To celebrate Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, Asher Roth decides to release a brand new track called Blow Yr Head and is produced by Nottz.
Hilarious-man Mike Epps made his way to Sway in the Morning and compares Kevin Hart to Kim Kardashian.
Model Amber Rose will write How to Be a Bad Bitch, Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books announced Wednesday (Feb. 18).
The book, scheduled for publication on Oct. 27, 2015, will share Amber’s secrets on how to be successful, covering love, beauty, fashion, finances and a career, as well as advice for confidence and self-acceptance.
In a statement, Rose says a “bad bitch” is a “self-respecting, strong female who has everything together. This consists of body, mind, finances and swagger; a woman who gets her by any means necessary.”
Jennifer Bergstrom, vice president and publisher of Gallery Books, added: “Amber Rose is the ultimate cool girl who you want to be best friends with. I know a lot of women who will want to read this book.”
Photographer David LaChappelle, whose images have appeared on covers and pages of various magazines including Vanity Fair, GQ and Rolling Stone, will shoot Rose for the cover.
The 31-year-old recently made headlines for publicly feuding with reality star Khloe Kardashian. The Twitter war began when Rose spoke to New York’s Power 105.1 about Kardashian’s family and Kylie Jenner’s alleged relationship with rapper Tyga.
Rose was introduced to Gallery Books by her manager, Nick Cannon, whose company, Nick’s Ncredible Entertainment, is represented by ICM.
Rose was represented by ICM and attorney Walter Mosley on the deal. Jeremie Ruby-Strauss acquired the work for Gallery Books from Doug Johnson.
Jerome Kersey, a fan favorite during his decade-plus career with the Portland Trail Blazersand a veteran of 17 NBA seasons, died Wednesday. He was 52.
The Trail Blazers confirmed that Kersey had died, but didn’t provide details. According to The Oregonian, Kersey, a team ambassador, spoke to high school students in Portland on Tuesday with fellow former Blazers Terry Porter and Brian Grant in celebration of Black History Month.
Kersey, a 6-foot-7 small forward, was a starter on Portland’s 1990 and 1992 NBA Finals teams. He was a second-round draft pick in 1984 and spent his first 11 seasons in Portland, playing alongside the likes of Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler, Kiki Vandeweghe and Porter. Kersey played for five other NBA teams, winning a championship with San Antonio in 1999. He retired from the NBA in 2001.
“It is so sad,” Drexler told Comcast Sports Northwest upon hearing the news. “It is a huge loss for the Portland community. He was the greatest guy, the nicest friend, teammate and brother. He was loved by everyone. We will all miss him. He just cared so much. This is unbelievable.”
At the time of his retirement, Kersey ranked second on the Blazers’ all-time list in games played (831) and rebounds (5,078), and third in blocked shots (621) and steals (1,059). All told, he played in 1,153 NBA games for Portland, Golden State, the Lakers, Seattle, San Antonio and Milwaukee, averaging 10.3 points and 5.5 rebounds.
Prior to his NBA career, Kersey was a two-time National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II All-American at Longwood College, where he was a four-year starter.
Kersey also coached in the NBA as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks under Porter in 2004-05. Early in his retirement he served as an assistant with the Blazers’ summer league team.
The Blazers franchise lost beloved Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay in 2014 and popular center Kevin Duckworth in 2008. Duckworth was 44 at the time of his death.
The ASAP Mob member ASAP Ferg is back with a new video called Doe-Active.