JADA PINKETT SMITH ATTACKED FILMMAKERS OF THE TUPAC FILM

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has attacked the filmmakers behind new Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me for the way they have depicted her relationship with the late rapper.

The film, starring Demetrius Shipp, Jr. and Kat Graham as Tupac and Jada, was released on Friday – what would have been the rapper’s 46th birthday – and though the critics are raving, The Matrix Reloaded star is far from impressed.

In a series of tweets sent out on Friday, she wrote: “Forgive me… my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth.”

Jada then detailed the inaccuracies in the movie, stating: “Pac never read me that poem. I didn’t know that poem existed until it was printed in his book… Pac never said goodbye to me before leaving for LA. He had to leave abruptly and it wasn’t to pursue his career.”

“I’ve never been to any of Pac’s shows by his request,” she added. “We never had an argument backstage.”

And Jada admits the “reimagining of my relationship to Pac” has been “deeply hurtful”.

However, the actress, who became one of Shakur’s closest friends when they attended Baltimore’s School of Arts in Maryland together, insists she still thinks the stars of the new biopic deserve credit for their performances, adding: “Thank you for bringing so much heart and spirit to your roles. You both did a beautiful job with what you were given. Thank you both.”

Jada ended her social media rant by wishing her late friend a happy birthday, adding, “you are cradled in my heart for eternity. I love you.”

ZOE KRAVITZ CONFIRMS SHE DATED DRAKE FOR A MINUTE

Zoe Kravitz has brushed off rumors that she was once in a relationship with Drake.

The Mad Max: Fury Road actress has previously been linked to Hollywood stars Penn Badgley and Michael Fassbender and is currently dating actor Karl Glusman.

But during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday night, Zoe was asked about speculation that had secretly been seeing the Canadian rapper in 2013, after they were spotted at a Beyonce concert together.

“We hung out for a minute, but we are very good friends,” she said coyly, to which host Andy asked, “You hung out, like, mashed a little bit?”
“We hung out a little bit. You know, it’s like how I hang out, I don’t know how you hang out,” the platinum blonde star responded, adding, “He’s a cutie!”

Zoe’s chat marks the second time in recent months that Andy has managed to get the dirt on secret celebrity romances, as he also got Jenna Dewan Tatum to recently admit that she briefly dated Justin Timberlake in the early 2000s.

Meanwhile, Andy also got the 28-year-old to touch upon her friendship with Nicole Kidman, whom she co-starred with in HBO’s Big Little Lies.
The Australian actress was once engaged to Zoe’s musician father, Lenny Kravitz, and the star explained that meeting up on the TV show wasn’t uncomfortable in the slightest.

“She was always so, so nice to me, and I hadn’t seen her since I was like 13 years old,” she shared. “But she was always so, so sweet to me so it was nice to see her again. And she’s also very professional so it was not weird at all.”

Brandy rushed to hospital after falling unconscious on flight

Brandy was rushed to the hospital from LAX airport early Friday morning after falling unconscious on her Delta flight, DREWGOSSIP.COM has confirmed.

The 38-year-old “Have You Ever” singer was immediately taken to the hospital.

“The flight crew of Delta flight 763 from LAX to New York’s JFK International Airport returned to the gate, prior to departure, after a customer fell ill on board,” a spokesman for Delta Air Lines told us in a statement. “Medical personnel met the flight and transported the customer to a local hospital. Flight 763 departed for New York roughly 45 minutes behind schedule.”

A spokesperson for the LAFD also confirmed that officers responded to a medical incident at LAX but did not reveal the patient’s identity.

Brandy’s rep did not immediately respond to request for comment.

NBA Superstar LeBron James Mansion Sprayed with Racial Slur?!

A racial epithet was spray-painted on the front gate of NBA star LeBron James’ home in Brentwood, Los Angeles police said Wednesday.

The vandalism was discovered about 6:45 a.m. and has since been painted over by the property manager, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman.

A source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case described the slur as the “N-word.”

James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in the Bay Area this week where they’ll play the Golden State Warriors in the first game of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

James bought the 9,440-square-foot estate in 2015. Records show it sold for about $21 million. It was built in 2011 and designed by architect Ken Ungar, The Times reported at the time of the purchase.

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West L.A. Division are investigating, Eisenman said.

Police said they would have to determine the motive for the vandalism before classifying it as a potential hate crime.

According to the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations’ 2015 report, the most recent statistics available, 58% of racially motivated hate crimes in the county that year targeted blacks. Vandalism accounted for 29% of all hate crime offenses in 2015, the report stated.

UPDATE: CARMELO HAS A BABY ON THE WAY WITH A STRIPPER; LALA PISSED BEYOND MEANS!

Carmelo Anthony was messing around with a woman who now claims she’s pregnant with his baby — and as you can imagine, his wife, La La, is pissed … TMZ Sports has learned.

Multiple sources tell us … the other woman often works at a gentlemen’s club in NYC, and we’re told she’s claiming to be 6 and a half months pregnant with Melo’s child.

We’re also told she has made it clear to Melo she expects him to kick in for medical expenses and other baby related costs.

Sources close to both Melo and La La are telling us the marriage has been rocky for a while — and while the pregnancy wasn’t the tipping point, it certainly didn’t help.

So far, neither side has filed divorce papers but we’re told there’s virtually zero chance of a reconciliation.

KIM KARDASHIAN FELT A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR KANYE WEST BREAKDOWN

Kim Kardashian felt a “sense of responsibility” for husband Kanye West’s breakdown because she had relied on him so much following her robbery ordeal.

The reality TV star was bound, gagged, and held at gunpoint in October when a group of masked men raided her hotel suite in Paris, France, and stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry and electronics.

She took time out of the spotlight and was due to return to the public eye at a New York event to honor her late father Robert Kardashian in November but she ended up pulling out after she learned her husband had been hospitalized following a “psychiatric emergency”.

In Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim became emotional when she received a call from one of Kanye’s friends. She later told her mother Kris and sister Kourtney that Kanye was crying on the phone to her but wouldn’t tell her what was wrong.

Kim flew back to Los Angeles to be with Kanye and when her family returned home, she confessed she felt responsible as she had been relying on him so much following the robbery.

“This is forcing him just to take much needed time off, which I think he just really needs…and I think that that will be just really good for him,” she explained. “But I feel a sense of responsibility just with the pressure of taking care of everything. Even after the robbery and everything it’s just I’ve been staying home and I’ve been looking to him to just take care of everything while I stay home.”

She said she was “emotionally drained and exhausted” and “so tired” she was unable to function, but she was certain everything would be alright. She also told sister Khloe, “Kanye was really cute, he was like, ‘So this what for better or for worse means.’”

The rapper has kept a relatively low profile since his hospitalization and the couple seem to be stronger than ever. Kim shared a family portrait with their children North, three, and Saint, 16 months, over the weekend, as well as another snap of Kanye dressed up as the Easter Bunny

UPDATE: MARY J BLIGE TWITTER WAS HACKED

Singer Mary J. Blige is denying reports she slammed her estranged husband Kendu Isaacs on Twitter, insisting she was hacked.
On Sunday a message displaying her alleged contempt for Isaacs appeared on the social media site.

“F**k Kendu Isaacs I f**king hate him and his whole family,” it reportedlyread. “I unfollowed him on IG (Instagram) & ALL of my fans need 2 (sic)…”

The posting has since been deleted and the 46-year-old reveals she was not the one responsible for it.
“Hey guys. I was hacked with that message about Kendu,” she writes. “I dont hate him & his family. Nor do I wish death on him. I just want this 2 B (sic) over.”

The No More Drama hitmaker filed legal papers to end her 12-year marriage in July, and the estranged couple has been fighting over his request for almost $130,000 -a-month in spousal support ever since.

Last year, Mary admitted the Kendu she married is a completely different person to the man she is now battling in court and she recently revealed she began to re-evaluate the marriage when Kendu began to criticize her over unimportant matters.

“The overwhelming disrespect (he was showing me was too much),” she told Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez last month. “You’re too familiar. You’re way too familiar and you’re disrespecting me and I know… I can sense that I’m not what you want anymore, because now you’re starting to throw questions around like, ‘OK, why you don’t cook?’ ‘Well, I haven’t been cooking’. ‘Why you don’t wear your hair like this?’ ‘I never wore my hair like this before’. ‘What’s up with you?’ You know?”

50 CENT PUNCHES OVERZEALOUS FAN AT MARYLAND CONCERT?!

Rapper 50 Cent threw a punch at a female concert-goer during a show in Maryland on Saturday (08Apr17) after she attempted to pull him offstage.

The In Da Club hitmaker was shaking hands with audience members while performing with hip-hop duo The Lox at Baltimore Soundstage, but one woman apparently took the quick meet and greet too far.

In video footage obtained by TMZ.com, 50 Cent is shown reaching out to fans in the front row, only for the female in question to refuse to let go of his hand, prompting the hip-hop star to lash out at her chest with his other fist as he falls into the crowd.

Members of his entourage quickly rush to help the rapper, and as he climbs back onto the stage, he attempts to play down the situation by inviting the overzealous fan to join him in the spotlight.

“Come on, come on,” he says in the clip. “Tell her to come over here.”
The woman then seems to accept his peace offering by climbing up onto the platform, where she dances and shows off her best twerking move as 50 Cent launches into his next track.

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has yet to comment on the incident, but it’s not the first time a rapper has hit out at a female fan. Afroman was filmed punching a woman who had hopped onstage at his show in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2015, and he was subsequently charged with assault. He publicly apologized for his behavior and pleaded guilty to the count, and was spared jail. He was instead ordered to undergo anger management classes and take random drug tests as he was placed on probation.

MARIAH CAREY PUTTING HEART AND SOUL INTO HER NEW ALBUM

Mariah Carey has promised to drop a new album in 2017 after committing to a new deal with Epic Records.

Mariah’s Butterfly MC Records first inked a deal with the Sony Music Entertainment label run by L.A. Reid in 2015, but rumors began to swirl earlier this year that the partnership was in trouble.

The superstar has now put gossip she was on the verge of being dropped to bed, by forging ahead with a fresh contract with Epic, which includes a new album due out before the year end.

“I am putting my heart and soul into making more new music. I am so thrilled for this next chapter and to continue working with, and for, everyone that I love,” Mariah said in a statement, reports Variety.

Reid also shared his joy at the renewed partnership. The music mogul had previously worked with the singer on her 2005 hit album The Emancipation of Mimi, when they were both at Universal.

“To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career.” he stated. “Mariah’s incomparable talents as a singer, with her vocal range that is nothing short of legendary, are matched by her brilliance as a songwriter, producer, and performer par excellence. Mariah’s chart records have established her enduring place in music history, a position that is cherished and supported by her loyal fans worldwide. I look forward to building upon all of Mariah’s success for years to come.”

Mariah’s most recent album, 2014’s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, only managed to hit the top spot in the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, but failed to repeat her previous chart success elsewhere.
She’s also had a string of well-publicized difficulties in recent months, including a failed engagement to billionaire businessman James Packer, a widely-ridiculed reality TV series and a disastrous performance when her appearance at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve was hit with technical troubles.
On Monday it was reported by several news outlets that she’d split with her toy boy lover Bryan Tanaka.

KYLIE JENNER THRILLS KIDS AT CALIFORNIA PROM

Kylie Jenner stunned students at a high school in Sacramento, California when she attended their junior prom on Saturday.

The teenage reality TV star agreed to accompany Rio Americano High School student Albert Ochoa to the dance, and her arrival was captured on video by her date’s sister.

“TELL ME WHY MY BROTHER TOOK KYLIE JENNER TO PROM 2NIGHT!!!!!!!” Albert’s sister wrote on Twitter.

Kylie turned up with her best friend Jordyn Woods and the pals were spotted dancing in the balcony area of the school event.
Jenner shared a photograph of herself and her best pal aboard a private jet, on their way to the prom.