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About To Pop! Queen Bey Sticks To Her Roots For ‘Carter Push Party’

(SL) – Wooooh! Beyonce’s dad says she’s got about two more weeks to go before she delivers her twins. But, by the looks of these pics, don’t be surprised if it happens before then.

Queen Bey was seen at her African themed baby shower and mannnnn oh mannnnnn…It’s about that time. Joined by her mother, Kelly, Michelle, Vanessa Bryant, LaLa and others, Beyonce looked relaxed with a bikini top and a sarong on.

The 35-year-old accessorized with gold earrings, a silk headscarf and a henna tattoo on her belly.

The bash was held at a private residence in Beverly Hills and gold balloon letters could be seen spelling out ‘Carter Push Party’ and ‘Twinning.’

True to Carter style, it was a  family affair with Blue Ivy and lots of her friends running around the grounds of the estate. Solange’s son Juelz was also seen chatting it up with a friend. The decor was African themed and very colorful with lounge seating areas, floor pillows and rugs on the floor.

Rumor has it that Beyonce is having a boy and a girl. But….we’ll have to wait and see if that’s true.

In other news, Forbes reports that Beyonce and Jay z have finally reached billionaire status. Her net worth is valued at 350 million while Jay is creeping up on Puffy’s heels (10 million behind) for richest rapper with 810 million.

 

Travis Scott Arrested For ‘Inciting’ Riot At Show In Arkansas

(SL) – Well, this isn’t the first time this has happened. But considering that there have been a number of video released showing die-hard Travis Scott fans jumping from balconies; I think authorities are trying to give him a hint. “Tone it down.”

The Rogers Police Department reports that the “Antidote” rapper, 25, was arrested soon after he left the stage at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion.

Police say during the concert Scott (real name: Jacques Webster) “encouraged people to rush the stage and bypass the security protocols to ensure concertgoer safety.” Several people were injured as the crowd rushed to the stage, including a security guard and a member of the police department. The  injured people were treated at the scene by members of the Rogers Fire Department and Mercy Medical.

Scott is being charged with inciting a riot, endangering the welfare of a minor and disorderly conduct and was transported to the Benton County Sheriff’s office. He was booked at the Benton County Detention Center at 11:14 p.m. He was released at 11:26 p.m.

This isn’t the first time (or even the second time) that Scott’s caused some mayhem during shows. Earlier in the month, he was filmed encouraging fans to jump from a balcony at a concert in New York City.

Video shows Scott encouraging a fan to jump from the third floor. The fan broke his leg and Travis was videotaped giving the guy a $100,000 dollar ring as he lay on the ground unable to stand.

No word yet on if the fan plans on suing Scott. Which is unlikely, seeing that no one pushed him. But you never know. In addition, he was arrested after allegedly calling on fans to jump the barricades at Lollapalooza 2015. And there was also an incident in Chicago that led to his arrest as well.

Earth to Travis…Keep the energy but don’t encourage fans to jump or bum-rush the stage. Kids.

 

 

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop..After Stealing The Show At The Met Gala, Diddy Crops Kendall And Kylie Jenner Out Of Photo

(SL) – The Jenner sisters made sure to make their rounds at the Met Gala taking publicity op photos where allowed and posting without caution; even breaking a Met Gala ‘NO SELFIE’ rule.

But it didn’t look like they were the only ones, so no big deal. However, one photo is garnering a lot of attention because after Kylie posted the pic featuring her rumored beau Travis Scott and a host of other black entertainers including Sean puff daddy, diddy Combs, the Hip Hop Mogul re-posted it but cropped them out of it.

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It’s understood why. If your posting about black excellence, they certainly don’t fit the criteria…but gosh…it was a bit savage.

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I do question why these young ladies felt the need throw their middle fingers up? Was that the cool thing to do? I can’t handle women in $5,000 dresses displaying $2 behavior. So unnecessary and really not that cool. A little bit of class is always needed, especially at the Met Gala. As for the revised pic, Diddy wanted to show some team love and well the only way to do that was to crop them out, right?!

Diddy for the win..

Greenleaf Cast Members Support Keith David’s Acting Workshop

(SL) – The Arts and Icons Master Class opened the doors of the city hall atrium to working and aspiring actors to get some side by side instruction with Emmy award winning actor Keith David. David plays Bishop James Greenleaf on the OWN network hit Greenleaf and his castmates made sure to support his effort. Lamman Rucker, Merle Dandridge and Deborah Joy Winans all showed up and participated in the 4 hour workshop. Ashley Love-Mills from Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home also participated.  I was there hosting and had a chance to interview some of them and flick it up a bit. Check out the images below.

Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall Presents A Proclamation And Award To OWN TV’s Keith David

(SL) – Atlanta is turning into the Hollywood of the south partly in part because of people like Oprah Winfrey filming their projects in the city; and actors like Keith David taking up residency while working. Greenleaf has become one of the most popular shows on television and Keith David stars as Bishop Greenleaf in the church drama. 18194909_1527832843907103_2328061110637247847_n

Greenleaf is just one of over 150 credits David has under his name. So, it was no surprise when District 2 City Councilman Kwanza Hall wanted to honor the Emmy award winning actor with a proclamation and award from the Mayor’s Office for Film and TV.

He also declared April 30th Keith David Day. The presentation took place during that Arts and Icons Master Event for working and and aspiring actors. Led by Keith David and hosted by Sytonnia Moore, So You Wanna Be An Actor was a 4 hour workshop designed to give actors the foundation of basics and tips to hone their craft and work side by side with a legend.

After the workshop, David surprised the audience with a performance with his Jazz band! I know right…who knew? The man is synonymous with talent. And as expected, it was good…really good! He hopes to take up residency in Las Vegas and once the word gets out about just how good he is..I’m sure he’ll be booked in no time. In the meantime, you can catch him Wednesday nights on OWN playing James Greenleaf.  The mid-season finale airs this week!

Culture Clash? Janet Jackson Splits From Qatari Husband

(SL) – Didn’t see this happening. But I will admit that it certainly looked like Damita Jo was changing her whole lifestyle to fit Wissam Al Mana’s. But isn’t that what love is all about? Compromising? Has to come from both sides though and reportedly that was the breaker for these two.

The timing is interesting however. Granted Ms. Jackson has her own coins, but reportedly she was guaranteed a payout in their prenup if the marriage lasted 5 years. The two tied the knot in 2012 and now just 3 months after giving birth to their son Eissa it appears to be a wrap.

After becoming one with the billionaire businessman, Janet was seen covered head to toe and sometimes with a head wrap and often speaking to friends and fans with the use of Muslim lingo like, “Inshallah” (God Willing) or Al Hamdu Lillah which translates as (Praise God).

While some say it wasn’t so much her husband’s religion, but his introversion — verging on being an extreme recluse — that started to drive Janet away. Having settled in London to appease him (they also have a home in Doha, Qatar, and an apartment in the Trump Tower in New York), she allegedly resented Wissam for refusing to meet her family and friends and for trying to keep her away from the public eye.

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Other sources say a clash of cultures has in fact driven Janet and Wissam apart, made worse since the birth of baby Eissa, over whose upbringing and day-to-day care they couldn’t agree on.

The Daily Mail reports, while Janet is keen to be a hands-on mother, Wissam has strict views on how his son should be brought up, and has hired round-the-clock staff to wait on his wife and child in their Belgravia home.

The baby has never been seen in public, and Janet was reportedly forbidden from leaving the house while she was nursing. Wissam, too, has disappeared from sight.

02-janet-jackson-unbreakable.w1200.h630‘Janet thought he had become too controlling during the pregnancy,’ explains one source saying, “She had already allowed him to dictate her appearance and even the way she performed at concerts. It drove her crazy, and she felt she was losing her fan base.”

The real point of contention landed last month when Janet’s 86-year-old mother was forced to return to Los Angeles after a two-month stay with the couple.

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Katherine, the long-suffering matriarch of the Jackson family, is embroiled in an unpleasant court case against her nephew-in-law and former driver, Trent, whom she claims has been bullying and spying on her with hidden cameras in her LA home.

She came to England in February to meet her new grandson, but also to seek reprieve from the campaign of abuse to which she claims to have been subjected. She only returned to LA when a judge ordered her to appear as a witness in the case.

Janet, who’s always been extremely close to her mother, was juggling the demands of a newborn with comforting Katherine, but Wissam is said to have shown a callous lack of interest in his mother-in-law’s plight.

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Cynics may look at the timing of Eissa’s arrival and the break-up of her marriage and wonder if Janet stuck it out simply so she could achieve her dream of motherhood OR cash in on a bigger payout.

It’s important to point out that neither party has yet filed for divorce, but the fact that around five years have passed makes it interesting.

Whatever the case, it’s sad to see Janet’s third marriage potentially coming to an end. She’s always felt that she was jinxed when it came to love and this latest breakup could make her 0-3 in that department. Let’s hope it’s just a rumor.

 

23-Year Old One Direction Star Liam Payne Has Baby With 33-Year Old Girlfriend

Former X Factor Judge Cheryl Cole first met Liam Payne when he was 14 years old; in 2009 when Liam, then a wannabe pop star, auditioned on The X Factor. It’s rumored that they two started dating in 2015 but didn’t announce their relationship until later.

They officially started dating early last year, when Cheryl was in the process of divorcing her second husband, French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. However you slice it, the two are now parents to a beautiful baby boy.

Liam and Cheryl shared the same photo.

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The 23-year-old wrote: ‘My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless…wow!

‘I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far.

‘I’m completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she’s really made my dreams come true.

Cheryl said, “We haven’t named him yet but he’s already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed.” It’s believed that she’s leaning towards the name Alfie for the little bundle of joy.

Cheryl first spoke of her desire to be a mother back in 2012, telling GQ magazine, “I love kids, I’m obsessed with babies. I know that’s what I was put on the Earth to do – to be a mother.”

 Friends said at the time that she had kept the pregnancy a secret because she didn’t want to ‘jinx her happiness’ after years of bad luck in relationships.

Liam was 14 when he first auditioned for the show but ended up partnering with Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson to form the global boy band group One Direction.

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His mom is expressing her joy and it appears the two, despite the age gap, are in it for the long haul.

 

Cute Kid Alert! Harper Beckham Spotted Hanging Out With Her Mom

(SL)-It was just a typical girls’ day out, green juice and all, for Victoria Beckham and her adorable daughter Harper. Boy, these kids grow up fast. The pair was seen strolling through the streets of West London and Harper is a cutie pie.

Victoria’s only daughter is just 5 years old and is often on the scene for with her mom, dad and brothers Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, and Cruz, 12, who are equally as cute. Can’t help but to be right..with genes like that.

Carrying a bag of bubble drinks, she held hands with little Harper who skipped alongside her mum excitedly clutching a green smoothie.

harper.jpgVictoria, was recently on the Today show where she talked about her husband, retired soccer star David Beckham with whom she’s been with since 1997.  Here’s what the former Spice Girl turned Fashion Designer had to say about her hubby.

“He’s my soulmate. He’s the most incredible husband. We complement each other.’He inspires me every day, with the children, the way he treats me; it just works. We are lucky to have each other.”

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Seems like there have only been two bumps in the road for the two. David allegedly had an affair with Rebecca Loos years ago and another woman Malaysian-born Sarah Marbeck came forward with the same claims. But, Victoria stood by her man.

Through it all Posh and Becks have raised a beautiful family. Still time for one or two more to be added!

 

Muy Caliente! J.Lo And A.Rod, Could This Be A Match? Singer Meets Baseball Player’s Sister, Shares Cuddly Snap

(SL) – It’s no secret that J.Lo’s body count is said to be pretty high and she’s been married three times. But sometimes, it takes a few turns on the wheel to get the right angle, right? She’s dated some hotties (Ben Affleck, Cris Judd, Marc Anthony) and some notties (Casper Smart).

But her recent romance with Alex Rodriguez might just surpass her relationship with Ben Affleck. He’s HOT. And granted, his body count is reportedly triple maybe quadruple x hers, but I don’t think anyone is counting.

Rodriguez recently broke up with billionaire Anne Wojcicki and Jennifer Lopez finally left Casper Smart alone leaving them both available for what could possibly be a homer in the love department.

3E6976E500000578-4327584-image-m-100_1489872297256Finding love is one thing, finding acceptance by your love interest’s family is another and Jenny from the block has made it over the first hurdle. The actress and singer hung out with A-Rod’s sister and his sibling had nothing but nice things to say about J.Lo.

In images shared by Suzy Durand, the luxury realtor cuddles up to her brother’s new woman.

Writing on IG Suzy explained: ‘Any given Friday! #miscuñis!#jlo’ – ‘cuñis’ being a slang Spanish word for a sister-in-law.

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According to the latest reports, A-Rod and J-Lo ‘have been seeing each other for a few months.’

They’ve since been seen holidaying in the Bahamas – where she’d posted and quickly deleted a selfie that seemed to show him nuzzling her ear – and this Thursday night they went to dinner at Casa Tua in Miami.

She’s currently in Tampa with the baller while spring training continues.

Brat Still Owes $6.4 Million To Cheerleader, That’s One Expensive Brawl

(SL) – We’ll say that’s one lesson learned. I love me some Brat. But back in the day the talented beauty unleashed her anger and ended up serving time for it. Most of you probably remember when Da Brat was at the height of her rap career, she got into an altercation with former Atlanta Falcons’ cheerleader Shayla Stevens in a nightclub.

During the fight, Da Brat, real name Shawntae Harris, hit Stevens in the head with a rum bottle.  The ex-cheerleader who reportedly was working as a server on the night in question, claimed it casued permanent facial scarring, mental pain and neurological damage.

The altercation happened in October of 2007 at producer Jermaine Dupri’s Studio 72 nightclub. The platinum artist, plead guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to three years in prison, 200 hours of community service, and 7 years under probation. And ordered to pay millions to the victim. Da Brat was released in 2011 and Shayla Stevens claims she still hasn’t been paid.

Stevens is now hitting Da Brat with multiple garnishment complaints, the first step in collecting what she’s owed after the incident. She’s hoping to get money from Da Brat’s royalties through Sony music and from her job as a co-host on Radio One’s Ricky Smiley Morning Show.