Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Migos, Remy Ma Among Bet Awards Winners
Kendrick Lamar was named Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Chance The Rapper took home Best New Artist and Remy Ma nabbed Best Female Hip-Hop Artist from such nominees as Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott. Those were just a few of the honors handed out at the Bet Awards in Los Angeles on June 25.
Other winners included Beyonce, for the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award, Bruno Mars for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Migos for Best Group. New Edition received a special Bet Lifetime Achievement Award, and before taking the stage for a medley that included the songs “Mr. Telephone Man,” “Can You Stand The Rain,” and “If It Isn’t Love,” the boy band trailblazers from Boston were treated to performances of their biggest hits by the cast members of Bet’s New Edition miniseries, among them: “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now.”
- Variety Staff
Chance the Rapper Is Youngest Person Ever to Accept Humanitarian Award at 2017 Bet Awards
Chance the Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 Bet Awards tonight for "positively impacting both local and national communities." It was a big night for the young star, who took home Best New Artist earlier in the night. The rapper was also nominated for Album of the Year, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Collaboration. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bet Debra L. Lee presented the 24-year-old, who is the youngest recipient of the honor to date, with the award. "Tonight we honor a young man from the Chi and honestly I love everything about him. He created his own path to the charts and took that same creativity to help children," Lee said. »
New Edition Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Bet Awards
New Edition took home a big prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2017 Bet Awards tonight. The group, which is comprised of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, hit the stage to accept the honor and to perform at the award show, hosted by Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. The men were introduced by the cast of Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah). While accepting the award, several of the group's members made remarks. During the speeches, Brown, New Edition's most famous member, said to the crowd, "I didn't know how much our fans were going to stick with us »
Jamie Foxx Hilariously Slams One of His Old Movies While Promoting 'Baby Driver' at Bet Awards
The star took to the Bet Awards stage on Sunday to introduce a clip from his upcoming action comedy, and he took the opportunity to slam another film he recently worked on.
"I can't wait to tell you about that joint Baby Driver! It's crazy, it's cool, and it ain't a typical film. It brings a thrill ride, so everybody can experience it," Foxx said, smiling. "And it's good too! It ain't like that last joint I had."
Foxx laughed as fans in the audience were somewhat surprised by his off-the-prompter candor, and the 49-year-old actor powered on. "I know, it's tough. It's tough when you still gotta promote it."
"You know it's »
The Bachelorette Week 5: Snakes, Lies, and the Most Awkward Date in History
Welcome one, welcome all to the most dreaded Bachelorette night of this season. Normally, the two-on-one is the most anticipated night since watching two contestants face off is usually hilarious and occasionally ends with the villain being left alone on a windy beach, but the show's current villain is not a guy who's fun to watch. He's a smirky jerk whose best defense to everything is that he doesn't understand the other person's point of view, especially when the other person isn't a southern white wannabe gentleman with wannabe Jimmy Neutron hair. Kenny tried to calmly and carefully defend himself against all of Lee's smirks, and Will tried to explain the history of black »
Ricky Martin Promises His Wedding to Jwan Yosef Will Be a "Big" Event: "I Want Something Massive"
Ricky Martin's wedding is going to be one to remember. Close to seven months after the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer announced he was engaged to Jwan Yosef, the couple already has some predictions for their romantic ceremony. "It's going to be a big event. I want something massive," Ricky told E! News while in Las Vegas for his "All In" residency. "I for sure want to get married in Puerto Rico. That is something that has to happen." He continued, "It's where I'm from, where my family is from. He's from Sweden and some of his relatives are from Syria so we're going to do something international. We'll see what happens." While »
Teen Mom Og's Amber Portwood Breaks Down over Shocking Results of Fiancé Matt Baier's Polygraph Test
Amber Portwood is getting some answers — but they might not be what she wants to hear.
On Monday’s episode of Teen Mom Og, Portwood, 27, had fiancé Matt Baier undergo a polygraph test after she had doubts that he remained faithful to her since rumors swirled that he had tried to sleep with someone else.
Examining his results, Baier passed when it came to questions about if he had had any sexual relations or sexual communications with other women.
But, when it came to whether he had made “sexual advances” to someone recently, he failed, causing Portwood to leave the »
- Alexia Fernandez
Teen Mom Og's Ryan Edwards' Wife Mackenzie Questions His Sobriety on the Way to Their Wedding
On Monday’s episode, on the way to their elopement, Edwards’ then-fiancée Mackenzie Standifer doubted his sobriety — and questioned if he was under the influence while driving to their wedding.
As Edwards was behind the wheel, Standifer looked visibly worried and tight-lipped. Keeping on eye on him, she had to tap him several times to get him to focus on the road; his eyes visibly looked dazed and slightly shut. At one point, she took the wheel in her hand »
- Alexia Fernandez
NBA Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List
Hoop, there it is! The first-ever NBA Awards, hosted by Drake, on TNT are airing live from Basketball City in New York, featuring the traditional season-ending awards. Some of the awards include NBA Sixth Man Award, the NBA Most Valuable Player and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Additionally, six new categories fan-voted categories have been added. Superstar hoopsers James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook are a few of the ballers who are nominated for the NBA's big awards. Shaquille O'Neal, Jada Pinkett Smith, Empire stars Bryshere Gray and Jussie Smollett are some of tonight's many presenters. The show also includes a performance by Nicki Minaj and Two »
Drake Brings Basketball Reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude as His Date to the 2017 NBA Awards
Drake's smile says it all! The Views rapper stepped out Monday evening in New York City to host the 2017 NBA Awards, but instead of walking the red carpet solo, one stunning lady stood by his side. Drizzy enlisted NBC Sports reporter Rosalyn "Ros" Gold-Onwude as his date for the inaugural event, which honors the best of the best in basketball. Dressed in a classic tux, Drake wrapped his arm around Ros as they posed for a few absolutely adorable photo opps. The fan-favorite sports analyst looked gorgeous in a red midi-dress and nude heels. So what is there to say about the duo's relationship status? As of now, not a whole lot, but we do know it's safe to say »
Lee Accuses Kenny of 'Playing the Race Card' Ahead of Incredibly Tense 2-on-1 Bachelorette Date with Rachel Lindsay
Last week, The Bachelorette touched on racial issues for one of the first times in franchise history — and this week, it truly zeroed in on them as the drama brewing between Kenny and Lee bubbled over.
The end result? A two-on-one date for the ages. Let’s jump in.
Group Date, Continued
Things picked up where they left off last week, with Kenny — once again — confronting Lee for telling Rachel that he was “aggressive.” The confrontation ultimately fizzled out when Lee walked away, but resumed just moments later after Rachel decided to hand out the group date rose to Bryan. »
- Aurelie Corinthios
Stanford Swimming Sensation Katie Ledecky Is Named Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year
After only a year at Stanford University, freshman swimming sensation Katie Ledecky – who became the most-decorated American female athlete at the Rio Olympic Games (with four golds, one silver) – has been named the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.
“It was a great honor to even be in contention for the Honda Cup,” Ledecky tells People. “It’s a really special, prestigious award and I’m honored.”
The 20-year-old Bethesda, Maryland, native was unable to attend the awards show, broadcast live from Los Angeles on the CBS Sports Network, because she’d traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the national swimming championships. »
- Johnny Dodd
New Mom Tori Roloff Enjoys a Pool Day with Sleepy Baby Jackson
Tori Roloff is introducing her baby boy to some summertime fun!
A month after welcoming little Jackson Kyle into the world on May 12, the new mom enjoyed a pool day with her nearly 2-month-old on Sunday. But it appeared that little Jackson was a little bored, and might have preferred some nap time instead!
“I was apparently boring baby J at our pool day today. #zandtpartyofthree,” Tori, who sported a black one-piece bathing suit as she sat on the edge of the pool holding her yawning boy, captioned the sweet image shared to Instagram.
To celebrate her son turning a month old, »
- Natalie Stone
Bachelor Nation Fan Favorites Pick Their Front-Runners to Win Rachel Lindsay's Heart
Although recent Paradise-related controversies have dominated the Bachelor Nation conversation, Rachel Lindsay‘s historic season has been heating up with controversial villains and heartthrob heroes. These former contestants talked to People and weighed in on who they think is the best match for Lindsay — and who they want to keep for themselves!
Always available to weigh in on the drama, Bachelor in Paradise alum Ashley Iaconetti had plenty to say about Rachel’s lineup to People at a party hosted by the dating app Hinge at Tavo in the West Village.
- Jodi Guglielmi
BiP's DeMario Jackson 'Made Sure Cameras Followed' Him & Corinne Olympios — and Claims She Was the 'Aggressor'
“That night was probably the wildest night of my entire life,” Jackson, 30, said in an interview with E! News on Monday. “Like we went for it.”
The reality star found himself at the center of a scandal after two producers voiced their concerns about a sexual encounter between him and Olympios, 25. Production on season 4 was subsequently halted, sparking a flurry of accusations and speculation regarding the incident — but on June 20, Warner Bros. announced the investigation »
- Natalie Stone
Eminem Decides to Switch Up His Signature Look With a Brand-New Beard
We don't want to sound dramatic, but we'd totally understand if you "Lose Yourself" over Eminem's new facial hair. As admirers of the Grammy winner know, Eminem is a man with a look that doesn't change very often. There are the short buzz cuts, baggy clothes and occasional beanies. But when stepping out for The Defiant Ones premiere at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, some music fans had one question: Is that Eminem? "Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard," Eminem wrote on Instagram while posing with Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar. "#thedefiantones." Yes, friends. The man behind hit tracks like "Not Afraid," »
Revenge of the Nerds' Curtis Armstrong Tells All: 7 Shocking Confessions From His New Memoir
Okay, so you probably don't know Curtis Armstrong by name (unless, like him, you are a super nerd), but you probably know him by sight, or at least by his famous roles, Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, Herbert Viola on Moonlighting and Miles Dalby in Risky Business. Suffice it to say, Armstrong's gotten a lot of work during his more-than-35-year career in the biz—and now he's talking. Actually, he's more than talking—he's spilling—in his upcoming memoir, Revenge of the Nerd. In the new tell-all, the actor, who has appeared in more than 150 movies, reveals a lot of sordid details, including backstage shenanigans between Rebecca DeMornay and Tom Cruise during the »
Serena Williams Fires Back at John McEnroe’s Ranking Comments
Serena Williams won’t be belittled.
The tennis champion responded to former tennis player John McEnroe’s comments that she would be “like 700 in the world” in the men’s tennis rankings after he was asked why he doesn’t call Serena the best player, period.
Williams, 35, responded with two tweets, writing, “Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.”
Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017
I've never »
- Alexia Fernandez
Monica on Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s New Additions: ‘They’re an Amazing Family’
While speaking about her presenting gig at the first-ever NBA Awards on Monday evening, singer Monica took a second to congratulate her longtime friends on the new additions to their family.
“Looking at Blue, they will be absolutely beautiful,” Monica, 36, tells People exclusively about the pair’s 5-year-old daughter. “I think they’re just an amazing family.”
“I love the way they love each other and I have this immense respect and love for my friendship with her mother, »
- Nicole Sands
The Flash's Danielle Panabaker Weds Hayes Robbins
Danielle Panabaker is married!
The Flash star, 29, and fiancé Hayes Robbins tied the knot on Saturday, her rep confirms to People.
“6.24.17 Happiest day of my life,” Panabaker captioned her wedding photo Monday on Twitter and Instagram.
6.24.17 Happiest day of my life pic.twitter.com/Vq080SBF2o
— Danielle Panabaker (@dpanabaker) June 26, 2017
The actress’ Flash castmates and fellow CW stars were in attendance. Grant Gustin, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Katie Cassidy and Victor Garber celebrated the nuptials with the couple, according to Entertainment Tonight.
People learned exclusively in June 2016 that Panabaker and entertainment attorney Robbins were engaged.
- Karen Mizoguchi
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