Promoters Sued For False Drake/Ciara Concerts


Posted: Friday – September 17, 2010

Two promoters are being sued by an entertainment company after they failed to make good on their promises. 80’s Baby Entertainment say they paid Carlos Goodspeed and Jason “DJ J Rudd” Rudd a deposit with the understanding that they could secure rapper Drake and several other artists for two separate concerts but the two never delivered the superstar and then failed to return the deposit.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed on Monday (September 13), 80’s Baby first contacted Goodspeed back in March 2009. The company forked over $27,500 to bookCiaraPliesSoulja Boy, and Webbie for a Summer Jamconcert but was told later that Ciara had to back out. Goodspeed allegedly promised to return the deposit to the company once the R&B singer’s label refunded the money, however 80’s Baby never saw a dime.

The issue became bigger in July 2009, when the company decided they wanted to book singer Jamie Foxx through another promoter. They needed the deposit they paid Goodspeed for the new concert but still couldn’t retrieve the funds so they weren’t able to seal the deal.

The complaint, then fast forwards to December, when the company started working with a third party and this time they linked up with Rudd in the hopes of booking Drake. They paid a $20,000 fee and in the claim state that contract says that if the Young Money MC was a no-show, their deposit would be returned.

What they didn’t know though at the time was that Rudd and Goodspeed were linked and the money they gave to Rudd actually went into an account that Goodspeed controlled. Again they were misled and they have yet to see either of their deposits.

80’s Baby is accusing the two promoters of fraud, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and theft of service and is seeking to recoup $50,000 and an undisclosed amount in damages.


Chilli Seeking Men For New VH1 Reality Show

Posted: Tuesday – September 1, 2009

TLC group member Chilli is the latest celebrity to land a reality show seeking to find true love.

Chilli, along with VH1, Doron Ofir Casting and FremantleMedia North America seek eligible bachelors to appear on the show in an attempt to win the R&B singer’s heart.

Casting agents are seeking eligible males between the ages of 25-40 years-old for the untitled show, which is slated to broadcast as part of VH1’s upcoming new programming lineup.

Chilli, born Rozonda Thomas, is part of TLC with Tionne “T-Boz“ Watkins and deceased group member and rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

She also has baby by super producer Dallas Austin.

The pair will play their first American show in over seven years, as part of the “Justin Timberlake and Friends” benefit concert at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The benefit concert takes place October 17 for the Shriners Hospital for Children.

The concert also features performances by Alicia Keys, Ciara and Taylor Swift.

To apply for Chilli’s untitled reality show, send an email to

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