KODE Magazine's January 2016 Issue features 6 FAB upcoming Black Actresses!
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month approaching, Kode Magazine dedicated its 10th issue to six of the most talented young black actresses of today, including “Empire” star and singer Serayah, DOPE actress Kiersey Clemons, Disney star Zendaya, “black•ish” cutie Yara Shahidi, “Vampire Diaries” star Kat Graham and “How To Get Away With Murder” beauty Aja Naomi King.
Shot by photographer Bradford Rogne, the ladies are serving up all types of fierceness for the magazine’s Generation Noir issue.
For the cover story, each of the ladies will discuss what it’s like being a young, black woman in Hollywood and why it matters, along with updates on all of their new projects they’re working on.
Work it ladies
#EGGPLANTNATION: Meet Model Jason Tyler!
Ladies and others Meet thickness Model Jason Tyler. He has something to show you! LOL!
GO HERE TO SEE THE PICS! NSFW!
And you can thank us later!
#RHOA: Porsha and Sheree Party In Atlanta!
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams popped up at Gold Room and hit the carpet in this cute gray and black winter coat. But once she slipped it off…
Chick showed off her bangin’ figure in a revealing black dress. The Dish Nation host was tapped to host alongside her co-star Sheree Whitfield and others for a celebration in honor of Dr. King.
As you can see, the fellas were feelin' it. She sipped on her drink and partied the night away in her VIP section.
Not far behind...Sheree worked this tangerine midi dress and nude pumps. Loving the hair.
We wonder what she'll have to say about NeNe Leakes' recent return.
Then the ladies linked up with their friends, including Sheree's daughter Tierra Fuller, for a group shot. Fun times!
#EMPIRE NEWS: Another Actor Claims Lee Daniels Stole ‘Empire’
There are fresh, new lawsuits on the horizon concerning “Empire.” A Philadelphia man has come forward, and is suing in federal court saying the hit Fox show infringes on a show he created and copyrighted a decade ago, according to the Associated Press.
Clayton Tanksley, an actor who once played a character on “The Cosby Show,” claims that Lee Daniels stole the idea from him during a 2008 film event.
Tanksley (who works in Hollywood under the name Clayton Prince) says he participated in a “Philly Pitch” event. Afterward, Tanksley claims he privately pitched his idea to Daniels and gave him scripts and DVDs with episodes.
The suit was filed Friday, and names Daniels, co-creator Danny Strong, 21st Century Fox, the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the film office’s director, Sharon Pinkenson.
New Music: Chris Brown Feat. Keith Sweat – Who’s Gonna (Nobody) [Remix]
Well, well, well…look at what the start of the week brought in.
While Chris Brown is still riding the wave of his latest album Royalty, it seems there was some time to create a surprise remix to his ’90s inspired cut, “Who’s Gonna (Nobody).” The record – which features an interpolation of Keith Sweat‘s classic “Nobody” – quickly became a fan favorite, and now, those who were not familiar with the original version, get to hear R&B’s OG add his take on the new spin.
Take a listen to Chris and Keith make the ladies sweat HERE
Opening up the track with a raunchy verse from Sweat, both of the fellas get a little steamy for the ladies. “I’m about to lay your body down / You can scream as loud as you want / Ain’t nobody round but me and you / Who can love you like me, babe?,” Keith croons over the track.
Jamie Foxx Saves Man From Burning Car
Jamie Foxx braved flames to save a driver from a burning car that overturned in his neighborhood last night.
Media reports say – at 8:30 pm, a single vehicle seems to have skidded on wet roads, hit a ditch, flipped and landed upside down – ending up in front of Jamie’s Hidden Valley gate.
Witnesses say that Jamie told CHP officers that after hearing the accident, he ran to the scene and saw the driver buckled in. Jamie told police he unbuckled the man and dragged him about 30 feet away from the accident, being that he feared the burning car would explode.
Jamie had called 911 prior to taking action, and cops and firefighters eventually got there and transported the victim to a hospital with major injuries, including burns.
Kudos to Jamie for his heroic actions!
J. Cole Confirms Marriage, Talks Social Justice
J. Cole says people need “to clean ourselves” before they fight social injustice from the system.
J. Cole confirms that he is married, during #MLKNow event, which took place in New York City yesterday (January 18).
North Carolina lyricist J. Cole appeared to be caught off guard during his appearance at the #MLKNow event when Creed director, Ryan Coogler asked the rapper how he’s been changed by marriage. Cole joked about the unexpected question, jokingly referring to it as “a black history moment.”
“That was like one thing to not do. Nah, I’m just joking. It’s all good. Well they know now. That was cool though. That’s like a black history moment. They’re never gonna forget that,” J. Cole said.
After being asked about married life, J. Cole took time to address the purpose of the #MLKNow event. He explained that while such an event is inspiring, it shows a seemingly never-ending cycle.
Cole later offered his thoughts on how to break the cycle, which he says needs to be broken from within first.
“I got to see the Malcolm speech from Andre, which was crazy,” the rapper said. “And to hear Mr. Belafonte speak and give his speech. And just to see the parallels. And I know that that’s why y’all put this on. To drive the message home, but it’s crazy how those things are—I mean it’s inspiring, but it’s also a little disheartening. It’s a lot of things for me. But it’s crazy how much of that stuff is still—All of it is still so relevant. And I’m curious to know and I would love to talk about it. It’s like, how do we stop it from being in a cycle of like great leaders who have great things to say and who know, but it’s like—And fight so hard to spend they whole lives fighting, but then we—I don’t want to have to do this 50 years from now. And then they quoting you or quoting whoever and it’s the same thing.
“So, it’s like I wonder what we have to do to stop that cycle,” he added. “I have some ideas. It’s not concrete ideas, but I have a feeling…I feel like even before that’s [economic power] possible, it’s like we got to turn our sights from outward at the system, which is totally wrong. Like completely wrong, but we gotta turn our sights from looking outward at the system and how wrong it is to inward. And how we’ve been affected by it. And how we can work every day to clean ourselves. We poisoned, bro.”
Video of J. Cole speaking on his marriage and social justice at the #MLKNow event, can be found HERE:
YIKES! Transgender Woman Alexis Arquette Outs Will and Jada?
Earlier this week actress Jada Pinkett-Smith suggested people of color boycott this years Academy Awards over the lack of POC nominees
Transgender actress Alexis Arquette retaliates by outing Will and Jada in a scathing social media post...
Alexis Arquette, the transgender sister of David, Patrica and Rosanna Arquette, accuses Will and Jada of being hypocrites while repeating a longstanding urban legend concerning Will and his one-time manager Benny Mendina.
I’m not sure why she is doing this and what it has to do with the Oscars not being diverse, But hey!
Is Taraji P. Henson Too Hot for Halle Berry?
Last week actress Halle Berry parted ways with her manager of 20 years, Vincent Cirrincione.
Could fellow actress Taraji P. Henson's white hot career be the reason why...?
"Halle Berry’s decision to ax Cirrincione was, in part, due to him devoting more time to his client Taraji P. Henson."
“Taraji’s on a hit show and it’s her moment right now. Halle has had a bad run with films, and her TV show was canceled.”
In related news, this week Taraji's hit Fox drama Empire was renewed for a third season.
Caitlyn Jenner has a Memoir On The Way!
Despite the fact that most of her life has already been documented in the media, Caitlyn Jenner has decided to bless the world with a written account of her adventures.
According to Grand Central Publishing, the tome will cover Jenner’s journey “from Bruce to Caitlyn and her brave transition into womanhood.”
The “I Am Cait” starlet told press, “Things have been moving so quickly that it will be nice to slow things down a bit and take the proper time to reflect on this journey. I couldn’t pick a better team, in Grand Central and Buzz, to make sure this story is told with a lot of honesty and care. Thrilled to reunite with my friend Buzz Bissinger. Honored that he’s telling my full story.”
Meanwhile, Bissinger shared with the New York Times, “I made it clear to her before I agreed that everything has to be on the table, nothing can be left out, and I’m going to be interviewing dozens of other people. It’s her book, but it’s going to be reported out to keep her honest. She’s been incredibly open, and I think it has the potential to be a really important book.”
Awwwww, LeToya Luckett Parties At Fiancé Rob Hill Sr.'s Son 8th Birthday Bash
Fresh from a #BAEcation, LeToya Luckett joined her fiancé Rob Hill Sr. to celebrate his son Rob “King” Hill Jr.’s 8th birthday yesterday.
The former Destiny's Child singer shared a snap on Instagram giving props to her beau and son's mother, captioning, "Celebrating the king last night. This little one is blessed to be surrounded by so much love. Hats off to @robhillsr & his lovely mom for doing such a WONDERFUL job in raising him to be such a great kid! #thekingsbirthday".
The recently engaged couple snapped several photos with King's mother Sequoyah Abdul for a few blended family photo-ops.
In another shot, Sequoyah shared a sweet birthday message for her son. She said, "It didn't work out with me and your dad, But yo, push come to shove, You was conceived in love".... We love you and we're here for you #TheKingsBirthday".
Grandpa Frank and Grandpa Dana came out to party with their grandson for his birthday.
And little King looks like he had loads of fun. Nice!
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
If Star Wars was done entirely surrounding mullets this lady would be the Luke Skywalker of Jedi-mullets. The force is waaaaay strong with this one.
HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL!!!