Finally Friday. It was a wild week and we’re finally at the finish line, starting with Jay-Z heating up his Magna Carta Holy Grail promo with a new add. Speaking of newness, it seems LeBron James might have some new friends after winning another NBA Finals. With basketball still on your mind, is Kate Upton dating a Los Angeles Clippers star? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. The Carta
Before you know it, Independence Day will be here in no time and thus, a brand-new Jay-Z album will have been delivered. If the first promotion wasn’t enough to get you excited, considering how many music legends were featured in it, then the latest promo add should be a bit more enticing. Complex has the clip:
Wearing a sweatshirt that reads “Go Home!”, Jay-Z goes back and forth with Timbaland in the music process for this latest Samsung spot, “4 More.” The title refers to Jay telling Timbo “We should make like four more this week since we got time.”If these few sound clips of the before are any indication of the after, Jay’s upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail (to be released July 4th) should be monstrous enough to warrant its novel approach to distribution. (Complex)
With Timbaland involved in anything Jay-Z does, it’s bound to be memorable. Any chance more of these clips will premiere before the big unveil in a couple weeks? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Voice Mails Of A Champion
LeBron James has done the unthinkable twice and if he ever needed to be reminded of how great he is, there’s actual audio from everyone you could think of: Spike Lee, Bill Russell Drake, Dr. Dre and even Coach K from Duke congratulating him on such a big accomplishment. Dime Mag is all over this:
LeBron James corporate partners were on their game and ready to go if and when their guy emerged victorious from Game 7. We brought you this solid Samsung spot last night and now we can follow up this morning with Nike’s tribute to James. Check out the cast of characters congratulating LeBron in this video: Dr. Dre, Drake, Spike Lee, Bill Russell, and more. And they’re inviting you to call LeBron as well. (Dime Mag)
Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying how great LeBron James is. He’s made the sport of basketball fun, exciting and must-watch television. He’s due for many more championships. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. Up-ton The Ante
Could Kate Upton have her eyes on NBA superstar Blake Griffin? They both are young and extremely popular in their respective professions. Turns out they happen to be pretty good friends. The New York Post has this covered:
Kate Upton partied with LA Clippers star Blake Griffin Wednesday night, generating buzz they’re dating — but sources tell Page Six that Upton’s actually still smitten with “Dancing With the Stars” hoofer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The Sports Illustrated and Vogue model was seen cozying up to Griffin at Lower East Side hot spot Beauty & Essex before the pair later danced at the Box and Avenue with friends till early yesterday morning. Upton and a pal started their night at Nobu in Tribeca, spies said, before meeting Griffin and his crew. “Blake called Kate and invited her to come by [Beauty & Essex],” a source told us. After dinner, sources say the group headed to the Box, where Upton and Griffin sat close during a burlesque performance. “Kate was whispering in Blake’s ear as they were watching the show,” an onlooker told us. The pulchritudinous pair also danced together. (New York Post)
There’s much more to this story, mostly about Blake and Kate only being friends and how she is really involved with another man. However, you have to wonder if things don’t work out, could Kate and Blake find themselves back in each other’s arms? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.