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The Daily Buzz For May 18 ☕πŸ“°☕


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#RHoA: Is Kenya Showing her Baby Bump?
Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly, may be getting ready to welcome a little one into their lives, but that doesn't mean The Real Housewives of Atlanta couple doesn't still make time for date nights.

Kenya and her "bae" recently hit up Topgolf for some nighttime golfing. She proved that her pregnancy style is on point with a chic ensemble of a long sleeve white top and white pants. Kenya added a pop of color with her red sneakers. Marc also kept it cool and casual in a T-shirt, shorts, and a baseball cap worn backwards. The RHOA couple can be seen cuddling up in the below photo Kenya posted on Instagram Tuesday.
According to some this is the first of Kenya showing her baby bump. Look closely and do you think that’s a baby bump?

Anyway as Kenya and Marc get ready to welcome their bundle of joy in late 2018, they will also soon be hitting another major milestone. The RHOA couple will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on June 10.


#Empire: Will Andre betray the EMPIRE?
This week’s episode begins with the Empire board chastising the “negligent and aggressive” behavior of the “current Lyon leadership” and reinstating Eddie as executive consultant. Needless to say, Lucious isn’t happy about it.

Andre shows up to play the role of exposition, reminding his father (and us) that Eddie just wants to convince the board to sell Empire to Kelly Patel. Cookie tries to convince Lucious that they need to buy the company back from the board and go private. Lucious says it was his “dream” to have the company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, but (thanks to flashbacks of all the touching moments where Cookie has supported his vision) ultimately he agrees that it’s the right move.

Lucious and Cookie prepare to head out to meet with mogul Sam Gold in hopes that he’ll help fund their campaign to buy back Empire, but before they can get out of the office, Eddie and Anika reveal that they’ve just come from Sam’s office and that he won’t be coming to their rescue.

Not to be deterred, the Lyons start calling all their famous friends (Oprah, the Obamas) and feel they’ve got the money needed to buy all of Empire’s shares…that is, until Thirsty turns on the TV and they see the price of their company’s shares skyrocketing right out of their price range. They suspect that Kelly Patel is behind the rise in prices. They need to figure out what Kelly’s price is — and Andre is sure he can convince Eddie that he wants to betray his family and get into his inner circle.

Anika doesn’t believe Andre’s claim of betrayal, but Eddie is open to hearing him out. Andre offers to hold a press conference and openly declare his allegiance to Eddie, which comes to fruition. Standing next to Kelly and Eddie, Andre announces the plans to sell Empire to Kelly.

The press conference works, and even Anika seems to believe they can trust Andre. They make plans to go out and celebrate, but not before Andre sneaks some photos of the plans and send them to his father. Now that they know what Kelly is willing to pay for Empire, Cookie suggests they throw a party and crowdsource the funds they need.

Giselle tries to convince Eddie that he shouldn’t trust Andre — or Anika for that matter — “she’s got duplicitous b—- written all over her fake boobs.” She tells Eddie they need an “ace up their sleeve.” He tells her he has a plan. Then the kiss. Boom.

Blake decides to confront his father mid-talk show interview. He claims that he didn’t want to take the photo that was leaked but his dad told him it would make him believe he was actually his son. Blake says he was taken to a racist rally the next day and was so disgusted that he went back to him mom’s and hadn’t seen his dad in the 15 years since then. It all devolves into a Jerry Spinger-esque brawl, which Lucious thinks will go viral. That makes him the perfect artist to invite back into the fold and to their fundraiser.

Lucious also wants Jamal’s secret band to perform. That’s right, he’s known all along it was them who released that track. Jamal refuses the offer. He wants to make music without worrying about sales.

Blake and Hakeem perform at the party and Tiana shows up to see what kind of “low rent” event they are throwing that will embarrass the company, but her smirk turns to a smile when she thinks Hakeem is going to bring her out on stage as his “baby.” But nope. He’s actually introducing Haven. “You don’t want to pick up your face?” Becky calls out to Tiana as the singer runs out of the event. To throw salt on the would, Haven sings Tiana’s part in “Big Shoes” with Hakeem on stage!

Back at the office, Eddie tells Andre that he knows Andre has been trying to play them. He knows Andre shared the numbers he saw with his parents. But instead of kicking him out, Eddie and Kelly embrace Andre and offer him the chance to become Kelly’s company’s CFO…if he’ll help shut down the “rent party.”

It’s a dream opportunity for Andre, and it throws him into a crisis of conscience. He ends up getting a techie to take a long break and he shuts the server down. Lucious is piiiiiissed, but Andre reveals that he took down the server so it would seem like he was going along with Eddie’s plan. What he actually did was take the server down for 15 minutes and he lifted the paywall so the event could be shared with the entire world…not really following how this is supposed to help them, but okay. Cookie goes out on stage and tells the audience that when the show continues, they are going to give them something that will “shock the world.” Backstage, they aren’t sure what that surprise is actually going to be — but Jamal shows up and agrees to debut his band at the event. His bandmates aren’t thrilled, but they agree to show up to support him.

As Lucious and Cookie introduce Anonymous, they give a rousing speech about the power of family and how they hope Empire inspires those around the world to pursue their dreams. (The speech is heard by a mom in her kitchen, a doctor at work in a hospital, and even an inmate who has a TV in her cell!)

Kelly is pissed that they paywall is back up and tells Eddie that he’s through with him if he can’t solve the problem. And, after Anonymous’ performance, the Lyons have raised over $75 million — more than enough to buy the company back.

Backstage, Haven reveals she’s headed back to Los Angeles to rekindle her relationship with her ex. Hakeem is sad but she tells him to hit her up if he ever actually gets over Tiana. That kinda came out of nowhere.

At the mansion, Lucious and Cookie are giving each other praise — and a little toungue, as the camera pans up and the sexytime music plays. The next morning, Giselle and Eddie show up during breakfast to reveal that they got Lucious’ goons to talk and reveal that Lucious killed Shyne. They have Lucious’ bloody scarf and threaten to take it to the police if the Lyons don’t rescind their bid for the company.

Cut to black! Ugh. Damn you Eddie!


#MusicNews: Miguel Confirms He Is Working On Spanish Album
Last year, Miguel traveled to Mexico where he connected with his families roots, including visiting the radio station where his Grandmother used to sing. After receiving an Oscar nomination for his song “Remember Me” from the movie Coco, the R&B maverick will follow his heritage with a Spanish language album.

The Mexican-American singer confirmed the news during an interview with “The Cruz Show” at Power 106’s annual PowerHouse concert.
He previously told Latina Magazine that acting in Ben Affleck’s American crime drama Live by Night inspired him to make the project. “Writing songs in Spanish is one of the things I started exploring after working on this film,” he said. “I look forward to working on more music in Spanish. It sounds ambitious, but I’m looking to release an album in Spanish later on this year. If nothing else, at least releasing a single or two in Spanish. Hopefully, you guys stay tuned to that.”

This year, he dropped a Spanish version of his hit “Sky Walker” and joined N.O.R.E., Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, and J Alvarez on the bilingual “Uno MΓ‘s (Remix).”

Miguel is coming off the release of his latest album War & Leisure, which debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.


#HipHopNews: Nicki Minaj Relocates Strip Club Appearance Due To "Overwhelming" Ticket Sales
Nicki Minaj stans who were hoping to get a glimpse of their idol after her Saturday Night Live performance in New York City aren’t going to see her in the strip club.
The promoter for the party told The Blast that the “Barbie Tingz” rapper was originally supposed to host an SNL after-party at the legendary Scores strip club in the Chelsea district, but when the ticket sales became “overwhelming,” the party was moved over to the Highline Ballroom, an upscale live-music venue on the border of the Chelsea district and the West Village.

In contrast to Scores, which only has a capacity of a few hundred people, the Highline Ballroom can hold up to 700 people.

And even though fans are hopeful she’ll use the Highline Ballroom opportunity to get on stage and perform a few songs, she’s not contractually obligated to do so. She’ll be hosting the party, while DJ Clue and DJ Reach provide the tunes.
Tickets for the event are available now, and their prices start at $40 for women and $60 for men. The table next to Minaj costs $20,100 per ticket.

Anyone who purchased a ticket for the Scores event will have their ticket honored by the Highline Ballroom


#BABYNEWS: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Welcome Baby No. 2
Congratulations are in order for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend! 
The reigning queen of Twitter took to the platform to slyly tell fans that she and Legend had welcomed their second child, a baby boy. "Somebody's herrrrrre!" she wrote, adding the telling baby bottle emoji. 

The happy news also means that 2-year-old Luna Simone is now a big sister! The toddler has been preparing for the role for months, and even helped mom Chrissy announce her pregnancy back in November 2017. The model shared a video of her bare belly while Luna pointed and said “baby.”

Teigen is particularly pumped that her second child is a boy. “I’m so excited because Luna’s such a daddy’s girl, and they say that boys just love their mamas. I’m already kind of thinking about how I’m not going to like his girlfriend. I can’t believe it, it’s crazy,” she told the Today show in January.


MTV Suspends ‘Catfish’ Production, Investigating Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Host Nev Schulman
MTV has temporarily suspended production on “Catfish: The TV Show” amid sexual misconduct claims made against host Nev Schulman.
According to the The Daily Beast, MTV has haulted production to investigate unspecified misconduct claims involving Schulman, who also serves as the show’s executive producer.

“We take these allegations very seriously. We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson for MTV said in a statement to The Daily Beast.
“Catfish” is co-hosted by Schulman and Max Joseph. Schulman’s own online relationship chronicled in the 2010 documentary film, “Catfish,” spawned the investigative MTV series, which is now in its seventh season.

Update: Nev Schulman Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are Lies, Staff Backs Him Up. More on that HERE


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have Arrived For Royal Wedding Rehearsal
The Royal Wedding rehearsal is underway and the MVPs of the event have arrived!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are at Windsor Castle to prepare for their Saturday wedding, which will no doubt be the most covered ceremony of the year. On Thursday, the soon-to-be newlyweds were photographed arriving to their wedding location in a black Range Rover, as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton, who were spotted in a separate SUV.
Prince Harry waved to the hundreds that gathered outside the Long Walk, while Markle showed off her beaming smile. The couple will go over final preparations then sit down for tea with The Queen.


NBC Passes On ‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff ‘L.A.’S Finest’ Starring Gabrielle Union & Jessica Alba
NBC has opted to pass on the “L.A.’s Finest,” the Bad Boys spin-off series starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.

Via The Hollywood Reporter: Sources say talks between NBC and Sony TV broke down as part of the annual packaging negotiation between the network and studio which, this year, focused on Norman Lear’s “Guess Who Died,” “L.A.’s Finest” and bubble dramas “The Blacklist” and “Timeless.”
“L.A.’s Finest,” which saw Union reprise her role from the second Bad Boys feature film, was considered the biggest slam dunk of pilot season given its built in premise, star and producing team. Union also personally recruited Alba — who hadn’t done TV in years — to be her co-star. The drama landed at NBC with a sizable penalty and was among the network’s first pilot pickups.


President Trump Invites The Philadelphia Eagles To The White House…Will they Go?
Hopefully they won’t GO!

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially been invited to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win ... and now the question is -- who's gonna show up?

The folks at 1600 Penn. announced the invite Thursday afternoon, saying "President Trump looks forward to welcoming the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House on June 5th to celebrate their Super Bowl LII win.”
The Eagles seemed to accept the invite saying ... they're "working through the logistics of a trip to Washington DC, including a visit to the White House, on June 5th."

Here's the thing ... several prominent players have made it VERY clear they have no interest in meeting up with Trump ... including Torrey Smith, Chris Long, Malcolm Jenkins and Dannell Ellerbe.

FYI -- the last team to be so outspoken about Trump -- the Golden State Warriors -- had their White House invite pulled after Stephen Curry opposed the visit.

So, while the whole team might visit the nation's capital next month. I hope they don’t show up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


French Montana and Evelyn Lozada Split Up, Remain Friends
Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada and French Montana are no longer romantically involved, but sources tell us they are still friends.
The two hooked up late last year, and Evelyn even spent her birthday weekend with Montana at his L.A. home and were together over New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas.

We’re told things have recently cooled off, which we’re told is fine between the two because it wasn’t too serious of a relationship to begin with.
Sources close to the former couple tell us they remain friendly and there is absolutely no ill will between the two.

As of now, both stars remain single and ready to mingle.


Kyle Richards Is Not Invited to Paris Hilton’s Wedding Due to Feud With Sister Kathy Hilton
Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka are tying the knot at the end of this year but sadly, not all of her family will be present on her special day.

According to a new report, tensions remain high between Paris’ mother, Kathy Hilton, and her aunt, Kyle Richards, and because of the ongoing drama between them, Paris will reportedly be leaving the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star off the guest list.
“Kyle is going to miss her niece’s wedding,” a source told Life & Style magazine on May 16. “Kathy has resentment about Kyle’s upcoming TV show, American Woman, which is inspired by the life of their mom.”

During the reunion special for the RHOBH earlier this month, Kyle admitted that she and Kathy haven’t spoken to one another for six months and said her new series was a point of contention between them. As she explained to her co-stars, she believes that her sister has the wrong idea about the show, which premieres on Paramount Network next month, and hopes Kathy will have a change of heart once she sees the final product herself.

“I think she’s going to look and say, ‘I read the situation wrong,'” Kyle explained. “And then we’ll go from there.”

“I told her all the time. I said, ‘I’m not sharing your stories or Kim’s — these are my own stories.’ And not only that, it’s a fictionalized version of our life, and our mom being a single mom in the ’70s is the jumping-off point,” she continued.

While Kyle and Kathy are at odds at the moment due to her upcoming series, the show isn’t the only thing they’ve feuded over. In fact, the two women were involved in a years-long feud when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills began airing and during one particular episode, it was revealed that Kyle’s husband, Mauricio Umansky, may have prompted the family feud by leaving Kathy’s husband Rick’s real estate firm, Hilton and Hyland, to start his own competing brokerage, The Agency.


J. Cole says he Felt Used by Kanye West
Last month Kanye West publicized text messages from fellow musicians after he declared his love for Donald Trump and said African Americans chose to be slaves 
J. Cole, one of the musicians who called Kanye, says he felt used after Yeezy tweeted about their conversation...

Cole tells Angie Martinez,
“He called me, but I would have never posted that or, like, tell him to post that. That made me feel a certain type of way. I told him that. He apologized, for the record. I told him that it felt like you just used my name in that very quick conversation for social media and to keep your thing going, whatever you were doing. It just felt like it wasn’t sincere because of that.”
“He said, right off the rip, ‘Man, I need you to hold me accountable. Keep me in check. Say whatever you gotta say. I need that. I feed off that. Are you sure? Because I see this a certain way.’ Actually, on the phone, I was concerned for him. That’s the real truth. I was wondering like, ‘Yo, am I supposed to be helping this dude?’ When you empower a demographic of people whose whole intent is to suppress and oppress people, I can’t rock with that.” 
“You’re not freethinking when your ego is pulling the strings.”


Was Whitney Really MOLESTED by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick Sister of Dionne?
The new documentary Whitney just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and it contains an explosive revelation about the late singing superstar Whitney Houston: According to one of her closest friends, Houston said that she was molested at a young age by Dee Dee Warwick, Houston’s cousin and the sister of Dionne Warwick.

For most of the documentary’s running time, director Kevin Macdonald brings Houston’s sadly curtailed life to the screen in a manner reminiscent of Amy, Asif Kapadia’s 2015 documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse: It begins with the beautiful voice and the career full of promise, and then come the drugs, the bad-influence husband, the grifting family members, and finally the tragic death. Macdonald has considerably more access to Houston’s family and friends than other documentarians have had, but some topics are clearly still difficult for them to discuss: While on camera, ex-husband Bobby Brown refuses to talk about Houston’s late-in-life drug problems, and though the singer’s friends confirm that she was romantically involved with her assistant Robyn Crawford, Houston’s family members so loathe Crawford that they only will call her an evil opportunist.

The biggest bombshell comes near the end, as Macdonald digs into whether Houston may have been carrying around childhood trauma that affected the course of her troubled life. The early years were not easy ones for Houston, since her mother, the singer Cissy Houston, was often touring on the road and would leave Houston and her siblings with other families when she was away. Houston’s brother Gary tells Macdonald that during those frequent stays, a female family member molested him from the ages of 7 to 9.

And then Houston’s longtime assistant Mary Jones, one of the singer’s most trusted confidantes, says that Houston was molested, too. What’s more, she said Houston named Warwick as the perpetrator. “She used to say, ‘I wonder if I did something to make her think I wanted her,’” recalls Jones. “I said, ‘Stop. A predator is a predator.’”

Warwick, who was 18 years older than Houston, died in 2008.

According to Jones, the molestation had a profound and lingering affect on Houston’s life. “It made her question her sexual preference,” says Jones, who suspects that by marrying Brown and becoming a mother, Houston was trying in vain to emulate a more conventional life.

“I think she was trying to find herself,” says Jones. But in 2012, Houston died in a bathtub after struggling for years with substance abuse. At the time of her death, Houston had still not told her mother about what had happened to her as a child. “If you can’t know who you are,” says Jones, “then nothing’s gonna save you.”


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