The Daily Buzz For July 19 ☕πŸ“°☕

Jenna Dewan Opens Up About Life After Split From Channing Tatum
Jenna Dewan has graced the cover of ELLE Australia’s Green Issue as part of a feature about veganism, feminism, and life after announcing her split from husband of eight years, Channing Tatum. 
Dewan and Tatum publicly announced their separation via a joint statement in April, earlier this year. Together they wrote “There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision – just two best-friends realising it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.”  

The actor, producer, TV host, and dancer has since been concentrating on their five-year-old daughter Everly and her production company Everheart – a business she founded to focus on women and empowerment in the industry.
Dewan revealed she had encountered sexism early on in her career when a choreographer she was an assistant to made inappropriate advances and when she rejected him, Dewan lost her job. She had been 16.
In the feature, due for release on Monday, Dewan also shared how she’s still trying to “figure out” how to co-parent with Tatum:
“Our main thing is keeping Everly as our top priority, so she is happy, she’s taken care of, she’s loved – we love her more than anything. I don’t think much has shifted in that sense.”

Moving on has undoubtedly been a process but Dewan said things now feel “freer, it’s lighter – I had to get comfortable living in the space of the unknown.” 
“Being a dancer, I’ve been trained to know if I do one plus two it equals three. I like to know what’s ahead of me, so I had to be OK with not knowing, but trusting that it’s all for my highest good, and the highest good of everyone involved.”
Dewan’s appearance in ELLE Australia coincides with the magazine’s #ELLETimeToAct campaign encouraging their audience to share and embrace everyday changes that can contribute to kinder and more sustainable life.
37-year-old Dewan has been a vegan since she was just 10-years-old after watching footage from a slaughterhouse. Veganism has always worked for Dewan and is a lifestyle and diet that has given her more energy.

She looks GORGEOUS.

#RHoA: Did you hear about the #Justice4Kenya Campaign to Help Get Her Back on RHOA
Kenya Moore fans are not pleased about news “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been fired from the show and they’re ready to fight to have her spot secured.

That information came after a production source said they, “look forward to welcoming new housewives and telling new authentic stories for season 11.”
In response to those claims, Moore fired off on Instagram and said, it’s all “fake news.”
“Do you really think Bravo would talk to a trashy blog like ‘radar online?’ When have you ever seen Bravo release cast info before the season starts on any cast member being fired or HIRED? πŸ€” N-E-V-E-R
“To the outlets that regurgitate their fake desperate stories: shame on you lazy MFs!
Unless you hear it from me, it’s fake news! Reviewing my latest offer now πŸ’…πŸΎ #teamtwirl #kenyamoore #rhoa.”

And despite an RHOA fan page saying Bravo hasn’t made any final decisions about casting, rumors continue to mount that Moore won’t be back on the show, with Page Six reporting she declined a part-time gig. And fans are building a campaign to get the pregnant star her peach back.
“I feel the need to start a #Justice4Kenya campaign. Am I wasting my time? #RHOA,” a Bravo Housewives fan Twitter account posted July 12.
But according to several responses, the page isn’t wasting their time after all.
“Definitely think she should [have] stayed! she was the only one driving drama from seasons 5-8 …I and I think she found herself in the last 2 seasons! Hoping season 11 flops, and the queen returns and smashes season 12.”

“As much as people don’t want to give credit to her, Kenya gave this show a life, the most hated villain who kept these ladies on their toes!!!”

#Empire: Serayah ‘s character Tiana Ready For Motherhood Ready for Motherhood?
Serayah, who plays Tiana from the beloved FOX show, sat down with Hollywood Life for a interview and she had a lot to say about the upcoming season. For those of you who need a refresher, season four ended on a pretty terrifying note. For starters, Tiana revealed she’s pregnant to Hakeem (played by Bryshere Y. Gray), but before he could really digest the news, they got shot at by Blake’s father (another rapper from the show). So, what’s next?
Well, it’s safe to say Tiana survived, but is she ready to be a mom? “I think more than ever she could be now, ’cause I feel like there’s been a slight change in her. She’s always been super grounded, but now I feel like she’s been there for Bella [Hakeem’s baby], and she’s been in that role for a little while. So, I think she would be okay,” Serayah explained on the HollywoodLife Podcast. It’s also going to be interesting to see how Hakeem takes to parenting again and their relationship in general. “I feel like, they just have this type of relationship where it’s like she kinds of accepts all of his stupidity and stuff like that,” Serayah said in reference to Hakeem, who shares daughter Bella with Anika Calhoun.

“And she’s okay with it. She just wants him to probably be like there, which I think that’s why she’s scared to tell him. She didn’t know what to expect. And for her career, too. So, I think she just wanted someone to support her. And then when he reacted in that way, she’s like, ‘Okay, cool.’ They’ll figure it out from there,” Serayah continued. Well, we’re certainly looking forward to the premiere! (h/t hollywood life)

#NewMusic From Peabo Bryson – Looking for Sade
Just recently we featured the latest hit “Love Like Yours and Mine” from veteran r&b singer Peabo Bryson. Now he returns with another song from his upcoming album called “Looking for Sade”.
Just like the rest of us, he’s longing for the r&b legend and wants to know where to find her.


The song is set to be included on Bryson’s upcoming 21st studio album “Stand for Love”, which will release on August 3rd, 2018. The album is produced by the legendary production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

“Stand For Love” showcases Peabo’s broad vocal range and musical skill as he continues to delight fans eager to hear from him, while welcoming new fans who appreciate great music. He brings that talent back home to the Capitol Music Group family after signing with Jam and Lewis’ Perspective Records, distributed by Caroline.

#HipHopNews: DJ Premier Honors Guru On Gang Starr Legend's 57th Birthday
Guru would have turned 57 years old on July 17. In honor of the Gang Starr legend’s birthday, DJ Premier shared two rare photos celebrating his life and contributions to Hip Hop culture.
“Salute To Your 57th Born Day God,” he wrote in the caption. “I Love You And We All Miss You! Wish You Were Here In The Physical Form…As You Already Know We Got Things Covered Down Here and KC Is Good, Lana Is Good Trish, Jay and Joci are Good. As I Will Continue To Say, You’re 1 Of 1. Sleep Peacefully Goo…One Of The Best Yet. Rare Pics In The Stash.”
Guru died from cancer on April 19, 2010, less than a month after he went into cardiac arrest and fell into a coma.

Among the many jewels he left behind was the four-part Jazzmatazz series, which seamlessly fused Hip Hop and jazz together. Universal Music Group recently reissued Jazzmatazz: Vol. 1 in honor of the album’s 25th anniversary.

As Gang Starr, Guru and Preemo pumped out six official studio albums, including 1994’s Hard To Earn and the 1998 classic, Moment Of Truth.

Destiny's Child Michelle Williams Checks Into Mental Health Facility
Michelle Williams has checked herself into a mental health facility to address her struggles with depression, according to TMZ. 
The Destiny’s Child singer — who reunited with BeyoncΓ© and Kelly Rowland at 2018’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival back in April — revealed the news in an Instagram post shared on Tuesday (July 17).

“For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it’s time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing,” she wrote. “I recently listened to the same advice I have given to thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of healthcare professionals.
“Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need. If you change your mind, you can change your life.”
Williams has opened up about her mental health issues in the past. During a 2017 episode of The Talk, she spoke about her depression and admitted she didn’t know a name for what she was experiencing until she was in her 30s.

She also divulged that even at the height of Destiny’s Child’s success, she was periodically suicidal. 

“It got really really bad … to the point of I was suicidal,” Williams said. “I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like, ‘I’m the provider, I take responsibility.

All the winners from the 2018 #ESPYS
The 2018 ESPY Awards left few dry eyes in the audience and in the households of viewers once it was finished.

The annual sports showcase made history with the first-ever female host as former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick took the stage.

But it was another group of outspoken women who stole the show when the survivors of the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal involving disgraced Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
These 141 women on stage tonight are representatives for all the survivors who spoke out about the abuses they endured by their team doctor.

Bills great and Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was also honored with the Jimmy V ESPY Award for Perseverance amid his continued battle with oral cancer and invited people to "make a difference today for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow."

The event had its share of lighter moments, particularly when Patrick and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar channeled their favorite "Game of Thrones" characters.
Then there were moments of sheer awkwardness, like when Patrick attempted to roast LeBron James.

And the ESPYS went to: 

Best Breakthrough Athlete: Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell.

Best College Athlete: Baker Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma before being selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. 

Best Female Athlete: Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder Chloe Kim. 

Best Male Athlete: Alex Ovechkin, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP as the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup. 

Best Team: Houston Astros, who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games to win the World Series for the first time. 

Best Game: The U.S. women's national hockey team's shootout victory over Canada in the gold medal game of the Pyeongchang Olympics. 

Best Championship Performance: Nick Foles, who won Super Bowl MVP in quarterbacking the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Lombardi Trophy.

Best Moment: The Minnesota Vikings' miracle win on Stefon Diggs' touchdown in the final seconds of their divisional round game against the New Orleans Saints. 

Best Olympic Moment: Shaun White's gold medal-winning final run in Pyeongchang. 

Best Play: Arike Ogunbowale's buzzer-beater to win the national championship for Notre Dame.

Best Record-Breaking Performance: Roger Federer, who made history in winning an eighth Wimbledon title in 2017 and won the 2018 Australian Open for his 20th Grand Slam title. 

Best International Men's Soccer Player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Best International Women's Soccer Player: Sam Kerr

Best NFL Player: Tom Brady

Best MLB player: Mike Trout

Best NHL Player: Alex Ovechkin

Best Driver: Martin Truex Jr.

Best NBA Player: LeBron James

Best WNBA Player: Maya Moore

Best Fighter: Terence Crawford 

Best Male Golfer: Jordan Spieth

Best Female Golfer: Sung-Hyun Park

Best Male Olympian: Shaun White

Best Female Olympian: Chloe Kim

Best Male Tennis Player: Roger Federer

Best Female Tennis Player: Sloane Stephens

Best Male Action Sports Athlete: David Wise 

Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Chloe Kim

Best Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Mike Schultz

Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Brenna Huckaby

Best Bowler: Rhino Page

Best MLS Player: Nemanja Nikolic

Best NWSL Player: Megan Rapinoe

Capital One Cup: Stanford Cardinal sports

Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, who has been battling cancer for the past five years. 
Kelly was introduced by fellow Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway and Dan Marino, who were drafted in the same 1983 first round as Kelly.

"I will never give up. I will keep fighting til the end. Get up, you'll be alright."

Congrats to All!

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Evicted The Made in America Festival and Jay Z isn’t having it. 
Jay Z strikes back in a Op-Ed piece!

Made in America is on the move, and the festival could be gone from the city for good.

Since 2012, the ticketed Labor Day weekend gathering has taken place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, with BeyoncΓ©, Rihanna, Kanye West, Pearl Jam, and Jay-Z among the big-name attractions.
This year, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Post Malone, and Diplo will be among the hip-hop headliners to perform in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps on Sept. 1 and 2.

They will also likely be the last. On Tuesday, Mayor Kenney’s office said Made in America will be held on the Parkway for the last time this year. That story was first reported by the news site Billy Penn.
“This is the last year MIA will be held on the Parkway,” Sarah Reyes, deputy communications director for the mayor’s office, said in a statement to the Inquirer and Daily News on Tuesday.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that the festival, which has attracted as many as 50,000 people on each of its two days to the area around Eakins Oval, will not be in Philadelphia in 2019 and later.

Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, which presents the festival along with promoter Live Nation, has no plans to leave Philadelphia, where the event has generated $100 million in direct spending since 2012, according to Omar Al-Joulani, senior vice president of touring for Live Nation. (The Inquirer and Daily News asked the city if it had an economic impact report, and the city did not respond Tuesday.)

Over the years, the festival has drawn criticism and noise complaints from neighbors along the Parkway, while also transforming the cityscape into an open-air venue. And unlike fests in remote locales, Made in America, which will present scores of bands for a two-day pass of $175, is uniquely accessible, in the heart of a major city.
“When the festival first started, it was intended to provide a unique attraction to the city on the otherwise quiet Labor Day weekend,” Reyes said in a statement. “Over the years, tourism has grown overall, and the need for an event of this scale at this location may no longer be necessary.”
The city’s statement did not rule out moving the festival to another site in Philadelphia. “It’s unclear how MIA will want to proceed in the future, but the city is interested in discussing alternate locations within Philadelphia for future years,” it said. “We are interested in discussing the festival’s future with the producers and look forward to continuing a partnership.”
The news was a surprise to Live Nation and Roc Nation, Al-Joulani said.

“I woke up to read an article on Billy Penn that we’re not welcome back to the Parkway after 2018,” he said from Los Angeles. “I was surprised and disappointed after our very successful run. I had no indication, my partners and Roc Nation had no indication, no request for a face-to-face meeting. I had no idea. I was literally on my way to the office, and I had to pull over and read the story. I was shocked. They broke up with us in the press.”

From the beginning, Made in America has made the streets of Philadelphia a key part of its identity. Jay-Z announced the festival launch in 2012 on the steps of the Art Museum with the American flag hanging behind him. The New Yorker said the decision to locate the festival here was in part because of the egalitarian symbolism of having it in “such an iconic city,” with a musical history “second only to Motown.”
“By saying that they’re not going to accept us back on the Parkway, they are saying that Made in America as we know it is over,” Al-Joulani said.

The Live Nation exec said he was “still in the surprise phase” and hadn’t yet considered what alternate Philadelphia sites could be considered.

Despite being taken aback by the city’s announcement, Al-Joulani said he believes that renewed discussions could leave to MIA returning to the site that has always been its home. “I’m absolutely hopeful,” he said, “that we can figure out a way to open up a dialogue with the city so we can be back on the Parkway in 2019.”

Until this year, MIA was known as Budweiser Made in America. The beer giant owned by Belgium-based Anheuser Busch InBev branded its red, white, and blue colors with the festival name and made sure that Bud was the only beer that could be purchased within the fest’s gated grounds
Budweiser dropped Made in America this year, however. Last month, a Bud executive told Advertising Age that the beer company, which spent more than $1.5 billion on music marketing last year, was focusing its music tie-in efforts more on country music, where presumably more of its drinkers are, than the hip-hop and R&B fans that MIA attracts.

This year’s fest plans to offer more variety in food and drink options, and has a number of new corporate sponsors, including Puma, Abercrombie & Fitch, and American Airlines.

SAY WHAT? Faith Evans & Stevie J Reportedly Wed In Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV – Faith Evans and Stevie J are reportedly married. According to TMZ, the couple tied the knot in their Las Vegas hotel room on Tuesday night (July 17).
Legal documents reportedly show Evans and the No Way Out producer filed for a marriage license in Clark County earlier that day.

The pair broke up last year but evidently mended their relationship. The two flaunted their love for one another on Twitter on their wedding day.
This marks the third marriage for Evans, who was previously married to The Notorious B.I.G. and record executive Todd Russaw. She and Russaw divorced in 2011.
On the music front, Evans released her duet album with the late Biggie, The King & I, last May. Most recently, Evans and her new reality TV star husband released a clip for her upcoming video, “A Minute.”

Uh Oh? Kim Kardashian Sued for Allegedly Stealing Logo for New Fragrance
Kim Kardashian‘s beauty company is being sued for allegedly stealing the logo of a marketing company for the bottle of her fragrance … which was just released this week.

According to court documents Vibes Media claims KKW swiped their logo, which they claim was trademarked in 2012.
Vibes alleges that KKW “has been marketing, promoting, and is now selling a Vibes perfume. The Vibes perfume comes in a bottle that is a close facsimile of the Registered Vibes Logo.”

Judge for yourself below.
They also claim KKW has been using their logo on social media to promote their product. Kim even tweeted a photo of the bottle yesterday – which is hard to spot because it’s hard to tear your eyes away from her body.
Vibes Media is seeking unspecified damages, an injunction to keep them from continuing to sell it, and an order for them to turn over all unsold perfumes so they can be destroyed.

So far, no word back from The Kardashian Camp!

#NBA San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard Traded to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan
The Toronto Raptors took the biggest gamble in franchise history by completing a trade with the San Antonio Spurs for the superstar forward Kawhi Leonard.

The Raptors and Spurs’ trade lands Leonard in Canada and sends the All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio as his primary replacement. The Spurs will also get center Jakob Poeltl, while the Raptors will get guard Danny Green.

Leonard was limited to nine games last season by a quadriceps injury and can leave the Raptors in free agency next summer. Toronto posted a franchise-record 59 wins last season, but fired Coach Dwane Casey — who was later named the N.B.A.’s coach of the year in separate balloting by both news media members and his peers — after a humbling second-round sweep inflicted by the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.

Leaguewide buzz around the Raptors jumping into the Leonard trade sweepstakes had been building for the past week.

The deal sets up a potentially awkward reunion for Leonard and Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich next week in Las Vegas at a U.S.A. Basketball minicamp, which is scheduled to be Popovich’s formal debut as the successor to Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski as head coach of Team U.S.A. Leonard is among a group of 35 top players who have been invited to the camp.

Teams interested in trading for Leonard had been consistently told for weeks that the player has no interest in signing anywhere but Los Angeles — either with the Lakers or the Clippers — when he becomes a free agent in July 2019. Trading for Leonard anyway is thus a huge dice roll for Toronto’s team president, Masai Ujiri, one reminiscent of Oklahoma City’s trade with Indiana in July 2017 to bring the All-Star forward Paul George to the Thunder.

#HUH? "Papa John" Balked At Working With Kanye West Because "He Uses The N-Word In His Lyrics"
John Schnatter, the embattled titular “Papa John” in the Papa John’s brand of pizza, is fighting his removal as chairman, and bringing Kanye West’s name in the mix.
According to MSN, Schnatter — who recently resigned as the company’s chairman of the board of directors — is now claiming that he was forced to step down because of a mischaracterization of his initial statements.

Schnatter also said that he was told by Laundry Service — the marketing company hired to help role-play public relations problems like the NFL brouhaha that forced him to step down as the company’s CEO last year — to work with Kanye. The agency suggested bringing Kanye on as a spokesman for the pizza chain, and Schnatter refused on the grounds that West “uses the N-word” in his songs.

Later on in the call, he used the word himself.

“I then said something on the order of, Colonel Sanders used the word ‘N,’ (I actually used the word,) that I would never use that word and Papa John’s doesn’t use that word,” he later admitted, but claims he never meant to use the N-word in full as a racial epithet.

The Tea Is….. Masika Kalysha Is Leaving ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ For ‘Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta’.
Back in February, Masika Kalysha is NOT returning to Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. According to theJasmineBRAND.com, While Masika has officially left VH1, she hasn’t necessarily left reality TV. Sources tell us that she’s allegedly taking her talents to WEtv’s “Growing Up Hip Hop”.

To date, the Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta casts includes: Bow Wow, Zonnique Pullins, Reginae Carter (who is rumored to have quit the show), Shaniah Mauldin, Ayana Fite and Brandon Barnes.

Lance Gross Introduces us to His Newborn Son Lennon Lorin Gross 
Lance Gross is the proudest papa ever after welcoming his son, Lennon Lorin Gross, just two days after he celebrated his 37th birthday.
The actor showed off his baby boy on Tuesday (July 17) by sharing the first photo of his son’s face.
The caption simply read, “My Little ☀”
This is the second child for the actor and his wife, Rebecca, who are already proud parents to 3-year-old Berkeley Brynn Gross.


And now……. Ariana Grande Debuts Lovely Lavender Locks 
Ariana Grande is lovely in lavender!

The 25-year-old “God Is A Woman” pop princess stepped out sporting a new ‘do on Wednesday (July 18) in New York City.
Ariana wore her hair loose, as opposed to her signature high ponytail. She paired her new hair style with tan boots and a grey Louis Vuitton purse.
Ari was recently revealed as one of the faces of Reebok‘s new campaign alongside Gigi Hadid, which puts the spotlight on women who are transforming themselves and the world around them.

Netflix Terminates Contract With The Weinstein Co.
Netflix won a U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s approval to terminate its output deal with The Weinstein Company, a settlement that means the streaming service won’t be obligated to stream a third season of MTV’s Scream.
The agreement, filed today (read it here), comes as Lantern Entertainment continues to work through various objections stemming from The Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy, in hopes of establishing productive relationships in Hollywood.
According to the document, Netflix no longer will be obligated to accept delivery or make payments for any films, television shows or other content as of July 11.

One exception is the second season of the animated children’s series Spy Kids, which is based on director Robert Rodriguez’s popular film series.
The settlement resolves Netflix’s part in the dispute over Peaky Blinders, a British period gangster epic with a rabid fan base. Originally acquired by The Weinstein Co in 2013 when it took U.S. TV and VOD rights,  it later sold the Birmingham-set saga on to Netflix, but retained a credit as U.S. distributor.

A spokesperson for Netflix said Peaky Blinders will remain on the service, uninterrupted.

Netflix is holding on to $1.6 million in license fees to be paid once The Weinstein Co and Endemol Shine resolve their differences. Endemol has filed legal documents claiming Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct represents a contract breach on the part of Weinstein Television.

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