Zoe Saldana New Photoshoot by Kurt Markus for C Magazine June 2017
She looks gorgeous!
#RHoA: Kandi Says She and Phaedra ‘Can Never Talk Again’ After RHOA Drugging Allegations
If there was any question whether Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks‘ friendship was over for good after their headline-making fallout on the reunion finale of this past season’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the Grammy winning “No Scrubs” scribe just put the final nail in the coffin.
At Thursday’s Fueled by Culture dinner at the Hunt & Fish Club in New York City, Burruss vowed to E! News that she would never speak with Parks again in the future.
“We can never talk again,” Burruss said, before receiving the Fortune Insider Award by famed chef Marcus Damas.
The Atlanta Housewife’s decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise for viewers of the hit Bravo series.
After all, as it was revealed during the fourth part of the show’s season 9 reunion, Parks had been the one who initially spread inflammatory accusations to Porsha Williams that said Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker had planned on drugging Williams and their mutual friend Shamea Morton in order to take advantage of them sexually.
Williams had come under fire for repeating the accusations — and claims she made that Burruss was a lesbian — throughout the season because she believed the information had come directly from Burruss. Problem was, Parks had only heard the claims from a still-unnamed source.
“I repeated it because I heard it,” Parks said in the final episode of the reunion. “Something was brought to me. I repeated what someone told me … I shouldn’t have repeated it … I screwed up … I’m sorry.”
In an emotional and raw speech at the reunion, Burruss — who said she has always stayed away from drug usage — opened up about just how horrible the aftermath of the accusations have been.
“Do y’all know people would was under my comments saying #KandiAKABillCosby? Do you think that s— is f—— cool?” she asked before storming off the stage in tears. “Y’all know how much I care about my business and my brand. We throw shade, whatever. But drugs? … Drugging somebody while drinking and taking them home is rape. Y’all accused me of being a f—— rapist. That is crazy.”
Looking back at it, Burruss told E! News that she’s glad the truth has come out.
“It’s a relief to me that my name was cleared, that people no longer have to wonder if I would do something like that,” she said. “You can’t fight a lie. I’m just so glad the truth finally came out because I would never want something like that to be attached to me.”
She also told the outlet that the rest of the cast does not want to work with Parks, who reportedly won’t be returning to the show for its upcoming tenth season.
“At the end of the day, all the girls throw shade at each other, but to know that people actually plot, behind the scenes, to plant information on people that’s completely made up, that’s a real problem,” Burruss said of Parks. “It wasn’t even for the sake of television; it was for the sake of tearing me down.”
“The fact that she never once let on that she had anything to do with it, clearly, she just wants to tear down my reputation, kill my fan base, hurt my business,” Burruss continued. “It was really just terrible. And then she’s supposed to be friends with Porsha? Then she set her up to be the fall guy? That’s a lot of plotting going on. People don’t want to deal with that.”
The Bravo host plays a 'Housewives'-themed round of Plead the Fifth
While Burruss may not want to speak with Parks ever again, she said she is open to chatting with Williams again — though don’t expect the two, who have not spoken since the reunion, to be BFFs again. “I’ll still probably never be close with her again,” Burruss said.
“I’m still not feeling her either. At the end of the day, she knew it was a lie. She cannot sit there and say she believed it,” Burruss explained.
“I’m happy she finally told the truth, I’ll give her that,” Burruss added. “But did you tell the truth because you were tired of people tearing you down, saying you were a liar, or did you do it for the right reasons?”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is expected to return in the fall of 2017.
#EMPIRE: ‘Empire’ Finale Ratings Fizzle From 2016!
There was a lot of action on the television court with finales for Empire (2.4/9), Arrow (0.6/2), Survivor (1.9/8), Shots Fired (0.9/4), The 100 (0.3/1) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1.3/5) on the last official day of this year’s season.
With explosions, cliffhangers and year-to-year declines, the big player was still the Fox hip hop drama, but over on ABC they were making some retro moves of their own with a Dirty Dancing (1.3/5) musical remake. Taking up all of the Disney-owned net’s primetime, the Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes-starring version of the 1980s fav did better than many expected and matched SVU for the third highest rated show of the night among adults 18-49 after Empire and Survivor’s finales. Watched by 6.6 million, Dirty Dancing also delivered ABC its most watched Wednesday since the CMA Awards on November 12 last year.
Up 18% from last week and with its best result in almost two months, the 9 PM end of Empire’s third season saw the still hefty series down 37% in the key demo from its Season 2 finale of May 18 last year. In a season that has seen Empire hit series lows on a number of weeks, last night’s finale was unsurprisingly a season ender low for the renewed show, which takes over the 8 PM slot next season. In the 8 PM slot last night, the end of Shots Fired was up a tenth from last week to help give a somewhat chastised Fox score a close second place demo spot for the night with a 1.6/7 rating – even though that was up a tenth from last week’s win.
And that folks til next season! Will you still ride with #teamlyons?
#NEWMUSIC: Mary J. Blige Feat. Ty Dolla $Ign – U + Me (Love Lesson) (Remix)
Mary J. Blige has another growing hit on her hands with the second single off her new album, Strength of a Woman.
Along with debuting the absolutely stunning music video for the A$AP Rocky remix of “Love Yourself,” we get a surprise remix to “U + Me (Love Lesson)” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
The rapper/singer adds his own younger perspective while taking the role of the male in the situation, admitting to the grown lessons he has learned from her.
“Swear you showed me how to love and what it really means / 10 toes stomped down, had to leave them hoes alone and hold my baby down,” he sings.
Check out the unexpected remix HERE
#HIPHOPNEWS: Ice Cube Signs To Interscope, ‘Death Certificate’ Reissue Drops In June
Ice Cube is once again in the major label fold. The Hip-Hop legend has signed a new record deal with Interscope Records and plans to reissue his classic album, Death Certificate.
“We are thrilled to announce that Ice Cube has joined the Interscope family,” said John Janick, Chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, via a press release. “He’s obviously one of the legendary figures in hip-hop…that’s a massive statement on its own, but he’s so much more than that. Cube has an incredible body of work, and as a fan I’m honored to welcome him to the label.”
First on Cube’s new Interscope itinerary is the reissue of his sophomore album. The Death Certificate: 25 Anniversary Edition is out June 9 and will feature three new songs; “Only One Me,” “Dominate The Weak,” and lead single “Good Cop, Bad Cop.”
Worth noting, once again Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are labelmates.
Check out the Death Certificate: 25 Anniversary Edition tracklist and artwork below.
The Death Side
1. Only One Me
2. Good Cop, Bad Cop
3. Dominate The Weak
4. The Funeral
5. The Wrong N**** To F*** Wit
6. My Summer Vacation
7. Steady Mobbin’
8. Robin Lench
9. Givin’ Up The Nappy Dug Out
10. Look Who’s Burnin’
11. A Bird In The Hand
12. Man’s Best Friend
13. Alive On Arrival
The Life Side
15. The Birth
16. I Wanna Kill Sam
17. Horny Lil’ Devil
18. Black Korea
19. True To The Game
20. Color Blind
21. Doing Dumb Sh**
23. No Vaseline
Welcome back Cube!
Selena Gomez Dish TEA On Relationship With Boyfriend The Weeknd
Selena Gomez opened up about her new romance with boyfriend The Weeknd in a brand new radio interview.
While doing promo for her new song, “Bad Liar”, the singer dished to Miami’s Power 96.5 FM, about her relationship with her new beau.
“I’m the kind of kind of girl that loves tremendously big,” Selena revealed. “I just have always been that girl. I will give my heart and my soul to the person that I love.”
She adds, “It’s just how I operate. With that comes a lot, you know?”
Check out her full interview with the radio station HERE
Chris Brown & Nia Guzman Wish Royalty A Happy 3rd Birthday
It’s Royalty Brown’s 3rd Birthday!
Chris Brown took to social media bright and early to wish his princess, Royalty, a very Happy Birthday!
The singer wrote:
MY BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL IS OFFICIALLY 3 YEAR OLD!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. HBD RO RO! I LOVE YOU
Royalty’s mother, Nia Guzman, also celebrated her baby girl writing:
Happy birthday to one of my queens! U mean so much to your family. U brighten up any room you walk in. A real life angel. My BFF! Welcome to the big THREE! #HappyBirthdayRoRo
Happiest Birthday Princess Ro Ro!
Ariana Grande Announces she will perform a Manchester Benefit Concert
Less than a week after the bombing at her concert in Manchester, Ariana Grande has announced she will return to host a concert “in honor of and to raise money for victims and their families.”
In a lengthy statement posted on social media, Ariana said, “we will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.
Read her full statement below.
Good for Ariana!
Odell Beckham had Social Media ranting words with Coach McAdoo
This week NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham caught heat for not showing up for voluntary Organized Team Activities, instead choosing to party with his celebrity pals
After Giants Coach Ben McAdoo publicly admitted he wished Odell had shown up for OTAs Odell made his feelings about the matter known...
...by re-Tweeting Roland Martin some fans supporting his stance.
What do you think?
Cher Mourns the Death of Ex-Husband Gregg Allman
Cher is speaking out following the death of her ex-husband Gregg Allman.
The 71-year-old entertainer took to Twitter on Saturday (May 27) right after the news was made public to express her emotions.
“IVE TRIED… WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE GUI GUI💔 FOREVER, CHOOCH💋,” Cher tweeted. She later shared a photo of them together and said, “never forget….gui ❤️chooch.”
Cher and Gregg were married from 1975 until 1979 and they shared a son named Elijah Blue.
We continue to send our thoughts and condolences to all of Gregg‘s loved ones during this difficult time.
Cheyenne Jackson Spotted Filming on Set for 'AHS' Season 7,(Photos)
Cheyenne Jackson suits up to film a scene for the upcoming seventh season of American Horror Story on Friday (May 26) in Los Angeles.
The 41-year-old actor was joined on set by his co-star Sarah Paulson.
Cheyenne was not previously confirmed for the upcoming season, but his appearance on set has revealed the exciting news!
In past seasons, Cheyenne played the role of Will Drake in Hotel and Sidney James in Roanoke. He also worked with series creator Ryan Murphy previously in three episodes of Glee.
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EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Papa Martin Bear
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