The Daily Buzz For March 23 ☕πŸ“°☕

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RHoA: Did you know that Marlo Hampton is writing a book on Etiquiette?
What Does Marlo Hampton Do for a Living? We Finally Have the Answer

For years, one question has plagued fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta like no other: What exactly does Marlo Hampton do. Well she’s writing a book on Etiquette….Yeah you read that right ETIQUETTE!

Marlo always comes prepared to school the RHOA ladies as a self-proclaimed etiquette expert. And now she's blessing you with her top rules of etiquette: "Always wear 5-inch heels wherever you enter into. Say whatever's on your mind. Be unapologetic. Smile. It helps a lot when you smile. Give two f---s about what anyone thinks about you. Always say 'thank you.'" 

After growing up in the foster care system, Marlo was inspired to help other young women going through that same experience achieve success as they enter adulthood. That's why she started the nonprofit Glam IT UP in 2011. 

Through this organization, Marlo mentors girls 13 to 18 and treats them to a bit of the glamorous life in an effort to encourage them to strive for success. Past events have included a trip to a WNBA game and a Christmas brunch at Kandi Burruss' Old Lady Gang restaurant. "My Glam It UP girls, I tell them, 'The world is yours. If you can dream it, you can achieve it," Marlo shared. "So I just hope they look at me and say, 'Dang, well, Ms. Marlo was in foster care, and she aged out. I can do it, too.'" 

You could be seeing Marlo in a book store near you soon. "I have a book that I'm working on, a cocktail book. Not the etiquette book yet, but this is a cocktail book where you'll be able to sit it on your table and just see gorgeous pictures of me in fashion," Marlo said. "So I'm excited about that." 

So what else will Marlo do next? "I'm good at just about anything," she told The folks over at The Daily Dish. "I'll try anything. Usually when I try it, I can do it." 

For now, you can catch Marlo hanging out with the RHOA squad.

#EMPIRE: Calesha “Bre-Z” Murray Talks to Rolling Out about her music and Sexuality on the show!
Calesha “Bre-Z” Murray recently sat down with the folks over at Rolling Out Magazine. She talked to them about life growing up in Wilmington Delaware then moving to Atlanta and then L.A to focus on her career. Here are few excerpts from the interview.

R-Since your debut on FOX’s “Empire,” fans have assumed you were a lesbian, considering your character Freda Gatz is a young lesbian rapper. Why have you opted to not discuss your sexuality?

I choose not to discuss my sexuality because I’ve chosen to use my platform to display my art, talent, and to be of some light to those who follow me. I believe sexuality is one sure thing most young men and women struggle with at some point growing up. Freda Gatz was a visual display of a young woman determined to find her way in life. The character was never seen with a woman, she just appeared to have a harder exterior. Regardless of what you give, people will develop their own perception. For me, my role on Empire is something that people assumed to be real lol, I’m still just a woman with everyday struggles like everyone else.

R-men? Women?

I’m not sure that I can tell you that it has. My sexuality is not something that is a “thing” when you speak of Bre-Z. I think it varies depending on the person and what they display to the world. As a woman, I will never volunteer the things I do intimately with anyone. It’s just tacky. People essentially give me exactly what I give them, which is love and respect for a shared interest.

R-Why do you think it was important for “Empire” to portray a presumably lesbian rapper on the show? 

“Empire” displayed what was real in our communities. A lesbian just happens to be one of them. The great thing that our creators (Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Illene Chaiken, Sanaa Hamri) did was zero in on all walks of life in the Black community. Sexuality was one of them. I believe it was important to show that there’s always more to a person. You don’t have to like their choice, but we should accept and be supportive.

R-With the success of artists like Young M.A, AzMarie Livingston, etc., how do you think the industry is responding to increased sexual diversity?

I think the industry is just fine. Sexual diversity has always been around, they’ve just taken the blanket off of it. What you’re seeing now is freedom of everything — in its truest form.

R-Let’s talk about your music. You’re dropping new music on your own independent label. Why the independent route? 

I chose to go the independent route because I know what I want. I know what I want to create. And I didn’t want anyone to get in the way of my creativity because then it confuses me.

You can listen to some of her latest music HERE

Get more over at Rolling Out.

#NEWMUSIC from Sammie – Naked (Ella Mai Cover)
Off the heels of his birthday EP, 31873.0, Sammie surprised us with a stripped down cover response to “Naked” by rising songstress Ella Mai.

Listen HERE

In addition to his new EP, Sammie is still promoting his stellar 2017 album Coming of Age, while Ella is currently working on her debut album under 10 Summers Records.

#NEWHIPHOP Listen To Remy Ma’s ‘Set Trippin’ Freestyle
The “Melanin Magic” rapper unleashes a freestyle over Casanova’s “Set Trippin” instrumental, while a video of the Irving Plaza performance acts as the visual.
Donning a black-and-white jacket, tight black pants, and matching boots, Reminisce unleashes some furious bars on stage. Casanova looks on while Rem’ raps under bright lights.


Remy previously teased the freestyle on social media. Recently, she also bashed fake thugs on her Spotify freestyle. She’s now prepping her long-awaited sophomore album 7 Winters & 6 Summers for a summer release.

Ladies, Have you seen Zayn’s new Look? He now has Blond hair and a Huge Rose Head Tattoo!
Zayn Malik is making changes following the announcement of his break up with Gigi Hadid on March 13. Not only has the former One Direction member gone blond, but he also revealed a rose tattoo on the back of his head. After giving the world a peek last week on his Instagram account, he was snapped with the ink more prominently on display under his newly bleached locks on the set of a music video shoot in Miami on Wednesday, March 21. The open bloom, which is positioned slightly below the middle of his skull, features a stem that snakes down and around his neck.

Of course. this isn’t even close to the star’s first tat — or even the first one on his neck. Malik’s love of skin ink is well-known. In fact, he has ex Gigi’s eyes prominently displayed in the middle of his chest, something fans were quick to point out after the couple broke up.
The singer made a statement about their parting after two years together via Twitter, writing, “Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of  respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend. She has such an incredible soul. I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time, we wish this news could have come from us first. We love you all. xZ.”

Malik is hardly the first star to make changes following a split. Who could forget Miranda Lambert going for pink streaks after separating from Blake Shelton in 2015? It’s a time for new beginnings, including for style choices. And while the body art is most likely permanent, the hair color is definitely not. Whether he decides to keep the new look or go back to his natural brunette shade when the dust settles, time will tell.

Wendy Williams Says Her Husband Kevin Nursed Her Back to Health.
A few days ago, Wendy Williams sat down with “Good Morning America” co-host Amy Robach to discuss how she’s now making her health a priority in the battle against Graves’ disease.
“In the entire almost 10 years of doing the show, I have never taken a sick day,” Williams told Robach. “… it was a perfect storm; a perfect storm that had been brewing, I have to say, internally, knowing my body, since late July.”

Wendy reveals her husband Kevin nursed her back to health…

According to People Magazine: My husband was extremely concerned,” says Williams. “He’s not just my husband, he’s my business partner, one of the executive producers on the show and he’s also my manager. He and I are glued at the hip.”

“He was with me every step,” she says of Hunter, who shuffled her to and from doctor’s appointments in New York City. “For him, seeing me go through all of this, it’s really been trying on him. I’ve been concerned about him. I’m like, ‘Don’t worry about me!’”

Yeah, OK if you say so.

SAY WHAT? PETA Calls Drake A Fake A** Vegan!
PETA has a beef with Drake. Earlier this month the Canadian rapper made the declaration that he no longer eats meat. And while PETA initially praised his “ethical” decision, they quickly pointed out that although he doesn’t put animal products IN his body he is quick to wear them ON his body. How un-vegan of you Drake!

The oft-aggressive, animal advocacy organization has called Drizzy out and is demanding that his OVO company part ways with Canada Goose. In a letter to the “God’s Plan” superstar PETA urged “the rapper to cut ties with Canada Goose,” a company that, according to PETA, “touts a phony respect for the environment yet kills ducks and geese for their down.” Apparently, the outerwear company also uses painful steel traps to catch wild coyote and use their fur for collars.

Drake has yet to respond to PETA’s demands, but he probably should soon … or he could be covered in red paint by the weekend.

Chaka Khan Responds to Accusations of Being Drunk After Bad Performancein Miami
Chaka Khan being falsely accused of being drunk? That’s what her rep said after the legendary singer had a strange performance this past weekend at the 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens show in Miami Gardens, Fla.

In the clips that surfaced, you can see the “Through the Fire” creator mumble some of her lyrics, and at other times she stood on stage without singing at all. Eventually, some of the audience started walking out, and they took to social media to express their disappointment.

The famed producer Rico Love also tweeted about the performance and told everyone what was happening in real time.
“I love Chaka Khan with my whole heart, but she is drunk as hell on stage [in] Jazz in the Gardens,” he wrote. “This makes me so sad.”
A woman who uses the Twitter handle Cynthia Traveling Queen also expressed her dissatisfaction with Khan’s set.
“She looks like she’s [dis] oriented,” tweeted Cynthia. “Something is going on with her, so we all just started walking out, because it was just so terrible. I’ve seen Chaka Khan at West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center. I’ve also seen Chaka Khan at the Essence Music Festival, so I don’t know what’s going on tonight, but it was really terrible.”

As the web buzzed with speculation about her lackluster performance, Chaka’s rep spoke out and said the 10-time-Grammy winner was ill but decided to perform anyway against the doctor’s advice.

“She has been supporting her scheduled show dates, as she has been battling the flu for a number of weeks despite the doctor’s orders to cancel these shows and rest,” wrote the rep. “Unfortunately, Chaka not wanting to disappoint her fans has performed, while not totally 100%, and the media has been turning these difficult performances into something else.”

“Chaka values her fans and supporters and would never do anything to jeopardize their support and love,” added the rep. “Under doctor’s orders, Chaka will be resting for the remainder of the week until her next performance engagement in Macon, GA, Saturday, March 24th.”

Watch Mary J. Blige As Irene In New Animated Feature ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ 
Oscar nominated actress and Grammy winning singer Mary J. Blige is hitting the big screen again but this time as the sassy siren “Irene Adler” in the new animated film Sherlock Gnomes. The film also features the voices of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Emily Blunt and opens in theaters this Friday, March 23.
After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.  


Blige’s character is a no-nonsense porcelain doll who is in control of her dollhouse and mama don’t take no mess. Sherlock finds himself needing his once engaged lover’s help and she winds up showing him what he’s been missing through an outstanding musical performance and original song ‘Stronger’ written by Elton John.

Cardi B ‘Couture’ Is Coming Your Way with her own Clothing Line.
Cardi B has taken the fashion world by storm.  She may attend the hottest events wearing luxurious gowns and sit with Anna Wintour, but it’s her devotion to those on a budget that may pay off huge in the end.
According to documents the retail company Fashion Nova just filed documents this month to lock up Cardi’s name for online retail store services.  They specifically filed for the name “Cardi.B” and “CB” and plan to sell a full line of threads; including blouses, bodysuits, dresses, jackets, jumpsuits, leggings, rompers, skirts, undergarments and shirts.  Footwear is listed too, because … y’know … red bottoms.

Cardi has been associated with Fashion Nova for years promoting their products on her social media, and in fact she helped the online outlet grow in popularity among not only the hip-hop crowd, but reality tv fans as well.  No matter how famous Cardi has become, she still regularly gives props to Fashion Nova for being a great place to get affordable clothes.

Fashion Nova has worked with other celebrities, like Amber Rose and Nicki Minaj, but the company has never moved to trademark any of the other celeb names.  Clearly they see the value in a relationship with Cardi, and it appears the two are collaborating on something much bigger than just being a spokesperson.

Rapper Logic Announces His Split From Wife Jessica Andrea: ‘It Just Didn’t Work Out’
Logic has officially announced his split from his wife, Jessica Andrea, after two years of marriage.
In a statement posted on his Instagram page, the rapper said it simply “just didn’t work out.”
He was sure to mention there is no anger, no cheating and no fighting involved in their split.

Read Logic’s full statement below.
Sorry to hear this. I wish them the best as they move into the next chapters of their lives.

Did you know that The Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to give $1 billion to schools that discriminate against LGBT People?
Congressional Democrats pushed Betsy DeVos to say that she opposed discrimination in a federal schools program. She refused to do so.
The Secretary of Education appeared at a hearing before the Appropriations Committee to discuss her proposed budget for next year, which includes $1 billion for a school choice program, which would put federal money in the pockets of private schools.

Democrats wanted her to assure them that the money wouldn’t fund schools that discriminate against LGBT students. She refused to make that promise.
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) questioned her about a statement she made last month that the Department of Education would no longer investigate discrimination claims from transgender students. He brought up how several federal courts have interpreted Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination in schools to include transgender students.

“We have continued to defend the rights of students as defined under Title IX,” DeVos said, “until either the Supreme Court or Congress clarifies the law with regard to transgender access to bathrooms, athletic locker rooms and athletic teams.”

“This department is not going to make law,” she continued, a reference to guidance from the Obama Administration that said that schools should work to prevent discrimination against transgender students because of their Title IX obligations. Last year, DeVos rescinded that guidance.

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) also brought up discrimination.
“I could not find a single state the protects LGBT students within the state’s voucher anti-discrimination laws,” Clark said. “So state dollars flow to private schools, they are allowed to discriminate. I couldn’t find any case where that didn’t happen.”

She asked whether the Department of Education would assure that federal money wouldn’t go to schools that discriminate.
DeVos responded, “Where federal dollars flow, federal law must be adhered to.” Which means that she will not oppose discrimination against LGBT students since she interprets federal law as not including LGBT people.

“As Secretary DeVos fumbles through another congressional hearing, her record of walking-back LGBTQ protections and actively refusing to aid transgender students facing discrimination speaks for itself,” said GLAAD‘s President Sarah Kate Ellis. “Our Secretary of Education should be fighting for all students, not actively making life more difficult for transgender students.”

DeVos has deep ties with the religious right. Last year, she held a conference on education and invited Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, two organizations that advocate for conversion therapy.

Erica Mena and Desus and Mero Trolls DJ Envy on Social Media!
Last week DJ Envy from The Breakfast Club came down hard on Desus and Mero after they made light of his extra marital affair with reality star Erica Mena on their podcast 
Now Erica is twisting the knife by liking a Tweet about her affair that was re-Tweeted by Desus and Mero.

Frank Avruch who played Bozo The Clown DEAD at 89!
Frank Avruch, TV's original Bozo the Clown, died Tuesday in Boston after a long battle with heart disease according to his family. He was 89.
The Boston legend created Bozo back in 1959, and played the lovable clown until 1970. Although Frank wore a lot of hats -- as a local host on radio and WCVB-TV -- he'll most be remembered for wearing that red-orange wig, oversized red shoes and pajamas with the frilly collar.

Avruch is an inductee of the National Television Academy's Gold Circle. Bozo's survived by his wife, Betty, 2 sons, grandchildren, and, of course, his cousin Homey. 

Rest in Peace!

The Daytime Emmy Nominations are Out!
(Deadline) The morning show race also features the usual suspects (CBS Sunday Morning, CBS This Morning, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today) as does the Talk Show Entertainment category, whose nominees are the same as last year except for syndie The Real. Meanwhile, the Talk Show Informative race also has two newcomer this year as NBC freshman Megyn Kelly Today snagged a nom along with syndie rookie Steve — whose host Steve Harvey was nominated in the category last year for his eponymous former talker.
Meanwhile, CBS again leads all networks with 66 nomination, but this year it was tied by the combined syndication show. Netflix is third with 36 noms, followed by Amazon (49), NBC (35), ABC (33), PBS (29) and Nickelodeon, HBO (10) and Disney Channel with 12 apiece.

The hardware will be handed out  on Sunday, April 29, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood are returning as the hosts. The nominations were revealed this morning on CBS’ The Talk.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said last month that this year’s Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Awards will go to longtime Days of Our Lives stars Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes and kids show producers Sid & Marty Krofft. The Days starwalts will receive their trophies during the Daytime Emmy ceremony, and the guys behind such classics fare as H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters and Land of the Lost will get theirs at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on April 27, also at the Pasadena Civic.

The peer-judged drama pre-nominations were unveiled in January. with Days of Our Lives and General Hospital grabbing the most acting pre-nominations,.

Read is the full list of nominees for the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards here

Bobby V has been Named As A Suspect In A Rape Case
Less than two weeks after releasing his new album, Bobby V has been named as a suspect in a Georgia rape case.
According to TMZ, a woman filed a police report in Cobb County, Georgia on Monday, March 19 claiming she was raped by the singer the day before.

Police aren’t saying much because the investigation is ongoing. Bobby’s rep said, “Bobby takes any allegation against women very seriously. However, false allegations damage true victims of sexual abuse.”
They are also planning to take legal action against the accuser claiming this appears to be a shakedown for some cash.
It as just last year that the singer was caught up in a scandal with a transgender woman.

The singer also claimed she was trying to extort him for money.

Outgoing Sec of State Rex Tillerson’s “Very Mean-Spirited Town” Exit Speech Goes Over Big In D.C.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson killed President Donald Trump with kindness on his way out the door Thursday afternoon.
In a brief, pointed, televised speech to his staff, Tillerson called on them to “undertake one act of kindness each day towards another person” noting, “This can be a very mean-spirited town.”

He also used the spotlight to deliver the loaded message that personal integrity is a person’s most valuable asset.

“Only you can relinquish it or allow it to be compromised. Once you have done so, it is very very hard to regain it,” Tillerson warned members of Trump’s administration, advising them to “guard it as the most precious thing you possess.”

To Tillerson’s point, Trump tweeted in mid-March that he’d sacked the former ExxonMobile CEO. But, keeping it classy, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told reporters, in an off-the-record gaggle, that he had broken the news to Tillerson ahead of the tweet, while Tillerson, fighting an overseas travel bug, was on the toilet. This according to reporters who’d said they’d been shut out of the exclusive off-the-record huddle, and got their information from those who had attended but were bound by the OTR rule to of the invite not to publish themselves.
In today’s speech to staff, though sure to be seen by Trump, Tillerson said he hopes they will continue to be guided every day by the values they have spoken about during his not-quite-a-year tenure including safety, accountability, honesty and, most importantly, personal integrity.

“Never lose sight of your most valuable asset,” Tillerson said, in re personal integrity.
“Not one of you was gifted it. You were born with it. It belongs to you, always has and will belong to you and you alone,” he said.

“And finally I hope you continue to treat each other with respect. Regardless of job title station in life or your role, everyone is important to the State Department; we’re all just human beings trying to do our part,” Tillerson added.
It was Tillerson’s closing shot that got reporters’ ears up:
“In closing I would like to ask that ask each of you undertake one act of kindness each day towards another person. This can be a very mean-spirited town,” he said in a masterstroke of understatement, getting laughs followed by big applause.

“But you don’t have to chose to participate in that,” he added, getting even bigger applause.

“Each of us gets to chose the person we want to be, and the way we wanted to be treated and the way we will treat others.”

As you get older & stop doing Easter Egg Hunts, the thing I look forward to is creepy Easter Bunny costumes!

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