What’s going on with Beyoncé and Jay Z’s twins

What’s going on with Beyoncé and Jay Z’s twins

Praise Beysus! Beyoncé announced on Feb. 1, 2017 that she and husband Jay Z were expecting twins, and the double bundle of joy reportedly arrived on June 17, 2017. Jay-Z revealed to Rap Radar that the twins’ names, Rumi and Sir Carter, held special meaning to the family. “Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” he said. As for their little man? The rapper said his son arrived on the scene with gusto. “He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”

While these tykes are sure to be blessed with wealth and beauty, we’re a little worried about them for reasons beyond just never being able to measure up to big sis Blue Ivy’s cool levels. From prying press and conspiracy theories to their parents’ intense schedules and dirty laundry, here are a few concerns we have for the nouveau-Vivienne and Knox.

 

 

Ray J and Wife Princess Love Welcome First Child

Ray J and Wife Princess Love Welcome First Child

Ray J and Princess Love’s new baby girl has arrived!

The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star announced the arrival of his first child on Tuesday in an Instagram post with a music video dedicated to the new bundle of joy.

“ITS TIME!! @rayjnprincess #GODISAMAZING #BABYGIRL #LOVEWINS,” he wrote.

There’s no word on the baby’s name and no photos of her just yet, but after going public with the pregnancy last November, Ray J gushed over the news in an appearance on The Real.

“It was special, because we was tryin’ for a while,” he revealed. “It’s not as easy as people think. Some people go on tour and get everybody pregnant. But for me, it was love and we took our time.”

The 37-year-old singer married Princess Love, his Love & Hip Hop co-star, in 2016.

Royal Wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan release official photos

Royal Wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan release official photos

The pictures, taken by Alexi Lubomirski, include a group photograph with bridesmaids and close family, including their parents and the Queen.

The couple would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations on Saturday, Kensington Palace said.

“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted with these official portraits,” a statement added

Mr Lubomirski, who also took the couple’s official engagement pictures, said it had been an “incredible honour” to document the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s “inspiring journey of love”.

“This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget,” he said.

Thousands of well-wishers gathered in Windsor as Prince Harry wed Meghan in St George’s Chapel on Saturday afternoon.

More than 110,000 people filled the town’s streets with about 67,000 train trips made in and out of Windsor’s two stations on Saturday, according to the council.

Meanwhile, an average of 11 million viewers watched on BBC or ITV at any one time.

Singer Karen Wolfe, Known as “The Princess of Soul and Blues,” Celebrates the Release of Her Newest Two Singles

Singer Karen Wolfe, Known as “The Princess of Soul and Blues,” Celebrates the Release of Her Newest Two Singles

Nationwide — Coday Records recording artist Karen Wolfe has a message to the music world which is, ‘If you think “Man Enough” was the top of the hill, then you had better get ready to climb the mountain with her new duel releases entitled “That Chick Ain’t Me” & “You Ain’t Woman Enough”‘…. but before going there, let’s take you back in time first!

Karen Wolfe aka the “The Princess of Soul and Blues” is no new comer to the music world as she has travelled and toured the world with the late great “Queen of Southern Soul” Denise LaSalle where she really learned how to own the stage. Karen has performed with past and current legends as Bobby Rush, T.K. Soul, Floyd Taylor, Jeff Floyd, Willie Clayton, Sheba Potts-Wright, Mel Waiters, James Smith, Terry Wright, and Andre’ Lee to name a few. Karen has also shared the stage with some Late Great Legends: Bill Coday, Marvin Sease, J. Blackfoot, Tyrone Davis, Little Milton and Johnny Taylor just to mention a few.

Karen’s music career hasn’t always been peaches and cream as it dates back to when she recorded her first album with a Gospel Quartet group called The Harmonettes, the CD was titled “Stop by Here”. After some ups and downs the group later changed their name to “Direction” and went on to record their sophomore CD that was titled “God Don’t Make Mistakes”. Over the years the group finally dissolved, and Karen’s musical career took a change in direction. Karen joined the Soul & Blues arena by singing background behind the Queen of the Blues, the Legendary Denise LaSalle.

Enjoy Karen Wolfe at www.KarenWolfeLive.com

 

Jordan Peele reveals next film

Jordan Peele reveals next film

Practically nothing is known about Jordan Peele’s sophomore film, but just the thought was enough to thrill his fans.

The writer/director announced on social media Tuesday that his new film is titled “Us” and will be in theaters March 2019.
Peele’s first film, the satirical horror movie “Get Out,” made history when he became the first African American to win an Oscar for best original screenplay in March.
“I thought no one would ever make this movie,” Peele said during his acceptance speech. “But I kept coming back to it because I knew that if someone let me make this movie, that people would hear it and people would see it.”
The film also did well at the box office and made “the sunken place” a part of the pop culture zeitgeist.
Peele’s followers immediately took to social media to express their excitement over the new project and to try and figure out the plot.
The poster for the film, which Peele posted in a tweet, doesn’t give much away other than calling it “A New Nightmare from the Mind of Academy Award Winner Jordan Peele.”
WE REMEMBER: SHELLY GARRETT ‘THE GODFATHER OF URBAN THEATER’ HAS DIED

WE REMEMBER: SHELLY GARRETT ‘THE GODFATHER OF URBAN THEATER’ HAS DIED

Unfortunately, we have sad news to share about a legendary urban theater director/producer/playwright. Shelly Garrett, “The Godfather of Urban Theater,” who is probably best known for his classic hit play, “Beauty Shop,” passed away today (05-03-18) after battling stomach cancer. He was 71.

Here are thoughts from friends and associates on Facebook:

Bowlegged Lou (Full Force): “Rest in peace to the trailblazing legendary Mr Shelly Garrett who passed away today. I was supposed to be a surprise guest for the tribute dinner his beloved cast and fam…”

Fred Alexander (Lakeside): “My good friend Shelly Garrett has went from labor to reward may he rest in peace my brother he will truly be missed”

Waylynn Giva Pitts: ” My friend, mentor and ol’ employer, Shelly Garrett, the Godfather of Urban Theatre, passed away this morning….I knew Shelly before the magic of the “Beauty Shop” & “Living Room”, etc. days….A sad day for the many he opened the door for, the many he was an angel to….Heaven is welcoming him with open arms….RIP, Shelly….You’ll never be forgotten….”

Garrett, a former actor, and his wife Doris ran Shelly Garrett Entertainment which is currently presenting/producing the 30th anniversary tour of “Beauty Shop.” According to the ShellyGarrettEntertainment.com website, the next performance is scheduled for this Saturday, May 5 in Albany, Georgia.

Beauty shop - albany georgia - poster

Shelly Garrett bio:

When it comes to laughter in theatre, Shelly Garrett is the master and has been for 33 years, beginning his theatrical career in 1984.

“Comedy is a difficult art,” he says. “The key is timing and if it’s not there, the entire production simply becomes a waste.”

Who can argue the perfection of his timing? He took the traditional “upper-class” theatrical art form and presented it in such a way that not only regular theatergoers lined-up around the block to see his shows, but literally millions of people all across America, whom had never seen a stage play before, came-out of their comfortable homes to see his productions, which began the national theatre craze of touring stage productions.

Experts have estimated more than Four Million people saw Shelly Garrett’s historical “BEAUTY SHOP” stage play, which still holds box office records in more than 55 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Newark and 40 more American cities.

Shelly Garrett has received ‘Keys To The City’ from 23 American Cities and more than 25 City and State proclamations, plus numerous plaques, trophies and awards; more than even he can count. What an accomplishment!

In 1992, he received an honorary and prestigious HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR.

Tyler Perry said, after seeing Shelly Garrett’s “BEAUTY SHOP” in 1990 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, it gave him great inspiration to become a playwright.

David E. Talbert said, he saw Shelly Garrett’s “BEAUTY SHOP” in Los Angeles at the Beverly Theatre in Beverly Hills and that changed his life. He knew he was destined to become a playwright.

When we asked Shelly what makes him so popular with those who love the theatre, he answered:

“I refuse to cheat my fans who spend their hard-earned dollars on a ticket to a Shelly Garrett Production. It’s just wrong! So many people are rushing to throw these shows together now-a-days, just trying to get the dollar. But they quickly realize these audiences are not stupid; they can tell if a show is worthy of their time and more so, of their money.”

Read/learn more at ShellyGarrettEntertainment.

To find out out about Shelly Garrett’s (pending) going home services, how to send flowers to his family and share memories, visit visit: www.WagesFuneralHome.com.

We’ll post more info on the passing of Shelly Garrett as it becomes available.

Meek Mill docuseries on the way from Roc Nation

Meek Mill docuseries on the way from Roc Nation

Rapper Meek Mill has set a deal with Amazon and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for a documentary series examining his odyssey through the criminal justice system during the past decade.

The six-part docu-series is targeted to premiere in 2019. Philadelphia-based rapper Robert Rihmeek Williams was released from jail last month after serving nearly five months for a probation violation— for popping a wheelie in an Instagram video without wearing a helmet.

The docu-series will chronicle Mill’s rise to fame and his 10-year battle with Philadelphia judge Genece Brinkley, as well as the larger issue of high incarceration rates for people of color. Roc Nation is producing the untitled project with the Intellectual Property Group and docu filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff.

“I’m grateful for this unique opportunity to share my story and I look forward to collaborating with Amazon Prime Video, Roc Nation and the Intellectual Property Corporation on this incredible series,” Mill said. “Not only will this documentary give viewers an unprecedented look at my life, but it will also allow me to use my public platform to highlight the need for criminal justice reform.”

Mill, Solotaroff, Shawn Carter, IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman and Paul Solotaroff are executive producers of the series, which will feature original music from Mill.

“We’re thrilled to be working with such a talented group of producers to bring Meek’s life story to light,” said Heather Schuster, Amazon’s head of unscripted. “Meek’s story of being incarcerated needs to be told and we will have incredible access that takes Prime members beyond the headlines and into his world.”

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Stranger Things’ lead 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards nominations

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Stranger Things’ lead 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards nominations

Black Panther” and “Stranger Things” have earned the most nominations for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, the cable network announced Thursday.

“Black Panther,” one of the top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time worldwide, leads with seven nominations. It received nods in categories including best movie and best on-screen team, while Chadwick Boseman was nominated for both best performance in a movie and best hero. Additionally, Letitia Wright was nominated in the scene stealer category for her role as Shuri and Michael B. Jordan was nominated in the best villain category for his portrayal of N’Jadaka/Erik Killmonger.

Other movies to earn multiple nominations include “It,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and “Wonder Woman.”

“Stranger Things” scored a total of six nominations, including best show and best on-screen team. Millie Bobby Brown was nominated for best performance in a show for her portrayal of Eleven and Dacre Montgomery scored a nomination for his role as Billy Hargrove in the scene stealer category.

“Riverdale,” “Game of Thrones,” and “13 Reasons Why” were also among the shows nominated for multiple awards.

The show will once again feature non-gendered categories. Tiffany Haddish will host the ceremony, which airs June 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles. Emmy Award-winning producer and director Joel Gallen will executive produce and direct the show.

Read the full list of nominations below.

BEST MOVIE 

“Girls Trip”Universal

“Avengers: Infinity War” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

“Black Panther” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

“Girls Trip” (Universal Pictures)

“IT” (New Line Cinema)

“Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST SHOW

“13 Reasons Why” (Netflix)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“grown-ish” (Freeform)

“Riverdale” (The CW)

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE

Chadwick Boseman – “Black Panther”

Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me by Your Name”

Ansel Elgort – “Baby Driver”

Daisy Ridley – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird”

“Stranger Things”Netflix

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW

Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”

Darren Criss – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Katherine Langford – “13 Reasons Why”

Issa Rae – “Insecure”

Maisie Williams – “Game of Thrones”

BEST HERO

Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) – “Black Panther”

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – “Game of Thrones”

Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) – “Wonder Woman”

Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) – “The Flash”

Daisy Ridley (Rey) – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

BEST VILLAIN

Josh Brolin (Thanos) – “Avengers: Infinity War”

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Michael B. Jordan (N’Jadaka/Erik Killmonger) – “Black Panther”

Aubrey Plaza (Lenny Busker) – “Legion”

Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) – “IT”

BEST KISS

“Jane the Virgin” – Gina Rodriguez (Jane) and Justin Baldoni (Rafael)

“Love, Simon” – Nick Robinson (Simon) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Bram)

“Ready Player One” – Olivia Cooke (Sam) and Tye Sheridan (Wade)

“Riverdale” – KJ Apa (Archie) and Camila Mendes (Veronica)

“Stranger Things” – Finn Wolfhard (Mike) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE

Talitha Bateman (Janice) – “Annabelle: Creation”

Emily Blunt (Evelyn Abbott) – “A Quiet Place”

Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) – “IT”

Cristin Milioti (Nanette Cole) – “Black Mirror”

Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) – “Stranger Things”

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM

“Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle”Columbia Pictures

“Black Panther” – Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/ Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri)

“IT” – Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike)

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” – Dwayne Johnson (Smolder), Kevin Hart (Mouse), Jack Black (Shelly), Karen Gillan (Ruby), Nick Jonas (Seaplane)

“Ready Player One” – Tye Sheridan (Wade), Olivia Cooke (Samantha), Philip Zhao (Sho), Win Morisaki (Daito), Lena Waithe (Aech)

“Stranger Things” – Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Noah Schnapp (Will), Sadie Sink (Max)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Jack Black – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

Tiffany Haddish – “Girls Trip”

Dan Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”

Kate McKinnon – “SNL”

Amy Schumer – “I Feel Pretty”

SCENE STEALER

Tiffany Haddish (Dina) – “Girls Trip”

Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove) – “Stranger Things”

Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) – “Riverdale”

Taika Waititi (Korg) – “Thor: Ragnarok”

Letitia Wright (Shuri) – “Black Panther”

BEST FIGHT

“Atomic Blonde” – Charlize Theron (Lorraine) vs. Daniel Hargrave (Sniper), Greg Rementer (Spotter)

“Avengers: Infinity War” – Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) vs. Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight)

“Black Panther” – Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) vs. Winston Duke (M’Baku)

“Thor: Ragnarok” – Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) vs. Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

“Wonder Woman” – Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) vs. German Soldiers

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

“Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story”

“Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated”

“Gaga: Five Foot Two”

“Jay-Z’s Footnotes for 4:44”

“The Defiant Ones”

BEST REALITY SERIES

“The Kardashians”

“Love & Hip Hop”

“Real Housewives”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

“Vanderpump Rules”

Mike Myers cries over ‘Austin Powers’ co-star Verne Troyer

Mike Myers cries over ‘Austin Powers’ co-star Verne Troyer


Mike Myers was so heartbroken at the untimely death of his “Austin Powers: Goldmember” co-star Verne Troyer that he was moved to tears on television.

“Verne was a fantastic human being,” Myers, 54, said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, choking up. “I worked with him for a long time … I always just want to make that point that, as written, Mini-Me is like almost a prop,” Myers said. “But he brought it up off the page, made it better than written and we ended up giving him more and more stuff to do.”

“He was sweet,” Myers sighed. “I miss him.”

Troyer passed away on April 21 at 49 years old after a long struggle with alcohol abuse, having been hospitalized for possible alcohol poisoning weeks earlier.

Myers revealed that he attended a memorial for the pint-size actor and praised Troyer’s skills as a comedian and dancer.

“He died at 49, he wasn’t supposed to live past his teens — and you saw 150 years of life in this photo montage [at the memorial service],” he said.

Myers also recalled that at a state dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during Barack Obama’s presidency, both Trudeau and Obama asked Myers about Mini-Me — showing that a “small human” could have a huge impact on the world.

“Every day you see him, you go, ‘Wow! That is a small human,’” Myers said. “But by the end of the day, you just saw Verne.”