3/23/17

The Daily Buzz For March 24


Naomi Campbell is a Killer Queen For King Kong Magazine's New Cinematic Cover
PUNISHING! In a shiny Jeremy Scott bodysuit, no less.
Naomi Campbell graces the latest cover of King Kong magazine's Cinema Issue, on newsstands March 31.

In a recent Instagram post, the biannual publication revealed Ms. Campbell to be embodying the character of "Killer Queen" for the mag:
About the issue, King Kong said over Instagram: "Although reality may now be stranger than fiction, or simply indistinguishable from it, there is a place where fantasy and artifice have always ruled: the Cinema. Beyond the silver screen lies escape, and the power to weave stories that transport, astonish and seduce you. Box office sales boom after a recession and we know why—escapism is healing. So, for our third issue, King Kong invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy the movie...."


#RHoA: Cynthia Bailey Considered Taking "One Last Lap" with Ex Peter Thomas in Hawaii
LAWD! Cynthia DON’T DO IT! Cynthia Bailey sat down with The Daily Dish (Bravo) to discuss her and Peter. The only thing more awkward than being single on a couples' trip is having your ex-husband tag along. That's exactly what happened to Cynthia Bailey when Kandi Burruss surprised her with the news that her ex Peter Thomas would be joining The Real Housewives of Atlanta squad on their Hawaiian vacation this season.
Trust us, Cynthia was just as shocked as anyone when Kandi dropped that bomb. "No, Kandi didn't check with me about Peter coming. I was pretty much told that Todd [Tucker] invited him, and if I was OK with that," Cynthia recently told The Daily Dish. "I was OK with it."

But that doesn't mean Cynthia still didn't have her reservations about the situation. "I didn't want to share a room, and I definitely didn't want to send mixed signals to the cast to make them feel like, 'Oh, this is gonna be a big trip for us to reunite,'" Cynthia explained. "My mind was still made the whole time we went on the trip, and none of that was gonna change. But I think a lot of the girls and guys were optimistic that maybe there would have been a re-love connection."
At first, it wasn't easy for Cynthia and Peter to travel together as the couple went through their divorce, which the RHOA fashionista recently confirmed to The Daily Dish is now final. "Hawaii was definitely big for Peter and I. Hawaii was the first time that I did a trip with Peter as his wife still but as a non-couple on a couples' trip," Cynthia said. "It was a little awkward, because technically we were still married. And it
There were moments when Cynthia inadvertently slipped back into couple mode, too. "I accidentally kept calling him 'babe' and all this crazy stuff. Like, 'Babe, we have to get on the boat now.' Like, 'Oh, I mean Peter, not babe. Sorry,'" Cynthia shared. "It was a little confusing."

Cynthia also said on RHOA that she considered taking "one last lap around the pool" with Peter in Hawaii, i.e. have sex one final time before they divorced. "Well, I did think about it because we were getting along. We were getting along very well. However, it's after you come out of the pool that you're like, 'Oh sh**, what did I do?'" Cynthia explained. "We were doing really good. I felt like it would've set us back emotionally. I don't know. I don't think we're ready for that. So I did not take that last lap around the pool."

So even without one last hurrah, the Hawaii trip felt like the end of one chapter and the start of another for Cynthia. "We ended up having a really great time," she said. "All in all, for me it was kind of a nice closure trip. It was kind of nice to just hang out with Peter and just be friends."


#EMPIRE: ‘Empire’ Season 3B Teaser: Eva Longoria & Demi Moore Make Their Debut
Empire is back from its winter hiatus and the battle between Lucious and Cookie explodes into their biggest war yet. After the hit Fox series’ return Wednesday night, a teaser was unveiled that features the first look at teh characters played by Eva Longoria, Demi Moore and Nia Long.
The second half of Season 3 finds Lucious (Terrence Howard) announcing his new music project, Inferno, and putting everyone on notice – especially Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), who then vows to knock him off his throne for good.

Longoria guest stars as Charlotte Frost, the formidable director of Nevada’s all-powerful state gaming commission. Charlotte has the power to make or break Lucious’ dreams of expanding Empire’s reach to Las Vegas, and beneath her alluring façade lies a force of darkness and corruption. Her episode is slated to air this spring.
Moore’s recurring role character will be introduced in the Season 3 finale. She’ll play a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past who will become ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family in Season 4.
Meanwhile, Long will play Giuliana aka Giusi, a queenpin who runs a club in Las Vegas and makes brash moves in the gangster underworld of New York to secure a deal with Empire. Sleek, sexy and cold-blooded, she rubs elbows with Lucious and goes toe-to-toe with Cookie even as she reckons with her own mysterious past.

Additional actors and musicians who will appear on Empire this spring, including Rumer Willis, Taye Diggs and Phylicia Rashad.


#NEWMUSIC from Chante Moore “Real One”
A month after premiering her brand new single “Real One”, veteran songstress Chante Moore returns with a visual to accompany the song. The song is set to be the lead single from her upcoming seventh solo album “The Rise of the Phoenix”.
The new album is set to drop on February 17th, 2017, and it will be her first release in nearly four years. She last released “Moore is More” back in 2013. 
LISTEN HERE

Chante Moore is currently starring in Je’Caryous Johnson‘s hit stage play Married But Single Too. Ginuwine, LisaRaye McCoy, Bill Bellamy, and Carl Payne also star in the play, which has dates in the DC area.


New #HipHop Video: Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J – ‘Cell Ready’
Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J get fired up in the video for the TM88-produced “Cell Ready.”

Directed by GoodBoyShady, the visual finds Wiz and J in front of stacks of cash. In between scenes, a model wearing a ski mask lays on a pile of money, while another model fires up a blowtorch. Things only heat up from there.
Surrounded by flames, huge stacks of cash catch fire, but it doesn’t seem to bother the TGOD Mafia. They simply keep rapping while the blaze continues behind them.

“Cell Ready” is yet another single off last summer’s TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening project, which has spawned a flurry of videos including “Bossed Up,” “Medication,” and “All Night.”

Heat up with the TGOD Mafia HERE


Beyoncé Surprises Cancer Patient with FaceTime Call
Beyoncé makes dreams come true.

Ebony Banks is a senior at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, who is battling stage four cancer.
One of Banks’ biggest dreams was to meet Beyoncé. So her friends launched a social media campaign using the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE (“EBOB” is her nickname) to make her wish come true.
“[Banks] is a really big fan of [Beyoncé] and she has so much love for her that we really want to get [Banks] to meet her,” said Banks’ friend Cristal Depaz. “Beyoncé is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we’re trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyoncé’s attention.
All their hard work paid off. Just days after their hashtag went viral, Queen Bey granted Banks’ wish and surprised her with a FaceTime phone call.

“I love you Beyoncé,” said Banks as she chatted with her idol from the hospital. A smiling Bey waved back and replied, “I love you.”

Watch the heartwarming moment HERE!

Beyoncé facetiming with Ebony, a fan with a rare cancer disease whose wish was to meet Beyoncé 😭😭🤧❤️ ------------------------------------------------ "High school student Ebony Banks, who has stage four cancer, had her dream came true Wednesday when she received a FaceTime call from her hero, Beyoncé. Banks — who attends Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas — has spent most of her senior year at MD Anderson Cancer Center fighting a rare stage four cancer, according to KIAH, a local news station. Earlier this month, the school district held a special early graduation ceremony for Banks, whose nickname is “Ebob,” in the hospital. And as the ultimate graduation present, Banks’ friends and classmates created the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE on social media so that she could meet with Beyoncé in an effort to help make one of her biggest dreams come true." "Beyonce is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we're trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyonce's attention," said Gutierrez. --------------------------------------------------God Bless you, Ebony! We're praying for you beautiful! #BeyHive 🐝🙏🏽
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Uh Oh? LeBron James Tells LaVar Ball To Keep His Kids’ Name Out His Mouth
Lavar Ball and his comments concerning his children have been a hot topic in recent weeks. In expressing his support for his kids and increased confidence in their skills, he’s mentioned the progenies of a few big-named ballers, comparing them to the Ball boys.
Most recently, Ball spoke on LeBron James’ children, saying the Ball boys, including UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, are set up better than James’ kids. Despite the fact that James’ eldest son, LeBron James Jr., better known by his nickname Bronny, is already a basketball beast with offers from Duke and Kentucky, Ball says the 12-year-old and his younger siblings will fold under pressure when trying to be like their father.
“The monsters in the NBA, their dads wasn’t that good,” Ball said on Chris Broussard’s podcast. “They were OK, they were players, but the fact that the old (Dell) Curry wasn’t no All-Star, he wasn’t cold. He could shoot the ball, though. Kobe Bryant, his dad wasn’t all that, that’s why he’s such a monster,” he said.

“You got LeBron, it’s going to be hard for his kids because they are going to look at them like, ‘You got to be just like your dad,” Ball continued. “And after a while, that pressure starts sitting on you like, ‘Why do I got to be just like him? What can’t I just be me?’ And then they are going to be like, ‘Aw, you’re soft, you’re not that good.’ Because the expectation is very, very high.”
However, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, James shut the former baller down, sending a message from one father to another, telling him to keep his kids out of it.

“Keep my kids’ name out of your mouth, keep my family out of your mouth,” James told ESPN. “This is dad to dad. It’s a problem now.”
“He can talk all about his brand, talk about his sons, talk about basketball, talk about me,” James added. “But, keep my family out of this.”


Chris Brown to guest star on ABC’s ‘Black-ish’.
Chris Brown will guest star on next week’s episode of Black-ish, EW has learned exclusively.
The 27-year old R&B star whose antics offstage have a tendency to overshadow his singing career, will play a popular rapper named Rich Youngsta on the series’ next new episode.

The installment, titled “Richard Youngsta,” will center on Dre (Anthony Anderson) and his excitement about doing an advertising campaign with a popular rap star (Brown). He becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby suggest his work plays on negative stereotypes. Also in the episode, Bow is determined to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food. She realizes they may all be too accustomed to eating whatever they want.


Keyshia Cole Is Headed To ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’
Looks like Keyshia Cole has finally signed on for the next season of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood #Roommates!
According to The Jasmine Brand,, Keyshia stated a while ago that she wasn’t doing the show, but money talks.
“After the public found out about Keyshia joining the show, she didn’t like the response,” according to the source. She got cold feet and was having second thoughts, the source revealed.”
Apparently at that time Keyshia’s deal wasn’t finalized but now it is, and she’s reportedly already started hanging out with some of the cast members, but will be brining along a couple of her own people as well.

‘Keyshia’s bringing on her fashion stylist and personal assistant and her ex husband, Booby.’


Britney Spears models a selection of dresses as she celebrates return to Vegas residency
She goes through dozens of outfit changes during her stage show.
And Britney Spears proved she hasn't even nearly tired of trying on clothes as she treated fans to a mini fashion show on Wednesday.
'Back in Vegas! Found these dresses today and just had to play,' she captioned the cute post.

The 35-year-old looked stunning three times over as she showcased a trio of her hottest dresses in an Instagram video.
To the tune of her own Change Your Mind, the star started off in a sexy short white dress, looking a lot more confident than her walk.
This will be Britney's 18th leg of her mega successful Piece Of Me residency at Planet Hollywood.
She first kicked it off on December 27, 2013, and since then more than 700,000 people have seen the show, with ticket sales well over $100million.
Meanwhile her relationship with boyfriend boyfriend Sam Asghari seems to be going from strength to strength.


White Supremacist Arrested in Fatal Stabbing Says He Came to New York Specifically to Kill Black Men
James Harris Jackson, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a member of a documented hate group from Maryland, told investigators that he came to New York specifically to kill black men.
The 28-year-old was arrested for fatally stabbing a Black stranger in the city on Tuesday.
“You need to arrest me. I have the knife in my coat,” James told police officers after marching into the Times Square substation, sources said. “I’m the person you’re looking for.”
He later told police he was motivated by rage against black men who get romantically involved with white women.
via Time: “[He] picked New York because it’s the media capital of the world and he wanted to make a statement,” said New York Police Department Chief of Manhattan Detectives William Aubry, according to DNAinfo New York.

James Harris Jackson, 28, and a former military veteran who served in Afghanistan, turned himself in to police on Wednesday. He told investigators that he harbored hatred for black men for more than a decade. On Friday, Jackson took a Bolt Bus to New York and stayed at a hotel in Manhattan before attacking and killing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman on Monday night, officials said.
Upon turning himself in, police arrested Jackson for carrying two knives — one of which was a 26-inch blade that is believed to have been used in the stabbing of Caughman, officials said.
Jackson was still being questioned as of Wednesday afternoon and had not yet been formally charged, police said.

Charge him with a hate crime, murder, and send him to jail for life.


#EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Rob!
Ladies and others meet Rob! And you can see all of him when you CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICS!! And remember they’re NSFW!

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Enjoy!


AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘Baby Shasta’
Y’all worried about that kid buried alive in the shopping cart and I’m more curious about when it was Shasta went and got its doctorate?!?!


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!
EFREM

🍵TEA SIPS!🍵 Taraji P. Henson & Nia Long ‘ALLEGEDLY’ Had Beef On The 'Empire'?


🍵TEA SIPS!🍵 Taraji P. Henson & Nia Long ‘ALLEGEDLY’ Had Beef On The 'Empire'?
Alright Miss Nia You’re a guest in Cookie’s Castle!....LOL!

Word has it that while Nia Long was on set guest starring in her recurring role on "Empire" this season, queen bee Taraji took issue.   Why?  Because, allegedly, Nia was said to be treating the cast, crew and hair and makeup team like crap.   Ms. Henson wasn't having it.

Nia is on the show playing opposite Terrence Howard, her former Best Man co-star, and she is set to be in some scenes with Taraji.  However, they allegedly were at each other's throats so badly they had to shoot the scenes separately.  TMZ reports:
We're told it got to the point they stopped speaking to each other when they were on set. Our sources say it was next to impossible to film the scenes they did together, and that's why they had actually blocked out how to shoot those scenes separately.
As for whether Nia will be back for season 4, our sources say no way in hell.

Damn!  While we usually ignore the catfight rumors on sets, since people love to pit women against each other in Hollywood, it's interesting to note that this is not the first, second or third time we've heard of Nia having a super nasty attitude on a set.  We've heard MANY tales of her alleged diva behavior and rudeness throughout her career.

Nia's rep says it's all B.S.  But they seemingly threw some shade at the show at the same time:
Nia's rep tells TMZ, "This story is complete nonsense. Throughout her long, established career, Nia has been nothing but a consummate professional treating all members of productions with respect."
The rep goes on, "This is nothing but another complete fabrication about a series that has been plagued by constant rumors of drama and misconduct."
The timing of this tea is quite convenient. Season 3 spring season premieres tonight. But it doesn't mean it's impossible for it to be true.

Neither Nia nor Taraji have responded.  Yet.

RHOA’s Matt Jordan, Peter Thomas Fight Each Other at a N.C. Radio Station; Cops Called


Ladies & Gentlemen RHOA’s Matt Jordan, Peter Thomas Fight Each Other at a N.C. Radio Station; Cops Called
*”Real Housewives of Atlanta” men Matt Jordan and Peter Thomas got into a physical altercation at a North Carolina radio station today as part of the ongoing drama over Jordan’s attempt to get extra payments out of his ex Kenya Moore’s pocket.

This all started with Matt saying Peter and fellow cast member Todd Tucker got in his ear about how their ladies break them off a percentage of their “RHOA” checks, including a piece of the reunion show coin.

But Kenya and Matt broke up before the reunion was filmed in Atlanta last Thursday, and according to reports, she has refused to pay him any of her earnings. Matt feels he deserves some extra cash for putting up with Moore’s shenanigans throughout the season.
Earlier this week, he went on an IG rant against Kenya that simultaneously exposed Peter and Todd as the two who coached him on how to get 10 percent of Kenya’s “RHOA” check.

Peter responded directly to Matt on Instagram with a video message asking why he and Todd were dragged into the situation and calling his actions “soft.” Peter captioned the clip, “Please tell the truth.”

Watch HERE
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Matt Jordan threatens Peter Thomas & Todd Tucker after Peter clapped back at Matt’s video where he claimed he was coached by fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta husbands, Todd and Peter to ask Kenya for compensation — 10% of Kenya Moore’s salary. Link in bio. #rhoa #realhousewivesofatlanta #mattjordan #PeterThomas #ToddTucker
Matt followed through on his threat of violence when he reportedly came across Peter at the North Carolina radio station. According to several Atlanta blogs, Matt choked out Peter and knocked him to the ground before cops were called. Assault charges will reportedly be filed against Matt.

Legendary Gospel artist CeCe Winans announces her first national tour in a decade!


Gospel artist CeCe Winans announces her first national tour in a decade!
Ten-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum-selling artist CeCe Winans will follow her
recently released number one album Let Them Fall In Love, with a national tour. 

The "Fall In Love Tour" presented by Medi-Share is Winans’ first solo tour in a decade, which will
kick off on May 31 in New Orleans with additional dates across the country.
Winans is the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time and is credited  as one
of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Her current release Let
Them Fall In Love, released through Puresprings Gospel/Thirty Tigers last month, was both
critically and consumer acclaimed.
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. In addition to heavy airplay
across multiple stations, the project’s first single “Never Have To Be Alone,” landed in the Top 5 on
the Hot Gospel Songs chart.
"I'm looking forward to my upcoming 'Fall In Love' tour! I’m excited about sharing love and joy
through my music. Hope to see you there,” said Winans.

“We are honored to partner with Grammy-award winning Christian artist, CeCe Winans. As the best-
selling female gospel artist of all time, CeCe has touched hearts and changed lives with her soulful
voice and heartfelt lyrics,” said Christian Care Ministry CEO, Ted Squires. “What a privilege to
stand beside her as she shares her heart and passion with audiences during her 'Fall In Love' tour,
featuring songs from her latest album.” 

Medi-Share is a Christian healthcare sharing program that allows believers to come together and
share each other’s medical bills. Since the program’s inception in 1993, Medi-Share members have
shared more than $1 billion in medical bills. The Medi-Share program is an outreach of Christian
Care Ministry and has more than 250,000 members nationwide.

Here are some of the dates and venues for the "Fall In Love" Tour presented by Medi-
Share with more dates to be announced:

◦May 31 New Orleans, LA. -  The Orpheum Theatre
◦June 1 Sugar Land, TX. -  Smart Financial Centre
◦June 2 Dallas, TX. -  The Majestic Theatre
◦June 16. Washington DC  - Warner Theatre
◦June 23. Atlanta, GA. - Center Stage
◦June 24 Bowling Green, KY - SkyPac Theatre
◦July  13 Grand Rapids, MI -  DeVos Performance Hall
◦July 14th Detroit, MI – MotorCity Casino at Sound Board
◦July   15. Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre

◦June 17th Winans  will also be joining the famed Boston Pops as a guest performer for a
concert in Boston, MA at the Boston Symphony Hall
Winans has released a slew of duo and solo albums that crossed genres and boundaries and
influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists. In addition to ten Grammy Awards, her
mantel today holds a staggering 20 Dove Awards and seven Stellar Awards.

She's been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the
Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, and has also been named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI. Winans
has garnered multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more

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