Joseph Okpako/WireImageNe-Yo is hitting the stump for Hillary Clinton.
The Grammy-winning singer will hold a special Get Out the Vote show for the Democratic presidential candidate in Raleigh, North Carolina Tuesday as part of Clinton's "Love Trumps Hate" performance series.
Ne-Yo will also urge North Carolinians to vote, either early or on Election Day, November 8.
Additional details about the event, including information on ticket distribution, will be released soon.
Artists scheduled for future Get Out the Vote events include Jay Z in Cleveland on November 4, and Katy Perry in Philadelphia the following day.
Photo Courtesy of Primary WaveCypress Hill is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their self-titled debut album not only with a world tour and re-issue of their 1991 studio project, but also with their own set of emojis.
The iconic hip-hop group collaborated with New York based company Emoji Fame to create more than 100 emojis for their fans to use, including images of band members Sen Dog, DJ Muggs and B-Real, hydraulic lowrider cars and iconic song lyrics like "insane in the brain."
"Cypress Hill are bonafide legends, so when we were presented with the opportunity to do a set of emojis for them in conjunction with their debut album's 25th anniversary, we went insane in the membrane," said co-founder of Emoji Fame, Gavin Rhodes.
You can purchase Cypress Hill's emoji set now for the retail price of 99 cents, on the usual digital platforms.
The group is set to perform for their annual Haunted Hill show in New York City's Terminal 5 this Friday, alongside special guests, Naughty by Nature.
Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for ReebokTeyana Taylor is revealing the secrets to her coveted physique with the launch of her new fitness website, Fade 2 Fitness.
The singer-dancer announced the news on Instagram, where she showed off some of her amazing dance moves to fans in a new video.
"I'm proud to FINALLYYYYYY announce FADE 2 FITNESS!!!" Taylor wrote. "Everyone, please check out the link in my bio! Sign up to stay updated on upcoming dance workouts and behind the scenes footage of my workout choreography that I did to get back in shape after having baby Junie!"
According to Taylor, dancing is the best way to "get fit" like her, with the singer adding, "DONT SLEEP ON DANCE!! The new year is AROUND THE CORNER so sign up, Submit and dance with me to 2 Get Fit!!!"
In August, Taylor revealed to Vogue that dancing was the way she stayed healthy. “My diet sucks. I eat pizza, fried chicken, macaroni; I don’t eat vegetables. But I dance!”
ABC/ Lou RoccoBriana Latrise Isaacs, daughter of Mary J. Blige's soon to be ex-husband, Kendu Isaacs, is jumping to her father's defense, saying she's doesn't "understand why everyone is acting like he's not entitled to alimony."
In an interview with the Official AO, Briana responds to the question of whether she feels the media has been treating her family unfairly.
"Maybe this is some grand life lesson from the Universe… for the both of them," Briana begins. "I think that it’s interesting to me how people talk about my father like he never did anything lol. Like he’s begging for money out of nowhere."
Isaacs, who stars on WeTV's Growing Up Hip Hop then adds, "They were together for 17 years, he managed her career, I don’t understand why everyone is acting like he’s not entitled to normal alimony or maintenance. Lol. Seriously. I don’t know. I think people are weird. I never understood society."
As previously reported, Mary's ex, Kendu had filed for temporary spousal support, requesting that the singer pay him $129,319 per month. Kendu claimed that Mary had been the official breadwinner during their twelve-year marriage, and he had grown accustomed to their lifestyle.
ABC/Randy HolmesMariah Carey's rep has responded to numerous reports that the singer and her billionaire fiance James Packer had called off their engagement.
In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, the rep said, "Mariah and James had a fight in Greece, and have not seen each other since. The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah. James is one of the most successful businessmen in the world."
The rep added, "They are trying to work it out. Right now, they’re not sure if they will stay together. They are discussing it, and plan to release an official statement together about their future.”
The reports claimed that James' reluctance to participate in Mariah's reality show, coupled with his annoyance at her spending habits, led to the couple to call it quits.
Packer and Mariah were first linked in June of 2015, and he proposed to her in January with a 35-carat diamond ring. Mariah was still wearing the ring on October 22, when she and her former husband Nick Cannon and their twins attended a Halloween party in L.A.
Jimmy FontaineKevin Gates was found guilty of battery on Wednesday, following an incident in which the rapper kicked 19-year old female fan Miranda Dixon in the chest and stomach during a performance at Rumor's Nightclub in Lakeland, Florida last August.
Gates, born Kevin Jerome Gilyard, was sentenced to six months in a Polk County jail and one year of probation, after only two hours of deliberation by the jury, the New York Daily Newsreported.
In court, Dixon stated that Gates "kicked her so hard that she fell backward and blacked out" and later experienced stomach pain.
Gates' lawyer, Jose Baez, tried to have Dixon's charges dropped using the Stand Your Ground law, which allows a person to "stand their ground" as a form of defense against bodily harm or death.
Gates claimed that he was defending himself as "a warning" to Dixon, because she kept grabbing his pants.
"Her credibility is to be questioned and you will not be able to beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt in this case believe her," said Baez. "And that is why you should enter a verdict of not guilty in this case."
After the verdict, Gates's wife, Dreka Gates, wrote a lengthy message about her husband's sentencing on Instagram.
"You mean to tell me that @iamkevingates kick the girl in the red jumpsuit and knocked the breathe [sic] out her? She claims she fainted, but yet she and her friend stayed at the club at the front of the stage even after this incident," Dreka began.
"She also touched him FIRST (more than once) without his consent but yet he was the one sentenced to jail today for the same crime. Thanks for taking my husband away from our kids (sarcasm) #itsnotoverjustyet."
Dennis LeupoldSevyn Streeter's national anthem performance was canceled Wednesday night at the Philadelphia 76ers versus Oklahoma Thunder basketball game -- because, according to the singer, she showed up for the performance wearing a "We Matter" jersey.
The singer posted a video on her social media accounts about the incident, which has since been retweeted 15,000 times and viewed over 47,000 times on Instagram thus far.
Representatives for both the NBA and the Sixers haven't confirmed the reason why Streeter's performance was canceled.
There may be trouble in Mariah Carey's paradise. An Australian magazine reports that her fiance, Australian billionaire James Packer, has broken off the engagement.
The magazine claims that Packer and Mariah had a falling out over her upcoming reality show, because he wasn't happy about the fact that she was willing to expose their private lives to the world. In addition, the mag claims Packer didn't appreciate Mariah's "extravagant spending." He's allegedly going to allow her to keep the multi-million dollar ring he gave her back in January.
According to the magazine, Packer's family also wasn't thrilled that Mariah didn't attend his sister's 50th birthday party, and the singer didn't get along with Packer's mother.
Following their split, the magazine claims, Packer has sought support from his first wife, while Mariah's been spending time with her ex, Nick Cannon.
A source close to Packer confirms to Peoplethat he and Mariah "split a couple weeks ago," but adds, "It’s possible they will get back together. They are still talking, but James needed a break.”
The source confirms the magazine's report that "some of Mariah's eccentric ways, especially her spending habits," led to the split, as well as Packer's desire to not appear in her upcoming reality show.
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesWhen Prince’s estate is finally settled, there will be two fewer people collecting a piece of it.
Carver County, MN, District Judge Kevin Eide on Wednesday excluded two would-be heirs from any further consideration, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Brianna and Victoria Nelson claimed they were entitled to a share because Prince referred to their father, Duane Nelson Sr., as his brother, because Prince’s father, John L. Nelson, treated Duane Nelson like a son.
However, Eide ruled that without evidence of a genetic connection between Nelson and Prince, whose birth name was Prince Rogers Nelson, there’s no law to support the sisters’ claim. Prince died April 21 of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.
The ruling leaves six heirs with claim to the estate: Tyka Nelson, who’s Prince’s sister, and five half-siblings.
A seventh person may also have a claim. Corey Simmons, who’s Brianna Nelson’s half-brother, insists Prince’s father intended to adopt Duane Nelson, Simmons’ father. Confused yet? Judge Eide gave Simmons until November 25 to produce evidence supporting his claim.
Although Prince’s estate’s estimated to be worth up to $300 million, there may not be much left to split after the tax bill is paid, which is expected to take about half of the estate’s value.
Bruce Glikas/FilmMagicJennifer Holliday, currently starring as Shug Avery in the Broadway musical revival of The Color Purple, explains to People that her present-day comeback follows years of strife, including a struggle with depression and a suicide attempt at the age of 30.
"When I was suffering with depression, people weren't talking about depression. It had a stigma. Nobody asked me about it," she said.
After spending "three healing months in a sanatorium," Holliday realized that her unstable mental health stemmed from issues with her weight.
"I had thought I was really ugly. I had just been dropped by my record company because they called me too unattractive and not marketable," she explained. "My record company dropped me, I can't get a boyfriend -- that's the reason! I'm too big," added the vocalist.
Even following gastric bypass surgery through which she lost 124 pounds, Holliday recalled still not have any friends or steady employment.
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, eventually causing temporary blindness in her left eye, the recording artist fought her way back to a successful life in the spotlight, using a positive frame of mind.
"There's so much great power of our mind that we take for granted, and how we think and what positiveness can do," Holliday declared.
"There was some purpose that I didn't die when I tried to kill myself. So I decided I was going to fight for life."
Holliday's run in The Color Purple at New York City's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre ends on January 8.
Kris Connor/Getty ImagesPusha T recently sat down with Senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Liberty City block party in Miami, Florida to talk about several key issues affecting Americans today, including the criminal justice system.
A video clip of the conversation was posted to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's YouTube channel.
"My biggest concern is the criminal justice system. We're definitely on the same page, in regards to knowing that it's flawed and it needs to be fixed," said Pusha.
"There's a lot of reforms that are necessary," responded Kaine. "There's policing reforms to make sure that we have communities where everybody respects the law, but people have to be respected by the law too. That's really important and in some of our communities that's not the case," he added.
Pusha also brought up the topic of moving forward in a country where systemic racism appears to remain in place, to which Kaine replied, "There's just more progress to achieve, but we keep moving forward."
The politician also detailed his ticket's plans for education, which include a proposal to make college tuition affordable and debt-free in various circumstances.
"We want to expand early childhood education and then we want to make higher education more affordable. We want to make college debt-free for everybody. If your family makes less than $125,000 a year and then if you're already out of college, we want to help people be able to re-finance their debt," said Kaine.
Kaine also answered Pusha T's question about health-care reform.
"We're gonna keep what's working and then we will find ways to improve how we cover people and the cost of health insurance," he said.
In the end, Pusha T urged people to vote, saying, "We need to be heard. Voting is the best way to express that vote."
10/30 -- Iowa, IA, Blue Moose 10/31 -- Lincoln, NE, Bourbon Theatre 11/1 -- Denver, CO, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom 11/2 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex 11/4 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre 11/5 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theater 11/7 -- Eugene, OR, McDonald Theater 11/9 -- San Francisco, CA, The Regency Ballroom 11/10 -- Fresno, CA, Rainbow Ballroom 11/12 -- Los Angeles, CA, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival* 11/13 -- Santa Ana, CA, The Observatory 11/15 -- Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theater 11/17 -- Houston, TX, Warehouse Live 11/18 -- Mobile, AL, Soul Kitchen 11/21 -- Charlotte, NC, The Underground 11/22 -- Richmond, VA, The National 11/23 -- Baltimore, MD, Soundstage 11/25 -- New York, NY, Webster Hall 11/27 -- Toronto, ON, The Phoenix Concert Theatre 11/28 -- London, ON, London Music Hall 11/30 -- Montreal, QC, Metropolis 12/1 -- Providence, RI, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 12/02 -- Clifton Park, NY, Upstate Concert Hall
ABC/Randy HolmesKanye West wanted his fans to sing for Kid Cudi last night at his Saint Pablo concert in Inglewood, California.
"So Cudi, he is in rehab right now, but he got a number-one song on the radio and I want you to sing so he can hear it," said Ye to the audience, while performing his smash hit "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1."
A video of the heartfelt tribute was captured by fan Twitter account, Team Kanye Daily.
Cudi checked himself into rehab earlier this month for anxiety and depression, stating that he deserved to have peace.
Before then, the recording artist and actor wrote a series of tweets, with one in particular that dissed both Kanye and Drake.
Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/HBOBeyoncé has been named as one of the finalists for the 2016 Billboard Touring Awards, joining Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and British rock band Coldplay.
Billboard reports that the celebrated singer has received several nominations as a finalist in the categories of Top Draw, Top Tour -- for the highest-grossing tour of the year -- and the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award.
The 2016 Billboard Touring Awards will present the winners on November 9 at the publication's Touring Conference & Awards event in Beverly Hills, California.
ABC/Randy HolmesLooks like Mariah Carey won’t be performing in South America as planned. The singer has confirmed that her shows in Chile, Argentina and Brazil have been cancelled. In a tweet, Mariah indicates tour promoters were to blame.
“Devastated my shows in Chile, Argentina & Brazil had to be cancelled,” she writes. “My fans deserve better than how some of these promoters treated them.”
She adds, “I love my lambs in #SouthAmerica and will do everything I can to come in 2017 the proper way. Thank you for understanding.”
Mariah was slated to kick off the South American leg of her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 28. She’ll still be playing two dates in Mexico -- Mexico City and Monterrey -- on November 8 and 9.