Mariah Carey seems to have moved on fairly quickly with a recent engagement to billionaire James Packer shortly after separating from husband Nick Cannon. While the divorce hasn't been finalized between the two, that didn't stop storied producer and Hitmen member Stevie J from having a few serious jokes at Cannon's expense during a taping of Wild N' Out almost resulting in an altercation.
According to TMZ, Stevie said he had sexual relations with Mariah not once, but twice as he and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta co-star Joseline Hernandez were promoting their Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood show. In response, Cannon responded that Joseline was currently sleeping with Rick Ross and threatened to blackball Stevie who is currently working with longtime collaborator Puff Daddy.
The popular gossip site later reported that eyewitnesses watched the two nearly fight before producers stepped in and calmed both individuals down. Current events could possibly explain why a scheduled HipHopDX interview with both Stevie J and Joseline was cancelled abruptly Wednesday (February 10).
Harvey Weinstein, a big Hollywood producer and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, made a statement on Wednesday that's causing a bit of a stir in the film community.
He and Leonardo DiCaprio were together at a function in New York, and Harvey made a speech that included this tidbit:
"As an Academy member, you're not supposed to endorse anyone up for an Academy Award, but I have to say Leo DiCaprio is so amazing in The Revenant. His devoztion and the way he rolls it all up into something beautiful is amazing. I've never worked with anyone who's so wonderful and so classy."
Nice words, but as a member of the Academy, he's not supposed to say anything that could be seen as an endorsement.
And even with his disclaimer at the start of the statement, how can you not see this as him saying he wants Leo to win an Oscar for Best Actor?
Let's see if this controversy gets any bigger.
Meanwhile, in case you haven't seen the movie, here's what all the buzz is about...