Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith is turning out to be quite the little star! She just released her debut song “Whip My Hair,” which is getting rave reviews.
She’s also just been signed to Roc Nation, which is Jay-Z’s label. The 9-year old announced the big news alongside Jay-Z to Ryan Seacrest this morning.
Jay said of his new protégé, "We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow. She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious.
It's rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age. Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career."
Eminem set to open MTV Video Music Awards
Eminem is not afraid to open the MTV Video Music Awards.
MTV general manager Stephen Friedman said Wednesday that the rapper, who's nominated for eight trophies and continues to sit atop sales charts with "Recovery," will open Sunday's ceremony at the Nokia Theatre, which has been transformed with a sprawling white set reminiscent of the out-of-this-world Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport.
"We thought that there's no better way to kick off the show than a performance from Eminem," said Friedman.
The enveloping stage design includes a giant rotating billboard, curvy catwalk, circular performance space and two massive video screens that will serve as curtains. VMA executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic said the undulating space, created by German designer Florian Wieder, required about 2,000 orchestra seats to be removed from the Nokia Theatre.
"Every year, we try to have a theme and purpose beyond just giving awards away," said Ignjatovic. "This year, being back in Los Angeles, we really gravitated toward mid-century modern architecture and the pop culture of the '50s, like the youth-oriented rebellion films 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'Wild Ones.' It's a very L.A. kind of a set."
Former Bodyguard Suing Britney Spears for Sexual Harassment
Fernando Flores, who once worked as a bodyguard for Britney Spears, is filing a lawsuit against the pop star.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Flores alleges that Spears sexually harassed him during his tenure with her. He also accuses of her abusing her children.
The ex-bodyguard says Britney made "repeated unwanted sexual advances" toward him.
In the lawsuit, an alleged incident between the two is described. "[Britney] was wearing a white lace, see-through dress. She walked over close by [Flores], intentionally dropped her cigarette lighter on the floor, bent over to retrieve it and thereby exposed her uncovered genitals to [Flores]."
Flores also asserts that Spears beat her children in front of him, using his belt to "savagely hit the small child [Preston]" on one occasion.
Furthermore, the suit contends that Britney once fed her children crabmeat, despite their allergies, causing Sean Preston and Jayden James to vomit, but she allegedly refused to seek medical care.
Flores even contacted the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services with these charges, but they found the allegations had no merit.