The Daily Buzz For Aug 3 ☕📰☕

Paris Jackson, Mathilde Henning & Selena Forrest for i-D Magazine
i-D Magazine enlists Paris Jackson, Mathilde Henning, and Selena Forrest to star on the covers of their Fall 2017 The Acting Up edition. For the cover Paris Jackson posed for fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre, styled by Olivier Rizzo in vest from CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC. Mathilde Henning was lensed by David Sims, and styled in coat and dress from Céline, by Alastair McKimm. Selena Forrest was styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois, and captured in Dior by photographer Zoë Ghertner.

#RHoA: GAG! Sheree Whitfield is now Married to a Prison Inmate?
Is Sheree Whitfield secretly married? According to StraightFromTheA, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star has had a jailhouse boo for years. In fact, Sheree and her man Tyrone Gilliams (who is reportedly incarcerated for fraud) have a long history, prior to his jail stint, and she’s reportedly been standing by his side despite his lengthy prison sentence. Rumor has it, the pair have quietly jumped the broom while Gilliams is behind bars. The site reports,

She’s been often spotted visiting her Gilliam, who was at one point housed in an Atlanta area penitentiary and the buzz around town last season when Sheree and her ex-husband Bob pretended to reconcile was that Sheree was already in a committed relationship with “some inmate”. For the record, Tyrone Gilliams is the same ‘promoter’ that allegedly scammed Sheree and Nene out of appearance fees causing them both to fall out during that epic fight where Nene cited her ‘Trump Checks’ At the time, Tyrone was a ‘baller’ who helped Sheree fund her Chateau with his ill gotten gains. As you know, the construction of the home came to a complete halt soon afterwards and while most think it’s because Sheree was fired, there’s further evidence that it was actually due to the fact that her money source (i.e. Tyrone) had gotten locked up.

In 2016 during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live!, Sheree addressed rumors that she and Tyrone were engaged. At the time, she denied the rumors and noted that they were friends.

Click here for the full story.

#EMPIRE: Season 4 Spoilers: Cookie to Host Company's Anniversary While Lucious Is Sick
Life moves on in the upcoming season of "Empire."
Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and her sons will push through with the celebration of the company's 20th anniversary in the upcoming season of "Empire."
Spoilers reveal that the Lyons' family will host a big soiree to commemorate the new milestone of Empire. They will do this even though Lucious (Terrence Howard) is still far from being well.

In the show's previous finale, after a time jump of three months, Lucious woke up from a coma with his memory gone. He was inside a car when it exploded. Everything was bedlam for a while, with Cookie and kids not sure if he would survive the blast.

Season 4 is expected to revolve around the Lyons' hardship over Lucious' condition. Cookie will suffer the most, as her ex-husband has completely forgotten that he had confessed his love for her prior to the explosion. It has been teased that he will instead fall in love with his beautiful nurse (played by Demi Moore) and wants nothing to do with Cookie. Moore's character will also make sure that the other woman will not get too close with her patient, and she will have Lucious wrapped around her little finger.

HMMMMMMM,"Empire" season 4 will return on Sept. 27, 8 p.m. EDT on FOX.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Letoya Luckett – In The Name Of Love
With the release of the visuals for “In the Name of Love,” the Grammy Award winner finally answers our questions about her relationship with Omar. The 12-minutue video is the third and final installment in her mini-movie series from her comeback album, Back 2 Life.
In the video, the Houston native finds herself trying to forgive the wrongs done by her ex, as the pair attempt to rekindle a flame that fizzled out after a mistake Omar made.

Forced to choose between two beautiful women, he throws a ’90s themed party with the soundtrack to the night being “In The Name of Love.” Omar makes sure to put his best foot forward, hoping that Letoya will see that he’s changed.
Once the party is over, Omar pops the big question after laying it all out there, and telling her how he truly feels. Letoya’s left with deciding between staying with him or leaving him for good. What does she choose?

Check out the video HERE to find out.

In addition to unveiling her new visual, LeToya is set to join Mary J. Blige on several upcoming dates of the iconic singer’s “Strength of a Woman Tour,” starting on Aug. 1 in Detroit, followed by Aug. 8 in Atlanta, and finally Sept. 2 in Los Angeles.
In addition to returning to music, LeToya has been honing her craft as an actress with recurring roles in the former FOX drama “Rosewood” alongside Morris Chestnut, and OWN’s hit series “Greenleaf” alongside Oprah Winfrey, Lynn Whitfield and Keith David, with a mid-season return in August 2017. At the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced that LeToya will play the legendary Dionne Warwick in a new biopic aptly titled Dionne.

#HIPHOPNEWS: André 3000 Featured In New Tretorn Campaign
Tretorn is a sneaker brand familiar to the fashion forward. More people will surely become hip to the game as André 3000 is the face of its Fall 2017 global advertising campaign.
3 Stacks is on the board to represent for the 50th anniversary of Tretorn’s Nylite model.
“Tretorn’’s Nylites are a true classic that have been a staple in my shoe rotation since I was a kid,” said Benjamin, via a press statement. “It’s great to celebrate the brand’s heritage for their 50th anniversary campaign.”

Check out photos from the campaign
Also the OutKast rapper is the headliner of the Nylite50 artist series—below and on the flip. You can cop a pair of Nylites right here.

Beyoncé Looking To Buy Stake In Houston Rockets?
Queen Bey keeps on reppin’ H-town. Sources close to the singer say that Beyoncé is interested in buying an ownership stake in the Houston Rockets, according to Bloomberg.
Rockets’ owner Les Alexander, who purchased the team for $85 million in 1993, is looking to sell the franchise, which could yield more than the record $2 billion that Steve Balmer paid for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014.

The Carters are no strangers to the NBA. After all, JAY-Z purchased a less than one percent stake in the Nets and was instrumental in their move from New Jersey to Brooklyn. He eventually sold his share of the NBA franchise in order to start Roc Nation Sports, which represents athletes.
With her global appeal, ‘Yoncé could be an important factor in an ownership group. According to the report, this would be an added bonus for a franchise that already has a large fanbase around the world and specifically in China.

If Queen Bey chooses to purchase a stake in her hometown team, she would be joining other fellow artist/owners in major sports, including Justin Timberlake (Memphis Grizzlies), Jennifer Lopez (Miami Dolphins), and Nelly (Charlotte Bobcats).
Although Beyoncé has roots in Houston, she is currently living in Los Angeles. The Carters are reportedly planning to move into a Bel-Air mansion this year, following the birth of their twins Rumi and Sir Carter.

Idris Elba Spills on His Favorite Part of 'Dark Tower'
Idris Elba is keeping busy promoting his new film Dark Tower!
The 44-year-old actor stopped by the Facebook headquarters on Tuesday (August 1) to chat about the upcoming film.
Idris spilled on everything from his costume, to his co-stars and his favorite part of filming the movie.
“I think my favorite part of filming was going to South Africa. I love South Africa and we shot lots of the film there…We went to the Eastern cape of South Africa where the terrain is incredible. You see views that you’ve never seen,” he explained.

Check out all that Idris had to say HERE

Uh Oh? 50 Cent Threatens To Pull ‘Power’ Away From Starz
50 Cent was feeling some kind of way after Sunday’s episode of “Power.”
The executive producer of the hit drama took to Instagram and accused Starz of not caring about the show.
He went on to threaten to pull the show from the network.

Peep 50 Cent’s post below.
I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning . If the biggest show on your net work doesn’t mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I’m taking my talents to south beach f**k this.

Part of 50’s frustration comes from Starz’s refusal to give the show more episodes forcing them to cram the action into one show.
Via Variety: Sunday’s episode, which saw the deaths of two major characters played by Anika Noni Rose and J.R. Ramirez, was originally planned to be a two-parter to include some additional storylines. However, according to showrunner Courtney Kemp, Starz didn’t agree to extend the episode order, resulting in just one packed episode. Kemp said that as a result, the episode lost some story elements.

“Unfortunately, Starz would not give us the extra episode,” Kemp told Entertainment Weekly. “I asked them for 12 episodes for season 4 and they would not do it. So because they would not do it, we had to make it one episode.”

Do you think 50 will really pull the show or is he posturing for attention again?

Angelina Jolie says Vanity Fair Account Of How She Cast Child Actors Is Completely False.
A few days ago Actress Angelina Jolie under fire after revealing cruel method used on Cambodian children for the casting of her new film…
Vanity Fair’s description of how Jolie cast her upcoming Netflix film about surviving the Cambodian genocide, “First They Killed My Father,” was slammed by critics who called the process “deliberate emotional abuse” and “cruel and unnecessary.”

In finding children to act in the film adaptation of Loung Ung’s 2000 memoir, Jolie “looked at orphanages, circuses, and slum schools, specifically seeking children who had experienced hardship,” Vanity Fair’s Evgenia Peretz wrote.
“In order to find their lead, to play young Loung Ung, the casting directors set up a game, rather disturbing in its realism: They put money on the table and asked the child to think of something she needed the money for, and then to snatch it away,” Peretz wrote. “The director would pretend to catch the child, and the child would have to come up with a lie.

Here’s an update on the situation.
On Sunday, Jolie and producer Rithy Panh issued statements, via Netflix, disputing Vanity Fair’s portrayal and defending how the film was made.

“I am upset that a pretend exercise in an improvisation, from an actual scene in the film, has been written about as if it was a real scenario,” Jolie said in a statement. “The suggestion that real money was taken from a child during an audition is false and upsetting. I would be outraged myself if this had happened.”

Report: Justice Dept. to probe affirmative action in college admissions
The White Supremacy of The Trump Administration continues…..

The Trump administration plans to use resources from the Justice Department civil rights division to investigate and sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies that may put white applicants at a disadvantage, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
The DOJ division is looking for lawyers to work on a new project investigating and potentially litigating cases "related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions," according to an internal document obtained by the Times.

It appears the project will be run by political appointees rather than career civil servants, the Times also surmised from its reading of the internal announcement.
Both opponents and supporters of the project agreed that it targets admission programs that give racially disadvantaged minorities like black and Latino students preference over others with higher test scores, according to the Times.

In 2016, the Supreme Court upheld the right of colleges and universities to use diversity in their admissions criteria.
"Considerable deference is owed to a university in defining those intangible characteristics, like student body diversity, that are central to its identity and educational mission," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the court's majority opinion, which also cautioned that universities should continue to scrutinize the fairness of race-conscious admissions programs.

Bitter Much? Mariah Carey Throws Shade At ‘American Idol’ Reboot
Y’all Mariah Carey is still bitter as hell over her time on “American Idol” and now she’s telling other folks to stay far away from the reboot … namely Lionel Richie.

It’s been rumored for weeks that Mr. Richie was in talks to be a judge on the reincarnation of AI. But when the folks at Entertainment Tonight asked MiMi what she thought of her current tour mate joining the show in which she is an alum, the elusive chanteuse didn’t hold back. “I would say, ‘don’t do it,’” Carey, 47, told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday.

In all fairness, Carey went on to say, “No, I’m only kidding. If he wants to do it, that’ll be great. I think he would be really good at it.” So it seems as though her initial deterrence was just a joke. But we all know how much Mariah hated her time as a judge on the show so maybe her joke came from a very truthful place. If you remember the legendary singer called her stint on ‘Idol’, “the worst experience of [her] life.” She also said AI was “boring and fake.”

Gotta love MiMi!

RUMOR: Mar-Vell And Ms. Marvel Outfit To Appear In Captain Marvel
Juicy new info about Marvel’s first ever female-led movie, Captain Marvel, just keeps on coming. A few weeks back at SDCC, we got the first details on the film’s plot, including that it will be set in the 1990s, feature the Skrulls as villains and that Samuel L. Jackson will return as Nick Fury. Now, thanks to a new report, we might have just found out some more tidbits that are likely to get comic book readers pretty excited.

According to MCU Exchange, their “most trusted source” has informed them that the original Captain Marvel will make an appearance in the film. In the comics, Carol Danvers – who will be played by Brie Larson in the MCU – took over the mantle from a Kree hero called Mar-Vell. Due to his decades-long history, fans have been hoping to see him turn up in the film in some capacity, so this is a big deal
Furthermore, Carol’s comic book origin will be replicated in some form in the movie. Just like on the page, the accident involving the Psyche-Magnitron machine that spliced her human DNA with Kree genes will reportedly feature. Apparently, the process will also stop her aging – a handy plot point that will allow Larson to appear in Avengers: Infinity War and not look twenty years older.

The site also claims that the film will allude to Carol’s long career as Ms. Marvel in the comics, and that she’ll likely operate under that moniker for a period in the movie. This will allow the character’s Ms. Marvel outfit to feature at some point, too, which could be a way to include Carol’s two iconic hair styles – her long blonde locks from her early days and her shorter, spiky look from her career as Captain Marvel.

Unfortunately, we shouldn’t get too excited about these details just yet as we don’t have anything to back up the report. However, they do seem like ideas that Marvel would employ in the film, as a way to honour the character’s comic book roots and to keep the fans happy, so there could well be a lot of truth to the story. As always, we’ll be sure to keep you updated if anything else comes to light.

In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars for March 8th, 2019, as that’s when we’ll finally get to see Captain.

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