Friday, October 30, 2015

George Lucas Foundation Allocates $10 Million To USC For Film Students Of Color

On Tuesday, the George Lucas Family Foundation announced that it would donate $10 million to the University Of Southern California's school of film to support students of color.  
The grant will be dished out for the first time in Fall 2016, and will be split equally between men and women. In an announcement for the grant, George explained why he cut the check and what he hopes will come about:  "Hispanic and African American storytellers are underrepresented in the entertainment industry. It is Mellody’s and my privilege to provide this assistance to qualified students who want to contribute their unique experience and talent to telling their stories." 
Talk about putting your money where your mouth is!
The endowment, which is the largest single donation for student support in the school history, was praised by university officials. “George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are inspiring leaders in their fields, and tremendous friends to the USC community,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. “This gift will nurture the next generation of artists, supporting scholarships that enhance access in the cinematic arts, while bringing new and diverse voices and stories into our lives.”
This isn't the first donation that George and his wife Mellody have made to USC. In 2006, the power couple donated $175 million to the school (George's alma mater).  At that time, $75 million went to the art film school.  Nice!
It's nice to see a couple making power moves together that benefit others.

Naomie Harris looks sensational in form-fitting gold sequinned gown as she leads the glamour at Spectre Moscow premiere

Naomie Harris, 39, stole the show at the Spectre premiere at Oktyabr Cinema Hall in Moscow, Russia on Thursday.
Accompanied by Ralph Fiennes (M) and Dave Bautista (Mr. Hinx), the British actress looked absolutely sensational on the red carpet.

Naomie (Eve Moneypenny) donned a form-fitting gold gown, which boasted intricately-designed, horizontal waves of sequins.The figure-hugging frock accentuated her toned curves and sculpted her flawless body to perfection.
The London-born actress accessorised with a matching box clutch, adding a Messika ring on her left hand and a bejewelled leaf ear cuff, letting the show-stopping dress take centre-stage.

Sandra Bullock walks hand-in-hand with boyfriend Bryan Randall

Sandra Bullock  been busy promoting her new film, but Sandra Bullock still found time for a little romance with her photographer boyfriend Bryan Randall.
The two looked smitten as they were spotted walking hand-in-hand in New York City on Wednesday to grab dinner at Waverly Inn restaurant in the West Village.
And the date night comes just days after the 51-year-old had brought her 49-year-old beau along to support her at the Los Angeles premiere of her new film Our Brand Is Crisis.

Sandra wore a silky, black top with a low-cut front for the outing, sported underneath a furry, black jacket.
She coupled the monochromatic pieces with a pair of navy blue and black striped culottes, finishing off the look with heeled, black ankle booties.
She wore her long, brunette tresses in a side part and styled straight, and accessorized with a small, black leather purse.

The pair - who put on a tactile display, walking hand-in-hand on Wednesday - are said to have been dating for several months before they went public with their romance.
An insider told Us Weekly that Bryan 'still has his place, but he’s living at Sandra's,' adding that the couple are 'total homebodies.'
They recently put on another loved-up display as they attended the Our Brand Is Crisis premiere together in Los Angeles on Monday.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chanel Iman goes braless in extreme plunging red velvet dress as she models a series of looks on beach shoot in Sydney

Chanel Iman is clearly making the most of her time in Sydney, Australia as she modelled a series of very sexy looks while on a beach photoshoot on Thursday.

The 24-year-old Victoria's Secret superstar looked incredibly sexy as she slipped into a red velvet gown, which had an extreme plunging neckline. 
The exquisite number had spaghetti straps and Chanel had to go braless in the designer creation, wearing silver shoes and carrying a matching hat in her hand. 

Kendrick Lamar - These Walls (Explicit) ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat

Derrick Rose's Sexual Abuse Accuser Wants $21.5 Million!

Update about the Derrick Rose sexual abuse case that's set for trial next year. Here's a quick refresher:  An anonymous woman filed a lawsuit against the NBA baller accusing him and his friends of gang rape.  She says that in 2013 they drugged her, broke into her L.A. apartment and then gang raped her while she was passed out.  Derrick refutes her story.

A few days later, Derrick Rose filed his own papers and he says that night in 2013 went a little differently.  He claims the alleged victim "consented to sexual interaction with more than one co-defendant on more than one occasion, consented to sexual interactions on the day in question, and invited the defendants to her apartment and buzzed them in."  He also claims was pissed off that he wouldn't reimburse her for a sex toys she purchased and that he ignored her texts afterwards. 

He released this statement:
The plaintiff's allegations are completely false and without any factual basis. This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete.
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. This lawsuit is outrageous.”
Now we've learned that the case is indeed heading to trial (in late 2017) and the accuser is asking for $21.5 MILLION ($6 million in compensatory damages and $15.5 in punitive). 
Meanwhile, Derrick is playing with the Bulls (he signed a 5 year contract worth $94.3 million back in 2011).   Tuesday, he led them to a 97-75 victory over the spite of his limited vision.  During practice a few weeks ago, his took a hit to the eye and has been dealing with blurred vision since then.....mmmm

Kordell Stewart Files Lawsuit Over Gay Accusations, Says Andrew Caldwell LIED To Promote A Reality Show!

NFL veteran turned analyst Kordell Stewart, the former husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Porsha Williams, has sued reality show cast member Andrew Caldwell, who made statements – later retracted – indicating they’d had a relationship.

The suit, filed in DeKalb County Superior Court, also names “The Gospel Truth” creator and producer Jarrius Keyun Moon and Catalyst Next LLC, which controls the Internet morning show “The ShakeUP,” where Caldwell made statements claiming he and Stewart had a relationship.
“At all times during his life, Mr. Stewart has been, and is, a heterosexual male,” the suit states. It claims that Caldwell, a cast member of the upcoming show “The Gospel Truth,” colluded with Moon to concoct a compelling fable “to generate interest for ‘The Gospel Truth.’”
“The false and defamatory rumors that Mr. Caldwell and Defendant Moon agreed to publish are centered around Mr. Stewart having an extra-marital, sexual relationship with Mr. Caldwell,” it states.
Court documents include excerpts from the interview Caldwell gave on the show, “The ShakeUP,” on Oct. 1:
“I dated plenty of football players. I dated some in Atlanta. I dated, you know, Kordell. Yes. Kordell Stewart.”
During the interview Caldwell discussed how the two supposedly met: “I didn’t know who he was at first … I was like ‘oh my God, that’s you.’ And um, we was at a bar, we was at a restaurant and I was like, ‘oh my God that’s Kordell’ and they was like, ‘yeah he’s a football player’ and I was like, ‘mmm, I like football players.’”
The interview concluded amid a specter of potential litigation: “They come on with the lawsuit, I’m ready too, ‘cause I have like four lawyers.”
A week later, the suit states, Caldwell “issued an apology to Mr. Stewart for mentioning his name and making false accusations about him on ‘The ShakeUP.’ He further stated that he does not know Mr. Stewart and made up the statements.”
The suit notes that Caldwell first gained “notoriety and media attention as a result of a viral video of him at The Church of God in Christ’s annual convocation, in which he proclaims that he had been delivered from homosexuality.” The “ShakeUP” interview, the suit claims, was a fabricated effort to come up with a “story line” for Caldwell’s new role on “The Gospel Truth.”
The “ShakeUP” interview lives on online, the suit states.
“Although they are well aware that Mr. Caldwell has admitted that he lied on ‘The ShakeUP,’ Defendant Catalyst Next continues to proudly share and broadcast the Interview on their website online…although they know that the statements concerning Mr. Stewart are false. As a result of the Defendants’ continuous intentional and malicious conduct, Mr. Stewart has been subject to public embarrassment and ridicule as the statements have operated to impair his career, damage his reputation and cause acute anguish to him and his family.”
Stewart seeks “general and special damages for … loss of earnings, emotional distress and impairment to his reputation.”   

First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates With Prince Harry At Invictus Games 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama and his Royal Highness Prince Harry joined forces to for the Forces Invictus Games 2016 Event held in VA yesterday.
Prince Harry is all about helping wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.  To continue his philanthropic works, Harry headed to the USA for the announcement that America will host the nextInvictus Games.  The games are played to show the power of sport in inspiring the recovery, rehabilitation and wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.  So, First Lady Michelle Obama, looking amazing, and Prince Harry were front-and-center at an event held at the Wells Fields House at Fort Belvoir in Virginia to officially launch the 2016 Invictus Games in the United States.

Thanks to the USA, the 2016 Games will be held in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from 8 to 12 May 2016. Prince Harry expressed his excitement of bringing the games to the U.Ssaying,
“I am absolutely delighted that the United States has taken up that challenge and will host the next Invictus Games in 2016. I have no doubt that the USA will set the bar even higher than London did and put on a great show.

The President Meets with His Royal Highness Prince Harry of the United K...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Saved By The Bell's Lark Voorhies 'involved in sex tape scandal made by husband of only six months as he threatens to sell video to highest bidder'

Saved By The Bell, How To Be A Player, How High, & Little Creepers actress isn't denying that a sex tape exists but claims her ex recorded it 'surreptitiously' and she had no idea that he was filming their intimate relations.
Green, however, is insisting that she knew about it all along.
Voorhies, who found fame as Lisa Turtle on the NBC sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1993, filed legal documents last week seeking to end her brief marriage.
She had met the music engineer via Facebook and married him in late April in Las Vegas after dating for less than a year. 
In legal documents reviewed by TMZ, the actress is asking the court 'to cut any chances of spousal support for Jimmy.'
Green, a music engineer, told the site the marriage 'has been a nightmare from the beginning.' 
Back in June, Voorhies' mother Patricia was granted a temporary restraining order against Green whom she accused of being a member of the LA street gang the Bloods.
She claimed that Green threw gang signs at her during arguments and didn't leave her house in Pasadena, California, and take a bus back to his own place as he was supposed to do following the elopement with her daughter.
She said she kept finding her son-in-law sleeping in all sorts of places around the house - including one time in a closet.  

In a 2012 interview with People Magazine, Patricia claimed that her daughter has bipolar disorder and indicated she is emotionally fragile.
... What A Mess, We are Praying For Lark here at DaStarrLab

Zac Efron in little white shorts while filming Neighbors 2 in Los Angeles

Zac Efron was flaunting what's got on the set of his film, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old's wardrobe of the day included shorts and shirt that also managed to showcase his amazing muscles too on Monday.
The actor appeared sweaty and disheveled for the scenes that only served to highlight his buff body. Joined by co-stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen, the former Disney star didn't wear any shoes while running around during filming.
The film follows the 2014 hit, Neighbors, with Zac, Seth and Rose joining forces to battle sorority sisters who moved in next door. 
The We Are Your Friends star took a break from his active filming day, stopping to take a sip of a beverage as he cooled down.
With his dark hair spiked, the clean shaven star looked fit, showing off his muscular figure. 
His cast mate, 18-year-old Chloe, looked a bit more covered up during their running scenes, wearing a blue and white baseball shirt and grey jeans.
The blonde beauty had to also wear a pair of short shorts on set as well, rocking tiny black bottoms with a tank top, revealing her bra straps.  

Phaedra Parks Enjoys Birthday Dinner With Porsha Williams & Friends

The now single Phaedra Parks and Real Housewives Star mother-of-two linked up with her co-star Porsha Williams and her girlies for a night out on the town.  The ladies enjoyed dinner, cocktails and plenty of laughs in Atlanta.

We will be ready for the new season of Housewives...

Sevyn Streeter Celebrates SHEEN Magazine Cover In L.A.

Sevyn Streeter was presented her SHEEN magazine cover at a private party in L.A. a couple of days ago.
Last night, SHEEN magazine put together a private event to honor singer Sevyn Streeter. The R&B songstress was presented with her SHEEN magazine November/December 2015 cover for the official cover release party in L.A. On the carpet, the 29-year-old fly girl strutted her stuff in a white wrap mini dress. She snapped it up with SHEEN’s editor-and-chief Sammi Haynes and SHEEN’s publisher Kimberly Chapman on the pink carpet.
 "Basketball L.A.” star Brandi Maxiell turned heads in a neon pink hip hugging midi dress. She served as hostess for the evening. Rapper The Game’s ex-fiancée Tiffney Cambridge and Keyshia Cole’s estranged husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson were also present.
"Love & Hip Hop  Hollywood" star Miles came out to party.