The Daily Buzz for Aug 1

Nicki Minaj Dropping Minajesty Fragrance; Unveils New Bottle
Nicki Minaj is adding a new scent to her fragrance collection. Named “Minajesty,” Nicki says that the new fragrance, “smells like a passionate love affair. Mysterious and sexy. An unforgettable and hypnotizing…” – and is also giving fans a glimpse of the bottle.

Following after her ”Pink Friday” fragrance, the new bottle features a mini-minaj; with this one rockin’ a red corset top, and dark pink crinkled hair. Just last week, Nicki shared a couple of pics from the set of a commercial for the new scent.
Get a look at her “Pink Friday” bottles alongside “Minajesty” below:
After posting picture collages to Instagram featuring the current, and past bottles of her fragrance, Nicki had a message for her fans:
I never dreamed I’d have a fragrance as a lil black girl in Queens, New York that was born in Trinidad. My fans made me  #1 in Macy’s with the 1st fragrance and the rest is history. Love u guys. #GodIsInControl.

NeNe Leakes DINE OUT In Beverly Hills In LOVE Tees
NeNe Leakes was seen leaving dinner at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills.
And like Nicki M, Nene was also
seen rocking a "Love" tee.
Although Nene had love sprawled across her chest, she clearly had no "love" for a disgruntled wedding planner she threw shots at on Twitter. 

In fact, Nene's $1.8 Million wedding could end up "costing" her a great deal more if a judge doesn't toss out a lawsuit filed by Tiffany Cook, who claims Nene never paid her for her services.  Weirdly, Nene acts as though she's never worked with Tiffany, only a planner named Tony.  But we hear Tiffany was the ORIGINAL planner, so apparently things got a little dicey during the planning process.
We'll see how the "love" plays out in court.

Miss Mykie SPEAKS On Being Fired From BET’s 106 & Park, she said ‘Change Is Inevitable’
So what REALLY happened with Miss Mykie, one of BET’s newest hosts on 106 & Park? Viewers and fans have been asking that question for the last few months. Earlier this year, the Howard University graduate, along with Bow Wow and radio personalities Paigion and Shorty Da Prince—became hosts of the urban music’s only video countdown show. But last month, the network confirmed that Bow Wow would be staying on, along with Angela Simmons.

In an interview with EBONY, the 28-year-old speaks on her sudden BET departure:

It’s all love with BET and it will always be. I support BET and they support me 100 percent with my future endeavors. We communicated about what was going on. It’s the TV and entertainment world and you have to prepare yourself for transitions that may come. Change is inevitable. I have grown to understand that it’s just a part of life. It allows you to learn more about yourself. It can be scary or it can be exciting, and whether you like the situation or not you have to keep it moving and make the best of it.
So what’s new for the Denver native? Two weeks ago she launched, The Tea, a fully-produced entertainment talk show exclusive to Instagram. With a built-in set and glam squad, the tightly packed edited mini clips hits Instagram every weekday at 1 p.m. eastern time and noon central time. Topics include everything from twerkin’ to the George Zimmermam verdict. Of the concept, she explained:
I fell in love. I was like ‘OMG this is so innovative and creative’. I was sold after I saw how professional it was. Everyone already has their own show on YouTube, blogs and websites, but nobody has done it on Instagram.
What’s more? She shares that she’s also pursuing her music and has recently signed with a talent agency in LA to purse acting. Sweet! We’re sure she’ll bounce back. Good luck Miss Mykie!

Morris Chestnut Inks Development Deal & New Show With BET
Actor Morris Chestnut inks a development deal with BET, that will include an upcoming television series.

Humor Mill Magazine announced that Chestnut will both develop and play the lead role of the new series, as well as develop additional projects with BET. The actor has recently appeared on Showtime’s original series Nurse Jackie for ten episodes, as well as FX’s American Horror Story, according to IMDB. Chestnut has an extensive background acting in films as well.
This is not new territory for Chestnut as he recently was one of the producers on the hit film Takers (which starred Idris Elba and Michael Ealy) and he also Executive Produced the film Not Easily Broken which he also starred with Taraji P Henson.

There have been no more details on the upcoming show Chestnut will develop and star in for BET as of yet.

Rasheeda’s I’m Bossy Clothing Line
Well Rasheeda I guess is really making Fetch happen with the Bossy Clothing line, she showed some samples and all I will say is… It could be worse….Giving me Forever 21 add another 20 to make it 41.. Ratchet it looks like stuff that’s already sold in “trendy mall shops” and ebay, but hey get money….

I’m going to buy a bunch of cheap clothes from a chinese whole-seller and start a clothing line “implant the booty haute couture”…LOL!

Racist Crowd Member Throws Bananas At Italy's 1st Black Minister
An audience member in Rome put more racism on display as a reaction to a public appearance by Cecile Kyenge, Italy's first Black minister. Kyenge was littered with bananas during a speaking engagement Friday (July 26).
Kyenge, 47, thought she was addressing a group of supporters about a new interrogation program when an unidentified person threw fruit at the stage, but never hit her. The move has become the latest in recurring instances of racial discrimination since she took office. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kyenge came to Italy for college as a teenager. In recent weeks, Italians opposed to a Black person holding government rank haven't been shy about using racism as a form of expression.

NBC News reports:
Kyenge has faced almost daily racial slurs and threats since joining the government. Earlier this month a senator from the anti-immigration Northern League party likened her to an orangutan and only apologized after a storm of criticism.
Last month, a local Northern League councilor said Kyenge should be raped so she understands how victims of crimes committed by immigrants feel. The councilor has received a suspended jail sentence and a temporary ban from public office.
Shortly before Friday's incident, members of the far-right Forza Nuova group left mannequins covered in fake blood near the site of the Democratic Party rally in protest against Kyenge's proposal to make anyone born on Italian soil a citizen.
On Twitter, Kyenge called the banana situation "sad"and  a waste of food given the "people dying of hunger." She's been fending off racial slurs from people inside and outside the government.
Official Dolores “Dolly” Valandro (mentioned above) resigned after posting on Facebook:  “Why does no one rape her, so she can understand what the victims of atrocious crime feel?” The disrespectful comment came ahead of Italian Senate member Roberto Calderoli comparing her to a monkey.  “I love animals—bears and wolves, as everyone knows—but when I see the pictures of Kyenge, I cannot [help] but think of, even if I'm not saying she is one, the features of an orangutan,” he reportedly said.
Kyenge has found backing among some of her colleagues, including Environment Minister Andrea Orlando who expressed the "utmost indignation" for what he named a "lowly act."
Any other responses will be up to the people, according to Kyenge. “In the end it will be up to the public institutions to respond to these aggressions,” she told The Daily Beast. “The fact that there is a Ministry of Integration at all means there is impetus for change.
“This is not my problem or a problem about me specifically,” she told reporters outside the rally where the bananas were thrown. This is about people who manifest their discomfort with diversity in unhealthy ways. It is my job to listen to them.”

“Real Housewives” Teresa And Joe Giudice Charged With Tax And Fraud
Things are quickly turning sour off-screen for “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Terea and Joe Giudice.

On Monday the pair was indicted on fraud and tax charges and according to the Department of Justice, they were “in a conspiracy to defraud lenders and illegally obtain mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case.”
A 39-count indictment came back to a federal grand jury and the couple is accused of “conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud,” along with Joe failing to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008.
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman adds, “The indictment returned today alleges the Guidices lied to the bankruptcy court, to the IRS and to a number of banks. Everyone has an obligation to tell the truth when dealing with the courts, paying their taxes and applying for loans or mortgages. That’s reality.”

Khloe Kardashian Confronts Lamar Odom's Lover
Khloe Kardashian tried to take control of her spiraling marriage by confronting husband Lamar Odom's lover at a basketball game. 

Lamar Odom is rumored to have been cheating on Khloe Kardashian for years. Now that one of his (alleged) former mistresses is speaking to the press, it’s all out in the open and Khloe has to confront the fact that her man is a lying cheater. Or not. We’ve heard that Khloe kicked Lamar out of the house when she first heard about his cheating, but that she let him back in about a month ago and is determined to try and make their marriage work. Since Khloe loves Lamar and wants to believe the best of him, she’s focusing her ire on the other party. Radar has details of a confrontation Khloe had with Lamar’s mistress Jennifer at one of his games. She basically laid down the law and made the woman know she was not welcome there.

Khloe saw Jennifer in the stands of a Los Angeles Clippers NBA game in January, according to reports in In Touch and Life & Style. Khloe “lost it” a source told one of the mags.
“Khloe told her, ‘How dare you come here?’ It was like Khloe wanted to take control of her marriage. It freaked Jen out – and Lamar even more.”
Richardson was seated just a few rows behind Khloe, who “went nuts” according to Life & Style. She demanded of Jennifer: “Why are you here?”
The confrontation took place in the same month that Khloe booted Lamar into a separate bedroom, a source told Radar exclusively. And after that, the NBA player left the house for a hotel, although he is now back home part-time.
Richardson, meanwhile, isn’t going away. In fact, she’s been speaking out more and more about her relationship with Lamar, now giving video interviews, discussing their sex life, their emotional bond and even their threesome!

George Zimmerman’s Brother Warns Civil Suit ‘Might Not Be Very Flattering’ for Trayvon Martin’s Family
Robert Zimmerman, whose younger brother George Zimmerman was acquitted for his role in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, told The Huffington Post on Friday that a civil suit might lead to unpleasant facts coming to light about the Florida teenager’s family.
Check out what he had to say:
“A myriad of things that were off-limits in a criminal trial would come into play in a civil case. Specifically, things that might not be very flattering to Trayvon or his family.”

“I don’t expect a wrongful death suit … There is the potential assertion of civil immunity before the case would even start — things that were off limits during the case might also come up then. Also, a criminal acquittal goes a long way to supporting a civil immunity claim.”

Robert Zimmerman is using this tragedy as his personal “15 minutes” of fame.

The Air Jordan 3 "Fire Red" Drops This Saturday [PHOTOS]
Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Husbands and wives, your significant others with a sneaker jones will be busy this Saturday morning (August 3). That's when the Air Jordan 3 Retro in the "Fire Red" colorway makes its return. Plan accordingly. 
Speaking of, Foot Locker has details on how to cop. In partnership with mall management, SELECT Foot Locker stores will implement a sweepstakes ticket procedure* in order to purchase the Air Jordan 3 Retro “White/Fire Red” (on sale 8/3/13 for $160). The sweepstakes ticket procedures will begin Wednesday, July 31st and end on Thursday, August 1st. If your ticket number is selected, you will be notified by phone on Friday, August 2nd. These procedures are for SELECT STORES only. To find out which store near you will carry the shoe and if that store will implement the sweepstakes ticket procedure, please visit the Foot Locker “Launch Locator” here. This release will also be available on Footlocker.com starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, August 3rd.
Our customers are our priority and we encourage everyone to follow the procedure outlined above in an orderly and safe manner. We thank you in advance.
Yeah yeah, there is no "Nike Air" on the heel. Get over it. "Fire Red" is one of the four original OG colorways ("White Cement," "Black Cement," and "True Blue") of Michael Jordan's third, signature sneaker. This is not the one to snooze on or you will regret not dropping that $160 for a pair.
This is a full size run, so you'll be able to share the love via girl and kids sizes.

The Celebs Show Up For Deion Sanders Black & Red Gala
ATL celebrities put on their best for Deion Sanders’ ‘Black & Red Ball’.
Last weekend, the former Hall of Famer hosted the festive event, during his 4th Annual Prime Time Youth Sports Weekend.
We spotted ex-NFL’er Kordell Stewart (who is knee-deep in divorce drama with Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Stewart); Married 2 Medicine cast members Quad Webb-Lunceford (with her hubby), Kari Wells and Dr. Simone Whitmore; Big Rich Atlanta’s Sabrina Rowe and Sharlinda Parker; R&B Divas’ Nicci Gilbert, Braxton Family Values’ Tawanda Braxton; Teddy Riley along with Deion’s children Deion Jr and Deiondra. 

I get angry when women dress sloppy and inappropriately in public. How did you think I was going to react when you two did it? C’mon people! I’ve got family and loved ones, let’s not try to give me an aneurysm over here, ok?


Shemar Moore Sex Party Shenanigans! And Caught a STD???

Shemar Moore Sex Party Shenanigans! And Caught a STD???
Has the Yeast Man Gone Mad?

According to HSK  It’s said to have been an all out brawl at Shemar Moore’s Sherman Oaks home, over the weekend. This after a source reveals one of the actor’s guests failed to play by the rules.

According to HSK the beef erupted after the ‘birthday barbeque’ turned to an infamous Shemar Moore “Never Happened” orgy. Know why? Because a cardinal rule was broken, after an attendee reportedly “cut in ling to smash before Shemar did” — leading the sex fest turn to a fight fest.
“The rules are newbies are forbidden to the hottest chic — before Shemar and his closest homeys. Dudes were fighting in their underwear when the outsider tried to cut into the orgy line!”

Here’s the drop: According to HSK!
“It was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I never knew there were rules to a orgy — but I found out this weekend. By the way, a couple months back Shemar had a yeast infection in his throat, and he went to see a nurse to get private treatment.”
Oh My NOT CUTE! * PLEASE Note the pics are not of any sex party of Shemar's

RUMOR CONTROL: Is Diahann Carroll Suffering from Dementia?

RUMOR CONTROL: Is Diahann Carroll Suffering from Dementia?
I pray this isn’t true But according to The National Enquirer. Diahann Carroll the Oscar nominated 76-year-old  is in the early stages of the disease, reports the tabloid magazine.  The newspaper is reporting that close friends say she is losing her memory but report that she is surrounded by close friends.
Dementia is an irreversible disease that affects language, problem solving and memory. She reportedly cannot remember song lyrics. 
Stay tuned for more on this and lets keep our precious icon in prayer!

SUH-NAP There’s a Reason she’s Lady O’ and that's for OVAHNESS!

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network Declared ‘Profitable’ Ahead Of Schedule
If Oprah Winfrey believed the launch of her cable channel, OWN, would be a walk in the part, we forgive her. After all, who didn’t think a station – spearheaded by one of the most powerful women in the world – would be a raving success from the jump?
As such many faces (beyond Winfrey’s) have sported puzzled looks for the last two years as the network has tried to find its feet (and audience). Indeed, its staple mix of documentaries, lifestyle features, and entertainment skewed programming haven’t been the instant success execs hoped it would.

However, recent months have seen OWN begin to sprint thanks to high-profile episodes of Oprah’s Next Chapter, Iyanla’s Fox My Life, as well as Tyler Perry‘s critically hailed serial drama ‘The Have’s & The Have Not’s’ – starring diva Tika Sumpter.

By no means editorial bias, OWN’s upswing is very much factual.
Deadline reports that the channel’s prime investor, Discovery, has announced that OWN has become financially “profitable” — ahead of schedule.
Speaking to analysts today, Discovery CEO David Zaslav relayed how he forecast that OWN would break even in the second half of this year. However, in his Q2 report, he confirmed that the station “now cash flow positive and starting to pay down the investment Discovery has made in the venture.”

The channel’s rising ratings were cited as the main catalyst, with Tyler Perry’s ‘Have And Have Nots’ and ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ christened as “bona fide hits” that contributed to 39% ratings growth among women 25-to-54 in Q2 –“the highest growth of any cable network” in the quarter and made OWN a top 20 network for women in June — and made it a top-3 network for African-American women over the last eight weeks.

Zaslav says that OWN’s “positive cash flow generation should continue to increase” with new shows including Perry’s third series, For Better Or For Worse, which makes its debut this fall.

As keen appreciators of what OWN stands for and is striving towards, the news brings the widest of smiles to our face. More power to Ms. Winfrey!

Your thoughts?


Despite many a hit driven effort, very few Rap collectives can say they enjoyed a run as a fruit as Young Money‘s.

Being in the unique position of seeing all its acts (save for Shanell) reach household name status, the crew now find themselves monopolising Hip Hop and outperforming their Pop counterparts, (see Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake).
Alas, the latest chapter to this success story has seen fans read between the lines to find that the once united group may be bidding adieu to the aforementioned Drake, upon the veiling of these court documents.
More recently, it’s the performer’s absence from the crew’s forthcoming album that’s sparked fresh talk of his departure…forcing Minaj to bare all on the supposed beef.
Her words below…
After opting to take his ‘OVO’ brand to Atlantic and not Universal where Young Money is housed, this week saw Drake’s recent moves addressed by Nicki in an interview with Hot 97′s ‘Funkmaster Flex’.

She revealed:
“I just feel like people’s perception of their reality is their perception of their reality. Sometimes people make moves based on their perception of what reality is and I know that sounds like a riddle, but maybe one day you’ll be able to unravel that one.”
 “All I can say is he’s so talented. Sometimes when you’re really intelligent and you’re really talented, you also think a lot and sometimes your mind is racing with thoughts. It is what it is. People go through their own emotions and you gotta respect it and keep it moving. We all love the team.”.

“All I can say is this, Lil Wayne is everything to me. I can’t speak for anyone else.What Young Money and Cash Money did for Nicki Minaj I could never repay them for so I am forever indebted to them.”

“We all love Wayne and that’s what’s gonna hold us together.
Drake is my baby ’cause that’s how we were when we came in so whenever I think of him I’ll be like, ‘Oh, that’s my baby.’ Whatever is going on now, obviously we’re all very busy, and you know, shit happens.”
 “It gets a little hard to have a real connection when people are on different sides of the world and working on different things. You never know who people got in their ear or what they feeling. Maybe they felt wronged in some way. I don’t know, but I just know that Drake is my baby and Wayne is my everything.”

Then, in addressing the alleged subliminal remarks he’s thrown their way, she explained:
“I’ve never taken that personal. When you are in a place where Drake is, which is everybody is asking him for a hook or a feature, it is what it is. He’s speaking the truth. Whether he’s taking that as a compliment or not, I don’t know. He’s speaking the truth and I think he’s speaking about every damn body. I’m not exempt from that and neither is anyone else. If you’ve been asking him for a verse or a song or done a verse or a song with him, then maybe you are included. I don’t know, but he’s not lying.”

Your thoughts?
h/t that Grape Juice