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Dave Chappelle Says He Always Knew Kanye West Would Be A Star…And The Most Arrogant Rapper Of All Time

June 14th, 2014 - By Toya Sharee
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Dave Chappelle appeared on the Tonight Show recently and pulled everyone’s cards from Common to Talib Kweli. He also talked about linking Jimmy Fallon to The Roots, being mistaken for a “lost Root” earlier in his career, and the one phone call that proved a then unknown Kanye West was destined for greatness and a long career of feeling himself.

Why are we not surprised that Kanye believed he was star before he was technically a star? I guess he’s living proof of if you believe it you can be it. Dave Chappelle is a fool as always. Peep the comedy below:

#DoBetter: Celebrity Children Unfairly Attacked By The Internet

June 13th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Coming into the world of show business, stars know their lives will be dissected under the microscope by the media and the public but unfortunately these celebrity offsprings were also unfairly targeted and picked on online.

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Blue Ivy Carter

Before she was even born, Blue Ivy was one of the most talked about celebrity spawns. Parents Jay Z and Beyonce have done a great job of shielding their daughter Blue Ivy from the limelight during her first year but as soon as the R&B singer started sharing candid snapshots of mother and child, people started talking. Now the talk has reached a fever pitch in the form of a petition on Change.org to get Blue Ivy’s parents to comb her hair. The petition’s alleged creator Jasmine Toliver has publicly defended herself saying it was a joke and that she is a fan of natural hair.

You Want Prince To Play At Your Party? Better Have $1.5M… Minimum

June 11th, 2014 - By Tonya Garcia
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Business Insider went to the experts at CelebrityTalent.net to get some accurate figures on how much it would cost to have the celebrity of your dreams — say — spend some time at your Saturday night Netflix party with you and a few of your girls. Let’s just say that you’ll need to kick your side hustle up a notch if you want to afford some of these prices.

Let’s start with the crazy. Prince commands $1.5 million to $2 million dollars. If you made the song “1999″ and turn up at the French Open with a scepter, then I guess you can ask for that much. He might actually be telling this woman that the price just went up to $3 million.

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In the $1 million to $1.5 million range are Jay Z, Usher, Pink, Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars (among many others). And below that, you’ve got Mariah Carey asking for $750,000 to $1 million along with Tiger Woods, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder and Pharrell. Then between $500,000 to $750,000, you’ve got Alicia Keys, Jon Stewart, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson and Lenny Kravitz. BI has the complete list from CelebrityTalent.net.

You might be surprised to learn that Kanye only asks for (only!) $350,000 to $500,000 and you still have to pay between $250,000 and $350,000 for Earth Wind & Fire.

You’ll also notice that a lot of actors are noticeably absent from this list. According to the article, musicians command higher prices, presumably because they’re actually going to be performing while actors would just take a bunch of pictures. Denzel Washington will cost somewhere between $250,000 and $350,000. So will Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman and Leonardo Di Caprio. Many of these celebs want exact figures worked out before any negotiations get anywhere.

More reasonably, if you’ve got $10,000 to $20,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you can spend some time with Maury Povich (maybe he’ll make some DNA test announcements at your next BBQ?), Sisqo (he’ll perform the “Thong Song,” which would actually be so worth it), or Jada Pinkett-Smith. Maybe she can tell you why Jaden wore that super hero costume to Kimye’s wedding.

Kris Jenner Addresses Jay Z & Beyoncé Pulling A No-Show At Kimye’s Wedding: ‘That Was The Last Thing On Anyone’s Mind’

June 10th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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For some reason, from the moment it was announced that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were engaged to be married, there has been this huge obsession with the role that Jay Z and Beyoncé would play on the big day. Oddly, but not very surprisingly, the couple pulled a no-show at the May 24 ceremony. The newlyweds have not acknowledged the Carters’ absence, but Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner addressed it earlier today in an interview with Australian radio station KIIS 106.5 According to Kris, no one really paid much attention to the fact that Jay and Bey were no-shows.

“There was so much commotion and excitement, I never really gave that a second thought,” the 58-year-old momager expressed. “If you had been there you would have thought that was the last thing on anyone’s mind.”

Kris went on to say that she assumed the Carters didn’t make it due to work obligations.

“[I] just assumed they were working.”

As many have already noted, the Carters were not working on the day of the ceremony. In fact, they were actually hanging out in the Hamptons, celebrating Memorial Day. But Beyoncé did offer well wishes to the new couple.

“Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

Kris adds that Jay passed along his well wishes too. It’s still unclear exactly why Jay and Bey were not present at the wedding, but some speculate that they simply wanted to avoid being a part of the media circus—especially considering the Met Gala scandal that went down just a week or so prior.

A Little Mood Music: 9 Songs To Help You Reset & Be Your Best Self

May 27th, 2014 - By Karen Taylor Bass
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Welcome to our weekly column, Reset. Written by Karen Taylor Bass, this column, published each Tuesday, is about life lessons learned and mastered mentally, spiritually, and physically and how they contribute to a successful life and career.

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Music is power. The right song can take you from pain to inspiration and transform your mood to belief, power, and I can-do-it. Yes. Life is a soundtrack and when you select a winning compilation, all your struggles seem worth it.

I have pressed reset several times and taken many missteps to master the lessons and create a journey worth living. Life will never be perfect, but if we select inspiring grooves on the path to renewal, it makes life worth living.

Get ready to let it all go, be free, get naked with your emotion, and allow the magic of music to uplift you. Here is to hope, love, and inspiration.

Allow me to share some of my favorite tunes, which have provided me with the ultimate instruction and playbook to love self stronger; have faith; and, ultimately change the course to press RESET, when stuff isn’t working.

Mr. And Mrs. West: Check Out The First Images From Kim And Kanye’s Wedding [Photos]

May 27th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Love was in the air this past weekend…as were walls of flowers. Chic, right?

We told you that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tied the knot on Saturday in Florence, Italy in a ceremony that cost a cool $2.8 million according to E! Online. And that estimation makes sense considering that around 200 guests for the wedding were flown from France to Italy on private jets, they were able to get designer Valentino Garavani to host their pre-wedding brunch, they partied at the Palace of Versailles before the wedding, had a 7-tier wedding cake, and both the bride and groom wore custom Givenchy (did we mention they had walls made out of flowers too? We did? Okay, just checking).

And you can see all the lavish-ness of the ceremony in the first photos from the wedding, which were released to E! Online. In them, the couple are snapped sharing their first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. after reading their vows, and baby North is spotted in the cut looking adorable in white while being held by Kris Jenner.

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E Online

And who needs a fancy schmancy luxury car with recycled cans to pull off in, when in true Kanye style, you can just customize some leather jackets to show the world that you’re “Just Married”?

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E Online

Say what you want about these two, but they looked very nice on their big day, and definitely very happy. Check out all the rest of the exclusive images over at E Online of Mr. and Mrs. West, and share your thoughts.

It’s Official: You Can Now Call Kim Kardashian, Mrs. West

May 25th, 2014 - By Toya Sharee
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We thought this day would never come but now it’s come and gone. Kimye took over social media this weekend as they prepared for their wedding day which took place Saturday, May 24.

The couple exchanged vows in Florence, Italy after inconclusive reports speculated they obtained their marriage license and held a small civil ceremony in California earlier this month.

The wedding was that of a fairytale with the ceremony taking place at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence which ran the couple a mere $420,000.

True to their reign as pop culture’s most fashionable couple, one of Kim’s many outfit changes for the weekend festivities included a Givenchy haute couture gown with West wearing a matching tux as told by Us Weekly. Even 11-month old North West got her baller-baby on rocking a Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress.

Italian tenor Andrea Boccelli sang, “Con Te Partiro” as Kim’s step-father Bruce Jenner walked her down the aisle. Guests including John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen, Lala Anthony, Tyga and Blac Chyna broke into applause as the couple shared their first kiss as a married couple.

Guests were required to give up their cell phones prior to the ceremony and a few VIP’s were no shows including Jay-Z and Beyonce who spent their weekend in the Hamptons and even brother Robert Kardashian who bailed early rumored to be disgusted with the lavish festivities and annoyed with being criticized for his weight.

Prior to the big day, West surprised his bride-to-be with a rehearsal dinner performance by Lana del Ray, one of Kim’s favorite singers. Rey performed for the couple’s 600 guests in the Hall or Mirrors in Versailles on Friday night.  The couple thanked their guests for their attendance while exchanging some sweet words with each other. West noted, “‘It’s amazing to look around this room, there are so many talented people,” to which Kim replied, “And beautiful people.”  West was quick to remind everyone,
“Yeah, but Kim’s way more beautiful than I am talented.”

Say what you will, but the couple seem very happy and we wish them a long life of happiness and love together.

We’re sure pics will flood your feeds for the next few weeks, but here are some pics of Kim’s last days as a single lady and a few beautiful pics of Paris that the couple and guests shared:

$7M And Counting! Kim & Kanye Are Sparing No Expense For Their European Wedding

May 23rd, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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This is going to be one expensive wedding. The Kim Kardashian/Kanye West nuptials this weekend will reportedly cost millions. RadarOnline says since the E! Network will be paying for most of the wedding in order to broadcast it on Keeping Up With The Kardashians or a wedding special, the couple are going all out for the rest of the festivities. It is rumored that Kardashian, 33, and West, 36, are themselves spending an estimated extra $7 million into the wedding.

Kardashian has reportedly been inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding.

“She has called on Sarah Burton to design one of her options. Kim wants the low-cut v-neck look that Kate had, but much lower, and she wants her gown to be tight fitting to show off her svelte figure,” a source told the website.

“Her gown is estimated to cost $2 million… The two have planned a rehearsal dinner that costs an estimated $650,000,” a wedding insider told Radar. Reportedly, chefs from around the world are being brought in.

BFFs Jay Z and Beyonce are even said to perform, the source said, but they expect to be paid $2 million.

“Jay Z and Beyonce will also perform at the wedding, as long as their last-minute negotiations with E! work out,” the source said.

Sparing no expense, guests at the wedding will toast the newly-married couple with $6,000 bottles of champagne and also enjoy a  $200,000 fireworks show. Add to this, security costing $3 million, flowers worth $1 million and food at about $2,000 a plate, and you have one high-priced wedding.

But will it top the $10 million spent on Kim’s wedding to ex-hubby Kris Humphries? That only lasted 72 days, so that figure could be bad luck.

CNN has rounded up what we know so far about the wedding.

Sales Numbers For The Kimye Issue Of ‘Vogue’ Won’t Make The 500K Estimate

May 8th, 2014 - By Tonya Garcia
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KimyeWith all the chatter about the Vogue cover featuring Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, there was talk that they could generate as much as 500,000 in newsstand sales. That figure would’ve far outsold the March 2013 issue featuring Beyonce (355,000) and the April 2013 cover with Michelle Obama (269,000). Turns out that half-a-million number was way over-ambitious, with actual sales numbers now estimated to fall in the 250,000 range.

It’s worth noting, the sales number will exceed the Rihanna cover from the month prior, by about 20 percent, according to an expert from a company called Mag Net Data who spoke with the New York Post, which uses scanning info from magazine wholesalers to come up with its figures. And for the first half of 2013, sales for Vogue averaged 269,740. So the numbers for the cover aren’t bad. But that 400,000 to 500,000 are astronomical.

Vogue spokesperson said the company (Vogue is owned by Conde Nast) doesn’t comment on sales numbers. But then as Jezebel rightly says, you have to wonder where that 500,000 figure came from. RadarOnline is credited with pushing it out first. The cover was just controversial enough to make you think that a lot of people would buy it, but there’s enough Kimye saturation to make spending your money to bring home the magazine seem unnecessary.

EBONY Puts Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kanye And Rihanna On Covers For Black Music Month; Prince Covers Essence

May 5th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If you weren’t aware, June is Black Music Month, and to celebrate the month, EBONY decided to show some love to four folks who are dominating not only black music, but the music scene in general. Ironically, they’re all part of the same clique. Kanye is labeled “The Poet,” Rihanna “The Rebel,” Jay “The Mogul,” and Beyoncé “The Diva.” So why these four? According to EBONY:

“In celebration of Black Music Month, EBONY magazine pays tribute to the industry’s leaders, pioneers and game changers. Inside the June issue, EBONY honors both the present-day success stories and the giants who paved the way. The issue is a four-cover series, with BeyoncéJay ZKanye West and Rihanna gracing the covers as a salute to their unprecedented impact on Black music.”

So not only will the June issue celebrate these four innovators, it will also shine a light on the many other talented black folks making an impact on the music scene. All four covers are set to hit stands tomorrow, so be on the lookout.

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And you should also keep your eyes open for this new Essence cover, which will get you prepared for Essence Music Festival! Festival headliner Prince graces the cover (with just enough hints of purple in the Essence logo in his honor) and inside the issue, is followed around after one of his electric shows. With a new band and an experimental funky new sound, Prince also talks about how the music he makes now compares to his sounds from the past. Prince also gets the chance to interview musical legend Nile Rodgers, whose name is on everyone’s lips again due to his production work on Daft Punk’s most recent work, the Grammy award winning album, Random Access Memories. All kinds of greatness gracing the pages of the June issue.

Are you excited? Will you be picking up these new issues? Talk about it!