Musician John Legend attends the Badgley Mischka fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 10, 2013 in New York City
*John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. is putting money behind the documentary “Southern Rites,” about the legacy of segregated proms and a racially charged murder trial in Georgia’s Montgomery County.
The crooner, his Get Lifted partner Mike Jackson and his manager Troy Carter of Atom Factory brought in financing to get the film completed and will now get an executive producer credit.
The movie is currently in post-production; the plan is to take “Southern Rites” to festivals once it’s finished.
The directorial debut by photographer Gillian Laub is based on her study of the proms at the local high school. Though the south-central Georgia school was integrated in 1971, the proms remained separated along racial lines for years afterwards. The film tracks the divide that develops in the community as an older white man in put on trial for killing a younger African-American male.
This is all going on against the backdrop of the recently integrated proms and a campaign to elect the area’s first black Sheriff. Laub herself becomes part of the story for her role in focusing attention on the town through her photographs
*Rosie Perez confirmed with HipHollywood.com that she has officially tied the knot with her artist boyfriend Eric Hayes.
Perez says she got married in Las Vegas on Sunday morning all thanks to a bet. She agreed to get married if Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Canelo Alvarez in Saturday night’s fight.
Since Mayweather did win the fight, Perez had to gold up her end of the bargain.
“Eric is the greatest and I’m so in love,” Perez says, confirming that the newlyweds will host a formal reception in New York soon.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
*During her wedding to singer-songwriter John Legend in Lake Como, Italy on Saturday, Chrissy Teigin reportedly wore three different dresses.
She apparently was unable to decide on just one dress, so just went her favorites.
The couple has shared pictures of their wedding online. Take a look:
Singer John Legend and supermodel Chrissy Teigen tied the knot in Italy on Saturday, Sept. 14, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly (Credit: RAMEY PHOTO)
*Well, well, well, look who went and did it.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are finally Mr. and Mrs.!
The smooth Grammy-winning singer married the model in an intimate wedding at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy on Saturday, Sept. 14, reports US Weekly
Mr. and Mrs. Legend were feted by family and friends, including Kanye West and Stevie Wonder. The “Isn’t She Lovely” singer also performed with Legend as a special treat. Actress and model Brooklyn Decker took on the role as maid of honor and Biz Markie helped DJ the celebration. Teigen’s other close friend and bridesmaid, sports journalist Erin Andrews, was unfortunately unable to take off work to attend.
Teigen, 27, wore three Vera Wang dresses for the big occasion, including an ivory strapless open back, V-neck ballgown for the ceremony, and an ivory strapless mermaid gown with a pleated bodice for the reception. She finished off her stunning looks with a crimson strapless mermaid gown with a hand-draped bodice and inverted flange skirt with crystal embroidery for the after party.
Get the full story at US Weekly.
*Chrissy Teigen gets bucket naked in a new music video for her fiancé John Legend.
Director Nabil posted a photo of the couple on the set of “All of Me,” with the Victoria’s Secret supermodel’s breast exposed as they lie in bed.
Teigen said she cried when she first heard “All of Me,” which Legend wrote about her.
His new album, “Love in the Future,” hit stores Tuesday and features production by Kanye West alongside guest appearances by Stacy Barthe and Rick Ross.
The couple is currently engaged and planning their wedding.
*Along with releasing his new album, “Love in the Future,” singer-songwriter John Legend also hopes to elevate the culture as an artist in the future as well.
For “Love in the Future,” Legend tapped long time friend and collaborator Kanye West for the majority of the album’s production. Legend opened up during his interview with Rolling Out Magazine about his need to pay great attention to detail.
“As a musician, I always wanted to make music that was beautiful and excellent,” he said. “I want to make a real contribution to the culture. I grew up listening to [the] soul music [of] greats such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. I look at the legacy they made and I want to leave a similar legacy.”
“That means a commitment to quality, a commitment to creating something beautiful, and a commitment to being different from everyone else.”
Legend also tapped Rick Ross for the single “Who Do We Think We Are.” Ross found himself in hot water earlier this year due to the use of a date rape lyric, to which Legend adds that as a whole the genre needs to clean up its misogynistic act.
“Hip-hop has a strong misogynistic streak that we should try to get rid of,” he added. “More rappers should be careful about what they say about women. I think they’re trying to sound tough, or sound like they don’t give a s—. But to me, it just sounds like you’re an a–hole. I think rappers should pay more attention to what they say about women. Some of the things I hear, I find pretty disgusting.”
Check out more of John Legend’s interview with Rolling Out magazine at Rolling Out.
*John Legend opened up during an recent interview with Funny or Die that consisted of nudity and showering.
The home interview revealed the singer’s exercise regime, naps and how he hits the studio to work on his new album “Love in the Future” in the nude. Legend also watches TV on the couch naked with his bulldog, “Puddy” by his side.
But the day is not complete without a shower.
Watch his most revealing interview yet:
*The receipt from Beyonce’s trip to Nando’s went viral this weekend, revealing the singer spent $2,264 on chicken.
The food run came after performing at the V Festival in the U.K. Granted, while the 58 wing platters, 48 whole chickens, 12 veggie burgers and 24 coleslaw orders weren’t all for her, Bey’s real name was given to the hostess. “Beyonce K” is seen on top.
The restaurant’s manager confirmed a member of Beyonce’s crew called in with the order, according to BBC.
E! reports Beyonce is a big fan of the fast-food chain and that she dropped $1,144 on the bill at an Ireland Nando’s branch last May.