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WANTED: YFN Lucci Facing Felony Murder Charge, Police Offer Award For His Arrest

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Rapper YFN Lucci is wanted by Atlanta police in connection to the death of a 28-year-old man. More inside….

YFN Lucci’s 2021 started off great!

The Atlanta rapper’s love life was looking to be on the up and up since he got his girlfriend Reginae Carter back. His flex game also elevated after he was gifted the first 2021 Maybach SUV in the U.S. to celebrate his success in the music business. TIG Records honcho Girvan "Fly" Henry coughed up $200K to gift the rapper Mercedes' first Maybach GLS.

Now, he’s wanted by the police for murder!

According to CBS46, YFN Lucci (real name Rayshawn Bennett) is WANTED in Atlanta on multiple charges, including murder, in connection to a fatal shooting last month.

On December 10th, Atlanta police officers reportedly responded to calls of a person shot around 5:20pm. The police found 28-year-old James Adams lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his face, according to the police reports. He was rushed to the hospital where he died.

Not long after the first shooting, a second victim popped up with a gunshot wound. 32-year-old Kevin Wright was driven to the fire station by private vehicle with a gunshot to his abdomen. Detectives believe the shootings are related.

There were THREE suspects named in the investigation - one of them being Lucci. The “Everyday We Lit” rapper is wanted for felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The other two suspects (23-year-old Ra'von Boyd and 17-year-old Leroy Pitts) were reportedly arrested..

The police are still on the hunt for Lucci. They offered a $5,000 reward through Crime Stoppers for the 29-year-old rapper's arrest and prosecution.

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After news broke that the cops were looking for the father-of-four, fans started asking folks to check on his girlfriend, Reginae Carter:

A few days ago, Reginae was poppin’ off on Twitter about making “hoes mad” and how women shouldn't be OK with being "samples."

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No word from Reginae about Lucci's arrest yet.

Photos:APD/Lucci's IG


‘Genius: Aretha’ Got Pushed Back Due To The Pandemic, Here's The New Premiere Date & New Poster

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The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the premiere date of “Genius: Aretha” back. Now, it’s a go! See Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin in the new poster and more about how the delay messed up the EMMY run inside….

The Coronavirus pandemic put a screeching halt to the release of National Geographic’s limited series “Genius: Aretha.”

Cynthia Erivo has been tapped to portray "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin in season three of Nat Geo’s EMMY winning anthology series “Genius.” It was originally scheduled to be released right before Memorial Day Weekend 2020, but COVID. The plan was to have each episode air over four consecutive nights in late May 2020, days before the EMMY Awards’ eligibility period ended (May 31st).

No worries. “Genius: Aretha” will now be eligible to be nominated this year since it’ll premiere two months before the eligibility date. Get ready to be engulfed in some soulful vibes when the limited series premieres in March 2021.

Two-time Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo celebrated her 34th birthday by unveiling the new key art:

 

“Genius: Aretha” is billed as the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of the musical icon. It will chronicle Aretha’s incredible music career, her musical genius and the impact she made on music and culture around the world.

The Broadway starlet will perform songs from Aretha’s legendary catalogue. Several of the singer’s biggest hits will also be featured in the series, including "I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)," "Chain of Fools," "Don't Play That Song" and "Baby I Love You," along with her performances of "Freeway of Love," "I Knew You Were Waiting for Me" and "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves."

Not only that, her activism for civil rights will also be featured.

There’s a star-studded cast to back the new project, including Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance (“The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) as Aretha’s father, C.L. Franklin; Malcolm Barrett (“Timeless,” “Preacher”) as Ted White, Franklin’s first husband and business manager; David Cross (“Mr. Show,” “Arrested Development”) as legendary music producer Jerry Wexler; Grammy winning musician and actor Tip “T.I.” Harris (“Ant Man,” “Get Hard”) as Ken Cunningham; Patrice Covington (“The Color Purple”, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (“Oklahoma!,” “The Big Sick”) portray Erma and Carolyn Franklin, respectively, as Aretha’s sisters and frequent background singers who supported and collaborated with their famous sibling; Steven Norfleet (“Watchmen,” “Dynasty”) as older brother Cecil Franklin, who stepped in as Aretha’s manager following her divorce from Ted White; veteran actress Pauletta Washington (“Beloved,” “She’s Gotta Have It”) as Aretha’s nurturing and loving paternal grandmother, Rachel; Omar J. Dorsey (“Queen Sugar”) as James Cleveland; Marque Richardson (“Dear White People”) as King Curtis, and Kimberly Hébert Gregory (“Vice Principals”) as Ruth Bowen.

And introducing Shaian Jordan as young Aretha Franklin, Little Re.

Peep the trailer below:

“Genius: Aretha” will premiere on National Geographic this March. Will you be tuning in?

Oh...

Yes, Jennifer Hudson is still playing Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic about the singer's life. The upcoming biopic film titled RESPECT is set to drop in August 2021.

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Dr. Dre’s Estranged Wife Accuses Him Of Holding A Gun To Her Head Twice, Punching Her Face & Lifting Her By Her Neck Amid Divorce

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Dr. Dre’s estranged wife, Nicole Young, filed new divorce documents detailing years of violent physical and emotional abuse that sounds very much like previous abuse accusations made about him from different women. The filing came days before Dr. Dre suffered a brain aneurysm. Deets inside….

Over the years, several women have come forward with abuse allegations against Hip Hop mogul Dr. Dre. Now, his estranged wife, Nicole Young, is adding her name to the list.

Days before Dr. Dre suffered a brain aneurysm, Nicole Young filed new paperwork in divorce court accusing him of physical abuse that occurred throughout their 24-year marriage. She filed for divorce from Dre in June 2020 and it keeps getting messier and messier by the month.

In the documents (obtained by Daily Mail), Nicole claims Dr. Dre (real name Andre Romelle Young) held a gun to her head TWICE, punched her in the face and head, and she also said he lifted her OFF the ground by her neck. Sheesh! She filed the documents in response to Dre’s declaration last week where he made claims that “at no time did I abuse Nicole or threaten her physical safety.”

Well, Nicole said those are “blatant lies.”

In her response, she detailed the alleged physical and emotional abuse:

“I have explained in excruciating and painful detail the abuse that Andre has perpetrated against me over our more than 25 year-relationship,” she said.

”Andre held a gun to my head on two occasions, on January 8, 2000 and November 20 2001,' she claimed. 'Andre has punched me in the head/face on two occasions, in 1999 and on January 8, 2000.

“Andre kicked down the door to a bedroom in which I was hiding from his rage in 2016,” she added. “Andre has verbally and emotionally decimated my personhood to the extent that I currently suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.”

In Dre’s argument, he noted the police had never been called to their home for domestic violence while they were married, so he’s innocent. In her own defense, Nicole agreed the cops were never called, but she said she never called because she was fearful of what he would do to her.

“Andre conspicuously omits the fact that the police were called in approximately September 1995, shortly before our marriage, after he slammed me up against a wall and lifted me off the floor by my neck.

“During our marriage, I considered calling the police several times but, as I fell deeper into the abusive relationship, my fear of Andre outweighed any confidence I had that the police could help me.”

”'First, there is documentary evidence of his abuse which has been produced. Second, I have also offered extensive and painful testimony about Andre's relentless campaign of abuse and control over me for more than half my life. It is misleading, revolting and insulting for Andre to suggest that I have not been abused because, as a victim of relentless abuse and isolation, I did not create and maintain a contemporaneous record of the abuse inflicted on me.”

”It is well known and accepted that most victims of domestic violence do not have documentary evidence of their abuse.”

This week, Dre reportedly signed an agreement that he would pay Nicole a lump sum of $2 million in temporary support until their next court date in April. Before that, he had been paying Nicole $293,000/month in support. Nicole wants the courts to make Drepay her almost $2 million/month in support, plus another $5 million in attorney fees. Nicole also accused Dre of "rampant, repeated marital misconduct."

As you know, Dre’s estranged wife/ mother of his three children isn’t the only woman who has accused the Beats by Dre honcho of physical abuse. Singer Michel’le opened up about the alleged physical abuse she endured at the hands of Dr. Dre before releasing her LIFETIME biopic that chronicled their relationship and her rise to fame.

Former Hip Hop journalist Dee Barnes also spoke out about how Dre physically attacked her in 1991 at a nightclub. She later revealed he also sexually assaulted her. Dee was blackballed from the industry following the incident.

One of Dre’s former labelmate’s also accused him of abuse. Tairrie B (Theresa Murphy) said he punched her in the face TWICE at a Grammy’s afterparty in 1990.

You’ll recall, he offered up that a** apology to “all of the women” he “hurt,” but he likely only issued that statement since he was building his relationship with tech company, Apple.

What say you?!

As for Dre, he's still recovering from the brain aneurysm at Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA. Last week, he shared a post on Instagram updating his fans on his condition:

"Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!," he wrote.

A few days ago, rapper/actor Ice-T spoke with Dr. Dre and shared another update with Hip Hop fans about his condition:

"He’s doing good and hopefully he’ll be home soon.. But let’s keep him in our prayers. For a full recovery," Ice-T wrote.

Hours after news broke that Dre was in the hospital, Dre's house was targeted in an attempted robbery. Sheesh.

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Trump Becomes The First President In U.S. History To Be IMPEACHED TWICE!

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Trump has been impeached again, making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached TWICE! The House charged the president with "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the violent riot Trump supporters carried out at the U.S. Capitol. Deets inside…

We’re exactly one week away from the post-Trump era. But before Trump is officially no longer the President of the United States, there’s some unfinished business.

The House just impeached Trump for a SECOND time, making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached. Bloop! He was charged with "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the violent & deadly riot Trump supporters carried out at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. The failed coup attempt resulted in five deaths, including on Capitol police officer.

As you know, Trump instructed his supporters to storm the federal building to "stop the steal" of the 2020 presidential election. He denied it.

The vote to impeach Trump passed in the Democratic-controlled House, 232 to 197. Ten Republicans voted AGAINST Trump.

Watch below:

Before the vote, freshman Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO) took the floor to denounce white supremacy and she DRAGGED the “white supremacist-in-chief” by his extensions. It was a “mic drop” moment and Republicans were “boo’n” like hit dogs! Check it:

Checkmate.

The House will send the article of impeachment to the Senate so they can kick off the process of holding a trial to determine if Trump should be convicted. It’s likely the “trial” will not happen until after Trump is out of office (after January 20th), but we WILL see a trial for Trump. He can still be impeached and removed after he’s no longer in office. This is important because if convicted, he will be prevented from running for public office again for the rest of his life.

Here’s what else he’ll lose if convicted:

pensions equal to the annual pay of a White House cabinet member ($221,400 in 2021)

starting six months after leaving office, a governmental allowance for an office, staffing and equipment;

reimbursed travel expenses of up to $1 million annually for the ex-president and up to two staffers; spouses are allowed to $500,000 for travel;

lifetime security services provided by the Secret Service;

health benefits through the government’s Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, but only if they had five years of federal employment (Trump, like Jimmy Carter, would not qualify with only four years of civilian service);

funerals with full honors and the option of being buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

In December 2019,  Trump was impeached by the House where he was charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

It’s unclear what will happen in the Senate once the trial kicks off.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly told his Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he remains undecided on whether he will vote to convict the president.

“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell wrote in a letter to his colleagues.

We're ready for President-elect Joe Biden& VP-elect Kamala Harris to get us back to normalcy.

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‘Insecure’ To End With Season 5! Fans Are HELLA Heartbroken

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“Insecure” will end with Season 5! We know. We know. We’re hella heartbroken too! More inside…

We laughed. We cried. We yelled. We saw ourselves on television. Now, it’s over and we are not OK.

”Insecure” will come to an end after its upcoming fifth season. We’re HIGHKEY upset about it, but all good thing must come to an end. *rolls eyes*

Issa Rae - the show’s co-creator, star & executive producer – hopped on Twitter to thank everyone for supporting her hit HBO show.

”Very excited to film our fifth and final season! We couldn’t have told a complete story without the tremendous support of our audience and the faith of @HBO See y'all soon! #InsecureHBO,” she tweeted.

The actress/producer also issued an statement about the show ending to Deadline.

“Prentice and I are so grateful that HBO believed in our show from the beginning and kept faith in us to see our vision through the end,” Issa said. “We always planned to tell this story through five seasons, but we couldn’t have made it this far without the tremendous support of our audience. I feel blessed beyond measure to bring our characters’ stories to an end, on-screen at least,” she continued.

“Insecure” showrunner Prentice Penny also thanked fans for their support throughout the years:

 

”All good things must... @issarae and I always wanted to do five seasons of the show and feel incredibly blessed @hbo always supported that,” Prentice wrote on Instagram. “This show has changed my life personally and professionally in so many amazing ways. So many to thank like my sis @msmelina for putting her vision on the show day one. @jonathanberry100 for always having our back @msdeniese for being the glue @jimkleverweis for being the best damn line producer in the game @nortivarg for being the best exec I’ve ever worked with - all of the writers, especially @janiobi @lauramckittrell @daynalynnenorth for being my 1’s and 2’s on set and in the room. To all of our directors, crew led by @aberkofsky our cast - especially @natasharothwell @amandaseales @wammywade @neilbrownjr @ronejae @dominquep @christina.elmore @kendrick38 @xrhodge @ylannoel but especially the talented and amazing @jayrellis and @yvonneorji - it’s been such a wild ride. I love all y’all, especially the fans. Hope you enjoy our last year this fall!”

Fans are devestated and aired out their frustrations online. Peep some reactions from fans below:

Season 5 has already been written. Now, they just have to film it!

Will Issa & Molly hash out their differences and become friends again in the final season? We’re hoping so! What would you like to see happen in the last and final season of “Insecure?”

Also...

Issa Rae - who celebrated her birthday yesterday - recently announced she has an online masterclass on how to create, write, build and more. She’ll be dropping gems on how to get your feet wet in Hollywood.

”I’m going to teach you everything I know about how I DIY’ed myself into Hollywood,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’ll teach you about how I build characters who look and feel like the people around me. We’re going to talk about finding your voice and your story; we’re going to talk pilot writing; we’re going to talk about how to build and grow with other creative people.”

”It doesn’t matter if you want to create a web series or a TV show or just a trend-setting dance move. If you feel like you only have one shot, you’re playing the game wrong. I hope you join me!”

Click here to sign up.

Photo: Issa's IG

Pet Names & All! New Couple Lori Harvey & Michael B Jordan Get Flirty On Lori’s 24th Birthday, Celebrate With Fam

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After Lori Harvey and Michael B Jordan made their relationship Instagram official a few days ago, the lovebirds are packing on the virtual PDA.... pet names and all! See their flirty messages to one another, plus watch the couple celebrate her 24th birthday inside....

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Future who?

Lori Harvey is giving the blueprint on how to casually date and move like a single woman who wants to be courted. After her fling with Future, Lori linked up with actor Michael B. Jordan and it seems the two are feeling one another.

Dating rumors first started when Lori and MBJ were spotted hopping off of a Delta flight together the day before Thanksgiving. It was clear MBJ jetted to ATL to spend the holidays with Lori.

Just a few days ago, the Sexiest Man Alive& Lori made it Instagram official with some cutesy coupledom flicks that they both posted on their IG accounts:

Yesterday, Lori celebrated her 24th birthday with MBJ and her family. But, before the b’day festivities popped off, the couple got flirty on social media.

In celebration of her birthday, Lori shared some photos of herself rocking a Vivienne Westwood corset top and white leggings. “24,” she captioned. Her Black Panther BAE hopped in the comments with a response:

“Gimmie!! Sheeesh!!," he commented before revealing her pet name. "Happy Birthday Turtle!!"

"Thank you nugget," Steve and Marjorie Harvey's daughter said in response.

Turtle & Nugget.

The CREED star also shared a cute coupledom photo and video on his IG to wish Lori Happy Birthday:

Last night, Lori turned up for her birthday with MBJ and her family, including her mom Marjorie Harvey and step-dad Steve Harvey. She was showered with expensive gifts and roses.

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We see MBJ fits right in with the fam.

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He even helped her blow out her candles...well kinda:

A source close to the couple told PEOPLE Lori decided to wait a while before posting pictures of MBJ on her social media accounts. As you know, she was previously linked to Future& Trey Songz. She had no problem posting their pics on her IG when she first started talking to them, but she's doing things differently this time around.

"In the past she quickly posted social media pictures with guys that she was dating," says the source. "With Michael she has tried a different approach." The source adds the couple "spent all the major holidays together in November and December" and "Lori seems very happy."

As you know, she was also previously linked to Diddy. Photogs captured pictures of Lori caressing the back of Diddy’s neck while dining with her mother and step-father. She was also linked to Diddy’s son Justin Combsand was previously engaged to Dutch soccer player Memphis Depay.

Now, it’s all about MBJ. And we’re not even mad at it!

Take notes, ladies.  Do you, because men will CERTAINLY always do them.

Photo: MBJ's IG

THE GWORLS ARE FIGHTING: Trump Tells Staff NOT To Pay Giuliani, He’s BIG Mad Over Impeachment + Articles Of Impeachment Against Biden?

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The GWORLS are fighting y’all! Trump is BIG mad over his second impeachment and he’s unleashing his fury on his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Deets on Trump popping off on everyone, plus deets on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who is a QAnon supporter, filing articles of impeachment against President-elect Joe Biden inside…

Trump is BIG MAD over his second impeachment! So much so, he’s throwing temper tantrums all through the White House, unleashing his fury on whoever comes in his path. At least, that’s what his aides are saying.

As you know, 45 was impeached by the House again, making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. He was charged with "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the violent & deadly riot Trump supporters carried out on the U.S. Capitol last week. Five people were killed, one including a Capitol officer.

Trump is so pissed he reportedly told his people to STOP paying his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. He also demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on Trump’s behalf to challenge election results in key states. However, aides were not clear if Trump was actually serious about not paying the legal fees or if he was just lashing out. Again, aides are saying he has been going off on everyone since the second impeachment.

Apparently, 45 has been blaming Giuliani and everyone else for the ish he’s in now. Of course, he isn’t taking responsibility for anything. Typical. It’s reported Giuliani is expected to play some role in Trump’s impeachment defense but has been left out of most conversations thus far.

Bloop! These two are going to turn on each other and we hope it plays out publicly.

Trump’s campaign senior adviser Jason Miller claims Trump never told his aides that, but we all know how they all constantly lie.

 

 

"Just spoke with President Trump, and he told me that @RudyGiuliani is a great guy and a Patriot who devoted his services to the country! We all love America's Mayor!" he tweeted this morning.

Hmph.

Word on the curb is that Trump is eyeingJohn Eastman, a conservative attorney who clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and who was part of the legal team that represented Trump in cases contesting the election results in several states, to possibly be a part of his defense team.

We shall see…

In other news…

 

 

A QAnon supporter in Congress is looking to stir up some drama after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as our commander-in-chief.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) – who is a Trump supporter - said she plans to file articles of impeachment against Biden on his first full day in office next week while speaking on Newsmax.

“I would like to announce on behalf of the American people, we have to make sure our leaders are held accountable, we cannot have a president of the United States who is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, foreign Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies, so on Jan. 21, I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden,” she said.

LOL. On what charges ma’am? She didn’t say. Of course.

She said she’s going forward with these plans of impeachment to show Americans that “there are Republicans in Congress that are willing to stand up and fight for them.”

“I’m a big believer of having people in office who are actually willing to do the job, and I can’t imagine people in this country being so fearful of a future of a Biden presidency that they may be willing to commit violence like they did in the Capitol here in Washington, D.C. We cannot have that, I do not condone that violence,” the congresswoman said.

Peep the clip above.

Girl, bye.

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John David Washington Defends Zendaya’s Role In Their Sexy New Movie & Their 12-Year Age Gap

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Folks had something to say when they found out John David Washington and Zendaya are starring in a super sexy movie together. Why? Because of their age gap. The son of Denzel Washington responds to the criticism while on the promo trail for the film. Find out what he said inside…

John David Washington and Zendaya are gearing up for the release of Netflix's Malcolm & Marie.

The black-and-white romance drama is set over a single night as a couple argue about their past relationships after returning home from a movie premiere. There has been some criticism about the age gap between John and Zendaya. There’s a 12-year age gap between. John is 36 and Daya being 24.

Is she over 18 and a grown woman?  Sure.  But it's not just the technical age difference folks are saying they're uncomfortable with.  The optics - and how young Zendaya "looks" next to him while performing these extremely intimate scenes - are a turn off for some people.  Especially considering Hollywood's affinity for pairing VERY young looking women who are over 18 but may not look it, being intentionally paired with grown men.

The BlacKKKlansman actor– son of Denzel Washington - spoke to Variety while on the promo trail for the film and he defended his co-star, saying that was the least of his concern.

”I wasn’t concerned about it because she is a woman,” he said. “People are going to see in this film how much of a woman she is.”

The 36-year-old actor said the 24-year-old “Euphoria” star has more experience in the industry, so she actually helped him portray his character.

”She has far more experience than I do in the industry. I’ve only been in it for seven years. She’s been in it longer, so I’m learning from her. I’m the rookie. I was leaning on her for a lot. Some of the stories she’s shared about what she’s had to go through with Twitter and everything. I appreciated her wisdom and discernment when it comes to this business. I admire that. What I’m really excited for people to see when the film is released – they’re going to see how mature she is in this role. We’re talking about versatility, and [director] Sam [Levinson] and Zendaya brought both.

Malcom & Marie was filmed over the summer, months after we were well into the COVID-19 pandemic, at the Caterpillar House. It’s an environmentally conscious ranch in Cali. With the pandemic, there were a lot of safety protocols put in place to film. With those protocols, John David said he “felt safe” filming the movie.

”I felt comfortable. I felt safe,” he said. “But I felt the need to do this so much that I was willing to risk it. We were in the facility, on a ranch, which was this beautiful resort, with plenty of space. Everybody had their own cabin; we had to get tested before we got there. We got tested when we got there. And then we tested a day before we checked in. Nobody was on the ranch except for us. So as long as nobody left the facility, I felt safe.”

Sweet. You can read the rest of his interview here.

Peep the trailer below:

The cinematography looks amazing, nonetheless.

On the magazine front…

 

 

Zendaya served up tomboy vibes for the February 2020 cover of GQ magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can read the full piece here.

Check out a clip below where she went undercover on social media to respond to comments:

Malcolm & Marie premieres on Netflix February 5th.

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MUGSHOT: YFN Lucci Turns Himself In To Atlanta Police To Face Murder Charge, No Bond + Murder Victim Reportedly Part Of His Crew

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YFN Lucci turned himself in after Atlanta police were looking for him in connection to a fatal shooting. Details on his felony murder, plus what happened inside...

YFN Lucci turned himself in to police in Atlanta police where he is facing a felony murder charge in connection to a fatal shooting last month.

The “Everyday We Lit” rapper (real name Rayshawn Bennett) is currently being held in Fulton County Jail after he was brought up on several charges, including felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The rapper’s attorney - Thomas Reynolds - issued a statement to CNN regarding his arrest, saying, "The presumption of innocence is a fundamental constitutional right for every citizen. Beyond this, we have no further comment at this time.” According to arrest affidavit (obtained by TMZ), Lucci is being held WITHOUT bond.

On December 10th, Atlanta police officers reportedly responded to calls of a person shot around 5:20pm. The police found 28-year-old James Adams lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his face, according to the police reports. He was rushed to the hospital where he died.

Not long after the first shooting, a second victim popped up with a gunshot wound. 32-year-old Kevin Wright was driven to the fire station by private vehicle with a gunshot to his abdomen. Detectives believe the shootings are related.

There were THREE suspects named in the investigation - one of them being Lucci. The “Everyday We Lit” rapper is wanted for felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The other two suspects (23-year-old Ra'von Boyd and 17-year-old Leroy Pitts) were reportedly arrested.

The 911 call that led to Lucci turning himself in was recently released. A woman said she and a friend were walking down the street and she saw a man get thrown from a white SUV. She said he was suffering a gunshot wound to the head and was fighting for his life in the street.

Take a listen to the disturbing call below:

 

There's a plot twist.

According to TMZ, the alleged murder victim – 28-year-old James Adams – is a member of Lucci’s camp! The police said they have a video before the shooting where James was allegedly heard saying, "We're fitting to f*** this city up, man!" and "yeah, we're f***ing this city up!"

Lucci and his homies were riding around ATL when they drove into a portion of the city controlled by another gang. According to the police, the SUV "entered an oncoming lane of traffic and stopped on the left shoulder, allowing Adams and the front passenger of the vehicle, Ra'von Boyd, to fire multiple gunshots from assault rifle style firearms at people in the rival gang territory."

"Adams was manually ejected from the vehicle a short distance away -- his body left [on] the street,” police said.

Damn.

James was reportedly shot in the head by the return fire. Another man – Kevin Wright – sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

After news broke that the cops were looking for the father-of-four, fans started asking folks to check on his girlfriend, Reginae Carter, whom he recently reunited with. A few days ago, Reginae was poppin’ off on Twitter about making “h-es mad” and how women shouldn't be OK with being "samples" but should strive to be the whole situation.

We really hate to see it.

Photos: Atlanta Police Department

‘I THINK MY BUTT GETTING BIG!’ Did Our Faves & More Dominate The #BUSSITCHALLENGE? WATCH!

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Yeah, you’ve seen it on your timeline. The #BUSSITCHALLENGE is taking over social media. Watch celebs and few real-life YBFers show off their knees of steel inside…

Another challenge is blowing up on social media following the highly popular #SavageChallenge& the #DontRushChallenge.

Folks have been tapping in on the #BUSSITCHALLENGE to show off their glow-up and knees of steel because listen, everyone isn’t able. You DEF need some “Meg knees” to participate in this challenge.

The new craze involves participants to record two videos. In the first clip, people usually dress down in either pajamas or sweats. Right when the beat drops, the clip goes to the 2nd half of the video where the participant is all dressed up in their finest. Participants dance to up-and-coming rapper Erica Banks’ track “Buss It,” which samples Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” lyric where he says, “Girl, I think my butt getting big!”

By the way, Erica is from Texas and she’s signed to Carl Crawford’s 1501 Certified Entertainment label (the same label that signed Megan Thee Stallion).

Monica's #BUSSITCHALLENGE with her son is one of the funniest:

 

HA!

Real-life YBFers, non- YBFers, and tons of celebs have joined in on the challenge. See videos of Gabrielle Union, Tamron Hall, Tracee Ellis Ross, Porsha Williams, Reginae Carter, Nelly's girlfriend Shantel Jackson, Jackie Aina and tons more below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here are some real-life YBF (and non-YBF) clips:

 

We've also posted tons on our TikTok page: @TheYBF_Daily!

A guy hopped on Twitter to give the real about the #BUSSITCHALLENGE:

 

Is this true, y'all?

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‘Queen Sugar’ Returns In February, Season 6 Gets The Greenlight!

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Our favorite NOLA family is coming back to our televisions soon. Not only that, a new season is on the horizon as well. New deets about “Queen Sugar” inside…

 

 

Get excited!

We don’t have to wait until the summer for a new season of OWN’s hit TV show “Queen Sugar!” Sadly, we didn’t get ANY new episodes in 2020. Never fret, they’ll be back in just a few weeks.

Season 5 of “Queen Sugar” is set to premiere Tuesday, February 16th. Before the new season hits our television screens, the network has given the series the greenlight for Season 6. WOOT!

“What a joy and an honor to continue the stories of Queen Sugar with our partners at OWN and Warner Bros.,” said EP Ava DuVernay. “On behalf of every producer, editor, costumer, grip, writer, cast member and all departments involved in making this series, we’re delighted to delve into a sixth season and to bring our beautiful audience more of the Bordelon family.”

 

 

Filming of Season 5 was put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic shutting everything down back in March 2020. The show was put on pause for a long seven months. The plot for Season 5 was revamped during their shutdown to reflect what’s going on in society right now.

Production started back up in October 2020.

“When Ava came to us with the idea to revamp the storyline for the new season after production was halted due to the pandemic, we knew it was the right decision to give our viewers Ava’s unique perspective on the very real issues impacting their daily lives and the effect the demand for racial equality has had on the Black community and our society as a whole,” Tina Perry, president, OWN, said in a statement.

The upcoming season will now address the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement

As the network states, “DuVernay re-conceived the character arcs and storylines, writing alongside returning showrunner Anthony Sparks and co-executive producer Norman Vance to tackle head-on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protest movement that swept the country, and the lead-up to elections to showcase the specific impact and ramifications these issues have on communities and people of color. Through it all, viewers will see the joy around the pain, and humanity’s ability to persevere and find light in the darkest of times."

The directorial lineup for season 5 includes Lauren Wolkstein (who is also now a producing director), Lisa France and Cierra Glaude. This season continues the initiative started by DuVernay in the first season of an all-female directing team. Thirty-two women have made their television directorial debut on the show, which also has inclusive hiring with female department heads from casting to post-production and music supervision.

Yep the Bourdelons are BIZZACK! As you know, “Queen Sugar” focuses on the trio of Bordelon siblings, played by Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Rutina Wesley and Kofi Siriboe (and their extended family) as they fight to save their family farm to preserve their father’s legacy. Season 4 left viewers wondering if Nova would be able to reconcile with her siblings after blasting all of their family business in her book. We shall see!

 

Peep the trailer below:

Season 5 of “Queen Sugar” premieres Tuesday, February 16th at 8/7c. Y'all ready?

Photo: Queen Sugar's IG

LEADING LADY: Cardi B Plays Crook Whose Heist Goes Terribly Wrong In Upcoming Film, ‘Assisted Living’

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Cardi B just landed her first leading role in a film where she will play a crook whose heist goes wrong. It’s titled Assisted Living. More deets inside….

From dancer, to IG star, to reality star, to rapper, and now ACTRESS.

It seems Cardi B has caught the acting bug after making her film debut in HUSTLERS in 2019. She had a small role in the stripper film. Now, she’s a leading lady.

The Grammy Award winning rapper lands her first leading role in Paramount’s upcoming film, Assisted Living. Not to be confused with Tyler Perry’s “Assisted Living” television series.

You’re probably wondering what does a crook and “assisted living” have to do with one another? We’ll tell you. The film is described as a “raucous comedy” that will follow the blueprint of funny classics that came before it like Sister Act, Mrs. Doubtfire and Tootsie.

Variety shared the plot deets:

It follows Amber (Cardi B), a small-time crook who finds herself in over her head when a heist goes wrong. On the run from the cops and her former crew, she struggles to find anywhere to hide. Running out of options, Amber disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out in the one place no one will look — her estranged grandmother’s nursing home.

Paramount won rights to “Assisted Living” in a competitive bidding war in spring of 2019. The film is based on an original spec script by Kay Oyegun, a writer for “This Is Us.” Temple Hill and Stephen Love are producing.

OK. We def can sense the Sister Act vibes based on the synopsis. No word yet on who else is starring in the film, but we’ll keep you posted.

Do you think she'll deliver an Oscar winning performance?

On the digital front….

A new episode of Cari’s newly launched Facebook’s Messenger Watch Together feature, “Cardi Tries.” Each episode, the “WAP” rapper tries out things that are new to her. On her latest episode, she learned how to roll sushi. However, she pissed off Chef Val because she kept eating the food. Ha!

Check it out above.

Photo: Cardi's IG

OH, IT’S SERIOUS! Trevor Noah Buys $27.5M Mansion & His GF Minka Kelly Might Be Moving In

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It appears things are getting serious between Trevor Noah and his girlfriend Minka Kelly. He bought a $27.5 million mansion and she’s supposedly moving in with him. Deets inside…

Moving in together? Must be serious!

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly are taking their relationship to the next level…if what these sources are saying is true.

According to PEOPLE, the “Daily Show” host copped a $27.5 million mansion last month and it’s believed his actress girlfriend will be moving in with him.

"They're making plans for a future together, and it's a very stable relationship," the source said. "They've been spending time between coasts over the last year and had been looking for a place in L.A. as a couple."

The source said Trevor & Minka "are still really happy and in love," after news broke that they were a couple back in August. Sounds serious.

The Bel-Air mansion is 11,000 sq. ft, which features six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms (damn!) spread across three stories, along with a gym, steam room, wine room, screening room, library, rooftop terrace and chef's kitchen.

Peep pics of the mega mansion here

The couple was spotted in NYC back in September where Minka was entering Trevor’s apartment with luggage and her dog. The late night host was previously linked to Jordan Taylor in 2017. The "Friday Night Lights" star last dated "Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams before they called it quits in 2018, although Jesse denied they had an affair.

The stars have not publicly confirmed or denied their relationship.

If she does end up moving in (if she hasn't already) then we'll know it's real.

Photos: Featureflash Photo Agency/ Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com

BACK ON AGAIN? Video Model Lanisha Cole Gets ‘King Cannon’ Tat With Nick Cannon, All Boo'd Up On IG

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Looks like Nick Cannon and video model Lanisha Cole are back ON. They recently got tatted up together and she copped herself a “King Cannon” tattoo. Oh, they’ve also been all boo’d up on the couch together like a couple. See it inside…

We’re not sure what it is Nick Cannon does to women. But, whatever it is, it’s something powerful. Because the way he hops around in these streets is giving us whiplash.

Last month, he was literally all hugged up with his then-pregnant kids’ mother Brittany Bell. They had just welcomed their second child together - a baby girl - a day after Christmas.

Right before that, and even overlapping the Brittney on-again, off again situation, the “Wild N’ Out” honcho was dating model Jessica White. She said she called it off with the father-of-four after she found out his ex- Brittany was pregnant again.

Now, he has another ex-girlfriend getting his name tatted on her body. He’s been boo’d up with video model Lanisha Cole. You may remember her from Pharrell Williams’ “Frontin’” video:

And she also had a role in Soul Plane:

So yeah, these two called in quits in 2017, although they kept their relationship pretty lowkey. Folks found out they were together after Lanisha announced they were calling it quits. Now, they’re seemingly back on. Recently, Nick and Lanisha went to get tattoos together and she decided to get “King Cannon” tattooed under her boob:

OH?

Nick got his whole neck tattooed - no mention of him getting Lanisha's name on him:

They were all boo'd up too in a picture Lanisha put up on her IG Stories:

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In 2014, Lanisha was engaged to a white man named Rick Licht. Apparently, she was receiving a lot of hate for being in an interracial relationship, so she issued an open letter to her haters. You can read the letter and also see a picture of her ex-fiance here. Nick & Mariah Carey divorced in 2016. Ever since then, Nick has been on his "gigolo" steez.

Baby #5 on the way? Nick DID say he wanted more kids... 

Photo: Lanisha's IG

 

Wendy Williams Reveals Which Celeb She Wants To SMASH & It May Surprise You

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Wendy Williams has been out in these streets zippin & zooin’ it. Now, she’s revealing who she would hop in bed with and her answer may surprise you. Find out who it is, plus new deets about her upcoming biopic inside…

Okay WENDY!

Listen, Wendy Williams is a single woman out in these streets and has been living it up since calling off her 20+ year marriage with her ex-Kevin Hunter.

Today, the daytime TV host let viewers in on a dirty secret. She revealed which celeb she would smash and her answer may shock some of you. You ready?

Wendy said if she was to smash any celebrity it would be former NBA baller Matt Barnes. Oh?! Yep, she said she loves his girlfriend Anansa Sims (they recently got back together) and their kids, so she’s no homewrecker. And then she shaded her ex-husband for cheating (and making a baby) on her during their marriage.

”I’m not the disrespectful Hunter….breaking up homes and stuff,” she said. 

Bloop!

The 56-year-old daytime talk show host said if the opportunity ever came up she would accept it and keep it moving. She told Norman if he ever gets the alert about a breakup to call her right away. Chile...

”For me he’s not a keeper, but he’s a good weekend treat,” she said.

We see you, Wendy.

Peep the clip (starting at 3:56) below:

Also…

Ahead of her LIFETIME biopic dropping on January 30th, Wendy dropped a bombsell about one part of her life she hadn’t shared before. During a panel discussion to promote the movie, she said she was sexually assaulted by late R&B singer Sherrick. She said she met the singer during an interview and instantly was hooked.

"He mesmerized me with his twinkling eyes," she told reporters. "He flipped the interview around to where he was interviewing me — I was just gaga over this man and he asked me to go to an opening party, an album release party, with him that night."

"And before the party, I was date raped by him," she continued, sharing that she was also date raped when she was in college.

"Those types of things happen to girls all the time," Williams added. "And they've been happening a lot, to a lot of our mothers, grandmothers, great-great-grandmothers and their great-great-grandmothers, too."

Sherrick’s widow, Lynne Conner Smith, caught wind of the sexual assault allegations brought against her late husband and spoke out to defend him. The singer died in 1999.

His widow told PageSix Wendy should let her late husband “rest in peace,” as the man she loves “is not here to defend himself.”

“Sherrick was a beautiful man, a genius with a voice like an angel,” said. “We have three amazing children. This is quite painful to not only us but his nieces and siblings.”

It’s been over two decades since Sherrick passed and Sherrick’s widow wants to know, “Why now?!” She didn’t downplay Wendy’s account of sexual assault, but she did question why she would make the accusations publicly when Sherrick isn’t here to defend himself.

“The man that others knew as ‘Sherrick’ passed away 21 years ago. He was loved and adored by his family and we miss him every day,” said Lynne. “As I will never minimize or dismiss the horrid actions of sexual assault, I am saddened that Ms. Williams feels the need to publicly make these allegations when the man she is accusing is no longer on this earth to defend himself. Our family does not know Ms. Williams and are not aware of any relationship or encounter they may have had.”

“Why would Wendy not call the police if it were true?” she continued “Why did she go out with him? We have questions, too!”

Wendy Williams: The Movie premieres on LIFETIME January 30th at 8/7c.

Peep the trailer above.

Photo: AP