The Daily Buzz For May 16 ☕πŸ“°☕

Pink is on the cover of Redbook's June 2018 issue.
In March, Pink embarked on the 2018 Beautiful Trauma world tour in support of her seventh studio album. This time around, Pink’s family (husband Carey Hart, daughter Willow, and son Jameson) have joined on her the road, with tour stops happening all over North America and Oceania through May 2019.

The artist -- born Alecia Moore -- chatted with Redbook for their June 2018 issue from her tour bus and discussed life as a mom on the road. Raising two young kids while headlining arena shows has been a balancing act, but the 38-year-old is taking it all in stride.

"I’ve never juggled so many damn plates in my life, but it’s because I want to. I enjoy it," she told Redbook. "If I had nannies raising my kids and just wanted to be a rock star and party all the time, I wouldn’t be successful and I wouldn’t be happy."

The Beautiful Trauma tour is Pink’s seventh concert tour and first as a mom of two. She discussed how she learned to make time for family bonding on her last world tour, when daughter Willow was just 14 months old. "I would come offstage and breastfeed her. That was our bonding time and some of my favorite moments. Jameson is now doing the same thing."

While the multi-city excursion has been an adjustment for the family, Pink says her children will call the shots as it pertains to the future of her touring career. "When touring stops working for the kids, if they decide they just want to be home and have a normal life, whatever that means, I’ll stop, because they are by far the priority," she said.

Overall, Pink enjoys that her children can see her in action. "I think it’s cool that they get to see their mom be the boss and work really freaking hard to realize a dream. I’d say it’s 95% positive."

#RHoA: Marc Daly Took Kenya Moore Out for Date Night and to see guess who?
Marc Daly Took Kenya Moore To See Anita Baker at The Fox Theater in Atlanta Mother’s Day Weekend!
This was Kenya Moore’s first Mother’s Day since she will become a mom. LOL!  I’m guessing she had a great Mother’s Day, judging by her Instagram posts. Check it out for yourselves:

‘What an amazing night!!!. Hubby took me to see #AnitaBaker who is my all time favorite from #detroit I remember selling her a sweater when I was a teenager working in a department store.
She’s still beautiful, and her voice is as sweet as ever. ❤ What an amazing concert. First time seeing her live. #blessings #thankyou #love #family #firstmothersday #kenyamoore,’ Kenya captioned her post.


‘@thekenyamoore dear beloved, I rocked with you as a fan since day 1. I’m so happy where you are in life in this moment! I wish you nothing but joy, peace, prosperity, love & new life upon you for many days to come! Enjoy your bliss because you truly deserve it! AsΓ© beautiful one! May all good things fall upon you for all of your days! ❤’ another follower gushed over Kenya and wished her all the best.

‘Anita Baker was always my favorite growing up. I saw her twice in concert, and it was the audience who sang, while she gave shout-outs. I told myself never again. Still love her though’ a commenter said.

Well girl next time hold the phone up at Anita’s Head and not her Mid drift…LOL!

#Empire: Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins Thanks to ‘Empire’
Fox won the Wednesday ratings derby, Empire leading the network to a 1.4 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. CBS and NBC tied for second at 1.0/4.
Empire lost 6% for a 1.6, then Star rated a flat 1.2.

On CBS, Survivor rated a 1.5, then SEAL Team a 0.9 and Code Black a 0.7, all three shows flat with last week.
For NBC, The Blacklist fell 13% to a 0.7, then Law & Order: SVU lost 8% for a 1.1 and Chicago P.D. was a level 1.2.

ABC rated a 0.9/4. The Goldbergs did a flat 1.2 and Alex, Inc. decreased 13% to 0.7. Modern Family scored a flat 1.3 and American Housewife went up 22% to 1.1. Designated Survivor slid 17% to 0.5.

Telemundo did a 0.5/2 and Univision a 0.4/2.
The CW was good for a 0.3/1, with Riverdale at a flat 0.4 and The Originals decreasing 25% to 0.3.

#MusicNews: XSCAPE Will Be Honored at the 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards June 21
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 31st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Los Angeles. ASCAP will honor the popular 90s R&B group Xscape with the ASCAP Golden Note Awardduring this year's ceremony, and members Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott will be on hand to accept. The event will also honor ASCAP songwriter and publisher members with awards for the most performed ASCAP songs of the past year on the R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

The ASCAP Golden Note Award is one of the most prestigious honors ASCAP bestows upon songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Previous recipients include: Usher, Lauryn Hill, Ne-Yo, Mary Mary, A Tribe Called Quest, Alicia Keys, New Edition, Lionel Richie, Jermaine Dupri, LL Cool J, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jay-Z and many more.

"Xscape knocked us all out in the 90s with their powerful vocal harmonies on singles like 'Just Kickin' It,' and 'Understanding,' and surprised absolutely no one as they went on to become one of the most prolific female R&B groups of all time," said ASCAP President Paul Williams. "Decades later, all four members have gone on to individual success in music and on screen, and we are thrilled to recognize their achievements with the ASCAP Golden Note Award."

Hailing from College Park, GA, sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, and Tameka "Tiny" Harris, joined forces when they met at a performing arts high school. The R&B quartet was discovered in Atlanta by Jermaine Dupri, who signed them to his up-and-coming label, So So Def.

Xscape changed the face of R&B. Their powerful vocals created an incomparable sound, and their infectious ballads appealed to a wide audience. Their debut album, Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha (1993) went platinum and launched two top 10 singles, "Just Kickin' It", and "Understanding", which both became platinum number-one hits.

Last year, Xscape celebrated their 25th anniversary and reunited for the rerelease of their debut album, a docu-series on Bravo capturing their journey toward a momentous group performance in almost 2 decades, an electrifying tour, and an upcoming provocative film that will reveal their untold story from teens in College Park to industry

#HipHopNews: Lil Wayne Apologizes For Missing Rolling Loud Performance
Lil Wayne has apologized for disappointing fans who came to see his headlining set at Rolling Loud on Sunday night (May 13).
He was expected to perform as one of the three headliners for the festival but fans were instead met with the following message:
The festival also released a statement on Wayne’s absence:

Last night, Lil Wayne fell unexpectedly ill ahead of his set time and had to cancel his appearance at Rolling Loud Miami. We apologize to the fans and hope that some of the special guest appearances throughout the weekend, such as Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Diddy, A$AP Rocky, hometown hero DJ Khaled, the Waffle House Hero, and the two baristas fired by Duke made for an enjoyable experience. We have a longstanding and healthy partnership with Lil Wayne and his team, and look forward to continuing to work with him and having him on a Rolling Loud stage in the near future.

Man accused of breaking into Rihanna’s home charged with stalking, burglary
LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna‘s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, burglary and vandalism, and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
He appeared in court Monday and pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
Leon is accused of climbing over a fence and breaking into the house on May 9.

Authorities say Rihanna’s assistant found him and called police.

Adidas Under Investigation Following Accident At Kanye West's Office
CALABASAS, CA – An employee working on Yeezy shoes at Kanye West’s Calabasas office was badly injured when a 3D printer fell onto his foot during an accident in late March. According to TMZ, the injury from the massive 3D printer was so intense the employee had to be airlifted to the hospital.

As a result of the workplace accident, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) is now investigating West’s office to see if there are any violations. They specifically want to determine if any workplace violations contributed to the gruesome accident.

Adidas is facing fines of up to $129,000 per violation, and the man injured has reportedly enlisted the help of a lawyer. Although details on his condition have been kept under wraps, TMZ reports his foot may have been amputated as a result of the accident.

Pharrell Buys Tyler Perry’s L.A Massive Home
Pharrell‘s gotta be pretty happy about his recent property acquisition because he now has an amazing view of Los Angeles after buying Tyler Perry‘s mansion.

Sources close to the deal tell us the “Yellow Light” singer just purchased the Mulholland Drive estate from Perry for $15.6 million.  According to records, the deal closed on May 11.

Perry bought the home in 2017 for $14.5 million and tried to flip it.  He originally had it listed for just under $17 million but settled with the music producer on collecting a million in profit.
The 17,000 sq ft property is perfect for a Grammy winning artist complete with 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling glass-lined walls with exposed steel beams.  It also features a Koi pond and stream that flows throughout the entire estate, a resort-style pool with rock sculpture, slide and grotto.  There’s also a lighted tennis court and outdoor dining terrace.

Cannes: Spike Lee is BACK! His news Film 'BlacKkKlansman' Draws a 10-Minute Ovation!
The evening was poised to be dramatic if not redemptive given that Lee was famously overlooked for the Palme d'Or in 1989 for 'Do the Right Thing.'
In his long-awaited return to the Croisette, Spike Lee drew a 10-minute ovation at the world premiere of his latest film, BlacKkKlansman.

The evening was poised to be dramatic if not redemptive given that Lee was famously overlooked for the Palme d'Or in 1989 for Do the Right Thing. The prize was awarded that year to Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape. Over the ensuing years, Lee has made no secret of his disappointment with that year's jury president, Wim Wenders, whose film Pope Francis: A Man of His Word made a rousing debut at Cannes on Sunday night. Both BlacKkKlansman and Pope Francis will be released by Focus Features, the former on Aug. 10, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville riots.
The audience broke out in applause a half-dozen times during the screening, followed by four minutes of applause during the credits and a six-minute standing ovation. Afterward, director Christopher Nolan, who was at the premiere, was spotted giving Lee a hug.

Watch the trailer HERE

BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington, Adam Driver and Topher Grace were on hand for the premiere, which had not been seen in its entirety by anyone other than Lee before Cannes. The film's last sequence was one of the most emotional finales to hit Cannes in recent memory, splicing in real footage from the events in Charlottesville.

Right before the film premiered, Lee didn't give an opening statement but called out to those in the balcony: "Brooklyn in the house!" He arrived at the Palais wearing two knuckle rings, one of which read "love" and the other "hate," along with a pair of Nike shoes — one white, one back — that featured the name of the film on the side of each.

BlacKkKlansman, which centers on a black police officer (Washington) who infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, marks Lee's sixth time in Cannes' official lineup. He also screened She's Gotta Have It and Jungle Fever in competition, Girl 6 out of competition and Summer of Sam in Directors Fortnight.

Also on hand were castmembers Jasper Paakkonen, Laura Harrier, Corey Hawkins and Damaris Lewis; Focus CEO Peter Kujawski; Jane Fonda; Benicio Del Toro; Chris Tucker; jury members including Cate Blanchett and Kristen Stewart; Alexandre Desplat; Agnes Varda; Michelle Rodriguez; Naomi Campbell; Nicole Scherzinger; Petra Nemcova; Alexa Ray Joel; Alessandra Ambrosio; and Bella Hadid.

Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Takes the Blame for Dad's Paparazzi Scandal
This week Meghan Markle's father backed out of her wedding to Prince Harry after he was busted staging paparazzi photos ahead of his trip to London
Now Meg's estranged half-sister is taking the blame...
Samantha Markle, who has written a tell-all book about Meghan called “The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister. Tweets the staged photos were all her idea.

Wendy Williams Calls Taylor Swift, One of The ‘Meanest’ Of The Mean Girls
Talk show host Wendy Williams thinks it is time for Taylor Swift to “move on” from her feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. During the opening night of her Reputation stadium tour, Williams said that Swift’s behavior is all an act and she is really the “meanest” of the mean girls.

“For all the sweetie pie, peaches and cream reputation that she tries to have, she’s like one of the meanest girls in the music business, OK!” Williams said, adding that “the controversy is selling. But, I don’t care about any of it. Move on!”

But Williams didn’t move on, and instead, she kept up her criticism by saying Swift is one of those girls you like from afar, but you don’t want her to be your friend. However, she admitted – while laughing –  that she was a Swiftie and she likes her long legs and personality.

A Petition to Get Chris Brown’s Record Label to Drop Him Nears 52K Supporters!
A petition to get Chris Brown’s label to release him from his contract is nearing its goal amid a lawsuit filed by a woman claiming to have been raped at the singer’s home.

The Care2 petition, initially created in March, was started in response to Brown being photographed seemingly choking a woman in Miami. The request noted that his response to the situation “was unapologetic and he continues to show no remorse for his actions” after he posted on Instagram that “there is no need to even defend me on the matter.”
But upon news that a woman was given drugs and raped by one of Brown’s friends at a party at his home in 2017, the petition has updated to include that information.

“Chris Brown was involved in another abusive episode. A woman has sued Chris Brown after being raped at his home,” the Friday, May 11 update said. “She was given drugs, had her phone taken away, and then assaulted by guests at Chris Brown’s home while he was there. We need to keep demanding this man is dropped from his record label. He doesn’t deserve professional success.”

So far, the petition has 52,000 signatures and is soon closing in on its goal of 55,000 supporters. Once it does, it’ll be presented to RCA CEO Peter Edge.

Yet despite the many signees backing it, Team Breezy is not in favor.

“I SWEAR IF RCA RECORDS DROP MY BABY BREEZY YA GONNA BE TIGHT wishing ya never done that cause [another] label would be quick to sign him,” one fan said. “So what ya 49,000 signatures petition to drop @chrisbrown compare to all the records he [sells], all the people he makes happy. Let him [breathe]!”

“This petition to get RCA to drop @chrisbrown is DISGUSTING,” another Brown supporter said.

“Petition all you want. Chris Brown was signed as a recording artist, not a role model,” someone else said. “RCA is not going to drop him because he sells records REGARDLESS of his character. And EVEN if they did he has enough money to produce his own music.”

Kevin Hart in Talks to Star in ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ Remake
Kevin Hart is in talks to star in Warner Bros. and Overbrook Entertainment’s remake of 1974’s “Uptown Saturday Night,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Sidney Poitier directed the original comedy and also starred in it alongside Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte and Calvin Lockhart. (With Richard Pryor in a supporting role.) The film followed two friends as they barely navigate the criminal underworld in order to retrieve a winning lottery ticket stolen during a robbery.

Will Smith and his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter are producing the remake, while “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris is penning the most recent draft of the script

The Real Housewives of Dallas Season 3 Secrets Revealed! Get All the Details On the New Cast Member!
The cast of The Real Housewives of Dallas is in the midst of production on season three and according to a new report, fans can expect a ton of drama on the upcoming season!

While Bravo TV has not yet made any official announcements in regard to the upcoming season of the Texas-based franchise, fans can reportedly expect to see LeeAnne Locken, Brandi Redmond, Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, D’Andra Simmons, and Kameron Westcott joined by at least one new cast member when the show returns.

On May 12, Good Tea Time adds that D’Andra’s friend Jennifer Gaydos-Hartman would likely be added to the show in a part-time for season three. In recent months, Jennifer has shared a number of photos of herself with the Real Housewives of Dallas cast, including an image from LeAnn Locken’s recent fashion event in Texas.
Jennifer owns and operates Gianella Swimwear and is mom to three children, two sons and a daughter.

While Jennifer was married, she appears to be either separated or divorced at this point. On social media, the potential new cast member of The Real Housewives of Dallas often includes the hash tag #coparenting when sharing family photos of her children’s father.
The Real Housewives of Dallas season three is expected to premiere sometime in late July or early August.

Pauley Perrette Reveals ‘Multiple Physical Assaults’ After ‘NCIS’ Exit
“It’s horrifying. I left.”

Pauley Perrette’s emotional farewell from “NCIS” took a dark turn when the actress posted a series of tweets alleging she had been victimized by “multiple physical assaults.”

“He did it,” she wrote without naming anyone. Perrette, who played goth forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the show for 15 seasons, did not mention “NCIS” specifically in relation to the assaults, but did write of the need to “protect my crew, jobs and so many people. But at what cost?”
In her last tweet on the matter Sunday, she said: “I’ve been supporting ant-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it’s school or work, that you’re required to go to? It’s horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults. I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.”

Perrette, whose final episode aired on CBS last week after her announced departure in October, pointed to false tabloid articles and a “powerful publicity machine” attempting to silence her.

Neither a rep for Perrette nor CBS immediately responded to requests for comment.

Perrette previously said she was victimized by other violent incidents, but described them in more direct fashion. In 2015, she wrote about being attacked by a homeless man who punched her and threatened to kill her. She called the experience “life-changing.” Last fall, she said she was raped in high school by a football player.

Being raped, she said, led to “abusive relationships” and “allowing myself to be bullied by a powerful man for way too long in a work environment until I finally said enough and took no more words from anyone, including myself that being complacent was ‘good behavior.’”

Aziz Ansari returns to stand-up after sex misconduct allegations
Aziz Ansari is doing stand-up again.

The award-wining actor and comedian performed multiple sets in NYC this past week — marking the first time he’s taken the stage since being hit with sexual misconduct allegations back in January.
Ansari appeared at The Comedy Cellar in Manhattan from Wednesday to Sunday, according to Brooklyn Vegan.
While he wasn’t advertised, the 35-year-old performed during the club’s Mother’s Day show and did several other surprise sets. He reportedly covered a wide range of topics — including millennials, Starbucks and racism.

It’s unclear if his sexual misconduct allegations ever came up. The accusations against Ansari surfaced back in January after an anonymous 23-year-old woman came forward and gave a firsthand account to Babe.net of what allegedly happened

She claimed the “Master of None’’ star ignored numerous “cues” indicating  she “wasn’t interested” in him following a date they had — and then proceeded to take her clothes off anyway to engage in oral sex.
The woman said Ansari also shoved his fingers down her throat repeatedly, while simultaneously touching her genitals.

“The move he kept doing was taking his two fingers in a V-shape and putting them in my mouth,” the woman claimed, dubbing it “the claw.”
Ansari has denied the allegations, saying: “We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual.”

The alleged victim said she chose to come forward after spotting Ansari at the Golden Globes with a “Time’s Up” pin, which she thought was hypocritical.

“His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy” – Yaaa I think I figured out at least why his palms are sweaty.

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