Two Chainz is celebrating a trip to the top of the Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan reports the rapper’s debut album “Based on a T.R.U. Story” sold 147-thousand copies last week, which was enough to put him at number one on the album tally. The emcee is the first hip-hop star to bow on top with a debut album since Mac Miller did it last November, and he’s only the third act from any genre to achieve the feat this year. READ MORE
It may not have been his mama this time around, but someone, or something, told LL Cool J to knock out the man who broke into his Los Angeles home early Wednesday morning.
According to the “Los Angeles Times,” police say the rapper and “NCIS: Los Angeles” star left the would-be burglar with a broken nose and jaw.
LL — whose real name is James Todd Smith — reportedly went downstairs around 1:00 a.m. to investigate a noise when the suspect came at him, leading to what sources called a “knock-down, drag-out” fight.
The unidentified suspect — whom police described as a transient — was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, a rep for LL says he and his family are safe and “thank everyone for their thoughts and concern.” READ MORE
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony fans can mark their calendars. AllHipHop reports the rap group has announced plans to officially release its new album, “Art of War III,” on November 27th. The record marks the first new music from BTNH since 2010’s “Uni5: The World’s Enemy,” and the first since original members Krazie Bone and Wish Bone left the group and then returned this summer. But Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have reportedly said “Art of War III” will be the last album to feature all five original members.
For now, however, the group is still going strong. They performed at Rock the Bells in San Bernardino, California, last weekend, and are slated to take the stage again when the festival moves to Mountain View, California, this weekend. They’ll also perform at this year’s final Rock the Bells weekend in Holmdel, New Jersey, on September 1st.
It looks like Lauryn Hill’s tax problems are getting worse. According to TMZ, the state of New Jersey claims the singer failed to pay more than 446-thousand dollars in taxes — and that’s on top of the one-point-eight-million-dollars she reportedly owes the federal government. READ MORE
A Los Angeles judge is giving the okay to Michael Jackson’s mother and nephew to share guardianship of the late pop star’s three children. The judge finalized the agreement at a court hearing on Wednesday. The ruling comes about three weeks after Jackson’s 82-year-old mother, Katherine Jackson, agreed to share the role with her 34-year-old grandson TJ Jackson. The move was made after the judge gave TJ temporary guardianship of the children during Katherine’s extended stay at an Arizona spa resort. READ MORE
Almost half of the food Americans buy ends up in the trash. A new study reveals that about 165-billion-dollars worth of food is tossed every year. Figures from the Natural Resources Defense Council show the practice costs an average family of four more than two-thousand dollars a year. READ MORE
If you didn’t have a chance to come out to Nancy’s Pizza in Buckhead you missed an amazing opportunity to hear some wonderful singing and ,more importantly, giving back to the community. Anthony. Q, formally Â of Day 26, held his first Annual Toy Drive here recently. Its so important, since we always report news and drama the celebs are in, that we show the positive things they do as well. There were a lot of people in the house including his label mate Cori Sims, R&B group Lissen, and female R&B singer Shandria Elliott who came out and showed their love and support as well as family & friends.
We even got an opportunity to hear each artists above showcase their talents and I must say Atlanta, Ga is bringing some heat back into the R&B music scene with this new talent. Anthony.Q showed his appreciation to everyone who came out last night to Nancy’s by doing several interviews, taking pictures with all his fans, and even blessing us with his voice before the event was over. Here Is Q below his mom Nicole
All the toys that were donated from last night will be given to the children at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. Once again thank you all for coming out and supporting such a great cause. Hope to see you again for the 2nd annual toy drive. READ MORE
Did you ever think of NeNe as a grandma? Well apparently she didn’t either until she was surprised by her sons 21 year old girlfriend who was already six months pregnant.
Proud grandmother NeNe Leakes exclusively reveals her 2-month-old granddaughter Briâ€™asia (who sheâ€™s kept under wraps until now) in an interview with InTouch Â Weekly!
NeNe tells the new issue of In Touch â€” on newsstands now â€” about her shock when she discovered that her 22-year-old son, Bryson, was secretly expecting a baby with his girlfriend, Ashley Hill, 21.
â€œI only found out about everything because I ran into Ashley when she was more than six months along,â€ the Real Housewives of Atlanta star tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. â€œI said, â€˜You look pregnant.â€™ And she said, â€˜Hasnâ€™t Bryson told you?â€™ But he hadnâ€™t because he knew that I wouldnâ€™t approve of him having a child so young.â€