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Another holiday has come and gone, which means another special message from Diddy and his crew.
Happy Resurrection Sunday! Happy Easter! Spend today with the ones you love! Wishing nothing but love and happiness to you and yours, Love #CombsFamily@quincy @princejdc @kingcombs #JessieJames#DlilaStar #FancyChancey photo cred:@nicksaglimbeni
Featured are Diddy’s 7-year-old twins D’Lila and Jessie, looking just like their mama Kim, and 7-year-old Chance, while front and Center sits Diddy himself along with sons Justin, Quincy, and Christian.
Diddy wasn’t the only celebrity family man spending time with the kiddos this past Easter Sunday. The Carey-Cannon crew looked like they had an amazing time painting Easter eggs yesterday and we are gushing over Ciara’s baby bump with the Easter bunny. Check out the pics on the next few pages.
Diddy is closer to becoming a billionaire than ever! At $700 million, Ciroc Obama — as he once dubbed himself — damn near can’t be surpassed. Jay Z and Dr. Dre, however, have been neck-and-neck for years with Hov having the slight advantage. But this time, the Beats headphone tycoon penned a deal with Carlyle for a cool $500 million — “Beats’ value is soaring toward $2 billion,” Forbes adds. Dr. Dre pushed Jay Z out the way and secured second place with a net worth of $550; he was at $350 million just last year!
From Black Voices
Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington.
The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields.
Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities. He went on to create his Puff Daddy persona and built his own business and brand. Last year he launched an all-music TV channel, Revolt, aiming to create the ESPN of music. It airs in about 20 million U.S. homes.
Read more about Sean Combs’ commencement address at BlackVoices.com
“Diddy is gonna make the commencement speech at Howard but what is he gonna say. ‘Well I dropped outta here & got rich but good luck,’” Alex Newell tweeted. “Lmao why is Diddy Howard’s commencement speaker? He didn’t even graduate from college,” Lindsey posted.Combs did in fact attend Howard University as a business major, but he barely completed a semester before dropping out in 1989. The ambitious young Diddy went on to intern at Uptown Records in New York City. Fast forward to the present — and well — let’s just say it was well-worth skipping the four-year college track.
When he’s not dishing on his past relationships with famous women, 50 Cent is of course throwing shots at other people in hip-hop. Hey, he’s been doing it since the day he came out, no surprise there. But in a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Fiddy decided to call out Diddy–excuse me, Puff Daddy, saying that the successful businessman and Bad Boy head curses the careers of the artists he signs.
“When he came out with the “Angels” record, I said ‘Naw man, that’s wack. You gotta stand next to something.’ And he knew exactly what I meant, cause he’s been standing next to something his entire career. He stood next to Biggie. He stood next to Mase. He stood next to Joc. Look, Puffy might be the destination for anybody going nowhere. Nobody survived him. Look at it.”
We’ve all heard this over the years, and it might not only be the case for Puffy and Bad Boy but many music groups put together over the years (how many Roc Nation artists aside from J.Cole and managed ones like Rihanna are really getting shine and support right now?). Some say that Puffy is currently ‘standing next to Rick Ross,’ while his current roster at Bad Boy (including MGK, Red Café and of course, French Montana) does so-so out here or sits on the bench waiting for a shot to put out an album.
Fiddy also pulled a Lord Jamar in the same interview and explained why he doesn’t fit in with today’s rappers, many of whom having an affinity for tight pants and dresses in his opinion:
“I ain’t with it. I asked it on a mix tape. Ni**as wear skinny jeans. I can’t fit in.
If you Google, ‘rapper in a dress’, do you know how many will pop? Young Thug is the one that actually said, ‘This is a dress’. The other ones will call it a kilt. What about that culture is making you choose to wear it for the evening?”
What do you think about what 50 had to say about Puff Daddy and the rest of today’s artists?
Maybe it’s too big? Or perhaps they want something new? Who knows! But for some reason or another, a slew of celebrities are currently selling their lavish homes as they eye new digs that are more befitting of their needs.
In any case, the wealthy elite can’t wait to get their hands on these luxury estates — they can easily impress their snooty rich colleagues by adding “Hey guess what? [Insert impressive name] lived here!” Let’s take a look at the lavish celebrity homes that are currently up for grabs.
“I just knew I had to get out of Alabama. And this isn’t to disparage the South, but for me and my journey. I needed to be away to figure out who I was.”Cox says that after years of bullying, including an attempt at suicide when she was 11, Cox begged her mother to put her in a performing arts school. Her mother agreed and Cox says it changed her life.
“If you have something you love, that will get you through.”Once Cox left the south she moved to New York, hoping to make it big. She noted that while it may seem like trans people are accepted into the artistic circles, she noted that there’s a “freak factor” that comes along with that “acceptance.”
Cox said her goal was to challenge those notions in the roles she decided to take. In 2008, she was a contestant on the “I Want To Work For Diddy” show. She says, “I never wanted to do a reality television show. But at the same time, for years I wondered what it would be like for a trans person to be on a show like MTV’s ‘The Real World.’ I just never imagined I’d be that person.” She says she went through great pains to make sure she didn’t allow herself to become a stereotype.“There’s this freak factor where you become this thing for people to gawk at. And I feel like it started with Andy Warhol and Candy Darling. There’s this interview where Warhol is talking with her and he says ‘Candy is a man.’ And I’m like — I didn’t know Candy Darling, obviously — but I’m pretty sure she didn’t think of herself as a man.” Cox observes. “Andy Warhol was very much exploiting her trans identity and you see that in the New York clubs still. And I’ve been a part of that.”
“I remember being really conscious of not wanting to fight with another black woman on camera. I did an interview and the producers were like, “Well, this [other black woman on the show] said this about you. What do you have to say about that?” And I said I’m not fighting with another black woman on TV. Even during my elimination episode, when it came down to myself and another black woman, my mother — after watching — said, “Why didn’t you defend yourself?” And I just didn’t want to give television the satisfaction of seeing two black women going at it. We see that so much.”Maneuvering to avoid those stereotypical pitfalls is the reason Cox is so excited about her current role as Sophia on “Orange Is The New Black.” And though she’s excited about her character’s story line, she wonders how long it will last.
“The system isn’t really set up to have these conversations about intersectionality and social justice when you’re an actress. I always feel like someone is going to come along and say, ‘OK, this has gone on for too long. We need to get rid of this girl.’”But while she’s on this ride, she’s enjoying it and the issues she’s able to explore through her character.
“Everything about the prison-industrial complex is designed to dehumanize the women who are incarcerated. So, it means so much to me that our show is about doing the exact opposite.” “What’s interesting about Sophia’s storyline,” Cox says, “is that, usually when we see trans people on screen their stories are all about their transition, but this is a health care issue. And just because you’re in prison doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have health care.”You can read the entire interview at BuzzFeed.com.
How adorable is Chance Combs? The daughter of Diddy and Sarah Chapman is a little model now. She walked the Ooh! La, La! Couture show last year with her sisters, twins Jesse and D’Lila, during Kids Fashion Week in NYC. Chance didn’t get to walk with her sisters this time around, but she did her thing on her own during the recent Petite Parade show. She rocked a fur (we’re assuming fake since it’s a kid’s show) and according to Black Celeb Kids, a gorgeous dress from Alivia Simone. Chapman posted quite a few pictures of Chance’s time at the show, after the show, and in the makeup chair to her Instagram, and Chance definitely is a model in the making. Check out all the cuteness below and on the next couple of pages.
From The Grio
Though the initial launch was shaky, Diddy’s Revolt TV has largely been a success.
Branded the new number one in music news, the Bad Boy founder now looks to expand his empire in 2014.
Madison Square Garden’s Fuse TV Network is for sale and it’s been reported that Diddy has placed a bid for around $200 million.
Similar to when WWE CEO Vince McMahon, acquired rival wrestling brand WCW, it appears that Diddy wants to buy Revolt’s competition.
“As we have stated, we are exploring strategic alternatives for Fuse, and will have no further comment during what is still an ongoing process,” Kimberly Kerns, a spokeswoman for MSG, said today in an e-mail.
Keesha Johnson, a press contact for Combs, declined to comment.
MSG hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. to explore a sale of Fuse, Bloomberg News reported in September. That decision was made after various parties expressed strategic interest in the TV network, Hank Ratner, the former chief executive officer, said on a Nov. 1, 2013, earnings conference call. Tad Smith replaced Ratner as president and CEO last month.
Michael Senno, an analyst at Credit Suisse, estimated in a Sept. 12 report that Fuse would receive bids between $200 million and $250 million.
Read more about Diddy and his businesses at TheGrio.com
In this day and age where celebs and everyday folks take to their social media pages to share every little detail of their lives, there are still some stars who like to keep their private lives very private.
Cassie and Diddy
Rumor had it Diddy and Cassie were dating well before they were ever photographed together. Caught up in a love triangle with Cassie and his children’s mother Kim Porter, Diddy snuck around with the “Me & U” singer showing up at the same events but making sure to never arrive or leave together. Recently the two have been more open about their relationship in public and on social media. Diddy has posted photos professing his love for Cassie and last month sparked rumors when he put up a picture of an engagement ring with the caption, “Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like!” he added. “I just wanna Mk you smile #takeDat!”