Cardi B creates doll that she says represents her
Cardi B is taking over the doll business. She dropped the announcement on her Instagram and during Today 3rd Hour on Friday that she is making her own doll for girls. During her appearance on Today 3rd Hour on Friday, Cardi B explained she always bought a doll for Kulture, her 2-year-old daughter and admitted that some of the dolls were “too expensive.”“I’ve never seen a doll look like me, or a doll that represents me,” she said during the interview. Cardi B also said on Instagram she plans to create more dolls. The doll was available for pre-orders on Real Women Are’s website for a limited time.
Dwayne 'The Rock’ Johnson announces XFL to return in Spring 2022
HOUSTON – After suspending the rest of its seasons due to the coronavirus outbreak in March, the XFL will return in Spring 2022, according to former wrestling star and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “As owners, we’re proud to champion our XFL players, coaches, cities and fans into an electrifying 2022 season!” Johnson tweeted. A league of culture, passion and purpose.”XFL returns SPRING 2022 🏈As owners, we’re proud to champion our XFL players, coaches, cities and fans into an electrifying 2022 season! Houston’s team, the Houston Roughnecks had a great season and were among the top teams in the league. You can see our past coverage of the Houston Roughnecks here.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson, wife and daughters test positive for COVID-19
LOS ANGELES (AP) Dwayne The Rock Johnson says he and his family tested positive for the coronavirus. Johnson announced their diagnosis in an 11-plus minute video on Instagram on Wednesday. He called the ordeal one of the most challenging and difficult things weve had ever to endure.The actor said he along with wife, Lauren Hashian, and two young daughters contracted the virus, but have now recovered. He says his daughters bounced back after having sore throats for a couple days. But for Johnson and his wife, he says they both had a rough go.
3 producers exit DeGeneres' show amid workplace complaints
LOS ANGELES Three producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show have exited amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that harbored misbehavior including sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks. Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have parted ways with the long-running daytime series, a spokesperson for producer Warner Bros. said in a statement Monday. Most of the allegations were tied to executive producers and senior managers, including Glavin, Leman and Norman, BuzzFeed News said. DeGeneres informed staff of the shakeup Monday in a video conference call, according to Variety, which first reported the development. In a separate July statement, Warner Bros. said parent company WarnerMedia's investigation revealed what it called "some flaws in the shows daily management."
Flex Seal Family of Products founder Phil Swift talks Houston connection
HOUSTON You guys probably know Phil Swift for his energetic Flex Seal Family of Products ads, including the infamous commercial where he saws a boat in half and then fixes it! The Flex Seal brand boasts a variety of different products like Flex Glue, Flex Paste, Flex Tape, Flex Seal Liquid, Flex Seal Spray, and Flex Shot, among others. Phils first Flex Seal commercial aired during overnight time slots in March of 2011, and America just really loved the product, and the company been working hard ever since. Even celebs like Jerry Seinfeld, Charles Barkley and Jimmy Fallon are fans of Phils products! For more information on the Flex Seal Family of Products, click HERE.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show under internal investigation after complaints of toxic work environment
HOUSTON The Ellen DeGeneres Show is being investigated by parent company WarnerMedia, following several complaints of a toxic work environment, including reports of intimidation and racism, according to the Los Angeles Times. Variety first reported that a memo was sent last week to show staff from Telepictures Warner Bros. Television executives notifying them of the investigation. The investigation comes following multiple reports discussing the working conditions and staffers experience at the day-time show. Its not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us, the group wrote. For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us.
Malik B, founding member of The Roots, has died at 47
This image provided by @mpozitolbertphotography shows Malik B in studio. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to the group, which includes Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Tariq Black Thought Trotter. (@mpozitolbertphotography via AP)LOS ANGELES Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to the group, which includes Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Tariq Black Thought Trotter. We regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member Malik Abdul Basit, the group said on Twitter.
Megan Thee Stallion describes her shooting in tearful video
FILE - Megan Thee Stallion attends Variety's Hitmakers Brunch on Dec. 7, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif. Police say that rapper Tory Lanez, who was with Megan Thee Stallion on the morning of the shooting, was arrested on suspicion of having a concealed weapon. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Monday that she had gunshot wounds in both feet and gave new details about the shooting earlier this month that she called "the worst experience of my life" in an emotional online video. Lanez, a 27-year-old Canadian rapper and singer whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, has not been charged in relation to the shooting. Megan Thee Stallion has seen a major recent rise on the rap and pop music scene, topping the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart this year with her remix of Savage" featuring Beyonc.
MythBusters host Grant Imahara dies at age 49
(CNN) Grant Imahara, host of Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" and Netflix's "White Rabbit Project," has died, according to a statement from the Discovery Channel. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. "Beyond his time with the Discovery family, Grant was one of the few officially trained operators for famed droid R2-D2 within the Star Wars universe, he also engineered the Energizer Bunny's iconic rhythmic beat." Former "MythBusters" co-host Adam Savage said on Twitter, "I'm at a loss. I've been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years.
Vanilla Ice to perform Fourth of July weekend concert near Austin as coronavirus cases surge
Vanilla Ice is planning to perform a Fourth of July set near Austin. PA Images via ReutersAs coronavirus cases continue to surge in Texas, one venue outside Austin says it still plans to host an in-person concert Friday with rapper Vanilla Ice. "Music is part of Emerald Point and it will always be part of us going forward." Brannam told the Austin Chronicle, which first reported the plans for the concert, that Emerald Point is officially categorized as a restaurant because at least 51% of its sales are food. On Wednesday, state health officials reported its highest number of coronavirus cases yet with 8,000 new cases.
Beyonc is helping black-owned businesses with new directory and some Houston spots are on the list
HOUSTON Houstons own Beyonc Knowles-Carter is showing her support of black-owned businesses across the country amid growing calls for social justice. The superstar released a directory of black-owned businesses along with her song Black Parade on Juneteenth and some local businesses were included in that list. Houston This is Soul Food near Houstons Third Ward is one of those businesses and KPRC 2s Brandon Walker caught up with the owner Tuesday. Businesses that wish to be included in the directory can sign up on the Black Owned Everything website.
Tom Pettys family issues a cease and desist order to Trump campaign
(CNN) The family of the late Tom Petty has filed a cease and desist notice to the Trump campaign after one of the musician's songs was played at the President's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. While the family said they stand for America and democracy, they believe President Donald Trump does not represent "noble ideals of either." CNN has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.
That 70s Show actor Danny Masterson arrested on rape charges in Los Angeles
(CNN) Actor Danny Masterson, best known for his role on "That '70s Show," was charged with three counts of rape, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Wednesday. Masterson is charged with forcibly raping three women in separate incidents occurring between 2001 and 2003, a press release from the District Attorney's Office said. The people who know Mr. Masterson know his character and know the allegations to be false." Authorities say Masterson, who is charged by his full name Daniel Peter Masterson, is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman between January and December 2001. Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit," Masterson's statement said in the 2017 statement.
Queen Latifah reveals why Gone With the Wind should permanently be removed from HBO Max
While HBO Maxs decision to temporarily remove Gone With the Wind from its streaming library in order to add historical context to the 1939 film caused an uproar for some, actress Queen Latifah says the film should be gone for good. Let Gone with the Wind be gone with the wind, Latifah said in an interview with the Associated Press last week. Latifah, who portrays McDaniel in the Netflix series Hollywood," said the story behind McDaniels Oscar win for Gone With the Wind is not as shiny as the golden trophy, AP reports. According to Latifah, McDaniel wasnt allowed in the theater at the 1940 Oscar awards, and she was only brought in to recite an acceptance speech scripted by the studio. You know thats not what the hell she wanted to say, Latifah told the Associated Press.
25 reasons why Selena is the most celebrated Mexican-American artist
Here are 25 reasons why Selena will always be a cultural icon and why her legacy will never fade. Won 36 Tejano music awards. She has won 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, most recently in 2017. The first female in Tejano music to win a Grammy. Netflix reveals Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla in Selena: The Series (Netflix)
Queen of Tejano Selena will be inducted into the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Star Trail of Fame
HOUSTON – Selena Quintanilla-Pérez will be remembered forever at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo after the rodeo announced they will induct the slain star in the Star Trail of Fame. Feb. 26 was the 25th anniversary of Selena’s last concert, which was at the rodeo. The planned induction is scheduled for Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at NRG center’s second floor outside the rodeo offices, coinciding with RodeoHouston’s Go Tejano Day. Selena will be the ninth star honored with a plaque to commemorate her years of music at the rodeo, including her three performances inside Reliant Astrodome. Several RodeoHouston entertainers paid tribute to the Queen of Tejano such as Becky G, Kacey Musgraves and Camilla Cabello in the past year.
Here’s how you can now get new limited-edition Selena cups in Houston
HOUSTON – Calling all Selena Quintanilla fans. Stripes announced it will release two new limited-edition commemorative collectible cups to celebrate 25 years of the Tejano queen’s legacy. Fans will be able to buy the cups beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 29 at participating Stripes stores in Houston and across Texas. One of the new cups, named “Selena Legend," features a bright yellow lid and different images that showcase Selena’s legacy and career. “I am excited to finally share the 2020 Stripes Selena Cups, the 25th Year Collection, with her fans," said Quintanilla.
Janet Jackson to make Houston stop on ‘Black Diamond Tour’
HOUSTON – Janet Jackson has delivered some exciting news for her fans! The pop icon revealed she’s kicking off her “Black Diamond Tour” in June and she’ll be performing in Houston at the Toyota Center on Aug. 7. The show will include new music from her forthcoming “Black Diamond” album. She’s also including a special performance of Rhythm Nation. Tickets will be available to purchase at noon on Thursday.
24 powerful photos by which to remember Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant reacts in the third quarter against the Utah Jazz at a game held April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant warms up with daughter Gianna Bryant during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Kobe Bryant speaks in a news conference after announcing his retirement at Staples Center on Nov. 29, 2015. Kobe Bryant celebrates after scoring 60 points in his final NBA game at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 29, 2019.
People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive
FILE - This Nov. 2, 2019 file photo shows John Legend at the 2019 LACMA Art and Film Gala in Los Angeles. People magazine has named Legend as the sexiest man alive in their special double issue on newsstands nationwide on Nov. 15. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES, CA – R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Shelton, who was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, announced Legend's honor on "The Voice." The country singer then handed Legend some short shorts with bedazzled letters "EGOTSMA" to signify the singer's many honors: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and now, Sexiest Man Alive.
Chrissy Teigen honored at Baby2Baby gala
Kate Hudson arrives at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)CULVER CITY, CA – Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry. "I feel honored to be honored," Teigen said. Legend praised Teigen for being an advocate for children through Baby2Baby. The nonprofit organization looks for high-profile celebs to highlight their mission of helping provide basic necessities to children living in poverty. Teigen said she and Legend have tried to instill the importance of giving to the less fortunate in their young children, Luna and Miles.
What celebrity would you want to be your neighbor?
According to Zillow's annual survey, Taylor Swift is the celebrity Americans would most want as a neighbor. CBSN's Jamie Yuccas tells us about the other two stars who made the list, and the three celebrities people would least like to have living next-door.cbsnews.com