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Ciara's #LevelUpChallenge is going viral. Meanwhile, she just inked a gig on Jennifer Lopez's "World of Dance." Deets inside...
Following Drake's #InMyFeelingsChallenge, Ciara brings the #LevelUpChallenge and folks are putting their own spin on it. For the challenge, people bust out their best moves to her brand new single "Level Up," which is set to appear on her upcoming album.
Ayeeeee! If you ever wondered what took women so lng in the shower...
Check out some of the best #LevelUp clips below:
I’m always down for a workout. Thanks to my patient she challenged me to Level Up. I gladly accepted! #LevelUpChallenge #physicianassistant #neurosurgery #nurse #doctor #ciara #cancer #chiari #hydrocephalus #patientadvocate #lipsync #levelup #patient #dance #MrNeuro #nicu #picu #wearfigs #neurology @babesinscrubs @ciara @doctortribe @theshaderoom @chopdaily #dance #dancer #melanin
— Shaun T (@ShaunT) July 24, 2018
CiCi also got some of her celeb friends to dish on how they're "leveling up":
In other news...
The YBF mom will be joining Jennifer Lopez's "World Of Dance" show as a guest mentor during the Divisional Final.
She, along with a list of other guest mentors and judges will join J.Lo, Ne-Yo, Derek Hough and Jenna Dewan, as they sort through all the best dancers for another season. Ciara's episode airs Wednesday, September 5th at 9pm EST on NBC.
America’s Got Talent” judge Mel B - above at the ITV Studios having lunch at Bluebird Cafe yesterday - will also join forces with judge NE-YO in mentoring the Junior division.
Photos: Ciara's IG/Backgrid
About a week after voluntarily admitting hersef into a mental health facility, Michelle Williams was spotted looking happy and refreshed yesterday out in L.A. with her fiance. Check it inside...
A day after celebrating her birthday, Michelle Williams looked fresh faced and happy out with her fianceChad Johnson yesterday.
About a week ago, the Destiny's Child singer revealed to fans she needed to go away for a bit to get some help for her depression. She had previously talked about struggles with her mental health and often encourages others to seek help. So, she took her own advice, and it seems to have done her some good.
She was spotted out in L.A. last night hitting up Chad's bible study event at Wilshire Park Elementary he hosted alongside DeVon Franklin.
Drake is back in New Orleans to finish shooting his "In My Feelings" video. And he's tapping a few celebs once again to make it hot. See what he's been up to all around the 504 inside...
Drizzy took it to the N.O. to shoot the visuals for the bounce-inspired track "In My Feelings" off his hit album Scorpion. We don't know if KeKe loves him (and hopefully somebody finds out soon because we all need a break from this damn song), but New Orleans def does. And like the "In My Feelings" and "I'm Upset" videos, he's going the cameo-filed route.
Here's what we know: Drake has linked up with DJ Shiggy, who made the track go viral with the #InMyFeelingsChallenge, Big Freedia, who's sampled on the Drizzy's "Nice For What" track but wasn't in the video, and La La Anthony is there too.
Shiggy posted video of him and Drake on the streets of N.O. doing what looks like a skit that may be in the video. And he still wants his damn money Drake promised him for getting #InMyFeelings all over the charts. Ha!
Big Freedia the Queen Diva was left out of the "Nice For What" video, but GIRL DOWN! The Queen of Bounce looks like she's about to be all up and through this video instead.
Get yours Queen.
La La popped up slaying everybody's TL in all red outside a trailer in New Orleans:
— Drizzy Source (@DRlZZYSOURCE) July 24, 2018
Looks like she's been hanging out on set and at dinner at Oceana Grill with Drizzy and co.
Drake's been hitting up all the good eating spots too all week. He was spotted at Larry Morrow's restaurant (which is black owned and fab) and at Gene’s Po-Boys at Elysian Fields and St. Claude. He's known for putting bomb local ish on blast in his videos, so we're here for all of that.
Drake spotted in NOLA filming the rest of the In My Feelings Video. pic.twitter.com/o7P0rJdiz7
— Drizzy Source (@DRlZZYSOURCE) July 24, 2018
The 6 God always says New Orleans is like another home to him thanks to Lil Wayne & Birdman, so it looks like the Young Money king is about to show all the love.
Stevie J. and Faith Evans are in newlywed bliss these days, with tattoos of each other and their love. They've also got a collabo video on the way where they're trying to give us a peek into their bedroom action....
Steve got Faith Renee Jordan's new initials tatt'd on his ear:
— Stevie J. (@hitmansteviej) July 24, 2018
And Faith got their wedding date tatt'd on her shoulder:
They're also about to serve up a steamy new video for their track "A Minute." They're really on their 90's R&B steez which we can't decide if we're here for or not. But y'all can get this peek into their bedroom activities or whatever:
Y'all here for it? It drops next week.
And then there's this: Folks are questioning why Stevie - who was one of Faith's late husband Notorious B.I.G.'s homie's - made a pic of him and Biggie his Twitter header after the wedding.
He's since changed it to him and his new wife, but still.
They may be one weird ass couple, but a happy one too, apparently.
Rumors have been swirling for a couple months now that Porsha Williams is a taken woman. Today, she finally confirmed it with some boo'd up pics and videos. Check it inside.
Back in June, the rumor mill had "RHOA" star Porsha Williams boo'd up with Atlanta businessman Dennis McKinley. They were spotted leaving a jewelry store in New York right after the 4th of July, and she finally admitted that she's in a relationship.
She gushed about him on her Dish Nation show saying:
“And that’s how it happened, it’s always when you’re not looking anymore. It’s when you go ahead and give up… I stopped looking and he arrived. Thank you, Jesus!”
Oh well, Ricky Smiley. Guess you didn't shoot your shot hard enough. Now, she's posting pics with Dennis on IG and wishing him a Happy Birthday and showing off their coupledom handshake:
Well aren't they cute. Looks like her storyline's in tact for next season.
Tyrese has taken a long break from being all in his feelings on social media to focus on his new baby on the way with wife Samantha. Get into their family maternity shoot he surprised her with inside...
Samantha Gibson has been THRU it with Black Ty since they got married - very public breakdowns, custody drama with his daughter Shayla and Shayla's mother, beef with Tyrese's past castmates, and his all-around trolling personality. So he surprised her with something nice recently - a maternity shoot with photographer Derek Blanks.
The twosome are welcoming baby Soraya Gibson this September.
Samantha said Ty "made her go to bed early" one night, then woke her up at 9am the next morning like, 'Surprise! We're shooting your maternity pics!'
My hubby surprised me with a maternity shoot, encouraged me, and walked me through EVERY step of the way. It was ALOT! God bless his patience. And the images came out so beautiful, check out all of the photos on @people ! Shot by the GREAT @mrdblanks! To all of my mamas to be out there, you are absolutely beautiful and perfect in every which way. I don’t care what size or shape your body has taken due to your pregnancy, Do not let ANYONE, I mean, ANYONE create any insecurity for the miracle that’s occurring within YOU. It’s our society that’s created unrealistic standards for us! I encourage you to embrace every stretch mark, every additional pound on that scale, every new change...our body being able to create life is a BLESSING. Period.
Tyrese may grate our last nerve with his overacting both on screen and off, but we gotta admit, the pics are pretty.
By the way, he said he personally didn't post the pics with Shayla due to a supposed court order.
You asked me..... Why are you making me go to bed early.... 9am knock knock the whole crew showed up..... And magic happened!! @MrDBlanks you are all passion and genius!!! 2 month countdown for Soraya Gibson!! @People we love you! You’ve taken this journey with us through it all... ( link with all 9 pics in my IG bio ).. ( can’t put up any of the beautiful pics of my daughter Court Order ).... Styled by Fiskani you’re a BEAST!!!! We love you so much!
Samantha said about going almost nude in the shoot:
“To go almost completely bare in a lot of photos was an extremely, extremely challenging experience,” Samantha, a social worker, tells PEOPLE. “But on the bright side,” she adds, “I was really happy because pregnancy is a process. Your body is changing, and to be able to accept that change publicly and really just put it out there like that confidently — I tried to trick myself into thinking I was doing something for women all over the world.”
Tyrese claims that he didn't want to be the center of attention (shocker!) this time around:
“I actually purposely stayed out of a lot of photos,” he says. “I told her this is a moment that I really wanted to capture with her and her daughter.”
But he made sure to develop and direct a whole video trailer to announce the pregnancy news to friends. Of course. People revealed:
Samantha and Tyrese spread the news with help from a faux movie trailer, which Tyrese narrated, that transitioned partway through into footage from Samantha’s ultrasound.
Congrats to the couple!
Photos: Derek Blanks for People Magazine
Come thru baby girl! Our fave new supermodel Slick Woods is bumping all over the September 2018 issue of ELLE UK. Get into her fab pics, her "grey" sexuality, Erykah Badu being her Doula, and how she met Rihanna to become her muse...
Now THIS is how you go from just being you on Instagram to becoming a full fledged model.
21-year-old Slick Woods is starring in Rihanna's Fenty cosmetics & lingerie campaigns, Vogue, PUMA and every other brand you come across these days. Now, the free-spirited, bald and uniquely beautiful chick who gives zero f**ks is officially an ELLE cover girl.
She's also a new mom-to-be, and the announcement shocked everybody. Even her. But she's here for it all and is thankful her child's father, fellow model Adonis Bosso, is gorgeous himself and just as excited about the baby.
On The Baby’s Father Model Adonis Bosso: “My son’s going to be gorgeoussss. I hear a lot of sob stories about baby daddy drama. Being 21 and my baby's father being excited is just step one. There are girls that don’t even have that.”
There's smething super sexy about Slick, and she can play all the roles - the fun girl to editorial supermodel - while modeling it up, which is probably why Rihanna's her biggest fan. And also why folks can't seem to figure out if she dabbles in the lady pool or f she's strictly d---.
On Rihanna: “She saw a photo of me on Instagram, found me, and we hit it off. You ever loved someone so much that every time you see them, you end up in tears somehow? She reminds me of my mother. Like they’re the same fuckin’ person. And I tell them they remind me of each other all the time.”
On Her Sexuality: “When you are a public figure, with sexuality, you have to pick a side, black or white. But I’m grey.”
So there you have it.
On Discovering She Was Pregnant: “I was really, really, really, really sick in London, but thought it was because of travel, so a doctor gave me pills for a flu. Went to Paris: more pills for a flu. And then I went to LA, and they tried a sonogram, and I saw my baby’s face and heard his heartbeat. Tears of joy.”
On Singer Erykah Badu Being Her Doula: “She’s a mommy role model. A mother I look up to, who fuckin’ kills her shit and is a boss ass bitch.”
On Expecting A Boy: “I saw my baby’s penis! I’m going to stand up for my son. I want him to feel proud as a black man. Everyone is telling men it’s wrong to express your feelings, but I will not let him feel like his feelings are wrong.”
On Becoming A Mother: “At 14, 15, I never expected me to ever be giving any type of life. I never expected to be this happy with having a child. Going from a person who fought, to being able to provide for my own family. From not having family, to being able to create your own. Things you lacked, things you missed out on, trauma—you can completely erase those things by creating new life. All those things you didn’t get - all those hugs and kisses. I can retract those things with my son’s life. In giving him that childhood, it heals you as well. In hugging your son, every hug you give him, it’s giving a piece of that back to you, too. I need him as much as he needs me.”
The full interview appears in the July issue of ELLE UK, on sale August 8th.
Photos: Courtesy of ELLE UK/ Paola Kudacki
The Carters hopped straight off their yacht off the Almalfi Coast and into Cleveland last night to kick off the U.S. leg of the OTR II tour. Beyoncé's personal stash of family vacay pics have us realizing we're all just Blue, Sir & Rumi's peasants. We'll take it. Get into the fabulousness...
The Carters are back home in America, slaying everything in site. First up, Cleveland's FirstEnergy stadium. Bey rocked a couple new looks for "Resentment" and other sets and she and Jay had Chloe & Halle& DJ Khaled, from both their labels, open up.
Queen Bey found some time to drop a whole stash of pics from their Nice-Cannes-Italy vacay they took last week too.
The Carters went on the run on their fave coast after wrapping the European leg of the OTR II tour. And she def was shutting down all the pregnancy rumors since she stayed with a drink in hand.
She reminded us she's the queen of drinking, dressing, posing, flossing, mommy'ing, and every other damn thing. Not dropping an ounce of alcohol in the hot tub. Yessssss our kind of girl.
Bey showed off twins Sir & Rumi for the first time in a year, and they are ridiculously adorable. Oh, and they're certainly more used to yacht vacays then we'll ever be. Everybody ain't able!
Shutting down all vacays in 2018, basically:
Loving this Versace look.
Paparazzi caught them chillin' out aboard:
Jay loves his tied sweater and bright shorts, doesn't he?
Probably singing 'No need to ask you heard about us....' and 'We're living our best lives....ain't going back and forth with you n---" to each other and ish.
We'll keep our jealouosy to ourselves...
The Carters head to D.C. tomorrow night. Swipe through the gallery of more living-their-BEST-lives vacay pics below!
That MAJOR 24 Karat Magic World Tour extension with Bruno Mars that Cardi B. was set to join this September will be going on without the record breaking raptress. Because, mommyhood.
Here's what Cardi and Bruno said about her choosing to be a mother first.
Cardi B. won't be going on tour with Bruno Mars this fall afterall. We all low-key thought there was a pretty significant chance this would happen once Cardi settled into mommy mode, and she herself said she underestimated "this whole mommy thing" and her bounce-back ability. She also said doctors advised against bringing her and husband Offset's baby girl on tour with her.
The "Finesse" rapper said in a statement about not joining Bruno's 24 Karat Magic world tour extension:
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 27, 2018
Chick's been going through it as a first time mom. Baby Kulture, being the newborn that she is, isn't letting mommy get any sleep and has been acting "spicy" some days, according to Cardi. Ha.
My baby don’t sleep Night or day
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 25, 2018
Bruno chimed in saying he completely understands and will still be saluting her every night with a Bodak Yellow set.
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) July 27, 2018
Her fans have been tweeting their support and understanding too. Six weeks maternity leave is never enough for any new mom who is lucky enough to get any leave at all from her job. If you have the priviledge or resources to spend more time with your baby in those super important first weeks, we can't even fault a woman for choosing to solely focus on motherhood.
We're sure Cardi will be keeping everybody up on what she and Kulture are up to via social media, as usual.
Drake's got London Town on 1000 in his new "Nonstop" video. Check it inside.
It's another video drop day for Drizzy. He released his video for "Nonstop" off his new album Scorpion, and it shows just how lit his shows can get.
And he's cutting up with these tea scenes too.
He's definitely been putting in work. The "In My Feelings" rapper has been in New Orleans shooting the visuals for that viral track and flew in plenty of folks to make cameos.
But to hold you over, "Nonstop":
The full video is only on Apple Music, for now.
By the way, Drake spent his downtime in London being that uber supportive "friend" to an ex. The Drake-est thing Drake could do. He was front and center at one of Serena Williams' Wimbledon matches a few weeks ago, looking like a whole snack.
Skin and brows poppin' right now too. Zaddy duties.
Photos: Instagram/Apple Music
Participants who worked on Jay Z's Trayvon Martin documentary are scared of thug George Zimmerman. They are afraid he'll retaliate, especially since he has been stalking private investigator Dennis Warren, who has been working closely on the film. Deets inside...
George Zimmerman is STILL doing the most.
Apparently, he has been stalking a private investigator who has has been working on Jay Z's upcoming documentary, "Rest In Power: The Tryavon Martin Story." And the individuals who worked on the series are now SCARED that THUG Zimmerman will retaliate for starring in the 6-part docu-series.
Private Investigator Dennis Warren has filed court documents objecting to Zimmerman asking about his sources and materials as it relates to his investigation.
Previously, Zimmerman, who has had several run-ins with law enforcement since being acquitted of killing teen Trayvon Martin, was charged with stalking Warren who's currently working on Jay's documentary about the case.
According to NBC News:
Zimmerman Over the course of nine days in December, Dennis Warren got 55 calls, 67 text messages, 36 voicemails and 27 emails from Zimmerman, according to court documents. Zimmerman allegedly also threatened to feed the investigator to an alligator, the court papers show.
But they said he was innocent in Trayvon's case though. Hmph.
In Warren's criminal case filed in Florida, it's said that the people he tracked down are worried being exposed will cause Zimmerman to retaliate against them. And with good reason. Zimmerman has been wildin' ever since he escaped what SHOULD have been a murder conviction. He's had plenty of domestic violence charges (before and after his murder trial) and has harrassed and threatened people via social media.
The Blast reports:
Warren filed an objection to a recent subpoena by Zimmerman, who is demanding that he bring all documents, emails, and other records of his work while allegedly investigating Zimmerman.
He says that several of the people he contacted while working on the documentary are alleged victims of Zimmerman, and expressed that they were extremely scared of the man. He claims that “They do not want him to know what they said about him or have any contact with him.”
Warren also said that revealing the personal information of participants, some of whom are law enforcement, could put them at serious risk.
The P.I. further claims he signed an NDA with the production company for the documentary when he was hired, so he’d need their approval to release anything.
Zimmerman also threatened Jay-Z a while back, and Jay responded to his disturbed a-- on a track.
As for the docu-series, Travon's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton,CNN's Angela Rye, NBA baller Carmelo Anthony, and more will appear. Interviews combined with home videos, family photos, and news footage will take viewers beyond the news cycle and offer an intimate look inside exactly what happened.
Check out the first sneak peek at "Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story" HERE.
It premieres Monday, July 30 at 10 PM, ET/PT on the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV). Will you be tuning in? We will.
Sheree Whitfield says she's not returning to the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" because the money is not right. Meanwhile, Shamea Morton just had a gender reveal party and she's having a girl! Deets inside...
When the checks stop rolling in like they used to, it's time for a change.
Sheree Whitfield may be an OG when it comes to "Real Housewives of Atlanta," but just having a title or peach isn't enough to make her stay. Apparently, BRAVO isn't cutting a big enough check for Sheree, so she's chucking the deuces...again.
Instagram added the question sticker where folks can anonymously ask you questions and Sheree took full advantage of it one day when she had some time to waste. Someone asked Sheree if she would returning for another season of "RHOA" and she made it known the money wasn't enough to make her want to stay. She also played coy about whether or not she is still dating her jailbird boo Tyrone.
Peep the receipts:
Guess the coinage wasn't enough to help her keep up with the Chateau Sheree bills and things. On to the next adventure.
In other "RHOA" news...
"RHOA" star/friends to the show Shamea Morton celebrated with friends and her husband for their baby's gender reveal party. Guess what? They're having a baby girl!
Several "RHOA" co-stars came out to the party to find out what Shamea and her husband Gerald Mwangiare having, including Kandi Burrss, her husband Todd Tucker, Shamea's BFF Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey, and "Basketball Wives" star Malaysia Pargo.
The reality star and her Kenyan businessman husband, who tied the knot in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2017, are expecting their first child together and she's expected to make her debut this Thanksgiving. Aww!
They did the gender reveal in collaboration with the 1-year weddin anniversary.
“God has blessed me so much. I’ve got a great husband that I love so much. I’ve got awesome, awesome friends and family,” Shamea told US Weekly when she first announced she was pregnant.“The only thing I can ask if for a healthy baby."
Watch the super cute gender reveal below:
Photos: Sheree's IG/FreddyO
Wendy Williams opens up about how she handled her son's drug addiction after launching her very own drug addiction awareness campaign. She also dished about working with her husband Kevin Hunter Sr., who has been accused of cheating, after the scandal. Those deets, plus pics from her campaign launch inside...
Wendy Williams has always been vocal about her troubling past with drug addiction. Now, after celebrating her recent birthday (above and below), she's opening up about her son's, Kevin Hunter Jr., drug addiction.
At the age of 14, Wendy's son Kevin started smoking the synthetic drug, K2.
"My son smoked K2—they take that grass and they spray it with rat poison or whatever," the daytime talk show host revealed to Cosmopolitan magazine. "It’s not weed, it’s not coke. [Editor's Note: K2 is packaged synthetic marijuana and has been dubbed 'poison packets' because of the chemicals sprayed on dried plants and frequent overdoses it causes.] Kids are out there smoking that mess. It’ll turn you into a different person."
The 54-year-old talk show host said she struggled trying to be funny on television everyday while dealing with her son's situation behind closed doors.
"I saw it for myself—this affected [my family] very deeply," she explained. "I didn’t know whether my kid would ever return to school. The whole time we’re nursing him through [recovery], I’m supposed to make fun on the show like, “Hi! Here’s Wendy! Hahaha!” But I’m dying inside.
She said she and her husband helped her son get clean.
"[Withdrawal] was a slow process and, for us, it didn’t involve psychiatric drugs or a psychiatrist. We cleaned him out—anything for my boy."
She previously said she never saw a therapist either and basically cured her own addiction.
Kevin Jr. is now 17-year-old and he's heading off to college. Good for him!
Last year, it was revealed Wendy's husband Kevin Hunter Sr. was living a double life with another woman. It was said Kevin Sr. had been involved in a ten-year-long affair with 32-year-old massage therapist named Sharina Hudson.
Wendy made it known she wasn't going anywhere. And in the new interview, she made it known they are still working together...seemingly happyily.
"When I was getting dressed this morning and my husband was in my office, our son walked in—I only had on my pantyhose and my bra, but nothing nasty—and he asked, 'Mom, do you have any shea butter?' I’m like, I have five minutes to go get on TV! Would you please stop? Oprah doesn’t have to deal with this mess. But then he says, 'But Oprah doesn’t have a family.'"
The Hunters are also still hard at work on their production company:
"And my husband and I, we have our production company set up—I would like to make other people stars, honestly. Who’s the next Wendy? I mean, there’s only one Wendy, but I’m not selfish, I’m not greedy, and I’m definitely not jealous. People accuse me of being jealous of women all the time, by the way. But I'm not."
Wendy and Kevin Sr. came together to host their 2018 Hunter Foundation Gala after launching their "Be Here" national campaign to combat the drug addition and substance abuse crisis.
"We’ve sent kids to camp, we’ve fed the homeless, and we’ve now embarked on the real mission—and that is [combating] drugs. They are ruining families, they are ruining neighborhoods, they’re taking lives. And along with the Hunter Foundation, we have launched Be Here, [a new addiction awareness campaign] that has all the sauce and support you need to be on your way moving forward."
The gala was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC and several celebrities came out to support, including rapper Remy Ma.
These faces chile!
VOGUE editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley, "13 Reasons Why" actor Derek Luke and his wife Sophia, comedienne Torrei Hart (who is SLAYING), singer Mario, "Love & Hip Hop" creator Mona Scott Young and "LAHH" star JuJu:
Party with a purpose!
Kelly Rowland, Taraji P. Henson, Dascha Polanco, Chance The Rapper and Kimberly Elise turned Refinery29's "29Rooms" art exhibit into their own funhouse. Peep the pics inside...
When baddies link up!
Singer Kelly Rowland and "Empire" actress Taraji P. Henson (the cast is back on the set filming the new season!) was in the mood for some art and some fun as they made an appearance at Refinery29's "29Rooms: Turn it into Art" opening in Chicago. The interactive art exhibit was filled with bright colors and neon lights that shared messages ranging from politics to gender identity.
Loving this look.
It wasn't your usual "look at paintings hung up on the wall" type ordeal and everyone took full advantage of everything the event had to offer.
Kellz was her usual uber gorgeous self rolling up to the event in some wearable "art" of her own. The singer rocked a floral alice + olivia coordinated set and she kept it comfortable in a pair of wedges.
Perfect summer look.
Meanwhile, Taraji, who got engaged two months ago, was draped in Gucci from head to toe to soak in all of the art fun. Are we feelin' it?
By the way, Taraji is currently filming a new romantic drama titled What Men Want.
Come thru Curve Queen!
"Orange Is The New Black" actress Dascha Polanco was also on the scene looking amazing. Chick is currently on the promo trail with her "OITNB" co-stars for the 6th season.
The new "OITNB" has just been added to Netflix. UGH! We can't wait to see if her character killed the prison guard or not!
Also on the scene...
Chi-town native Chance The Rapper, who's also recently engaged, made an appearance with his man bag.
And actress Kimberly Elise was also in the mix for the art fun.
Kenya Moore may not be returning for another season of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and it's because producers are being shady, at least, according to her. Get the deets, plus peep a video Kenya shared of her baby kicking inside of her belly...
Word on the curb -- well, from Kenya Moore's camp -- is that everyone's favorite reality show villian will NOT be returning for another season of drama.
It's being reported Kenya Moore will not be returning for a new season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" due to some shady business going on behind the scenes. What's that, you ask? Well, it sounds like something similar to the reason Sheree Whitfield is not coming back - the coinage!
An "insider" reportedly told PEOPLE that the former Miss U.S.A. will not be returning for the 11th season because they want her to give up more of her personal life, but not more money. Apparently, producers wanted Kenya to let them in on her pregnancy journey along with her spending time with her new husband Marc Daly. With that, Kenya wanted more money.
The site reports:
"According to the insider, both production and Moore wanted her to return as a full-time Housewife. But she wanted more money than they were offering, and they wanted her to film all parts of her life — including her personal time with husband Marc Daly — that were previously off-limits (Reps for Bravo and Moore did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment)."
As you all know, she pulled a fast one on production when she secretly married Marc Daly last summer. Then, the pregnant reality star left production out of her fertility treatments and she also didn't go on the girls' trip with her co-stars to Barcelona last season.
“Everyone wanted to have Kenya back, but they wanted to have the old Kenya back — the one who isn’t afraid of the cameras,” a source close to production told PEOPLE. “You can’t have secrets and be on reality TV. Especially when other Housewives are showing all of their lives — the good, bad, and the ugly. They need to see your life.”
Production for the new season has already started -- we hear a cast trip to Miami went down - and there's no sign of Kenya. Well, yet. It's possible they could negotiate the paperwork and she still return.
“They were at a stand still for so long,” the source spilled. “Everyone was rooting for her and wanted to see her back, even women like Nene and Porsha who haven’t always been on ‘Team Kenya.’ The cast, producers, Bravo — they all know she’s good for the show. But it got messy. She just refused to compromise.”
She's still cool with a few of the ladies - Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss& Porsha Williams - and may have hung out with them (at least with Cynthia) last week:
However, Kenya (nor her husband) was in attendance for the couples' night out in Atlanta recently. All the ladies had their "men" with them:
We see you Marlo!
I feel you, as a fan I wholeheartedly agree this would be the pinnacle of my tenure on the show. The fans deserve to see my happy ending... unfortunately, it's not up to me. Maybe I should have committed some crimes https://t.co/U6LK6YxxuV
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) July 24, 2018
Nope... was never offered a friend role, just friend to do the same job and show family and baby story. No movement in negotiations but not to worry... a girl has options just in case https://t.co/dGFP1zo5iV
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) July 24, 2018
Not too long before this source started talking, another source said something similar to LoveBScott.com as well:
“Bravo execs are demanding Kenya film her pregnancy journey with her husband and stay on a full ‘housewife’ filming schedule, but punish her by cutting her salary 90% and paying her as a ‘friend’. We’re told her husband has agreed to film this season only to support Kenya but they won’t give her a fair contract. All this because they want to publicly humiliate Kenya for not getting married on TV and her husband for not filming the entire season.”
According to the site, Kenya is in talks with three different networks to do a spin-off if BRAVO doesn't meet her money demands. Oh?
Neither Kenya nor her reps have confirmed if she will be back, so it's still up in the air for now.
While she's not giving BRAVO any footage of her pregnancy journey, she is sharing some intimate moments with her fans on social media. The 47-year-old recently shared a video of Baby Daly kicking inside of her belly:
#BabyDaly is moving!!!! The doctor told me it would take longer for me to feel the baby's movement because of where my placenta is situated but WOW. This has got to be the most amazing feeling any first time mother can have. Thinking of where my life was before I met my husband. Now I have a baby on the way and a man who truly loves me. NEVER ever give up on your dreams! #love #life #baby #mother #God #hope #faith #IVF #pregnant #ThatsMrsDalyToYou #fairytaleending #bumpday
We're sure this was in response to the haters who claim she wasn't actually pregnant.
1. Chance The Rapper has acquired local news publication Chicagoist and he made the announcement in a song. STORY
Super proud of this one! Steph on the latest cover of @variety talking about why he formed Unanimous Media and the type of content you can expect to see from them. The three shot with Jeron and Erick is . Check the link in my bio to read the full story. Also, shouts to my assistant @erinpepper for holding it down! #stephcurry #coverszn
2. Steph Curry covers Variety magazine where he talks about trying his hand at producing in Hollywood and more. STORY
Photos: Kenya's IG
Denzel Washington has shared the secret to his 35-year marriage to his wife Pauletta Washington. She clearly taught him well. Find out what he said inside...
A good marriage in this day and age is a huge feat, let alone one that has lasted over 35-years and one of the spouses being a global superstar. It's just unheard of.
However, Denzel Washington and his wife of 35-years Pauletta Washington have managed to make it work and are still seemingly happy. Well, not seemingly. They ARE happy!
So what's the secret to a longstanding marriage?
“I do what I’m told. I keep my mouth shut,” the Equalizer 2 star joked to PEOPLE.
The 63-year-old said the secret to their marriage is his wonderful wife and he sung her praises like every man should.
“There’s too many things!” Denzel explained. “What pops into my head: security, food, a beautiful home. The difference between a house and a home, it’s a big difference. You can buy a house, but that doesn’t make it a home – and not to say a man can’t make a home a home, but my wife has made our house a home, and raised these beautiful kids [John David, 33, Katia, 30, twins Olivia and Malcolm, 27] and protected them and sacrificed for them, she did the heavy-lifting.”
Aww! Stan for your wife then, Denzel!
He also said her cooking skills are A1.
“She has a few [specialties]. I’ve been eating her curry chicken since I’ve known her,” he said. “I used to make it too, but not as good as hers.”
The couple celebrated their 35th anniversary last month and kept it real low-key.
“We just chilled, had some dinner,” he said. “It was kind of quiet.”
Be sure to check out Denzel as a kick a** Lyft driver in Equalizer 2, which is in theaters now. His sexy son John David returns to the new season of "Ballers" this fall.
Cardi B is tired of fan pages making up ish so she's on a witch hunt to have them shut down. Peep the receipts inside...
After welcoming Baby Kulture into the world, Cardi B has been on cloud 9 as she embraces motherhood. She recently backed outon going on tour with Bruno Mars this fall after "underestimating" this whole "mommy thing." The NYC rapper said she wasn't ready to leave her daughter behind to go out on tour.
While she's basking in her mommy glow, social media won't let her live her best life. Apparently, the Beyonce/Nicki Minaj fan page "ThatsSoBeyonce" shared an alleged direct message Cardi supposedly sent them about a rumor that Atlantic Records has been been sabotaging Nicki Minaj. The page is known for spilling tea about both artists' projects. Sometimes it turns out true, sometimes it doesn't. Here's the alleged DM:
No shade, but the dialect in the DM doesn't totally sound like Cardi. But it might be halfway believable.
The "Bartier Cardi" rapper caught wind of the "fake news" and decided to respond:
Now, she's trying to have the page taken down. She's encouraging her followers to report the page - which quickly went private - so it can stop spreading LIES about her:
Folks are reacting to the drama on Twitter:
wait cardi is coming for thatsobeyonce? i’m HOLLERING
— (@ttrxntt) July 28, 2018
im starting to believe thatsobeyonce cardi b is trying so hard to get them deleted
— NickiQun-ti (@NickisBarbie92) July 28, 2018
Thatsobeyonce is really believing her own lies, it so funny
— Fuck the US (@DIORMURDER) July 28, 2018
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Cardi and her hubby Offset are keeping their minds off the drama with two new Lambos. Must be nice (especially when you self admittedly barely know how to drive)! Gotta love it.
Tina Turner's emotional tribute to her late son has us all in tears. Her touching words inside...
The death of Tina Turner's son, Craig Turner, took everyone by surprise earlier this month. He reportedly committed suicide at age 59, with the preliminary cause of death being a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The legendary singer has always described him as "emotionally sensitive" in interviews over the years. He was a teenager when he witnessed the abuse Tina received from then-husband Ike Turner, and Tina says he always supported her. Ike formally adopted Craig, whose father was Kings of Rhythm saxophonist Raymond Hill, when Ike and Tina married in 1962. He then gained two stepbrothers and also had a half brother.
The 78-year-old legend had her longtime partner and husband of five years, German record executive Erwin Bach, by her side as she scattered Craig's ashes in the Pacific Ocean. She posted a tribute speaking about the emotional day:
My saddest moment as a mother. On Thursday, July 19 2018, I said my final goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, when I gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the coast of California. He was fifty-nine when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby pic.twitter.com/XzZQCdz8tl
— TinaTurner (@LoveTinaTurner) July 27, 2018
Heartbreaking. Our condolences go out to Tina and all of Craig's family and friends.
People are sounding off about mainstream media not calling the death of black teen Nia Wilson a hate crime, but is there enough proof that it was? Let's discuss inside...
18-year-old Nia Wilson was randomly stabbed to death by a white man while standing on a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station platform in Oakland, California last Sunday (June 22nd). Her 26-year-old sister, 26-year-old sister Lahtifa Wilson, was also stabbed repeatedly.
By Monday night (June 23rd), 27-year-old John Cowell was arrested in connection to the stabbing. Since the attack, some people have been vocal that the attack was a hate crime and people are upset that mainstream media isn't calling it as such.
However, CNN reported officials still haven't "confirmed" the reason for what prompted the attack, which a police chief compared to a "prison yard assault." The news outlet posted an article recently with the headline: "Officials still don't know why a white man allegedly stabbed a black woman to death in a subway station"
The headline was enough for activist/journalist Shaun King to call out the outlet for not labeling the incident as a hate crime.
Here's what he posted:
Both of these headlines from CNN show me 2 things. 1: Law Enforcement in America was created to protect white people and enforce white supremacy. When it needs to detect bigotry, it all of a sudden has the IQ of a moth. 2: American news media will simply parrot this message uncritically over and over again. We need our own outlets.
Since the attacker is white and the victim is black, some have claimed the attack was racially motivated. BART police and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office have said they don't have evidence to back up that claim, according to CNN.
John Cowell, the suspect in the murder of #NiaWilson was seen on camera wearing black boots with white laces. This attire is worn by Skinhead groups. In Skinhead culture, once a member kills a Black person, they get red laces to put in their boots. This was a coordinated murder pic.twitter.com/CadKvPbylz
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) July 24, 2018
It's being reported John Cowell is a known racist who is a suggested member of the Proud Boys (some pointing out the fact he's wearing "skinhead attire" wearing the white laces with the black boots). According to SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center), the Proud Boys are a hate and extremist group that was founded in 2016 by Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes. Shaun King referred to the group as the "new KKK in a different form."
After Nia's untimely death, nearly 1,000 people reportedly marched in Oakland for a vigil to remember the life of the slain teen. During the vigil, witnesses on the scene claim at least five Proud Boys showed up (allegedly wearing Trump hates) and one of them ended up getting the crap beaten out of him by protestors. Peep the clip that's going around below:
An alleged member of the Proud Boys, an alt-right group, was beaten during yesterdays Nia Wilson protest in Oakland.pic.twitter.com/UtTIOJkjp5
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 24, 2018
Here's a detailed account of what went down by someone allegedly on the scene during the vigil:
"A crowd of 1,000 marched from a vigil for Nia Wilson to Make Westing, where five Proud Boys had the stupidity to show up. The crowd chased the Proud Boys, at which point the police intervened to protect them, drove them off in a squad car, and tear-gassed the crowd."
— A G (@nerdiingout) July 24, 2018
Shaun King alsotalked about the Proud Boys:
The utter depravity of white supremacist Proud Boys & Trump supporters showing up to disrupt Nia Wilson’s vigil. https://t.co/KzhCgZJfRe
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 25, 2018
In the clip, he said, "White supremacists in Trump hats calling themselves proud boys, a new white supremacist group. It’s like the new KKK. They’ve just put on nicer shirts, but it’s just the KKK in a different form. With Trump hats, [they] show up to disrupt the vigil. Like, show up to interrupt people grieving. How sick do you have to be to show up and interrupt people during their moment of grief?”
A Proud Boys Twitter page issued a statement saying they had nothing to do with the death of Nia and they supposedly do not support racism bigotry:
We, like many in the bay area are saddened by the tragic murder of Nia Wilson. The Proud Boys do not and have not ever supported racism bigotry, or attacks on POCs. We pray for her family and hope justice is swift and that her killer is punished accordingly
— Bay Area Proud Boys (@ProudBoysCA) July 24, 2018
It has also been reported that John Cowell has long suffered from mental illness. His family issued a statement that said he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
CNN reports: "He has been in & out of jail & has not had the proper treatment," the statement said. He's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, the family said, and they had to get a restraining order at one point "for our own protection." Cowell's been living on the streets since. "This is in no way an excuse for this senseless and vicious attack," the statement said.
Did his mental illness cause him to commit the horrific act, or did it allow him to align with ignorant, disgusting racists and hunt down two innocent black women? Or, is hesimply a a domestic terrorist racist, made up of all of the above? We wouldn’t be surprised that anyone with any sense could definitely believe this is a hate crime based on the circumstances. Could it have been a result of or compounded by a sexist crime, or mental disease? Which, don’t all racists have a form of mental disease as well? Regardless of the answer, we highly doubt this was just completely random, based on the information known.
We're going to leave this here:
So many assuming Nia Wilson was killed by a White supremacist in a racially-motivated hate crime with no real evidence suggesting it
Hardly anyone is assuming she was killed by a misogynist man in a gender-based crime
Black women are women...too
— #GlitterOnTheCash(@FeministaJones) July 25, 2018
Because to assume a Black woman was killed by a man because she was a woman means acknowledging that Black women are actually really women and that their womanhood *gasps* matters and poses a risk
That's hard for a lot of people to accept
—#GlitterOnTheCash(@FeministaJones) (@FeministaJones) July 25, 2018
Also: popular Black exploi--activists don't have much to say about gender-based violence against Black women because they are "race first" trash
— #GlitterOnTheCash(@FeministaJones) July 25, 2018
I'm going to be the Black Feminist who asks why everyone is assuming Nia was killed in a purely racial hate crime without so much as a peep about the strong possibility that her being a woman was a factor?
Where's the evidence either way?
— #GlitterOnTheCash(@FeministaJones) July 25, 2018
Also, two white Hollywood stars - Anne Hathaway and Reese Witherspoon - finally spoke out against white privilege:
The murder of Nia Wilson- may she rest in the power and peace she was denied here- is unspeakable AND MUST NOT be met with silence. She is not a hash tag; she was a black woman and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man. White people- including me, including you- must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY in America and have done so for GENERATIONS. White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence. Given those givens, we must ask our (white)selves- how “decent” are we really? Not in our intent, but in our actions? In our lack of action? Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for Nia and the Wilson family xx Note: the comments for this post are closed. #blacklivesmatter #antiracist #noexcuse #sayhername #earntherighttosayhername
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) July 25, 2018
Being the spokesman for ADT home security doesn't mean ish when you're a black man. Ving Rhames was held at gunpoint inside of his home after his own neighbor called the police on him. Hear the not-so-shocking story inside...
Another day, another story about the hardships of being a black man in America. And since folks aren't getting any consequences for these ridiculous 9-1-1 calls..
Ving Rhames recently opened up about a terrible incident he encountered with police after his neighbor called 9-1-1 on him. While chopping it up on "The Clay Cane Show," the Baby Boy actor shared a story about how the police showed up on HIS doorstep in Santa Monica, California pointing a 9mm gun at him. The incident happened sometime this year.
“I am in my home, it was around 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon,” the Mission Impossible star shared. “I have a screen door and then I have a wooden door.... I’m in my house, I’m in a pair of basketball shorts only. I have two English bulldog puppies. I hear a noise in my backyard, but I’m thinking the puppies are just running around, and then I get a knock on the front door.”
After opening the door, he's met with a 9mm gun pointed at his face.
“I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9mm. They say put up your hands, literally," he continued. "I just walked and opened up the door....Then they said 'open the front screen door.' They say do it with one hand so then I have to do it with one hand. My hands are up and they have me outside."
After getting a good look, the chief of police recognized him, but not because of his celebrity. He recognized him because Ving's son played against his son in sports.
"They said it was a mistake and apologized. I said, 'Well why are doing this?' He said to me 'A woman called 9-1-1 and said a large black man was breaking into the house' and so they came."
Ving and the police walked across the street to the person who made the call and they DENIED ever making the call in the first place. Bruh.
While Ving luckily made it out of the situation without being harmed, he couldn't help but think about what would have happened if his son had answered the door.
“My problem is, as I said this to them, what if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something and you thought it was a gun?” Ving asked. "Just like Trayvon [Martin] had a bag of skittles."
Take a listen to the interview below:
He's literally the face of ADT yet...racism. Even when you're a veteran Hollywood actor, if you're black "THEY" will still treat you as such.
1. CBS boss Leslie Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct. STORY