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Kevin Hart Set to Host 2019 Academy Awards

Hollywood is gearing up for awards season and Kevin Hart will host its biggest night, the 2019 Academy Awards. The comedian shared the news on Instagram with his fans, signifying that he crossed a personal milestone off his bucket list.

“I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time….To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now,” Hart shared.

The post shared the historic Oscar trophy and was closed by the vow to make sure the Oscars are special and he will “rise to the occasion.” 

Check out the full Instagram post below. The Oscars will occur on February 24, 2019 in Los Angeles.

 

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For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time….To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time….I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity ….now it’s time to rise to the occasion #Oscars

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Premiere Ended Due to Threat of Shooter

Months back news broke regarding the premiere of a documentary chronicling the sexual misconduct of R. Kelly over the years. The Lifetime production was set to have its premiere in New York City tonight (Dec. 4) but derailed midway through after a threat was placed against the screening’s hosting venue.

The premiere of Surviving R. Kelly was scheduled to occur at the NeueHouse Madison Square at 6 p.m. local time. The event was evacuated before the event’s panel discussion after an anonymous call detailed a gunman was on the inside, prompting an evacuation. The first episode of the documentary did air during the time.


The Hollywood Reporter details the phone call was made from R. Kelly’s hometown of Chicago. Officials for Lifetime state they evacuated as a precaution.

”Tonight’s all about the safety of everyone — we’re not even thinking of what to do next yet,” the representative said.

aIn attendance for the event was #MeToo founder Tarana Burke along with accusers of the R&B singer.

The post ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Premiere Ended Due to Threat of Shooter appeared first on The Source.

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Cardi B and Offset Break Up, Twitter Thinks Love Is A Farce While Slandering Migos Rapper

Source: MIAMI BEACH, FL – OCTOBER 06: (L-R) Offset and Cardi B attend the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Cardi B and Offset have broken up. At least, that’s what the Bronx rapper revealed tonight (early Wednesday morning, Dec. 5) on her Instagram.

“So everybody been bugging me and everything. And you know, I been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now,” said Cardi on the ‘Gram. “And we’re really good friends and you know we’re really good business partners…and you know…he’s always somebody that  I run to, to talk to and we got a lot of love for each other but…things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.”

She added, “[And] it’s nobodies fault it’s just like I guess we grew out of love. But, we’re not together any more. I don’t know, it might take time to get a divorce. I’m always going to have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father, and yeah…”

We’ve been down this road before, but the calmness with which Bardi delivered her message means this time their split might take.

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Offset seems to have commented on the post. And he should be prepping for ALL the slander.

Could this be the final straw—Offset was trying to bang Cuban Doll, allegedly?

It goes without saying that Twitter is reacting heavy right now. Peep some of the more dramatic tweets in the gallery.

 

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Who’s Next Opener Competition 2018 Live [REPLAY] #hot97whosnext

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Jaden Smith “Goku,” Euro Gotit ft. Gunna “Kodak Dat” & More | Daily Visuals 12.4.18

Jaden Smith and Will Smith

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Though he started out his career mainly known as “Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s son,” over the past few years Jaden Smith’s really been coming into his own as both an actor and a rapper and it seems like he might just be able to stand out on his own when it’s all said and done.

For his visuals to “Goku” the new age Karate Kid takes to Japan where Dragonball Z was born and shows that the anime series hero isn’t the only one who knows how to shoot a Kamehameha wave out his hands. Pretty good CGI used for that shot.

Back in the US Euro Gotit links up with Gunna find themselves in the crosshairs of law enforcement but ball outta control regardless in the visual to “Kodak Dat.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Kandy K, Problem, and more.

JADEN SMITH – “GOKU”

EURO GOTIT FT. GUNNA – “KODAK DAT”

KANDY K – “TRYNA GET IT”

PROBLEM – “ABOUT THAT TIME”

R-MEAN FT. CHRIS WEBBY & JASON FRENCH – “BABYLON”

DC THE DON – “JEFFREY DAHMER”

B.LOU – “MARVELOUS”

SOLDIER KIDD – “SOUR K”

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Tech N9ne – Bass Ackwards (Feat. Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti, & Big Scoob) | OFFICIAL AUDIO

Tech N9ne “Bass Ackwards” Ft. Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti, & Big Scoob Special Effects – http://smarturl.it/specialeffects Official Hip Hop Song | Strange Music Tech…
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These Todd Snyder x New Balance 998’s Are Colorfully Pristine [Photos]

Todd Snyder x New Balance 998

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Today (Dec. 4), lifestyle brand Todd Snyder and athletic brand New Balance revealed a colorfully fresh collaboration. The Todd Snyder x New Balance 998 is fitted with vibrant colors and limited quantities that make these a must for the discerning sneakerhead.

The always crispy 998, which first launched way back in 1983, gets hits a rainbow’s worth of colors including what’s being described as “sporty red, bright green, athletic blue, and sunny yellow.” The base is the ubiquitous NB grey you might be familiar with along with hits of black and white.

The tech of the made in the USA NB 998—suede/mesh upper and ABZORB® cushioning and a suede/mesh upper—are all still present and accounted for.

“We had so much fun creating the Todd Snyder x Peanuts® collection of athletic apparel and timepieces, and really wanted to offer a colorful sneaker with a similar vibe,” said designer Snyder via a press release. “As a lifelong fan of New Balance, I loved being able to take the iconic 998 shoe and reimagine it in playful, wearable technicolor.”

The Todd Snyder x New Balance 998 is only the latest in an ongoing series of collabs between the two brands. You can cop a pair for $220 over at ToddSnyder.com or the New Balance flagship on Madison Ave. in NYC.

If you can’t find anything in your closet to match with these, you need to add more flavor to your gear’s palette.

Todd Snyder x New Balance 998

Source: Todd Snyder / Todd Snyder

Photos: New Balance

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Apple Orders Kevin Durant’s ‘Swagger’ Series To Its Streaming Service

Kevin Durant coaches at a Nike youth basketball camp

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Kevin Durant is still very much a star in the NBA and will be for years without a doubt, but he’s already moving into other endeavors. Apple has ordered his Swagger television show to its streaming services, which will focus loosely on Durant’s own rise in the amateur ranks within the Washington, D.C. area.

Deadline reports:

Written and directed by Bythewood, who also serves as showrunner, Swagger is inspired by Durant’s youth basketball experiences. It explores the world of AAU basketball in the nation’s capital, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.

Bythewood executive produces with Durant, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo for Imagine TV, and Rich Kleiman for Thirty Five Ventures.

The pickup for Swagger, which had been in the works for awhile, comes days after the announcement of a Universal movie based on the formative early years of fellow NBA star LeBron James playing on a youth basketball team in Ohio.

James Seidman will serve as the Imagine executive on Swagger; Sarah Flynn will serve as executive for Thirty Five Ventures. The drama is co-produced by Imagine TV and CBS TV Studios.

Thirty Five Ventures is Durant’s production company. Reggie Rock Bythewood co-created Fox’s 2017 limited series, Shots Fired.

Photo: WENN

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Nike Unveils “Home & Away” and Tuned Air 20th Anniversary Pack

Nike Air Max 95 (HOU Away) - Foot Locker Home & Away pack

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Today (Dec. 4), Foot Locker revealed its exclusive Nike drops for December that features a “Home & Away” collection and a bonus to the brand’s “Discover Your Air” campaign, a 20th anniversary of the Tuned Air model.

The “Home & Away” collection pays homage to the sneaker communities of Houston, Atlanta and Miami. The pack of kicks features Nike Air Max 95, Air Force 1 Hi, Air Force Low and Air Max Plus/97 colorways that honor each city. Each model gets a unique “Home” and “Away” colorway.

Also, Nike and Foot Locker recruited Denzel Curry and Hassan Whiteside for Miami, Maxo Kream and Dallas Keuchel for Houston and YFN Lucci and Calvin Ridley for Atlanta—all to create exclusive digital content for the campaign.

The “Home” colorways drop in their cirties and online the Thursday, Dec. 6 while they “Away” versions are due out Saturday, Dec. 22. More cities are set to arrive in early 2019.

As for the Tuned Air 20th Anniversary, a Foot Locker-exclusive in the Nike Air Max Plus “Greedy” in Fire/Blue will be out in-stores and online on Saturday, Dec. 8. Then, on Saturday, Dec. 15 a Nike Air Max Plus OG Purple will arrive followed by the Nike Air Max Plus OG Hyper Blue on Saturday, Dec. 22. Each release will coincide with the release of video content featuring Juice Wrld, The Real Tarzan and Ozuna celebrating the sneaker’s history.

Check out detailed images of the kicks in the gallery. See YFN’s Lucci’s video below.

Photo: Foot Locker

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7 Things We Learned From Anderson .Paak on The Breakfast Club

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A week before Thanksgiving last month Anderson .Paak released his highly anticipated album Oxnard and while Dr. Dre isn’t exactly known for working with singers/rappers, people agree that the two do seem to have some pretty good chemistry together.

After rocking his musical performance this past weekend on Saturday Night Live, the rapper/singer decided to check the Breakfast Club where Angela Yee and DJ Envy continue to hold the fort down while Charlamagne Tha God is out sowing his royal oats (we kidding, y’all).

Touching on topics from how religion had him ditching Hip-Hop to his role in getting his father locked up, Anderson .Paak shows and proves that he’s really lived a life and it’s shaped him into the star he is today.

Here are the 7 things we learned from Anderson .Paak on The Breakfast Club.

 

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1. Soul Survivor

At the age of 13 Anderson was introduced to church and took to it so hard that he threw away his Snoop Dogg album and other CD’s and began to bump Kirk Franklin and church music to save his soul. Naturally he ended up signed to Dr. Dre as an adult.

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