(Yahoo!) - Jay Z's Los Angeles stop for his Magna Carta World Tour attracted Hollywood heavyweights Monday night.
New parents, fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa and his wife, model Amber Rose, showed their support. Beyoncé's Destiny's Child sister Kelly Rowland arrived with Tim Witherspoon, her manager and newly announced fiancé.
"Twilight" star Taylor Lautner and "50/50" actress Marie Avgeropoulos attended as well as Nicki Minaj, Paris Hilton and Khole Kardashian.
During Jay Z's concert at the Staples Center, he dedicated his song "Young Forever" to Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid activist who succumbed to a lung infection Wednesday.
"We want to dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela," Jay Z said as images of the iconic leader were projected on a video screen. "Great man. Spent 27 years in prison. Came out to be president. All dreams are possible. Tonight I'm living my dream in front of y'all. So anybody out there got a dream y'all chase that maf—ker down as far as you can. Let that great man stand as an example of what you can do."
Last week, Beyoncé posted on her Instagram page a photo of herself, Jay Z, Mandela and his widow Graça Machel.
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President Obama joined in on a selfie at the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
Obama leaned in with British Prime Minister David Cameron, as Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt snapped a picture of the three world leaders smiling while tens of thousands of mourners and other dignitaries paid their respects in Johannesburg to Mandela, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.
First Lady Michelle Obama can be seen in the photo (far right) observing the solemnity of the occasion.
Suffice to say, a number of people have taken issue with Obama and the two other politicians for grinning and posing for a selfie during the somber service.
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(Yahoo!) - Kim Kardashian is not lacking in self-esteem.
The reality TV star compared herself to late screen icon Elizabeth Taylor on Monday, posting a selfie recreating one of the violet-eyed Academy Award winner's memorable photos.
In the black and white pic, which was shot from the eyes up, Kim appears freshly showered — though with lots of makeup. Her hair is wrapped in a towel and she has one hand on her head, displaying her gigantic diamond engagement ring from Kanye West. However, we must point out that in the original photo, Taylor, who loved her diamonds, was sporting a 33-carat bauble, a gift from Richard Burton, which actually makes Kim's 15-carat rock appear small in comparison.
"My idol," Kim captioned the photo with a diamond ring emoticon next to it.
The 33-year-old has long admired the acting legend. In Feb. 2011, the women interviewed one another for a feature in Harper's Bazaar. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star joked that she was "six husbands and some big jewels behind" Taylor, though she's made some strides in catching up, having been married once (to Kris Humphries) and engaged (to West) since.
When Taylor passed soon after, in March 2011, Kim said their meeting was one of "the greatest highlights" of her life. "I never felt so lucky and fortunate; it was truly the greatest honor and dream of mine to [meet] the iconic 'Elizabeth Taylor' for one day!"
Later that year, in Dec. 2011, Kim dropped $65,000 for a diamond bracelet that once was on La Liz's wrist and later auctioned by Taylor's estate.
While Kim's idol is Taylor, West compared her to another iconic star last month — Marilyn Monroe.
In a rambling interview with Power 105.1, he thanked the paparazzi "because they empower us over, ya know? They are empowering us over Vanity Fair that want to say that Kate Upton is Marilyn Monroe. Kate Upton ain’t Marilyn Monroe," he said referring to the magazine's October cover model. "Kim is Marilyn Monroe, you know that. She was controversial. She [is] controversial."
Liz, Marilyn, or ... neither: Who do you think Kim is more like?