Solange Knowles made her first official appearance since her New Orleans wedding at Art Basel last night.
Beyoncé‘s sister stunned in a bright yellow Christian Siriano dress and performed several songs at the IWC Schaffhausen ”Timeless Portofino” gala event at W South Beach.
When introducing her final number, “Losing You,” the singer told the crowd, “We’re all so blessed to be here at Art Basel. We all need to live in the moment and enjoy each day, live life to the fullest.”
The message to partygoers comes just one day after E! News reported that Kelly Rowland’s mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, passed away earlier this week.
The former Destiny’s Child star’s publicist confirmed the tragic news.
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Banned at ESPN
After Slavery Sex Tweets
Artie Lange is persona non grata at ESPN after tweeting a slew of sexual and racially charged jokes about a female African-American ESPN host … TMZ has learned.
Lange sparked outrage across the Internet Wednesday when he tweeted his graphic sexual fantasy about Cari Champion from “First Take” — which involved her being a slave owned by Thomas Jefferson. Lange envisioned himself as Jefferson.
ESPN initially called Lange’s tweets “reprehensible,” but now a spokesperson for the network tells TMZ they’ve flat out banned him. We’re told … “there will be no future bookings” for the comedian.
Late Wednesday evening Lange tweeted an apology directly to Champion — but oddly added that he stood by the “joke” as a comedian.
Lange was also cut from a Comedy Central gig because of the slavery tweets.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/11/05/artie-banned-espn-cari-champion-slavery-sex-tweet-jokes/#ixzz3IO4oYoKq
‘Married To Medicine’
Revelations of Shady Pasts
Lead to Violent Fight
A business meeting gone bad between 2 stars of “Married To Medicine” turned bloody … after details exposed by duel background checks sparked an amazing catfight.
Sources close to production tell TMZ … Quad Webb-Lunceford and Lisa Nicole Cloud were having a 1-on-1 about possibly going into business together … when all hell broke loose.
We’re told both ladies found out unsavory things about each other’s past … which caused 1 of them to hurl a glass of water in the other’s direction. After that, it was go time — with punches thrown and nails exposed … resulting in Lisa scratching Quad in the face.
Quad had some facial injuries and went to the hospital to have her faced examined. Both filed police reports.
As for what triggered the fight … we’re told each was pissed at all the dirt that was dug up in the personal background checks.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz3IO3tQNDT
Rapper Big Paybacc
Shot and Killed
Inside a McDonald’s
less than a minute ago
Rapper Big Paybacc was shot and killed Thursday inside a McDonald’s in Palmdale, CA and police say this was no random shooting … it was personal.
The 38-year-old rapper (real name Habeeb Ameer Zekajj) was reportedly eating lunch at 12:30 PM when someone walked in and shot him once. Police say there were about 15 other customers inside at the time.
LA County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Corina told reporters, “There was no altercation … This guy just walked in through one door, shot him and left out another door. So it looked like something personal. He had something against this individual. It wasn’t like he shot up the McDonald’s. He just shot him and left.”
His girlfriend told reporters he left behind three children.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz3IO3YQQ7L
I Want to Be a Bartender
Amanda Bynes has a plan … she wants to sling drinks.
Sources connected to Amanda tell TMZ … she wants “a normal life,” and she believes working in a bar would achieve that goal.
Amanda says she’s well aware of the obvious impediment — she attracts so much attention it would be hard to function as a bartender.
As for why Amanda is even thinking of getting a job … she desperately needs money. She doesn’t have access to her $5.7 million fortune because of her conservatorship, and only gets between $50 and $100 a day. As for what she wants to do with the money, aside from getting an apartment, she wants plastic surgery because she thinks she’s ugly.
We know 2 people from The Canyon Treatment Center — where Amanda went for rehab — have reached out to her and offered her a place to stay.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz3IO3Dpl8X