Today in celebrity gossip news, there’s a lot going on (like when is there ever not a lot going on right?) so let’s just dig right on in to it.
For all of you Empire fans who just love to see art imitate life, there’s a storyline on the show that is pretty much a good reflection of reality. It was recently revealed that Jussie Smollett is in fact gay. Smollett plays Jamal Lyon on the hit show, who happens to be gay and reluctant to really let it be known (until recently on the last episode when he laid it all on the line). It seems that Smollett is much like his character because he too was unwilling to straight out answer the question “gay question” when asked by Tracy G of “Sway in the Morning” if he preferred men.
“I’m not willing to confirm or deny anything. I live my life. If someone’s looking for a box to put me in, then that’s not going to happen. But I live my life. If you really want to know about me, just watch because I don’t hide anything. I just choose not to talk about my personal life.”
If you’re wondering how we know for sure then being that he tiptoed around the question, it’s because his costar and friend Malik Yoba confirmed it (intentionally or un intentionally we don’t really know) during an interview with Black Film stating,
“I think that our show represents a huge opportunity to stay in the culture beyond entertainment value and there’s an intrinsic nature of you have the gay factor, right?… like I know Jussie, he is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community.”
Well if you don’t know now you know huh.
If you grew up in the 90’s (like me) you remember the powerhouse R&B group Brownstone. Their vocals were on point and their songs always had you moving. Well, we are sad to report that one of the members, Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell, died over the weekend due to an apparent fall at her home. Details have been slowly forthcoming but we now know the way in which she died. It was not a suicide and homicide has been ruled out. It is just an unfortunate situation. She was reportedly holding a wine glass which she dropped during the fall and subsequently her head landed in the shards of glass which punctured the back of her neck in two places. We don’t really know what caused the fall. All we know is that she will be missed.
Kelly Osborne Says Bye, Bye
Kelly Osborne has left the building. The 30 year old recently parted ways with the E! show ‘Fashion Police” after the whole Giuliana Rancic Zendaya incident. According to sources, she warned Rancic to not say the now infamous comment about the former Disney star looking as if she smelled like “patchouli oil… or weed” because of her faux dreadlock look at this year’s Oscars ceremony. That’s right Kelly, stand up for what you believe in girl. In a world where anything goes, it good to see famous people call a spade a spade.
As mentioned above, Osborne left the show and almost immediately, E! started looking for her replacement. Rumor has it that Khole Kardashian is seriously being considered to fill the spot (because the Kardashians are not in our faces enough already). But I want to talk about the other rumored replacement- NeNe Leaks. According to several media outlets, there is a possibility she might get the gig and this would be a much welcomed change. Not because I care that much for NeNe Leaks, but because the “Fashion Police” needs some color. They have a gay man and three white women. They need a black voice who can speak to fashion as well. I really hope they go with Leaks being that it is also rumored she was supposed to replace Joan Rivers and not Kathy Griffin in the first place.
Ludacris and Wife Expecting
Congratulations are in order for the rapper Ludacris and his new bride Eudoxie Agnon. The newlyweds, who just tied the knot less than six months ago, are expecting their first child together. Luda already has two daughters, 13 and 1, from previous relationship and has been in a fierce custody battle with is most recent baby momma (she wants her baby back). I wonder how it’s all going to play out with the new baby on the way. Just saying, but doesn’t this pic look like a warmer version of the one that Justin Timberlake Instagramed with Jessic Biel?
Lupita’s Pearl Dress Fake
Remember the dress that was stolen from Lupita Nyong’o’s room after the Oscars? Well the good news is it was returned over the weekend. The interesting news is the thieves brought it back because the pearls were fake. They turned around and called out all of Hollywood for being artificial. Um okay. The thing I don’t get is how the authorities and other media outlets are dealing with the thieves. They are just up there talking to them, asking them questions about the dress like they made it or something. They had the choice, according to thieves, to steal her Oscar gift bag too but decided to go with the dress. Guess they are sorry they chose wrong on that one.
For the life of me I don’t understand why this former NFL player would even open his mouth and say that he would beat a woman (I mean come on… does Ray Rice ring a bell) but he did. With Ronda Rousey’s recent MMA win, Jesse Holley, former wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, said if given eight weeks to train, he is 100% confident he would beat her… Because… you know, that’s what you do when you are a tired, played out football player. You go around talking about the women you can beat up. Get out of here with that shit man. Nobody cares.