The Daily Buzz For Jan 23

First Look At Susan Sarandon And Jessica Lange As Bette Davis And Joan Crawford In ‘Feud’
Ryan Murphy's new anthology series premieres March 5 on FX.
Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange are set to star as bitter rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Ryan Murphy’s new anthology series Feud.

The two award-winning actresses landed the cover of Entertainment Weekly, posing as their upcoming characters.
According to NewNowNext, the series will chronicle the rivalry between the pair during the height of their success in the 1930s and 40s.
Their ongoing, bitter feud continued through to the 60s when they co-starred in the 1962 classic film, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
The movie was a huge hit but the drama heightened when Davis was nominated for an Oscar and Crawford wasn’t.
Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon will be joined by Alfred Molina, Sarah Paulson, Catherine Zeta Jones and Stanley Tucci.

IT'S NOW HAVE BEEN SET! Patriots vs. Falcons will BATTLE in Super Bowl 51
After a blowout win in the NFC Championship, the Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1999.
The Falcons have done it with offense, and have scored at least 30 points in six straight games. The Falcons were favored in 12 of their 18 games this season, and have only failed to cover the spread three times since November.

Now the Falcons will take on the Patriots, who are in the Super Bowl for the seventh time since 2001.
New England defeated the Steelers in the AFC Conference Championship, and Tom Brady is in pursuit of his fifth Super Bowl win. The Patriots were a Vegas favorite this season, and were only underdogs Week One- when Tom Brady was suspended against Arizona. They’ve been the favorite in 17 straight games, and they covered the spread in seven straight games heading into the AFC Championship.

In the Matt Ryan era in Atlanta, the Falcons don’t have much experience with the Patriots. They’ve met just once since Ryan took over the starting QB job in 2011, with the Falcons losing at home to New England 30-23.


#RHoA: Ladies ‘fear for safety’ over Porsha Williams anger issues, says Cynthia Bailey
Porsha Williams’s alleged anger management issues come to the fore on this week’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta — as it emerges her outbursts have left some of the other ladies fearing for their safety.
The revelation comes as the ladies sit down with Porsha to discuss going on a camping trip together after a successful trip to Flint, Michigan, to take part in Phaedra Parks’s summer camp.
It doesn’t take long for the subject of Porsha’s reported anger issues to come up, when Kenya Moore reveals Phaedra has told her about Porsha attending anger management classes.

Porsha is pretty p***ed that Phaedra has said that to the others, but Kenya then questions her saying: “Is that something you don’t want us to know about?
“Because there was that whole incident with you and Jami [Ziegler, her marketing manager who she allegedly attacked at the RHOA Christmas party]. We never got a real explanation about where it all came from.”
Cynthia Bailey then says in a private chat with producers: “Porsha’s had three physical altercations. So some of the girls are a little 15.”
Porsha is taken aback by the sudden all-round attack on her, saying: “I am feeling completely ambushed right now.”
But Kenya then starts to question whether the supposed anger management classes are really working for Porsha, referencing their row in 2014 during that season’s reunion special when Kenya was attacked by Porsha. Kenya says: “So the anger management isn’t working for you?”

But Porsha then hits back at Kenya, saying: “The feeling I’m getting from you is just very…negative.”
Also on this week’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, Phaedra and Kenya make amends to their friendship when they make the journey to Flint together — describing their road trip as “like Thelma & Louise”.

Cythia also settles herself in at Kandi Burruss’s house, Bob (who as usual is endlessly sweating) tries his best to win back Sheree with some bizarre cabaret, and Porsha starts to worry about herself and Todd.

Taraji P. Henson, Jim Parsons buy out theaters for free Hidden Figures screenings
Taraji P. Henson and Jim Parsons are paying it forward.

After audiences catapulted their crowd-pleasing hit Hidden Figures to No. 1 at the domestic box office for two consecutive weeks, its stars have taken turns buying out screenings of the film and offering the tickets to low-income moviegoers.
According to an email obtained by The A.V. Club, Henson, who lives in Chicago, wanted to “share the film with people in her adopted hometown who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to see it,” and bought out a 2 p.m. show at the city’s AMC Ford City 14 location.
When reached for comment, theater staff told EW that Henson purchased the theater’s largest auditorium, which boasts 211 seats — 210 of which were filled for the presentation.

Octavia Spencer, widely considered to be in the running to receive her second best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her work on the film, previously provided free tickets to Los Angelenos over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend.
Via her Twitter account, Spencer also thanked Hidden Figures costar Jim Parsons Friday for reportedly giving away tickets to a Houston showing of the prospective awards contender.
 “I work w/ the most generous people. thx #jimparsons,” she wrote.

Hidden Figures, which has grossed $84.3 million in North America thus far, is now playing in theaters nationwide.

New Music: Demetria Mckinnney – Easy
Singer/actress Demetria McKinnney is back with a confident new single titled “Easy,” but she’s letting any suitors know that getting with her won’t be the title of the song.
“Want to be my number 1? / We can be together, we can fall in love / It just ain’t that easy,” she sings on the chorus, after letting the boys know that she isn’t stuck up, but she knows her worth.
“I know my worth / Boy you gotta put me first / I ain’t no sucka chick, I ain’t picky, I just know what’s best for me / I can’t let nobody get the best of me / Part-time love ain’t my destiny,” Demetria sings.

“Easy” is the first single off McKinney’s forthcoming album Officially Yours, which is coming soon.

Take a listen HERE

New Hip Hop Music from Lloyd Banks – ‘Toxic’
Lloyd Banks gets “Toxic” for the ninth edition of his #BlueFridaySeries.
Produced by Asethic, the hard-hitting track finds Blue Hefner boasting about his status while coming to grips with “complex” situations.
“You’ll never understand, it’s complex,” he raps. “My ni**as known for fu**ing shit up, avoid the bomb threats / Lost in the system, losing my mind next / Out here, No. 1, it ain’t a contest.”

“Toxic” follows last week’s “Temptation,” another potent cut. “You don’t know what the f**k it took to get here,” Banks raps on the piano-laden banger. “How I’m gon’ lose it?”

Prior to that, the Punchline King also released “History 2,” “Champagne and Caviar,” “Remain Calm,” and the Big K.R.I.T. and Curren$y-assisted “Change Lanes” as part of the ongoing #BlueFridaySeries.

The World Attend The Women’s March!
Hollywood celebrities came out in full force Saturday, a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, to participate in women’s marches in Washington, DC, LA, NYC and other cities.
Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Madonna, Willow Smith, Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross Alicia Keys & Janelle Monae
Celebs in Washington, DC included Madonna, America Ferrara, Maxwell, Cher, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Amy Schumer, Janelle Monae and others.
In New York, Whoopi Goldberg, Rihanna, Helen Mirren and Cynthia Nixon joined protestors. In LA, celebs including Ariana Grande, Yara Shahidi, Tracee Ellis Ross, Aja Naomi King, Alfred Enoch, Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox, Yvette Nicole Brown, Mindy Kaling, Willow Smith, Miley Cyrus, Jane Fonda were spotted. At Sundance, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, C
They also attended worldwide! 

Keke Palmer Accuses Trey Songz Of ‘Sexual Intimidation’ In Unauthorized Music Video
Shortly after appearing in the music video for Trey Songz and Fabolous’ MIKExANGEL-assisted “Pick Up the Phone,” Keke Palmer says her cameo was not approved. Moreover, she said it was another example of women being treated unfairly.
“This is preposterous,” she wrote on Instagram. “How am I in this video Trey? After you found me in a closet HIDING because I was so afraid of anymore conflict. Literally my last option was to hide because you all would not listen when I said I did not want to be in the video the FIRST time.”

In the post, Keke also claimed she was disrespected and sexually intimidated at the party. “Just cause you give someone food and alcohol and throw in a little sexual intimidation doesn’t mean they will buckle,” Palmer wrote. “Yet, you still disrespected me as a young women, whom you’ve known since she was TWELVE. YOU STILL, defied my wishes and in turn showed your lack of respect for a brand that took me fourteen years to build and put me in the video against my wishes.
Palmer appears in the video while MIKExANGEL sings about how he’ll “palm her pussy like Keke.” Soon after he sings the lyric, Palmer appears to be taking selfies near the singer. In her post, Palmer reveals those scenes were “secretly filmed.”

“I clearly said no,” she wrote. “And you said okay, yet I was being secretly filmed when you told me ‘let me just show you the idea’?? Wow…this is the sexism and misogyny I refer to because if I was a dude, he wouldn’t have even tried me like this. Let this be a lesson to all, I’m not for the bullshit. I’m serious about my business and you will not use my likeness without MY permission. When you in front of a boss you treat them like one, like I treat YOU. NO MEANS NO!!!!!!! People have to listen to women and stop questioning them and their intelligence. Speak up, cause when you look someone in the face and they say ‘I understand. You don’t have to feel pressured to do the video’ and they STILL put you in it, it is a violation. It would be great to be able to handle these things privately but why when they aren’t respected?”
In video messages, Keke explained that she was under the influence at the party where the music video was shot. But she also said she was anxious due to pressure. “I hid in the closet because I was so afraid,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do. I really don’t like conflict. It was just too much. I started to feel overwhelmed.”
“I have suffered with anxiety most of my life, I did not go to high school, I am a bit socially inept,” she added in a caption. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter, what matters is I said ‘no.’ After all that dramatic shit I still wound up in the video somehow. P.S. Don’t feel bad about saying how you feel.”
Songz responded with a series of posts on social media. “Babygirl buggin,” he tweeted. “Point blank period. Got my number, coulda called, saw the cameras and the lights, heard action…I don’t do this twitter shit, girl you know me and got my number fuck outta here.
 “So sorry for those that believe everything without knowing anything,” he continued on Instagram. “However, I cannot devote my life to responding to, or clearing up every side of every story you hear about me, when would I actually live? I know my character, I know my truth, I know my heart. God does too. Words to anyone who’s being tested right now…I feel you, it’ll pass, I’ve been in a million storms…they all pass. Don’t let the noisy thoughts of others drown your inner voice, or inner peace for that matter.”

He added hashtags to his post like: “#iwrotethisontheyacht #lmao #ididnotwritethisontheyacht #aintersgonnaaint #itwasallgoodjustaweekago #longasspost #gotrealproblemskeeppettyshitoffmyline.”

Watch the video in question for “Pick Up the Phone” off Trey and Fabolous’ Trappy New Years project HERE

BLOOP! Stacey Dash Got Fired From Fox News!
Just when Stacey Dash thought her job was secure with Trump getting into the highest office, not so much.
The Hill reports Fox News decided not to renew a few contracts, including hers.  Longtime political commentator George Will, Republican strategist Ed Rollins and actress Stacey Dash won't be entering the Fox News building again, this according to a network spokesperson.

50-Year-Old Stacey was signed by the network in 2014 and appeared on the daily afternoon show "Outnumbered."

Box office report: Split stuns with $40.2 million opening weekend
M. Night Shyamalan is in the midst of a massive big-screen resurgence.
Following the unexpected success of his 2015 thriller The Visit, Shyamalan, once touted as the next Steven Spielberg, has again bounced back from a downward trajectory — which saw poor critical reviews and diminishing box office returns for films like Lady in the Water, The Happening, and After Earth — as his James McAvoy thriller Split gives the writer-director one of the best opening weekends among his 19-year filmography.

At 3,038 theaters, Split premieres to a solid B+ grade on CinemaScore and an astounding $40.2 million in ticket sales — more than the debut grosses of The Sixth Sense ($26.7 million) and Unbreakable ($30.3 million). The film opened Friday in 20 international markets, which stacked an additional $5.8 million on top of the film’s North American earnings for a global tally of $46 million with a further 44 territories on deck in the coming months. 
 At a distant second on the domestic chart is Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which makes a decent $20 million over its first three days some 15 years after the series’ first installment. Diesel, who’s since evolved into a minted genre staple, took a risk in returning to the xXx action franchise he launched in 2002, as the film’s Ice Cube-fronted sequel, subtitled State of the Union, flopped with $26.8 million in 2005. Return of Xander Cage struck a chord with its target audience as well, scoring an A- from polled moviegoers, according to CinemaScore.
While it missed the top spot in the U.S., Return of Xander Cage is the No. 1 film at the worldwide box office after earning $50.5 million overseas. The flick climbed to the top of 32 international charts, including Russia, France, Germany, and Mexico. It opens in Korea, China, and Japan in the weeks ahead.
Fox’s Hidden Figures continues riding the word-of-mouth wave, finishing its third weekend in wide release at No. 3 with an estimated $16.3 million. The ensemble drama, about three black NASA mathematicians who made substantial contributions to the U.S. space program amid the era of racial segregation, has earned a glowing $84.2 million thus far and is pacing to easily clear the $100 million mark by the end of its theatrical run.

Rounding out the top five are Illumination and Universal’s animated family musical Sing — spending its fifth straight week in the top four — and the current best picture frontrunner La La Land, which adds an estimated $8.4 million to its ballooning total two days before it’s set to earn double-digit Oscar nominations.

He Put A Ring On It: Tika Sumpter Is Engaged!
The super-private actress shared the happy news just months after giving birth to her first child.
The gorgeous Tika Sumpter is engaged!
The new mom broke the news on The Real, calling the occasion “simple and awesome.” The episode is set to air Monday.
Loni Love noticed the ring on Sumpter’s finger, and straight up asked her if she was engaged.
“Yeah,” Sumpter responded laughing. "Yeah, I'm engaged!"
And who is the lucky guy to nail down this beauty? The Haves and Have Nots actress has kept her relationship of two years private, even through the pregnancy and birth of her first child Ella-Loren last year. 
She is rumored to be dating her The Have and Have Nots co-star Nick James (plus he did post an Instagram of a baby's hand a couple of weeks ago!!).
The engagement took place on Christmas Day, Sumpter explained, with her now-fiance first hiding a letter behind their daughter -- who was celebrating his first Christmas.
“It was a letter of just beauty,” she said, “and [then] he proposed!”
The Southside With You actress told Fit Pregnancy last year that social media was a reason she stayed quiet about her pregnancy and the baby's father.
“I didn't want to hear, 'Who's the dad?'” said Sumpter, “Social media can be harsh, and I'm a mama bear, protective of my family. So that's why I waited to tell people, including some of my friends.”
Apparently, the fiance had been holding onto the ring for a while, trying to find the right moment to propose, Sumpter told The Real hosts

“It’s been burning a hole in his pocket for a while,” she said excitedly.
Congrats to Sumpter, and her soon-to-be hubby!

iLoveMakonnen Announces He’s Gay
iLoveMakonnen, the rapper and singer who had everyone going up on a “Tuesday,” announced he’s gay on Twitter.
With all due respect, many of us already knew that. But, it’s good he’s living freely in his truth.
Peep his tweets below.
Makonnen is the second rapper this week to come out.

On the eve of his 21st birthday, Chance The Rapper‘s little brother, Taylor Bennett, announced he is bisexual.

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