The Daily Buzz For Oct 6

Naomie Harris: Lady In Red For Cosmopolitan UK’s November 2015 Cover
She’s always been easy on the eyes, and Naomie Harris is nothing short of stunning on the front page of the November 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan UK.

The 39-year-old Moneypenny actress is gearing up for the release of “Spectre,” and she's convinced that a Bond girl can indeed also be a feminist.
Naomie explains, “I think you absolutely can now. Sam [Mendes, director] loves strong, multidimensional women; that’s incredibly important to him. Barbara Broccoli [daughter of original Bond producer Albert] is at the helm of the franchise too, and she’s a strong woman who as a big say in how the characters are developed.”

The Atlanta The "Housewives" Party With Cynthia And Her Eyewear Collection
Marlo Hampton, Kandi Burruss, Carmon, newbie Kim Fields and Kenya Moore all celebrated Cynthia's sunglasses line at her trunk show in Atlanta recently.  It was all for customer appreciation for her Cynthia Bailey Eyewear collection.

Before she and her co-stars played models, Cynthia posed it up on the red carpet in a pair of her own shades.
She got her newest co-star Kim Fields in on the fun.
And Kandi Burruss as well.

Carmon and Don Juan came out to support as well.  We see you back there Marlo...
Ms. Hampton is returning to the cast (as a friend to the Housewives) this year to stir up some troube, we're sure.  But we are here for what's in her closet this season..
Kenya Moore arrived to party in a cute look.
And Porsha showed off her curves in this sexy grey dress.
Will you be copping  Cynthia’s Eyewear Collection?

IN EMPIRE NEWS! We Kill 50 Cent’s Empire Rumor Control and Terrence Howard Responds To Wendy Williams Wanting Him FIRED From ‘Empire’

UMMMMM 50 Will you please leave EMPIRE to EMPIRE?
Empire Rumor Control…..Last week there were rumors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard were not getting along on the set of their hit TV series Empire

Nice try 50 Cent.  But the rumors aren't true… Taraji's rep tells Gossip Cop
"Terrence and Taraji are the best of friends and professional colleagues." So there Curtis no worry about POWER!


Terrence Howard Responds To Wendy Williams Wanting Him FIRED From ‘Empire’
Remember when we told you that Wendy Williams BLASTED Terrence Howard and suggested that he be fired from “Empire” for his previous domestic abuse cases?

“Between him allegedly being abusive to women in his personal life, him giving an 18-page nutty interview to Rolling Stone magazine, where he talked about all kinds of nuttiness… And, again, going back to how he allegedly treats women in his life.”
“It [has] usurped his entire situation at ‘Empire,’ and the show could do without Terrence Howard,” Williams said to applause. “I’m sorry. It’s the way I feel.”

Well Terrence is responding to the drama and giving a surprising response to the talk show host.
but then forgave her—-even though she never apologized.

Caitlyn Jenner complains about having to wear makeup
Watching Caitlyn Jenner transition to a woman and learning about being openly trans has been at times like watching a child learn to take its first steps as many of the new things Jenner learned seemed totally new and wondrous for her. And in a new video clip of Jenner and her daughter, Kim Kardashian, fans watch as Jenner has to deal with the daily expectation as a woman to wear makeup.

During a recent livestream for her new website/app, Kim Kardashian shared the camera with Jenner and explained to her fans that she’d be sharing makeup tips, like how to remove your makeup every night before bed.
“I would be very into that, because I do that every night and I don’t think I do it right … now that I am forced into wearing makeup every day,” said Jenner.

However, the video turned awkward when Kardashian replied, “You’re not forced. This … was a choice.”
“Um, I am forced because Kim Kardashian told me I gotta ‘rock it every day.’  If I go out the door and don’t at least look good and presentable, they’re going to use that shot forever,” Jenner responded.

Well, this is definitely one of those times where fans are getting to see that Jenner’s decision to transition was the right choice for her, life as a woman also has its trappings because now Jenner is subject to all of the beauty standards that other women are subject to. In fact, she even points out, she has it even harder than a lot of women because she’s surrounded by a family of women whose careers have been built on their looks.

Yankees' CC Sabathia enters alcohol rehab center, to MISS PLAYOFFS!
CC Sabathia announced on Monday he is entering an alcohol rehabilitation center "to receive the professional care and assistance I need to treat my disease," a surprising development on the eve of the New York Yankees' playoff opener.

Sabathia, 35, was a likely candidate to start an American League Division Series game if the Yankees prevail in their wild card game against Houston on Monday.
Instead, he will attack a personal problem that he only now is revealing to the public.

“I love baseball and I love my teammates like brothers, and I am also fully aware that I am leaving at a time when we should all be coming together for one last push toward the World Series," Sabathia said in a statement released by the Yankees shortly before their workout began Monday.
"It hurts me deeply to do this now, but I owe it to myself and to my family to get myself right. I want to take control of my disease, and I want to be a better man, father and player."
Sabathia's departure leaves Ivan Nova as the lone Yankee starter with playoff experience - Nova started one game in the 2011 Division Series against Detroit. While 2015 was not Sabathia's finest season - he finished 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA - he did pitch 167 innings after injuries limited him to just eight starts and 46 innings in 2014.
"What CC is dealing with is a life issue," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday. "It's bigger than the game tomorrow. (Getting help) is the most important thing right now."

Sabathia etched himself into Yankees lore with his gutsy performance in the 2009 playoffs, winning three of his four starts - all on three days' rest - and earning AL Championship Series MVP honors. The Yankees won the World Series in the first year of his seven-year, $161 million contract.

Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment is attempting to get back into the Music Industry by Partnering With Epic Records.
Sony Music company announced that Sean “Diddy” Combs’ 22-year-old music house Bad Boy Entertainment has teamed with Epic Records, according to Billboard. Reportedly, the partnership will include distribution of two forthcoming Diddy albums. The deal will also provide a home for Bad Boy artists covering customary label services including promotion, marketing, sales and distribution. According to the site, to celebrate the signing, Diddy will perform new music at the upcoming BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.

Ladies and whomever LOL! Here’s Your Nightcap and Morning Joy! Muscles By Drake
Canadian rapper Drake is working out like a madman in the gym. Over the weekend, Drake posted this image for his Instagram followers to drool over.

You’ll also be happy to know that Drake’s music video for his track “Hotline bling” is coming soon.

Offensive or NOT! Who you think is AMERICA’S FIRST FAMILY?
Comso needs their ass kicked for this. Cosmopolitan Magazine stirred up a hornets nest on social media when it called the Kardashians “America’s First Family.” The cover photo of Cosmopolitan’s November 50th Anniversary edition features a “sprawl” of all the Kardashian and Jenner women with a headline, “America’s First Family.” Kris, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, wear white button-up shirts and “sultry glares and lavish smiles” in the photo, while the subtitle promises “16 Pages! Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before” about the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars.

The First Family headline might have been meant as a “teasing” description of the “huge cultural phenomenon” the Kardashian-Jenner clan have become, but plenty of people took the claim very seriously. The headline was taken by some people to be a “deliberate belittling” of the actual First Family, President Obama, First Lady Michelle, and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
“Black-oriented media and websites,” in particular, were outspoken in their disapproval of the tag, but outrage spread well beyond media. Twitter has erupted with hundreds of tweets expressing the dismay of people from many cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Twitter user Kenzie isn’t a fan of the Obamas, but she still says “Shame on Cosmopolitan” for their use of the First Family title for the Kardashian clan.

Twitter user Maria Lia Calvo told Cosmopolitan to delete their magazine.
Eric Wolfson said there’s only one First Family of America, and posted a photo of the Obamas just in case his message wasn’t clear that it’s not the Keeping Up With the Kardashians family.
But USA Today reports that Cosmo suggests it’s not so far fetched to imagine the Kardashians as the real First Family, as well as the pop culture one. An emailed statement quoted by USA Today points out that Kim Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West, is still aiming for the White House as President of the United States. The statement, written by Cosmopolitan spokeswoman Lauren Demitry, assures the reader that Cosmo is “teasing,” before going on to defend the editorial choice.
“We are teasing! Though who knows, if Kanye runs for president then we may be soothsayers. The Kardashians and Jenners have more digital followers than any other family, more than 350 million and counting. They are a huge cultural phenomenon. What we do know is there is nothing like the cover of a magazine to provoke a national conversation.”

That’s something to think about!

New Video: D∆WN's "Billie Jean x Dance
Prolific artist and trendsetter D∆WN is back at it with another eye-popping visual. This time, she's linked up with director/producer Monty Marsh and the Guerilla Filmworx team for the stunning double featurette “Billie Jean x Dance.”

Much like “Titans x James Dean” (her previous effort) it's two videos for the price of one...and we're here for it.
The experience all starts with “Billie Jean” which places Dawn in front of a red backdrop while wearing a "barely" there thong, showing off her ample bottom.
Next up......“Dance” showcases tons of colored smoke and some interesting camera moves. Like like most of Dawn's work....the choreography is the centerpiece. Folks really sleep on her as a dancer....but she's really good.

Speaking about the clip, directer Monty said, “True to form, Dawn always comes ready to work which makes collaborating effortless." Dawn added,  “It’s always exciting to bring the art to the next level and stimulate the viewers visual palette.”
Here's another tidbit.....this is Dawn's 9th video and she's STILL independent. The sista is doing it for herself!

Both songs appear on The Red Era, the third disc in Dawn's trilogy. So far.....she has not revealed a release date.

Tupac Shakur’s “Thug Life Is Dead” Letter Going For $225K
Plenty of Tupac Shakur handwritten memorabilia has been surfacing this year and the latest piece of poetry has the biggest price tag yet.
Circa 1995, the late legendary rap icon wrote a Death Row employee a passionate letter detailing how jail is for the birds and pondering whether or not “Thug Life is dead.”

Via TMZ:
Tupac Shakur’s declared “Thug Life” was dead to him in an emotional letter that included a road map for his “homiez” to make it out of the hood — and that letter is now up for sale.
Tupac’s 5 page correspondence to a Death Row employee was written in 1995 while he was in jail for rape. The letter includes some deep thoughts about being ready to let someone else rep the thug life — which he famously tatted on his torso.
He wrote, “U must play the game, not let the game play u. A regular Playa plays women, a Boss Playa plays life. A Boss Playa is a thinker, a leader, a builder, a moneymaker, a souljah, a teacher and most of all, a Man! ”

Tupac also said, “I want all my homiez to know there is another level.”
The letter is being sold by a memorabilia site called Moments in Time, and we’re told the $225,000 price is fixed. First come, first serve!

Looking like Sull’s long lost daughter over there.


Is there A NEW Lauryn Hill ALBUM in the Works?

Is there a New Lauryn Hill ALBUM in the Works?
According to The Fader Lauryn Hill’s producer Nicolo says new music is not so far off. Hill is in the studio with him regularly, working on new music, a process that’s been unpredictable but deeply gratifying. “She has to be given the space and ability to try things,” he says. “Sometimes your immediate impression is: ‘You want to do what?’ But I enjoy working with her more than every other artist.” He says she’s already built up enough material to release a new album, and that musically, it will harken back to Miseducation. Whereas the few tracks she’s released in recent years feature a stream-of-consciousness that is harsh at times, Nicolo describes this work as “much more musical.” It is political, but also deeply personal, he says. She is drawing “from all of her inputs.”

Nicolo describes Hill’s life these days as calm. Zion, the oldest of her six children, recently graduated high school. Fabolous, DJ Clue, and Jadakiss helped celebrate his 18th birthday. Nicolo says Hill devotes most of her life to being a mom: going to her son’s basketball games and carting her daughter to and from preschool. She likes to venture into the city from her home in South Orange, New Jersey—“she likes the vibe of the city,” says Nicolo—to take meetings.

While Nicolo has been skeptical about Hill’s return in the past, today he sounds confident. “When she was first getting back into it, there were times when she wasn’t as positive,” he remembers. “But I think she’s in the best place I’ve ever seen her. She seems happy and very centered. When I see her, her face lights up.” When Hill performed a Nina Simone cover on Fallon recently, she was beaming. As a result of her prominence on the documentary, Miseducation recently began climbing the charts again. The soundtrack received positive reviews—a crucial reminder that her work still resonates. It’s a sign that her thorny reputation hasn’t obscured her art—today, in fact, it might allow us to see her more clearly.
I guess we will wait to hear this new music from Miss Hill!


Are you Checking In? It's The American Horror Story 'Hotel' Red Carpet!

Before it's much anticipated premiere this Wednesday, "American Horror Story: Hotel" got the Hollywood premiere treatment at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Saturday night. Get into the stars who hit the carpet.
Matt Bomer
Kathy Bates
Cheyenne Jackson
Denis O' Hare
Sarah Paulson
BUT WAIT…Can we just just focus on Ms Angela Bassett who plays  Ramona Royale in the next installment of the "AHS" anthology series.
Looking Good Mama!
Wes Bentley
Finn Wittrock
Evan Peters
Wait and look at The Fashion Maven herself Naomi! She will be starring in the first two episodes of "AHS: Hotel" as Claudia Bankson.

And then there was NeNe Leakes…

Are you excited? AHS Hotel opens for registration this Wednesday Night at 10PM on FX!