Tracee Ellis Ross for Vanity Fair Awards Edition 2018
#RHoA: NeNe Leakes criticized for lack of variety and she being the only model in clothing store
NeNe Leakes has launched her own clothing store in Atlanta based on the exposure she experienced after starring on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Like her co-star, Kandi Burruss, NeNe felt it was time to launch her clothing store in the city. She opened Swagg in Atlanta, and she’s been using her Instagram profile to promote the new items she’s getting for her customers. However, it sounds like some followers are growing tired of seeing NeNe promote the clothing.
Her strategy is to pose for photos in the clothing, so fans can see the clothing on the body. While this is a good strategy, it’s also limiting as NeNe has a certain body type. Despite getting some criticism from The Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers, it sounds like Leakes is trying to use a model to market her store.
On Twitter, NeNe Leakes told a follower to pay attention, as she’s been using a model to promote her clothing. This model is a different body type and has a different figure, so it makes sense that she’s trying to promote the clothing differently.
NeNe is probably happy busy working on her business now that the Bravo producers are gearing up for another season. She’s probably happy that Kim Zolciak isn’t returning to the show.
What do you think of NeNe Leakes’ tweet, where she’s telling fans to pay attention to her Instagram? Do you think it’s working that she’s wearing the clothing herself.
Are you ready to see Jussie Smollet perform at The BET Experience?
Set those DVR’s and TV screens as our own Empire’s Jussie Smollet will be performing at the BET experience this year on June 21 & 22nd. In the meantime while we wait for Jamal Lyon to return back to the Empire later this year. Check out his single ‘Catch Your Eye’ with Swizz Beats HERE
#NewMusic from Ne-Yo Stream his New Album ‘Good Man’
Ne-Yo‘s has released his seventh studio album, Good Man, which hit digital music stores and streaming Jun. 8.
Stream Ne-Yo’s Good Man HERE
Ne-Yo worked with an extensive cast of co-writers and producers on the album including Stargate, The Stereotypes, DJ Camper, Maejor, Cirkut, Made in China, and more. In addition to Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don, the album includes collaborations with Romeo Santos, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Eric Bellinger, Candice Boyd & Sam Hook.
#HipHopNews: Pusha-T Squashes Beef With Drake: ‘It’s All Over’
Pusha-T may have promised a “surgical summer,” but it looks like his feud with Drake is already over.
In an interview with Vanity Fair this week, the G.O.O.D. Music president declared their beef dead. “I mean, you know. These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over,” he told the magazine. “It’s all over with. I mean, listen: I’m ready to be back to the music for real. Just feeding my base, that’s it. That’s the most important thing to me at all times.”
When asked what was gained from the rivalry, he admits that he’s unsure. “I don’t even know. I don’t know what was lost or what was gained,” explained Push.
He also acknowledged Drake’s track record as a hitmaker, but maintains they’re in different lanes. “I feel like at the end of the day, I know that I never want to make a Drake record,” he added. “I know that I never want to make a Kanye West record. Really, to be honest with you.”
Drake has reportedly recorded a response to Pusha-T’s “The Story of Adidon,” but J Prince said he intervened and told him not to release it. “I saw it going in a place that I feel would have ended his career if Drake would have put out the song that he had on him,” the Rap-A-Lot Records CEO told “Sway in the Morning.” “And definitely would have hurt families. We not in it for that. That’s not Drake’s character. We not in business to tear our brother, fellow man down to that extent.”
Goldbergs and Modern Family Actor Jackson Odell, 20, Found Dead at California Home
Jackson Odell has died at the age of 20. The musician and actor, best known for his role as Ari Caldwell on ABC’s The Goldbergs from 2013 to 2015, was found unresponsive at his Tarzana, California, residence on Friday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed. to press His cause of death is pending an autopsy.
“The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell, on Friday,” his family in a statement posted to his Twitter page. “He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul. He had so much more to share. Our family will always carry that truth forward. Our wish is that the rest of the world who knew and loved him does as well.”
The family continued, “We are now going to try to make sense of our immeasurable loss privately. We will not be making anymore statements.”
Actress Ariel Winter mourned his loss on social media, writing about their time together on Modern Family.
“Devastated to hear about the passing of Jackson Odell,” she wrote. “I knew Jackson since we were 12 years old, and he even appeared in an episode of Modern Family. We didn’t talk much as we entered our high school years, but I’m glad I got to spend time with him before his end. Very hard for me to hear about anyone passing away, but someone so young really saddens me. Sending love to his family and friends.”
#NewCoupleAlert: Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Take Their 1st Trip Together!
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are really dating! They were spotted making their way through JFK in New York City on Friday, June 8! Although both rocked shades, otherwise they didn’t exactly ward away wandering eyes. So, it doesn’t look like they are attempting to hide this newfound romance! The TV star chose a pink top and slacks under a white jacket for their romantic getaway. Meanwhile, Nick opted for black jeans, a graphic tee and a denim jacket for the excursion.
This photo arrives just days after Nick seemingly confirmed their romance with a sweet comment on one of her photos. Priyanka posted a photo of herself and her friends enjoying burgers at In-N-Out, a beloved Southern California chain. In the photo, the Quantico star has a wide smile while attempting to pose for the camera — and it’s downright adorable! Nick seemed to take notice because he captioned the photo: “That smile,” along with a heart emoji. Awww!
As fans know, this relationship appears to be heating up quickly! Before flying out of town together, Nick and Priyanka were spied enjoying a lovey dovey date night at Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood on May 31! “Nick and Priyanka sat in a corner booth, and shared the chocolate bread pudding and a plate of fresh baked cookies,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Nick was really attentive to Priyanka. He hardly took his eyes off her all night, and they were deep in conversation the whole time.”
“They make a super cute couple!”
Maury Invites Drake On Show To Take Paternity Test
Pusha-T may have exposed Drake as a father, and now Maury Povich wants to get to the bottom of it.
The talk show host has invited the “God’s Plan” rapper on his show to take a paternity test and prove if he really has a secret child. “I’m praying it happens,” Maury told TMZ while at LAX. “Drake, come on. New season starts next month. We’re ready.”
On his diss track “The Story of Adidon,” Pusha claimed Drake fathered a son with former porn star Sophie Brussaux. “A baby’s involved, it’s deeper than rap,” raps Pusha. “You are hiding a child, let that boy come home / Deadbeat motherfucker playing border patrol / Adonis is your son and he deserves more than an adidas press run / Love that baby, respect that girl / Forget she’s a porn star, let her be your world.”
Drake has known about the child, who reportedly shares his birthday, and is financially supporting him and his baby mama
Beyonce Shares X-Rated Photo Wearing a Thong With Jay-Z for On The Run II Tour promotion!
Beyonce and Jay-Z take things up a notch to generate attention for their On The Run II tour.
The pictures, which appear to be from the power couple’s On The Run II tour book, show the pair under the covers and even cradling one another in a semi-fetal position.
#POLITICS: John McCain to The G7 members: Americans Stand With You Even If Trump Doesn’t
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stepped up on Twitter to reassure members of the Group of Seven that U.S. citizens are still their allies even if President Donald Trump no longer appears to be.
McCain tweeted on behalf of the nation after a tense G7 summit in Quebec that left Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sniping at one another. Trump even threatened to withhold endorsement of a joint G7 statement on the meeting.
While Trump initially tweeted about the “great meetings and relationships” in Quebec after he left the summit early, Trudeau later vowed at the meeting that Canadians “will not be pushed around” in a trade face-off with the United States. He said that Canada is “absolutely” ready to impose retaliatory tariffs after Trump last week initiated a 10 percent aluminum and 25 percent steel tariff on imports from Mexico, Canada and the European Union.
Trump fired back that he was surprised by the prime minister’s comments because he seemed so “meek and mild” at the summit. He also called him “very dishonest,” but failed to explain what he meant.
At the summit, Trump complained that allies were treating America “like a piggy bank” and he vowed to stick by his tariffs. But he then suddenly suggested instead that the countries consider dropping all tariffs.
The Real reason Why Budweiser Backed Out Of Jay-Z's 'Made In America' Music Fest
When Philadelphia hosts the annual Made In America music festival Labor Day weekend curated by Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj will be on hand. And so will Post Malone, Meek Mill, Diplo, Zedd and roughly five dozen other acts. But the beer brand that helped get the 7-year old annual event off the ground won't be there.
Budweiser—which used to spend millions of dollars staging and promoting the fest—opted not come back this year as it sets its sights on other music priorities, like country music-themed events held at its own breweries, and music partnerships with the NBA. Jay-Z's Roc Nation, which produces Made in America, announced the full lineup this week, along with a sponsor lineup that includes Abercrombie & Fitch, Citi, Puma and American Airlines. (Citi is the only returning sponsor.)
Sponsors enter and leave music events all the time. So what's the big deal about Bud not coming back? In this case, it's significant because the brew once dedicated a major portion of its all-important summer marketing calendar to the festival, seeing it as a way to reach younger, more diverse drinkers. Also, Bud's music moves are worth watching because Anheuser-Busch InBev spends more money than any other marketer sponsoring music tours, festivals and venues. The brewer accounted for 51 percent of the $1.54 billion shelled out last year in North America, according to according to sponsorship consultancy ESP-IEG. (Uber came in second at 21 percent.)
Budweiser VP Ricardo Marques offers this explanation for the decision to walk away from Made in America: "We are realizing that music is being consumed in many different ways today and we want to keep up with trends and how consumers are behaving today." That includes investing more in country music. According to the brewer's research, fans at country music events spend more on beer than at similarly sized events featuring other genres, Marques says.
"As Budweiser's contract expired in 2018, Roc Nation and Budweiser are proud of the countless music moments created for hundreds of thousands of fans," a Roc Nation spokeswoman said in a statement to Ad Age. "Roc Nation and Budweiser are confident the event will continue to make cultural history for many years to come."
Eddie Murphy Playing ‘Dolemite’ Star Rudy Ray Moore In Netflix Pic
Eddie Murphy is about to return to the screen for the first time in awhile. He’s starring in Dolemite Is My Name, a Netflix film which begins production June 12 about the life of Rudy Ray Moore, the star of the blaxploitation Dolemite films. Hustle and Flow‘s Craig Brewer is directing a script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, the writing team behind such quirky biographical films as Big Eyes, Ed Wood and The People Vs. Larry Flynt. John Davis and John Fox are producing with Murphy, who has been eager to play this role for a decade.
Moore worked in a Hollywood record store in 1970 when he began hearing obscene stories of pimp and hustler named Dolemite. He started a club act where he became Dolemite. He then began generating records that mixed humor and a ghetto fantasy character, burnishing the legend. While too racy to be put on display in record stores, the records became a big inner city underground hit. The proceeds allowed Moore to finance the 1975 film Dolemite, which he starred in as a kung fu-capable pimp ghetto hero who stuck it to The Man. Moore followed with three sequels. He continues to be an influence for the likes of hip hop entrepreneur Snoop Dogg, and he had something of a comeback starring alongside the hip hop group Insane Clown Posse in Big Money Hustlas in 2000.
Ashley Jacobs Allegedly Outed As Escort On Southern Charm Season Finale
We all saw a sneak peek of Southern Charm's season five finale in the premiere episode where Kathryn Dennis was fighting with Ashley Jacobs outside an event but now we have some tea on why it happened.
In the trailer you can also see Jennifer ask Austen “did you just call her a hooker?” which is a reference to someone asking Thomas Ravenel if his new girlfriend is an escort during the finale party.
Here's some background to those claims. On this week's Juicy Scoop podcast, Heather McDonald said she heard through the grape vine that Thomas and Ashley allegedly met through Landon Clements because she too was a call girl which is how she met Ashley and her first husband. After she introduced the pair, T-Rav then (allegedly) hired her to be his girlfriend on the upcoming season.
Doesn't that explain why he barely likes her and why she's thirsty to be on the show?
Ashley apparently has a history of dating wealthy older men in Santa Barbara and is a professional gold digger. Just look at her Instagram or Facebook and you'll see old photos of her on private jets and yachts, that a nurse definitely couldn't have paid for. Apparently she actually is a registered hospice nurse which is probably how she met her clients.
It gets juicier. After they began the show, Thomas apparently wanted to quit during filming but his new girlfriend threatened to expose their situation which is why he continued shooting and looked so fucking miserable all season.
This also supports Luzanne Otte's tea who claimed that Thomas broke up with Ashley to date her but after she dumped him for verbally abusing her, he then took the alleged escort back.
That's the tea about Ashley's past and it looks like it comes out in the finale and probably will be discussed at length at the reunion. Thomas isn't attending because of his sexual assault allegations but his girlfriend will apparently still go without him.
See pics from The ‘SUPERFLY’ Premiere In Atlanta Director X, Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell & Big Boi all attend!
SUPERFLY, Director X‘s highly anticipated remake of the 1972 blaxploitation crime-drama hits theaters on June 13.
On Thursday night, an exclusive black carpet screening of the film, starring Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Big Boi, Brian Durkin and Big Bank Black, was held at SCAD Show in Atlanta with a packed house of celebrities, tastemakers, influencers and media.
Dawn Halfkenny (“Saints & Sinners“), Reece Odum (“Saints & Sinners“), Tray Chaney (“Saints & Sinners“), Porsha Williams (“Real Housewives of Atlanta“), Shay Johnson (“Love & Hip Hop: Miami“), DJ Fadelf, and Ricco Barrino.
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