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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
‘When We Aren’t Playing Superheroes’: Vin Diesel and Gal Gadot Meet Up for Quality Time with Daughters
Diesel, 49, and 32-year-old Gadot recently reunited for some quality time with their daughters and, luckily for us, Diesel provided the Internet with photo proof of the adorable meet-up.
“When we aren’t playing superheroes … All love,” Diesel wrote alongside a sweet Facebook photo of himself holding his daughter Hania Riley, 9, with Gadot feeding her 3-month-old daughter Maya.
The stars acted together in the fourth, fifth and sixth movies of the Fast & the Furious franchise. »
- Char Adams
Aww! Kirsten Dunst Rescued an Ice Cream-Loving Street Cat Named Tito
The phrase “We all scream for ice cream” isn’t restricted to just our species.
Tito, Kirsten Dunst‘s adopted feline, is quite vocal about his love for the creamy treat.
“He was finishing the last of a pint and he gave him a little bit and he ate it and now if anyone has ice cream or he thinks it’s ice cream he’s like ‘Helloo, give me some!’ It’s funny,” she said. “He’s a cute »
- Kelli Bender
Zac Efron and His Little Brother Get in Some Bonding Time on L.A. Bike Trip
Zac Efron shared a photo with quite the view — and we’re not just talking about the Los Angeles cityscape in the background.
The Baywatch star, 29, Instagrammed a sporty photo of himself and his younger – and equally genetically blessed – brother Dylan, 25, on a bike ride over the weekend, captioning the photo #SundayFunday.
By Monday, the handsome sibling’s photo already had over one million likes. From the shirtless photo Efron posted of himself and his brother back in 2015, to the two making People’s list of Hollywood’s Sexiest Brothers, it’s not the first time the duo has come together in the limelight. »
- Alexis Chestnov
Penn Badgley Is Making His Return to TV in Lifetime's You
Penn Badgley is making is way back to TV. Five years after signing off as Gossip Girl's titular girl (yeah, it was maybe one of the most nonsensical reveals in modern TV history), the actor has signed on for the lead role in Lifetime's upcoming thriller You, E! News has confirmed. The series, based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, centers on Badgley's Joe, a bookstore manager who uses the hyper-connectivity of today's technology to make the woman of dreams fall in love with him, removing every obstacle—and person—in his way. Think Dan Humphrey, but from the darkest timeline. You, which received a straight-to-series order from the cable network, is executive producer by »
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
From Game of Thrones to Glow: A Salute to the Women Kicking So Much Ass on TV This Summer
To quote Cher, "This is a woman's world," and honestly, we couldn't be happier. Women are ruling the box office—Wonder Woman is the hero we all need—and are continuing to tear it up on TV with a gambit of shows featuring some of the most badass (in their own ways) characters. The summer of 2017 is officially the summer of kick-butt women on TV, from the women going after the Iron Throne on Game of Thrones to the two best friends who turned a real-life cancer battle into a sweet comedy in Playing House. All hail these kickass women! Who's your favorite kickass woman of the summer? Tell us in the comments below. (E!, USA Network, Syfy and NBC are all »
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
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