According to the New York Daily News, the comedian requested a phone interview with Miss Jones to promote this week’s release of his film “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” on DVD, but when the conversation turned toward his abrupt exit from Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show,” he refused to open his mouth.
When Miss Jones brought up the TV show, Chappelle sounded distracted as he declined to talk about it. He then said: “I’m trying to play Gandhi.”
When Miss Jones’ sidekick Michael Shaun jokingly asked if Chappelle had been “smoking something,” Chappelle abruptly ended the interview. A moment later, Chappelle said he had just gotten a note from his publicist saying he should hang up, and he did.
“I feel like a fool for trying to be nice,” Miss Jones commented to the Daily News, adding the comedian had little to say about the DVD anyway. “What I should have said was, ‘What the fuck are you calling for?’” (read more)
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard has been awarded $2 million in his lawsuit against his ex-manager for misappropriating the singer’s money and credit cards.
Studdard, 26, of Birmingham, won the television talent show in 2003 and filed suit last year against ex-manager Ronald W. Edwards and Edwards’ promotions company, Sez Inc.
Jefferson County Circuit Judge Scott Vowell on Thursday awarded Studdard $500,000 for his actual losses and another $1.5 million in punitive damages, The Birmingham News reported Thursday on its Web site.
Vowell dismissed Edwards’ promotions company from the suit because it was bankrupt and had no assets. Edwards filed a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 17, 2005.
The suit claimed Edwards misused more than $246,000 of the singer’s money.
According to the judge’s ruling, Edwards took money from Studdard’s checking and other bank accounts, improperly used his credit cards and even used Studdard’s money to repay a $10,000 bank loan. (read more)
Jacob the Jeweler, well known for providing hip-hop’s biggest names with high-end custom jewelry, was arrested on federal charges outside his flagship store in New York on Thursday morning (June 15).
According to reports, Jacob (born Jacob Arobo) was indicted along with 16 other individuals by a Michigan district attorney in May for violating federal drug laws and laundering in excess of $270 million.
The indictment, which is part of a previous indictment that alleges that Terry Flenory, Demetrius Flenory and 23 others operated a Atlanta based drug organization called the Black Mafia Family in the 90’s, also seeks criminal forfeiture of more than 30 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a number of residences and cars. (NAH RIGHT via SOHH)
WTF? I didn’t know he got down like that!!