By Florence Anthony
Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z and Beyonce’ Knowles were spotted tooling down New York City’s West Side Highway on Friday in a convertible Bentley with the top down. Out for a nice Indian Summer day spin, the couple had no security with them. Jay was behind the steering wheel while Bey sat comfortably next to him looking superstar glamorous with a scarf draped over her hair, and huge sunglasses shielding the sun from her eyes.
According to TMZ, Brandy is leading the pack of this season’s “Dancing With The Stars” contestants. Spies say that Brandy has “raw, natural talent — and the talk among the dancers is that she’s going to “blow the competition out of the water” when the new season finally debuts. In fact, rumor has it that there are certain moves that took past “Dancing With The Stars” contestants months to learn……but Brandy mastered those in just a couple of days.
Rap star T.I. has reportedly been ordered to appear before a federal judge in Atlanta and explain why his probation should not be revoked because of his recent arrest in Los Angeles. The summons was signed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr., who sentenced T.I. for firearms violations. The order, signed by T.I.’s probation officer, lists three possible violations of his bond…..possession of ecstasy on September 1, testing positive for opiates on September 2, associating on September 1 with Cortez Thomas, a convicted felon. Pannell did not set a date for the hearing.
Tongues are wagging that Kim Kardashian and her mom Kris Jenner spent over $100,000 on handbags at Hermes in Paris last week – and they dropped it all on seven purses. Kim also bought herself a rare crocodile-skin purse from the upscale French boutique —– with a price tag of $30,000. This is the same boutique that refused entry to Oprah Winfrey when the talk show mogul attempted to shop in the store as they were closing early to prepare for a private event. Oprah had intentions of purchasing a watch for Tina Turner, with whom she was dining with, later that evening.
Word is Aretha Franklin is hoping that Halle Berry will play her in her autobiographical movie, “From These Roots.” In addition to feeling that Halle would be “a good choice,” Aretha also wants Denzel Washington to play the role of her father. Nia Long and Terrence Howard are also reportedly being considered to star in the film.