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Got the itch for some old school hip-hop vibes? Ya better be rich 'cause that's what it'll take to land this Vibe poster ... signed by The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy on the night Biggie was tragically gunned down. The folks over at Moments in Time are brokering the sale of this 2-foot by 3-foot poster of the iconic September 1996 Vibe magazine cover ... featuring Biggie and Puffy. It was signed at an industry party hosted by Quincy Jones' Vibe magazine on March 8, 1997, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. We're told a record executive brought the poster with him that night and had Biggie and Puffy sign it. But, just hours later -- after the party was shut down at 12:35 AM by fire marshals citing overcrowding -- Biggie was shot 4 times in a drive-by while at a red light on Fairfax and Wilshire Blvds. He was pronounced dead at 1:15 A.M. Fast-forward to the present ... the son of the record executive is unloading the poster and the asking price is a cool $54k. The memorabilia also includes Biggie's itinerary for his west coast trip as well as the party's invitation. Calling all true players ... (TMZ)
Alex Rodriguez Reveals the "Passion and Love" Jennifer Lopez Put Into Super Bowl Performance. No one is more proud of Jennifer Lopez's halftime show than Alex Rodriguez. In an exclusive interview with E! News, taped ahead of the big show in collaboration with Hard Rock, the singer's boyfriend praises her for all the hard work she's put into preparing for the epic performance. "She is really the hardest working human being I've ever met and she does everything with so much passion and love," he told E! News' Justin Sylvester. "I still feel sometimes that she's still back in the Bronx, that's how much passion and love she has for everything she does." Alex added Jennifer was rehearsing for the Super Bowl show for "months and months and months," and just knew that when all was said and done, "The world is going to say, 'Wow, I wish we had more time with Jennifer Lopez.'" And he isn't wrong! Fans went wild for the energetic, incredible performance from J. Lo and Shakira. While this interview happened ahead of the performance, Alex was sure he'd be "very proud," not only because of the prestige of the role, but because it's happening in his hometown of Miami. "To come full circle, right here in the 305, in Miami, it's going to be epic," he anticipated. As for how A-Rod and J. Lo have balanced their relationship, their careers and their kids, he makes it seem rather simple: the two are "considerate" of each other. "Everything revolves around our kids and I always say, 'Where there's a will, there's a way," he shared. Now that this is all over, there will likely be plenty more projects coming down the line for both, including their wedding! It's safe to say the 2020 Super Bowl was the perfect way to kick off what's sure to be a jam-packed year. (Eonline)
Tom Brady's cryptic photo at the stadium was cleared during the Super Bowl -- he's getting paid by Hulu, and probably not retiring from the NFL ... the latter, we already sorta knew. TB12 was the star of a new Hulu commercial that was a red herring for his future in the NFL. He plugged the hell out of the streaming service, but ended the ad with a pretty declarative statement ... "I'm not going anywhere," which could be interpreted a couple ways. So yeah, all that in/out of the tunnel intrigue he sparked turned out to be nothing more than promoting Hulu ... and, at the very least, he'll likely play again next year. That's not really news though -- tons of folks, including NFL insiders and reporters, suspected he wouldn't hang it up this year. The question now ... where's he gonna play??? The Hulu ad didn't offer much in terms of an answer, and Tom himself was pretty tight-lipped about the subject when we ran into him heading into Hard Rock Stadium Sunday. He was gracious with us, saying he just wanted to watch football today. So be it, G.O.A.T. Of course, the guy's got options. Reports surfaced this weekend that the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders would be in the hunt for Tommy if he became a free agent. Hmmmm ... decisions, decisions. (Eonline)
"For damn sure I'm getting back on that field!" Dez Bryant is GUARANTEEING he ain't done in the NFL yet ... telling TMZ Sports he's working like a mad man to return to the league next season. ... and the former All-Pro wide receiver says a reunion with his ex-Dallas Cowboys squad is the goal!! "[The Cowboys] are my first choice," Dez told us outside of TAO in L.A. on Sunday night. "If the opportunity is there, I'mma take it!" Bryant is clearly serious about this all ... the 31-year-old has been posting his recent workouts on social media -- and he's looking pretty good for a guy who hasn't played a pro down since 2017. Remember, Dez had a shot to play for the Saints in 2018 ... but he tore his Achilles in a practice with the squad just hours after signing with them. Bryant also said he battled anxiety and depression after the injury ... but now, the former NFL superstar clearly feels he's ready for a return. "You know I gotta stay ready, man," Dez told us. "I gotta stay ready." Dez also spoke with us about Antonio Brown's recent troubles ... and says he's going to support AB no matter what. And, bonus for all you degenerates out there ... Dez also gave us his prediction for the Super Bowl!!! (TMZ)
Beyonce, Jay-Z and their kid, Blue Ivy, chose not to stand up for the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIV ... even with Jay being a big partner of the league now. The Carters were sitting together a few rows back from the field, and they clearly didn't make an effort to get up during Demi Lovato's performance. A guy who appears to be a bodyguard of theirs was standing though, as was pretty much everyone else around them. DJ Khaled came by afterward and said hi to the fam ... then dabbed up the security guard. Everyone seemed to be in a pretty good mood, despite the apparent statement just made. It's interesting, of course, because Jay has teamed up with the NFL to shine a light on police brutality, the criminal justice system and other causes important to him and the black community. He's also heading up their entertainment arm these days for more diversity. And, just on Saturday, he doubled down on his efforts with the NFL ... insisting he hadn't betrayed Colin Kaepernick and was getting to the same destination on a different route. Looks like they're more on the same page than some might've thought. (TMZ)