Jay Z continues to grow his empire by creating Roc Nation Sports. His newly formed sports agency already boasts Victor Cruz and Robinson Cano as signed talent. Blue Ivy’s daddy offered this statement to explain his new venture:
“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years.”
We wish him the best.
According to a report in Page 6:
Spies say “Godfather II” and “Taxi Driver” star De Niro gave Jay a dressing-down in a roomful of celebs including Martin Scorsese because the rap mogul had refused to return De Niro’s calls.
Sources add that Jay tried to joke his way out of the situation, and even his wife, Beyoncé, tried to intervene, but De Niro wouldn’t back down.
“Bob was sitting at a table, and when Jay-Z went over to say hello, De Niro told Jay that he never called him back,” a source says. A spy then overheard De Niro complaining to the rapper, a fellow TriBeCa resident, about a song Jay-Z agreed to record for the Tribeca Film Festival. De Niro had reached out to discuss further details, but Jay never returned his calls.
“Bob wasn’t in any mood to make polite conversation,” the spy says. “He told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back. It doesn’t matter who you are, that is just rude.”
When Jay-Z tried to make a joke of it, saying he is terrible on the phone, a source says, “De Niro kept telling him that he thinks he’s the man, but that he was disrespectful.’ ”
“Beyoncé came over, but that didn’t calm Bob down,” the source said, adding that afterward, “It was the talk of the party. Everyone was saying there’s only one star in New York bigger and badder than Jay-Z, and that’s Robert De Niro. He can be quite scary when he’s angry.”
It’s the 30th anniversary of the beloved film ‘Annie’ today! To celebrate, marketing geniuses have created a special blue ray DVD sing-along edition that fans can pick up and enjoy. Get ready to belt out “It’s a Hard Knock Life”, circa 1982 (not 1998 Jay Z). The actress that played Annie in the film at the age of 8 is now 41 and recalls getting chosen out of 8,000 hopefuls. Aileen Quinn became a global star and we wonder if the same fate is in store for Willow Smith, as her dad, Will is in the works to re-create the film. The update version is rumored to have been written by Emma Thompson, with Jay Z being branded as overseeing the music.
Mr. President with the Carter’s at last night’s fundraising event. The event was hosted by the talented couple in NYC at the 40/40 Club.
We love this picture of a relaxed Jay & Bey - this is what love looks like folks!
The couples that pose together, stay together? One of the best photo ops of the night was the Bey-Jay-Ye-KK head turn (Solange was there too but no one was really concerned). There was even a shot taken of (dare we say?) friends Bey and KK greeting each other.