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Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid icon, was remembered today by tens of thousands of South Africans and dozens of dignitaries at the outdoor stadium in Johannesburg. President Obama was among the speakers at Tuesday's memorial. There was and amazing 100 heads of state and a abundance of celebrities on hand to remember Nelson Mandela who died last Thursday at the age of 95. Alicia Keys paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela during her latest “Girl on Fire” tour stop in Australia. Check out who joined her on stage. Click here to read more and see more pictures.
R Kelly got a taste of the mean people that live on twitter. R. Kelly decided to do a Twitter Q&A session to interact with his fans. Theboombox.com is reporting it didn’t take long for things to get ugly. Check out some of the nasty twits that Kelly had to put up with at theboombox.com.
Contrary to reports by RadarOnline.com, La Toya Jackson is not married “The rumors that La Toya Jackson married her longtime business partner Jeffre Phillips are completely false. The reporting outlet should be embarrassed for their mistake and at least make an effort to find facts to back up their story before reporting.” La Toya also took her messaging to twitter writing, “Thank you all for your congratulations on what you thought was a marriage. It was a rumor. I'm Not Married!”
A clean and sober Lamar Odom was in court today(Monday) to plead "no contest" in his DUI case. It is part of a deal that will get him probation for the next 3 years according to TMZ. If you remember Odom was arrested in L.A. on August 30 at after cops saw him driving too slow on the 101 Freeway. He flunked field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. He was ultimately charged with one count of DUI. Odom will also take some education classes and pay a fine, read more at TMZ.com. Odom's driver's license was automatically suspended for one year for refusing to submit to the BAC test and that punishment will stand.
THE GRAMMY GOES TO….
It looks like there will be quite a few fellas stepping up on the stage on Grammy night. And Jay Z could be leading them. He grabbed nine nominations, including Best Rap Album for ‘Magna Carter…Holy Grail. Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Kendrik Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all nabbed seven nominations apiece and some will also compete against each other in the coveted Album of the Year category. As for the ladies Tamar Braxton is leading them with 3 nominations and she will compete against Alicia Keys, Fantasia and more. Check out the list at theboombox.com. CBS will televise the 56th Annual Grammy Awards live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Jan. 26 at .