Exclusive TMZ/Getty Composite Kanye West's appearance at Joel Osteen's megachurch this Sunday is expected to draw overflow crowds ... and the folks at Lakewood Church are scrambling to avoid pandemonium. We've learned the Church has contacted Ticketmaster and will offer tickets Friday for the first 45,000 takers. It will be strictly first come, first served, and the tickets are free. Here's the catch. Tickets will only be available for the evening service, where Kanye and his choir will perform their already iconic Sunday Service. As we've first reported, there's an earlier service at 11 AM, where Ye will walk up to the pulpit and have a 20- to 30-minute conversation with Osteen. The 11 AM service will not be ticketed ... the first 45,000 who arrive get seated. As for what Osteen will talk to Kanye about ... we're told the focus is how Ye found and embraced God. Play video content TMZ.com As for Kanye's Sunday night Sunday Service ... our sources say Osteen's church … [Read more...] about Kanye West’s Sunday Service at Joel Osteen’s Church Requires Tickets
Kanye West got a shoutout from the DGA Theater as The Contenders L.A. got underway Saturday, saluted for providing some of his music for the soundtrack to A24’s awards candidate Waves. “Bless his heart,” actor Sterling K. Brown said of West. “Bless his heart,” echoed co-star Renée Elise Goldsberry. Brown explained that writer-director Trey Edward Shults’ script came with music embedded in it, through links in the text. “As you read the script you could hit a button, listen to a song. So the script had a song track to it,” he commented. “First time I’ve ever encountered that. It was awesome. And almost all of the music that was in the original script made it into the film.” Related Story Showtime Networks Inks Output Film Deal With A24 “Which was a testament to the film that Kanye, for example, gave so much music,” Goldsberry added. “It’s beautiful because we get attached to … [Read more...] about Kanye West Gets Shoutout From Cast Of A24’s ‘Waves’, Lulu Wang On A “Very Personal” ‘The Farewell’ – The Contenders L.A.
Kanye West threw a party in honor of Damon Dash's new movie -- in which Kanye's an executive producer -- and a bunch of celebs were there ... but definitely not Jay-Z. Ye held a private screening for "Honor Up" Friday night in Calabasas and surprised all the guests with some movie merchandise too. We're told Dame was on hand along with Pusha T, Claudia Jordan, Daniel Dneiko, A-Trak, Terrence J and of course, Kim Kardashian. Play video content As you know ... Kanye and Jay haven't spoken in a long time, and Dame and Jay-Z were once biz partners but had a major falling out -- but it looks like it's all good between Kanye and Dash. "Honor Up" gets released next month. … [Read more...] about Kanye West Throws Private Screening for Damon Dash’s Movie ‘Honor Up’
Play video content Breaking News YouTube.com Kanye West and Damon Dash didn't tarnish a Latin singing group's name by promoting murder, violence and drug sales in a movie collaboration ... at least that's what a judge ruled. TMZ broke the story ... West and Dash were sued last year by a member of Loisaidas, a group that's been around since 2008. Member Michael Medina said the rap duo tarnished Loisaidas' brand after they released a movie in 2015 with the exact same name. However, a judge disagreed ... and on Thursday dismissed the suit. The reasoning? ... "Loisaidas," which refers to Manhattan's Lower East Side, is fair game considering that's where the film took place and had nothing to do with the singing group. We think we know what won't be in Medina's Netflix queue. … [Read more...] about Kanye West, Damon Dash — Off The Hook In ‘Loisaidas’ Movie Lawsuit
EXCLUSIVE A member of a Latin musical group claims Kanye West and Damon Dash shamelessly ripped him off by stealing the group's name and tarnishing it to boot, and now he's taking them to court. "Loisaidas" is a Latin musical duo that's been kicking around NYC since 2008. "Loisaidas" -- a slang term for the Lower East Side -- is also the name of a new movie executive produced by Kanye and Damon. Kanye and Damon just recently reunited after their days together at the old Roc-A-Fella Records, and they decided to collaborate on the movie. "Loisaidas" singer Michael Medina believes the movie tarnishes his brand because it promotes murder, violence, and drug sales. Medina wants a judge to halt the project and sock them with damages. … [Read more...] about Kanye West, Damon Dash Sued Over ‘Loisaidas’ Film