Weekend Recap 1/9-1/12

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Hello, hello! Back again with the latest news in entertainment that happened over the weekend. This tea is strong today honey so let’s get right into it.

1. Common and John Legend Wins Best Original Song at Golden Globes

commonRapper Common and singer-songwriter John Legend won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for their original song, ‘Glory’ from the movie Selma. Sunday night. The award was presented by singer-songwriter,Prince but it was Common’s provoking freestyle acceptance speech that had the audience in awe.

“The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie,” Common said.

“As I got to know the people of the Civil Rights Movement, I realized I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter who was killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers, murdered in the line of duty. ‘Selma’ has awakened my humanity.”

The film was also nominated for 2015 Best Motion Picture, Drama. Check out the rest of the acceptance speech below. To hear the song in its entirety, visit selmamovie.com.

2. R.Kelly Celebrates 48th Birthday


The King of R&B, R. Kelly, celebrated his birthday over the weekend in Atlanta, Georgia at the Time Restaurant. Devyne Stephens surprised Kelly with a private birthday party and premiered Kelly’s latest single ‘Birthday’ to VIP guests. Over 300 people came out to celebrate with Mr. 12 Play including:T.I., Bobby V, Kwanza Hall, Tameka Raymond, Phaedra Parks, Marcus Stroud, Mishon Ratliff, Erica Dixon, Keri Hilson, Ebony Steele, Middleman Fresh, Mimi Faust and more. Happy Birthday Kelz!


The King got a special present at his celebration from Bad Girls Club veteran, Sarah Oliver. Some of Kelly’s friends gave him a fake cake and out popped Sarah waiting and willing to give the King a royal treatment. Watch the video below to see more.

3. Shots Fired at Fiesta Nightclub During Chris Brown Appearance

Chrae At Fiesta Nightclub1Chris Brown was hosting Fiesta nightclub’s Capricorn Bash accompanied by girlfriend Karrueche Tran in San Jose on Saturday when gunfire rang out in the back of the crowd. During Breezy’s performance of “Loyal”, shots were fired around 1:20 a.m. local time, causing mayhem in the venue. A San Jose police spokesperson reported that the gunfire took place both inside and outside the venue. Cops arrived on scene to find four people injured, who were then rushed to the hospital. A fifth victim had left the area, but later went to a hospital as well.

If that wasn’t enough, fans later got on twitter and proceeded to bash Chris Brown for ducking for cover during the shooting and in true Chris Brown fashion, he went off!

ChraeAtFiestaNightClub2Us here at the Mixx fully support Brown’s actions to take cover. We would be scratching our heads if he did anything other than the basic reaction to survive. People can be so foolish.

4. Zimmerman in Jail AGAIN for Domestic Violence

0110-george-zimmerman-mug-shot-2The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said George Zimmerman was arrested in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday and taken to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. Zimmerman has been charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon after allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. According to MyFox Tampa Bay, Zimmerman appeared before a judge Saturday morning. The judge set bond at $5,000 and ordered Zimmerman to surrender his firearms and to have no contact with the victim in the the case. He was released around 12:30 p.m. after spending several hours in jail. His next court date is February 17th.

5. Angela Simmons Host Fashion Against HIV

AngelaSimmonsMonyettaShawAtFashionAgainstHIVEventAngela Simmons hosted the 2nd Annual Fashion Against HIV/AIDS Charity Show at Le Fais Do-Do over the weekend. Simmons teamed with LVL XIII and Alter Ego Entertainment for the black-tie gala and fashion show, highlighting local urban luxury designers, with raising awareness and education on HIV/AIDS. Ms. Simmons outfit was graceful yet on point wearing a pink dress from Virgos Lounge #V Label and Louboutins. Celebrities such as Atlanta Exes, Monyetta Shaw, Marlo Hampton, Derek J, DJ Traci Steele, Dice and more were in attendance.

6. Yandy’s Adorable Ballerina Baby Shower


YandyBabyBumpBefore we get into the precious baby girl baby shower Yandy Smith had this weekend, let’s talk about this gorgeous pregnancy picture. I am IN LOVE! Yandy and beau, Mendeecees look like the perfect couple in this picture and baby Omere is just the cherry on top! Now back to the baby shower!

Yandy celebrated her soon-to-arrive daughter with a ballerina-themed baby shower last night, January 11th. The baby shower was at the Attic Rooftop & Lounge in New York, and attendees included dad-to-be Mendeecee, and Yandy’s mom, as well as Kimbella, Mona Scott-Young, Meeka Claxton, Juelz Santana, Rich Dollaz, Cam’Ron’s wife JuJu.

The layout was created by Chasing Cayden By Design which featured lots of pink, from allows to tutus. Yandy wore a powder pink dress to match the theme but that was just one of the nights wardrobe changes.

Pink, delicious delectables were catered by Prissy Sweet Cakes and Glam Candy Buffets. The treats were displayed with a “Welcome Princess” sign above it, and pink ballet slippers hung from the bar chairs. Check out the gallery below to see all the baby shower festivities!

7. Snoop Dogg Becomes a Grandpa

SnoopSonHadABabySnoop Dogg‘s oldest son, Corde Broadus welcomed a baby boy, Zion Broadus, on January 10. Snoop shared the photo above of Corde and his baby brother, Cordell, holding Zion with the caption:

“Zion. Wit his uncle n dad. Can’t wait to meet u baby dogg!! My 1st grandson !! The saga continues.”

Newly father, Corde, shared a video of his newborn son with the caption, “Happy EarthDay Zion. #RastafarianLions#ThankYouJessica #1Love”

Congratulations to the happy family.

8. JHud is Headed to Broadway

ArrivalsPeopleChoiceAwardstr8zHn8QGJ7l_zpsa2a04fc5Academy-Award winning actress, Jennifer Hudson, is about to make her Broadway debut. The former Dream Girl has been cast to play Shug Avery in the upcoming revival of The Color Purple. The news was announced by the show’s producers Oprah Winfrey and Scott Sanders on Jan. 9. The new production is coming from London where it debuted in 2013.

Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 5.08.36 PMHudson tweeted her excitement for her upcoming role! This marks her first role in a musical since her smash 2006 performance in Dreamgirls. The Color Purple is set to open this fall. Congratulations Jennifer!

9. Lauryn Hill Schedules Acoustic Small Axe Tour

960x540On Friday, Lauryn Hill announced on her MsLaurynHill.com website that she scheduled an intimate acoustic tour planned for February. The two-week run begins February 13 at Washington D.C.’s Howard Theatre. General admission tickets range from $85 to $175 while VIP packages, which include a meet-and-greet, autographed photo opportunity, and a poster are also available for purchase.

Dates for Lauryn Hill’s ‘Small Axe’ Tour are as follows:

February 13 – Washington, DC: Howard Theatre

February 14 – Washington, DC: Howard Theatre

February 17 – Brooklyn, NY: Rough Trade

February 20 – New York, NY: Highline Ballroom

February 23 – New York, NY: Highline Ballroom

February 25 – New York, NY: Blue Note (early show)

February 25 – New York, NY: Blue Note (late show)

Will you be in attendance?

10. 50 Cent is Taking Over New York Daily News

50 Cent is taking over “da paper.” The rapper will take over the New York Daily News site’s Confidenti@l gossip column on Tuesday. 50 will be choosing the content for the site, such as photos, attending news meetings and writing up articles. In a statement to Billboard 50 said,

Tables are turning on Tuesday at the New York Daily News, I’ll be choosing the content! Everyone better get ready.

He posted this picture on Instagram to make his new job official!

Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 5.27.18 PMIs there anything this man can’t and won’t do? Go ahead 50! We’re not mad at you.



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