By Florence Anthony
Ever since Lil Wayne got out of Rikers Island there have been numerous fake concert and nightclub bookings. XXLMag.com reports someone is actually impersonating Lil Wayne’s co-manager Cortez Bryant, and using “phony email addresses” for financial gain. The rapper’s representative has released the following statement: “The individuals have been targeting independent promoters across the nation in an attempt to solicit dates for a Lil Wayne headlined tour featuring artists such as Nicki Minaj, Drake, Birdman and others for spring 2011.
Tongues are wagging that Raven Symone, who has built an empire in the entertainment world, since we first saw her as a little tyke on “The Cosby Show” and before blossoming into a gorgeous young woman on “That’s So Raven”, will be back on TV with ABC Family’s “The Great State of Georgia” – portraying a Southern actress trying to make it in the hard theatre world of the Big Apple.
Since Chad Ochocinco and VH1 “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozado recently announced their engagement and the Cincinnatti Bengal put an 10 carat engagement ring on her, I’ve been joking that now Lozado will jump over to “Football Wives.” However, that won’t be necessary. According to sources close to the couple, VH1 has offered them their own reality show. The project would revolve around the coosome twosome’s post-engagement relationship leading up to their wedding, even though rumor has it neither of them are that anxious to waltz down the aisle. Friends say they are very interested…but want to make sure the money is right.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, after Brandy was booted from “Dancing With the Stars” last week, a solid source at the show said: “People here went crazy. Not only was everyone stunned that Bristol Palin made it to the finals. It just made everyone realize the voting system really needs to be changed. This is going to lead to a reworking of the entire system. there definitely will be a restraining to give the judges’ votes more weight. The source is stressed that everyone on the show thinks “Bristol is a very nice girl, but this show is about dancing and not politics. Brandy is far more talented than Bristol when it comes to dancing.”
When reports first surfaced that Eva Longoria and Tony Parker were splitting up, sources said it was because Tony had been sexting with his teammate’s wife – a bad move for any hubby. But, apparently Eva hasn’t hasn’t been such an angel hereself and is partly to blame for their failed marriage. Sources are telling Popeater’s Rob Schuter that Eva lost motivation to visit her hubby in Texas after the first year of their marriage. Supposedly, she got too wrapped up in the Hollywood scene in Los Angeles, and didn’t want to leave. Says a source: “All Eva wanted to do was be with Tony and build a life together, but things started to change as she got more and more sucked into the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle.” Sources say she would tell Tony that she had important meetings in Hollywood – and then meetings in Hollywood – and then he would see pictures of her and her friends out at restaurants and clubs. That’s when Tony realized he couldn’t compete.