Angie Martinez covers VIBE VIVA!
New York Times bestselling author Angie Martinez covers the latest issue of VIBE VIVA. Where she talks about growing up in NYC, Her love of Hip Hop and MORE…Read more HERE!
#RHoA: Porsha Williams On Season 9 Of Real Housewives of Atlanta: “Some Of These Girls Came Back Meaner Than Ever”
The countdown is on! Just 13 more days until the season 9 premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta! Today Porsha Williams was a guest co-host on talk show The Real and dished on the drama of the upcoming season. She also shared a little of what we can expect from her this time around.
She dished with the ladies that we’ll be seeing a new grown-up version of Porsha in the new episodes! “This season on Housewives, you will really get to know me. I’m kind of evolving and I think this season I’m more comfortable in my skin than ever before. I’m taking counseling, which is something I am a big fan of.”
She reveals that she’ll also be resolving some family tensions and will share her dating life. Porsha says this season she’ll be “getting back closer with family. And saying yes to things more. Sometimes life can wear you down. The power of yes. You start to say no because you think you’re protecting yourself, but really you’re stopping some of life’s blessings that could happen. So, this season I start dating again. And crazy enough, the person that I’m seeing is someone from my past. We dated for four years in my early 20s, he was the love of my life. Last name Stewart, not my ex-husband.” She adds, “it’s interesting. You get to kind of see that relationship and where we are. We’re not exactly in a relationship right now but it’s growing into something.”
After they play a dramatic preview clip of a scene from this season, Porsha laughs and says, “It’s a lot of drama this season. Some of these girls came back meaner than ever, but I am loving and living life. As you see, I walk away.”
Porsha says although it’s not perfect, she still loves “some” of these women. “This season is good. Our relationships go up and down on this show. We’re dealing with our real life, which isn’t always easy. So, you have those downs but I do have to say I love the connection between some of the ladies on the show.”
Empire Season 3, Episode 6 Spoilers: Lucious Tries to Drive Cookie-Angelo Apart Amid a Major Hack
Empire Season 3 has had an interesting turn of events till now. With Rhonda’s death, Cookie’s new relationship, Mariah Carey’s cameo and Andre seeing Rhonda’s spirit while getting intimate, this season could certainly be called one of the best.
Now more spoilers have been revealed. According to these, Empire will be under a major threat that could create a conflict of its own. With a conflict on the professional front, some personal equations will also change in the upcoming episode.
TV Guide reported Season 3, episode 6. According to it, there will be a massive hacking taking place in Empire, which will create conflict among artistes and the Lyon family. While the hacking problem gets dealt with, Lyon family’s eldest son Andre will take advantage of the leak. In what ways will Andre be using this incident is not known yet, but it would be seen how he ends up using this.
On other hand, Lucious will be on his way to doing something that revolves around his ex-wife Cookie. Looking at her growing relationship with Angelo, Lucious has probably started to feel something, which is why he will try to drive both Cookie and Angelo apart.
It is still not known why Lucious would do something like this. But it must be because he still has feelings for his ex-wife and is not ready to accept these feelings. Cookie’s reaction as well will be seen when she comes to know of what Lucious is going to do.
Fortunately, this is not the only romance that will be covered in the upcoming episode as Jamal will find himself in a love triangle. The synopsis did not give any more information about Jamal’s new love equation, but it would be interesting to see how things unfold.
Empire Season 3, episode 6 will air on Nov. 9.
New Music: Pharrell Williams feat. Lalah Hathaway – ‘Surrender’ + ‘Runnin’
Pharrell calls on soulful songstress Lalah Hathaway for the upbeat new song “Surrender” off the upcoming soundtrack to the movie Hidden Figures.
Over a clapping and foot-stomping beat, Hathaway sings about perseverance and overcoming struggle and hardship with the support of the helping hand of faith. “When I first got here I had to find my way / The end of the days were dark / When I was not clear, you showed me my mistakes, but told me keep the pace / Don’t get lost,” she sings.
Additionally, Pharrell has released his own solo record from the movie, with the song “Runnin,” which is a funky, jazzy number about standing strong in your views and beliefs.
The film stars Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, the African American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. It will hit theaters nationwide on January 6, 2017.
Take a listen HERE to Surrender
Listen to Runnin' HERE
You can pick up “Surrender” and “Runnin” on iTunes now.
New Music: Jeezy – ‘G-Wagon’
The trunk-rattling track allows the Snowman to do what he does best with rhymes about the streets, his wealth, and his authenticity.
“Ask about me state to state,” he boasts. “Bitch, ain’t nothing fake / Y’all know my new estate / Yeah, it got a lake.”
The track features production by Shawty Redd, a longtime collaborator who’s had some ups and downs with the Snowman.
Recently, Jeezy explained why he reunited with Redd. “We started creating this sound y’all love in a basement,” he said. “We didn’t even have a studio. The first album did 2 million. With this, I wanted to create. I didn’t want to go get whoever’s hot. It’s me. Everybody in they bag from Shawty Redd to D. Rich.”
Trap or Die 3, which features Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Yo Gotti, Plies, and the late Bankroll Fresh, is set to drop Friday (Oct. 28).
Listen to “G-Wagon” HERE
Janet Jackson Makes 1st Public Appearance Since Pregnancy
She’s ready to pop! A very pregnant Janet Jackson was spotted recently in London. The 50-year-old singer and husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, made their first public appearance together since officially announcing their pregnancy earlier this month.
The singer, who reportedly converted to Islam after marrying, covered her hair with a hijab, wearing a black hooded poncho over a black skirt and comfy shoes.
Earlier this month, Janet officially confirmed her pregnancy, showing off her growing baby bump with a new shoot. She says of her pregnancy,
"We thank God for our blessing. "
Until now, the star nor her husband had yet to officially announce the pregnancy. However, over the summer, her brother Jermaine Jackson confirmed that she was indeed expecting.
In April, Jackson announced that she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour to focus on “planning” a family. The mother-to-be has not yet confirmed a due date for the baby, but it is rumored that she’s due November.
‘DWTS’ Amber Rose Dating Val Chmerkovskiy? Rumors Strike After Birthday Celebration
Although she was eliminated on Dancing with the Stars, Amber Rose is still associated with the show — and may even be associated with the pro-dancers on said show. Well, one in particular, anyway!
A few new Instagram posts have sparked rumors that Amber Rose is romantically involved with someone she met on DWTS, someone very close to her (former) partner, Maks. The photo was posted by Maks’ brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, and immediately had fans wondering if the two were an item. Val posted the pic in honor of Amber’s birthday — she turned 33 on Friday.
Check out the image below. It was taken at the model’s birthday celebration.
Amber Rose celebrated her special day with a star-studded bash over the weekend. Not only was Val in attendance, but so was Maks. However, the photos that Amber and Val posted of themselves suggested that the two had become very close over the past few weeks of DWTS competition. This is fairly interesting since the two weren’t dance partners. However, the show is known to bond all of its stars, and many people become close friends even if they aren’t working together on a daily basis. DWTS has been referred to as a “family” by many — stars and pros alike. Everyone spends so much time rehearsing that they all end up bonding, even if they aren’t sharing the dancefloor for the same number.
It’s just that the captions on these Instagram posts have people wondering if Amber Rose and Val Chmerkovskiy are dating. While it’s clear that they have become friends, there are an awful lot of heart emojis being used!
Miami Dolphins' Arian Foster retires midway through eighth NFL season
Eight NFL seasons was apparently enough for Arian Foster.
The running back has retired according to his new team, the Miami Dolphins.
Foster's agent, Mike McCartney, tweeted Monday night: "Congrats to Arian Foster on a great career! What a run he had starting with a magical 2010 season. Proud of both the player and the man!"
The digital media company UNINTERRUPTED tweeted a message from Foster, which read in part: "There comes a time in every athlete's career when their ambition and their body are no longer on the same page. I've reached that point. It's hard to write those words because this game has been everything to me ... my therapy, my joy, my solace and my enemy. I've learned to love every facet of this game, from the peak of accomplishment to the gutter of criticism. And it all makes the ride worthwhile."
Foster, 30, was a stellar performer when his body cooperated. Undrafted in 2009 after an inconsistent career at the University of Tennessee, he became the Houston Texans' starting tailback in 2010 and turned in an all-pro season that included his only rushing title.
The football world reacts to Arian Foster's sudden retirement
A versatile threat out of the backfield, Foster eclipsed 1,200 rushing yards four times with the Texans, including a league-best 1,616 yards on the ground and 2,220 from scrimmage in 2010.
"It was pretty surprising. Obviously, I think the world of him as a football player. It's not easy to see guys step away from the sport," Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, a longtime teammate of Foster's, said Monday.
"I admired the way he played, and I admired the physical talents. He was one of the most talented running backs possibly ever. It's sad, but at the same time, he's moving on in life. He's an interesting character and he probably has a lot to do in his life after football."
Various injuries often sidelined Foster; he played 80 of a possible 119 regular-season games in his career. Hamstring issues this season limited him to four games and 55 rushing yards during his first year with Miami. And with Jay Ajayi's emergence in recent weeks, Foster was probably ticketed for a supporting role.
The Texans' all-time rushing leader (6,472 yards), Foster finishes with four Pro Bowl nods, 6,527 career rushing yards, 255 catches and 68 touchdowns.
"That's a good friend of mine. Wow, I didn't know that," said Texans tackle Duane Brown.
"Hat's off to him, salute to him. He had a heck of a career, and I'm honored to be able to share the field with him and be able to contribute to some of his success and have him contribute to some of my success. I'm sure he'll do well in other endeavors after football."
R.I.P Our condolences, James Earl Jones’ Wife Dies From Ovarian Cancer
Cancer has taken another life. The wife of an actor we have known and loved for decades. Quite honestly, most probably didn’t even know legendary actor James Earl Jones was even married.
Not that it is a surprise, but he has always been notoriously quiet, and is one of the rare luminaries whose has managed to allow his work to speak louder than anything else; so most likely, his status in personal life was a non-issue for us all.
But we are heartbroken for him and his family that their matriarch, Cecilia Hart, 68, died on Sunday following her battle with ovarian cancer according to WestportNow reports.
Hart was an actor too. She and her future husband would meet while taping the Steven Bochco TV series called ‘Paris’ (1979-80). And then work together again in 1982, following their marriage, in a revival of William Shakespeare’s Othello that same year.
They have one son together — Flynn Earl Jones.
Hart and Jones’ marriage was a second one for both — he was previously married to actress Julienne Marie and she to actor Bruce Weitz.
The pair were last seen on the red carpet of June’s Tony Awards.
The family requested that donations in her name be made to two organizations close to Hart’s heart: The Actors Fund or Hudson Valley Hospice.
James Earl Jones continues to work in films and theatre.
The family requests that donations in her name be made to two organizations close to Hart’s heart: The Actors Fund or Hudson Valley Hospice.
Jay Z To Headline Concert For Hillary Clinton
Jay Z will be headlining a concert for Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s aides confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Monday that the show will take place in Cleveland.
The “get out the vote” concert will take place in Ohio with the aim of getting black voters out for Hillary in the key swing state, I can see why Jay was called in for a favor – Jay Z has a partnership with Weinstein, and Weinstein and Clinton are close friends.
More details to come.
Walking Dead Premiere Draws 17 Million, Just Shy of Series Record
Loathe him or hate him, Negan hit a home run on Sunday night.’
The Walking Dead‘s Season 7 premiere drew 17 million total viewers and an 8.4 rating (or 10.7 million viewers) in the coveted 18-49 demo, just shy of the series records (17.3 mil/8.7) set by its Season 5 opener. (Pause for context: TWD had about as many viewers just in the 18-49 demo as broadcast TV’s most-watched Sunday drama had overall.)
The Walking Dead‘s eventful, brutal hour did mark, however, its highest-rated episode ever in the 25-54 demo, where it scored an 8.7.
Compared to the Season 6 premiere, “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” was up 16 percent in audience and 14 percent in the demo, and versus the April finale it returned up 20 and 22 percent.
TWD‘s return earned a grade of “A” from 49 percent of TVLine readers, while 23 percent gave the polarizing episode an “F.” A little more than 50 percent said the episode “went too far” in its graphic depiction of the two big deaths, with 36 percent claiming they are now done with the series.
The rain-soaked, 90-minute Talking Dead premiere in turn hit series highs in total audience (7.6 million) and in the 25-54 demo, while essentially matching its all-time best 18-49 delivery (landing 4.7 million in the demo). Versus its previous post-TWD premiere, it improved 34 percent in audience and 28 percent in 18-49.
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