- NIGHT WALKERS: Drake PARTIES At Hooray Henry’s In Hollywood + Djimon Hounsou SINGS In The Rain With His Umbrella In London
- Benzino & His Girl Althea BLASTS Mona Scott-Young For Allegedly Setting Up “LAHH ATL” Reunion Brawls + “Preachers Of L.A.” Season 2 Trailer
- Universal Studios RESPONDS To “Straight Outta Compton” Casting Call Backlash, Says Filmmakers Did NOT Approve + “Bad Girls Club” Star Tanisha Thomas JOINS “Orange Is The New Black”
- Kanye West Flosses For The August 2014 GQ Cover
- LOCKED UP: Omarion JAILED After Skipping Out On Traffic Court
- YEP.....IT'S OVER! Apollo Nida BLASTS Phaedra Parks For SKIPPING His SENTENCING, Says Their MARRIAGE WON'T Survive His Jail Term
- "Beyonce" Fashion Exhibit To DEBUT At Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame + Wendy Williams JOINS "Aaliyah" Biopic As Executive Producer & Alexandra Shipp REPLACES Zendaya As Aaliyah
- MAGAZINE FAB: Lupita Nyong’o SHINES On The Cover Of Elle France's July 2014 Issue + Marsha Ambrosius Talks ‘Friends & Lovers’ In Rolling Out Magazine
- EXCLUSIVE: "Get On Up" Star Jill Scott SPEAKS About Her DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Scenes And You Won't Believe Which FAMOUS Ex-BASKETBALL WIFE Gave Her The BEST Advice EVER!
Posted: 19 Jul 2014 08:25 AM PDT
Fresh off hosting the ESPY Awards, Drake was spotted leaving a nightclub in Hollywood. On the other side of the pond, Djimon Hounsou was spotted singing in the rain with his big green umbrella. Peep their candids inside….
After killing his hosting gig at the 2014 ESPY Awards, Drake was spotted making his way out of Hooray Henry’s nightclub in West Hollywood last night.
On Wednesday evening, Drizzy had Twitter abuzz with his humorous punch lines, comical skits (with a cameo from Chris Brown) and his satirical track “Side Pieces,” dominating the social media atmosphere with tweets and retweets of the night’s funniest moments.
The “Worst Behavior” rapper garnered an impressive 1.1 million tweets during the awards broadcasting.
Not only that, the Canadian rapper’s parody tracks “Side Pieces” landed at the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Trending 140 as well as his equally funny "Honorable Mentions” track, which peaked at No. 4. Nice.
And on the other side of the pond....
“How To Train Your Dragon 2” star Djimon Hounsou was spotted smiling and singing in the rain under his big green umbrella. Djimon was leaving the Chiltern Firehouse in London, where he is currently filming for the new Tarzan film with Samuel L. Jackson and Margot Robbie.
He is also currently filming for a sci-fi thriller titled Air, which is reportedly about two custodians who struggle to hold onto their sanity living in an underground bunker with cryogenically frozen people meant to re-populate society. Not mad.
Photos: Splash News/Pacific Coast News
Posted: 19 Jul 2014 06:14 AM PDT
Benzino and his fiancée Althea Heart are blasting Mona Scott-Young for setting up the multiple fights that broke out during the taping of “LAHH ATL” reunion. Also, a new trailer for the upcoming season of “Preachers of L.A.” was just released. More inside…
“LAHH ATL” reunion taping went down this week. And it ended with one big bang…actually multiple big bangs. Multiple fights broke out which resulted in the cops and paramedics having to come on the scene to tend to several people who were injured.
Cast mates Benzino and his fiancée Althea Heart believe Mona Scott-Young was behind all of the shenanigans that went down during the reunion show taping. Why? Well…a picture surfaced soon after the brawls, which led them to believe Mona was behind it all.
It was reported, Joseline was the aggressor in all of the fights that broke out. After taping for the reunion ended, Stevie J posted a picture of Joseline with a friend….and who is in the middle? Mona Scott-Young!
According to Benzino, Mona went out to dinner at Mr. Chows with Joseline right after the reunion. Stevie allegedly posted the picture (above) and was supposedly asked by Mona to take it down. But you know, what’s it’s out there, it’s out there.
In the caption, Benzino said,
Althea caught the pic first and posted it to her Instagram with the caption, “That reunion was planned all good though. [heart]it too. You guys got the wrong one!! Lol."
And on another reality show...
“Preacher of L.A.” is returning for a new season. And we have the new season’s official trailer. The new season premieres August 20th at 10PM ET and from the looks of the trailer, it looks to be another drama-filled season.
The six mega-pastors Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson are returning to the pulpit and the small screen with cameras following them as they maneuver through their family relationships and of course, their respective ministries.
Along with the new season, “Fix My Choir” star/former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams will be hosting a two-part special featuring each cast member as they reflect back on the first season. The special will premiere on July 23rd at 10/9c. Check the trailer above.
1. Karrueche Tran confirms she and Chris Brown are back on and thought the skit Breezy appeared in with Drake at the ESPY’s was hilarious. STORY
Photos: Benzino's IG/Althea's IG
Posted: 19 Jul 2014 05:19 AM PDT
We told you about the offensive and down right racist casting call the “Straight Outta Compton” movie put out. Now find out what Universal Studios had to say about the casting information. Also, “Bad Girls Club” star Tanisha Thomas just landed a new gig. Deets inside….
As the NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton” is gearing up to begin filming, there was a casting call released for the film that left many African-American women (and men) offended. Why? Well take a look at how they described what they were looking for below:
Ummm...yea...THIS is the casting call they're responding to.
Now the studio is speaking out saying NO one approved for this casting call to be released. In short it was explained, "the filmmakers ... did not approve and do not condone the information in this casting notice. We regret and sincerely apologize for being in any way associated with the offensive descriptions it contained."
So why did Sande Alessi Casting post it if it wasn’t approved? Hmm…
You’ll recall, TMZ spoke to a rep for Sande Alessi Casting who said the ad was an "innocent mistake"…wait what? A mistake. Chile....
Do you feel their apology was sincere?
And coming to NetFlix…..
"Bad Girl" Tanisha Thomas has landed herself a new gig. And it’s on one of the hottest television show series, “Orange Is The New Black.” The show has been becoming quite popular in it's 2nd season, picking up two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series and Laverne Cox grabbed a nod for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy.
Tanisha made her exciting announcement that she's joining the television show for Season 3 on her social media accounts saying, “And guess who just got invited?!!! #blessed #oitnbseason3 look out for your girl”
Right now, Tanisha is currently working on saving her marriage with her husband Clive on WE Tv’s “Marriage Boot Camp.” If you watch the show, it will be interesting to see if the two will remain together. She's definitely a handful! Guess we'll find out next week during the finale.
Photos: Michael Buckner/Getty Images North America/Universal Studios/Twitter
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 07:28 PM PDT
Self-proclaimed fashion god Kanye West is finally the due he believes he deserves...from the men's fashion bible GQ. Check out his August 2014 cover inside...
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 03:05 PM PDT
Omarion is following in the footsteps of his MMG labelmate Meek Mill. He was arrested this morning for skipping out on traffic court. Get the deets on Maybach O's arrest inside...
Omarion is currently working on building his street cred…we’re kidding. But he did get arrested and was hauled off to jail for not appearing in traffic court this morning.
According to TMZ, the MMG singer ran a stop sign while driving around Fernando Valley earlier today. An officer spotted him making the traffic violation, ran his license and found a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The dad-to-be was wanted for failing to appear in court on another traffic ticket, so they detained him and sent him off to jail.
He’s currently being held on a $20,00 bond.
Photos: Omarion's IG
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 01:28 PM PDT
Apollo Nida is finally speaking out since his sentencing and he's confirmed that he and wife Phaedra Parks are not in a good space and he doesn't think their marriage will survive his upcoming jail term. Listen to his interview inside.
In his first interview since he was sentenced to 8-years in jail for identity theft and other crimes, Apollo Nida talked to BE100 Radio's STFU! Crew and host Rodney Perry where he confirmed what we'd already suspected, Phaedra is done with him.
You'll recall, while Apollo was in court, Phaedra was in Cancun with Fantasia and Kandi. Tsk Tsk. In addition to blasting Phaedra for skipping his sentencing, he says he regrets what this will do to his family. Here are the highlights:
Though he'll be heading to the slammer soon (he's awaiting word from the US District Court in Georgia), Apollo did get some good news. He only has to pay back $1.9M that he stole. This is good news because he was facing 30 years and could have been asked to pay back $14M. Clearly, he had some good lawyers.
According to TMZ, the money will be split like this:
-- JP Morgan Chase $828,300
Listen to the interview here:
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 11:19 AM PDT
A new exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will centers around some of Beyonce’s iconic outfits. Also, Wendy Williams announced today she will be joining Lifetime for the Aaliyah biopic as an executive producer and Nickelodeon actress Alexandra Shipp is replacing Zendaya Coleman as Aaliyah. Deets inside…
A new exhibit is coming to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and it will feature iconic ensembles from Beyonce’s closet. This is the first time an exhibit has been featured in the "Legends of Rock" for an artist who has not been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Work Bey.
According to AP, outfits from the “Drunk In Love” singer’s Super Bowl performance and select music videos will debut Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in its Legends of Rock section. Bey’s threads will be showcased right next to iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.
Highlights of the fashion exhibition include:
Bey will be eligible for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Destiny's Child in 2022 and as a solo artist in 2027. Tonight, she’s taking the stage with her husband Jay Z in her hometown at the Minute Maid Park stadium.
And in other news...
Talk show host Wendy Williams (who turns 50 today) proudly announced her Wendy Williams Productions company is joining LIFETIME for the Aaliyah biopic titled, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. Wendy will serve as an executive producer and production for the film begins later this month. Wendy is bringing in 50 with a bang!
Also, a new actress has been tapped to replace Zendaya Coleman for the lead role of Aaliyah. Nickelodeon actress Alexandra Shipp (above) will now be playing the late singer in the upcoming biopic. Along with her new role, Alexandra is also playing the lead in a new modernized version of Drumline, executive produced by Nick Cannon.
VH1 is producing the film which is titled, Drumline: A New Beat and it’s set to premiere this October.
Will you be watching?
Photos: Getty/AP/Gf/Bauer Griffin
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 10:13 AM PDT
She does it again! Lupita Nyong’o nabbed yet another magazine cover and she is simply radiant. Check out her effortless fabness on the cover of Elle France magazine’s newest issue and Marsha Ambrosius on the cover of Rolling Out magazine inside…
When it comes to slaying magazine covers, Lupita Nyong’o can do no wrong.
After giving us all life with her first ever VOGUE cover, the Oscar-winning actress stuns on yet another magazine cover. Lupita is effortlessly fab in a beautiful yellow Giambattista Valli‘s Haute Couture dress, serving up some Marliyn Monroe tease on the cover of Elle France magazine's July 2014 issue.
Shot by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, the most beautiful one glowed as she flashed her million dollar smile and showed off a little leg. Not only can she braid hair like a pro, the Lancôme spokeswoman proves she can rock covers with the best of the best. And we’re totally here for it.
The Kenyan beauty is currently filming her new role in Star Wars Episode VII and is gearing up to play the voice of Rakcha in The Jungle Book alongside Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba.
And on another magazine cover....
Marsha Ambrosius is gracing the cover of Rolling Out magazine’s newest issue. And she’s dishing on her new album Friends & Lovers.
In the cover story, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter reveals hurdles she had to jump to release her new album, her outlook on life, finding love, inspiration and more.
Here are some highlights:
Check out Marsha’s full interview here.
In celebration of her newly released album, Marsha performed her lead single “Run” on Conan this week.
And she’s also joining John Legend on his “All Of Me Tour,” starting July 22nd in Cedar Park, TX. Nice!
Photos: Elle France/Rolling Out
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 09:37 AM PDT
TheYBF.com caught up with Get On Up star Jill Scott who opened up about her demanding film role, preparing for her domestic violence scenes and also revealed the best piece of advice she got from Michael Jordan's ex Juanita, (who got one of the biggest divorce settlements of all time). Read our exclusive inside...
TheYBF.com headed over to the luxurious Mandarin Oriental NYC recently, where correspondent Bree Green sat down with Jill Scott to discuss her role in the upcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up. Jill plays Deidre "Dee-Dee" Jenkins, James Brown's second wife, who is subjected to bouts of domestic violence. During our chat, Jill revealed how she "went all in" and actually bruised herself during her scenes.
Wow......should we be getting ready for the 2015 Oscars Jilly? By the way, Jill, looked amazing in a Pink Tartan dress, Calvin Klein Jacket, Prada Shoes and BeBe belt. And she was surprisingly candid about her own mother's bout with domestic violence, the importance of paying homage to our musical greats and how James Brown influenced her. Then, Jill shocked us when she revealed that Michael Jordan's ex-wife Juanita (who received one of the biggest divorce settlements of all time) gave her the BEST advice she's ever received. Check it.....
"Get On Up", which will be released nationwide on August 1st, stars Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, Jiill Scott as James' second wife, Deidre "Dee-Dee" Jenkins, YBF fave Tika Sumpter as Yvonne Fair, Viola Davis as Susie Brown, Octavia Spencer as Aunt Honey and
Watch the trailer here:
Photos Bree A. Green/TheYBF.com
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