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In their true, grandiose style, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrated their fifth year of marriage last night (April 30) by renting out
ANOTHER SEIZURE FOR LIL
Lil Wayne was hospitalized again for a seizure ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to
FANTASIA BACK ON TOP
American Idol" winner and "Lose To Win" singer Fantasia Barrino has returned strong on the album charts. Her fourth studio album, "Side Effects of You," debuted within the top 2 on the Billboard 200 Wednesday. With production from Harmony, along with contributions from Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland, the anticipated album moved 91,000 copies. "In the runner-up slot this week is Fantasia with her fourth studio effort, "Side Effects Of You" (91,000). It matches the 2004 "American Idol" winner's highest rank, logged when her 2010 set "Back to Me" also debuted and peaked at No. 2 (117,000). In related news, Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" holds at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 for another week, selling 74,000.
JASON COLLINS ON NEXT CHAPTER
Oprah Winfrey will speak with NBA player Jason Collins, his twin brother and family for their first interview together on the heels of Collins’ public announcement as the first openly gay active pro athlete in a major American sport. The special episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will air this Sunday, May 5 from /PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Oprah and Collins are joined by his twin brother, former NBA player Jarron Collins, his parents Portia and Paul Collins, his sister-in-law Elsa Collins and aunt Teri Jackson, a San Francisco Superior Court judge and the first family member he came out to.
PRINCES GOOD DEED
That Prince surprised a high school student jazz band in
Wyclef Jean says he wants to convert weapons into music ... so he made himself a guitar shaped like an AK-47 ASSAULT RIFLE ... and whipped it out on the streets of NYC. Interesting concept ... but brandishing something that looks like a FIREARM in the middle of the street??? Pretty ballsy move ... especially considering law enforcement in the city is on high alert ever since officials discovered those terrorist brothers were targeting
JASONS EX LEARNED DAYS AGO
Carolyn Moos, the ex-fiancee of Jason Collins, dated the baller for eight years but never made it down the aisle. Last week...he told her why. See what she said about Jason "coming out" inside.... In 2009, NBA baller Jason Collins called off his wedding to fiancee Carolyn Moos with an off-court play that left her heartbroken and wondering "why?" Last week...she got her answer. Before Jason became "the first openly gay professional American athlete", he made a long overdue phone call to his former girlfriend of eight years to explain why he abruptly ended their engagement"It's very emotional for me as a woman to have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him. So this is all hard to understand."And now that they've talked about what happened a few years ago, Carolyn says she's ready to move forward and isn't holding any grudges, "I care about [Jason] tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out."
A FIRST FOR LIONEL RITCHIE
Historic moment in the Richie family last night -- Lionel shared the stage with his 14-year-old daughter for the FIRST TIME ... singing everyone's favorite song "Hello" ... and it was pretty awesome. Lionel and daughter Sofia were at some think tank in
BRAXTON WANTS TO SHARE BIRTH
It's official. Tamar Braxton is willing to let cameras in as far as they can go when it comes time to give birth to her first child. Speaking with Hip Hollywood in video below, Braxton confirmed that she is not at all opposed to giving viewers as much as she can on the next season of "Tamar & Vince." "My husband’s not comfortable with any of this," Braxton told Hip Hollywood. "I think we’re going to let them in as much as we can. You don’t want to bring your viewer all the way to the point where you went through in vitro, then it didn’t happen like that and it happened naturally. I just think it’s a story to tell and not to tell the whole story is kind of unfair." See what she has to say at singersroom.com
Somebody had to be the first active professional athlete to come out of the closet. Well,
In his letter, readers unfamiliar with James will learn a lot about his life, including that he has a twin brother Jarron (who also played in the NBA) and random fact-- actor Jason Segal was his backup during their high school days at Harvard-Westlake in Cali But what's most interesting is how the Boston Marathon bombing played a role in his decision to live his truth. Please take a moment and read what he wrote in Sports Illustrated: click here
MICHAEL JORDAN’S BALLER WEDDING
Sunday, Charlotte Bobcats owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan walked down the aisle, for the second time, to wed longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto during a super private ceremony in front of hundreds of guests in
LAURYN PICKS MUSIC
Lauryn Hill has dodged jail with a new deal with Sony Music. The singer/rapper’s will craft 5 songs for $1 million, which will pay off her debt to the
Ray J's new music video for "I Hit It First" is finally here -- and not only is the chick in the video a dead ringer for Kim Kardashian, but she also reenacts the couple's infamous sex tape (minus the sex). TMZ has obtained the full version of "I Hit It First" and even though J won't actually admit the song's about Kanye West's baby mama ... all 3 min and 38 seconds of doppelganger footage PROVES otherwise. Seriously, it's not an exaggeration, it's chock-full of Kim K references ... from her reality show, to her ass, to her XXX vid.And Ray J sneaks in some Kanye shots too ... but they're a little more subtle. Kind of. If you want to see this hot mess just click here