Will Smith Raps ‘Miami’ At ‘Suicide Squad’ Block Party, Transports Us Back To 1997

“Suicide Squad” fans got quite the treat on Monday night during what seemed like an epic block party for the film in Miami.

Members of the cast of the supervillain flick, including Margot Robbie, Karen Fukuhara and Will Smith, were in attendance to unveil a “Suicide Squad” mural created by artists Amanda Valdes and Didirok.

Michael Jackson Nephews Sue RadarOnline For $100 Million Over “Defamatory” Sexual Abuse Claims

Michael Jackson’s nephews, TJ, Taj, and Taryll Jackson, filed a $100 million libel suit against RadarOnline on Wednesday for alleging the late singer “sexually abused” the three boys who are Tito Jackson’s sons and were in the group 3T. The case was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

According to the lawsuit, RadarOnline wrongfully alleged Jackson “sexually abused young boys [and] implied that this included his ‘nephews,’ but added that his ‘family’ (which, of course, includes plaintiffs) resisted any inquiry into that criminal conduct.” Gossip Cop has reached out for a comment from an attorney for RadarOnline, who tells us, “We haven’t seen [the lawsuit] yet.”

In June, RadarOnline published a series of articles about Jackson and his alleged molestation of children. And in a June 24 story that still sits on the website, the outlet claimed, “Michael Jackson‘s sordid secret life of creepy porn and perverted art was no secret to his family…his own relatives were grilled during the past investigation into child molestation claims against him — and there were even claims he had exposed some of them to his sick fetishes!”

The site reported that after Santa Barbara Police Detectives interviewed Jackson family members during a 2003 raid on the singer’s Neverland Ranch, “Authorities even worried that he may have victimized his own relatives!” “The detectives’ report cites Michael even used sexy photos of his own nephews … in their underwear to excite young boys,” alleged a RadarOnline source.

The lawsuit contends, “Radar’s statements were entirely false and defamatory,” and that none of the singer’s nephews “was ever sexually abused by Michael Jackson or ever had any sort of sexual contact with him.” And while Jackson’s family asked for a retraction, the suit states, RadarOnline “refused to correct any of its libelous assertions about plaintiffs, thereby aggravating its wrongful conduct.” The court filing calls the RadarOnline reporting “fraudulent, oppressive and malicious,” and asks for damages of $100 million “to deter them from publishing such vicious, false and defamatory ‘reports.’”

As Gossip Cop reported in June, while Jackson was hit with several counts of sexual abuse and molestation, he was acquitted of all charges in 2005. Also at that time, the Jackson family said in a statement, “Everything in these reports… is false… Those who continue to shamelessly exploit Michael via sleazy internet ‘click bait’ ignore that he was acquitted by a jury in 2005 on every one of the 14 salacious charges brought against him in a failed witch hunt.” “Michael remains just as innocent of these smears in death as he was in life even though he isn’t here to defend himself,” added the family’s statement.

Dr. Dre Won’t Be Charged in Gun Case

In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, Dr. Dre arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Straight Outta Compton.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue a gun charge against the rap mogul stemming from a confrontation on Monday with a motorist, a spokesman for the office said Wednesday.

According to the spokesman, the office declined to pursue a misdemeanor charge of exhibiting a concealed firearm against Dr. Dre — real name: Andre Young — due to a lack of sufficient evidence.

Young was handcuffed, searched and briefly detained on Monday, after a motorist told the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that a man fitting Young’s description had pointed a gun at him, after he parked in front of Young’s Malibu residence.

When questioned by deputies, Young denied pulling a gun on the motorist or threatening him, saying that the motorist had blocked his driveway and he had asked him to leave.

After the driver drove a short distance and returned to the spot, Young told deputies, he pulled out his cell phone to film the man.

No weapon was found at the scene and Young was not transported to the station.

However, according to the sheriff’s department, the motorist “initiated a private person’s arrest of Mr. Young for misdemeanor brandishing a firearm.”

Watch Melissa McCarthy, Adam Sandler, Jodie Foster and More Audition for Han Solo on

 

Alden Ehrenreich is officially the new Han Solo, having nabbed the role for the upcoming “Star Wars” anthology film. But the casting process wasn’t easy, and he apparently had to beat out some seriously A-list stars to score the highly coveted role.

In a clip TBS’ “Conan” aired this weekend, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Sandler, 50 Cent, Jodie Foster and “Silicon Valley’s” Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani put on the famous smuggler’s vest and try to become a part of the franchise. Though McCarthy certainly brings conviction to her audition, the wigged “Ghostbusters” star confuses “Star Wars” for the Harry Potter franchise, and isn’t quite sure was a parsec is, confusing it for parsnips.

“Parsnips is funnier,” she assures the casting director. “No one knows what a parsec is.”

Hader, who kicks off the clip, tries to take a different approach to the Han Solo character. “He’s young, right?” he asks before launching into his best angsty teenager impression. “I wanna do the Kessel Run in 16 parsecs, Mom!”

Sandler channels his “Billy Madison” character in his audition, and Goldblum is at peak Goldblum as he vies for the role. “If I get the part, I’ll research — believe you me — what all that means so I can give it a little more credibility,” he says.

Watch all the “auditions” above. 

(When you can’t get over HIM) Ciara Files Legal Documents Claiming Future’s Disparaging Remarks Cost Her A $500K Endorsement Deal

Back in February we reported that Ciara filed a $15 million slander and libel lawsuit against her former fiance and baby’s father, Future, for allegedly bad mouthing her in interviews and on social media.

“This b!tch got control problems,” Future tweeted in January. “I gotta go through lawyers to see babyfuture…the fuckery for 15k a month. I jus want babyfuture that’s all. I been silent for a year & a half. I ran outta patience.”

TMZ reports that the 30-year-old singer, born Ciara Wilson, has now filed additional documents in which she claims the disparaging remarks cost her a $500,000 endorsement deal with an international cosmetics company.

Ciara contends the comments damaged her “positive reputation” and painted her as a bad parent who is “controlling, dishonest, malicious, unreasonable, evil, conniving,” which caused the cosmetic company to back away from doing business with her.

Earlier this month the “Goodies” hit maker amended her defamation lawsuit to include claims that Future, real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, was going to kill her husband Russell Wilson,

Ciara cited lyrics in his song “Juice” as proof.

“Tryna f*ck  my baby mama, dog what’s up with you? You gon’ make me get that heat, I’m pulling up on you,” Future raps in the song.

Cici is one of four women the rapper has kids with, however she is convinced her former fiance is talking about her.

She also claims that emojis her-ex posted on social media a while back with guns pointing at footballs were warnings to Wilson, who is the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.

In April, Future filed a countersuit against his ex, but later asked a judge to dismiss it after he was granted joint custody of their son 2-year old son, Future Zahir Wilburn, in May.

Taylor Swift using Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ ‘to play the victim’

 

It’s unlikely that the argument over whether Taylor Swift knew about Kanye West’s line about her in “Famous” will be resolved anytime soon.

Kim Kardashian told GQ last month Swift “totally approved” the now infamous line — “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b—- famous” — ahead of time. In a new Keeping up With The Kardashians clip, Kardashian explains why she publicly spoke out for her husband West.

“I never talk s— about anyone, like publicly, especially in interviews, but I was just like, ‘I’ve so had it,'” Kardashian tells her sister, Kourtney. “I just felt like I wanted to defend him in it. Because it’s like, she legitimately, quote, says, ‘As soon as I get on that Grammy red carpet, I’m gonna tell all the press I was in on it.'”

Swift and her camp have repeatedly denied approving the “Famous” lyrics. “Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West,” her reps said after the GQ interview. “However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect.”

In the Keeping up With The Kardashians clip, Kourtney follows up by asking if Swift allegedly backtracked because she didn’t like the reaction to the line. “Yeah, and just another way to play the victim. Definitely got her a lot of attention the first time,” Kim Kardashian replies. “I just don’t think that [West] should be punished for [the 2009 VMAs] still to this day.” Kim added that Swift helped West rewrite the line during their phone call.

“I’ve had it with people blatantly treating my husband a certain way and making him look a certain way,” she adds. “At this point, I really don’t give a f—, so I will do whatever to protect my husband.”

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Cannon Responds to Rumors He’s ‘Holding Up’ Mariah Carey’s Wedding

 

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Nick Cannon is addressing all the speculation that he might be hindering his ex Mariah Carey’s marriage plans in an exclusive interview with ET.

“There were so many rumors out there that I was holding something up,” Cannon points out. “Like, ‘Nah!’ That’s clearly not the case. Who made that up? Who put that out there?”

The rumors hinted that by not signing the divorce papers yet, he could be keeping Carey from tying the knot with her billionaire fiancé, James Packer.

“I wish it was that easy where you can just sign something and say, ‘Oh, I’m done,’ but it’s a lot of things that go with that that are beyond my control,” Cannon explains. “The only thing that’s important to me is my children. I want what’s best for them. I believe my ex feels the exact same way.”

ET caught up with Cannon at New York Fashion Week during a fitting for Monday’s Perry Ellis presentation.

The estranged couple filed for divorce more than two years ago, but the split has yet to be finalized.

“Again, you got to respect the process,” Cannon says. “Luckily, that’s all behind us now and everyone can move on and be happy. That’s where we are.”

Last month, Cannon aired out some of his grievances in a rap song titled “Divorce Papers.”

“This my real life/I almost died twice myself/ but f**k my health/ y’all felt I kept this sh*t /held up for some motherf**king alimony?” he raps. “Now who phony/when y’all need help, y’all call me/ when I need help, y’all call TMZ/ and y’all believe everything y’all see.”

“That was more of a venting process of what this last two and half to three years has been going on in my mind,” Cannon tells ET. “I’ve never really been able to be personally on that level. I wasn’t upset with anyone. If I was upset with anyone, I was upset with the process.”

Cannon seems to be putting those frustrations behind him, turning his focus to activism. Last week, he joined hundreds of protestors in New York and Chicago, calling for an end to police brutality

Chris Brown’s Las Vegas Residency On Hold Following ‘Racist’ Allegations Against Drai’s Nightclub

Chris Brown attends the NikeLab X Olivier Rousteing Football Nouveau Collection Launch Party at Cite Universitaire on June 1, 2016 in Paris, France.

 

Chris Brown‘s Las Vegas residency at Drai’s nightclub has been put on hold following his Instagram tirade against alleged “racist” employees.

The singer allegedly refused to apologize to the club’s owner after calling the Sin City hot spot a “racist” venue, in a letter sent to Brown’s attorney obtained by TMZ. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Brown wrote, “(Empty) Drais has some people working for them that always are on a power trip. Some racist —-. I pack this club out every single time my name is on the flyer. I keep the lights on in this place. I ain’t no slave or an employee of this establishment. So make sure you put some respek on my name!”

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Drai’s nightclub responded with the following statement to Billboard:

“As one of Las Vegas’ leading nightclubs and the nation’s preeminent hip hop performance venue, Drai’s has always taken great pride in its relationships with our incredibly talented resident and guest artists, including a successful partnership with Chris Brown. However, recent events have raised concerns that will need to be addressed with Chris and his management before that relationship can continue to move forward. We have reached out accordingly and are waiting to hear back from his team. We remain open to sitting down with him to discuss the future.”

Reps for Brown were not immediately available for comment

 

Lil Wayne hospitalized again following another seizure

 

Lil Wayne was hospitalized again last week after suffering a seizure. - Rich Fury/Rich Fury/Invision/AP

Hip-hop star Lil Wayne was hospitalized again last week after suffering another seizure. The “Lollipop” rapper spent time in the ICU after experiencing the medical issue moments before he was supposed to take the stage for a performance in Las Vegas, TMZ reports.

The seizure was reportedly “severe,” but he has since been released and is currently resting in Miami.

Doctors concluded that Wayne, who has epilepsy, suffered the seizure due to an issue with his medication, according to TMZ. The rapper’s physicians have reportedly struggled to determine the correct balance for his prescription.

The 33-year-old New Orleans native has been beset by seizures in recent weeks. His private jet was forced to make two emergency landings during a cross-country trip last month, prompting him to be hospitalized.

Taylor Swift tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebs

FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift accepts the BMI Taylor Swift Award at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Swift is celebrating the July Fourth weekend with a group of famous friends at her seaside mansion in Rhode Island. The New York Daily News reports that the pop star and her entourage were spotted in the waves Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Westerly. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

There’s no “Blank Space” in Taylor Swift’s bank account.The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million.

Swift is ahead of fellow chart-topping pop stars Adele at No. 9 with $80.5 million, Madonna at No. 12 with $76.5 million, Rihanna at No. 13 with $75 million and Katy Perry at No. 63 with $41 million.

The “Shake It Off” crooner’s star-studded “1989 World Tour” earned more than $200 million last year.

Swift’s DJ ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris landed at No. 21 on the magazine’s list with $63 million.

Other top 10 earners included boy band One Direction at No. 2 with $110 million, actor-comedian Kevin Hart at No. 6 with $87.5 million and self-proclaimed “king of media” Howard Stern at No. 7 with $85 million.

Kim Kardashian is featured on the magazine’s cover. She’s No. 42 on the list with $51 million. Forbes says 40 percent of her paycheck this year came from her mobile game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.”