The Daily Buzz For Aug 1

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian COVERS Harper's Bazaar 
That secret project The Wests were secretly filming with Karl Lagerfeld recently on Snap has just been unveiled.  Get their Harper's Bazaar cover spread, plus the quotes that had us doing a double take...
Another day, another magazine cover.  Kanye West has accomplished his dream of convincing the fashion world to love him.  So they give him and his wife Kim Kardashian West all the accolades and publicity they crave.
The twosome did a joint cover and joint interview for the upcoming September 2016 issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine.  The twosome opened up about how they're in love with fashion...and themselves.
The couple moved their family into a stage home so North, three, and Saint, nine months could have somewhere fabulous to stay while they wait for their new custom home to finally be finished.  They finally moved out of Kris Jenner's place because they simply needed their own space.
Kim rocked bodysuits from her hubby's Yeezy collection, and threads from Chanel, Valentino and more in a few hot pics.  The twosome posed it up in front of Karl Lagerfeld's lens to talk about their fave things -- fashion and themselves.  

#RHoA: Phaedra Parks offers valuable tips for entrepreneurs to be profitable
“When making business decisions, I first identify the problem. Next, analyze possible solutions. I weight the pros and cons and do the due diligence. It’s most important. Finally, I make a decision and stick with it,” offers reality star Phaedra Parks.

To prepare for the future, Parks believes it will be most important and profitable for business leader and companies to know the “importance of collaborating, recognizing when differing skill sets result in synergy, diversif[ying] and tak[ing] advantage of technology.”

The multi-hyphenate professional and entrepreneur who co-stars on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” hails from a family of politicians and preachers. Both of her parents are pastors and educators.

“I never had any intentions on being an entertainment attorney. I think this was truly my calling. My main goal was always to help someone, and I’ve always been very connected with Black men. When you look at the structure of the entertainment world and its leadership, there are not a lot of people that look like us. When I first got into the industry, that’s what resonated with most of my clients,” she avers.

This editorial is sponsored by your local McDonald’s restaurants, which are invested in the communities they serve through various employment, educational, and community engagement initiatives. Find out what it means to have someone “On Your Corner, In Your Corner.”

#EMPIRE: 'Empire' Season 3 To Introduce Much Fiercer Cookie Lyon?
"Empire" season 3 will also reportedly introduce a much bolder, stronger and fiercer Cookie Lyon after her feud with ex-husband Lucious, who married Anika (Grace Gealey) in the previous season. Interestingly, "Empire" showrunner Ilene Chaiken supported Cookie's walkout during the season finale of the second season, Ecumenical News reported.
"They love one another, the path was clear, and all of the sudden, yet another thing from Lucious' past and the mistakes he made got in the way," Chaiken told TVLine in May. "And I'm with Cookie on this one: This is it. She's done. She's finished being hurt by Lucious."

The new "Empire" season 3 poster, however, seemed to hint the possibility of a reconciliation for the feuding exes. Do you think Cookie and Lucious will finally kiss and makeup in the new season? Or will Cookie's reunion with Lucious a part of an ex-wife's retribution plans?

JoJo Returns With New Single & Video “F**k Apologies” feat. Wiz Khalifa
JoJo is ready to make her long-awaited return. After releasing a trio of singles last year, the singer teams with Wiz Khalifa on “F**k Apologies,” the new single from her upcoming Atlantic Records debut.
Shot in L.A., the clip was directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini (Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey). The Taylor Gang leader kicks it off with his unapologetic verse (“I ain’t apologizing for shit, I do what I want”), while JoJo embraces her flaws and all.

“I’m not perfect, I got pride / That’s not what it is this time / So fuck apologies, I would say I’m sorry if I really meant it,” she sings while making out and swimming in a pool.
JoJo’s third album, Mad Love., is due tout Oct. 14 via Atlantic Records featuring contributions from Oscar Holter (P!nk, Tori Kelly), Whiskey Water (Nick Jonas), and Justin Tranter.

Prior to releasing the album, JoJo will join Fifth Harmony’s “7/27 Tour” through Sept. 17.

Check out the single and video:

Stream DJ Khaled’s Album ‘Major Key’ 
That’s right. All of the vocals and beats are in for the Snapchat King’s star-studded ninth album comprised of 14 tracks. 
Major Key includes the previously-released singles “I Got the Keys” (featuring Jay Z and Future), “For Free” (featuring Drake), “Holy Key” (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, and Betty Wright), and “Do You Mind” (featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Future, Jeremih, August Alsina, and Rick Ross). 

But there’s even more special cloth where this came from. The lengthy roster also boasts Nas, J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, YG, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Meghan Trainor, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, and Lil Wayne. 

Stream Khaled’s Epic album HERE!

Kierra Sheard embarks on 1st solo tour and launches new music app
Grammy-nominated recording artist, actress and fashion designer Kierra Sheard is hitting the road for her anticipated summer tour “Bridges,” but this time around she is traveling solo with an all-girl band selected through social media online auditions. After the recent release of her latest project, LED EP, the music veteran is excited to reconnect on stage with her fans singing all her greatest hits from the past decade.

In addition to her hectic tour schedule, Sheard is launching her new app,”UNLOCK MY WORLD” where she will provide her supporters with exclusive photos, live video streams, music covers and more. The app is available to subscribers on both Apple and Android devices. The folks over at Rolling out caught up with Sheard to hear more on what’s happening behind the scenes with the tour and she shares why this moment in her career is so special for her.

What sparked the concept behind your “Bridges” tour?

It’s my first headlining tour and I’m really excited about just being able to be myself and not have to filter so much. Hopefully, the following that will be there to see Kierra and, of course, to see God most of all. I’m not going to try to filter anything. I’m not going to try to change anything. I’m going to really be myself. I’m going to do other songs that I’ve been wanting to do for the longest. I’m just excited about this refreshing and transparent experience. I’m going to say things that I can’t always say in certain situations or certain kinds of buildings. You know churches and stuff like that.

What made you use social media as a tool to select your all-female band for the tour?
 I decided to go this route because so many of us are building brands and I think that we tend to forget the power that’s in social media. I’ve heard other major celebrity artists who have chosen their makeup artists from social media. I wanted to give someone who may not have direct access or who may not have heard of virtual auditions period. I want to give people who have never had the opportunity that opportunity. There are more of us that are sitting on our phones, so to see an opportunity come across your phone will make you want to jump on this. A lot of the women that had sent in auditions had already been on a stage with Beyonce but some of the young ladies have the gift but they’ve never gone on the road. The only people that they’ve actually played in front of were inside of their churches. They’re really excited and it’s so refreshing to have people on the road with you that really appreciate this. Some of us have been doing this for so many years that we lose appreciation and respect for our craft and for the opportunity. We kind of just come in with you gotta pay me this and you gotta pay me that and all of these demands. We never really say I’m just thankful to even be here. I pray that I have no crazy people on the road with me. [laughs]

What was the process like of putting together your first solo tour?

It’s really a lot. This is a faith step for me. The tour is called the “Bridges” tour. With me being a Christian artist, I’ve been very limited with my outlets because a lot of people are like Christian music but are okay from it and don’t want to hear it. My ways of connecting with my following have been through limited radio and most of all social media and just going in and out of cities to connect with them. Seeing the responses on social media and seeing how people think and say that they don’t know that it’s very possible to bridge this gap between faith and real life. So many people act like because I’m a believer I have to leave this part of my life behind. God wants us to come as we are and He wants to talks to us on the level that we are on. I wanted to do something different.

What will the tour consist of?
 The tour is going to consist of a panel discussion. We’re going to talk about relationships and building our brands. I always pray and ask the Lord to give me wisdom so I can speak to married women. We are going to have those kinds of conversations because there is healing in those conversations. The tour is very different. We’re going to do the panel discussion and then we’re going to do the music. I will also be doing covers. I’ll be doing Janet Jackson’s “Control” and I’ll do Jill Scott’s “Hate On Me” but then I’m going to go deep into my archive of music from when I was like fourteen singing those songs as well. Having all of these elements apart of the tour is very cost effective because you have to get bands the instruments. Some of the clubs didn’t want us in there. It’s been a bit of a task but I’m ready for it. It’s a faith step for me. I feel that people’s lives will be restored and they will leave from knowing that they can be a believer and still live their life but with a standard so I’m hoping that people will leave will that most of all.

What is the most pivotal message you want your fans to take away from the tour?
 I would definitely say now that I’ve set here and thought. I want them to leave knowing that God will buy them at full price. He doesn’t want to buy us at a discounted rate. We don’t have to discount ourselves and being loved the way we want to be loved is very possible. I’m hoping that they’ll leave with the mindset of saying that I’m going to put God as a priority. Jeremiah 29:11 says that God wants our future to be beautiful and have hope and his plans for us is not a disaster. Once we include him, we will find that life is so much better and so much easier. I’m hoping they will leave just feeling restored and refreshed and just inspired to go after whatever dream that they have. Also, to tap into a better awareness of their purpose but most of all to not discount ourselves.

What was your inspiration for creating your app and what does it include?
 My mom has an app and she is just not using it. It just kind of goes with her age, of course. We are dealing with a generation that is tech savvy and, of course, all of the Kardashians have apps and I’m like obsessed with them. I love them. It kind of makes us feel connected. I have some followers and some strong supporters who are always asking what’s next. We recorded the whole season of a reality show but it didn’t come back so I wanted to connect with them. They want to know what’s going on and what I’m doing next. I did this app, which includes videos, personal journal pieces, and live streaming. Inside of the app, I’ve chosen songs that I’ve wanted to sing or wanted to re-do because I could relate to it. It was a place that I have been in my life. I dated this boy who was very irritating. I kind of made myself a wife to this guy that was only able to make me his girlfriend. I reveal all my secrets. I am very transparent inside of the app and I just wanted to connect hoping to inspire. The app is available for both Apple and Android.

Do you have any other projects in the works?
 I have a plus size clothing line and that too is in the app. Not too long ago we did a live stream of me in Korea. They saw me in Korea then I had to come back and they wanted to see what I came back from Korea with. I showed them the designs that are for next season and I let them weigh in on to see which pieces they like best, so they kind of advised me on prices and stuff like that. The plus size clothing line is all Eleven 60 and it’s named after my mother’s birthday, which is November 1960. It’s just a plus size clothing line there to complement the full-figured woman. It’s doing really well. They’re even more inspired and excited as well to see that I am building this from the ground up. That is a project that I am currently working on and then, of course, the tour and the app keeps me busy. I am getting ready to get back working on music. We’re trying to put out a single so that we can exclusively have it for the tour. It’s always things going on with me. (via rollingout)

Big Tigger Reacts To Rumors of Secret Relationship With Keshia Knight-Pulliam
There’s another twist that’s surfaced, surrounding Keshia Knight-Pulliam and her future ex husband, Ed Hartwell.
A source claims that the former NFL’er believed she was cheating on him with her ex and that he is the father of her unborn child, according to the Daily Mail Online.

As previously reported, Ed filed for divorce from his wife of eight months on Monday, and allegedly, blindsided the actress, who had just announced she was pregnant. Ed has also demanded a paternity test.
On Thursday, Keshia denied cheating allegations and legally has launched a battle to keep her property and earnings from before and during the marriage away from her estranged husband.

Reportedly, Ed suspected Keshia had continued her relationship with ex-boyfriend radio/TV personality Big Tigger (real name Darian Morgan) after they were married. Keshia and Tigger were together before she started dating Ed.
"Ed believes that Keshia had been having an affair with her ex-boyfriend. They dated for more than a year and even attended a White House Black History Month event together before they abruptly broke up in late 2015. Their breakup was so quiet and her relationship with Ed Hartwell happened so fast afterwards that when she announced she was married, many press outlets inadvertently ran photos of her and Tigger."

Pulliam fired back in a response to her husband’s divorce filing, demanding to keep the former couple’s lavish Atlanta home, her Cosby Show fortune and everything she earned during her eight months of marriage.
In divorce documents, Keshia has demanded to keep the house the couple shared.
 Their five-bedroom mansion in a suburb south of Atlanta sold in April for $500,000.
 The TV star also wants to hold on to her earnings, which includes the money she earned on the Cosby Show, and property from before she was married.
 The source said:
"Ed had suspected the couple may have maintained their sexual relationship even though she moved on with him and that the baby could actually be Tigger’s instead. Keshia is adamant that is not the case, and she’s embarrassed all of this is going on. The Cosby Show kids pride themselves on being drama-free and never being in the headlines. The fact that she is involved in some “Maury Povich-type” drama is everything she’s worked to keep away from."

Tigger has yet to comment on this rumor, nor has Keshia.

"A source close to him [Big Tigger] said that he is currently out of the country and will be addressing these ridiculous rumors on his V-103 radio show in Atlanta on Monday, during his Trending Topics segment."

Wife of ‘The Preachers’ Host John Gray Removed from Plane Over Trying to Switch Seats (Watch)
*The wife of “The Preachers” host John Gray finds herself on TMZ after getting into a “heated showdown” with police and flight attendants on a plane from Los Angeles to Texas – resulting in her being escorted from the plane.
According to the website, the plane was pulling back from the gate when Aventer Gray tried to swap seats, aiming to let the nanny take her first class spot, while Aventer and her two kids sat in coach.
The flight crew thought she was looking for an empty seat in the back and tried to stop her, but Aventer didn’t listen. She refused repeated requests to leave the plane. In video of the incident, Aventer is heard saying she has a right to sit in the seats since she paid for them.
Eventually the police were called. Aventer remained seated but started crying during a heated conversation with officers.

Below, she is seen telling a cop through tears, “My uncle is dead, I have a funeral! This makes no sense!”
She got her husband Rev. Gray on FaceTime to explain why she was being kicked off the plane. He was not happy, telling his wife he was headed to LAX “in a few moments” and “make sure to follow up thoroughly.”
Via TMZ:

Aventer eventually deplaned, and hashed things out with American Airlines. She was allowed back on, but 2 of the flight attendants were swapped out … to avoid any further drama, we’re guessing. The flight took off after about a 2 hour delay. The video is interesting — other passengers didn’t seem pissed about the delay, but they were angry about how Aventer was being treated.

Notorious B.I.G.’s Lyrics Inspire TBS Scripted Series; ‘Storyville’ Gets Go Ahead
*Here’s a couple of very interesting developments that TBS is working on. Would you believe one of them is a scripted comedy series with plotlines loosely based the lyrics of songs from the late, legendary rapper, Notorious B.I.G.
The proposed show, whose title is “Think B.I.G.” follows the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son.

On top of “Think B.I.G” TBS also announced production of “Storyville,” a 10-episode digital series will feature funny, absurd, weird and sometimes sheer joyful stories straight from the mouths of top celebrities. Deadline says the true-life stories of musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will be animated in detail, exposing the absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory. Storyville will premiere this fall across TBS digital and social platforms. Get a taste below.

Mass Appeal is producing both shows. “Think B.I.G.” in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Voletta Wallace for Notorious B.I.G. Inc. and “Storyville” is hooked up with OkayPlayer.

“Storyville and Think B.I.G. speak to the types of projects we will cultivate with Mass Appeal moving forward,” said Brett Weitz, EVP Original Programming at TBS. “Mass Appeal is a leader in developing unique stories with diverse voices. There’s no better partner for us to connect with this vibrant, impassioned audience.”

Check out a clip from the Questlove vs. Prince episode of “Storyville”: HERE: 

Tyrese addresses rumors that he dissed Jay Z
Tyrese has always been outspoken when it comes to his thoughts on everything from sex and love to the world of politics. And it’s been no surprise that he’s had a lot to say about the currently volatile racial climate in America. However, his penchant for speaking up seemed to get him in trouble with fans this week when many believed an Instagram post of his was offensive to Jay Z.

The drama began this week when Tyrese posted a photo still from the set of DJ Khaled’s famous “I Got The Keys” video, which featured Black celebs like Jay Z, Future and A$AP Ferg dressed in black suits in a powerful pose uniting men of color. However, it wasn’t the photo that caused the stir; it was Tyrese’s lengthy caption under the photo in which claimed that he hoped the Black men in the video were working toward changing racist policies and an unjust legal system.

“They scheduled a video….. I hope they’ve scheduled other meetings about the state of black men and WHAT we need to do to change the shit that’s going on……… I’m scared for our future I’m especially scared of the most powerful black men and influential black men of our generation NOT finding time to take what’s really going on more serious and align our minds and powers to directly affect change……. I pretty much know everyone IN this pic so this ain’t no sneak diss I don’t need the attention trust me I’m good……. We matter so we have to put our minds together and decide HOW we’re going to USE this God given stage of influence to directly affect change and create greater standards for our community…… We get killed faster, we go to jail longer, we are also killing each other – a tap on the hand for raw cocaine and 20 years for crack cocaine, they legalize marijuana then give you 6 years in jail when you’re caught with a certain amount…. Even if you’re licensed to carry – #carrying while #black will get you killed even when you’re asked to SHOW your license….. So yeah videos are nice and the first week of sales are nice… But it’s some real shit going on out here and it’s time to DO something…… If #ALLLIVESMATTER this shouldn’t just be about what what ‘we’ as black people are dealing with… Show up for me…. This is when I need YOU the most…. Don’t be my friend at your convenience…. Don’t call me ‘off the record’ to check up on me…… This is a human race issue right?? Show UP for me…… This is HOW you directly affect change… The power is in the presence and in the numbers ..,” Tyrese wrote.

Well, despite his claim that it wasn’t a “sneak diss,” many fans took the caption as disrespectful to Jay Z and the many other men in the photo. However, according to media reports, Tyrese recently spoke out about the accusations of shade and denied that he had anything negative to say about Jay Z.

Tyrese reportedly claims that his message wasn’t meant to be divisive. Instead, he claims that his message was meant to be a call to action for all influential Black celebrities to use their power to influence positive change, especially when it comes to going to “Congress to change gun and drug laws.”

Tyrese even claimed that he’s “going to reach out to Jay to come up with some kind of plan to help save Black men from killing each other and winding up in jail.”

L.A. Reid dishes out $18M on LA mansion
L.A. Reid has forked out $18 million on a Los Angeles mansion, which was originally on the market for $28 million.
The 60-year-old music executive has snapped up a seven-bedroom property in Bel-Air, which comes complete with seven bathrooms and a built-in gym as well as a bar and a 300-bottle wine cellar.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the abode has an indoor cinema and retractable glass walls allowing for maximum space.

Reid, who is reportedly worth around $300 million, will also be able to skip the stairs in the three-story high property, which was only built in 2015, as his new house has an elevator.
But if he does prefer to use the stairs, then the former “X Factor” judge will not be disappointed as the home features two floating glass staircases.
What’s more, there is an infinity pool and spa, which could be ideal if he is in need of a relaxation session after a hard day at work.
The plush pad also features granite walls, white oak floors and boasts incredible views of the city and the sea.

There is also a chef’s kitchen featuring white wood cabinets and two islands, as well as a dining area complete with a chandelier.

#EGGPLANT NATION: Meet King Noire!
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