The Daily Buzz For July 31

Hugh Jackman Covers German GQ for July 2013
The Jackman–Promoting The Wolverine, which hits theaters the end of this month, Australian actor Hugh Jackman covers the August issue of GQ Germany. Wearing a simple blue jacket, Jackman delivers a striking profile with Wolverine’s iconic facial hair.

Jill Scott Performs ‘So Gone / Knockin Da Boots’ Live At ‘The Hampton Jazz Festival’
The Neo Soul Godess that is Jill Scott took flight in Virginia recently, when she flew into ‘The Hampton Jazz Festival’ for yet another stellar live showing.
Joined by a trio of gifted backing vocalists, the Songbird wooed her willing crowd with a rendition of 2011′s ‘So Gone’, going onto to watch her support rock the stage with the Kevin Conner penned H-Town classic ‘Knockin’ Da Boots’.


Gotta Love Jill!

Tyga Sued By Video Vixens For $20M
Tyga better have an on point lawyer. The pair of video vixens that are suing the YMCMB rapper over their appearance in his "Make It Nasty" video are seeking $10 million a piece.
TMZ reports: Elizabeth Velasquez and Azia Davies sued Tyga last year, claiming shots of their nipples ended up in his music video ... without their permission. They say they were promised NO nudity.
Now, the ladies have decided on a dollar amount for the alleged 3x-up ... they filed new legal docs in July asking for $10 MILLION EACH (that's $5 MILLION per boob) in punitive damages.
In case you're wondering how exposed they were -- you can watch the explicit version of the video on YouTube. It really lives up to its name.
When we first heard of this lawsuit it was actually three women seeking damages. The women are suing for breach of contract, invasion of privacy, and fraud since they were assured the dirty version of the video would never be released.
Check out the "Make It Nasty" video on the flip. We suggest Tyga just feature his baby mama, Blac Chyna, in his videos since it's a safe bet she won't sue as long as he handles the pamper purchases.

Phaedra Parks Shows Off Her New Baby Boy Dylan In Family Photoshoot
It's been two and a half months since Pha Pha popped out baby #2.  And everyone's fave southern "Housewife" is now showing off little Dylan to the world.
In an Us Weekly spread shot at her Atlanta home by photographer Rob Ector, we see Phaedra, her hubby Apollo, their 2-year-old son Aiden & new baby Dylan all posing it up in their matching Burberry polo style shirts.  How...southern of them...

The cute fam is set to return for season 6 of "RHOA" on Bravo.

Wale Gets Kicked Off of a Plane
Rapper Wale was kicked off of a Los Angeles bound American Airlines flight on Wednesday, July 23rd. Wale didn't think he had to turn off his cellphone when the flight attendant made the announcement and he was then asked to find another mode of transportation.

Wale attempted to talk his way out of it, until the police showed up to personally escort his ass off the plane. Wale immediately took to Twitter to complain about his "mistreatment". Aside: What happened to the days when you kept your shame locked away and hidden?
Petey Pablo, 2 Chainz, Yung Joc, Snoop Dogg and a slew of others have been arrested or detained at airports around the world. Perhaps the music industry should come up with some sort of workshop for rappers teaching them how to successfully navigate airports and planes. Just a 20 minute course outlining why they shouldn't pack guns or drugs, and why they must do as they are told. It's not complicated, it's just some folks are a little slower than others.

Celebs, Reality Stars & Socialites Attend Russell Simmons’ ‘Art For Life’ Gala
Philanthropist/celebrity and media mogul, Russell Simmons hosted his ‘Art For Life’ Gala. With a theme of Field of Dreams, the annual gathering (which is in it’s 14th year) went down at the Hamptons.

One of the event’s goals is to benefit the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a foundation dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, and to offering exhibition opportunities for underrepresented artists and artists of color.
Check out a few candids.
Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, this year’s honorees included:  Samuel Englebardt (Film Producer and Media Investor, CEO, Demarest Films; William D. Johnson (Co-Founder and Chairman, Demarest Films); Anne Pasternak (President and Artistic Director, Creative Time) and Tyler Perry (Filmmaker and Philanthropist). We caught celebs like Maxwell, Estelle and Rick Ross (who performed), along with Bevy Smith, Star Jones, Skylar Diggins, Rev. Al Sharpton, Tichina Arnold, Angela Simmons, Nicole Murphy, Melanie Fiona and some other fancy folk.

Kelly Rowland & J. Cole Host Privé Atlanta; LeToya Luckett, Pusha T, Toya Wright, Bridget Kelly & More Join Them
Kelly Rowland and J. Cole hosted Privé Atlanta, presented by D’USSE, in Atlanta Kelly showed some skin; rockin’ a black open back Versace dress with a thigh high slit, and lace up Giuseppe Zanotti sandals - while J. Cole was laid back in camo pants, and a long-sleeve top.

The club was packed for the evening, and LeToya Luckett, Pusha T, Toya Wright, Bridget Kelly and more, came out to show support. Peep more pics of those who turned up inside.
Kelly smiled for a close-up with LeToya.
And caught up with her “Street Life” collaborator, Pusha T.
Makeup artist Latasha Wright stepped out to enjoy the night, and was snapped with Kelly and Toya.
And the new spokeswoman for Jaguar held onto her flowing dress, while snapped outside of the club.
Keshia Knight Pulliam was also spotted with the ladies. She rock’d a tie dye jumpsuit and white sandals as they all gathered for a group shot.

Kroy Biermann Officially Adopts Kim Zolciak's Daughters
Atlanta Falcon Kroy Biermann legally adopts Kim Zolicak's daughters Brielle and Ariana.
It's official: Kroy Biermann is now the legal father of wife Kim Zolciak's two daughters from previous relationships. The Atlanta Falcons defensive end confirmed that he adopted Brielle, 16, and Ariana, 12, during an interview with E! News on Tuesday, July 23. "I don't know if I could love anybody else's children as much as Kroy loves the girls," Zolciak raved of her husband. "I just don't know if I have it in me."
Biermann, 27, and Zolciak, 35, welcomed son Kroy, Jr. on May 31, 2011, just six months before they tied the knot in their Georgia home. The spouses welcomed son Kash on Aug. 15, 2012. Zolciak is currently expecting her fifth child.

"Before Kim and before the girls and before the boys, I lived a pretty regimented life," Biermann said. "I'd wake up, eat breakfast, go to work, come home -- it was pretty normal. Now, my house isn't going to be as clean as it was before, but it's not important. Those things are not important and it's all about prioritizing and understanding."
The athlete added, "In order to keep balance you have to have priorities. Our careers are our priorities, our kids, our health, our happiness."
Zolciak -- who said her daughters approved of their stepfather "almost immediately" -- told E! News that she "wasn't really looking for a relationship" before she met Biermann at a charity function in May 2010. In fact, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star was more drawn to his looks than his personality.
"When I saw his butt, I have never in my life seen a butt like that," Zolciak recalled. "I just thought, 'Wow he's got a really cute butt and a million-dollar smile.'" Biermann's personality sealed the deal, and the "Tardy for the Party" said their connection was instant.
"With Kroy, it was just real," Zolciak said. "It worked from the very beginning."

Keyshia Cole READIES Her New Shoe Collection With Steve Madden
Singer Keyshia Cole posted a sneak peek at her upcoming collaboration with Steve Madden recently.  She's been working at it for a while, and ow,s he's got a whole new line for you ladies who are all about that R&B style for the hood.
The soles of the shoes are inscribed with Keyshia's signature, something she seemed excited about.
Keyshia tweeted, "Got my own shoes (Literally) in my closet. These are not all of them, but its kinda dope to see em lined up! #SoBossy

Christina Milian Fired From The Voice?
Dang, it seems like the only thing Christina can do right is hop from one producer’s peen to the next, thank god for Jas Prince her back up plan, because this did not take long at all. Apparently Christina has been fired from the voice according to sources the network NBC was heading in a different direction, but their website still lists her as their Social Media Correspondent.

Hopefully this is all a rumor, I guess we will see how all of this will play out once the new season starts, which The Voice will be back on September 23. Just like Adrienne Bailon, she’ll find another place to wiggle herself in. How do they do it? The world may never know. And This is the annoying thing about the entertainment industry. If you’re attractive you can be on T.V even if you have no real presence, personality or presenting talent. To each is own..

Where’s Floyd Mayweather?!?: I’m Sorry Ms. Jackson… We Hear Floyd’s Playing House With Melissa?!?
We know Floyd Mayweather loooovvvveeesss him some Ms. Jackson but the babies and baby mamas come first?!?
Floyd Mayweather is known for feuding with his baby mamas but it appears that things are all good at the moment. While Ms. Jackson is over in LA … Melissa and her daughter are chillin’ at the Money Team facilities.

Melissa and her daughter Iyanna were Instagram straight flexin’ at The Money Team training facility. Little YaYa is too cute but Melissa needs to find some new attire to get it in at the gym, unless she’s trying to catch a certain someone’s eye… ahem… Floyd.
Meanwhile over in LA, Ms. Jackson is getting ready for her birthday/ “Welcome to LA” party that is going down at Xen Lounge. We know Floyd was in LA last night because he posted a pic of his new place and listed the address for all his fans to come by but we heard… no one showed up.
Ms. Jackson doesn’t like it when Floyd’s baby mamas step out of line. Once she gets back to Vegas, she will probably post everything in the world that Floyd has bought her, claiming her castle.


Harry Belafonte Calls For a Sit Down With Jay Z & Beyonce
Belafonte right now is in Florida attempting to sway legislation to repeal the “Stand Your Ground” laws and protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Jay Z took issue with Belafonte and addressed it on his #1 selling album, Magna Carta, Holy Grail.

In an interview with MSNBC, Belafonte was asked if Jay Z should continue to play a concert with Justin Timberlake in August, but he expounded greatly.
“I would be hard pressed to tell Mr. Jay Z what to do with this time and his fortune. All I can be critical is of what he is not doing,” the entertainment and Civil Rights icon said. “This conflict that is emerging was not from me as a direct attack on Jay Z or Beyonce. I was at a press conference in Switzerland. Questions were raised by the international press. They asked about the artists and the social engagement of the past based on a film we were watching…and how artists responded earlier in my life and how they responded today.”

He finished by extending an invitation to the rapper and singer to sit down privately.

TD Jakes Explains Why He Invited Oprah to #MegaFest, New BET Talk Show + How He Handles Critics
Saints, Aint(s) and a few sinners are gearing up from one of the biggest Christian conferences in the country. Each year, folk head down to Texas to join mega preacher Bishop T.D. Jakes’ annual ‘Mega Fest‘. In a recent interview, the 56-year-old chatted about add Oprah Winfrey to his line-up, what viewers can expect from his new BET talk show and how he handles criticism. Check out a few excerpts below.

On what inspired him to include Oprah Winfrey in ‘Mega Fest’:
Then, we’re thrilled to have Oprah, who has agreed to bring her “Lifeclass” to MegaFest. She and I are going to tackle a problem that is eating the underbelly of so many communities, and that is fatherlessness. The stats are alarming with fatherlessness, it’s escalating everywhere, and it is the impetus for which we’re having problems in the penal institution, in the educational institution with teenage pregnancies and so forth and so on. To be able to declare my narrative from such a huge platform is a great opportunity, and I was glad that she would yield it to me so that we could have this discussion with a wider array of people and accomplish what I’m really trying to do for our community.
On what viewers can expect from his new BET Talk Show, ‘Mind, Body & Soul’:
I have interviewed, in terms of celebrities, everybody from LL Cool J to Marvin Sapp, so there is going to be some spiritual elements to it as well, and I’m excited about that. But to be able to share and to learn and to ask questions… I did a one-on-one interview with Steve Harvey. I did a town hall meeting on gun violence and murder in Chicago. It’s going to be a lot of different discussions. I think that the one thing that they can expect from me, it will be uplifting, it will be entertaining and it will be intelligent.

On how he handles criticism:
If the critic says something that challenges my approach, then I ingest, digest and appropriate it. If I sense that the critic is just being critical or cynical or narrow minded, I disregard it. I focus on what I’ve been called to do. I feel like Nehemiah, that as a leader when you’re doing a great work you can’t come down. But if you’ve been misunderstood and you can give clarity, then do so and move on. Some people use the issue to attack you rather than to attack the issue that bothers them. They choose to attack an individual rather than an idea. The difference to me between constructive and destructive criticism is those people that attack the individual at the expense of their idea rather than to talk to the individual like “you’re my brother and I love you, but what do you think about this idea?” Speaking the truth in love is a dying art. Because people can be just as vicious as they want to be on social media and feel safe to let their true selves out, you have to develop a thick skin to that. I’ve learned to do that, I’m very comfortable with that, it doesn’t bother me at all. Everybody has critics. The bigger your platform, the more critics you’re going to have. More means more. You can’t have more of this and not have more of that. You’re going to have more of everything if you get into the realm of more.

Be Unbothered Bishop!

Madonna Shows off Her Gold Grillz For Her Fans Before she ‘Booty Pops’
Madonna who looks fab showed her new gold fronts for her fans on Instagram, the singer wore a wide smile as she showed off the gold grill, which features 24 diamonds and an open-tooth design showing the star’s own teeth . Madonna wore bright red lipstick to show her teeth off to the best of their advantage.

The snap was captioned:  A Woman’s work is never Done!’
Fiesty: Madonna bites down on a sword wearing the tooth adornments Madonna  is evidently pleased with the grills and has shared several other snaps of herself wearing them.  Earlier this month she posted another snap of herself wearing the contraption while biting a knife, saying ‘Live by the sword… For @harpersbazaarus’  She posted a photo of her face covered in a bizarre chain mask, writing: ‘The Revolution of Love is on…Inshallah[God willing].’ She also referred to the specialist makers of the grills, Cap Master, saying ‘Don’t hate me. Hate my #grilz. @cap_master’.  The star is believed to have been fitted with the fashionable teeth accessories for a shoot with Harper’s Bazaar.  Grills have also been favored by Hollywood rappers and stars including Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes.
She loves metal: Madonna also posted a snap of herself wearing a chain headpiece
Madonna also posted a snap of herself wearing a chain headpiece

Bottom Biscuits: sometimes they’re not so bad.



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