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Kevin Hart Steps Down As 2019 Academy Awards Host After Homophobic Comments Resurface

LOS ANGELES, CA – Kevin Hart will no longer be hosting the 91st Academy Awards. His decision comes shortly after the 39-year-old refused to apologize for homophobic tweets and comments he made in the past. Hart announced the news via Twitter on Thursday night (December 6), offering an “I’m sorry” to anyone from the LGBTQ community he’s offended.

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” he tweeted. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

Hart continued, “I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”


When the comedic actor was announced as the next Oscars host earlier this week, his old comments quickly came back to haunt him. One comment in particular came from Hart’s comedy 2010 special, Seriously Funny. 

“One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That’s a fear,” he said. “Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic. Be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.”


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Stan Lee, Marvel Comics visionary, dead at 95


(CNN)Stan Lee, the colorful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling -- and saw his creations become a giant influence in the movie business -- has died.

He was 95.
Kirk Schneck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, tells CNN the comic giant was taken by ambulance from his Los Angeles home on Monday morning to Cedar's Sinai Medical Center, where he later died. The cause of death is not yet known, according to Schneck.
Lee began his career at what was then Timely Comics in 1939. Over the years he was a writer, editor and occasional illustrator. But, bored with the output, he was preparing to leave the company when history took a sudden turn.
For many years, the business had been dominated by DC (then National) Comics, creators of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern.
In the late '50s, DC started reimagining its heroes -- kicking off what comics historians call the "Silver Age" of the business -- but those figures were still, largely, otherworldly and two-dimensional, living in made-up places such as Metropolis and Gotham City.
In the early '60s, Lee was asked to come up with a team of superheroes to compete against DC's Justice League. With the notable help of artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he helped instigate a revolution, though Lee didn't see it that way at the time.
"If my publisher hadn't said 'let's do superhero stories,' I'd probably still be doing 'A Kid Called Outlaw,' 'The Two-Gun Kid' or 'Millie the Model' or whatever I was doing at the time," he told CNN in 2013.
Marvel revitalized the comics business with a series of flawed, more human superheroes. Its figures lived in the real world -- a few were based in New York City, with all its dirt and clamor -- and struggled with everyday challenges, whether it was paying the rent or wondering about their purposes in life.
First came the Fantastic Four, a superhero team probably most famous for the grumpy, rock-skinned Thing. Following that success Lee and Marvel introduced such characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and Daredevil.
These new superheroes -- all created in a burst between 1961 and 1964 -- were hugely popular and allowed Marvel to surpass DC in both sales and fashionableness.
Spider-Man, in particular, became the imprint's signature character: a neurotic photographer named Peter Parker who, after being bitten by a radioactive spider, develops spider-like powers. Parker was forever clashing with newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson (an angry, cigar-chomping martinet who was no Perry White), wondering about his relationship with Mary Jane Watson and worrying about his fragile Aunt May. Crime fighting was the least of his concerns.
"I never thought that Spider-Man would become the worldwide icon that he is. I just hoped the books would sell and I'd keep my job," Lee said in 2006.
Many of the characters were developed for television with varying degrees of success. But it was the emergence of the "Marvel Universe" in the movies, especially with the "X-Men" franchise and the Sam Raimi-directed "Spider-Man" (2002), that truly made the brand ubiquitous. In 2009, the Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment -- the licensing arm of the comic-book brand -- for $4 billion.
By that point, Lee had long since become more of a company figurehead rather than a writer and editor in the day-to-day trenches. He became the company's editorial director and publisher in 1972 and eventually immersed himself in spreading the Marvel gospel (often with the exclamation, "Excelsior!") He's had bit parts in most of the films featuring the company's characters.
He was occasionally criticized for egotistically cheerleading for himself as much as Marvel. "Stan the Brand," the authors of "Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book" called him, pointedly.
It wasn't all joy for Lee. Though the success of the movies made the characters worth billions, Lee maintained that he saw little of that wealth. Even so, he saw more than artist Kirby, who many comics historians credit with molding a number of characters. Over the years, the credit for the characters -- and, therefore, the profits -- has been the subject of court cases, some involving Kirby or his family.
The characters' impact, however, is indisputable.
Marvel characters are known the world over, and its films have become huge successes.
"I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers," he told the Washington Post. "And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people's lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you're able to entertain people, you're doing a good thing."
He retained a lifelong passion for the medium he helped mold, and wouldn't tolerate disdain.
"Comic book should be written as one word. So from now on, I want you to remember that," he said in a 2012 YouTube video. "They are not funny books. They are not comic books, they are comicbooks! Remember that, or incur my wrath."
The couple had a true partnership and Marvel fans came to know Joan Lee for her voice-over work as Miss Forbes and Madame Web in the animated versions of "Fantastic Four" and "Spider-Man." She also had a cameo in "X-Men: Apocalypse" in 2016.
Lee filed a suit against his former company, Pow! Entertainment in May, alleging it conspired with two employees to steal his identity.
"The whole thing has been confusing to everyone, including myself and the fans, but I am now happy to be surrounded by those who want the best for me," Lee said in a statement. "I am thrilled to put the lawsuit behind me, get back to business with my friends and colleagues at POW! and launch the next wave of amazing characters and stories!"

CNN's Chloe Melas contributed to this report

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Ella Mai Announces The Debut Tour 2019

Ella Mai is fresh off the release of her debut self-titled album and now she’s prepping for The Debut Tour, slated to kick off at top of 2019.

The “Boo’d Up” singer will begin her 39-city trek in native UK stomping grounds and wrap up in San Antonio, Texas in March.


Ella Mai has had an explosive year so far in 2018. Her debut album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #5 with over 69,000 in equivalent album units sold, making it the largest first week for the debut of a female R&B artist, in more than four years.

Ella’s popular single “Boo’d Up” recently went quadruple-platinum and made history as the longest running #1 by a woman on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Her single “Trip” broke into also currently sits in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 and is certified gold.

Tickets for Ella Mai’s The Debut Tour go on sale this Friday (October 26). 

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Cardi B & Meek Mill's Collaboration Snippet Leaks



A preview of Cardi B and Meek Mill‘s rumored collaboration has leaked.

Whispers of a possible collab began as they were spotted together at the Billboard’s 2018 R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players event last month and on Tuesday (October 16) Bangladesh, the man behind Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday track “Did It On’em,” confirmed that the two indeed have a song produced by him coming soon.

“When u hear ‘Bangladesh’ come on before the beat drop u know it’s a problem,” the veteran producer captioned under a picture of the Meek and Cardi posted up on a balcony.

No word on when or if the song will actually see the light of day, however, Meek Mill seems to be gearing up for a new project and Cardi B continues to deny accusations of a Nicki Minaj diss track.

Meek Mill, who previously dated Nick, and Cardi B, who recently declared war on Minaj, both have a sordid history with the Queen rapper, so this makes for an interesting collaboration.

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Cardi B Claims She Didn't Post Transphobic Meme On Facebook


Cardi B has provided an explanation for a transphobic meme showing up on her Facebook page.


Following criticism on social media, Cardi took to Twitter to claim she doesn’t have control of her Facebook account. According to her, a former member of her team has been responsible for all posts on her official page for more than a year now.


“It’s come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page,” she wrote. “For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account.”


The controversial post has since been deleted, but screenshots of it have been saved and shared on social media. Some Twitter users have been skeptical of her explanation.

6LACK Enlists J. Cole, Offset, Future, More for New Album


Singer and rapper 6LACK (pronounced “black”) has revealed the tracklist for his forthcoming sophomore record East Atlanta Love Letter. The 14-track album includes guest spots from FutureJ. ColeMigos’ Offset, and Khalid. There’s also a song called “Thugger’s Interlude.” Check out the back cover to East Atlanta Love Letter below.

East Atlanta Love Letter is out this Friday, September 14 (via LVRN/Interscope Records. It follows 6LACK’s 2016 debut FREE 6LACK, which was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Mary J. Blige Deflate Faith Evans Fight Rumor


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NEW YORK, NY – Last week, a rumor spread online claiming Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans got into a fight at a party in The Hamptons hosted by Diddy. 

With the real incident between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj playing out at New York Fashion Week and circulating on social media around the same time, many people didn’t bother to check the facts about the R&B singers.

Now, Blige has cleared the air and put an end to the rumor. The multi-platinum-selling singer made an appearance at New York Fashion Week and debunked the Evans fight tale while speaking to Page Six.

“Of course that was made up,” she said. “I was shooting a movie in Louisiana . . . I just got here today.”

According to Heavy.com, a source in Diddy’s camp also confirmed the story was “completely fabriciated.”

Evans hasn’t addressed the rumor publicly, but a representative for her told HollywoodLifethe rumor was “totally false.”

The rep had “no idea how this rumor started” and noted that “Puffy didn’t even have a party.”


Mac Miller Found Dead of Suspected Overdose at 26


As news sweeps across the internet and social media of Mac Miller’s untimely passing at the age 26, so is the shock and sadness from his peers. 

Earlier today (September 7), TMZ reported news of his death due to an apparent drug overdose.

Born Malcolm James McCormick in 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the talented MC would go on to become a fan favorite even in as his personal demons continued to dominate the headlines of his career. 

Nonetheless, his final album, Swimming, was released just last month on August 3.

She Bad: Cardi B Attempts To Fight Nicki Minaj's Friend Rah Ali In NYC


NEW YORK, NY – Cardi B and her former Love & Hip Hop: New York co-star Rah Ali apparently got into a scuffle on Friday night (September 7) during New York Fashion Week.

Rah, who is a friend of Nicki Minaj’s, was at the same Harper’s Bazaar party as the “Bodak Yellow” phenom when Cardi allegedly approached her.

TMZ initially reported Cardi’s target was Nicki however, several eyewitnesses have stepped in to correct the misinformation.

In the clip floating around online, all hell breaks loose as Cardi is held back in her long flowing, red gown.

Cardi joined the same cast of the VH1 reality television series in season six and was considered its breakout star. In December 2016, she announced she was leaving the show and has since gone on to achieve history-making success with her music career.

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Jeremy Reid, better know in the music industry as J.Reid; is a music producer from Decatur, Ga. 

Reid graduated from Stephenson High School in 2005 and attended college at Alabama A&M.
In 2006, he left college to pursue his career in music and started his own record label; Chevi Muzic, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.

A skilled percussionist, pianist, vocalist & writer, Reid spent the last 13 years perfecting his craft as a multi-genre music producer working with various artist including; Jagged Edge, Zonnique, Webbie, Lloyd, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne.

His latest music production success has been credited on Nicki Minaj’s new album, Queen, released on August 10. 

Reid produced 5 songs on the album; Ganja Burn, Thought You Knew, Rich Sex, as well as her platinum hit song, Chun-Li & gold record, Barbie Tingz. 

“Queen” is currently #1 on iTunes in 82 countries. 


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Bruno Mars Replaces Cardi B with R&B Stars of Past and Present

Cardi B won’t be on the 24K Magic Tour as originally planned, but Bruno Mars has ensured it will include plenty of star power. The chart-topping singer has added an array of R&B hitmakers spanning multiple eras to his tour, as revealead in an announcment on Tuesday (August 14). 


Boyz II Men, Ciara, “Boo’d Up” creator Ella Mai and The Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson are now scheduled to perform on Mars’ tour, which begins on September 7.


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Allegedly Queen Latifah's New Fiancée Reportedly Pregnant

Queen Latifah is reportedly engaged. According to a report from Radar Online, the industry powerhouse is planning to seal the deal with her longtime girlfriend Eboni Nichols.

Nichols has also been spotted with a baby bump, leading to the conclusion the couple is expecting their first child.


Latifah has remained notoriously tight-lipped about her personal relationship over the years. She was first spotted with Nichols back in 2013 and have made numerous public appearances, including the 2015 screening of Bessie in Los Angeles and 2016 U.S. Open.

In a 2017 interview with E! News, the pioneering Hip Hop artist said she was ready to settle down.

Meet Up and Coming Artist Trevon Marcel

Trevon Marcel is a 23 year old independent rap artist from Opelika Alabama. Faced by the adversities of life as an inner city kid Trevon battled with depression from witnessing domestic violence in the home and loosing a close relative due to unnecessary gun violence that left him with lots of anxieties and unanswered questions. Instead of becoming a product of his environment Trevon choose to unleash his frustrations behind the mic inside the recording studio. Flowing on the mic and spitting lyrics about his life experiences is where he is able to escape his anxieties and release his tension. All his music is storytelling. Check out his flow.

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Lil' Kim Talks New Album With DJ Whoo Kid, Teases Possible Beyonce Collaboration: 'We've Been Showing Each Other Love'


The Queen Bee is working toward the release of her anticipated fifth studio albumwhich is slated for November, 22 years after her acclaimed debut effort. Kim also chopped it up about shooting a documentary, her relationship with Snoop Dogg and possibly working with Beyoncé

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