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Call Her "Ms. Hill": Lauryn Pulls A Diva Move At Sundance + Naomi Campbell's Perjury In Perfume Trial

Apparently Lauryn Hill isn't the easiest artist to deal with as folks from Sundance are talking about her diva behavior, which includes making EVERYONE address her as "Ms. Hill."  Get the deets inside plus a status update on Naomi Campbell's perfume trial which isn't going in her favor...

 

In addition to starting shows late, seeming disconnected from the audience, and eccentric outfits, Lauryn Hill pulled a "Diana Ross" move in Sundance demanding that everyone address her as "Ms. Hill." 

L-Boogie's management warned staffers at Harry O's in Park City, Utah, that she was only to be addressed as "Ms. Hill" during her Wednesday night performance.  

 "Everyone sort of rolled their eyes and chuckled but promised to oblige," said a source.

Once she hit the stage, she played for two hours with an 11-piece band. And fans got their monies worth good because Harry O's Konstantine Deslis said, "She put on the best show I've seen in six years."

We're actually not mad at the Ms. Hill demand.  But if she starts the whole "Don't look directly into my eyes" thing....  

 

In supermodel news...

 

Naomi Campbell is in danger of being charged with perjury in her perfume trial.  Naomi's former agent, Carole White, claims Na, her manager, and her lawyer lied under oath to avoid losing a $10 million suit over Naomi's perfume royalties.

Carole is suing Ms. Campbell for allegedly reneging on a perfume deal. Although Naomi said Carole overstated her involvement with the fragrance, Carole has offered a recording of a 2006 meeting about the deal, which she says proves Naomi and her lawyer lied.  

Yesterday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Judith Gische called the allegations "serious," but said she will give the Campbell legal team an opportunity to defend themselves before she decides whether to refer them to the district attorney and charge them with perjury. 

As for a statement from the supermodel, her lawyer "categorically" denied the allegations on behalf of everyone involved.  This chick stays caught up in some mess doesn't she?

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Lauren looks like a clown!

Lauren looks like a clown! Pothead!
Anonymous's picture

Naomi's ad ought to be an ad

Naomi's ad ought to be an ad for airbrushing!!!! Nothing natural looking about that photo.
Anonymousity's picture

It's funny that everyone is

It's funny that everyone is making it seem as if Ms. Hill is being a diva but I bet you a million dollars those same staffers would not be calling Barbra Streisand, Barbra, but Ms. Streisand!
Anonymous's picture

Laureyn Knows Better to Give

Laureyn Knows Better to Give a Great Show to ALL of those Rich Ass White people in the film industry, etc...because there are some out there who can put a Stop to her comeback. She Knows who to Give a GREAT show to, and unfortunately it is NOT you Black folks at the stadiums and neighborhood joints...LOL...sorry!
OH WELL 's picture

Your comment its the best

Your comment its the best example of media manipulation. Lauryn has been receiving rave reviews for her concerts. You just have some bloggers that want to focus on some fan that didn't like her reworking her songs when it has been reported repeatedly that was the case. As for her being late, Lauryn books all shows without a start time. She never was set to perform when the doors opened. After the uproar, the venues moved door times to back to 9:00 and 10:00 in some case, and set her performance time for 11:00 or 11:30. She is simply not 3 and 4 hours late to these performances. Lauryn is being booked for these high profile gigs and festivals; because, she delivers. The people are not in the business of not making money trust me.
Anonymous's picture

I can't believe how many

I can't believe how many people jump on this bandwagon against Lauryn. Lauryn has been degraded for years without ever responding. You can't find anywhere where Lauryn has ever spoken negatively about any of her peers or anyone else for that matter. Lauryn has been thanking her audiences for their support throughout her shows. She has been staying after her performances to shake hands and take pictures with fans no VIPs just common people. She has every right to request to be call Ms Hill if she even did. I would like to see more of our women demand respect in this industry. You will allow the men to call you b*tches, and even call each other that as long as they through a BAD in front of it like its some term of endearment.
Anonymous's picture

This quote from this blogger

This quote from this blogger out of St Louis is so true. "...., everyone's jumping on the mainstream bandwagon, nitpicking at every fault, even asking is her show worth attending. I'm not surprised, her re-emergence is something the industry fears... how could anyone take the Nicki Minaj v Lil Kim vs Foxy Brown beef serious if Lauryn launches a successful return? Is anyone really surprised that an industry that thrives on illusion, sex, violence and ignorance would not welcome her successful comeback? That an billion dollar industry that glorifies streetlife and prison would rather see her fail? That corporate hacks (radio personalities, reviewers) would sell her out? The same industry that calls Lauryn crazy glosses over Gucci Mane getting committed to a mental institution" http://stlhiphop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/dayum-can-we-at-least-let .
Anonymous's picture

If people can refer to Sean

If people can refer to Sean Combs as P. Diddy or Puff Daddy after he wanted to wipe the shame from causing a shootout at a club...Then Lauryn can surely request to be called Ms. Hill. It's amazing how we treat women differently when they ask for the same thing as men. A lot of male rappers start their shows late and don't receive this kind of mob intimidation. It's so misogynistic.
Anonymous's picture

I HOPE LAUREN HILL GOT THAT

I HOPE LAUREN HILL GOT THAT MESSAGE FROM WENDY WILLIAMS.....STOP BEING AN AIR HEAD!!
Anonymous's picture

People can call her Ms. Hill

People can call her Ms. Hill out of respect because that's her request. But Lauryn can you perform on time out of respect for your fans?
La Flor's picture

lauryn needs to watch

lauryn needs to watch it....'the bigger they are the harder they fall"
nuffy's girl's picture

She needs to go to rehab.

She needs to go to rehab.
Vanessa's picture

Respect is commanded... not

Respect is commanded... not demanded.
Keli's picture

I think most people MISSED a

I think most people MISSED a big point in the article. The request was directed to staffers, i.e. people in a WORK environment, NOT the fans. They're being paid to be there and do their job. Part of that is being professional and appropriate. Calling your boss by their first name is a no in a lot of workplaces. There's nothing diva about that. They laughed and 'obliged'? Like it was funny or some favor to be professional at work?! It's a bad economy, if they can't get the basics of the workplace correct, there are dozens of people who'd take the job and not have to be TOLD to be PROFESSIONAL.
smhyourselfybf's picture

Preeeeeeach!

Preeeeeeach!
Anonymous's picture

What's the problem? It's her

What's the problem? It's her name and she's their boss/customer. There's a level of respect everybody show's their boss and treats their customer with, like having the manners to address them correctly. When was the last time you rolled up to your new boss and called them by their first name, or did that to a new client? It ain't diva, it's professional. Those rolling their eyes needs to go back to the playground, cause they're not mature enough to be in a work atmosphere.
smhyourselfybf's picture

What's the problem? It's her

What's the problem? It's her name and she's their boss/customer. There's a level of respect everybody show's their boss and treats their customer with, like having the manners to address them correctly. When was the last time you rolled up to your new boss and called them by their first name, or did that to a new client? It ain't diva, it's professional. Those rolling their eyes needs to go back to the playground, cause they're not mature enough to be in a work atmosphere.
lmusicfan's picture

NAOMI IS ALWAYS IN SOME LEGAL

NAOMI IS ALWAYS IN SOME LEGAL SHIT. IF THIS HAD BEEN A REGULAR NIGGA, SHE WOULD BE IN JAIL! WHAT MAKES THIS BITCH BETTER? HER MONEY. PUT THAT BITCH IN JAIL AND SHE WILL CHANGE HER ATTITUDE. SHE IS SLEEPING WITH A RICH WHITE MAN WHO IS SOMEBODY'S HUSBAND. HE CAN'T JUST BUY YOU A CONTRACT FOR YOUR PERFUME? TAKE OFF THAT LACE FRONT WIG AND LET THAT BALL ATE OUT HEAD BREATH. I WONDER HOW YOU KEEP THAT LACE FRONT WIGS ON FOREVER. PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY SEEN YOUR ATE OUT SIDES OF YOUR HEAD. HAS THAT WHITE MAN EVER SEEN YOU WITHOUT THAT LACE FRONT WIG? PUT ON YOUR CLOTHES BITCH, YOU ARE A BALL HEADED BITCH. NOW WHEN YOU ARE IN JAIL THROW SOMETHING AT SOMEONE AND YOU ARE GOING TO GET YOUR ASS KICKED. EVERYBODY SAYS YOU HAVE A TEMPER. YOU HAVE NOT MET YOUR MATCH YET!
rene's picture

hey rene, BALD, not BALL.

hey rene, BALD, not BALL.
Anonymous's picture

Your comments are HELLA

Your comments are HELLA funny...but true! Loves it
Anonymous's picture

Ms. Hill, huh? Out of

Ms. Hill, huh? Out of respect, right? Okay. Well, it would be nice if Lauryn remembered that Respect is a two-way thing the next time she pulls one of her 'Leave the fans who PAID to see her....... Waiting for 4hours STUNTS.' Seems she WANTS something she is not willing to GIVE to others. Respect is earned not given just because some wannabe DIVA is smellin' themselves a little too much and REQUESTS it.
Mocha1's picture

read the article...she's not

read the article...she's not asking it of the fans. She's asking it of the people she employs. If you think it's DIVA for your boss to say don't use her first name while you're and be professional at WORK, then you must be working where everyone wears nametags.
smhyourselfybf's picture

read the article...she didn't

read the article...she didn't ask it of the fans, or the people who paid for a ticket. she asked it of the people who were working for her. that's why she gets it. it's a different relationship. it ain't smelling yourself for an employer to ask and employee to keep it professional.
smhyourselfybf's picture

Unless Lauryn OWNS Harry O's

Unless Lauryn OWNS Harry O's night club which she doesn't, they're not HER employees but employees of the night club. Take your OWN advice and READ the article. Besides if they were HER employees they would or should know how to address her..... as Diva or Ms. Hill or whatever else she deemed respectful but she's defensive and smellin' herself because of the backlash she received as a result of her recent outlandish behavior. PERIOD.
Mocha1's picture

LAURYN, YOU NEED TO STOP

LAURYN, YOU NEED TO STOP SNORTING SO MUCH COKE. YOUR MIND IS FUCKED UP BITCH! SOMEBODY MUST OF TOLD YOUR BLACK UGLY ASS THAT YOU ARE ALL THAY! WELL LET ME SEND YOU A NEWS FLASH! WE THE PEOPLE HAVE MADE YOU BITCH. WE OWN YOUR CAREER. IF YOU THINK I AM BULL SHITTING KEEP TALKING SHIT AND WE WILL STOP BUYING YOUR RECORDS AND ATTENDING YOUR CONCERTS. DO NOT MAKE US BOYCOT YOUR MUSIC UGLY DISRESPECTFUL BITCH!
rene's picture

By your comments, being a

By your comments, being a disrespectful bitch is all you know.
smhyourselfybf's picture

Lauryn Hill - i'm beginning

Lauryn Hill - i'm beginning to really not like this woman
Anonymous's picture

Why are you all actin' like

Why are you all actin' like that? You know we've been hearing stories since the comeback that suggest that Lauryn is in diva mode...don't play. Further, when your stage name is "Lauryn Hill" not "Ms. Hill", then I am going to call you by your stage name! I'm happy for her giving the "best performance in six years" but she's gonna need a few more of those under her belt before I pay my hard earned money. #teamJanet
CherryBomb7's picture

How is Lauryn Hill being a

How is Lauryn Hill being a DIVA? Calling someone Ms or Mrs whom ever is out of respect. What ever happened to professionalism? We have become to slack. This woman is their because of a performance. She is doing a JOB. She is not their for her own personal entertainment. YBF is reporting nonsense like MTO!
Say What?'s picture

"We ain't mad" Natasha? Speak

"We ain't mad" Natasha? Speak for yourself: Lauryn Hill has no right to 'demand' anything. Nor does any other star: they forget that they *chose* to be public figures and that their fans *make or break them*. Many a celeb has popped off at the mouth or gotten cocky and would now LOVE for somebody to buy their records. Whitney Houston, Jodeci, Young Berg and Nelly are a few folks that come to mind...Watch ya mouth!
Godiva-Diva's picture

Your explanation drew a blank

Your explanation drew a blank for me(LOL). Lauryn Hill only asked to be called Ms. Hill. She did not ask for anything else. This is out of respect and professionalism. I don't see anything wrong with that. Growing up, I would have gotten scolded for calling someone by their first name like we were friends. We know that celebrities are public figures, but at the end of the day they are no different from you and I. It doesn't matter who they are it boils down to respect.
Say What?'s picture

Aah, Lauryn you starting to

Aah, Lauryn you starting to sound like the crazy old aunt we all got somewhere in the family. Still living off that '99 album but don't have the humility to recognise it! Still, you can only continue your abusive and disrespectful relationship with your fans 'cause they allow it. Woman you are arrogant and deluded to the extreme. Naomi looks like a damn cat in that photo!
Bubbles's picture

Glad that Ms.Hill DEMANDS

Glad that Ms.Hill DEMANDS respect!!!! Tht photo of Nay-Nay is HORRID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
louisiana  lover's picture

I think that since Lauren ( I

I think that since Lauren ( I can call her that because I don't work for her) been with a jamican man she has lost something mentally. I have a few friends that dated and has kids by jamican men and they are a little off also. I don't know what they have voodoo black magic etc. but I know I don't want it if thats the out come of it LOL
Anonymous's picture

OMG, did you really type this

OMG, did you really type this "BS"? YOU got me at Jamaican and Voodoo Whodoo. What does that have to do about anything? 'Type casting"..C'mon it's 2011.WOW. This is some "IGNANT" crap...Look a here. People are who they are and accept it for what it is. I don't have a clue what goes on in Lauryn Hills house hold, so I ain't going to judge. Oh Boy.....I'm lost for words;)
OMG's picture

Jamaican men do have issues

Jamaican men do have issues though. When they holla at me i turn up my nose.
Anonymous's picture

WOW. She's looking all types

WOW. She's looking all types of messy. Tis sad. There's being unique and not caring. She's clearly the latter. Her diva behavior is unacceptable. What happened to the likable, down-to-earth, aware vocal beast from my childhood?
Ralphy J.'s picture

My sister is an exec at a

My sister is an exec at a record company and LAUREN was one of her artists. YES - after her 5 Grammy win, she demanded EVEN THE EXECS AT THE RECORD COMPANY to refer to her as Ms. Hill - PLEASE!!!!! She's not my sister's artist anymore, but she was a pain in the @$$. It doesn't make sense for anyone to act like that. That's why YOUR fan base is slipping LAUREN!!!
Happy Lady's picture

further more being 3 hrs late

further more being 3 hrs late for a concert to do your nails and toes is UNACCEPTABLE you cant be 2 minutes late for your job... why is this an exception... be a professional and if you're gonna be late... don't even say it was for your nails that's just rude
Mila's picture

love how lauryn doesnt

love how lauryn doesnt release music for what seems like damn near 15 yrs now and she's pulling all this shit... i love her artistically but I'll pull out miseducation if I wanna hear her... It's better, and I can call it any damn thing I like
Mila's picture

I don't see what's wrong with

I don't see what's wrong with calling her Ms. Hill. Thats her name isn't it.
DeDe's picture

If Lauryn wants to be

If Lauryn wants to be addressed as Miss Hill so what????? I think she's an amazing artist and I also feel like she is in her Nina Simone stage. "Miss Hill" people always have a problem with STRONG women who know what they want in life so continue to be that STRONG woman. You gave so much of yourself in the past now it's YOUR time.
montez's picture

Lauren has given so much of

Lauren has given so much of herself, but we didn't ask her too although we aperciate it. You have to give respect to get it and I don't thin Lauren is being very respectdul at all.
Tom Ford's picture

If Lauryn wants to be

If Lauryn wants to be addressed as Miss Hill so what????? I think she's an amazing artist and I also feel like she is in her Nina Simone stage. "Miss Hill" people always have a problem with STRONG women who know what they want in life so continue to be that STRONG woman. You gave so much of yourself in the past now it's YOUR time.
PONNA's picture

Lauren has given so much of

Lauren has given so much of herself, but we didn't ask her too although we aperciate it. You have to give respect to get it and I don't thin Lauren is being very respectdul at all.
Tom Ford's picture

Lauren has given so much of

Lauren has given so much of herself, but we didn't ask her too although we aperciate it. You have to give respect to get it and I don't thin Lauren is being very respectdul at all.
Tom Ford's picture

Lauren has given so much of

Lauren has given so much of herself, but we didn't ask her too although we aperciate it. You have to give respect to get it and I don't thin Lauren is being very respectdul at all.
Tom Ford's picture

Lauren has given so much of

Lauren has given so much of herself, but we didn't ask her too although we aperciate it. You have to give respect to get it and I don't thin Lauren is being very respectdul at all.
Tom Ford's picture

Lauren has given so much of

Lauren has given so much of herself, but we didn't ask her too although we aperciate it. You have to give respect to get it and I don't thin Lauren is being very respectdul at all.
Tom Ford's picture

Lauren has given so much of

Lauren has given so much of herself, but we didn't ask her too although we aperciate it. You have to give respect to get it and I don't thin Lauren is being very respectdul at all.
Tom Ford's picture

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