LL Cool J’s Son Arrested

Posted by | Posted in Da Game and Industry News | Posted on 30-09-2015

LL Cool J‘s son was arrested in New York City, according to published reports.

Police arrested 26-year-old son Najee Smith and charged him with infractions related to trespassing. The younger Smith was apprehended and handcuffed after an alleged altercation in New York’s Meatpacking District.

Police were called about 3:15 am, because Najee refused to leave the premises and was resistant when restaurant workers attempted to escort him out.

LL has not commented on the matter.

Filed under: News Tagged: arrested, LL Cool J, Najee Smith

Popularity: 1% [?]

LL Cool J’s Son Arrested

Posted by | Posted in Da Game and Industry News | Posted on 30-09-2015

LL Cool J‘s son was arrested in New York City, according to published reports.

Police arrested 26-year-old son Najee Smith and charged him with infractions related to trespassing. The younger Smith was apprehended and handcuffed after an alleged altercation in New York’s Meatpacking District.

Police were called about 3:15 am, because Najee refused to leave the premises and was resistant when restaurant workers attempted to escort him out.

LL has not commented on the matter.

Filed under: News Tagged: arrested, LL Cool J, Najee Smith

Popularity: 1% [?]

Omarion & Apryl Jones Have A Baby Girl On The Way! + Willow Smith Signs First Modeling Contract

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 29-09-2015

 photo Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 9.09.47 PM_zpshyivdakj.png

Baby #2 is on the way for Omarion and girlfriend Apryl Jones!  Get the deets inside, plus modeling news for YBK Kid Willow Smith

It’s a girl form "LAHH Hollywood" stars Omarion and Apryl S. Jones!  The couple just announced they’re pregnant and Apryl is 5 months along.  She posted the below pic of her baby bump and the couple’s son Megaa:

 photo Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 9.09.11 PM_zpsojhcayuu.png 

Apryl commented, "And he thought he was having a brother lol…. #5months #itsagirl @1omarion".

Omarion proudly posted video of the sonogram:

 

A video posted by Mr O (@1omarion) on Sep 29, 2015 at 2:21pm PDT

He said, "1omarion#2 My lil princess is on the way. #5monthspreggoanduainteeknooit @aprylsjones."

Looks like Megaa won’t be the only ridiculously cute baby in the family.  Congrats to the couple!

 

 

 photo WillowSmithCelebsAttendNewLookWirelesskJhv7eWUHE1l_zpsdkjbtiza.jpg

In YBF Kids news, Willow Smith will be the newest member of the IT-Girl model clique soon.  The singer/actress/heiress to the Smith entertainment throne just signed her first modeling contract with The Society Agency.

The Society Agency, nased in NYC, also reps Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima and more.

According to the agency’s Twitter, they are now representing the 14-year-old and her model aspirations:

 photo Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 10.47.49 PM_zpstbybe353.png

She’s already covered plenty of fashion mags and been featured in designer campaigns, so it’ll be interesting to see how much further she can go with her agency. Congrats Willow!

 

Photos: Twitter/Getty/Instagram

Popularity: 1% [?]

MOGUL MOVES: 50 Cent Signs Two-Year Overall Deal With Starz + Jay Z’s TIDAL Reaches 1 Million Subscribers

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 29-09-2015

 photo Screenshot 2015-09-29 16.42.41.png

In mogul moves, we’ve got 50 Cent closing a new deal with Starz and Jay Z celebrating a milestone for TIDAL.  More inside…

 photo Screenshot 2015-09-29 16.41.07.png

50 Cent just made a huge deal with Starz. How do we know?  The camera-shy, non-publicity seeking rapper quietly posted an announcement on Instagram (side-eye).  He captioned, "Watch what I do now, yall think I’m out here playing around. I’m getting it done trust me."

Mr. Show Off has signed a two-year exclusive premium television pact with Starz, the network he helped bring to prominence with his drama series “Power.”

What does that mean?

Like the deal "blackish" creator Kenya Barris just signed with ABC, it allows 50 Cent to develop new projects for the network through his G Unit Film & Television, Inc.

It doesn’t necessarily mean every show he pitches will make it on air though. The only person we think has it going on like that is Shonda Rhimes.

In a statement from the network, 50 said,

“Starz has been the perfect partner to make ‘Power’ the success that it is and I am looking forward to developing many more record-breaking series with them.”

Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz, added, “Curtis is a wonderful hands-on producer and actor on ‘Power’ and we look forward to expanding his roles behind-the-camera with Starz over the next two years."

FYI – Starz was so happy with season 2 of "Power" that they ordered 10-episodes for season 3 and production began earlier this month at the series’ home base at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn.
 

In other mogul moves…

 photo JayZTIDALXJayZBsidesNYCcnezAwmmzz7l.jpg

It looks like Jay Z is having the last laugh.  When he launched TIDAL a few months ago, people threw him major shade and questioned why folks would pay for stuff they could see on Youtube for free.  Well…. folks are paying and subscribing, so it works for them.  In fact, he’s gone Platinum…so to speak.

He announced via Twitter that TIDAL has reached 1 million subscribers.

 photo Screenshot 2015-09-29 16.33.31.png

Notice the last line? “Let’s celebrate 10/20 Brooklyn.” While no further details have been disclosed, it looks like there’s another concert headed to BK for TIDAL users….

 

 

Photos via 50 Cent’s IG/Getty

Popularity: 1% [?]

Avant Talks 8th Album ‘The VIII’, Longevity, The State Of R&B & More

Posted by | Posted in Da Game and Industry News | Posted on 29-09-2015

Video by J. Wright (@WhoisJwright).

R&B veteran Avant recently released his eighth studio album ‘The VIII’ (The Eighth) via MO-B Entertainment/Caroline. The thirteen-song album features production by Travis Sayles and Bob Robinson (Tim & Bob) and will captivate true R&B music lovers with Avant’s magnetic voice and beautifully interwoven lyrics. Avant’s first single, “Special,” breathes new life into love and commitment.

Celebrating 15 years in R&B, Avant has accumulated an impressive catalog of hits that has included “Read Your Mind,” “Makin’ Good Love,” “Don’t Take Your Love Away” and “You and I” featuring Keke Wyatt among other chart toppers. On ‘The VIII’, he continues to create his signature formula of success, touching the emotional chord of the listener.

“I try to keep everything in perspective as things just go on in life. I’m a writer that writes from real life. I try to write from what I see… I keep it fresh and new for the peopl. With all my music, I want to leave classics that everyone will remember and be a part of the soundtrack of their lives.”

AllHipHop caught up with Avant to discuss his longevity, eighth album, the state of R&B, what he misses about music and much more. Check out the interview below.


Filed under: Alternatives Tagged: Avant

Popularity: 1% [?]

Avant Talks 8th Album ‘The VIII’, Longevity, The State Of R&B & More

Posted by | Posted in Da Game and Industry News | Posted on 29-09-2015

Video by J. Wright (@WhoisJwright).

R&B veteran Avant recently released his eighth studio album ‘The VIII’ (The Eighth) via MO-B Entertainment/Caroline. The thirteen-song album features production by Travis Sayles and Bob Robinson (Tim & Bob) and will captivate true R&B music lovers with Avant’s magnetic voice and beautifully interwoven lyrics. Avant’s first single, “Special,” breathes new life into love and commitment.

Celebrating 15 years in R&B, Avant has accumulated an impressive catalog of hits that has included “Read Your Mind,” “Makin’ Good Love,” “Don’t Take Your Love Away” and “You and I” featuring Keke Wyatt among other chart toppers. On ‘The VIII’, he continues to create his signature formula of success, touching the emotional chord of the listener.

“I try to keep everything in perspective as things just go on in life. I’m a writer that writes from real life. I try to write from what I see… I keep it fresh and new for the peopl. With all my music, I want to leave classics that everyone will remember and be a part of the soundtrack of their lives.”

AllHipHop caught up with Avant to discuss his longevity, eighth album, the state of R&B, what he misses about music and much more. Check out the interview below.


Filed under: Alternatives Tagged: Avant

Popularity: 1% [?]

First Lady Michelle Obama Schools The Youngins At "The Power Of An Educated Girl" Panel In NYC + Mariah Carey’s Very “MAC” Christmas

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 29-09-2015

 photo GlamourHostsPowerEducatedGirlFirstLady1FT7Xqcx7fKl.jpg

First Lady Michelle Obama served up some golden nuggets to young girls as she hosted an educational panel in NYC today. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics for a new lippie collection just in time for Christmas. More inside….

First Lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to educate young girls all around the world with her “Let Girls Learn” initiative. To keep the ball rolling, FLOTUS took the stage at the Apollo Theater today to co-host “The Power Of An Educated Girl” panel along with Hollywood starlet/ U.N. Messenger Charlize Theron, who is also the founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.

 photo GlamourHostsPowerEducatedGirlFirstLadyghLx2O2HY7Gl.jpg

During her speech, our First Lady offered up some serious advice before 1,000 schoolgirls and young women, inspiring them to compete with the boys and reminding them they can do anything a boy can do…or even better.

 photo GlamourHostsPowerEducatedGirlFirstLady1ZUdbf5fouel.jpg

Not only that, she reminded the young ladies to keep their mind on the books…and NOT on getting boys’ attention. She said,

"There is no boy at this age that is cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting your education. Look, if I had worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute at your age, I wouldn’t be married to the President of the United States today."

Preach FLOTUS! Loves all of this and more.

 

Coming to a make-up counter soon….

 photo mcf22_1.png

R&B legend Mariah Carey is gearing up for a very MACalicious Christmas. The international superstar has partnered up with MAC Cosmetics for a new lippie that she’s dubbed “All I Want” just in time for Christmas. And we all know Christmas time is MiMi’s favorite time of year.

Coming this December, if you’re looking for a new nude hue, MiMi has you covered. “All I Want” will be a sparkly, frosted champagne shade, perfect for the holiday season. Not only that, MC will be releasing the full Mariah x MAC Beauty Icon collection in 2016.

MiMi took to her Instagram to share the good news saying, “It’s a major lip #moment! "All I Want" lipstick with @MACcosmetics is coming Dec. 2015! Plus, a full Mariah x MAC Beauty Icon collection is coming later in 2016! #MACMariahCarey"

In an interview with PopSugar, the iconic singer dished on her upcoming collection revealing how she came up with "All I Want" and how the collaboration with MAC came about. Below are the highlights:

 

POPSUGAR: How did you pick this particular name for the lipstick? You have so many songs to choose from.

Mariah Carey: Well, I wanted something different for the holidays. It’s not a red lip; it’s actually a champagne shimmer with a frost texture. I wanted to go away from the typical red lip that everybody usually does for Christmas. It’s really beautiful. "All I Want" is such an evergreen song for me, and it’s a natural name for the lipstick.

PS: It’s such a major song — I know people who listen to it in July! Did you have any idea that it was going to be such a huge hit?

MC: No, I really didn’t! I was writing it in this little, tiny room with a little keyboard by myself years ago, and then I just sang it. It was a process, but I was sitting in the middle of Summer with Christmas trees in the room having fun. I never knew it would be one of my most famous songs. Here we are, all this time later. Every year I hear it, and it actually makes me really happy. It makes me happier to hear than any of my other songs because I love Christmas so much.

PS: Let’s talk about the shimmery nude color.

MC: Well I’ve always loved the frosty lip for Winter, because I think it blends in with the tone of the season. Even growing up, [the shade is] something that I would gravitate towards. I don’t look good in a red lip, and I wanted to be able to wear the color. I know a lot of people who don’t care for red lipstick, either. We ended up going with this really beautiful champagne shimmer.

PS: Sounds lovely. That shimmery lip texture feels like a throwback to those ‘90s MAC lipsticks.

MC: Even a throwback to ones from before that. It’s something that I’ve always loved, that color. So it is sort of a throwback, but I think it’s going to feel modern, too.

PS: How did this collaboration with MAC come to be?

MC: I’ve been a huge fan of MAC Cosmetics for forever, and it’s been my go-to makeup for stage and off-stage. I don’t keep that much makeup on me, but there are a couple of MAC colors that I really love and that I’ve been loyal to for years. MAC is great because it’s an inclusive brand. They have a long history of diverse collaborations, and I’m a different-looking person. When I say different, I mean I’m an ambiguous-looking person. Most people have a difficult time being like, "What is she?" This is going to be something that a lot of different people will be able to feel like they can wear, and it will look good on them because I kept that in mind when we were working on it.

 

Read her full interview here.

Congrats MC!

Photos: Getty/Mariah’s IG

Popularity: 1% [?]

Chris Brown Wants To Talk To Australian Kids About Domestic Violence + Is Sanaa Lathan Rocking French Montana’s Chain?

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 29-09-2015

 photo Screenshot 2015-09-29 15.37.27.png

As Chris Brown waits for travel visa approval, he wants the folks in Australia to know he’d be a great spokesperson to talk about domestic violence.  See his tweets inside and check out Sanaa Lathan allegedly rocking French Montana’s chain.

We’ve been following Chris Brown’s saga with Australia for a few weeks now and Chris just made the most intelligent argument for getting his Visa. 

In case you missed it, Chris (shown with his daughter Royalty in their latest pic) would like to take his "One Hell Of A Night" tour to the land down under in December, but the natives are in a tiff about his 2009 conviction for brutally attacking Rihanna.  By the way, his management says he’s been to the continent twice since 2009, but that’s beside the point.

The position of some higher ups in Australian cities is that granting him a VISA to perform is almost like condoning domestic violence.  Chris disagrees. In fact, he thinks granting him a VISA would show that a man is not his past mistakes and he’d be a great advocate to speak to the youth about his past transgressions.  He tweeted,

 photo Screenshot 2015-09-29 15.30.47.png

 

For what it worth…Chris makes a good point.  He has a "captive" audience and kids do listen to him.  Would the Australian government reach more kids through Chris Brown than the alternative?

 

In other news….

 photo sannalathensddds.png

So ya’ll remember when Sanaa Lathan was all drunk boots on French Montana’s lap after the club?  We were scratching our heads and trying to figure out "Is the hook-up real?" or nah.

We still don’t know….but because we stalk both of their Instagrams, we noticed that Sanaa may be rocking one of French Montana’s chains.  See the pic above….

Well…..how do we know that it’s French’s chain?  We’re pretty sure Sanaa didn’t have that -ish made on Rodeo Drive by her favorite jeweler….so let’s assume it’s a gift. 

As for whether they’re actually smashing, there are two ways folks in the hood show their love: Tattoos and gold chains. If Sanaa is happy…we’re happy. But please don’t get that man’s name inked on you ANYWHERE! 

 

Photos via Sanaa’s IG/French’s IG/Chris B’s IG

Popularity: 1% [?]

Derrick Rose Responds — Says Alleged Gang Rape Victim CONSENTED To Group Sex + Suffers Fracture Injury During 1st Day Of Training Camp!

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 29-09-2015

 photo dr3.jpg

There are new developments in the case against Derrick Rose after he and his friends allegedly gang raped a woman inside of her apartment. We’ve also learned the NBA star suffered another injury during practice today! Get the latest inside…

We have new developments in the gang rape case against Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose. A few weeks ago, we told you an anonymous woman who we’ll call “Jane Doe” filed a lawsuit against the NBA baller accusing him and his friends.  She alleged that in 2013 they drugged her, broke into her L.A. apartment and then gang raped her while she was passed out.

The Bulls’ star has presumed his innocence releasing a statement to refute the claims, and now he’s filing legal docs in his defense. Derrick claims she’s telling a lie and that she gave them consent to have sex. Matter of fact, she was one who allegedly buzzed them into her apartment to do so. TMZ got a hold of new court documents filed by Derrick that claim “Jane Doe” consented to sexual interactions on the day in question AND she also invited the defendants into her apartment.

The court docs also reveal the alleged victim met up with a friend the next day for a cup of coffee and went to work for a full shift. He’s hoping this would prove that she wasn’t victimized like she claims, despite the fact that rape victims all handle the situation differently

Oh…and get this. Derrick even offers up an interesting reason as to WHY she decided to press charges. He reportedly did not reimburse her for one of the sex toys used that night and he started ignoring her texts. He believes this set her off and caused her to take legal action.

She’s seeking unspecified damages.

Meanwhile, Derrick doesn’t seem to be letting this situation get to him. He’s still active on his social media accounts. Last week, he was spotted attending/supporting his baby’s mother Mieka during New York Fashion Week along with their son PJ.

 

In basketball news….

More bad news for Derrick Rose!

The point guard has suffered yet another injury on the court today that will require surgery. And there’s not an inkling as to when he’ll return to the court.

During the first day of training camp, Derrick was struck in the face by an elbow, which resulted in a left orbital fracture. It’s rumored Bulls power forward Taj Gibson may have been the one who caused the injury. Yikes. Derrick is expected to undergo surgery tomorrow morning.

ESPN breaks down Derrick’s lengthy injury record, reporting:

A timetable for his return will not be known until after the surgery, the Bulls said. They will provide an update at that time. The orbital fracture is the latest in a long line of health issues for the 2010-11 MVP. He tore the ACL in his left knee in April 2012 and missed the 2012-13 season.

He then tore the medial meniscus in his right knee in November 2013 and missed the rest of the 2013-14 season. Rose also had a meniscectomy on his right knee in February and missed 31 regular-season games during the 2014-15 season. In total, Rose has played in just 100 regular-season games since the beginning of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season.

 

Totally not his year.

 

Photo: Getty

Popularity: 1% [?]

Tamera Mowry Housley GUSHES Over Baby Ariah, Says Black Actresses Should Be The Norm, NOT A Trend

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 29-09-2015

 photo tamsl1.png

Tamera Mowry Housley is opening up about life as a mom for the 2nd time around and why black actresses should be the considered the norm rather than a trend. Get into her thoughts inside…

Actress-turned-talk show host Tamera Mowry Housley is living on cloud 9 these days. Her career is flourishing, hosting on daytime talk show “The Real” with four other fab chicks. Meanwhile, her personal life is just as fulfilling. She has been happily married to her husband Adam Housley for 4 years, she became a first time mom in November 2012 after giving birth to her son Aden and now she’s a mom twice over after welcoming a baby girl Ariah into the world this past July.

In a new interview with mom.me, the 37-year-old mom/actress gushes over how much fun she’s having dressing up her new bundle of joy. She also talks about the difference between her and sister Tia Mowry Hardrict’s parenting styles, how supportive her co-hosts have been during her pregnancy journey and why black actresses (or any woman of color), such as Viola Davis, should be what’s ultimately accepted in society and not being considered a “trend.”

On her favorite part of having a little girl: "I’d be lying to myself if I didn’t say I love dressing her up. I have so much fun with girl clothes. (Ariah is pictured below right.) There are so many more options than boys’ clothes. There are great boys’ clothes out there, but you have to become a lot more creative, whereas with girls’ clothes, the sky is the limit."

 photo vvwin1.jpg

On Viola Davis’ history-making Emmy win, especially being an African-American actress: "I am so inspired as an actress. Being in the business — I have been in the business for a long time and see that it’s difficult. Yes, people are really loving African-American actresses, which is amazing. However, I want to get to a place where it’s not a trend, where we’re all just actresses. I love that we are appreciating the beauty and the skill and the talent of our African-American colleagues, and I just pray and hope that it’s more than just a trend — that it’s the face of the future. That all women of color — whether you’re black, white, yellow, brown, purple — we all have a chance to win and have amazing opportunities."

 photo tamreal.png

On juggling parenthood with two small children, co-hosting "The Real" and other projects:

"I just had a conversation with my girls (at "The Real"). It was hysterical, because normally during lunch we all have our private girl chats. They’re so great because I have to pump every lunch break and I’m sitting there, with my pump and my bra — and they’re just so open and so comforting.

["The Real" co-host] Jeannie [Mai] said the cutest thing. At first, she was like, "Oh my God, this weirds me out a little bit, I have to be honest." But I did mention, "Guys, I’m really trying to find the balance. I feel like I somewhat had an idea of what balance was with my son, but I have to learn new balance.""

I think what I’m learning right now is to just prioritize each day, each moment."

On her and her sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s different parenting styles and advice to other parents:

"Do what’s right for you and your family, and that’s what I have learned as I’ve gotten older and met with other moms. I’ve learned that everybody has their different parenting styles, but there’s one thing we all have in common, and that is take care of that child the best way we know how. To give that child love, and that’s what I focus on with my friends. I don’t so much focus on how different our parenting styles are. It’s the thing that we all have in common, and each family has different needs.

I have a little girl now, a newborn, and I’m exclusively nursing, so for me, I have to keep her on a schedule. But I’m actually not 100 percent traditional. I do the attachment style with the carrier. I love carrying my baby. I love the bond that I have with her. I’m so grateful for my job that I’m able to bring her to work, and I just feel so blessed to be able to have her with me all the time."

Read Tamera’s full interview here.

 

Photos: Tamera’s IG/Getty

Popularity: 1% [?]

Get Adobe Flash playerPlugin by wpburn.com wordpress themes
SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline