1/23/17

The Daily Buzz For Jan 24


Ebony Magazine Reminds Us “Yes, We Still Can” In February 2017 Issue
In a time where many feel hopeless, EBONY Magazine reminds us that even in the midst of misfortune, “Yes, We Still Can.” The February 2017 issue features cover art by artist Kadir Nelson and 10 of Black America’s leading thinkers and their thoughts on how to “keep hope and progress alive the next four years.” Although the past eight years with President Barack Obama gave us a sense of bliss, we must continue “to fight back against the economic and institutional violence that is as powerful as any bullet,” said Kirsten West Savali of The Root.

Author Isabel Wilkerson, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Princeton professor Imani Perry and more chime in on building the Black community and how revolutionary Black love in addition to learning from our past will be our savior. The February 2017 issue of EBONY is available on newsstands now. Head over to their site to read more.


#RHoA: Oh? Kenya Moore makes accusation that Shereé Whitfield was abused?
During the Sunday, Jan. 23, 2017, episode of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Kenya Moore was adamant that her co-star Shereé Whitfield had been in abusive relationships.
It all started because Whitfield pointed out a fallacy of Moore’s. “You provoke people. Just look at you and Matt – he’s breaking windows. Obviously, you provoke a lot of people,” Whitfield told her.

That didn’t rest well with Moore, who countered with, “Now don’t do that. You provoke people too … You have former boyfriends who have jumped on you, too. I haven’t been jumped on since I was 16 years old … I’ve been around Matt who flies off the handle. But the difference is he has never physically harmed me — which is more than what I can say about Porsha Ali.”

During her confessional, Moore expounds, “I know for a fact Shereé has been in an abusive relationship before. Someone that has had a man putting their hands on them should not be saying to another woman that she is the cause of a man being violent to them.”
Whitfield is not entertained. In fact, she said, “Now whether it’s true or not, you’re trying to make light of domestic violence. And I didn’t appreciate her bringing me into it.”

Whitfield recently penned Wives, Fiancées, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta; maybe this book will shed some light on the source of Moore’s accusation.


#EMPIRE: Bryshere Gray reveals what he likes in a woman
The Steve Harvey Show welcomed one of the hottest up and coming entertainers who can be seen on FOX’s hit show “Empire,” BRYSHERE GRAY, better known as the real life rapper YAZZ THE GREATEST! Bryshere has added another impressive credit to his growing resume, starring as Michael Bivins in BET’s mini series “The New Edition Story,” airing January 24 – 26. Backstage Bryshere played a game of 30 Second Quick Questions.

WATCH HERE
Don’t forget “The New Edition Story,” airing January 24 – 26 on BET!


Chrisette Michele Releases Poetic Response To Inauguration Performance Backlash “No Political Genius”
Chrisette Michele became the talk of the town last week, when it was revealed that she would be performing during one of the inauguration parties for President Donald Trump.  The songstress did in fact perform a Gospel set, and it was reported that the she was paid $250,000 for the performance.

Many fans and those in the music community were shocked to find out that Chrisette would be performing and lashed out at her on social media.  Since performing, the Long Island native has made only a brief statement, but her manager lashed out at some in the industry that shaded her, including director Spike Lee, who vowed to no longer use a song of hers that he was planning to place in the upcoming Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It inspired by his 1986 film.

Chrisette Michele has released a response to the situation with a recorded poem! Titled “No Political Genius,” the singer looks to create conversation, and invites listeners to stop bickering and start listening to each others point of view.

“I am the black song that Spike Lee won’t sing / I am the black voice inauguration bells ring / I am the black sheep disguising the scared wolf / No I am the black elephant in the red room, scared shook / White House invites me, you can call me their coon / I am the butterfly growing from slavery’s cocoon / I carry the mantle with God as my goon / He provides the life support, I’m dying singing his tune,” she cites on the opening verse.

Hear Chrisette’s “No Political Genius” poem
So what do you think?


Hip Hop News: Jay Z’s Tidal Sells 33 Percent Stake To Sprint
Jay Z once again proves he’s a business, man. Following rumors regarding various deals, Shawn Carter’s TIDAL has officially announced a new partnership with Sprint, bringing exclusive content to the phone company’s 45 million customers.
Through this deal, Sprint acquired 33 percent of TIDAL, leaving the rest to Jay Z and artist-owners like Beyoncé, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and Nicki Minaj. The deal cost Sprint $200 million, according to Billboard.

Sprint’s CEO, Marcelo Claure, will also join TIDAL’s Board of Directors as part of this move, which Hov is happy about.

“Sprint shares our view of revolutionizing the creative industry to allow artists to connect directly with their fans and reach their fullest, shared potential,” Jay Z said in a statement. “Marcelo understood our goal right away and together we are excited to bring Sprint’s 45 million customers an unmatched entertainment experience.”
Claure was also excited about the move, complimenting S. Carter on his ability to innovate. “Jay saw not only a business need, but a cultural one, and put his heart and grit into building TIDAL into a world-class music streaming platform that is unrivaled in quality and content,” he said. “The passion and dedication that these artist-owners bring to fans will enable Sprint to offer new and existing customers access to exclusive content and entertainment experiences in a way no other service can.”

Jay Z purchased TIDAL from Aspiro AB for $56 million in 2015. Since then, the company has soared and struggled. While artist exclusives like Beyoncé’s LEMONADE and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo have given the platform a competitive edge over rivals Apple Music and Spotify, it has also faced some challenges.
Shortly after buying TIDAL, Jay countered criticism by revealing the company’s mission. “We are here for the long haul,” he wrote. “Please give us a chance to grow & get better.”


New Couple Alert: Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky?
Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky reunited in Paris on Sunday.
The 21-year-old supermodel took time away from walking the runways at Paris Fashion Week to do some flea marketing shopping with the rapper.
She looked casual, wearing a cropped black chunky sweater and ripped light jeans — the top of her fishnet stocks showing over the low-cut pants. To stay warm in the chilly temperature, the brunette beauty draped a brown fur coat over her shoulders.

For accessories? A black fanny pack, dark shades and a pair of black strappy shoes.
Rocky, 28, made a statement in colorful red pants, a red plaid shirt, and a long black trench. He polished off the look with some black leather Gucci shoes.
This isn’t the first time the two have hit the Parisian streets together. They were spotted in the City of Lights in June — heading to one of Jenner’s favorite restaurants, L’Avenue.
The friends ended 2016 with hangouts on both the east and west coast — prompting many to question if Jenner and Rocky are an item.
They were spotted in Malibu on Dec. 11, grabbing a bite to eat at the famed Japanese restaurant and celebrity hotspot Nobu.
The weekend prior, Jenner spent quite a bit of quality time with Rocky in Miami for the annual Art Basel festivities — spending the night “side by side” while clubbing until the wee hours of the morning and acting “very flirty,” according to a source.

In October, the pair met up at a Los Angeles hotel.


Awwwwww, Keshia Knight-Pulliam Welcomes Baby Girl, Ella
Actress Keshia Knight-Pulliam has welcomed her first child, Ella Grace. The former Cosby Show and House of Payne star wrote on social media,
Ella Grace has arrived!!! No addition details about her bundle of joy have been released.

She tearfully revealed on her Candidly Keshia podcast explained how she came up with her daughters name,

In the midst of all of this was when she earned her middle name, Grace. When I tell you through all of this the grace of God has so been with us and has covered us and protected us, and she’s been my saving grace to get through it — just knowing that it’s not about me.
I had a dream and she came to me … and referred to herself as Ella and not Elle. Then I went to … a civil rights exhibit and one of the women who was at the forefront of the civil rights movement, who a lot of people don’t know about, her name was Ella.


Oh? Rickey Smiley Blames Producer For His Son Statement About Black Women On ‘Rickey Smiley For Real’ TV One.
Rickey’s Smiley son Craig made some ignorant comment about a beautiful black women on reality  TV show. In episode 9 season 3 of their reality show, Malik tried setting  Craig up with a Black woman because “all he’s dated was white and Mexicans.”

Things got a bit awkward when Malik pulled his cousin aside to explain why he’s not into his blind date — a Black woman.
“Her face,” he said. “Black females are not attractive to me. I look at them like my sisters… I went to an all-white school. Sometimes people have different tastes, and I don’t have a taste for her.”
Oddly enough the episode does not work on TV One click Here to watch on BET.

Rickey Smiley addresses the situation and throws the producer under the bus. I will keep you updated on what will happen next…

And for the recored the producer told my son the make that statement about black women. He’s about to apologize on the air
YEAH RIGHT!


New Edition Receives Their Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
On the eve of the premiere of their 3-night mini-series on BET, New Edition received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, and Johnny Gill reunited for the special occasion and all of the fellas looked amazing!


'American Horror Story' Crossover Season: Ryan Murphy Reveals New Details!
Ryan Murphy has previously teased American Horror Story fans by revealing that there will be an upcoming crossover season for the anthology series and now he is giving more details!
Each season of the series follows a completely new story and cast members take on new characters each time. In the crossover season, characters from multiple seasons will have storylines that intertwine.

American Horror Story was recently renewed for two more seasons, on top of the upcoming seventh season. The series will air through at least 2019!
 “It’s a character from season 1 that will be thrust into the world that you are left with at the end of Coven, which is sort of like the male/female/witch academy,” Ryan told EW about the crossover season. “And then all of those characters will intertwine, which is confusing because some of them are from seasons 1 and 3. Like, Sarah Paulson will probably be playing 18 characters.”

Ryan previously teased the crossover season at EW PopFest last year.

“It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between Murder House and Coven together, which is very bizarre,” he said.


Ladies, William Moseley Goes Shirtless for Hot Boxing Scene on 'The Royals'
William Moseley puts his ripped abs on display while going shirtless for a boxing scene on the latest episode of his show The Royals!
The 29-year-old actor faced off against his on-screen brother played by Max Brown and [spoiler alert] he won the match. William has been showing off his hot body for the ladies on the show all season long.


EGGPLANT NATION: Meet BLACK TANK
Meet BLACK TANK ! So you know what to do to see more. Just CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICS and remember they’re NSFW!

DISCLAIMER: WE DO NOT OWN NOR ALTER any images posted on this blog. All images are found online or submitted.

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AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘SLIGHTLY OFF’
You know what’s odd? I can see right through and the product placement still doesn’t add up. Like they’re in the right vicinity, but not quite on target.



HAVE A GREAT DAY AHEAD ALL!
EFREM

1/22/17

The Daily Buzz For Jan 23


First Look At Susan Sarandon And Jessica Lange As Bette Davis And Joan Crawford In ‘Feud’
Ryan Murphy's new anthology series premieres March 5 on FX.
Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange are set to star as bitter rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Ryan Murphy’s new anthology series Feud.

The two award-winning actresses landed the cover of Entertainment Weekly, posing as their upcoming characters.
According to NewNowNext, the series will chronicle the rivalry between the pair during the height of their success in the 1930s and 40s.
Their ongoing, bitter feud continued through to the 60s when they co-starred in the 1962 classic film, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
The movie was a huge hit but the drama heightened when Davis was nominated for an Oscar and Crawford wasn’t.
Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon will be joined by Alfred Molina, Sarah Paulson, Catherine Zeta Jones and Stanley Tucci.


IT'S NOW HAVE BEEN SET! Patriots vs. Falcons will BATTLE in Super Bowl 51
After a blowout win in the NFC Championship, the Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1999.
The Falcons have done it with offense, and have scored at least 30 points in six straight games. The Falcons were favored in 12 of their 18 games this season, and have only failed to cover the spread three times since November.

Now the Falcons will take on the Patriots, who are in the Super Bowl for the seventh time since 2001.
New England defeated the Steelers in the AFC Conference Championship, and Tom Brady is in pursuit of his fifth Super Bowl win. The Patriots were a Vegas favorite this season, and were only underdogs Week One- when Tom Brady was suspended against Arizona. They’ve been the favorite in 17 straight games, and they covered the spread in seven straight games heading into the AFC Championship.

In the Matt Ryan era in Atlanta, the Falcons don’t have much experience with the Patriots. They’ve met just once since Ryan took over the starting QB job in 2011, with the Falcons losing at home to New England 30-23.

GOOD LUCK!


#RHoA: Ladies ‘fear for safety’ over Porsha Williams anger issues, says Cynthia Bailey
Porsha Williams’s alleged anger management issues come to the fore on this week’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta — as it emerges her outbursts have left some of the other ladies fearing for their safety.
The revelation comes as the ladies sit down with Porsha to discuss going on a camping trip together after a successful trip to Flint, Michigan, to take part in Phaedra Parks’s summer camp.
It doesn’t take long for the subject of Porsha’s reported anger issues to come up, when Kenya Moore reveals Phaedra has told her about Porsha attending anger management classes.

Porsha is pretty p***ed that Phaedra has said that to the others, but Kenya then questions her saying: “Is that something you don’t want us to know about?
“Because there was that whole incident with you and Jami [Ziegler, her marketing manager who she allegedly attacked at the RHOA Christmas party]. We never got a real explanation about where it all came from.”
Cynthia Bailey then says in a private chat with producers: “Porsha’s had three physical altercations. So some of the girls are a little 15.”
Porsha is taken aback by the sudden all-round attack on her, saying: “I am feeling completely ambushed right now.”
But Kenya then starts to question whether the supposed anger management classes are really working for Porsha, referencing their row in 2014 during that season’s reunion special when Kenya was attacked by Porsha. Kenya says: “So the anger management isn’t working for you?”

But Porsha then hits back at Kenya, saying: “The feeling I’m getting from you is just very…negative.”
Also on this week’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, Phaedra and Kenya make amends to their friendship when they make the journey to Flint together — describing their road trip as “like Thelma & Louise”.

Cythia also settles herself in at Kandi Burruss’s house, Bob (who as usual is endlessly sweating) tries his best to win back Sheree with some bizarre cabaret, and Porsha starts to worry about herself and Todd.


Taraji P. Henson, Jim Parsons buy out theaters for free Hidden Figures screenings
Taraji P. Henson and Jim Parsons are paying it forward.

After audiences catapulted their crowd-pleasing hit Hidden Figures to No. 1 at the domestic box office for two consecutive weeks, its stars have taken turns buying out screenings of the film and offering the tickets to low-income moviegoers.
According to an email obtained by The A.V. Club, Henson, who lives in Chicago, wanted to “share the film with people in her adopted hometown who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to see it,” and bought out a 2 p.m. show at the city’s AMC Ford City 14 location.
When reached for comment, theater staff told EW that Henson purchased the theater’s largest auditorium, which boasts 211 seats — 210 of which were filled for the presentation.

Octavia Spencer, widely considered to be in the running to receive her second best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her work on the film, previously provided free tickets to Los Angelenos over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend.
Via her Twitter account, Spencer also thanked Hidden Figures costar Jim Parsons Friday for reportedly giving away tickets to a Houston showing of the prospective awards contender.
 “I work w/ the most generous people. thx #jimparsons,” she wrote.

Hidden Figures, which has grossed $84.3 million in North America thus far, is now playing in theaters nationwide.


New Music: Demetria Mckinnney – Easy
Singer/actress Demetria McKinnney is back with a confident new single titled “Easy,” but she’s letting any suitors know that getting with her won’t be the title of the song.
“Want to be my number 1? / We can be together, we can fall in love / It just ain’t that easy,” she sings on the chorus, after letting the boys know that she isn’t stuck up, but she knows her worth.
“I know my worth / Boy you gotta put me first / I ain’t no sucka chick, I ain’t picky, I just know what’s best for me / I can’t let nobody get the best of me / Part-time love ain’t my destiny,” Demetria sings.

“Easy” is the first single off McKinney’s forthcoming album Officially Yours, which is coming soon.

Take a listen HERE


New Hip Hop Music from Lloyd Banks – ‘Toxic’
Lloyd Banks gets “Toxic” for the ninth edition of his #BlueFridaySeries.
Produced by Asethic, the hard-hitting track finds Blue Hefner boasting about his status while coming to grips with “complex” situations.
“You’ll never understand, it’s complex,” he raps. “My ni**as known for fu**ing shit up, avoid the bomb threats / Lost in the system, losing my mind next / Out here, No. 1, it ain’t a contest.”

LISTEN HERE
“Toxic” follows last week’s “Temptation,” another potent cut. “You don’t know what the f**k it took to get here,” Banks raps on the piano-laden banger. “How I’m gon’ lose it?”

Prior to that, the Punchline King also released “History 2,” “Champagne and Caviar,” “Remain Calm,” and the Big K.R.I.T. and Curren$y-assisted “Change Lanes” as part of the ongoing #BlueFridaySeries.


The World Attend The Women’s March!
Hollywood celebrities came out in full force Saturday, a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, to participate in women’s marches in Washington, DC, LA, NYC and other cities.
Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Madonna, Willow Smith, Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross Alicia Keys & Janelle Monae
Celebs in Washington, DC included Madonna, America Ferrara, Maxwell, Cher, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Amy Schumer, Janelle Monae and others.
In New York, Whoopi Goldberg, Rihanna, Helen Mirren and Cynthia Nixon joined protestors. In LA, celebs including Ariana Grande, Yara Shahidi, Tracee Ellis Ross, Aja Naomi King, Alfred Enoch, Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox, Yvette Nicole Brown, Mindy Kaling, Willow Smith, Miley Cyrus, Jane Fonda were spotted. At Sundance, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, C
They also attended worldwide! 


Keke Palmer Accuses Trey Songz Of ‘Sexual Intimidation’ In Unauthorized Music Video
Shortly after appearing in the music video for Trey Songz and Fabolous’ MIKExANGEL-assisted “Pick Up the Phone,” Keke Palmer says her cameo was not approved. Moreover, she said it was another example of women being treated unfairly.
“This is preposterous,” she wrote on Instagram. “How am I in this video Trey? After you found me in a closet HIDING because I was so afraid of anymore conflict. Literally my last option was to hide because you all would not listen when I said I did not want to be in the video the FIRST time.”

In the post, Keke also claimed she was disrespected and sexually intimidated at the party. “Just cause you give someone food and alcohol and throw in a little sexual intimidation doesn’t mean they will buckle,” Palmer wrote. “Yet, you still disrespected me as a young women, whom you’ve known since she was TWELVE. YOU STILL, defied my wishes and in turn showed your lack of respect for a brand that took me fourteen years to build and put me in the video against my wishes.
Palmer appears in the video while MIKExANGEL sings about how he’ll “palm her pussy like Keke.” Soon after he sings the lyric, Palmer appears to be taking selfies near the singer. In her post, Palmer reveals those scenes were “secretly filmed.”

“I clearly said no,” she wrote. “And you said okay, yet I was being secretly filmed when you told me ‘let me just show you the idea’?? Wow…this is the sexism and misogyny I refer to because if I was a dude, he wouldn’t have even tried me like this. Let this be a lesson to all, I’m not for the bullshit. I’m serious about my business and you will not use my likeness without MY permission. When you in front of a boss you treat them like one, like I treat YOU. NO MEANS NO!!!!!!! People have to listen to women and stop questioning them and their intelligence. Speak up, cause when you look someone in the face and they say ‘I understand. You don’t have to feel pressured to do the video’ and they STILL put you in it, it is a violation. It would be great to be able to handle these things privately but why when they aren’t respected?”
In video messages, Keke explained that she was under the influence at the party where the music video was shot. But she also said she was anxious due to pressure. “I hid in the closet because I was so afraid,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do. I really don’t like conflict. It was just too much. I started to feel overwhelmed.”
“I have suffered with anxiety most of my life, I did not go to high school, I am a bit socially inept,” she added in a caption. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter, what matters is I said ‘no.’ After all that dramatic shit I still wound up in the video somehow. P.S. Don’t feel bad about saying how you feel.”
Songz responded with a series of posts on social media. “Babygirl buggin,” he tweeted. “Point blank period. Got my number, coulda called, saw the cameras and the lights, heard action…I don’t do this twitter shit, girl you know me and got my number fuck outta here.
 “So sorry for those that believe everything without knowing anything,” he continued on Instagram. “However, I cannot devote my life to responding to, or clearing up every side of every story you hear about me, when would I actually live? I know my character, I know my truth, I know my heart. God does too. Words to anyone who’s being tested right now…I feel you, it’ll pass, I’ve been in a million storms…they all pass. Don’t let the noisy thoughts of others drown your inner voice, or inner peace for that matter.”

He added hashtags to his post like: “#iwrotethisontheyacht #lmao #ididnotwritethisontheyacht #aintersgonnaaint #itwasallgoodjustaweekago #longasspost #gotrealproblemskeeppettyshitoffmyline.”

Watch the video in question for “Pick Up the Phone” off Trey and Fabolous’ Trappy New Years project HERE


BLOOP! Stacey Dash Got Fired From Fox News!
Just when Stacey Dash thought her job was secure with Trump getting into the highest office, not so much.
The Hill reports Fox News decided not to renew a few contracts, including hers.  Longtime political commentator George Will, Republican strategist Ed Rollins and actress Stacey Dash won't be entering the Fox News building again, this according to a network spokesperson.

50-Year-Old Stacey was signed by the network in 2014 and appeared on the daily afternoon show "Outnumbered."
BYE!


Box office report: Split stuns with $40.2 million opening weekend
M. Night Shyamalan is in the midst of a massive big-screen resurgence.
Following the unexpected success of his 2015 thriller The Visit, Shyamalan, once touted as the next Steven Spielberg, has again bounced back from a downward trajectory — which saw poor critical reviews and diminishing box office returns for films like Lady in the Water, The Happening, and After Earth — as his James McAvoy thriller Split gives the writer-director one of the best opening weekends among his 19-year filmography.

At 3,038 theaters, Split premieres to a solid B+ grade on CinemaScore and an astounding $40.2 million in ticket sales — more than the debut grosses of The Sixth Sense ($26.7 million) and Unbreakable ($30.3 million). The film opened Friday in 20 international markets, which stacked an additional $5.8 million on top of the film’s North American earnings for a global tally of $46 million with a further 44 territories on deck in the coming months. 
 At a distant second on the domestic chart is Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which makes a decent $20 million over its first three days some 15 years after the series’ first installment. Diesel, who’s since evolved into a minted genre staple, took a risk in returning to the xXx action franchise he launched in 2002, as the film’s Ice Cube-fronted sequel, subtitled State of the Union, flopped with $26.8 million in 2005. Return of Xander Cage struck a chord with its target audience as well, scoring an A- from polled moviegoers, according to CinemaScore.
While it missed the top spot in the U.S., Return of Xander Cage is the No. 1 film at the worldwide box office after earning $50.5 million overseas. The flick climbed to the top of 32 international charts, including Russia, France, Germany, and Mexico. It opens in Korea, China, and Japan in the weeks ahead.
Fox’s Hidden Figures continues riding the word-of-mouth wave, finishing its third weekend in wide release at No. 3 with an estimated $16.3 million. The ensemble drama, about three black NASA mathematicians who made substantial contributions to the U.S. space program amid the era of racial segregation, has earned a glowing $84.2 million thus far and is pacing to easily clear the $100 million mark by the end of its theatrical run.

Rounding out the top five are Illumination and Universal’s animated family musical Sing — spending its fifth straight week in the top four — and the current best picture frontrunner La La Land, which adds an estimated $8.4 million to its ballooning total two days before it’s set to earn double-digit Oscar nominations.


He Put A Ring On It: Tika Sumpter Is Engaged!
The super-private actress shared the happy news just months after giving birth to her first child.
The gorgeous Tika Sumpter is engaged!
The new mom broke the news on The Real, calling the occasion “simple and awesome.” The episode is set to air Monday.
Loni Love noticed the ring on Sumpter’s finger, and straight up asked her if she was engaged.
“Yeah,” Sumpter responded laughing. "Yeah, I'm engaged!"
And who is the lucky guy to nail down this beauty? The Haves and Have Nots actress has kept her relationship of two years private, even through the pregnancy and birth of her first child Ella-Loren last year. 
She is rumored to be dating her The Have and Have Nots co-star Nick James (plus he did post an Instagram of a baby's hand a couple of weeks ago!!).
The engagement took place on Christmas Day, Sumpter explained, with her now-fiance first hiding a letter behind their daughter -- who was celebrating his first Christmas.
“It was a letter of just beauty,” she said, “and [then] he proposed!”
The Southside With You actress told Fit Pregnancy last year that social media was a reason she stayed quiet about her pregnancy and the baby's father.
“I didn't want to hear, 'Who's the dad?'” said Sumpter, “Social media can be harsh, and I'm a mama bear, protective of my family. So that's why I waited to tell people, including some of my friends.”
Apparently, the fiance had been holding onto the ring for a while, trying to find the right moment to propose, Sumpter told The Real hosts

“It’s been burning a hole in his pocket for a while,” she said excitedly.
Congrats to Sumpter, and her soon-to-be hubby!


iLoveMakonnen Announces He’s Gay
iLoveMakonnen, the rapper and singer who had everyone going up on a “Tuesday,” announced he’s gay on Twitter.
With all due respect, many of us already knew that. But, it’s good he’s living freely in his truth.
Peep his tweets below.
Makonnen is the second rapper this week to come out.

On the eve of his 21st birthday, Chance The Rapper‘s little brother, Taylor Bennett, announced he is bisexual.


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

DISCLAIMER: WE DO NOT OWN NOR ALTER any images posted on this blog. All images are found online or submitted.

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AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
THE FULLER MOONER
If there were participation trophies for covering your ass, you still wouldn’t receive one.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the cozy couch? That doesn’t seem right.


HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD ALL!
EFREM

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