Wyclef Jean takes his seat next to Al Gore

Everyone remembers the 2000 FloridaGate scandal in which Al Gore hung on for dear life despite the fact that the Bush family were already packing their bags to move into the White House.  Well, now Wyclef Jean can join the ranks of those who had trouble accepting that they’d had an election taken from them, except in Jean’s case, his name never even got on the ballot.  More than a month after the Haitian government rejected Wyclef Jean’s bid to run for president of Haiti, Jean has said that he has decided not to run in the election.  Decided not to run in the election where he was never a candidate in the first place.  In related news, I’ve decided to withdraw my bid to be the next Queen of England.

Manager Lisa Ellis Nude Photos Found on Wyclef Jean Cell Phone

Rumor has it Wyclef Jean is up to his neck in hot water with his Marie Claudinette after she found nude photos of manager Lisa Ellis on his cell phone. Jean and his manager reportedly split ways three weeks agao, but Lisa Ellis claims the nude pics have nothing to do with her sudden resignation. And we have some beautiful swamp land in Florida we’d love to sell to anyone who buys that one.

Wyclef Jean (Publicity photo)
Wyclef Jean (Publicity photo)

Wyclef Jean’s wife Marie Claudinette “flew into a jealous rage” after finding nude photos of her husband’s former manager on his cell phone, various sources are reporting. According to an unidentified source, Claudinette “told Lisa to stay away from her husband. To embarrass Lisa, she also e-mailed the nude picture to a number of people in the music business.” Claudinette also allegedly demanded Jean fire Ellis immediately.

Lisa Ellis admitted to the New York Daily News that she did have a ‘tasteful’ nude photo taken of her by photographer Mark Baptiste for “an art book.” She says, however, that the nude photo “had nothing to do with my resignation as Wyclef Jean’s manager.”

According to the Daily News, Lisa Ellis resigned from her post as Wyclef Jean’s manager because the singer had stopped listening to her advice about his career. Maybe advice like don’t keep nude photos of your manager – or anyone else – on your cell phone???

>> Previously:  Rapper Wyclef Jean Urges Aid for Haiti Earthquake Victims

Rapper Wyclef Jean Urges Aid for Haiti Earthquake Victims

Rap star Wyclef Jean is pleading with fans to donate aid for the victims of Tuesday’s massive Haitian earthquake. Wyclef Jean, who was born in Haiti, urged fans via his Twitter account to contribute what they can to the relief efforts for Haiti earthquake victims.

Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean

“Your money will help with relief efforts,” the former Fugees star wrote on his Twitter feed. “They need our help – please help if you can.

Thousands are feared dead in the massive 7.0 magnitude quake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, destroying much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The International Red Cross estimates up to 3 million people have been affected by the severe earthquake.

Wyclef Jean was named as a roving ambassador for Haiti in 2007 and provides aid to the country through his Yele Haiti Foundation. On his website, Jean called the Haitian earthquake “a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion… unlike anything the country has ever experienced.”


“I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse,” Jean said.

It’s Gonna Be A Starry August In Denver

Denver, Colorado is going to look more like Hollywood during the Democratic National Convention this August 25-28th.

A-listers, movie moguls and other Hollywood movers-and-shakers are expected to turn out in droves to witness political star Barack Obama’s party coronation.

Convention sources tell NY Daily News that superstars Kanye West, N.E.R.D., Wyclef Jean and Usher are in serious talks to perform at the DNC blowout. There are always exclusive invitation-only events that are held while the Convention is in session, and this year looks like it will be no exception!

The Creative Coalition, a non-profit advocacy group that hosted parties for the Democrats in 2004, announced that the Black Eyed Peas are scheduled to perform at the DNC Gala at the Fillmore Auditorium on Aug. 27. Coalition Director Robin Bronk says:

The Black Eyed Peas represent a growing genre of music that emphasizes increased social awareness

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is coming for the Yoga Health Foundation’s festival, which begins the night before the convention. He plans to stay for the duration, saying…

I’m going to the DNC to add my voice to the growing collective consciousness I believe is rising in this country. I want to add my voice to this phenomenon that I believe is this country and the world’s only salvation: the promotion of love over fear.

Other A-list Democratic supporters who plan to join in on some of the festivities include Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Warren Beatty and wife Annette Bening, Susan Sarandon, Kerry Washington, Dana Delany, Forrest Whitaker, Ed Norton and many more. Norton is working on a documentary about Obama.

So, about a month from now Denver is gonna be a GREAT place to star-search, no matter WHAT your Party affiliation is! Here’s hoping the papz will behave, and not turn the “Mile High City” into “Miles Long Gridlock”!

photo credit: ny daily news