Alicia Keys Covers EBONY’s September 2016 Issue
Alicia Keys poses for the cover of EBONY magazine’s September 2016 issue. Between putting the finishes touches on her sixth studio album – expected to release this fall – the songstress is also appearing as a judge on Season 11 of The Voice.
Four years have passed since the release of her Girl on Fire album, and in her cover story, Alicia explains that while she initially planned on transitioning from “GoF” to her next LP – it was delayed after she and her husband, Swizz Beatz, found out they were expecting their son Genesis. “It’s a blessing because he gave me the opportunity to step back and see things with fresh eyes,” she says.
Go read more in the September issue of EBONY, on newstands now.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Shamea Morton Is Engaged
The #RHOA pal is getting ready to walk down the aisle.There's sure to be some celebrating in the ATL over this news. The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Shamea Morton announced that she is engaged on Instagram Sunday.
Shamea revealed the news with a lovely photo of herself and her new fiancé, Gerald Mwangi, who is originally from Kenya. With hashtags in the pic's caption like "#love," "#soulmate," "#bestfriend," and "#happy," it sounds like Shamea can't wait to tie the knot with her beau.
The couple first met at a lounge in Atlanta, but it wasn't until they reconnected at a cook-out later in the weekend that they really hit it off. "We talked for hours and we’ve been inseparable ever since," Shamea said during an interview with Kenya's Daily Nation in January.
Shamea's good friend Porsha Williams sent her congrats to the happy couple on Instagram.
We can't wait to see what Shamea has in store for the big day. She always throws an amazing get-together, after all.
YIKES! What Taraji P. Henson Hinted About a Character Death in ‘Empire’ Season 3
“Extra’s” AJ Calloway sat down with Taraji P. Henson on the set of “Empire” in Chicago, where she dished on the third season.
Rumors have been swirling that a character will die in the new season. Taraji confirmed the reports, saying, “Yeah, someone dies.”
As for how everyone in the cast found out about the character's death, she revealed, "They send us the script and then everybody's calling each other like… ‘What? What? What?' And then you have to wait till September 21.”
Henson also chatted about co-star Terrence Howard, who just welcomed a new baby boy named Hero with wife Mira Pak. She said, "He's doing great. I don't know where he finds the energy. He has it. He goes home every weekend to see the babies. They are so cute.” Terrence and Mira are also parents to son Qirin, 15 months.
This season, Mariah Carey will be guest-starring as a mega-star named Kitty. Of Mariah’s role, Taraji dished, “She plays a dear friend of mine. She is a performer and she is helping Jamal get through his difficulties.”
AJ also caught up with Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal. Though he played coy on what will happen in the third season, he did reveal a fun tidbit about Mariah. When asked who took longer getting ready, Taraji or Mariah, Jussie shared, “Mariah! I’m not even gonna try and lie about that!”
Though Taraji is ready for the third season to premiere, she is feeling quite the opposite about the Emmys, which are handed out on September 18. Last month, Taraji nabbed an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Cookie. She admitted, “I’m not ready for it yet.”
New Music Video: Frank Ocean – Nikes
The time has come for fans of Frank Ocean to rejoice. Just after dropping his new visual album Endless, the singer-songwriter has resurfaced with yet another track. Delivering a new song and video titled “Nikes,” Frank gives us some real NSFW vibes with this one.
Featuring special appearances from Trina and A$AP Rocky, and tributes to both Pimp C and Trayvon Martin, the interesting clip shows the artist in a dream-like visual. With scattered clips of a rapping Chihuahua, a man dressed in a devil outfit, massive glitter, naked bodies and a few people lit on fire, the video is surely one that will leave you with more than a few questions.
Compiled of both the chopped and screwed version and the more melodic sounding piece, the video to “Nikes” is not found on the recently released Endless, but may appear on the previously titled Boys Don’t Cry.
Check out the video HERE:
Hip Hop News: Watch Fat Joe, Remy Ma, & French Montana’s ‘Cookin’ Video Teaser
Reuniting with their “All the Way Up” collaborator French Montana, as well as Joey Crack’s son RySoValid, the duo is getting ready to drop the second visual from their forthcoming album Plata o Plomo.
Today, they unleashed a teaser for the blockbuster clip, which finds them rapping and riding together through the sand dunes of Dubai.
The action-packed video looks like a thrill ride based on the 30-second preview alone—complete with fire, camels, tigers, and lavish foreign rides.
“Summer’s gone and we still doin’ LeBron numbers,” Joey raps on the track. “Make Rihanna want the Don on her.”
The video for “Cookin” is set to drop Friday, but fans can listen to the song now and watch a teaser for the visual HERE
Brandy, Ray J & Princess Love Spotted in Atlanta!
It was truly a family affair at the 2016 Bronner Brothers Hair Show with the entire Norwood clan including Brandy, Ray J, his new bride Princess Love, and momager Sonja Norwood rocking the building with new love and new products to showcase. The Norwood clan got some big things popping for the entire family from Hairtroniks to Raytroniks.
The celebrated hair show that promotes entrepreneurship, small businesses, beauty, entertainment and so much more was the perfect back drop to showcase the Norwood’s family products.
The family held a press conference to unveil the highly anticipated hair care line from singer/actress Brandy for girls who love braids and natural hair styles called Brakari under the Hairtroniks brand. Ray J’s beautiful wife was there showcasing her new clothing line and Ray J was there to showcase his new electronic bikes called Raytroniks. Ray J blessed a fan each day of the hair show by giving a Raytronik away.
Fans got the opportunity to check out Hairtroniks to Raytroniks and connect with the family. Check out the images
Good Nice for them!
OOOPS! Usain Bolt Caught Cheating On Girlfriend
A personal moment between Usain Bolt and a young woman has surfaced. Over the weekend, photos of the Olympic champion and a 20-year-old student named Jady Duarte went viral.
What’s the big deal? Not much besides the fact that Bolt is said to have a girlfriend whom he’s been in a relationship with for two years, named Kasi Bennett.
Reportedly, Jady posted flix via WhatsApp showing the pair cuddling and kissing.
But Jady, who is said to have met Bolt at the Rio club that he partied at over the weekend, says she’s embarrassed that the photos have went viral and is “dying of shame”. She says,
"It’s very negative. I never wanted to be famous, I’m dying of shame."
Jady says Bolt sent security over to introduce them and initially she didn’t recognize him,
"He sent security to call me, talk quickly. But at the time I did not even know it was him, because they were like many Jamaicans."
When asked about what they actually did after leaving the club, she responded,
"It was not a big deal. It was normal. I’d rather not talk about it to not complicate it."
"I just sent it to the group of my girlfriends and said ‘who only saw the Olympics will know who he is’."
She’s just a Thirsty Chick! #SMH
Tamar Braxton Hosts The 2016 Bronner Brothers Hair Battle!
Tamar Braxton was at the 2016 Bronner Brothers Hair Battle where she served as the hostess of the show with legendary hair stylist Dwight Eubanks. The Hair Battle is all showcasing the brilliance of some of the most talented hairstylists in the game who are competing for a chance to win $10,000 and be crowned as the industry best when it comes to hairstyling. The five hairstylists teams had to prove their worth to industry titans: Shekinah Jo, Razor Chic, and Ms. Lawrence.
Check out the images below.
The 2016 Bronner Brothers will air on Centric October 21, 2016!!!!!!!
OMG! Watch Halle Berry Drive Backwards on the Freeway in First Trailer for ‘Kidnap’
*Halle Berry gets rather reckless in her desperate attempt to rescue her kidnapped son in the first trailer for “Kidnap.”
The trailer starts off with mother and son (Sage Correa) happily playing Marco Polo at an amusement park…until Berry’s shout of “Marco” goes unanswered.
Turns out a woman has taken the boy. Berry catches her putting him into a turquoise-colored sedan, which she runs down and clings to unsuccessfully as it speeds off.
She alerts the police, but winds up taking matters into her own hands, stalking the sedan for the rest of the trailer – at one point, even driving backwards on the freeway.
“Wherever you go, I will find you,” she declares. “You took the wrong kid.”
Luis Prieto directs the action thriller from a script by Knate Gwaltney. Relativity bought distribution rights for “Kidnap” at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, then delayed its release several times as it went through a bankruptcy reorganization last year, according to Variety.
“Kidnap” will finally arrive in theaters on Dec. 2.
Ciara Signs Global Recording Deal With Interscope Records
Ciara lands a new deal with Interscope. If you missed the news about Ciara split with LA Reid ‘s music label. According to the press release, Interscope Records announce today that Ciara has signed a multi-album deal with the label.
John Janick of Interscope Records says: “With Interscope, Ciara has the perfect label to work with on her music career. We are excited about working with her and I am sure whatever we release together will be special.”
A&R Manager Sebastian Begg comments: “Ciara’s a great songwriter with a special voice, and we are proud to have her join our roster of iconic superstars. We are thrilled she has entrusted us to deliver her personal artistic vision to millions of her fans across the globe.”
Gabby Douglas Joins 2017 Miss America Pageant Judges Panel
Shortly after closing out her Rio Olympics run, where she took home a gold medal with fellow Team USA gymnasts, Gabby Douglas will be joining the panel of judges at the 2017 Miss America Competition.
The Miss America Organization announced on Monday that the gold medal winner will sit on the panel along with, Laura Marano, known for her role as Ally in the Disney Channel show Austin & Ally, Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, and additional judges.
“Miss America has been such an amazing event for so many years and I am excited to have the opportunity to judge the competition this year,” Gabby told USA Today in a statement. “The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent!”
The show will be broadcast live on Sunday, Sept. 11th at 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
Idris Elba Flexes His Muscles in Boxer Briefs
For the Ladies, Idris Elba took to Instagram this morning to show of his sweaty body in all of its glory.
The 43-year-old stripped down to boxer briefs following an intense workout and captioned the photo:
“Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place. Fear NO guy.”
Your thoughts Ladies?
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AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES?
‘The Human Scarf’
I’m willing to put like a ton of money down that isn’t his first born child. His give a f*ck meter is telling me that’s like kid # 17 for him. He’s just totally given up.
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