The Daily Buzz For Dec 17

Trio Of New “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” Character Posters Are Here!
Known as the “Trinity” of DC Comics, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are all featured in new promotional posters for the forthcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” flick.
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot all look incredible in their respective poses ahead of the film’s March 25th, 2016 release date.
Per the synopsis, “Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.”

#EGGPLANTNATION: Baltimore Raven Steven Means is giving you THE FULL MONTY!
Ladies et al, no wonder you like sports players so much….LOL! They always seem to be comfortable in their own skin. And Steven is no different. Just look what he decided to that the folks over at the industry on blast decided to show you. Well Ladies et al….LOL

Thank us later! ;-)

#RHoA: Phaedra Parks Dishes on Making Apollo Nida A Part Of Christmas for Her Kids This Year
Well y’all It’s the holiday season and Phaedra Parks’ sons Ayden (5) and Dylan (2) are at the perfect age to enjoy all of the festivities. This year will be different for the boys; their father is currently in a New Jersey federal prison serving his 8-year sentence for bank and wire fraud. Phaedra sat down with ETonline this week to dish on how her family plans to spend the holidays, and even gets candid on how they are including Apollo.

“Of course, it”s lots of holiday parties,” Phaedra shared. “Ayden’s in the Nativity scene for his school play, so we’re rehearsing for his two lines, and he’s all excited about being the Wise Man, which, you know, he doesn’t really say much, but I’m sure he’s going to improvise, because he loves to talk. The wise, talkative man,” Phaedra finished. Ayden is too cute, I love that we get to watch him grow up on camera. I give that little boy a lot of credit; he clearly knows something is different in his family, his dad isn’t home anymore. It would be typical for Ayden to start acting out and misbehaving, given the change in his home life, yet we haven’t seen any of that behavior on RHOA this season.

Phaedra continued on their holiday plans, “But, we’ll have a huge family dinner, we’ll have game night, where I invite all my friends over, and I’m thinking about doing a big play date for all the kids at the school to come by the house, as well.” Phaedra is like super-mom, I love how well she’s keeping it together for her kids!

Then, she opened up on how to keep Apollo in the boys’ lives, even when he can’t be with them. “Well, it’s sort of hard,” Phaedra confesses. “Now we can do video chatting, so he is getting to see the children on video, so that’s pretty good. We talk about the Christmas lists — I’m not very big on a lot of toys, because I think Christmas isn’t really about receiving, it’s about giving. I don’t want to raise spoiled brats, so I’m always wanting them to learn the true meaning of Christmas: Christ.” She finished with, “That’s always hard at this age. So we’re talking about, you know, how many toys are appropriate and what’s too much.”

I had no idea you could video chat from prison; I wonder if Teresa got to do that with the girls. I’m glad the boys can “see” their dad, and talk to him about the upcoming holidays. Phaedra and Apollo’s kids are very young, and it’s a shame they have to be punished for their dad’s actions. Phaedra’s focus doesn’t seem to be on Apollo, and I don’t know how she holds it together. I’m curious if Phaedra has private break downs, or if she is really able to just put this Apollo situation in the back of her mind and go about her business. Either way, I’m totally impressed by her. Wishing Phaedra and the boys a VERY happy holidays!

What did you think of Phaedra’s interview? Are you surprised the boys are able to video chat with Apollo? Do you think Phaedra should bring Ayden and Dylan to see their dad for Christmas?

Lee Daniels, Patti Labelle, LA Reid Announced As “BET HONORS” Extraordinary Honorees
BET Networks will kick off the New Year celebrating black excellence at its ninth annual “BET Honors” special hosted by comedian, television personality and actor Arsenio Hall. The star-studded night will honor five distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of art, music, theater, technology and business.

This year’s honorees are Lee Daniels (Television and Film Award), Academy Award nominated filmmaker and creator of the hit television show “Empire;” Mellody Hobson (Corporate Citizen Award), President of Ariel Investments, one of the largest African American owned money management and mutual fund companies in the U.S. and current Chairman of the Board of Directors for Dreamworks Animation; Eric H. Holder, Jr. (Public Service Award), the first African American United States Attorney General and partner at Covington & Burling, LLP in Washington D.C.; Patti Labelle (Musical Arts Awards), the iconic Grammy Award winning singer whose powerhouse voice has sold over 50 million records worldwide and L.A. Reid (The Business of Entertainment Award), Chairman & CEO of Epic Records, a three-time Grammy Award winner and prolific music mogul who helped launch some of the biggest music careers and superstars of today.
Arsenio Hall will make his first hosting appearance on the “BET Honors” stage. For over a decade, Hall has been entertaining audiences with his acting and comedic skills on television, film and the stage. He returned to late-night television as executive producer and host of the syndicated “The Arsenio Hall Show,” which aired on stations around the country during the 2013 – 2014 season. Most recently, he appeared on the PBS special “Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize,” which aired in November 2015. Arsenio can currently be seen co-starring on BET’s hit comedy series “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” as well as enjoying a triumphant return to his first love of stand-up comedy, performing at venues across the country.

BET.com will join the kudo-fest with the inaugural launch of Next in Class, a digital celebration of young leaders, innovators and influencers whose stars are rising in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), philanthropy & social justice, music, fashion & style, creative arts & entertainment and education. Go to BET.com/NextInClass to vote for this year’s candidates.

“BET Honors” will be taped at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 23, 2015 and will premiere on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm* during Black History Month on BET Networks.


New Music: Chris Brown – ‘Little More (Royalty)’
Chris Brown pays tribute to his baby girl, Royalty, on his new song, “Little More (Royalty).” Although he’s a grown man, he says his one-year-old daughter (who the album is named after) has him feeling like a baby. “My baby my Royalty,” he sings. “Girl you’re the lyrics to my song.” Royalty arrives this Friday, Dec 18th. 

Listen to Breezy’s ode to his daughter HERE!

Uh Oh? Nicki Minaj Under Fire for Angola Performance
The Human Rights Foundation pens an open letter to Nicki Minaj asking her to reconsider performing at the Unitel Boas Festas in Angola....

Human Rights Foundation head Thor Halvorssen writes in part,
Dear Ms. Minaj,
According to reliable information provided by Human Rights Foundation (HRF) contacts in Angola, you will travel to Luanda to perform at a “Christmas Festival” taking place on December 19, 2015.
As you might know, Unitel, a mobile telephone company controlled by Isabel dos Santos (daughter of Angolan dictator José Eduardo dos Santos) is financing your performance.
I am writing to urgently inform you of the human rights crisis in Angola; to explain the role that dictator dos Santos has played in violating the rights of millions of Angolans; and to request that, in view of your status as a global personality, you cancel your performance. Ms. Minaj, the payment you are receiving from your Angolan sponsors is the result of government corruption and human rights violations.
During their brutal three-decade authoritarian rule, the dos Santos family has exploited Angola’s diamond and oil wealth to amass an illegitimate fortune while maintaining control over all branches of the government, the military, and civil society. Dos Santos has made it his policy to harass, imprison, or kill politicians, journalists, and activists who protest his rule.

Read the full open letter here

Nicki Minaj has not responded.

Serena Williams Serves EVERYTHING as she accepts SI’s Sportsperson of the Year Award
21-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams stepped out looking fierce at Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony held at Pier 60 in NYC.

Chick turned the heat all the way up exposing her flawless skin and perfectly toned legs in a custom created ensemble. The 34-year-old athlete collaborated with designer Aaron Gray and her own Serena Williams Signature Collection for her super sexy gown. The lace detailing, the train...we're loving it all. The textured bob brought the whole look together fabulously.
Here's a peek at the back:
Hot. 'Rena’s sister Venus Williams came out to support her sister rocking a dress from Serena’s Signature Collection. How sweet. Venus was tapped to introduce her sister before she accepted the Sportsperson of the Year Award.
Like most proud family members, Serena’s mom and sisters were there to show their support. Mama Oracene Price snapped it up on the carpet with her two tennis champion daughters and their sisters Lyndrea Price and Isha Price.
The No. 1 women’s tennis champ then walked up to the podium to accept her award and to give her acceptance speech. Below are a few quotes from her speech:

"I've had people look down on me because I don't look like them. I look stronger."
"For all the ladies out there, yes we can do it … My hope [that] by winning this award [I] can inspire many many many more women."
"I said I wanted to win Wimbledon because Venus said she wanted to win Wimbledon and my dad yelled at me, he's like 'Serena stop copying Venus'…so then I said I wanted to win the US Open…and so that's how that kind of came about".
"I still have goals and I still have dreams of winning and this award makes me actually want to work harder to reach more goals."
"I've had my shares of ups and downs I've had many struggles…I've lived through tragedies and controversies and horses.”


Gilbert Arenas Says The WNBA Has Too Many Ugly Lesbians and The WNBA RESPONDS!
Gilbert Arenas isn’t getting what he expected from WNBA players. Arenas wants to watch half-naked “cutie pies” play professional basketball, but all he sees is lesbian “ bean pies.”
Yes, those are his actual words.
Arenas vented about it on Instagram yesterday (Dec. 15) with a video of two women in thongs  to give us an example of what “America was hoping for” when the WNBA started. ” Not a bunch of chicks running around looking like, cast members from #orangeisthenewblack,” Arenas writes. “Don’t get me wrong, they have few #cutiepies but theres a whole alotta #beanpies running around hahahahahaha if #skylardigginscame out like this,I dont care if she missed every layup..imma buy season tickets and I don’t even know where the fuck #tulsa is hahahaha.”
By the way if Arenas sounds sexist and/or disgusting, it’s because you’re ugly too: “If you think it’s sexist…9 times out of 10 u the ugly one and we didn’t pay to come see u play anyway #donkeykong,” he adds.

Well The league stuck up for its players and released a statement condemning the comments.
“WNBA players are strong, talented and determined individuals who give it their all on the court and serve as inspiring role models to millions around the world. They should be celebrated for their accomplishments, not disparaged with ignorant insults.”
And now he has to answer to some of the players as well.
HA! He definitely earned it.

Mistrial Declared in Trial of First Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Death; Protesters Outside Courthouse
A mistrial has been declared in the trial of William Porter, one of six police officers charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
The jury is hung on all charges, according to local reports. Prosecutors have the right to bring the case to trial again, with another jury.
Porter was charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in the April 19 death of Gray, who died a week after his neck was broken during a ride in the back of a police van.
Prosecutors claimed Porter was criminally negligent for ignoring a policy requiring officers to strap prisoners in with a seat belt, and for not calling an ambulance immediately after Gray indicated he needed medical aid.
The defense said the prosecution’s case was based on speculation and called Gray’s death a “horrific tragedy.”
“There is literally no evidence” that Porter’s actions in any way caused it, the defense argued.
Tuesday afternoon, the jury informed Judge Barry Williams that they were deadlocked. The judge told the jury it was their responsibility to reach a verdict, and asked them to continue deliberating. The jury resumed work and left for the day without a verdict.
Porter is in the first of six police officers charged in Gray’s death.

Protester outside of Baltimore courthouse after the William Porter trial resulted in a hung jury
Earlier this week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for people to respect the jury’s decision. She also announced the opening of an emergency operations center as a precaution so that authorities can coordinate any necessary response.
At the White House, a reporter asked spokesman Josh Earnest at a Monday briefing whether there was a message from the White House to people in Baltimore. Earnest said President Barack Obama’s comments after Chicago police recently released video of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald were relevant. Earnest says the president was proud of how the community responded with a “forceful but peaceful display of concern.”
Earnest says the administration is “hopeful that as activists and individuals in other communities have similar concerns to express, that they do so peacefully.”

Photos: Jennifer Hudson Celebrates The Color Purple Opening Night
Jennifer Hudson, son David Otunga Jr., fiance David Otunga and her nephew attend the after party at the Copacabana to celebrate her opening night in the Broadway play, The Color Purple.
How cute are the boys?
Jen and her co-stars Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks
Margaret Avery, the original Shug, attended.
American Idol Alum and Jennifer’s backup singer George Huff was there to support his good friend

True story, there isn’t an angle where you didn’t mess this up entirely. Front, back, side to side ,I’m ready to throw up and cover my eyes….Oh that was a sick verse I just spit right therrrr.


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