Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
According to Deadline, Azealia Banks, the provocative hip hop artist who made her debut with the album Broke With Expensive Taste, has just landed her first starring role in a feature film. She’ll play the title character in Coco, a drama for Lionsgate that will be directed by Wu Tang Clan’s RZA. It has a script from Nicole Jefferson Asher and it will be produced by Paul Hall. In the Brooklyn-set drama, Banks plays an aspiring twenty-something rapper who wants a career in hip hop, but is torn by her parents’ dreams that she finish college. She gives in. While matriculating, she finds herself in the classroom; she experiences the true calling of the power of the spoken word, which helps her goals as a hip hop artist. It has a bit of 8 Mile edge to it. Banks, who is repped by Prospect Park and The Davis Firm, will tour overseas beginning next month.
Friday, May 22, 2015
According to TMZ, TLC has just pulled all airings of "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup ... TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the fate of the show is uncertain, but there's now so much heat in the wake of Josh Duggar's molestation confession the network had to make the decision. We're told they absolutely have not made a long-term decision, but it's clearly a bad sign for the show. And there's this, a rep for General Mills tells TMZ, they have already blacklisted the show and removed it from their company's current advertising schedule. TLC ran a Duggar marathon Thursday, prominently featuring Josh. There was big backlash, not the least of which came from Mama June, who felt TLC was giving the Duggars a pass for far worse conduct than hers, which caused TLC to pull the plug on 'Honey Boo Boo.'
According to TMZ, Oprah Winfrey took swift action when her production company got a tip that Josh Duggar had molested young girls, including some of his sisters, refusing to go through with a scheduled appearance on her talk show. The first tip about Josh Duggar was sent to a staffer at Harpo. The email was received on December 7, 2006 at 6:30 AM. The email not only refers to the molestation, the author also claims Jim Bob and Michelle covered it up. Oprah's people sent the email to a child abuse hotline. The Duggars were already in Chicago for the taping, which was scheduled within a day of the email. Oprah's staff jumped so quickly, we've learned at 1:17 PM the same day, an Arkansas State Police officer contacted Michelle, telling her she needed to bring Josh back home immediately for an interview. Turns out there was no conflict, because Oprah's people immediately cancelled the taping and sent the family home.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
According to TMZ, Kanye West totally blindsided Billboard Music Awards producers when he performed the n-word laced version of his hit, "All Day" and forced the censors to stand on the audio dump button. Production sources at the award show tell TMZ Kanye never did a dress rehearsal of the song, so they just expected him to be on his best behavior, and perform a clean version. One source said, "He knew it was national TV." His closing act is the one everyone's talking about -- even though they couldn't hear or see most of it. The production source told TMZ, "He's Kanye. What are we supposed to do?" Kanye not doing a dress rehearsal isn't THAT odd. Mariah Carey also skipped hers and several sources told TMZ that's just what happens for top of the A-list acts.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
According to TMZ, Rapper Chinx Drugz was shot and killed early Sunday morning in a drive-by.
It happened in Queens NY at around 4 AM. Police found 2 victims in a car, one who whom was Chinx, who was shot multiple times in the torso. The 31-year-old is a member of French Montana's Coke Boys. Chinx big song is "I'm a Coke Boy" which features French.
Sidebar: RUP Chinx
Sidebar: RUP Chinx
According to Sandrose, legendary rap artist Li’l Kim has her own reality TV show in the works. Reality show cameras will follow the Queen Bee as she juggles touring and beefing with other artists on social media, while struggling to raise her 11-month-old daughter, Royal Reign, as a single mother. Check out the trailer above
Monday, May 11, 2015
According to BCK, Uncle Buck is officially coming to TV. ABC has greenlit to series a reboot of the 1989 John Candy film. Uncle Buck will star Nia Long, James Lesure, Sayeed Shahidi, and Aalyrah Caldwell. In a spin on the original film’s casting, the series version has an all-black cast led by Mike Epps. “Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew’s Nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too.” “Uncle Buck” was written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley. Executive producers are Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley, and Will Packer. Co-executive producers are Korin Huggins and Phil Traill. “Uncle Buck” is produced by Universal Television and ABC Studios (Source).
Sunday, May 10, 2015
According to Raw Story,Prince on Saturday released “Baltimore,” the song he recorded in response to unrest in the city over the police custody death of Freddie Gray. A statement on Prince’s Soundcloud page on Saturday said he played all the instruments on the released version of the song, which features vocals from the singer and Eryn Allen Kane. The statement said Kane, “a powerhouse vocal arranger and producer in her own right”, “graciously flew in on a moment’s notice and graced the track with her angelic presence”.
Referencing the 18-year-old who was shot by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri last August, leading to similar unrest, the song’s lyrics include the lines: “Does anybody hear us pray?/ For Michael Brown or Freddie Gray/ Peace is more than the absence of war.”
Prince also sings: “Are we gonna see another bloody day?/We’re tired of cryin’ and people dyin’/ Let’s take all the guns away.”
The Rally4Peace concert is scheduled to take place at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena. It will be streamed live on Tidal, the service owned by Jay Z.
Friday, May 8, 2015
According to TMZ, Whitney Houston's family and Bobby Brown will now be forced to work together. Bobby and Pat Houston have been appointed co-guardians of Bobbi Kristina.
The court ruling means Whitney's sister-in-law and Bobby will now share responsibility for 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina's medical care. Bobby filed a petition last month to become her legal guardian.
The court also appointed an attorney, Bedelia Hargrove, as conservator, and she will control all financial and legal matters for Bobbi Kristina - who is now breathing on her own. Whitney's family points out she's suffered "global and irreversible brain damage."
Pat and Cissy Houston left the DeKalb County courthouse after Thursday's hearing, and Pat told said, "It was a good day."
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Tina Knowles Lawson Writes Touching Mother’s Day Letter to Beyoncé, Solange, Kelly Rowland & Her Niece Angie for ‘TIME Magazine’
To celebrate Mother’s Day, TIME asked influential moms to write letters to their children. Tina Knowles Lawson was one of the moms asked to contribute to TIME‘s “Letters from Mom.”
According to TMZ, Chris Brown came home Wednesday night to find a naked woman in his bed problem is he had no idea who she was so he called the cops and they carted her away.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ CB returned to his home in Agoura Hills, CA with his security team around 9:00 PM when he found a woman's clothes in the foyer and "I LOVE YOU" spray painted on the kitchen counter. We're told when Chris and his team went to investigate, they found the unknown/unclothed woman in his bed. Chris called the cops, who came and cuffed the woman and took her to the station, where she was booked for felony burglary and felony vandalism.
Cops believe the woman -- a 21-year-old female -- had lingered there for a while -- police found dishes in the sink and discarded food. Chris had been in Las Vegas for the past few days. Our sources say the woman also vandalized Chris' silver Rolls Royce and his black Range Rover by spray painting "MRS. BROWN" on them.