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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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