NBA Renames All-Star Game MVP Award In Honor Of Kobe Bryant

Saturday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver revealed that the NBA All-Star All-Star Game MVP award will be renamed in honor Kobe Bryant, who was an 18-time All-Star with a record four All-Star Game MVP awards.

“Kobe Bryant is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit this global celebration our game,” reads Silver’s words. “He always relished the opportunity to compete with the best the best and perform at the highest level for millions fans around the world.”

The late Bryant made his All-Star match debut in 1998 as the youngest athlete to ever play in the game at 19. He went on to add 17 more appearances, being recognized as the All-Star Game MVP in 2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011.

The first time the Kobe Bryant MVP trophy will be awarded will be Sunday evening following this year’s All-Star matchup as Team Lebron and Team Giannis face f in Chicago. 

“I know it will be especially meaningful to that player that wins the first Kobe Bryant MVP,” Silver added. “So I’m sure there will be other honors as well, and as I mentioned, there are other things that we will be discussing with our board, the NBA board, when they meet in April to honor David Stern]. But this one seems so appropriate here at All-Star because nobody embodied All-Star more than Kobe Bryant.”

Kylie Jenner Accuses Stylist Of "Cutting All" Her Hair Off

Kylie Jenner isn’t feeling her new haircut after she took to her Instagram Story to reveal that her hairstylist, Jesus Guererro ‘cut f all’ her hair. The ‘self-made’ billionaire has generated a lot money based on her aesthetic and her hair is one the main components the notorious look that has allowed her to become this generation’s most recognizable socialites. The reality television star turned entrepreneur has gone on to enter the hair industry while her Kylie Cosmetics makeup brand continues to dominate the beauty industry

Back in 2018, Kylie Jenner’s influence became apparent when she cut her hair after being inspired by her mother. Within days, her fellowship and Hollywood elite alike followed suit and her new bob haircut became a trend amongst the masses. However, in preparation for this weekend’s Valentine’s Day festivities, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians starlet hit the salon for a light trim but was not pleased with the results taking to IG to show her 223.2 million followers her new hairdo. 

In a short black and white clip complete with a cherry-undereye filter, Jenner can be seen delicately tossing her freshly-cut hair in the mirror with a caption that reads:

“@Jesushair said he was giving me a trim and cut f all my hair.”

After being tagged and exposed to Kylie’s millions followers, Guerrero took to his own Instagram Story reposting the clip and captioning it:

“@KylieJenner is trying to play me.”

Fortunately, Kylie Jenner has wig stylist, Tokyo Stylez, and hairstylist, Andrew Fitzsimons, basically attached to her hip just in case she has any type hair-related follies that need tending. While Kylie Jenner might not appreciate her new cut, the 22-year-old still has the ability to rack up tons likes despite the condition her hair. Check out one Kylie Jenner’s haircut flub in the video provided below. 

50 Cent Gets Petty Over Estranged Son

50 Cent‘s estranged son will have to pay for lunch or dinner if he ever wants a relationship with his father. 50 Cent made his way onto Hot 97 during his recent promo run for ABC’s For Life, his latest television project that he serves as an executive producer. Despite Fif’s numerous television projects he’s working on, there’s always more to talk about with Fif including family life.

50 Cent Gets Petty Over Estranged Son
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With his youngest son growing in front our eyes, Ebro dove into the topic Marquise Jackson, Fif’s eldest child that he publicly disowned. After detailing his relationship with Sir and his mother, and his desire to have a daughter, he explained that he never got to experience raising a teenager.

“I haven’t even experienced the teenage boy thing,” he said. “He drifted before that. Him and his mom was already — but that’s his mom’s child. You know what I mean? That’s his mom’s child.”

The chances a reconciliation are possible but it doesn’t seem like 50 Cent is necessarily into it unless there’s a free meal involved. “Now, he comes back and he wants to have a conversation,” Ebro presented to Fif as a hypothetical situation. 

“I’ll listen. Maybe go to lunch or dinner somewhere but he’ll pay for it,” he said. “He’s a man now. He’s a grown man.”

Peep the clip below. 

Billie Eilish Officially Releases the Next James Bond Theme Song

The long-awaited James Bond theme song from Billie Eilish has been released.

“No Time to Die” is available on YouTube and most streaming services. The four-minute track will be prominently featured in the upcoming 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die.

Having turned 18 years old on December 18th, Billie Eilish is the youngest artist ever to record a James Bond theme song. Her brother and frequent collaborator, Finneas O’Connell, is credited as the song’s co-writer and producer.

Eilish is expected to perform “No Time to Die” at the 2020 Brit Awards, alongside Johnny Marr. As its name suggests, the British Phonographic Industry-sponsored event issues Grammy-like honors to British artists, including awards for “British Album of the Year” and “British Group,” among several others. However, non-British artists are nominated for “international” awards; Billie Eilish will vie for “International Female Solo Artist,” as will Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Lana Del Rey, and Lizzo.

The 2020 Brit Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 18th, from London’s O2 Arena.

No Time to Die is scheduled to hit UK theaters on April 2nd before making its global debut on April 10th.

Notably, the series entry will be the last to star Daniel Craig, who has played James Bond for 14 years, since 2006’s Casino Royale.

Last weekend, Eilish performed at the 2020 Oscars, once again with Finneas. Her touching rendition of “Yesterday” by The Beatles was complemented by images of the film and television industry professionals who passed during the last year.

While at the Oscars, Eilish and most other audience members appeared to enjoy Eminem’s surprise performance of “Lose Yourself.” The 2002 track is one of his most popular songs, having been certified diamond by the RIAA.

Moreover, it’s possible that the unexpected appearance was booked to put some distance between Eminem and the controversy that unfolded after he of the 2017 Manchester bombing attack that occurred outside an Ariana Grande concert.

Zion Williamson Has Historic Night Thanks To 32-Point Performance

Zion Williamson has only been playing for less than a month now but his impact has already been felt around the league. So far, Zion has been an fensive machine and continues to dominate night in and night out. Perhaps the best example this was last night when he put up 32 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite the loss, Williamson was able to make history with a few records.

For instance, Zion is now the youngest player in NBA history to record 20 points or more in six consecutive games. In fact, he’s the fourth teenager to score 30 points in consecutive games but the first to do it within his first 10 matches in the league. He also matched a 35-year record from Michael Jordan as he has scored over 20 points in 8 his first 10 games.

If you’re a Pelicans fan, Zion’s presence should be incredibly encouraging. The team is in the playf hunt and with a young core, the team stands to be a problem for years to come. Williamson is only going to get better and if he can somehow stay healthy, the Pelicans could find themselves being a mainstay in the Western Conference playfs for years to come.

Hopefully, we get even more great highlights from Zion to end the year.

Elton John, Bernie Taupin Score Big at the Oscars for 'Best Original Song'

Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin scored big at the Oscars last night with a win for ‘Best Original Song.’

Taupin accepted the award at the 2020 Oscars for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” featured in the biopic Rocketman. He addressed the crowd with a blunt, “well, this doesn’t suck.”

Taupin thanked Elton John, both spouses, and Paramount Pictures in his acceptance speech. 

Elton John took the opportunity to thank Taupin, his longtime musical partner. “Thank you, Bernie, for being the most constant thing in my life. When I was screwed up [and] when I was normal.”

The pair also won their first award after 53 years of collaboration with the same song at the Golden Globes. At the time, John commented that the duo had never won anything together. “We never won a Grammy, we never got anything together,” he said at that acceptance speech. Now the duo has an Oscar under their belt. 

It is Taupin’s first win, but Sir Elton John has one under his belt for The Lion King. He won his first Oscar in 1995 for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”

Other nominees for the ‘Best Original Song’ category at the Oscars included some fierce competition. 

2020 Oscars Nominees for ‘Best Original Song’ Category

  • Toy Story 4 – “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away”
  • Breakthrough – “I’m Standing With You”
  • Frozen 2 – “Into the Unknown”
  • Harriet – “Stand Up”
  • Rocketman – “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” – Winner

Husband-and-wife team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez were nominated for “Into the Unknown.” The duo has won the award twice before – once in 2013 for “Let It Go” and again in 2017 for “Remember Me.” Lopez is the youngest person to win a double EGOT. (That’s two Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and Tonys.) 

Randy Newman also received a nomination for Toy Story 4’s “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away.” He’s gotten Oscar nominations a total of 22 times – winning in 2001 and 2010. 

Erykah Badu Shows Off Four Generations Of Matriarchal Beauty On IG

Erykah Badu, The Healer herself, is a woman that has clearly lived many lives — many beautiful lives at that. Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, it’s clear by the OG soul sista’s Instagram post the other day that her lineage has been producing a long line queens for decades now. Take a look below to see what we mean.

Playing f the “four generations challenge” that swept IG and TikTok not too long ago where women show their family lineage by walking in a line one-by-one, introducing each other youngest to oldest, Badu absolutely won alongside her daughter, mother and grandmother. Puma Curry, Erykah’s 15-year-old doppelgänger, starts it all f. Badu comes in next, looking absolutely stunning at 48 years old, followed by her equally stunning 70-year-old mom, Kolleen Maria Gipson, and finally the “maternal matriarch” herself, 92-year-old Ms. Thelma Gipson, ends things f with a stunning finish. Each lady proves that, not only is Black absolutely beautiful, but it also doesn’t crack in the least bit. That Baduizm is working wonders for these women!

Take a look below at Ms. Thelma again in another vid Erykah Badu posted shortly after. Beauty is truly eternal in some cases:

LeBron James’ Son Bryce Knocks Down Daggers In New Hype Video

LeBron James has some pretty talented children. Bronny James Jr. has been impressing his teammates on the court while playing for Sierra Canyon and is constantly the subject highlight reels. Meanwhile, LeBron’s youngest child Zhuri currently has her very own YouTube channel. LeBron’s middle child, Bryce, is also immensely talented and is currently playing middle school basketball with Sierra Canyon as a seventh-grader. Recently, Bryce and his teammates were the subjects a highlight reel that showed f some their best plays.

As you can see in the video below, Bryce is raining down shots while one his teammates throws down a dunk, at the age 12. These kids certainly have bright futures ahead them and LeBron took notice as he went on Twitter saying “Them boys be cooking.”

With Bronny doing great things in high school, we can only imagine what Bryce will be able to do in a few years. Of course, there is certainly no pressure on these young men. For now, they are simply playing for the love the game which is a beautiful sight to see. It’s too early to tell what their futures are but as it stands, they are fun to watch and will continue to shine for years to come.

Perhaps Bronny and Bryce can be teammates some day.

Lamar Jackson Unanimously Awarded NFL MVP

Lamar Jackson is ficially the 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player.

According to ESPN, the Ravens’ quarterback was awarded the honor on Saturday night unanimously, making him only the second unanimous selection in NFL history. Tom Brady did so in 2010. At 22-years-old (as the end the regular season), Jackson is also the third-youngest player to receive the MVP award.

“I’m still young,” Jackson said during his speech. “I’ve still got a lot work to do. I’m not really trying to dwell on what I just did. If I win a Super Bowl, you’ll probably see a lot more emotion.”

While Jackson has had to overcome a number haters during his career, rather than dismissing them, he opted to turn his attention to those who believed in him: “I didn’t want to talk about that, the doubters, I wanted to talk about the ones who believed in me. They were there from the start. I want to thank all the coaches who ever coached me on this long journey. I want to thank my brother, my sisters and my teammates, they’re my brothers too as well. It’s a unit at the end the day. It’s a business, but we’re family f the field.”

Jackson recorded 4,333 total yards and 43 touchdowns during the regular season to lead the Ravens to a 14-2 record on the year. He also set the single-season rushing record for a quarterback with 1,206 yards. 

The Ravens lost to the Titans in the Divisional Round the playfs.

Koffee Takes Over NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series With Great Pleasure

NPR’s Tiny Desk series shows some our favorites in an intimate lights. Freddie Gibbs, Megan Thee Stallion, Dave, and Burna Boy have paid visits in recent times. Artists who are typically seen performing on major stages post up in a small fice, typically with a live band, and deliver stripped-down versions some the biggest songs in their catalog.

This week, NPR blessed us with a special performance from 19-year-old Jamaican Grammy-award winning reggae superstar Kfee. She came through with her band and performed a four-song set with some fan favorites like “Rapture,” “Toast,” “Raggamuffin” and “W” without Gunna

“I just wanted to say thank you for having myself and my band for Tiny Desk,” she told the crowd after “Raggamuffin.” “It’s a great pleasure for all us. It’s been a fairly short musical journey and we have seen fairly much success. So I give much thanks and I want to thank everybody who’s involved. You have all become a part the journey so thank you.”

Kfee recently took home the Best Reggae Album for her 2019 EP Rapture which includes three out the four songs performed during her Tiny Desk set. While winning a Grammy is an incredible feat on its own, Kfee became not only the youngest person to receive the accolade but also the first female to ever do so as well. 

After Winning 5 Grammys, Billie Eilish Will Perform at the Oscars

After sweeping the 2020 Grammys, Billie Eilish will perform at the Oscars.

Previously announced performers for the 2020 Oscars include Randy Newman and Elton John. While Eilish isn’t nominated for the Best Original Song award, she is creating a song for the new James Bond movie.

Eilish made history this past weekend at the . She became the youngest artist ever to win all four major categories. Her wins include Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Record of the Year.

Eilish is also the youngest artist in history to write and . Her work for the Bond movie may net her an Academy Award in the future. Two songs have won in that category in the past decade. They include Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall.”

Both Adele and Smith got their Bond movie gig after sweeping the Grammys, so it’s no surprise that Eilish is up next. No Time to Die will release in the US on April 10 through MGM.

Eilish was the first artist to sweep the Big Four Grammy Awards since Christopher Cross. Cross also performed on the Oscar stage, although his appearance was the following year. This marks the second year in a row that the Oscars has booked a huge star from the Grammy Awards. Last year, Kacey Musgraves received the honor.

Eilish’s big wins at the Grammys hasn’t slowed her down a bit, either. Last week, she released the official music video for her new song, “everything i wanted.’ The video was directed by Eilish and features herself and her brother FINNEAS, who co-writes many of her songs.

The songwriting duo dominated much of 2019, and it looks as though 2020 is shaping up to be the same. Eilish’s Oscar performance at the 92nd Academy Awards is happening February 9.

"Black Ink Crew" Teaser Shows Ceasar Emanuel Firing Two Tattoo Artists

Things are shaking up for Black In Crew: New York, and now that Ceaser is turning himself into a tattoo shop mogul, he’s shifting how he handles business. For years we’ve watched as the Black Ink’s reputation for fights, parties, and drunken debauchery has landed the crew win trouble with each other and tentimes the law. They’ve grown together as a Black Ink family, traveled abroad, had a few makeups to breakups, and even shared tear-filled tender momentsBlack Ink Crew: New York returns on Wednesday, February 26 and in a newly released trailer, it looks like Ceasar is trying to break the cycle disunion.

"Black Ink Crew" Teaser Shows Ceasar Emanuel Firing Two Tattoo Artists
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The teaser opens with Ceasar calling an emergency staff meeting where everyone airs out their grievances with one another. Elsewhere in the clip, Ceaser reveals that his “sister,” best friend, and shop manager Sky is suspended from her duties. It looks like Ceasar fires two others before the video’s end, so it will be interesting to see who gets the ax.

A press release states that in the upcoming season, viewers will watch as Sky attempts to reconcile with her youngest son, but “her behavior leads to a shocking twist that leaves the rest the crew speechless”; Kitty leaves New York and makes her way over to Chicago where she’s kindling a romance with Ryan Henry 9Mag and Black Ink Crew: Chicago; Walt gets promoted to manager, but his side gigs may get in the way his new responsibilities; Donna is once again finding herself at odds with Ceaser so he demotes her to being Bae’s apprentice; Bae is back in the dating scene since breaking up with the father her young son; Puma and his wife struggle with their life following the birth their new baby; Ted refuses to spill the beans regarding rumors that he’s married with a child on the way.

Check out the teaser trailer below.

Kim Kardashian Shares Adorable Video Of Chicago West Singing: Watch

Watch out North, there may be a new star in the Kardashian household. Kim Kardashian decided to share an adorable clip her youngest daughter, 2-year old Chicago, singing her little heart out this weekend.

Shared on her Instagram page Monday, Chicago, in her sweet baby voice, starts singing “Jesus, I luv youuuu” repeatedly while sitting on a nightstand and happily kicking her little legs. Then in the next clip, Chicago tried to sing and pronounce the word “hallelujah,” which Kim says is another one her favorite songs. Check out the adorable videos (below) and be sure to swipe right for the second clip.

Several Kim’s friends and followers were obsessed with her adorable Chicago’s voice, including auntie Kylie Jenner who dropped the crying and heart eyes emojis in the comments.

For what its worth, Chicago was present at Sunday Service this week, which Kanye put on at midnight following the Grammy’s and after learning the death his friend Kobe Bryant. So sounds like Kanye’s gospel music is having quite the influence on his kids, particularly Chicago I guess. Revisit some clips from Sunday night’s service (below).

Billie Eilish Becomes Second Artist Ever To Win Grammys In All Major Categories

Heading into the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards last night, many people probably had a good feeling that the ceremony would lead to a photo Billie Eilish struggling to hold all her trophies – the kind photo that many music’s most iconic acts have taken in the past. Lo and behold, Billie joined this lineage, cheesing with her arms full golden gramophones after sweeping all the Grammys’ major categories (Album the Year, Song the Year, Record the Year, Best New Artist). 

The fact that Eilish was even nominated in all these categories was a record-breaking feat, as she was the youngest artist in history to receive this honor. The milestones keep coming the 18-year-old’s way because she also became the second artist ever to take home those four major awards in the same year. It’s been nearly four decades since Christopher Cross also pulled this f in 1981. 

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Not to be forgotten is Billie Eilish’ brother and musical sidekick, Finneas, who lugged home a ton awards too for his work on her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. Aside from the major categories, Finneas also won Producer the Year, Non-Classical and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. 

LaVar Ball Reveals Which Team He Wants To Draft LaMelo

If LaVar Ball gets his wish, his youngest son, LaMelo, will be playing his home games at Madison Square Garden for the foreseeable future.

During a recent “TMZ Roundtable” discussion with Master P and Metta World Peace, the Ball Father reiterated that he thinks LaMelo will go No. 1 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft and he’s hoping the New York Knicks will be there to select him. Furthermore, LaVar’s dream scenario includes Mark Jackson taking over as Knicks head coach and all three his season wearing the orange and blue one day. Of course.

This isn’t the first time that the Ball family has teased Knicks fans with interest in the franchise. At the start the season, the 18-year old guard posted some photos  his NBA 2K MyPlayer on the Knicks along with lyrics from “Rebel’s Kick It,” specifically, “Sending God my wishes, still got some pending, yeah.” 

LaMelo recently suffered a foot injury and has therefore decided to shut it down for the remainder the season rather than risk further injuring himself ahead the draft in June. In 13 games with the NBL’s Illawarra Hawks, Ball averaged 17 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.

The Knicks (12-32) are currently tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third worst record in the NBA, and if the season ended today (it does not) they’d have a 50% chance landing a Top 4 pick. Most mock drafts have Ball going within the Top 3.