Kobe Bryant’s marriage is
officially back on again. The New York Daily News is reporting that the
10-year union between Kobe and wife Vanessa is still going strong. The
pair posted on Instagram and Facebook that they are indeed once again happily
“We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled,” Vanessa Bryant posted
on Instagram this past Friday. “Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are
looking forward to our future together.”
The Lakers star chose Facebook as his place to make the same
"I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together
as a family. When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made
beautiful by having that someone to share it with,” Kobe said via Facebook.
“Thank you all for your support and prayers! Much luv, Mamba out.”
Back in December 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce from NBA champion guard
citing “irreconcilable differences.” She sought joint custody of their two
daughters, Natalia, 9, and 6-year-old Gianna.
But TMZ reported that immediately after Vanessa filed
papers to end her marriage, Kobe attempted to win her back. The two have been
on-again and off-again ever since.
First, the Lakers star deeded over his interest in their three Newport
Beach, California, mansions to his wife. Later in December 2012, the two were
seen leaving arm-in-arm at the close of the Madison Square Garden Hurricane
Sandy relief concert in New York City. Kobe and Vanessa also reportedly spent
New Year’s Eve together. Later, the pair were spotted power lunching. Then on January 9, Kobe tweeted out a
pouty picture of his wife with the message, “Goodnight/good luck kiss from my
Kobe first met Vanessa at a music video shoot back in 1999 when she was 18
years old. The duo were engaged six months later. Today, the Bryants are once
again one big happy family
Don Cheadle, Django Unchained Win Golden Globes
The first major awards show of
the season is officially over, and some of the best
and brightest from movies and television are celebrating their
Don Cheadle scored a surprise win for Best Actor in a TV
Comedy Series for House of Lies, beating out 30
Rock's Alec Baldwin and Louie's Louis C.K. Django
Unchained scored the win for Best Screenplay, leaving Quentin
Tarantino visibly surprised. "Wow, I wasn't expecting this," the bold and
controversial director said sincerely. "I'm happy to be surprised."
night's most nominated film, Lincoln, was largely shut out from its seven
nominations but did score a win for lead actor Daniel Day-Lewis, whose
portrayal of the 16th president beat out Denzel Washington's turn
as an alcoholic pilot in Flight.
Steven Spielberg's biopic also got a boost from former president
Bill Clinton, who introduced the film. Clinton's appearance remained a
well-kept secret and the audience of Hollywood luminaries were clearly shocked
by his presence. "That was Hillary Clinton's husband!" exclaimed host
Amy Poehler, "That was exciting!"
Homeland swept on the
television front, scoring a Best Actress win for lead Claire Danes, Best
Actor for Damian Lewis and Best Television Series – Drama. It's the
second year of awards sweeps for the Showtime drama, which President Barack
Obama acknowledged is one of his favorite shows.
of the telecast include Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper
Smart's standing ovation for Ben Affleck's win for Best Director. The
Argo director and Lopez infamously dated several years ago and have
remained on friendly terms. Halle Berry presented the award to the
A-lister, who was controversially shut out from an Oscar nomination for his
critically-acclaimed film. Argo also scored a victory by winning Best
Picture – Drama, beating Oscar nominee Lincoln.
Django stars Kerry
Washington and Jamie Foxx also presented awards, though they were not
acknowledged for their performances.
But the most memorable moment of the
night was Jodie Foster's surprising, and seemingly unplanned, speech
about her sexuality. "I just have the sudden urge to say something I've never
been able to say in public," Foster began. "I am...single," she joked, before
she — sort of — came out. ”I already did my coming out about a thousand years
ago, back in the Stone Age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl
would open up to trusted friends and family, coworkers and then gradually,
proudly, to everyone who knew her. To everyone she actually met."
commenting on the media pressure to make big announcements about private
matters, she added, “If you had been a public figure since the time you were a
toddler, if you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal
against all odds, then maybe you too would value privacy above all else."
Destiny's Child to Reunite at Super Bowl Halftime Show
Beyoncé's 2013 comeback is
quickly morphing into something like a full-scale Destiny's Child
reunion. After yesterday's news that the iconic girl group has recorded a new
song for an upcoming compilation album, Us Weekly now reports that Bey's
sisters-in-arms, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, will be
joining her at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show in February.
Destiny's Child has not performed together on stage since the group formally
disbanded in 2005. According to reports, Rowland and Williams will join Beyoncé
after an initial solo segment and launch into a medley of the group's hits. The
DC portion of the show is said to culminate in the worldwide live debut of
"Nuclear," the trio's first new song in over eight years.
And that won't be the only new music of the evening. According to Us,
After Rowland and Williams leave the stage; Beyoncé will end the performance
with a performance of her own new song from an upcoming solo album.
Love Songs, the Destiny's Child compilation album which includes
"Nuclear," is scheduled for release January 22.
Kevin Hart on Real Husbands of Hollywood: “It Hasn’t Been Done, It Will
It all began as bunch of popular
and hilarious skits that aired during the broadcast of the 2011 BET Awards. Two years
later, Real Husbands
of Hollywood is a BET television series starring Kevin Hart,
JB Smoove, Boris Kodjoe, Nick Cannon and Robin
Thicke. The mock-reality series follows the stars through their daily and
surreal adventures in Hollywood.
BET.com caught up with
Husbands stars Hart
and Smoove, who shared why this series is must-see TV for all comedy
Why did you want to commit to Real Husbands of Hollywood?
We're mocking what everybody makes fun of on a regular basis. It's ridiculous.
They're fighting. They're going back and forth. We’re putting a group of men
together that are talented enough and aren't afraid to make fun of themselves.
We're catty. We're not getting along. We're getting along. We're friends. We're
not friends, but we're doing it in a fun way. It's unique. It hasn't been done,
which means it will be big.
What do you think about the show being criticized as offensive or that it
promotes negative racial stereotypes?
JB Smoove: I think that's
irrelevant, your statement, because funny is funny and men are going to be men —
white men, Black men, Indian men. We all do the same stupid stuff over and over
again, and that's why it's called "Real Husbands." We just happen to live in
Mock reality series are already ridiculous. Were there challenges that it
could never be cartoonish enough?
Kevin Hart: Well, I think the
brilliance behind the Real Husbands of Hollywood is, you know, wasn't in
creating these situations. The cast involved in our show becomes our situation.
We're making fun of ourselves.
Give us some examples of Real Husbands of Hollywood's brand of mock
Kevin Hart: Boris is known to be an attractive man, but
we feel like his time is past. Nobody thinks you're attractive anymore, Boris!
That becomes something to talk about. Nelly being a rapper, but he's into
weights. You know, stop lifting. It's too much!
J.B. Smoove: He also
spits a lot. Let's talk about it!
Kevin Hart: You know, Robin being with Paula Patton, we feel
like it's not fair because Paula Patton should be with one of us. We create our
own problems in our environment, and we react to those problems from the other
actors that are involved in the show.
French Montana to 50 Cent: "Let Me Eat"
French Montana stopped by
the Angie Martinez Show yesterday, and the up-and-coming spitter from the
Bronx opened up about his ongoing Twitter feud with Jamaica Queens kingpin 50
To hear French tell it, the beef between he and Fif isn't serious and wasn't
something he ever planned on.
"Me and him don't got no real problem. It's
just...I had said something on a interview he read," Montana said, referring to
a Complex magazine interview last year, in which he suggested that 50 was
past his prime. "He's probably just looking for anything. He read it, sent a
tweet out and I sent a tweet back. Ain't no problem with him. 50 is 50."
Though he acknowledged that swapping insults with Fif has been
"entertaining," French said he doesn't want to get bogged down in a contest with
"I've been doing good. I had a great year. I want to keep
going," he said. "That man already did his thing. I feel like it's my turn now.
I don't want to go back and forth with him. He already did his thing. Now it's
my turn. Let me eat."
Justin Timberlake Reveals Next Album in Open Letter
After teasing the world with the announcement of imminent new music three
days ago, Justin Timberlake has delivered with the release late last
night of "Suit & Tie," his first single in almost six years. The track
features a verse from Jay-Z and was produced by longtime
On his website, Justin posted
an open letter to fans describing his journey back to music after such a
"Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on
what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC," he wrote.
"What I came up with is something I couldn't be more excited about! It is
full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that
I've discovered along the way."
The recording sessions culminated in a new album dubbed The 20/20
Experience, which Timberlake says will be released this year.
"That's all I'm giving you for now," he wrote.
Justin's linking up with Jay-Z
for "Suit & Tie" is particularly significant given the pair's missed
connection on FutureSex/LoveSounds. In 2011 Justin revealed that he reached out to Jay to collaborate on
that album, but was rebuffed. Jay reportedly told the pop star, "I'll get you on
the next album," a promise he apparently kept.
Read Justin's full letter and
listen to "Suit & Tie" over at his website.
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