Foxy Brown Gets Alexander Wang to Booty-ShakeWe caught Foxy Brown after her performance at Alexander Wang after-party at Cortlandt Alley last night, her first show in NYC since being released from Rikers Island earlier this year.
A Hip-hop IHOP in Brooklyn; Grant Achatz Beats CancerMary J. Blige and Foxy Brown’s producer, known to fans as Don Pooh, owns what is already being called the “hip-hop IHOP” that opened in downtown Brooklyn yesterday. [NYDN]
Related: The Phantom IHOP of Midtown West
Meatpaper magazine is a popular read with both carnivores and vegetarians, which is how the founders learned that bacon, delectable treat of treats, “is how vegetarians change their minds” when they revert to their meat-eating ways. [NYT]
Today in unsubstantiated rumors: David Bouley’s forthcoming Japanese restaurant/cooking school will open across the street from Upstairs at Bouley. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]
Related: David Bouley to Open Restaurant With Japan’s Top Cooking School
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When You’re Good to Foxy, Foxy’s Good to YouRemember when Martha Stewart was at Alderson Prison camp and she made friends with her fellow inmates? She did arts and crafts with them and even purposefully lost a Christmas-tree competition to help build up their self-esteem? That’s exactly the approach that rapper Foxy Brown is taking toward her fellow inmates at Rikers. Well, if you replaced the arts-and-crafts part with abusive threats, and the “friends” bit with “40 days in solitary.” The Post today checks in with her prison life, and finds out that she’s not fitting in as well as her critics would have guessed:
• She accessorizes her prison jumpsuit the only way she can, with Gucci and Louis Vuitton sneakers.
• The minute the sneakers get dirty, she has someone bring her a new pair.
• She talks trash to prison officials.
• She is fresh out of solitary confinement, but she doesn’t interact with or trust anyone around her.
• She threatens others with the “juice” she has on the outside.
It’s funny — in spite of ourselves we always sort of imagined that her prison stint would involve some passionate but gritty musical numbers and Bob Fosse dance moves. Aren’t hip-hop leaders supposed to set an example?
Foxy a Brat in a Cage [NYP]
Judd Apatow Gets the Last LaughRight before Undeclared was canceled in 2002, creator Judd Apatow sent a Fox executive a note saying, “I don’t understand how you can [bleep] me in the [bleep] when your [bleep] is still in me from last time.” Christian media-watchdog group Renaissance complained that the female anchors on Fox News wear really short skirts. While taping 30 Rock recently, Tracy Morgan didn’t know his lines, didn’t listen to the director, and got into arguments with cast members on set. Stifler from American Pie and Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite sent out an invitation for their joint birthday party at Room Service to a bunch of modeling agencies. Famed British chef Fergus Henderson is cooking at the Spotted Pig tomorrow. Penélope Cruz and new man Javier Bardem acted “touchy-feely” at the New York Film Festival.
it happened this week
The sixth anniversary of 9/11 came and went, with what has come to pass for normality on the city’s darkest date: a walk-through at ground zero for victims’ families, and Rudy Giuliani observing a rare moment of silence. Just like old times, a suspicious powder turned up in the mail room at the Standard & Poor’s offices. Census data found that blacks appear to be leaving the city — an exodus that may increase after 704 code violations were found at a single Harlem apartment building. The toxic oil spill under Greenpoint was discovered to be bigger than anyone had imagined. HIV infections were once again on the rise.
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Foxy Brown Giving Birth to Album, Not BabyOne suspects that Foxy Brown’s lawyers were attempting to invoke the Nicole Richie Sympathy Clause back in August when they claimed that the rapper, who faces a year in jail after breaking her probation, was three months pregnant. Silly lawyers, that doesn’t work for black people! When it became clear the judge was not about to reduce Foxy’s sentence for hitting a woman with a cell phone and violating probation, among other things, her manager changed his tune: She’ll be giving birth to a new album in prison, he clarified yesterday, not a baby. Brooklyn’s Don Diva, her first album since 2001, will come out in November. Don’t serve the time, Fox, let the time serve you.
Manager Says Foxy Brown Not Pregnant [AP]
it just happened
Foxy Brown To Be Jailed for a YearFoxy Brown was sentenced to a year in prison for violating her probation last month by assaulting a neighbor. This is big news for hip-hop fans, but probably even bigger news for the baby growing inside her belly. We don’t even know what happens when you have a baby in jail, but we’re betting that VH1 can come up with a reality show to tell us about it.
Foxy Brown gets a Year in the Slammer [TMZ]
Earlier:Foxy Brown Sent to Prison, Pregnancy Notwithstanding
the early-evening news
Foxy Brown and Unborn Lil’ Foxy Headed to PrisonBeleaguered hip-hop vixen Foxy Brown was sent to jail today for violating the terms of her probation, which apparently prohibited assault on one’s neighbors, manicurists, and friends. But even if you count Nicole Richie, we’re still one preggers, jail-bound celebrity short of a trend.
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Foxy Brown Sent to Prison, Pregnancy NotwithstandingFoxy Brown, hip-hop’s reigning hellion, was sent to jail today after a judge decided she had violated her probation. Last week she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a neighbor, which Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson ruled was a breach of the probation she’d been serving since being convicted of lashing out at two manicurists in 2004. A witness for the Website TMZ.com described her face, when the judgment was passed down, as “priceless.” Though she recently revealed she’s expecting a child, she’ll be in the clink until at least September 5, when a trial is scheduled for the most recent offense. Which means, one can only hope, that the preggers-in-prison rap genre is about to totally blow up.
Ill No Mo’: Foxy Brown is Headed to the Slammer [TMZ]
Gore and Sting, BFFAl Gore hung out at Sting’s apartment on Central Park West after the Live Earth concert. Roger Clemens got his hair highlighted for $120 at the Pierre Michel Salon. Jane Pratt feels vindicated now that Jane magazine has folded. Newly IPO’d billionaire Stephen Schwarzman and his wife dined at Club 55 in St. Tropez. A movie starring Alec Baldwin is set to hit theaters, even though he doesn’t want it released because he thinks it’s so bad it’s “unrecognizable.” Jon Bon Jovi took a helicopter to Ron Perelman’s party in the Hamptons. Teri Hatcher acted like a diva at Eva Longoria’s wedding. A clubgoer caught Paris Hilton smoking pot.
The Trouble With BsBritney Spears took shots at Teddy’s in L.A. while jumping on a couch. First daughter Barbara Bush partied at a club with Champagne and a coterie of male admirers. Kate Bosworth got in a tiff with her boyfriend because he couldn’t hail a cab fast enough for her. Lindsay Lohan boy toy Calum Best allegedly made out with some other girl while Lohan was in the bathroom in the Bahamas.
And He Was Telling Her She’s Still GoingJennifer Hudson tried to back out from performing at the Soul Train Awards in L.A., until Clive Davis gave her a stern talking to. Leonardo DiCaprio is in Israel visiting the family of girlfriend Bar Rafaeli. Lindsay Lohan has been hanging out with Jude Law in New York, but it’s unclear whether they’re dating. (Lindsay’s dad also gets out of jail today.) Eddie Vedder joined the band of teenager Miles Robbins, son of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, for an impromptu jam session at a bar. Harvey Weinstein is trying to buy fashion house Halston, but not for girlfriend Georgina Chapman. Marc Jacobs is in rehab in Arizona, and “Page Six”-ers are annoyed they didn’t get the scoop. Foxy Brown is banned from Junior’s in Brooklyn for dining-and-dashing on a $53 bill and then lying about it.
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Did Jason Kidd Discuss His Affairs With His Son? Plus Other Tabloid-Ready FunThe delightful document-researchers at the Smoking Gun have been on fire today, unearthing a troika of choice New York–tabloid source material. Most prominent is the counter-lawsuit filed by Joumana Kidd in her divorce case against New Jersey Nets star Jason, who is — allegedly, always allegedly — a philanderer so prolific and casual that he discussed extramarital affairs with his son. Less tragic and more comic is the list of accommodations Rudy Giuliani requires for his speaking engagements, including transport on a private Gulfstream IV, for starters — though he’s cool with a bigger plane if you’ve got one. (Also noteworthy: As late as March 2006, months after the Bernie Kerik Homeland Security confirmation mess, the Giuliani Partners email domain was giuliani-kerik.com.) And finally, Foxy Brown somehow managed to get police involved in a dispute over personal grooming. Again. Have fun tomorrow, Post.
Tom Ford, CommandoTom Ford doesn’t wear underwear. Foxy Brown may get dropped from Def Jam, though this would come as news to her. Former flames Derek Jeter and Mariah Carey are set to meet this Friday, and it could be awkward. Chelsea Clinton recently got a job at a hedge fund, and her boyfriend may be her stockbroker. Is the Times playing favorites with suspended reporter Lola Ogunnaike and op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd? “Page Six”, ironically, lectures a company about freebies. (Also, it turns out Harvey Weinstein didn’t actually “swig” champagne on Halloween, as the “Six”ers reported. And that the “stripper” he was chatting up was actually Margherita Missoni. Whoops.) Ron Perelman is now dating designer Tory Burch, though she’s yet to finalize her divorce. Former Martha Stewart broker Peter Bacanovic tried to avoid getting his picture taken, failed. Lauren Bacall was denied backstage entry at the Metropolitan Opera. Guitarist Al Di Meola is a bad father. Tara Reid was drunk, again. A politician cheated on his wife in Albany, a married director got another woman pregnant, and the daughter of a retired news anchor got busy with a female fashion designer in a car, though names aren’t named. Joshua Jackson defended Lindsay Lohan. And her dad, who has thus far been unable to help himself, wants to write a self-help book.