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Lauryn Hill BLOWS OFF Her Landlord + “After Earth” DISAPPOINTS At The Box Office + Cops CALLED To Shemar Moore’s HOUSE

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Singer Lauryn Hill has chosen to vacate her NJ mansion. Get the deets on her pre-prison move inside and see how Will and Jaden Smith’s "After Earth" performed at the box office. Also, find out why the cops showed up at Shemar Moore’s house.   

 

After falling behind on her rent, troubled rapper Lauryn Hill reportedly informed her New Jersey landlords that she would vacate her rented-mansion on May 31 and settle up with them for $ 7,000 in back rent.  

But having to find new digs for herself and her kids is just one of the issues currently facing Lauryn.  We told you previously that she’s due to start her three month prison stint for tax evasion on July 8 and she’s been attacked for the lyrics of her "comeback" single "Neurotic Society." 

Outside of a few rants on her Tumblr page, Lauryn has been pretty silent about her future and how she’s dealing with the upcoming prison sentence.  We just hope she can hold it together. 

 

At the movies…..

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After a whirlwind promo schedule, which even included a few high profiles stunts in Europe (DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro were roped in), Will Smith’s action film, After Earth, didn’t live up to the high expectations of SONY pictures this weekend.  Falling victim to bad "word of mouth" and even more critical reviews, the film took in $ 27 million opening weekend, landing in third place at the box office. 

Though that figure may seem pretty high, it’s definitely NOT "Will Smith" status.  Made with a $ 130 Million budget, SONY tried to sugar coat the weekend gross saying, "While we were expecting more domestically, we believe the film will perform strongly when we open overseas over the next few weeks."

Good luck with that.  Meanwhile, Tyrese and Ludacris are still holding steady at number one with Fast & Furious 6.   

 

Here’s how the rest of the weekend turned out:

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And in LAPD news……

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We all know "Criminal Minds" star Shemar Moore’s party motto "What Happens At Shemar Moore’s House NEVER HAPPENED", but Saturday morning, one of Shemar’s guests told the LAPD "just what had happened."  According to TMZ, one of Shemar’s guests called the cops, claiming the actor assaulted her. And by the time cops arrived, both Shemar and the woman had accused one another of pushing and shoving.  And yep, alcohol was involved.  So what happened?

According to a police report, the guest claimed she was pushed into the pool and prevented from entering the house to dry off.  Although Shemar did arrive with towels (at the backdoor *snickers*), the "irate" guest was asked to leave the party and that led to the pushing and shoving.  The cops arrived at 3:45am to file their report, but no arrests were made because neither of them had injuries.  

SMH….it’s sad that they had to lay hands on each other but we wouldn’t want someone "fresh out the pool" walking through our posh L.A. house either.  Womp. 

EXTRAS:

1. The mother of star Bruno Mars died in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday. Bernadette Hernandez, 55 years old, died of a brain aneurysm. Story.

2.  Kelis hit with a $ 134K tax lien fro the federal government, bringing her tax debt to $ 740K.  Story.  

 

 

Photos via alwaysalist/boxofficemojo/Angela Weiss/Getty Images North America

HOUSE PORN: Robert Griffith III DROPS $2.5M On A New Virginia Mansion + Kanye West’s SOHO Pad On (Secret) SALE For $4.5M

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In the land of celebrity real estate, Robert Griffin III just dropped $ 2.5M on a pad in Northern Virginia while Kanye West is trying to unload his apartment in New York.  Get the deets and the pics inside…

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Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III just dropped $ 2.5 million on just built Mcmansion in Northern Virginia.

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Sitting on over three acres, the 9,000 square foot home is located in a luxurious golf course community and boasts five bedrooms, six baths and a wine cellar.

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Though RGIII signed on with the Redskins in 2012 for a reported $ 21.1Million, he and fiancee Rebecca Liddicoat still want some free gifts.  The twosome is registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond, and he thanked fans via WhoSay for sending gifts (pictured at the top) from the registry.

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Congrats on the new digs!

 

In other real estate news…..

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Kanye West’s famed SOHO apartment is now on the market for $ 4.5 million.  The fourth-floor unit, located at 25 West Houston St, which has seen the likes of Amber Rose AND Kim Kardashian (all in the same year), is said to feature a few unique "installations".  Aside from the very minimalist nature of the decor, ‘Ye’s got some very interesting details around the pad.

According to the NY Post, a broker explained that there is a long slender basin located five feet away from Kanye’s bed in the master bedroom. 

“It’s the height of a normal sink, but it’s a huge, long, granite object, probably about 9 feet long but only a couple of feet wide. At the front is a sink.  It was long and extremely narrow and very artsy-looking."  The broker continued, “The apartment is amazing. If you like modern and sleek spaces, this is it.

Also, after vistors enter the apartment and walk down a narrow hallway, they are greated by a statue.  “It looks like an angel, or a little boy Cupid, and it’s on a raised platform”

We’re sure most of Kanye’s prized possession are now in Paris (it seems that’s where he wants his next home to be in addition to the one he’s looking for with Kim in L.A.), but folks who actually saw the interior noted that the master suite’s walk-in closet had a dozen pair of expensive sneakers (mostly all Jordans) and there was an angel statue in the living room.

 

The Randomness:

1.  Congrats to Grant Hill on a successful 19 seasons in the NBA!  The baller announced his retirement yesteray during the Heat vs. Pacers game pre-show.  STORY

Photos via curbed.com/zillow/whosay

QUIET FOR THE HOUSE HUNTERS! Kanye & Kim Search For A New Lover’s Pad In Beverly Hills (PLUS Kanye GOES OFF On Paparazzo After Walking Into A Steel Pole!)

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Fresh off their much talked about appearance at the 2013 MET Ball in NYC, Kanye West and his woman Kim Kardashian jetted to L.A. so Kanye could film his cameo for the upcoming Anchorman 2 movie….and so they could look for a new home in Beverly Hills.

 

Pics of the house hunters inside….

When Anna Wintour (and/or her people) had Kim K.’s floral tragedy from the MET Ball cropped out of a pic with Kanye that they posted on VOGUE’s website today, it was the shade felt around the world.

But it looks like Kim isn’t fazed by it as she and her man Kanye are on the search for another mansion to make their love shack.  The twosome were spotted out in Beverly Hills today on the hunt.  And we have no idea why Kanye was Shhh’ing folks:

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The first home they bought together, in Bel Air, several months ago, they ended up selling two months after for a quick profit.  Apparently, they want something bigger and better than 10,000 square feet for $ 11 million. 

Must be nice…

*UPDATE*  When Kanye & Kim were walking on the street, Kanye was so busy trying to duck his head to doge the paparazzi cameras, that he walked smack dab into a sign with a steel bar.  After holding his head and Kim running to cradle him, Kanye popped off on a pap about folling him with cameras.  TMZ has the video.

How embarrasing…

 

Photos: INF

QUIET FOR THE HOUSE HUNTERS! Kanye & Kim Search For A New Lover’s Pad In Beverly Hills (PLUS Kanye GOES OFF On Paparazzo After Walking Into A Steel Pole!)

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Fresh off their much talked about appearance at the 2013 MET Ball in NYC, Kanye West and his woman Kim Kardashian jetted to L.A. so Kanye could film his cameo for the upcoming Anchorman 2 movie….and so they could look for a new home in Beverly Hills.

 

Pics of the house hunters inside….

When Anna Wintour (and/or her people) had Kim K.’s floral tragedy from the MET Ball cropped out of a pic with Kanye that they posted on VOGUE’s website today, it was the shade felt around the world.

But it looks like Kim isn’t fazed by it as she and her man Kanye are on the search for another mansion to make their love shack.  The twosome were spotted out in Beverly Hills today on the hunt.  And we have no idea why Kanye was Shhh’ing folks:

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The first home they bought together, in Bel Air, several months ago, they ended up selling two months after for a quick profit.  Apparently, they want something bigger and better than 10,000 square feet for $ 11 million. 

Must be nice…

*UPDATE*  When Kanye & Kim were walking on the street, Kanye was so busy trying to duck his head to doge the paparazzi cameras, that he walked smack dab into a sign with a steel bar.  After holding his head and Kim running to cradle him, Kanye popped off on a pap about folling him with cameras.  TMZ has the video.

How embarrasing…

 

Photos: INF

EVENT FAB: Kerry Washington, John Legend, Gabrielle Douglas & More DINE With The President And First Lady At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Kerry Washington, John Legend, Gabrielle Union were among the stars who laughed and joked with President Obama and Conan O’Brien at this year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. See pics inside….

 

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Last night was the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner where Washington meets Hollywood and A-list movies stars wine and dine with politicians. ABC’s "Scandal" star Kerry Washington was among the super stars who attended.

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Kerry wore a stylish Wes Gordon dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Vhernier jewelry, a Jil Milan bag, and a Movado watch. She tweeted from her fitting earlier in the day, "Just had my fitting with @Stephendatailor – my awesome go to tailor in DC! – getting EXCITED about tonight. #whcd.”

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"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes, who made TIMES 100 Most Influential list, recently penned an open letter about becoming a mother through adoption. 

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R&B crooner John Legend, who’s producing a new HBO series "Down Lo", attended the dinner.

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He arrived with his gorgeous fiance, "SI" model Chrissy Teigen.

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"SNL" alum and "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan brought out his pregnant fiance Megan Wollover.

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Tracy seems really excited about the upcoming birth as he kissed and posed with Megan’s baby bump.

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TV personality Gayle King posed with her daughter Kirby Bumpus.

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Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas made a perfect landing.

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She posed with "Bridesmaids" star Rebel Wilson.

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MSNBC personalities Al Roker and Chris Matthews shook hands, made faces and talked politics.  

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NY Giants baller Victor Cruz posed with fiancé Elaina Watley

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E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles looked amazing.

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Funnyman Conan O’Brien had the audience in stitches with jokes like,  "I have a question, and I think some of you also have this question. It’s been several months since you were reelected, sir, so I’m curious, why are you still sending everyone five emails a day asking for more money? You won! Do you have a gambling problem we don’t know about?"

"Did you put it all on Gonzaga?"(A reference to the president’s NCAA March Madness college basketball bracket) "You did, didn’t you? He did!"

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And President Obama wasn’t a slouch in the jokes department either.  He entered the room to the turn of DJ Khaled’s "All I Do Is Win" and told the audience, "I still make rookie mistakes..’Like, I’m out in California, we’re at a fundraiser, we’re having a nice time and I happened to mention that Kamala Harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. As you might imagine, I got trouble when I got back home. Who knew Eric Holder was so sensitive?"

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And while joking that, "I’m not the strapping young Socialist that I used to be", he took a page from out of the FLOTUS playbook and added "bangs" for a fresher look.

 

Watch some of Obama’s best jokes here:

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WEEKEND FUN: Mariah Passes Down Diva Lessons To Baby Monroe + Jamie Foxx & Channing Tatum DANCE IT UP At “White House Down” Premiere

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Blame it on the Goose…and the fact he’s filming one blockbuster at the same time another one of his blockbusters is hitting theaters.  Check out Jamie Foxx dancing it up with Channing "Magic Mike" Tatum in Mexico at the premiere of their new flick White House Down.  Plus, Mariah‘s getting little Monroe started early on how to diva walk for the cameras..

At the 5th Annual Summer of Sony in Cancun last night, the White House Down cast decided to go all-white for the premiere of their upcoming flick.  Jamie Foxx, who plays the President in the film (go figure), broke out dancing with his co-star Channing Tatum. 

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The fellas posed it up with their co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal and director Roland Emmerich.  Fun times indeed.  And YES to Channing Tatum after seeing that damn Magic Mike movie. 

 

Back in the states, "idol" judge Mariah Carey snapped some pics of herself showing her little girl Monroe Cannon how to walk like a diva in L.A.:

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Mommy MiMi rocked a cute flirty coral dress and nude sandals and said, ‘Ms. Monroe walking me out #divaintraining.’

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Too cute.

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Then Mariah snapped a hot pic of herself working in the studio.  Because every diva dresses like this just to hit the studio.  She said, ‘Off to mix my new single. #music=life (that’s not the song title ha ha).’

Not even mad.  She’s looking gorge these days.  Her first album in 3 years will be out soon.

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WEEKEND FUN: Mariah Passes Down Diva Lessons To Baby Monroe + Jamie Foxx & Channing Tatum DANCE IT UP At “White House Down” Premiere

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Blame it on the Goose…and the fact he’s filming one blockbuster at the same time another one of his blockbusters is hitting theaters.  Check out Jamie Foxx dancing it up with Channing "Magic Mike" Tatum in Mexico at the premiere of their new flick White House Down.  Plus, Mariah‘s getting little Monroe started early on how to diva walk for the cameras..

At the 5th Annual Summer of Sony in Cancun last night, the White House Down cast decided to go all-white for the premiere of their upcoming flick.  Jamie Foxx, who plays the President in the film (go figure), broke out dancing with his co-star Channing Tatum. 

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The fellas posed it up with their co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal and director Roland Emmerich.  Fun times indeed.  And YES to Channing Tatum after seeing that damn Magic Mike movie. 

 

Back in the states, "idol" judge Mariah Carey snapped some pics of herself showing her little girl Monroe Cannon how to walk like a diva in L.A.:

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Mommy MiMi rocked a cute flirty coral dress and nude sandals and said, ‘Ms. Monroe walking me out #divaintraining.’

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Too cute.

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Then Mariah snapped a hot pic of herself working in the studio.  Because every diva dresses like this just to hit the studio.  She said, ‘Off to mix my new single. #music=life (that’s not the song title ha ha).’

Not even mad.  She’s looking gorge these days.  Her first album in 3 years will be out soon.

Photos: Twitter/AP
 

SPOTTED: Vivica A. Fox Heads To The White House To Wine & Dine

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Actress Vivica A. Fox was spotted dining out in the nation’s capital last night.  Find out the historical event she attended inside….

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Vivica A. Fox was spotted in Washington, DC last night where she dined at the posh Oceanaire restaurant.  We wonder what her ex fiancee Slimm has been up to because Viv looks like she’s 100% over it.

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?Wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress and Christian Louboutain? heels, the movie star/televsion actress could barely make it down the street without being stopped for autographs and photos.  

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Vivica was in town for the unveiling of the new Rosa Parks statue.  And she hit Black History Month receptions at the White House and at the home of Vice President Biden.

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With several upcoming films slated for release (including Home Run, Crosstown & Queen City), Vivica is doing her talk show rounds with an appearance on ANDERSON LIVE tomorrow where she’ll co-host with Anderson Cooper.  Chick looks great these days.  That skin and makeup are working it out.  Nice.

 

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

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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:

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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

STILL WORKING: Nia Long & Larenz Tate REUNITE On “House of Lies” Set + Michelle Williams Joins FELA Tour

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Larenz Tate gave us a sneak peek of him and Nia Long sharing some screen time together again.  Their on-set pic inside, plus Michelle Williams’ new gig….

Looks like Darius & Nina are together again!  The former Love Jones co-stars are headed to the small screen, as previously reported, to appear on the new season of Showtime’s hit show "House of Lies."  The twosome will be joining the show’s star Don Cheadle.  Larenz will play Don’s (Marty’s) younger brother, while Nia will play Don’s consultant frenemy and former classmate.  And we can’t freakin’ wait.

Larenz posted a pic of them last night saying, "The 1 & only nialong & me chilling on the set of #HouseOfLies Season 2 Damn she’s fine!!"

Well aren’t they cute.  We’ll be watching….

 

 

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In other I GOT WORK news, singer Michelle Williams is putting her former Destiny’s Cild performance skills to good use by joining the cast of Fela! on their national tour.

Michelle, who previously rocked Broadway in Aida & The Color Purple, will play "Sandra" in the production that kicks off January 29th in Washington, D.C.  The tony Award-winning musical will travel to 16 cities to bring their high energy performance, which tells the story of African activist, musician and choreographer Fela Kuti, all over the country.  Congrats to her!

 

BONUS:

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Michelle spent New Year’s Eve in Hawaii with her sister-friend Kelly Rowland.  They snapped a few pics from their vacay with friend Latasha Wright. Cute!

 

Pics: Instagram/Twitter/Pacific Coast News