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Published:Tuesday | May 20, 2014 | 12:00 AM

 

Ray J makes sex tape profits into gift

Ray J has given Kim Kardashian his share of the 2014 profits from their sex tape as a wedding gift.

The 33-year-old singer has offered his former girlfriend and her fiance, Kanye West, a cheque for almost US$47,000, which is the amount of money he made from the X-rated Kim Kardashian Superstar video, (filmed when they were dating in 2007) between January and April this year.

According to gossip website TMZ, Ray picked up US$6135.60 in January, a staggering US$20,097.31 in February, US$9,674.76 in March, and US$10,931.52 in April, and under the deal signed with Vivid Entertainment, who say the tape has made an estimated $50 million to date. Kim is entitled to royalties, at least the same as her former lover.

It is unclear whether Kim, who has 10-month-old daughter, North, with Kanye, will accept the gift, but if she doesn't, the singer has pledged to donate it to her favourite charity.

Jagger turns great-grandfather

Sir Mick Jagger has become a great-grandfather for the first time.

The 70-year-old Rolling Stones rocker's granddaughter, Assisi Jackson and her boyfriend Alex Key, welcomed a daughter into the world over the weekend, HELLO! reports.

The new arrival, whose name has not yet been announced, is the first grandchild for Assisi's mother Jade, 42, who is due to give birth to a baby boy next month.

Assisi, 21, previously admitted her grandfather was delighted she was expecting a baby.

Ant & Dec dominate British Academy Awards

Ant & Dec were the big winners at British Academy Television Awards on Sunday night.

The comedy duo's ITV series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway won Best Entertainment Programme, and they also took home the Best Entertainment Performance award.

Speaking about their latest victories, Dec told BANG Showbiz: "I'm not sure it means more [because it's voted by peers]. It means something in a different way. People in the industry have realised the effort that goes into the show."

ITV crime drama Broadchurch was named Best Drama Series, while its star Olivia Colman, who won two awards at last year's ceremony, picked up the prestigious Leading Actress trophy at the ceremony, hosted by Graham Norton, at London's Royal Festival Hall.

Michael Jackson's hologram brings tears

Michael Jackson's brother cried as he watched his hologram performance.

Jackie Jackson thinks choreographers Rich and Tone Talauega did an "amazing" job in making the virtual likeness of the late star, who died of acute propofol intoxication in June 2009, so convincing as he performed to Slave to Rhythm at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards.

Jackie told Billboard: "When he started walking and dancing, I was teary-eyed.

"It's hard to please Michael's fans and Michael ... I'm telling you it's amazing."

There had been a huge demand for a hologram performance from Michael, and John Branca, the executor of the late star's estate, felt the music awards show was the perfect setting.

Despite the performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas being the first public airing of Slave to Rhythm, it may not be the next single from Michael's posthumous album Xscape.

Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid said: "It's certainly one of the songs [being considered].

"We pick the first single; fans pick the second."

Robin Thicke won't quit

Robin Thicke made a public appeal to win back Paula Patton at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.

The 37-year-old singer debuted a new song, Get Her Back, at the star-studded ceremony, and he not only seemed to dedicate the track to his estranged spouse - who he split from in February after nine years of marriage - but the lyrics appeared to be an apology for his past behaviour.

He told the audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada: "All right, you got to help me try to get her back now."

He then appeared tearful as he sang lines such as: "I never should have raised my voice or made you feel so small.

"I should have kissed you longer, I should have held you stronger. I'll wait for forever for you to love me again."

Towards the end of the performance, he asked the crowd to put their hands together, fell to his knees and sang: "I gotta get her, I gotta get a girl tonight."

Earlier in the evening, the 37-year-old star - who has four-year-old son Julian with the actress - thanked "my wife" as he picked up the award for Top R&B song for his track Blurred Lines.