Angelina Jolie Covers the March 2018 Issue of ELLE Magazine
“I’m very patriotic, as I know you are. For me, it goes hand in hand with being proud of what America stands for. For instance, I’m the only person in my house who was born in America.
It’s only because we are a country based on people of different backgrounds and faiths coming together that I can have this family. My daughters have the freedoms they have because of being American. And we are at our best when we are fighting for others to have the same rights. Particularly other women.”
“I was quite anti-politics when I was young. I started working on human-rights issues and meeting refugees and survivors mostly because I wanted to learn. I also had this romantic idea that I would get my boots on and be a humanitarian. But at a certain point, you realize that’s not enough. You have to find the root of the problem. And that, so often, brings you back to the law and politics.”
“I think of how hard women fought to get us to where we are today. Everything counts, from the way you hold yourself in your daily life and educate yourself on your own rights, to solidarity with other women around the world. I tell my daughters, ‘What sets you apart is what you are willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and makeup. It’s your mind that will define you. Find out who you are, what you think, and what you stand for. And fight for others to have those same freedoms. A life of service is worth living.'”
The copy is on newsstands now.
#RHoA: WAIT WHAT? Will Kim Zolciak-Biermann Replace Kenya Moore on RHOA??
Twirlers grab your pitchforks!
Are we visiting this again? Will someone be losing their peach?
According to reports, producers are not happy with Kenya Moore for her recent antics. Apparently production wasn’t happy with how Ms. Moore handled her marriage and as punishment they are thinking about promoting Kim Zolciak-Biermann for the upcoming season.
Sources told Radar that “Kenya is not going to be back after she refused to let her husband be on the show.” Normally I am skeptical of sources (and Radar) but I can see production frustrated with Kenya’s lack of transparency. Kim is known for showing everything, to the point that it’s TMI. Her husband has a camera on him 24/7 and reality TV is her bread and butter; therefore I’m sure Kim would do anything for Bravo.
Reports state that in addition to Kenya’ secret wedding, she allegedly has a diva attitude that is adding to their frustration (this part I believe.) The source allegedly states that Bravo also knows that Kim will bring the drama; however I have to call BS on this as we all know Kenya is drama 24/7.
Kenya has been questioned this season both for her marriage and her pregnancy which doesn’t look great for her. We know that Bravo will give ‘wives the boot when they start to manufacture drama and story lines as fans can smell a fake a mile away. Supposedly this is why both Brandi Glanville of RHOBH and Gretchen Rossi of RHOC were let go. Both ladies were accused of faking drama in order to stay on the show, which prompted Bravo to show them the door.
Do you think Kim should replace Kenya? Do you think Kenya’s drama has been manufactured to stay on the show?
#EMPIRE: Are you ready Jussie Smollet’s new CD ‘Sum of My Music’?
Empire actor Jussie Smollett is gearing up for the March 2 release of his debut album, Sum of My Music, and now we can finally hear the first single from the disc.
The track is called “Freedom” and, as Jussie explains in a statement, it describes “love in its most honest and pure form.”
“It’s a song about complete bliss, not the fantasy or some false sense of security,” says Jussie, “…whether it’s love for your partner, your family, your people or yourself, when Love is true, there’s a feeling that you can literally fly,” he says.
Jussie also tweeted about his exciting new single, writing, “Y’all i hate 2b just retweeting & not responding but I’m at work & just really want to say thank you from my heart for the love y’all are showing #Freedom so far. Avail everywhere for y’all that don’t have it. official album #SumOfMyMusic out March 2, 2018. Love y’all. Mean it.”
#NEWMUSICVIDEO from Janelle Monáe “Django Jane”
Janelle Monáe has dropped another new song and music video. This one is called “Django Jane.” The video features striking visuals, including one moment when Monáe’s face appears on a woman’s lap as she raps, “Let the vagina have a monologue.”
Earlier, Monáe shared “Make Me Feel” and its video. Both singles appear on her forthcoming album Dirty Computer. Along with the two tracks, Monáe has also revealed the record’s release date and cover art. Dirty Computer is out April 27. Check out the art below. “I actually had this title on this concept before my first album The ArchAndroid, and it scared me because a lot of the things that I knew that I needed to say were very deep, very personal, from the heart,” said of Dirty Computer today. “You know, this is an extremely vulnerable album and it took me a while to make it because I’m a self editor.”
#NEWHIPHOP from Snoop Dogg Feat. Kim Burrell – ‘Sunshine Feel Good’
After dropping five gospel tracks and his 220 EP, the Long Beach legend returns with “Sunshine Feel Good,” a Kim Burrell collaboration off his upcoming album Bible of Love.
Produced by DJ Battlecat, the West Coast beat features a lowrider bounce, while Burrell provides a soulful assist. “Don’t front, you know this sunshine feels good in my hood,” she sings. “Sometimes you might feel alone / But don’t look now, it’s almost morning / Just let the sunshine in.”
Da Doggfather also reflects on dark versus light. “Was a time when a storm came in my life,” he raps. “Didn’t know which way to turn, to the left or right / Out the corner of my eye, saw a little light / Flickerin’ like a flame in the darkest night.”
Earlier this month, Coach Snoop dropped five gospel tracks off Bible of Love.
Quincy Jones Sorry For Inflammatory Comments about Michael Jackson and Others In Recent Interviews
Quincy Jones made some bold claims in a recent Vulture interview that ran earlier this month. The tenured producer proclaimed Michael Jackson’s vitiligo was “bullshit,” declared The Beatles were the worst musicians in the world and called Harvey Weinstein a “jive mother fucker.”
Last month, Jones also told GQ The King of Pop was a thief, Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra were drunks, and said he’d never date a woman older than 42 — things he’s evidently sorry about now.
The nearly 85-year-old music legend has issued an apology for some of those statements. On Thursday (February 22), he took to Twitter to post a lengthy explanation for his wild comments, which came after his six daughters implemented a “family intervention.”
“I’m sorry to anyone whom my words offended & I’m especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me & to those who aren’t,” he wrote in part. “Thank you for calling me out when I’ve clearly made a mistake.”
Jones says he’s learned his lesson and explained that sobriety has led to “wordvomit.”
“When you’ve been fortunate enough to have lived such a long & crazy life (& you’ve recently stopped drinking – three years ago!), certain details about specific events (which do NOT paint the full picture of my intentions nor experiences) come flooding back all at once, & even at 85, it’s apparent that “wordvomit” & bad-mouthing has contradicted my very real messages I tried to relay.”
‘The View’s’ Whoopie Goldberg shuts Mo’Nique down After She Said “I would not allow those entities to do was bully me Talking about This About Oprah Winfrey, Lionsgate, Lee Daniels, And Tyler Perry
Mo’Nique visits ‘The View’ talks about Netflix drama, Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, Oprah and more.
In the beginning of the interview Mo’Nique revisits the ‘Netflix’ situation.
Around the 5:40 mark, Mo’Nique addresses rumors about being “difficult” and a bit of a “trouble maker” that started 8 years ago.
The comedian/actress responds,”I say thank you for letting me speak on it. And, eight years ago I did a movie called ‘Precious’ and on that film I received $50,000 that was not my my argument and that was not my fight because that’s what I signed up for. Once, I did ALL of my obligations. My deal was with a man name Lee Daniels. I did all of my contractual obligations and I was done. Then, when I start getting calls from Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, and Lionsgate and they wanted me to come work for free to go over the… and promote this film internationally. And, I said to them “Guys, my deal is with Lee Daniels and I’ve done my job and they all agreed. And, this is what happens. In my humble opinion, when you don’t go to the hotel room.. See when I think about those women that said….
Whoopi quickly interjects, “I’m going to stop you because contractually, when you make a movie, regardless of who you sign the deal with, your job is to go and promote said movie.” Whoopi continued, “And we’ve had this conversation and I said if you had called me I could’ve schooled you on what was expected.”
Mo’Nique responds “And we did have that conversation and what I said to you my sweet sister, I said, ‘Whoopi, at what point do we stop saying the next time?’” Whoopi asked, “What next time?”
Mo continues “If I had done something contractually they would of sued me. The reason nobody could done anything contractually because they found out I’ve done nothing wrong contractually. So, when they ask me to come over seas to promote the film. When I said guys, “I’m spending time with my family, I’m gonna pass. Now when I make the statement “This is what happen when you don’t go to the room”. What Tyler Perry show me, Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, and Lionsgate. “When you don’t do what we asked you to do we’re take your lively hood. So, for eight years… my family has suffer, and my career has suffer because I would not allow those entities to do was bully me. And, because I didn’t allow the bullying to happen. Now, this is now what I sit in.”
‘The View’ quickly wraps the interview. I must say at this point it really doesn’t matter. Mo’Nique has dug her grave and once Hollywood turns on you. That’s it you’re pretty much done. Whoopi Goldberg knows more about that industry than anyone and Mo’Nique thinks she’ll just have it her way? Well good luck Sis. I think you mean well But you also have a dreaded history on how you’ve treated he ‘HELP’ on sets and other places. My personal opinion is that your Husband is ruining you!
Awwwwwww, Ryan Reynolds Dons Deadpool Costume to Make Wishes Come True
Deadpool isn’t exactly the best role model for kids, but they love him — and Ryan Reynolds — anyway.
“One of the best parts of playing the Big Red Jackass is welcoming @makeawishamerica and @childrenswishfoundation onto set,” Reynolds shared in an Instagram post on Monday.
“Deadpool kicked Cancer in the taint, but these kids do it for real every day,” he continued. “These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile.”
The kids also got to take home a prop from the upcoming sequel. Reynolds explained, “HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions.)
“Deadpool 2” will hit theaters on May 18, 2018.
Ava DuVernay was offered to direct Black Panther and decided not to and it went to Ryan Coogler.
Ava DuVernay was set to make history. In 2015, there were speculations in the film industry that DuVernay would become the first Black woman to direct a Marvel film. DuVernay had just directed the critically-acclaimed Selma and was set to take on the role as director of Black Panther.
Although Chadwick Boseman had signed on to be the lead in Black Panther, the film was still in the planning phases. Boseman and DuVernay even met at one point during the process.
However, DuVernay reportedly did not agree with some of the ideas that were given by Marvel. During the BlogHer conference DuVernay said she and Marvel, “just didn’t see eye to eye.” She also added, “It really wasn’t going to be an Ava DuVernay film.”
At the time, DuVernay had to make a hard decision about her career. “Is this important enough for me to do? Are these people I want to go to bed with? This would be three years of not doing other things that are important to me.”
Ryan Coogler would eventually become the director of Black Panther after impressive films, Fruitvale Station and Creed.
Black Panther has since become a cultural phenomenon earning $426 million in four days.
DuVernay, who directed A Wrinkle in Time, congratulated Coogler and the entire cast on their success. But we could only wonder how Wakanda would have been shaped had it been created on film with DuVernay on board.
Jill Scott says STOP Thinking Everything Is About My Divorce: ‘Sh-T’s Dumb!’
When Jill Scott got Girls Trip wasted over the weekend, many of her fans tapped into their inner Iyanla and assumed it was because of her nasty divorce and began to counsel her in her comments.
Anything Jill posts on social media – a poem, a quote or video of her singing – her fans “woo woo woo” her and tell her to “stay strong.”
The singer and “Black Lightning” star wants y’all to cut it out!
Jill Scott posted a quick note on her Instagram page telling folks to stop assuming everything is about her divorce! Why? Because she says the “sh*t’s dumb.”
#OMG White Powder Sent to Meghan Markle at Kensington Palace
An envelope containing a racist letter and suspicious white powder was sent to Kensington Palace addressed to Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle...
From The Daily Mail
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were at the centre of an anthrax scare after a suspicious white powder was found in a letter sent to their Kensington Palace home.
The letter was addressed to both Harry and Meghan at the Palace where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children also live.
The suspect letter prompted a security scare after it was intercepted by staff at the nearby St James's Palace. It did not reach Harry or Meghan - but they have both been informed of the incident.
The letter sent with the powder included a racist message, with counter-terror police investigating, London's Evening Standard reported.
Chemical experts were drafted in to analyse the substance after the s sent to the Palace on February 12, found that it was harmless, the paper reported.
SATC's Jason Lewis Shades Love Interest Kim Cattrall & Sides With Sarah Jessica Parker
WOW! Talk about taking sides? The former Sex And The City star appeared on KTLA 5 to promote his new film but was immediately bombarded with the most important topic in today's climate: the epic feud between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall.
Jason initially said "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all…" when asked to weigh in on the drama between the two stars which was obviously pointed at his love interest on the show.
After some prodding he opened about his love for Sarah Jessica Parker and revealed:
"Listen, I would have to say that Sarah was always so lovely and such a consummate professional, and I think that people should remember their graciousness and the things that have been given to them, and I'm going to stop there because I've got nothing good to say."
SHADE, SHADE, SHADE! What went on over at Silvercup Studios in Queens? I don't know who to believe but there was obviously some b!tchy behaviour on Kim's behalf if even her male co-star is shading her. I just want someone to write a juicy tell all to reveal everything that went on between the SATC stars.
Jason also confirmed that he was on #TeamSJP and all but admitted that his previous shade was directed at Kim Cattrall, let's just wait for her Instagram clawback because you know it's coming!
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’
Fashion game out of this world…probably still a virgin in that world though.
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