Rapper Iggy Azalea proved her sense of humour was fully intact on Friday (31Oct14) by dressing up as Shawn Wayans' drag character from his 2004 comedy White Chicks for Halloween.
Cruel critics have long compared the Fancy hitmaker's looks to those of brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans in drag, and Snoop Dogg recently hit headlines for mocking Azalea by posting one of the Internet memes on his Instagram.com page. In the caption for the side-by-side snap, he wrote, "so we just gonna ignore that fact that iggy look like marlon from white chicks (sic)".
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The Australian star took issue with Snoop's post, which followed another featuring her with no make-up, and accused him of cyber bullying, but the rappers subsequently put the feud behind them with the help of Azalea's mentor, T.I. The 24 year old can now see the funny side of the fall out and on Friday, she embraced the comparisons in the spirit of Halloween.
Azalea covered her face in pale powder and donned a pink shirt, denim jacket and skirt, white gloves and a bad blonde wig to play Tiffany Wilson, the rich socialite Wayans' cop character Kevin Copeland transforms into for an undercover job with his brother, Marcus, portrayed by Marlon Wayans.
She recruited a pal to dress up as Marcus and together, the pair headed to Jennifer Lopez's Halloween bash in Los Angeles, where stars including Demi Lovato partied the night away.
The spook-tacular event also featured a flashmob dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller, led my a man dressed as the King of Pop in his iconic red leather jacket. Taking to Twitter.com on Saturday (01Nov14), Azalea wrote, "@JLo Your party was awesome last night! The dancers!"
Jennifer Lopez left former American Idol star Pia Toscano lost for words on Tuesday night (14Oct14) when she turned up at the singer's 26th birthday party in Beverly Hills. Lopez, who championed the pretty wannabe as a judge on Idol and then hired her as a backing singer, heard Toscano was celebrating with family and friends at Crustacean restaurant and decided to surprise her.
An eyewitness tells People.com, "Pia was shaking when Jennifer walked in the door because she was so excited. She was so touched that Jennifer attended."
Lopez, who attended the bash with her best pal Leah Remini, also posed for a photo with the birthday girl before leaving.
Actor/filmmaker Tyler Perry is set to become a first-time father, according to reports.
The Alex Cross star is said to have announced the news to guests attending his 45th birthday party at his home in Atlanta, Georgia last week (ends19Sep14). He did not reveal who the mother of the child is, but he has been linked to Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele for the past five years. Perry has yet to publicly address the rumors, but he shared photos from his big bash on his Instagram.com page on Monday (22Sep14) as he thanked his famous friends for making it a night to remember.
Taking to the blog, he wrote, "I had never thrown myself a birthday party, so for my 45th I wanted to do something special. This is inside the tent where we had a two hour concert. Jennifer Holliday, Desiree Coleman Jackson, Tevin Campbell, Ledisi, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, Mary Mary, LeAnn Rimes, Yolanda Adams, Rachelle Ferrell and Stevie Wonder brought the house down. It was a night I'll never forget. "Thanks to all of them for making this night special for me. My next party will be at 50. Gonna mark it every 5 years. A celebration in thanks to God for my life."
A representative for Perry, who turned 45 on 14 September (14), had yet to respond to requests for a comment as WENN went to press.
Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 45th birthday with a second party over the weekend (09-10Aug14) when more than 150 friends gathered in California to surprise the singer/actress. The On The Floor star partied with pals in New York last month (Jul14) to mark her milestone on 24 July (14), and the celebrations continued on the West Coast on Saturday (09Aug14) with a surprise party at a private estate in Calabasas, California.
More than 150 of Lopez's friends turned out for the bash, which included the screening of a video montage filmed during her last tour, as well as a birthday cake and dancing.
A source tells E! News, "She looked ecstatic and surprised and really happy,. You could tell she was touched. She was almost crying... When she watched the film, she was laughing, very giddy and screaming about it with her friends... She looked fabulous. She spent the night hanging out and enjoyed seeing her friends... She barely sat down all night! She was really tearing it up, dancing until the very end."
Funnyman David Spade celebrated his 50th birthday with a star-studded bash at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles this week (beg21Jul14). The comedian turned 50 on Tuesday (22Jul14) and was joined at the gathering that evening by Chris Rock, Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman and Steve Martin, according to E! Online.
Spade was surprised with a special birthday video filled with messages from his celebrity pals, including Sir Elton John, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Courteney Cox, Rob Lowe, Sean Penn, Adam Sandler and his co-stars from TV shows Just Shoot Me! and Rules of Engagement.
A source source tells E! Online, "Most people did funny comedy bits or jokes, but some were also sincere and heartfelt."
Singer Jessica Simpson shed a few extra pounds in the lead-up to her weekend (05Jul14) wedding by adopting a strict vegan diet.
The blonde beauty has been showing off a slimmer figure in recent months after losing the pregnancy pounds from carrying her second child, son Ace, last year (13) with the help of a food plan from Weight Watchers, for which she is a spokeswoman.
However, Simpson wanted to make sure she looked her absolute best when she exchanged vows with former American footballer Eric Johnson in California on Saturday, so she temporarily cut out all animal products from her diet. A source tells UsMagazine.com, "Jessica did a vegan diet for about two weeks leading up to the wedding."
The newlywed also reportedly boosted her vitamin levels by getting "quite a few" B12 shots to help maintain a healthy brain and nervous system.
Simpson has since returned to her meat-eating ways - at a pre-wedding Independence Day bash on Friday (04Jul14), guests were treated to a feast of beef brisket, smoked barbecue baby back ribs, fried chicken and grilled shrimp, as well as a variety of pies and watermelon.
Simpson isn't the first superstar to go vegan - Jennifer Lopez recently adopted the plant-based diet to get her in tip-top shape for the release of her new album AKA, while Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay Z also tried a 22-day vegan challenge last year (13).
Ariana Grande has pulled out of a planned performance at the annual Independence Day Philly Jam festival in Pennsylvania at the eleventh hour due to "unforeseen personal circumstances". The Problem hitmaker alerted concert officials to her issues on Friday (04Jul14), hours before she was due to hit the stage alongside performers like Nikki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson and local heroes The Roots, who help organise the yearly free bash.
The Roots star Questlove alerted fans to her decision, tweeting, "Sending prayers & strength to @ArianaGrande's family. Due to unfortunate uncontrollable circumstances she has to cancel her #PhillyJam slot."
At press time it still wasn't clear why Grande had been forced to pull out of the show, but it appears it has nothing to do with her love life - on Thursday (03Jul14), the singer/actress confirmed comedian Jai Brooks is her "everything" after recently reconciling with her ex.
Brooks, 19, professed his love to the star on her 21st birthday last month (26Jun14), tweeting: “happy birthdays to the most beautiful girl in the world, you are 21!!! you’re my world I really love you. here’s to so many more memories!!”
Rap newcomer Iggy Azalea's surprise set with Jennifer Lopez fell flat in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday (14Jun14) after her microphone failed to work. The Jenny from the Block superstar headlined the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash and thrilled fans when she brought out the Australian performer.
However, as Azalea was about to break into her rap on Lopez's track Acting Like That, technical difficulties shut off her mic.
The sound team at the event eventually fixed the problem, but Azalea was furious when she left the stage.
Taking to Twitter.com, she wrote, "I was supposed to sing actin (sic) like that with JLo at summer bash today but some idiot handed me a microphone that wasn't even turned on."
Despite the incident, Azalea admitted she felt honoured to perform with a superstar like Lopez.
She added, "Watching this woman do her thing tonight was beyond impressive. We had some technical difficulties when it was time for our song but hey, I still enjoyed the opportunity to stand on stage next to someone I've admired for a long time. jlo you're the most down to earth diva there is, always smiling & a true class act. wishing you so much luck for your album release!"
Chris Brown has apologised to fans for missing a show in Chicago, Illinois. The troubled singer walked free from jail on 2 June (14) after spending more than two months behind bars for violating a court order relating to his conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
He had been due to perform at the B96 Radio Summer Bash in Chicago on Saturday (14Jun14), alongside stars including Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, but pulled out after confirming he was unable to attend.
In a message posted on Twitter.com on Tuesday night (10Jun14), directed at the radio station behind the concert, he writes, "#Chicago! Sorry I can't be with you @B96Radio #SummerBash this Saturday. Have fun everybody & I'll see you soon! (sic) "
Representatives for the station write in a reply to Brown's message, "Chris Brown We support you and can't wait till you get back to #Chicago to kick it with @B96Radio. Be good #Breezy! (sic)."
Actress Jennifer Lawrence embarrassed herself at Madonna's Oscars afterparty earlier this year (14) after throwing up in front of Miley Cyrus. The Hunger Games star and her best friend Laura headed to the annual bash thrown by Madonna and her manager Guy Oseary at the music guru's California mansion to continue partying after the Academy Awards, but her night didn't end up quite how she had imagined.
In a pre-taped interview with talk show host Seth Meyers, which aired in America on Wednesday night (21May14), she said, "I've never gone out after Golden Globes or Oscars or anything. I'm just so sick of people by that point. I'm like, 'Ugh, God!' But this time I was like, 'I'm going out'. And I puked all over."
Discussing the incident at Oseary's house, she explains, "If you get invited you're, like, super important. And I puked on his porch. I was in such bad condition and I look behind me while I'm puking and Miley Cyrus is there, (looking) like, 'Get it together.'"