Back To Basics BET All-Star Bash

Jermaine Dupri, Doug E. Fresh, Ludacris, Rich Boy, Twista, Nick Cannon and model Selita Ebanks attended the ‘Back To Basics’ BET All-Star Bash at the Hard Rock Hotel on February 16th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Jermaine Dupri’s Grammy Invasion Party

Bow Wow, Ja Rule, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Young Buck, Nelly, Chamillionaire, and Busta Rhymes were on hand for Jermaine Dupri’s Grammy Invasion Party at Pacific Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 10th. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and WireImage (page1 / page2).

New Job For JD

Jermaine Dupri has been named president of Island Records Urban Music, a new division of the Island Def Jam Music Group, of which L.A. Reid is chairman. “This is a tremendous step forward for Island Records and its established roster of artists who will benefit enormously from Jermaine’s presence,” Reid said in a release.

Songs Of Hope IV Benefit Pictures

Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, MC Lyte, and Bow Wow were on hand for Songs of Hope IV, the silent auction and awards benefit with proceeds going to the City of Hope’s fight against cancer at The Esquire House 360 in Beverly Hills, California on Wednesday (November 1). Check out pictures from RexFeatures, GettyImages, Corbis, and WireImage (arrivals / inside).

JD’s Shoe Obsession

According to Jeannette Walls of, Janet Jackson appeared on a Japanese talk show last week and discussed boyfriend Jermaine Dupri’s shoe obsession. “I like shoes, I’m not collecting them, but yes, I like shoes and handbags,” Jackson said. “[Dupri] has more shoes than I do. Gym shoes. Sneakers. Everywhere. Neatly, but everywhere. Rows and rows and rows and rows. And not just at one home at a few homes.”