Rumors have been continually fueled by sightings of Drake in the crowd at Serena’s matches. He was in attendance when Williams won the WTA tournament. Shortly after her win the two went to a fancy Sotto restaurant in downtown Cincinnati for Italian food.
According to TMZ Sports, the two had a private room in the back of the restaurant and they couldn’t keep their hands off each other. The two were joined by a group of friends and at one point even ordered a round of shots for the table.
Game on Serena and Drake, game on.
Photo gallery of Serena’s new man cheering her on:
Wendy Williams ate crow once on TV already. Looks like she’s spoke out of turn yet again. Ariana Grande fans weren’t too happy with the talk show host when she said some body shaming comments about the singer.
About a week ago #CancelWendyWilliamsShow started to trend online and people started to use that to express their ill feeling towards Wendy and her show.
Funny thing is, the comments were made about Ariana Grande weeks to months ago but the outpour of anger is just now starting to show. Maybe Grande fans don’t watch her show and saw a clip online? Who knows.
Check out some of the tweets that were published using #CancelWendyWilliamsShow:
Straight Outta Compton‘s reign is not over! According to Deadline, SOC was initially set to make $40-$50 million for its opening weekend. The movie instead became the fifth highest opening August film with $60.2 million in ticket sales for the opening weekend.
Don’t think that’s impressive? Well SOC beat out M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs ($60.1M), Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes ($54.8M) and G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra ($54.7M) as far as opening weekends are concerned.
According to Deadline, SOC also beat summer openings for major films like Ant-Man ($57.2M) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($55.5M), which were playing in close to 1,200 more venues.
In the words of the writers at TMZ,”Hollywood’s not done cashing in on the ‘hood.” SOC is being used as sort of a “sequel” for another movie that picks up right where SOC left off at the end of the film. The “sequel” would be about the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac and other west coast rappers. Daz of Dogg Pound told TMZ that “the movie will pick up where N.W.A. left off — following the careers of Snoop, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Daz and Warren G.” The film is said to be titled “Dogg Pound 4 Life.”
The film is said to focus on Dogg Pound’s music. Daz told TMZ that “the follow-up also won’t whitewash gang violence and its impact on the rap industry.”
Some news that won’t make SOC fans too happy: the cast from Compton might not be in the “sequel.” The new film will have a different team. It is said that Dr. Dre‘s son Curtis Young is associated with project and that Ice Cube has given his blessing for the film.
Are you interested in watching a Straight Outta Compton “sequel?”
Social media is where all of the shade is thrown. The latest shade can be found on Instagram and the shade thrower is Rihanna herself. Rihanna has 24.5 million followers on the social media platform, and earlier today she put NBA player Matt Barnes on front street for making it seem as if they had a romantic relationship–or a relationship of any kind.
Rumors that Riri and Barnes were dating sparked some time ago when the Memphis Grizzlies player made it very clear that he was a fan and member of the Rihanna Navy. Barnes made Riri his #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) on Instagram a few months back. He also flirted with her via Twitter in 2012 while she sat courtside at at Lakers game.
TMZ Sports caught up with Barnes’ ex wife Gloria Govan and she gave the two her stamp of approval … but only if she gets concert tickets! When TMZ asked Barnes what was really going on with him and Riri, and he said “[Rihanna and I are] just past the crush stage.” Rihanna must subscribe to TMZ, because she caught wind of that answer and took to Twitter to squash any link-romantically or otherwise-to Barnes:
Rihanna posted the picture of Barnes, which happens to be a screenshot from the TMZ Sports video, and captioned it with hashtags not only denying any romantic involvement but also throwing major shade his way: “#bishwhere #thedevilisaliar #shesnotthatintoyou #shesnotintoyouatall #shesneverevenmetyou #thisactuallyhurtmyfeelings #defamationofcharacter.” Awkward. Sorry, Matt. Maybe next time?
Barnes allegedly commented on the post and said, “Hahaaa wow.”
BUT, there are some men that RIhanna does claim (sorry Matt) and they are Karim Benzema and Lewis Hamilton.
As recent as a few weeks ago, Riri was romantically linked with Karim but a source told E! News that “Karim is fading out and it looks like Rihanna has only one guy on her mind, and that’s Lewis.” As far as Lewis is concerned, the source added that she is taking it slow and has not put a “label” on them yet.
The two have been caught on various trips together and seem to be getting pretty close. Maybe it’ll make Matt happy that she’s at least with another athlete? #Brotherhood?
Apparently not. Basketball Wives has pretty much had a monopoly on the women in the lives of athletes market since its debut on VH1 in 2010 and became even more of a staple when a Los Angeles based spinoff, Basketball Wives LA, debuted in 2011. Well the E! Network is trying to step out of the Kardashian only business and venture into other reality shows, hence the creation of their new show WAGS. WAGS stands for wives and girlfriends of sports stars.
According to E! Online, WAGS is about:
“The world of professional sports can be glamorous and full of perks, but these women behind the men know the truth…there are rules to being a WAG. From knowing how to support your man to how to learning the hierarchy of the WAG world and the drama that comes with it, these girls are the experts of maneuvering, manipulating and always making sure to look damn good while doing it.”
The show stars seven women who identify as either a wife, partner, or fiancé to an athlete: Autumn Ajirotutu, wife of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Seyi Ajirotutu; Barbie Blank, fiancée of former Anaheim Ducks player Sheldon Souray; Nicole Williams, four-year girlfriend of Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ offensive lineback Larry English; Natalie Halcro, who dates NFL player Shaun Phillips, and her cousin/BFF/business partner Olivia Pierson, who’s been linked to players from the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Clippers; Sasha Gates, wife of San Diego Chargers’ Antonio Gates; and Ashley North fiancé of the Washington Redskins‘ Dashon Goldson.
This show–unlike its predecessor–highlights not only the women in professional basketball player’s lives, but the women in the lives of all professional athletes. And boy will there be drama! PEOPLE got a supertease of the show and in that tease Sasha Gates said, “When people look at us they see the glitz and the glam, but there’s a lot of things that come with being in this type of relationship … However, you’re walking in there, it’s a representation of your man, too, and I gotta represent him the best I can.”
Ashely North said this of the WAGS world “You know that you’re not always [your partner’s] No. 1 priority, and you have to be comfortable with that.”
Basketball Wives and other shows with the same theme as WAGS has made it clear that girlfriends and wives of athletes aren’t thought of as being on the same level, Gates had this to say, “Know your place in the hierarchy. There are rules.” Uh oh. The claws are out! Will you be watching?
Watch WAGS on E! Network starting August 18th! Check your local listings for specific air times!
Depending on your cable carrier, you may be able to watch the first episode NOW via E! Online!
Nothing is off limits these days from being given a second chance. Full House is being rebooted by Netflix, X-Files is coming back to Fox, Ghostbusters is coming back to the big screen. So naturally the beloved show that gifted us with Will Smith should get a second chance, right? Well whether you agree or not, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is in early talks to be rebooted for the small screen.
According to Complex, Smith is behind this reboot idea and would be credited as the executive producer. TV Line reports that Overbrook Entertainment, Smith’s production company, “is in the very early stages of developing a new show that ‘puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of the original series.'” The pitch for the show is still in the works and Smith along with his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith will start shopping the show around in a few weeks.
Are you ready for a THIRD Aunt Viv? Sound off in the comments!
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, stylized as LHHH, returns to VH1 on September 7th. When the show returns, the cast will include fan favorites, new faces, a Love & Hip Hop: NY veteran, and a cast member that is already making headlines. For the first time in LHH history, the show will feature an intimate relationship between two men. One of the men in that relationship (pictured below) is openly gay rapper/producer/model Milan Christopher.
The plot between Milan and Miles aka Sir Brock is said to be based around the fact that Milan wants his boyfriend, Miles, to proudly embrace his homosexuality and start a family. Miles is also in the music industry, but struggles with his homosexuality and his relationship with Milan due to his Christian faith and his fear of the consequences of being openly gay in the music industry.
The real story here is that Milan feels that he is being ostracized by the rest of his cast mates due to his sexuality. TMZ broke the story on August 11th that he “believes he’s being shunned by cast members because they don’t want to share the small screen with an openly gay rapper.” According to TMZ, Milan has been filming for around 3 weeks but his cast mates Ray J, Soulja Boy, Omarion and Mally Mall are shunning him. TMZ reports that “a number of the rappers are upset with producers for hiring Milan … not because he’s gay but because he has no cred in the rap game. They believe producers hired Milan as a ‘sideshow’ and a ‘circus’ to goose ratings.” TMZ also reports that a number of rappers on the show have already told producers that they wont film scenes with Milan which includes any parties or events where he is in attendance.
Are Milan’s fellow cast mates homophobic? Is this entire story a ploy to get people interested in the new season? Is Milan playing the “gay card”? Sound off in the comments!
Catch Ray J and Princess, Teairra Mari, Omarion and Apryl, Fizz, Miss Nikki Baby, Soulja Boy and Nia Riley, Moniece Slaughter and her new boyfriend (?) LHHNY veteran Rich Dollaz, and Hazel-E this September on VH1!
Sources close to Chance the Rapper say that Chance is planning some power moves.
After he released Surf with his band, The Social Experiment, he made it clear he wasn’t afraid to do something bold. More recently he’s released dates for his “Family Matters” tour which some suspect was inspired by the baby he has on the way with longtime girlfriend. Today, Chance made history dropping six tracks on Soundcloud in a collaborative effort with Lil B.
But a close source to Chance the Rapper says he’s been in talks with major artists like Kanye West, mulling over the idea of a Chicago artist based mixtape.
Let that rest in your spirit for a moment.
I’m hoping it’s true. The surprise releases today from Lil B and Chance have me hopeful.
And his song with up and coming artist Kehlani called, The Way, is a great hit; her sultry verses against his playful lyrics guarantee you’ll have it on repeat.
Can we all just take a moment of silence for Meek Mill and his career?
I tried to hold off on the updates because I figured yall, like myself, saw nothing but memes and shade for about three days on twitter and Instagram. But here’s a cute little update for those of us who missed some stuff while we were at work/minding our business/not beefing with rappers on the internet.
After Meek Mill came for Drake there was an eerie silence from Drake’s side. It seemed for a moment, Drake would take the high road and wait to throw some carefully crafted shade at Meek on some upcoming tracks.
But, oh, Aubrey wasn’t having it.
Instead, Drake released diss track after diss track. “Charged Up” which took playful shots at Meek Mill with lines about Meek’s career, Drake’s success, and a little nod towards his relationship with Nicki.
Meek Mill hopped back on social networks (his poor publicist) calling the track soft but wasn’t even slightly as vocal as he was in the days leading up.
Filmmaking, like any other art, is one of the most persuasive means of communication. Whether a film succeeds or fails, a filmmaker’s goal is to have their film be seen so that it is able to communicate itself with its audience.
Paris Films, a Michigan based independent film and commercial production company, is devoted to bringing audiences unique and meaningful projects. Their main focus is to not only deliver the story, but to share meaningful pieces highlighting the obstacles of everyday life that we may face.
“There is an audience out there dying to see films about real characters, real issues, how people relate, and overcome issues,” writer Will Hare of Broken.
Paris Films was founded by Producer and Actor Paris Jones. Although Paris is not a Michigan native he has taken a liking to his home here in Detroit. He envisions the company growing to become one of the largest and most influential filming companies in the Midwest. Some of the company’s projects include AIAC, a short film, The Inner Circle, a TV pilot filmed in the city, and Foggy Relations, winner of 3 Michigan film awards.
Foggy Relations is a romantic drama about a cynical veteran prostitute who gets a surprise visit from an old friend, who happens to be a married and the only person capable of touching her true emotions.
Like any hard-working company, their job is never complete as they constantly build their resume with projects. In development the company is currently working on two feature films and a short film. Broken, featured films, is about a man whose fragile existence is shattered when he’s forced to care for his older brother who sexually abused him as a child. Before visually coming to life Broken came in as a Top 10 finalist, out of 3,000 candidates, at the Creative World Awards. Other in progress films include Family Ties, feature film, and Elevated Remedies, short film.
As the film industry in Detroit continues to flourish, Paris Films will continue to inspire through its finished works and future endeavors. If you would like to learn more about this filming company click here.
Tina Knowles-Lawson continues to elegantly slay while attending her Ebony Magazine cover launch. The 61-year-old mother of two attended an L.A. event, draped in red, to celebrate her flaming red hot July cover for the magazine.
Tina was accompanied by her husband Richard Lawson, who she wed back in April. In the issue she talks sex and mentions how these two love birds are still able to get down and dirty – even as an older couple.
Unfortunately, Beyoncé nor Solange were not attendance to celebrate with their mom, but not to worry, actress Aasha Davis, Ebony Editor-in-Chief Kierna Mayo, and baseball player Dave Winfield were among the many who did attend.
It looks like this Manhattan manager had had enough!
Caught on video, a manger at a Manhattan, NY. Panera Bread is seen punching a female employee in the face and knocking her right to the ground.
According to witnesses, the woman was in the middle of quitting her job just before the madness began. The manger allegedly “threw the woman out of the door” after she’d thrown bags of chips on to the floor.
But the craziness didn’t end there because she comes back for more!
After being kicked out the first time, she reenters the establishment where she continues to throw things around, yelling in the mangers face, and out of nowhere she just begins to swinging on him.
“[The manager] legit threw her down a flight of stairs and out the front door for really no reason, she runs around to the other entrance to retaliate and that’s where the video starts. You might wanna say she hit him first, but really he had FULL CONTROL over her the entire time,” a witness tells Gawker, which was first to break the story.
Yeah this man had full control alright…that is until she started slapping him around!
We’re not for men hitting women, but in retrospect we also believe that as a woman you can’t just go around putting your hands on a man in a threatening manner when you so please. Plus let’s just be honest…it’s a public place, everyone is watching, and this girl is constantly making efforts to attack him, that smack to the face was just the icing on the cake, and like most people he may have blanked out for a second and just reacted.
A Panera spokeswoman made an official statement confirming the attack and as a punishment both employees have been fired.
“We have a zero tolerance policy for violence and worked swiftly with authorities to investigate,” spokeswoman Amanda Cardosi said in a statement. “The associates who were determined to be involved no longer work for Panera. The health and safety of our associates and guests will always be our top priority.”
Rightfully so they should have been. The young lady should have just peacefully walked away from the situation after already quitting and being thrown out anyway. She was only making a fool of herself! The gentleman could have probably saved his job if he would have just grabbed her hands to try and stop her from trying to hit him instead of stinging her a two piece and a biscuit.
Check out the shocking video below:
If this were you at your job how would have handled the situation?
The Brown family has been banned from visitation, but according to them they didn’t even do it!
Currently, a photo of Bobbi Kristina, in hospice, is being marketed to several media outlets. Sources closest to the Brown family say it was an extended member of the family who snapped the picture to begin with. TMZ broke the news first about Bobbi’s deathbed photo being up for sale followed by several other media outlets who confirmed that the picture was going for a whooping $10,000.
Since the photo scandal, both Whitney Houston’s family and Bobbi’s conservator has had the Brown’s, with the exception of Bobby Brown, banned from seeing Kristina as she continues to fight for her life.
With fingers pointed at the family, Leolah Brown, Bobby Brown’s sister, has stepped up to clear her family’s name!
Taking her thoughts to Facebook, Leolah states that she nor her family knows who actually took the picture, but what they do know is that it was not one of them. Leolah continues…
“Please know that, that picture that was taken of my niece, Bobbi Kristina was taken when NO other Brown was around her. My brothers KNOW this and we have already determined who we are sure it WAS NOT! And believe me-IT WAS NOT A BROWN! Furthermore, it is easy for us to narrow down. Because- that IS NOT a picture of Bobbi Kristina Brown in “hospice!” Whoever took that picture had to take it before she came to hospice-simply because there is no brace on her neck today nor has it been since I have been with her in hospice. Don’t let these evil people make you believe otherwise! I am NEVER going to tell you a lie about something like that. Unfortunately, it was an evil and wicked person who had access to my niece-that did that! And if it were up to me! The sick and sorry people that continue to have permission to see her even still to this day-they would be COMPLETELY cut out NEVER to lay eyes on her again! But-be assured that they will pay because God sees everything that we don’t! And HE IS A JUST GOD! But did I expect this? Of course! This is why certain people should NOT be around her! All I can say is-I DID TRY! And I will leave it right there! YOU use your head and be real with what your gut feeling tells you! Because I already know! I knew in my heart this would happen and did MY best to try to keep certain people away and at the same time keep the peace for my niece’s and brothers sake. But there is only so much I can do (right now)!
I will not say much right now-but please be aware that I am just as shocked as you are when it comes to the status of my niece, Bobbi Kristina even being in hospice period! To the best of my knowledge, she was getting better! From what I knew and heard-hospice was not even a thought in any Brown’s head! I am angry because in my mind (and I will ALWAYS say this as long as God keeps breath in me) Bobbi Kristina WAS GETTING BETTER! Now all the sudden shes in hospice! And not only is she in hospice today-but some money hungry ugly beast saw fit to take her picture BEFORE she was “put” in hospice to gain dirty money in their pockets!
KNOW THAT IT JUST BEGUN! IF YOU NEVER BELIEVED IN GOD-YOU WILL WHEN I’M DONE! BOBBI KRISTINA WILL INDEED HAVE JUSTICE AND SO WILL HER MOTHER!!!”
There is still no further information on what evidence led the hospice security team to identify the Brown family member who allegedly took the photo. Bobbi Kristina remains in hospice the hospice care center. The family urges that everyone ignore any rumors of her passing away until an official announcement is made.
We definitely hope that whomever took the photo confesses to help take the worry away from both sides of Bobby Kristina’s family. We pray that this frowned upon photo never surfaces.
It’s funny when you think you’re doing something harmless with your friends, but karma finds itself smacking you in the face.
2 Chainz is currently facing a $5-million lawsuit for repeatedly calling a girl a THOT, which stands for “that hoe over there.”
Back in March 2014, a video surfaced the internet featuring the rapper, himself, his entourage, and a young lady, who was invited backstage, Christine Chisholm, where you could hear the word thot being called out.
According to the lawsuit, Christine Chisholm claims that just two weeks after the video was leaked and seen by 10 million people, her everyday life was never the same. Chisholm says that as a result of the video she was fired from her job because her manager felt that it would only bring negative publicity to the shop.
Chisholm declares that after being publicly humiliated she has been subjected to a ruined reputation as well as harassment and abuse in public, and she say she wants $5-million in return!
Now call me crazy, but a year later and now you’re really ready to make an uproar? Yeahhh it seems like someone was ready for a pay-day.
Chain you better have her money and please watch what you say!
Do you think Christine’s claims were necessary or is she just blowing this out of proportion?
Speaking of the color orange, it seems that Kel just can’t get enough of it since he’s returned to Nickelodeon! The Good Burger star is making his triumphant comeback to the network to star in their newest sitcom Game Shakers.
The show was created by Dan Schnieder, who is also responsible for iCarly and Victorious. It centers around a duo of 7th grade girls, Babe and Kenzie, who create a very successful mobile gamming app then later start a company in Brooklyn called Game Shakers with their close friend Hudson.
Kel plays the role of Double G who happens to be a very successful, yet unpredictable rapper who first threatens to sue the girls for using his song without permission. He later then joins forces by becoming a partner in the business.
Game Shakers is set to premier later this year on Nick so be sure to check your local listings.
Who would’ve guessed we’d see Kel back home where he belongs? Welcome back Kel!