- SPEAK ON IT: Nick Cannon In Whiteface + Dencia's "Whitenicious" Skin Bleaching Crime & Unapologetic Response About Lupita Nyong'o....Humor Or Self-Hate?
- Pharrell Gets Colorful For The Cover Of GQ + Talks Race, Buffalo Hats & The Oscar Snub
- Kanye West Prepares For Take-Off With Kim + Naomi Campbell Offers Up Polite Shade About That VOGUE Cover
- OH LAWD! LAPD INVESTIGATING Columbus Short's ALLEGED Involvement In SCANDALOUS Bar Fight
- STANNING FOR HER MAN: Rihanna Pops Up At Drake's Tour Stop In London
- BACK IN TIME: Jay Z & The Late B.I.G. Cover New York Magazine’s Yesteryear Issue
- Lauryn Hill’s Publicist Says Lauryn Is NOT In Trouble With Uncle Sam AGAIN + Anita Baker ADDRESSES Arrest Warrant & Avoids Going To Jail
- Keyshia Cole POSTS Bikini Pics From Miami, SWEARS OFF Interviews + Future CONFIRMS "It's A Boy" On WENDY
- MUSIC VIDEOS: Kelis "Rumble" + Fefe Dobson "In Better Hands"
- KIM, KANYE & NORTH: MORE Pics From ‘VOGUE’ Spread Released
- THE CARTERS ON THE MOVE: Beyonce, Jay Z & Blue Ivy Sightsee In Barcelona
- NEW MUSIC: Chris Brown's "Loyal" Featuring Lil' Wayne & Tyga (VIDEO) + Jay Electronica & Jay Z "We Made It" (REMIX)
- SPOTTED: Nicole Murphy & Michael Strahan Hanging Out In St. Barts + Cory & Tia Mowry Hardrict Have Dinner In Hollywood
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 10:18 AM PDT
With all the "Blackface" controversy we've seen in recent months, it's interesting to watch Nick Cannon and Nigerian popstar Dencia put their stamp on "Whiteface"....but is it comedy or self-hate? Speak On It......
For many months, we've seen numerous fashion mags use Blackface to promote products. Now, there are products being promoted via Whiteface. Over on Instagram, comedian/tv host Nick Cannon donned Whiteface and renamed himself Connor Smallnut to promote the release of his next cd White People Party Music (due April 1st).
He captioned, "It's official... I'm White!!!" Cannon captioned the pic. "#WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC #Wppm in stores April 1st!!!!!!Dude Go Get It!!!Join The Party!!!! #GoodCredit #DogKissing #BeerPong #FarmersMarkets #FistPumping #CreamCheeseEating #RacialDraft ‘Bro I got drafted!!'"
Dencia, a Nigerian-Cameroonian pop-star has been raising eyebrows for promoting a new skin bleaching cream named "Whitenicious." SIDEBAR: When Dencia began her career, she was the same complexion as Lil' Kim .#noshade. Dencia first come to our attention when she and Whitenicious were mentioned in the open letter Lupita Nyong'o read about her dark skin during the Essence luncheon. In her own defense, Dencia responded,
But it seems--based on her current look--that's exactly how she feels.
While many people of color are upset by "Blackface", what about "Whiteface"? Is it funny when Nick Cannon does it? Is Dencia solely promoting self-hate?
SPEAK ON IT!
Photos via Nick Cannon's Instagram/Whitenicious ad
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 08:42 AM PDT
The uber stylish Pharrell kept it colorful and "Happy" for the new cover of GQ magazine. Check out everything he had to say from race to those hats to losing the Oscar race inside....
For GQ’s April cover, Pharrell chops it up with writer Zach Baron about politics (he’s says Hillary will take it all!), the Tea Party, twerking, race, that much-discussed hat-collection, and losing the Best Song Oscar.
Here are the highlights:
P's G I R L album debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts, and he's set to perform on "SNL" April 5th.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 07:50 AM PDT
Fresh off debuting their April 2014 VOGUE cover, Kanye West and his fianceè Kim K. are jetting off to NYC. Pics of the couple pushing through the paparazzi at LAX, plus Naomi Campbell's slight shade about their cover....
Mr. West arrived at LAX with Kim in tow last night as they jetted off to New York City. And, of course, they had the paparazzi waiting there for their arrival:
Meanwhile, celebs continue to chime in about the cover. And supermodel Naomi Campbell expressed her opinion--with that polite shade we love--on an Australian TV program called "The Morning Show".
When asked how she felt about it all, given that she's covered VOGUE numerous times in her almost 30-year career, she said:
"I do not want to comment." Ha!
But she did continue saying, "I'm a fashion model and I've been working for 28 years. When you get a VOGUE cover, it's a build in your career. It's a stepping stone to achieve that. I'm a fashion model, so, what more can I say."
When asked, "So you think Kim and Kanye haven't earned the right to be on the cover?" Naomi offered up an answer like only she can:
"Those are your words, I'm being politically correct. That's Anna's choice to put them on the cover of her magazine, who's to question it."
Bloop. Check the video below:
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 06:59 AM PDT
LAPD is investigating whether Columbus Short put his "Gladiator" skills to work on the face of a bar patron who ended up unconscious AND with a broken nose. Deets on the bar fight inside....
"Scandal" star Columbus Short may really have some gladiator skills when it comes to "laying hands." Eyewitnesses at Gabe's Bar and Grill in L.A. told TMZ that Columbus went all-HUCK on a dude who insulted him at the bar. The two started arguing during a couple's engagement party after the bar guy said something to him like, "You might be richer than me but I get my girls to buy me everything I want including your wife."
Fighting words, obviously.
At that point, an eyewitness said Columbus came up from behind (real Quinn-like right?) and sucker punched the guy leaving him with a broken nose was and unconscious for several minutes...B-613 style. Cops are now investigating a criminal battery.
We don't expect this to make it to trial however....because we know how folks can keep things like this off the books....
Here's video of the alleged victim. EYEWITNESSES claim he additionally had a broken nose. We also reached out to Columbus' reps for comment.
Photos via Getty
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:10 PM PDT
Rihanna rolled into London today and her first stop was her boo Drake's concert. Check the pics inside...
After spending over a week earlier this month traveling around Europe with Drizzy on his "Would You Like A Tour?" tour, Rih is right back with Drizzy in London.
The singer, who was just named the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon, was spotted with besties Melissa and Jennifer in the sound booth at the O2 Arena drinking and rocking out as Drake performed:
Hot. The twosome haven't addressed their new status publicly, but seeing that they've been pretty much inseparable for weeks now--sneaking in and out of restaurants and hotels together--it's safe to say they're making a serious go of a relationship. And we're not mad at it.
We shall see...
1. VH1's "Hit The Floor" promo for season 2 is out. VIDEO
Photos: Rihanna-Diva's Twitter
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 05:00 PM PDT
In honor of New York Magazine’s annual yesteryear issue, Jay Z and the late Notorious B.I.G. nab two of the eight covers. Check out the throwback pics inside…
In celebration for 100 years of pop music in New York, Jay Z and the late Biggie graced two of the eight covers (including Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, and Lou Reed) for New York Magazine’s annual yesteryear issue.
Hov’s cover (above) shows a baby-faced rapper from a 1997 cover.
In the Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music, hip-hop icon Rick Rubin described working with Jay Z on "99 Problems”:
And the late Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. was also featured:
Check out the complete list of artist profiles in the Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music including, Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent and more here. Also, read Jody Rosen’s The Town That Put the Pop in Music: A Look Back at 100 Years of New York Sounds here.
Photos: NY Magazine's Twitter
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 03:22 PM PDT
So it seems Lauryn Hill is NOT in trouble with Uncle Sam again and Anita Baker dodged going to jail after an arrest warrant was issued. Find out what Lauryn Hill’s publicist had to say about her tax situation and why Anita Baker wasn’t arrested inside…
There were reports that former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill was in trouble with the IRS once again, but apparently those reports are false…according to Lauryn’s publicist.
Lauryn was sentenced to jail last year and served 3-months for owing Uncle Sam nearly $970,000. She claimed she had "left society" and was no longer in the music business...but intended to fix her tax situation.
RadarOnline reported that they had new tax documents that Ms. Hill still owed a total of $867,000 for tax evasions from 2005 to 2011 and that the IRS had filed another lien against the singer.
NOW…Lauryn’s publicist is speaking out against those reports and confirms the tax documents are old and that Lauryn does NOT owe any more taxes.
Kathryn Frazier of Biz3 Publicity (Lauryn's publicist) confirms:
And in other legal woes…
Legendary singer Anita Baker was reportedly issued an arrest warrant after she allegedly skipped out on a court hearing over a lawsuit filed against her by a house painter.
TMZ reported a Detroit judge withdrew a warrant, which would have sent Anita to jail, after her lawyer pleaded on her behalf that she was never served legal documents regarding the lawsuit.
Apparently, a house painter filed a lawsuit against the singer after he claimed she did not pay him for the work he had done. Anita allegedly didn’t pay him because his work didn’t meet her expectations, so he sued.
The Grammy Award winning singer missed the first court hearing for the lawsuit, which resulted in a default judgment in the painter’s favor. A second hearing was scheduled in which Anita was a no-show and an arrest warrant was issued.
The "Caught Up In The Rapture" singer took to her Twitter to address the lawsuit drama tweeting:
Anita’s lawyer will fight for her in court next month in an attempt to reverse the default judgment based on the fact that Anita never received the lawsuit.
Good for her.
1.Judge Joe Brown was ARRESTED for contempt of court! STORY
Photos: Chad Batka/The New York Times/Anita Baker’s Twitter
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 03:20 PM PDT
Keyshia Cole shared new photos from Miami over the weekend and decided to cut back on interviews after a nasty encounter with V103 Atlanta’s “The Ryan Cameron Morning Show.” Find out what happened inside and see Future on "WENDY."
Over the weekend, Keyshia Cole headed to down to Miami to relax and promoted her new singles “Rick James” and “Next Time.” She tweeted, "My trip to Miami is just about over. Just turnt up on the jet skies."
While out at the club one night, she bumped into Jadakiss. "I'll tell u what! Kno man/woman has ever been perfect! But I thank GOD, I've made it this far! All u Suckas that wanna act REAL. Fuk U! Respect to my REAL NICCAS holding it down! Jada! Will always have ️ and respect for u! God Bless #believetht"
Although Keyshia had a great weekend, she ran into a few issues this morning. During a call-in to V103 Atlanta’s “The Ryan Cameron Morning Show,” Keyshia was offended by the co-hosts after they began prying into her strained marriage with Daniel “Boobie” Gibson. As things started to get left, she said, “Ya’ll really fu**ing with my shit right now...I got some other shit going on.”
Keyshia really got upset when "Wanda" asked if she put her career before her marriage and if she was really "wifey" material. Keyshia said “Are you trying to insinuate that I was one-dimensional?” The interview DID NOT end well.
Keyshia got on Twitter and said,
Listen to the heated interview here.
On morning television...
Future stopped by "WENDY" this morning where he performed a medley of his hits and confirmed to Wendy that he and Ciara are expecting a baby boy! Check out the highlights, interview and performance (above):
On his wedding: “The wedding plans are going great. I’ma let [Ciara] handle the wedding. I’m doing my album. The album’s coming out April 22, so she’s coordinating [the wedding]. Very well. She’s doing a great job at that. I’m just approving everything.”
On settling down with Ciara: “For me, it just gave me balance. You’re doing so much so you can just focus on your career, not chasing girls, chasing different women or whatever.”
Photos via Keyshia Cole's Instagram
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 12:36 PM PDT
New videos from Kelis "Rumble" and Fefe Dobson "In Better Hands" have been released. Watch them inside...
Kelis has released "Rumble" as the second visual from her forthcoming studio album Food (Apr. 22). In the Christian Lamb-directed video, she perches atop an upholstered chair, in the middle of a lake, while surrounded by men straight out of “Duck Dynasty.” As she contemplates taking her lover back, she always returns to the refrain, “I’m so glad you gave back my keys.”
Watch "Rumble" here:
In other new videos...
Today is the global premiere of Fefe Dobson's brand new music video for the single "In Better Hands." The Aaron A directed music video showcases unconventional vignettes of love and an edgier side of Fefe Dobson. The song is the second official single from Fefe's forthcoming album Firebird.
Here's another track from the "FOOD" sessions, produced by BassHitter.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 12:00 PM PDT
After shocking us all with the KimYe cover of VOGUE, new pics of the West family (including North) have been released. Check the cute family photos inside…
After the many dinner parties and rumors of Kanye begging Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to put Kim on the cover of VOGUE, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally landed top billing in the April 2014 issue of VOGUE magazine's Shape issue.
Their adorable 10-month-old baby North is also a part of the VOGUE fabness which was captured by Annie Leibovitz. Kim talked to VOGUE about dressing up North like her father saying “I put Kanye’s big chains around her, and I put a little Louis bag and some Jordans, and I was like, ‘What up, Daddy?’
After receiving negative backlash over KimYe’s cover, Anna Wintour defended her choice in the Editor’s Letter, saying it was entirely her idea.
Photos via VOGUE/Annie Leibovitz
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 11:13 AM PDT
Jay Z, Beyonce & Blue Ivy were spotted in Barcelona where they walked around and toured a Roman Catholic Church. Check the pics of the family inside…
As the end of The Mrs. Carter World Tour approaches, Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy were spotted out and about in Barcelona, Spain. On Sunday, Jay held on tight to Blue as Bey, who recently made an impromptu stop at Anne Frank’s House, snapped photos at the La Sagrada Familia before her show.
Art enthusiasts from all over gather in Spain to see beautiful buildings designed by architect Antoni Gaudi.
The Carters have been trekking all over the world as Bey slays the stage overseas. The happy family-of-three were also spotted lunching along the water at the Harbour Club in the Nederlands and before lunch, Bey & Jay enjoyed a nice bike ride.
Mr. Carter recently went in on Drake on Jay Electronica’s “We Made It” remix after Drake expressed to the Rolling Stone about his annoyance of Jay always rapping about art. He rapped:
Ha! As we can see, Jay really is about that art life.
Bey will perform tonight at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona before heading to Lisbon for her final two shows on March 26th & March 27th. When it's all said and done, Queen Bey will have performed a total of 132 shows on The Mrs. Carter World Tour. Werk Bey!
Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Bey’s custom costumes for her tour:
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 09:51 AM PDT
Chris Brown debuted the "Loyal" video featuring Lil' Wayne & Tyga. Watch the clip inside and listen to Jay Electronica & Jay Z's "We Made It" (Remix).
While Chris Brown sits in jail, the show (aka the music) must go on. He recently dropped the video for his latest single "Loyal" featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga.
Chris directed the clip, which he shot on the Universal CityWalk, and it features cameos from Trey Songz, Usher and Ty Dolla $ign. The dance moves were choreographed by Flii Stylz. SIDEBAR: We're still waiting on a release date for his album "X."
Watch "Loyal" here:
In other new music....
Jay Electronica (aka Erykah Badu's baby daddy) teamed up with Jay Z for a remix to Soulja Boy’s “We Made It.” Jay used his verse to respond to Drake's ROLLING STONE article saying,
Listen to "We Made It (REMIX)" here"
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 09:30 AM PDT
Nicole Murphy and her boo Michael Strahan were spotted on the beach in St. Barts while Tia Mowry Hardrict was spotted at dinner with her husband Cory Hardrict in West Hollywood. Check the pics inside…
Retired NFL star and “Live With Kelly & Michael” host Michael Strahan and his fiancée "Hollywood Exes" star Nicole Murphy spent their weekend in St. Barts.
Nicole, who was spotted flaunting her amazing body in Maui last month, is currently taping the third season of VH1's reality series "Hollywood Exes.”
In other couple spottings...
Actress Tia Mowry Hardrict was spotted dining out with her husband Cory Hardrict at Madeo in West Hollywood.
Leaving little Cree behind, the couple smiled as they were photographed leaving. Tia was in all black with a rather interesting pair of pink booties while her hubby rocked a stripped button-up and slacks.
Looks like they enjoyed their alone time.
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