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Lil Wayne stars in UGG x BAPE campaign. Nothing comes between Lil Wayne and his UGGs. The rapper, 36, has never met a pair of fuzzy footwear he didn't like, which is why his role as the face of the brand's new collaboration with BAPE feels perfectly fitting. In the images shot in Miami, the five-time Grammy winner pairs his ripped black jeans, backwards leather baseball cap and neck full of diamond chains with the new $350 UGG x BAPE "Neumel" shearling-lined lace-ups and the collection's $3,500 mouton coat, which is covered in the streetwear brand's signature camo print. "Been rocking UGG and BAPE since the beginning. This collab is next level," the "A Milli" musician said in a press release. The collection will officially launch in April 2019 and will be available for purchase while supplies last at select BAPE and UGG retailers worldwide. (PageSix)
Matchmaker much? Nick Cannon approves of pal Pete Davidson's rumored romance with Kate Beckinsale. Cannon, 38, weighed in on the potential couple's chemistry while guest-hosting The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, February 5, during the "Hot Topics" segment. "Last night, I was hanging out with my little brother, Pete Davidson. We was in Brooklyn! We were having some good conversation. We were having cougar conversations. I taught that young boy well," the Masked Singer host teased as photos of the Saturday Night Live star, 25, and the Pearl Harbor actress, 45, appeared on the screen. "I will take credit for it. I'm the one who told him, 'Get you an older woman, man!' I said that. Leave them little pop stars alone! An old woman knows what she wants. She don't play no games! That's what I'm talking about. Get you somebody older!" Davidson and Beckinsale fueled dating rumors in January after they were seen hitting several Golden Globes parties together. On February 2, they were spotted holding hands while leaving Los Angeles' Lago Bar. "Kate is a lot of fun and loves embracing her youthful side," a source exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday. "It's no surprise she likes Pete -- he makes her laugh and she likes that he's younger than her." The comedian and the Serendipity actress have played coy about their connection. Last month, Beckinsale snapped at an Instagram user who asked about Davidson in the comments section of a photo she posted of her mother. "Dear heavens, Kate. Not Pete Davidson," the follower wrote, to which the U.K. native, who was previously linked to 30-year-old comedian Jack Whitehall, quipped back, "No, that's my mother. Easy mistake." The rumored fling comes shortly after the end of the Big Time Adolescence actor's four-month engagement to Ariana Grande. Beckinsale was married to director Len Wiseman from 2004 to 2016. (US Weekly)
This is how much it costs to be Cardi B. Cardi B makes money moves. The "Money" rapper spends about $250,000-$300,000 a month to pay for her extravagant lifestyle as well as take care of her family, she revealed in a Twitter video on Tuesday. "Artists like me, and a lot of rappers that I know, they literally take care of their whole family and that's not tax [deductible] 'cause the IRS don't consider that 'a business,'" the 26-year-old star said. "On top of that, being an artist, looking good for y'all, doing all this extra shit to please y'all, that shit costs money." She added, "Me for example, my bills is like, I would say about $300,000, $250,000, every single month, and I try to put it cheaper and it's just, it's not." Cardi's money talk came after she ranted about internet trolls criticizing celebrities for spending large amounts of money on themselves instead of donating their money for a good cause. "I hate when celebrities do something very extravagant... there's people in the comments going like, 'you could have donated that,' or 'We going backwards. You could have done this and that with your money,' and it's like, who are you to tell people what to do with their hard-working a money?" The hip hop artist explained that 45 percent of her earnings are taken away from her by the IRS which means that "in order to spend $500,000, you got to make at least a million," she said. She also uploaded the rant to Instagram but the post was later deleted. Cardi is known for spending plenty of dough on her loved ones, like the $830 Versace onesie she bought for her daughter Kulture. (PageSix)
Jake Paul wants to fight Soulja Boy for $20 MILLION ... and he's telling TMZ Sports that he'll cough up his own 20 milli to make it happen!!! ICYMI -- the social media superstar and rapper traded jabs in an Instagram Live session last week ... with Soulja offering Paul a HUGE chunk of cash to get him to square up in the ring. Paul tells us this was no publicity stunt -- he really wants a piece of Pretty Boy Swag ... and as for the money, he'll have no problem putting up the $20 milli if Soulja can't swing it. FYI -- you're sitting down, right? -- Paul can put his money where his mouth is. The dude reportedly made $21.5 million in 2018 alone, according to Forbes. Of course, Jake knows his way around the ring ... he easily handled Deji in his first YouTube super fight and called out Chris Brown right after taking him down. Clearly, Jake will happily settle for Soulja Boy. (TMZ)
Red Bull Launches New Peach and Pear Drinks Just in Time for Valentine's Day. Red Bull just made Valentine's Day a bit sweeter. The energy drink label announced on Wednesday, February 6, that it's adding two new beverages to its line of Editions thirst-quenchers, which are flavored versions of its standard caffeinated offerings. The latest additions to the growing Red Bull family are Peach Edition and Pear Edition, the latter of which is sugar-free. Each energy-booster is now available nationwide in 12-ounce, single-serve cans. What's more? These drinks will offer "the wings of Red Bull" with the taste of peach-nectarine and crisp pear, respectively, according to a press release. Talk about a perfect "pearing!" Given that Valentine's Day is around the corner the introduction of these newbies hopes to answer the playful romantic query, "You're a peach, who's your pear?" The Austrian beverage company first debuted Red Bull Editions in 2013 as a drink that stands for "taste and choice." In addition to the new peach variety, the Editions line also includes The Red Bull Red (cranberry), Blue (blueberry), Yellow (tropical), Orange (tangerine), Green (kiwi apple) and Coconut (coconut and berry.) As far as sugar-free offerings go, the pear-flavored drink is now in good company with Red Bull Lime Edition Sugar-Free and Red Bull Purple Edition Sugar-Free. While Red Bull has been around since 1984, the energy drink is as popular as ever. Per the press release, it is now sold in 170 countries worldwide and more than six billion cans were consumed last year. Believe it or not, two billion of those were sipped in the United States alone. However, if you're looking for a new food offering that won't quite jolt you awake the way a can of Red Bull might, give Post's Sour Patch Kids cereal a shot. The breakfast food, which first hit supermarket shelves last month, features whimsical kid"-shaped pieces with a sour coating and a sweet finish, reminiscent of the candy itself. In fact, consumers who have tasted the cereal say it boasts the same sweet and sour flavor as the popular snack. (UsMagazine)