Kevin Hart is getting “back in the comedy club gym.” The actor, 37, hit the town Friday night to work on some new material at New York Comedy Club, where he hosted an open mic before making it big in Hollywood. “When the host … brought him up the audience was silent. They thought he was kidding, and when Kevin made his way to the stage [they] lost it,” a spy told Page Six. “It went on for two minutes. You could hear it out by the bar.” The comic went on to do thirty minutes of stand-up, but not before assuring the crowd that while the jokes were new, “they won’t be bad, I promise.” The weekend wasn’t entirely comprised of work for Hart, though, as he took in the Super Bowl with fellow funnyman, Cedric the Entertainer on Sunday.
Meek Mill was offended over rumors he robbed ex Nicki Minaj. The rapper said he absolutely didn't ransack Minaj's Los Angeles home — which was robbed of more than $200,000 this week — and he has his own jewels to prove it. "Do I look like I rob people?" Meek shouted at a camera man while holding onto several diamond necklaces. "I got about 450 on my neck, about 80 on the wrist, do I look like I rob people?" he continued.
n bedazzled hot pants, looking like some sort of sequined alien elf, and perched in genderqueer androgynous glory on the roof of a football stadium, Lady Gaga belted out “God Bless America,” sang a few phrases of “This Land Is Your Land,” and recited the unity statement: “one nation under God…” from the Pledge of Allegiance. Then she jumped off the damn building. This is Lady Gaga’s America. And it’s the one I’d like to think I live in.Rumors flew ahead of Gaga’s psychedelic extravaganza of pyrotechnics, athletic dancing, messages of acceptance, aerial stunts, drone choreography, and even a keytar. Beyoncé might come! (She did not, thus making Gaga’s choice of “Telephone” in the medley a cruel tease.) She’ll enter from the roof! (She did, descending suspended from wires that continued to whisk her through the sky like the star of the best drag queen production of Peter Pan you’ll ever see.) She’ll get political! (She sort of did.) She won’t get political. (She also sort of didn’t.) And, my favorite, she’ll perform a satanic ritual. (Unless you count the witchcraft required for her to dance like that in those fabulous high-heeled boots, sorry, Alex Jones, she did not.) What did happen was a high-energy one-woman show that soared on the star power and conviction of its tireless performer, whose vocals somehow never sounded better than during what amounted to one of the most athletic Super Bowl halftime shows we’ve seen. More, the performance was akin to Gaga, nearly a decade after her debut with “Just Dance,” planting her rainbow flag atop the mountain she’s spent her career climbing, leading her parade of fans—the outcasts, the outsiders, the rebels, and, yes, the gays—on the march up. On the biggest stage any performer—any human, really—can have, at a traditionally conservative showcase in front of a traditionally conservative audience, at a time when our culture is careening down a spiral of divisiveness, exclusion, fear, and hate, Lady Gaga very pointedly used her own position as a cultural lightning rod to electrify a message that was pro-gay, pro-unity, pro-feminist, pro-weirdo, and pro-fabulous. At a time when we need it the most. Did Lady Gaga keep politics out of her performance, or was the spectacle’s entire existence its own political act?
As of Monday, Gaga’s official website had been updated to reflect a slew of tour dates. The singer-songwriter will start the tour on a high note, opening Aug. 1 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, before hitting venues across the U.S., including The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., the Verizon Center in Washington and AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. The tour is slated to wrap on Dec. 14 in Salt Lake City. The Joanne world tour marks Gaga’s first major tour since her Cheek to Cheek tour with jazz/pop virtuoso Tony Bennett, which ran from 2014 to 2015. The megastar opted for more intimate shows with her latest venture: A three-stop dive bar tour previewing tracks from her critically received album, Joanne, which bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. By contrast, the 48-date Joanne world tour promises to be a sweeping affair and will likely hinge on the "raw Americana" vibe that characterized Gaga's fifth studio album. Fans can find the complete list of tour dates here.
President Donald Trump became the first president in modern history to have more than half of Americans disapprove of his job performance after only eight days in office, according to a new poll. The Gallup survey has tracked the approval rating of all presidents dating back to the administration of Harry Truman. As of Saturday, Trump's approval rating was at 42 percent, while 51 percent of respondents said they disapproved of his performance as president so far. Trump's rating hovered around an equal 45 percent approval to disapproval in the first few days and began to split on Thursday, the day after he signed an executive order moving forward with his proposed border wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. The announcement led to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceling a meeting with Trump scheduled for this coming week Prior to Trump, President Bill Clinton was the first to see his job disapproval hit at least 50 percent, a dubious achievement that came a 152 days into his first term in office. The number peaked at 54 percent disapproval nearly two years into his first term, and then stayed below 50 percent for the remainder of his presidency. President George W. Bush, by contrast, enjoyed relatively high approval and low disapproval ratings for his first term, with a huge spike in popularity coming shortly after the 9/11 attacks. But his approval started to drop shortly after his second term began and disapproval remained at 50 percent or higher for most of the rest of his time in office, peaking at 71 percent disapproval one month before Barack Obama was elected president.
Several celebs have been openly criticizing Donald Trump, but Matthew McConaughey is unlikely to be joining the protesters anytime soon. The Oscar winner said in a new interview that it's time to make peace with the new president. McConaughey, 47, was speaking to British Channel FI about his new movie, Gold, when the interviewer noted that "every single American actor or arty type who comes over to London dumps on Trump," and asked if it was time for Hollywood and America's cultural elite to give the former reality TV star "a break." And it's very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and time that we've ever had. At the same time, it's time for us to embrace, shake hands with this fact, and be constructive with him over the next four years," he continued in the interview posted on YouTube on Sunday, January 29. Matthew McConaughey: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me "So, even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he's said and done — which is another thing, we'll see what he does compared to what he had said — no matter how much you even disagreed along the way, it's time to think about how constructive can you be. Because he's our president for the next four years. At least." Madonna, Cher, Katy Perry, Chrissy Teigen and many more celebs took part in Women's March protests across the U.S. on January 21, the day after the real-estate mogul was inaugurated. PHOTOS: Matthew McConaughey's Hottest Shirtless Moments And several more actors, singers and comedians, including Ashton Kutcher, Pink and Ricky Gervais, were vocal in their condemnation of the president after he signed an executive order on Friday, January 27, that banned Syrian refugees and citizens from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
This shouldn't come as a shock to us who are Tamarians. Gaga and Braxton have been good friends for years. They both met through Tay Tay's husband, Vincent Herbert, who's the "Perfect Illusion" singer's manager. Taking to her IG, Braxton showed loads of love to her homie who killed her halftime set. In a series of posts, Tay Tay was clearly Gaga's biggest fan that night. The R&B singer uploaded pictures of the Pop singer chilling in the stadium before her show, as well as snapshots of how her Joanne album was doing after the set. All in all, Braxton was super proud her her sister.
One of her fans Photoshopped an image of her with a large stomach and Minaj thought it was hilarious. She always jokes around with her Barbz, so this prego "reveal" was just another funny moment between her and her fanbase. We can't lie. This pic that shows Minaj pregnant reminded us of reports of her ex Meek Mill saying that she was once pregnant by him. Back in January, the Philly rapper reportedly revealed this on his Snapchat. So, this funny photo of Minaj with a bun in the oven could be her comical clap back to that rumor. Take a look at Nicki Minaj's pregnant "announcement" above -- and check out her Barbz reactions below, too. They're priceless!
While enjoying festivities for tonight’s big game, T.I. turned heads in Houston when he walked a red carpet with a new woman. The King of the South was seen at the NFL Media party with a beautiful woman by his side… and people quickly speculated that she was his new boo considering that he and Tiny are divorcing.
A weird whodunnit emerged after the Patriots' incredible Super Bowl win: Tom Brady's game jersey has gone AWOL. When the MVP greeted team owner Robert Kraft in the locker room after the game, Brady can be heard telling him, "Someone stole my game jersey," reports NFL.com. At another point, Brady called over team security and equipment managers to help search, unsuccessfully. “It was right here. I know exactly where I put it,” Brady said, per USA Today. "Not good." CBS Sports thinks the best guess is that someone from the NFL took it for safe-keeping—perhaps for the Hall of Fame—but so far it remains missing. "It's going to be on eBay soon," Brady said while leaving the stadium.
Last week Nicki Minaj posted a picture of herself, Lil Wayne and Drake in the studio together on Instagram. And now, Drake has given fans more hope of a Young Money reunion. Drizzy performed at London's O2 Arena this weekend and teased the stadium crowd by saying, “We may have to do something special.” He added that he'd talked to Nicki on the phone before the show and "we might have to do some…Young Money reunion [stuff] out here or something. I might have to bring my friends from America, all my friends from Canada and the whole OVO.”
In an interview with "The Insider," Mathew Knowles not only admitted that he had no idea Beyoncé was pregnant, but many people believe that he accidentally revealed the sexes of her unborn twins. At first, the sit-down was going smoothly. Knowles was speaking about the moment he found out Bey was expecting. “I was shocked. I got a first text, and I was like, ‘Why is this person saying congratulations?’ Then I get a second text from one of my students at Texas Southern, and I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ He was like, ‘Go to the web.’ I didn’t know myself,” he said. Then, Knowles' tongue slipped when he went into further detail about Bey's pregnancy. “I’m extremely proud and happy, both with Jay and her," the proud Pops said. “And Blue Ivy is going to have some brothers and sisters. She is already excited.” As soon as he said this, the interviewer asked him if that meant that Bey was having a boy and a girl. Then, Knowles attempted to clarify his comments.
On December 10th, 1964, Doctor Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At age 35, King was the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious award, and only the second African-American to win it. When notified that he'd been chosen, he announced that he would donate his prize money (more than $54,000) to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.