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Morgan Freeman honored with lifetime achievement award at SAG Awards

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards — one of the most prestigious honors in the entertainment industry — which was given to him by longtime colleague and friend Rita Moreno.

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“Morgan is way more than just an actor, narrator, producer, humanitarian. This man is a national treasure,” Moreno said.

When he came to the stage, the 80-year-old icon traded a few playful jokes with Moreno, before moving on to the thank you’s.

“These moments in one’s life usually will call for an entire litany of thank you’s. I can’t do that because I don’t know all of your names, so I won’t try,” said Freeman. “This is beyond honor. This is a place in history.”

But towards the end of his speech, Freeman commented on the SAG award statue: 

“I wasn’t gonna do this, but I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue,” he said. “It works from the back. From the front, it’s gender-specific. Maybe I started something.”

Drake’s Back!!!!!!!!!

Looks like Drake is back.  He decided to drop 2 new joints of his new unreleased EP Scary Hours.  God’s Plan & Diplomatic Immunity.  Check Them Out.

 

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has died, according to several of his friends, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 27.

Canadian rapper Drake, record producer Maxo Cream and California rapper Lil B expressed their condolences on social media.

Santana, whose birth name was Derrick Coleman, wrote on Instagram in October that he was suffering from liver failure, the Sun-Times reported.

No official cause of death has been listed, MTV reported, although TMZ, citing unnamed family members, reported that Santana died from a seizure at his Los Angeles home late Friday night.

Santana was a force in Chicago’s drill music scene when it began in 2012 He released his 2013 debut album, “Trappin’ Ain’t Dead” on Savage Squad, the record label he founded, MTV reported.

His last album, “Fredo Kruger 2,” was released last year.

In addition to liver troubles, Santana also had kidney failure and seizures, MTV reported.

Mo'Nique urges fans to boycott Netflix for color, gender bias

Award-winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique is urging her fans to boycott Netflix for gender and color bias after she says the entertainment company made her a lowball offer for a comedy special.

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Mo'Nique took to Instagram to air her grievances Friday. In a video, she explained that Netflix offered her $500,000 to do a comedy special, but she rejected the offer. Mo'Nique said she felt it was a low offer considering Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle all made millions of dollars for their Netflix comedy specials. According to Mo'Nique, Schumer negotiated with Netflix for $13 million, while Rock and Chapelle each earned $20 million.

Mo'Nique suspects racial and gender bias are at play, since she believes her strong résumé entitles her to more than the $500,000 that Netflix offered.

Kodak Black To Be held Without Bond

Here we go again. Rapper Kodak Black was arrested Thursday  on several felony charges, including grand theft of a firearm and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, according to jail records.

The rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, remains in custody today, (Jan 19th) at the Broward County Main Jail on seven felony charges. In addition to the firearm counts, the 20 year old, is also facing charges of marijuana possession, child neglect and violating his probation, according to jail records.

A judge ordered Octave, who was on probation at the time of his arrest, to be held without bond during a court this morning until his attorney can make another request in front of a trial judge, according to the Sun Sentinel. Let’s wish him the best. 

The Games Father Dies In His Sleep At Age 65

The Game’s father, George Taylor, reportedly died in his sleep Wednesday (Jan. 17). He was 65 years old.

According to sources at TMZ, Mr. Taylor was found unresponsive at his Apple Vally, California home. A neighbor called 911 after his body was discovered.

Emergency responders transported Taylor to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Taylor’s body is currently being examined by the coroner, TMZ reports.

Game, whose government name is Jayceon Taylor, had an on and off relationship with his father for many years, although the status of their relationship wasn’t known as the time of his death. Taylor appeared in the 38-year-old rapper’s A&E documentary series called Streets of Compton, where he opened up about how his drug addiction, was the the reason the family broke up. Our condolences the the rapper and his family. 

Man Held In Airport For Wearing 10 layers Of Clothing...

I guess with all the fees being added to flights, one is left to become creative to avoid the extra charges. A British man went viral after he tried to avoid baggage fees in a very creative way. Ryan Williams was held at an Iceland airport because he decided to wear every article of clothing he couldn’t fit in his checked bag. The clothing turned out to be 8 pairs of pants and 10 shirts.  According to sources, Williams was trying to avoid additional baggage fees and at first, claimed that British Airlines was racial profiling him by not letting him board. After attempting to fly again wearing the 10 layers of clothing and being rejected, Williams then claimed that he was not trying to evade the excessive fees but he simply could not afford them after being left homeless. 

Melanin Magic

Brand new music on the way from Remy Ma & Chris Brown.  Titled Melanin Magic which will be out on Friday 1/19.  Here’s a snippet.

Doing What He Said-Kaepernick Donates Final $100,000 Of Million Promise

Doing What He Said-Kaepernick Donates Final $100,000 Of Million Promise

Doing What He Said-Kaepernick Donates Final $100,000 Of Million Promise

Being a man of his word, Colin Kaepernick isn’t just tweeting and talking about how he wants to see change in the world, he’s putting his money where his mouth is. Back in In 2016 Colin promised to donate $1,000,000 to charities that support underprivileged communities. The plan was to donate $100,000 per month.Well,  #7 has already donated $900,000, today (Jan.17th) Kaep will announce which charities will receive the final $100,000. We can appreciate a man of his word! 

Sister Sister is Set to Reboot!: Jackee Harry Confirms

Jackee Harry Confirms on the Steve Harvey Show that the famous 90’s sitcom ‘Sister, Sister’ is set to reboot! 

“Yeah, it’s happening. I’m excited,” Harry, 61, told Steve Harvey on his talk show on Tuesday, January 16, confirming that the reboot rumors were true. “Tia and Tamara [Mowry] are my babies. They won’t leave me alone. I can’t get rid of none of these women!”

Tia also confirmed the reboot is a US Weekly interview back in November: 

“[It’s] amazing and wonderful. My sister and I are taking meetings as we speak, so it’s definitely closer than ever to making this reboot happen. We are being told that they want it to be or happen next year in the fall. So, it’s going by so fast, everything”.

Source: US Weekly

 

Kimye New Baby Alert

Kimye New Baby Alert

Kimye New Baby Alert

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West just had their third baby via surrogate. According to sources the star couple welcomed  babygirl West into the world early Tuesday (Jan 16th) morning making North and Saint big brother and sister! Congrats! 

No Love For Blac Chyna

Now this is hard to believe but it appears that Blac Chyna isn't having the best start to the new year as new reports show that she's having some difficulty in the romance dept. But whats more entertaining is that  she's allegedly blaming the Kardashians.  Its being reported (after claiming in legal documents) that they have purposefully set out to destroy her business life, the former stripper is now holding them responsible for giving her a poor reputation in the dating field. However, it is also being reported that she is dating rapper Playboi Cardi! Go figure! 

Offset gets Cardi B’s name Tatted on his Neck

Offset showed his undying Love for his fiance’ Cardi B by getting her name inked on his neck!! Do you think this means TRUE LOVE?  CLICK HERE to Check Out the Tat!! 

story credit: 247hiphopnews.com 

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‘Black Panther’ advance ticket sales set new record

The release of “Black Panther” is more than a month away, and it’s already breaking records. The first 24 hours of ticket pre-sales for the film were the largest for any Marvel flick on Fandango.

Variety reported that the company announced the news in a news release this week. According to Fandango, “Black Panther” advanced ticket sales have even surpassed “Captain America: Civil War,” the previous record holder. 

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“Black Panther is riding an incredible wave of momentum right now,” Erik Davis, managing editor at Fandango, said in the release. “It’s one of the biggest and most anticipated movies to ever open in the month of February, and its trailers have electrified the internet. Tickets have been going fast ever since pre-sales started on Fandango late Monday.”

Fandango said that a survey taken by more than 8,000 people revealed “Black Panther” is the most anticipated motion picture of 2018. “Avengers: Infinity War,” which includes several of the “Black Panther” characters, is No. 2. 

According to the survey, Chadwick Boseman, who plays the lead role, is the most anticipated comic book hero in a standalone movie.

Related: Man raises more than $30,000 on GoFundMe to help Harlem kids see ‘Black Panther’

Also starring Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N’yongo and a host of others, the Ryan Coogler-directed film follows Black Panther, or T’Challa, as he returns home to his African nation of Wakanda to reclaim his throne.

“Black Panther” will be in theaters Feb. 16.

Seal calls out Oprah for being ‘part of the problem’ with Harvey Weinstein

While many people praised Oprah Winfrey following her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes Sunday, singer Seal said that Winfrey was “part of the problem” in Hollywood with a scathing post on social media.

Fox News reported that the singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to slam Winfrey by sharing a pair of images of Winfrey and disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein together. The text over the image read, “When you have been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly they all think you are the solution.”

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Seal added in the caption, “Oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young starry-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad.”

Seal’s criticism was met with praise, but others seemed to consider the singer a hypocrite, including model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen.

“Hmm. Let’s just say we’ve all heard things about each other, haven’t we?” she commented, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Another person took to Twitter and shared photos of Seal with Kevin Spacey, who has also faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, and Seal’s ex-wife and mother of his children, model Heidi Klum, posing with Weinstein.

Seal isn’t the only public figure who doesn’t think Winfrey would make a great president. Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr told reporters she thought she would make a better president than Winfrey during a press tour for the upcoming reboot of her sitcom, “Roseanne.”

“I do love Oprah. Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else. But you know what? I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different,” Barr said. “Actually, I think I’d be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, probably even President Trump. And I did run in 2012.”

In her speech, Winfrey called out perpetrators of sexual misconduct and harassment in Hollywood saying, “Their time is up!”

Soon after the awards show, many fans and celebrities, including Meryl Streep, called for Winfrey to try for the Oval Office in 2020.

“She launched a rocket tonight. I want her to run for president. I don’t think she had any intention (of declaring), but now she doesn’t have a choice,” Streep told The Washington Post on Sunday night.

Winfrey’s best friend and morning TV anchor, Gayle King, said the speech was not meant to be political, and that she isn’t considering running, People reported.

“She did not want it to be a political speech,” King said. “She wanted it to be a uniting speech.”

Cardi B., Bruno Mars and more to perform at the Grammys

Supa Exciting news!!!! Bruno Mars and Cardi B will be performing the remix to “Finesse” at this years Grammy awards.  You already know that it’s going to be LITTY!! Click here to check out the list of other amazing performers!! 

story credit: Variety 

pic credit: You Tube Screenshot 

Serena Williams and baby Olympia cover Vogue 

Awwww how CUTE!!! Tennis Supa Star Serena Williams and her ADORABLE daughter Olympia not only cover Vogue ❤️❤️❤️ but have a full photo spread with her husband, Mom and sisters • GORG!! Check out the amazing spread here!  

Credit:  Vogue magazine 

Cardi B Makes The Forbes List!

Congrats to Cardi B because Forbes has named it’s Hip Hop Future Moguls list and Cardi B made the cut!!! Owww!! 👅👅 21Savage, DaveEast,  PlayboyCarti, LilPump, and Tyler The Creator also made the list!! Check out the full article HERE!

Credit: XXL Magazine

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