log in to manage your profile and account
- Create your account
- Receive up-to-date newsletters
- Set up text alerts
Published: Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 12:38 AM
NEW YORK — The 60th Grammy Awards got political on more than one occasion Sunday night, and Hillary Clinton’s appearance in a gag that poked fun at President Donald Trump was no exception.
Cher, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and DJ Khaled were among the celebrities to join Grammys host James Corden in auditions to do voice overs for Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
“Trump won’t read anything. He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored,” Legend read.
Cher read, “His comb-over: the color was a product called ‘Just for Men.’”
Trump’s one-time opponent, Clinton, showed up at the end of the video.
“One reason why he liked to eat at McDonalds: Nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made,” she read.
Corden was most impressed with her performance and assured her that a Grammy was “in the bag” for the part.
Although Trump has yet to respond to the joke, his son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted his thoughts.
Clinton is a Grammy winner herself. She took home the award for best spoken word album in 1997.
Watch the video of the auditions below:
Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 4:31 PM
— Congratulations are in order for Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo. They just welcomed their second daughter.
E! News reported on Friday that the newborn is named Geo Grace Levine.
Geo Grace joins big sister Dusty Rose Levine, 2.
On Wednesday, Levine gave fans a peek at his Valentine’s Day at home with Prinsloo just before she gave birth. In the Instagram post, the model was eating chocolates in sweatpants with a bouquet of roses on the bedside nearby.
“My maniac,” he wrote alongside the photo.
“ROUND 2….” she captioned the post.
In November, Levine spoke with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres about having more babies with Prinsloo.
“I want a lot (of babies). I thrive in chaos,” Levine said. “We love it. And, (Behati) wants, like, 100 babies, but I don’t know if I can do that!”
Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 1:21 PM
— Marvel’s “Black Panther” is already one of the highest-rated movies from the franchise.
With high praise from critics, the film is on track to set box office records. It’s only the third movie from director and screen writer Ryan Coogler.
Here are five things to know about the filmmaker behind the blockbuster:
He’s only 31 years old.
Coogler was born on May 23, 1986, in Oakland, California, and grew up reading about superheroes who looked nothing like him.
“As I got older, I wanted to find a comic book character that looked like me, and not just one that was on the sidelines,” Coogler told NPR. “And I walk in and ask the guy at the desk that day, and say, ‘Hey man, you got any comic books here about black people, you know, like with a black superhero?’ And he was like, ‘Oh, yeah, as a matter of fact, we got this one.’”
It was “Black Panther.”
A teacher inspired Coogler to become a screenwriter.
While on a football scholarship at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, Coogler took a creative writing class.
According to Filmmaker Magazine, Coogler was given an assignment to write about a personal experience, so he wrote about the time his father almost bled to death in his arms.
Later, the professor called him into his office and asked what Coogler wanted to do with his life.
“Play ball, become a doctor and be a positive influence in my community,” he replied.
Coogler told the magazine he remembers her saying, “I think you should become a screenwriter. You can reach more people.” He thought she was crazy. “But I was always thinking about stories, so maybe there was something to it.”
His previous feature films are both critically acclaimed.
Coogler’s first feature film, “Fruitvale Station,” which stars Michael B. Jordan, was produced in partnership with Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker.
Coogler told Filmmaker Magazine in 2012 that the film was especially close to his heart. It tells the true story of Oscar Grant, an unarmed man shot in the back by a police officer in Oakland, California.
The 2013 film holds a high 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and won multiple critics awards between 2013 and 2014.
Coogler’s second feature film, “Creed,” holds a 95 percent Rotten Tomatoes critics rating and earned numerous awards following its 2015 release. His memories of watching “Rocky” movies with his father inspired him to write the film.
All three of Coogler’s feature films star Michael B. Jordan.
“Fruitvale Station,” “Creed” and “Black Panther” all star Jordan. According to Variety, Jordan will star in a fourth Coogler film, titled “Wrong Answer.”
The fourth project will be written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, also the writer for the new “Black Panther” series, and produced by Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B. The film is based on a group of Atlanta high school teachers who participated in the Atlanta Public Schools standardized test cheating scandal in 2006.
He traveled to Africa to research “Black Panther.”
"What does it mean to be African?" Coogler asked himself. “It was a question I couldn’t answer,” he told NPR.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Coogler said he wanted to make sure Wakanda, the fictional setting of the film, didn’t feel like it was a city. It needed to feel like a country.
The fictional country was also inspired by several African landmarks, including South Africa’s Three Rondavels (or Three Sisters) and the canyon Orbi Gorge.
Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:35 AM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who was recently evicted from the house in “Celebrity Big Brother,” owes the Georgia Department of Revenue $102,286.37 in unpaid taxes.
In a filing in the Fayette County Superior Court from Dec. 30, 2017, the former “Cosby Show” kid owes $51,469 in unpaid state taxes from 2011 and 2013. She has since accrued $27,806.13 in interest, $12,667.44 in penalties, $10,293.80 in collection fees and $50 in extra costs. Her total now exceeds $100,000.
The filings do not indicate she has paid what she has owed since the Dec. 30 filing.
RadarOnline got the original scoop about her unpaid taxes but didn’t have the updated amount owed.
Pulliam asked to leave the CBS’s reality show on Monday because she was having trouble creating breast milk for her 1-year-old daughter Ella Grace. Her castmates obliged, saving Shannon Elizabeth from a possible blindside.
Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:57 AM
According to The Associated Press, the actor pulled over his vehicle after a Ferrari clipped it on Tuesday and pulled a 50-year-old woman out of her BMW at the scene.
“He was the hero, he led the charge,” tattoo artist Sean Heirigs said. Heirigs was driving on the road when the crash occurred and told AP that the Ferrari appeared to lose control and go into oncoming traffic before it collided with the BMW and Wilson’s Toyota. Heirigs said that he told his 14-year-old daughter to call for help as he ran to try to assist the woman who had been driving the BMW, which had flipped onto its side.
“She’s crying, she’s screaming, she doesn’t really know what happened, and she was dangling into the passenger side,” Heirigs said. “Her leg was stuck.”
Heirigs said that he and Wilson were able to come up with a plan to get the woman out of the vehicle.
“We were able to get her leg out from being stuck and then she came out and Luke was pulling her through the back trunk area and then we both carried her to the curb,” Heirigs said. “And this was all going on while the Ferrari’s wheels are still spinning and blowing rubber and smoke everywhere, and it’s loud, and you’re smelling lots of smoke, and there’s glass.”
The woman was hospitalized with serious injuries. Wilson and Heirigs were unharmed.
Professional golfer Bill Haas was in the Ferrari at the time of the accident, according to police. The driver, 71-year-old Mark Gibello, was pronounced dead at the scene. Haas was treated for injuries at a nearby hospital. Haas’ manager, Allen Hobbs, told Golf Digest that Haas “escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital.”
He had pain and swelling in his legs, but no broken bones. Haas is reportedly returning to his South Carolina home to recover.