America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon and Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough teamed up with Samsung to smash the Guinness World Record for the longest selfie relay chain with 283 consecutive selfies. The event was to promote Samsung’s next generation of digital cameras - the new NX line. The cameras are slimmer, sleeker and have the ability to connect to smartphones. Samsung gave out 300 of their brand new cameras as they called for people to "Ditch the DSLR" in exchange for the new Samsung devices. Samsung also donated $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA as part of the event. Click here to find out more about Samsung's new digital cameras.
Despite his pending divorce to Mariah Carey - which seems to be getting ugly - Cannon is “getting out there" with seemingly endless projects he has keeping him busy. Cannon just wrapped the 9th season of America’s Got Talent alongside judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B. The winner, magician Mat Franco, was awarded $1 million and a headlining show in Las Vegas. Cannon is all for a magician winning the talent competition show, saying: “There’s so many other singing competitions and dance shows out there. For someone like a magician to be able to come through and win $1 million, it shows you what the show’s all about - it could be any talent. I mean, he was the best and most talented person that America saw. So, therefore, he took it all the way, and I think it was well deserved.”
It seems like keeping busy is the best way to keep his mind off his marriage troubles. He has a new standup comedy show for Showtime called F#ck Nick Cannon, an album White People Party Music (the new music video for "Looking For a Dream" is quite exceptional by the way). Oh, and he’s writing a children’s book based on his and Carey’s twins Roc & Roe. He also recently rocked the most expensive pair of shoes ever - a $2 million pair of diamond loafers - marking two Guinness world records he's broken. Not too shabby. This guy is certainly not moping around while his soon to be ex-wife is on a world tour.
Cannon also has a couple works that are under the radar. He’s going to be bringing Robin Leach's Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous back to TV. And he recently partnered with Maxim - he’ll be taking over the magazine’s content as well as heading strategic events. “I’ll be doing my thing… so that’s kinda cool.” Keep doing your thing, Cannon. It’s very cool indeed.
Cannon also stars on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood alongside Kevin Hart, Nelly, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin and J.B. Smoove. "The fakest reality show on TV" just premiered its third season. Catch new episodes of the hilarious show Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on BET.
"I'll tell you what, it's so funny because he did ask to make an appearance on the show in the white Batman suit. I don't think it's going to happen. But he did ask." Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith on her son Jaden's desire to appear on her new U.S. TV drama Gotham, a prequel to Batman. The teen sported his unique choice of attire at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding in May (14).
Katy Perry has fired back at critics who took aim at her decision to dress dancers up as big-bottomed, buxom Egyptian mummies on her Prism tour, insisting the race controversy over the costumes was blown up over nothing. Twitter followers reprimanded Perry when images from the stage show first surfaced, with many suggesting the pop star had crossed a race line by poking fun at black stereotypes.
One fan wrote, "Just saw the pictures of Katy Perry and the mummies...uh...this is not okay. And white feminists, we need to be active in saying so."
Other fans defended Perry and now the singer herself has addressed the controversy in a new Rolling Stone interview.
She says, "As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T's wife, Coco. Those girls aren't African-American. But it's actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that's why there's bandages and it's mummies.
"I thought that would really correlate well together... It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn't be there, because I'm very sensitive to people."
She adds, "I guess I'll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that's it! I know that's a quote that's gonna come to f**k me in the a**, but can't you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don't know."
Rapper Lil Kim celebrated America's Independence Day weekend (04-06Jul14) by showing off her newborn daughter to fans for the first time. The Lady Marmalade hitmaker welcomed a little girl named Royal Reign last month (09Jul14) and she has finally given the public a peek at her new bundle of joy.
In a post on her WhoSay.com account on 4 July (14), Lil Kim shared a picture of Royal Reign's legs splayed on a changing table, with dainty white bows wrapped around her tiny feet.
She added a caption which reads, "Look who is stepping out today for the 4th of July. Happy Independence Day from my blessing, Royal Reign, and us!!! #royalreign #happy4thofjuly #independenceday #fireworks #blessing (sic)."
Royal Reign is the first child for Lil Kim and her rumoured boyfriend, rapper Mr. Papers.
Rapper French Montana has reportedly spent $100,000 (£62,500) on gifts in honour of his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian's 30th birthday. The reality TV star marked her age milestone on Friday (27Jun14), but she celebrated the event a day early by partying with friends and family, including sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian and hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs and his girlfriend Cassie, at Don Coqui in her beau's native The Bronx, New York on Thursday (26Jun14).
During the night out, Montana presented the birthday girl with the keys to a white Jeep Sahara, reportedly worth $60,000 (£37,500), and handed her a $25,000 (£15,625) gold ring decorated with Colombian emeralds and yellow canary diamonds.
Earlier in the day, the Pop That hitmaker also gifted Kardashian with two mouth grills, which set him back an estimated $10,000 (£6,250), according to TMZ.com.
The couple became romantically linked four months ago, but has yet to officially confirm the status of its relationship.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star split from her estranged husband, basketball player Lamar Odom, last year (13), and she filed for divorce in December (13).
Here are this week's highlights from VH1, Celebuzz, Flavorwire, and Hollywood.com
Bare it like Beckham!Celebrate the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 12 with the only reason you started paying attention to soccer in the first place: shirtless David Beckham. Celebuzz has a gallery of all of Becks' best semi-dressed moments.
Your newest guilty pleasure TV show awaits... Once you've run through the new season of Orange is the New Black, you'll need something a little lighter and a lot campier to recover from your marathon, and ABC Family is just the place to take the edge off. Flavorwire runs down the hidden gems of the network, and the best shows you'll never admit to watching.
"My conductor don't want none unless you've got trombones, hon." Sure, Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back" is a one of the best songs of the '90s, but you know what would make it even better? A full symphony orchestra on backup. VH1 has video of the rapper pefroming the updated classic, along with other great covers you might have missed.
Queen Bey Vs. Kim K: Who Reigns Supreme? Is Beyonce's picture day ponytail cuter than Kim Kardashian's fancy white bow? Just in time for #ThrowbackThursday, Hollywood.com grades the biggest stars on Instagram to see who has the more fabulous flashback photos.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have released pictures showing the moment they tied the knot at their weekend (24-25May14) wedding in Italy. The showbiz couple exchanged vows during a luxurious ceremony in the city of Florence on Saturday (24May14), and they have now shared the special moment with fans.
The snaps, published on Eonline.com, show Kardashian in her Givenchy wedding dress kissing her new husband in front of a wall of white flowers, and they are also seen walking down the aisle together after becoming man and wife.
The couple encouraged guests to have their picture taken in a photobooth at the reception, and one snap shows the newlyweds posing in black leather jackets emblazoned with the words 'Just' and 'Married'.
Other guests seen posing in the booth include Kardashian's model sister Kendall Jenner, her mother Kris Jenner and sister Khloe, as well as singer John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding countdown has officially begun after the couple hosted an informal dinner and concert in Paris on Friday night (23May14). The rapper and his bride-to-be lunched with designer Valentino and then took a tour of the Chateau de Versailles nearby on Friday afternoon, before returning to their base in the capital for a cocktail party.
It still isn't clear exactly where West and Kardashian will exchange vows on Saturday (24May14), but reports suggest their plans to wed at Versailles were dashed by French law, which stipulates couples mush reside in the country if they wish to wed there.
Sources claim the couple will jet the wedding party off to Florence, Italy early on Saturday and stage the nuptials in the 16th century Fort Belvedere.
An official at the city mayor's office has confirmed the couple has rented the venue for over $410,000 (GBP256,000), but there are suggestions the fort has been booked just to dupe the paparazzi.
One thing is for certain - Kardashian will become Mrs. West by the end of Saturday. This will be her third marriage and Kanye's first.
Meanwhile, Kardashian has shared one of her final Twitpics as a single, offering a shot she took while touring the grounds of Valentino's palatial Chateau de Wideville before lunch on Friday.
The image featured a series of little white lights above the gardens, prompting the socialite to write, "Little angels in the sky blessing us #TheyDidntShowUpInAnyoneElsesPicture."
Will Smith's teenage son Jaden is courting controversy like his sister Willow after posting a snap of himself posing half-naked reality TV star Kylie Jenner.
Last week (05May14), former Hannah Montana actor Moises Arias posted a black-and-white image on his Instagram.com page of himself without a shirt on while 13-year-old Willow lounges on a bed next to him. The picture caused a storm of criticism, prompting Arias to delete the image from his social networking accounts.
Now Willow's 15-year-old brother is taking the heat after Kim Kardashian's half-sister posted a similar black-and-white snap on her Tumblr blog. The photo shows Jenner, 16, straddling Jaden from behind, as he wears only Calvin Klein boxers and a backwards baseball cap. Alongside the post, Jenner writes, "*Ksss* (sic) Ahhh... 2014."
The pair is reportedly dating. After critics questioned the appropriateness of Willow's picture, her mother, actress, Jada Pinkett Smith, defended the controversial image, telling TMZ.com, "Here's the deal - there was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it."
Rapper Kanye West paid tribute to his late mum with a touching message on Twitter.com on America's Mother's Day (11May14).
Donda West died in November, 2007 from heart disease and complications from a breast reduction, tummy tuck and liposuction procedure, and on Sunday, the hip-hop star went online to post a photo of the sun peeking out through some clouds, alongside the caption: "hi Mom."
Meanwhile, West's fiancee Kim Kardashian took to her Instagram.com account to show fans what her husband-to-be gave her on her first Mother's Day, posting photos and videos of a wall made entirely out of white, cream, and blush coloured flowers. She wrote, "woke up to a wall of roses, hydrangeas and peonies!!! I have the best fiance in the world! I love you so much baby!!!!"
The reality TV star was feted at a lavish bridal shower in Beverly Hills the day before (10May14) ahead of the couple's wedding in Paris, France on 24 May (14).