Last week was one of ups and downs for Chris Brown. And things just got a little more interesting since he and his previous publicist, Tammy Brook (pictured), have parted ways. Initially, there were reports that Brook quit after Brown’s outburst on GMA, but Necole Bitchie reported that Brook was actually fired.
“It was something that was in the works for a while, his team wasn’t happy with her and their contract was up“.
I thought Brook did a good job considering she helped bring Chris back to life after the Rihanna incident had him blacklisted and nearly ended his career. Tammy tells TMZ:
“I am an entertainment/music publicist and was hired as a publicist, as they often are, to work specifically on his music publicity for the term up to the release of Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. album, which was released on Tuesday March 22 and is entering the Billboard and iTunes charts at number 1 this week.
I love and support Chris and it has been an honor to be a part of this album and I look forward to the possibility of working with him again in the future.”
With clients that included Terrell Owens and Mike Tyson, Tammy knows a thing or two about managing a crisis! A new publicist has not been announced yet.
According to TMZ.com, NFL quarterback Mike Vick canceled his sit down interview with Oprah Winfrey yesterday. It was to be his first major interview since being released from prison where he served 18 months on dog fighting and animal cruelty charges.
Oprah had won the bet she wagered with CNN host Piers Morgan about who would land the interview with Vick first.
There has been no explanation as to why Vick bailed on the interview with Oprah. But I can only speculate that the Queen of talk shows was going to grill him about the dog fighting.
I guess better luck next time Oprah!
To be the boss you gotta pay the cost…and I guess The Game wasn’t paying.
According to TMZ:
The Game is officially on the hook … again … this time for $90,999 — after the rapper allegedly failed to pay for some ridiculously expensive custom jewelry he commissioned over three years ago. An L.A. judge handed the order down last week…demanding Game—real name Jayceon Taylor — settle his astronomical balance with jewelry company Lemmerman’s Inc. stat.
According to the original complaint — filed in L.A. last year — Game ordered the following from 2007-2008:
– a 14K white gold 36″ chain with white stones for $15,000
– a 14K yellow gold 36″ chain with yellow stones for $15,000
– a diamond stud for $4,000
– a 14K white gold 5-row bracelet for $17,500
– a 14K yellow gold 5-row bracelet for $17,500
– two other gold “pieces” for $30,000
That’s $99,000 total — and while Lemmerman’s claims Game paid off a huge chunk a few years ago, he hasn’t coughed up a penny since … and now owes the balance plus interest, etc. Calls to Game’s people haven’t been returned.
Suzie Ketcham – one of the stars of VH1’s “Basketball Wives” – won’t be returning for a third season … because according to TMZ, she just couldn’t handle life in the spotlight.
A source close to the production, shooting the show was draining and Suzie “couldn’t take the heat” as a reality star anymore — so Season 2 will be her last.
And the random people constantly trash-talking about her on Twitter didn’t help either. It was also reported that by the end of the last season, all the cyber-hate was beginning to take its toll on Suzie.
I’m hiding from her co-star Evelyn is also draining! Hollywood ain’t for everybody.
Harvey Levin from TMZ is not letting Chris Brown slide. Levin slammed Brown for his involvement in the heated Twitter beef between Chris Brown and Raz B yesterday. It seems mainstream media is calling out Breezy and casting Raz as the “victim.”
I’m not so sure the situation is that black and white.
First of all, I’m not sure what some media outlets want or expect from Chris. Yes, the R&B singer had an incident that involved extreme anger, but is it realistic to expect him to NEVER get angry or mad again? Being a celebrity means that you have to keep it PC and hold your tongue despite how you feel and what others may say about you. That’s a price that comes with all the glitz and glam. But at what point does a celebrity say that’s enough? I’m not taking sides, merely pointing out the facts. How many celebrities has Raz B harassed and verbally assaulted regarding these “molestation” allegations that no one seems to be able to confirm? You learn at an early age that if you keep picking fights someone will eventually step up to the challenge. I do believe that Breezy should have ignored Raz. But people (Harvey Levin) please don’t confuse a Twitter outburst with an extreme display of anger or violence. People seem very quick to judge others actions…I wonder what would turn up in Harvey’s closet if those TMZ lenses were turned on him? On that note, media lighten up on Breezy!
Second of all, somehow in this Twitter exchange Raz B became a “victim.” When did that happen? I find it very interesting that media outlets like TMZ are now jumping on the ‘Raz B is a victim’ band wagon once Chris Brown got involved. Everyone knows Raz was telling his molestation story to anyone that would listen, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that included TMZ…so why all the fuss now? I’m just saying.