Jennifer Hudson gave back to her hometown of Chicago by assisting in a back to school supply giveaway. Hudson and her sister, Julia King, held the drive for low-income children at a South Side Salvation Army community center. The charity event, which they call Hatch Day, was held in remembrance of King's son Julian, who was murdered in 2008 along with their mother and brother. This is the third anniversary of the event, which is always hosted on Julian's birthday.
Former Duke star Grant Hill made a $1.25 million donation to his alma mater Wednesday. This money will go towards improving Duke’s athletic facilities as well as the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. Of the seven-figure sum donated by Hill and his wife, Tamia, $250,000 will be used to support the Annual Fund for the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the rest will be used to upgrade Duke’s athletic facilities.
Kimora Lee Simmons created a Go Fund Me page in order to raise money for Michael and his family. Within 24 hours, the page had raised $44,000 and it has raised $58,000 at the time of this writing. She also tweeted to her followers that she’d reached out to the Brown family and offered to pay for this funeral. Kimora also encouraged supporters of Michael Brown to leave words of encouragement on the funding page in the event that they were unable to leave any money.
Basketball Wives star Draya Michele has come under fire for allegedly skipping out on a West Hollywood club appearance because there were too many ‘f*gs and dy*es’ in attendance. Draya told TMZ she did NOT make the homophobic comment. She says never even showed up to the club that night … she had called them to say she had to cancel because she was sick. She says the club owner threatened to trash her in the media for being a no show.
Watch below as the club hostess spill the tea!
Kim Kardashian recently called Beyoncé out on national TV, talking on Jimmy Kimmel Live about mishaps at her May 24 wedding. Friends of the reality star tell In Touch the statement was no accident, but intentionally planned. Up until her Aug. 4 appearance on Jimmy’s show, Kim had avoided talking about the wedding-invite snub at the insistence of Kanye. But now, Kim doesn’t think she has to tiptoe around her rival anymore, the pal tells In Touch. “Kim thinks Beyoncé’s a fake, and that the real Beyoncé is nothing like the one the public knows. Not showing up for the wedding was a total slap in the face,” says the friend. “And now Kim’s not afraid to call her out on it.” “Kim is done playing nice,” a friend of Kim's dishes in the new issue of In Touch – on stands now. “Beyoncé humiliated her.” The friend also says Kim, who used to idolize the singer, “will never forgive Beyoncé unless she gets a public apology.”
Beyoncé will be donating school supplies to about 2,000 Philadelphia schoolchildren as part of an initiative involving her charity, #BeyGOOD and a Brooklyn-based company committed to helping community children in need called STATE Bags. #BeyGOOD x STATE Bags has pledged to donate to underfunded school systems on the East coast. Other cities include Baltimore, Charlotte, N.C., Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J., and New York City.
"She said YESSSSSSSSSS" Kevin Hart tweeted after proposing to now fiance Eniko Parrish. While the couple was out celebrating Eniko's 30th birthday, Kevin Hart decided that after five years of dating it was time to pop the question. Eniko tweets:
I said YES!!!!! To the most amazing man in the world.. 😘💍Thirty as been GREAT to me thus far, I… http://t.co/mzRD3UoDTG— enιĸo✨ (@NEEKIBABY) August 19, 2014
You go Kevin and congratulations to the happy couple! Check out Kevin's official tweet and photo here.
Mariah Carey announced on her website that she is planning on hitting the road for a world tour entitled "The Elusive Chanteuse Show". The show is scheduled to launch in October of this year with its first stops in Asia. This is Mimi's first time back on the road since her last tour "The Adventures of Mimi" back in 2006. Keep an eye out because The Elusive Chanteuse might be stopping by a city near you.
Back in May, Laquisha aka Malaysia Pargo filed for divorce from her husband Jannero Pargo of the Charlotte Hornets after catching him cheating. Well, Jannero is now ordered to pay $15,380 a month in child support plus $7,500 a month in spousal support AND he's been ordered to pay $25,000 for all of Malaysia's attorneys' fees. Sheesh! Talk about a come up.
During an interview with Billboard Magazine last week French Montana was asked about his relationship with Khloe Kardashian and he responded with 'I want to capitalize on it. I’ll get a fan base from everywhere. I just hope I’ll be able to connect with everything that’s going on.' So French admits he loves the extra attention that dating a Kardashian brings to him, but how does Khloe feel about that? Check out her tweet below:
It's amusing to me that Y'all think I don't see it. I was the first one to see it. I just don't care.— Khloé (@khloekardashian) August 17, 2014
Rumors spread last week that Beyonce had plans on remixing her single 'Blow' with none other than Ms. RiRi herself. But Rihanna quickly shut those rumors down letting us know that the collaboration was a lie! Don't be too sad. Maybe they'll bring us something in the future...or maybe not!
Last week Keke Palmer made some comments via Twitter urging peace and unity after the shooting death of Michael Brown but her fans weren't really feeling what she had to say. She obviously didn't let that stop her because over the weekend Keke joined the protesters over in Ferguson. Check out some of her encounters below:
God bless this woman right here! I met her out here in Ferguson tonight, & she was telling me about… http://t.co/x8m2wAmttY— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 17, 2014
we stand together as one people, united under The Lord. Only the light can outshine darkness, living… http://t.co/DKtROOXYNu— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 17, 2014
Sources claim that little sister of Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson is upset that Diana Ross is taking over her wedding. As we all may know, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are to be married in just a few short weeks but Ashlee doesn't like that Ms. Ross is reportedly organizing the reception around a performance which consists of a medly of all Diana Ross' hits and a 30 minute set. She has also planned a special mother son dance. You ain't know she was a diva Ashlee?
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Dwayne Wade stopped making payments on his Chicago home that he once lived in with his ex-wife, Siohvaughn and their two kids. The mortgage on the 7,800 square foot, 6 bedroom home was a cool 225K a month. According to TMZ, the bank sent the foreclosure notice August 11.
While watching coverage of Ferguson on TV last night, Diddy took to Instagram to deliver a video message to President Obama. “This sh-t ain’t right,” Diddy said. “Obama, get on a plane , it’s serious. These are your people, baby. These are your people.”
A former road manager and personal assistant to Jermaine Dupri is suing him for four years of unpaid overtime wages. Tadd Mingo said he worked for Dupri from May 2010 until he was forced to resign this year. During the period, Mingo said he worked an average of 65 hours a week but was never compensated for the overtime. Mingo accuses Dupri of breach of contract and “unjust enrichment.” He said he has made numerous requests for the back pay but has only received “empty reassurances” from Dupri, according to the lawsuit.
Kid Ink is being sued by a pizza delivery man named Garnik Nazarian after the man was attacked by Ink's dog at the rapper's Granada Hills home. The dog, named Louie, was reportedly "chomping down on his hands, arms, legs, face and other body parts." According to the lawsuit, Nazarian's injuries are so bad, he won't be able to deliver pizzas for a long time to come. In addition to medical bills, he wants Ink to cover lost profits.
VH1 has announced the cast of its upcoming series, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. Ray J, Soulja Boy and Omarion are set to lead the cast. Omarion's former B2K group mate Lil Fizz is also set to appear on the program, along with rapper Young Berg and actress Teairra Marie. Heiress Nikki Mudarris, hopeful rapper Hazel E, radio deejay Yesi Ortiz and club promoter Sincere are also slated to appear on the show. Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood is scheduled to premiere September 15 on VH1.
They say R.Kelly agreed to pay his manager $1.3 million when they ended their contract last year, and according to Derrel McDavid, he's only paid $300 thousand of that. The former manager alleges that monthly installments of $40 thousand were supposed to be sent his way for 18 months, and he hasn't seen any of it. McDavid is now suing for the remaining $1 million.
Kevin Hart does not appreciate all of the shade he's been getting after proposing to Eniko Parrish. Monday night, just as his ex-wife Torrei Hart's reality show 'Atlanta Exes' premiered on VH1 Kevin Hart proposed to his girlfriend of five years Eniko Parrish. Kevin clears up the confusion! Click here
The Oscar-winning singer's half-brother, Stephen Angelo Simpson, is facing felony charges after allegedly stabbing a man several times. Apparently Simpson was looking for his ex-wife and ran into her current boyfriend and allegedly stabbed him. He may be charged with first degree home invasion and attempted murder.
Earlier this week, Ray J pleaded not guilty to a bunch of charges stemming from an alleged sexual-battery incident. According to the Los Angeles district attorney's office he has been charged with four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, vandalism, battery on a police officer and resisting an officer.
So who's side is Remy Ma on?! Well, she actually has not chosen a side on the beef between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim feud. In an interview with AllHipHop.com, Remy stated that Lil' Kim’s lyrical focus has been a little too narrow:
"It’s been going on for too long. That’s one thing. On Kim’s part, I would have liked if she put out more music. Not just music directed at the person she’s upset. Just music in general. If you feel like you hold a certain position, it’s so easy to prove that by putting out material."
True that Remy! For full interview check it out here.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez might be on their way to divorce. Allegedly the couple has been living separately for months. Uh oh Halle, divorce number three? Really?
K. Michelle had a lot to say about her former friend Elle Varner. Apparently the ladies aren't seeing eye to eye and K. wasn't afraid to tell all. She dishes on some song stealing, twitter dissing and Meek Mill loving. Listen for yourself.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are supposedly on the verge of a break-up! The couple have allegedly been sleeping separately after Mimi suspected Nick of cheating. She reportedly hired security to babysit Nick so that he stays away from thirsty women. You knew you had a baby on your hands Mariah...no shade!
Another day, another Beyoncé & Jay Z divorce rumor. A new report from UsWeekly claims that Beyoncé has called on good friend Gwyneth Paltrow for advice on handling her split. Multiple sources tell Us that Queen Bey, 32, and Jay, 44, will separate in the fall, after completing their On The Run tour dates.
Nick Cannon confirmed that his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey is on the rocks. The 33-year-old "America's Got Talent" host broke his silence Thursday about his rumored impending divorce from Carey, 44. "We have been living in separate houses for a few months," Cannon told The Insider. "(Right now) my main focus is my kids," TMZ reported earlier that the high-powered couple has already gotten lawyers involved to negotiate property and custody agreements over their 3-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. "Divorce is a done deal," the gossip site reported. Check this out, Ms. Carey put a gag order on Nick Cannon. where he is not allowed to say anything about their divorce. If he does, no money for him.
P Diddy set up Khloe Kardashian and French Montana, according to French.French insists rumours his girlfriend's brother-in-law Kanye West introduced him to the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star are untrue and he got in touch with Khloe after asking Puff Daddy for her number. He said: "Everybody thinks that [Kanye set us up], it was Puff. Puff was the one that introduced us... It was a studio session that's where we met and I was like yo let me get her number and Puff gave it to me."
Kanye West has ditched fried chicken in favor of three smoothies a day as part of a new diet which sees him eat healthy food five times a day. Harley Pasternak, who is training the Kanye, explained: ''My programme for him covers exercise in the gym, his steps outside, and his lifestyle habits and diet. ''He eats five times a day, with three meals and two snacks. ''For the first five days of the Reset diet he has three smoothies a day and two crunchy snacks.''A white smoothie for breakfast, red smoothie for lunch, and green smoothie for dinner, made with protein, fibre and healthy fat in every meal, and with crunchy snacks in between. ''Snacks are either high fiber crackers with turkey, roasted chickpeas or air-popped popcorn or an apple with low fat cheese.''
Buju Banton, who is serving 10 years in jail over drugs charges, has been granted a new hearing in his latest appeal. The Jamaican star's lawyer said the Atlanta appeals court had agreed to hear oral arguments on the case. Banton was convicted of conspiracy to possess cocaine and drug trafficking offences in 2011, following a sting operation in 2009.
Tamia posted a photo of herself and her new label family along with the caption, “Let me introduce you to my new family #DEFJAM #wegotthis #newmusic.” This new project will be her sixth, following her 2012 album, Beautiful Surprise, released on Plus 1 Music Group/EMI. I love me some Tamia!
Gucci Mane is headed to prison. He was sentenced Wednesday to three years and three months in federal prison on firearm charges. Gucci's prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay a restitution of $5,000 and give up all firearms listed in the indictment. As part of the plea deal and the court's sentence, Gucci will also seek mental health treatment once he is released from prison.
Janet Jackson will reportedly not be welcomed back by NFL bosses anytime soon following her wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl half-time show back in 2004. According to TMZ, a statement from the League said: "As for potential acts, we have only ruled out Janet Jackson." Rihanna, Coldplay and Katy Perry are the NFL’s three leading candidates to play the halftime show at next February’s Super Bowl, according to a new report.
According to TMZ, Budden beat his current girlfriend, slamming her head into the dashboard of a car. A source told TMZ that when Budden saw pictures of his girlfriend with some other men, he flipped. They said Budden found the woman in a restaurant, dragged her out to his car and then allegedly choked her before shoving her into the dashboard. The sources claim that afterward Budden drove them to his New Jersey home where police say the beating continued. TMZ obtained images of the woman’s injuries, which you can view here.
Monday night, “Atlanta Exes” premiered on VH1 and it starred Kevin Hart's ex-wife Torrei Hart. Kevin Hart proposed to his girlfriend of five years, Eniko Parrish on the samwe night while poor Torrei was crying her heat out over Kevin. Well, Torrei says she was prepared for the shade.
What was your immediate reaction to hearing the news of your ex-husband’s engagement? I wasn’t shocked at all. The thing about me is I come from a line of strong women. I’m a very spiritual woman, I’m very in tune with God and the universe. I wasn’t shocked, I was prepared for this for a very long time. Prepared, like did Kevin give you a heads up before he posted? No. He wouldn’t do that. No, I didn’t get a heads up. So would you say you’re unbothered? It is and will always be about respect, and how he did things, but I don’t want to beat a dead horse. I knew this was going to happen anyway, so it wasn’t a shock. We can all move on.