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Tiffany Haddish and Halle Berry are currently filming on the sets of their new projects The Kitchen and John Wick: Chapter 3, respectively. See their on set flicks, plus get the latest about Halle's love life inside....
Tiffany Haddish is hella busy these days coming off a successful year in Hollywood. She's starring in a slew of upcoming movies and TV projects.
In between filming scenes for The Kitchen in NYC, the "Last Black Unicorn" had some fun making faces at photogs as she walked off set in her character's attire. It looks like she was perfecting her runway walk...in Uggs Ha.
The Girls Trip actress joins forces with fellow comedienne Melissa McCartney for the gritty drama.
The Kitchen is based in Hell's Kitchen, NYC in the 1970s. Tiffany and Melissa play the wives of mob leaders who get locked up after the FBI does a sweep. After their husbands are hauled off to jail, they take over their husbands' criminal empire and end up running the illicit business more vicious than them. Oop!
Women can appreciate the film on a deeper level as it's directed by a female filmmaker, Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton), and it's being led by three females, including Elizabeth Moss. Woot! #GirlPower
Also, rapper/actor Common is also starring in the film where he'll play FBI agent Gary Silvers.
The Kitchen hits theaters September 20, 2019.
Another YBF chick on set...
Halle Berry is back to work! The 51-year-old actress was spotted taking a break from filming John Wick: Chapter 3 in Brooklyn recently.
There were rumors that Halle and her John Wick 3 co-star Keanu Reeves were possibly dating after flicks of them looking cozy on set popped up online. And then the Instagram post below only fueled the rumors more:
Well, the rumors aren't true. They are NOT dating. Just working. Gossip Cop says a source close to Halle confirms they aren't dating, just working on a movie together.
The site reports:
Also, production on the John Wick sequel only began a few weeks ago, and the actress has yet to shoot the majority of her scenes. In fact, it appears Berry has only spent one day on the set of the movie so far. The actress was first photographed on the New York City set of the film last Wednesday. Berry was then seen jetting out of town on Thursday. She and Reeves haven’t even had time to strike up a romance.
And here's the proof...
The Oscar winner was spotted hopping on a flight out of JFK the day after she shot her scenes.
John Wick: Chapter 3 hits theaters May 17, 2019.
J.R. Smith likely just played the worst game of his career last night and he's catching hell. More inside...
J.R. Smith likely just wants to crawl into a hole and put on O.T. Genasis' "Everybody Mad" for a few days while all this dies down. He likely made the worst lapse-of-judgment mistake of his career last night, which ultimately cost the Cleveland Cavaliers the Game 1 win in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, 124-114.
It wasn't supposed to go down like that. LeBron James put up 51 points...51 points! It looked like the Cavs were set to win, but that just wasn't enough...thanks to J.R. But it's not solely J.R.'s fault. There were a few other mishaps from others throughout the game.
First, George Hill - who just copped his college degree - missed one of two free v-Important throws. The game was tied, 107 - 107, with four seconds left in the 4th quarter. After the missed free throw, Smith gets the ball, but he dribbles the ball out instead of trying to make a basket to win the game. They go into overtime and the Warriors ended up beating the Cavs.
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said Smith thought the game was over. He thought they were up one and had won the game.
"He thought it was over," Lue said. "He thought we were up one."
Sports analysts also said you can read J.R.'s lips after the play and he told LeBron he thought they were up as Bron spazzed on him after the play.
After the game, Smith tried to change his tune. Here's what he said:
"I was trying to get enough to bring it out to get a shot off," Smith told reporters. "I knew we were tied. I thought we were going to call timeout."
Just take this "L" J.R. It happens to the best of them. But that doesn't mean it's going to be easy...
"ESPN First Take" host Stephen A. Smith ripped into J.R. for one of the biggest flubs in NBA history:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 1, 2018
"Breakfast Club" radio personality Charlamagne tha God was even trolling him on social media:
The Warriors. https://t.co/SV12N9iHRO
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 1, 2018
JR Smith had a side bet on the game. Gotta be. Weed and Hennessy don’t make you do that.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 1, 2018
And y'all KNOW he gave him "Donkey of the Day" and it will have you in tears:
And best believe the draggings on social media are brutal:
Drop 50 points just for J.R Smith to lose it for you pic.twitter.com/WQMssj036k
— Horchata Activist (@Mike__Bravo) June 1, 2018
J.R. Smith I hate you
— AJ Evans (@asa_evans41) June 1, 2018
J.R. Smith is a seasoned basketball player to be doing stupid shit. Who else feels someone slipped a few dollars into his pocket to make some FOOLISH ass plays. SUS. SUS AS FUCK.
— David So (@davidsocomedy) June 1, 2018
Warriors baller Draymond Green threw shade after the game:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 1, 2018
This tweet perfectly sums up Game 1 in this year's NBA Finals:
Imagine dropping 51 points on the greatest team in NBA history... in an NBA Finals game... only to have 10-year NBA Veteran George Hill miss the biggest free throw of his life followed immediately by an abrupt 4.7 second LSD flashback from JR Smith shit all over your performance.
— LeBruv James (@JosephPVicente) June 1, 2018
Damn J.R. At least he's got 3-6 more games to get his ish together. We're sure he will. Keep ya head up!
It was a good night for ABC though since the ratings were basically the same from their Game 1 match up in 2017 that pulled in 18.7 million viewers.
Cardi B drops some bars on Maroon 5's star-studded "Girls Like You" video. Peep the visuals, plus soak in Luke James' sultry new tune "These Arms" inside...
Your girl Cardi B was working overtime before she took time off to give birth to her baby.
After releasing her "I Like It" video treatment, the NYC raptress appears in a new video with pop band Maroon 5 on their remix "Girls Like You," which is featured on their new album Red Pill Blues.
The former "Love & Hip Hop" star raps about loving the finer things in life. Forget a white horse and a carriage, she's looking for a white Porsche and karats. Not mad.
The video is packed with celebrity cameos, including Tiffany Haddish, Mary J. Blige, Ellen DeGeneres and more.
Get into it below:
It's reported Cardi will give birth this month so Baby Bardi should be here soon.
In other music...
Luke James, who stars on the hit FOX series "STAR," is bringing the soulful heat for the summer.
While he plays an R&B bad boy (super sexy too) on television, the actor/singer is all about being sweet to the ladies in his real life music career. He just released a new track titled "These Arms" and it's the perfect track to cuddle to with BAE.
“I just came to boogie with the best of them," James said about the single.
Take a listen below:
You feelin' it?
The Pusha T vs. Drake rap beef just reignited an old rap beef between Ja Rule and 50 Cent. Get into their recent insults, plus deets on Childish Gambino copping a platinum plaque for "This Is America" inside...
Here we go again!
The age old rap beef between 50 Cent and Ja Rule has just been reignited. What started as insults on wax has now turned into a battle of the memes between the two.
It all started when Ja hopped on Twitter to address thePusha T vs. Drake rap beef. He tweeted that his diss track aimed at 50, "Loose Change," was the most disrespectful diss record of all time. Now why'd he have to go and do that?
Fif clapped back by taking a jab at Ja over that tragic Fyre Festival catastrophe.
Ja isn't showing any signs of slowing down just yet, popping back at Fif with a meme of him as a cancer patient in the Things Fall Apart movie accompanied by a snarky caption. He said,"50 thought he was winning an Oscar when he took this role. Shit went straight to BET Blackbuster cinema."
He also posted a picture of himself and his wife saying they're just there for the comments. Peep his tweets (read from the bottom up) and his IG posts below:
And here's Fif's receipts:
This is what you get for going to anything with this bum involved. pic.twitter.com/nAziOqj2Hx
— 50cent (@50cent) May 31, 2018
In music news...
Childish Gambino is doing it big on the music scene.
His track "This Is America," which he debuted during his "SNL" gig, is certified platinum.
The Recording Industry Association of America gives the song its certified platinum stamp of approval, recognizing 1 million equivalent song units earned in the U.S.
One equivalent song unit, as recognized by the RIAA, is equal to: one digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. The RIAA changed its Gold & Platinum Awards Program on Feb. 1, 2016, growing from a strictly sales certification process to one that includes tracks and streams.
The certification follows a series of No. 1s for the hard-hitting track, including a debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Since then, "This Is America" has been streamed over 147 million times, with its much-lauded video topping it at over 216 million streams.
By the way, you can peep Donald Glover in the new Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters now.
Tempers boiled over on the "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" season premiere and it appears 9Mag (or at least, how it used to be) is dunzo. However, there's still love between 9Mag owner Ryan Henry and one of his castmates. At least. More inside...
"Black Ink Crew: Chicago" season 4 debuted with a bang last night...literally. If you're obsessed with the show like we are, your jaw dropped at all the foolery as well.
9Mag owner Ryan Henry and his ongoing feud with his tattoo artists came to a head when we learn during the premiere that Ryan trashed the entire shop...well, everything except his own ish. He destroyed everyone's work stations and blacked out the 9Mag logo inside along with taking down the 9Mag sign outside.
It gets worse...
Van, Charmaine, Phor, Don, Lily and Cobra (Kat dipped, she's still in LA)came to work one day and found the mess. They also discovered a bullet hole in the wall.
After talking, they decide Van should talk to Ryan. (Of all people.) The two meet up one night and Ryan admitted he trashed the shop. And get this...
Ryan trashing the shop caused production to halt for a week. Not only that, cops were called when a neighbor saw Ryan doing damage to the property. According to a police report (via the Chicago Tribune), it all went down on January 31st. Ryan is reportedly seen on video carrying a weapon “unknown if rifle or shotgun” at about 2AM at Lacuna Lofts, where the shop is located. The police report states no one was hurt, but there was damage to every room in the shop.
Executive producer Dan Cesareo spoke with the Tribune about the incident saying:
“We used this opportunity to reassess safety and security of the team and the community around us. We put significant additional measures in place to keep our cast and our crew and the community around us safe and be a good member of the loft community,” Cesareo told the Tribune by phone. “I think it’s something that both Big Fish (Entertainment), as a production company, and the network worked very closely together and put a lot of thought and time into how we were moving forward with the show.”
Cesareo declined to detail the new safety measures and said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Ryan hasn't been criminally charged.
Fans are torn on who's right in this situation. Some people feel like Ryan should have been separated himself from the group because they don't respect him anyway. For some reason, the tattoo artists all think they hold equal keys to the Nine Mag kingdom and believe they "own" it too simply because they work there and put on for the company. Meanwhile, others feel like Ryan was dead wrong for how he treated the cast for HIS mistake. However, there's still love between Ryan and Phor. See their brotherly exchange following the show below:
Not everyone is go agree with you or see shit your way bro and that’s fine yeah shit is fucked up and prolly will never get back the way it was but business is business end of it all your still one of my best friends and my brother regardless the situation “NO ONES” perfect we all make mistakes as men all we can do is learn from it it’s not a lost it’s a lesson here to stay it’ll all work it’s self out @ryanhenrytattoo #NMOLX9M #blackinkcrewchi
As we were coming up to the show's season premiere, Van was keeping fans up-to-date with everything that was going on. Apparently, there were some flyers circulating saying the full cast would be hosting some premiere parties. Van hopped on IG to let fans know it was fake news.
To all of the dear fans and supporters out there I’m honestly just as confused as you all are after seeing multiple flyers roaming of a premier party, multiple DMs of people trying to figure out what the hell is going on so I will set the record straight personally. These premier parties usually are planned out between main cast members, we discuss everything ahead of time so they’re won’t be any miscommunication, our families have VIP seating, and personal friends of ours are generally on the guest list so everyone can be on one accord. I just called Don, Charmaine, Lily and Daniel was over my place this past weekend and they all agreed they were NOT participating and doing they’re own thing this year due to bullshit that’s been going on period. I’ve personally reached out to @ryanhenrytattoo to talk it over and make it make sense to be around each others friends family etc. NO ANSWER yet I’m still on a flyer along with 5 other prime cast that won’t be there, personally I would love to come show face and party with all of you because as viewers you all are the reason we’re here, thus far you’re the reason we have a season 4 grossing millions of viewers. I haven’t spoken with anyone to resolve this idiotic situation nor did I agree to this final location/flyer, IF I HAD ANY COMMUNICATION TO DO THIS THE CORRECT WAY I SWEAR TO YOU I WOULD DEFINITELY BE HERE, I ONLY WANT THE BEST FOR LOYAL INK AND 9MAG, THESE SHOPS SHOULD SHOW GROWTH, NOT A DIVIDE IN WHAT WE ALL CREATED AS YOUNG BLACK ENTREPRENEURS, ITS SO MUCH MONEY TO BE MADE WHEN WORKING TOGETHER THAN WHEN APART AND IN MY LIFE NOW IM FOCUSED ON THE THINGS THAT I CAN CHANGE VS THE THINGS I CAN NOT, I DO NOT HAVE BAD BLOOD WITH RYAN HIS FAMILY OR FRIENDS BECAUSE WHEN I SEE THEM THEY SHAKE MY HAND BECAUSE OF RESPECT, THIS SOCIAL MEDIA SHIT CAN HAVE YOUR MINDS TWISTED FROM WHAT GOES ON IN REAL LIFE. IN CLOSING I WILL BE WATCHING THE SHOW IN MY HUMBLE ABODE SAFE AND SOUND, AND IF THE SMOKE CLEARS BEFORE TOMORROW EVENING I WILL SEE YOU AT BOTH PREMIERE PARTIES, PEACE AND LOVE #BLACKINKCHICAGO #LOYALINK #CAITATTOOS #CHICAGORILLA #SEASON4 #GETMONEY
And guess what? It seems Van and the others have opened their own tattoo shop, LOYAL INK. It's unclear if Phor and Don are working here.
And it seems Ryan copped a brand new crew under his label 9Mag:
He said his Goodbye to the old 9Mag last month:
#TBT... #9MAG was what it was.. A Haven for all things creatively possible. thank you to all the people that helped make it become what it has, clients, artists, friends, family even Foes alike. Love everyone for that... Lacuna was a mecca for MOST of Chicago's greatest talents at some point in the last 10 years. but no ONE thing lasts forever. Thank you Cacciatore's, for everything from 5th to 1st floor and Everything in beteeen, it was an honor. To all future inquirers to visit... This is no Longer #9MAG. But I been cooking. Stay Tuned... #9MAG returns this Month... Peace and Love.
Guess we'll see how this mess all plays out...
Kevin Hart is out here slaying the comedy tour game while Yara Shahidi serves up the perfect mani while celebrating National Nail Polish Day. Get it all insie...
Kevin Hart is our new age King of Comedy.
Whether you think he's funny or not, one thing he does well is tour. And his latest one is selling out like crazy.
The funnyman is currently touring the world on his "Irresponsible Tour" that's set to run up until November. He kicked it off in March.
The 38-year-old comedian - above, at Mastro's Steakhouse with friends - has sold over 1 million tickets worldwide, making it the biggest comedy tour in the world for 2018. He's now the first U.S. comedian to ever sell one million tickets in just under six months. And he still has five more months of touring left.
According to Hype Magazine, the tour’s phenomenal success has credited him as being the highest selling act in comedy and his show is one of the most successful acts of any tour on the road today.
He still can't believe it:
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) June 1, 2018
This isn't his history making touring first. Kevin is also the first comedian ever to headline an NFL stadium. Killing it.
See Kev talk about reaching 1 million ticket sales, traveling with the 76ers on road games, his plane almost crashing and more on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" below:
A new trailer for his comedy film Night School, also starring TIffany Haddish and Fat Joe, just dropped. Get your laugh on below:
Night School hits theaters September 28th.
Another YBF star shining bright...
Today is National Nail Polish Day and Yara Shahidi is celebrating with a fresh manicure!
The "Grown-ish" actress, rocking a Tory Sport jacket and J Crew jeans, copped a mani by celebrity manicurist Emi Kudo who created a super cute design with three different hues of green, including mint candy apple, mojito madness and chilatto, from the essie nail collection.
“Yellow is one of my all-time favorite nail polish colors," the 18-year-old dished to E! News. "I think it’s just the color of joy so I always go for a yellow. Pastels are also great since they match everything.”
"I talk with my hands, so my nails are really one of the things people see first," she continued. "I really gravitate towards big, bold colors. Essie's Geranium is a go-to—it's this really vibrant red. Depending on my mood, I'll either do nail art, like a yellow with stars or a matte black with a stripe, or I'll stick to one vibrant color."
We love a pastel nail and love a fun bold color in the summer.
By the way, it's also National Donut Day. But a cupcake will do too!
Nails break down for Yara’s #NationalNailPolishday nail art. I used 3 different green shades of #MintCandyApe #MojitoMadness #Chilatto from @essie, and made half moons at different corner of each nail. Use a thin nail art brush to create outlines, then fill with Essie’s original manicure brush that comes with nail polish. Clean excess nail polish that’s got cuticles and sidewalls area with a corrector brush with acetone. The color combo was inspired was 1960’s vintage fabric print. Hope you guys recreate it, and enjoy #yarashahidi #essielove
In case you missed, check out Yara's two covers for Harper's Bazaar Arabia HERE.
Montel Williams is said to be "doing great" after he was rushed to the hospital. Get the deets on his condition, plus celebrate with Serena Williams for winning her latest round in the French Open inside...
Montel Williams was rushed to the hospital via ambulance in NYC after he "overdid it" in the gym, according to his rep.
At the time of his hospitalization, his rep issued a statement regarding his hospitalization, saying “Anyone who knows Montel knows that he is an exercise enthusiast,” his rep said in a statement on Thursday (May 31st).“Yesterday, he overdid it, and has been admitted to the hospital out of an abundance of caution. He is doing well and anticipates being discharged soon.”
“In the coming days, as he always has, Montel will tell his story himself. Until then, we respectfully ask that his family’s privacy be respected,” the statement continued. “The Williams family will be forever grateful for the quick response from [New York City Fire Department] and the excellent care he has received.”
Thankfully, the 61-year-old former talk show host, who is a fitness fanatic, is doing much better since being admitted into the hosptial. In an Instagram post, he thanked everyone (via his rep) for all the well wishes and prayers:
When Montel was first admitted, his rep issued a statement online that read:
Montel Williams has been admitted to the hospital. We have no further comment at this time. pic.twitter.com/yuTbvqhtYX
— Jonathan Franks (@jonfranks) May 31, 2018
Glad he's doing better. Get well soon Montel!
In sports news...
Serena Williams is back and she's taking no prisoners.
For her last tennis match at the French Open, the new mom/23 Grand Slam winner was up against Australia's Ashleigh Barty in Paris. And she brought the heat.
She's back and better than ever for the French Open. The 36-year-old unseeded tennis star beat No. 17 seed Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. Serena won 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 to advance to the third round, which could possibly set her up for a match up against Maria Sharapova in the French Open last 16.
Watch Serena take home the win below:
Match point for Serena:pic.twitter.com/GzclyA0POS
— SI Tennis (@SI_Tennis) May 31, 2018
Today, Serena will go up against Germany's Julia Goerges. Good luck Rena!
The reality stars are going in full throttle with their social media shade and draggings. Find out why Jackie Christie's daughters Chantel Christie and Ta'kari Christie Lee are feuding, plus read the savage read NeNe Leakes unleashed on her frenemy Kim Zolciak Biermann's daughter Brielle Biermann inside...
What started as a simple "Happy Birthday" message turned into a social media feud between sisters.
Jackie Christie's daughter Ta'kari Christie Lee took to Instagram to wish her younger sister Chantel Christie a Happy Birthday. They have the same mother, "Basketball Wives" star Jackie Christie, but have different fathers. Chantel is the daughter of Jackie's husband/former NBA player Doug Christie.
If you've been keeping up with this storyline, then you know Jackie and Takari have a very strained mother-daughter relationship. Ta'kari has spoken out on multiple occasions about how her mother treated her differently from her sister and brother growing up. On the show, we saw Chantel come to Takari's defense, but things are different nowadays.
Chantel seems to be fed up with Ta'kari and her lies, so she let her sister HAVE IT. On social media.
Under the Happy Birthday post Ta'kari posted for her sister on her IG, Chantel hopped in the comments section and blasted her sister for keeping up this "sad story" so that she can keep receiving sympathy from people.
Chantel said Ta'kari needs to start owning up to her own "poor decisions" and to stop blaming everyone else. Chantel, who recently welcomed a daughter, said she has always had her back, but if Takari thought she was going to hate their mother for the rest of her life, she was sadly mistaken.
Read her full message below:
This week, Ta'Kari, who is a mom-of-four, sat down for an interview with Hollywood Unlocked where she goes into detail about her childhood, her troubled relationship with her mother Jackie Christie, behind-the-scenes details of how her mom handled her son being burned at daycare, depression, her speech impediment, and more. Listen to the interview below:
Evelyn Lozada is throwing shade at the "jealous"
haters co-stars who continue to spread lies about her. Hmph.
More reality stars raging on social media....
Tempers boiled over on Instagram between "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes and her frenemy Kim Zolciak Biermann's daughter Brielle Biermann...again! But, did NeNe take it too far this time?
The drama started when Brielle left a comment on Instagram about people being so cruel and mean on social media.
"It's absolutely disgusting how mean people can be towards someone they don't even know," Brielle wrote under a picture of EJ Johnson on Hollywood Unlocked's IG.
A commenter popped back at Brielle about the mean things she posts online, including that video of a bug in NeNe's home. That whole situation is now dubbed ROACHGATE. Brielle responded that she never posted the videos and said that NeNe was actually the one who leaked the videos online.
"I never posted the videos in NeNe's house. NeNe did. I sent them to my mom and Brandon. Ask NeNe herself," Brielle wrote.
The self-proclaimed "RHOA" HBIC caught wind of Brielle's comments and responded with a SAVAGE read! And she went there. Even said she would expose who her "real" dad is and air out all of her family's dirty laundry.
NeNe clapped back writing,"You just like your foolish a** momma! Why the f*ck would i post videos? Your crazy a** momma sent the video to everybody on the cast which likely included some producers! So why would i want to put stuff out there like that about my home! Please think before you speak! To go a step further, your whole family better stop lying on me every chance you get before i seat in an interview and tell EVERYTHING from who your daddy is to how difficult your whole family is behind the scenes."
SHEESH! Zero chill.
Kim Zolciak Biermann hasn't responded to this savagetry yet. And it may be best she doesn't.
Kim is busy trying on new wigs for a new look:
Y'all feeling it?
Photos: Chantel's IG/Ta'Kari's IG/NeNe's IG/Brielle's IG
It's almost summer and several YBFers are already celebrating the upcoming season. Go inside for hot shots of Ashanti, Monica & her hubby Shannon Brown, and Malaysia Pargo...
Summer is right around the corner. And you know what that means? Bikinis, beach and fun in the sun.
Ashanti jetted to the island of Malta, located in the center of the Mediterranean in Europe, for some much needed time away from the hustle and bustle of life. And, of course, she's showing off her banging bod in an itty, bitty bikini.
We all know Ashanti loves to spend time working on her body in the gym. And we love seeing the results of her hard work.
Chick's body is AH-MAZING. Yep, we're hanging this one up for some fitness motivation.
The Grammy Award winning baddie was able to let her hair down for some rest and relaxation after weeks of hitting up red carpet events. Enjoy Ashanti!
Another YBF chick flossing in a bathing suit...
R&B singer Monica is on a family vacation with her husband Shannon Brown, and their kids - Rocko, Romelo and Laiyah - in paradise.
The Browns are living their best vacay life in West Bay, Cayman Islands and nothing is off limits when it comes to water activities. The Code Red singer tackled her fears and went fishing with stingrays while the kiddies played with starfish.
"No one can ever say I didn’t face my fears .... Far beyond the ocean that will always be the case ......," she captioned on Instagram.
Laiyah looks like she's having a blast exploring the sea creatures.
And all Monica's eldest son Rocko wants to do is go fishing. He wasn't feeling getting in the water with the stingrays. We can't blame him.
Oh, Monica's friend/Snoop Dogg's wife Shante Broadus and her daughter Cori Broadus are also in the mix. "Forever Kind of Memories....... Forever Kind of Love ..... @bosslady_ent," Monica captioned.
While Monica enjoys her family time in the sun, "Basketball Wives" star Malaysia Pargo is serving up lotta BAWDY on the 'Gram. And she's also rocking a new look: super long blonde box braids. Perfect vacay/summer hair.
We see you!
You can catch Malaysia and all of the "BBW" drama every Monday at 9/8c on VH1.
Photos: Ashanti's IG/Monica's IG/Malaysia's IG
Kenya Moore just debuted her baby bump that have folks questioning if she did it to secure her peach on "Real Housewives of Atlanta." See her bump and more inside...
Since Kenya Moore made her debut on "Real Housewives of Atlanta," it's been no secret her main goal in life was to get married and have kids.
Well, she's checking those things off her life list as she's already tied to knot to her now husband Marc Daly. And now, they're expecting a baby! The "RHOA" star revealed her growing baby bump on her Instagram page yesterday with the caption, "Won't He do it? #godswill #love #hope #faith #family #God #peace."
The pregnant mom-to-be made an appearance at The Ultimate Women's Expo in Atlanta yesterday and shared a pic she took at the event.
Folks have been questioning her pregnancy since no one had seen a baby bump since it leaked that she was pregnant. Kenya confirmed the pregnancy, but remained mum about anything else regarding a baby. Like, if she would be the one carrying the baby or if they were using a surrogate. Recently, she posted a pic of her growing belly, but when folks started questioning where it was, she quickly deleted it.
It never ceases to amaze me how low budget blogs post a story and it becomes facts echoed by other low budget blogs. Wow the power in my name and money I make for all these "blogs" ... I should get a cut. in other #fakenews I'm first woman to have 15 babies
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) June 1, 2018
The timing of her baby bump reveal has folks wondering if she timed her baby announcement as a way to keep her peach on the show. If you haven't heard, there have been rumors swirling that BRAVO fired Kenya from the show.
Did Kenya post the baby bump flick to secure her spot on the show? We're not sure. It could totally be a coincidence. Either way, congrats Kenya and Marc! With evidence of a bump, we're sure we'll be seeing Kenya on season 11. Will you be tuning in?
Photo: Kenya's IG
When one network says no, another says yes! Get the deets on Gabrielle Union's Bad Boys spin-off being given a 2nd chance. Plus, find out what Chadwick Boseman said he never wanted to be an actor in his ESQUIRE cover story inside...
When it's meant to, it's just meant to be.
Gabrielle Union was set to star in a Bad Boys spin-off TV series alongside Jessica Alba titled "L.A.'s Finest." And it was set to premiere on NBC.
However, the network decided to axe the 13-episode series. Lame.
But, fear not. The show will go on....just not in America. Well, it might. Let us explain.
According to Deadline, "L.A.'s Finest" has picked up the series after Canadian broadcast company Bell Media inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television to air the show on it's premium channels. For the U.S. fans, Sony is reportedly looking to close a similar deal with Charter Communications so that the show will be aired in the U.S. So you see, we might get to still see the Bad Boys spin-off after all.
The spin-off will focus on Gabby's character Syd Burnett, Martin Lawrence's character Marcus' younger sister, becoming an LAPD detective as she tries to escape her past.
Deadline gives a synopsis of the series:
The series stars Union as Syd Burnett, last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, having left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective and pursue all the fun LA offers. But things get a little crazy when her new partner, Nancy McKenna, played by Alba, a working mom with an equally complex past, learns that Syd’s unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two have completely different approaches and don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in L.A. in this action-packed, character-driven drama.
The pilot was written by Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier and directed by Anton Cropper. L.A.’s Finest comes from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Primary Wave, 2.0 Entertainment and Sony TV. Alba and Union executive produce alongside Sonnier Margolis, Bruckheimer, Belgrad, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Jeff Gaspin and Jeff Morrone.
No one is likely more excited that Gabby, who will star AND executive produce the new show.
Always remember, when 1 door slams in your face...theres always another house down the street that will welcome you with all the doors and windows wide open. Dont. Give. Up. LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOO! https://t.co/5hPzS4CqSP
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) June 1, 2018
Words we all can live by.
In other actor news...
Chadwick Boseman is back on model status.
The Black Panther star shows off his funky style on two separate covers for ESQUIRE magazine's Summer 18 issue.
Inside, the 41-year-old actor revealed he never wanted to be an actor at first. He was interested in the behind-the-scenes action of a production.
“I was more so of the mind of the director and the writer," he explained. "I didn’t want to be onstage and I didn’t want to be on camera. Not at all. My older brother, he’s a dancer; he was also in plays. I would sit in the audience with my mom watching the director, and I was more interested in what he was doing than the performance onstage; it didn’t register that it was something I wanted to do. I became an actor because I was just trying to learn the whole process.”
Thank GOD he did. He's slayed every major role he has starred in like when he played Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get On Up,Thurgood Marshall in Marshall and T'Challa in Black Panther.
With the global success of Black Panther, Chadwick said it's going to be hard for studios to use that lame excuse that "black movies don't sell outside of the U.S." any long.
“Studios will very often tell you that movies with a black lead are not going to work overseas. That was the thing for me—this means something everywhere in the world. It could actually change how studios respond to [black] movies. You can no longer say definitively, ‘Black movies don’t work [outside of the U. S.].’”
You can read his full interview here.
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Photos: Getty/Melodie McDaniel via ESQUIRE
It's that time of year again where celebs celebrate their kids moving on up in their educational careers. Peep pics and videos of T.I.'s sons, Major, King and Domani Harris, copping degrees, plus Chilli's son Tron Austin and Tamera Mowry's son Aden Housley nabbing their diplomas inside...
It's dad and grad season! And one celebrity dad is over the moon this graduation season.
T.I. and the Harris Family has been extra busy these last few weeks as they have celebrated THREE graduations in the family. And thankfully, Tip was able to be attendance following a recent simple assault arrest. If you missed that, click HERE.
The youngest Harris boy, Major Harris, just passed the first phase of his educational journey with flying colors! The 10-year-old, who celebrated a birthday two weeks ago, just graduated elementary school and, according to his pops, he finished early making straight A's on his report card.
"My lil genius graduates Elementary school today!!!!," Tip wrote on Instagram. "Words can’t express how proud I am of you @majorpharris . You’ve been quite an impressive young man since a baby. Your maturity level is unbelievable. Your intellect is off the charts. Holding a conversation with you has always been like speaking with a grown ass man... Sometimes I tend to forget I’m the Dad in the discussion. And you finished a year early with straight A’s at that!!! I just can’t believe how much you’ve grown up in such a short period of time. I’m continuously astonished by all the things you know and are able to comprehend. Today we celebrate the end of the first phase of your educational journey, that you’ve passed with flying colors might I say. Looking forward to seeing all you’re gonna accomplish in the future. I’m sure you’re gonna continue to excel and evolve into a full grown genius. I’m proud to say I’m your “Pops”. Enjoy your day...I know I will. Congratulations again Lil buddy... With all my love #MajorGraduatesElementarySchool"
Oh, and during the ceremony, Tip said the Harris clan was definitely acting like "the black family." Ha!
As for another graduate in the Harris Family...
Cool kid King Harris graduated from middle school recently. And as you can see, he's taking pages from his pop's fashion book with the Gucci bag hanging across his body.
And for the last Harris grad...
Tip's eldest son Domani Harris copped his high school diploma! Nice!
We wonder what Domani has in store for his next phase in life.
Back to the kiddie graduates...
"The Real" co-host Tamera Mowry Housley is one proud mom this graduation season.
Her son Aden Housley, whom she shares with hubby Adam Housley, just graduated pre-school and will start Kindergarten in the fall!
"So proud of this kid. Yes, I cried! You’ve come so far my man. He finally made it on stage and sang a couple of songs. #proudmomma #graduationday," Tamera happily captioned on Instagram.
"Amazing how fast time flies. Love this boy and our fam. #thehousleys #daddysboy," Adam posted on IG about his son's big feat.
Another YBF graduation...
My TRONSTER just graduated yall!!!! @timeflybye I am soooooo proud of u. All of the hard work of many late nights has paid off!!! Now, on to the next beginning of ur life and as always n forever I'll be right there with you! I love u to pieces n then some! #bachelorofscience @fullsail graduate #myminimee #twinning #thankyouJesus
TLC singer Chilli is over the moon after her son Tron Austin, whom she shares with producer Dallas Austin, recevied his college degree. Tron received a bachelor of science in music production from Full Sail University. Yep, it looks like he's going to be following in the footsteps of his mother and father and he's ready to make his own mark in the music industry.
Dad is pretty amped about it too:
Did I hear a bachelors degree in music production?! ?Yes I did ! You have to give your kids a better opportunity than u had .. that’s what makes the world a better place I love you @timeflybye no words could express how proud I am for you to be my son now-let’s get that fuckin ROWDY boys baaaaaaagggggggg #proud #
HARD WORK and DEDICATION remember you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to. First off I wanna thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ Thank you to all my family for supporting me and believing in me ! Thank you to @fullsail for having me and all my mentors! As far as I’m concerned my life begins right now GODSPEED from now on next step music industry take over let’s gooo /a>
After copping his degree, Tron celebrated his 21st birthday:
Like Tron's IG handle @timeflybye, time really does FLY by. Congrats Tron!
Photos: T.I.'s IG/Tiny's IG/Xscape's IG/Tamera's IG/Adam's IG
LeBron James, Jordan Clarkson and Kevin Durant are battling it out on the court during the NBA Finals tonight, so why not peep their BOMB new drool-worthy houses? More inside....
LeBron James is KING. So, his house should reflect that. Right?
It's not like the NBA superstar was living in a shack or anything to begin with. Last year, King James copped a 15,856 square foot home in the Brentwood area of L.A. for a cool $23 million. It already came with some pretty cool features like air purifying technology, an onyx bar, a cigar room, a wine cellar and a theater room.
However, that simply was not enough for King James and his family.
Now, Bron Bron is renovating his pad with EXTRA features catered to his liking. According to TMZ, the Cleveland Cavaliers baller is adding a basketball court, an INDOOR wine tap and a pizza oven. Pizza and wine, please! He'a also said to be making upgrades to the theater and pool.
Now, Bron and his fam will have to choose between two Brentwood mansions when he's on the west coast during offseason. Nice!
You can see more renovation flicks here.
Another Cavs baller with some new house digs...
Cavs player Jordan Clarkson, who was once rumored to be dating Kendall Jenner, was recently traded to Cleveland, but he's still a Laker at heart. The 25-year-old player reportedly just copped a five-bedroom, eight-bathroom pad in Woodland Hills complete with a chef's kitchen, wine closet, home theater, saltwater pool and spa and a BBQ center.
We know what he'll be doing this offseason! Check out the flicks of his insane mansion here.
Speaking of ballers and mansions...
Golden State Warriors player is bringing some competition on and off the court. The off court competition is in the form of his BOMB new oceanfront Malibu home.
A year after being traded to the Warriors, the reigning NBA Finals MVP has found his west coast home. And it set him back a cool $12 million dollars. But, it looks to be wort it.
The NBA baller will be enjoying the fruits of his labor, which is a four-bedroom, six-bathroom dream home with a KILLER view. The 5,136 square foot home features a private guest suite, a wine wall, a media room, a message/exercise loft, a library, vaulted ceilings, marble countertops, and walls of disappearing glass that overlook the ocean.
The views alone are enough to make anyone want to hand over their life's savings to live there.
Peep through his gorgeous new bachelor pad below:
The front doesn't do the home ANY justice. And we're in love.
So, the Cavaliers just fell 0-2 after Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Can they they still pull it out?!
Photos: Getty/TMZ Sports/MLS.com
There's an unconfirmed rumor going around that Rihanna broke up with her billionaire BAE Hassan Jameel. And now, it appears, her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown is gearing up to shoot his shot. Deets inside...
While everyone else was gearing up to watch Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Chris Brown was busy on Instagram.
Yesterday, the R&B crooner decided he needed some new entertainment on his feed. So, who does he go follow? His ex-girlfriend Rihanna!
Mmhmm. We see you Chris. He added Christina Milian to his list as well.
So, what made Chris up and follow Rihanna? It's possible it's because of this new non-credible rumor floating around.
A source supposedly told a gossip site, in a story we don't necessarily believe, that RiRi has called it quits with her billionaire boo Hassan Jameel. The reason? Well, the alleged source claimed the Fenty Beauty creator "gets tired of men sometimes."
Hmph. Sounds like something she would say, but we're still not buying it.
In the singer's VOGUE June 2018 cover story, the Grammy Award winner dished a bit about feeling guilty for not taking personal time, which we assume was about spending time with her boo Hassan:
“I used to feel guilty about taking personal time, but I also think I never met someone who was worth it before," she said.
These days, the "Work" singer is quite busy with her Fenty Beauty makeup line, her new SAVAGE x Fenty lingerie line, and promo for Oceans 8.
Oceans 8 hits theaters this Friday.
Photos: Getty/Rihanna's IG
Uh-Oh! Janet Jackson had to call the cops on her estranged husband Wissam Al Mana and for a welfare check on their son after some ish went down between him and the nanny. She reportedly believes drugs were involved. Deets inside...
Janet Jackson had to go into mommy-mode for the sake of her son, Eissa Al Mana.
It's being reported the "Rhythm Nation" singer called the police around 10pm on Saturday to check on the welfare of her 17-month-old son, who was spending time with his father Wissam Al Mana at the Nobu hotel in Malibu, California.
Apparently, the nanny called Janet because she was "terrified" by Wissam's behavior. It's unclear what exactly Wissam did to make her feel scared, but it was enough for her to "lock herself in a bathroom, so she could contact Janet."
Now, TMZ claims Janet believes drugs were involved:
"Law enforcement sources tell us Janet expressed she was worried Wissam was using drugs around her child."
The 52-year-old singer was not at the hotel at the time.
“Deputies were there [and] called to the scene. They decided the child was okay and they left,” a spokesperson for the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station told PEOPLE.
Wissam was spending time with his son while Janet prepares to kick off her "State Of The World" tour, set to make its first stop in New Orleans for the ESSENCE Music Festival on July 8th.
The couple is currently involved in a nasty custody battleover Eissa where Janet is seeking full custody. The couple called it quits in April 2017 after five years of marriage and three months after Eissa was born.
Hope they can work this out for Eissa's sake.
Photos: FameFlynet/Splash/Janet's Twitter
Now that she has finished her first semesters at Harvard University, Malia Obama is spending her free time in NYC. Peep candid shots of the former First Daughter inside...
It's officially summer for college students, including former First Daughter Malia Obama. The 19-year-old kicked off her college career this fall at Harvard University, the institution both of her parents - Barack & Michelle Obama - attended for law school. You'll recall, she took a gap year before enrolling.
After wrapping up her freshman year, the college cutie is ready for some much-needed chill time to do the things she likes to do. Malia's currently in NYC and we see she's rocking fresh new look.
The YBF Teen was seen rocking some fresh braids that cascaded down her side as she made her way to the gym. Chick was ready to sweat it out in a pair of black leggings, a sports bra/crop top, a denim jacket, boots and she was carrying a water bottle.
We doubt she wore those boots in the gym. Maybe she was headed to a yoga session or something. Either way, chick was headed to burn some calories. Something everybody's focused on because, bikini season. Get it!
No sign of her Harvard University boyfriend Rory Farquharson.
When exes reunite! Well, kind of. Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill will face each other as they're both tapped to hit the stage for Jay Z's Made In America Festival.
Meanwhile, the MMG rapper is STILL coming after Judge Genece Brinkley to get her off his court case. Everything inside...
The last thing you want to do is run into your ex when you ended on bad terms. However, when you're an artist, the show must go on, regardless of who's in attendance...or who's on the performance line up.
The Made In America Festival is a two-day music festival in Philadelphia, curated by Jay Z, which has become a staple of the Labor Day Weekend. It's returning for its seventh year with a HOT line up.
Nicki Minaj is set to headline the festival alongside Post Malone and several artists will join them for the festival. Notably, Nicki's ex-boyfriend and Philly native Meek Mill. Oop!
We're not sure if Nicki and Meek have crossed paths since they called it quits in early 2017, but they'll likely at least see each other during the festival. Maybe Roc Nation (they're producing the show) will have their performances scheduled where they will have no chance of seeing one another.
“I wasn’t feeling that,” he said. “She shouldn’t have said nothing. We’ll leave it at that. I don’t feel no way. I wasn’t feeling that. When it come to freedom — I don’t care who it is, this could be Safaree, or anybody — if I know something and that man’s freedom is on the line and I could say something to help the situation…It’s right or wrong. I’ma say it. If I don’t say it, I just won’t say nothing.”
We doubt anything will pop off since their idol Jay Z is behind the festival. Also, it's a charity concert. Since the inaugural Made In America Festival, the event has generated $31.9 million in economic impact for the city. This year, the festival will continue to benefit the ACLU of Pennsylvania as well as United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Made In America Festival will kick off Saturday, September 1st and wrap up on Sunday, September 2nd during the Labor Day Weekend. Other acts include: Diplo, Zedd, Miguel, Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara, Fat Joe, 6lack, Belly, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, and tons more.
If you aren't attending the festival, you can check out all of the performances as they will be streamed on TIDAL.
Speaking of Meek and his legal issues...
The "Dreams & Nightmares" rapper's legal team has been doing some digging. Again.
Based on what they found, Meek's legal team claims Judge Brinkley isn't mentally stable enough to preside over the case. Apparently, Judge Brinkley filed some lawsuits where she made claims of "intense trauma," "severe head trauma" and "neurological" injuries.
Meek's lawyers presented a new argument to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, claiming Judge Genece Brinkley's 2014 lawsuit against a hotel for monetary damages is more proof she's unfit to reside over the rapper's criminal case.
According to the docs ... Brinkley claims she was "traumatized" when she allegedly found a housekeeper's nametag in her bed at a hotel during a judicial conference. Though it subsided, Brinkley claimed the trauma returned a year later at the time of the next conference ... causing her to file suit. This comes on the heels of another civil lawsuit filed by Brinkley -- also presented by Meek's legal team to the court -- in which she allegedly claimed she'd suffered a head injury from a 2016 car accident that left her with "severe head trauma" and "neurological" injuries.
As we reported ... a state court judge denied Meek's bid to get Brinkley removed from his pending case, despite the new info about her head injury.
With this new information, it'll be up to the Supreme Court to consider a new judge for the case. Do you think it'll work this time?
By the way, that track Nicki teased her fans about on Instagram recently with YG, Big Sean and 2 Chainz dropped. Take a listen to "Big Bank" below:
We feelin' it?
Photos: Getty/Meek's IG
Trey Songz has a new legal matter on his hands. That cop he punched at his Detroit concert after he spazzed out is suing him. Get those deets, plus watch the drama between Lil Uzi Vert and Rich The Kid unfold inside...
Weeks after it was announced no charges would be filed against Trey Songz in a domestic violence case, he cops a new lawsuit.
Remember when Trigga went ape sh*t during his concert in Detriot a punched a cop in the head? You'll recall, Trigga tore up the stage inside the Joe Louis Arena, knocking down speakers and throwing mic stands, after a performance in December 2016. He got upset when they tried to shut his set - that was going over time - down.
The R&B "bad boy" was initially charged with a felony count of assaulting a police officer causing injury and a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault. He ended up pleading guilty to two reduced counts of disturbing the peace today.
Well, the cop he punched is now suing.
Sgt. Robert Avery reporteduly pulled the trigger on a new lawsuit against the R&B crooner after a physically encounter with Trey when he tried to arrest him. He claims as he tried to put the singer in handcuffs, Trey fought him and punched him in the face.
Sgt. Avery reportedly hit his head on the ground when he fell on the concrete. Yikes. Not only that, he alleges he suffered a contusion, bruising and swelling to his right temple, and he injured his hip.
The cop says Trey hurled hateful comments, including, "F*** you cracker. White motherf******. F*** all you honkeys and f*** the police."
Oh, and this is his mug shot....
He obviously wasn't cooperating.
Another round of legal issues for Trigga.
In rapper news...
Lil Uzi Vert and Rich The Kid's ongoing feud boiled over in the streets over the weekend.
Both rappers were in Philadelphia to perform at The Roots Picnic. From what we hear, Rich threatened Uzi on Instagram. Instead of putting his "Twitter fingers" to work, Uzi hopped in the car and pulled up on the Atlanta rapper and his crew.
In one video, you see two groups of people standing outside on a Philly street corner. You can hear people feuding, but nothing too out of hand.
In a 2nd clip, they all end up in a local Starbucks (OF ALL PLACES for black men to be fighting in Philly) where ish hit the fan. It appears Uzi may have threw a punch towards Rich and Rich didn't look like he wanted any parts of it.
Peep the clips below:
Lil Uzi pulls up on Rich The Kid & calls him out for the FADE pic.twitter.com/xs7B3OnRsZ
— Trap Star (@TrapStarMusic__) June 3, 2018
LMAO this nigga Rich the Kid jumped over the counter like he was about to take orders I guess Lil Uzi really bout that action pic.twitter.com/fQSvFLqDfj
— playboi courtney (@LilUziCourt) June 3, 2018
After the altercation, it's said Rich the Kid ran from the establishment:
Is this all they have to do with their time?
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Photos: Trey's IG/TMZ/Getty
NFL players and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney are responding to Donald Trump's ridiculous statement about canceling the Philadelphia Eagles' White House visit. Find out what they said inside...
Donald Trump is back to his NFL foolery.
The Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to make a White House visit for the traditional ceremony that's thrown on Pennsylvania Avenue for the NFL's Super Bowl winning team. After the Eagles won the Super Bowl, several players spoke out saying they weren't going, including Chris Long, Malcolm Jenkins and Brandon Graham.
Now, Trump is acting as if he's canceling an event that barely had a handful of Eagles players attending in the first place. It was reported the team was only sending 10 players for the presidential visit. Trump released a statement uninviting the Eagles team to the White House, because he'll do anything to make his base think he's running things.
The POTUS also said he's still going to host an event for the "fans" that were eager to attended the ceremony.
In the announcement, Trump said they would be celebrating the mean and women in the military and the people who love our country. It's event for those who have been "offended" by the national anthem protests.
Peep the tweet:
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
Why would they come meet a man who called them "sons of b*tches" and championed for them to be fired for kneeling?
After Trump's announcement, FOX News went on air to report it. However, their coverage was wrong. The network said Eagles players kneeled during the national anthem last season and that's totally false. Not one player kneeled during the national anthem during the regular season or during the playoff season. They also used pictures of players kneeling on the field, but they failed to point out that the pictures were from previous years when they did protest.
Here's the clip:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 5, 2018
Eagles player Zach Ertz caught the news segment and called out FOX News on Twitter:
This can’t be serious.... Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this... https://t.co/kYeyH2zXdK
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) June 5, 2018
Eagles defensive end Chris Long, who previously said he wasn't attending the White House visit, also responded to Trump:
Imagine wanting to please the boss so very badly that you run stills of guys knelt down PRAYING during pregame. Not one Eagles player knelt for the anthem this yr. Keep carrying his water to sow division while misrepresenting Christian men. Aren’t many of your viewers.. nevermind https://t.co/QdlOvL0btq
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 5, 2018
You’re complicit in PLAYING America. This is just another day at the office for you, though. Most players (and there were many players, many players...) that wanted to opt out had decided long b4 the anthem rule came down. It wasn’t discussed once in our meetings about the visit.
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 5, 2018
Former Eagles player Torrey Smith also hopped on Twitter to fact-check Trump and his lies:
So many lies smh
Here are some facts
1. Not many people were going to go
2. No one refused to go simply because Trump “insists” folks stand for the anthem
3. The President continues to spread the false narrative that players are anti military pic.twitter.com/89GUNhJ4eE
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 4, 2018
There are a lot of people on the team that have plenty of different views. The men and women that wanted to go should’ve been able to go. It’s a cowardly act to cancel the celebration because the majority of the people don’t want to see you. To make it about the anthem is foolish
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 4, 2018
Philadelphia Eagles wise receiver Torrey Smith said in February that most of his teammates wouldn’t go to the White House. Here was his reason. Sounds about right. pic.twitter.com/12vyVBn1LB
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) June 5, 2018
Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney issued a statement to respond to the White House visit drama. He's standing behind the Eagles' players who took a "knee" and then he dragged Trump for his childish ways.
Read his statement below:
“The Eagles call the birthplace of our democracy home, so it’s no surprise that this team embodies everything that makes our country and our city great. Their athletic accomplishments on the field led to an historic victory this year. Fans all across the country rallied behind them because we like to root for the underdog and we feel joy when we see the underdogs finally win. I’m equally proud of the Eagles’ activism off the field. These are players who stand up for the causes they believe in and who contribute in meaningful ways to their community. They represent the diversity of our nation—a nation in which we are free to express our opinions.
Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend. City Hall is always open for a celebration,” said Kenney.
You can hear his chat with CNN about the White House controversy above.
If you haven't heard, the NFL owners just gave the greenlight to a new policy that requires all players to stand for the anthem if they’re on the field before a game. Hmph.
We would just like to thank the Super Bowl winning Philadelphia Eagles for not folding under pressure. Salute!
Issa Rae is our spirit animal! Chick is never scared to say what's really on her mind, especially when it comes to her love for blackness. Get into her controversial outfit and comments she made at the CFDA Awards inside...
When it comes to stanning out for black folks, Issa Rae holds the crown.
The "Insecure" creator/actress rolled up on the carpet for the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards held at Brooklyn Museum in NYC last night. And chick did not disappoint.
Blue was the hue for last night's event as Issa rocked a custom blue Pyer Moss ensemble that featured over 180,000 Swarovski crystals. Sparkle then, Issa! But, it was her belt that has everyone talking.
The black belt wrapped around Issa's waist reads, "Every N*gga Is A Star." That's one way to grab folks' attention.
The look was created by black designer Kerby Jean-Raymond and it was his idea to put the saying on the belt. (Another high-five to Issa for rocking a black designer on such a huge platform as this!)
Kerby told PEOPLE it was his idea and that the saying is the title of a song by Boris Gardiner that played during his fall/winter 2018 runway show. FUN FACT: The song was featured on the Moonlight soundtrack and Kendrick Lamar sampled it in his To Pimp a Butterfly opener.
“[It was] interesting and new for me because a lot of it was done via phone and pictures because of our work schedules,” he said. “The sketching process was very fun.”
This SO reminds us of when Issa hit the carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes and said she was"rooting for everbody black." Ha!
The two-time Golden Globe nominee made a bold statement on the carpet without saying a word. When she got inside, she took it to another level.
Issa was tapped to host (becoming the first black person to do so) and during her opening monologue, the "Awkward Black Girl" fired shots at Kanye West over his latest f**kery.
"I'm about as fashionable as Kanye is black. Only when it's convenient," she said to the audience.
Then she savagely said,
“That joke was my choice, just like slavery.”
*drops mic* Chile....
'Ye wasn't in the crowd when she made these comments, surprisingly. However, his wife Kim Kardashian West, who received the inaugural Influencer Award, certainly was.
Kim, don't even THINK about coming for Issa with your Twitter fingers. Those are problems you don't want. Trust.
Hosted the #CFDAAwards last night and couldn't have done it without my #GlamGang! Thank you, @jasonrembert for fits by all black designers. Thank you, @joannasimkin for beating my tired face to life. (@covergirl) Thank you, @lovingyourhair for your infinite encyclopedia of hairstyles. Thank you, @erierilady for hooking up my nails. Special thank you to @nfrothwell for loaning me your funny last night.
In other Issa news...
The talented actress join forces with talented actor Michael B. Jordan for Variety's "Actor on Actor" series where they get the chance to interview each other. The Hollywood stars talked about breaking barriers in Hollywood, disproving these fake notions about black stories and more. Peep a clip below:
Get more highlights from their interview here.
The full interviews will air in two episodes on PBS SoCal KOCE - the first on Tuesday, June 19th at 7pm EST and the second on Thursday, June 21st at 7pm EST.