Thomas Bach , Earvin Magic Johnson - Celebrities out at the Lakers game. The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by the final score of 110-82 at Staples Center at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 31st January 2016
The vigil will be open to any members of the public, wishing to show sympathy with Brown's family.
As Bobbi Kristina Brown continues to fight for her life at Emory University Hospital, her family remains at her side in a solemn vigil. On Sunday, Cissy Houston was spotted heading in, as was family friend Tyler Perry.
Tyler Perry reportedly attended Brown at her bedside.
Another friend, Magic Johnson, called attention to Brown at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party on Saturday, by asking for 10 seconds of silence in Brown’s honour.
Continue reading: Vigil For Bobbi Kristina Brown Will Be Open To The Public
While the family of Whitney Houston chose not to attend the première of the late singer's biopic, the cast and various celebrities were seen in attendance.
It would probably be an understatement to say that Whitney Houston was a beloved musician. The singer, actress and model has been often hailed as the most awarded musician of all time, and whether you listen to her songs as part of the soundtrack for a critically-polarising movie or while dancing the year away on 31st December each year, Houston is still the only artist to have seven consecutive top charting singles.
In the upcoming Lifetime biopic, 'Whitney', the life of the performer and her relationship with husband Bobby Brown, is charted from the days of her humble church choir beginnings up until her tragic death from a combination of heart failure and drowning at the guest room of The Beverly Hilton. Coincidently, just a few blocks away from the site of her death stands The Paley Centre for Media - the site of the premiere for 'Whitney'.
Continue reading: The Stars Come Out At The Whitney Houston Biopic Première [Photos]
Timberlake's statement doesn't even count as controversial at this point.
When Justin Timberlake won the Top Artist honor at Sunday’s Billboard awards, he was very generous with his “hank you” messages. In fact, he thanked everyone – everyone, except disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Last week, Sterling made a half-hearted apology for his offensive comments from last month. His sincerity was eroded somewhat by the fact that he dissed Magic Johnson in the process.
JT dropped a truth bomb at the Billboard Awards Sunday.
Apparently hoping to divert attention from his own PR blunders, Sterling said in his CNN interview: “Well, what kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn’t do anything.”
Trebek's 'Magic Johnson' reaction is a classic quiz show moment.
Alex Trebek is a Canadian man. Alex Trebek is a sports-fan. Alex Trebek knows who Magic Johnson is, and more importantly, who Wayne Gretzky Is. All of this means the Jeopardy! host wasn't impressed with a contestant who gave a comically incorrect on the game-show this week.
Alex Trebek's "Oh No" Is A Classic Gameshow Moment
The clue was: '100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player.' Of course the answer is Wayne Gretzky. The contestant's answer was Magic Johnson, the NBA basketball star.
Continue reading: Trebek's 'Magic Johnson' Reaction On Jeopardy! Is Priceless [Video]
Funnyman Arsenio Hall is ready to reclaim his title as the king of late night chat with his new show for syndicated TV.
Arsenio Hall is back! It's been 19 years since the comic last dominated the late night viewing slot with his popular combination of chat and music and after a hiatus lasting nearly two decades, he is back to reclaim his place among the elites of the chat show circuit.
Arsenio Hall is back on late night TV
The 57-year-old former TV regular, whose late night shows famously included a sax-playing Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson's revelation that he suffers from the AIDs virus, will get a second chance at becoming a talk show mainstay again this Monday, 9 September, when he begins his run on The Arsenio Hall Show on syndicated television. It's been a lengthy stay away from the front of a camera, but it is a break that Arsenio has no regrets over and one that he feels he can return from with a bang.
Continue reading: Arsenio Hall Finally Returns To Late Night Chat After 19 Years Away
Sean Sasser, an AIDS activist who featured on 'The Real World: San Francisco', has died at the age of 44. Sasser died of a rare form of lung cancer mesothelioma.
Sean Sasser, who featured in the reality show The Real World: San Francisco, has died aged 44. Sasser was featured on the show owing to his relationship with primary cast member Pedro Zamora.
David "Puck" Rainey who starred on The Real World: San Francisco with Sasser's partner Pedro Zamora. Photographed with his son at the 2010 'Reality Bash' in L.A.
Sasser was HIV positive and died of a rare lung cancer, mesothelioma. This cancer, according to Queerty, has been linked to the weakened immune systems of those suffering from HIV.
Magic Johnson reacts to the public outing of his son EJ Johnson, admitting that he has known for years and fully supports his son no matter what.
For Magic Johnson, knowing his son was gay didn't cause him any discomfort, dissatisfaction or disappointment because he was proud of his middle child no matter what his sexual preferences are or any other nagging issues he may have had. Magic Johnson is a good man but unfortunately much of the rest of the world consists of many unsavoury and prejudiced individuals and for this reason we can understand why he would have wanted to keep his son's sexuality out of the public spotlight.
Magic Johnson has set an example that others must follow if homophobia is to be eradicated from sport
Earlier this week, celebrity gossipers TMZ posted a video of EJ Johnson holding hands with his suspected boyfriend, making his sexuality public knowledge. In the midst of the media attention now surrounding his son, Magic sat down with TMZ to discuss his son's sexuality and during the discussions it became clear that Magic has absolutely no problems with his son's lifestyle as he announced that he backs his son's choices 100%. Magic spoke at length about the difficulties his son faced before coming out eight years ago, as EJ was ruing the potential reaction from his father. He said, "He really wanted to make sure I was OK. He wasn't worried about his mom. … I think he was worried about what would I think. Am I going to change toward him or something like that."
Can Magic Johnson's attitudes change basketball?
It’s not every day a sporting legend has the chance to fully support equality when it comes to sexuality, so when Magic Johnson’s son, E.L Johnson III, decided to hide his sexuality no longer, it was delightful to see Magic’s response.
"I told him, 'Hey, we are here to support you, man. We're going to love you no matter who you are, what you do. We just want you to love yourself,' " the NBA legend, 53, tells TMZ in a video. Like most sports, basketball won’t be ready for an openly gay player in a long time, but Magic’s status in the game mean his attitudes will cause ripples amongst the game. Lovely, open-minded, liberal ripples. “I love E.J. so much, that's my main man," Magic says. "I think he really wanted to be out. But he was torn. ... He just didn't know how. He just said, 'This is my moment. This is my time. I'm happy to share with the world who I am.' And I said, 'Go, E.J., go.' " He adds: "This is a good moment for us as a family, and a greater moment for him. Now he's just the bubbly kid we knew again. ... I'm behind him a million percent. This is really wonderful for him."
Since learning that he was HIV positive in the 90s, Magi has made great strides in creating awareness about the disease, which included a close relationship with the gay community.
Magic Johnson fully supports his gay son and so does Kobe Bryant.
So Magic Johnson’s son is gay and the media might care, but Magic sure doesn’t. The basketball veteran stands firmly behind his son in every way. 20-year-old Earvin Johnson recently came out to the media and the public and has since been photographed holding hands with his boyfriend. And while the gossip mill might be eagerly churning, good ol’ Magic is not bothered by the ultra-masculine stereotypes of his sport and is instead fully supportive of his son. "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way," the Lakers legend and current Dodgers owner said.
"We're very proud of him." And good on them. Johnson has been voicing his support for LGBT rights for a long time. In 2011, he made the following statement: "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way," the Lakers legend and current Dodgers owner said.
"We're very proud of him." He is very actively working to break those stereotypes in a number of ways, including putting in his support for the repeal of California’s infamous Proposition 8, which explicitly bans same sex marriage in the state.
Continue reading: Magic Johnson Supports His Gay Son, But Why Should Anyone Be Surprised?
Magic Johnson gives his full support to his son
Finally, a story about a celebrity’s sexuality that doesn’t leave a nasty taste; E.J Johnson III – the son of basketball legend Magic Johnson – came out as publically gay, and has received the full support of his family.
Ideally, someone’s father – in this case Mr Magic – shouldn’t be applauded for his support of a gay son, but Magic is heavily involved in a sport which is struggling to come to terms with open homosexuality, and his open views on the topic can only help enlighten basketball. M. Johnson, with his history with HIV/AIDS, has spoken out about gay issues before. “I learned a lot from the white gay community because they had gotten their community, rallied them, educated them and did a wonderful job about driving the numbers down,” he said (of controlling AIDS, not homosexuals). “As a hip-hop fan, you realize that homophobia is still an issue everywhere, but especially in the black community. When people are scared to talk about it, that's how the disease spreads. So what have you been doing to get that risk reduced?” he continued in a 1991 interview, which came after he was diagnosed with the disease.
No probs - Magic Johnson
Date of birth
14th August, 1959
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