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More than just celebrity gossip

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart Talk Ride Along With Jet

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You know that Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are going to make an amazing pair of the big screen. And they have a movie coming out that you are going to want to check out if you are a fan of either of these guys.

As actors Ice Cube and Kevin Hart prepare for the release of their film, Ride Along, the two sat down with JET magazine to discuss making the film, mixing business and entertainment, and building their legacies in Hollywood.

Cube, who has established himself as a hip-hop artist, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director, not only stars in the action-comedy, but is also one of its producers. Ice Cube is all about the big screen now.

“From 48 Hours to Lethal Weapon to Bad Boys, I wanted Ride Along to have the same kind of feel as those movies,” said Cube responding to what movie-goers can expect from the film.

Hart, who has established himself as a mainstream comedian and actor, is anticipated to deliver the same “belly-busting” humor fans expect, if not more. However, while known for jokes and laughter, Hart is serious about his craft and discusses in detail the sacrifices made during his climb to stardom.

“I took a gamble when I quit my job, which meant putting my all into stand-up comedy,” said Hart. “When you don’t have a backup plan, you work as hard as you can because you know there cannot be a negative outcome, only positivity. When you let go of other things, you help yourself to evolve into great things.”

You can check out the article in its entirety and more in the January 27th issue of JET magazine, on newsstands January 6th AND Ride Along hits movie theaters on January 17th.

Will you be checking out Ride Along in the theaters?

Beyonce’s Last Supper Controversy!

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Beyonce was feeling inspired the other day, so much so that she decided to post this photo of herself on Instagram posing in a bright green skirt and light pink bustier. She was sitting on a countertop looking off to the side in the middle of a group of people at a table. It appears (at least to me anyways) that Bey is imitating Leonardo DaVinci’s famous painting of The Last Supper. You know, the one that features Jesus and his disciples gathered around a table breaking bread. The only thing is that you cannot see Jesus in this photo as Beyonce is blocking him.

While Bey did NOT write a caption with the photo, many people are making their own assumptions about the photograph. Is she mimicking the purpose behind the photo? Does she think she is like Kanye and another form of the messiah? Instead of Yeezus, should we all call her Beyzus?

All I have to say is that critics are having a hey-day. Is her head really getting to where she thinks she is holier than thou? Or was this photo taken JUST to spark controversy?

Sound off in the comments section below.

I think it will be interesting to see if Beyonce has anything to say about this photo or if she will let it slide under the wayside.

SHE’S ENGAGED: Eve’s Husband Will Soon Be Maximillion Cooper!

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Um, who???!!! Rapper Eve has found love with British designer and Gumball 3000 founder Maximillion Cooper.

E! News exclusively confirms that Cooper popped the question on Christmas Day. So if you saw a big fat bling on THAT finger? Yep, you are right! THAT big rock is in fact a diamond engagement ring.

Let me just say that I haven’t heard about Eve in a hot minute and have been wondering what the heck she’s been up to. Apparently she’s been falling in love with a British man.

According to E!,

Cooper was born in Staffordshire, England and he and Eve have been splitting their time between the U.S. and London. This will be the first trip down the aisle for Eve. Cooper, who has been dating the former Ruff Ryders rapper since at least 2011, has four children from his previous marriage.

Cooper is also the founder of the international motor rally known as Gumball 3000, in which more than 100 exotic cars are driven around the world, via a different route each year, by way of public streets. This year’s 15th-anniversary rally went from Copenhagen to Monaco.

In other words, Eve is going to be riding around in style.

And wanna talk about style? Well, girlfriend flashed that big ring in a photo via Instagram.

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Eve posted the picture with the following caption, “#familytime!!!! Me and my mom and my lil brother Farrod just got to the English country side. Feel so #blessed to be with my family and sharing my life here. I pray that you bring 2014 in with people you #love. And nothing but #good #energy.”

Image via Getty and Instagram

Bruno Mars Covers Janet Jackson’s That’s The Way Love Goes

Bruno Mars has been busy on tour and from what I hear, the guy has been pretty amazing. But there is one moment that a fan caught on camera that has to be the best moment I’ve seen from Mr. Mars.

Check out Bruno Mars’ cover of Janet Janet’s “That’s The Way Love Goes” below.

Ariana Grande Talks Boys, Best Friends And Barbara Streisand Getting Turnt Up

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Vocal powerhouse Ariana Grande is sweet and sexy on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s February issue, on newsstands nationwide January 7th. At only 20 years of age, she shares her amazing success story with the magazine and dishes on best friends, boys, and her unstoppable music career.

Highlights via our friends at Cosmopolitan:

On being a positive role model:

“I think I’m an old soul. What excites younger people doesn’t excite me… I’m kind of a boring, normal girl who likes Harry Potter and to sit in her pajamas and sing. A lot of my friends are partiers, but I’ve never really clicked with that. I like Barbra Streisand, and when was the last time you saw Babs getting, like, turnt up? That’s kind of the road that I, as a lady, would like to go down.”

On her first date with Nathan Sykes, the youngest member of British boy band The Wanted:

“We were going back to his hotel to watch a movie, and he had Ladurée macarons and sunflowers waiting—I love Parisian baked goods, and sunflowers are my favorite flower. He had taken the DVD player out of the bedroom and into the living room, because he said he didn’t want to take me into the bedroom on the first date.”

On making a name for herself in the music industry:

“I never really expected to be taken seriously as an artist, and it’s just been the ultimate, proudest achievement. I’ve dealt with a lot of people not knowing what to expect from me because of my age and my personality. People often mistake my kindness for weakness, and they didn’t expect much from me, because at the end of the day, I’m just a nice Italian girl from Boca.”

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You know, I can really appreciate Ariana but I just hope that she is surrounded by good people because I’d hate for her to go down the wrong road. Stay on the straight and narrow, girl!

Beyonce and Jay-Z Dance To Drunk In Love (VIDEO)

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They went from Crazy In Love to Drunk In Love…Jay-Z and Beyonce spent Friday night hanging out at Atlanta’s Club Reign and they were feeling awfully generous.

TMZ is reporting that the couple dished out nearly $100,000 in drinks for the entire VIP section. Perhaps they were a little TOO drunk in love that night?

Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, The Dream and Trey Songz joined the duo as they sipped on D’usse and Ace of Spades all night.

You’d think Jay would have been worn out and stayed home after playing to a sold out crowd earlier in the evening, but it seemed as if hanging out at an afterparty was in the cards for the lovebirds.

And well…they do have a lot to celebrate. Beyonce’s new album is going for a third week on top of the Billboard 200 charts, while Jay has a record NINE Grammy nominations for his work this year.

It seemed like a pretty fun evening for Bey and Jay, especially after spotting them dancing to their new duet “Drunk In Love”.

Check out the two doing their thing below.

Beyonce Loses Over $3.8 Million Via Illegally Downloaded Copies Of “Beyonce”

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So you thought Beyonce was a marketing genius for her SURPRISE “Beyonce” release efforts? Well, let’s just say that it wasn’t totally glitch-free.

Billboard is reporting that Beyonce’s new self-titled album was illegally downloaded 240,000 times in the first 10 days since its release and that means a big fat loss in revenue. Girlfriend lost a reported $3.8 million because of the illegal downloads.

Even though Billboard is reporting just under a million REAL sales within the first 10 days AND a top Billboard 200 chart topping album for the past two weeks, Beyonce’s album could have had more money in her pocket.

But that’s not all the crappy news for the singer. The report also states that the former Destiny’s Child singer’s entire back catalog has been shared more than two million times using BitTorrent downloading sites. DAMN!

Throw in about 11,000 illegal downloads of her older albums and you’ve got even MORE lost money for the R&B superstar.

That’s a whole lot of money to NOT have in your pocket.

What do you think? Was Beyonce’s release of her album a smart move for her? Would she have generated that much buzz had she promoted it?

R. Kelly, Target Of A Petition Banning His Music

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R. Kelly is STILL getting slack for his bad behavior how many years later. And rightfully so, says BK Nation!

BK Nation is a non-profit organization founded by activist Kevin Powell as the head of a petition to boycott Kelly and his music.

After a Village Voice article exposed very graphic details of R. Kelly’s past sexual abuse allegations, Powell decided to step up and take action against the provocative R&B singer and he’s encouraging everyone to boycott Kelly’s music.

In addition to that, Powell is especially calling on Black men to boycott Kelly.

Check out the excerpt from the BK Nation petition from Change.org below:

“We at BK NATION are calling on radio stations, video channels, music publications and websites, members of the entertainment industry, and men and women of all backgrounds to sign our petition COMPLETELY BOYCOTTING R. Kelly’s musical and artistic career until he is completely honest about who is, publicly apologizes for this behavior cited from many sources, gets extended counseling, and takes a very public stand and actions against sexual violence in any form.

“Kevin Powell, president and cofounder of BK Nation, is especially asking men, including Black men, to join us in taking a very public stand against any form of sexual violence and assault against women, girls, and children. We at BK Nation believe that silence is this matter is agreement and support. And we believe that if we give R. Kelly a pass then we are also saying anyone who commits sexual violence, famous or not, should get a pass as well.”

Want to see the full BK Nation’s petition against R. Kelly, head on over to Change.org.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you still support R. Kelly after his creepy past?

Mariah Carey: No More Kids!

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Now that she has two sweet healthy little kids, will Mariah Carey have anymore? She is saying no! In an interview on Watch, What Happens Live, Carey revealed that because of her rough pregnancy with the twins she doesn’t think more kids are in the cards.

She said, “I had pre-eclampsia, I had gestational diabetes. [It was] a really difficult pregnancy and I was alone most of the time …we love Nick, but he was working! He’s the hardest working man in show business.”

But if Nick could pop them out, she would have no problem adding more to their brood.

She added, “If Nick could have the babies himself, then maybe. Then, bring ‘em on. We love kids!”

Even though she is busy with her career, she admits that she puts her kids first. “I’m responsible for these children ’til forever so I look at it like, they didn’t ask for this lifestyle. Here they are, and it is so different than being able to just be like, “OK, bye, well, I’m going here now. I just did a show, I’m leaving.”‘

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I think Mariah makes a wonderful mom. You can just tell that she really loves those little people. I mean, look at her in this photo with Roc and Roe! Seriously, girl is loving on those munchkins.

A horrible, uncomfortable pregnancy can definitely make someone think twice about going through it again despite the amazing outcome.

CRAZYTOWN Release LemonFace Lyric Video: Officially Back Or Totally Wack?

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CrazyTown recently released their badass lyric video for their single, “LemonFace.” The song is from their upcoming album and is the first single since 2004′s Darkhorse.

Check out the single below and let me know what you think! Are they officially back or is the song totally wack? Sound off below.

New Macklemore Behind The Scenes Docu-series Video

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bring you their 2013 Fall World Tour Documentary series presented by Buffalo David Bitton. This is episode 04 of 05. The series brings you behind the scenes and on-stage during their 90-date World Tour.

Buffalo David Bitton announced today its innovative “Blank Check Series,” a program which will support self-expression and the arts by partnering with today’s cultural innovators. The “Blank Check Series” will present exceptional visionaries, influencers, performers and artists, with funding – a blank check – to be used to create engaging multi-dimensional content. The program will be delivered in a variety of forms ranging from print, video, digital, fine art, literature, social media and more. This series will provide Buffalo David Bitton with multiple points of connection with consumers on subjects and topics that truly resonate with them.

To launch the program, Buffalo David Bitton has partnered with the groundbreaking hip-hop duo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. As part of their “Blank Check Series,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have chosen to work with Buffalo David Bitton to film and produce a documentary, providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes glimpse at their first world-wide arena tour. The documentary will take viewers on a digital journey through a new chapter in the duo’s career, providing a front row seat to their debut arena tour, with a look at the people and places encountered along the way. The first video, currently being shot on the European leg of the band’s tour, will be released October 3rd. In addition, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will support the launch of the series through social media and debut episode one on their website www.macklemore.com.

“We are thrilled to be working with Buffalo David Bitton on their creative ‘Blank Check Series.’ We immediately resonated with the idea behind the campaign. The partnership allows for us to bring the talented video crew and gear we’ve always wanted to have out on tour documenting the experience. Being our first arena tour, we are excited to bring the behind the scenes and our life on the road to our fans in a way that we’ve always hoped to,” commented Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

“The goal of the ‘Blank Check Series’ is to commission artists, in different genres, to create engaging content for our brand,” commented Dari Marder, Chief Marketing Officer, Iconix Brand Group, Inc. “Who better to launch this initiative with than Ben and Ryan who have become one of today’s most important voices in music and social commentary and collectively have made over one billion social impressions since emerging on the scene. Partnering with them on this docu-series aligns perfectly with our marketing strategy to increase our global brand awareness and furthers an organic connection with our broad male and female consumer base,” added Marder.

Check out the fun video with a special appearance with Ed Sheeran below!

Ring in the New Year with Paris Hilton – Party Playlist Exclusively on Rdio

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In a departure from her billion dollar empire, Paris Hilton has been working hard to master a craft that she has a true passion and love for…music! In early 2013, she signed on with Cash Money Records, and in October released her first single, “Good Time” featuring Lil Wayne and produced by Afrojack. The full album, which will include collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Flo Rida and others will be released in 2014. Since selling out a month-long residency at the popular Amnesia in Ibiza this summer, she has been in the studio collaborating with the likes of the hit-making producer, RedOne, and this is just the start of her grand plans.

Paris brings her longtime passion for music and, specifically, electronic music as she stays very involved throughout the creative process: in the studio helping to lay down beats, and offering an original set at each live appearance, delivering high energy shows with everything from deep house numbers to mixes of some of today’s hottest hits. She has been DJing around the world all fall, selling out mega clubs in Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dubai, Saint Petersburg, Moscow and more! Paris is an active Rdio user, and now, she has curated an exclusive playlist just for the hot streaming music service so everyone can experience her as a world-class DJ for their New Year’s Eve parties!

Ring in 2014 with Paris Hilton – Track Listing:
Good Time – Paris Hilton – Good Time
Clarity – ZEDD – Clarity
Pursuit Of Happiness (Extended Steve Aoki Remix) – Kid Cudi – Pursuit Of Happiness
GO (Peace Treaty Remix) – Diplo & Oliver Twizt – GO
Safe And Sound (Cash Cash Remix) – Capital Cities – Safe And Sound Remix EP
Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix) – M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)
Years – Alesso – Years
If I Lose Myself (Alesso vs OneRepublic) – OneRepublic, Alesso – If I Lose Myself (Alesso vs OneRepublic)
Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker – Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker
Alive (Hardwell Remix) – Krewella – Alive
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson – Number Ones
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson – Number Ones
Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (Calvin Harris Remix Edit) – Fatboy Slim, Riva Starr – Eat Sleep Rave Repeat
I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) [Cobra Starship Remix] (feat. Charli XCX) – Icona Pop – I Love It (Remixes Pt. 2)
Ode To Oi – TJR – Ode To Oi
Alive (David Guetta Remix) – Empire Of The Sun – Alive (Remixes)
Animals – Martin Garrix – Animals
Holy Grail – Jay Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
Rattle – Bingo Players – Rattle

Miley Cyrus Loves Herself Up In Adore You Clip

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Apparently Miley Cyrus still cannot be tamed. Just when you thought swinging on a wrecking ball completely buck naked wasn’t attention-grabbing enough, Miss Miley is preparing us mentally for her upcoming video. The twerking queen recently released a teaser clip for her upcoming video Adore You.

Let me just say that she uses camera, a large bed, sheets and an “O” face.

Miley uploaded two teasers to Instagram ahead of the video release on December 26th.

The clips only last a few seconds, but you get the idea that this video will also include Miley half naked for most of it.

Check out the clip from Miley’s Adore You here.

All I have to say is this is getting to the point where I don’t know how she is going to top the next act of crazy. I’m sure this is going to be real uncomfortable for Papa Billy Ray!

CRAZY IN LOVE? Drake and Zoe Kravitz Getting Cozy At Beyonce Concert

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Heck with Rihanna. Drake seems to have moved on with Lenny Kravitz’s daughter Zoe! Either that, they are just really good friends. Mmhmm. Last month these two were spotted out having dinner together and now, it seems as if Drake is definitely trying to impress.

Get this, Drake and Zoe were spotted front and center at Beyonce’s latest show during the Mrs. Carter World Tour. Beyonce went onto impress with her hot show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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What do you think of these two hooking up?

REPORT: Justin Bieber Retiring!

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Is Justin Bieber retiring? Well that is what he told Los Angeles hip hop station Power 106 during an interview.

Apparently after his next album “Journals” is set to release on December 23rd on itunes, he says that he is leaving the business.

He said on the Big Boy’s Neighborhood show, “After the new album, uh, I’m actually, uh, I’m retiring man, I’m retiring.”

He went on to add, “I’m just gonna take some time. I think I’m probably going to quit music… No, no, I’m just quitting music. I’m quitting everything. I’m quitting. I’m gonna go golf. No, I’m just messing around.”

So was this just something the Biebs said to grab attention? Was it said in haste? Did he say it because he’s delusional? Why would you say something like that anyways?

At any rate, after this was said, he never did clarify his statement however his team says that he was “just kidding”.

Come on now bro. It’s not April 1st yet! And I can pretty much bet you that there would be many broken hearts around the world. Check out the proof below.