Rita Ora Is Fab On The Cover Of Shape Magazine For May 2017
British pop star, designer, model and television host Rita Ora covers Shape magazine‘s May 2017 issue. Below are some excerpts:
Find your workout rhythm.
“I do circuit training. I usually work out for one or two hours, depending on how much time I have. I do three circuits and repeat that three times. I mostly focus on my thighs and my bum, so I do a lot of squats and weight lifting. And I do one circuit of cardio. What I’ve learned is that you can take your time with training. You don’t have to beat yourself up as long as you get in the workouts that you need. I used to push myself until I felt sick. But I’m approaching it differently now. I enjoy working out. And I like the aftermath—that feeling of contentment.”
Give yourself some fitspo when you need it.
“Sometimes it’s hard. I don’t just wake up and run to the gym. When I need to motivate myself to work out, I look at pictures of women like Jennifer Lopez and Kate Beckinsale. They look incredible! If they can look like that, I have no excuse.”
It’s about being strong, not skinny.
“I’m not going to lie and say I was completely happy with my body before. I knew I could change a few things to improve my stamina, especially onstage. I didn’t start working out to get skinnier—I started working out to feel better. And I think it’s important for women to know that. Don’t be obsessed with being thin. You just have to be fit, healthy, and strong.”
“I love my shape because it’s curvy. I have thighs. I’m a size 28 in jeans. And that’s an average, normal size. I’m proud that I’m normal.”
Eat the food that’s right for your body.
With the plan I’m on, you can eat quite a bit as long as you exercise. In the morning, I have two boiled eggs, asparagus, and half a cup of muesli with almond milk. For lunch, I have chicken or fish with vegetables, and for dinner, I have six to eight ounces of fish with vegetables and half a potato. Plus snacks. I don’t eat bread or sugar. But I’m not starving myself. I used to be like, ‘I’m not eating!’ Eating isn’t the problem, though. It’s about what your body needs, and everyone’s body is different.
But indulge a little too.
“I’m such a sucker for cheese and wine. I was just shooting a movie in Italy, and the pastas, the cheeses, the wine—ooh! Obviously I had to have all that good stuff. Now I indulge once a week. But I don’t go crazy.”
Don’t be afraid to take risks.
“Of everything I’ve accomplished, I’m proudest of my new album. It’s going to shock people. I think it’ll be like, ‘Wow, I didn’t know she had those emotions.’ Because I don’t think they really know me….They see pictures of me, they watch me on TV, but I try to keep my personal life as private as possible, and I don’t post pictures of who I’m seeing. On this album, though, I say things I think people have been wanting to know. But it’s done in a moving-forward way. It’s a positive, uplifting album.”
Pick this copy up at newsstands near you.
#RHoA: Kandi had PLASTIC SURGERY ON WHAT?????
Kandi Burruss is the latest housewife to go under the knife!
The RHOA star admitted to Andy Cohen that she had her boobs done after giving birth to 1-year-old son Ace on the preview clip for the second week of the Bravo show’s season reunion.
“I just joined the club,” she told Cohen, 48.
“Well, after we finished taping, I decided to pump them up,” she explained. “I was like, ‘I’m gonna take these from sleek to on fleek.’ You know what I mean?” Burruss, 40, threw her costars under the bus this season by insisting four other cast members had work done.
Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams and Sheree Whitfield all admitted to going under the knife, and Phaedra Parks confessed she had her boobs lifted. But, Kenya Moore insisted she’s “always had big boobs” and hasn’t had any work done.
Burruss was the highest paid cast member this season, and earned $1.8 million for bringing in the drama
#EMPIRE: Trai Byers & Grace Byers Celebrate their First Anniversary
Did you know what Friay was….? Trai Byers and his lovely wife, Grace Byers, celebrated their first anniversary on (April 14).
The “Empire” stars took to social media to celebrate the day they became man and wife.
Trai shared a photo from the moment he proposed to Grace.
The caption read:
Thank you Lord for the amazing gift of salvation through your son Jesus Christ. You never cease to amaze me with your unconditional love, pulling me along a race I never knew I’d run. It is the honor of my life to be yours. I love you! It is also very special that I get the double pleasure of celebrating my anniversary on this Good Friday, a marriage to the woman you designed for me. In all my creativity, that I couldn’t even imagine that you would have her in store for me. Guess it’s true, favor ain’t fair! Watch over us as we continue to push through to our destiny, a purpose designed by you. We stand side by side, hand in hand, forever honoring you…The tether that binds us together❤️ Amen! #thebestfriday
Awwwwww, Happy Anniversary!
#NEWMUSIC from Siedah Garrett feat Common G.H.E.T.T.O
Singer-songwriter Siedah Garrett has teamed up with Common for a new jam that's sure to inspire many.
"G.H.E.T.T.O.," which Garrett says stands for "Greatness Happens Even Though There's Oppression," is about going from ghetto to great and overcoming the obstacles set in front of you.
"I was inspired to write this song to help change the perception of those who believe their circumstances determine what they can achieve in their lives, how high they will climb or how successful they will be," Garrett says, "I came from a broken home, was raised by my grandparents in Compton, California, and I’ve done pretty well, in spite of my humble, impoverished beginnings. And as the song says, ‘It don’t matter where you come from, it’s where you end up!"
Common contributes a few lyrics to the song as well, combining his sharp and poignant words with an easy flow.
"It is an honor and gift to create with Siedah, she is one of the most important songwriters in the world! The song 'G.H.E.T.T.O.' is for surely in alignment with what I want to put out in the world," he adds.
The track is infectious, sure to get caught in your head and become the most played track on anyone's playlist.
#NEWHIPHOP Kendrick Lamar Feat. Rihanna – ‘Loyalty.’
10-4. Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna’s highly-anticipated collaboration “LOYALTY.” arrived at midnight, along with K-Dot’s DAMN.. Produced by Terrace Martin, Sounwave, and DJ Dahi, the standout track allows Kung Fu Kenny and Bad Gal RiRi to address allegiance from a variety of angles.
“It’s a secret society, all we ask is trust,” they sing together, in a nod to Jay Z’s “Get Your Mind Right Mami” from 2000’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia. “All we got is us / Loyalty.”
Then, Lamar and Fenty go back and forth with bars, trading boastful rhymes and flows. “Been a bad bitch way before any cash came,” raps Rihanna. “I’m established / Hundred carats on my name / Run the atlas, I’m a natural.”
From there, Cornrow Kenny arrives with some of his own self-reflection. “I’m a savage,” he admits. “I’m an asshole, I’m a king.” Later, he adds: “Tell your ni**a he can meet me outside / You can babysit him when I leave him outside.”
“LOYALTY.” — which also pulls inspiration from Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s classic 1995 single “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” — is Kendrick’s first collaboration with Rihanna, but it isn’t the only time she comes up on the album.
“FEAR.” also includes a reference to Rihanna’s infamous legal battle with a former accountant for allegedly mismanaging her finances, an issue that she was rumored to address in the bloody music video for “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
“What is an advisor?” asks Kendrick. “Somebody that’s holdin’ my checks? / Just to fuck me over and put my finances in debt? / I read a case about Rihanna’s accountant and wondered / How did the Bad Girl feel when she looked at them numbers? / The type of shit’ll make me flip out.”
In addition to Rihanna, DAMN. features U2 and Zacari, with production from Mike WiLL Made-It, Alchemist, 9th Wonder, and more. As far as the sales of his new project? The sales predictions are in….
According to HDD reports, Streeting this week is Kendrick, of course. The TDE/Aftermath/Interscope star’s DAMN. looks like it’s poised to debut at the top of next week’s chart with a projected number around 450k. Single “HUMBLE” is massive, currently sitting at the top of our Streaming Songs Chart with around 26m streams earned this week.
Note… The numbers may be higher than the actual predictions.
Box Office News: 'Fate of the Furious' Debuts with Record International and Worldwide Opening Weekend
(Box Office Mojo) It was close, but just by a hair Universal's The Fate of the Furious topped $100 million at the domestic box office, leading the Easter weekend charge and becoming the second 2017 release to top the century mark over its three-day opening. More importantly, on top of its North American debut, the film premiered in over 60 international markets where it brought in a record $432.3 million, resulting in a record $532.5 million worldwide debut.
With an estimated $100.2 million, The Fate of the Furious secured the #1 spot at the domestic box office, delivering on industry expectations. The film scored an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 58% male vs. 42% female. Of that audience, 50% were under the age of 25 and further demographics show the opening weekend audience was made up of 41% Caucasian moviegoers, 26% Hispanic, 19% African American and 11% Asian. This makes for the second time a film in the Fast and Furious franchise has debuted with over $100 million and there are more to come with Fast and Furious 9 planned for 2019 and a tenth installment set for a 2021 release.
Internationally is where the majority of the Fate of the Furious story will be told as it broke the international opening record, previously held by Jurassic World with $316.7 million, as it brought in a massive $432.3 million from 63 international markets. Combined with the $100.2 million domestic opening this gives the film a record $532.5 million worldwide debut, breaking the previous record of $529 million held by none other than Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With this weekend's grosses, the Fast and Furious franchise has now amassed just shy of $4.5 million billion worldwide from all eight of its feature films.
Highlights for the film's international debut begin with the fact it was the #1 film in all 60+ territories where it opened, among which it was the largest opening in 17 of those territories: Argentina, China, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Middle East, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, U.A.E., Venezuela and Vietnam. The largest of all of this weekend's openings is the estimated $190 million the film brought in from China, which is the largest three-day opening weekend of all-time in China and, of course, the biggest Hollywood opening of all-time. Top grossing territories include:
China - $190 million
Mexico - $17.8 million
U.K. and Ireland - $17 million
Russia - $14.1 million
Germany - $13.6 million
Brazil - $12.8 million
France - $10.5 million
Korea - $10.5 million
India - $10.4 million
Taiwan - $9.7 million
Australia - $9.6 million
Middle East Combined - $9.3 million
Indonesia - $9 million
Argentina - $8.3 million
Malaysia - $6.8 million
Italy - $6.7 million
Spain - $6.1 million
Colombia - $5 million
Thailand - $4.7 million
Panama - $4.6 million
The Fate of the Furious has five more territories where it is set to open including today in the Philippines followed by an April 20 opening in Serbia, April 21 in Poland and Romania and an April 28 opening in Japan.
Beyonce Traded in Coachella for a Trip to Bora Bora!
Beyonce is not performing tonight at the 2017 Coachella Music Festival due to her pregnancy, so she was able to trade in her rehearsal time for a babymoon to Bora Bora!
The 35-year-old entertainer took a trip to the island recently with her hubby Jay Z right after they celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary, according to People.
Beyonce decided to postpone her Coachella headlining set to 2018 after her doctor advised her not to perform. Lady Gaga was selected to perform during the Saturday night slot in her place!
Meet Erykah Badu NEW Boo Thang Carl Jones!
In the words of Ms. Badu, “Love of my life…You are my friend.”
Ms. Badu is in L.O.V.E aint nothing wrong with that. Last night on thee gram Erykah post a picture of her handsome bae on social media with this caption. His name is Carl Jones and he’s an producer for both shows The Boondocks along with Black Dynamite. Carl is different from Erykah’s rappers collection. Andre 3000, Common, Jay Electronica…..
Even, Erykah Badu made a joke about her children fathers. HA!
April the Giraffe FINALLY Welcomes New Calf
It's the birth announcement eager fans have been waiting for: April the giraffe has finally (finally) given birth to a male calf.
More than 1.2 million people tuned in to the Animal Adventure Park Live Stream Saturday morning to help welcome the already beloved calf into the world.
The zoo announced the 15-year-old giraffe was going into labor shortly after 7:00 am ET. Fans who tuned into the live stream watched as April paced back and forth in her enclosure while her mate, Oliver, watched from his space next door.
After a few hours of labor, the new calf fell hoof-and-head first into the world just before 10 a.m.
"His entrance into the world was unnerving to even those of us who have witnessed animal births previously," said Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch.
The abrupt 6-foot fall helps break the amniotic sac and encourages the baby giraffe to breathe, according to the zoo. Newborn giraffes usually start standing within hours — a feat that helps them avoid predators in nature.
The park plans to hold a naming contest to find a name for the calf, according to a press release.
April the giraffe shot to notoriety in February when her live stream went viral after Youtube briefly removed the post because of protests from animal rights activists. The stream was restored and eventually picked up sponsorship from Toys 'R' Us as the world waited — and waited — to see the giraffe give birth.
Animal Adventure Park is located in Harpursville, New York, and the owners posted daily updates on April's condition and even launched a text-alert service to help keep fans apprised of April's progress.
Fans rejoiced on Twitter after the calf was born. This is the April's fourth calf and her mate, Oliver's first.
Rasheeda Plans To File For Divorce From Kirk Frost?
The folks over at CelebNReality247.com has just got word via sources close to the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta that Rasheeda plans to file to DIVORCE Kirk Frost. This time it’s eminent!
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta couple Rasheeda and Kirk Frost have been through a lot, but she is NO LONGER putting up with her husbands infidelity.
Kirk Frost has cheated on her one too many times, and the whole Jasmine Washington thing was the final straw!
According to CelebNReality247.com they’re told that Rasheeda and Kirk had a “heart to heart” conversation while on a group trip to Jamaica.
The end result, she has decided to File To End Her Marriage.
According to the insider, “The marriage is over.”
Our insider explained:
“The saddest part is that I think Rasheeda and Kirk created the ‘Kirk is cheating’ story-line. They needed the money and went down that road.”
A road that spelled disaster for the couple, but the reality fame got the better of them apparently.
At first, I don’t think Kirk was cheating – it was just for the cameras. But you don’t Play With A Marriage. Now Look Where They Are.”
If you’ve been watching LHHATL, then you know that Kirk has been accused of fathering a child with another Love And Hip Hop cast member.
He has a track record of infidelity, and Ra is just tired of feeling betrayed. The trust is gone!
We feel sorry for Rasheeda, but she should have divorced him a long time ago. Leopard NEVER change their spots
Queen Latifah And Jill Scott Lead In Lifetime’s Upcoming Film About Flint Water Crisis
Queen Latifah and Jill Scott are set to star in a Lifetime Original Film about the Flint Water Crisis according to Deadline:
Directed by Bruce Beresford from a script by Barbara Stepansky, “Flint” was inspired by the Time magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” by Josh Sanburn. It follows the true story of three women from Flint who sought justice following the wrongdoing committed against the residents of the city who were unknowingly drinking and using lead-laden water. Their actions inspired a national movement for safe drinking water despite the political powers working against them at every turn. [Betsy] Brandt, Scott and [Marin] Ireland will play real-life activists and Latifah will play a fourth resident, fighting to expose the poisoning of the community during the horrific events of the water crisis.
Queen Latifah will also serve as an executive producer on Flint.
The Original 'Coming To America' Writers Just Signed On For The Possible Sequel!
It's been rumored for a while now, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, it's finally happening.
The classic comedy flick Coming To America is getting the sequel treatment, and the writers of the original movie have been tapped by Paramount to pen the script. THR states:
The studio has hired Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who penned the 1988 original, to write the potential sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
It's unclear if star Eddie Murphy will be reprising his role as Prince Akeem. Stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Shari Headley, Sam Jackson, Garcelle Beauvais, Eriq La Salle and John Amos also made up the original cast.
Since the Prince of Zumunda and Lisa rode off into the royal sunset at the end of the movie, it'll be interesting to see where the writers take the plot in the sequel.
Folks around the net are either cheering their heads off about this sequel news, or pissed that the movie studio is messing with a good thing.
Survivor's Jeff Varner Fired from Job After Outing Zeke Smith
Jeff Varner, a contestant on the latest season of Survivor, was fired from his job the day after an episode aired in which he outed a fellow contestant as transgender.
On this week’s episode, Varner tried to paint contestant Zeke Smith as a deceptive person for not revealing to his tribe that he is transgender. After showing remorse and regret for his actions, he was voted off the show in a unanimous decision.
Varner has revealed that he was fired from his job on Thursday, just one day after the episode aired. He said that he was told that he is “in the middle of a news story that we don’t want anything to do with,” according to the Greensboro News & Record.
It appears that Jeff only just started his job with Allen Tate Realtors last week as he tweeted about his first listing as a real estate agent on April 7.
EGGPLANT NATION: Meet The Latin Bear
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HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD EVERYBODY!!!