Sour or Sweet? Beyonce’s Lemonade First week projections are In!

Sour or Sweet? Beyonce’s Lemonade First week sales are In!
On Saturday Beyonce released her new visual album Lemonade with a splashy event on HBO
But has King Bey’s  huge effort translated into huge sales...?

According to Hits Daily Double Lemonade is predicted to sell between 500k-600k first week. While these are good numbers for an artist like Beyonce they’re not really not so good when Adele's '25' Official First Week U.S. Sales were 3.38 Million. However this could also be coupled with the untimely death of Global Icon Prince might factor in as well.

As for the  HBO showing The release of Beyonce’s visual album/film “Lemonade” had a drawing of 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 787,000 viewers. It ranked in the Top 30 in the demo for the day.

Fun Fact…Beyoncé’s self-directed Life Is But a Dream documentary resulted in record ratings for HBO when 1.8 million viewers watched the premiere last Saturday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That marks the largest audience for an HBO documentary since Nielsen changed the way it measures viewership in 2004.

But Bey will be fine it will go Plaltinum and as she treks through on her FormTION Tour the sales will increase! Congratulations Bey!

LATE NIGHT TREATS! Did Y'all see Usher's latest Nudie pic?

LATE NIGHT TREATS! Did Y'all see Usher's latest Nudie pic?
Well Looky, Looky! Usher felt like sharing his gift with the world and NO he isn't singing!
If you follow Usher on Snapchat were greeting with Usher’s nude body in a steam room. WELL LOOK!
Now, we didn’t put that emoji there — but If you look close enough, you can surely see the tip.
 Boy stop teasing these folks! And go kiss your WIFEY!

The Daily Buzz For April 29

Naomi Campbell PUNISHES Three Covers of  VOGUE Brasil
Naomi Campbell still prove she can still punish a magazine cover!
The slayer of runway is proving WHY she’s still one of the baddest models in the game. And at 45-years-old, she’s still giving these young models a run for their money.

For her latest magazine feature, the British beauty slays THREE new VOGUE Brasil covers. In one cover, Naomi serves up retro vibes rocking Valentino threads and sandals (we need!) as she poses it up in the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
On the other two covers, Naomi, is striking serving all kinds of FAB!
10’s across the board!

#RHOA: NeNe Leakes, Kim Fields, Teresa Giudice & Other Bravo Stars Set To Appear At Women’s Expo
If you want to see a lot of your favorite Real Housewives in one place and live in the Atlanta area, then you should attend the Ultimate Women’s Expo. There is something for everyone at this event with keynote speakers, beauty makeovers, motivational talks, book signings, sewing classes, alcohol tastings, and more. Plus, there will be a lot of your favorite reality stars in attendance and Eventbrite is listing the ticket price at a just $5. A major steal compared to what Kim Zolciak was planning to charge!

If you are a Bravoholic, then this is definitely the event for you because there are plenty of Real Housewives and other reality stars for you to interact with, learn from, and even shop with. Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes will be speaking and have a pop-up shop for the fans to buy her message tshirts. The Real Housewives of New Jersey queen Teresa Giudice will be signing copies of her new book Turning the Tables: From Housewife To Inmate & Back Again and hopefully that means she will be posing for photos with her fans.
If you are already missing Kim Fields on RHOA, you can listen to her speak at the event. If you are an avid viewer of Real Housewives of Atlanta, you know about all of the drama behind the launch of Cynthia Bailey Eyewear. From her dramatic launch party to the competition between Kenya Moore and Kim Fields to direct the commercial, there is a lot more to the story than just sunglasses. So if you want to commemorate that drama, you can purchase some Cynthia Bailey Eyewear at the expo.
Aside from the Real Housewives, there are other big Bravo names who will be present at the Ultimate Women’s Expo. Tabitha Takes Over star Tabitha Coffey will be signing copies of her book Own It! Be The Boss Of Your Life- At Home And In The Work Place. Married to Medicine star Dr. Heavenly Kimes will also have a book signing for her book called The Business of Love.

NeNe Leakes has been speaking at the event for years and is very proud to be a part of it, as evidenced by her glowing Instagram post.

#EMPIRE: Six Times Empire's Lucious Lyon Reminded Us He's Basically the Devil This Season
(H/T TV Guide) We're still in the second season of Empire, which returned in March after a lengthy break, but a lot has happened in these four episodes: Camilla (Naomi Campbell) and Mimi (Marisa Tomei) are gone, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) is playing peacemaker and Lucious (Terrence Howard) is back to being ruthless in his attempt to gain back control of his record label. In last week's episode, Empire showed us that it's doubling down on family drama--and making Lucious the evil epicenter of it all. His shady factor has been ramped up like, 1,000 percent in the past four episodes--so much so that he may be on his way to becoming one of the most compelling villains on TV today. Here, six moments in this season's second half that lead us to believe he may be Lucifer himself.

1. That time Lucious handed Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) a gun and was like, "If you don't shoot me now, I'll kill you later." It was so gangster, and the ultimate test. Do you think he even had bullets in that gun?

2. When Andre (Trai Byers) finally learned that his mental health issues have a familial precedent--Lucious' mom, to be precise--and he's understandably furious nobody told him. Lucious says, "I was embarrassed by her, the same way I'm embarrassed by you." Damn homie.

3. That time Lucious realized he could use Andre to turn him against his brothers by honing in on the exact thing that would make Andre bend: a visit to the grave of his not-really-dead grandmother. There's a reason they're wearing winter gear in this scene: that ish was cold.

4. That time he just popped up in Camilla's crib, right after she's murdered her wife...
...then drops the double whammy that he saw her commit murder and Hakeem only had sex with her to blackmail her, so, yeah, it's probably best you just go ahead and kill yourself.

And Camilla is all like, "You know, that's not a bad idea. Goodbye cruel world!"

5. Or that other time, when he elaborately sabotaged Hakeem by planting drugs on his group's tour and seized his little clothing line, then casually treated himself to an evening snack while Hakeem was all in his feelings over it...
...And offered her $10 million to give up her baby with Hakeem. When that doesn't work he threatened her, prompting her to respond:
That didn't scare him though, because he came back with, "A lot of women don't survive childbirth." Monster!

You know what Lucious, let's just let Cookie tell it.
Empire airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Fox.

New Music Video from Vivian Green – Grown Folks Music (Work)
Vivian Green is giving us the business in the music video for her latest single, “Grown Folks Music“. Directed by Derek Blanks, the visuals for the upbeat jam are ‘Vivid’ like the title of the feisty songstress’ latest album.
Vivian leads an energetic dance routine while surrounded by a crew of back-up dancers. As the ladies shake their thang, their wardrobe switches between four looks ranging from chic and sexy to casual and ethnic.

Vivian is a temptress as she sings, “So you betta put in that work baby / Make me never wanna get outta bed.” Produced entirely by Kwamé, Vivian describes her last album Vivid as “fresh and spirited, sassy and funny at times. It’s different from my other albums because of the energy; but very much still me.”
Check out “Grown Folks Music”
Vivian is currently on tour,Vivid is in stores now.

New Hip Hop Video: J Dilla feat. Nas – ‘The Sickness’
Long live Dilla. Following the release of his long lost vocal album The Diary, PayJay and Mass Appeal Records have debuted a video for “The Sickness,” J Dilla’s collaboration with Nas.
As Madlib’s head-knocking production bangs, Dilla and Esco appear in the Ruffmercy-directed visual. With artwork splashing across the screen, the two legends show why they’re so revered.

Originally meant to drop back in 2002, The Diary was shelved until this month. The project features additional appearances from Snoop Dogg, Kokane, and Bilal.

Watch “The Sickness” HERE

Official Whitney Houston Documentary In The Works

Fans who weren’t satisfied with Whitney Houston’s LIFETIME biopic will be happy to know a new documentary about the late singer’s life is in the works. And based on the folks behind the project, it appears it will be worth watching.
According to Deadline, Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) is teaming up with Oscar winning producer Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man), producer Johnathan Chinn, and former “Oprah Winfrey Show” executive producer Lisa Erspamer for what is being billed as the official Whitney Houston documentary.
The film will take a revealing look at the life and genius of the global superstar that all we loved. Thankfully, Whitney’s estate has given Kevin Macdonald their blessing to the tell the true story about the iconic singer’s life. The new project will interview many close friends to Whitney, including Clive Davis, the person who discovered Whitney’s incredible talent.
The documentary will be introduced to buyers at Cannes Film Festival which is set to kick off next month with UK rights acquired by Altitude Film Distribution. The documentary will reportedly be released in the UK in 2017. No word on when it’s coming to the States.
There’s also a new documentary project being developed for Showtime that will follow Whitney’s complicated life and career.

Just do her JUSTICE!

OH? Derrick Rose Rape Accuser Does Not Want Identity Revealed in $21 Million Lawsuit
According to thejasminebrand. Derrick Rose’s rape accuser is pleading with the court not to reveal her identity in the $21 million dollar lawsuit she filed, claiming the NBA star and his team would ruin her in the press by labeling her a gold digger & “slut” and it would cause her even more emotional distress following the alleged sexual assault.
Rose was sued earlier this year by a woman – who filed the complaint under Jane Joe – accusing the NBA star and two of his friends of drugging her and then gang raping her inside her apartment.
The woman explained she dated Rose from 2011 to 2013 and during the time she said Rose attempted to pressure her into doing various sexual activities such as masturbating on camera, allowing him to have sex with her friends and demanding she participate in group sex.

Then in August 2013, the woman claimed that Rose and his two friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton, invited her to the NBA star’s L.A. mansion, where she claims someone slipped a drug into her drink, in an attempt to rape her.
She claimed that she escaped the home with a friend but later in the evening Rose and his friends broke into her home and gang raped her while she was knocked out. The woman filed suit and is demanding $21 million dollar in damages.

The NBA star fired back denying all allegations that he raped his ex-girlfriend and said she gave him and his friends consent to have sex.
Rose claimed that the woman was only upset with him due to her not being reimbursed for sex toys used during the night in question. He said that once he started ignoring her texts, she became even angrier with him. Rose demanded the entire suit be thrown out.

The lawsuit is currently in the discovery phase with both sides exchanging documents and taking depositions of the parties involved. Interesting to note , Rose recently demanded the accuser hand over all condoms she kept from the night in question — which she agreed to turn over since she kept the used condoms.
Then on April 26th, the accuser headed to court blasting the NBA star and his legal team for attacking her – the victim – and said their actions were unprofessional and unethical and should not be tolerated by the court.
She says the NBA star has chosen to attack her femininity, morals and character in order to perpetuate incorrect myths about sexual assault. The woman also says that Rose has failed to show why she should have to reveal her name in the lawsuit, something he asked the judge for in the case.

The woman states that if she is forced to reveal her identity then it could prevent other sexual crimes victims from coming forward.

She explains if the court ordered her to be identified it would only further shame, humiliate and embarrass her. Further, the accuser believes the NBA star’s legal team would only use her name being revealed to label her as a slut and gold digger in the press. The woman is demanding the court not order her to reveal her identity and to allow her to continue with the case using Jane Doe.


DEA to Help Investigate Prince's Death as Officials Say Painkillers Were Found in His Possession
Prince was found with prescription painkillers in his possession when he died, according to a new report.
NBC reports that the county sheriff investigating his death is now asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to help with the investigation.
Federal law enforcement officials who spoke to NBC did not reveal what part the medications may have played in Prince's death. Officials say the DEA will help determine the origin of the medication and what prescriptions the singer had obtained.

Sources are confirming that Prince once had a history of using the prescription painkiller Percocet.
An autopsy of Prince's body was conducted just one day after he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his famed Paisley Park estate outside Minneapolis. While the medical examiner found "no obvious signs of trauma," toxicology reports may take weeks to complete.
Other sources claim he had also been struggling with an "ongoing illness" at the time of his shocking death – just under one week after his private plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois so that he could be rushed – unresponsive – to the hospital to receive what several reports called a "save shot."
Meanwhile an addiction expert says that prescription painkiller Percocet can be addictive and deadly. 

Drugs like Percocet – which is a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone – are addicting because they can cause "severe euphoria" by stimulating specific "opiate" receptors in the brain, At this point he’s now at PEACE and just let him REST IN PEACE!

Breakup 2 Makeup: Erica Mena And Shad Moss Are Back Together Again… Shad Moss Shades Angela Simmons And Keyshia Cole as Well…
The couple surely loves drama…They were once throwing SHADE at each other but now…ummmmm!
Shad shares a new picture of Erricaaa on social media.
Shad Moss even throws shade at Angela and Keyshia.

Columbus Short Tests Positive For Cocaine While On Probation
Court records show that former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short has tested positive for cocaine and marijuana use and is facing a probation violation in a felony assault case.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Leslie E. Brown received details about the failed drug tests Thursday and ordered the actor to appear at a hearing May 9 to address them. Court officials were unable to provide a copy of Short’s probation report on Tuesday.

Short pleaded no contest to felony assault in September and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, two months of community labor and anger management counseling. He was charged after he delivered a running punch during a fight at a family gathering in March 2014. The blow knocked a man unconscious, gave him a concussion and fractured his eye socket.
The actor has completed anger management counseling, but has not yet completed the community labor terms of his sentence.

Short’s attorney Ludlow B. Creary II said the actor has previously publicly addressed his drug use and no further comment on it was necessary. Short told Access Hollywood in 2014 that his cocaine use and drinking had caused many of the problems that led to his departure from “Scandal.”
Creary said he hopes Short will “complete his probation, and get on with career.” He added that he believed Short’s legal problems are overblown.
“It’s our belief that Mr. Short is going to continue to make progress,” Creary said.
Short, 33, left “Scandal” after being charged in the assault case and a separate domestic-violence case involving his estranged wife.

The actor was ordered to pay the man he struck, Fenton Hyche III, more than $14,000 in restitution to cover medical bills and lost wages.

Bobbi Kristina Brown suffered miscarriages before her death? Says Nick!
The failed pregnancies of Whitney Houston's troubled daughter had an effect on her months before she was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Georgia home, Gordon told the Mail Online.

"We had a couple of miscarriages," he said. "We would have loved to have a kid but we weren't planning on it yet and she was just such a young fragile person it took a toll on her."
Gordon, 26, discovered the 22-year-old Brown — who suffered from depression before her death — unresponsive in her bathtub last January. She was rushed to the hospital and placed in a medically induced coma until she passed away on July 26.

In the new interview, Gordon said he feels guilty for not finding his longtime girlfriend fast enough to save her life, and blames himself for not getting Brown the rehabilitation she needed.
"I feel like I failed her. She didn't make it. I wish she got help," he said.
Gordon explained he had been out with several of his friends that day before getting into an argument with Brown, who thought he was out with other women.

By the time he arrived to their Alpharetta residence about 30 minutes outside of Atlanta, Brown was already "messed up," according to Gordon.
"I saw a couple of bottles of wine," he said. "I thought she had just been drinking, maybe smoked a little. She was upset, we got into a little argument and then we made up and went upstairs and lay on the bed for about 45 minutes and did what adults do."
Gordon doesn't remember exactly what happened afterward, but he said a cable worker came to the house around 10 a.m. When one of Gordon's friends and the cable employee knocked on the door, Krissy didn't answer. He soon discovered her body in the bathtub, Gordon said.
"I ran to my room and then I saw my girl on the floor," he continued. "It was so traumatizing. I dropped to my knees and kept giving her chest compressions and blowing into her mouth."
He experienced some hope after Brown coughed up water, but she didn't return to consciousness.
"I thought she was going to come round but that never happened."
Last month, a Georgia medical examiner said Brown died from a combination of drug and alcohol use and drowning. The manner of her death, however, is still "undetermined."
Brown's estate believes Gordon is responsible, and claims he drugged her with a "toxic cocktail" before leaving her for dead in a cold tub of water, according to a civil suit that was amended in August.

Gordon's attorneys, meanwhile, maintain he tried to save her.
Gordon will continue to speak about Brown's death in a two-part special on "Dr. Phil" airing Thursday and Friday. In a teaser for the episodes, he says he made the lives of his girlfriend and her late mother very "happy" before their deaths.

"Regardless of what everybody thinks, I made Krissy and Whitney's last few years on earth as happy as they would be," he says in the clip. "I gave them somebody to trust to, to talk to, to be there, someone genuine."

#EGGPLANT NATION: Meet JOE BEEF! It’s what’s for dinner!
Meet! JOE BEEF It’s what’s for dinner! You can take a chunk when you GO HERE TO SEE THE PICS!! And remember they’re NSFW! 

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‘Maximum Coverage’
You see, the problem with stretching those yoga pants to their max is that you can see right on through them….every day of the month.


Beyoncé Kicks Off her “Formation World Tour” in Miami!

Beyoncé Kicks Off “Formation World Tour” in Miami
#LEMONADE season is upon us.

Following the surprise release of her brand new album last Saturday, Beyoncé kicked off her “Formation World Tour” in Miami, FL on Wednesday night (April 27) at Marlins Park.
With the whole world still caught up in all the gossip surrounding the content of the album, Queen Bey does what she always does best, and put on one hell of a special show for her Florida Bey Hive. The concert went well over 2 hours, and featured one of her longest set lists yet. Following a lively opening set by DJ Khaled, who brought out everyone from Rick Ross and Yo Gotti to Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, the superstar launched the show fittingly with the single, “Formation.”

She gave fans exactly what they wanted performing new songs such as “Sorry” and “Daddy Lessons” for the very first time live, and ran through her massive catalog of hits, spanning 6 albums. At one point Beyoncé told the crowd that “All Night” is her favorite record off the LEMONADE album, and she used her classic single “Baby Boy” to segue into the dancehall styled “Hold Up.” She paid tribute to Prince turning the large projector cube on stage to purple and playing “Purple Rain.” Beyoncé’s Destiny’s Child sister Michelle Williams was spotted in the audience, and JAY Z was seen backstage giving Khaled a pep talk.

While closing out the show with “Halo,” Bey said, “I wanna dedicate this to my beautiful husband. I love you so much.”

The “Formation World Tour” is scheduled to hit 21 more North American cities, before heading overseas to UK and Europe. Check out some fan footage and photos from opening night below!

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Are you ready to get in FORMATION?


The Daily Buzz For April 28

Toya Wright Covers Rolling Out – Talks New Book, Business Ventures & More
Toya Wright poses for the cover of Rolling Out, in a black, plunging blazer and a bold red lip. The author, reality star and entrepreneur recently released a new book – How to Lose a Husband – and during her sit-down with the publication, she opens up about the book.

Everything from how long it took to write it, to how she came up with the storyline and what women are saying about it. Toya also dishes on why she decided to become an entrepreneur, and what other business ventures she’s got up her sleeve.

Read a few highlights below..
On how long it took to write How to Lose a Husband:
I’ve been working on this book for about eight or nine months.
On how she came up with the storyline:
I really came up with these stories and I worked with this lady, her name is Carla, and she helped me to bring the characters to life in book form. Her imagination is crazy. I sat with her and I came up with all these things. Women and people in general, you know we go through things in life. And listening to all these stories from all these different women, including myself, it inspired me to write the book. Because the one thing we have in common is, we’re looking for someone else to make us happy. And you have to be all the way happy and complete with yourself before you can give yourself to someone else. We also all have a group of divas where we all stick together and we help each other get through things, whether it’s with our kids and our husbands, boyfriends — some women are side chicks — no matter what it is, and I just decided to put it all in my How to Lose a Husband book.

On what women are saying about the book:
In the beginning, it was a little rough when I first released the title. The book is titled How to Lose a Husband, and it kind of went left, [because] I was going through a separation with my husband and it was very public. People kind of thought that I was actually writing a guide to teach women how to lose a husband, and that’s not what the book is about at all. The book is actually a novel about five women. It’s based around friendship and different relationship issues. I just feel like art imitates life. So, all of these different women in this book and these different situations they are going through, it gets kind of crazy and deep. People that have purchased the book and read it tell me that I’m a certain character in the book. I did incorporate a little bit of my real life into the book along with my friends who go through different things. I just decided to open up and share it in a fiction form with adding extra things to the book to make it good and juicy. The moral of the story is that you have to be whole before you can be anybody’s half.

On why she decided to become an entrepreneur:
With my clothing store, I always had a passion for fashion. I just love shopping. If I can spend all this money on clothes, I might as well own my own clothing boutique. So, I decided to open my first boutique, which is in my hometown of New Orleans, and I opened that 6 1/2 years ago, and it’s still open. The name of it is Garb Boutique and it’s located on 2042 Magazine St. in New Orleans. I opened my second location in Atlanta, and it’s in West Village Place in Smyrna, Georgia, and it’s called Garb Shoetique. I just love clothes and shoes, and I just wanted to get into the retail side of selling my own stuff. Instead of promoting other stuff, I can promote my own stuff. So, I did some research and opened my store and it’s been doing really good.

On her other business ventures:
The Toya Wright brand is full of everything beauty. We have hair, which is the hair that’s in my head now. I have a bonnet line, which is called Bonnet Bling. It’s a luxury hair bonnet. Instead of going to sleep with the granny bonnet, I have bonnets with diamonds on them called Before Bedheads and you can get those at www.BeforeBedHeads.com. And I’m also looking to put those in beauty stores really, really soon. We’re working on that. I also have … the boutiques, the bonnets, my publishing company, and my new book, How to Lose a Husband.

Head to rollingout to read Toya’s interview in full.

#RHOA: Kandi Burruss Denies Diet Pill Weight Loss Accusations
We all have seen how Kandi Burruss has been looking these days, since someone else tried to take credit for that post-baby body. In a story that weirdly involves Kandi‘s RHOA cast mate NeNe Leakes, there have been articles and advertisements circulating around the internet that claim that NeNe found out that Kandi has been taking diet pills to lose weight after the birth of her son Ace Tucker.

It’s a weird mix between an advertisement and celebrity gossip that makes zero sense to me in addition to wreaking of desperation. Kandi got wind of these reports and really went in on her Instagram page.
Kandi has multiple reasons to be mad about these false reports, but most importantly, she does not want people to think that she would engage in behavior that would put her infant son’s health at risk. Kandi set the record state with a very detailed Instagram post.

 “It’s crazy how people can just use your name for false advertisement. A few people asked me about a diet pill that they saw was advertised that had my name as a user. I have not used any diet pill to lose weight after my pregnancy. I’m still breastfeeding. I supplement with formula but I still breastfeed & there is no way I would take some Weightloss drug when it could affect my child. I’m only addressing this because I don’t want any other #breastfeeding mom to try it thinking it’s ok because they think I did it. Just to be clear if I try any Weightloss stuff in the future I will post it for you. If you don’t see it come from me then don’t believe the hype!”

I don’t blame Kandi for speaking out about this one. I’m sure that people make up rumors about the women from Real Housewives every day, but I am happy that Kandi set the record straight and shut down this ridiculous story.

#EMPIRE NEWS: Empire’ Lucious’ Mother’s Shocking Reveal: ‘We Have Known All Along’
Empire Recap SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Wednesday night’s episode of “Empire,” titled “Time Shall Unfold.”

Wait — she’s alive? “Empire’s” latest episode revealed that Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) mother, who is played by Kelly Rowland in flashbacks, is actually alive, even though it appeared she shot herself in a sad suicide back when Lucious was a child. On Wednesday’s episode, his mother was seen at a special care home where Thirsty (Andre Royo) visited to drop off an envelope of cash for her, as she sat in a chair, looking as if she is not lucid.

“Lucious, who made such a big deal about finally telling his truth, told yet another big lie — but if you analyze it, Lucious hasn’t lied and Lucious is very careful about that,” “Empire” showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells Variety. “Everything he said is true, if you parse it very, very carefully. But obviously he perpetuated a great misconception about what’s true.”

Also in this week’s episode, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) lost the throne as CEO of Empire, as a shareholders meeting went wrong for him, and Anika — who is pregnant with Hakeem’s baby — revealed her bun in the oven to the entire Lyon family. And it didn’t go so well.

Here, Chaiken tells Variety more about Lucious’ mother, Empire’s upcoming CEO and Anika’s baby bombshell.

Anika came clean about the pregnancy and Lucious isn’t so happy. What happens now?
 Lucious’ reaction is complex. We know how badly he wants a grandchild, but he certainly didn’t want one from Anika and Hakeem — his son who just took the Empire from him. I think we can expect Lucious to go through some changes in the psychological sense of the word.
He wants a grandchild so badly that he had his guys pull the hair of the little girl who we thought was Jamal’s daughter (with Raven-Symoné’s character) for a DNA test — but turns out, he’s not the father. What should viewers take away from that short scene?
 We should take it as an indication about how serious Lucious is about looking for an heir.

We didn’t see much of Hakeem’s reaction to Anika’s pregnancy. I assume there will be a big moment between them coming up?
 Yes. Hakeem’s reaction to the pregnancy is coming later. Hakeem in this episode is consumed with the shareholders meeting and defending his throne. It’s throwing him off his game a little bit and he doesn’t have time to delve into it this week because he’s got to get up on the stage and defend the Empire. It’s a huge piece of business for Hakeem.

Rhonda is very supportive of Anika, even though many viewers still think she pushed her down the stairs. Rhonda just lost a baby — isn’t it tough to see her friend pregnant?
 Anika has been a really good friend to Rhonda and Rhonda has risen above her own loss to support a friend. Rhonda indeed may have some personal reactions as Anika’s pregnancy starts to show. That’s something that we’ve talked about and that’s something I think you’ll see. Whether she changes in any other ways, depends on whether she comes to any other conclusions about Anika down the line.

Back to that shareholders meeting, things didn’t pan out so well for Hakeem. He’s no longer CEO. Does that mean Lucious will be back on top?
 Hakeem is out, but no one is in. Lucious’ expectation is that he’ll get his throne back. He went about [kicking Hakeem out] in a treacherous way, but it was pretty easy for him. When it comes down to it, that was not a hard-fought battle. But it remains to be seen whether Lucious will get the throne back quite as easily as he thought he would.

The shareholders really like Cookie. Will she become CEO?
 Cookie is not after the throne. She is after bringing the family together and preserving the company. She just did what Cookie does — she was a good mother and a good caretaker of all that matters. The fact that the shareholders saw that and loved her is an ancillary effect and not anything that she was seeking.
Last week, Cookie was very upset to learn that Freda Gatz’s father was Frank (Chris Rock), and you warned that the Lyon family should be concerned about Freda. Well, this week, she was very upset with Jamal for kicking her off the record — should we be worried about Jamal’s safety?
 Cookie thinks she’s dangerous. Jamal is kind of heartbroken over having had to disappoint her yet again. I would just say watch the family’s reaction and who’s right about Freda — Cookie or Jamal.

Lucious’ mom is alive! Have you known this all along in the writers room?
 Yes, we have known all along. We’ve known all along that was where we were going with that story.
You said that Lucious was twisting the truth about his mother, but were all of the flashbacks — drowning in the bathtub, pulling out a gun — true from his childhood?
 All of that did happen. All of that is true.

How will Lucious’ mother being alive impact the family?
 We’ll find this out going forward, exactly what Lucious’ relationship with her has been and how he justifies the way in which he’s arranged her life and her care. Her being alive and the family finding out that she exists is a huge complication for Lucious. She is now back in the Lyon family lives, and the children have a grandmother they never knew existed. She knows a great many secrets about Lucious and maybe she pushes his buttons — wait and see.
When will the family find out she exists?
 Soon. There will be repercussions to her being alive.

Will she have any big impact on Andre, since he struggles with mental illness like she does?
 It’s a big deal for him, certainly. How he reacts to it is going to be important.

#NEWMUSIC: The Hamiltones Sing for Your ‘Respeck’
Our favorite background singers The Hamiltones have done it again, this time sharing a short video of an impromptu performance on their tour bus while singing the gossip-heavy comments that Birdman made to The Breakfast Club last week.

The Cash Money boss made social media go crazy when he spelled out the word respect with a “k’ instead of a “t,” and the boys took his comments to another level, creating a song and harmonies that make for another comedic and praiseworthy performance.

Check it out here

#HIPHOPVIDEO: Video: Azealia Banks – ‘The Big Big Beat’
Slay-Z strikes again. In between beefing with Sarah Palin and criticizing Beyoncé, Azealia Banks has unleashed the video for “The Big Big Beat.”
The Matt Sukkar-directed visuals for the Slay-Z single are fashionable yet gritty. While rhyming about her body and sexiness, the 24-year-old rap diva struts through the streets of New York with flare.

In one scene, she’s rhyming outside the courthouse (where she’s appeared recently) before roaming the tile-covered halls of a building. She even dances on top of a cop car while flaunting her legs.

Watch Banks bring the “The Big Big Beat” HERE
The Harlem spitfire continues to stir up more controversy. Following the release of LEMONADE, she blasted Beyoncé for making an album about infidelity and forgiveness. In a series of tweets, Banks said Bey is not showing strength, but “stupidity” with her new material.

This heartbroken black female narrative you keep trying to push is the Antithesis of what feminism is

You been singing about this nigga for years and he still playing you. That's not strength that's stupidity

 “And it’s not what the national black women’s conversation needs right now,” she added. “More pain more suffering in the face of a man…You keep crying over a man and perpetuating that sad black female sufferance and it’s Not good for what we’re trying to accomplish here.”

Kerry Washington Inks Overall Deal With ABC
Congratulations are in order for Kerry Washington. The "Scandal" star has landed an overall deal with ABC Studios through their newly launched production company, Simpson Street.
 According to Deadline, Under the two-year agreement, Simpson Street — named after the street where Washington’s mom grew up in the Bronx — will develop broadcast, cable and digital projects exclusively for ABC Studios and ABC Signature.

Washington also recruited executive producer Sharla Sumpter Bridgett as part of the deal. Simpson Street’s first project, which preceded the overall deal, was the Anita Hill's HBO movie "Confirmation", which the company produced with ABC Signature as well as Groundswell Productions and HBO Films.

Sour or Sweet? Beyonce’s Lemonade First week sales are In!
On Saturday Beyonce released her new visual album Lemonade with a splashy event on HBO
But has King Bey’s  huge effort translated into huge sales...?

According to Hits Daily Double Lemonade is predicted to sell between 500k-600k first week. While these are good numbers for an artist like Beyonce they’re not really not so good when Adele's '25' Official First Week U.S. Sales were 3.38 Million. However this could also be coupled with the untimely death of Global Icon Prince might factor in as well.

As for the  HBO showing The release of Beyonce’s visual album/film “Lemonade” had a drawing of 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 787,000 viewers. It ranked in the Top 30 in the demo for the day.

Fun Fact…Beyoncé’s self-directed Life Is But a Dream documentary resulted in record ratings for HBO when 1.8 million viewers watched the premiere last Saturday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That marks the largest audience for an HBO documentary since Nielsen changed the way it measures viewership in 2004.

But Bey will be fine it will go Plaltinum and as she treks through on her FormTION Tour the sales will increase! Congratulations Bey!

OH CHILE…Angela Simmons Fiance is  CONVICTED FELON!
While folk are excited about the news that Angela Simmons is engaged, there’s drama ALREADY circulating about her future husband.
According to Bossip,
"the Memphis rapper, but a 35-year-old Atlanta native named Sutton Tennyson who currently lives in L.A….BOSSIP has learned that Tennyson is a convicted felon who did time in prison for carrying a concealed gun in 2000."
"He landed back in prison a few years later on charges of credit card forgery, identity theft, drug possession and police obstruction. He was released in 2010, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections."

Prince Turned Down A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame…Twice
Fans assembled on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame to honor the late Purple One on April 22, but the gathering did not take place around an official star.
That’s because Prince, who was known to be as elusive as he was influential, decided to pass on the offer.

“We have been receiving many inquiries regarding the issue of Prince not having a Walk of Fame star,” The Hollywood Walk of Fame shared via Facebook that Friday. “Prince was approached on two occasions about the possibility of being nominated for a star and he stated that the timing was not right.”

Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, also said in a statement that Prince never submitted an application to be considered for a star, but that he can still be honored posthumously: “A posthumous nomination has a five-year waiting period in order to put forth paperwork for consideration. We hope his family will do that when the time comes.”

Although Prince doesn’t yet have a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Black Lives Matter paid tribute to the icon with their own purple star.

Black Lives Matter activist loses big in Baltimore mayoral primary
DeRay Mckesson, the activist who rose to prominence following 2014 protests against police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri, will not be the next mayor of Baltimore.
Mckesson had tried to transition from activism to politics with a late jump into his home city's race for mayor, but managed to pull in only 3% of Democratic primary voters on Tuesday. Maryland State Sen. Catherine Pugh took home the Democratic primary with around 37% of the vote as of this writing, according to The Baltimore Sun.
In a city where Democratic voters dominate the voting population, the race for Democratic nominee is often the de facto race to become mayor.
Mckesson was a late entry into the race, and was never able to translate his immense social media following into a significant following on the ground in Baltimore.

Earlier polls showed Mckesson with less than 1% of the vote, and though he did manage to pull in three times that number—equating to more than 3,000 votes with 287 of 296 precincts counted—the gap between him and Pugh proved far too wide to bridge despite a hard door-knocking push in the final few weeks of his campaign. Mckesson was running in sixth out of 13 candidates as of this writing.
The activist was lauded for the specificity of his policy platforms, but found it difficult to tap into groups of voters that could have offered a groundswell of support.

Many activists in the area who appeared on the surface to be Mckesson's natural allies turned out to view the Baltimore native as an outsider who wanted to return home and sit atop city government.
Mckesson has been quiet about plans following the race, not wanting to look ahead while he was still in the middle of his campaign.
Well he tried!

#EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Jorge 'The Caramel Fantasy'
Meet Jorge that caramel Fantasy. You can see why he's looking down when you GO HERE FOR THE PICS! Also remember it’s NSFW!
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‘Smell E. Pig’
Awww it’s a little piggy. I bet you named him something adorable like Hamlet or Chris P. Bacon. So cute, now do me a favor and get it the f*ck out of here because this is a store and not a farm. I will not think twice about cooking up some ham & eggs right in the middle of