The Daily Buzz For Oct 20

Beyonce finally SPEAKS and gives an interview to FLAUNT Magazine!
After putting off interviews for the last two years (outside of a word association chart in FLAUNT magazine), Beyonce is breaking her silence in a brand new interview. Remember she didn't even do an interview for the coveted cover of the September issue of VOGUE. But that all has changed...at least for now.

Now folks don’t get too excited. It’s not a very in-depth interview, but she does drop a few gems on success and fear, what she’s rocking out to these days and “Netflix and Chill.” Yep…Bey has joined the masses in 2015’s fastest way to get pregnant…kidding (or not).

Inside the free music based UK mag, the “Crazy In Love” songstress spills on her favorite song to sing in the shower, which “Beyonce” era she would dress up as for Halloween, Fetty Wap and her favorite toppings on a pizza.

Here are some highlights:

On success and fear: What does fear taste like? Success. I have accomplished nothing without a little taste of fear in my mouth.

On which Beyoncé era she’d go dressed as for Halloween: Destiny’s Child Survivor era with the army fatigues. Or maybe Bootylicious with the gold tooth and pink tips in my hair.

Does she Netflix or does she chill? Netflix AND chill.

On the last song that got stuck in her head? Jugg by Fetty Wap

On what she sings in the shower: Holy Ghost by Kim Burrell

On her favorite pizza toppings: Extra tomato sauce and jalapeños.

Check out the rest of the spread
Cute! The issue drops on October 21st via their website.

SHE’S BACK!!! Adele Teases New Song!
Adele just shocked the world and mysteriously teased a new song 
This is not a drill! Adele pretty much broke the Internet when out of nowhere she teased a new song 

According to Twitter, it all happened in between your everyday commercials — Dominos and Tic Tac — when the screen mysteriously went black before Adele’s Grammy-winning voice could be heard.
 “Hello / it’s me,” words flashed on the screen along with Adele’s voice. “I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet / to go over everything / They say that time's supposed to heal you / But I ain't done much healing,” the lyrics continued to read. 
The screen then went black again and normal programming resumed.


The songstress has kept mum about her upcoming third album. According to Billboard, the “Rumour Has It” singer’s album is titled 25 and is due out in November.
As previously reported by Billboard, the upcoming album features collaborations with Max Martin, Danger Mouse, Canadian singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr, and Ryan Tedder. Adele’s last album, 21, dropped in 2011. 

#RHOA 8 Second “Secret Cast” To Be Revealed Midseason!
According to the folks over at LaLate.com The RHOA 8 cast for the franchise’s November 2015 debut was released by BravoTV several weeks ago. But viewers may get a major twirl halfway through the season. Producers are considering rolling out a second “secret cast” of two or more supporting members to join the franchise for the series’ second half.

RHOA 8’s supporting cast members for the franchise’s first half are Shamea Morton and Sheree Whitfield. But according to LaLate.com RHOA 8 will likely only use Morton and Whitfield for the first twelve episodes of the season. After that, two or more new faces, as supporting members, will be added to the mix for the remaining twelve episodes of the twenty-four episode season. Those faces are Amiyah Scott and Tammy McCall Browning.

The marketing tactic is commonly used in reality programming now. When a franchise’s season is exceptionally long, and there is a concern that storylines might not survive 20+ episodes, producers introduce new faces for multiple episode arches, or in this case, for half seasons.

For months, RHOA die hard fans have notice that there were a bit too many cast members for this eighth season. LALATE has now learned what is at play.

Namely, producers began filming Tammy McCall Browning and Amiyah Scott months ago in what is called exposition scenes. Now that Shamea Morton and Sheree Whitfield have wrapped filming from RHOA, producers will now focus on Tammy McCall Browning and Amiyah Scott’s storylines as they derive from those narrative scenes. When it comes to the reunion, none of these supporting faces will be featured….Well stay tuned!

#RhoA She’s a DO GOODER! Sheree Whitfield Does the AIDS Walk in Atlanta
Sheree Whitfield may be synonymous with ‘drama,’ but when she’s not stirring things up on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ or accusing producers of stealing show concepts — you might just catch Sheree out in the community doing some good.
This past weekend, Sheree joined Team LemonAIDS for the AIDS Walk in Atlanta. She was joined by ‘Selling It in the ATL’ cast member Chrishena Stanley.

Looks like fun times.

Lamar Odom had the Nevada Hookers Signed Confidentiality Agreements!
Former NBA star Lamar Odom is said to be in good spirits and making progress, smiling and communicating with his family and friends, nearly a week after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.
But don't expect much intel from the two hired hookers who found Lamar because before he entered the brothel Lamar had them sign confidentially agreements…

Las Vegas gossip columnist Norm Clark quotes brothel owner Dennis Hof.
That didn't stop Hof from spilling the beans that Lamar negotiated a $75k deal for two hookers for four days, five days max.

Oh? Housekeeper Sues Dr. Dre for Abuse She Suffered in His Home
A former housekeeper is suing mega producer Dr. Dre for the abuse she said she suffered while in his employ.
In court documents obtained by the NY Daily News, Raquel Sagustume said she suffered a panic attack and as hospitalized after she was mentally abused by other household staff.
She says she was fired while recovering in the hospital.
Sagustume, who worked for Dre for 13 months, said the rapper and his wife, Nicole Young, failed to keep her safe while she worked in their home.
Sagustume said the other housekeepers — Dre’s 2 female cousins — were jealous of her skill set; threatened her and delegated their own duties to her.
Sagustume is suing Dre for the loss of her wages — $97,000 — and unpaid sick leave, vacation pay, overtime and meals.
$97K just for cleaning a house? Why am I blogging?
From the NY Daily News: The housekeeper said she suffered “burning pain” in her neck, arms and back and eventually developed so much anxiety in the toxic work environment that she had trouble breathing during one bout of bullying and landed in a hospital.
In her filing, Sagustume says she was fired while still in the hospital for the panic attack.
She says Dr. Dre and his wife, Nicole Young, failed to prevent discrimination and harassment in their home.

Glory Johnson Welcomes Twin Daughters Ava Simone and Solei Diem Several Months Premature
Glory Johnson‘s daughters have made their debut — months early.
“Babies Ava Simone & Solei Diem arrived on Monday! Born a little earlier than expected, I have no worries because these babies are fighters just like I am,” the WNBA star, 25, wrote on Instagram Sunday, sharing photos of her baby girls’ hands and feet.

“We all know God makes NO mistakes and by his grace, everything will work out for the greater good. We will continue to trust God as they are in his hands. Continue to keep us lifted because there is sooo much power in PRAYER!!!”
Ava and Solei each weighed in at 1 lb. 7 oz. when they were delivered on Monday, Oct. 12, Johnson wrote. They were originally due in February. Further information about the girls’ health is not available at this time.
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Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, announced her pregnancy in June, explaining that she conceived via in vitro fertilization with a donor’s sperm. She revealed the sex of the babies in August.
She married fellow WNBA player Brittney Griner in May, shortly following each of their arrests for domestic violence, but the Phoenix Mercury star filed for an annulment the day after Johnson’s pregnancy announcement. The annulment was denied in August and the pair remain legally married.
Johnson, who sat out this WNBA season due to her pregnancy, will serve a seven-game suspension once she returns to work. Griner completed her own suspension in June.

HE’S THE KING OF COMEDY: Eddie Murphy Honored With The Mark Twain Prize For American Humor and he Cracks "Cosby" Joke!
Sunday night at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC, Eddie Murphy was awarded the nation's top prize for comedy: The Mark Twain Prize.
The festivities brought out a handful of the most famous comedians in the world, who all paid tribute and homage to Eddie: one of the best to ever do it.

The list of folks who hit the stage to crack jokes and honor the legendary actor/standup specialist included Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Trevor Noah and Whitney Cummings.

As a recipient of the prize, Eddie joins a very distinguished list of folks that include Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell and Richard Pryor. Not bad company at all.
Eddie's entire family was on hand to watch him receive this honor, including his beautiful daughters (above), girlfriend Paige Butcher and his mother Lillian Murphy.
"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah told the crowd he was introduced to Eddie via the film  “Coming to America.”  
He said, “Eddie Murphy’s influenced almost every single comedian— especially of my generation. He did everything brilliantly. He showed me a benchmark to aim for. He made me realize that there was a level of excellence to try and attain, and I still think I’m working at that ’til this day.”

Funnyman Tracy Morgan, who made a triumphant return to late night via his hosting gig on "SNL" over the weekend, arrived with his wife Megan.
He told the audience, “He’s the reason I’m in comedy. He’s the reason I have a job. He’s the reason I have a career.”

Dave Chappelle brought wife Elaine and daughter Sonal to the event. He also spoke to the audience about Eddie and his cultural influence through sketch comedy.
"SNL" standout Jay Pharoah joined fellow SNL stars (and alum) Kevin Nealon and Joe Piscopo to talk about the road Eddie paved before him.  
These are some of the funniest men in the world! 
Then the shade came Eddie made a joke about Bill Cosby during his acceptance speech


Well your Thoughts?

#MACKMOMMA! Oprah buys 10% of Weight Watchers, stock soars
On Monday, Oprah Winfrey helped to significantly fatten up Weight Watchers International's market value.
The diet company's stock -- which had been slumping for the last few years -- soared after the firm announced that Winfrey would take a 10% stake.  The billionaire media mogul, who will also receive options to acquire an additional 5% stake, is joining the Weight Watchers board as well.
Weight Watchers (WTW) concurrently announced an expansion of its brand beyond a pure focus on weight loss to a general emphasis on healthier, happier living.
Investors sent the stock up 105% to close at $13.92 on Monday.  The company's stock had lost nearly 73% of its value in 2015, prior to the news of Winfrey's investment being publicized.

"Weight Watchers has given me the tools to begin to make the lasting shift that I and so many of us who are struggling with weight have longed for," Winfrey said in a statement. "I believe in the program so much I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution."
Winfrey bought her shares at $6.79 apiece for a total investment of $43.2 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Analysts expect Winfrey to use the considerable influence of her brand and media presence — including her well-known knack for promoting health-related initiatives — to drive interest in Weight Watchers meetings and products.
The TV host, actor, producer and publisher "will not just bring attention to the stock, but will accelerate sales and profit recoveries" as Weight Watchers benefits from "free publicity and media savvy," S&P Capital IQ analyst Efraim Levy said in a research note.

In addition to her role as a board member, Winfrey, who has long shown an interest in health issues and dieting programs, will serve as an adviser to the company.
"Through our conversations, it became clear that there is tremendous alignment between Oprah's intention and our mission," Weight Watchers CEO Jim Chambers said in a statement. "We believe that her remarkable ability to connect and inspire people to realize their full potential is uniquely complementary to our powerful community, extraordinary coaches and proven approach."
Nicole Nichols, a spokeswoman for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), said in an email: "There are no current plans to promote through OWN or O Magazine, but that could change down the road."
Weight Watchers has struggled to keep up as dieting tools have increasingly gone high tech. Its total revenue fell 19% from $1.84 billion in 2011 to $1.48 billion in 2014. That included declines in meeting revenue, product sales and licensing fees.

About 800,000 members attended Weight Watchers meetings in 2014, down 38% from 1.3 million members in 2011. The number of Weight Watchers meetings has fallen about 20% from 45,000 to 36,000 during that period.

Those meeting declines come as an increasing number of dieters count calories with smartphone apps and monitor their physical activity with high-tech devices.  The company, which offers digital tools for users, has also invested in new services such as one-on-one health advice delivered advice through email, text-messaging and phone calls. In addition, it created personalized online accounts that sync with activity-tracking devices such as FitBit.

About 1.5 million people subscribe to the company's online products

IN COONERY NEWS: Anthony Mackie Endorses Donald Trump For President 
Anthony Mackie has been skating on thin ice with his African-American fan base since he claimed everybody with dreadlocks was down for the fall. That ice very well may have shattered after the 37-year-old threw in his presidential endorsement for Donald Trump of all people.

“I would 100 percent want to run Trump’s campaign. 100 percent,” Mackie told BET correspondent Smriti Mundhra during a junket for his upcoming film, Our Brand Is Crisis. “I mean, first that’ll be the best party ever when he won, and second, Trump’s an easy sell… When you look at Trump, he’s an easy sell because you can sell him as the guy who worked his way up from nothing. And I think if you’re a ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ candidate, people would identify with that.”
“I’m on the bandwagon,” he continued. “I’m drinking the Kool-Aid!”
Although Mackie also subscribes to the belief actors make the best politicians, he doesn’t foresee a career in D.C. as his next move.

“I don’t think I would be able to hack it in politics,” he said. “If you question me, or you say something about my family, I’m coming at you, so I would definitely lose every presidential race, because I would be outside beating somebody up.”
It doesn’t take a political science major to predict how the people reacted to the Anthony Mackie Donald Trump presidential announcement.

R. Kelly Throws A Benefit Concert To Save His Music Teacher's Home
R&B crooner R. Kelly held a benefit concert on October 14th at the Chicago Theatre to help save the home of famed Chicago Public Schools teacher and vocal coach Lena McLin. Ms. Lena was the first person to recognize Robert's talent and see the superstar he could become. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times (which we've included below), he spoke of her powerful influence saying,

“On the first day I met her, Ms. McLin told me, ‘You’re going to be one of the greatest singers, songwriters and performers of all time.’ I thought the lady was crazy,

Ms. McLin reached down in me and pulled out something greater than me. She taught me opera, classical music, jazz, gospel. She said, ‘You are music. You’re not in any one category. Anything you attempt, you’ll be able to tap into the spirit of it, and that’s the gift you have.’ She made me.”

If you'd like to know how Ms. McLin ended up in a financial bind...here's the backstory. Although she taught at Chicago Public Schools for 36 years, she couldn't afford to keep her home (at 69th and Oglesby) once her building went condo. Because she's s living on a teachers pension, news about the "condo" situation put her in a huge predicament.  Luckily....her star student came to the rescue. Now.....we are happy to report that enough money was raised to save her home!

Watch R. Kelly's FULL interview with the Sun-Times HERE.

During the chat, he opens up about Ms. McLin's impact and also discusses his long career.

That’s weird, it looks more like you pounded 3 cases of beer before you picked out your outfit today


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