Jordyn Woods Lost Most Of Her Friends After Kylie Jenner Fight

Back in February, all eyes turned to Jordyn Woods when a story spread that she kissed Khloe Kardashian’s then-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, at a party. As you probably know, this was particularly scandalous because Khloe is the half-sister Kylie Jenner, who was Jordyn’s best friend. Although Woods later clarified that Thompson tried to kiss her and it didn’t lead anywhere, Woods and Jenner have yet to rekindle their friendship. Despite the story making so many headlines, a lot remained behind closed doors and details the aftermath are still trickling out.

Woods was recently interviewed by Teen Voguein which she opened up about how she coped with this split from her best friend and overwhelmingly negative attention from the world. The primary means by which she did that was by taking up new hobbies, including puzzles, painting and binge-watching the Netflix show, Stranger Things (if that’s considered as a hobby). When asked whether she thinks what occurred between her and Kylie as a “breakup”, she posed some (pseudo-)philosophical responses, like: “What’s the definition a breakup? Does anything really end? Or is it a cycle?”. 

The 21-year-old’s mother, Elizabeth Woods, took to Instagram to commend her daughter’s candour and bravery in the Teen Vogue piece and throughout this dramatic incident. “To sit back and watch @jordynwoods go through all this mental and emotional anguish has been very emotional for us and we pray for everyone daily,” she wrote. “To watch the majority her friends leave her, not be able to go get services where she got accustomed to going and get bullied by the world, it takes a a strong ass family and individual to be able to deal with that on a daily basis”. 

Despite all this, we’re happy to see that Jordyn is bouncing back. It seems she has found a new (significantly cooler) bestie in Megan Thee Stallion, as they’ve documenting themselves up to some real hot girl shit throughout the summer. She may even have a new boyfriend, as she was spotted out in LA recently with Minnesota Timberwolves player, Karl-Anthony Towns

Sergey Kovalev KOs Anthony Yarde To Sep Up Potential Megafight With Canelo

Sergey Kovalev’s fall from grace was short-lived. After seemingly losing his bloodlust in a losing effort to Eleider Alvarez in 2018, Kovalev rebounded in the very night fight, a rematch with his Colombian opponent. Since reclaiming the WBO belt at Light Heavyweight, Kovalev has made no other defenses, that is until today when he faced the hard-hitting Anthony Yarde on an ESPN+ matinee staged in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Even though Kovalev resides in Los Angeles to be closer to the action, fighting in Russia looks to have energized the longstanding champion, now in his 3rd reign with the WBO belt. He certainly did disappoint the home crowd, as he managed to knock his opponent quite emphatically, in the decisive 11th round.

As ESPN’s senior boxing writer/editor Dan Rafael went on to say in his incident report the fight – the intention is to match Kovalev up with Canelo Alvarez for megafight on November 2nd. No word on whether the fight would be staged at Light Heavyweight, Middleweight (where Canelo currently reigns) or at a catchweight their choosing.

Before moving forward, it’s worth crediting Anthony Yarde for his performance against Kovalev. Although Sergey seemed to have a clear advantage in many facets the fight, Yarde was the quicker the boxers, an attribute he put to good use until the later rounds, when his gas tank was all but spent. Does a Kovalev-Canelo fight interest you? Comment below, and do tell, your pick the two fighters, should both sides enter negotiations for a megafight in November.

Tee Grizzley Speaks Out Following Aunt/Manager’s Shooting Death

Detroit, MI – Only a few days after Tee Grizzley’s manager was killed in a Detroit shooting, the Motor City rapper has spoken out about her untimely death. On Friday (August 23), Tee shared a video of 41-year-old Jobina Brown to his Instagram account.

“Since I was 12,” he wrote in the caption. “We been going everywhere together how you gone go to heaven without me???? Idek what to say JB I just wanted to show the world yo smile I love you so much.”

In the clip, Brown doesn’t realize Tee is filming her but once she does, she smiles and quickly covers her face.

Several of Tee’s peers sent words of encouragement in the comment section.

Fetty Wap wrote, “She watching over you now bro keep showin out for her,” while PnB Rock said, “YOU GOT A HELLUVA ANGEL NOW BRO.”

Casanova, Moneybagg Yo, Young Ma, Fabolous, Asian Da Brat and Jay Rock showed their support as well.

Brown was shot and killed on Tuesday night (August 20) after a gunman opened fire on their Cadillac Escalade. Tee and the driver weren’t hit, but Brown was struck multiple times and ultimately succumbed to her wounds.

"Black Panther 2’s" Release Date Has Been Officially Unveiled

Lo and behold, Marvel fanatics and film buffs alike, can rest happy with the knowledge Black Panther 2′s theatrical release: May 6, 2022. Ryan Coogler and his creative figureheads were on hand at Disney’s D23 Expo this weekend to share the news, as well as other details such as the progress they’ve made since they sitting down to write the script (Oct. 2018).

“We’re really hard at work on it trying to give you something special,” director Ryan Coogler told those in attendance while at the podium. “We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.”

If I understand Coogler correctly, he and his cohorts are going to take their time with their brainchild in order to set it right. In the interim, Marvel fans will be asked to enjoy the other, less striking titles in the itinerary, be it another The Eternals starring Gemma Chan or the Black Widow spinf starring Scarlett Johansson, all slated to hit theaters in the middle to late months 2020.

The 3-year window leaves Marvel fans with enough a cool-f period, after witnessing what is likely to be a sh-storm political content leading up to, and after the Presidential Elections in 2020. Make like an oracle, and be your own superhero for once.

50 Cent Throws More Shade At Wendy Williams On Instagram

Last weekend, the ongoing 50 CentWendy Williams rivalry was fired up again when 50 tried to kick her out his Tycoon Pool Party. He posted a video on Instagram her being asked to leave the party with the caption: “You can’t just show up to my PARTY if you been talking about me. BITCH wait out side.” Williams’ only retaliation to this power move by 50 was posting photos with Snoop Dogg in the party, proving his plans were foiled. 50 learned from this experience and made sure he would not be defeated again. He explicitly told security at his Madison Square Garden showing  Power‘s new season premiere that Wendy Williams was not to be allowed in the building – and she was not. 

Despite that victory under his belt, 50 seems to still not be satisfied with his Wendy to teardown. On Friday night, he publicly mocked her again by reposting a photo her and comedian, Tiffany Haddish. In reference to Wendy’s head poking out from behind Tiffany, 50 wrote this caption: “Tiffany wait, there’s a monster on your shoulder don’t move.” Not one to believe in any limits, he even went as far as calling her an “ugly motherf*****.” Wendy might be fine with being excluded from some parties, but criticisms this harsh might cause her to respond differently – maybe even aggressively. 

Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan & Brie Larson To Star In Upcoming Drama "Just Mercy"

Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan & Brie Larson are all set to star in a new drama titled Just Mercy based on the 2014 bestselling book Just Mercy: A Story Justice and Redemption. The film centers around the true story Walter McMillian in 1987. McMillian was wrongfully sentenced to death row for the murder a young white woman. It took the coercion by Sheriff Tom Tate and others as well as perjury by witnesses to land McMillian the false conviction. 

Luckily, he was exonerated in a famous decision. The forthcoming film will focus on McMillian’s lawyer as well as himself. The IMDb description for the film reads, “Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.” Stevenson will be played by Michael B. Jordan. Jamie Foxx will star as McMillian. O’Shea Jackson Jr. will support as another wrongly convicted black man whom Stevenson will defend. Rounding out the remarkable cast will be Brie Larson. Larson will take on the role the local operations director the Equal Justice Initiative, lending a hand to Stevenson.

Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan & Brie Larson To Star In Upcoming Drama "Just Mercy"Andrew Toth / Getty s

You’ll be able to catch the film in theaters on Christmas Day. 

Instagram Gallery: An Introduction To Lil Tecca

Just as the leagues rappers before him who used their SoundCloud popularity as a springboard to mainstream success, Lil Tecca is now fully in the spotlight as an up-and-coming artist to watch. At just 16-years-old, the Queens-bred rapper currently boasts the No. 8 spot on the coveted Billboard Hot 100 chart with his breakout hit “Ran$om,” a followup to viral hits like “Molly Girl” and “Bossanova.” Riding the hot-right-now wave melodic rap as an entry point into the industry, Lil Tecca’s dulcet beats and goy, down-to-earth social media personality signal staying power far beyond his teen peers who found fame just as quickly.

“I just be chilling on the internet, really,” says Tecca his vibrant Instagram following. “And I don’t go to the internet to do the most. I try to not look at what anyone else does and just stay in my own lane. Like tunnel vision, you feel me? I’m not looking at everyone else. So yeah, everything you see from me on the internet, it’s coming from me. It’s not coming from no one else.” 

“The internet is a place where it’s very easy to get attention. It’s a good thing, but it can be bad,” he continues, rounding his surprisingly balanced outlook regarding the marriage between internet popularity and track performance. “That’s why I don’t talk about dumb stuff on Instagram. There’s so many people watching. I don’t think I’m a face for the youth, but they like me, I guess.”

If you haven’t vibed yet to the cool, laid-back vibe Lil Tecca’s melodic rap anthem well on its way to the top the Billboard 100, keep reading for an Instagram introduction to this young artist on the rise. 


Stats

1,000,000 views is a major accomplishment, especially for a teenager who is just starting to explore his own sound. 

Live Show 

Judging by the way Tecca commanded the crowd at this Chicago show, he is far from just an “internet rapper.” 

YBN

Tecca wasn’t lying when he told Billboard that he “really fuck swith YBN. They’re fire. I be talking to Nahmir and he’s funny.” 

2x Platinum 

Here, Tecca links up with Menohbeats, a 2x platinum producer best known for linking up with Lil Skies.

Ran$om 

Even in the studio, Tecca knew that his breakout “Ran$om” was a chart-worthy hit. 

Taz Taylor 

Incredibly, Lil Tecca’s work in the studio has even caught the attention Grammy-nominated producer Taz Taylor who has worked with hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and Future

You Made It 

Proud to take note his accomplishments, Lil Tecca couldn’t help but shout out one the first times his social media popularity filtered into digital media. 

Love Me 

Now boasting nearly 7 million views on Youtube, Tecca’s got another hit on his hands with “Love Me.” Here, the rapper gets down in the studio while putting the finishing touches on the track. 

NY

For a NY artist, there’s nothing quite like seeing an ad for your hit single in Times Square. 

BTS

Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot the visual for “Ran$om” which is sure to soon break the 100,000,000 mark (with a tongue-in-cheek caption referencing his happy ending fer).  

Rumored "PS5" Design Met With Doubt, Questions, & Memes

Playstation 5 fever has been spreading at a rapid pace. It seems as if every week a new development “leaks,” keeping Sony’s upcoming console comfortably within the public’s collective headspace. Given that Sony is currently fending f rampant Spider-Man cosplayers, some which have likely done their damndest to create home-made webbing, they need all the help they can get. Still, the PS5 remains one the most anticipated pieces technology, and will likely fly f the shelves when it eventually releases next year.

Rumored "PS5" Design Met With Doubt, Questions, & Memes

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But what will it look like? Today, we may very well have gotten a glimpse at what’s to come, by way yet another well-placed “leak.” This one arrives courtesy game developer Matthew Stott, whose original Tweet served to spread like wildfire among the curious masses. The public, wary change at the best times, was immediately compelled to respond with that old familiar defense mechanism, humor. As is their right – memes are simply expected at this point, so why dete from tradition?

Yet some the more resourceful types made sure to elevate this one to a different hype plane altogether – enter, a 3D rendering, depicting a close-to-reality look at the PlayStation 5. Could this be what Sony is keeping under wraps? And if so, can you dig it?                      

Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B & Lizzo Movie, "Hustlers", Predicted To Have Big First Week

Hustlers has been getting a lot buzz for its killer cast, which includes Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lizzo and Keke Palmer. In addition to the big names that will be starring in it, Hustlers has an interesting and unique plot. Jennifer Lopez stars as the ringleader an operation strippers drugging and stealing money from wealthy Wall Street patrons. 

It has been shared that the film – written and directed by Lorene Scafaria – is tracking for a $24 million debut at the US box fice. Given it only cost $20 million to produce, this is a pretty big win for its production company, STX Entertainment. If Hustlers hits this mark, it will make for the indie studio’s biggest opening to date. 

The first week numbers will likely be aided by all the press that is being done for the movie and the enticing headlines that are coming out it. One the film’s leads, Fresh Off The Boat and Crazy Rich Asians star, Constance Wu, told Entertainment Weekly that Cardi B teaches her how to give a lap dance in one scene. Cardi also attracted some eyes when she posted a promotional photo on Instagram her diamond-encrusted bust

Hustlers premieres September 13. 

Quavo Is Trapping Popeye’s Chicken Sandwiches For $1K Apiece

Quavo’s answer to Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A’s growing hostilities was to stockpile their products for fear a food shortage. Surely, there’s enough chicken sandwich to go around, but don’t tell that to the founding Migos member, whose latest sales plan is to sell Popeye’s out his trunk at an inflationary rate $1000 a pop.

Chick-fil-A fancies itself the originator the “chicken sandwich” on a corporate scale. So it stands to reason that when hostilities kicked f, it was due to Popeye’s introduction a new “chicken sandwich” on their nationwide menu. As you likely heard, Popeye’s new addition has been such a hit with the clientele that drive-thru tellers have had to board up their windows for fear an uprising. 

Quavo on the other hand, is none too concerned with the risk factor posed by a zombielike crowd crossing paths with him in the parking lot. Quite the opposite. Quavo wants to rekindle the sort arrangement he once had (or still maintains) with the fiends. Instead driving up the price admission in view his streaming numbers – Quavo is here to prit on the coming apocalypse while the getting is good, Chicken shortage or not. 

"Rambo: Last Blood" Shares Second Trailer Ahead Of Film’s Premiere

We’re now just weeks away from the theatrical release the last Rambo film that sees Sylvester Stallone out on a hunt for revenge when it comes to the security his family. The latest trailer that has arrived ties in past clips from the trio films in the franchise leading to the final assignment that has Stallone pursue a cartel that kidnaps a group women – one that happens to be his caretaker’s daughter. 

“In every film, Rambo never goes home, he goes out the to the jungle or Afghanistan,” Sylvester said  Rambo: Last Blood. “In the new one, he does come home, but in a way he never arrives. He’s there, but he’s not. That’s what the whole story is built around. As soon as he walks outside his door, he has no more control. The world controls you.”

The series clips in the latest trailer shows the crazy traps Sylvester’s character sets up to make his opponents know that he isn’t playing around. “You started this…I’ll end it,” he says, as seen in the clip below.

Rambo: Last Blood hits theatres September 20th – watch the full trailer below.

Hasbro Toys Now Owns Death Row Records

Death Row Records has reportedly been acquired by the Hasbro toy company, the same entity responsible for several classic toys such as Mr. Potato Head, My Little Pony and G.I. Joe.

According to Rolling Stone, Hasbro announced on Thursday (August 22) they had purchased Entertainment One, a multimedia company that owns the children’s franchises Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.

eOne also has a music division, which just happens to be one of the largest independent labels in the industry. During this year’s first quarter, the company took in $30 million worth of revenue.

“Hasbro will leverage eOne’s immersive entertainment capabilities to bring our portfolio of brands that have appeal to gamers, fans and families to all screens globally and realize full franchise economics across our blueprint strategy for shareholders,” CEO Brian Goldner told Deadline. “We are excited to welcome eOne’s talented employees from around the world into the Hasbro family.”

eOne has owned Death Row’s catalog for several years. The company spent roughly $280 million to buy it in 2013, seven years after the legendary Hip Hop label was forced to declare bankruptcy.

Toys Against The World?

99% of Americans Don't Care About the Headphone Jack

A survey of over 3,000 smartphone owners found most Americans don’t care about the headphone jack.

Ting — a mobile virtual network operator (MNVO) — conducted the survey.  Only 1% of those who responded said the headphone jack is a top-three feature for them. The question was asked to over 3,640 respondents.

The survey asked participants to rank the three most important features they consider when choosing a new phone. Respondents could pick from a pre-selected list of options like price, camera, battery, storage space, specs, operating system, headphone jack, and cool factor.

Only 1% of respondents picked headphone jack as one of the three most important factors.

So what did smartphone buyers rate as the most important factor when choosing a new phone? Unsurprisingly, 35% of respondents said the price was the main factor.  30% of respondents picked operating system as an important factor.  The third-most picked option was specs at just 14% of the votes.

Despite a lot of hand-wringing and noise, it seems as though smartphone buyers in the U.S. are doing just fine without the headphone jack.  Most smartphone manufacturers are , anyway.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launched last week , spelling death for the rest of the Android world. Samsung was the last major manufacturer hold out for the technology. Now that phones cost over $1,000, it’s much easier to get someone to .

Even though Bluetooth audio is objectively worse than good old analog wires, most consumers don’t care.  Heck, even the cool factor option scored 2%, which means more people care about having a cool phone over a conventional jack.

One interesting point from the survey is that most people keep their old devices. 46% recycled them to children, while 28% said they use their old phone . You know, the old phone with a headphone jack for easy listening. Funny world we live in, isn’t it?

Justin Gaethje Wants To "F-ck Up" Conor McGregor After Watching Video Of Bar Attack

Justin Gaethje has been lusting over a potential bout with Conor McGregor for some time. Few took the Irishman at his word when he threatened retirement in late March last year. McGregor has been fervently active on social media, with fighter’s FOMO, every time a catalyst passes him up the UFC charts.

It was also apparent that McGregor wasn’t actually interested in leaving the sport, but entering a labor dispute with his employers at the UFC, whom he believes, owe him an ownership stake for his contributions to the brand – none which is any concern to Justin Gaethje, the UFC’s #5 ranked Lightweight, as this writing.

“Of course I want to f**k him up. I see him punch an old man, do I want to punch him for that? F**k yeah, I want to f**k that dude up for s**t like that,” Gaethje said McGregor and his latest transgression, a PR-nightmare a bar fight in Ireland. “He looks like a crackhead on your video.”

Gaethje reiterated his desire to fight McGregor while partaking in an episode TMZ Sports on FS1. Although his mid-term projections are now fully-evident, if Gaethje doesn’t get past a tough Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 158, he will likely miss out on the McGregor sweepstakes, as the Irishman looks set to fight on the biggest spotlight possible, commensurate with his selling power within the sport.

“Hey I got f**king business in front me, I got ‘Cowboy.’ And then I’m your huckleberry,” Gaethje says … “I’m right here, this s**t has to go forward, has to move on. He’s either in or out.”

Apple Music Tries to Kill Stale Playlists With 'New Music Daily'

Apple Music has launched a new human-curated playlist that updates on the daily.

The new playlist is called New Music Daily, and it aims to provide a look at the newest tracks in music. The debut lead single for the playlist is Taylor Swift’s “The Man,” from her brand-new album, Lover.

Apple will likely use the new playlist as a way to promote lead artists on a rolling basis.

The long-time playlist Best of the Week will cease to be now that New Music Daily is here. The old playlist was updated once a week on Friday. The new list will be updated daily with “new music you can’t miss from across the world and genres.”

The result is a more dynamic mix of tunes that will refresh daily. You can add the playlist to your library for automatic updates as the list changes. Apple Music currently offers a 3-month free trial if you don’t use the service, with Spotify recently matching the generous 90-day term.

But Apple is still far behind Spotify in terms of subscribers, and playlists offer one way to catch up. New Apple Music playlists like Rap Life and ALT CTRL have launched to compete with Spotify’s branded playlists. A big part of Spotify’s success can be attributed to the popularity of its playlists .
But playlists are only one theater in this war. The two streaming giants have duked it out in the past with and . Both services offer a bevy of exclusive music content and podcasts to entice users, though major labels like UMG have put the kibosh on restrictive exclusives.

Apple recently debuted a that features the most searched for songs using the Shazam service. Count that as another unique playlist that sets Apple Music apart from other services.

Despite a proliferation of smart tastemaking algorithms, many listeners prefer the human-curated touch of a playlist, which is supposed to be an intensely personal thing. Even Apple has taken shots at Spotify for its algorithm-driven playlist selection, though it .