We thought we'd had our fill of scorching hot tea for the day, but LisaRaye and Nicole Murphy herself are refilling our cups to the top. Nicole's super ridiculous explanation about those pics of her seemingly making out with married director Antoine Fuqua, plus LisaRaye accuses her of cheating another husband!
Oh?! Apparently we've been saying Hello to our friends all wrong this whole time. After these pics surfaced today showing Nicole Murphy and actress Lela Rochon's director husband Antoine Fuqua lip-locked while barely clothed by the pool in Italy, Nicole's got an explanation.
Gather 'round. It's a doozy.
In a just issued statement, Nicole explains that the pics showed her simply greeting a family friend. Nicole revealed to Love B. Scott:
“Antoine and I are just family friends. I ran into him in Italy and we exchanged a friendly hello and that was it.”
So, Nicole, you're telling us that you just so happened to be in this random Italian city of Ischia where a caveside movie festival just so happened to be taking place and where Antoine Fuqua just so happened to be and you all just so happened to cross paths and say "Wassup"? Twice?
That's not all. LisaRaye McCoy commented on TSR's Instagram post featuring pics of Nicole and Antoine kissing. LisaRaye said:
"Gurl @nikimurphy you went after @iamlelarochon husband too?...smh So wrong...again!!!"
As you recall, LisaRaye was previously married to the now former Prime Minister of Turks & Caicos Michael Disick. LisaRaye previously accused Michael of cheating with multiple women, including a few American celeb women.
The famed director reportedly has not one, but TWO love children while being married to his wife of 20 years, "Waiting To Exhale" star Lela Rochon. Sighs...
The Equalizer director admitted to fathering a son, named Roman Jimenez, with a woman named Ruth Jimenez, in court documents dated August 2010. In the paperwork (obtained by Hollywood Street King), he revealed he was ordered to pay $10,000/month in child support and that he owed $86,000 in back child support. He was petitioning the court to lower his child support order to $3,134/month because he said he couldn't afford the ordered payments.
Two years later, it was alleged Fuqua had another baby! A girl this time.
According to HSK, a UK model/actress said The Magnificant Seven director admitted to not using protection while sexing one of his mistresses and ended up fathering a ba with the woman. The UK model explained how a woman - who claimed to have had his daughter - came to his house in Venice Beach and started assaulting him while threatening to tell his wife about their love child. The model said after he got the woman out of his house, he admitted to her that he was the father of the woman's baby. Chile...
“I am a model/actress from London. I met Antoine Fuqua through Scott Steindorff. He was in talks with Fuqua to direct Pablo Escobar movie."
I had a brief affair with the man. While at his property/office in Venice Beach, I witnessed a woman attacking him over the daughter she has that he is the father of and doesn’t see/pay for. She kept screaming and threatening to tell his wife and got even more ghetto when she discovered I was upstairs in bedroom of property. She was straight up ghetto, ripped his shirt off and got a few swipes in."
"After he got rid of her he said ‘I f*cked her once bareback and now she had a kid for me.’ Antoine ran home super stressed because she was going to call/contact his wife. How Lela still doesn’t know about this OTHER love child is a mystery to me. Unless she does and doesn’t care.”
The site also claims he got a bartender in Toronto pregnant, while shooting Training Day. Sheesh.
Now, all of this is third party information (except the court documents about the first love child), so take it with a grain of salt. That saying about once a cheater always a cheater seems to fit the situation at hand perfectly if true.
Antoine and Lela got married in 1999 and have two kids together, a boy and a girl. Fuqua also has a son from a previous relationship.
No woman deserves this...if he is in fact out here lying, scheming and cheating.
It’s been a minute since we’ve seen R&B songstress, Keyshia Cole on the small screen. She's putting her baby bump to work in a new BET special with her boo thang Niko. Deets inside.
Today, Keyshia posted on her Instagram account that she just wrapped a week of filming her new baby special airing on BET. It’s no longer a secret that the singer is preggers with her now boo thang Niko Hale. That 13-year difference in their age obviously ain’t stopping nothing. The two are visibly in love and want to share their joy with her fans.
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The last time we saw Keyshia on TV, she was boo’d up with her then husband, NBA player, Daniel "Boobie" Gibson, in BET’s "Keyshia & Daniel: Family First" in 2012. She didn't come out smelling like roses when fans saw how she treated him, but then we learned about Boobie's alleged cheating ways so, there's that. Before that, in 2008, we saw Keyshia on BET's "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is" as she let us into her complicated personal life. She worked on squashing deep rooted issues even Iyanla couldn't fix with her biological mother and sister, Frankie and Neffeteria. During those three seasons, the drama that was displayed on TV was A LOT. We saw Frankie's battle with drug and alcohol abuse, as well as her incarceration.
The very real beef between Keyshia’s adoptive mother, Yvonne Cole, and Frankie was cringe worthy, as they fought for Keyshia’s affection and attention. The dysfunctional family was must see tv. Over the years, Frankie and Neffe went on to enjoy a bit of popularity and fame of their own, as they starred in a reality show without Keyshia’s involvement, also on the BET network.
In this upcoming baby special, Keyshia assures that we will get a glimpse of her new life with her soon to be baby daddy, her son and close friends. There was no mention of her sis Neffe, but Keyshia hinted that she was hopeful that both Frankie and Yvonne would grace the screen once again with their messiness presence. We see her and Boobie's son (omg he's so grown up!) DJ is in the mix too.
It’s been a few years, so hopefully we'll see some growth and not the same ol’ drama. Especially when it comes to Keyshia's relationship...
Um, what in the "Hollywood Exes" is going on here?! Nicole Murphy was spotted tonguing down famed director Antoine Fuqua who - last we checked - was still married to actress Lela Rochon. Go inside for their caught AF candids and deets we dug up...
Megan Thee Stallion encouraged her Hotties to have a Hot Girl Summer, but we're not sure she meant like this sis....
"Hollywood Exes" star Nicole Murphy was allegedly spotted making out with Lela Rochon's husband Antoine Fuqua in new flicks that just hit the Internet streets. The reality star - who is the ex-wife to comedian Eddie Murphy - and the famed director were seen getting hot and heavy after taking a dip in the pool at the Regina Isabella Hotel in Ischia, Italy. The pair was seen kissing poolside - and other places - and they looked VERY much like a couple.
#HollywoodExes star Nicole Murphy is locking lips with a very married Antoine Fuqua (director of Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen, The Equalizer).
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He brought sand to the beach...and not his wife of 20 years, "Waiting To Exhale" actress Lela Rochon. Seems the hot bodied mother of 5 (and grandmother) is what he's about these days.
It was all (seemingly) good earlier this year.
In February, Lela congratulated her hubby on her Instagram after he won the Filmmaker Award during the MPSE Golden Reel Awards.
"Congratulations to my husband #antoinefuqua who received the Filmmaker Award last night at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards. #blackexcellence @adamchristophermakeup," she captioned.
Last month, Lela attended Richard and Tina Knowles-Lawson's third annual Wearable Art Gala benefit for their non-profit WACO Theater Center. And as you can see, she was wearing her wedding ring.
"The Division" actress posted a picture of herself on June 2nd posing it up in her 'fit:
However, a week ago, she wasn't wearing it in a picture with her son, her friend and her friend's son after a basketball tournament in Beverly Hills:
After pics of her husband with another woman made it online, Lela deleted her Instagram account:
Meanwhile, Nicole has limited the comments on her Instagram account.
The couple has two children together (a boy and a girl) and Fuqua has a child (a son) from a previous relationship.
So, while she's at home, taking the kids to basketball practice and things like that, he's out here parlaying with Nicole Murphy. Hmph.
Before attending the Wearable Art gala, Lela was living it up with her girlfriends, hitting up ESSENCE Festival and hanging out in Houston with her besties.
Oh, and get this. The picture of Nicole and Antonie atop is from the afterparty for HBO's "What's My Name: Muhammad Ali" held at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium just this past May. Whew, chile. They are bold.
A few years ago, there were rumors that there was trouble in paradise between Antoine and Lela, but word on the curb is that they stayed together for the kids. We just want to know, what would be the purpose of putting up a "united front" or staying married if one of you decides to be so public with their side tings (no typo).
Here's to hoping Lela exhales all this foolery, Angela Bassett style.
The Lion King left a big paw print at the box office for its premiere, raking in $531 million globally. It's now the No. 1 movie in the world. More inside...
No surprise here!
The Lion King dominated at the box office this weekend...everywhere!
The live action remake totally slayed over the last 10 days (opening early in China), raking in $531 million globally, according to Deadline. Sheesh! It's now the No. 1 movie in all of its opening markets, which debuted in 51 new hubs. Over the last 10 days, the film grossed $346 million overseas, which boosted the numbers for the global box office and set new records.
It raked in $185 million following its debut in nearly 5,000 theaters in North America.
It roared within the Top 5 industry opening weekends ever in several hubs, including Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and the entire Latin America region. The Lion King left its mark, charting above The Jungle Book and Aladdin in all material markets, and Beauty And The Beast in nearly all. It's predicted once Japan, Hong Kong and Italy numbers are in, Disney’s CGI/live-action adaptation film will reach at least $900 million overseas. WOW! That's insane.
Also, The Lion King grabbed the ninth-biggest opening of all time, which is a new July record. Woot!
Looks like the star-studded addition of Beyonce & Donald Glover gave the Jon Favreau-helmed film the mega boost it needed, despite mixed reviews.
In case you missed, check out Bey's "Lion King: The Gift" album HERE.
Sonja Sohn was arrested for alleged cocaine possession. According to TMZ, the 55-year-old actress - who plays Mitchell's mom on the "The Chi" - was arrested around 2AM Sunday in North Carolina for cocaine possession, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Yikes.
Rapper Young Dro was arrested forallegedly throwing a plate of banana pudding at his girlfriend. Yikes. Details inside...
Rapper Young Dro has seemingly kept a low profile since his spilt with singer Fantasia. However, he's back in the headlines for some foolishness.
According to reports, the "Shoulder Lean" rapper was arrested for assault after he allegedly threw a plate of banana pudding at his girlfriend during a heated argument. The couple was reportedly arguing about money before a whole food fight broke out in their Atlanta-area home.
On July 5th, cops were called to the scene and Dro was hauled off in handcuffs even though his girlfriend decided NOT to press charges. He's now facing two counts of misdemeanor battery/family violence.
So get this, Dro has reportedly been sitting in jail since July 5th because he's being detained over unpaid child support.
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According to legal docs, he owes almost $41,000 in back child support and needs to cough up at least $10,000 to be released from custody. Hmm...his homie T.I. couldn't shoot him that money to get him out? Dro claims he's all paid up and that he's still in jail due to a clerical error.
By the way, the child support case doesn't involve his current girlfriend.
TMZ claims he's still sitting in jail, however, Dro has posted several videos of himself in the studio and performing since the incident. It's possible the videos could have been recorded previously and someone on his team posted for him.
A$AP Rocky won't be getting out of jail in Sweden anytime soon since the judge fears he's a flight risk. Get the latest inside...
It's not looking good for rapper A$AP Rocky, who's still sitting behind bars in Sweden following a street fight.
The "F*ckin' Problems" rapper (real name Rakim Mayers) appeared before a judge in Stockholm today and did NOT get the news he was looking for. The judge ordered the Harlem native spend another week behind bars while prosecutors continue their assault investigation. The reason he's being held is because the judge fears he's a flight risk.
According to TMZ, Congressman Adriano Espaillat says Swedish authorities are using “KGB tactics” by keeping Rocky in jail. Not only that, he feels that they are going to indict him. Yikes.
The 30-year-old rapper and two men from his camp have been sitting in a Sweden jail since July 5th following a street brawl. He's being accused of assaulting a man in the Stockholm streets on June 30th. He was there as part of his tour. In the clip, A$AP said the men kept following and harrassing him. You can even see him telling the men to stop in the video he posted to his Instagram account.
Indictment news comes on the heels of Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West lobbying the Trump administration to get involved.
We guess only white voices, or voices who kiss Trump's ass, matter, because lots of black folks certainly spoke up and asked the administration to get involved.
In addition to the Wests getting involved, the State Department is actively putting their bid in the help. TMZ reports:
Kareem Lanier and Pastor Darrell Scott of the White House’s Urban Revitalization Coalition, also played a big role … helping to connect A$AP’s management directly with Kushner through a phone call.
We're told Trump told Kushner he believed A$AP was being held unfairly, and wanted to help. As we reported, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got involved and unleashed a few deputies in an attempt to get some action. A State Dept. member was supposed to arrive in Sweden Thursday. We're told the State Dept. is now actively working to get A$AP out of jail, thanks in large part to Kim's efforts.
Sweden's Ambassador recently spoke out, telling black people there's no need to be fearful to come to the country. Karin Olofsdottersaid A$AP has not been unfairly singled out after his arrest, despite what folks are saying in his camp. They claim the rapper is being held under "inhumane conditions."
Several celebs have taken to social media to boycott Sweden, but not Cardi B. The "Press" rapper said she wants him to get released, but she's not boycotting Sweden because she loves it there. Check it:
Cardi B Wants A$AP Rocky Freed But Won't Boycott Sweden | TMZ - YouTube
As of now, more than 600,000 people have signed ASAP's Change.org petition demanding his release. However, a lot of folks aren't here for helping ASAP get out of jail since he turned a blind eye to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
It's interesting to note, white rapper G-Eazy was accused of the same crime, but he was allowed to leave the country shortly after.
Another hearing will be held on July 25th to determine the next step for the rapper.
As The Lion King currently obliterates the box office, Beyoncé is making the most out of her role in the soon-to-be history making film. She dropped a couple songs on the official soundtrack, but now she's just dropped an entire album of her own inspired by the film. Check out Bey's "Lion King: The Gift" inside.
After slaying everything in sight at recent back-to-back Lion King premieres in Hollywood and London, Beyoncé is giving us a whole companion album she Executive Produced that takes us back to the Motherland and is sprinkled with all the melanin pixie dust available. She posted up the track listing to The Lion King: The Gift, and folks are loving the project.
You've already heard "Spirit," and Bey also dropped an extra for us peasants to listen to in addition to the rest of the album. She gave TIDAL an extended version of ‘MOOD 4 EVA’ by Beyoncé, JAY-Z, and her Lion King co-star Childish Gambino (Donald Glover). Check it.
Willow Smith just dropped a new album, co-produced by her "close friend" Tyler Cole while on a family vacation in Greece. Oh yeah, Tyler's on vacay with the Smiths as well. More inside....
Multi-hyphenated celebuspawn Willow Smith is making a splash on the music scene for Summer '19. The multi-platinum singer, songwriter, actress, fashion icon and philanthropist just released her self-titled album WILLOW through MSFTSrep/Roc Nation via Republic Records distribution.
FUN FACT: In 2017, Roc Nation announced a joint partnership with MSFTSrep, the “art collective” that includes Willow, Jaden Smith and Harry Hudson.
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The eight-song record was co-produced by Willow and her "close friend" Tyler Cole. WILLOW establishes the 18-year-old entertainer as a musical poet with a style all her own, serving up raw and honest lyrics that flow over alternative and R&B productions, which highlight her bomb creative spirit. In 2010, she made history when her hit track “Whip My Hair” went double-platinum, cementing her as “the youngest artist in history to achieve a double-platinum single.”
However, this album is far from the teeny bops she put out when she was a kid.
You can stream WILLOW below and it's also available on all major streaming platforms.
Back in June, Willow Smith performed at the premiere afterparty of her "close friend" Tyler Cole's debut film, The Father Complex. Both she and her brother, Jaden Smith (pictured atop), hit up the exclusive screening to celebrate, presented by VERO who streamed the nights performances on its social platform.
By the way, Jaden Smith dropped his new album ERYS last week.
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The Smiths are on a family vacay in Greece...and Tyler Cole has also joined in on the family festivities. The whole Smith gang is there, including Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Trey Smith, Jaden, Willow and and Tyler.