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MTV recently announced that they’re bringing back Cribs, that beloved show that gave us an inside glimpse into the homes of some of our favorite musicians, actors and athletes. Not that we didn’t already know that celebrities could live such lavish lifestyles, but Cribs showed us everything from in-home stripper poles to gold pool tables, private islands, obligatory food porn fridge shots and more. And though we assumed that everything we saw was real, we later found out that some of the homes (and cars – ahem, 50 Cent) featured on the show didn’t even belong to the stars who were showing them off. Hopefully, that won’t be the case this time around. In honor of its return, let’s take a look back at some of the best MTV Cribs episodes.
There was so much to unpack in Mariah Carey’s episode, they had to give her a full hour to display her New York City penthouse. The butterfly guest bedroom, her lingerie closet, the bedroom-sized bathroom and the lounge chair in her gourmet kitchen…we saw everything except her bedroom (and piano that formerly belonged to Marilyn Monroe). Cribs was clearly meant for a glamorous diva like Carey.
Some celebrities are very private when it comes to their children. The little ones don’t ask to be brought up in the same limelight that their parents inhabit, and therefore, some famous moms and dads keep their children out of the public eye. That’s exactly why you probably won’t see Kerry Washington’s daughter, or Michael Ealy’s son until they’re probably adults with their own kids…
But other people want to share their joy with the world when it comes to giving birth and bringing up little ones. So they show off their kids in simple ways, like on Instagram, and in grandiose ways as well, like on the cover of magazines. Here are 10 memorable times our favorite ladies showed off their babies–many babies who are now well into childhood and have grown up right in front of our eyes.
We’ll start with a baby who just made her debut online this week:
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
After giving birth to a baby girl named Luna Simone Stephens last week, Chrissy Teigen showed off baby Luna yesterday. And based on her parents, we’re sure Luna will be gorgeous–and quite the vocal little lady on social media.
Mariah Carey’s plans to tie the knot with fiancé, James Packer, seem quite sudden considering that her ex, Nick Cannon, just filed for divorce a little over a year ago. Some assumed that Mimi would simply enjoy being the girlfriend off the wealthy businessman for a while before diving headfirst back into married life, but the singer says that’s just not how she gets down. At this point in her life, she feels that it’s more “appropriate” to be a wife.
Although, when she first got engaged, she previously told E! that she’ll be going for a smaller wedding this time around, Mimi is pretty tight-lipped about wedding plans these days.
“It’s a secret,” she replied when met with questions about her impending nuptials.
Interestingly, she’s just as tight-lipped about the relationship in general—and for good reason. She’s tired of her words being manipulated and misconstrued, so to avoid confusion, she has decided to protect the relationship by not speaking about it.
“If I start talking about this relationship, people will interpret it in their own way, so I think it’s safer for everyone involved to just not talk about the very personal aspect.”
Smart move, Mimi. Smart move.
Folks have been getting on singer Ciara’s case recently for her decision to sue her former fiancé, Future, for defaming her name in public. But she’s far from the only Hollywood celebrity who has had to take their ex to court.
Breakups have a tendency to be messy, especially when stars split. But when lawsuits get involved, the messiness can quickly skyrocket to another level. And you won’t believe the reasons these celebrities are taking their exes to court. From STDs to explosive arguments that happened years ago, these former couples are taking their past baggage to court to let a judge sort it out. Sometimes for millions in damages.
If you could take your ex to court, what would you sue him or her for? Or is it petty to get the legal system involved no matter how badly you feel you’ve been done wrong? We want to know what you think. So tell us whether you’re #teamlawsuit or #teamletitgo in the comment section.
Everyone obsessed with the TV show Hoarders has been dying for a celebrity episode since the famous reality show started. If the blue-collar, everyday people from our favorite episodes can stack their houses from floor to ceiling, we can only imagine how celebrities with big money and loads of crap might let their homes get cluttered with all kind of things.
Unfortunately, the A-list is less than likely to take a detour towards the reality TV circuit. Thankfully, these celebrities weren’t afraid to admit that their collections may have gotten a little out of control. Get ready to be pretty surprised about the celebrities who made this list. Would you have guessed what’s going on behind these Hollywood walls?
Heidi Klum has kept nearly every handbag, shoe and garment from the more than 20 years she’s spent in the fashion industry. She told ET Canada, “You know what it is – I’m a hoarder, and I just hoard and hoard and hoard.”
Planning a trip to the Hollywood Walk of Fame sometime soon? Even though there are nearly 3,000 stars moving up and down that long walk, there are a lot of deserving celebrities who have been left out for a long time while newer, more popular celebrities have been receiving such honors sooner than later. But just around the time we were all wondering if these celebrities were ever going to get their own star, they were finally immortalized on Hollywood Blvd.
So the next time you make a trip to that other H-Town, be sure to be on the lookout for these stars who were recently added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Happy” was Pharrell’s latest hit to blow the charts away. But he was making hits long before the minions were dancing along to his tune. Did you know that one of Pharrell’s first hits was “Rumpshaker” way back in 1992? Talk about a Hollywood star that’s overdue!
Toni Braxton’s Unbreak My Heart Lifetime biopic drew 3.6 million viewers, becoming the network’s most-watched film in a year. Did you enjoy it? Because we sure did. Narrated and executive produced by Toni Braxton (who sang her own music in the movie), Unbreak My Heart followed the success of Lifetime’s much talked about Aaliyah and Whitney Houston biopics. Whose life story would you love to see on screen next? From Missy Elliott’s comeback to Brandy’s interesting career and love live and Jennifer Hudson’s incredible story, here are some candidates we think Lifetime should consider.
Vanessa Williams made headlines as the first Black winner of Miss America, a title that she would later relinquish after a Penthouse scandal threatened her burgeoning career. But Williams bounced back and conquered virtually every sector of entertainment: the musical charts, Broadway, film, and television. If that doesn’t scream biopic, I don’t know what does.
It looks like Mariah Carey and James Packer have gotten engaged — without officially getting divorced from their exes first. But they’re not the only celeb couple rushing to the altar. These celebrities were down to marry someone new before their divorces were finalized.
Whether you’re in the limelight or an average Joe, marriage is a challenge. Joining your life with an entirely different person is no small feat.
Some people learn this before they embark on a marriage, others in the midst of it and some people don’t fully grasp the concept until their own marriage is looking a little shaky.
In a recent interview with DuJour, it would seem that Nick Cannon has come to that realization.
The 35-year-old was on his way to a tattoo parlor when he conducted the interview. The article breezed past his numerous jobs, the fact that he sleeps about two hours a night and his role in Spike Lee’s Chi Raq but more than anything, the article was focused on his divorce from superstar Mariah Carey (He filed in December 2014 after six years of marriage.), maintaining their amicable relationship and his thoughts on marriage these days.
Check out a few of the highlights below.
Cannon say that no matter how amicable his divorce from Mariah has been, he realized the media would always want to make it drama-filled and sensationalized.
He also discovered something else throughout this ordeal.
“I feel like marriage isn’t for everyone. A friend of mine put it the funniest way. He said, ‘If you heard that there was a 50/50 chance of living or dying when you jump out of a plane, you probably wouldn’t go skydiving. There’s like a 50/50 chance of a marriage working. If it didn’t work out for you the first time, and you still survived it, you probably shouldn’t do it again.”
His thoughts are pretty clear but when DuJour asked Cannon if he’d ever marry again, he nailed the point home.
“I highly doubt it.”
But, as he’s been trying to tell us, he still has nothing but positive things to say about his wife. In talking about their family’s Christmas celebration, Cannon mentioned all the extravagance. The “Rockefeller tree in their living room,” half a dozen reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through Aspen where they traditionally spend Christmas. And though it’s excessive and far from normal, Cannon doesn’t think their different upbringing predicts doom for their adult lives.
“I don’t see a problem with them being different and having an eccentric upbringing. It’s fascinating and fantastic. But it’s about [teaching them] humility more than anything. Teaching them to be respectful—to make eye contact and say ‘Yes, ma’am’ and ‘Yes, sir,’” he says. “You can still be a diva and be humble. Mariah is a perfect example of that.”
Being that his marriage to Mariah seemed to end relatively nicely, you would think he would be more optimistic about giving it another go. But he’s looking at things differently these days, even suggesting that being married goes against basic human nature.
“When you can be blissful in [a marriage], it’s beautiful. Embrace it for the time that you have it, because it’s not easy. In human nature, we’re supposed to be selfish… We’re constantly moving, constantly changing and evolving. To expect someone to do that with you is kind of absurd.”
Despite not being so sold on the idea of marriage anymore, he still describes himself as a hopeless romantic…just one who has a hard time trusting people.
“I’ve rarely let people that close to me. A lot of it comes with me having trust issues. I’ve been that way since grade school. I don’t trust many people,” he says. “Who knows where I’ll be when I’m 60. At 35, I’m not even looking to be in a relationship.”
So maybe there’s some George Clooney hope there.
But for now, he’s working on being by himself. You may remember that he recently told Ellen he’s practicing celibacy for now.
He also posted this quote on his Instagram.
“I never ever in my life want to have to… how do I say this the right way…” he trails off, thinking carefully about his choice of words. “Not to say that I was bogged down [in my marriage], because I wasn’t by any means, but I like being able to make my own decisions and come and go as I please.”
You can read the rest of Cannon’s DuJour interview and check out the spread here.
Jermaine Dupri is such an interesting character with a host interesting life and career experiences. So it would only make sense that he sit down with Wendy Williams. During their recent interview, Dupri talked about everything from tax problems, how Iggy Azalea curved him and his relationships with Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.
I mean, when you’re Black, you’re first generation. I’m first generation money in my family. You don’t have anybody to teach you anything you just have to learn. So for these kids and any kid that I’ve mentored, at least they have me to basically show them and see things that they can stay away from.
I just have a heart that doesn’t really care about a lot of things. So, a lot of times people hear stuff about me in the media, it’s stuff that I don’t care about. Like if I have something and I want to move and you tell me I have to pay it off in order to move, I don’t do that. I don’t have time for that. My mentality don’t think like that. I’m ready to go today.
She needs somebody like me in her life. I tried to sign Iggy that’s why I say that. I sent her a tweet, I think, and she thought I was trying to get at her because she’s fine. She kind of gave me the “send my manager, hit my manager.” When I talk to artists, I talk directly to the artist. So she kind of shunned me. But that didn’t make me not like her. I feel like she’s very talented. Artists are not people who know everything that’s why they have a mentor like myself or you have a Clive Davis, an L.A. Reid to hold them down.
JD: I’m the father that Bow Wow never had.
JD: I haven’t spoken to her.
Wendy: She’s married.
JD: That’s for her.
Wendy: That was a moment Jermaine. We had all kind of giggles.
JD: It’s funny because people try to use my life against me. It’s a moment. My life is incredible. I’ve had an amazing career and it’s just getting started. Anything that people say about me, about Janet, about anything that’s gone on in my life, you can’t talk about my life. It’s my life. It’s amazing.
Wendy: How long were you with her? You were with her for like five years or something?
Wendy: Did you ever ask her to marry you?
JD: I think so.
Wendy: Because now she’s married to Wuzz…they live in Dubai or some place…
JD: You looked at me like I’m supposed to know.
Wendy: I’m sorry JD. It would be uncomfortable if you did know because that would mean you hadn’t move on with your life.
Wendy: Are you loving her residency in Vegas?
JD: Yes. That was my idea. They just didn’t take it when I suggested it.
Wendy: Have you ever tried to romance Mariah?
Wendy: You don’t have to be so short with me.
JD: Nah, I’m just saying. You know, they say a lot of times that business people can’t have– that’s my real friend. I’ve known her longer than any husband that she’s had.
You can watch the full interview in the video below.