The Daily Buzz For Oct 21

“X-Files” Poster Features Infamous “Smoking Man”
Things are really ramping up for the return of “The X-Files” this January, and now the FOX Network has released a new promotional poster including the silhouette of the Cigarette Smoking Man, played by William B. Davis.
The new artwork also contains the familiar tagline “Trust No One” and it comes shortly after a brand new television spot that includes footage from upcoming episodes.

“The X-Files” is slated to hit FOX airwaves with a two-night premiere event beginning Sunday, January 24th and continuing on Monday, January 25th!

Tamar Braxton PAYS HOMAGE and recreates Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation' for Dancing with the Stars
Tamar Braxton knows a thing or two about sibling to a recording superstar. But on Monday night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars, Toni Braxton’s younger sister proved that’s not the only thing she and Janet Jackson have in common.

Braxton performed a pitch-perfect rendition of Jackson’s iconic “Rhythm Nation” video, right down to the black-and-white filter and suit-clad dancers.
Watch the full performance HERE
The folks LOVE the QUEEN ICON Janet Jackson!

IN EMPIRE OFF EPISODE NEWS: "Empire" Starlet AzMarie Livingston Reportedly Splits From Raven-Symone!
Hmmmm......would you imagine that Raven Symone is just as annoying at home as she is on television?  Is she that type of chick who says dumb and and inappropriate stuff to your Grandma at Thanksgiving?  Would she intentionally do something to upset your God-fearing Mama?  We don't know for sure.....but it's highly unlikely that she knows how to turn off her "personality" when the cameras aren't rolling.

For whatever reason....she and AzMarie Livingston (former "ANTM" contestant and current "Empire" star) have split.  That's all according to Us Weekly.

The two began dating back in 2012 (long before Raven semi-officially came out of the closet) and it’s unclear why they parted ways. But we suspect it's Raven mouth, attitude and fashion sense. But that's just us.....

Maybe Raven left AzMarie because her name was ghetto? Or maybe she left AzMarie because she "identifies" as black. #Raven has so many issues and hangups...who knows.

Interestingly, this morning on "The View," Raven chimed in on a discussion about tall men loving to date short women revealing, "Well I don't date men anyway."  She also dropped a nugget admitting that yes, she's tried men and their....parts....and she's not missing anything………Oh.

ALSO IN EMPIRE NEWS…………………………………………….

Kelly Rowland wants her Role Expanded!
Rowland is petitioning Empire‘s producers to beef up her role on the soap opera musical.
Rowland plays Leah Walker, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard)’s mentally unstable mom who appears only in flashbacks on the show.
But Rowland wants to spread her wings and prove she’s a better actress than her former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Beyonce Knowles-Carter.
Rowland may get her wish.

Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken told Variety that Rowland’s character will be expanded in season 2.
Chaiken also said Leah Walker’s confusing background will be cleared up in due time.
“You learn a lot of things, and we reveal them slowly — it’s a very slow burn over the course of the season,” Chaiken told Variety.
She added; “Who is Lucious Lyon? How did he become the person he is? This is the story we’re telling with Kelly Rowland in the flashbacks. And the reveals will ultimately be very consequential.”
Leah’s story will continue to be told in flashbacks until the day she and her son meet again.

In the meantime she took her cutie pie 14-month-old son, Titan Jewell, to the pumpkin patch on Saturday.
Titan’s daddy, Tim Witherspoon, also tagged along to help pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween.

Monica Announces ‘Code Red Experience’ Tour With Rico Love As Special Guest
Monica is taking her “Code Red Experience” on the road with a new tour. The R&B singer made the announcement yesterday via social media; posting an image of the schedule. “IT’S TIME GUYS!! I’m bringing The Code Red Experience to all of you next month!” she wrote on Facebook.

She will be joined by Rico Love as special guest for the 22-city tour, which kicks off November 12 in Las Vegas. She’ll make stops in cities like Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta, before closing things out December 13 in New York City.
Early access to presale tickets was being offered to select fans, and they will be available to the general public beginning Friday, October 23. Get more information here.

Check the dates below..
Nov. 12 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Nov. 13 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 14 – Los Angeles, Calif., Club Nokia
Nov. 15 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
Nov. 17 – Phoenix, Ariz., Celebrity Theatre
Nov. 19 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Nov. 21 – Orlando, Fla., Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
Nov. 22 – Memphis, Tenn., New Daisy Theatre
Nov. 23 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom
Nov. 25 – North Myrtle Beach, S.C., House Of Blues
Nov. 27 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
Nov. 28 – Raleigh, N.C., The Ritz
Nov. 29 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
Dec. 1 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Dec. 2 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Dec. 3 – Atlanta, Ga., Special Performance
Dec. 4 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
Dec. 6 – Detroit, Mich., Sound Board @ MotorCity Casino Hotel
Dec. 8 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of Living Arts
Dec. 9 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Dec. 10 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage
Dec. 13 – New York, N.Y., The Gramercy Theatre

Get your Tickets!

CREW BEEF? Lil Wayne's Crew Reportedly Stepped To Diddy's Crew In Miami At The Club
Over the weekend in Miami.  The 2015 REVOLT Music Conference went down and Sean Combs receive the key to the City of Miami Beach, LA Reid was honored with the "Started From The Bottom". The entire weekend was a wonderful experience for networking and knowledge exchange.  Then, some ratchet -ish happened...

TMZ is reporting about an "alleged" scuffle between RMC founder Sean Combs and Miami-based rapper Lil Wayne (shown above in an older photo).  Apparently something went down at Club LIV in Miami on Sunday night. While there are no pics or video, sources told the site that both Diddy and Weezy got a little testy in the VIP section.

They're saying that Weezy tried to say hello to Diddy but the N.O. rapper got offended after Bad Boy security stopped him and his crew and asked to search them. Weezy got so upset that he "accidentally" spilled a drink on one of the security guards and this led to some shoving and yelling from both parties.  In the end, we're told the gentlemen talked it out like grown men and were about to get on to popping bottles without anyone getting arrested or kicked out of the club.

Oh? Stay tuned for more developments!

What the CLOSET TEA HERE? LHHH’s Milan Christopher Criticizes Amber For Not Realizing Her Ex Was Gay
If you watch Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, you watched one of the show’s cast members, Miles Brock, officially come out the closet to his family and ex-girlfriend Amber. While the experience seemed to be challenging to all parties involved, Miles’ boyfriend, Milan Christopher, seemed to be baffled that Amber was unaware that her now ex (Miles) was bi-sexual.
During the episode, he tweeted:
Amber caught wind of Milan’s tweets and posted the following message on Instagram.
@siirbrock you should get your little gingerbread man. Out of all of the times for him to want to show his ass he would pick today! Wow…. What an attention seeker. Haven’t you gotten enough?? Today is a very emotional day for me. Unlike others! Most people are familiar with Him showing his ass. I’m going to need him to start showing some class. I respect your relationship. Just do me this favor and make sure your sweetie keeps everything #Amber out of his mouth. Me, I have absolutely nothing against same sex relationships. I do have a problem with someone kicking a woman when she’s down. The same woman you claim to have oh so much love for. Not a good look! Good luck on your future tho! #NoHateAllLove#TeamFabbAbb #TeamAmberrLaura#WelcomeToFabbsLife #YouHappyRight#JustLove #GingerBreadManHaveASeat

And see her reaction to Miles’ big reveal.
If you saw the episode, what are your thoughts?

New Music: Kanye West “When I See It” And “Say You Will”: Listen Here!
Following a season of laying relatively low, Kanye West is back from the studio with a pair of fresh ditties for all to enjoy.
The “Love Lockdown” rapper uploaded “When I See It” and “Say You Will” (featuring Caroline Shaw) to his SoundCloud page earlier this month, though nobody seemed to notice until musician Travis Scott added a screenshot of the songs to his Instagram page.

West’s latest selections are actually remixes of earlier songs, and he’s still yet to comment on whether or not they’ll be on his much-anticipated forthcoming album Swish, so stay linked to the to us for all the latest!

Khloe Kardashian Speaks: You Can’t Prepare For This ALSO tabloids National Enquirer and Radar Online paid top dollar for photos of an unresponsive Lamar at The Love Ranch!
Khloe Kardashian to took to her official website to thank everyone for their support and prayers for her estranged husband, Lamar Odom. Khloe has been by Lamar’s side for a week after he overdosed on “herbal Viagra” while partying with hookers at a Nevada brothel.
“The past week has been incredibly difficult. I am so thankful to family, friends, and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar.
I also want to take a moment to thank everyone at Sunrise Hospital, including the amazing doctors and nurses for their kindness and diligent work. Under their amazing care, incredible strides have been made.

You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure. Thank you for your continued support. God is great!!!”

Khloe is currently in Los Angeles with Odom where he’s being treated for complications stemming from the overdose. In the meantime, Gossip tabloids National Enquirer and Radar Online paid top dollar for photos of an unresponsive Lamar Odom at Nevadas’s Love Ranch.
Apparently the brothel’s prostitutes were more concerned with taking photos of Odom than calling 911 and getting help for him. There are also reports that a mystery man cleaned out Odom’s room before help arrived.
The blurry cell phone photos show Odom “covered in blood” and barely breathing after he overdosed on cocaine on Tuesday.


BACKTRACKING MUCH? Anthony Mackie Says He Did Not Endorse Donald Trump
Anthony Mackie wants you to know he is not a Donald Trump supporter. Monday afternoon after his interview with BET angered fans and caused Black Twitter to go off, Mackie tweeted:
Sorry Donald, that wasn’t an endorsement. Just a bad attempt at a joke, I guess?

While doing interviews for his new film Our Brand is Crisis, Mackie was asked if he would rather run Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump’s campaign, and he said Trump without a doubt. “I would 100 percent want to run Trump’s campaign. 100 percent. I mean, first that’ll be the best party ever when he won, and second, Trump’s an easy sell.”

Mackie, who plays a campaign manager in the film opposite Sandra Bullock, also went on to say he felt like Trump “worked his way up from nothing.” But, Mackie had a whole other response about the Presidential candidates, particularly the Republicans when we talked to him during the same press junket.

He sat down with our friends at HipHollywood and they asked Mackie if he was optimistic about this crop of candidates and he told them: “The Republican Party is just a mess, I mean, I don’t think they even have humans running, they are about to throw a cow in the race. The Democratic Party, which I am proud to say, in their debate they talked abut more than the Republican party talked about in their first two debates. So I think there is a definite push from the Democrats for answers, but I think there is a dumbing down of American politics on the Republican side that’s going to come to a ferocious head.”

So who would Mackie vote for? The 37 year old actor told us it would be … wait for it, Kanye West.

Our Brand is Crisis hits theaters October 30th.

Listen to a new cover of Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson on a BAMBOO FLUTE!
We’ve said before that “Smooth Criminal” demonstrates the “ecstatic anger in Michael Jackson’s soul.” That kind of energy makes Jackson’s 1987 single a tough song to cover, and yet Yoshimi Tsujimoto has done it beautifully on a shakuhachi, which is a bamboo flute, and koto, a string instrument. Feel free to sing along as the women race through the hit, but it’s not necessary – the flute speaks for itself.

Watch Tsujimoto and co. HERE.
Your Thoughts? I like it!

Ava DuVernay Honored At Elle’s Women In Hollywood Celebration
Ava DuVernay was the belle of the ball last night at ELLE magazine’s 22nd Women In Hollywood soiree held at the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. The luxe party was thrown to celebrate the careers of the most talented names in film, so of course, the naturalista was included in the distinguished list of women.
The Oscar nominated director covers 1 of the 8 new ELLE magazine’s Women in Hollywood covers and it hits newsstands today.

“black•ish” starlet Tracee Ellis Ross popped up on the carpet in a golden floral jumpsuit accented with a wide belt. She finished her look with cheetah print platform pumps.
Simple, yet chic.
Straight Outta Compton actress Alexandra Shipp worked a black Solace London dress finished with a Kelly Wearstler clutch and Kimberly McDonald jewels. Her look was the perfect amount of sex appeal and sophistication. In movie news, Alexandra recently wrapped up filming as Storm in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film, set to be released in May 2016.
LOLAWOLF singer and actress Zoe Kravitz hit the carpet with her boyfriend George Lewis Jr. (aka Twin Shadow). We’ve been following their relationship and this is the first time the couple hit a red carpet together. Cute.
Fab mom Zoe Saldana left the twins at home to celebrate the fabulous women in Hollywood. Since giving birth to her twin boys Bowie & Cy, Zoe has been getting back to work on a few projects. The Avatar actress is currently filming the sci-fi thriller Star Trek Beyond. We hear she’s also has a few projects in production including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I Kill Giants and 3 new installments of Avatar.
R&B songstress Mary J. Blige, who’s gearing up for her “MJB Live!” tour, was tapped to present an award for the evening.
Celebrity stylist Rachel Roy looked amazing in her tuxedo jacket and slacks.
Neicy Nash Looks FAB!
“Rosewood” actress Lorraine Toussaint came out to support her colleagues.
Middle of Nowhere actress Emayatzy Corinealdi was styling in a lemon chiffon hip hugging midi dress.
"Revenge" star Ashley Madekwe put on a leggy display on the carpet.
Inside....Mary J took the stage to present Ava with her award for all of her accomplishments in the industry.
While accepting her award, Ava addressed the gender gap in Hollywood comparing her career to a male director/friend of hers. She said they both showed films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and were taking on their first big-budget projects.

Zoe took the podium to introduce actress Salma Hayek.
Ava then posed it up with the other leading ladies in Hollywood including, Alicia Vikander, Salma Hayek, Amy Schumer, Dakota Johnson, ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers, and host Joel McHale.

For argument’s sake lets go ahead and assume it’s perfectly natural to want to just lay down and catch a few zzzz’s in the middle of shopping at Walmart. Why not go over to the pillow aisle instead of resting on a towel next to a pair of Sketchers?


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