The Daily Buzz For Nov 5

Chanel Iman Serves Equestrian Elegance For Harper’s Bazaar Arabia
Chanel Iman hardly ever disappoints when it comes to slaying a magazine cover. And her newest cover is no different.
Shot by fashion photographer Silja Magg on a beautiful location in Dubai as the backdrop, the Victoria’s Secret model served equestrian elegance in a Ralph & Russo ensemble posing alongside a white horse. And we're loving it.

Peep the rest of her spread below:
Stunning. Chanel, who's currently dating L.A. Lakers baller Jordan Clarkson, is gearing to rip the runway for Victoria's Secret fashion show, which is expcted to be taped next week. The show will air on December 8th on CBS.

OH? Is Tia and Tamera’s Brother Tahj Mowry have an IG CRUSH On a Gay Bodybuilder?
The TEA on the street or rather should say Sandra Rose is claiming that Former child star Tahj Mowry, apparently ‘liked’ several Instagram photos of a bodybuilder who happens to be gay.
Tahj was spotted ‘liking’ 3 Instagram.com photos posted by openly gay fitness buff Andrew, who goes by the username @sir_titles on Instagram.com.
Tahj ‘liked’ 3 beefcake images posted on Andrew’s Instagram page. Andrew routinely posts images of himself in various stages of undress for his 40,000 IG followers to drool over.
Andrew is from London, but he lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.
One photo that was ‘liked’ by Tahj shows Andrew lying on his belly in bed wearing nothing but a pair of starched white briefs.

Andrew’s IG page has already been deleted once. Judging from the photos below, it’s easy to see why.
Well it begs to ask the question is Tahj opening his closet door just a crack?

#TEAMJANET The ICON Janet Jackson is nominated for a People’s Choice Award!
Our own ICON Miss Janet Jackson is among the nominees for a 2016 People’s Choice Awards, which were announced Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. But get this they have Ciara competing for the honor against Jackson in the Favorite R&B Artist category, which also includes nominees Chris Brown and Ne-Yo. Can you believe this?

On the flip side, Madonna, who is a two-time People’s Choice Awards winner, is nominated for both “Favorite Music Icon,” which pits her against Paul McCartney, Prince, Steven Tyler, and Stevie Wonder, and “Favorite Female Artist,” a category which finds her facing off against Demi Lovato, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift. Why Janet isn’t in that category as well? She’s ICON status.

Anywho, You can vote for the People’s Choice Awards 2016 nominee via PeoplesChoice.com, the People’s Choice Facebook page, and/or the People’s Choice Awards mobile app.

Voting for People’s Choice Awards 2016 closes December 3.  The ceremony airs January 6 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

IN Empire news: ‘Empire’s Lee Daniels Pays Sean Penn’s Legal Fees in $10M Defamation Case
As you may or may not know, Lee Daniels’ is being sued by Sean Penn, who alleges Daniels’ used “false and defamatory” language to imply he has abused women in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Daniels brought up Sean Penn in a discussion about Terrence Howard’s history of violence against women, telling THR: “He ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f—in’ demon. That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”

Sean Penn wasn’t having it and filed the $10 million suit shortly after.
Lee Daniels tried to get the defamation suit moved to federal court, but ended up backing down and reportedly paid Sean’s attorney’s fees.
via Deadline:
“Having considered the arguments and authorities raised in Penn’s October 22, 2015 pre-motion letter requesting a remand and having diligently met and conferred, Daniels has agreed to withdraw his Notice of Removal, and to have this matter remanded to the Supreme Court of the State of New York,” said a letter from Daniels’ lawyers filed today in federal court. “Further, the parties’ resolution includes Daniels’ payment of a confidential monetary amount to Penn consistent with the guiding principles” of the U.S. Code, it adds.
While no dollar amount was given, sources tell me that the payment by Daniels was for Penn’s legal fees, as the Oscar winner’s primary attorney Mathew Rosengart requested on October 22. A proposed order to Judge Edgardo Ramos was submitted today as well (read it here) formally moving the matter back to the N.Y State courts.

$10 million seems a bit excessive for Daniels’ small comments — but you never know how these things play out in court.

#RhoA: "RHOA" Cast Supports Sheree Whitfield At "Selling It: In the ATL” Premiere
Well look! WEtv is gearing up for the premiere of their brand new show “Selling It: In The ATL,” executive produced by Carlos King and co-produced by “RHOA” star Sheree Whitfield. Did you catch the tea that alleged Carlos STOLE Sheree’s idea for the show?
Last night, the show’s premiere was held at the Woodruff Arts Center and the cast mates were there all glammed up for their big reveal. The show is about real estate agents and cast mates Chrishena Stanley, A'lana Banks, Sarah Lowe, Okevia Wilson, Tahlia Brown, Gwen Moss and Jae Christian thriving in the Atlanta real estate market.

It appears all that talk about drama between Sheree and Carlos could have just been rumors...or maybe they squashed their beef and made up. Either way, they seem happy to be getting their coins together.

“RHOA” pregnant star Kandi Burruss was on the carpet rubbing her growing belly. Chick hasn’t slowed down hitting up various events around the city since she has been pregnant. Just a few more months before Baby Tucker makes its arrival.
Phaedra Parks made her way to the premiere... just in time to rub on Kandi's belly. Kandi's friend Gocha Hawkins also came out to support.
“RHOA” stars Cynthia Bailey and Demetria McKinney looked great on the carpet.
"Love & Hip Hop: Altanta" star MiMi Faust was in the mix.
Former “Atlanta Exes” star and Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond popped up on the carpet.
"Hollywood Exes" star Andrea Kelly struck a pose.
Former “Martin” star Carl Payne served his best GQ pose.
Former "Living Single" actor Terrence 'T.C.' Carson was also in the mix.
Television and radio personality Egypt stood out in a hot pink bodycon dress on the carpet. 

Fun times.

Wu-Tang Clan Was Investigated by FBI in Two 1999 Murders
Members of the Wu-Tang Clan were investigated for allegedly ordering two men's murders in 1999, according to recently released documents.

The allegations come from a federal trial of two Staten Island drug kingpins, brothers Anthony and Harvey Christian, stating that two men may have been murdered because they robbed Wu-Tang founding members RZA and Raekwon's family members. Last October, the Christian brothers were found guilty of running a major drug-dealing operation for 20 years and Anthony Christian was also found guilty of orchestrating a 1999.
With sentencing against the drug lords on its way, Anthony Christian's lawyer Michael Gold has requested "all police files" about the Wu-Tang Clan's alleged involvement in the murder of 17-year-old Jerome (Boo Boo) Estella, as well as those of a second man named Corey (Shank Bank) Brooker. He contends that information in Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard's FBI file alleges the murder was pulled off "at the instruction of members of the Wu-Tang Clan." Ol' Dirty Bastard's FBI file was released in a heavily-redacted form in 2012. 

"These reports seem to suggest someone else was liable for those murders. I'm not suggesting that Wu-Tang committed these crimes. The FBI did," Gold told the Staten Island Advance. "What I'm trying to ascertain is their stated belief in an official file that Wu-Tang ordered this homicide."

In response, the federal prosecutors issued a filing last month describing what information they had sent in the trial's discovery process, noting RZA and Raekwon's possible role in the killings. They stated Gold already had all reverent information prior to the trial and that none of it provided evidence that might exonerate his client.
The prosecutor's information was based on 1999 interviews with Brian Humphreys, a Bloods gang member who later turned federal informant, who was the gunman in Estella's killing and testified against the kingpin Christian brothers. 

"A couple of weeks before the Boo Boo [Estellashooting, Uncles (the street name of drug supplier-turned-informant Paul Ford) told Humphreys about a Blood named Boo Boo who just came home from jail," the filing reads. "He stated that Boo Boo had robbed RZA's little brother and had also gotten into something with the Christian brothers."

It continues, "Uncles was talking about Boo Boo and said that he had just come home and robbed RZA's brother and that they would likely come after him for that. Humphreys believes Uncles was referring to members of Wu Tang."
The prosecutors' documents also mention conversations involving the drug supplier-turned-informant Ford, Bloods-member-turned informant Humphreys and kingpin Anthony Christian about Brooker who was shot to death on June 22, 1999.

Ford claimed Brooker had robbed RZA's brother and Raekwon's cousin, prompting RZA to issue a $30,000 contract for Brooker's murder, according to the documents.
The filing reads, "Ford stated that he had previously heard that Shank Bank [Brookerwas killed by Phife (ph). Ford believes that Phife collected money from RZA for executing the hit." There is no explanation of to whom the name "Phife" refers.
Prosecutors contend they that Estella's robbing RZA's brother would have reinforced Anthony Christian's desire to organize his killing, since such robberies were bad for the drug trade.

Anthony and Harvey Christian were arrested in 2011. Anthony Christian faces a mandatory life sentence; Harvey Christian faces 40 years to life in federal prison.

Read the federal prosecutor's court filing and the 2012 release of Ol' Dirty Bastard's FBI file here.

Lalah Hathaway’s New Album Conveys History of Black Americans
*Two-time Grammy Award-winner Lalah Hathaway dropped her “lalah hathaway LIVE!,” album on October 30, and of her new project, she says, “This album is a dream fulfilled! It means everything to me to have built this record with and for the fans, as I mark my 25th year as a recording artist. I cannot wait to take this show on the road!!!”

As Rolling Out notes, the songstress wrapped a series of shows this summer, including a celebrity-filled audience at the live recording for her upcoming album at the Troubador in Los Angeles this past April. Celebrities including Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, Erica Campbell, Kenny Lattimore, Daley, Laurieann Gibson, Deitrick Haddon, Yvette Nicole Brown, Angie Fisher and Luenell watched Lalah wow with her R&B vocals on the same stage that her father, the late great Donny Hathaway, recorded his LIVE album in 1972.
Additionally, Lalah blessed Atlanta fans with a celebration concert at Centerstage the day of the album’s release. Here’s what she has to say about her latest work.

How did you come up with idea to record your next album at the Troubador?
We did two shows in April. I have enough music for two more records [gleams the singer]. The idea actually came from my friend, Donald Lawrence. He suggested I make a “best of” album. What I tried to do was capture the best of my career from 1990 until now.
What can we expect of lalah hathaway LIVE!?
Great music. I want to hear from fans whether it met their expectations. It’s much more interesting for fans to share what they heard.

Who can enjoy this album – generation X, Y or millennials?
I bridged a gap between what is old and what is new. By old, I mean historic, legendary and legacy music. At a point, it conveys the history of Blacks in America – old soul, R&B, gospel, the blues – I am bridging those genres to what’s going on now. Hopefully, I deliver for all the generations in your home in a way we experienced when we were younger. We listened to our parents’ records and they listened to their parents’ record. It was music that was handed down and metaphorically, they were like history books.

For more info visit, check out her official website. Facebook/LalahHathaway; Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @lalahhathaway.

Monica Lands Role In ‘A Meyers Christmas’
Not only is Monica preparing for the release of her Code Red album (due Dec. 18th) and accompanying tour, the songstress is also flexing her acting chops for the upcoming movie, A Meyers Christmas.

Last month we learned that Gabrielle Union snagged a starring role in the Universal film, and Monica shared pics after wrapping up on set with producer Will Packer, DC Young Fly and Jessie T. Usher.
 “Just wrapped first day of The Meyers Christmas …” wrote Mo. “A small fun part just brought about some big opportunities .. Thank u @willpowerpacker for believing in me !!!!! Today was perfect !!!”
She also shared a clip of her alongside DC Young Fly doing what he does best.. bringing on the laughs. “Crazzzzzzzzzy LOL… Can’t get a thing done for laughing at @dcyoungfly … LOL” she says.

A Meyers Christmas hits theaters November 11, 2016.

See a pic that Gabby shared in character, as well as Monica’s clip below..
Photos: Monica Brown/ Gabrielle Union – Instagram

Jackson Family ‘Refusing’ To Let Kids Attend Arnold Klein’s Funeral
Our friends at RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned from a source very close to the Jackson clan that there will be no one from the Jackson family attending his services!
“The Jacksons did not think highly of Arnold Klein at all,” says a source close to the family.
Klein, who died at the age of 70 on Oct. 22 , has been blamed by people in Jackson’s inner circle for his death.

Jackson’s ex-wife and Klein’s former assistant, Debbie Rowe, previously testified in court that she believed Klein “took advantage of” Jackson and fueled his addiction. And in a police interview after Jackson’s death, Conrad Murray said, “”When [Michael] came back [from Klein’s office], he was basically wasted and required 24 hours for recovery.”

Klein was never charged with any wrongdoing, but the source said, “They would never allow any of those children to attend his services.”
As previously reported, just after the late King of Pop died in June 2009, Klein went on Larry King Live to make the bombshell claim that he may have been the father of Michael’s eldest son, Prince Jackson. He later backtracked and said it was not true.

According to the source, although Prince was demanding a DNA test after Klein died nearly two weeks ago, the family did everything that they could to make sure that did not happen.

Diddy Drops ‘MMM’ Mixtape In Celebration Of His Birthday
As he celebrates his birthday, Diddy is releasing his new mixtape MMM. He announced on Instagram that it will be free and available, and also that he’d be walking around NYC to celebrate his day with his people.

He added: Good Afternoon World!! Today is a big day!!! I am releasing a SONIC MOTION PICTURE, which is FREE and AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE. I want to thank everybody that has supported me over the years and purchased any music that I’ve made. With that being said, on my birthday, I would like to return the favor and gift you something that is important to me. All I ask is that you listen and enjoy!

The name of the sonic motion picture is ‘MMM’. It’s the ultimate hustler’s fairytale. I would like to take the time to dedicate this album to everyone who is trying to get money, trying to be somebody, trying to take care of their family, trying to eat, trying to survive, and most importantly the ones who know that one day, they are going to be the greatest because they have something special.

This is for YOU! Listen to it, enjoy it and if you like it… Tell 10 friends about it!

The project includes features from Lil Kim, Future, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Jadakiss and more.

Happy Birthday Diddy!

Take a look at the tracklisting 
And Catch the stream HERE: 

Kelly Rowland Wishes Her Son Titan A Happy First Birthday
Time flies. It doesn’t seem like it’s been a year already, but Kelly Rowland‘s adorable son Titan Jewel is celebrating his first birthday. The songstress took to Instagram with a sweet black and white photo of her cradling her cutie, writing:
“I’m having a lot of fun with Titan,” she says while talking her son’s first year. She plans to celebrate his birthday with a “simple” party complete with “family, close friends, cake, ice cream, [and] tacos.”
Kelly also shares that he is already on the move. “He started walking three weeks ago,” she says. “We were all in the living room and he was going from one part of the couch to another to the point … so finally his dad put his arms out when he was walking away from the couch, and [Titan] just went for his walk. It was awesome.”

While he’s got walking down, being that she plays music all throughout the house, she says she’ll be glad when he gets his little two-step move down. “That’s going to make me super excited.”

Your back butt is just taunting me now. I want to put some baby powder on it and tuck it away where it will be safe and out of sight.


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