The Daily Buzz For Sept 15

Rihanna Transforms Into A Blunt-Smoking Modern Day Marie Antoinette For CR Fashion Book Cover
After releasing her new Fenty x Rihanna PUMA collection with a series of pop up shops, Rihanna is making waves on the magazine circuit.

Shot by famed photographer Terry Richardson, the Pop princess transforms into a blunt smoking modern day Marie Antoinette, rocking a punk custom Dilara Findikoglu corset paired with a red hoop skirt for one cover of former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book, Issue 9.
In a second cover, the “Work” songstress keeps with the pink theme, styling in a Dior blazer (naturally, since she’s the face of the brand) while holding her boob. Y’all know Rih likes to serving T&A any way she can.
"The magazine is crafted around key elements of her [Marie Antoinette's] life—her exuberant sense of fashion, her elaborate hairdos, her intense sexuality—almost like a modern biography through fashion imagery. And on the cover is Rihanna, who shares with Marie Antoinette an air of royalty that I, and the world it seems, find intoxicating,” said Carine Roitfeld, CR Fashion Book editor.

HOT! The issue hits newsstands globally on September 15th

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Sets the Record Straight on Those Real Housewives of Atlanta Return Rumors
Those rumors you may have heard about Kim Zolciak-Biermann's return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the show's upcoming ninth season? They're just that—rumors.
The Don't Be Tardy star is hoping to quash any chatter about the possibility that you might see a peach in her hand once again, telling E! News that she has no idea where her old co-star NeNe Leakes is getting her information from.

"NeNe texted me last week and asked me, and I responded 'No.' And then two hours later, she's telling everybody I'm going to be on,"When you hear it from my mouth and I tell you 'No,' the answer's no," she reiterated, explaining that no one from the network has even approached her about returning to her old stomping grounds. "I've not even been asked to be on this season, so I don't now, it's weird."
NeNe got the rumor mill started last week during an appearance on People Now. When asked about her own potential return to the series (she only made occasional appearances in season eight), NeNe said, "I heard once they couldn't work their deal out with me, they went to Kim Zolciak. I'm just telling you the truth!"

"When we couldn't work the deal out on me making appearances, then they went to Kim to work the same thing, I suppose," she added. "I'm assuming she took it."
While NeNe's assumption may have been wrong wrong, would Kim consider a return if she was approached? She hasn't appeared since mid-season five, when she stormed out of a lunch with NeNe, Phaedra Parks, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, and Porsha Williams, thought she's no stranger to the network, with the fifth season of her spin-off set to premiere on September 14.

"I mean, I would make an appearance and I adore Sheree [Whitfield,]" Kim admitted. "Sheree and I have a great time together, so I can't say never, but I definitely enjoy filming with my family."

Don't Be Tardy returns for season five on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. on Bravo.

Jussie Smollett  Clap backed at a Homophobic Troll!
Think twice before you come for Jussie. Jussie Smollett, who you may know as Jamal Lyon on FOX's hit show Empire, isn't just an amazing actor, but an activist as well.
Recently, Smollett posed for a photo with friend and fellow activist DeRay McKesson, which McKesson tweeted and wrote, "@JussieSmollett, you're hilarious & it was great to hang yesterday and talk blackness, freedom, & the work."

.@JussieSmollett, you're hilarious & it was great to hang yesterday and talk blackness, freedom, & the work. pic.twitter.com/kkw55NiREL
— deray mckesson (@deray) September 12, 2016

It's great to see two amazing people working together, but of course, this is Twitter and trolls abound. After a troll tweeted a homophobic joke, Smollett came in with what can only be described as the most savage clapback ever.

"No he didn't," Smollett tweeted, "But ya daddy did right after I dropped @deray off. Gotta hit him and make sure his throat is ok."

No he didn't. But ya daddy did right after I dropped @deray off. Gotta hit him and make sure his throat is ok.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ https://t.co/XBSI2diIKQ
— Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) September 12, 2016

Smollett's clapback back was met with universal praise and pearl-clutching. He did not come to play and needless to say, trolls everywhere better think twice before coming for Jamal Lyon.

Pharrell Williams Debuts New Music From ‘Hidden Figures’ Film, Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Kim Burrell
Making a trip to Toronto to help promote upcoming film Hidden Figures — which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monรกe — Pharrel Williams put on a special performance for the local, outdoor crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival.
To fan surprise, the hitmaker debuted some new music from the soundtrack to the film, including the song “Running,” and collaborations with Lalah Hathaway and Kim Burrell, both of whom also surprised by appearing on stage to perform the song for the first time live.

Hidden Figures hits theaters on January 13, 2017.

Watch: New Trailer For Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’
Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur‘s death, and with the All Eyez on Me biopic on its way, Morgan Creek and Open Road Films are offering another sneak peek with a new trailer.
The nearly two-minute look finds the iconic rapper, played by Demetrius Shipp, Jr., at odds with police, and there’s also scenes giving a glimpse of his lavish lifestyle – from hopping off a private jet to getting stacks of cash
His mother, Afeni Shakur (played by Danai Gurira), is there warning her son about the bullseye on his back.
The movie also portrays Dominic L. Santana as Suge Knight, Annie Ilonzeh as Kidada Jones and Jamal Woolard as the Notorious B.I.G. (Woolard also played Biggie in the Notorious biopic).

According to ScreenRant, All Eyez on Me is tentatively slated for release in U.S. theaters on November 11th.

Pastor Chastises Donald Trump For Electioneering At Her Church
“I invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not to give a political speech.”

The pastor of a black church interrupted Donald Trump’s remarks in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday as the Republican presidential nominee began to attack his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
“Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not to give a political speech,” the Rev. Faith Green Timmons told Trump as she approached the businessman.

Trump turned to the pastor and immediately changed course. “Oh, oh, oh, OK, that’s good. Then I’m going to back on Flint. OK,” he said, before addressing the community once more.
Trump spoke in front of about 50 Flint residents at Bethel United Methodist Church, which has distributed aid and water to the community during the lead crisis that started in 2014. The GOP nominee praised residents for their response to the crisis, before launching into an attack against Clinton and her support for trade agreements such as NAFTA. Earlier in the day, he toured the city’s water treatment plant.
IRS regulations bar tax-exempt churches like the one Trump spoke at from participating in electioneering. Timmons released a statement prior to Trump’s visit, clarifying that his presence at the church “in no way represents an endorsement of his candidacy.”

“What we pray is that it conveys a final example of a faithful, intelligent, historically African-American congregation at work, serving and volunteering among the people of Flint as we work through this crisis of national impact. We cannot let this story drift from national attention for any reason,” she added.

GOOD FOR HER! But she should have never had him in the first place!

Simone Biles Reveals She Has ADHD, After Accusations of Using Banned Drugs
Since childhood, Simone Biles has suffered from ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). ADHD is a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type. It is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behavior which is not appropriate for a person’s age.

The Olympic gold medalist was forced to reveal this information, after she became the victim of a hacking scandal surrounding Olympic athletes.
Reportedly, Russian computer hackers obtained and published documents from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete database.
The hack revealed private medical information about Biles, along with Serena Williams and sister Venus Williams.

According to the hacked info, all three were reportedly given medical exemptions to use banned drugs.
The documents show that Biles tested positive for a banned drug on WADA’s list, though there was no misuse of drugs. After news hit of the leak, Biles release a statement, saying:
"I have ADHD and I have taken medicine for it since I was a kid. Please know, I believe in clean sport, have always followed the rules, and will continue to do so as fair play is critical to sport and is very important to me."
The World Anti-Doping Agency also released a statement, saying,
"WADA deeply regrets this situation and is very conscious of the threat that it represents to athletes whose confidential information has been divulged through this criminal act."

The hackers also warned that they planned to release more medical records of athletes.
"This is just the tip of the iceberg. Today’s sport is truly contaminated while the world is unaware of the large number of American doping athletes."

NYFW SIGHTINGS: LaLa, Teyana, Karrueche, Christina Milian, Simone Biles & More Hit Vera Wang’s Show
The New York Fashion Week spottings continue!

Celebrity stylist June Ambrose and “Power” star LaLa Anthony made their way to the Vera Wang Collection fashion show held at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station to peep the designer’s newest pieces.
And it looks like all black everything was the theme everyone was rocking for the show:

Upcoming “The Breaks” star Teyana Taylor, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and Broadway star Cynthia Erivo were all on the scene rocking black-on-black ensembles.

The "Vera Wang Gang," including Terrence J's rumored girlfriend Jasmine Sanders, were all styling and profiling on the front row in their sunnies.
Jasmine took a moment for some "selfie time" with June on the front row.
And they watched the show too!

Wendy Williams Is Returning To Radio
From radio to TV and possibly back to radio, the “say it like you mean it” TV host Wendy Williams is spilling a tad bit of tea on her next moves. During a new interview, she dished on holding it down solo in the daytime realm, rumors of her axing some of her staff and being about that vegan life. She explains that she has love for shows like The View and The Real, but it takes a lot of work and pressure to have a show solo:
"That’s five people to ally hoop a ball. I’m one chick from New Jersey in a purple chair and a good wig."

When asked about rumors that she had to fire some of her staff, she responded,
"You always do that. You have to shuffle the deck in order to keep things fresh."
When it comes to weight loss, Wendy believes you have a maximum of two years to continue blaming your weight gain on having a child. She shared how she actually lost her weight.
"A year ago me and my family went vegetarian Vegan. We’re a plant based family now, but that’s not how I lost my weight nor is that how I keep it off."

After being on television for eight seasons, she admitted to actually missing radio and hinted to the possibility of going back.
"I’m coming back to radio by the way. I’m working on something. You know what? I miss radio, I mean TV’s a bigger platform but the intimacy of radio, being able to talk to people…I’m a fan of radio."

Lady Gaga Reportedly In Talks For Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show
Lady Gaga would put on a great show, no doubt!!!

According to Billboard, multiple sources reveal the 30-year-old entertainer is in negotiations to play the 51st Super Bowl, which will take place at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Reportedly, organizers are hot for Mother Monster after her sensational rendition of the National Anthem at last year’s Super Bowl.

“We have had conversations with several fantastic artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, at this point we do not have a final decision,” an NFL rep told Billboard when asked about Gaga. “We’re happy there is so much excitement about the show.”

With a new album on the way, plus an arsenal of huge hits in her catalog, she’s got plenty of material to choose from. Do you think Gaga is a good choice for the show?

Naya Rivera Spills Major Tea In Tell-All Book Including Her Feud With Lea Michele
Naya Rivera didn’t just spill tea, but all the tea in China. From dealing with anorexia, having an abortion and relationships with her Glee cast, the 29-year-old actress doesn’t hold back in her new book, Sorry, Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes & Growing Up. Below are some of the OMG moments she shared.

On Getting Breast Implants At 18
“People have a lot of opinions about plastic surgery, but more than 10 years after I got my boobs, they still make me happy when I look in the mirror,” she writes. “It might have even been the best $8,000 I’ve ever spent.”

On Rumors She Keyed Mark Salling’s Car In 2010. (She actually covered it with bird seed)
“Whoever leaked the story to Us Weekly got it wrong, says Naya, because Mark didn’t even drive a Lexus.”

On Having An Abortion During Glee
“I think every woman should have the right to choose, and it scares me to think of a world where the decision of whether to have a child is not her choice to make,” Naya writes about her abortion she got shortly after breaking up with her now-husband Ryan Dorsey.

On Her ‘Feud’ With Lea Michele
“One of the Glee writers once said that Lea and I were like two sides of the same battery and that about sums us up,” Naya wrote. “We are both strong willed and competitive — not just with each other but with everyone — and that’s not a good mixture.”
She continued, “As the show progressed, though, that friendship started to break down, especially as Santana moved from a background character to one with bigger plot lines and more screen time. I think Rachel — erm, I mean Lea — didn’t like sharing the spotlight. On top of that, she had a hard time separating work from our outside friendship, whereas it was a lot easier for me. I’m not offended when people offer feedback or criticism, and if things get heated on set, I try to keep perspective. We’re all stressed, yes, but we’re all working toward the same goal, so laugh it off and keep it movin’. Lea was a lot more sensitive, though, and it seemed like she blamed me for anything and everything that went wrong.”
“If I’d complained about anyone or anything, she’d assumed I was b-tching about her,” Naya shares. “Soon, she started to ignore me, and eventually it got to the point where she didn’t say a word to me for all of season six. Lea and I definitely weren’t the best of friends, and I doubt we’ll ever sit on her couch and eat kale together again, but the rumors of our ‘feud’ were blown out of proportion.”

On How Her Friendship With Cory Monteith Changed After He Started Dating Lea Michele
Rivera was shocked when Monteith and Michele started dating in 2011. “The more serious they got, the less Cory hung out with us and the more he seemed like a different person,” she reveals. “One year he came back from the break between seasons super skinny. He said he’d been spending a lot of time at the gym and was trying to be responsible — not spending money all the time and buying crazy cars like he used to.” But fitness guru Michele had positive impact on Monteith too. “My personal feelings for Lea aside, I knew that she wasn’t a partier, so I felt like maybe their relationship could actually be good for him,” continues Rivera. “I was happy for Cory to have a stable influence in his life, wherever it was he found it.”

For more juicy details, pick up her book, Sorry, Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes & Growing Up, on shelves now.

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