R&B singer Usher Raymond was all smiles despite reports of protege Justin Bieber dissing him as he shopped along La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, CA on Monday. The popular singer and judge on ‘The Voice’ avoided answering questions about Justin as he shopped at American Rag.
In a court deposition video leaked by gossip website TMZ, Bieber dismissed reports that Usher discovered him. “Usher? Yeah, that sounds familiar,” said Bieber. “I was found on YouTube. I was instrumental in my own career.” Similarly, the Jackson 5 always denied the manufactured story that they were discovered by Diana Ross.
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Rapper Lil Boosie appeared in his first press conference titled “BOOSIESPEAKS”, presented by Atlantic Records this week. Boosie was release from prison on Wednesday after serving a 5-year prison sentence on drug charges. Lil Boosie’s legal team opened the floor to explain the conditions under which Boosie was released and his upcoming trial. Before the press conference, moderator Angela Yee of the syndicated Breakfast Club morning show briefly interviewed Lil Boosie before opening the floor for questions from various media outlets in attendance.
Besties Drake and Rihanna looked bored as they exited Nobu restaurant on Park Lane in London, 30 seconds apart today. The friends dined together at the popular eatery. Frequent sightings of these two together have sparked rumors that they are dating. But known Rihanna is known to tag along with celebrity friends who are on tour. Drake is in the midst of the European leg of his ‘Would You Like a Tour’ concerts.
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In Kevin Hart’s new relationship flick, About Last Night, actress Paula Patton plays a seductive woman who can’t get over her last boyfriend (played by Michael Ealy). In real life, Patton is having no problem getting over her cheating husband, singer Robin Thicke. The 38-year-old mother of one has moved on from her marriage — apparently leaving no emotional baggage behind.
But Thicke, who has only Loved one woman his entire life — is having difficulty picking up the pieces of his life.
From a press release:
“Last night Hennessy V.S and Jermaine Dupri hosted a private dinner at Tao Downtown in NYC to honor Bow Wow and his recent successes. The rapper who turns 27 on Sunday, was dressed to impress in a charcoal gray shirt with a leather collar and matching leather skinny tie. Bow Wow was joined at the dinner by his longtime friend Angela Simmons, VH1 reality star Erica Mena, Jermaine Dupri, BET President Stephen Hill, his mother Teresa and several of his close friends.”
Like father like son: Prince Michael Jackson loves them and leaves them. The 17-year-old adopted son of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson has a new girlfriend. Prince and Nikita Bess attended the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California on Thursday.
Prince’s ex-girlfriend, Remi Afalah, was linked to Kuwaiti royalty and was rumored to be a wealthy princess. But Prince and Remi haven’t been seen together in months. Now we know why.
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A video clip of the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, featuring Outkast member Andre 3000 Benjamin was released online yesterday. The film will focus on Jimi’s life while he was still living in New York. No U.S. release date has been set yet.
A left-handed guitarist, Jimi taught himself to play a right handed Fender Stratocaster guitar — upside down.
Born in Seattle, Washington in 1942, Jimi moved to England when he was 24. A year later, Jimi’s legend was born when he played the Monterey Pop Festival in the U.S. At the end of his set he lit his guitar on fire onstage.
Like most falling stars, Jimi died of a drug overdose in a London flat in 1970.
Watch the clip after the break.