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Usher Herpes Accuser Quantasia Sharpton Down From 454 Pounds After Weight Loss Surgery

Quantasia Sharpton, who famously sued Usher back in 2017 for allegedly giving her herpes, is undergoing a massive weight loss transformation, The Blast reports. Sharpton is reportedly down from 454 pounds after recently undergoing gastric sleeve surgery. The procedure was done by Dr. Theadore Hufford in Brooklyn, New York. More via The Blast: Dr. Hufford believes with the sleeve Quantasia can get her weight down to around 260 lbs. If she continues to lose weight he will complete a bypass surgery...
Tags: Usher, Los Angeles, Weight Loss, Pop Culture, Jazz, Herpes, Laura, Sharpton, John Doe, Koreatown, General Insurance, Jane Doe, New York Marine, Quantasia, Quantasia Sharpton, Laura Helm


Legendary TV Host Regis Philbin Dead at 88

Legendary TV host Regis Philbin has died of natural causes at age 88. Philbin’s family confirmed the news to People. He passed away on Friday (Jul. 24). “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday,” the family said in a statement Saturday. “His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Abc, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ryan Seacrest, New York City, America, Los Angeles, San Diego, Pop Culture, Jazz, Michael Strahan, Bronx, St Louis, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Kelly


Former “Bad Girls Club” Star Demitra “Mimi” Roche Dead at 34

Former reality star Demitra “Mimi” Roche has died. News of the 34-year-old’s death was first shared by her former colleague Vince Valholla, founder of Valholla Entertainment, where Roche was vice president of A&R in 2011. “I’m at a loss for words,” Valholla wrote on Twitter. “I’m heartbroken by the news of her passing.” I’m at a loss for words. Don’t know what to say. Mimi was kind to everyone she came across. She was big dreamer & was a part of our Valholla family. I’m heartbroken by the news ...
Tags: Facebook, TV, Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Miami, Bad Girls Club, Roche, Mimi, Demitra, Demitra Roche, Demitra "Mimi" Roche, Vince Valholla, Valholla, Valholla Entertainment, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek


The new LEGO Brick Sketch kits are 3D puzzles made for framing. Fun!

Our house needs more tiny LEGO pieces like it needs a hole in the roof, but then the new LEGO Brick Sketches were finally released on the LEGO site. They’re so cute, I find myself actually wanting one.For me. The new kits are part building set, part puzzle, part 3D artwork. And they each feature pop culture […]
Tags: Star Wars, Shopping, Puzzles, Lego, Pop Culture, Superheroes, Gifts For Kids, Gifts For Geeks, Kids' Toys, Gifts For Teens + Tweens, Toys + Playthings


Tamar Braxton Awake & Alert Following Suicide Attempt, Moved to Specialized Mental Health Treatment Facility

Tamar Braxton is on the road to recovery and getting the treatment she needs after being hospitalized for an attempted suicide. A spokesperson for Braxton told The Blast on Monday (Jul. 20) that the singer has been moved to another facility for further treatment. “Tamar has been transferred to another facility for further evaluation and treatment. Out of respect for Tamar’s privacy and that of her family, no additional information is available at this time. “The outpouring of support that Tamar ...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Suicide Attempt, Tamar, Braxton, Tamar Braxton, David Adefeso, Adefeso, Specialized Mental Health Treatment Facility


Tory Lanez Allegedly Shot Megan Thee Stallion While She Was “Trying to Leave” & There’s Reportedly Video to Prove It

The Megan Thee Stallion shooting situation just took a very strange twist as it has been revealed that Tory Lanez may have been the person who shot her following a dispute inside his vehicle. “Tory fired the shots from within the vehicle while Megan was outside trying to leave,” a source told Page Six on Thursday. “There is video and the police are investigating. This is a case of a man physically harming and abusing a woman.” More via Page Six: A spokesperson for LAPD would not confirm whether ...
Tags: Celebs, Shooting, Guns, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kylie Jenner, Lapd, Megan, Hollywood Hills, Tory Lanez, Page Six, Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion, Daystar Peterson, Megan Kylie Jenner Tory Lanez


Terry Crews: I Never Feared the KKK, I Feared Black People Who Thought I Was “Acting White”

Terry Crews is back with another hot take about racism. In response to Nick Cannon going viral for the comments he made on his podcast that were deemed “anti-Semitic” and resulted in him being dropped by ViacomCBS, Crews took to Twitter to basically say “toldja so!” If you’ll remember, Crews caught backlash last month after he said: “defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy.” Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the tr...
Tags: Celebs, America, Pop Culture, Kkk, Jazz, BLM, Terry Crews, Black, Nick Cannon, Ku Klux Klan, Flint Michigan, Tom, Crews, celebs on Twitter, ViacomCBS Crews, Roland Martin Unfiltered


Quality Control CEO “Pee” Calls Out Migos on Instagram Over Malpractice Lawsuit

Quality Control CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas has responded via Instagram to Migos’ malpractice lawsuit against his label, calling the suit “unfortunate” and expressing his disappointment over the allegations. Migos filed a lawsuit against their attorney Damien Granderson early Wednesday (Jul. 15) claiming that he “cheated” the group out of millions of dollars and did not represent their best interests in a number of contractual negotiations. Variety reports that the Atlanta trio’s lawsuit specificall...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Lawsuits, Pop Culture, Jazz, Migos, Thomas, Capitol, Variety, Granderson, QCM, Quality Control Music, Pierre Pee Thomas, Pierre "P" Thomas


The Best Pop Culture Halloween Costumes for 2020

Every year leading up to Halloween, people race to come up with the funniest, most creative costume. That often means finding inspiration from the biggest pop culture moments of the year — and getting other to people to wonder why they didn’t think of that first. The year isn’t close to being over and 2020 […]
Tags: Costumes, Halloween, News, Pop Culture


Nick Cannon Demands Apology & Full Ownership of Wild ‘N Out After Being Fired by ViacomCBS: “They Wanted to Put the Young Negro in His Place”

After being fired by ViacomCBS for making anti-Semitic remarks, Nick Cannon is not walking away quietly. Viacom fired Cannon from hosting Wild ‘N Out, and from the company as a whole on Tuesday (Jul. 14) for making comments that “promote hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” during a recent episode of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast. On Wednesday (Jul. 15), Cannon—who has had professionally worked with ViacomCBS for over 20 years—posted a lengthy and scathing letter on Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, TV, Celebs, Mtv, Pop Culture, Jazz, Vh1, Viacom, Shari Redstone, Nick Cannon, Redstone, Cannon, Wild 'N Out, ViacomCBS, Nick Cannon Demands Apology amp, Nick Cannon Demands Apology


Nick Cannon Fired From ViacomCBS for Promoting Hate Speech by Calling White People “Animals” & “True Savages”

ViacomCBS has ended their decades-long relationship with Nick Cannon after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast. Cannon came under fire Tuesday (Jul. 14) after a recent episode of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast resurfaced on social media in which he—during an interview with former Public Enemy rapper Professor Griff—called white people “true savages” and “animals” and also promoting about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the Rothschild banking family. Griff is infamous for being kick...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Nbc, Fired, Israel, America, Mtv, Pop Culture, Jazz, Public Enemy, Anti-semitic, NICK, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Nick Cannon, Cannon


Tamera Mowry Announces Surprise Exit from ‘The Real’ After 6 Seasons: “All Good Things Must Come to an End”

Ahead of its seventh season, The Real is losing an original co-host. Tamera Mowry-Housley has just announced that she is exiting the popular talk show. Housley made the unexpected announcement on Monday (Jul. 13) via Instagram after Daily Mail broke the news of her departure. “For seven years, my home and heart has been at The Real. The friendships that I’ve made there will last a lifetime, and the people that I’ve had the blessing to interview have changed my life for the better. “I’m so proud ...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Instagram, Daily Mail, Pop Culture, Naya Rivera, Jazz, Naacp, The Real, MAI, Naya, Amanda Seales, Tamar Braxton, Housley, Tamera Mowry Housley, Tamera Mowry


Big Sean Facing Backlash Over “IDFWU” Song Allegedly About Naya Rivera Following Her Tragic Death

Big Sean is currently on the receiving end of backlash over his 2014 hit single “I Don’t F**k With You (IDFWU),” which he allegedly wrote about Naya Rivera after their breakup earlier that year. As was previously reported, the former Glee actress’ body was found Monday (Jul. 13) in Lake Piru in California after she went missing last week. Now, folks are leaving comments on social media slamming Big Sean for making “IDFWU” about Naya Rivera and their public break-up. Naya and Sean reportedly met ...
Tags: Music, Celebs, California, Hip Hop, Ariana Grande, Dj Mustard, Pop Culture, Naya Rivera, Jazz, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, Dorsey, Don, Sean, Rivera, Naya


Tory Lanez Arrested on Felony Gun Charges, Megan Thee Stallion Listed as “Victim” & Taken to Hospital

Tory Lanez was arrested on a gun charge following an altercation early Sunday morning (Jul. 12) that took place outside his Hollywood Hills home. According to TMZ, police received a call about a disturbance outside a residence in Hollywood Hills around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, and when they arrived, witnesses said people were arguing in an SUV before shots were fired into the air and the vehicle took off. Cops reportedly got a description of the vehicle and located it shortly afterward, and found Tory ...
Tags: Celebs, Law, Celebrity Arrests, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Tory, Kylie Jenner, Megan, Hollywood Hills, Tory Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion, Tory Lanez Arrested on Felony Gun Charges Megan


Tory Lanez Arrested on Felony Gun Charge, Megan Thee Stallion Listed as “Victim” & Taken to Hospital With Injuries

Tory Lanez was arrested on a gun charge following an altercation early Sunday morning (Jul. 12) that took place outside his Hollywood Hills home … and Megan Thee Stallion just so happened to be with him at the time and was taken to the hospital with injuries to her foot. According to TMZ, police received a call about a disturbance outside a residence in Hollywood Hills around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, and when they arrived, witnesses said people were arguing in an SUV before shots were fired into the ai...
Tags: Celebs, Law, Celebrity Arrests, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Tory, Kylie Jenner, Megan, Hollywood Hills, Tory Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion


“Empire” Star Bryshere Gray Arrested After Wife Tells Police He Beat Her for Hours & Strangled Her

Empire star Bryshere Gray has been arrested on domestic violence charges after his wife ran to a gan station for help and told police that he beat her for hours and at one point strangled her. Police in Goodyear, Arizona said they arrived at the scene of a Circle K gas station near McDowell Road and Pebble Creek Parkway Sunday night around 10:15 p.m. local time to help a woman in distress. According to the police report: “The woman had flagged down a citizen for help moments earlier at another n...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Chicago, Domestic Violence, Arizona, Pop Culture, Jazz, Gray, Phoenix, Goodyear, McDowell Road, Goodyear Arizona, Maricopa county jail, Bryshere Gray


Naya Rivera Confirmed Dead at 33, Body Found at Lake Piru in California Where She Went Missing Days Ago

The search for Naya Rivera has come to an end after her body was found in California’s Lake Piru where she went missing five days ago on July 8th. Via TMZ: Ventura County officials said Monday that a body had been found at the lake, and our law enforcement sources have confirmed it is, in fact, her. A press conference sharing the news publicly is forthcoming. As we reported … Naya and her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, were swimming in Lake Piru when something terrible happened Wednesday. ...
Tags: Celebs, California, Pop Culture, Naya Rivera, Jazz, Ventura County, Steven Spielberg, Columbia Records, Lax, Don, Cabo San Lucas, Sean, Naya, Ryan Dorsey, Lake Piru, R.I.P


Jada Pinkett & Will Smith Admit to Her Relationship With August Alsina on Red Table Talk: “I Just Wanted to Feel Good”

On a new episode of Red Tabe Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith has finally responded directly to recent claims from August Alsina that her husband Will Smith gave him “his blessing” to have an intimate, romantic relationship with her. During the episode, which was done alongside Will, Jada admitted that she and August did, in fact, have a relationship, but it happened while she and Will were amicably separated. Though reps for the couple said Alsina’s allegations were “absolutely not true,” Jada and Will...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Will Smith, Smith, Will, Jada, Black Twitter, Celebrity Interviews, Jada Pinkett-smith, Jada Pinkett, Alsina, August Alsina, Celebrity Relationships, Will Jada


Wardrobe Stylist Says K. Michelle Threw a Vase at Him & Made Homophobic Remarks on Music Video Set

A wardrobe stylist is spilling a little bit of tea on K. Michelle. Hollywood Larry styled K. Michelle for her music video for the “Supahood” remix, which featured Kash Doll and Yung Miami. In a series of tweets, Larry accused the singer of being abusive and homophobic on the set of the 2019 music video. Larry began sharing his experience with K. Michelle after someone posted a clip from the “Supahood” video. “I styled Kimberly for this video. She publicly humiliated me, threw a flower vase at me...
Tags: Celebs, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, K. Michelle, Homophobic, Michelle, Larry, Kimberly, Yung Miami, Hollywood Larry, Michelle Hollywood Larry


Naya Rivera Presumed Dead After Her 4-Year-Old Son Was Found Alone on Boat on Lake in Los Angeles

Naya Rivera, a former star on the hit TV show “Glee,” is presumed dead after she went missing while on a boat on a lake in California with her 4-year-old son. According to reports, Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies found Naya’s 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, asleep and alone on the boat shortly before 5 p.m. on Lake Piru, but Naya was nowhere to be found and her life jacket was still in the boat. Josey told police he and his mom were swimming, but she never came back up. It wasn’t immediat...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, California, Los Angeles, Pop Culture, Naya Rivera, Jazz, Ventura County, Lake, Rivera, Naya, Ryan Dorsey, Lake Piru, Josey, Josey Hollis Dorsey, Ventura Co Sheriff @VENTURASHERIFF


Kodak Black Apologizes to Nipsey Hussle for Trying to Shoot His Shot at Lauren London After Nipsey’s Death: “I Never Meant to Disrespect Your Queen”

Kodak Black is finally apologizing to Nipsey Hussle and his family for making disrespectful comments about Lauren London last year while she was grieving Hussle’s death. “I never meant to disrespect your queen,” Kodak wrote in a poem he penned that honored Hussle. “Willin To Accept When I’m Wrong & Stand Firm When I’m Right. The Whole World Know Your Example Was A Guiding Light. I Pray Your Fam Light & Accept This Humble Apology In My Kite.” He posted the message on his Instagram page on Monday ...
Tags: Celebs, London, Kodak, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Justice Department, Nipsey Hussle, Kodak Black, Hussle, Huey P Newton, Lauren London, Homie, Celebrity Apologies, Kodak Black Apologizes, Carter Huey


Adele Reportedly Teams Up with Raphael Saadiq & John Legend, Wants New Album to be “Full of Soul”

It’s been five years since Adele released 25 and anticipation for her next album is right up there with fans desperately waiting for Rihanna to drop “R9.” While the release date for the superstar’s upcoming fourth album has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, she has reportedly enlisted some musical heavy-hitters to work on the project. According to The Sun, Adele is looking for a soulful sound and has asked R&B producer Raphael Saadiq to oversee her upcoming album. She has also worked...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Instagram, Rihanna, Adele, Pop Culture, Jazz, Raphael, Solange, John, John Legend, Mary J Blige, Whitney Houston, Skepta, Raphael Saadiq, Tony Toni Tone


2 Dead, 8 Injured in Shooting at Nightclub in Greenville, S.C. During Foogiano Concert

Two people are dead and eight others were injured after a shooting broke out at a nightclub in South Carolina. Police said the shooting happened just before 2 a.m. early Sunday morning (Jul. 5) at Lavish Lounge in Greenville. SEE NEXT: Video Allegedly Shows Member of ATL Rapper Foogiano’s Team Shooting Into Crowd at S.C. Nightclub After Someone Tried to Steal His Chain Two deputies were driving on White Horse Road when they noticed a disturbance at the club. The deputies called for backup afte...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, EMS, Gun Violence, South Carolina, Gucci Mane, Greenville, Lewis, Henry McMaster, Greenville County


Lily From “Black Ink Crew Chicago” Arrested for Attacking Girlfriend After Catching Her in Bed With Another Woman

Liliana “Lily” Barrios from Black Ink Crew Chicago was arrested last month after she allegedly attacked her girlfriend after catching her in bed with another woman. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Lily got into a verbal altercation with her girlfriend at their apartment on June 3rd. After the verbal altercation turned violent, Lily left for the night. But when she returned the next day to pick up clothes, police say Lily caught her 22-year-old girlfriend in bed with another woman, ...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Domestic Violence, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Arrested, Lily, Mugshot Madness, Black Ink Crew Chicago, Lily From, Liliana Lily Barrios, Lily From Black Ink Crew Chicago Arrested


Lilly From “Black Ink Crew Chicago” Arrested for Attacking Girlfriend After Catching Her in Bed With Another Woman

Liliana “Lilly” Barrios from Black Ink Crew Chicago was arrested last month after she allegedly attacked her girlfriend after catching her in bed with another woman. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Lilly got into a verbal altercation with her girlfriend at their apartment on June 3rd. After the verbal altercation turned violent, Lilly left for the night. But when she returned the next day to pick up clothes, police say Lilly caught her 22-year-old girlfriend in bed with another wom...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Chicago, Domestic Violence, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Arrested, Lilly, Mugshot Madness, Black Ink Crew Chicago, Lilly From, Liliana Lilly Barrios, TMZ Lilly


DJ Akademiks Suspended from “Everyday Struggle” After Repeatedly Calling Chrissy Teigen a B*tch for Dissing Him

DJ Akademiks has been suspended by Complex News after repeatedly calling model Chrissy Teigen a “b*tch” during a virtual rant on Twitch earlier this week. On Thursday (Jul. 2), Akademiks posted an apology for his comments and confirmed that he had been suspended from at least the next two episodes of Everyday Struggle, the daily show he hosts with Wayno and Nadeska Alexis. “I definitely wanna start off by kind of like apologizing for some of the stuff that’s been going on outside the show,” Akad...
Tags: Celebs, Rants, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, John, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Don, Teigen, Complex, Complex News, DJ Akademiks, Wayno, Akademiks, Nadeska Alexis


Teardown of iconic Sony TR-63 transistor radio from 1957

I'm reading Matt Alt's fantastic new book, Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the World. Early on in the book, he points to Sony's TR-63 transistor radio (introduced in 1957) as the beginning of Japan's gargantuan influence on the world through consumer electronics, toys, entertainment, and other aspects of popular culture. I was curious about this transistor radio so I looked it up online and learned that IFixIt did a teardown of the radio back in 2009. The TR-63 was introduced i...
Tags: Post, Japan, News, Sony, Pop Culture, North America, Teardowns, Consumer Electronics, Radios, Matt Alt, Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation


Jada Pinkett-Smith Denies Romantic Relationship With August Alsina: “Absolutely Not True!”

The true nature of the relationship between August Alsina and Jada Pinkett-Smith (and Will Smith by extension) is turning into a he said, she said situation. During an interview with Angela Yee to promote his new album, Alsina seemingly confirmed that he was in a romantic relationship with Pinkett-Smith for several years. “I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. And I truly and really, really deeply loved and have a ton of love for her,” Alsina revealed. He even added th...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Denial, Jazz, Will Smith, Smith, Jada, Celebrity Interviews, Jada Pinkett-smith, Pinkett Smith, Angela Yee, Yee, Alsina, August Alsina, Rumor Control, Damage Control


August Alsina Confirms Romantic Relationship With Jada Pinkett-Smith: “Will Gave Me His Blessing”

August Alsina has seemingly confirmed that he was once in a relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith … and her husband Will even gave him his blessing! Rumors that August and Jada were dating first cropped up back in 2016 when he was spotted on vacation in Hawaii with the Smith family. The following year, he shared a photo of himself with Jada’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and captioned the image “Date night.” In 2018, August appeared on Red Table Talk and explained the nature of his relation...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Hawaii, Pop Culture, Jazz, Will Smith, Smith, Jada, Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Interviews, Jada Pinkett-smith, Angela Yee, Alsina, August Alsina, Adrienne Banfield Jones, JadaPinkettSmith


WATCH: A1 Bentley & Lyrica Anderson Work Through Marriage Troubles on “The Conversation” As Their Mamas Almost Come to Blows

Another Love & Hip-Hop couple is about to sit down for “The Conversation” in a last-ditch effort to save their troubled marriage. Lyrica Anderson and A1 Bentley will be featured on the Zeus’s latest installment of The Conversation, where they will attempt to address their infidelity and trust issues and try to find a path forward. “I did you wrong, made a mistake, cheated, you couldn’t get over it,” A1 says to his wife in the newly released trailer. “I just have a really hard time being with som...
Tags: Videos, TV, Celebs, Hollywood, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Ray J, Bentley, Pam, Lyrica, LHHH, Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, Lyrica Anderson, The Conversation, Lyrica Garrett