Pharrell Williams Is on the Latest 'Vogue' Cover!
Industry heavyweight and cultural mogul Pharrell Williams has never really taken time out of the spotlight. From being seen in the most coveted fashion garbs to making waves in the music industry, Skateboard P’s presence continues to grow daily. As a man with many accolades, Pharrell’s latest accomplishment sees him gracing the cover of Vogue‘s December issue alongside Dutch fashion model Imaan Hammam.
As the cover story, Pharrell opens up about his latest music endeavors, reviving N.E.R.D., his rough beginnings in the projects of Virginia Beach and his fashion loves. The issue also includes a spread showcasing Williams in a multitude of brands such as COMME des GARÇONS Homme Plus and Cactus Plant Flea Market.
Head over to Vogue‘s site for more details and look for the December issue to hit stands soon
#RHoA: Kenya Moore is not here for Kim Zolciak and Brielle Biermann she considers them 'Vile, Evil People'!
Kenya Moore had some brutal opinions about her "Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-star Kim Zolciak Biermann, and she wasn't afraid to let loose.
"Kim Zolciak Beer-head?" she mocked in an interview with The Grio on Friday. "Yeah, I'm aware of who she is."
Moore declared that "Real Housewives of Atlanta" didn't need to bring Zolciak back on the show at all, saying "We were number one when Kim was gone, we don't need her. We were number one when Nene [Leakes] was gone."
She continued, "She has made it a point from last season to attack me over and over and over again — my character, my marriage, my family. And for the life of me, no-one can figure out why, other than 'This is my way back on the show and this is my way back to get a check.'"
Moore was particularly annoyed by Zolciak and her daughter Brielle Biermann filming cockroaches in NeNe Leake's bathroom to embarrass her in a recent episode.
"Who does that? What type of person does that? That is the definition of someone being evil. Why else would you do that? I think it's unfortunate that Kim Zolciak Biermann and her daughter Brielle do not have any type of moral fiber in their body and they would do anything to humiliate and make other people hurt. It's just disgusting to me. I think they're really vile, evil people."
However, she stopped short of accusing Zolciak and Biermann of being racist, as Leakes has done in the past. "I don't think they’re racists for that. They're just disgusting for that."
Moore had some shade to spare for model Eva Marcille, who was introduced as a "friend of the show" this season.
"I think that Eva is a beautiful girl, but in terms of anything else on the show, she tested in the beginning of the season to be a housewife and apparently, the powers that be weren't that impressed, because they didn't make her one."
But she was more than happy to talk about Beyoncé using Moore's catchphrase "I twirl on my haters" in her hit song "Formation."
"Team Twirl told me when Beyoncé put 'I twirl on my haters' on her song that it was a shout-out to me. Of course I can't confirm that — I'm not friends with Beyonce, I would love to be but I'm not."
The song made her feel like she had a "connection" with the singer. "I felt good because that is what I do — I've always said it. I twirl on my haters. I don't care who you are, who you think I am, what you want to say about me. I know exactly who I am, so you don't matter, and for that you get a twirl. And I think that's exactly what Beyoncé was saying."
#LEEDANIELSSTAR: Patti Labelle & Brandy will appear on Lee Daniels ‘Star’!
Grammy winners Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood are set to guest-star on Fox’s Star this spring in multi-episode arcs.
Labelle will play Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) tough but loving mother, Christine, while Norwood has been cast as Carlotta’s younger sister, Cassie.
Labelle’s previous TV credits include Daytime Divas (as well as Fox’s own Empire, playing herself), while Norwood had long runs on The Game and Moesha, plus arcs on 90210 and Drop Dead Diva.
Stay tuned for further developments!
#NEWMUSIC: Luke James Taps A$AP Ferg For “Drip” Remix
Grammy-nominated R&B/Soul artist Luke James calls on rapper A$AP Ferg for an official remix of his seductive and intoxicating single, “Drip.” It’s not a hot 16, but the Harlem emcee drops a few bars to extend the reach of the lush effort to a broader audience.
The funky and eclectic song ignites a feeling of sensuality, and Luke James’ stirring, emotional, and masterful delivery pull at the heartstrings reminiscent to greats like Prince, Marvin Gaye, and D’Angelo.
Luke’s musical success has helped him transform as an actor. He appeared in recurring roles on HBO’s “Insecure” and FOX’s “Star,” and a starring role as R&B singer Johnny Gill in “The New Edition Story.”
Listen to the “Drip” remix HERE
#HIPHOPNEWS: Jidenna Returns With "Boomerang" EP
Dapper rapper Jidenna, best known for his club-rousing track “Classic Man,” has been relatively quiet since the release of his debut album The Chief back in February. But now he’s jumping right back in with his new Boomerang EP out now.
The Wisconsin-born musician’s new body of work, featuring appearances from Quavo, Wale, Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, Sarkodie, Burna Boy, and Dot Cromwell, looks to be as musically diverse as his debut.
STREAM IT HERE
Check out the tracklist below.
3. Spy Candy ft. Tiwa Savage
4. Bambi (Remix) ft. Maleek Berry, Quavo and Sarkodie
5. Little Bit More (Remix) ft. Burna Boy
6. Out Of Body ft. Dot Cromwell and Wale
BREAKING! Liz Smith, popular NY gossip columnist, dead at 94
Gossip columnist Liz Smith, whose mixture of banter, barbs, and bon mots about the glitterati helped her climb the A-list as high as many of the celebrities she covered, has died. Columnist had a minor stroke last January
Literary agent Joni Evans told The Associated Press she died in New York on Sunday of natural causes. She was 94.
For more than a quarter-century, Smith's column — titled "Liz Smith" — was one of the most widely read in the world. Its success was due in part to Smith's own celebrity status, giving her insider access rather than relying largely on tipsters, press releases and publicists. She also made occasional appearances on Fox News Channel.
Smith started her own column at the New York Daily News in 1976. Known as the "Dame of Dish," she helped usher in the era of celebrity journalism in print and television. Her reporting on Donald and Ivana Trump's divorce made front-page news as did her work on Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's impending parenthood.
According to the New York Daily News, Smith got her start as a CBS Radio news producer for Mike Wallace. She then moved on to such prestigious outlets as Cosmopolitan and Sports Illustrated before pivoting to the Daily News, which was syndicated in almost 70 newspapers across the country.
Across more than three decades, Smith wrote for The New York Post, New York Daily News and Newsday.
In 1978, during a strike at the News, Smith helped usher in the era of celebrity journalism on television by joining WNBC-TV for three nights a week commentary. Ten years later she jumped to Fox, and she later did work for the cable channel E! Entertainment Television.
She gained real attention in her career for her WNBC show "Live at Five," for which she won an Emmy for reporting in 1985.
Smith was heralded by the celebrity community for her style. Although she wrote about the personal lives of stars, she tried to do so without taking cheap shots, reporting unfounded rumors, who's-sleeping-with-whom or sexual preference.
Her own sexuality may have played a part in her decision to stay away from the topic with her subjects. In her 2000 book, "Natural Blonde," she revealed she's had relationships with both men and women, confirming a long-term relationshipw with archaeologist Iris Love.
Smith held a lighthearted opinion of her own legacy.
"We mustn't take ourselves too seriously in this world of gossip," she told The Associated Press in 1987. "When you look at it realistically, what I do is pretty insignificant.
"Still, I'm having a lot of fun."
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held to honor her this spring.
Beyonce spotted in Miami with their adorable twin babies!
They’re sooo off the charts cute. Paps got a glimpse of Beyonce and Jay Z’s 5 month old twins and the world is right again.
The power couple has been very mysterious about the babies, Sir and Rumi. They released only one official picture following their birth in June.
But now we can see, thanks to intrusive zoom lenses, that the boy and girl are absolutely perfect.
On Saturday, you could see the photos of Beyonce, her hair in an updo extension, casually walking around the property with Sir in her arms.
The trip was a family affair. Bey’s mother Tina Knowles was apparently along, too, according to pics. The businesswoman was spotted helping out and providing an extra set of hands for the two babies and the couple’s first daughter, Blue Ivy, 5.
You may not be able to see the pap photos all over the Internet for long. According to hotnewhiphop.com, a few alert Beyhivers noticed that some social media accounts that posted photos of the twins have since been shut down.
Family Matters Star Darius McCrary Says He Was Also A Victim Of Sexual Misconduct
Darius McCrary had some pretty interesting things to say about all of the sexual misconduct allegations floating around Hollywood.
When TMZ caught up with the “Family Matters” star, he defended his dear friend, Charlie Sheen, who has been accused of raping Corey Haim when he was 13-years-old.
“Eddie Winslow” said there is no way possible Charlie could have done what he’s accused of. He went on to say people are just “thirsty.”
Then, Darius revealed he was touched inappropriately by a Hollywood exec when he was a child star and added, “But, I’m not gone tell on nobody.”
#BOXOFFICENEWS: 'Thor 3' comes in at #1 again while While 'Daddy's Home 2' and 'Orient Express' Deliver 2nd and 3rd Place!
Thor: Ragnarok delivered an expected #1 finish in its second weekend at the domestic box office, pushing the film's domestic total ahead of both the first and second Thor films after just ten days in release. However, just as much a story are the strong openings for a batch of newcomers, both wide and and limited, as Paramount's Daddy's Home 2 and Fox's Murder on the Orient Express both delivered ahead of expectations and Fox Searchlight's Three Billboards averaged $80,000 per theater over its limited bow. Meanwhile, A24's Lady Bird cracked the weekend top ten despite only playing in 37 theaters.
With an estimated $56.6 million this weekend, Thor: Ragnarok dropped just 54% in its second weekend, pushing the film's domestic gross over $211 million after ten days in release. That's enough to best the full domestic gross for both the first Thor film ($181m) and Thor: The Dark World ($206.3m). In fact, Ragnarok is now the 12th highest grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will soon top Doctor Strange's $232 million, which opened over the same weekend as Ragnarok last year.
In addition to its domestic performance, Ragnarok also added $76 million to its international total this weekend, pushing the film's overseas total to $438.5 million for a global cume that tops $650 million. This too bests the previous global cumes for the first two Thor films as well as placing it tenth among the 17 previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, soon to top the $677.7 million worldwide gross for Doctor Strange. The film is also already ranked in the top ten at the worldwide box office among 2017 releases.
Placing second is Paramount's Daddy's Home 2, which received a critical drubbing to the tune of a score of 30 on Metacritic, but that didn't deter opening weekend audiences. With an estimated $30 million, the comedy sequel brought in $8.7 million less than the first film, but given the first film debuted over the Christmas holiday and the sequel has the Thanksgiving holiday and all of December ahead of it this is a great start for the pic.
Even better, while critics weren't impressed, opening day audiences gave Daddy's Home 2 an "A-" CinemaScore, a notch better than the "B+" for the first film, which went on to gross over $150 million domestically. The sequel also drastically increased its female audience compared to the first film with 57% of the opening weekend audience being female vs. 48% for the first film. Of the overall audience, 65% were 25 years or older while 52% were 35+.
Pulling into third place is Fox's Murder on the Orient Express, delivering an estimated $28.2 million from 3,341 theaters. Orient Express played to an audience that was 56% female vs. 44% male and of the overall audience, 51% was 35 years of age or older. The film received a "B" CinemaScore.
Looking ahead, based on a couple of the comparisons made in Mojo's weekend preview, The Girl on the Train opened with $24.5 million and went on to gross over $75 million domestically. Additionally, Arrival also opened with $24 million and went on to gross just over $100 million, which will make the coming weekends very interesting as Orient Express plays throughout the holiday season.
Tyrese Launches Clothing Line with His Daughter’s Name During Custody Battle
Do you love Tyrese‘s daughter as much as he claims to? Then do we have the clothing line for you!
The “Fast the Furious” star has launched a website called ShaylaRocks.com, which plans to sell t-shirts and sweatshirts that say “Shayla ROCKS” across the front.
The website says the clothing line is coming soon and bills the company as “a brand with a heartbeat.”
Tyrese has been posting several photos and videos where he can be seen wearing one of the sweatshirts
Attorneys for Norma Gibson, Shayla’s mother, tell The Blast that they plan to present this to the court to see if Tyrese is in violation of a court order barring him from making mention of his custody case on social media.
According to online records, Tyrese registered the URL for the site on October 30, but the order came down on November 2.
This isn’t the first time Tyrese has seemingly used his custody case to promote a product. He posted photos of journalists holding his book while sitting outside of his court hearing. He deleted them shortly thereafter.
Rosie O’Donnell Talks Whitney Houston’s Rumored Girlfriend Robyn Crawford: ‘Everyone’ Knew About Her Sexuality
Rosie O’Donnell opened up about her friend Whitney Houston’s rumored romantic relationship with her longtime assistant, Robyn Crawford, during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Thursday, November 9.
“I didn’t know them as a couple per se, but I knew that they were together,” the TV personality, 55, said. “I’m friends with a lot of very athletic, older lesbian women who are in the WNBA. And that’s sort of the group [they hung out with], all of these basketball-playing women. So, I knew that and I knew it for a very long time.”
The late singer’s alleged romance with Crawford wasn’t widely known until it was detailed in the acclaimed documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me, which aired on Showtime this August. In the film, several of Houston’s family members and friends claimed that her relationship with her BFF was more than platonic.
Though the revelation came as a surprise to some fans, O’Donnell said she knew all along. “Everyone sort of knew it,” she said. “I thought it was very surprising when Clive Davis came out and said that he never discussed her being gay, and I was like, ‘Well, I don’t believe that for one minute.’”
Houston first met Crawford as a teenager growing up in New Jersey. According to the documentary, their friendship and rumored relationship was a point of contention during the Grammy winner’s marriage to Bobby Brown, her husband from 1992 to 2007. “They battled for her affections,” Houston’s former bodyguard David Roberts claimed of Crawford and the New Edition singer, 48.
The “I Will Always Love You” vocalist’s mother, Cissy Houston, said in a January 2013 interview that it “absolutely” would have bothered her if her daughter was a lesbian. However, she insisted that if Whitney and Crawford were dating, she wasn’t aware of it.
Whitney died at the age of 48 in February 2012. The cause of death was accidental drowning, and a toxicology report showed that she had several drugs, including cocaine and cannabis, in her system at the time.
Is Jennifer Hudson Wearing Out Her Welcome at The Voice?
NBC insiders claim Jennifer Hudson's days are numbered on The Voice...
According to Radar Online Jennifer Hudson’s first season as a coach on the NBC’s The Voice will likely be her last, as RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that her “diva antics” were just way too much handle for the cast and crew!
“Jennifer does not show up on time and is a complete diva when she does. She is constantly complaining about her outfits and is always unhappy with her hair and make-up,” spills the behind-the-scenes snitch.
Lately, Hudson has been constantly plugging her own production company, JHud Productions, from her judging chair.
“She is using this platform for her own gain and she got reprimanded by execs for it,” the source said, adding, “And she still continues to do it anyways.”
White Man Robbed Bank In Blackface, Arrested
Bank robbers, who get caught, are usually complete idiots. Case in point, a white guy who robbed a bank in blackface has been arrested.
The robbery occurred back in August, but the feds finally caught faux-brown-skinned bank robber this past Wednesday (Nov. 8).
Reports the San Bernardino Sun: A man in blackface and wearing a beanie who was caught on surveillance video trying to rob a Corona bank in August was arrested in his Lake Elsinore home Wednesday, Riverside County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.
Investigators gathered enough evidence to serve a search warrant Wednesday at the Lake Elsinore home of Jerrad Schmittle, 40, according to a sheriff’s press release. Schmittle was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery.
On the afternoon of Aug. 18, deputies from the Lake Elsinore sheriff’s station were called to the Wells Fargo Bank in the 11000 block of De Palma Road in Corona after a silent alarm was triggered, according to the statement.
Investigators learned a white man, “with obvious dark make-up to disguise his appearance,” had given a teller a note that demanded money, officials said. The man also told the teller he had a gun.
Schmittle wasn’t ID’d until Nov. 1. Meaning, someone probably dropped dime on his dumb azz.
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