Hot Press: Cassie Bares All, Paula Abdul Admits Drug Addiction & Michael Jackson Gets Sued
Thursday, May 7, 2009 12:00AM
Hot off the press this week Cassie bares her itty bitties, Aretha Franklin is the mad hatter, Paula Abdul spills on her pill popping problem, Jacko's "Thriller" co-star goes in for the kill and TLC secrets come to light.
Twitter Titty Bop
The latest scandal to break out of the Bad Boy Entertainment camp involves 22-year-old "Must Be Love" singer Cassie and her pierced nipples hitting the net late Wednesday night. Rapper Fabolous broke the news via Twitter:
"Ok my twiggas, ur dreams have been fulfilled. We hav[e] topless pics of Cassie."
Cassie also took to her twitter about the incident responding:
"It seems someone has hacked into my computer... that's real foul and evil. Now stop acting like you haven't seen a titty before."
Rebel Talking ... I guess shaving half her head wasn't enough! Now that the topless pictures have leaked, what other publicity stunt can she pull to keep people paying attention?
No Expiration "Date"
You know times are hard when retired models start suing over work they did twenty years ago. According to TMZ, Ola Ray is suing Michael Jackson and his production company over royalties she says she never received for playing his date in the "Thriller" video.
We spoke to Ola Ray's attorney who tells us the former Playboy Playmate is suing for breach of contract because she claims she never got her cut of the "Thriller" profits. We're told Ola's not sure exactly how much she's owed -- her accountants will figure that out.
Rebel Talking ... She should have sued Michael before he went broke fighting molestation lawsuits. These days Ola Ray would be lucky to get a couple of bottles of activator and some old gloves out of MJ.
Apparently the Detroit hat maker responsible for Aretha Franklin's inaugural chapeau never heard a little ditty called "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" because Franklin, whose known for beefing with Beyonce, Tina Turner and everyone in-between went all "you must not know bout me" on a Detroit radio station talking about how she feels she should get royalties from the sale of hats similar to the custom one from Mr. Song Millinery. According to Rhymes With Snitch:
Aretha went to the Kentucky Derby last week wearing another Song hat but when she was asked who made it, she said she didn't know. Meow!
Rebel Talking ... Beyonce might be a boss, Rihanna might be edgy, but the original ReRe put the damn D in DIVA. Mama don't take no mess!
Most folks probably don't need to read US Weekly to figure out that Paula Abdul has been on one, but the tabloid recently dedicated some space to the singer's not so shocking admission that she's nursed a longtime love for prescription painkillers that is so severe it could have been deadly:
Abdul, 46, says she turned to a combination of painkillers -- including regular shots of lidocaine -- and Chinese medicine to get her through her grueling routines.
"I couldn't cancel my tour. I didn't want anyone to count me out," she says in June's Ladies' Home Journal. "I tried to keep everything hush-hush." Adds Abdul, "I'm an old school professional. Never let them see...... you sweat."
Abdul suffered debilitating pain caused by an unusual series of accidents, including a cheerleading mishap at 17 that injured a disc in her neck, and by 2005, she was diagnosed with "reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome," a chronic neurological disorder that causes severe pain. Abdul says she wore a patch that delivered a pain medication about 80 times more potent than morphine and took a nerve medication to relieve her symptoms. Sometimes she also took a muscle relaxer.
"I could have killed myself," Abdul tells the magazine. "Withdrawal - it's the worst thing. I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain. It was excruciating."
Rebel Talking ... "Straight Up Now" Paula, do you really expect us to believe you're off the drugs?
What About Your Friends?
This weekend GossipJacker went in on TLC members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes spreading old rumors about the girls early career and high school days. Some former friend of T-Boz spilled all the beans - largely focusing on her jones for woman beaters and occasional klepto habits:
She was always attracted to abusive men. She was supposed to graduate in 1988 from Campbell High School, in Fairburn, GA but she missed so many days from her hospitalizations that she graduated the next year from College Park High School. I found out later that the majority of her hospitalizations was due to her ex-boyfriend, Troy Long aka "Paco", beating the crap out of her...Tionne was a shoplifter as well.
Chilli also didn't get off lightly, as the story details her freaky ways:
I thought it was scandalous because I remember when Dallas and Vee spent a lot of time in Minneapolis with Prince and Dallas has a son with Rozonda. So that is just crazy to me that she gets down like that. But she was known to be a nympho in high school and that is why Tionne wanted to fight her. She had been creeping with Troy.
And even the late Left Eye had a spotlight shined on her drinking problem:
Any poster, that grew up in Atlanta, was aware of Lisa's record. She was arrested at the Turner Field stadium for public drunkiness and she was the type that wouldn't cause any trouble but would tell you what was on her mind when she was intoxicated.
Rebel Talking ... It kills me how you don't have to even have an album out or sh*t even be ALIVE and people will still talk about you - and what you did in high school.