What a year 2008 was … There were many highs and many lows. Here were our biggest stories of 2008:
5. Jay Z and Beyonce’s wedding – the entire thing was such a fiasco. Remember when Bey had to be snuck into the ceremony in the back of a moving truck … LAWD those were some good times…
4. Nick and Mariah’s whirlwind romance, engagement and marriage – We were shocked by it all … but we reported it FIRST!!!
3. Celebrities getting their homes foreclosed – The recession is real and the free-spending celebs are feeling it. In 2008 Dame Dash, Fantasia and T-Boz from the group TLC all got their homes foreclosed.
2. Jennifer Hudson’s family being brutally murdered by brother-in-law William Balfour.
1. Barack Obama winning the U.S. Presidency – Of course.
Here are out top 5 LOSERS of the year:
5. Kimbo Slice – Dude was gearing up to be one of the highest paid fighters in mixed martial arts. And then he got knocked out by a jab from some no name dude who wears ladies underwear … SIGH
4. Tavis Smiley – Dude started talking out the side of his neck about the man who was trying to become the first African American president in American history. His credibility is over … and it’s about a wrap for his career.
3. Janet Jackson – Sorry Janet fans but even y’all gotta admit she had a bad year. Her album Discipline flopped , she got dropped by her label and she had to cancel her tour – reportedly because of poor ticket sales. On the bright side, she’d preggo – so she’ll be getting tons of press exposure in 2009. Maybe she can turn things around.
2. Rapper DMX – In 2008 DMX was arrested 5 times, his wife left him and he was admitted to rehab for crack addiction. Things can’t get much worse for dude.
1. Dame Dash – Two years ago, Dame Dash was on top of the world. Today he’s broke and can’t even afford to make his car note payment … that’s the recession for you.
And the biggest winners of 2008…
5. Jay Z and Beyonce – They finally got hitched, Beyonce launched a successful new album, and Jay Z is finally being recognized as one of the world’s greatest artists. These two are on top of the world right now.
4. The cast from The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. These chicks were just a bunch of nobodies at the beginning of the year. Now NeNe, Kim, Sheree, Lisa and Eric Snow’s wife are all household names. Of course, we have to take a little credit for their fame … or infamy …
3. Nick Cannon – Dude started off the year as a Z-lister and ended it vacationing in St. Baarts as Mr. Mariah Carey. Now that’s a come up.
2. Rihanna – We’re not sure exactly how she did it, but Rihanna managed to become the hottest female act in the world. Not only did she pass Beyonce in terms of overall album sales, but in 2008 ole no-singin’ Rih Rih managed to top Beyonce as the most-clicked-on celeb on MediaTakeOut.com
But of course, the biggest winner of 2008 had to be our new Prez Barack Obama. A lot of folk tried to hate on him early on … but he weathered the storm and pulled off what many thought was impossible.
Of course 2009 looks to be a very interesting year. We expect to see a lot more celebrities going broke. We also should get a glimpse of Mariah and Nick’s new baby - and Janet and Jermaine’s. We’ll get to find out which female artist will be the successor to Beyonce and Rihanna. We get to watch Wendy Williams’ new syndicated talk show. And we get to find out how this whole Jay Z-Neyo-Jim Jones beef stuff plays out.
And best of all we get to see which celebs can step up their fashion game in the ’09 … and which ones turn into a hot steaming mess.
SECOND I WANN A GIVE *** OUT TO MY MOMMY AND DADDY FOR HAVING ME
AND FOR MY GRAND MA BECAuse she bank me
HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEARS EVERYONE 2ND
LOL 3RD SLOW *** COMPUTER
YUNG BERG = 2008 LOSER OF THE YEAR
Ya'll funny as *** man! Ya'll left a rack of *** out but ya'll funny!
why diid Jay nd Bey's marriage make the list :/
Well hopefully next year MTO will reduce the amount of its fake stories... Happy New Year!
maybe we will get some true stories from you MTO
HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYBODY
*** LO = WACK RAPPER OF THE YEAR
BEYONCE = SWAGGER JACKER OF THE YEAR
RICK ROSS = COP OF THE YEAR
KANYE WEST/LIL WAYNE = AUTO TUNE USERS OF THE YEAR
T.I. = INFORMANT OF THE YEAR
BOW WOW = B*TCH MADE N*GGA OF THE YEAR
G-UNIT "T.O.S." = FLOP OF THE YEAR
PLAXICO BURRESS = CHEDDAR BOB N*GGA OF THE YEAR
DJ KHALED = MOST ANNOYING N*GGA OF THE YEAR
SARAH PALIN = DUMBA** MILF OF THE YEAR
Yes we can.
if you report more rhianna stories then OF COURSRE that space head fool will have more clicks than anyone else.
How about Li'l Wayne? A no-talent mumble mouth dude selling that many albums? Amazing.
And thanks for the Tavis Smiley info. I never knew that. Now I want to know what he said and I have to wonder if he voted for McCain. I mean, dude, McCain? You can't vote for Ol' Massa!
KaChing, why do you have a WHITE hand holding cash?
Can a brother or a sister get some dough with your advertising all over the place self?
Obama is THE BIG WINNER FOR REAL AND I'M STILL HAPPY AS HELL ....... RIHANNA THAT IS MY GIRL( KNOW IMMA REP HARD CAUSE SHE'S FROM BARBADOS BIM BIM BIM)!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wow, I'm impressed. It's about time bloggers are admitting that Rihanna took over. Hell she's second to Obama, that's major business right there. Go Rihanna. Keep the haters talking. Keept hem talking because they didn't see you coming. ha!
And Bristol Palin gave birth to her second son!!!!!
MicG87....too funny but so true!
CANT WAIT FOR THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW TO COME BACK....
@ Tif - Wayne has been releasing mix tapes back to back for the past 3 years if not more. They have all reached platinum status, so it was no suprise to people familiar with his work that he sold a million in one week.
MicG87 - YES, DJ Khaled took over DJ Clue's spot as most annoying &*$^#*#!
Nick Cannon is paid out the ***.
@ piggy44 - LOL. I love Dr. West! I'm all for natural hair but I don't think he has someone laying next to him at *** with that jungle, :-)
mto.. where yall gettin ur info from
rih didnt sell more overall albums than bey
only gggb sold mre than bday
beyonce sold 9 mil albums
rih sold 12 mil albums
happy new yr everyone, im looking fwrd to 09 being one of the best, hell 2008 wasnt da bidnezz for me, well other thank the pres.
Jay-Z looks happy, hell i would be too...
i meant 19 mil
Yea..thats right..my boo Barack is the biggest winner!!
AND MTO IS THE BIGGEST LIARS OF ALL TIME. LOL
BUT U GUYS KEEP ME ENTERTAIN DURING A DEAD DAY @ WORK. THANKS MTO FOR DA ENTERTAINMENT!
HAPPY NEW YEARS TO ALL
@CINCITY, i was thinkin the same thing!....oh and ur thicka than a snicka, do ya thang lol
OBAMA AND JENNIFER
Oh boy this bout to be a rihanna and beyonce beef. I shall be reading the comments lol. But congrats to jay and bey my fav couple of 08,congrats to rih for passing bey in 08 wish her all the best in 09 she does have like all the white pple hearts so I see her doing well, um dame I don't believe ur broke but u need to let jimjones know it ain't cute to have jay name in his mouth all the time, the realhouseof w/e I ain't watch it too ,uch drama but good luck to them. Janet poor janet but she told christina millian to never give up so I know she got a good head on her shoulders.who else did I miss oh yeah obama obama obama man I am so happy for u all I can say is yes we did and thanks for opening up the doors fore our kidz. Wish u all the best in 09 and please try to get us out this recession. And to mto bloggers life is too *** to be taking mto so seriously. Have a happy new year
Luv u kanye
Still tryna figure out y ya'll keep insisting that Fantasia got closed on??
LOL, at MTO for saying Erci Snow's wife, when her name Deshaun!!
Happy New Years!!!!
happy new year
Oh I forgot jennifer girl god will bless u. I wish u and julia and punk all the best in 09.
THE NFL TEAM WHO WENT 0-16 LOL FIRST IN NFL HISTORY.
DETROIT......SIT THE HELL DOWN LMAOOOOO
ITS SOOO COLD IN THE D!
fck desperate housewives of atlanta....yeah i said it...the show is corny...and mto gets paid to plug them
LMAO @ Sexyred
that wig on beyonce is atrocious! LOL
THA ONY THING I AGREE WITH OS OBAMA FOR YALL WHOLE LIST... TIGHTEN UP MTO
Hope 2009 will be a better year for everyone.
LOL I LIKE YA LIST BETTER LOL...
ANYWAY I HOPE 09 IS A GOOD YR I LIKE THAT OBAMA WON FOR THE 1ST BLACK PRESIDENT OF 08 SO IT WAS AN ALRIGHT YR :)
RIHANNA COULD NEVER BE AS TALENTED AS BEYONCE.SHE JUST HAS CROSSOVER APPEAL MAYBE. BEYONCE IS STILL AN OVERALL *** THAT RIHANNA WILL NEVER BE.
Happy New Year!!! tun ein to our show!
we had lil wayne on this past Friday and much more
i still say 2003 was a better year
for music...i cant beleive the years
are going by fast! besides 2008 was
the worse year for me. 2009 will be better
for me..fu** these celebrities foreal
YEAH YUNG BURG SHOLD HAVE BEEN PUT O THERE,,
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT A CAMEL GETTING MARRIED??
ANYWHO...HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
i agree w/u!!
the only thing that i approve of on that list is obama's success :) everything else is typical mto behavior :)
MTO no y'all not counting how many people clicked on what? ***!
I agree, yung berg should've definitely been on the loser's list!
@MICG87 YES YOUNG BERG IS A FREAKIN LOOSER HIS COMMENTS ABOUT "DARK BUTTS" GAVE HIM NO BUSINESS!! *** LAME AND HE LOST HIS CHAIN 2 TRICK TRICK SEEN IT WITH MY OWN EYES ITS NICE IN PERSON LMAO!!
HEY EVERYBODY BE SAFE *** IF YOUR GOING OUT TO THE CLUBS OR EVEN TO CHURCH LIKE ME I WANNA SEE YOU ALL BACK HERE THURSDAY MORNING SAFE AND SOUND!!
Some good stories, but it ain't over for Tavis, the brother got his head screwed on tight!
Good list. I must say that I agree w/ it.
"2. Jennifer Hudson’s family being brutally murdered" . . . sad and tragic . . . "by brother-in-law William Balfour." . . . still has not been proven.
DMX is such a mess
MicG87- We're going to go on your list. It's more accurate.
MTO left MTO off the list...
HELL YEAH I CAN'T WAIT..IM ADDICTED TO YALL MTO!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR FRED!! MTO is still the best!!!
Congratulations to Rihanna...she deserves to be on the list! I love her...she rocked through the whole year.
LOL. Good list. Happy NEWYEAR MTO AND FELLOW BLOGGERS!!!!
I am Soooo Over 2008
Happy New Year to all the dedicated MTO readers. I will be ringing in the New Year at church ***, for those of you drinking *** please be safe and bring a designated driver with you.
Here is a number and website for a company in St.Louis where all you have to do is call them or have someone call them for you if you get drunk and they will pick you up and take you home in your car. goscooterguy.com/314-255-1800.
We all want to be here to see Barack Obama and his beautiful family get into the white house.
HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVERYBODY!!!
*** yall makin me
hype 4 '09 2 come
i aint gotta hate, im a dime piece dont u see it in mah teeth..
The biggest loser is Hov for marrying that cow B.
I hope one day he is seeing the big mistake he made in his life that he married media whor Beyonce.
I love him though.
i KINDA AGREE WITH MOST OF THE LIST
BUT IM SOO TIRED OF JAY Z, BEYONCE, RIHANNA, CHRIS... PLZ COME WITH SOME MORE INTERESTING ISH NEXT YEAR!!
Ummm... Janet did not get dropped by her label. She asked to be released. Remember?
lol....Happy New Year Everyone
Aww...I think I'm gonna cry. Been a wonderful year ya'll!! HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!!!
My d!ck is the story of the year
Biggest Losers of 2008=MTO
Constantly lying and over exagerating stories just to get folks *** off.
Always whining for other new media to give them credit for stories, yet they do story stealing themselves (and more specifically, pic stealing: YOU KNOW YOU DEAD A.Z.Z. WRONG for that!).
Get it together for '09 MTO!
And the losers list should be waaayy longer.
Happy New Year from ebonycity.heavenforum.com
2. Jennifer Hudson’s family being brutally murdered by brother-in-law William Balfour.
Is this a Highlight? MTO u guys are sick!!!!
THE real HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA are NOT Household names lol
@GreatWonder08 - The Jennifer Hudson thing was one of the BIGGEST stories, not a Highlight.
I agree 125 percent. All that *** is true! I couldn't agree more.
However you forgot to add the Detroit Lions...Biggest losers of the year! LOL
I pray 2009 become a year thats about love, money and respect to all....
I hope to see some better singers and artist out because the trash they have out today! NEXT!
If you are almost pushing 40 and still a rapper its time to pass the mic to someone half your age...Next!
Wigs, Weave, Light Makeup does not make you white...Get a life and keep it real!
Words can not describe the names I want to call William Balfour! I just hope he gets whats coming to him! Seriously!
I could care less about your money or breast implants let alone your azz thats not real!
Ladies please have a bit more class most of these so call video vixens are well paid ***! That does not mean you have to sleep around with whom ever and have babies by everybody to make a point! Love You and do you!
Fellas! Once again put the guns down fake thugs! Prison is waiting for yall and could care less how you *** somebody and think you hard! That dude in the next cell thats pushing 300lbs solid muscle never getting out will be your next MAN!
Ladies learn to cater to a good man...Feed him, love him, respect him...Keep it real and pray he does the same a relationship is about 100% not 50/50 thats *** give your all! If all fail at least you can say well *** I tried!......lol
Fella, its ok to say I love you and show support...If you are married and sleeping around you are a *** and need to stop....If you are fake and phony you do need to be in a relationship (Tricks are For Kids are U one)....
Now to my MEDIA TAKE OUT FAMILY! LOVE YA! MUCH LOVE AND PEACE IN 2009.......HOLLA BACK..
@ Micg87: Your list is more accurate. lol
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone. See yall in the 09.
Oh yeah mto what about bernie mac?
lmao @ strawcream
I hope 2009 is filled with more talented music & artists. This pop bullSh*t 24/7 is not kicking it.
Yeah it's catchy but, we need substance !!!
WTF!?!? Janet Jackson's Ticket Sales…Weren't That Bad! Billboard Mag. ranked #11 out of 30 for best shows also she sold out Madison Square Garden. Her Discipline album is a good album and was #1 for some time. She just needs to lay of the *** Hip-Hop! Its that trolls fault!
I LOVE YOU, JANET! <333333
poor janet.. she's gettn old. cant keep up...
with rihanna and beyonce in the game she should just retire... she will never be hot again.. too old. she should just have kids now...
Eh? and what about Madonna!?!? Shes fcuking 50 and no one is saying nothing.
@ MicG87 U are too funny..
co-sign on da tavis sh!t!!!
*** TAVIS SMILEY!!! *** ANY1 WHO DISAGREES...
*** U 2!!!
mto and that list...
*** up about Janet please
what about the reccession... the stockmarket falling to an all time low...
@MicG87 HELL NAW LOL
WTF WHO GIVES A *** ABOUT BEYAWNCE AND THE BIG LIP MONSTER WEDDING IT WAS ALL A STUNT TO KEEP THEM IN THE PUBLIC EYE TO KEEP THE CORPERATE BELIEVING THEY ARE THE HOTTEST BLACK PEOPLE ON THE PLANET THATS HOW THAT BIG LIP MONSTER GOT THAT LIVE NATION CONTRACT WORTH 100 MILL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT WHICH IS SAD BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO COME UP *** WHILE THIS UGLY BIG LIP MONSTER GETS TO KEEP THROWING P IN OUR FACES HOW MUCH MONEY HE HAS AND THAT HE THINKS THAT TRAMP WHO POPS HER NASTY COOCHIE IS THE HOTTEST IN THE GAME (NOT!!!!!) I PUT MONEY NOT THAT MUCH ( A PEENY OR TWO IT'S A RECCESION) THAT IF THEY DIDN'T KEEP THAT CIRCUS A SECRET IT WOULD OF GOT THE SAME AMOUNT A PRESS. AND YALL FORGOT TO PUT THAT *** DOWN UNDER THE BIGGEST LOSERS CAUSE LETS NOT FORGET THAT MOVIE THAT JUST FLOPPED YEAH YALL COULDN'T BUT THAT AFTER HER SUCCESFUL CD SHE PUT OUT THAT I STILL BELIEVE PAPA BROUGHT 400,000 COPIES!!!!!! NOT SUCH A DIVA BEY!!!!!BUT IF YOU YOU WANT TO RUN WITH THAT DIVA SIHT THEN YEAH YOU'RE RIGHT YOU'VE HUSTLED THAT SH!!TTY CD AND MOVIE YOU PROMOTED SO HARD VERY GOOD!!!!
Tavis Smiley – Dude started talking out the side of his neck .....
Now,This tee'd me off. How'd I missed this blog on Mto? And I gots something to say! lol ( too late!)
He won now, Tavis! So not necessary.
Beyonce and jayzee were an over kill. i like them enough i guess., but too much of anything ain't good for ya. Ice them a tad bit in 09 , Fred.
Rhianna's the new it girl, I agree.
More stories on the men folk in 2009 please!
*** out to Jennifer Hudson. 2009 will be better. GOd does everything for a reason!Balfour's a deadman walking!
AND MTO ARE YOU PUTTING UP THE WORST PICTURES OF JAY-Z UP CAUSE ***[SPAM]
SupaFLYbytch2..please stop that. That is very annoying. Please. I am begging you.
Any way MTO. I told yaw this is Wendy Willams site. Read the bottom of the post, when she is talking about her talk show.The show is just like ALL the other talk shows I've seen. I will not watch that trash.
Any way MTO what class acts bragging about being the first to report J Hud family being murdered and black people losing homes etc.
Will people do me a favor and post about other sites with black people that shows class. This site just killed it for me. I do not want to be a MTO fan next year. I may even start my own site. I need to show Wendy Williams how it is suppose to be done. The first thing I will do is purchase word *** so my site will have spell check.
Tavis is a man who knows a lot about the inside scoop on people including Obama. (I voted for him) We should liste to Tavis with an open ear. MTO do not like Tavis Smiley because he is their worse enemy, a black educated man who is not *** and speaks proper english. Now why on earth would MTO like someone like that?
Look at MTO post and how dumb they really are. Notice how they glamorize and glorify no talent people with no brains what so ever but people who show any sign of a brain they put down. What ever MTO. People do me a favor and post other black sites I can look at instead of this one. Thanks
You would be addicted, your *** don't ever get off of here!
Can somebody fill me in on SupaDUMBbytch? Why she post repetitiously like that?
GOOD YEAR..08=NEW BEGININGS..AND IT HAPPENED..LITERALLY..
THE BEST THING HAPPEN,BY BUSH. NATE DOGG RECOVERED, LUDA GAVE TO THE KIDS, DWAYNE WADE GAVE A HOUSE TO A FAMILY,ANGELA SIMMONS & SISTER HAS THEIR OWN SHOW.2009 PARTY TIME CHICAGO BABY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah,Tavis is entitled to his opinion, but i kinda think he wanted to be the first black president, so he was just jealous. As a brother, it just wasn't a good looke to go about it like that.
My bets on Ciara
Maybe because Rhianna had the most posts on MTO then Beyonce then Ciara then Jayz.
08 was a good year!
WOW this is a lot of people blogging LMAO and people thinking artists are actually on here blogging LOL just dummies ( Fire4U and otherS)
Opps parts of comment is for other post.
myxy Flag post
The Wendy Williams Show is about to be the best thing of 2009!!
Tell Wendy to come to Atlanta! We can't get her down here. We were talking about Wendy at my salon Saturday., because we lost Portia Foxx.. she was one of our favorite female DJ for the A, and we wish we had Wendy to replace her!!!
Wendy, Atlanta needs you on tv or radio..!
yeah whatever..spc_08 is Ciara.
Happy New year, girl. he he
I agree with all the people that made it to the list but Young Berg should totally be on the biggest losers list!
^^^^^ is too funny
Go Rhi Rhi....
HAVE A SAFE AND BLESSED NEW YEAR'S EVE to ALL the MTO readers/hater's/lovers out there.....
HEY EVERYBODY HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR...KNOW YA LIMIT.....HAVE A DESIGNATED DRIVER IF POSSIBLE, IF NOT, GOD SPEED...AND BY ALL MEANS HAVE FUN!!!!!
A SISTAH GOTTA WORK FROM 645AM TO 715PM....SOMEBODY HAVE DRINK OR TWO FOR ME...HEHE...JOKE!!!!!
REMEMBER BE SAFE OUT THERE!!!!!!!!
I'M THE BIGGEST LOSER OF 2008!
MTO need to get their info right. T-boz said in Essence mag that she was not in foreclosure. She said Mack 10 had a lot of property in her name and that house was one of em. Somebody posted her picture on there and started the rumor. If MTO was so you reputable then they would've caught that tid bit.
***, 08 WAS SOMETHIN' ELSE! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHT '09 BRINGSS W/OUR NEW PREZ BARACK OBAMA YALL!!!!!
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!
PLEASE BE SAFE! IF YA GONNA GET DRUNK, WORRY ABOUT HOW YOU'RE GONNA GET HOME IN THE MORNING! LOL REAL TALK YA'LL....BE SAFE!
2009 HERE WE COME!
YOUNG BUCK IS THE BIGGEST LOSER THIS YEAR ...
HOW THE *** A GROWN *** MAN GONE CRY TO ANOTHER MAN ON THE FONE THEN COME OUT AND SAY *** THEM ...
OH YEAH OFFICER ROSS SHOULD BE ON THE LIST TOO
piggy44 should be paid for making a better list than MTO. My New Years resolutin is to call curb black ignorance. I hope Obama will not be the only black president but it looks dim for black people. Stop ignorance it when you see or hear it. HAVE A BLESSED AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR ALL!!
^^ "ignorance" see that's what Im talking about!!
Happy New Year to all!!! Be safe!
Good riddance to Tavis Smiley and Jessie Jackson in 2009. God Bless the New President! Happy New Year to all!
Good riddance to Tavis Smiley, Jessie Jackson and Bob (BET) Johnson in 2009. God Bless the New President! Happy New Year to all!
YALL LEAVE JANET ALONE OR IT'S GOIN TO B SOME FURNITURE MOVE AT MTO'S OFFICES!!!!!
2009 WILL BE MINE! SO ALL YA'LL MTO HATERS, AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE...HAPPY NEW YEAR AND PEACE OUT!!!
OK@MTO THEY DID'NT WANT YA'LL AT THE WEDDING! I WAS WATCHING THE HOUSEWIVES SERIES FROM THE BEGINNING STARTING WITH THE OC WIVES WHICH IS BACK ON! SO HOW CAN YOU BE SO ARROGANT THINKING YOU INTRODUCED THE HOUSEWIVES TO THE MASSES? PLEASE
DANG ALOT HAS HAPPENED IN THIS PAST YEAR Can't wait to see what happens in 09
Its A Wrap!!! Gotta get on the grind in 2009!!!!!
MTO is jumping the gun as usual. DMX's wife was in court with him when he got his time. Oh!!! saw it on another site.
Baltimore City Public Schools hate on MTO!!!
*** They block 'EM***