The Daily Buzz For May 1

Naomi Campbell Debuts Blonde Hair For Vogue Brazil
To say that Naomi Campbell's hair has been through a lot is an understatement. Over the course of decades in the modeling industry, Campbell has worn every kind of extension, braid, wig and weave in existence (and has the unfortunate hair damage to show for it).

Now Naomi's latest tress change is going blonde. The 42-year-old supermodel was photographed by Tom Munro for the May 2013 cover of Vogue Brazil with stunningly light blonde hair, blown out into sleek, straight strands.

The new color, we think, looks pretty great (although it helps that Campbell clearly has a giant fan pointed right at her head). Even if it is a wig, as FashionGoneRogue reports, we hope it's one Naomi will keep on for a while.

Check out the new cover. Do you prefer Naomi brunette or blonde?

Erykah Badu Flaunts That Body On Miami Beach
We've seen Ms. Badu in many-a-looks before.  But never as a blonde bikini banger!  Check out our fave "Bag Lady" flossing her bikini bod in Miami in a few rare pics inside...
Fresh off her brand new "Q.U.E.E.N." collabo with Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu hit up Miami beach and showed off her hot bikini body while on vacay.  It's a side we've yet to see of her (other than that naked scene in the "Window Seat" video and that Flaming Lips video and a few photoshoots):
The 42-year-old sexy soulful singer rocked a large tribal necklace over a black bikini as she soaked up the sun with a mystery dude...who was spotted fetching her food and drinks.  Get it Erykah!
Cute!  Erykah's performing all over the place these days.

NBA LEGEND Michael Jordan MARRIES Yvette Prieto In Palm Beach
NBA legend Michael Jordan marries his with longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto yesterday, at an Episcopal church in Palm Beach and then hosted about 1,500 guests at a country club in Jupiter.
Although photos of Jordan and Prieto have not yet gone public, shots of a number of his guests, including Pippen, Ewing and Jordan’s mother, Dolores, have surfaced.
Former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen and his wife, former “RHOM” star Larsa Pippen
Michael’s mom Deloris Peoples
And here’s the BIG TENT Estate where it was!
Congrats Michael!

Asian Fraternity At UC Irvine Under Backlash After Using Blackface To Portray Jay Z
Every time I hear someone say something like racism isn’t a problem anymore I have to wonder in what sheltered world do they live in.  Because stories like this remind me that race relations in this country are still a major issue.  An Asian fraternity by the name of Lambda Theta Delta at the University of California – Irvine has been under fire after posting a video where one of the members portrays Jay-Z by wearing blackface.  Using Justin Timberlake‘s Suit & Tie as the soundtrack, the clip shows snippets of events that the fraternity has hosted.  It then segways to a group of fraternity members singing along with Justin, when all of a sudden a member in blackface comes out as Jay Z.
The group has since then issued an apology on Facebook, saying that the use of blackface was insensitive and wrong.  They also claim that the video was the creation of only a few members and not by the fraternity as a whole.  They close by saying that the video does show that racism and ignorance still exists today and they in no way condone it.  It was a great apology but I’m not sure I buy the “we didn’t know this was being made” angle.  But, maybe that’s me.  
Check out the video in question plus the full apology below:

First and foremost, Lambda Theta Delta sincerely apologizes for the extremely racist content of the “Suit and Tie” video. The use of black face in the video is incredibly offensive as well as insensitive. This behavior is simply unacceptable and the individuals responsible for the video have already been reprimanded within the organization prior to the public outcry to which this formal apology is responding. We want to ensure everyone that this video does not represent the views of the collective house. With that being said it does acknowledge the fact that we have some ignorant individuals within our organization, whom we have already dealt with ourselves.
The video itself was not a fraternity directed project but rather a video made individuals within the organization. We assure you that the video was neither pre-approved by the leadership nor the house. The house was not aware of its production until it was released into the realm of public media. Namely it was first published onto Facebook by these individuals and was immediately removed when other members, NOT IGNORANT of the history and oppressive nature of the use of blackface, learned of it. We did not realize that it was still in existence and believed it to be a grave mistake of a few members who were reprimanded for their actions.

The collective house is aware of the great ignorance of the video as it perpetuates a gravely offensive stereotype against African- Americans. Rest assured that the individuals have already been punished for their actions and it is an issue we have already addressed within the house. We apologize for its creation as well as any mental anguish the production has caused to the community. We did not realize it was still in circulation as the house intended its complete deletion for its extremely insensitive content.
Regardless of the circumstances, the video proves the existence of racism and ignorance today. Lambda Theta Delta in no way promotes these values nor perpetuates them. The ignorance and bigotry of the content is intolerable. We extend our deepest and most sincere apologies to the community for the extremely insensitive transgression.

Your Thoughts?

John Boehner’s Daughter Is Dating A Black Man Who smokes Marijuana ?
No wonder John Boehner is always so uptight, his daughter is engaged to a black man, not just a black man but a black man with a record.  Not saying he is “against it or prejudice, but this is hilarious. The irony of anti-drug house speaker John Boehner’s daughter marrying a man with marijuana record is crazy!   According to BlackEnterprise Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner’s 35 year old daughter Lindsay Marie Boehner, is engaged to a Jamaican-born 38-year-old construction worker who was previously arrested  for marijuana possession.
“In 2006, Dominic Lakhan was arrested in Pembroke Pines, Florida for misdemeanor possession of two grams of marijuana during a traffic stop. He was also arrested in 2003 for driving with an open beer container in the car.

Dominic and Lindsey, are set to marry in DelRay Beach Florida, May 10th.”

RHOA’s Kenya Moore Denies Sexting Apollo + Says Husbands Are Thirsty For More Camera Time
It’s almost been a full week and Real Housewives of Atlanta junkies are still chatting about part 3 of the reunion show. For the most part, cast mates have laid low in the press, outside of Porsha Stewart, who has finally made a few press runs addressing the drama surrounding her marriage to ex-NFL’er Kordell Stewart. But one of the BRAVO shows, break-out stars, Kenya Moore would like to clear the air, before they go on a hiatus. This week, she took to her blog, defending accusations that she inappropriately text flirted with Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo.

Peep a few excerpts of what she had to say.

Apollo and I had initially communicated via group text and emails when collaborating on the workout video. We were amiable to one another even after the deal fell through and remained cordial. Despite his desperate outburst, neither of us acted inappropriately….It was just as shocking for me to hear him make accusations that I, in effect, propositioned him. So shocking that I had to laugh at just how contrived and rehearsed it was. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, I’m certain Apollo was coached by Phaedra. Hence why I showed my phone with all the texts to Andy to prove my innocence and offered to pass it around for full and transparent disclosure.  Andy verified that there was no sexual content to any of the texts. I feel sorry that Apollo’s wife is so sadistic that she will do anything to malign, embarrass, disenfranchise, and slander me because I beat her at her own game.

REAL MEN DON’T FIGHT WITH WOMEN…No real or decent man verbally attacks a woman. The truth is, Peter, Apollo, and Kordell have all shown unacceptable aggression and intimidation toward women. Only cowardly men raise their voices in anger, physically act aggressively, or angrily shout at and attack women. Real men stay out of their women’s business and they don’t engage in repugnant hostile actions or words toward a woman whether they know, like, or dislike her. I applaud Gregg and Todd for the classy and appropriate way they refrained from attacking me unlike the others to get camera time. The others are always looking for their moment, which is why they all bonded with my groupie ex. As badly as they all want to hold a peach, they never will.

She ended her blog post, addressing her cast mates directly:

NeNe: Thank you for your kindness and your open heart. You have had my back on and off screen and I appreciate you for all you have done to help me navigate this process and my changes in life. I most appreciate the girl talk and encouraging words you have given me regarding my love life. Those words came at a time I thought I would never find someone who would love me unconditionally. I’ll never forget those words.

Cynthia: You are the epitome of a beautiful woman equally as stunning as you are kind. You haven’t let the pressures of being in the public eye change you. I’m happy to call you a friend and hope that our relationship continues to grow. You inspire me.

Kandi: I have always been a fan and am so proud watching your life flourish. Thank you for staying neutral and true to yourself. You are a sweet, talented, successful, kind woman. You deserve to be happy. I think Todd is a wonderful man and can’t wait to see what is next for you in business and in life.

Kim: I never laughed so much when we met. You are funny, sweet, sexy, and real. I hate that we didn’t get a chance to bond during the season, but we are neighbors and I’ll be over soon to borrow some sugar! You crack me up.

Porsha: Life is about growth. We can only grow if we are able to see our mistakes. Look to God and your family and true friends for support during your lowest times. It’s not about the destination but the journey. The journey is what makes life worth living. The journey is what makes boys into men and girls into women. I’m confident your life will change for the better. I wish you well. (And thank you for Gone With The Wind Fabulous!)

Phaedra: God brings people into your life for a reason. You are the reincarnation of my mother. Your actions and evil will toward me goes beyond any fight. You meant to destroy me with your planted blog stories, reckless false accusations, counsel to my ex, and sinister behavior in its lowest form. Yet, you have only made me stronger and wiser. Thank you for showing me who you really are.


Mashonda, Yandy & Estelle and others Celebrate JONES Magazine
Over in NYC, the 3rd Annual Jones Magazine 2013 Best in Beauty Issue Celebration Dinner went down at the über exclusive DUO Restaurant & Lounge.  And some of our fave fab chicks were on hand to celebrate:
Angela Simmons looked stylish as usual in super cute lime green sandals as she posed it up with "LAHH" star Yandy Smith and former "LAHH" star Mashonda with the perfect makeup as usual.
The ladies all kicked it with Sidra Smith (Tasha Smith's twin sis), Raqui Thunda and a camo loving Estelle.
Estelle was spotted looking cute as usual--since we've noticed her style game has stepped all the way up--as she had some fun with party promoter Legendary Damon.
Hey Sidra!
"Gossip Game" stars Angela Yee and Kim Osorio were there...
And beauty queen Kamie Crawford (Miss Teen USA 2010) was there snapping pics with publisher Londell McMillan.  So gorge.
Fab times all around!

Mike Tyson Reveals An Ex-Girlfriend Cooked & Ate One Of His Pigeons
There are some people that you break up with who you can still be friendly with.  Then there are those who do something so far out there that you just gotta cut all communication with them.  I would definitely categorize this person under the latter.  During an interview on New York’s Boomer & Carton radio show, boxer Mike Tyson shared a story about a time when one of his exes killed and ate one of his pigeons, right in front of him. This was following admitting trying to eat one in the first place. *record scratch*

Tyson: “I tried. I was dating this young lady and she said, ‘I don’t know why you’re flying those damn birds, you should be eating them.’ … She happened to grab one and — and she cooked one and proceeded to eat it. And I just couldn’t do it.”

Carton: “You loved the pigeon that much.”

Boomer: “Well, cause he’s got a relationship with the pigeons.”

Tyson: “It just wasn’t the right thing to do.”

Umm…uhh…I’m not for sure that that counts as an attempt to eat a pigeon, moreso than being bullied into eating one.  But I tell you what.  Even if I don’t have a pigeon as a pet, the minute you talk about how you’d like to season and fry it up like some drummettes is the same minute I tell you to get the hell out.  There’s too much chicken in the world to try frying a flying rat.  Grossness.

Tamar Braxton Will Show Her Delivery On Reality Show
Tamar is so thirsty for attention, but I like her.. Going against her husbands wishes she has decided to air her delivery on the next season of Tamar & Vince.
 “My husband’s not comfortable with any of this,” she stated with a giggle before collecting her thoughts. Tamar is a little more open to the idea because she feels that it’s only right to continue bringing fans along for the rest of the journey that she started last season on “Braxton Family Values” and her own spin-off.
“I think we’re going to let them in as much as we can,” Tamar shared. “You don’t want to bring your viewer all the way to the point where you went through in vitro, then it didn’t happen like that and it happened naturally. I just think it’s a story to tell and not to tell the whole story is kind of unfair.
That aside, the cameras are only allowed to go so far and Tamar has made one stipulation. “You won’t be looking in my purse,” she stated. “My purse is off limits. I don’t even wanna see inside my purse!”

“Tiny is in talks of helping me plan my baby shower,” “My sisters really, really know me, but Tiny is my best friend and she’s going to make sure that all the people that I want there are going to be there. And she’s bringing that kind of fun ratchet vibe.”

While her fans in the States await her Cymatika disc, Ameriie has been doing international shows and taking inspiration from her travels.
The "1 Thing" singer, who's been married for nearly two years to husband/manager Lenny Nicholson, recently jetted of to Dubai to perform a few of her hit singles. 
Though she hasn't released any new music since last year's buzz single "Every Time", we're sure the international fans at Cirque Du Soir were happy to see her.  They love artists even when America doesn't pay much attention to them..

We're loving her auburn hair. 
And before she hit the stage, she chilled poolside with international booker and party promoter Fred Frenchy.  
Fun times.  Glad to see she's still doing her...

If we could just somehow coordinate these two to bump into each other all of our problems would be solved!!


R&B Divas Nicci & Syleena CLASH nearly to BLOWS!

R&B Divas Nicci & Syleena CLASH nearly to BLOWS!
In the latest R&B Divas teaser clip Nicci Gilbert and Syleena Johnson implode during a conversation about the ladies going on tour together...

Once again it’s on! This week, TV One’s popular reality show, R & B Divas, is back for a second season. All of the usual suspects have returned Monifah Carter, Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Syleena Johnson and Keke Wyatt, along with two new faces Latocha Scott and Angie Stone. But that’s not what we’re most excited about. 

We got our hands on a new trailer for the show and it appears that a bit of ratchedenss has seeped into the sassy cast members. In the clip, there are accusations flowing that things may’ve gotten physical between the two, which totally makes sense. In a recent interview with CocoaFab, KeKe Wyatt hinted that she almost didn’t return for another season, because of too many freakin fights.
Peep the excepts below.

On almost not returning for season two:
I wasn’t really going to come back at first because they was getting on my nerves fighting and carrying on, and I thought this show was supposed to be not all that crap. So they told me that it wasn’t going to be like that this season, which that was a lie, but whatever. I’m on there.

On the fighting this season:
 I love Nikki and I love Syleena, I love all of ‘em genuinely. It’s real for me, and I just don’t want to see family and friends fighting. It just don’t make no sense. Although they’re not physically fighting, verbally fighting is just as damn bad.

On her thoughts for the new season:
I’m a stay prayed up for these people.
Watch the confrontation



Trans woman stabbed, dumped in pond tied to concrete in Ohio
A 20-year-old transgender woman was found three weeks after she went missing half-naked with numerous stab wounds
A transgender woman was stabbed repeatedly and dumped into a pond tied to a block of concrete in Cleveland, Ohio.

Cermia by her birth given name, Carl Acoff, police announced yesterday they had identified her body after she went missing a month earlier on 27 March.
The 20-year-old was found three weeks later naked from the waist down with multiple wounds.
The man who found her initially believed the body was a mannequin, and contacted police who checked their missing persons list.
Nicole Cantie, Acoff’s cousin, told Fox8: ‘He ain’t deserve to die like this. They didn’t have to do him like this.’ I guess the couson didn't much respect for her own cousin?

In the past, Cermia (Acoff) had clashed with police and the courts over her wish to be treated as a woman.
In January 2012, a judge found her guilty of possessing dangerous drugs after Acoff pleaded no contest. These drugs included hormones used to boost oestrogen in women. She was fined $1000 and sentenced to 100 days in jail.
A year before, Acoff was fined $100 after being found guilty of failing to pay a fare and telling officers she was a woman.

At any rate R.I.P Cermia!
Via Gay Star News

Univ Of Arizona Student Tells Women: ‘You Deserve Rape’!

University Of Arizona Student Tells Women: ‘You Deserve Rape’

University of Arizona student sparked outrage on Tuesday for preaching against women while holding a sign proclaiming, “You deserve rape.”
Dean Saxton, a junior, is notorious for giving inflammatory sermons in the middle of campus. This time, he argued that women are responsible for their rapes because of the way they dress and act. Saxton’s stunt may have been planned in response to the “Take Back the Night” protest against sexual violence
Saxton cut right to the chase, bluntly stating that girls who dress like “a whore” have it coming:
Saxton, a junior studying classics and religious studies, said his sermon was meant to convey that “if you dress like a whore, act like a whore, you’re probably going to get raped.”
“I think that girls that dress and act like it,” Saxton said, “they should realize that they do have partial responsibility, because I believe that they’re pretty much asking for it.”
According to the Daily Wildcat, the Dean of Students received “stacks of written complaints, emails and multiple phone calls regarding Saxton’s sermon about women.” Many students directly confronted Saxton, even trying to pull down his sign. Saxton embraced the attention on his Twitter account, posting a screenshot of an article about the Take Back the Night with the comment, “The whores are out.” In other sermons, Saxton has cursed people who are gay, have pre-marital sex, masturbate or have lustful thoughts. His Twitter account is rife with anti-Muslim sentiment, as well; last month he tweeted, “There will come a time when the sword will be put to the heathen.”
However hateful his speech may be, university attorneys told angry students that Saxton is exercising his right to free speech, and has yet to violate the student code of conduct.
While Saxton’s language is more incendiary than the norm, victim-blaming is very much a mainstream habit. The string of recently publicized rapes of high school and college students have exposed how communities shame victims rather than condemn the perpetrators. Dartmouth College is currently dealing with a similar backlash to anti-sexual violence protesters, who received rape and death threats amid a slew of misogynistic and ignorant comments posted online.
University of Arizona, while hardly condoning Saxton’s extremist display, has struggled with its own rape culture. Last year, fraternity brothers were indicted for sexual abuse, sexual assault and kidnapping of another UA student, but the charges were later dismissed. Many other students have reported abuse — 29 reports of sexual abuse and 53 reports of rape in one year — to the on-campus sexual assault crisis center.

John Boehner’s Daughter in Love with a POT SMOKING Black Man!

John Boehner’s Daughter in Love with a POT SMOKING Black Man!

They're going to the chapel and they’re ganja get married.
The fiancé of House Speaker John Boehner’s daughter was once busted for pot possession, a new report said.
Lindsay Boehner, 35, is engaged to Jamaica-born Dominic Lakhan, who was arrested in 2006 in Florida after a police officer pulled him over for a traffic violation, the National Enquirer reported.
A cop in Pembroke PinesFla., found 4 grams of cannabis in his ashtray.
Pot wasn’t the only illicit substance allegedly in the car. Cops also “observed in plain view a 16 oz. Natural Light beer can opened in the driver door,” the Enquirer said, citing a police report.
 “Officer also detected the odor of burnt cannabis emitting from the interior of the vehicle,” according to the police report.

Lakhan, 38, admitted to possessing the marijuana “for personal use” and was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor possession, the tabloid reported.
Has Lakhan changed his ways? Well, this week, he was spotted in a tall, tan Rastafarian-style hat and satisfying his hunger with takeout from McDonald’s.
The 2006 arrest wasn’t the first boneheaded move by the Boehner beau. In 2003, he was charged with possession of an open container of alcohol while driving, records show.

An Internet registry for “Lindsay Boehner and Dominic Lakhan” lists their nuptials as slated for May 5.
But the grassy haze on his future son-in-law — described by Radar Online as a construction worker — could have John Boehner coughing with embarrassment.
The Ohio politician is a religious Catholic, a well-known conservative — and not a backer of marijuana legalization.
Requests for comment weren’t immediately returned by Boehner spokesmen.

Incident report obtained by the National Enquirer showing charge againts Dominic Lakhan, Lindsay Boehner's fiancé.