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Gilbert Arenas Is ENGAGED!+Beyonce's Having Album Issues?+BET's President Resigns

Beyonce's deadline is today to turn in her material for her new album due out Nov. 18th. But word has it she's not close to being done. And it's mainly because she's been acting in several movies and doing duets with other people like Justin Timberlake. And she's also not getting along with the VP of her daddy's Music World Company. However, the people over at Sony say she's right on track and the album is about 98% done. She's still going to release her 2 singles "If I Were A Boy" and "Single Ladies" next Tuesday. And the album will still be released Nov. 18th. Wizards baller Gilbert Arenas is dishing about his new engagement to his on again off again girlfriend Laura. And how his new fiance actually proposed to him. Here's a snippet from his engagement story: I was thinking up ways to do it, you know, maybe I’ll do like an Easter egg hunt for the ring or something. But then it came to me, I was going to kick it back old school with a “Do you like me?” note that you would do in elementary school. Only, I couldn’t write the note, because that would be like me asking her. So I got my friend to write on a piece of paper “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” in big block letters with two boxes to check off, “YES” or “NO.” Then the final step was for him to write “(READ OUT LOUD)” at the top of the note. I folded it up and had it in my pocket. So there we are at dinner and all her family is there, my dad, her dad, her friends, my friends, Antawn Jamison showed up, Mos Def and a couple people from Mos Def’s crew showed up. At the end of the meal, in front of everybody, I tell her that I have one last gift for her. I told her, “This is my gift” and I handed her the note and I sit down. She opens the note and she reads it and she says, “Read out loud,” but sort of to herself under her breath because you know, you’re always going to read something to yourself before you blurt it out to the room. Then she reads silently, “Will you marry me?” Then she flipped the note over to see if there was anything written on the back and then looked at me weird. I said to her, “You have to read it out loud.” So she goes, “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” out loud so everybody could hear her. It worked. It turns out she ended up asking me to marry her. I was like, “Oh my God!!!” and started screaming like the girl who gets asked normally does. “I can’t believe you asked me!!!! Of course I will!!! Oh my God, it’s been six long years, what took you so long???!!!??? Oh my God!!! This is unbelievable!!!!” Everyone started cracking up and laughing. But we still had the ring to take care of. It’s not like I had it and was going to get down on one knee because first of all, I only have one good knee as it is, and second of all, she’s the one who asked me. But, I had to produce the ring. I had three Ring Pops ready with three plastic red Solo cups covering them up. I took her over to the cups and told her that whichever one she picks, that’s going to be her engagement ring. So she flips over one and it’s a cherry Ring Pop. She goes for the second one, it’s a grape Ring Pop. She flips over the third one, it’s watermelon. She’s looking at me like, “Where’s the real ring?!” but I just go, “Hey, no ring gets any better than that!” Everybody was laughing. But I had really given the ring to my son. So I go, “Give it to mommy,” and my son actually gave the ring to her. So, for the record, she asked me. You can check out the rest on his blog here. Congrats to Gilbert! More news when you read the rest....

Lil Wayne Is A No-Show...Again!

Once again Lil Wayne has skipped out on a show with no warning or reason. He was set to perform in Nassau, Bahamas this past weekend and didn't. The host of the concert says that he was indeed on the island, but he was "being a prick about performing". No word on whether his absence was money related. But yet again, he left his fans sorely disappointed. YBF sources in the Bahamas tell me that people even bought $20,000 suites at the venue Wayne was supposed to perform at. And the promotion company hosting the concert, Red Tottle Red City Entertainment, is not giving any refunds to anyone as of yesterday. Damn! So of course, the Bahamians are in an uproar right now and are protesting against the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. A copy of the press release from the entertainment promotions company when you read the rest...
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Jermaine Dupri Is Acting The Fool+Other Ish

So Jermaine Dupri thinks he's 21 again. He threw up all over his girlfriend Janet Jackson at his birthday party a few nights ago. And we hear she was NOT pleased:
The other night, Dupri and his squeeze, Janet Jackson, went to Tenjune, where, spies say, they shared bottles of Jay-Z's Ace of Spades Champagne and Patrón tequila with Ne-Yo, Busta Rhymes and Ice-T - until Dupri "vomited in Janet's lap. Ms. Jackson bolted out of the scene and sped off in her chauffeured Maybach." A rep for Jackson and Dupri didn't return calls. A rep for Tenjune declined to comment. Meanwhile, we hear Dupri is under some stress at work. The head of urban music for Island/Def Jam put out his lady's last album, "Discipline," which flopped. Our insider said, "[IDJ head] L.A. Reid had wanted to make changes to the album, make it fresher with some newer artists added in, but Janet said no - and Jermaine backed her up. He looks silly right now."
Wow JD.  Get it together. And a lil something for my fellas: Lil Wayne is now blogging for ESPN. He claims he never watches anything but sports, so this is the perfect gig for him. And y'all already know his take on the NFL and other sports are hilarious. Check out his first entry here. More ish when you read the rest...

Russ Parr FIRED?+D-Wade Speaks On Pending Divorce+Everybody's Jocking Jay-Z

Word has it Russ Parr has gotten fired from Radio One.  Russ Parr of "Russ Parr In The Morning", one of the nation's largest urban syndicated radio morning shows, has supposedly been replaced temporarily by Rickey Smiley.  Other sources say he's not fired but was off the air this week due to contract negotiations, and will return on Monday.  While radio gigs have been unstable for some time now, it's even more unstable in this economy.  So Russ getting fired cou

Rocsi & Floyd Mayweather: Lovin' In The Club?!

Just when we thought Rocsi and her infiltrating ways were taking a timeout for a minute, she's spotted with yet another chick's man.  There were whispers a few months ago that even though Wrecksi was cheating with LisaRaye's husband, the Premiere of Turks and Caicos, she was also kickin' it with boxer Floyd "Pretty Boy" Mayweather.  It's also been heavily rumored that Floyd has been dating Chilli of TLC for a long while now.  But

Russell's Ex Porschla Dating Jason Kidd?

Sources are reporting that on again off again couple Russell Simmons and Porschla Coleman are off again.  And she's now dating the newly divorced NBA baller Jason Kidd.  Apparently they showed up together to the Ralph Lauren Lebron James Family Foundation Event this past weekend.  And when Russell's nieces Angela and Vanessa ran

Don't Ef With Tangy Talley!+T.I. Claps Back About Child Support Case+Boris & Ciara's Magazine Pics

Ciara and Boris Kodjoe are looking hot in the new issues of Maxim and Uptown magazines, respectively: Both were shot by famed photographer Derek Blanks. A few days ago reports hit the net that Lashon Dixon, the mother of 2 of T.I.'s sons, was taking him back to court for more child support.  It was reported that T.I. was paying $2000/month for both children and clearly Lashonda couldn't make ends meet on that child support amount.  However, T.I. has come and cleared the air with some insight.  Apparently, this chick Lashon doesn't work at all and lives solely off the child support payments.  And in addition to the 2k/month, T.I.P. is paying for both sons' private schooling, insurance, clothes, food, extras, gifts, everything.  That 2k was going straight to Lashon only.   And now chick is demanding more.  Womp womp!  I see I need to start a Wack Ass Baby Mamas category.  Here's a snippet of T.I.'s statement: "A lot of deceiving information has been reported regarding my recent child support proceeding. It is unfortunate that the media has been used to manipulate the circumstances and distort the facts. Those that know me, all know that there is nothing more important to me than my children. I have always supported all of my children financially, emotionally, and spiritually. This has always been the case and I will continue to do so in the future as this is my responsibility as a parent. To clarify the recent reports, in addition to the $2000 per month I pay in cash to Lashon Dixon, the mother of my sons Domani and Messiah, I also pay for their private schooling, medical insurance, clothing, food, gifts, birthdays and extracurricular activities. Their extra-curricular activities have included football, basketball, baseball, acting lessons, summer camp, and any other activities that they express a desire to be involved in that will contribute to them leading balanced lives and developing into well rounded individuals. I have also made an attempt to help Lashon with additional payments that have included a down payment to purchase her home, purchase of an automobile for her transportation and other financial obligations. These expenses are documented and are far in excess of the $2000 cash payment that is being paid direct to Lashon. She has chosen not to work and to live 100% from her child support receipts. This is the reason for her difficulties in making ends meet for herself.
When will baby mamas understand that child support is not shopping money for their asses? I just don't get it. More when you read the rest...