Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd U.S. attorney general today. Watch the video inside...
It's official. Loretta Lynch is the 83rd U.S. attorney general. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to Attorney General Lynch at a Justice Department ceremony today, saying she was an "incredibly qualified" selection. And adding, "Ladies and gentlemen, it's about time — it's about time this woman is being sworn in." We agree. During her acceptance, Attorney General Lynch told the audience,
"I am here to tell you, if a little girl from North Carolina who used to tell her grandfather in the fields to lift her up on the back of his mule, so she could see 'way up high, Granddaddy,' can become the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America, then we can do anything,"
Attorney General Lynch is the first black female to lead the Justice Department and her road to confirmation has been long an tedious. Although President Obama nominated her to replace Attorney General Eric Holder back in November 2014, her nomination wasn't cleared by the Senate Judiciary Committee until February. In fact, Attorney General Lynch waited longer than the seven most recent U.S. attorneys general combined for a vote on the Senate floor. But she got it! The Senate finally voted 56-43 to confirm Lynch.
“The good guys won. That’s what has happened in this country all along. Even during slavery. Levi Coffin was a founder of the Underground Railroad. Even during slavery. A white man fought against slavery. So all over this land good folks have stood in the right lane, in the right path.”
In his official statement, President Obama praised Attorney General Lynch, saying the DOJ will be better off with her in charge.
“Loretta’s confirmation ensures that we are better positioned to keep our communities safe, keep our nation secure, and ensure that every American experiences justice under the law."
Terrence J called up a few of his celeb friends to knock down some pins as he celebrated his birthday. Peep the bowltastic party pics of Chris Brown, LaLa Anthony, Lance Gross and more. Also, the husbands of “The Real” co-hosts took over today’s episode. Check it inside….
“E! News” co-anchor Terrence “J” Jenkins is living life in the fab lane. A few days ago, TJ donated $100,000 to his alma mater North Carolina A&T State University, where he was awarded his very own ‘Terrence J Day.’ And yesterday, the do-gooder had a fun-filled day of knocking down pins at Lucky Strike Hollywood to celebrate his 33rd birthday with a handful of his celeb friends.
R&B singer Chris Brown took some time from his daddy duties to bowl it up with Terrence J and co. for #StrikeNight.
Upcoming Fantastic Four and Creed actor Michael B. Jordan is a super busy man these days as he gears up for the release of his Marvel superhero film and shooting scenes for his Rockyspin-off. But, he made sure to make an appearance and get into the bowling action for TJ’s birthday.
TJ’s good friend LaLa Anthony was also on the scene posing it up with the birthday boy, “The Game” actor Jay Ellis, Michael B. Jordan and friends before hitting the lanes.
TJ's homie/manager Fred Whit was in the mix.
After attending this year’s Broccoli City Festival in D.C., sexy “Crisis” star Lance Gross jetted to the west coast to celebrate. He was all smiles as he snapped it up alongside the birthday boy and party promoter Miss. Diddy. On the movie front, the new dad is currently filming a new film with LaLa titled, Deuces.
Reality stars Flex & Shanice Anderson and “Hollywood Exes” Shamika Lawrence were in the mix to get their bowl on.
Non-Fiction singer Ne-Yo came out to support.
After a super busy press tour his new film, Brotherly Love actor Quincy Brown was on the party scene in L.A. Michael B. Jordan and Quincy had a friendly rivalry going on to see who would take home the winner's trophy.
Funnyman Tony Rock and "Glee" actress Amber Riley (above, right) also came out to celebrate with the birthday boy. Fun times!
Happy Birthday Terrence J!
On daytime television.....
The ladies of “The Real” had some fun on the job today. Each of the ladies’ husbands dropped in to take over today’s episode. Tamar Braxton’s husband Vince Herbert, Tamera Mowry Housley’s husband Adam Housley and Jeannie Mai’s husband Freddy Hareis grabbed a seat at the table to dish on their REAL thoughts about the show and to comment on the tea their wives spill about them on the show.
During their “confessions,” Vince revealed he feels that Tamar shares too much, Adam set the record straight that he does NOT wear socks with sandals and Freddy shared he learns a lot about himself while watching the show. Ha!
Next, the guys got candid about the moment they realized they were in love with their significant other.
Vince revealed he fell in love with Tamar one morning after a studio session, which ended with Vince giving Tamar a foot rub. Aww.
Below are the highlights:
Adrienne Bailon: Alright, Vince…
Loni Love: Vince, when did you know?
Adrienne Bailon: [Continued]… when did you know you were in love with Tamar?
Vince Herbert: Umm.
Tamar Braxton: Fast, honey. Very fast!
[The Real audience laughs.]
Vince Herbert: Tamar was cooking for me everyday. She um, made me a cake for my birthday.
Loni Love: So when did you know that you were in love? That's ...
Tamar Braxton: Me?
Loni Love: [Continued]… the question. No, not you. Vince.
Tamar Braxton: Oh, sorry. I thought that was my question.
[Loni Love and The Real audience laughs]
Vince Herbert: I um, when I rubbed your feet that day at the studio.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: Awww.
Tamar Braxton: You did?
Vince Herbert: And I bought you breakfast.
Tamar Braxton: You did!
Vince Herbert: Exactly.
Tamar Braxton: Wait, wait! But not breakfast because he spent the night with me. Wait!
Vince Herbert: No.
Tamar Braxton: Breakfast because we met up early in the morning to go to work…
Vince Herbert: Absolutely.
Tamar Braxton: [Continued]... You have to clarify, Vince!
[The Real hosts laughs.]
Loni Love: And then he rubbed, you rubbed the feet and?
Vince Herbert: Because she walked to the studio and she couldn't catch a cab. She couldn't find a cab to stop.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: Aww.
Vince Herbert: So when she got there, I was like you know, you want something to eat? And she told me she walked, so you know what just let me rub your feet and you can just relax for a while.
Tamar Braxton: That's that whip appeal!
The Real hosts: Awww!
Adrienne Bailon: I love that!
Adam said he fell in love with his wife and mother of his children after about 10 weeks of dating. He said he had a hard time letting his guard down at first because Tamera is an actress and he wasn’t sure if she was being genuine or “playing a role.”
Below are the highlights:
Adam Housley: I’ve never dated an actress before so when I met Tamera, I was like okay she was real. She was genuine. I was like wait, what's going on here? So it took me a little longer to finally let that guard down…
Adrienne Bailon: Yeah
Adam Housley: [Continued]… So I think probably about maybe eight weeks or so, or ten weeks maybe.
Adrienne Bailon: Really, that quick?
Tamar Braxton: That long?
Adam Housley: Well, she was like right away.
Tamera Mowry Housley: That long…
Tamar Braxton: Ten weeks is a long time to be dating someone.
[Tamera Mowry-Housley laughs.]
Adrienne Bailon: That is so fast.
Adam Housley: No, no, no, no! But we didn't date all the time though. I mean we were seeing each other a couple times a week, so it wasn't like we were there every single night. Well, when she found out that I went on another date, she was like “What?” And I’m like, “Oh, she is serious…"
Loni Love: Ooooh.
Tamera Mowry: But to me, I wasn't dating anyone else...
Adam Housley: But I didn't know that.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: [Continued] ... because I was like oh my gosh, I really like this guy. But we didn't have [gestures air quotes] the talk are we dating exclusively...
Adam Housley: Yeah, I didn't know.
Adrienne Bailon: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: [Continued] … so I found out that he was dating another girl…
Adam Housley: But I told her. I went on one date. I told you I went on one date...
Tamera Mowry-Housley: Because I felt it Housley...
[The Real audience cheers and claps]
Tamera Mowry-Housley: And then I asked him.
Loni Love: Whoo! I tell you multi-date. If perfect Adam did it and he still got this catch like Tamera. It's a good thing! alright!
After chatting it up at the round table, the fellas had a little fun with their wives playing the “You Bet Your Husband” game where the guys were quizzed on how well they know they wives, including bra sizes and what their wives wore on their first date.
Later, they played a game of poker and then hit the dance floor:
Adorbs! Check your local listings for the air time of today's episode.
Photos: Kass & Ken for The Brand Group/Patrick Wymore/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Nicki Minaj performed a private concert at one lucky fan's Bar Mitzvah over the weekend. See the pics inside and listen to Mariah Carey's "Infinity" single.
Over the weekend, Nicki Minaj made the dreams of one 13-year-old fan come true.
She performed a private concert at the Bar Mitzvah of one of her biggest fans, Matt. Afterwards, she and Matt posed with his fellow KenBarbz (pic atop).
Matt's parents (shown above) even booked retired NBA baller John Starks (above, far left)! Wow....we can't wait to see what type of party they throw for his 16th birthday!
Believe it or not, Nicki's performance wasn't all "T-n-A." She had some words of wisdom for the young guests. She told the kids, "Get an education, stay in school, and don’t be a slouch or a bum. And ladies, never let a man take care of you. Be your own woman, be your own person.”
Great advice Nicki!
In new music....
Mariah Carey starts off the week with a new single "Infinity". The song appears on her forthcoming greatest hits album #1 to Infinity, due May 18 via Epic Records. The disc features all 18 of Mariah's Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles. "Infinity" (co-written and co-produced by Mimi) sounds like a throwback to some of Mariah's 90s hits. And we're here for it!
"Why you mad? Talkin' 'bout you're mad Could it be that you just lost the best you've ever had? That’s your bag, yup, that’s too bad
Show is over, you ain’t gotta act
Name hold weight like kilos
Boy, you actin' so corny like Fritos
Wouldn’t have none of that without me though
Ain’t none of my business, it's tea though
Outta ammo, gotta reload
If life was a game you're a free throw
It's nothing that you don’t already know
[Chorus] Close the door, lose the key Leave my heart on the mat for me
I was yours eternally
There’s an end to infinity
Is this song about Nick Cannon? We doubt it.... but it's very catchy and reminds us why we fell in love with Mariah.
Listen to the song below and remember to catch Mariah in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on May 6 when she kicks off her residency.