Zendaya Glams Up THR, Laughs Off Spider-Man Casting Controversy Over Her Race
Zendaya is in her prime and she doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. On top of being an actress, she’s making a name for herself in the fashion world (with her new clothing and shoe line) and she dabbles in the studio to bring some heat to the music scene.
Right now, she’s busy working on the acting wave as she shoots scenes for the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming where she’s the female lead. Yes, chick is ready to take over the silver screen in a major way.
For the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, the 20-year-old starlet served up some vintage Hollywood glam in a long sleeved chiffon gown, posing it up alongside co-star Tom Holland.
In the cover story, the super woke actress, who launched her new clothing line last week, claps back at those who have a problem with her playing a role in the superhero film because of her race. Some folks are up-in-arms because they believe Daya will be starring as Mary Jane. But, that may not even be the case.
“People are going to react over anything,” Daya responded. “But nothing [about who she is playing] is fact. It's like, you guys are just making shit up at this point and then reacting to it. Whenever we were on set, one of us gets some random character name [on the call sheet]. [Bloggers were] like, ‘Oh they must be so and so.’ And we just crack up about it, because it's like, ‘Whatever you want to think. You'll find out.’ It's funny to watch the guessing game. But of course there's going to be outrage over that because for some reason some people just aren't ready. I'm like, ‘I don't know what America you live in, but from what I see when I walk outside my streets of New York right now, I see lots of diversity and I see the real world and it's beautiful, and that's what should be reflected and that's what is reflected so you're just going to have to get over it.’
She gave a little insight about her character and whether she will be romantically involved with Peter Parker. She said:
“No [laughs]. My character is not romantic. My character is like very dry, awkward, intellectual and because she's so smart, she just feels like she doesn't need to talk to people, like ‘My brain is so far ahead of you that you're just not really on my level.’ So she comes off very weird. But to me, she is very cool because she's deep. She's always thinking about something, always reading. I like that. And I also like that I don't really have to do anything for hair and makeup. I just get to walk in and walk out.”
The “wise before her time” young adult also talked about turning her SnapChat into a much-needed African-American History class:
“I like to post selfies and fun things that I'm working on. But recently my Snapchat has become like a history class. I have become an African-American history professor. I thought, ‘People are going to be so irritated.’ A lot of kids don't even learn some of this stuff in school. Like how is it that some of my fans are learning more about black history on my Snapchat in second increments than in school? I feel like if you have a platform, it's your obligation to talk about how you feel. To me there's no excuse to be ignorant anymore. Everything is at your fingertips. You can't pretend like you're not seeing innocent black men being killed. We have videos, and they're circulating all over the internet. Or you can't pretend you're not understanding things about politics or hearing what people are saying who are our presidential candidates. It's an interesting time. And I feel like it's allowing us millennials to really take over.”
You can read her full interview here. Zendaya's THR cover will be released November 18th
#RHoA: Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas talk divorce in emotional scenes on The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas have a very emotional heart-to-heart about their pending divorce, in this episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
The pair sit down for a chat and Cynthia explains to Peter that she wants them to be part of each other’s lives. She wants her daughter to still see him and for them to still regard each other as friends.
Tearfully she tells an emotional Peter: “Just because we’re going through a divorce doesn’t mean I don’t care what happens to you.”
Cynthia hold a tissue to her eye as she cries during chat with Peter
Peter tells Cynthia she is no longer his emergency health contact
She goes on to say: “I don’t hate you, I don’t want to hate you. I still want to be friends with you.”
Cynthia finishes with: “I love you, I respect you, I just can’t be married to you anymore.”
Peter reaches for his phone, calls the lawyer and asks him to send over whatever needs signing.
So maybe they will end up with an amicable split and stay friends…
Also on this episode, a surprise guest as Kenya’s housewarming party and someone is spreading rumors about Phaedra’s divorce.
Watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Housewife House Wars at 8 PM on BRAVO.
#EMPIRE: Jussie Smollett wants to ‘clean up this filthy mess’ post-election
Jussie Smollett is ready to fight back following Donald Trump’s victory against Hillary Clinton. Right after he lets out his emotions on the biggest punching bag he can find.
The out “Empire” star posted a video on Twitter on Wednesday captioned “I feel the same way yall. Can’t be moping around tho. Pick yourselves up people. #Unite.”
“I’m pissed off, really kind of down,” Smollett told his 1.3 million Twitter followers. “But we gotta give ourselves 24 hours then we gotta pick our asses up and continue to fight.”
“Every single person of color, every woman, every single member of the LGBTQ community, every single disable person or immigrant or senior citizen, If we were all to join together we would create a majority that would be unstoppable. So that’s what we’re gonna do,” Smollett continued.
He went on: “I ain’t going nowhere – most of you all ain’t going nowhere. I’m not about to leave my house just because it still be dirty. It ain’t never been clean – ever. Let’s join together, let’s step up, let’s protect each other and make sure that we clean up this filthy mess.”
Smollett admits before he can get back to fighting he has to let off some steam at the gym and get the biggest punching bag he can find.
“I’m gonna punch it for my dead life,” he says.
I feel the same way yall. Can't be moping around tho. Pick yourselves up people. #Unite ✊🏿✌🏿️✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/NOixTzo4VS— Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) November 9, 2016
Chris Brown Teases New Music on Instagram
Ladies, Chris Brown is comin’ back for you, soon! Taking to his IG account, Breezy previewed 4 new songs that he has been working on, and according to the R&B heartthrob, his mission is to ‘touch your soul.’
“Wanna start making more music for the ladies,” wrote CB. “Bring that real love music. Ain’t always about bitches and hoes. Want to touch your soul first!” The record which he plays behind this post is a bedroom jam, where he borrows the classic line from Usher’s “Nice and Slow,” singing: “I’ll freak you right I will, put my tongue…”
Another song is a collaboration with T-Pain, and the fourth features buzzing rapper Kap G.
There is no official word on when Brown plans to release his next album, which he previously stated was titled Heartbreak On A Full Moon, but he certainly is working, and we should expect a follow-up to “Grass Ain’t Greener” soon.
Check out the previews of his latest work below.
New Hip Hop Video: Drake feat. 21 Savage – ‘Sneakin”
Drake is “Sneakin'” up on a Sunday night. The 6 God drops off the low-fi video for his collaboration with 21 Savage. Shot at Drizzy’s Calabasas compound, the grainy clip finds Drake decked out in a mink coat with a Styrofoam cup in hand while flaunting his pinky ring, OVO chain, and white Rolls-Royce Phantom. His bro Savage takes a seat on the hood of his shiny new red Ferrari, which Drake purchased for him as a gift.
The fellas post up at the grotto at Drake’s Hidden Hills mansion while surrounded by some sexy ladies, who are not afraid to shake it for the camera. Drizzy’s OVO crew including right-hand man Noah “40” Shebib also make cameos at the house party.
“Sneakin'” is set to appear on Drake’s upcoming “playlist” More Life, due in December. The project also features “Fake Love” and the Pusha T and Kid Cudi diss “Two Birds, One Stone.”
Listen to Drake and Savage HERE
Dylan Roof May Not Be Competent Enough To Stand Trial
On June 17, 2015 a white man, who has since been identified as Dylann Roof, shot and killed nine members of the historically black Charleston church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Roof was charged with several counts of murder and attempted murder, in addition to a possession of a firearm while committing a felony. According to reports, he also faces federal hate crime charges and the death penalty.
However, a judge recently revealed that he believes the then 21-year-old gunman may be mentally incompetent. Therefore, unable to stand trial until he’s been further evaluated and receives treatment, “aimed at restoring him to competence,” NY Daily News reports.
According to court documents, U.S Judge Richard Gergel found reason to believe Dylann Roof, “may presently be suffering from a mental disease or defect.” As a result, he ordered another competency exam for the gunman. Apparently, a report on the exam is expected in on Monday and a hearing will be held on Wednesday.
Gergel’s plan, according to reports, is to rule on Roof’s competency within days and begin jury selection on the 21st of this month.
Did Keri Hilson Confirm Her Split With Serge Ibaka?
Most of us have noticed that Orlando Magic baller, Serge Ibaka and Keri Hilson have been absent from each other’s social media pages for at least a year. We haven’t so much as gotten a selfie from the couple who used to be our #Goals on social media. It was first reported back in 2014 that the two split, with Keri teasing a bit that she was single. However, she never really confirmed anything in public. Did they break up? If so, what happened?
In an interview with Rolling Out, the “Almost Christmas” star says that being so public with her relationship left her jarred and has caused her to make the decision to be more private in the future.
“When you put things on Front Street, it opens the door for opinions. It opens the door for wolves to attack,” said Keri. “I certainly have been placed in that position where things have been written about me as it pertains to relationships that are so far from the truth. To me, that’s a personal attack. You can talk about my music all day, but when it comes to making up things and a character attack, I don’t take them well. It makes me want to be completely mysterious. You can’t really stop it though. It’s the climate we’re in.”
When it came to dating an athlete, as an established woman herself, Keri Hilson says that she felt that she was “different” than the typical. She also says that she was under the impression that the athlete she was dating was different from the stereotypical Baller.
“I think I am an exception to the rule when people think of R&B “divas.” I thought I found someone who’s also an exception. It wasn’t “enthralling” for me to date an athlete. It was on my list of “not to dos” — no rappers, no actors and no ball players. I broke my rule because I thought I found someone different … It wasn’t an attraction to the status and the money.”
For those of us anxious to hear some new music from Keri, she acknowledges that she’s on a brief hiatus, but is appreciative of all the love she’s been getting.
“I will say it’s a really cool feeling to know people are anticipating hearing more of me and my popularity hasn’t really waned even though I haven’t released anything in five years,” Hilson tells Rolling Out. “I am happy to know that people still care. Blogs still write about me. Photographers still show up at the airport. I don’t get it but I am so grateful.”
Keri Hilson’s third album, L.I.A.R., an acronym for Love Is a Religion, is still slated for release in the future. Hopefully that near future.
The Celebs come out to The Governors Awards
The Oscar campaigns are officially underway as stars of the most talked about films of the year are making their way to the see-and-be-seen parties of the season.
The celebs hit the carpet at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center this weekend, and it's just the beginning.
The gorgeous Janelle Monae showed up in a black and white graphic print dress. The Hidden Figures and Moonlight star is determined to set it off this Awards season we see.
Aja Naomi King has been killing the lace game these days. This time, the Birth of a Nation star rocked a black sheer and lace Marc Jacobs number which was sexy with a twist.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o looked gorge as usual posing it up with her Queen of Katwe co-star David Oyelowo.
This Elie Saab dress is everything!
Meagan Good looks so great with barely a lick of makeup on, it almost makes you hate her. The fab chick posed it up with her husband Devin Franklin.
Oscar winner and Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer kept it pretty in a blush gown.
Pharrell and his pregnant wife Helen made an appearance.
The fellas Grey's Anatomy star Jason Winston George and Luke Cage and Moonlight actor Mahershala Aliboth kept it dapper. We're expecting Mahershala to rack up this season the way he's been smashing these roles.
British bombshell Naomie Harris color blocked her way onto the carpet.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Produces ‘Life Of Phyllis Hyman’ Musical
It was nearly 21 years ago when fans of Phyllis Hyman were rocked by news of her suicide. Now, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph steps behind the lens to produce a musical that will highlight Hyman’s life and career and possibly answer many questions that the music world was left wondering following her death.
The forthcoming musical titled “An Evening With Phyllis Hyman” is hoping to put some of the pieces together while at the same time highlighting her hit singles from the late 1970s to early 1990s, which included “You Know How to Love Me,” “Living All Alone,” and “Don’t Wanna Change the World.”
Hyman was also well-known as first cousin of actor Earle Hyman, who can be remembered for his recurring role on “The Cosby Show” as Russel Huxtable, Cliff’s father. She also starred in the 1981 musical “Sophisticated Ladies,” which was based on the music of Duke Ellington.
On June 30, 1995 and just shy of 46, Hyman committed suicide in 1995 after overdosing on prescription pills and left a note that read: I’m tired. I’m tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God Bless you.
The musical will center on “the untold story of the life, career and music of the singer/songwriter and actress in her own words,” writes CentricTV.com. It will also include the vocal powerhouses’ catalog which spans from the 1970s to the early 90s.
Sheryl Lee Ralph made her screen debut in the 1977 comedy film “A Piece of the Action,” before landing her breakthrough role as Deena Jones in the 1981 Broadway musical “Dreamgirls,” for which she received Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
Ticket and show information can be found HERE.
NFL Receiver Mike Evans To Protest National Anthem After Trump’s Election
Athletes have protested the National Anthem this summer and fall to speak out against police brutality, and another NFL player plans to do the same after last week’s presidential election of Donald Trump.
Mike Evans, a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sat during the anthem on Sunday, and said he would continue to. Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears was the Bucs’ annual “Salute To Service” game for Veterans Day. Evans said that while he is “forever indebted” to veterans, that the election and the social injustice in this country are too much to ignore.
“The things that’s been going on in America lately, I’m not going to stand for that. When Ashton Kutcher comes out and says we’ve been punked, then I’ll stand again. But I won’t stand anymore,” Evans said. “If this happens, then America’s not right, right now. I said this a long time ago. When [Donald Trump] ran, I thought it was a joke, and the joke continues.”
Kaepernick jumpstarted the protests in the NFL by sitting and then kneeling to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice. Evans distinguished his reason from Kaepernick’s, but added a sentiment that many people have felt within the past week.
“I’m doing it for a different reason, for how a reality star can be the president. That’s not a good look,” he said. “…I’m not a political person that much, but I got common sense. And I know when something’s not right.”
“It’s not about the Republican party or the Democratic party or anything like that,” he continued. “It’s just who he is. It’s well-documented what he’s done. I’m not gonna stand for something I don’t believe in. That’s the end of that.”
Kim Kardashian recycles 2009 Princess Jasmine costume for fun with North
Kim Kardashian showed just what a success her diet
pills and exercise plan has been, as she slipped back into her 2009 Halloween costume.
The reality star dug out her vintage Princess Jasmine costume for the celebration - even finding a matching outfit for each of her children.
Kim is still struggling to move past the traumatic events of October 3rd when she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, and has stayed clear of social media in the weeks since.
But the the reality star obviously felt her costume was just too good to miss.
And the family fun was seen in pictures posted by her brother Rob to her paid-for blog kimkardashianwest.com.
The 29-year-old shared a couple of oh-so-cute images of the doting mom and her two children North and Saint. In the precious snap, North appeared next to Saint, aged 11 months, who was dressed as her counterpart, Aladdin, complete with red Fez.
Both were seated on a 'magic carpet,' while North held a gold 'magic lamp' as well.
Rob, who just became a father for the first time on Thursday, described how the magical gathering came together.
'Now you know Kim loves Halloween. She couldn't disappoint North once she found a Princess Jasmine costume from back in the day.'
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AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
Black Friday Is Coming…
Y’all make jokes, but she knows Black Friday is coming and she’ll get the last laugh when she gets those floor mats for $2.50 while you jokers are paying full retail price at $4.75.
HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL!