Ashanti Might Marry Her ‘Good Friend’ Nelly


Everyone knows that Ashanti and Nelly are a couple – and every knows that every one knows, except the lovey-dovey pair. So when Ashanti spoke about her man this weekend, she of course kept it vague and unclear, even though we all know what’s going on. “Me and Nelly, we’re good friends. We kick it – hang out a lot,” the singer coyly revealed. “The industry is very hard, so it’s good to have fun and lighten it up.”

But wait! Ashanti kept going, and she dropped a tiny info bomb when asked he she and her man might be marrying soon. “”Oh no. Noooo! No engagement. But definitely in the future. Ha! Ha!”

Is she teasing us or telling the truth? Either way, we hope there’s a ring involved. [People]

Chris & Rihanna Make Sexy Juice Together


Chrianna, the golden couple of hip-hop that has yet to reveal their love to the public, were spotted snacking on Jamba Juice together on Friday. How romantic and normal! With everything fast food joint they visit, we love Chris and Rihanna more. And you know what they say – the couple that juices together, stays together! If only they’d just admit that they’re a couple.

West Drops Diva Performance, Crowd Chants “Kanye Sucks!”


It’s not like Kanye‘s trying to make new friends, but you’d think he’d at least go after a few new fans. But after his craptastic performance at Bonnaroo, all he got was a crowd of haters. The rap-diva had been scheduled to perform at 2:45 AM on Sunday, but didn’t take the stage for almost two hours, thanks to his ridiculous stage set that apparently takes hours to set up. Hey, if Kanye wants a fake spaceship named Jane to talk to during his show, than that’s what he’ll get! According to comedian Aziz Ansari, West even complained to the inanimate object about his love life as part of the show, saying, “I been away too long. I ain’t had a woman in so long Jane. I just need some p*ssy.” Surely that kind of performer-spaceship interaction made the wait worth it, right fans?

Once on-stage, Kanye never addressed his delayed start, and later that day angry fans banded together for a “Kanye sucks!” chant, which probably would have been more effective during his actual concert. Oh well, they were probably tired (among other things).

R. Kelly Flies. Right or Wrong?


A Chicago jury found the Pied Piper of R&B not guilty on all counts — six years after being charged with making, directing and starring in a child porn video. He faced up to 15 years in prison, but flew out of the courtroom to cheering fans. “I think he is obviously guilty,” said Mark Muro, an attorney who tracked the trial for the VH1 Blog and who was unimpressed with the It-Wasn’t-Him-On-The-Tape defense. Remember the defense attorney’s Little Man theory? Refresher: “They took the head of Marlon Wayans and put it on a midget, and it looked real. Didn’t it?”

Is our lawyer just a sore loser because he did not accurately predict the verdict? Or should R. Kelly be behind bars?

Roid Rage, Just In Time For Hulk


Tonight, the vein-splitting extravaganza The Hulk opens at theaters nationwide, starring Ed Norton and Liv Tyler. And while those two are gearing up to walk the green carpet, we put together some other celebrities who might know a thing or two about steroids, or anger, or just having really large biceps. Check out the gallery of stars who’d make Popeye proud.

Ambre: Bret and I Are “Definitely” Together


We missed it when Rock of Love 2 winner Ambre responded to Daisy‘s barely veiled allegations of a recent romp with Bret Michaels. Just in case you did, too, here’s how Ambre hit back via her MySpace blog:

“I have been notified of the TMZ video posted today where Daisy states her opinion about Bret and I being together.

I saw this video too and listen, yes, Bret and I are definitely still dating. Daisy has no involvement with Bret and my relationship, therefore there is no validity to her statement.

Lots of rumors out there. Believe me. If Bret and I were no longer together you would hear it from our mouths, not from Daisy’s.

And listen, there’s no ill will against Daisy. Everybody has the right to their own opinion. I just wanted to set the record straight.”

And so she has. She’s so even-tempered and fair that we’re inclined to believe her. [Ambre’s MySpace blog]

Update: Here’s proof of Ambre’s claim!

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Mariah Doesn’t Want To Wed Off-Camera


If an already married celebrity re-weds her youthful husband of two months and no one’s there to film it, does it count? Apparently not! Rumor has it that Mariah Carey has canceled a second round of nuptials to Nick Cannon because of a lack of public interest. “Mariah was willing to pay for the wedding, but the way she hoped to pay for the wedding was through the sale of photos. No one was interested,” says a snitch.

Wow, she’s running these personal decisions tied to her emotional life by the media before she proceeds. Bascially, she’s leaving things up to us! Us! Who’s a good celebrity? Who’s a good celebrity? That’s right! Mariah’s a good celebrity! Now roll over, play dead and write us some more No. 1′s! [MSNBC]

Did Kimora Steal Russell’s Bling?


Blinged-out, blissed-out hip-hop honcho Russell Simmons recently found himself with a little less ice after someone stole a suitcase filled with jewels from his Bleecker Street apartment in New York. Apparently, a Simmons associate left the case unattended for 30 minutes and returned to find it gone.

We don’t know who did it, but a certain iced-out ex-wife of Simmons’ has been looking a little more fabulous lately…

How Did Madonna Get Mixed Up With a Homophobe?


Another source has stepped forward to corroborate yesterday’s piece of gossip regarding Madonna‘s estrangement from her tell-all-penning brother, Christopher Ciccone. Like Rupert Everett, this anonymous voice says that it all stems from the gay-hating ways of Madonna’s husband, Guy Ritchie: “Guy is a homophobe. At their wedding, Chris made a joke about Guy being gay. That set the tone for their relationship.”

So, is Guy Ritchie unaware that he married the closest thing to a gay man with a vagina that we have on our fine planet? And how is it that the biggest gay icon on the planet hasn’t turned her husband out by now? Something just doesn’t make sense here: either the story’s total crap, or Madonna needs to relocate her tolerance-seeking to her bedroom. [New York Daily News]