Lil Wayne is "doing better" after an in-flight medical scare on Thursday afternoon that forced the Young Money rapper's plane to make an emergency landing in Texas. After Weezy had suffered from seizure-like symptoms on a private jet, the craft landed in an undisclosed location in Texas, according to TMZ. From there, he was taken to a local hospital and treated for several hours before being released around 6 p.m. local time. As of press time, further information about his condition was not released and it's unclear what the rapper was being treated for. [Read More]
Beyoncé wants you to know that she officially has her game face on for next year’s Super Bowl. After news broke yesterday that she was all set to take the stage for the half-time show at Superbowl XLVII in New Orleans, she posted a photo to her official website confirming the news.Although we’ll have to wait until Game Day to find out the set list, ‘If you like it, put a ring on it’ would be an appropriate track to perform as next year’s two teams face off. Now put your hands up. Oh Oh oh... You ready?
An arrest order has been issued by Florida police after producer Scott Storch, the man behind hits such as Fat Joe's Lean Back, failed to pay over $20,000 in child support. TMZ reports that Storch owes $28,300 to the mother of his child, and not only has he failed to come up with the money, but he also missed his court date to explain why the money has yet to be paid. The judge promptly issued an arrest order, and told the police to find Storch and bring him directly to court. [Read More]
Lance Armstrong’s post cancer aura of invincibility is starting to crash and burn before our very eyes. Last month Armstrong was stripped of seven Tour De France championships by the USADA. Today TMZ is reporting that 11 of Armstrong’s former United States Postal Service cycling teammates turned informant on him, and testified against him in an investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Some of those cyclist include Floyd Landis, George Hincapie, and Tyler Hamilton. The USADA released a statement on the matter. [Read More]
Gas prices have hit an all-time high in California, as the state-wide average got all the way up to $4.655 per gallon, according to AAA's report on Sunday. Of course, people living in metropolitan areas fared the worst; plenty of motorists paid $5/gal or more, and a few were even duped by a gouger in Long Beach who charged an absurd $6.65/gallon. That's almost as bad as England's $1.92/litre ($7.27/gallon).
Dwyane Wade has departed from Jordan Brand for Li-Ning according to a source familiar with the situation, as well as Li-Ning sponsored basketball player Evan Turner, who tweeted a message welcoming D Wade to the brand. There had been much speculation that Wade would depart from the brand after news that he would not be debuting a new signature shoe. Wade’s landing at Li-Ning now leaves the Chinese brand with a growing roster of talented players in the NBA. As the new headline athlete for the brand, we can”t wait to see what Wade rocks on the court when the upcoming NBA season starts.
Perhaps the worst-kept secret in the world of secret agents, Adele confirmed what has been widely discussed and all but confirmed for weeks: that she'll be singing the theme for the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall. On Tuesday, the singer tweeted a picture — without comment — of sheet music for a song called "Skyfall," which she wrote with her "Rolling in the Deep" co-writer, Paul Epworth. Shortly thereafter, a message on the James Bond Facebook page officially announced the single and included a statement from Adele. [Read More]
With the investigation surrounding Chris Lighty's death taking all sorts of twists and turns, the private investigation funded by rapper 50 Cent seems to have eliminated any financial motive for Lighty to have taken his own life. According to Fox 5 news, the investigation into the music producer's death seems to have taken a new direction, as his heartbroken mother is now looking to file a wrongful death lawsuit against whoever may have been responsible. [Read More]
Executives at Universal Records have had enough. After pictures of a newly-plump Lady Gaga surfaced last week, they've told the fame monster to hurry up and lose some weight. “She loves to eat, but because of her tiny frame it shows if she doesn’t work out as much as normal," said a source. "Executives told her to quit gorging on her favorite foods." In the meantime, they've ordered some larger outfits for her tour. [Read More]
As previously reported, Shakira and Usher are both set to take on roles as judges of The Voice next year when original judges Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green depart the series at the end of the this season. So, like with any major reality TV deal that goes down, it was only a matter of time before their salary deets were released. [See More]