The ultimate master of ceremonies, Sean “Diddy” Combs hosted his own Grammy celebration on the eve of music’s biggest night by throwing a star-studded after hours at his private residence in Los Angeles, CA. VIP guests invited to this super intimate affair paid homage to the Grammy nominees and their hustle to the top of the charts. Guests included such heavy hitters as Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Cassie, Mary J. Blige, Jordan Clayton, Corey Gamble, Kourtney Kardashian, Brody Jenner, French Montana, Nicole Scherzinger, Tobey Maguire, Jesse Williams, and Cara Delevigne. Continue reading
SPOTTED: Diddy and DJ Khaled toasting with the “CÎROC Grateful” – The official cocktail of Khaled’s 10th album, entitled “Grateful” on Thursday, February 9th in Beverly Hills, CA. Also joining the celebrations were Chance the Rapper, the newly-crowned best new artist at the Grammys. Continue reading
SPOTTED: Diddy + DJ Khaled talking about CÎROC’s new “Let’s Get It” campaign at AOL Headquarters in NYC earlier this week. “Let’s Get It” is a two-minute motivational short film released by Diddy which stars French Montana and DJ Khaled. Continue reading
SPOTTED: Tyson Beckford, Puff Daddy, surf sensation & Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Anastasia Ashley, Christina Milian, Akon, Lil’ Wayne and Mase, attending Sports Illustrated + CÎROC’s fight weekend takeover day party (where CÎROC also kicked off their Summer pool party season) hosted by Puff Daddy, at Foxtail Pool Club at the SLS Las Vegas over the weekend. Continue reading
SPOTTED: Sean Combs and Revolt TV taking over LA and introducing the world to the newest member of the CÎROC Boyz circle, Big Sean. Continue reading
As part of Diddy Dirty Money, along with Diddy and fellow singer-songwriter Dawn Richard, Kalenna is fresh off of a win for “Best Group” Sunday at the BET Awards.
CelebMagnet got answers to some burning questions of the talented musician after she was able to let the win sink in.
The BET Awards were broadcast live Sunday night from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Big winner of the night? 22-year-old Chris Brown who walked away with five trophies, including male R&B artist, video of the year and collaboration for Look at Me Now.
Brown thanked his fans and said they are everything to him. “I know it’s been a long road. I just appreciate every blessing that’s been put in front of me.”
If that weren’t bad and strange enough, BET later tweeted a congratulations to Chris Brown for winning the Coca Cola Viewers Choice Award. So, the fan was right the first time but we have no idea why the mistake was made.
Best Female R&B Artist- Rihanna
Young Stars- Jaden and Willow Smith (tie)
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist- Kanye West
Best Group- Diddy Dirty Money
Best Collaboration- Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes for Look At Me Now
Sportsman of the Year- Michael Vick
Sportswoman of the Year- Serena Williams
Best New Artist- Wiz Khalifa
State Farm Humanitarian Award- Steve Harvey
Best Gospel – Mary Mary
Best Actress- Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor- Idris Elba
Best Movie- For Colored Girls
Best International Act, U.K.- Tinie Tempah
Best International Act, Africa- 2Face Idibia and D’Banj (tie)
Video Director of the Year- Chris Robinson
BET Lifetime Achievement Award- Patti LaBelle
Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice – Chris Brown for Look At Me Now
Centric Award- Marsha Ambrosius
FANdemonium- Chris Brown
|Sofia Vergara: “On our way to the [Oscars] afterparty!”|
|Charlie Sheen: “Winner..! 2012…”|
|Mark Ballas: “Day 1 and @ChelseaKane is already correcting me…. Ha ha”|
|Chad Ochocinco: “Me and Baby Carlos”|
|Sofia Vergara: “La familia feliz!”|
|Tori and Dean from Elton John’s after Oscars party|
|Lady Gaga: “Dyed my bangs black. Its my new monsterlook. Let the mitosis of the future begin. Off to meet Judas.”|
|Lenny Kravitz: “sometimes a brother needs some wings. who dat!”|
|Lea Michele: “Twitter CRUSH!!!!!!! @druidDUDE :)”|
|Sofia Vergara: “Jajajja hahahha!!!” [She’s holding her NAACP Image Awards for Best Supporting Actress in A Comedy]|
It pays to be Diddy‘s son, Justin. For his 17th birthday, Justin received a souped-up limousine version of a Mercedes Maybach valued at $390,000.
This may sound outrageous in and of itself but wait ’till you hear this: This car is the 17 year-old’s second such vehicle as Justin received a lesser version of a Maybach (valued at only $300,000) last year from his famous and ridiculously-rich father.
Diddy felt like he had some explainin’ to do. So he told The Independent: “Justin has turned himself around and is now an honors student, which he wasn’t before, so I wanted to treat him. It’s a collector’s car so maybe he will use it for special occasions like on a first date, but like all my kids, he prefers the simpler things than the expensive things. Simple tastes.”
Simple tastes? Are you for real, Diddy? I have a simple taste. And by “simple taste” I mean I drive a 10-year old Nissan. But alas, I digress. We’re not talking about me. We’re talking about you, Diddy.
Justin’s first gifted-car was featured on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 and Diddy got a lot of flack for his extravagant gift.
Diddy blamed the criticism on racism and said in response to an interview with journalist Martin Bashir, who questioned the gift: “The whole thing about giving a Maybach to my son, that’s really like a racist question. You don’t ask white people what they buy their kids. And they buy ’em Porsches and convertible Bentleys, and it ain’t no question. It’s really a racist question and put things back in perspective with money and the way that people still look at you. And I’m not saying that consciously he’s a racist. But he probably don’t even realize that he would not ask Steve Jobs that. He would be like Steve Jobs has that money and that’s the gift his kid is supposed to get.”
Diddy, I don’t think Bashir’s question had anything to do with racism. I would think he’d question anyone who would dote so much money on a teenager. I know I would. But it’s your money and it’s your kid. So, live and be happy cause as they say, father knows best! Just don’t be surprised if your kids don’t appreciate the real simple things of life as they grow older…
What would the rest of you do? Would you lavish such an expensive gift on your teenager if you had the means?