Category Archives: Celebrity News

Your Favorite Music Fest is Back!

It’s almost that time again; ONE Musicfest is back with a bangin’ lineup! The event will take place on Saturday, September 12th at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood. Expect to be wow’d by artists such as SZA, Wale, Big Krit, Janelle Monae, Raury, and many, many more! The biggest surprise of all is that the Queen, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and The Roots will be there to take us back to the good ol’ days! You do not want to miss out on this star-studded event!

11377400_684961634969053_571181737_nVisit http://www.onemusicfest.com/ to purchase your Early Bird tickets before they sell out!

Michaela C., Associate Editor

Celebrity Come-Back Kids

This summer must be the season of love because all of the celebrity couples who have once been single have now run into their new loves. The break-ups include: Ciara and Future, Nicki Minaj and Safaree, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey, Amber Rose and Wiz Khlaifa, and Tyga and Blac Chyna. The more famous spouse out of two seemed to bounce back the fastest, but now the exes are clapping back.

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We see now that Ciara has hooked up with handsome NFL player Russell Wilson. At first, when I saw them together I saw no connection. I saw this as a ploy to stage her comeback and disconnection from rapper Future, but the more see these two together, the more I like them. Now CiCi never really knew how to pick ’em; she’s got a bit of a past with unsuccessful relationships due to choice. There was rapper Bow Wow who was, for one, too short for her; I saw them as a publicity stunt anyways. Then there was rapper 50 Cent and as I’ve repeatedly said, I never suggest people in the industry dating rappers. I guess she never learned from dating those rappers because she ended up with an even more ratchet one; Future. Future already had a litany of Baby Mamas and I don’t know what drove Ciara to this one; maybe it was because they were both from Atlanta, but whatever the case may be, she ended up getting knocked up and he left her just like he left the others. Word on the street is that Future is now hooking back up with exes but if this thing is real with Russel, and he’s a better example for baby Future, and he’s not a stereotypical whore like many athletes, I’m all for it. Ciara wins.

Nicki and SafareeNicki and meekSafaree and ZashiaNick Minaj and Safaree probably had one of the most public break-ups of the year. It’s sad that after 10 years these two were able to hop on every media platform they could to tarnish each others name in some form. Safaree even tried her career saying he wrote many of her lyrics. Either way, it was trash and I’m glad they’re finally moving on. Nicki Minaj, as we all know, got swept up by rapper Meek Mill. As I said, industry people and rappers never mix so i don’t have high expectations for OMeeka but I will say that Meek seems to be completely infatuated with her and they’re going to make a lot of money if they stick it out. We’ll see. But Safaree finally decided to snatch him up a boo; she’s a make up artist by the name of Zashia. She’s no Nicki Minaj but she’s a beauty and we’ll see if he’s just trying to make Nicki jealous or if he’s really into this chick.

Mariah and James

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Nick and Mariah’s break up was the least shocking to everyone. We knew as soon as we heard the pair get married and then on top of that seem completely disconnected on their first interview that they would break up sooner or later. Nick has been rumored to be dating many women such as Amber Rose and so on but most rumors narrow down to model Jessica White. She’s a beauty and Nick Cannonhas a history of scandal with models. He hasn’t learned his lesson either but at least he’s getting his feet in the water. Now Mariah has tried her best to shine since her divorce. Even though her vocals weren’t promising, she had a show in Vegas that apparently did well and she’s been trying to work. Now she’s been seen with new billionaire and heir James Packer. We saw it work for Janet, maybe it will work for her. Perhaps the only one who can tame a diva is a man with enough money to give her everything she wants. Hopefully he’s a new match and Mariah can finally settle down.

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Amber Rose and Wiz Kalifa’s marriage seemed to be going well but rappers will be rappers and Amber Rose will be Amber Rose. When she said she doesn’t even smoke weed I knew this wasn’t going to last. Amber is notorious for dating rappers, like remember Kanye, and now she’s moved on to a white one, Machine Gun Kelly or MGK. Maybe if the chocolate doesn’t taste so good anymore, you try vanilla. He’s probably the most out-of-the-spotlight rapper she can go for and he’s different so maybe he will adore her enough to keep her. But, if he has the same rap mentality as the others, I doubt it. No word on Wiz moving on but it’s surely to come. I just hope they co-parent better with their adorable son Bash. Amber’s got a type. Good luck girl.

Blac Chyna and J-LeonTyga and Kylie

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Tyga and Blac Chyna had the saddest break-up of all to me. Tyga left his stripper girlfriend who had his son for a 17-year-old jobless piece of plastic. America has been disgusted by Tyga’s actions and deeming him a predator for illegally frolicking with Kylie Jenner. Kylie only knows what she sees being as though her older sister Kim is married to rapper Kanye West and Khloe was dating rapper French Montana. It makes sense that she would see fit dating one as well. Tyga is 24 and shouldn’t be entertaining girls at Kylie’s age. Even when she turns 18 it will still be a drag because they have been pursuing each other way before then and she honestly doesn’t seem mature enough even though she dresses like it. He’s been dragging her everywhere with him and Kylie has been dressing like a sexy grown woman anytime they go out. I think Kendall may be the only Jenner with some sense. At her age, I don’t think it will last with Kylie and Tyga, and Kylie definitely shouldn’t be responsible for raising Tyga’s baby King since she’s been seen in pictures with him. Blac Chyna obviously is disgusted as well as she’s expressed but luckily, boxer J’Leon Love came in to save the day. I could see this working out since Chyna is a big girl now but I hope he’s ready for a son. I’ll be watching.

Celebrity couple drama is so juicy. It seems as though they all look way better with the new baes though. I’ll be updating from time to time as new things brew, but for now, congrats to the exes who put a line through it and kept on trucking.

#BBHMM: The Wait Is Over!

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Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here! Musical icon, Rihanna, debuts her new video for her single “B***h Better Have My Money” yesterday at midnight. This mini movie was filled with drugs, kidnapping, blood, and even some nudity. Perfect video, right? It has been said the song was inspired by her accountant who gave her some bad advice on financial decisions. After viewing this video, I am sure we have all learned to never mess with her coins!

Some lucky (maybe) Tidal subscribers even had the opportunity to be blindfolded, kidnapped, and taken to a secret location for her video debut. Over the top? It wouldn’t be Rihanna if it wasn’t.

rihanna-3-800The singer has not only been in headlines for her #BBHMM video release, but also for her latest accomplishment. According to People, “The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced yesterday that she has surpassed more than 100 million gold and platinum song certifications, making her No. 1 on the organization’s list of artists with the most digital single awards, Billboard reported, while also surpassing RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.” Go Rih! 1.4891174

Take a look at the masterpiece that she directed herself! 

Michaela C., Associate Editor

2015 BET Awards Review

Last Sunday the biggest black awards show took place and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with the entire show. The performers and surprises and collaborations were truly well thought out. There were certainly some ups and downs about the performers and I’ll get into those now:

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The hosts: Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson hosted the show and to be honest…they weren’t funny. I had already predicted that they were going to be corny because even though I like “Black-ish”, their comedy is corny on the show. Tracee has never been funny to me anyways; she’s pretty and a decent actress but she’s just not funny. Anthony Anderson has his funny moments but he’s not the best stand-up comedian. I believe that BET, and all award shows for that matter, should hire stand-up comedians to host shows. Why haven’t they asked Ricky Smiley, Lunell, Bruce Bruce, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Katt Wiliams, or Dave Chappelle? Or they could even ask Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, or Chris Rock to come back! You know, the REAL comedians! Could BET not afford them or did they just not want to ask them? Are the comedians saying no? The whole point of the award show’s hosts is for them to keep us laughing throughout transitions and we have too many black comedians to not make that happen. BET dropped the ball with Tracee and Anthony. Good effort though.

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Kendrick Lamar: Kendrick opened up the show with my favorite song off of the the To Pimp A Butterfly album, “Alright”. I was standing up on my couch singing “ALLS MY LIFE I HAD TO FIGHT N***A!” at the top of my lungs when I heard that beat. It’s difficult for rappers to entertain me when they perform because all they do is walk around the stage and scream, but Kendrick pulled it off. I’ve never been a huge Kendrick fan but I must give props where props are due. The set was awesome! He was rapping on top of a spray painted police car and with a shredded American flag waving behind him and dancers everywhere. Very entertaining. Did I wish Kendrick would run a comb through his head? Yes.  Did I want him to open the show? No, but still a memorable performance.

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Janelle Monae and Jidenna: I was so excited to see these two because I’ve never seen them perform “Yoga” or “Classic Man” live. I love “Yoga” and Janelle Monae so I had high expectations. I don’t like the “Classic Man” song but I love Jidenna so I wanted him to make me like the song through his performance. Janelle Monae began singing “Yoga” while floating and I was in love with it! But then she got up and started dancing and I wasn’t too impressed with that. I’m not used to her being in that type of clothing either. I felt as though she could have stuck with the yoga theme a bit more but still a great performance. Then, Jidenna slid in in his tailored classic suit and he sang “Classic Man” with a full set behind him from that time period he’s so inspired by. I thought he looked great and did a commendable job but it still didn’t make me wanna buy the song. I will be giving his album a chance though. Overall it was great!

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Chris Brown, Tyga, and Omarion: I never thought I’d see the day of Omarion and Chris Brown performing together but it happened. Chris showcased his new song “Liquor” and he brought Omarion out to perform “Post To Be” and it was pretty good. Nobody sang live but it was nice to see them dancing. They used the same dancers but it looked like two completely different dancers when they switched parts. Sadly, Jhene was nowhere to be found. Where was she? My dream is to see Chris Brown, Usher, and Omarion dance together. It may not happen until it’s time to honor Usher but I would love that. I don’t even remember what Tyga did.

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Avery Wilson: He was one of the Music Matters artists and I recognized him from vine and The Voice. He did wonderful but of course BET cut him off. I hope he does great things with music just like Elle Varner, Miguel, and J. Cole did.

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The Weeknd and Alicia Keys: The Weeknd is slowly trying to grow on me. He won my heart with “Earned It” because I’m absolutely obsessed with that song and he performed “The Hills” as well which is a song I don’t care for, however, one thing I appreciated is that he sounded like his track and I had to give him that. I appreciated the song more. Then the curtains opened and the performance went downhill from there. I don’t know if The Weeknd invited Alicia Keys or if BET set that up but she pulled out her own piano rendition of “Earned It” and it was horrible. Alicia Keys lost her vocals somewhere around that “This Girl Is On Fire” song time and they’ve never come back. The Weeknd should have kept his own performance to himself.

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Donnie McClurkin: Of course you know BET had to take us to church one time so Donnie broke out in song to tribute Andrae Crouch. He sang “The Blood Will Never Lose It’s Power” and of course he sounded great as usual. But everyone on Twitter was going off about how he’s a diliverT gay man and didn’t focus on the message. The blood that gives me strength…I received that.

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THE BAD BOY REUNION: Diddy, Lil’ Kim, 112, Mase, The Lox, Faith Evans, French Montana, Biggie, Pharrell… they ALL showed up to do it for the one time! “Peaches and Cream”, “Love Like This”…the hits didn’t end! Lil’ Kim emerged from the ground in her infamous squatting position and KILLED IT like we’ve all been waiting on her to do. Perhaps this new baby is going to revive her career and she did the damn thing. Diddy kept trying to dance and he ended up falling in the hole Lil’ Kim came out of which was hilarious! #SitYoAssDownDiddy #StopDiddyFromDancing2015. Chris Brown even had to join the stage and dance 90’s style along side Diddy’s son … the performance gave everyone life and now Diddy announced a Bad Boy Tour.

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Andra Day: She was the other Music Matters artist and she had me at her first note. I will be buying her music too.

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Bobby Christina in Hospice

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It has been reported that Bobby Christina, the only biological child of the late Whitney Houston, has been moved to hospice care. For months we’ve heard controversial the stories of Bobby Christina battling with her health; we’ve heard that she was taken off of life support and was alive and getting better and we’ve also heard that this was not true and her condition never improved, either way this is an extremely sad day for anyone who cares about the Houston family.

As far as the controversy there are many different stories floating around this unfortunate event. In the beginning, Bobby Brown had announced at one of his concerts that his daughter was awake and everyone was relieved that Bobby Christina had another chance at life. Then the Houston family went back and confirmed this as untrue and that her condition had not improved. Then, Bobby Brown’s sister went on a Facebook rant stating that Pat Houston was scheming for Bobby Christina’s estate money and that Bobby Christina and her mother did not get along with her and requested that she not be in the hospital room. She added that Pat told them to go ahead and allow Bobby Christina to pass because it was too expensive to keep her alive. She said there were some flaky things going on behind the scenes and that she was going to go on an unedited radio show for free to spill all of the tea. Read it here:

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In Pat’s defense, it probably is too expensive and unfair to keep Bobby Christina alive if she’s a vegetable. And it’s not news to me that she and Whitney did not get along with her because she was attempting to get them off of the harsh drugs they were using. Then recently the story broke that before Bobby Christina’s death she and her husband Nick had gotten into an argument that got physical which led her to the bathtub in the first place. This is way too much to handle.

I certainly don’y know what to believe but I will say that I hope none of the rumors are true. If it’s time for Bobby Christina to go then so be it, but she definitely doesn’t deserve the family drama at this particular time. It is devastating that her death was so close and so similar to the way her mother passed away and hopefully this will be a wake up call to all of those who use drugs (if this is for certain the way that she died). My prayers go out to the Brown and Houston family and I pray Bobby Christina goes to her mother in heaven in peace.

Did your favorite celebrity get nominated for the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame, we’ve all seen pictures of it, some have visited and taken pictures, others dream to be on it, and some do get their dreams accomplished by getting a star. The Hollywood walk of fame stars are embedded along 15 blocks of Hollywood boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars represent the achievements of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters and others.  According to the Walk of Fame website, “the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a charitable foundation”. The funds are then used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. In 2003, the Walk of Fame became a popular tourist destination with an estimated ten million visitors. Each year, the Hollywood Chambers of Commerce reveals the names of the nominees to get a star via their live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com. So for those of wanting to find out who the 2016 nominee are, here it is.

Motion pictures: Bradley Cooper, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Kurt Russell, Ashley Judd and Toshiro Mifune (posthumous)

Television: Kathy Bates, Tracy Morgan, Allison Janney, David Duchovny, Rob Lowe, Debra Messing, Roma Downey, Barbara Bain, Gary Sinise and William S. Paley (posthumous)

Recording: Adam Levine, Bruno Mars, LL Cool J, Cyndi Lauper, Shirley Caesar, Joseph B. “Joe” Smith, Itzhak Perlman and “Mama” Cass Elliot (posthumous)

Radio: Ralph Lawler

Live Theatre/Live Performance: Kevin Hart, Angélica María and Harvey Fierstein

Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Hope you see your favorite celebrities there.

It’s A Boy!

Just in time for Father’s Day, Kim Kardashian announced via Twitter that North’s new sibling will be a boy. Picture-perfect family right? I know Kanye is excited to raise his son to be just as “forward thinking” as he is and North is ready to show him how to be the picture-perfect celebrity baby. It’s nice to see the trend of Kardshian females break with a boy since there’s a family full of women. So congrats to Kimye on the new baby boy, and please….don’t name him South.

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Speaking of fathers I would like to wish all of the fathers that are in their child’s life a Happy Belated Father’s Day and here’s some adorable pics of celebs with adorable babies, Father’s Day edition:

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Lakers player Shannon Brown (Monica’s hubbie) and Laiyah
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Chris Brown and Royalty
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Omarion and Megzz
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Jay Z and Blue Ivy
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Kanye and North
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Steph Curry and Riley
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Adam Housley (Tamara Mowry’s hubbie) and Ayden