Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.
Kanayo O. Kanayo releases Election Campaign Poster
Nigerian actor Kanayo O. Kanayo had declared his intention to run for a seat in the House of Representatives last month where he said he intends to represent Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency in Imo.
He has now released his campaign poster.
Stan Lee drops $1bn POW! lawsuit amid legal trouble
Stan Lee has dropped a $1 billion lawsuit against POW! Entertainment, in which the comic book writer and Marvel icon claimed he had been duped into signing away the exclusive right to his name.
The lawsuit was filed in May when the 95-year-old Lee was allegedly under the sway of memorabilia collector Keya Morgan. Morgan is now barred from contacting Lee or coming within 100 yards of him, under a restraining order granted on Friday.
A joint statement was issued Monday by Lee and by POW! Entertainment, now owned by Hong Kong’s Camsing International, announcing that the suit had been dismissed.
Janet Jackson honours her late father Joe at ESSENCE Festival
Janet Jackson is currently on tour.
During her stop at New Orleans’ Essence Festival on Sunday, she took a moment to speak publicly about her late father Joe Jackson for the first time since he passed away in June after a battle with cancer.
“Without his drive, his strength, we wouldn’t have this success,” she told the crowd.
“We’re a black family that came from Gary, Indiana, and we broke all kinds of records around the globe. That’s the truth.”
Watch her speech below via The Hollywood Reporter.
Janet also admitted that his passing had been hard on her, so much so that she wasn’t sure whether she should cancel her appearance and even her tour.
“I think my father [would’ve] said, ‘Janet, please finish what you started. And I will be there with you every step of the way in your heart.’ So here I am.”
Kiss’ Gene Simmons settles sexual assault lawsuit
Kiss’ Gene Simmons has settled the lawsuit filed against him for sexual assault.
The unnamed plaintiff—an on-air radio personality referred to as Jane Doe in the original court documents—filed the suit last December. It concerned an alleged incident that took place on November 1 in which she interviewed Simmons and Paul Stanley.
She claimed Simmons touched her inappropriately and “turned standard interview questions into sexual innuendos.” The settlement amount has not been made public, The Blast reports via court documents it obtained.
Jaden Smith shares “New Album” on Instagram
Jaden Smith has shared SYRE: The Electric Album via Instagram, an audiovisual series reworking five tracks from his debut LP SYRE.
He’s describing it as a “new album”.
Album On IG TV pic.twitter.com/zH8viDcBBm
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) July 9, 2018
Each track is an electric remake of previously released work, including “Icon,” the single that reached 100 million streams on Spotify and got its own Will Smith remake. The tracks play as minutelong videos on his Instagram and can be viewed in full by downloading the IGTV app.
He has since announced it will be available on streaming platforms:
SYRE: The Electric Album, Hits All Streaming Platforms July 12 pic.twitter.com/Z8HdcYqH1I
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) July 10, 2018
Justin Bieber just broke his silence on his engagement to Hailey Baldwin
Justin Bieber has broken his silence about his relationship with Hailey Baldwin and confirmed their engagement.
Justin wrote an open love letter to his fiancée, saying … “I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindly.”
He adds, “I promise to lead our family with honour and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make.”
Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
Baldwin has since responded:
“Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude. ”
Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude. ❤️
— Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) July 9, 2018
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