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Kanye’s stirring up trouble again. This time from the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).
The organization takes issue with a lyric from one of his songs from his new album Yeezus. In the song “Out of Sight” Kanye says:
“A monster about to come alive again/Soon as I pull up and park the Benz/We get this b!+ch shaking like Parkinson’s.”
The APDA is not ok with that. The organization’s VP Kathryn Whitford told TMZ “We find these lyrics distasteful and a product of obvious ignorance.”
Kanye’s team has yet to address the matter.
Is anyone else surprised that not only did the APDA get Kanye’s album the day of (or the day after) its release, they listened, found this lyric and issued a statement.
What do you think about this lyric? Is it ignorant and distasteful? Should Kanye apologize for it?
Last week we reported that Chad “OchoCinco” Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he slapped his attorney’s behind in the courtroom during his probation violation hearing.
Judge McHugh increased Johnson’s plea deal, which initially included no jail time, to 30 days in the slammer because she sensed that he wasn’t taking the whole process seriously.
But according to TMZ, the judge is shortening the sentence and Johnson will be released today, just one week after the butt slap.
When Chad appeared in front of the judge today, once again she took an opportunity to scold him. She spoke about his history of disrespectful behavior. She even mentioned the Evelyn Lozada domestic violence incident describing what Johnson did as “horrific.”
After the lashing Judge McHugh agreed to release Johnson today but extended his parole to October 16.
If you ask me it would seem that Judge McHugh didn’t approve of the way Chad’s domestic violence sentencing was handled and she wanted to make sure his punishment matched the crime. While I would agree he did get off easy, the week he spent in jail for a “butt slap” seems a bit excessive.
But that’s just me.
Watch exactly what the judge had to say to OchoCinco on the next page. Beware, it gets real.
“N***as Should Sag Down To Their Socks”: City In NJ Passes Saggy Pants Ban, Rapper Game Speaks Out Against It
If you are sick and tired of seeing a young man’s Hanes underwear not peeking, but making a grand appearance in front of you as you walk down the street, or you hurt for the man waddling down the street in hopes of keeping his pants up but maintaining his cool at the same time, then you need to go to Wildwood, New Jersey. The city just passed a law that is prohibiting anyone from walking on their boardwalk wearing pants that are sagging three inches below the hips. If authorities see any sign of your back or your crack (or your drawls), you will be fined between $25 as a first-time offender. And if you continue to get caught sagging, you could be fined $200 and possibly be forced to serve community service, a whopping 40 hours.
The law came into action after numerous complaints from residents were sent to Mayor Ernest Troiano, with people saying they would not return to the popular boardwalk the community has if they constantly had to be exposed to people’s underwear. Troiano tells the New Jersey CBS affiliate,
“When you have good families who call you up and say, `I’ve been coming here 20 years, 30 years, 40 years and I’m not going to any longer because I’m not going to subject my children or my parents or grandparents to seeing some kid walk down the boardwalk with their butt hanging out,’ you have to do something.”
And while such a decision is pleasing to some, for others, like rapper Game, it’s just not fair. When speaking with TMZ, he let folks know LOUD and clear that he was against Wildwood, New Jersey’s law, and that he wouldn’t mind helping to pay off people’s fines.
“N***** should sag down to their socks out there. They trying to get people to not sag, please. Can’t tell people how to wear their f***ing clothes. What time are we in? This ain’t the f***ing slave days. F*** that.
I am with the sagging movement. First five people to get fines, I will pay their tickets … I will go there and sag cause I am a sagging Sagittarius.”
His point would probably come across better if he wasn’t cursing like a sailor, but alas, he doesn’t know better. But anywho, what do you think of the ban, as well as Game’s response?
Somebody’s Pants Are On Fire: Miguel’s Team Shuts Down Billboard Producers, Claim They Encouraged His Infamous Jump
We told you earlier today that according to TMZ, singer Miguel was warned by producers of this year’s Billboard Music Awards that his no-go jump over a pit of fans would be a dangerous stunt and that he was prohibited from doing it:
“The way the story is being told, Miguel approached the producers prior to a rehearsal session and asked if he could attempt to jump over the crowd during his performance. The producers declined, letting him know that he would be putting himself and the audience at risk by pulling such a stunt.”
Well surprise, surprise, hours later it seems that Miguel and his representatives are calling “bull” on them, claiming that not only did they think it sounded exciting, but that they wanted to ensure that their cameras would be right there the minute he took off for his jump…The singer’s people told TMZ that “The reports claiming that Miguel was warned by producers not to jump are completely false” and that despite claims of possible brain damage by one of his leg-drop victims, Khyati Shah, Miguel and people from his camp reached out to Shah over and over again to see if they could help her:
“In fact, a source close to Miguel added that producers actually asked him if he was going to attempt the jump to make sure their cameras didn’t miss it during the show.
Miguel’s rep says, “A number of attempts were made to reach Khyati and her lawyer after the performance to see how she was doing and whether any assistance could be offered.”
Chris Brown Involved In Car Accident Last Week, Other Driver Accuses Him Of Hit-And-Run (But He Denies It)
Chris Brown says he did nothing wrong when he was involved in a minor fender bender last week … and claims the other driver has been ducking his attempts to discuss the matter … TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported, Brown allegedly refused to give over his driver’s license number (and provided incorrect insurance info) to the driver of a Mercedes he rear-ended … which, if true, could put his probation in the Rihanna beating case in jeopardy. But sources close to Chris tell TMZ he gave the woman all the correct info and when his lawyer attempted to contact her not long after the accident … she hung up on him…
*Update from E News!*
E! News has confirmed that the Oscar winner is pregnant with her and fiancé Olivier Martinez’s first child, and that she’ll be adding a baby boy to her growing brood!
The actress’ rep told E! News, “We can confirm that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are expecting a child. We will not be commenting on or confirming any additional details.”
A source told E! News how the parents-to-be are feeling right now.
“Halle and Olivier are really excited,” the source said. “It’s a blessing. They can’t wait to have a baby together.”
As reported by TMZ, a source “connected” to the actress and her fiancé, Olivier Martinez, say that she’s indeed pregnant, and not just pregnant, but allegedly around three months along. But TMZ says that through some other digging they did, she just might be further along. Somehow the source claims they also already know the sex of the child, and she could be having a boy. If factual, this will of course be the 46-year-old’s second child after having Nahla Aubry with former boyfriend and model, Gabriel Aubry.
This tidbit of information is definitely interesting seeing how she was just talking about Nahla praying every evening for a baby sister while talking with Wendy Williams:
“That’s the thing. [My daughter is] asking me,” Berry admitted. “Every night we pray to God, and she’s so sweet. She says, ‘God, please bring me a bunk bed and a baby sister.’ And I say, ‘I can do one of those things, I know for sure! The other one we have to keep praying on.’ What do you say to her when she wants that and can’t understand why God’s taking so long, you know?”
She might not be getting a little sister, but a little brother is just as good. Berry still seems mad tiny to be pregnant, but if she is with child, we’re very happy for homegirl, because she seems to be very happy with Martinez. Congratulations to the couple!
Another day, another case of a skin lightening incident with a celebrity The latest one to fall victim is India Arie. The soul singer recently released the cover art for her new single “Cocoa Butter.” As you can see India is looking not only lighter but a bit unlike herself. (Though her legs and dress are fabulous!)
Folks started questioning her appearance on the cover and according to TMZ a “source close to India” explained India’s thoughts about the photo.
India says she did not ask that her skin be lightened. It was just a product of extreme lighting and the angle at which she was standing.
While I don’t think she asked to be lightened, she did approve the photo. Which is a bit interesting. Though, I really don’t know if it’s a problem. At this point, people should understand that there are tons of lights that go into producing professional photos.
What do you make of India’s photo? Should she have approved it?
And by the way check out the single. Despite the cover, the song has a nice message and sounds like the India we know and love. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Okay, Short Dog must have really been “on one” to run from the cops.
Some nosy person had the good sense to get it all on tape and send it in to TMZ. In the clip, Too Short is seen speaking to police officers early Wednesday morning. He was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence and was asked to step out of the car. The police gave him a field sobriety test and according to TMZ, before he ran, they told him they were going to have to take him in on a DUI charge.
That didn’t sit too well with Short because after pretending to have a civil conversation, Short took off running!
But here’s the thing: he got nowhere real fast. The rapper tripped on the sidewalk and the cops were on him like white on rice. So embarrassing.
Bless his heart. Even if he hadn’t tripped, it didn’t look like he was going to get too far in his little spring.
To add insult to injury, the police also found drugs in his car and added a drug possession charge to the list. I wonder if they’ll hit him with “attempting to flee an officer” charge as well.
Some of these rappers, no matter their age, just don’t learn. At some point, you’ve got to know you’re too old for the bull.
By the way, Too Short did tweet about it:
Take a look at the video…and laugh. Nothing else we can do (by the way, the TMZ link actually has a better version than the video below they posted on YouTube)!
Exactly one week ago, news spread like wildfire that YMCMB rapper Lil Wayne had been hospitalized after suffering from a seizure. While the reports on Wayne’s medical condition conveyed by the media were very conflicting with the statements released by friends close to the “High School” rapper, the common consensus was the Weezy was in fact hospitalized.
While most members of Wayne’s camp expressed that he was fine and just resting, TMZ reported that the rapper was near death. A tweet was eventually sent out from Wayne’s Twitter account saying, “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.” The tweet was enough to put some at bay, but skeptics believed that Weezy’s camp was hiding something and that there was some truth to TMZ‘s claims. Some even expressed that they wouldn’t believe he was okay until they saw a photograph. Well, the New Orleans rapper decided to give fans something better. He recently released a video blog, thanking fans for their love, alongside his pal and fellow rapper T.I. Interestingly, the video was acquired by TMZ.
“What’s poppin y’all? Tunechi in this b***h. I just want to say thank you to y’all for y’all prayers and y’all concerns and all that. I swear to God I felt that love when I was laid up in that mother f***ing hospital bed. I want all y’all to know that I’m good. A n***a more than good,” he says in the video.
He then went on to plug for his upcoming album, I Am Not a Human Being II.
“Also, my bum a** album still coming out March 26. ‘I Am Not a Human Being II.’ You can go get that if you want. But if not, it’s all good, whatever. Also, I’m still going on tour, America’s Most Wanted Tour [with] my closest friends in the game. Speaking of my closest friends in the game, I got my n***a right here to elaborate on that subject.”
Then enters T.I.
“What’s happenin? What ‘s happenin? You good, I’m good, we good, it’s all good. Ain’t nothing to it. Aye hustle game, young money, partna. I hope you brought money cuz it’s going down [more T.I. jibber jabber] July 5th… Get you some barbecue on fourth come holla at us on the fifth… If I say it and it’s a lie n***a, Popeye a punk.”
And finally, Wayne brings it all back in.
“I’m more than good. But, thank you for real. Thank you all out there for your prayers and all that. I’m more than good. I swear.”
You gotta love T.I.s ability to code switch. On T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle, he articulates himself so well, but only God knows what he was saying in that video with Wayne.
Skip over to the next page to watch the video update.
UPDATED: Beyoncé Sings National Anthem At Super Bowl Press Conference For Critics And Releases Behind-The-Scenes Rehearsal Video
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It’s just a few days until Beyoncé Bowl–whoops, I mean the Super Bowl, and to get the stans super geeked up about her halftime show performance, the singer and her camp decided to release a 42-second clip of her and her many dancers bustin’ a move during practice. Is it weird that it makes me more excited about Sunday? Anywho, in it, people dressed like something out of an American Apparel advertisement rock super tight tights, super-tall heels and booty shorts as they run through a mix of choreography (the only one I really recognize is “Single Ladies”) to the sounds of “Countdown.” And with all the shimmying and pelvic thrusts and winds, Bey is letting people know that she’s bringing the noise and the funk on Sunday…
But is she bringing the live singing…? While I personally don’t doubt it, after the whole inauguration struggle, people have consistently been coming at her head about her singing capabilities. TMZ‘s cameras even caught up with her outside of her rehearsal facilities as she was munching down on food. And while she initially started her impromptu interview scared (“Oh my God, you scared the crap out of me!”) because ‘ol dude ran up on her, she became pleasant…and then silent when the cameraman asked her if she was planning to lip-synch during the show. SHADE. Who really knows if she will or she wont? And most importantly, who cares!? She’s sure to serve fierce-ness either way. Check out the shade-filled clip from TMZ, as well as her rehearsal footage and let us know what you think.
Obviously tired of the questions about her performance of the national anthem during the inauguration (or lack thereof), Bey decided to sing the song live during a press conference today for the Super Bowl. And yes, if you were wondering, halftime performers have been doing press conferences like the players for years. When she finished her impromptu re-do of the “Star Spangled Banner,” she asked the reporters, “Any questions?” Well, there was at least one.
In response to questions about the controversy, Bey put it to rest by saying the following:
“I am a perfectionist … I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra [at the Inauguration]. It was a live television show and a very important moment for me. Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk … so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance.”
Check out her revamped take on the “Star Spangled Banner” below: