The Daily Buzz For Feb 21 ☕πŸ“°☕

Chadwick Boseman Covers Shortlist, Discusses Black Cinema
This has been a good week for Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. He is a magnetic force as he covers ShortList magazine. Dylan Coulter photographs the actor with styling by Ashley Weston. Discussing the importance of a movie like Black Panther and its predominantly black cast, Boseman reflects on black cinema. It happens in cycles. We [will] have a lot of success in black cinema, then it’ll taper off, says Boseman.
There was a certain thing happening in the Nineties with Spike [Lee], [John] Singleton, Reginald Hudlin, the Hughes brothers…all that was happening. I think probably every decade you have one. Now, it’s a new decade, a new time. People like Ava are conscious of what their brands are. Read more on ShortList.com.

#RHoA: Happy Birthday Cynthia Bailey!
Happy birthday Cynthia Bailey! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is celebrating her 51st birthday which was Feb 19.

She posted a tribute to herself on Instagram being leaving 50 and entering 51 and happy to be Blessed. See it below.
Happy Birthday Cynthia.

#EMPIRE: Actor, music producer, and hip-hop artist Rekkhan Talks about Season 4 of Empire
ST. LOUIS. MO- Rekkhan actor, music producer,  hip-hop artist, and social activist joins FOX 2 to discuss new episodes of the hit TV show, Empire. The new season will premiere in March.
Rekkhan plays the main music engineer on empire and was introduced to the show at the end of season 2 becoming a bigger presence in the 3rd. Now as the 4th season approaches, he continues to become a main part of the show. Fans are questioning what's  next. You  can listen to the interview HERE

The only way to find out is to watch this upcoming season.

#NEWMUSIC: Tank Feat. Trey Songz & Ty Dolla Sign – When We (Remix)
After teasing fans on social media, Tank has unleashed the hotly-anticipated “When We (Remix)” featuring Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign.
Trigga opens the headboard banger with his signature tone, “I would cross the ocean for you / Strokin through your ocean for you / And then I’d rub the lotion on you,” he sings. “Gotta have the lotion on you / I wanna see the moon shine on you / Gotta see the moon on you / A little more lotion on you / Tryin to take my time with you.”

After Tank’s sex drenched hook, Ty Dolla handles the second verse with a story of a sexual encounter. “Hit it on the stairs / Didn’t make it to the room,” he sings. “Kissing on your neck you told me that I’m too deep.”

Listen HERE

The original version of “When We” was the lead single off Tank’s 2017 album Savage

#HIPHOPNEWS: Kendrick Lamar-Led ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200
Black Panther is killing it at the box office and on the Billboard 200. The movie’s Kendrick Lamar-led soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the chart with 154,000 equivalent album units (52,000 traditional) in its first week.

Featuring music from and inspired by the Marvel blockbuster, the TDE-produced effort wins the biggest week for a soundtrack since Suicide Squad: The Album, which topped the chart in August 2016. It’s the second soundtrack to top the chart this year, following The Greatest Showman.

Curated by K-Dot and Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Black Panther: The Album also features The Weeknd, SZA, Khalid, 2 Chainz, Future, and more. It marks the label’s fifth chart-topper following ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., untitled unmastered., and To Pimp a Butterfly.

Streams helped Black Panther: The Album capture the pinnacle position, with 83,000 streaming equivalent units. This equates to 138.9 million on-demand streams of the LP’s 14 tracks.

Not only did the soundtrack top the charts, but the movie was a beast at the box office. The Ryan Coogler-directed film opened at No. 1 with $192 million, setting a record for the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history.

Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods drops to No. 2, Migos’ Culture II slips to No. 4, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic dips 5-7, Post Malone’s Stoney falls 6-8, and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN slides to No. 9.

1. Various – Black Panther: The Album – 154,000
2. Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods – 74,000
3. Various – The Greatest Showman – 72,000
4. Migos – Culture II – 68,000
5. Various – Fifty Shades Freed – 58,000
6. Ed Sheeran – ÷ – 42,000
7. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – 32,000
8. Post Malone – Stoney – 31,000
9. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. – 31,000
10. Camila Cabello – Camila – 29,000

The Voice Season 14 Presents a New Element called ‘THE BLOCK’ That Will Shake Up The Competition
The Voice season 14 is about to shake things up.

In the new season, which will debut in two weeks on NBC, a new feature will be introduced called “The Block”.
“The Block gives you the opportunity to block whichever coach you don’t want to take the artist that you want to get,” Alicia Keys explained to Parade.

Country singer Blake Shelton is looking to grab all the country artist and with “The Block”, it might be a bit more difficult.
“A block for Blake is a victory for me,” Adam Levine says.

The Voice premieres Monday, February 26th @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

Omar Epps has been Slapped with Battery Lawsuit
Actor Omar Epps is being sued by an actress who claims he broke her arm…
According to reports Omar Epps is being sued by an actress who claims he broke her arm back in 2016 during a scene from USA show Shooter. Donzaliegh Abernathy claims Epps broke her arm after deviating from the script and improvising his own fight sequence during a scene when he was supposed to kill her.

Abernathy, who was 59 at the time, says Omar threw his left forearm into her right arm with full force and then dropped her hard on the ground.
Production had to be shut down and Abernathy was taken to the hospital and treated for a broken arm.

The actress is suing Omar Epps and Paramount Pictures for negligence, assault and battery, pain and suffering and she wants her present and future medical bills paid.

Quantico's Russell Tovey Is Engaged to Steve Brockman!
Russell Tovey is off the market! The 36-year-old British actor, best known for roles on ABC’s Quantico and HBO’s Looking, is engaged to former rugby player Steve Brockman.
Russell confirmed the news to MailOnline, saying that it was “completely unexpected” but he is “very very happy and looking forward to having a proper party to celebrate when back in London.”

Just a couple days ago, Russell shared a photo of Steve walking on the beach in the Hamptons with their two dogs. Congrats to the happy couple on the great news!

#VOTE: Activist Organization Hosts Voter Registration Events At ‘Black Panther’ Screenings
As Black Panther continues to break box office records, it also grows into a cultural phenomenon, shifting the idea of the portrayal of people of color in film. T’Challa’s multi-layered story has gone beyond the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has brought issues of social awareness, representation, and inclusion further to the forefront. That’s why the Movement for Black Lives is using the groundbreaking movie to engage the Black community through voter registration events at Black Panther screenings.
The movement’s Electoral Justice Project (EJP) spearheaded the “Wakanda the Vote” campaign when Black Panther opened this past weekend. The EJP fights for the advancement of the rights of the Black community through electoral strategy. With the 2018 midterm elections right around the corner, EJP hopes to encourage the community to vote during this divisive time in our country and make change.

As stated on their website, the Movement for Black Lives is a coalition of groups and individuals that focus on a “hopeful and inclusive vision of Black joy, safety, and prosperity.” They help combat violence, economic inequality and help individuals realize their greatest dreams. Black Panther lines up with their mission and the screenings of the Marvel film are the perfect spot to engage with the black community.
Through Twitter, the organization sent out a call to action to have people create their own voter registration events. They make it simple and easy and the fact that it happens before and after screenings of Black Panther, where audiences will be more than inclined to make a change.

Your First Look Images From The Upcoming ‘Son Of Shaft’
Check out these first look images of Jessie T. Usher, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree for the upcoming Son of Shaft movie. Usher posted the “swaggalicious” image on Instagram with the caption: “You Damn Right!”

The film’s director Tim Story also posted the left image that was reposted by Isaac Hayes III. His father, the late Isaac Hayes, composed the musical score for the iconic film and won an Academy Award for the now legendary Shaft theme song.
As previously reported, Son of Shaft features Usher as an FBI agent and cyber expert who finds himself partnering with his estranged father, Shaft, for an uneasy collision of old school meets new school. The film will also feature Alexandra Shipp and Christian Anderson.

Son of Shaft is written by Kenya Barris, Alex Barnow and Ernest Tidyman.

Jeremy Scott And MAC Cosmetics Turn Up The Volume At Their New Makeup Line Party
The tunes at Moschino designer Jeremy Scott and MAC Cosmetic’s launch party at Public Arts for their new makeup line collaboration weren’t the only things bumping. Inspired by the supermodel and music scene that took over 1980’s and 90’s lower Manhattan, each product is disguised either as a boom box, a mixtape, and even a CD… remember those?

Scott’s 80’s themed, neon party commenced subsequent to his Fall 2018 runway show on Thursday, Feb. 8th. Public Arts was painted with New York’s unmistakable skyline and was transformed into a gala of flashing LED glasses, festive cocktails, and endless rounds of “Dance Dance Revolution.”
VIP guests included 21 Savage, Keke Palmer, Winnie Harlow, Jasmine Sanders, and Ellen von Unwerth. A special performance by the multifaceted band Ssion, who hail from Scott’s hometown of Kansas City, brought the night to an energetic close.

Scott spent around two years working on the collection. When recently asked why the line took so long to piece together, Scott replied that he wanted the special packaging to outlive the products inside, and to act as an inspired, decorative “living thing.”
The collection features an eye-shadow palette completed with warm-toned neutrals and striking, neon shades, a bold lip palette, and a standard contour trio composed of a champagne-colored highlighter, a peachy blush and a rich, chocolaty bronzer. The varieties of color are arranged in each palette as if to mimic sound frequencies found on a turntable.

According to Scott, music and fashion intersect on a level that may not seem immediately apparent, and claims that makeup is a big connective factor between the two.

The MAC x Jeremy Scott collection is now available for purchase on MAC Cosmetics’ website.

Justin Theroux Had ‘Reservations’ About Marrying Jennifer Aniston
Long before Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux tied the knot (and ultimately split), he was perfectly happy with the status of their relationship. In fact, a source tells Us Weekly that the actor wouldn’t have minded if they never walked down the aisle at all.

 “He had reservations at the time because they still hadn’t figured out where they were going to live as a couple. Justin was absolutely head over heels in love with Jen — and probably always will be — but marriage was never important to him,” the insider says of Theroux, who was previously in a 14-year relationship with costume designer Heidi Bivens. “Marriage was always just a piece of paper to Justin, and he didn’t need it.”

But Aniston did. “Constant scrutiny of Jen’s personal life, including whether she would ever find her happily ever after, played a huge role in her marriage to Justin,” the source tells Us. “It was obvious Jen needed more than an engagement or to be life partners with Justin. He didn’t want to lose her, so they got married.”
In the end, things didn’t work out and the couple decided to call it quits after two years of marriage. “In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation,” they told Us in a joint statement on Thursday, February 15. “This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”

Aniston, 49, and Theroux, 46, added, “Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”
The separation was caused in part by distance. “Jen tried the whole living in New York City thing with Justin, but at heart, she is a California girl,” a source previously told Us. “New York City wasn’t ever going to be home for Jen.”

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