Plus, Whoppi Goldberg becomes a great-grandmother, Wendell Pierce joins Odd Couple cast, Chris Tucker gets back on the road.
See what we’re chatting about over cappuccinos:
Kanye West pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery regarding his fight with the paparazzi last summer. West was not successful in maintaining his innocence with the plea and has been sentenced to two years probation, 250 hours of community service and 24 anger management sessions. The rapper must also pay for photographer Daniel Ramos’ damaged equipment and medical bills. [Vibe]
Wendell Pierce will join NBC’s Odd Couple reboot. The Treme star will play a neurotic cop in the upcoming series, also starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. Pierce’s character is the friend of Perry’s Oscar Madison character. It looks like the start to a busy year for Pierce, who has also been cast in Showtime’s Ray Donovan. [Vulture]
Whoopi Goldberg can now add great-grandmother to her long list of notable roles. The star’s 25-year-old granddaughter Amarah Dean gave birth to a baby girl, Charlie Rose, on Saturday. Goldberg held up a picture of the infant during The View on Monday saying, “I have a crazy announcement. I am proud to tell you all and introduce you to the newest addition to my family. This is my great-granddaughter and she came into the world on Saturday.” Congrats! [TorontoSun]
Funny man Chris Tucker is back in action. The comedian has launched his “Payback Tour.” “I am excited about kicking off this 2014 Payback Tour in comedy clubs, it’s back to my roots as a comedian and I get to have a closer connection to audiences.” Tucker’s tour has reportedly received great reviews thus far and sold out several shows. Fans can get more information about tour dates at ChrisTucker.com. [EurWeb]
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