Plus: Jennifer Hudson surprises a same-sex couple at their wedding, "Empire" launches a singing competition, high school sophomore Candace Hill is the fastest girl in the world, Chris Tucker is sued, and more!
Kim Coles Ties the Knot in Dominican Republic Ceremony
She's single no more! The Living Single star said "I do" to her bodyguard, Reggi McKiver, in an intimate ceremony in the Dominican Republic ceremony last month. A group of tourists rocking bikinis and towels crashed the ceremony, but it all turned out ok! The actress said that she and McKiver are planning a larger, more lavish ceremony next month (planned by celebrity wedding planner David Tutera!), but they chose to have a "private thing" before hand. Congrats to the happy couple! [People Stylewatch]
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'Empire' Launches Singing Competition, Winner Will Appear on the Season 2
Aspiring singers now have a chance to appear on Fox's smash hit drama, Empire. This week the network announced it would be launching "Fox's Next Empire Artist," a nationwide bus tour that will travel around the country in search of the next singing sensation. Look our for the gold "Empire" bus, leaving Los Angeles next Thursday, and making stops in 15 cities around the country. Click here to find out if the bus is coming to your town.
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Jennifer Hudson Crashes Same-Sex Wedding
Jennifer Hudson surprised a couple tying the knot in Dallas. The two grooms expected Hudson to only appear in a pre-taped video message but got the shock of their lives when she appeared to serenade them with her latest single, "I Still Love You." Hudson recently teamed with the W Hotel's Turn Up for Change campaign to raise awareness about LGBT marriage equality.
Chris Tucker Sued Over Upcoming Netflix Comedy Special
Looks like Chris Tucker has found himself in some hot water. The actor's comedy special is set to be released on Netflix today, but both Tucker and Netflix are being sued by a crew member, who claims that he wasn't paid for his work. Tucker's attorney claims that the "lawsuit is absurd and completely without merit." [Variety]
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High School Sophomore Named Fastest Girl in the World
High school sophomore Candace Hill is going down in history as the fastest girl in the world. The 16-year-old track superstar finished the 100-meter race in an astonishing 10.98 seconds—faster than any girl in the world under the age of 17. Unsurprisingly, the track star is Olympic-bound, and we could see her representing the U. S. of A. as early as the 2016 games. Wowza! [Newsweek]
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The Weeknd Announces Album Release Date
The Weeknd announced yesterday that his latest album, Beauty Behind the Madness, is set to drop on August 28. With hit singles like "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face," it's sure to be hot! [Hot New Hip-Hop]