Are Beyoncé and JAY-Z plotting a move to Bel Air?

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesMove over Will Smith — it looks like there could be a new fresh prince, and princess, of Bel Air.   

Real estate sources tell TMZ that JAY-Z and Beyoncé are looking to purchase a 30,000 square foot mansion in the posh Los Angeles neighborhood.  

The fully-furnished estate, reportedly in escrow with a price tag of $130 million, has more than enough space for the power couple, daughter Blue Ivy and newborn twins — whose arrival hasn’t been publicly confirmed.  

Eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, four pools, a basketball court, paddle tennis court, spa and recording studio come with the magnificent manse.  

Two sources tell the entertainment news site that Bey and JAY are willing to dole out $120 million, while another source claims that the duo are only willing to pay close to $90 million.  

As previously reported, Beyoncé and JAY-Z have been searching in vain for their dream home, with a budget of $75 million, while currently renting a $400,000-a-month estate in Malibu for the summer. 

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Jussie Smollett raises 40K for fight against HIV/AIDS in black communities

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCJussie Smollett is giving back to his community in a major way.

In an effort to create awareness and help forward the fight for HIV/AIDS, Smollette doubled his own $20,000 donation to the Black AIDS institute by finding companies to match his donation.

Currently, Jussie serves on the Institute’s board of directors, and his younger sister Jurnee is an HIV/AIDS ambassador.  

Both have been inducted into the Black AIDS Institute’s “Heroes in the Struggle” Hall of Fame and have made financial contributions toward the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Phill Wilson, the Black AIDS institute President and CEO, said Jussie stepped up when the institute had a recent budget shortfall.

“In the end, we turned Jussie’s $20,000 contribution into $40,000,” Wilson explained. “Those donations not only helped close our budget gap. They also helped us launch a testing campaign where we developed a monthly support group for 30 to 40 men.”

Smollett’s next project for the Black AIDS Institute will be to chair the 2017 “Heroes in the Struggle Gala” in September, where he says the new inductees will be women. 

“I know from my personal experience, women have been so important to this fight,” Smollett said in a statement.  

“While I’m not going to give away all of our secrets, I can tell you one of this year’s honorees will be none other than my TV mom, Taraji P. Henson…The other ‘sheroes’ are as equally beautiful, talented and fierce as Cookie Lyon.”

For more information on the Black AIDS Institute got to www.BlackAIDS.org

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Chance the Rapper, Lauryn Hill and the former Mos Def added to Dave Chappelle's Radio City Music Hall residency

Chance the Rapper; ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaDave Chappelle has added three new acts to his Dave Chappelle: Live from Radio City residency, set for this August at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall: Chance the RapperLauryn Hill and Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def.   

Chance will take the stage on August 17, with Lauryn scheduled to appear August 20 and Yasiin on August 23. 

During the 14-date residency, the former star of Comedy Central series Chappelle’s Show will also collaborate with The RootsErykah Badu and Childish Gambino, and co-headlining sets with Chris RockThe Daily Show host Trevor Noah, and comedian-actress Ali Wong.

Dave’s residency kicks off on August 1 with The Roots and special guest Lil Wayne

Tickets for the highly-anticipated live event are on sale now, via Ticketmaster.  

For more information on dates and guest appearances, visit chappelleradiocity.com.   

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Is Rihanna's new beau a rich Saudi businessman?

Getty Images via ABCFans lost their minds after Rihanna was seeing making out with an unidentified man in a pool in Spain. Now, the British tabloid The Sun claims it’s identified Ri-Ri’s new man.

The Sun says he’s Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, the deputy president and vice chairman of his family’s company Abdul Latif Jameel Domestic, which owns the rights to sell Toyotas in Saudi Arabia. The company is one of the biggest in the world, according to the paper, and Jameel is one of the “faces” of the business.

“This relationship is the real deal. Rihanna has told friends she’s in love with him and seems completely smitten,” a source dishes to the tabloid. “They’ve been spending a lot of time together away from prying eyes and are really serious. They’re really enjoying each others’ company.”

Of course, Rihanna herself hasn’t said anything about her new romance.

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Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell added to Grammy Salute to Music Legends lineup

ABC/Image Group LACharlie WilsonDionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the slew of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, which celebrates the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards winners.  

R&B artist Andra Day and gospel star Kirk Franklin are also expected to perform.  

Various tribute performances throughout the evening will occur to salute the honorees, who were announced this past December and include the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award.  

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees also include Sly and the Family Stone frontman Sly StoneNina SimoneShirley Caesar, jazz pianist Ahmad JamalThe Velvet Underground and country legends Charley Pride and Jimmie Rodgers.

The special gala takes place July 11 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.  

The show will be recorded and will air as an episode of the long-running PBS series Great Performances later this year.

For more details, visit Grammy.org.  

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Adrian Marcel credits collaborators Raphael Saadiq and Jane Hancock for bringing him back to life as an artist

Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for BETR&B singer Adrian Marcel‘s debut album GMFU is finally out and the rising star was just as anxious to release it as fans were waiting for it to drop.  

The singer, who’s the protégé of Grammy Award winning legend Raphael Saadiq, remembers his humble journey from the Bay Area to Atlanta at the start of his career when there was a period where he wanted to call it quits. 

He tells ABC Radio, “I moved out there [Atlanta] with my best friend who writes all my stuff with me. Her name is Jane Hancock. I honestly feel like if it wasn’t for her, I would have quit.”  

Adrian continues, “I moved out to Atlanta with two outfits, two pair of shoes, some couple jeans that fit. I was only gonna be there for a few weeks so we could record this music and then start pressing for a deal. But then it turned into about seven months and then it turned into four years.”  

Even when Adrian finally got the record deal he hoped for, he faced other battles with his former label. 

“We all have our own perception of how we think this business goes and the way it is, but when you actually get into it and you’re actually seeing it for yourself, it is very different. And it is sort of a shock,” he explains.

Fortunately for the artist, Raphael continued to mentor and guide him whenever he could, particular during a very rough period right after he parted ways with the label. 

Adrian says, “He was like, ‘Look, you need to come down to L.A. Let’s get you back focused, re-focused.’ We just kinda really hung out. He was really on his Mr. Miyagi.” 

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Jill Scott, Yasiin Bey, Migos and more to perform at 2017 ONE Musicfest

Photo Courtesy of ONE MusicfestThis year’s ONE Musicfest in Atlanta offers an array of music from exciting acts, including Jill ScottMigos, Jidenna, Too $hort and Yasiin Bey, best known as Mos Def, for his special farewell performance.  

Other artists expected to perform include Sean Paul, Kaytranada, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and Ro James. The highly-anticipated event will take Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, at the Tabernacle Atlanta and Lakewood Amphitheater.

For more information on tickets, which are available to buy now, visit onemusicfest.com.  

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Mariah Carey questioned about ex-fiancé on Israeli news show

ABC/Randy HolmesMariah Carey is currently in Israel promoting her collaboration with Israeli skincare line Premier Dead Sea Cosmetics, which she wrote about on Twitter.  

But during a interview with Israel’s Channel 2 News, the singer was asked less about that, and more about ex-fiancé Australian billionaire James Packer and his ties to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  

In a video of the exchange, Mimi is asked if she noticed a “special connection” between James and Netanyahu while the three of them had dinner in the past.  

She curtly replies, “I was eating the food. They had some food there that was pretty good. I don’t know. I was just there ’cause I was invited to a dinner. There was a lot of talk, conversation, food. Dinner.”  

When the interviewer continues to press the issue, asking if she knew where Packer could possibly be at the moment, she says, “I don’t know where the m*********** is! How am I supposed to know? I don’t know. For real.”  

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mimi’s former lover and Netanyahu are friends. Packer is currently wanted for questioning by Israeli police “as part of an ongoing investigation regarding alleged corruption and illegal gift giving to Netanyahu by several wealthy businessmen.” 

Mariah broke off her engagement to James last year.  

 

Are Beyoncé and JAY-Z still searching for their perfect dream home?

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARASBeyoncé and JAY-Z have a whole lot of money to spend — $75 million to be exact — but just can’t seem to find a new home their newly expanded family. 

TMZ reports that the power couple, five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy and newborn twins are living in a $400,000-a-month rental estate in Malibu for the summer, but have so far been unable to find a place to buy.

Real estate sources tell the entertainment news site that Bey and Jay are “frustrated because their search has hit a stumbling block, and the stumbling block is cash,” even in light of their $75 million budget.  

As another source explains, “They want a super baller, crazy estate, and the ones they love are going for $150 mil.”

As previously reported, the couple’s newborn twins — whose arrival they haven’t publicly confirmed — are reportedly out of the hospital and resting at home.  

The gender of the babies is still unknown, but unconfirmed reports have claimed that Bey welcomed a boy and a girl the weekend of June 16.  

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Prayers up: KeKe Wyatt shaves head in support of child battling cancer

Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence FestivalKeKe Wyatt has shaved her hair off in support of one of her children, who’s currently fighting cancer. 

The “Fall in Love” singer recently shared a picture of her new look on Instagram with the disheartening caption, “Feeling kinda empty today!!! SMH.”

She also posted a photo of her aunt, who also shaved her hair as an act of solidarity for KeKe and her ailing child.   

Earlier this week, the artist shared an Instagram video telling fans that she planned to shave her hair off in a live video on the social media platform.

“Plz pray for my family…Haven’t really said to[sic] much about my personal life. But my child has been fighting cancer and lost all of their hair that they loved,” she wrote in the caption. 

KeKe continued, “It hurts me so bad. So to show Mommy’s support I’m going to get @keever_west to shave me bald today. I need a complete healing for my baby.” 

It’s currently unknown which one of KeKe’s eight kids — seven biological and one stepchild — is battling cancer. KeKe, married to husband/manager Michael Ford, is currently pregnant with the couple’s fourth child. 

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