August 24, 2017

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11 Lessons In Parenting From Carlton Banks

by 23 mins ago

By Laura Franco

Do “The Carlton” and celebrate: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actor Alfonso Ribeiro is about to become a father again.

After wowing the crowd on Monday night’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars,” the proud dad wished his son Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Jr., a happy first birthday, then revealed a big surprise: “As a wonderful present, my wife [Angela Unkrich] and I decided to get him a little brother or sister.”

In honor of Alfonso’s exciting news, we couldn’t help but wonder what his “Fresh Prince” alter ego Carlton Banks would think about the thrilling — yet terrifying — world of parenthood. After all, he and Will did provide viewers with some pretty valuable and sage life lessons.

So here are the top tips we think Carlton would offer to parents everywhere — and, yes, dancing is totally involved:

1. Make sure your kids value education and ambition.

2. Teach your brood to dress for success.

3. Don’t be afraid to take a fall. Just, um, try to pick yourself up real fast.

4. Being a good role model means knowing when to say yes — and how to say no.

5. Practice good grammar.

6. Take the time to stop and bask in your own glow.

7. Eat two (or 20) pieces of candy for every temper tantrum.

8. Keep smiling, through good and bad times.

9. But if you really ...

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Sorry, Barbz: Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Gets Pushed Back

by 17 mins ago

By Andres Tardio

We thought we’d be getting Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint in November, but it seems like we’ve got more waiting to do.

The rapper’s upcoming third studio album, which was originally slated for release on November 24, has been pushed back to December 15, according to Billboard.

Related: Nicki Minaj’s Short Hair Is Back In This Video For L’Uomo Vogue

At least we’ve got “Only” to look forward to. The follow-up to “Anaconda,” which features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, will be available on Tuesday (October 28).

A year ago, Minaj told MTV News that The Pinkprint would showcase a new sound for her, as well as more in-depth subject matter: “In the features, I don’t really delve into no really deep sh-t. And with the album…there’s so much for me to talk about. I know my fans are going to be excited about it.”

Related: How To Make Your Own “Anaconda” Dancers Group Costume

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French Montana ‘Brought Out A Different Side’ Of Khloe Kardashian, Says Kourtney

by 3 mins ago

By Andres Tardio

Khloe Kardashian’s relationship with French Montana brought out a different side of the reality star, but it wasn’t a bad thing,” Kourtney says.

“People bring out a different side of you when you’re in a relationship,” the eldest Kardashian sibling explains in an interview with MTV about the sisters’ new E! show, “Kourtney And Khloe Take The Hamptons.” “So, it was just interesting to see Khloe in that one, but good. It was fun.”

We can see some of what Kourtney’s talking about in the trailer for the new series, which prominently features Khloe’s “different side” as, you know, the star of Montana’s “Don’t Panic” video.

The clip also teases the onetime couple’s trip to South Africa, a journey that provided “a once in a lifetime opportunity” for Khlo.

“That’s the cool thing,” Khloe says, reflecting on her trip. “We just got to the Hamptons for, like, our first week, and I was asked to go to South Africa — a paid trip. How awesome? I’m not paying for it.

“So, it was three days. I didn’t turn it down and she’s pissed at me that I went, but it’s, like, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to South Africa and to see these beautiful things all the way across the world.”

Catch the first episode of “Kourtney And Khloe Take The Hamptons” on November 2.

Related: Is French Montana Showing Off His Post-Khloe Kardashian Body?

Snooki Introduces Baby Giovanna To The World: See The First Pic!

by 43 mins ago

Girl, meet the world.

Nicole Polizzi is finally showing off her little lamb chop, Giovanna Marie LaValle. After an entire month of eagerly awaiting a pic of the newborn’s punim (that tiny hand was such a tease!), “Snooki & JWOWW” fans can now release the chorus of ooohs and awwws they reserved for the mini-guidette’s coming out.

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Oooooooh. Awwwwwwwww.

Snooki and Jionni were clearly meant to procreate. Not only is Giovanna beautiful, but she looks just like her big bro Lorenzo! Could this family get any cuter?

Yes, actually, they can. And they’re about to.

Snionni are scheduled to tie the knot VERY shortly, and just picturing their son as ring bearer and daughter as flower girl is enough to moisten our eyes and declare open season on our own baby factories. The best part? We’ll all have a front-row view of the wedding — and Giovanna’s birth! — during the final season of “Snooki & JWOWW,” premiering November 5.

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Scenes From The ‘Hills’ Sequel That Never Was

by 36 mins ago

By Laura Franco

Fact No. 1: Life hasn’t been the same since “The Hills” came to an end.

Fact No. 2: A new city always brings new drama.

Although it’s been years since we’ve seen Audrina Patridge get involved in a heated argument outside Les Deux, she caused quite a scene this past weekend in Los Angeles. On Saturday night, the “1st Look” host was spotted sobbing uncontrollably alongside on-again, off-again beau Corey Bohan after a visit to Hyde nightclub.

The erstwhile MTV star denies any rumors of a lovers’ quarrel (and claims it was all a misunderstanding over a tardy Uber pickup), leaving many to wonder: What exactly happened? We can only guess what was said that left Audrina in tears:

1. “Dude, I told you we should have stuck with Lyft.”

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2. “Wait, what? I can’t believe you just admitted your love for candy corn.”

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3. “Taylor Swift‘s ‘1989still hasn’t downloaded to my iPhone and everything is RUINED.”

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4. Corey: “So, FYI, Benedict Cumberbatch is apparently in talks to play ‘Dr. Strange.’”
Audrina: “Okay, now I am literally crying tears of joy. I’ve never been so happy.”

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Here’s hoping Audrina’s night of fright ended with a smile!

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Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott And Da Brat Plan Another Ladies Night

by 13 mins ago

By Christopher Harris

Oh what a night. On Monday (October 27) BET and CENTRIC announced that hip-hop heroines Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott and Da Brat will reunite to perform their 1997 single “Not Tonight” at the 2014 Soul Train Awards, which will air on November 30.

“Not Tonight” originally appeared on Lil Kim’s debut album Hard Core, but was rereleased with a new beat and verses from Kim, Da Brat, Missy, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Angie Martinez and retagged the “Ladies Night Remix.” They all took the stage to perform the iconic track for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1997 and this year, they’ll return to the stage, but without Power 105.1’s Martinez and Lopes, who passed away in 2002.

While the track is a welcomed throwback, the “Ladies Night” MCs have been making noise of late. Last month, Kim released there latest mixtape, Hard Core 2k14, and Missy has recently reemerged for a slew of performances, including a spotting at Alexander Wang’s H&M collection debut.

The reunion will take place November 7 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The 2014 Soul Train Awards will air on BET Networks and CENTRIC, November 30 at 8p.m. EST.

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Nicki Minaj Sports A Young Money Dominatrix Body Suit In The ‘Only’ Artwork

by 3 mins ago

By Andres Tardio

When Nicki Minaj reveals the cover art for a single, we pay attention. So you can’t blame us for taking note of the artwork for “Only,” a single that features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.

The cover was unveiled Sunday (October 26) on Nicki’s Instagram page and it features an artistic rendition of Weezy, Drizzy and Nicki. Wayne’s dressed in a suit and tie, Nicki’s sporting a form-hugging Young Money dominatrix body suit and Drake’s dressed like a Catholic figure of some sort with the YM emblem on what looks like a Pope’s hat and we’re not sure exactly why.

We’ll have to wait until Tuesday to get the track, but with a line-up like that, we’re sure it won’t disappoint.

Nicki made us rejoice earlier this year when she released the cover for “Anaconda.” Then she followed that up by delivering one of the year’s biggest singles and music videos.

The song is also newsworthy because it marks a peaceful collaboration between Chris Brown and Drake. Brown and Drizzy famously made up after feuding and we’re happy to see they could work together after their now infamous brawl in a nightclub.

Beyond this, “Only” is also set to offer another glimpse into Nicki’s upcoming album The Pinkprint, which is scheduled to be released November 24.

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Party In A Mansion With Rick Ross And R. Kelly For The ‘Keep Doin’ That’ Video

by 40 mins ago

By Andres Tardio

We already knew the Rick Ross and R. Kelly combination was sure to bring us the extravagance they’ve both become synonymous with and the music video for “Keep Doin’ That (Rich B—-)” delivers just that.

The Dre Films-directed video is set in an extraordinary mansion and there are plenty of women rockin’ bikinis as Ross and The R. rejoice in the splendor. DJ Khaled and Nipsey Hussle join in on the fun as models twerk under a storm of dollar bills at a pool party.

“She make it rain like a n—-,” Ross raps on the track. “We got mo’ money to get.”

Ross and R. Kelly don’t stop with the fun in the sun. As the night hits, the party continues. Jeezy and T.I., who helped Snowman and Rozay patch things up, are also in attendance as mink, champagne and tight dresses are in abundance around the MCs.

This is just another sign of what’s to come from Hood Billionaire, Rozay’s follow-up to Mastermind, which is scheduled to be released November 24.

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What Got Drake So Angry Last Night That He Stormed Into A Club And Threw Stacks Of Cash?

by 15 mins ago

By Andres Tardio

Drake may have spent his birthday doing the shmoney dance, but he spent last night doing the money drop.

Drizzy can be seen dropping stacks of cash in a video that was published by TMZ Sunday (October 26). The clip also shows Drake aggressively pushing his way through bouncers in order to storm into a nightclub.

Although Drake’s motivation for this is unclear, it’s been reported that he was upset because one of his OVO crew members was punched inside the club. Don’t mess with Drake’s friends. As we know from his verse on “Crew Love,” Drake won’t hesitate to drop money for his boys and if the rumors are true, he won’t hesitate to run inside a club like this, either.

Drake isn’t generally known for incidents involving violence, save for his infamous nightclub brawl with Chris Brown. Even then, cooler heads prevailed and the two patched things up in the end.

Before this incident, Drake was celebrating life and we were celebrating the release of new music as Drizzy dropped three new songs Saturday (October 25), including “Heat Of The Moment.” Everybody gets caught up sometimes.

One of the best parts of the whole video though is the people who abscond with the cash Drake dropped. You gotta do what you gotta do, right?

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Who Is Andre 3000 Working With Now? Timbaland Has The Answer

by 5 mins ago

By Andres Tardio

Timbaland and his recent signee Tink have a lot of new music to share and we’re excited to hear this could include verses from Jay Z and Andre 3000.

Timbo has been previewing some of Tink’s upcoming songs over the last month, but on Thursday (October 23), the producer finally revealed that two of the Tink songs he’s teased are actually collaborations with Jay Z and Andre 3000, two MCs who are notoriously picky about tracks they jump on.

Timbaland celebrated Tink’s efforts Thursday as he launched his Epic Records imprint, Mosley Music Group, according to The Fader. “Remember she’s a kid,” he said of Tink. “She’s not supposed to be this special.”

To hear the Andre 3000 collab preview, check the clip below. Though we’ve yet to hear 3 Stacks on the track, we can’t wait.

The Jay Z collaboration, which also sounds like it’s going to be a banger, is said to be previewed in the Instagram video below where Tim nods his head, sings along and feels the vibe as Tink lets loose.

Tink also reportedly has a track that opens with inspiration from Aaliyah’s “One In A Million.” Aaliyah, of course, worked extensively with Timbo before her tragic passing in 2001. Tim’s work with Aaliyah is at least part of the reason Tink admires the producer so much.

“He’s a legend,” she told Billboard in June. “He worked with people I grew up listening and watching [like] Aaliyah ...

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