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Jamie Foxx was doing a pre-All Star Celebrity game interview this weekend when he made it clear - Don't ask him about Katie Holmes! But bruh, we already know wassup. Catch his silent tantrum inside...
Jamie Foxx must not realize we've seen all the pics and videos of him and his bae Katie Holmes. Many of said pics were snapped thanks to him bringing her as his date to very public events like Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy dinner.
We guess, though, he wants to act like it's still some secret. Maybe he's scared of the Scientology folks, who once controlled Katie's life via her ex-husband (and Jamie's good friend) Tom Cruise? Maybe he's making a failed attempt at being "private"?
Who knows. What we do know is, he will walk off if you ask him about the former Dawson's Creek star during a live interview.
While chopping it up with "SportsCenter" host Michael Smith on Friday night during the All Star Celebrity game, Mike asked him whether he'd practiced with Katie. Then, ish ended. Abruptly.
It could be because we just saw them together a few weeks ago at Clive Davis' dinner. And they were spotted again headed to the gym on Valentine's Day.
They were also spotted holding hands together back in September:
It seems like Jamie wasn't all that mad. He was all smiles while posing it up at the Celeb game with his daughter and Kevin Hart's kiddies, as well as with Michael B. Jordan:
And once the game started, he was all smiles while joking around with Justin Bieber and Nick Cannon:
So, about Fergie's National Anthem performance during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. It was train wreck. Check out her performance inside, plus the hilarious celeb reactions...
Let’s just call a spade a spade.
Fergie didn’t do the National Anthem any justice to kick off the 2018 NBA All-Star game held at the Staples Center last night. In fact, she butchered it. That is, if you were expecting even a semi-traditional performance.
The former Black Eyed Peas singer tuned "The Four" singing competition judge tried to put her own spin on the song, but she failed. Miserably. Well, this according to the internets. And she got slow roasted for her slow, seductive verion of our Anthem.
It was different, sure. It was NO Whitney Houston rendition, though, by far.
We’re not the only ones who realized how cringey it was. At one point during her performance, the whole Staples Center seemingly burst into laughter. It's so baffling because Fergie has a set of pipes on her.
We just want to know if Diddy, who was there front and center, would let his fellow judge make it to the next round on "The 4" with this performance.
Check it (if you can stand it) below:
What's really good Fergie?
During her performance, the cameras were spanning the court and caught Golden States Warriors baller Draymond Green looking baffled, and then laughing at what he was hearing:
After the game, he tried to explain his reaction. Keyword: Tried.
Draymond wasn't the only one with a funny reaction:
Former NBA star Charles Barkley was NOT feeling Fergie's performance and he tried to react to it, but Shaq wouldn't let him bash her on national television. Peep the clip above.
Meanwhile back in the states... I leave for a couple of days and y’all lose your muthafucking mind!! Why did this happen? Not everyone supposed to do this y’all! You might as well should have ask me to sing. Wtf?!https://t.co/M7eIzgGBrk
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) February 19, 2018
"SNL" comedienne Leslie Jones is all the way in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics, but she's still in the loop with what's going on over here in the States.
And then the Internet takes the cake with the slander:
It wasn't all bad news. Eniko Hart, who was sitting courtside with hubby Kevin Hart, and Mariah Carey, who's caught her fair share of shade after a live tv performance, were here for it. Eniko tweeted in supported and MiMi said to ignore the haters.
After her performance, "The Four" host made it to her front row seat, snapping it up with DJ Khaled, Migos, Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Snoop's wife Shante Broadus and her dad:
Oh Fergs. Chick's post-divorce revenge body is on point though.
It was only a matter of time before Blac Chyna had a whole sex tape hit the internet streets. Quite frankly, we're shocked she didn't already have one. If you've been twiddling you thumbs waiting on an X-rated Chyna video, you can thank the sex tape gods. Or don't. You may be more disappointed than Chyna herself is concerning this current debacle.
Deets inside. [possibly NSFW]
We were just minding our own business basking in our Black Panther opening weekend emotional high when some foolywang material rudely interrupted out Twitter TL.
Stripper turned Video Vixen turned social media star turned Reality Star went and checked off the last box in the Instagram build-a-body handbook. She's got a sex tape.
The snippet that is roaming the internet streets thanks to an anonymous uploader shows the mom of two performing - what Twitter shadeologsts are calling lackluster - oral sex on a man.
For a woman who clearly lives by the life mantra that Sex Sells, and we're not even all that mad at that, you wouldn't know it by looking at this little snippet.
While we can hear the man giving her directions and pointers as the two do what they do, you can't see his face. You can clearly see it's Chyna, though.
We're more interested in knowing who the man is, and if he's one of the two thirstbuckets she dated after breaking up with ex-fiance Rob Kardashian.
We're not posting it directly here, but you can view it HERE.
Chyna's pissed, allegedly, and has called in the authorities. It wouldn't be the first time she and her legal team have had to strike back at leakers. Remember when Rob posted all the naked pics she sent to him? Yeah, well this takes it one step further.
Chyna apparently claims she has nothing to do with it, and her lawyer Walter Mosely says "it's a criminal matter."
We highly doubt this will hurt her reputation or her Instagram following of 14 million.
Still, here's what messy folks have to say about it all:
as a certified head doctor, i can assure that we will be revoking blac chyna’s license to practice in every state in the united states. this is a disgrace and i do not take it lightly pic.twitter.com/kggb6M8TtN
— quinn. (@sirsIaysalot) February 19, 2018
8 secs into the Blac Chyna video: pic.twitter.com/auGp8eoUbE
— Lil Intro Vert (@goonwithglasses) February 19, 2018
how do we go from Black Panther to Blac Chyna ? pic.twitter.com/YBSMJeeKQ0
— visit appropriateculture.tv (@JulianStephen) February 19, 2018
Blac Chyna’s sextape summed up pic.twitter.com/R8z4vOfrO3
— (@Phonez2x) February 19, 2018
Hey I wonder why Blac Chyna is trending.... pic.twitter.com/zDnpAV4uod
— Joey Bell (@JoeyBellTelecom) February 19, 2018
That blac chyna video pic.twitter.com/XqftvAhDmG
— Queen (@Tierra_x3) February 19, 2018
Tyga clearly didn't write "Make It Nasty" for Blac Chyna
— KJ (@KdotJohnson_) February 19, 2018
Blac Chyna is one of those “Here nigga, damn” head givers.
— S ooth The (@2CoolSoSmooth) February 19, 2018
Blac Chyna got at least 300 bodies. How the hell she still giving head like an amateur. I’m truly disgusted
— Quentin Tyrintino (@ElGorgeousGoon) February 19, 2018
I’d be looking at blac chyna in that video like pic.twitter.com/zX9nXbnkKp
— Chav-is (@AdolffHitta) February 19, 2018
this video of blac chyna on my timeline pic.twitter.com/Ca4xQFSuft
— who is she gonna choke?! (@cyberspacedork) February 19, 2018
that video of blac chyna has severely blemished my otherwise perfect black history month. I thought I was about see some inter-dimensional transformational thunder throat and shawty was nibblin on it like a republican squirrel. not a gag, guk, nor gargle to be found.
— Zachary Fox (@zackfox) February 19, 2018
Happy Black (Blac) History Month, y'all!
Photo: Chyna's IG
We’ve rounded up the top 8 moments you need to see from the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Go inside to see the cuteness that is Blue Ivy,Beyonce, LeBron James, Cardi B and more….
1. Yes, it’s all about the game at an NBA event, but when celeb kiddies make an appearance its hard not to keep your eyes off of them.
Blue Ivy was busy stealing the show courtside at the Staples Center during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game last night. The 6-year-old, seated between her mother Beyonce, grandmother Tina Lawson and Tina’s husband Richard Lawson, was having tons of fun tossing the ball back and forth with “Uncle” Diddy.
Then, the Houston Rockets mascot walked over and picked big sister Blue up to do the “twist” while Uncle Diddy snapped flicks. We were on the edge of our chairs hoping bodyguard Julius didn’t pop out of nowhere and bodyslam him.
And, of course, there's always time for selfies with mom:
Gotta love it.
2. Before the game kicked off, team captains LeBron James and Steph Curry addressed the crowd, announcing that they were playing to donate money to charity. The winning team’s charity will receive $350,000 and the losing team’s charity will still get a prize, totaling $150,000. 3. King James chose the After-School All-Stars Los Angeles, and Steph picked the Brotherhood Crusade.
This was the first year where two captains were chosen and they built their own squad verses how it was done in previous years where the Eastern Conference went up against the Western Conference.
Peep the clip above.
3. King James proves WHY he's the KING. In his 14th year in the NBA, he's still out here dunking like youngin'. Check out his reverse alley oop from his teammate Russell Westbrook below:
4. Yep, this is why he's KING.
Team LeBron defeated Team Steph, 148-145. It was a CLOSE game in the fourth quarter. However, Bron and his handpicked teammates took home the victory. And LeBron was awarded his THIRD All-Star Game MVP. He finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. Peep his full acceptance speech below:
Family affair! LeBron had his children Zhuri, Bronny and Bryce there to witness his greatness.
Then, this happened...
5. Cassie almost suffered a wardrobe malfunction as her dress slit showed off some major leg action. Her boyfriend Diddy kept it just as stylish in a custom jacket from 5001 Flavors Clothing Co.
Before the show kicked off...
6. Comedian/actor Kevin Hart was tapped to host the event and he meant he was going to have his shine. First, he served up an interesting show before the game, starring Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Ludacris, Adam Devine and Rob Riggle. Check it above.
7. Then, he spent 12 minutes (which felt like an eternity) introducing each player. And he made sure to have everyone laughing as he ROASTED every last one of them. Get your laugh on above.
8. And look who else was in the mix.
Cardi B was on her "Bartier Cardi" steez courtside during the game. Ha!
EVERYBODY was sitting courtside to see the 2018 All-Star Game go down in LA. Peep pics of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Chris Rock, Chris Tucker, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Anderson and tons more inside…
The Staples Center was dripping with celebrities as they all stepped out to sit courtside inside the Staples Center to watch Team Lebron and Team Steph battle it out on the court for the 2018 All-Star Game.
Seriously. There were tons of celebs there to peep the basketball action, including a few Wakanda men.
Black Panther hotties Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan enjoyed some downtime at the game last night, snapping it up with boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and “black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson respectively.
Comedian Tracy Morgan and "Wild 'N Out" host Nick Cannon were decked out in their jerseys for the game.
By the way, Tracy will be returning to television in his new comedy series "The Last O.G.," also starring Tiffany Haddish. It premieres April 3rd at 10:30pm EST on TBS.
Chance The Rapper and Dave Chappelle stopped for a photo-op. Chance's Chi-town homie Common was also in the mix.
Host Kevin Hart posted a hilarious caption to this picture of himself with his son Hendrix Hart, Ludacris and LeBron James. He wrote, "This picture looks like the bar on your cell phone that shows you how much reception you have" Ha!
And this happened:
Comedy LEGENDS Chris Rock, Chris Tucker, Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle created a moment on the sidelines.
Kev had the whole family front row.
And so did Beyoncé. Catch Blue Ivy cutting up with the Rockets mascot HERE.
Luda and wife Eudoxie posed it up and kept it cute.
Then Diddy stanned out over our fave, Issa Rae. Did you see her L.A. commercial with Tiffany Haddish and Rashida Jones during the game?!
Rap queens Latifah and Remy Ma kicked it at the game too after La helped Kevin Hart do the pre-game opener.
Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D. took center court for the halftime performance, bringing out Migos. Peep the performance below:
We've rounded up TONS of flicks of celebrities sitting courtside while soaking in the NBA festivities. Click through to see your faves below!
Black Panther stars made their way to the EE British Academy Film Awards where Daniel Kaluuya copped an award. See the actor pour his heart out to his mother and peep the red carpet flicks inside…
When a man loves his mom, it just warms the...heart!
British actor Daniel Kaluuya, who stars in Black Panther, had plenty to celebrate at the 2018 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Grosvenor House in London. The Get Out actor copped the Rising Star award for his incredible performance in critically acclaimed horror film. And he wouldn’t be where he is now if it wasn’t for his mother.
“Mum, you're the reason why I started, why I'm here, you're the reason I keep going. This is yours. Love peace lets get it,” he said.
He was up against Tessa Thompson, Florence Pugh, Josh O’Connor, and Timothée Chalamet. Actress Octavia Spencer, who’s in the running for another Academy Award for her role in The Shape of Water, and Margot Robbie presented Daniel with the award.
Peep his full speech below:
On the carpet...
Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o served up some fierce vibes in this Elie Saab couture gown. She’s a total red carpet slayer.
Actress Letitia Wright, who killed it in Black Panther, stepped out on the red carpet in an embellished Gucci gown. She’s like our new best friend in our head.
In a recent interview, she revealed British actress Naomie Harris and Oscar winner Viola Davis are her idols. She said seeing Keke Palmer in Akeelah and the Bee is what inspired her to get into acting.
Speaking of Naomie....
British beauty Naomie Harris killed this look. We would so rock this ensemble to an event.
The Collateral Beauty star snapped it up withAfua Hirsch, author an award-winning book which asks questions about race, identity and social justice in modern-day Britain.
Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer sparkled on the carpet in a custom Sachin & Babi gown. She's in the running for the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in The Shape of Water.
BAFTA nominee Tessa Thompson was joined on the carpet by Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan (UK), a leading black-feminist network organization with members in England, Wales and Scotland.
Presenters Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Orlando Bloom kept it cute on the carpet.
12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor and his girlfriend/model Frances Aaternir served up coupledom vibes on the carpet.
The Kenyan beauty was busy snapping flicks with everybody:
Photos: Getty/Startraks/Lupita's IG/Vernon's IG
It’s official! Toni Braxton and Birdman are engaged. And Toni confirmed it herself. See the announcement, plus see Birdman gush over open up about reuniting with Lil Wayne and explains where Nicki Minaj is inside…
So, Tamar Braxton was kinda right.
Toni Braxton IS in fact engaged to Birdman. You’ll recall, Tamar revealed they were already married, but that’s not true. However, Toni and Birdman ARE headed down the aisle.
In a new teaser for “Braxton Family Values,” the 50-year-old singer announced she and the 49-year-old Hip Hop mogul want to take their relationship to the next level
"I have an announcement to make," the Grammy Award winner said to her sisters. "I'm engaged!"
Then, she showed off that HUGE diamond ring that we saw her http://theybf.com/2018/01/24/toni-braxton-birdman-might-legit-be-married... ">rocking on THAT finger last month at her LIFETIME movie, Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story, premiere.
Peep the announcement below:
The love birds started dating in May 2016 and made their first public appearance together during the 2016 BET Awards a month later.
We'll have to tune in to "Braxton Family Values" when it returns in March to see if they'll show how Birdman asked for Toni's hand in marriage. Hmph.
The Cash Money honcho stopped by the “Wendy Williams Show” to promote his three-part movie about the rise of Cash Money titled, Before Anythang (no typo): The Story Behind The Cash Money Records Empire.
Of course, he was asked about his love life and he didn’t hesitate to stan out for his woman.
“That’s my girl, my friend, my family. That’s my love, my solider, my life. She’s my life. I love her to death.”
Wendy told Birdman, who preferred for the daytime TV host to call him Brian, when she first heard about their relationship, she was against it, basically because they’re from two different worlds.
“I’m a gangsta. Certified too. But, what that got to do with love?”
He revealed they’ve known each other for like 17-18 years and then things just happened.
When asked about Toni wearing that huge diamond engagement ring, he responded, “For life.” Sounds like he knows exactly what he wants!
Everyone knows the drama between Lil Wayne and Birdman/Cash Money. Weezy is suing Birdman for $51 million in hopes of ending his contract with the label. While they still haven’t patched things up, Birdman is hopeful they’ll reconcile.
“I will fix that [referring to his relationship with Wayne]. In a minute, it’ll all self explain itself. I didn’t come here to explain that. I just came here to be apart of your show. It’s nothing I can explain. But, in due time what I can tell you is, at some point in life you’re going to see me and Wayne working together again.”
So where is Nicki Minaj? We haven't seen her pop up at any events and her last Instagram post was December 30th.
“I can’t speak for Nicki. She has her own philosophy, but I do know she’s in the studio a lot and she’s working real hard.”
Well, there you have it. Sounds like Nicki is gearing up to reclaim her (or somebody's) throne. Y'all ready.
Photos: Getty/Startraks/Wendy's IG
Here’s a blast from the past. Former MTV veejay Ananada Lewis popped up during the All-Star weekend festivities. Find out what she was up to with Vivica A. Fox, Tatyana Ali and more inside…
If you grew up in the 90s, you remember this chick.
Ananda Lewis was the host of the socially conscious 90s series “Teen Summit,” where she brought several serious issues affecting teenagers to the forefront. Ugh, we need another show like this…RIGHT NOW.
The former MTV veejay popped up at an exclusive Health & Beauty House in Beverly Hills during the 2018 All Star Weekend, hosted by Image Elevators (formerly Coleman Entertainment Group). And chick is STILL looking good.
Ananda and the other guests indulged in complimentary manicures, massages, facials, dental services, and celeb-instructed workout classes at the pool, PLUS a house party!
Nothing like getting pampered and having some fun during some down time from the hustle and bustle of the week.
Making her rounds...
The FAB chick linked up with actress Vivica A. Fox, who was decked out in denim on denim.
During the festivities, Aunt Viv snapped it up with Chocolate City star and her longtime friend/publicist BJ Coleman.
Issa 90s reunion! "Cousin Peete" actor Rondell Sheridan caught up with his TV son Robert Ri'chard during the shindig.
"Fresh Prince" alum Tatyana Ali had fun on the carpet striking a pose.
Comedian/former MTV personality Bill Bellamy also showed up...rocking an interesting look. He has his wife Kristen Baker Bellamy on his arm for the beauty and wellness escape.
We haven't see "Saints and Sinners" star Keith Robinson much, but he popped up on the scene.
"Soul Food" alum Malinda Williams came ready to workout as she snapped it up alongside Herbalife Coach Azja Pryor.
Like we said, she came to workout and here are a few flicks from the session:
Photos: Instar/Image Elevators
The “Atlanta” gang got together for the Season 2 premiere of their hit FX series in LA. Peep their stylish (and interesting) looks inside…
Season 2 of the hit FX series “Atlanta” is FINALLY about to come back to our televisions and we are more than happy about it. No more waiting. It’ll be back in just a few weeks set to air March 1st. Mark your calendars.
Before the new season debuts, the “Atlanta” star aligned at The Theatre inside the Ace Hotel in LA for the west coast premiere. The new season has been dubbed, "Atlanta Robbin' Season" and it sounds like an indication of what fans can expect in the upcoming episodes.
The show’s star and creator Donald Glover made sure he was on the scene serving up 70s vibes. As you may know, production of Atlanta had to be put on hold while he worked on other projects, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Solo: A Star Wars Story. He’s currently doing voice over work to play Simba in the upcoming Lion King film too.
Oh, and he no longer goes by his rap moniker Childish Gambino.
Donald’s co-stars Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield certainly stepped out the box with their ensembles. And we’re not exactly sure why Lakeith was trying to be icognito with the face mask.
Star Zazie Beetz rocked a white gown on the blue carpet for the show's premiere. If you didn't know, she's gearing up to kick a** in the upcoming Deadpool sequel. Woot!
Singer Usher stepped out, repping the "A."
The outspoken Amanda Seales was all smiles on the carpet.
And famed director John Singleton came out to support.
After the premiere...
The "Atlanta" gang linked up for the premiere's afterparty, snapping it up with "Atlanta" producer Stefani Robinson (above) and "The Chi" creator Lena Waithe:
Peep the trailer below:
"Atlanta" returns on March 1st at 10pm EST on FX. You ready?
A woman claims Trey Songz smacked her in the face during All-Star weekend. Get those deets, plus the Dallas Mavericks’ response to the inappropriate behavior and domestic violence claims by two employees inside…
Trey Songz is being accused of being violent towards a woman again.
According to reports, a woman claims Mr. Steal Your Girl SMACKED her in the face while partying it up during NBA All-Star weekend.
Here’s what she says went down…
The woman claims she was having fun at a party in Hollywood Hills, mixing and mingling when Trigga got upset that she was talking to another man. Apparently, his anger got the best of him while they were arguing and he struck her in the face. She tells TMZ she immediately left the party and went to the hospital. Soon after, she went to the police to show them her minor injuries.
Now, the authorities are involved. The L.A. City Attorney will review the case and determine it Trey should be charged. Sheesh.
This isn’t his first accusation of violence made by a woman. In December 2017, a Philly woman sued the singer for $50,000 for allegedly attacking her outside of a strip club he made in appearance in May 2017.
She claims she tried to snap a picture of him in the parking lot and that’s when he smacked the phone out of her hand, which flew onto her face, breaking her glasses. Now, she wants him (and the venue) to pay up.
Well, this is a doozy.
The Dallas Mavericks are responding to allegations of inappropriate behavior and domestic violence arrests involving former team president Terdema Ussery and Mavs.com writer Earl Sneed, respectively.
Sports Illustrated released an investigative report that rang the alarm on the toxic workplace culture. Former team president Terdema Ussery was accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Meanwhile, Mavs.com writer Earl Sneed’s domestic violence arrests were also brought to the forefront.
Here’s a breakdown of the investigative report:
• Ussery became CEO of the Mavericks in 1997. One year later, in 1998, the organization conducted an investigation into reports of his inappropriate behavior. He kept his job, but a new human resources director was hired.
• Multiple women accused Ussery of harassing them, including unwelcome physical contact and requests for sex. The women spoke to SI and showed the magazine logs dating back years and detailing his behavior. Ussery denied these accusations.
• Ussery left the Mavericks in 2015 for a job at Under Armour. He resigned after two months amid an investigation into inappropriate behavior toward a female coworker.
• Earl K. Sneed began as a freelancer for the team's website, then was hired full-time as Mavs.com beat writer in 2010.
• Sneed was arrested and charged with assault during the 2010-11 season, allegedly breaking his girlfriend's wrist and leaving her with bruises. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in 2012 and kept his job.
• He later began dating a woman who also worked for the Mavericks. In 2014 he allegedly assaulted the woman, who reported the incident to HR. The woman decided to quit. Sneed kept his job.
• Sneed was fired Tuesday after the Mavs learned about Sports Illustrated's investigation.
Terdema Ussery responded to the allegations:
“I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me. During my career with the Mavericks, I have strived to conduct myself with character, integrity and empathy for others. During my nearly 20 year tenure with the Mavericks, I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that I engaged in inappropriate conduct. In fact, on multiple occasions I and other senior executives at the organization raised concerns—both in person and in emails—about other Mavericks employees who had engaged in highly inappropriate—and in some cases, threatening—sexual conduct. The organization refused to address these concerns, and I believe these misleading claims about me are part of an attempt to shift blame for the failure to remove employees who created an uncomfortable and hostile work environment within the Mavericks organization.
So, he wasn’t aware of any sexual harassment complaints, yet he was the subject of an internal investigation about sexual harassment in 1998? OK, Sir.
The Mavericks also issued a statement regarding the explosive report:
The Dallas Mavericks have received information about behavior in our workplace that appears to have violated the organization’s standards of conduct. It has been alleged that a former officer of the organization engaged in various acts of inappropriate conduct toward women over a period of years. This individual left the employment of the Mavericks nearly three years ago and the Mavericks have only learned of the scope of these complaints in the past days.
The Mavericks organization takes these allegations extremely seriously. Yesterday we notified the league office and immediately hired outside counsel to conduct a thorough and independent investigation.
In a separate matter, we have also learned that an employee misled the organization about a prior domestic violence incident. This employee was not candid about the situation and has been terminated.
There is no room for such conduct in the Mavericks’ workplace — or any workplace.
We are committed — to our employees, our team and our fans — to meet the goals of dignity, security and fairness that define the Dallas Mavericks.
Mike Bass, NBA Executive Vice President, Communications responded on behalf of the league to the SI report saying they'll be keeping a close eye on the investigation:
“The Dallas Mavericks have informed us of the allegations involving former team president Terdema Ussery and Mavs.com writer Earl Sneed. This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees. Such behavior is completely unacceptable and we will closely monitor the independent investigation into this matter."
Photos: Getty/D Magazine
R. Kelly just got the boot out of not one, but TWO of his homes in Georgia. Deets inside…
When you stop paying rent, you get the boot!
Apparently, R. Kelly (or someone on his team) decided to stop paying rent on two of his Georgia homes. Now, he has to get out.
According to court documents filed in Fulton County (on Feb. 13th), the Grammy winner was evicted from two homes he was renting in Johns Creek over unpaid rent. How much is he in the hole? A cool $31,000 is owed to SB Property Management Global in past due rent.
He reportedly paid $3,000/month for one home and $11,542/month for the other. The homes are literally miles from each other and have Duluth addresses.
The AJC reports:
According to the court documents, the homes Kelly has been evicted from are on Old Homestead Trail and Saint Devon Crossing.
These were the same homes that were “ransacked” in 2017 after a former associate of Kelly’s, Alfonso L. Walker, allegedly broke into them and sold many of the items inside. The 50-year-old Lawrenceville man was arrested in December and charged with theft and burglary.
The news site reached out to Edmond Green of SB Property Management Global and he said he couldn’t comment on the filings. They also reached out to Kelly’s camp where spokesperson Trevian Kutti said the singer had “no comment at this time” on the dispossessory affidavits filed against him.
The singer also had a third home in Johns Creek, which became the center of the sex cult allegations.
In July 2017, after BuzzFeed published an article claiming that Kelly “held women against their will in a cult” there, Tim and Jonjelyn Savage of Atlanta held a press conference outside the home. They said their daughter Joycelyn was “beat” by Kelly and “part of the R. Kelly cult.” Joycelyn later released a video through TMZ saying she was “in a happy place.”
On Aug. 7, 2017, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office received a file on Kelly from Johns Creek police. The DA — Paul Howard — said his office did not request the file and was not pursuing charges against Kelly, but his office would review the file.
Last week, Dexter Bond, a spokesman for the DA’s office said in an email that the Kelly file is still open and under review.
Welp. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what comes of this review.
This eviction debacle and the two women who founded the #MuteRKelly campaign (due to his proclivity for keeping young women who are allegedly brainwashed in his home), he might want to go find another closet to get trapped in.
Any guesses on why R. stopped payment on the houses? We have a few...
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are living it up in Mexico with spirits, sun and fun. Peep their coupledom shots inside…
Some quality time away from a busy schedule and kids is always needed when you’re a married couple.
Lovebirds Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz left the kiddies behind for a romantic getaway in Cabo San Lucas. The hot mom kept it cool in a red bathing suit with a Louis Vuitton scarf wrapped around her waist. Her hubby was color coordinating with a red polo style shirt and gray shorts.
The twosome was spotted hanging out on the deck of whatever luxury spot they’re spending their alone time. The superproducer was totally relaxed while puffing on a cigar and sipping on a drink. Then, he treated his wife with an intimate back rub before she hopped on the phone.
And, of course, they snapped a few selfies.
After some relaxation, the couple went to do some adventurous things...like whale watching on a canoe/kayak:
Swizz was clearly terrified while Alicia was ALL in.
In case you were wondering, they didn't get eaten up by any whales, and Swizz is SUPER happy about it:
Looks like they're having a ball. And we noticed, no Mashonda this time.
Photos: Splash/Backgrid/Swizz's IG
Jordan Peele is known to take things to the next level and this Hitchcock inspired photoshoot with Janelle Monae for W magazine certainly fits the bill. Get into the private investigator realness, then see Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Chadwick Boseman praise each other on social media inside…
Who says a black woman can’t kick a** as a private investigator? Don’t tell Jordan Peele she can’t because he’ll prove you wrong.
The award winning director is the force behind this Hitchcock inspired “Noir Town” photoshoot for W magazine, starring the gorgeous Janelle Monae. The WONDALAND honcho flexed her P.I. skills in a gray Michael Kors suit, paying homage to the Hitchcock movies as Jordan guided her through the shoot.
“I wanted to create a Hitchcock moment that doesn’t really exist in a Hitchcock film,” the 39-year-old writer and director of Get Out.
And he totally gets it. Not only did he want to feature a woman as the “hero” (not heroine), he specifically chose a female photographer, Collier Schorr, to shoot the project.
FUN FACT: Jordan Peele just celebrated his birthday yesterday.
“I didn’t want the Hitchcock heroine,” he explained. “I wanted the Hitchcock hero. That way, we can reclaim this movie that we never got to see. The fear of gender and race robs us of beautiful pieces of film. I’ve come to think of gender and race as related in a civil rights sense.”
“The scene: A private investigator is standing in a clock tower taking photographs of a parade. She is a woman, played by Janelle Monáe, and she is searching for clues to a murder. As the detective stares through the lens, she begins to realize that one of the bystanders on the ground looks exactly like her. Then she sees another identical face. And another. Suddenly, the sea of potential suspects are visions of herself. Are these women good? Are they evil? And why are these twinlike alter egos haunting her?”
Here’s what it was like with Jordan directing Janelle on the set:
In this scene, Peele said, the evil influencers were getting closer to Monáe’s character. The detective was being observed and stalked by her dark-side others. As Peele told his crew to play the lush Bernard Herrmann soundtrack from Vertigo to create atmosphere, Monáe clung to an ornate elevator door. Peele spoke softly to her, “You just fired your gun. You’d kill anyone for $10,000. And you have been shot. You are collapsing. Your feelings are overwhelming.” Peele paused as Monáe fell in slow motion. “So great,” he said in an almost whisper. “Putting Janelle in that character is all you need to create my new favorite movie.”
What an epic shoot.
Speaking of paying homage...
As Black Panther dominates the box office with record breaking numbers, star Lupita Nyong’o praised her co-star Chadwick Boseman as “our king,” leading the way in breaking down race barriers.
The YBF actress recreated Chadwick’s recent Rolling Stone cover with a caption gushing over the actor.
“Imitation is the best form of flattery: @chadwickboseman I admire your quiet, confident, regal nature. You brought the wealth of all your knowledge, wisdom and physicality to T'Challa,” she wrote.
“You led us into the land of Wakanda without ego, without pretense, without fear. We reap the benefits now squarely because of your courage, your fierce dedication, your intense passion, and your grueling workout regimen. And I will never get enough of the way you say the word "because." We celebrate BREAKING BOX OFFICE RECORDS with @blackpanther for many reasons, but chief among them is because we had you as our king. Enkosi Kumkani!! And congratulations on your @rollingstone cover. From someone who loves you.”
Chadwick went comment creeping and offered up a sweet response to her tribute. Read it below:
I joined the #BlackPantherChallenge and sponsored 600 schoolchildren to watch the film in Kisumu, Kenya with my mother's help. I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes that they can relate to on the big screen. No matter where you live, you can help make this happen for more children who can't afford to see the movie. Information for various GoFundMe campaigns is in my link in bio.
Lupita joined the #BlackPantherChallenge and sent 600 children in Kenya (where she was born) to see the film. Nice!
The Oscar winner just inked a new gig! She'll be starring in Trevor Noah's memoir Born A Crime. Woot!
Photos: Collier Schorr via W magazine/Lupita's IG
Snoop Dogg and Tami Roman are teaming up to bring the laughs in a new late night television show. Also, Tami tells TheYBF.com how she felt about Cardi B clapping back at her over her pregnancy joke. Get it all inside...
Get ready to whip out your bonnets and headscarves!
Snoop Dogg and Tami Roman, both known to hop on social media with their hair wrapped up in the finest bonnets and scarf your beauty supply store can offer, are teaming up for a new late night show. The is talking duo will bring their antics to a variety show loosely based on their social media personas for the tentatively titled show, “Get Into It…Forizzle,” hosted by the “Basketball Wives” star.
Tami has been bringing the laughs with her “Bonnet Chronicles” mini-web series where she basically says what we’re all thinking about topics that are trending. Meanwhile, Snoop isn’t a stranger to hop on Instagram rocking a scarf talking about whatever is on his mind at the time.
And yes, they are supposedly wearing their bonnets and headscarves on the show. Allegedly.
We hear the show will feature comedy sketches, celebrity interviews, hot topics and more.
“Snoop and I are teaming up to bring the funny and I am ecstatic!” the reality star told VIBE. “He is a legend who is blessing me with this opportunity to expand. His willingness to partner on this venture is humbling and we are about to make magic.”
The show will be executive produced by Snoop and his wife Shante Broadus, Tami, Jill Ramsey (Wendy Williams Productions and co-executive producers include Ernest Dukes (Keyshia Cole, All In) and Danika Berry (The Cromartie’s).
No word just yet on when it will hit our televisions, but we’ll keep you posted.
Speaking of Bonnet Chronicles…
In a recent installment of Tami’s social media commentary, she made a joke aboutCardi B looking pregnant and the Bronx rapper was NOT happy about it.
“I really like Cardi,” Tami said in a video. “But in the pictures, you look pregnant.”
“Now I know you just said you were getting fat,” she continued. “And that’s ok, too, but I’m just saying it looks pregnant. That pregnant lady belly, that’s what it looks like. About 2 or 3 months, I don’t know.”
Someone tipped Cardi off about her comments and she was PISSED. Here’s what she said:
“I don’t ever talk about other people! I be talking my sh*t but not about others especially if I don’t know you… Whyyyy is my name in your f*king mouth? Do I make you a check? Do I f*ck you? Am I eating your p*ssy? Am I helping you find a job? So why Cardi B be in your f*cking mouth?”
Also, there were rumors going around that Tami broke up with her boyfriend Reggie Youngblood, but she talked to us (in above video) about her Valentine's Day plans with her beau. So everything must be all good.
And they also responded on social media:
Find out everything she spilled, plus more about her "Basketball Wives: LA" return above!
The shocking divorces are coming with a vengeance in 2018. Tisha Campbell-Martin is done with her 22-year marriage to Duane Martin as she just filed for divorce. Deets inside...
Well, we can't say we saw this one coming. But when we think about it, the twosome haven't been spotted together in years. 49-year-old actress Tisha Campbell-Martin has filed for divorce from her 52-year-old "The New Edition Story" husband Duane Martin, with no details as to why. She does, though, say it was a painful decision.
In a statement to media, Tisha reveals:
“After 27 years of being together and two amazing children, it pains me to announce that I’ve filed for divorce. It’s an emotional time and I graciously ask for privacy for me, our children and the rest of our family.”
The couple shares two sons - Ezekiel, 8, and Xen, 16. - and also own XEN Lounge in Los Angeles.
The picture below, from a 2015 Samsung event, is the last time the couple were seen together in an official capacity.
Tisha & Duane - who was just cast in Gabrielle Union's upcoming "Bad Boys" spinoff tv series - were one of those staple long-time couples in black Hollywood, so the split will definitely come as a shocker to most.
It seems Tisha is focused on the future though with the possibility of a "Martin" reboot, the 90's cult classic sitcom she starred in along with real life bestie Tichina Arnold.
Welp, at least the besties can now be single divorcés out in these streets together.
Photos: Getty/Pacific Coast News