Marie Claire Names Issa Rae one of Their New ‘Fresh Faces’
Marie Claire admits that Hollywood is “in need of a reset” and has named their 2018 ‘Fresh Faces’ class of women. For their 5th Annual Fresh Faces party, they will be celebrating Issa Rae and more.
Issa Rae is celebrated and gives us bright and bold makeup looks done by her makeup artists, Joanna Simkin. She’s wearing Céline and Burberry and her 80’s style earrings are by Jennifer Fisher.
This purple lip is reflecting the royalty and culture queen that she is.
Rae’s makeup looks are on point and no surprise as she’s a Cover Girl ambassador. In addition to a purple lip, she gives this bright pink lip, too.
Issa Rae discusses some of the best parts of success, “I’m happy and grateful to be in a position where I can want to see something, and then support the people who are telling stories I want to see.”
#RHoA: Kenya Moore Staying On ‘RHOA’ With Pregnancy Storyline
It seems that Kenya Moore’s big announcement that she is pregnant has saved her job!
After a season of refusing to talk about her shocking secret marriage, the tea is out that she was given a contract for another season of the hit Bravo show with conditions.
During The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, Moore told show host Andy Cohen: “We will definitely be welcoming a boy or a girl in… late this year.”
While producers were skeptical about her claims, the news convinced them to keep her on the show.
“Kenya was offered another contract but not necessarily as a full-time Housewife,” an insider dished. “The producers still don’t really believe that she is pregnant so until filming happens, and the story unfolds, they’re not guaranteeing her anything.”
Moore’s pregnancy was a “last-ditch effort to keep her job,” the source insisted, and it paid off.
As previously reported, the RHOA star also lost a whopping $100,000 during filming, after producers wouldn’t allow her to go on the trip to Barcelona because of her refusal to film with Daly and they docked her another $25,000 when she wouldn’t film with her father in person telling him about the wedding.
“Kenya’s baby news seems like a ploy to stay on the show, so producers are watching her carefully to see what she delivers.”
TEAM TWIRL WINS!!!!!! She’ll be seeing ya next season!
#Empire: Is our Cookie Going to Be Okay?
Red alert, Empire fans. The lethal-tongued matriarch collapsed in the final moments of this week's episode following an emotionally charged confrontation between Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Andre (Trai Byers), and things are not looking good.
It all went down when Andre finally fessed up to orchestrating the car explosion that claimed one of Lucious' legs and nearly killed Cookie in the process. As expected, the news didn't go over well with the rest of the family — especially Lucious. In a fit of rage, he nearly choked his son to death until Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Hakeem (Bryshere "Yazz" Gray) intervened, getting their older brother out of the room before things got worse.
With Lucious reeling from the bombshell revelation, it was up to Cookie to calm him down despite her own difficulty processing the news.
"He confessed, Lucious. It's a start. Maybe he's coming back to his right mind," she told him, attempting to find the silver lining of the heartbreaking reveal.
However, it looks like carrying the weight of the family's neverending emotional conflict finally caught up with her. "My baby, my son...he's not capable...Lucious..." she said before doubling over in pain from an apparent heart attack.
With Cookie down, how will the rest of the Lyons handle the fallout from Andre's devastating confession? Especially since they won't have a mediator on hand to stop them from killing each other. And more importantly, is Cooking going to be okay?
See how it all goes down when Empire continues Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.
#MusicNews The BET Experience has tapped Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, SZA and More for Performances!
R&B will be center stage at This year’s BET Experience with performances from high-powered artists like Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and SZA.
It will run from June 21-24 at Staples Center; the four-day event will also feature performances from LL Cool J and DJ Z-Trip, Ludacris, Rae Sremmurd, Ella Mai, A$AP Ferg, Nipsey Hussle, Playboi Carti, Kamaiyah, and Wondagurl.
The event will feature more than music. The BET Fan Fest will include a celebrity basketball game, BETX house of fashion and beauty, Kicksperience, Genius Talks, and a celebrity dodgeball game, among other attractions.
The 6th annual BET Experience leads up to the 2018 BET Awards on Sunday, June 24. Pre-sale tickets will be available Monday (April 16), while general tickets go on sale Wednesday (April 18) at 10 a.m. PST.
BET Experience at Staples Center Concert Schedule
Thursday, June 21
LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24
BET Awards at Microsoft Theater
#HipHopNews: Cardi B Makes History again this time with Apple Music and ‘Invasion of Privacy’ has reached #1 on The Billboard 200!
Cardi B keeps making history. Invasion of Privacy set a new Apple Music record for most streamed album by a female artist in a single week thanks to 100 million streams worldwide.
Look what fans made her do. In half a week, Cardi B already more than doubled previous record holder Taylor Swift’s streams for Reputation, according to Billboard. Thus, Bardi now has the fifth most streamed album ever, besting The Weeknd’s Starboy and Ed Sheeran’s Divide.
Invasion of Privacy is expected to top the Billboard 200. Her Bad Bunny and J Balvin collaboration “I Like It” is the album’s most streamed song on Apple Music thus far.
Billboard also noted Cardi’s additional achievements with her debut album:
Invasion of Privacy the second-largest debut of 2018 with 255,000 equivalent album units (103,000 traditional sales), it is the biggest streaming week ever for an album by a woman.
Cardi B becomes the fifth female rapper to top the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Invasion of Privacy bows with the largest on-demand audio streaming week ever for an album by a woman.
- Invasion logs the biggest streaming week for a debut studio album.
- Second-biggest streaming week for an album in 2018.
- Seventh-largest streaming week for an album ever.
- Invasion’s start of 255,000 units is the second-biggest week overall for an album in 2018.
Congratulation to Cardi B. She took to Instagram and gushed:
Thank you sooo much everybody !!!Im super exited!! It wouldn’t happen with out yaaa❤❤❤ I love ya so much. A dream come true. Check out #invasionofprivacy!!…The devil calls me but God hugs me!!
Cardi B is still making “Money Moves.” Recent reports indicate that she will make $70,000 per day for her Coachella performance. However, she also said that she paid about $300,000 for the stage production. “It’s an investment,” she told SiriusXM. “You gotta take that to the chin. Damnit. Right after I finished paying my taxes.”
BREAKING: Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65
Harry Anderson, the amiable actor who presided over the NBC comedy “Night Court” for nine seasons, has died at his home in Asheville, N.C., according to a local media report. He was 65.
Anderson was found at his home by police officers early Monday morning, according to a report by WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, N.C. No foul play was suspected, police told the station.
Anderson was a magician-turned-actor who was known as a rabid fan of jazz singer Mel Torme. The affection for Torme was woven into his TV alter ego, Judge Harry Stone, a quirky character who ruled the bench at a Manhattan night court. The sitcom was a mainstay of NBC from 1984 to 1992. Anderson earned three consecutive Emmy nominations for his work on the show from 1985-1987.
Anderson gained national attention after he guest starred as grifter Harry “the Hat” Gittes on NBC’s “Cheers” in the early 1980s. On “Night Court,” Anderson played a goofy but big-hearted judge who encountered a host of oddball characters and cases every week. The series also starred John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson, Marsha Warfield, and Markie Post. Anderson also directed two episodes of the series and wrote or co-wrote five episodes during its long run.
After “Night Court,” Anderson co-starred as columnist Dave Barry in the CBS comedy “Dave’s World,” which ran for four seasons. Anderson moved to New Orleans in 2000 to open the nightclub Oswald’s Speakeasy, where he performed a mix of comedy and magic, and a magic and curio shop dubbed Sideshow.
Anderson logged a guest spot in FX’s “Son of the Beach” in 2002 and a 2008 appearance on NBC’s “30 Rock.” But for the most part, he stayed away from Hollywood. He moved to North Carolina in 2006 after New Orleans was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Born in Rhode Island, Anderson reportedly had a difficult childhood and moved frequently with his mother, who he once described in an interview with Playboy as “a hustler.” He moved to California at the age of 16 to be with his father. He became a street performer and reportedly ran a lucrative shell game on the streets of San Francisco for a time.
Anderson made his way to L.A.’s famed Magic Castle in the early 1980s, where he connected with an agent, according to TCM.com. He made several appearances on “Saturday Night Live” around this time. After “Night Court” made him a star, Anderson hosted “SNL” in 1985.
Anderson’s other credits included guest shots on “Tales From the Crypt” and HBO’s “Tanner ’88,” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” and “The John Larroquette Show.” He starred in the 1990 ABC miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.”
Nikki Bella and John Cena Break Up After 6 Years Together, End Engagement
After six years together, John Cena and Nikki Bella have called it quits, the couple according to Us Weekly.
“While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another,” the couple tells Us in a statement. “We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”
Cena, 40, proposed to Bella, 34, one year ago at Wrestlemania 33. The two have been dating since 2012. The pair were last were spotted in public together at Wrestlemania 34 on Sunday, April 8.
On Saturday, April 14, the Blockers star posted an Instagram photo of a quote from Walt Whitman that read, “We were together. I forget the rest.”
Last month, Cena spoke about their relationship, admitting that it takes a lot of work.
“Relationships are hard. Don’t ever think that love is easy. Love is beautiful, but we’ve had to come to the realization after being together for five years that love is not easy,” Cena said. “We work every day on us. We have our problems just like everybody else. Some of our problems are very public, some of them aren’t. But we work every day on us. Anytime I get upset, I always just realize that I can’t live without her and I love her and that’s why I cave in on a lot of stuff.”
He continued: “It takes being able to mesh two lives. I would never ever want Nicole to be in a position where she says, ‘I’m holding you back from doing this because I feel it’s wrong for us.’ And I would never say that to her. That’s why she’s super busy and sometimes we don’t see each other for months at a time, but when we do see each other, it’s our time together. I think, for now at least, that is certainly what’s making this work.”
We wish the best for them as they moved forward with their lives!
A Company Spokesman Confirms Philadelphia Starbucks manager who Called Cops On Two Black Men No Longer Employed At Store
The chief executive officer of Starbucks Kevin Johnson says he will order managers of the coffee giant’s stores to undergo training on how to spot “unconscious bias” after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia shop for doing nothing but sitting at a table.
Now… A company spokeswoman confirms that the manager at the Starbucks location at 18th and Spruce streets who called police is no longer an employee at the store. But it doesn’;t state if hey were FIRED or relocated.
A Starbucks spokeswoman told the Philadelphia Inquirer the decision to part ways with the unnamed manager was a “mutual” choice.
Demonstrators poured into the Starbucks in Philadelphia for the second day in a row, shouting down executives who tried to engage the crowd, and the store was reportedly closed by Monday afternoon.
“Starbucks coffee is anti-black,” about two dozen protesters chanted as they first filled the coffee house after 7 a.m.
Mariah Carey’s Former Manager Stella Bulochnikov is Suing Her!
After working together for almost three years, Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov have determined that it is in their mutual best interest to part ways on day-to-day management.
According to reports Stella Bulochnikov just filed paperwork stating she is preparing to sue Mariah Carey for violation of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, a Violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act and breach of contract.
Stay tuned for more on this!
LaTavia Roberson Denies Shading Michelle Williams ‘Destiny’s Child’ Performance On Social Media
Over the weekend, Latavia Roberson was accused of shading Michelle Williams recent performance at the Coachella. The singer accidentally like a shady post on social media.
Latavia Roberson shutdown the rumors on social media.
District Attorney Larry Karsner says,”Meek Mill deserves new trial and charges should be dismissed”
There may be hope for rapper Meek Mill. Earlier this month it was reported, The judge in his case just shut down his bid to be released on bail.
Add the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to those in favor of rapper Meek Mill getting a new trial.
According to reports, A dance party has erupted in the streets outside a courthouse in Philadelphia as the city’s district attorney says rapper Meek Mill’s convictions should be vacated and he should have a new trial. The district attorney’s announcement came during a hearing on Monday, but a judge is still refusing to release Mill on bail.
Eva Marcille Gives Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy
Congratulations are in order for Eva Marcille and fiancé, Michael Sterling; the couple is officially the parents to a healthy baby boy.
Marcille gave birth to her second child on Friday, April 13, at a hospital in Atlanta. The model confirmed the news via Instagram with a photo of the baby’s birth card. “All praises be to God,” she wrote.
Her son Michael was born at 5:59 pm and weighed in at 7 lbs 3 ounces.
The baby’s arrival came shortly after the model shared a few snapshots on Instagram of her sporting a hospital gown. “Still at it. Come on Mikey,” she captioned one photo.
She wrote on another,”So ready…. the calm before the storm.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has been very candid during her pregnancy, using social media to keep her fans up to date on her health and pregnancy journey. Just last week, the 33-year-old even shared a series of images from inside her brand new nursery.
This will be the first child for Sterling and the second for Eva, who shares a 5-year-old daughter, Marley, with singer Kevin McCall.
Shanice Williams To Star In Off-Broadway’s ‘Little Rock’
Playbill is reporting that The Wiz Live star Shanice Williams has been added to the upcoming Off-Broadway show, Little Rock.
As previously reported, Little Rock is written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and focuses on the group of brave Black students from Little Rock, Arkansas, who attended their city’s formerly segregated central high school in 1957, a test of the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The group, blocked by the Arkansas National Guard and later escorted into the school by the National Guard, is known as The Little Rock Nine.
Rounding out the rest of the cast is Rebekah Brockman, Justin Cunningham, Brandon Gill, Charlie Hudson III, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Quentin Mare, Ashley Robinson and Stephanie Umoh. Performances for Little Rock will begin May 30-September 8 at NYC’s Sheen Center for Thought and Culture.
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Tamar Braxton Reportedly DROPPED From Toni Braxton’s Tour!
Tamar Braxton’s drama with her estranged husband, Vince Herbert, has reportedly resulted in her being dropped from Toni Braxton’s tour. Get the scoop.
Tamar Braxton has reportedly been dropped from Toni Braxton‘s tour after her most recent dust-up with her estranged husband, Vince Herbert.
According to Radar Online, promoters don’t feel comfy moving forward with Tay on the tour because she has so much drama going on in her personal life.
The family tour was supposed to feature Toni, 50, with Tamar and Traci Braxton, 47, as her opening acts.
Kerry Washington Dishes On Her Post-‘Scandal’ Career Plans
Kerry Washington’s time on “Scandal” is coming to an end this month and the actress is dishing on her next career moves.
“I was doing a play on Broadway when I read the script for “Scandal,” TV’s Oliva Pope explains on “Live with Kelly and Ryan Wednesday, April 11. “I was at dinner with my mother and I was like, ‘You know what? I’m officially back in New York.’ And she was like, ‘Don’t say it. That means you’re gonna get something big over in California.’ And that’s what happened.
“But I’ve been missing theatre,” she adds. “So I think I might come back to do a little theatre.”
Washington debuted on Broadway as Susan in 2009’s “Race” and had done stage work four years earlier as an understudy in the West End production of “Billy Elliot.” With her experience, she’s no stranger to the demands of life under theatre lights.
“After you do a show where you’re doing 16-hour days and memorizing a new monologue every day, you’re like, ‘Yeah I want to say the same words for a few months,'” Washington says mentioning “Scandal.” “Our show is so cool with the live-tweeting, but I miss being in the room. There’s something very communal about theatre and being able to tell the same story.”
If Washington does return to the Broadway stage, she’ll be greeted by plenty of fans in the audience.
“@kerrywashington so are you being serious about coming to Broadway?” one fan tweeted. “Because if so, I will come see you every day ❤❤❤.”
“@kerrywashington theatre is amazing and it’s where nearly all actors began,” someone else said. “But it’s so great because every show is the same but different due to it being live. Would love to see you on stage.”
John Stamos's Wife Caitlin McHugh Gives Birth to Baby Boy Named Billy
John Stamos, Caitlin McHugh, Late Sunday evening, Full House star John Stamos shared the exciting news that he and wife Caitlin McHugh welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Billy.
The actor explained the decision behind the little bundle of joy's name in a touching Instagram post.
Shortly after, the two tied the knot and officially became Mr. and Mrs. Stamos in a private ceremony on February 3rd in front of family and friends.
Congratulations on the exciting family news and welcome to the world, Billy!
James Comey Declares Donald Trump Morally Unfit To Be President
Donald Trump is not morally fit to be President of the United States, former FBI Director James Comey told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview broadcast tonight. It’s Comey’s first interview since he was sacked by Trump and also the launch of his tour in service of plugging his new book A Higher Loyalty, coming out Tuesday.
In the book, he writes that President Trump is unethical and un-tethered to the truth, prompting Stephanopoulos to ask, “Is Donald trump unfit to be president?”
“Yes, but not in the way I often hear people talk about it,” Comey responded, saying he does not buy this “stuff” about Trump being mentally incompetent or in the early stages of dementia.
“He strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who’s tracking conversations and knows what’s going on.
“I don’t think he is medically unfit to be president – I think he’s morally unfit to be president.”
“A person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like they’re pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it, that person’s not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds. And that’s not a policy statement. I don’t care what your views are on guns, or immigration, or taxes,” Comey said, insisting it’s far more important that “Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country. The most important being ‘truth’. This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president.”
And in what could make White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s next encounter with Trump interesting, Comey said he talked Kelly out of quitting the Trump administration the day Trump sacked Comey. Comey was in Los Angeles at the time and discovered he’d been fired when he saw it on a television screen.
“John Kelly, then Secretary of Homeland Security, called me and said he was very upset,” Comey recalled. “He said he had seen the news and he intended to resign because he wouldn’t work for people who would treat someone like me in such a dishonorable way.”
Comey begged Kelly, now White House Chief of Staff, not to quit, the former FBI chief told Stephanopoulos.
“I said, ‘Please don’t do that. This president needs people of character and principle around him – especially this president. We need you to stay and serve the country.’ “
Should Kelly call him today with the same message, however, his response would be quite different, Comey said.
He would now tell Kelly, “I understand. I think you sacrificed as much as you really can of yourself for the country and no one would begrudge you leaving. You have done your absolute best. It’s come at a cost to you, but no one can blame you.”
We are living in a “dangerous time,” Comey wrote in A Higher Loyalty.
“I think it is and chose those words carefully,” Comey told Stephanopoulos.
“If we lose tethering of our leaders to the truth, what are we?”
Interest in tonight’s interview was keen, given how high the bar had been set by ABC News when it aired some of the taped interview’s juicier bits on Friday’s Good Morning America by way of plugging the one-hour special.
– Trump was obsessed with the Pee Tape and told Comey he might want Comey to investigate whether Russia had a recording of an incident he has insisted did not happen, in which he allegedly hired hookers to urinate on the Moscow hotel room bed where President Obama slept.
– Comey wrote that Trump is orange, his hair appears to be his own, and he compared his hand size to Trump’s when they met, determining Trump’s “was smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so.”
– Comey likened Trump to a mafia boss, demanding loyalty “like Sammy the Bull’s Cosa Nostra induction ceremony.”
– Comey is “sorry” Hillary Clinton is angry about his decision to holding pressers about the FBI’s probes of her email practices and acknowledged he assumed Clinton would win the election during that period.
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘WHEELS ON WHEELS’
The wheels on the stroller…on the cart…go round and round, round and round… yeah, just not as catchy.
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