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“Diddy Gives Biggie Biopic Two Thumbs Up”

By: Always Young, Never Restless

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(The Boombox) Though we haven’t seen the critics’ reviews yet, Notorious B.I.G. biopic, ‘Notorious’ already has one huge supporter in the Brooklyn great’s former partner Sean “Diddy” Combs, formerly known as Puff Daddy. As the Bad Boy chief told MTV, “Truth be told, I was blown away by the movie. I was entertained by the movie. The movie is what was happening. Can’t no critics speak on it. I’m telling you, that’s my life right there. That’s what it was. That’s what was happening.”

This is high praise coming from a star who is far from easily pleased, and it’s a difficult subject altogether due to Big’s place in the rap cannon, but ever since we heard Cheo Hodari Coker (who also wrote a stellar Biggie biography) was penning the film, we’ve been excited about its release.

“At the end of the movie, it messed me up,” Diddy added. “I was messed up for two weeks. It made you miss him in the right way. It made you count your blessings. It’s definitely a tear-jerker. It’s definitely a movie you’re gonna be dancing in, crying in, you’re gonna love it. You’re gonna wanna see it again.”

‘Notorious’ will be released on January 13th. It stars Angela Basset, rapper Gravy (Jamal Woolard) as Big, and Derek Luke as Puff, who you know must have done his thing, otherwise we’d have heard about it. The soundtrack for the film is looking pretty juicy as well, with a collaboration between Big and his son CJ (ala Natalie and Nat King Cole) so look out for that.

I will have to check this one out for myself….We Shall See!!!!

December 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

“Usher & Tameka Welcome New Baby Boy”

By: Always Young, Never Restless

 

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Hey Readers….it has definitely been a while since I have written….Anyways….Enjoy

People.com reports “Usher and Tameka Raymond welcomed their second son, Naviyd Ely Raymond, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2:33 a.m. weighing 5 lbs., 13 oz.,” says the rep. “Tameka and the baby are doing fine.”

Naviyd joins older brother Usher Raymond V, who turned 1 on Nov. 26. The parents married in 2007. Tameka, 37, also has three sons from a previous relationship.

A source tells PEOPLE that Usher was at his wife’s side during the delivery.

Last month, he told Access Hollywood that his soon-to-arrive baby was “one of the best Christmas gifts there is to have.”

“I’m so proud to be a father by the time I’m 30,” Usher (who hit the big 3-0 in October) told PEOPLE back in August. “I’d hate to be 80 years old and not be able to run with my kids. I need to still be able to do flips when they’re in high school!”

Well Congrats Ush and Tameka!!!!

December 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment