Tagged: News

IMG_0228Every February, America celebrates the culture and talent of African American’s. On The 8th of February, 2014, The Apollo Theatre celebrated its 80th anniversary with its fifth annual Open House that reached out to the community with entertainment and workshops.

Apollo has been the number one Theatre in New York City to provide a spotlight for African-Americans to showcase talent. Apollo is most known for discovering new talent, and turning amateurs into legends with its signature Amateur Night. Behind the Apollo brand lies many workers who work day-in and out to contribute to the future of Apollo. Apollo Director and Ambassador, Billy Mitchell stated he’s been working at the Apollo since 15 years old.

YouTube Preview Image

When CEO and Reporter of CelebsGotNews.com Taikeya J, asked visitors from the community what their views were on the impact that the Apollo Theatre provided over the years, one attendee called Apollo “home.”

“I have always felt welcomed when entering the Apollo and enjoyed myself when attending events!”

While Black History month mainly highlights legends, CelebsGotNews found it very important to interact with visitors and get their perspective of their Apollo experience over the years and what black history month meant to them.

“I’ve lived in the community since Apollo first opened and witnessed legends like Michael Jackson perform and till this day it continues to be the place to be entertained,” said a wisdom keeper (attendee).

The wisdom keeper further added, “When I think of Black History Month, I think of Apollo and all the black talent that was discovered.”

The Open House event highlighted history through the eras of music with Harlem Swing, Jazz and Hip Hop. The audience was on their feet with performer Petawane Burris singing ‘Before I let go,’ and were Screaming with The Dynamic Rockers Dance Crew. The audience was silenced (in deep thought) with Claudia Hayden and Spoken Word artist Jaylene Clark Owens. “What a great experience,” is what attendees said as they were leaving the Apollo.



Beyonce and Valentina Beyonce and Valentina

Beyonce’s 15-year-old fan just shot the best selfie ever.  Valentina, a dancer, watched the show of Beyonce in Melbourne.  When Beyonce got near her, she quickly turned around and took a selfie of herself with Beyonce on the background.  This is the type of shot that you can be proud of since it can prove that you were on the front row watching the show.  Valentina quickly posted the photo on her Tumblr.  She describes it as “the best moment ever.”  She posted:

“i dont even know it was such a blur i just remember her bending down to me and my friend and i just turned for the photo and wowoowow it was the best moment ever like she posed its crazy i wasnt even expecting her to look at my phone or notice me in the crowd.”

Beyonce and Valentina Beyonce and Valentina

Now, her photo has escalated on entertainment news sites and she is experiencing a meltdown on her page.


Isn’t it very sweet?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie, The Grio


Miley Cyrus can’t seem to stop displaying her sexy figure.  After her scandalous performance on MTV VMA, the 20-year-old singer graces the cover of Notion magazine.  Inside the magazine, the former actress of “Hannah Montana” is showing her flesh by wearing crop top with skin tight white pants as well as a see-through dress.

Cryus revealed her reaction on the various “misconceptions” about her.  She said, “People have this misconception of me that I’m just one of these kids on TV and that now I go off and party and I’m just this ratchet white girl, and I’m not. I work really really hard, I’m just in a different environment.”


“‘Don’t do it’ because you need to enjoy being a kid. People don’t realize but with so many responsibilities you hold an entire company on your back and you’re a kid so you’re supposed to f–k up.”

Miley’s latest album “Bangerz” will be available on October 4.  She said that in this album she desires “to start almost as a new artist.”  She said, “I want to explain it to people and I want to work hard as if I were a new artist.”


Lindsay Lohan, who just got out from rehab, is a no-show again at the Venice Film Festival last Friday.  Paul Schrader, Lohan’s director for “The Canyons,” said, “For the last 16 months I’ve been held hostage, by my own choosing, to a very talented but unpredictable actress.” Schrader continued, “She was supposed to be here today. She said she would be, but she is not.”

Schrader has no explanation on the absence of Lohan but Lohan’s rep said, “She wanted to come, but for reasons out of her control it did not work out.”


The absence of the actress did not seem to bother the management of “Saturday Night Live.”  Lohan was invited by SNL on their 38th season.  A source said, “She is definitely considering doing it.  She loves the show and the people involved.”

Well, let’s just wait and see if Lohan will show up.

van der beek

James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly Van Der Baby announced that they are expecting baby number three.  Kimberly proclaimed the news by writing a blog with the title “We’re Expecting.”  She wrote:

“James and I are happy to report that we are expecting our third child this winter!” The former actor of “Dawson’s Creek” was overwhelmed by the news, he said, “I feel ridiculously blessed. I feel so much love honestly.  I was told two was three times as hard as one, and that three is actually not as big of a leap. If anybody knows otherwise, I am going to ask them not to tell me.”

van der beek2

James and Kimberly tied the knot in 2010, and they already have two kids, Olivia, 2, and 17-month-old Joshua.  Kimberly wrote, “All the craziness, exhaustion, and moodiness aside, James and I are beyond elated and feeling so incredibly blessed.  Olivia and Joshua are in on the news and seem to be excited about a baby coming into the family.”


The owner of South Pointe, Steve Tedeschi, announced that his Hamptons club will be closed permanently since he wanted to concentrate on his film career.  Incidentally, this is the club where Justin Bieber was involved in a wild brawl.

Tedeschi revealed the reason why he wanted to close his club for good.  He said, “I have decided that this Sunday will be the closing party.  This will be South Pointe’s last summer in the Hamptons. I’ve been doing this enough years now and I have a young son.”


After Bieber’s fight incident, the owner of South Pointe realized that he wanted to do other things.  He said, “After the summer I am focusing on my film career.  My first feature film [“Blue Caprice”] is being released on Sept. 14 in 32 markets. And in addition to wrapping up the documentary I am in preproduction on another film called ‘House Sitter.’”

When asked if he will invite Bieber on his closing party, Tedeschi just laughed and responded, “What a weekend that was.  South Pointe has entertained so many celebrities and great clientele over the years. We plan on going out with a bang.”

gday usa gala arrivals 2 150112

The last time that John Travolta joined the France’s Deauville American Film Festival was in 1978.  After thirty-five years, the actor returns to the festival to receive his lifetime achievement award and promotes his new film, “Killing Season.”  He said, “I’ve been getting career awards since the mid-’90s.  Your average career runs about 30 years, so I’m about five years past that. Clark Gable and Cary Grant were all still doing movies at my age and older, but they generally used to stop a lot younger. Now, you’ve got Eastwood, who’s 83 and still doing movies. Things are a little different now.”


When regards to the success of “Killing Season,” the 59-year-old Travolta said, “I asked some questions about it, to be honest, because it’s not something I’m used to.  Maybe I’m not as comfortable with it, but that doesn’t mean anything: Sometimes the world changes and you have to go with it.”

“Besides, as an actor, it’s changed nothing. You’re there to do your due diligence and give a good performance. How the industry takes that forward is really up to them, and changing times will change that, but performance is performance.”


Tiger Woods’ girlfriend Lindsey Vonn confessed that she and pro golfer Tiger Woods are enjoying a happy relationship.  She said, “There’s really nothing about him that bothers me.  He doesn’t even leave the seat up! It’s awesome.”

The 28-year-old Olympic skier admitted that her life has changed rapidly after her divorce from Thomas Vonn in 2011.  She reflected, “From a personal standpoint, everything in my life has changed. It’s a complete 180 in a short period of time.  I went from being married and living on my own in L.A. to having a new boyfriend and just being totally self-sufficient and super independent.”


The Olympian added, “It’s awesome.  I love it.”

Woods, 37, and Vonn, first met in 2012 and in March 2013 they confirmed their relationship.  Vonn will be skiing again next week, she said, “I leave for Chile on Friday and I’ll be on the snow on Monday!  It’s probably going to be slower than I want it to be … But I’m really excited just to be out there, to be in the mountains, to be going fast again.”


On Thursday, Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel welcomed their baby boy Axl Jack Duhamel who weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces.  Fergie gave birth at Cedars-Sinai Hospital via C-section.  The first time parents revealed that they really “wanted this for a very long time.”


On Tuesday, Fergie posted a photo of herself, Duhamel, their pup and Cesar Millan, a well-known dog whisperer.  She captioned the photo with “@joshduhamel & I getting our doggie daughter ready for her new brother with @cesarmillan.”

Duhamel, the “Safe Haven” actor, also posted a question to his fans saying, “Curious how your pets reacted when you brought home your first newborn child. Any advice?”

Duhamel admitted that he sang on the belly of his wife.  He said, “They say they’ll recognize your voice when they come.  It’s very important to me that we raise this kid right.” Fergie said, “He’s been amazing.  He’s so nice and wonderful. He sings and talks to my belly all the time. He’s very complimentary. I’m very lucky that he’s really good to me,” referring to Duhamel.

The Black Eyed Peas singer revealed, “He’s going to be an amazing father.  I’m so blessed. Me and my baby are on top of the world.”

Congrats to Fergie and Josh!


Christina Aguilera wanted to thank her fans through a letter.  Her letter was entitled “… From my heart to yours … Let there be love.”  The 32-year-old singer wrote:

“I wanted to reach out to my fans out there that continuously support me and have my back relentlessly throughout the years.  I am so grateful and fortunate for your dedication. Your time & devotion. Your kindness and understanding. Your patience and compassion.”

“It has been a tremendous gift to have been able to share my work on such a large scale with all of you around the world who have supported and appreciated my efforts through all I’ve worked tirelessly in accomplishing, for so many years now.”

Aguilera continued. “Your strength encourages me to continue digging deep and searching within myself to openly offer my heart & soul to you.”


The “Your Body” singer added:

“Thank you for listening to my words. Opening your hearts. Giving back love. Seeing beneath the surface. Searching for the truth. Digging deep. Within yourselves & within your minds. Feeling and sharing with me your own stories, your own life struggles …  You’re my inspiration and a constant reminder why I continue to give my very best and open up my heart and mind so vulnerably to you and with the best intentions.”

The singer concluded the letter with “Sending everyone an abundance of warm light.  Feel me in your hearts, as I feel you in mine. Together we brightly shine. We stand the test of time. Always have, always will.”