LaVar Ball the Miz

While hip hop stars Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz performed at the NBA's first ever NBA awards in NYC, LaVar Ball upstaged the awards show from across the country on Monday.

The 48-year-old retired football player proved he is a master at promotion as he stripped off his shirt to take on wrestler The Miz at WWE Raw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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CNN PRODUCER CAUGHT ON HIDDEN CAMERA ADMITTING CNN REPORTS FAKE NEWS FOR RATINGS

John Bonifield

CNN's credibility was rocked after an undercover investigator for Project Veritas infiltrated the newsroom and apparently planted fake Russia stories that were reported by CNN as fact.

CNN retracted a Russia collusion story from its website last week and apologized to an associate of President Trump who was falsely implicated in the article.

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Swizz Beatz

Rap magnate Swizz Beatz lashed out at designer Balenciaga for apparently lifting his Ruff Ryder record label without permission and putting it on a shirt. A male model wore the shirt on the runway during the fashion house's Spring 2018 collection during Men's Fashion Week in Paris on Wednesday.

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The 2017 BET Awards started promptly at 5 p.m. on Sunday -- early enough for stars to bring their children with them to the awards show. DJ Khaled and his fiancée Nicole Tucker are pictured above with their son Asahd Khaled and NY socialite La La Anthony who posed with her son, Kiyan Anthony.

Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images

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For the first time in 20 years the White House did not host an iftar dinner to commemorate the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. President Trump declined to hold the iftar dinner at the White House, and AG Jeff Sessions also cancelled the annual tradition at the State Department.

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The members of the legendary R&B group New Edition were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2017 BET Awards on Sunday. But their moment in the spotlight was nearly ruined by fools on Black Twitter who ruthlessly mocked and taunted band member Ricky Bell's transparent hairline.

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The BET Awards brings out the worst in rappers. Meek Mill's people reportedly windmilled on Nicki Minaj's former weed carrier, Safaree Samuels. Luckily, Safaree walked away unscathed and nobody cared. Then Atlanta rappers Migos and troubled singer Chris Brown got into it after the BET awards show.

Pictured above are (L-R) Brown, Takeoff, Offset and Quavo of Migos.

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Lori Harvey Memphis Depay

Marjorie Harvey's youngest daughter Lori Harvey, 20, got engaged to former Manchester United soccer player Memphis Depay, 23, over the weekend. Depay now plays for French football club Lyon (so he's still gainfully employed). Steve and Marjorie Harvey made the announcement on Instagram on Sunday. Lori is Marjorie's daughter from a previous relationship.

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The 2017 BET Awards hosted by Leslie Jones was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles over the weekend. The show was a snoozer. Kudos if you stayed awake to watch it all the way through. Hollywood socialite Blac Chyna, left, and her bestie Star Divine partied at Le Jardin on Friday night with rappers Dave East, Yo Gotti, singer Trey Songz and others.

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Beyonce and JAY-Z now claim they had always planned to market Blue Ivy's name commercially

 

Beyonce's disgraced former business manager was ordered to give evidence in her legal fight to keep others from trademarking her eldest daughter Blue Ivy Carter's name.

Jonathan Schwartz fell out of favor with the Carters after he admitted to stealing $4.8 million from singer Alanis Morissette. He begins a six year prison term on July 11.

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A Journey from 1997 to 2017's "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Documentary."

By Isoul H. Harris

 

S eptember 29, 1997. Bill Clinton was President of the United States. Microsoft released Internet Explorer 4. And it was the night that I lied my way into the super-exclusive, grand opening party of Sean “Puffy” Combs’s first restaurant, Justin’s.

I was not in the “industry.” I was a graduate student at NYU. But, a friend in Los Angeles knew my ambitions.

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A new Department of Education policy allows the federal government to investigate public schools that don't refer to gender-confused students by their chosen gender pronouns.

The memo was written by Candice Jackson, the lesbian acting assistant secretary for the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education (DOE).

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British singer Lily Allen and NBA star Russell Westbrook attended a preview of Louis Vuitton's Spring-Summer 2018 Menswear Collection, held Thursday at the Domaine du Palais Royal as part of Paris Fashion Week. Other well-heeled celebrity guests included actress Naomi Campbell, NFL star Victor Cruz, washed up rapper Tyga and more.

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Mariah Carey's cameo was cut from Will Ferrell's new movie The House because of her rude behavior on the set. Co-star Rob Huebel said the 47-year-old singer showed up four hours late, required her trailer to be filled with white flowers and stuffed lamb toys, and refused to sing the song that she was contacted to perform.

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Otto Warmbier

Dennis Rodman is under fire for making his fourth trip to North Korea to visit with dictator Kim Jung Un. A petition has been launched to remove the 56-year-old retired NBA star from the Basketball Hall of Fame following his most recent visit to North Korea.

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Willow Smith, center, carried a guitar case and an oversized backpack as she arrived with her mother Jada Pinkett-Smith, left, at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles on Thursday. In an interview with Haute Living magazine, Jada revealed she and husband Will Smith are empty nesters now that Willow and Jaden Smith moved out.

Photo by starzfly/Bauergriffin.com

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Actor Terrence Howard was dealt a blow by a Los Angeles appeals court judge who ruled to reinstate Howard's 2012 divorce settlement.

The 48-year-old 'Empire' star finalized his divorce from his 2nd wife, Michelle Ghent (pictured above), in 2013. The couple had been married for just a year when they split in 2011.

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As expected, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the #2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday. Lonzo posed on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

The 19-year-old 6’6” point guard averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6 rebounds per game in his lone season at UCLA. He also set a single-season record with 274 assists.

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Debra Lee, 2nd from right hosted her Pre-BET Awards dinner in Los Anngeles on Wednesday. Her invited guests included Erica Ash, left, Remy Ma, 2nd from left, and Wendy Robinson, right. The 2017 BET Awards airs June 25 on BET.

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Good news for Gucci lovers like Jennifer Lopez who don't want to buy multiple pairs of sneakers with their favorite patches on them. Now Gucci lovers can buy one pair of sneakers with multiple patches to fit their personal style.

Gucci has released 10 patches to fit the Gucci Ace sneakers as part of the brand's Pre-Fall 2017 collection.

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Shaquan Taylor

A Brooklyn teenager who allegedly beat his infant daughter into a coma wrote a Facebook post earlier this year saying he never wanted the child.

16-month-old Nylah Taylor is fighting for her life in a New York hospital. The child was allegedly beaten after Shaquan Taylor warned the baby's mother, Tammy Lewis, not to bring his daughter to his apartment on Father's Day.

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