The Daily Buzz For May 2

Venus Williams Surprises the Middle School Teacher Who Changed Her Life
Venus Williams is thanking one important teacher for changing her life!
The 36-year-old tennis star headed back to her hometown to have an emotional reunion with her teacher Ms. Vellegas at Mark Twain Middle School in Lynwood, Calif.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Venus dropped in on her former teacher’s class to say thank you believing in her potential.
“Ms. Vellegas, I remember I felt inspired. I felt nourished. The care that she takes with each student, you can tell that there’s love in her heart,” Venus said of the teacher.
See all that Venus had to say HERE

#RHoA: NeNe Leakes Blasts Phaedra Parks Over Kandi Burruss Date Rape Accusation 
The truth finally came out on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" on Sunday, as Porsha Williams revealed who told her Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd said they tried to drug and take advantage of her. The allegations have been popping up all season long, but on Sunday’s reunion, Williams finally told her co-stars that Phaedra Parks was the one who gave her the intel.

The episode ended on a cliffhanger, but NeNe Leakes was quick to sound off on the shocking moment on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen."
"Phaedra been doing this bullshit for a very long time. Phaedra did the exact same thing to me, as we already discussed before, years ago on the show when she first came on," Leakes told Cohen. "She tried to take me down and it didn't work. Phaedra's been doing stuff like this, she just got caught."
The verbal spars against Parks continued when a guest asked NeNe to name the "shadiest" housewife of Atlanta.
"Clearly it must be Phaedra," Leakes quickly shot back. When asked why she thinks Parks started the rumor about Burruss, NeNe then called her co-star sneaky.

"I think Phaedra is like a person ... that has a way of wanting to be seen one way but she does all these things behind camera," she explained. "She's always been that way, this is not anything new. It may be new to you guys, but for us who work with her, we've always known her to be that person."
But Parks wasn't the only one getting trash talked on "WWHL," as Leakes said Williams is just as much to blame. When asked if she thinks Porsha "de-classes" the "RHOA" franchise, NeNe replied, "Oh, absolutely."

"Porsha is not innocent at all," she added. "If you and I decide to rob the bank together, if I mastermind it and you carry out the plan and we went before a judge, we both would be sentenced honey for life in prison child."
"Porsha is just as guilty as Phaedra. She ain't that damn dumb," Leakes continued. "She's just running around here saying somebody done raped her and wanted to do all this crazy stuff to her, she could have simply asked Kandi. Who sits up and carry this lie out throughout the entire season without even asking?"

We'll see the fallout from Williams' words when the "RHOA" reunion continues next Sunday on Bravo.

#EMPIRE: Yazz has a message for the Ladies!
Hey Ladies….See below


Don’t forget to watch Empire Wednesday’s on FOX!

#MUSICNEWS: Melanie Fiona Performs Acoustic Mash-Up Of Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty” & “It Kills Me”
For the third week in a row, Melanie Fiona delivers a unique acoustic mash-up, taking on a popular record of the moment and mixing it with one of her own hits.
Following Joey Bada$$’ “Land of the Free,” and Khalid’s “Location,” this week Mel covers Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty.” The Rihanna-featured track is a standout off the rap star’s acclaimed new album DAMN.

Once again accompanied by a single acoustic guitarist, the soulful songstress sits outside with birds chirping in the background. She takes on the melodic record with her own beautiful tone, delivering an emotional performance with rapid fire vocals.

“Tell me who you’re loyal to? / Does it start with your woman or your man? / Do it end with your family and friends? / Are you loyal to yourself in advance?” she sings. After dipping into “It Kills Me” she ends the mash-up by returning with a request for ‘loyalty.’

Check out Melanie’s latest acoustic performance HERE:

#HIPHOPNEWS: Jay Z and J Cole are headlining this years MADE IN AMERICA in Philadelphia!
Jay Z and Roc Nation signee J. Cole will be headlining the highly anticipated festival to celebrate its sixth year.
The Made In America Festival, previously headlined by Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West and more, will span over two days during the Labor Day weekend on September 2nd & 3rd. The festival will be held at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia and it’s going to be LIT.

Outside of Hov and J. Cole rocking the stage, there’s a A-list line up for festivalgoers. This year’s acts include Solange, Migos, DMX, Pusha T, 21 Savage and more. Also, the lineup includes several non-Hip Hop acts like The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Little Dragon and more. Yep, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s the full line up below:
If you’re a TIDAL subscriber, you can purchase pre-sale tickets now. No word just yet when tickets will be available to the general public.

Brad Pitt “Rare Disease” Story Is Fake News
Brad Pitt is not being “eaten alive by a rare disease,” despite an absurd new report alleging the actor is secretly battling a life-threatening illness. According to Gossip Cop they looked into the situation, and has set the record straight.

Many tabloids have been making a needlessly big deal about the actor dropping a few pounds in the wake of his divorce from Angelina Jolie, and now the National Enquirer purports that a “mystery ailment” is responsible for his weight loss. A supposed “source” at the art studio frequented by the actor tells the magazine he’s looking thinner by the day and “disappearing before our eyes.”

The outlet’s questionable source goes on to contend that Pitt is “very weak” and often “moves around like an old man in pain,” adding that his friends believe an infectious disease is the cause of his alleged health woes. But Gossip Cop checked in with a trustworthy source close to the actor, who exclusively assures he’s not sick with a “rare disease” and the magazine’s report is all “lies.”

This latest article is yet another entry in the tabloids’ phony ongoing narrative about Pitt’s well-being. Also the publication, OK!, got busted for also wrongly reporting that Pitt was suffering a health crisis.

Towanda Braxton Divorce is Final!
Towanda Braxton’s divorce becomes final…According to reports Braxton Family Values star Towanda Braxton and Andre Carter’s divorce has become final ending 12 years of marriage.

The former couple will share joint legal and physical custody of their two children and neither will pay alimony or child support.

Towanda filed for divorce in August 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.

Tyrese Says ‘Baby Boy’ Sequel Is In The Works
Baby Boy Sequel In The Works? Jody and Yvette may be reuniting on the big screen once again according to Tyrese.

The Fate of the Furious star announced a sequel to John Singleton‘s 2001 film, Baby Boy, starring Tyrese, Taraji P. Henson, Snoop Dogg, and Omar Gooding, is in the works.
John hasn’t confirmed or denied Tyrese’s claims. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Are you here for a Baby Boy sequel?

Prince’s Family Members Planning a Reality Show About Life After His Death
Legendary singer Prince’s family members are in works planning a reality show about the late singer who died a year ago.
Via The Root: On the eve of the anniversary of Prince’s death, Deliverance, an unauthorized EP was released by George Ian Boxill, and the singer’s family is now trying to stop it from being released again. But they may have other plans for the song. Reality tv show plans to be exact.According to a new report, TMZ stated that family members are working with a production company to produce a reality tv show that will “focus on how their lives have changed since [Prince] died.”

Although the show is said to be in its early stages, they shut down Boxill’s release of Prince’s EP so the music could be used on the show.Prince’s estate filed a lawsuit against Boxwill even before the music was released stating that Boxill was attempting to profit off Prince’s death.
“The Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson is aware that Mr. George Ian Boxill, in conjunction with Rogue Music Alliance, has issued a press release announcing an intent to distribute previously unreleased Prince master recordings and musical compositions,” the estate’s statement read.

“Like the other engineers that had the opportunity to work with Prince, Mr. Boxill signed an agreement, under which he agreed (1) all recordings that he worked on with Prince would remain Prince’s sole and exclusive property; (2) he would not use any recordings or property in any way whatsoever; and (3) he would return any such recordings or property to Prince immediately upon request. Mr. Boxill did not comply with his agreement,” it continued. “Instead, Mr. Boxill maintained copies of certain tracks, waited until after Prince’s tragic death, and is now attempting to release tracks without the authorization of the Estate and in violation of the agreement and applicable law.”

Prince led quite a private life and it’s odd that his family have decided to go the route of reality television.

Met Gala 2017: What Everyone Wore on the Red Carpet
Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more hit the massive red carpet in NYC for the 2017 Met Gala; see what everyone wore on fashion's biggest night
It's been a volatile year so far, to say the least. Which is why we arguably need the frivolity, beauty and low-stakes drama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit – a.k.a. the Met Gala or Met Ball – more than ever. After last year's tech- and robot-inspired "Manus x Machina," 2017's theme (and accompanying exhibit at the institute) honors one of the fashion world's most beloved and singular living designers, Comme des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo. How did this year's celebrity guests – including co-chairs Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, plus carpet queens Nicki Minaj and Rihanna – interpret Kawakubo's whimsical, structured, larger-than-life and colorful clothes? Here's what the biggest and baddest in music, fashion and Hollywood wore to the first Monday in May.

Daisy Ridley
Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Daisy Ridley wore a flowing black and white Oscar de la Renta gown. 

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling stood out in a blue sequin dress by Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung. 

Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams
Helen Lasichanh wore a red, structured one-piece while Pharrell Williams, a co-chair of the event, stuck to a grunge look – though both were in Comme des Garcons head-to-toe. 

Tom Brady and Gisele
Tom Brady and Gisele, both co-chairs of the gala, took a classic approach, with him in a tux and her in a sleek backless silver gown.

Katy Perry
Gala co-chair Katy Perry was almost unrecognizable in a Maison Margiela Artisanal custom gown by John Galliano.

Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner wore a white lace Louis Vuitton gown that would make Sansa proud. 

Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love
Frances Bean Cobain wore a sheer, high-necked dress. She arrived with her mom, Courtney Love, who rocked a long-sleeved black gown with an impressive teardrop cutout – and of course, plenty of cleavage. 

Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas buttoned up in a Topman tux with geometric flair. 

Kylie Jenner
The reality star and makeup maven showed off her curves in a sheer beaded Versace gown. 

Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham arrived in a black-and-red gingham, off-the-shoulder ball gown by Elizabeth Kennedy. (Not pictured: the combat boots she's wearing underneath.) 

Selena Gomez and Weeknd
Selena Gomez and Weeknd looked like perfect prom dates, him in a slim tux and her in a light, trailing Coach gown. 

Jourdan Dunn,
Jourdan Dunn wore a geometric H&M dress, while Future found a super-skinny tux with dark blue detail. 

Kendall Jenner
The supermodel went for a barely-there look by luxury lingerie designer La Perla. 

Joe Jonas
Joe Jonas rocked a maroon pinstripe satin tux. 

Zoe Kravitz
The Big Little Lies star stunned in a pink and black Oscar de la Renta gown.

Serena Williams
The pregnant tennis star glowed in a body-hugging, turquoise halter dress. 

Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles wore a parka-cum-couture-dress designed by Thom Browne.

Nicki Minaj
The "Anaconda" singer wore an H&M gown that was equal parts dominatrix and magic show. 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively channeled her inner peacock with husband Ryan Reynolds, who came matching in a pale-blue bow-tie. 

Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood rocked a goth look in slacks and a beaded tunic, both designed by Joseph Altuzarra.

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez
New couple A-Rod and J-Lo looked overjoyed to be with each other on the red carpet, him in a classic tux and her in a delicate Valentino gown and massive Harry Winston diamond earrings.

Kim Kardashian West
Kanye stayed home this year, but Kim came solo in a clinging white Vivienne Westwood dress. 

Mary J. Blige
The legendary singer showed a lot of leg in this lingerie-inspired black gown. 

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon wore a blue and black one-shoulder dress – but there was enough structure in the other shoulder to make up for it. 

Paris Jackson
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris wore a black satin ballgown. 

Cara Delevingne
The model looked like a Spider from Mars in her silver suit and spiked heals. 

Gigi Hadid
The model wore a fashion-forward Tommy Hilfiger gown that showed off one black garter. 

Work times five! The Met Gala MVP did not disappoint for 2017, wearing a very, very elaborate Comme des Garcons Fall 2016 piece with red strappy sandals.

The Material Girl opted for a camo-print gown by Moschino and a distressed stole.

Your thoughts?

‘The Fate of the Furious’ Officially Crossed the $1Billion Mark at The Box Office!
Director F. Gary Gray Becomes the FIRST Black Director to Have a Billion Dollar Grossing Film

‘The Fate of the Furious’ movie is out here breaking records AGAIN. This is Fast and Furious second movie to surpass the $1Billion movie mark.

Via Variety: After taking into account Saturday night’s grosses, Universal’s “Fate of the Furious” has achieved the $1 billion milestone. $867.6 million of the film’s earnings have come from the international box office, while domestically the high-octane actioner has made $192.7 million.

“Fate” shot out the gate to the largest global opening of all time with $542 million ($443.2 million international, and $98.8 million domestic). Directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan, the film’s insane stunts and diverse ensemble cast — including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Scott Eastwood and Charlize Theron — has proven big box office success for the studio. In fact, of the four other movies from Universal to become billionaires, “Furious 7” sits in second place with $1.52 billion.

“Fate of the Furious” is the first in the franchise since the tragic death of Paul Walker, who was involved in a single-vehicle crash in 2013. The seventh movie functioned as a sort of tribute to the late actor. The eighth centers around Dominic Toretto (Diesel) who is coerced by a cyberterrorist (Theron) to turn against his team. In his review for Variety, critic Owen Gleiberman called the latest episode a “dazzling action spectacle that proves this franchise is far from out of gas.”

Story checks out: recent reports say Universal is mulling a spinoff of the franchise starring Johnson, Statham and Theron. And whether or not that happens, chances are good there will be many more installments to come.

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