James Earl Jones whose voice has became known as a very unique one in Hollywood, is retiring from his iconic role in the Star Wars franchise. He has voiced Star Wars character, Darth Vader for nearly 40 years, carrying on into the latest series Obi Wan Kenobi on Disney+.
Speaking with Vanity Fair, he had officially signed over his rights for the voice, allowing filmmakers to be able to use the voice using AI technology. Upon stepping away, Jones wishes for the character to live on.
“He had mentioned he was looking into winding down this particular character, So how do we move forward?” Matthew Wood of Lucasfilm says.
James Earl Jones has aquired a EGOT and received an honorary Academy Award in 2011 for Best Actor in The Great White Hope in 1970. Jones made his Star Wars debut as Vader in 1977 film.
DJ Akademiks has been making headlines lately for his controversial statements he has made lately and now the most recent one has been about rapper Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae. The world has seen Reginae grow from infant to the grown woman she has came to be today and has over time been in two, now three known relationships.
In regards to Dj Akademiks however had a lot to say about her and her dating choices as he has pointed out the fact that she went from dating YFN Lucci, who is currently incarcerated to her now boyfriend, Armon Warren, calling him many different names. He went as far as calling her a “b—-” multiple times.
“You know these b—-es, let me not call her a b—-, these chicks love a hood n—- until he’s facing 25 to life.” he comments on his twitch stream.
Mama bear Toya Johnson was not here for any of his comments and called him out on her Instagram.
“@akademiks I can’t stand men that do b—- s—. Keep my daughter name out your mouth. Clout chasing is at an all time high. Let her live her 23 yr old life. Calling her a b—- and all that other s— is not cool.”
T.I. who is considered a close friend and pretty much like family to Lil Wayne and Toya, has also entered the chat and had many words for Akademiks.
“I would love to have a word with Akademiks. I gotta put a call out to him, hopefully we can communicate our way to a positive resolution. But Reginae under the umbrella, she covered. I would love to have a word to see if we can communicate ourselves to a positive resolution. Certain s— is avoidable; not worth the trouble.” he stated in a post on his page.
In an interview where Pontiac rapper DDG was asked about his take on the negative and racist comments about his girlfriend Halle Bailey taking on the role of Ariel in the live action Little Mermaid, DDG quirkly answered the question by saying that he though Martin Luther King Jr had eliminated racism. It seems the internet had a lot to say about it and he had began receiving backlash where many tried his intelligence.
“I didn’t know people was this racist. I didn’t know this was a thing. I thought this s— was gone already, I thought that s— was gone! I thought Martin Luther King canceled that s— out! This s— is crazy, I was like ‘what the f— is these n—as talking about?’ But at the end of the day, them motherf—-rs are still tapping in. They still gonna watch … It’s going number one regardless. And every single Black person in the world is gonna watch.”
Former The Real talk show host, Amanda Seals had a take on the situation and said that Halle should break up with DDG.
Glorilla is coming in strong this year with hits after hits as she has just teamed up with Cardi B for the latest song entitled “Tomorrow 2.” The two teased the song and video on social media, hyping fans to get ready for the new hit.
“They say they don’t f— with me, but I say they can’t f— with me / Just like the air, I’m everywhere, how you say it’s up with me (Huh?) / Them b—-es should’ve stayed down, they could’ve been up with me ”
And Cardi B delivers the track with lyrics like :
“I know that I’m rich, but I can’t help it, b—-, I’m hood as f— (Woo) / I’ve been on these b—-es neck so long, sometimes my foot get stuck (Ah) / I can’t put you in my business (No), you might wish me dead tomorrow (Yeah)”
“Tomorrow 2” is the follow up to Glorilla’s previous singles such as “F.N.F. (Remix)” featuring Latto and JT of the City Girls, “Blessed” and the original “Tomorrow.”
DaBaby is telling it all on his latest project Baby On Baby 2 where he has stated in the song “Boogeyman” that he had gotten intimate with Megan Thee Stallion. He is heard rapping about sleeping with her multiple times days before she announced that Tory Lanez shot her.
“You play with me that s– was childish / The day before she said that Tory Lanez shot her, I was f—in on Megan Thee Stallion / Waited to say that s—t on my next album/ Hit it the day before too / But I kept it player,” he rapped.
He also addresses her current boyfriend Pardison Fontaine where he speaks of Pardi tweeting him.
“I ain’t say nothing ’bout it / Had her pretty boy boyfriend tweeting me, ready to die ’bout the b—- like a coward/ I told you n—as don’t play, now you gone have to handle me / I poked the muthaf—in’ bear, I’m a animal.”
Megan and DaBaby had previously been very tight, up until DaBaby did the song “Skat” with Tory Lanez and she felt he picked a side. DaBaby’s current LP project contains 14 tracks and is a follow up to his 2019 Baby On Baby that delivered singles such as “Suge,””Goin Baby,” and “Baby Sitter.”
It has been a very interesting week for Celtics head coach, Ime Udoka as he has been under fire after news revealed that he was having an inappropriate relationship with a woman who was also a staff member for the team. The two were in violation of the team’s guidelines.
Owning up to his fault, he gave a statement to ESPN, saying:
“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down. I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.”
Udoka and Nia Long had been in a relationship since 2010 where they welcomed their son Kez in 2011. They had gotten engaged in 2015. After this news, Udoka has been suspended for the rest of the 2022-2023 season.
Nia Long has made a statement to PEOPLE where she said:
“The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me. I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children.”
In an interview with Good Morning America, Kanye West has spoken to Linsey Davis where he discussed his relationship with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
“This is the mother of my children, and I apologize for any stress that I have caused, even in my frustration because God calls me to be stronger, but also, ain’t nobody else needs to be causing no stress either. I need this person to be least stressed and at best sound mind and as calm as possible to be able to raise those children.” he expresses.
He also further shares that he had to have “a voice while co-parenting and fight for it.”
“That hurts you when you have to like, scream about what your kids are wearing,” Ye said. He further elaborated that his personal life was seeming to become a parallel with what was going on in his business life.
“It’s those little nuances where there is a parallel in what was happening at Gap, what was happening at Adidas and what was happening at my home. It was all kind of a disregard for the voice of something that I co-created. I co-created the children. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap. It’s a parallel and the parallel does touch on discrimination.”
Along with apologizing to Kim, he had admitted his fault in his 2012 interview with radio host Sway.
“I will go ahead and say, Sway had the answer. People are gonna be like, ‘No!” he stated.
For the premiere of season 2 for The Kardashians on Hulu, Khloe Kardashian has shared the precious moment of her new baby boy’s birth and also gotten candid on the drama behind the process. Both she and Tristan welcomed baby number 2 via surrogate, and this came at a shock as the world had found out that Tristan had been unfaithful yet again and created a child out of the affair.
In a confessional, Khloe shared of how happy she was but how she has felt since finding out the news from December.
“I am so grateful. It’s such a beautiful gift that we’re able to have.” she expressed.
She continues: “Ever since December, it’s been this dark cloud looming over me. Every single day, I’ve been feeling depressed and sad, and now that my son is here, I get to move on, and I get to enjoy. It’s almost like I get to close that chapter and be done with this trauma and put it behind me.”
“Now I finally get to start the healing process. Now I get to start enjoying my life with two kids in it and figuring this out. This is gonna be day one, and this is gonna be the start of something positive, and happy and beautiful.”
Even though Tristan and Khloe were in a bad place with each other, Khloe still allowed him to come to the hospital and spend time with their new baby though she had heavily debated on letting him. In the confessional, she reveals that Tristan had knew prior that he had gotten Maralee Nichols pregnant and knew as they were going through the process of surrogacy.
As for now, the parents are keeping their baby boy’s name private, but says that his name will begin with the letter ‘T’ like his big sister True.
During one of Akademiks’ live streams on Twitch, he was heard speaking on Hip Hop Pioneers and sharing his opinion on them and called most of them “dusty” due to there networth and how much money they are pulling in lately.
“Them old rappers, man. Have you seen any of these old rappers who be like ‘yo they’re the foundation of Hip Hop really living good? Them n—as be looking dusty, I kid you not. And none of y’all try to come for me, cause I don’t f— with y’all n—as either so I’m just telling y’all the truth. Every time there be like an old old n—-s talking about hip hop you be like ‘Yo bro, you sure you invented this?””
Well New York native LL Cool J was not here for his comments and has taken to his Instagram to respond to Akademiks.
“Let me explain something to you, don’t think just because somebody knows how to get money or fails to get money that they didn’t make a contribution to the culture. No one discusses Miles Davis’ bank account. We don’t talk about John Coltrane’s bank account. A lot of even rock musicians … a lot of great country artists, we don’t talk about their bank accounts.” LL states in the video.
He continues: “Approach this game with humility and be glad and be thankful that these pioneers helped create this culture. And let’s show them love, let’s elevate them, let’s celebrate them … There are people that started this thing, and I think that they deserve to be honored and respected.”
Congratulations to Kim Kardashian as she has just acquired a new home in Malibu for the price of $70 million. Her new home is reportedly the 4th most expensive home in California, coming behind Drake’s $75 million home and other estates priced at $120 million and $126 million.
The new home she purchase is also not too far from her estranged husband Kanye, who has a $57 million Malibu home only 14 miles away from her. The home was originally priced at $99.5 million by previous home owner Adam Weiss until it was lowered to $90 million and Kim gave an offer.
The home will serve as a weekend getaway home and vacation spot for their family.