Articles on this Page
- 03/20/18--12:21: _Fetty Wap Just Welc...
- 03/20/18--13:59: _Cardi B & Chadwick ...
- 03/20/18--14:57: _Beyoncé & Jay-Z Are...
- 03/20/18--16:00: _‘Golden Girl’ Alici...
- 03/20/18--17:34: _Eva Marcille Hit Up...
- 03/21/18--08:39: _NEWS: Austin Bomber...
- 03/21/18--09:19: _Columbus Short Luck...
- 03/21/18--11:24: _Tamar Braxton Repor...
- 03/21/18--11:51: _Meghan Markle Will ...
- 03/21/18--13:44: _‘Queen Sugar’ Set T...
- 03/21/18--15:14: _Chadwick Boseman's ...
- 03/21/18--16:58: _NO MORE BALDIE! Dei...
- 03/21/18--18:05: _Apparently, Blac Ch...
- 03/21/18--21:11: _SAD NEWS: Queen Lat...
- 03/22/18--09:37: _WATCH: Singer Jacqu...
- 03/22/18--11:20: _Amber Rose Gives In...
- 03/22/18--13:36: _3LW’s Kiely William...
- 03/22/18--15:44: _Drake Announces New...
- 03/22/18--17:48: _Lena Waithe Is TIRE...
- 03/22/18--18:43: _WALKING IN FAITH: C...
Rapper Fetty Wap and one of his children's mothers just welcomed heir second child together, and his 7th. We've got the first pics of baby Fetty inside...
Condom hating "Trap Queen" rapper Fetty has been laying it low and spreading it wide all over the country lately, and his 7th kid was just born to prove it.
He and Lezhae Zeona have a new baby boy on their hands, and he joins his big sis Zaviera Maxwell (and five other siblings from five other women).
Lezhae made it known she popped out her baby boy via an Instagram Live video yesterday, and she's already shared the first pics of him meeting his big sis:
And yes, their second baby's name will also start with a Z (like the second part of her name Zeona). Lezhae is already calling him Zy:
Fetty also recently welcomed a baby girl with "LAHH" star Alexis Skyy, who was born three months premature in January. Alexis has been giving updates and says baby Alaiya is improving daily.
Congrats to everyone!
Cardi B and Chadwick Boseman are gearing up to snatch wigs on "Saturday Night Live." Meanwhile, Denzel Washington is gearing up to return to Broadway. Deets inside...
The hottest rapper in Hip Hop and the hottest actor in Hollywood are about to join forces for an epic episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) March 18, 2018
Cardi B and Chadwick Boseman are scheduled to appear on “SNL” April 7th where the Black Panther star will put his acting skills to work as the host and the “Bartier Cardi” rapper will hit the stage for a musical performance. This is will be the first time on SNL for both Cardi and Chad, but we bet it will not be their last.
Hmm…we wonder if he’ll do a Black Panther skit like his co-star Sterling K. Brown did during his hosting gig last week.
By the way, Black Panther is STILL making history. After crossing the $1 billion threshold at he box office, the Marvel superhero film became the “first time a film has held the top spot for five weekends in a row since 2009's Avatar." YAS!
In Broadway news...
Denzel Washington is back to Broadway!
The two-time Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner is set to star in Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, which will run for 14 weeks. The famed actor will play a salesman named Theodore “Hickey” Hickman.
Here’s a synopsis of the The Iceman Cometh:
Set in the summer of 1912 at Harry Hope's saloon on New York's lower west side, this is O'Neill's classic story of a freespending, boisterous salesman who compels his fellow barflies to confront their pipe dreams.
The first preview is scheduled for March 22nd at 7pm EST at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
Denzel's last Broadway appearances included starring in A Raisin in the Sun in 2014 and FENCES in 2010 (the stage play, not the movie).
Also, the Tony Award winner will add yet another award to his arsenal of achievements. He will receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award, an honor that’s previously gone to stage artists, including Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, Edward Albee, Meryl Streep and more.
He'll be presented the award at New Dramatists’ 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute on May 15th in New York.
Still killing it!
The Carters booked the first flight to Jamaica after their weekend at the Wearable Art Gala. Now we're wondering if the videos they were spotted shooting mean that long awaited collabo album is in the works. Pics and deets inside...
Well what do we have here? Multiple videos being shot in Jamaica? With the Carters? On motorcycles?
Beyoncé ?!! pic.twitter.com/oH1fg6L6Sc
— suleen (@Sxlxir_) March 20, 2018
Bup bup bup!
The couple has officially taken over Trench Town, a Kingston district famous for being a breeding ground for reggae stars like Bob Marley.
The locals have been posting on social media about Beyoncé hosting auditions on the islands for extras for a new music video. Then, she and and Jay-Z were spotted flying through the Jamaican streets on a motorbike.
Beyoncé is now looking for people to audition to be part of a music Video in Jamaica.
— TSB (@ThatsSoBeyonce) March 19, 2018
— suleen (@Sxlxir_) March 20, 2018
— suleen (@Sxlxir_) March 20, 2018
So, yeah. It appears they're shooting a project for that collabo album we've been waiting for and/or a video for their upcoming OTR II tour. Or both. Word on the curb is that an album is for sure on the way, and Melina Matsoukas is directing a video for it.
Bey and Jay have been spotted riding all around the island, and even stopped in a local barbershop for hours.
Beyoncé shooting another video in a different location pic.twitter.com/oJoAPN8tvM
— TSB (@ThatsSoBeyonce) March 20, 2018
We also wouldn't be surprised if that possible collabo project was a dancehall inspired one.
By the way, let's not forget that Marcia Aitken reggae track "I''m Still In Love" used on one of their OTR II promo vids:
By the way, the OTR II stadium tour is basically sold out. So additional dates and another major city have been added. The international leg has added a second Amsterdam date on June 20.
In the US, three new cities will go on-sale: Columbus, OH, Columbia, SC, and Seattle, WA. Second dates have also been added in Washington, DC, East Rutherford, NJ, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA, and Los Angeles, CA.
Alicia Keys and Mashonda are still playing nice…and so are Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian. Proof inside…
Who says the wife and the ex-wife can’t get along? Especially when the ladies weren’t quite fond of one another a few years ago. However, all of the drama is in the past and Swizz Beatz’s wife Alicia Keys and his ex-wife Mashonda have found a sweet spot where they can get along. And not just get along for the sake of the kids. Like, really get along.
So much so, the R&B songtress stepped out to support Mashonda for the “Her Time Is Now” art exhibit, hosted by her ArtLeadHer group, held at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center in NYC.
Since calling a truce, it appears Alicia and Mashonda have built a healthy friendship. They can co-exist forfamily functions, they vacay together, appear in music videos together, and now they’re supporting one another’s endeavors. Can’t be mad at that. They have even given each other nicknames, dubbing one another “Golden Girl.”
“Ayeeee!! Look at sis.. one day y’all will know why we call each other ‘Golden Girls.’ Thank you @aliciakeys for stopping by the #HerTimeIsNow exhibition. And for supporting the artists!! Check out Alicia’s IG story for more gorgeous images!! @artleadher x @nicholawola," Mashonda captioned on Instagram.
"Congratulations to my golden girl @mashondatifrere and @artleadher for a gorgeous curation of "Her Time Is Now" with @donnakaran ! These artists are amazing and the vibe is [fire emojis] Welcome to @thedeancollection Artist @tawnychatmon — "The Awakening" series is [fire emojis] Also loved the beautiful work by @lacey.mckinney.3 and @nicholawola — So if you're in NY don't miss this experience at @urbanzen 705 Greenwich St NYC Today’s the last day!!," Alicia wrote on Instagram.
Well, good for them.
Singer Maxwell also came out to support.
Speaking of exes getting along...
Over the weekend, Rob celebrated his birthday and his ex-fiancée Blac Chyna, who’s currently dating an 18-year-old, posted a birthday tribute to him from herself and their daughter, Dream Kardashian. Well, that was nice of her.
Rob celebrated his birthday with his baby girl, his sisters and his mom during an intimate get together. And he's looking a lot all that gym work and dieting is paying off. Peep a few flicks from his birthday below:
Happy birtbday to me :) pic.twitter.com/hXTnlfEvMZ
— ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) March 17, 2018
1. In case you care, Aubrey O'Day from Danity Kane wrote a song possibly about having an affair with Donald Trump, Jr., who recently announced his divorce. Their affair allegedly began the couple's downward spiral. STORY
Photos: Mashonda's IG/Blac Chyna's IG
Eva Marcille had to hit up her homie Missy Elliott after all of the lesbian drama popped off on “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Find out what Missy had to say about it, plus peep pics from Eva’s royal baby shower inside…
Eva Marcille is the new “wife” on the “RHOA” block, so naturally she’s involved in some type of drama even when she’s not looking for it.
In a recent episode, the “RHOA” ladies were sitting around chatting when Shamea Morton asked the “Top Model” alum about (old) rumors that she dated rapper/singer Missy Elliott, alluding she was either gay or bisexual.
Chopping it up with US Weekly, Eva opened up how Missy reacted when they spoke about the episode.
“No, I didn’t because, I mean, because Missy is so non-confrontational, she’s not that girl.”
Eva said she didn’t hit Missy up about it as soon as the show aired, but after it was brought up again on “Watch What Happens Live,” she said she talked to her about it.
“But I did talk to her after Watch What Happens Live and she, first she sends me the emoji of the hand on the head,” she explained. “It was hilarious. And I was like I know, so petty. And she’s like, ‘You know what girl, you held your own. I appreciate it, you know what I mean, the way you held me down. ‘I was like, ‘Look, I’m not gonna create a space for you to have to defend yourself against this girl … You’re not on the show. It’s not fair to you,’ which is kind of why I was really pissed off.”
The self-proclaimed LGBTQ activist said she wasn’t necessarily upset that Shamea had questions about her sexuality, it was the way she asked in front of everyone.
“Like, why would you do this to my friend?” Eva added. “But furthermore, like I said, my irritation really is the fact that there’s like this negative connotation or idea around homosexuality. That is to me the more frustrating thing. Like, what is the issue?”
Well, we all know why Shamea did it. She's trying to remain a "friend" to the show. There's that...
Peep Eva's interview below:
In other Eva news...
As the "RHOA" star approaches her due date, Eva Marcille and her fiancé Michael Sterling rounded up close family and friends to celebrate their new bundle of joy making his grand entrance into the world.
Eva, who announced she was pregnant in November 2017 and engaged in December 2017, Michael and Eva’s daughter Marley Rae McCall were all smiles during the royal themed baby shower as they await to add a new member to their family. And the bash was certainly fit for a prince...”Prince Michael” to be exact.
“I did royal blue, purple and gold color scheme to bring in that Royal feeling,” Eva dished to US Weekly about the decorations. The baby bash went down in Atlanta and it was put together by ellyB Events / Eliana Baucicault and Eva’s longtime friend Andrea Crenshaw.
“My baby shower was absolutely awesome. Being surrounded by my mother, my fiancé, my daughter, family and friends was truly beautiful,” Eva gushed. “Having a support system is such a blessing. I had friends and family come from all over the USA!”
This was actually her 2nd shower for “Prince Michael.”
“I definitely got a zillion gifts for baby,” she revealed. “Michael and I couldn’t be happier with everything I received. From the adorable outfits to the daddy diaper bag backpack to the zillion of diapers and wipes. At the end it was only fitting for Michael to carry all of it to our Jeep!”
And get this…
Some of the decorations for the baby shower were some of her own home interior designs.
“It was really cool seeing the shower and lounge areas decorated with my new home decor collection,” Eva shared. “I love my home decor line The Eva Marcille Home Collection and I’ve been working really hard at it so to see it come to life at my shower was really amazing.”
Nice. Congrats again to the couple!
Photos: Inije Photography via US Weekly
The Austin bomber suspect was identified and caught by a SWAT team outside a hotel in the southern city, and proceeded to kill himself ironically via bomb. Full story on how he was caught and the terror he enacted inside...
UPDATE: The suspect apparently wrote essays in college condemning homosexuality and abortion and was vocal about not agreeing with either.
Authorities have identified the now dead Austin bomber suspect as Mark Conditt, a 23-year-old home schooled, Austin Community College grad who previously worked as a computer repair tech. The company also apparently focuses a variety of metal objects and robotics. Could this be where he learned to build bombs? It's possible, according to reports.
SWAT closed in on Conditt after he was caught on a FedEx store's surveillance camera, wearing a wig, on Sunday while bringing in two packages. After police authorities tracked him to an Austin area hotel, they surrounded his car outside said hotel early this morning. Conditt proceeded to blow himself up inside the car, injuring one of the authorities as well.
Authorities say Conditt is indeed responsible for the multiple bombs that have been terrorizing the Austin area for over a week, and killing two black men and injuring a Hispanic woman and four other people.
It's still unclear if this was purely hate crime-oriented as at least two victims are white.
No note or manifesto has been found to explain his actions. But his mother posted on Facebook recentlysaying,"He's thinking of taking some time to figure out what he wants to do ... maybe a mission trip."
Thankfully the terror has come to an end, even though Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday the White House does not deem this situation as terrorism.
Columbus Short is a free man after a short 34 days in jail on a 1-year sentence. Find out why he was behind bars (you likely already know), plus get the deets on the Weinstein Company owing Malia Obama some coinage inside…
Columbus Short has had his fair share of run ins with the law. Quite a few actually.
But, he just lucked up in one of his “situations.”
The ex-“Scandal” star was reportedly released from jail after serving 34 days on a one-year jail sentence. The reason he was behind bars? He allegedly assaulted his new wife, Aida Abramyan. According to reports, Aida accused him of hitting her during in argument in November 2017.
He plead no contest to the domestic violence charges and was sentenced to 36-months probation and domestic violence education. However, since he was already on probation for a vicious bar fight that went down in 2014, the judge sentenced him to a year in jail for violating his probation.
Columbus went in the slammer of February 13th and was released from the L.A. County Jail Monday night (March 19th). According to TMZ, he was released from jail due to overcrowding.
After his release, he hoped on Instagram to announce he’s home and popped off on the haters:
This isn't Columbus' first domestic violence situation. In 2014, he was charged with domestic violence for assaulting his now ex-wife/daughter's mother Tanee McCall. He allegedly held a knife to her throat. The charges were later dismissed and Tanee filed for divorce (for the third time).
In other news...
The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy after Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault scandal(s), but they still owe folks some cash, including former First Daughter Malia Obama. They also owe thousands of creditors and several Hollywood actors and actresses which are listed in the company’s 394-page list in the bankruptcy filing.
The 19-year-old Harvard student is owed some money after she was a summer intern at The Weinstein Company in 2017, right before the scandal broke. Some of the celebrities owed money include Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, Robert De Niro, David Bowie, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Bay, Daniel Radcliffe, Seth Rogen, Heidi Klum, as well as frequent Weinstein collaborators Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith.
The amounts the Weinstein Co. owes are not specified in the letter. The company's bankruptcy filings list between $500,000,001 and $1 billion in liabilities, and the same range for assets.
Sheesh! Give Malia her coins!
Word on the curb is that Tamar Braxton is pissed how her family is portraying her estranged husband Vince Herbert on “Braxton Family Values,” so she has decided not to do any promo for the new season. Allegedly. More inside…
2017 was a tumultuous year for Tamar Braxton and her estranged husband Vince Herbert. There have been reports of domestic violence, a side chick supposedly being pregnant, Tamar stepped away from music and eventually, she ended up filing for divorce from her husband/manager.
While Tamar has filed for divorce, she’s pretty much still joined at the hip with her husband since they work together. And since reports of Tamar filing for divorce came out, Tamar and Vince have been spotted together on several occasions, whether they were doing promo for their reality show“Tamar & Vince” or just out together on their way somewhere.
After Tay Tay filed for divorce, her mother Evelyn Braxtonspilled all the tea about Vince allegedly physically abusing Tamar. She said in several interviews she feared that Vince could one day take Tamar’s life.
Not only was Mama Evelyn blasting Vince in interviews, she apparently discussed his alleged bad behavior on the upcoming season of “Braxton Family Values.” And so did her sisters.
Now, Tamar’s pissed at her family for trying to vilify Vince on the show for ratings, and she's reportedly refused to do ANY promo.
Sources tell TMZ Tamar is fed up with her mom and sisters for “using fake storylines to drum up ratings and frame Vince as a villain. She's pissed her kin would ‘stoop so low for personal gain’ and unless producers edit out what she feels are lies ... she'll refuse to promote it."
While Tamar may not be hitting any daytime or late night shows to promote the show, denying to promote the show is promoting the show. You get what we’re saying? It’s something about this whole Tamar vs. Vince fiasco that we aren’t completely sold on. We can’t quite put our finger on it.
Outside of the drama, Tamar is taking care of what's most important: herself. Right before her 41st birthday this week, she decided to shave all of her hair off. New year, new Tay Tay.
For her b'day, she took a few shots with friends and then enjoyed some "me" time. Check it below:
You can either succumb to your obstacles or learn from them. Im sooo grateful for all the amazing birthday wishes around the world. Those that have inspired me to believing I can become the BEST me due to all the freedom I’ve witnessed. I have AMAZING real friends that truly love me and amazing #tamartianfriends that changed the name of a national holiday after me!! #sttamarsday lol ...Today wasn’t just a birthday it was the longest track meet of my life, and also an entire day to really stop and think how blessed I am to take care and be here for my blessing from God, my son Logan to watch him thug it out in the cold, @tonibraxton @forevermalika @foreverkhadijah @otgenasis @mrldavis and my family and great friends and to ALL of you (i tried to send a response to u all.. there were so many bday wishes) I promise from the bottom of my heart you all have made this day great!! Im so grateful for you ALL!! thank you #cheerstoALLwhowanttobegreat
The older I get the more I’m not into crowds or a bunch of people all the time. Im a year older, SMARTER, more appreciative of the time that I spend alone. Just chilling, no interruptions. Just ME as I am. Embracing myself and thoughts and hearing God. I call this recharging so I can be a better ME and READY for tomorrow #cheerstomyself #thatswhatsreal
"Braxton Family Values" premieres tomorrow night (March 22nd) at 9/8c on WETv. You watching?
Photos: Tamar's IG
Meghan Markle will be transformed into a wax figure and put on display right before she says "I Do" to Prince Harry. Also, the couple has decided on a wedding cake and went the nontraditional route. Get those deets, plus why Meghan and Harry will not sign a prenup inside...
She’s joining the royal family in more ways than one.
Meghan Markle is getting her own wax figure in Times Square and it’ll go on display right before she treks down the aisle to marry her prince charming, Prince Harry.
— Madame Tussauds NY (@nycwax) March 21, 2018
— Madame Tussauds (@MadameTussauds) March 21, 2018
Our American princess will join her wax royal family members, including her soon-to-be husband Prince Harry (she’ll be placed next to him), Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Williams and Kate Middleton. A wax figure of Meghan will also be on display in London as well.
No word yet on what the wax figure’s outfit will entail or any other details. The museum is keeping everything top secret until the unveiling in early May. Madame Tussauds is having some fun with Meghan’s new wax figure, allowing visitors named Meghan or Harry (ID required) to visit the attraction free of charge from now until the couple's May 19th nuptials.
Let's hope they get it right...unlike those Beyonce wax figures they were pushing last year.
Speaking of the wedding...
Meghan and Prince Harry have decided what type of cake they will serve during the ceremony and who will make it. Of course, Meghan put her own spin to the cake.
Pastry chef Claire Ptak, who was raised in California and now owns London-based bakery Violet Cakes, will do the honors of creating the wedding cake for Meghan and Prince Harry.
Skipping out on the traditional fruitcake, Chef Ptak will create a "lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavors of spring” that will “feature buttercream and fresh flowers as decoration.” The former “Suits” actress previously interviewed Chef Ptak, who focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes, for her former lifestyle website. Peep the tweets from Kensington Palace confirming the news:
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 20, 2018
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 20, 2018
Claire Ptak, who was raised in California, focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes. Ms. Markle previously interviewed Chef Ptak for her former lifestyle website The Tig.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 20, 2018
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are looking forward to sharing the cake with guests at their wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19th.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 20, 2018
When people with money here get married, the first thing some folks are concerned with are prenups. But, that’s not the case with Meghan and Prince Harry.
They likely will not be signing a prenup before they get married in May. Apparently, that’s just not what they do in the U.K. It’s not common practice there.
“Historically, members of the royal family have not had them,” royal author Ingrid Seward told PEOPLE. “They are more popular in the United States —it’s just not a British thing.”
Hopefully they don't try any funny business if, heaven forbid, Meghan ever wants to walk away. We're keeping our fingers crossed divorce isn't an option for these two. Get.That.Crown.Meghan!
“Queen Sugar” is back for a new season in May and we've been ready. In other TV/film news, “Insecure” star Natasha Rothwell has been tapped to write a new comedy and social media comedian Jess Hilarious just nabbed a role on Lil Rel’s upcoming comedy series. Deets inside…
FINALLY. We have a premiere date for season 3 of “Queen Sugar.”
One of your favorite TV families will be returning to the small screen via a two-night event on OWN Tuesday, May 29th, and Wednesday, May 30th at 10pm EST each night. The series will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10pm EST.
Above is the first sneak peek at the new season and below is a refresher of what’s going on with the Bordelons this upcoming season:
In the series’ third season, the contemporary drama returns as the Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and father’s legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. They soon find that their fight extends beyond their close-knit family, but also to the community. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) remains in the thick of the trials and tribulations in both her personal and professional life as she continues to battle the Landry family while also trying to ensure Micah’s safety and future. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is still reeling from learning from Darla (Bianca Lawson) that he might not be the biological father of his son, Blue (Ethan Hutchison), and attempts to push forward as the new cane season begins. A new and unexpected love in the form of an old friend comes into Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) life and challenges her long-held notions of relationships while also offering her something she didn’t think she could ever have.
Season 3 will follow suit from the previous seasons as creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay has hand selected another all-female directing team, including DeMane Davis, Patricia Cardoso, Shaz Bennett, Maria Govan and Lauren Wolkstein, several of whom will be making their television directorial debut, with additional names to be announced. Nice!
Who's ready?! We sure are. We need our Ralph Angel fix.
In movie news...
Natasha Rothwell is out here doing the damn thing.
The hilarious “Insecure” star/writer (she plays Issa's friend) just inked a new gig to write a new feature film for Paramount Pictures titled, Bridal Recall.
The film will follow a woman who wakes up with amnesia on her wedding day. She has to figure out who she is, who she’s marrying and whether or not she’s making the biggest mistake of her life by the end of the day.
According to Deadline, the movie is a re-imagining of Identity Crisis, originally written by Chum Langhorne and Brent Askari.
Not only is she writing the comedy film, the Love, Simon star will be returning to star, write and co-produce HBO’s “Insecure” for its 3rd season. We love her character Kelli on the show.
FUN FACT: Natasha has a development deal with HBO where she is writing, producing and starring in her own project.
In TV news...
Who says clowning around on social media doesn’t amount to anything?
Jess Hilarious gained Insta fame cracking jokes in videos she posted daily. Now, she’s about to star in a comedy series on television.
According to reports, Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore will star opposite Lil Rel Howery in the FOX comedy pilot, “Rel,” which will be executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael and Mike Scully. She’ll be replacing Angel Laketa Moore (Fifty Shades of Black), who was originally cast in the role. The recasting decision was made after the pilot’s table read. Savage.
Here’s what the show will be about:
Written/executive produced by Josh Rabinowitz & Kevin Barnett and Howery, and inspired by Howery’s real life, Rel, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on Lil Rel (Howery), a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come.” Rel finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the West Side of Chicago who’s on a quest for love, respect and a new barber. Moore will play Tiffany, Rel’s supportive, kind and driven best friend.
Hmm…we wonder if they’ll allow Jess to add her Baltimore-comedic swag to the role. By the way, Jess copped an award during BET's inaugural Social Awards last month.
Photos: OWN/Getty/Jess' IG
Chadwick Boseman always keeps his relationships low key, but we've definitely been keeping an eye on his girlfriend over the last year who he makes sure is always by his side. Now, her sister is confirming some relationship tea...
Looks like Chadwick's real life queen just got the public confirmation by her own sister.
Yup, the Black Panther found his queen in real life, and unfortunately, it's not Lupita Nyong'o.
We've spotted Chadwick toting a beautiful chick everywhere over the last year (and beyond), but making sure not to show too much PDA. Her name is Simone, and they're definitely a couple.
The two have hit basketball games together, including during All Star weekend, and plenty of events, including his big Hollywood premiere of Black Panther.
Recently, Lupita posted a cute BTS pic of her and Chadwick on the set of Black Panther. Simone's sister (who we confirmed goes by @i_ledz) interestingly commented on the photo about his real life girlfriend....after it was reposted on a Chadwick Boseman fan page.
True love, huh? Must be nice...
Chadwick also quietly dated his Get On Up co-star Tika Sumpter during the filming of that movie, but they broke up a little while after.
We spotted Chadwick and Simone together out in public for one of the first times last June before Chadwick's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel," and then that following September they were boo'd up at the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight in Vegas:
We're low key hating since our crush on Chadwick has been realer than real for years. But we digress.
Keep it cute, you two.
What baldie? Deion Sanders is growing his hair back and he’s taking his fans on the hair growth journey with him. More inside…
Just because he’s 50, doesn’t mean he has to live with a bald head like Mother Nature seemingly intended for him.
When you have money and technology at your fingertips, anything is possible. Ask Deion Sanders.
The NBA legend is currently on a hair growing journey after he decided to ditch the baldie (due to genetics) for hair plugs. Around this time last year, he announced he was going to get hair transplants because he wanted to look like his son:
And he made good on his word.
The 50-year-old retired NFLer, inspired by NFL player Brian Urlacher, went to an appointment at RESTORE Hair Transplant & Restoration in Chicago recently for another round of treatment. He had previously gone a few months ago. During the procedure, Deion -- who was heavily medicated -- hopped on Instagram to chat about his hair comeback:
Just got done with the last procedure of the #itlookswetbutitsdry my Hair transplant is where they transfer your hair thats plentiful to a place that is somewhat vacant. Technology nowadays is unbelievable. You will see the results I promise u. But I may be seen with a Yamaka. No offense to anyone. But i must cover centerfield up for a minute. Thanks to all the folks at Restore in Chicago for bringing Prime back. #Curlonitsways #WavesbyAugust #Brushalreadybeenised #MurraysGreasehereicome #Braidsonschedule #MustbethemoneyRemixcoming #50goingon21 #50&Fine #Truth @Traceyeedmonds @Revjahwar #ImBackBACK @HaHadavis
Give me some MTUME on Pandora and lets finish strong. Whatever u do in life worth doing it requires a sacrifice. RESTORE me and lets go baby. I'm ready to look like a 92 Prime in Atlanta. #TRUTH @traceyeedmonds #Bringingmyhairback #50&Fine 50&fit #50&wise #Hairgameinsane #Wavesarereal #Curlisexpected #ChainsAreBackwithhair #Baldmenudonthavetobebald #TRUTH
Poor thing trying to talk while he's in the middle of the procedure.
Rapper Snoop Dogg knows a little something about being "high" minus having the procedure done:
Deion and his girlfriend Tracey Edmonds appeared on the "Steve Harvey Show" together recently where you can really see his hair growing in:
She says she loves him either way:
A few months ago, Deion made a rap about growing his new hair after his first treatment. This is around the same time he clapped back at tv viewers calling him out for having "fake hair" out of the blue:
— RESTORE Hair (@restore) September 27, 2017
And he's having fun asking about hair cuts on Twitter:
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) February 2, 2018
Just a few more months before Primetime has a head full of hair.
So, are feelin' it? His girlfriendseem to be feeling it.
Photos: Deion's IG
We see Blac Chyna’s 18-year-old boy toy YBN Almighty Jay is doing the most with the least. Find out the unnecessary details of their sex life, peep pics of them all boo’d up while on a shopping spree and find out how Chyna got in the middle of Rich The Kid’s divorce inside…
Blac Chyna is keeping her name in the headlines by any means necessary. That's the only explanation we can find about why this chick is messing around with this almost-child.
The latest “tea” is the 29-year-old’s relationship with 18-year-old rapper YBN Almighty Jay. If you haven’t heard they ALLEGEDLY met on Christian Mingle, of all places. Now, the young rapper is spilling details about their sex life. As if we really need those details.
In a new video making its rounds on the Internet, the aspiring rapper talks about what it’s like dating a celebrity, why he doesn’t like “young h*es,” and revealed he and Chyna do NOT wear condoms in the bedroom...or anywhere else for that matter. UGH.
“I’m all the way in raw,” he said in the clip. “I don’t wear rubbers my n*gga. Who does that shi*? I wouldn’t f*ck a b*tch I wouldn’t want to get pregnant. If Chyna got pregnant, I would keep that sh*t.”
There are so many things WRONG with everything he said. But we expect nothing more from an 18-year-old man child.
Peep the full clip below:
This Blac Chyna new man. This had me dead lol. Watch til the end. pic.twitter.com/M2AzwaYpUX
— Support My Mixtape And Love Me Forever (@_DashawnJ_) March 18, 2018
This whole situationship screams PR stunt, but they are doing the most at trying to make folks believe it's real. Recently, the twosome was spotted on a shopping spree (y'all know Chy loves shopping with her BAE of the moment), hitting up Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills on Monday.
During their outing, they were all over each other in the store before hopping in Chyna’s Ferrari with several shoppings bags. Swipe through above for the flicks.
Rapper Rich The Kid’s wife done dragged Chyna into her divorce drama.
According to reports, the “New Freezer” rapper’s wife, Antonette Willis (pictured above), filed for divorce from her husband/kids' father (real name Dimitri Roger).
The divorce filing comes on the heels of Antonette hijacking Rich’s Instagram account to expose him for cheating on her with chicks like Blac Chyna and India Love. Chick whipped out screenshots of text messages between Rich and the women she’s accusing him of sleeping with. She also accuses Chyna of being paid by YBN in exchage for publicity stunt relationship to help put him on.
Here's some of what she posted:
In the paperwork, Antonette also accused the rapper of domestic violence back in 2016:
Girl, consider it a blessing and move on.
Photos: Chyna's Snap/Getty/Antonnete's IG
After a long struggle with heart failure, Queen Latifah's mother Rita Owens has passed away. We have her heartfelt statement and her sweet words about being her mother's caregiver inside...
Rapper/Actress Queen Latifah first opened up about her mother Rita Owen's Scleroderma back in 2014 in a video that they hoped would help out other families battling serious health issues.
Today, Wedneday, the Bessie star said goodbye to her best friend after almost a decade of fighting Ms. Owens' health battle together.
Latifah issued a statement pouring out her heart about her "bright light":
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” says Latifah. “Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldy but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.”
“She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over,” Latifah shares. “I am heartbroken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your kindness, support and respect for our privacy at this time. Much Love, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latifah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.”
The Oscar nominee has teamed up with her mother to share their story on multiple ocassions, spreading the word about Ms. Owens' heart failure:
Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently enough to meet the body’s needs. Owens told PEOPLE in 2015 that proper medication, a defibrillator implanted in her chest to avert a heart attack and a diet low in salt and fats but heavy on vegetables enabled her to live with the condition.
The two sat down on camera a few years ago to talk about cargiving and staying on top of the battle:
Absolutely heartbreaking. One is never prepared to lose a parent, grandparent or anyone close, no matter how it happens. Our hearts and prayers are certainly with Queen Latifah, the Owens family and friends of the family at this time.
Photos: Queen Latifah Show/People
Video footage of Jacquees getting man handled while in handcuffs by Miami police has surfaced. Meanwhile, Bobby V has been named a suspect in a rape case in Georgia. Everything inside…
Singer Jacquees ended up in jail in Miami after shooting a music video. And video footage of his aggressive arrest has leaked online. According to reports, the Cash Money singer was cruising around in his black Lamborghini through South Beach when a police officer noticed he didn’t have his seat belt on.
The office claims he asked Jacquees, real name Rodriquez Broadnax, to pull over, but he refused.
“The defendant did not obey my command and instead kept driving the vehicle at a low rate of speed with heavy traffic still northbound on Ocean Drive,” the officer wrote in the report.
The “At The Club” singer then asked why was he being pulled over. The officer reportedly told him about the seatbelt violation. Eventually, Jacquees pulled over and got out of the car. The officer told him to move to the sidewalk and he reportedly “refused to comply.”
“Additional officers had to be requested in emergency mode due to the large crowd gathering and the defendant still not complying,” the officer wrote. “It should be noted that the defendant’s actions disrupted the peace and quiet and public morals of bystanders on a busy spring break day on ocean drive in Miami Beach,” according to the report.
The 23-year-old singer was then taken into custody and charged with failure to obey an officer and disorderly conduct.
Peep the clip of the singer being roughed up by police after they put him in handcuffs below:
However, there's a screenshot from what some are saying is Jacquees' mom telling details of what happened before he was arrested:
This is what his mom said Happened pic.twitter.com/AYtBCKokTl
— Yaa (@JayyHill) March 22, 2018
The "B.E.D." singer was eventually released and the first thing he did was hop on some jet skis:
The singer is expected to perform in Detroit this weekend.
In other unfortunate news...
Damn Bobby V! This should be a bomb time for Bobby V as he recently dropped a new album titled ELECTRIK. But, now he’s dealing with some legal issues.
According to TMZ, a woman in Georgia named him as the man who allegedly raped her last weekend. She filed a police report in Cobb County on Monday (March 19th) following the alleged attack the night before. It’s unclear how they know each other or where they were at when this assault supposedly happened.
Cops say they have an open investigation into the case, so they're keeping details under wraps for now.
Bobby's rep tells us they are pursuing legal action "against what appears to be a weak yet calculated attempt to obtain financial gain through ulterior motives in the matter." The rep did not say the alleged victim requested money directly from Bobby, but called her version of events an apparent false report.
The rep added, "Bobby takes any allegation against women very seriously. However, false allegations damage true victims of sexual abuse."
First the transgender extortion scandal, now this. As of now, Bobby hasn't addressed the allegations. He has been busy posting promo for his new album on his social media accounts though.
Amber Rose pops off on Internet trolls who came after her son Sebastian Thomaz, calling him gay for liking Taylor Swift. More inside...
People are sick.
How does a 5-year-old boy singing a Taylor Swift define his sexuality? Internet trolls started flooding Amber Rose’s comment section when she posted up a video of her son Sebastian singing a Taylor Swift song after the singer had gifted him tickets to an upcoming concert.
Idiots flocked to the comments to call Bash “gay.” UGH. Like, really? By the way, let's stop using the word "gay" as an insult in 2018, shall we?
The Slut Walk creator was pissed and she went on a rant via Instagram stories. She explained she and her ex-husband/Bash’s dad Wiz Khalifa do not make their son live by society norms and they “let him be passionate about whatever his little heart desires."
She said parents need to teach their kids love and not hate because there is enough of that in the world. Peep her rant below:
Before all of the drama...
Amber Rose brought her son Bash along as her date (in color coordinated outfits) as she made her LA Fashion Week rounds.
By the way...
It's being reported Amber and youngin' rapper 21 Savage have called it quits after almost a year of dating.
“They are definitely off. They are not together,” a source told The Source. The 34-year-old personality and the 25-year-old rapper were last seen together on Valentine's Day.
Welp. There's that. And it's probably for the best.
1. Donald Trump said former VP Joe Biden would "go down fast and hard" if they were to get into a physical fight. This is after Uncle Joe jokingly said he would have "taken Trump out back" and beat him up in high school for his shenanigans. Chile....STORY
Photos: Amber's IG
The YBF kiddies have our ovaries in overdrive. Go inside to see 3LW’s Kiely Williams’ new bundle of joy, plus flicks of Steph& Ayesha Curry’s girls, Ronnie DeVoe’s adorable twins, LeBron James’ gorgeous daughter Zhuri, Diddy’s fierce daughters and more inside…
From Cheetah Girl to first time mom and wife. 3LW’s Kiely Williams is living her best life.
The former Cheetah Girl got married to her husband Brandon "BJ" Cox in 2016. Now, they’re parents!
Back in October, Kiely announced she was pregnant and that she was due in March. And now, here we are. The 31-year-old new mom posted an adorable flick of her daughter on Instagam with a lyric from the Cheetah Girls’ song “Cheetah Love.”
“I’ll never be someone that hurts you. I’ll never be someone that deserts you. We have a bond no one is breaking,” she wrote.
Aww. Congrats to the happy couple!
Speaking of new bundles of joy....
Ayesha Curry showed off her growing baby bump #3. And, of course, her daughters Riley and Ryan got in on the photo action. The 28-year-old mother posted a black and white picture of her stomach with her girls planting kisses on her stomach. We see they’re already getting acquainted with their little brother or sister.
“This is the life. Blessing on blessing on blessing. Already so much love,” Ayesha captioned.
No word yet on if Baby Curry #3 will be a boy or a girl. During an interview on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," Steph Curry said he wants to be surprised while Ayesha is still undecided. Baby Curry's due date is in July.
More baby fever...
How CUTE are Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe’s twin boys?! The DeVoe twins are spitting images of their father. BOTH of them are.
Nothing like being in the arms of your dad. We can tell Zhuri James adores her NBA dad LeBron James.
Diddy's daughter Chance Combs was showered with love from her twin sisters D'Lila and Jesse. She also got in some alone time with her pops.
Baby Luna Stephens is taking her big sister duties seriously. She was busy helping her pregnant mother Chrissy Teigen bake cornflake marshmallow and fruity pebble crunch cookies for friends.
"RHOA" star Kandi Burruss Tucker, her husband Todd Tucker and baby Ace Tucker were celebrating the one-year anniversary of their restaurant, Old Lady Gang recently. On Instagram, Kandi said she feels like she and Todd are starting to look alike. What do you all think?
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Rasheeda is keeping her mind off her cheating husband Kirk Frost (who IS the father of his side chick) by spending time with her boys.
LaLa and Carmelo Anthony's son Kiyan Anthony is ready for lift off on a private jet. He's getting so tall!
We’re so jelly. “My Wife & Kids” alum Jennifer Freeman took her daughter Isabella Amora Watson, whom she shares with basketball player Earl Watson, to Candytopia. The mother-daughter duo had deliciously fun interactive experience in the marshmellow pit and more.
Rapper Lil Boosie brought his daughter Laila Jean with him for a shopping trip at Louis Vuitton. Adorbs.
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Tammy Rivera may not have any children with her husband/rapper Waka Flocka, but that doesn't mean he doesn't love her daughter Charlie like his own. The Down South rapper recently got his step-daughter's face inked on his body. But, Tammy doesn't approve of folks calling Waka her STEP father. Thoughts?
And for a dose of cuteness....
This little girl has been here before! We know y'all remember when moms would do your hair as a kid. And the strugle was quite real.
There’s controversy and new music coming from Drake. Get the latest on the Young Money rapper, plus details on how Nas and Kelis finally ended their nasty custody battle inside…
New music from Drake? Yep. Well, we already knew he’s gearing up to release some heat because he told us he was working on a new project that he’s dedicating to his hometown of Toronto.
At least one of his new tracks will be here sooner rather than later. And we know who’s behind the production on the track. Producer Murda Beatz, who has collaborated with Drizzy several times, hopped on Instagram Live to preview a new beat. During the stream, Drizzy hopped on and decided to drop a nugget in the comments.
"New single dropping soon produced by Chef Murda," Drake wrote.
— Real Rap Magazine (@RealRapMag) March 21, 2018
Outside of music, PETA is calling out the God's Plan rapper for continuing his partnership with outerwear brand Canada Goose.
Days after he announced he was no longer eating meat, PETA issued an open letter to the rapper explaining why he should end his partnership with Canada Goose, throwing in several of his song titles in the plea.
"We're just saying, Drake: You could do better,” PETA wrote, playing off the rapper’s “Marvin Room” track.
You can read the full letter https://support.peta.org/page/4581/action/1?locale=en-US ">here.
In other rapper news...
Finally! Nas and Kelis have come to a custody agreement over their son Knight.
Last we heard, things were getting ugly between both parties where Nas’ attorney allegedly called the “Milkshake” singer out of her name.
It’s all over now and here’s how the judge ruled…
According to TMZ, the couple has agreed to share joint legal and physical custody of their 8-year-old son Knight. Everything about where Knight will spend holidays is all written out where they’ll alternate having him on his birthday. Seems fair. In case you were wondering, Nas will get the even years and Kelis will get the odd years.
No word on a child support increase. The Queensbridge rapper currently shells out $8,000/month but Kelis was looking to get more since she claims his financial situation is better than when they made the agreement. We assume it’ll stay the same until she officially files some paperwork to get more money.
Well, at least this part is behind them now.
Lena Waithe is HERE and she isn’t going anywhere. She has a few stories to tell. Go inside to see the EMMY winner’s Vanity Fair cover where she opens up about how she plans on dominating Hollywood and more….
Lena Waithe is a breath of fresh air.
The writer/actress made history as the first black woman to cop an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her contribution to "Master of None." And since then, she has been working non-stop to tell HER stories…like only she can.
If you haven’t noticed, Lena -- and a large handful of black creatives-- have sent a message to Hollywood. Black Excellence is here (actually, it’s been here) and it isn’t going any-damn-where.
Vanity Fair knows the deal. The magazine tapped the "Master of None" star/writer to cover their April 2018 issue.
Inside, the screenwriter-producer-actress opened up about being a black queer person in Hollywood and why it’s important for people like her to write OUR stories.
“I am tired of white folks telling my stories,” she explained. “We gotta tell our sh*t. Can’t no one tell a black story, particularly a queer story, the way I can, because I see the God in us. James Baldwin saw the God in us. Zora saw the God in us. When I’m looking for myself, I find myself in the pages of Baldwin.” And she’s right. Who better to tell a story about a black queerwoman growing up in Chicago than a black queer woman growing up in Chicago.
“I didn’t realize I was born to stand out as much as I do. But I’m grateful. Because the other black or brown queer kids are like, ‘Oh, we the sh*t,’ ” she added.
If you haven’t noticed, "The Chi" creator is woke AF and she recognizes when studios try and pull a fast one on her. She definitely notices when they plant the token black person in the room to make her feel more “comfortable” when she’s pitching ideas.
“The hardest thing about being a black writer in this town is having to pitch your black story to white execs,” she shared. “Also, most of the time when we go into rooms to pitch, there’s one token black executive that sometimes can be a friend and sometimes can be a foe. I wonder if they think it makes me more comfortable, if that makes me think that they’re a woke network or studio because they’ve got that one black exec. It feels patronizing. I’m not against a black exec. I want there to be more of them.”
If they would hire more black executives or execs of color, we can start having a diverse group of people who decide what should get the greenlight and what shouldn’t.
After her history making EMMY win, it had to have changed her, right? Yep. She’s in beast mode and doesn’t care who doesn’t like it.
“How has the Emmy changed me? It got me all these meetings that I go in and say I’m too busy to work with you—you should have hollered at me. You can take my call when I call you about this black queer writer over here who’s got a dope pilot, or this person over here who’s got really cool ideas, or this actress who’s really amazing but nobody’s seen her.”
“Here’s the irony of it all,” she said. “I don’t need an Emmy to tell me to go to work. I’ve been working. I’ve been writing, I’ve been developing, I’ve been putting pieces together and I’m bullets, you know what I’m saying?”
Yes, Lena. We know exactly what you’re saying.
With all the success of the black superhero Black Panther, Vanity Fair had to ask her how she felt about the groundbreaking film. Here’s what she had to say:
“You see history books—A.D. or B.C.?,” she asked. “I feel like the world felt one way before B.P. and will feel forever changed A.B.P. These execs are all looking around and saying to themselves, ‘Sh*t, we want a Black Panther; we want a movie where motherfuckers come out in droves and see it multiple times and buy out movie theaters.’ And because we also live in a town of copycats, there are going to be a lot of bad black superhero movies coming because everybody ain’t Ryan Coogler!”
FUN FACT: Lena is engaged to Alana Mayo (pictured above), who is the head of production and development for Michael B. Jordan’s media company. Nice!
Pleanty of our faves are feeling the cover too:
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) March 22, 2018
Just sitting here thinking about Lena Waithe's Vanity Fair cover. That shit is so huge man. pic.twitter.com/uktou7uT9h
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 22, 2018
Man this beautiful cover of @LenaWaithe has me emotional. For so many of us we don't feel seen. Truly SEEN. Our talent, work, lives, bodies and even our breath has not been valued. I needed to see this cover today. I think alot of us did. Keep shining mama! https://t.co/uG0wkA43EB
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) March 22, 2018
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) March 22, 2018
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) March 22, 2018
Photos: Annie Leibovitz
Ciara and Russell Wilson was spotted leaving church in Beverly Hills recently. Peep their coupledom shots and more inside...
We know Ciara and Russell Wilson are a God fearing couple as they made it known early in their relationship that they put God first. So, it was no surprise to see the married couple leaving a church in Beverly Hills.
The Super Bowl winning QB made a statement with his attire, rocking a red shirt with black lettering that reads, “I Am Set Free.” His R&B singing wife kept a low profile in all black everything.
As we all know, Russell is the perfect gentleman, especially when it comes to his "baby" CiCi. He opened the door for her before hopping in the driver's seat.
They even got in some post-praise kisses.
The hot mom-of-two has been flossing her post-baby snapback. Yes, she's still holding the crown.
Baby SiennaWilson will turn 1 next month. We know they're going to go all out for the milestone B'Day festivities.
Ciara is back in the studio again. You ready for some new music?
Photos: Backgrid/Ciara's IG