Thursday, 31 March 2016
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
(now historical) A servant attending at a meal who is responsible for seating arrangements, serving dishes, etc. […] One who sews. A small tortricid moth the larva of which sews together the edges of a leaf using silk. To celebrate April Fools' Day this week, we are featuring a series of words with unexpected meanings. Enjoy!
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
(ecclesiastical) In the Catholic Church, a rare title conferred to or claimed by the sees of certain archbishops, or the highest-ranking bishop of a present or historical, usually political circumscription. (ecclesiastical) In the Anglican Church, an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop of an ecclesiastic province. To celebrate April Fools' Day this week, we are featuring a series of words with unexpected meanings. Enjoy!
Monday, 28 March 2016
Sunday, 27 March 2016
(Christianity) The Lord's prayer, especially in a Roman Catholic context. A slow, continuously moving lift or elevator consisting of a loop of open-fronted cabins running the height of a building, the arrangement resembling a rosary. The moving compartment is entered at one level and left when the desired level is reached. (architecture) A bead-like ornament in mouldings. […] (archaic) A string of beads used in counting prayers that are said; a rosary. (archaic) A patent medicine, so named because salesmen would pray the Lord's prayer over it before selling it. In Western Christianity, Easter falls on this day.
Saturday, 26 March 2016
As we reported, Miller claims Meek and his crew left him bloodied after a run-in at the Bev Hills Nike store. But our sources say Meek's telling friends that story is fabricated, and there's zero evidence of such a run-in.
We're told Meek thinks the proof is no security camera footage has surfaced from the busy Wilshire Ave location. Translation: pics or it didn't happen.
Our sources says Meek thinks Drake masterminded Miller's story ... just to take a shot while he's on house arrest.
A Reddit user who goes by the name of Golf-x-Wang claims on the site that the cover art for the singles, that was later used for the Slime Season 3 mixtape cover art, was drawn by his girlfriend and that she was never compensated for her work.
He says that his girlfriend posted the image on Instagram, it got some traction and Young Thug's girlfriend liked the picture. The user says that the rapper never got in touch with his girlfriend about using the art for Slime Season 3.
Other Reddit users suggested preparing to take Young Thug to court or reaching out to 300 Entertainment executive Lyor Cohen in order to ensure she is properly credited for her work.
Young Thug's designer, Fano, replied to the thread and said that he has gotten in touch with the artist and promises she will be compensated.
"Yoo Fano here.. thought I'd clear some things up..
- I had nothing to do with choosing this album art. Thug randomly picked her picture and it was sent to me and asked to be edited.
- No one in the camp knew who created the original until yesterday. We tried to find the original artist before release to no avail.
- I spoke to her yesterday and she IS being compensated for her work.
- I never claimed to be the creator of the cover nor did I put my logo on it.
- The altered cartoon version that was made by me was just fan art and a reinterpretation of the cover. I was not paid for it and I tagged her as soon as I found out."
"just did the coloring," he says to a user asking if he made the art.
He also asks if the artist has a Twitter account when asked how she can be credited for the work.
The Compton, California rapper shared his first experience trying 50 Cent's EFFN Vodka and praised the vodka brand on Instagram.
"This bullshit is actually amazing," the "100" rapper captioned on an Instagram post that he later deleted. "As soon as I took my 1st shot I felt like everybody in the club had took the same 2 shots I did cause they were all staring at me, as if they needed me to give them some direction.. & what I do??"
"I don’t know what that is," the G-Unit boss says. "I don’t know what it is. It’s not even on his Instagram. Sometimes you do stuff and you don’t even know if you mean it. The [cell phone] is right there in your pocket, so if you’re drinking that don’t matter. He took it down. He fixed it. As soon as he started to sober up, he took it off."
"I’m not concerned with it," he continues. "I think either way, if he liked the product, then it’s cool. If he likes the TV show, cool. I’m not angry at his stuff when I see it."
Fif' also questions the sincerity behind a picture of The Game and Lloyd Banks that taken in Dubai last month since The Game's former manager Jimmy Henchman was sentenced to life in prison for conspiring to kill Bank's close friend Lodi Mac in 2009.
"If you saw him and y'all spoke and y'all was really tryna settle something then y'all settled with each other when y'all spoke about it," the Queens, New York rapper says. "What was the picture necessary for? It's for publicity. It's to promote the situation and that does nothing."
50 Cent says the question that should be asked is how would Lodi Mac feel about the picture.
In a move straight out of the Meek Mill playbook, Iggy Azalea recently suggested that fellow rapper, Nicki Minaj works with ghostwriters. During an appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" this week, the Australian musician was asked about subliminal comments Nicki made during her acceptance speech at the 2014 BET Awards.
She later explained that she didn't initially feel that Nicki's comments were directed at her.
"I have just as many people on my writing credits as she has on hers," Iggy Azalea said. "So, I don't think there's--I know I write mines. If she writes hers, I believe her too. But you can't look at the credits and be like 'Oh, look at this massive difference.' It's the same number of people on both...Unless you say my name, I don't really have time to speculate."
During her BET Awards speech, the Queens rapstress specifically stated "that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it."
Iggy also revealed that she's back on good terms with Snoop Dogg. She offered that particular update when asked what artist she'd be most willing to collaborate with, out of Eminem, Azealia Banks, and Snoop Dogg.
"I'd choose Snoop because we've made up since then. And we were actually friends before then," she said.
(idiomatic) To make a promise or give an assurance with great conviction. Holy Saturday falls on this day in 2016.
Friday, 25 March 2016
(Britain, slang, dated) in order; perfect. British Army officer Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, from whom the expression derives, died on this day in 1913.
Thursday, 24 March 2016
The study or art of escaping from a constriction, such as a rope, handcuffs, etc. Harry Houdini, the American illusionist and stunt performer, was born on this day in 1874
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
(biblical) A word occurring between verses or paragraphs in parts of the Hebrew Bible, namely in Habakkuk and the Psalms, perhaps indicating a pause for contemplation. The Jewish holiday of Purim, which commemorates Esther's saving of the Jewish people from slaughter, begins on this day in 2016.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Monday, 21 March 2016
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Pseudis paradoxa, a species of frog unusual because it is larger as a tadpole (up to 25 cm or 10 in long) than as an adult (about a quarter of that length). Today, the March equinox in 2016, is designated by some as World Frog Day.
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Friday, 18 March 2016
(chiefly late-19th-century US slang, intransitive) To snore very loudly. Today is World Sleep Day in 2016, which celebrates the benefits of good and healthy sleep.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
(Britain) A cold and penetrating mist, verging on rain. (Britain, dialect, chiefly Lancashire and Yorkshire, idiomatic) Something that is hard to find or does not exist. A drink of Scotch whisky served with ice and lemon peel. (botany) The perennial flowering plant Galium sylvaticum.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Monday, 14 March 2016
Sunday, 13 March 2016
Saturday, 12 March 2016
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Thursday, 10 March 2016
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Monday, 7 March 2016
Sunday, 6 March 2016
(mostly plural) Any monetary or other incidental benefit beyond salary. A gratuity. A privilege or possession held or claimed exclusively by a certain person, group or class.
Saturday, 5 March 2016
Friday, 4 March 2016
“I want to offer a humongous apology to Kevin Hart…I should have never mentioned Kevin’s Hart’s name. He is the reigning King of Comedy if you ask the popular consensus. The fact that he’s a Black man like me and the fact that I attacked him with such vitriol at time when our country is already divided in every way it can be divided…"
"The fact that I, while being on stage pretending to be higher than that, would then stood down to same level and try to embarrasses Kevin Hart in front of his children and love ones after all the hard work he’s done since the year 2002 is just regrettable on my part so I humbly apologize to not only Kevin Hart, but Hart Beat Productions, the Plastic Cup Boys and anybody associated with Kevin Hart…that was a mistake on my part because I don’t love Kevin. I love Torrie [Hart]. Torrie is my friend…”
Disgraced Adam Johnson had a hardcore porn app on his phone and sent x-rated pics of women he'd slept with to his teammates
According to a report by The Sun, Johnson, apart from constantly watching videos on the porn app, usually shared x-rated images of women he had cheated on his partner with to his teammates, who were left stunned by his constant cheating habits.
Burgos, now 11-years-old, lost his eye before his first birthday, according to Daily Mail and Fetty Wap lost his eye as a child to glaucoma.
Burgos' mother, Brenda Vaden, shared the experience on Instagram of when her son met Fetty Wap.
Royce Da 5'9 Announces "Layers" Album Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist
The Detroit rapper's project is slated to have 17 tracks. Pusha T and Rick Ross are listed as features on the title track.
Production comes from S1, Mr. Porter and Jake One.
Mr. Porter serves as executive producer for Layers with Royce Da 5'9.
Layers will be Royce's first solo album since 2011's Success Is Certain.
View Royce Da 5'9's Layers album cover art and tracklist below:
"Right now I'm working on a future song for my homeboy Chance The Rapper," Lil Wayne says in the video, which was captured by HotNewHipHop. "Shoutout Chance The Rapper."
The two artists worked together when Chance The Rapper appeared on "You Song," a track from Lil Wayne's Dedication 5.
The New Orleans rapper is also working on Collegrove, a collaborative mixtape with 2 Chainz.
Chance The Rapper was recently featured on Kanye West's The Life of Pablo and reportedly has a third mixtape in the works. He released a collaborative tape with Lil B called Free Based Freestyles in August.
"It is not sold yet," the source says, "there are offers they are reviewing and it is still on the market."
TMZ reported yesterday (March 2) that 50 Cent sold the 50,000 square foot home for $8 million to developers who wanted to turn the property into an assisted living facility.
The rapper filed for bankruptcy in July and the court must approve any potential sale of the mansion, which 50 bought in 2003 for $4.1 million.
"There is no signed contract in place to purchase the property," the Power producer's attorney told People. "Until such time as a formal contract has been approved by the Bankruptcy Court and executed, the property will remain listed and for sale to all interested buyers."
50 Cent first put the house on the market in 2007 for $18.5 million.
50 Cent sold his Connecticut mansion for $8 million, according to TMZ.
The buyer of the G-Unit rapper's 50,000 square foot home is planning on renovating the 21-bedroom, 25-bathroom property into an assisted living center for the elderly.
The mansion features an infinity pool, helicopter pad, basketball courts, casino and nightclub.
50 Cent originally put the house up for sale in 2007 with an asking price of $18.5 million. He's slowly lowered the price. It was set to $9,999,999 in 2011 and dropped it again to $8.5 million in December.
He purchased the property in 2003 from Mike Tyson's ex-wife for $4.1 million and reportedly spent between $6 million and $10 million on renovations.
The Power producer filed for bankruptcy in July and, in court documents, he says he spends $72,000 per month on the home and $5,000 on gardening.
In his bars, he also mention Caucasians Elvis Presely, Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus as benefactors. But he doesn’t mention the most famous white rapper: Emimem.
Billboard asked him why, and this is what he said.
Asked if he would include Eminem in the Elvis, Iggy and Miley group, he says yes: “He’s a white person who raps. I think regardless of where you come from or how amazing you are, you’re still a white person appropriating a black art form.In the interview, he also expresses regret that he didn’t give his friend Azalea a heads up before he referenced her in ‘White Privilege II’.
What do you think of Macklemore saying Eminem is appropriating a black art form? Judging from some of his own lyrics, Eminem may well agree.
But he didn’t mean it as any sort of dig at K.Dot.
In a Breakfast Club interview last week, French said that he thought the Grammys — and the music industry in general — was favoring Kendrick because they prefer his type of conscious rap.
Talking to TMZ yesterday, French insisted that his comments had nothing to do with any animus toward or beef with Lamar.
“Each style of rap, whether it be street rap, conscious rap, trap, or anything else should be looked at equally as being hip-hop.” he told TMZ. “All of these artists should be acknowledged, rather than singling out an individual, whether it be Kendrick or anyone else.”Do you agree?
The film has come and gone, but Lee’s bitterness toward Chance is still there.
During a Q&A session yesterday at Chicago-area university Northwestern, Lee had some harsh words for Chance.
“Chance the Rapper’s a fraud. Straight-up fraud,” Lee told the students. “He puts himself up as a speaker of the people, but that means you have to put truths that you see. That doesn’t mean you can pick and choose what you talk about.”What makes the feud particularly awkward is that Lee knows Chance’s dad Ken Bennett, who’s worked for Barack Obama and is now an aid to Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.
In fact, here’s a photo of a young Chance and Spike.
A medicine which preserves or defends against disease; a preventive. (US) Specifically, a prophylactic condom. (figuratively) Any device or mechanism intended to prevent harmful consequences. Julius Fromm, the inventor of a process for making condoms from liquified rubber, was born on this day in 1883.
Thursday, 3 March 2016
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
(horticulture) A flowerbed, particularly an elevated one. (horticulture) A garden with paths between such flowerbeds. (theater) A part of the section of theater seats located on the ground floor, on the same level as the orchestra. The part of the ground-floor section nearest the orchestra and the stage; the stalls. (Britain) The part of the ground-floor section behind the stalls and underneath the galleries; the pit. (theater, by extension) That part of a theater audience seated in the parterre, sometimes regarded as belonging to a lower social class. (US, New York) An apartment balcony.
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Usain Bolt is officially the world's fastest man at 9.58 seconds for 100m but his record was broken yesterday by American athlete Justin Gatlin at 9.45 seconds.
Unfortunately for Justin, the feat won't count because it was at a Japanese TV Show rather than an IAAF organized event/competition. Usain Bolt's record was set at Berlin World Championships in 2009 and hasn't been broken since then, but Gatlin is expected to be Bolt's major rival at this year's Rio Olympics.
Footballer Gerard Pique says he might play in Colombia towards the end point of his career because of his partner Shakira, who's from Colombia. It is common among football stars to play in lower leagues towards the end of their career but Pique's decision to consider plying his trade in Colombia is a real sign of love.
In a Periscope chat after Barça's 2-1 win over Sevilla, he answered a whole host of questions, including about his close friend and former Barcelona teammate Cesc Fàbregas, now at Chelsea, and about Neymar's future . When asked whether he will be interested in playing in Colombia one day, he said;
"I don't know, we'll see what happens in the future. I'd like to sample another league when I'm nearing retirement; I don't know if that might be in the US or South America. It'd be nice for it to be Colombia for 'Shaki', but no one can tell what will happen in the future"
Gunmen abduct secondary school students from hostel in Lagos. LagosBandits suspected to be dislodged petroleum pipeline vandals on Monday night abducted no fewer than three female students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.The gunmen stormed the school located at Agunfoye-Lugbusi village at about 8pm and took students from their hostel to an unknown location.Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, said detectives have swung into action to secure the release of the girls.“Three female students were taken away by some criminals on Monday night but investigations are on to track then. At this moment, we cannot give you more information but you will be briefed as event unfolds,” she said.Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, was said to have spent the better part of the night in the school and surrounding bushes and villagesin search of the girls until about 4am.Owned by the Anglican Communion, Lagos Diocese, Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary is a coeducational institution founded on October 18, 1996.Its principal is Ven. OlaOluwa Adeyemi.Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, recently declared war on criminal elements in Ikorodu, charging security agencies to use appropriate force to flush them out.
A work of art relating or dedicated to the night. (music) A dreamlike or pensive composition, usually for the piano. Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, who composed 21 nocturnes including the best-known Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2, was probably born on this day in 1810.