The Daily Buzz For Nov 13

Star Wars The Force Awakens Gets several Entertainment Weekly Covers!
Adding to the already CRAZY BUZZ surrounding the Dec 18th release of Stars Wars: The Force Awakens. Entertainment Weekly just unveiled four new covers celebrating the much anticipated flick.

The special double collectors issue features Han Solo, R2D2, CP3o, Rey and Finn. They’re on newsstands Friday so you can cop yours!  
According to EW the forthcoming issue covers everything from how George Lucas decide to hand things off to how the artists and Storytellers unleashed their imagination to dream up new locations, creatures and characters! Sounds very exciting! Get your copy while they last!

#RHoA TEAS: Apollo Nida could be getting released EARLY?
The TEA on the street is Apollo Nida who originally sentenced to 8 years for Fraud might be fleeing the coup early. A letter he sent to Radar Online says it won’t be long before he’s home. Take a look below.

Well Phaedra I hope you’re ready for your reunion Sweetie! LOL!

#TEAMEMPIRE Your First Look at Vivica A. Fox as Cookie Lyon’s Sister on ‘Empire’
Back in September, it was revealed that Vivica A. Fox would appear in Empire‘s sophomore season as Cookie Lyon’s oldest sister, and now thanks to TVLine, we have our first look at Vivica’s character.
Not much is known about Cookie’s oldest sister, but Candace (her character’s name) will reportedly show up and break shocking news to her youngest sister.

Be on the lookout for Vivica to make her appearance in the November 18 episode of Empire. Check out another photo of Vivica as Candace below.
Are you looking forward to a Cookie versus Candace showdown?

Rihanna Launches New Beauty & Stylist Agency
Rihanna has quietly has founded a beauty and stylist agency called Fr8me, with managing partner Benoit Demouy – according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Hair, makeup and styling play an important role in creativity,” Rihanna tells THR. “I am very involved with that part of my process, so this agency was an organic thing for me to do.”
The Los Angeles-based firm assists artists in booking commercials, editorial shoots, ad campaigns and red-carpet gigs – and already includes talent like Rihanna’s longtime makeup artist Mylah Morales, Taraji P. Henson’s wardrobe stylist Jason Bolden and hairstylists Patricia Morales.
“We are lucky enough to have some of the best artists at Fr8me, but I also have a soft spot for finding new talent with extraordinary skills!” adds Rihanna.

Also, in conjunction with Fr8me, Rihanna has started the photo agency A Dog Ate My Homework, which represents photographers Erik Asla and Deborah Anderson.

Congrats RiRi!

SHES’ BACK! Missy Elliott! WTF (Where They From) ft. Pharrell Williams [Official Video]
It’s now been more than 10 years since Missy Elliott, the great late-’90s/early-’00s rap futurist, released her last album, and a whole generation has been deprived of the amazing stop-the-world feeling that comes when Missy drops a new video. Well, no longer. Missy teased “WTF (Where They From),” a new collaboration with fellow Virginian iconoclast Pharrell Williams, on Monday Night Football last month. 
And now we get to hear the song and, more importantly, see the incredible video. The track, with its propulsive beat and nonsensical fly talk, is vintage Missy, and the video is even more vintage Missy. It’s one long surrealist dance attack, with Missy dressing like a disco ball and hosting a dance party in what looks like a cryogenic freezing chamber. We also get to see dancing marionette puppet version of both Missy and Pharrell. It’s so awesome. Missy co-directed the video with her old collaborator Dave Meyers.

Check it out HERE:
YESSSSSSS! Missy is back!.

HIP HOP BEEF! Young Thug Goes Off On Metro Boomin & Future On Twitter
Young Thug’s impulsive, erratic unpredictability is one of the things that makes him such an exciting rapper, but it can also get him into some trouble, and that could be happening right now. Thug has done a ton of work with Metro Boomin, the tremendously exciting young Atlanta producer. They’ve got a duo called Metro Thuggin that was supposed to put out an EP last year, and Thug is the voice on Metro’s ubiquitous “Metro Boomin want some more, nigga!” drop. Metro co-produced one of the tracks on Thug’s brand-new Slime Season 2 mixtape.
But Metro has also done a ton of work with Future, who is currently having a better year than anyone in rap, with the possible exception of Drake. In a recent string of tweets, Metro said that Future was the one responsible for the recent trend of putting out a ton of mixtapes in a single year and that nobody else should try to do what he’s doing. Slime Season 2 is Thug’s third full-length of 2015, and he evidently thought that Metro was referring to him. As Miss Info points out, he posted a string of angry responses, alleging, among other things, that Future is mere Tito Jackson to Thug’s Michael. Check out the whole exchange below.

Metro and Future have yet to respond, but hopefully we can all agree that Future is nobody’s Tito.
UPDATE: Young Thug tweeted again that he has no ill will toward Future…
…but Thug’s somewhat passive-aggressive response didn’t stop Future from apparently subtweeting him.

Jada Pinkett’s upcoming new show 'Murder Town' show a 'nightmare' for  Wilmington Delaware!
Residents, politicians and community leaders reacted with embarrassment and dismay after ABC announced "Murder Town" TV drama, set in Wilmington. 

Tilaki Barksdale, whose son was killed in a Wilmington shooting last month, said the ABC television pilot "Murder Town" is insensitive to those mourning loved ones and dealing every day with the effects of gun violence in Delaware's largest city.
“I felt angry and upset,” Barksdale said. “I felt enraged because my experience that I’m living through is still very real to me. My son lost his life a little over two weeks ago, so I don’t appreciate the city or ABC, for that matter, capitalizing on these parents, not just me, but all parents who have lost their children to the city and to the streets in the last couple of years."
Barksdale said she was angered by Mayor Dennis P. Williams' comment Tuesday that if the show wanted to film in Wilmington, he would welcome the production company to come and spend its money in the city.
“Why capitalize off of this 'Murder Town' series with what people are going through now?” she asked, adding that Williams should be more focused on addressing the drugs and guns on the streets.
Barksdale said she reached out to Williams' office to ask him to petition the production company to halt the show. She said she plans to reach out to the production company herself.

The yet-to-be-filmed pilot, to star Jada Pinkett Smith, drew strong reaction across the state. Its title echoes the headline of a December 2014 Newsweek article "Murder Town USA," which detailed Wilmington violence.
"It is embarrassing, and it will have a devastating impact on the ability of the city to recover," said New Castle County Councilman Jea Street, whose district includes parts of Wilmington. "It is going to affect economic development and recovery and tourism in this state. It is a nightmare. ABC is going to profit off death of innocent people."

Twenty-five homicides have occurred in the city so far this year, nearing the 2010 record of 29. There have been 133 shooting victims.
Kelly Bachmann, a spokesman for Gov. Jack Markell, said the state has not been contacted by ABC about any tax incentives to shoot in the state. Markell on Wednesday declined to comment on whether he would reach out to ABC.
“I think that kind of outreach should be done, if it is going to be done, privately and not through the press, so I’d rather not comment on it,” he said.
Since he was elected, Markell said, he has visited countless families affected by shootings.

“These are very personal tragedies, and I certainly hope that the show does not gloss over how hard it must be for these families,” Markell said.

The show will likely serve to reinforce an incorrect perception that the entire city is dangerous, he said. That perception drives people away from the city's bars, restaurants and cultural attractions.
"There are very, very safe neighborhoods in the city of Wilmington. There are troubled neighborhoods, but that is not inclusive of the whole city."

One city resident saw the television show in a different light.
"My reaction was: 'Thank God. Thank God for Jada Pinkett Smith and thank ABC,' " said Dwight Davis, president of the West Center City Neighborhood Association.

Davis said he thinks the television show will spark a greater conversation about the city's problems. He said the chief problem is not enough oversight of all the money coming in for social and policing programs to judge whether efforts are actually effective.
"Millions have been poured into nonprofits without any oversight, follow-up or evaluation to assess what in fact these dollars are doing, what they are proposed to do," Davis said.

Kierra Sheard performed her heart out so bad. Her wig fell off!
The moment an award-winning gospel singer’s wig fell off in front of her audience, she handled it like a pro
In the Bible, David danced out of his clothes. In concert, Kierra Sheard sang out of her hair.
During a One Place Live Tour stop in Atlanta, the recording artist’s long blonde wig fell onto the floor and she, like a true professional, kept on singing.
On Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, while ministering her hit single “You Are,” Sheard jerked her head forward and off came the wig in front of a sanctuary full of attendees.
A YouTube video capturing the moment shows the 28-year-old, who is a supporting act for Grammy-winning headliner Tasha Cobbs, grabbing the false hair off the floor,  twirling it in the air and never missing a note.
“That’s what I get,” she said in the mic several seconds later, self-scolding for not securing the wig before starting her set.
“Watch me put it right back on. God bless you,” Sheard told onlookers, stooping down, slipping the hair back on her head, and resuming her performance with more fervor.

The crowd went wild.

A consummate professional, the daughter of Karen Clark-Sheard of the legendary Clark Sisters, didn’t exit the platform as some would have. Instead, she gave the audience their money’s worth and God, her best. Gotta love that.

In an Instagram video, the owner of full-figure fashion line Eleven60, who is also gearing up to release her new EP titled LED on Nov. 20, discussed the incident with her nearly 400,000 followers.
“So, I’m doing the One Place Live tour with my sister Tasha [Cobbs] and Bishop Murphy. My wig came off,” she said, looking deadpan.
“So we’re sewing it on now,” added Sheard, showing her stylist actively attaching tracks.

Good idea.
Despite the unfortunate occurrence, comments from fans were positive and encouraging, with one saying, “At least you continued worshipping.”

Take a look for yourself here!
But Sis is true to her art and praise because she kept on singing like nothing happened. That’s a PROFESSIONAL!

Raven-Symoné & Lee Daniels Featured In Out 100
Both Raven-Symoné and Lee Daniels are featured in Out Magazine’s Out100. Symoné, shot by Ryan Pfluger, reveals that just two years ago, she died to quit the entertainment business enrolling in San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, but then to “pay the bills” she started taking on projects like Fox’s Empire. The 29-year-old later joined The View,
"I was perfectly OK with just school and not having a job. But the love and family nature I felt at The View brought me back to TV in a permanent way."
Though her comments often land her in the media, she refuses NOT to speak her mind.

"This country has continuously ostracized groups of people that have a truth different from the status quo. I will continue to tell my truth."
Meanwhile, Kehinde Wiley (left) and Lee Daniels (right) are also featured in Out Mag’s Out100. Wiley’s work is prominent in Lee Daniels’s Empire, seen hanging alongside Basquiats and a Monet in the Lyons mansion. He recently told TIME,

"I get tons and tons of comments from people who knew nothing about my work and by virtue of this show, it’s starting to change the conversation."
On Daniels now becoming even more popular because of the Fox series, he states:

"I’d been so used to living in my own world. But so many gay people and people of color have stopped me on the street and thanked me. This experience has humbled me."
Check out Lee Daniels, Co Founder of Black Lives Matter even The President Of The United States covered OUT100 Making him the first President in this history of the United States to publicly support an LGBTQ publication…and many more featured in OUT100 more here:

Beyoncé And Kelly Rowland Visit L.A.’s Hammer Museum
Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland paid a visit to L.A.’s Hammer Museum on Tuesday. According to the Los Angeles Times, the ladies were joined by Bey’s mom, Tina Knowles Lawson as they watched shows by artists Frances Stark and Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

They spent about two hours at the museum, a spokesperson for the museum revealed – and while there, met a few of the museum’s curators and also took a photo with assistant curator Jamillah James (seen in the above photo), who organized the Crosby show.

News spread quicky of Beyoncé’s visit to the museum through Twitter, as staff thanked her for stopping by. The museum spokesperson added that she didn’t ask for any special treatment, and that she was really down to earth. “She came up to the welcome desk and got free admission stickers just like anyone else.”

Glory Johnson Talks Brittney Griner, Says She Was Never Lesbian
The tumultuous relationship between WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson became tabloid fodder ever since the pair became involved. In a revealing interview, Johnson shares her side of the whirlwind romance that went to the pits, all while maintaining she was never a lesbian herself.
Johnson sat down with Cosmopolitan for an interview that will appear in the magazine’s December issue in where explains how Griner swept her off her feet and the pressure she felt in yielding to the advances from the Phoenix Mercury star. Johnson was candid in sharing how her ex aggressively pursued her, but it should be noted that reps for Griner declined comments at the time.

From Cosmopolitan:
Johnson and Griner connected at a basketball camp in Las Vegas in 2013. Johnson noticed that Griner — drafted first overall that year by the Phoenix Mercury — found excuses to hang around her. One night, when a group of friends went to see Cirque du Soleil, Griner made her move, sitting next to Johnson and putting her arm around her.
Ordinarily, Johnson would have brushed off such a move from a woman, she says, but on this night, she went with it. With the buzz from a round of tall cocktails and the acrobats flying in the dark, the evening felt “pretty romantic,” she says. “I wasn’t thinking about her being a female. She was just somebody who was showing me a really, really good time.”
More drinks flowed after the show, and Griner escorted Johnson to her hotel room in the wee hours. In the room, things got interesting. “It was really awkward because what do you do when you’ve never been in this situation with a female before?” Johnson says. Griner, deep-voiced with dreadlocks and size-17 feet to anchor her lofty frame, put Johnson at ease with her swagger. “We finally laid down and were about to go to sleep. Of course, there was a little bit more that happened,” Johnson says. “As I was getting more and more comfortable, more and more was happening.”
The next morning, the women looked at each other and smiled. “It was literally a moment like, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” Johnson says. The two went their separate ways but met up again later after a game in Tulsa. They went home together — then missed a flight with their teams the next morning. Their names were blasted on the airport intercom, and their secret was out. By the summer of 2014, Johnson says, they were a couple.
Some people wanted to define her. “Not a lot of people understand it. They wanted me to be a lesbian who converted from being straight,” she says. “It just doesn’t work for me like that.” She remains straight, she says. She simply fell for an individual. “I’ve had men that needed to step up more as a man than Brittney,” she says. “I was set.”
Read more the rest of the Glory Johnson interview by following this link.

Will Smith & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Attend ‘Concussion’ Viewing At AFI Fest
Last night in Hollywood....A debonair Will Smith stepped out to promote Peter Landesman's upcoming sports flick Concussion for a special screening at the 2015 AFI FEST held at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The NFL drama is expected to hit theaters on Christmas Day.
The 47-year-old will be playing American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma. Once he attempts to go public with his discoveries, he finds himself fighting against some of the most powerful institutions in the world.
Back on the carpet...
The Hollywood vet chopped it up with singer Leon Bridges who wrote a track for the film titled, "So Long."
Beyond The Lights starlet Gugu Mbatha-Raw looked amazing on the carpet in an army green gator skin floor length gown and deep red lippie. This is a very bold look, but she totally pulled it off.
She will star as Prema Mutiso, wife to Dr. Bennet Omalu and mother of his two children.
Co-star Hill Harper, who will play Christopher Jones, was front-and-center for last night’s special screening.
Cycle House Instructor Nichelle Hines came out to support.
Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua kept it dapper in a blue suit on the carpet before checking out the flick.
After the show, it's the after party....
Lead stars Gugu and Will were all smiles for the after show festivities.
Undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather loves to party, so he was in the mix to celebrate.
Actress Sara Lindsey, who also stars in the film, made her rounds chopping it up with her co-stars Will and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

‘Where The Wild Things Are’
Is it a tail? Or did a Wild Thing jump up into her ass? The world may never know.


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