Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Chris Brown just got confined for 90 days ... but not in jail ... in rehab.
Brown and his lawyer, Mark Geragos, were just in court for a progress report in the Rihanna beating case. TMZ broke the story ... the Probation Dept. notified the judge that Brown flew into yet another violent rage while he was in a Malibu rehab joint for anger management, and was thrown out of the facility after only 2 weeks. The Probation Dept. recommended live-in anger management rehab.
The judge agreed with Probation, and ordered Brown to check into a facility for 90 days, and the facility must be in L.A. County and approved by Probation.
The judge is letting Chris juggle his criminal cases and will let him fly to D.C. for court hearings on his criminal assault case.
Brown must also submit to drug testing at the rehab facility. He must also take any prescriptions recommended by the rehab place.
The judge also wants a report on the D.C. incident ... something that could result in Chris getting his probation yanked in the Rihanna case ... which could then result in prison time.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Jody Watley is simply FABULOUS! Throughout her career she has been a trendsetter that has never sacrificed her integrity. She taught many how to move on Soul Train, how to groove as a member of Shalamar and she showed fans how hard it is to find a friend or love as a solo artist. Jody Watley talked to us about being authentic, connecting with her fans, her favorite spot in L.A., the dance movement, how controversy plays a big role in music today and more.
My Creative Process … “Nightlife” is my new single that I started writing two years ago. I have been testing songs with a live audience at performances. This process has enabled me to make the songs better. The energy is just right, especially with that amazing blend of classic soul and an element of electronic. You are able to perfect the sound and know what the people like with this full length process. I have continued to evolve and grow as a writer and as an artist.
Authenticity… Throughout my career, I have maintained the ability to be authentic and to do what I want to do without selling my soul. It’s hard to hold on to yourself in this business. I always held on to my dream. I never told my parents I wanted to be famous. I always wanted to be a performer. I always wanted to sing, dance, write and design clothing.
Change In The Game… Probably the biggest difference today is the major labels and the radio stations are different. Back then they had private owned radio stations in which the DJ had the freedom to play what they wanted. I remember listening to Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” whole album. They didn’t have to play the same playlist with the same fifty songs like they do now. However, deregulation caused things to change in the mid 90’s. These big companies now own blocks of commercial radio stations so now they have eliminated many privately/family owned radio stations.
Major labels have been reduced to conglomerates. They don’t develop artists today… artists have to come ready. The music business now is like a television show … you don’t get a second season if you are not hitting your numbers. However, I really enjoy the fact that you can connect with your fans directly by using digital and social media.
Controversy… Controversy has always been a part of music, but it seems to be more of a driving force now. Some of those things have been a part of the music industry but it seems music; gossip and drama are all intertwined today. It really is about the music for me.
Elements of A Fabulous Night Out… Feeling fabulous, hair done, nail done and getting my drag on! I think people stand a little taller when they smell good and look good. Going out dancing or going out for cocktails is a recipe for a great night for me. It could also be having close friends at the house for a get together with amazing food.
Influencer & Trendsetter… Music is such an integral part of my life and has been since I was a little girl. I am fortunate to have longevity and still have my soul and integrity intact. I have also been able to set trends and be an influencer. Seeing how I have influenced people today makes me happy.
Family First… I have a son and daughter that are in college now. I was able to raise them in the midst of achieving my goals. I am proud I was able to send two good people into the world.