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Published: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 12:26 PM
ATLANTA — Leslie Jones, who is in Atlanta working on the TV show “Kevin Probably Saves the World,” was displeased with the service she received at dinner Tuesday.
The actress and comedian, known for “Saturday Night Live” and “Ghostbusters,” previously blasted the Ritz-Carlton via social media and is now letting the Atlanta Fish Market have it.
“I wanted a nice meal and wow Atlanta Fish Market gave me the worse service I’ve EVER gotten,” Jones tweeted Tuesday. “Then instead of the manager coming to make it better, he came and gave me the worse attitude EVER! I can’t believe this!”
Ok dam I wanted a nice meal and wow Atlanta Fish Market gave me the worse service I’ve EVER gotten. Then instead of the manager coming to make it better, he came and gave me the worse attitude EVER! I can’t believe this!— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) February 7, 2018
“Ms. Jones, we’re very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at the Atlanta Fish Market,” the restaurant tweeted in a reply. “We’d appreciate the opportunity to learn what happened & hopefully make things right. Our guests’ experience is our top priority, & we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. ”
Ms. Jones, we’re very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at the Atlanta Fish Market. We'd appreciate the opportunity to learn what happened & hopefully make things right. Our guests’ experience is our top priority, & we appreciate you bringing this to our attention.— Atlanta Fish Market (@ATLFishMarket) February 7, 2018
Jones was not swayed by the restaurant’s response.
“Ask your snobby manager who thought it was just black people trying to get out of paying instead of it being the bad service and terrible food,” Jones wrote. “He actually said ‘No you just didn’t like what you ordered.’ Um yea cause it’s nasty son! I just wanted to eat in Atlanta! Y’all ruin that.”
ask your snobby manager who thought it was just black people trying to get out of paying instead of it being the bad service and terrible food. He actually said “no you just didn’t like what you ordered” um yea cause it’s nasty son!I just wanted to eat in Atlanta! Y’all ruin that— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) February 7, 2018
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 4:28 PM
NEW YORK — JAY-Z reportedly spent big at a New York bar over the weekend.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the rapper and father of three spent a combined $110,000 at three locations in the city while celebrating Roc Nation Sports president Juan “OG” Perez, who is also a close friend of Hov.
Although his wife, Beyonce, daughter, Blue and in-laws, Tina Knowles Lawson and Richard Lawson, were at the NBA All-Star Game, Jay was reportedly at Zuma, a high-end Japanese restaurant, for dinner. He and his friends, other Roc Nation executives, spent about $13,000, according to Page Six.
The tabloid also reported that the group later went to Manhattan’s Made in Mexico Mexican restaurant and spent $9,000 on drinks.
The last stop was Playroom nightclub, where Page Six reported Jay was seen handing out bottles of his own Ace of Spades Champagne to tables. His group paid full price for 40 bottles of the drink.
People reported that a server posted a photo of the tab at Playroom, showing the bottles totaled more than $80,000. The group left an $11,100 tip.
Jay Z tab at Playroom last night. I’m just gonna cry in poor for the rest of the day. 😭 pic.twitter.com/q2OhOoi3YS— Vic (@MisterClasico) February 19, 2018
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 2:13 PM
NEW YORK — Wendy Williams is taking three weeks off from her talk show.
The former radio personality turned daytime TV show host was candid with her live audience Wednesday as she made the announcement. The 53-year-old has Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, both of which she has spoken about in the past.
“Wendy is a true champion and has never missed a day of work. But her health and well-being must be put before all else,” a show representative told People. “Wendy has been openly dealing with her Graves’ disease for many years, in addition to hyperthyroidism. Yesterday, Wendy’s doctor prescribed a necessary three weeks of rest to get her levels and medication in sync. The show will be in repeats during this unplanned hiatus. A live show was produced today so that Wendy could speak directly to her fans and explain her condition.”
“My doctor has prescribed -- are you ready? As of today, three weeks of vacation,” she said.
Williams then described the symptoms that come with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism.
“Along with hyperthyroid and Graves’ disease, it promotes nervousness,” Williams said. “No, I’m not nervous. Anxiety, please. I’m over 30 years in this game.”
The wife and mother to a teenage son did admit she has some symptoms, including a rapid heartbeat.
“Now, I can cop to irritability, but I’m just thinking it’s me micromanaging,” she said.
Ever the workhorse, Williams said she would be back in less than three weeks.
“I’ll be back in two (weeks). I’m not an heiress. Who is going to pay my bills? Are you serious? I’m just saying, I come from working class,” she said.
Williams said she blamed her symptoms on the stresses of being a working wife and mother, encouraging women to put their health first.
“What I want to say to women, more than men, is stop putting everyone first because if we’re not good, they’re not good,” she said.
Williams took three days off last week after she said she was “feeling flu-ish.” It was the first time she was out sick from the show since it started in 2009.
In October, Williams fainted on-air while introducing a segment.
“That was not a stunt,” Williams said at the end of that episode. “I overheated in my costume, and I did pass out. But you know what? I’m a champ and I’m back.”
CNN reported that there will not be a fill-in host for the show. Repeat episodes will air during the hiatus.
Watch Williams’ message to viewers below.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:42 PM
— After months of speculation, Toni Braxton has confirmed she is engaged to rapper Birdman.
In a trailer for the singer’s upcoming season of “Braxton Family Values,” Braxton tells her sisters, “I have an announcement to make: I’m engaged!”
The reality TV show looks at Braxton’s life with her sisters, Trina, Towanda, Tamar and their mother, Evelyn.
E! News reported that Birdman and Braxton met in 2002 and were reported as an item in May 2016. They made their public debut as a couple in June of that year at the BET Awards.
On Wednesday, Birdman, born Bryan Williams, told Wendy Williams he was not married to Braxton "yet."
“That's my girl, my friend, my family,” Birdman told Williams. “That’s my love, my soldier, my life… she's my life. I love her to death.”
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:10 PM
LOS ANGELES — Soon-to-be mom of two Chrissy Teigen stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to dish about her pregnancy Monday. The model and cookbook author revealed that she and singer John Legend’s second bundle of joy is due in June.
“I’m having a baby boy in the spring,” she told DeGeneres, before jokingly whispering, “I’ll tell you: it’s June.” Teigen and Legend announced her pregnancy in November with an Instagram video showing their daughter Luna pointing to the baby in her mother’s belly. Amid speculation of the baby’s gender, the 32-year-old “Lip Sync Battle” host confirmed she is having a boy with a photo from the Grammy Awards red carpet.
While excited for her second child, Teigen shared that one thing she hadn’t quite figured out yet was what to name him.
“It’s just, boy names are really tough,” she said. “I don’t even think he’ll have a middle name, because we can’t even think of a first name.”
When asked how she and Legend came up with Luna, Teigen revealed it was linked to a happy childhood memory.
“Well, there was a blood moon happening. It was like a very beautiful night. Really big, vivid red moon — just gorgeous. And I have this love for space, and I think about space camp all the time and my days at space camp as a youngster, so I just thought ‘Luna’ was perfect.”
Like a true comedian, DeGeneres joked that the second baby should follow the trend, saying, “What about Lunar?”
Teigen replied with a laugh, “Lunar? I like it,” while Ellen followed up, “What about Urban Legend?”
“I do like that,” Teigen said.
The “Cravings” author went on to tell Ellen that her husband’s “ego” was all that was standing in the way of them choosing a far more common name.
“Everyone’s like, ‘Why don’t you do the JJ thing — John Jr. — but John and his ego. He was like, ‘I don’t want him to feel like he has to live up to that.'”
“What a jerk!” Teigen joked. “Oh, sorry. Heaven forbid he do what you do.”
Watch a clip of Teigen’s appearance on “Ellen” below.