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The Daily Buzz For Feb 20 ☕πŸ“°☕


Chadwick Boseman Shares ‘Black Panther’ Rolling Stone Cover
Black Panther star and man of the hour, Chadwick Boseman, shared the cover for the latest edition of Rolling Stone on Twitter. The cover features a shirtless Boseman wearing only a very stylish coat, and his necklace from Black Panther that holds his nano-suit. The cover was accompanied by the fist emoji and a very appropriate “#blackpanther.” Check out the tweet pic above.

Boseman’s colleagues in the film industry have been quick to congratulate him on the phenomenal cover, including Ava DuVernay (the director who passed on directing Black Panther), and Hollywood funnyman Josh Gad. Others on Twitter can’t get over Boseman’s physical attractiveness, with many posting gifs of jaw drops, and people fanning themselves.
Boseman is deserving of being featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. Even if Black Panther hadn’t had one of the strongest opening weekends for a superhero movie ever, it is an important film that is just as deserving of being featured and discussed in this prestigious publication. The financial, critical, and audience success is really the icing on the cake for everyone involved.

Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler, and stars  Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis and John Kani.

Black Panther is currently in theaters.


#RHoA: NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak Biermann Erupted into Fight on 'RHOA'
Whatever was left of NeNe Leakes' and Kim Zolciak Biermann's friendship, was torn to shreds in Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, as what fans coined "RoachGate" finally exploded on screen.
The drama all started when Zolciak Biermann bailed on the group's "girl's trip" to Spain, saying she was uncomfortable traveling without her husband due to her health issues in the past.

“Less than two years ago, I had a stroke coming from L.A. which is a four-hour flight,” the mother of six said last week, referencing the mini-stroke she had in September 2015, which required open-heart surgery after doctors discovered an existing genetic heart condition. “Going to Barcelona, which is a 10-hour flight, does make me nervous. I know that my husband would make sure I’m okay. He knows why signs to look for. … It makes me very uneasy [to go without him].”

On the way to the airport though, Leakes mocked the Don't Be Tardy star's alleged clinginess to her husband Kroy Biermann.
“Kim could not join us cause she wanted to come with her husband. This is a girl’s trip,” she said. “The fact that Kim and Kroy have this co-dependency on each other, she can’t do anything unless he’s standing there. What the f—? Like, go do something. Go tackle somebody out on the football field.”

Leakes then implied that Zolciak Biermann's health problems might not be as serious as she lets on.
“Kim is the only person who has had cancer, thyroids, blood clots, open-heart surgery, a stroke, and is still running around here being negative,” Leakes said. “If you’ve had that much, you should be so positive and thankful that God has let you live through every disease in America. Cancer, stroke, thyroid, open-heart surgery, and still living? I can’t get over it. God is good, honey. She’s had it all!”

“The bionic Barbie,” Leakes added. “She’s had every illness in the world!”
These remarks soon found their way back to Zolciak Biermann via Sheree Whitfield.
“Of course I’m going to talk to Kim and tell her what everybody’s saying,” Whitfield joked to the audience. “A bone carrier is never off her job.”

The new knowledge set Zolciak Biermann off.
“Is this b— for real?” she said over the phone. “So you think I lie about having a stroke? I lie about having open-heart surgery? I lie that I take thyroid medicine, b—? She’s f—ing scum and I won’t even acknowledge it. She’s f—ing trash. Period.”
“I’m not a cancer survivor,” Zolciak Biermann also said. “I don’t know who the f— told you that. And nobody f—ing said that.”

The "Tardy to the Party" singer then went in on Leakes, calling her out for parking her car in a handicapped spot and the “roaches” in her house — something her daughter Brielle Biermann had Snapchatted her about during a visit to the house earlier this season.

She doubled down in a text message to the whole group in Barcelona.
“NeNe is sick and disgusting,” she wrote in the text, which accompanied a video of the “roaches” and a photo of Leakes’ car parked in the handicapped spot. “And I’m not just speaking on the fact that she made fun of a SERIOUS health issue I had… But I am also speaking on the fact that she lives in a f—ing roach nest. For someone who has two beautiful kids and an amazing husband, she should be worried about karma. But this is coming from the same person who takes handicapped spots from the handicapped.”

This text set off Leakes.
“F— Kim, okay?” she shouted. “Can’t none of y’all b—s can step in my house and say a m———ing thing because all my s— is brand new with real tags on the b—, okay? … To say that I live in a roach-infested house? Her and her daughter are disgusting.”

As for the handicapped spot, Leakes told the group the pass was her husband Gregg's, who was hospitalized recently for heart problems.
“This shows you how much a f—ing liar this girl is,” Leakes continued. “She’s a trashy, no-good b—. She’s always been trash and she’s going to always be trash. That was so calculated and disgusting. … She’s a disgusting, bald-headed b—.”

Asked if Leakes believed Zolciak Biermann’s health problems are real, Leakes said no. “I believe she’s an excuse person and I stand by that,” she said.
Fans of the show know what happened next in real life, as it turned into a social media scandal they coined "RoachGate" in October, when Leakes tweeted about Zolciak Biermann’s text and Brielle’s video, calling the mother-daughter duo “racists.”

“Kim & her daughter oops whole family are racists! What her daughter did at my home, (which she nor kim were invited to so be clear abt that as well) was pure disgusting, racist, learned behavior etc,” Leakes wrote on social media, adding, “children are NOT off limits when you allow your child to talk to adults any kind of way, post disrespectful things on social media and so on. Kim is a calculating bio polar racist with a horrible mouth, who uses black folks for her come up.”
Soon after the initial post, Zolciak Biermann hired legal counsel, telling E!’s Daily Pop, “I don’t take this lightly. It’s one thing like I said to kind of banter back and forth and have an opinion. This is far beyond just having an opinion.”

Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.


#EMPIRE: CAST ALERT! Alfre Woodard To Play Taraji P. Henson’s Mother On ‘Empire’
Award winning actress Alfre Woodard has been tapped to play Taraji P. Henson‘s mother in the popular Fox series, EMPIRE. Henson posted the exciting news on her Instagram page on Friday evening featuring a photo of her with Woodard.

“Meet #Cookie ‘s momma!!!! Wooooohooooo I Love working with this woman!!!! Who remembers the movie Queen #AlfreWoodard first played my mother in?!?! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ #Repost @empirefox,” said Henson.
Henson hinted a few years ago that she wanted Motown singing legend Diana Ross to play her mother and Ross’ Lady Sings the Blues/Mahogany co-star Billy Dee Williams to play her father.

This is the second time Henson and Woodard have played mother and daughter. The two appeared together in Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys.

EMPIRE returns to Fox on March 28.

Stay tuned…


#MUSICNEWS: Janelle MonΓ‘e Announces ‘Dirty Computer’ Album & Film
It’s about time! Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Janelle MonΓ‘e is prepping a strong comeback this year with the announcement of Dirty Computer, an “emotion picture” defined as a new album and accompanying film.
The multihypenated star has released a special trailer for the anticipated album and narrative film project, which is set to air in select theaters nationwide before screenings of Marvel’s Black Panther. Additionally, Janelle has unveiled the first online teaser for Dirty Computer.

In the clip, MonΓ‘e stars alongside actress Tessa Thompson in a futuristic world. “They drained us of our dirt and all the things that made us special,” she says. “And then you were lost, sleeping, and you didn’t remember anything at all.”

This marks the third solo LP for the Wondaland boss, and followup to 2013’s The Electric Lady.
MonΓ‘e’s career has diversified tremendously in recent years. As an actress, she has appeared in critically-lauded films like Moonlight and Hidden Figures. Now, she is working on The Women of Marwen with Steve Carell and Leslie Mann.

Watch the Dirty Computer teaser HERE
YESSSSS! Good to see her back!


#HIPHOPNEWS: 2 Chainz Announces New Album ‘Rap Or Go To The League’
Fresh off his new EP The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It, 2 Chainz has announced his fifth solo studio album, Rap or Go to the League.
Following last year’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, the project aims to tackle some serious and topical issues, according to the host of Viceland’s “Most Expensivest” series.

“With the height of racial tensions in America, felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community,” said 2 Chainz. “this next album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn’t!”

Tity Boi unveiled the new title in a hot air balloon that flew over Los Angeles this weekend. “It’s my version of black excellence,” he said. “In my culture, my community, [it was] one of the things that we were often told was the only way we could get out of the circumstances we were put in…[was to Rap or Go to the League].”

On Instagram, he added: “My 5th solo studio album and project that shows continued growth, success, and motivation which is playing a role in the shift of the trap paradigm.”
Rap or Go to the League is due later this year via Def Jam.


Pregnant Jordin Sparks Receives Belly Kiss at her Baby Shower
Jordin Sparks celebrated her baby shower surrounded by family and friends in her native Arizona. “Little Bug can’t wait to meet her cousin,” wrote the 28-year-old American Idol alum in a Sunday, February 17, Instagram post.

In the sweet snap, Sparks’ niece plants a kiss on her bump.
 “We had a low key baby shower for Little Man in AZ . . . It was beautiful,” the mom-to-be gushed of the get-together. “I am so grateful for the support system. I’ve had growing up and the roots that took hold to support us now. The journey is incredible. God is good.”
Sparks, who won season 6 of the Fox singing competition, will welcome her first child, a baby boy, this spring. “Late or early May,” she told Us Weekly earlier this month at Lay’s Smiles Experience in New York City. “I haven’t been telling people dates because he’s going to show up when he wants!”
Though the singer admitted she’s feeling “really good,” her husband, Dana Isaiah, has been extra nurturing. “If my back hurts, he says, ‘Can I rub it for you?” she gushed. “He surprises me with things like flowers. He got me this pregnancy tea that I drink all the time now.”
Sparks also praised the model’s amazing sense of humor. “If I’m overwhelmed, he just breaks through with something funny,” she told Us. “I’m like, ‘This is why I love you!”

Sparks shocked her fans when she revealed in November that she secretly wed Isaiah in mid-July and that they were also growing their little family.

Prior to marrying Isaiah, Sparks dated Sage the Gemini and Jason Derulo.


#NYFASHIONWEEK: Cardi B’s and Lil Kim, looks at Fashion Week, Do you see it?
Cardi B and Lil Kim had heads turning at the Marc Jacobs show during New York Fashion Week.
Kimmy Blanco isn't a stranger to making folks talk. She too rocked an ensemble straight from the designer's Spring 2018 collection.
I’m not really feeling either look. It's giving us Cruella de Vilile meets a Hip Hop version of a space suit. But, they’re ensembles ripped straight from Marc Jacobs' Spring 2018 RTW collection.  So Ummmm yeah.


#ITSOFFICIAL Toni Braxton Confirms Engagement
Last month Toni Braxton shut down long standing rumors that she married Cash Money CEO Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams.
Toni is now confirming her engagement…

In a preview clip for Braxton Family Values season 6 Toni announces she’s engaged!
WOW…..Congrats Toni!


#JUSTICE: Jury Awards $37M To Korryn Gaines’ Family In Civil Case Against Baltimore County
The family of Korryn Gaines was awarded $37 million in their civil suit against Baltimore County for her police-involved shooting death in 2016.
The 23-year-old mother of two, was shot and killed by county police after a six-hour standoff.
According to Baltimore police, Officer First Class Ruby shot at Gaines because she threatened to kill him and pointed her gun at him.

However, the family’s lawsuit claims Ruby shot Korryn “out of his own personal frustration rather than any true fear of a threat to him or others.”
It took the jury of six women less than three hours to determine the first shot fired by Cpl. Royce Ruby at Gaines, killing her and injuring her then-5-year-old son, Kodi, was not reasonable and therefore violated their civil rights under state and federal statutes.

Korryn’s father was awarded $300,000, her mother was awarded $307,000 and her estate was awarded $300,000.
Her son, Kodi, who suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and had bullet fragments in his face, received $32 million in damages and his sister, Karsyn, was awarded $4.5 million.
The family received no punitive damages.

See the news report HERE The family’s attorney, J. Wyndal Gordon, is happy with the verdict, but he also expressed his disgust that no criminal charges were filed against Officer Ruby.


#OSCARS Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis And More To Present At The Oscars
Oscar winners Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis will be presenting at this year’s Academy Awards. They are part of the first round of celebrity presenters announced on Friday’s edition of Good Morning America.

Other presenters include Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman and Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish along with Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, and Daniela Vega

“Whether returning to the Oscars stage or gracing it for the first time, each of these artists bring their own distinguishing and energetic appeal,” said Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “Their contributions will make for an unforgettable evening.”
This year’s nominees include Mary J. Blige, Jordan Peele, Octavia Spencer, Daniel Kaluuya and Denzel Washington. 

The 90th Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, March 4 at 8p.m. EST.


#BAFTAS: The BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards’ Wins Best Film, Tops Night With Five Nods – The Complete Winners List!
The annual EE British Academy Film Awards were a Searchlight affair, with Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water taking three awards including Best Director for del Toro. The strong showing makes both films strong candidates for the top prizes at the Oscars just two Sundays from now. Only they and Focus Features’ Darkest Hour (2) had more than one win.

Also cementing frontrunner status in the Actor and Actress races: Darkest Hour‘s Gary Oldman and Three Billboards‘ Frances McDormand, who have been leading the way all awards season. Both of those pics had nine noms each heading into the night, but it was Three Billboards that pulled away with wins for Sam Rockwell in Supporting, Martin McDonagh for Original Screenplay, and for Outstanding British Film.

Allison Janney (I, Tonya) won the Supporting Actress prize, and Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya won the Rising Star Award. James Ivory won the Adapted Screenplay prize for Call Me By Your Name.

It was particularly heavy year for British film, with Three Billboards co-financed by the UK’s Film4 and Darkest Hour and Paddington 2 scoring noms. Dunkirk, an Oscar Best Picture nominee, did not qualify in the Outstanding British Film category though it was directed by Christopher Nolan featured a largely Brit cast. It won once tonight, for Sound.

BEST FILM

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh
DIRECTOR
GUILLERMO DEL TORO
The Shape of Water

LEADING ACTRESS
FRANCES McDORMAND
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

LEADING ACTOR
GARY OLDMAN
Darkest Hour

CINEMATOGRAPHY
BLADE RUNNER 2049
Roger Deakins

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Martin McDonagh

SOUND
DUNKIRK
Alex Gibson, Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
ALLISON JANNEY
I, Tonya

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
I AM NOT A WITCH
Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director), Emily Morgan (Producer)

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
BLADE RUNNER 2049
Richard R. Hoover, Paul Lambert, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson

PRODUCTION DESIGN
THE SHAPE OF WATER
Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau

SUPPORTING ACTOR
SAM ROCKWELL
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
James Ivory

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
THE HANDMAIDEN
Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim

BRITISH SHORT FILM
COWBOY DAVE
Colin O’Toole, Jonas Mortense

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
POLES APART
Paloma Baeza, Ser En Low

DOCUMENTARY
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Raoul Peck

EDITING
BABY DRIVER
Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss

ANIMATED FILM
COCO
Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

COSTUME DESIGN
PHANTOM THREAD
Mark Bridges

MAKE UP & HAIR
DARKEST HOUR
David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji

ORIGINAL MUSIC
THE SHAPE OF WATER
Alexandre Desplat

EE RISING STAR AWARD
(Voted for by the public)
DANIEL KALUUYA

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
Jon Wardle, National Film and Television School

Congrats to all….Next up The Oscars!


AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘SHE CLOWNS’
What a sight for sore eyes!


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