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11 December 2013 Written by  Chelsea Lenora White

President Obama Honors Nelson Mandela at Memorial Service and more in This Week's Entertainment

Nelson Mandela Barack Obama

President Barack Obama honored Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday. He praised Mandela’s role in changing his country and the world and also credited him as the inspiration behind his becoming the first black president of the United States. Obama told the rain-soaked crowd: “To the people of South Africa - people of every race and walk of life - the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and hope found expression in his life, and your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy.” 

Obama continued his powerful speech by calling Mandela “the last great liberator of the 20th century” and compared him to leaders who came earlier in the century: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

Eva Marcille Kevin McCall baby shower

Eva Marcille and Kevin McCall recently shared photos from their baby shower and the beautiful couple also revealed their daughter’s name! With gorgeous actress and model Eva Marcille and handsome singer-songwriter Kevin McCall as her parents, baby Marley is sure to be adorable to say the least!

Kanye West concert mask

 Kanye West is at it again! During his concert in San Antonio, a woman concertgoer kept urging Kanye to remove his Maison Martin Margiela mask and he stopped and pointed over his shoulder for the woman to be removed from the concert. Then he said: “Do I look like a motherf*****g comedian? Don’t f*****g heckle me. I’m Kanye motherf*****g West!”

The video was caught by a nearby fan.

Evelyn Lozada pregnant leopard dress 

Evelyn Lozada posted new photos of her baby bump and she is glowing! Last week, we reported that the Basketball Wives star and ex-wife of Chad Johnson was six months pregnant, but had not yet revealed the identity of her child’s father. Well recently, Ms. Lozada sat down for an interview with OMG! Insider and revealed that her baby’s daddy is 32-year-old LA Dodgers player Carl Crawford. She also confirmed that her due date is March 2014, and when asked if there were wedding bells in the future, she did not rule it out by saying: “I definitely would get married again. I still believe in love... I’m not one of those people that’s like, ‘We need to get engaged, we need to get married.’ No, absolutely not. I feel like that’s going to come, just like with the baby, let it come. I’m not forcing anything, so if it happens, it happens.”

And it seems like Evelyn has struck gold! Carl plays for the LA Dodgers under an $82.5 million contract and will reportedly earn $20.25 million in 2014. Although I must admit my confusion about the “planned” pregnancy and the easygoing marriage is “just going to come” attitude, pregnancy seems to agree with Ev. She looks great! Congratulations to the two.

Kerry Washington scandal sad face

I’m sure that everyone’s gotten word that this season of “Scandal” has been reduced to 18 episodes and some (most) people are extremely upset about it. The reason behind the decision is reportedly because Kerry Washington can no longer conceal her pregnancy while filming and her character, Olivia Pope is not pregnant. Many have criticized Kerry by saying that she’s being “narcissistic” and going out of her way to hide a pregnancy by not acknowledging it. But we all know that the real reason behind people’s anger is because their “Scandal” lives are being cut short. To those people who have criticized and compared Kerry to other actresses and entertainers who continue to work during their pregnancies, have several seats. The season will still be amazing and think of it as getting a couple of more amazing, juicy, drama-packed episodes rather than being shorted because of Kerry’s pregnancy. Try to look at your glass as half full, people!

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