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If anybody embodied the "Zaddy" title Golden Globes night, it was most def Idris Elba. How he hit the carpet with his two fave gals - and dropped some wedding date tea - inside...
Idris Elba was everything at the Golden Globes with his fiancé Sabrina Dhowre and daughter Isan Elba!
— Variety (@Variety) January 6, 2019
The super fine actor is rocked a custom Oswald Boateng dinner jacket while getting kisses from Sabrina on the carpet, and then he slipped into dad mode giving his baby girl, Miss Golden Globe, advice on how to slay her on stage role for the night. When your dad has won his fair share of awards, it's best to take note. He was super cute gushing to everybody all about her too.
The actor also dished to ET about wedding planning with Sabrina, and how his 'lifetime dream' of performing at Coachella has become a reality.
'Dris slipped back into his former bouncer days mode and wasn't hearing it when Isan said she'll be right there at Coachella, too. Good luck getting in girl!
— Page Six (@PageSix) January 7, 2019
By the way, whoever paired Idris with Taylor Swift to present an award and act like they're about to do a track together.... *rolls eyes hard AF*
Pastor John Gray is back in the headlines after gifting his wife Aventar Gray a Lamborghini. Word on the curb is that he gifted her the luxury whip after his wife allegedly found out he was cheating and possibly got his side chick pregnant. Deets inside...
Pastor John Gray has laid his burdens down in front of the world.
During a recent church sermon, Pastor Gray - senior pastor at Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina - seemingly confessed to stepping out on his marriage. And he did so in the pulpit with his wife, Aventar Gray, by his side. He talked about how over the last two years he and his wife were headed towards divorce. He said they kept a happy family front even though they were not on one accord.
"We had to keep smiling because even though we were struggling. Even though I was failing as a husband, I was already in front of the people and the people can't really receive my brokeness becasue where do leaders go when they bleed?" he said to the congregation.
"So I had to bleed alone. And what's strange is I traveled the whole world and the Holy Ghost showed up and people got saved and me and wife just kept smiling and nobody knew we were getting ready to get a divorce. Because as long as I kept producing, nobody cared what was happening at home," he continued.
"I started listening to the wrong voices and let some people get too close. She found out and she set it off, just like a good wife should."
Then, his wife grabbed the mic to defend her husband and marriage while dropping a few more deets about his infidelity.
"And then I prayed for them and him and then the devil loses," she said. "Because what's not going to happen is you tell me that I'm going to lose my purpose because someone whispered to a '16-year-old John'. The devil is a lie. I'm standing with my husband and you can go on back to the pits of hell where you came from. Was I upset? Yes. Was I heartbroken? Yes. But, you better learn how to get in there for the - what's the vows? - better and worst so when the worst shows up you don't run way."
"I am the RIB that God took from him. I'm his Rest In Brokenness until he wakes up and understands who he is. You pray wife while the devils run away. I'm not saying sit there in perpetual foolishness, I'm saying to pray the devils away. If you give up too soon, he wins. He couldn't have this purpose. He knew what this was. He was coming for y'all, that's why he came for us. We know better! I see you devil, but you don't want it with me! You can't have this here devil!"
We guess sis...
Check it at the 4:30 minute mark below:
Aventar's message doesn't surprise us. A few months ago, Pastor Gray opened up about how his wife "birthed" him and kept him "covered" as he grew into a man. He talked about how she had to self-sacrifice to make him better since he wasn't ready to be the husband she needed him to be when he asked for her hand in marriage.
Better her than us. Because Michelle Obama said marrying a fully formed man is the way to go.
Last month, Pastor Gray gifted his wife a $200K Lamborghini SUV for their 8th anniversary and folks now think he copped her the luxury gift to say "sorry" for (allegedly) cheating.
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Two weeks after drawing praise for allowing congregants in need to take cash directly from his offering baskets, Pastor #JohnGray of Relentless Church #Greenville, South Carolina, is drawing flak for gifting his wife a Lamborghini Urusfor their eighth wedding anniversary celebration that left her screaming on Saturday. The Urus, with prices starting at about $200,000 in 2017, according to Fortune. In a clip of the moment posted on Instagram by Sue Mayweather, Gray is shown leading his wife, Aventer, to the luxury vehicle and once she realizes what the gift is, she breaks out in screams. Her husband is seen holding her hand before declaring to the crowd “#Lamborghini #Urus.” Mayweather noted that Gray’s wife also gifted him the “‘green box’ #Rolex,” a term used to describe the Rolex Explorer II This is Trapmerica. There is no need for a pastor to live like this. #yeahthatgreenville #church #pimps #pimpin #moneyhungry #wwjd #notthisshit #wtf #nonotthatgreenville
Also, Pastor Gray is being accused of using church funds for the big purchase. However, he denies it all. He insisted he used cash from his reality TV show on the OWN Network for the vehicle.
See his response below:
Aventar also hopped on social media to defend her husband:
There's also this...
One of his alleged side chicks emailed Obnoxious TV with details about her situationship with the pastor. It's alleged the side chick could possibly be pregnant:
“John had an affair with a woman that was rumored to have been expecting a child with. Apparently his wife confronted the alleged girlfriend and gave her and old fashioned ass whipping. Obnoxious Media is not sure if she was paid to have an abortion or if Aventar [sic] whipped her into a miscarriage. We will get to the bottom of this story and all details involved, but what we know is their [sic] was definitely an affair and a physical altercation. John was thanking his wife for not exposing him, leaving him and killing his ministry as a thank you with the expensive gift.”
We are not confirming or denying, just letting y'all know what is being alleged publicly.
You can read the alleged side chick's full account here.
Photos: Pastor Gray's IG
One of two suspects in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes has been charged with capital murder. Get the latest updates on the murder investigation and find out how former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and NFLer DeAndre Hopkins are helping inside...
At least one man has been arrested and charged for the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.
20-year-old Eric Black Jr. has been arrested and charged with capital murder for the killing of Jazmine Barnes after famed journalist/activist Shaun King shared a tip that he received. She became the victim of a drive-by shooting in Houston that detectives are calling a case of "mistaken identity," involving two suspects.
On December 30th, Jazmine, her mother LaPorsha Washington, and her three siblings were making a coffee run when a vehicle pulled up alongside of them and began shooting. Unfortunately, Jazmine was shot in her head and died. Her mother was shot in the arm and another one of her siblings was injured from the broken glass that shattered from the gun shots.
Her family called her Jaz.
And she was beloved by all. They sent me this video of her to share with you all. We must find the evil coward who murdered 7 year old Jazmine Barnes. We must.
We have some leads already, but they aren’t good enough. Keep pushing. pic.twitter.com/2Lc0sJxsX8
— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 2, 2019
It was initially reported that detectives were searching for a white man, who was seen fleeing the scene in a red pick up truck after the shooting. Turns out, the white man - described to be in his 40s - who witnesses say they saw fleeing the scene was reportedly a bystander of the shooting. He reportedly was trying to get out of harm's way. Investigators are still looking for the driver.
On Saturday (January 5th), Eric Black Jr. (above) was arrested during a traffic stop for not using a turn signal. He's accused of driving the car used in Jazmine's death. He faces a charge of capital murder.
I am told that Larry Woodruffe and Eric Black Jr. shot & killed Jazmine Barnes in drive by shooting, believing they were shooting someone else from a rival gang that had nothing to do with Jazmine Barnes.
We have also learned where the white suspect in the red truck came from.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 6, 2019
After Woodruff & Black shot & killed Jazmine Barnes, 4 credible independent eyewitnesses heard the shooting and saw a white man in a red truck speed off.
It appears that man was an innocent bystander who fled, actually fearing for his life as well. He was not the shooter.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 6, 2019
There's a 2nd suspect in the murder investigation (who's already behind bars), however, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez declined to name him during the conference due to the pending investigation. Black admitted to police he was the one who drove the vehicle used in the shooting while another man opened fire. He also aided police in finding the murder weapon.
The sheriff declined to name the second person, citing the pending investigation, but prosecutors identified Larry Woodruffe as the second suspect in a court hearing for Black Saturday morning, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Jail records indicate that Woodruffe is currently in custody on drug possession charges. He has not been charged in connection with the shooting.
The anonymous tipster said Black and another person, identified in court as "L.W.," shot at Jazmine's family's vehicle after mistaking it for another one.
Black was pulled over days later for not using his turn signal, according to the affidavit. He was arrested for marijuana possession and questioned by homicide investigators based on the tips, the affidavit said.
Black told investigators that he drove the vehicle used in the shooting while a man in the passenger seat opened fire, according to the affidavit.
Black said the gun used in the shooting was at his home, the affidavit said. He gave officers permission to search for it and they found a 9mm pistol consistent with shell casings recovered from the scene.
Check out the full press conference below:
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 6, 2019
After the arrest, Shaun King - who has been working tirelessly on finding the suspects - hopped on Twitter and expressed how some things about the case still aren't adding up:
When Jazmine Barnes was killed I pledged to find who killed her. We did that. The men who were arrested shot her. That I know.
But I’ve studied this case for nearly 60 hours.
And something’s not right. Key details are missing in the story.
I no longer trust the timeline.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 7, 2019
As of yesterday, the Harris County Sheriff's Department announced Jazmine and her family are "innocent victims."
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 6, 2019
On Saturday (January 5th), hundreds of mourners joined Jazmine's mom, LaPorsha Washington, outside of the Walmart near where Jazmine was killed. Washington thanked everyone for the outpouring of support for her daughter, who would have celebrated her 8th birthday next month.
"I'm telling you, every time I see one of y'all reach out for me, I can hold my head up," she said. "I can get up in the morning."
Peep the clip below:
LaPorsha Washington, mother of 7 year-old #JazmineBarnes who was fatally shot earlier this week. #Houston we are still looking for the killer & there is a $100,000 reward. If you have any information reach out to @shaunking ASAP #JusticeforJazminepic.twitter.com/hJ0F3tqs8V
— 93.7 The Beat (@937thebeat) January 5, 2019
Shaun King spoke to Jazmine's father, who said he's relieved the killers have been caught:
Just spoke to Jazmine’s heartbroken father.
He said he’s “so glad to have justice for my angel.”
Thank each of you who helped make sure we tracked down these killers and brought them to justice. pic.twitter.com/FZJlDwxqMt
— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 6, 2019
A GoFundMe account was set up for Jazmine's funeral expenses and family. As of the time of this post, over $81,400 has been raised. $6,500 was the goal.
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has reportedly offered to help with Jazmine's funeral expenses. According to reports, Shaq and Houston Senior Police Officer Kenneth Miles brought a cashier's check to Jazmine's family last week to pay for the funeral.
Also, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins donated his NFL Wild Card round playoff check to Jazmine's family, which totals $29,000.
He hopped on social media to make the announcement:
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When I see Jazmine Barnes’ face, I see my own daughter. I am pledging my playoff check this week to help her family with funeral costs and to support @shaunking @SherriffED_HCSO @SylvesterTurner in bringing this man to justice. On Saturday, I will be playing in your honor, Jazmine. #JusticeForJazmine #LoveOverHate
On Instagram, he wrote, "When I see Jazmine Barnes’ face, I see my own daughter. I am pledging my playoff check this week to help her family with funeral costs and to support @shaunking @SherriffED_HCSO @SylvesterTurner in bringing this man to justice. On Saturday, I will be playing in your honor, Jazmine. #JusticeForJazmine #LoveOverHate"
Jazmine will be laid to rest tomorrow (January 8th) at noon. Services for Jazmine will start at 10AM with a viewing at Green House International Church.
Shoutout to Shaun King for going the extra mile to seek justice for a little black girl whose life was tragically taken far too soon. We offer our condelences to her family and friends during this tragic time.
Sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency after she was sentenced to life for killing a man who bought her for sex when she 16-years-old. Get the latest inside...
Here's some good news in 2019.
Cyntoia Brown - a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man who brought her for sex at the age of 16 - has finally been granted clemency. And the ruling comes just in time for Human Trafficking Awareness month.
According to the Tennessee governor's office, the 30-year-old sex trafficking victim will be released to parole supervision on August 7th after serving 15 years in prison. She will remain on parole for 10 years.
"This decision comes after careful consideration of what is a tragic and complex case," Gov. Bill Haslam's office said in a statement.
"Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16. Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life. Transformation should be accompanied by hope."
In 2004, 16-year-old Cyntoia fatally shot 43-year-old Johnny Allen, a stranger who had picked her up at a Nashville Sonic. According to Cyntoia, he solicited her for sex and then took her back to his house. Fearful that he was going to kill her, she shot him in the head while he was sleeping.
Prosecutors at the time said Brown shot Allen in the head while he was sleeping, stole money and guns, took his truck, and fled the scene. They argued the killing wasn't motivated by self-defense, but robbery.
Brown said she was scared for her life by Allen's behavior, and took money for fear of returning empty-handed to her pimp, nicknamed "Cut Throat."
A juvenile court found Brown competent to be tried as an adult. She was convicted of murder and robbery, and sentenced to life in prison.
Rihanna, Reagan Gomez, and other celebrities rallied for Cyntoia's release on social media in 2017, helping to raise awareness to her case:
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did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way?? cause..... Something is horribly wrong when the system enables these rapists and the victim is thrown away for life! To each of you responsible for this child's sentence I hope to God you don't have children, because this could be your daughter being punished for punishing already! #FREECYNTOIABROWN #HowManyMore
— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) November 20, 2017
In a statement, Cyntoia Brown said that she will do everything to justify Haslam’s faith in her and thanked her family for their support.
Celebs - including Meek Mill, Viola Davis, Jada Pinkett Smith and T.I. - are rejoicing after hearing the news of her release:
We're SO happy for her! And hopefully this is a step in the right direction of adjusting laws that define and prosecute self defense.
Keep it cute, or put it on mute....before Meek Mill begins to spill the tea. Find out why the Philly rapper told his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj to chill out inside...
By now, one would think sneak dissing between Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill would be over since they called it quits in December 2016.
Yet, two years later, the exes are still posting up subliminals at one another.
During her performance in Australia over the weekend, the Young Money rapper cut her "Barbie Dreams" set to throw shade at her ex. After her line, "Meek still be in my DMs, I be having to duck him," she stopped the music and said, "I could tell you n*ggas secrets, but I won't because being a bitter b*tch is what I don't."
Let Meek tell it, her "Barbie Dreams" could be turned to "Nightmares" if she keeps playing with him. Shortly after the clip made it's way online, the MMG rapper hopped on Twitter to respond. He never mentioned her name, but it's clear he was responding to her video. In so many words, he warned her to "keep it classy" because once he starts spilling some truth serum, he won't be able to stop. Peep his tweets (read from the bottom up):
Better chill Nicki. Maybe since she blocked him on Instagram, she figured she'd get her message out one way or another.
Fans have been questioning why Nicki seems so pressed over Meek since they've been broken up and that she's now in a relationship with her new boo Kenneth Petty.
You may recall, the "Dreams & Nightmares" rapper commented on Nicki's "Barbie Dreams" track in an article for Vulture magazine.
“I ain’t get no heads-up [about the song], but I definitely wasn’t in nobody’s DMs,” he told the site. “And definitely wasn’t nobody ducking me, sh*t. That’s a fact. I actually was laughing at it, too. 'Cause there’s no limits! I felt it and I liked it. That’s a dope rap."
And today, he posted this potential shade:
Lace front wigs are wackkkk! I’m protesting them
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 8, 2019
We all know Nicki (like plenty of women) loves her wiggery.
Check out more clips from Nicki's performance below:
Gucci Mane laces his wife Keyshia Ka'oir with a lavish birthday gift, Quavo cops his girlfriend Saweetie with an icy necklance and Tara Wallace celebrated her kids' father Peter Gunz's 50th birthday. Get it all inside...
Keyshia Ka'oir celebrated her birthday yesterday and her hubby Gucci Mane pulled out all the stops for the festivities.
As you all know, the Wopsters are BIG on fashion, so you know they got glammed up for the birthday soiree in Atlanta. Both rocking all red outfits, the ATL rapper kept it clean in a custom Dolce & Gabbana suit while the birthday girl sizzled in a Charbel Zoe gown. According to VOGUE, the dress featured over 1 million red Swarovski crystals and it weighed about 100 pounds. Damn! Yes, the drip was "heavy." Literally.
Rapper Trina, former "Love & Hip Hop: ATL" star Joseline Hernandez, Atlanta Falcons baller Julio Jones and Quality Control CEO Pierre "Pee" Thomas were in the mix for the birthday turn up:
No expense was spared for the birthday bash....AND the gifts. Gucci laced his wife with a scarlet red 2019 Rolls Royce Cullinan, which matched their outfits and the theme of the party.
Once the party flicks hit social media, fans hopped in the comments to blast Gucci for gifting his wife a luxury whip (that starts at $325K) amid his child support case. The "So Icy" rapper has been trying his damnedest not to have his child support payments increased after his 11-year-old son's mother, Sheena Evans, filed for an increase. She feels she should be receiving at least $20,000/month, which is a huge jump from the $2,000/month he's currently paying.
A few months ago, Gucci responded and denied living the lavish life his son's mother claims he lives - even though we all see how "lavish" he's living on a daily. He claims his income hasn't changed since 2011 and he can't afford an increase. In the filing, he pointed out that he's already paying health insurance and medical expenses for his son, so he doesn't feel like he should have to pay more and wants the case thrown out.
As for another rap couple...
After putting their relationship on front street back in October 2018, Quavo and Saweetie appear to be getting serious.
— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) January 4, 2019
The Migos rapper iced his girlfriend's neck out with some serious bling for Christmas. He gifted her a diamond snowflake-shaped necklace that cost a cool $75,000. Sheesh! He threw his own personal touch on the piece, engraving "Icebox from the Glacier Boy" on the back of the diamond baguette pendant and chain (created by Icebox in ATL). Quavo put some thought into the gift too. Saweetie has a single titled "Icy Girl." We see what he did there.
On social media, Saweetie flossed on 'em one good time:
And here's a closer look at the bling:
Is that Offset? Looks like it could be. If you didn't know, he laced his estranged wife Cardi B with tons of icy accessories that she hasn't taken off since he gave them to her for Christmas.
Elsewhere on 'Gram....
It's still all love between Peter Gunz and his women even after all of the drama he put them through on national television.
Former "Love & Hip Hop" star Tara Wallace and their kids celebrated Peter's 50th birthday recentlt. The former reality star posted a picture of the birthday dad, who has 10 kids total, sitting on the couch enjoying some quality time with the three boys they share. Cute.
She captioned, "H A P P Y 50 @petergunz174!"
Peter's estranged wife Amina Pankey also hopped on Instagram to wish her children's father a Happy 50th Birthday, sharing a clip of their song together:
She said, "Happy Birthday baby father #famforlife Everyone go wish @petergunz174 a happy bday he turns the big 50 today ‼️ . . . Song:”Do what you do” by @petergunz174 and me available on #itunes"
Co-parenting for the kids.
Photos: Splash/Keyshia's IG
Pastor John Gray says he's been going through it, so he had his friend/fellow religious leader Bishop TD Jakes lay hands on him and pray the spirit of suicide out of him. See the emotional moment inside...
2018 was a tough year for Pastor John Gray, the new lead pastor at Relentless Church in Greenville, SC.
Kicking off 2019, Pastor Gray went before his new congregation to reveal he has been battling suicidal thoughts. He told the crowd he had been trying to come up with a way to take his life that wouldn't destroy his children and still be able to make his way into heaven. Dressed in all black, he told the crowd he was dressed in his "funeral outfit."
“2018 tried to kill me so I thought I’d try to dress for the occasion," he said during his New Year's Eve sermon. "I literally thought about how I could end my life and still get to Heaven and somehow my kids would not be scarred but there was no way I could figure out how to do it. And I’m not the only person that thought about that. I’m not the only person the devil attacked in that area."
While he didn't go into detail about how, exactly, 2018 tried to kill him, we have an inkling.
Pastor Gray has been receiving backlash on social media for gifting his wife, Aventar Gray, a $200K Lamborghini. Folks have been at his neck, accusing him of using church funds for the luxury whip. He has denied using any of the church's money and confirmed the money he used for the car was the money he made from his reality show. His wife also came to his defense.
Back in December, one of his chats about relationships between men & women went viral when he urged women in particular to do self reflection and self evaluation to get into relationships that are better for them, and to figure out why they attract men who aren't worthy of their relationship energy. He caught heat for shifting the onus of failed relationships on women simply choosing wrong. He seemingly did not address men about stopping their bad behavior that has ruined relationships and bettering themselves to become the man that women should be attracted to.
The controversial pastor also recently revealed that he and his wife were on the brink of divorce. While he didn't out right come out and say he cheated, he alluded to stepping out on his marriage. And so did his wife.
He also caught a lot of backlash after telling the world his wife "birthed" him into a man.
“The truth is some of the stuff that tried to kill me I helped," he continued. "Nobody wants to shout. Everybody needs to know some stuff wasn’t the devil, some stuff was you. It would be great if we shout for that too because when you shout for that what you’re saying is I take personal responsibility,” he said.
He shared that he had been going through counseling since prayer alone wasn't enough to knock his suicidal thoughts.
Over the weekend, Bishop TD Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, spoke during a leadership training session at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Marlboro, MD. Pastor Gray was on the front row when Bishop Jakes walked over to him and began prophesying over his life. He laid hands on him and rebuked the spirit of suicide that still lurks in Pastor Gray's home.
“There is too much anointing in this room to minister to everybody else and leave you sitting over there festering and festering and festering, especially, you said it in a joking way but especially when the spirit of suicide hangs around your house," Bishop Jakes said to Pastor Gray. "I’m trying to get you back,” Bishop Jakes said before he laid hands on Pastor Gray.
“I call it out!," Bishop Jakes shouted as Pastor Gray fell to the ground in tears.
“It’s not a stage that you prayed for. It’s not a building that you prayed for. It’s not an opportunity that you prayed for. You’ve always wanted God to make a man out of you and He’s using the stage to make a man out of you. He’s using the building to make a man out of you. He’s using the opportunity to make a man out of you,” he said.
Peep the clip below:
Although Pastor Gray and his wife shared they were headed towards divorce, they have seemingly gotten back on track. The couple is hosting a relationship conference, dubbed “Align," at their South Carolina church that will go down February 7-9th.
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HEY YALL! SINGLE, MARRIED, DIVORCED OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN? THIS IS FOR YOUUUUUUU! What do you get when you put @devonfranklin, @chadcveach and @juliaveach, @richwilkersonjr and @dawnchere, @realtalkkim, @kirkfranklin and @iamtammyfranklin, @claytonhhurst and @ashleehurst and me and @grayceeme together? ONE OF THE MOST IMPACTING RELATIONSHIP CONFERENCES OF 2019! Join me @myrelentlesschurch and Let’s bring in the new year with a new you! Register for the @thealignconference happening February 7-9th, 2019. Married, singled or divorced, this relationship conference has something specifically for you. You can register to be in the building or you can register to watch online. Space is limited so sign-up now! Head over to TheAlignConference.com or you can register THIS SUNDAY at the Align booth at Relentless Church. #LoveAlign19
We hope Pastor Gray continues getting the help he needs as he battles with suicidal thoughts. We often side-eye him and his comments about marriage and women, but we def don't want anything bad to happen to him.
Photo: Relentless Church's FB
Lil Wayne hit the stage last night and everyone is coming after him for his fashion flair, including Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. See his edgy look inside...
What in the Apple Bottom Jeans, Boots With Erykah Badu's Fur is going on here?
Lil Wayne has everyone coming for him after his appearance at the College Football Playoff National Championship Halftime Show. Imagine Dragons were tapped as the headliners, but they brought Weezy out during their set and he totally stole the show.
The Young Money honcho popped up on stage in a black, white and blue floor length fur coat, paired with black and white scarf, red pants, rhinestone encrusted sunglasses, fingerless gloves and a floppy hat. He then finished the look with a pair of knee high furry boots. The "Lollipop" rapper has an obsession with Ugg boots, so no surprise there.
The Grammy Award winning rapper performed his track "Uproar" before joining Imagine Dragons for a verse on their new collaboration "Believer."
Peep a clip from his performance below:
As expected, Twitter didn't waste any time to offer up literary award winning commentary on his lewk:
Lil Wayne reaching in his closet for his halftime fit pic.twitter.com/spkfjIx7RQ
— Josh Stroud (@sir_stroud15) January 8, 2019
— Bishop (@ayo_gusto) January 8, 2019
Lil Wayne pulling up to the National Championship pic.twitter.com/q7Z8FIp8h9
— BIG TEX (@tylerjames04) January 8, 2019
Lil Wayne coming strong with the Hamburglar tribute tonight pic.twitter.com/y8MmFOrXeh
— Andy Taylor (@ataylornky) January 8, 2019
Lil Wayne: What should I wear to this college football thing?
Stylist: What if you were both Mary J Blige AND Elton John
Lil Wayne: Bet! pic.twitter.com/iMgSM98IEm
— Ari Alexander (@AriA1exander) January 8, 2019
— Dicker Images (@dickerimages) January 8, 2019
Lil Wayne channeling Steven Tyler who channels a 76 year old Florida woman pic.twitter.com/W5LT1uEk6N
— Brad Williams (@funnybrad) January 8, 2019
— Monsternegro (@tonyfamilia) January 8, 2019
Matt Bevin, the Governor of Kentucky, was NOT a fan of Weezy's attire and made it known on social media:
— Matt Bevin (@MattBevin) January 8, 2019
Wayne fans aren't here for the governor coming for the rap gawd, so they popped back:
I am not joking when I say that I’d proudly vote Lil Wayne for governor before i vote for Matt Bevin. https://t.co/uYL6koiQK5
— Brandon Patterson (@brandonpatt) January 8, 2019
well if there's anyone who knows weird, tired rantings when they see 'em, it's you
— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) January 8, 2019
I can’t wait until we vote you out of office.
— COACH OUSLEY (@bradyousley) January 8, 2019
Worry less about the best rapper alive and try to stop being the worst governor alive.
— Sam Steele III (@Sam_Steele_3) January 8, 2019
Not sure what's funnier, him pretending he has real opinions about the freshness of Lil Wayne's work or the fact that Matt Bevin is basically the ideal consumer for whom the NCAA picked Imagine Dragons.
— TheGoche (@thegoche) January 8, 2019
apparently matt bevin loves imagine dragons about as much as he hates lil wayne
least surprising news i've heard in a minute https://t.co/nuWWUdcMig
— noah (@noahfearskelley) January 8, 2019
Wayne sat down with X Games to chat about what it feels like to perform at X Games Aspen 2019, creating new music, his love for his fans, how he got into skateboarding and more. Check it above.
Omarion speaks out about his ex/kids' mother Apryl Jones supposedly "dating" his B2K bandmate Fizz. He also addressed R. Kelly following the LIFETIME documentary. Get it all inside...
Yes, there's drama, but the Millennium Tour is still a go...for now.
Shortly after it was announced that B2K was reuniting, all hell broke loose between Omarion and his kids' mother Apryl Jones. First, Apryl blasted O for being a "deadbeat dad," serving her custody papers on Mother's Day, and explained how his mother was a major issue in their failed relationship.
Then, she got into an argument with "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star/Fizz's son's mother Moniece Slaughter on Instagram Live after Moniece spilled tea that Apryl was getting closer than close with her "baby daddy" Fizz in Chicago.
Apryl then linked up with Fizz on New Year's and they hopped on Instagram Live together to let the world know they are "just friends." Throughout the clip, Apryl is ALL over Fizz, but insisted he is just her best friend.
"It's funny, you know. People can speculate and do all they want to do, but at the end of the day all y'all are doing is capping," Fizz said.
"This is my best friend. Hiding what? We've been public. We've gone out. He comes to Chicago with me. This is my best friend n*gga," Apryl said. She said she and Fizz formed a great bond and he would always have her loyalty.
By the way, they're both pictured above at theShoeDazzle X BarbieStyle party in LA last year.
"Whatever y'all doing for Love & Hip Hop Hollywood storylines, you can go ahead and keep that because I won't be on there next year, I'll be on the Millennium Tour I don't need that bag, I got another bag. Some storylines won't happen because I won't be on there next season," Fizz shared.
"And no one guys, are going to ruin the tour. They've already signed contracts. So me, nor Moniece, or anyone can ruin the f*cking tour. We will be there. Moniece might not be there, but I'll be there," Apryl explained.
"By the way, I'm single, so if you sexy come to the tour, you feel me. And fellas, if you're into Apryl, let me know," Fizz concluded.
Now, Omarion is speaking out about Apryl's alleged relationship with his B2K brother.
O sat down with Raq Rant's Raquel Harper to address the rumors that his kids' mother is "dating" Fizz.
"She can do whatever she wants to do," Omarion responded. "She's a grown woman."
When Raquel asked him about Apryl coming on tour, he didn't seem too fond of the idea.
"I don't know about all of that," he said. When asked if she'll get backstage access, he repeated himself, "I don't know about all of that." Peep the clip above.
Sounds like O doesn't care what Apryl and Fizz do as long as they don't bring their "situationship" on the tour.
Kicking her music career into gear (because this is the perfect time to do so), Apryl dropped the visuals to her new track, "Shoulda Known Betta." And its seemingly a diss track aimed at her ex and Moniece. Check it out below:
In true Moniece fashion, the reality star hopped on Twitter to throw passive aggressive shade. Peep the tweets:
Track is fire. She sounds dope. I actually like the song. I’m flattered. Thank you. spent time thinking about me enough to spend $ On studio time to spend more time writing a song about me to spend more money & time shooting & editing a video for a song about me.
— Moniece Slaughter (@KalisWorld) January 7, 2019
I’m glad I was able to help you make some money but I still don’t respect you. Your name. Your get down or “yo bro.”
— Moniece Slaughter (@KalisWorld) January 7, 2019
Oh, and about the tour...
Omarion shot off a series of tweets following LIFETIME's "Surviving R. Kelly" docu-series to reveal he's retiring every track R. Kelly has written for B2K after the tour.
Peep his tweets below:
As an artist & a champion of the arts, I am moved to share my position on #SurvivingRKelly which I haven’t seen but felt compelled to voice my position on this very serious issue since #rkelly has written songs for #B2K.
— OMARION (@Omarion) January 7, 2019
It’s important first to ACKNOWLEDGE that this has been an ugly truth in our industry for years and as opposed to dismissing it’s existence | its time to discuss it. EVERYONE has to be RESPONSIBLE. Many have bared witness to the unthinkable and yet have remained silent.
— OMARION (@Omarion) January 7, 2019
Those responsible must be held accountable. #rkelly was both a victim & a predator & accordingly must be held accountable but also get professional help. His artistic genius inspired us all. His music is being muted by the darkness of his actions. The dark always comes to light.
— OMARION (@Omarion) January 7, 2019
I pray that everyone effected by this tragedy gets the help & support they need to live a better life. When you know better , you do better.
— OMARION (@Omarion) January 7, 2019
Also, B2K dropped a new promo video for The Millennium Tour:
Did you cop your tix yet?
Diddy is soaking in some sun in the Bahamas with his sons, a few friends...and allegedly the same chick he was secretly seeing while he and Cassie were still a thing. Get it all inside...
Since the death of his kids' mother Kim Porter, Diddy has been struggling to find peace in his life. As he continues to figure out his new life as Dad-In-Chief, the Hip Hop mogul decided to hop on a plane and jet to the Bahamas for some R&R.
The Bad Boy honcho is living it up on Paradise Island, an island in the Bahamas, with his sons Justin and Christian Combs, Christian's girlfriend Breah Hicks, his homie DRoc and his wife.
But there's someone else in the mix as well...
It appears the bussinessman brought some female company along. He's parlaying with his (side?) chick named Kat Pasion. Rumor has it, she is one of the women whom Diddy used to mess around with. It's said Kat used to cool with both Diddy and Kim up until a year ago when Kim allegedly found out that he was sleeping with Kat. All of this while still in a relationship with his now ex-girlfriend Cassie.
While Diddy has been pouring out his heart over his late "soulmate" Kim Porter, folks are whispering that he's has also allegedly been spending time with a few females he has had "situationships" with, including 26-year-old model Jocelyn Chew.
Kat has def been down for the team. Here's a picture of her rocking a "Puff Daddy & The Family" t-shirt a few months ago:
The timing is interesting being that Diddy was JUST trying to win Cassie back, posting pictures of her on Instagram professing his love for her. Cassie wasn't here for it, and quickly put up a kissy flick with her new beau/trainer Alex Fine. Get the deets on him HERE.
What's more is that, folks in Diddy's camp spilled tea about how "betrayed" Diddy feels after finding out that Cassie is dating the trainer he hired to get her into shape last year. The Hip Hop exec believes Cassie was hooking up with Alex before they officially split. However, sources close to Cassie claim that is NOT the case. They claim she started dating Alex AFTER she broke up with Diddy.
The nerve of Diddy's "camp" trying to make Cassie look as if SHE's the bad guy when the Ciroc honcho has been doing what he does throughout their decade long relationship. Even if he felt that way, his "camp" could have kept that information to themselves. It really doesn't matter at this point and it's quite obvious the "report" came out to paint Cassie in a bad light.
Everyone's single now, though. So carry on...
Meanwhile, Kim & Diddy's twins - D'Lila and Jessie Combs - stopped by Disneyland in Anaheim, California with their grandparents for some fun. Oh, and get this. It's alleged the woman in the middle is IG model Nicole "Nikee" Olivera, who just so happens to be one of Diddy's former side chicks from a few years ago. Allegedly. Chile...
Word on the curb is that she used to be a live-in nanny for the kids. None of this surprises us though.
Walking through Target...FLAWLESS! See Beyonce's quick Target run in LA on her daughter Blue Ivy's birthday. Plus, pics and videos from her mom Tina Lawson's surprise birthday bash inside...
Beyonce sure loves some Target! We can't front, we do too. But imagine minding your business shopping at your nearest Target when....BEYONCE casually strolls in. Bih! We would DIE...like the person who snapped this photo. The angle appears they took it from off the ground. Ha!
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) January 7, 2019
The spotting came on the same day as her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy's birthday. She turned 7!
Happy 7th birthday to princess Blue Ivy Carter. pic.twitter.com/iHJu59rxJH
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) January 7, 2019
Happy Birthday Blue!
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend's wife, cracked jokes on Twitter:
Beyonce you are so silly, I can just send you my new knives!! https://t.co/J5KDaHtOSc
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 7, 2019
The last time Bey was spotted in Target, she was Christmas shopping run with Blue Ivy.
Before Bey just randomly popped up at a LA Target....
Bey was enjoying time with her family and friends to celebrate her mom Tina Lawson's 65th birthday!
Tina's husband Richard Lawson was able to keep the secret long enough to surprise her with a birthday soiree filled with her family and friends. Bey even hopped on the mic to lead in singing "Happy Birthday" to her mom with her husband Jay Z standing behind her.
Watch the birthday festivities below:
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Thank you to my hubby @mrrichardlawson for throwing me an amazing surprise birthday party this weekend. Almost all of my close family and friends were in the room - for those of you who couldn't make it, you were there with me in spirit. A special thanks to those who helped make it happen: Furniture: @millapartyrentals Drapery and decor: @ocotlanpartyrentals Balloons: @ocballoonbar Florals: @irisesdesignsca Flooring: @creative_event_printing DJ: @dj.jeffbehavior Red Carpet Photos: @danwarnerphotography Photography and Videography: @adrianjphoto Cognac: @dussecognac Champagne: @armanddebrignac Liquor: #absolutlime Transportation: @lyft Cake: @hansencakesbakery Location / Food / Service: @thenewtownhousela Thanks for the Photobooth @eyphotobooth Planners: @mrrichardlawson | @melbafarq | @jo_turman | @fabkasi | @the_mrsmason Producers: @fabkasi and @the_mrsmason.
Happy Birthday Mama Tina!
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) January 7, 2019
Blue joined in with her granny for her "corny joke time." Peep the clip above.
Photos: @BeyLegion/Tina's IG
No, Kevin Hart will NOT be hosting this year's Academy Awards show after recently reconsidering. He says he's over it and he has no desire to become an ally to the LGBTQ community. Get the latest, plus find out why Chris Rock turned down the gig inside...
UPDATE: The Oscars will reportedly go host-less for the first time in almost 30 years.
Last week, Kevin Hart appeared on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" and said he would reconsider hosting this year's Oscars ceremony.
Well, it seems his change of "hart" has changed again. He will NOT be hosting the 91st Annual Academy Awards and he said so himself.
The Night School actor appeared on "Good Morning America" this morning to promote his new movie The Upside. He sat down with "GMA" co-host Michael Strahan to dish on the film and, of course, the big elephant in the room. Is there hope he'll host the Oscars this year?
"No," he responded. "I'm not hosting the Oscars this year. It's hard to predict what can happen [in the future]. I don't want people to think there is a thing between me and the Academy because there isn't."
Peep the clip below:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 9, 2019
At this point, the comedian is fed up and he's "over" the controversy.
"I said I'm done with it. It gets no more energy from me. That's why I said, for the last time I'm addressing this. There's no more conversation about it. I'm literally over that. I'm over the moment and I'm about today. If it's accepted, great. If it's not, that's nothing I can control."
Michael Strahan asked Kevin how has he evolved since he put out those tweets, but he skipped over answering.
Peep the clip below:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 9, 2019
On Monday night (Jan. 7th), Kevin spoke on his “Straight From the Hart” SiriusXM radio show where he apologized to the LGBTQ community for the jokes he made in the past. He then said he doesn't like how folks have been trying to FORCE him into becoming a LGBTQ activist.
“I don ‘t like the forcing,” Kevin said during the segment. “I don’t like, like Don Lemon goes on CNN, and he’s like, You can fix this, become an ally’. It’s not my dream.”
CNN's Don Lemon responded to Kevin's comments on "CNN Tonight" after revealing he had a one-on-one conversation with Kevin. They agreed that their conversation would remain confidential, but Don was able to share what they talked about in general.
Here's Don's response to Kevin's apology and LGBTQ ally comment below:
“You may not like the way he said it, [but] he did say, ‘I’m sorry, I apologize,'” he said. “He doesn’t want to be an ally of the LGBT community, that’s his right — whether I like it not not, whether you like it or not. There has been a lot of blowback, Kevin backed out from hosting the Oscars, and on some level you can understand for him that it feels like he is under attack. But I can tell you for me, as I relate to him, he’s not a victim.”
In Kevin's defense, while he said becoming a LGBTQ ally wasn't his lifetime dream, he did say he would ride with them for equality.
“If the fight from the LGBTQ community is equality, that’s the fight,” Hart said. “I’m riding with you guys. I understand you.”
See Don's monologue below:
Don said he asked Kevin multiple times to come on his show, but he declined.
Another comedian - who hosted the show twice in the past - turned it down. Chris Rock doesn't want NO parts of the Oscars.
“If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can’t do that anymore, so … heyyyy!” Rock said at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards dinner in Manhattan. “Steve Martin is here. You should host the Oscars. You’re the best. Steve Martin should host the Oscars! Because I’m not doing it, goddammit! You’re not getting me.”
So there's that.
Also, folks have been sounding off about Kevin's interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Basically, they weren't impressed. Check it:
I expected Ellen to actually ask Kevin Hart some sort of challenging question. Anything, really. But instead, it was just one long monologue from Kevin interspersed with Ellen’s approval. That interview made me miss the previous talk show hosts that asked tough questions.
— deray (@deray) January 4, 2019
I looked at those past statements and wrote about them, noting he didn’t offer an actual apology until this controversy of his own making started: https://t.co/OSbl9G6gTF. And it wouldn’t have been much to just repeat an apology since anti-LGBTQ violence has risen in 45 era. https://t.co/9Kw4X39tOb
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) January 4, 2019
As a Black queer someone who, when my body began to manifest aspects of my identity even I was unaware of was punched in the chest by Black men in my family and told to “man up,” Ellen can’t and doesn’t speak for me. #KevinHarthttps://t.co/biFbhtGTdm
— Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) January 4, 2019
you can't forgive these. there's no restraint in this.
they're not all from '10 years ago' and let's not pretend that even 15 years ago the use of that word was debatable.
— LONEWOLF (@_maxfawcett_) January 4, 2019
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 4, 2019
Ellen to Kevin Hart: “don’t let those people win, host the Oscars”.
“Those people” are your community, Ellen. The ones who stood behind you when people like Kevin thought you were less than enough to be on TV.
He’s not sorry. His lame interview/Insta posts proved that.
— Harry Cook (@HarryCook) January 4, 2019
Photos: Kevin's IG/Getty
Cyn Santana is offering up apologies for comments she made about black women and men in a podcast that has resurfaced. Find out what she said and peep her apology inside...
After the last episode of "Love & Hip Hop" aired, fans have been rallying behind Cyn Santana. The new mom poured her heart out to her man (now fiance) Joe Budden about dealing with postpartum depression. During their heart-to-heart, Joe was super insensitive, which led folks to take up for her on social media.
Well, someone did some digging and questioned why black women are coming to her defense when she made some shady comments about black women in the past.
I hope y’all don’t feel too bad for Cyn. She said that she likes black men because they treat her better than black women. How is this ‘better’ ? https://t.co/CAbWE3vkv8
— Miss Messy (@spiggeragenda) January 8, 2019
So what's this about? Well, Cyn appeared on Angela Yee's "Lip Service" podcast with "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Betty Idol back in 2016 where Cyn made a few questionable comments as they were talking about Diddy and Jennifer Lopez's previous relationship. The reality star said she preferred dating black men because "they cater to Spanish women":
"I just love black guys and Spanish girls together. Y'all can keep the Puerto Rican men, I'm good. I do black guys all day, sorry. I did the Spanish thing, doesn't work out for me, I'm good. I don't know. I think they're too emotional," she said.
"They, black guys, cater to us Spanish girls, especially. Like they - you know what, let me not even get into it. I didn't mean it like that. Black girls are going to take it personal, like 'UH! UH!' Anyway, I'm done with the Papis."
Check it at the 17-minute mark below:
Cyn's comments from the interview are being shared on social media and black women are reading her for filth:
Cyn Santana got on that podcast and said Black men cater to Spanish women because they don't have attitudes like Black women meanwhile she's on national tv begging her Black man for sex and sensitivity...girl I guess... pic.twitter.com/h6s3hq86bu
— The Harlem Shimmy (@Say_Yes_2theJes) January 9, 2019
Cyn Santana basically said that she dates black men because they treat Spanish women better than black women, black women have "attitudes". sis, your black man beats women into miscarriages and writes songs about it. your black man got you begging for dick on tv. LMAOOOOOO bye.
— Kyrie Irvings Secret Black Gf (@empyreall) January 9, 2019
Did Cyn Santana actually say Black men cater to Spanish women because they don't have attitudes like Black women. pic.twitter.com/gUq7b4jfYf
— keejä (@B_tcraft) January 9, 2019
Cyn it wasn’t out of context because you specifically said black men cater to Spanish women especially, after being asked why you like black men. Then said “let me stop before the black girls take it personal” . So you knew what you said was going to ruffle a few feathers
— (@Funsizedd_bre) January 9, 2019
Cyn Santana thinks she’s special because she got chosen by Joe Budden?! I see the bar is in the earth’s crust.
— Ms. O (@Fabulousity201) January 9, 2019
I suspected that Cyn Santana wasn’t that smart and now I have my confirmation.
— Lil Fat Fat. (@MiAmorAlia) January 9, 2019
With all of the backlash, Cyn decided to respond with a whole op-ed piece and apology. Peep her tweets below (read from the bottom up):
Regardless of how old this interview is (old is relative, she's been in the spotlight for just a few years) or whether the word "especially" would have actually changed any context of what she clearly meant at the time, it's a worthy conversation to have. It should be had without people judging, dismissing, or assuming women have anything to be "jealous" of.
Her soon-to-be husband, who is black, hasn't addressed this yet, but we wouldn't be surprised if he invited her as guest on his own podcast to clear the air. We also wouldn't be surprised if he completely doesn't address this at all, or if he does chime in with a co-sign on her original comments.
Basically, nothing shocks us about situations like these.
So, what do you make of Cyn's comments and apology? Tell us in the comments!
We're 100% here for THIS! The first Little movie trailer, starring Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Marsai Martin, just dropped. And its everything. Check it out and find out when the film will hit theaters inside....
Little secret, big problems.
Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Marsai Martin are about to give us the black girl comedy we knew we needed in an upcoming comedy titled, Little. It reminds us of a melanin filled BIG-inspired comedy with a twist.
Girls Trip starlet Regina Hall and "black-ish" cutie Marsai Martin (who came up with the idea for the film) both star as Jordan Sanders - Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self's penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation.
"Insecure" star/creator Issa Rae plays Jordan's long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line.
Will Packer (Girl's Trip, Ride Along, Night School, etc.) is producing the film via his Universal-based production company, Will Packer Productions, alongside his producing partner James Lopez and Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, "black-ish"). Tina Gordon (Drumline writer) will helm the film with a story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) and a screenplay by Oliver and Gordon. Executive producers include Preston Holmes (Night School), Regina Hall, Marsai Martin and Josh Martin.
Little will serve up themes of success, the power of sisterhood, and second chances.
Get your laugh on (and get into these #hairgoals) below:
Speaking of Issa, last night...
The CoverGirl brand ambassador got dolled up to host a meet and greet during the opening of a new CoverGirl flagship store in Times Square. The two-time Golden Globe nomiee looked fresh and fab as she snapped flicks with fans during the promotional event.
By the way, our fave turns 34 this Saturday. Woot! If she throws a party, y'all already know it's going to be LITTY and black AF.
It's the age old tale of "I don't know if I'm ready for the serious ish" vs. "I need a commitment!". We've got an exclusive sneak peek at Lil Fizz and girlfriend Tiffany getting some relationship advice from Waka Flocka's wife Tammy Rivera on tomorrow night's "Marriage Bootcamp: Hip Hop Edition" premiere.
As five of Hip Hop’s fave reality-star couples & exes enter Boot Camp, we basically get the "Love & Hip Hop" edition of "Marriage Boot Camp."
On tomorrow night's episode, married Tammy Rivera offers up some relationship advice when the VIP club flips into Divorce Court!
In our exclusive sneak peek below, Tiffany wants commitment from Lil' Fizz, but he's got the typical f**kboi excuses why he's "just not ready." Yet, he seemingly doesn't want to end it either.
Everything can be on 100 about the relationship, but if you're not getting the commitment you say you need, none of that matters. We don't want to be the ones to tell her to move around, but move on sis. We're wondering if she already did. Fizz said in a recent IG Live video that he's single.
“Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” airing Thursday, January 10 at 10pm ET/PT.
Gabrielle Union and Tracee Ellis Ross rep black designers at the If Beale Street Could Talk screening in LA. Peep their looks, plus get the latest on Phylicia Rashad joining "This Is Us" and the "Game Of Thrones" spinoff inside....
Gabrielle Union and Tracee Ellis Ross are repping for black designers to kick off the new year!
New mom Gabrielle Union is getting back on the scene after welcoming her 2-month-old baby girl Kaavia James Wade into the world. The "Being Mary Jane" actress popped up at the If Beale Street Could Talk screening held at The London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills with a poetic fashion statement that ties in with the film.
The YBF baddie rocked a lewk from Pyer Moss' Collection 2 that featured an oversized painted top paired with a blue pleated skirt, designed by Kerby Jean-Raymond, the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner.
The ensemble features pieces from a collection Raymond created that explores the Jim Crow-era travel book titled, The Negro Motorist Green Book.
VOGUE breaks down the significance of the collection:
Union-Wade’s shirt depicts two children dressed in their Sunday best, and her choice to wear one of Jean-Raymond’s moving creations certainly aligned with the narrative and deeper meaning of the film. Both If Beale Street Could Talk and the Pyer Moss collection are about celebrating the joys of black life while also speaking out against cruel human injustice. In wearing Pyer Moss to see the film for the first time, Union-Wade seemed to not only be showing love for a young designer on the rise, but also supporting and amplifying Jean-Raymond, the Beale Street cast, Jenkins, and Baldwin’s powerful storytelling.
Gabby wasn't the only celeb rocking black designs at the event....
"black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross kept it comfortably cute in Gucci, styling in wide leg cropped Gucci trousers, a black Gucci t-shirt, green sandals, topped with a Dapper Dan x Gucci bomber jacket draped over her shoulders. You may recall, the Golden Globe winner purposely wore all black designers for all of her costumes changes when she hosted the 2018 American Music Awards.
By the way, she rocked a Pyer Moss suit on the red carpet.
The gorgeous Kiki Layne, who stars in Beale Street, was also Gucci'd down at the screening. We feelin' it?
"The Real" co-host Loni Love was also in mix, snapping it up with everyone in attendance:
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) January 9, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk is currently in theaters.
In TV news...
One of our fave TV moms is joining one of our fave TV shows.
It's Beth's (played by Susan Kelechi Watson) turn to have her backstory told on "This Is Us" and Phylicia Rashad has signed on to play Beth's mother, Carol.
— Susan Kelechi Watson (@skelechiwatson) January 8, 2019
It's reported the Tony Award winning actress will make her debut in the second hald of the NBC drama series' third season. We'll be watching to get all of the deets on Beth and to see Mama Rashad kill it like we know she will.
"This Is Us" returns on our televisions Tuesday, January 15th at 9pm EST on NBC.
The final season of HBO's mega-hit series "Game of Thrones" is approaching, but the cable network has a few spinoffs in the works to keep fans happy.
The first spinoff doesn't have a title just yet, but the cast is rounding out. And it's black AF.
Naomi Ackie, who will portray a "charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret," will lead the spinoff and she will be joined by Ivanno Jeremiah and Sheila Atim as regulars. Woot! The spinoff series will have a way more diverse cast, unlike its parent series.
Shadow & Act reports:
Josh Whitehouse, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Alex Sharp, Georgie Henley and Toby Regbo round out the main cast.
Since we don't know much about the series as a whole, no other character descriptions are known right now either.
Here's the logline for the potential series: "Only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend — it's not the story we think we know."
Get ready "Game Of Throne" fans!
Photos: Getty/MEGA/Gabby's IG
It'll be another week before Wendy fans get to see their fave. The talk show host has once again delayed her return from hiatus. And her fans are convinced something is up. Deets inside...
After going on Holiday hiatus mid December just before Christmas, Wendy, who suffered a shoulder hairline fracture some type of unannounced way, was supposed to return on January 7th.
Just before that date, she told fans she would be delaying her return for a week. It indeed seemed like a last minute decision as upcoming guests like Sheryl Lee Ralph said she had just learned of the postponing of her tapings just a day or two prior.
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Wendy Williams will be returning with all-new episodes of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, January 14, 2019. After fracturing her shoulder, Wendy is on the mend and wants to return pain-free and be 200%, delivering the best show that millions of viewers tune-in to watch.
Now, as her new premiere date of the 14th approaches, it's been announced she's pushing her return to her 10h season back again. But the show itself will be back -- with a "Hot Talkers" panel for the week in Wendy's absence.
In a statement to Variety late Wednesday, the "Wendy Show" syndication partners revealed:
“As she has for the past 10 years, Wendy delivers an incomparable live talk show day in and day out and we want to give her the best opportunity to heal and recover,” Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said. “Wendy has our complete and unwavering support and we look forward to her return to the iconic purple chair.”
Panelists for next week’s shows are expected to be revealed Monday.
It's interesting, a fracture to a shoulder doesn't typically take a person all the way out like this. So fans, and everybody else, can't help but wonder if all the talk about her husband Kevin Hunter's alleged mistress' alleged pregnancy is the real culprit taking her out the game for so long.
Wendy never really addressed the initial cheating rumors last year, only gave a smug flash of her wedding ring saying everything's all good. But news of Kevin selling off properties his alleged mistress was living in may be having her unable to function chile. Who knows. Her fans are all over her comment sections telling her it's time to spill her own tea.
We truly hope she does whatever's best for the longtime career she's built.
Get well soon, Wendy.
"Cosby Show" star Joseph C. Phillips just copped a victory in court and now receives spousal and child support from his ex-wife Nicole Phillips after she filed for divorce. Deets inside...
So, remember when we told you Nicole Phillips was requesting the judge to NOT grant her estranged husband/ "Cosby Show" alum Joseph C. Phillips spousal support? Well unfortunately for her, that request was denied.
According to The Blast, the conservative talking head will receive spousal and child support from his ex-wife, whom he was married to for 23 years.
Here's what he's set to receive:
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Phillips will get $833 per month in child support for the couple’s 17-year-old son. The support payments are retroactive to August 2018, so Joseph will get $4,165 for the last five months.
As far as spousal support goes, Phillips will get $2,258 for the months of November and December of 2018. He will then receive $1,659 per month, beginning this month.
Nicole Phillips was also ordered to pay Joseph $5,000 to help cover his legal fees.
And she had to help pay his legal fees? Chile...
It's unclear what occupation Nicole currently holds, but she clearly makes bank. Or just more bank than him.
As for Joseph, he booked a few gigs in 2018, including Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" and he guest starred on "How To Get Away With Murder" and "Alone Together."
We have to ask, what are your thoughts on women paying men spousal and child support, seeing that much of the "support" systems are in place to counteract gender inequalities in the salary space, employment and society.
Photos: Joseph's IG/Broadway World
Dame Dash is speaking out about R. Kelly and his association with the singer from back in the day. But, he's seemingly speaking more about his former business partner/friend Jay Z's connection with the Pied Piper. And he's also alluding to other things. More inside...
Nick Cannon is taking us to class!
Taped on the campus of Howard University, Nick Cannon (who is a student at the school) invited Dame Dash to pull up a seat at the table for an honest and real conversation about what's currently going down in our culture and his book "Culture Vulture."
The "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries is still being heavily talked about days after it's 3-part premiere last weekend. During their chat, they talked about what's more important when it comes to relationships and money. Dame brought up R. Kelly and made sure to disassociate himself from the troubled singer. Nick brought up Roc-A-Fella working with Kellz back in the day, specifically Jay Z locking down Kelly to be featured on his track "Guilty Until Proven Innocent."
"Everybody was looking the other way," Dame said.
"But ya'll worked -- not you, but within Roc-A-Fella," Nick said.
"Nah, don't put me in that. Don't put me in that. Ain't no Roc-A-Fella on that," Dame responded.
Dame feels like since he wasn't in the video, he didn't have anything to do with Kelly. Oh.
The Hip Hop mogul then revealed his late girlfriend Aaliyah (RIP) told him she didn't want to talk about her previous relationship with Kelly. At all. "She said to leave it alone," Dame shared. He also made claims that Hov used to like Aaliyah.
"I had to look the other way," Dame said. "For years. So publicly, that n*gga did a song with the n*gga that raped my girl that he liked as well," Dame said.
Peep the clip:
Folks have been dragging Dame for trashing Hov when he appeared in Kelly's "Fiesta" video in 2001, so Dame touched on that, but his excuse is lame AF. Yes, he was in the video, but since he didn't shoot any scenes with Kelly, that "proves" he wasn't "f*cking with dude." His logic, not ours. He said he was participating in a "silent protest" when he "decided not to film scenes with Kelly".
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Got to chop it with my brother @nickcannon at his building which is around the corner from mine @dds33_ Bottom line is if your work is good you don’t have to come outside..or promote and it doesn’t matter if people like you ...if your work is good...youll have a line around the corner like its the first of the month every day ... #bosstalk @nickcannon asked a lot of direct questions and I gave him direct answers cause that’s how bosses talk #staytuned @culturevultures_book available now #bosstalk don’t understand any other language sorry
Nah, bruh. This probably ain't it.
Dame and Nick also talked about Jay Z's former relationship with rapper Foxy Brown when she was (allegedly) underage. Check it:
Over the last few days, Nick has been teasing the interview. He just dropped the full hour-long conversation. Check it out below:
Photos: Dame's IG
Will Senator Kamala Harris join the 2020 presidential run? Sources are saying she is and her announcement is coming real soon! Get the deets, plus see how the AKAs had to gather a white reporter for her ignorance inside...
Kamala (pronounced KAH-ma-la) Harris - the first woman elected as California's attorney general - is possibly considering to join the 2020 presidential run. Last year, she told everyone she would make a decision by the holidays. A few days ago, she appeared on "The View" and said she was "not yet ready" to make her announcement.
Now, it's being reported Senator Harris - who is California's third female U.S. Senator - will be making an announcement about entering the 2020 presidential race real soon.
Sources told Bay area radio station KCBS that the 54-year-old political leader will make her announcement "on or around” Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
While on the promo trail for her new memoir "The Truths We Hold," the media has been questioning her about whether or not she's running for president. She kept her answer pretty vague, revealing that she hadn't made up her mind entirely and that she would make a decision soon.
While chatting with the ladies on "The View," Kamala (who explained you pronounce her name "comma-la") said she felt America is ready for the female president of color.
"Absolutely. And I'm not saying that about myself. I'm saying that about the capacity of the American public and we need to give the American public more credit. Give the people more credit. They are smarter than that," she said.
She explained how people are looking to find commonalities with their leaders because we're actually more alike than different.
Before it was recently reported that she WILL enter the 2020 presidential race, she told the ladies (at that time) she hadn't made up her mind just yet.
Sen. Harris also addressed the government shutdown over Trump's wall, and she showed love to fellow Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib. Peep the clips below:
Continuing her rounds...
Sen. Harris stopped by "Good Morning America" to talk about Trump's wall, which she dubbed his "vanity project":
We need to stay focused on the issues that matter — the 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or working without out pay right now because the president shut down the government over his vanity project. pic.twitter.com/aJVYo9FNMd
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 9, 2019
So, THIS happened.
Chelsea Janes, national reporter for the Washington Post, attended a book event of Kamala's where several of her Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. sorority sisters were in the mix. She was live tweeting from the event and when Kamala's sorors shouted out a few "Skee Wees," she failed at trying to describe what actually was going on. Chick said she didn't expect to hear "screeches" during the event.
It didn't take long for Twitter to gather her life and school her on Greekdom. More importantly, school her on an organization that is over 100 years old and consists of a quarter of a million people, and part of a larger NPHC organization made up for a few million people. We expect reporters to research on demand or simply be well rounded enough.
Tip for reporters covering Senator Kamala Harris: the sound you may hear from Sorors (sorority sisters belonging to the oldest African-American sorority) at her events is "Skee Wee", not a screech. You may also see a lot of pink and green. #themoreyouknowhttps://t.co/Tp1SgyBxDy
— Robbin Simmons (@RobbinSimmons7) January 10, 2019
Whew chile! Soror Kamala Harris is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,Inc. That “screech” is actually an ear-piercing skee wee! This is our sorority call. Delete this. https://t.co/277I2CYFuC
— Alexis Sykes (@Alexis__Sykes) January 10, 2019
I spent years and years as a freelancer who couldn’t get a full time writing gig but a white person who doesn’t do basic research about a presidential candidate gets a plum assignment with a front row to history and she ain’t even look at Kamala’s Wikipedia. That’s not okay.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) January 10, 2019
I'd never heard a skee wee so I looked it up on YouTube because I thought I could make the same mistake she did. But it's such a specific and purposeful sound, I can't imagine mistaking it for a screech even not knowing what it was.
— Jennie (@angrybooklady) January 10, 2019
Yep. Google is our friend. The racism isn’t necessarily in not knowing in the first place, but in assuming it’s something stupid and nonsensical instead of, “hmm... there’s something here that I obviously don’t understand; let me do some research.”
— Hazel Wheaton (@hlwheaton) January 10, 2019
Well, she quickly hopped back on Twitter to apologize for her ignorance:
This is precisely why diversity in newsrooms is IMPERATIVE. Hmph.
Photos: Instar/Kamala's IG