John Boyega Covers the August 2017 Issue of GQ Magazine
“Star Wars” actor John Boyega covers the August 2017 issue of GQ Magazine photographed by Sebastian Kim.
On playing a stromtrooper in “Star Wars”:
There are no black people on “Game of Thrones” (To be fair, there are, like, three.) You don’t see one black person in “Lord of the Rings.” (That is true.) […] I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen. Because you see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day. Even if you’re a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers.
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#RHoA: Kim Zolciak-Biermann Returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the Millionth Time!
The returns keep on coming for The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kim Zolciak-Biermann took to Instagram to announce her return to the Bravo franchise.
In a post, Kim, who returned to the series at the end of season nine as a guest star, said she will be back, but not with a peach in hand (aka as a main Housewife with a spot in the opening title). Her focus is still on her own series Don't Be Tardy…
"FINALLLY! After many months of negotiations, I'm happy and excited to confirm that as of today my deal is done! I'm coming to play with the ladies over at RHOA," she wrote. "However, since you all have made my OWN show such a huge success, I've decided to continue to carry that instead of carrying a peach! See you soon bitches! #CANTWAIT#2ShowsSameNetwork #Blessed#SeeUAtLeastHalfTheSeason."
Expect to see Kim as a "friend" to ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kim left the show after season five, And she's not the only familiar face back. NeNe Leakes is poised to return to the franchise.
"It's been a long process but we've finally reached an agreement! All hail the Queen for season 10 of #RHOA @bravotv #thethreatisback," she tweeted.
The returning cast members from last season are expected to include Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore and Sheree Whitfield.
#EMPIRE: Gabourey Sidibe Responds to Body Shamers on Janet Mock Podcast: ‘You Don’t Care About My Health’
Gabourey Sidibe won’t stand for any criticism about her body.
The actress is a guest on the latest episode of Janet Mock’s podcast “Never Before” where she calls out people who masquerade body shaming as concern for her health.
“People pretend that they care about my health by calling me a fat disgusting b—-,” Sidibe, 34, says. “You do not care about my health. You are just a giant a—–. And you think that you can have an opinion about me — but this is my body. I’m not out here in these streets writing think pieces about how your d— is too small.”
The actress also discusses how she’s been stereotyped after her Oscar-nominated breakthrough role in Precious. Sidibe says that film executives constantly look to cast her in similar parts because that’s how she’s known — and now she wants to avoid being stereotyped.
“All they know of me is what they saw. All they know of me is Precious,” she says. “As a woman and as a black person, you know that what they see of us and what we actually are is very different. They’ll see an example. They’ll see a cartoon of us and assume that that’s all of us.”
Sidibe, who admitted to PEOPLE she has struggled with her appearance since the age of 6, underwent laproscopic bariatric surgery last year after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes because she “didn’t want to worry about all the effects that go along with” it. Still, the actress has consistently fought back against people who tear her down for her weight — and is finally in a place where she loves who she is.
“There’s nothing ugly about me,” she says. “I was in a war with my body for a long time. If I’d started treating it better sooner, I wouldn’t have spent so many years hating myself. But I love my body now.”
Sidibe is the latest in a lineup of strong women to appear on Mock’s podcast, which is part of Lena Dunham‘s LENNY. With the Girls actress as executive producer, Mock has also sat down with Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles-Lawson.
#NewMusic from Calvin Richardson – 'Treat Her Right'
For close to two decades, vintage soul singer, Calvin Richardson has delivered pure, raw, soul baring R&B. His new single, “Treat Her Right” shares the secret ingredient to any relationship. He reminds fellas about how they can keep their lady happy by simply making her feel special. A bluesy guitar floats in the background as he sings “You gotta love her in the morning, in the evening and in the afternoon too / And ‘fore she get tired of that, ask what else she wants you to do.” The multi-Grammy Award winner’s passionate vocals urge men to get on top of their game before they get benched.
Dubbed as the Prince of Soul, Charlie Wilson considers Richardson as “one of the most talented artists in the business.” The North Carolina native’s rich tone comes from musical roots in gospel, which grew under the influence of funk and soul. His upcoming album All Or Nothing features the lead single “Treat Her Right,” and will showcase his evolution. “This album touches on everything – soul, R&B and pop,” shares Calvin. “It has something for everyone – love, laughter, sex, dance and romance. Best one yet!”
All Or Nothing drops September 29 on Shanachie Entertainment. Take a listen to “Treat Her Right” below.
#HIPHOPNEWS: JAY-Z’s 4:44 Goes No. 1 on Albums Chart
The platinum-selling record was originally absent from the charts after its first week
In less than a week, JAY-Z’s newest album 4:44 went platinum. But because Tidal didn’t report the LP’s streaming numbers to Nielsen Music the week of its release, it initially did not make the Billboard charts. Now that the album is no longer a Tidal exclusive—it was recently made available on iTunes, Apple Music, and received a physical edition release—4:44 has hit No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart. Last week, Hov shared a video for his track “Bam Bam” with Damian Marley, which was shot in Jamaica and features a cameo from Sister Nancy.
Congrats Brooklyn, He did it AGAIN!
Tupac’s Letter To Madonna Ending Relationship Snatched FROM Auction by MADONNA!
Reportedly, a personal letter penned from the late Tupac Shakur to singer Madonna will no longer be put up for auction. A judge is said to have blocked the item. A spokesperson for Gotta Have Rock and Roll website and Lutz says,
"Madonna and her legal army have taken what we believe to be a completely baseless and meritless action to temporarily halt the sale of Ms. Lutz’s legal property. We believe that her intent is nothing more than to besmirch the good reputations of the auction house and Ms. Lutz. Madonna’s allegations will be vigorously challenged and refuted in a court of law in due course."
We’re told that the singer filed an emergency court order Tuesday in NYC to block the website gottahaverockandroll.com from selling the letter and a other personal memorabilia — including personally worn panties.
As previously reported, for years, it had been rumored that the pair had some type of relationship. And this letter,may confirm this. Written while he was in prison, Tupac appears to end their romantic relationship because of her race. He writes,
"For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting. But for me at least in my previous perception I felt due to my ‘image’ I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was. I never meant to hurt you."
He also hints that some type of disagreement happened between the two, over something that Madonna said about rappers and basketball players in an interview.
"An interview where you said, ‘I’m off to rehabilitate all the rappers and basketball players’ or something to that affect those words cut deep seeing how I had never known you to be with any other rappers besides myself. It was at this moment out of hurt and natural instinct to strike back and defend my heart and ego that I said a lot of things."
‘Pac says that he still wants to be friends,
"I offer my friendship once again this time much stronger and focused. If you are still interested I would like to further discuss this with you but some of it couldn’t wait. I felt compelled to tell you … just in case anything happened."
He also warns,
"Please be careful Madonna. Everyone is not as honorable as they seem. There are those whose hearts bleed with envy and evil. They would not hesitate to do you harm! Let my 5 bullets be proof of that!"
Madonna has yet to speak publicly about the letter……WERK MADGE!
SPORTS NEWS: LeBron James Is Frustrated With Cavs’ Offseason Decisions
As the rest of the NBA uses the offseason to rebuild for the forthcoming season, LeBron James has grown frustrated with the way the Cleveland Cavaliers are handling the opportunity.
Just one year after bringing his hometown team their first NBA championship, and a few months after the devastating 4-1 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals, James has become concerned about team’s plan for the remainder of the offseason.
According to reports, James, who is the biggest star in the league, expected the team to take an aggressive approach in an attempt to close in on the reigning champs. However, when Dan Gilbert let go of the team’s general manager, David Griffin, just days before the draft and free agency, the baller became apprehensive.
Now, with the team’s two top front-office executives out of the picture, sources say, James is uneasy about the team’s ability to build a roster that can compete with the Warriors.
As a result, fans believe the Cavs’ efforts, or lack thereof, could drive James back out of Cleveland following the 2017-18 season.
What are your thoughts? Will LeBron James take his talents elsewhere if the Cavs can’t get it together?
Kevin Hart BUSTED After New pics surfaces Caught him Cheating Behind His Pregnant Wife’s Eniko Parrish Back.
Kevin spent months after months reminding folks how much he loves beautiful Eniko. And, then turns around to pull this stunt. Scandalous! The woman is pregnant for God’s sake.
Word on the streets, Kevin is creeping with some ugly brunette…
Tea is she is not even that cute.
Here’s the tea! In a bombshell exclusive, Radar Online busted the pint sized comedian canoodling with a brunette outside the luxury Miami hotel. The 5 a.m. rendezvous on July 3rd, shows Kevin sitting in the front seat of a Lexus car with a driver in the driver’s seat. He gets seemingly flirty with a brunette in the backseat. Kevin had just left LIV after partying there for his 38th birthday.
The two closely talked and laughed for several minutes as the door to the car was interestingly left open..
A rep for Kevin speaks on the site and shut down cheating rumors.
Read the comments under the post.
jlong1914Maaaaaaan Radar Online got you in a Lexus with some white chick 😂😂😂😂
sweetcakes78Its ok if you cheat @kevinhart4real your rich,black & famous don’t worry your wife wont leave you darling those rules dont apply to the rich 👀😂😴😟 👀 im not saying you cheated but hey if you do your good
live42dayWhat is you doing baby???? I hope the blog’s not true
jenstagram864Ur SO busted!
_aliguzmanGot caught 😭
xjuneyHey kev, I like white bitches too, you, me and kyrie should hit Utah for a day trip
brittanycoy12RADARONLINE CAUGHT YOU CHEATING
Mara Brock Akil And Salim Akil Get New Show On OWN
Oprah Winfrey has tapped The Game and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband, writer-director Salim Akil, for a new series on OWN titled Love Is ____, set to debut in 2018.Created and executive produced by the Akils, the hourlong dramedy – inspired by their real-life relationship – follows the love story between a modern-day power couple.
In the world of Black Hollywood, they navigate a complex set of social codes, and this series will explore it all, from the good to the bad… to the ‘90s, because that’s when the love story began.The Akils executive produce through their Akil Productions banner, with Mara Brock Akil serving as showrunner. The series hails from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and stems from the Akils’ big overall deal at Warner Bros. TV.
According to Deadline.com, Love Is ___ started out as Documenting Love, a multi-camera comedy project the Akils developed last season. It landed at ABC with a pilot production commitment. The script, which did not go to production at the broadcast network, is now being reworked as a one-hour single-camera dramedy for OWN.“I’ve dreamed of working with the Akils,” said Winfrey. “I’ve been a huge fan of their work since first viewing Girlfriends. They know just how to hit the cultural nerve to make you think and laugh at the same time.”
Love Is ___ joins OWN’s lineup of scripted dramas that include Queen Sugar, Greenleaf, The Haves and the Have Nots and If Loving You is Wrong, which year-to-date comprise four of the top six original scripted series on ad-supported cable for women 25-54.
“To have a partner that brings the attention to detail and sheer excellence that Oprah has built an empire on is an absolute dream come true for Salim and me,” said Mara Brock Akil. “That, and it’s Oprah! Love Is ___ is not only a passion project, but is a personal one for us as well. We’re grateful to have her wholehearted support and magic touch behind this story.”
Up next for the Akils is the Warner Bros. Television/DC drama series Black Lightning for the CW, which they are executive producing, with Salim Akil as showrunner.
OH Gryffindorers, Brand New 'Harry Potter' Books Are Coming in the Fall
Two new Harry Potter books are set to be released in October and we can hardly contain our excitement!
Not much information has been released but here is what we know.
British publishing house Bloomsbury revealed the two books will be titled “Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of the Exhibition” and “Harry Potter – A Journey Through A History of Magic.” The former will take the reader through the subjects that the wizarding students learn at Hogwarts and the latter will take on subjects like alchemy, unicorns and ancient witchcraft.
The exhibition is set up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series, and will run until February of 2018, the AP reports. No official release dates have been announced just yet.
Angela Simmons Opens Up About Thefts
There is nothing worse than finding out there’s a snake in your circle.
Angela Simmons is tightening her circle and moving differently after she’s had her Rolex and diamonds stolen from her.
The “Growing Up Hip Hop” star told Page Six:
I have had stuff stolen from me but I just don’t know who did it. I have had people around me . . . and I cannot say they did or did not do it.
I had a whole lot of diamonds stolen from me. I had a whole bag stolen — it was a Rolex and a chain in there. It was in my purse that I had with me. I was at the gym working out.
That is the type of stuff that makes you question the people around you. I do not think anyone would do something like that to me but you just never know.
“Growing Up Hip Hop” returns to WEtv this Thursday. Will you be tuned in?
AND FINALLY FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART FILES
Not all of the peaches in Walmart are rotten.
EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Sam!
Meet Sam! So you know what to do to see them goods. GO HERE TO SEE THE PICS and remember they’re NSFW!
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