ABOVE PHOTO: Wynton Marsalis
By Florence Anthony
Kerry Washington is the proud mother of a new baby girl. The precious bundle of joy, whose name is Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, was born almost three weeks ago on April 21 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. This is the first child for both the “Scandal” star and her husband, former NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha. The couple was married last June…….
“Love, Loss and Laughter: The Story of Jazz,” The Jazz at Lincoln Center 2014 Gala, was a star-studded magnificent evening. Starring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the program was hosted by Billy Crystal, and included performances by the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band, Taj Mahal, Marcus Roberts, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Norm Lewis, Jon Faddis & Wynton Marsalis, child prodigy Joey Alexander and Dianne Reeves, with a speech by Bill Cosby. The evening culminated with a sumptuous dinner party followed by an after-party in Dizzy’s. Celebs in attendance included Tina Fey, Patti Lupone, Angela Bassett, Tasha Smith and Tiffany Denise Jones……….
As the big Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fight weekend wrapped up in Sin City, celebrities continued to flock to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on May 4. REHAB, Las Vegas’ original dayclub, kept the party going with its signature debauchery. Celebrities spotted hanging out poolside included Khloe Kardashian and French Montana, Meek Mill, Flo Rida, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Tiny Lister, Zab Judah and president of Showtime, David Nevins. Throughout the afternoon, French, Meek Mill, Luda and Lil Durk entertained the crowd with surprise performances………..
Eddie Murphy is set to star in Paramount’s reboot of “Beverly Hills Cop.” Slated for a March 25, 2016 opening date, this will be the fourth installment of the hit ‘90s franchise. Murphy will pick up where he left off in the role as Axel Foley as he leaves his lush Beverly Hills lifestyle to return to the mean streets of Detroit………
Rapper 2 Chainz has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance in a case filed after his arrest at Los Angeles International Airport. 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was sentenced on May 5 to an 18-month drug diversion program, and a felony drug possession charge was dropped………