*Holy Crap, Batman!
The results are in for Brandon Howard’s claim of being fathered by Michael Jackson.
Organizers of a DNA test confirmed Thursday that the test proved the late music legend is Howard’s biological father.
But wait a minute, as our headline says, TMZ is claiming the test is a sham. OK, more about that further down. But first, here’s what the NY Daily News is reporting :
The results of the test were revealed by Dr. Joseph Goodman, a Beverly Hills dental surgeon who claimed he obtained a sample of Jackson’s DNA from a dental device that belonged to the vocalist and was purchased by Goodman at auction. Continue reading
*In a second straight night of big music performances, Kanye West and Big Sean dropped in on “The Arsenio Hall Show” Thursday night for a surprise appearance with Rick Ross performing “Sanctified.”
Check out the clip below: Continue reading
*How’s she doing? Her typical gossiping and shading someone is what she’s up to.
Wendy Williams doesn’t think NeNe Leakes will win the “Dancing with the Stars” Mirror Ball trophy.
Tony Dovolani was partnered up with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, and he’ll most likely have his hands full with Leakes personality alone.
*Anyone wondering whether Chadwick Boseman could pull off playing James Brown need only look at the first footage of the actor that surfaced during the “Today” show on Wednesday.
Boseman, along with film producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger, appeared on the show to discuss the upcoming Universal Pictures’ biopic on Brown titled “Get on Up.” Continue reading
*She’s been good… good to others, that is!
Beyonce‘s charity #BeyGOOD is joining six European charities to raise funds for struggling youths and local communities.
Queen Bey is collaborating with six charities in cities that are stops on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour including Dublin, Ireland; Cologne, Germany; Amsterdam, Holland; Antwerp, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal.
*The season 7 premiere of BET’s “The Game” ranked as the No. 1 telecast in cable Tuesday night, pulling 3.4 million viewers during its initial 10 p.m. ET airing, and another 1 million for the 11:30 p.m. rerun.
The season 4 premiere of “Let’s Stay Together” at 11 p.m. pulled in 1.7 million viewers, the network announced Thursday.
“The Game’s” premiere also ranked as the highest rated sitcom on all cable among women 18-49 this season and the No. 1 scripted series premiere among adults 18-49 on all cable for the year.
On the digital side, the official hashtags “#thegameBET” and “#LST” (Let’s Stay Together) each trended No. 1 on Twitter. In anticipation of the premiere, “The Game’s” Facebook page crossed the 7 million fans mark this week.
Reality star Kenya Moore attends the Michael Costello fashion show at Helen Mills Event Space on February 8, 2014 in New York City
*If the streets are correct, the next season of “Celebrity Apprentice” will feature among its cast Kenya Moore of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” rapper Ludacris, singer and “Love & Hip Hop” star K. Michelle, Oscar winner Mo’Nique and actor Ving Rhames.
Those names have not been confirmed, but Kenya all but assured her Twitter followers that she will indeed take part in the new season. She retweeted the below post from “Legitament News” that listed the leaked cast.
Shaquille O’Neal attends the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night during the NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 at The Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana
*Shaquille O’Neal says he’s trying to make up for the bad inflicted upon players of his 1994 video game experiment ”Shaq Fu,” now considered to be among the worst games ever made.
The four-time NBA champion is launching a crowd-funding campaign to create a ”Shaq Fu” follow-up titled ”Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.”
In return, backers could receive anything from a pair of autographed size-22 sneakers to a pick-up basketball game and lunch with Shaq, depending on how much they’re willing to donate.
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper pleads not guilty to charges of allegedly drugging and raping a pair of women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub, in a Los Angeles Superior courtroom February 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California
*Investigators in the New Orleans Police Department say that NFL vet Darren Sharper “admitted” to witnesses that he and a second suspect raped two women in September.
The NOPD has released the application for the arrest warrant of Sharper’s alleged associate Erik Nunez, in which officials allege both men had non-consensual sex with two women who were “substantially impaired” on September 23, reports TMZ.
Cops say a “known acquaintance” observed Sharper in the NFL star’s apartment wearing only his boxers, and saw Nunez exiting Sharper’s bedroom in his boxers as well.
Director Antoine Fuqua arrives to the 2013 UCLA Neurosurgery Visionary Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California
*Director Antoine Fuqua will next take on the world of boxing in “Southpaw,” a drama written by “Sons Of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter.
Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the pic as a welterweight champion who rises in his profession while his personal life falls apart, reports Deadline.com. The movie, financed by The Weinstein Company, is scheduled to begin production this summer.
Fuqua was looking at a number of projects to helm but decided on “Southpaw,” and his deal closed last night, according to Deadline. Still to cast is the other lead, Titus “Tick” Willis, a former fighter who was forced to retire after losing an eye and was on his way to becoming a pro trainer but retreated after his son was killed.
The project is being produced by Fuqua, Alan Riche and Peter Riche.
Director Steve McQueen, winner of Best Picture for “12 Years a Slave”, poses in the press room during the Oscars at Loews Hollywood Hotel on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood
*The Daily Breeze, a newspaper in Southern California, probably thought it was being clever when it ran the following front page the morning after “12 Years a Slave” won the Oscar for Best Picture:
Needless to say, more people saw the headline as racist than clever and editors got an earful from readers — most calling it the worst headline ever.
*Lil’ Boosie is a free man.
The rapper was released just after 7 p.m. Wednesday from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he had been serving an eight-year sentence on drug charges.
The 31-year-old rapper — whose real name is Torrence Hatch — remains on supervised parole until 2018, according to the AP.