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Al Sharpton’s Daughter, Dominique Scores $95k Settlement For Sprained Ankle Case

Al Sharpton’s Daughter, Dominique Scores $95k Settlement For Sprained Ankle Case

Al Sharpton’s eldest child, Dominique Sharpton, has finally settled her years-long legal battle with the city of New York. The New York Post reports that Sharpton sued the city in April 2015 for $5 million after she sprained her ankle on a cracked sidewalk near Broome street. She recently scored a $95,000 settlement after the city admitted to being aware… ... Continue Reading
Watch Janelle Monáe’s Adorably Emotional Reaction To Grammy Nomination

Watch Janelle Monáe’s Adorably Emotional Reaction To Grammy Nomination

Janelle Monáe teared up live on air when she heard that her latest album, “Dirty Computer,” was nominated for the Grammy Award for album of the year. The R&B star and actress was on the set of “CBS This Morning” on Friday to assist co-host Norah in presenting the 2019 Grammy nominees. Monáe’s emotional reaction was… ... Continue Reading
Omari Hardwick Pays Tribute To ‘Power’ Crew Member Killed On Set

Omari Hardwick Pays Tribute To ‘Power’ Crew Member Killed On Set

A 63-year-old crewmember on the Starz series “Power” was killed early Monday after being struck by a car in New York. According to Deadline, longtime production assistant – Pedro Jimenez – was setting up parking cones for a Brooklyn location shoot when he was fatally struck by an SUV around 4:30AM EST Monday morning. The crew… ... Continue Reading
Nicki Minaj’s Rumored New Boyfriend Served Prison Time For Manslaughter

Nicki Minaj’s Rumored New Boyfriend Served Prison Time For Manslaughter

Nicki Minaj can’t stop showing off her alleged new boyfriend Kenneth Petty and she seemed to confirm or play up the relationship rumors over the weekend by sharing a series of photos and videos of the two celebrating her 36th birthday while on vacation. “Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?… ... Continue Reading
Loni Love And Sherri Shepherd On Kevin Hart’s Oscar Controversy [Video]

Loni Love And Sherri Shepherd On Kevin Hart’s Oscar Controversy [Video]

On Monday, Dec. 10, the hosts of The Real discuss Kevin Hart stepping down as host of the Academy Awards over previous tweets against the LGBTQ community. Co-host Loni Love shares her views as a comic and says she thinks Hart should have taken a “step up,” instead of a step down. Love said: As a comic, I think all of… ... Continue Reading
Meek Mill, Fat Joe Attend DJ Khaled’s Miami Birthday Bash

Meek Mill, Fat Joe Attend DJ Khaled’s Miami Birthday Bash

  MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe were among the rappers who came out to celebrate DJ Khaled’s birthday at an over-the-top party at the Perez Art Museum to close out Art Basel in Miami Beach. The Haute Living party celebrated birthdays for both DJ Khaled and his wife… ... Continue Reading
Mel B Hospitalized With 2 Broken Ribs But Won’t Say What Happened

Mel B Hospitalized With 2 Broken Ribs But Won’t Say What Happened

Something went down with Mel B that resulted in her suffering injuries serious enough to have her hospitalized in London, but she won’t reveal what happened. As you can see in her Instagram snap below, along with wearing a blue hoodie with the word “Love,” Mel is is seen staring at the camera as she holds up her… ... Continue Reading
‘Power’ Crewmember Killed In Location Accident In Brooklyn

‘Power’ Crewmember Killed In Location Accident In Brooklyn

The Hollywood Reporter Reports, A crew member on the Starz series Power has died after being struck by a car while working on set in Brooklyn early Monday Morning. Pedro Jimenez, 63, died after being hit by an SUV about 4:20 a.m. ET Monday. Jimenez was reportedly working as a production assistant and setting up traffic cones… ... Continue Reading
Michelle Obama On Her Struggle With Self Doubt: ‘It Doesn’t Go Away’

Michelle Obama On Her Struggle With Self Doubt: ‘It Doesn’t Go Away’

Michelle Obama was in London last week to discuss her bestselling memoir, “Becoming,” with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The former First Lady spoke candidly about her life growing up with her family on the south side of Chicago: “My parents believed my voice was relevant, that was the gift they gave me. You have to value a girl and… ... Continue Reading
Jada Pinkett Smith’s Mother Questioned Why She And Will Smith Won’t Divorce

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Mother Questioned Why She And Will Smith Won’t Divorce

On the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk,” Jada Pinkett Smith’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, reveals that she questioned her daughter’s marriage to Will Smith after the couple announced that they are “life partners” instead of “husband” and “wife.” “She was like, ‘Well, why don’t you guys just divorce?’” Jada said. “One of the ideas for me is that… ... Continue Reading
Buju Banton Back In Jamaica After Serving 7 Years For Drug Charge

Buju Banton Back In Jamaica After Serving 7 Years For Drug Charge

If you’re a Buju Banton fan, you are no doubt celebrating his recent release from a federal prison in Georgia where he was released after serving a 7 year sentence. The federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Banton had been released from the McRae Correctional Facility on Friday (12-07-18), according to CNN. Banton found himself on the bad… ... Continue Reading
Matt Barnes Welcomes A New Baby Boy; Wins Lower Child Support Payments In Court

Matt Barnes Welcomes A New Baby Boy; Wins Lower Child Support Payments In Court

Matt Barnes is probably on Amazon right now looking for something special for his lawyer for Christmas … all because he’s got some extra cash to do so now that his child support payments to Gloria Govan have been lowered, substantially. Barnes went to court to have his payments reduced and according to legal docs obtained by The Blast,… ... Continue Reading
Beyoncé Shares A Glimpse Into Her Performance At High-Profile Indian Pre-Wedding Bash [Photos Inside]

Beyoncé Shares A Glimpse Into Her Performance At High-Profile Indian Pre-Wedding Bash [Photos Inside]

If you were India’s richest man and your daughter was getting married, There’s no doubt about who you would fly half way around the world to perform at a pre-wedding bash. If you’re thinking that person is Beyoncé, give yourself a standing ovation ’cause you’re right. Earlier today, Bey posted on Instagram some pics (below) of… ... Continue Reading
Chris Brown Allegedly Didn’t Pay His Tour Designer Who’s Suing Him

Chris Brown Allegedly Didn’t Pay His Tour Designer Who’s Suing Him

It’s a good thing Chris Brown is used to being sued ’cause he’s got another lawsuit on his hands that he’s probably shrugging off.  This time it’s for allegedly stiffing the costume designer on his last tour. The person filing this suit, according to documents filed in L.A. County, is Perry L. White. He’s claiming Brown owes him… ... Continue Reading
Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye Draw Crowds During Art Basel Miami

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye Draw Crowds During Art Basel Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world’s best artists during Art Basel. Less than 24 hours after announcing she was splitting from her husband, Cardi B was spotted Wednesday… ... Continue Reading
Rachel Dolezal Tries To Earn Some Book Sales Off Of Michelle Obama, Gets Dragged

Rachel Dolezal Tries To Earn Some Book Sales Off Of Michelle Obama, Gets Dragged

We know Rachel Dolezal is delusional (she’s a white woman who believes she’s a Black woman), but her latest escapade my be a bridge too far for some folks. Here’s the deal. Dolezal has a new self-published memoir out that’s causing her critics to go in hard on her. Why, you ask? Because she’s got the unmitigated… ... Continue Reading
Kevin Hart’s Out At The Oscars – But Does Anyone Else Want The Job?

Kevin Hart’s Out At The Oscars – But Does Anyone Else Want The Job?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “most thankless job in town” just got even more difficult. The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart’s swift downfall over old anti-gay tweets has led to bigger questions about the gig and the liability of social media histories. It’s just the latest controversy for the organization that… ... Continue Reading
Michelle And Chad Are Over!

Michelle And Chad Are Over!

People Magazine reports that Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson have called it quits! The Destiny’s Child singer made the announcement in via Instagram Story on Friday morning the same day she dropped her latest single, “Fearless.” “I still remain fearless,” she wrote in simple white text on a black background. “I guess I still remain… ... Continue Reading
Judge Issues Orders Of Protection In Cardi B Case

Judge Issues Orders Of Protection In Cardi B Case

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has issued orders of protection against platinum rapper Cardi B in a case involving a melee at a New York strip club. Cardi B appeared in court Friday after a summons was issued on Oct. 1 for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault. Her lawyer has said she didn’t harm… ... Continue Reading
The 2019 Grammy Awards Nominees – Here Are The Nods That Matter To Us

The 2019 Grammy Awards Nominees – Here Are The Nods That Matter To Us

NEW YORK (AP) — The music of Black Panther, with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar is the top contender with eight nominations,… ... Continue Reading
Zendaya & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Serve ‘Fresh Face’ For Marie Claire

Zendaya & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Serve ‘Fresh Face’ For Marie Claire

To celebrate its third annual Fresh Faces issue, Marie Claire enlisted actresses Zendaya Coleman and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, along with some of the industry’s freshest faces. Zendaya and Gugu are featured on two of the five covers that include Hailey Baldwin, Ellie Golding and Kylie Jenner. 19-Year-old Coleman, who is the newest CoverGirl ambassador, explains her decision to return to the… ... Continue Reading
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Not Sure They Want Their Kids Rocking With Santa

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Not Sure They Want Their Kids Rocking With Santa

Chrissy Teigen admits that she’s not sure if she and husband John Legend will have their children, 3-year-old daughter Luna and infant son Miles, believe in Santa Claus. During a Q&A session at the Chase Unlimited Rewards #OneLessThing Holiday Pop-Up Shop in New York City, Teigen opened about the holidays and while she’s “excited to shop for” her kids because she can’t wait… ... Continue Reading
Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscar Host Due To Homophobic Tweets

Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscar Host Due To Homophobic Tweets

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart’s response to criticism over earlier homophobic tweets has further inflamed the backlash to the newly minted Oscar host. On Thursday, Hart wrote on Instagram that critics should “stop being negative” after years-old tweets surfaced in which he used homophobic slurs. In an accompanying video, a shirtless Hart said he… ... Continue Reading
Tyler Perry Pays $430K In Wal-Mart Layaway Bills

Tyler Perry Pays $430K In Wal-Mart Layaway Bills

The Hollywood mogul shared that he knows there are families going through rough times this season and he just wanted to give back. ... Continue Reading
T.I. Shares Why He And Wife Tiny Live Apart

T.I. Shares Why He And Wife Tiny Live Apart

Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris and T.I. might be currently living apart but they want y’all to know that their marriage is stronger than ever. But for inquiring minds who want to know why your favorite hip-hop couple is living apart, T.I. broke it down on the most recent episode of their reality show, “Friends & Family Hustle.” While Tiny… ... Continue Reading