Forbes just released their list of hip hop’s top cash kings on their Forbes Five: Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists list for 2014 and the artist formerly-now-currently? known as Puffy made the top spot.
Diddy topped the list this year with an estimated fortune of $700 million. Thanks to his newly launched Revolt TV channel, Puff’s worth rose $120 million from last year, according to Forbes.
Dr. Dre and Jay Z fell to number two and three, respectively. The “Beats by Dre” headphones company helped hip-hop’s prestigious Doctor rake in $550 million while the Jigga Man bagged $520 million, thanks to his Roc Nation label and sports agency.
(LOS ANGELES) April 17, 2014 – Last night, Hollywood hit the red carpet for the L.A. premiere of Open Road Films’ A Haunted House 2. Cast members Marlon Wayans, Jamie Pressly, Affion Crockett, Essence Atkins, Cedric the Entertainer, and Gabriel Iglesias turned out in style at Regal Cinema L.A. Live to celebrate the release of the film which opens tomorrow. Special guests in attendance were singer/actress Brandy, Lisa Raye, Damien Wayans, Omar Epps, Floyd Mayweather, Dawn Richards, Neyo, Shar Jackson, Brely Evans, comedians Niecy Nash and Mike Epps. Written and produced by Wayans, A Haunted House 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box office hit that spoofs the latest supernatural horror movie franchises.
Based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, this new adaptation of “Rosemary’s Baby” centers on a young married couple who escapes New York and moves to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can’t refuse – an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city. Problem is, it comes with a haunted past and an immeasurable price.
Rosemary (Zoe Saldana, “Avatar,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams, “Suits”) are incredulous at their good fortune and find comfort in a strange city among their new friends and neighbors, the Castevets. This well-to-do successful older couple takes the newcomers under their wing and become very involved with the Woodhouses’ lives. Things seem to be perfect as Rosemary becomes pregnant and Guy’s career takes off. As their spirited best friend, Guy’s co-worker Julie (Christina Cole), spends quality time with Rosemary in the city, she finds Rosemary’s health worrying and cautions both of them that something isn’t right. Soon there are other signs warning Rosemary to be careful.
Guy seems to be pulling away from Rosemary and spending a great deal of time hanging around with Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs, “Harry Potter” franchise). Roman’s wife, the whimsical Margaux Castevet (Carole Bouquet, “For Your Eyes Only”), assures Rosemary her herbs and holistic medicine will help with the pregnancy, but are they helping or hurting? Rosemary’s quizzical nature leads her to investigate the building and its past residents. She uncovers a dark past and realizes who Roman Castevet truly is. But is it too late? Are the Castavets’ perceived sinister motives legitimate or all in the pregnancy brain of Rosemary?
In this new four-hour, two-part psychological thriller written by Scott Abbott (“Queen of the Damned,”) and James Wong (“Final Destination 3,” “American Horror Story,” “The X-Files”) and directed by Agnieszka Holland (“Europa Europa,” “The Wire,” “Treme”), Rosemary quickly finds herself surrounded by peculiar people and startling occurrences. Isolated in her apartment in a city where she doesn’t speak the language, she begins to fear the worst: Guy may have made a pact with their neighbors, promising their newborn as a human sacrifice in occult rituals in exchange for a writing career. To what lengths would someone be willing to go for success and fortune?
“Rosemary’s Baby” is executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and David Stern, and produced by City Entertainment, KippSter Entertainment and Lionsgate Television.
Oprah meets up with seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams, one of the most innovative and sought-after artists in music today. On the heels of his chart topping #1 hit “Happy,” which also received an Oscar nomination for “Despicable Me 2,” Oprah and Pharrell discuss his critically acclaimed album “G I R L,” his rise to fame and how his creative vision has propelled him to music superstardom. They also discuss his recent marriage to Helen Williams and fatherhood.
Last night, some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love In the City,” which stars real life friends Kiyah Wright, Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones. Sponsored by Clairol, the event was held at the chic Mondrian Soho Penthouse and welcomed an esteemed collection of VIPs and tastemakers who enjoyed a fabulous dining experience and cosmopolitan-inspired martinis. Attending the elegant evening was an assembly of who’s who in entertainment, media, beauty and fashion including Mona Scott-Young (Monami Entertainment), Angela Yee (Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club”), Demetria Lucas and Geneva Thomas(“Blood, Sweat & Heels”), Elle Varner (recording artist), Charlene Dance (Global Marketing Director, Strength of Nature),Ursula Stephen (Celebrity Hairstylist), Felicia Walker Benson (ThisThatBeauty), Arianna Davis (O, the Oprah Magazine), Tai Beauchamp, Kahlana Barfield (In Style), Nikki Ogunnaike(Glamour.com), Marvet Britto, Chef Roble, model Sesilee Lopez and legendary model and fashion activist Bethann Hardison.
Following dinner and networking, guests previewed the premiere episode of “Love In the City,” followed by an insightful Q&A hosted by Claire Sulmers, founder and editor of Fashion Bomb Daily.
Multiple people between the ages of 15 and 60 were stabbed by a student at a school outside of Pittsburgh this morning, according to reports. The attack occurred just after 7 a.m. at Franklin Regional High School; a suspect is in custody. “A critical incident has occurred at the high school,” reported the district’s website. “All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure.” While the situation is still developing, NBC reports as many as 20 people were hurt.
The buckle may become stuck in a latched position, making it difficult to remove a child from the seat. This could prove critical to a child’s safety in the case of an emergency. No injuries have been reported.
The recall includes 1.3 million child safety seat buckles used in a number of children’s convertible and booster seat models manufactured between 2011 and 2014. The models include Evenflo’s Momentum, Chase, Maestro, Symphony, Snugli, Titan, SureRide and SecureKid. The affected seats have model number prefixes of 306, 308, 310, 329, 345, 346, 371, or 385.
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Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world.
These are just some of the beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony.
Last week, all eyes at the Barclays Center weren’t on Jay Z’s better half, Beyoncé — but on the coaster-size golden pendant swinging from the rapper’s neck as the couple sat courtside. Asked once if the group’s symbol — an eight-pointed star with the number 7 in the middle — held any meaning for him, the rapper shrugged, “A little bit.”
So what exactly do Five Percenters believe?
“The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally,” says Michael Muhammad Knight, an author of two books on the radical group.
“Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”
The group was founded in 1964 in Harlem by Clarence Smith, who later changed his name to Allah, a former student of Malcolm X who disagreed with the Nation of Islam over the nature of God.
Smith rejected the notion of a supernatural deity and instead believed that all black men had God in them and that black women were “earths” who took on a complementary yet subordinate role to their gods.
The idea is empowering, Knight says.
“Anytime someone is saying you have to accept your conditions of oppression and slavery and pray to an unseen god — that kind of god is just being used to keep people down and to keep people from looking to themselves as a solution to their problems,” he notes. “If there is a problem, no one will fix it for you, except yourself.”
Five Percenters don’t consider themselves Muslim, but their name comes from the Nation of Islam’s belief that 5 percent of humanity are “poor righteous teachers” who exist to enlighten the masses about the truth of existence.
Members will sometimes refer to themselves as “scientists” to drive home the search for truth. And they face a tall task, because under their belief system, 10 percent of the world’s population controls the other 85 percent by spreading the belief in a “mystery God.”
To show followers the way, members must learn the Supreme Mathematics and Supreme Alphabet — powerful tools to decipher the meaning of the universe. In both, each letter and number represents a concept: for example, 1 is knowledge, 2 is wisdom, while A is Allah and B is be, or born. The number 7 on Jay Z’s pendant stands for God.
Caucasians, meanwhile, don’t enjoy an exalted status in the narrative of the Five Percenters.
“The first lesson I learned from the Five Percent was simple: F–k white people. Seriously. White people are devils,” Knight, 36, who is white and converted to Islam as a teenager, once wrote.
He insisted the movement has been welcoming and that he views the controversial sentiment as a statement about power rather than biology.
“For me, it is about who is marked as privileged in the power relations of this society,” he says.
Some followers take exception to those who transform their flag into a fashion accessory.
“Jay Z is not an active member — no one has vouched for him” Saladin Allah, a representative of the group’s upstate region, told The Post. “It was always understood that you don’t wear the regalia if you don’t totally subscribe to the life.”
We grow up not having what we need because a lot of times our pride won’t let us ask. I have talked to several of my mentors and they told me to start telling people what I need! God will touch some folks and they will release it to you. Some folks have several cars while some folks don’t have one and need one and it’s time for you to start telling people what you need! Swallow your pride and speak up. You have not because you ask not. some of us had it and when we lose it we don’t want people to know that we are in need! OPEN YOUR MOUTH! The devil will plant a prideful seed In your spirit and you will go years without because you don’t want to ask. I wrote a list of things I need for my company and I’m sending it to people and I’m standing on God’s word to deliver!