Actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris posed on the red carpet prior to the Royal film performance screening of “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” at The Odeon Leicester Square in London on Thursday, Dec. 5. The event organizers waited until the film ended to inform the guests that Nelson Mandela had passed away at his home in South Africa. Some people in the audience — which included Mandela’s family members and Prince William and Kate — gasped, screamed and wailed after the announcement.
Metrosexual rapper A$AP Rocky and model girlfriend Chanel Iman attended the NYC premiere of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ on Monday night. Later, the couple were spotted holding hands as they left Nobu Restaurant in NYC after a romantic dinner date. Chanel wore a feathered white long gown while A$AP wore a hooded jacket and leather pants.
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‘Scandal’ fan Gabrielle Union posted this photo of herself and NBA star Dwyane Wade on her Instagram page yesterday. She wrote in the caption: “Best part of date night … Racing home to watch #Scandal #Gladiatorsstandup #MamaPopeLives #HesSeriousAboutHisScandalTime” Wade is a good man. Men don’t like being rushed through dinner so their fiancées can get home to watch a TV show.
Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson tweeted this movie poster of the cast of the upcoming holiday movie Black Nativity, starring Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J Blige, Nas, Jacob Latimore, Tyrese, and produced by Bishop TD Jakes.
The film hits theaters on Nov. 27th. Photo by D. Blanks.
R&B Diva Mary J Blige, pictured above left with actress Emma Stone, was surrounded by untold riches and wealth at the 2013 Peace, Love & A Cure Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Benefit at a private residence in Cresskill, NJ on Tuesday, May 21.
In February, Uncle Sam hit Blige with a massive $3.4 million tax lien.
Music producer Kanye West, 35, begged the paparazzi to stop shouting questions at his pregnant bestie Kim Kardashian, 32, while house hunting in Beverly Hills, California today. As you know, Kim was royally dissed by fashion maven Anna Wintour who cropped Kim’s photo out of the 2013 Met Gala highlight gallery on Vogue magazine’s website. Wintour was angry at Kim for wearing a simply horrid dress to her MEt Gala. It was the first (and last) time Wintour invited Kim to attend.
R&B singer Mary J. Blige struggled to stay awake during the Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets game in the Staples Center in LA Tuesday. The 41-year-old “My Life” singer was spotted yawning and nodding off while sitting at court side. The Lakers defeated the Brooklyn Nets by the final score of 95-90 in their first game under a new head coach. Mike D’Antoni was hired to replace departing coach Mike Brown who was unceremoniously fired after the Lakers started the 2012-13 season with a dismal 1-4 record.
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