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‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Producers Take Sides FIRE 2 Castmates

If you were planning on tuning in to the new season of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” chances are you won’t be seeing Benzino and his fiancée, Althea Eaton. According to TMZ, the couple was fired by the series’ producers. Sources close to production say that the pair was given the ax earlier today because they’re being blamed for the ridiculous fight that went down at the reunion show taping. Benzino and Althea; however, believe that this absurd.

TMZ claims that the couple believes they’ve been made into scapegoats for the explosive fight, which we kind of have to agree with. Anyone who witnessed the brawl can see that Joseline was clearly the aggressor. During part two of the reunion the entire cast, with the exception of Joseline and Stevie, sat around and basically expressed that Joseline has (and is) a huge problem. But it these firing reports are true, the production staff completely overlooked that part. Of course with Joseline being one of the show’s main stars, we highly doubt that Mona Scott-Young would willingly let her go.

VH1 reps have yet to comment on the reports, but we’ll continue to keep you posted as new details emerge.

Katt Williams & Suge Knight Arrested for Stealing Camera From Female Photographer

According to TMZ, Suge Knight and Katt Williams got busted today for allegedly snatching a camera from a female photographer in Beverly Hills.

The alleged incident went down back on Sept. 5 outside a studio … according to the L.A. County D.A. Katt was arrested this morning when he showed up in court for an assault case — and TMZ obtained Suge’s mug shot … taken after he was nabbed in Las Vegas. They were booked for robbery. Both men have lengthy rap sheets … and as a result the D.A.’s Office says Suge could face 30 years to life in state prison — while Williams could be nailed for up to 7 years.

Cassie Is All Banged Up After An ATV Accident

Yesterday, the Singer/model had fans wondering what exactly happened after she posted a photo to her Instagram page looking bruised and battered. The injuries stemmed from a day of fun in Dubai, where Cassie and a few friends rode ATVs, however things turned pretty ugly after the 28-year-old was involved in an accident while sand dune riding. Although she suffered a bruised and busted lip, a cut above her eyebrow and part of her shades to shatter, she walked away smiling while vowing to never do that again. She posted on Instagram, “Never again, because I love my mommy!’


Cash Money Records CEO Birdman recently talked about the publicized delays behind artists Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V and Nicki Minaj‘s The Pinkprint and explained why he won’t rush greatness. Birdman said despite his executive position, he does not pin YMCMB artists to specific release dates.

“Wayne, man. He’s so much an artist like that. He change his mind a lot. He feel like he want to do more. Really, they be on they call. It ain’t on me. So whatever Wayne want to do, Nicki want to do. I leave that up to them. I don’t decide on dates and everything. I don’t do none of that.” (XXL Mag)

This week, Wayne addressed his solo album’s publicized delay.

Dawn Richard Releases New Video “Blow”

Dawn Richard is not letting the recent demise of Danity Kane put the breaks on her singing career. One week after the release of the DK3 album, Dawn has continue to push forward with her solo career by releasing a new video that shows off what a well-rounded performer she is. In a series of skin-baring looks, Dawn takes it back to the Heart days with another music video full of outfit changes and hard-hitting choreography, while the lyrics capture what she’s trying say as she moves past the drama to release her long-awaited Blackheart album, due out on January 15.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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