Well, it's Friday afternoon, and at this point Rocks Off is basically just counting down to 5 p.m. and whatever concert announcement for Dave Matthews, John Mayer or someone else we only marginally care about (and occasionally someone we actually do, like Van Morrison) inevitably shows up in our in-box when we could be going home, as in to a nearby bar. You know, the same way they always wait until late Friday afternoon to announce layoffs, cutbacks, indictments and any other sort of unfortunate news. But it could be worse.
Chamillionaire had his Houston mansion repossessed by the bank after it went into foreclosure, but the rapper claims it was a calculated business decision. He bought the 7,583 sq. foot home in 2006 for $2 million, but failed to make several payments. The rapper said that he "decided to let that house go" because the real estate market had turned, leaving the house as a bad investment. Chamillionare also noted that he was never at the home. "I was always on the road touring," he said. "I just didn't feel like it was a good business investment to pay that much mortgage for a house I was never at. I still got all the cars." It could just be us, but wouldn't it have been a better business decision to sell and not eff up your credit for all eternity?!
Wow. Rocks Off thinks it's really sweet Perez is so concerned about Chamillionaire's credit and all, but seriously, this guy is supposed to be one of the best-connected gossip-mongers in Hollywood, and this is all he can come up with? We are losing faith like we are going to be losing body moisture at Summerfest this weekend. Slow day in SoCal, huh, Perez? Anyways, Rocks Off supposes it's nice to know there's not a whole hell of a lot going on in other places too. Stay tuned for "Fails of the Week" - if we'd noticed this a little sooner, it would have been in there for sure.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.