The Daily Buzz For Aug 1

Hollywood came to the Motor City for the world premiere of ‘Detroit’
Director Kathyrn Bigelow on stage with several members of the film’s cast, including Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, who opened up the show
Last night, Detroit shined bright like a diamond on the global stage as Hollywood came to Detroit for the world premiere of the highly anticipated film Detroit. Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow brought the docudrama to life for the 50th anniversary of the infamous 1967 Detroit riots. The film is a dramatization of police brutality during the riots and focuses on the murders of three teens at the hands of the police at the Algiers Hotel.

Rolling out was on the red carpet and got a chance to talk with several cast members and snapped some photos along the way. Check out the photo gallery below to see some of the star power that was in the building.

Movie is out Friday!
Photo gallery credit: Porsha Monique for Steed Media (H/T Rolling Out)

#RHoA: Y’all LYING! Phaedra Parks Denies Her Mansion Is Up For Lease
Phaedra Parks is denying reports she put her Buckhead mansion up for lease. Matter of fact, she said issa “lie.”
Phaedra, who is currently vacaying in Martha’s Vineyard, drove her point home with this post:
On Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the $1.9 million mansion was listed on Zillow for $10,556 a month.
Ironically, the listing has been pulled from Zillow. But, the way Google is set up…

A lie don’t care who tell it. But, maybe the listing was a big mix up. (side-eye)

#EMPIRE: Do you know what Taraji Penda means in Swahili?
Folks, ever wonder what Taraji Pend means in Swahili? Well she answered that on Instagram. Take a look below.
Very pretty!

#NEWMUSICVID: Pj Morton Feat. Bj The Chicago Kid & The Hamiltones – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright!
PJ Morton gives us the funkiest soul jam to kick off the week!
The gifted artist has shared an official visual for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” a standout off his recent album Gumbo.  The New Orleans native connects with fellow soul crooner BJ The Chicago Kid and the incomparable Hamiltones in the richly culture-filled video–directed by Cinemadona.

Rocking vintage looking threads, the crew stroll through a Nola neighborhood while singing the soulful, empowering tune. In other scenes, PJ and his band are seen performing inside a local house with ’70s vibes as friends dance along.
“Two steps forward ten steps back, everything’s gonna be alright,” sings BJ the Chicago Kid. “Killing us dead like lives don’t matter, everything’s gonna be alright.”

PJ Morton is currently touring the U.S. on his “Gumbo World Tour,” which will travel through September.

Feed your soul with the retro-styled video HERE

#HIPHOPNEWS: AMC Joins With Questlove & Black Thought Of The Roots For Rap Yearbook Doc Series
Shea Serrano’s best-selling book The Rap Yearbook will be expanded into a six-part docu-series event as part of AMC’s original nonfiction programming in 2018 as announced earlier this morning in New York. The project’s executive producers include Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots fame, alongside Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.

The working title of the documentary series thus far is AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook, and will add to a slate of similar offerings from the cable network.

From today’s press announcement:
One of the first installments of “AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook” (working title) is to be executive produced by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter (Passyunk Productions), Shawn Gee (Philly Films), Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and Stacey Offman (Jigsaw Productions). The six-part series is slated to premiere on AMC in 2018. This is an expansion of the network’s nonfiction programming slate, which includes the previously announced projects “AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics,” featuring interviews with Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, Lynda Carter, Kevin Smith and Todd McFarlane, and “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” featuring interviews with Paul W. Anderson, Roland Emmerich, Paul Verhoeven, Bryan Singer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sigourney Weaver, Keanu Reeves and Zoe Saldana, among many others.

“AMC Visionaries: Rap Year Book,” based on Shea Serrano’s New York Times best-selling book The Rap Yearbook, debates, deconstructs and illuminates the most important moments and songs from the biggest years in the history of hip=hop. Each episode is centered on the story of one key song and features a special guest MC as well as a select group of core contributors including legendary rap artists, acclaimed music experts and other fresh voices. The series gives viewers a deeper understanding of what hip-hop is all about by diving into the music and its history. It’s a multi-layered exploration of what was going on in the streets, on the airwaves, and in the lives of the people who created the songs that made hip-hop one of the most important music genres in the world.
An official date for the documentary series has yet to be announced.

Liam Hemsworth Dips & Kisses Rebel Wilson for New Movie!
Liam Hemsworth holds his co-star Rebel Wilson in his arms and plants a kiss on her during a scene for their movie Isn’t It Romantic on Monday (July 31) in downtown New York City.

The 27-year-old actor and the 37-year-old actress filmed the scene in front of a giant green screen while rain poured down on them.
The film revolves around a cynical woman who discovers she’s been trapped inside a romantic comedy.
Rebel and Liam have been hard at work on the movie for the past week and they channeled Pretty Woman for a scene the other day!

THEY’RE STILL WINNING: ‘Girls Trip’ Scoops Another $20M At The Box Office
The Flossy Posse is still going strong!

Girls Trip snagged the no. 3 spot at the box office and racked up another $20,085,540.

The Will Packer-produced film, starring Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish, is now sitting pretty with a domestic box office total of $65,524,760 in 2,648 theaters.
Girls Trip is a fantastic and absolutely hilarious film!

Have you seen it?

Angela Simmons Ends Her Engagement
Last year Angela Simmons announced her engagement to Atlanta hustler Sutton Tennyson
It appears the engagement is off...
Angela confirmed the news in a cryptic post about loving yourself on Instagram.
Angela and Sutton have one child together.

Al the best to both of them!

Trump ousts Scaramucci as Communications director
President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, a little more than a week after the former financier was named to the post, the White House said on Monday.

The change came at the request of new chief of staff John Kelly, who started Monday, two White House officials said. It was not clear whether Scaramucci would take on a new role after leaving the communications job, nor was it immediately apparent who would take over the position.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.”

Sanders told reporters Monday afternoon that Scaramucci has no role in the administration “at this time,” but she refused to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding his departure.
“I’m not going to get into the process tick-tock,” Sanders said at the press briefing. “Look, as we’ve said several times before, what matters most to us is not who’s employed in the White House but who’s employed in the rest of the country.”
Scaramucci was expected to announce his new communications team Monday afternoon, but he was instead informed of the decision to remove him that morning in Kelly’s office. Scaramucci was not present when senior staff were told of the change, a White House official said. Another senior aide said the move came after discussions over the weekend. There was “no way” Scaramucci could work with Kelly, the senior aide said.

“Kelly is already changing the culture here,” said another White House aide. As the news broke, Kelly was spotted in the White House’s East Room for a ceremony, chatting with other senior officials.
Scaramucci’s brief tenure brought turmoil to the West Wing, including the exits of press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Priebus. Scaramucci had tried unsuccessfully to get a White House job earlier in the year, but he settled temporarily for a position at the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

His time as communications director seemed to start smoothly, with a friendly on-camera appearance in the White House briefing room on July 21, the day his new position was announced. Spicer’s tenure had been marked by combative exchanges with reporters, and the briefings were largely moved off camera until Scaramucci took over.
But Scaramucci quickly ramped up the drama by threatening to fire “everybody” in the White House press office if leaks to reporters did not stop. On Tuesday, he told POLITICO he planned to fire a press aide — but after he made the move public, it was delayed until the aide, Michael Short, resigned later that day.

Scaramucci also was widely criticized for a profanity-laced tirade last week in a conversation with a New Yorker reporter.

VMAs Moonman Goes Gender Neutral!
MTV is completely doing away with gender at this year’s VMAs (Video Music Awards).
First, they dropped gender specific categories like “Best Female” and “Best Male” to make it the “Best” whoever.
Now, they’ve gone a step further to erase gender by making their signature Moonman award the “Moon Person” award.

Via Rolling Stone: “Why should it be a man?” MTV president Chris McCarthy told theNew York Times. “It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist.”

The move comes after MTV eliminated gender-specific categories at both their refurbished MTV Movie & TV Awards and the upcoming Video Music Awards; the network replaced Best Male Video and Best Female Video with the new Artist of the Year award.

At the MTV Movie & TV Awards, the Best Actor in a Show and Best Actor in a Movie categories included both male and female nominees, with Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown and Beauty and the Beast‘s Emma Watson winning the awards.
“The first acting award in history that doesn’t separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience,” Watson said during her acceptance speech. “Acting is about the ability to put yourself into someone else’s shoes – and that doesn’t have to be separated into two different categories.”

Your thoughts?

Zazie Beetz as Domino in 'Deadpool 2' - First Look Photo!
Here’s your very first look at actress Zazie Beetz in her full Domino costume for Deadpool 2!
Ryan Reynolds revealed the photo of Zazie as Domino, which features Domino laying on top of a totally flattened Deadpool.
“Some people just know how to work a red carpet. #Domino #DeadPool2,” Ryan captioned the photo.
If you didn’t know, Domino is a mutant with probability-altering powers in the Marvel universe.

Deadpool 2 is currently set to be released on June 1, 2018. Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, and Josh Brolin also star in the film.

I know it’s difficult to spot anything in this picture but if you look very closely you can see another generation in their family tree get ruined.

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