Comedian Tracy Morgan and Walmart have announced a settlement regarding the vehicular accident that critically injured Morgan and killed comedian James McNAir last year. While the terms of the settlement are being kept confidential, Morgan says he’s happy with the agreement.
“Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably,” Morgan said in a statement. Morgan suffered broken leg bones, a broken nose and broken ribs in the crash last June. [USA Today]
“We just have to be open because there’s not a lot of eligible bachelors, that are Black, for us to choose from anymore,” Moore told Hello Beautiful. “If you take away the ones that are gay, in jail, this is a real issue. Statistics show why we don’t have the choices. You take the ones that are gay, in jail, don’t have a job, the ones that are already married and the ones that are dating and marrying outside our race, what do you have left?” [Hello Beautiful]
Rapper Azealia Banks is making her big screen debut in a new film directed by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA. Banks will play the title character in Coco, a drama about a twenty-something aspiring rapper who’s working toward her goal while going to college.The film co-stars Common, Jill Scott, Lorraine Toussaint and more. [Deadline]
Once again, Steph Curry’s 2-year-old daughter Riley interrupted his post-game press conference in the most adorable way. While sitting on her daddy’s lap, she decided to take the mic and sing “Blessings” by Big Sean and Drake. Drake saw the video and uploaded it to his Instagram. Someone give Riley a record deal! Check out the whole video here.
How much are you willing to give for someone’s hand in marriage? One Kenyan lawyer is offering a whopping 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as a dowry for the eldest daughter of President Obama. Felix Kiprono of Kenya is reportedly hoping to make Malia his future bride.
“I got interested in her in 2008,” Kiprono said. “As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price.” Your move, Mr. President. [Clutch]
Hip-Hop heads are banding together against Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. A petition has been started to strip her of her recent Billboard Music Award win for “Top Rap Song” which she won for her summer jam “Fancy.” The petition reads as follows:
“Iggy Azalea’s 2015 Billboard Award for Best Song has been proven invalid. The eligibility time period for nominations is March 10th, 2014 through March 2015. “Fancy” was released on February 17th, 2014, nearly a month before the eligibility starting. This is unfair to the other nominees in these category, especially to “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, who most likely would’ve won. Billboard did not follow their own guidelines and should have to recalculate these nominations without “Fancy” as a nominee.”
The petition has 19,000 signatures and counting. [Complex]
More drama for Chris Brown. Nia Guzman, the mother of Brown’s 1-year-old daughter Royalty, is reportedly asking for more child support money. Brown stopped paying Guzman $2,500 in child support in March after she began demanding $15,000 a month. Guzman reportedly plans to file legal documents requesting back child support and a payment increase. [TMZ]
Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John is suing the menial facility where is 24-year-oldson Julian committed suicide last November. The lawsuit alleges that the staff at La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility skipped required check-ins and falsified documents to cover up their neglect.
“What we do know is he attempted suicide two and a half weeks prior to when he actually completed it and he was supposed to be on suicide watch. He was left with the very same instrument that he used to attempt suicide,” said Julian’s mother, Mia. [Hello Beautiful]