In a shock announcement earlier this week, Lady Gaga hit back at weight critics as she admitted that she's suffered from eating disorders since she was 15.
The singer shared on her Little Monster’s website a series of photos where she displays her highly criticized body in lingerie, while making a heart breaking confession.
"[I've battled] bulimia and anorexia since I was 15," Lady Gaga wrote in the caption where she stands facing the camera with her eyes closed.
Gaga’s body revolution comes after the harsh criticism the singer has received since revealing in a radio interview with Elvis Duran she “gained, like, 25 pounds” in the duration of five weeks between tour dates.
Earlier this week, the singer passed along some wisdom via Twitter from the iconic beauty Marilyn Monroe: "To all the girls who think you're ugly because you're not a size 0, you're the beautiful ones. It's society who's ugly.”
Gaga then added how much she appreciates her fans unbiased opinion of her body image: "Thank you to my fans who love me no matter what and know the meaning of real beauty and compassion. I really love you."
Lady Gaga joins singer's like Adele, who have been battling the on going pressure from the media over her weight since she emerged on the music scene.
Chris Brown tested positive for marijuana use and faces a hearing to determine whether he violated his probation for the 2009 assault on then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna.
The R&B singer was in court Monday for the first time in a year. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg was weighing the impact of his positive drug test and sorting through his community service and travel records to determine whether he has been complying with his five-year probation, according to The Associated Press.
Before he appeared in court, Rihanna sent him a tweet: “I’m praying for you and wishing u the best today!”
Brown responded with, “Thank u so much.”
Because Brown provided the judge with a medicinal marijuana prescription from California, Schnegg said the positive test result during a random drug screening in his hometown, Richmond, Va., where he had been ordered to complete his community service, may not have a major impact on his probation, AP reported.
But, she warned Brown to be mindful of his public image and his impact on young fans.
“You are not an average person who can sit in their living room and do what you want to do,” Schnegg said, noting that Brown’s mother was sitting in the courtroom. “You are not only in the public eye, but you are on probation. … which means that if you violate any laws or orders, then you’re subject to a probation violation.”
Schnegg ordered a probation violation hearing for Nov. 1, when it will also be determined if Brown violated the travel provisions of his probation with a trip to Paris.
The judge added that the community service logs from Virginia were “somewhat cryptic” and needed more review.
The Richmond police chief sent a spreadsheet to the judge, indicating Brown had completed 1,402 hours of community service by picking up trash, washing cars, painting and tending stables.
The judge ordered Brown to see his probation officer within the next three days and urged him to be careful.
“You should be mindful of obeying all rules of the courts,” Schnegg said.
In June, the singer was at the center of a bottle-throwing brawl that erupted at a New York City nightclub between his entourage and a group accompanying singer Drake. Neither entertainer was charged in the incident.
“A lot of people look up to you — a lot of kids. What you do and what you say impacts other people,” Schnegg said.
Asked for comment on Monday’s hearing, Brown’s rep referred ABCNews.com to the singer’s attorney, Mark Geragos, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
As if told right out of a fairytale, Kanye West is making sure his girlfriend Kim Kardashian has a 32nd birthday fit for a queen, reportedly shelling out over one million on the extravaganza.
Setting the scene in Pine Cay, a private island in the Turks and Caicos, Yeezy is said to be pulling out the works for his boo’s October 21 B-day simply in efforts to boost her spirits. "Kim has been really down about turning 32 and having two failed marriages behind her and no children, so he wants to make this extra-special, a source told Perez Hilton.
“Plus it’s her first birthday since they’ve been together as a couple. Kanye has never been shy of splashing out on the women he loves, but this time he’s pulling out all the stops with presents."
Gifting her with a Prada bag reportedly lined with a KK print, a pink diamond bracelet and a couture Chanel dress, Kim’s sorrows are sure to fade fast. Not to mention her new beau is also said to have hired a five-star hotel chef to be the cook and just brought her a super cute baby whitePersian kitten named "Mercy" just the other day.
Last night @LupeFiasco went on a Twitter rant about how he felt his vote wasn't necessary in the election. Those tweets caught the attention of author and CNN analyst @Rolandsmartin who responded by highlighting the certain states and cities (Yes High Point, NC!) that helped to give President Obama the win during the 2008 presidential election. Roland menitoned how Obama won North Carolina by just over 14,000 votes in 2008 and gave a special shout out to the great city of High Point for their historic turnout at the polls that year.
Roland Martin responded with...
And he finished with...
The generations and the ideologies of these black men are different.
So we have to ask:
Are you registered to vote and are you going to vote to elect local, state and federal candidates?
Is choosing to not vote also taking a political stand and what justifies that inactive approach?
A rapper who thought that it was fun to brag on Twitter about drinking and driving died shortly after sending his last tweet. The tweet by the rapper “Inkyy” was YOLO, which means “You only live once.” It appears that his sudden death confirms his expectation…he’s only going to live and die one time.
The car hit a wall in Ontario, California, killing all passengers. Inkyy, whose real name is Ervin McKinness, was just 21 years old when the incident took place.
The tweet was sent at 1:19 am EST on September 2 and stated “Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #F***It. YOLO.”
His last tweet was “Driving tweeting sipping the cup f*** yolo I’m turning it up.”
Police say that Inkyy may have not been the one driving but the group ran a red light and hit a wall. Four of the passengers died at the scene of the accident and a fifth died at the hospital.
The moral of this story is to be safe, to not drink and drive, and don't ride with a driver that has.
A little over four months ago, a Florida judge sentenced 31-year-old Marissa Alexander to 20 years in prison for three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Alexander fired a gun into the air in an attempt to scare her violent husband, who’d gone into a rage after reading text message exchanges between Alexander and her ex-husband. “That’s when he strangled me. He put his hands around my neck,” Alexander said.
In a desperate attempt to save her life, she broke from his grip and ran into the garage to flee the home in her car. Allowing her panic to get the best of her, she forgot to grab her keys and couldn’t open the garage door. Alexander found one solution that could save her from her crazed husband. “I knew I had to protect myself,” she said. “I could not fight him. He was 100 pounds more than me. I grabbed my weapon at that point.”
When her husband, Rico Gray, saw the pistol at her side, Alexander claims he threatened to kill her — that’s when she decided to make the hasty decision to fire the weapon. Instead of aiming the gun towards Gray, Alexander aimed the weapon to the ceiling. ”I believe when he threatened to kill me, that’s what he was absolutely going to do. That’s what he intended to do. Had I not discharged my weapon at that point, I would not be here,” Alexander said. She said she fired into the air intending to scare him away, and Gray quickly left the house with his two children. No one was hurt in the incident, but Alexander sits in jail facing a 20-year sentence on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Alexander attempted to use Florida’s “stand your ground” law — the same law that George Zimmerman is using to defend his decision to kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February this year; however, for some reason the law, did not apply to Alexander’s case. Many are questioning whether or not race is playing a role in the judge’s decision to sentence her 20 years.
So why isn’t the black community in an uproar of this ridiculous sentence? Comedian Niecy Nash just sent her condolences to the murder victim of a man who killed her brother in 1993.Robert Lee Heard was sixteen at the time that he killed Nash’s brother. After serving time in a juvenile corrections facility until 2002, Heard attempted to strike again in 2003, and was convicted of attempted first-degree murder and sent to prison until 2011. This past weekend, Heard struck again — this time stabbing his 35-year-old wife to death. Why does our justice system allow a two-time violent offender to roam the streets victimizing more people while Marissa Alexander spends the next 20 years of her life behind bars for discharging her weapon in the air?
Plans are well underway for Jay-Z and Beyonce's exclusive fundraiser for President Obama tonight in NYC. Held at Jay-Z's 40/40 nightclub, the $40,000 per head event is slated to draw in $4 million for Obama's re-election campaign. Details have begun to emerge about the opulent soiree the chosen few will experience tonight including a 350-bottle champagne tower featuring Jay's high-end grape of choice, Armand de Brignac or more popularly known as Ace of Spades.
Jay has long backed Obama and even rapped about him on several occasions, including on Young Jeezy's "My President" remix and on the 2009 single "On to the Next One," on which Jay claimed that he had "Obama on the text."
On September 1, during Jay's Made in America music festival performance in Philadelphia, the rapper rolled out a special message from the Prez on the big screen as tens of thousands of fans cheered on. "To me, the idea of America is that no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try. Jay-Z did it," the Prez said in the pre-taped message following "Public Service Announcement." "He didn't come from power or privilege. He got ahead because he worked hard, learned from his mistakes and just plain refused to quit. That's what 'made in America' means."
Is the man who directed an anti-Islam film that sparked riots in Egypt and Libya the same person who directed soft-core porn movies with titles such as "Young Lady Chatterley," "The Sexpert" and "The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood"? And might he be using an alias?
Casting notices for the movie under the name "Desert Warrior" listed Alan Roberts as the director for the film, which was shot in Los Angeles County in the summer of 2011. The producer was listed as Sam Bacile, which is believed to be an alias for Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a Los Angeles-based, 55-year-old Coptic Christian and a felon.
Bacile might not have been the only one on the production using an alias. A Nexis public records search indicates that an Alan Roberts of Santa Monica is an alias for a 65-year-old man named Robert Alan Brownell of Canyon Lake in Riverside County. In 2002, records show, Brownell registered the business names Alan Roberts Entertainment and Digital Movie Studios, both of Santa Monica.
According to the website IMDb, Alan Roberts has produced and directed various horror films and adult movies dating back to the early 1970s.
Roberts' alleged ties to the porn industry were first reported by Gawker, citing interviews with members of the film's cast, and Vice, which cited documents obtained anonymously that showed a man named Robert Brownell involved in the pre-production of "Innocence of Muslims."
On September 11, 2012 4 Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya as protest to the Youtube film and protests have been sparked in major Muslim countries throughout the east.
Chris Brown will have to wait a bit longer before checking in with an L.A. judge regarding how much community service he's performed since he was convicted of felony assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
A court appearance scheduled for Monday has been pushed back a week to allow authorities more time to prepare the singer's probation report.
At issue: The number of hours of community labor — roadside cleanup, graffiti removal and the like — that Brown's done since a judge gave him the OK to do part of his duty in his home state of Virginia.
A deputy DA in L.A. ordered an audit of his hours after alleging in July that recent records were unclear on details such as where, when and what work was done.
NBC announced Monday that Shakira and Usher will join the show's judges panel in the spring, filling in for pant-fearing Christina Aguilera and sequin-loving Cee Lo Green.
The move will allow the veteran judges some breathing room as they embark on other projects. Aguilera is releasing a new album and going on tour. Green is working on new music and developing a scripted comedy series for the network based on his life. Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will still be around.
Don't believe the hype: American Idol hasn't turned into a battle of the divas. No sooner had the reality competition's new judges' panel been made official than rumors began circulating that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were already feuding. But the two chart-toppers were quick to deny the claims during a Sunday press conference in New York City, where the first round of auditions for the Fox hit's 12th season was underway. "It's been two days!" Carey exclaimed. "A feud takes a little longer than two days!"
Minaj readily backed up her fellow newbie judge. "[We're] getting along wonderfully, darling," said the colorful hip-hop phenom.
Lone returning judge Randy Jackson claimed that if anyone was disagreeing, it was he and fellow long-timer Ryan Seacrest. "The problem I'm having is Ryan keeps wanting to try and have a seat at the judges table," Jackson joked. "I don't know what's going to happen with that."
Azealia Banks spoke up about her support of the gay and lesbian community during an appearance to promote her new MAC Lipstick color. The Harlemite is openly bisexual and says that she definitely shows love to the LBGT community.
"Definitely. I mean, I’m bisexual, so it makes sense," she said. "But I don’t want to be that girl who says all gays necessarily hang out together, of course! I have people say to me, 'Oh wow, my friend is gay, too,' and I’m like, 'Yeah, so?'"
She also revealed the two female artists that influenced her the most growing up.
"Aaliyah. And I love Beyonce – she’s the queen of everything," Banks said. "She’s the most remarkable performer and musician. And this is just my humble opinion, but I just think she’s better than everyone else making music right now."
"I met her – and I cried! It was so embarrassing. It was at the Met Ball," she added. "I was f**king around with Kanye and she was sitting there, chilling and eating dinner. I freaked out. And I realized she saw me being a dummy and I started crying. Then I saw her expression, like, “Girl, get your sh*t together.” I had to walk away and get myself together and pat my face, then come back to properly say hi! And if I meet her again someday, I’ll probably cry again."
Gucci Mane has fired a diss at "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star and rapper Rasheeda and her husband/manager Kirk Frost. On the song "Shook Them Haters Off," Gucci calls her old and questioned Kirk's sexuality.
“You the type of b**ch old as hell still tryna rap, and I’m the type a n***a young as hell an I run the trap, now you the type a freak say lick your Georgia PEACH, you married to a lame and dat lame don’t wont no BEEF,” raps Gucci. “Now he the type a n***a that a old lame azz b**ch a want, ain’t never drank no beer ain’t never rolled no bl***.”
“Now she da type of girl ain’t got no azz on her back, know Kirk ain’t got no money I heard she fu**in Cat, now Jase da type of guy go both ways like I don’t know, I heard he f**ing Kirk in da azz on da D low,” Gucci raps.
Chad Johnson has plead not guilty to a battery charge in the alleged domestic violence incident with his wife Evelyn Lozada, but the former Miami Dolphins player has also finally granted her a divorce. Lozada was quick to present Johnson with papers following their clash, but he has been resistant until now. The divorce isn't final yet, but he has reportedly agreed to break their bond, while pushing to keep the terms of their pre-nup valid.
The pre-nup states that each party will be responsible for paying their own legal bills.
Johnson was arraigned on Thursday (September 13), being officially charged with a first-degree misdemeanor domestic battery after his wife reported that she was head-butted during a heated fight. Johnson will face a maximum penalty of one year in jail.
On the night of the reported incident, Lozada told police that Johnson had head-butted her during an argument, while he relayed a similar story to police, telling them that she had been the offender. After that, Lozada remained out of sight while her bruise healed up and then did the talk show rounds, saying that she still "loves him" but won't get back together. "It's the hardest thing in the world to walk away from someone that you really love. But you have to walk away because I have to protect myself," she said.
Lozada detailed the moments leading up to the incident, explaining that she found a receipt for condoms in Johnson's car and confronted him about it. "And then the next thing I know, he grabbed me by here [pointing to her head] and he head-butted me," she said. "I felt blood coming down my face… and I looked at him and I said, 'You just head-butted me?' And it just -- everything just felt if it was in slow motion."
Rihanna doesn't let much time elapse between her album releases, but is the Talk That Talk singer really ready to roll out a new album before the year wraps?
The French branch of her record label, Def Jam, may have accidentally spilled the beans about her next release when they tweeted out that the singer will drop her forthcoming album in November, with a single reportedly hitting the streets as soon as Monday.
The tweet has since been deleted, Billboard.com reports, but the label has since tweeted out a new message, teasing that an announcement would be made this week. The site has translated the tweet to read, "New announcement this Thursday about Rihanna on our account."
A rep for the singer confirmed to MTV News that Rihanna does have a new album coming out but didn't provide any further details. So, it seems that fans might have to wait to learn if the rumor is true. The November release would also mean she might be going head-to-head with Christina Aguilera, who announced Wednesday (September 12) that her next album, Lotus?, comes out that same month.
The release certainly does fit the Rihanna record-release formula. If the rumor ends up being true, it would mark her fourth one in as many years to come out in November. In 2009, she released Rated R, one year later she gave fans Loud and then in 2011 she released Talk That Talk.
The news comes hot on the heels of her VMA win last week, where she also took the stage and performed her Talk That Talk tracks, the A$AP Rocky-featured remix of "Cockiness (Love It)" and her winning "We Found Love." She also announced her 2013 Diamonds World Tour. The trek will kick off in March. She's only announced dates through May, but more are expected to be released soon.
Are we really taking it this far? Chad Johnson, out of obvious desperation, has gotten a tattoo of his estranged wife Evelyn Lozada's face on his leg. Evelyn filed for divorce from Chad last month so this must be his "baby take me back" plead. We'll soon find out whether or not this is all it takes to get her back.
For those wondering what’s next for Terrence J as his 7-year run on BET's "106 & Park" comes to an end can wonder no more. The soon-to-be former countdown host was just named the permanent replacement for Ryan Seacrest over at E! News.
Terrence J, now using his full name Terrence Jenkins, will be starring alongside Giuliana Rancic as co-anchor of E! News beginning November 12. This decision comes as a result of previous anchor Ryan Seacrest’ career pulling him in several directions, leaving very little time for him uphold his hosting duties for the network.
“Having Giuliana and Terrence for the weeknight program, and Jason and Catt for weekends, gives us a quartet of skilled, popular broadcast journalists and will give viewers a fun, fresh look at pop culture news,” said E! President of Network Strategy and E! News Cyndi McClellan.
Back in May, both current "106 and Park" hosts Terrence J and Rocsi confirmed that they would be leaving the show this approaching fall. In an emotional farewell announcement Jenkins expressed, “The first day I cracked the mic on 106, I was staying on a cot in a basement." The duo then promised fans a huge farewell show stating, “We're going to be leaving with a bang."
Kelly Ripa's got a new morning TV partner: Michael Strahan.
"We finally have our new guy." Ripa said on the newly-named "LIVE! With Kelly and Michael" today as she introduced the former football star. "It's an exciting morning."
"I'm speechless," Strahan said, after bounding out of a limo and running down a red carpet to Ripa. "I adore you. I am so happy to be here and be a part of this. You know how they say it's a dream come true? I truly can't say I even dreamed this."
Reports that Strahan landed the gig began circulating in August. The former New York Giants defensive end was among the 59 co-hosts who have filled in since the departure of Regis Philbin, who hosted "Live!" for 28 years before departing last November.
Other candidates for Philbin's old job included "Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers and NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. Many co-hosts came for fun, like Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Groban, Nick Lachey and Ripa's husband, Mark Consuelos.