Mario Steams Up VULKAN Magazine
R&B singer Mario covers the newest issue of VULKAN magazine….Inside, Mario talks about gearing up to make a splash on the music scene. He dishes on the evolution of his new music, his new sound, his new music label and more:
The highlight for me would be re-introducing myself to my audience again. There’s a new generation of fans and then the ones who grew up with you. It’s about grabbing the attention of the new fans but also reminiscing with the ones who have been with me since day one. There are so many platforms these days, so how people connect is different. It’s bigger than just the music, and that’s what makes it exciting for me; to have all these ideas about things I want to do outside of music that are going to make my brand and journey more iconic
Read his full interview here.
#RHoA: Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9 Trailer Is a "Watered-Down Version" of What's to Come, Says Phaedra
Oh, you thought things couldn't get more dramatic than that Real Housewives of Atlanta season nine teaser? Well, buckle up.
According to Phaedra Parks, the trailer didn't even show the half of it. "I thought the trailer was, really, a watered-down version of what you're gonna see," she told E! News' Zuri Hall in advance of Sunday's big premiere. "Honey, it's way more explosive than that."
What, pray tell, does she mean by that tease? "Well, of course, someone's trying to blow me up." Of course.
"This year, unlike other years, you know how sometimes it's about the group dynamics and the infighting? This year, we really explore relationships and, really, the family unit. So, you see a lot with Kenya [Moore] and her lover," Phaedra revealed, teasing the trailer's drama between Kenya and her boyfriend Matt, who seems poised to reveal a rather angry side to him we didn't see last season.
Speaking of Kenya, what's all that footage in the teaser that seems to show a rekindled friendship between her and Phaedra about? "Kenya and I have had a sordid relationship," Phaedra admitted. "It's been very tumultuous at times. This year, we have found ourselves at a place of peace. When she originally came on the show, I was her friend. But, of course, you know what happens after that."
So, friends then? "I don't know. Friend is a very strong term in this circle. I would say we're having some very heartfelt moments," Phaedra teased. "You know, people have said when we're together it's like Diahann Caroll and Joan Collins, the Dynasty remix." In other words, don't expect completely smooth sailing between these two.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns tonight Sunday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
Empire' Season 3 Episode 5 'One Before Another' Shows Shine's Revenge On The Lyons; Fall Finale On Dec 14
Fans are ecstatic for the season 3 of American television drama series "Empire." The premise of the show seems to keep on getting increasingly intriguing for the viewers especially that this season is about to end on December 14.
According to a report, "Empire" season 3 episode 5 entitled "One Before Another", will feature Shine's revenge on the Lyons. Lucious' rival is set to go after him and his son Andre following a bad deal over Nessa. Meanwhile, Jamal and Hakeem may collaborate and perform together despite Jamal's fears.
Moreover, there is a good chance that Andre Lyon and Shine's sister, Nessa, may get caught in the crossfire. The two have had a lot of chemistry throughout the season and eventually hook up at the end of episode 4. However, Andre is also not doing well, as he hallucinates his dead wife Rhonda while making out with Nessa.
In the previous episode, Cookie and Angelo made some progress in their relationship, as Lucious and Andre signed Nessa to Empire live music stream by putting a gun to Shine's head.
According to TV Line, showrunner Ilene Chaiken teased that season 3 will be about "really examining the journey of Jamal's recovery. In the finale, he comes out of the hospital after being shot, but he's clearly not recovered physically, and certainly not psychically." Chaiken also revealed that Freda will continue to play a part in Season 3.
"She's part of our story. It's not over. Jamal understand she's a victim, but he still has to deal with the fact that she shot him,"Chaiken said. " It was a hugely traumatizing event that she perpetrated on him. But he believes in her and in the mission of ending the cycle. So he's going to have to do something about it."
Meanwhile, on December 14, Wednesday, Fox confirmed the "Empire" Season 3 fall finale.
The musical-drama series "Empire" now on its season 3 was created by Danny Strong and Lee Daniels. The series debuted on the Fox on January 2015 and fans have followed till date and remained faithful to the show.
Empire returns next Wednesday, November 9 on Fox.
New Music: Stevie Wonder Feat. Ariana Grande – Faith
Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande keep the “Faith” on their new collaboration.
Produced by Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco, the feel-good tune from the animated film Sing allows Wonder to break into classic Stevie. “See the girl with the diamonds on her shoes?” he sings. “She walks around like she’s got nothin’ to lose / Yes, she’s a go-getter, she’s everybody’s type / She’s a queen of the city, but she don’t believe the hype.”
Following the legendary singer, Grande delivers some stunning vocals of her own. “See the boy with the Stevie Wonder swag?” she sings. “Ain’t got a clue all the magic that he has / He’s a go-getter, he’s everybody’s type / I’ma make it my mission, make him feel alright / He’s a twelve on a ten point, rockin’ out to his joint / Just say the word ’cause I can sing all night.”
During a recent appearance on “The Tonight Show,” Ariana gushed about collaborating with her idol. “I’m done now,” she said. “I’m good now…That’s it for me. Not only did I get to sing with him, but we were in the same booth…me and Stevie Wonder arm-in-arm, holding hands in the booth, singing together, laughing, having a good time.”
Listen to FAITH HERE
The soundtrack to Sing will be available on Dec. 9, while the movie hits theaters on Dec. 21.
New Hip Hop VIDEO: Schoolboy Q Feat. E-40 – ‘Dope Dealer’
We’ve heard of a bird’s eye view, but ScHoolboy Q turns that into a weed’s eye view in his E-40-assisted “Dope Dealer” music video.
The creative Ryan Staake-directed clip follows the marijuana growing process, going through the transportation and distribution of weed as Mary Jane finds her way into Q’s studio.
Of course, the clip features plenty of smoke as Q and 40 Water deliver the Blank Face LP standout. There are also cameos from T.F. and S.Mac as well as a few strippers.
Currently, Q is on the “Blank Face World Tour” with a show tonight in Sydney, Australia. The global run ends Dec. 15 in Birmingham, U.K.
Lady Gaga Will Reportedly Play Donatella Versace in ‘American Crime Story’ Season Three
Lady Gaga will be playing legendary fashion designer Donatella Versace in the third season of American Crime Story — which will focus on the 1997 murder of Donatella’s brother, designer Gianni Versace.
via Us Weekly: As was previously announced, the 10-episode installment of the FX drama focuses on the murder of designer Gianni Versace at his Miami Beach home by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in July 1997. Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story will air after the second season of the anthology, set to focus on Hurricane Katrina. Both seasons begin filming in early 2017.
Executive producer Ryan Murphy hinted at the casting during a panel at Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest in L.A. in late October. When the panel moderator suggested that Lady Gaga would be “the perfect Donatella,” Murphy coyly replied, “Ya think?” with a grin. (The “Perfect Illusion” singer starred in the fashion label’s Spring 2014 ad campaign and has a close friendship with Donatella Versace, which she commemorated in a song called “Donatella” on her 2013 album, Artpop.)
This will not be the first time the superstar, 30, and the showrunner, 50, have teamed up. Lady Gaga has appeared on the two most recent seasons of Murphy’s American Horror Story, Hotel and Roanoke, as The Countess and Witch of the Wood, respectively. Murphy also paid homage to the hitmaker on Glee, which he cocreated, with two episodes heavily featuring her music.
The casting news comes on the heels of a phenomenal year for the triple threat, who released her fifth studio album, Joanne, in October and is preparing to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. She is also set to star in the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper.
The premiere season of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story won a total of nine Emmys in 2016, including the award for Best Limited Series. FX has yet to announce a premiere date for seasons 2 or 3.
THE INVESTIGATION IS OVER! Hillary Clinton Won’t Face Charges For New Emails
An FBI investigation into newly discovered emails potentially pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s private email server will not result in any new charges, the bureau announced on Sunday.
In a letter to Congress, FBI Director James Comey said that he was not going to revisit his prior conclusion that Clinton acted legally ― albeit carelessly ― in using a private account while she was secretary of state.
Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation. During that process we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton. I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short period of time.
The announcement comes a bit more than a week after Comey upended the presidential campaign by announcing that the FBI had discovered additional emails that were potentially pertinent to Clinton’s server.
The letter Comey sent to Congress on Oct. 28 was vague. But subsequent reports revealed that the emails had been discovered on the computer of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Agents began poring through the newly discovered emails, which were believed to number roughly 650,000. Without knowing the results, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his surrogates have asserted that there would undoubtedly be confidential communications found among the emails. They have also argued that an indictment against Clinton was surely coming, and put out television advertisements based on the new discoveries
Sunday’s announcement suggests, quite strongly, that is not the case. It was met with muted celebration from the Clinton campaign.
Vivica A. Fox’s Male Stripper Series Will Debut At The Top Of The Year
Ladies (and some gents) get ready! Vivica A. Fox will debut her new male exotic dancer reality series “Black Magic” in January 2017. And it promises to bring some nice eyecandy and plenty of drama to keep you entertained.
The actress is putting her name, her money and her reputation on the line to give women (and a few men) a night they will never forget. With a little help from her girl squad, Eurika and Kiana, Vivica auditions hundreds of hot men, narrowing it down to a group of elite eight with six-packs and moves worthy of a coveted spot in her show.
The elite eight include Michael “Bolo” Bolwaire (Atlanta), Alvester Martin (L.A.), Jonathan “Heat” Martinez (NYC), Greg "White Chocolate" Jackson (Baltimore), Mike "Profit the Problem" Strong (L.A.), Steven "Charm" Beck (Atlanta), Andrew "Penetration" Williams (L.A.), and Christian "Slo-Motion" Dennis (L.A.).
The guys must put aside their egos and personal life dramas, and give it all they have to make the magic happen. Will Vivica be able to pull it off and get Black Magic to her ultimate goal - a spot on the famous Las Vegas Strip? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Vivica’s “Black Magic” will debut on Wednesday, January 4th at 10pm ET/PT on LIFETIME. Will you be tuning in?
Box Office News: 'Doctor Strange' Ignites Box Office with $84.9 Million Opening
The domestic box office got a jolt in a very big way as Disney and Marvel's Doctor Strange led the weekend with an estimated $84.9 million followed by strong performances by both Fox and DreamWorks Animation's Trolls and Lionsgate's Hacksaw Ridge. Beyond just the wide releases, the continued expansion of A24's Moonlight also contributed to a top twelve that was up a whopping 133.6% compared to last weekend, generating over $182 million collectively and a weekend that was up 20.4% compared to last year.
Finishing atop the weekend box office, Disney and Marvel's Doctor Strange delivered as expected, with an estimated $84.9 million from 3,882 theaters. This is the tenth largest opening for a Marvel movie finishing just behind Thor: The Dark World, the only other film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to open in November.
Compared to over single-character intros in the MCU, Doctor Strange dramatically outperformed Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, which opened with $65 million and $66 million respectively, last year's release of Ant-Man, which debuted with $57 million, and The Incredible Hulk, which opened with $55.4 million in June 2008. Only Iron Man, with $98.6 million ($102.1m including previews) back in Summer 2010, had a larger opening.
They're with HER! Jay Z & Beyoncé Host Star-Studded Hillary Clinton Concert
Jay Z and Beyoncé delivered a grand, superstar-studded event in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president on Friday (Nov. 4).
Taking place at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center as a way to encourage key swing state voters, the Carters delivered hit-filled sets for the former Secretary of State’s rally after meeting with her for some laughs backstage.
Along with her backup dancers, Queen Bey wore a pantsuit, a nod to Clinton’s trademark look. She then performed “Formation,” “Freedom,” and “Run the World (Girls).” At one point, ‘Yoncé also stopped to deliver a speech about the importance of the moment.
“There was a time when a woman’s opinion did not matter. If you were black, white, Mexican, Asian, Muslim, educated, poor or rich; if you were a woman, it did not matter,” said Beyoncé. “Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. Look how far we’ve come from having no voice to being on the brink of making history again by electing the first woman president. Yes. But we have to vote. The world looks to us as a progressive country that leads change.
“Eight years ago,” she continued, “I was so inspired that my nephew, a young black child, could grow up knowing his dreams could be realized by witnessing a black president in office. Now, we have the opportunity to create more change. I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country and know that her possibilities are limitless. We have to think about the future of our daughters, of our sons, and vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do and that is why, ‘I’m with her.'”
For his part, El Presidenté Hov ran through a set that featured “Made in America,” “Run This Town,” “U Don’t Know,” “I Got the Keys,” and “Public Service Announcement.” But he really made headlines when he literally made a P.S.A. of sorts with a speech.
“Respect matters to me,” he said. “It’s such a fulfilling feeling that I had to really look into the word. ‘Re’ means again. Spect, ‘spectacle.’ It means to look again. When I look at you, I see your appearance. But when I get to know you, I know who you are and [then] all of those things disappear: no color, no gender, no social status. The soul is colorless.
“I want to grow up in a world,” he continued, “where our daughter has no limitation. She feels like she can be whatever she wants to be in the world. This other guy [referring to Republican nominee Donald Trump], I don’t have no ill will towards him, but his conversation is divisive and that’s not an evolved soul to me so he cannot be my president. He cannot be our president. Once you divide us, you weaken us. We’re stronger together.”
After introducing Clinton as “the next president of the United States,” the Democratic candidate had a few words of her own. Still, she borrowed some lines from Jigga’s appearance on Jeezy’s “My President (Remix).”
“Jay memorably said something we should all recall,” Clinton exclaimed. “‘Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk / Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run / Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly!’ We have unfinished business to do, more barriers to break, and with your help, a glass ceiling to crack once and for all.”
The event, which aired on CNN, also included performances by Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, and Big Sean.
Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Kim Kardashian’s bodyguard fired over Paris robbery
The fallout from the now famous robbery of Kim Kardashian continues. Kanye West fired bodyguard Pascal Duvier, who has been with the famous duo since 2014 and in the past received high praise both from Kanye and Kim. That all changed after a dramatic armed robbery in Paris in which Kardashian had a gun put to her head while the thieves stole millions of dollars in jewelry. The thieves are suspected to be members of an international robbery crew known as the Pink Panther Gang.
During the robbery, Duvier was at a party protecting Kim’s sisters Kourtney and Kendall and was later alerted to the event. A shaken Kim later left Paris for her home in New York for an emotional meeting with Kanye.
Since the incident she has rarely been seen in public and her security detail has increased. She was at a private party of 20 and brought along three $100-hour off-duty cops in addition to a personal bodyguard of her sisters. According to sources, the security teams almost out outnumbered the guests.
A shift in the mood of concern over his wife and children’s safety was noted by unnamed sources with media outlet Entertainment Tonight. The source allegedly stated “Pascal, along with a couple other security members of their team, were recently let go by Kim and Kanye. It’s a pretty tough situation overall and they love Pascal, but they couldn’t take any more chances.”
Duvier, who is a father of two and has run his own security company for 19 years, has also worked for megastars that include Fergie, Will.i.am, the Pussycat Dolls, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Lana del Rey and Katy Perry. Before the robbery, Duvier filed for bankruptcy claiming he was unable to pay any debts.
EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Mr Thick Man
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Woody’s Anal Moon Party huh? Sounds like some sort of like action Toy Story porno.
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