New Orleans

Chelsea Handler wants everyone to calm down. The late night host has taken to Twitter to shoot down reports that she is dating 50 Cent.

Looks like things between late night host Chelsea Handler and her pretend “boyfriend” 50 Cent are heating up. According to eyewitnesses in New Orleans this weekend, the unlikely couple were spotted out and about.

Rumor has it that Toya got engaged over the weekend to boyfriend Memphitz. Toya hit NV Lounge in her hometown of New Orleans this past Saturday with boyfriend Memphitz of BET and she was rocking a hefty diamond on her left hand.

Rapper Twelve A'Klok the cousin of late rapper Soulja Slim was found shot to death on a street in New Orleans on Monday (August 2nd).

Mary J. Blige added two more accomplishments to her impressive resume: She received her high school diploma, and she unveiled her new fragrance, My Life, at this weekend's Essence Music Festival. Named for her emotion-filled 1994 album, "My Life" is Blige's first foray into fragrance and the first celebrity scent released by natural skin care company Carol's Daughter where she is an investor in the beauty brand.

Janet Jackson celebrated her 44th birthday yesterday and has a couple of reasons to celebrate! She is headlining the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans this year and they say this is the fastest selling ticket in Essence Music Fest history.

It's been about 5 years since Mannie Fresh abandoned his role as in-house producer for Cash Money Records, and he's been fairly silent since then. While with Cash Money, he was responsible for producing the bulk of their classics hits from Lil Wayne's debut album, Tha Block Is Hot, to Juvenile's 400 Degreez. Check out his new video, "Like A Boss."

Her name is JANET, Miss Jackson if you're nasty...and she's ready to hit the stage for her ONLY concert appearance this year. Click MORE to read about Janet Jackson and how you can check her out at this year's Essence Festival!

After serving six years in jail, Mystikal has released his first verse since leaving the Louisiana State Prison system. R&B singer Lloyd features Mystikal on the appropriately titled song "Set Me Free" that's featured on DJ Smallz's "Follow Me R&B (Part 2)" Mixtape. Check it out here!

New Orleans rapper and former Hot Boys member Juvenile was arrested earlier this afternoon after police found a small amount of marijuana in his Louisiana home. Click here for details.

Admitting a massive cover-up, a former New Orleans police supervisor pleaded guilty to a federal obstruction charge on Wednesday, confessing that he participated in a conspiracy to justify the shooting of six unarmed people after Hurricane Katrina.

Turk, of the Cash Money Records group the Hot Boys recently sent out a message informing media outlets that his younger brother had been gunned down in New Orleans. Click here for details.