Now They sell water ....... Sean "Diddy" Combs and actor/producer Mark Wahlberg today announced a joint venture with Southern California-based fitness and wellness water brand AQUAhydrate.
AQUAhydrate, which is a high performance water without the sugar and calories found in traditional sports drinks or vitamin enhanced beverages.
According to the press release, they "will oversee business strategy along with CEO John Cochran, formerly President of Fiji Water. Together they will help drive the AQUAhydrate vision and be instrumental in helping secure retail partnerships for the water brand, such as their recently signed deals with Safeway, Kroger and GNC."
Diddy speaks on the AQUAhydrate venture: "As a brand architect, I am incredibly passionate and equally committed to every aspect of the businesses that I get involved with. Partnering with AQUAhydrate and Mark is an incredible opportunity for me and I am looking forward to making history in the process. It's important for me to be part of something that drives me and is constantly pushing the boundaries, and that's what AQUAhydrate does. Together, we're going to take AQUAhydrate to the next level.
Robert De Niro Tells Jay-Z He Is 'Rude' & 'Disrespectful' For Not Returning His Phone Calls?
Diddy Guest Stars On It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia [VIDEO]
Take note, Robert De Niro considers anyone not returning his phone calls as a sign of disrespect, no matter who you are. Jay-Z learned this first hand when the Oscar winning actor told the Grammy winning actor how he really felt at a Leonardo DiCaprio birthday party in NYC.
The New York Post reports the two giants in their respective field's crossed paths at the party held at The Darby. While Hova tried to be cordial, sources say DeNiro was frosty. The source of the tension is Jay allegedly ducking Bob's calls after offering to contribute music to the TriBeCa Film Festival.
'Bob was sitting at a table, and when Jay-Z went over to say hello, De Niro told Jay that he never called him back,' said the source.
Another source added, 'Bob wasn't in any mood to make polite conversation. He told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back. It doesn't matter who you are, that is just rude.'
Even Jigga trying to make light of his faux pas, and his wife coming by to help cool things down, couldn't sway Deniro. 'Beyonce came over, but that didn't calm Bob down,' said the source. 'It was the talk of the party. Everyone was saying there's only one star in New York bigger and badder than Jay-Z, and that's Robert De Niro. He can be quite scary when he's angry.'
Both De Niro and Jay-Z reps declined comment so at the moment only those two know what was exactly said. Safe bet that if De Niro does ever call again, Hova will hit him right back on the jack.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia knows how to make anything funny, even cancer.
In this episode, which guest starred Sean 'Diddy' Combs, he grabs a guitar to perform the classic Parliament song 'We Want the Funk.' He throws in the hilarious line 'We're gonna turn this cancer out!'
This isn't the first time Diddy's made a comedic turn, as he starred in the movie, Get Him To The Greek.
Andre 3000 sat down with FUSE to give a rare interview shedding light on Gillette's Movember campaign and to talk music.
With Big Boi in town to promote his new album, Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, he spoke about how proud he was of 'Twan's solo success. 'Since he started working on it he comes by and plays songs every couple of weeks. He's finally wrapped it up,' Stacks says about Big Boi.
'I'm proud of that dude man, We started as two people and I know how hard it is to write your own raps. It's different today because a lot of people don't write their own raps, and there is nothing wrong with that because we love the songs. To do it all yourself is pretty heavy.'
Oh, and to bust your bubble, a solo album isn't coming and an Outkast album is still not on the horizon.
Many celebrities from the world of entertainment supported President Obama for a 2nd term from Russell Simmons to Lisa Raye. Using the social media network celebrities tweeted out their endorsement and encourage everyone to get out and vote.
Cee Lo Green's Accuser Says He Secretly Gave Her Ecstasy, Had S-x With Her
Ice Cube & Kevin Hart Lock In Release Date For Action Comedy Ride Along
Details of the s-xual battery charges that an LA woman has hurled at Cee Lo Green are beginning to be revealed. According to the still unnamed woman, the R&B singer/rapper secretly gave her ecstasy in downtown LA restaurant before she blacked out and woke up naked in a room Green.
TMZ reports that the woman secretly taped a conversation with Green that confirms her story. She contends that Cee Lo gave her a drink, and the next thing she remembers is waking up butt naked in a room with the Atlanta native. The woman allegedly went straight to the authorities after the incident and LAPD detectives had her call Green and secretly record their discussion to see if he would confirmwhat happened. Allegedly Green was apologetic and referenced using ecstasy and not knowing it would effect her the way it did.
However, the Goodie Mob rapper denies these claims.
Various sources are also giving conflicting accounts about whether or not the accuser went to her lawyer before going to the police and if her lawyer reached out to Green's management demanding money to quietly resolve this matter.
LA police will refer the case to the DA once their investigation is over.
This story might not be going away for a while.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's police comedy Ride Along has received a release date. The project will open over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, in 2014.
Described by the Hollywood Reporter as a 'comedic Training Day,' the flick will be produced by the West Coast rapper, his Cube Vision partner, Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner and William Packer. The film centers around an uptight second-grade teacher who must partake in a ride-along with his future brother in-law, before marrying his girlfriend. The teacher, played by Hart, has to prove his loyalty to his soon-to-be-wife's by making it through a one-night assignment with the overprotective brother, played by Cube.
Comedian John Leguizamo, model-turned-actress, Tika Sumpter, and Jay Pharoah of Saturday Night Live fame are also in the movie.
Tim Story, who Cube worked with on Barbershop, will direct the film. Some of Story's recent project include, Think Like A Man, which grossed over $100 million domestically. Universal Pictures has acquired the film which is due out Jan. 17, 2014. As of now, Ride Along is the only film slated to premiere during the holiday.
Cube made an early jump into the film world, grabbing his first role- in the Jon Singleton-film Boyz N the Hood -back in 1991. In the years since he's acted in more than two dozen motion pictures.
After years of planning, and months of promotion, RZA's feature film directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fists is in theaters NOW! The movie stars himself, Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe, and should be a fun ride for kung-fu movie fans as it contains many blatant and subtle odes to classic movies like Enter The Dragon, Five Deadly Venoms and Ninja Scroll, to name a few. The late Bruce Lee's influence was par
Shyne Credits Himself With Saving Jennifer Lopez From Being Killed [LISTEN]
Mystikal is a man with a back up plan. Now that's he's out of jail, he's decided to give this music thing another go, but if it doesn't work out, there's another profession in his future.
The Louisiana native told TMZ that in his quest to maintain a steady cash flow, he has decided to transition into the adult film industry, to make ends meet. If given the opportunity, he'd like a chance with dirty flick star Pinky. 'She's a bad b-tch,' he raved. 'I would take her down in a second.'
Choosing to work in said arena allows Mystikal to follow in the footsteps of Snoop Dogg, and most recently Tyga, who is not only directing an adult film, but launched an accompanying website.
Ironically s-x movies should be the last thing Mystikal is interested in, given his criminal record. The 42-year-old served six years in prison for s-xual battery, stemming from an incident with a hairstylist in which he forced her to perform a s-x act.
After his long prison bid, Mystikal went back to jail stemming from a domestic abuse case. He repented for his actions stating that he was 'ashamed.'
No word yet on when his album will drop.
The 1999 club shooting that ended with Shyne being sent to jail for 10-year bid, also spared the precious life of Jennifer Lopez-so says the former Bad Boy rapper.
Speaking to Charlotte's WGIV 103.3, the 33-year-old explained that had things happened differently, Lopez wouldn't be here. 'I was thugging and bugging that night, ya dig? I was actually the best behaved because I don't drink and I don't smoke,' he said. 'I'm from the streets so when it's time for my hammer to go off... somebody was getting ready to pop ol' boy's head off... It might not have been no Jennifer Lopez movies or none of that, if I didn't pull my ratchet and squeeze off.'
Humble man that he is, Shyne made it clear that Lopez wasn't the only person he saved. 'I saved all of our lives cuz them kids from Brooklyn don't play,' he explained, of the discrepancy with club goers that led up to the violent outbreak.
Even with his well-publicized issues with Diddy, who was seen as sacrificing his former artist's freedom in order to ensure his own, more than a decade later Shyne has no problem owning up to his faults. 'I squeezed off that's my responsibility. No way, no how do I ever say what he did or he didn't do, I aint see him do nothing, as far as I know he didn't do nothing. That's not my responsibility, my responsibility is what I did. "But you can't be my man and we in a situation together and you gon' call a witness to testify against me so you could get out the situation.'
Diddy has been ordered to pay $850,000 of his own money to the victims hurt in the New Years Eve altercation. Meanwhile Shyne is getting back to the music, revealing both his Gangland mixtape cover art, and plans to release a new album next year.
RZA stays busy. The Wu-Tang Clan's Abbott announces that he will be heading on the 'Iron Fists' Tour during the month of October. According to Prefix, starting in New York City on October 3rd and conclu
Adam 'MCA' Yauch Prohibits His Music For Commercial Use
Diddy Reportedly Very Close To Joining American Idol
Rolling Stone recently obtained a copy of Adam 'MCA' Yauch's will that he constructed shortly before he passed away. The Beastie Boys' member specifically prohibits the use of his music and "artistic property" for advertising purposes after his death.
'Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes,' the will states. The phrase 'or any music or any artistic property created by me' was added in handwriting.
The will, which was passed on Tuesday in a Manhattan court, leaves Yauch's $6.4 million estate to his wife, Dechen, and their daughter, Tenzin Losel. Yauch passed away on May 4th, 2012 after a three-year battle with salivary gland cancer.
The producers of Fox's American Idol have reportedly been wooing Bad Boy CEO and Hip-Hop mogul, Sean 'Diddy' Combs to become a judge on the show. After Aerosmith front man, Steven Tyler, opted to leave the show this season along with Jennifer Lopez two seats were up for grabs on America's biggest karaoke contest.
Jennifer Lopez was reportedly replaced by the incomparable Mariah Carey, and Diddy is said to be high on the wish list of the show's producers to replace Tyler along with Pharrell Williams. Diddy has oversaw the careers of many musical luminaries including The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Lil Kim and many more. What we wouldn't give for Jennifer Lopez and Diddy to be judges on that show? Now that would've been some great TV!
The Team USA Men's Basketball team took home the Gold medal, so of course the after party was going to be live. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the squad partied at Club Bud in London, which featured the still relevant Swizz Beatz, who brought out a special guest in Queensbridge rapper Nas to close out the festivities.
'Club Bud' was a two-day pop-up club located in Roundhouse London on Chalk Farm Road and was sponsored by Best Events and Tao Group (TAO & Marquee nightclubs).
Check out photos of the players and entertainers, including Nas performing with a bottle of Ace of Spades in his hands and a pair of Olympic Air Force 180s on his feet, having a blast in the gallery.
Quincy Jones attends Spotify Stories Behind the Music event held at the Andaz Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., as a guest of honor and when it came time for Jones to say a few words, boy did he have something to say about Diddy.
According to Jones, "P. Diddy wouldn't know a B-flat, if it hit him," he states when he responded to an audience question with an admonition to "learn your craft." "P. Diddy has a doctorate in marketing, he's got clothes companies, and Ciroc vodka." he adds.
I don't expect Diddy to respond, after all what can he say about the legendary musician Quincy Jones.