In 1992, shortly after graduating from high school, actor Omar Epps landed a starring role opposite the late hip-hop superstar Tupac Shakur in the film Juice. A year later, Epps was cast as a star running back in the college football movie The Program. From that, Epps played baseball star Willie Mays Hays in Major League II (1994). Then used that opportunity to portray a collegiate track star in the well-received film about college and race, Higher Learning (1995).Epps fanbase grew when he landed on the long-running doctor show, House. Epps continued to portray the young, ambitious Dr. Eric Foreman on the series until it came to an end in May 2012, following six seasons. Epps’s performance on the series earned him both the 2007 and 2008 NAACP Image Award for best supporting actor in a drama series.But behind all the movies, TV shows and awards you will see his true love: his wife Keisha of 11 years.Omar married singer Keisha Spivey (formerly of the all-female R&B trio Total) in 2006. The pair met and briefly dated in 1992. But their relationship didn’t last, and Epps says that for years he thought of Spivey as “the one who got away.” Epps dated a few other women after they broke up, like his Love & Basketball co-star Sanaa Lathan, but each time, his mind and heart kept going back to Keisha.After saying “I do” in the world of both Hollywood and the music industry, relationships can be hard. So when the two made it past 10 years, many started asking, what’s their secret to staying together.“For us, we just took breaking up off the table,” confesses Epps. “That changed the whole dynamic of how we argue, solve problems, everything. It changes everything during the tough times.” “But I honestly still like my girl,” Epps continues. “You can love someone but not like them. I still like her. I still have that cute and innocent type of love for her.” He and Spivey have two children, daughter, K’mari Mae (born in 2004) and son Amir (born in 2007). Epps also has … a daughter from a previous relationship, Alyanna Yasmine (born in 1999). #17thsoulja
Ashley Graham Reveals She Was Sexually Harassed On A Modeling Job -blogged by #BenitaShae ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As the latest Glamour covergirl, model #AshleyGraham shares a story about getting sexually harassed during a modeling job when she was 17. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“There was an incident on set of a campaign job when I was 17 years old — I haven’t told this story — and there was a photo assistant who was into me. He was like, “Hey, come here,” and he led me into a closet. And I was like, “What?” I thought he was going to show me something. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She continued, “And he pulled me in, and he pulled his penis out. And he was like, “Grab it.” And I was like, “No! That’s disgusting.” I freaked out. And thank God I was closer to the door, and I just bolted out.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ashley kept quiet about the encounter and eventually ran into her harasser at modeling gigs in the future. She even knew a girl he dated. “I didn’t tell her because there was a voice in me that said, ‘Maybe he’s changed,'” she says. “It was my young mentality.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At the time she didn’t fully understand what happened to her and began questioning herself. “The insecure girl inside me was like, ‘Well, maybe I did something,'” she writes. Now she understands that it wasn’t her fault and offers support to other women who may be going through the same thing. “To all those girls out there: No, you didn’t do anything.”
@PHAEDRAPARKS SAYS APOLLO IS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT!
#RHOA’s, Phaedra Parks, recently opened up her ongoing divorce drama — and in true shady Phae fashion — skillfully spilled some alleged prison tea about her incarcerated husband, @apollonida03 being in solitary confinement.
Phaedra spoke to US Weekly about life after Bravo, and shared her thoughts on the ongoing divorce saga. Phaedra had her peach taken away, after being caught lying about the drugging rape rumor against Kandi Burruss. Phaedra is now back in the divorce trenches, after a misspelled name derailed an alleged attempt to push the divorce through, without Apollo’s knowledge.
Phaedra denied that she deliberately mislead Apollo during the divorce process. Apollo is currently serving an 8-year sentence at New Jersey’s FCI Fort Dix correctional facility for bank fraud and identity theft. “There was never any intention of keeping him out of the loop,” the reality star said. “He was very active throughout the process.” Phaedra spoke about the “frustrating” road to single mom status — the divorce ruling reversal an obvious setback. Apollo has already moved on, becoming engaged to real estate agent, Sherien Almufti, during a November 2016 prison visit. “Of course it’s very frustrating, it’s very expensive, it’s very emotionally draining and quite time consuming,” Phaedra said. “It’s a very difficult process and it’s unfortunate that it was overturned but it is what it is and so I’ll go through the process again and we’ll see what happens this time. Hopefully it won’t take as long as it did the first time.” According to Phaedra, Apollo’s criminal reality is currently a solo act. Phaedra spoke about the challenges of keeping her sons, Ayden, 7, and Dylan, 4, connected to their father. “When Apollo left,” Phaedra explained, “Dylan was barely a year old so he doesn’t really have the recollection of Apollo like Ayden has.
Man IDGAF if that asshole’s wife is a cop or not #johnhernandez would’ve been alive today if someone jumped in to help!
HOUSTON – A lawyer for the family of John Hernandez has released a new witness video in connection with the fatal beating of the 24-year-old outside a Denny’s restaurant.
Attorney Jack Carroll released the video Monday during a press conference. “An anonymous concerned citizen brought me the video because he said it shows murder,” Carroll said. “I concur.” The man who beat Hernandez saw him urinating outside the restaurant, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses say Hernandez was quickly overpowered by the man, who continued to beat him then put him in a chokehold for 10 to 15 minutes. They said Hernandez, who was much smaller, than the man, was too drunk to defend himself. “It’s a very sad video because you’re watching a man basically being killed,” Carroll said. “He was kicking his legs in a helpless fashion, and you can hear him gargling or gurling, ‘Stop, stop.’” Hernandez’s wife and 3-year-old daughter were begging the man to stop. “She was crying and telling (the man beating Hernandez) stop and he didn’t even stop,” Hernandez’s wife said. “I told him, ‘Please stop. Don’t do that to him. He’s drunk.’ He wasn’t in any position to fight. But, he didn’t have any compassion. He was really angry.” The other man involved in the incident is the husband of a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy and has not been arrested or named as a suspect.
His wife, the HCSO deputy, was also present during the incident.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the deputy helped to restrain Hernandez but then called for help when she noticed he was not breathing.
Eyewitnesses say the deputy did nothing to help and stood by while her husband continued to beat and strangle Hernandez. “The husband of the off-duty sheriff has the man in what you would call a ‘reverse headlock,’ for lack of a better term,” Carroll said. And he has the man helpless. The husband of the off-duty sheriff’s deputy looks like he weighs at least 300 pounds. Extremely big. He’s very muscular.” Hernandez was removed from life support three days ago
Despite Yachty garnering huge success and building a rather larger than life fanbase, his first week of sales only pulled 46,000 units. Bryson Tiller, on the other hand, who was on a little hiatus, came back strong pulling 106,570, giving him the title of having his first #1 album ever. Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, DAMN., came in again at #2 while Drake’s More Life and Lil Yachty’s album came in at the #4 and #5 slot. _______________________________
Lil Yachty seems to be holding his head high despite the disappointing album sales and claims he is putting more work in than ever, and also notes the purpose of the album was not necessarily to do numbers but more of a gift to his fans. _______________________________
In a message to his fans, he says “I didn’t make this 21 project for the old reviews and bloggers. I made it for real Lil yachty fans who have been dying for new music from me… that’s why I put so many songs. that’s why it’s mostly just me. Because it’s from me to you.” _______________________________
I mean you gotta give the boy some slack, this is his first album release prior to his previously released mixtapes Lil’ Boat and Summer Songs 2 charted in 2016. Lil Yachty also mentions that he felt his overnight success was more so on his image rather than the public actually take a listen to his music. “I understand first week numbers didn’t do what most people expected but that’s only because they don’t understand me. They don’t understand us. I don’t expect anybody to. I make it for those who listen. I feel like my brand is so big and blew up so big, it blew up bigger than my actual music.” _______________________________
The whole brand of Lil Yachty and the image he has obstructed around his character has helped him to reach the ears of seasoned artists in the music industry. For Yachty, he’s not only using his weak album sales for a major comeback but for a fuel to prove to everyone out there, Lil Yachty is here to stay. _______________________________
“With this being my last few months of being a teenager I am just living with no regrets having fun and enjoying life. And that’s what I did with this album.
Last night, Katy Perry (literally) wore her heart on her sleeve. During the One Love Manchester benefit concert, the singer paid tribute to the victims of the tragic attack by wearing a dress partially made of fabric printed with the faces of the 22 people killed outside Manchester Arena.
Her all-white outfit was bordered at the neck and arms with photos of the victims. On the back of her dress, the photos were arranged in the shape of a heart, as you can see when she took off her coat to perform “Roar.”
“It can be the most difficult thing to do, but love conquers fear, and love conquers hate, and this love that you choose will give you strength,” Katy declared during her performance. “It’s our greatest power.”
by Gabby Noone
For Baby Blue: Jay-Z and Beyonce reportedly inviting Blue Ivy to watch birth of The Carter Twins
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As anxious buzzers of Beyonce’s ’bout that life worldwide #BeyHive continue impatiently awaiting the arrival of the “Countdown” chanteuse’s womb-raiding honey drops, big-sister-to-be, Blue Ivy Carter, is said to be getting stylishly suited for a front row seat to her twin siblings birth… —————————————– .
While most moms and dads gift their first born kids with toys and trinkets before welcoming a newborn into the family in effort to reduce envy levels, Jay-Z and his 35-year-old expecting wife have reportedly invited their five-year-old daughter in the birthing room to witness Yonce pop out their incoming babies so that she won’t feel excluded from their, “magical family moment.” —————————————– . “[HOV and Bey are] worried that their daughter might feel left out when the twins arrive, so they’re trying to make sure she … [#Read Full #Story via #Link in #Bio and visit http://www.Cheekywiki.com for more] .
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#KillerMike is coming under fire for his response to comedian, #BillMaher using the N-word during a joke on his show.
On Friday’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, Maher was interviewing Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, when he jokingly referred to himself as a “house nigger.” Some people were livid. Chance The Rapper asked HBO to cancel Maher’s show. “Please #HBO Do Not Air Another Episode Of Real Time With Bill Maher,” the Chicago rapper tweeted. Other celebrities chimed in as well. Activist, Deray McKesson tweeted, “But really, #BillMaher has got to go. There are no explanations that make this acceptable.” Maher released an apology on Saturday (June 3) which reads: “Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show. Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.” Naturally, some folks wanted to know Killer Mike’s opinion on the matter since he’s appeared on Maher’s show on multiple occasions and the two seem to have a cool relationship. “That’s Pretty Fucking Funny coming from a comedian white or black,” he responded on Twitter. “I just wish others will stop using that lame ass mom ‘N Word’ as a sub.” He added, “The word is Nigger and it’s a powerful word for bad and it’s offspring Nigga has been a power filled word used by those once oppressed…black have BIGGER things than NIGGER to concern ourselves with: Black Banks, Gentrification, Economics & Trade Education. Love, My Nigga.”
You might be one step closer to living the “good life” like Birdman. If you have $20 million to spare.
If not just ooh and aah at Birdman’s crib from your smartphone or computer.
That’s right Stunna has listed his big ass mansion on the market.
According to reports, The co-founder of Cash Money Records (encompassing Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and more) is listing his Miami Beach estate for $20 million, per The Real Deal. Birdman purchased the 20,000-square-foot home in 2011 for over $14 million from Rockstar Energy Drink founder Russell Weiner, who threw down $20 million last summer for a beauty on North Bay Road.
The Palm Island estate used to belong to record producer Scott Storch before he lost the place to foreclosure and Weiner snatched it up for $7 million.
Millions were spent renovating the place, according to Brett Harris of Douglas Elliman, who is co-listing the residence with Alex Daguer of Fortune International Realty. The home has 12 bathrooms, 100 feet of water frontage, and a dock that can accomodate a 100-foot yacht. Also included: a summer kitchen with a pizza oven; two wine cellars; a home theater; volleyball court; and bayside pool.
The rapper is looking to downsize, Harris said. “It’s too much home for him,” he said. “We’re actively pursuing other properties [in South Florida] for him now.”
So far, he’s shown the Palm Island property to Saudi nationals and Chinese buyers, and will list it on the MLS on Monday.
Birdman’s ride or die lady Toni talked about Birdman downsizing his home on a past episode of ‘BFV’.
When Braxton’s manager asks if she’d ever consider relocating to Miami, Florida, where Birdman calls home base, she wasn’t 100 percent sure.
“I don’t know. That’s an interesting question,” she admits, explaining that her children’s schooling requires them to be elsewhere..
Toni’ friend ask “So why he’s living the castle?”
Toni says “B” wants to downsize and continues his castle is 23,000 sq. ft and his new crib is a 11,000-sq. ft. penthouse.