Posts from June 2014

BET Awards Weekend: 1 Killed, 5 Others Injured at Pre-Show Parties in Los Angele

One person was killed and at least five others injured when violence unfolded at two BET Awards pre-show parties this weekend in Los Angeles.

In one incident, a man was shot to death and four others injured at an overnight gathering at Monalizza Restaurant and Banquet Hall in the 1100 block of North Vermont Avenue, Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department told TheWrap.

The shooting occurred around 5:17 a.m. on Sunday when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of partygoers, the LAPD said. It was unclear if the shooting happened inside or outside the restaurant, police said.

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Three of the victims were rushed to local hospitals by ambulance, including an adult male who died a short time later. Two other people were taken to the hospital in private vehicles, according to police. Their conditions were not known.

Video from the scene, aired on local TV station CBS Los Angeles, showed partygoers filing out of the restaurant as paramedics performed CPR on one of the victims.

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In a separate incident, a man was stabbed at a BET Awards pre-show party on Saturday night at Lure Nightclub in Hollywood.

The stabbing unfolded around 9 p.m. at the nightclub, which is located in the 1400 block of Ivar Avenue, the LAPD told TheWrap.

The victim, who was described as being in his 30s, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He suffered a puncture wound and a laceration to his stomach, and was listed in stable condition, police said.

A security guard inside the club told CBS Los Angeles that chart-topping rapper The Game was among those attending the party when the stabbing took place.

The hip-hop star was not injured, the security guard said.

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Both incidents remain under investigation and no arrests have been made in either case.

While organizers touted both gatherings as BET Awards pre-parties, the LAPD and a BET spokesperson said neither gathering was officially sanctioned by the cable network.

“The two isolated incidents over the weekend occurred at locations with events that were unauthorized and unaffiliated with the BET Awards, BET Experience at L.A. LIVE or their partners,” BET said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. ”Security remains the number one priority for all official BET events and the network and all organizers will continue to maintain a safe environment for all planned activities,” the statement continued.

The BET Awards are taking place on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. ET at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

The post BET Awards Weekend: 1 Killed, 5 Others Injured at Pre-Show Parties in Los Angeles appeared first on TheWrap.

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50 Cent Lands TV Show Deal With Comedy Central

50 Cent says he's sold another TV show and adds Comedy Central's name to the announcement.

50 Cent has sold a TV show to Comedy Central, according to the rapper. 

"I bet a HATER will get tired of hating. Before I lose passion,I just sold another TV show,COMEDY CENTRAL #smsaudio #power," he said. 

The rapper currently has Power, a show airing on Starz TV. The show's star, Omari Hardwick, recently spoke about 50's involvement on the set of the series. 

"It was pretty amazing," Hardwick said. "He's tried... and proven in other parts of his life, as a mogul, as a Rap artist. It was really interesting for me to see him take on the executive producer hat of a show like this. He had done producing before...but to see him be active and take my phone call on the dime...If I'd call and go, 'We really need you on the set today.' We have an incredible cast, so it wasn't just me, it would be me speaking for the cast and going, 'Folks need your energy today.' And he'd be down in like 30 minutes. He was really active...He's great to work with."

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College Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas Meets His Favorite Rapper - Young Jeezy

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T-Boz To Rihanna: I Don’t Do Twitter Beefs. I’m Not Hard To Find


Parts of this feud between Rihanna and T-Boz started over what T-Boz considers “booby cakes”. Recently, T-Boz was videotaped responding to her recent back-and-forth Twitter exchange with Rihanna.

On June 5th, three days after Rihanna wore a revealing outfit at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in New York City, T-Boz and Chilli spoke with Australian news station Channel 7′s Sunrise. Neither T-Boz nor Chilli mentioned Rihanna by name, however they did speak on the ills of selling sex and criticized artists exposing their “booby cakes”. Rihanna responded on her personal Twitter account soon after by changing her Twitter background to a picture of TLC topless and covering their breasts.

Last night (June 26th), T-Boz clarified that there was not Twitter beef with Rihanna and invited her to meet up face to face:

There was just her exchange. I don’t do Twitter beefs. I’m a grown as* woman. Okay? You want to holla, you know where to find me. It ain’t hard. It ain’t hard AT ALL and you know what I mean.

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Ice T’s Grandson Arrested For Allegedly Murdering Roommate

Ice T’s grandson may or may not took his grandfather’s group

Body Count’s name to a disturbingly real manifestation. Earlier today, reports surfaced that Elyjah Marrow was arrested for allegedly murdering his roommate.

According to reports, the 19 year old fatally shot his roommate Daryus Johnson on yesterday (June 26th) in their Georgia apartment accidentally while playing with the gun. Marrow was charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

Marrow is currently being held at Cobb County Jail


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