Hot Press: Beyonce Accused Of Stealing, Janet Jackson "Sick" Of Touring, Rev. Run's Daughters Score New Show, Michael Jackson Dated Marcia Brady?
Wednesday, Oct 15, 2008 10:49AM
Hot off the press this week Janet Jackson is still too sick to "Rock Witchu", Beyonce caught jacking songs, Vanessa and Angela Simmons get a spin off and Jacko got busy with a Brady?
If you believe Fox News *smirk* Beyonce and her Dadager (Dad/manager for the slow folks) have been "strong arming" songwriters for publishing rights. The latest word is that Bey jacked her new single "If I Were A Boy" from a young unsigned singer by the name of BC Jean. BC allegedly wrote the melody and lyrics for the song, which is the first single off Bey's third album I Am...
The grapevine is claiming that BC didn't even realize the song her song had been swiped until recently. She originally recorded a dozen or so songs with German producer Toby Gad for his album, but Gad walked away with them and shopped them to major artists instead.
Now insiders tongues are wagging that Matthew Knowles aggressively pursued the publishing rights to the potential hit record with the goal of getting the rights to the song and putting Beyonce's name on the writing credits. According to sources, part of the deal is that the two singers will duet on BC Jean's debut album once she gets her own recording deal.
Rebel Talking... Whoa Bey, maybe you should change your album title to I Am... A Thief. Just sayin'! If this ain't some mess straight outta Dreamgirls...
Sicka Than Your Average
Janet Jackson's "Rock Witchu" tour doesn't seem to be starting back up anytime soon after grinding to an abrupt halt after Janet's hospitalization in Montreal weeks ago.
According to New York's Daily News, the singer has once again postponed a series of performances, this time due to a doctor's orders. Jackson was scheduled to resume concerts on Monday night at Turning Stone Resort in New York after canceling a slew of shows over the weekend in Connecticut but at the last minute, a message posted on the website of the casino and resort said that the show had been canceled at the advice of Jackson's doctor. Since then, she's postponed several shows, including her appearance at Madison Square Garden this Thursday.
All dates on her "Rock Witchu" will be rescheduled, though, according to promoters. Strangely enough, everyone has been staying mum on just what exactly is wrong with Janet. [Update - Janet's sickness revealed here]
Rebel Talking... Janet, you have some 'splaining to do. Fess up, are you carrying Jermaine's troll baby?
"Run's House" fans should be happy to hear that Rev. Run's oldest daughters have their own reality series on the way. Angela and Vanessa Simmons have confirmed their new MTV spin-off "Daddy's Girls," which will follow their "lives in L.A. and what's going on with us," since leaving the nest behind. Expect exciting adventures such as the girls work evolving 'Pastry' shoe and clothing line into another more grown-up brand, Vanessa continuing to pursue her acting dreams and Angela serving as executive editor of her magazine Angela's Rundown while also giving music a try.
Rebel Talking... Love the Simmons family, but this ish sounds more boring than "The Hills". Maybe Bow Wow can liven up the set with some of those adult film actresses he's been hanging out with on "Entourage."
Is it possible that Michael Jackson made songs like "Dirty Diana" and "Bad" for "Brady Bunch" blonde Maureen McCormick - aka Marcia Brady?
In a new memoir McCormick reveals she was a cocaine fiend who swapped sex for drugs, partied at the Playboy Mansion, bedded screen sibling Greg Brady and dated comedian Steve Martin and singer Michael Jackson. McCormick, 52, dishes the salacious secrets in her new book Here's The Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice.
The tell-all tome hits bookstore shelves Tuesday and shreds what the actress describes as the "unreal perfection" of her television teen queen.
Rebel Talking... Here's the story of a lying lady... Marcia must've been "really high" if she thought she was dating Michael Jackson. Then again, cocaine is a helluva drug.
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