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As "Keeping Up WIth The Kardashian" fans watched Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal unfold on television, Khloe Kardashian was busy live tweeting. See her reactions and recent pics of the couple together inside...
Last night's episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" centered around what was going on behind-the-scenes when the cheating scandal leaked, and Khloe decided to live tweet as the episode aired, sharing how she handled the news of learning her daughter's dad cheated while gearing up to have his baby.
In the episode, fans saw the reactions of the Kardashian-Jenner clan when they first learned about the videos. Momager Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian West hopped on the first plane out of LA to Cleveland when they learned Khloe was having contractions, following the news. Soon after, the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner gang booked flights to be there for Khloe.
Peep a clip below:
The cheating scandal leaked back in April. While Khloe said she loves shooting the show, she would like the shows to be aired closer to real time. She said reliving the whole situation was a lot on her, "but maybe I need to." Hmm...
Days after the videos leaked, she gave birth to their daughter True Thompson.
Fans were sending Khloe love and offering up their opinions where one fan said the cheating situation should have never made it on the show. However, Khloe blamed Tristan for making it public in the first place:
Another fan tweeted that Khloe handled it better than her, saying how Angela Bassett's character went total bad a** in Waiting To Exhale when she found out her man was cheating on her. The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star hinted at giving him a taste of a woman scorned:
Hmm...we wonder what she did.
As she continued tweeting, Khloe said she allowed Tristan in the delivery room and pushed her feelings towards him to the side for the sake of welcoming their daughter in a positive environment. She said she wasn't going to let anyone ruin that for her:
She was responding to fans and revealed Tristan wasn't watching it with her. Maybe she should have made him watch it because, trash.
Tristan, who shares a son with ex-Jordan Craig, and Khloe held hands as they were headed to her sister Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods' makeup launch in Studio City.
These skinny jeans...
Looks like they're still working towards being together. She has reportedly moved back to Cleveland to work on being the family she so desparately wants.
Baby True is the absolute cutest.
Future and his most current baby's mother Joie Chavis looked way more chummy at their baby shower than folks originally thought. Now his "queen' Brittni has another explanation for the shenanigans. Also, the mystery woman Future hit a party with right after the baby festivities has been id'd.
Over the weekend, Joie Chavis and Future had a shower for their new bundle of joy, and we've now learned it was actually a gender reveal (maybe both).
While, of course, we would expect the daddy to be on hand for the celebration, we also expected him and Joie to be solely in a co-parenting situationship since he's publicly claimed his Brittni as his "queen" and "the love of his life." He took her on a yacht birthday trip (he took Joie on trips too back when they were dating) and has been posting her on social media. She thought she won. But we didn't expect him to look this chummy with Joie in the new pics she posted from the baby's shindig:
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Yesterday was perfect. Surrounded with so much love by my family and friends. Completely overwhelmed with support. I couldn’t have asked for better planners. Made my vision come to life. It was so beautiful and so much more than i expected. @rockpaperdetails #rockpaperdetails
Hmph. Obvi, folks have questions. And Brittni thinks she has the answers. She posted up another "explanatory IG story" after Monday's earlier post telling people to mind their business. This time, she claims Future's just doing what he has to do because of all the money at risk:
Is this what he told you, girl? Oh...ok.
Meanwhile, immediately after the baby shower Future hit the club.
As we told you previously, a mystery chick was spotted accompanying him or possibly an unpictured group he was a part of. We now know her identity. Her name is Lycia, and she's being followed by other celeb like Soulja Boy, Fabolous and Trey Songz. Go figure.
We also hear Lycia may have been one of the "Instamodels" who happened to be on that August yacht trip with Brittni as part of her squad. Dang, gotta compete with your own folks in this Futurehive-sisterwives-style drama?
Blac Chyna is kicking off her rap career debuting her new single "Deserve" featuring Yo Gotti and Jeremih. Take a listen and tell us if you're feeling it inside...
We were just as shocked as you all when Blac Chyna revealed she would be kick starting a rap career. And she was serious.
We told you she was going to be collaborating with some rap heavy hitters and she came through. Her debut single is titled "Deserve" and it features rapper Yo Gotti and singer Jeremih. On the Hitmaka-produced track, Chy raps about "broke n*ggas not deserving p*ssy."
The 30-year-old mom-of-two previously said her music will be out of the box and it isn't going to be what folks expect. Thanks to CityGirls and Trina and a slew of other female rappers with similar lyrics, we don't think it's as out of the box as she may think it is.
Tyga's ex is still working on putting the final touches on her debut album. She's also reportedly collaborating with Tory Lanez, Swae Lee, and producer/former ”Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star Mally Mall - the same guy who put her son’s father, Tyga, on. Not only that, she has been spotted in the studio with “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” stars A1 and his wife Lyrica. Peep the pics HERE.
Take a listen to Chy's "Deserve" bop below:
We feelin' it? Do you think she has a chance at becoming a solid rapper?
Photos: Chyna's IG
Pregnant Porsha Williams is home after being hospitalized over the weekend. Meanwhile, Riley Burruss told her mother Kandi Burruss she doesn't need any more kids during the season 11 premiere of "Real Housewives of Atlanta." Find out her reason why, plus see Russell and Nina Westbrook's adorable family maternity shoot inside...
Thankfully, Porsha Williams and her bun in the oven are doing fine after she was hospitalized briefly over the weekend. "RHOA" star NeNe Leakes took to Instagram to ask her millions of followers to send up prayers for Porsha right before the season 11 premiere of "RHOA."
"Send some prayers and good vibes to our Tink Tink @porsha4real today #goodvibesonly #babyPJisdoingfine #aunteenene #babyboom #RHOA11," NeNe captioned a picture of Porsha in the hospital:
After the hospital stint, Porsha confirmed that she is "home sweet home" and thanked her fans for their support.
"Thank you so much for all [your] thoughts and prayers," Porsha wrote on Instagram Stories.
It's unclear what exactly sent Porsha to the hospital, however, a source told US Weekly that she was "experiencing extreme pain" as a result of fibroid complications. Porsha previously opened up about suffering from fibroids after she revealed she was pregnant in September.
“I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy,” the 37-year-old told PEOPLE. “So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before.” -
In the Season 11 premiere episode, fans got to meet Porsha's husband-to-be Dennis McKinley. It's been a whirlwind romance since they met and things are moving super fast between them. She revealed on the first date, they both said "I Love You" to one another. He said it first and she followed suit.
Five months into their relationship, Porsha was looking at engagement rings. He told her there's no budget before looking at some bomb engagement rings. She said she went to the same jeweler she went to when she picked out her first engagement ring before marrying her now ex-husband Kordell Stewart.
Fans learned Dennis McKinley is the owner of several lounges and clubs in Atlanta. He's also the owner of The Original Hot Dog Factory and is rolling in the dough to provide the lifestyle Porsha feels she deserves. Things got interesting when they were in Miami for NeNe's boutique opening. Porsha brought up her "nemesis" Kandi Burruss and Dennis revealed he knew her, however, he couldn't exactly "remember" how he met her.
“We’ve met before I can’t remember where—you know I go to Old Lady Gang once a week and I live right across the street," he said.
“You’ve ain’t been there since I met you," Porsha responded.
“Well I’ve been busy with the clubs and stuff," he replied.
Mmhmm.... We'll have to keep watching to see how this all plays out.
Speaking of Kandi...
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker threw out the idea of having another baby over dinner with the daughters, Riley Burruss and Kaela Tucker, and Kandi's right-hand-man DonJuan.
Apparently, Kandi and Todd have two female embryos and were thinking about having another baby. Riley made it clear she's not with it at all. She said Kandi works too much to properly take care of another child. Oop. Peep the clip above.
Do you agree or disagree?
Speaking of babies...
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and his wife Nina Westbrook are expecting twin girls! To celebrate, they snapped some super cute maternity shots with their 1-year-old son, Noah Russell Westbrook.
"Being a Dad is more important for me than anything else," the NBA baller said in a cute, family YouTube video announcing their new additions. "Family is always the most important thing for me. Regardless of you know what I do or how I do it, but it’s important that Noah knows I’m his Dad first and a basketball player or anything else after.”
Congrats again to the couple.
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It's Election Day people. Run to the polls like you run to the middle of the party when you hear "Cash Money Records taking over for the '99 & The 2000."
Celebs are serving up their best Voting Day inspiration inside...
Today's midterm elections are the first time you can vote to make how you feel about the Trump administration heard and felt!
While this isn't the Presidential election, you are voting on people and things that affect your everyday life - some are completely aligned with the Trump administration's way of doing things, some are completely against it. And electing the latter to Congress, Governor positions, State Attorney General positions, Sheriff positions, Judge positions and all local positions will finally put a check on 45's rampant actions and polices. Choose wisely.
Diddy pulled up in Florida yesterday just days after his 49th birthday to turn up at FAMU. Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum is looking to become the state's first black Governor. And there are plenty of local candidates who can really turn some ish on its head in Florida is elected.
He hit the stage at the HBCU to cut up with Tiffany Haddish and encourage students to vote:
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Bring that energy to the polls today! We came together last night in support of @AndrewGillum for Florida Governor. If you VOTE he will WIN. #BringItHome Georgia your race is just as important and every single vote counts. Don’t make any excuses, get out and vote @StaceyAbrams for governor!!!
Monica, Will Packer & Quavo were there too. Idris Elba may have just been named the Sexiest Man Alive just hours ago, but he still took the time to encourage folks to vote:
We stan a woke and sexy a$$ king! Plies has us CRINE with his typical foolishness (yet truth):
KeKe Wyatt (and daughter) blessed us with vocals while reminding folks to vote for Stacey Abrams in Georgia. If elected, she will be the first black female governor in the United States.
Oprah's not going back and forth with y'all about those racist robocalls that started being made to Georgia residents after she canvassed for Abrams in the state:
Activist Yara Shahidi is uber excited to be voting. She created her own Eighteen x Eighteen platform for first time voters castng their vote in this November 2018 midterm election>:
Dave Chappelle is stomping for Ben Jealous, who's hoping to become the first black Governor of the state of Maryland:
Eve, LeToya Luckett, Justine Skye, Trevor Jackson and more are also speaking up:
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TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!! I voted because I want change. The 1st thing that came to mind as I stood in that booth is my daughter. She will be born into an administration that doesn’t have her best interest at heart & I want to do whatever I can to change that. Get out & VOTE!! Make your voices heard!! 2018 Election Day is tomorrow, and I’m joining @phenomenal.ly for the #PhenomenalVoter challenge where I’ll repost your voting photos! Here’s how it works: Go to your polling place (find it at vote.org) — and VOTE! Post a selfie with your “I voted” sticker, or some other proof that you voted, with one sentence explaining why you voted. Tag me and @phenomenal.ly and add the hashtag #PhenomenalVoter. I will repost my favorite #PhenomenalVoter photos, so make them good, and follow along tomorrow!
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I’m a #PhenomenalVoter ...are you? Tag @phenomenal.ly & me and show us a selfie at your voting poll location (find it at vote.org) with your #IVoted sticker! It’s not a game! There is POWER in your vote, we NEED your voices to be heard! #electionday #headingtothepolls #midterms #MakeAmericaListenAgain #ChangeStartsWithYou #vote #staywoke
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Election Day is tomorrow, and I’m joining @phenomenal.ly for the #PhenomenalVoter challenge where I’ll repost your voting photos! Here’s how it works: Go to your polling place (if you’re unsure, find it at vote.org) — and VOTE! Post a selfie with your “I voted” sticker, or some other proof that you voted. Tag me in the photo and add the hashtag #PhenomenalVoter. I will repost my favorite #PhenomenalVoter photos, so make them good, and follow along tomorrow!
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ELECTION DAY EVE ~ I voted because I care deeply about representation, education, criminal justice, healthcare, truth, equity and so many other things that are at stake. If I could vote in Georgia or Florida, I’d vote for @staceyabrams or @andrewgillum! Why are you voting? Sweatshirt by @phenomenal.ly #vote #midterms
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TODAY is Election Day & I’m joining @phenomenal.ly for the #PhenomenalVoter challenge where I’ll repost your voting photos! Here’s how it works: 1. Go to your polling place (find it at vote.org) — and VOTE! 2. Post a selfie with your “I voted” sticker, or some other proof that you voted, with one sentence explaining why you voted. Tag me and @phenomenal.ly and add the hashtag #PhenomenalVoter.
And, as always, remember your history:
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VOTING IS ~ the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democratic society. thank you to this real life hero @repjohnlewis for your tireless service. you are an inspiration and an example. i voted in honor of you and all those that fought and sacrificed for my right to vote. #vote #midterms
Get it legend https://t.co/I88GYAFkdg
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 2, 2018
Find your polling place HERE. Vote TODAY!
A Howard student pulled one of the biggest scams in 2018 when she seemingly swindled Republicans out of thousands of dollars. Or so we thought. She's now clearing the air. Find out the latest inside...
We stan a good finesse at the expense of racist conservatives. But, this story may not be all that it was initially reported.
A Howard University student used Twitter to get her personal opinion about Republicans across in the most epic way possible.
The black scam queen, who dubbed herself "Reformed Republican" on Twitter, posted a picture of herself wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat as she proudly announced she would no longer hide her Republican pride.
"I will not hide any longer,, the left has made us feel as if us black republicans should hide!! but not anymore!! #BlacksForTrump #WalkAway #maga," she tweeted.
— reformed republican (@chckpeas) October 27, 2018
Other fellow conservatives began praising her "reformed choice" (because y'all know they love a token black) and then she revealed her parents refused to pay her tuition. That's when she asked her fellow conservatives to lend a helping hand:
thank you all so much for your overwhelming support. After seeing this tweet my parents cut me off and refuse to pay my university tuition. So if you can find it in your hearts to help this young, black republican pay for school it would be appreciated https://t.co/6HGCAj6aTC
— reformed republican (@chckpeas) October 31, 2018
She followed up sharing screenshots of a conversation she had with her mother where her mother tells her she's no longer supporting her due to her new political stance:
I don’t know if these texts were originally real or not, but they were definitely not from her mum / to her pic.twitter.com/CcVoj8TOLJ
— Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) November 4, 2018
A GoFundMe account was created where she begged MAGA supporters to donate money to help her pay for school. The GoFundMe has since been deleted, but folks were sharing the rumor that she swindled nearly $150,000 out of Republicans. Hours later, the Howard University student revealed she was just trolling to prove a point:
but you are. in the policies that you choose to vote in, effectively still separating us. politicians work for the rich but you still think they’re in your pocket?? HA!! it’s such a troll-y tweet come on guys. get a fuckin grip
— reformed republican (@chckpeas) November 1, 2018
hot take: stealing from republicans isn’t bad because republicans arent ppl
— reformed republican (@chckpeas) November 2, 2018
Turns out, she didn't raise anything near $150K.
The college student, who goes by Quran, spoke with New York Magazine to clear up everything. She revealed she only raised about $200 to begin with and that she refunded all of the donated funds, so she actually didn't make any money.
“I just felt really weird about taking their money,” the art history major said. Quran added she was overwhelmed by the attention and decided, “This could go south really fast. I just decided to refund everyone and give their money back. I think it was like maybe $200 at that point.”
... Her own family has cut her off and essentially disowned her for coming out in support of our president @realDonaldTrump! Let's welcome her to the Right side!!! @chickpeas#WalkAway#WelcomeToTheFamily#MAGA#KAG#RedWave2018
— Deplorable Bostonian (@SteveMurphy921) October 31, 2018
“I just honestly didn’t want to take their money. Yeah, I can’t pay for school but I don’t want Republican money to pay for it,” she laughed. “I just want everyone to think I’m the finesse queen, which I am.”
No lies told there. And we still STAN.
Here's how she came up with the idea:
Quran is taking the semester off from Howard, an HBCU where she studies art history, but she had returned to the school to visit her friends for homecoming. It was there that she found the MAGA hat, an odd find on campus, and decided to take a picture with it to make fun of other black people who had #walkedaway, so to speak. She says she just wanted to troll and get into Twitter fights, but instead, “It was just straight Republicans all in the comments who were so proud of me. It was weird. It was very unnerving.”
y’all truly are dumb if you think my college educated ass is bragging about committing multiple felonies on the internet, or that you cant do chargebacks on gofundme.
— reformed republican (@chckpeas) November 6, 2018
Literally the scam of the year.
“Voting is coming up so I just wanted to remind people that Republicans are stupid and shouldn’t hold the majority anymore," she said. “Minimum wage is pathetically low and it’s not a living wage either so how are we supposed to survive? And then the people who say 'go to college and get a better job' like anyone can afford that, and it won’t guarantee you a job either.”
Someone give this girl a medal! Or, donate to her new GoFundMe.
I’m going to send her money just for doing this.
— Katherine Ryan (@Kathbum) November 5, 2018
And if you want to donate funds towards her tuition so she can get back in class, you can do so here:
fuck republican lives, going back to school is skinny https://t.co/Jx7TnFntHz
— reformed republican (@chckpeas) November 6, 2018
Be sure to get out and vote in today's midterm elections!
Reginae Carter and Keshia Knight Pulliam are coming to LIFETIME. Anika Noni Rose is ready to box it out in the ring, a sneak peek at season 2 of "Grown-ish" just dropped and Tinashe is joining "Rent." Everything inside...
Reginae Carter is looking to make her own lane and make a name for herself outside of just being Lil Wayne & Toya Wright's daughter.
On "Friends & Family Hustle," Reginae broke the news to her mother that she was dropping out of college to pursue an acting career. Chile...
As expected, Toya wasn't happy about it. But, Reginae feels like she's grown and she needs to live for her.
Well, things are already looking up for her. According to Deadline, Reginae is set to star in the LIFETIME original movie, Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta, contemporary take on Jane Austen’s early 19th century classic, following the 2005 adaptation film, Pride and Prejudice.
Here's a quick synopsis of the film and other actors starring in it:
Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta features an African-American cast led by Reginald VelJohnson as Reverend Bennet, a pastor of a prominent Southern Baptist church, and his wife, Mrs. Bennet (Jackée Harry), author of a self-help book on how to find the perfect husband. Needless to say, Mrs. Bennet is less than thrilled that all five of their daughters — Lizzie (Tiffany Hines), Jane (Raney Branch), Mary (Brittney Level), Lydia (Reginae Carter) and Kitty (Alexia Bailey) — are still single. When the very eligible Will Darcy (Juan Antonio) arrives in town, Mrs. Bennet sets her sights on the handsome bachelor for daughter Lizzie, leading to a comedic modern-day take on themes familiar to fans of the novel.
Other castmates include Keshia Knight Pulliam, Kellee Stewart, and Victoria Rowell. Rhonda Baraka will helm the film from a script by Tracy McMillan. The film will be produced by Big Dreams Entertainment and Swirl Films, with Leslie Greif, Naomi Despres and Tracy McMillan serving as executive producers.
Sounds like something we would watch. Good luck Reginae on your acting debut!
Anika Noni Rose is gearing up to whoop some ***.
The YBF actress has landed the lead in TNT's drama pilot, "Beast Mode." And get this...
It's inspired by living boxing trainer legend Ann Wolfe. It's a story about a strong mother who pulls herself and her two daughters from the gutta to make a name for herself.
Deadline has the details:
Pulling herself and her two daughters up from poverty, abuse, homelessness, and criminality, Marsha Blackstone (Rose) reached the pinnacle of boxing as a fighter and has become equally as successful a trainer known for unconventional methods and a fiercely combative style. Driven by the belief that any step backward is a slippery slope to her former life, when the boxer Marsha trained to a world title fires her, this complex and inspiring woman is determined to find a new fighter to eclipse the one she lost, but her emotional baggage and militant style could be her undoing in her professional and personal life, especially with her two grown daughters, and a new baby on the way.
"Beast Mode" is the working title as of now. Tina Mabry is set to direct the pilot. David Schneiderman will write it and he'll also produce it alongside Ann Wolfe and MACRO in association with Studio T.
Speaking of television...
— grown-ish (@grownish) November 5, 2018
Before season 2 of "Grown-ish" premieres in January, fans get the first sneak peek at what the new season will bring.
Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) is now a sophomore and viewers will get to see what life is like after summer break. Especially, her love life, since she decided Luca (played by Luka Sabbat) is the one she wants to be with. In the clip, Zoey appears to be ready to kick off her sophomore year with positivity and on the right foot and she's optimistic about her relationship with Luca.
At the end, there's a quick PSA to remind folks to get out and vote during the midterm elections. Check it above.
Also coming to television...
Tinashe is ready to flex her singing and dancing skills for FOX's live rendition of RENT.
The "2 On" singer who was robbed on "DWTS" will be joined by Kiersey Clemons (Dope), singer/actor Mario (Empire), Vanessa Hudgens (Grease Live), Valentina (RuPaul's Drag Race), Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live), Jordan Fisher (Grease Live), and Brennin Hunt (Walking With Herb.
Based on Larson's Tony-winning musical, Rent is a rock musical loosely based on La Boheme that tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York's East Village in the days of the Bohemian Alphabet City and under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Tinashe will portray Mimi Marquez, a dancer who struggles with addiction. Mario will take on the role of Benjamin Coffin III, Mark and Roger’s former roommate-turned-landlord, who is after their rent.
Hudgens will play Maureen Johnson, an outgoing performance artist who is not afraid to take on the establishment. Clemons will play Joanne Jefferson, Maureen's girlfriend and an Ivy League-educated lawyer.
Dixon is set as Tom Collins, a computer scientist who returns to New York after being expelled from MIT. Valentina will play Angel Dumont Schunard, a young drag queen and street percussionist who embraces life and lives it to its fullest.
Fisher is the central character of Mark Cohen, an aspiring filmmaker, who serves as the show’s narrator, while filming the lives of his friends. Hunt plays Roger Davis, a struggling musician and Mark’s roommate and best friend.
This sounds like the makings of a good live production. RENT is scheduled to air January 27th on FOX. Will you be tuning in?
Glamour magazine's Women of the Year list features a FAB line up of ladies who totally deserve the honor. Go inside to see their covers, plus deets on Normani hitting the road with Ariana Grande and Danielle Brooks having a fan girl moment with Maxine Waters inside...
When you think of FAB chicks currently taking over the world with their brains, beauty and talent, the line up of ladies on Glamour magazine's Women of the Year list fit the bill.
It's no surprise "How To Get Away With Murder" star Viola Davis made the list. The Oscar winner has been putting in work for nearly three decades, and not just for her own benefit. She's actively putting in work to help make the diversity shift in Hollywood and the world while giving young girls a role model to be proud to look up to.
The magazine is awarding the Fences star with the ICON Awards and it's much deserved. She knew women's stories needed to be seen and heard and she made sure to bring them to the forefront.
“I’ve heard less than one percent of our profession makes more than $50,000 a year," she said. "If you’re that actor who’s actually making a living—that’s what sustained me. Even if the work was bad, I was working.”
Janelle Monáe will be awarded the Visionary award as she's always reinventing herself and living outside of what society deems as "normal."
"I’ve always taken issue with people trying to place an image on what a young girl could be," she said. “Early on I told my parents that I was going to decide that for myself.”
She's championing a future that celebrates all kinds of female power.
"We are going to have to figure out how to protect each other better than we have been. We have to prioritize that," she said.
No surprise that Senator Kamala Harris will be receiving the Advocate Award.
“My mother always told me, ‘You may be the first to do many things. Make sure you’re not the last," she said. “One of the things that all leaders need to do is speak truth, even if it’s an uncomfortable truth. I think it is really important that we are fighting for the best of who we are as a country, and I do believe we are better than this.”
Model/Mom Chrissy Teigen will be awarded with the Influencer Award. The undisputed Queen of Twitter always serves up her unfiltered opinion and easily became the unofficial spokesperson for Generation Fed Up.
Glamour’s Women of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award will go to 97-year-old Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest park ranger in the United States.
“When I’m on the streets or on an escalator, I am making every little girl of color aware of a career choice she may not have known she had,” she said. “Democracy has been experiencing these periods of chaos since 1776. They come and go. And it’s in those periods that democracy is redefined. History has been written by people who got it wrong, but the people who are always trying to get it right have prevailed,” she said. “What gets remembered is determined by who is in the room doing the remembering.”
The young student activists of March For Our Lives, including 11-year-old Naomi Wadler, have been making their voices heard in the face of tragedy caused by gun violence. They're demanding change and will not stop until they get it:
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“We knew it was time to reclaim that power and hold it. No one is free until we all are free.” In the face of a tragedy caused by gun violence, students around the country said #NeverAgain by demanding change. The women activists of @marchforourlives—Samantha Fuentes (top left), Emma González (top right), Jaclyn Corin (bottom left), Edna Chavez (middle), and Naomi Wadler (bottom right) made it clear that they wouldn’t take no for an answer, and now they are Glamour’s Women of the Year. Tap the #linkinbio for the full list of game changers, rule breakers, and trailblazers who make up our 2018 #GlamourWOTY class. #voteforourlives PHOTOGRAPHS BY: @daniellelevitt STYLED BY: @lara_backmender
In music news...
Normani is gearing up to slay the stage, joining Ariana Grande on the first leg of The Sweetener World Tour.
excited would be an absolute understatement. I’m feeling special right now because I get to spend three months on tour with @arianagrande the sweetest of angels. THANK YOU! See y’all soon. pic.twitter.com/Jj4dT1wfDO
— Normani (@Normani) November 5, 2018
The former Fifth Harmony singer will join the "Thank You, Next" singer on her tour that kicks off in March 2019 and will continue to run through June 18th, wrapping up at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
On the magazine front...
Normani is definitely making her way to being a household name, often being dubbed a mini Beyonce. That's awarding in itself. Now that she's solo, she's ready to take the music industry by storm. In her PAPER magazine cover story, she opened up about going solo and being hands-on with her career.
"It's a brand new world of self-discovery for me, and I'm still in the process of that. There's been so many things that I've been able to do. I've been able to write more, and I've even been having fun in terms of producing. I've learned that I actually have that ear and that I know what I want. I'm learning the terminology and all the technical side of it. I'm really hands on in every single aspect of my music."
"I loved and really owned more as I've become an adult that my power is in me being me," she said. "There's just so much that I'm figuring out and learning about myself each and every day. It's like an outer body experience. I'm proud of myself, and I've grown in so many ways. I've always dreamt of being in this position, but I didn't necessarily know how I was going to get here. So the fact that I am and people are rooting for me so heavily... it's really something."
We can't wait to see Normani blow up into the worldwide superstar we know she is.
At a recent event...
"Orange Is The New Black" actress Danielle Brooks could hardly contain herself when she ran into U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters at the 2018 Women's Media Awards held at Capitale in NYC:
Auntie Maxine hit the carpet with her husband Sid Williams, feminist/journalist Gloria Steinem, and "OITNB" actress Uzo Aduba before speaking during the event:
"OITNB" actress Dascha Polanco and "EXTRA" host AJ Calloway were also in the mix.
Photos: Glamour magazine/PAPER magazine/Getty
Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker are gearing up for another baby. The couple has found a surrogate and are planning to welcome a new bundle of joy in their home, despite Kandi's daughter Riley Burruss saying they didn't need anymore children. Deets inside...
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are looking to expand their family unit, despite Kandi's daughter Riley Burruss' disapproval. And despite the ridiculously busy schedule Kandi always talks about having.
During the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" season 11 premiere, Riley told her mother and step-father that they shouldn't have any more children. The reason? She said Kandi works too much and wouldn't have time to properly care for a newborn. However, Kandi said she felt bad leaving her and Todd's two embryos "in the freezer."
If you didn't know, Kandi and Todd used IVF to have their son, Ace Tucker, and they have two female embryos left over from the process.
With Kandi being 42-years-old, the couple decided to use a surrogate this time around and they have already found one!
“Yeah, yeah, we’re moving forward,” the Bedroom Kandi honcho told US Weekly. “We’ve decided we wanted to … get a surrogate.”
The Grammy Award winning songwriter said she's a little "nervous about it," but they're currently in the process to expanding their brood.
“We did find someone, and right now we are in the process — you know it hasn’t been done — but we’re in the process.”
With IVF, Kandi said she had friends she could call up and ask questions. With surrogacy, she said she doesn't have anyone in her circle she can talk to about it, so that makes her more anxious.
“Like, I don’t have anybody who can tell me [about it]. When we were going through the IVF process, I did have a couple of friends who had done it, so, you know, I could talk to them, but this is a situation where I don’t have anybody I can talk to.”
Sorry, Rilez. Looks like you're getting a little sister. In case you missed, see the conversation Kandi had with Riley about a new baby HERE.
Photo: Kandi's IG
Derek Fisher showed up in court with fiance Gloria Govan after Matt Barnes brought up his DUI arrests in their custody battle. Get those deets, plus the latest on Rick Ross' tax drama and his new baby inside...
The Matt Barnes vs. Gloria Govan custody battle continues! And this time, Derek Fisher is getting in the mix.
Derek Fisher popped up in court to support his fiancé Gloria Govan as she goes to war with her ex (and Derek's former teammate) Matt Barnes over custody of their 9-year-old twin boys.
Gloria and Matt were due for another hearing in their ongoing battle inside the L.A. County Superior Court on Tuesday morning (November 6th).
The timing of it all ...
Two weeks ago, Matt filed paperwork to discredit Derek as a viable witness in their ongoing divorce case due to his DUI conviction. Apparently, Gloria petitioned him as a witness to testify in their divorce case, but Matt isn't having it.
The Blast reports:
He [Derek]did not take the stand to testify, and was asked to leave the courtroom shortly after the hearing started, because he is not a party to the case.
You'll recall, Derek was arrested and charged in June 2017 after he flipped an SUV (that was registered in Matt's name) on the freeway in LA with Gloria riding in the passenger seat. He pled no contest and was sentenced to 100-hours of community service.
In the child support case...
Matt reportedly filed to have his $20,000/month child support payment lowered since he now has full custody of the kids, he believes his payments should be decreased. Along with the $20K/month payment, he also pays the boys' private school tuition. Matt received full custody of the kids after Gloria was arrested at their kids' school for blocking Matt from getting the kids on his supposed custodial day. He filed a restraining order against her following the incident. She was ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the kids. She was granted permission to see the kids once a week for four hours with a professional monitor. She can only be near Matt when she gets the kids and she can not take them outside of L.A.
The L.A. County D.A. rejected criminal charges against the former "Basketball Wives" star after she was arrested on a felony child endangerment charge. Apparently, she wasn't just going off on Matt in front of their kids for nothing. She claims it was actually HER weekend and not his.
According to The Blast, closing arguments will soon be heard and a final decision on the restraining order will be given. After the restraining order deal, a permanent custody order will be decided.
In other legal news...
Rick Ross and Uncle Sam are cool now.
The MMG honcho just coughed up $1.1 million to pay off the rest of his tax bill after recently paying $4,617,370.86. Now, the tax lien that was filed against him has been lifted.
The Blast reports:
On October 23, the IRS filed a release of a federal tax lien that had originally been filed against Ross back in 2016.
The rapper owed a total of $1,147,141.77 in back taxes for the years 2013 ($576,441.53) and 2014 ($570,700.24). Ross forked over the $1.1 million and the IRS has released the lien as a result. The rapper is on a roll with paying off his debts after he paid the IRS a whopping $4.6 million in October for a lien over unpaid 2012 taxes. Ross has now handed over a total of $5,764,512.63 to the IRS in the past couple of months but at least he no longer has to fear the feds coming after his property or assets.
By the way, Rozay became a dad again recently. His daughter's momm Briana Camille just gave birth to a baby boy they named Billion Leonard Roberts. Yes, Billion. He'll join big sister Berkeley Hermes Roberts, brother William Roberts III, and sister Toie Roberts.
Let’s all welcome my son ‘Billion Leonard Roberts’ to the world ...
— Yung Rénzél (@RickRoss) November 7, 2018
Welcome to the world Billii!
1. Rapper YG was involved in a car accident after his Uber driver crashed into the yard of a home in LA. STORY
Black Hollywood swept up awards at this year's Hollywood Film Awards. Go inside to celebrate with your faves, plus see Miguel's emotional acceptance speech after copping an AMLA award inside...
Young, Black Hollywood was recognized at the the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills. And two YBF fresh faces copped breakout awards for their recently released projects.
They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. John David Washington, son of Denzel Washington, is following in his dad's famous footsteps, killing it at the box office and nabbing awards for his stellar performance. He was honored with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award for his role in Spike Lee's BlacKKKlansman, which he bodied.
"Empire" starlet Taraji P. Henson was on hand to present the hottie his award.
He looked damn good in a Dior Men suit.
John's sister, Katia Washington, came out to celebrate his accomplishment.
Amandla Stenberg was recognized with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award for her incredible performance in The Hate U Give. There have been mixed reviews about the movie, but we thought it was bomb and relevant for the times we're living in right now.
The actress/activist rocked a Ralph Russo Couture dress paired with Brian Atwood booties, an Edie Parker clutch, and Norman Silverman diamonds.
Her fellow queer queen Janelle Monae presented her with the award.
Amandla's co-star Algee Smith was also in attendance to support.
Mahershal Ali accepted the Hollywood Ensemble Award alongside Viggo Mortensen for their performance in Green Book, presented by Octavia Spencer.
The film, which centers around a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962, hasn't even hit theaters yet and it's already rounding up awards.
Green Book hits theaters November 21st.
Black Panther is still nabbing awards. And rightfully so.
Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan presented director Ryan Coogler and producer Nate Moore with the Hollywood Film Award.
Thank God there isn't a limit on how many times you can watch a movie on Netflix because we have been watching Black Panther like preschoolers.
So damn fine.
This Is Us star/EMMY winner Sterling K. Brown presented the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble award to the cast of Crazy Rich Asians.
The Hate U Give star Russell Hornsby was also in the mix.
Speaking of awards...
Singer Miguel made his way to the the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards in LA and he brought his fiancée Nazanin Mandi as his date. As for the fashions, Nazanin flossed in an Area blazer dress from the label's Fall 2018 collection.
The awards show recognizes the achievement and civic engagement of Latinx entertainers and media figures.
While accepting his award, the War & Leisure singer got all choked up as he dedicated the honor to his grandmother, who passed away recently. See his emotional acceptance speech below:
Miguel dedicates his ALMA's award to his Nana pic.twitter.com/cpvxSDlIPV
— Daily Miguel (@DailyMigueI) November 5, 2018
Afro Latina hottie/former "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Amara La Negra worked her magic on the carpet before hitting the stage.
"The Real" co-host Adrienne Bailon sashayed down the carpet in an embroidered NF By Nour gown before her husband Israel Houghton ripped it off when she got home:
Blame it on Bey?! Folks are coming at Beyonce for her late endorsement of Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke, which resulted in him loosing against Ted Cruz. Also, people want her to pull her Ivy Park line from Topshop after the owner was accused of sexual assault. Get it all inside...
Fans have been going in on Beyonce on social media for waiting until the last minute to show her support towards Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke. Around 4pm EST on midterm election day, Bey hopped on Instagram posting up pictures of herself dressed in all black, rocking a black and white "Beto For Senate" hat. However, Senator Ted Cruz ended up beating Beto, and now folks are blaming the Houston native for the huge loss.
Thank you, Beyoncé! pic.twitter.com/wfNJsGvrec
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 6, 2018
In one post she shared a message to her millions of followers of the importance of voting:
"I’m feeling grateful for everyone before me who fought so hard to give us all the right to have a voice. We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right. We need you. We all need each other, because when we are truly united we are unstoppable. Sending you all love and positivity on this happy voting day!
Every vote counts
Every race matters
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I’m feeling grateful for everyone before me who fought so hard to give us all the right to have a voice. We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right. We need you. We all need each other, because when we are truly united we are unstoppable. Sending you all love and positivity on this happy voting day! Every vote counts Every race matters Everywhere.
Bey's former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland also served up her Beto endorsement:
However, Bey is the only one catching heat. People were up in arms that Mrs. Carter waited so late to give her stamp of approval.
Here are some of the tweets:
beyonce really waited until 4pm on election day to publicly endorse beto .. girl pic.twitter.com/cIv0JtmcLQ
— maría (@maria_omfg) November 7, 2018
Why does Beyoncé swoop in at the last minute and endorse the right candidate when it’s too late? (She did it it with Hillary and now with Beto.) Speak up when it’s early enough that your voice can do something or sit down. It’s lame. (I STILL LOVE HER.) #Beyonce#BetoForTexas
— Katie/Pastore (@NotGayleKing) November 6, 2018
Beyonce, your late endorsement for Beto was just shit. And Texas, FUCK YOU!
— Carol (@CBSaavedra_) November 7, 2018
Would’ve been nice 2 weeks ago
— R.P. McMurphy (@goodbyemrburton) November 6, 2018
I love Beyoncé but she was bout a week late on that Beto Endorsement. pic.twitter.com/W7xjWpVetf
— CURLITO (@jpcurl) November 7, 2018
Gotta be honest. Love Bey of course. But WHY was Beyoncé so late in supporting Beto?? 3 hours before closing is def not enough time to make as big an impact as she could have. You’re gonna use you’re game as influcence? All for it! But be smart. Affective. #dissapointedinourqueen
— Jessica Alberg (@JessicaAlberg) November 7, 2018
f*ck Beyoncé for that late ass Beto endorsement
— diamnd (@dyingmond) November 7, 2018
While Bey's post was arguably mad late, folks can't blame her for Beto losing. A celebrity shouldn't have to tell you who to vote for in order for you to vote. It's not her responsibility to persuade grown people on who they should cast their vote on and doing so by a certain time. But we do appreciate celebs who use their platform responsibly.
In other Bey news...
Activists are calling on Beyonce to yank her Ivy Park sportwear line from Topshop after the owner, Sir Philip Green, was accused of sexual harassment, bullying and racial abuse. It's reported, five former employees have accused the Topshop owner of “bullying, intimidation and sexual harassment." He denies any wrongdoing.
Jasmine Dotiwala spoke to The Independent and explained why Beyoncé’s brand being linked to Topshop isn't a good look. “Her brand is all about empowering women and marginalised communities, particularly speaking up for black community issues. Thus, the two don’t sit well. Brands should consider very carefully the reputation of those they get in bed with.”
I would love to know what the sexist and racist allegations are.
Also wonder what a legend like @Beyonce and her @BeyGood make of this as they campaign for womens and black rights.
She should consider removing her IVY PARK range from @Topshophttps://t.co/Yolg7eYlJa
— Jasmine Dotiwala (@jasminedotiwala) October 25, 2018
Yasmeen Hassan, of campaign group Equality Now, spoke to The Sunday Times and said, “Beyoncé has put herself forward as a women’s rights activist. She and her team need to look closely at these allegations.”
No word on if Bey is planning to pull Ivy Park from Topshop stores. Do you think she should?
In lighter news...
Little Payton made an appearance on "Lip Sync Battle Little Shorties" and totally slayed her rendition of Beyonce's "Run The World." Watch her work it above.
Photos: Beyonce's IG/Ivy Park Website
Future and Meek Mill has social media in a frenzy with their cryptic posts. Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg rolled up on Howard University to cut up. Deets inside...
At this point, it's safe to say Future is toxic AF. Yes, he can deliver a mumble bop or 2, but he's an entire mess.
He's the father of 4 children by 4 different women with a baby on the way by a 5th woman, Joie Chavis (who shares a daughter with Bow Wow). And he often gives off the impression he thins he's a prize.
After Joie posted pictures of her a Future all hugged up at her baby shower/gender reveal, all hell is breaking loose on social media. It has been rumored that the Dirty Sprite rapper is the father of Joie's baby, but that wasn't confirmed until she posted a picture of herself and the rapper holding her belly with the caption "Family," seemingly confirming he's the father.
Once Joie's pictures started floating around on social media, Future's son's mother and current claimed queen of his hive-o-womem, Brittni Mealey, hopped on IG to explain why Future is doing what he's doing. He has been professing his "love" for Brittni on social media with her doing the same - sharing pictures and videos of them "madly in love" and even hinting at an engagement.
On Instagram stories, Brittni posted, "People do what they have to do to protect their assets. It's tooooo much $$ at risk!"
Now, Future is seemingly responding:
He posted a picture of himself with the caption, "U gone cry in this phantom or dat Nissan? She looked up and said PHANTOM." Ugh. He's so gross.
He also dropped some subs on IG stories:
In this video, he said, "I'm never talking bout the fam, I'm always talking bout you."
It's unclear who his comments are aimed at, but he likely did this on purpose for attention because, trash.
After his posts, fans hopped in Brittni's comments section to question her about the phantom talk:
Remember we told you that after Future attended Joie's baby celebration, he headed straight to the club with some female company who isn't Britt. We later revealed her name is is Lycia, and she's an Instagram model.
Well, it looks like she's joining in on the drama. She posted a picture of herself wearing the outfit she wore last weekend with the rapper:
And she also posted this on her IG stories:
Is she trying to be a sister wife too...or....
India Love, who has previously been linked to Future, posted and deleted (screenshot by Gossip In The City) the message above about how she'd rather be single than a "dummy's baby mama."
Also on Instagram...
Rapper Meek Mill put up a picture of himself cozied up next to a Dollar Store Kim K look-a-like. Some are saying she's his new squeeze, while others believe it's for a music video. You decide.
In less messy rapper news...
Snoop Dogg was in Washington D.C. to hit the stage for his “Redemption of a Dogg” stage play. Before hitting the stage, he made a stop by Howard University to cut up with the students. Watch him cut up above.
We've noticed Uncle Snoop has been showing mad love to HBCUs lately. He rocked a Grambling State University sweatsuit during his performance at the 2018 BET Awards and he also rocked a Virginia State University sweatshirt during a recent appearance on the "Wendy Williams Show." Nice!
In absolutely heart breaking news, one of the 12 victims of this morning's mass shooting in a California bar was the niece of Tamera Mowry-Housley. Full story and the latest updates on the shooter and the victims inside.
News broke around midnight L.A. time that several shots were just fired by a shooter inside the country western Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks. It was college night. The number of people killed have climbed 12, with at least 15 injured.
"The Real" host Tamera Mowry-Housley just revealed her and husband Adam Housley's niece Alaina Housley was sadly one of the victims in the attack. She said moments ago:
"Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our Alaina was one of the victims of last night's shooting at Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks. Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner."
Police have identified the shooter as 28-year-old former marine Ian David Long, who used a .45 caliber Glock 21 gun. The gun holds 10 rounds, but authorities confirmed he used an extended magazine.
Long lived with his mother, and has left no indication for the reasoning for his terroristic act. Authorities do suspect possible PTSD. Back in 2015, he was the victim of a battery inside of a local bar. He also was cleared by a mental specialist after his 4-year marine stint.
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All over the country today prominent conservatives and their followers tweeted with a weird glee that a "Middle Eastern" man shot & killed 12 people in a mass shooting in California. Instead it was, as it almost always is, a white man. His name is Ian David Long. This means those same conservatives will no longer care outside of fake thoughts and prayers.
Earlier today, Tamera & Adam were frantically trying to locate Alaina after her suitemate posted that she hadn't heard from her:
Ashely this is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley. Can you please DM me your information?
— Tamera Mowry-Housley (@TameraMowryTwo) November 8, 2018
— Ashley (@amowreader) November 8, 2018
Was she one of the girls who fled the scene?
— Tamera Mowry-Housley (@TameraMowryTwo) November 8, 2018
A reporter spoke to Adam earlier when he went looking for Alaina at a nearby hospital but was prevented from being let inside. He told the reporter his biggest fear is that Alaina was still inside the bar - where her smartphone devices said she was - and dead:
Tamera's husband, Adam, went looking for Alaina at a local hospital but a reporter tweeted guards wouldn't let him in because the hospital was on lockdown. Making matters worse ... Alaina's Apple Watch and iPhone still showed her location at the bar, this according to the L.A. Times.
Adam told the newspaper, "My gut is saying she's inside the bar, dead. I'm hoping I'm wrong."
So incredibly sad.
Hours ago, Tamera or Adam were still waiting for news on her whereabouts:
We haven’t found her yet. It’s been 7 hrs since the shooting.
— Tamera Mowry-Housley (@TameraMowryTwo) November 8, 2018
Please pray if you believe....pray.
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) November 8, 2018
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) November 8, 2018
Today's episode of "The Real" was not live, but was pre-taped yesterday, so the shooting was not discussed.
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The Real is heartbroken for the victims of the senseless tragedy in Thousand Oaks, which included Alaina Housley, the niece of Tamera and Adam Housley. We send prayers and strength to all the victims’ families and their community as well as our gratitude to the first responders. We send all our love and our deepest condolences to the Housleys, our family, during this difficult time.
California Senator Kamala Harris spoke out about the tragedy saying:
I'm thankful for the heroic actions of law enforcement but heartbroken that they lost one of their own. Sgt. Ron Helus rushed into danger to save lives. A true hero.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 8, 2018
Six off-duty officers' lives were taken in this shooting, as well as 29-year veteran Sgt. Ron Helus' who was first to arrive on the scene.
Another victim, 22-year-old Cody Coffman, was pronounced dead on the scene after his father arrived to the bar right after the shooting. Jason Coffman distributed photos of his son and spoke to media for hours about his son. Once he learned his son was dead, it was an incredibly hard scene to witness:
Heart-wrenching moment as father announces his son was killed in Thousand Oaks mass shooting. “Only him and I know, how I loved—how much I miss him…Oh, son, I love you so much.” https://t.co/H1XcH2w5PSpic.twitter.com/mAtfVmIIhy
— ABC News (@ABC) November 8, 2018
So senseless. Our hearts and condolences are with the victims' loved ones, the wounded, and anyone affected by this tragedy during this impossible time.
Welp, can't say we saw THIS coming. 46-year-old Gabrielle Union& 36-year-old Dwyane Wade are officially new parents to their first baby together! Their big baby news inside...
She's been stepmom for years, and now she has her first baby of her own. "Being Mary Jane" star Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat baller Dwyane Wade just welcomed a brand new baby...via surrogate!
The twosome indeed kept this news that they were expecting all the way under wraps, until now. Their baby girl, born yesterday (November 7th), made her social media debut just minutes ago with the big announcement. And it's the absolute sweetest thing.
New mommy and daddy did some skin-to-skin cuddling immediately, and they look head over heels about their newest family member:
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When I wake up in the mornin' love And the sunlight hurts my eyes And there's something without warning, love Bears heavy on my mind Then I look at you And the world's alright with me Just one look at you And I know its gonna be A lovely day A lovely day A LOVELY DAY We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl! #onelastdance #skintoskin @dwyanewade
Baby Girl Wade joins 3 older brothers - Zion and Zaire (from Dwyane's previous marriage to Siohvaughn Funches) and Xavier (from Dwyane's situationship with "Basketball Wives" star Aja Metoyer). She's also got her older cousin, Dahveon Morris, whom Dwyane adopted while his sister still maintains parental rights.
Now we know why Gab's been SUPER happy and glowing with happiness lately. More proof that if a celeb genuinely wants to keep something private, THEY CAN.
The upcoming "L.A.'s Finest" star has been quite vocal about her desire to have children, her multiple miscarriages, and her fertility issues. But it looks like Gab and her hubby of 4 years finally got every piece of their happily ever after.
Photo: Gabrielle's Instagram
Missy Elliott is being recognized for her songwriting abilities with a HUGE honor, plus Ella Mai gear ups for her "Saturday Night Live" debut. Deets inside...
Missy Elliott penned some of our favorite bops that are legit classics (don't argue with us), and now, she's being recognized for her incredible talent.
The musical icon just made history as the first female rapper to be nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Woot! Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years, according to the AP.
If she wins, she'll become the third rapper to receive the honor, following inductees Jay Z (2017) and Jermaine Dupri (2018).
The Virginia native has blessed us with tons of hits over her 20+ career, including "Get Your Freak On," "Lose Control," and "Work It," along with writing hits for musical icons Beyonce, Whitney Houston and several Aaliyah tracks.
"I am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers,” she tweeted. “Congratulations to all of them also."
https://t.co/M5lXo80Oz2 i am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers Congratulations to all of them also
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) November 7, 2018
A gracious queen.
Other nominess for the 2019 class include Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart).
Nominees in the non-performing category include Dallas Austin (who’s penned hits for TLC, Monica, Pink, and Madonna), Jack Tempchin, Dean Dillon, Jerry Fuller, Tom T. Hall, and Roger Nichols.
Six songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York on June 13, 2019.
Fingers crossed. Congrats Missy!
Ella Mai has been killing the music charts, and now, she's set to bring her vocals to our television sets.
— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) November 7, 2018
It's been announced that the British songbird will hit the stage on "Saturday Night Live" as the musical guest for the upcoming November 17th episode. Actor Steve Carrell has been tapped to host.
The R&B singer released her self-titled album October 12th and will be heading out on tour in January 2019.
Before Ella has us "trippin'" and "boo'd up," Lil Wayne will be performing on "SNL" this weekend for the first time in 8 years.
Ice Cube and LL Cool J are looking to take over sports TV with a huge deal. Get the deets on what they're cooking up, plus deets on new mom Gabrielle Union and Niecy Nash nabbing new gigs inside...
Big bank bosses!
Ice Cube and LL Cool J are teaming up for a total sports TV domination and it's going to be epic. That is, if they can pull off the deal.
TMZ Sports is reporting the two entertainment heavyweights will be bidding to cop 22 regional sports channels, including NYC's YES network, after Disney being forced to sell. Disney tried to be slick and received the 22 stations as part of it's $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century FOX. However, Disney is already the majority owner of ESPN, so the Justice Department feels they would have too much power in the sports TV landscape with those 22 regional stations.
You know what that means? They're up fro grabs and Ice and LL are looking to get their hands on it.
TMZ Sports breaks down which channels they're looking to cop:
The 22 stations involved in the deal include everything from Fox Sports San Diego to Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Southwest and more.
But, the crown jewel is the YES Network -- based in New York -- they have the rights to broadcast Yankees games. Disney thinks YES alone is worth between $5 and $6 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The deal for all 22 stations is expected to be anywhere from $15 to $25 billion.
Some of the potential bidders that have emerged are real heavy hitters -- from private equity titans like Apollo Global Management and Blackstone Group to the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Ice (Big3 creator) and LL have to beat out other bigwigs who are looking to make this come up. It's reported they're joining forces with billionaire Alex and Ani jewelry founder Carolyn Rafaelian. It's also said other sports and cultural icons are interested in participating in the bid.
This would be HUGE for Ice as he could air his Big3 League games on these stations.
Initial bids are due today (Nov. 8th). Let the games begin. Literally.
In movie news..
Brand new mom Gabrielle Union STAYS booked. And she has yet another project coming down the pipeline along with her new bundle of joy.
She'll be pulling double duty in an adaptation of author/beauty expert Tia Williams' 2016 novel, The Perfect Find. Gabby's production company, I’ll Have Another, has gained exclusive rights to the best-selling book and intends to make it a romantic comedy, according to Variety. She'll be starring and producing the film.
"Two years ago, I published a novel called 'The Perfect Find,' Tia Williams writes on Instagram. "A year ago, @gabunion read it, loved it, told me so, and I figuratively fainted. And today...this. I'm currently too overwhelmed to process (I'm just sitting here, shaking and shimmying like an overcaffeinated chihuahua). LIFE, MAN. Even when the stakes seem crazy and the obstacles insurmountable, do that nutty thing you love. Make yourself do it. You never know where it'll go"
This will be the actress’ third time executive producing a film that she is also performing in. Because as a black actress in Hollywood, you often have to create your own ish.
As for the film’s screenplay, it is being written by Leigh Davenport, a former producer and consultant at BET.
A movie written by a black woman, starring a black woman, and being produced by a black woman. We're here for it!
Speaking of melanin movies...
"Claws" actress Niecy Nash is coming to Netflix! The Daytime EMMY winner will be starring in a new Netflix movie alongside EMMY winner Courtney B. Vance and Mamoudou Athie ("The Get Down").
Uncorked is a father-son story loosely based on the family history of "Insecure" EP and showrunner Prentice Penny, who wrote and is directing the pic for Netflix, according to Deadline.
The site reports:
Uncorked follows a young man, fueled by his love of wine, who strives to become a master sommelier while dealing with his father’s expectations that he’ll take over the family barbecue business.
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. producer Datari Turner is producing this project with Forge Media’s Chris Pollack, Mandalay Pictures’ Jason Michael Berman, Argent Pictures’ Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens, and Ben Renzo, as well as Penny. Patrick Raymond and Veronica Nickel will serve as exec producers while, Argent partners Drew Brees, Tony Parker, Michael Finley, and Derrick Brooks are co-exec producers.
Filming is slated to begin November 10 with production set to take place in Memphis, Tennessee and Paris, France. Co-producers are Jamie Moore and Will Raynor.
Terrence J has yet to address that whole McLaren fiasco, yet he has been popping up on the scene. More inside...
Oh, hey stranger!
Terrence J kept a very low profile after he (or the mystery chick he was with) reportedly wrecked and abandoned his $300K McLaren last month. His (former?) girlfriend Jasmine Sanders spoke out about it, confirming it wasn't her with him, but he has remained mum.
He's been absent from social media for several weeks. But just in time for Homecoming season and more, he's back on the scene. But he still hasn't said a damn thing.
The former E! News co-host was all smiles when he hit the carpet at the PrettyLittleThing X Hailey Baldwin event at Catch restaurant the other night.
He ran into his homie Ludacris during the event after the rapper had plenty to say on his social media recently.
TJ pitched in to participate in a teleathon for forever First Lady Michelle Obama's "When We All Vote" campaign to encourage people to vote in the midterm elections and snapped a pic with Olivia Munn (NFLer Aaron Rodgers' ex) that he shared on his Instagram account this week. Luda hopped in the comments with something slick about the two:
He was all smiles at the voting polls...sans Jasmine:
TJ moderated a panel with CREED II star Michael B. Jordan, at Complexcon this past weekend in Long Beach, seemingly unbothered:
TJ made his first public appearance since the accident at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 31st Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. right before Halloween:
We assume he's still not cooperating with police. It was previously reported Terrence J (real name Terrence Jenkins) tried to get his wrecked luxury car back, but police denied his request being that it was still part of an ongoing investigation.
So many questions, yet not one answer.... What's really good homie?
Photos: Getty/TJ's IG
Moms LaLa Anthony and Chanel Iman rolled up on the CFDA scene to party it up at the 15th anniversary gala in NYC. Peep their flicks, plus carpet flicks of celebs at the PrettyLittleThing X Hailey Baldwin bash inside...
Moms on the move!
There has been some drama surrounding LaLa Anthony's estranged husband Carmelo Anthony and his alleged daughter's mother Mia Burks. Get those deetsHERE.
But, the "Power" star isn't feeding into the BS.
The hot mom made her way to the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund 15th Anniversary Event at Brooklyn Navy Yard in NYC for some fun. She served up super woman vibes in colorful Pyer Moss ensemble from the Spring 2019 collection. La worked the cape on the carpet as she made her rounds.
By the way, Pyer Moss was announced as the winner of the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, accepted by black designer Kerby Jean-Raymond. Congrats!
The YBF actress ran into music director Vashtie Kola for a quick photo-op.
Another mom on the move...
After flooring us with her gorgeous family flicks, Chanel Iman is getting back into the fashion groove. The model worked a black and white JI OH dress, black MIKE AMIRI boots and accessorized her look with a black Tyler Ellis bag when she hit the carpet.
The post-baby snapback is real and she looked amazing.
The new mom ran into her model friend Nadine Leopold for a pic.
Talk about a fashion moement! Dear White People starlet Logan Browning made a statement in Pyer Moss.
The purple unicorn Justine Skye sparkled in a purple embroidered sequin Prabal Gurung dress with draped bodice and asymmetric cape from the Fall 2018 collection.
She even snapped it up with the designer of her dress on the carpet.
TONY winner Renee Elise Goldsberry, "Billions" actress Condola Rashad (daughter of Phylicia Rashad), and "Orange Is The New Black" star Uzo Aduba were in the fashion mix.
She wore a Zac Posen gown while snapping it up alongside the famed designer. Then, she twirled in the streets...in the rain:
Other celebs in attendance include 21 Savage, Rev. Al Sharpton and his wife Kathy Jordan:
At another event...
Several celebs stepped out to party it up at Catch in LA at the PrettyLittleThing X Hailey Baldwin launch party.
"Claws" actress Karrueche sparkled in a gray crop top and matching palazzo pants. Dazzle chick.
LDB alert! "ATL" star Malika Haqq worked this PrettyLittleThing mini with black booties.
Singer Sevyn Streeter had folks green with envy and "yernin" for more in her PrettyLittleThing gown.
TV personality/actor Terrence Jwas all smiles on the carpet.
Hey, Swae Lee!
Wiz Khalifa's ex-girlfriend/model Izabela Guedes made a statement on the carpet.
Shaq & Shaunie O'Neal's son Myles O'Neal stepped out to soak in some fashion and have some fun.
Larsa Pippen, who recently spoke out about not cheating on Scottie Pippen after filing for divorce, is keeping her mind off all of the drama.
Rapper Ludacris was in the mix.
Celebrity stylist EJ King and Lori Harvey (Steve & Marjorie Harvey's daughter) had their own photoshoot outside.
Rapper Wale and former reality star Laura Govan was spotted making their way inside:
Photos: Backgrid/Lara's IG/EJ's IG/Pretty Little Thing's IG
"Black Ink Crew Chicago" stars Phor and Nikki are broken up even though Phor said they weren't. More inside...
Another reality show relationship bites the dust.
Before the latest season wrapped up, there was a scene between Phor and his then live-in girlfriend Nikki that had everyone raising their eyebrows. She confronted Phor about a video he allegedly sent to someone else showing the "D" and his butt cheeks.
Once the video made its way online, people have been speculating about plenty of things.
Since the clip hit, it has been rumored that they called it quits. They both stopped following each other on Instagram and they both removed almost all traces of one another on their social media accounts. Phor still has up a couple videos of her from their trip to Bali and his music video.
Well, Nikki hopped on Instagram Live recently to confirm they indeed called it quits and have been separated for a few months now. A fan asked Nikki about her relationship status with Phor, in which she replied,
"No, me and Phor aren't together anymore you guys," she said. "I've been single for two months now. Life just happens. People grow apart. That's it."
Peep the clips below:
Nikki, who's a hairstylist and salon owner, said she's done with the show and will be moving out of Chicago by Christmas. She said she's moving to another state to pursue her dreams, however, she didn't say where she will end up. Sidenote, Nikki can def slay a wig.
Phor and Nikki's co-star Charmaine also confirmed that they had called it quits (at the 4:32 mark):
Oh, hey Katt!
Two weeks ago, Phor hopped on Instagram and alluded that he and Nikki were actually still together, revealing they were in a "good space" and that they were working on their relationship offline.
Hmm...maybe they decided they were done done after he posted this comment.
We'll likely see it all play out on the next season of "Black Ink Chicago" when season 5 rolls around.
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I been keeping it in for a while jus glad I got the strength to admit it... since a kid i been battling “DEPRESSION” today in Atlanta i went to speak on mental illness and how in the black community it gets overlooked or not talked about enough ... thank you @iheartradio x @thebeatatl for having me be sure to listen for my song “ HELP” also it jus got in they rotation #NMOL #mentalhealthawareness #blackinkchicago #fight #dontgiveup
Phor revealed he has battled depression since he was a kid and decided to open up about mental illness in hopes of helping others. Keep your head up, Phor.