Dr. Dre and Ice Cube created a lot of excitement this week after revealing the cast and official release date for the upcoming film ‘Straight Outta Compton.’
Universal Pictures has given the highly anticipated NWA Biopic an official release date of August 14th, 2015.
As if an official release date wasn’t enough, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube also revealed the main cast. O’Shea Jackson JR. will portray his father, Ice Cube. Jason Mitchell will play Eazy-E and Corey Hawkins will play Dr. Dre. The movie is being directed by Gary F. Gray.
Mary J. Blige has released a new video for her new song ‘A Night To Remember.’ Check out the fun video below as Mary remakes Shalamar’s hit from the 80s. The new single is from the Think Like A Man Too soundtrack, which hits theatres this Friday!
It has been an ongoing debate for quite sometime now. Should the Redskins change their name? Champ Bailey who was a Redskin for 5 years has joined the list of many people calling for a name change.
In an interview with USA Today, Bailey stated:
“When you hear a Native American say that ‘Redskins’ is degrading, it’s almost like the N-word for a black person. If they feel that way, then it’s not right. They are part of this country. It’s degrading to a certain race. Does it make sense to have that name?”
Daniel Snyder, owner of the Redskins, has continued to stand firm in defending the name and even claimed that it actually honors Native Americans.
What do you think? Should the redskins change their name? Let us know!
Forbes has released the list of the 2014 world’s highest paid athletes list and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather topped the list by a landslide.
After just two fights in 2013, Money May earned a total of $105 million. His victory against Canelo Alvarez had a total revenue of $200 million.
Cristiano Ronadlo, who you can catch in the World Cup starting today, came in at number two with a salary of $80 million. King James landed at number three with a salary of $72.3 million, which is amazing considering the pay cut he took to join the Miami Heat.
Congrats to Floyd Mayweather for solidifying The Money Team!
Back in January, Katie Couric offended many people when she interviewed Carmen Carerra, known for appearing on ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’ and asked about her “private parts.” One of the people offended was Laverne Cox who plays a transgender role on the hit netflix show, ‘Orange Is The New Black.’
Cox called out Couric for the invasive questioning during the interview. Since then, Katie has apologized and admitted to being wrong for the questioning. Watch below as Laverne commends Katie for her apology.
It was only a matter of time before a rapper jumped on Usher’s new banger ‘Good Kisser’ and it looks like Rick Ross was the first to get his hands on the track. Listen to the newly released remix by the boss below!
Nicki Minaj’s “Pills N Potions” video is here! After releasing a 45 second teaser last week, many fans were excited to see the full video and it does not dissapoint. In this new visual, Nicki shows off many different looks as she gets intimate with rapper, The Game ! Check it out below and let us know what you think!
BET has announced that Chris Rock will host the 2014 BET Awards show. Reacting to being chosen to host the big event, Chris Rock stated:
“I watch the BET Awards every year. It’s one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV, and music. Where else can you get Rick Ross and Michelle Obama in the same room?! The BET Awards is like a party where nothing is off limits. My peers have done the show, now it’s my turn.”
Be sure to check out Chris Rock live Sunday, June 29 at 8 pm EST.
The horrific news out of Nigeria that over 200 young women between the ages of 16 to 18 have gone missing for nearly a month has spread all over the World and grabbed attention from World Leaders, politicians, entertainers, and social media. From who is doing the kidnapping to what is being done about this tragic story, here is everything you need to know:
How is this happening?
This problem has gone on in Nigeria for many years. It has been reported that 39% of young girls in Nigeria are forced into marriage before the age of 18, while 15% are married before the age of 15. In 2003, only 23 of Nigeria’s 36 states approved the UN Child Right’s Act which declares that anyone under the age of 18 is a child. Borno (where the kidnaps are happening) is one of the 13 states that did not ratify the act.
Who Kidnapped these young girls?
A militant Islamist group from Northeast Nigeria has admitted to committing these horrible kidnappings. The name of the group is Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden/sinful.” This group has been seeking to reverse Nigeria from trending towards “westernization.” Since the creation of this group, they’ve been known to bomb and burn down places like churches and public schools. Below is a very sad video of the group bragging about the kidnappings.
What is happening to these young girls?
It has been reported that most of the kidnapped girls have already been married off or sold to members of the militant group. Many of the girls could also be shipped to places in Europe, which is known as a huge place for Nigerian trafficking. The easy access into Europe has been a problem for many years and Nigerian women are viewed as a ‘sexual delicacy’ to some men there.
What is being done about the kidnappings?
World leaders are beginning to take notice and are starting to take action. The United States has decided to send law enforcement and military forces to Nigeria in an effort to help search for the missing young girls.
With the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, many famous names are using social media to call for action and spread word about the tragedy. Holding up signs with captions like bring back our girls and real men don’t buy girls, celebs from all over the world have posted pictures in hopes of influencing the powers that be to do anything that they can.