Justin Timberlake is set to spend a lot of time on the road this fall and into 2014, as he announces dates for a global trek of his "20/20 Experience World Tour."
Following his co-headlining trek with Jay-Z, the pop superstar will launch a worldwide solo tour starting this Halloween.
Things kick off in Montreal on October 31, before traveling to cities across North America including Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta, and more. It's Justin's first tour in six years.
Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning May 13 at 10 a.m. local time.
Timberlake has also announced that a second part to his platinum album, The 20/20 Experience, will arrive on September 30 featuring 10 new songs, while his "Legends of the Summer" arena tour with Jay-Z kicks off July 17 in Toronto.
Early last month, news surfaced that Chris Brown and Rihanna had broken up. However, they posted a photo together shortly after, debunking reports. Now, it's official, the couple are no longer in a relationship.
Brown confirmed rumors that the two had split, romantically.
"At the end of the day, shawty doing her own thing," Breezy said during a recent interview with Australian radio show, The Kyle And Jackie O Show. "She on the road... It's always gonna be love, but I'm just gonna do me. I'm a grown man, so I just gotta walk forward."
The singer added that he "can't really be focused on wifing someone that young."
"I'll just put it like this," he continued. "One thing I always want to do is never disrespect anybody or put nobody down. The way I look at it is, I'm always gonna love that person and people have different wants and needs. At the end of the day, she's a young girl. I can't really be focused on wifing someone that young. And I'm young too, so I can't focus on that right now. I gotta step forward and be a man and be the best Chris Brown I can be, instead of worrying about whoever else is gonna be in my side pocket."
Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison on Monday (May 6) for failing to pay taxes on over $1 million in earnings.
According to TIME.com, the 37-year-old musician appeared in a New Jersey courtroom on Monday for sentencing, facing a maximum of three years of prison time, on three counts of tax evasion. A judge handed down a three month prison term, and an additional three months in home confinement.
Her attorney, Nathan Hochman, said Monday that Hill has paid $970,000 total to satisfy her state and federal liabilities.
"I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that," Hill said Monday.
As of press time, it's unclear when Hill will have to report to prison.
Lil Wayne and Trick Daddy's crews reportedly had a run-in at Miami's King Of Diamonds strip club back in April, in which a member of Trick's crew flicked a cigarette into Weezy's dreads. The situation was diffused quickly by the club's security, but what's the situation now?
Birdman has proposed a sit-down between the two rappers to settle their differences.
Remember Kreayshawn? The Bay Area rapper who shot to overnight success in 2011 with her viral hit, "Gucci Gucci?" Well, anyone know where she's been?
The female rapper popped up on blogs over the weekend with one Instagram post, in which she shared that she's pregnant. "Everyone's been wondering why all my pics have been neck up. WELL here's a neck down one! IM GONNA BE A MOM! (Im pregnant)," Kreayshawn wrote, along with this photo.
The Rich Gang is coming. Lil Wayne, Birdman, Mack Maine, Future and Nicki Minaj come together for the visual to the collective's new single, "Tapout."
In the Maine, and Nicki Minaj. In the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip, Paris Hilton and Christina Milian play undercover waitresses, who go on a heist at a lavish mansion party. After spiking a man's drink, the pair crack open his vault and robs him of diamonds, gold, and cash. Christina is eventually caught, while Paris gets away with the goods.
Kimora Lee Simmons, Bow Wow, and DJ Khaled also make cameos.
The song appears on the upcoming Rich Gang album, due June 25.
Who is the most influential athlete in sports for 2013? Apparently, Tim Tebow, if you agree with Forbes.com.
In a recently released Forbes.com survey, Tebow tops their 2013 list of "Most Influential Athletes", beating out the likes of Peyton Manning, Usain Bolt, Derek Jeter, and LeBron James, all of which made the list as well.
In fact, the top four athletes on the list, don't play much, as of late. Tebow lands at #1, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps comes in at #2, track runner Usain Bolt hits #3, and the injured MLB star Derek Jeter is at #4.
Conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, the rankings are determined by an "influential" percentage, an "awareness" percentage, and an "N-Score," Nielsen's measurement for a player's endorsement potential.
Tebow ranked with 29% influential, 48% awareness, and an N-Score of 227.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps finished second in the survey with 25% finding him influential; Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt (23%) was third, while New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (22%) was fourth.
Floyd Mayweather remained undefeated on Saturday (May 4), easily beating Robert Guerrero in their welterweight title fight from Las Vegas.
The boxing star won a unanimous 12-round decision, improving to 44-0.
Mayweather showed off his defense on Saturday, a focus he brought back with his father returning to his corner after 13 years. "I needed my father tonight," he said. "My defense was on point and he told me to stick with my defense and that the less you get hit the longer you last."
As always, it was a technical masterpiece for Floyd, who countered beautifully and bloodied Guerrero's face in on of the best fights of his career. All three judges scored the bout 117-111. The Associated Press had it 119-109.
Mayweather earned, at least, a record $32 million guaranteed purse, a record for single contract fight in boxing history.
We've been waiting, and it looks like it will be LeBron James, who is named this season's Most Valuable Player.
According to ESPN.com, league sources confirmed that King James will be formally revealed as the MVP on Sunday (May 5), the fourth time of his career.
It will his second straight season as MVP, and fourth overall, helping him join an elite group of NBA greats -- including Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain with at least four MVP awards.
The Miami Heat are scheduling an awards presentation Sunday, and James also will be presented the MVP trophy by NBA commissioner David Stern at AmericanAirlines Arena at the start of their second-round series next week.
The Heat have been idle for a week, after sweeping their first-round playoff series against Milwaukee... and will face either Chicago or Brooklyn in the conference semifinals, starting Monday.
Kobe Bryant is reportedly taking his mother to court, in an attempt to block her from auctioning off some sports memorabilia from his high school days in Pennsylvania and early years with the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to ESPN.com, New Jersey auction house Goldin Auctions filed a lawsuit on Thursday (May 2) for the right to sell various items after the NBA star's lawyers wrote the firm telling it to cancel a planned June auction.
In all, Pamela Bryant had planned to sell off 900 items, which are expected to fetch upwards of $1.5 million. She claims her son gave her the items, but Kobe doesn't agree and wants to block the sale.
Among the items are Kobe's jerseys, practice gear and sweatsuits from Lower Merion High School; varsity letters; a trophy for being the outstanding player at the 1995 Adidas ABCD basketball camp; and a signed basketball from the 2000 NBA championship game. There's also rings, for the 1996 Pennsylvania high school championship, a pair that the Lakers made for Bryant's parents for the 2000 NBA championship and one from the 1998 NBA All-Star game.
Court filings say Pamela inked a deal in January with Goldin Auctions, which sold a rare Honus Wagner baseball card for a record $2.1 million earlier this year.
She reportedly received $450,000 up front, which she planned to use for a new home in Nevada.
Lil Wayne kicked off the launch of his new footwear company, SPECTRE by SUPRA, at the 1400 Biscayne building in Downtown Miami last night. The venue was packed with friends and admirers there to celebrate the award-winning artist’s latest footwear venture. Notable attendees included Bun B, Stevie J, Don Cannon, Mack Maine, skaters Chaz Ortiz, Stevie Williams and Chad Muska, French rappers Booba and Gato and, of course, Lil Wayne and the new Chimera mid top, the first shoe from SPECTRE by SUPRA (release date: May 18). Tattoo artist BJ Betts gave guests complimentary tattoos but the tables were flipped when Lil Wayne tattooed BJ himself! To top off an evening of unexpected moments Lil Wayne announced that Chaz Ortiz would be riding for SPECTRE.
Grand Theft Auto V isn't coming until mid-September, but Rockstar Games offers a further look into the upcoming title. In the new trailer, we get a look at the characters Michael, Franklin, and Trevor. We see a little about their back stories, and where they go into the game.
Grand Theft Auto V is slated to drop September 17th.
Fresh off the release of his April Showers mixtape, Wyclef Jean releases a new video for the cut, "Mid Life Crisis." In the clip, the former Fugees frontman stands in the rain, as he spits verses about getting a second wind as he ages as a rapper.
April Showers is out now. It boasts features from the likes of T.I., Mobb Deep, Waka Flocka Flame, and others.
Yet another new colorway for the Nike LeBron X is slated to hit this May, dubbed "Pure Platinum."
The new edition of the signature sneaker for LeBron James boasts a psychedelic colorway, coming in a gradient pink-to-blue that runs along the upper, offset by a brilliant white base. The interior, the sole, and lace eyelets are colored with turquoise, while the shoe is completed with black laces, as well as a colorful tongue tab featuring Lebron's signature logo.
The Nike LeBron X Pure Platinum will retail for $180, and drop on May 4.
After nearly three weeks behind bars, Gucci Mane was released from a Georgia jail on Thursday (May 2), reports
The rapper was arrested in late March for an aggravated assault charge, stemming from an incident with a fan at an Atlanta nightclub.
He was held behind bars, before bond was finally set in mid-April. However, he was transferred from Fulton County to DeKalb County Jail, where he was held on an unrelated misdemeanor charge/probation violation.
The assault case is still pending. He's due in court later this month. Stay tuned...
Rick Ross rolls out a visual/short film for his new street single, "Box Chevy," off his upcoming album,Mastermind. In the clip, actors Tyrin Turner, Dennis L.A. White, and Bigga Rankin make appearances ... and plot to rob Rozay, before the bawse hits the hood in that box Chevy.
Popular street/skate brand Supreme has reportedly filed a $10 million lawsuit against female label, Married To The Mob, over claims of trademark infringement over similar looking design.
According to reports, Married To The Mob founder Leah McSweeney rolled out a design called "Supreme Bitch" back in the summer of 2004, flipping Supreme's red box logo. And, fast forward to 2012, Supreme and it's owner James Jebbia has filed suit, claiming the nearly decade old design "infringes his trademark rights."
In a statement on her blog, McSweeney called the design a "parody" and feels the rival brand can't "squash free speech."
"Bottom line is this: I don't think Supreme should be able to squash free speech or my right to utilize parody in my design aesthetic," McSweeney wrote. "It's one of the most powerful ways for me to comment on the boy's club mentality that's pervasive in the streetwear/skater world. The fact that Supreme is coming after MOB, and me personally, is just another example of the hostility that MOB -- the first women's street wear brand -- has faced from Day 1. And it's why the 'Supreme Bitch' message is so important."
She states that she's obtained legal counsel, and vows to fight back ... because it's about principle.
"This isn't a fight I went out looking for, but I have no choice other than to fight back. Because right now, it's about more than just a t-shirt!"
Chris Kelly, aka Mac Daddy (above left) of the successful 1990s rap duo Kriss Kross, died in Atlanta on Wednesday (May 1). He was just 34 years old.
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, the rapper was found unconscious in his home and was pronounced dead around 5:30 pm EST at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
Further details were unknown at press time.
As part of Kris Kross, Kelly shot to super stardom in the '90s with the smash hit, "Jump." He and group member Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith were also famous for wearing their clothing backwards.
The pair reunited back in February (below) during a 20th anniversary concert thrown by Jermaine Dupri for his iconic So So Def record label, where Kriss Kross were previously signed when they broke onto the scene.
He spent two months in prison for domestic assault on former girlfriend Josie Harris, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. has denied and downplayed the events of their altercation back in September 2010.
In the boxer's Showtime documentary, 30 Days In May, he tries to rationalize the domestic violence, so Harris is finally speaking out for the first time. She has previously refused to detail the attack. But, after seeing the doc, which accuses her and her children of lying about the incident and calling Mayweather's incarceration wrong, she wanted to offer her side.
During a three-hour interview with Yahoo! Sports, from her home in Valencia, California, Harris detailed what happened.
"Did he beat me to a pulp?" said Harris. "No, but I had bruises on my body and contusions and [a] concussion because the hits were to the back of my head. I believe it was planned to do that ... because the bruises don't show ..."
Throughout the Showtime documentary, Mayweather called the charges "over-exaggerated" and "trumped up," while his team of handlers insisted there was no violence and no physical harm inflicted... and so did his current girlfriend, Shantel Jackson.
"This judicial system is really messed up," Jackson said in the documentary. "How can someone who really didn't do anything have to suffer a consequence for something of this magnitude? It really does anger me, because how can a lie get so far?"
Despite these claims, Harris has proof, offering up a doctor's report, as wel as written statements to police from her 11-year-old son, Koraun Mayweather. The child, according to his written statement to police, ran for help when he "saw my Dad hit[t]ing" and "kicking my Mom."
Yahoo! confirmed the reports, which Harris had declined to make public record. She said she did not want to distract Mayweather so close to a fight.
Apparently, it all happened after Mayweather discovered texts between her and NBA guard C.J. Watson. The boxer and Harris weren't together at the time, and in fact, he was already dating someone else... but did not want Harris sleeping with another man in a house he was paying for.
The altercation took place at 5 a.m. on September 9. Police had already respodned to a call there hours earlier, following a verbal dispute, but Mayweather came back. Harris says she was asleep on the living room couch when she woke up to the boxer holding her cell phone, yelling at her about the text messages.
"Are you having sex with C.J.?" Mayweather yelled at Harris, according to the arrest report. "Yes, that is who I am seeing now," she replied.
That's when he grabbed her by the hair and punched her in the back of the head "with a closed fist several times," according to the report. He then pulled her off the couch by her hair and twisted her left arm.
The kids would see the fight as well, and it was Koraun who ran away and alerted the complex's security patrol.
The debacle over Rick Ross "rape" lyrics controversy continues ... with Reebok CEO calling his management "stupid."
The shoe brand severed ties with the hip-hop star last month, after they were pressured by anti-rape groups over lyrics by Ross on Rocko's "U.E.N.O." On the song, he raps: "Put Molly [Ecstasy] all in the champagne. She ain't even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain't even know it."
Rozay would later apologize in a public statement, but the damage was done
During the Footwear News (FN) CEO Summit this week, currently taking place at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in South Florida, Reebok CEO Uli Becker addressed Rozay's dismissal, calling his team "stupid."
"It's unfortunate because he's a great guy, he just has stupid advisors around him," Becker was quoted as staying, reports Footwear News
Not quite like the version that was given out during Game 1 of the First Round against the Bucks, but Nike is releasing an altered retail ready version of the “Witness Miami” tees that feature a LJ logo, along with a paint splatter effect on the type. You can pre-order at Sole Fly’s website below or if you are patient, you can wait a week or two till the local stores get them in, otherwise if you need them NOW, click below…
Alicia Keys hits fans with a surprise video for her triumphant anthem "New Day," off her Girl On Firealbum. In the clip, the singer dances in an alley way, while performing live on stage in other scenes.
Premiering in Miami on May 29th for the Street Culture Film Festival at O-Cinema ($12 a ticket).
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Rising producer DJ Mustard has been on the rise over the past few years, racking up hit records such as 2 Chainz' "I'm Different" and Tyga's "Rack City." This week, the Los Angeles beatmaker announced that he's signed a management deal with Roc Nation.
"I'm excited to take my career to the next level with RocNation, and Jay Brown. Looking forward to working with Roc Nation artists," said Mustard.
Mustard joins a roster that includes Rihanna, J. Cole, Rita Ora, and Jay Electronica, among others.
In addition to new management, DJ Mustard will be dropping a solo mixtape this June. Stay tuned for further details...
Rising Chicago rapper Lil Reese was arrested over the weekend when an arrest warrant popped up on his record.
According to the Chicago Tribune, an arrest warrant was issued for the 20-year-old (real name: Tavares Taylor) last week for criminal trespass, mob action and battery charges, stemming from an incident back in February.
Police found him at around 4 am on Sunday (April 28), when an officer on patrol spotted him sleeping in a car. He's being held in lieu of a $100,000 bail Sunday.
In May 2010, the rapper pleaded guilty to burglary charges and was given two years of probation.
Back in October 2012, Reese received backlash when a grainy video of him beating a young woman went viral.
While Iron Man 3 ruled among the rankings of the international box office, it was director Michael Bay'sPain & Gain that took #1 domestically.
The crime tale of bodybuilders -- starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie -- took first place with $20 million. The film is about a trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
Oblivion fell to #2 with $17.4 million this weekend, while 42 comes in at #3 with $10.7 million.
Lionsgate's all-star comedy, The Big Wedding, tanked, debuting at just #4 with just $7.5 million. The ensemble cast includes Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon and Katherine Heigl.
Closing out the top 5 was The Croods, taking another $6.6 million, to take its total to $163 million.
That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of Iron Man 3.
This weekend's top 10 is as follows:
1. "Pain & Gain," $20 million. 2. "Oblivion," $17.4 million. 3. "42," $10.7 million. 4. "The Big Wedding," $7.5 million. 5. "The Croods," $6.6 million. 6. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," $3.6 million. 7. "Scary Movie 5," $3.5 million. 8. "Olympus Has Fallen," $2.8 million. 9. "The Place Beyond the Pines," $2.7 million. 10. "Jurassic Park" in 3-D, $2.3 million.
The future of Tim Tebow is unknown, despite being on the league's most popular players.
The New York Jets announced Monday (April 29) that they have cut the young quarterback after one season.
"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow," coach Rex Ryan said. "Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward."
Tebow has yet to comment, but did quote a Bible verse on his Twitter on Monday afternoon, tweeting: "Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding...in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
Fabolous follows the release of his "Ready" video earlier this month with the release of a director's cut. In the 7-and-a-half-minute director's cut, the rapper offers up additional scenes and dialogue from himself and leading lady, Violeta Castillo. The new cut is also shot in Dominican Republic.
According to ESPN.com, the Toronto Raptors have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to become the team's new team president.
With Sacramento Kings staying in Northern California, sources said that the Raptors are pushing for Jackson to joint he franchise, after it was regarded the Seattle group that was trying to buy the Kings were their biggest threat from preventing Jackson from seriously considering their pitch.
The Canadian franchise are said to aggressively pursue Jackson this week, believing that they are among Jackson's most attractive options, due to the team being under former Los Angeles-based sports mogul Tim Leiweke, whom have a longstanding friendship.
NBA great Michael Jordan tied the knot with former model Yvette Prieto over the weekend, while friends like Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and Patrick Ewing came to witness his important day.
According to reports, the ceremony took place on Saturday (April 27) on a private golf club in Palm Beach, Florida, and boasted around 300 guests. Entertainment included DJ MC Lyte, singers K'Jon, Robin Thicke and Usher and The Source, an 18-piece band.
Prieto is 35 and Jordan is 50. The six-time NBA champion and new wife met five years ago and were engaged last December.
Jordan has three children with former wife Juanita Vanoy. The couple's divorce was finalized in December 2006.
NBA center Jason Collins announced big news on Monday (April 29), when he came out the closet in a story for Sports Illustrated.
The revelation makes him the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he is gay.
"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation," Collins wrote. "I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'I'm different.' If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand."
NBA commissioner David Stern released a statement, commending Collins for his announcement.
"As Adam Silver and I said to Jason, we have known the Collins family since Jason and Jarron joined the NBA in 2001 and they have been exemplary members of the NBA family. Jason has been a widely respected player and teammate throughout his career and we are proud he has assumed the leadership mantle on this very important issue," Stern said in a statement.
The NBA Players Association also released a statement in support of Collins.
"As Jason wrote, pro basketball is a family, and he has and always will be our brother. The NBPA is dedicated to fighting for the best interests of and uniting all players regardless of race, creed, color, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. Today is another example that we are intent on continuing that work," the statement said. "We congratulate Jason for having the courage to 'raise his hand,' as he wrote in his story, and start the conversation."
Jason's twin brother, Jarron Collins, played for 10 seasons in the NBA, last with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2010-11.
We have some very exciting news to share! We’ve been spending the week in Miami with the newest members of the Pepsi music family,Javier Muñoz, Sergio Zavala and Erick Rincon, the DJs who make up3Ball MTY. The Latin Grammy Award-winning DJs make music to fuel all night parties, mixing Mexican Tribal and Cumbia influences with the four-to-the-floor heat of Western house. Infamous for throwing some of the biggest house shows in Mexico, the three young DJs told us how they sparked the wildfire that’s spread their music all across the Americas.
“We used to split up and play three separate parties at three separate locations at the exact same time in one night. We’d reach more people that way. It was about connecting on a different level, sort of like what Swedish House Mafia is doing now, but in reverse. At this point we get to play all together as a group. As long as people feel the music and dance in their own way, we love it,” says Erick. Could it be that Swedish House Mafia learned a thing or two from these rising stars? No matter what, people all over the world are catching the tribal fever and there’s no doubt in our minds you’ll hear their sounds seeping into DJ sets and mixes all over the world very soon.
As you might have heard, they’re nominated for a ton of awards tonight at the Billboard Latin Music Awards tonight. To celebrate we’ve put together a special surprise for you. 3Ball’s brand new single, “Vive Hoy,” will premiere in a new video spot during the show. Join Pepsi, 3Ball MTY and the rest of Miami tonight through a livestream of the entire evening on Telemundo. Vive hoy!