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Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Migos, Remy Ma Among Bet Awards Winners
Kendrick Lamar was named Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Chance The Rapper took home Best New Artist and Remy Ma nabbed Best Female Hip-Hop Artist from such nominees as Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott. Those were just a few of the honors handed out at the Bet Awards in Los Angeles on June 25.
Other winners included Beyonce, for the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award, Bruno Mars for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Migos for Best Group. New Edition received a special Bet Lifetime Achievement Award, and before taking the stage for a medley that included the songs “Mr. Telephone Man,” “Can You Stand The Rain,” and “If It Isn’t Love,” the boy band trailblazers from Boston were treated to performances of their biggest hits by the cast members of Bet’s New Edition miniseries, among them: “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now.”
- Variety Staff
Sorry Fans: Banksy Is Not Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack, Says Source
The rumor kicked up on Thursday when British DJ Goldie allegedly let slip the first name of Banksy in a podcast interview.
“For something like graffiti, which has inspired the world with font or anything to do with anyone wearing a baseball cap and f—ing sneakers, at its centre it is still misunderstood,” he said. “But give me a bubble letter and put it on a t-shirt and write ‘Banksy’ on it and we’re sorted… »
- Gillian Telling and Maria Mercedes Lara
Chance the Rapper Is Youngest Person Ever to Accept Humanitarian Award at 2017 Bet Awards
Chance the Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 Bet Awards tonight for "positively impacting both local and national communities." It was a big night for the young star, who took home Best New Artist earlier in the night. The rapper was also nominated for Album of the Year, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Collaboration. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bet Debra L. Lee presented the 24-year-old, who is the youngest recipient of the honor to date, with the award. "Tonight we honor a young man from the Chi and honestly I love everything about him. He created his own path to the charts and took that same creativity to help children," Lee said. »
Lil Kim Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery
Lil Kim is in the crosshairs of the Lapd after her crew allegedly robbed a woman over a BET party house ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, Kim rented a house for a Bet weekend party but apparently the crib was not to her liking. We're told Sunday at 2 Am Kim and her crew went to check out the house, didn't like it and demanded their money back from either the owner or property manager. »
- TMZ Staff
New Edition Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Bet Awards
New Edition took home a big prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2017 Bet Awards tonight. The group, which is comprised of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, hit the stage to accept the honor and to perform at the award show, hosted by Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. The men were introduced by the cast of Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah). While accepting the award, several of the group's members made remarks. During the speeches, Brown, New Edition's most famous member, said to the crowd, "I didn't know how much our fans were going to stick with us »
How ‘The Beguiled’ Star Kirsten Dunst Took Control of Her Career by Owning Her Taste for Depressives, Smart Directors, and Powerful TV
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Kirsten Dunst, who steals the show from Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in Cannes director-winner Sofia Coppola’s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). It’s her fourth collaboration with Coppola.
Bottom Line: Dunst steered toward playing strong women from an early age, with films that include political comedy “Dick” with Michelle Williams, John Stockwell’s “Crazy/Beautiful” with Jay Hernandez, and Peyton Reed and Jessica Bendinger’s cheerleader sleeper “Bring It On,” shot the year she graduated from Los Angeles’ Catholic high school Notre Dame. She has never settled for The Girlfriend or romantic lead, although she made a memorable Mary Jane Watson in the “Spider-Man” franchise. “Looking back, I’m proud of the choices that I’ve made,” she said. “A »
- Anne Thompson
Jamie Foxx Hilariously Slams One of His Old Movies While Promoting 'Baby Driver' at Bet Awards
The star took to the Bet Awards stage on Sunday to introduce a clip from his upcoming action comedy, and he took the opportunity to slam another film he recently worked on.
"I can't wait to tell you about that joint Baby Driver! It's crazy, it's cool, and it ain't a typical film. It brings a thrill ride, so everybody can experience it," Foxx said, smiling. "And it's good too! It ain't like that last joint I had."
Foxx laughed as fans in the audience were somewhat surprised by his off-the-prompter candor, and the 49-year-old actor powered on. "I know, it's tough. It's tough when you still gotta promote it."
"You know it's »
50 Cent Admits He Has a Crush on Helen Mirren: ‘She Just Has That Thing’
50 Cent has had some high-profile relationships, including romances with comedian Chelsea Handler and actress Vivica A. Fox. And the 41-year-old single rapper now seems to have his eyes set on Oscar winner Helen Mirren.
The two crossed paths at the 57th annual Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco on Tuesday, posing together on the red carpet.
One shot — which showed Mirren in a stunning white dress, sneaking a peek at a tuxedo-clad 50 Cent — was printed in a newspaper, with a caption suggesting Mirren was a fan of the “dapper rapper.”
But it’s actually 50 Cent who has the crush.
- Dave Quinn
‘Silicon Valley’s’ Haley Joel Osment on His Career Pivot, TJ Miller’s ‘Sad’ Exit
Haley Joel Osment plays a fun-loving character on “Silicon Valley” — and the actor himself is having a pretty good time these days, too. The former child star, now 29, is still perhaps best known for early-career roles in “The Sixth Sense” and “A.I.” But he’s quickly earning buzz for his turn as positive-to-a-fault VR expert Keenan Feldspar on Season 4 of the HBO ensemble comedy. “I had a blast,” the actor told The Wrap about shooting his part on “Silicon Valley.” Also Read: 'Silicon Valley' Star Thomas Middleditch on TJ Miller's Exit: 'Lots of Things Could Have Been Done »
- Ryan Gajewski
'Married at First Sight' Alum Jamie Otis Celebrates Surprise Baby Shower
Jamie Otis has a lot to celebrate these days!
The 31-year-old reality star was surprised over the weekend with a baby shower arranged by her in-laws to celebrate the fast-approaching arrival of her first child, a daughter due in August.
"I can't say 'thank you' enough to everyone who came to shower our sweet baby Hehner with love & gifts," she wrote, captioning the photo. "I am so overwhelmed with emotions... I feel so blessed to have such lovely ladies in my life. Biggest thank you Ever to my amazing in laws [sic]!!! They put together this whole #babyshower & surprised me! I feel beyond »
‘Speaking of Pigs…’: Ireland Baldwin Jokes About That Infamous Voicemail as She Toasts Dad Alec
Alec Baldwin is known for his quick wit, but his daughter Ireland has a few zingers of her own.
Ireland, 21, didn’t hold back when she took the mic, even bringing back the now infamous 2007 voicemail rant in which Alec called her a “rude, thoughtless, little pig.”
“Hello, my name is Ireland, and I’m a Baldwin. Yes, I’m a member of that family. The Baldwins,” the model began. »
- Stephanie Petit and Mary Green
Beyoncé Speaks Out for First Time Since Giving Birth in Bet Awards Speech Delivered by Chloe x Halle
The Queen Bey’s protégés Chloe x Halle were given the honor of delivering the superstar’s speech after Bey snagged the viewers’ choice award for Lemonade‘s “Sorry.”
“Thank you Bet for this award and your tremendous support of Lemonade. This has been a journey of love, of celebrating our culture, honoring the past, and approaching the present and future with hope and resolve,” the speech began.
- Char Adams
‘He Made a Huge Mistake’: Prince Charles Was the ‘Architect of the Disaster’ of His Marriage to Diana
Even though he had ended his relationship with former girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles as soon as he decided to get engaged to Diana in February 1981, the young princess-to-be needed more reassurance, The Duchess: The Untold Story, by Penny Junor claims.
In the newest excerpt of the book posted on the Daily Mail on Monday, Junor unveils a catalogue of mistakes in the marriage that rocked the British monarchy in the ’90s. The new revelations come ahead of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s »
- Simon Perry
How Prince Harry Is Defining His Place in the Royal Family Before He Gets Married
It isn't just those who marry into the royal family who have to give up any pursuits that might be considered off brand. The royals themselves, while they usually get to spend their formative years exercising a modicum of freedom (also dependent on their spot in line to the actual throne), are ultimately expected to whittle their interests and occupations in a certain way to suit the monarchy. Because of Queen Elizabeth II's record-long reign and the assumption that Prince Charles will become king when the time comes, Prince William and Prince Harry have been afforded more time than some of their predecessors to refrain from becoming so-called "fulltime royals." But earlier this year William »
Ashley Graham Says Her Team Would Never Have Approved the Kendall Jenner Pepsi Ad: 'I Think It’s Unfortunate'
Ashley Graham insists that Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Commercial gaff would have never happened to her! The 29-year-old supermodel appeared on Sunday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen! where a caller asked how she would have handled the controversial ad.
“I think my team probably would have nipped it in the bud before anything happened,” she said of Jenner’s TV spot. “I think it’s unfortunate that happened. But hey, she’s moving forward.”
Watch: Exclusive: Ashley Graham Reveals How Relationship With Dad Influenced Her 'Incredible' Marriage
Graham, who appeared on the March cover of Vogue alongside Jenner, admitted she was “very shocked” by the commercial.
“I was very surprised that nobody said, ‘Hey, this looks like a bad idea right here,’” she said.
And though she didn’t approve of that particular moment in Jenner’s career, Graham did reveal that she has ambitions to follow in the reality star’s »
Leslie Jones' 6 Best Hosting Moments From the 2017 Bet Awards
She's the host with the most! Funny lady Leslie Jones put on quite the show hosting the 2017 Bet Awards tonight. The show was action packed and the Ghostbusters star did her best to keep viewers on their toes (and yell at them a lot!). Presenters included Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Robin Thede, Trevor Noah, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Cari Champion. The show's crowd-raising performers included Big Sean, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Future, Lil' Wayne, Migos, Post Malone, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton and Roman Gianarthur. Here are some of Leslie's »
Khloe Kardashian's Boyfriend Tristan Thompson Surprises Her With a Family-Packed Birthday Bash: Pics!
Three months after she threw him a birthday bash, Khloe Kardashian got a surprise soiree of her own from her NBA player beau, Tristan Thompson, late Sunday night.
More: Khloe Kardashian Gets a Cooking Lesson from Tristan Thompson
The reality star, who officially turns 33 on Tuesday, looked shocked when she was surprised by family and friends at the Blind Dragon nightclub in Los Angeles. The moment was captured on sisters’ Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner’s Snapchats, as Khloe walked through the door with Tristan.
The birthday girl rocked a shimmery gold mini-dress for the occasion and looked genuinely floored as her family swarmed her.
Tristan and the family went all-out for KoKo’s big night, covering the club in decorations and golden treats.
The fitness-loving Revenge Body host definitely had a cheat »
Mac Miller Calls Ariana Grande an ‘Adorable Pure Soul’ in Sweet Birthday Post: Pic!
Hbd, Ari! Ariana Grande turned 24 on Monday, and some of the most important people in her life took to social media to celebrate.
“Happy Birthday to this adorable pure soul who has reminded me what being happy feels like. Thank you for loving me so good,” Grande’s boyfriend, Mac Miller, captioned a cute black and white Instagram photo. “I think it’s supposed to be ‘so well’ but I don’t care. I love you and can’t wait for all of the adventures.”
In the shot, the “Love Me Harder” singer is giving her man a kiss on the cheek while he’s making a silly face. The photo was taken in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background, presumably from when the two performed together in the French capital earlier this month.
Ariana’s mom, Joan »
Justin Trudeau To Attend Global Citizen Festival Before G20 Summit, Featuring Coldplay, Shakira, Pharrell And More
International advocacy organization Global Citizen has that announced that Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders attending and participating in the Global Citizen Festival Hamburg, taking place at July 6 in Hamburg, Germany. The Canadian prime minister will be joined by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the festival, which […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Beyonce and Jay-Z Still Dealing with Twins' Premature Birth
Beyonce gave birth 2 weeks ago Monday, but she and Jay-Z are still dealing with premature birth issues ... sources connected to the family tell TMZ. Sources familiar with the situation tell us, as of 4 days ago the infants were still in the hospital. As we reported, they are "under the lights" ... which typically means they have jaundice, the result of elevated bilirubin issues. The lights lower bilirubin in the blood to eliminate the jaundice. We're told »
- TMZ Staff
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