Queen Latifah joins the growing number of crime victims … her car stolen by thieves who had a penchant for punch.
The incident went down days before Xmas in Atlanta. Latifah’s security guard took her 2015 Mercedes S63 to a gas station. As he stood by the tank and gassed up the whip, a BMW pulled up and the next thing he knew someone jumped inside, started the ignition and took off.
Latifah, who was not in the car, was especially worried about a contract that was inside a Tumi bag that was tucked away in the truck.
Cops sent out an APB and they actually found the Mercedes in an apartment complex. There was only slight damage to the car, but the thieves left behind lemonade and fruit punch bottles inside the car.
As for the Tumi bag … it had been ransacked but the bad guys didn’t take the contract.
Cops are looking at surveillance video, which could help them nab the thieves.


Rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle are reportedly headed for divorce.
The former Xscape singer filed papers to end her 15-year marriage to the 36-year-old hip hop superstar in Georgia earlier this month, according to TMZ.
Sources tell the outlet the couple had been experiencing a prolonged rough patch for several months before a shocking picture of Tiny posing with T.I.’s longtime foe, boxer Floyd Mayweather, at Mariah Carey’s Halloween party surfaced in October.
The fighter and the rapper were involved in a street brawl in Las Vegas in 2014, reportedly sparked by jealousy over Tiny after she posted images of herself partying with Floyd and his entourage online, and the musician became incensed his spouse had spent personal time with the athlete without him.
This year has been a turbulent year for the couple – back in February the Whatever You Like hitmaker was slapped with a tax lien from America’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS), just six months after he was pursued by bosses at the national financial organization in August for unpaid back taxes, totalling $4.5 million for the years of 2012 and 2013.
A few months later, in June, T.I.’s only stepdaughter Zonnique Pullins, who is Tameka’s biological daughter from a previous relationship, was arrested for gun possession.
After the rapper and Cottle tied the knot in 2001, they had three children together, including their newest addition, a daughter named Heiress, who was born in March.
T.I. also has three children from prior relationships.


Singer Fantasia Barrino has renewed her vows with husband Kendall Taylor.
The American Idol star became Mrs. Taylor in July, 2015, but the couple chose to repeat its vows again in a ceremony held over the holiday weekend.
“I Love You so much that I’d do it over and over and over again!” Fantasia captioned an Instagram photo of herself wearing a white wedding gown. “When I met You, I just never knew!! It’s almost like I may have known you in another life. Like this love has happened before and that’s how it works so well between us because we’ve been here before. So we did it AGAIN!! The right way.. so….Yes I DO.”
Fantasia also shared a few more shots from the event, which appeared to be a lavish affair. In two other pictures, the 32-year-old singer is seen posing in a fitted dress with a sheer back panel, which featured a sweetheart neckline. In the background, fans were given a glimpse of a venue decorated with blue and white flowers.
“Second time around,” she wrote alongside the photos. “You are my Gift EVERYDAY BABY. I Do.”
While it’s not clear what she meant by getting married “the right way,” Fantasia has since changed her last name on Instagram from Barrino to “Taylor”.
For Fantasia, who is mother to daughter Zion, 15, and son Dallas, five, from previous relationships, the vow ceremony wraps up a busy 2016, which included the release of a new album, The Definition Of… in July.
Next year, she will tour with R&B veterans Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill on the In it To Win It Tour, beginning from 8 February.


Nick Cannon has a true friend in Kevin Hart.

While spending the Christmas holiday in a Los Angeles hospital, the America’s Got Talent judge got a special visit from a famous Hollywood face.

Knock, knock! Mr. Hart is here to deliver some holiday cheer.

“So happy to see my brother @nickcannon getting back to himself,” the comedian shared on Instagram Monday afternoon while posing with Dick Gregory. “Nothing but love for you man….. #GetWellNick #Ncredible.”

As for Nick, he totally felt the positive energy as he expressed his gratitude for Kevin and all of his fans on social media.
Stars Celebrate Christmas 2016

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“Man, so many loving strong vibrations came to visit me in the hospital today!” he wrote. “Thank you to EVERYONE for all the gifts, messages, comments, the time, the love and the prayers… I’m getting there!!! And once I’m back… it’s about to be #Ncredible.”

Just a few days ago, the Wild ‘N Out host gave fans a warning that he wasn’t going to be able to celebrate the holidays in the comfort of his own home. Instead, he was going to stay in a hospital amid lupus complications.

“For all who have been trying to contact me the last few days this is where I’ve been. And I will be in the Hospital through Christmas,” he shared. “All good though, Doctors say I will be back to normal before the New Year. #LupusSucks #ncredible #warrior.”
Nick’s hospital stay comes just a few short days after he took time out of his schedule to visit a Children’s Hospital in Washington. At the time, he showed no signs that he wasn’t feeling his best. Instead, he was feeling gratitude for being able to bring a smile to a few deserving kids.

“@therealdickgregory and I just took an impromptu trip to the Children’s Hospital to visit some beautiful spirits!” he shared on Instagram. “This is what life’s vibrations is truly about, not fame, not money, not power… Giving and receiving unconditional love. #AmazingDay #Ncredible #Wisdom.”

Get well soon, Nick!



Rapper Kanye West met with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss issues affecting minorities in America.
The controversial Yeezus star sat down with the country’s next leader at the billionaire’s Trump Tower building in New York City, and now details of their odd meeting have been unearthed – and it appears troubled Kanye, who is now sporting blond hair, wasn’t just being social.
“I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” West writes on his Twitter account. “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.”
Kanye, whose late mother was a teacher, is a Chicago native concerned about the mounting bloodshed in the city and he hopes that speaking with Trump will help change things for African-Americans and other disenfranchised communities around the nation.
“I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change,” he notes.
The hip hop star signed off by making a cheeky reference to his own political ambitions, tweeting: “#2024?.
Kanye previously revealed he was planning to run for U.S. President at the 2020 election, but now it seems he’s happy to let Trump have his full two terms in office.
As the race for the White House between Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton became heated earlier this year, social media fans started their own movement by suggesting Kanye should stand against them.
West’s meeting with Trump was one of the rapper’s first public outings since he was hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering a reported a mental breakdown, which prompted the Stronger hitmaker to scrap the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo Tour last month.


Beyonce is set for a big night at the NAACP Image Awards next year after landing nine nominations.
The Drunk in Love singer is a favorite to pick up the coveted Entertainer of the Year – a category in which she’ll compete with actresses Viola Davis, Regina King, action man Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Chance the Rapper. She has also received a nod in the Outstanding Female Artist category, alongside her sister Solange, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, and K. Michelle.
Beyonce and Solange will also battle it out for Outstanding Album – the 35-year-old is nominated for Lemonade and Solange has picked up a mention for A Seat At The Table. Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book, Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered, and Anthony Hamilton’s What I’m Feeling are also included in the category.
Beyonce is also up for Outstanding Song – Contemporary, with two nods for Formation and Freedom, alongside Bruno Mars (24K Magic), Common and Bilal (Letter to the Free), and Sounds of Blackness (Royalty), while Anthony Hamilton, Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, and Maxwell are all up for Outstanding Male Artist.
Meanwhile, Fences, Hidden Figures, Loving, Moonlight, and The Birth of a Nation will compete in the Outstanding Motion Picture category, and Fences’ Denzel Washington will face off against Miles Ahead’s Don Cheadle, The Birth of a Nation’s Nate Parker, Race’s Stephan James, and Collateral Beauty’s Will Smith for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.
London has Fallen’s Angela Bassett, Queen of Katwe’s Madina Nalwanga, Loving’s Ruth Negga, Hidden Figures’ Taraji P. Henson, and Southside with You’s Tika Sumpter will battle it out for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.
The Image Awards will take place on 11 February and will be hosted by actor Anthony Anderson.


Mary J. Blige has filed new divorce documents accusing her estranged husband and manager of cheating her out of $420,000 by falsely claiming business expenses.
The No More Drama hitmaker filed legal papers to end her 12-year marriage from Martin “Kendu” Isaacs in July, and the estranged couple has been fighting over his request for almost $130,000 -a-month in spousal support ever since.
The singer has filed new documents claiming Isaacs, who was fired as her manager shortly before she filed for divorce, “fleeced her out of” $420,000 by claiming business expenses that had nothing to do with her career, according to TMZ.com.
She has also accused Isaacs of failing to return three luxury cars that had been leased under her company’s name. A Range Rover was supposed to be returned in February, she wants a Mercedes C300 back and is allowing him to keep the Mercedes SL550.
The Family Affair star further alleges he is refusing to return a Grammy trophy to her as well as other “achievement awards”.
The 45-year-old has opened about the split during TV interviews, telling U.K. show Loose Women the divorce battle has turned Isaacs into someone she doesn’t recognize.
“I’m in the thick of it. I’m in the middle of a divorce that’s everywhere (in the news),” she said. “It’s just how hard life is. It’s the pain, it’s the lawyers, it’s the this, it’s the that… Not even knowing someone that you thought you knew for years is horrible.”
Blige also told Good Morning America the marriage broke down because she kept asking for respect but wasn’t getting it.
“It just seemed like I was beating a dead horse and it seemed like I was talking to a wall,” she explained. “So if I can’t get respect in the relationship, I have to move on to save myself. That was the point where I was like, ‘I’m done, I just can’t do it anymore.’”



With Christmas right around the corner, we’re starting to get a better idea of how things are looking across the NBA. The Cleveland Cavaliers accomplished what many thought impossible last year by overcoming a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to conquer the Golden State Warriors and bring Cleveland its first NBA championship. Fast forward to today and both the Eastern and Western conferences are seeing a fair degree of competition at the top, make a return to the finals for LeBron James far from a sure thing.

The Cavs have been in a tailspin recently following three straight losses after what was initially a strong start to the season. Things began with a shocking loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, which was followed by a blowout to the resurgent Los Angeles Clippers and another tough loss to the Chicago Bulls. The team knows it needs to stop the bleeding as soon as possible. James went on to say that the squad needs to “get out of the honeymoon stage” and step their game up if they hope to try and retain their title as world champions.

While the stars of the Cavaliers continue to perform admirably well, the rest of the team isn’t performing consistently and the bench is looking particularly weak. It’s been noted that the Cavs are relying heavily on Channing Frye and Iman Shumpert. And while they’re perfectly fine on their good days, the two are hardly dependable enough to count on too much. The roster has four players older than 35 and if the injury bug starts to set in the Cavs are quickly going to find themselves in big trouble.

If the 2015 Finals were a showdown between an established icon of the NBA and a younger star between James and Curry, then 2016 was the retribution of the old order showing the upstarts who was boss. Now that each team has a ring, many fans are eager for the idea of another rematch to settle things once and for all. The biggest issue will be whether someone else will come along to spoil the show.

The Clippers and the way they handled Cleveland might be one of the biggest threats to a finals rematch. They’re hot on the heels of both the Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs in a neck-and-neck race for the top three spots in the West. Los Angeles are looking like they’ve finally clicked and that’s bad news for other teams in the Western Conference. At the same time, San Antonio continues to flourish under the guidance of Gregg Popovich and will surely make their own claim to conference supremacy. Meanwhile, in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors are only half a game behind Cleveland (as of this writing) and they’ll be looking to prove that they belong in the conversation among the league’s elite teams.

We definitely have our fingers crossed for a third NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cavaliers, but the road to the championship isn’t going to be a cakewalk for either team. At least, not if the rest of the NBA has anything to say about it.



Kanye West has reportedly been put under constant watch in hospital as he has become “very paranoid”, an insider has revealed.
The Stronger hitmaker was admitted to the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center (UCLA) for a mental evaluation on 21 November after his allegedly erratic behaviour led to fears for his health.
Now a source close to the rapper has told People magazine that he is “very paranoid” in the hospital, meaning he is being heavily supervised by staff at the centre.
“(Kanye) has big ups and big downs, but this bout seems to be much more serious. In the hospital he has been very paranoid and is under constant watch for his safety,” the source revealed. “He’s still there because clearly he’s not doing well.”
According to reports, Kanye had been expected to be discharged from the hospital by now. However, his setback has meant doctors have rethought releasing him.
The rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian has rarely left his side during his time in the facility, and even sat with her spouse as he marked the Thanksgiving holiday in hospital.
And Kim is reportedly the only person in Kanye’s life he trusts at the moment.
“Kim acts very concerned,” the insider continued. “She says he has yet to be diagnosed, but she uses words like paranoia and explained that Kanye thinks everyone is out to get him. The only person Kanye trusts is Kim.
“Kim does spend hours with Kanye every day. She says that Kanye is on many different medications and that his doctors are figuring out proper doses. Kim says that not much has changed since he was admitted and that his doctors seem concerned.”
Despite the reports about Kanye’s setback, the father-of-two recently had a positive development.
A source close to the rapper told People that he has been “really eager to make music and to work even from the hospital bed.”
However, it’s unclear when Kanye will be allowed to leave the hospital, with the insider adding that the rapper’s mental health is “very private” and “between him and his family.”