#RIO2016 TEAM USA Relay Women Get The GOLD!
Team USA Track & Field has been racking up medals left and right, and even still they continued.
After a tumultuous road to get to the medal round, the 4x100 team qualified on time during a re-run after appealing their preliminary loss. One botched handover wasn't stopping this show! Brazil was DQ'd for impeding them, and the ladies went on to win gold.
Allyson Felix, English Gardner, Tianna Bartoletta and Tori Bowie celebrated the much deserved win last night. They beat out Jamaica (silver) and Great Britain (bronze):
Keep making us proud ladies!
R.H.o.A: Does Porsha Williams Have A New Man? She’s Hinting At It On Social Media!
It has been a while since we have seen Porsha Williams with a man on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but it looks like that’s about to change. Which is not at all surprising since the show is filming right now, so it’s the perfect time to go public with a new relationship.
We first saw a glimpse of this mystery man at Porsha’s birthday party, but sadly, there’s still no information on him yet. He is not tagged in the pics, and I actually have no life, so I went through all of Porsha‘s comments on the Instagram post looking for a name drop or some other clue. I also went through her Twitter and nothing stood out to me.
Porsha knows what she’s doing though. These mysterious Instagram posts will build up some hype – I mean, obviously. I am writing this post after all. In due time, we will see more social media posts, an interview about her love life, and at the very least Porsha will open up about this possible new relationship on the upcoming Real Housewives of Atlanta season. I’m sure of that.
Tell Us – What Do You Think About The Possibility Of Porsha Being In A New Relationship?
New Empire trailer reveals your first look at teenage Lucious & Cookie
Empire is about to show viewers how its royal couple, Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), first met. As shown in this trailer, season 3 of the Fox hit will flash back to show the pair as teenagers and the beginnings of their epic, on-again, off-again romance.
In the clip, Cookie tells Lucious, “When I first saw you rap, it changed my life.” Viewers then get to see their first glimpse of teenage Lucious (Jeremy Carver) and Cookie (Ajiona Alexus).
Also heavily teased is the arrival of Lucious’ half-brother Tariq (Morocco Omari), who was introduced in the season 2 finale and seems hell-bent on bringing down the Lyon patriarch in season 3.
Empire premieres Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
New Music Video from D∆WN ‘Cali Sun’
D∆WN sets the screen ablaze in her new video for “Cali Sun.”
Teaming up with Rob Coin, the singer unleashes an animated “visualizer” for the uptempo cut, one that moves and bounces with the song’s every hypnotic shift. Premiering today via Rolling Stone, the vid allows D∆WN to get back to one of her first passions.
“I’m excited to go back to animation,” she said. “I started in animation with my own comics and drawing, and even the Danity Kane name came from a character I created in high school.”
As an independent artist, the former Danity Kane member has faced many challenges. “I’m doing this shit on my own, with no power of a name,” she explained. “Being indie means you hit a ceiling. You won’t get invited to the VMAs or the Grammys. I love that Chance the Rapper is breaking that mold, but as a black female artist doing the sound that I’m doing, you have to fight that much harder.”
D∆WN has been on a hot streak with innovative visuals of late. In June, she released the virtual reality and 2D versions of “Not Above That” and the fashion film for “Wake Up.” Before that, she launched YouTube’s first live 360-degree performance.
Watch D∆WN bring the heat with “Cali Sun.” HERE
HIP HOP NEWS: A Tribe Called Quest Readies New Album
Can they kick it once again? A Tribe Called Quest is getting ready to drop a brand new album, according to L.A. Reid.
During an interview with the Rap Radar podcast, the Epic Records CEO confirmed that the album was completed before Phife Dawg’s death in March.
“I’m really happy about it,” he said. “It’s really something special. It’s one of the things I’m most excited about over everything we’re working on.”
Reid reassured fans that the entire group would be together for the new material. “Phife is there,” he added. “The whole group: Jarobi, the entire group, everybody. It’s great too.”
Expected to arrive “very soon,” the LP would be the group’s first studio album since 1998’s The Love Movement. Since then, Tribe has disbanded, and reunited several times. Their ups and downs were later chronicled in the 2011 documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.
It’s A Boy! Angela Simmons Reveals Her Baby’s Gender On The Gram.
Angela reveals she is having a baby boy.
I must say Angela really dress her ass off during her pregnancy. She does try and stuff her self in s-medium instathot clothing for attention. She really looks absolutely beautiful.
Lou Pearlman Dies: Disgraced Boy Band Impresario Behind NSYNC & Backstreet Boys Was 62
Lou Pearlman, a convicted Ponzi scheme operator who became famous in the 1990s as the record company owner and manager behind a string of top-selling pop groups including Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, died Friday from undisclosed causes while in prison. He was 62.
From Flushing, NY, Pearlman began his adult life working in aviation, attempting in the late 1970s to launch an air taxi business using helicopters and, later, a similar business using airships. By the early ’90s he was a millionaire owing largely to a talent for fraud, and turned his attention to music. Pearlman founded his own record label, Trans Continental Records, with the goal of copying the boy band model pioneered by New Kids On The Block producer Maurice Starr, and struck gold with his first band, Backstreet Boys. Following in their success, Pearlman and his associates repeated the process step by step with the almost equally successful NSYNC.
He would go on to sign pop groups like reality TV project O-Town, Take 5, Natural and US5, the girl group Innosense, and solo artists like Aaron Carter, Jordan Knight, Smilez & Southstar and C-Note.
Pearlman enjoyed huge success with his artists, but with the exception of US5 ended up being sued by all of them for misrepresentation and fraud. For example, he and his label made millions from the Backstreet Boys, while the group itself made only $300,000. Pearlman either lost every case or was forced to settle out of court. He eventually left music production and moved into talent representation, but the company he formed went out of business after multiple accusations of fraud.
Pearlman’s fall came in 2006, when it was discovered that he had for nearly 20 years ran a complex Ponzi scheme, drawing investors for companies that existed on paper only. When Florida state regulators seized his companies and brought charges against him, Pearlman fled the country. He was caught in Indonesia in June 2007 and, after being returned to the U.S., was sentenced in 2008 to 25 years in prison without the possibility of release until 2029
Trayvon Martin’s Parents are working on a Film!
Trayvon Martin‘s mother and father, as well as the family’s lawyer, are working on a new film, according to Radar Online. This summer, the trio began to secretly film scenes this summer in Buffalo, for a new movie called Marshall, directed by Reginald Hudlin. The site reports:
"The film takes place in 1940, when a young NAACP lawyer named Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) travels to Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) wrongly accused of raping a beautiful socialite (Kate Hudson). Josh Gad, of The Book of Mormon fame, plays the lead lawyer on the case. According to insiders, the Martins play a fictitious family that Hudlin cooked up as a PR hook when the film comes out. “People who don’t know who Thurgood Marshall was will hear their names promoting the film,” a source told Radar exclusively. “It’s a good idea and a way to make it current.”"
Watch: New ‘When The Bough Breaks’ Trailer (Starring Morris Chestnut & Regina Hall)
A new trailer for Sony’s Screen Gems psychological thriller, When the Bough Breaks, starring Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall has arrived.
Directed by Jon Cassar (24, The Kennedys), the movie follows John and Laura Taylor — a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby.
After exhausting all other options, the couple hires Anna (Jaz Sinclair) to be their surrogate, but as her pregnancy advances, so does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. John and Laura become caught up in Anna’s deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it’s too late.
Get a sneak peek at what’s to come HERE
When the Bough Breaks hits theaters this Friday, Sept. 9th — costarring Romany Malco, Michael K. Williams and Theo Rossi.
Jazze Pha Neglects Bankruptcy, Owes $625k
OOOPS Jazzy Pha has issues. According to our friends over at theJasmineBRAND.com, Jazze Pha blew off his Chapter 13 bankruptcy for months – which he filed earlier this year claiming he only had $60 in cash on hand and over $625k owed to creditors – and now a Federal Court judge has thrown out the entire case. Unfortunately, this leaves the music producer on the hook for his massive debt without the court’s protection.
Here’s the latest: On August 18th, the Federal Court judge came back and sided with the trustee by throwing out the case and officially dismissing the Chapter 13 the same day. The dismissal of the bankruptcy leaves the music producer on the hook for his $625k+ debt, without the protection of the court. This means his creditors could begin the process of collecting on the money owed to them by seizing assets and property from the hit maker.
Here’s the backstory: On April 28th, Jazze (real name Phalon Alexander) filed for bankruptcy in Georgia.
According to the court documents, the music producer – who runs his company Futureristic Entertainment – has less than $590k in assets and over $625k owed in liabilities to creditors.
The producer said his gross income for this year came out to $30k and last year he only made $65k from his business. His monthly income is listed as zero, but his company racks in $14k per month.
His assets were listed as $3k in his bank account, $60 in cash on hand, his 2 music companies are worth $1k each, the producer is owed $10k in royalties, his Georgia home along with along with a 2010 & 2015 Cadillac Escalade, $30k in household goods, $1k in electronics, $1k in clothing & $1k in jewelry.
The liabilities listed included $64k owed on the 2015 Cadillac and close to $8k on the 2010 vehicle, $252k in back taxes to the IRS, $1,100 related to his Georgia property, $310k to SunTrust Mortgage over his home, along with additional debt to Uncle Sam (amount to be determined), $1,500 to Chase for a credit card.
Jazze said he spends over $2,600 every month for his home, $1,400 on tax escrow, $650 on entertainment costs, $600 on food and various other expenses for a total of $7,741 in monthly bills –which deducted from his monthly income leaves him with a total of $6,259 a month.
The music producer has made numerous hits for everyone including Nate Dogg, T.I. Young Joc, Young Jeezy, Toni Braxton, Lil Jon, Ludacris and many others — but those royalty checks don’t seem to be helping him pay off the debt that he’s accrued.
Recently, the trustee presiding over the bankruptcy went to court demanding Jazze’s entire case be thrown out due to the music producer blowing off the court’s order.
The trustee explained that the producer failed to attend a court hearing, never provided his 2015 Tax Return documents, failed to provide evidence showing he paid his monthly support obligations or his mortgage since he filed for Chapter 13. They stated that he also refued to provide proof of monthly expenses he claimed for transportation and home maintenance.
Further, he was also accused of trying to claim an exemption of $10k from his music royalties, despite owing massive amounts to creditors in the case. The trustee demanded Jazze’s entire bankruptcy be dismissed for him blowing off the courts order.
Zendaya’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Role
Zendaya will be playing long-time Spider-Man love interest Mary Jane Watson in next summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” two individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Diehard Spidey fans have long speculated about whom the 19-year-old Disney Channel star would portray in Sony’s high-profile reboot of the superhero franchise, starring British actor Tom Holland as a teenage Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man.
At least one recent draft of the script has Zendaya’s character dropping several clues to her identity as Mary Jane, one of the most familiar love interests in the Marvel superhero’s universe — and played by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi‘s 2002-07 movie trilogy starring Tobey Maguire as the webslinger.
Zendaya, the star of the Disney Channel series “Shake It Up!” and “K.C. Undercover,” was cast back in March to play a “key role” as a character named Michelle.
At the time, no further details were provided about her character or whether it would the romantic lead opposite Holland — who made a sensational big-screen debut as Spidey earlier this year in Disney/Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.”
Given how secretive superhero movie castings can sometimes be, pseudonyms are often used. Marion Cotillard‘s role in “The Dark Knight Rises” comes to mind.
Sony declined to comment. Representatives for Marvel and Zendaya did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Sony and Marvel have made it clear that director Jon Watts’ reboot — with a script by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers — will focus on a high school-aged Peter Parker.
The cast also includes Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” produced by Produced by Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige, will be released on July 7, 2017.
#EGGPLANT NATION: Meet WOLF!
Ladies and the rest of you Meet The Wolf! You can get more when you GO HERE FOR THE PICS! Also it’s NSFW!
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AND FINALLY FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART FILES
‘Battle Of The Buttons’
Apparently some ladies got their advanced copy of Cosmo because they already know this fall’s new fashion style is belly buttons.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD EVERYBODY!!!