50 CENT NEEDS TO FIRE DWAYNE MCKENZIE

You may not remember this but. . .

In May of LAST year, a man named Dwayne McKenzie . . . who works for 50 CENT . . . was accused of brutally assaulting a woman at Fiddy’s mansion in Farmington, Connecticut.

At the time, the 22-year-old woman claimed he struck her and tried to choke her WITH A BELT. That case is still open, but McKenzie’s lawyer said his client completed a family violence education program, and was expecting the charges to be dropped early in 2010.

For whatever reason, 50 Cent decided to keep McKenzie on the payroll . . . and now he’s been arrested AGAIN . . . for virtually the same crime . . . and again, it happened at Fiddy’s mansion.

This time, a 21-year-old woman is accusing McKenzie of assaulting her back on August 16th.

This victim (whose name has not been released) . . . says it all started when McKenzie asked her friend for some ORAL GRATIFICATION. It’s unclear how the friend responded, but the victim freaked and began arguing with McKenzie.

As the fight escalated, the victim told police both McKenzie and another woman named Michelle Krzykowski . . . who was also at the house . . . ATTACKED them.

At one point, McKenzie allegedly held her down while Krzykowski repeatedly hit her in the head with a hard object.

Police confirm that the victim did have a head injury and other lacerations.

McKenzie and Krzykowski were both charged with second-degree assault . . . conspiracy to commit second-degree assault . . . and second-degree breach of peace. McKenzie was also hit with an unlawful restraint charge.

They have since been released on bail . . . and are expected back in court this week.

50 Cent was NOT home at the time of the incident.

For what it’s worth, this McKenzie dude was also arrested back in 2007 for FIRING A WEAPON in a club. He was slapped with a five year suspended sentence and three years conditional release in that case.

SNOOP DOGG: WHEN IN AMSTERDAM…..

SNOOP DOGG was in Amsterdam over the weekend . . . and it looks like he and / or his entourage enjoyed some legal reefer.

Moments before Snoop entered his hotel, someone from his posse walked inside carrying what appeared to be a five-foot-tall marijuana plant!

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SOURCE: tmz.com

JAY-Z IS DOING A 9/11 BENEFIT SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY…. MORE DETAILS RELEASED

JAY-Z is doing a 9/11 benefit in New York City on September 11th . . . the same day that his new album, “Blueprint 3”, hits stores.

It’ll take place at Madison Square Garden, and it’ll also be broadcast live on Fuse. The concert .called “Fuse Presents: Jay-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer The Call” will begin at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.

It’ll raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund . . . a charity for the families of rescue workers who died in the line of duty.



TODAYS NEW DVD & MUSIC RELEASES…

NEW ON DVD TODAY

–“Duplicity” – –Julia Roberts and Clive Owen play retired spies who work for ruthless rival corporations looking to steal an unpatented formula. It also stars Paul Giamatti and Tom Wilkinson as their competing bosses.

–“Adventureland” – “Twilight” minx Kristen Stewart is a hot chick at an amusement park who helps her uptight new coworker loosen up. He’s played by Jesse Eisenberg, a.k.a. Christina Ricci’s brother in the werewolf flick “Cursed” and the star of Fred Durst’s “The Education of Charlie Banks”.

(–Ryan Reynolds is also in it, along with “SNL’s” Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.)

–“Sunshine Cleaning” – Amy Adams and Emily Blunt play two sisters who decide the best way to make it in these tough economic times is to start their own business . . . cleaning crime scenes.

–“Fighting” – Terrence Howard plays a scam artist who meets a naturally talented streetfighter and gets him involved in an underground bare-knuckle brawling circuit. “G.I. Joe” stud Channing Tatum plays the fighter.

–“The Informers” – Kim Basinger, Billy Bob Thornton, Mickey Rourke and Winona Ryder are part of an ensemble cast about people doing drugs and having sex in the ’80s. It’s written by the same guy who wrote “American Psycho”.

TV SERIES ON DVD:

–“House, M.D.: Season Five” . . . a five-disc DVD set.

–“NCIS: The Complete Sixth Season” . . . a six-disc DVD set.

–“Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season” . . . a six-disc DVD set.

–“Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season” . . . a three-disc DVD set.

–“Californication: The Complete Second Season” . . . a two-disc DVD set.

–“Life: Season Two” . . . a five-disc DVD set.

–“Lie To Me: Season One” . . . a four-disc DVD set.

–“Samantha Who?: The Complete Second Season” . . . a three-disc DVD set.

–“Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand-Up – Season 3” . . . on two discs.

NEW MUSIC

–“Lady Love”, LeToya (–The second album from former Destiny’s Child minx LeToya Luckett. Her guests include Ludacris, Estelle, and Mims.)

–“Persona”, Queen Latifah (–Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes guest.)

–“Time Flies When You’re Having Fun”, R&B LEGEND Smokey Robinson (–An album of all new songs. His guests are Carlos Santana, Joss Stone and India.Arie.)

–The soundtrack to the new movie version of “Fame” . . . with former 3LW minx Naturi Naughton singing the title track. You might not recognize the rest of the cast, but Santigold and R&B minx Anjulie are also in it and Megan Mullally does a song.

URBAN RELEASES:

–“Unleashed”, Hurricane Chris (–He’s the dude who had that hit “A Bay Bay”. This is his second album. The first single is “(Halle Berry) She’s Fine”.)

–“21 and Up”, Lil Ru (–This is his debut album. It includes his hit “The Nasty Song”.)

–“Da Problem (How’s My Rapping?)”, Young Problemz (–A group of five young rappers from Texas. Gucci Mane and Mike Jones guest on their remix of “Boi!”)

JAMES CAMRONS “AVATAR” TRAILER WATCHED 4 MILLION TIMES IN ONE DAY!!

The trailer for JAMES CAMERON’S upcoming flick “Avatar” was watched 4 MILLION times in its first day online.

That’s a record for Apple.com.

The previous record was 1.7 million . . . but there’s no word what movie held it.

MICHAEL JACKSON HAD LETHAL LEVELS OF PROPOFOL IN HIS SYSTEM WHEN HE DIED

A search warrant affidavit related to the investigation into MICHAEL JACKSON’S death was unsealed in Houston yesterday. And it claims that Michael had LETHAL LEVELS of the anesthetic propofol in his system when he died.

The associated press is also reporting that police have ruled Michael’s death a HOMICIDE. That doesn’t necessarily mean Michael was MURDERED. The two things aren’t the same. By “homicide”, they just mean Michael was killed by someone else.

Obviously, this doesn’t bode well for DR. CONRAD MURRAY the man who was administering propofol to Michael when he died back on June 25th.

The affidavit offers a timeline of events leading up to Michael’s death which was supposedly given to police investigators by Dr. Murray himself.

Murray told police he’d been giving Michael 50 milligrams of propofol intravenously EVERY NIGHT for about six weeks, because he couldn’t sleep.

But Murray was concerned that Michael was becoming addicted to the drug, so he cut the dosage in half and mixed it with two less-powerful sedatives.

On June 23rd, just two days before Michael’s death, Dr. Murray just gave him the two other sedatives . . . minus the propofol.

Early on the morning of June 25th, Murray once again tried to withhold the propofol. Between 1:30 and 10:40 A.M., he gave Michael various sedatives in an effort to help him sleep.

By 10:40, though, he finally gave in to Michael’s demands and administered 25 milligrams of propofol.

About 10 minutes later, he left Michael alone to make some phone calls. When he returned at around 11:00 A.M., Michael wasn’t breathing. He tried to administer CPR while one of Michael’s staffers called 911.

The affidavit says that Dr. Murray also noted that Michael was very familiar with propofol and referred to it as “MILK”.

Dr. Murray’s attorney, Ed Chernoff, is already trying to get out in front of this. He released a statement last night disputing some of the claims in this affidavit. Here’s his statement . . .

“Much of what was in the search warrant affidavit is factual. However, unfortunately, much is police theory. Most egregiously, the timeline reported by law enforcement was not obtained through interviews with Dr. Murray, as was implied by the affidavit.

“Dr. Murray simply never told investigators that he found Michael Jackson at 11:00 am not breathing.

“He also never said that he waited a mere ten minutes before leaving to make several phone calls. In fact, Dr. Murray never said that he left Michael Jackson’s room to make phone calls at all.”

An attorney for Michael’s mother, KATHERINE JACKSON, released a statement responding to the alleged HOMICIDE ruling (which is UNOFFICIAL, mind you.)

He said, quote, “This report reaffirms the very sad reality that there was a tragic and gross violation of duty and care for Michael Jackson. There is obvious legal culpability which has been the concern of Michael’s mother, family and fans worldwide.”

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MAVERICKS NOWITZKI’S EX-FIANCEE SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS

The former fiancée of pro basketball star Dirk Nowitzki was sentenced this morning to five years in prison for violating probation in a 12-year-old forgery and theft case.

Cristal A. Taylor, 38, a St. Louis-area native, appeared this morning in circuit court in St. Charles. She admitted that she failed to check in with her probation officer and that she was arrested twice in Texas in 2000 for misdemeanors.

Taylor had planned to marry the Dallas Mavericks player and has said she is pregnant with his child. She was arrested at his home on May 6 and accused of failing to pay for $10,000 in cosmetic dental work in Texas in 2006.

The arrest brought to light her criminal record, including a St. Charles County case from 1997 in which Taylor was accused of forgery and stealing. She pleaded guilty in 1999 and was placed on probation. She also has an outstanding warrant for violating probation in a St. Louis County bad check case. Police have tied Taylor to a string of aliases.

This morning, Circuit Judge Nancy Schneider ordered the execution of concurrent five-year prison sentences for three felony counts and a one-year jail term for a misdemeanor.

Schneider gave Taylor credit for one year of probation, effectively reducing the sentence to four years. Matthew Fry, Taylor’s attorney, said his client also will receive credit for more than 100 days she spent in jail waiting for the case to be resolved.

Assistant prosecutor Steven Kobal said Taylor paid full restitution in the St. Charles County case.

WORDSPIT “THE COOLEST BBOI STANCE” MIXTAPE: DOWNLOAD IT HERE!!

Download “The Coolest BBoi Stance” by Wordspit, a collection of songs and experiences from a promising MC out of East New York, Brooklyn.

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MARIAH’S FRAGRANCE ON SCHEDULE BUT WHATS WITH THE PHOTOSHOPPED AD??!!

Mariah Carey unveiled the new advert for her upcoming fragrance, Forever.

The ad is very much photoshopped to the point where it is hard to recognize Carey.

They have given her the taut face of someone who has undergone a not-so-subtle lift surgery and who on top of that is addicted to Botox.

Do you think some people are getting confused about what’s the in-look?

Could it be that the entirely fake “surgical look” might have become a status symbol in some circles?…

Mariah Carey’s new fragrance was supposed to launch next month in conjunction with her new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

The album’s been pushed back but the perfume will still arrive in September.

“Forever” follows Mariah’s two previous scents, “M by Mariah Carey” and “Luscious Pink.”

“Forever” combines the essences of lotus blossom, tuberose, gardenia, exotic woods and white musk.

Mariah says the new fragrance “captures that glamorous feeling:  that she want to share with her fans.