Hollywood Sign Altered To Read 'Hollyweed' By Vandal
Hollywood residents awoke Sunday morning to find the iconic Hollywood sign had been altered to read "Hollyweed" in an apparent New Year's Day prank.
The sign was vandalized about 3 a.m. by a male suspect who was recorded on surveillance video, said Lt. Guy Juneau of the Los Angeles Police Department's Security Services Division.
Dressed in all black, the unidentified vandal scaled Mount Lee, made his way over a fence and then climbed onto each of the landmark's "O" letters, the lieutenant said. He then draped those letters with black tarps so they each appeared as a lowercase "e."
The suspect remained at large hours after the incident. If arrested, he would face a misdemeanor trespassing charge, according to the LAPD.
The agency also notified the city's Department of General Services, whose officers patrol Griffith Park and the area near the sign.
As bemused tourists looked on from a nearby vantage point, park rangers removed the tarps and restored the proper text's visibility by 11:15 a.m.
"I thought we came to see the Hollywood sign, not the 'Hollyweed' sign," said Bruce Quinn. "But hey, it's OK with me."
According to the online newsletter The Cannabist, the landmark was similarly edited to read "Hollyweed" in 1976. The lettering was also changed 10 years later as part of a publicity campaign for a movie.
On Sunday morning, Alvin Kim and two fellow hikers were among those who posed for photos with the revised landmark in the background, which Kim described as "pretty cool."
The CELEBS came to play for New Years Eve!
The celebs partied hard to ring in 2017. Lets take a look see.
Nicki Minaj put on quite a show for her fans as she got them ready to bring in 2017 in a major way. The Young Money rapper hit the stage at E11even for a sultry performance.
Elsewhere in Miami...Diddy, DJ Khaled and French Montana got turnt all the way up at TAO nightclub in Las Vegas. Y’all know there was an unlimited supply of Ciroc and DeLeón in the building.
Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg got on their hosting duties for Pitbull’s annual New Year’s Revolution special in Miami.
Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Afrojack, Tone Loc and several others hit the stage. Peep a clip from the special below:
While she's going through a divorce, Mary J. Blige isn't letting the situation steal her joy. The R&B songstress attended Five Star New Year’s Eve, Miami’s annual all-white-and-gold-themed extravagant party. MJB sipped on Perrier-Jouët while mingling happily with guests.
Mel B and her hubby Stephen Belafonte were all smiles in Times Square to ring in the New Year. She captioned, "Awww my baby boo @stephenthinks11 bringing in the new year in NY Times Square with a lot of love for my baby."
Happy New Year everyone!
#RHoA: Kordell Stewart Threatens To Sue Porsha Williams?
Looks like Kordell is fed up!
The former NFL player is threatening his ex Porsha Williams with legal action for trashing him in public reports TMZ. Kordell claims the RHOA reality star had a role in leaking a private freaky flick of him…
Porsha accused Kordell of leaking the footage himself for publicity — saying she had nothing to do with “Kordell ‘TOOTING’ his derrière to the camera for the world to see.”
Kordell was PISSED — and had his lawyers fire off a cease and desist letter to the ‘Real Housewives’ star demanding she quit trashing him in public.
Kordell also told Porsha to scrub her social media of ANY anti-Kordell posts that may still exist on any of her Twitter, Instagram or Facebook pages.
#EMPIRE: Serayah Is The Definition of 'Cool' On Her Music Video Set
Serayah‘s cool girl style is all over her next music video, judging by these pics.
The Empire star wore baggy cargo pants with a super cute, cut-out top and her hair up in knots while filming for the visual in West Hollywood, Calif., earlier this week.
“It’s not forced, it feels natural,” Serayah shared with WWD about her upcoming solo music. “It’s very R&B, and I’m discovering how to sing in the genre of music that I love”.
She adds, “Even if it’s not on the popular charts, I feel like it’s music that will be appreciated and will grow on people.”
New Music From Trey Songz & Fabolous Drop Joint Project ‘Trappy New Years’
Happy New Year! Let’s kick it off with some brand new music from Trey Songz and Fabolous. The singer and rapper have teamed up for a joint project called Trappy New Years for an early 2017 surprise.
On the 6-track EP the duo remix some of the biggest tracks of 2016, including Migos’ “Bad & Boujee,” Future’s “Used to This,” and Travis Scott’s “Pick Up the Phone.” The results are revamped cuts with a Fab and Trey twist.
It’s Trigga’s first project since 2015’s To Whom It May Concern. But, it follows the troubling news that Songz was arrested and charged with felony assault on a police officer and aggravated assault in Detroit.
Of course, Fab and Trey have a long history of collaborations that led up to Trappy New Years. That includes their work together on “What I Be On,” “Sicker Than Yo Average,” and their most recent collaborations, “Sex Wit Me (Rihanna Remix),” and “Wishing (Remix)” with DJ Drama, Tory Lanez, Jhené Aiko, and Chris Brown.
Ring in the new year with Fab and Trey HERE:
New Hip Hop From New Music: Lloyd Banks – ‘Champagne And Caviar’
Lloyd Banks is capping off the year with “Champagne and Caviar,” the latest release in his ongoing Blue Friday series.
Produced by Mr. Authentic, “Champagne and Caviar” allows Blue Hefner to get deep about a girl who’s been through her share of bad relationships.
“You’re sick of crying, heart broke, look what you get for trying / Rather have a friend than to be with a ni**a lyin’,” raps the Punchline King. “Now you feel alive from the reason that things were dying / Now you realize you reached a new low, bring on the highs / Your last guy only put a ring on your eyes.”
“Champagne and Caviar” is the fifth Blue Friday-released cut, and follows last week’s Snoop Dogg-inspired “Remain Calm,” which featured dark piano keys and potent drums. Prior to that, Lloyd also dropped “Change Lanes” with assistance from Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T.
Usher shares his Wife’s BOOTY on Instagram!
It looks like Usher was enjoying a peachy New Year's Eve.
For the cheeky singer posted a picture of his wife Grace's naked rear on social media for his fans to enjoy on Saturday.
His other half, who also serves as his manager, was leaning over the side of a bath as they enjoyed a vacation in the Bahamas.
It seems they had just enjoyed a feast, for in addition to Grace's buns, bowls and a plate of cake were also visible.
And the 38-year-old Burn singer was obviously impressed by his other half's delightful derriere, as he captioned his Instagram post, 'bonita,' which is Spanish for beautiful.
Did you see that LeBron James Debuted The Nike LeBron 14?
LeBron James laced up his latest signature sneakers, the Nike LeBron 14, against the Golden State Warriors. King James’ Cleveland Cavaliers got the win, and the new kicks look more aesthetically pleasing off the rip than his last couple of shoes.
Per Sneaker News, the Nike LeBron 14 features maximum volume Zoom Air units, a dual-zone composite upper and a dynamic midfoot strap. Of course, this is the Christmas colorway seen here.
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The Talladega College marching band (HBCU) may Play At Trump’s Inauguration?
The Talladega College marching band has reportedly been invited to play in the inauguration parade for President-elect Donald Trump. Should they go?
Usually, a chance to perform during an official Presidential inauguration event is something that any artist or performer would jump at the chance to do. While many times artists and politicians’ views may differ, no one can doubt that it’s still a good look. But as we all know, the 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump is just different.
So far Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry are among the names who reportedly told the Trump administration “no” to performing. For the most part, nobody in the arts or pop culture [that people actually like] wants to be seen standing too close to dude right now. Unless of course, you’re Kanye West.
Even bands who are not comprised of celebrities are asking themselves, should they or shouldn’t they perform at an event celebrating a man who has managed to insult, threaten or alienate just about every demographic in America.
One band in particular that may be posing this question are the Talladega College Marching Tornadoes. Talladega College is a Historically Black College located in Talladega, Ala. The marching band has reportedly been invited to play in the inauguration parade in January. If they accept, they will be joining a very short list of performers who are participating in any inaugural activities. So far there are only three confirmed acts; 16-year old classical singer Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Missouri State University Chorale and the Radio City Rockettes.
It should be noted that a singer from the “MoTab” choir resigned saying they couldn’t look themselves in the mirror after performing for Trump, while three Rockettes have said they will sit the inauguration performance out. Also, Missouri State University Chorale signed up to perform at the inauguration back in October before they even knew who would be elected.
The Marching Tornados have yet to confirm or deny if they will be accepting the invite. But that hasn’t stopped people from debating what their decision should be.
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez quietly finalized their divorce & custody of Maceo
We spent much of 2015 waiting for Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez’s divorce announcement. It finally came in October 2015, and there were a few weeks of drama, with accusations being lobbed back and forth, much of what we’ve come to expect from Halle in particular. But then something strange happened: Halle and Olivier started to put aside their bitterness and drama. They went on vacation together. They figured out a way to co-parent their son amicably. There was little to no gossip about them throughout 2016. I actually wondered if they were getting back together. But no. They were just quietly working out their divorce, apparently.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are officially single … and he agreed to let her say, “I left you!” Halle and Olivier filed for divorce at almost the exact same moment back in October 2015 … she filed as the petitioner and he also filed as the petitioner seeking a divorce. Under California law only one person can be the petitioner, and Olivier agreed to give Halle the honor.
Under the settlement, they will share physical and legal custody of 3-year-old Maceo. For some reason, they decided to only deal with the custody issues and the property settlement is still unresolved. It’s weird, because our sources say there’s a prenup so there shouldn’t be big issues. Halle and Olivier married in 2013.
It is Done!
Adele might have married Simon Konecki in LA over the Holidays?
True story: did you know that Adele is pretty much living in California nowadays? She has a big house in England, but she also bought a home in LA and I think she’s been in LA ever since the 2016 part of tour wrapped a few months ago (she’s touring Australia in the new year). So, Adele got pap’d in LA just after Christmas, and eagle-eyed Adele-watchers noticed that she seemed to be wearing a gold band on her wedding-ring-finger. And now people think that Adele and her partner/baby-daddy Simon Konecki got married in LA over Christmas.
Adele has set rumors flying that she has married her fiancé Simon Konecki in a secret ceremony after she was pictured wearing a gold ring on her wedding finger. The 28-year-old singer made no effort to conceal the band as she went shopping for health food in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, amid rumors that she was planning to marry Simon, 42, in a Christmas ceremony.
Fans soon started questioning whether their idol was hitched, with one asking:“Ok look at her hand… It’s a f–king wedding band! You can argue with me but still,” and another adding: “Adele might be married???”
Adele and Simon, who have a 4-year-old son, Angelo, have been together for five years and were engaged in October. Last month it was reported that the pair were planning a festive wedding. According to The Mirror, Simon has a 9-year-old daughter from his previous marriage and wanted her to a have a role in the ceremony. A pal said at the time: “The plan is to marry in LA. The wedding will be in one of the school holidays so Simon’s daughter can attend. It’s looking like it will be Christmas, but they want to keep details under wraps. Adele is not even wearing her engagement ring. They’re a private couple and only want their nearest and dearest there.”
The couple recently moved into an incredible mansion in the plush neighborhood of Beverly Hills and their neighbors include Beyoncé and Robbie Williams.
In November an insider explained: “They’ve decided it’s the right time to think about making that step. They won’t make a big song and dance about it, that’s not the way either of them are, and you won’t see Adele walking around with a huge diamond on her finger flaunting it. But they’re ready to take the next step and both very excited about the prospect. Adele has had an amazing time on tour and is enjoying performing to fans — but she’s looking forward to spending some quiet time at home with her family after 10 months on the road.”
[From Page Six]
When Adele chatted with Vanity Fair several months ago, she talked a lot about how difficult it was to have a baby, how she struggled with post-partum depression, and how happy she is with Simon. Simon is her first “grown-up” relationship (her words) and after that interview, I was left with the impression that A) she didn’t want to have another baby and B) she didn’t care about getting married. Like, she was happy with everything she had and didn’t need anything to change. So on that level, it would sort of surprise me if she did marry Simon, although if she did, I do think it would be this sort of low-key, no-one-really-knows thing. Oddly, I also think she might have another baby too. Hmmmm.
HBO Sets Premiere Date for Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher
In light of the tragic and untimely passing of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, HBO announced Friday that the documentary Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will premiere Saturday, January 7 at 8 p.m.
The documentary screened earlier this year at Cannes and the New York Film Festival, but no premiere date had been set. The film follows Fisher and Reynolds in the weeks leading up to Reynolds receiving the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, presented to her by Fisher. The film itself is a “story of the family’s complicated love” and will present “an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity.”
Fisher and Reynolds were neighbors, living next door to each other in the same Hollywood compound. Their life together as mother and daughter was fraught but ultimately built on a foundation of deep, abiding love. On Sunday, HBO will air Wishful Drinking, which is an adaptation of Fisher’s 2010 one-woman Broadway show.
“Mother and I live next door to each other, separated by one daunting hill,” Fisher says in this clip from Bright Lights. Carrying a tray of mac and cheese, she smiles and says, “I usually come to her.”
EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Ben Bear
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AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
When you get super baked but your girlfriend still makes you to go grocery shopping with her.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD ALL!