Cops Called To Nicki Minaj’s House

There was a big confrontation at Nicki Minaj’s house in Hollywood moments ago … and it got so bad the cops came … TMZ has learned.

Here’s the backstory. Law enforcement tells us, a couple of weeks ago, Nicki’s maid took a photo of the singer out of the trash and then asked Nicki to sign it. Nicki got pissed and fired her.

Cops tell us, the maid did come back today, and Nicki became enraged and ordered her to leave. Now here’s where the stories are a bit conflicting. One source says — contrary to what the cops say — Nicki actually made a mistake, saw another maid and assumed she was the one Nicki had fired.

We have had multiple people involved in the incident tell us … the maid Nicki confronted was NOT the same maid she fired a few weeks ago. It was a case of mistaken identity.

Either way, Nicki’s boyfriend got in the act and began pushing the maid with his body. The maid’s boss called the cops and filed a battery report.

The cops came and the maid asked to make a citizen’s arrest, but eventually decided against it so no one was taken into custody.

Travel AND Get Paid

Get Paid to Travel – Travel Websites that Pay for Articles

Want to get paid to travel? If you’re interested in sharing your travel experiences, there are several travel websites that accept pitches from freelance writers. Here are a few of them, and what they pay per word or post. If you know of any other great sites for freelancers — that either pay or publish for experience — please let us know in the comments as we’re planning to expand this list! Also: We plan to do a “How to Pitch” series with some of these websites, so stay tuned!

Travel Websites That Pay for Freelance Articles and Posts

Lost Girls World The Lost Girls – Lost Girls – Lost Girls World http://www.lostgirlsworld.com/ ($12 per Travel Guide or “Pitching 101″ article)

Jaunted; The Pop Culture Travel Guide || Jaunted http://www.jaunted.com/ ($15 posts video posts)

Hotel Chatter Hotel Reviews, Hotel Ratings, Hotel Openings || HotelChatter http://www.hotelchatter.com/($15 posts and video posts)

Oyster Locals www.locals.oyster.com http://blog.oyster.com/category/locals/ ($25 per post)

GoNomad; Alternative Travel, Around the World travel, Destination Guides, Travel Articles on GoNOMAD.com | GoNOMAD.com http://www.gonomad.com/

BoostnAll; BootsnAll Indie Travel : RTW Tickets, Travel Inspiration & Deals. Cheap tickets, hotels & hostels., $30 to $50

New York Times, “In Transit”; Travel News – In Transit Blog – NYTimes.com $50 per post

AOL Travel; Travel Guides and Information – AOL Travel ($250 – $400 for 750 words)

Transitions Abroad; Portal for Work Abroad, Study Abroad, Cultural Travel and Living Overseas, $50 to $150 per piece

Slate; slate.com; $.50 per word

Trip.com; www.trip.com; $.75 per word

Budget Travel; Budget Travel | Travel Deals, Travel Tips, Vacation Ideas $.50 to $1 per word

Fashionable Bride; www.fashionablebride.com; $1 per word

MSN; www.msn.com; $1 per word

Travel and Leisure; www.travelandleisure.com; $1,000 per article

AARP; www.aarp.com; $1.70 per word

Galavanting; www.gogalavanting.com; $15 for all published pieces except features, which net $50

Unanchor: www.unanchor.com; $100 per self-guided tour itinerary

Locationless Living www.locationlessliving.com; $10 per 250 word article

Travel sites that accept submissions for experience, rather than a payment

Nat Geo Intelligent Travel http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/intelligenttravel/

Pink Pangea Pink Pangea | the community for women travelers

Huffington Post Travel; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/travel/

Source:
Get Paid to Travel the World – Travel Writing Tips | The Lost Girls http://www.lostgirlsworld.com/2011/01/travel-freelancing/

Jim Jones Speaks On His Altercation In Harlem

Hopefully Jimmy won’t be trying to hem anyone else up like in the above picture again….

Ok so Yesterday rumors were running rampant that Rap artist Jim Jones was jumped by his I guess former manager and new Love & Hip Hop cast mate Yandy Smith’s boyfriend and co. Jim Jones finally tells his side in an exclusive from Miss Info:

Yesterday, rumors hit the net claiming that Jim Jones was jumped in Harlem while leaving the studio. He allegedly got into a verbal argument with a man who is said to be the boyfriend of Jim’s ex-manager, Yandy Smith. After the verbal argument, the fight turned sinister as Jim was chased and then robbed by a group of men that are believed to have been with the man who is alleged to be Yandy’s boyfriend. Breakfast Club radio host Angela Yee claims that insiders close to Jim feel that the attack was orchestrated by Yandy.
Miss Info caught up with Jimmy last night and he confirmed that he was the victim of a ‘botched robbery’.
I was in Harlem alone when three men stepped to me. Well, the first guy, I beat the sh*t out of him, then the second guy jumped in with a metal pipe. I was so amped up, I didn’t even feel him hitting me with it. I was still putting a beating on the first guy, but when the third guy pulled out a gun, I got out of there. I left. Anyone with a brain would do the same.
Jim told Info that he thought that they were after his jewelry and it was stupid of him to have his jewelry while out in Harlem alone. As for the rumors that the incident were related to another beef, he dismissed it and said it wasn’t worth addressing.
Oh boy…

Miss Info Celebrity Drama Report on Hot97’s Funk Flex Show: Jim Jones shares his side of the Harlem altercation story…

Morning Wrap Up 10/25/2011

Allegedly, J-Hud broke off her engagement with fiance-Punk.  The internet is buzzing with rumors that Punk’s refusal to sign the prenuptial agreement was the game breaker.


Nas: My 17-year-old daughter was the initial reason I contemplated quitting rap.

“It’s crazy, because when she was young, she was a baby, I thought, Aw, man, I’m gonna quit this rap sh*t before she becomes old enough to even know what I’m doing, what I did for a living. I never thought that I’d be still doing it while she’s a teen, growing up. And I’m still in the game. It kind of f*cks me up,” Nas explained. “It’s weird as f*ck sometimes. But then, other times, it’s, like, perfect. It’s, like, I’m glad it worked out this way. ‘Cause then I would have to be telling her, “No, I really was a somebody in rap. Like, you got to believe me!” via sohh.com

Pharrell Williams continues to add onto his extensive resume, as he has unveiled plans to release a book in the near future entitled “Places & Spaces I’ve Been.”

While details are still coming together, the music hitmaker has teamed with fashion designer Ambra Medda for his latest project.

Given his air miles, it makes perfect sense that the Virginia Beach native is working on a book with Ambra Medda, co-founder and director of Design Miami and Design Miami/Basel — “Places & Spaces I’ve Been.” Having worked with Williams in the past, Paper magazine’s Kim Hastreiter said they will no doubt work together again. “He is gracious, smart, super handsome and has an amazing style and eye,” she said. via Panache

Introduction:

The internet is abuzz over Bill Duke’s upcoming documentary “Dark Girls.”  This film explores deep seeded issues of colorism in the black community. Private one night screenings of “Dark Girls,” is currently underway, in major cities. Bill Duke also directed “Cover,” and “Hoodlum.” Watch the trailer on my facebook page, outstanding!

Backstory:

“Dark Girls” takes a compelling look at the impact of colorism: a state of prejudice, conscious and unconscious, that causes both black people and white people to label as more beautiful or desirable or intelligent individuals with lighter shades of skin, particularly when it comes to black women. Few among people of color are unfamiliar with the saying: “If you are light, you are all right. If you are brown, you can stick around. If you are black, get back.” A writer in The Washington Post aptly described the phenomenon a few years ago as “the crazy aunt in the attic of racism.”

And it appears she may be getting crazier. Almost buried in the midst of the Oprah lovefest was the news that the huge protest generated last month by a Psychology Today article — purported to be a “scientific” examination of “Why Are Black Women Rated Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women but Black Men Are Rated Better Looking Than Other Men?” — resulted in the publication pulling the article from its Web site.

As important and necessary as this victory was, it provides small comfort when one considers that less than two years after Google executives apologized for a doctored picture, which gave Michelle Obama the facial features of an ape, after it showed up in a Google Images search. The offensive photo still remains available on the site for all to see.

Source: NY Magazine

Usher Sex Tape?

Sex Tape Allegations:

We heard about the Usher/Tameka sex tape, allegedly, Usher is affiliated with two other sex tapes.

The Usher sex tape (from a few years ago) reportedly features the R&B singer having sex with two women. According to a source that has allegedly seen the sex tape, the owner of a club introduced the singer to two women where he had performed. The source said, “The club owner wanted to show his gratitude, so he hooked him up with these ladies.” Reportedly, the tape shows a naked woman moaning “Ush” and TLC’s Waterfalls is playing in the background. The source that claims to have seen the entire tape said, “There’s no doubt its Usher. You can see him hamming it up for the camera.”

Unconfirmed rumors indicate that there is allegedly a sex tape of Usher and Naomi and it’s explosive! Sexual athletes at their best!

Both tapes were being shopped around to the highest bidder by David Hans Schmidt (above), the Phoenix based agent who has brokered naked photos of Amber Frey, Paula Jones, and Jessica Lynch said, “It could fetch a lot of money. Usher is extremely hot.”

Schmidt also bragged about having sex tapes of O.J. Simpson and Jamie Foxx.

Usher had no concerns regarding his tapes because they enhanced his image as a playboy.

Usher’s tapes were never released because David Hans Schmidt was found (hanged) in his apartment.

Schmidt raised eyebrows when he boasted that he had sex tapes featuring European and Middle Eastern-Heads Of States.  Before his death, he was struck over the head by a 2×4.

After his death, his collection of celebrity sex tapes disappeared.

SOURCE: PANACHE REPORT


Kardashians shocked by Obama Diss


As Per TMZ: The Kardashian clan says they were completely blindsided when Michelle Obama revealed that Barack doesn’t like when their daughters watch their reality show … insisting the President has them pegged all wrong.

The K-squad is telling friends … they read Michelle’s new interview with iVillage … in which she said, “Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians — when they watch that stuff — he doesn’t like that as much.”

We’re told the Kardashians were “surprised” by the news … because Obama personally told Khloe he thought “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” was a “great show” when they met last year.

In fact, the Kardashians believe Sasha and Malia could actually LEARN something from the show … because it features girls in real-life situations facing real-life problems … health, relationships, the whole gamut. =_=

Read More Here: http://www.tmz.com/2011/10/19/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-barack-michelle-obama-interview-daughters/

Celeb Candids 10/19/2011

Heidi Klum taking her boys to a Halloween party 10/15

Linda Evangelista and Gina Torres at Les Girls Annual event 10/17.

Mr & Mrs Kris and Kim Humphries front for the cameras Dine at SSTK in NYC 10/17

Stacy Kiebler and George Clooney Descendants premiere in Paris 10/18

Linsay Lohan arriving at court 10/19/2011

Mya @ Tongue & Groove-ATL…

Ryan Gosling hangs with Eva Mendes…

Happy Birthday Ne-Yo!!! <3 Artist Appreciation Blog!<3

Happy Birthday Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. aka Ne-Yo aka My Baby!!! One of the few artist that’s truly 1 in a million! <3

You deserve way more Grammy’s than that! Hopefully one day the world will remember and appreciate what good music is! -LadySteele YES I AM A STAN!

see more videos here: http://www.rantsofsteele.com/site/?q=node/187

LOVE & HIP HOP Season 2 #MeetYourCast #ILoveHipHop

It’s about that time again! Seems like it took forever but finally! Season 2 of Love & Hip-Hop is set to premiere Monday November 14th at 9pm on VH1! By now most of us are familiar with the cast from season 1 and for those of you who are not catch up on season 1’s blogs here: www.rantsofsteele.com.

Briefly put we left off with a barely there Mashonda literally with maybe a total of 30 mins of airtime for the whole season. The outgoing Chrissy (Jim Jones BM) bullying begging proposing to Jim Jones Behind Mama Jones back with the help of the low key shady Olivia. Somaya Reece’s career working on launching a career and um yeah…still waiting. Emily whining about Fab every chance she got but still not leaving  and 1 single from Olivia…

Fast Forward, Season 2 is now about to commence and most of the cast is still the same but we do have some new faces:

Chrissy, Jim Jones self made Fiance is returning to season 2! Hopefully we get to see what exactly is going on with those nuptials!

Former 1st Lady of G-Unit Olivia also makes her return to season 2! Can’t lie, the girl looks flawless!

Somaya Reece also returns for season 2!  That’s all I have to say! :/

Emily Bustamante, Girlfriend mother of rapper Fabolous child makes her return to the series. We shall see if she finally grew a pair!

Kimbella! Mother of  rapper Juelz Santana’s  child A newbie but I’m sure she will definitely make her mark! The season has yet to begin and already rumors of a past fling with Fabolous….Messy, Messy, Messy….

Newbie Yandy Smith! Jim Jones manager. This should be interesting……

I noticed that Mashonda is missing and also it was rumored that Tiera Marie would be cast but oh well, this will most definitely do! Season 2 will give us 10 hr long episodes every Monday at 9 on VH1! you guys already know I’m going to be posted up like

Rihanna in Trouble for Feeling Up Strippers

The pop superstar, 23, could not keep her hands off the topless performers — and even thrust her HEAD between one of the women’s legs.

It needled the doormen at Stringfellows in London where Rihanna had gone with baseball star Matt Kemp, 27, and the rest of her entourage.

A source said yesterday: “Rihanna couldn’t resist paying for a dance and loved watching the girls in action.

“Bouncers weren’t happy as she was repeatedly touching them, ignoring all warnings.

“At one point she thrust her head between the legs of one of the dancers.”

Rude Boy star Rihanna hired a private booth at Stringfellows on Wednesday.

READ MORE: http://www.timeslive.co.za/Feeds/2011/10/16/rihanna-gets-stuck-into-lap-dancers