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The news just keeps getting better and better for “Wonder Woman”

  • 7:35 am Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by Estee

The news just keeps getting better and better for “Wonder Woman” and its director, Patty Jenkins.  Any minute now, if it hasn’t already, it should surpass the $609.8 million earned by “Mamma Mia!” back in 2008.

And when that happens, it will become the highest-grossing live-action movie directed by a woman . . . EVER.

The overall record is still held by the ANIMATED flick “Kung Fu Panda 2”, which made $665.7 million.  But “Wonder Woman” has a legit shot at surpassing that, too.  It crossed the $600 million mark in worldwide box office on Wednesday.

Now, if you’re talking [More]

The Bill Cosby judge declared a mistrial on Saturday

  • 6:38 am Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Estee

The Bill Cosby judge declared a mistrial on Saturday, because the jury couldn’t reach a verdict after 52 hours of deliberation.  But he added, “I remind everyone that this is not vindication or victory.”

Cosby is STILL charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, over a 2004 encounter with Andrea Constand.  And prosecutors say they WILL retry him.  There’s no word when, and Cosby is free on bail until then.

One last note:  On Friday, the day before the mistrial, Bill Tweeted pictures and video of his supporters outside the courthouse.

Jada Pinkett Smith Says She’s Hurt By Her Portrayal in “All Eyez On Me”

  • 6:24 am Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Estee

Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t a fan of the new TUPAC movie “All Eyez on Me”.  She was friends with him, and in the movie she’s being played by Kat Graham from “The Vampire Diaries”.

Jada Tweeted, “Forgive me . . . my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez on Me to stand as truth . . . The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.”

Jay Z made history Thursday by becoming the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

  • 7:38 am Friday, June 16th, 2017 by Estee

The man who helped present the award was another trailblazer, the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama.

Obama gave his speech in a prerecorded video, and Jay Z tweeted about it later.

(E! reported the rapper was not able to attend the awards gala in New York City.)

In the video, Obama called Jay  “a true American original.”

“I like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other,” Obama said. “Nobody who met us when we were younger men would have expected us to be where we are today.”

The former president continued highlighting some of the personal difficulties both men faced [More]

Chance The Rapper Is Offering Up A Major Challenge, Think You Are Up For It?

  • 6:34 am Thursday, June 15th, 2017 by Estee

Chance The Rapper is helping the charity Chicago Beyond launch a $2 million “innovation challenge.”They are accepting 90-second video submissions from all over the country in hopes of getting great ideas to help support the young people of Chicago.

In the announcement on Facebook Live, Chance said, “Submit the ideas.  We’d love to fund them as long as they positively impact the City of Chicago . . . It’s fully your project . . . we just want to fund it.”

The deadline is July 7th, three weeks from now.

America’s Got Talent contestant dies in car crash

  • 7:34 am Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by Estee

America’s Got Talent contestant, Dr. Brandon Rogers, passed away in a car crash. He was 29 years old. According to multiple media reports, the he was rushed to a hospital, where he passed away on Sunday morning.

Rogers graduated medical school in 2015, and family and friends say he was dedicated to his work, but in his spare time, he continued to make time for his first love, which would eventually land him on NAGT this summer: singing.

Videos of Rogers’ singing caught the attention of America’s Got Talent producers, who flew him to Los Angeles for an audition that reportedly blew [More]

Khloe Kardashian reveals truth about her fertility treatments wen she was married to Lamar

  • 7:12 am Friday, June 9th, 2017 by Estee

So were Khloe and Lamar Odom REALLY trying to have a baby when they were married?!

Apparently not. Khloe said, “When I was doing my fertility treatments, they were more so for Lamar.” “I had to stop because there was much deeper stuff that was happening in our marriage.”

“I knew that it wasn’t the right situation to bring a child into, and I think I’ve done a lot of covering up for him, like, even when it made me look like I was the problem,” she adds. “But I was fine taking on that burden on my shoulders because he had [More]

Pharrell just made a little kid’s dream come true when he personally invited him to a concert

  • 7:11 am Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 by Estee

Pharrell just made a little kid’s dream come true by getting him a ride to his concert and serenading him with the song “Happy” onstage.

Eight-year-old Reef Carneson suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia and has been in the hospital since he turned one. He’s a huge Pharrell fan and dreamed of meeting him someday.

Pharrell invited Reef to his Saturday night show in Philadelphia. However, Reef’s immune system is too weak for air travel, so Pharrell hired a private car to drive him all the way from Cincinnati.

Chris Brown confronts stalker who is standing in front of his home

  • 6:33 am Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 by Estee

In the videos, a friend of Chris Brown’s is seen yelling at the girl to never come back to his house again.

Supposedly the girl’s name is Julia, and she’s well known in the industry as an aspiring artist.

President Trump is launching one of those monthly subscription box service

  • 6:44 am Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Estee

Get ready for it… sooooo President Trump is launching one of those monthly subscription box services . . . where you pay a set fee and get a box of STUFF every month.

They do this for everything from cosmetic samples to superhero toys.  Donald’s is called the BIG LEAGUE BOX, and every month it’ll be full of, “a handpicked bundle of exclusive and vintage official Donald J. Trump merchandise.”

Now usually, these things cost around 10 or 20 bucks.  But to get into Donald’s box, you’ll have to cough up a monthly fee of $69.  (Hollywood Reporter)