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Entertainment News Archives for 2012-05


We all know about her on-and-off relationship with Chris Brown, but there have been subliminal tweets between Chris, Drake and Meek Mill regarding Rihanna. Whether it was official or not, all three artists have been romantically connected to RiRi.


The fiasco began when Chris found out Meek has been romancing his ex and he removed Mill from his upcoming single, “Don’t Judge Me.” This did not sit well with the rapper as he tweeted, but later deleted, “[You] took me off ya song cause she let me watch the throne,” referencing Rihanna being on stage with Jay-Z and Kanye. Chris responded by mocking Mill’s “dreamchasers” catchphrase. Drake then got involved, more or less describing Rihanna as the type of girl who gets around, and patronizing Brown’s apparent agitation with the matter.


While the guys joke and go tit-for-tat over Rihanna, it seems that she’s on to the next one. Rumors say that Ri has had her sights on New York Knicks player, J.R. Smith for some time now. Sources say the two have been secretly dating for weeks. Apparently the duo partied at Club LIV in Miami over the holiday weekend when she ran into Drake. A witness told Us Weekly that “Rihanna was all over Drake” and they were “holding hands and dancing all close on the dance floor.”


A friend of Rihanna says “she’s single” and single girls like to have fun.  



Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have not been very shy about expressing their love for each other, but are they taking the next step this soon?


Rumors say that the E! star and her rapper beau are planning to live together in a home in Los Angeles.


It seems a bit early for this move, but the couple is long-time friends. Then again, this is Kim Kardashian, she’s known to jump the gun in her relationships.


However, despite Kim and Kanye have both putting their homes on the market, the rumor is not true. Sources say the TV star has simply outgrown her current home and is having security issues. “She needs more privacy,” a source says.


Had to set the record straight.

Queen Latifah, who has been a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig since 2008, has a big fat secret: While she is peddling healthy lifestyle products, she actually owns a Fatburger fast-food chain franchise. The details of Latifah’s Fatburger ownership came to light in court Tuesday during the trial of her business partner, James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond. Rosemond is on trial for using his music-industry business as a cover for smuggling cocaine from Los Angeles to New York, the New York Post reports. SMH. We can’t even blame her.  But still — what’s worse for Queen La — being in business with a drug dealer or simultaneously preaching a healthy lifestyle while profiting off an unhealthy one?



Chris Brown is threatening legal action against former B2K group member, Raz-B, after the washed up performer alleged that Chris Brown is gay.

Raz-B, whose real name is De’Mario Thornton, has a new memoir coming out, entitled, This Boy’s Life. In this memoir, he outs several popular R&B and rap names including, Chris Brown, Ray J, Bow Wow, and, unsurprisingly, all of the former B2K members, especially Omarion (now known as Maybach O). Breezy is apparently not amused by his appearance in Raz-B’s book.


Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina has reportedly quit her first acting gig. Earlier this year it was announced that the 19-year-old had landed a recurring role on Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse, but Radar reports she walked off the TBS comedy last week. “She thought she was ready for this but she wasn’t,” said a source. Perry has since denied the story. "There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finished taping the season,” he wrote. “Were there tough days for her? Yes of course. Not because of the acting or any job-related issues but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother."



Hip Hop Heavyweights Jay-Z and Kanye West have released the third video off their critically acclaimed album, Watch The Throne.  The duo filmed the clip for their song in Prague last month and has been showing sneak glimpses of it throughout their European tour. No Church in the Wind has been featured in trailers for Denzel Washington’s Safe House and for the upcoming big screen adaption of The Great Gatsby. 


“106 & Park” hosts Rocsi Diaz & Terrence Jenkins confirmed the rumors that had been circulating for weeks.. the two will be leaving “106 & Park”.  Rocsi and Terrence have hosted the hit BET music show for the past 7 years, replacing the former popular hosts, Free and and A.J, in 2005. We wonder who will be the next host?




Public Enemy will celebrate their 25th anniversary with two new albums. The group will release Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp sometime this summer and The Evil Empire of Everything in the fall.  No official release dates have been announced.  The efforts will feature collaborations with Henry Rollins, Tom Morello and DMC


Justin Bieber is being investigated for criminal battery after allegedly scuffling with a paparazzo over the weekend. TMZ reports that J.B was at a mall in Calabasas, Calif. Sunday when a photographer tried to take his picture and a physical altercation occurred. The photographer called 911, but Bieber and girlfriend left before officials arrived.

Witnesses tell TMZ the scuffle occurred because the paparazzo was blocking Bieber’s car, and wouldn’t move when asked to. The photographer claims he was injured during the altercation and was experiencing pain to his upper torso and was taken to a hospital.

Witnesses added that a lawyer walked up to the photographer during the scuffle, and told him he could get a lot of money from the incident and advised him to call an ambulance and file a police report.


Wednesday night at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Kanye West and the G.O.O.D. Music family premiered Kanye's new one-of-a-kind short-film, Cruel Summer. On hand at the premiere was Kanye's fellow Throne member Jay-Z, current flame Kim Kardashian, and G.O.O.D. Music members Pusha T, Big Sean, and Kid Cudi. While details on the film itself have been heavily guarded, GQ Senior Editor Logan Hill was on hand at the premiere and tweeted a number of details and plot points about the film. In addition to stating that Kanye plans to bring Cruel Summer to New York, Qatar, and worldwide, Hill was told by Amanda Palmer of the DOHA Film Institute, co-producer of Cruel Summer, that Kanye plans to show the film on November 19 as part of a festival in DOHA.

Regarding the film's plot Hill tweeted, "Cruel Summer is the story of a Lamborghini car thief who falls for a beautiful blind Arabic girl who's father will let them......marry if he can help her see. So he (Kid Cudi) does using strings that lead her around palace to play music. @kanyewest talke synesthesia."


Alicia Keys announced she is releasing her fifth studio album this summer. Keys says, "I'm actually finishing baking up the most incredible musical cake that you've ever eaten in your life. I'm really excited about that." In 2011, fans were treated to the re-release of her seminal album, Songs in A Minor, but haven't heard much new music since. Last month, Keys debuted the song "Not Even a King" at an MTV Upfront event — the song could possibly show up on her forthcoming fifth LP.


Omarion "Maybach O" releases the first official video after being signed to Maybach Music Group. With MMG's "Self Made 2" album slated for a June 26th release, Omarion will have his MMG debut coming later in the year. For now, check out the new video featuring Rick Ross, "Let's Talk".




Snooki has signed on to appear in the sixth season of Jersey Shore, but there will be a few changes. According to TMZ, the pregnant star doesn’t think it’s a good idea to be around the drama that occurs in the Jersey Shore house, so she’s planning to stay at a nearby property during filming. Sources said that Snooki doesn’t “think it’s worth it to be surrounded by boozy, loud roommates while pregnant.” Of course she will not be drinking either, so what exactly will she be doing on the show?

It seems that not everyone enjoyed Chris Brown’s performance at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Pop singer, Pink, criticized his performance by tweeting, “one day if I lip-sync, I hope I do it as well as him.” Chris Brown fans then lashed out at her, making death threats. When Chris got wind to it, he tweeted, “Anyone who is upset obviously is upset with their lives... Make your music...make a difference.. Be better than me! Godbless! Team Breezy! Let’s stop sending death threats! I know y'all bout that life but it's the wrong message! Ur turning haters into victims! And that only furthers their pointless existence!''


But “Team Breezy” didn’t stop there. Victoria Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Chrissy Teigen, also took her negative criticism of Chris’ performance to Twitter by saying, “Why sing when you can dance?” Fans sent messages that read, “I hope you are the next 'celebrity' to die" and "you have the brain capacity of a turtle, just die.”


Twitter handles responsible for most of the threats have been deleted.


Ludacris is rocking the bald head now and he has new music!!!!


Check out Jingalin!!




Usher broke down in tears in court over insinuations he prefers to go out partying instead of looking after his children. Usher took to the stand in his bitter custody battle with Tameka Foster in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, and he wiped his eyes with a tissue after his ex-wife's attorney presented photos of the singer partying in Europe in February. Usher tried to explain the pictures, but was told by the judge to let his lawyers do the talking for him. He was also subjected to several questions over his alleged drug use, admitting he has smoked cannabis in the past, but when he was asked if he ever took ecstasy, Usher's lawyer objected.


Usher insisted he has never used drugs in front of his children. Foster is battling for full custody of their two sons, while Usher wants increased visitation rights. The former couple wed in 2007 and separated two years later.





BET announces Samuel L. Jackson as the host for the 2012 BET Awards. There will be performances by Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, and more. And Frankie Beverly & Maze will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award!


2 Chainz was arrested in LaGuardia Airport (New York) today as police said he was carrying brass knuckles in his carry-on luggage. 2 Chainz was passing through security when he was stopped after TSA found the weapon. After police were called, 2 Chainz was taken into custody for misdemeanor possession of a criminal weapon at 1:45pm.


He is expected to be released later this evening and a source close to the camp says he is, "handling the situation."


DJ Drama says these are "supposedly" the brass knuckles he was arrested for:



T.I. shared some fatherly advice with fellow hip hop megastar, Jay Z. Jay and Beyonce welcomed their baby daughter into the world in January, and Tip, who knows a thing or two about parenting, decided to offer Jay a few tips about raising a young girl. “Little girls are going to judge men they meet in the future based off how their father treated them,” T.I. said. “You've got to be her first love, her first everything so when she run into nonsense in the street then she'll know, 'Nah, my daddy would never do it like that, so this isn't even worth my time or attention.’”



Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking Bad album will be re-released to celebrate its 25th anniversary on September 17. Bad was named one of the best selling albums of all time, selling over 45 million copies worldwide.

Accompanying the album is a number of never- before-heard demos recorded by Jackson, who passed away from acute Propofol intoxication in 2009, while making the album. The album will come in a pack featuring three CDs, two collectible booklets and the first ever authorized DVD release of a concert from Jackson’s record breaking Bad tour.

Kanye West has revealed the name of the highly-anticipated G.O.O.D. Music compilation album slated for release later this summer. The project will apparently be called Cruel Summer, and Yeezy will also be premiering a short film of the same name at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The film itself is being billed as a "a fusion of short film and art installation" and an "immersive seven-screen experience." The project will be available for the public to view on May 24th and 25th.


Will Smith was doing the red carpet at the Moscow premiere of Men In Black III, when a male entertainment reporter tried to kiss him on the mouth. The guy is a comedic reporter, and kissing celebrities on the mouth is his thing ... but Will was having none of that. When the reporter's lips brushed against his, Will pushed the guy away then smacked him across the face. Will also said that the reporter was, "lucky I didn't sucker punch him."


The new full cast of the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop have been announced. The new season will take place in Atlanta and features an all-new crew of "celebrities" feuding and fighting over anything and everything. This year's cast will feature Karlee Redd, Lil Scrappy and his girlfriend, Erica Dixon; singer/songwriter K. Michelle, rapper Rasheeda, Eve's ex-boyfriend Stevie J and some girl named Joseline. Rapper Diamond famously quit the show shortly before production began ... reportedly due to conflicts with Scrappy's Mom. The show is expected to air sometime in June.


Heads began to spin after Lopez told The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she wasn’t sure if she would return for a third season. A source told E! News, “she’s just too busy.” Lopez’s tour with Enrique Iglesias will begin in the summer and they’re planning to bring it worldwide in the fall.


Executive Producers of Idol, Nigel Lythgoe, does not want to lose her, but understands she has other obligations, “she’s gotten lots of offers to do movies and other things.”

First Chris Brown went in on Rihanna on a freestyle over Kanye West's "Theraflu" instrumental. Now it's Drake turn! The rapper released a song with 2 Chainz called "No Lie" and Drake raps:


“Oh that look like what’s her name / Chances are it’s what’s her name / Chances are, if she was acting up/ Then I f***ed her once and never f***ed again / She could have a Grammy / I still treat that a** like a nominee / Just need to know what that p**** like / so one time / it’s fine with me.”

WHOA!! Rihanna is the only female artist to win a Grammy that Drake has been romantically linked to. What is going on Rihanna? What are you doing to these men?



Rap artist, 50 Cent, was admitted to the hospital Wednesday evening for surgery. 50 tweeted a photo of himself laying in a hospital bed and tweeted with his followers as he was headed to the operating room.


Sources say 50 is suffering from a stomach virus, but he assured fans that his hospital would not interfere with the release of The Lost Tape, available on May 22.


50 tweeted professional boxing friend, Floyd Mayweather, saying he did not want to go into surgery. 50 remained comical later tweeting, “Do not do a @djdrama gangsta grillz this is all I get,” with a photo of his gifts from his partner.


























Putting fans at ease, 50 explained that he is feeling better today and expects to be released soon.





Donna Summer -- the Queen of Disco -- died this morning after a battle with cancer . 

Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63-years-old. 

Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the '70s with iconic hits like "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls."


Source: TMZ



Big Boi has joined his former rhyme partner in denying an Outkast reunion. Although the duo never officially parted ways, Big says that fans should not expect any new music by Outkast in the near future.


Big believes that people have a misconception of the two reuniting. “Sometimes he comes to the studio and be in my sessions just checking out music,” Big said. “People get excited when they see us in the studio together, but it was never for one specific project. Sometimes Dre’s in the studio listening to my new music.”

Pharrell Williams has extended his business empire by launching a new social media program. Pharrell teamed up with the bosses at United Entertainment Group to create I Am Other, which shines a spotlight on musicians, filmmakers, designers, artists and innovators through different means of communication like Facebook. The program will also offer consumers product and experience recommendations and direct them to various purchasing locations. He tells, "The first installment (of I Am Other) is about delivering those experiences through products, excursions, anything that is tangible to a human that can make their life easier... A lot (of) companies claim they can make the world better. We want to make lives easier and unlock what normally would seem impossible possible."


Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall will no be returning to BET's The Game next season.


Tia went to Twitter to break the bad news to her fans: 

"Just wanted to let all my fans know that I will not be returning to The Game for season 6. It was an incredible run and I had lots of fun along the way. I am looking forward to my upcoming projects...the release of my book #OhBaby [today!]."

Tia's tweet came after Pooch Hall announced he wouldn't be back on the show either. He took to Twitter as well: 

"Me and BET got love for each other… They are wrkin it out. I’m on a new showtime show “Ray Donovan” showtime said I can still do The Game…”

Rumors are there were diputes about money and that Pooch and Tia may not be the only ones walking.

Will you still watch The Game without Pooch and Tia?


Whitney Houston will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in a tribute performed by Jordin Sparks and John Legend at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, will make a special appearance to accept the award in her honor.


Houston, who died Feb. 11 at age 48, holds the distinction of being the first artist ever to have seven consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 and over the course of her career notched four No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, including The Bodyguard soundtrack. Her biggest hit, "I Will Always Love You," spent 14 weeks atop the charts in 1993. She earned 16 Billboard Music Awards, six Grammys, 23 American Music Awards and two Emmys, and has sold 170 million combined albums, single and videos worldwid.



According to Billboard, Kanye West has signed Harlem rapper/singer Teyana Taylor to his G.O.O.D. Music label. The 21-year-old singer is expected to announce details about her upcoming single and album.  In April, Taylor debuted a mixtape, The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor


Jay-Z sat down with CNN yesterday and among the topics he discussed was President Obama's gay marriage endorsement. Jay said, "I've always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That's their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination plain and simple...I think it's the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not - again, it's not about votes. It's about people. It's the right thing to do as a human being."






The fab actress was spotted outside her daughter Nahla's L.A. school today in a screaming match with the paparazzi.  Methinks somebody got a wee bit too close to her baby girl.  And she let them have it!








Jay-Z will be appearing on Oprah's Master Class: Special Edition tonight and on the show, he reveals that he fully expects to be a doting father and knows that he'll likely spoil his baby girl,Blue Ivy. He admits, "I imagine I'll take things I learned from my mom and things I've learned from raising my nephews and apply that. Then at the end of the day, I just know I'll probably have the worst-spoiled little kid ever."




Keyshia Cole has announced that she is teaming up with BET for an upcoming reality television series ... Keyshia Cole: Family First, which is a working title. The six-episode series will begin airing this fall, and "allow viewers to see the singer at her most vulnerable." Cole has previously worked with BET on the reality show Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, which aired from July 2006 to December 2008. On the series, Cole let cameras into her life as she recorded albums and interacted with family members.




According to US Weekly reports:


"Just one month after going public with their romance, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are “very serious,” a source tells the new Us Weekly — as in, ready to pick out rings.

Although the reality star, 31, has yet to finalize her divorce from NBA star Kris Humphries, she and the rapper, 34, “are talking marriage,” says the source. (Over the weekend, Kardashian jetted back from Washington, DC, where she was a guest at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday, to be by West’s side for a Sunday performance of Broadway’s Wicked.)


A sure sign of Kardashian’s commitment? The workaholic star will join the Grammy winner on his summer tour with Jay-Z. “She wants to be with him as much as possible,” the source explains. “They really know and love each other.”


It seemed like most of hip hop was happy with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg performing with a hologram of 2Pac at this year's Coachella Festival, but at least one hip hop star didn't support the idea. Waka Flocka Flame blasted the hologram performance in a recent interview, claiming that everyone should "let that man rest in peace." Waka says, even though the money from the performance went to charities, he didn't think it was fitting. "I hated it, I don't think that sh*t needs to be done," he said. "That sh*t wack. I don't think they should be doing that. 'Cause they getting paid off a dead man's body...that sh*t still ain't cool [that the charity got paid]. You don't know what a dead man be wanting to gotta let that man rest in peace. He's a great."


Nicki Minaj headlines her first tour in North America for Pink Friday.


The Young Money artist will kick off her tour in Chicago on July 16th  while hitting up a town near you before she ends the tour in Vancouver, Canada.


Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday May 4th. 


Nicki will also bring back her intimate meet and greets. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a VIP laminate and lithograph and be the first to enter the venue on the night of the show. During each meet and greet, Minaj will sign autographs and take photos with her Barbz. VIP packages will be available at



Pink Friday North American Tour Dates

July 16 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
July 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit
July 19 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
July 22 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre Atlanta
July 24 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
July 26 – Birmingham, AL – Boutwell Auditorium
July 28 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
July 29 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 31 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
August 2 – Denver, CO – Wells Fargo Theatre
August 4 – Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
August 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
August 11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
August 12 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Trey Songz new video debuts on 106 & Park this Friday. But we have a sneak peek.....and guess who's playing his love interst in the video......


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