*Tickets for Prince’s official tribute concert in St. Paul, Minn. were sold out mere minutes after going on sale Monday.According to the Star Tribune, tickets for the Oct. 13 show at Xcel Energy Center were gone instantly after becoming available for purchase at 10 a.m. Monday via Ticketmaster and the box office. The tickets ranged from $19.99 to $152.50.As previously reported, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer and Tori Kelly are among performers lined up for the concert sanctioned by Prince’s family.Prince’s family originally planned to hold the show at the new NFL stadium in his hometown of Minneapolis.
However, organizers said last week that it will be at the smaller Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.The lineup also includes Tori Kelly, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, Mint Condition, Morris Day & the Time, Judith Hill and Liv Warfield, the New Power Generation featuring Morris Hayes plus members of 3RDEYEGIRL.The concert is expected to bring in more than $1 million to Prince’s estate, according to The Star Tribune.Watch a teaser for the concert below:
Source: Prince Tribute Concert Tickets Sell Out Immediately After Going On Sale | EURweb
Eminem and Curtis Hanson on the set of “8 Mile”*Eminem has released a statement on the death of Curtis Hanson — the director of his 2002 semi-autobiographical film “8 Mile” — who died Tuesday at the age of 71.“Curtis Hanson believed in me and our crazy idea to make a rap battle movie set in Detroit. He basically made me into an actor for 8 Mile. I’m lucky I got to know him,” Eminem said in a statement to Billboard.Hanson died of “natural causes” and was declared dead by paramedics late Tuesday afternoon at his Hollywood Hills home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The filmmaker won a screenwriting Oscar for “L.A. Confidential” and directed the psychological thriller “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.”On working with Eminem in a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone, Hanson said: “I knew going into it that he had experience performing and also adopting a character, Slim Shady. What I was looking for was actually the opposite of that. When you adopt a characterization, that’s artificial. You hide behind that. What I needed in this story was the appearance of a complete lack of artifice. I needed the appearance of one more or less exposing himself emotionally.“And, so in my getting to know him, I had to assess and then make an educated guess of whether he would be able to do to that and whether he would trust me and the environment I would create enough to do that.”
Source: Eminem Mourns Death of ‘8 Mile’ Director Curtis Hanson at 71: He ‘Believed in Me’ | EURweb
Beyonce on the “TIDAL X: 10/20” red carpet in Brooklyn (Oct. 20, 2015)*For the second consecutive year, Beyoncé is set to headline her husband Jay Z’s TIDAL X benefit show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 15.Nicki Minaj, who performed “Feeling Myself” with Bey for the first time live at the show last year, is also set to return.
Source: Beyonce to Headline Second Annual TIDAL X Benefit Show…Again | EURweb
While Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce came as complete surprise to many, with one source calling it “a complete shock,” there have been some hints of trouble. The same source notes the former couple “have definitely spent more time apart this year.” In fact, Jolie and Pitt were last seen together in public back in July, while making a stop inside a Los Angeles Jamba Juice store with their daughter Shiloh. Leading up to their second wedding anniversary in August, the couple had spent a large part of the past couple months apart due to their hectic work schedules. Pitt has been busy finishing his new films Allied and War Machine, which both shot overseas, while Jolie finished her latest directorial effort, First They Killed My Father. Jolie has also spent time keeping up with her humanitarian efforts as a special envoy for the United Nations’ refugee agency.
In the past year, she spoke out in front of a House of Lords committee in London and led an honorary committee for this year’s Cambodian International Film Festival. Most recently, she advocated for victims of sexual assault in war zones. In addition to their busy work schedules, Pitt has been spotted jetting off to the former couple’s estate in the South of France several times solo. WATCH: Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt”Brad has been coming to Miraval every few weeks in season this year,” a source told PEOPLE. “He has been filming in Europe and he’s come in a couple of times, for a couple of days.” According to the source, Pitt had flown out of Miraval via helicopter when he made his flag waving appearance at Le Mans in June. Most recently, Pitt spent a couple nights at Miraval during the vineyard’s wine harvest in early September, after a solo trip to Croatia, where he took an onsite tour of a proposed $1 billion dollar luxury real estate development on the Adriatic coast. Despite Pitt’s visits to the French estate, multiple sources told PEOPLE there have been no sightings of Jolie this year, with one source suggesting she may not have visited since beginning of 2015.
Jolie filed for divorce after two years of marriage and over a decade together, PEOPLE confirmed on Tuesday. In court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Jolie states that the couple have been separated since Sept. 15. “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” Pitt said in a statement to PEOPLE. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.” Jolie, through her lawyer, also released a statement addressing the divorce: “This decision was made for the health of the family,” the actress’ attorney said. “She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”
Source: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Split: Hints of Trouble That Led to Their Divorce : People.com
2 Maryland teenagers were among a group of thugs who robbed a 64-year-old man at gunpoint.The unidentified man was sitting on a park bench reading a book when the gang approached and attacked him. The youths stabbed the man, maced him, and filmed posted a video of the assault on Facebook.Police arrested Zannay Laws and Dakei Perry, both 18, and charged them with attempted murder and robbery.Police are looking for two other suspects.The Baltimore Sun reports that Laws filmed the attack on her cell phone while Perry and the others attacked the man. Afterwards, Laws posted the video on her Facebook page.The Baltimore Sun — One of the suspects placed a gun to his head, demanding money and property. Another stabbed him in his lower back, then a third sprayed him with Mace. Police say in charging documents that Laws was streaming video of the attack to Facebook.The victim was stabbed again, in the right arm, before the suspects fled with his iPhone, his North Face backpack and $60 in cash.Police spokesman T.J. Smith said a citizen tip helped lead police to the suspects, and suggested the Facebook posts were helpful to investigators.Laws was ordered held without bond Friday, while Perry was initially ordered held on $50,000 bond and a District Court judge ordered him held without bond at a bail review. Neither appears to have a prior criminal record. Attorneys were not yet listed in court records.
Source: Teens Stab 64-Year-Old Man In Park, Spray Him With Mace, Post Video On Facebook
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan chastised President Barack Obama for reprimanding black people about protecting his legacy.Farrakhan spoke with disdain in his voice about Obama’s self-serving speech at the Congressional Black Caucus gala, where Obama said his presidential “legacy” was in jeopardy if black people didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton.“I just want to tell you, Mr. President, you’re from Chicago, and so am I,” said Minister Farrakhan during a service at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.“I go out in the street with the people… I visited the worst neighborhoods… I talked to the gangs. They said, ‘you know, Farrakhan, the president ain’t never come… could you get him to come and look after us?’”Farrakhan added:“There’s your legacy, Mr. President… it’s in the streets with your suffering people, Mrs. President. And if you can’t go and see about them, then don’t worry about your legacy… ’cause the white people that you serve so well… they’ll preserve your legacy — the hell they will — but you din’t earn your legacy with us!“You didn’t earn your legacy with Black people. You fought for the rights of gay people… You fight for Israel… Your people are suffering and dying in the streets!”Watch the video below or click here to go directly to Farrakhan’s comments about Obama, which begins at the 1:55:40 mark. The video is 2 hours long.
Source: Minister Farrakhan to Obama: ‘You Didn’t Do Anything for Black People’
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Charlotte, NC turned into a mini war zone Tuesday night as 100 protesters rioted following the police shooting of an armed black male.False rumors ran wild on social media that the man was unarmed and disabled.According to ABC News, Charlotte police went to an apartment complex about 4 p.m. to serve a warrant. Police encountered a male inside a car who was armed with a handgun.The man — not the suspect they were looking for — got out of the car, displayed a weapon and then got back in the car. As officers approached the car with guns drawn, the man got out of the car again and displayed the gun.The officers deemed the man a credible threat and fired multiple rounds, striking the man.The man, identified as Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.As usual, the George Soros-funded Black Lives Matter agitators on Twitter.com, called for protests before they even knew the details behind the shooting.A large crowd gathered at the scene and began demonstrating peacefully at first.“Some protesters were heard yelling “Black lives matter,” and “Hands up, don’t shoot!”Within the hour, local hoodlums joined the peaceful protests and destroyed police cars. The thugs pelted police with rocks and water bottles.One cop was struck in the face with a rock. 12 officers were reported injured in the melee.Video footage from a news helicopter shows hoodlums jumping on the hood of a police vehicle. A news van was also vandalized.Police in riot gear fired tear gas into the crowd to disperse the rioters.Officer Brentley Vinson, who fired the deadly shot, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Source: PROTESTERS RIOT AFTER SHOOTING IN CHARLOTTE, 12 COPS INJURED, POLICE CARS DESTROYED
CASH MONEY SIGNS RISING STAR TREV RICH ONTONEYO SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
Of course everyone has been keeping up with the on going saga between Birdman and Lil Wayne, namely this week Wayne getting the support of Rap-A-Lot’s J.Prince but Birdman quietly just announced a deal with Apple Music and then signed rising star Trev Rich.Two weeks ago Trev was posting videos of him in the studio with Birdman and at CMR offices. It seems the hype has been sealed as Trev posted a video of him with a contract and his family and friends were cheering for him. There was also a heart-warming video of his mother flying from Texas to Colorado to surprise Trev with congratulations.We previously reported on Trev with his Green Lantern assisted single “Wait A Minute,” and recently when Mike Zombie surprised the Hot97 staff naming Trev as a collaborator Rosenburg went on to give him a cocky shout-out, predicting his social media to explode.
Source: Cash Money signs Rising Star Trev Rich | The Source
Over the weekend rapper Game accused Meek Mill of snitching on him for stealing Sean Kingston’s chain [click here if you missed that].Is Game the REAL snitch…? Insiders tell Sandra Rose,”When was the last time you heard [a hit] from The Game? He ain’t got nothing going on, and yet TMZ keep writing on him…. Why is that? You already know… Because he’s telling them everything on everybody…. Why would they keep reporting on somebody that ain’t got nothing going on? He’s a safe black for them to write on.”
Source: Rhymes with Snitch | Celebrity | Entertainment News : Rapper Game Exposed as a Snitch?
It looks like we may see a collaboration with Erykah Badu and Nicki Minaj in the near future.Reigning champ female emcee, Minaj has neo-soul/ R&B legend singer, Erykah Badu‘s full attention.The very entertaining and soulful vet Badu reached out to Minaj on Twitter this week, seemingly showing her possible interest in a future collaboration.Although Badu has mocked Nicki on stage in the past, she let it be known that there was no beef, and she simply adores Nicki!
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