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The ladies of "Luke Cage" came together for a much needed discussion - black women turning their pain into power and why it's important for black women to have a space to be vulnerable. Yes queens! Let's discuss together inside...
Yes, black women are powerful.
Yes, black women are strong.
Yes, black women can hold their own.
But, can a black woman be vulnerable too? Is there a safe space for US to be expressive about what we're going through instead of having to always be the "strong black woman?"
"There's this idea that black women can not be women and still portray strength," said "Luke Cage" star Simone Missick during a candid discussion with her co-star Gabrielle Dennis and "Luke Cage" lovers Tatiana King and Joi Childs.
The ladies linked up for dialogue about black women finding a space to just be themselves no matter what we're going through via Netflix's Strong Black Lead.
The world thinks the black woman is ALWAYS strong and seldom do we get a pass to be anything other than that. We're all human and go through things like everyone does.
"It's not fair. It's not fair that everyone expects us to be strong all the time. There are some days where I just want to take a break. I don't want to deal with it and I feel like I shouldn't have to be the exemplary strong person 'TM,'" said Tatiana.
We feel you girl. And we're tired of it as well. TIREDT. No typo.
'Not only does the world look at us that way, we sometimes put the "I have to be strong" label on ourselves like, "I can't let them see me sweat. They can't know that they did that to me," said Simone.
The ladies discussed how it's important to show black women on screen being that strong black woman, but also show her pain and how she deals with it from beginning to the end, since the world often seems to believe we feel none of the latter.
Peep their candid, much-needed discussion below:
Love this dialogue and we hope there are more to come!
"Luke Cage" season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.
Secret weddings are apparently the thing to do now more than ever. The latest couple to jump the broom withut any hint: ESPN hosts Jalen Rose& Molly Qerim. Deets inside....
Surprise! NBA Baller turned sports analyst Jalen Rose and ESPN's "First Take" host Molly Qerim got secretly hitched in New York recently.
Page Six reports the co-workers turned lovers did the nuptials thing then hopped a flight to Turks & Caicos, where they both just posted pics from. Jalen even called her an "earthly angel".
We first noticed Jalen & Molly were boo'd up back in 2016 when Jalen would post about her often. It took her a while to start showing off their relationship on her own social media, but she did. And here we are.
The couple nor ESPN has confirmed anything yet. But in the meantime, congrats to the couple!
White people are getting more and more bold with the racism day by day. A white business man in Detroit SPIT on a black security guard and it was caught on video. Now, he's trying to apologize. Nah, bruh. More inside...
Spitting on someone has to be one of the most degrading and disrespectful things you could ever do to a person. Not mention, the nastiest as well.
It happened to Ibrahim Mission, a black security guard in Michigan. He handled it better than most, though.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Ibrahim came in contact with Robert Stanzler, owner of the Detroit Mercantile Co., while providing security for a gathering of social justice and community leaders in the Eastern Market district.
Apparently, some people had parked on Robert's property and he was pissed, so he confronted Ibrahim about it. Ibrahim instructed him to discuss it with the building owner.
Then, things escalated. Ibrahim whipped out his phone and started recording. In the clip, we see Robert flip him the bird and then SPIT on him. Yes, SPIT!
Folks have been threatening to boycott Detroit Mercantile Co. and they're flooding the company's Facebook page with negative reviews and low ratings after seeing the nasty clip above.
Now, the "spitter" is trying to apologize to the 29-year-old security guard...like they all do once they receive backlash for gross and seemingly racist behavior.
“I want to express my deepest apology to Mr. Ibrahim Mission, for the incident that occurred on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 during the course of an argument I had with him over parking spaces at my place of business in Eastern Market,” Stanzler wrote in the statement. “I take full responsibility for my actions, and want to convey regret for my gross and despicable behavior during the course of my argument with Mr. Mission."
"I attempted to address the matter with Mr. Mission, but things quickly escalated and I lashed out," he continued. "My behavior was unconscionable, offensive and disrespectful. Not only did I offend Mr. Mission by my actions, but I owe an apology to those who witnessed the incident, my staff, fellow business owners in Eastern Market, residents of Detroit; and friends and family who may (bear) this burden with me."
Ibrahim doesn't want your apology, nor does he want your people hitting him up trying to cape for you. The security guard said he's received messages from Robert's associates telling him that he had a stroke. So wait, strokes make you act out in this way now? Oh.
“He didn’t call me or reach out to me, and I don’t want him to, quite frankly,"Ibrahim said. "I do not want him near me. I don’t want any of his friends to keep bothering me. Somebody walked up to me (while I was at work) and started to tell me about how Robert had had a stroke before.”
“If the tables were turned, this would be a massacre,” he said. “‘I wish it hadn’t happened, but let’s be clear: It’s been kind of a hard day. A lot of people are calling me, messaging me. I’ve been dealing with the police. It’s like a … dream. I’m getting a million calls. I’m looking at myself on the news. It’s overwhelming.”
So did they lock Robert's nasty a** up?
The Detroit Free Press reports:
A police spokesperson said the department could not hold the alleged assailant without an official complaint from, and interview with, Mission, who said he had to work and didn’t get to the police department until Thursday. So Stanzler was released.
Once Mission was interviewed Thursday, the department began preparing an arrest warrant for simple assault to send to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
Meanwhile, Mission was back at work Thursday, trying to do his job while being hounded by reporters, curiosity-seekers and people attempting to get him to treat the incident like it wasn’t serious, like it wasn’t a heinous gesture that white racists used for decades to denigrate or humiliate black people.
We are lost for words on this one, so we'll let y'all have it. This is beyond disgusting.
Photos: Rochelle Riley via Detroit Free Press
Several NBA ballers came out to Drake's party in LA. Go inside to peep pics of LeBron James hanging out with NBA ballers Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Tristan Thompson and more...
Hmm...what is LeBron James up to?
The new Lakers baller was back on the party scene after hosting his own ESPY Awards after party. Last night, King James was spotted chatting it up with Golden State Warriors ballers Draymond Green and Kevin Durant at a party Drake was hosting at Delilah nightclub in Los Angeles.
Wait...what is LeBron doing chatting with the enemy?
We doubt they're actually enemies. The two have starred in at least one project together for The Undefeated.
Or, they all could have just been hanging out together. But something tells us it could be more to this.
He's also not slacking on Daddy duties this off season.
He's been hitting up all of Bryce and Bronny's basketball tournament games, sideline coaching with the whole fam in tow.
LeBron's former Cleveland Cavalier teammate Tristan Thompson came out to party. Word on the curb is that he and Khloe Kardashian are doing couples' therapy following his cheating scandal that rocked the Internet.
"She doesn't want to look a fool. She was a fool once with Lamar [Odom], and she didn't want to do it again," Kris Jenner's longtime friend, Lisa Stanley told KIIS FM's "Celeb HQ" podcast this week.
We see you Drizzy with the colorful sneakers matching the hoodie.
Also at the party...
"Claws" actress Karrueche Tran and her beau Victor Cruz are still out in these streets having fun together.
Catch Kae in a new episode of "Claws" when it airs this Sunday at 9/8c on TNT.
Rotimi is already fine, but now he has us straight lusting. Find out why inside...
Rotimi is killing it as Dre on "Power" as he continues to try and make a name for himself in the drug game. But, he's also killing it outside of acting as well. He's also trying to make a name for himself in the music world as a singer-songwriter.
He's been putting in work and collaborating with some big names like his co-star 50 Cent and rapper T.I. You know what's sexy? When a man knows when to be humble and take direction. He said Fif and Tip are grooming him into a businessman, and he's eager to learn it all.
“They’re the modern-day Renaissance men, and they do it all and they’ve been able to capitalize financially on all of their talents and been very smart about it,” Rotimi told Rolling Out in his cover story. "So they taught me a lot about how to be a businessman and how to just think outside the box and capitalize on everything.”
The son of Nigerian immigrants, who raised him in Jersey, was destined for greatness. His mother could feel it even when she was pregnant with him.
“My mom always knew that I was going to be a musician or an entertainer because she always would say that Bob Marley had come to her in a dream when she was pregnant with me and said, ‘Your son is going to fulfill my legacy,’ " he told the site.
He loves his mama. That makes him even sexier.
You can read his full interview here.
And one more thing...
The 29-year-old seems to have his head on straight when it comes to starting a relationship and building with a woman. The "Want More" singer stopped by Kandi Burruss' "Kandi Koated NIghts" show for some sex talk. He was asked which qualities are most important to him in a relationship and his answer may surprise you.
"I'll take a pretty face over a big a**," he said. "I'll take a pretty face and trust worthy."
OH? We know plenty of chicks who are ready. As for sex, he said he could teach his girl exactly what he needs in the bedroom because he's a sexologist. Aye! Trey aint the only one who invented sex, we guess.
On a side note, a certain little birdie who knows his sex game first hand, tells us he ain't lying. Bloop.
Peep the clip above.
By the way, when asked if he was single, Rotimi told RO he was "chilling." However, we've definitely seen him on baecay with a certain Instagram model. Just sayin'
Photos: DeWayne Rogers via Rolling Out
New dad Offset was just arrested in Georgia, and allegedly a gun is involved. The news comes right after he and wife Cardi B. were hit with a lawsuit for that scuffle that went down after the MET Ball. Deets inside...
While wife Cari B is at home loving new mommyhood, rapper Offset was apparently out in these streets riding dirty. The Migos rapper was just arrested in Georgia, where he, Cardi and baby Kulture currently live, after getting pulled over. Now, he's facing four charges (sheesh!), including possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana (one ounce or less), possession of a weapon during a crime and an improper lane change.
Cops allege at least one weapon was found in the car, which is problematic for a convicted felon. TMZ reports:
Sources tell us the Migos rapper was traveling just outside Atlanta Friday when the vehicle he was in was pulled over for tinted windows. A witness tells us officers then discovered at least one gun in the SUV ... a big no-no for Offset, who is a convicted felon currently on probation.
Neither Cardi nor Kulture were in the car.
It's definitely not his day either, because he and Cardi were also just hit with a lawsuit by the same Manhattan hotel where a guy got into a scuffle with their security. Back in May, after the MET Ball, autograph hound Giovanni Arnold allegedly ended up injured after being held back by the couple's security, and now he wants damages.
According to court documents, The Mark Hotel filed a counter-suit against Cardi B and Offset after all three were sued by Giovanni. According to The Blast:
Arnold claimed that on May 5, following the Met Gala in New York, he was attacked by three of the couple’s bodyguards. He claims he ended up having to go to the hospital for his alleged face, neck, back and body injuries and sued seeking unspecified damages.
Now, the hotel wants to cover their asses because they say Cardi & Offset are who is responsible for the shenanigans:
In their response, the hotel is denying that they are responsible at all for what happened, saying any judgment Arnold may win should be paid by Cardi B and Offset, not them.
They claim, “Any liability will be have been brought about and caused solely as a result of the fault, negligence, acts or omissions, want of care and/or breach of contract on the part of Belcalis Almanzar p/k/a Cardi B, Kiari Kendrell Cephus p/k/a Offset.”
The Mark wants all claims against them thrown out.
Angela Bassett graces the cover of Net-A-Porter's The EDIT and, as usual, she's KILLING it. Inside, she talks about her youthful looks and her 20+ year marriage to husband Courtney B. Vance. Get the deets, plus check out the hilarious videos of Tiffany Haddish trying to pay Kevin Hart back inside...
When you think of Angela Bassett you automatically thing legendary actress. She's been slaying the Hollywood scene since 1986. But you'd never know because, melanin.
The "9-1-1" actress is 59-years-young and definitely giving everybody run for their money. She's seriously goals for LIFE. The Mission: Impossible – Fallout actress radiates on the newest cover of Net-A-Porter's The EDIT. Inside, the YBF actress reacts to people's obsession with her youthfulness.
“I guess it’s a high-class problem to have,” she shrugs. “But you don’t really know what to say when someone says: ‘Oh my God, you look so good.’ What do they expect? For you to be completely broken down?”
Look, we don't know many 59-year-olds looking like this. And it must be the genes because she's not a stickler for the gym.
“I’ll try to get to the hotel gym and do 30 minutes of cardio, and lift a couple of weights or something. But I’m not getting up at 4am to workout,” she said, looking appalled at the very idea.
Can we all be this blessed? Sheesh.
With 21 years of marriage with her actor husband Courtney B. Vance under her belt, she spilled how they have managed to keep it tight so long.
"He always said divorce is not an option. I’ve always told him: ‘Do what you want to do' - meaning pursuing his dreams - 'because I don’t want you to get to the end and blame anything on me,’” she said.
Seems to be working for them too. However, they do have different parenting styles when it comes to their kids, twins Bronwyn and Slater Vance.
“They don’t have cell phones or iPads. I had a pencil and paper, they can have pencil and paper. I can’t give them everything – I don’t give myself everything.”
She the opposite of a ‘helicopter parent’, unlike her hubby apparently. “He’s got them on a short leash,” she shared. “I try to give them a little bit more leeway. I want them to go out, explore, see how mature they can be about it, how safe, and then come back.”
You can read her full interview here.
Angela's show "9-1-1" returns to FOX on September 23rd.
Angela participated in The Hollywood Reporter's uncensored Drama Actresses Roundtable with Claire Foy ('The Crown'), Thandie Newton ('Westworld'), Elisabeth Moss ('The Handmaid’s Tale'), Maggie Gyllenhaal ('The Deuce'), and Sandra Oh ('Killing Eve') recently. They dished on the power of producing, having the confidence to say "no," onscreen nudity (male and female), and the better-late-than-never push for gender pay.
Peep their discussion above.
In funny news...
Night School co-stars Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart are cutting up! Surprised? Nope. Theses two together are nothing but laughs.
While doing promo for their upcoming comedy, Tiff decided to pay Kev back $300 he loaned her back before she made it big. She just rolled up on him while he was taping and started to make it rain on him. However, the mega comedian was not trying to take her money and decided to give her the money back. He put it in her wig cap and wrote a message on Instagram saying where it was. Ha! Check it:
I love my sister @tiffanyhaddish ....She has been trying to pay me back for years & I refused to take the money so she ambushed me on set and made it rain on me ....What she doesn’t know is that I put the money back in one of her wig caps that she wasn’t wearing later that day!!!! I’m dead serious. Check your wig cap @tiffanyhaddish ....I love u and I will never take from you. You being my Co-Star in my movie “Night School” was more than enough. Love u with ur funky ass!!!! #NightSchool #HittingTheatersEverywhereSept28th
The Girls Trip star went to check and see if he really gave her the money back...and he did! And he put it in a wig cap. HA!
Ok so @kevinhart4real I see your post and I checked my back pack, and right there in my bag is the money I gave you, in a wig cap at that. I see you . Thank You very much. But You getting this money back. I am paying you back! I pay all my loans off. That is something you and my Grandma taught me “never owe nobody money” #nightschool #payback #sheready
We can't wait to see these two in Night School when it hits theaters September 28th.
Peep the trailer below:
Photos: Jason Wu Grey via The EDIT/Kevin's IG
Controversial rapper Tekashia 6ix9ine just found himself in the hospital after getting kidnapped, pistol whipped and robbed! Full story and a pic of his injuries inside.
Just a week after he went to court about his arrest earlier this month for an outstanding warrant, the rainbow haired rapper folks love to hate is lucky to be alive.
TMZ reports he was jumped by a car full of men when he arrived at home after a video shoot around 4AM this morning, and they knocked him unconscious by pistol whipping him, then tossed him in the backseat of their car. After driving him around and demanding him give them access to his jewelry and money, they ended up with about $770K worth of all of it.
The site broke down what happened:
Sources close to Tekashi tell us, the rapper was working on a music video in Brooklyn early Sunday morning and at around 4AM he wrapped for the night and drove home. We're told when he got there another car pulled up and blocked his driveway.
Our sources say that's when 3 hooded gunmen got out of the other car, grabbed Tekashi and pistol whipped him ... knocking him unconscious.
Tekashia only escaped after they stole three quarters of a million dollars worth of goods from him, and he hopped out of the backseat and ran. Apparently, one of the gunmen chased him but retreated after not wanting to get id'd.
We're told the next thing Tekashi knew, he was in the back seat of the car as the gunmen were driving around, telling him if they didn't get what they wanted from him -- jewelry and money -- they would kill him.
Our sources say a short time later, the gunmen pulled up to Tekashi's home and 2 of them made their way inside as the third guarded 69 inside the vehicle.
We're told the gunmen took around $750k in jewelry and between $15k and $20k in cash. While all this was happening, Tekashi's baby mama and daughter were inside the house but not hurt.
That wasn't the end of it. We're told the gunmen then drove away with Tekashi still in the back seat. At some point 69 was able to open the back door and jumped out. One of the gunmen began chasing him but got scared and retreated because he was afraid he'd be ID'd.
It's almost too insane too believe.
Tekashia, who apparently reps for his gang often, is now also facing misdemeanor assault charges for a separate incident involving an NYPD officer.
R. Kelly has hit rock bottom, so he says on a new "Trapped In The Closet"-esque 19-minute track called "I Admit." It's a doozy...
The Pied Piper admits everything...except brainwashing women into being his sex slave and committing statutory rape. The singer - who is heavily accused of being a sexual abuser - sang that his lawyers told him to settle his cases even though he "didn't do sh*t" .
R. admits he's a gift and a curse, that he doesn't go to church, that he's "told so many lies to these broads," and that he no longer wants to keep trying. He even revealed he can't spell and can't read (including his contracts - he signed over his publishing 20 years ago - or that teleprompter at the Grammys that one time).
He admitted to smashing his friend's girlfriend, his girlfriend's friend, old and young ladies, and all the ladies. He even recounts a time he took his friend's girl to the Ritz to get it in.
Then, he gets down to the actual accusations:
"How they gon say I don't respect these women when all I do is represent? Take my career and turn it upside down because you mad I got some girlfriends."
He then addresses his accusers who have escaped his alleged harem who say he held them hostage.
"Say I'm abusing these women. WTF that's some absurd sh*t. They're brainwashed? Really? Kidnapped? Really? Can't eat? Really? Real talk, that sh*t sounds silly. If you really, really want to know, her father dropped her off at my show. And told his boy to put her on the stage. I admit that she as over age. I admit that I was feeling her and I admit that she was feeling me....I aint chasing these ladies, no. These ladies are chasing me, yeah."
He asked"how much can a ni**a take" while calling out Spotify for yanking his music, but understands why Tom Joyner and Steve Harvey and John Legend have separated themselves from him. He also said he's never been arrested for any of these accusations, but the accusations are being held against him.
Then, he said he wanted to give parents out there some advice because he's also a parent, after revealing he hasn't seen his own kids in years:
"Don't push your daughter in my face, and tell me that it's ok. Because your agenda is to get paid and get mad when it don't go your way."
He revealed he was molested as a child by a relative and had his virginity taken at 14.
He admitted to his money woes as well, saying "they" took his money and he's been messed over by so many managers.
About that Wendy Williams chat he had (where she actually referenced the things he talked about in this song on her show), he said she asked for Hennessy and they turned off their phones. But he never offered her a drink himself like she claimed.
All in all, he says he's hit rock bottom because people don't want him to shine or survive. So he's calling on his hood to help him. And he said multiple times, "I'm human."
Hmmm. Maybe it's the definition of "brainwashed" that's the point of contention here, and R believes if a woman simply doesn't leave his abode she is voluntarily staying, regardless of her mental capacity at the time. Or, maybe there's delusion involved on all ends. Either way, R. Kelly swears he's "just human."
We wonder if this will be included in the new Lifetime movie that's in the making.
Photos: Getty/R.Kelly's Facebook
This weekend was all about #BlackLove. Go inside to see T.I. celebrating his wife Tiny Harris' birthday, Emily B and Fabolous all smiles for the 'Gram, pregnant Remy Ma and Papoose were date night goals, Bobby Brown and his family shots and more...
Throughout all the trails and tribulations throughout their marriage (seen and unseen), T.I. and Tiny Harris always seem to come together for special occasions, despite her filing for divorce in December 2016.
Last night, Tip was right by Tiny's side to celebrate her birthday that just past. And they were all loved up like a teenage couple in high school while partying it up in the club. While hanging out in their VIP section, Xscape's song "Who Can I Run To" played in the background as Tip got all cozy and close with his wife:
Mmhmm. We see y'all.
Days earlier, the Atlanta rapper copped the Xscape singer a black on black Mercedes Benz with cranberry seats along with several Christian Louboutin bags in the back seat. Must be nice!
Happy Birthday Tiny! Make Tip continue giving you the works honey.
Another couple all cozied up over the weekend...
Emily B made an appearance on Fabolous' Instagram account over the weekend...which is rare. The NYC rapper posted up a few flicks of himself and Emily B decked out in vintage Gucci threads. And they look seemingly happy, at least Em does.
Looks like that nasty domestic violence situation is behind them and all is well. We would say how aint no way in hell everything's Gucci after the horrificness of their situationship, but folks love to tell us to mind out business so....
We hope Em sees the light at some point.
Remy Ma and Papoose continue being #BlackLove goals. The pregnant rapper, flossing her cruves in a NYC Glamour Couture dress, and her hubby went out to have some fun with friends last night. Rem was drinking "mocktails & NOjitos" Ha! Let them know Rem because we all know how those trolls do!
Earlier this month, the happy couple renewed their vows and added something special. They also announced they were four months preggo!
Looks like Baby Mackie will be making his/her arrival around Dec/January 2019. Woot!
For some family love...
Bobby Brown was in daddy mode this weekend. The R&B singer snapped the cutest pics with kiddies Bodhi and Hendrix.
By the way, BET's "The Bobby Brown Story" premieres September 4th at 9pm EST.
Draya was on step-mom duties with her fiance Orlando Scandrick's twins, Taylor and Tatyana. The Mint Swim owner rocked a Fashion Nova swimsuit and the girls wore matching suits for their girls day at the beach. Cute.
Time is flying! "Power" star Naturi Naughton celebrated her daughter Zuri's first birthday over the weekend. We can't believe she's 1 already!
Will Smith took his kids - Trey, Jaden& Willow - scuba diving while on a family vacation. Can he adopt us for just one vacay?!
He then put his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's natural beauty on blast:
But, she wasn't feeling it. So, she served up some sexy of her own:
Come on, Jada! Everybody aint able.
Photos: Getty/Fab's IG/Remy's IG/Bobby's IG/Naturi's IG/Draya's IG
Tekashi 6ix9ine's weekend turned around after his kidnapping, pistol whipping and robbery that landed him in the hospital. The surveillance video is out, and he dropped a music video with Nicki Minaj that apparently folks loved (despite Nicki getting dragged for it). Check it inside, plus Lil Duval actually made a video for "Smile B$tch".
Rapper Tekashi linked up with his fellow Skittle haired rap counterpart to drop a video for their new track "FeFe" off his new album. Dude is still calling himself the King of New York, and he said at the top of the track he's looking for his Queen.
Nicki Minaj joins Tekashi on the track with a bubblegum chewing, patty cake playing, candy coated scene for a video. Check it above.
The two posted in celebration of the track that's apparently taking off, despite Nicki getting plenty of tweets directed at her for collabing with a man who plead guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance.
The incident - which he video'd and posted himself of him touching sexually a naked girl - happened in 2015. Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, admitted in an interview that he thought the girl was "14 or something like that" while downplaying his gross behavior, which would still be illegal. She was actually 13. And he was 18.
Tekashi also posted - we assume from the hospital - that he thought the day he was robbed was his day to die. On Sunday, after Tekashi drove home from the set of a video shoot, he was pistol whipped, kidnapped and robbed in bizarre story.
The rapper posted a pic of his late friend XXXTentacion late last night talking about being grateful for life:
As crazy as it sounds.. yesterday morning I had a feeling that it was my day to die. May GOD strike me dead if I’m lying. Everything happens for a reason I know you was there Nothing materialistic is more important then LIFE. I live to see another DAY I get to see my daughter another day. No Hate Charge it to the streets.
As for his crazy kidnapping, it's been revealed - after folks called B.S. on the entire situation - that surveillance video caught his kidnappers outside his home Sunday. Police are treating it like a real incident and not a PR stunt.
In other videos:
Crazy a** Lil Duval really went and released a whole video for "Smile B$tch". Hilar. Check out the comedian and Snoop Dogg living their best lives and not going back and forth with y'all...
1. Michael Strahan just got his umpteenth job. He's joining Sarah Haines, who is leaving "The View," to co-host "GMA Day," a new afternoon show to replace "The Chew." STORY
Photos: Nicki's IG
Meghan Markle's family is STILL cutting up even after the royal wedding. And they wonder why most of their invites got lost in the mail. See what antics the Duchess of Sussex's "sisters" and dad are up to inside...
Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle - who was integral on staging those fake paparazzi photos for her and Meghan's father showing him reading up on Royal etiquette - is supposedly joining the cast of "UK Celebrity Big Brother."
During an interview on "Good Morning Britain," Samantha hinted at appearing on the UK version of the Big Brother reality show.
“I’ve worked in media most of my life, why would I not?," she said. "Why would I stop living because I have a family issue going on?” Lordt.
“Urm… well, I would tell you, but then I would have to kill you, so... I don’t want to find myself in locks and stocks quite frankly. It wouldn’t be becoming," she continued.
Um, we can think of a few reasons "why not" Samantha.
Samantha also urged her sister to get in contact with her 74-year-old father, Thomas Markle, who missed the royal wedding due to health complications. Samantha said Meghan has not spoken to her father since before the wedding.
“We all know that life is short,” she said. “And so, given the circumstances over the last several months since the wedding, I think he really just wants to embrace her and have some closure on the distance and the misperception and really let her know that he loves her. I think it’s really important that we stop building walls and we start building bridges,” she said.
Peep her interview below:
According to reports, Meghan hasn't spoken to her dad in "fear" that he will leak their conversation for money. Valid. Especially considering he already leaked details about a private conversation he had with Prince Harry, so she has a good reason to be concerned.
"Meghan is so upset over Thomas," a source told US Weekly. "She’s upset for a couple of reasons. She doesn’t even know how to communicate with her dad without knowing he won’t exploit her. She lives in fear that he’ll leak their communication. If he’s spoken this much already, why wouldn’t he leak their conversation?"
“She would like to speak to him, but there is no trust there anymore,” the source continued. “And it doesn’t seem like it could ever be rebuilt. The damage is done.”
“First, he faked this weird heart attack, which he hasn’t admitted was fake, and now he’s doing all these interviews. She has no other choice but to ignore him,” the source told Us, referring to Thomas’ recent claims that Meghan is “under too much pressure” and looks “terrified” in photos from royal engagements.
Can he SHUT UP?! If he wasn't so thirsty for attention and money he could have a relationship with his daughter. But, we doubt he even wants one, for real.
As for her other "sister"...
Meghan's future sister-in-law is in trouble...again. Apparently, Darlene Blunt, who is the fiancee of Meghan's brother Thomas Markle Jr., was arrested on an assault charge in the fourth degree. And Meghan's brother may have been involved. Again.
The Daily Mail reports:
Few details are known about the incident, but a source told DailyMail.com: 'Last night there was a domestic violence call at the home of Thomas Markle [Jr] and Darlene Blount. Darlene was arrested on assault charges.'
It comes just months after a violent and boozy bust up with the Duchess of Sussex's half-brother.
Police were called to the home of Thomas Jr and his fiancee on New Year's Eve.
On that occasion she told the the 911 operator, the 51-year-old was being 'really f***ing weird' and was beating himself up.
Blount said Thomas had been drinking when he became jealous, thinking she was trying to 'f*** some dude' she knew when out at a local bar.
The then 36-year-old claimed to be 'scared' of Thomas because he is 'a big guy', suggesting to the operator that he could be mentally ill.
But when police arrived at the couple's home in Grants Pass, Oregon, they didn't buy Blount's story that Thomas hurt himself and arrested her for assault.
Darlene was arrested back in January after getting into a domestic violence incident with Thomas Jr. then as well. Just a whole mess!
Photos: Getty/Josephine County Sheriff
With a cute hashtag #VirginiaIsForTerrence and a gorgeous hometown setting, Pusha T just became a married man. Go inside his star-studded Virginia wedding with new wife Virginia...
Just call them King & Queen Push.
The groom rocked custom Kim Jones for Dior, and the bride looked stunning in two wedding dresses - a floral embroidered romantic Marchesa gown for the ceremony and a simple Reem Acra design for the reception - for their big night this weekend.
Pusha T, aka Terrence Thornton, got hitched to his longtime girlfriend of 11 years, Virginia Williams, in her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia at the Cavalier Hotel on Saturday. The Wests were right by their side too. Kim's dress...
Pusha gushed to Brides.com about how they first met, and why their 7/21 wedding date is their magic date:
"I saw her from across the room at Hell Hath No Fury album release party in her hometown of Norfolk, VA. The rest was history!" the groom told Brides.
Virginia chimed in about how they got engaged two years prior:
“For whatever reason I see the number 721 almost everyday in crazy places. On 7/21/16 Terrence had me believing he was in LA, but popped up at our home in Bethesda,” Virginia told us of their romantic engagement. “He told me to meet him on our rooftop terrace...when I did he was on one knee and asked me to marry him at 7:21 pm! I said yes!”
Who knew he could be such a romantic?!
The reception was lit too.
Guests dined on a menu of lobster, lamb and short rib while a cigar roller camped out on the patio for guests to enjoy alongside the signature Cognac bar. There as a whole room for desserts. And if your feet hurt, Virginia & Terrence had you covered too. They outfitted the whole party in custom Adidas slides. Fab!
After getting in their first dance to Curtis Mayfield’s “Makings of You,” Pusha T and Fabolous performed:
Congrats to King and Queen Pusha! Check out more pics from their wedding album below with groomsman Pharrell, Kim, Kanye and more:
Photos: @places_and_spaces @playcloths @marcuspaulstyle, Adam Barnes for Brides.com
Chicago millionaire Willie Wilson, who's in the running for mayor in the 2019 election, handed out $300,000 in cash to churchgoers in Chicago. He says it has nothing to do with the mayor's race and the state says he didn't violate campaign rules. Deets inside...
Willie Wilson, a black millionaire who's a candidate for mayor of Chicago, dug deep into his pockets to give back to churchgoers in the South Side of Chicago. And folks are raising their eyebrows - one of them being republican Rep. David McSweeney:
Check this out if you wonder why Illinois politicians are often a national joke. How can Willie Wilson, a candidate for Mayor of Chicago, literally hand out CASH at a public event? This is so wrong!
— Rep. David McSweeney (@1980reagan) July 22, 2018
The mayoral candidate reportedly gave away $300,000 in cash during an event at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday (July 22nd). He was joined at the event by Governor Bruce Rauner, despite both aying this wasn't a campaign focused event.
Willie Wilson literally handing out cash at New Covenant Baptist Church this morning. pic.twitter.com/CXdlS4EufO
— Tahman Bradley (@tahmanbradley) July 22, 2018
Govenror Rauner joined Willie Wilson at New Covenant Baptist Church where $300,000 was handed out. Rauner told the black church about the award the National Black Chamber of Commerce gave him on Friday. And, in a stump-style speech, he railed against high property taxes. pic.twitter.com/bDwo1MPxzr
— Tahman Bradley (@tahmanbradley) July 22, 2018
According to Wilson's campaign spokesman Scott Winslow, the millionaire businessman gave out the money to help the people in the community pay their property taxes and other expenses as part of his philanthropic work through his non-profit organization - the Dr. Willie Wilson Foundation. It's something he does often.
And guess what? He apparently hasn't broken any campaign rules.
Illinois State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich spoke to the Chicago Tribune and said since the money came from Wilson's Foundation he was able to maneuver around breaking any campaign finance laws.
“As far as we can see, it looks like he didn’t use campaign funds for this,” Dietrich said. “And there doesn’t appear to have been any quid pro quo, like, ‘Here’s some money, vote for me.’ So from our perspective, it doesn’t look like there was anything illegal about this.”
Willie Wilson is one of ten candidates in the running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is also seeking a third term this coming election in 2019.
Some folks are up in arms calling this the exact corruption Illinois - mainly Chicago - is so well known for. Others are trying to figure out which church he's hitting up next Sunday so they can make arrangements. Ha.
Is Mr. Wilson "buying" votes indirectly, or nah?
Now that Offset has been released from jail after getting arrested on gun and drug charges, cops are pulling his and his lawyer's card about being targeted for being black & successful.
Offset basically said his arrest this weekend was due to the "hip hop police" targeting his black excellence. He was pulled over in Georgia for improper lane change, and cops found three guns and a stash of weed inside his car. He's a convicted felon, so it's all a No No whether he's on probation or not (his wife Cardi B. chimed in on Instagam saying he's NOT on probation, despite reports saying he is).
Once he was released, Offset, via his lawyer Drew Findling, said he was targeted. He told TMZ:
Findling, who also reps Gucci Mane, Katt Williams and Trippie Redd, tells us, "It's a common theme. We're talking about a young, African-American man driving a shiny, beautiful luxury car and clad in designer clothes and watches and jewelry."
The lawyer, who Offset praised on IG, went on to explain away the charges claiming the guns found weren't his. They also say the reason they pulled him over was just a thinly veiled reason to target him for other charges:
Findling says his client was NOT in possession of any firearm. The attorney says the passenger in Offset's car -- his assistant -- was a licensed gun holder who had firearms in the car for security. Findling notes Offset needs protection because of the large amounts of cash he typically carries and the expensive jewelry he wears.
Mmhmm. Now, the police report has come out, and it claims he was weaving in and out of traffic, even crossing solid yellow lines.
According to the cops he was pulled over for "failure to maintain lane" because he crossed over the solid yellow line. As for the guns ... cops say there were a total of 3 weapons found. One of them was on his male passenger, a bodyguard ... the other 2 were inside the car.
Welp. He's back home with Cardi and their 2 week old baby girl Kulture after posted $17,000 bail Saturday.
Janet Jackson took a break from her tour to shoot a video in Brooklyn, and we've got the sneak peek inside...
All the colors, hair yanked into a high pony, and a whole cast of dancers...yup, Janet is about to serve up a dance bop for the gawds.
The living legend was spotted dancing in the streets as she filmed her new music video in Williamsburg, Brooklyn today, snatched waist and all.
Her State of the World tour rolls into New York July 26th.
By the way, Poetic Justice just turned 25! Janet cleebrated posted her fave moments:
Ooh chile. The oldness we feel....
We've rounded up flicks of celebs out and about on the LA scene turning up and having fun. Peep pics of your faves inside...
The Beverly Hills Hotel was popping over the weekend as Petite 'n Pretty hosted a launch party that was filled with all types of makeup goodies and activities for celeb guests and more.
Model Jordyn Woods and her younger sister Jodie Woods were invited to the event to enjoy all of the sweet treats and beauty fun. Jodie is literally Jordyn's twin! Sheesh!
Adorbs! Sibling love.
All of those gym workouts Jordyn has been posting has her looking great.
It was a total family affair with the Woods sisters.
Speaking of families...
Actor Evan Ross and his wife Ashlee Simpson Ross brought their daughter Jagger Ross to the launch party as well. If you haven't heard, Evan and Ashlee are gearing up to star in their own reality show. Hmm...will you be tuning in?
Peep a cute clip of Jagger blowing kisses below:
On the night scene...
Teyana Taylor and her NBA hubby Iman Shumpert rocked matching shirts, designed by Center Piece Clothing, to party it up at the MAXIM HOT 100 party that went down at the Hollywood Palladium. The couple took the same stripped button up and put their own spin on it for a "His & Hers" combination.
Rappers Future and Young Thug and Too Short were in the mix.
Golden State Warriors baller Nick Young was also on the scene.
Actress Porscha Coleman made a sexy appearance.
Singer Tinashe made her way to event as she was tapped to perform. She hit the carpet in a Raisa & Vanessa crop top and mini skirt first, changed and then hit the stage for a performance.
And as far as we know, there were no Ben Simmons run-ins.
At another event on the west coast...
More family fun!
The whole Wilson gang hit the orange carpet for the 2018 Kids' Choice Awards held at at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. How cute are Russ, CiCi,Future and Sienna?!
And mama was killing it like always.
Daddy Russ got some help from Future and Sienna while presenting. Nice!
Nick Young, his kids' mother Keonna Green and their kiddies made an appearance.
Houston Rockets player Chris Paul, his wife Jada Crawley Paul and their kids came out for the family fun.
Cute. And chick's skin is ridiculously perfect.
Chris was this year's host!
"Good Morning America" co-host Michael Strahan was on daddy duty with his twin daughters Isabella& Sophia. Loves it.
Mommy & me! WNBA player Candace Parker and her daughter Lailaa were matching on the carpet.
And Lakers baller Isaiah Thomas was there with his kids on the carpet before getting slimmed on stage. Fun times.
Photos: Getty/Startraks/Jordyn's IG/Tinashe's IG/@JenJPhoto
It's official! Jay Ellis' character Lawrence will NOT be returning for season 3. Issa Rae confirmed it herself. Find out what she said, plus peep pics of the "Insecure" cast having fun at the season premiere bash inside...
Jay Ellis' character will NOT be returning for season 3. Rumors about Lawrence possibly not making a return started when Jay said in an interview that he hadn't shot any scenes for the third season. Production was already well underway. Now, it's official. He ain't coming back!
Over the weekend, HBO took over L.A. for the annual Insecure Block Party series. This year, the network threw the first-ever #INSECUREFEST to celebrate the third season of the hit comedy series.
The star-studded, red carpet premiere event converted LA’s new state-of-the-art soccer stadium, Banc of California Stadium into carnival-themed festival grounds as stars Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Y’lan Noel and the rest of the show’s bomb cast and crew attended.
At the event, Issa confirmed Lawrence is OUT! Apparently, since Issa and Lawrence have called it quits and he's out of her life, he's off the show as well. And she doesn't care what fans have to say about it.
“No, I don’t care!” Issa said regarding potential fan reactions to the news (via Vulture). “We want to stay as true to life as possible. They had a great conversation at the end of season two and it was just about like, hey, she’s moving on Daniel, sometimes we have those conversations,” she continued. “You never see the exes again. And it’s okay! You gotta explore life without Lawrence.”
Showrunner Prentice Penny also responded, saying, "At the end of the day, we’re always trying to tell stories that are true and authentic. We were in the writers room and we were initially talking about, Okay, well what is he doing?… Well, he’s not in her life right now. It was hard to make stories around that.”
He continued,“We just said, well, if he’s not around, he’s not around. Let’s just deal with the reality of what her life is now. Let’s be true to that, when you breakup and you have closure.”
So it sounds like he's out now, but maybe he could come back later on down the line. Jay seemed to have been blindsided about not returning based on the way he responded in the previous interview. But he's made it clear there are no hard feelings and has been a vocal supporter all summer of Issa and co.
A new HBO press release about season 3 also doesn't mention Jay Ellis' name.
The #LawrenceHive is butt hurt about it:
Lawrence proved that men are really the victims and it’s you low down scandalous women doing us dirty. Lawrence not being on season 3 is the perfect example #LawrenceHive
— Joshua Hokes (@Jayhokes1) July 23, 2018
The fellas finally had a character to root for and they took him away from us smh #Lawrencehive
— Mo'baku (@UncleMo1) July 23, 2018
I hope Lawrence fuckin a thousand and three bitches while he gone lol
— Mr. Double Entendre (@DeuceAltendre) July 24, 2018
Guess they'll have to deal.
Back on the carpet...
The "Insecure" cast - including Y’lan Noel, new dadSarunas Jackson, actress/writer Natasha Rothwell and more:
"Claws" actress Niecy Nash was also in the mix to peep the first episode of season 3. Can't blame her!
Gotta get a selfie!
Issa introduced the first episode before 2 Chainz hit the stage to perform. In the audience, "Claws" star Karrueche and her boyfriend Victor Cruz, and "Growing Up Hip Hop" star Angela Simmons looked on.
Introducing the #InsecureHBO Season 3 trailer.
— INSECUREHBO (@insecurehbo) July 9, 2018
The new season of "Insecure" returns August 12th at 10:30pm EST on HBO. Y'all ready?
Photos: Getty/Josh Blanchard/Dorothy Hong/Team Epiphany
The couples are out and enjoying the summer vibes. Go inside to find out what Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner, Black Griffin and his girlfriend Francesca Aiello are up to...
New parents Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner got in some quality time together, sans their 5-month-old daughter Stormi Webster, over the weekend.
The rapper and reality star jetted to Paris and was spotted leaving their hotel ahead of the rapper's performance at Lollapalooza Paris on Saturday. “Kylie joined Travis for his short European tour,” a source told PEOPLE. “She left Stormi at home with a nanny and Kris.”
While Stormi is at home, her parents are living it up like rockstars overseas.
"Kylie attended all of Travis’ concerts. She was excited about joining him,” the source continued. “They got to enjoy Paris together as well. They are doing really well and seem happy.”
According to reports, the couple dined at Ferdi restaurant, and snapped a coupledom shot to capture their first time there.
The "Goosebumps" rapper was also spotted making a retail run at the Nike store. He's gearing up to release his new album Astroworld, which is expected to drop August 3rd. Also, he's tapped to perform at the Lollapalooza Festival held at Grant Park in Chicago. The festival runs August 3rd - 5th.
Before hopping overseas...
Travis and Kylie sat down with GQ to prove how much they know about each other. It's...interesting to say the least.
In other coupledom spottings...
Look who's enjoying the off season! Detroit Pistons player Blake Griffin soaked in some rays with his girlfriend Francesca Aiello on the beach in Malibu recently.
The former Los Angeles Clippers and his girl were seen wrestling in the sand before taking a dip in the ocean.
It's clear Blake doesn't particularly have a type. He was last romantically linked to Kendall Jenner (who is now dating NBA baller Ben Simmons).
.@realjeffreyross aka “roast master” i challenge you to a game of roast battle 1 on 1 this saturday night. let’s see you pick on someone your own weight
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin23) July 22, 2018
The NBA baller will participate in a roast battle against stand-up comedian Jeff Ross at The Fonda in L.A. this weekend. Lordt.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is a new dad again after welcoming a baby boy with his kids' mom Kia Proctor earlier this month. And he's super in his feelings - showing Kia some love on social media. Here'e what her wrote because we know y'all are struggling to read it: "To the mother of all my kids... Thank You I Love You I appreciate You #ShineThruTheShade #MotherOf4 #MILFING"
"The Real" co-host Loni Love is about to develop her very own comedy series! Meanwhile, Sanaa Lathan will be hitting our television screens in the highly-anticipated Nappily Ever After film this fall. Deets inside...
Loni Love is having a come up!
"The Real" co-host has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. And now, she's working on her first project.
The comedienne is developing her very own comedy series that's based on her infectious persona as a "thriving single woman."
As expected, she's over the moon about it!
“I am thrilled to be developing a comedy with Warner Bros. as I continue to co-host The Real,” Loni Love said about her new project. “My life’s work is all about entertaining, inspiring and helping people become the best they can be.”
Love is a self-made woman who grew up in Detroit’s Brewster-Douglas Housing Project. She received her Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M and worked as an engineer before kicking off her standup comedy career.
Her recent film credits include Mother’s Day and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
She isn't showing any signs of slowing down on daytime television either. "The Real" has been ordered for two more seasons.
Also on the way...
We've been waiting and now it's almost here! Nappily Ever After is about to grace the TV waves.
The modern day woman's film, Nappily Ever After, is an adaptation of the best-selling novel with the same name, written by Trisha R. Thomas. And it's coming to Netflix on September 21st!
“The film follows a woman with a seemingly flawless life — a great job, a handsome boyfriend who’s a doctor, and a meticulously maintained coiffure. But after an accident at the hair salon, each of these things starts to unravel, and Violet begins to realize that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one that she really wanted," according to Variety.
This woman’s hair will alter everything in her life as she knows it. Every black woman knows that life. Sanaa knows too. She shaved her head bald for the role.
The film I directed #NappilyEverAfter for @netflix is coming soon! Produced by the talented Tracey Bing, Marc Platt and Jared LeBoff and featuring unforgettable performance by @justsanaapic.twitter.com/21pf1Efvfy
— Haifaa Al Mansour (@HaifaaMansour) July 21, 2018
Not only is Sanaa starring in the film, she’s also producing it. Director Haifaa Al-Mansour will helm the film with Marc Platt, Tracey Bing, and Jared Leboff producing alongside the YBF actress.
Nappily Ever After is a passion project for Tracey Bing and she’s the one who brought the project to Netflix. Tracey produced the Barack and Michelle Obama love story film, Southside With You. Let's hope this one fares a little better.
Peep the newest promo:
I've been waiting to share this news all week!
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 20, 2018
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Photos: Getty/Netflix's Twitter