7/26/17

The Daily Buzz For July 27


MTV VMAs nominations announced,And the gender-specific categories dropped
On Tuesday via Instagram Live, MTV announced the nominees for the 2017 Video Music Awards, and the DAMN. rapper led the way with eight nominations for “HUMBLE.,” the first single off his recent album, which debuted to critical and commercial acclaim in April. Among the video’s nominations are those for Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop, and Best Direction.

Lamar will be competing for the newly created honor of Artist of the Year with Katy Perry and The Weekend, who tied for the second most nominations with five apiece. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and Ariana Grande join them in the category, which marks the first year the show will ditch the gender-specific awards. MTV made the same move earlier this year for its inaugural TV & Movie Awards.

Competing against Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE.’ for the top prize, Video of the Year, are Mars’ “24K Magic,” The Weeknd’s “Reminder,” Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful,” and DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

The 2017 VMAs will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. ET. Check out the complete list of nominees below (excluding Best Song of Summer, which will be announced at a later date).

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

BEST COLLABORATION
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

BEST POP
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

BEST HIP HOP
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

BEST DANCE
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way”
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water”
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone”

BEST ROCK
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams”
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
Green Day – “Bang Bang”
Foo Fighters – “Run”

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan”
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean – “Light”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend – “Surefire”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill”
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak”
Halsey – “Now or Never”

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation”
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Sia – “The Greatest”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”

BEST EDITING
Future – “Mask Off”
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Lorde – “Green Light”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”


#RHoA: Shamea Morton Marries Gerald Mwangi in a Lovely Kenyan Ceremony
The #RHOA Georgia Peach is officially a Mrs.

(Via Bravo) Shamea Morton has tied the knot with her African prince. The Real Housewives of Atlanta bestie married Gerald Mwangi in a ceremony in Kenya on July 22.
Shamea and Gerald, who is originally from Kenya, partied with their wedding guests in a reception held on Mount Kenya. Shamea's RHOA pal Kandi Burruss captured all of the "#FunTimes" at Shamea's wedding on Instagram.
The RHOA couple has been together for more than three years before tying the knot. "He is amazing. He is definitely Godsend. And they say you got to kiss a couple of frogs before you get your Prince Charming, and that is definitely what he is," Shamea gushed about her then-fiancΓ© during an interview with The Daily Dish in April. "I think about where I was five years ago even, and I think about where I am now, and all I can say is, ‘God, he is so good, and he is so merciful, and he is so understanding, and he is so patient and forgiving.' And it’s nothing but his work that brought us together."
Shamea also told The Daily Dish that she and Gerald planned to make a home in Atlanta following their big day. "He and his siblings came to the States for college. So he’s been in the States right before his 18th birthday, and he’s like, 'No, I never want to leave Atlanta,'" Shamea said. "That’s where all my family is, and he has all his friends here, and we just have a really great life in Atlanta. That’s where we want to raise our kids, and this is home for us."

Congrats!


EMPIRE; See ‘Empire’ Co-Creator Danny Strong’s New Film ‘Rebel in The Rye’
As literary declarations go, “Holden Caulfield deserves an entire book” sounds like one of the safer bets, but as this trailer for IFC Films’ upcoming Rebel in the Rye suggests, the sentiment wasn’t exactly a universal one when the young, untried author J.D. Salinger began his road to a masterpiece.
Rebel in the Rye, directed by Danny Strong and starring Nicholas Hoult as Salinger, chronicles The Catcher in the Rye author’s literary beginnings and the inspirations behind the novel and its phony-hating main character Holden. Says IFC, “the film sheds light on the events that shaped the young author, and some of the influential people who he meets in his pursuit of success – namely his mentor Whit Burnett.”
Burnett is played by Kevin Spacey, and he’s the one who suggests turning Holden’s tale from short story to novel.

Watch the trailer HERE

The trailer also flashes back to Salinger’s wartime experiences, and the disapproval he later faced from his doubting father (Victor Garber). Also starring are Sarah Paulson, Zoey Deutch and Hope Davis.
Strong directs from his own script, and Rebel in the Rye is produced by Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman, Danny Strong, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill.

IFC releases Rebel in the Rye September 15, 2017.


Ol’ Skool flashback: Teddy Riley & Tammy Lucas – Is It Good To You
Seemingly from the start of his career, Teddy Riley began working with the talented singer Tammy Lucas. She’d begin writing and providing backing vocals to songs he’d produce, but that work culminated with the song “Is It Good To You” from 1991.

The original version of the song was included as part of the star studded “Juice” soundtrack. The project is considered one of the greatest soundtracks of all time and includes artists like Naughty by Nature, Eric B & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Aaron Hall, EPMD and much more.

Lets go back and Listen to ‘Is It Good To You’ HERE


As for Tammy Lucas, you might be wondering what she’s been up to in recent years. Our friends over at ‘You Know I Got Soul’ caught up with the singer for a pretty extensive interview last year, giving them the background on her career. She mentioned her start working with Teddy Riley:

We did a few things and Guy was just getting started. I did some of the vocals on the first Guy album. We did a bunch of stuff together. We did something with J.T. from Kool and the Gang. Teddy was getting a lot of work and that was before Virginia Beach. Then we took a little break from each other and then he had the Michael Jackson thing. He called me onto that and we went down to LA and we met Michael Jackson and the engineer Mr. Swedien. We got a lot of open tracks. Teddy and Michael were working on his album and there were a million different tracks. They gave us a lot of open tracks. “Remember the Time” was one and “Joy” was another one. I’m not sure what the other one was, but I took the stuff back in my little cocoon. I wrote “Joy” and Bernard Belle wrote “Remember The Time”. We co-wrote those with Teddy and Michael Jackson. That’s something I’m really proud of. “Joy” didn’t make the “Dangerous” album and then Blackstreet recorded it years later and I think it was a number one song.

Nice


#NEWHIPHOP from Belly – ‘P.O.P.’
After teasing the Blac Chyna-assisted video, Belly unleashes his new Glorious single “P.O.P.”

Over the piano-laden Ben Billions beat, the XO affiliate raps about “the power of pussy.” “No job and she hit a lick,” he rhymes. “That’s a fuck and blow job with some benefits / Went and got an ass job and some bigger tits / Now, she at the Benz dealership? / I’m like, ‘Get it, bitch!'”

LISTEN HERE

A video for the track is expected soon. But before that, Belly has released a behind-the-scenes clip from the shoot, which features Blac Chyna, a vintage Ferrari, and several gorgeous models.
“P.O.P.” is a single off Belly’s forthcoming Glorious project, a follow-up to last year’s InZombia and Another Day in Paradise.


‘Wonder Woman’ 2 Release Date Announced
The Warner Bros. and DC Comics has announced a release date for the sequel to their box office smash, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

Wonder Woman 2 will arrive on December 13, 2019. While I’m hot as fish grease that I have to wait over two years to see Princess Diana kicking butt and taking names – I’m geeked the sequel is happening!

Via Deadline: Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman has been the breakout smash of the summer, last week passing Guardians of the Galaxy 2 as the season’s top=grossing pic. It opened domestically June 2 with a $103M opening weekend that broke numerous records, including best bow for a female-directed film. Overseas, the film crashed in $125M for a worldwide debut of $228M.


Oh? Amber Rose on Dark Days After the Kanye West Split: ‘If I Was Going to Kill Myself, I Would Have During Those Times’
Amber Rose is getting forthright about her 2010 split from Kanye West and the “constant bullying” she says she’s endured from him over the years.
During an interview with Complex‘s “Everyday Struggle” talk show, the TV personality opened up about her personal battles in the years since breaking up with the rapper, and how his harsh comments deeply impacted her life.

“I see this a lot on the Internet: ‘Amber’s going to hurt him.’ I’ve been the one that’s been heartbroken. I have never cheated on any of my boyfriends,” Rose, 33, revealed during her sit-down interview. “I still have never said anything mean about Kanye. This is after six, seven years of constant bullying from him.”

Rose and West, 40, dated for two years before calling it quits in 2010 — the same year he released the Grammy winning My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, his fifth studio album, inspired by their breakup.
“It’s a great part of history and it’s a great part of hip-hop, and I’m happy to be a part of it, but that time was not a great time for me,” she said. “I’m famous, and I’m broke. I can’t date anyone else. I can’t say anything on the Internet because Kanye has such a voice. If I was going to kill myself, I would have done it during those times.”

“The only thing I got from him was fame. I had to just take that,” Rose continues. “I had to take that heartbreak on top of it.”


#SHOTSFIRED Charlize Theron Calls Tia Mowry “A B!tch” Over SoulCycle Comments?
Who knew Charlize Theron was the shade queen?!

The “Atomic Blonde” actress stopped by Watch What Happens Live and played “Plead The Fifth” with host Andy Cohen. Being a little shady himself, Andy asked Charlize if the rumor about her rolling her eyes at Tia Mowry during a SoulCycle workout class was true. Theron answered by saying, “What a b!tch,” and while she was somewhat joking, her continued response was a bit more petty (or passive aggressive at the very least).
“I’m not an eye roller,” Charlize stated, “but I would be like ‘f*ck off’.” And after claiming she didn’t even remember seeing Mowry at SoulCycle, she followed up with a non-apology saying, “I’m sorry if you were there.” THE. SHADE.

LISTEN HERE


It’s also worth noting that she never flat out denied the eye-roll, she more so just deflected.


Justin Bieber Cancels Tour because he has accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior!
Justin Bieber surprised fans by abruptly nixing the remaining dates on his “Purpose World Tour.” Now, questions are being asked about his reasons for the cancellation.
Bieber has cited “unforeseen circumstances” in his official statement and he also claimed exhaustion influenced the decision. However, insiders say he was more influenced by religion, according to TMZ.

Sources from the Hillsong Church say that Bieber cut his tour short because he’s “rededicated his life to Christ.” The pop star has frequently been seen with Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz in recent months. They even attended a large church event in Australia recently. Still, insiders claim that Lentz did not influence the decision.
In a paparazzi interview, Bieber explained his reasons for cancelling the tour, while quieting concerns about the matter. “Everything is fine,” he said. “I’ve been on tour for two years. Just resting and getting some relaxation. We’re gonna ride some bikes.”

When asked about his message to fans, he responded: “I love you guys. I think you guys are awesome. Sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed. It’s not my heart or anything. Have a blessed day.”
But fans weren’t the only ones disappointed in Bieber’s cancellation. According to TMZ, more than 200 people are out of work due to the decision, with many of them upset and feeling blindsided by the situation.

Crew members reportedly don’t believe Bieber’s exhaustion claims, either. According to sources, the pop crooner recently had a month off in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles, where he apparently played sports and partied during his down time.
Shortly after his remaining “Purpose Tour” dates were scrapped, Bieber issued a statement through his camp. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the ‘Purpose World Tour’ concerts,” read the statement. “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the ‘Purpose World Tour’ over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates.”


K Michelle gets her own day in Houston as K Michelle Day!
R&B singer/reality star K. Michelle received some love from H-Town. The Rebellious Soul singer was awarded with her very own day in Houston. July 16th is officially "K. Michelle Day." She gushed about the honor on Instagram, posting a video when she received the honor and a caption of gratefulness.
Chic is getting all the days all around the country...so it seems.

Congrats K!


FIGHT NEWS ALERT! Mayweather vs McGregor Fight Will Be In Movie Theaters
Movie theaters around the U.S. will show the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26th.

Movie theater tickets for the fight are being sold at $40 per adult in advance. It will cost boxing fans that watch it on high-definition pay-per-view TV, $99.95. Tickets to attend the actual fight at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, ranges from $500 to $10,000.


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HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY!!!
EFREM

K Michelle gets her own day in Houston as K Michelle Day!


K Michelle gets her own day in Houston as K Michelle Day!
R&B singer/reality star K. Michelle received some love from H-Town. The Rebellious Soul singer was awarded with her very own day in Houston. July 16th is officially "K. Michelle Day." She gushed about the honor on Instagram, posting a video when she received the honor and a caption of gratefulness.
Girlfriend is getting all the days all around the country...

Congrats K!

7/25/17

ARE YOU USING IT? Alicia Keys has a Neon Braided Look! πŸ‘€ πŸ˜‡ 😈


ARE YOU USING IT? Alicia Keys has a Neon Braided Look!
"The Voice" judge Alicia Keys is keeping it bright this Summer '17. Bright AF actually.

The make-up free (well....) singer/actress just showed off her new neon pink, orange and yellow braids on the Gram.  And they're hard to miss.
While braids are becoming a staple once again (of course, they've always been a go-to look for us but they're becoming even more popular these days amongst the celeb set), Alicia decided to turn it up a notch with the multi-color factor.

So...do you like Alicia's new look, or NAH?

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