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Will Smith Defends Netflix at Heated Cannes Jury Press Conference

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Jury Press Conference – 70th Cannes Film Festival, France – 17 May 2017
US actor Will Smith (L) attends the Jury press conference at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 17 May 2017. The festival runs from 17 to 28 May.

The Cannes Film Festival has never had a juror quite like Will Smith, who strode into the Palais to roars of applause that brought to mind the premiere of one of his action movies (think “MIB in Paris”).

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Chance the Rapper On Working With Kanye West: Genius Can Be Eccentric

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Kanye West and Chance the Rapper at the Magnificent Coloring Day Festival at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, September 24, 2016 . (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
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Today in eccentric Kanye West news: Chance the Rapper just revealed that he once witnessed West in a studio trying to make himself disappear. Read More

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Fubu Founder and Shark Tank Star Daymond John On His Battle With Thyroid Cancer

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Shark Tank star Daymond Jones who got his start as one of the founders of Fubu clothing line opened up about his discovery that he had Thyroid Cancer. In an interview with Good Morning America, the entrepreneur revealed that he found out about the cancer during a routine checkup.   “I have another half of my thyroid still in and in the event that it comes back, I’ll be able to fight it,” Daymond told Robin Roberts during the interview. He also said that since the doctors was able to detect it early that it was treatable.  “I understood that I had a challenge and if I would attack it now, then I wouldn’t have let it attack me and I had that removed. I didn’t miss anything, I was out partying and dancing two days later, he said. To read more about this story click here.

Actress Kat Graham Who Plays Jada Pinkett Smith In New Tupac Movie Says Jada Trusts Her With The Role

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It is one thing to portray an individual in a movie who is not alive anymore. It is another thing to mimic someone who is still around to see and critique your performance might be a little more difficult.

Such is the case with 27-year old actress Kat Graham who plays Jada Pinkett Smith in the new Tupac movie that’s coming out. “People are like, ‘Jada’s gonna see this movie,’ and I was like, ‘Ugh, I hadn’t thought about that,'” Graham said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. However Graham said that Jada called and gave her blessings and told her she trust her with the role. “It’s nice to be trusted with something as profound as that, and I just want to do her justice,” Graham stated. The movie comes out on June 16th.

Source: http://www.etonline.com/movies/216934_kat_graham_dishes_on_playing_jada_pinkett_smith_tupac_biopic_i_ve_always_loved_this_woman/

‘All the Men Here Are Either on Drugs or Unemployed’

The disappearance of manufacturing and the rise of opioid abuse has hit men in the Rust Belt hard. That’s meant women are left to pick up the pieces.

By: ALANA SEMUELS

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio—Heroin robbed Tracey Kemper-Hermann of her husband, and sometimes she misses him most when she’s trying to start her lawnmower. Her husband, Jason, had his own special trick to getting the finicky machine running, and since his death in 2014, the responsibility of cutting the grass has fallen to Kemper-Hermann. She’s accumulated other tasks too, like a sherpa adding more and more weight until her back might break. It’s not just figuring out how to support a family on one income. She has to change the flat tire on her daughter’s 2004 Dodge Neon, and navigate the difficulties of parenting, like deciding what to say when her daughter, now 17, comes downstairs wearing shorts that are just too short. “She’s a super good kid, but if she doesn’t come home when she’s supposed to, I think to him, ‘Why did you leave me alone with a teenager?’”

 

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LaVar Ball Said Lonzo Ball’s Z02 Shoe Is “Symbolic”

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In an interview with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on their show Undisputed; Lavar Ball defended the price of his son’s shoe. Lonzo’s shoe is “symbolic” Lavar said during the interview. He also talks about claims that he stole the logo. Watch the full interview below.

Sucka Moves By Funkmaster Flex: Disrespects 2Pac 20 Years After His Death and Challenges Taxstone while he is Jail

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

One of the things I didn’t like in 2Pac’s career was his decision to make diss records against Biggie and other artists on the East Coast. I was a fan of music from Jay Z, Nas and Mobb Deep and didn’t like how Pac was going at them. I was fan of Pac also; I just thought that negative energy towards other emcees was beneath him. I know battling and diss records are a part of Hip Hop culture but what Pac was doing was a little bit extra. I do understand that Pac situation was personal because he felt like he was set up in Quad studios in New York. It just so happened that Biggie and Puffy was in the studio that night. Pac felt like that they should been able to assist, warn or prevent the situation from going down that night. Pac was shot five times that night. It was incident that he spoke about in several interviews. He also spoke about in his songs Against All Odds.


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Chris Rock Admits He Cheated On His Ex-Wife With Three Other Women And One Of Them Was Famous

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Chris Rock opened up in an recent interview with Rolling Stone. He talked about his recent comedy tour and amongst other things his infidelities on his ex-wife. “I was a piece of s–t,” Chris Rock said in the interview. The 52 year old comedian said he an affair with three other women and one was famous. To read more about the story click here.