Category Archives: Celebrities

Serena Marries Alexis In New Orleans

(SL) -Beyonce and other Celebs as well as her family and daughter were on hand to watch the tennis champ marry Alexis. Looks like true love…wishing the best to them!

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Tyrese Endorses Keisha Lance Bottoms, Still Waiting On Non Existent $5 Million Dollar Check From Will Smith

(SL) -Tyrese has been going through a lot lately. He’s drinking a coke and thanking the beverage company for the product placement. Does he still have an endorsement with them? Smoking a cigar with a fur around his neck and waiting for a $5 million dollar gift from Will and Jada Smith that doesn’t exist.

ENTREPRENEUR AND 21-TIME GRAMMY WINNER SHAWN “JAY-Z” CARTER TO BE HONORED WITH THE GRAMMY SALUTE TO INDUSTRY ICONS AWARD AT THE 2018 PRE-GRAMMY GALA

(SL) – Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Sheraton New York Times Square, the evening preceding the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. As part of the celebration, entrepreneur and 21-time GRAMMY winner Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter will be recognized as the 2018 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons® honoree for his significant contributions to the music industry and his numerous philanthropic endeavors.

Sponsored by Delta, Hilton, JBL By Harman, and Mastercard, the invitation-only Pre-GRAMMY Gala has long been one of the music industry’s most prestigious events, having hosted the industry’s top leaders and welcomed the world’s most talented artists on its stage. For the past decade, the gala has also included a presentation to honor industry luminaries through the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Award. Past recipients include Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Irving Azoff, Martin Bandier, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Lucian Grainge, Debra L. Lee, Doug Morris, Mo Ostin, and Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

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“We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor JAY-Z with this year’s GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award. His contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary only begin to touch on the tremendous impact he’s made both in entertainment and beyond,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “JAY-Z also embodies the vibrant spirit of New York City and we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree as we return to Manhattan for this year’s GRAMMY Awards.”

“JAY-Z is a quintessential icon and I couldn’t be happier and more excited to share the evening with him,” said Clive Davis, co-host of the Pre-GRAMMY Gala. “What a night this will be!”

Since 1996, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and 21-time GRAMMY Award winner Shawn “JAY Z” Carter has been a dominant force in popular culture, with multiple businesses and accolades across the recording industry.

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Among his achievements, Carter has served as President of Def Jam Recordings, launched the successful Made In America festival, acquired luxury spirits brand Armand De Brignac, and maintains his role as majority owner in the 40/40 sports clubs. In 2013, Carter launched Roc Nation Sports, whose roster includes NBA Champion Kevin Durant and MLB All-Star Robinson Cano. Carter became co-owner in global streaming service, TIDAL, in 2015. In 2017, Carter became the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

Carter is active in giving back to the community, most notably through his philanthropic work through the Shawn Carter Foundation. The Foundation, founded in 2002, is dedicated to helping individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education, encouraging them to tap into their potential. Since the foundation launched, Shawn Carter Scholars are studying at more than 100 institutions of higher education throughout the nation.

Police Issue Warrant For Harvey Weinstein Accuser Rose McGowan

(SM) – Authorities in Virginia have issued a warrant for actress Rose McGowan. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says she left a piece of luggage behind at Dulles International Airport and it tested positive for narcotics.

The incident was reported after McGowan made an appearance at the Women’s March on Washington in January.

In recent weeks, McGowan has been among the most vocal critics of the Hollywood establishment, accusing producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.

McGowan took to twitter and wrote:

“Are they trying to silence me? There’s a warrant for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT.”

Justin Timberlake Will Headline Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show On NBC

(SL) – Global superstar JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE will headline the PEPSI SUPER BOWL LII HALFTIME SHOW on NBC at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, it was confirmed tonight.

A multi-talented actor and musician, Timberlake has won ten Grammys and numerous other awards. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he rapidly became a highly respected musician, winning two Grammys for his debut solo album, “Justified.” He’s been recognized for a range of performances, including Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Dance Recording and Best Music Video. Timberlake was most recently nominated for an Academy Award® for the song “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” from the film TROLLS for which he won his 10th Grammy.

Justin TimberlakeA gifted actor, Timberlake has appeared in diverse films including: ALPHA DOG, BLACK SNAKE MOAN, SHREK THE THIRD and THE SOCIAL NETWORK. He has also won four Emmys for his appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” Timberlake is a co-star of the upcoming film WONDER WHEEL, which opens later this year.

This will be Timberlake’s third time performing on the Super Bowl Halftime stage, giving him the distinction of having the most appearances by an individual entertainer. He previously performed at Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVII.

This announcement is just the beginning. Leading up to Super Bowl LII, fans may visit Pepsi.com for behind-the-scenes looks into Timberlake’s journey to the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, as well as other surprises along the way.

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Timberlake joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts including Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and more.

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The HBCU Power Awards Honor Jada Pinkett Smith During Spelman-Morehouse-Clark Atlanta Homecoming

(SL) – Several celebs including ‘Girls Trip’ producer Will Packer, actor Michael Jai White and TV and Radio host Gary ‘With The Tea’ Hayes were on hand to watch Jada Pinkette Smith be honored at the HBCU Power Awards.  The actress, singer-songwriter, director and philanthropist received the “Icon Award” at Morehouse College Friday night.
Smith began her acting career as the feisty “Lena” from the 80s sitcom “A Different World,” a show that brought HBCU life to tv screens across the country 30 years ago. Since then, Smith has curated a successful career in film and music while giving back to the community through the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation.
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Additionally, actor/choreographer Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins (Morehouse c/o ’96) supermodel Jessica White and actor/comedian Deon Cole co-hosted the show and kept the audience laughing.
Coltrane Curtis gave an emotional tribute to his late father and Jada Pinkett Smith’s words on the dynamics of power and the responsibility we all have to manage it wisely were moving.
Co-founded by Watkins along with event producer Jash’d Kambui Belcher (Morehouse c/o ’99) and Wall Street executive Roderick Hardamon (Morehouse c/o ’98), the HBCU Power Awards honors the achievements and accomplishments of HBCU alumni and supporters who are making innovative and leading-­edge achievements in business, sports, philanthropy, media, music, technology, TV, film, politics, civil service and fashion.
“We created the HBCU Power Awards to serve as a platform to celebrate black excellence and to highlight the importance of HBCUs in our communities,” says Belcher. “Our honorees embody the spirit of success and commitment to community that HBCUs have instilled in students for decades.”
Adds Watkins: “In a time when the existence of our HBCUs is being threatened, the Power Awards is a shining reminder of the genius and innovation that black colleges generate every year.”
Smith joined an impressive list of honorees, including:  Coltrane Curtis (founder, Team Epiphany), Kyle Hagler (president, Next Management), Nzinga Shaw (Chief Diversity Officer, Atlanta Hawks), Keinon Johnson (VP, Urban Promotions, Interscope Records), Phylicia Fant(SVP, Publicity, Warner Bros Records), Beverly Anderson (EVP, Cards & Retail Services, Wells Fargo) and Rob Rumley (Chair, Atlanta Housing Authority).
Sponsors of the 2017 HBCU Power Awards include Morehouse College, the Atlanta HawksRadio One, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Experience Grands Rapids and the Lowman Group/ dba the Athletes Foot.

McGowan Says Hollywood Blacklisted Her Because Of Rape

(SL) – Actress Rose McGowan is claiming she was “blacklisted” from Hollywood because she is a victim of rape. The actress accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein last week of rape, adding her name to the slew of women who’ve come forward to accuse the entertainment mogul of sexual assault.

McGowan says she was threatened with being expelled from Hollywood after reporting she was allegedly raped.

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The “Independent” reports McGowan said she has between 150 and 200 people she would be able to subpoena to back up her testimony. McGowan added she actually has a signed document from the time of the attack.

The list of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers is getting longer. British actress Lysette Anthony told “The Sunday Times” the movie mogul raped her in her own home in the late 1980s.

She said she reported the incident to police on Wednesday. An ex-Miramax employee using the pseudonym “Sarah Smith” told “The Mail” on Sunday she was raped by Weinstein in the basement of his London Office.

She said she’s so traumatized that she’s kept quiet for 25 years. Today, British police said they’re investigating three new assault incidents involving the same woman from 2010, 2011 and 2015 involving a man who was accused in a separate incident on Wednesday. Police did not name Weinstein specifically.

Rapper Nelly Reportedly Arrested For Rape, Lawyer Says Charge Is Fabricated

(SL) – Multi-platinum rapper Nelly was arrested in the early hours of the morning after being accused of rape.

A woman told police the artist ,who is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line, raped her on his tour bus around 3:30 am Saturday morning. A whole lot of details haven’t been released. But, it’s believed Nelly was booked around 7 am this morning on a 2nd degree rape charge.

The 42-year-old rap star, who’s real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., had performed at the White River Amphitheater hours earlier.

Nelly, was taken into custody at 4:37 a.m. His lawyer refuted the accusation.

“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” said attorney Scott Rosenblum in a statement released to Page Six. “Our initial investigation, clearly establishes, this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”

Teyana Taylor Tweets Sweet Message To Hubby As She’s Seen On The Beach With Her Mini-Me

(SL) – Teyana Taylor was seen hanging out on the beach in Miami ahead of the BET Hip Hop Awards. The beauty was fit in a black  net bikini.

Teyana has rejuvenated her career after her memorable performance in Kanye West’s video Fade.

She recently stole several shows making appearances on the catwalks of New York Fashion Week and here she is once again showing why folks just can’t get another of her.

Teyana shares a child with Cavs baller Iman Shumpert known as Junie.  If you recall, Shumpert delivered his daughter at home on the bathroom floor after Teyana went into early labour in Decemeber 2015.

The couple celebrated one year of marriage this week, with Shumpert presenting her with an upgraded engagement ring as a gift.

He wrote on Instagram: ‘We did it our way and on our time. Something to live for, something to fight for and something I’d die for.

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Teyana tweeted this picture with Iman Shumpert this week and wrote ‘This union with you has made me unbreakable, there is no giving up! Thank you for helping my troubled heart to trust in love.’

Teyana had a few words for her guy as well. Too cute!

 

 

Weinstein Takes Leave From Company After Sex Harassment Story

(SL) – A major Hollywood heavyweight is taking a leave of absence after a report about sexual harassment accusations. Harvey Weinstein is at the center of a “New York Times” story that cites dozens of current and former employees and associates who accuse the studio exec of inappropriate sexual behavior, including actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan.

In a statement to the “Times,” Weinstein said he is planning to take the leave from the Weinstein Company and is working with a therapist to address his past behavior. He said he sincerely apologizes for the pain caused by his past behavior with colleagues. The “Times” says Weinstein has reached confidential settlements with at least eight women.

The Weinstein Company’s films include many critically acclaimed titles including “The Artist,” “The King’s Speech” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”