Kanye West is making his debut as a movie producer after teaming up with Jay Z for comedian Chris Rock's new film Top Five.
The rapper pals serve as executive producers on the project, with The Roots' band leader, drummer Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, signing on as executive music producer, reports Deadline.com. Top Five features Rock as a fictional funnyman attempting to relaunch his career as a serious actor when his reality star fiancee convinces him to allow their wedding to be broadcast on TV.
The movie, which was also written and directed by Rock, premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada last Saturday (06Sep14). The worldwide rights to the film were snapped up by Paramount studio executives after a bidding war.
West is familiar with the storyline - he agreed to let E! TV bosses capture footage of the lead up to his wedding earlier this year (May14) for his now-wife Kim Kardashian's reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Meanwhile, Jay Z is no stranger to producing films - he worked with Baz Luhrmann on The Great Gatsby and he's among the executives of Will Smith's upcoming Annie remake.
Legendary Hollywood ladykillers Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Michael Douglas held a contest to see who could be the first to bed Kathleen Turner - and they all failed.
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The actress shot to fame with her role in 1984 comedy adventure movie Romancing the Stone, and she soon attracted the attention of Tinseltown's leading Lotharios. Her co-star Douglas was determined to charm her into bed but he faced tough competition from Beatty and Nicholson, who also tried to woo her.
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However, Turner refused the advances of all three men, and admits 30 years on that she is glad she avoided becoming their plaything.
She tells British magazine Style, "I knew I became a target instantly. Suddenly, there was this competition between Warren Beatty and Michael Douglas and Jack Nicholson... None of them (won). I just got on a plane and went back to New York. Honestly, living in New York probably saved me from a whole lot of rubbish."
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Asked if she was not even tempted to get involved with Beatty, she adds, "Somebody who's more beautiful than me - or thinks they are? No. I don't need that c**p."
Actress Adrienne Bailon has blasted her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian in a scathing new magazine article, revealing she's tired of his fans and friends blaming her for the break-up.
The former Disney Channel star tells the new issue of Latina magazine she still has a lot of regrets about her time with Kim Kardashian's brother, revealing he cheated on her.
She says, "To this day, people will still say, 'You ruined Rob's life,' and I'll think, 'Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him'."
"It's common knowledge that he cheated on me. It always bothered me that people were like, 'Pero (but), why couldn’t you forgive him?' Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, 'You're disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you'. But women, we're supposed to be like, 'He messed up. He made a mistake'. "In my situation, it wasn't like, 'Oh my God! I made a mistake!' He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that to me was so disloyal."
Bailon and Kardashian split in 2009 after two years of dating.
Newly single Taye Diggs is launching his own programme about unmarried fathers.
The How Stella Got Her Groove Back star announced his separation from his wife of nearly 10 years, Idina Menzel, last December (13), and now he's using his talents to help other men who are also juggling fatherhood and single life.
Diggs, who shares four-year-old son Walker with Menzel, took to Twitter.com on Wednesday (09Jul14) to announce his new project, Single Urban Dads. He wrote, "Starting-up a new show. Launching it on @twitter. Stay tuned to @SingleUrbanDads to learn more."
A description on the show's official Twitter.com page reads, "Single Urban Dads dealing with the challenges and triumphs of being a single dad in the big city."
Diggs has since moved on to another woman, debuting his new girlfriend Amanza Smith Brown as they walked the red carpet together at the BET Awards last month (Jun14).
R&B star Chris Brown has reportedly split from his on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran once again, just weeks after reuniting following his two-month stint behind bars.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker walked free from jail on 2 June (14) after admitting to breaking the terms of his 2009 probation by getting kicked out of a court-ordered rehab programme.
Tran celebrated his release by throwing him a star-studded surprise party and she accompanied her beau as his date to the BET Awards in Los Angeles on 29 June (14).
They spent America's Independence Day holiday together on Friday (04Jul14), when Brown uploaded a raunchy snap of Tran lying face down on a bed wearing nothing but a bra and a skimpy thong, baring her backside, to his more than 3.7 million followers.
However, it appears their romance has since soured, prompting both Brown and Tran to delete all photos of the couple from its Instagram.com accounts and 'unfollow' one another.
Tran hinted at the break-up on Sunday (06Jul14) with a cryptic post that read: "Love what you have before life teaches you to love what you lost". She followed it up with a Buddha quote which stated, "In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."
In the accompanying caption, she simply wrote, "Well.."
The former couple began dating in 2011, two years after Brown was convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2009.
He and Tran split in 2012 as he attempted to rekindle his relationship with the Umbrella beauty, but he reconciled with the model in 2013. They parted ways again in early March (14), only to pick their romance back up weeks later.
Nicki Minaj has blamed the press for twisting her words after she was accused of taking a sly swipe at rap rival Iggy Azalea during her BET Awards acceptance speech on Sunday (29Jun14).
The Starships hitmaker sent gossip bloggers into a spin at the weekend ceremony as she picked up the prize for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and declared, "(What) I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it."
Multiple online reports suggested the comment was aimed at Fancy rapper Azalea, who was in the audience at the Los Angeles ceremony, after rumours recently emerged alleging verses on her debut album The New Classic had been penned by ghostwriters including her mentor T.I..
However, Minaj has now taken to her Twitter.com blog to clear up the claims, insisting she simply wanted to encourage female emcees everywhere to take charge of their own material.
In a post on Wednesday (02Jul14), she writes, "The media puts words in my mouth all the time and this is no different. "I will always take a stance on women writing b/c (because) I believe in us! I believe we're smart enough to write down our own thoughts and perspective, just like the men do. I've been saying this for 5 YEARS."
"I've congratulated Iggy on the success of Fancy, publicly. She should be very proud of that. All the women nominated should b (sic) proud. That will never change my desire to motivate women to write. Our voices have to be heard. I hope I inspire up & coming females to do that."
Nick Cannon has sparked rumours he is to portray comedy icon Richard Pryor in a new project after dropping a number of hints on Instagram.com.
The rapper/actor shared a picture of Pryor online on Friday (27Jun14) with the caption, "I'm feeling his spirit. I hope y'all (sic) ready for the next level in my career. #GameChanger #Pryor (sic)."
After showing off a retro hairstyle and beard at the BET Awards on Sunday night (29Jun14), fans began commenting on Cannon's new look, and a photo comparison to Pryor appeared to hit home. Cannon re-posted the shot with the caption "Now y'all (sic) get it!"
The America's Got Talent host continued to fuel the rumours on Monday night (30Jun14) by sharing a picture of Pryor smoking, and suggesting he is imitating the bad habit to get into character, writing, "Picking up smoking cigarettes for the next few months so forgive me if I smell like an ashtray. #KidsDontTryThis #CancerSticksSuck #AnythingForTheCraft #HopeIDontGetAddicted #LeftHandChainSmoking #ActorLife #NotAGame #Ncredible (sic)."
Cannon has not given any further details about the project. Director Lee Daniels has previously been attached to a potential biopic of the Brewster's Millions star, with Eddie Murphy and Michael B. Jordan rumoured to be in the running for the role.
Courtney Love making out with someone at an awards show may not raise many eyebrows. But Courtney Love making out with new mom and wife Amber Rose at the BET Awards? Well, that's something special:
Soooooo me and @courtneylove made out tonight. Epic!
And here's a great "before" photo they got with Paris Hilton:
Amber Rose may have had to explain this to hubby Wiz Khalifa, but something tells us he probably sees the humor in it all. Congratulations Amber! This is a milestone... of sorts.
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Chris Brown has been caught on camera stumbling out of a nightclub following the BET Awards with three associates attempting to hold him upright.
The troubled singer, who was released from jail at the beginning of June (14), made his comeback on Sunday night (29Jun14) by performing at the glitzy awards show in Los Angeles. After the ceremony, Brown headed to the city's Playhouse nightclub to continue the party and he was caught on tape leaving the venue in the early hours of Monday morning (30Jun14).
In the footage, obtained by TMZ.com, Brown is shown emerging from the venue being supported by two friends, who help carry the star out before another associate goes to help. Brown is seen clutching the third man's arm as he stumbles towards a car driven by his girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
Brown served two months in jail after he admitted breaking the terms of his probation relating to his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.
This year's (14) BET Awards have been marred by drama. Two unofficial pre-parties ended in violence - one reveller suffered stab wounds at an event in L.A. on Saturday (28Jun14), while another was killed in a shooting at a separate event. Reports also suggest another shooting took place outside a star-studded afterparty at the Supper Club venue. No injuries were reported.
The bash is said to have been attended by stars including The Game, Meek Mill, T-Pain, and Busta Rhymes.
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Troubled pop stars Justin Bieber and Chris Brown showed off their sporting skills by going head-to-head at a celebrity basketball match on Saturday (28Jun14).
The pals, who have both faced legal troubles in recent months, joined the likes of Snoop Dogg, The Game, Tyga and Soulja Boy for the game, which was part of the annual BET Experience festivities leading up the BET Awards show on Sunday (29Jun14).
Brown, who has kept a low-profile since being released from jail earlier this month (Jun14), managed to defeat Bieber's team in overtime with a winning shot by Snoop Dogg.
Despite the loss, Bieber's spirits were not dampened as he shared snaps from the game on his social media accounts and thanked organisers for letting him take part.
In a Twitter.com post, he wrote, "Thank you to everyone at BET for having me today at the game. Honoured to play and thanks for being so kind."
Brown spent more than two months in prison for violating his probation relating to his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. He walked free on 2 June (14).