Kanye West’s Sunday Service At Joel Osteen’s Church Expected To Pack The House

Houston, TX – It’s not uncommon for church services to feature a guest speaker, but Kanye West is bringing more than a few friends along for his guest appearance at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas this weekend.

Celebrity pastor and leader of the megachurch Joel Osteen invited Kanye to speak with him at the pulpit about his renewed faith on Sunday morning (November 17). The 11 a.m. CST service is expected to draw a large crowd, but it’s the evening concert featuring Kanye’s gospel choir that has church staff on high alert.

According to TMZ, Lakewood Church is taking precautions to avoid all-out chaos in anticipation of the enormous crowds expected to show up for Kanye’s Sunday Service, which is being hosted at the megachurch later that evening.

The staff at Osteen’s church have reached out to Ticketmaster to help manage the number of expected attendees for the nighttime service. On Friday (November 15), 45,000 tickets will be made available at TicketMaster.com for anyone who wants to come to see Kanye’s gospel choir perform in person.

There’s no cost to get a blessed seat at the event, but the tickets are strictly first come, first serve.

Although Kanye is speaking with Osteen at Lakewood’s 11 a.m. service, only the evening service is ticketed. Ye’s choir isn’t booked for the morning service, but the church is still taking precautions to make sure the audience is manageable.

Lakewood will seat the first 45,000 people to arrive on Sunday morning and is also preparing to make use of their overflow rooms — just in case.

For fans who can’t make it to Houston to see Ye and his Sunday Service Choir, both services will be streamed live on SiriusXM’s Joel Osteen Radio Channel 128.

OJ Simpson Attempts To Make Sense Of Myles Garrett Fight: Watch

OJ Simpson is a disgraced former football star for reasons that have already been well documented. Somehow, OJ has found himself with a pretty massive Twitter platform and his videos are something that many people flock to. Simpson can typically be found rambling on about a plethora topics such as politics and fantasy football. This morning, Simpson took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the epic battle between Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph that took place last night.

For those who didn’t see it, Garrett ripped Rudolph’s helmet f and smacked him over the head with it which resulted in a pretty serious backlash on social media. Simpson saw the fight and felt as though he needed to hop on Twitter to make everyone aware his thoughts.

Simpson felt as though the reactions were pretty hypocritical as this time behavior is allowed in sports like baseball and hockey. Meanwhile, Simpson thought some the commenters were beginning to sound like prosecutors, something he knows all too well. From there, Simpson went on to say that Rudolph deserved more fault in all this because he was the one who started it.

Do you agree with Simpson’s take on this one or is he completely f? Also, be sure to tell us your thoughts on the fight as a whole.

Charles Barkley Questions Carmelo-Blazers Signing: “He’s Going To A Worse Situation”

Carmelo Anthony has received an outpouring support from current and former NBA players since agreeing to a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, as he is finally back in the league for the first time in over a year. The news broke during Thursday night’s TNT double-header, so viewers got to watch as Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson reacted in real time.

Both Shaq and Barkley noted that they’re happy for Melo, but wondered how he’s going to accept a role coming f the bench. Furthermore, Chuck believes the 10-time All-Star is entering a worse situation than his previous run with the Houston Rockets. 

“What’s going to be interesting is those guards dominate the ball so much. And I just don’t understand … … it’s like he’s going to a worse situation. Because in Houston they only had one guy who ‘dribble-dribble-dribble-dribble-dribble. In Portland] they got two guys who ‘dribble-dribble.’”

Anthony, 35, appeared in just ten games last season before being cut by the Rockets, and he has not appeared in an NBA game since November 8. In those games, Melo averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds.

The veteran forward is expected to join the Blazers during their upcoming six-game road trip, which starts Saturday in San Antonio, and will include a trip to Houston to face Carmelo’s former team on Monday, November 18. Portland is currently sitting at 4-8 on the season, following back-to-back losses against the Kings and Raptors.

Antonio Brown Defends Mason Rudolph With Hilarious IG Throwback

Last night was an interesting one for the likes Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph who was violently attacked with his own helmet by the likes Myles Garrett. The whole situation has caused quite a stir and the NFL is looking to take some pretty significant actions against Garrett. With that being said, multiple players around the league have come through with their very own reactions, including Antonio Brown who played with Rudolph in Pittsburgh last season.

Despite having a falling out with the team, Brown still seems to have a good relationship with Rudolph as he posted a photo in solidarity with the young QB. The photo is Brown kicking the Browns punter in the head while trying to hurdle him. With the caption “This For You Mason……….,” it’s clear that Brown is feeling for Rudolph right now.

After the game, Rudolph didn’t seem too shaken up by what happened but he was quick to call Garrett a “coward.” This whole situation is far from over and perhaps we will see some hefty suspensions in the days to come. The NFL is pretty quick with the punishments and this could be an instantaneous decision based on how things go.

Stay tuned for updates on this as we will be sure to bring them to you.

Usher, Ludacris, & Lil Jon Have Another Banger In The Stash

In the early stages the Millenium, there came a time where Lil Jon and the crunk movement became damn-near ubiquitous. The game was absolutely flooded with minimalist bangers and Lil Jon’s rambunctious ad-libs, with some going so far as to blame him for steering hip-hop down an unsavory path. And yet who can deny that the man had bangers on deck? Including his arguable biggest, “Yeah!” with Usher and Ludacris. At the time, the single was beyond popular, with its legacy enduring over fifteen years down the line. Case in point, the track holds three hundred and sixty million on Youtube to this day, despite being only uploaded to the channel in 2015.

With many still considering “Yeah!” to be Usher’s finest track, it’s no wonder fans have been asking for a reunion special. As it happens, the wish is about to be granted. Lil Jon confirmed that the trio has ficially linked up for another banger, and it’s set to arrive on Usher’s upcoming album. If that wasn’t enough, Ludacris took to Instagram to stoke the hype flames: “Shit slappin too.” On the strength nostalgia alone, the spiritual successor to “Yeah” should pique the interest many a snoozing fan. 

Have you any interest in hearing another drop from the “Yeah!” collective? And if so, do you want them to retain that iconic style, or shape their effort around contemporary musical trends? 

Keyshia Cole Lets It Be Known She’s Not Her 23-Year-Old Boyfriend’s "Elder"

She may be 15 years older than her beau Niko Khalé, but don’t go around calling Keyshia Cole his “elder.” The R&B singer has been happily in love with Niko for some time now and the couple recently welcomed their son into the world. There have been plenty people who have shared snide remarks about their age difference, but it hasn’t deterred the couple from moving forward.

Keyshia Cole Lets It Be Known She's Not Her 23-Year-Old Boyfriend's "Elder"
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Keyshia and Niko sat down with Nick Cannon on his Power 106 show Nick Cannon Mornings to talk about music, reality television, and their relationship. Keyshia shared the best piece advice that she’s ever received (“Buy your properties!”), admitted her greatest fear (“That we don’t have any control over this planet”), shared the worst advice she’s ever received (“Go ahead and punch her in the face”), and listed her top five favorite R&B artists (“Faith Evans, Brandy, Monica, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston”).

Things took a minor turn when Nick asked Niko about dating “royalty” and said he knew what it was like, referencing his previous marriage to Mariah Carey who is 11 years older than him. While speaking, Nick called Keyshia Niko’s “elder,” and she was quick to snap back. “I am not a f*ckin’ elder!” she retorted. “I am not his f*ckin’ elder. No. Mariah’s your elder. I am not his elder.” 

They were able to laugh about it, but Nick did go on to say that Mariah helped to “mold and shape” him into a better man. Watch the interview below.

Camila Cabello Gets Her First Tattoo With Boyfriend Shawn Mendes

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are still going strong after debuting their relationship to the world earlier in the summer. Apparently things just started f as a summer fling and quickly grew into something more as they were spotted out and about packing on the PDA. More recently the couple sat courtside The Clippers game and didn’t hold back from even more PDA and now we see they’ve decided to get some new ink together. 

Camila Cabello Gets Her First Tattoo With Boyfriend Shawn Mendes
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Los Angeles based tattoo artist Kane Navasard shared an image Shawn’s latest ink to his Instagram that’s just a little letter “A” behind his left ear. Clearly, the “Stitches” singer has a few other tattoos as opposed to his girlfriend. Camila got her first tattoo that’s a cursive note on the inside her pinky on her right hand. Camila’s ink comes from the 1998 version  Shakespeare in Love starring Gwyneth Paltrow and reads “it’s a mystery.” 

“I just trust him, and no matter the level intensity that he has around his career or I have, he is just normal, and that is so rare and precious to find in this industry,” Camila previously said  Shawn. “To be able to hang out with someone and you don’t really care that they’re Shawn Mendes, you know what I mean? You’re just people, and that is definitely something that is rare.”

Air Jordan 11 "Bred" Release Date Officially Confirmed: Detailed Look

Over the years, the Air Jordan 11 has become a fan-favorite amongst sneakerheads looking for an injection nostalgia in terms Jordan Brand models. The Jordan 11 is the shoe that marked Michael Jordan‘s return to the NBA and continues to be a legendary silhouette. Perhaps the most iconic the colorways that dropped at the time was the Chicago Bulls-inspired “Bred” model.

As you can seem from the images below courtesy @kickwhoshow, the “Bred” model is mostly black but has red highlights on the outsole which adds a huge pop color. The patent leather black material which wraps around the upper has become a staple and adds a shininess that makes the shoe really stand out on foot. For those who have been waiting for this shoe to return, you won’t have to wait very long. According to Sole Collector, Foot Locker’s release calendar is now confirming that these will be dropping on Saturday, December 14th this year.

If you’re trying to get the whole family laced up, you’re in luck as these will be dropping in full family sizing and the adult pairs will cost $220 USD. Let us know in the comments below if these are a cop or if you will be skipping out.

Anthony Davis Has Hilarious Reaction To KCP’s Brutal Fail: Watch

Unfortunately Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, this season has been one to forget. The Los Angeles Lakers have been phenomenal to start the season but it’s clear that KCP has been the team’s weak link. Every time he steps on the court it feels like something bad happens or he just misses a whole bunch shots. If you go on Twitter during any Lakers game, you quickly notice that KCP is being laughed at by Lakers hater and fans alike. It’s been a rough way to open the campaign and if you’re KCP, you can’t help but feel bad about it.

Last night, things got just a little bit worse for Caldwell-Pope as he went for a rebound a layup against the Golden State Warriors. Instead getting the ball in the basket, it got wedged in between the backboard and the rim. Anthony Davis was on the bench watching this and immediately began cracking up. Unfortunately for everyone involved, it was all caught on camera.

We’re sure Davis and KCP have a solid relationship at this point so he probably wasn’t too fended by the reaction but at this point, you really never know. It’s been a terrible year for KCP and moments like this can’t feel very good.

Hopefully, he can get everything together for the next 71 games the season.

50 Cent Destroys "Power" Star Naturi Naughton’s Hairline With Hurtful Meme

Even if you work on-set with 50 Cent, you’re not exempt from his trollery. In fact, there’s an even higher chance that you’ll find yourself on the receiving end some playful jabs online. After seemingly being banned from Instagram another time, 50 Cent has taken to Twitter to share all his ridiculous content, coming after a number his rivals and also targeting his friends. This time, Power star Naturi Naughton felt the wrath her executive producer when the rapper-turned-television mogul posted a comparison shot Naughton and a character from Mortal Kombat.

“Who the fuck did this,” asked Fif as his caption before he proceeded to share the picture. While he doesn’t directly make reference to Naturi’s hairline, he is very clearly poking fun at her appearance, comparing her to Goro, who wears his hair in a high pony-tail. Fans the rapper were not pleased with the upload, trashing him in his replies. 

“50 cent doing that to Naturi is so lame, he should be protecting her as his staff esp when she’s said she’s not happy with what he posted before,” wrote one critic in response to the tweet. “It looks like someone wasn’t getting enough attention and had to go after Naturi again,” added another.

Do you think 50 Cent should cool it with all the insults? Naturi Naughton, especially, has been critical the content he posts about her.

Alicia Keys to Host Grammys for Second Year

Alicia Keys is back for another round.

After making her hosting debut earlier this year, the 15-time Grammy winner will return to host the 62nd annual Grammy Awards next year.

“At first, I did think last year was a one-time thing, but when the opportunity came back around, there was no question about returning as host,” Keys said in a statement. “Last year was such a powerful experience for me. Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music.”

Added Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan, “From Best New Artist recipient to Grammy Award host, Alicia Keys has been a beacon of artistry within the music community for more than two decades. Last year was a testament to her compelling creativity and we are thrilled that she will return to the Grammy stage as our host.”

Keys, who won her most recent Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl on Fire in 2014, is gearing up to release her seventh studio album next year. Earlier this month, she released the remix to her Miguel-assisted single “Show Me Love” featuring 21 Savage.

The nominees for the 62nd annual Grammys will be announced on Nov. 20, while the show airs Jan. 26 on CBS.

Colin Kaepernick Workout Takes Odd Turn As NFL Breaks Promise: Report

Colin Kaepernick has been looking for a way back into the NFL for a while now but it seems like he can’t catch a break. After his peaceful protests on NFL sidelines back in 2016, no one seems to be willing to take a chance on him which is quite surprising considering some the questionable quarterbacks in the league this season. Now, Kaepernick is getting a huge chance as he will be in Atlanta on Sunday to work out in front NFL coaches, general managers, and scouts.

It seems as though this story has taken a bit a negative turn with Adam Schefter reporting that the league will not be providing a list those who will be in attendance. According to Adam Schefter, Kaepernick’s people are saying the NFL promised to provide the list but the league is now saying they never made such a claim.

With this latest update in mind, it will be interesting to see how it all plays out and whether or not it all leads to an opportunity for Kaepernick. For now, it seems like this is more a publicity stunt to make the NFL look like they care but if it leads to a contract, then it will certainly be well worth all the media scrutiny.

Which team would you like to see sign Kap?

Nike Explains Decision To Stop Selling Their Sneakers On Amazon

For the longest time, fake sneakers sold by independent vendors were running amock on Amazon and Nike felt as though they needed to do something about it. In 2017, Nike signed a deal with Amazon so they could sell their products without any fears fakes on the market. While this seemed to work out quite nicely for Nike, it appears as though they have decided to end their partnership with Amazon, according to Sole Collector.

Over the last year, Nike has been shifting its focus to direct-to-consumer efforts and this latest move is yet another example that. Through a statement to Bloomberg NewsNike went in-depth on its decision to cease all sales on Amazon.

Nike Explains Decision To Stop Selling Their Sneakers On Amazon

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“As part Nike’s focus on elevating consumer experiences through more direct, personal relationships, we have made the decision to complete our current pilot with Amazon Retail. We will continue to invest in strong, distinctive partnerships for Nike with other retailers and platforms to seamlessly serve our consumers globally,” the sportswear brand explained.

There will plenty other ways to purchase Nike shoes so all you die-hard Nike fans out there won’t have to worry. The Nike SNKRS App continues to be a popular method purchase while online retailers and brick and mortar stores remain great options.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Lawyer Fights Indictment After Grand Jury Wasn’t Shown Video Evidence

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyer is doing everything in his power to get his client f the 6-count indictment that just went down in New York. As we know, the actor has been fighting a few assault and groping cases, more recently pleading not guilty to a butt pinching case. TMZ now reports that Cuba has been indicted by a grand jury. 

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Lawyer Fights Indictment After Grand Jury Wasn't Shown Video Evidence
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According to the publication, the jury didn’t see multiple videos the incidents leading Cuba’s lawyer, Mark Heller, to file a motion to have the move dismissed. Cuba and his team call the ruling “grossly inappropriate and unjust” since the District Attorney did not provide video evidence what went down. They “chose here to trick the system by not giving the Grand Jury a fair opportunity to evaluate all the facts and evidence,” Cuba’s team added. 

The string cases against Cuba began this past summer when he was accused grabbing a woman’s breast at a rotop bar in New York. “I trust the system, and the process speaks for itself,” Cuba said when the charges came to light.. “All I have to say is the following, in this time and age we need to let people speak for themselves, we have to let people express themselves. And now I’m giving the process the chance to show what really happened, what went down.” 

Spike Lee To Direct 1980s Hip Hop Version Of ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee is no stranger to the Hip Hop scene and for his feature film follow-up to 2018’s BlacKkKlansman, he’s tackling a classic piece of literature, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee, 62, recently closed a deal with Legendary Pictures to direct Prince of Cats, an adaptation of a graphic novel written and illustrated by Ron Wimberly and adapted for the big screen by Selwyn Hinds.

The project is being billed as “an ’80s-set Hip Hop take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, with the tragic star-crossed love story seen through the eyes of Tybalt, Juliet’s angry and duel-loving cousin.”

Hinds, who famously operated as Editor-In-Chief for The Source throughout a chunk of the magazine’s 1990s dominance, tells HipHopDX the film will widely appeal to a “range of viewers” for it’s “steeped Samurai warrior culture.”

THR states Prince of Cats will center around the aforementioned Tybalt and his Capulet brothers as they delve in the underworld of Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn, where sword fights with katanas and the core elements of Hip Hop such as emceeing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti are all intertwined. The rival Montague family will also play an integral part within the story.

Lee will rewrite the script originally composed by Hinds and work alongside him and Wimberly.

Lakeith Stanfield was slated to star, but he’s reportedly no longer associated with the project.

An elated Lee took to Instagram to celebrate his return to Brooklyn cinema, a common setting for his films.

“Alright. OK. Dat Cat Iz Literally Out Of Da Bag,” he wrote. “The Next Spike Lee Joint Iz Brother Rob Wimberly’s Great Graphic Novel PRINCE OF CATS. Dis Newest Joint Will Be A Continuation Of My Da People’s Republic Of BROOKLYN Saga. Henceforth And Whatnot-SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT,DO THE RIGHT THING,JUNGLE FEVER, CROOKLYN,CLOCKERS,HE GOT GAME, RED HOOK SUMMER,And SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT (Netflix Series). And Dat’s Da “Goddamn” Truth,Ruth.”

Lee’s BlacKkKlansman won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, making for his first Oscar in a career that spans four decades.