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Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Migos, Remy Ma Among Bet Awards Winners
Kendrick Lamar was named Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Chance The Rapper took home Best New Artist and Remy Ma nabbed Best Female Hip-Hop Artist from such nominees as Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott. Those were just a few of the honors handed out at the Bet Awards in Los Angeles on June 25.
Other winners included Beyonce, for the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award, Bruno Mars for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Migos for Best Group. New Edition received a special Bet Lifetime Achievement Award, and before taking the stage for a medley that included the songs “Mr. Telephone Man,” “Can You Stand The Rain,” and “If It Isn’t Love,” the boy band trailblazers from Boston were treated to performances of their biggest hits by the cast members of Bet’s New Edition miniseries, among them: “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now.”
- Variety Staff
Sorry Fans: Banksy Is Not Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack, Says Source
The rumor kicked up on Thursday when British DJ Goldie allegedly let slip the first name of Banksy in a podcast interview.
“For something like graffiti, which has inspired the world with font or anything to do with anyone wearing a baseball cap and f—ing sneakers, at its centre it is still misunderstood,” he said. “But give me a bubble letter and put it on a t-shirt and write ‘Banksy’ on it and we’re sorted… »
- Gillian Telling and Maria Mercedes Lara
Chance the Rapper Is Youngest Person Ever to Accept Humanitarian Award at 2017 Bet Awards
Chance the Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 Bet Awards tonight for "positively impacting both local and national communities." It was a big night for the young star, who took home Best New Artist earlier in the night. The rapper was also nominated for Album of the Year, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Collaboration. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bet Debra L. Lee presented the 24-year-old, who is the youngest recipient of the honor to date, with the award. "Tonight we honor a young man from the Chi and honestly I love everything about him. He created his own path to the charts and took that same creativity to help children," Lee said. »
Lil Kim Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery
Lil Kim is in the crosshairs of the Lapd after her crew allegedly robbed a woman over a BET party house ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, Kim rented a house for a Bet weekend party but apparently the crib was not to her liking. We're told Sunday at 2 Am Kim and her crew went to check out the house, didn't like it and demanded their money back from either the owner or property manager. »
- TMZ Staff
New Edition Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Bet Awards
New Edition took home a big prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2017 Bet Awards tonight. The group, which is comprised of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, hit the stage to accept the honor and to perform at the award show, hosted by Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. The men were introduced by the cast of Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah). While accepting the award, several of the group's members made remarks. During the speeches, Brown, New Edition's most famous member, said to the crowd, "I didn't know how much our fans were going to stick with us »
How ‘The Beguiled’ Star Kirsten Dunst Took Control of Her Career by Owning Her Taste for Depressives, Smart Directors, and Powerful TV
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Kirsten Dunst, who steals the show from Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in Cannes director-winner Sofia Coppola’s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). It’s her fourth collaboration with Coppola.
Bottom Line: Dunst steered toward playing strong women from an early age, with films that include political comedy “Dick” with Michelle Williams, John Stockwell’s “Crazy/Beautiful” with Jay Hernandez, and Peyton Reed and Jessica Bendinger’s cheerleader sleeper “Bring It On,” shot the year she graduated from Los Angeles’ Catholic high school Notre Dame. She has never settled for The Girlfriend or romantic lead, although she made a memorable Mary Jane Watson in the “Spider-Man” franchise. “Looking back, I’m proud of the choices that I’ve made,” she said. “A »
- Anne Thompson
Jamie Foxx Hilariously Slams One of His Old Movies While Promoting 'Baby Driver' at Bet Awards
The star took to the Bet Awards stage on Sunday to introduce a clip from his upcoming action comedy, and he took the opportunity to slam another film he recently worked on.
"I can't wait to tell you about that joint Baby Driver! It's crazy, it's cool, and it ain't a typical film. It brings a thrill ride, so everybody can experience it," Foxx said, smiling. "And it's good too! It ain't like that last joint I had."
Foxx laughed as fans in the audience were somewhat surprised by his off-the-prompter candor, and the 49-year-old actor powered on. "I know, it's tough. It's tough when you still gotta promote it."
"You know it's »
50 Cent Admits He Has a Crush on Helen Mirren: ‘She Just Has That Thing’
50 Cent has had some high-profile relationships, including romances with comedian Chelsea Handler and actress Vivica A. Fox. And the 41-year-old single rapper now seems to have his eyes set on Oscar winner Helen Mirren.
The two crossed paths at the 57th annual Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco on Tuesday, posing together on the red carpet.
One shot — which showed Mirren in a stunning white dress, sneaking a peek at a tuxedo-clad 50 Cent — was printed in a newspaper, with a caption suggesting Mirren was a fan of the “dapper rapper.”
But it’s actually 50 Cent who has the crush.
- Dave Quinn
‘Silicon Valley’s’ Haley Joel Osment on His Career Pivot, TJ Miller’s ‘Sad’ Exit
Haley Joel Osment plays a fun-loving character on “Silicon Valley” — and the actor himself is having a pretty good time these days, too. The former child star, now 29, is still perhaps best known for early-career roles in “The Sixth Sense” and “A.I.” But he’s quickly earning buzz for his turn as positive-to-a-fault VR expert Keenan Feldspar on Season 4 of the HBO ensemble comedy. “I had a blast,” the actor told The Wrap about shooting his part on “Silicon Valley.” Also Read: 'Silicon Valley' Star Thomas Middleditch on TJ Miller's Exit: 'Lots of Things Could Have Been Done »
- Ryan Gajewski
Ashley Graham Responds to Kendall Jenner's 'Unfortunate' Pepsi Ad
It’s been three months since Kendall Jenner and Pepsi were entangled in a media firestorm for their controversial ad together. The commercial featured Kendall joining a protest, aiming to alleviate tension by handing a policeman a Pepsi. Many came out calling it tone-deaf, and shortly after, the ad was pulled. While the backlash has passed, Ashley Graham was asked about it on Sunday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, bringing the contentious TV spot back into conversation.
During the show, a caller asked Graham what she would have done if she was in Kendall’s position. Her response, »
- Alex Abel
Melinda Gates: Contraceptives Are ‘One of the Greatest Antipoverty Innovations’ in the World
It comes as no surprise that Melinda Gates —who has helped millions of people around the world — loves America for many reasons.
“We’re a nation of optimists,” she tells People in this week’s special 100 Reasons to Love America double issue. “We’re always striving to invent a better future.”
Part of that future, according to Gates, is making sure that women and underrepresented minorities are equally empowered to contribute to the world of technology.
“The data consistently shows that diverse teams are more successful and innovative, so this is something that will absolutely benefit everyone,” she says, and »
- Caitlin Keating
Prince Charles and Camilla Stand in Exact Spot Where Suicide Bomb Was Detonated at Manchester Arena
Upon arrival, the royal couple stood in the foyer area of the arena, pausing in silence as they were shown the exact spot where the suicide bomb was detonated.
During their emotional visit, the royal couple met with staff who were first on the scene immediately after the bombing.
“It is important to talk to each other afterwards. I think you are all incredible. It must have been incredibly difficult for you. »
- Simon Perry
The 8 Coolest Styles to Score During the Asos Sale
If you’re looking to pick up some trendy clothes this summer, hit up Asos right now. A selection of the site’s prettiest pieces are all up to 50 percent off, and that includes clothes, shoes and accessories. We’re filling our carts — and you should too! — with everything from airy skirts to lace up espadrilles. Scroll down to see our favorite pieces and shop them before they’re gone.
Wrap Midi Skirt With Ruffle Hem
This light and easy skirt is a summer staple. Pair it with a tee or tank and slides for a causal look.
Buy It! »
- Kami Phillips
Are the Twins Home? Beyoncé and Jay-z's Babies Reportedly Settle into Luxurious Malibu Rental
The Carter twins have reportedly left the building.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have checked out of the hospital with their newborns and are now settled in at a sprawling Malibu rental home with the twins and daughter Blue Ivy, 5, according to multiple reports from E! News and TMZ.
TMZ reports that the twins were released from hospital care late last week.
A real estate source confirms to People that Beyoncé, 35, and Jay-Z, 47, rented the 10-bed, 14-bath villa — which rents for $400,000 a month, fully furnished — earlier this month. The couple plan to stay at the estate through the summer while they search »
- Jen Juneau
Father of Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Last Seen at Disneyland Is Accused of His Murder
Authorities in California believe a missing 5-year-old boy last seen in late April was murdered by his father, who was detained last week in Las Vegas in connection with his son’s death, People confirms.
Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department apprehended 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. on Friday afternoon, according to a statement obtained by People. His son, Aramazd Andressian Jr. — or his son’s body — has not been found.
Andressian is held on $10 million bail and is being extradited to California to face a single murder count. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment. »
- Chris Harris
Bella Hadid Shares Emotional Video While Surprising Her Grandmother in Holland for Her Birthday
Bella Hadid just won the Granddaughter of the Year Award. The supermodel flew to Holland to surprise her grandmother—who is currently battling cancer—for her birthday. She took to Instagram to share a video of the sweet moment alongside an emotional note. "Nothing will ever beat this love," she captioned the video. "I took off of work for the past 3 days to surprise my beautiful Oma in Holland on her birthday. She is going through the hardest struggle of her life battling cancer again but I know for a fact she is the strongest woman i have ever met." Bella continued, "Today is my last day with my family here in Holland and the last thing I want to do is leave...But I »
Chip and Joanna Gaines Step Up to Help Paralyzed Waco Firefighter: 'The Positive Impact They Are Making Is Immeasurable'
Chip and Joanna Gaines are helping fix up a local hero.
Waco, Texas, firefighter Garth Goodwin had just left his part-time job, assembling the famous rolling screens used to reveal made over houses to the homeowners on the hit Hgtv show Fixer Upper, when he was involved in a freak accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. According to Kwtx, who first reported the incident, a metal pole fell on electrical wires above Goodwin, electrocuting him and causing him to topple from a ladder.
Following the incident, residents and local businesses began raising money to help build a new handicap-accessible home for Goodwin, »
- Megan Stein
Sheriff’s Deputy Reunites with Girl He Saved From Drowning on Fourth Birthday: ‘It Was a Miracle,’ Says Mom
A sheriff’s officer happily reunited with a girl he saved just hours earlier as she celebrated her fourth birthday at a local pool in Panama City, Florida.
Jeff Haire was with his family at Frank Brown Park on May 28, when he saw a man carrying Davie’onna — who seemed “lifeless” — out of the pool, according to Today.
Haire, a corporal with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, knew it was serious when he tried to find her pulse as she lay on the pool deck.
“I had investigated several drownings before in my career and the ones that didn »
- Caitlin Keating
Barack Obama Goes River Rafting with His Family in Bali During Vacation to His Childhood Home of Indonesia
The Obama adventures continue!
Barack Obama and his family went rafting on the Ayung River in Bali on Monday amid their nine-day vacation to Indonesia, where the former president lived for several years as a child.
Obama, wife Michelle and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, were invited to vacation in Indonesia by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who also asked the family to visit the presidential Bogor Palace in West Java during their trip, according to ABC News.
Obama will also speak at an Indonesian Diaspora Congress in Jakarta on July 1.
Obama moved to Indonesia in 1967 at age 6 after his mother, »
- Tierney McAfee
5 Things to Know: Missing North Carolina Teen Found in Georgia One Year Later
A North Carolina teen reported missing more than a year ago was safely recovered early Sunday morning from a residence about 200 miles away in Georgia, the FBI announced.
Hailey Burns, 17, who was found by FBI special agents, was allegedly living in Duluth with 31-year-old Michael Ren Wysolovski, who was taken into custody.
Hailey was 16-years-old when she walked out of her Ballantyne home in May 2016.
She has since been reunited with her family, the FBI announced. Here are five things to know about the unusual case, which still has many unanswered questions.
1. Hailey was Recovered After a Tip from Romania: »
- Harriet Sokmensuer
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