Tag Archives: Hollywood

Wendy and Kanye Think Kim Deserves a Hollywood Star- Do You?

How you doing? Recently fans, non-fans and media personalities alike have been weighing in on Kanye West’s most recent confession to Jimmy Kimmel, in which he revealed just how strongly he felt about his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, earning a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recently, talk-show host Wendy Williams was one of the people who weighed in her opinion on the matter, saying that she agrees that reality-vixen Kardashian deserves that historic Hollywood star on the ground. Williams explained her logic by saying

“Well I think that whoever makes those rules is really, really out of touch. Reality stars are bigger than regular TV stars these days…Everybody in the world knows who Kim Kardashian is…Like it or not, these reality stars are STARS,” she recently dished. “And my thought is they do deserve to be in the running for a Hollywood star. I think people in Hollywood, sometimes stick their nose up to reality TV because they feel that you’re not a real thesbian, you didn’t study at the School of Drama….How many people on TV on talk shows could I be hating on?”

Well, this is interesting. I guess this is a matter of subjectivity. Is it enough to be famous for being famous? What defines ‘fame’ and what exactly does the Hollywood Walk of ‘Fame’ represent? Does the honor of earning a star reflect your monetary success or your true talent? Does ‘fame’ mean the ability to simply be known or the ability to be influential in music and movie culture?

With the explosive rise in reality-tv popularity, and the aid of social networking, it is no wonder that Kim Kardashian is without a doubt a well-recognized American figure. But is what she is known for worthy of receiving a mark on the “Hollywood Walk?” Is she an icon? A few synonyms for icon include: idol, hero, heroine, likeness and representation. Would we call the Kardashian’s reign on television to be representative of American homes? Or heroic for that matter? Well, apparently, some think so.

The term fame and what it means to be famous has changed throughout the years, but I’d like to think that the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a reflection of a modern Thespian Club or Actors/Actress Guild. Being rewarded with money and popularity is one but being awarded for talent and influence is another. However, this is all opinion. What are your thoughts? Sound of below!

Keke Explains How to Prove You’re Grown in Hollywood.. But with Class!

Keke Palmer can school adults on a few things and she’s not even old enough to drink yet. The Crazy.Sexy.Cool actress, who stars as Chilli in the new TLC biopic set to premiere on VH1 this Monday, has had an almost smooth transition in her acting career as a child star turned adult actress. Although she admits that people still view her as her adolescent character “Akeelah” from “Akeelah and the Bee,” she admits that’s not such a bad thing and that she understands the time it will take for people to shed their youthful perception of her.

When people think of me initially, they remember me as ‘Akeelah’… Sometimes it can be frustrating to be remembered at an age that you’ve outgrown. But at the same time, it’s never frustrated me to the point where I wanted to lash out. I just take it one step at a time. I’ve been patient in letting other people adapt to me and my growth.”

The actress, who is also transitioning into becoming a triple threat (adding singing and dancing to her resume), also goes on to say that she feels less is more when proving one’s adulthood. For example, Palmer has had a live-in boyfriend for the past two years, yet refuses to go around reminding fans that because of this, she is “grown.” Instead, she feels one’s maturity speaks for itself. Unlike Miley Cyrus’ very public x-rated proclamations to prove she’s an adult, Keke steers clear of such transitional cliches and would rather just let people get “it” through her everyday actions.

If anything, [doing the most] makes you look even more like a kid… As an adult, you don’t have to go around saying ‘Hey, I’m an adult!’ That would be like me saying ‘Guess what — I’m black!’ You know it already.”

We couldn’t agree more. Be sure to catch her on VH1 for the Monday Premiere of Crazy.Sexy.Cool!

PARTY FAB: Nicki Minaj ROCKS Alexander McQueen, PARTIES With Keyshia Cole, Tyga & The Game In Hollywood

 photo nicki-supperclub-1.jpg

Rapper Nicki Minaj threw a party at the Supperclub and brought out Keyshia Cole, Tyga and The Game.  See the party pics inside….

 

 photo niggdgrg.png

Last night, Nicki Minaj threw a swanky party at The Supperclub in Hollywood.

  photo nghhlddegf.png

 photo nikkidgge.png

The "Beez In The Trap" rapper rocked her usual curve hugging look — an Alexander McQueen Stained Glass print dress and red Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

At the club……

 photo nickiigdd.png

Nicki and her blonde bob wiggery graciously posed with fan who came out to support her.

 photo jrefrggji.png

 photo nicki-supperclub-3-1.jpg

And of course, most of the guests, including Scaff Beezy and Tyga, all sipped on Myx Moscato (which Nicki co-owns).

 photo nickfesdd.png   

The Game was also there to party it up.  And the fun times continue Thursday night as the YMCMB hosts Story nightclub in Miami.

 

Photos via Nicki Minaj’s Instagram

CONGRATS J.LO! The “Original Fly Girl” In Dior Cops The 2,500th STAR On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

 photo JenniferLopezJenniferLopezGetsStarWalkbBqCorqAwMyx_zps76b197cb.jpg

From being an original Fly Girl on "In Loving Color"…to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Jennifer Lopez, who’s been named by Forbes as the richest person in entertainment of Latino descent, nabbed her much deserved award yesterday afternoon in front of the W Hotel.  And chick looked stunning as usual.

 

Check out the folks who came out to support her inside…

 photo JenniferLopezJenniferLopezhonored2500thLLxymWzcyeex_zps53118695.jpg

Of course this flawless chick would twirl her way onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame in CHRISTIAN DIOR, the Pre-fall 2013 collection.  The gorgeous  cashmere & silk white & coral gown, accented with a bowtie belt, was accessorized with Brian Atwood platform black ankle strapped pumps and an animal print Valentino clutch. 

And the actress/dancer/producer/philanthropist/businesswoman/fashion diva was spotted entering the space with her long time manager Benny Medina (not pictured):

 photo JenniferLopezJenniferLopezLeavingWHotelN55grP3-JB2x_zps22f79a3b.jpg

 photo JenniferLopezJenniferLopezLeavingWHotelt_9Rc87XL8Wx_zps53bba90a.jpg

Her diamond H.Stern earrings matched her diamond ring, and she looked fabulous as usual for her big day.

 photo JenniferLopezJenniferLopezGetsStarWalkKCzMCb6XLqQx_zps655a2995.jpg

Keenan Ivory Wayans, who created "In Living Color", was on hand to give a tear jerker of a speech for J.Lo about the show where she made her first major tv debut as a dancer.  Jane Fonda, her co-star from Monster-In-Law (one of our faves….admit it, you’ve seen every cheesy J.Lo movie and loved it) was also there to give some words.

 photo JLO1_zps58ffaa26.jpg

 photo spl552791_010_zps6ca1b2cd.jpg

And Pitbull, her mom, dad and sister and kiddies Max, Emme and her niece were all there to support.  Sweet!

 

 photo spl565658_010_zpsa542a3bb.jpg

Don’t cry away all that bronzed fabness Jenny.

 

 photo article-2345432-1A6D55C0000005DC-921_634x509_zpse69e6e12.jpg

 photo spl565826_008_zps04405a43.jpg

And, of course, her man Casper Smart was there.  Not sure how much longer that’s gonna last, but dude better soak it all in:

 photo spl565658_022_zpsfb4ffc5d.jpg   

Congrats J.Lo!

 

BONUS: Tupac Shakur will also receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously.  Check out the story here.

 

Photos: Pacific Coast News/SPLASH/INF

TV BITS: Fantasia DISHES ON SINGING Andrea Bocelli, RETURNING To Broadway + Sanya Richard Ross REVEALS “Sanya’s Glam & Gold” PREMIERE Date + Shamicka Lawrence JOINS “Hollywood Exes”

 photo 945527_10151520866358382_408842434_n.jpg

Fantasia appeared on the TODAY Show where she discussed her tour with Andrea Bocelli and her return to Broadway.  Watch the clip inside and find out when WE tv will debut the new reality show starring Olympic champion gold medalist Sanya Richards Ross.  Also, find out the latest ex-wife who’s headed to "Hollywood Exes."

 

Earlier this morning, "Lose To Win" singer Fantasia chatted it up with Kathie Lee and Hoda on the fourth hour of TODAY.  Fantasia, who’s been doing concert dates with famed opera singer Andrea Bocelli, promoted their upcoming performance with the New York City Orchestra later this evening at the Prudential Center.  

During the interview, Fantasia talked about singing in Italian, raising her kids as a single mom and using her testimony to inspire fans.  She also announced that she’ll return to Broadway in October 2013, but kept project deets under wraps.  

 photo fanny2.png

During one light-hearted moment of the segment, Fantasia commented on Kathie Lee’s jewelry and Kathie Lee responded by immediately taking the necklace off and giving it to her as a gift. 

Watch the interview here:

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

And coming to the small screen this summer….

 photo SanyasGlamAndGold.jpg

Four-time U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross has signed on for a new WE tv original docu-series, entitled “Sanya’s Glam & Gold.” Premiering Thursday, July 25th at 10pm ET/PT, the show will follow the track superstar’s fast-paced life and high-profile marriage to NFL star Aaron Ross (who’s won two Super Bowl Championships).

The show was filmed primarily in Austin, Texas, which serves as the homebase for the couple who met in college at the University of Texas and married in 2010.  Speaking about the show in a WE tv press release, Sanya said,

“I’m so thrilled to have this opportunity to open up my life and marriage to viewers and to introduce them to my incredibly supportive, and let’s be honest, sometimes-crazy family.

I hope that in addition to being entertained by my journey since my victories last summer at the Olympic games, viewers will also identify with the challenges I face—and that all modern women face—to balance work, family, a husband and everything else life throws our way. There’s never a dull moment and things can sometimes get out of control, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

Outside of Texas, the show also filmed in Jacksonville, Florida, New York City and Jamaica.  The show is helmed by executive producers Jason Carbone (Tia & Tamara, Run’s House) and Nick Lee (Run’s House, The Bachelorette).

 

In other tv additions…..

 photo article-2327836-19E54CB2000005DC-20_634x937.jpg

There’s a new high-profile addition to VH1′s hit "Hollywood Exes" and she’s the ex-wife of our fave sitcom boyfriend/hubby of 90s.  A new press release from VH1, has revealed that Shamicka Lawrence, the ex-wife of Martin Lawrence,  will join the current cast which includes Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of Eddie Murphy, Sheree Fletcher, ex-wife of Will Smith, Andrea Kelly, ex-wife of R. Kelly, Jessica Conseco, ex-wife of Jose Canseco, and Mayte Garcia, ex-wife of Prince.

IndieWire posted a synopsis of this season…

Drea, who has been spending her time between Chicago and Los Angeles, is not happy with Jessica for some choice words she shared with Drea on Twitter. After returning to L.A., she and Jessica will finally have it out, resulting in one of the most explosive – and honest – confrontations in the show’s history. Meanwhile, Jessica struggles with being the single mom of a rebellious teenager – Josie has been acting out and her grades are slipping. Mayte, who has been desperate to have a child, makes plans to adopt a one-year-old baby. The others worry that everything is happening too fast – what if something goes wrong and Mayte loses another child? Finally, Shamicka’s wounds from her divorce are still fresh – her divorce from Martin Lawrence was just recently finalized. Every day brings new challenges that only a Hollywood Ex can understand, but thankfully the others are there to help her find her way.

We’re wondering why Daphne Wayans wasn’t included in the synopsis. Did she make the final cut? We heard rumbles producers may have put her of the show early. We shall see.

The new season of "Hollywood Exes" premieres on July 8, 2013, at 10pm ET/PT, with 13 1-hour episodes.

 

Randomness:

1. Soledad O’Brien inks deal with HBO "Real Sports". Story.

2. The Steve Harvey Show renewed through 2016. Story.

 

 

Photos via WENN/Barrazza/WeTV/Peter Kramer/NBC

HOLLYWOOD: Steve Harvey Receives Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame + Cedric The Entertainer, Samuel Jackson & More ATTEND

 photo wennsev1.jpg

Earlier today, Steve Harvey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in honor of his many contributions to the entertainment industry.  See the photos inside….

 photo SteveHarveyHonoredHollywoodWalkFameMSXvSWqwXFOl.jpg

Today, legendary comedian Steve Harvey (atop with former "Steve Harvey Show" co-stars Wendy Raquel RobinsonCedric The Entertainer) was honored with a star in the radio section of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. 

 photo wennstev23.jpg

Though his star is in the radio section of the famed boulevard, Steve has made successful forays into both television and film. Fellow talk show hosts Ellen Degeneres and Dr. Phil also came out to support him.  Sweet!

 photo SteveHarveyHonoredHollywoodWalkFameUWdDu_5GYUel.jpg

Famed actor Samuel Jackson was also there….looking so Fresh & so Clean like Steve.

 photo SteveHarveyHonoredHollywoodWalkFamehiJG3c1uCCml.jpg

The kaaaaangs!  Cedric The Entertainer posed for pic with his former "The Steve Harvey Show" co-star and fellow King of Comedy.

 photo SteveHarveyHonoredHollywoodWalkFameqAaay22A3o3l.jpg

 photo swf1.jpg    

Steve also celebrated with his fab wife Marjorie Havery and all the children. 

When speaking about his success and his large porfolio of projects (radio, tv, film) he told Variety, "I just always wanted to keep evolving and reinventing myself.  Most people get stuck on one idea and you can miss out on a lot of opportunities … but everything is centered around my comedy.”

Congrats Steve!

 

 

Photos FayesVision/WENN.com

Kerry Washington TELLS “ELLE” Magazine Why She’s The LUCKIEST Chick In HOLLYWOOD + Rochelle Aytes STARS In ABC’s “Mistresses” (Trailer)

 photo elle-01-june-cover-kerry-washington-0613-xln-lgn.jpg

Kerry Washington covers the June 2013 issue of ELLE Magazine when she reflects on the career she thought she’d have and why she’s the luckiest chick in Hollywood.  Find out what she said inside and watch the ABC trailer for "Mistresses".

 

In the June 2013 issue of ELLE Magazine, screen goddess Kerry Washington reflected on the career she thought she’d have in academia and why she never expected to become a leading lady.  Also, the "Scandal" actress, who turned heads at the 2013 Met Ball last night, commented on her red carpet process and the village of fashionable people it takes to help her create memorable looks.  Here are the highlights:

On her current success: "I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don’t get to ask for more.

When asked if as a girl she thought she’d ever consider modeling or becoming a film actress: "I was not that girl. I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic."

On getting red-carpet ready: "I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, Let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet."

On the career Washington thought she’d pursue: "I imagined I’d be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity. I’d figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people."

 

See Kerry’s photoshoot here:

 photo elle-02-june-cover-kerry-washington-0613-xln-lgn.jpg

Embroidered tweed jacket, Giambattista Valli, capitolcharlotte.com. Cotton denim shirt, Blk Dnm

 photo elle-04-june-cover-kerry-washington-0613-xln-lgn.jpg

Skirt by Tom Ford, Shirt by Blk Dnm, Brooches, Ring by Piaget, at Piaget

 photo elle-03-june-cover-kerry-washington-0613-xln-lgn.jpg  

Skirt, earrings, belt by Balmain, Crewneck by A|X Armani Exchange,

 photo elle-05-june-cover-kerry-washington-0613-xln-lgn.jpg

Jacket by Giorgio Armani, Shorts by Levi’s, Diamond necklace by Piaget

 

Watch BTS video here:

Also in television news….

 photo mistresses-rochelle-aytes-1.jpg

Actress Rochelle Aytes, who’s playing the role of Pebbles in the VH1 flim “Crazy, Sexy Cool: The TLC Story,", is set to star in ABC’s upcoming summer series "The Mistresses". Also starring Alyssa Milano, the series tells the story of four friends, each on her own path to self-discovery. Rochelle plays April, a woman who’s looking to start over after the death of her husband.

Watch the trailer here:

 

“Mistresses” premieres Monday, June 3 at 9 p.m. CST on ABC.

 

BABY FAB: Cassie THROWS Lola Monroe A HOLLYWOOD Baby Shower With Teairra Mari & Tocarra Jones

 photo pret4.jpg

Rapper Lola Monroe celebrated the pending arrival of her bundle of joy with a Hollywood Hills baby shower thrown by Cassie. See pics from the party inside… 

 photo cassiew2.jpg

Former stripper turned video vixen turned rapper Lola Monroe was spotted glowing during her baby shower in the Hollywood Hills over the weekend.

 photo pret5.jpg  

The party was thrown by Diddy’s gal Cassie whom Lola thanked for the beautiful celebration tweeting, ‘"Thaank u @CassieSuper 4 being so special n throwing me such a beautiful baby shower!!ur such a great friend #Rare #Genuine Love u so much! ?"

 photo pret1.jpg

Casse was all smiles as she rubbed Lola’s baby bump. And you’ll recall that Lola made an appearance on Cassie’s "All Gold, All Girls (Remix)."

 photo pret3.jpg

Guests included singer Teairra Mari, top model Toccara Jones, rapper Hazel-E and eye lash guru Jammal Buster.  Lola tweeted, "So much love today…friends and family..in town to the ones that flew in. Thank you for joining us to be apart of something special."

 

 photo cassiew1.jpg

Lola’s body hugging maternity dress was by BCBG. 

 

EXTRAS:

1.  New Orleans rapper Mr. Magic, who was once signed to No Limit records, died Friday night in a car accident.  The crash, which occured in Hattiesburg, MS, also claimed the life of his wife.  Reportedly, the couple’s 12-year-old daughter survived the accident.  Story.  

 

Photos via IG

HOUSE PORN: John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Take Us INSIDE Their GORGE Hollywood Hills Home In ‘Architectural Digest’

 photo cn_imagesizejohn-legend-06-terrace-h670_zps01e425d8.jpg

John Legend and his fiancee Chrissy Teigen are showing off their gorgeous Cali home.  And thanks to Architectural Digest, we’re getting all the details on their domestic bliss in the Hollywood Hills.

 

Pics and deets inside…

He’s already got 9 Grammys (and a room to house them).  And a vintage 1960′s inspired laid back Hollywood home.  So 34-year-old John Legend let the much respected house porn magazine Architectural Digest delve into his designs.   By the way, he says he found his designer, Don Stewart of the L.A. firm Desiderata Design, through his G.O.O.D. Music head honcho, Kanye West.  Kanye was also a client.

John on the couple’s design style

“Our style is chic and tailored but also earthy and casual.  Since this is our first home in Los Angeles, we wanted it to feel right not only for us but also for this city.”

Don on the Asian influence

“The first time we saw the house we were really inspired by the overall vibe.  I told John and Chrissy that it reminded me of a Thai temple. That Asian influence was something they responded to, especially since she is half Thai.”

 

Check out the rest of the pics of their indoor-outdoor living–with a Yamaha piano, silk shag carpeting, teak cabinetry, and sea grass walls– below:

 photo item1renditionslideshowWideHorizontaljohn-legend-02-exterior_zps0b611b70.jpg  photo item2renditionslideshowWideHorizontaljohn-legend-03-living-room_zpsca4965f1.jpg  photo item3renditionslideshowWideHorizontaljohn-legend-04-kitchen_zpsea4e3863.jpg  photo item4renditionslideshowWideHorizontaljohn-legend-10-master-suite_zpsa3c5b5ce.jpg

 photo item0renditionslideshowWideHorizontaljohn-legend-06-terrace_zpsfd691f95.jpg

John will be leaving his serene home for a while later this year for an international tour, and will be releasing his new album, Love in the Future.

 

Photography by Roger Davies

SPOTTED: Rihanna & Chris Brown PARTYING IN West Hollywood

 photo gstone3_zpsf309e8ba.jpg

Rihanna and Chris Brown were out partying in the LA area last night.  Together.  See their pics inside…

 photo gstone2_zps4787c0cc.jpg

Last night, Rihanna was spotted heading into Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, CA.

 photo gstone1_zps3e6ae573.jpg

Inside the club, she was seen partying with Chris Brown.  The duo are currently working on another collaboration which will likely end up on one of Chris’ upcoming projects.  Oh how convenient.

 photo gstone4_zps9c8632a6.jpg

Later on, Chris was also seen leaving Greystone as well (he and Rihanna came in separate vehicles).  Chris recently tweeted about the winter collection of his "Black Pyramid" line becoming available.  So….we guess Kae will finally get her girl’s version of that line "The Kill" off the ground…


Photos via JCalderon / Splash News