Mega Pastor Jamal Bryant pleads with Judge DON'T LOCK ME UP! Over Baby Mama!

Mega Pastor Jamal Bryant Pleads with Judge Not Throw Him in Jail Over the Accusations from his Baby’s Mama!
Host of the DEFUNKED show The Preachers’ Jamal Bryant is firing back at his baby mama’s demands he be thrown in jail, denying he blew off a court order and demanding she cover his legal bills for having to even defend himself.
Here’s the latest: Jamal’s baby mama, LaToya Odom, went to court demanding the pastor be found in contempt of court. She says he has refused to follow the court order. She accused him of not providing her with his address for their son’s medical card, nor has she received policies and he is periodically late on his payments to her. She says she wants a revised court order to make sure he pays on time.  LaToya sought to have the pastor thrown in jail for contempt until he purges himself of said contempt.

On May 15th, Jamal responded, denying he refused to follow the court order. He is pleading with the judge NOT to throw him in jail for contempt, saying he did not disobey the court order.
Further, he is seeking to have his LaToya pay his legal fees for even having to defend himself against her motion for contempt. [FYI: Jamal was previously married to Real Housewives of Potomac’s Gizelle Bryant. He is currently dating singer Tweet.]
Here’s the backstory: Last year, LaToya Odom, sued Jamal demanding child support and
custody of their minor son, John Karston Bryant, born in 2015. She sought primary physical and legal custody.
Bryant responded, saying he was the father and had been paying child support, with the intention of resolving the issues outside of court. However, he said due to her continued harassment he stopped making the payments and decided to let the judge decide.

During their legal dispute, LaToya blasted the founder of a Baltimore-area megachurch and TV host, saying that he is well off financially and makes millions from book sales, TV appearances, personal
appearances and podcasts.
Back in November, Bryant and his baby mama reached a settlement in the case. LaToya was awarded primary physical custody and Bryant got visitation. The amount of child support was sealed from the public but, he was ordered to cover his baby mama’s $13,500 legal bill.



The Daily Buzz For May 26

NYC Names Bronx Street After Kalief Browder
Street renamed in Browder's honor on what would've been his 24th birthday

Kalief Browder, a Bronx, New York, man who committed suicide after spending years in solitary confinement at just 16, will have a street named in his honor.
According to a press release, Council Member Ritchie Torres unveiled the new street sign on what would’ve been Browder’s 24th birthday.
“Renaming a street that will bear his name is not merely an honor for him. It will stand as a moral inspiration to the rest of us,” Torres said Thursday. “The virtue of one’s life is measured by the impact that one has on others. Those of you who knew Kalief are better people for having known him. And those of us who knew of Kalief are better for having been awakened and inspired by his struggle for justice.”
Torres was joined by Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and members of Browder’s family.
“This is our family’s second year, since Kaliefs untimely death [and] dealing with the loss that not only affects us but everyone who took heart to his story,” Browder’s older brother, Akeem Browder said. “And all that will gather for this street re-naming we can all look up and see ‘Kalief Browder Way’ and think of the legacy he left for us to continue.”

The new street sign, “Kalief Browder Way,” will hang on the northwest corner of E. 181st St. and Prospect Ave.
Since Browder’s death, New York City has worked to clear backlogs in state courts, establish a citywide bail fund and ended solitary confinement for 16- and 17-year-olds
Last month, Gov. Bill de Blasio announced the closing of Rikers Island, the facility where Browder was detained. That same month, Sean “Jay Z” Carter in collaboration with Spike TV, produced a documentary on Kalief’s life and legacy, and the impact of his death on America.

#RHoA: Phaedra Parks is PLOTTING a Comeback After alleged ‘RHOA’ Firing
The mother of two is set to star in a surprising new show.
Though she’s been fired from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Phaedra Parks has no plans to fade into obscurity.
First, the mother of two, 43, will star in an episode of USA’s Big Star Little Star with son Ayden, 7 — but she’ll show off her softer side by donating any earnings to charity, a source exclusively told Radar.

After her small screen gig, the Bravo alum will play Mother Teresa by focusing on her own nonprofit for children.
“Phaedra is currently working on her Phaedra Foundation,” an insider revealed, adding that she’ll also begin working on her home.
“She’s starting the renovation process for the $1.9 million dollar mansion she bought last October,” the insider continued.

The altruistic image will be a far cry from Parks’ reputation on the last season’s reunion, where she was caught in a vicious lie about Kandi Burruss and Porsha William, 35. (She spread a rumor that Burruss, 41, and her husband Todd Tucker attempted to rape and drug Williams after a wild night out.)

To her fans! She’s not going anywhere.

#EMPIRE: The Finale Recap: Was It an Unforgettable End to Season 3?
Roughly 15 minutes into Empire‘s Season 3 finale on Wednesday it’s revealed that Andre and Shyne are planning to murder Lucious not with a bullet but with a bomb. What’s more, the I.E.D. is slated to be detonated outside of an event space (in this case a casino) following a musical performance. The eerie and, of course, unintended parallel to this week’s horrific terror attack in Manchester was impossible to ignore, and it remained so as the episode built to the inevitable, explosive climax. Should Fox have pulled — or at the very least tweaked — the episode in light of recent events? I don’t have the answer to that. But I do know it was challenging to escape into the fictitious, heightened world of Empire when the episode’s central threat involved a bomb going off outside of a concert venue.

I’m curious to hear if anyone else had a similar experience while watching the episode. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. In the meantime, let’s rewind to the start of the hour…
Luscious ‘copter’d off to Vegas with Giuliana for the launch of Leviticus Resort & Casino, but made sure to keep his mother — fresh off of murdering Tariq — heavily guarded back at the Lyon Estate, just in case she has another “episode.” The captive life is not sitting well with her though. “I’m not having an episode,” she scolds her son, before reminding him, “I put steel in the skull of your enemy.”
Crazy Leah then makes eye contact with Corpse Tariq and alerts her security detail, “It’s not sanitary to keep that in here.” (Side note: How much fun is Leslie Uggams having with this role?)

We quickly learn that there’s a method to Mama L’s madness when she invites Anika over to the house to retrieve her mail and, more importantly, smear her fingerprints all over the nearby letter opener (aka the murder weapon). Next thing you know Boo Boo K is getting framed for Tariq’s murder.
Prior to Anika’s arrest, Hakeem — who suspects his baby mama may know more about their daughter Bella’s whereabouts than she’s been letting on — follows her right into the vestibule of the Dubois Estate. His suspicions prove spot-on when he spots Bella on the premises. Yep, Anika’s known for (presumably) some time that little Bella has been in the unlawful care of vengenance-fueled baby-napper Diana. Hakeem’s pissed, but he’s mostly just relieved Bella’s A-OK. Diana promises Bella will remain “safe and sound” if and only if he does her bidding (i.e. helps her take down his family). He seems shockingly cool with this arrangement.

Even more shocking? When Hakeem informs the rest of his family that Bella has been found not a single one of them — not Cookie, not Lucious, not Jamal — press him about where the hell she’s been all this time. It all feels very rushed.
The episode’s big twist arrives at the midway point when Lucious announces to Giuliana — with Cookie looking on — that he’s been using her all along. He needed her help getting through Vegas’ front door but, now that he’s inside, he’s cutting her out of the whole equation. He dumps her on the spot, professes his love for Cookie and then surprises his soul mate half with orchestra seats to the opening of When Cookie Met Lucious.

Cookie’s beside herself with joy, so much so that she nearly forgets all about her and Andre’s plan to disrupt Lucious’ big night by inciting a riot inside the concert venue. She orders Shyne to “call off your boys” just in the nick of time. Of course, Cookie doesn’t know the side deal Shyne and Andre hatched to murder Lucious. Speaking of which…

Andre later experiences his own change of heart when Daddy Dearest announces that he and Cookie are essentially retiring from the business to travel the globe and they’re giving their eldest son the “keys to the kingdom —literally.” It’s everything Andre always wanted, so, naturally, he orders Shyne to drop the bomb plot. But Shyne refuses. “You started it,” he shouts. “I’m going to finish it.”
Cut to Andre racing to the front of the casino to get Lucious and Cookie out of harm’s way before their car explodes… but he’s (sorta) too late. Cookie’s escapes injury but Lucious is critically injured. And, after jumping forward three months, we learn than he remains in a coma under the care of a very hands-on nurse that looks a lot like Demi Moore (because it is Demi Moore). In the closing seconds, Lucious wakes up and pretty much declares, “I’ve got amnesia,  y’all!”
Other highlights/musings:
* A very married Charlotte is aghast when Andre informs her that he recorded them getting it on and plans to use it as a weapon of mass extortion.
* Diana has dispatched another, heretofore unseen son of hers (also Taye Diggs-level hot) to woo Jamal, all part of her Lyon Takedown plan.
* What was the deal with Moore’s nurse? And why didn’t Cookie and the rest of the family have more of a reaction when she proceeded to go to first base with him while he was asleep? And why isn’t she “at liberty” to disclose his test results? Until Season 4…

#NEWMUSIC from Chris Brown Feat. Ty Dolla $Ign & Kid Ink – Surprise You (The Life)
Chris Brown closed out his “Party Tour” on Tuesday (May 23) in Los Angeles, where he brought out a more surprise guests, including Jeremih and Bryson Tiller.
Now, as he gets ready to prep for the release of his anticipated new album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, the internet continues to bless fans with some more unreleased tracks from the R&B superstar.

Following the previously unreleased “Parachute” with Sevyn Streeter, and his Nas-assisted remix to Chinx Drugs “Die Young,” a new collaborative track has surfaced.
“Surprise You (The Life)” finds Breezy teaming up with his friends Ty Dolla $ign and Kid Ink for a catchy mid-tempo track about spoiling their ladies.
“I want to run up a check on you girl / Finesse the plug tonight,” sings Chris. “She love it, she lovin’ the life.”
The track isn’t expected to be on Brown’s new album, which may or may not be a double album, and it expected out this summer.

Take a listen HERE

#HIPHOPNEWS: Mila J Poses For Playboy
Just in time for your Woman Crush, Mila J turns up the heat for Playboy.

The R&B vixen keeps her clothes on for the famously nude mag, but she also keeps it sexy. Rocking all black, Mila dons a mini-skirt, Playboy socks, see-through blouse, and a raunchy leather, studded ensemble.
During her interview, the “No Fux” singer also shared her love for the Hugh Hefner-founded brand. “Every day I wear a little Playboy pendant around my neck,” she said. “I always have it. It actually wasn’t a necklace. It was from a duffel bag from the Joyrich collaboration. I took it off the zipper thing and made it into a necklace.

 “I’m obsessed with Playboy,” she added. “I guess I’ve always been comfortable with sexuality, so as a teen, it was just beautiful to me, not like, ‘You’re being bad,’ you know what I mean? It’s just about being. I’ve always thought we should be more like animals. Think about how many animals have sex for pleasure. We make life way too deep. Animals are all about what’s today, and we should take more cues from them.”

Dopamine, which follows February’s MILAULONGTIME mixtape, is out now.

#AMFAR: Nicki Minaj brings the Long Hair Drama at amfAR Gala!
Nicki Minaj looks amazing while making an appearance on the red carpet at the 2017 amfAR Gala held during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on Thursday (May 25) in Cap d’Antibes, France.

The 34-year-old entertainer put her super long hair on display during the appearance. Her hair is reaching her knees right now!
Nicki is wearing a deep-V décolleté Roberto Cavalli Couture evening gown in black lace patchwork with ruffles, fully embroidered with floral designs in black crystals and glass beads. She accessorized with Maxior diamond and white topaz earrings, diamond bracelets and rings by Hearts on Fire and Le Vian, a Hueb diamond ring, and a Doves by Doron Paloma diamond ring.

Man Arrested for Criminal Trespassing at Rihanna's Apartment Building
A man was arrested Tuesday at a New York City apartment building where Rihanna has a penthouse.
An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to E! News that 33-year-old Salmir Feratovic was booked for criminal trespassing. The spokesperson said he had visited the residence before and was told then he was not allowed to return. He has not commented.
Authorities made no mention of Rihanna. In March, a man by the same name had commented on a news story about the singer that was posted on Facebook, writing, "Why she is not with me?"

Feratovic has multiple prior arrests, including one from May 2016 in which he was arrested for criminal trespassing at the same location.

BAD NEWS: Netflix Cancels ‘The Get Down’
First, the Fat Boys break up…now Netflix has canceled “The Get Down” after one season!
The news of the cancellation is shocking as well as disappointing especially considering the fact that Baz Luhrmann was confident there would be a second season.

Earlier this spring, Baz told Vulture:
To be honest, we have already developed the opening of the next season. Sony and Netflix have been very driven about having a second season.
There has been no question about that. They really want it.
Following the cancellation, Baz Luhrmann changed his tune.

He took to Facebook and penned a lengthy letter to fans where he admitted movies are really his thing and unfortunately, his schedule wouldn’t allow him to totally commit to a new season.
When I was asked to come to the center of ‘The Get Down’ to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for at least two years.
This exclusivity has understandably become a sticking point for Netflix and Sony, who have been tremendous partners and supporters of the show.

It kills me that I can’t split myself into two and make myself available to both productions… But the simple truth is, I make movies.

Welp. Another great show lost! I can’t front – my feelings are hurt about this.
“The Get Down” is…was a fantastic series that deserved several more seasons.

Leslie Jones Is Your 2017 Bet Awards Host!
BET just snagged Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones to give the BET Awards a bit more zing!
The 2017 BET Awards are just a month away and with Leslie Jones on board to host, it looks like we are in for some real thrills for the event’s 17th annual year. Though we watch Jones kill it every single Saturday on SNL, this will be the first time (hopefully of many) where she will host a nationally televised entertainment awards show. Seriously, with all of the drama that has gone down at BET over the past several months, it was a dope move for them to bring Leslie Jones on as this year’s host.

In a press release, Jones said, “I am so excited to be hosting The BET Awards this year, BET was the first network and place where I was on TV – I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming.” From Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, Mahershala Ali and Serena Williams all of your absolute favs are nominated this year. BET is recognizing artists, entertainers, and athletes across over 19 categories. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and creative arts.

Mo’Nique Gives Adrienne Bailon The “Classy” Clapback!
By now you’ve probably seen Mo’Nique on stage ranting about Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey and Lee Daniels. On top of telling them to “suck my d!ck if I had one,” Mo makes it a point to also reveal that she has called Tyler directly to air her grievances — a courtesy Adrienne didn’t extend to Mo’Nique when she railed against her on The Real.

“Why can’t keeping it real be classy? Why can’t keeping it real be let me hold my peace and move on?” Adrienne passionately stated while seated next to her The Real co-hosts. Bailon also made note of how “loud” and “boisterous” behavior isn’t necessarily keeping it real either. See that HERE
Of course, Ms. Mo’Nique took offense to that and hit her with this string of Tweets.
So, whose side are you on?

'Boss Baby 2' is Happening in 2021, Alec Baldwin Returning
Get ready for Boss Baby 2!
The sequel to box office smash is set to hit theaters on March 26, 2021, Dreamworks announced on Thursday (May 25).
Alec Baldwin will be reprising his role as the title character.

Boss Baby was released earlier this year and has already earned $468.4 million. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
Based on Marla Frazee‘s picture-book series and directed by Tom McGrath, Boss Baby centers on a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby who pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

It is not yet known which other cast members will be returning to voice their characters

Well, there is sideboob and then there is t-shirt negligence. Wanna guess where you fall under?

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The Daily Buzz For May 25

Wonder Woman Graces the Cover of Entertainment Weekly
Director Patty Jenkins and Hollywood star Gal Gadot are undoubtedly hoping for a big turn out at the box office early next month when the forthcoming DC Extended Universe film Wonder Woman finally sees theatrical release – and the latest bit of marketing comes in the form of the superheroine herself gracing the cover of EW. Featuring a more modest budget than past entries in the DCEU, many fans of the original comic book character will likely turn out in droves to see the long-awaited adaptation of the iconic superhero property.

Sporting a script penned by comic book royalty Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, the latest entry in the ever expanding DCEU from Warner Bros. Pictures already has a sequel in the planning stages and is expected to open to upwards of $100 million in ticket sales at the box office. Even as some moviegoers might still wish that the abandoned scripted penned by Joss Whedon were still a reality, things are definitely looking up for Jenkins and Gadot – and the latest crossover promotion is further proof of that.
Featured front and center on the cover of the latest issue of EW, fans will soon be able to pick up a copy of the special issue dedicated to exploring the long road towards getting a Wonder Woman made in the first place. After decades of several subsequent productions being left to languish in a state of creative abandonment – not the least of which being Whedon’s aforementioned take on the iconic character – fans of the Amazonian warrior will finally get to see Diana Prince in action, leading her own vehicle on the silver screen. Check out the magazine cover in question below:

Despite many calling the visibility of the marketing campaign that stands behind the theatrical release of Wonder Woman into question, Jenkins and Gadot won’t need to win too many of the comic book character’s most dedicated fans over sight unseen ahead of the film’s summer movie season release next month. If everything goes according to plan, then the latest DCEU feature could very well turn out to be one of the most successful superhero films in the current Warner Bros. stable.

Jenkins obviously holds Wonder Woman in high regard, and the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly sees fit to explore the director’s passion for the project. On that note, here’s to hoping for the very best from Jenkins as her latest directorial effort finally makes its historic way to the big screen.

#RHoA: FAB or DRAB? Nene Leakes’ E! Fashion Police Zara Printed Top and Palazzo Trousers
NeNe Leakes co-hosted E! Fashion Police wearing a $69 Zara printed palazzo top and matching trousers.
The tropical print set features red buttons and trimming along the top and side and back pockets on the pants.
NeNe allowed the print to be the focal point of her look.  She kept her accessories to a minimum wearing diamond jewelry and clear, strappy sandals.
It’s okay and a practical look for NeNe!  Its nice to see a celebrity work an affordable ensemble.  How about you?  Ladies would you purchase this set?

#EMPIRE: Terrence Howard Reveals His Biggest Regret
Oh and he's willing to shell out $1 million for a very specific reason.
We all have regrets. And for Terrence Howard that includes not jumping on stage at the 2006 Academy Awards to perform the Oscar-winning Hustle & Flow track, "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp," which he performs in the film.

"I wish I had. And my manager at the time said, 'No, you're gonna sit here in your tux and you're gonna receive this award. You're not gonna get up there and rap,'" he recalled on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. "And I was siting there trying to play 'good boy' at the time, which sometimes we do in this business — we try to play 'good boy.' But it was one of the few things that I regret not doing in my career was not performing at the Oscars 'Hard out Here for a Pimp.'"

Instead, the track was performed by Taraji P. Henson (who co-starred in the movie with Terrence and currently stars on Empire with him/sings the hook on the track) as well as Juicy J and Three 6 Mafia, who co-wrote the track with Cedric Coleman. "Taraji was up there and I'm watching Juicy J and them do my song," he said. "And whether they wrote half of it, 'cause my stuff I didn't write down that I wrote. I should have. If I had written down what I wrote, I would have that Oscar too. But I should have gone up there. You always finish what you start. I should have finished it."

Looking for more theories from Terrence? Below he provides one on his thoughts about math. And he literally puts his money ($1 million, to be exact) where his mouth is. Confused? Well, press play, below, to find out what we mean.

#MUSICNEWS: August Alsina Announces “Don’t Matter Tour”
August Alsina kicked off 2017 with the release of 3 new songs, “Drugs,” “Wait” and “Lonely,” followed by the announcement that he was readying the release of his third studio album, which is also titled Drugs.
He has yet to confirm a release date, but fans can get excited to see the New Orleans native back on stage, as he has announced an upcoming tour called the “Don’t Matter Tour.”

The summer theater trek will kick off July 27 in San Antonio, Texas and hit 24 North American cities, including New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and more before closing Sept. 2 in Vancouver, BC.
On the tour Alsina will be supported by singer/actor Rotomi and one of our favorite new rising singer/songwriters Tone Stith. Tickets will be on sale soon.

See the full itinerary below
Jul 27 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
Jul 28 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
Jul 29 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
Jul 31 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans
Aug 03 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Aug 04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Aug 05 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Aug 08 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Aug 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Aug 11 – Toronto, Canada @ The Opera House
Aug 12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
Aug 13 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Aug 18 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Aug 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
Aug 20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago
Aug 22 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Aug 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas
Aug 25 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Aug 26 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Aug 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Aug 30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Aug 31 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Sep 02 – Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom


#NEWHIPHOP from New Music: Missy Elliott feat. Eve, Lil’ Kim, & Trina – ‘I’m Better (Remix)’
Twenty-one years after “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix),” Missy Elliott brings another team of women together for her “I’m Better (Remix).”
Revamping her Lamb-assisted single, Misdemeanor taps Eve, Lil’ Kim, and Trina for the empowering remix. The Queen Bee — who was also on “Not Tonight’s” classic remix — kicks off the track with a confident, raunch-filled verse.

“You cannot be me, no, never,” she raps. “Ain’t gotta explain why I’m better / Your man is a dog, he taste my kitty, and he say my pussy is wetter.”
Carrying the baton, Da Baddest Bitch keeps things naughty. “Better than them and I get wetter than them,” she brags. “Fuck where you’ve been / Get too much cheddar for him / I set the bar and them bitches only setting trends.”

Closing out the three-verse cut is the “Pit Bull in a Skirt,” who explains why she keeps such a low profile. “I’ve been away,” she acknowledges. “I’m so anti / Winning in life by a landslide / I know you see me, you see me / Your chick wanna be me, but she could never be me.”
Missy — who plays a limited role on the track’s chorus — celebrated her remix with a tweet. “Brought a few legends out for this one,” she wrote.


Produced by Lamb, “I’m Better” was originally released in January. The remix is set to be followed by a documentary that was also previewed earlier this year.

The Winner of ‘The Voice’ is????  Chris Blue!
After 12 seasons, fans of NBC’s “The Voice” know to watch the premiere carefully. Producers stack the first episode of “blind auditions” with exceptionally talented singers — with especially intriguing backstories — to hook viewers as soon as the show begins. It’s a clear signal that contestants in the premiere have a good chance to go far in the competition.
On Tuesday night, Chris Blue (a 26-year-old worship leader from Knoxville, Tenn.) walked away in first place, landing a record deal and $100,000 prize. His win wasn’t surprising. With a stunning voice and lots of charisma, he was pegged as a frontrunner leading into the finale. However, Blue was not in the season’s first audition episode — and unlike any other winner in the show’s history, he was actually featured in the last one.

“The very last artist selected in the blind audition process goes on to win it all!” host Carson Daly marveled in the closing moments of the finale, clearly excited about this fun fact, as confetti rained down and Blue sobbed on stage.
It’s true: Earlier this year, Blue was the last contestant to perform on the seventh and final blind audition episode in mid-March. (Blind auditions generally run five to seven episodes.) Blue was so far down the list that by the time he belted the classic “Tracks of My Tears” in front of the celebrity coaches, their teams were practically already filled — except for Alicia Keys, who was thrilled to add Blue (with his “bluesy and soulful” voice) as the final member of her contestant roster.

It’s a contrast to the last four consecutive seasons of “The Voice,” where every winner (Sawyer Fredericks, Jordan Smith, Alisan Porter and Sundance Head) was showcased in the premiere; same with previous winners Javier Colon and Danielle Bradbery. This season’s runner-up, country singer Lauren Duski, also appeared in the first episode.
Over the rest of the show’s run, two winners (Jermaine Paul and Tessanne Chin) appeared in their season’s second blind audition episode. Three winners (Craig Wayne Boyd, Josh Kaufman and Cassadee Pope) have been showcased in the penultimate blind auditions.

So why is Blue’s last audition status significant? Sure, not a big deal in the grand scheme of things — but it shows viewers that even though competition reality show structures can get predictable over time, you never know when a contestant without as much fanfare might wind up winning it all.

OOOPS!  Did Migos Reportedly Refused to Appear with Drag Queens for Katy Perry’s ‘SNL’ Performance?
Katy Perry’s performances of “Swish Swish” and “Bon Appétit” from last weekend’s season finale of Saturday Night Live are back in the headlines, but this time it has nothing to do with Katy’s awkwardness — it’s all about Migos’ alleged homophobia.

According to a new report from World Of Wonder (which was later deleted, but not before Uproxx circulated the information), there were supposed to be a lot more drag queens around the table set up for “Bon Appétit,” but they were pulled because Migos refused to perform with them.

According to two anonymous queens (and one SNL staffer) from the show:
Queen #1: “I was one of the performers on that table with them the whole time, during the rehearsal for 3 days. On the day of the filming, when I got there, I was told to leave. I wasn’t on the set at the time, but we were asking what happened. They said it was because Migos doesn’t feel comfortable with having drag queens there.”

Queen #2: “I heard it from the stylist. They changed the queens out in the Bon Appétit number, and they didn’t seem too thrilled during rehearsal either, with us there.”

Queen #3:“I work at SNL and the rumors are true! Migos held up rehearsal because they ‘weren’t comfortable with the drag queens’ being there. There were initially more drag queens on the set for that song, but after Migos threw a fit, Katy Perry’s team removed some of the queens from the performance. Additionally, Katy Perry didn’t invite any of the queens to the afterparty… So, none of them were allowed in.”

It’s not Migos’ first brush with alleged homophobia. Earlier this year, they caught a lot of heat over comments made about iLoveMakonnen’s coming out. They responded by pointing out the fact they have a song with Frank Ocean — so they can’t be homophobic.

Capitol Music has called the queens’ account of what happened “completely false and fabricated.”

#FLINTWATER: Black Woman-Owned Construction Company To Replace 18,000+ Contaminated Water Pipes In Flint
W.T. Stevens Construction, a Black woman-owned construction company in Flint, Michigan, was recently awarded a multimillion-dollar service contract to replace more than 18,000 corroded lead water pipes across the city.

Blackbusiness.org reported that W.T. Stevens was one of four companies contracted under a court order to complete the project.

The construction firm was founded in the 1990s by the late W.T. Stevens. Following his death in 2002, his daughter Rhonda Grayer, took over as the company’s vice president while her husband, retired professional basketball player Jeff Grayer, serves as the project manager.
“This is home for me and my family and I wasn’t going to sit back and do nothing as a person or as a businessman,” said Mr. Grayer. He added, “The is the biggest project our company has ever done and as a result of the water line contract our gross revenues have increased by about 70 percent.”
Mr. Grayer told TNJ.com that the “target is to replace all 18,000 lead corroded residential pipes by December 2019.” He projects that WTS will have replaced 6,000 contaminated water lines in Flint by year’s end. So far, he says roughly 800 have been replaced.

New Couple Alert? Nicki Minaj (Sorta) Confirms Dating, Reveals She’s Celibate
It appears that Nicki Minaj and Nas may be dating.
As you’ll recall, the two Queens rappers almost broke the internet when a photo of the pair cozied up was posted by them on social media. When asked about the status of their relationship, Nicki says,

"Well we were – shout out to Queens New York – I have to say that we’re both from Queens. And he is the King of Queens and I’d like to think I’m the Queen of Queens. And I’m just so, you know – he’s a rap legend so let’s just say that I have a lot of respect for him. And you know he’s kinda cute too."

When asked if they’ve had sleepovers yet, she laughs saying, "We have. Yep."

And when asked if the sleep-overs are at her house or his, she blushes:
"I got to him. ‘Cuz well, I don’t know. I just thought me going to him was too forward."
Nicki adds,"Let me clarify. We didn’t do the … [nasty]. Because I, ya know – I’m just chilling right now. I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without you know dating any men. I hate men. But he ummm, I might be, I might make an exception to the rule for him ‘cuz he’s so dope."


DWTS Winner Rashad Jennings Was In Disbelief Over Winning The Mirrored-Ball Trophy
Rashad Jennings is living up his big Dancing With The Stars win!
Along with pro partner Emma Slater, runners up David Ross and Lindsay Arnold, and third place finishers Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy, they all appeared on Good Morning America this morning and even Rashad was still in disbelief.
“I don’t know if you caught my face or not, but I literally could not believe it at all,” Rashad admitted (via USA Today).
He adds, “It solidified all the hard work we put in. It was well worth it.”

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