Category: Entertainment Written by NewsOne Staff
Hollywood fixture John Palermo, business-partner to A-Lister Hugh Jackman and X-Men Origins: Wolverine producer, exposed his bigotry and xenophobia on Facebook in a series of ignorant statements:
"There goes the neighborhood!!!" the Los Angeles native posted upon reading that Kim Kardashian and West had purchased a mansion in tony Bel-Air. "It looks like a Poor Persian Palace, where's Kris Jenner when you need her?! #MoneyCantBuyADumbN****Class"
In response to an article about Anderson Cooper attending the opening of his boyfriend's gay bar, he simply typed: "#SmellsLikeLubeAndHIV."
Of Julie Chen, the Chinese-American daytime talk show host, who is married to CBS chief Les Moonves and recently admitted having eyelid surgery to help her career, he wrote: "I'm crazy about Julie Chen!!! Now that her eyes are finally open, she should leave Monster Moonves."
"Maybe people [who take offense] will look in the mirror and say, 'When was the last time I called Les Moonves and asked for an African-American to play opposite me?'"
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 10:13
Category: Entertainment Written by News One
Superstar Halle Berry, 46, has given birth to a baby boy, reports E! Online.
This is baby number two for Berry with her husband, actor Olivier Martinez, 47. This is Martinez's first child.
The couple were married on June 13, 2013 in Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France.
She has a daughter, Nahla, 5, with ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Aubrey and Martinez, were in a violent brawl at her home last Thanksgiving, ending with Aubrey arrested and both men being treated in the emergency room.
The relationship remains strained between the three, with Aubrey insisting that Berry is trying to keep him from seeing his daughter. Siding with Aubrey, a judge denied Berry's request to move 4-year-old daughter Nahla to France to start a new life with Martinez.
In light of two men who had previously been charged with stalking the actress being back on the street — after one was released from prison and the other escaped from a mental institution — Berry feels that it would be safer for them in Martinez's native France.
Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 11:31
Category: Entertainment Written by Ruth Manuel-Logan/Newsone
In an interview with Billboard Mister Cee explained late Wednesday night why he decided to resign from Hot 97 FM:
The main reason why I resigned is because there was a video that was released today that kind of implied that I was making a transaction with a transsexual, which is not true, by the way. If you watch the video, you don't see my face, you don't see that person's face. So for me, it was really about stepping down for the sake of the station. It got to the point where my transgressions and my mistakes were affecting the station, whether it was affecting the station's income, whether it was affecting certain clients that wanted to buy time during my hour and felt like they didn't want to stand next to the brand because I was on the air at that time. To that point, instead of them telling me, 'We're gonna have to let you go,' I just felt like the best thing to do was for me to step down because it's obvious that whatever mistakes and transgression I've made, whatever's being put out there is being put out there for the fact that I'm on radio.
To me, it's almost like the Anthony Weiner thing, Mister Cee said. You step forward, you admit to what you are capable of and what you are doing. I went on the air in May and said, 'Listen, I love prostitutes and I love strippers, this is my thing, but I am not gay.' My case got dismissed this Monday, which nobody talked about, wasn't in the paper, nobody talked about it, nobody leaked that story and then two, three days later, this happened. So once again, it's like the Anthony Weiner situation whereas something is gonna continue coming up because it's obvious that there are people out there who don't have my interest at heart and don't have Hot 97's interest at heart."
Popular New York City radio personality, Calvin LeBrun, aka Mister Cee, took to the airwaves Wednesday to announce his resignation from HOT 97 FM, the city's number one hip hop station. LeBrun, who has been busted for public sexual trysts in the past, is leaving on the heels of scandalous audio allegedly implicating him soliciting a transsexual for $100, according to Complex Music. LeBrun was busted back in March 2011 after New York's finest caught him in an alleged oral sexual act with another man. In May, LeBrun was cuffed again after he reportedly solicited an undercover policeman posing as a prostitute. He discussed the arrest on his radio show, contending the undercover officer was a female and not a male.
In the latest scandal, a transsexual prostitute going by the name of Bimbo Winehouse (pictured) posted a YouTube video that allegedly records LeBrun offering her $100 for oral sex. At the end of the video, Winehouse is clearly heard mentioning Mr. Cee by name. The person with whom Winehouse is speaking does not deny being the famous DJ.
Watch video of Mister Cee's alleged encounter with a transsexual prostitute here:
LeBrun made his announcement and did not negate the fact that he has indulged in "tricking" and how that was "his thing." In his final radio broadcast, LeBrun also went on to state:
"It is not a mystery that the past two years I've been through a lot. When you dealing with corporate America, and you dealing with a station you love as much as I love this station, you don't want to put them through this...I've been thinking about this day for a long time. I never want to be in a situation where I'm pushed out. I've been at this station for 20 years, since 1993. If I want to go out, allow me to say I'm going out. And the station is allowing me to have that, and I appreciate that."
LeBrun then stated how he is not infallible. "Ain't nobody perfect man," he said. "And I'm far from perfect. I've made my mistakes, but when it affects the people that you love, the people that you come up with...I'm just gonna move on."
As far as the validity of the video, LeBrun has not publicly confirmed or denied its authenticity.
Meanwhile, HOT 97 issued the following statement regarding LeBrun's resignation:
"Due to some personal circumstances that have become public, after 20 years of service, Mr. Cee has chosen to resign. We feel that this is in the best interest of both HOT 97 and Cee's personal well-being. While we do not endorse the alleged activities, he is clearly facing a personal dilemma that is for him and only him to comment on. We are saddened by his departure; his contributions here at HOT 97 were great and we know him as a friend, a caring individual and significant hip hop advocate. We wish Mr. Cee the best and will always consider him a family member of HOT 97. Moments ago, he officially signed off, on the air and will finish out his last show on September 11, 2013, an already sad day for New York City."
Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 14:00
Category: Entertainment Written by The Urban Daily
Friday, Sept. 20 - Forbes magazine named Jay-Z and Beyonce richest couple in the U.S. The music moguls raked in 95 million dollars last year putting them at the top of the legenday list. Jay-Z is also one of 15 entrepreneurs Forbes magazine has predicted will be worth a billion dollars by the year 2015.
Jay-Z was named amongst an elite group of tech moguls, hedge-funders, athletes and entertainers who all have a chance of breaking into the Forbes 400 this decade.
According to Forbes, Jay-Z has a total worth of $450 million, through his Roc Nation label, his catalog, which returns to him in 2014, Rocawear and a stake in the New Jersey Nets.
The rap star/mogul was listed alongside movers and shakers like Facebook’s Sean Parker ($900 million), Marc Pincus (Zynga $850 million), producer Jerry Bruckheimer ($850 million), Jerry Seinfeld ($800 million) and others.
Jay-Z met up with Forbes‘ billionaire founder and CEO/Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes and fellow billionaire investor Warren Buffett to discuss his success.
Read more at the urbandaily.com
Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 09:04
A$AP Rocky Apologizes to Jason Collins For Awkward VMA Moment, Calls Him ‘The Frank Ocean Of The NBA’
Category: Entertainment Written by Myeisha Essex/ Hello Beautiful Staff
Without a doubt, one of the most memorable moments from this years's MTV Video Music Awards was the awkward introduction of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' live performance by A$AP Rocky and openly gay NBA baller Jason Collins.
If you missed the appearance, the Harlem rapper looked visibly uncomfortable onstage and even pointed to Collins, to add extra emphasis, when he said "homosexuality." The moment sparked rumors that the A$AP Mob leader may be homophobic, but during a recent interview with The Stashed he said those allegations are totally false."I'm mad that my facial expressions was like that because I'm not homophobic at all, and that whole thing just came off real homophobic," he explained. "I didn't really notice it until I got home and saw it."
"I apologize to Jason for that, because people was laughing and s–t, and you know... I really don't think that's funny," he added. "I saw they were making all the memes and pictures and making fun of him. There's people out there that think I was doing that to be funny, and truthfully I got gay people in my family. I don't give a f–k if you gay or you not, I just found it odd that MTV wanted to stand me next to this n—a when they are talking about gay people, that's all. You know what I'm saying?"
He went on to compare Collins to bisexual singer frank Ocean.
"That's his business," Rocky said. "I respect men more for coming out. People joke on Frank Ocean a lot but at least he's not out here fronting. It's a lot of people, a lot of motherf*ckers be out here, they be the closet motherf*ckers, you know? I don't respect them. I respect gay men who identify it and who are out with it. I don't have a problem with gay people at all. So it's like, that's his business. It don't concern me. Number one, I barely get to watch basketball like that as it is. Number two, I don't even know who this n*gga is that you talking about. Dead a**. He probably has ten times more money than me but I don't know who he is. We got the Frank Ocean of the NBA now who came out and did what he had to do. Shout-outs to him."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 12:00
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