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1/28/15

The Daily Buzz For Jan 29



Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman & The Legion Of Boom Cover Sports Illustrated
We are days away from Super Bowl XLIX, airing February 1st at 6:30pm ET on NBC. And as the Seattle Seahawks (reigning Super Bowl champs) gear up to take the field against the New England Patriots, a major component of the Seahawks' team landed the newest cover of Sports Illustrated magazine.

Star cornerback Richard Sherman (whose popularity skyrocketed after his infamous "rant") posed it up with the “Legion of Boom”, a nickname given to the team’s dominant secondary (cornerbacks & safeties). It includes strong safety Kam Chancellor, cornerback Jeremy Lane, safety Earl Thomas III and cornerback Byron Maxell. Due to their physical play and “booming” hits on the gridiron, the defensive backs were given the nickname after dominating in many of the NFL defensive categories.

So how did they all end up on the cover? Initially, only Richard Sherman was approached to do the cover for Super Bowl week, but he kindly declined. He eventually said he would do it, BUT only if his teammates could grace the cover alongside him.  Now THAT'S team spirit.

"I only want to be on there if we can all be on there. The Legion of Boom," said Sherman.
How could SI not honor that wish? They are the top-ranked defense in the NFL. Well, his wish was granted. Sherman and the “Legion of Boom” graced the cover, while the rest of the defensive backfield were featured inside the magazine.

Oh...and they came with other demands as well. Sherman and his teammates decided they didn’t want grace the cover decked out in a Seahawks uniform, but rather, floss their own individual style. Nice.

Inside, Sherman writes,
"When you join a group of men and accomplish something so difficult and so rare, you no longer feel as though you have to prove things to people who haven’t proven anything to you. In most cases I have a better résumé than my detractors."

Let 'em know Richard!  Words of wisdom from the Stanford University graduate.



Mariah Carey SUED By Former Nanny, Claims Mimi Was Jealous And Overbearing
Mariah Carey has been hit with a lawsuit by her former nanny who accuses her of being jealous and consistently overworking her employees.  The shocking lawsuit was filed in Manhattan Federal Court today where Simonette Da Costa says Mimi forced her to work 100-hours a week (while denying her any overtime pay), then fired her “for expressing too much affection for their children.”

For a salary that ranged between $6,000-$7,200-a-month for taking care of fraternal twins Roc and Roe, Simonette's lawyer Eli Freedberg claims:

"She was on call 24 hours a day. She was always at their (Mariah and Nick's) beck and call. Plaintiff was on duty during all hours of each 24 hour day with no entitlement for breaks, for meals, and even for sleep. Indeed, Ms. Carey would often call plaintiff at hours in the middle of the night and demand to be taken to her children or to be updated on the status of her children.”

Eli added that Mariah was a petulant diva who demanded that her every need and whim be tended to. “Ms. Carey would not tolerate any delay when she called and plaintiff had to attend to her every demand, spontaneous or otherwise.”

In perhaps the most shocking charge, the nanny claims she was fired because Mariah was jealous over her closeness to 'Dem Babies.

"She was caring for the children too well. (Carey) was worried they were getting confused who the mommy was. My understanding is that Ms. Carey didn’t want the children developing any lasting relationship with the women,” Eli claimed.

This is the second lawsuit Mariah is facing from a former employee. Former staffer Yiser Oliver has accused the diva of skipping out on overtime pay for seven years!
But as she preps for her headlining extravaganza at Caesar's Palace, don't expect to hear a word from Mariah on these claims. A rep for the "Butterfly" singer told the Daily News, “We don’t comment on frivolous lawsuits.”



Hey Haters!!!! Mya Responds Back To her Haters!
This weekend, DMV native and beautiful songstress Mya took to the stage at a strip club and brought out a couple of sexy moves for the crowd, and while some fans were excited to see the “It’s All About Me” singer strut her stuff, others were a bit critical.
Reports Vlad: Critiques of the sexy singer’s performance varied from saying she moved awkwardly onstage to her being one of the few “real artists” left who shouldn’t resort to hitting the pole for publicity. Mya has responded to a few of the critiques in a very dignified matter, and even addressed a fan who said comedian Lil Duval wants to “save” her.
LOL!!! Now take that!


Designer Jean Touitou Names Collection ‘Last N*ggas In Paris’ + Kanye West Co Signs
Would you wear a collection called Last N*ggas In Paris?
A.P.C.’s Jean Touitou is stirring up quite a buzz over his presentation at Paris Fashion Week. Reportedly, the designer is known for typically holding up handwritten signs (during his presentation) to signify new portions of the presentation. During the show, the designer held up a sign that said, “Last Ni##@$ IN PARIS.” He then explained:

I call this one look Last N****s in Paris. Why? Because it’s the sweet spot when the hood—the ‘hood—meets Bertolucci’s movie Last Tango in Paris. So that’s ‘N****s in Paris’ and Last N****s in Paris. [Nervous laughter from audience.] Oh, I am glad some people laughed with me. me. Yes, I mean, it’s nice to play with the strong signifiers. The Timberland here is a very strong ghetto signifier. In the ghetto, it is all the Timberlands, all the big chain. Not at the same time—never; it’s bad taste. So we designed Timberlands with Timberland…
Contacted by Style.com after the show, Touitou clarified his position, that sign, and that speech by saying: “One hip-hop song is called ‘N***** in Paris.’ One movie is called ‘Last Tango in Paris.’

In an interview with Style.com about his ‘N*ggas in Paris’ reference, he explained:
I made looks which are a cross-over of those two references: the Timberland shoes and the sweat pants are iconic of hip-hop, and the camel hair color coat, worn with nothing under it, is iconic of that precise movie. I am friends with Kanye [West, who recorded “Ni**as in Paris” with Jay Z], and he and I presented a joint collection at the same place, one year ago, and that this thing is only a homage to our friendship. As a matter of fact, when I came up with this idea, I wrote to him, with the picture of the look and the name I was giving to it, and he wrote back immediately saying something like, ‘I love this vibe.’
Do you find the name of his collection offensive or just an exercise of creativity?



If you were planning to see Chris Brown and Trey Songz Tour...WELL NOT SO FAST!
Chris Brown announced via Instagram that the beginning of he and Trey Songz’s Between The Sheets Tour has been postponed.

“I would first like to apologize to all the fans and people who have been supporters of me and all the music over the years. The beginning of the BTS tour has been moved to later dates now,” he wrote.
“The judge would not sign off on my travel to do the tour until I finish these last 100 hours of community service. I promise that I am busting my ass doing it everyday until it’s complete. This is the most disappointing news I’ve gotten in a while. Everything happens for a reason so I wanted to personally inform my fans. The show must go on. Out of 1000 hours I only have 100 left. I will work my ass off to complete it and I will be on that stage. Once again I’m sorry for the delay. I love y’all!”

Earlier this month, a Los Angeles judge revoked Brown’s probation after the star failed to get permission from his probation officer to travel to San Jose for a show.

During the court hearing, the probation officer reportedly suggested that the singer has been more focused on his career than community service and rehab. Chris, who is still on probation from the 2009 assault of then girlfriend, Rihanna, was ordered to a new sentence of 1,000 hours of community service in August 2013.  Per the singer’s message to his fans, it looks like he is going to try and knock out his last 100 hours as quickly as possible.

Brown is due back in court in March and if he is found guilty of violating probation, he could serve jail time.
In response to the delayed tour, Trey simply tweeted: “Just a lil Intermission.”
Breezy and Trey announced their tour back in November during an intimate show at LA’s House of Blues. The tour was set to kick off in Hampton, Virginia on January 28th.



Benzino Arrested W/ Loaded Gun At Airport

Former “Love & Hip Hop” star Benzino reportedly found himself in handcuffs last night (January 27) after trying to get a loaded gun through an airport security check.

Reports Sohh: Details of the shocking bust landed online. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Benzino put his carry-on bag on the conveyor belt at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A suspicious TSA employee dug inside and found a loaded 9 millimeter firearm with 7 rounds in the magazine. 
Benzino didn’t make his flight to L.A., but he did get his very own escort to the local jail. He was released on $3K bail.


David Oyelowo defends Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘colored actors’ comment
Here are some photos of David Oyelowo and his wife at the London premiere of Selma. I cannot even tell you how much I loved David in Selma. He was a revelation and it really is a star-making performance. It’s such a shame that he wasn’t recognized for any major awards nominations for it. But the struggle continues! David spoke to Radio 1’s Newsbeat on the red carpet and they asked him about Benedict Cumberbatch’s “colored actors” comment. David defended Benedict!

David Oyelowo has rallied to the aid of Benedict Cumberbatch, following a gaffe during an interview on US radio in which he referred to black actors using the outmoded term ‘coloured’. Oyelowo was collared while at the UK premiere ‘Selma’, the movie in which he plays civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

“I think it’s ridiculous,” Oyelowo told Radio 1’s Newsbeat. “When you look at what he was actually saying it’s clear that he’s a huge supporter of black performers. To attack him for a term, as opposed to what he was actually saying, I think is very disingenuous and is indicative of the age we live in where people are looking for sound bites as opposed to substance.”

He added that he had contacted Cumberbatch to offer his support, after the actor made a public apology for using the term.

“I reached out to him in support and said I think it’s ridiculous,” he said.

Asked if he felt Hollywood has an issue with diversity, Oyelowo said ‘absolutely’.
“You can see that in the fact every time a film of this size and stature comes up,” he added. “We’re talking about diversity again and that’s because there isn’t enough of it. Excellence is the best weapon against prejudice. I intend to be part of the solution and not the problem. You’ve just got to keep on banging out good performances. [Cumberbatch is] a brilliant actor, he gives a brilliant performance in Imitation Game and, like I say, it’s just a diversion from what we should be talking about, which is that astounding performance.”

He added: “In America we use the term ‘people of colour’. Is that a million miles different than saying coloured? I know it’s an outdated term but… he was clearly doing something that I think was pretty beautiful.”
[From Yahoo]
Benedict’s saving grace was that he used the outdated term while discussing the need for more diversity in film. While I don’t think we should be like “Oh, David Oyelowo says it’s okay, everything’s fine,” I do think David’s words are welcome in the conversation. As he says, the conversation should be on the larger problems of diversity in film and television, perfectly illustrated by the whitest Oscars in more than a decade. Did Benedict deserve some backlash? Of course. Did Benedict need to give us a groveling apology? Well, it helped. It also helps that Benedict has friends like David Oyelowo in the industry.


The new, all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig & more
Rumors of a Ghostbusters III have persisted for a good five years. For real. This project has been the bane of Bill Murray’s existence forever. Dan Aykroyd kept accusing Murray of holding up the project, and Dan was correct. But Murray had a damn good reason. Did any of you watch Ghostbusters II? Forget about cats and dogs living together. The sequel had a walking Statue of Liberty. Atrocious.
The pressure fell off Murray when director Paul Feig took over the project. Feig annouced that the project wouldn’t be a sequel but a reboot. (Yes, another reboot.) The cast would be all female, and Murray threw out several suggestions. He loved the idea of Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence plus Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. He nailed it halfway. Here’s the official cast from Hollywood Reporter:
The all-new, all-female Ghostbusters are here.
Melissa McCarthy, who was already in talks for one of the leads, has signed on for the Paul Feig-directed reboot, and Sony is now negotiating with Kristen Wiig as well as Saturday Night Live players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Negotiations are ongoing, but the quartet are expected to sign on as the specter-seeking, poltergeist-punishing, phantom-phollowing foursome in the reboot, which is eyeing a summer shoot in New York.

McCarthy and Wiig have worked with Feig before, both breaking out in the director’s Bridesmaids. Jones, who is currently onscreen in Chris Rock’s Top Five, joined SNL early last year and this fall was promoted to feature player status. McKinnon has been on SNL since 2012 and last year was nominated for an Emmy for her work.

The film is set for release on July 22, 2016, Feig said on Twitter.
The Ghostbusters reboot has endured a long development process. Original director Ivan Reitman was on board to return, but while original castmembers Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson had agreed to reprise their characters, Bill Murray proved elusive. Reitman then bowed out of the project when Ramis passed away last year. Following Reitman’s departure, Feig was approached to direct and reconceived the project as a reboot starring an all-female cast.

[From Hollywood Reporter]
Not bad, right? Emma Stone was probably too busy to join the cast, and JLaw may not have been a serious contender. Wiig and McCarthy should easily fit the bill, sort of like Bridesmaids with unlicensed nuclear reactors. Leslie Jones is a treasure on SNL and was very funny in Top Five. I don’t know much about Kate McKinnon. Is she a good pick? Man, I bet Ernie Hudson is angry he hasn’t gotten a call yet. He’s going to be waiting for someone to cross the streams.


Yandy Smith And Mendeecees Harris Welcome Baby Girl
Yandy Smith has given birth to her daughter. Her fiancé Mendeecees Harris was by her side at the hospital, and they captured some moments from the delivery room on camera.
The proud papa even shared a photo of his baby girl holding on to his finger, with the caption – “This Hand Will Always Be There For You Until The Day I Die.. Love You & Happy Birthday My princess.”

The couple will be exchanging vows soon. “We are planning for a summer wedding,” Yandy told ESSENCE in a recent interview. “Hopefully you will see it on TV. The tag line of our relationship is, ‘Who wants a perfect love story anyway?’ from Beyoncé with Jay Z’s song. I want a fairy tale wedding.”
See pics they shared before their princess arrived below..
Congrats to them both on the new addition to their family!


Porsha Williams Believes Claudia Jordan Is Obsessed With Her, Denies Rich African Boyfriend
According to the streets and a few unconfirmed rumors, Porsha Williams is a kept woman. On this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, the newly single house wife is accused of having a filthy rich, African boyfriend. In an interview with Radar Online, Porsha says that these rumors, perpetuated by cast mate Claudia Jordan, are far from the truth.

I felt like she should have been ashamed of herself. Claudia and I have never discussed any boyfriend or anyone who I’ve been with. She does know who I’ve dated, never has. I felt like for her to sit there and tell a lie as if it was a fact, that was very wrong.

Porsha believes that Claudia has questionable motives:
She said she wanted to have a relationship with me, and ‘Let’s move forward,’ and get to know me outside of Kenya — then why are you attacking me in the same way?” Jordan asked. “So I was completely baffled when I saw that was what she was trying to do.
She adds:
She’s definitely trying to assassinate my character. I just don’t understand where the obsession comes from, at all.

Despite the rumors about her dating an African man (who also happens to be married), Porsha says she is a self-sufficient woman. There is no African dictator. No, I do not have an African prince. He’s nowhere to be found. If I had an African prince, trust me, I wouldn’t be waking up at 6:00 in the morning working hard as hell. An African man is a great man to have, but another woman’s husband is not. So I definitely don’t appreciate people trying to tear down my character like that.

Porsha does admit that she was recently hooked up by a close friend:
My girlfriend recently linked me with someone that I’m actually really excited about. It’s brand new. We just met, but he’s very successful and he’s single and I hope he’s ready to settle down one day because that is what I am looking for — it’s kind of a whirlwind romance right now!

She also has the ideal man in mind:
Number one, I’m looking for a man who is definitely God-fearing for sure. I do want him to have some level of success so that he won’t be intimidated by all the things that I’m doing. I want him to want to be a power couple. I want him to want to do things with me and try to be that example, the second go around for me. And I just want love.


WOMP! Ludacris Wins Primary Custody Of Baby Cai Bella
Rapper/Actor Ludacris has just been awarded primary physical custody of his and Tamika Fuller's baby Cai Bella (who is now over a year old), this according to Ludacris' rep.

Luda issued a statement moments ago via his rep saying:
“After review of all the evidence, the testimony of the witnesses, the report of the guardian ad litem, and the claims made throughout this entire case, I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter”.

News of Luda becoming a dad again shocked everyone when child support documents surfaced showing that he had a baby outside of his long-term relationship with then-girlfriend Eudoxie.  Ludacris previously said he and Tamika were old friends who caught up with each other while he and Eudoxie were on an alleged break, and the two had sexual relations.

Once Tamika filed for child support, Luda challenged the amount claiming he only made less than $2,000 a month and could not afford to pay the $15K a month Tamika asked for.  Interestingly, he then filed for full custody.  And soon after, the rapper got married to Eudoxie in a surprise ceremony (a surprise to both his bride and to the world) this past New Year's Eve.

Tamika Fuller has since remarked that the surprise wedding was a ploy for Ludacris to appear he has a "more stable" household than Tamika in order to get the judge to rule in his favor.
Well, after a recent hearing where Tamika dropped the bomb that Luda bribed her $10,000 and a house for her to have an abortion over a year ago, it seems the judge did rule in Luda's favor.

Luda's rep tells us that Mr. Bridges does not have sole custody.   Due to confidentiality, further details of the custody split are unable to be discussed.
Legally, primary physical custody usually means one parent has physical (not necessarily legal) custody more often than the another parent, but details of how much time the child spends with each parent is case by case.


Naomi Campbell Stuns At Jean Paul Gaultier Show!
Supermodel Naomi Campbell, 44, showed she still has what it takes to own a runway this week. All eyes were on the beauty as she strutted down the catwalk at the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture fashion show in Paris.
Campbell will also open next month’s London Fashion Week with a huge fashion event, which she hopes will raise money to bring awareness to the Ebola epidemic in Africa. “I’m thrilled to return to London to open London Fashion Week for this very special cause close to my heart,” Naomi said in a press release.

In the meantime, you can check out the images from the Paris show below.
FAB!


Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Meet at Miami Heat’s Game
The anticipation for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight has been high since it was originally announced! Up until this point the two having only spoke over the phone, but that changed last night at a Miami Heat’s game.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao met face to face, but NOT in the ring! The two future Hall of Famers attended a Miami Heat’s game.
Mayweather sitting next to the Heat’s bench and Pacquiao was across from him. The audience was anxious to see what would happen between the two or if they would even talk? Eventually, the two Welterweight champs are seen exchanging words on the sidelines. No, there was no intense mess-talking, but instead a cordial handshake and Mayweather gave Pacquiao his number.
“He gave his number to me and said we will communicate with each other,” Pacquiao said. Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s manager, told ESPN that the two had a “friendly discussion.”

It is hard for many to believe that these two have never met until last night. They have talked on the phone a few times, but that was it.

Check out the two:

Their fight is scheduled for May 2nd! Who do you think will win?



The Wire’s Gbenga Akinnagbe Hosts Boko Haram Victims Vigil [Photos]
Gbenga Akinnagbe is arguably the most polar opposite of his Wire character Chris Partlow than his former castmates.
Aside from the obviousness he’s no cold-blooded killer, he actually cares about his community, namely his Nigerian people. Yesterday, January 24, Akinnagbe hosted a vigil and awareness rally for all the victims of the recent terrorist attacks.
Via DNAinfo:
The Nigerian-American star who played Chris Partlow in the HBO series will host a Saturday vigil at Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza to honor the lives lost overseas at the hands of the extremists’ recent attacks.
A Jan. 3 massacre in northeast Nigeria was deemed the “possibly deadliest” attack in Boko Haram history, according to Amnesty International. More than 3,000 structures were damaged or destroyed by fire and hundreds of civilians were killed, including small children and women, the agency said in a release.
In 2014, Boko Haram killed more than 4,000 civilians, according to Amnesty International. Akinnagbe seeks to bring these figures to light with Saturday’s memorial.
“These are human beings. If it was anywhere else, it would an international tragedy,” Akinnagbe told DNAinfo New York.
“We didn’t think we could leave it up to others to honor the dead and acknowledge these black lives.”
“It definitely permeates the Nigerian community here,” he said. “People are upset but unfortunately they’re not surprised. This isn’t the first massacre or tragedy, but we are asking accountability from our government and the Nigerian government.”


AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘POOF!’
Poofy hair sneaky selfie pic coverup?


HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL!!!
EFREM

NeNe Leakes' attorneys serve cease and desist papers to Kenya Moore!



NeNe Leakes' attorneys serve cease and desist papers to Kenya Moore
Kenya Moore was served papers for comments made about NeNe Leakes. Kenya Moore posted a copy of a Cease and Desist order served to her from Real Housewives of Atlanta cast mate NeNe Leakes. The order demands that Kenya stop making defamatory and false comments that could injure NeNe's character and reputation.The order states that Kenya has made statements to intentional hurt NeNe's character and her brand. The statements that prompted the order were made on the Bravo TV show, on the Bravo blog and in social media.
So, Kenya is not allowed to make statements that could injure NeNe's character. This sounds like an official way of saying that Kenya has to keep NeNe's name out of her mouth. What is this going to mean for filming of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" where Kenya is concerned? Does this mean the NeNe is going to stop making insulting comments about Kenya and the other Housewives?

Kenya tagged her tweet about the order #HypocrasyAtItsBest and #byegirl.

1/27/15

The Daily Buzz For Jan 28



J. Cole SPEAKS to Captain Jack On His Scuffle With Diddy & Why He Made That Trip To Ferguson
Nowadays, J. Cole is making a conscious effort not to become overexposed in our social media driven world. Which in part explains why he decided to release his newest LP, 2014 Forest Hills Drive with hardly any promotion or dropping any singles before its release.

In an in-depth and very insightful interview with the Combat Jack Show, Cole revealed how when he first landed on the music scene, he did interviews for two years talking about his debut album before the album even dropped. So now, he refuses to go back to that and is trying to focus on what he does best: make storytelling rap tracks that reach audiences on a deeper level.

During his two-hour chat, the N.C. native talked about using the home he grew up in (which he recently purchased) as a safe haven for families in need. His goal is to house single mothers and their kids in that house rent-free for two years to help get them back on their feet.  We are loving every bit of that.

The Roc Nation rapper also talked about that night he and Diddy got into a scuffle after a disagreement, consciously staying out of Drake’s lane musically, why he decided to visit Ferguson during the protests and being the voice of his generation.

Below are the highlights:

On what happened that eventful night with Diddy:
“Nothing crazy but you know Puff is that dude. It was just like a random thing. Nothing crazy at all. It was just a quick moment of disagreement that turned into something. It’s never been a beef. Two grown men. It was too quick to be considered a fight.

On staying out of Drake's lane while creating his own:
“I’m not going to go out trying to compete with Drake on every album. I’m not gone catch up with that n*gga. He’s doin things that I can’t and don’t need to do. He’s focused on his lane and he’s mastered it. Why would I ever try to dip into his lane? Let me do the best me I can do and let God handle the rest.”

On why he decided to visit Ferguson:
He said he was watching the live streams on Ferguson and was like, “Yo, I can be there right now. I can experience this and tell my kids about this”.

On being an “activist”:
“When Flava of Love came out and this whole reality show wave started, I was the kid in college like ‘why the f*ck y’all watching this sh*t? Y’all know this shit is evil. How they going to call this reality tv when this sh*t is clearly scripted and they portraying us like this. The stereotypes are obvious.' I was always that kid that was like ‘why is it like this?’ Now that I’m getting older, I’m understanding that is one thing to have that passion but I’m trying to arm myself with the knowledge and prospective to grasp where we really at. Knowledge is power. I see that. Young, black men have power. We are in control of our own destiny. We can decide to no longer be victims.”

On police brutality:
“Those are people. The system has given them power. You’re giving a person with flaws and their own bias unchecked power. So that could be a good person, he just has this level of power and power corrupts”.

On being the voice of his generation:
“I’ll take it until it’s not necessary. I can’t run from that. I feel like I’m the most equipped right now in this position. And if people need me to be that, to be the voice, I’ll do my best”. 

Check his entire video:



J Cole is the Man!



Howard Stern ATTACKS Sam Stein calling him FAT ANG UGLY!
Sam Smith is currently on a roll with a sold-out tour and a slew of Grammy Award nominations, but one person who isn't convinced that the British singer-songwriter will have career longevity is Howard Stern.

At first, Stern -- who is slated to join "America's Got Talent" once again for the show's 10th season -- called the 22-year-old Smith "fat" and an "ugly motherf**ker" on air, USA Today reports. When a co-host told him that Smith had come out last year, Stern noted, "He looks gay to me, not that anybody looks gay, but he does seem effeminate. ... I like that he's chubby and gay."

The shock jock then implied Smith would be a one-hit wonder (even though both "Stay With Me" and "I'm Not The Only One" have been radio smashes), before noting, "He's fat and he's gay and little girls worship him ... I'd like to get him in here to congratulate him on beating the odds."

He then added, "He's like the male Adele."
No word from the Smith camp just yet. But E! Online pointed to two of Smith's recent tweets which may or may not constitute his response to Stern's comments:

LISTEN:

It's been a rough few days for Smith. Last week, it was reported that the star had split with his new boyfriend, model-dancer Jonathan Zeizel, as implied by an emotional Instagram post and cryptic stage patter.
Meanwhile, reps for the singer confirmed that a copyright dispute with Tom Petty over the melodic similarities between Smith's "Stay With Me" and Petty's "I Won't Back Down" had been amicably settled.
"Although the likeness was a complete coincidence, all involved came to an immediate and amicable agreement in which Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne are now credited as co-writers of 'Stay With Me' along with Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips," a spokesperson for Smith told Rolling Stone.

LEAVE HIM ALONE!


So Was Facebook Hacked ? They Say No, Hackers Say Yes
Not sure if you noticed but Facebook was out for an about an hour yesterday morning, millions of users were unable to access their accounts. Facebook claims  they are responsible for the outage, not hackers. Facebook said it believed its own engineers had caused the problem, discrediting claims that a hacking group had been responsible.  

Facebook said the disruption was caused by a technical change and wasn’t a cyberattack. “This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems,”
A hacker group called Lizard Squad had tweeted about the services going offline, leading to reports that it might have been responsible. The group has been blamed for attacks at the end of last year that forced Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming services offline.

So is Facebook covering up,  they were hacked???


Legends of the Bowery: John Legend And Chrissy Teigen’s Steamy “GQ” Photoshoot
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen turn up the heat with a seductive spread for GQ magazine.
In a piece titled “Legends of the Bowery,” the mag writes:
While some celebrities sequester themselves in private little bubbles, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are out there living real new york lives among us mortals. This is what happens when one of lower manhattan’s flyest couples walk one of its signature streets—he in early spring’s coolest sweaters, she in next to nothing at all.
In the photos, the couple rocks designer threads from from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, Michael Kors, J Brand and more – while enjoying each other’s company for date night and out and about in the city.
See more pics from their spread below, and catch more from John and Chrissy in GQ’s February 2015 issue!

HOT!


Jodeci Are Back With “Every Moment” [LISTEN]
It’s January 27, 2015, and much to our surprise R&B quartet Jodeci return with their new track “Every Moment.”
Sticking to the formula, K-Ci and JoJo Hailey, Devante Swing, and Mr. Dalvin team up on a classic slow jam. Expect a new LP to come soon.

Listen here to Jodeci’s “Every Moment”: 

Do you think the legendary group still has it in the comments.


When Lil Wayne Leaves Cash Money He’s Taking Drake and Nicki Minaj with him
The drama keeps unfolding between one time “father and son” friends and business associates  Birdman and Lil Wayne.  Lil Wayne has expressed his frustration and publicly announced he was leaving Cash Money Records soon—seems like the tension between these two began when Young Thug and Birdman started working together. 

After Lil Wayne is released from Cash Money Records, he plans to take Young Money  artists with him, he has all the talent raps Lil Wayne – Drake, Nicki, Christina Milian, Lil Twist and Mack Maine who is  the President on Young Money Records.

This is about to get ugly! Stay Tuned!…..BUT SPEAKING OF NICKI!!!!

Here are some Outtakes From Nicki Minaj’s Calendar Shoot [PHOTOS]
Guess Nicki Minaj couldn’t let Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian get all the thirst trap glory. The YMCMB Barbie shared some outtakes of that calendar that came with special editions of her latest album, The Pinkprint.
We get the feeling Nicki is only just getting started, though.
Is Nicki an NRA member of nah?


2 CHAINZ FOR MAYOR?
2 Chainz’ confident and viral HLNtv appearance on Nancy Grace has sparked a potential career change in the enigmatic rapper. He’s currently weighing his options of actually becoming the mayor of his hometown of College Park, a Atlanta suburb.
“I’m a musician, not a politician,” he admits to XXL. “I’m supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing. I’m really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park. I’m just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications.”

“We’ll see where the future lies for me, but you know, everything I do gotta be organic,” he continued.
As for a marijuana rematch debate with the bull-headed talk show host, the artist formally known as Tity Boi is leaving well enough alone.
“I moved on, man,” he says. “I don’t know what’s going on up there. I know I’ve been getting a lot of praise and everything. I definitely appreciate the love that came behind me.”
2 Chainz appearance on the show just wasn’t happenstance. As a star student-athlete at Alabama State University, he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He’s also one of the few MCs able to reinvent themselves to
Even if this particular move doesn’t pan out, he’s definitely got the buzz to make a splash on his next LP. 2 Chainz Mayor has nice mixtape ring to it.


Idris Elba Directing New UK Drama 'King For A Term' 
Idris Elba is going to be really busy in 2015.  In addition to raising his newborn son Winston Elba and his pre-teen daughter Isan, dodging phone calls from K. Michelle and serving as the executive producer of FOX's American version of "Luther", he's directing a new show in the UK!

We've learned that Idris is currently directing a SKY Arts Channel production called "King for a Term."  Shadows and Act reveals that the show "King for a Term" is a low budget, one-off drama for SKY "Playhouse" that follows Akuna, a 9-year-old boy and his experience starting at a school for disabled children.

This is Idris' second time directing for SKY "Playhouse." He made his debut in 2013 with "The Pavement Psychologist," (which he also wrote the screenplay for)!

While we doubt "King for a Term" will make it to American television (outside of NetFlix) if/when it does...we'll keep you posted.


Usher Surprises Venice Beach Bystanders with Masked Street Performer Imitation!
Bystanders in Venice Beach were shocked to discover that the “golden” dancing street performer was actually superstar singer and dancer Usher!
Global superstar singer, musician, and dancer Usher surprised a large crowd of spectators in Venice Beach during Monday’s video filming for MasterCard’s Priceless Surprise Campaign! The “I Don’t Mind” singer was wearing gold from head to toe including a mask and hat that he kept on during his performance.

The entire performance on the Venice Boardwalk was for the campaign in which one lucky fan was flown to Los Angeles thinking that she was participating in a documentary about Usher. Upon the full reveal, the fan enjoyed a personal performance from the legendary artist and she also received her own pair of Usher’s golden trainers.


KeKe Wyatt’s Surprise Baby Shower in Atlanta for her 8TH CHILD?
R&B Diva KeKe Wyatt is bursting with pride and joy after celebrating at her baby shower for the couple’s FINAL little 
Recently, KeKe Wyatt and hubby Michael Jamar had a pretty in pink baby shower at Atlanta’s posh Suite Lounge hosted by the singer’s friend/and booking manager Drae Crenshaw. The surprise baby shower was all about celebrating the upcoming birth of the couple’s little baby girl. The afternoon was simply beautiful as KeKe surrounded by family and friends enjoyed delicious food, drinks, and wonderful company.
KeKe’s mother was in the house as she shared with guests her excitement about having a brand new grand baby to love on.


Taylor Swift’s Twitter Hackers Threaten To Release Nude Photos!
She’s probably the nicest singer in the universe, so it’s especially troubling to learn that Taylor Swift is the victim of Twitter hackers.
The “I Knew You Were Trouble” songstress’ account read, “Shoutout @veriuser follow him guys’ Fav when done for a follow… Love you all!!!” and “go follow my boy @lizzard :).”

And over at @lizzard’s Twitter page, he tweeted, “Will post taylor swift’s nudes when this btc wallet hits 3btc,” indicating that he’s collecting bitcoins in exchange for explicit images that he may or may not have.


Kendall Jenner & Joan Smalls Sizzle On Chanel Runway For Paris Fashion Week
As two of the hottest posers on the planet, Kendall Jenner and Joan Smalls captivated the audience at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 
Hand-picked by Karl Lagerfeld, both ladies created quite a stir as they paraded past the A-list guests in the latest creations from Chanel.
For Jenner, the PFW gig represents yet another impressive opportunity to prove she’s more than just a celebrity with connections. She previously told press, "I want to be high fashion. I want to be taken seriously. People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn't. What I have has almost worked against me.”

They look HOT!


AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘MEN IN YOGA PANTS’
Bro, the only thing tighter than those yoga pants is that awesome fanny pack you’re rocking reverse style. I’d tell you how I really feel but I suspect you’d be able to break me with those glutes just like Mad Dog Hoek from Ren & Stimpy.


HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL!!!
EFREM

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