As Valentine’s Day comes to an end, we hope that everyone enjoyed the occasion with someone they love or at the very least have a good situationship going on with. We also want to send a special shoutout to those getting through it alone due to the loss a loved one, as actress Lauren London is doing today while spending her first Valentine’s Day without Nipsey Hussle since his tragic murder almost one full year ago.
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Lauren got the strength to jump on Instagram to make sure the world knew exactly who she was thinking about for the occasion. “You used to tell me that Everyday was Valentine,” she wrote with a fitting blue heart emoji attached, following up by adding, “but you always made it special anyway.” She capped f her caption with the words “I love you Ermias” and “LLNH,” the latter standing for both “Long Live Nipsey Hussle” and “Lauren London Nipsey Hussle” depending on how you look at it. We can’t begin to imagine what she’s feeling at the moment, but the HNHH family is wishing her all the best like the many people who sent their condolences on the post. Stay up, LL!
The duo that remains standing Little Brother will be taking their reunion run on a full-blown tour circuit this year according to the BrooklynVegan.
The publication reveals that the tour will span across ten total cities, kicking f on January 17th in Atlanta, other dates include Amsterdam, Paris, a stop at the Brooklyn Bowl, and a closing set in Boston on May 1st. This new run arrives in support Phonte and Big Pooh’s latest May The Lord Watch album. With its arrival, it is the pair’s first album since 2010’s LeftBack.
It was last year that the duo reappeared, ficially announcing their return with a string live appearances ahead the May The Lord Watch release. Notably, the effort was missing production credits from founding LB member 9th Wonder. In an interview with The Premium Pete Show, the duo explained that differences in what the group wanted for the album and the subsequent reunion failed to align, ultimately leading to 9th’s exclusion.
Little Brother Reunion Tour Dates:
1/17/2020 – Atlanta, GA @ Gateway Center Arena 2/14/2020 – Chicago, IL @ Radius 3/5/2020 – Ardmore, PA @ The Ardmore Music Hall 3/6/2020 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live 4/7/2020 – London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington 4/9/2020 – Paris, France @ La Bellevilloise 4/10/2020 – Amsterdam, NL @ Tolhuistuin 4/11/2020 – Berlin, Germany @ Yaam 4/30/2020 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl 5/1/2020 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
Heading into the last game the NFL regular season, there is still a chance that the New England Patriots end up in a Wild Card game. They are guaranteed either second or third place in the AFC and can guarantee a bye to the second round if they beat the Miami Dolphins. If the Patriots lose and the Kansas City Chiefs win, then the Patriots would have to play a Wild Card game which could prove to be a challenge.
During a recent episode Inside the NFL, former Ravens legend Ray Lewis fered quarterback Tom Brady some friendly advice heading into Sunday’s big game. As Lewis explained, Brady won’t want to take this game lightly because the last time he was in the Wild Card round, things didn’t turn out very well for him.
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“I got a stat about the Patriots. Last time the Patriots been in the Wild Card was 10 years ago, 2009. They ran into the Baltimore Ravens. That didn’t end well, 33-14, Brady three picks,” Lewis said NESN’s Adam London. “Handle your business, Brady. Don’t get in that Wild Card spot. Anything happens, guys.”
The Patriots have consistently been one the best teams in the NFL this season although their fense has struggled quite a bit at times. As we get closer to playf time, the Patriots will certainly be looking to improve before they face some the best teams in the entire league.
Coming f the Aladdin remake, Guy Ritchie is onto his next film and he’s since dropped f the ficial trailer for the new fering. Starring a handful good acts such as Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, and more, The Gentlemen looks to be another Ritchie favourite that has enough action and drama to kick f the new year.
According to the ficial synopsis, the movie “follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly pritable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.”
Guy previously chatted about Hugh Grant’s acting abilities and his role as Fletcher, detailing how he’s playing a character he’s not used to but still did amazing job. “I think Hugh Grant is a better actor than Hugh Grant thinks he is,” he said. “Now, he hasn’t said that to me, but I am immensely confident his ability, his intelligence, and the roles which he takes. Hugh has his spin on things, and it’s a sophisticated spin. I just like watching him, and I like working with him, and I wish he’d work more.”
In spite of its that it wants to securely keep user data in the United States, TikTok is not considering setting up its global headquarters in the country.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, while TikTok’s global headquarters will indeed be situated outside China, the only cities that the company is currently considering for its global headquarters are Singapore, London and Dublin.
While the company is not considering any U.S. locations for its headquarters, it does have an office in Los Angeles that runs its U.S. operations.
Setting up its global headquarters in one of the three named cities would give the company close proximity to its growing markets in Asia and Europe. The company’s top executive as well as other important employees are further located in China, which could make a Singapore headquarters desirable.
A source inside the company told the Wall Street Journal that the search for a global headquarters has been discussed for many months but that the discussions have accelerated recently because of all the controversy in the United States about the company’s business practices.
In response to the report, a spokesperson for TikTok declined to directly address the search for a global headquarters.
Instead, she focused on the decentralized nature of the company by saying, “We have been very clear that the best way to compete in markets around the globe is to empower local teams. TikTok has steadily built out its management in the countries where it operates.”
Some think that situating the company’s headquarters outside China will not help it resolve its problems in the United States, at least not in the short term.
Peter Fuhrman, who is the founder of an investment advisory firm called China First Capital, said, “That’s like dressing a panda in a business suit. It’s unlikely to fool anyone. They’ll still be in congressional crosshairs and still subject to the same stringent content rules within China itself.”
For years, the Chargers were always San Diego’s team as they built up quite the fanbase in the city. Over the years though, it seemed like the team just wasn’t ble there anymore and they ended up moving to Los Angeles where they have almost zero real fans. If you’re in Los Angeles, you’re already a Rams fan so there is no reason to really cheer for the Chargers. These factors have caused a whole bunch rumors to float around, including one from The Athletic that states the team could be moving to London, England next year.
Chargers owner Dean Spanos was asked about the report and he gave a pretty quick and swift response to it all. “It’s total f**king bulls**t, OK?” Spanos said. “We’re not going to London. We’re not going anywhere. We’re playing in Los Angeles. This is our home. This is where I’m planning to be for a long f**king time. Period.”
If the Chargers were to move anywhere, it would most likely be back to San Diego as the fans are clamoring for their team back. For now, things aren’t working out too well in Los Angeles but you never know, there is time to turn things around.
As for London, the NFL has been throwing around this idea for a while but it might take a while before it ever comes to fruition.
A situation that’s all too familiar and far too childish is taking place between Summer Walker and her man, London On Da Track’s baby mother. We can’t confirm exactly how it started, but Eboni’s Instagram story is full shots at Summer calling her “weird” and threatening to put a restraining order on her to stay away from her and London’s daughter.
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The public diss has sparked a response from the “I’ll Kill You” singer who’s now posted a response to Eboni. “Yo I will fly your broke ass out to come sit and talk to me face to face like a WOMAN. Your obsessed with me, all you do is talk ABOUT ME, come talk TO ME. I been wanting to take you to dinner cause I have NO issue with you. Like I’ve literally done NOTHING to you,” Summer wrote.
“You really pressed cause you not over London but we don’t have to get into that. But stop the clout chasing…” Eboni’s response was a suggestion for Summer to have her “own baby” and stay away from London’s.
The duo’s relationship looks to be stronger than ever and Eboni’s request for Summer to stay away is a bit a stretch considering. We’ll have to see if London responds to the drama.
This week, Summer Walker launches at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts, logging a total 134,000 equivalent album units for the first week her debut Over It studio album.
It marks the biggest week in units earned for an R&B album by a female artist in over three years with the last project by a female R&B artist to earn a greater number being Beyonce‘s Lemonade which earned 202,000 units in 2016 during its third week on the list.
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Similar to its hip-hop counterparts, the 134,000 total was largely comprised streaming equivalent units as 119,000 came from streaming activity, translating to 154.7 million on-demand audio streams, making it the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album by a woman. Among all acts, it comes in second only to The Weeknd‘s Starboy, which earned 175.2 million on-demand streams in its debut week.
Executive produced by London On Da Track, the effort arrived last week Walker’s LVRN/Interscope deal and marked just her second full-length fering since breaking onto the scene around this time last year with her Last Day Of Summer EP. Next up, Walker is scheduled to embark on a headlining run that will kick f in the UK next week before returning to the states to conclude in her hometown Atlanta in December.
Supreme and Vans have teamed up yet again, this time for a three-pack Vans SK8-Hi Pro collabs.
Each the three sneakers feature a premium suede and canvas upper with an embroidered “Fuck The World” graphic on the ankle collar, leather lining, and the familiar vulcanized waffle outsole.
The Sk8-Hi Pros are fered in black, blue with yellow detailing, and cream with a black and white checkered pattern. All three are equipped with crisp, white midsoles along with red Vans tags on the heel.
The Supreme x Vans Sk8-Hi Pro collection will be available this Thursday, October 10 exclusively through Supreme’s online shop, as well as Supreme locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Los Angeles, London and Paris. The pack will also drop in Japan on Saturday.
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Just hours ago, SMG and AEG Facilities announced that they had finally completed their merger. Introducing ASM Global.
In the process, the live concert giants have established a new company called ASM Global, which will manage more than 300 venues across the world in North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. These venues include Soldier Field in Chicago, the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, and Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, among many others.
The new company will have its headquarters in Los Angeles, with key offices as well in the Philadelphia area, along with London and Manchester in the United Kingdom, Brisbane in Australia and Sao Paulo in Brazil. Its president and CEO will be Bob Newman, who was the president of AEG Facilities, which was the venue management subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group.
Wes Westley, who was the CEO of SMG, will be responsible for the “seamless integration” of the two companies. However, what his future role at the new company will be, if any at all, has not yet been announced.
The merging of the two companies was initially announced this past February.
It does not include certain properties and areas in Los Angeles, London, Berlin, and Hamburg, which are owned by AEG or currently under development by them. Both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority approved the merger.
Newman said that the merger would establish “a new standard of excellence in managing live experiences” and “an exciting new chapter in our industry.” He added that the merger would bring together the expertise of both companies to maximize the potential of the world’s leading venues.
Westley also commented about the merger. He said that he was proud to lead a company such as SMG. He further said that ASM Global will provide additional value and services to its customers and that they are ready to seamlessly integrate the two companies.
Supreme’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection will include yet another Nike sneaker collaboration, once again featuring the Nike SB Dunk Low silhouette.
There are three different Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Lows in the works, including the following colorways: “Black/Metallic Silver,” “Metallic Gold/Metallic Gold-Navy-White” and “Varsity Red/Varsity Red-White-Black.”
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Each the Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Lows are constructed a smooth leather upper with a metallic leather toe panel, Zoom Air unit in the heel, rubber outsole and jewel swooshes. Supreme branding appears near the heel and co-branded insoles round out the look.
The trio Supreme Dunks will be available this Thursday, September 5 online and in-store at Supreme’s locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London and Paris. Each colorway is priced at $110.
The brother and alleged accomplice of the man who killed 22 people—and injured more than 250 others—by igniting a bomb outside an Ariana Grande concert has denied the 22 murder charges that he’s currently facing.
Prosecutors plan to argue that this individual — 22-year-old Hashem Abedi — directly aided and contributed to the bombing. Abedi’s brother was killed in the blast, which took place in Manchester, England, in 2017.
Prior to being extradited to England earlier this week, Hashem Abedi was jailed in Libya, his parents’ home country, having fled the U.K. following the bombing. While in a Tripoli prison, Abedi signed a written confession that detailed and confirmed his part in the planning and execution of the attack. Now, back in England, Abedi’s lawyer argues that his client was tortured and forced to sign the admission of guilt.
Abedi’s initial trial was brief — no more than 15 minutes, according to firsthand accounts — and consisted of Abedi confirming his name and British nationality. A bail hearing is currently planned for July 22nd, but experts have indicated that it’s unlikely Abedi will be allowed to post bond or bail, given that he is a serious flight risk.
Regardless of his case’s result, Abedi is expected to reveal previously unknown details of the suicide bombing’s planning and precise motive, and police and antiterrorism professionals will then use that knowledge to prevent future attacks.
This suicide bombing was one of several high-profile terrorist attacks that were carried out in England in 2017. That same year, civilians on the Westminster Bridge and the London Bridge were targeted by terrorists, who used vehicles to ram bystanders before exiting and stabbing individuals.
As a result of the U.K.’s subsequent anti-terrorism efforts, many would-be attackers have been stopped prior to carrying out their plans. Here’s to hoping that all such tragedies can be prevented in the future.
APA, a prominent talent agency that has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Toronto, and London, has vehemently denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
APA officials stated, in no unclear terms, that the claims set forth by the individual are false.
The company has flatly claimed that the purported victim fabricated the allegations as part of a scheme to extort money from APA.
The former employee, who is a female and remains unidentified, claims that she was sexually harassed for the entirety of her APA tenure, which spanned from 2015 to 2018. The woman stated that APA’s workplace culture and top-to-bottom corporate cooperation made it possible for female employees to be harassed and propositioned.
The employee also said that she departed the company after refusing to engage in sexual activity with a higher-up.
In firing back and denying the allegations, APA said that the former employee fabricated evidence of sexual harassment during her time with the organization. The woman was accused of launching the accusations in an unsuccessful effort to secure a pay raise.
In response to her lawyers’ claims that she possesses damning emails and texts sent by APA execs, APA has stated that the former employee has a history of falsifying images and text message logs,
APA, in a testament to their apparent belief that the former employee’s claims are without merit, has pushed to have the lawsuit tried in a court. From there, APA believes that they will be able to swiftly disprove the allegations.
Workplace sexual harassment is clearly unacceptable, but at the same time, so is making false allegations of harassment. As arbitration approaches, additional information and facts will undoubtedly come to light. Perhaps an informed and objective conclusion can then be reached by musicians, talent agency professionals, and fans.
Ari Lennox’s London visit didn’t bring about the best experience since the “Shea Butter Baby” singer was shopping at Oxford Circus’ Zara location and was accused stealing, leading to a dramatic situation at the store. Ari first sent out a tweet that detailed her poor experience in the clothing store. “Zara in London on Oxford street had the most racist and disrespectful customer service I’ve experienced awhile. And the manager’s excuse for their evil attitudes was “sorry our workers are tired” tf?” she wrote.
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Things must have taken a dramatic turn since Ari’s tweets that followed detailed how she was accused stealing, despite the fact that she bought $400 worth things. “Yo now @Zara is accusing me stealing!!!!!”
She added: “Man I wish after spending 400 dollars at Zara that I would steal a bralette that I’ve never seen in my life! The triff lady ringing me up either accidentally placed the item in my bag or it was intentional. The security guard demanded I pay for the item or they’d call the police.”
It seems as though Ari got out the situation and by no surprise at all, she’s returning the merchandise she bought. “Definitely returning all this shit tomorrow,” she wrote.
The City Girls’ “Act Up” smash ficially climbed to the No. 1 slot the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart for the week ending in July 6th after the cut experienced an increase 15% in plays.
As the track itself climbed to the penthouse suite, cementing the duo’s undeniable relevance in the mainstream at the moment, they also earned their third total entry on the charts as London On Da Track ‘s “Throw Fits,” which features a verse from Yung Miami, debuts on the same chart at No. 36.
Billboard notes that “Act Up” is well on its way to a No. 1 slot on other charts as well judging by his current trajectory. On the Rap Airplay chart, the track sits at No. 2 with a 7% jump in its audience while sliding up to No. 3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart despite a recorded decrease 2%, earning an audience 20.5 million.
Such numbers only further serve to bolster a fruitful homecoming for one-half the duo, JT, who is set for her release from federal incarceration in the coming months. It was around this time last year that the Miami-bred rapper began to serve a year-long sentence for her conviction on fraudulent credit card charges.