GINGER JUICE : Wednesday March 16 2011
Pretty sad news in the Hip Hop world. A LEGEND had died. Last night, Nate Dogg passed away due to health complications. He suffered two serious strokes within a year back in 2008 and his friend, Damion "Damizza" Young, said the strokes had left him speechless, literally. He said, "Nate's way of communicating is to look up if it's a 'Yes' and to the side if it's a 'No.' He is steps away from speaking again." Nate made his debut on DR. DRE'S classic album, "The Chronic", in 1992. He was a member of the rap group 213, along with SNOOP DOGG and WARREN G. He released three albums, but was better known for his collaborations with other artists, including Warren G's "Regulate", Ludacris' "Area Codes", 50 Cent's "21 Questions", Eminem's "Shake That" and several Tupac Shakur tracks. His collaborations got him four Grammy nominations.
Gilbert Gottfried has apologized for Tweeting a dozen insensitive and only moderately-funny jokes about the tsunami in Japan the other day. He said, "I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humor regarding the tragedy in Japan. I meant no disrespect, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families."
The Sober Valley Lodge is closing its doors. Charlie Sheen is moving into another house in his gated community because he's looking for a fresh start. The new joint is basically around the corner and two houses down from Paris Hilton.
An average of 13.8 million people tuned in for the THREE-HOUR finale of "The Bachelor" on Monday night. That was the lowest-rated "Bachelor" finale in three years, and was down 15% from last season's final episode. Then we had to sit through "After the Final Rose" where Emily Maynard admitted that since taping the show, her relationship with Brad "certainly is not all roses." And while they insisted that they still consider themselves a couple, she added that they're NOT currently "looking forward to a marriage."
. . and I Facebooked a pic of Ke$ha on the beach . .
. . and made sure to say "I really like her music" . .
(but that's all)