Taylor Swift Lands Cover of Vogue’s #METGala Issue

Taylor Swift Covers Vogue

Taylor Swift Covers Vogue

Taylor Swift‘s Met Gala dress keeps coming back for more. The “Style” singer, 26, and her silver Louis Vuitton number cover Vogue‘s special issue dedicated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala 2016.

Taylor Swift earned the honor this year of landing the front cover of Vogue’s special Met Gala edition.

She wore a Louis Vuitton dress, boots, and clutch paired with Mattia Cielo earrings, an Eva Fehren ear cuff and rings, and a Borgioni white diamond ring.

This year, Taylor served as one of the event co-chairs alongside Anna Wintour, Apple executive Jonathan Ive, and Idris Elba.

 

Empire Stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers Wed in Cayman Islands

TMZ Empire stars wed in Cayman Islands

TMZ Empire stars wed in Cayman Islands

Empire co-stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the Cayman Islands on Thursday, according to gossip tabloid TMZ.

The bride and groom wore white.

Byers, 32, popped the question to Gealey, 31, in July. They announced their engagement in October.

The reception was held at a mansion on the island. The guest list was limited to family and close friends only. None of their Empire co-stars attended. The couple chowed down on steak and lobster, and they danced to hip hop, disco and reggae.

The happy couple started dating less than a year ago after meeting on the set of the Fox TV soap opera musical.

Congrats to Grace and Trai!

Michael Jackson Estate Sells The Beatles Publishing to Sony

Michael Jackson Estate Sells Beatles Publishing to Sony
Michael Jackson Estate Sells Beatles Publishing to Sony
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson in 1983. Jackson’s share of the rights to many Beatles songs has been purchased by Sony.
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Michael Jackson’s estate has agreed to sell it’s remaining stake in a lucrative music catalog to Sony Corp. for $750 million, the entities announced Monday.

The catalog included publishing for major names such as Beyonce, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and others.

via USA Today:

The agreement for Jackson’s half-share of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalog will give the company sole ownership of works by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and other hit making musicians, including Eminem and Taylor Swift.

The deal is another posthumous blockbuster deal for Jackson, whose estate has erased the singer’s massive debts through a mixture of new music and movie ventures and re-releases of the singer’s most popular music. Jackson’s estate benefits his mother and three children, known as Prince, Paris and Blanket.

“This agreement further demonstrates Sony’s commitment to the entertainment businesses and our firm belief that these businesses will continue to contribute to our success for years to come,” Sony Corp. president and CEO Kazuo Hirai wrote in a statement.

The sale does not include rights to Jackson’s master recordings or songs that he wrote, and the singer’s estate will continue to have a stake in EMI Publishing, Inc.

“This transaction further allows us to continue our efforts of maximizing the value of Michael’s Estate for the benefit of his children,” the co-executors of Jackson’s estate, attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, wrote in a statement. “It also further validates Michael’s foresight and genius in investing in music publishing.”

Jackson purchased the ATV portion of the catalog in 1985 for $41.5 million, and he later merged it with Sony. It remained his most lucrative asset at the time of his death in June 2009 at age 50, though by that point Jackson was hundreds of millions of dollars in debt.

The deal for Jackson’s half of the Sony/ATV catalog is expected to close by the end of March.

We are not sure why the Estate ran by Michael’s mother sold the lucrative catalog, however that was a smart move by Michael to invest in publishing.

Black Student Receives Settlement from Barneys NY

Black Student Receives Settlement from Barneys NY

Black Student Receives Settlement from Barneys NY A black student who says he was profiled by Barneys NY for purchasing an expensive designer belt won a $45,000 settlement from the retail giant.

Trayon Christian said he used his debit card to purchase a $349 Ferragano belt at the Barneys’ flagship store on Fifth Avenue on April 27, 2013.

Christian said he was followed out of the department store and “hassled” by two undercover NYPD detectives.

The former engineering student at the New York City College of Technology said the police didn’t believe he could afford the expensive designer belt.

“They said my card wasn’t real, it was fake. They said someone at Barneys called to report it,” Christian told The NY Daily News in October 2013.

The detectives demanded to look in his bag, and they asked him if he was employed and where he worked.

“The detectives were asking me, ‘How could you afford a belt like this? Where did you get this money from?’” Christian told the News.

Not satisfied with his truthful answers, the detectives cuffed Christian and took him to the 19th Precinct stationhouse.

Two hours later police released Christian and offered a weak apology. They returned his belt and his debit card, he said.

In October 2014 Barneys paid $525,000 to settle other racial profiling claims.

Barneys’ business partnership with rap mogul Jay Z in 2013 tarnished the 47-year-old’s image in the black community.

 

Rihanna’s earnings fall by 50 percent, says Forbes

Rihanna’s earnings fall 50 per cent

Rihanna’s earnings fall 50 per cent

Barbadian superstar Rihanna ranks No. 10 on Forbes’ annual list of the top-earning women in music. Rihanna, who is 27, earned US$26 million in 2015, about half of what she earned last year, placing her at the No. 10 spot on the list.

Citing the reasons for Rihanna’s lower earnings, Forbes said that after seven albums in eight years through 2012, Rihanna has gone quite some time without a full-length release, and she only played nine dates during the magazine’s scoring period, which by the way, runs from the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2015 —resulting in a lower-than-usual finish on the top earners’ list.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry is No. 1 on Forbes’ 2015 list of the highest earning women in music.

Thanks to her Prismatic World Tour, which included 126 shows during Forbes’ scoring period, and deals with Coty, Claire’s and CoverGirl, Perry, 31, earned an estimated US$135 million from June 1, 2014, to June 1, 2015, to clinch the No. 1 spot, the financial magazine said.

In the No. 2 position is Taylor Swift, 25, who earned an estimated US$80 million following the launch of her widely successful pop album “1989” in October 2014, which has sold more than 3.6 million copies to date.

The iconic five-member band Fleetwood Mac is in third position, qualifying because they have two female members, Stevie Nicks and the returning Christine McVie. The band earned an estimated US$59.5 million, mainly from touring, clinching the No. 3 spot on the list, Forbes said.

Lady Gaga landed in the No. 4 spot with US$59 million, comprised of her 66 shows during the scoring period and deals with fashion house Versace, Mac cosmetics and profits from her Fame fragrance.

And rounding out the top five is Beyonce with US$54.5 million, courtesy of her On the Run Tour with hubby Jay Z. That tour grossed over $100 million during 19 show show dates in North America.

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Teenagers Glue 4 Year old to McDonald’s Toilet

Prank Leaves 4-year-old Glued To McDonald's Toilet

A 4-year-old girl  was in tears after her experience in a McDonald’s bathroom on New Year’s Eve. She suffered minor injuries after pranksters poured glue on a toilet seat .

Kaya, 4, went to the bathroom by herself “like a big girl” at a Devon McDonald’s in England.

“Mom let me go to the toilet like a big girl and then there was like, two girls come out and then there was super glue on the toilet seat and it hurt,” she told SWNS News. “My hands and my bum didn’t even know that.”

Kaya’s mom, Nicole Langmead, said she waited outside the bathroom with Kaya and her other two children while the bathroom was occupied.

“We were just about to give up when these two girls came out of the bathroom laughing,” Langmead told the Exeter Express and Echo. “I didn’t think too much of it and Kaya went into the toilet.”

She said Kaya came out of the bathroom in tears.

Prank Leaves 4-year-old Glued To McDonald's Toilet

 

She examined her daughter and found redness and irritation on her buttocks and hands.

McDonald’s workers comforted Kaya by giving her a balloon.

Police are searching for the 2 girls involved in the Mcdonald’s toilet prank. They are described as 16-to-18, one with long blonde hair and the other with shoulder length brown hair.

Naked Prostitutes Chase Robbers Through Atlanta Hotel

Two Prostitutes Robbed at Atlanta Hotel

Two Prostitutes Robbed at Atlanta Hotel

You can’t make this up… It’s 2016 and already the foolishness has began. Two naked prostitutes were robbed of nearly $4,000 by 2 gunmen at a Buckhead hotel.

The incident happened on Saturday at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center across the street from Atlanta’s upscale Lenox Square Mall.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the two hookers thought they were meeting a client at the hotel.

The man entered the room and the women discussed prices with him before another man burst into the room 10 minutes later with gun drawn.

One woman said she was naked and the second was forced to take off her clothes, police said. The two men took $3,000 from one woman and $640 from the other before leaving the room. The women ran after the suspects, but stopped when the men ran down the stairs, Jones said.

A hotel guest in another room called 911 after seeing the naked women running down the hall after the men, according to police. Officers were called to the hotel shortly before 10 a.m.

Surveillance video from Lenox Square Mall showed the two men running into a parking garage, but the quality was not good enough for officers to identify the men, police said. Hotel employees were also reviewing surveillance footage.

The women gave officers possible phone numbers for the suspects, but only a minimal description of the two was provided. One man was wearing all black, including a black scarf, with glasses, and the other was wearing a red shirt with grey pants, according to police.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477. You can remain anonymous.

Bryon Allen Wins Suit Against AT&T

Bryon Allen Wins Suit Against AT&T

Bryon Allen Wins Suit Against AT&T

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has secured distribution for its seven cable channels acrossDirecTV and U-verse now that AT&T has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit filed in December 2014.

The lawsuit couldn’t have come at a worse time for the companies as they were, at the time, awaiting government approval for an unprecedented merger.

Allen’s suit, filed last December by his Entertainment Studios and the National Association of African American Owned Media, alleged that the companies discriminated against and carried too few minority-owned networks, specifically networks with 100 percent Black ownership.

DirecTV began carriage of Entertainment Studios’ Comedy.TV and Justice Central.TV on Monday. U-verse has added Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars TV and Pets TV; U-verse already carried Justice Central.TV.

Of the lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, reps for Entertainment Studios and AT&T would only say: “The matter has been resolved.”

The AT&T deal greatly enhances the distribution base and value of the lifestyle and entertainment channels, which are wholly owned by Allen, a comedian turned entrepreneur. DirecTV and U-verse together reach nearly 26 million domestic subscribers, with U-verse accounting for about 6 million subscribers..

Allen’s complaint blasted AT&T for having no carriage agreements with “100% African-American-owned media companies.” It made a provocative reference to what it called the practice of African-American celebrities posing as “fronts” for channels owned by “white-owned media,” without naming names.

The complaint also took a swipe at the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the NAACP and National Urban League, claiming AT&T was “paying off” civil rights orgs to secure their endorsement of the AT&T-DirecTV merger.

 

Miss Colombia Sues Steve Harvey and Miss Universe Organization

Miss Colombia sues Miss Universe and Steve Harvey

Miss Colombia sues Miss Universe and Steve Harvey According to Miss Colombia, she plans to sue Steve Harvey for five million dollars because he wrongfully announced another contender as the winner for 2015 Miss Universe. Colombian lawyers are filing a lawsuit agains the Miss Universe pageant, claiming that “the crown is an acquired right that cannot be taken away from us.”

That mistake has put distress in my life, and i don’t think I’m ever going to be the same person again.- Miss Colombia 

Steve Harvey Responds: Again, I quote ” This was a terribly honest human mistake, and I am so regretful, As a human we do make mistakes, and I think she should get over it. She has the right to file a law suit against me, but I strongly believe she won’t come out victorious”

Miss Colombia should get over it. Steve Harvey already apologizes for a human mistake that he wish he could take back. Read Our Previous Article “Miss Colombia Plans To Sue Steve Harvey for 5 million dollars“

#Steve Harvey #Miss Universe Organization #beauty #MissPhilippines #Donald Trump

 

UNCF Mayors Ball-A Party with a Purpose

UNCF Mayors Mask Ball 2015 Atlanta
UNCF Mayors Mask Ball 2015 Atlanta
Mayor Kasmin Reed and wife Sarah Langford-Reed

The 2015 UNCF Mayor’s Mask Ball at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The 32 Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball, raised over 1 million dollars toward college scholarships.

UNCF Mayors Mask Ball 2015 Atlanta
Dr. Lomax- President of UNCF, Andre Young and wife, and this year’s chairperson and board members.

The annual black tie event brings out the Who’s Who of the Atlanta community.  Atlanta was the first city to host the annual celebration to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Every year the elegant affair features business professionals, government officials, and celebs from across the nation.

UNCF Mayors Mask Ball 2015 Atlanta
Dr Heavenly and husband

This year, UNCF has raised over 100 million dollars towards higher education, with approximately more than 10% going to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the Atlanta area.

The ball began with a royal VIP reception, in a full draped ball room, which seem to mimic scenes from Hollywood block busters such as the Hunger Games, which was ironically filmed at the same hotel.

Atlanta is known for it’s diverse community, so the attendance list reflected it  this year.  In attendance were the Presidents of Spelman college, Morehouse College,  executives from SunTrust Home Depot, and many more.  Guests were entertained by R&B veteran Johnny Gill.

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Lamar Odom will Owe Over 1 Million in Hospital Bills

Lamar Odom Hospital Bills Lamar Odom nearly lost his life after he suffered a drug overdose in a Nevada brothel earlier this year, which resulted in a coma and multiple strokes. Thankfully, Odom survived the ordeal and is on the road to recovery. However, the hospital bills are piling up!

According to RadarOnline, sources say Odom has already racked up a $750K medical bill this year. However, they say that his debt could multiply drastically by the time he’s through with the extensive treatment and rehabilitation that he needs to fully recover.

“By the end of the year, he’ll have easily made at least a $10M dent in his $55M fortune,” an insider told Radar. “There’s no end in sight and he’s completely unaware of what’s going on.”

As previously reported, Khloe Kardashian halted her divorce with Odom and rushed to his side to handle his medical care after his overdose. However, the source claims that his family is worried that Kardashian’s decisions will leave Odom in a financial hole.

“Khloe’s managing most of it, but to her money’s no object and she’s signing him up for the best treatments money can buy,” the source said. “The fact they’re still only married in name has everyone on Lamar’s side freaking out because they know he’s going to be left with all these bills when she finally kicks him out.”

Despite the threat of a crippling debt, the source claims that Odom has no other medical alternatives.

“He needs this treatment,” the source said. “It’s what saved his life – but who’s going to pay for it all is going to cause some legal hell down the line.”

British Woman Tricked Into Having Sex With Transsexual

Kyran Lee British Transexual who manipulated woman into sex

Kyran Lee British Transexual who manipulated woman into sex
Kyran Lee Photo Stephen Daniels

 

Woman tricked into having sex with transsexual tells how she was manipulated. This is a crazy case of deception. 

Telegraph Uk Reports: A young woman tricked into having sex with a transsexual has told how she has been left traumatized.
The 24-year-old fell in love with what she believed to be a tanned, muscular, attractive young man using the identity of Joey G Star Crislow after they met on Facebook.
Crislow went on to confess to using a false identity but claimed to be a young man called Kyran Scott and the relationship continued.


“Kyran Scott” wooed her with presents including flowers and jewelry and they ended up having sex together when he stayed overnight at her home.

But a chance meeting at a McDonald’s led to the victim discovering she had been completely duped and the person she was involved was at the time a woman called Fiona Manson.

Lincoln Crown Court was told that Manson was actually a transsexual who now lives as a man and has changed her name to Kyran Lee.

Lee, 25, of Gainsborough, Lincs, admitted a charge of assault by penetration as a result of what happened between them in the autumn of 2012.

He was given a two-year jail sentence suspended for two years with an indefinite restraining order banning contact with the victim.

The victim told the court how she has been left devastated by what happened.

She said: “What happened is still very much affecting my life.

“I was lied to and manipulated into falling in love with someone who deceived me. That has hurt me emotionally and physically.

“Finding out that Kyran Lee/Kyran Scott was a female shocked me to the core. I truly believed Kyran was a man.

“Everything I know about Kyran Scott is a lie. What happened to me was wrong. Kyran manipulated me, deceived me, and lied to me and had sex with me.

“I don’t think he fully understands the pain he has caused me. I don’t feel that he feels any remorse. I don’t think I will ever be able to forgive him for what he has done.”

Sarah Knight, prosecuting, said: “Had she known the defendant was female and known her true identity she would certainly never have consented at all.”

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Jermaine Dupri and Celebs Screening Daddy’s Home

Jermaine Dupri Daddys Home Screening Atlanta

Jermaine Dupri Daddy Home

Music mogul Jermaine Dupri along with daughters Shaniah and Jalynn hosted an Atlanta screening of the upcoming comedy DADDY’S HOME at Regal Atlantic Station. Outfitted in “ugly Christmas sweaters,” JD and his lovely girls welcomed the attendees, which included Jagged Edge singer Wingo, singer RL (Next), gospel singer Micah Stampley, DJ Fadelf, Beautii J (“Cutting It: In the ATL”), Melissa Knowles (HLN),  Jonica “Blu” Booth (“Bad Girls Club”), Bo Talley, Shay Johnson (“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”) and more.

The movie is a comedy featuring actors Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. back They play  rival father figures in the new comedy “Daddy’s Home.”

The duo last appeared together as mismatched New York City detectives in 2010’s “The Other Guys.” In their latest film, Ferrell is a radio executive who competes for the affection of his stepchildren when their biological father, a muscled motorcyclist played by Wahlberg, returns.

DADDY’S HOME opens Christmas Day. Watch the trailer atwww.daddyshomemovie.com.

The event photos was produced through the 135th Street Agency .

 

 

Louisianna Man convicted of Impregnating 11-year-old

A Louisiana man found guilty of impregnating the 11-year-old child of his ex-girlfriend

A Louisiana man found guilty of impregnating the 11-year-old child of his ex-girlfriend

HOUMA, La. — A Louisiana man found guilty of impregnating the 11-year-old child of his ex-girlfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison.

State District Court Judge George Larke sentenced 27-year-old Joseph Riney Friday to mandatory life in prison without benefits, prosecutor Bud Barnes said.

Riney was convicted of aggravated rape Nov. 5 following a two-day trial that involved DNA evidence of Riney’s paternity. Riney was about 37 million times more likely to be the boy’s father than any other man in the black community, a State Police Crime Lab analyst testified. The baby had half of Riney’s DNA and the other half belonged to the girl.

Aggravated rape refers to the rape of a victim under age 13, among other factors, according to state law. A conviction prohibits the possibility of probation or parole.

Riney was arrested Jan. 22, 2014, following accusations that he forced the now 13-year-old child to have sex with him multiple times at her home in Houma until she turned 11. The repeated abuse resulted in the child’s pregnancy, and medical records show that she was about five months along at the time of Riney’s arrest.

Shortly afterward, the girl gave birth to a baby son who she gave up for adoption.

The 13-year-old girl is now a student a local middle school.

Defense counsel Heather Fairchild represented Riney. Throughout the trial, Fairchild questioned the validity of Riney’s DNA evidence, the thoroughness of the police investigation and the consistency of the girl’s statement in her arguments.

Serena Williams named SI Sports Person of the Year

Serena Williams named SI Sports Person of the Year

Serena Williams sports illustrated

The beautiful Serena Williams is named 2015’s Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. The tennis champion had a phenomenal year in 2015.  Williams hit this rare sweet spot, a pinch-me patch where the exotic became the norm.

She spent a night telling bedtime stories to the children of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Growing up, Williams had devoured every Harry Potter book, marveled at the business empires of Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart. Now J.K. Rowling was tweeting against a critic of Williams’s body, Oprah was hustling to watch her at the U.S. Open, and Stewart was calling Williams “the most powerful woman I know.” President Barack Obama, the most scrutinized man alive, told her how great it was to watch her.

Even Williams’s most dubious moves paid off. In July, just as her drive for tennis’s first Grand Slam in 27 years hit the bell lap, she appeared in Pixels, a comedic bomb in which she anticipated a Lincoln Bedroom sex sandwich with Stewart and Peter Dinklage. Yet she escaped critical savaging, and, oh, the movie grossed $243 million. Williams’s decision to chase down a cellphone thief in New York  seemed equally foolhardy—until, that is, the guy gave her phone back.

Williams, 34, won three major titles, went 53–3 and provided at least one new measure of her tyrannical three-year reign at No. 1. For six weeks this summer—and for the first time in the 40-year history of the WTA rankings—Williams amassed twice as many ranking points as the world No. 2; at one point that gap grew larger than the one between No. 2 and No. 1,000. Williams’s 21 career Grand Slam singles titles are just one short of Steffi Graf’s Open-era record. Such numbers are reason enough for Sports Illustrated to name Serena Williams its 2015 Sportsperson of the Year.

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Can Donald Trump Comments Disqualify Him From Presidency?

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

White House press secretary Josh Earnest has announced that GOP front runner Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslim immigrants from entering the United States ‘disqualifies him from serving as president’ and has called on Republicans to reject him immediately.

Earnest told the press:

“Now, I know that each of the Republican candidates has already taken an oath pledging to support Donald Trump for president of the United States if he wins the nomination. But the fact is, the first thing a president does when he or she takes the oath of office is to swear an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. And the fact is, what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president.”

“What he said is disqualifying,” Earnest added. “And any Republican who’s too fearful of the Republican base to admit it has no business serving as president either.”

If you missed it, Trump released a statement on Monday calling for “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims immigrating to the U.S. until “our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

While what Donald Trump said should REALLY disqualify him from the White House, unfortunately there’s nothing in the Constitution that says a presidential candidate can’t be an jerk.

Is this Accurate?

 

AVA DUVERNAY BLACK BARBIE SOLD OUT IN MINUTES

AVA DUVERNAY BARBIE SOLD OUT IN MINUTES,
AVA DUVERNAY BARBIE SOLD OUT IN MINUTES,
Ava DuVernay arrives at the AFI Awards (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

 

Barbie maker Mattel released the special-edition doll in the 43-year-old Ava Duvernay Selma director’s likeness at Variety Magazine’s Power of Women Luncheon, which celebrated modern-day”sheroes,” according to the New York Daily News.

AVA DUVERNAY BARBIE SOLD OUT IN MINUTES,

The Barbies were originally created as one-of-a-kind pieces to be auctioned off by the celebs to benefit the charity of their choice.

But after fans took to social media expressing a desire to buy their own “#AvaBarbie,” Mattel made the doll available for sale on its website.

As we all know from the #PattiPieFamine that we’re still enduring from Thanksgiving, if you can sell something to Black Twitter, then you have one hell of a product. But when you realize that you’re the one whose selling like hotcakes, it’s still surprising. Ava took to Twitter to express some of her shock.


If you wanted to get an Ava DuVernay doll for your kiddo today, then you may be too little too late. According to The Hollywood Reporter,

Ava Barbie was indeed (briefly) available at Amazon — for pre-order. Selling for $65, the online retailer announced the doll would be released Jan. 1.

But even pre-order availability was short-lived, with Amazon selling out almost as quickly as Mattel had.

Whatever you do, don’t get too hungry for a Barbie. You know the Ebay sharks are out there selling dolls at marked up prices — $350 a pop!

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