Celebrities arriving at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on March 2, 2014
*The nephew of model Tyson Beckford has been hit with additional charges of second-degree murder after he was allegedly involved in a drunken joyride that ended in a fatal collision with a New York City bus.
Prosecutors claim Dominic Whilby had been kicked out of the Dream Downtown Hotel club on Feb. 12 after partying with Beckford and Australian model Shanina Shaik, and allegedly stole a delivery van that he planned to drive home.
Instead, he crashed into a transit bus, killing driver William Pena and injuring four others.
Whilby, who was also hospitalized with minor neck injuries, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, two counts of grand larceny, three counts of criminal assault, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper, with his attorney Blair Berk, 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.
*Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and administrating dangerous drugs in Arizona stemming from allegations he raped two women, reports ESPN.
It’s the latest development in several ongoing sexual assault investigations involving the 38-year-old Sharper in Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.
Sharper is currently in custody in Los Angeles, where he has pleaded not guilty to seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Hollywood. He had been freed on $1 million bail until an arrest warrant was issued in a New Orleans case.
*TVGN has given Alan Thicke has own reality series.
The network ordered 14 episodes of “Unusually Thicke,” described as more “Modern Family” than “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” It will focus on Thicke’s relationship with his younger wife, Tanya and his sarcastic teenage son, Carter.
There will also be guest appearances from the “Growing Pains” star’s older son, musician Robin Thicke, as well as his friends David Hasselhoff, Bob Saget, John Stamos, Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky, Bill Maher and Tom Green.
Lux, the 22-pound Himalayan feline (L) and Teresa Barker, owner, with 7-month-old baby
*OK, your first response to a story like this might be laughter, but your second would be like: What would I do?
A real call to 911 came from a man who is obviously a little embarrassed and a lot terrified.
Because the 22-pound cat who has lived with his family for years (and has a violent past) is very mad, and holding him and his family hostage on the other side of the bedroom door.
What could they possibly have done to make a cat behave this way, you might ask?
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Keke Palmer speaks during a screening of “The Trip To Bountiful” at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on February 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.
*Keke Palmer, last seen in Lifetime’s “A Trip to Bountiful,” has signed on to join the new season of Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” reports Variety.
The actress will guest star as the Masters’ nanny, Coral, whom they hire to care for their new baby.
“Masters of Sex,” which premiered last fall, stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Caitlin Fitzgerald plays Masters’ wife, Libby.
Production on season two of the series will begin mid-March in Los Angeles.
*Bill O’Reilly has turned his conservative ire toward Beyonce.
On Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor” Monday, he told guest Russell Simmons that he’d taken a look at the singer’s very steamy “Partition” video and was shocked and appalled that she would film a video that implied that she was having sex with her husband in a car.
Click through to watch the O’Reilly interview and Beyonce’s “Partition” video.
*Divorce is never a happy thing for a couple. Many factors contribute to the end of a marriage, a fact Tina Campbell knows too well.
The Mary Mary singer recently opened up to CNikky.com about the collapse of her marriage as she provided details on why her husband cheated on her and why she decided to stay with him.
“I Tina assume full responsibility for the issues that I contributed to the relationship. I was controlling, talked too much. And you can never be heard over me because when I wanna talk I got the floor and ain’t nobody gonna get it from me until I give it up. Real talk. That was the way it was and I have to work on myself. You know what I mean?” Continue reading
*(Via iDateDaily) – As a woman who considers herself to be in love with fashion and everything about it, I have to say that I prefer that my man be opposite of that.
Not that I want someone who can’t match a pair of socks, but I do tend to steer away from men who are taking triple and quadruple takes in the mirror before we go out because he can’t stop looking at the outfit he spent an hour piecing together.
Here are 3 things that differentiate a “manly man” from a man who is a “divo,” i.e. the male version of a diva:
*Kevin Hart received a well-known visitor Sunday as he welcomed Oprah Winfrey into his home for a two-hour interview.
To capture the moment, the funnyman posted a picture of him and Lady O on his Instagram page, saying “Wow…today was unbelievable, @Oprah just came to my house & interviewed me for 2hrs. She is such a amazing woman! Her spirit is everything that I thought it would be. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now.”
*Black Music Month is going to be huge this year! And it’s all because of the BET Experience.
BET called on the likes of artists like Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell and Mary J. Blige to perform at this year’s festival.
But that’s not it! BET Experience will be a spectacle experience with MANY concerts, celebrities, seminars, exhibits and a fan expo.
*Anyone expecting to see Vivica A. Fox on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will have a long wait.
The actress was named by Jimmy Kimmel as the one guest he would never want back on his show during an interview with Bravo’s Andy Cohen on Sunday.
The ban stems from Fox’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in September 2005; a moment in which the late night talk show host thought Fox was on drugs.
*Dang! Talk about getting shafted and walking away with nothing, basically.
That’s pretty much how it worked out for “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams in her divorce settlement with Kordell Stewart.
According to legal documents from the case, here’s what Williams will not get from Stewart: No house, NFL retirement funds, health insurance or even cash. Plus, she has to pay her own credit card balances.
Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond
*This case (and feud) is still heating up!
Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond is in the hot seat again with new allegations surfacing about his feud with 50 Cent and G-Unit.
According to Hip Hop Dx, he ordered his former associates to stalk and pursue violence acts against 50 Cent along with Tony Yayo and Chris Lighty.
Actress Rutina Wesley, wearing Max Azria, walks the runway at Go Red For Women – The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2014 Show Made Possible By Macy’s And SUBWAY Restaurants at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City
*Rutina Wesley stars in the upcoming thriller “13 Sins” for Radius-TWC, which released its first trailer for the film today. [Click through to watch.]
The story centers on a broke salesman named Billy (Mark Webber) who gets a strange phone call that sets him on a series of 13 tasks, each more sinister — and lucrative — than the last.
“True Blood’s” Wesley plays Billy’s bewildered fiancée.