On Tuesday, Bun B announced he will be teaming up with some celebrity friends and a team of organizers to put on a telethon for the victim of Hurricane Harvey. The telethon will take place September 12 in 3 different cities, L.A., New York and Nashville. Hosts like Jamie Foxx, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Strahan and Hilary Duff will be participating, all of who were born and/or raised in the city of Houston, Texas.
One person who will not be invited is President Donald Trump. The Houston rapper made it clear that he is not invited unless he joins former presidents, especially Barack Obama, which would serve as a gesture of unity.
Bun B told TMZ, "Putting Trump on by himself would send the wrong message and people wouldn't buy the sincerity of it," adding, "After what he did in Charlottesville, he's not a symbol of unity and it would rub people the wrong way."
Bun added that he would love to see Trump and Obama stand shoulder-to-shoulder. Two men coming together for a noble purpose.
I cannot explain enough how much I am a fan of the FX show, American Horror Stories. Every season is something different and more crazy than the last. What's even more cool is that they use the same cast for every season. From the Haunted House to the Coven to Freak Show to one of the most recent seasons that picked SO many awards featuring Lady Gaga, Hotel, the stories are just amazing!
This next season coming up will definitely be one to watch. CULT follows times after Donald Trump is elected president, so you can only image what type of shade will be thrown. The season airs Sept 5th on FX, and here is the trailer.
The Powerball reached a U.S. history high of $700 million this week and ONE lucky person has won it all! Making this the largest jackpot won by a single ticket in North American history. The jackpot was exactly $758.7 million, with the winning ticket coming from Chicopee, Massachusetts. The chance to win was 1 in 92 million.
The winner will get $480.5 million cash.
Winning Numbers: 6-7-16-23-26 Powerball 4
It looks like Kyrie Irving has found a new home with the Boston Celtics, after randomly asking to be traded from the Cleveland Cavs about a month ago. The Celtics have traded Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and gave the 2018 Brooklyn Nets unprotected first-round pick to the Cavs, in exchange for Kyrie Irving.
The Celtics have gained Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris.
The Cavs will now have Thomas, LeBron, and D. Rose.
According to ESPN, "Irving has three years and $60 million left on his contract, but he can opt out of the final year before the 2019-20 season. The Celtics posted on Instagram that Irving will wear No. 11, as his familiar No. 2 is retired in Boston for Red Auerbach.
Thomas, 28, led the Celtics to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season, averaging 28.9 points and 5.9 assists over 33.8 minutes per game during the regular season.
Thomas has spent the offseason recovering from a right hip injury that kept him out of the final three games of the Eastern Conference finals. He opted not to have surgery.
Ainge said Thomas' injury did play "some" into his making the deal. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Monday that he is not sure Thomas will be ready for the start of training camp.
Sources told ESPN that while Cleveland is not sure when Thomas will be able to return to the court, the Cavaliers have no short-term concerns about the injury. The team, sources said, is anxious to have its own doctors look at Thomas' hip and will spend the year monitoring it."
Even though Colin Kaepernick has not been signed to a team for this football season, he will still continue his activist work in the world. The former 49er is currently being blackballed by the NFL after kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 football season. Now Colin is pledging one million dollars to organizations in oppressed communities.
“I will donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months.” – Colin Kaepernick
So far Colin has raised $800,000 with $200,000 to go. This month, $34,000 was given to The Dreamville Foundation, $33,000 was given to the Lower East Side Girls Club, and $33,000 to 100 Suits for 100 Men.
Head over to Colin's website to see everything else going on!
Right when we thought the R. Kelly drama was dead, it comes back to life! The sex cult story is over, but a whole new one has come to light.
A 24-year-old married mother of three has decided to speak out on her sexual relationship she had with Kelly when she was just 16. Jerhonda Pace tells her story to BuzzFeed of how she was Kelly's biggest fan as a 16-year-old high schooler. She would skip school just to defend Kelly during his trial of 14 counts of making child porn, back in 2008. According to her story, after the trial, she became intimate with Kelly, who made her sign nondisclosure agreements in exchange for money. She makes it clear that she did not tell Kelly she was underage, telling investigators she was claiming to be 19-years-old at the time.
Pace continues to tell the story of how a friend and employee of Kelly's friended her on Myspace and invited her to a party at Kelly's mansion in Illinois, after meeting him outside of the courthouse during his trial. The two started their sexual relationship in June 2009, which lasted about 7 months. During the time, Kelly would film their encounters, have her wear pigtails and wear schoolgirl outfits, and she engaged in threesomes. In July, a month into their relationship, Pace says she gave Kelly her state ID, which had her real age. Kelly told her to tell anyone who asked that she was 19-years-old and to act like she was 25.
"Pace says that she started spending weekends with Kelly at his Olympia Fields home. While she was in the mansion, she says, she had to follow Kelly’s “rules,” which included dressing in baggy clothes, turning over her phone, and asking permission to shower, eat, go to the bathroom, and leave the property. If she broke the rules, she says, she was mentally and physically abused."
BuzzFeed reports that "several individuals with firsthand knowledge of the situation have supported Pace’s claims. Additionally, BuzzFeed News reviewed signed legal documents, drafts of settlements between Kelly and Pace, correspondence between Pace and the attorneys involved, a polygraph test performed at the request of her attorney regarding her relationship with Kelly, a probate court document opening an estate for Pace as the result of a civil settlement, and a subsequent payment made by Kelly’s management company to Pace."
In response to this new story on Kelly, his team released a statement Tuesday morning saying “The allegations against Mr. Kelly are false, and are being made by individuals known to be dishonest. It is clear these continuing stories are the result of the effort of those with personal agendas who are working in concert to interfere with and damage his career. Mr. Kelly again denies any and all wrong doing and is taking appropriate legal action to protect himself from ongoing defamation.”
The question you're probably asking is why now? Why has she chooses to come forward after all these years AND getting paid? Pace says she decided to break the nondisclosure agreement because she is concerned about the women who are still living with Kelly as apart of the recent "sex cult" allegations, particularly a friend she introduced to Kelly and the lifestyle. A friend who is still living with Kelly now.
The most recent accused victim, Joycelyn Savage, 21, has spoken multiple times denying all allegations her parents have put into the media, saying she is fine and living well. Savage's parents, on the other hand, are still not convince their daughter is safe, sharing that they have been told of an ongoing federal investigation the FBI is doing. The FBI declined for comments, according to BuzzFeed.
Read Pace's full story HERE
For those who may not know, Usher has been married for almost the past 2 years now to Grace Miguel. I'm sure you have a lot of questions when it comes to his wife and the whole herpes situation but Grace is standing by her man in this time of trouble.
Usher is currently being sued for $40 million by a woman who claims to have had sex with Usher in April of this year, who he allegedly gave the STD to. The woman's initial lawsuit was for $10 million after being "exposed" to the virus by the singer, but she learned she actually contracted the virus and raised the amount to $40 million in total.
Usher's wife, Grace, isn't buying into the lawsuit according to TMZ. TMZ reports that the woman suing Usher is a friend of his ex-wife Tameka Foster, to the point where the woman was a guest the their wedding back in 2007. Usher believes this is just a petty situation so his wife is not worried.
Rapper Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, pasted away in June and the autopsy report as come back saying he accidentally chocked. He was in a Las Vegas hospital getting treatment for sickle cell anemia flare up when he chocked on an egg.
Prodigy was 42.
Looks like Blac Chyna wants to break into the music industry and be the Nicki Minaj. Surprisingly enough, record labels are actually looking her way. Sources tell TMZ that Chyna has already been recording the studio with Nicki Minaj as her mentor. Chyna wants to do rap, "poetry music" and traditional singing. Chyna allegedly has several meetings set up and has already met with Capital Records.
Hmmm... I don't know about this one.