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Dame Dash recently met up with his former Roc-A-Fella artist Kanye West while presenting the rapper with the Honorary Visionary award at the BET Honors, and it seems the two are embarking on another business venture.

The Harlem-born businessman shared a photo of him hanging out with Kanye and Q-Tip, and Dame announced that he was partnering with the “Stronger” rapper on a movie deal. Dash compared the new partnership to David Geffen and Steven Spielberg getting together to create Dreamworks, and added that Q-Tip came along to “bless the deal.” Not much else was revealed about the deal, so we’ll just have to wait to hear about upcoming movies from the talented pair.

Check out Dame’s post above and let us know what you think.

Bruce Jenner discusses becoming a woman

Bruce Jenner was the quintessential American guy. He’s a gold-medal Olympian who loves planes, helicopters and golf.

He has 10 children — six biological and four step.

Jenner was known for his chiseled, handsome appearance and flawless physique for decades.

Things have changed.

It appears that there is truth to the rumors that Jenner is becoming a woman.

Speculation has been swirling regarding the king of the Kardashian clan’s more feminine appearance. Following his separation from wife Kris back in 2013, Jenner sported long polished nails, flowing locks and shaved legs.

He underwent a laryngeal shave to flatten out the Adam’s Apple, which is commonly the first step taken when someone decides to start the process of gender reassignment.

“I just never liked my trachea,” Jenner commented after the 2013 surgery.

His breasts appeared larger during recent public appearances, and he’s been seen wearing jewelry as well.

Last week, step-daughter Kim Kardashian West broke the family’s silence on Entertainment Tonight, saying, “I guess I’ll kind of let everyone be curious and I feel like that’s his journey to talk about.”

“I will say that I think Bruce should tell his story his way,” the reality star adds. “I think everyone goes through things in life and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he’ll share whenever the time is right.”

Since then, Bruce has shared more details with his mother Esther, and the 88-year-old woman opened up about her son’s decision to become a woman.

The Associated Press asked Esther about her son’s transition, and she had some pretty candid things to say.

“He said, ‘Mom, I’m still the same person,’ ” she told the news outlet. ” He said, ‘I’m still going to race cars, I’m still going to fly airplanes and I’m going to get my helicopter license.’ ”

Although Esther says the news came as a shock, she’s quite proud of her son and explains that she is “at peace with what he is and what he’s doing.”

“He said, ‘I want to be honest about my identity and I know this is coming out in the press,’ ” his mother says. “He started by saying, ‘We need to have a long, serious talk.’ ”

Jenner and his Kardashian counterparts are no strangers to being the center of attention, so it’s not surprising that the public has been watching him like a hawk.

Lance Bass, who is close with the Kardashian-Jenner clan, tells People magazine the family is nothing but supportive of Jenner’s transition.

Bass and husband Michael Turchin recently had dinner with Kris and her boyfriend Corey Gamble.

“We discussed it, of course … we have to ask our friend,” he says. “Yeah, we had the inside information.”

During several seasons of reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Jenner seemed to shy away from the spotlight, unlike his ex-wife and daughters.

However, it looks like he is ready to share his story.

It was recently confirmed that he will sit down with ABC News journalist Diane Sawyer for a special set to air in May. He’s also reportedly agreed to film a docuseries for E!, the network behind the Kardashian reality shows.

The family discussion during which he broke the news was recorded, according to TMZ.

Ex-wife Kris is said to have had no idea Bruce wanted to become a woman.

Regardless of who knew what or what people’s reactions are, one thing seems certain — Jenner is transitioning to a new place in life.

“I’m happy that he’ll finally be at peace and he’ll be the person that he wants to be,” said transgender life coach Seth Rainess, who lives in Monmouth County. “… I think it’s great.”

There’s been so much craziness surrounding Jenner for so long, this actually seems quite tame comparatively.

Kim Kardashian attempted to break the Internet with with nude pictures showcasing her “assets.”

Khloe Kardashian went through a public break-up with ex-husband Lamar Odom, who reportedly was abusing crack cocaine.

Kourtney Kardashian has been involved in a volatile relationship with boyfriend Scott Disick, whose alcohol problems landed him in rehab.

Ex-wife Kris is so wrapped up in chasing fame for and managing her daughters that it’s a wonder the marriage lasted as long as it did.

Bobbi Kristina Brown is Still in a Coma in an Atlanta Hospital

Bobby Brown and wife Alicia Etheredge visit Bobbi KristinaBobby Brown and wife Alicia Etheredge visit Bobbi KristinaCredit: Splash News

The stress was visible on Bobby Brown‘s face on Wednesday, Feb. 4, as he made a somber journey to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to visit his daughter Bobbi Kristina as she continues to fight for her life.

Bobby Brown, wife Alicia Etheredge and Bobby's daughter Laprincia Brown arrives at Emory University Hospital to visit Bobbi Kristina

Bobby Brown, wife Alicia Etheredge and Bobby’s daughter Laprincia Brown arrives at Emory University Hospital to visit Bobbi Kristina
Credit: Splash News

The anguished father kept his eyes down and focused on his cell phone, choosing not to answer any questions put to him by gathered reporters. Holding his wife’s hand he climbed the stairs to the hospital’s entrance and then disappeared through the revolving doors to visit Bobbi Kristina.


Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family. As her father already stated, we are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and we greatly appreciate your continued support.

Eve Shares How Husband Tamed Her Crazy Ways

Eve is head-over-heels in love with her man, and she’s not afraid to express it. In her recent interviews to promote her new movie, With This Ring, she has been sharing how much her husband, Maximilian Cooper, has changed her life for the better.

“He’s cute [laughs]. He’s really cute. We just have fun together. He’s the one that tamed me. He enjoys my crazy sometimes, so it’s good. It’s a really good relationship, so I’m happy,” Eve told Meredith Vieira.
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Big Sean Reveals Star-Studded Track List

Big Sean sent social media into a frenzy when he seemingly revealed the title of his upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, and dropped a few hints about who he would be collaborating with on the record when the image he used to make the announcement appeared on the social media accounts of Jhené Aiko, Ariana Grande, Drake and others.

Now, the just-released official track list for Dark Sky Paradise, slated to be available Feb. 24, confirms the all-star list of contributors.

The standard version of the collection is scheduled to feature 12 songs, including the recently-released “Blessings” with Drake, “All Your Fault” with Kanye West and the platinum single “IDFWU,” which features E-40.

Among the tracks on the deluxe version of including a collaboration with PARTYNEXTDOOR on “Deserve” and Ariana Grande on “Research.”

Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign and Lil Wayne also make appearances on the record, which, according to a GQ cover story on the Detroit rapper, Pharrell described as a “missile.”
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