- Tika Sumpter DEFENDS "The Have And Have Nots" & "Negative" Black Characters on TV In ROLLING OUT
- Shakira & Rihanna Release Their "Can't Remember To Forget You" Cover + Keyshia Cole Goes In On Non "Loyal" Folks On New Freestyle
- OH? Gabrielle Union Serves Up Relationship DO's & DON'Ts For GLAMOUR Magazine
- MUSIC & DRANK: Outkast Kicking Off 6-Year REUNION At Coachella 2014 + Diddy Finally Gets Married...To DeLeon Tequila
- So...50 Cent Allegedly Hasn't Seen His Teenaged Son Marquise In Over A Year?!
- RED CARPET FAB: Jennifer Hudson, Rocsi Diaz, Queen Latifah & More Hit The 2014 People's Choice Awards
- TV FAB: Gabby Union's "Being Mary Jane" Premiere Nabs 5 Million Viewers! + Tamar Braxton Rocks "Ellen" + Zoe Saldana BOOKED To Lead NBC's "Rosemary's Baby"
- HA! Beyonce, Kelly & Michelle PHOTOBOMB & Surprise Drunken Karaoke Chicks
- FUNNY BUSINESS: Kevin Hart Takes Over ATL's Weather Report + SNL Adds 2 Black Writers + Tyga Shows Off His $2 Mill Maybach
- SPEAKING OUT: Ludacris' Baby's Mother/Jump Off Tamika Fuller "Clears Up" Rumors, Says Luda STILL Hasn't Met His Baby
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 10:06 AM PST
Adultery. Lies. Schemes. Murder. In the latest issue of ROLLING OUT, Tika Sumpter defends her herself and other Black actresses who've been attacked for their controversial Hollywood roles. And she looks damn good while doing so. Get more inside.....
"The Have And Have Nots" leading lady, Tika Sumpter, posed for a flawless photoshoot for the latest ROLLING OUT issue where she talks about her breakout year of success on both the television and the silver screen. As she readies for her newest role in Ride Along (January 17th) with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, she opened up about becoming a "recognizable" face, having the doors of Hollywood opened to her and getting love from fans.
Also, with shows like "Scandal" and her own series drawing fire from critics because of their portrayals of Black women, Tika defends her series and other Hollywood roles saying, "If you want to put a perfect person on TV, you will have no show. In life, sometimes you see yourself in these characters and sometimes it’s not pretty. Life is messy."
Here are more highlights:
Fans of Tika can watch her in Ride Along, in theaters January 17th, and on "The Have And Have Nots" on OWN, Tuesday 9/8c.
Photos via Dewayne Rogers
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 09:44 AM PST
Rihanna and Shakira are gearing up to release their new single "Can't Remember To Forget You". Check out their brand new single cover inside, plus Keyshia Cole letting y'all know she has no love for non loyal folks....
January 13th, Rihanna will appear on Shakira's brand new song "Can't Remember To Forget You". And the two released the official cover artwork today. Sexy.
The track will appear on Shakira's upcoming album. We already have some thoughts on how this one will sound....
And Keyshia Cole, who is still "allegedly" on the rocks with hubby Daniel Gibson, dropped some new music yesterday. And the Steve Madden shoe designer went off about non loyal folks in her life.
She freestyled it on the track, which is called "Loyal" Taking shots at her man? Time will tell.
Lil Wayne and Sean Kingston also appear on the track. Check it below:
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 08:30 AM PST
The gorgeous Gabrielle Union is giving the do's and don'ts when it comes to relationships. Before you lose your wiggery from laughing so hard, peep what the divorced turned newly engaged "Being Mary Jane" star told GLAMOUR magazine inside....
In a new feature for GLAMOUR, Gabby Union is serving up her best relationship advice for what ladies should look for in a man and what she shouldn't be doing to get/keep one.
And the irony wasn't lost on ANYONE. The GLAMOUR commenters and folks around the net are giving epic shade and side eyes, and Dwyane Wade's newest baby's mama probably was as well.
But we must say, the advice doesn't seem so bad. Like most "relationship expertise", most of it is common sense. But at least Gabby's giving us an inside look--with personal examples--of what may or may not work for the single ladies out here.
The advice article, which was likely done up to 3 months ago when we're sure Gabby was aware of Dwyane's "baby on a break that didn't actually happen on a break" situation, was prefaced with the below:
Here's her Do's and Don'ts:
Thoughts? Check out more over at GLAMOUR.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 07:32 AM PST
Newly-reunited band Outkast will end their 6-year hiatus at Coachella this year. Get the deets inside and find out about Diddy's latest wine & spirits venture......
We hinted at a possible Outkast reunion a few weeks ago and it's FINALLY official! On Instagram, Big Boi tweeted a pic with Andre 3000 saying, "Outkast will be Headlining #Coachella 2014 ! Stank You Smelly Much ! And stay Tuned !!!"
Coachella 2014, set for April 12-14 and April 19-21 in Indio,CA, will also feature Arcade Fire and Muse alongside breakout star Lorde. Other YBF faves include A$AP Ferg, Pharrell Williams, Nas, Solange, Chance the Rapper and Trumbone Shorty,
Festival passes for both weekends go on sale Friday, January 10th at 10AM PST.
In new business ventures...
Mega-mogul Diddy has acquired the DeLeon Tequila brand. He announced the deal via Instagram saying,
What can tequila lovers look forward to? One of Diddy's captions captured the oral essence of it all....and what he's calling "liquid luxury".
During a recent interview with FORBES, Diddy, who helped turned Ciroc into a 2-million bottle per year force in the Vodka industry, hinted that the DeLeon deal will be even bigger.
Also, Diddy's new deal differs from Ciroc (from which he earns profits and proceeds from any potential sale) because he invested his own money (through the newly formed Combs Wines & Spirits) and is an equal partner with Diageo North America. So this time around, he's got true ownership. Nice!
Also....the liquid luxury liquor isn't priced for the average consumer. FORBES revealed the five variants of DeLeon will range from $120 to $1,000 a bottle. Get into that.
One of the first folks to congratulate Diddy was Kris Jenner. Of course.
She tweeted, "Congratulations Sean @iamdiddy on an amazing Dream come true!! Love this....#DeleonTequilaAnejo #FabulousFollow"
Are you ready for luxury?
After seven years with Def Jam, The-Dream announced to his fans that he's parting ways with the label. On Instagram he shared,
Though he was named Executive Vice President of A&R at Def Jam in 2012, he hinted that he has far more to do in the music industry,
We'll let you know where he washes ashore.....
Photos via Diddy's Instagram/BigBoi's Instagram
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 06:22 AM PST
50 Cent is being accused of abandoning his 16/17-year-old son Marquise. Check out what his child's mother is saying inside...
Just a couple months after reports of 50 Cent having a new baby boy Sire (with Daphne Joy) hit the net, his first child's mother is saying he's abandoning his oldest son.
Shaniqua Thompkins--whom 50 seems to STAY at odds with--says that Mr. Jackson hasn't seen their son Marquise since May 2012. Coincidentally, that's also only a few months before Sire was born.
And remember that insane text conversation last July where 50 and Marquise (50 claims it was actually Marquise's mother on the other end though) had the worst father-son fight ever?
Looks like things haven't smoothed over yet. Because Shaniqua told media that not only has 50 abandoned his son and has been doting on his new son, Marquise didn't even find out about his half brother Sire until he read it on the net.
50 denies the allegations....kinda. His rep spoke today saying:
Reports also state Shaniqua hasn't worked since 2002...and this is all allegedly a money grab.
Just a mess.
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 07:54 PM PST
Wednesday night at the Nokia Theater in L.A., celebs hit the carpet before the 2014 People's Choice Awards. The Awards are totally based on fan vote....and fans and the public get to attend.
Check out Jennifer Hudson looking white hot, Rocsi Diaz keeping it colorful, big winner Queen Latifah and more...
Well hello there J-Hud. The fab chick, rocking a white shortened and wrapped Kaufmanfranco Spring 2014 dress, was at the PCA's to accept the Favorite Humanitarian Award for her charity work in her hometown of Chicago.
She and her sister Julia, who was also in attendance, began the Julian D. King Foundation in honor of her slain nephew. And every year, the Foundation gives out an incredible amount of products for a huge Christmas Toy Drive and an annual school supply drive for the children of Chicago.
The singer is looking happier than ever these days. Her hubby David was by her side as well.
And she accepted the award beside her sister and said, "Look what God can do!" Congrats Jen!
"Access Hollywood" host Shaun Robinson and "ET" host Rocsi Diaz posed it up together on the carpet.
Rocsi kept it cute in a brightly colored strapless Nicole Miller frock, mint green Manolo Blahnik pumps and a Rina Limor necklace. Loving the makeup.
"Glee' star and Big Sean's fiancee Naya Rivera is serious about this transformation to look like a replica of a certain somebody. She's rocking a Michael Kors colorblocked dress by the way.
"Criminal Minds" star Shemar Moore hit the carpet looking good. He went off script and flirted extra hard with his co-presenter Malin Ackerman too.
And Queen Latifah, who looked fabulous with her makeup perfected by Sam Fine, Sutra emerald and diamond earrings, and a dress by Angela Dean, copped the Best New Talk Show Host award. Congrats!
Photos: Getty/Jennifer's IG
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 05:52 PM PST
Gabby Union helped "Being Mary Jane" rake in a whopping 5 million viewers for that #1 slot on television last night. Deets inside, plus Zoe Saldana's new leading role on NBC and Tamar Braxton burning up the stage on "Ellen"....
Good news! The first original scripted drama series for BET, "BEING MARY JANE", just became the #1 original drama series debut on ALL cable for the 2013-2014 season among Adults 18-49 & Women 18-49. The premiere drew in 3.3 Million total viewers, followed by an encore performance with 1.8 Million total viewers.
Creator Mara Brock Akil has 7 more episodes in store for this premiere season...so get ready for the ride.
Another YBF chick is heading to television with a leading role. And this time it's network television. Zoe Saldana was just announced as the star of NBC's upcoming miniseries, "Rosemary's Baby", based on the original suspense novel and classic horror flick from the late 60's. Mia Farrow played the original leading role of Rosemary Woodhouse. And if you've seen the original, you know this will be a dramatic and intense situation all around.
A leading role on network television, even if it's just a 4 hour mini series remake, is definitely major. Congrats Zoe!
Tamar Braxton rolled to "Ellen" today to perform her single "All The Way Home". And she also chatted about her talk show "The Real" getting picked up for Fall 2014, her baby boy Logan, and that big ass new ring she got for Christmas.
Peep that video below:
Tamar's up for 3 Grammy nods as well.
1. Ray Allen and Spike Lee Considering 'He Got Game' Sequel STORY
2. Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal in Washington D.C. Assault Case.
Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 01:36 PM PST
So...here's one of those times when you determine if your friend is really your friend. Whether or not they wake your drunken self up....when Beyonce is in your face.
Check out Bey, Kelly, and Michelle's hilarious drunken photobomb at a Miami karaoke club inside...
Beyonce, Jay Z, Timbaland, Kelly and Michelle walk into a bar. In Miami. For karaoke. And what went down at Sing Sing Miami that night was funny as hell.
The owner of the karaoke bar, Kellie Pilicer, says that last night, the whole crew came in looking extra casual (same night as Blue Ivy's second birthday). They came super late when only two of the 17 booths were occupied.
And after Kellie was shocked to see it was Beyonce who was the woman who walked in asking her where the bathroom was, shenanigans went down after that.
Bey reportedly asked where the other two occupied rooms were--not because she thought they would be a bother--because she wanted to go surprise them.
So Bey and Kelly were caught on video entering the booth of 3 chicks who were reportedly there singing and drinking away for 6 hours. The girls were dancing it up with the D-Child chicks without even recognizing who they were. And when they finally did, they were shocked for their lives. Too bad one of the three was passed out asleep.
So what did Yonce and Kelly do? A drunken photobomb pic with the passed out chick. Ha!
The owner told the Miami Times:
Gotta love it.
Photos courtesy of Sing Sing Miami
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 12:12 PM PST
Kevin Hart is on his promo tip for his upcoming flick Ride Along. So he decided to Fox 5 in Atlanta to give the news report. For real. Check the pics inside, plus "SNL"'s newest moves with black folks....
Ha! Kevin Hart & Ice Cube's film Ride Along is hitting theaters January 17th. So the comedian thought it would be pretty damn funny to roll up in Fox 5 News this morning to tell Atlanta just how cold it would be for the day. Yep, he took over the weather report.
He and Cube also rolled to HLN to take over Robin Meade's Morning Express. Ha!
In other funny business, "SNL" is keeping "let's finally add blacks to the mix" party going.
After officially hiring the first black female cast member in 5 years this week, Sasheer Zamata, the sketch comedy show has just hired two black female writers.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, who were discovered during the sketch show's recent auditions, will join SNL's writers' room starting Monday. They are both comedians, but as of right now, are not scheduled to appear in front of the camera.
Sasheer's first night will be January 18th...with musical guest & host Drake.
And in other funny business:
Tyga decided to cop a $2.2 mill Maybach. The car itself actually costs a little over a million, but he tricked it out--ith things like a 40 inch TV--for another mill. The car is a convertible white 2014 Mercedes Maybach 62 S Landaulet. And very few people have this model. Jay Z and Birdman are two who do though. Peep all the pics of his custom ride that his baby boy King Cairo has already experienced HERE.
Whether Tyga actually has the money for this is the funny part. But when you've turned a stripper/video vixen into a housewife who paparazzi
Photos: Tyga's IG
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 09:52 AM PST
Tamika Fuller, the woman who Ludacris stepped out on his longtime girlfriend Eudoxie with, is speaking out about the baby girl she recently had with the rapper. And she's attempting to clear up rumors about her relationship with Luda and her past.
With reports circulating that Tamika has attempted to extort money and a car from Ludacris, is a former stripper and more, she's now speaking out. It was also believed she is attempting, or will be attempting, to get child support from Luda.
Luda has already filed papers of his own for preventative measures (he doesn't deny the child), saying what his child support SHOULD be. And he paints a picture of Tamika being a gold digger.
So Tamika, who is disputing ever being a stripper like rumors state, has some things to say in regards to baby Cai Bella Bridges. She says:
Alrighty then. Rumors swirled that Tamika attempted to keep the baby from Lida and his girlfriend, but she says otherwise. And that Ludacris hasn't even met his baby. Sad.
Photos: Tamika's Twitter
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