‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Rise With Host Melissa McCarthy
Saturday Night Live with host Melissa McCarthy last Saturday along side musical guest Haim averaged 10.337 million viewers overall and a 2.74 rating in adults 18-49 in “fast official” Live+ same day results.
It was the highest live coast-to-coast episode, above the first truly live nationwide installment on April 15 hosted by Jimmy Fallon (7.880 million viewers, 2.27 adults 18-49 rating) and also above the next-highest May 6 show hosted by Chris Pine (6.919 million viewers overall and a 1.87 rating in adults 18-49).
The May 13 telecast vs what SNL averaged with originals for the month of May last year was up +71% in adults 18-49 (with a 2.74 rating vs. a 1.60) and up +98% in total viewers (10.337 million vs. 5.233 million for the month of May 2016.
The highest marks this season were logged by the Feb. 11 episode hosted by Alec Baldwin and featuring musical guest Ed Sheeran (10.843 million viewers, 3.10 in 18-49) and the Nov. 12, 2016 show, the first SNL to follow the November Presidential Election, with host Dave Chappelle and musical guest A Tribe Called Quest (8.691 million viewers, 3.15 in 18-49).
The 2.74 rating in adults 18-49 beats 18 of last season’s 19 SNL originals and the 10.337 million viewers overall tops all 19 first-runs from last season.
#RHoA: When Will 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Return? Season 10 Could Be The Series' Most Dramatic Ever
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9 has come to an end with the show's "Secrets Revealed" special after a series of explosive reunions. But after this season ends, when will The Real Housewives of Atlanta return? Bravo renewed RHOA, along with many of its other reality series, for another season in late April. This will be the series' 10th season, and feature its 200th episode. So RHOA Season 10 is already going to be a major milestone for the series.
So, how long do the people have to wait before seeing this new season? Not that long, considering. The last five seasons of the show, dating back to 2012, have debuted in early November. Even though Bravo hasn't announced a premiere date yet, it stands to reason that unless there's some kind of delay that stops the series from filming this summer, it should be on its way come November. That's actually not that long away, considering that RHOA seasons last basically five months, making the show on the air nearly as long as it's taking time off.
And there's a lot to look forward to in RHOA's tenth season. According to TMZ, former Housewife Kim Zolciak will be returning to RHOA in a "limited role" next year, not as a full cast member, because of conflicts with Don't Be Tardy. There's precedent for this, since Kim appeared at Shereé's housewarming party in the finale of Season 9. In that episode, Kim and Kenya briefly clashed — maybe this increased appearance will mean that these two will hash out their issues or, turn them into a full-blown feud.
It is worth noting that Bravo hasn't confirmed that Kim will return, nor have they announced any other casting decisions. The cast of Season 9 is in a pretty good place, though Cynthia, who hasn't generated much of a story in years, threatened that she might have some interest in moving to California during an episode. Otherwise, though, it seems that each member of the RHOA cast is worth their weight in drama, and has certainly earned their way back for another season. But there's one person missing.
According to a TMZ interview with NeNe, she thinks that if she does return, she should be paid more than Kim... but she's not totally opposed to the idea of coming back. That's a big change, because back in 2016, before the premiere of Season 9, NeNe turned down a RHOA guest appearance, according to People magazine, saying, "When we couldn’t work the deal out on me making appearances, then they went to Kim to work the same thing, I suppose." Things seems a little farther along with Kim's Season 10 negotiations than NeNe's — because Ms. Leakes, true to her word, did not appear in Season 9 — but it's possible that the original stars of Atlanta; Kim, NeNe, and Shereé, could all be back on Bravo at the exact same time at the end of this year.
#EMPIRE: Terrence Howard Has A Response To Mo’Nique’s Rip Against Lee Daniels
He tells it like he sees it. Terrence Howard has chimed in on the Mo’Nique vs. Lee Daniels beef that recently went from zero to 60 this past weekend.
At a comedy show at the Apollo Theatre on Mother’s Day, Mo’Nique called out heavy hitters Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey as “black d*cks who had no balls.” Her comments continue a much public beef between Daniels and herself when he said she was being “blackballed” by people in the movie business. Based off separate interviews with Mo’Nique and Daniels, apparently the comedian wasn’t playing the right game to get steady work in Hollywood. Now, Mo’Nique finally poured out all her emotions at the Apollo. “Ya’ll can suck my d*ck if I had one,” she said.
One person who isn’t mad at Mo’Nique’s jabs is Terrence Howard. In a run-in with TMZ, the Empire star said, “Everybody’s got a right to speak what’s on their mind.” He continued, “She got an Oscar from it and she’s still an amazing actor and an amazing comedian.” When asked if there should be hard feelings from Mo’Nique’s harsh words, Howard responded, “No, there shouldn’t be.”
It appears Howard is remaining neutral in this beef — no matter if Mr. Daniels has a hand in his Empire success. Considering how ugly this public drama is getting, this might be the best way to go.
#MUSICNEWS: Beyoncé, Bruno Mars Lead 2017 BET Awards Nominations
The nominations are in for the 2017 BET Awards, and it’s to little surprise that Beyoncé is reigning supreme.
Queen Bey leads the pack with seven noms, including Album of the Year (Lemonade), Video of the Year (“Sorry”), Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (“Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar), and more.
Mr. 24k, Bruno Mars follows right behind Bey with five noms, including Album of the Year (24K Magic), Video of the Year (“24K Magic”), and Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. But competition is stiff this year. Chance the Rapper, Solange, and Migos are all tied with four nods apiece.
Arguably the night’s biggest award, Album of the Year, features Beyoncé and Mars, as well as Solange’s A Seat at the Table, J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only, and Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book.
The Knowles sisters will also take on Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, and Kehlani for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. Bruno will battle Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Trey Songz, and Usher for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.
Last year, Beyoncé opened the BET Awards with a surprise performance of “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar. Queen Bey also won five awards at the event, including Best Female R&B Pop Artist.
The 17th annual BET Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25 at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony will follow the BET Experience at L.A. Live, which is scheduled to run June 22-25.
See the list of nominations below.
BET AWARDS 2017 NOMINATIONS
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
Lemonade – Beyoncé
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Mary J. Blige
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – “Party”
DJ Khaled ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Chance the Rapper
BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom – Kehlani, “CRZY”
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Director X – Zayn Malik, “Like I Would”
Hype Williams – Tyga “Gucci Snakes ft. Desiigner”
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé, “Sorry”
BEST NEW ARTIST
Chance the Rapper
COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Drake – “Fake Love”
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – “Starboy”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Fantasia – “Sleeping With the One I Love”
Kehlani – “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”
Syd – “All About Me”
Yuna feat. Usher – “Crush”
#HIPHOPNEWS: Kendrick Lamar Adds YG, New Dates to ‘DAMN. Tour’
Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN. Tour” is in high demand.
After selling out shows across the country, the trek is expanding to even more cities throughout North America in August and early September.
Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. will open for the “HUMBLE.” rapper starting July 12 in Phoenix, Az. through Aug. 9 in Los Angeles. After that, YG will fill in for Travis, beginning Aug. 11 in Anaheim, Calif. through the final date, Sept. 2 in Miami.
The tour comes in support of Kendrick’s chart-topping album DAMN., which has been certified platinum and spawned the No. 1 Hot 100 hit “HUMBLE.”
American Express card members will have access to a pre-sale starting Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time. The general public will be able to purchase tickets for the additional dates beginning Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. local time.
The DAMN. Tour Dates
July 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
July 14 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
July 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 17 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
July 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
July 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
July 21 – Washington DC – Verizon Center
July 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 23 – Brooklyn NY – Barclays Center
July 25 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
July 26 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 27 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 29 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug. 1 – Seattle, WA – Tacoma Dome
Aug. 2 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Aug. 4 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Aug. 5 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 6 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Aug. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Aug. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Aug. 11 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center *
Aug. 12 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center *
Aug. 13 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center *
Aug. 16 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center *
Aug. 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena *
Aug. 19 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center *
Aug. 20 – Chicago, IL – United Center *
Aug. 22 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center *
Aug. 23 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre *
Aug. 24 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre *
Aug. 25 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center *
Aug. 29 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center *
Aug. 30 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *
Sept. 1 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena *
Sept. 2 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena *
Mariah Carey Gets Treated to Sweet Mother's Day Dinner by Nick Cannon & Kids
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon may not be back together, but that didn’t stop them from sharing a super sweet Mother’s Day together!
The 47-year-old singer and the 36-year-old rapper stayed close during a dinner date with their twins – Moroccan and Monroe, 6 (not pictured) – at Nobu on Sunday (May 14) in Malibu, Calif.
Mariah showed off her figure in an all-black ensemble and carried a bouquet of flowers in her hand.
The former couple was all smiles as they chatted outside the restaurant.
Gabourey Sidibe Describes Racial Profiling Incident At Chanel
Gabourey Sidibe penned an article for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter site detailing the time a Chicago Chanel sales lady treated her like a second class citizen because she assumed a girl who looked like her couldn’t possibly have a dime in her pocket.
Gabby says she went in looking for a specific pair of eyeglass frames she had had her eye on for a while…but instead of being helpful, the saleswoman said she should probably hit up a store across the street for her frames:
” I was trying to purchase glasses, and she was trying to get the interaction with me over as soon as possible. Just to be sure of what was happening, I made her tell me to leave, in her pretend-polite way, three times.
I knew what she was doing. She had decided after a single look at me that I wasn’t there to spend any money. Even though I was carrying a Chanel bag, she decided I wasn’t a Chanel customer and so, not worth her time and energy.”
Gabby says that as soon as some of the African American workers at the store recognized her as a famous person, the sales lady straightened her act up and changed her tune.
Gabby went ahead and purchased two eyeglass frames and some sandals for Taraji P. Henson, who was stuck on set filming and wasn’t able to come shopping with her that day. She says she took the incident in stride because frankly, none of it came as a big shock.
“Unfortunately, I’m used to people giving me bad service. Honestly, if I walked out of every store where someone was rude to me, I’d never have anything nice…
I’ve felt unwelcome in many stores throughout my life, but I just kind of deal with it. As a successful adult, sometimes I walk out of the store in a huff, without getting what I want, denying them my hard-earned money. Other times I spend my money in an unfriendly store as if to say ‘F*ck you! I’ll buy this whole damn store!'”
Either way, they win and I lose.
SMH! The fact that the disrespect is so common that she feels inclined to simply accept it is heartbreaking. Of course, Chanel can’t have that bad press hanging over their heads, so they made SURE to issue a public apology to Gabby:
Chanel expresses our sincerest regret for the boutique customer service experience that Ms. Sidibe mentioned in this essay. We are sorry that she felt unwelcome and offended.
We took her words very seriously and immediately investigated to understand what happened, knowing that this is absolutely not in line with the high standards that Chanel wishes to provide to our customers.
We are strongly committed to provide anyone who comes in our boutiques with the best customer service, and we do hope that in the future Ms. Sidibe will choose to come back to a Chanel boutique and experience the real Chanel customer experience.
Sounds like too little too late to us…
Ladies, Here’s some FAB Foot Wear from Dsquared2 Lace Up Embellished Satin “Treasure” Sandals
Let’s get into today’s foot werk from Dsquared2.
DSQUARED2’s Spring/Summer ’17 collection was all about the glamour of the ’80s. The vibrant color combinations, opulent fabrics and metallic detailing bring all the attention. The sky-rise stiletto is a signature silhouette from the Caten twins, seen here with a bold new-season update. The show-stopping ‘Treasure’ sandals feature a high gold-tone heel, an open toe, a black suede t-bar front strap with a green and purple grosgrain ankle strap. The straps are long enough to be tied all the way up the calf for added effect. The DSQUARED2 shoes are finished off with a gold-tone plaque embedded with crystals, a heart motif and a distinctive evil-eye punctuated at the center.
If you are up for the splurge, you can purchase the Dsquared2 sandals here and here. Will you be splurging on the hottest sandals of Summer ’17?
Amber Rose, Who's ya New MAN?
Amber Rose KEEPS her one, doesn't she?
Listen, we're not sure if this is part of something Amber is shooting or if she's just trolling the paparazzi, but chick spent Mother's Day weekend indulging in chocolate of a few different flavors. While she was in Miami celebrating her security guard's birthday, she definitely took some time for herself.
Amber was spotted in a one piece black swimsuit cozying up with a tall, dark and handsome mystery man on Miami Beach yesterday. The model w hugged up on his arm while they chilled in lounge chairs, and she was quite cutesy with him as they walked around the beach and she rubbed his neck and he grabbed her by the waist.
We're not even mad at Amber for this.
Charlie Hunnam Reveals How Filming 'King Arthur' 'Destroyed' His Body!
Charlie Hunnam suited up for the premiere of his latest film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword!
The 37-year-old actor was all smiles as he posed for pics and chatted with fans on Monday (May 15) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He even donned a crown for part of the event! Head to our gallery to see the pics.
“The action in King Arthur was the toughest part of the shoot,” Charlie recently revealed to Us Weekly. “I had weeks where I was sword fighting for 12 hours a day, five days a week. My body was destroyed.”
In the film, Charlie plays King Arthur, who, robbed of his birthright, comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.
If you didn’t know, Charlie had to convince director Guy Ritchie to cast him!
‘Shark Tank’s’ Daymond John’s Secret Battle With Cancer
Shark Tank‘s flyest Shark and FUBU CEO, Daymond John, just revealed that he’s been battling thyroid cancer for the last year. “I had an extensive physical and they discovered there was a nodule on my thyroid,” he told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. “They removed it and it was stage II cancer on my thyroid.”
“I was out partying and dancing two days later, not that I should’ve.” John said during his GMA interview.
So why did he finally want to share the news with the world? “I wanted to share this information with people because what would I have went through if I decided to just stick my head in the sand and go, ‘You know what? I’m not going to check into stuff.’ I would’ve really had some big, big problems.”
Daymond has been such an inspiration to budding entrepreneurs worldwide and how he’s inspiring us to stay on top of our health!
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES?
‘Free The Puppies’
I don’t work for the ASPCA but I feel like this has to be some sort of animal cruelty right?
EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Javier
Meet Javier! So you know what to do to see more. Just CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICS and remember they’re NSFW!
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