The Daily Buzz for Jan 9

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer & Janelle Monáe Cover Parade Magazine
Hidden Figures star trio of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe land yet another cover.Checkout the bombshell actresses on the cover of Parade Magazine.
Read the full story here.

#RHoA: Kandi Burruss Posts Cute Collage For Her Baby Son's Birthday
Happy birthday to little Ace! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss took to Instagram to celebrate a special family moment. The 40-year-old's little boy, Ace Wells Tucker, turned one — and the reality star couldn't resist sharing a sweet collage to ring in his birthday.
"[Ace] has brought so much joy to my life," she wrote. "Seeing him brightens up my day everyday. I can't believe it's been a year already!"

Ace is the first child for the star and her husband, Todd Tucker. The star is also mom to daughter Riley, 14, and Todd is dad to daughter Kaela, 20.
When the little one joined the reality family last year, the proud parents gushed over their miracle baby and revealed that they “went over a lot of hurdles to conceive” him using IVF.
“We really worked hard for Ace,” Kandi said. Looks like he was worth the wait!

HUH? Taraji P Henson Doesn’t Want Hidden Figures To Be Labeled A ‘Black’ Movie
Hidden Figures stars Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae cover Parade Magazine’s January issue. The powerful three star together as three brilliant African-American women who break gender and race lines while serving as the brains behind John Glenn‘s launch into space – but they do not want the film to be labeled as a “black movie.”
 “It’s a label — a bad label,” Taraji told the mag. “Black people understand what we say when we say ‘black movie,’ but Hollywood cannot put that label on it. Yes, they are brilliant African-American females, and all of that should be celebrated. No matter what your color is, you should be able to look at these women as heroes. These are our new superheroes.”
“This movie is important because sisterhood is important. I don’t think these women — Katherine, Mary and Dorothy— would have accomplished such an extraordinary thing if they didn’t have the support of each other,” Janelle added.

Do you agree with Taraji? I don’t.

New Music from Bell Biv Devoe Feat. SWV – Finally
The ultimate ’90s collabo has finally happened! Bell Biv DeVoe have released their latest single “Finally” and it features fellow ’90s R&B icons, SWV.  Opposite of their Biggie inspired single, “Run,” “Finally” is a sweet ballad about finding love that lasts. Reminiscent of the ’90s with a 2017 twist, old and new school fans will dig this feel good groove.

Ricky and Coco pledge devotion to each other as he sings to her, “You give me everything so I’mma give you more … when you Finally get it right …that’s how it feels when I’m with you.” She responds with her signature lilt, “You are so secure and I mean that / Some reciprocation is all that I’ve been missing / I’ve found myself in you … I’d be proud to say  ‘I do…”
This is definitely a dope marketing move by both groups as they are currently on tour together. The New Edition three-day biopic is set to start airing on BET January 24 and BBD’s first album in 15 years Three Stripes, is due out on January 27.  SWV was profiled on the season premiere of TV One’s “Unsung” this past Wednesday (Jan. 4).

“Finally” is available on iTunes now. Stream it HERE via Spotify.

New Hip Hop Music from Trina Feat. Tory Lanez – ‘Damn’
Trina celebrates the booty on her new banger featuring Tory Lanez.

Over a soulful sample, the Toronto crooner kicks things off before Trina responds. “Ass on ‘What the f**k I got up in them jeans,’ boy,” raps the Baddest Bitch. “Goddamn, how the fuck it’s bustin’ out the seams, boy? Jumpin’ up and down, just to fit it in my jeans, boy.”
Trina is currently working on her first album since’s 2010’s Amazin’. Just last month, she dropped her Dynasty 6 EP.
For Tory, this comes on the heels of two mixtapes, Chixtape 4 and The New Toronto 2.

Listen to “Damn” with Trina and Tory HERE

Box Office News: ‘Hidden Figures’ Comes in at a STRONG #2
Domestic weekend estimates are in, but the full story won't be told until actuals arrive Monday afternoon as the top two films are within a mere fraction of one another as severe winter weather had a clear effect on this weekend's grosses. For the time being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story holds the top spot over Fox's expanded release of Hidden Figures by less than $200,000.

Hidden Figures expanded nationwide this weekend into 2,471 theaters (+2,446) and finished with an impressive $21.8 million. One factor contributing to the questions surrounding not only its weekend gross, but the weekend gross for all films in release, is several theaters in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Virginia and parts of the Deep South either closed early yesterday or shut down completely as a result of severe winter weather. Nevertheless, Hidden Figures is off to an excellent start and its future looks bright after receiving an "A+" CinemaScore from Friday audiences and a 5/5 from PostTrak. The films demographic breakdown as 64% female vs. 36% male with 56% of the audience coming in under the age of 35. Additionally, 43% of the audience was Caucasian, 37% African American and 13% Hispanic.

The Full List is as follows 
1 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story$21,972,000     
2 Hidden Figures $21,800,000
3 Sing $19,573,670
4 Underworld : Blood  $13,100,000  
5 La La Land $51,656,587
6 Passengers (2016)  $80,893,043
7 Why Him? $48,559,553
8 Moana  $225,394,182  -          
9 Fences $40,663,264   
10 Assassin's Creed $49,505,783

WOW! More whites went to see this film than Blacks? #SMH😒! At any rate Congrats on the success thus far!

Here Are Your 2017 Golden Globes Winners!
It was a night full of surprises Sunday at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. La La Land emerged as the night's big winner, snagging awards in all seven categories it was nominated in and setting a new record for the most Golden Globes won by a film in a year. FX's breakout hit Atlanta also scooped up unexpected victories for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for its creator and star Donald Glover. Other shockers included a lot of love for AMC's miniseries The Night Manager, and Isabelle Huppert besting Natalie Portman and winning Best Actress in a Drama for Elle.

See the full winners list below:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Manchester by the Sea
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
La La Land
20th Century Women
Sing Street
Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Ruth Negga, Loving
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Emma Stone, La La Land
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Denzel Washington, Fences
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Dev Patel, Lion
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Best Director, Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Manchester by the Sea
La La Land
Hell or High Water
Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
La La Land
Hidden Figures

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life As a Zucchini

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
"Can't Stop the Feeling," Trolls
"City of Stars," La La Land
"Faith," Sing
"Gold," Gold
"How Far I'll Go," Moana

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Divines, France
Elle, France
Neruda, Chile
The Salesman, Iran/France
Toni Erdmann, Germany

Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J. Simpson

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Nick Nolte, Graves

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Lithgow, The Crown

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Claire Foy, The Crown
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Catriona Balfe, Outlander
Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish


Lil Mo Asks For Prayers After Devastating Family Tragedy
R&B singer Lil Mo shocks fans after revealing horrifying tragedy in her family...
No further details have been released.

Viola Davis Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Viola Davis was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (Jan 5).
The beloved actress was joined by her husband, Julius Tennon, and their beautiful daughter, Genesis, on her special day.
Viola’s “How To Get Away with Murder” co-stars, the cast of Fences, and her dear friend, Meryl Streep, came out to show their support for the incomparable actress.

Chris Brown Booted from Gym Basketball Court After Confrontation.
Chris Brown in hot water after he cussed out a manager at an NYC Gym.
According to TMZ reports, Chris Brown cussed out a manager of an NYC gym and spit at the door on the way out after a confrontation during a basketball game.

Sources present at Life Time Athletic tell TMZ … Chris and his crew were on the basketball court, playing loud music and hurling insults and swear words during the action.  We’re told members complained and a manager walked over and asked the group to tone it down.

Mariah Carey’s Former Creative Director Speaks Out About Reports Saying He Was Fired Over Mimi’s NYE Performance.
On January 4th, ET has learned that the “Emotions” singer is no longer working with her longtime creative director and tour choreographer/dancer, Anthony Burrell.
“He’s not being brought back [in 2017] for a number of reasons,” a source close to Carey told ET on Tuesday. The source claims that part of the reason for Burrell’s departure is due to a placement decision he allegedly made without the approval of Carey or her management team.

Here’s an update on that…
Anthony Burrell tells Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans that while he has left his longtime job with Mimi, his exit isn’t related to her botched performance. And he's already contracted with another pop star whom he can't mention at this time.

Your Thoughts?

‘Moonlight’ Named Best Picture By National Society Of Film Critics
The National Society of Film Critics have picked its top films of 2016, and the big winner today is writer-director Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed coming of age drama Moonlight, which has won the NSFC’s top honor, Best Picture, as well as Best Director for Jenkins. Moonlight beat out runners-up Manchester By The Sea and La La Land to take both prizes.

But that’s not all. Surprising no one, Moonlight also nabbed a Supporting Actor win for Mahershala Ali, widely considered since the film’s debut to be the front runner in the category at the Academy Awards. Ali faced strong competition, with Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) coming in as runners up. And finally, Moonlight has won for Best Cinematography, beating out Silence and, yep, La La Land.

Dolce & Gabbana Designer’s Melania Trump Remark Angers Gay Fans
Melania Trump’s decision to wear a Dolce & Gabbana dress to a New Year’s Eve celebration has sparked a firestorm of controversy.
A number of high-profile fashion designers, including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet, have publicly refused to dress the incoming first lady. In contrast, Stefano Gabbana happily posted a photo of Trump wearing the dress, which retails for $2,995 at Saks Fifth Avenue, to his Instagram account, with the hashtags #DGwoman and #madeinitaly.

Naturally, the Jan. 2 post instantly divided Gabbana’s Instagram followers. In particular, some interpreted the openly gay designer’s post as an endorsement of Donald Trump, and blasted Gabbana for what they perceived as his support of a president-elect who ran on an explicitly anti-LGBTQ platform.
“Many gays, minorities and others fear legislation that will take away freedoms. If it were Mrs. Reagan, Bush or Obama (either party) no one on either side would mind,” one user wrote. “But this is offensive to the core.” Added another: “Sad when a gay designer doesn’t care about other groups being repressed.”

As it turned out, that last remark was too much for Gabbana, who fired back at the user, “Dont call me gay please!! I’m a man!!! Who I love its my private life [sic].”
It’s unclear how the 54-year-old native Italian speaker intended the response to be interpreted. Still, a number of LGBTQ publications, including The Advocate and Queerty, saw Gabbana’s clap back was tone-deaf in its apparent dismissal of “gay.”
It wouldn’t be the first time that the designer has angered the queer community. In 2015, he and his design partner, Domenico Dolce, faced a backlash after claiming that children of same-sex parents were “children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteruses for rent, semen chosen from a catalog” in an interview with Italy’s Panorama magazine.

Dolce went even further, adding, “I am gay, I cannot have a child. I guess you cannot have everything in life. Life has a natural course, some things cannot be changed. One is the family.”
Months later, the men issued an emotional apology. “When they ask if I wanted to be a parent, I say yes, of course, why not? But it’s not possible in Italy,” Gabbana told Vogue in a September 2015 interview. “I had thought of going to California and having a baby, but I couldn’t bring the baby back to Italy, because you need the mother’s passport. I asked about adoption in Italy. It’s very hard for a straight couple here — imagine if you are gay!”

It’s unclear how this latest debacle will pan out, but here’s to hoping that Dolce & Gabbana consider the power of their words when speaking on LGBTQ issues in the future. 

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