Hot Press: Kelis Caught On Tape W/ Another Man?, New Winehouse Tunes "Sensational," Keri Hilson Debut Pushed To '09, Chilli "Too Spicy" For VH1

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008 10:04AM

Written by SOHH Soul Rebel


Hot off the press this week Keri Hilson gets pushed back again, Chilli hits the reality show meat market, Amy Winehouse hits a HIGH note and Kelis allegedly gets caught on camera creeping.

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Low "Energy"

After a year of promoting, it's been announced that Keri Hilson's long awaited solo debut In A Perfect World won't be coming out this year. The Zone 4/Mosley Music Group/Interscope release has been pushed to early 2009.

In an interview with Billboard Hilson described the set as "a bit more R&B" than what folks may know from her songwriting, adding that the project relates to everyone who has something incomplete or something they'd like to change about themselves:

"I didn't want to do an album that painted me perfect," she said. "What's missing in music is just that: showing the vulnerable side of women, the real. Showing women you can be yourself. You don't have to walk around like your sh*t doesn't stink."

Rebel Talking... Can't speak on your sh*t but after seeing them hammertoes this summer we BEEN known you're not perfect Keri!!!

Flavor of Chilli

If you believe the online rumor mill, TLC singer Chilli is the new Flavor Flav. Check out the following press release circulated on several websites:

Are you man enough to be Chilli's new boyfriend?

VH1 and the producers of "American Idol" are currently searching for Atlanta's hottest men to compete for a chance at romancing Chilli, the sexy talent from the Grammy-award winning group TLC.

If you're 21+, live in the general Atlanta area, and think you have the moves to sweep the legendary R&B artist off her feet, submit the following to [email protected]:

1. : Name, Age and Location

2. : Phone #

3. : Current Pictures

4. : Explain why you think you're man enough to impress Chilli


Entertainment Weekly has put the kibosh on rumors however with comments from Chilli's rep:

"Unfortunately, we weren't involved with the casting company that started this rumor. Chilli is currently in talks with several networks on developing a series of lifestyle-oriented shows. We have not discussed her actually starring in a particular show. The casting company has misrepresented the theme," while a VH1 insider adds: "Sounds like they're still shopping the show."

Rebel Talking... Ouch, after failing to seal the deal with Usher, Marlon Wayans and Dallas Austin, Chilli can't even get any TLC from the fame-starved reality star wannabees that flock to VH1?

Caught Out There

Last month Wendy Williams sparked rumors of a sex tape starring R&B vixen Kelis getting it on with another man by claiming on her show that she has a copy of the explicit footage. Sources claim the tape shows rapper/songwriter Infared - filming Kelis as she slept after their alleged sexual encounter. He even reportedly gets at Nas by boasting into the camera "Handle your mother f**king business. I got your b**ch here, she getting naked."

Now Infared, who has worked with Jadakiss and Eve, confirms in a tabloid that he enjoyed an "encounter" with Kelis. Adding "I don't know (if she was married). She wasn't wearing a wedding ring."

Rebel Talking... Damn, life really is a b*tch, huh Nas? (Meanwhile I'm actually praying K didn't let this loser near her milkshake).

High Hopes

Amy Winehouse is barely out of the hospital but her manager Lucian Grange has already proclaimed demos for the singer's third album as "sensational."

Winehouse is currently recording the follow-up to her 2006 album Back To Black, which has yet to be titled. Speaking to BBC 6Music, Grange said: "I've heard some demos and I've heard some simple acoustic songs that she's played me in my office on acoustic guitar, and what I've heard has been sensational."

Grange adds that he strongly believes Winehouse will return better than ever.

"Of course, because I'm an optimist and I believe in her," he said. "I believe in her as a person and I certainly believe in her as an artist and that's what I hope for."

Rebel Talking... Key word here is MANAGER. He doesn't make money unless she does so he'd say anything that will help sell albums. Perhaps if he could MANAGE to keep her away from drugs he'd be more believable.

But while you Beyonce fans were downloading I Am... Sasha Fierce we were feeling bad for disappointed Janet Jackson fans who won't get to see her now that her postponed dates have been canceled and sending our prayers out to Jennifer Hudson, who laid her mother, brother and nephew to rest this week and Shakir Stewart's family. 

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