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YBF celebs and politicians hit the streets of LA to celebrate MLK Day. Meanwhile, y’all president chose to go golfing on the day of service. Peep the pics, plus the new “I Am MLK. Jr.” trailer inside…
Thousands of people came out to flood the streets of LA to celebrate at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade down MLK Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard.
This year’s theme was inspired by the motivational words made by our forever First Lady Michelle Obama, “When They Go Low, We Go High,” to honor the legacy of the civil rights activist.
“Underground” actress Jurnee Smollett, her brother/”Empire” star Jussie Smollett, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (who served as the parade's grand marshal) joined the crowds of people to march through the streets for the parade.
Jurnee even brought her baby boy Hunter Zion Bell to participate in the festivities.
Senator Harris recently made history alongside Sen. Cory Booker. They became the 2nd & 3rd African-Americans to ever serve on the Judiciary Committee in its 200+ year history. Woot!
Peep a few videos and flicks from the parade below:
Had such a great time honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy at the Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles today. Video via: Natalie Portman pic.twitter.com/tyazZISxa5
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 15, 2018
Full circle moment. In the upcoming WRINKLE IN TIME film, Meg lives in Central LA. We shot her school scenes at Crenshaw High. Today, the school band honored us with its banner and shirts in the MLK Day Parade. MLK was the subject of my last narrative feature. C’mon! Good stuff! pic.twitter.com/uHHxpE8tcH
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 15, 2018
Actress and member of (Delta Sigma Theta) Kym Whitley caught up with LA mayor Eric Garcetti during the parade.
While all living presidents participated in some act of service to celebrate MLK Day, y’alls current president decided he would enjoy a relaxing day to golf. His 100th+ day doing so....at his own property.
Despite telling Americans they should perform an act of community service to observe MLK, he did the complete opposite. Anyone shocked? We aren’t.
Trump made his way to the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in the morning and then he cruised on back to Mar-a-Lago in the afternoon.
Hypocrite. But at least he wasn't doing fake activism, we guess.
In other MLK news...
There's a new documentary on the life and legacy of America's legendary statesman, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the works, titled "I Am MLK Jr."
"I Am MLK Jr." will tell the story and celebrate the life of this American icon from an engaging contemporary perspective structured around seminal events of the Civil Rights Movement. The documentary will feature interviews with key figures, ranging from history-changing civil rights-era activists to contemporary writers, activists and historians along with influencers in sports, entertainment and media.
Peep the trailer above.
"I Am MLK Jr." will premiere on Monday, April 2nd (two days before the 50th anniversary of his assassination) from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on the Paramount Network.
Before Issa Rae's big night at the NAACP Image Awards, she had the blackest, dopest, pool party to celebrate her birthday. And she basically made a certain episode of "Insecure" happen in real life. Go inside the bomb bash....
"Insecure" creator and star Issa Rae turned 33 recently, so what better way than to celebrate with fellow dope black folks in Hollywood than a MAJORLY turned up pool party.
There's nothing like hella drinks, celebrity friends and a super lit DJ to set it off right. Issa had most of her cast members from "Insecure" there loose off the Goose - Amanda Seales, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji, Lil Rel Howry, Wade Allain Marcus and more. She posed it up with The DuBoises before they hopped in the pool. Yes, black folks actually got in the water (after getting talked about by Amanda and Lil Rel).
Yvonne, social comedian Quinta Bronson, Broderick Washington and more were all over IG letting us in on everything that was going down. And it was A LOT.
Then things got extra litty. OK Amanda! We see you....
Issa's co-stars and celeb friends - Hey Wale! - were def on one. We've got the video receipts (including Issa's birthday twerk session with her bestie and fellow birthday girl Devin - to prove it.
Oh, and if this Malibu mansion looks familiar, that's because it's the same house from the "Insecure" episode where Issa had a meltdown in the hot tub with her girls, then rushed home to make up with Lawrence....who had already moved ALL his ish out their apartment.
Robin Theade, the hilarious Natasha Rothwell (Kelli), fine ** Y'lan Noel (Daniel) and more came through too. Check the videos below:
The young H&M model who's been all in the news and his parents have moved from their homes for safety reasons. In other news, a group of black Delta & AKA judges have joined forces to help combat the pipeline to prison statistics. Everything inside…
The H&M monkey fiasco has forced the young boy, his mother and father out of their home sadly.
The young black boy, named Liam Mango, was thrusted in the midst of controversy for the hoodie he wore in H&M’s campaign that read, “coolest monkey in the jungle.” Folks were up in arms, firing off social media posts bashing the company and all. Celebrities even backed out of partnerships with the retail giant.
Following the backlash, Liam’s mom hopped on social media, urging folks to “get over it” because the ad "wasn’t racist."
Now, Liam and his parents feel unsafe in their home in Stockholm, Sweden so they have reportedly moved out over “security concerns.”
Liam’s mom spoke with the BBC and said the protests that went down in South Africa also played a role in why they decided to leave their home. However, it’s unclear if there were any incidents that went down in their own hometown.
It's probably a good idea they lay low for a while until things die down, especially with the mother being so vocal about how the shirt isn't racist and folks are just making a big deal out of nothing.
Also, after H&M issued an apology for the incident, they're also making changes in the company.
They have reportedly hired a diversity leader "to drive [their] work forward," following an internal review.
We're confused as to why they need a diversity leader to tell them the "coolest monkey in the jungle" phrase on a black boy may not be the best move. Sounds like they have bigger fish to fry internally if that's the case.
In good news...
Four black female judges, who are members of Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha, have joined forces to fight the prison problem that plague young African-Americans.
The “school to prison pipeline” statistics are quite disturbing as they prove black children are funneled out of public schools straight to the criminal justice system via petty crime arrests that eventually lead ti them becoming a ward of the system. Well, these ladies have created a program to help with the staggering numbers.
The ladies -- Judge Shequitta Kelly, Judge Amber Givens-Davis, Judge Stephanie Mitchell and Judge Lisa Green -- have created “Pipeline to Possibilities,” a program that focuses on changing the pipeline to prison in the local school system around Dallas. Through the program, youth are educated on various aspects of the justice system and taught life skills, redirecting them from engaging in criminal behavior.
Nice! For more information on their initiative click here.
Photos: Screenshot/Watch The Yard
Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil just added a few actors to star in their upcoming OWN show “Love Is _.” Meanwhile, they’re superhero series "Black Lightning’ was welcomed with suburb ratings. Everything inside…
Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil’s “Love Is _” romantic dramedy is shaping up.
The OWN series just added 5 new series regulars to help tell the story about a power couple who’s working to navigate Black Hollywood. The new series is inspired their own relationship, so we expect this one to be extra good. Not that their other projects aren’t exceptional. Y’all know what we mean.
Idara Victor, Tyrone Brown, Kadeem Hardison, Lana Young and Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing will join previously announced series leads Michele Weaver, who plays Nuri, and Will Catlett, who plays Yasir.
The husband and wife power duo will serve as executive producers with Mara as showrunner and she’s writing the pilot.. Akil Productions will produce in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. The passion project had originally been picked up by ABC, but since the script never made it to production, it was reworked for Oprah’s network.
Variety breaks down each new character’s role in the series:
Idara Victor has been cast in the role of Angela. A member of the same writing staff as Nuri, Angela doesn’t always agree with everything Nuri says, mainly because she is a disgruntled drama writer stuck in a comedy she doesn’t believe in. Victor has appeared on shows like “Law & Order,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Mad Men.” She was also a series regular on the TNT series “Rizzoli & Isles” and recurred on all four seasons of AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies.”
Tyrone Brown has been cast in the role of Sean. Sean possesses great taste and has a lot of opinions, but he lacks follow-through. He was the first one to spot Nuri as a catch and uses his best friend, Yasir, as a wingman to meet her. A year later, when he and Yasir cross paths with Nuri again, Sean is in a relationship and has a child with Camille, giving Yasir the opportunity to pursue Nuri. Brown has appeared on shows such as “Bull,” “Chicago PD,” and “The Affair.” he is repped by Innovative Artists and MKSD Talent Management.
Kadeem Hardison has been cast in the role of Norman. The executive producer of “Marvin,” Norman is a tough boss who is hard to impress and even harder to amuse. As the play-cousin to the star of the show, he’s under a lot of pressure, and he takes his frustrations out on his room of writers, pressing them all to dig a lot deeper into themselves before they’re all fired and replaced. Hardison has appeared on shows such as “Between Brothers,” “House M.D.,” “Abby,” “Just For Kicks,” “Girlfriends,” and “Everybody Hates Chris.”
Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing has been cast in the role of Ruby. Ruby is Yasir’s on-and-off girlfriend; they came to L.A. to chase their dreams, but hers are idling and Yasir’s never got any traction. Worn out, she’s acerbic and moody and fed up that Yasir still does not have a job. She winds up gently set aside when Yasir pairs off (for life) with Nuri. Sing is a Dutch actress and played lead roles on the big screen in the Dutch horror thriller “Sneekweek” and the comedy “Alles Voor Elkaar.”
Lana Young has been cast in the role of Nuri in the year 2027. Nuri is first seen in 2027, in her 50s, relaxed, happy, and comfortable in her life and her 32-year marriage to Yasir. She has appeared in the recurring roles of Mrs. Douglas in “The Vampire Diaries,” Dr. Jacinta Butler in OWN’s “Greenleaf,” and Gloria Ruiz in “The Inspectors.”
— Love Is ___ (@LoveIsOWN) January 17, 2018
"Love Is _" premieres this summer on OWN.
Speaking of new series and things...
— Black Lightning (@blacklightning) January 17, 2018
Mara and Salim’s new series “Black Lightning” is doing very well on the CW Network. And we'd expect nothing less from
The black family superhero series, created by from Greg Berlanti, Salim and Mara Brock Akil, made a splash on Tuesday nights as it raked in strong 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Woot!
It’s the network’s first series with a black lead actor and it ranks as the highest-rated premiere in two years. Kill it!
The show follows metahuman Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams) who stopped fighting crime for nearly a decade until he’s forced to suit up in order to protect his two daughters.
Be sure to catch all of the episodes on Tuesdays at 9/8c on the CW Network.
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Kevin Hart and Pharrell Williams will be headlining the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Also, the 2018 Grammy Awards will be turned all the way up with performances by Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, SZA, Bruno Mars and more. Deets inside…
The 2018 NBA All-Star Game will be bringing the laughs and some good music.
Before the big game, the Jumanji star and NBA All-Star regular will be opening with an entertaining introduction of the All-Star teams. Kev is quite busy booking gigs before he kicks off his worldwide IRRESPONSIBLE Tour, with dates being announced later this month.
Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D. will takeover the half time show where they'll before a medley of their chart-topping hits. Also, Fergie is scheduled to sing the national anthem prior to tip-off.
The NBA All-Star Game is set to go down on Sunday, February 18th at the Staples Center in LA, which will air live at 8pm EST on TNT.
Speaking of performances...
The 2018 Grammy AwardS just got a little less boring!
Kendrick Lamar was just added to the line up of performances for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards which will be held at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28th.
K-Dot, who has been nominated for a whopping 7 awards (one less than Jay Z), isn’t just performing, he’s opening the show. So that means you’ll need to have your snacks and drinks ready so you don’t miss it.
Nominee Cardi B, who has been nominated for 2 awards, and singer SZA, who nabbed a total 5 awards, will also be bringing their talents to the stage along with Bruno Mars, who’s in the running for 6 awards. “Atlanta” star Donald Glover will be tapping into his rap alter ego Childish Gambino, who’s up for 5 awards, for a performance. And singer/first time nominee Khalid will also be performing.
Be sure to stay locked on TheYBF.com for ALL COVERAGE during the 2018 Grammy Awards when it airs live Sunday, January 28th on CBS from 7:30–11pm EST/4:30–8pm PST.
Can you dig it? We can! Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell have been tapped to star in the upcoming Superfly remake. In other big screen news, Pam Grier is currently working on her own biopic. Everything inside…
A remake of the classic 1972 hood classic Superfly is in the works and it’s starring two YBF actors who are currently killing it in Hollywood.
Trevor Jackson (“Grown-ish,” Burning Sands) and Jason Mitchell (“The Chi,” Straight Outta Compton) will be the lead stars in the upcoming Supferfly remake that will be helmed by famed music video director Director X.
Trevor will star as Youngblood Priest, a suave New York City drug dealer who wants to do one last drug deal before he gets out of the game. Jason will co-star as Eddie, Priest’s reluctant friend.
Lex Scott Davis (who played Toni Braxton in her LIFETIME biopic) will play Georgia, “Narcos” starlet Andrea Londo has been tapped to play Cynthia, “White Famous” star Jacob Ming-Trent will play Fat Freddy, and actor Omar Chapparo will star as Adalberto. It’s also reported rapper 21 Savage will join the Superfly remix in some capacity.
“When I went back and watched the original, I was struck by how relevant the themes are,” said Director X. “The pursuit of the American Dream is eternal – everyone’s always on the hustle, because you’ve got to be… and Superfly is about pulling off the ultimate hustle to get out of the game. Our goal is to make it modern – to make a movie where the style, the art direction, the camera movements are all part of what makes the movie Superfly. With this film, my goal is to honor the lineage of an iconic title that the community has loved for decades.”
He continued, “I want to honor it in a way that shows a new generation how black culture continues to be a catalyst for new trends in every area, from fashion to music. I’m also excited to be working with Future, both on the music and as a producer of the film – the original soundtrack is legendary, and that’s an inspiration for the artists that Future is working with to bring a singular modern musical vision to the film.”
Soundtracks are just as important as the movie in most cases, and the Superfly reboot has picked up a rapper who is hot in these music streets. Future has signed on to produce alongside Joel Silver. The screenplay will be written by Alex Tse.
Steven R. Shore, son of the original film’s producer Sig Shore, will serve as an executive producer alongside Matthew Hirsch, Hal Sadoff and Aaron Auch.
Are you here for it?
Speaking of movies...
Pam Grier, a screen icon of the 70s, is gearing up to put her live on the big screen.
The Foxy Brown actress has tapped comedian Jay Pharoah to play her ex-boyfriend Richard Pryor in her biopic, tentatively titled Pam.
Pam will shed light on various romantic relationships she had (detailed in her memoir) with comedic icon Richard Pryor, NBA legend Kareem Adbul-Jabbar and actor/comedian Freddie Prinze.
Grier met Pharoah when they were recording voices for the video game Infinity Wars. “I watched him and heard his voice and closed my eyes and said, ‘It’s Richard,’” she recalled. Said Pharoah, the former Saturday Night Live star who just toplined the Showtime series White Famous, “The story is heartbreaking, raw, honest and beautiful, all rolled into one testimony.”
Like many Hollywood starlets, Pam also was a victim of sexual assault during her rise to the top. And even before she made it to Hollywood, she was raped as a child and while she was attending college.
As she first revealed in her book, Grier was raped at age 6 by two older boys, and again in college. It nearly happened a third time – she didn’t include that assault in the book because her publisher felt it was too much, she said – when “I fought off a 300-pound retired football player, a family friend who was supposed to come out to mentor me. I suffered scratches, abrasions, everything, but I beat the shit out out him with furniture and walked away from it.”
There is a disturbing tale in her book about a time she was invited to Sammy Davis Jr’s house where, in front of his wife Altovise, the singer became so aggressive in his attempt to bed Grier that she had to enlist Liza Minnelli and her husband Jack Haley Jr to drive her away from the estate while she hid in the back seat. But surprisingly, most of the pain caused by men took place far from Hollywood, and the heightened awareness probably kept her away from meetings scheduled with moguls at hotels, where numerous actresses allegedly fell prey to the Weinsteins of the world and subsequently were pressured to remain quiet.
You can read the rest of her interview with Deadline where she talks about her strained relationships, helping Richard with his drug addiction and more here.
No word yet when Pam will hit theaters, but we’ll keep you posted.
Cardi B’s glow up just went up another level and she’s ready to make a splash in Hollywood. Get the deets on her new movie role, plus see flicks of 50 Cent on dad duty with his son Sire Jackson at the Den of Thieves premiere inside…
Cardi B's haters are about to be big mad!
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, pictured above heading to The Nice Guy in West Hollywood last night, is about to add actress to her growing resume as she has inked her first movie deal.
There aren’t too many details about the movie or what type of role she’ll play. However, TMZ reports she’ll be hitting the production set in March. Sources tell the site that the “Bariter Cardi” rapper ended up having to turn down a few gigs that would have paid her between $100,000-$200,000. We assume this means the movie role is paying big bucks.
Like we said, Cardi is killing it right now and she’s continuing to make music history.
Chick just surpassed Beyonce (yes, BEYONCE) as the first woman to have FIVE Top 10 singles simultaneously on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, according to Billboard. Her feature on Bruno Mars’ song "Finesse" helped her nab the honor. She’s the third act to achieve the big feat, following Drake and Kendrick Lamar.
In other Cardi B News...
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper stars in a new TIDAL mini-documentary titled, “I’m here Muthaf*cka,” where she reflects on her glow up year.
Throughout the documentary, Cardi B discusses her journey to success, collaborating with Jeremy Scott and how TIDAL inspires her:
“You know that TIDAL is everywhere. Just know that a colored person owns it…somebody that comes from Brooklyn, the streets. I’m from the streets. If he can do it, that means I can do it one day.”
If you're a TIDAL subscriber, you can check out the documentary here.
In movie premieres...
It’s nice seeing 50 Cent in another mode other than his usual petty mode.
The rapper/actor was in full daddy mode at the LA premiere of his new film Den of Thieves held at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 last night.
Donning matching suits, little Sire Jackson held on tight as he gave his dad a kiss on the red carpet.
Yes, we know he has his issues with his eldest son Maquise Jackson, but we would have loved to see him with BOTH of his sons.
Den of Thieves is a heist action thriller film, so we'll get to see a different side of O'Shea Jackson Jr. We'll anxious to see how he does.
As expected, O'Shea's parents, Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff, came out to support their son in his 2nd big role.
Loving the family unit vibes.
"New Edition Story" star Woody McClain came out to peep the action thriller.
As they made their way down the carpet, Fif and O'Shea snapped it up with the cast and producers.
Peep a few clips from the film below:
Den of Thieves hits theaters tomorrow.
Photos: Getty/Pacific Coast News/Cardi's IG/Backgrid
Amber Rose and K. Michelle are sizing down the boobs and the booty. Deets on their surgeries inside…
New Year, New Me.
Amber Rose is ready to say good-bye to her large bust and hello to wearing spaghetti strap tank tops.
On Tuesday night, the 34-year-old mom share a video with her plastic surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher before she went under the knife to have breast reduction surgery.
“I’m really excited about spaghetti straps,” Amber told her surgeon in the clip.
She said she hasn’t worn a spaghetti strap shirt since she was 10-years old due to her large breasts. Sheesh. But we feel you, girl.
Before the surgery, she also posted on her Instagram Stories how excited and nervous she was about the procedure.
Peep the clip below:
The Slut Walk creator contemplated going under the knife over the summer, asking fans for advicebecause she was nervous about scarring. She said she wanted to downsize because her breasts had been causing her back pain and, of course, she shared she wanted to wear cute tops without having to wear a big bra to hold her lady parts up.
We haven’t heard anything about how she’s doing post-surgery, but she’ll likely chime in soon. Good luck with recovery Amber!
Another celeb downsizing...
Bye, Bye Betsy!
Betsy is the name K. Michelle gave her booty when it was large and in charge. But, the two have since parted ways.
The R&B songstress went under the knife to have her butt implants taken out after revealing she was having complications due to her butt being so big on her small frame.
Before the procedure, she appeared on “The Real” detailing how her butt was causing her legs to hurt. She said she went to several doctors who wouldn’t even touch her behind.
K went under the knife on January 12th and she’s doing just fine. She gave her fans an update on her recovery recently, tweeting:
Hey Rebels, i’m doing well. My surgery went really well yesterday. I’m on bed rest for a while but its all good! I’ll be getting ready to hit the road for tour starting THIS February! You got your tickets?
— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) January 13, 2018
Hmm...we wonder if we'll see her butt reduction journey on television seeing that cameras were rolling.
She'll be back to the old Kimberly by February to kick off her upcoming tour.
Peep a clip of K right before surgery and a tribute to Betsy below:
Get well soon K!
Photos: Amber's IG/Dr. Fisher's IG/K's IG
Mo'Nique is pissed at Netflix's low-ball offer, and now she's calling for a boycott because of what she calls "gender bias" and "color bias." Decide if you co-sign what she's got to say inside...
On the heels of everybody getting called out for pay disparity in Hollywood and beyond, Netflix is on deck to catch some heat. That is, if you believe comedienne Mo'Nique has a valid case.
The Oscar winner took to her social media to blast the major streaming network about the unfair offer they approached her with for a comedy special.
Mo'Nique says Netflix met with her about filming a new special...for $500,000. She was taken aback because Amy Schumer - who plenty of folks don't think is all that funny - banked $11M out the gate for her special. She actually got a couple million more after re-negotiating based on what her male counterparts like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock were getting.
Dave and Chris copped $20 million each for their deals. Amy said she understands her resume and receipts aren't as string as Dave & Chris', so she wasn't necessarily asking for exactly what they received. But she felt she did deserve more than $11M.
Mo says she raised the disparity issue just as Amy had, reminding Netflix of her Oscar win and LONG resume of stand up comedy. She was allegedly told that her resumé doesn't matter. The company remarked that Amy had just sold out Madison Square Garden and had a hit movie (Trainwreck). Hence, her resumé.
Mo'Nique asked what is the difference between using Amy's resume as a reason to give her major mula, but not Mo'Nique's.
Sure, there's definitely a disparity here. But let's keep it 100. This industry is in the no-risk business. It values popularity far more than legitimate talent. That value gets the benefit-of-the-doubt treatment - when it comes to how risky a person actually is - far more if you're a male or a white woman.
Netflix likely feels they just "know", or assume, Amy, Dave and Chris would bring in the necessary money to off-set their offer. Unfortunately, they only feel comfortable with giving Mo $500K because that's all they "know" she'll bring in.
Did Mo'Nique play herself by not playing the industry game, continuing to do shows and staying relevant with the masses (much like Dave did after he walked away from a major Comedy Central offer)? Or is she totally right?
Diddy talks about wanting more kids with Cassie, a 4-hour engagement he was able to get out of and he responds to 50 Cent’s shade in a new interview. Get the highlights, plus find out what Lamar Odom said about his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian that pissed off her family inside…
Diddy wants more kids? He sure does and he wants his girlfriend Cassie to have them.
In a new interview with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club,” the Hip Hop mogul, who (jokingly) likes to be called ‘Love’ now, opened up about wanting more kids. The 48-year-old is already a dad to six kids, but he would like to add a few more to his “tribe.”
“Without a doubt, I love children,” he said. “I could go to eight without a problem. Can’t stop, won’t stop. Whatever is supposed to happen in the future is going to happen, but that’s something that I want.”
That means his longtime girlfriend Cassie, 31, will need to push out two kids to satisfy his desire. Wouldn't be a shock if she went that route in a few years, TBH.
“I would only have it with my girl, of course,” he confirmed.
However, he’s not ready to be a granddad. He said he talked to his son Christian Combs and his girlfriend about how to prevent that from happening. Ha!
During his last interview with “The Breakfast Club,” the Sean Jean honcho mentioned his relationship with Cassie was a 70/30 type situation. He definitely received backlash from women. Cassie clearly wasn’t having that ish either.
“I tried it, the 70/30. I’m on the 90/10 now. That was a bad day. Something that shouldn’t have come out my mouth.”
Speaking of relationships, he revealed he was engaged before…for only 4 hours! He said one of his ex-girlfriends proposed to him while they were in Vegas. She had a ring and everything and he said yes. (Where they do that at?!)
So, how did he get out of it? The next day, he just acted as if it never happened. Eventually she brought it up again and he told her they should just wait awhile.
Diddy isn’t spilling the tea on who it was though.
“I can’t tell y’all which girlfriend but it definitely happened. I’m talking about in the past. This didn’t happen right now, you just assumed it was Cassie.”
Hmm…who do y’all think it is? We have our guess.........
Being a father of six, having three mothers of his children (Misa Hylton, Kimberly Porter and Sarah Chapman) and a serious girlfriend, it was rocky in the beginning. These days, everyone gets along great. He said he got everyone together for a meeting to hash out all of their issues and didn’t happen until this year. That would explain why everybody's been vacaying together lately.
“You have to take care of everybody. If everybody is happy and you taking care of them and you respecting them, you can have a meeting like I had. I had a ‘Can we all just get along?’ meeting. It’d be better for all of us.”
"That probably just happened this year, with everybody, with the whole squad. “You have to start to treat your family like a tribe if you have other mothers of your children. The separatism starts to wear on the family as a whole. We all in it together. So, we might as well figure out how to co-exist, and they get along lovely."
“Everything is good. They’re good people and Cassie is a great woman.”
So that’s how he makes it work.
Switching gears, Diddy also addressed those homophobic comments 50 Cent made about him when he last stopped by the show. Diddy admitted he offered to take 50 shopping because he felt he needed some clothes. He said he’s a nice guy and has no beef with Fif. He just wanted to take him to get some new clothes (low key shade).
“I don’t have no beef with Fif. He loves me. Y’all can’t see it? You know he loves me. I would never say nothing negative about him. That’s just not like me.”
Peep his full interview below where he revealed how he and Drake became cool again after their altercation, whether he paid Joe Budden $5 million to join Revolt and more.
In another interview...
Lamar Odom made some (valid) comments about his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian and has pissed off the Kardashian Klan. Again.
In a sneak peek of his appearance on BET’s “Mancave,” Lamar addressed his ex-wife’s dating life after they called it quits.
“I still got my shawty’s name still on me — I mean, her initials still on me,” he said about his tattoo of Khloé’s initials. “For no reason.”
“I understand when it’s over, it’s over. When she was with her second or third NBA ball player, I could see that.”
The m-f'ing SHADE.
Since breaking up with Lamar and before the divorce was finalized, the reality star, who’s currently pregnant with her first child, has been romantically linked to NBA baller James Harden, former NBA star Rick Fox (they just went on a date), MLB player Matt Kemp and her current boyfriend/NBA player Tristan Thompson. Not to mention, she was also in a relationship with rapper French Montana.
Well, Khloe’s sister Kim Kardashian West, who welcomed herthird child recently, had time and clapped back at Lamar for making it seem like Khloe had a ho-fax:
Damn. That was harsh considering he almost died from a drug overdose in a brothel.
But chick told no lies....
Photos: Diddy's IG/Getty
Their beef is officially reignited. Ja Rule just put his foot on the gas, and 50 Cent's neck, with the lashing he's currently handing out. Deets inside...
It all started with this Tweet a couple hours ago:
Fun hip hop FACT: @50cent is PUSSY...
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 19, 2018
Well, to be fair, it actually all started (again) when 50 Cent appeared on Big Boy's Neighborhood this week during a Den of Thieves press appearance.
When asked what he would do if he ran into Ja Rule, the G-Unit rapper
mumbled said,"I'd put him to bed."
And, in 2018, after a decade-and-a-half beef, Ja wasted no time clapping back.
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 19, 2018
Not sure why alluding to gay sex is how Ja chooses to throw shade though. We have a feeling the LGBTQ community won't be laughing.
Then there's this:
And to all you journalist, bloggers, radio personalities DONT BE SCARED TO ASK @50cent why did he get an order of protection or did I whoop him out at the studio or did he talk to the feds... #bitchassnigga
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 19, 2018
So 50...what say you?
We should point out how it's quite genius of Ja Rule to pull the same publicity stunt 50 always pulls when he has a new project - talking ish. Ja and Irv Gotti are working on The Murder Inc. TV Series, which Ja conveniently hashtagged in most of his Tweets.
Black Twitter's reaction to the trending topic...hilarity.
The new kids get to see Ja Rule and 50 beef in 2018. The lord has blessed y’all
— Sonny (@SonnyDigital) January 19, 2018
“The Ja Rule and 50 Cent beef back!”
Black Twitter: pic.twitter.com/vSFMrSPF1K
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) January 19, 2018
The Ja Rule and 50 Cent are beefing starter pack. pic.twitter.com/h6H80RbYiv
— Nice Kicks (@nicekicks) January 19, 2018
*50 Cent Destroys Ja Rule’s Career*
15 years later: https://t.co/iWyVX9MnPk
— IGZ (@igzrap) January 19, 2018
Twitter funny AF you got 22-23 year olds tweeting about the Ja Rule 50 cent beef like those were good times .. nigga You was 5 when all this was going on
— Wyatt Purp (@whatnthehill) January 19, 2018
"Ja Rule, how long have you been beefing with 50 Cent?"
— Roxxy Haze (@iamroxxyhaze) January 19, 2018
When Ja Rule catch his wife and kids watching Power pic.twitter.com/JRUuAti7Kh
— EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby) January 19, 2018
Lmao Ja Rule woke up this morning like pic.twitter.com/i6dH0Read7
— Witness The Litness (@JEFF2FUNNY) January 19, 2018
Ja Rule when he goes to the bodega and his change is 50 cents pic.twitter.com/v5tJqwp7BD
— YoungAndDecent (@YoungAndDecent) January 19, 2018
— IGZ (@igzrap) January 19, 2018
Ja Rule after firing off those tweets & thinking he's now won this beef pic.twitter.com/VCIgScbMfx
— rosechocglam (@rosechocglam) January 19, 2018
50 Cent and Ja Rule beef in 2018 pic.twitter.com/DAzGPw88qM
— Meer (@NYCMeer) January 19, 2018
How Ja Rule get the Twitter app on his Motorola 2 Way pager?
— Alvin aqua Blanco (@Aqua174) January 19, 2018
Y'all really ain't ish for this.
Photos: Ja's IG/Getty
Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris will be bringing melanin family vibes to a brand new talk show. Also, Gabrielle Union is about to fight crime on the upcoming “Bad Boys” TV spinoff. Deets inside…
Well this is quite the interesting spin on a talk show.
Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris are teaming up for a brand new talk show. And it’s not going to be a traditional olne. The ladies will be streaming their show, “Red Table Talks,” on Facebook. Smart.
According to Deadline, the 46-year-old actress, her daughter and mother will tackle “social and timely issues” while sharing their point-of-views as an inter-generational family. Love this.
The Girls Trip star will be executive producing the show alongside Ellen Rakieten and Miguel Melendez.
The Facebook talk show seems to have stemmed from Jada’s 2012 powerful “Red Table Talks” short film that featured conversations about “love, life, family and fame.”
Peep a clip of that below:
No word yet when the show will premiere, but we'll keep you posted.
In TV news...
“Being Mary Jane” is going off the air, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing less of Gabrielle Union.
NBC just picked up a pilot that will feature the 45-year-old actress in an untitled Bad Boys spinoff TV series. Chick STAYS working, doesn't she?
The untitled project centers on the Special Agent Syd Burnett character played by Union in 2003’s Bad Boys II. Last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, she is making a cross-country move from Miami to Los Angeles.
In the untitled drama, written by The Blacklist writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, the free-spirited former DEA agent Burnett has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields in this action-packed, character-driven procedural.
We’re so here for Gabby being fearless and fierce on tv every week.
The project is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad, Primary Wave Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV. Gabby will also executive produce the series. Nice.
By the way, "Being Mary Jane" will end its run with a two-hour movie, which will serve as a series finale. It's expected to air some time this year.
Newborn Baby West's name was just revealed, and the internets are having a FIELD DAY. All the deets inside...
Just days after announcing her birth via surrogacy, Kanye & Kim KardashianWest have revealed her name. Introducing: Chicago West!
Well, that's new.
Chicago West. https://t.co/3MyLwcIzTh
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2018
North, Saint & Chi
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2018
Their oldest daughter North was named for the highest star in the universe and baby boy Saint was named for, well, it's self-explanatory.
It's unclear how The Wests decided on Chicago. We're not sure if they just watched Poetic Justice and got inspired (Thanks Joe Torry!), or if they want to redefine the stereotypical negativity attached to Kanye's native city these days with a super cute, super innocent little baby carrying the same name. We wouldn't be surprised if 'Ye wanted his baby to have the name of what he feels is the best city on earth.
What we can say is this may have been one of the blackest moves 'Ye has made in a while. So, salute.
And for those of you who've been under a rock and never heard anyone refer to Chicago as "The Chi" (and never heard of the new Showtime series of the same name), leave it to Khloe K. to explain the pronunciation:
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE her name hey Chi (shy) https://t.co/Ikd0ay3DsO
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) January 19, 2018
Naturally, the internets are on one:
"Who's ever going to hire somebody named Chicago?" You think an offspring of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West is filling out applications???
— DAMN. (@xCobbx) January 19, 2018
Chicago West isn't a community college?
— Travon Free (@Travon) January 19, 2018
Chicago West sounds like a hospital.
— king crissle (@crissles) January 19, 2018
chicago west sounds like a nbc show that's a ripoff of law & order svu that debuted in the fall of 2007 that came on from 9:30 pm est. that only lasted one season because of bad ratings that returned in 2009 only to be cancelled again the following year
— saint laurent mask (@nasmaraj) January 19, 2018
*white parent voice* I can't believe Kim and Kanye named their baby girl Chicago West, that's ridiculous! Oh no, it's almost 4:30, I need to pick up my kids Lakynn and Nayvie. pic.twitter.com/NfToiowbfh
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) January 19, 2018
Chicago West pic.twitter.com/uDp60t0Zyj
— MTV (@MTV) January 19, 2018
Kanye reading all the Chicago West tweets like... pic.twitter.com/N3zWXmLdNM
— WGCI (@WGCI) January 19, 2018
And there's this shade:
The naming of Chicago West comes two months after Kanye was here for the Kid Cudi show @AragonBallroom. Kim, on the other hand, canceled her last two scheduled visits to the city: https://t.co/jg2DR6jxna
— tracyswartz (@tracyswartz) January 19, 2018
Well, if folks can name their kids Savannah, Jackson, Paris, Dallas, India, Alaska, London and countires/contininets like Asia, China, Malaysia and America, so be it.
“Grown-ish” just got the greenlight early for season 2 and the cast was busy at work at the Freeform Summit when the announcement was made. Get the latest, plus see how Taraji P. Henson, Chrissy Teigen and more paid tribute to Michael Jackson inside…
“Grown-ish,” the super cool “black-ish” spinoff, will be back with another season after debuting just a few weeks ago (January 3rd).
It’s not even a total surprise that the show was given the greenlight for season 2 as it was the biggest comedy series debut for Freeform in the last 5 years. Not only that, the show had the best overall debut for the network in the last 2 years. AND it received the largest digital views (4.5 million) in Freeform history. And honestly, it's just GOOD. Woot!
So yes, we’ll be seeing more of pill-popping, boy-crazy, lesson-learning Zoey Johnson (played by Yara Shahidi) exploring what college life is all about.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sophomore season will be gifted with a total of 20 episodes, up from the 13 for the first-year run. Get those coins Yara!
By the way, she's supposed to be taking a gap year before she heads off to Harvard. But with the success of the show, we wonder if she'll take more time off before she starts college in real life.
Speaking of Yara, the 17-year-old, who celebrates a birthday next month, made her way to the inaugural Freeform Summit in Hollywood (pictured above and below). The conference featured panel discussions where topics like millennial dating and LGBTQ representation on screen were discussed.
Yara talked about how millennials are so multi-dimensional, stereotypes and the power of social media where people can tell their own stories.
"I was reading The Fire Next Time and the one thing that he says is, 'Do you want to be integrated into a burning house?,'" Yara asked. "And what this group represents is a group of people who are dedicated to setting out fire and building a new infrastructure. I'm just so excited for you guys' presence, for what we've done so far and what's to come."
Yara's co-star and on-screen crush Trevor Jackson came out for the event. That outfit is extra snug but he's still a whole snack.
"New Edition Story" star Keith Powers, who's currently dating singer/"STAR" actress Ryan Destiny, made his way to event as he stars as Jason in the network's "Famous In Love" series. We love that one too.
Hey ladies! Singing sisters and Yara's co-stars Chloe x Halle popped up at the event as they were tapped to hit the stage for a performance during the summit.
Gina Prince-Bythewood, who directed the pilot for Marvel's upcoming "Cloak & Dagger" series on Freeform. She will also helm a Spiderman spinoff film titled Silver & Black. Werk!
As expected, "black-ish" and 'Grown-ish" creator Kenya Barris sat on a panel.
Elaine Welteroth, who just parted ways with Teen VOGUE as the Editor-in-Chief, was also in the mix.
After the panels, Chloe x Halle provided the musical entertainment. Fun times.
At another event...
Bust a move Taraji!
Taraji P. Henson, whose new movie Proud Mary is in theaters, returned to “Lip Sync Battle” for a special celebration to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson to kick off its fourth season. The special broadcast, "Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration," aired live from Hollywood’s Dolby Theater.
The “Empire” star flexed her dance and lip syncing moves to MJ’s classic hit “Beat It,” trying her hardest to beat “Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox,"Pitch Perfect" star Hailee Steinfield and Gone Girl actor Neil Patrick Harris.
Hailee must had the moves because she took home the win after performing Michael Jackson's, "The Way You Make Me Feel."
Meanwhile, color commentator Chrissy Teigen didn't miss a beat as she danced it up with her pregnant belly.
And it was a total family affair! Her hubby/R&B singer John Legend and their daughter Luna Stephens also came out for the pop music fun.
On the carpet...
The soon-to-be mom again was all smiles while flossing her growing belly in a black sparkly gown before she caught up with the show's host LL Cool J for a laugh:
On SnapChat, she also gave fans a sneak peek as she got ready for the event. Yep, she's taped and cinched in for her life honey.
Taraji and Laverne also hit the carpet wearing all black, still standing in solidarity of the #TIMESUP movement.
Check out clips of Taraji and Laverne in action below:
Photos: Getty/Startraks/Chrissy's Snap
Tracee Ellis Ross is taking a stand to help bridge the gender pay disparity gap. Reportedly. Get the deets on the star possibly backing away from the show and more inside…
“black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is reportedly getting paid way more money than Tracee Ellis Ross. No surprise there. It’s a known fact men make more money than women in this country even when she’s more qualified. Hollywood or not.
With the #TIMESUP movement making waves, shedding light on sexual harassment and gender pay disparity, the 45-year-old actress is ringing her own alarm.
The former “Girlfriends” star has reportedly threatened to cut back her appearance on “black-ish” after learning she’s getting paid significantly less than her co-star Anthony Anderson.
However, it’s noted that Anthony also executive produces the show as well, which could account for the uneven salaries. But her threatening to cut back appearing in episodes makes us wonder how big is this gap? Should Anthony be paid more since he’s also serves as executive producer? Possibly. But, Tracee feels it shouldn’t be a large difference being that her role is just as important as his.
As of 2014, Anthony's salary was a reported $100K an episode while Tracee's was a reported $80K an episode. That's likey changed by now, and the disparity may be greater based on the recent discussion Tracee had. It’s unclear exactly how much either of the stars make at this time.
What’s more is that Tracee has won a Golden Globe for Best Actress In A Comedy Or Musical TV Series last year. She made history too, becoming the first black woman to do so in 35 years. She has also been nominated twice for an EMMY award.
As for her co-star, Anthony has been nominated for several Golden Globes and EMMYs, but has not nabbed a win when it comes to those major awards…yet.
Tracee reportedly said she may opt to appear in far less episodes if her pay doesn't increase. That will free up her time to appear on another show and get extra compensation from there.
With negotiations for the fifth season ongoing, sources say Ellis Ross feels that if she isn't brought up to Anderson's level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show. The tactic has split opinions within Time's Up, with some worried that it's more a retreat than a forward-looking solution (fitting in extra work isn't always feasible, and often an actress wouldn't earn as much guesting as she would as a network star). A network source says a new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross' roles aren't equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer. Still, until a few weeks ago, this type of candid conversation would never have taken place outside an actress' agency.
It will be interesting to see how it all ends up playing out. And we’ll know for sure once season 5 of “black-ish” rolls around.