DRAKE WINS 13 AWARDS AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2017

The Canadian rapper picked up 13 prizes, beating Adele by one, at the event in Las Vegas including best artist.

He was joined on the stage by Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and his father.

“I just want to say hold tight Adele because when a new ting drops you will crawl your way back to get the record back,” said Drake accepting the award.

Adele set the former record at the 2012 awards when she won prizes including top artist, top female artist and top pop artist.

Drake also won top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for Views after getting 22 nominations at the event as well as performing Gyalchester inside the famous Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas.

Zayn Malik won best new artist but didn’t collect the prize in person, telling fans he was busy finishing new songs.

Twenty One Pilots picked up top duo/group and top rock artist with Metallica winning in the rock album category.

Beyonce’s Lemonade was picked as the best R&B album while The Chainsmokers won top dance/electronic artist and top Hot 100 Song for Closer featuring Halsey.

K-pop group BTS beat the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to win the top social artist award.

The ceremony also saw Cher handed an icon award.

The star, who turned 71 the day before, said her success was “mostly luck” as she collected the honour from Gwen Stefani.

Audioslave and Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell was called a “true innovator” after his death last week.

Ahead of a moment’s silence, Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds paid tribute to Cornell as a “prolific songwriter, a legendary performer, a singer who had a voice for the ages and a philanthropist”.

Most of the categories were decided by song sales over the past year, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social media interactions as tracked by Billboard.

Halsey performed new single Now or Never on stage in an outfit which apparently took two days to make.

Celine Dion performed My Heart Will Go On to honour the 20th anniversary of the movie – Titanic.

There were also performances from Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Lorde, The Chainsmokers, Camila Cabello, John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and country music stars Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt plus Selena Gomez songwriter Julia Michaels.

Meanwhile, Sean “Diddy” Combs celebrated Notorious B.I.G. on what would have been the hip-hop legend’s 45th birthday.

He was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1997.

The rapper’s son CJ Wallace told the audience: “I know my father’s looking down on all of us tonight.

“My sister and I will continue to carry on his memory with tremendous pride and live my life by his words.”

Vanessa Hudgens and Ludacris hosted the event.

WRONG FILM NAMED BEST PICTURE AT 2017 OSCARS

Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after Faye Dunaway initially said La La Land had won.

Warren Beatty was handed the previous winner’s envelope, containing a card saying “Emma Stone, La La Land”, resulting in the error.

The team from La La Land was in the middle of its acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered.

Stone said backstage afterwards: “Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool! It’s going to be history.”

Musical La La Land won six Oscars including best director and best actress. Moonlight also won adapted screenplay and best supporting actor.

Damien Chazelle, director of La La Land, became the youngest filmmaker to win a best director Oscar at the age of 32.

Bonnie and Clyde stars Beatty and Dunaway announced La La Land had taken the best picture prize – but then the musical’s producer Jordan Horowitz announced there had been a mistake.

He said: “This is not a joke. Moonlight is best picture,” and showed the camera the card that revealed the winner.

Two La La Land producers had already given their acceptance speeches before the mistake was revealed.

Host Jimmy Kimmel joked that he knew he would mess up compering the ceremony, and added: “Personally I blame Steve Harvey for this,” referring to Harvey’s mistake in announcing the Miss Universe winner in 2015.

‘In my dreams’

Beatty had opened the envelope but hesitated to read out what it said in side, leaving it to Dunaway to announce La La Land.

He returned to the microphone to say: “I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope and it said ‘Emma Stone, La La Land’, and that is why I took such a long look at Faye and at you.

“I wasn’t trying to be funny. This is Moonlight for best picture.”

The film’s director Barry Jenkins said: “Very clearly even in my dreams this can’t be true. But to hell with it because this is true. It’s true, its not fake.”

Paying tribute to the team behind La La Land for the way they handled the mistake, he said: “We have been on the road with these guys and it was so gracious and so generous of them.”

Emma Stone, who won the coveted best actress prize, said backstage.

“I’m so excited for Moonlight. Of course it was an amazing thing to hear La La Land and I would love to win best picture. But we are so excited for Moonlight. I think it is one of the best films of all time.

“Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool! It’s going to be history.”

She also said that she still had the envelope for best actress in her hand, although there are always two envelopes (one for back-up), which might explain why the mistake occurred.

La La Land also picked up best cinematography, best score and best original song for City of Stars.

It also won best production design.

Manchester by the Sea won two awards – one of them was for best original screenplay.

Acting winners

  • Viola Davis – best supporting actress, Fences
  • Mahershala Ali – best supporting actor, Moonlight
  • Emma Stone – best actress, La La Land
  • Casey Affleck – best actor, Manchester by the Sea

Davis, who had been nominated twice previously for Doubt and The Help, also thanked her “captain”, Washington.

Host Jimmy Kimmel put on a strong performance, with much of his patter unsurprisingly relating to the current US political climate.

In a reference to Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on Meryl Streep following her criticism of him at the Golden Globes, Kimmel joked that Streep was “uninspiring… mediocre… underwhelming and lacklustre”.

He asked the audience to give a round of applause for “the highly overrated Meryl Streep. Great dress, is that Ivanka?”

Kimmel also joked that Hollywood doesn’t discriminate – apart from “on age and weight”.

The first political speech of the night came from Alessandro Bertolazzi, one of the make-up and hairstyling winners for Suicide Squad, who said: “I’m an immigrant, I’m from Italy, this is for all the immigrants.”

Colleen Atwood won an impressive fourth Oscar for costume design for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, having won previously in 2011 for Alice in Wonderland, in 2006 for Memoirs of a Geisha and in 2003 for Chicago.

Kevin O’Connell finally picked up an Oscar after 21 nominations for Hacksaw Ridge. He was first nominated back in 1984 for Terms of Endearment.

The film also picked up best editing.

Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman was named best foreign film.

Farhadi chose to stay away from Sunday’s ceremony following President Trump’s attempt to ban travel from Iran and six other mainly Muslim countries.

Zootopia won best animation, beating films such as Kubo and the Two Strings and Moana.

Other winners included British film The White Helmets, which picked up best documentary short.

The US denied entry to 21-year-old Syrian Khaled Khatib behind the film because of problems with his documents.

The a 40-minute Netflix documentary follows volunteers who risk their lives to rescue civilians in Syria.

BEYONCE IS PREGNANT WITH TWINS

American Singer/Performer Beyonce has confirmed with a baby bump photo that she is pregnant–with twins.

The singer who already has a daughter-Blue Ivy with rapper husband-Jay Z made the shock announcement on Wednesday on Instagram.

She wrote: “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. -The Carters,” she added.

Beyoncé is due to headline April’s Coachella festival. Assuming the announcement has come after the traditional 12-week pregnancy waiting period, she will be at least five and a half months pregnant when she takes to the stage.

Beyoncé and husband Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy was born in 2012. She revealed her pregnancy with Blue Ivy on the red carpet at the MTV music awards in 2011, before showing off her bump after a performance of Love on Top.

Beyoncé, 35, is due to make an appearance at the Grammy awards on 12 February, where she is nominated in nine categories for her Lemonade album last year, the most nominations of any artist this year.

 

KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE AGREE TO FIGHT FOR THEIR MARRIAGE

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have decided to fight for their marriage ‘for the sake of their kids’, North, 3, and one-year-old Saint, DailyMail.com can reveal.

The couple’s four-year relationship has become the subject of intense speculation, after it was reported that Kardashian, 36, was considering a divorce from the rapper, 39.

But following a ‘heart-to-heart’ over the weekend, the pair have now decided to get counselling in an effort to mend their marriage, which was rocked by West’s breakdown last month.

A glum-looking West, who spent part of last week with President-Elect Donald Trump in New York, was pictured with his equally gloomy wife on Sunday night, leaving a Santa Monica restaurant.

However a source close to the couple insisted that, contrary to appearances, things have begun to improve. ‘They’re actually doing better,’ said the insider.

‘It was obviously a bit tough when everything [West’s psychotic breakdown] went down and it was confusing with the stuff going on. But they’re doing better now.’

Kardashian, who was left ‘conflicted’ over the future of her marriage following West’s hospitalization on November 21, now wants to give the relationship a  chance.

‘Kim is so in love with him and love can be blinding sometimes – she just adores him and the family loves him as well,’ said the friend of the couple’s.

‘It’s a situation that she’s giving another shot, a second chance. She feels he’s been under a lot of pressure, so she feels like he deserves another shot.’

‘They had a heart-to-heart about it and Kim is still deeply in love with him.’

Kardashian is also making her two children with West a priority and, having thought hard about her situation, has concluded that making the marriage work would be better for them.

The insider told DailyMail.com: ‘Despite the fact that logic tells her the best thing to do would be to move on, the other side of that is that she has children with him now.

‘Kim told me, “It’s not just about me, it’s about the kids”. So she wants to make it work. The only issue right now is he needs more time to recover and get better so she wants to wait and see how it goes.’

Source: DailyMail.com

 

KANYE WEST HOSPITALIZED

kanye-westKanye West is reportedly receiving treatment and was placed under assessment in hospital, just a day after cancelling his Life of Saint Pablo Tour.

The rapper scrapped a concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday night at late notice, and on Monday his representatives announced his remaining dates had been axed.

It has been reported that Kanye is being treated for sleep deprivation and exhaustion, according to People magazine.

“He is exhausted and currently dealing with sleep deprivation,” a source told the magazine.

Reports suggest Los Angeles police responded to a medical welfare call at 1.20pm local time, and West was hospitalised for his own health and safety.

It is unclear if Kanye remains in hospital, however the rapper’s concert promoter, Live Nation, confirmed that the 39-year-old will not be performing the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo Tour.

Kanye’s friends fear the star is reportedly suffering from “nervous exhaustion” Mirror reports.

KIM KARDASHIAN RETURNS TO NEW YORK AFTER GUNPOINT ROBBERY IN PARIS

Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestKim Kardashian has arrived back in the US on a private jet after masked men put a gun to her temple, left her tied up in the bathroom of her luxury residence in Paris and stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewellery in the early hours of Monday.

There was a huge security presence outside Kardashian and husband Kanye West’s Manhattan home this afternoon – after her security team were blasted for allowing the robbers to reach her Paris bedroom.

They were also joined by main bodyguard Pascal Duvier – who was not with her at the time of the robbery but with her two sisters Kourtney and Kendall Jenner at a nightclub.

Just hours before the attack he had declared on Twitter how ‘you don’t become a bodyguard overnight…it’s a job with dedication, responsibility and passion.’

As Kim entered the building in New York, she was not wearing her engagement ring on her finger, prompting fears it might have been stolen in the raid.

The reality star, 35, was robbed by five armed men wearing ski masks and clothes with police markings. At around 3am, the robbers entered the building after the concierge let them in.

Handcuffed and at gunpoint, he then led them to the starlet’s flat. Kim reportedly ‘begged for her life’ and told the gunmen she had children at home when two of them entered her room and held the gun to her head.

The men stole a jewellery box worth €6 million ($6.7 million/ £5.24 million) and a ring worth €4 million ($4.5 million/ £3.5 million), prompting fears that the valuables were personal ones, and not just jewellery Kim was borrowing for fashion week.

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

 

CHRIS BROWN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT

Chris Brown 1Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after an hours-long standoff with the LAPD at his home, Lieutenant Chris Ramirez confirmed in a press conference.

The standoff between Chris Brown and the LAPD continues.

The singer’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, is at his client’s home where police have been outside since 3 a.m. PST, according to TMZ. The site says that Brown’s entourage is starting to file out of the house as police search each person. Breezy walked out of the home at approximately 2:30 p.m., but has not been arrested.

The Los Angeles Times says that police had obtained a warrant and had begun searching the home.

The woman who called the police on Chris Brown for reportedly pulling a gun on her has been identified by TMZ.

The news site says the woman is beauty pageant winner Baylee Curran. She says she was hanging out with Breezy and his crew at his house when someone in his entourage was showing off a piece of jewelry.

She says when she approached to admire the jewelry, the man freaked out and Brown had a similar reaction. That’s when he allegedly pulled out the gun and threatened her to get out of his house. Curran says that Brown was seemingly under the influence of drugs or alcohol as she has spent time with Brown before and he usually was very nice.

When Curran and her friend tried to leave after he allegedly pulled a gun on her, Brown’s crew tried to keep her phone from her and make her sign a non-disclosure agreement. They refused and left, which is when she called the police.

Ray J, who was reportedly at the home at the time of the incident, has responded to the scene on Instagram.

“I’m real upset about today,” Ray J says in the clip. “I’m not happy with how things are handled and how people can take a false story and blow it up into something way more than what it should be. We’ve got just positive people around and you look outside and it’s like a war zone for no reason. For somebody what some stranger said about something that don’t got nothing to do with nothing. To react like that so fast without really knowing the facts and knowing what’s up ain’t cool. Shit’s not right. It shouldn’t be like this. I support the homie Chris and I support the whole movement. I’m here. Again, man, shit gotta change. It can’t be like this every time somebody yipping and yapping trying to get an extra buck. It turns around and it’s all bad on us.”

Chris Brown is in an ongoing confrontation with the police, according to TMZ and the Los Angeles Times.

The latest development from TMZ is that Breezy threw a duffle bag out a window. The bag, which reportedly contained a gun, other weapons and drugs, was reportedly retrieved by police.

The police arrived at the singer’s home at about 3 a.m. PST when a woman called 911 claiming that he threatened her with a gun. A source told TMZ that Brown had been asleep the whole time.

He took to Instagram to say he woke up to police outside his home and shared his side of the story while police waited outside.

“I ain’t did shit. I ain’t gonna do shit. And it’s always gonna be fuck the police. Black lives matter, nigga,” he says in one post. “I don’t care. Y’all gonna stop playing with me like I’m the villain out here. Like I’m going crazy. I’m not. You guys got me fucked up, though. Good luck. When you get the warrant or whatever you need to do, you can walk right up in here and you’re gonna see nothing. You idiots. I’m tired of fucking dealing with you all. Y’all are the worst gang in the world. The police and I said it. Fuck you.”

Breezy didn’t let the officers into the home and demanded a warrant. The police were in the process of obtaining a warrant at the time of publication. The case has now been taken over by the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division because of its high-profile nature.

Brown’s friend, singer Ray J was reportedly in the house at the time the police showed up. When he left, he was briefly taken into custody, but allowed to Uber home while his BMW was taken as evidence.

Source: Hiphopdx.com

USAIN BOLT & GIRLFRIEND SET TO MARRY SOON

Usain Bolt and girlfriend Kasi Bennett
Usain Bolt and girlfriend Kasi Bennett

A sexy lady by name Kasi J. Bennett has been revealed as the girlfriend of the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt.

A few days ago, the mother of Jamaican sprint champion of the world, Usain Bolt told a journalist at CNN that she wants her son to settle down after achieving his dream at the Rio Olympics.

Usain Bolt’s dream came true he made history by claiming his 8th Olympic gold medal from the 200m men’s final at Rio.

However people noticed tweets from a pretty damsel, Kasi Bennet who is believed to be Usain’s girlfriend. Kasi has celebrated every one of his sensational victories with almost tangible excitement.

But her social media pages make it clear there was no doubt in her mind that Bolt’s Olympics would be anything less than historic.

Meanwhile, Bolt’s sister had revealed that Bolt had a long-term girlfriend, 26-year-old Kasi Bennett (pictured with him). She said the pair were likely to get engaged soon.

Sprinting sensation Usain Bolt will marry his Jamaican girlfriend after the Olympics, his sister has revealed. The 30-year-old revealed in January that he was off the market and in a steady relationship.

He has been dating Kasi Bennett for more than two years and described the 26-year-old as being a ‘special person’ in his life. They made their relationship public yesterday.

Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, Christine Bolt-Hylton, 32, said: ‘There’s a very strong possibility they’ll get engaged when he comes home’.

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I HAVE SLEPT WITH ALL ‘THREE KARDASHIANS’ – Rapper The Game Reveals

Khloé, Kourtney and Kim
Kardashian sisters- Khloé, Kourtney and Kim

He has been linked to Khloe Kardashian and previously dated Kim – but now The Game is claiming has has slept with all three Kardashian sisters.

On Saturday, the 36-year-old dropped a track called Sauce, in which he crudely alleged that he has ‘f***ed three Kardashians.’

Near the end of the exuberantly pummelling single featuring DJ Khaled, The Game man born Jayceon Taylor gossiped, ‘I used to f*** b***hes that Usher Raymond passed off / Then I f***ed three Kardashians – hold that thought.’

Source: Dailymail.co.uk