Joan Smalls Bodies the Cover of Harper’s Bazaar Greece
#RHoA: Cynthia Bailey Will Explore Issues with Sister Malorie Bailey on ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” isn’t the only show Cynthia Bailey is going to appear on later this year. Before the 11th season of the Bravo series debuts in November, she and sister Malorie Bailey will be on “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”
The OWN television show will return for the mid-season in August and Mal, who is seen sobbing while being comforted by her model sister, is going to be the center of one of the episodes with Cynthia.
“I need closure,” Mal says in the TV spot.
It’s not clear what issues the pair will be working through with the inspirational speaker, but the Bailey sisters have had some issues in the past.
Back when Cynthia was still married to Peter Thomas, The Bailey Agency founder took issue with Mal for butting into her marriage.
“I love my sister very much, but her interference with my marriage is a problem,” Cynt wrote on her Bravo blog in 2011. “I appreciate her concern, but at 44, I think I got this. I have no desire to make choices for Mal regarding her marriage, and I deserve the same respect. I confide in my sister because we are sisters. Not to be judged or criticized. I would never cross the line between her union with her husband unless she asked me to.”
“I have had relationships my whole life, and I live my life the way I want to,” she added. “I am not afraid to win and I’m not afraid to lose. That’s life, and I live it to the fullest. Love you, Mal, but can you leave me and Peter alone?”
Still, fans say they’ll definitely be tuning in.
“Iyanla: Fix My Life” returns on OWN Saturday, August 11.
#Empire: Taraji P. Henson Attends the Opening Night of '29Rooms' in Chicago in Gucci HOT or NOT?
Taraji P. Henson Attended the Opening Night of '29Rooms' in Chicago in this all Gucci Ensemble
So is it HOT or NOT?
#NewMusicVideo from Mýa “Damage”
Mýa had a visit to MTV’s TRL on Monday to world premiere her new video, “Damage.”
Directed, produced, choreographed, edited and styled by well-known dancer and choreographer to the stars, Galen Hooks, “Damage” is the third music video and the fourth single from Mýa’s album new album T.K.O.
Celebrating her 20th anniversary in music this year, Mýa reflects on her journey. “It’s truly been an amazing, educational and humbling journey these past 20 years in the music business and I am truly grateful for every experience, encounter and everyone who has been a part of this ride.
#HipHopNews: Kendrick Lamar will be acting On "Power"
The STARZ network announced a “special guest” is coming to the 50 Cent-produced drama Power via Twitter over the weekend. It turns out that special guest is Kendrick Lamar, who is making his acting debut.
According to Deadline, the episode — titled “Happy Birthday” — is scheduled to air on Sunday (July 29), but details surrounding K. Dot’s role are scarce.
“Kendrick is a once in a generation talent and Courtney, 50 and I felt it would be exciting to create a role for him in Power,” executive producer Mark Canton told Deadline. “Everyone involved is thrilled to have him join the family.”
The Grammy Award-winning MC made history in April when he was given the Pulitzer Prize for his work on DAMN. It marked the first time the coveted award had ever been given to a Hip Hop artist.
Power is now in its fifth season and airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.
Lauryn Hill Cancels Multiple Dates On The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour
Lauryn Hill is back to familiar antics. After disappointing fans at a recent Toronto show, the former Fugee has now reportedly canceled several other dates on The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour.
According to The Virginian-Pilot, Hill canceled her performance on August 16 in Virginia Beach as well as North Carolina concerts in Charlotte and Raleigh and St. Petersburg, Florida scheduled for this week. A Miami show, which was originally planned for July 31, was also postponed until October 15.
A statement from Live Nation cited “unforeseen production issues” as the reason for the cancellations.
Hill has a long history (which is getting longer by the day) of showing up late to her shows or canceling them altogether. Fans at the Toronto concert were left waiting for nearly an hour for Hill to show up. When she finally did turn up, she only performed a 45 minute set.
Lady Gaga was seen shooting sexy pics in the Ocean!
Lady Gaga did a lingerie photo shoot in the ocean! The 32-year-old sported several different sheer and sexy looks for the photo shoot, which took place in Malibu, Calif.
Could this be for a magazine shoot, a movie? We’ll just have to wait and see! Stay tuned for more details!
Meet Mama and her Cubs! Beyonce & Her Beautiful Twins Sir Carter, Rumi Carter
Beyoncé unloaded a slew of photos on her official website of her family vacaying in between the European leg of her On The Run II Tour with JAY-Z.
And to our delight…one of the photos included her year-old twins, Sir Carter and Rumi Carter
Rumi looks like her big sister, Blue Ivy, when she was a baby and Sir favors dad.
What do you think?
Prince Estate Sues to Get Control Over Prince.com
The estate for Prince does not own the domain for Prince.com and they are now suing the company that does to try and take control of it.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a company called Domain Capital reached out to the estate in May saying they owned “the domain name www.prince.com pursuant to a lease-back financing agreement with an undisclosed third party.”
The estate says Prince.com goes to a blank page and “is thus not being used for a bona fide commercial use.” They also claim that Domain Capital “has never used the domain name www.prince.com in connection with a bona fide offering or any goods or services.”
They claim Domain Capital is trying to hide the identity of the previous owner.
Prince’s estate is asking for a court order to transfer Prince.com over to them. They are also seeking unspecified damages.
Tristan Thompson Is allegedly ‘Feeling Trapped’ in Khloe Kardashian Relationship
Not everything is as it seems. Though Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson remained together after he was caught cheating in April while she was pregnant, according to the new issue of Us Weekly the couple aren’t on the best of terms. “Khloé and Tristan are still not fully OK,” the insider says. “They act like they are when they’re in front of others, but it’s all a show at this point.”
The parents of 3-month-old True have tried couples therapy, says another source, but it didn’t help. “Tristan is feeling trapped in a bad relationship,” adds another source. “He’s no longer going with Khloé for sessions. He just didn’t feel it was helping to discuss s—t that happened months ago.”
The pair finally returned to L.A. mid-June after welcoming their daughter in Cleveland, while the NBA star was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. And her Kardashian Klan couldn’t be more thrilled to have the Good American designer, 34, back. “They’re so happy,” a close pal to the family told Us at the time, before adding they’re more cautious of Thompson. “They know that in order to have Khloé back in their lives, they have to accept him,” adds the source. Still, “they’ll support Khloé in whatever she chooses.”
But now Thompson, 27, wants out. The second source adds, “He wants to go back to Cleveland ASAP.”
#FASHION: Gucci Teams Up with The Harlem ICON Dapper Dan for Its Latest Capsule Collection
Gucci has always had a penchant for the flamboyant—think over-the-top branding, bold clashing colors, and seriously sexy silhouettes. This singular aesthetic has a way of inspiring imitators who sometimes co-opt the visual cache of the GG logo for their own fashionable purposes. And perhaps no one has done this better than Dapper Dan, the swaggering tailor who outfitted everyone from LL Cool J and Salt-N-Pepa to Floyd Mayweather Jr. out of his Harlem-based shop in the 1980s and ’90s. The musically minded, energetic style he popularized laid the foundations of hip-hop’s visual identity, filled with metallic leathers meant to flash under stage lights, slouchy tracksuits in vibrant colors, and all-over logos—often ripped straight from the biggest designer names of the day, Gucci included.
Now, the Italian house has teamed up with the Harlem icon, launching the playfully meta Gucci x Dapper Dan collection last week. Simultaneously, the debut has relaunched Dapper Dan’s atelier (now open to a select few for VIP appointments), which had closed in 1992.
Inspired by Dapper Dan’s “knockups”—so called because the one-of-a-kind pieces borrowed from the real thing so extravagantly that they became so much more than simple replicas—the sweeping collection dials up the outré factor of his best-known silhouettes. This time around, oversized unisex nylon tracksuits (pants from $1,300; jackets from $1,890) in emerald green, vintage-looking off-white, and fire-engine red feature the real Gucci logo and are emblazoned with louche gold-printed python and Gucci Garden patches that nod to the style codes of both designers.
Kelsey Grammer Is seriously Considering ‘Frasier’ Reboot…with some changes!
Getting the gang back together? Kelsey Grammer is reportedly hoping to revive his iconic ‘90s series, Frasier.
The Emmy winner, 63, has met with writers and producers to explore reboot ideas, Deadline reported on Wednesday, July 25. The series would feature a new character played by Grammer and would be set in a different city. It would still draw inspiration from the beloved NBC sitcom, which ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004. The project is still in the “very, very early” stages, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Although Grammer now seems to be on board, he revealed to Fox News in December 2016 that a Frasier reunion is unlikely. “No, I’m very happy with what I’m doing now,” he told the network at the time. “I look back at the past as a very fond place but I’d like to keep it that way.”
However, the Golden Globe winner seemed to have a change of heart while speaking with TV Guide in July 2017. “There has been some talk, but it’s nothing but talk,” he explained of a revival possibility. “There are so many people that would be lined up to get their cut that even trying to finance a reboot of Frasier would be nightmarish.”
The beloved series, a spinoff of NBC’s Cheers, won 37 Emmys during its run. It centered on Dr. Frasier Crane (Grammer), a radio psychiatrist who returned to his hometown of Seattle after ending his marriage. In the series finale, Frasier moves to Chicago with girlfriend Charlotte (Laura Linney) instead of heading to San Francisco to benefit his career. The show also starred David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin and the late John Mahoney.
While speaking to TV Guide, Grammer expressed concerns that Dr. Frasier’s relationship with Charlotte wouldn’t go the distance. “It would be neat to see what happened to him because clearly he never had any luck in love,” he noted.
Carole Radziwill Quit #RHONY Because Of Bethenny Frankel
On Wednesday, Carole Radziwill shocked everyone with the announcement she would be leaving The Real Housewives of New York City for season eleven because she wants to return to her journalism roots but now we have the real (and more believable) tea on why the Writer Girl isn't coming back.
An inside source (Dorinda Medley) spoke to the Daily Mail and made it clear that the cast would must rather Carole stay than Bethenny Frankel and confirmed she left the show because of her beef with her former BFF. The "source" called Bethenny a liar and a bully and said she picks a victim to go after every year:
"Every year she picks a victim and wants to destroy them. This year she had two victims - Carole and Dorinda. Both women have done nothing to her but they've been treated terribly."
They also spoke about her constant product promotion and how she is always edited in the best light possible which of course annoys the other women and makes it hard for them to play on the same level. Dorinda must be PISSED:
"She wants to discredit everyone for their accomplishments. All of the cast had successful lives before the show. Carole was an accomplished news producer and writer. Bethenny only became successful because of the show and EVERY year we have to listen to her promote her brand The cast is furious that Bethenny gets away with her bad behavior. She is edited in the best possible light so viewers don't see what the cast and the producers see. We'd all prefer for Carole to stay and Bethenny to leave. She can take her skinny jeans and cold cuts and go. No one will miss her."
Carole had almost the entire cast on her side against Bethenny, so couldn't they just use their power to get Bethenny off the show, or better yet, go against her in the next season? If you listen to Heather McDonald's Juicy Scoop Podcast interview with Dorinda it's almost identical to the "insiders" quotes which I love. Shitty on your enemy through a "source" is a classicHousewives power move.
Would you rather Carole or Bethenny leave?
April the giraffe is pregnant again, Animal Adventure Park announces
April the giraffe, who gained fame and captivated millions last year with a live-streamed delivery, is pregnant again. Baby No. 5 will arrive in spring 2019, her upstate New York zoo says.
Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, made the happy announcement live on the Today Show Wednesday morning, ending weeks of speculation. Last month, park owner Jordan Patch shared that zoologists were evaluating a month's worth of fecal samples from the 17-year-old giraffe "to test whether or not we're expecting another giraffe calf."
"The results are in, and we are having a baby," Patch announced on the Today Show.
Exciting news from the Giraffe Barn at Animal Adventure Park!
But fans tuning into the now-resurrected giraffe cam will have to wait a while for the birth. The average giraffe pregnancy lasts about 15 months, the zoo says.
Patch said April is expected to give birth in March or April.
At least 1.2 million people watched the Adventure Park's YouTube stream of April's 2017 delivery. The calf, Tajiri, was her first to be born at the park. Tajiri celebrated his birthday in April.
#POLITICS: Judge Says Florida Can’t Block Campus Early Voting
Jamie Roy, a rising senior at the University of Florida, voted in a local race in Gainesville this year, but it wasn’t easy. Roy, who uses the pronoun “they,” doesn’t own a car. To get to their polling place at the Florida Museum of Natural History, Roy had to take two buses that took between 40 minutes to an hour each way.
Even though Roy spends the majority of their time at the university, Florida’s top election official wouldn’t allow them ― nor any of the 830,000 students enrolled at public institutions of higher education in the state ― to vote early on campus.
But that could soon change. On Tuesday, a federal judge temporarily blocked the policy, ruling that the state’s blanket ban on early voting on college campuses is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Mark Walker found that the ban violated the guarantees of the First, 14th and 26th amendments. The 26th Amendment prohibits age restrictions on voting for anyone 18 or older.
Walker, who was appointed to the bench by President Barack Obama in 2012, conceded that some inconvenience when voting is constitutionally tolerable, but said Florida’s position went beyond that. The ban made it more difficult for a particular group of people ― young voters around college campuses ― to vote.
“Florida’s public college and university students are categorically prohibited from on-campus early voting,” he wrote. “This is not a mere inconvenience.”
The ban has its origin in a 2013 state law that lays out where local election supervisors may allow early voting. Allowed locations included stadiums, civic and convention centers as well as government-owned senior and community centers.
But in 2014, the office of Secretary of State Ken Detzner (R) issued an opinion saying the student union at the University of Florida, a state-funded institution, didn’t qualify as such a place, because it was “designed for, and affiliated with, a specific educational institution.” He went further, saying that the law did not permit early voting at “college- or university-related facilities” because lawmakers had explicitly chosen to exclude them from the bill.
Walker did not buy that reasoning, nor the state’s argument that its interest in maintaining campus order and parking outweighed the burden the ban placed on students’ right to vote. In his ruling Tuesday, the judge said the state’s justifications “reek of pretext.”
“While the [Detzner’s] Opinion does not identify college students by name, its target population is unambiguous and its effects are lopsided,” the judge wrote. “The Opinion is intentionally and facially discriminatory.”
Walker listed a number of reasons why access to early voting sites, in particular, is important for college students. While they can vote on election day, the judge wrote, the lines are often long. Student communities also face longer transportation times to early voting sites, and people living near college and university campuses disproportionately lack cars. College students in Florida also vote early at higher rates than their counterparts across the country, he said.
Through the ban, the judge concluded, Florida was “creating a secondary class of voters who [the state] prohibits from even seeking early voting sites in dense, centralized locations where they work, study, and, in many cases, live.”
McKinley Lewis, a spokesman for Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), said in a statement the governor was proud to have signed an early voting expansion and would review the ruling.
The suit was filed on behalf of Roy and five other university students in Florida, along with the state’s chapter of the League of Women Voters and the Andrew Goodman Foundation, a group that promotes civic leadership among young people.
“The court ruling demonstrates that making it easier for our students to vote truly matters,” Patricia Brigham, the president of the Florida League of Women Voters, said in a statement. “This is the right decision, at the right time, for our democratic process. With this decision, we have an affirmation that making early voting accessible to all is part of a true democracy.”
Immediately following Tuesday’s decision, the supervisor of elections in Alachua County, which includes Gainesville, asked the University of Florida to use the student union building as an early voting site between Oct. 22 and Nov. 3.
Jenny Diamond Cheng, a lecturer at Vanderbilt Law School, said this is the first time a court has struck down a state policy as intentionally discriminatory under the 26th Amendment. That’s significant, she said, because it gives future challengers support when they’re arguing that a voting restriction ― or any other law ― runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution.
“Courts have tended to shy away from holding that state actors actually intended to discriminate. They’re reluctant to ascribe bad motives to state legislators or officials,” she said in an interview. “The groundbreaking element of this case is the finding not only that the 26th Amendment prohibits intentional discrimination, but here’s what that looks like. Here’s what unconstitutional discrimination on the basis of age looks like.”
FBI probes murder of Black mom killed by one-eyed Klansman
New information is coming out regarding the brutal murder of a Black mother by a one-eyed avowed racist who went out of his way to befriend her.
As previously reported by rolling out, MeShon Cooper, 43, had some sort of relationship with Ronald Lee Kidwell, 47, an avowed White supremacist with swastika tattoos. Kidwell killed Cooper and lived with her body for days before police arrested him while searching for her.
According to estranged family members, it did not surprise them that Kidwell had killed a Black person. His own daughter called him a monster who enjoyed tricking Black people into friendship before he would violently assault them. In 2011, Kidwell was convicted of sexual assault for hitting a sleeping Black woman with a hammer, forcing her to take off her clothes and raping her. He did not use a condom and told police that he was HIV positive. Despite the horrendous nature of the crime, he only served five years in prison. In court documents, he is referred to by the name of “One Eye,” a moniker he has used since he lost his eye when he was attacked by pit bulls at the age 7.
Media outlet KMBC-TV reported that it was Kidwell’s HIV status that he claims led to him to kill Cooper. According to a police affidavit, Kidwell became upset when Cooper stated she was going to reveal to people that he had the disease. Kidwell alleges that Cooper then pulled a kitchen knife from her purse and stabbed him in his hand and he became enraged. He would later tell police, “When I get mad, I make the exorcist look like a b—-.”
Kidwell stated he was able to get the knife away from Kidwell and began punching her and stabbing her in the neck. When police questioned him, he originally stated he did not know where Cooper was before later stating that she had been killed by people from Kansas City. He finally broke down and told the truth, reportedly telling police that he “would never be released from prison.”
He then led the officers to Cooper’s body, which was wrapped in trash bags and inside a trash can in his garage. A neighbor described Kidwell’s actions as a hate crime, however, like many states, Kansas does not have a hate crimes law. Fortunately, because of the nature of the attack and Kidwell’s affiliations with the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nations, the FBI is now involved.
The FBI will determine if federal hate crime laws were violated and if Kidwell could face federal charges. Currently, Kidwell is charged with second-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond.
William Gross Becomes Boston’s First Black Police Commissioner
For the first time in history, the city of Boston has appointed its first black police commissioner.
The Boston Herald reports, beginning next month 33-year Boston police veteran, William Gross will replace William Evans, who is retiring on Aug. 4 to become executive director of public safety at Boston College.
During a press conference on Monday, Gross, who will oversee a 2,200-person department, expressed his excitement for his new role.
“It shows that any kid in Boston … will have the opportunity to be the mayor, the commissioner or the chief,” the 54-year-old said. “If you want to change, you need to change, that is why I became a police officer.”
Prior to his latest career milestone, Gross served stints with the department’s gang and drug control units, as an academy instructor, a sergeant, and sergeant detective. In 2014 Gross became Boston’s first black superintendent-in-chief.
In January, Gross admitted during an interview with Boston 25 News that he was optimistic about the city reversing its long-standing past with racism.
“I didn’t even know if Boston was ready for an African-American chief, but I knew Boston was moving in the directions that would distance it from its horrid past of racism and exclusion,” he said. “When I first came on in ’83 as a cadet, sometimes you’d hear the N-word and sometimes you’d hear Caucasians spoken about in a certain way.”
Gross’ appointment follows the Boston Police Department’s 2017 push to increase its diversity efforts. According to data obtained by NBC Boston, in 2017 just one-third of the police department was either black, Latino, or another ethnicity. While an estimated two-thirds of the department was white and over 80 percent of the superior officers were white.
Dwyane Wade Offered Three Year, $25 Million Deal To Take His Basketball Talents to China
Longtime Miami Heat guard-turned-free agent, Dwayne Wade, has been offered a huge deal he may not be able to refuse.
According to Chinese media, the 3x NBA Champion and 12x NBA All-Star has been offered a three year, $25 million deal by the Zhejiang Golden Bulls.
Under the new deal, according to ESPN, Wade could be the highest-paid player in China, as it would be one of the biggest overseas deals to date.
Although, Wade’s future remains unclear, as he has yet to decide on whether to continue playing ball or to retire, sources say the China deal may be the most money the baller will be offered ahead of the forthcoming season.
In the meantime, Wade recently signed a lifetime deal with a Chinese apparel company and was in China for a promotional tour ahead of the deal.
Should D. Wade take his talents to China?
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