The Daily Buzz For July 27

Suicide Squad: the crew lands on the cover of Empire Magazine
To paraphrase Will Smith’s line from the Suicide Squad trailer: “So that’s it, huh? Some kind of Suicide Squad cover of Empire featuring the full team line-up, in a world-exclusive image?” Indeed it is, Paraphrased Will Smith! 
This is the third of Empire's exclusive covers to showcase DC's ragtag rogues' gallery of anti-heroes. The first, which featured Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn riding a bomb, Major Kong-style, is exclusive to subscribers, and will be plopping on doormats from today. Another – one of two available on the newsstands – features Jared Leto as the heavily-tattooed Joker, looking suitably mischievous.

The covers are merely the tip of a Suicide Squad-ian iceberg for the new issue, which features tons of coverage on David Ayer’s new DC universe film, including on-set interviews with all the key cast and crew – plus on-set access to Fantastic Beasts, and all the usual filmy goodness you’ve come to expect from the world’s biggest-selling movie magazine.
The new issue arrives in all good and anti-heroic newsagents from July 28. To guarantee yourself early delivery of Empire each month, along with this kind of special cover treatment, just sign up for one of the current subscription offers.

For more on Suicide Squad, read our complete primer to DC’s super-villain posse or check out the five comic book story lines to read before seeing the movie.

RHoA: Cynthia Bailey Opens Up About Turning 50 and How Her Daughter Is Helping Her Cope with Divorce
Cynthia Bailey may be separated from husband Peter Thomas, but the Real Housewives of Atlanta stars still paid homage on Sunday to what would have been their sixth wedding anniversary. 

Bailey shared a solo portrait featuring the stunning metallic silver couture gown she wore to the couple's lavish 2010 nuptials, writing, "We were friends first…@peterthomasrhoa #july24th #weddinganniversary #6years #godsknowsbest #ingodshands #thisjourney #mydress #thisday #beautifulmemories #humbled #grateful #thenextchapter #noregrets #1life2live #prayersandpositivity #godknowsall." 
Thomas – who was surrounded by infidelity rumors when the couple separated in 2015 – also paid tribute to the anniversary with a suited-up solo shot he captioned, "July 24 is a day that will forever be a part of me. #AnniversaryLife #CynthiaBailey #BetterOffFriends."

'Empire' Taps Actress and Singer Sierra McClain for Recurring Role
She will play a singer whom Lucious (Terrence Howard) is eager to sign. 
Empire is adding another big voice for season three.

Actress and singer Sierra McClain has been tapped for a recurring role on the hip-hop drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
McClain will play Nessa, Shine's (new series regular Xzibit) loyal protege who, upon first glance, is merely a timid follower to Lucious' former partner in crime. A second listen, however, reveals she is a rare talent with a killer voice whom Lucious (Terrence Howard) is determined to sign to Empire's roster.

McClain joins recently announced season three guest-stars rapper French Montana and music mogul Birdman.
Xzibit made his Empire debut at the end of season two as a rough and tough figure from Lucious' past who carries a chip on his shoulder for the Lyon family patriarch. 
"Both of those men are going to feature in major stories in season three," showrunner Ilene Chaiken told THR back in May about how Shine and fellow new character Tariq will figure into the story moving forward. "We're talking about season three as a Godfather-style opus of crime and hip-hop. It's going to be wall-to-wall music, but also all of Lucious' demons coming back to roost."

In addition to her acting credits, which include A.N.T. Farm and Daddy's Little Girls, McClain is a member of the pop and R&B girl group McClain along with her two sisters. She is repped by ICM Partners and Morris Yorn.

The third season of Empire returns on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

Tinashe Releases Lyric Video for “Superlove”
A little more than week since the release of her brand new single “Superlove,” Tinashe debuts the super summery lyric video.
Featuring graphic collages of sexy, summer items like ice cream and fruit, in all of the colors of the rainbow, the Cali native brightens up your mood with the fun-filled, pool-party themed visual.

The-Dream and Tricky Steward produced jam is the latest lead single off Tinashe’s anticipated sophomore album Joyride, which is coming soon.

As we await the song’s official music video, learn all the lyrics with the colorful visual 

New Music: Diggy Simmons – ‘Feel Like’ 

Diggy Simmons wants to know what it “Feel Like” to be on top of the world. 
After teasing his new single on Instagram, the 21-year-old spitter delivers the full version of “Feel Like.”

Surrounded by underwater sounds courtesy of Ayo, Keyz, and Ey, Diggy delivers his thoughts on independence. “Feel like if I’ma do it, I’ma do it on my own,” he sing-raps. “I know that life goes on, but right now I’m in my zone.” 
Listen to Diggy get in his zone HERE

The more melodic “Feel Like” follows the bar-heavy freestyles he released earlier this year, including “The Climate” and “N.Y. State of Mind.”

Justin Timberlake got Slapped By Some Dude! 
Justin Timberlake was involved in an altercation of sorts. Over the weekend, a man was arrested after lightly slapping the singer, at a charity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. A video has been released of the incident. In the clip, the 35-year-old artist walks through a crowd on the golf course, when it appears that a man reaches out and slaps him on the side of the face. Timberlake turns around to confront the man, asking,

"Bro, why would you do that?"
After walking away, security guards speak to the man who allegedly hit Timberlake.

Here’s the clip

Reportedly, Timberlake didn’t want to press charges.

Yikes! Gladys Knight’s Son Spent Restaurant Money On Pot And Hookers, Employees Say
Gladys Knight’s divorce from her ex-husband record manager Barry Hankerson devastated their son, Shanga, she said in her memoir. At 11 years old, he weighed 320 pounds. Knight may have believed he’d recovered from that childhood trauma, but years later, Hankerson is accused of running the restaurants that carry his mother’s name into financial ruin, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles four Atlanta area restaurant locations have reopened but are now under state receivership.

AJC.com reports:
Fans now wait in hour-long lines at its spot on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta for a taste of the Midnight Train: Four jumbo chicken wings on a golden waffle.
But the outward success of a famous family business unraveled when state revenue agents raided and closed the restaurant chain last month, arrested Hankerson on theft counts, and filed civil racketeering charges against him, alleging more than $1 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties. All three locations have since reopened under state receivership.

Now, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned damaging new details about how Hankerson spent the company’s money and treated his employees.
Hankerson siphoned money from his business’s three locations to finance a voracious marijuana habit and sex parties, witnesses have told investigators.
The spending exacted a heavy toll on employees who were shorted on their pay after working under grueling and sometimes unsafe conditions. Managers dug into their own pockets just to keep the restaurant’s doors open for the day, public records and interviews with a dozen former employees and business associates confirmed.

In one case, a general manager — one of Hankerson’s childhood friends — put some $12,000 on his credit card to keep the company’s employee health insurance coverage from lapsing, former employees said.
By the time Hankerson, 38, was booked into Clayton County Jail June 22 on felony theft charges, he had pocketed some $52,000 in state taxes during March and April alone, according to his arrest warrant.
On paper, the company was making $8 million in annual sales, but years of chaos at the Atlanta institution had pushed it to the brink of collapse. Funds were so scarce that managers rushed to cash employees’ bounced paychecks with money from the downtown restaurant’s safe before Hankerson’s representatives arrived to retrieve it, they said.

“I think he was just in it for the money in the end,” said Charles Preston, 63, who worked as a manager at the downtown location for eight years until he quit in April.
Hankerson declined comment through Steve Sadow, one of his attorneys. Gladys Knight did not respond to requests for comment placed through a representative.

Dr. Dre Cuffed, Detained Outside Home After Road Rage Dispute 
*Dr. Dre was cuffed and detained outside his Malibu home today after an alleged road rage dispute over a guy blocking his driveway, TMZ reports.
Sources close to Dre said the motorist had pulled off PCH and stopped in front of Dre’s crib. When Dre asked him to move, he did but cussed at the music mogul while doing so. According to the report, Dre pulled into his driveway, but the other driver kept yelling — so Dre pulled out his phone to record video. At this point, the motorist cried “black guy with a gun,” and called the cops on Dre.
Dre sources claim the guy said, “Here we go again, another black guy with a gun.” L.A. County Sheriffs then received a call from the motorist reporting someone had pulled a gun on him.
When deputies responded they put handcuffs on Dre and searched him, but they found no gun, and let him go. However, the guy insisted on making a citizen’s arrest, which means he filled out a report detailing his allegations. The Sheriff’s Dept. will forward his report to the District Attorney — who will decide whether there’s a case.

Dre was not physically arrested by deputies.

Tiny Harris handles T.I. cheating rumors with guts and grace
Despite the rumors rapper T.I. is having an affair with Instagram star Ana Montana, reality TV star Tameka “Tiny” Harris continues to be a dedicated wife and mom. The couple has seven children between them, with their youngest daughter, Heiress Diana Harris, nearing 4 months old.

Clifford T.I. Harris appeared on “The View” last week and shared an adorable photo of their bundle of joy.
So the question is why do men cheat? Is there a reward for being a “ride or die” chick? During an interview on “The Preachers” they mentioned Tiny was “ride or die” for T.I.
When does the woman wave the proverbial white flag and say enough is enough? Do men deserve this type of loyalty?
It’s both parties in a marriage responsibility to show devotion, God and family first, and then decency — and not cheat. If both are doing the latter then no one has time to entertain the opposite sex outside of the marriage.
The Harrises have such a beautiful family. We’ve enjoyed seeing them on VH1’s “TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle” and their vacation videos and photos on social media recently. So it’s simply heartbreaking when we hear news that a father and entertainer we admire so much would betray a woman so devoted. Is he living a double life?

Hillary Clinton stayed even after the semen-stained blue dress. Now she might be the next president of the United States. Tiny could be making some power play moves and we just don’t know it. We’ll see how this plays out.

Famous Pyschic Miss Cleo dead at 53
Miss Cleo, the TV psychic who became famous in the late ‘90s for her catchy commercials, has died, multiple sources has confirmed.
A rep for the Miss Cleo told us she died after a "valiant battle with cancer in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family and close friends."
TMZ reported the 53-year-old had colon cancer and was discharged last week from the hospital to enter hospice care.
The star may be best remembered for her "Call me now" catchphrase.

Born Youree Del Cleomilli Harris, Miss Cleo took on the nickname “The Seer” in recent years and worked as a podcast host, releasing spoken word CDs.

Paris Jackson's Family Planning To Stage An Intervention 
The Jackson children haven't had it easy since Michael Jackson's death. In recent times things seemed to have been cooling off with just a few minor headlines here and there.
Radar Online is now reporting that 18 year old Paris Jackson, who spent time in rehab after her father died due to depression, is struggling with a drug addiction that is endangering her life. Though things appeared to be okay since her first rehab stint, reports surfaced today that her family is now planning to take "drastic measures to save her life."

According to Radar, after Paris was photographed carrying a beer while on vacation with her 26 year old rocker boyfriend, she's been causing her family great concern.

If this is true, we hope that you hang in there, Paris.

#EGGPLANT NATION Meet Ben the Bear! 
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‘If It’s Brown….’
I think I found a paint swatch to match you. It’s call Poo-rific!


Keshia Knight Pulliam DESTROYED about Divorce & was ED cheating?

Keshia Knight Pulliam Saddened about Divorce & was ED cheating?
Yesterday we all found out that Ed Hartwell filed for divorce.  Now, trusted sources are spilling tea about what went wrong.
Accusations of Ed allegedly cheating have surfaced, we've exclusively learned. 

While Keshia was blindsided by his divorce filing, apparently she was well aware of the issues the two have been having.
According to one source, Ed was engaged to a woman named Tonya Carroll before his quick engagement to Keshia.  He was allegedly still seeing her throughout the marriage.  Our trusted source says Keshia, who is four months pregnant, believes he cheated.
While Ed was out, Keshia was often home parenting his son he has with his first wife, Lisa Wu Hartwell, named EJ.  Lisa was often in L.A. filming "Hollywood Divas" and other projects.
We're told Keshia was great about her role as stepmom, and played it without being high maintenance. 
Interestingly, Ed has made it known he wants a paternity test for he baby Keshia is carrying.
A source ahs said "If any paternity test needs to be taken it would need to be with a side chick and not Keshia."

It looks like this will get messy and QUICK! Hold ya head Keshia!

Naturi Naughton: I wish I knew why Lil Kim hates me, But I don't!

Naturi Naughton: I don’t know why Lil Kim hates me. 
Naturi Naughton is totally oblivious as to why Lil Kim has beef with her. Rumor has it, that Kim has not been a fan of the Power actress, since she played her on the film Notorious, a 2009 American biographical film about the life and murder of Christopher Wallace. Last night, Naturi appeared on VH1 Live, and when asked by Marc Lamont Hill, about the rumor feud Naturi explained that she has absolutely no beef with Kim, but has heard that she didn’t like Naturi playing her in the film.

See the clip below. Courtesy of thejasminebrand
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Kim has yet to comment…..stay tuned!

Democratic Convention 2016! The Eloquence that is Michelle Obama!

The Eloquence that is Michelle Obama!

Folks last night it was just three sentences. That stole the show! “Don't let anyone ever tell you that this country is not great,” Obama said on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. “That somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right now is the greatest country on Earth.”

That’s all it took for First Lady Michelle Obama to eviscerate the central theme of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. This was the wife of America’s first black president sharing the wonder of seeing her daughters, “two beautiful, intelligent black young women,” playing on the White House lawn. This was a strong, successful woman celebrating, with a parent’s emotion, how her kids, as Hillary Clinton receives the Democratic nomination, will “now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”
Without mentioning Trump’s name, without lowering herself to name-calling, the First Lady showed us, eloquently and powerfully, that Trump’s campaign strives for an America that was great for some, but not all.

There were no black presidents in Trump’s great America. There were no women with a chance to become president. There were no Latinos in positions of power, no gay couples marrying, no policies that protected the rights of transgender people.
There was no political correctness. No anti-bullying codes. No laws to prevent discrimination in hiring.
Obama’s speech invited Americans to view the return to greatness Trump is promising through her eyes and the eyes of her daughters: “There but for the grace of God, go I. I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters.”
Where was Trump during all this? In North Carolina, telling a rally of predominantly white people about his plans to bring back the great America they all think existed.
He was repeatedly calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a fierce Trump critic who has said she had Native American ancestors, “Pocahontas” and saying: “She's got a fresh mouth, other than that she's got nothing going for her.”
He was calling Clinton “a fool” and saying of America, “We’re not respected anymore. We have leaders that are stupid. We have leaders that are incompetent.”
Juxtapose that with the eloquence of Obama’s speech, which brought an end to an awkward day of Democratic division between Clinton supporters and backers of Sen. Bernie Sanders, filling the Philadelphia arena with thunderous applause.

She spoke of how she and her husband help their daughters understand the hateful rhetoric that has bubbled up from people like Trump, who entered the political realm as a birther: 
“That is what Barack and I think about every day as we tried to guide and protect our girls from the challenges of this unusual life and the spotlight. How we urged them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country. How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don't stoop to their level. Our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”
Trump has only one direction: low. And he’s going low when he promises to make America great again.

Michelle Obama showed us that Monday night.
Here are those sentences again, because they’re worth repeating: “Don't let anyone ever tell you that this country is not great. That somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right now is the greatest country on Earth.”
She continued: “And as my daughters set out on the world, I want a leader who is worthy of that truth, a leader worthy of my girls’ promise and all of our kids’ promise. A leader who will be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children.”
All of our children. Not just some.This was a speech that revealed a truth Americans need to acknowledge
Make America Great Again is a pithy political slogan. And it’s an affront to anyone whose America is greater now than it ever has been. (h/t lat)


The Daily Buzz For July 26

Amber Rose Sides With Kanye West In Taylor Swift Feud
Although she says she’s not the biggest fan of Kanye West, Amber Rose sides with her ex as she weighed in on the controversy between him and Taylor Swift, during a recent episode of The Amber Rose Show.
She recalls dating Kanye at the start of his ongoing feud with Taylor – at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. She insists it is something that he’d never put himself in the position too go through again.
“I was next to him at the VMAs that year. I remember the repercussions after that,” she says. “He was so remorseful. I mean he really felt so bad, because it wasn’t about Taylor. It was about BeyoncĂ© and her video.”
He came under fire over the incident, and backlash he received included Lady Gaga canceling their co-headlining Fame Kills Tour.

“He really went through a lot of bulls**t, and I know that Kanye would never, ever go through that again by not calling Taylor and saying ‘Heads up, I’m about to kind of go write this verse real quick, just want to make sure you’re cool with it,’” she added.

Kanye and Taylor were later able to bury the hatchet since the VMA moment, but things took a turn following the release of his single, “Famous,” earlier this year – with Taylor saying she did not approve the song’s lyric: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b***h famous.”

SHOCKER: In former RHoA cast member News: Ed Hartwell Files For DIVORCE From Keshia Knight Pulliam!
This is a SHOCK for sure. Our friends over at TheYBF.com has got the Tea that former RHoA supporting cast member and former hubby of Lisa Hartwell Ed has filed for DIVORCE from Keisha Knight Pulliam.
He filed divorce papers in a Fulton County, Georgia courthouse this morning.  He filed the divorce complaint under Edgerton Hartwell II and cited irreconcilable differences.  The decision to split comes less than eight months after his and wife Keshia Knight Pulliam's surprise New Year's Eve wedding.

At the time Keshia was not yet aware that he has filed for divorce.  She also has no idea Ed simply wants out of the marriage and to remain single.
The two having a few marital issues did not come as much of a surprise to those who are VERY close to the couple.  Sources tell YBF they noticed constant bickering going on. They’re told an all out divorce, though, was unexpected.
They have done a good job not to comment publicly on any problems.
At least one of the issues stems from Ed feeling like Keshia acts in a "spoiled" way, something he knew before he married her after four months of dating.  Apparently, he has a history of acting impulsively, i.e. that surprise wedding after just a few months of dating.

They did not spend his birthday together on May 7th.
Keshia recently revealed she's pregnant with her and Ed's first child, and it's a girl.  She is due January 2017.

All I can say is WOW….I wish everybody especially the soon coming Baby well!
Interestingly, Ed has also said via his rep, “Right now, the only thing I want is a paternity test for the baby.”
Wow.  We don't see this ending well, especially for Keisha who will likely be embarrassed since she doesn't usually air her dirty laundry publicly.

Keshia & Ed met while hitting the party circuit in Atlanta, and soon exchanged numbers during one event.  The rest was history.

#EMPIRE: 'Empire' season 3 spoilers: Fox casts actors to play young Cookie and Lucious
The cast of the upcoming season of "Empire" just got a little bigger. It has been revealed that Ajiona Alexus and Jeremy Carver will respectively play a young Cookie and Lucious.
The news comes from Deadline, who also reports that Ezri Walker has likewise landed a recurring role. Walker will bring to life the character of Zeah, who has "an edge and real talent as a rapper. With his high GPA and serious smarts, this teenager finds himself torn between a future at an elite university and a career at Empire under the guidance of the legendary Lucious Lyon."
On the other hand, Alexus will play a young Cookie who goes to Catholic school and who is as pretty as she is innocent. She will find herself attracted to a young Lucious, played by Carver, who possesses an amazing voice and a bad boy image.

But these three are not the only newcomers to the Fox series. Entertainment Weekly has exclusively learned that Kid Cudi has been tapped to play a character named Gram, an all-around rival of Hakeem (Bryshere Gray). Gram is an equally talented rapper, who might threaten Hakeem. It also doesn't help that Gram is dating Tiana (Serayah McNeill), Hakeem's ex-girlfriend.
Season 3 is shaping up to be an exciting prospect for viewers. Not only will it introduce new competition for one of the show's stars but it will also show how it all began between Lucious and Cookie. There has been some speculation that the couple's romance will be given a bit of focus in the upcoming season, especially since Cookie has given up on Lucious after he married Anika (Grace Gealey).

In other cast news, it was previously reported that French Montana has also been added to the mix, playing a character named Vaughn, a big player in the music industry and one of Lucious' confidants.

"Empire" season 3 will premiere on Sept. 21, Wednesday, on FOX.

Fantasia Debuts new song ‘I Made It’ On ‘GMA’
Gearing up for the release of her fifth album The Definition Of…, Fantasia stopped by “Good Morning America” on Monday to debut her new Tye Tribbett collaboration “I Made It.”
“I made it,” she triumphantly sings on the gospel song. “I made it, y’all! Still standing.”

Due Friday, The Definition Of… features additional appearances from Aloe Blacc and Stacy Barthe, plus production from R. Kelly, Brian Kennedy, and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon.
Prior to “I Made It,” the powerhouse vocalist also released “Sleeping with the One I Love,” “Ugly,” and “No Time for It.”

Watch Tasia’s powerful performance HERE

New Hip Hop: Music Video: Wale – ‘My PYT’
Wale enlists a bevy of beautiful women to join him his “My PYT” video. While on the grounds of a sprawling mansion, the Maybach Music Group rapper posts up in the lifeguard chair while the ladies dance by the pool, lies in the middle of a giant chess set, hits the tennis court with weights and much more.
He borrows from Michael Jackson‘s 1982 hit, singing: “I wanna love you. Pretty young thang,” on the hook of the track – which is the lead single from his upcoming album, S.H.I.N.E.

Wale’s video follows the birth of his daughter, Zyla Moon, whom he and his girlfriend, Chloe Alexis, welcomed on Friday.

Michael Jordan Breaks His Silence On Police-Related Violence And Racial Tensions, Donates $2 Million
In wake of the police shootings that have taken place over the last month, Michael Jordan, who has refrained from opening up about his political beliefs, has broken his silence on the country’s mounting racial and social unrest.
“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers,” Jordan writes in a one-page letter via The Undefeated. “I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.”
He also used the letter to announce that he’s donating $1 million each to two organizations working to build trust between law enforcement and the communities in which they work — the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Institute for Community-Police Relations. Both groups were informed about the donations Sunday night.

“Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference,” Jordan continued. “Over the past three decades I have seen up close the dedication of the law enforcement officers who protect me and my family. I have the greatest respect for their sacrifice and service. I also recognize that for many people of color their experiences with law enforcement have been different than mine. I have decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change.”

He added: “I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.”

Jordan lost his father, James Jordan, during a roadside robbery in North Carolina in 1993, in which he was murdered by two men. One of the men convicted in the killing is eligible for parole this year.
According to The Undefeated, a spokeswoman said that Jordan’s decision to go public with his statement and donation was made about two weeks ago, but was delayed after learning that the NBA would relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte due to North Carolina’s bathroom bill – which doesn’t afford protections to those in the LGBT community. Jordan, she said, did not want his announcement to take away from the focus on the LGBT community.

In closing, Jordan wrote:
“We are privileged to live in the world’s greatest country – a country that has provided my family and me the greatest of opportunities. The problems we face didn’t happen overnight and they won’t be solved tomorrow, but if we all work together, we can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities.”

Jennifer Lopez Had SO Many Famous Friends Around As She Celebrated Her 47th Birthday
You probably couldn't take a step at Jennifer Lopez's 47th birthday celebration in Las Vegas without bumping into an uberfamous celebrity. The sexy "Ain't Your Mama" singer, who simply doesn't age, had all her favorite people in tow for her big day — and they all just happen to be stars.

Kim Kardashian and Calvin Harris were there (what did they talk about?), and of course, BFF Leah Remini and longtime boyfriend Casper Smart. There was also a blast from the past with Fat Joe attending. Even soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo took a break from his post-Euro-2016 vacation to visit the US for Jennifer's gathering.
And because J Lo is J Lo, she partied two days in a row! First wearing a custom Balmain brown dress that showed off her impressive abs a day before her real birthday, and then on Sunday July 10, in a sparkly low-cut blue Zuhair Murad gown at the rooftop of the MGM Grand Hotel for a karaoke-filled night.

Rihanna Lands Major Role In A&E’s Hit Triller ‘Bates Motel’
Have you seen “Bates Motel” on A&E yet? Well if not, you might want to catch up!
The hit thriller, based on the characters of Alfred Hitchcocks groundbreaking 1960 film Pyscho, is getting some major star power behind it’s upcoming farewell season.
Announced on Twitter, Rihanna revealed to fans that she will be joining the series’ fifth and final season. The international superstar is set to take on the role of Marion Crane, the famous character played by Janet Leigh in Psycho.
Rihanna announced the news with a surprise video at Comic-Con. “It’s your girl RiRi,” she said in the clip. “Let me tell you what a bad bitch is about to do. I am about to check into the ‘Bates Motel’ very soon. Guess what else? Guess who’s playing Marion?”
Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin were thrilled to announce the news too.

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” the execs said in a statement. “We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.”
The fifth season of “Bates Motel” will start production in Vancouver in the fall and it’s scheduled to air in 2017.
Rihanna’s acting doesn’t stop there. She’s also set to appear in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets alongside stars like Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, and Dane DeHaan.

While at Comic-Con too, DeHaan spoke about his work with RiRi. “Rihanna’s part is so crazy, it’s so awesome,” he said. “I worked with her the first two weeks of the shoot and whenever I told anybody what I was going to be doing, their jaws were on the floor and they were so jealous. And that’s all I can say.”

Music News: Toni Braxton Announces North American Fall Tour
R&B royalty Toni Braxton is coming to a city near you this fall! The 7x Grammy Award winner has announced a North American headlining tour, kicking off October 8 in Oakland, CA.
Braxton will travel across the country stopping in 18 cities, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and many more, before culminating with a show in Atlantic City, NJ on November 12.

Most recently, Braxton released Love, Marriage & Divorce, her duets album with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. The album took off behind “Hurt You,” the Urban AC #1 duet hit. The two also shared the win for Best R&B Album at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards.
Check out her tour itinerary below.

Oct. 8 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
Oct. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
Oct. 12 – Detroit, MI @ MotorCity Casino Hotel
Oct. 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Oct. 15 – Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live
Oct. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Arie Crown
Oct. 20 – Tupelo, MS @ Bancorp South Arena
Oct. 21 – Tunica, MS @ Horseshoe Tunica
Oct. 22 – Savannah, GA @ Johnny Mercer Theatre
Oct. 26 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Oct. 28 – Charlestown, WV @ Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races
Oct. 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Theatre
Oct. 30 – New Brunswick NJ @ State Theatre
Nov. 4 – Houston, TX @ Arena Theatre
Nov. 5 -Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino
Nov. 9 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PAC
Nov. 11 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre @ Westbury
Nov. 12 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Circus Maximus

2016 NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS: Steve Harvey brought the folks to have a good time In Vegas
TV and radio host Steve Harvey hosted his annual State Farm Neighborhood Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The show honors local businesses, religious/neighborhood leaders, churches, and high schools for their contributions as well as excellence within their own neighborhoods. Fans vote for their faves in the weeks leading up to the show and winners from the 12 categories are announced during the show.

Of course, Steve's wife Marjorie was there to show her support.
The awards show came complete with several special performances by The O'Jays, Erykah Badu and Maxwell:
On the carpet:
R&B diva Toni Braxton kept it her usual sultry self on the carpet before posing it up with son Diezel Braxton.
Looks like she left her rumored beau Birdman behind for this event.
Performers Erykah Badu and Maxwell hit the carpet to strike a few poses.
Gospel singer Yolanda Adams got stylish in a black jumpsuit and black caged sandals.
Actress Bern Nadette Stanis, best known as Thelma on “Good Times,” was in the mix.
Singer Lalah Hathaway and TV personality Ed Gordon were all smiles before hitting the stage to present.
Backstage, attorney Benjamin Crump, actor/comedian Lavell Crawford and comedian Earthquake snapped it up. We can only imagine the funny conversation that ensued afterwards.
Fun Times!

“Wonder Woman” Has A Smoking Hot Trailer: Watch Here!
San Diego Comic-Con has been chock full of crazy media magic, and Warner Bros just released the official trailer for the forthcoming flick “Wonder Woman.”
Slated to hit theaters on June 2nd, 2017, the much-anticipated movie stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Elena Anaya.

Per the synopsis, “An Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world, and becomes the greatest of its heroes.”

EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Hard Body Jaye
Meet Hard Body Jaye. So you know what to do to see more. Just GO HERE TO SEE THE PICS and remember they’re NSFW!

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