4/19/18

The Daily Buzz For April 20 ☕📰☕


Pink Covers People’s 2018 “Beautiful Issue” with Her 2 Kids
Pink is on the cover of People magazine’s beauty issue, and she’s got some adorable company — her young children.

The magazine has rebranded its “Most Beautiful” issue as “The Beautiful Issue” and features dozens of celebrities, including some posing with their best friends, their rescue pets and without makeup.
People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle says the magazine adopted the approach to “make clear the issue is not a beauty contest.” Cagle says Pink was chosen after editors saw photos of the singer with her children, 15-month-old son Jameson Moon and 6-year-old daughter Willow Sage.

Pink offers her thoughts on parenting in the issue and says she believes in giving affection and letting her son and daughter know that they can count on her and her husband, motocross racer Carey Hart.
“My parents obviously did not believe in that and I worked out okay,” the singer told the magazine. “I always tell Willow, ‘I’m going to teach you the rules so that you’ll know how and when to break them.’”

Several stars who have been featured on the cover of the magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issues in the past are included in the 2018 edition, including Courteney Cox, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts, who has been featured on the cover of the “Most Beautiful” issue a record five times.
Among the men featured in the issue are Jimmy Kimmel, Drake, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon.

The issue is on newsstands today.


#RHOA: Kandi Burruss Takes On Kim Zolciak & Sheree Whitfield
What’s the real Tea, Is Kandi the one who sent Kim running from the set?

Kandi Burruss and Kim Zolciak are going to face off yet again in part 3 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta season 10 reunion.
Kandi and Kim have been going back and forth all season over accusations that Kandi tried to bag Kim. On Sunday, they will have their final face-off over this matter, and Kandi had some of that smoke to Sheree Whitfield, too.

In a clip from the next installment of the RHOA season 10 reunion, Kandi calls out Kim and Sheree about her alleged attempts to seduce Kim. While Kim and Sheree tried to backpedal and deny making any such claims, Bravo says otherwise.

Could this be what finally makes Kim walk off the set? Find out when the next part of the RHOA season 10 reunion airs Sunday night at 8 p.m. on Bravo.


#Empire:  Bridgeport Conn resident lands guest role on TV show 'Empire'
A 19-year-old from Bridgeport has landed a guest role on the Fox television series "Empire."
Series executive producer Lee Daniels was so impressed by a question that Theo Wilson asked at a September fan forum that Daniels flew Wilson and his foster father to Chicago in March to film a scene for the show.

The Harding High School senior says Daniels admired the way he spoke about his experience growing up in foster care. His question had to do with getting into show business. Wilson says he'll never forget being called upon to share his story.
"It was shocking," Wilson says. "I had to, like, think, wait, that's my name, so it was a very exciting moment."
Watch report from News 12 Connecticut HERE

Wilson says he's not allowed to talk about his role until the episode airs May 16 at 8 p.m. on Fox.


#MusicNews: Lauryn Hill Announces ‘Miseducation’ 20th Anniversary Tour
It’s been two decades since Lauryn Hill made history with her iconic debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. To celebrate the 20-year milestone anniversary the Grammy Award-winning artist is hitting the road this summer.

“Ms. Lauryn Hill Celebrating the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Tour” kicks off July 5 in Virginia Beach and then travel to major markets including Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Diego, New Orleans, and more before wrapping up in St. Louis on Oct. 5.
Tickets and VIP experiences for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 20 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. More details will be announced soon, including international dates, as well as the full lineup with Special Guest performers at each show on the tour.

See the full tour itinerary below.

MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:
Jul. 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jul. 08 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 11 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Festival Pier Penn’s Landing
Jul. 15 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Jul. 20 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
Jul. 25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jul. 26 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Jul. 29 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Al Lang Stadium
Jul. 31 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Miami
Aug. 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Aug. 03 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Aug. 05 – Nashville, TN – Metro Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Aug. 08 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sep. 07 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sep. 09 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Sep. 12 – Portland, OR – Rose Quarter
Sep. 14 – Burnaby, BC – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
Sep. 15 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center
Sep. 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Sep. 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 26 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Sep. 29 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sep. 30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Oct. 03 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
Oct. 05 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena


#HipHopNews: Doctor Dre Talks "Yo! MTV Raps" 30th Anniversary Concert & Possible Reboot
NEW YORK CITY, NY – Yo! MTV Raps aired from 1988 to 1995 and has since become synonymous with Golden Era Hip Hop. On June 1, Brooklyn’s Barclay Center will host the Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience featuring an all-star lineup.

Big Daddy Kane, the Juice Crew, Eric B. and Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Boogie Down Productions, EPMD, Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav, Melle Mel, the Furious Five, Pharcyde, Brand Nubian, Nice and Smooth, Onyx, Black Sheep, Das EFX, Special Ed, Yo-Yo and Kid Capri are all expected to make an appearance.
Just like back in the day, weekend host Fab 5 Freddy and the weekday crew – Ed Lover, Doctor Dre and T-Money – will be spearheading the event alongside DJ Skribble, Kool DJ Red Alert and Chuck Chillout.

“We came together with an idea that would be a great homage to the I Love ’90s Tour,” Doctor Dre explains. “We figured there should be a Yo! MTV Raps Tour. We reached out to our manager, Charlie Stettle, and he went to work.”
When it comes to a reboot of the O.G. television show, MTV says it “will reinvent the franchise for a new generation as a both a linear and digital series across its platform.” But Dre is unsure of how it will play out.
“That’s what they say,” he says. “I don’t know how that’s going to work in today’s world. The unique thing about Yo! MTV Raps was videos were very important back then. In today’s streaming world, not sure how that would work. I’m not sure what they plan on doing. All I know is on June 1, we’ll be at the Barclays Center to celebrate the show and its success — internationally, nationally and globally.”

The 2BlindMics podcast host adds, “It might be coming to a city near you. Many more announcements to come.”
MTV will livestream the arena concert on its website.

Tickets to Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience go on sale April 21.


Nicki Minaj Set to Perform on ‘SNL’ Season Finale!
Nicki Minaj released her two latest singles ‘Barbie Tingz’ and ‘Chun-Li’ 
Nicki Minaj is set to perform on the May 19 season finale of Saturday Night Live, NBC announced on Wednesday (April 18). The episode will be hosted by SNL alum Tina Fey.

Amy Schumer and Kacey Musgraves will also take to the stage as host and musical guest on May 12, and as previously announced, Donald Glover/Childish Gambino will host and perform on the May 5 episode.

Earlier this month, Cardi B performed on ‘Saturday Night Live’


Jamie Foxx is Showing Off His Rezvani Tank Car
Jamie Foxx is putting his massive Rezvani Tank car on display!

The 50-year-old Django Unchained actor was spotted arriving for lunch at Nobu in the $190,000 vehicle on Tuesday (April 17) in Malibu, Calif.
He sported a red jacket with a red, white, and blue star-print beanie and black and white high-top sneakers.
“Just taking a picture next my @rezvanimotors tank #mysexylook #tank #livinglife #backonmyfunnyshit big Announcement coming!! 🦊🦊🦊,” Jamie captioned an Instagram photo of himself posing next to the car on an airfield.


Paula Patton's Boyfriend Says He and His Wife Were 'Separated' Before Dating Paula
Paula Patton’s no home-wrecker, at least according to her new boyfriend.

The actress, 42, recently revealed that for the last month she’s been dating a new guy, realtor Zach Quittman, who, it was later reported, is currently married to another woman. The situation has drawn criticism on social media, where some have pointed out that Patton recently left her ex-husband Robin Thicke for cheating during their marriage.

But according to Quittman, he and his estranged wife are no longer together. “We were totally separated before I moved on,” the realtor says

He added that they’ve been separated “for awhile.” Quittman also responded to rumors that his estranged wife was caught off guard by his moving on. “Obviously there’s three sides to every story and I’m not pointing the finger or saying anyone’s wrong, but we were definitely separated before I moved on,” he explained.

On Wednesday, the duo were spotted out in New York City holding hands and smiling.


The Philadelphia Black Men Arrested At Starbucks SPEAKS OUT and The Police Commissioner Apologizes!
The Philadelphia Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 Call
“We wasn’t read any rights ― nothing,” said Donte Robinson. “Just double-lock handcuffs behind our backs and escorted out and put into a squad car.”
The two black men arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia last week while waiting for a friend spoke out publicly for the first time Thursday, revealing the store manager called 911 two minutes after they arrived.

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson walked into the Starbucks on April 12 at approximately 4:35 p.m., they told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Nelson said he immediately asked the store manager if he could use the bathroom, but was told restrooms were for paying customers only.
Nelson said he “left it at that” and joined Robinson at a table to wait for their friend to arrive for their scheduled 4:45 p.m. business meeting. The Starbucks manager then approached the men and asked if they wanted to order something, according to Robinson, and they declined.
At 4:37 p.m., approximately two minutes after they had arrived, the manager called 911.
″They can’t be here for us,” said Robinson, recalling his initial reaction when police officers entered the Starbucks a few minutes later.
“As soon as they approached us, they just said we had to leave,” Nelson said. “There was no question of, you know, ’Was there a problem here between you and the manager? [or] ‘What happened?’”

Police didn’t explain why they were being arrested, Robinson said.
“We wasn’t read any rights ― nothing,” Robinson said. “Just double-lock handcuffs behind our backs and escorted out and put into a squad car.”

Video showing the men’s arrests went viral over the weekend, sparking protests at the store and calls to boycott Starbucks.

“The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything,” Melissa DePino, a writer who recorded the incident, tweeted last week. “They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing.”
The store manager who called 911 has since left the company, according to Starbucks. Company CEO Kevin Johnson has publicly apologized and vowed to “fix” the issue, in part more training for store managers on company guidelines and unconscious bias.

More than 8,000 Starbucks locations will be closed next month so employees can receive racial bias training, the company announced Tuesday. 
Nelson and Robinson spent hours in a jail cell after their arrests, The Associated Press reported. They were released around midnight after the district attorney declined to prosecute them for trespassing.

“You go from being someone who’s just trying to be an entrepreneur, having your own dreams and aspirations, and then this happens,” Nelson told AP. “How do you handle it? Do you stand up? Do you fight? Do you sit down and just watch everyone else fight for you? Do you let it slide, like we let everything else slide with injustice?”
The two men are now involved in mediation with Starbucks, which they hope will lead to lasting change, such as requiring a customer bill of rights to be posted in stores and new policies for customer ejections and racial profiling.
“This is something that has been going on for years and everyone’s blind to it, but they know what’s going on, if you get what I mean” Nelson said. He added that he and Robinson hope to “help people understand that it’s not just a black people thing ― it’s a people thing. That’s what we want to see out of this and that’s true change.”

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized to the two black men arrested for doing nothing other than sitting inside a Starbucks while waiting for an associate to arrive.

“I failed miserably,” he said during a press conference Friday. “I exacerbated the situation with my messaging, it’s as simple as that.”

Ross faced heavy backlash for defending police action used during the confrontation at the Philadelphia Starbucks. He previously said officers did “absolutely nothing wrong” when they approached Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson at the coffee shop over the weekend.


Netflix Cancels ‘Seven Seconds’
Netflix has decided not to renew their crime-drama, “Seven Seconds,” for a second season.
The Veena Sud (“The Killing“) anthological crime drama starring Regina King, Russell Hornsby and Clare-Hope Ashitey, told the story of a family’s battle against indifference and corruption as they try to uncover the truth about the murder of their teenage son.

The series was absolutely excellent and I understood it to be a limited series, but the ending left the possibility of a second season and got everyone’s hopes up.

Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content at Netflix said, “Nah.” We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of ‘Seven Seconds’.

Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come.


Beyoncé and Ivy Park Partner with Figure Skating Nonprofit In Harlem
After Coachella, Beyoncé continues to make headlines. The “Lemonade” singer donated $100,000 to four HBCU’s on Monday and then Tuesday, April 17, her clothing line dropped a video collaboration with Figure Skating in Harlem, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls.

The world-renowned singer featured the skaters in an advertisement for her sports/athleisure line “Ivy Park.”  Sharon Cohen, who founded the organization in 1997, told Vogue “we believe that, given access to artistic sports like figure skating, girls will soar in all areas of their lives and be better equipped to accomplish their dreams.” She continued,”Beyoncé is a fierce, authentically powerful woman of color. She inspires young women and girls globally who look just like her to do the exact same—to be fearless, free, and proud of themselves.”

The nonprofit requires all students to make good grades and live in Harlem, Upper Manhattan or the lower Bronx.


#WEEZEY! Kanye West Is Set To Release 2 New Albums
Yeezy is back!

Kanye West said he will release two new albums in June, a solo record and a collaborative effort with Kid Cudi, Pusha T and Teyana Taylor
The rapper announced the projects in a series of tweets Thursday. Ostensibly writing about his next solo record, West said, “My album is 7 songs,” then added, “June 1st.” He followed those tweets with two more: “Me and Cudi album June 8th,” and “it’s called Kids See Ghost. That’s the name of our group.” Little is known about the two records, though according to reports West has been recording in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Gospel Artist and Former Destiny’s Child Star Michelle Williams Is Engaged to Chad Johnson.
Well he put a ring on it! The Destiny’s Child singer revealed exclusively to PEOPLE that after a year of dating, she is engaged to boyfriend Chad Johnson.

After meeting at a spiritual retreat in March of 2017, Williams, 37, and Johnson, 40, kept in touch, building a strong relationship through conversations on Instagram, over text message and via FaceTime calls. They took their whirlwind romance public in July; on March 21, Johnson popped the question with a stunning 5-carat engagement ring; and the happy couple plan to wed this summer.

He’s a Pastor and Pro Sports Chaplain
Johnson found a passion for Scripture as a teenager when, at age 17, he attended a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries from Arizona Christian University in Phoenix.

Over the years, Johnson has worked as a pro sports chaplain, leading athletes — including the Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and L.A. Dodgers — and their families in daily devotionals.
Since 2006, Johnson has run Elevate International, a nonprofit that serves urban youth and families with spiritual retreats. It was at a 2017 retreat for adults that Johnson met Williams.

Read more details here.


#FIRSTLOOK: Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer 2’ Poster & Images
Columbia Pictures releases the official poster and first look photos for Denzel Washington’s highly anticipated sequel, ‘The Equalizer 2.’
Columbia Pictures has released the official poster and first look photos from The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington (in his first sequel ever).

The highly anticipated film is slated to hit theaters on July 20.

Here’s what we know from the wrap sheet: Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
Check out the first look photos below:
The Equalizer 2 trailer drops this weekend!


‘Marlon’ Returns To Nbc On June 14 At 9 P.M.
Super excited to announce that NBC’s comedy series Marlon returns to primetime this summer beginning June 14 at 9 p.m. EST.

Marlon features Marlon Wayans as an attentive — somewhat juvenile — single father who is co-parenting his two young children with his mature and very put-together ex-wife, Ashley, played by Essence Atkins. While his fatherly advice may often be misguided, and he sometimes lets his own outsized personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom get in his way, for Marlon, family always comes first.

Rounding out the cast are Diallo Riddle, Bresha Webb, Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil.


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‘ROBE A DOPE’
The couple that slacks together stays together…because they’re too lazy to look for anyone else.


#EGGPLANT NATION Meet Adam!
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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!
EFREM

#Empire: A Bridgeport Conn Teen lands guest role on 'Empire'!


#Empire: A Bridgeport Conn Teen lands guest role on 'Empire'!
A 19-year-old from Bridgeport has landed a guest role on the Fox television series "Empire."
Series executive producer Lee Daniels was so impressed by a question that Theo Wilson asked at a September fan forum that Daniels flew Wilson and his foster father to Chicago in March to film a scene for the show.
The Harding High School senior says Daniels admired the way he spoke about his experience growing up in foster care. His question had to do with getting into show business. Wilson says he'll never forget being called upon to share his story.
"It was shocking," Wilson says. "I had to, like, think, wait, that's my name, so it was a very exciting moment."
Watch report from News 12 Connecticut HERE

Wilson says he's not allowed to talk about his role until the episode airs May 16 at 8 p.m. on Fox. Stay Tuned!

The Philadelphia Black Men Arrested At Starbucks SPEAKS OUT and The Police Commissioner Apologizes!


The Philadelphia Black Men Arrested At Starbucks SPEAKS OUT and The Police Commissioner Apologizes!
The Philadelphia Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 Call
“We wasn’t read any rights ― nothing,” said Donte Robinson. “Just double-lock handcuffs behind our backs and escorted out and put into a squad car.”
The two black men arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia last week while waiting for a friend spoke out publicly for the first time Thursday, revealing the store manager called 911 two minutes after they arrived.

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson walked into the Starbucks on April 12 at approximately 4:35 p.m., they told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Nelson said he immediately asked the store manager if he could use the bathroom, but was told restrooms were for paying customers only.
Nelson said he “left it at that” and joined Robinson at a table to wait for their friend to arrive for their scheduled 4:45 p.m. business meeting. The Starbucks manager then approached the men and asked if they wanted to order something, according to Robinson, and they declined.

At 4:37 p.m., approximately two minutes after they had arrived, the manager called 911.
″They can’t be here for us,” said Robinson, recalling his initial reaction when police officers entered the Starbucks a few minutes later.
“As soon as they approached us, they just said we had to leave,” Nelson said. “There was no question of, you know, ’Was there a problem here between you and the manager? [or] ‘What happened?’”

Police didn’t explain why they were being arrested, Robinson said.
“We wasn’t read any rights ― nothing,” Robinson said. “Just double-lock handcuffs behind our backs and escorted out and put into a squad car.”

Video showing the men’s arrests went viral over the weekend, sparking protests at the store and calls to boycott Starbucks.

“The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything,” Melissa DePino, a writer who recorded the incident, tweeted last week. “They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing.”
The store manager who called 911 has since left the company, according to Starbucks. Company CEO Kevin Johnson has publicly apologized and vowed to “fix” the issue, in part more training for store managers on company guidelines and unconscious bias.

More than 8,000 Starbucks locations will be closed next month so employees can receive racial bias training, the company announced Tuesday. 
Nelson and Robinson spent hours in a jail cell after their arrests, The Associated Press reported. They were released around midnight after the district attorney declined to prosecute them for trespassing.

“You go from being someone who’s just trying to be an entrepreneur, having your own dreams and aspirations, and then this happens,” Nelson told AP. “How do you handle it? Do you stand up? Do you fight? Do you sit down and just watch everyone else fight for you? Do you let it slide, like we let everything else slide with injustice?”
The two men are now involved in mediation with Starbucks, which they hope will lead to lasting change, such as requiring a customer bill of rights to be posted in stores and new policies for customer ejections and racial profiling.
“This is something that has been going on for years and everyone’s blind to it, but they know what’s going on, if you get what I mean” Nelson said. He added that he and Robinson hope to “help people understand that it’s not just a black people thing ― it’s a people thing. That’s what we want to see out of this and that’s true change.”

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized to the two black men arrested for doing nothing other than sitting inside a Starbucks while waiting for an associate to arrive.

“I failed miserably,” he said during a press conference Friday. “I exacerbated the situation with my messaging, it’s as simple as that.”

Ross faced heavy backlash for defending police action used during the confrontation at the Philadelphia Starbucks. He previously said officers did “absolutely nothing wrong” when they approached Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson at the coffee shop over the weekend.

4/18/18

The Daily Buzz For April 19 ☕📰☕


Solange Covers ‘Dazed’s New Spring/Summer Issue
Solange has been tapped to cover the new Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Dazed. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter was in turn recently captured by photographer Jackie Nickerson while in Jamaica.
Solange is currently recording her new album in the Caribbean island country, as she took some time to pay tribute to her spiritual home by writing a poetic love letter to Jamaica. You can look forward to the piece landing in Dazed‘s SS18 issue, which arrives Thursday, April 19.


#RHoA: Porsha Williams Niece reminds us How Strong All Of Us Really Are!
Porsha Williams just shared with her fans a sweet photo of her niece Jadynn in which the little girl is wearing a T-Shirt that flaunts a really great message. You can check it out for yourself here.

‘My little princess niece @miamorjadynn is so adorable! Get it, little model, We all need a reminder of how strong we really are! @fabkidfash #fabkidsambassador #fabkidsfashion #brandrep #model Don’t forget to use her discount FAM15 for your items!’ Porsha captioned the cute photo.

‘Is she the little girl u used two carry in earlier shows? If so she is getting big,’ one fan told Porsha.
‘@porsha4real she’s the lil momma that was at your house when u first started on RHOA…she’s so big now. Wow! Too cute’ another one of her followers gushed over the cute girl.
‘I remember when you babysit her during your first season. She’s truly a big girl now!’ one person recalled. Lots of Porsha’s followers told her that cute Jadynn looks like her.


#Empire: Taraji P. Henson Shares Adorable Pics From Baecation with Kelvin Hayden
Taraji P. Henson has been happily dating former NFL baller Kelvin Hayden for some time now, going public with the athlete this January.

“It was all over The Shaderoom anyway,” she shared with EXTRA’s AJ Calloway. “You know, I’m not the type to blast my personal business, but you know, I think that it’s important for people to know that I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am. We’ve been together for two years. And no one would really know that because I don’t blast my info like that but I’m very happy.”
And we Love it!


#MusicNews: 702 The Return of the Soulful Trio!
Platinum-selling trio 702,  consisting of Kameelah Williams, and sisters Irish Grinstead and LeMisha Fields, are ready for another career run together. The ladies previously reassembled at the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards, and now they are kicking their reunion into another gear with a planned tour.

The announcement comes on the heels of member Meelah’s latest released single, “Desert Love.”

702 are well known for classic hits like “Steelo”,“Get It Together,” and “Where My Girls At?”
The group disbanded in 2006 before reuniting over a decade later. The Group also plans to document their upcoming tour.

Are you excited for the return of 702?


#HipHopNews: Kendrick Lamar & Drake To Compete For Top Artist At 2018 ​Billboard Music Awards
Billboard has released the full list of nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which air on NBC on May 20. Kendrick Lamar leads the way for Hip Hop artists with 15 BBMA nominations, including Top Artist. K. Dot will vie for this honor against Drake and Bruno Mars, among others.

Cardi B is up for eight awards, including the Billboard Chart Achievement Award. She’ll also face off against 21 Savage and Kodak Black for Top New Artist.
Drizzy and Lamar are competing against Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert and Migos for Top Rap Artist. Bhad Bhabie, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj will be pitted against each for Top Rap Female Artist.

Elsewhere in the nominations, French Montana and Swae Lee are up Top Rap Song for  “Unforgettable,” XXXTENTACION is up for R&B Album Of The Year for 17, and TDE’s Black Panther: The Album is nominated for Best Soundtrack.


Terry Crews’ Doctor Refuses to Turn Over Documents in Sexual Assault Lawsuit
Last month, Terry Crews filed a sexual assault complaint against Adam Venit with the Los Angeles Police Department in December, and the case was referred to the district attorney’s office, which subsequently referred the case to the city attorney’s office for misdemeanor filing consideration.

The city attorney’s office then determined that the alleged incident at a party in February 2016 exceeded the one year statute of limitations and the matter was declined. Venit wants the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star’s doctor sanctioned by the court for refusing to turn over medical records as part of the ongoing lawsuit.

According to The Blast reports, Adam Venit — the WME agent Crews accused of groping him at a party in 2016 — subpoenaed documents related to “any medical exams or treatment Crews claimed he received as result of Venit’s alleged conduct.”
Venit argued that if Crews was claiming his mental and physical well-being was harmed, he should have to back it up.
Crews agreed and pointed Venit to Dr. Alex Katehakis of The Center for Healthy Sex, a sex addiction treatment facility in Los Angeles.

Venit claims he filed the subpoena on February 28, 2018 and asked Dr. Katehakis to comply by March 15. But Venit claims she never turned over the docs and never responded with any objections, either.


OH BABY! Claire Danes Is Pregnant With Baby No. 2
The 39-year-old Homeland actress revealed to Howard Sternon the X-rated Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM on Wednesday that she is expecting her second child with husband Hugh Dancy. Danes, who shares a 5-year-old son, Cyrus, with the actor, said she is currently in her second trimester.

"I'm pregnant," she said on the Howard Stern Show. "I'm seriously preggo. I'm deep into my second trimester."

"You look so thin," Stern said.
"I'm seated," Danes replied.
When asked about the sex of her second child, the actress said, "I'm going to keep that to myself."

Danes and Dancy have been married since 2009.


Wendy Williams who couldn’t stand Beyonce now says she’s The Greatest Entertainer of all Time?
Wendy Williams just gave Beyoncé a huge compliment, but she’s also dissed her in the past, fans wonder why the sudden change?
During one of her recent “Hot Topics” segments, the talk show host said Bey was the greatest performer to ever grace the stage, today or yesterday.

“Can I tell you something? This is my opinion. We can fight all day. I don’t care,” she said. “Beyonce is the greatest performer of all time, living or dead. When you think Michael Jackson, you think of Moonwalk. He’s not walking. Yes and he did put a jet pack and flew over the stadium. Beyonce is a human jet pack. Prince I get it, The Time with the mirrors and Prince and all them.”

After that proclamation was made, the opinions came swiftly and while some agreed with Wendy, others said she was way off.
 “I guess Kanye was right,” someone wrote. “Beyoncé is the greatest performer of all time.”

“It’s really disrespectful to say she is the greatest entertainer when she took from so many others to create her brand,” another person stated. “Beyoncé has to push through Janet before she can get to M.J.”
 “Now hold up,” a third person wrote. “Since when did Wendy become a Beyoncé fan?
There’s a good chance that a lot of folks would agree with that last question because again, Wendy has seemingly made Bey bashing a part-time job of her’s.
In fact, just one month ago, while commenting on Fergie’s much-criticized performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the 2018 NBA All-Star game, she said Beyoncé needs Autotune to even sing properly.

“There are only a few people who can sing raw dog and Fergie is not one. She needs Autotune,” said Wendy. “Jen Lopez needs Auto-Tune, Janet needs Auto-Tune, Beyoncé needs Auto-Tune. Adele, Aretha, Celine, Dionne Warwick and Mariah, they need nothing. They sing raw dog.”

The Beyhive and general Beyoncé fans swarmed on Wendy.
Perhaps another confusing thing about the talk show’s stance on Bey is that she’s claimed to be an actual fan. One of those times was in December of 2012, right before she criticized how the singer speaks.

“I am a Beyonce fan. I’m gonna watch her upcoming documentary because fortunately one of the TVs in our kitchen has closed captioning, so I’ll be able to understand what she says,” said the former radio personality. “You know Beyoncé can’t talk. She sounds like she has a fifth-grade education.”

Then after the studio audience booed, Wendy stuck to her opinion and took nothing back.
“Excuse me,” she responded. “I just said I was a fan. But we have to call a spade a spade.”
From here, there’s a good chance that Wendy’s opinion of Bey being a better performer than Prince and Michael will spark a long debate but either way, it still seems confusing on whether she’s a true fan or not.


En Vogue, Salt-N-Pepa, Spinderella & SWV To Star In Bet’s ‘Ladies Night’
BET is putting a major spotlight on a few of our favorite 90s R&B and hip hop girl groups in a new unscripted series titled Ladies Night.  According to the THR, the show is part of the network’s new lineup of programming that was announced during its recent upfront presentation.

Ladies Night is a 10-episode docuseries that follows the personal and professional drama of iconic girl groups—En Vogue, Salt-n-Pepa, Spinderella and SWV—as they embark on a national tour. With a run of shows across the U.S., these artists must create, choreograph and execute a night featuring all of their famous hits. With major money on the line, the OGs will need to put their pride to the side in order to launch something truly memorable.

In addition to Ladies Night, BET has also ordered a scripted series based on the 90s hit film Boomerang as well as a series from Will Packer titled Peachtree Place and a drama inspired by Soul Train creator and Black entertainment pioneer Don Cornelius. It has also ordered a new reality series from T.I. titled The Grand Hustle and a true crime docuseries hosted by the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson titled True Justice.


Bhad Bhabie Backs Cardi B and Shades Nicki Minaj for Billboard Awards
Yesterday, it was announced, Cardi B,  Danielle Bregoli, and Nicki Minaj are nominated for Top Rap Female Artist. Well, It looks like Bhad Bhabie picked a side….

When asked how she felt about being nominated for the Billboard award, the teen stated that she was just pleased to have her name mentioned. “By being nominated I already won,” she confessed. She admitted that she probably wouldn’t win, but that it would go to another deserving artist, Cardi B. “Obviously Cardi is gonna win, but she deserves it I’m just getting started,” she continued.

She later shaded Nicki, saying that she wasn’t as good of a rapper as the Bronx artist. “Cardi is way better than Nicki, I don’t care what no one says,” Bhad Bhabie added, suggesting that she was siding with the “I Like It” artist in her reported feud with Minaj. “Cardi actually says stuff. Nicki just has attitude. So what, big deal.”


Your First Look of Images From ‘Tina: The Musical’ 
Check out these amazing first look images from the new London production of TINA: The Musical. It opens on April 17 at the Aldwych Theatre and features Broadway star and Tony Award nominee—Adrienne Warren—as the iconic performer.

TINA is written by Mountain Top‘s Katori Hall and follows Tina Turner’s career from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee to her transformation into the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. It also stars Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Lorna Gayle as Gran Georgeanna and Tom Godwin as Phil Spector.

See more images below:
Photo Credits: Manuel Harlan for Playbill.com


Kodak Black Sentenced to One Year in Jail for Gun and Weed Case
Kodak Black just got a big break in his legal struggle and struck a deal with prosecutors in his Florida gun and marijuana case and will only receive one year in county jail after facing a much higher maximum of 12 years for violation of probation.
According to court records, Kodak pleaded guilty to two probation violations, including driving on a suspended license and “associating with people committing crimes.”

As we previously reported, police witnessed the rapper in the presence of cannabis and ammunition during an Instagram Live stream. His attorney argued that there was no way to prove that the weed and ammo from the video could be determined to be authentic, and the charges should be dropped.
Kodak’s attorney claims that the rapper and his crew “often produce music videos and other promotional videos, as is customary in the industry, using fake firearms and narcotics.”
In return, all other violation charges were dropped. Other charges, including child neglect, that were connected to a police raid on his home, were also dropped.

He was sentenced to 364 days in county jail, but with 90 days time served. We are told that with good behavior, he could be out by October.

Once he is released, he will have a relatively clean slate and won’t have to serve any further probation.
Kodak Black hired powerhouse celebrity attorney Bradford Cohen for his case and considering he was looking at 12 years in jail, it looks like he was worth every dim


Stormy Daniels Plans To Donate NDA Money To Planned Parenthood
Stormy Daniels will reportedly donate $130,000 ― the sum of money she received from the nondisclosure agreement she signed to keep quiet about her alleged 2006 affair with President Donald Trump ― to Planned Parenthood if she wins her current defamation case against Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
The adult film star, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, told Penthouse Magazine that she will donate in Trump and Cohen’s names, according to The Daily Beast. Penthouse will feature Daniels in an in-depth interview titled “Getting Intimate With The Most Wanted Woman In America,” which hits newsstands on May 8, the Daily Beast reported.

The interview will reportedly contain some “NSFW” details that were excluded from Daniels’ recent “60 Minutes” interview.

“He knows I’m telling the truth,” Daniels told “60 Minutes” about Trump, who has denied the affair ever happened.
Daniels says she had an affair with Trump starting in 2006, a few months after Melania Trump gave birth to Trump’s youngest son, Barron. Her story received renewed attention in January when it was revealed that Trump attorney Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels before the 2016 election ― an exchange that may be illegal.

Daniels is currently fighting a legal battle to share her full story publicly.


AND FINALLY FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART FILES
‘FURRY BOOTS’
Calling this a “Who Wears It Better?” is extremely fitting in this scenario due to the fact that I have no idea what to call any of this besides “It”.


#EGGPLANTNATION Meet Ron
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