We were the first to tell you that Savannah was expecting a baby back in March. Months after, the NBA superstar confirmed his family will soon be welcoming a baby girl. The new Baby James will be joining big brothers LeBron James, Jr. and Bryce Maximus James.
Before heading back to his hometown for his 2nd run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron announced a jersey number change. He will now be wearing the iconic No. 23, the same number Michael Jordan wore during his legendary basketball career.
Elle Varner was tapped to sing her soulful rendition of the National Anthem at the EBC Celebrity Basketball challenge last night. Check out the “Cold Case” singer’s performance and peep pics of Fabolous, Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, Big Sean, Wale and more from the event inside…
After hitting the red carpet at “The Knick” movie premiere, Elle Varner took her talents to the Barclays Center to sing her rendition of the National Anthem at the EBC Celebrity Basketball Challenge last night. She snapped a few pics on Instagram as she warmed up her vocal chords before taking the court.
The “Don’t Wanna Dance” singer belted out the National Anthem before a packed audience, kicking off the celebrity basketball game with Kendrick Lamar, Fabolous, French Montana, Big Sean and Wale in attendace.
After her performance, Elle (who has been wearing a lot of black lately) chopped it up about her sophomore album 4 Letter Word. The sultry singer described her new album as being more authentic and soulful. She said,
“I’m making a very cosmic shift in my career with this album. It’s all about artistry, being authentic in music and the message. It’s more soulful, soulful in the sense that you feel it in different ways.”
Elle’s 4 Letter Word is expected to drop sometime this summer.
During the challenge, Fabolous and Big Sean took the court to perform some of their hits, while Kendrick Lamar and Wale were cheering on their respective teams in the tournament.
Unfortunately for Kendrick, his L.A. team was axed from the tournament after losing to the N.Y. team (backed by French Montana).
And from the look on his face, he was not happy about it.
But Wale had plenty to celebrate after his DMV team took home the championship.
French Montana congratulated Wale on his win.
And L.L. Cool J was spotted courtside.
And before Elle hit the Barclays Center....
On Saturday, Elle hit up Madison Square Garden with a few of her girlfriends for the Gennady Golovki vs. Daniel Geale boxing match.
During the fight, Elle snapped an “usie” with E! Entertainment Television founder Alan Mruvka. He captioned, “My favorite recording artist @ellevarner, she's the best follow her, at the @GennadyGolovkin fight. Thank you @tomloeffler @k1 and @wladimirklitschko for your hospitality. #boxing #madisonsquaregarden #efounder #E!”
R&B group Hi-Five, who rose to fame with hits like ""She's Playing Hard To Get" and "The Kissing Game" have announced a new single and album. Get more deets about their comeback inside....
"I Just Can't Handle It" singers Hi-Five are mounting a comeback with a new single and album all set for release in August. The group's latest single, "It's Nothing" marks a return to the music charts, which they topped back in 1990 with "I Can't Wait Another Minute" (Pop #8, R&B #1), and "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" (Pop #1, R&B #1).
Over the years, the group has been hit with several major setbacks, including the overdose and death of lead singer Tony Thompson in 2007 and the arrest of former member Russell Neal, who was charged with murdering his wife in July. Now, the group is comprised of members Treston Irby, Marcus Sanders, Shannon Gill, Billy Covington and Faruq Evans and they're ready to sing again!
In a press release from the group, they revealed how eager they are to return. “It has been a long time coming and we are just filled with excitement to reconnect with our loyal fans and meet new ones along the way”, says Treston Irby. And speaking of “It’s Nothing”, produced by Sheldon Goode and written by Brian Adams, group member Billy Covington said “We wanted to give our fans a familiar sound yet more mature but still the signature HI-Five delivery.”
"It's Nothing" will appear on their upcoming EP entitled, “HI-FIVE THE EP”. “The EP” will be released this August and available on iTunes and all digital retail outlets under the Bronx Most Wanted Entertainment label imprint. In addition to new music, Hi-Five will be featured in an upcoming episode of the popular TV ONE “Unsung” on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
We'll will keep you posted about the release of "It's Nothin."