The Daily Buzz for March 17

Lupita Hugs It Out With Her Stylist For The Hollywood Reporter's 'Most Powerful Stylists' Issue
Lupita and her stylist Macaela Erlanger have taken the fashion world by storm.  So the stylist found herself atop the 25 Most Powerrful Stylists list in the new issue of THR.

Interestingly, Lupita's co-star Michelle Dockery introduced her to Micaela while they were filming Non-Stop, as Michelle is also a client.  And the rest is history.  The gorgeous chick said about the cover:
My fabulous stylist Micaela Erlanger and her muses on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter! So proud of her! @houseoferlanger @theladydockers #ThreesCompany
28-year-old Micaela, who graduated from the Parsons The New School for Design with her BA in Design and Management, dished on her collaboration with Lupita this Awards season saying:

"It’s been a whirlwind, that’s for sure...It’s the little touches that a stylist can do that can take an actress from being part of the pack into really standing out...Stardom is often built around fashion.”
“I think the moment that really changed the game was her in the red Ralph Lauren gown.  That, to me, really solidified her as an icon, as a star.”
Agreed!  Kerry Washington and her stylist also made the list.  Check out THR for more.
By the way, reports now state that Somali rapper K'Naan really may be Lupita's new man.  We've heard the rumor for a few months now, and the rumor mill flipped into high gear when the two were spotted hugging it out the morning after the Oscars.  But many thought they were maybe just friends...especially since K'Naan was believed to be married.

But, Us Weekly now states K'Naan is divorced.  And he and Lupita are a new item...but pretty low key about it all.  A source told the mag Lupita hasn't yet met his two kids because they are "taking it slow".

We're keping our eyes on these two....

Angelina Jolie & Vivienne Jolie-Pitt: Adorable In New “Maleficent” Image
Having a mom like Angelina Jolie can open all kinds of doors that would otherwise be slammed shut, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt was thrilled with her cameo in “Maleficent.”
During her interview with Entertainment Weekly, the “Changeling” chick gushed over having her little one play a young Aurora.
She noted, “We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That’s not our goal for Brad [Pitt] and I at all.”

“But the other 3- and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.”

Released For The Riccardo Tisci x Nike Collab. Brace Yourselves Before Reading.
Not sure how it came about, but Riccardo Tisci is throwing down three Air Forces in a tag team of epic designer proportions with Nike. The price tag for the Givenchy Art Director’s latest effort are equally opulent but still not as high priced as some other fugly designer sneakers we’ve all seen. Tisci took a hands on approach to the quartet of shoes in his upcoming drop, utilizing different materials and patterns to give each shoe its own character. Tones of yellow, orange, blue and black are common in all four kicks.
The Air Force One Lows stayed true to the original shape, but the rest of the collection got an overhaul. The Lows are priced at $230, the mids at $260, the highs at $320, and the”boots” at $340. Lovers of the Kobe 9 will definitely like the highs. Not sure about how the actual mids look, but the highs are more like mega-highs. The swoosh is at a crazy angle too, but the real WTF pair are obviously the athletic equestrian boots monstrosity. Suffice it to say you won’t see many people rocking these outside of the usual Instagram brag.

The pack definitely won’t suit everyone, but that’s pretty much the essence of designer fashion in general. We’re just happy that the collection is relatively affordable for those who are interested. We were expecting $600-$1000, which isn’t cheap by any means, but given the going rate for some Jordans at market value, not completely out of reach.
The Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force One collection releases in March.

Halle Berry and husband Oliver Martinez do not live together, heading for splitsville?
Pretty girl problems….Sources say Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez,  have been living  apart since last year and according to Confidenti@l the couple are having problems and on a fast track to splitsville.
Halle Berry and Oliver Martinez have a son, Maceo, born in October 2013.Berry also has a 6-year-old daughter, Nahla, from her relationship with model Gabriel Aubry.
Our Hollywood insiders speculate that the reason for the tension is that the pair have drifted apart because of hectic work schedules. Berry is now shooting her new CBS series, “Extant,” in Los Angeles, while Martinez has been busy working on “Revenge” in a guest-star role that starts Sunday on the hit ABC show.

Berry, 47, and Martinez, 48, have not been seen in public together in months. Making whispers of their split even stronger, Berry was not wearing her wedding ring as the special guest at a post-Oscars party. Meanwhile, Martinez was nowhere to be seen.

Mariah Carey Gets Red Hot In A Bikini
Mariah Carey is getting in some “me time” in between recording tracks at the studio all night for her upcoming album.

The “You're Mine (Eternal)" singer posted flicks of her in a red bikini enjoying some time in the pool with an ocean view...somewhere much warmer than NYC.

She said:First listen after being pon de makeshift studio all night

After a few setbacks, Mariah’s much delayed studio album will drop on May 6th.

Ashanti’s Album ‘Braveheart’ Beats Expectations Lands #10 At Billboard 200; and Her Stalker Takes The Courtroom Floor
Ashanti has been planning this release for a long time. With many setbacks the album is out and doing better than expected. She’s really been doing lots of promotions and social media. So, that can increase sales easily. Her new look is on point too! Congrats to Ashanti.

Early sales projections had Ashanti’s new album ‘Braveheart’ at 18-21K in its opening week. She’s surpassed that by quite a large margin. She pushed 28K in her first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures. The album, released independently through Written Entertainment / eOne Music, landed at #10 on the the Billboard 200.
In other Ashanti news a man accused of stalking her unleashed a rant in court on Tuesday, demanding that his case “switch judges” before he was hurried out of a New York courtroom.

According to the New York Daily News, Devar Hurd, 35, had a court date today for allegedly sending emails and texts to the R&B singer. He served a multi-year sentence through 2012 after being convicted of harrassing the singer in 2009, but supposedly resumed attempting to contact Ashanti upon his release.
 “You know I didn’t do nothin,’” Hurd said during his court date. “Why are you not honoring the simple fact of what’s going on? Isn’t that part of your job?”
Hurd told Justice Charles Solomon that there were “no text messages” and “no emails” to the singer, despite prosecutors’ claim that he sent over 100 messages to Ashanti, including graphic sexts.
“I fe like there’s a conflict of interest,” Hurd told Solomon.
After refusing to quiet down, the judge demanded Hurd be removed from the courtroom.
Hurd pled not guilty to the charges after a court date in August.
His next date on trial is April 15.
This is CRAY and I hope they do the right thing to keep her safe…

Kevin Hart and Jaime Foxx to Collaborate For New Film ?
Kevin Hart and Jaime Foxx are in talks to star in a new film called Black Phantom the director Tim Story who did Ride Along will be directing the film. It’s about a hitman reeling from a recent betrayal who hires the guy who was hired to kill him for help.
Jaime will be starring in the Amazing Spider Man coming out in June and then the movie with Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie.
If a deal makes, the film would reteam Hart and Story with their “Ride Along” producer Will Packer, who is producing the pic along with Will Gluck. Packer has long wanted to do the film and, after the success of “Ride Along” and Foxx’s interest to work with Hart, the project seemed like the perfect match for all four men.

They are also looking at the recent success of Kevin’s films About Last night and Ride Along, so they feel that this would be a win win for Screen Gems.

Nicki Minaj Flaunts Curves In Leather Moschino Outfit At Video Shoot
By now you should know it's not a question of if but when Nicki Minaj will inspire thirst via her Instagram. Today's collection of photos features the curvaceous Queens native in a sexy black leather Moschino outfit.
The pics all went down at the video shoot for "Senile" from the Young Money compilation, Young Money: Rise Of An Empire.
A bunch of the "Spaceships" rapper/singer's YCMB brethren, like Lil Wayne, Tyga and Birdman, are also in the pics, but you don't really care. 
What you are checking for is the leather number, which was designed by Jeremy Scott, and features some booty shorts and a cleavage revealing top.

Is this his NEW BOO? Terrence J. Reveals His "Personal Chef"
Does Terrence J have a new boo?  Well, he Re-grammed a sexy pic of a model/blogger named Nicole Isaacs...and labeled it "Personal Chef."  And most guys we know wouldn't snap an ass-pic of a chick who is strictly platonic and post it to IG.

When the host realized this would catch most people's eye, he quickly deleted the pic.  But not before we copped the screenshot.
So we did a little digging, and discovered that the two have been doing a little e-flirting for months now.  She seems to have already met his celebrity friends and traveled to All-Star weekend last month (likely with him).
She appears to be turning her (sponsored?) travels into a food and travel blog that she's been doing photoshoots for recently.  And on her latest pic, folks were quick to call her Terrence's girl after his deleted post.
 She posted about him and pup Reggie a couple weeks ago saying "My boys!":

And Terrence commented on the pic she originally posted herself a few weeks ago cooking in the kitchen.
And she's already cool with a few of the celebs Terrence as been seen hanging out with, including Gabrielle Union.  We spotted Gabby commenting on a recent pic of cronuts Nicole posted, and then Terrence commented on one of her photoshoot pics about it:
Looks like they're almost ready to go public with their....whatever you want to call it.  Cute.

Postal Service Debuts Jimi Hendrix Stamp
*U.S. Postal Service has commissioned the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp in honor of the rock legend and his influence on American culture.
The stamp, which went on sale (March 13), features an illustration of the musician playing a guitar.
“Combining influences from rock, modern jazz, soul and the blues with his own innovations, Jimi Hendrix helped found three new genres of music — heavy metal, jazz fusion and funk — and in doing so, left behind an indelible mark on pop music and popular culture generally,” said Joseph Corbett, chief financial officer and executive vice president of U.S. Postal Service, in a statement released Thursday.

The stamp was dedicated at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas before a Jimi Hendrix celebration concert. Jimi’s sister Janie Hendrix took part in the ceremony.
“I am deeply touched and so are other members of the Hendrix family by the issuance of this stamp, and I wish to thank the United States Postal Service for bestowing one of our nation’s highest honors on my brother Jimi,” she said in a statement. “While my brother has been cited many times as being among the most influential musicians of all time, the recognition implicit in his being portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp ranks as an unparalleled honor.”

Customers can order the Jimi Hendrix stamps online at the USPS website.
Hendrix died in London in 1970.

‘Orange is the New Black’s’ Lorraine Toussaint: ‘We’re All One Choice Away from These Women’ (New Season 2 Pics)
*Netflix released several images from the second season of its hit series “Orange is the New Black” on Thursday, leaving interpretation of the photos to viewers in anticipation of the series return on Friday, June 6. 
Pictured above is the show’s new addition Lorraine Toussaint as drug dealer Yvonne “Vee” Parker. It looks like Red (Kate Mulgrew) isn’t really feeling her, which doesn’t bode well for Vee, based on the prison cook’s  behavior last season.

During interviews for the new season, Toussaint , 53, suggested that all of us have the capacity to get locked up for something, no matter how far removed we think we are from the show’s characters.

She explains here: 

In other photos released Thursday…
It appears as if season 2 of the prison series picks up where the last episode left off – with Piper (Taylor Schilling) beating the heck out of Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) on the yard.
And then there was this, which is self explanatory.

Porsha Williams Bounces Back from Divorce Disaster with Rich African Benefactor aka Eve’s EX Man!
*Could it be that Porsha Williams could care less about coming out on the short end of the stick as far as her divorce is concerned?

Maybe so ’cause according to sources, she’s rebounding nicely from ex-husband Kordell Stewart as she’s caught the eye of the wealthy son of an African dictator.
Reportedly the object of Porsha’s affection, er, attention these days is Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the 42-year-old son of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, president of Equatorial Guinea … since 1979.
Hmm, we wonder if she can pronounce dude’s name correctly ’cause we sure can’t.  :)  Anyway, here’s what TMZ is reporting:
Mbasogo (the father) is known as one of Africa’s most brutal and corrupt rulers — not only for having his predecessor executed and political opponents tortured, but for pillaging his own country’s oil wealth … while its people live in abject poverty.
And his son is reaping the benefits — living like a king in Malibu and all around the world.
We’re told Mangue (the son) has been showering Porsha with expensive gifts for the last month — Louboutin shoes, Chanel … even a Rolls Royce — and Porsha has been posting photos of the gifts on Instagram. He also use to date Rapper/Actress Eve see below

Sources say the Porsha/Teodoro hook up is pretty new … but it’s escalating fast and supposedly Mangue is looking to buy Porsha a multimillion-dollar house in ATL.

Take that Kordell!.....I GUESS?

Folks can never get enough of Trey Songz with his shirt off…
And he can’t get enough of showing us.  Trey Songz gives us the visuals for his DJ Mustard produced single, “Na Na.”
The song is set to appear on Trey’s upcoming album Trigga, set to drop June 30th.  Leave us a comment in the box with your thoughts.

Pffft, and who said kids are useless? Looks like she is doing one hell of a job holding all that crap. Probably better than I could. I always think I can do it without a cart and then I’m walking around the store looking like a damn fool with all my stuff


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