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The Carters' birthday behavior involves trolling folks, while the cool moms (plus Karrueche) link up for a kids' clothing line pop up shop opening. Get it all inside...
They told us ish goes down when there's a billion dollars in an elevator, so why not give the people a peek at it for real for real?
For Jay Z's birthday Monday night, he and wife Beyonce hit the New York streets. But before they hopped in the car, they posed it up inside a movie theater elevator and insisted the paps got the shot:
Ha. These two. They were def poking fun at the situation...
Baddie Bey kept it super colorful in her Versace Unity look for the night, while Jay kept it cool in an oxblood suit and Nikes.
Beyoncé & JAY-Z leaving a movie theater in NYC (Dec. 4). pic.twitter.com/nyUjZcnX3k
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) December 5, 2017
Gotta love it.
Speaking of cool MILFS, Teyana Taylor and Tia Mowry hit up Ladurée in L.A. this week to celebrate The Tot's holiday pop-up at The Grove all to benefit Children's Hospital L.A. The ladies, as well as Karrueche Tran, were there to support the clothing line's mission to provide safe, non toxic items for kiddies:
Pregnant-again mama Tia Mowry rocked a sexy Tom Ford dress and Manolos for the occasion and was totally glowing.
She posed it up with co-founder Nasiba Adilova.
Karrueche rocked a hot plaid look and thigh high boots:
And she linked up with her homie Teyana.
By the way, this is what Teyana was up to last night:
City councilwoman turned the 60th mayor of Atlanta. What a story for Keisha Lance Bottoms! While her white opponent remains salty and big mad, the new mayor's election afterparty was LIT. We've got it all inside, plus a news anchor who had the classiest clapback for a racist constituent...
Come all the way thru black girl political magic!
Keisha Lance Bottoms, who also has mom, wife, FAMU alum, lawyer and member of Delta Sigma Theta on her list of fabulous assets, is officially the next mayor of the 9th largest city in America. And that's a big freakin' deal.
The former City Councilwoman will take the seat of Kasim Reed who has just finished out his final term, and it was definitely a fight to the end.
Lance Bottoms is a Democrat who seemed like a shoe-in for the job going up against Mary Norman, a white independent who Keisha claimed had plenty of Republican values that simply aren't good for the city. Thanks to a low voter turnout and arguably, gentrification, Keisha only won by 759 votes! It came down to the wire with a mere 92,000
Plenty of news publications claim the race is too close to call, but Lance Bottoms has already rightfully declared herself the city's new leader. Naturally, her opponent is vowing to request a recount. Something she also did when she lost to Mayor Reed years ago.
After getting the support of outgoing Mayor Reed, US Senators Cory Booker & Kamala Harris and tons of celebs and local leaders (former black female Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin interestingly supported her opponent), Lance Bottoms has seemingly won by a less than 1% margin. Only a little more than 92,000 people voted in a city comprised of almost half a million people. Majority of the citizens are people of color and Democrat, so why is it so close?
“Atlanta, Georgia, nationally you are a symbol for Black people”. #killermike said a whole word in that first statement. We (in Atlanta) don’t know how privileged we are to be raised, employed, socialized, and educated by our own. OUR OWN! Friends have visited and been in awe with the Blackness of Edgewood on a Friday night. Some have relocated from other states claiming to never leave. Others make it a point to visit multiple times a year. My father who was raised in little ole Ridgeland, SC said he couldn’t believe the level of Black people in Atlanta when he first visited in the 90s. His first time being employed by a Black company helped him achieve his goal of running the largest rail yard in Georgia. And I quote “Aside from my great grandfather I never saw a Black man in charge of a company until I moved to Atlanta. I knew one day I could be in charge too.” I’ve been in Texas for about 4 months now and there is a stark difference between being a MAJORITY in Atlanta and just another number here in TX. BIG DIFFERENCE. So, y’all voting today, or nah? #vote #atlanta #keishalancebottoms
If you ask Killer Mike, it's due to the different type of citizen living in ATL now. It could also be linked to gentrification inflating housing costs and pushing out the blacks. The number of blacks in the city has indeed dropped over the years and the number of white citizens has risen exponentially.
Lance Bottoms touched on the changes she's ready to make during her speech Tuesday night, and also as part of her platform.
And this swag & surf turn-up:
— Dave Huddleston (@DaveHWSB) December 6, 2017
Race remained an obvious element to this election, and as usual, certain white folks want to act like the issue doesn't exist. So when CBS news anchor Sharon Reed got called the N-word by a viewer, all for speaking on the issue, she had the classiest clapback that has now gone viral. Check it:
News anchor Sharon Reed responds on air to a viewer who calls her the N-word. This Atlanta Mayoral race has people fiesty tonight. pic.twitter.com/Vgri3oXnGN
— Billy Michael Honor (@BillyMHonor) December 6, 2017
Congrats to Keisha Lance Bottoms on her (almost official) win!
Honeeeeey. Beyoncé was snatched and Spanx'd to perfection at last night's Sports Illustrated show and probably had everybody in the place ready to risk it all. Watch her surprise Muhammad Ali Award recipient Colin Kaepernick inside...
Just when we thought the highlight of Tuesday night's Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year show would be Colin Kaepernick receiving the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, Bey was like "nah, hold my beer."
The Lemonade queen floated all her cake & thickness into the Barclays Center to present the Award to Colin, and had us reserving a damn bike at Soul Cycle within minutes.
She rocked a mini, curve hugging LaQuan Smith dress for the occasion, and delivered her praises for the people's champ. Check it:
You'll be able to watch the former (for now) NFL QB's full speech when the show airs on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 8. Until then, here's a snippet:
A woman who claims to be Tupac’s ex-girlfriend has put his d*ck pic up for grabs. Deets inside…
Everyone is looking for a quick come up and they’ll do so at anyone’s expense. ANYONE'S.
A woman claiming to be the ex-girlfriend of the late Tupac Shakur claims she has a picture of his genitals and she’ll be auctioning it off for some cash.
According to TMZ, the explicit picture (seen above) was taken during a house party in Marin County, California back in the 90s. Apparently, Pac had a thing where he liked to show off his manhood no matter who was around. That night, the woman threatened Pac saying she was going to take a picture of his penis if he didn’t put it away. In true Pac fashion, he didn’t care and left it out, so she snapped the pic.
Now, she’s looking to bank thousands. She will reportedly sell it privately to a rock ‘n’ roll auction house and she’s looking to get $7,500 for it. If they don’t agree to the amount, then it's said she will sell it to the highest bidder.
She also plans to sell other pictures of Pac at the party that you can see here.
If the auction house doesn’t buy, would you??
Tyrese is publicly speaking out via media interviews for the first time to address everything that went down during his social media meltdown while he was being investigated for child abuse.
Find out what he said about his ex-wife Norma Gibson and the Fast & Furious spin-off. Plus, deets on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more inside…
It has been a rocky couple of months for singer/actor Tyrese as his ex-wife Norma Gibson brought him up on child abuse allegations and his public social media meltdowns. By the way, he blames his outbursts on him taking psych meds, speficially Rexulti.
Now that the dust has settled and he has received joint custody over his daughter Shayla, the Fast & Furious actor is speaking out for his first on-air interviews about what actually was going on behind the scenes.
The Black Rose singer stopped by HOT 107.9 to chop it up with “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” about why he ultimately put a ring on his ex-wife Norma Gibson’s finger. And it had nothing to do with love. In fact, it was more about being able to have his daughter near him so he wouldn’t have to fly out of the country to spend quality time with her.
"Now I could say to [Norma], 'Listen. Norma, I love you. I appreciate you. I appreciate what we did. We had an angel but I married you to keep you in the country,” he explained. “I never married you because I was happily married. You're from London. I married you because we had a baby on the way and I had to do whatever I had to do so that I'm not travelling all the way to London to spend quality time with my baby'.”
Ouch. We're not sure about the statute of limitations on marriage fraud but um....
Ty went on to say his ex-wife suffers from pathological enmeshment as well as parenting alienation. He claims Norma is doing everything in her power to get their daughter Shayla to hate him, and he said manipulating their child mentally, emotionally and psychologically is child abuse.
Ty also stopped by “The Ed Lover Show” where he addressed the story about him asking Will & Jada Pinkett Smith for money (he said he’s NOT broke), why he said his wife was pregnant and his relationship with his co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He also revealed he and Ludacris were offered a spin-off FIRST, but he turned it down because he felt like the franchise wasn’t about him. He said he expected The Rock to do the same, but as you can see, that didn’t happen.
Can't say we believe it, or would even believe Tyrese if he told us the sky was blue, but to each their own.
Tyrese also claims there's a Four Brothers sequel in the works. He made the announcement on Instagram, writing, “Paramount has officially greenlit a sequel to Four Brothers ( no lies here lol ). It’s all over the net the script is almost done to the sequel and it’s magic- Gonna be cool as hell just getting back with the crew.”
He might not be lying about this one. Comingsoon.net also reported a sequel could be in the works. Time will tell....
By the way, Tyrese has wasted no time getting involved in Atlanta politics. He was spotted cheesing hard after councilwoman Keisha Lance Bloom became the 60th mayor of Atlanta HERE.
Speaking of The Rock, he remains unbothered by Tyrese speaking out. Becuase he's super busy and super booked.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And he couldn't be happier. Peep the video above to watch how he found out about nabbing the honor. He'll receive his star on December 13th.
On the magazine front...
The former wrestler is featured in InStyle magazine's January 2018 issue. Below are a few excerpts from his interview:
LB: I want to know, quite honestly, how the eff you do everything you do with such rigor and positivity.
DJ: Thank you for that. I start with gratitude. I’m in my 40s now, my fourth level, you know, and for me, in my 20s, I thought I knew everything—didn’t know shit. In my 30s, things started to cave in a little bit, and I began questioning myself and the decisions I was making. Divorce happened. Fatherhood was taking a challenging left turn. I was trying to figure out what kind of dad I wanted to be, so there was a lot of shit happening. Now, in my fourth level, I can honestly wake up every day, be present, and be grateful for everything. And I keep the tougher times I’ve had in the forefront of my mind—like when I was 14 and we were evicted from our house, or when I had 7 bucks in my pocket. The gratitude motivates me. I like to get up before sunrise, before the baby [Jasmine, 2] wakes up, so I can get my work done and get going.
LB: And what makes you feel weak?
DJ: When I’m unable to see a mistake I made right away. Maybe this is my Taurus mentality, but sometimes I don’t see it and I don’t see it and then, before you know it, I finally see it, and I’m like, “How the hell did I not see that? It was right in front of me all this time.” And I have to look at the wake I left behind, the disappointment. That makes me feel weak.
LB: What role do you see yourself playing in the culture now and going forward into your fifth level?
DJ: I think the most important thing is authenticity, just being as real as I can be. But also flexible and open to change and other ideas and thought processes. Back when you and I last talked, I was at a turning point in my life, and I was having a tough time. I was hiding it, but I had a really hard time just being me. So now it’s important that I’m just me.
You can read his full interview here.
The other night...
The Rock hit the red carpet with his co-stars Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas for the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle premiere at Le Grand Rex on December 5, 2017 in Paris, France. The film hits theaters December 20th.
Photos: Ty's IG/Getty
It’s cold outside, but Serayah is heating up the magazine circuit. Peep her hot GALORE magazine photoshoot shot in a totally unconventional way inside…
Leave it to Serayah, our sometimes #hairgoals inspiration, to serve up some sizzling shots to warm us up during these winter nights.
The “Empire” songstress graces the cover of GALORE magazine and her spread is electrifying the pages of the new issue. And get this, the entire shoot was shot on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The quality is flawless.
Yeah, you can gon' ahead and get your own Holiday IG shoots together at home. Y'all know how y'all do.
The Cali-bred YBF starlet has been keeping us entertained at the R&B/pop star Tiana Brown on FOX’s hit series “Empire” since the show took over our televisions in 2015.
Now, she’s ready to make a name for herself in the music business as she gears up to release her debut titled, Addicted. Oooo…Addicted. Sounds tempting. Not only that, she's also starring in an upcoming film.
Check out a few excerpts from her cover story below:
On upcoming projects in the film or TV:
I have a film in the works. Also I’m looking forward to doing some other projects hopefully in spring in the new year. I’m also releasing my music project and another video, but I’m keeping consistent in roles and music.
On her upcoming album:
Yeah it is. You’ll basically see more R&B. I guess you haven’t really seen a lot of R&B from me on the show as far as sonically-speaking. It’s going to be a story about being addicted; whether it’s addicted to having fun or always being out or a relationship that’s not good for you. That’s why I’m calling the project Addicted because the past year or so when I was making the music I felt very vulnerable and extreme with my relationship with people in general, so I feel like it’s a story about my experiences like that.
On her go-to fashion brands:
I love Moschino, Gucci and Jeremy Scott. Some other brands I love are Yves Saint Laurent. I love Tommy Hilfiger — he’s amazing. I also love designers that are more affordable like Missguided. I love to pair together high and low.
On any regrets:
No, because I don’t like to live in regret or think I could have done anything different with how I got Empire and how my life is in general. I’m very spiritual, so I don’t like to think about life like that.
You can read her full interview here. In the meantime, peep her hot spread below:
A new episode of "Empire" premieres tonight at 8pm EST on FOX.
Photos: Prince and Jacob via GALORE
We’ll be seeing more of LaLa Anthony on “STAR,” while Courtney B. Vance is gearing up for a new movie role. Deets inside….
LaLa Anthony is killing the acting game.
After guest starring in Lee Daniels’ hit FOX series “STAR,” the YBF actress has nabbed a recurring role on the show. The former “TRL” VJ plays the role of Paola, the estranged mom of Angel (played by Evan Ross) who ends up having a connection to Jahil (played by Benjamin Bratt).
Also, Migos rapper Quavo will reportedly guest star as himself. Hmm…we wonder why the rest of the Migos aren’t making a cameo.
It’ll be interesting to see LaLa’s character get developed on the show. She's been good on “Power” and she totally slayed her role on “The New Edition Story.”
In movie news…
Courtney B. Vance is gearing up to put some interracial love on the big screen.
The EMMY winner will be playing the husband of Julia Roberts’ character in the upcoming drama Ben Is Back.
According to Variety:
Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges are starring as mother and son in the family drama, to be directed by Hedges’ real-life father, Peter Hedges.
Lucas Hedges, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “Manchester by the Sea,” will portray a charming yet troubled man who returns home to his unsuspecting family on Christmas Eve. His wary mother welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns that he is still very much in harm’s way.
Courtney’s character will offer a different philosophy on how to handle his stepson’s return, which puts him at odds with his wife.
Production for the film started this week.
1. "Leave It To Stevie" returns for a 2nd season on Wednesday, January 3rd at 10pm EST on VH1. Stevie J's homie Safaree Samuels is joining him as well. Is this really needed?
2. "Atlanta" writer/producer Stephen Glover (Donald Glover's brother) has inked an overall deal with FX productions. Nice! STORY
Photos: LaLa's IG/Getty
Ciara is joining forces with her husband Russell Wilson’s charity foundation. Meanwhile, Sofia Richie and her boyfriend Scott Disick are still going strong. Coupledom deets inside…
Ciara and Russell Wilson continue to prove why they’re #RelationshipGoals!
The R&B singer has signed on to become a member on the board of directors for the Seattle Seahawks quarterback’s Why Not You Foundation. This doesn’t come as a shock at all, especially since CiCi accompanies Russell during his philanthropic efforts and events. The couple makes weekly visits to the Seattle Children’s Hospital to chop it up with the kiddies.
“I’m honored to join the board of the Why Not You Foundation,” Ciara told PEOPLE in a statement. “I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact the Foundation has on improving the lives of children. Every girl and young woman should have the opportunity to grow in a healthy and positive way with access to education and empowerment skills needed to be successful. I truly believe our foundation is positioned to make a lasting difference in the world.”
The hot mom-of-two will help spread the foundation’s message on her social media platforms, reaching over 50 million people. Loves it!
CiCi has been heating up Instagram with some cake. Aye!
As for a newer couple...
19-year-old Sofia Richie and 34-year-old Scott Disick are still going strong.
The couple took their love to Miami Beach for a fun BAEcay together. And this isn't their first. A few months ago, they were all loved up in Italy.
While in Miami, Sofia flossed her bod for her man in a red thong bikini while soaking in some sun:
Must be nice to just lay around on the beach and not really having to work for your coinage.
How long do y'all think this will last?
Photos: Ciara's IG/Instar
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon is being accused of sexual harassment…AGAIN. Details inside…
Another day, another sexual assault accusation at the hands of a wealthy man who likely believed he could get away with it. Even after already being accused previously.
One of Warren Moon's former female employees from his sports marketing firm has pulled the trigger on a lawsuit, accusing the former Vikings player of sexual harassment and sexual battery.
According to ESPN, the woman – named Wendy Haskell–claims Moon made "unwanted and unsolicited" sexual advances toward her while she was working for Sports 1 Marketing as Moon's assistant. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County, lists Moon as president and co-owner of the Irvine, California-based company.
She details several incidents where he was hella inappropriate. He allegedly drugged her, touched her genitals while she was sleeping and even removed her bathing suit without her permission. And there's plenty more.
The lawsuit alleges that soon after Haskell was hired in July 2017, Moon demanded that she "submit to a variety of unnerving sexual and perverse controlling arrangements, including sleeping in the same bed with him on all business trips, providing him unfettered access to the bathroom every time she showered, wearing skimpy lingerie while in the obligatory single room, obtaining prior approval for her wardrobe, and being subjected to continuous unwanted and unsolicited sexual advances."
According to the lawsuit, Moon drugged Haskell's drink without her consent during a business trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Haskell said she began feeling strange and asked Moon if he had put something in her drink, which he then admitted to doing, she said, telling her he did so because he thought she wasn't "having fun." On the same trip, according to the lawsuit, Moon pulled off Haskell's bathing suit while they were on the beach, despite her pleas with him to stop.
On another business trip to Seattle, she said, Moon grabbed her crotch while she was sleeping.
After rejecting another one of Moon's alleged sexual advances, Haskell said Moon wrote in an email to her the following day that if she wasn't comfortable with his demands, he would "find someone who doesn't have inhibitions about the job."
Wendy got fed up with his sexual advances, so she wrote an email to the company’s CEO, but they did nothing to address the matter. In fact, they demoted her and cut her pay.
Moon has denied the allegations, in a text sent to Seattle’s King 5 TV. He also has taken a leave of absence from his role on Seattle Seahawks radio broadcasts.
This isn’t the first time he’s been brought up on sexual harassment allegations. Back in 1994, a former Vikings cheerleader sued him after she said the then QB offered her money for sex. He also allegedy came to the bar she worked to make moves on her. Moon claims he didn’t do it, and they ending up settling the lawsuit out of court.
The following year, Moon was arrested after he was accused of slapping and choking his wife in his Texas home. His wife ended up having the charges dropped and they ended up getting a divorce.
1. Meek Mill is juggling umpteen jobs in prison, for 19 cents. STORY
We’ve got trailers of the brand new show “Grown-ish,” starring Yara Shahidi, and a peek at the new season of “Black Mirror,” starring Michaela Coel. Check them out inside…
It’s almost here!
Yara Shahidi’s “black-ish” character Zoey Johnson is ready to take over college in her new spin-off, “Grown-ish.”
Zoey has moved out of her parents’ house and she’s now living on campus as a freshman in college where she’ll be presented with new challenges. Let’s face it, being a young person during these times are totally different than what it was like when we were younger. So, it’ll be fun to watch how current-day students manage college during this technology driven age.
In the new trailer, we see cameos from her on-screen parents Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Other appearances include, YBF heartthrob Trevor Jackson (who guest-starred twice in black-ish) is a series regular, “black-ish” star Deon Cole and singers/sisters Halle x Chloe (who will guest star in the new series). Zoey quickly learns frat parties aren’t everything they’re cracked up to be and that she may not know everything she thought she knew before stepping out in the real world.
See what we mean below:
Executive producers of the show include Kenya Barris (the series creator), Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins.
Set your DVRs. “Grown-ish” premieres January 3rd at 8pm EST on Freeform.
As for another series...
"Chewing Gum" star Michaela Coel just popped up in one of the new trailers for Netflix’s “Black Mirror” Season4. The streaming company has been releasing a new trailer each day to promote the Season 4 episodes.
Michaela is featured in the upcoming “U.S.S. Callister” episode that seemingly pokes fun at the iconic “Star Trek” series. The episode is described as: "Join Captain Daly and his trusty crew as they explore the galaxy and the dangers of unknown alien planets."
“Black Mirror” Season 4 will premiere December 29th on Netflix. In the meantime, peep the trailer below:
By the way, there's supposed to be a third season of "Chewing Gum," we just don't know when it'll happen. Catch up on that HERE.
1. There's at least some justice being served. Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for the deadly shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott. STORY
Photos: Screenshot/TV Guide
Oprah is making some business moves behind-the-scenes at the OWN network. But not everyone's a fan. Meanwhile, Jordan Peele is gearing up to bring back a classic series. Also, we have the first look at the upcoming "WAGS Atalanta" inside...
Some new Georgia peaches are ready to take over Atlanta. As if we needed more wiggery and heavy makeup with a side of shade.
Who are we kidding....BRING IT!
Right after we kick off 2018, we’ll be introduced to some new wives and girlfriends of professional atheles on E!’s upcoming series “WAGS Atlanta.” Look out “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
The series follows the relationships and glamorous lifestyles of Ariel Anderson, Niche Caldwell, Kierra Douglas, Kaylin Jurrjens, KeshaNorman, Brandi Rhodes, Shuntel “Telli” Swift, Sincerely Ward, and Hope Wiseman. These nine tight-knit Atlanta-based wives and girlfriends of today’s hottest professional athletes live life unapologetically, with no boundaries and no filters within the infamous social life of Atlanta.
The new series kicks off Wednesday, January 3rd at 10pm EST on E! In the meantime, check out the first sneak peek above.
As for new business dealings...
Talk about money moves, Oprah just banked some new millions, but it cost her.
Discovery Communications has reportedly paid Lady O $70 million to take majority interest in the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, according to the LA Times.
Up until now, it was a 50-50 split between Oprah and Discovery, but the new deal gives Discovery Communications an additional 24.5%, almost holding nearly 75% of the company.
Lady O isn’t dumping OWN any time soon. She will remain the CEO of the network. Fun fact: This is the first time she has sold k in OWN since it launched in 2011.
“Creating OWN and seeing it flourish, supported by Discovery and a rapidly growing group of the finest storytellers in film and television, is one of my proudest achievements,” Oprah said in a statement. “I’m thrilled with the network’s success and excited about this next chapter in our partnership.”
Discovery Chief Executive David Zaslav also released a statement about the deal:
“This transaction allows Discovery and Oprah to unlock more value from our partnership; extends once more her commitment to the network; and lets us continue our strong work together to nourish OWN viewers with the content they love."
So hopefully ladies and gentleman, “Queen Sugar” and “Greenleaf” aren’t going anywhere. But not everyone's convinced.
There's been rumblings around the net that Oprah selling her stake in such a successful network at such a (relatively) low price could mean something else. Also, not everyone is here for a black head honcho giving up majority control of a black-focused media empire to a mainstream (i.e. white) conglomoration. Will our voices be watered down and controlled, which was exactly the reason for the need for OWN and channels of the like in the first place?
Time will tell...
In other television news...
Life after Get Out is busy for Jordan Peele.
The comedian/filmmaker is teaming up with Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez to do a reboot on the classic throwback TV series “The Twilight Zone.” And we’ll get to see it on a CBS All Access, a new streaming platform from the network. The original series aired for five seasons on CBS, from 1959-1964.
Here’s how Jordan will have his hand in the series:
It hails from CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Daredevil, The Defenders) will serve as executive producers for the series and collaborate on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers, along with Carol Serling, widow of The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, and Rick Berg, manager of the Serling literary estate.
“Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,” said Peele.
No lies told.
Beyonce is just like us! See pics and videos of the singer making a Target run, plus meet her lookalike inside...
Sometimes Beyonce just likes to do some regular ish. And we can’t blame her. We love a good Target run.
Yesterday, the Grammy Award winner, her daughter Blue Ivy and who appears to be Mama Tina (pushing Blue Ivy) made a shopping run in one of our fave retail stores, Target, in San Clemente, California. Mrs. Carter tried to disguise her appearance, but she’s going to need more than a pair of sunglasses to trick the BeyHive.
— taylor (@MsTaylorOlivia) December 7, 2017
And it looks like we know at least one Christmas item she’ll be picking up this holiday season. The “Love On Top“ singer was seen strolling down the bicycle aisle while pushing the red cart. She was also spotted looking through the little kids clothing section. Hmm...we wonder if she picked up a few things for Blue, Sir and Rumi.
still looks like it was taken with a potato but pic.twitter.com/LE3dBJioiQ
— taylor (@MsTaylorOlivia) December 7, 2017
An eager fan was even able to capture a quick video while they were getting their shop on:
No lie, if we were in that Target, we probably would have lost our sh*t.
Speaking of Bey...
No, this is not the real Beyonce. But it sure as hell looks like it.
Her name is Brittany Williams and she lives in Detroit, Michigan. On Instagram, she goes by the name of SurB and she has been gaining notoriety for her undeniable resemblance to Beyonce. She’s a spitting freakin' image!
While she looks like Beyonce, she claims she doesn’t try to look like her and that it’s all “coincidental.” We’re not sure about that one (girl, those highlights and color are def intentional), but she sure is pulling it off. She chopped it up with the DailyMail to describe what life is like when you look like an international superstar. And it may not be all it's cracked up to be.
“I get approached all the time; whether it be on planes, at the airport or while attending events,” she said. “I've also been chased, had pictures taken of me without my consent and pranks done without me knowing. A group of women once chased me and my friend to our car and began singing ‘Single Ladies,’ beating my friend's car with the heels of their shoes until we rolled down the window and took a picture with them. Most people are generally friendly though and just want a picture, they often say I look like a younger version of Beyoncé.”
Brittany said she sings, dances and writes just like the real Bey. At first, she said the comparison would bother her, but now she has come to accept it. We can think of plenty of worse things in life...
“We both have southern roots. My parents and her parents look like they could be related. She sings, dances, writes and I am gifted in the same ways; we're both strong dominant women, fearless, and God fearing.”
Brittany even dressed up as Beyonce in her “Love On Top” video for Halloween and totally nailed it. Obvi.
Here's a video of Brittany reciting some poetry she wrote. She looks like Bey, but she doesn't sound anything like her:
We're not sure if this is her using an accent or her real voice, but the poem is FIRE.
Photos: @courtneyadelye/Brittany's IG
When Trap Rapunzel meets Trap Selena, you get that "Motorsport" video. We've got it inside, plus the hilarious reactions to Nicki Minaj's pink braids that drag on the floor and Cardi B taking over Jeremy Scott's fragrance launch....
Nicki Minaj served up pink microbraided inches, and we mean INCHES, thanks to famed hairstylist Kim Kimble and her style team led by Kendra Garvey, all for the new "Motorsport" vid.
Kim revealed it took 36 hours to create the look, which we saw her original version of in blonde and a tad wee bit shorter on Beyoncé in Michelle Williams' "Jesus Say Yes" video. We saw a longer length version in the Lemonade epicness as well. This has GOT to be a wig, but the hair braiders haven't yet confirmed if it is.
Black Twitter & 'em couldn't handle all the fabness from Trap Rapunzel. As Nicki celebrates her 35th birthday today, she's getting meme'd all over the place, but in the best ways.
Y'all got Nicki trying to sell her Black Twitter card out here.
Y’all gonna sit there and get them nicki minaj braids when she got on a lace front
— Arie (@infamousindy) December 7, 2017
PSA to all these bitches . Please DO NOT , i repeat DO NOT try to get those pink braids cause Nicki Minaj got em. she go to professionals , your friend can’t do that sis
— des (@cockydee_) December 7, 2017
Baby a lady out here charge 1000.00 for those Nicki Minaj lemonade braids
— Chocolatedrop (@da_minicooper) December 8, 2017
— NM4 (@iamgiannib) December 7, 2017
Cardi B, her fiance Offset, Takeoff and Quavo are doing what they do in the video as well. Check it out below since it's now on VEVO. The track-of-the-winter appears on Migos' Culture II album:
Speaking of Cardi B, Trap Selena took her talents to Miami last night. She partied it up and performed for Moschino designer Jeremy Scott's fragrance launch during Art Basel.
She rocked head to toe Moschino, of course.
We hear Cardi and VIPs sipped on Tanqueray No. TEN bottle service before a special performance by the Bronx babe which was exclusively livestreamed by TIDAL. She also brought out G-Eazy to surprise the crowd with their "No Limit" banger of a collabo. Chick is putting in WORK.
Photos: BFA/Nicki's Instagram
This has been one hell of a year for Serena Williams and it continues to get better. Go inside for deets about Nike honoring her with a building, plus entering the Australian Open three months after giving birth inside…
Just when she thought this year couldn’t get any better, it does.
Serena Williams became a first-time mom when she gave birth to her adorable daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September. Then, she married the love of her life Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans in November.
Now, she has two new big feats coming down the pipeline to top 2017 off as one of the best years of her life.
After gaining the title of mother and wife, the tennis superstar will now be gunning after another title. The 36-year-old has reportedly entered the 2018 Australian Open to compete in the first Grand Slam of the next year. And she’ll be defending her title as she took home the trophy last year WHILE pregnant with baby Alexis. Grand Slam #24 is in the works!
Last night, the tennis star popped up at Eva Longoria's Global Gift Gala held at the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel in Miami to help raise funds to go towards the hurricane relief efforts. That snapback is in full effect.
Oh, and it gets better...
What a year it has been. First a grand slam win followed by a awesome baby... than the most magical wedding. What next? How about a building!!... Nike announced yesterday that one of its new world headquarters buildings will be named after me. It will be the biggest on campus and is scheduled to open in 2019. I am honored and grateful! #TeamNike @nike
Not only is her personal life on cloud 9, she’s also being honored in a MAJOR way for the strides she has made in the tennis world. Serena will have the largest building at the Nike World Headquarters named after her. YAS! She made the announcement via Instagram. See what she said above.
With everything going on in her career, Serena's first priority is her baby girl. She shared an intimate moment with her fans about how she feels when it's time to stop breastfeeding.
How long did you breastfeed? Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it's time to stop? pic.twitter.com/YOz4oeIajH
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 6, 2017
Aww! We're sure some of the YBF moms can relate.
Photos: Loren Ridinger's IG
Comedian Hannibel Buress just became content of what we're sure will be his own next stand up act. Watch how his confrontation with cops in Miami went left and landed him in jail early this morning inside...
After rising to fame after bringing those Bill Cosby drugging rumors to light (again) during his comedy routine, Hannibal Buress is now caught up in his own drama.
The comedian/actor was seen outside in the Miami streets around 2AM getting hemmed up by police, and can be seen repeatedly asking them what he's being detained for.
The confrontation became more heated, and he was physically pushed into a police car when he refused to get in himself.
Interestingly, the cops told him he was being arrested for "trespassing," but TMZ was told by a jail source that he was booked for "disorderly intoxication."
Hmmm. Did the cops simply not have probable cause to cuff him and noticed he seemingly had a drinky drink and slapped that charge on his record? You can watch a couple videos taken by eyewitnesses on the scene below:
At Art Basil in Miami and literally stumbled upon Hannibal Burress bring reprimanded by Miami Police. Spoke w/ cops & him. Cops said he wasn’t being arrested? Hannibal said they’re mad Bc he roasted them. Crazy. pic.twitter.com/ib2MpzYb7S
— Emilio Savone (@EmilioSavone) December 10, 2017
After posting a $500 bond, he was released at 6AM this morning.
Photos: Getty/Miami PD