Chance the Rapper Calls Kanye His “Spiritual Advisor” & Reveals Pivot to Comedy

Chance the Rapper stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and touched on a number of topics including the birth of his second daughter, his foray into comedy, and about his relationship with Kanye West. Watch above.

In the 13-minute interview, Chance spoke of West as his spiritual advisor. “Kanye is so devoted right now. He’s very well-versed in the bible, he’s reading a lot.  The way that he talks to me now its seems like he’s had [Bible passages] memorized for years,” he explained. “To my knowledge a lot of that stuff he learned very recently. He’s talking about what I believe in which is that Jesus is king.”

Chance also discusses his comedy career during the interview and says that he believes “one day [he’ll] become a world-famous comedian.”

“I’m a comedic guy,” he adds, revealing that he has a comedy set coming up a The Laugh Factory in Chicago.

Elsewhere, Kimmel congratulated the rapper on becoming the first in his industry to take paternity leave. Joking about the protocol on how he scheduled his time off, Chance said, “The fans are kind of my bosses so I have to let them know,” referencing how he postponed a recent tour. “It’s way harder having two kids than having one,” he continued. “Mathematically it makes sense but it didn’t actually register until I had two kids and I couldn’t leave my wife at home with both of them. “

Wendy Williams and NeNe Leakes patch things up after long falling

Wendy Williams and NeNe Leakes are back on speaking terms.

The New York City native, 55, welcomed the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 51, on The Wendy Williams Show Tuesday, and the pair talked about the rift that developed between them and how each side interpreted it began.

The talk show host said she felt Leakes had grown conceited amid her rise to fame on the Bravo series, which opened further doors for her to appear on Broadway, and the TV shows Glee and The New Normal.

So here’s what I feel happened between us: When we first met NeNe on the Housewives, she was like our big mouth friend who would say it like she meant it,’ Williams said. ‘She had a cute family, the laugh and that whole bit, just like keeping it real with NeNe. And then all of a sudden, the paychecks got bigger, and I feel the fame got in the way of remembering who we liked her for.’

Williams urged her audience to ‘clap if you understand what I’m saying’ – which they did – and Leakes rolled her eyes.

Williams said Leakes ‘started acting like a real jerk’ on RHOA, which seemed to surprise NeNe, drawing a rebuke from Williams.

‘We talk about this don’t look shocked … look, she started acting like a big head jerk and million-dollar paycheck or whatever they’re paying you or not, we missed the girl that we knew,’ Williams said. ‘And then all of a sudden you stuck with that character so I was like, “I’m done with NeNe.”‘

The charismatic reality star had a different take on her falling out with Williams, saying that she became a popular target for Williams on her show.

‘That’s her version, I know y’all hear mine,’ Leakes said. ‘You know how Wendy does her Hot Topics … and it was just “NeNe, this,'” “NeNe, that.” And I was just like, “Well, dang, she is just really running my name in the dirt.”‘

Leakes said the final straw was when Williams made a jab about ‘NeNe and her Birkin’ bag.

‘I was like, “That’s it!”’ said Leakes, to which Williams recalled the details.

‘When you marked up the Birkin … and then put my name on it, calling me me a b*h or something on it – you called me a man or something!’ Williams said

Leakes said the two were ‘right back into’ their friendship after reconciling at a restaurant in the wake of Williams’ split with husband Kevin Hunter earlier this year.

‘Regardless to whatever happened, the thing that I loved the most is when I got on the flight, and we were meeting in the restaurant, when I got to the restaurant – it was almost like we never missed a beat,’ said Nene, who has past been in public feuds with RHOA castmates Kenya Moore and Kim Zolciak. 

Leakes appeared to have a great time in the appearance, praising Williams and acknowledging the professional chemistry they share.

‘Wendy really is the match to my fire, the chips to my salsa and the ice cream to my cake! You gotta love her,’ Leakes said, adding images from the appearance. Wendy wrote on her page, ‘Always good catching up with the dip to my do.’ 

Investigation into Afton Williamson’s claims finds no ‘unlawful’ or ‘inappropriate

Former “The Rookie” star Afton Williamson is responding to the news that her claims of on-set harassment have been dismissed.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the actress said the investigation’s findings — which concluded that there was no unlawful or inappropriate behavior from the people Williamson accused — were “heartbreaking for everyone on that set, past and present.” She added that “what saddens me the most is that the lengths that were taken to deceive, lie, and cover up the truth were far greater than those made to protect and maintain a safe working environment for employees.”

She vowed to “continue to work so that casts and crews alike finally see words align with action.”

Earlier on Tuesday, the findings of an internal investigation into Williamson’s claims were released, and “concluded that those identified in Ms. Williamson’s allegations did not conduct themselves in an unlawful manner or demonstrate behavior inappropriate for the workplace.”

The findings also concluded that the showrunners, including executive producer Alexi Hawley, “addressed matters of which they were made aware promptly and in a fair and reasonable manner.”

Williamson went public with her claims in August, accusing a fellow cast member of sexual harassment and the show’s hair department of racial discrimination; she also said she was sexually assaulted at the Season 1 wrap party. She exited the ABC drama in July, after starring alongside Nathan Fillion in Season 1 as LAPD officer Talia Bishop.

Wyoming Nights! Kim Kardashian West Shares Gorgeous Sunset Photo from Recent Family Trip

The West family is enjoying late summer sunsets in Wyoming.

Kim Kardashian West shared a gorgeous snap of the family in Wyoming on Tuesday, where her husband Kanye West recently purchased a sprawling ranch.

The mother of four kept the caption simple, writing “Wyoming nights” alongside the photo, which shows herself, Kanye, daughters North West, 6, and Chicago West, 19 months, and son Saint West, 3½.

The squad sits around a picnic table, which is situated near a campfire and in front of rolling hills and trees. Little Psalm West, almost 4 months, doesn’t appear in the shot.

Just three days ago, Kim, 38, shared another pic from the family’s Wyoming adventure, showing North and Chicago atop a pinto horse. The beauty mogul captioned that photo, “Wyoming ?⛰”

While the family appears to be enjoying their time in the Equality State, fans shouldn’t hold their breath on a full-on move any time soon.

“Kim is definitely not moving and living full-time in Wyoming right now. Kim likes visiting Wyoming, but she sees it more like a vacation place,” a source told PEOPLE last week. “It’s very quiet and private

The source added: “Every time they go, they enjoy it. But they are usually comfortable in luxury housing. The ranch only has simple housing. It’s mostly cabins with no amenities at all. Kim just isn’t a fan of the cabins.”

But that doesn’t mean that Kim and Kanye, 42, haven’t been discussing spending more time in Wyoming.

Kim recently said that she envisions spending vacation time at the ranch

“I love L.A., so I envision summers, I envision some weekends [in Wyoming],” she told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last week. “But yeah, we love it. It’s like, the prettiest place you’ve seen in your entire life. Even my sisters, everyone, we’ve had this dream of getting a ranch and just spending our summers there and getting away

Nonetheless, Kim has said that she sees their family moving to Wyoming within the next decade.

“I see us living on a ranch in Wyoming, occasionally going to Palm Springs and our home in Los Angeles — and becoming a lawyer,” she said in her recent cover story for Vogue Arabia.

“In my mind, I’m already living in those 10 years,” she said.

Whitney Houston Hologram Tour Detailed

“An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour” kicks off in Mexico next year

Dates for the long-planned Whitney Houstonhologram tour have been revealed. BASE Hologram, the company behind the Roy Orbison/Buddy Holly hologram tour, has partnered with the Estate of Whitney E. Houston to create “An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour.”

Along with the Houston hologram, the shows will feature a live band, dancers, and backup singers set to digitally remastered versions of Houston’s songs and choreographed by Fatima Robinson. Find the dates below.

An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour:

01-23-02-09 Mexico – TBD
02-27 Liverpool, England – M&S Bank Arena 2 Arena
02-28 Manchester, England – Apollo
02-29 Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
03-01 Glasgow, Scotland – SEC Armadillo
03-02 Aberdeen, Scotland – P&J Arena
03-03 Dublin, Ireland – Bord Gais Theatre
03-04 Birmingham, England – Arena
03-05 Bournemouth, England – Bournemouth International Centre
03-06 Cardiff, England – Motorpoint Arena
03-07 Brighton, England – Centre
03-09 Nottingham, England – Royal Concert Hall
03-10 London, England – Hammersmith Apollo
03-12 Brussels, Belgium – Bozar
03-13 Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
03-14 Ghent, Belgium – Capitole
03-19 Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
03-20 Berlin, Germany – Admirals Palast
03-22 Vienna, Austria – Stadhalle F
03-23 Bratislava, Slovakia – Inchebo Expo Arena
03-25 Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum Black Box
03-26 Oslo, Norway – Folketeatret
03-28 Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
03-30 St Petersburg, Russia – BKZ Oktyabrisky
03-31 Moscow, Russia – Kremlin Concert Hall
04-02 Kiev, Ukraine – Palace Ukraine
04-03 Minsk, Belarus – Palace of the Republic

Mary J Blige Spotted Out -Appears ‘DRUNK’ & HIGHER THAN A KOOTA BROWN Stumbling!!

R&B superstar Mary J Blige has had a history of battling substance abuse. She’s admitted in the past to being addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Well last night, the Queen of R&B Soul didn’t look good at all.

The paparazzi caught up with RnB Singer Mary J. Blige last night, as she arrived to the popular LA club Bootsy Bellows. Mary was there to celebrate Flo-Rida birthday, along with rapper NAS and RnB Singer Ashanti. 

But as Mary was arriving, a cup of fell out of her SUV – and it appeared to be carrying some type of enebriant. Mary then stumbled out of the vehicle and had to be assisted walking into the club. She really was looking a little worse for wear. 

Mary is in a difficult time in her life. She recently finalized her divorce with ex-husband Kendu Isaacs – but it cost her a pretty penny.

Mary reportedly has to pay Kendu millions a year, as part of the divorce settlement.

Hate It Or Love It?! Ja Rule Announces He’ll Be Making A Music Video For Every Song He’s Ever Released

If you have any business to settle with Ja Rule, you might wanna get to him as soon as possible, because his next musical undertaking is probably gonna keep him busy for a loooooong time.

Ja Rule recently announced his very ambitious plan to re-release his entire discography as visual album, making music videos for every single song he’s ever released–beside the tracks that already have their own visuals.

This news was tucked into a series of tweets on Monday, including one that saw Ja responding to a fan and explaining why now was the time to tap into the nostalgia for his old music instead of releasing some new heat. “Music is timeless,” he told this particular fan, later adding that his new album 12.Twelve.XII would be out this December.

Of course, this announcement–just like all of his tweets–received a lot of replies from people wondering why he’s making a bunch of music videos instead of issuing refunds to Fyre Festival attendees–which, of course, Ja ignored.

He took the time to respond to a lot of fans asking questions about why he’s embarking on this huge undertaking, including those who decided to assume Ja wanting to capitalize off old music must mean he’s running out of money. As the rapper pointed out, shooting dozens of music videos is anything but cheap, and all of this is coming out of his own pockets.

He goes on to say that even though he’s not planning on re-making any videos that are already out there, there is one song he might consider creating a brand new visual for: “Daddy’s Little Baby.”

Making and releasing all of these music videos is definitely going to take a while, but in the meantime, you can catch Ja Rule on Growing Up Hip Hop: New York.

I’m Ordering You To Pay That Saltine! ?Stupid Ass Michael Strahan’s Ex-Wife Wants More Money Despite Getting $15.3 Million And $18,000 Per Month

Micahael Strahan’s Ex-Wife Jean Wants More Money For Child Support

Michael Strahan is going THROUGH it with his ex-wife Jean Muggli and she’s pocket-watchin’ worse than a OnlyFans girl on NBA draft night.

According to TMZ, the former couple was spotted heading into a Manhattan courthouse to catch a litigious fade over their child support arrangement. Michael and Jean have 15-year-old twins Sophia and Isabella and considering that the baller-turned-talk-show-host has secured several bags since their 2006 divorce, it appears that Jean wants a bigger piece of the pie.

At the time of separation, a judge ruled that Michael will pay Jean $15.3 million in addition to $18,000 per month in child support. Guess that isn’t enough to live a nice life.

Folks on Jean’s side of the aisle make mention of unspecified “obligations” that Strahan is responsible for, while Stahan sources say that Jean has tried this move before in North Carolina where she and the girls live.

Guess we’ll see how it plays out soon enough.


Nicki Minaj stunned her fans when she announced her retirement earlier this month.

But before revealing that she was hanging up the mic to focus on starting a family, she had been working on a new album. During an interview for the October issue of ELLE, which was conducted prior to her retirement tweet, Minaj opened up about the highly-anticipated project, which she describes as “fierce, fun, and unapologetic.”

“It’s probably the most excited I’ve been about an album release in a really long time,” she told the magazine. “This one incorporates all the things people love about Nicki, but it also just has a way bigger sound, so it goes perfectly with the [Fendi] collection.”

But unlike the four years between The Pinkprint and Queen, she won’t make her Barbz wait as long for her next project. “I’m happy that we’re not making my fans wait for another album, like I’ve done in the past.” 

Minaj had previously discussed her fifth album on her Queen Radio show and revealed that she was working with a mystery executive producer. It’s unclear if she still plans to release it or if it will be her final album. Up until recently, she had been busy in the studio working on new music and made plans to record with several artists.

While her music career remains up in the air, Nicki is gearing up to launch Fendi Prints On, a 127-piece collection with Italian fashion house Fendi. The collaboration, which hits stores in October, came together after Minaj wore a Fendi fur bomber jacket with a matching Fendi bikini bottom on the cover of her “Chun-Li” single.

“I can’t believe that when I was doing that little picture that day, with the Fendi jacket and Fendi panties on…” she said. “I didn’t think that the actual company would think that that was dope. To know that they liked it that much, and now it’s on a T-shirt, is so iconic to me.”

And she is excited to launch her own fashion brand in the future. “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes!” she said. “I’ve been really strategic and picky on purpose, turning some things down and waiting for the right opportunities. Once people see that you have selling power and you are able to impact a brand in such a positive way, then I think it’s only a matter of time. The Fendi collection alone made me feel like I would love to continue doing this–getting to that boss status. That’s where I would like to take fashion, for sure.”

Woman Who Posted R. Kelly’s Bail Won’t Get Her Money Back, Judge Rules

The woman who put up $100,000 to get R. Kelly out of jail earlier this year, can forget about getting a refund. Valencia Love’s attorney filed a motion last week in an attempt to have the money returned, but Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood ruled against the request Tuesday (Sept. 17).

According to the Chicago-Sun Times, Love wants her money back since Kellz is currently being held on separate federal sex trafficking and child porn charges. Love said that she had no prior knowledge of the federal investigation against Kelly, the Sun-Times reports.

Flood reportedly determined that Love is not legally entitled to the money. However, Love could potentially get her bail money back at the end of Kelly’s trial in Cook County, although that could be years from now. Her attorney, John Collins, told the court that his client is “worried she’s in jeopardy of losing that money.” Collins also claimed that Love paid $50,000 of Kelly’s back child support, which she has denied.

The Chicago-area business owner claimed to be a “friend” of Kelly’s when she put up cash to have him released from jail in February following his arrest on multiple counts of aggravated sex abuse charges. After Kelly posted bail, Love’s identity and her businesses — which includes a daycare — were exposed. The reveal subjected Love, and her businesses, to a flood of negative comments online.

As if the nature of their relationship wasn’t confusing enough, Love is apparently interested in using the $100,000 to help pay his legal fees. While speaking to the Sun-Times, Love doubled down on her support for Kelly by noting that he has yet to be convicted.

“At no point have I ever supported a pedophile,” she said. “He has not been convicted yet. Why is it so bad that I did a favor for a friend?”

Love’s money wasn’t the only item on the agenda in court Tuesday. Kelly appeared at a short hearing where Flood denied prosecutors’ request to increase his bondto $1 million. Flood noted that Kelly is already being held without bond on federal charges and increasing his bond would be pointless.