Egypt Dean can add producer to his list of accomplishments. At just five years old, the son of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys has helped produce a song.
“This is the best Dad moment everrrrr,” Swizz exclaimed. “Congrats to my son Egypt for producing his 1st track on this amazing Kendrick Album.” The producer also shared video footage of Egypt playing the piano while working on the single. “This is Egypt playing the intro to his beat on #Kendrick #7 on the album. 5yrs old in his zone !! #proudparents making of the beat vid 2.”
Kendrick Lamar released his newest album, Untitled. Unmastered, on Thursday. The project’s release came as a surprise to many who speculated that the artist had music in the works but were uncertain of the details surrounding Kedrick’s album. The recording artist did tell media that he had a number of songs that were not included on his To Pimp A Butterfly album prior to performing one of the singles at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
“I got a chamber of material from the album that I was in love [with] where sample clearances or something as simple as a deadline kept it off the album,” Lamar shared. “I think [there’s] probably close to 10 songs that I’m in love with that I’ll still play and still perform that didn’t make the cut.”
Perhaps a few, or all, of Kendrick’s songs on Untitled. Unmastered are among those not included in his last project. In any case, watch Egypt perfect his contribution to the work of art below.
Bring on the crazy. Ice Age: Collision Course comes to theaters with more adventures and laughs than ever before.
Scrat continues his pursuit of the acorn, which leads him to the universe. While in the gravity-free place, he accidentally sets off a number of cosmic events that threaten the future of Ice Age World. It is now up to Scrat and all of his friends to repair the damages and save their world.
Sid, Manny and the others leave the comforts of home in efforts to fix their buddy’s mistake, and encounter a number of obstacles that makes for one crazy ride. Children of all ages will love this hilariously adventurous film that shows the power of dedication and friendship.
Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Keke Palmer, and Jennifer Lopez are a few of many stars to lend their voices to characters in the film. Watch the trailer below and catch Ice Age: Collision Course in theaters this summer.
Jourdan Dunn enjoyed every moment of “take your kid to work day” last week as she shared a picture of her and Riley onset with Instagram fans. The 6-year-old was all about the selfie as he looked at the phone’s screen while Jourdan snapped the pic.
Little Riley is not shy when it comes to the spotlight and he has no problem with blowing his mom’s cover in public. “It’s crazy because you start seeing [my ads] everywhere. I’ll go to Boots and there’s me, Super Drug, there’s me, airport, there’s me,” Dunn tells media. “Whenever I’m out with my son and people come up to me and ask me if I’m Jourdan Dunn, I’ll be like, ‘No.’ But he’s like, ‘Yes you are, mum!’ One time he said it in front of someone! When I won Model of the Year, he was like, ‘See, mummy, you are a model, see?’ He kind of takes the mick out of me. He doesn’t understand why I deny it sometimes.”
Riley is Jourdan’s only child. See a picture of him posing for the cameras below!
Home sweet home! Angelina Jolie and the kids are back in Los Angeles after spending three months abroad filming for First They Killed My Father. Zahara and Shiloh were spotted with mom at LAX airport on Wednesday.
First They Killed My Father is the true story of Loung Ung who recounts her experiences while growing up under the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia. Ung gives an inside look into life during unrest and the bravery that her family exhibited during times of war and despair.
Angelina Jolie knows all about bravery and grief as she recently created a film about her bereavement after her mom, Marcheline Bertrand, died of cancer in 2007. “When she found out she had cancer the first time, she was gonna have her ovaries removed, [and] she was very upset,” Jolie told media during a recent interview. “There was a woman down the hall who was wailing. I later found out it was a young woman who had not had children yet, and that put everything into perspective.”
Perhaps the woman down the hall served as Jolie’s motivation to undergo a mastectomy when she discovered that her chances of developing breast cancer were high. “My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer,” she said after undergoing the procedure in 2013. “The decision to have a mastectomy was not easy,” she added. “But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
Angelina Jolie parents six kids with husband Brad Pitt.
Tameka “Tiny” Harris is feeling blessed as an expectant mom. The reality star opens up about her and husband T.I.’s excitement over baby number seven in a new interview with Rolling Out.
“It’s a blessing,” Tameka shares. “It’s different. With all the other kids, [T.I.] was there and involved and there with me. But this one is a little different. I guess because we’re both more mature and he’s not afraid to go all out the box and do things like singing to the baby and reading to the baby.”
Tiny has big plans for their little one that include road trips. “I can’t wait to be able to take my baby on the road with me and still be a mommy and still handle my business and really make a mark in the industry,” she says. “I went to ‘The Real,’ and Tamera [Mowry] always has her little baby there. And I’m like, yeah, I’m going to be doing that one day, you know going to work and having my little one with me. The other ones are too bad to go, you know. But this one will be able to go.”
In many ways, Tiny’s pregnancy is like a ray of hope to other women who are hoping to have children later in life. “I’ve been looking it up because I was feeling old, and I was like there [are] a lot of 40-year-old women having babies,” she explains. “I’m glad to be in the ballpark because this is my last child, of course, because I’m 40, and I’m just excited about this baby. I think I’m really mature and ready to be with this baby.”
T.I. and Tiny are expecting their third child together. The couple currently parents six kids.
Nick Cannon is an outgoing dad with traditional values. The star tells media that he does not use technology to replace quality time spent with his kids.
“It’s so easy just to put the iPad on,” says Nick. “But you’ve got to keep the kids engaged, with you and with each other.”
In an effort to keep his kids, Monroe and Moroccan, “engaged” with society, Nick encourages them to explore sports and the arts. “They’re both super musical,” Cannon dotes. “It’s amazing to watch them sing, dance and play piano.”
While watching them sing and dance at home is entertaining, Nick pushes his kids to experiment with more industries than one. “I just want them to strive for something greater than entertainment,” he told media shortly after Monroe and Moroccan were born. “I’m one of those believers in teachers, professors, heart surgeons. That’s what I’m rooting for. If I could get a scientist, that’d be amazing.”
It is safe to assume that Cannon’s philosophy remains the same as he currently has his kids enrolled in tae kwon do classes. Monroe and Moroccan are the ‘America’s Got Talent’ host’s kids with estranged wife Mariah Carey.
Thandie Newton and her son, Booker, are ready for travel. The actress and her little one were spotted at LAX airport on Wednesday and she was definitely the doting mom.
Thandie wore a huge smile while carrying little Booker through the airport. The toddler placed a hand in his mouth and took in the sights before boarding the plane with mom. Both Thandie and Booker’s outfits were casual as the actress wore a gray sweatsuit that matched Booker’s gear.
While Booker is not too concerned about his mom’s fame, Thandie’s daughters, Ripley and Nico, have an opinion about the actress’ stardom. “It irritates them, which I think is very healthy,” Thandie told media during one interview. She further explained, “I talk to them a lot about not wanting to be famous just for the sake of it, but having a rewarding, satisfying job, and they seem to understand that fame is just a by-product.”
Thandie and her husband, Ol Parker, parent three kids together. Little Booker celebrates his second birthday today.
Holly Robinson Peete is hoping to inspire others with her new Young Adult Fiction book, Same But Different. The story is inspired by her kids, Ryan and Rodney Jr., and their journey through life together as twins.
In the book, Ryan’s character, Callie, is ready to become independent of her brother when her sophomore years of high school arrives. While she is not happy about Charlie needing to repeat the ninth grade a second time, she is excited about the idea of them not being in the same class. Meanwhile, Charlie must navigate the world of high school without his sister right by his side, which means preparing to deal with bullies who highlight his autism.
Same But Different is a great depiction of the struggles that autistic children endure on a daily basis. The story serves as a ray of hope to parents who may feel that their children will never obtain the independence needed to thrive in society.
“We want to share our story because so many families out there don’t have a lot of hope,” says Holly. “[Rodeny Jr.] was told he would never do a lot of things. His diagnosis day, we call the ‘never day’ because [the doctors] went down this list of all the nevers; that he would never make friends, never go to mainstream schools. [There were] so many things,” she shares. “He’s checked many of those off his list.”
Holly Robinson Peete has four kids with her husband, Rodney Peete Sr. Learn more about the actress’ book here.
Sherri Shepherd must continue to give financial support to her and Lamar Sally’s son, Lamar Jr., per a judge’s orders handed down a few days ago. PEOPLE confirms that the television personality lost her second appeal to be released of legal responsibility for Lamar Jr.
“Sherri Shepherd will continue to have to pay child support to ex husband Lamar Sally for a child the former couple had via a surrogate. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to hear the former The View host’s case after an appeals court ruled that Shepherd was the boy’s legal mother.”
Sherri shared her reasoning behind having a child with Lamar by way of surrogate after he filed for divorce in 2014. “My situation was a sense of, I didn’t state what I needed and what I wanted and what I didn’t want for being scared of somebody leaving the relationship,” she said. “There are consequences to everything, but I was scared to say, ‘That’s not going to work for me. I don’t want that.'”
Little Lamar is Sherri’s only child with Lamar Sally. The television personality also has an older son named Jeffrey with ex-husband Jeff Tarpley.
Chrissy Teigen has been getting advice about baby names from the commander in chief. The expectant star stopped by ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ to talk about her book when the subject of names came up.
“We change it all the time,” she told Stephen. Chrissy went on to share her story about the time she asked the president for advice. “I asked President Obama if he liked one of our name choices, and he said he did. Then I realized I should have came up with two so he could pick one,” she said.
Teigen further explained why she sought counsel from the commander in chief. “I wanted to ask him because John isn’t sold on the name. So I figured if [the president] liked it, then John would be sold on it.”
See why Chrissy’s husband isn’t “sold” on the name below. The couple is expecting their first child, a girl, to arrive next month.
Brian White is loving every moment of fatherhood. The actor and his wife, Paula, shared pictures of their daughter, Layla, a few days ago.
“Love this girl,” Brian captioned underneath a picture of him with Layla. Paula also doted on her little one who appears to be rather observant. “Today, as I was running around in a mad rush to get out the door, she shouted ‘Mama!! Keeeez!! Wah-laht!!!’ Not quite 2 and already reminding me to get my keys and wallet…this is all happening entirely too fast,” shared Paula.
Brian and Paula made several preparations for their daughter’s arrival before she was born. “We didn’t take extra vacations, or spend money in the club buying bottles,” Brian told media months before Paula gave birth. “No, we were investing in our property, and making sure that we thought ahead to make sure that our kids’ lives will be taken care of. And to have someone in my life who thinks about those things in the same way that I do, has made all of the difference in the world.”
The Whites welcomed Layla in 2014. She will celebrate her second birthday next month. See more candids of the little one below!
Draya Michele knows the sex and weight of her unborn child. The reality star recently shared her and the baby’s health with Instagram fans.
“Me at the gym on snap the other day. 31 weeks,” Draya wrote. The star also uploaded a picture of herself in workout gear. “For those of you so concerned with my health… My son is measuring a week ahead, meaning he’s bigger than usual,” she wrote. “I’m on track to having an 8lb baby. So far I have gained 12lbs and my baby is a healthy 3.75lbs right now.”
Draya went on to tell fans that walking is the key to success for her as the activity helps “loosen things up” when she feels pain. “I know you are comparing my pregnancy to your own and maybe a few other people you may follow,” she said. “But this is MY pregnancy, and my family, friends, and Doctor all believe I’m taking the right steps to delivering my little guy the most natural and drug free way possible, just like I did 13 years ago with my first miracle.”
Draya Michele is expecting her and NFL star Orlando Scandrick’s first child to arrive in coming weeks. The reality star also has a son named Kniko from a previous relationship.
Melanie Fiona is getting ready for her baby boy! The singer and her boyfriend, Jared Cotter, celebrated the impending birth of their little one this past weekend with a ‘babymoon220’ themed shower.
The star parents were in complete shock as they viewed the decorations and goodies at the party. Melanie and Jared’s friends were responsible for all of the sweets and adornments at the event. They hired Cairo Customs for the decor that showcased pillows with the phrase, “I Love You To The Moon And Back” on them. The featured cake also carried the key quote along with a half moon visual on top.
Melanie Fiona announced her expectancy last year. “The greatest power a person possesses is the power to choose,” she wrote on Instagram. “The only thing greater, is being chosen.Thank You for choosing Us. Jared and I are thrilled to become Parents,” the singer said to her baby.
This will be Melanie and Jared’s first child together. The couple are expecting their little one to arrive in coming weeks. See more pictures from the ‘babymoon220’ shower below!
Actor/comedian Kevin Hart hosted a free health fair On February 27th at The Grove to show the community how making simple lifestyle changes can be fun and help improve overall health. Over 6,000 people participated in the Rally HealthFest, which included activities such as dancing, yoga, cycling on Peloton bikes, games, massages. A half-dozen kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carson attended the healthfest as did Kevin’s children, Heaven Lee and Hendrix Hart.
“It’s simply about showing kids that you’re not a person that just talks,” he said of his appearance. “Health and fitness is something that made me take my life more seriously and realize how important it is to take care of your body, your heart.”
The event was sponsored by Rally Health, a digital service that helps consumers monitor their physical activity and lead healthier lifestyles.
Kevin Hart fathers two kids, Heaven and Hendrix, with ex-wife Torrei Hart. Heaven, the oldest, will celebrate her tenth birthday this month.