“My first young experience with the arts was putting on my mother’s Afro wig and singing Michael Jackson songs in the bathroom mirror,” the actor Michael K. Williams reported to The Observer on a drizzly Saturday evening in East Hampton.
We were at Russell Simmons’s house for the 13th annual Art for Life Foundation benefit, Read More
In The Observer‘s 2011 profile of Nick Cannon, his fellow America’s Got Talent personality Sharon Osbourne told us: “He doesn’t sleep… You see him taking 20-minute naps between takes.” She added that Mr. Cannon has also been eager to restart his music career. “We talk about it a lot. Nick wants to do everything.”
Mr. Read More
While it’s been pretty big news today that Ashton Kutcher tweeted #noclass to Penn State’s firing of football coach Joe Paterno (for his part in the scandal involving assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molesting young boys), what’s less known is that Nick Cannon somehow managed to top that in levels of grossness this week.
In today’s Observer, TeenNick network chairman and comedian Nick Cannon opens up about his history of picking feuds with celebrities (calling Eminem “Enema” and Chelsea Handler “white trash”), and compares his “standing up” to other stars as equivalent to anti-bullying lessons TeenNick ought to impart. “I don’t attack people, but I stand up for Read More
NBC is being taken to task for its whitewashed casting decisions: of its new series, reports the Los Angeles Times, only The Playboy Club features a minority lead performer, and advocacy groups are asking for more representation. (Observer profile subject Nick Cannon, who is black, is to play a recurring role on the Read More
Punch Drunk Love
One day in 2009, Nick Cannon, the rapper and former child performer best known for portraying the likes of “Latanya” the diva-ish convenience store clerk on early-2000s Nickelodeon shows All That and The Nick Cannon Show, as well as for having married Mariah Carey once the acting and music work dried up, arrived at the Viacom offices in Times Square with plan to recapture the adolescent demo that had been his audience.
Don’t listen to all the reports of economic doom and gloom. The good times are here again! How do we know? Because insane condo parties have returned.
DENVER—For all the talk about celebrities flocking to Denver, there weren’t too many of them in evidence at a highly anticipated “post-gavel” party last night at Tamayo in the LoDo neighborhood of Denver. Word of mouth on the party, thrown by GQ and co-sponsors, Maker’s Mark (bourbon!) had the affair pegged as the big do Read More
Hamptons residents who paid up to $2,500 a plate to hang out with Gwyneth Paltrow at a benefit for the Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Organization at Steven Klein‘s Bridgehampton farm (read Daily Transom’s account!) were upset when the actress refused to come out of the host’s house for most of the evening. [Read More