Seth Rogen’s New Hobby Is Making Ceramic Ashtrays

Less than a week ago, the trailer for the Seth Rogen-produced “Good Boys” was released, giving fans a glimpse the upcoming R-rated movie about middle schoolers. Set to hit theatres on August 16th, the comedy will employ the brains behind Superbad, Sausage Party and Neighbors. But it seems as if producing a movie is not enough to occupy the time the recently glowed-up Actor, director, producer and writer, Seth Rogen, as it now seems as though he’s taken up the title “ashtray connoisseur” as well. 

Rogen‘s new hobby is making his own ceramic ashtrays (and vases) and sharing the results with his 6.8 million followers on Instagram. Rogen recently told GQ “There’s something that’s so therapeutic about it. It’s like yoga, if you got a thing at the end. If you were doing yoga and then some object was produced at the end it.”

His new outlet already goes hand in hand with his longtime pastime smoking bud, and as co-launcher his new cannabis company Houseplant, he could potentially even sell some his DIY ashtrays on the side. GARAGE Magazine asks a product and operations manager at Glossier if Rogan’s ashtrays are even good, to which she says “I would totally buy them, because it looks like someone really enjoyed the process.”

Ciara ‘Set’

Ciara is on her “Set.”

After dropping the flirty video for “Thinkin Bout You,” the R&B diva rolls out her latest for “Set” off her new album Beauty Marks. Dressed in all black, the mother of two rocks a short blonde ‘do in the dance-heavy clip. She and her dancers take over a soundstage while making some boss moves, complete with a killer dance breakdown.

“All I know is hustle / I put that on my set,” says CiCi in the opening scene.

Next up, Ciara will co-host and perform a medley of hits at NBC’s annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” on July 4. This fall, she will hit the road on a six-date North American tour, starting Sept. 13 in Puyallup, Wash.

Watch her hustle ’til she passes out.

André 3000 Was Spotted Wandering Around An Airport Playing The Flute

NPR radio producer Antonia Cereijido was recently minding her business at an airport when she spotted a man playing the flute. He played on for 40 minutes as Cerejido stared at him, thinking that he looked familiar. She finally mustered up the courage to approach the flute player and she indeed was correct about his identity.

“I saw a man walking around my terminal playing a flute for 40min and was losing my mind because I thought it was André 3000,” she wrote on Twitter. “And then it WAS André 3000!!! 😍😍😍😭😭.” The Outkast star was more than happy to pose for pictures with the Latino USA producer and Cereijido shared the smiley photo with her Twitter followers. People jumped in her comments with all the André 3000 memes while some were green with envy. 

Cereijido admitted that she wasn’t prepared to say anything witty, but she was able to chat with one her favorite entertainers. “Of course I didn’t say anything good,” she wrote. “Now I’m like… I should’ve talked about how good his verse on Solo is. And how my mom once had a dream he taught our family to dance the hey ya dance and we had achieved the American Dream. W/E NO REGRETS.”

Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz Murder: All Five Defendants Found Guilty

The five defendants that were accused horrific slaying 15-year-old boy Junior Guzman-Feliz have been found guilty on all counts. A Bronx jury convicted all five men on all counts including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, second-degree conspiracy and second-degree gang assault. Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, who prosecutors said was the one that fatally stabbed him in the neck, is among the five men convicted Guzman-Feliz’ death. Prosecutors said video surveillance revealed Martinez Estrella as the culprit who actually murdered the Guzman-Feliz. 

Junior’s murder case gained national attention last year after the video footage emerged online. Bronx natives such as Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez called for his justice. His horrifying murder video surfaced online which showed Guzman-Felix getting dragged out a Bodega before being attacked with a machete. The murder Guzman-Felix was the case a mistaken identity. The defendants, who were identified as members the Trinitarios subset “Los Sures,” believed Junior, who police said has no gang ties whatsoever, was a member a rival gang. Unfortunately, by the time they realized they had the wrong person it was too late.

Following Junior’s murder, the NYPD launched a scholarship in his name. Bathgate Ave. and 183rd Street, the corner where he was murdered, was renamed “Lesandro Junior Guzman-Feliz Way” in February on his mother’s birthday.

50 Cent’s Fed Up With His New Bentley Mulsanne: "I Want My Money Back"

Screwing over 50 Cent in any sort fashion will never work out for you. Over the past few months, Fif’s had his issues with people who owe him money and he typically airs them out on social media until they pay him back. Unfortunately, no one’s safe from Fty’s wrath including the people that work for him. Earlier today, the rapper took to Instagram to call out Bentley. No, the luxury car brand doesn’t owe him money but he wants his money back for his recently purchased Bentley Mulsanne. 

Fif’s completely fed up with his new Bentley Mulsanne that he purchased from Manhattan Motors. The rapper shared a clip himself riding in his vehicle, going f on the car dealership and the vehicle itself. “I want my money back Bob come get this shit man. I should leave it in the middle the street in front Manhattan motors & fuck up traffic,” he captioned the post.

“This shit is a piece shit,” Fif said. “I got this shit from Manhattan Motors. Manhattan Motors sent me a fuckin’ lemon, man. Shit feel like it’s an old ass man car, man. My old Mulsanne is WAY better than this shit,” he continued. “This shit feel like it has transmission issues. I’m takin’ this shit back,” he added.

Peep the clip below. 

Kevin Durant & Klay Thompson Have "Unfinished Business" After Injuries

Kevin Durant went down with a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 the NBA Finals and will most likely be out for all next season thanks to the injury. After putting up 30 points in three quarters against the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 last night, Klay Thompson went down with a torn ACL which sealed the Warriors fate. The Raptors went on to win the title with the Warriors dynasty now being put into question.

Klay’s father Mychal was in the hallway Oracle Arena when the injury happened and told ESPN about a conversation his son had with Durant over FaceTime immediately after the incident. 

“They were encouraging each other to come back strong,” he said. “They got unfinished business.”

Kevin Durant & Klay Thompson Have "Unfinished Business" After Injuries

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Both Klay and Durant are free agents this Summer but with “unfinished business” on their minds, there is a good possibility that both players end up coming back to Golden State next season when they start playing in San Francisco. Durant has been linked to teams like the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets although now that his health has been jeopardized, he might want to stay right where he is.

The NBA Free Agent period will begin on June 30th at 6 P.M. so we will have to wait and see what both players decide.

Bella Thorne & Ex Mod Sun Are Still Feuding Amid Dramatic Break Up

Bella Thorne and Mod Sun dated for the better part two years before ending things dramatically at the top the month. Things went public when Bella accused Mod using their breakup for publicity on Twitter. Mod Sun detailed how he ending things, after a public incident. “I broke up with her. I ended the relationship!” he said. “She’s the one who took it straight to the internet and went ‘We’re done. We’re done,’ because she wanted to have her name, her little two cents on the ‘we broke up.'”

Bella Thorne & Ex Mod Sun Are Still Feuding Amid Dramatic Break Up
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Now a few weeks later it looks as though the exes are still throwing shots since Bella hopped in Mod’s comment section, accusing him lying about his sobriety. The 32-year-old “Stoner Girl” music maker shared a video to his feed that sees him expressing his happiness for being 32 days sober, leading Bella to respond, “But ur not sober?”  

Mod kept things cool by responding with: “There are many times alone at night I think u and wish u could see how far I’ve come in such a short amount time. I can’t thank u enough for saying I need to get sober cuz u were absolutely right. I truly hope ur well Bella.”

Mod later opened up to Daily Mail, telling the publication that he would never “exaggerate or be dishonest about” sobriety.

“I’ve been very open about my personal struggles and challenges with this, but it’s my top priority right now. It’s something I’m very proud and committed to,” he added.

DJ Snake, J Balvin, & Tyga ‘Loco Contigo’

Fiesta, fiesta. DJ Snake, J Balvin, and Tyga join forces on their new summer anthem “Loco Contigo.”

In the vibrant video, directed by Colin Tilley, Snake and J Balvin ride through the desert in a pink Cadillac, surrounded by giant snails and camels. The reggaeton superstar brings his seductive rhythms and colorful style to the Burning Man-style party, while Tyga adds his saucy flow to the bilingual banger.

“Loco Contigo” is the latest single from DJ Snake following his powerhouse hip-hop anthem “Enzo” with Sheck Wes, Offset, 21 Savage, and Gucci Mane, and the double-platinum smash “Taki Taki” featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B.

Tyga and J Balvin also recently linked up in the video for Tyga’s Legendary single “Haute” featuring Chris Brown.

Toronto Raptors Are The 2019 NBA Champions, Drake Announces He’s Dropping Two Songs

Raptors in six! The NBA Finals are over now that the Toronto Raptors have defeated the Golden State Warriors 114 to 110. For the first time in franchise history, the Raptors are NBA Champions, and while Warriors fans are disappointed, the city Toronto has every right to rejoice. The Warriors put up a good fight until the end, but undoubtedly Klay Thompson’s third-quarter injury played a significant role in the team’s structure. 

Kawhi Leonard and Fred VanVleet’s 22 points, along with Kyle Lowry’s 26, all aided in the Raptors gaining an advantage over their competitors. The Toronto team dominated from the fset the Finals, making a shot at the title an uphill battle for the Warriors. Raptors President Masai Ujiri spoke with reporters immediately after the game and said, “We’ve been growing. I’ve tried to prove to the world that there’s a meaning to having an NBA team, one NBA team, outside the U.S. And all these guys, these players, they’ve been unbelievable. To our coaches, to our ownership, and much respect to the Golden State Warriors. And to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, we love you as NBA players. We wanted to win in Toronto and we won in Toronto!”

To celebrate his team’s win, Raptors ambassador Drake announced that on Friday he’s dropping to new tracks titled “Omertá” and “Money in the Grave” featuring Rick Ross.”THE CHIP TO THE 6!!!!!!!!!!!!” Drake wrote on Instagram. “SEE YOU 2MRW WITH A 2 PACK LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽”

New Era Launches 2019 NBA Draft Hats For Zion Williamson, Ja Morant & Others

New Era has today introduced the 2019 NBA Draft Series, which includes the snapback hats that will be worn by draftees such as Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett as they make their way across the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next Thursday, June 20.

The collection also consists the 59FIFTY fitted, 9TWENTY adjustable, 39THIRTY stretch, 29TWENTY and knit silhouettes.

Each the hats in the 2019 NBA Draft Series features a custom felt patch with a gold team identifying mark, an ficial team logo pin, team specific striping detail and embroidery on the side that details the team’s established date, location and anthem.

“As the Authentic Cap the NBA, we’re excited to be the first piece team gear that these draftees put on as they begin their journey to become stars in this league,” said John Connors, Director Basketball at New Era Cap. “The New Era 2019 NBA Authentics: Draft Series pays homage to the varsity jacket including elements like a custom felt patch, team striping and embroidered team information.”

The New Era 2019 NBA Authentics: Draft Series is available now at neweracap.com, as well as select sporting goods and headwear retailers. Prices range from $30-$38.

Check out some the styles below.

New Era Launches 2019 NBA Draft Hats For Zion Williamson, Ja Morant & Others

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New Era Launches 2019 NBA Draft Hats For Zion Williamson, Ja Morant & Others

New Era

New Era Launches 2019 NBA Draft Hats For Zion Williamson, Ja Morant & Others 

New Era

New Era Launches 2019 NBA Draft Hats For Zion Williamson, Ja Morant & Others

New Era

New Era Launches 2019 NBA Draft Hats For Zion Williamson, Ja Morant & Others

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From Ban to Boom: TikTok Says It Has 120 Million Active Users In India

TikTok, the video-sharing app that features footage up to 60 seconds in length, is making significant progress in India — even after being banned in the country.

The said ban came in April of this year.  TikTok was barred from public use (and pulled from app stores) for about three weeks, during which time it was alleged and argued that the platform “encouraged pornography” and exposed young users to sexual predators — claims that TikTok officials vehemently denied.

TikTok eventually returned to app stores in India, though some industry experts expressed concern for the program’s long-term bility in the face of future legal struggles and their impact on public opinion.

It appears as though these concerns were unfounded, as it was revealed this week that TikTok boasts more than 120 million active users in India.  That’s right — of TikTok’s 500 million or so monthly active users (against one billion total users), over 20 percent are in India.

Maybe this is just the beginning.  Recent trends and projections indicate that the ByteDance-owned TikTok will only continue to grow in popularity, both in India and the world.

TikTok’s newfound popularity in India is considered to be troublesome for competing entertainment platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and other brands, all of which have, in an effort to drum up support and interest, dramatically lowered their prices for Indian users.

For instance, Spotify India costs about 119 rupees — just $1.65 US — per month, which is less than 20 percent of the cost for a base plan in the United States.

TikTok also recently surpassed Facebook as the most frequently downloaded application in the world.

TikTok’s marketing professionals have indicated that the next step of their strategy in India will concern raising revenue—that is, encouraging high-profile users to post frequently and agree to monetization plans.  It remains to be seen how — or if — the previously listed competitors will respond to TikTok’s newest popularity benchmark in India.

Kid Cudi Joins "Bill & Ted: Face The Music" Cast

Kid Cudi, as usual, is moving pretty low-key these days. That’s not to say that he’s not active but that he’s making these moves quietly. It seems unlikely that we’ll get any new music from him this year because he seems to be focusing on other ventures. Earlier this year, it was announced that he’d be joining the cast the upcoming opioid crisis film, Dreamlandbut it looks like he’ll be getting into his comedy bag in the upcoming sequel to Bill & Ted.

Kid Cudi Joins "Bill & Ted: Face The Music" Cast
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Back in March, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter announced they’d be returning to their roles as Bill & Ted for Bill & Ted Face The Musicthe sequel to Bill & Ted’s Bogus Adventure. Deadline reports that Kid Cudi joined the cast for the film, although his role isn’t quite clear at this point. However, a press release did mention that he’ll have a “significant role.” The film will follow the middle-aged duo as they try to save the earth with a song. 

Over the years, Kid Cudi’s expanded his acting resume exponentially. He previously appeared on HBO’s Entourage but in recent years, he’s landed roles in Andy Samberg’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until 2020 for the next Kid Cudi project. The rapper announced earlier this year that he’s not in a rush to put out any new music but he will be spending the remainder the year cooking up.

Burger King Jumps On "Stranger Things" Bandwagon With Upside Down Whopper

The anticipation for season three  Stranger Things is real. So far fans have been given a Nike collection based on the show, an ficial soundtrack and even some words from one the lead actors David Harbour who calls the new season the “most moving.” Now it looks as though fast food chain, Burger King, has joined the hype since announcing an Upside Down Whopper ahead the new season’s arrival. 

The burger is course no different from the original Whopper. All that’s changed is that way the burger sits since it will be served to customers upside down. The Upside Down Whopper meal goes for $5 and comes with fries and a Coke.

 

In other Stranger Things news, we just posted about the new synopsis dropped f by Netflix getting us even more ready for the new season. 

“It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp adulthood,” the synopsis reads. “Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.”

Madonna Previews Extremely NSFW Album Art For Upcoming "Madame X"

The icon that is Madonna, who’s worked with nearly every artist under the sun, has sold out stadiums, arenas, and any other type venue you could think throughout her illustrious career, but has seemingly lost some her popularity as recently. Despite being one the most celebrated living musical figure, it appears as though some the hype has died down for the 60 year-old idol, whose forthcoming tour, in support  Madame X, has yet to sell out, unlike all her preceding ones.

Despite the news, Nonnie is set to release her new project, Madame X, on Friday, and in anticipation the drop, she’s taken to Instagram to share its cover art with her 13 million followers. The “portrait a lady” displays a woman’s breasts with a rose graphically piercing through one nipple. The “Vogue” singer captioned the photo: “portrait A Lady……………Madame X. Album drops June 14th #madamex (sic)”

The superstar also shared another picture herself squatting down in a chaotically colourful designer ensemble, a youthful leather newsboy cap, fishnets, as well as her signature ‘X’ eye patch, writing: “Mother dragons………….. Madame X Album drops June 14th X #madamex (sic)”

Kemba Walker Says He’d Take Less Than Supermax Money To Stay With Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets will have the upper hand when it comes to signing soon-to-be free agent point guard Kemba Walker this summer, thanks to him being voted to the All-NBA Third Team. As a result the All-NBA nod, Walker is eligible for a five-year supermax contract worth roughly $221 million if he stays in Charlotte, compared to the four-year $181 million deal that other teams can fer.

Although, it appears that Walker is willing to sign for less than the super max if it’ll help the Hornets bring in other talented players. According to Nick Carboni NBC Charlotte, Walker says, “Yeah I would take less. Sure why not. I would take less.”

Walker has said in the past that staying with the Charlotte Hornets is his first priority, and the feeling seems to be mutual. Throughout the year, Michael Jordan has reportedly turned down trade fers and expressed a strong desire to do whatever it takes to keep Kemba in town.

Even though the two sides appear committed to inking a long-term extension this summer, multiple teams around the league are still expected to pursue the three-time All Star. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are among the teams expected to make a run at Walker when free agency ficially opens on the night June 30.

Walker, who has been with the franchise since being selected ninth overall out UConn in 2011, averaged a career-high 25.6 points per game last season to go along with 5.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds.