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SHOW OFFS: Tyra Banks, Shemar Moore, Wayne Brady & MORE At The 2013 CBS Summer Stars Party

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With her very smokey eyes and pursed pink lips, "ANTM" host and creator Tyra Banks was among the celebs spotted at the Television Critic Association’s Summer Press Tour – CBS/CW/Showtime Party in Beverly Hills.  At a first look, chick looked a bit vampy and scary.  Like she woke up with running eye makeup and decided to make it a look.  But it was actually done on purpose.  And….maybe it works for her. 

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Maybe.  For the event, a tousled Tyra wore a a black curve hugging lace dress, Walter Steiger Fall 2013 pumps and tassel earrings.

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ANTM Cycle 20 starts August 2 and will feature male contestants!  Cycle 20 though?  Sheesh.

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"NCIS:  Los Angeles" star LL Cool J sported his signature Kangol.

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Emmy winning "House Of Lies" actor Don Cheadle was there with his longtime girlfriend.

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Wayne Brady was on hand, hoping to "Make A Deal".

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"Criminal Minds" star Shemar Moore just landed a role as one of the animated voices in "Justice League:  War".

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And the ladies of "The Talk", Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, and Sharon Osbourne also walked the press line together.  Cute dress for Aisha.

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"Entertainment Tonight" host Rocsi wore a cute black dress with a leather jacket. 

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Arsenio Hall, who’s headed back into the latenight game, was there to promote "The Arsenio Hall Show" which debuts September 9.

 

Photos via AdMedia / Splash News

America’s MOST WANTED Rappers Lil’ Wayne, T.I. And 2 Chainz COVERS “XXL” Magazine’s JULY/AUGUST 2013 Issue

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On the July/August 2013 cover of XXL, three of the biggest name in rapper music, T.I., 2 Chainz and Lil’ Wayne came together to promote their upcoming tour.  See each cover inside….

 

For their July/August 2013 issue, XXL printed up four covers touting the 2013 America’s Most Wanted Music Festival and its headliners Lil Wayne, T.I., and 2 Chainz. Before the trio hits the stage for their first tour stop (Birmingham, AL on July 9) the special cover package includes interviews and a solo cover with all three MCs.

Inside, Lil’ Wayne discussed his recent health issues, 2 Chainz talks about his successful solo debut and T.I. opens up about looking for a new record deal for Grand Hustle.

Also, the issue includes features on Kevin Liles empire, Mac Miller, Pusha T and Danny Brown. The new issue of XXL hits stands nationally on June 18.

Check out the solo covers here:

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Fortunately for 2 Chainz, the magazine went to press before he was robbed at gunpoint….and a tape surfaced!  We don’t condone violence, but it’s a shame that his entourage deserted him in the face of danger.  We wonder if he’s keeping those dudes on the payroll….

That robbery tape was a bling-ery of mess… 

 

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DJ Khaled’s “No New Friends” VIDEO Ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne + Nas, Azealia Banks & Kendrick Lamar Rock The Governor’s Ball

The video that inspired that best Drake memes of all time is here.  DJ Khaled‘s 1996-inspired video for "No New Friends" just dropped and we’ve got it inside.  Plus, pics of Azealia Banks, Nas & Kendrick Lamar tearing down the Governor’s Ball stage…

Drizzy, Weezy & Ricky wanted to bring it back tot he 90′s Cash Money days for the "No New Friends" video.  It explains why Drake was dressed 90′s style on the set of the video, which also lead to hilarious memes of Drake from the set going viral.

The Colin Tilley-directed visuals are for the track that appears on Khaled’s upcoming Suffering From Success album.  Check out "Now New Friends" above.

 

 

In other rap news, Azealia Banks put on her brightest, most revealing outfit for the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island Saturday in New York City:

 

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Your fave mermaid lover rocked out with "Yung Rapunxel" from her upcoming Broke With Expensive Taste album as well as her hit "212".  By the way, her newest single on the way is with Pharrell, and it’s called "ATM Jam".

 

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Kendrick Lamar rocked a scary sweatshirt and matching pants as he took the stage to rock hits from his debut album m.a.d. city, good kid.

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And Nas turned it out in his Timbs and all his classics.  Nice!

 

The Randomness:

1.  Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, just announced his official run for the US Senate.  CHECK IT

2.  Allen Iverson‘s ex-wife Tawanna wants Allen thrown in jail because he STILL hasn’t honored his child support orders and made proper payments.  STORY

Photog: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images North America

 

KID FAB: Reginae Carter GRADUATES From Middle School, Lil’ Wayne & Toya Wright CELEBRATE + Reggie Bush & Lilit Avagyan Reveal Baby Name

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Lil’ Wayne, Birdman and Toya Wright all turned up to watch Reginae Carter graduated middle school.  See the pics inside and find out what Reggie Bush named his baby girl. 

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Reginae Carter, the daughter of hip-hop king Lil’ Wayne and Toya Wright is growing up!  The Paparazzi Princesses author AND honor roll student graduated from middle school this week with her mom, Toya Wright and dad, Lil’ Wayne there to cheer her on. 

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Proud mama Toya shared a few pics on instagram of her mom, Wayne’s mom and family friends saying, "I’m so proud of my angel. Honor Roll student on her way to highschool. Beauty and Brains. #proudmama"

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Memphitz was there to cheer on Reginae as well.

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And taking a page out of Russell and Kimora’s blended family book, everyone got together and posed for a great family photo: Lil’ Wayne, Toya, Birdman (with daughter Bria and son Bryan) and Memphitz.

 

And in baby news….

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As we previously reported, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush and his fiancee Lilit Avagyan welcomed a beautiful baby girl recently.  And now, we’ve learned her name — Briseis. If you’re wondering where he got the name from, Reggie explained it to Life & Style,

"It’s Greek. We were watching the movie Troy and my fiancée, who was my girlfriend at the time, said, ‘If we ever have a daughter, can we name her that?’ And a couple of months later, wouldn’t you know! The name was picked out months before she was even thought about. It’s crazy."

And the first-time father also revealed that he went through a range of emotions on May 6, the day Briseis was born.

"I was nervous, I was excited, I was scared, I was happy. Every emotion possible was running through me. And then you’re like, ‘I can’t believe this is my baby.’ It was really emotional when I was first holding her."

Now that he and Lilit has a bundle of joy…things have changed.  When asked how fatherhood has changed him, he told L&S,

"It has grounded me more. When you have a child, everything you do is about them," he confides. "You’re thinking about your child first. Everything. It’s grounded me a lot more."

Congrats to the happy couple.

 

KID FAB: Reginae Carter GRADUATES From Middle School, Lil’ Wayne & Toya Wright CELEBRATE + Reggie Bush & Lilit Avagyan Reveal Baby Name

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Lil’ Wayne, Birdman and Toya Wright all turned up to watch Reginae Carter graduated middle school.  See the pics inside and find out what Reggie Bush named his baby girl. 

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Reginae Carter, the daughter of hip-hop king Lil’ Wayne and Toya Wright is growing up!  The Paparazzi Princesses author AND honor roll student graduated from middle school this week with her mom, Toya Wright and dad, Lil’ Wayne there to cheer her on. 

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Proud mama Toya shared a few pics on instagram of her mom, Wayne’s mom and family friends saying, "I’m so proud of my angel. Honor Roll student on her way to highschool. Beauty and Brains. #proudmama"

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Memphitz was there to cheer on Reginae as well.

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And taking a page out of Russell and Kimora’s blended family book, everyone got together and posed for a great family photo: Lil’ Wayne, Toya, Birdman (with daughter Bria and son Bryan) and Memphitz.

 

And in baby news….

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As we previously reported, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush and his fiancee Lilit Avagyan welcomed a beautiful baby girl recently.  And now, we’ve learned her name — Briseis. If you’re wondering where he got the name from, Reggie explained it to Life & Style,

"It’s Greek. We were watching the movie Troy and my fiancée, who was my girlfriend at the time, said, ‘If we ever have a daughter, can we name her that?’ And a couple of months later, wouldn’t you know! The name was picked out months before she was even thought about. It’s crazy."

And the first-time father also revealed that he went through a range of emotions on May 6, the day Briseis was born.

"I was nervous, I was excited, I was scared, I was happy. Every emotion possible was running through me. And then you’re like, ‘I can’t believe this is my baby.’ It was really emotional when I was first holding her."

Now that he and Lilit has a bundle of joy…things have changed.  When asked how fatherhood has changed him, he told L&S,

"It has grounded me more. When you have a child, everything you do is about them," he confides. "You’re thinking about your child first. Everything. It’s grounded me a lot more."

Congrats to the happy couple.

 

PepsiCo DROPS Mountain Dew Spokesman Lil’ Wayne Over CONTROVERSIAL Emmett Till Lyric + Mary Mary Rock EBONY Cover, Tina Campbell Admits To Trying To STAB Husband Over His INFIDELITY

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Lil’ Wayne has lost his Mountain Dew endorsement following criticism over his "Emmitt Till" lyric.  Find out what PepsiCo said inside and hear what Mary Mary told EBONY Magazine about Erica‘s solo project and the infidelity that rocked Tina’s marriage.  Read more inside…

 

It seems like the good folks at Mountain Dew are paying closer attention to the rappers they associate their brand with, now that they’ve also dropped Lil Wayne from the roster.  A few days ago, we told you about the embarassing ad the company yanked featuring Tyler, The Creator and now they’ve bowed to public pressure and fired Lil’ Wayne too.

Lil’ Wayne, who has been appearing in Mountain Dew ads since 2012, infuriated the family of Emmitt Till, after his "Karate Chop" song included the lyric, "Pop a lot of pain pills, ’bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels … beat that p***y up like Emmett Till."

Though he sent a letter apologizing to the family, it was rejected by the descendants and along with mounting criticism from the public, Pepsi Co announced late Friday that Weezy’s "offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand."  These rappers gonna learn today…

Though the company did not provide any specifics, the departure was confirmed by Sarah Cunningham, a publicist for Lil Wayne who covered up by saying the split was due to "creative differences… That’s about all I can tell you at this time."

For those who may not recall the specifics of the legendary Mississippi murder, Emmitt Till was a 14-year-old Black child who was beaten and disfigured beyond identification for allegedly flirting with a white woman in 1955.  And this is how Weezy described his sexual prowess.

 

 

And on magazine racks….

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Mary Mary duo (Tina & Erica Campbell) cover EBONY Magazine’s June 2103 issue, which celebrates Black Music month.  Inside the shockingly candid interview, the reality tv stars open up about infidelity and Erica’s decision to go solo. 

Here are the highlights:

Tina on discovering her husband was having an affair:
“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband…I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times…I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt. ”

Erica on husband going into the ministry:
“I feel like my husband has been called to minister…Now I said, ‘Lord, when I first started dating this guy he worked for Death Row Records, but he was from the church. That was a perfect combination for me: a little street, a little church.’”

 

Damn Tina!  Not stab his ass AND change the will. 

And in celebration of Father’s Day, EBONY spotlights Ziggy Marley, Chris Paul, Mike Tyson Cory Booker and other celebs who express gratitude and appreciation for what their fathers taught them.

The "Mary Mary" issue of EBONY hits magazine stands on May 7th.

VIDEO FAB: Nicki Minaj & Lil’ Wayne GET IT POPPING In “High School”

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YMCMB All-Stars Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Wayne team up for a hot love scene in Nicki’s latest video "High School."  Get the deets inside…

 

Nick Minaj has finally released the highly anticipated "High School" video featuring Lil’ Wayne.  Directed by Benny Boom, the clip takes a page out of old gangsta films like Scarface as Lil’ Wayne starts out doing business with Mr. Big, but ends up in bed with Mr. Big’s lady (Nicki).  

The clip features Nicki flaunting her world-famous assets in a variety of bikinis and high-end stilettos, culminating in a hot love scene between Nicki and Weezy.  Now we know where those bikini back shots came from.

Watch the "High School" video here:

Lil Wayne Gives First Post-Hospital Interview, Reveals “I’m Epileptic”

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It’s Weezy‘s first interview since his seizure-ridden weekend that led to him ending up in ICU for several days this month.  The rapper finally reveals the real reasons behind the seizures, his new diagnoses, and his gripe with the false rumors….

Weezy did a phone interview with DJ Fellie Fel over at Power 106 Thursday evening.  And for the first time, he spoke out in detail about all the drama that went down over a week ago with him being hospitalized for his multiple seizures.  We’ve now learned the explanation–he’s been diagnosed with epilepsy, and is prone to seizures when feeling stressed and exhausted.

He also had some things to say about TMZ and their report about him being near-death.  The sports fan even gave his opinion on the renaming of the New Orleans Hornets to the Pelicans, why he won’t be going back to a Miami Heat game, and dished on his new tracks off I Am Not A Human Being II.

Here’s the highlights:

On the seizures: “The bad news is I’m an epileptic. I’m prone to seizures. This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures, ya’ll just never hear about them. But this time it got real bad ’cause I had three of them in a row and on the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 percent. Basically, I could’ve died, so that is why it was so serious….But the reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself. That’s just typical me though.”

On his past health issues: “I have people around me. I actually have [the seizures] so much they already know what to do. They already know how to handle it. Certain times I don’t even go to the hospital, but this time, it was real bad because it was three in a row, and I’ve never had three back to back like that.  The third one was so bad and I live in the hills in L.A. So the reason why it was bad was that I live all the way at the top, so you know how hard it is getting down those hills. That was what was so scary about it.”

On TMZ’s report that he nearly died: “That’s what they do. I can’t be upset at that. I get upset at my kids when they do things that I tell them not to do. I can’t be upset at TMZ for doing what they do. They gon’ probably come out tomorrow and say something else about somebody else that ain’t true. That’s what they do. The truth isn’t good enough for them, so they gotta twist everything up.”

Check out the full audio below:

 

VISITING HOURS: Drake Visits Lil Wayne At The Hospital, Ron “Slim” Williams Talks Wayne’s Hospital Release

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The YMCMB fam is flocking to Cedars-Sinai Hospital to visit their head honcho Lil Wayne.  A somber Drizzy inside….

After reports hit the net last night that Wayne was in critical condition in the ICU after suffering more seizures, rapper Drake was seen leaving Cedars-Sinai Hospital around 8:50pm PT Friday night after visiting his good friend.

As previously reported, the 30-year-old rapper was admitted to the hospital Friday afternoon after one of his bodyguards found him in his room, on the floor and unconscious. 

While Wayne’s publicist confirmed another seizure occurred Friday, after he was just released on Wednesday for the same issue, TMZ reported further info that Wayne’s prognosis was uncertain, that he’s in an induced coma, and people were coming to say their goodbyes.

Wayne’s friends and family (and a tweet from Wayne’s account) deny those stories and maintain he is recovering.  Ronald “Slim” Williams, co-founder of Cash Money records, called in to Seattle’s Eric Powers & Karen Wild radio show yesterday to Wayne is fine and may be released the next day (Saturday).  He was at Lil Wayne’s side in the hospital:

 

Interestingly, Lil Wayne’s album I Am Not A Human Being 2 drops March 26th.

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BREAKING! Report Claims Lil Wayne Is BEING READ HIS RITES In CRITICAL CONDITION At Hospital After MORE SEIZURES…But Mack Maine Says “He’s Alive & Well”

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Rapper Lil’ Wayne has reportedly been put into an induced coma in the ICU of Cedars-Sinai Hospital.  And while one credible reports claims he’s been convulsing uncontrollably and "is being read his rites," Wayne’s crew is oddly tweeting that he is FINE.  Details inside….

 

Lil’ Wayne was reportedly admitted to the ICU of Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A. following another round of seizures today.  Wayne, who had already been hospitalized and released earlier this week, was rushed back to the hospital after one of his bodyguards allegedly found him unconscious.

According to TMZ, Wayne was put in restraints to control his shaking, and when he did not stabilize, he was placed into an induced coma.  The site reports he is now breathing through tubes.  

The site also reports that witnesses tell them a lot of tears are being shed at his bedside and members of his family and other prominent rap artists are at his bedside.

A source told TMZ that the alleged cause of the  mystery seizures were due to Wayne going on a Sizzurp binge after he got out of the hospital on Wednesday, and his stomach had to be pumped three times to get Codeine out of his system.

Oddly enough, both Mack Maine and Birdman–close members of Weezy’s crew–have been tweeting that this reports is untrue.  At least in part.

Mack Maine said just a few minutes ago about YMCMB’s commander in chief:

Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon. #love

We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!

Birdman said:

My son is in good spirit..feelin much betta…be home soon.YMCMB

We’re not sure WTF is going on exactly, but will be updating with this "statement" as soon as it’s released.