy. What rock in New Jersey did she crawl out from under to get to Hollywood, anyway? [Hollywood Tuna]
- John Travolta says Scientology isn’t homophobic. What planet is he on? Oh right: Teegeeack. [A Socialite's Life]
- Scarlett Johansson sports a newly revealed septum piercing. She is now the girl with the pearl nosering. [CityRag]
- And speaking of piercing, Fantasia reportedly has had the jewelry in her clitoris changed. I’m telling you this because you deserve to know about the state of Fantastia’s clitoris. [Crunk + Disorderly]
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Both TMZ and In Touch Weekly are reporting that Nicole Richie is indeed knocked up, preggers, with child – whatever you want to call it. She still looks like she’s eating for none, but hopefully that’ll change soon, as she’s rumored to be three months along. She’s also apparently going to marry her rocker boyfriend/possible baby daddy Joel Madden sometime this summer. Richie may want to hurry it up, cuz that July 11 court date’s not getting any farther away. Maybe they can kill two birds with one stone and tie the knot at the courthouse before her hearing.
If Nicole really is pregs, she’ll probably officially announce it on July 4th, when all us gossip fiends are off barbecuing and setting off fireworks. Remember Jessica and Nick’s Thanksgiving divorce announcement a couple of years ago? Celebs have a way of using the holidays to their advantage. [TMZ/In Touch Weekly]