KERRY WASHINGTON & HUBBY EXPECTING THEIR SECOND BABY

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi AsomughaAccording to exclusive reports from E! Online and US Weekly, Scandal actress Kerry Washington and her former NFL husband Nnamdi Asomugha are expecting their second child.

A number of media platforms noted the first signs of a baby bump on the 39-year old actress when she attended the White House Correspondents Dinner a few days ago.

Nnamdi and Kerry welcomed their daughter 2 years ago after the two got married in a secret ceremony in 2013.

AMERICAN POP LEGEND PRINCE IS DEAD!

Prince Rogers Nelson 1American pop legend Prince is reportedly dead at the age of 57.

The musician’s body was found at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota on Thursday, according TMZ, after police were called there about a death.

Last week, Prince was reportedly hospitalized after an emergency plane landing because of illness. A rep told TMZ that Prince “has been fighting the flu for several weeks.”

According to the AP, the local Carver County chief sheriff’s deputy says that officials are witholding information about the identity of the deceased person until next of kin has been notified. A news release will come afterward.

Prince – full name Prince Rogers Nelson – was rushed to hospital six days ago with flu symptoms after his private plane made an emergency landing.

He made a final public appearance at a show on Sunday, where he did not sing, but said: ‘Wait a few days before you waste any prayers’ 

MARIAH CAREY INSURES HER BODY FOR $70M

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

Pop princess Mariah Carey must be a little worried about tottering around on-stage in those giant heels while on tour.

After adding extra dates to her Sweet Sweet Fantasy world tour, the queen of diva demands has allegedly added to her insurance policy which covers her vocal cords and perfect pins. Her voice and legs will now be insured for an eye-popping $70million, an estimated £49million.

Mariah, 46, is currently performing in Eastern Europe and according to TMZ, now risks losing millions if something were to go wrong during the extra shows. To cover herself, the policy now allegedly includes $35million for her vocal cords, and $35million for her incredible legs.

Known for her crazy demands while touring , Mariah is often used to getting her own way. She reportedly has at least 11 bodyguards surrounding her table while at a restaurant so diners can’t see her eat and once asked for a £50,000 antique table to be flown from New York to London, to be used while she signed autographs.

And when it comes to her sleeping arrangements, Mariah demands 20 humidifiers in her bedroom, to encourage rainforest conditions. She said: “Basically it’s like sleeping in a steam room. “The bed is all towelling cloth, the ceiling is sloped so the water can’t fall on my head and it drips down to my side. My TV is behind glass.”

With so many tailored requests, you’d think things would run super smoothly when it comes to live shows. But in true Mariah style, the pop queen recently left thousands of fans waiting an extra 45 minutes before she came on stage in Leeds.

At 3.03pm, Maria tweeted: “I hate leaving this fabulous bed at Corinthia London. See you all in Leeds in 30 minutes.”

She had clearly not taken into account the fact a flight from London to Leeds Bradford airport takes at least an hour.

ROB KARDASHIAN & BLAC CHYNA ENGAGED?

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

Model Blac Chyna’s latest post on Instagram had her followers with speculation that she is engaged to reality star boyfriend Rob Kardashian.

“YES !…!…!” the 27-year-old former exotic dancer posted early Tuesday, flashing a massive stone on her ring finger as her beau beamed in the background.

The pair embarked on their whirlwind romance earlier this year — despite the rumored objections of other members from 28-year-old Rob’s Calabasas clan — and have peppered social media with lovey-dovey posts.

The significance of Chyna’s new jewelry was not immediately confirmed, but many expect it means wedding bells will soon be ringing.

The excited snap comes after TMZ reported this weekend that the only male Kardashian child, long known for avoiding the spotlight his sister have embraced, had met Chyna’s mom Tokyo after she flew out to California.

Rob apparently got along with his potential future mother-in-law, with the outlet reporting that Tokyo thinks he’s “the one” for her daughter.

The former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” fixture’s decision to propose may have been an easy one, since his gal pal recently made clear that she wanted him to put a ring on it.

“Rob, I am not playing with you, I want my eggs cracked,” she said in a Snapchat video. “That means I wanna have a baby. I want my name dropped. That means I wanna be married.”

Her relationship with Rob was reportedly first met with friction from his family, largely because of the twisted web of connections that previously linked her to the Kardashians.

Chyna dated and had a child with rapper Tyga before the 26-year-old got together with 18-year-old Kylie Jenner, Rob’s half-sister. She is also bosom buddies with Amber Rose, the ex of Kim Kardashian’s husband Kanye West.

However, the rocky beginning seems to have smoothed out at least somewhat, with martriach-cum-momager Kris Jenner telling an Australian radio show last month that the possible new addition to her family is a “really nice girl.”

Source: Nydailynews.com

LIL WAYNE TAKES UNIVERSAL MUSIC TO COURT

Lil Wayne freshIn his latest legal battle, Lil Wayne is taking Universal Music Group to court saying that the company owes him tens of millions of dollars for his work with Nicki Minaj, Drake and Tyga.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Carter Jr., filed a lawsuit today (March 28) in the state of California claiming that UMG did not pay him for discovering and mentoring the three artists. He is seeking $40 million in damages and unpaid profits.

UMG reportedly funneled the money that was owed to Wayne back to itself to pay for the $100 million advance it paid to Cash Money Records, the label that Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Tyga are signed to. Cash Money is signed to Universal.

“Universal should be grateful and respectful to Lil Wayne for the millions of dollars in distribution fees and profits they have earned on the artists he brought to the company,” Lil Wayne’s lawyer, Howard E. King, says in a statement, “instead of seizing all of his profits on those artists in a desperate attempt to recoup the tens of millions of dollars they are owed by Cash Money Records.”

Lil Wayne signed his Young Money imprint, which houses the three rappers and himself, to Cash Money in 2003. The case documents say the two parties agreed the profits “would be divided 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, and ownership of all the Young Money Label property, (e.g., master recordings, copyrights, intellectual property, good will) similarly would be owned 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, respectively.”

The deal expired June 4, 2015 after multiple extensions.

SoundExchange is also named as a defendant in the case. The company is in charge of collecting and distributing royalties to the respective owners. Wayne claims the nonprofit is not doing its job.

“SoundExchange refuses to pay any of the money due to Young Money LLC and Carter individually based on Universal’s conflicting demand,” the lawsuit says.

Lil Wayne also has an ongoing lawsuit against Cash Money Records for $51 million, claiming the label is withholding Tha Carter V. He has threatened to take Nicki Minaj and Drake away from the parent label.

Source: Hiphopdx.com

CIARA’S BOYFRIEND PROPOSES TO HER AT THE BEACH

Ciara proposal 2Singer Ciara has said “yes” to her American football player boyfriend, Russell Wilson.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback popped the all important question to Ciara during their vacation in the Seychelles Islands, and she delightedly said “yes”!

They both took to social media to announce the fantastic news. “She said Yes!!! Since Day 1 I knew you were the one. No Greater feeling… #TrueLove @Ciara”, Russell Wilson captioned a photo him on his feet proposing to Ciara.

Ciara on the other hand posted the same picture with this caption: “I Feel Complete. ❤️”

The two have made headlines with their relationship, after saying that due to their Christian beliefs, they would hold off on having s*x until after they’re married.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

 

“I’M EMPOWERED BY MY SEXUALITY”- KIM KARDASHIAN

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West is speaking out following a backlash that ensued when she shared nude photos of herself on social media.

“I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime – and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body?” Kardashian, 35, wrote on her website and app Tuesday in a post celebrating International Women’s Day. “It always seems to come back around to my sex tape. Yes, a sex tape that was made 13 years ago. 13 YEARS AGO. Literally that long ago. And people still want to talk about it??!”

She goes on to write she “lived through the embarrassment and fear,” but ultimately moved on, deciding that she shouldn’t have to continue to list her accomplishments to prove she is “more than something that happened 13 years ago,” referring to her sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J.

“I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin,” she writes, going on to add, “It’s 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming – it’s like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me.”

She also praises her family, saying she is “empowered” by husband Kanye West, “who is so accepting and supportive and who has given me a newfound confidence in myself.”

“He allows me to be me and loves me unconditionally,” she writes, before praising her female family members.

“The life lessons I’ve learned from my sisters, my mother and my grandmother, I will pass along to my daughter [North]. I want her to be proud of who she is. I want her to be comfortable in her body. I don’t want her to grow up in a world where she is made to feel less-than for embracing everything it means to be a woman.”

On Monday evening after sharing the photos, Kardashian went on a Twitter rant, taking on critics including Bette Midler and Piers Morgan.

Source: People.com

IDRIS ELBA’S SECOND EX-WIFE OPENS UP ABOUT ON PAINFUL BREAK UP

Idris Elba and Sonya Hamlin 2Second wife of UK born Hollywood Actor Idris Elba has opened up about how they got married secretly and their “painful” break up after four months.

The Son reports that Idris Elba’s secret second wife has been revealed as a US lawyer who ended the marriage after just four months.

Sonya Hamlin, now 44, claimed she was drunk when she and the Luther star wed at a Vegas chapel. The pair had a whirlwind romance and a friend said: “It’s a heartbreak story. She cared about him and when they broke up it tore her up.”

Idris, 43, had just finished his role as Stringer Bell in The Wire in 2005 when they were introduced by his manager, a college pal of Sonya. According to the sources Idris and Sonya broke up over whether or not to have children and his desire to move to L.A.

According to Sonya they called it quits after only four months after saying “I do!” because he wanted to focus on his acting career in L.A., while she was comfy making a solid career for herself as a successful lawyer on the east coast.

Elba and Hamlin had been living together in Maryland for a few weeks after he wrapped filming on The Wire. A source tells UK’s The Sun about the wild night they tied the knot in Las Vegas.

“I remember Idris. They were both very nice, not intoxicated or nothing crazy like that. They arrived at 5-6pm,” a source at the chapel says. “I recognised him because my brother’s a fan of The Wire. They were having a lot of fun. The person checking them in was joking about them marrying in Vegas and Idris was giving it back.”

The marriage lasted only two months before Hamlin filed for divorce. The Sun reports how the split was triggered by constant fighting over Idris wanting to live in Los Angeles.

“One of the reasons it ended was her practice was doing well here but Idris wanted to be in LA,” another source adds. “At some point he had a choice between being a husband or a heartbreaker. He chose his career over her.”

Sonya’s mother, Betty Hamlin, recalls her daughter’s heartbreak after she and Idris called it quits. “It was a very painful relationship.” Another friend adds, “It’s a heartbreak story. She cared about him and when they broke up it tore her up.”

Source: The Sun

Watch: CELINE DION PAYS EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE TO LATE HUSBAND

Celine Dion and husbandCeline Dion returned to singing at her Las Vegas residency Tuesday night, and the singer had an emotional breakdown on stage during her tribute to her late husband.

Celine Dion decided to incorporate a ten minute tribute to her husband into her show going forward, and it was a very emotional experience for the grieving talent, on her return to Cesar’s Palace.

“Through my life, I only had highs from my husband, who sat out here night after night,” she told the crowd. “People thought that I was looking at him, but I didn’t need to. Because every time I closed my eyes, I felt René on stage with me, whether he was seated in his seat right there, in the balcony, backstage, or at home with the kids.”

“He’s always been onstage with me, and nothing will ever change that.”

The tribute included a montage of photos and videos of her late 73 year old husband, including ones with her and her family. Dion went on to describe how her late husband, who was also her manager and mentor, always pushed her to be the best she could be.

“Rene was my very best critic. He never told me what I wanted to hear, he told me what I needed to hear.

“You know, night after night on our way back home from the show, when he was so silent, I could sense that he was trying to know how to approach me without hurting my artistic feeling. But there were things that he had to tell me for my own growth,”

She went on to describe how her husband treated her like royalty, despite many years of being together.

“Rene is the only man that I have known all my life. He always made me feel that we were on our first date,” she said.

“Never talking bluntly, and always impressing himself in a soft and gentle way.” She added.

The singer, who broke down during her performance of ‘All By Myself’, went on to a strong finish, to rapturous applause from the crowd.

Celine Dion would hold the tribute before all her shows at least until mid-March, when she goes on hiatus.

The singer lost her husband, Rene Angélil, on the morning of Thursday January 14; when he passed away from throat cancer, a condition he battled for over a decade. The 73 year old for several years served not only as the talented singer’s husband, but her mentor and manager as well; before the extremities of his condition curtailed his role.

 

IDRIS ELBA MAKES HISTORY AT 2016 SAG AWARDS

Abraham Attah and Idris Elba at 2016 SAG Awards
Abraham Attah and Idris Elba at 2016 SAG Awards

Idris Elba should not only be celebrating his double-win at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild(SAG) Awards, but he must also raise a glass to the fact that he just made history!

Not only is he the very first male to take home two SAG trophies in one night, but he is also the first black person to do so, too.

Elba accepted the award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Beasts of No Nation as well as the trophy for Best Male Actor in a Television Movie or Mini Series for Luther.

As well as making history, the wins come during a very important time in Hollywood, following the controversy surrounding the all-white Oscars nominations.

Many people felt Elba was snubbed for a nominee as Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Thus, his two SAG wins are definitely a huge accomplishment, giving him an appropriate nod of success.

In fact, Elba even told E! News earlier in the night that a SAG Award is “better than any other award.”

“The SAG Awards are good because it’s my peers,” he told us.

“We all work hard and everyone respects each other. It’s nice to get that nod from everyone,” he said.

“When I first got my SAG card, that was the biggest moment of my life. It’s better than any award when you get that moment.”

Source: Eonline