The Daily Buzz For July 28

Canada’s President Justin Trudeau is on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine!
Rolling Stone prefers Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over Donald Trump and isn’t shy about it with a new cover story headlined, “Why can’t he be our president?”
The feature refers to Trudeau as the “North Star” and says he “was raised in jet-set privilege but overcame tragedy to become Canada’s prime minister.”

Reporter Stephen Rodrick asks, “Is he the free world’s best hope?” He seems to feel the answer is yes, according to the cover story. You can read that HERE!

#RHoA: NeNe Leakes Throws A “Gurls And Gays” Party 
NeNe Leakes threw a party this weekend with a theme I don’t understand. At all. The concept appeared to be wear white, bring a gay guy friend, come over to gush over NeNe’s newish multi-million dollar home, and in some cases, get thrown out for assaulting another guest. Anyway, the official title was “Gurls & Gays” but the official hashtag was “NeNeNeverForget”.

I believe this is NeNe’s first “event” since rejoining Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and she also got to show off her home in the process. Since homes are the source of such contentions in this group! Most of the cast attended – including Kim Zolciak who embroiled Kenya Moore in some mighty Wigs-N-Cigs drama!

Porsha Williams was absent because, if you recall, NeNe wants her fired from the show. Kandi Burruss also wasn’t there, because she was in Kenya attending Shamea Morton‘s wedding. Bizarrely Marlo Hampton attended – apparently she and NeNe are fast-frenemies again, which probably means we can expect to see her in a ‘friend’ role again this season. And even more surprisingly Lisa Wu-Hartwell showed up to this little reunion!
Also present were a couple other ladies RHOA is ‘testing’ as potential cast members.

#EMPIRE: Taraji P Henson: Cookie Lyon won’t be around FOREVER!
While we wait in anticipation for ‘EMPIRE’ Season 4, that doesn’t mean the show can go on forever — well, at least according to star Taraji P. Henson.

“I could not do this forever. No. Cookie wears me out!” Henson exclaims during a recent interview with Variety. “She drains me,” the actress adds with a laugh. “She is emotionally all over the place. Those writers, they just keep pushing my emotions with every episode. By the 18th episode [of each season], I’m dead. I got to get far away. I don’t wear animal print. I cut my hair into a bob. I don’t wear a weave because I’ve got to get as far away from Cookie as possible.”

When asked if she has a number of seasons in mind she’d like “Empire” to stay on the air, Henson quips, “Once it’s syndicated — and then I’m like, ‘Thank you. Goodnight!’”

“I learned this from the women of ‘Sex and the City’ — you’ve got to know when to go out. You don’t want to overstay your welcome. You want to go out on a high. You want to be remembered as the number one show on network,” Henson adds. “I’m going to lose my passion, I know me. And Cookie is enough. I can’t do that for so long.”

While playing Cookie is an emotionally taxing role, Henson wasn’t always confident that her erratic character would resonate with audiences. When she first read the script for “Empire,” she says, she was “scared to death.”

“I thought people would hate her,” Henson admits. “Because of the things that she says, it was very risky, because that’s a character that if it’s not handled correctly, it would turn the audience off.”

Henson could have never imagined the success “Empire” would become — many would say, in large part thanks to her Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance as Cookie — but she originally signed onto the Fox pilot because the character frightened her.

“Any role that scares me is a challenge and I don’t back away from challenges. That’s how I pick roles — if it scares me, I have to do it,” she explains. “Cookie scared me a bit and the challenge was, how do I make the audience connect and feel and empathize for her? Once I did that work, I was like, OK, people are either going to love her or hate her. Thank God it worked. Phew!”


#MUSICNEWS: Mariah Carey Announces Christmas Movie Single, ‘The Star,’ Shares Trailer
Get ready to celebrate another Christmas season with Mariah Carey. Already crowned the “Queen of Christmas”, Carey will be delivering a brand new holiday song to our ears this year, as the title track to the upcoming animated film, The Star.

Scheduled to hit theaters this holiday season, the animated movie is a new, family-ready comedic story about the first Christmas ever. It will feature the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Clarkson, Oprah Winfrey, Tracy Morgan, and Tyler Perry.

The “All I Want for Christmas” songstress premiered the forthcoming film’s trailer today (July 26). “I’m so excited to share the trailer for the new movie The Star,” she said in the clip. The trailer is soundtracked by a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “What Christmas Means to Me.”

This holiday season, Mariah is also set to narrate an animated film based on her holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” She is also currently developing a drama series based on her life and readying a new album through her recently-announced Butterfly MC Records label.


If that wasn’t enough, the queen of Christmas will also celebrate the holiday season with fans at her annual “All I Want for Christmas Is You” concerts, which are set to take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from Dec. 14-22.

But first, the pop diva can be seen alongside Lionel Richie on the “All the Hits” tour, which runs through Oct. 14.

#HIPHOPNEWS: Watch the Trailer for ‘Public Enemies: JAY-Z vs. Kanye’ Documentary
JAY-Z and Kanye West’s friendship and fallout will be the focus of “Public Enemies,” a new television special about the rap rivals.
The documentary, which will air on Britain’s Channel 4 network, will feature “unseen footage and unheard testimonies.”
DJ Clark Kent, the legendary producer who’s worked with Hov since his debut album Reasonable Doubt, comments on the differences between JAY and ‘Ye in the preview. “One is a New York street dude,” he says. “The other dude is a mama’s boy from Chicago.”

Tourรฉ, a longtime music journalist, adds: “JAY-Z is very thoughtful about money. Kanye is spend-it-all, art-comes-first.”


Jigga and Yeezy went from being frequent collaborators to rivals. Last year, Kanye blasted Hov onstage for ignoring his requests for a conversation. “Jay Z, call me,” he said. “You still ain’t called me. Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Please call me. Talk to me like a man.” At around the same time, he also criticized Beyoncรฉ for alleged award show ultimatums.
This year, JAY referenced the onstage outbursts on 4:44’s “Kill Jay Z.” “You got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye,” he raps. “You gave him 20 million without blinkin’ / He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?”

“Public Enemies: JAY-Z vs. Kanye” airs Monday (July 31) at 10 p.m. on Channel 4.

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world
Jeff Bezos just became the world’s richest person.

A surge in shares of Amazon early Thursday — coupled with a slight dip in Microsoft shares — helped Amazon’s 53-year-old founder vault past Bill Gates to top the world’s wealthiest list for the first time.
Shares of the online retailer rose 1.8 percent to $1,071.31 as of 9:30 a.m. in New York, giving Bezos, who owns about 17 percent of the e-commerce giant, a net worth of more than $90 billion, surpassing Gates’ $89 billion.
Gates, 61, has held the top spot since May 2013, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index.

Nevertheless, Bezos looks poised to extend his lead over Gates in the coming months, with stock analyst James Cakmak predicting that Amazon shares could double to $2,000 if its recent acquisition of Whole Foods is approved by regulators.
That would make Amazon “the first trillion-dollar company,” Cakmak told CNBC Thursday. Indeed, Amazon’s market capitalization surpassed the $500 billion mark for the first time Wednesday, putting it in fourth place behind No. 1-ranked Apple, No. 2-ranked Google and No. 3-ranked Microsoft.
Earlier this year, Bezos surpassed Warren Buffett to take the No. 2 spot among the world’s richest. As of this week, Buffett was ranked fourth, just behind Spanish clothing tycoon Amancio Ortega Gaona. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is currently the world’s fifth-richest, according to Bloomberg.

Shares of Seattle-based Amazon have gained 40 percent this year, adding $24 billion to Bezos’ net worth as the online behemoth continues to steal business from retailers and fellow web-based sellers of everything from books to appliances to streaming movies and music.
Bezos, who started Amazon 22 years ago selling books out of a garage, currently owns about 80 million shares of the company.
Amazon is slated to report its second-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday, and better-than-expected results could solidify Bezos’ top spot among the world’s billionaires.

Unlike Gates, Bezos hasn’t been big on philanthropy despite his riches, instead spending much of his personal wealth and free time on his space exploration company, Blue Origin.

Kim Kardashian's Surrogate Is Three Months Pregnant
Here comes baby! Kim Kardashian has long been vocal about her desire for a big family — and now that family's growing.

In June, the 36-year old and husband, Kanye West began looking for a surrogate, and a source now tells Us Weekly they have cause to celebrate: Their pick — a San Diego mom in her late 20s, referred by an agency — is three months along, which means they’ll likely welcome baby No. 3 in January 2018.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and rapper, 40, are in experienced hands, as the woman has reportedly served as a surrogate before, even appearing in a promotional video about the process with her own family.

The parents to North, 4, and Saint, 19 months, have agreed to pay $45,000 in 10 monthly installments of $4,500, according to a TMZ report. In the case of multiples, Kardashian and West will fork over $5,000 per additional child. This is all in addition to the whopping $68,850 deposit given to the agency.
My baby girl turned 4 years old today! She's my light & my everything!!! I love you to the moon & back North
Other stipulations in the contract focus on the surrogate's wellness habits. Among the fairly standard expectant-mom guidelines are no drinking, smoking or drug use; no hot tubs or saunas; no raw fish; and no handling cat litter.
As Kardashian told Ellen DeGeneres back in 2014, "I have so many siblings and I love it, they're my best friends and I would love that for my kids.” But two pregnancies plagued by placenta accreta, a potentially life-threatening condition, have forced her and West to consider alternative options, rather than enduring another high-risk situation.

#BLACKHOLLYWOOD: Will Packer And Oprah Winfrey Are in line To Dominate Hollywood
Will Packer and Oprah Winfrey are once again taking Hollywood by storm.
It was just announced that Packer, the director behind several major grossing films, including this weekend’s record breaking comedy Girls Trip, will be starting a new production company.

Packer’s new venture will be backed by Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures, but its Oprah’s entity OWN that has first refusal.

Under the first-look deal, OWN gets first pick of all scripted and unscripted television shows Packer produces. If they refuse, then Will can pitch to other networks.
“When you look at just the landscape of television content, every morning you wake up, there’s another outlet that has content going out to the same viewers,” said Erik Logan, president of OWN. “When you can strike first-look deals with a talent like Will Packer, what that affords you is the ability to look at what he’s creating before it goes out to the masses.”
Packer will not only produce television series, but he will also tap into advertising campaigns, short form content on a digital platform and ad campaigns for branded clients.

“This gives me the ability to tell a story the way that story should be told,” Will recently said. “I don’t have to look at it as one particular type of content for one particular medium.”

Houston Rapper Z-Ro Arrested For Beating Girlfriend Just Brittany For Nearly Two Hours
Houston rap legend Z-Ro, real name Joseph McVey, has been arrested stemming from a domestic abuse incident that occurred in April.  The news breaks as his girlfriend, rapper Just Brittany, makes her reality TV debut on VH1’s new series, “Signed.”
Over the weekend,  Just Brittany informed authorities that on April 29, she had been assaulted by Z-Ro after the two got into an argument over canceled dinner plans. Court documents say that Joseph McVey allegedly slapped, punched and dragged Brittany for about an hour and a half.  She provided a 21-minute recording of a portion of the assault to police as evidence.

In the video, which Brittany reportedly started recording midway through the assault, McVey, 40, could be heard saying “You’re dead.” Brittany could also be heard saying, “Why did you push me?” and “Get your f*ckin hands from around my neck.” Brittany told investigators that she was in fear of her life during the assault.
Police turned the information over to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, who in turn, determined there was enough to arrest the rapper and charge him with felony aggravated assault.

McVey is currently being held without bond.

Quincy Jones wins lawsuit against Michael Jackson’s Estate for 9.4. Million Dollars!
A jury says Michael Jackson’s estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million! The legendary producer is entitled to the amount in royalties and production fees from “Billie Jean,” ?Thriller” and other hits that he made for the late singer.
The award is less than the $30 million Jones sought in the lawsuit filed close to four years ago. The Jackson estate had put the figure at less than $400,000.

Jones claimed in the lawsuit that Jackson’s estate and Sony Music Entertainment owed him for music used in the concert film “This Is It” and two Cirque du Soleil shows that used Jackson’s songs.
Jones, who produced “Thriller” and two other Jackson albums, said the songs were improperly re-edited in order to deprive him of the royalties and production fees.

Rihanna Wears Pink Prada Outfit at Paris Premiere of "Valerian City of a Thousand Planets"
The Rihanna press slay tour continues on.

On Tuesday, the singer graced the red carpet for the premiere of Valerian City of a Thousand Planets in Paris wearing a millennial pink ensemble that somehow outshone her other headline-making lewks from previous premieres.

Millennial pink is not a surprising choice for Riri — she wore a bubblegum pink off-the-shoulder gown just one week ago for the film's Los Angeles premiere. But the outfit from Tuesday's red carpet was a completely different silhouette, this time channeling a modern-day flapper. Rihanna's Prada outfit consisted of a beaded satin bra paired with a high-waisted pencil skirt, trimmed at the hemline with darker hued feathers.
She accessorized the ensemble with pink, round-frame Cutler and Gross sunnies (which covered up coral-pink eyeshadow), rose-hued diamond drop earrings, and fur-trimmed Charlotte Olympia heels in a pinkish-nude hue. The monochromatic look has also been Riri's go-to of late. On the London red carpet just a day ago, Rihanna wore head-to-toe red, accessorizing her low-cut bright dress with ruby jewels and deep crimson lips — not to mention, her first millennial pink premiere outfit also had a matching pink clutch and accessories. (But Rihanna's Parisian Prada was a departure for the singer, as she's worn Giambattista Valli gowns twice now.)

Rihanna — who plays a shape-shifting alien named "Bubble" in the new film — shared her outfits (as she's been doing the whole press tour) on Instagram, even revealing that her makeup was from her own, upcoming beauty line, Fenty Beauty.

In another social media picture, the singer poses with co-star Cara Delevingne, who looked equally glamorous in a long-sleeve, plunging silver gown. (What a red carpet duo these two are.) Take a look at her outfit below.
In a world of uncertainty, the only thing it seems we can count on these days is for Rihanna's red carpet looks to never disappoint. 

James Corden Performs Musical Number in Response to Donald Trump's Ban of Transgender Troops
James Corden issued a response to Donald Trump‘s ban on transgender individuals in the military by performing a song and dance number on The Late Late Show on Wednesday (July 26).
The song was performed to the tune of Nat King Cole‘s “L-O-V-E” with different words.

“‘L,’ he doesn’t care for lesbians; ‘G,’ he thinks two men should just be friends, ‘B,’ to his dumb knowledge is just a phase in college; ‘T,’ he finds confusing, so the army’s now refusing trans women who only want to serve; trans men who want rights we all deserve. POTUS thinks it’s unsavory, patriots who know real bravery. Trump’s got hate for me and you,” James sang.


“Trump wants to seem like a manly man, overcompensating for his tiny… hands,” James added later....LOL!

Tinashe gets restraining order against fan
Tinashe has been granted a restraining order against an obsessed fan who thinks the pair are married.
The 24-year-old singer has been left terrified of her alleged stalker, Martin Murphy, who thinks he and the star are a married couple, and whom she believes is trying to hurt her.

According to TMZ.com, the “All Hands On Deck” singer has been awarded a restraining order against 25-year-old Martin, which requires him to stay at least 100 yards away from both the brunette beauty and her parents.
The publication also states Martin traveled from Boston to L.A. just to see the singer and ended up staying close to her parents’ home.

Tinashe is also said to be worried that the man is “trying to reinstate his Massachusetts license to carry a firearm.”
Martin’s father is also said to be in favor of the restraining order, and is quoted to have said in a declaration: “[Martin has] suffered a psychotic break and is unable to distinguish reality from fantasy.”

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