The Daily Buzz For Jan 1

This is the new year the new you. You can pass through another year, coasting on cruise control. Or you can step out of your comfort zone, trying things you have never done before, & make 2016 as the year that you elevate from where you are & soar high. Make it happen!  

Thanks for your support we had over 3 MILLION views! and looking forward to 2016 being even BETTER! 

#EGGPLANTNATION Meet Vine/You Tube star Benny Harris!
It’s amazing how social media has made so many people into stars. Case in point Benny Harris this guy has a massive fan base between you tube and Vine. And now he can make you a fan too!

Happy New Year!

#RHOA: NeNe Leakes snags amazing holiday gig
Life after “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has been good to NeNe Leakes. Not only has she been able to do Broadway, but she’s also launched a clothing line and landed a gig on a new ABC game show. Now, Leakes can add another notch of accomplishment to her belt, as it’s been revealed that she’ll join NBC’s “New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” this year.
According to Us Magazine, Leakes will be a part of the annual comedy panel in Times Square, alongside Andy Cohen, Whitney Cummings and Rob Riggle, on Thursday, Dec. 31. Carson’s “The Voice” co-star Gwen Stefani will also be there to perform her new single “Used To Love U.”

The show will be preceded by “New Year’s Eve Game Night With Andy Cohen,” which will feature Cummings and Riggle, as well as John Stamos, Bob Saget and JB Smoove.

“New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” airs on NBC Tonight Thursday, Dec. 31, at 11:30 p.m. EST.

Fire engulfs One of Dubai’s Greatest Luxury Hotels!
Firefighters battled a blaze that engulfed a luxury hotel in Dubai Thursday night while a spectacular New Year's fireworks display lit up the night sky nearby.
Orange tentacles of flames engulfed a large section of the high-rise Address Downtown Dubai hotel soon after the fire started around 9:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET). Witnesses said they heard explosions as the fire raged. Hours later, dark plumes of smoke billowed from the building as the fire still appeared to be searing several stories. The pics tell is all!
However, The highly anticipated New Year's Eve festivities in the United Arab Emirates' most populous city -- including what was billed as one of the world's largest fireworks displays -- went ahead as planned. Cheering crowds of onlookers watched as bursts of color filled the sky.

Just a few blocks away, the scene was dramatically different. At the Address hotel, which describes itself as "the premier five-star hotel" in Dubai, flames appeared to be devouring growing portions of the high-rise, even as government officials said the blaze was largely contained.

The government's media office said guests evacuated from the hotel would be provided with new accommodations.

The FORCE is NOT with George Lucas! He’s Not a Fan of 'Retro' 'Star Wars' Approach
"They decided they didn't want to use those stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing," filmmaker says of Disney

George Lucas opens up about 'Star Wars' sale, Disney, and shares thoughts on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in a candid interview with Charlie Rose
Star Wars creator George Lucas doesn't seem too fond of the approach to the latest title in the film series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In an interview with Charlie Rose, via IndieWire, he discussed the franchise's legacy and also shared his thoughts about the new film.
Lucas sold his franchise to The Walt Disney Company for $4 billion in 2012. In the interview, he discussed filmmaking and his career, his Star Wars films (referring to them as his "kids"), the Star Wars sale, the current box office blockbuster and his diverging vision from Disney for the franchise.

"They looked at the stories, and they said, 'We want to make something for the fans,'" Lucas said of Disney. "They decided they didn't want to use those stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing."

Lucas also said Disney wasn't interested in his ideas for sequels. "They weren't that keen to have me involved anyway, but if I get in there, I'm just going to cause trouble, because they're not going to do what I want them to do. And I don't have the control to do that anymore, and all I would do is muck everything up," he said. "And so I said, 'OK, I will go my way and let them go their way.'"

As for how Star Wars: The Force Awakens turned out, he would have approached it differently, as he contended he did when the franchise was in his hands. "They wanted to do a retro movie. I don't like that. Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different," Lucas said. "I made them completely different – different planets, different spaceships to make it new."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has grossed more than $1 billion to date.

#TEAMCOOKIE Taraji P. Henson Tells Women "Keep Ya Pu**y!" over them claiming her NEW BOO!
Taraji P. Henson shocked us all when she popped up on Miami Beach with NFL Free Agent Kelvin Hayden.  They've been dating for at least a few weeks as we also found pics of Taraji and kelvin working out at Runyon Canyon together with friends a few weeks ago.

As soon as Kelvin's identity was revealed, the tea started to spill.  Dating a guy 13 years younger sometimes leads to drama, and here we are.

We were tipped off by a reader a few days ago that there's anther woman who goes by the Instagram name of @brittannetteh who has several pics with Kelvin on her page as well.  Pics that were taken within the last 5 weeks that show the two snuggling each other and attending NFL games and vacations together.  Commenters, seemingly friends, of the woman in the pic were commenting how cute of a couple the two are. 


Immeditely following that discovery, we were tipped off about a second woman, Lina Figueroaa, who seemed to be in some type of relationship with Kelvin. Currently.  And for the last year.  She posted pics of them on vacay together, out on dates, and more as well.
Both women made their accounts private as soon as the news hit.

Hmph….Is it possible he just didn't get around to breaking up with the other women?  Possibly.....

Taraji has remained mum about it all...until last night. 
The "Empire" star hit the club in Miami with her co-star Yazz The Greatest and here's the #ZeroChill that happened when she hopped on the mic in the DJ booth: WATCH HERE
Now take that!

Jacob Latimore gets an early start on 2016 by releasing his brand new single “Climb“.
The 19-year-old singer/actor has formed his own independent company after parting ways with RCA Records, and is currently putting the finishing touches on a brand new EP, which is due out in early 2016.

Looking to shed his young image, Latimore sings out to his girl about reaching new heights with their love and the pleasure he receives from being intimate.
“Ohh it’s just us, ain’t in no rush / Wrap your legs around my waist under the covers / Let’s make love, til’ sun comes up,” he sings.

Stream the single HERE

CONGRATS! Cam Newton Announces He Is A Father, Welcomes Son With Longtime Girlfriend Kia Proctor
Cam Newton is the proud father of a baby boy. The Carolina Panthers quarterback took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that he and his longtime girlfriend, Kia Proctor, welcomed a baby boy.
“My longtime girlfriend and I were extremely blessed to have a son last week,” he wrote. “Our family is excited and thank you all for the well wishes!”
According to the Charlotte Observer, Cam left practice early on Christmas Eve to rush to Atlanta with his girlfriend for the birth.

“I’ve been quiet about this because I didn’t want to create a distraction for my team and appreciate the privacy in this joyous time,” Cam added on Twitter.
Congrats to the couple!

Nicki Minaj Spotted with Brother Accused of Child Rape
Last month fans were shocked after Nicki Minaj's older brother Jelani Maraj was arrested after being accused of raping a 12 year-old child.
Last night Nicki posted a picture of her brother on social media and it did NOT go well...
After Nicki posted a picture of her family at the bowling alley, including Jelani standing just behind the rapper, Nicki's fans started a revolt in the comment section blasting Nicki for socializing with a child predator.

“The Walking Dead” Midseason Premiere Trailer Has Arrived: Watch Here!
Showing some New Year’s love to the fans, the honchos at AMC have just released the teaser trailer for the midseason premiere of “The Walking Dead.”
Starring Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, and Melissa McBride, the hit drama is hotter than ever, from the looks of the new preview.

And it turns out “The Walking Dead” lovers have an added bonus as they wait for Season 6’s return- it all goes down on Valentine’s Day, February 14th!

New Hip Hop Music: Big Sean "What A Year"
What a year!  Big Sean is wrapping up 2015 with a note to his fans, plus a new track featuring Pharrell Williams and Detail.  As a thank you to his fans for pushing his Dark Sky paradise album to #1 earlier this year, he reflects on wax about the many life changing events of his career in 2015.  From rocking in Rio with Rihanna, to the death of his grandmother to major breakups, he's spilling it all.  Including a shot at the thieves who broke into his home earlier this year.

Check it HERE

Ohhhhhh! Somebody got you with an epic wedgie nerd!!!!!….or you just nasty. I’m hoping for the epic wedgie theory.



The Daily Buzz For Dec 31

Benedict Cumberbatch Covers Entertainment Weekly’s “Doctor Strange” First Look Issue
It seems he can do no wrong these days, and Benedict Cumberbatch is smoldering on the First Look cover of Entertainment Weekly.
The “Sherlock” stud looks convincing in his “Doctor Strange” getup ahead of the much-anticipated Marvel film’s November 4th, 2016 theatrical release date.
Benedict explains, “I’m still in the infancy of learning all that… It was like, okay, I’ve got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I’m thinking, there’s going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I’m still working on that. We haven’t played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It’s like anything, you just have to experiment.”

#EGGPLANTNATION! Meet Shawn Bullard From Match Made in Heaven!
As a native of Philadelphia, Shawn Bullard is proud to be a 34-year-old owner of a successful real estate development company in the metropolitan area of the city for almost a decade. The successful businessman is a serial entrepreneur who owns several businesses in addition to his real estate development company, including a hair salon and restaurant in the city. 
He has been recognized by several notable organizations for his achievements as a real estate developer and investor. In 2009, the Fox School of Business announced Shawn as the winner of the distinguished “Be Your Own Boss” Bowl, making him the first African- American to win this honor. And he has another honor FOR YOU. Wanna see?

Happy New Year! LOL!

#RHOA Cynthia Bailey Insists Peter Thomas Is Very Romantic; Weighs In On Demetria And Kandi’s Music Video
Cynthia Bailey shared her thoughts on this week’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta with Bravo, and when she did, she went on and on about how romantic Peter Thomas is. Yeah, OK. Cynthia‘s body language in the photo above just screams, I love my super romantic husband, doesn’t it?
“Peter is very romantic and always goes out of his way to make our special moments together memorable,” gushed Cynthia. “I especially loved our “lunch in the park” date because although it was well thought out, it was really sweet and simple. As a matter of fact (after being married for five years), this was one of my favorite dates. Spending quality time together does not always require all the bells and whistles. Sometimes less is so much more.”
When asked if she was hesitant to bring Peter to Kandi Burruss and Demetria McKinney‘s video release party, Cynthia said, “I am never nervous to bring Peter around the ladies, and I was excited to support Kandi and Demetria’s event with my husband on my arm. Peter and I had a great time with everyone. It was a fun date night.”

Huh. If Peter were my husband (not that I’d ever put up with his nonsense), I’d be nervous to bring him around the ladies… All. The. Ladies.
Cynthia said she loved the video and the “catchy” song. “Both of the ladies did an awesome job,” added Cynthia. “Demetria is a smart, beautiful, and talented 
She is a triple threat and a “no brainer” for Kandi to collaborate with. I can understand why Kandi was reluctant to mix business with pleasure due to past unfavorable experiences. I think this dynamic duo is a win-win, and I wish them success.”


She's got a hot career, hot body, and apparently a hot new man.  What we wouldn't give to be Taraji P. Henson right now!
The "Empire" star, who often claims to be unlucky in love, may have found what she's looking for.  Even if it is just a temporary snack.
Rocking an Emilio Pucci bikini and shorts and Chanel beach bag, the 45-year-old Emmy & Oscar nominated actresshappily held hands with a shirtless new boo.  We've learned exactly who he is -- 32-year-old NFL baller Kelvin Haydon!
Kelvin is currently a free agent and previously played for the Colts, the Falcons and the Bears.  Speaking of the Bears, he's a Chicago native, which has us wondering if the two met in the Chi....where Taraji films "Empire" most of the year.

She looks fabulous, happy and ready to take over 2016.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! THE QUEEN Aretha Franklin TORE THE HOUSE DOWN at The Kennedy Center Honors!
Aretha Franklin performed at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors during the ceremony's tribute to Carole King, who co-wrote one of Franklin's signature songs, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Franklin performed that 1967 single at the Kennedy Center Honors, which aired Tuesday night following its December 6th ceremony in Washington D.C., making a rare appearance at the piano to deliver a rendition that moved many – including President Barack Obama – to tears.


Bill Cosby Arraigned For Alleged Aggravated Indecent Assault! Released on $1 Million Bond!
Bill Cosby arrived in court Wednesday after he was charged with alleged aggravated indecent assault earlier this morning by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania.

After court, Cosby headed to the Cheltenham Police Department, where his mugshot was taken and he was processed.
The comedian, 78, entered the courtroom in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, around 2:30 p.m., walking arm-in-arm with his legal team. He will next appear in court on Jan. 14 and his bail was set at $1 million.
Cosby's passport was also turned over to the court and he did not enter a plea.

Attorneys for Cosby said in a statement that the charge by the DA's office "came as no surprise."

The charge "filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county's DA during which this case was made the focal point," the statement said. "Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law."
The famed comedian has always maintained his innocence since being accused more than 10 years ago by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand of sexual assault. With that case about to reach the statute of limitations next month, First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said his office had decided to proceed with the second-degree felony charge.

"We examined all the evidence and we made this determination because it was the right thing to do," he said during a press conference this morning.
In 2005, Constand claimed that after she and Cosby became friends, he invited her to his home in Pennsylvania, where he made multiple sexual advances over time. She claimed that on one occasion in early 2004 he gave her pills and wine, which made her unresponsive and unable to move. At that point, Cosby allegedly sexually assaulted Constand.

Constand and Cosby eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed amount, but the district attorney in Montgomery County at the time decided not to press criminal charges.
Steele said earlier today that authorities decided to pursue charges after new information came to light this July. U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno unsealed Cosby's deposition regarding the decade-old case this summer, in which he admitted to giving Quaaludes to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex, according to the deposition.
Cosby has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct, with many of them coming forward in the past year. The former TV star fired back last month against seven of his accusers, filing a defamation counter-suit in U.S. District Court.

If convicted, Cosby faces up to ten years in jail and a $25,000 fine.

NY Knicks player shot and robbed of jewelry and gold teeth
New York Knicks player Cleanthony Early was robbed at gunpoint after a visit to popular Queens, NY strip club Cityscapes. According to police, Early was leaving the club with a female friend when the Uber car he was riding in was surrounded by at least three cars. At least 4-6 individuals then assaulted Early and stole his jewelry, cash and gold caps from his teeth. After robbing the NBA star, the assailants then shot Early in his knee.

Early was rushed to a hospital for surgery and is in stable condition. The New York Knicks organization has not released a statement yet on the incident or whether the injury to his knee will end his career as a basketball player. This is the second time in a week a Knicks player has been the target of a robbery. Last week, his teammate Derrick Williams was robbed of $750K in jewelry at his apartment by two unidentified men. Early was drafted by the Knicks in 2014 and has played 10 games this season. His most recent game resulted in a 108-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The Uber driver and Early’s female companion were not hurt during the robbery. Police are stating at this time it does not appear that Early was targeted for the attack.

Erykah Badu Donates Shelter To Dallas-Area Families Displaced Due To Tornadoes
Tornadoes ripped through the Dallas, TX area this past weekend; claiming the lives of 11 people, and causing substantial structural damage. There were also dozens of people injured in the storms as well.

Dallas native and Grammy Award-winning singer, Erykah Badu, is offering a hand to some of the families who have been displaced in wake of the destruction. She took to Twitter to inform that she will be donating shelter.
“Found reasonable hotel rooms in Garland , Texas area,” she wrote. “If you know of victims who need temp shelter please hit us here. Donating shelter.”
“And this is why we love you,” tweeted one of her followers, is response to  her announcement.
Saturday night’s tornado outbreak was the second deadliest in DFW history according to the National Weather Service.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted.

New  Music Video: Fabolous – ‘She Wildin” (Ft. Chris Brown)
It’s a house party.. literally, in the video for Fabolous‘ Chris Brown-assisted single, “She Wildin.” The Gerard Victor-directed clip recreates a dance scene for ’90s movie House Party.

Along with partygoers taking their turns down the Soul Train line, Fab and Chris also bust out the Kid ‘n Play. “She Wildin'” appears on Fabolous’ The Young OG Project 2 – initially due on Christmas Day, but it has been pushed back.

In addition to waiting on sample clearances, “The Young OG Project 2 is inspired by 90’s R&B. & wit that said 90s R&B was based on stories of LOVE,” Fabolous explains.”And a holiday that represents LOVE is coming soon. Less than a month & a half for those who act like I’m pushing back far from now. But this also allows time for 1. & 2. & still connecting to a Holiday.”

And now…….The DEFLATION of K Michelle
Last month singer K. Michelle admitted that her large and surgically enhanced butt was getting in the way of her career. As a result of constantly being typecast during movie auditions, she decided to gradually reduce the size of her bottom and get back to her old self. Recently K. Michelle posted a photo of her smaller derriere on Instagram.

Freddie Gibbs Addresses Black Lives Matter, Gun Violence
Freddie Gibbs offers his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and gun violence.
Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs was questioned about the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent acts of police brutality and gun violence.

In regards to police brutality, Gibbs shared his belief that the interaction between police officers and the people, needs to be worked on. He also revealed that he’s pro-guns, but feels that the screening process to buy a gun needs improvements.

“It’s so many separate incidents with black people and minorities getting killed by police and hate crimes and things of that nature,” Freddie Gibbs said. “It’s kinda hard to put your finger on it, man. I’m a believer in I think you gotta have a gun. I own guns, legally. So, it’s just like I feel like I gotta protect my household. I think that was something that was instilled in me from my granddaddy. Now do I believe there’s people out there that shouldn’t have guns? Of course. I think that it should be more of a screening process maybe to obtain a weapon…I think that we gotta learn how to interact with these people and these people gotta learn how to interact with us better. That’s the main thing…I think the police gotta learn how to better interact with the community and vice versa.”

Gibbs revealed why he believes it’s better to be an underdog with a cult following than an artist who may be hot for the moment.

“I’m all about doing things to make myself the underdog,” he said. “The cult following type of artist. Cause I feel like a lot of those artists they become legendary in your eyes. They last a little bit longer than just some guy that got a single on the radio or some guy that doesn’t know how to make his career stretch. I remember back in the day when I would hear a Rap-A-Lot tape or something like that. It wasn’t something that I could—what was readily available to me via TV screens or BET screens. Sometimes, not in the record stores I couldn’t find it. But the rarity of it is what made me—what attached me to it. And I kinda just want to keep giving my fans that kind of feel. I don’t got to be the top guy in rap to survive in the rap game.

Well alright then.

I’ve heard of a potty mouth and a shit head, but I’ve not actually seen them literally in function.





WELL DAMN! PHILADELPHIA -- The Chip Kelly revolution ended before it ever really began.
The Philadelphia Eagles abruptly fired Kelly on Tuesday night, five days before the final game of the 2015 regular season. Kelly's Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention when they lost to the Washington Redskins on Saturday night. That loss dropped the Eagles to 6-9. They were 2-5 over their past seven games, including losses in which they surrendered 45 points twice and 40 points once. Overall, Kelly's record in nearly three seasons as Eagles head coach was 26-21.

Kelly told Fox Sports on Tuesday night that he didn't fight owner Jeffrey Lurie's decision to fire him. He also told Fox Sports that he wants to stay in the NFL, as opposed to returning to college coaching. "We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward," Lurie said in a statement released by the team. Sources told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that Lurie had been thinking for weeks about making changes in the team's structure, including stripping Kelly of personnel control.

A news conference is scheduled for noon ET Wednesday. Pat Shurmur, the Eagles' offensive coordinator and the former head coach of the Cleveland Browns, will serve as interim head coach for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Last season, the Eagles again went 10-6. But they lost three of their last four games and missed the playoffs. Immediately after the season, Lurie decided to move Roseman, then the general manager, aside and give Kelly full control over personnel decisions.

Kelly wielded that new power, trading away quarterback Nick Foles and running back LeSean McCoy. He acquired Sam Bradford in the Foles deal, and running back DeMarco Murray and cornerback Byron Maxwell in free agency. He also released veteran guards Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans, and didn't re-sign wideout Jeremy Maclin. Lurie described the roster makeover as an attempt to "go from good to great." He also pointed out the inherent risk of going from good to mediocre, or worse.

That's what happened this season. The Eagles got off to a 1-3 start. Bradford, who looked stellar in the preseason, was uneven behind a patchwork offensive line. Murray never seemed comfortable in Kelly's offense. There was little sign of the team that had debuted so memorably in Washington two years earlier. After getting to 4-4 at the midway point, the Eagles took a severe downturn in recent weeks. They upset the New England Patriots on the road and defeated the Buffalo Bills to get to 6-7 but lost 40-17 to Arizona and then 38-24 to Washington to fall out of playoff contention.

"It's 100 percent on my shoulders. It's unacceptable," Kelly said after Saturday's loss. He also addressed whether he was on the hot seat, saying, "Anybody in my situation, if they're worried about getting fired, they probably already should have been fired. It's not good enough,
but I'm going to continue to work."

Kelly became the first Eagles head coach since Buddy Ryan in the 1980s to go through three seasons without a single playoff victory.


The Daily Buzz For Dec 29

New 'Sesame Street' promo is brought to you by the letters H, B and O
The season premiere of the HBO series you've been waiting for — a beloved, binge-worthy show filled with indelible characters, breathtaking settings and a complex, multilayered mythology that spans decades — is almost here.

Nope, we're not talking about Game of Thrones. It's Sesame Street, the kiddie classic that was facing funding woes until HBO announced a partnership with it this past summer.
Now that it's off of public television, Sesame will have a large enough budget to produce twice as many shows as it did last year. HBO says that the series' upcoming 46th (!) season will also feature other big changes, including "30-minute episodes, new preschool-relevant themes, new show opening and closing songs, an updated set, a new segment called “Smart Cookies” and a new cast member, Nina."

To celebrate, the show's new home has just released a colorful promo featuring Cookie Monster, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch and all their pals — as well as a passel of celebrities like Jon Hamm and Tina Fey. 


There's also a new piece of letter-perfect key art. Sesame Street debuts on HBO Jan. 16.

CELEBRITY #EGGPLANTNATION Meet Ashley Thomas Cain Famour European Footballer (Soccer)!
Ashley Thomas Cain is an English footballer who currently plays for Midland Football League Premier Division side Coventry Sphinx, where he plays as a winger. He is also known for starring in MTV series Ex on the Beach. He also is known for feeling comfortable in his own skin.

Now stop screaming…Thank us later!

#RhoA: Transgender Model Amiyah Scott On Her Quick Stint On Real Housewives of Atlanta. She says ‘I don’t work for free!’
Sunday night, Amiyah Scott made her first appearance on Real Housewives of Atlanta. While she isn’t an official house wife, Scott is the first transgender woman to be considered. After making her first appearance on the hit show, Scott took to Instagram revealing why she wasn’t hired and how she’s okay with the decision.

She writes: Welp ???? seeing as that was the 1st (and probably last) glimpse of me on #RHOA tonight and I haven’t said anything about it (though the hype was craaazzzzzyyy) lmao. Let me say, I enjoyed ALL the ladies & I had a great time filming multiple scenes with them! Unfortunately due to contractual complications + the magic of editing, you won’t be seeing as much of me as expected. *whispers* (I don’t work for free. Lol. ????) But everything happens for a reason & it was still an awesome experience! I’m in my 20’s and when this opportunity was BROUGHT to me, It was no guarantees & I was cool with that, but I wasn’t going to exploit myself or act out of character for it… I honestly saw a chance to help change the perspective of MY community, but I wanted to maintain my dignity.

Housewife and Transgender aren’t words that are usually associated… Funny, because anyone who knows me knows that being a housewife is a dream of mine, not on reality tv, but in real life. ???????? But contrary to popular belief, I personally know transgender housewives, models, doctors, lawyers and many other successful unique individuals, along with so many others who are fighting to break the negative stigma associated with the trans community. Not to mention, a lot of our opportunities are limited due to discrimination and that’s why most are forced into compromising occupations. But my point in this is to say, me filming with the #RealHousewivesOfAtlanta was not for attention, but to assist in breaking a stereotype. Trans women are not only sex objects or prostitutes. We are strong, educated & human just like everyone else. AND WE ARE HERE AND WE DEMAND RESPECT. And whatever I have to do to assist in that I will and won’t regret it. Now let me call my bf and schedule a hair appointment.

She also posted the Instagram message below, in response to Kandi’s compliment.
Well do you Amiyah!

NO JUSTICE FOR TAMIR RICE! No indictment of Police Officer Timothy Loehman in the Child’s Death!
An Ohio grand jury has declined to indict the Cleveland police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 12-year-old in 2014. 
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced the decision Monday afternoon, nearly 400 days since rookie patrolman Timothy Loehmann shot Tamir Rice after responding to the scene with veteran officer Frank Garmback. The grand jury also declined to indict Garmback. 
In statements filed with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, both officers claimed they repeatedly yelled at Tamir to "show me your hands." But surveillance video shows that Loehmann opened fire within two seconds of emerging from the police cruiser driven by Garmback. 

McGinty on Monday called Tamir's death a "perfect storm of human error," not a criminal act.
"The outcome will not cheer anyone,” McGinty said, but he noted that Loehmann's assessment that he was about to be shot was "a mistaken but sincere belief” given the stress of the situation. 
“It would be irresponsible and unreasonable if law required a police officer to wait and see if the gun was real,” McGinty said. 
On Nov. 22, 2014, Loehmann and Garmback were dispatched to investigate 911 calls about a "guy with a gun" pulling a weapon from his waistband and pointing it at people. The gun was later determined to be an airsoft pellet gun.  
Officers said they believed Tamir to be a man in his 20s, given his size, and said the orange safety tip on his toy gun was missing. An expert hired by McGinty's office conceded in a November report that dispatchers should have relayed to responding officers the 911 caller's observations that "the guy with a gun" was "probably a juvenile" and that the gun was "probably fake." 
Tamir's family reportedly was not briefed on the outcome of the grand jury investigation before Monday's announcement, but it was an end they had anticipated. 
In a statement released immediately after the announcement of no indictment, Jonathan Abady, an attorney for Tamir's family, said they were "saddened and disappointed" by the outcome, but not surprised. The family also renewed their calls for the Justice Department to make an independent investigation into the case. 

“It has been clear for months now that Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty was abusing and manipulating the grand jury process to orchestrate a vote against indictment,” Abady said in the statement. “Even though video shows the police shooting Tamir in less than one second, Prosecutor McGinty hired so-called expert witnesses to try to exonerate the officers and tell the grand jury their conduct was reasonable and justified. It is unheard of, and highly improper, for a prosecutor to hire 'experts' to try to exonerate the targets of a grand jury investigation.”
Tamir’s family and their advocates have been highly critical of McGinty’s office during what they considered an unreasonably lengthy and biased investigation.
McGinty's office released three expert reports over the past few months, all of which concluded Tamir's fatal shooting to be "reasonable." 
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in a statement Monday called Tamir’s death a “heartbreaking tragedy” but urged the community not to give in to “anger and frustration.”
“We have made progress to improve the way communities and police work together in our state, and we’re beginning to see a path to positive change so everyone shares in the safety and success they deserve,” Kasich said.
The Justice Department said Monday it would continue its review of the case and "determine what actions are appropriate, given the strict burdens and requirements imposed by applicable federal civil rights laws."

In May, the DOJ concluded an 18-month investigation into the Cleveland Police Department. Its scathing report found that officers in Cleveland routinely use unjustifiable force against not only criminals and suspects, but also innocent victims of crimes.
McGinty's office on Monday took pains to note that officers face deadly threats in the line of duty and called for "deference" to the officer's on-the-scene judgment of how much force is necessary.


New Music Video: Demetria McKinney & Pregnant Kandi Burruss “Unnecessary Trouble”
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Kandi Burruss and Demetria McKinney are mixing business and friendship.  But, it appears to have gone well for Kandi this go round.  Thank the Lordt!  We all saw what happened when Kandi collaborated with former “RHOA” star Kim Zolciak-Biermann on her song “Don’t Be Tardy.”

On Sunday night’s episode, the ladies hosted a viewing party for their new video “Unnecessary Trouble.” It’s one of those girl anthem tracks where one friend is trying to tell the other that her man is cheating on her. Demetria said the concept behind the video came about after all of the drama of season 7 of RHOA regarding her relationship with boyfriend Roger Bobb. Not only that, it was inspired by Kandi’s relationship with her husband Todd Tucker as well.
Although Kandi is good and pregnant, you could hardly tell in the visuals. During the episode, she said being back on a music video set reminded her of how much she loves doing music. She said she plans on getting back to her music on top of everything else she has going on.

More power to her! Check out the new video HERE

Are we feelin' it?

HIP HOP! Waka Flocka Flame Calls Out Rappers In “Ask Charlamagne” Track
Waka Flocka Flame has been at war with his label recently but that isn't stopping him from releasing music.
Always one known to stay in the headlines for whatever reason, Waka recently released his “Ask Charlamagne” track during which he likens wack rappers to Charlamagne Tha God's notorious "Donkey of the Day." He doesn't name anyone specific but it seems like everyone who's been on the show doesn't deserve the early morning interview, according to the Cali rapper.

Waka Flocka Flame also promotes his latest release, Flockaveli 1.5 throughout the song, which dropped last month.

Listen to Waka Flocka Flame's “Ask Charlamagne” track HERE!


#TEAMEMPIRE: In off beat news: Did Madonna Lie Under Oath for Sean Penn?
Earlier this month pop star Madonna testified against director Lee Daniels in the $10 million defamation of character lawsuit filed by Sean Penn after Lee claimed Sean assaulted Madonna back in the 80s [click here if you missed that].

Did Madonna lie under oath to help Sean win his case..? 

From Star Magazine [Jan. 4, 2016 print edition]
After reconciling with her ex earlier this year, Madonna spoke out on Dec. 18 in support of Sean Penn in his defamation suit against Lee Daniels, who Penn claims has falsely accused him of hitting women. “While we certainly had more than one heated argument during out marriage, Sean has never struck me, ‘tied me up’ or physically assaulted me,” the singer told the court.
The police, however, beg to differ. In 1988, Sean allegedly bound and gagged his then-estranged wife in her Malibu mansion for 9 hours. After escaping, Madonna called for help. “Her lip was bleeding and she had obviously been struck,” Malibu Lt. Bill McSweeny said at the time. So, why did Madonna take it all back?
Both Madonna and Penn have long denied the rumors with Madonna telling Rolling Stone three months after the incident, 
“They made it all up. But I expect it. They’re always making s - - t up.”
and Sean telling Playboy in 1991, 

“It was a great disappointment to some of my more perverse acquaintances . . . that it hadn’t occurred.”

What’s the TEA HERE? Trans IG Personality Mia Isabella Flosses Diamond Ring Seemingly From Tyga that Kylie Jenner Has the same?
Well, well, well. It appears Tyga may have found himself in some ish…again.

Over the holiday weekend, the rapper's girlfriend Kylie Jenner was busy showing off a new (and gorgeous) massive diamond ring she was given for Christmas, likely from her (on-again?) beau Tyga. No, she’s not engaged. She’s wearing it on her right hand. But, it appears that guys giving their chicks these huge diamond rings with no proposal is the new “in” thing these days.  We've seen it with a few celebrity men and women.

She didn’t post a caption, just a Santa Claus emoji.
Well, remember the trans “model” Mia Isabella who claimed she once had a relationship with T-Raww? Chick hopped on Instagram yesterday to show off her bling as well. She posted up a video (where we snapped a screenshot) of a huge diamond ring on her finger saying:
“Anybody can do that lol hw bought me one too except I've had mine for years"

Oh? While, Mia didn't name any names it's pretty obvious whom she's referring to. Mmhmm...

Meanwhile, Kylie is on SnapChat posting clips of herself make-up free rocking her new bling:
Hmm...is this Kylie's way of clapping back?

Everyone should just stop the subliminals and call a spade a spade. If Mia has some (more) tea she wants to spill, she should come on out with it.

What She Rock’d: Nicki Minaj In Jimmy Choo x Moon Boot Crystal Studded Boots
While stepping out for some shopping over the Christmas holiday, Nicki Minaj kept it cute in all black. The “Feeling Myself” rapper rock’d a black leather jacket and pants, with Jimmy Choo x Moon Boot Crystal Studded Boots ($920). The black boot is printed with “Jimmy Choo” and “Moon Boot”  – and also features star stud detailing. “In love w/these Jimmy Choo moon boots,” Nicki captioned her photo. “Bag by Chanel, of course.” Get another look below.
Would you rock ’em?

MAKE IT STOP! Odell Beckham Jr. Friend Address Gay Rumors
Its a shame social media will have people thinking dancing makes you gay!! Dancing with a friend and having fun does not make you gay!! Odell Beckham Jr has been the target of jokes on social media for his freedom of expression- and after the most recent video went viral his close friend NFL prospect Kavahra Holmes addresses the rumors.

Lolll it’s crazy how we been brothers for so long and if anybody really knows us know anywhere we go they see us being clowns and dancing but of course it’s made as “we gay”
Lol ain’t no shade no where in the mix.. Strictly brotherhood and just cuz we dancing having fun don’t make us gay.. I dance with our without him and vice versa so the “gay” comments really funny .. We laughing … But we gone keep dancing lol.. Str8 up.. #SQUADDDDDDDDDDDDD @iam_objxiii

Now let it go!

Can K. Michelle bring the ratings back to Love in Hip Hop Atlanta??? The 31-year old ‘Hard To Do’ singer released details of the second season of K. Michelle: My Life, that will show viewers the efforts towards her third album, multi-city tour dates, motherhood, friendship drama and more.

According to our friends at Team Curtain 
K. Michelle will be returning to the reality show. At a recent concert the Memphis native confirmed that she will be returning to Mona Scott Young‘s ‘celebrity’ jungle Love & Hip-Hop.

We’ll see!

I LOVE THE 80'S Richard Marx, 52, and Daisy Fuentes, 49, got married in Aspen over the holidays
The ‘80s called and they brought faux fur coats and a surprise wedding. I honestly didn’t even know Richard Marx and Daisy Fuentes were a couple, so imagine my surprise that they got surprise-married on December 23rd. What the what?! All that being said, the photos are GORGEOUS. If you were getting married to a man who hasn’t been a big deal in more than two decades, you could only hope to look this good!

Some details of the wedding… Richard’s adult sons were in attendance. You know how he has adult sons? It’s because he’s 52 years old! And Daisy is 49!!!! I can’t believe that we’re finally getting an age appropriate couple and it’s Richard Marx and Daisy Fuentes. Apparently, they’ve been together for “about a year” and interestingly enough, they seemed to get together just as Richard’s 24-year-marriage to Cynthia Rhodes was falling apart. He got a divorce in 2014 and he’s been with Daisy ever since. And now they’re married. It’s actually the second marriage for both of them – Daisy had a starter marriage in the ‘90s.
They got married in Aspen, which is where a lot of celebrities spend the Christmas holiday. I don’t have the ID on her wedding gown, but they both took pains to emphasize that the white coat she’s wearing is faux fur. The photos are… AMAZING. I’ve said this before, but I always appreciate it when celebrities let the world creep on their wedding pics for free, via social media. I enjoy that trend so much. And while an Aspen wedding to an ‘80s heartthrob might not be everyone’s cup of tea, we can all admit that these are great pics, right?

The Air Jordan 4 Retro “Alternate 89” Is An All-New Colorway 
The Air Jordan 4 is a classic model and greedily snapped up whenever a retro drops, no matter the colorway. A previously unreleased “Alternate 89” colorway will be dropping at the top of the new year on Jan. 2, 2016.
The white tumbled leather upper and Gym Red hits on theon the midsole, mesh and lining, would surely be a PE model, if Air Jordan was still hooping in the NBA.
Check out detailed images of the Air Jordan 4 Retro “Alternate 89” below
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Ughhhh, no wonder The Grinch is so angry and miserable all the time.