Tina Knowles Lawson and her husband Richard spilled the details to Entertainment Tonight about Beyonce’s baby shower. “It was excellent, I had so much fun,” Tina told ET’s Kevin Frazier of the occasion, also acknowledging that both Beyonce and her younger daugther, Solange, have amazing style. “I think a lot came from me but also, just like the shower, that’s her vision and I just help make is come alive, you know … but all of my girls just have such great style and I’m just so proud.” “I’m sure they got a little bit from their mama, you know,” she joked.
Almost the entire jury selected for Bill Cosby’s case is white. His attorneys aren’t settling for it either. Via TMZ: Cosby, his lawyers and prosecutors are back in a Pittsburgh court Wednesday to complete jury selection, but 11 have already been seated and only one of them is black. Cosby’s team is accusing the prosecution of “systematic exclusion” of black jurors, but the judge is shooting down the argument … for now. He said he’ll consider it if the defense presents some stats to back up the racism claim. The 12th juror and 6 alternates still need to be selected in the sexual assault trial.
Is Iggy and Odell a thing? On Monday, Odell skipped practice with the Giants to hang with Iggy in LA. Via Page Six: On Monday Beckham, who has missed a series of practice days, partied at Bowlero Woodland Hills bowling center in L.A. with singer Azalea, while his teammates were working out in New Jersey. A source at the venue said, “They were with a small group of friends and rented the full venue out for their group, just having fun, bowling and eating throughout their visit.” The source added that Beckham and Azalea were, “Being romantic with each other throughout their outing giggling and cozying up to each other. “Odell showed up at 8.45pm with three friends, at first he seemed like he wanted to remain private, he was bowling in his own lane, but later he started flirting with Iggy, they were sitting together away from the group, chatting and laughing. They all left together shortly before midnight.” Beckham Jr, wearing black camo shorts with a black hoodie, stuck to iced water, the source added, but he and his group ate chicken skewers, chicken tenders, pigs in a blanket and assorted desserts. Perhaps even worse, Beckham skipped another practice session to work out with notorious party boy Johnny Manziel in LA. On Tuesday Manziel posted an Instagram photo of himself and Beckham posing together after a workout. In January, Giants general manager Jerry Reese said it was time for Beckham to grow up. “I see a guy who needs to think about some of the things that he does,” Reese said, “Everybody knows he’s a gifted player, but there’s some things that he’s done that he needs to look at himself in the mirror and be honest with himself about some of the things that he’s done.” Beckham himself doesn’t understand what all the fuss is all about. He tweeted on Wednesday “If they don’t have a story these days they’ll make one… I might get that tatted #staythecourse.” He is expected to show up at the Giants training facility for Thursday’s practice, where he will certainly face questions about his dedication to the team. The practices are voluntary. The teams expect players to show up and almost all players always do.
Finally Nicki spills the tea about her and Nas. The conversation started when Ellen asked Nicki about her outfit for Paris Fashion week “Does the tape come with the outfit?” Ellen joked as a photo of Nicki’s titty-flashing ensemble appeared behind them. “That wasn’t tape. That was an actual pastie—a metal pastie,” Nicki clarified. “Isn’t it cute, you guys? Wouldn’t you all wear it?” “It’s a wonderful breast,” Ellen continued. “Is that your favorite breast, the left one?” Nicki played along and called herself “an equal opportunity boob shower,” joking, “I love them both.” Then Ellen asked: “And does Nas like both of them the same as well?” she asked. Nicki giggled. “There’s a rumor y’all are dating, and if it’s true, I’m all for it. I love him so much—ever since ‘One Mic.’ That’s where I first found him,” Ellen explained. “He’s fantastic and a really good guy.”“He’s so dope,” Nicki responded. “He’s the king. He is the King of Queens, and I’d like to think I’m the Queen of Queens.” She later referred to him as “a rap legend,” telling Ellen, “I have a lot of respect for him. And, you know, he’s kind of cute, too.” Ellen kept going … “But have you had sleepovers yet, or is it just…?” she questioned Nicki. “We have. Yup,” Nicki answered. “I go to him. I just thought him coming to me was too forward.” Despite their sleepovers, Nicki wanted to make it clear that they haven’t had sex.“I’m just chillin’ right now. I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men,” Nicki said. “I might make an exception to the rule for him, because he’s so dope.”
Yet another celebrity’s home was burglarized. This time it was Michael B. Jordan’s home. Via TMZ: Law enforcement sources tell us someone broke into Michael’s San Fernando Valley pad a few weeks ago, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. We’re told the burglar got in after smashing a window. We’re told no one was home at the time and it appears to be a random hit. Sources tell us cops are waiting for Michael to give them a full list of the items taken. The “Creed” star joins the ever growing list of celebs to fall victim — Alanis Morissette, Emmy Rossum, Nikki Minaj and Jaime Pressly had their homes jacked in recent months … and, Scott Disick was just hit early Sunday morning.
Just a few days ago Brandy captioned the above picture on Instagram with: Dear God, I can finally see you in me. Continue to use me so that I may continue to know the joy of being used by you. I promise to cut back on my clap backs. # wink [heart emoji] I love you Does this mean Brandy is expecting? Well, Brandy’s friend Countness made a comment under the pic, take a look at the screen shot below: But Brandy was fast to clear the air by updating her Instagram bio … Well I guess, time will only tell …
Katy Perry is about to be cashing out at the bank! Reports are being made that she will get paid $25 million to judge on the show ‘American Idol’ Via TMZ: Multiple sources tell us ABC was desperate to sign a name before the Upfronts last week, when honchos announced she was the lead judge. As one source put it, “Katy had all the leverage. If ABC ended up announcing the show without a judge, they’d be screwed.” TMZ broke a story way back in 2012 that ‘A.I.’ was trying to get Katy as a judge but she rejected the network’s $20 mil offer. As we reported, ABC tried to get Kelly Clarkson but at the last minute she jumped ship and went to NBC’s “The Voice.” NBC also snagged Jennifer Hudson. We’re also told ABC is “on the verge” of signing the deal with Ryan Seacrest to host the show. Sources connected with the first run of ‘Idol’ tell us Ryan was making $15 mil a season at his high point. We’re told Jennifer Lopez was also raking in $15 mil a season. So Katy blew them both away.
Could DJ Khaled be the next to take over Epic Records? Via Page Six: “He was petitioning to get that job. He’s like, ‘I make more happen than anyone in the game, why would I not be considered to run the label?’ ” an industry insider told us of the DJ and producer. Sources further said that Sony CEO Rob Stringer may have axed Reid because he’s a diva: “The girl thing was just one more piece to the problem. That’s been going on for decades. He doesn’t have a superstar roster to spend what he spends and be the diva that he is. Stringer wasn’t having it. He wants to put his own people in and clean a lot of baggage out.” Another insider said Reid’s spending was never an issue: “Rob was happy with LA. He was making money. He was doing fine. It’s not about that. This is about something that happened and it got cleaned up. Rob is not having the culture of that.” We hear several music heavyweights have been lobbying for Reid’s gig, in addition to Khaled. “Khaled is a big hype machine — not a person who’s running a record label,” said a source. “My guess is [Sony Music UK CEO] Jason Iley will run either Columbia or Epic or they will take [RCA president] Tom Corson . . . and put him at Columbia or Epic.” Meanwhile, there’s also buzz Stringer could do away with Epic and fold it into RCA, but another insider told us it’s not true. “Not even Epic execs know what’s going on. There’s been no communication,” an insider told us. A rep for Epic would not comment. “LA Reid will be leaving the company,” is the only statement Sony’s released.
While Scott was out celebrating his 34th birthday, his home was getting burglarized! Via TMZ: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ burglars broke through a rear door of Scott’s Hidden Hills home, and deputies responded around 1 AM. Nobody was home at the time of the burglary. As we reported … Scott was celebrating his 34th birthday in Vegas. It doesn’t seem coincidental that Scott was at a well-publicized gig in Vegas, hundreds of miles from his Hidden Hills home. Various people were posting pics and videos of Scott inside 1 Oak where he was celebrating his birthday. An hour later, his house was hit. You’ll recall, Scott’s house was broken into last year – almost to the day – while he was in Cannes. It’s unclear what was taken this time, or whether his burglar alarm was on. This is the latest in a string of celebrity burglaries. Among the victims — A$AP Rocky, Emmy Rossum, Kendall Jenner, Jaime Pressly, Trevor Ariza and many, many more. Law enforcement tells TMZ it’s apparent items were taken from Disick’s home, but they’re not sure what was stolen because they have not yet spoken with Disick. Our sources say it appears the house was at least partially ransacked. And now we know why cops raced to the scene … there was a silent burglar alarm that was activated. As of now there are no leads.
I guess it was true what John Witherspoon said about a month ago about their being another Friday movie in the making! Cube said: “We’re working on one right now,” Cube said. “We’re gonna call it Last Friday.” Can’t wait!
What’s up with these celebrities and their divorce drama lately? Mike Epps’ wife says she was forced to take a bad divorce settlement. Via Bossip: “Mike is attempting to force me to settle by cutting off my support,” Mechelle said in a declaration that was obtained by BOSSIP. “He has been paying our bills like always, until recently. Now he is cutting off my access to bank accounts and credit cards in an attempt to coerce me to settle.” But the “Next Friday” actor said she has to tone down her spending because he owes some $2.6 million to the IRS. His lawyers said the Epps’ family lavish lifestyle was basically funded with debt, and Mike has such little savings that he’d have to start selling his properties to keep up with the alimony and child support payments. “If granted, Mechelle’s requests for support and fees would be financially ruinous for this family, and therefore must be denied,” Mike’s lawyers wrote in court docs. Mechelle said in court papers that come July 1, she’ll need a total of $118,468 a month to support herself, maintain their L.A. mansion and care for their two daughters. She said she’s been unemployed for most of her adult life, and that throughout their relationship, Mike encouraged her not to work and stay at home. She said their mansion alone costs $30,000 a month to maintain, and she needs the child support because she is their daughters’ primary caregiver and Mike only sees his girls a few hours a week. She said their nanny is paid $3,500 a month and the children attend a private school that costs $72,000 a year in tuition. Mechelle said she spends between $5,000 and $10,000 a month on clothes and shoes, and also spends several thousand a month on clothes, shoes and organic food for the kids. “The amount he wants to limit me to is far below what we have routinely spent on the children and for my living expenses,” Mechelle said in court papers. Besides the $118,468 a month – $31,012 in child support and $87,456 in alimony – Mechelle wants Mike to let her have exclusive use of their former family home and pay her attorney’s fees. Epps, 46 and Mechelle, 36, married in 2005 before splitting last year. They have two children, Moriah, 12 and Madison, 10. A judge has yet to rule on the matter.
Oh lawd, here we go! Steve Harvey’s ex wife says he murdered her soul and is now suing him for $60 million! Via TMZ: Mary Harvey and Steve’s infamously bitter divorce was finalized back in 2005, but according to docs filed Wednesday … Mary’s still feeling a slew of ill-effects from their battle. She says she’s been suicidal and self-medicates to cope with their nasty breakup. The suit is rambling at times, but Mary’s main point is she’s emotionally and physically destroyed after losing her son, her businesses, and the joy of Mother’s Days. As she puts it, “All was loss Mary L. Harvey was dead.” She’s suing Steve for child endangerment, torture, conspiracy against rights, kidnapping, murder, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Worth noting … the document was not filed by a lawyer, but rather a woman who tells us she is Mary’s “civil rights activist.” Steve’s attorney Brandon Williams tells TMZ, “Mr. Harvey vehemently denies any allegations set forth in the lawsuit. The Complaint is meritless, frivolous and the allegations are completely false. We will vigorously defend/counterclaim against the Complaint.”
Amber Rose isn’t playing when it comes to the safety of her and her son. Earlier this week her home was broken into and it bought quite the scare! Via TMZ: We’re told Amber hired off-duty cops to walk the perimeter of her house on a 24/7 basis. Amber will also have at least one off-duty cop inside her house day and night … for safe measure. TMZ broke the story … a guy broke into Amber’s house Wednesday morning and hung out for 4 hours before leaving. Surveillance video captured him inside and out. We’re told Amber thinks she might have a stalker on her hands, so she’ll also have guards following her when she leaves the house. Even when she’s gone, guards will still protect the property. Amber’s son, mother, bodyguard and assistants were in the house at the time of the break-in … no one heard anything during the break-in.
Creepy as all get out! Amber Rose’s house was broken into and what makes it creepier, the burglar stayed inside her home for four hours while she was asleep. Via TMZ: Sources close to Amber tell us … the guy entered her San Fernando Valley home early Wednesday morning by breaking a kitchen window and going through the pantry. We’re told Amber, her mom, son, assistant and bodyguards were all sleeping elsewhere in the pad. Our Amber sources tell us her assistant even got up to make food while the perp was chilling somewhere in the house. We’re told Amber saw the broken window in the afternoon, checked her surveillance footage … and saw the dude break into her crib. She also saw footage of him fleeing. Amber called cops who are now on scene investigating. Even weirder … we’re told the alleged B&E culprit didn’t steal anything.
The fiancee of Aaron Hernandez says he was not bisexual are the rumors were false! Via NYDN: Jenkins-Hernandez, who appeared Tuesday in the second part of a two-part interview on the “Dr. Phil” show, told the host that she found the rumors to be “embarrassing” and “hurtful.” She went on to say she didn’t believe that Hernandez and fellow prisoner Kyle Kennedy had any relationship, as rumors suggested the two were lover, and that he was “very much a man” to her. These latest statements from Jenkins-Hernandez follow the her comments in the first part of the interview from Monday, when she told Dr. Phil that she doesn’t believe Hernandez committed suicide, despite confirmations and statements from authorities.
Despite all of the drama that has been happening on the show ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ some of the cast members decided to donate money to help pay for some graduation costs at a local Atlanta High School. Via TMZ: Sources close to production tell TMZ … Karlie Redd, Rasheeda, Mimi Faust, and Sierra Gates surprised students Wednesday at Columbia High School in Atlanta with 10 scholarships. We’re told Karlie set the wheels in motion to donate the money to less fortunate seniors. We’re told each student was awarded $295 to help pay for caps, gowns and student dues. As stoked as the kids might have been to get an assist with the cash … it looks like they were more excited about meeting some local celebs.
Jay and Bey are officially a billion dollar couple! Via Forbes: So how, exactly, did they pull it off? Ask Beyoncé, and the answer is straightforward: “I’m never satisfied,” she once told FORBES. “I’ve never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry.” Lemonade Beyoncé’s sixth solo No. 1 album–as the singer pressed forward into weightier subject matter than she’d typically explored in her early career, tying herself to the Black Lives Matter movement along the way. Beyoncé and husband Jay Z also waded into the national debate during the 2016 presidential election, performing at a Hillary Clinton event in Ohio last November and offering vocal support. Taking on a more political tone didn’t tamp down the Knowles-Carters’ financial prospects; on the contrary, they seem to be only increasing in stature–both in terms of influence and wealth. Though Jay Z hasn’t been hitting the road as hard as his wife of late, that should change this summer with a slate of huge festival dates in the wake of a new ten-year, $200 million deal signed with Live Nation last week. “This renewed partnership is a testament to our longstanding relationship and the talented individuals at Live Nation,” Jay Z said in a statement. “For the next ten years, we will continue redefining the live event landscape.” Beyoncé and Jay Z have earned plenty of cash separately, and though the bulk of the couple’s wealth is tied up in his companies–Roc Nation, Armand de Brignac and others–there is plenty of synergy as well. The Knowles-Carters both hold significant equity in Tidal, the streaming service Jay Z purchased for $56 million two years ago. The value of their stakes soared when Sprint invested a reported $200 million for a 33% of the company–valuing Tidal at $600 million and helping launch Beyoncé and Jay Z into ten-figure territory.
A$AP Rocky’s crib in LA was burglarized. he is yet another celebrity that has fallen victim of arm robbery. Via TMZ: The incident went down around 11:30 PM and, according to law enforcement sources, 3 male suspects knocked on the door to his L.A. home. When a woman answered, they pulled a gun and forced their way into the house. We’re told the men grabbed the woman and took her around the house while they scooped up a ton of loot — about $1.5 million in jewelry and other property. They also took a safe, but left it on the sidewalk for some reason before bolting in their getaway vehicle. We’re told the woman is a relative of A$AP, who was not home at the time. She was not tied up and it appears she was not injured. Our sources say it looks like this was not a random hit, but rather the suspects targeted the rapper.