The Daily Buzz For Feb 7

A Salute to 5 Powerful Women: Jennifer Lopez, Donatella Versace, Kate Moss, Taraji P. Henson, and Jessica Chastain for W Magazine!
W's March 2017 cover stars Donatella Versace, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lopez, Taraji P. Henson, and Kate Moss come from diverse backgrounds but share the drive to “own” who they are, and to advocate for women in their respective professions.

Tarji P. Henson proves that age truly ain’t nothing but a number as she dominates the latest cover of W Magazine. As if Taraji P. Henson on one magazine cover wasn’t enough, the issue actually includes a total of 5 cover stars. Joining J. Lo and Cookie is fashion priestess Donatella Versace legendary supermodel Kate Moss, and award winning actress Jessica Chastain. Lensed by fashion wonder boys Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and styled by Fashion Director, Edward Enninful, this is one insanely hot cover story.
On the cover, the 5 women pose in a powerful group portrait styled in sexy all black Versace looks. Inside the issue each woman gets her own time in front of the camera.

Taraji P. Henson channels her inner Cookie Lyon for her images. Styled in a black Lanvin mini-dress, Henson smolders in a glamorous beauty image. The scene is cinematic. A real parallel to to the life of 47 year-old Taraji P. Henson today who group up in a rough part of Washington D.C. The Hidden Figures actress also opens up and discusses everything from being a single mother to being considered a late bloomer. “This is the life I always saw for myself,” she says. “You have to see yourself inside the dream, you know? Why you gonna do something to fail? No, baby, that ain’t me! I always wanted to be one of the big dogs,” she adds.

Henson also comments on the current conditions for black women in film. “I don’t know. It’s been great for me! I own six properties, I’m out of the hood, and my son don’t know the hood.” she reflects. “Now, have they put all the zeroes on my check that I deserve? That’s the question, but not even for me because I don’t write the checks. I just keep working hard, knowing it will come.” she continues.

#RHoA: Shade: Kandi Burruss Says Phaedra Parks Should Be Downgraded
Kandi Burruss was a co-host on The Real on Friday and while she was there, she used the opportunity to throw major shade at Phaedra Parks. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star claims that Phaedra doesn’t deserve to hold a peach anymore. Burruss charged that Parks has no storyline, no husband, and not even a boyfriend and that she should be listed as a friend of the cast rather than a full cast member.
It all started when Jeannie Mai pulled up some tea from the comments section of Kandi Burruss’ Facebook. Underneath a preview for an upcoming RHOA episode that Kandi posted, someone wrote a comment that said, “So over Kandi and her rude behavior. She doing anything for a paycheck and keep using Phaedra name as a storyline.”

Jeannie asked Kandi if she wanted to “hit reply” on that comment and naturally, Kandi offered up a comment. She wanted to let the RHOA fan who shaded her know that she doesn’t have to film the Bravo hit in order to collect a check. Kandi then suggested that anyone questioning her net worth do a quick google search on her to verify that she has multiple checks coming in and she does.

Don’t forget that Kandi Burruss was a successful recording artist and songwriter long before joining the RHOA cast. Not only did she sing alongside Tiny Harris in Xscape, but she also penned hits for superstars like Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Pink, and more.

After reminding everyone watching The Real that she is wealthy without the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi went on to question why and how she would use Phaedra for a storyline. It can be assumed that they meant all the drama Kandi has been dealing with over the Porsha Williams kiss and the alleged affair with her friend Shamea Morton. It’s no secret that Porsha and Phaedra are best buds, having earned the nickname “Frick and Frack.” Due to that, Phaedra has also spent the season taking shots at Kandi after all the drama so it’s actually safer to say that Phaedra might be using Kandi for a storyline.

“I don’t see a boyfriend, I don’t see any work getting done. I don’t see nothing. I saw one charity event, but other than that, it’s like a friend of the show at this point.”
It looks like Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams have been giving Kandi Burruss a hard time all season on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but that doesn’t stop her from taking a few jabs as well.

Aside from beefing with Kandi Burruss on Season 9 of RHOA, Phaedra Parks has been dealing with the fallout from divorcing Apollo Nida and some of that is supposed to play out on the show as well. To beef up Phaedra’s anemic story, Bravo producers brought in Apollo’s new fiance, Sherien Almufti. There was even a bit of drama with Almufti when her ex started complaining about her pulling their child out of school to go film in Atlanta with the RHOA camera crews. He also voiced his anger over Sherien taking their daughter to prison to visit with Apollo Nida.
It seems that if Phaedra Parks did want to add a little energy to her storyline, now that her divorce from Apollo Nida is final, she needs to go find a new man. The Kandi Burruss lesbian affair drama is played out and it really does look like she is using Kandi for ratings rather than sharing her own life.

Do you agree with Kandi Burruss?

#EMPIRE: Cookie Lyon Wield a Baseball Bat in a new Promo for ‘Empire’
When Empire returns from its three-month hiatus in late March, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) will have upgraded from a broom to a baseball bat.

In a new promo Cookie smashes up Empire Entertainment headquarters and passionately makes out with Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) to the soundtrack of Haddaway’s 1993 hit “What Is Love.”

Watch the brand new Empire promo HERE
Empire returns with brand new episodes March 22.

New Music Video: Omarion – BDY On Me
Omarion heads to the homeland in the brand new video for his latest Reason‘s release “BDY On Me.”
Filmed in Cape Town, the R&B star does his thing in front of a beautiful sunset colored sky by ocean cliffs, while singing the bass heavy jam that borrows from Next’s classic single “Too Close.”

“Baby when we’re grinding, I get so excited / The way you’re feelin’ on me / Won’t you put me on / Put your body on me,” he sings. As the sun sets O hosts an intimate house party with friends and some sexy ladies.

“All night’s just fine / Anytime’s a good time / And pour a drink or two, ’cause you know we got things to do,” he sings as two get naked in the bedroom, while one joins him in a bathtub.
Omarion is prepping for the release of his fifth studio album Reasons, which follows 2014’s Sex Playlist.

Check out his sexy new song and video HERE

Hip Hop History: Brand Nubian Drops ‘In God We Trust’ 24 Years Ago
This week in 1993, Brand Nubian released their sophomore album, In God We Trust on Elektra Records as a follow up to their five mic classic All For One.

With Grand Puba embarking on a solo career and a year into the success of his Reel to Reel album, Sadat X and Lord Jamar kept it all mathematical, dropping the science taught by the 5% Nation, which was the original objective of the four man squad from New Rochelle, New York. Whether they were proudly saluting the 5% by singing their rendition of the Nation’s anthem”The Enlightener”, police brutality “Black and Blue” or just beating down punks “Punks Jump Up”, the Native Tongues affiliates always bring their lyrical A game to the table when it’s time to go in the booth.

Salute to Sadat and Lord J for this timeless classic!

Very Sad.. Jamie Lynn Spears Daughter Maddie Seriously Hurt in ATV Accident.
Keep this family in your thoughts and prayers!

Jamie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter Maddie was badly hurt in an ATV accident Sunday, and we’re told her condition is extremely serious.
Several sources in Kentwood, Louisiana tell TMZ, Maddie was on a Polaris off road vehicle when it flipped over.  We’re told she was under water for several minutes and unconscious.

Our sources say she was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

We’re told Jamie Lynn was not with her daughter when the accident occurred.  And, we’re told, Maddie was involved in a hunting expedition at the time of the accident.

Lil Mo Speaks Out About Getting Fired: ‘I Tried To Be Harriet Tubman’
Lil Mo is speaking out after she was fired from her morning show gig at 93.9 WKYS.
In a post on her Instagram page, Mo said, “When God removes YOU don’t you ever question, just GO!!!!!”

She went on to say she “tried to be Harriet Tubman,” but she was in a toxic situation.
Alhamdulillah for everything. You think you know. But let ME tell it!! When God removes YOU don’t you ever question, just GO!!!!! People wish they could escape but they are stuck. And that is what makes situations TOXIC!! I tried to be Harriet Tubman and sh*t because I listened to the daily woes and how much they would complain. Yet they stay. πŸ˜” in that I realized some things are ALL some people have. I talk to God ALOT. Like how I talk to YOU. I be cussin and I say OOPS sorry you know my ❤️. My truest ambition is to help and to sing. I had to choose. Thank you @mznatina for saving me from doing something DUMB. πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ thanks to all that reached out.
Thanks to my past, you didn’t break me. You PUSHED me to be better. I use to be sooooo scared of success. It is not measured by what one has but it is what one is willing to sacrifice. I became complacent with a JOB to have legit paperwork. But NOTHING I’ve acquired came from that. I was and will always be LIL MO. That’s my REAL job. I accept and am actually relieved by the fact someone leaked an email that was supposed to be confidential. That goes to show I was amongst πŸ€πŸ€. I would NEVER leak what I have in my possession. But I will damn sure send to someone else to 🀣. Nah but in reality it’s time for me to level up. I’m NO fool. I’ve been through worse, from greater.. I’m actually wiser than I even give myself credit for. I have an amazing heart and great ideas. Believe me, you will be peeking. Numbers don’t lie. Love always, Meezy πŸ˜˜

CHILE….Your thoughts?

Keshia Knight Pulliam Says A Hospital Worker Mistook Her As A Mother In Need After Giving Birth
Recently we all learned that actress Keshia Knight Pulliam gave birth to her baby girl Ella Grace.
The actress talked about her labor and delivery experience during a new episode of her podcast “Kandidly Keisha.”

According to E News, while speaking about her experience, she talked about how a lactation specialist had mistaken her for a mother that was in need after giving birth to her baby girl.
She said, “Bless this old little lady’s heart. This old little white lady…she’s like about 70 years old.”
Keshia pointed out that the specialist handed her a pamphlet, which is a part of the hospitals standard procedure for new mothers. However, she said that the specialist turned to a certain page that listed about 30 different numbers and resources for mothers.

Keshia felt offended when the specialist said, “Yes we have some great programs that you may want to take advantage of that you may need. Um, WIC is a great program. I don’t know if you have insurance.”

Keshia then continued, “So I guess she saw this little black girl with the little baby by herself and on the door, I didn’t realize that they’d put like a faux last name and the last name was Brown. So I guess she saw ‘Miss Brown’ and was like, She probably needs some WIC.'”

She then stopped the lady and let her know that she has excellent insurance.
“I get it, it’s about showing the services that are offered. And I probably wouldn’t have been offended had she [pointed out] several of the services [and not just] WIC and the fact that ‘if you don’t have insurance,” said Pulliam.

Needless to say, her doula was also on hand following the delivery and requested another lactation specialist, after she claims the first specialist didn’t want to touch her to show her how to properly breastfeed her baby.

Martellus Bennett Says He Will Not Visit The White House To Celebrate The Patriots Victory
Patriots fans are still celebrating after the team quickly turned the game around, taking home the winning title.
We all know that all teams who win the Super Bowl will get the chance to visit the White House to celebrate with the sitting president. However, one player who does not plan on attending is Martellus Bennett.
According to The Huffington Post, Bennett said during a post game interview, “I’m not going to go.”

When asked why he wouldn’t make the visit with his team, he said, “It is what it is. People know how I feel about it. Just follow me on Twitter.” Last week he tweeted, “America was built on inclusiveness not exclusiveness.”
The teams owner, Robert Kraft, the head coach Bill Belichick and star quarterback Tom Brady have been known to be friendly with Donald Trump in the past. Nonetheless, Bennett said he is, “not really worried about that.”
He also talked about not bringing politics into the locker room as well, but he was more interested in celebrating his teams Super Bowl win.
Check out his interview here

Lebron James To Receive The NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 1, 2017) – For the first time in nearly 18 years, the prestigious NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award will be presented to LeBron James – one of America’s most respected, talented and influential athletes.   This award is presented to individuals in sports for their high achievement in athletics and contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights and community involvement.

Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) will present James with the honor during The Cleveland Cavaliers’ pre-game ceremonies at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on February 1. Highlights from the ceremony will air during the star-studded 48th NAACP Image Awards hosted by Anthony Anderson LIVE on TV ONE on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.  Past recipients of the Jackie Robinson Sports Award have included: The Harlem Globetrotters, Anita DeFrantz, Jim Brown, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Sugar Ray Leonard, Eddie Robinson and Michael Jordan.

LeBron James is considered one of the greatest athletes of his generation. James’ NBA career began as a Cleveland Cavalier when he was drafted out of high school by his hometown team with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.  In 2010, James joined the Miami Heat where he led the team to four straight NBA Finals appearances that included back-to-back NBA Championships in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, James led the United States to a gold medal at the summer Olympics in London, his second gold medal as a member of Team USA. In 2014, the four-time NBA MVP returned home to join the Cleveland Cavaliers in pursuit of a bigger mission in the region that raised him. During his second season back in Cleveland, James helped the Cavaliers deliver the city its first professional sports championship in more than 52 years. Following his team’s unprecedented comeback in the NBA Finals, James was named the NBA Finals MVP for the third time in his career.

Throughout his career, James has made charitable efforts a priority namely through the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF). Founded by James in 2004, the program strives to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. In 2011, the Foundation began working on the high school dropout crisis facing LeBron’s hometown community and launched its “Wheels for Education” program, which has since expanded with the “Akron I PROMISE Network.” These initiatives support inner-city students with the programs, support, and mentors they need all the way through graduation. In partnership with The University of Akron, James has guaranteed college educations for thousands of Akron Public School students that complete the Foundation’s programs and meet certain academic and philanthropic criteria. Through these efforts, James has used his influence to move an entire community to rally around the youth in Akron and help them achieve their dreams through education.

 Coupled with his success on the court, James’ diverse business portfolio of innovative endorsements and authentic investments has established him as one of the most popular figures in the world.  Adding to his off-the-court portfolio, James continues to increase his influence in the entertainment industry through his production company, SpringHill Entertainment. Named after the public housing complex where James grew up in Akron, Ohio, SpringHill Entertainment is an entertainment and content company that develops creative content across a variety of platforms including digital, documentary and feature films, and scripted and unscripted TV.

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