We Heard WHAT? - We Heard WHAT? January 24

2008-01-24 12:49
Winehouse cracks up, again
Amy Winehouse reportedly went off the chains outside a London prison recently after her husband demanded a divorce. The disturbed 'Rehab' singer lashed out at photographers outside Pentonville Prison after a tense meeting with husband Blake, who’s been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and grievous bodily harm (GBH). Amy seemed up for some GBH of her own and had to be taken back to her waiting car by police reports BangShowbiz. Apparently she tried to provoke a fight with the paparazzi. So what got her knickers in a twist? Well, Bang Showbiz reckons that Blake’s mama wants him to tell Amy to get lost. According to Amy’s dad however, Winehouse wants to stand by her man no matter what. So what are we to make of those ‘shocking’ images of Amy smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine at her London home at 5am the day after her fracas with her husband. Easy: this girl is literally cracking up. Why else head off to Jamaica to channel the “spirit of Bob Marley” into her music. Hello? That’s right. Showbiz reports that Amy will be working with the late legend’s son, Damien on the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Back to Black LP. Hopefully the collab will bring her back to earth with a ‘gong’.

Jill living it up
Seems like Jilly from Philly will be re-mixing her smash hit “He Loves Me” really soon. The neo-soul diva is not letting her divorce from Lyzel Williams get her down. Girlfriend was seen at the BET awards with Lamman Rucker reports Ybf.com. Mr Fine happens to be Ms Scott’s on-screen lover in upcoming flick Why Did I get Married?. Meanwhile Browsista.com. also has some skinny that the singer-cum-actress is set to appear in Allure Magazine’s annual “Nude Issue”. Hmm…neo-soul nudity? Now THAT ought to be interesting. “I did a nude photo shoot tow days ago for Allure, which I loved. It was so empowering and the staff members of Allure congratulated me for breaking the mold’’ explained Scott. Go girl show ‘em what you got!

Diddy looking for the perfect one
P. Diddy may have split with long-term partner and mother of his three children Kim Porter, but right now he’s searching for a new personal assistant with a “whatever it takes attitude” says Bang Showbiz. The corporate hip-hop mogul put up a 1200 word advert for an “on-call, TRUE 24/7 position” with a lengthy list of requirements the Bad Boy Chairman’s PA must have. The advert states: “The successful applicant will serve as a personal liaison between the Chairman and his family and will ensure that all personal aspects of Chairman's life are covered. Keep him on time and anticipate his needs in order to ensure that all the information he requires is always at hand.” Showbiz adds that Diddy demands his new PA to have “a TYPE A personality, commitment to excellence and unwavering loyalty.” Who does Diddy think he is, Donald Trump?
Maybe so, see Sean Combs also wants his new PA to be highly-networked up in New York. We’re talking top restaurants, nightclubs, chefs….blah blah bling! Still, if you’re interested in giving Diddy a hand send your applications to Bad Boy

Steve’s life a Soap Opera
Beeld reports that Steve Hofmeyr tried to save his marriage because he couldn’t afford to divorce his wife Natasha Sutherland as it would have left him bankrupt. Steve’s ex-mistress, Janine van de Vyver is suing the singer because he broke his promise to marry her and start a family. Even more shocking was her revealing that she was pregnant with Steve’s child but they decided to have the baby aborted. Hofmeyr already has three children out of wedlock as well as two children with wife, Natasha. The soapie just never ends.

Ogling and Googling
Eish it’s really tough being a superstar, hey?! First it was R&B diva Mariah Carey who was reportedly trying out speed dating. Now Pop star Kylie Minogue is allegedly in the man-finding Google mix. Showbiz reports that the pop diva uses Google to find out which hunky male celebrities are available since splitting from French beefcake Olivier Martinez. Kylie shares her Google love search practice with sister Dannii who revealed she fell for soul singer Robin Thicke after seeing him on TV, and was going to make a move until she discovered he was married. “I typed his name into Google and was really upset to find out he is already married she revealed. Kylie's conclusion? “I enjoy dating, so I'm not totally alone. Don't worry about it.” We are not worried at all girl – we know you’ll be hooked up really soon.

R&B baby mama drama
R&B singer and Muvhango actress Elle says she broke off her engagement to ‘promiscuous’ kwaito singer Brickz because of his string of affairs reports Sunday World. Elle aka Lebogang Tisane, was supposed to marry Brickz late last year but just couldn’t tolerate Brickz’s cheating ass. Elle reached the limit when reports about Brickz expecting twins with a woman called Dikelelo Pitso, who later miscarried. Brickz had simultaneously impregnated his ex-girlfriend Lindiwe Nkosi who gave birth to a baby boy in November. The boy was named Cleo after Brickz’s mentor DJ Cleo. “I was shocked when there were babies popping out left, right and centre” she declared. Elle also revealed that her parents refused to return Brickz’s ilobolo. Well we can’t really blame their anger but eish, they must just give the money back!

- Gugulethu Mkhabela
Sourced:Bang Showbiz; Brown Sista.com; Sunday World; Beeld

What weird 'n wonderful music biz gossip do we have this week? Well, how does Amy Winehouse cracking up, neo-soul sister Jill Scott going nude, Bad Boy P. Diddy pimping for a PA and the latest adventure in Steve Hofmeyr's soap opera grab you?

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