The Daily Buzz for Aug 1

Jay-Z Releases “Made in America” Festival Commercial
Jay-Z & Budweiser recently teamed up and released “Makers of Tomorrow,” their new commercial celebrating the upcoming Budweiser Made In America festival.
The Festival, goes down Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia. To spark more interest, Jay-z has teamed up with Budweiser for the festival commercial to promote the two-day event’s greater theme. With Jay-Z playing the role of narrator, in the ad he explains how music brings different people together, regardless of their respective musical preferences.
Watch the “Makes Of Tomorrow” ad below.

“Through all the lines and things that are put in place to divide each other, all like minded people gather together,” says Jay-Z. “We’re more curious than ever. We create music to express ourselves. And when the world relates, ya know, that’s beautiful things. We’re all trading off each other’s culture. So no matter what lines you put–country, indie rock, rap–we’re all somehow gonna find a way to come together cause the lines and the titles can never keep us apart. This is what we’ve been. To put that on display for the world is, is just being honest. That’s it, that’s what it’s all about. We are finally living out our creed.”
The Made In America Festival takes place September 1st and 2nd at Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park. Its line up includes Maybach Music Group, Santigold, Skrillex, MMG, Odd Future, D’Angelo and many more with plenty of special guests sure to come through. Tickets are on sale now.

Mav’s Star Dirk Nowitzki Married In Traditional Kenya Ceremony

Dirk Nowitzki and his new wife Jessica are an example of how to make an multi-cultural wedding arrangement work.
Earlier this month, rumors surfaced that the Dallas Maverick forward wed his girlfriend Jessica Olsson in a traditional Kenya ceremony with plans to have a second wedding in Germany for his family. Photos have now surfaced of the bride and 7 foot groom, dressed in traditional Kikuyu garments, during the ceremony. According to reports: Check out a few pics below
The short version of the Kikuyu wedding, that is meant to announce to the community that the daughter is engaged, provided relatives from both sides with an opportunity to get to know each other and conclude ruracio (dowry payments) discussions. When a couple goes through the ruracio phase, their wedding is officially recognized by customary laws.
The bride, Jessica was also presented with a kiondo (handwoven bag) by elderly kikuyu women. She had to demonstrate how she would go to the market and shop for her husband. Later the couple together with the guests danced to mugithi tunes

'His & Hers!' Kim Kardashian tweets picture of her and Kanye West's matching bracelets
It often occurs that a couple start dressing similarly when they’ve been together for some time but Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have taken it one step further.
Rather than step out in matching outfits, the rapper and the reality TV star sported similar gold bracelets as they enjoyed a drink in New York today.
Kim tweeted a picture of their arms stretched out to reach a glass of alcohol, showing her wearing a gold cuff, while her boyfriend Kanye wears a chunky bracelet in the same colour along with a slimmer one.
Kim Kardashian posted a picture of herself and boyfriend Kanye West enjoying a drink in New York while showing off their matching bracelets
She simply titled the picture ‘His & Hers’.
She added another picture, showing a matching cuff on her other arm while Kanye also sported an intricate design.
Kardashian was clearly excited to spend time with her lover today, and took to Twitter to share her enthusiasm.
Kim and Kanye were happy to display their bling for all to see as they enjoyed a romantic date in New York
After first spending some time with her close friends Loren and Amber Ridinger at a spa, Kim quickly rushed off to see her man.
She tweeted ‘Feels so good to be back in NYC! Fun spa day with @lorenridinger & @amberridinger! Now off to a date w my babyboo lol’
Kim also took a very blurry picture of herself and Kanye in a car and wrote ‘Trying to take a pic of us in a moving far is not so easy! LOL (sic)’
Kim tweeted about her excitement at getting to spend time with her babyboo Kanye
If recent reports are true, the gold cuff isn’t he only jewellery Kim will be sporting, it has been reported that the couple could be set to walk down the aisle.
The 31-year-old reality star, who came under fire for ending her marriage to former husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days, is apparently very close to receiving a proposal.
The rapper is said to be currently designing a ring for his ladylove, according to Radaronline.com.
The 'Gold Digger' hitmaker has reportedly asked a private jeweller to craft a piece for his girlfriend using diamonds and rubies from his late mother Donda's personal collection as he wants to propose when her divorce to Humphries is finalised.
Kanye is famously a fan of bling and often sports different types of jewellery as does his girlfriend
A source said: 'Kanye picked out some of Donda's most expensive pieces, including some diamond earrings and a ruby ring.
'He then gave them to a private jeweller friend to make Kim a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.
'Donda was such an important person in Kanye's life, he thought the world of her and was devastated when she died.
'So, he kept all her jewellery as keepsakes - a lot of the pieces were items he bought over the years after he made it as a hip-hop star.
And now, Kanye has found a woman he respects and loves just as much as his mom, so he wants to share her jewellery collection with Kim.'
Kim and Kanye have recently started dating after being friends for years
Kanye wants to marry Kim in either Chicago, where he was raised, or Oklahoma, where Donda is buried.
The source added to RadarOnline.com: 'Kanye is an emotional character and has earmarked Chicago or Oklahoma as the two places he'd love to wed Kim.'
However, friends have advised the rapper against the gesture as he would struggle to get the precious jewels back if he and Kim were to split.
The source explained: 'His friends think it's a terrible idea and are advising him not to give Kim the ring.
'Because it's a gift, it would be difficult for Kanye to ask for it back if they ever split up.'

Celebs Hit Russell Simmons’ ‘Art for Life’
Over the weekend, Russell Simmons, along with his bother, Danny Simmons, hosted the 13th Annual ART FOR LIFE East Hampton Benefit. This year’s event honored recording artists Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Betsy Z. Cohen (Bancorp Inc.), Tamia and Grant Hill (The Grant Hill Foundation), and Marc J. Leder (Sun Capital Partners Inc.). CNN’s Soledad O’Brien hosted the evening, while Star Jones was on the mic MC’ing the Rush Kids Auction.
Peep the pix.

Musical performances included Anita Baker, Salt-N-Pepa, Melanie Fiona and Diggy Simmons. We spotted everybody and their play cousin, including: Kimora Lee Simmons, Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Justine Simmons, Angela Simmons, Vanessa Williams, June Ambrose, Star Jones, Salt N Pepa, Rocsi Diaz and some other fancy folk. With tables beginning at $15,000, Proceeds from ART FOR LIFE will go to the Foundation’s arts education and gallery programs, which directly serve over 2,300 students each year.

Evelyn Lozada Is STUCK With The Last Name Ochocinco For NOW!!
“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada may be happily married, but a new report released this weekend reveals that her last name isn’t exactly matching her husband’s. Evelyn has been more than eager to change her name, but a new report from TMZ reveals that despite changing her name, her last name still doesn’t match Chad’s last name.
Unfortunately, we’re told Lozada has not received her official marriage paperwork yet … and she can’t legally change her name to match his until it comes in.
After all the name-changing is said and done, he’s going to be “Chad Javon Ochocinco Johnson” and in a show of support, Evelyn will become “Evelyn Alexandra Lozada Ochocinco Johnson.”

Michael B. Jordan And Tristan Wilds Casted In New Movie “Fruitvale”
Actors, Michael B. Jordan and Tristan Wilds have signed on to play roles in the new film, Fruitvale. Forest Whitaker and partner Nina Yang are producing the film for their company, Significant Productions. The film is based on a true-life police shooting in Oakland. On New Year’s Day 2009, Oscar Grant, a young Bay Area resident who was detained and killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer at Oakland’s Fruitvale Station . The event was captured on camera, and the ensuing trial and its verdict spurred protests and riots. Fruitvale will cover Oscar Grant’s final hours before he was shot and killed. 

Also added to the ensemble cast is: Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Ahna O’Reilly, and Melonie Diaz.
Ryan Coogler is making his writing and directorial debut with this film, which he developed within the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting Lab. Ryan Coogler grew up in Oakland and Richmond and graduated from St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley. Production began this month and BART is supporting the project, allowing the production to film at the actual Fruitvale station where the shooting took place.
Michael B. Jordan will star as Oscar Grant, while Tristan Wilds will play Grant’s best friend, Johntue Caldwell. Academy Award winning actress, Octavia Spencer will be playing Oscar Grant’s mother, Wanda Johnson. With Octavia Spencer’s involemnt, people will be required to pay attention to this movie rather than dismiss it as some sort of angry, marginal film.

Unity? Prince, Paris and Blanket attend Jackson brothers tour with Katherine - as biological mother weighs in on custody
Katherine Jackson turned up to watch her four sons in concert last night, despite the fact that one of them, Jermaine, is battling his mother to overthrow the Michael Jackson estate.
The Jackson matriarch, who was last week reported missing before turning up in Arizona, also brought along her three grandchildren to the Jackson brothers' Unity concert in Saratoga, New York.
The bizarre claims surrounding 82-year-old Katherine's trip, and the related family feud over the late Michael Jackson's estate, have thrown open guardianship issues involving Paris, Prince and Blanket.
And in a further development, the biological mother of the two eldest has weighed in on the matter.
'They're trying to take my mother's life': Randy Jackson launches attack on executors as feud over Michael Jackson's will launches into open warfare.
Now Katherine Jackson and nephew TJ seek shared guardianship of King of Pop's three children as judge orders probe into their welfare
'I would knock her teeth out if she spoke to me like that': Jackson family friend Gladys Knight lashes out at Paris for mouthing off at aunt Janet
The disagreement is said to have stemmed from a dispute over Michael's $500 million will.
Jackson died in June 2009 at age 50 and left his estate to care for his mother and three children. He left nothing to his father or siblings, who have repeatedly tried to intervene in the estate.
Several have expressed doubts about the validity of his will, although the courts have rejected this.
Michael's sisters Rebbie and Janet and brothers Jermaine and Randy are battling with the executors of his estate over who should control his money and legacy.
They have claimed mismanagement of the estate was affecting Katherine's health, and Randy insisted his mother went to the Arizona spa on doctor's orders to relax.
But the singer's older children Prince, 15, and Paris, 14 have suggested on Twitter that she was purposefully kept from them.
Meanwhile, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff instructed a court investigator to prepare a report 'addressing the status of the minor children' and Katherine.
The judge stripped Katherine of guardianship on Wednesday after hearing allegations that some of her children were holding her against her will in Arizona.
The son of the Jackson Five's Tito, 34-year-old T.J., has helped his grandmother care for the teenagers and their brother, Blanket, 10, since their father's death.
In a statement Friday, a lawyer for Katherine said that after meeting with him and the children, she concluded it was in the family's best interests for him to stay on as a guardian.
And in a new development, the biological mother of the two eldest children - Debbie Rowe - has said she wants to be consulted about any changes in guardianship of the children.
'As long as Katherine is still actively involved (with the kids), there shouldn't be a problem,' a source told NY Daily News.
'But they never agreed to let TJ be a decision maker. (Rowe) knows TJ from when he was little. She knows he's close to the kids. But she might ask for more custodial responsibility if he's making decisions she doesn't agree with," the Rowe source said on Friday.

Idaho Billboard Compares Dark Knight Rises Movie Killer ‘James Holmes’ To President Obama
An electronic billboard in Caldwell, Idaho that compares President Obama to James Holmes, the 24-year old man accused of killing 12 in Aurora Colorado, movie theater on July 20th, has sparked outrage in the community, reports, The Idaho Statesman.

The giant sign on Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue features a photo of Holmes with the words, “Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out,” written under his picture, juxtaposed to a photo of Obama with the words, “Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize,” written below.
The billboard is funded by a group honoring the memory of the late Libertarian thinker Ralph Smeed, the Ohio Statesman reported. According to the group, the billboard is there to remind Americans of Obama’s promise to bring home the troops—a promise the group says has been broken.
“We’re all outraged over that killing in Aurora, Colo., but we’re not outraged over the boys killed in Afghanistan,” said Maurice Clements, a member of the group, which has previously paid to display other anti-Obama messages on the billboard.

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Ashanti Kicks It On Set With Fat Joe, Khaled & More & Tyrese gears up for new video
Ashanti is making a few moves in between working on her upcoming fifth studio album now set to drop January 2013. 
Ashanti threw on her purple leopard pants and pumps to hit the video set with Fat Joe, Roscoe Dash, DJ Khaled and more. Everyone on set was tweeting pics of what they were up to.
And she wouldn't say much else about what she's working on, but she did tweet this:

Working hard on a bunch if different things! U guys know I don't give up the goods so easy!!ON ALL LEVELS! Lmaoo! #yeahhewaitedthatlong haha
Ashanti is in talks to be in the sequel to Coach Carter and is executive producing and starring in a movie called I Love Cinema.
And Tyrese shot his video for his next single, "Best of Me" this weekend. And he tapped Top Model and upcoming "Girlfriend Confidential" reality star Eva Marcille to be his leading lady. Tyrese posted the sneak peek above and tweeted:
From the set of my new video "BEST OF ME" look at my naturally beautiful leading lady.. Wow!!
The singer/actor will be going away for 5 months to shoot Fast & The Furious 6. So he had a "going away party" last night as well....

Jae Mills disses Pusha T

Most recently following this ongoing G.O.O.D. Music versus Young Money beef, Jae Mills released a diss record entitled “Hearing Voices” taking aim at Pusha T. In the song Millz questions Pusha supposed street credibility in the drug game, as well as mentions his quality of music and new connection with Kanye and G.O.O.D. Music with lyrics like :

“I’m tired of all these corny-a– rappers / So-called trappers, telling they story backwards / Talking all that white s–t, you ain’t never had it / Post office visits the only time you stamped the package.”
“Shame on me on yet to have an album in a wrapper / But n—a shame on you for every album gettin’ wacker / And you a d–krider, switch sider, certified clique hopper, still getting nada.”

Its seems that these low blows didnt make Pusha T. the least bit frustrated when he had to address the issue surrounding the song in a recent interview with BET, stating :
“I guess they’re doing what they should do — it is what it is.” “As long as the music is good, I ain’t got no worries, man. Now, bad music I don’t like.”
During the interview Pusha does mention his brother/bandmate, No Malice, who has also been working solo. He also announces that they have plans to reunite for another Clipse album

Basketball Wives’ Tami Roman Victim of Internet

Internet hackers have gotten the best of Basketball Wives star, Tami Roman. On Friday, we learned that Tami had went to the police, after she realized that both her twitter and email accounts had been hijacked. TMZ reports:
We’re told a friend tipped her off that someone had taken over her Twitter account and declared himself in charge. Our sources say Tami Reached out to both AOL and Twitter, but didn’t receive a response back yet.

For now, Tami’s twitter page (formerly @TamiRoman) has been shut down. No official comment has been shared from Tami’s camp. And in more pleasant news, Tami is keeping busy, filming a family friendly comedy called “Belles.” The thirty minute show will feature Keith David, Elise Neal and Roman.

Kobe Bryant Spotted Shirtless While Partying With Some Ladies

Looks like Kobe Bryant is having a little bit of fun in Europe, hanging with 2 white chicks, and shirtless. According to TMZ, Kobe was FORCED to strip down because “someone 
spilled an entire drink on him, and his shirt was soaking wet.”

According to our sources, both women in the photo had their significant other with them at the after party (one husband, one boyfriend).
I wonder what his wife Vanessa had to say about this?

Mike Epps Returning For The Hangover Iii
Looks like we’ll not only be getting a third film in The Hangover franchise, but most, if not all, of the original cast will be back—including Mike Epps hilarious character, Black Doug. He was the drug dealer who is mistaken for the group’s missing friend Doug and kidnapped by a gangster played by Ken Jeong—also set to return with an even bigger role. Todd Phillips is back to direct with original cast members Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in the hilarious movie. Details are being kept confidential, but the scheduled release date as of today is May 24, 2013.

Floyd Mayweather Throws Party For Fiance From Jail
Even in his absence Floyd “Money” Mayweather was able to organize an upscale birthday party for his fiance, Shantel Jackson while serving his jail-time at the Clark County Detention Center. Our sources over at thejasminebrand.com tell us Ms. Jackson spent the night partying with close friends as well as celebrity guests like 50 cent.

Mayweather reportedly laced her with lavish gifts he had sent to her which included a custom cake in the shape of a boxing ring, a Balenciaga alligator bag (worth $30,000) with another cake to match the bag , Hines Couture shoes, and jewelry.

With shorts like these, she’ll be making demon babies in no time!


GO Gabby! U.S Women Gymnastics Team WINS GOLD in London!

U.S. Women's Gymnastics Wins Team Gold Medal At London Olympics
Now introducing.. the latest "Fab Five." Or is it the Fierce Five?
How about both? The U.S. women's gymnastics team was both fabulous and ferocious as it dominated the team finals at the 2012 London Olympics.
The U.S. women captured the gold medal with an overall score of 183.596. Russia scored a 178.530 to take the silver and Romania won the bronze with a score of 176.414.
The 2012 U.S. women's gymnastics team is composed of Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney. According to the Olympic format, each team selects three gymnasts for each of the four apparatuses in the final -- balance beam, uneven bars, vault and floor.
The 16-year-old Douglas performed in each of the rotations while Wieber was called on for the floor, vault and uneven bars. Raisman worked the floor and the beam, with Ross performing on the beam and the uneven bars. Maroney was the only U.S. gymnast with just one event but no one on the team registered a score higher than her 16.233 on vault. That score was the highest of all competitors in the team final.
Russia was the primary challenger for the U.S. team in middle stages of the competition but completely fell apart during the floor routine, with two gymnasts falling during their routines. After Russia's mistakes, the U.S. team headed to the floor knowing three solid performances would likely win them the gold. Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman delivered impressive floor routines to clinch the first team gold for the U.S. since the "Magnificent Seven" won in 1996.
After Douglas opened up the U.S. turn on the floor with a 15.066 score, Wieber proved that she was not going to let her disappointment in missing the individual all-around distract her in the team competition. Delivering a confident, powerful performance, Wieber seemed to be struggling just to contain her excitement near the end of her routine, knowing how close she was to a gold medal. Rounding out the U.S. trio on the mat, Raisman scored a team-high 15.300. With tears in her eyes, she left the mat knowing that the U.S. would be atop the medal stand.

Perhaps to the delight of Jalen Rose Chris Webber, Maroney told Will Graves of The Associated Press after the competition that the quintet would like to be called the "Fierce Five" rather than the "Fab Five" as some had taken to calling them.
.he 54 year old has made no secret...