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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]

DeMario Jackson of ‘B.I.P.’ Cleared of Charges, but Still Will Not appear On Show

  • 7:21 am Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by Estee

DeMario Jackson, the guy who hooked up with Corinne Olympios during filming of “Bachelor in Paradise”, is done with the show even though he was cleared of the charges.

DeMario says he has suffered from anxiety over the scandal and has even started seeing a therapist.

He’s upset because his name will now forever be linked to a sex scandal, even though Warner Bros. decided he did nothing wrong.

Also, sources tell us Corinne has not been invited back, and it’s highly likely she will never re-appear on ‘B.I.P.’ or any other ‘Bachelor’ franchise.

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.

Beyoncé’s Twins are Here!

  • 6:31 am Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Estee

Beyonce’s twins are here, but that’s where the information stops.  Because all anyone has to go on is a Tweet from her dad Matthew Knowles that said, “Happy birthday to the twins!  Love, Granddad.”

There’s supposedly some sort of issue that’s kept the twins in the hospital.  It’s a minor issue, and the twins are expected to be okay . . . doctors just didn’t feel comfortable releasing them right away.

Looks like she could have given birth to a boy AND a girl.  There was a woman was seen carrying two baby balloons into UCLA Medical Center:  One pink, [More]

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]

Kendrick Lamar will teach your dog to sit down, be humble

  • 6:38 am Thursday, June 15th, 2017 by Estee

This doggie is too cute! The owner is playing Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” and as soon as K-dot says, “Sit Down” the dog actually sits! ha ha ha

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.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Will Fight UFC Star Conor McGregor in August

  • 6:31 am Thursday, June 15th, 2017 by Estee

So many people said it would never happen, but it’s happening:  Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and UFC star Conor McGregor will fight on August 26th.

It’ll be a 12-round BOXING match with 10-ounce gloves, and they’re holding it at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  They’ll fight at 154 pounds.

Floyd has an undefeated record of 49 and 0, while Conor is 21 and 3 as an MMA pro.  He’s one of the biggest stars in the history of the UFC, but he’s never boxed before, as an amateur or a professional.

Conor is already trolling Floyd.  He Tweeted photos of them side-by-side, [More]