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New gigs! Tisha Campbell and Regina King are currently working on a cop drama while Remy Ma will be joining the “Queen of the South” cast. Get those deets, plus leanr about Ava DuVernay's new superhero project inside...
Back in December, Tisha Campbell-Martin’s show “Secrets & Lies” was canceled and so was Regina King’s “American Crime,” a show that earned her TWO EMMY awards.
But, no worries!
The YBF actresses have inked new gigs on an upcoming ABC cop drama series. They’re going to play two of five black sisters who serve as officers in the NYPD. Now that is going to be an interesting spin on a show.
Not only is Regina starring in the series, she’s also executive producing alongside “GMA’s” Robin Roberts and Pam Veasey, and she’ll be directing. Pam Veasey will write the script.
Here’s the synopsis:
“[The untitled drama will follow] the lives of five African-American sisters, all officers in the NYPD, as they face the challenges of their high-risk jobs while juggling the responsibilities of marriage, motherhood and family."
Tisha has joined Amirah Vann (“Underground,” “How To Get Away With Murder”), who will play one of the sisters.
The “Martin” alum will play Sergeant Anise Kendrick-Morrison, "a witty, tough, and outspoken Patrol Officer with a sharp sense of humor. She is immensely proud of her family, especially her four sisters who are all in the NYPD. The first to join the force, she proudly patrols her own childhood neighborhood in Queens." The series is actually based on true story about the Holmes sisters, who Robin Roberts covered on "Good Morning America."
Yep, Tisha is returning to her old stomping grounds at the ABC network after starring on “Dr. Ken” and “My Wife and Kids.”
And unless you’ve been under a rock, there are rumors that Tisha could reunite with Martin Lawrence for a “Martin” reboot. Chick has to stay busy after filing for divorce from her husband of 20+ years Duane Martin.
In other TV news...
And I’m having soooo much fun!!!
You guys are the best https://t.co/TPqiGSowia
— Remy Ma (@RealRemyMa) March 15, 2018
When the rap queen meets the drug queen!
Remy Ma is looking to get her feet wet in the acting world as it was just announced that she’ll be guest starring in Season 3 of USA Network’s “Queen of the South.”
According to USA Network‘s news release, Remy“is set to appear as Vee, a key member of Chicago drug mogul Devon Finch’s (Jamie Hector) security detail. Vee is efficient in combat and weaponry, courageous, deeply loyal, and can always be depended on by her boss and crew.'”
Goodbye reality TV, hello scripted television. 2018 is looking better and better for Rem.
They’re currently shooting scenes for Season 3. No word just yet when the new season premieres.
In movie news...
Ava DuVernay is still making big moves after her #2 box office hit A Wrinkle In Time.
The fab directress will be bringing her talents to Warner Bros and DC's big-budget screen adaptation of The New Gods. Of course, if she closes the deal with them. Once the deal is done, they'll be looking for a screenwriter who will create the narrative and work one-on-one with Ava.
This is a HUGE deal being that this will be the second time a superhero franchise from Warner Bros/DC will be directed by a woman, following Wonder Woman.
The New Gods was the Genesis of the uber-villain Darkseid. Also called “Fourth World,” the Kirby creation debuted in a trilogy of related comics written and drawn by Kirby that were published in the very early 1970s: New Gods, Forever People and Mister Miracle. The New Gods came into existence after the world of the gods of classic mythology were destroyed during Ragnarok. The deities inhabit two planets: one is New Genesis, a lush paradise, and the other Apokolips, which sounds like Dante’s version of hell. War ensues. There is a rich universe of extraordinary characters for DuVernay to play with here.
Ava stays killing it.
Step inside for our family round up involving Halle Berry and her kids, Ray J and Princess Love’s upcoming arrival, and the custody battle update between Nas and Kelis…
We love seeing Halle Berry on the screen and off the screen, especially when she’s on mom duty.
The 51-year-old mom-of-two was spotted leaving the dentist office with her kids, Nahla (9) and Maceo (4), in Beverly Hills following a routine check up at the dentist.
As they strolled through the streets, the Oscar winning actress toted a colorful umbrella to keep the kiddies dry just in case it started to rain.
Little Maceo looked like he was ready to take off running any minute.
As of now, the Hollywood actress isn't working on any new projects. Maybe she's focusing more of her time into her lingerie collection, Scandale.
Speaking of family time...
Ray J and Princess Love had some fun celebrating their first child together that's about to make their grand entrance into the world.
Princess’ mother threw a baby shower for the “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” stars. Ray J got to meet all of Princess’ cousins on her Filipino side.
We noticed all of the pictures the soon-to-be parents posted were in black and white. And now we know why…
They were trying to conceal whether they were having a boy or a girl based on the color of the decorations. But, someone who received access to their baby’s registry revealed the couple will be welcoming a baby girl!
Everything on the registry is dripping in PINK, so it’s do doubt they’re having a girl.
According to TMZ, here are some of the luxe items on their list:
The gifts ain't cheap either. A baby basket made of cashmere runs about $2,800, while a travel crib costs about $300. A lot of outfits range between $25 and $200 ... and a damn rocking sheep (horses are out apparently) will set their guests back nearly $1,000!
There’s also talk of another baby shower set to go down this weekend in LA. Sources claim they’re dropping a cool $250,000 for the shower. Sheesh!
Baby Norwood is expected to make her arrival this summer.
Peep flicks from the baby shower bash below:
Congrats again to the couple!
In not so good news...
The Nas vs. Kelis custody battle over their son Knight Jones is doing going strong in court. And now, their lawyers are reportedly stooping to new lows.
According to reports, Nas’ attorney went so far as to call the “Milkshake” singer a “d*ck” during a recent deposition. Apparently, ish got heated during the deposition and Kelis claims Nas’ attorney started getting petty, calling her a “fattie” and a “d*ck.” The nerve.
Sounds like this is only going to hurt the Queensbridge rapper, even more so since Kelis is requesting more child support from him as well.
Photos: Backgrid/Getty/Ray's IG/Princess' IG
National Geographic's newest issue will cover race, but before the publication puts everyone else on blast about the subject, they decided to confront their own racism when it comes to choosing covers. And they’re acting as if light skin blacks aren’t common. Deets inside…
Here we are in 2018 and we’re still tackling race.
National Geographic decided this month’s topic would be on race, but before they highlighted the subject, they decided to examine it’s own history of racism. Especially when it comes to the covers they choose for the magazine.
National Geographic’s editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg, who is the first woman and the first Jewish person to become EIC, wrote an open letter inside “The Race Issue” to pull the lid back on the publication’s racism.
As she summarized, “until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States . . . . Meanwhile it pictured ‘natives’ elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages—every type of cliché,” she wrote in the letter with the headline, “For Decades, Our Coverage was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It.”
The new cover features bi-racial fraternal twins, Marcia and Millie Biggs, who are seemingly used to represent our “post racial future.” Oh? Where exactly have you been National Geographic?
In fact, it’s not a rarity for one twin to resemble one parent and vice versa. Looking at them, one would say their differences lie in the color of their skin. Not their race. In the story, it talks about how race isn’t even a real thing, but is this the right story to support that idealogy?
“The 21-century understanding of human genetics tells us that the whole idea of race is a human invention,” Patricia Edmonds wrote in “The Race Issue.”
Then she wrote, “And yet 50 years after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., racial identity has reemerged as a fundamental dividing line in our world.”
Yet, on the cover of the magazine, “Black and White” is written under the picture of the girls. Aren't both children, according to the generally accepted idealogy, black?
The tagline reads, “These twin sisters make us rethink everything we know about race.”
The second tagline online reads, "These Twins, One Black and One White, Will Make You Rethink Race".
Because this isn't the first time we've seen fraternal twins with different complexions. Is one actually "white"?
If you're black, then you know how our skin color can vary even when we share the same blood. So, how exactly do these twins make us rethink everything we know about race? It's like they're acting as if there has never been twins, bi-racial twins at that, who share different features and skin color.
It’s also odd that Nat Geo writes about getting away from these classifications in the issue, yet still using the same terminology in their coverage.
Twitter has been in an uproar all week about this, by the way.
Photo: National Geographic
“My Wife & Kids” star Parker McKenna Posey has been getting cozy with YouTube guru Chris Sails on the heels of Chris calling it quits with his wife Queen Naija due to cheating. More inside…
She’s all grown up! Really grown up.
We first met Parker McKenna Posey as the adorable youngest child, named Kady Kyle, in the family on “My Wife & Kids.” Now, she’s all grown up and she’s making headlines involving her love life.
The actress is sparking dating rumors (again) after she popped up on YouTube guru Chris Sails’ Instagram page. Apparently, Parker is Chris’ leading lady in his new music video and he shared a few lovey, dovey behind-the-scenes flicks from shoot.
“Music Video coming soon! @parkermckennaaa thank you gorgeous for being apart of my first music video I’m super excited photo credit @linnylinnnlin,” he captioned on Instagram.
And here’s a BTS clip from the video that shows just how steamy it gets between the two during the video treatment:
Then, this happened...
During the shoot, Parker posed for a picture holding Chris’ son CJ, whom he shares with this wife Queen Naija, in her lap with a lace bathing suit on. A makeup artist snapped the flick and posted it to social media and it started making its rounds quickly. Fans of Chris and Queen were upset that Chris would have another woman around his child so soon after breaking up with his wife and they were mad she was holding him without a shirt on.
Here’s Chris explaining the picture, claiming it wasn’t taken to spite Queen:
Parker continues to deny dating Chris, yet she always seems to pop up when he's on Instagram Live filming. They've gone shopping together and are heard calling each other "bae."
Peep the clips above and below to see Parker and Chris all boo'd up like they're a couple:
About a month ago, he made a video with the title "INTRODUCING MY NEW GIRLFRIEND!," however he never actually introduces her, but Parker does appear in the clip:
As for what Chris' estranged wife thinks of it all...
Queen said Parker can have Chris and she has no beef with her. As for the picture of Parker holding her son, she said she doesn't have a problem with it because she knows Chris wouldn't have their son around someone who would harm him in any way.
If you're not familiar with Chris and Queen, they rose to YouTube fame with their relationship YouTube series. However, Chris admitted he cheated on his wife back in September 2017. They have since called it quits, but fans are still holding out hope that they will get back together.
From the looks of it, it doesn't appear that'll be happening any time soon.
By the way, Queen has a new man in her life as well. Bloop.
Photos: Chris' IG
Soon as Jim Jones started to feel like being on “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition” was a waste of time, his fiancée Chrissy Lampkin hits him with some truth serum. Catch the sneak peek before tonight’s episode inside…
Rapper Jim Jones, his fiancée of 7 years Chrissy Lampkin and his mother Mama Jones have been working through their family issues on the latest season of “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition.” And we've got a sneak peek at how they're doing.
In tonight's episode, the Dipset rapper appears to have had enough of all of the “work” they’ve been putting in during “bootcamp.” He made it known to the counselors that all of the exercises they have them doing aren’t working.
“You’re not doing nothing that’s substantial to what me and my family came here for,” he told them.
Well, Dr. Ish whipped out the big guns, revealing a clip of Chrissy pouring her heart out about how hard she has worked to save their relationship over the years and how she's tired of feeling like she has to constantly prove herself worthy of being with Jimmy.
It seems that was enough to get the NYC rapper in his feelings and motivated to actually do the “work" to save his family.
Peep the clip below:
See it all go down TONIGHT on “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition” at 9pm EST on WETV.
Photo: Chrissy's IG
Drake and Lauryn Hill on a track? Yep. Get the deets on their secret collaboration, plus listen to Trina and Rick Ross’ new collaboration titled “Barking” inside…
Some fans got a sneak peek (or listen) to a new Drake track that appears to feature Lauryn Hill.
L. Boogie’s son Joshua Omaru Marley posted up a snippet of the song – that we believe to be titled “Showin Off” – on his Snapchat that he captioned, “Drake x Mom. Nobody has this but me.”
A snippet of the alleged track was also uploaded to SoundCloud by a user, but it was quickly yanked down by Drizzy’s camp. Drake’s label Universal Music Group issued a cease-and-desist letter to the person who uploaded the track:
NEXT DRAKE SINGLE IS TITLED “SHOWIN OFF” pic.twitter.com/N5lD8z56JD
— peter savage aka 35 savage (@pdame72) March 14, 2018
Based on what some folks heard before it was taken down, “Showin Off” features the Young Money rapper spitting bars over a new version of L. Boogie’s 1998 hit “Ex-Factor,” a cute featured on her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
On the track, he reportedly raps:
“You’ve been inside, know you like to lay low/I’ve been peepin’ what you bringing to the table / Working hard, girl, everything paid for.”
We would share the snippet, but it's literally being yanked down everywhere it’s posted.
It’s unclear if Drizzy and Lauryn are officially collaborating on the track or if he’s just sampling her from her catalog. It wouldn’t be the first time he used an L. Boogie sample. He rhymed over Lauryn’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” on his track “Draft Day.” He also brought Lauryn Hill out during his OVO Fest in 2014.
We know Drizzy is currently working on a new album in Toronto, so there’s no telling if this mystery track will land on it or not.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see if the song will see the light of day.
In other new music...
Trina and Rick Ross are teaming up again!
After collaborating on Trina’s 2002 “Told Y'All,” the Baddest B*tch and the Biggest Bawse have reunited for her new track, “Barking.” And it’s extra ratchet and raunchy -- the makings of the perfect strip club anthem.
The lyrics are extra X-Rated. Rozay hops on the hook rapping:
“She wanna throw it like a dog, throw it like a dog (repeat)/Got me barking in that p*ssy (repeat)/I’m a big dog (repeat)
The Diamond Princess laced the track with her usual lewd rhymes:
“You got me feeling ratchet, big fat n*gga/Maybach keys, lay back nigga/I bust it wide open for that black cock. I know the forecast you gone make it rain hard.”
The new track drops on the heels of Rozay being released from the hospital after a 4-day stint. He’s working on his next album, Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill. Meanwhile, the “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” star is looking to release another solo album titled The One and then she’s dropping a collaboration anthem with her homie/co-star Trick Daddy.
Take a listen below:
We feelin' it?
Blue Ivy Carter was out in L.A. Saturday night bidding on $19K pieces of art and just being a queen and ish. Check out The Carters, Kandi Burruss, Solange Knowles, Bianca Lawson and more at Tina & Richard Lawson's Wearable Art Gala inside...
Beyoncé's mom and step dad Tina and Richard Lawson are hard core art enthusiasts, so they put on a bomb function last night at their WACO art gallery.
Queen Bey was honored with the Humanitarian Award at last night's Wearable Art Gala, but queen-in-training Blue Ivy stole the show. Again.
Blue arrived and clearly believed it was her party and her night, and even slayed the WACO to WAKANDA theme. Just doing what queens do.
A whole mood.
Then she got carried away with the auction paddle, bidding on a $19,000 piece focused on Sidney Poitier. She's very rich chile.
@blueivy.carter #blueivy out here bidding bags for #art It was an incredible piece of #sidneypoitier in crushed glass so #lilmama was absolutely justified!! FYI she didn’t win this one but got another piece for about the same amount. #culturedkid #sophisticated #chocolatechip #beyonce #jayz #blueivycarter #thecarters #wearableart #wearableartgala #mstina #starjones by #tanikaraydirects
Papa Hov said 'Not so fast' though. Ha!
Bey sweetly accepted her award given to her by her friend Hannah, whose story she's brought awareness to, and Hannah's mother.
#Beyonce via Instagram / Mar 17 - For Tina Knowles’ second annual Wearable Art Gala, Beyoncé chose a custom gown by design house Falguni Shane Peacock. Featuring metallic cutouts and a gold train, the dress played into the evening’s theme of Waco to Wakanda, the fictional world in which “Black Panther” takes place. - “We wanted to create an art statement, taking inspiration from the Nubian warrior queen [Amanishakheto],” said designers Falguni and Shane Peacock. “We felt it was the perfect inspiration when designing for such a strong woman like Beyoncé.” The Indian duo previously worked with Bey on the long black gown seen in her “Formation” video. - “The metallic cutouts are placed strategically to mimic the shape of armor, as worn by the Nubian armies,” the designers continued. “The elaborate gold train was added to create a 3-D effect that emphasized royalty. Between the metallic cutouts to the gold dramatic train, we attained an artistic statement while respecting the Nubian inspiration.” - “We worked closely with stylist Marni Senofonte, who told us that Beyoncé was in love with [the dress] as soon as she saw it,” added Falguni and Shane. “This gown took us countless hours over a span of 10 days to create.” Via @wwd
Bey's dramatic metallic gold look was designed by Falguni Shane Peacock. Completely over-the-top yet totally necessary.
Kandi Burruss nabbed the Mom of the Year award when she got Bey to take a pic with her daughter Riley and stepdaughter Kaela and friend.
The Lawsons showed up and showed out for their gala, obviously.
OK Mrs. Lawson!
"Queen Sugar" star Bianca Lawson looked pretty, and we still can't believe chick is 38.
The Lawsons' bestoes Magic and Cookie Johnson kept thnigs regal.
The Lawsons' other besties Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Jackson came to support.
Tina's bestie Vanessa Bell Calloway kept it colorful in a mermaid style dress.
LisaRaye was also there and on theme.
BET President Debra Lee and former BET VP Stephen Hill were there. Stephen been planning on this outfit all year it seems.
Lil Rel Howry nabbed a pic with Hov, whose "Moonlight" video he starred in recently.
Singer/actress V. Bozeman looked super gorge.
Well damn Broderick Hunter. Makes no sense to be this fine.
The Burruss Tuckers showed up as a unit...and extra ready for a trip to Wakanda:
Solange snapped pics with folks while supporting her mom and stepdad.
Chloe & Halle looked stunning on the carpet. Werk, ladies!
Angela Rye and Winston Duke were all about Wakanda Forever.
Photos & Videos: Getty/Instagram
The incidents of exploding packages around the city of Austin are still occurring, and the latest has injured more people just one day after SXSW cancelled The Roots and several planned concerts after bomb threats. Full story inside...
Two men have been rushed to the hospital with serious, but non life threatening life injuries in yet another explosion in Austin, Texas Sunday night.
Over the last few weeks, incidents of exploding packages being delivered to Austin area homes have been happening at an alarming rate. Police have been treating the sometimes fatal incidents as possible hate crimes as the victims have been black or hispanic. What's REALLY going on?!
Information about Sunday's victims has not yet been released.
FINAL: Critical Incident @ 4800blk Dawn Song Dr (correct incident address), Only 1 incident location has been confirmed. #ATCEMSMedics have transported X2 ~20's Males to SAMC w/serious, but not expected to be life-threatening injuries. Refer all inquires to @Austin_Police
— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) March 19, 2018
Re: Bomb Hotshot: Residents in immediate area of 4800 Dawn Song Dr., wait in your homes and follow instructions of officers if/when given. APD PIO
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 19, 2018
While there is no word yet if this is related to three previous explosions that happened earlier this month that killed two and injured two, authorities are treating the incident with an abundance of caution.
Dawn Song residents have been ordered not to leave their homes until daylight. Schools will also be delayed for two hours tomorrow.
ABC 7 News reports:
APD Chief Brian Manley says residents within half mile radius of Dawn Song Drive are advised to stay inside or avoid the area until daylight, and that police are investigating a second item--a backpack--found in the neighborhood.
The FBI and ATF are on the scene to assist in the investigation.
An emergency alert also just went out to many phones of people in Austin to stay inside:
Cell phone emergency alert sent to residents in the Mopac/Southwest Parkway area as police, FBI and ATF investigate explosion that seriously injured two men tonight. #austin#explosionpic.twitter.com/WVFTjFRkwE
— MelanieTorre (@melanietorre) March 19, 2018
Austin police's Chief Manley says his department, as well as the FBI and other groups, are offering a combined $110,000 reward for any information surrounding these exploding packages. He just gave a brief update on the current situation, urging everyone to stay inside as they investigate a suspicious backpack:
Initial Statement from Chief Manley regarding explosion https://t.co/CCydXhmQ8e
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 19, 2018
VIDEO: Retreat at Travis Country subdision closed off and surrounded with APD, AFD, FBI and ATF. @chief_manley says it will be “daylight at minimum” before residents are allowed out or in. Investigators are sweeping the area for safety. #austin#explosionpic.twitter.com/GkvE66W3Kp
— MelanieTorre (@melanietorre) March 19, 2018
No other updates will be given until the morning.
— The Roots (@theroots) March 18, 2018
The popular SXSW (South by Southwest) festival is currently going down in the southern city as well. Festival organizers and sponsors have been cancelling concerts left and right all weekend due to bomb threats. The Roots' big concert was cancelled Saturday night before the perp making a bomb threat to their particular show was actually caught.
https://t.co/NYmAcIKBv8 (thx @craftyiscool) no one is Mr “show must go on” than me. But we can’t risk our lives if we are told there was a bomb threat. I’m sure we will return to Austin ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for understanding.
— T'Questlove (@questlove) March 18, 2018
Ludacris was set to perform during their show, and posted up video from rehearsal right before Saturday's cancellation.
Drummer Questlove even had to check a Twitter follower about being mad about the cancellation:
But you still whining about not seeing a show after you were told (& tweeted you DIDNT BELIEVE) what happened....doesn’t make you look....selfish tho ? But nevermind safety just “shut up & play yer show!” right? https://t.co/2FpRl5irIm
— T'Questlove (@questlove) March 18, 2018
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Grab your afro wigs and plaid suits! Migos is taking us back to the "Soul Train" days and Drake reunites with his fave bad gyal Rihanna...on wax.
Offset, Quavo and Takeoff tapped into their 70's and 80's vibes to serve up some strong "Soul Train" tease for ther new video.
Their infectious "Walk It Talk Talk It" track off their Culture II album just got the video treatment, and it's hilar.
They recreated the Saturday morning groove show from back in the day - the ATL homies tapped Jamie Foxx to play the late Don Cornelius and Drake spits his feature in the most serious jherri curl wig. Check it:
By the way, the trio continues their international take over with a show at the O2 Academy in London this Tuesday night.
Speaking of Drake, he just hopped on the official remix for N.E.R.D.& his ex-boo Rihanna's massive hit "Lemon." Check out his new intro verse he laced the track with below. Issa bop.
We barely recognized this big haired pop diva making her way to her new job Sunday. Chick keeps a check, but not necearily a look. Guess who...
She hasn't been looking like her normal self lately, but a messy ass divorce and an ex-husband stressing you all the way out will do it to you.
This mom of three works plenty of jobs and is seemingly returning to the look that made her famous:
Hey Mel B.!
The former Spice Girl was spotted arriving at "America's Got Talent" filming in Pasadena Sunday to do her judge duties.
She's rocking those huge curls again that gave her a unique steez during her "Wannabe" days, and a leopard print jacket and heels she would have totally rocked back in the 90's in her Scary Spice era.
She's looking quite slim and trim, but fit, and much lighter than her usual. Maybe she's been skipping out on her bronzers and self tanners and just trying to manage a household these days. Who knows.
We do know that despite her messy split from ex-husband Stephen Belafonte, she's still in touch with her 14-year-old former stepdaughter, Giselle Belafonte. Mel was spotted meeting up with her at the taping and giving her a back stage laminate.
Always family, we guess.
Russell Simmons' reputation has been taking a beating after several women made detailed claims that he raped them. Apparently, none of that has stopped these model chicks from exchanging bodily fluids with him.
Pics of Russ and his latest chick inside...
Russell Simmons surfaced this weekend after laying low for months after several allegations of rape and sexual misconduct pushed him out of his own company Def Jam.
But it looks like the #MeToo movement doesn't matter to everyone, especially not to a young model getting wined and dined by the mogul.
Russell was spotted at Craig's Restaurant in L.A. Saturday night on a date after his come-to-Jesus trip to Bali.
The twosome were caught smooching in the car while speeding away after dinner. Girl...good luck with that.
We give it another month or so before he moves on to the next.
Fantasia showed out in Miami this weekend going from a twerkfest and church on stage. And she's not letting the drama with her Charlotte mansion keep her down...
Oh, hey Fanny. The singer flashed her ring (and thighs) at the Jazz In The Garden festival Saturday night. She showed off some new curves with a lil booty action too while performing "Doin' the Butt":
— Tania Francois (@SheBreaksNews) March 18, 2018
Back on the home front, the powerhouse chick and her husband Kendall are having trouble selling her Charlotte home, and she just sliced the price all the way down to $479K. She bought th propery for $740K in 2004, and she's been lowering the price every few days this past month.
Sounds like she's ready to be rid of it....quickly.
The reason for the rushed sale is unclear, whether it's about needing money or just wanting a fresh start.
We do know she and her family are still recovering from the shocking and tragic death of her oldest nephew, 18-year-old Tyquan, who was shot multiple times following an argument at a Greensboro, North Carolina residential complex. The suspect is still being held on bond.
1. Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue has stepped aside from his coaching duties to get a grasp on his health issues. Of course, fans are speculating his rift with Lebron James is actually to blame. STATEMENT
2. Fifth Harmony says they're taking a hiatus as a gorup to pursue solo projects. STATEMENT
Guess who’s bizzack?! Yep, it’s Wendy Williams. Find out how the daytime talk show host is doing after her 3-week hiatus inside…
Wendy Williams has been taking a break from bringing the morning tea for the last three weeks. She;'s never missed a taping of the show, until now. Unfortunately for her, the media queen had to take three weeks from taping her show after falling ill. After her much needed, break, she’s feeling a lot better.
She returned this morning to host (above, all smiles alonside Dr. Oz), following her friend Jerry O'Connell filling in for her. Would have been nice to have had a black woman fill her seat, but she likely wasn't trying to give the powers that be any ammunition to replace her.
As expected, chick broke down crying thanking her staff and her co-hosts - the audience - for riding with her.
During Wendy’s last taping before her break, she announced that she had Graves' disease, which is described as the overproduction of thyroid hormones. Not only that, the 53-year-old also suffers from hyperthyroidism, a condition caused by an overactive thyroid.
In a new interview with “Good Morning America” that aired right before today' show, she revealed she had skipped a few appointments with her endocrinologist due to nervousness
“I’m functioning OK. I feel a little weird, but I’ll get through it,” she told "Good Morning America."
The daytime talk show host was NOT feeling having to miss so much time from work, but it ended up being the “best prescription ever" She said she's going to start putting her self first and looking after her health.
“We as women, particularly if we have families. We’re taking care of children, husbands, homes. We take care of everybody but ourselves. I’m not doing that anymore Amy. Wendy first!”
Oh, and she has a special request for her Wendy Watchers when you see her out in these streets:
“If there is one thing I could request from my Wendy Watchers, please don’t ask me how I feel. When I see you in the grocery store, when I see you in the streets, please don’t ask me how I feel with the woo woo woo and the puppy eyes. Because then I’m going to snap, ‘How do you feel?’ Come on now, I’m not that girl.”
She said she wants her fans to ask her “How you doin’?” so she can respond, “Alright.” Ha!
Peep the full interview below:
Welcome back, Wendy!
Photos: Wendy's IG
The reunion taping of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” went down recently and now the rumor mill is in full drive about what went down during the taping. Sip the tea inside…
Another juicy reunion show will be hitting our televisions soon.
All of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” ladies reunited to tape the season finale and from what we’re hearing, it’s going to be just as LIT as the season. Firth things first…
Y’all! Kenya Moore is claiming she is pregnant with her husband Marc Daly’s baby…allegedly. Sources spilled tea to B. Scott, revealing Kenya could be welcoming a new bundle of joy by the end of the year. You know, it’s not impossible that she could be pregnant at her age. She’s 47. Janet Jackson did it.
So get this…
Fans noticed the seating arrangement had Kenya seated all the way on the end of the couch. Oh? And you know when you’re on the end of the couch, there isn’t much to discuss. So, it makes sense Kenya dropped the pregnancy bomb. Chick needs a storyline. And we hear her husband is now more willing to appear on camera. Remember when producers were threatening her, saying she HAD to show him or get the boot?
So yeah, sounds like Kenya just scored her peach for the next season.
And there’s more….
Ever since #RoachGate, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann have been at each other’s necks. Well, they’re actually been feuding since before #RoachGate, but they’re really firing shots at one another now.
Just to catch you up...
Kim's daughter Brielle filmed a video of herself in NeNe's bathroom with a bug in the background. The clip ended up on social media with Brielle and her mom saying NeNe had roaches in her home.
It’s reported NeNe and Kim get into a huge argument during the reunion where Kim ends up storming off stage in anger (shocker, and we bet Kroy was right there to whisk her away before she even got two steps from the stage).
After the taping, NeNe took to Twitter to express her feelings and then Kim’s daughter Brielle Zolciak Biermann hopped on to respond.
Here's what NeNe had to say (read fromt the bottom up):
Brielle also had some words after the taping (read from the bottom up):
Oh. NeNe also popped off on her co-star Sheree Whitfield, and Sheree had time:
The season finale is going to be a doozy. Peep the seating chart for the upcoming reunion below:
Trey Songz is officially in lock up over a felony domestic violence charge. Plus, rapper NBA Youngboy is talking about ending his life over his new charges.
Trigga is locked up! After he was told he was set to be arrested, the singer turned himself in to LAPD this morning on a felony domestic violence charge. The charge stems from accuser Andrea Buerawho says Trey punched her repeatedly during All Star Weekend when he became upset with her for some unknown reason.
The singer turned himself in, with his attorney Shawn Holley, for the alleged incident involving a woman he was out with in L.A. last month during NBA All-Star weekend. He was booked at 6 AM, and released shortly after 8 AM. He posted a $50,000 bond.
Trey interestingly post this Snap pic right before pulling up to the authorities:
Trey defended himself earlier on Twitter for the first time, saying he remained quiet about the allegations this whole time at the recommendation of his team:
I won’t be speaking too much more on this but would like to thank you for all the prayers and support.
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) March 19, 2018
For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) March 19, 2018
While Trey claims she's lying, Andrea says Trey put her in the hospital with severe bruises and a concussion.
In other arrest news, the Baton Rouge rapper you couldn't pick out of a line up but have surely heard about his antics is making headlines again.
NBA Youngboy was just handed down formal charges stemming from the disgusting beat down he gave his girlfriend, Jania, at a Georgia hotel recently. Said beat down was caught on video, and we all know this is the not the first time he's completely disrespected her for the world to see.
He's been charged with aggravated assault and kidnapping, the latter because he dragged her body into a hotel room.
The video is disgusting, and definitely not the first time we wanted to reach through the screen and square up with his a**.
His girlfriend tried to convince a grand jury that it was "just horseplay." Girl...
He was released on a $75K bail last week, but around the same time as today's 2-count indictment, he's garnering sympathy for his "I want my life to end" tweet:
Just need to hurry up in die so this shit can be over
— NBA YOUNGBOY (@GGYOUNGBOY) March 18, 2018
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Iggy Azalea is opening up about how ish got crazy after she called it quits with her ex-fiancé Nick Young. And if you thought she’d be going anywhere, guess again. She copped her green card. Deets inside…
Looks like Iggy's staying in the States even longer now.
In June 2016, Iggy Azalea announced to the world that she and her NBA fiancé Nick Young were calling it quits one year after getting engaged. The announcement came three months after Nick was involved in a cheating scandal that Iggy couldn’t get over. Let's not forget, he made a baby with his son's mother, Keona Green, while he was with Iggy and she found out about it just like the rest of us.
Now, the Australian rapper is dishing details on what went down after their breakup. Making a stop in the clubhouse for “Watch What Happens Live,” the “Black Widow” rapper revealed she burned up ALL Nick’s ish when she found out he was cheating on her. And not just the cheap stuff. She made sure to grab as much designer ish that she could.
"I burned it all, darling," she spilled. "I burned a lot, and I threw stuff in the pool, too. I started off with water and it seemed like that didn't work." Water? Girl…
"I used to break stuff in our house, and I realized that I was breaking my own sh*t. I was like, ‘That's stupid,' and he didn't care," she said. "So I was like, ‘I'm going to find some sh*t you care about and I'm going to start destroying that,' which was his clothes."
She went straight Waiting to Exhale on him! Shocked she had it in her, honestly. We know many of her parts are flammable.
She learned a valuable lesson too:
"Expensive things don't burn well," she said while laughing with "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak Biermann. She said his Forever 21 items went up in flames easily while his designer clothes didn’t burn that well.
Peep the clip below:
Peep clips of Iggy chatting about whether she would collaborate with Cardi B and if Kenya Moore should get the boot off "RHOA" and more below:
In other Iggy news...
Love her, or hate her, she's not going anywhere.
After living in the U.S. for 12 years, the "Fancy" rapper was awarded a green card to stay. Once she copped her official paperwork, she didn't waste anytime hopping on social media to let her fans know:
Congratulations to Iggy Azalea on being approved for a US Green Card! The "Fancy” rapper took to her Instagram Story to celebrate: “I got accepted into America forever!” pic.twitter.com/Uxs7tOywDF
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 15, 2018
Seriously! I’ve been here 12 years! only just got approved!
been paying my fed & state taxes etc but can’t vote or have a say how it’s spent.
Some people are SO miserable.
Y’all would be happy for me to get deported back to a country I only know 4 ppl in though! I worked hard. https://t.co/SlLx7f98dS
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) March 15, 2018
Yeah, she's here to stay.
Photos: Pacific Coast News/WWHL
“Real Housewives of Potomac” star Charrise Jackson Jordan got demoted for the upcoming season, but she’s unbothered by it all. At least, it appears that way. We've got exclusive new photos of the reality star inside…
What super trailer? Oh, the one that “Real Housewives of Potomac” left Charrise Jackson Jordan out of it? Yep. Chick got demoted. When she returns for the new season she’ll just be a “friend” to the show and Bravo even snatched her picture from the group cast photo.
Ahh well. She doesn’t seem concerned in the least bit.
The reality star, who recently ended her relationship with assistant Charlotte Hornets coach Eddie Jordan, was spotted leaving the posh Beverly Hills Hotel with a mystery man. Oh? Is this her attempt at getting her spot back on the show? We're a bit confused as to why he's walking so far behind her. Maybe it's her stylist or bestie chile. Who knows.
Guess we will find out about this situationship (if this is even a thing and not a PR stunt) when “RHOP” returns for a new season Sunday, April 1 at 10pm EST.
In case you missed it, check out the supertrailer to catch up on all the shenanigans HERE. This season's gonna be GOOD.
By the way, Charisse is still hanging out with a few of the ladies from the show:
Kirk Frost finally admits what most of us already knew about his side chick baby situationship. Find out what he told his wife Rasheeda inside…
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” returned for a new season last night and Kirk Frost finally put the rumors to rest. All last season Kirk’s storyline involved him stepping out on his wife Rasheeda with a stripper named Jasmine and allegedly getting her pregnant.
Well, the results are finally in and we now know if Kirk is the father. So….is he?
The results came back confirming Kirk is the father to Jasmine’s son, Kannon (pictured below with Jasmine's boyfriend, Rod).
Like, seriously. He knew. She knew. We ALL knew.
Sadly, it devastated Rasheeda and crushed all hopes she had of trying to reconcile. Swipe through both clips above to see Kirk admit to his wife that he fathered a baby outside of their marriage.
Despite being separated, Rasheeda is seemingly still in her husband's corner. She threw him a birthday party in January (atop) following the death of his mother.
Some fans are still not buying Kirk and Rasheeda's "storyline." From what we hear, Kirk and Rasheeda are getting paid the most on "LAHH: ATL" and this storyline is keeping them relevant. Jasmine is allegedly going along with it to get paid as well. And we see on her Instagram she has made some upgrades to her body from last season.
What do you all think?
Photos: Rasheeda's IG/Jasmine's IG
Rick Ross is getting back into the swing of things following his hospitalization. Meanwhile, French Montana is celebrating with the people in Uganda after helping them open a hospital. Deets inside…
The Bawse is back!
Two weeks after he returned home from a 4-day hospital stay, Rick Ross is getting back to performing. The MMG honcho had the party LIT as he hit the stage to perform at celeb hotspot LIV in Miami this weekend.
He made his first public appearance during a shopping spree with his daughters at the luxury Bal Harbour Shops in Miami.
Rapper Lil Wayne, who seemingly has made up with Birdman despite his lawsuit still pending, was also in the mix.
A few days before...
Rozay rocked his performance since his health scare at The Light nightclub in Vegas Friday night.
He stopped his show to give a shoutout to his homie/MMG rapper Meek Mill, who's currently in jail for a probation violation. It's reported Meek will be back in court on Monday, April 16th, for an opportunity to overturn his conviction.
Peep a clip from Rozay's performance below:
In rapper's giving back news...
French Montana went to Uganda last year to shoot a video. While there, he stopped by a hospital to meet the people and promised them he would help them anyway he knew how. He kept his word and now has a new hospital up and running (thanks to some help from Diddy& The Weeknd) that's equipped to take care of 300,000 people. Woot!
See flicks of LeToya Luckett turn up with her besties Keri Hilson and Eudoxie Bridges for her birthday. Also, peep flicks and videos of Amara La Negra rocking the SXSW stage inside...
Girls just want to have fun, especially when she’s celebrating a birthday.
Singer/actress LeToya Luckett is currently in Atlanta hitting the stage to flex her acting chops in the "Set It Off" stage play alongside Da Brat, Kyla Pratt and Demetria McKinney.
The YBF baddies rounded up her girls Keri Hilson adn Ludacris' wife Eudoxie Bridges to celebrate her 37th birthday at Empire Lounge in the “A.” And as you can see, the ladies had a ball snapping flicks, sipping spirits, and dancing it up in VIP:
We see Keri was busy doing the "Pretty Girl Rock."
Also in attendance...
No surprise to see LeToya's husband Tommicus Walker in the mix for the birthday festivities.
The couple tied the knot during a lavish ceremony at the Villa Antonia, a sprawling mansion in the canyons of the Texas Hill Country in Austin, TX in December 2017.
Come thru ladies.
All three ladies looked hot.
Ride out with LeToya for the birthday fun below:
Further Down South....
Say what you want about Amara LaNegra. One thing's for sure, she’s using the “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” platform to advance her career the right way. Clearly, everybody ain't able.
The reality star/entertainer, decked out in a Valentino Omar ensemble, hit the stage at the Austin Convention Center during the 2018 SXSW Festival. It was her first time rocking out on stage during SXSW.
The self-proclaimed Afro-Latina Queen, who signed a multi-album record deal with Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide and BMG, posted a few clips from her performance on social media, and now her fans are arguing with the Beyhive. Bey’s fans are roasting her for “stealing” Bey’s dance moves and her costumes.
Check it below:
Photos: ATLpics.net/Splash/Amara's IG