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Robin Thicke Cheated on Paula With Their Threesome Partner?

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*A tabloid is reporting that the person who came between Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton is a woman with whom both celebs had been intimate.

According to Star magazine, Paula and Robin had, for the past two years, been sleeping with the same woman, a massage therapist given the fake name of Jasmine.

But then Paula found out that Robin was sleeping with her on the side — which was apparently against the their threesome arrangement.

A source told Star: “Paula felt betrayed and humiliated by both Robin and Jasmine. These were two people she thought she could trust the most, but in the end everything backfired on her.

“Supposedly Paula had agreed to let “Jasmine” into the bedroom to spice up their sex life — but never gave Robin permission to get it on with Jasmine behind her back.”

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Ray J Charged With Sexual Battery Stemming from May 30 Arrest

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Ray J leaving Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood, California on June 14, 2014

*Ray J has been charged with four misdemeanors, including sexual battery, stemming from his May 30 arrest at a Beverly Hills hotel, the Los Angeles district attorney confirms to Billboard.

The singer (born William Ray Norwood Jr.) was also charged with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and vandalism, for smashing a police patrol car window.

When Ray J was arrested in May, he was accused of grabbing a woman’s butt in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The police report from the incident says after he left the hotel, Ray J “became belligerent with the valets and refused to leave. Hotel security requested to make a private persons arrest after repeatedly asking Mr. Norwood to leave. After the uniform police officers took Mr. Norwood into custody and placed him in the rear of a police vehicle, he became belligerent and used his feet to shatter the side window of the police vehicle.”

His arraignment is set for Friday.

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Drake & Lil Wayne’s Tour Trailer Channels ‘Street Fighter’ (Watch)

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*Drake and Lil Wayne are gearing up for the Aug. 8 launch of their co-headlining “Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour,” and a trailer for the outing is going down “Street Fighter” style.

The tour’s Capcom-themed trailer shows Lil Wayne as Sage preparing to battle Drake as Protégé.

Watch quick teaser and the dates for the tour below.

Aug. 8 – Darien Center, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 9 – Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
Aug. 10 – Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Aug. 12 – Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 13 – Hartford, CT (XFINITY Theatre)
Aug. 15 – Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 16 – Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 17 – Burgettstown, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
Aug. 19 – Forest Hills, NY (Forest Hills Tennis Stadium)
Aug. 21 – Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 25 – Mansfield, MA (Xfinity Center)
Aug. 26 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 27 – Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach)
Aug. 29 – Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
Aug. 30 – Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion)
Aug. 31 – Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
Sept. 3 – West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
Sept. 4 – Tampa, FL (MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre)
Sept. 6 – Austin, TX (Austin360 Amphitheater)
Sept. 7 – Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
Sept. 10 – Morrison, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
Sept. 11 – West Valley City, UT (USANA Amphitheatre)
Sept. 13 – Ridgefield, WA (Sleep Country Amphitheatre)
Sept. 14 – Auburn, WA (White River Amphitheatre)
Sept. 16 – Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Sept. 17 – Wheatland, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept. 19 – Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 20 – Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept. 22 – Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
Sept. 25 – Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
Sept. 27 – Woodlands, TX (The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

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Beyonce, Jay Z to Announce ‘Trial Separation’ After Current Tour?

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*There are multiple reports that Beyonce and Jay Z are planning to announce their separation following their current “On the Run” Tour.

The power couple have been subject to ongoing divorce rumors since Jay’s infamous elevator incident in May and while sources close to the couple initially denied claims of marital woes, rumors are stating that a separation announcement is imminent, even though the couple themselves haven’t alluded to any troubles.

“They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing … This is a huge concert tour and they’ve already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front,” a source told the New York Post’s Page Six.

“There are no rings, if you haven’t noticed,” the alleged insider added.

British tabloid The Mirror is also reporting that Bey and Jay are planning a trial separation after they were unable to resolve their issues through counseling, but do not want to go ahead with a divorce.

According to The Mirror, the couple thought that having their first child, Blue Ivy, would bring them closer together but they soon drifted apart again and couldn’t bring back the original spark.

Yesterday, Beyonce posted the below pic with her husband and daughter on Instagram.

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Kanye West Declares Legal Victory over Coinye Digital Currancy

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*Kanye West says he has won a court battle with the makers of a digital currency called Coinye.

The rapper has moved for a default judgment against the creators of the computer-only currency called Coinye West after they failed to respond to his Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit, court records show.

West’s legal team says he’s entitled to the judgment because the Coinye makers “have failed to answer or otherwise respond” to the rapper’s lawsuit, and the time for them to do so has elapsed, reports the New York Daily News.

His suit sought a court order forcing the company to stop using variations of his name, and unspecified money damages.

“With each day that passes, Mr. West’s reputation is irreparably harmed by the continued use” of the knockoff names Coinye and Coinye West, his suit said.

It said the product misled the public into thinking the swell-headed superstar was involved with the computer currency.

Only two of the 12 named defendants in the case responded, and one, Robbie Hontele, “executed a confidential settlement agreement” with West and his company earlier this month, filings show. The other, Richard McCord, was close to a deal last month, filings show.

The computer-only currency mocks the rap star with its design. Another defendant who did not respond, Ian Craig, allegedly mocked West’s lawyers when they sent him a cease and desist letter earlier this year. He reportedly sent the lawyers a letter saying he wouldn’t change the name of his CoinyeCasino until West sent a “person video.”

The programmers later said they’d change the name, but it still shows up in various sites online.

If Judge Analisa Torres signs off on the default judgment, that would arm West with a court order for the name change, and allow him to go forward with a hearing on money damages.

Kim Kardashian husband might have a hard time collecting any real cash though — his suit says some of the developers live in New Zealand, Slovakia and China.

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Miki Turner: Kobe

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*As someone who has dealt with Kobe Bryant off and on for the past 18 years, there are a few things that I know about him.

One, unless you want to experience the Black Mamba’s venom, don’t ever ask him about the Lakers-Clippers rivalry—especially now that the perennial underdog Clippers have become L.A.’s top dogs.

Two, he’s not a “Hollywood” guy. You’ll rarely see him out at the hot new restaurant or club; nor is he the dude you’ll see making cameo appearances as himself on popular sitcoms.

“I can’t act a lick. I don’t. That’s not what I do.”

Lastly, like most superstar athletes, he’s never going to be on time for a press conference that has nothing to do with his day job. But he’ll win you over with a strategically-placed apologetic one-liner.
“I was looking for a new coach.”

Actually, when you’ve ascended to the iconic level that Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has you kind of set your watch accordingly because the anticipation of breathing the same air as the 16-time NBA All-Star outweighs the annoyance of sitting in a dimly-lit and frigid ball room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to witness the evolution of a man-child.

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Professional basketball player Kobe Bryant speaks onstage at the “Kobe Bryant’s Muse” panel during the El Rey Network portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

Bryant, who sat out most of two seasons with injuries, was in Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon to talk the nation’s television critics about his new Showtime documentary, “Kobe Bryant’s Muse.” Directed by Gotham Chopra, the film, which is still in production, chronicles Bryant’s personal and professional highs and lows with unfiltered and unprecedented access. Showtime will air the film in early November.

“There’s a level of honesty in this film,” Chopra said. “And we’ve never had a conversation where it’s been like, well, ‘you can’t ask me this.’ I mean, I’ve pretty much asked him everything.”

If that’s the case it is a very unusual move for the Lakers’ franchise player who—save for his involvement in some very public scandals—has been notoriously protective of his private life during his 18 seasons in Los Angeles. But when you’re in the twilight of an accomplished career at 35—or 150 in NBA years as Bryant joked—there’s a need to put your own spin on your legacy with some seemingly compelling and riveting fodder.

And there’s plenty of that for Chopra to play with.

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There’s the feud the then petulant Bryant had with former Lakers teammate Shaquille O’Neal during the four seasons and three championships they won together at the turn of the century. Then there was that unpleasantness that erupted in 2003 when a hotel employee accused Bryant of raping her at a resort in Eagle, Colo. The case was later dropped when she refused to testify at the trial but it took several boxes of Tide, some tearful apologies, a $4 million baby I’m sorry ring and some carefully crafted Nike ads to extract the stain from his image.

There have also been publicized issues with his parents Joe “Jellybean” and Pam Bryant. They didn’t attend his 2001 wedding to Vanessa Laine because they reportedly were unhappy he was marrying so young. And last year, while he and Vanessa were piecing their marriage back together after she filed for divorce in 2011, things got even messier with his family. Mama insisted she had the right to auction off some of her only son’s memorabilia but baby boy and his lawyers felt differently. According to Kobe, however, this latest conflict has been “resolved.”

Can’t wait to see that footage.

Yet, considering that Bryant is the film’s executive producer, it will be interesting to see how all of these moments unfold in “Muse.” You have to wonder how forthcoming he’ll be since he’s been accompanying Chopra to the edit bay where he’ll have some control over the content. So, will the evolution really be televised or simply glossed over with some appropriately evasive responses to the harder questions?

“The overall vision of the story is to be able to follow the journey of the injury, the inner struggle, the inspiration that comes from that,” Bryant said. “How do you battle through that. And I think it’s important to be completely transparent about it.”

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Kobe Bryant from the Showtime documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”

Bryant also hopes that “Muse” will inspire kids to pursue their passions and help encourage them to not make some of the flagrant fouls he made as a player and playa.

“I felt like [Muse] was fun to do because it could help,” Bryant said. “Maybe it could help somebody in whatever area that they’re focused on. Maybe it won’t. I don’t know. I’ll just share my story about it, and we’ll just kind of go from there. So, that’s why I decided to do it. If you ask me if I’m going to be in like films and things like that, no, I’m OK.”

One of the things he’s not so OK with right now, however, is how he’ll deal with the afterlife. Going from revered to retired is daunting for any pro athlete but unlike some of his contemporaries Bryant is already contemplating his game plan. The NBA’s all-time fourth leading scorer is going to approach the end of his career as he did the beginning. He’ll be picking brains.

“It’s I think in times like this, you really have to lean on muses and mentors going forward,” he said. “Just as I did when I was a kid looking up to some incredible athletes and people to try to learn what made them great.

“It’s about having that next wave of things, the next challenge of things, which is scary as hell, but it’s fun at the same time. It is a little nerve-racking, I’ve got to say. But it’s fun.”

Miki Turner is an award-winning photojournalist, author and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.

Miki Turner is an award-winning photojournalist, author and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.