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Will Smith has opened up about how he used to feel about Tupac in his new memoir, Will, which was released across the world on Tuesday (November 9). His wife, Jada Pinkett, was close with the legendary rapper after meeting at the Baltimore School for the Arts in the 1980s, causing Will Smith to feel threatened by their past.

“Though they were never intimate, their love for each other is legendary – they defined ‘ride or die,’” he writes in the book. “In the beginning of our relationship, my mind was tortured by their connection. He was PAC! and I was me.”

He also talks about Tupac having a “fearless passion that was intoxicating, a militant morality, and a willingness to fight and die for what he believed was right.”

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Artist Travis Scott plans to cover all funeral costs for those who died at Houston's Astroworld Festival, now considered one of the deadliest in U.S. concerts history.

Eight people are dead and many more injured after the crowd surged as headliner Scott performed Friday night. Scott launched his Astroworld Festival in 2018.

Scott's representative released a statement about offering funeral cost coverage and mental health services for other concertgoers as lawsuits against him and concert organizers mount. "These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a part of personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process," the statement reads.

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Pete Davidson is apparently having some fun with the rumors he's romancing Kim Kardashian.

The "Saturday Night Live" star appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Monday where he appeared to joke about the speculation he and Kardashian are more than just friends.

Meyers kicked off his chat with Davidson, 27, by admitting he wanted to "address something." 

"I feel like I want to confirm if it's real or a rumor. This is something you've been reading about a lot in the press," Meyers says to Davidson. 

Clearly aware of the joke, Davidson responds, "I've been wanting to talk about this because there's a lot of people I walk by, people are like whispering and making eyes at me. But it is true."

Davidson then quips, "I do have a show on Tubi coming out," referring to his upcoming role in "The Freak Brothers."

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BY VICTORIA UWUMAROGIE · UPDATED NOVEMBER 10, 2021

 

After three years, singer Faith Evans and songwriter, producer and TV personality Stevie J are ending their marriage. According to TMZ, Stevie filed papers on Monday with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. There’s no insight into what the cause of the dissolution is as of yet, but the filing certainly comes as a surprise to fans of the couple. Just last week they had a Halloween party and he also celebrated his birthday. She shared a brief message on Instagram for him while he was away saying, “Happy & blessed birthday Mr J! Hurry up, so we can turn up!”

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MANHATTAN, N.Y. – JAY-Z is victorious yet again. Hov left a Manhattan courthouse on Wednesday afternoon (November 10) smiling ear-to-ear after a judge ruled that JAY-Z didn’t breach his contract in his endorsement deal with Parlux Fragrances and Gold by Jay Z fragrance line.

According to Billboard, Wednesday’s ruling allows JAY-Z to avoid the $67 million in damages that Parlux was seeking. However, the judge didn’t award any cash in the Brooklyn legend’s direction as he initially countersued for $6 million in royalties.

“You failed to prove your case, they failed to prove their case,” Justice Andrew Borrok reportedly stated to Parlux’s legal team following the verdict. “You’re excused.”

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The Wendy Williams Show has had guest hosts since the start of the season due to Wendy Williams' ongoing health issues. However, her absence has not hurt the ratings. The Wrap reports for the week ending Oct. 24, The Wendy Williams Show jumped 33% in household ratings.Nov 2, 2021

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In December 2020, New York City rapper Casanova was arrested on federal charges, accused by the Department Of Justice of leading a series of violent crimes — including the murder of a 15-year-old in Poughkeepsie — with a gang called Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation. Since then, Casanova, born Caswell Senior, has been in held in a Westchester County Jail, facing firearm possession, conspiracy to distribute substances, and unemployment fraud charges. Now, the rapper has reportedly been charged with attempted murder.

The incident reportedly dates back to October 24, 2020, in Miami, when Casanova was standing in front of a strip club called King Of Diamonds. There, he allegedly got into an argument with a member of a rival gang, who accused him of flashing the wrong hand signals while taking photos with fans. Casanova allegedly replied, “You want to die tonight?” The gang member and another person were subsequently shot in the stomach by an associate of Casanova’s named Jarrett “Jayecee” Chrisler Jr.
Prosecutors later seized Chrisler’s phone, where they found text messages of him boasting about the incident to another associate. Both Casanova and Chrisler have been charged with attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
The indictment, handed down by a grand jury, also charges Casanova and a co-defendant named DeShawn “Don” Thomas for another, unrelated violent incident taking place on July 5th, 2020.
Casanova’s last album is 2019’s Behind These Scars and he has appeared on tracks with artists like Tory Lanez, Jeremih, Fabolous, and the late DMX. Pleading not guilty, Casanova said in a statement via his attorney:

Mr. Senior’s persona as a rap artist is not his personal persona… after seeking to debunk our claim that Mr. Senior is being prosecuted based on his career as a rap artist, the government submitted a post of a weapon with the caption “Gripped Up.” “Gripped Up” is a rap song that was recorded by Mr. Senior days prior to the posting.
If convicted, Casanova faces a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life.