11 items from 2016
Over the past few days, the entertainment community has lost legends such as Carrie Fisher and George Michael, but fans are also mourning the loss of another talented entertainer who might not be quite as well known. Ricky Harris, a comedian and actor who may be best known for playing Malvo on the TV series Everybody Hates Chris, passed away after suffering a heart attack. While he may not have been a household name, he had a huge impact on the hip-hop community, with several prominent hip-hop artists paying their respects through social media.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the actor passed away from a heart attack through his manager, Cindy Ambers. The actor's manager also revealed to other news outlets such as the Los Angeles Times that her client had another heart attack two years ago, although no other details about his passing were given. Ricky Harris grew up in Long Beach, »
[[tmz:video id="0_h3fzdqlf"]] Charlamagne Tha God's no chump on the radio, and if his direct questioning makes things awkward with a guest or leads to a death threat or 2 ... so be it. We caught up with Charlamagne in NYC and asked him about tense confrontations ... like the one he just had with Beanie Sigel on "The Breakfast Club" where the rapper not only told him to stop running his mouth -- he issued a thinly veiled threat of real street violence. »
- TMZ Staff
[[tmz:video id="0_l23ku46v"]] Meek Mill and The Game's beef claimed a new victim -- hip-hop legend Beanie Sigel, who got knocked the hell out ... apparently by a guy in Meek's crew. TMZ got this video of Beanie laid out backstage ... shortly before he was getting onstage Saturday night for Diddy's Bad Boy Family concert in Philly. You can also see a guy getting dragged out of the area ... his name is Teefy Bey, and he's a member of Meek's Dreamchasers. »
- TMZ Staff
A tribute concert Shawty Lo planned for his recently deceased father, will now be his own memorial ... TMZ has learned. Shawty's dad died Sept. 6 of a sudden heart attack, and the rapper canceled live gigs while he was grieving -- but he intended to return to the stage this Thursday in Baltimore at Club Oxygen with Hot Boy Turk. Shawty's manager, Johnnie Cabbell, says Shawty was going to perform the new track he wrote for his dad, »
- TMZ Staff
**** Warning: Explicit Lyrics **** Meek Mill just dropped his diss track response to The Game, and his theme is clear -- Game is an ex-stripper and a total fraud when it comes to being a Compton gangsta. The track, "Ooouuu," is a blistering attack -- which also features Beanie Sigel -- on Game's status in Compton and his claim that Nicki Minaj wants to bang him. Lyrics like, "Strippers turned rappers look what we come »
- TMZ Staff
Dash and producer Lemuel Plummer (Preachers of L.A.) said the show would offer a "brutally honest account" of the Roc-a-Fella story, starting with Dash's journey from street hustler to Jay Z's manager, the label's launch and release of Reasonable Doubt and its forays into fashion and film. The series, however, will also look at Dash's relationships with Aaliyah and designer Rachel Roy, »
If you have yet to watch Monday’s Bates Motel, check out (ha!) of this story now before it’s too late
Bates Motel unleashed the mother of all plot twists in Monday’s penultimate Season 4 episode. At least we think it did.
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During the hour’s haunting final act, Norman (Freddie Highmore) set out to take a forever nap with mom Norma (Vera Farmiga) as carbon monoxide filled her bedroom. His murder-suicide plot — which played out against the world’s creepiest version of “Mr. Sandman” — was thwarted when Alex »
Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched Season 4, Episode 9 of “Bates Motel,” titled “Forever.”
With each passing season, the Norman Bates of “Bates Motel” has unravelled further, bringing the character ever closer to the killer of the “Psycho” movies who lives with his mother’s corpse. Now with the May 9 episode, Norman (Freddie Highmore) may have gotten more psychotic: Is Norma (Vera Farmiga) dead?
At the end of the episode, it certainly looked like it: Norma was unconscious on the floor, with Romero’s (Nestor Carbonell) desperate efforts to resuscitate her with CPR seemingly having failed.
Meanwhile, the guilty party, Norman, coughed himself back to consciousness, uttering just one word: “Mother,” when he saw her lying next to him.
His murder/suicide attempt didn’t exactly go as planned. Norman had fired up the faulty water heater to fill the house with gas, closed all the vents, and »
- Debra Birnbaum
In "The Sandman," the Bau heads to Wichita when a child is abducted and his parents are killed, their eyes filled with sand and glued shut. But there's more to what's going on here than originally meets the eye.
Apparently Katt Williams figured things could use a little punching up at a rap show this weekend, but it didn’t work out too well for him. Williams received a beat-down after crashing the stage and throwing a punch at someone during a performance Sunday night at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, TMZ reports. According to TMZ, Williams took to the stage during a show while Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel and Jahlil Beats, among others, were performing. At one point during his bizarre onstage appearance, Williams reportedly took a run at someone onstage and punched him, at which point a group of people stepped in and. »
- Tim Kenneally
[[tmz:video id="0_9a6p8buz"]] Katt Williams had a crazy night in Philly ... bum rushing the stage at a rap show, punching a guy and ultimately coming up on the losing end. It all went down Sunday night at the Trocadero Theatre ... where Beanie Sigel, Jahlil Beats, Jadakiss and a few other rappers were performing. Williams was all over the place ... freestyling onstage, randomly doing pushups and standing around in a fight stance for no reason. Williams suddenly ran full »
- TMZ Staff
11 items from 2016
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