T.I. has been released from Arkansas prison after serving seven months of a year and a day sentence. Unfortunately, he’s not quite free, yet. He will finish the remainder of his sentence, three months, in a half-way house closer to his home in Atlanta. I’m sure Tameka “Tiny” Cottle is singing Mariah Carey’s, All I want for Christmas Is You. Welcome home T.I. and Merry Christmas Tiny.
T.I. lawyer confirmed the release, and TMZ reported it earlier today:
T.I.’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that the rapper is expected to report to Dismas Charities Atlanta West in Georgia tonight — where he’ll live in a halfway house for the next three months.
After his sentence is completed, T.I. still has to complete 500 hours of community service and 23 days of home incarceration.
I can hear Lil Wayne in the background (I’m going in) when I watch the preview for tonight’s episode of the Bad Girls Club. On the last episode, Natalie Nunn punched Kendra in the face, and Kendra allowed Natalie Nunn to stay in the house by forgiving her (ratings). We all know Kendra just wanted the VIP hook-up with Marcus T. Paulk. I knew Kendra was a star-struck groupie when she said Marcus was sexy and just her type. Marcus is the kid who played Myles (the little brother) on Moesha, but he’s all grown up now.
Other than proclaiming she smashed the homie Chris Brown, Natalie Nunn has been busy running the Bad Girls house, and running Kendra. But tonight, Natalie may have crossed the line when she calls Portia, the other black roommate, a bad mother. I don’t why Natalie decided to go there, but Portia who has remained quiet and mild-mannered turned into a psycho (snapped). Here is a preview of what’s to come tonight at : (I can’t believe Oprah allows this mess on her network Oxygen)
NSFW: (Not Safe For Work) - You may want to turn the volume down, the words used in this clip will get you fired. The video is available after the jump, just press “continue reading”
Nick Cannon and his wife, Mariah Carey, were spotted shopping together. Dressed in their best Christmas get-up, the two were seen looking cozy with a Gucci bag. I feel like this is a Hallmark moment for some reason…I’m trying to take Gabrielle Union’s advice and be more positive and uplifting, so no more cougar and cub jokes, please get them out of my head…Instead I will say “black” love is beautiful…
Rihanna was spotted in LAX airport right as she exited the plane. I don’t know if the paparazzi stalks all airplane terminals in Los Angeles, or if someone leaks her flight itinerary to the press. No matter the case Rihanna was spotted at the airport arriving…I’m loving those boots. See, I managed to make two posts without being negative. I’m uplifting, now!
Source: Hits Daily Double
Alicia Keys did not get the top spot, but only because Susan Boyle is freakishly dominating the charts, but she did have a great debut week. Element of Freedom sold nearly 406,000 units to take the #2 spot. Although, Element of Freedom falls short of the numbers produced by As I Am, it’s still one of the best debuts this year. It certainly did better than Chris Brown and Rihanna combined, unlike I predicted (eating crow). In fact Chris Brown’s album fell hard (yea yea yea) to the #32 spot.
I guess Karma is on Alicia’s side, and her album sales are proof. Congratulations Alicia Keys, although I’m not necessarily a fan, it’s great to see R&B on top (#noshade).
Element of Freedom reviews were mixed, with many people saying it lacked depth, but flowed well. Alicia Keys for the very time in her career was surrounded by controversy regarding her alleged affair with Swizz Beatz. In a recent interview with Telegraph UK, Alicia Keys says she was emotionally connected to this album and that people don’t know anything about her or her relationships (except for what Mashonda and Swizz Beatz told us on twitter):
But I think that, in the past, there was a lot more of an extreme caution. I put up a wall against myself, and I know for a fact that I’ve purposely broken that wall down – for my own wellbeing and to be able to be connected to my feelings and my thoughts and my emotions, and not to have to put on this, kind of, emotionless armour. It was like Teflon, and really, I used to put it on all the time. But I don’t wanna be that person.’
People don’t know me for whatever silly rumour or lie they heard, or for silly gossip magazine c—,’ she says. ‘I’m fortunate; that’s not what my life circles around. From the beginning I’ve had to juggle and weigh the silly things people say – and I’ve learned that they’re meaningless and they’re mostly inaccurate. So I don’t worry about it, because there’s nothin’ for me to deal with. I know exactly the person that I am and I feel very proud of who that person is.’
There’s too much darkness in the world. Everywhere you turn, someone is tryin’ to tear someone down in some way; everywhere you go, there’s a feeling of inadequacy, or a feeling that you’re not good enough. I want to bring a certain light to the world. And that’s what I’ll do from now until forever – until my last breath.’