Travis Kelce’s Big Hollywood Plans

Malia Obama unveils stage name… Lil Jon reveals meditation album… Zoe Gregory’s claim… Beyonce’s new single… and Travis Kelce’s big Hollywood plans

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Sometimes, kids of famous people don’t want to use their parents’ last names so they can prove to the world — and themselves — that they can succeed on their own terms. For instance, when Rob Schneider’s daughter Tanner decided to pursue a music career, she decided to go by her middle name, Elle, and her mom’s maiden name, King. Jon Voight’s daughter — Angelina Jolie — simply dropped her dad’s last name. And even though Francis Ford Coppola’s nephew started his career under his real name, Nicolas got tired of people teasing him over it, so he adopted the last name of Cage. But on the flip side, Scott Reeves’ mom gave him HER last name when he was born, but when Scott wasn’t landing any big roles, he decided to take on his dad’s last name, Eastwood. Now another famous offspring is hoping to build her career in Hollywood without carrying the weight of her parents’ last name. Professionally, Malia dropped Obama and went by Malia Ann for her newest film project, a short film she wrote and directed called The Heart, which recently debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sometimes artists like to shake things up a lil’ bit. In fact, Lil Jon just dropped a guided meditation album called Total Meditation, featuring 11 tracks that guide you through meditative practice and mindfulness. Lil Jon told Rolling Stone that he discovered guided meditation about 3 years ago, right about the time his AARP card showed up in the mail and his marriage started falling apart. Lil Jon said, “Going through that and all of the emotions of the divorce—anger and frustration and all of the ups and downs — I found meditation to calm me and to bring me more at peace; to look at life and situations in a different manner. I really got into meditating and saying my affirmations every day and also into manifestation. All of that tied together.” Meantime, Beyoncé’s lil’ sister Solange has been writing TUBA music. That’s not an acronym for a music genre, she’s literally writing music for that enormous wind instrument. Why the tuba? Solange says, “It sounds like what the gut feels like to me. There’s a way that it takes up space that you can’t deny, and it also just feels very Black to me.” Right now, Solange says she’s trying to talk herself into releasing her tuba album, but says, “I can only imagine the eye rolls from people…..”

Why now? Former Playboy model Zoe Gregory told the Daily Mail that she hooked up with Justin Timberlake…..about 20 years ago! Zoe said it happened during a party at the Playboy mansion, and she admits she was the one who hit on him. Zoe said Justin initially refused her advances because he was dating Cameron Diaz at the time. But a persistent Zoe cooed, “Cameron isn’t with you now….” Zoe said Justin “didn’t want to look like a wimp,” so he stripped down to his short and she stripped down to her birthday suit and they “had a fondle” and “made out” in the infamous grotto.

Beyoncé’s new single Texas Hold ‘Em debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and — in a history making moment — debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Beyoncé is now the first Black female artist to reach the top spot on the Hot Country Songs chart! And she’s also the first woman to top both the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts since the lists began back in 1958. Beyoncé’s new album Act II comes out March 29. While she’s excited about her new music, Beyoncé is equally as excited about the launch of her new haircare line Cécred, which is now available to shop online. The name is a play on the word “sacred,” replacing the first two letters with the last two letters of her first name. To celebrate the product launch, Beyoncé also announced the launch of a $500K cosmetology school scholarship fund through her BeyGOOD charity. On the charity’s website, it states, “Hairstylists have an immense impact on the people in their chairs. They create a sacred space where we can show up how we want and express ourselves through our hair…Fostering talent, promoting professionalism, and supporting entrepreneurship within the hair industry is deeply important to us…An annual $500,000 will fund cosmetology school scholarships and salon business grants across five cities chosen for their large, diverse community of hair stylists: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New Jersey.”

When will Travis Kelce join Taylor Swift on tour? His dad Ed told the Sydney Herald Square, “He said he’d really like to see Sydney and Singapore, but he wasn’t sure because he has commitments.” Was one of those commitments to play golf? Because that’s what Travis was doing in Vegas yesterday. But as we know, a lot of big business is conducted on the golf course…or maybe he was hired to promote the golf course. Either way, Travis better be hopping on a plane real soon because after her final show in Sydney on Monday, Taylor is off to Singapore. Meantime, Travis is taking advantage of all his opportunities. First up, he’s taking a stab at producing movies. He’s one of the producers of the fictional dark comedy My Dead Friend Zoe, which makes its debut at SXSW on March 9. Next his producing King Pleasure, a documentary about artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, a wildly successful artist in the 80s who tragically died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. Reportedly, Travis has also taken meetings with several filmmakers, including White Lotus producer David Bernad, about a reality TV project he hopes to produce and star in. And in addition to that project, The Wrap reports that Travis and his management team are considering possible movie roles, comedy opportunities and product endorsements. But don’t worry, Chiefs fans. You’re not losing Travis to Hollywood….at least not yet. He’s already indicated that he’s coming back next season, hoping for a Super Bowl championship three-peat.


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