The Daily Buzz For Oct 17

Maysa celebrates music milestone, delivers hope to triumph over Black pain
The stunning and talented vocalist Maysa reached the milestone age of 50 in August and she celebrated a Silver Anniversary with Incognito. “Working with Bluey and Incognito for the last 25 years has been incredible,” says Maysa. “Bluey has taken me around the world several times and has allowed me to sing very special songs. Our magic is from Heaven and feels like it was destined.” Maysa is featured on four tracks on In Search Of Better Days: “All I Ever Wanted”  and Everyday Grind,” which Bluey cites as among one of his favorites on the album. “‘Everyday Grind’ is the freshest thing I’ve done in years,” confesses Bluey. “Sonically, it’s the sound of the London I know in combination with my favorite voice on the planet – Maysa. It’s about a break-up in a relationship that both Maysa and I could identify with and thus tell the tale convincingly because we both lived it.”

Incognito’s anticipated seventeenth studio album is steeped in deep, rich history, bridging the classic sounds of the past and the tonal and sonic languages of the present and future. The songs on In Search Of Better Days are songs of love and awareness that question and challenge and that deliver optimism, joy, and hope. Incognito plans to tour the US in the Fall but until then you have the soundtrack to put you on the road to better days.

Andy Cohen Accidentally Tweets (and Then Deletes) Who the Real Housewives Are Voting For: Who’s for Clinton and Who’s for Trump?
Whoops? It seems that Andy Cohen accidentally tweeted and then deleted who he thinks the Real Housewives are voting for in the presidential election on Saturday, October 8. 
In a screenshot the Bravo king tweeted: “NJ are Trump. I so don’t care it’s all good. I think all the RHOC are trumpies and g[o]d knows who else. All the RHOA and RHONY are HRC. Most of BH too. I …”
The Watch What Happens Live host, 48, was seemingly trying to direct message someone when he opined that the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Real Housewives of Orange County are on the side of controversial Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, while the women behind The Real Housewives of Atlanta, New York City and Beverly Hills are for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. 

Cohen himself has made it known that he's not a fan of Trump. 
During the second presidential debate on Sunday, October 9 (moderated by his pal Anderson Cooper of CNN), Cohen compared watching the debate to taping a Housewives reunion. “I actually feel grosser after 50 minutes of this than I did after a day of shooting the #RHONJ Reunion last week,” Cohen tweeted, before adding: “Trump threatening to put [Clinton] in jail was really scary and is haunting me. I've seen Housewives talk dirty but this was next level."

Cohen also previously bashed the former Apprentice host — and his spray tan — for looking like an Orange County housewife.
“He's basically an 'Orange County Housewife,' at this point. He's like a season one 'Orange County Housewife.' He hasn't gotten his makeup right yet, he says anything, he's very provocative, he's shocking, he's inappropriate,” Cohen told CNN in June while talking about Melania Trump being an ideal person to cast for RHONY.

#EMPIRE: Cookie’s Assistant On Empire, Ta'Rhonda Jones
Cookie's assistant on Empire aka Porsha, is played by actress, Ta'Rhonda Jones.  In the "Cupid Kills" episode we saw the talented actress showing off her beautiful new hairstyle.  Cookie is making changes to her schedule and Porsha has no problem keeping up.  We're glad Cookie decided to give her another chance after firing her in the second season.
Porsha knows Cookie too well! Before Cookie asks questions, Porsha's providing answers.  Cookie is feeling Angelo and was waiting for his call.  She begins to asks Porsha for an update but before she can get the question out, "Nope, he still ain't call yet." We all need an assistant like Porsha Taylor!

Cookie then finds out that Porsha lied to her.  Angelo shows up with some kids to asks Cookie out on a date.  He lets Cookie know that he made Porsha lie.  He told Porsha that if Cookie fires her, she could come work for him.  If you know Porsha then you know she responded to the compliment with the perfect facial expression:
Cookie claps back by saying that Porsha would only be able to teach Angelo's kids how to scam people.  No this innocent fact!
Ta'Rhonda Jones is blowing up fast.

New Music Video: Kelly Rowland – ‘Dumb’ (Ft. Trevor Jackson)
Kelly Rowland and Trevor Jackson put on an amazing show in the video for their collaboration, “Dumb.” Rockin’ coordinating looks that feature white tops, black pants and white sneakers, the duo takes to the stage to showcase some fancy footwork – choreographed by Beyoncé‘s creative director, Frank Gatson. Watch Kelly and Trevor go “dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb” in the high-energy clip, HERE


In Hip Hop Funny! Will.I.Am Mocks Donald Trump In ‘Grab’m By The Pu$$Y’ Video
With the 2016 presidential election around the corner, will.i.am takes on the race for the White House in a Funny or Die parody featuring apl.de.ap and Liane V.
The video for the track, “GRAB’m by the PU$$Y,” is a mock debate featuring Liane as Hillary Clinton, apl as a moderator, and will as Mc Donald T. Rump, a character modeled after Donald Trump—wig and all.
While the video addresses Trump’s blunders and the comments he made regarding sexual assault in a recently leaked video, will.i.am makes it a point to stop the parody for a serious discussion.
“This is not a circus, a TV show, or a movie,” he says. “This is real life with real life problems. We need a leader that not only will lead America, but will help heal the world.”

From there, will encourages unregistered voters to get involved in the process and makes his choice clear. He’s voting for Clinton.

In the leaked video referenced by the parody’s title, Trump can be heard saying, “When you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything…grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”


Trump has since apologized “if anyone was offended,” adding that it “was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago.”

Kevin Hart’s ‘What Now’ Came in at #2 with $11,984,285.00!
Debuting in 2,567 theaters, What Now? delivered an estimated $11.98 million, which is the largest opening ever for a stand-up comedy film. Hart's previous comedy concert, Let Me Explain, did, however, open on a Wednesday and brought in $17.3 million over its five-day opening from just 876 theaters, which adds some additional perspective to this opening as it was in nearly three-times the number of venues.

What Now? was not only a hit at the box office as well as the best-reviewed film of the comedian's trio of concert films (78% on RottenTomatoes), but it was also a hit with audiences. The audience breakdown was 49% male vs 51% female, of which gave the film an "A-" CinemaScore. Additional demographics show 46% of the audience was under the age of 25 and 43% was African American, 24% Caucasian and 23% Hispanic. The film's production budget, which was funded by Hart himself, was just below $10 million.

The #1 Movie was Ben Afleck’s 'The Accountant' with a whopping $24,715,000.00

SADNESS: Former Jets defensive lineman Dennis Byrd killed in car crash
Former New York Jets defensive lineman Dennis Byrd died Saturday evening.
Byrd was involved in a two-vehicle car crash on a highway north of Claremore, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol told Tulsa World. Byrd had played his college football at Tulsa (which is located about 30 miles from Claremore) and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame.
Per the police report, a 17-year-old driver from Claremore veered his Ford Explorer into the oncoming lane, and collided with Byrd's vehicle. Byrd was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others were taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Byrd rose to fame when, in 1992 after suffering a serious neck injury and being told he would likely never walk again, he recovered the ability to walk within weeks. Byrd suffered the injury while attempting to sack the quarterback, who avoided his hit. Byrd collided with his teammate and suffered a broken C-5 vertebra, which left him temporarily unable to walk.
He recovered within a few weeks and was an honorary captain at the team's season opener in 1993. The Jets awarded him with their Most Inspirational Player award, and named the award after him. No Jets played has worn his No. 90 jersey since 1992, and it was officially retired in 2012.
Byrd's post-NFL career included an autobiography and a TV movie about his life, as well as high school coaching jobs in and around the Tulsa area.

Byrd is survived by his wife, Angela, and their four children. He was 50 years old.

Hmmmmmmmm, Red Sweater Dude From Debate Says Trayvon Martin Shooting ‘Was Justified’
 The undecided voter in the red sweater who became a viral sensation after posing a question at the last presidential debate has the Internet suddenly seeing red, after his thoughts about Trayvon Martin recently surfaced.
During a recent Reddit discussion to capitalize on his 5 minutes of fame, Ken Bone asked fans to “step into the BoneZone” for a Q&A, but he hadn’t deleted the old messages on his account, so fans were able to scroll through his Reddit history. Among his past topics: undergoing a vasectomy, forging insurance documents, his sex life and his thoughts on the 2012 shooting death of Martin, which he called “justified.”
Martin, 17, was killed in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who said he fired in self-defense and was acquitted of second-degree murder. The shooting polarized the nation, but Zimmerman was never convicted and the situation helped galvanize the Black Lives Matter group.

“From what I read about the case the Trayvon Martin shooting of Trayvon Martin was justified,” Bone wrote in the old post, in which he also called Zimmerman “a big ole s–t bird.”

Some folks on Twitter were not surprised:
I guess I’m not surprised neither!

HBO’s Insecure Starts Out Strong
Insecure, a new comedy starring former Youtuber Issa Rae, starts out strong on HBO...
Insecure's first episode pulled in 1 million viewers during the first week of availability on HBO and and its streaming companion HBO Go.

Insecure is based on Issa's popular web series 'The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.'

The second episode of Insecure becomes available Sunday at 10:30.

Clive Davis Shares Heartbreaking Letter to Whitney Houston
Music mogul Clive Davis shares the heartbreaking letter he sent to pop star Whitney Houston after her infamous appearance at Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary concert .

According to reports the contents of the letter are revealed in Clive's new documentary, Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.'
Clive writes,
"Dearest Whitney,  
When I saw you Friday night at the Michael Jackson concert I gasped. When I got home, I cried. My dear, dear Whitney, the time has come. Of course I know you don't want to hear this. Of course I know that you're saying that Clive is being foolishly dramatic. Of course I know that your power of denial is in overdrive dismissing everything I and everyone else is saying to you. … I join your mother in pleading with you to face up to the truth now, right now, and there is no more time or postponement. You need help and it must begin now. I will stand by you with love and caring to see you through it to newfound peace and happiness in every way as a woman, as a mother, as a role model to inspire the rest of the world. Love, Clive."


Your New Faces in Showbiz are celebrated at People Mag’s “Ones To Watch” Event 
Several fresh faces in entertainment made their way to PEOPLE’s “One To Watch” event, presented by Maybelline, to honor entertainment’s rising stars in Hollywood last night.
Jumpsuits are totally in season and Meagan Tandy, who stars on “Survivor’s Remorse” and “UnREAL,” made sure to execute the trend flawlessly when she stepped out for Hollywood festivities last night. She kept it chic in a loose fitting one-piece that was perfect for the night.

Ladies here's some Eye Candy to look out for on the entertainment scene...
“Queen Sugar’s” Timon Kyle Durrett and Kofi Siriboe were on the scene for the celebration, linking up with “Grimm” star Russell Hornsby, Birth of a Nation star Colman Domingo, and Notorious star J. August Richard. All this talent and melanin rolled up in one flick!
RACE star Stephan James, who’s gearing up for a role on the upcoming series “Shots Fired,” was in the mix to celebrate young Hollywood alongside “Queen Sugar” star Marycarmen Lopez.
 “Luke Cage” starlet Simone Missick was in the house
Pooch Hall! He currently stars on the “Ray Donovan” series.
Keith Stanfield keeps us in stitches on the new FX series "Atlanta." He's also starring in Jordan Peele's upcoming horror Get Out.
"Hollywood Today Live" co-host Garcelle Beauvais came out to party it up with the youngins.
Straight Outta Compton star Allen Maldonado found time out of his busy schedule for some fun. He has a slew of new projects coming down the pipeline, including Where's The Money, Unstuck and Smartass, to name a few.
When The Bough Breaks star Jaz Sinclair was also on the scene after wrapping up filming for a comedy titled Fun Mom Dinner.
Ride Along star Jacob Latimore will be hitting the big screen with Will Smith and Naomie Harris when Collateral Beauty hits theaters December 16th.
We'll get to see "Grimm" star Russell Hornsby star opposite Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the upcoming drama film Fences, set to hit theaters on Christmas.
Wonderful new talent ready to conquer the biz.

Say What? Lady Gaga Super Bowl performance with MADONNA?
Lady Gaga will be performing at the next Super Bowl but the singer is looking for a little help to make this performance one of the biggest ever. She has asked Madonna to join her onstage.

“Gaga has reached out to Madonna to make a surprise appearance with her,” sources tell our friends over at Straight Shuter. “They are talking about doing a mash-up of their hits ‘Express Yourself’ and ‘Born This Way.’ Surprisingly, Madonna has not said ‘no’ despite all the nasty history these two have.
Recently, big artists have been bringing out special guests to join them on the show. Coldplay secured Beyoncé and although Lady Gaga’s first choice was her best friend Tony Bennett, her team convinced her that a Gaga and Madonna duet would be historic.

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