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Did You Watch? Winners Of The 1st Annual “People” Magazine Awards

December 19th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Did you tune in to the first annual PEOPLE Magazine Awards? Looking to highlight notable talent in the entertainment industry, the two-hour NBC special was full of celebrities. Nick Cannon served as host with musical talent Maroon 5, 5 Seconds of Summer and Gwen Stefani performing. Here’s a rundown of the night’s winners.

Sony Cancels Kevin Hart’s ‘Wedding Ringer’ Press Junket After Email Leaks

December 16th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last week, several Sony Pictures executives were put on blast after an email exchange of them saying some not-so-nice things about Kevin Hart were leaked to the web. In the emails, Clint Culpepper refers to the comedian as a “whore” for requesting more money to promote one of his films on his social media accounts. The movie studio has since decided to cancel a press junket for the actor’s forthcoming film, The Wedding Ringer, which will be released in theaters January 16.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the junket was supposed to take place on Sunday in Los Angeles, but reporters were recently informed that it would be postponed. A Daily News journalist , who was invited to attend the junket, was informed that the event was pulled in an attempt to keep the “focus on the movie” instead of the recent email hacks.

As previously reported, Kevin responded to the email leak (and Culpepper’s harsh words) with an Instagram message.

“Knowing your self-worth is extremely important people. I worked very hard to get where I am today. I look at myself as a brand and because of that I will never allow myself to be taken advantage of.

I OWN MY BRAND…I MAKE SMART DECISIONS FOR MY BRAND….I PROTECT MY BRAND….which is why I’m able to brush ignorance off of my shoulder and continue to move forward.

I refuse to be broken people…with that being said it’s now time for me to get back to building this empire that I’ve always dreamed of!!!!”

Thoughts?

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Kevin Hart Reacts To Being Called A “Whore” By Sony Pictures Executive

December 11th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier today, we told you about the leaked email that was exchanged between Sony Pictures executives regarding comedian Kevin Hart. In case you missed it, Clint Culpepper basically called the 35-year-old star a “whore” for demanding more than the $3 million he was paid to star in a film to promote it on his social media platforms.

Kevin decided to address the leaks on Instagram, saying:

“Knowing your self-worth is extremely important people. I worked very hard to get where I am today. I look at myself as a brand and because of that I will never allow myself to be taken advantage of.

I OWN MY BRAND…I MAKE SMART DECISIONS FOR MY BRAND….I PROTECT MY BRAND….which is why I’m able to brush ignorance off of my shoulder and continue to move forward.

I refuse to be broken people…with that being said it’s now time for me to get back to building this empire that I’ve always dreamed of!!!!”

Thoughts?

Sony Exec Calls Kevin Hart A “Whore” In Leaked Email

December 11th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While most of us common folk tweet for fun, we know that many celebrities get paid for their social media endorsements. What’s surprising, however, is that some Hollywood A-listers are beginning to demand millions to plug their own projects on social media. According to Defamer, in a leaked email exchange between Sony Pictures executives, Clint Culpepper rips into Kevin Hart and refers to him as a “whore” for requesting more than the $3 million he was paid to appear in a film to tweet about the project.

Culpepper’s email response to his co-workers reads:

“As I suspected, I got a call from Jeremy Zimmer today informing me that they feel that if we’re going to expect and take advantage of Kevin’s social media savvy that “they” feel there is a price to be paid for it which is above and beyond the 3M he was paid to do the film.

Jeremy was very clear that Kevin would do the normal publicity asked of him like junket, TV shows, radio interviews etc. however, the social media blitzkrieg would cost us. I told him I was in a big meeting but would call him back.

I’m tempted to suggest we call his bluff. If his film does NOT perform it hurts his brand and we have his next 3 films. I’m not saying he’s a whore, but he’s a whore. Let’s discuss in Tuesday’s MPG meeting?”

It’s believed that the film they were referring to is Think Like a Man Too.

He adds:

“It’s not as if we paid him 3M and 4M respectively for his last 2 films thinking he might be nominated. We paid for his ability to open a film which included his social media savvy. I feel like this is something that should be negotiated going into the film as opposed to after the fact. It feels tantamount to buying a car and then upon picking it up being told that the engine will cost extra. I’m tempted to suggest we call his bluff. If he doesn’t do his normal routine, his film will not open as well and his brand will appear diminished and he will- in fact – be f-cking himself because we have his next 2 immediate films. And then there’s the social media precedent we’re setting…especially in light of the fact that Channing is at the same agency.”

You can check out the actual email exchange here.

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Kevin Hart Addresses Pregnancy Rumors

November 12th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Apparently, there were rumors that Kevin Hart and his fiancée Eniko Parish are with child. However, the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” star says that this rumor is false.

“People on the Internet need to stop, OK? Eniko is not pregnant … and if she is, it ain’t by me,” the 35-year-old father of two told Hip Hollywood.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time gossip outlets have reported that the pair is expecting. Back in August, shortly after the couple got engaged, rumors that Eniko had a bun in the oven began swirling. The rumors were, however, fueled by Neeki’s expressed desire to have kids with Kevin.

She apparently told an Instagram follower that she and Kevin are “working on” having a baby a few months ago. So just because the pregnancy rumors are false right now doesn’t mean that they won’t become a reality in the near future. But as of right now, Eniko is NOT pregnant.

“I Am Overwhelmed”: Bus Driver Suspended Indefinitely For Taking Selfie With Kevin Hart Tearfully Thanks Him For Getting Her Job Back

October 21st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you over the weekend about Genesha Bradley-Douglas, the National Car Rental driver who stopped her airport shuttle bus to get off and take a selfie with Kevin Hart. The incident was videotaped by TMZ, and when Douglas’ bosses at National saw it, she was suspended indefinitely without pay and told by her union rep that she might be fired. When asked if she regretted taking the selfie because her job was on the line, Douglas told Inside Edition, “Now I do.”

Word of all this got back to the famous comedian, and he took time out of his day last Thursday to plead to National Car Rental to allow Douglas to get her job back. He posted a video on Instagram that was viewed by his thousands of followers. After the story spread like wildfire, and people started petitioning to help her, Douglas was allowed to get back to work.

A new interview has come out with Inside Edition where Douglas tearfully thanks Hart and everyone else who supported her for helping her stay employed. In the touching video, she speaks on being overwhelmed by all of the love, especially from Hart.

“Tears of joy. I’m overwhelmed by this video. It’s all over my face but I’m just happy that he would do that for me. I’m just really happy that a celebrity would do this for me. Because he didn’t ask me to get off the bus, I got off on my own. I’m just grateful to him, to you guys as well, for allowing me to come here and tell my side. I just want to say thank you [breaks down]. I feel wonderful. And I have faith.”

Kudos to Hart for using his celebrity to do something that didn’t require much of him, but helped someone else out in a major way.

 

Kevin Hart Helps Driver Win Job Back After Taking A Selfie With Him

October 18th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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I’m asking “National Rental Car” to please give Ganesha Douglas a pass. She has learned from her mistake. She nor I intended for this to happen. #LoveMyFans

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Kevin Hart may not be everyone’s favorite comedian, but he definitely has a good heart. The comedian helped a National Car Rental driver win her job back after taking a selfie with him on the job.

It all started when Genesha Bradley-Douglas hopped off her bus to take a photo with the comedian. In true TMZ fashion, the outlet caught the entire act on tape and hours later Genesha was suspended. After learning the woman was suspended, Kevin fought for the woman to gain her job back.

The comedian instagramed a video of himself asking National to give Genesha another chance. What happened next is the best part.

National actually listened to Kevin and Genesha won her job back. How awesome is that? We just hope the next time Genesha sees a celebrity she doesn’t stop her bus, and abandon her passengers to take a picture with them.

 

[Watch] Gabrielle Union Is An Attention-Seeking Reality Star In Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’

October 17th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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A trailer has finally been released for Chris Rock’s new film Top Five, which tells the story of wildly successful comedian and movie star Andre Allen (Chris Rock), whose run-in with journalist Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson) causes him to reexamine his life and career. Gabrielle Union plays rocks superficial reality TV star fiancée, Erica Long, who’s never around without a gang of reality TV cameramen.

The all-star cast also includes Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah. According to Deadline, the film triggered a pretty competitive bidding war last month at the Toronto Film Festival. Paramount Pictures eventually won for a whopping $12.5 million.

Top Five was both written and directed by Chris. Interestingly, Jay Z and Kanye West are credited as co-producers for the project. Judging by the trailer, it’s going to be pretty funny. The comedy is slated to hit theaters in December.

Watch the trailer below. Is this something you’d be interested in checking out?

“God Gave Me A Second Chance At Life” August Alsina Released From The Hospital

September 24th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Good news ladies and gents, R&B singer August Alsina is being discharged from the hospital yesterday, after a week in the hospital. After falling off a stage during his Testimony Live Tour and being placed in a medically-induced coma for three days, Alsina was well enough to be released.

He tweeted:

And posted this picture and caption on Instagram:

Recovery, it’s a process. I woke from a coma.. God gave me a second chance at life & I’d like to thank each and every person that sent any form and expression of love thru gift, card, flowers or simply your kind words and prayers. I’m a hustler, I’m a worker, I overwork myself at times but I’m a survivor and still here by the grace of God and your prayers. #AlsinaNation #Squadd We still here & time to go harder!

This incident ended up being far more serious than we initially thought, so we’re glad to hear that August is well enough to go home. But we certainly hope and pray he continues to get the rest, nutrition and possible treatment he needs in the future so he doesn’t end up in this same predicament again.

Check out the celebrities who wished August well via Instagram.

Your Video Was Cool, But Did You Donate? 11 Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge Donations

August 27th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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It’s pretty awesome to hear that pouring ice water over yourself can raise awareness about a deserving cause. The ice bucket challenge for ALS has raised over $88 million — a number that continues to grow as more people take to social media to promote the cause. By now we have seen endless celebrity videos that have made us laugh — but did they back it up with money? Here are 11 celebrity ice bucket challenges that came with donations. Do you think more will contribute? Are they just being hush-hush about how much they donated?