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Gossip Bits: Miss Jones Is Out At Hot 97!+Alicia Keys Retiring At 30?

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I know some folks who are going to love this news.  The infamous Miss Jones of "Jonesy" in the Morning  is over and done with NY's Hot 97 station as of July 21st.  And she's being replaced by Big Boy and his "Neighborhood" crew. In a press release sent out to select media on Friday, here's the statement given in regards to the morning show change up: On Monday, July 21, Emmis rhythmic WQHT (Hot 97)/New York will make a rare move in morning drive. Current morning show "Miss Jones in the Morning" will be replaced by current Hot 97 part-time on-air personalities Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg (5-7 a.m.) and ABC Radio Networks' "Big Boy's Neighborhood" (7-10 a.m.). Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg have spent several months on-air together hosting a morning show from 8-10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and they have also worked on-air at Hot 97 separately. About the upgrade to a.m. drive, Rosenberg says, "Mom will be proud. It is every Jewish mother's dream to have her son do mornings on Hot 97." Cipha Sounds, who also hosts "The Cipha Sounds Effect w/Angela Yee" weekday mornings from 8 a.m.-noon on Sirius' Shade 45, added, "This sounds cool to me." About the addition of the "Neighborhood," PD Ebro Darden says, "Big Boy has an unmatched reputation for being entertaining. He also has great relationships with artists. Putting Big Boy on Hot 97 in New York City helps keep the high standard of radio happening for us." Rumors are swirling that she was fired because she messed with the wrong person this time around and people aren't trying to put up with her foolishness, ignorant comments/actions on air, and smartassness anymore.  Other rumors say she left on her own because she wants to spend more time with her kids.  And still, other rumors say she's moving over to Philly's Power 99.   Whatev.  Congrats to Big Boy! News on Alicia Keys when you read the rest...

Sources are reporting that Alicia Keys has announced she wants to retire by the age of 30.  She wants to work extrememly hard now so that in just three years she can spend her time traveling the world.  Back in '06, she traveled to Egypt to take some time off from the pressures of fame as it was all getting to her and she needed a break.  But now, she's working hard and preparing herself for a fabulous "retirement": "I am working hard now so I have the choice to retire when I want.  I would like to travel the world and stay in places instead of having to move on like I do now. I want to experience difference cultures."
I have a feeling she'll be back soon after.
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i heard bigg boi when i was

i heard bigg boi when i was in l.a. i might be wrong but i dont think new yorkers wanna listen to someone who does l.a. radio in l.a. on their radios...its time 4 hot 97 to give star and bucwild another call...as far as miss jones..why do we even care shes gone?good riddence...and no she aint anywhere near wendy williams.
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Im happy to see them make a

Im happy to see them make a change at HOT 97. What they need to do is let one of them funny comedians in NYC hold it down like Rob Stapleton. He always rocks crowds at Carolines, the Madison Sq Garden April Fools Show and even on tv with shows like Bad Boys of Comedy so I dont think that he would have any problem in the morning. KISS FM knew this when they hired comedian Talent with Jeff Fox and their ratings took off.
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mrs jones is NOT on power99

mrs jones is NOT on power99 she is on 100.3 the beat here in philly. get the facts straight. she is the shit and people are scared of her and dont like her because she tells the truth
mrs jaayyyy's picture

I need Alicia to dress as

I need Alicia to dress as HAWT as she sounds.. She's always in some black ish with a bad wig.. Where's old Alicia?
Eryka's picture

Thank you Alicia! You are so

Thank you Alicia! You are so painfully boring onstage its a shame they even let you get up on it. she should just write that's what she's good at. She's got no performer mojo at all. YUK!
shari's picture

I DUNNO ABOUT Y'ALL, BUT I

I DUNNO ABOUT Y'ALL, BUT I LOVE MISS JONES...SO WHAT SHE'S A HATER! MOST OF US ARE!!!!!!!! SHE'S RIGHT ABOUT BEYONCE(IF YOU ALL THINK SHE'S UNDER 30-YOU HAVE ALL BEEN FOOLED)..SHE WAS RIGHT ABOUT USHER (HE AND HIS MAN-LIKE WIFE) AND SHE'S RIGHT ABOUT WENDY WILLIAMS (SORRY WENDY!)...AT THE END OF THE DAY,,BESIDES HER 1 HIT WONDER SONGS, NO ONE WOULD TRULY KNOW HER,,OR LACK THERE OF,,UNTIL "STAR & BUCK WILD) AND Y ARE THEY ON A SPANISH/LATINO MUSIQ STATION ANYWAY IN CONEY ISLAND (BKLYN,NY). MISS JONES I WILL BE TUNING IN TO YOUR SHOW (THAT IS WHEN I'M ON EXIT 9 OFF THE NJ TURNPIKE) YOU WILL BE MISSED! 99'S LUCKY TO HAVE YOU & MICHAEL SHAWN..... SEE YOU AT THE FAREWELL PARTY IN MONTCLAIR , NJ....... Y'ALL ALL HATERS FOR HATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LET HA DO HA!
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Ms. Jones is on 100.3 the

Ms. Jones is on 100.3 the beat here in philly not Power 99...BIG BOI is on power 99 in the morning.. i dont really think ms jones is ignorant i just think she says what people are thinking but are scared to say... but hey if they like it i luv it!
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[quote comment="131415"]There

[quote comment="131415"]There is a LOT of good artist that are waiting to be noticed and produced. Sorry but major labels only want ine big artist at the time so basically, one has to go to be replaced and i know that they would have another TALENT that is waiting for her chance!!! Alicia would always be Alicia! I wish, we could have powerful label that would put good black music out there and not only focus on Alicia, Beyonce etc...! if you can hang out on myspace, there are some REAL TALENT. Like this jazmine sullivan! What are they waiting for??????[/quote] Amen girlfriend, amen... LOTS of good talent out there. Youd think they the only female vocalists who exist.
memememe's picture

Alicia is just tired of the

Alicia is just tired of the hectic-ness that comes with being a celebrity. Can't blame her for wanting to do her. There's more to life than money and being famous. She seems so down to earth and wants to live a normal life as much as possible. Maybe she can help put the much needed R&B talent back to the forefront of black music....
Get Togetha's picture

Please do not bring the

Please do not bring the foolishness that is Miss Jones or Jonesy or whoever in the world she calls herself, to Power 99. Big Boy is fine, we will keep him. I can not stand Miss Jones. She just rubs me the wrong way. Alicia, do whatever you gotta do ma! But you are going to have to come up outta retirement to give us an album every now and then.
bronze1's picture

Miss Jones is the ugliest

Miss Jones is the ugliest person in the public realm. I mean that literally and figuratively. She should feel lucky she stayed on the air for sooo long. She can't even read! She is jealous of everyone and she needs to go heal herself.
Ontheruneating's picture

Retirement...like they r

Retirement...like they r slaving working a 9-5, but mmm k... Good she wants to travel and see the world...but retirement...ever since Jay said it...it's been bull to me...
Chica's picture

Alicia is younger than

Alicia is younger than Beyonce, Fergie, Britney, Monica, J.Lo, etc.. Since she doesnt wear a 10pounds of makeup she looks like she 24. Women who dont cake themselves with makeup look young and stunning till their middle aged. Im sorry Beyonce is the first person I think of, when I think of tons of makeup.. Shes gorgeous and doesnt need all that. Her pink panter video...wow.. Anyhow rih looks older like 23ish but again, she dresses older and sometimes wear a lotta makeup. But I love Rhi... and her style is always fashion forward.. *about the whole post... I hope Alicia does not retire at 30. Maybe every 3 years she can do an album. but to fully retire??? who will take over the R&B throne today.. maybe the men will..then theres mariah.. love most of mariahs songs..esp her older stuff... anyways ive never been so off topic in a post.. im done lolll
Michele Musher's picture

I never heard her radio show

I never heard her radio show can someone please tell me were i can get some sound clips?
Katie's picture

Ms. Jones wasn't fired. She

Ms. Jones wasn't fired. She is still with Emmis Communications which owns HOT 97. She said this morning she would be with Emmis' Philly's station. I actually loved listening to her and even though she is changing stations her show will still be in syndcation. And God help us when Cipha and Rosenberg take over. I tried listening to them on the weekends and they are so corny and boring
lola's picture

I heard that Jones was

I heard that Jones was entertaining as an la resident Big Boy BLOWS he is so boring no drama..stories straight from tmz, 2 days later real soft on all guests when he has any he "loves them all" as fake as Ryan Seacrest
MARTEL's picture

[quote comment="131365"]I

[quote comment="131365"]I don't think she will be gone for long either. I like Alicia Keys her style is different which is why she will be back. When she start listening to radio or watching 106 and park she will see she is needed because most of the music they play now isn't really worth playin.[/quote] EXACTLY! She said that's why she doesn't like listening to the radio. Her and Bey--who also claims she'll retire at 30--can't and won't ever leave for good. They'll both be back like Hov! LMAO! They love the art too much And I'm glad that bitch Miss Jones is gone. I don't care why, just that she's outta there! I can't stand a woman who only talks shit all day everyday...
Queen Dee's picture

I'M GLAD DAT BITCH MISS JONES

I'M GLAD DAT BITCH MISS JONES GOT FIRED YESSS!!!!!! SHE TALK TO MUCH SHIT ABOUT ARTIST ESPECAILLY THE FEMALE ONES AND ITS ANNOYING I HEARD HER LAMEASS TRIED TO COME OUT WITH A CD A WHILE AGO TRICK PLEASE
datruth's picture

I was semi-surprised when I

I was semi-surprised when I heard that Miss Jones is going to be out this morning. I actually heard it from her own mouth when I turned on the station...I have to admit she is entertaining as hell most of the time, and I will miss DJ Envy on Hot 97 but Michael-Sean I can do without. She said that her 5 year contract is up and last year they decided that they would just renew for 1 year, which they just completed, so she is going to be on 100.3 THE BEAT in Philly. (I get both stations on my commute to work) They have already started broadcasting for a few months now from BOTH stations. She's also pregnant and lives in PA so maybe she is glad she will be closer to home. BIG BOI is tight though so I will be tuning in :) So long Jonesyyyy
Brie's picture

[quote comment="131415"]There

[quote comment="131415"]There is a LOT of good artist that are waiting to be noticed and produced. Sorry but major labels only want ine big artist at the time so basically, one has to go to be replaced and i know that they would have another TALENT that is waiting for her chance!!! Alicia would always be Alicia! I wish, we could have powerful label that would put good black music out there and not only focus on Alicia, Beyonce etc...! if you can hang out on myspace, there are some REAL TALENT. Like this jazmine sullivan! What are they waiting for??????[/quote] I'm sorry but I can only tolerate a Keyshia Cole but for so long. I need a bit of substance with some Catchyness & a catchy hook. Jill Scott nor Erykah Badu cant really do that consistent basis. Neither can Keyshia Cole or Monica anymore. Bey and Alicia has been consistent with it and they got so much going on for themselves. Alicia and Bey cant leave the game alone, the game needs you. LOL!
Blank's picture

Big Boi is TIRED, shoot I'm

Big Boi is TIRED, shoot I'm in LA and don't listen. NY Radio has FALLEN OFF 4EVA!
Nonya's picture

[quote comment="131393"]Bee

[quote comment="131393"]Bee retires at 30. Alicia retires at 30...what will we be left with besides a select few??? We see where the female R&B game is going...[/quote] Thats what I'm saying. People dont understand that they are very consistant artists. Not everyone could give you a Fallin, You Dont Know My Name, No One etc. Same goes for Bey, I cant picture anyone doing Crazy In Love, Irreplaceable, Baby Boy, DIL. These are like Classic records of the 2000 era like it or not. You can almost say the same for a Christina Aguileria also. I think they are capable to adding more and more the their their catalogue. They only have 2-3 albums. They are beautiful ladies, sexy,they can sing and perform their asses of and they got hits. I think they are both the perfect artists, if not they come close to perfect as possible.
Blank's picture

[quote comment="131436"]MISS

[quote comment="131436"]MISS JONES WAS THE BEST THEY ARE JUST JEALOUS OF HER[/quote] I'm with u my DUDE Jonesy is the S/H/*/T, I'm from Boston and I only got to listen to her by downloading her on itunes. I will truely miss her......Some of yall are just hating as* b*tch*.
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I agree with you on that

I agree with you on that one…there are some very talented individuals on Myspace. Like you said about that Jazzmine girl(I will check her out) Check out a female artist named Aries also. Im sure those are just a small piece of the undiscovered talent out there. They should really give starving artist a chance…now a days its not neccessarily about your talent but who you know…that just aint right!
suitekaligyrl's picture

I agree with you on that

I agree with you on that one...there are some very talented individuals on Myspace. Like you said about that Jazzmine girl(I will check her out) Check out a female artist named Aries also. Im sure those are just a small piece of the undiscovered talent out there. They should really give starving artist a chance...now a days its not neccessarily about your talent but who you know...that just aint right!
suitekaligyrl's picture

She did. Can you believe I

She did. Can you believe I actually typed that ish with a straight face? LOL but yeah, her book was full of lots of strange things. Actually, you might want to just pick it up at the library instead of wasting money on it. The stories about her wanting to join a certain sorority had me real tickled. She actually wrote about things that I would have just kept to myself but hey, nobody can do Miss Jones BUT Miss Jones BtchPlze ^^^^^ I am cddddddddddddfu at your comments. I will go check it out not buy it though. whats the name of it? Oh Miss jones It is about time they got rid of her she was so damn rude and i am convinced she is obbsessed with beyonce
kitty's picture

PRAISE ALL THAT IS GOOD &

PRAISE ALL THAT IS GOOD & HOLY!!!! Miss Jones is a fat, hateful bitter ball of nothing. She treats everyone like SHE changed the game & they should all bow down. She mouthed the hook in a Biggie video & had 1 hit? When does that make you an authority? When I did listen she would talk about blogs. The show has no substance & her team is extremely wack! She will not be missed. Fuck Miss Jones!
BtchPlze's picture

[quote

[quote comment="131448"][quote comment="131416"][quote comment="131382"]Well I don't care either way, we don't hear them in DC. Did she ever release her book? Did anyone read it?[/quote] Godiva, she did release her book and I actually bought it. But I'll gladly mail it to you if you like! LOL It wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be although I was entertained by her stories of how girls were trying to jump her when she was younger because they were hating on her.[/quote] Are you serious? She actually wrote about getting jumped. LMAO! Thanks, LJ but I'll pass.[/quote] She did. Can you believe I actually typed that ish with a straight face? LOL but yeah, her book was full of lots of strange things. Actually, you might want to just pick it up at the library instead of wasting money on it. The stories about her wanting to join a certain sorority had me real tickled. She actually wrote about things that I would have just kept to myself but hey, nobody can do Miss Jones BUT Miss Jones
LJ's picture

[quote comment="131414"]I

[quote comment="131414"]I want to retire at 30 and travel too[/quote] Di-muthfreakin-to!
GODIVA's picture

[quote

[quote comment="131416"][quote comment="131382"]Well I don't care either way, we don't hear them in DC. Did she ever release her book? Did anyone read it?[/quote] Godiva, she did release her book and I actually bought it. But I'll gladly mail it to you if you like! LOL It wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be although I was entertained by her stories of how girls were trying to jump her when she was younger because they were hating on her.[/quote] Are you serious? She actually wrote about getting jumped. LMAO! Thanks, LJ but I'll pass.
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[quote comment="131431"]I

[quote comment="131431"]I love Big Boi, he is on in Houston now. I switch back and forth between him and Tom Joyner. Big Boi is funnier.[/quote] What station is Big Boi on....never heard of either of the two....all i know is tom sometimes works my nerves, and i fa sho can't stand that mad hatter crew!!!!
Kay's picture

I understand Alicia, and i

I understand Alicia, and i know she doesnt mean a permanent retirement. Its more like just going away for a while and not having to worry about the label call her up and saying "ok its about that time, we need an album in the next year." but she is one of very few who could get by without a label but i know Clive aint gonna let her go. but alot of artist are afraid to take a year or more break cause they fear loosing their fame, thats why people are starting to release album every year, and re release. But as for Alicia thats 3 year down the road and shes working on 2 different albums.
erock's picture

MISS JONES WAS THE BEST THEY

MISS JONES WAS THE BEST THEY ARE JUST JEALOUS OF HER
chris's picture

No ONE CARES THAT I HAVE A

No ONE CARES THAT I HAVE A WIG LIKE ALICIA KEYS
chris's picture

I love Big Boi, he is on in

I love Big Boi, he is on in Houston now. I switch back and forth between him and Tom Joyner. Big Boi is funnier.
Htownsfinest's picture

Miss Jones was the worst so

Miss Jones was the worst so who cares what the real story was. She was corny and the biggest hater on the radio. She hated on errrrbody! And loved all the cornballs...go figure..
asia'h's picture

I find that very few

I find that very few singer/songwriters actually "retire". I'm sure she will take a long hiatus - but when you LOVE making music you tend to fall back into it. And I would have thought she's seen the world by now - shit I have and I ain't even on tour.
kay p's picture

im 18 on this great blog

im 18 on this great blog
chris's picture

Damn!!! On Jun 30, 2008 at

Damn!!! On Jun 30, 2008 at 3:40 pm | Reply | Quote OoooKay wrote: I still don’t get the 1… 2 and top 10 in the post shit. Do you get a prize? I mean whats the big deal…..being first, but you still ain’t saying nothing about the topic. IDK….just don’t get it. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. SMH…..Sheessh Anyway Ms. Jones needs to give it a rest…..her relationship with the artist is what damaged her career……you are not Wendy Williams. It’s a game.. that’s all, a game.No Prize/Gift, just a GAME If you don’t like to play, keep it moving… but it’s a GAME.. Get it now????? ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttthat was funny lmao Im the one with the wig like Alicia Keys but better
chris's picture

Finally! Miss Jones is gone!

Finally! Miss Jones is gone! She is so ignorant and annoying. Who wants to start their day off listening to that crap? Well...I guess like-minded people do!
JMan's picture

Alicia is NOT anywhere near

Alicia is NOT anywhere near 27...lets try a higher number like 31 or 32!!! Ole girl is older than her retirement age!!!! LMAO at retiring at 30!!!B!@&$ Please!!!!
honeypie's picture

oh yeah i forgot, you need

oh yeah i forgot, you need the LOOKS too! oh well, we'll see!
Valenne's picture

[quote comment="131382"]Well

[quote comment="131382"]Well I don't care either way, we don't hear them in DC. Did she ever release her book? Did anyone read it?[/quote] Godiva, she did release her book and I actually bought it. But I'll gladly mail it to you if you like! LOL It wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be although I was entertained by her stories of how girls were trying to jump her when she was younger because they were hating on her.
LJ's picture

There is a LOT of good artist

There is a LOT of good artist that are waiting to be noticed and produced. Sorry but major labels only want ine big artist at the time so basically, one has to go to be replaced and i know that they would have another TALENT that is waiting for her chance!!! Alicia would always be Alicia! I wish, we could have powerful label that would put good black music out there and not only focus on Alicia, Beyonce etc...! if you can hang out on myspace, there are some REAL TALENT. Like this jazmine sullivan! What are they waiting for??????
Valenne's picture

I want to retire at 30 and

I want to retire at 30 and travel too
Lola Am's picture

[quote comment="131384"]I

[quote comment="131384"]I still don't get the 1... 2 and top 10 in the post shit. Do you get a prize? I mean whats the big deal.....being first, but you still ain't saying nothing about the topic. IDK....just don't get it. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. SMH.....Sheessh Anyway Ms. Jones needs to give it a rest.....her relationship with the artist is what damaged her career......you are not Wendy Williams.[/quote] It's a game.. that's all, a game.No Prize/Gift, just a GAME If you don't like to play, keep it moving... but it's a GAME.. Get it now?????
Damn!!!'s picture

i look better than alicia

i look better than alicia keys
chris's picture

I got on a wig lmao

I got on a wig lmao
chris's picture

I have a wig on like alicia

I have a wig on like alicia keys im in style
chris's picture

Isn't Miss Jones the radio

Isn't Miss Jones the radio personality that dissed Bootz, New York, and Miss Info?
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