Summary: In an interview with the radio show The Breakfast Club, Kanye slams his ex Amber Rose for trashing his wife Kim Kardashian.
In a Thursday Morning interview on the Breakfast Club, the hosts questioned Kanye West about his reaction to the recent dispute between his infamous ex girlfriend Amber Rose and his sister in law Khloe Kardashian. West told the hosts he did not feel compelled to talk to Amber about her trash talking about the Kardashians, implying that Kim was on another level (a higher level) from Amber.
“If Kim had like dated me when I first wanted to be with her, there wouldn’t be an Amber Rose, you know what I’m saying?…It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that’s with Amber Rose…I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim..,” Kanye told the hosts.
The hosts then went on to quiz him about the rampant rumors of a sexual and/or romantic relationship between his sister in law Kylie Jenner and rapper Tyga. To the question of the appropriateness of their relationship, he responded that their age difference did not seem very significant to him as he knows of relationships with wider age gaps. After a bit of fumbling around for a safe answer, Kanye said: “I think he got in early. I think he was smart.”
To hear the full interview, view the official clip from The Breakfast Club below:
Summary: The Thompson family – the stars of TLC’s cancelled show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” are in L.A. for meetings with T.V. producers regarding a possible spin-off.
TMZ reported that Honey Boo Boo’s family is in L.A. this week meeting with producers who are interested in re-introducing the family to cable viewers as “Beverly Hillbillies”. Fans of the show may be seeing the family in a new house, with money and drivers, trying to adjust to being famous. TLC is in discussions with the family about going this route with the spin off of their wildly popular show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ which was cancelled last October.
The problem is that the producers from TLC want to bring up Chickadee’s molestation by Mama June’s ex boyfriend Mark McDaniel and use the issue to inaugurate the show. The family reportedly wants to deal with the issue in private however. TMZ also reported that their sources say the producers are trying to work the angle of Mama June and Sugar Bear reuniting and co parenting for the show.
It is common knowledge that even the most “perfect” models undergo the photoshop treatment before their image is deemed fit for consumption by the general public. Even older beauties like the iconic Cindy Crawford have unrealistic muscles and skin applied to them in print. The nation was therefore shocked when the picture above of the beautiful Crawford that had clearly not been retouched surfaced online.
In a blog post on their website, Marie Claire magazine admits that the image was leaked from a collection of photos taken for a December 2013 cover shoot for Marie Claire Mexico. The magazine then went on to declare that the picture “defies expectations—it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous.” While the image in question did not make it to print at all (with or without retouching) it began circulating on the internet over the weekend after British ITV anchor Charlene White shared it on Twitter. White claims to have seen it on friend’s instagram page then hunted it down on the internet before coming across it again on a website she does not remember the name of.
White told CNN: “Women come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. I think it’s important to see all sorts of body shapes on our screens and in our magazines so that people have a true reflection of what people look like.”
Women on the internet have been chiming in on the image which has added more fuel to the ongoing debate of the unrealistic representation of women in the media. It is being widely celebrated and appears to resonate with many aging women who no longer feel beautiful because they do not look like the post-photoshop version of Crawford that is regularly shown in magazines.
Summary: Rap-A-Lot Records CEO James Prince has recorded a song in which he threatens Sean “Diddy” Combs for his attack on Drake and also makes scathing comments about other rappers.
The audio in the video above is for the track titled “Courtesy Call” which was recorded by Rap-A-Lot Records CEO James Prince. TMZ leaked what appears to be the full track on Thursday. Prince, who is Drake’s long time mentor uses the 1:50 seconds to speak over a beat and blast Diddy, Suge Knight, Birdman and Lil Wayne.
The section directed at Diddy is related directly to his altercation with Drake last December in which he punched Drake over a stolen song. Prince says on the track : “Let me put these bully b****es on notice by letting them know Drake is family. And the weak sh** from Puffy and Suge is on my radar. First of all, Puffy; Feeling like he can put his hands on my family open the doors for his family to get touched. You reap what you sow…You know I role with Drake….I’m your worst nightmare.”
J. Prince’s section about Lil Wayne and Birdman is about their long-running legal war while he verbally spits on “Sugar Bear” for what TMZ called “a not-so-subtle jab” at Drake he made to a TMZ camera guy.
Summary: With the premiere of the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” this weekend, early reviews from critics are compared to help viewers decided whether or not to go out and see the film.
The screen adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy romance novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” hits theaters across the U.S. on Friday the 13th. Ticket site Fandango has already announced that tickets for the movie are selling fast – the fastest of any R- Rated Movie in the company’s history – with multiple states selling more than two times the expected amount of tickets for the movie. It has already sold more tickets for it’s opening weekend than any non-sequel movie since the first “Hunger Games” movie came out in 2012. So will movie-goers who spent their money on tickets feel as though they are having an unlucky day or will it be well worth their money?
According to the reviews critics have been giving the movie on Rotten Tomatoes and in the international press, the movie is more than watchable, it’s delightfully entertaining and according to one critic, even better than the book. Favorable reviews on the movie from esteemed sources include:
“Gone are the truly dreadful aspects of the book, and the biggest surprise may be that Ana and Christian have developed senses of humor.” – Sara Stewart, New York Post
“The stylish and mostly satisfying film will be [a blockbuster], and deservedly so. Starring a vivacious Dakota Johnson and a game Jamie Dornan, Taylor-Johnson’s erotic romance is a skillful distillation of James’ first book.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap
“The movie Fifty Shades of Grey is considerably better written than the book. It is also sort of classy-looking, in a generic, TV-ad-for-bath-oil way.” – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
“Fifty Shades of Grey is not the lame, hot-and-bothered fantasy romance many, including myself, thought it would be. It’s got wit and humor and a modest intelligence about human behavior that, say, the Twilight movies never had.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
“Accept this genuinely sexy, somewhat silly, relatively timid romantic drama on its own escapist terms and you’ll find sufficient pleasure.” – Tim Grierson, Screen International
It has been noted by many who attended the pre screenings that the movie is lacking all the raunchy sex scenes from the book and that people watching for that may be disappointed but according to Time Out New York, the fact that it “fails to be even a fraction as titillating” as the books is why it works. Some critics had less praise for the film giving it a rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Some of their criticisms of the film include:
“We may have all been curious going in, but by the time the credits roll, there’s another question that springs to mind: Is that all there is?” – Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
“Despite the endless sex, a highly unsatisfying encounter. Cold as a fish and almost as dumb.” – Rafer Guzman, Newsday
“Lacks any of the raunch or controversy promised, and is instead tiresome, banal and as thinly plotted as a porno.” – Greg Wakeman, CinemaBlend.com
“No amount of polished technical ingredients can salvage a relatively faithful screenplay that lifts much of the book’s painfully rudimentary dialogue verbatim.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWIRE
To it’s credit, the movie currently has more positive reviews from critics than negative ones and fans of the book will be happy to realize that much of the dialogue has been taken verbatim from the books. Set to the movie’s killer original soundtrack with contributions from the likes of Beyonce, Ellie Goudling, Sia and the Weeknd, the chance of a viewer enjoying the movie seem pretty high. If you don’t, you’ll at least learn a little about BDSM which may help you through your life.
Curious potential watchers can see a preview of one of one of the scenes in the movie below:
Summary: A brief recap of the 57th Grammy Award Show and list of winners.
Sunday was a star studded night at the Staples Center In Los Angeles. Music’s shining stars and their associates of other fame turned out to witness the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Hosted by rapper LL Cool J (for the fourth time in a row), 13 of the 83 Grammys presented this year were handed over during the CBS live telecast.
The ceremony included somber yet powerful performances by superstars such as Beyonce who sang “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” which lead in a performance of the critically acclaimed song “Glory” by John Legend and Common. Another somber, standout moment was a performance by Katy Perry of her song “By The Grace Of God” which was preceded by a speech from a domestic abuse survivor and political activist. Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige gave a rousing performance of his mega hit “Stay With Me” while Sia sang her hit “Chandelier” with the visual aspect of the performance including an interpretive dance by Kristen Wiig and the choreography from the award winning video by the original dancer Maddie Ziegler.
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney took the stage together to give the first live performance of their much hyped single “FourFiveSeconds” and Kanye performed his song “Only One” by himself on the Grammy stage for the first time in 6 years. Annie Lennox gave one of the most enthusiastic performances of the night with her rendition of “I Put A Spell On You” and Pharrel performed his smash hit “Happy” in what felt like an awkward attempt at injecting some sunshine into the gloomy show.
The person with the most wins for the night was newcomer Sam Smith who copped a total of 4 Grammy Awards: “Best New Artist”, “Song Of The Year” for his song “Stay With Me” and “Record of The Year” and “Best Vocal Album” for his album “In The Lonely Hour”. Beck took home “Album Of The Year” for his album “Morning Phase” while Beyonce and Pharrel both took home 3 Grammy Awards each. Lifetime Achievement awards were given to the Bee Gees, George Harrison, Pierre Boulez,Buddy Guy, and Flaco Jiménez.
A list of the winners of some of the major awards of the night is below. To view the full list of winner click here.
2015 GRAMMY WINNERS
Record of the Year : Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith
Album of the Year : Morning Phase – Beck
Song of the Year : Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith
Best New Artist : Sam Smith
Best Pop Solo Performance : Happy – Pharrell Williams
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance : Say Something – A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album : Cheek to Cheek – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Best Pop Vocal Album : In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
Best Dance Recording : Rather Be – Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne
Best Rock Song : Ain’t It Fun – Paramore
Best Rock Album : Morning Phase – Beck
Best R&B Performance : Drunk In Love – Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z
Best R&B Song : Drunk In Love – Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z
Best Urban Contemporary Album : Girl – Pharrell Williams
Best R&B Album : Love, Marriage & Divorce – Toni Braxton & Babyface
Best Rap Performance : i – Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration : The Monster – Eminem Featuring Rihanna
Best Rap Song : i – Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap Album : The Marshall Mathers LP2 – Eminem
Summary: Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has been declared brain dead. Her father refuses to take her off life support in hopes of a miracle.
TMZ has reported that their sources claim Bobby Brown is adamant about allowing his daughter Bobbi Kristina to remain on life support because “he believes in God-driven miracles”.
According to TMZ, Bobbi Kristina -Daughter of the late and great Whitney Houston- has remained in the same condition since Monday morning. She is not improving and her brain functions are minimal in spite of receiving treatment from Emory University Hospital’s world class neurological department. The doctors there have advised her father that she will not improve and that pulling life support is an appropriate action.
TMZ’s sources say Brown and his family are deeply religious and believe doctors cannot account for miracles when they make that prognosis. He has reportedly been hopeful that his daughter can beat the odds to make a full recovery because someone in his extended family battled out of a coma after 8 days.
Bobbi Kristina has been in a medically-induced coma since Saturday, when she was found face down in her bathtub.
Summary: TMZ reports that their sources claim Jay-Z and Beyonce have enrolled Blue Ivy in an elite L.A. kindergarten and are house hunting in the star studded city.
TMZ has reported that singer Beyonce and her husband Jay Z are currently living in a hotel in Beverly Hills and actively seeking to purchase an estate on the westside of L.A. That area features star studded neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills and Bel-Air. Have have reportedly viewed a number of homes to date on their hunt for the perfect home but have not yet found one that fits the bill.
TMZ then went on to claim that their sources have revealed that the famous couple has enrolled their 3-year-old daughter Blue Ivy into a toddler program at an elite private school. While the celebrity and sports news website would not name the institution, they did reveal that the the tuition is $15,080 a year. She has reportedly been enrolled for immediate attendance which is unusual for the school which generally accepts new students at the start of the school year only.
Sources connected to the couple allegedly told TMZ that they want “a change in lifestyle.” It should come as no surprise since the power couple was notably defeated in a bidding war for an expansive Beverly Hills mansion last December.
The tweet above from the L.A. County Sherriff’s Twitter page early Friday morning alerted the world to the newest low hit by former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight in his spiraling decline.
CNN has reported that Suge was held in connection with suspicion of murder in a fatal hit and run accident on Thursday night Compton, California. He is currently being held at the LASD West Hollywood Station on $2 Million bail.
Police in Los Angeles told CNN that reports came in on Thursday night that a man in a red pickup truck, drove over two men, twice and then sped away from the scene. One of the men died while the condition of the other was not released. They also told CNN that eye-witnesses claim that it appeared to be an intentional act and so they were treating is a homicide.
The deceased has been identified as 55 year old Terry Carter while the other victim is 51 year old Cle Sloan.
Suge is currently filming a movie in the Compton area called “Straight Outta Compton” which chronicles the rise and fall of legendary hip hop group N.W.A. Reports are that the victims got into an argument with Suge on the set of the movie and he followed them in his pickup truck to the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers.
It is there that he reportedly reversed his truck and struck the victims before driving over them again when he drove forward to leave. Officers told CNN that they later found Knight’s red Ford Raptor abandoned in Westwood.
Early Friday morning, Suge, accompanied by his lawyer, turned himself in at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station where homicide detectives interviewed him.
Summary: Singer Justin Bieber uploaded a video addressed to his fans explaining his awkward behavior on a yet to be aired episode of the Ellen Show. Apologizes to them for his erratic behaviour over the past year and a half saying he was pretending to be someone he is not.
Justin Bieber surprised fans with a Facebook post on Wednesday night where he admitted that he is not who he has been pretending to be for the past year and a half.
Over the past year and a half, the singer has engaged in a myriad of illegal and otherwise disruptive and/or gross behavior which many chronicled as his inevitable decline. Beginning in the latter part of 2014 he started turning his behavior around, getting into less trouble and even reportedly giving up his notorious marijuana usage and distracting friends as part of a religious/spiritual journey.
In the video, Justin explains his awkward behavior in an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show which aired on Thursday saying he was nervous. Bieber explains to his fans that he was very nervous about what people in the audience think about him. He highlights that it was his first public appearance in a long time and said he was worried about coming off as “arrogant or conceited” or any of the other ways he has been coming across for the past year and a half. He promises them that his public persona that time was an act that he used to covering up his feelings which he attributes to growing up in the industry which he says is “hard”.
“I felt awkward up there, I felt like people were judging me, and I really want people to know how much.. I care about people,” Bieber said in the video to his fans, “…Although what’s happened in the past has happened, I just want to make the best impression on people and be kind and loving and gentle…That’s how my mom raised me…”
In the interview with Ellen, he spoke about his positive attitude towards the future and explained why he volunteered himself to be the object of derision for a Comedy Central special to be filmed in March.
“I think it’s just cool to be able to laugh at yourself you know…. I’ve done some things that might not of been the greatest,”Justin said. “…I just want to be able to ya know, laugh about it and kind of just kind own up to some of these things.”