The publication details how they plan to still “remain friends” but there’s no longer a romantic connection.
We can’t confirm the reason for their split but Margaret’s mom claimed they had a nice thing going. “I FaceTimed with Pete the other day or no, she took a video me to send to Pete that’s what it was,” she told PEOPLE at the time. “She has a beautiful relationship with him but I don’t want to step on her relationship too much. They have a nice relationship.”
In other Pete news, his SNL castmates have been poking fun at him for his absence on the show since he’s at work filming James Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad film. “A man who drove his car to a music festival still cannot remember where he parked his car a week after the show,” Weekend Update host Colin Jost joked. “Well, we hope you make it back soon, Pete.”
In a recent interview during the TIME 100 Health Summit, Silver spoke about the China situation and even admitted how the country wanted to see Morey fired. As Silver explained, firing Morey was something that was never on the table.
“We were being asked to fire him, by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with in government and business,” Silver explained. “We said there’s no chance that’s happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.”
Silver went on to talk about the subject freedom speech and expression and how the league will always be a beacon that. While the China debacle has proved costly, Silver is making sure the integrity the league is still intact.
UK mobile operator O2 has entered into an exclusive partnership with virtual reality start-up MelodyVR.
The relationship was revealed today — MelodyVR is O2’s exclusive music partner for its 5G launch. People who sign up for the O2 5G plan get 12 months’ access to Melody VR and an Oculus Go device. Oculus Go is a portable VR experience that starts at $199 for the 32GB headset.
O2 has a customer base of 25 million, which is a prime opportunity for growing public awareness of VR music concerts. MelodyVR records several shows and experiences in full 360-degrees to re-create an immersive experience.
Current shows available on the service include live events from Kelly Clarkson, Wiz Khalifa, Panic! At the Disco, and Post Malone.
MelodyVR also recently launched its smartphone app, supplementing its VR headset apps. Anthony Matchett — CEO of MelodyVR — says he’s thrilled to be partnering with O2.
“O2’s 5th Generation network has the power to enable an entirely new suite of technological advances and experiences that will revolutionise how we all engage with technology.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with O2 to deliver incredible music experiences to their customers and we look forward to welcoming even more fans to the MelodyVR platform.”
MelodyVR also with Ansco Arena Limited last year. That deal encompassed sharing revenue from live-streamed and recorded VR content. MelodyVR also announced a VR content creation and distribution agreement with Beggars Group. They also worked with London’s Wireless Festival earlier this summer.
MelodyVR is looking to expand its user base beyond the 324 million VR device forecast for 2021. Partnering with one of the largest mobile operators in the UK and giving away a $200 VR headset is a great way to do that. The focus on MelodyVR’s smartphone app experience is another way to reach users who don’t have VR hardware.
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey created a firestorm for the NBA just over a week ago when he decided to tweet out his support for the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. While this may not seem like a big deal, it ended up fending many people in China, including their incredibly powerful government. A media tailspin soon followed and the NBA was put into an incredibly sticky situation. Based on the financial ramifications in play, some fans believe the league bowed down to the Chinese government, but commissioner Adam Silver says otherwise.
Silver recently spoke with TMZ about the situation in China and expressed his support for Morey. In fact, Silver says he has called Morey to make sure he is doing alright in the face the criticism. Silver added that he wants to maintain a relationship with the country and there is always a possibility they go back next year. Most importantly though, Silver wants fans to make sure an apology was never made to the country.
“We certainly didn’t apologize to the Chinese government. We supported Daryl from the get-go in terms his ability to tweet. We also made clear that there were consequences from that speech. And that was no doubt frustrating to a lot people in the NBA community because it was incredibly disruptive. But, you know, we accepted that. Daryl knew we accepted that. There was not much we could do about that. But I think it bothered me that somehow even though we – I felt were holding the line in a way that many companies haven’t been able to in China, meaning there was no discipline our employee, there was never a suggestion that we weren’t supporting him. In fact, I spoke out in favor freedom expression. Somehow, there was a sense from some people that that was the equivalent kowtowing to the Chinese government. I certainly didn’t see it that way, but people are entitled to their opinion.”
Now that the regular season is about to start, it doesn’t appear as though the China issue will be lingering for much longer. Regardless, it’s been quite a stressful time for the league and its players.
Master P has been around the block, becoming one the game’s most unsung and influential moguls. Naturally, his stories are numerous, and today he opened up about the past on Nick Cannon‘s Power 106 radio show. After detailing how his No Limit “85 percent” ownership practice helped change the industry, Master P took a moment to reflect on the Death Row era.
“You the one that saved Snoop from Death Row,” says Nick, praising P’s business acumen in stepping up to do business with Suge Knight. “Snoop wasn’t afraid to change his life,” says P. “I was there for him, but when he started figuring out who God was and I started figuring out who God was, we never been afraid a man. I just did business with Death Row and Suge. People seen me, probably thought I was a country boy.”
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He proceeds to liken the process to buying a used car from someone. “If I want that car I’ma spend the money for it. Whatever I do with that car, that’s on me. I don’t care if you don’t like it, if I buy it from you that’s my car. I can do what I with it. That’s the relationship we built with Snoop. You know what, I’m buying this car, ya’ll think it’s over with and done. Yeah I’m that country boy, but I’m gon’ fix this car up. This car has value. And Snoop, he got a heart gold. I’m like, you know what? He deserve this. I was a fan his at the time. I was like, Snoop ain’t done.”
“He told me what he need, I gave Suge what he need,” explains P. “And guess what? No Limit, we made what we made. Even though people people called us country boys, we was riding in Rolls Royces back then. We respect people…We want that same respect back. I’ve never been the toughest guy in the room, I just stand up when I need to.” And like that, history was made; many still think No Limit…Top Dogg and Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss stand among Snoop’s best project. Shout out to Snoop Dogg and Master P for thriving in an unexpected partnership.
LeBron James has always been on the right side social issues, especially when they pertain to the United States and the communities he has been a part . James’ reputation took a huge hit this week after siding with China on their beef with the NBA. Of course, this whole situation started because Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey sent a tweet supporting the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. China broke f their relationship with the Rockets and the NBA had to step in to save their business in the country.
The Lakers superstar has come out and stated that he feels like Morey wasn’t educated on the topic at hand and that he put NBA players in danger. Fans have been extremely critical LeBron and every time he speaks, the situation seems to get worse. According to Dave McMenamin ESPN, LeBron was so upset by the China fallout that he pled with Adam Silver to punish Morey.
“Nearly a week ago today, in a Shanghai hotel room, or Shanghai hotel ballroom, Adam Silver got up and addressed the players, and LeBron James is one the players who got up and spoke and said, ‘Hey, what are we doing here? Daryl Morey made these statements.’ You know damn well if a player made the same statements and caused such poor ramifications for the league, there would be some sort league recourse or repercussions that the player has to pay.
Potentially this tweet could cost the league hundred millions dollars, which could come out the players’ pockets — so that was the double-standard that was being addressed in that meeting.”
Stay tuned for updates on this situation as we will be sure to bring you the latest. Let us know in the comments how you feel about LeBron’s comments.
Earlier this month, Dennis shared with Nick Cannon that he’d spoken to his son about his rap lyrics that suggested Dennis may have been a tad neglectful when Drake was a youth. Dennis stated that Drake told him it sells records, insinuating that the Scorpion rapper may have fabricated his lyrics about his father. Drake, in turn, responded to the remarks, insisting that he never has lied about his past to increase album sales. State the Culture tackled the topic on this week’s episode as they discussed whether or not mommy and daddy issues should stay private. Remy Ma weighed in with her opinion, implying that Drake’s fame may have clouded Dennis’s memories.
“This is my thing. When you become famous, and definitely as famous as Drake is, I could see how it could be a little problematic if I felt you wasn’t really in my life like that when I wasn’t who I am now,” she said. “And now, I see so much you and I’m an adult. When you are there and you’re present being a parent, it can’t be argued. When you are not there, ’cause you never know what a kid could be. You could end up with somebody that’s as big as Drake. I don’t know the dynamics their relationship. I don’t know how much the father really was there, wasn’t there. So the person that’s on the other side this probably feels like f*cked up that they missed it. ‘Yo, why you say I missed 20 birthdays. I only missed five.'” Check out the clip, along with the full episode, below.
If you’ve been following the NBA over the past couple weeks, then you know there has been quite a bit controversy surrounding the league’s business with China. Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey sent a tweet supporting the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and China immediately took notice and nixed their relationship with the team. Since the incident, the league has completely folded under pressure and is giving in to the financial benefits that a relationship with China allows them.
LeBron James came out in support the league yesterday and even gave a motherly lecture to Morey. Considering LeBron is always at the forefront social issues, it was surprising to hear him side with an oppressive regime. Since his comments, LeBron has been facing a ton scrutiny and deservedly so. Today on ESPN’s First Take, Max Kellerman was highly critical LeBron and even implied that he’s a “sell out.”
As Kellerman explains, taking a stand can be easy when there isn’t any money on the line, which is what LeBron typically does. Now that billions dollars are at stake, James seems to be shying away from having an opinion for seemingly the first time in his pressional career. Kellerman is clearly disappointed by this and expects better the “King.”
With all this backlash in mind, it will be interesting to see if LeBron changes his mind on taking a stand.
Enes Kanter is no stranger to political persecution and the dangers that can come with it. The Turkish national has effectively been banned from his country as there are warrants out for his arrest. This is because he has spoken out on numerous occasions against the country’s oppressive leader Tayyip Erdogan. With this in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising that he has a sensitivity to what is going on in China right now and how the Hong Kong people are fighting for democracy.
The NBA got itself into a bit a bind with China thanks to Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s recent tweet supporting the Hong Kong movement. Instead making a statement, the league has backed f and has done damage control to try and save their relationship with the Nation. LeBron James has also spoken out in favor the league’s response and even implied that Morey was uneducated on the topic and the ramifications such a tweet.
James is usually front and center when it comes to political statements so it’s been bizarre to see his side with China here. Fans are confused on his stance and so is Kanter. The Boston Celtics big man took to Twitter where he sent some subs at James and even shared some his own plights while fighting the Turkish government.
Needless to say, Kanter is disappointed in LeBron and so are many his fans.
Being in the public eyes can be exhausting, hence it is understandable that celebrities snap every now and then. Mariah Carey recently put a reporter back in his place while out and about recently. The soulstress, who was never been one to shy away from speaking her mind, spoke up about her relationship status and prospect. In the video below, we can see a slew paparazzi pressing Mariah for questions as she exits a restaurant. At first, the paps compliment the starlet before quickly launching into a discussion about Mariah’s ex and baby father Nick Cannon. As Mariah makes her way to the car, a specific pap questions Mariah on whether she would consider getting back with Nick Cannon. That is as though he was the only option available to the songstress. Immediately, Mariah laughs before blatantly adding: “What is he, my last hope?”
Previously, most Mariah’s past romantic relationships have always been highly publicized. Yet, sometimes a line must be drawn when it comes to getting into a celebrity’s personal business and some these famous folks are not afraid to check people when need be. Following the comment, Carey firmly shut the door and drove f. Message received.
There may be a new couple alert. According to BOSSIP, reality television star Blac Chyna and rapper Sage The Gemini just might be an item. The source shares that the two got together recently as Chyna hosted a birthday party for the son she shares with Tyga. Apparently, Sage The Gemini was not only in attendance but was also handing out a slew gifts. A clip fering a glimpse into the undergoing the birthday party recently surfaced online and in the mentioned video, we can hear Blac Chyna say the word “Sage.” While the quality the video is poor, we can see a bunch birthday balloons.
This would not be the first time speculations Chyna and Sage dating are brought up. It was not long ago that the Red Nose rapper came to Chyna’s rescue after a fan left a nasty comment on a photo. “One thing that you have to remember is that you do NOT know this woman from a can paint please don’t suggest anything the sort without a clue what her life is like. Don’t come at her like that no more God bless you no hard feelings.” For now, this relationship remains only rumored, but it still is possible.
The buzz surrounding Kanye West‘s most recent Sunday Service has been centered on his announcement that the Jesus Is King album would be expected to arrive on an updated date October 25th.
Now, in a new clip obtained by TMZ, it seems that that wasn’t the only revelation made inside Goerge Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium this weekend.
“I want to let you know that I am not here for your entertainment this afternoon,” West admitted. “We are here to spread the gospel …] excuse me if I mispronounce anything,” he added. “I am a recent convert. It means I recently got saved within this year.”
While his relationship with the Christian faith is peppered throughout his catalog, this does mark the first time that Kanye West has pressed any confirmation his religion. The new revelation adds to the narrative surrounding Kanye’s recent moves, reportedly moving away from secular music and even having his children baptized in Armenia.
“If somebody cusses in his presence, I’ve heard him say a couple times, ‘Hey, man, you can’t cuss when you’re with me. I’m a born-again Christian,'” Adam Tyson, Kanye’s pastor, previously revealed. “Who’s gonna say that if they’re not meaning that they want Christ to be exalted in all that they do? He told me], ‘From now on, all I want to do is serve Christ. I want every song that I sang, to have part my testimony, to include the gospel, and to include the element worship to our great God. That’s what I want to do.'”
James Blake penned a powerful essay earlier this week on his struggles with mental health. Published as a part It’s Not Ok To Feel Blue (And Other Lies), a collection writing about mental health, by Scarlett Curtis, Blake opens up about his struggles with depression, fame and his relationships.
For one, Blake speaks on feeling embarrassed to have all the privilege he does as a straight white male from a good home, but still falling victim to depression. “life for people like me is undoubtedly the easiest any group,” he says. “But my privilege didn’t make me want to stick around, and it makes me feel even more embarrassed for having let myself go,” he added.
“But my girlfriend verbally slapped some sense into me, saying it does not help anybody, least all oneself, to compare pain,” he continued. “And that was good advice to hear from someone who’d been through what she has. I can only imagine how frustrating it was for this Pakistani woman to watch me – with all my advantages in life – self-sabotage and complain like I have.”
Blake goes on to also discuss how fame impacted his relationships with women, “I distrusted them for their sudden, transparent interest, so I pushed them all away. My persecution complex turned into a self-serving narcissism, and my obsession with proving my worth to people who’d underestimated me was now being rewarded financially,” he continued. “To those ends, my first emotional language – music – had been the vehicle. I wanted to show everyone what they’d missed out on for all those years.”
Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson have been dating for some time now and the 40-year-old actress has been by her man’s side as he runs from each political meeting to the next. “I feel like I’m dating Captain America, I mean he’s just such an amazing, brilliant, kind, empathetic, beautiful, loving human being,” Rosario said Cory.
The couple was recently spotted at the Los Angeles premiere Rosario’s new film The Need to Grow and they were cuddled up on the red carpet with nothing but smiles on their faces. The film touches on the importance farmable soil and wys to improve the environment.
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We’ve previously posted on hints that Cory was thinking proposing to Rosario and in a recent conversation with Good Day New York, he made it clear that she’s his forever.
“She and I are not trying to put this through a political lens. We’re just two people in love trying to build a great relationship every single day,” he said. “Because I’ll tell you what — in my best case scenario, I get elected to president, I serve two terms. That’s just 10 years … nine years my life. What I’m trying to create with Rosario is something that’ll last forever.”
It was only one month ago that Dreezy declared she was single with one tweet that stated her relationship status. There was no word on why she and Jacquees ended things but it’s all in the past now since a new video shows Dreezy entering her apartment that’s filled with endless rose pedals by yours truly. As seen in the clip below, the pedals are literally everywhere leaving a big smile on Dreezy’s face.
“When I met him, I’m like, ‘Oh, you a real person. Like, you got a mama, you got bills, you running a whole business,’ This shit not easy,” she explained. “I know firsthand ’cause I’m an artist. To kinda step around his world and his career and see how he handle it, I got nothing but respect for it.”
Dreezy and Jacquees showcased their romance on-screen when Dreezy starred in his “Who’s” video from earlier in the summer – check it out below.