Lakers Name Earvin “Magic” Johnson President of Basketball Operations.

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Congrats Magic Johnson!

According to Lakers press release,  Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced today that the team has named Earvin “Magic” Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations

Nick Cannon Show on the Chopping Block?

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Last week Nick Cannon quit his hosting gig on America’s Got Talent after bumping heads with producers over his racially charged stand-up comedy special.

When it rain it pours…

Nick’s other job is rumor to be in jeopardy.

From The Wrap

The future of “Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon” is still undecided at the network level, TheWrap has learned. And even if the multi-hyphenate isn’t currently burning his bridge with NBC executives, the economics of more episodes may not work out.

That’s not necessarily because of how much third-year series “Caught on Camera” costs — any first-year Accounting major knows strong revenue can offset some bills. Unfortunately, the plug-and-play series has managed just a 0.7 Nielsen rating among adults 18-49 thus far this season, on average, and 3.2 million total viewers. Those soft numbers are inclusive of a week’s worth of delayed viewing, which means advertisers aren’t quite enamored with a 30-second sales opportunity on this one.

Mike Epps Arrested for Battery in New Orleans.

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Comedian Mike Epps arrested in New Orleans for attacking a fan…

From The Advocate

Actor and comedian Mike Epps was arrested along with another man for allegedly attacking a tourist at Harrah’s Casino early Saturday, New Orleans police said.

Court records show that both failed to appear for an arraignment in Municipal Court on Tuesday. Attachments have been issued for their arrest.

Epps, who is best known for his roles in “The Hangover” and “Next Friday,” is accused of striking a Virginia man who was visiting town for the NBA All-Star Game. Police allege that he was joined in the attack by Thomas Cobb, 52, of Brooklyn.

Epps and Cobb were both booked on municipal counts of battery and released on $1,000 bail each.

Karrueche Gets Restraining Order, Says Chris Brown Threatened to Kill Her.

Three weeks ago Chris post this video on the gram that sounds pretty stalker vibes. Karrueche files a restraining order against her ex.

TMZ reports, Karrueche claims in a sworn statement to the judge, earlier this month Chris “told a few people that he was going to kill me.” She then says Chris told the friends if he can’t have her then no one else can, threatening he was going to “take me out” and “threatened to shoot me.”

Karrueche also says several years ago Chris “punched me in my stomach twice,” and “pushed me down the stairs.” This would have been during the time Chris was on probation for the Rihanna beating.

The legal docs also claim Chris has threatened to harm her friends and even recently threw a drink at one of them.

She worries he’s now putting action behind his words, and that’s why she got the restraining order.

Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Monica, Lalah Hathaway, Remy Ma, Teyana Taylor, Jhene Aiko, And More At 2017 ESSENCE Festival

The lovely ladies above are set to take over  2017 ESSENCE Festival.

Details below..

Inspired by Mary’s upcoming 13th studio album Strength of a Woman, the evening will include performances from Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Monica, Lalah Hathaway, Remy Ma, Teyana Taylor, Jhene Aiko, Lizzo, Ari Lennox, Michel’le, The Jones Girls feat. Shirley Jones, PJ and of course, Mary J. Blige.

ESSENCE Festival 2017 ticket packages are on sale now! For more info about tickets, accommodations and the latest news, visit our Festival page here.