Eminem Slams Donald Trump in Freestyle Rap at BET Hip Hop Awards

Eminem took a stand against Donald Trump. The rapper dedicated a nearly five-minute freestyle routine solely to the former Celebrity Apprentice host and his policies in a taped segment that aired at  the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.

The Grammy winner tackled everything from Trump’s stance on inmigration and his failure at disaster relief. It also talks about his recent controversy with the NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem as a peaceful form of protest against police’s unfair treatment of African Americans.

“Plus, he gets an enormous reaction/ When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that/Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada,” he raps in the video shot in Detroit. “All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather/ Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers.”

“Now, if you’re a black athlete / You’re a spoiled little brat / For tryna use your platform or your stature / To try to give those a voice who don’t have one,” Eminem continued to rap. “He says, ‘You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards’ / Unless, you’re a POW who was tortured and battered / ‘Cause to him, you’re zeros / ‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes captured / That’s not disrespecting the military.”

Eminem didn’t hold back when accusing Trump of increasing the tension between himself and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the risk of potentially driving both nations to nuclear war.

“We better give Obama props/’Cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze/That will probably cause a nuclear holocaust/While the drama pops,” The Real Slim Shady singer says. “And he waits for s–t to quiet down/He’ll just gas his plane up and fly around/Till the bombing stops.”

Eminem also made it clear that his fans would have to make a choice between himself and the failed business man. “Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his/ I’m drawing in the sand a line: you’re either for or against,” he says. “And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside/ I’ll do it for it for you with this/F–k you.”

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91

The iconic founder of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner, died on Wednesday, September 27 at 91 years old.

“Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones,” said the official statement released by Playboy.

Hefner founded Playboy in 1953 and turned the magazine into a multimillion-dollar entertainment empire that at its 1970s peak included TV shows and a franchise of Playboy Clubs whose cocktail waitresses wore bunny ears and cottontails.

Hefner made important contributions to the civil rights movement and was an unrelenting defender of free speech and the free press, but he also was accused of popularizing the objectification and commodification of women, through the Playboy models, the Playboy Clubs waitresses and his Reality TV show.

“I would like to be remembered as somebody who has changed the world in some positive way, in a social, sexual sense, and I’d be very happy with that,” Hefner said in an interview. “I’m a kid who dreamed the dreams and made them come true.”

His son Cooper Hefner said in a statement, “my father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom. He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history. He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston, and all of us at Playboy Enterprises.”

In a 2017 interview, Hefner’s son Cooper, who took over as chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, admitted that it was hard to watch his father get older.

“It’s tough to watch him struggle,” he said at the time. “But I’m just happy it’s physical and not mental.

Hefner is survived by his wife and four children.

Khloe Kardashian Is Expecting First Child With Boyfriend Tristan Thompson

Keeping Up With another Kardashian! Khloe Kardashian is pregnant and expecting her first child with boyfriend, basketball star Tristan Thompson. The news was confirmed by multiple sources.

The 33-year-old Reality TV star began dating Thompson a year ago, in September 2016 after meeting on a blind date set up by one of her friends. “I’m in the best relationship I’ve ever been in and it doesn’t take a ring for me to feel that way,” she said in a recent interview.

“My boyfriend is very protective of me,” she continued. “Feeling loved and validated and secure is a huge thing. Tristan is protective of my entire family, which is beautiful. And I love that everything we do is as a union. When he speaks, it’s ‘us’ and ‘we,’ and that’s important because it shows that you’re sharing life.”

Kardashian said on the season 13 finale of KUWTK that the two were ready to start their own basketball team. “He wants to have, like, five or six kids with me, and that’s lovely,” she said. “We could start at one and then grow from there. But now, knowing I’m not on birth control, it’s really scary. It’s like a really big step.”

Khloé has insisted through the years that she was ready to start a family of her own. “She definitely wants a big family,” revealed a source close to the Good American designer. “She wants multiple kids!”

Kardashian and Thompson’s relationship began while she was still legally married to Lamar Odom, her husband of six years, though she officially separated from the former NBA player, in late 2013. While this will be Khloe’s first child,  Thompson has a 9-month-old son, Prince, with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.

The Kardashian-Jenner clan is getting bigger. Khloé’s pregnancy news come right after reports of Kylie Jenner is also expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott and Kim and Kanye’s third baby via surrogate.  

 

Serena Williams Writes a Letter of Love and Admitarion to Her Mom

Tennis living legend and current new mom, Serena Williams, published a public letter dedicated to her mom along with a photo of her and her beautiful baby, where the champ expresses her admiration and thanks her for all her work.

“You are one of the strongest women I know,” she said to her mother, tennis coach extraordinaire Oracene Price in the letter posted on Reddit.

Williams also mentioned the similarities that she now sees with her baby girl. “She has my arms and legs! My exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body,” the athlete said. “I don’t know how I would react if she has to go through what I’ve gone through since I was a 15 year old and even to this day.”

Williams also talked about the times when she was likened to a man because of her strong stature or false accusations that her performance on the court was because of drugs. “But mom, I’m not sure how you did not go off on every single reporter, person, announcer and quite frankly, hater, who was too ignorant to understand the power of a black woman,” she wrote.

This segment seems to be a clever way to also address the comments made about her by Maria Sharapova in her new book.

In her memoir “Unstoppable”, Sharapova talks about Williams’s legs, arms, and overall physicality, describing her as “Colossal”. And William’s mention of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs, could look like a nod to Sharapova’s recent suspension from tennis for doping.

The powerful letter continued, “I am proud we were able to show them what some women look like. We don’t all look the same. We are curvy, strong, muscular, tall, small, just to name a few, and all the same: we are women and proud!”

Williams also describes her admiration to her mother’s character. “You are so classy; I only wish I could take your lead. I am trying, though, and God is not done with me yet. I have a LONG way to go, but thank you,” she said. “Thank you for being the role model I needed to endure all the hardships that I now regard as a challenges–ones that I enjoy. I hope to teach my baby Alexis Olympia the same, and have the same fortitude you have had.”

With such a loving family, baby Alexis is an incredibly lucky child.

Zayn Malik Says that He ‘Never Really Spoke’ to Harry Styles

That sound you hear is a thousand of fanfic dying. Zayn Malik, former member of One Direction said that he “never really spoke” to Harry Styles, his bandmate, while both singers where in the famous boyband.

“To be honest, I never really spoke to Harry even when I was in the band,” Malik, said. “So I didn’t really expect that much of a relationship with him when I left. And I haven’t [had one] to be honest.”

But what does this means for the possibility of a 1D reunion? The Pillowtalk singer said that he wouldn’t be opposed to one down the road. “Who knows? I’ve said it before: Never say never,” he said. “If I wanted to come back in 10, 15 years time, then yeah, why not? I don’t know. If I didn’t want to [be in the band] then, I might not. It just depends on how I’m feeling at that time.”

And even though he doesn’t have much of a relationship with Styles, his bond is better with the rest members, especially after his reconciliation with Louis Tomlinson, with whom he had a grudge after a heated exchange on twitter, back in 2015.

“Yeah we spoke about that, we’re in touch, everything is on a civil level,” Malik revealed. “It’s not the way it used to be, obviously we were a lot closer because we were together the entire time, spending 24 hours a day in the band and now we’re not so we’re living our own lives, we’re all growing as individual men and we still keep in touch and check in with each other not as much as we used to.”

Right now, Malik is getting ready for the release of his sophomore solo effort, which he kicked off with the Sia collaboration “Dusk Til Dawn.” Also, he said that he’s willing to experiment with different genres.

“There’s a lot of different kinds of music on it,” he said. “I like to do whatever I’m feeling that day, whatever’s feeling good. There’s still a lot of soulful R&B tunes on there, there’s some club tunes on there, there’s some more obvious pop songs as well.”

 

 

 

 

Rebel Wilson Wins Defamation Case Against Magazine Publisher

Rebel Wilson took a stand and came out victorious. The actress and comedian won her defamation case against Bauer Media, which awarded her $3.6 million in damages.

During the case, Wilson and her legal team said that the articles published by Bauer Media publications, which accused her of lying about her age, name and other personal details about her upbringing, were inaccurate and damaged her reputation. She also said that the articles caused her to lose business opportunities in the entertainment industry, including two roles.

The judge said that Bauer Media had failed to show the claims made about Wilson were substantially true or trivial:”The extent of the publication of the defamatory imputations was unprecedented in defamation litigation in this country.” The verdict was reached in two days by an all-female jury after a three-week trial.

Wilson shared in social media what the legal victory means for her and states that it wasn’t about the money.

The Pitch Perfect star tweeted “This case wasn’t about the money,” she said. “I’m looking forward to helping out some great Australian charities and supporting the Oz film industry with the damages I’ve received.”

“Just crushed my defamation case in Australia x thank you to all my family, friends and supporters! I had to take a stand. I had to stand up to a bully, a media organization Bauer Media Group who maliciously took me down in May 2015 with a series of grubby and completely false articles,” she said on Instagram. “Far too often tabloid magazines and the ‘journalists’ who work for them don’t abide by professional ethics. Far too often their conduct can only be described as disgraceful and disgusting!”

“I love my job as an actress and as an entertainer and I look forward to rebuilding my career now that the record has been set straight. Thank you so much everybody!”, concluded the funny woman.

Just crushed my defamation case in Australia x thank you to all my family, friends and supporters! I had to take a stand. I had to stand up to a bully, a media organization Bauer Media Group who maliciously took me down in May 2015 with a series of grubby and completely false articles. Far too often tabloid magazines and the 'journalists' who work for them don't abide by professional ethics. Far too often their conduct can only be described as disgraceful and disgusting! I'm glad that the lovely ladies of the jury have agreed with me. Their unanimous and overwhelming verdict has sent a clear message. I love my job as an actress and as an entertainer and I look forward to rebuilding my career now that the record has been set straight. Thank you so much everybody!

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The payout was broken down into $522,000 in general damages, and $3.1 million in damages for the Australian actress’ “opportunity for new screen roles lost by reason of the defendant’s publications.”

The amount is the “largest defamation damages award in Australian legal history,” according to Wilson’s legal team.

Jay-Z’s Mom Gloria Carter Opens up About His Reaction When She Came Out as a Lesbian

One of the most personal revelations in Jay-Z’s latest album, 4:44 was the track “Smile”, on which the rapper revealed that his mother, Gloria Carter, is a lesbian.

“Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian / Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian,” Jay-Z, raps. “Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate / Society shame and the pain was too much to take / Cried tears of joy when you fell in love / Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her.”

Now, speaking on the D’USSE Friday podcast on Tuesday, September 5, Gloria Carter talked about the moment when she decided to come out to her son. “Me and my son, we share a lot of information. I was sitting there and I was telling him one day, I just finally started telling him who I was,” she explained. “Besides your mother, this is the person that I am. This is the life that I live. So my son started actually tearing. ‘Cause he’s like, ‘That had to be a horrible life, ma’. I was like, ‘My life was never horrible. It was just different.’ So that made him want to do a song about it.”

Gloria also opened up about her hesitations regarding the song and the possibility of it been released to the public. “The first time I heard the song, I was like, ‘Eh, I don’t know, dude. I ain’t feeling that,'” Gloria said. “When it first happened, I was sharing myself, not to share myself with the world.”

But at the end, not only she agreed for the song to be on the now groundbreaking album, but also to appear on it. “I was never ashamed of me. But in my family, it was something that was never discussed. I’m tired of all the mystery. I’m gonna give it to ’em. … Now it’s time for me to live my life and be happy, be free.”

That’s why the song closes with a poem recited and written by Gloria herself:

“Living in the shadow feels like the safe place to be / No harm for them, no harm for me / But life is short, and it’s time to be free / Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed.”

Leah Remini reveals she was asked to convert Kevin James to Scientology

Leah Remini is not holding anything back. The former King of Queens star revealed that she was asked to recruit Kevin James, her co-star on the hit sitcom, into the church of Scientology.

Remini’s was asked while she was still a member of the church but she did not want to involve James.

“They always tried to get me to, [asking] ‘Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?’ I was like, ‘Because he’s Catholic. He doesn’t want anything to do with it,'” the actress said. “They let it go after a while, but usually you’d be expected to recruit, especially with somebody you work with for nine years.”

A Scientology spokesman denied that Remini had been urged to recruit James, and said in a statement, “We have nothing to do with Kevin James and never attempted to ‘recruit’ him to the Church. How does Leah Remini bring this up now after she wrote an entire book and didn’t mention it? Remini does it to get attention.” The statement also reads, “the only thing we know about Kevin James is that Remini would repeatedly tell the Church that he was a bully and we tried to counsel her to be more open and communicate so they could get along better.”

The actress has been working in her A&E documentary series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” that traces her departure from the church and her efforts to help former members.

The series came after her memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. The documentary series was nominated for tow Emmy, including Outstanding Informational Series or Special. Remini is working in a second season.

Meanwhile, Kevin James and Remini will be reunited next fall, when the new season of James’s show Kevin Can Wait debuts in September, now with Remini in a regular role.

The winners and biggest moments of The MTV Video Music Awards 2017

Taylor’s video premiere! Kendrick’s victory! Emotional speeches! The MTV Video Music Awards had some major moments during the telecast.

Kendrick Lamar was the king. The rapper won six prizes at the award show. The Compton-born star took home Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Hip Hop and the Video of the Years. The acclaimed artist was in charge of opening the show, and set the stage on fire with a fantastic performance of his hits DNA and HUMBLE.

An absentee Taylor Swift was a major part of the ceremony. Even though T-Swift didn’t attend the bash—which was hosted by Katy Perry—in person, the singer won Best Collaboration alongside Zayn Malik for the single I Don’t Wanna Live Forever. Swift also premiered her new video Look What You Made Me Do.

Camila, who? The remaining members of Fifth Harmony took the stage to perform their hit song “Down”, but their show started with the girls throwing a faux fifth member off the top of the plataform. So shady!

Kesha’s important speech. The Rainbow singer talked about suicide prevention before introducing Logic. The pop star, who’s having a great career moment after some personal and legal turmoil, took a moment to remind viewers that “none of us are alone.”

Mother of the year. Pink received the 2017 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and the singer took the opportunity to talk about her daughter and the importance of staying true to yourself.

“When people make fun of me, that’s what they use. They say that I look like a boy, or I’m too masculine, or that I have too many opinions, my body is too strong. And I said to her ‘Do you see me growing my hair?’ ‘No, Mama.’ I said, ‘Do you see me changing my body?’ ‘No, Mama.’ ‘Do you see me changing the way I present myself to the world?’ ‘No, Mama.’ ‘Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?’ ‘Yes, Mama.’ Okay! So, baby girl, we don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell, and we make a pearl, and we help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty.”

Bravo, Pink! And congrats to all the winners!

Director Patty Jenkins responds to James Cameron’s criticism of WONDER WOMAN  

Patty Jenkins responded to the statements made by Oscar winner James Cameron about Wonder Woman, the blockbuster film directed by Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot.

In an interview with The Guardian, the director of Titanic was questioned about his opinion regarding the successful film. Cameron said: “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over ‘Wonder Woman’ has been so misguided,” he said. “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards.”

The director of the first two installments of the Terminator franchise could not avoid the opportunity to compare Diana with his heroine, Sarah Connor: “Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon,” he said. “She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit.”

Patty Jenkins responded to the director sharing a text on twitter, which read:

“James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though, he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman.”

Regarding the type of heroine that the public wants to see, the director stressed that it is not a question of which one is better, but that it is important to have diversity in the representation: “If women have to always be hard, tough and troubled to be strong, and we aren’t free to be multidimensional or celebrate an icon of women everywhere because she is attractive and loving, then we haven’t come very far have we”

The Monster director added that she believes that women “can and should be everything just like male lead characters should be” and that there is “no right and wrong kind of powerful woman.”

Jenkins is currently in negotiations to direct Wonder Woman 2, in a deal that could make her the highest-paid female director in Hollywood.

Since the release of Wonder Woman, the blockbuster has been breaking records and it is now the highest grossing live-action film ever directed by a woman.