The Daily Buzz For July 5 ☕πŸ“°☕

Oprah for British Vogue!
Here’s one that got away. But if you subscribe to British Vogue then you’ll get this cover of Oprah’s Brotish Vogue spread. Looks HOT!

#RHoA: Did Star Sheree Whitfield and Her Jailbird Boyfriend Tyrone Gilliams Break Up?
Is it splitsville for Sheree Whitfield and her prison boyfriend Tyrone Gilliams?

That is the speculation today after the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared a curious post on her social media page.
Over the weekend, Sheree took to her Instagram page and posted a photo of herself with the following caption: “I’m effing PLATINUM but u prefer silver…. And thats ok. I know my worth….#I’llpass.”
Right away, there was some speculation on whether Sheree was referring to being fired from RHOA earlier this year, or her relationship with Tyrone.

If you recall, Sheree had been hoping for an early release for her ‘Prison Bae’ who is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for fraud. However, Tyrone’s bid for an early release got denied this year, putting his release date at November, 2022.

And during the RHOA reunion in March, Sheree told host Andy Cohen that she had no plans to wait years for Tyrone, stating she would end the relationship if his appeal got denied.

Oddly enough, Tyrone reportedly played a role in Bravo’s decision to fire Sheree, as they simply felt she didn’t have much of a story-line with her beau in prison.

As for Sheree, she has yet to clarify her relationship status or what she meant by her post.

#EMPIRE: See pics from Taraji’s New film ‘What Women Want’
While we patiently wait for Sept 26 for the return of ‘Empire’ Lets see what our cast is doing on the off time. As you all know Taraji P Henson has been filming her next film ‘What Men Want’ and we have some pics from the filming. Take a look below. 
Use the arrows to scroll to see all the pics!

Looks Hilarious. And don’t forget FOX’s ‘Empire’ returns on Sept 26

#NewMusic from Justin Timberlake “Soulmate”
Justin Timberlake drops a surprise song with summery, tropical vibes called “Soulmate.”

“Soulmate for the night,” he sings. “Let me put my soul on you, it’s only right / Let me pull you up out your body into mine / Let me be your soulmate for the night.”


Produced by Nineteen85 (Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” “Hold on, We’re Going Home”, and Nicki Minaj), it’s clear he’s coming for the top of the pop charts again. He recently posted a picture of himself on IG in the studio with Nineteen85 (above) with the caption, “Last week’s Bahamas sessions.”

#HipHopNews: Wu-Tang Clan-Inspired Climate Change Mural Unveiled In Staten Island
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Local-area artist Cody Prez has brought a literal storm to Staten Island with his 2,000 sq. ft., Wu-Tang Clan-inspired mural, “Climate Change Ain’t Nuttin To Mess With.”

Taking its name from the Wu-Tang Clan classic, “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit,” Prez initially designed the mural during Hurricane Maria and presented a similar, scaled-down version of the final mural on his Instagram page.

Prez then teamed up with Staten Island Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs to place a large-scale version of the mural on the building of the Richmond Hood Company. Richmond Hood, a Staten Island-based clothing atelier, is located in the famed “Artist Alley” district.
The mural has both the direct involvement and the blessing of several Wu-Tang members and Redman, and Prez received help from the kids at IS61. Using the hashtag #HurricaneWu, Prez not only created a community-based project, but he spoke to worldwide themes by promoting climate change awareness. The goal with the #HurricaneWu initiative is to spark interest from the younger generation, who’ll ultimately grow into lawmakers that can implement environmental protection legislation.

#CONDOLENCES: Tina Turner’s Son Craig Raymond Commits Suicide
Music icon Tina Turner suffers a devastating loss. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office has confirmed Craig Raymond Turner, 59, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday. His body was discovered at his home in Studio City, California at 12:38 p.m following the suspected suicide.

Tina, 78, who was pictured on the red carpet at the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture fashion show in Paris, France, on Tuesday evening, hours before authorities found Craig’s body, has yet to comment on the tragedy.

The music legend gave birth to Craig at the tender age of 18 following a relationship with saxophonist Raymond Hill, who played with her future husband Ike Turner’s band.
She went on to wed Ike in 1962, and the late musician adopted Craig as his own.

Craig, who reportedly worked as a real estate agent in California, was the first of Tina’s two biological children. In 1960, she also welcomed a son named Ronnie with Ike, and adopted two of the bandleader’s other kids, Michael and Ike Jr.

Our hearts and prayers are with the Turner and Hill families.

Diddy Reportedly Defends Revolt CEO Roma Khanna Amid Racism Allegations
Music mogul is standing by the CEO of his Revolt television network, Roma Khanna … despite claims of racist behavior by a former staffer.

According to TMZ reports, A letter sent to the Revolt board by the ex-employee — who claims to be a “young, educated black woman” — Khanna has openly admitted black women intimidate her.

The woman also alleges Khanna responded to the idea of Meek Mill speaking about prison reform with a racist comment. She claims Khanna said, “Maybe the conversation isn’t about prison reform, maybe it’s about how to stay out of jail, black boy.”
The letter, obtained by the New York Post, also claims Khanna laid off 30 percent of the Revolt staff for restructuring, and 99 percent of them were African-American.

Diddy tells TMZ … “This story is inaccurate. We are a Black owned and operated network and we have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind. Revolt is led by a woman of color who is expected to uphold the same standards that I hold for all of my companies. After an extensive review led by outside counsel there were no findings of deliberate misconduct. At this time, Roma Khanna will remain as CEO of REVOLT.”

Fans Race to Brandy’s Defense After Getting Shamed About Her Weight — Again
Brandy fans are defending the singer-actress against another round of weight jabs and rumors after “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” star Moniece Slaughter posted a shady Instagram message.

“Praying that your baby is born healthy and strong @4everbrandy. Sorry, I didn’t make it to EMC in time to congratulate you in person,” Slaughter wrote Monday, July 2.
The petty, shady post is the latest in the beef between Slaughter and Brandy and follows the reality star blaming the “Star” actress — who recently became a series regular — for her brother’s disappearance last year.

“The Norwood family and my family have been very good friends for the past 15 years. … And she knew what he struggled with from … his addiction, as my Mom had confided in her about that prior to,” Slaughter said in a video of her brother’s schizophrenia and bipolar mania. “And she knew about the mental health issues he was suffering with. And privately she convinced him not to take the meds. She convinced him that a little wine here and there would be okay.”

Slaughter said Brandy’s convincing led her brother down an “emotional downward spiral” where he assaulted their parents and fled the home, leading to a police search for him.

The new post led fans to swiftly defend the crooner by dragging the LHHH star.


“Giiirrrrlllllll if you don’t go get some vocal lessons @moniece_slaughter.”

“She did NOT come for the original Queen B.”
“Ol girl needs to take her meds and someone needs to take her phone away πŸ™„.”

Brandy has faced rumors about her weight for a while now and addressed things head on back in March when pregnancy rumors ran rampant.

“I didn’t think the pregnancy thing was body-shaming,” she told TrueExclusives. “I didn’t feel that from people who obviously saw that I put on weight and thought I was pregnant. I went on a foodcation, because I’d been eating clean for like seven-something odd years, in the gym, every day, playing tennis. I’m like, ‘Yo, I’m tired of this crazy discipline. I need something to eat! I want some pizza, I want some pasta, I want some cake! I want something other than salmon, broccoli, and asparagus.’”

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018: Joey Chestnut Breaks Record but there was Controversy!
Quicker than Joey Chestnut‘s trip to the bathroom after the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, the gamblers who won big on the supposed wiener competition got burned after it was discovered the counter had missed a plate.
Everyone bets on sporting events, and the annual hot dog contest attracts many gamblers looking for a quick fix on 4th of July.

Betters who took the under total hot dogs eaten by Chestnut at 71 were ecstatic when it was reported he finished 64.  They were paid out at odds of -150, and one of The Blast’s resident degenerates won $125 from a $188 bet.
However, 10-minutes later, it was realized the counter had missed a plate of hot dogs and Chestnut’s official number was rocketed to 74! Almost immediately, bookies scrambled to take back the money they had paid out for the under.

Whoever took the over had the opposite reaction when they realized their supposed bad bet turned out to be a winner.
Our source’s account was immediately “corrected” to a loss of $188.  It’s unclear how the bets were handled in casinos or other places that possibly paid out their winners immediately after the contest.

One thing’s for sure, Chestnut isn’t the only one left butt-hurt today.

WNBA’s A’ja Wilson Criticizes Lebron James’ Lakers Paycheck: WNBA Players Are Underpaid!
WNBA’s Rookie of the Month, A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces, has an ax to grind when it comes to female basketball players not getting paid what they deserve.
Upon hearing the news of Lebron James signing to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 4 year/ $154 million contract, Wilson took to Twitter to comment.

Many people suggested that the reason WNBA players are paid so much less is because they’re not as good. A’ja had answers for that.
Some fans even believed that women get paid less because the WNBA brings in less revenue. A’ja had an answer for that as well.
A’ja maintains that this is not a stab at Lebron, nor is she angry. She just made an observation and pointed out the blatant inequality as it pertains to both leagues.

Ladies Shemar Moore wants you to know that he’s 48 and Ripped!
Shemar Moore is d*mn pushing 50, looking physically better than men half his age! This week, the actor celebrated his 48th birthday. He shared his special day by posting a photo of himself, chest naked of course, showing off his ripped abs. Rocking a pair of denim jeans, Calvin Klein underwear and holding a glass of wine he captioned the photo:
Ok…. i might be showing off a lil bit.. but I EARNED it!!! been killing myself at the gym to get my HONDO BODY BACK!!! ….. SWAT SEASON 2 STARTS FILMING this coming monday!! ???? NEW SEASON airs in September!!! …. but right now chillin n sippin on my DRANKY DRANK ?

Idris Elba launches music label and introduces us to his first Artist!
Idris Elba  — who’s been buzzed about as a future James Bond and moonlights as a DJ — has launched a new record label.
On Tuesday, the star unveiled 7Wallace Music and signed his first artist, James BKS.

The Paris-based recording artist and producer has worked with Diddy and Talib Kweli, and has composed music for Yves Saint Laurent, Prada and Armani ads.
Elba told Billboard: “James is a rare find . . . It’s a huge move for 7Wallace, a small indie label.”

#TECHNEWS: Microsoft’s $400 iPad rival won’t have the powerful Intel processors of other Surface tablets
In recent weeks, two unannounced Microsoft devices have been making headlines with increasing frequency. One is the rumored Surface Phone, codenamed Andromeda, which could potentially be a compelling successor to Windows Phone. The other is a cheaper Surface tablet that would take on Apple’s iPad line. We’ve learned details about both products in recent days, but even more information about the iPad rival surfaced this week.

According to WinFuture.de, sources familiar with the matter say that the “price downgrade” on the new tablet will be made possible thanks to a downgrade in internal specifications. Rather than equipping the tablet with an Intel Core i5 or i7 chip, Microsoft will reportedly ship the cheapest model with an Intel Pentium Silver N5000.

How does a smartwatch that only costs $80 have battery life that lasts over a month?
That’s a rather significant step down in terms of processing power, but keep in mind that the cheapest version of the current Surface Pro will run you $800. If Microsoft is going to cut that price in half, it has no choice but to strip away some of the most expensive components. The sources also say that Microsoft will offer a slightly more expensive version of the smaller Surface with either the Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y or the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y.

Beyond the news about the processors, WinFuture’s sources also confirmed at least one big detail from Bloomberg’s report back in May: Microsoft will shrink the size of the display down from 12 inches to 10 inches. That earlier report also mentioned rounded edges, USB-C connectivity, and the new tablet being 20% less heavy.

We still don’t know when to expect the $400 Surface tablet, but the device has already shown up in FCC filings, and the sources claim that briefings on the device are already taking place at Microsoft headquarters.

#RESIST Woman Climbs Statue Of Liberty; 6 Others Arrested Liberty Island Evacuated.
Two displays of resistance at the Statue of Liberty forced National Park Service officials to shut down Liberty Island on Wednesday.
Six people were arrested for hanging a large banner that read “Abolish I.C.E.” on the statue’s pedestal. National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis told The Associated Press the individuals were taken into custody around 2:30 p.m.

Federal law prohibits visitors from bringing or hanging banners, flags or posters larger than 20 feet on the statue, which is managed by the National Park Service.

Shortly after, around 3 p.m., law enforcement officials received reports of a person climbing the Statue of Liberty, according to WABC-TV.
Witnesses near Liberty Island shared photos of a woman climbing up the pedestal of the statue. Willis confirmed to CBS News that U.S. Park Police and the New York City Police Department are trying to convince the woman, who climbed to the base of the pedestal, to climb back down. It is unclear if that incident is related to the banner.

Park officials have evacuated Liberty Island.

“We’ve had two unusual events occur back to back,” Willis told WABC-TV, “so for the safety and security of our visitors, we decided to evacuate for the day.”
Photos of the incident show the woman displaying an item that resembles a flag or T-shirt at least once.
Rise and Resist, a New York-based citizens group that focuses on immigration policy, took responsibility for the banner about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
According to a blog post published Wednesday, Rise and Resist members handed out “literature” to visitors at the statue calling for the Trump administration to reunite immigrant children who have been separated from their parents and halt deportations.

“ICE has proved to be a threat to our liberty and way of life, and should be abolished,” Leon Kirschner, a group member, wrote in the blog post. “They go after the most vulnerable among us, acting without due process to detain people. For-profit companies are making money off family separation. This has to stop now.

Terrell Owens Says He Will Give His Hall of Fame Induction Speech at Alma Mater
Terrell Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college football.
The former NFL All-Pro receiver, who has said he was not attending the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, released a statement on Tuesday saying he would give his acceptance speech at his alma mater.
“I have decided to give my Hall of Fame speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in McKenzie Arena on Saturday, August 4,” Owens posted on Twitter. “The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 3:17 p.m.”

Owens added that he is “proud to be a Moc, and I’m honored to be able to share this experience with my family, friends, teammates and fans at the place that provided me an opportunity beyond high school and where I truly began to find myself as an athlete.”

The 44-year-old Owens said he is looking forward to the event, and “Getcha popcorn ready.”

Owens was a three-sport athlete at Chattanooga, where he played football from 1992-95. He also played basketball and ran track for the Mocs. Owens said he “realized just how much I want to celebrate what will inevitably be the best weekend of my life at a place that means so much to me.”
He was voted into the hall in February after being denied in his first two years of eligibility. His announcement last month that he was skipping the Aug. 4 induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame is unprecedented by an enshrinee.

In a statement released last month by his publicist, Owens said: “While I am incredibly appreciative of this opportunity, I have made the decision to publicly decline my invitation to attend the induction ceremony in Canton.

“After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate what will be one of the most memorable days of my life, elsewhere,” Owens added. “At a later date, I will announce where and when I will celebrate my induction.”
Owens entered the league as a third-round pick by San Francisco in 1996 and developed into a star known for some memorable playoff appearances, including his winning 25-yard TD catch to beat Green Bay in 1999; his 177 yards in a comeback win against the Giants in 2003; and his nine catches for 122 yards in the 2004 Super Bowl against New England just seven weeks after breaking his leg.
He ranks second to Jerry Rice with 15,934 yards receiving and is third on the all-time touchdowns receiving list with 153.

Owens heavily criticized the voting process when he failed to be elected in 2016 and 2017. Among the reasons he fell short were his being considered a divisive teammate and negative presence in the locker room.

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