Substance and Style: News You Should Know on 8.31.11

Jessica Hoppe

What do celebrities do after being released from prison? Tweet and sign up for a VH1 reality show, apparently. Immediately after touching free land,T.I. signed up for a show tracking his rode to redemption set to begin in December and happilytweeted “The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!” Not a bad deal.


Donald Trump is going to Australia to offer his pricelessbankruptcy/gold plating expertise to aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. Seems nice…except that he has named a price and it’s going to be $10 g’s. Yeah right!


Venus Williams has dropped out of the U.S. Open citing a recent autoimmune disease diagnosis. Now, all I need isSharapova to drop out and I might watch women’s tennis with the volume on.


Cops say the burglar who stole a $100,000 piece of graffiti art from a Chelsea building is a career criminal with 15 prior arrests for graffiti, assault and larceny. So glad they cracked that code!

[ViaNY Post]

Alyssa Milano gives birth to son, Milo Thomas. That is MY baby name, girl.

[ViaUS Weekly]