R Kelly’s son Jay: Girl comes out as transgender online, transition to proud boy

R. Kelly’s son, Jay, has come out publicly online to tell the world that he is transgender (and proud of it) this week. The 13-year-old teen made the major announcement regarding his sexuality on a social media site known as Ask.fm after being asked by a number of genuinely querying fans about the issue. NewsOxy shares this Wednesday, June 11, 2014, that Jay is proud of himself for sharing his coming out story with others, and he is reportedly ready to continue making that new transition from being a natural-born girl — the daughter of rapper R. Kelly, no less — to a full-fledged boy.

It may have been rumored in the past by quite a few followers of Jay Kelly, the son of R. Kelly, but the 13-year-old teen confirmed irrevocably this June 11 that he does indeed identify as a male, and considers himself a transgender boy. Jay was in fact born as a female, Jaya, the daughter of TV star Drea Kelly and singer-musician R. Kelly. Now, Jay wants to discuss his identity out in the open, and put to rest any lingering rumors about his sexuality.

“I believe that I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me who I was supposed to be,” Jay said in regards to being transgender on the Ask.fm social media venue.

Over 13 years ago in late June of 2001, R. Kelly and Drea Kelly (who is now his ex) had a baby girl together, fondly named Jaya. Yet as Jaya grew older, the celebrity daughter felt that she wasn’t comfortable being in the identity of a girl, and soon began to consider herself a “he.” Now this June 2014 (only a few weeks before Jay’s birthday), Jaya has become “Jay,” who is proud to announce that he accepts himself as a transgender teen boy. The transition may not have been (or will be) an easy or quickly understood process, but R. Kelly’s son seems ready and willing.

Hollywood Life reveals this afternoon that confirmation of this announcement was made on Ask.fm, a unique social media forum that enables any users to make a special profile. From that profile, people from anywhere around the world can ask them private questions, including anonymous ones, and the profile creators can then answer which questions they choose. One recurring question, Jay said, was about his sexuality, and he finally acknowledged today the truth of him being transgender.

Equally important, fortunately, is that R. Kelly’s son Jay has added that his family is in support of his decision. While this transition from girl to boy is difficult enough as it is, it must be an overwhelmingly stressful ordeal to tackle this discovery of gender identity alone. Yet Jay won’t have to do that, as he said that his mom (as well as his siblings) have been proud and understanding of his confession, overall.

“[My mom] was like, ‘Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, [lesbian], you name it and I would still love you so much,” wrote Jay of his mom’s supportive words.

Jay added to his eager listeners that at only age 13, he has not undergone any actual surgery quite yet. However, he already feels better now that his family is using male pronouns to refer to him, and R. Kelly’s son has begun binding his breasts to keep this female physical feature under wraps. He also is ready to start getting hormonal treatment and potential gender surgery at age 16 in order to become the man he wants to be.

It has not been verified at this time whether Jay’s father, R. Kelly, knows of this life-altering change. Congratulations on coming out and your bravery in providing inspiration to other transgender teens, Jay! Hopefully you will continue to serve as a role model for others struggling with a similar situation.

Porsha Williams ready to date again: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ news

Porsha Williams seems ready to start dating seriously again, and she is using an online profile to find a match. Wetpaint reports on Wednesday that the housewife is ready to move past her marriage. Williams hopes online dating will help her meet a new man and forget Kordell Stewart.

Williams may still be incorrectly called Porsha Stewart by some fans, but the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star does not want to be linked to her ex-husband at this point. She has been discussing some of her online dating strategies and has been preparing for a new relationship. Williams’ future on the reality program remains uncertain, but she is not letting this slow down her dating life.

Rumors about the upcoming season of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” have already started, and NeNe Leakes claims that the show is not getting rid of any of its regular cast members. This means Williams could return, and fans may get more insight into her dating life. She may add extra drama to the reality program with her online profiles and search for a new man.

Williams is not letting her feud with Kenya Moore have an impact on her relationships, so she is ignoring the past season and the reunions. Although the housewife has made claims about enjoying the single life, she has been linked to several people in the past. Some fans believed the rumors that she was secretly dating Chad Ochocinco or Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, but Williams denied them.

Williams has indicated she has no problems dating men who are younger than her or not in the entertainment industry. She talked about an unidentified boyfriend several weeks ago, but she appears to be single again. The housewife is allegedly considering the possibility of joining “Millionaire Matchmaker” to find a new love interest.

William Eubank discusses his latest sci-fi film ‘The Signal’

Imagine waking up in an unknown place, where things appear to be one thing but aren’t, and you’re left with the painstakingly daunting task of trying to get home – but continuously run into dead ends. That’s a pretty basic explanation of the premise of the new sci-fi thriller “The Signal” which opens Friday, June 13, but fortunately it is one of those films where the less you the know the better. In Philadelphia to promote the film, director William Eubank (“Love”) sat down to discuss and give some insight into the making of and the casting decisions behind it.

When asked if he had Laurence Fishburne in mind to play the character Damon when he conceived the film, Eubank shared, “You know, he was always like a powerful person. I usually think of characters from particular movies when I’m doing a movie. When I was conceiving (“The Signal” with co-writers Carlyle Eubanks, David Frigerio), I always envisioned Damon as Anton Chigurh from “No Country For Old Men.” Just in terms of his power and presence. And so when it comes time to cast, you’re like who can bring that gravity and weight. And I never would have thought I would have got Laurence Fishburne! He enjoyed reading the script, came on board and we were really fortunate to have him.”

In discussing why he chose to present the lead character Nic as having a physical illness, Eubank stated “It’s not meant to be the focus, just more of a background. Part of the reason I open the movie the way I do (a scene that displays a physical challenge) is because I want people to realize that’s not really what defines him as a person. His disability isn’t him. It might be something that hides in the back of his mind at times, and compels him to act in certain ways or say certain things, but he knows he’s not defined by it.”

The director also shared that he intentionally made a movie that the audience would question if it was an origin story, and wanted to do a movie that took the Area 51 mythology and flipped it. And he has certainly achieved just that with “The Signal,” because this film is an enigma and the audience will leave the theater with plenty of questions and theories. But they won’t be able to find those answers in the trailer, which was nominated for a “Golden Trailer Award” – one that Eubank is extremely proud of as an admitted “lover” of trailers and as a director who was hands on with creating it.

Eubank is also a self-described “Twilight Zone” fan, and fans of that show may be able to draw parallels to “The Signal.” Eubanks favorite episode is “Stopover in a Quiet Town,” in which a husband and wife wake up in a strange place, where things aren’t as they appear to be, and keep running into dead ends trying to make their way home. Sound familiar?

Blake Lively’s makeup free outing causes a stir with fans

Blake Lively went makeup free during an outing over the weekend. The outing is getting the former star of “Gossip Girl” some attention. Lively was seen at the airport in New York City on Saturday, and she was definitely trying to keep a low profile. The Christian Post shared the details about Blake’s au natural outing on June 10.

It is not known where the actress was headed on Saturday when she spotted at the airport. She was without Ryan Reynolds for the trip though. The actress was spotted wearing a “skater shoes, skinny jeans, and a leather jacket worn over several layers and paired with a green scarf.” The actress wore a black felt hat on her head, and it was pulled down. Even with the efforts made by the actress to hide in public, she was spotted, and her fresh faced looked had fans surprised.

Blake is an actress known for her style and beauty tips. She is rarely seen out without makeup, so this outing definitely earned her some attention on Saturday. Lively has been known to share her beauty and fashion tips to magazines. She spoke about her passion for fashion in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar last year.

Lively spoke about her love to experiment with her makeup choices, especially around the holidays. She said the following to the magazine: “I think there’s something about the holidays, they’re so festive, that allows you to really play and be much more experimental. I wear a lot more glitter around the holidays so I’m always wearing different glitter nail polish or fun metallic eye shadow.”

Celeb Buzz did share some photos of the actress at JFK International Airport as well. Her look is shown up close, and it is clear this young actress looks great with or without makeup. The 26-year-old Lively is married to Ryan Reynolds. The couple married in 2012. Reynolds was previously married to Scarlett Johansson.

Since the end of “Gossip Girl” on CW, Lively has kept quiet on the movie and television front. Her last film was “Savages.” That film co-starred Taylor Kitsch, and it was released 2012. Lively does another film in the works though. “The Age of Adaline” started production in March, and it wrapped production last month. Harrison Ford co-stars with Lively in the romantic drama. Ellen Burstyn also stars in the film. The plot of the film involves a “woman who stops aging after an accident and then meets the man of her dreams after years of solitude.”

Since production on her film wrapped, she has attended several events in New York City, and she definitely dressed up for these events. She was solo for these events as well. Her husband is filming his next project in the UK at the moment. The couple did manage to sneak some time together at the Cannes Film Festival, according to Mail Online.

Tracy Morgan undergoes surgery to repair broken leg

Commedian Tracy Morgan who was involved in a traffic accident underwent surgery to repair his leg on June 8, 2014 at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. The crash broke Tracy’s nose, leg, femur and several ribs ABC News reports.

Spokesman and publicist, Lewis Kay said in statement, “We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks. His family is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”

The update on Tracy, according to Lewis Kay, is, “He has been more responsive, which is an incredibly encouraging sign.”

The accident happened Saturday morning around 1 a.m. when a tractor trailer slammed into the limo bus that Tracy and six others traveled in. Tracy, fellow passengers Jeffrey Millea, Ardie Fuqua Jr. are listed in critical condition. Harris Stanton was treated and released. James McNair, also known as Jimmy Mack, from Peeksville, New York passed away in the crash.

The limo driver, Tyrone Gale, told ABC News that after the vehicle turned over, he was disoriented at first. He said, “I climbed around and heard Tracy screaming for help. I climbed up on the body of the limo bus … but I couldn’t reach them.”

The truck driver, Kevin Roper allegedly failed to notice that the traffic had slowed down until it was too late. he swerved to avoid other vehicles, but slammed into Tracy’s limo bus instead. The incident caused six vehicle collision, but only the members in Tracy’s limo were injured.

Kevin is a driver for Wal-Mart. According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, he turned himself in to the state police and was later released on $50,000 bond. A court hearing is set for Monday.

Spokesman David Tovar, a Wal-Mart spokesman, reports that Kevin is on Administrative leave from his Wal-mart truck driving job.

Bill Simon, the president of Wal-Mart issued a statement that if law enforcement finds that his truck is to blame, his company “will take full responsibility.”

Tracy was on his way home from Dover, Delaware after performing at the Dover DownHotel & Casino. Tracy is known for his acting in Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. He starred in two episodes of Animal Planets, “Tanked.” Brett Raymer and Wayde King built Tracy a shark tank and a octopus tank.

Charged in kids with heroin: Man, woman arrested for first grader with heroin

A man and a woman have been charged after a first grade child brought 11 packets of the powerful drug heroin to school. A Philadelphia first grade teacher found one of her students playing with a packet of heroin and then discovered bite marks on one of the envelopes of the two packets that had been opened. This resulted in 20 children going to the hospital, according to MSN News on June 11. It was a harrowing few minutes at the Commodore John Barry Elementary School in the Cobbs Creek section of the city when one of the children complained of a stomach ache after the heroin was discovered. This urgent class trip to the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia ended when the students were checked out and it was found that none of the kids had ingested the drug, which could have killed them. CBS Local News reports that Police were called to the school when the illegal drug was first discovered on the child. Lt. John Walker explained that they had found one of the two envelopes that had been opened with bite marks on the envelope. This indicated to the police that a child used their teeth to open the envelope. When one of the kids complained they felt sick, police weren’t taking any chances. This was why they made the decision that the kids needed to get checked out medically. Needless to say the parents of the other students were shaken after learning that the illegal drug had made its way into a first grade class. Even a small amount of this drug, which is in powder form, could kill an adult, never mind a small child. One of the parents of the kids from the classroom said about the little girl who brought the drugs into school, “Apparently she was playing with the packet and showing it off.” The mother of the child who brought the drugs into school declined to comment to the media. She was taken to the police station to be questioned. Later on in the day she was charged along her boyfriend. Marie Hunter, 32, and 28-year-old Christopher Jenkins were charged with child endangerment and narcotic possession. First grade students are not searched as they enter the school, so that is how the drugs came in undetected on this child. This was a frightening ordeal for the 20 families of the children taken to the hospital after the heroin was discovered in their classroom. This is not the first time a child came to school having this illegal drug with them. Back in March a toddler in a New Jersey Day Care was found to have 50 packets of heroin stuffed into her coat. A daycare worker discovered this when she was helping the child with his jacket. The father of the child was arrested in that incident. You can read more about that incident in the article below in the “Suggested by the Author” section.

Beyonce and Jay Z divorce rumors: Jay Z’s philandering pushes Beyonce away?

Beyonce and Jay Z are surrounded by a whirlwind of divorce rumors, which were reportedly prompted by reports of Jay Z’s cheating with Rita Ora and Rihanna. Are the couple headed for divorce court? There is some evidence that suggests that this could be the case today.

According to The Inquisitr on June 7, the possibility certainly is strengthened by recent incidents like last month’s fight scene in the elevator between Beyonce’s protective sister and Jay Z. Once the fur stopped flying it was revealed that Jay Z’s flirting with Rachel Roy at the Met Gala triggered that fight.

According to Fashion and Style, once Jay Z and Beyonce finish up with their “On the Run” tour, the two are rumored to be headed for divorce. They too cite the allegations of Jay Z hooking up with famous ladies such as Rihanna and Rita Ora as the reason.

Is Jay Z that much of a player to be tied to more than one woman in extramarital affairs? Reports put Beyonce fed up with the cheating and the lies today and it appears she isn’t feeling too alone as Jay Z’s alleged flings take time away from the couple. She allegedly found a fix to her loneliness with a long-time body guard.

It appears that Jay Z isn’t the only one giving out vibes of infidelity these days. Reports suggest that Beyonce’s relationship with her body guard is putting a wedge in between her and Jay Z.

Julius De Boer has been with Beyonce for quite some time and back in February, Jay Z wanted him gone because he suspected a romance blooming between his wife and her protector. Beyonce said “Julius isn’t going anywhere” and that was the end of that, he is still with the singer.

According to the rumors Julius has even stayed in Beyonce’s room. While that does sound a bit scandalous, he certainly wouldn’t be the first bodyguard to stay in a celebrity’s room. When Beyonce is away on tour, especially in another country, it could be that that it gets a bit scary being saturated with fans.

Celebrities have stalkers and fans that push the envelope when it comes to finding ways to get near them. If Beyonce did have her body guard in her room, it could be for a reason along these lines, for nothing more than protection.

Then again there’s always the possibility that they’ve spent so much time together that the two have become close in the romance department. She certainly wouldn’t be the first celebrity who hooked up with their body guard. Even Princess Diana was rumored to have had an affair with a body guard.

The couple’s recent behaviors, like the brawl on the elevator between Solange and Jay Z. Solange was supposedly protecting the honor of her sister as Jay Z played the ladies man at the Met Gala with Roy. Then Beyonce and Jay Z didn’t make it to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding, even though Kanye and Jay Z are best friends.

It was rumored that Jay Z’s flirting with Rachel Roy, who is Kim’s best friend and who was attending the wedding, caused an angry Beyonce to refuse to go to the wedding. These recent incidents have fueled the fire for divorce rumors.

Hugh Jackman gets bald to play Blackbeard, devastates fans

Hugh Jackman’s gorgeous hair has walked the plank. The actor had to shave his mane for a movie role, but fans are not happy that the bald superhero star now looks more like Professor X than Wolverine.

According to a June 11 report by the Irish Examiner, Hugh’s fans were devastated when he unveiled his shiny new dome on Instagram. One upset follower wrote, “Uh excuse me plz tell me this is fake (sic).” Unfortunately for that baldist, Hugh’s lack of hair is the real deal. He let his fans know why he had to let his hair go by writing, “Blackbeard is born. #PAN. (sic).”

Hugh Jackman is set to play the legendary pirate Blackbeard in “Pan,” a movie about the origins of the boy who refused to grow up. This new twist on the fairy tale is set during World War 2. Peter Pan (Levi Miller) is an orphan who gets kidnapped by pirates. he gets whisked away to Neverland, where he’ll face off against Blackbeard. Garrett Hedlund stars as a Hook who is nothing like the Disney movie baddie. Instead of being Blackbeard’s evil equal, Hook starts out as Peter Pan’s pal. Amanda Seyfried plays Mary (her character might be Wendy’s mother), and Rooney Mara is the head-scratching choice for the Tiger Lily role.

We’re used to seeing Blackbeard portrayed as your typical hairy pirate. Ian McShane rocked a matted mane to play the marauder in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” and Charles Mesure also rocked long locks as Blackbeard in the “Once Upon a Time” TV series. However, it looks like we’re seeing a new pirate hair trend in Hollywood. John Malkovich is currently playing Blackbeard on the NBC TV series “Crossbones,” and he’s also sporting a bald head (he and Hugh Jackman should really consider getting together to swap swashbuckling stories, and Malkovich should convince him to try that crazy corsair headache cure that involves pushing needles into the skull).

The bald look makes sense for a pirate if you stop and think about it. They spent weeks at a time on ships without access to bathtubs, and there’s no telling what kind of pests infested their vessels. Hugh Jackman and John Malkovich are probably just trying to avoid getting fleas, ticks, and lice. Are you a fan of the bald pirate look, or do miss Johnny Depp’s mangy, mangled mane?

Jennifer Lopez pulls out of opening ceremony at World Cup

Jennifer Lopez has decided to pull out of the World Cup opening ceremony leaving them to figure out what to do just four days before the big event. On Sunday, Yahoo shared how she actually recorded the official song for the World Cup. She was supposed to perform “We Are One,” with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte but now she is saying she won’t do it. This all comes right after her big split with boyfriend Casper Smart.

So far everyone else will still be there to perform but this “American Idol” judge is not going. There is no reason out yet of why she won’t attend the event either. You have to easily assume it is because of personal reasons.

The show must go on but they have not said how they will perform “We Are One” without her. Pittbull still has big plans to make it to his performance. They have performed it without her before so they will make it work.

The Waterfront Buffet at Harrah’s offering very special Father’s Day menu

If you want to treat the special man in your life to a very special meal on Father’s Day but you’re not quite sure what he really likes, take him to the Waterfront Buffet at Hararh’s. Whatever your special guy loves to eat is sure to be there!

The Waterfront Buffet is the top buffet in any casino in Atlantic City. The scenery is lovely with the palms of the hotel pool right next door. The décor is open and airy and there is plenty of seating. Service is superb. But what’s a buffet without great food and a lot of it, right?

The Waterfront Buffet normally serves up anything you could ever want, whether it be for brunch or dinner. But for Father’s Day, there will be a very special dinner menu served from 4 to 9 p.m. Here’s a very small sampling.

At the Carving Station

Garlic Herb Crusted Turkey Breast
Pecan Crusted Rack of Pork
Steakhouse Slow Roasted BBQ Beef

At the American Station

New York Strip Steak grilled to order
Killer BBQ Wings
Fried Chicken

At the Italian Station

Roast Pork Osso Buco
Mussels in Garlic and Basil Pesto
Pasta in Garlic Oil with Spring Vegetables

At the Seafood Station

Pit Grilled Scottish Salmon
Baha Fish or Cajun Shrimp Taco Bar
Clam Bake

At the Asian Station

Chicken Pad Thai
Yang Chow Fried Rice
Maki Rolls

Along with these great dishes will be all the trimmings, both standard sides and the more unusual ones. And if you still have room for dessert, get ready for things like fresh cake donuts and bananas foster, not to mention a selection of yummies from Pastry Chef Supreme Deb Pellegrino.

All you have to do is bring that special man in your life to Harrah’s on Sunday, June 15, from 4 to 9 p.m. If that’s too late, brunch is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $39.99 per person plus tax. And that’s for all you can eat. It’s a buffet!

Happy Father’s Day!