NBA player Derrick Rose has responded to a ex-girlfriend's allegations that he gang raped and drugged her at the end of their two-year relationship. Rose denied that any of it was true in a recent statement.
"I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season," Rose said in the statement to USA Today. "I am not going to comment other than to say – I know the truth, and am confident I will be proven innocent."
Rose's lawyer, Lisa Cohen, also says that the allegations are "completely false" and that the plantiff's lawsuit is outrageous.
"This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete," she said. "Mr. Rose was in a non-exclusive, consensual sexual relationship with the plaintiff for over two years. The plaintiff expressed no complaints about Mr. Rose until various lawyers began to surface and demand that the plaintiff be paid millions of dollars. This is the third lawyer the plaintiff has retained in this matter. Two years have passed since Mr. Rose ended the consensual relationship with the plaintiff, and her claims are as meritless now as they were two years ago. We have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed and that Mr. Rose will be vindicated."
The woman, only identified as Jane Doe, filed a civil lawsuit in a Los Angeles Superior Court against Rose on Wednesday saying that he gang rapped her with two other men after breaking into her apartment in 2013.
After a summer of dominating the Billboard charts, Fetty Wap headed home to Paterson ,NJ to put on a free concert for those from his city. Before putting on a show for 1,200 freshman from his old stomping grounds, Eastside High School, the Mayor of Paterson Jose Torres presented the "My Way" rapper with the key to the city.
"Without y'all, the world wouldn't know who I am," he said.
Young Buck has dodged jail time. Instead of serving time behind bars for faking a urine test, the G-Unit rep will attend rehab, complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $7, 500 fine, TMZ reports.
He was caught by a probation officer trying to transfer clean urine into a cup through a tube, which is a felony and could have led to him serving five years in jail.
"I am glad that Judge Campbell agreed with our joint recommendation that Buck be sentenced to probation, a fine, community service and drug treatment," said Buck's lawyer Scott Leemon in a statement. "This was a fair result, most importantly, because Buck was spared any prison time and permitted to get back on the road to perform and make new music. In fact, he went right from court to go meet 50 on his Effen vodka tour."
The Cashville rapper has big plans for his music though. He is gearing up to release nine mixtapes in nine months.
The director that brought the world classic films such as School Daze, Do The Right Thing, and Malcolm X is finally being honor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The New York City bred filmmaker will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th annual Governors Awards in November.
"The board is proud to recognize our honorees' remarkable contributions," said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. "We'll be celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished – with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference – will also enrich future generations."
Actress Gena Rowlands will also receive an honorary Lifetime Achievement Oscar. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be presented to singer/dancer Debbie Reynolds.
Lee has been nominated twice for Oscars (Best Original Screenplay – Do the Right Thing, Best Documentary – 4 Little Girls). The lack of directing nods for Lee is widely considered one of the biggest career snubs in the industry. His filmography also includes Jungle Fever, Clockers, He Got Game, and Inside Man.
The ill-fated 2015 Geto Boys reunion was not what many fans hoped it would be. The legendary group talked about reforming for another album, but Scarface has made it clear he no longer wants to join Bushwick Bill and Willie D for new music.
In an interview with Noisey, Face took that sentiment even further. The Deeply Rooted album creator expressed his disdain for previous GB projects like The Geto Boys, We Can't Be Stopped, and Till Death Do Us Part.
"I don't like the Geto Boys at all. I don't like none of the albums, I don't like none of the songs," stated Scarface. "I'm done with that group, and I'm never going to be a part of it again. It's just a part of my life that I want to forget. The Geto Boys and I can't get no more money together. None. No more money."
According to Scarface, chemistry among the trio was not the problem. It was other things associated with the crew that has led him to being done with the Geto Boys. The Texas native revealed he regretted making The Foundation and called Da Good Da Bad & Da Ugly a "f*cking trash album."
"That was a time when Master P was taking over the airways, so J Prince wanted to Master P the game," explained Face about the making of Da Good Da Bad. "I was like 'wow like we f*cked up so bad trying to do Master P when we should've just continued to do us.' I feel like that was the fall of Rap-A-Lot Records to me."
Scarface did not hold back on his solo material either. He stated his dislike for The World is Yours, The Last of a Dying Breed, Balls and My Word, and My Homies Part 2. Face also referred to Made as his best lyrical work, The Diary as his Dark Side Of The Moon, and The Fix as his favorite.
Miley Cyrus is hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Nicki Minaj is scheduled to perform at the showcase. Things could get awkward that night between the two superstars after Miley offered her thoughts on Nicki's critical tweets against MTV's nomination process.
Back in July, Minaj questioned why her video for "Anaconda" was not nominated for Video Of The Year. She wrote, "When the 'other' girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get the nomination."
Taylor Swift responded to the Young Money rapper which led to a highly publicized social media exchange. The women eventually settled their issues in private.
Cyrus was asked about Nicki's comments during an interview with the New York Times. The VOTY VMA winner for "Wrecking Ball" felt Minaj made the situation about herself and not a greater racial cause. She even referred to the Queens native as not being a nice person.
You know what I always say? Not that this is jealousy, but jealousy does the opposite of what you want it to — that's a yoga mantra. People forget that the choices that they make and how they treat people in life affect you in a really big way. If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don't respect your statement because of the anger that came with it.
If you want to make it about race, there's a way you could do that. But don't make it just about yourself. Say: "This is the reason why I think it's important to be nominated. There's girls everywhere with this body type.
What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It's not very polite. I think there's a way you speak to people with openness and love. You don't have to start this pop star against pop star war. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn't even on what you wanted it to be about. Now you've just given E! News "Catfight! Taylor and Nicki Go at It."
I know you can make it seem like, Oh I just don't understand because I'm a white pop star. I know the statistics. I know what's going on in the world. But to be honest, I don't think MTV did that on purpose.