R&B star Chris Brown called on his celebrity friends to take part in a friendly kickball match to support his charity on Saturday (19Jul14). The Kiss Kiss hitmaker gathered his pals at the Glendale Sports Complex in California to raise funds for his Symphonic Love Foundation, which supports arts programs for youngsters.
Brown served as the captain of an all-star team which included Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton, Christina Milian, Omarion, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and DJ Khaled, and they went up against a team led by Sean 'Diddy' Combs' stepson Quincy, who saw over a crew including The Game, Ne-Yo, Keke Palmer and Amber Rose.
Brown, who was released from jail last month (Jun14) following a three-month stint behind bars, led his team to victory and even treated the fans in attendance to a performance of his new single, Loyal.
Hip-hop star Dj Khaled has become the latest celebrity to launch his own range of high-end headphones. The All I Do Is Win hitmaker has teamed up with Bang & Olufsen and Heads Audio bosses to create his own premium collection of products to rival brands such as Dr. Dre's hugely successful Beats By Dre line, which was recently acquired by Apple chiefs.
Announcing the deal in a statement, Khaled says, "Today I am proud to announce that I have partnered with Heads Audio & Bang Olufsen (sic) to create the best audio in the market place, We The Best Sound.
"We The Best Sound represents the very best in audio entertainment. Alongside the prestigious Bang Olufsen (sic) brand, We The Best Sound and Heads Audio will provide the listener with the highest quality sound in electronic audio entertainment and will continue to carry on the tradition in excellence set by Bang Olufsen (sic)."
He has also shared a photo of the red and gold-coloured headphones on his Instagram.com page.
Rappers 50 Cent and Ludacris also front the premium headphone lines SMS Audio and Soul Electronics, respectively.
British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran took part in a musical game on TV by converting iconic hip-hop anthems into country tracks during an appearance on Live From MTV this week (beg09Jun14), picking out rap song titles from a cowboy hat and transforming them into a country style. Sheeran, armed with just his guitar, successfully transformed Jay Z's classic 99 Problems and All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled, as well as R. Kelly's Ignition (Remix).
Hip-hop mogul Jay Z has come under fire from officials at America's Major League Lacrosse (MLL) organisation after dismissing the sport as "soft" in a new song. The Empire State of Mind hitmaker, real name Shawn Carter, makes the comment in his new DJ Khaled collaboration They Don't Love You No More, in which he takes verbal jabs at an unnamed adversary - believed to be Drake - who hails from Canada, where Lacrosse is a popular activity.
In one line, he quips, "Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my drawstring/Wrong sport, boy, you know you're as soft as a Lacrosse team", and the lyrics have angered professional lacrosse players and supporters.
Now a representative for the MLL has hit back at the rapper and dared him to try his hand at the contact sport.
A statement issued by MLL officials to MTV.com reads: "Lacrosse is often called the fastest sport on two feet. Players are on the field dodging and shooting balls at over 100 miles per hour.
"With that said, we don't think Jay Z knows what he's talking about when he calls Lacrosse 'soft'. I can guarantee you it is anything but a 'soft' sport. Mr. Carter would not last one minute on a Lacrosse field during a match and he is more than welcome to come to any of our games and try."
Jay Z and Drake have been exchanging barbs in public in recent months, after the Started From The Bottom rapper criticised the superstar for making "at least four art references" in his recent releases.
Jay fired back on the remix to Jay Electronica's track We Made It, rapping, "Sorry Mrs. Drizzy for so much art talk/Silly me rappin' 'bout s**t that I really bought", prompting Drake to respond by suggesting the former Brooklyn Nets minority owner was "somewhere eating a fondue plate" during the first-round play-off game between the New York-based basketball team and Drake's Toronto Raptors earlier this month (Apr14).
Dj Khaled has been threatened with legal action following allegations he plagiarised an album cover. Rapper Kolley has accused the All I Do Is Win hitmaker of copying his debut album cover artwork, which features a close-up picture of the rapper's face with a gold chain in his mouth.
Kolley, who released his debut, RNS, last month (Mar14), has sent a cease-and-desist letter insisting Khaled stop using the artwork or face further legal action, according to TMZ.com.
Katy Perry is beaming light from the top of the U.S. album charts after rocketing to number one with her new release Prism. Released during her birthday celebrations last week (beg21Oct13), the album has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 countdown with 286,000 sales, giving Perry her second chart-topper.
Perry, who is currently in Japan as part of a global promotional tour, also hit the top spot with Teenage Dream in 2010.
Prism shines in what is otherwise a poor sales week in America - sales were greater than those of the other top nine albums combined.
Last week's number one, Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt, slides to two, while Drake's Nothing Was the Same moves up a spot to three and Miley Cyrus' Bangerz slips two spots to four.
Lorde's Pure Heroine rounds out the new top five at five, ahead of new entries from Simon Cowell's new girl band Fifth Harmony (Better Together) and DJ Khaled (Suffering From Success).
Meanwhile, teenager Lorde has scored a fifth week at the top of the U.S. singles chart with Royals.
Perry stays put at two with her girl power anthem Roar and Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball is also unmoved at three.
A multi-million dollar lawsuit has been filed against T-Pain, Dj Khaled, Rick Ross, and Pitbull alleging the performers used The Batiste Brothers' music without permission. The $100,000,000 (GBP 66.6 million) lawsuit was filed in Louisiana last week (begs12Aug13) by Paul Batiste, who represents The Batiste Brothers band, a jazz ensemble founded in 1976.
Batiste accuses dozens of producers, rappers, record labels and music publishers of stealing the family's music and illegally using it in their own, without permission or compensation, according to AllHipHop.com.
The court papers read, "Defendants have blatantly poached beats, lyrics, melodies and chords from Plaintiff's songs."
Batiste is seeking a permanent injunction to prevent the defendants from using any further material and wants an award of actual damages and profits.
"I was just having fun with it and just show love (sic). Bring some excitement for my fans and connect with the record. I just wanted to tap into the emotion of the record and really spread a message. I was joking with it and having fun." DJ Khaled reveals he was only joking when he filmed a video proposal to pal Nicki Minaj last week (ends26Jul13).
Rapper Nicki Minaj has brushed off her labelmate Dj Khaled's romantic marriage proposal, insisting it was all just promotion for their new music collaboration. The producer filmed what appeared to be a heartfelt video message for MTV.com last week (ends26Jul13), expressing his desire to make the Super Bass beauty his wife and he even pulled out a large diamond ring.
In the clip, he spoke directly to Minaj and said, "I want to be honest with you. I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine... I want to let your fans know, my fans know, my family, your family, that I wanna marry you. I been working hard to get this ring... Nicki Minaj... will you marry me?"
Minaj remained silent about the proposal until late on Monday (29Jul13), when she shared a Twitter.com link with fans to their new promo for the track I Wanna Be With You and phoned in to New York's Hot 97 radio station to address the speculation about her love life.
The hip-hop star confessed she was just as stunned by the video proposal as everyone else - but she never took it seriously.
She told DJ Funkmaster Flex, "I was shocked just like the rest of the world and I was cracking up (laughing) like the rest of the world...
"Nobody in my life took it seriously... Let me set this straight: Khaled is my brother, OK? And Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal y'all, let it go! He was kidding!
"It was just another way for him to give the world a glimpse of the feeling of this record... He's not attracted to me, he doesn't like me. We're brother and sister."
Khaled is not the first artist signed to rap mogul Bryan 'Baby' Williams' Cash Money Records label or Lil Wayne's imprint Young Money Entertainment to fall for Minaj - Drake has also previously professed his love for his Moment 4 Life collaborator.
Every week, Hollywood gives us something to whine about, and the week of July 22 was no different. We could make a drinking game out of this week, but that would be too dangerous. Instead, we'll stick to the usual formula: varying levels of alcoholic respite depending on how bothersome the week's issues are. Is your biggest complaint this week a flimsy one? How about a light cocktail to take the edge off? Got a real bone to pick with a celeb or entertainment entity this week? Go ahead, grab a drink that'll put hair on your chest. Here are the week's entertainment stories that are forcing us to seek a bubbly or boozy refuge. And maybe an idea or two about how you should wash them down.
LIGHTEN UP WITH AN HRH COCKTAIL
Kate Middleton and Prince William welcome the Royal Baby and we can't help but wonder if the Seinfeldreferences in his name, George Alexander Louis, are intentional: George Costanza, Jason Alexander, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, anyone?
Bill Magnussen replaces Jake Gyllenhall in Into The Woods. What a shame...we've thought Jakey was a stereotypical shoe-in for musical theatre since Brokeback Mountain.
Kelly Rowland is lost (and then found) at sea. In a moment of weakness, she was overheard arguing with a jellyfish ("I don't think you ready for this, jelly!"), providing new meaning to some of her deepest lyrics.
WASH THIS WEEK DOWN WITH A gLASS OF MOSCATO
Kanye West's new clothing line sells $300 sweatshirts. I ain't sayin' he's a gold digger but...
DJ Khaled proposes to Nicki Minaj in an MTV interview. Even though they aren't even dating, she'll say yes since all he does is win win win no matter what.
Jason Sudeikis leaves Saturday Night Live, and even though his Joe Biden impersonation got us through last year's election, our biggest loss is b-boy Vance's groovy moves — What Up With That?
HIT THE HARDER STUFF WITH a PITCHER OF JUNGLE JUICE
Amanda Bynes is hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after lighting a driveway on fire. Amanda, please: your mom from Moody's Point is too far away to see your flaming S.O.S. signal. Only dancing lobsters and your real parents can save you now.
A Taylor Swift fan contest is canceled when a creepy 39-year-old man wins. Tay knew he was trouble when she saw his age.
Ten former contestants file a racism lawsuit against American Idol. If the case goes to court, the witnesses are required to sing their testimony.
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