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Monday, January 23, 2017


Congrats to Tika Sumpter! The 36-year-old actress has revealed that she is engaged. Her boyfriend and baby daddy Nick James, who is also an actor, popped the question on Christmas. Dishing on how he proposed, she explained,

It was her first Christmas. He did all these amazing things. I went on a little hunt in the house for different things and I thought, ‘Oh, he’s going to propose. But it was a bike he bought me and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool.’ And then he had a letter, behind Ella. And he was like ‘Ella has something to say to you’. And there was like this letter, this beauty, and then he proposed. It was just simple and awesome.

Tika Sumpter is expecting her first child, a daughter next month, but she’s been tight-lipped about who her unborn child’s father is. And we certainly understand
However, the news was bound to be spilled at some point. Reportedly, the 36-year-old actress is dating actor Nicholas James. The pair have been dating for a year and a half and both star on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots. In a new interview, Sumpter says that their pregnancy was a surprised and wasn’t planned.
My pregnancy wasn’t planned. I found out around Valentine’s Day, when my boyfriend took me on a surprise trip to San Diego. I never want McDonald’s, but I was like, ‘I need a Big Mac, fries, and a Coke now.’ They were still only serving breakfast, so I insisted we wait there until they started serving lunch. Afterward, I immediately fell asleep. When I woke up, my boyfriend was like, ‘Ha-ha! Are you pregnant?’ I said, ‘Maybe. Go get a test!’ He brought back a generic-brand test, and right away it said positive. I could not comprehend it. So I said, ‘Go get a name-brand test!’ He did, and that one said yes too. I still have the stick. I had to show it to my mom, because she didn’t even believe me when I told her.
Congratulations to the happy couple!

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Rihanna is ANTI President Donald Trump and she proved it on Saturday (Jan. 21), along with hundreds of thousands around the country.

While similar protests were held across the globe, the pop superstar went to “Work” at the Women’s March in New York, where she protested along with a large crowd that gathered in front of Trump Tower.

Through social media videos, RiRi was seen shouting with protesters: “Welcome to your first day. We will not go away!”
Donning a pink middle finger dad hat and a pink “This P***y Grabs Back” hoodie, Rihanna also joined in “Donald Trump has got to go” and “My body, my voice” chants.
Several other stars also joined in the protests. Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Scarlett Johansson, America Ferrera, Ashley Judd, and Madonna were among the celebrities who led the Women’s March on Washington.
“We will continue to rise until our voices are heard,” said Keys, who also performed “Girl on Fire” at the D.C. rally. “Until our planet’s safety is not deferred. Until our bombs stop dropping in other lands. Until our dollar is the same dollar as a man’s. And we’ll continue to recognize that, yes, we can.”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Singer Alicia Keys is covering the February edition of Allure magazine. The fresh-faced pop diva continues her no make-up challenge, sporting only pearly whites and a colorful headwrap for her first cover. On her decision to keep make-up to a minimum for the promotion of her new album, Here, Alicia says she wanted to keep things simple. 
“I didn’t want to have to worry about being all dolled-up.” This album is all about my being comfortable with myself no matter what.

Those who thought Alicia was swearing off make-up for good couldn’t be more wrong. “I am not a slave to wearing makeup she told the magazine. “I am also not a slave to not wearing makeup.” I need to feel comfortable either way. I’ve learned to no longer use makeup to hide the things I don’t like or that make me uncomfortable.”

As for the things that make her uncomfortable, Alicia says years of reading nasty comments about her skin led her to not only seek a solution for the problem, but also the insecurities the problem left behind. “I suffered with severe acne for years. So much so I hated to look at myself in the mirror, even after the acne was under control. I won’t lie, I still struggle with that, but it is getting better.”

Alicia went on to talk a great deal about internet hate, and why she thinks people should stop giving their opinions unless asked. You can read her entire interview on Allure’s official website.

Monday, January 16, 2017


Following the platinum certification of her “Kiss It Better” single, Rihanna is rolling out her brand new fragrance.

Kiss is the latest in a trilogy of perfumes following 2015’s RiRi by Rihanna and 2016’s Crush by Rihanna.
“With Valentines Day right around the corner I got something special for my ladies,” Rihanna wrote on Instagram, noting that the scent is now available at Macy’s.
Bad Gal looks stunning in the ad. Posing in front of a lavender backdrop, RiRi stares off into the distance, while the perfume’s blue and gold bottle decorates the photo’s lower right corner.

To go along with the release, Rihanna also shared a behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous photo shoot. “I wish I looked like this all the time,” she says. “I wish I woke up looking like this. I wish I came out the shower looking like this.”
Rihanna’s previous fragrances include 2014’s Rogue Love and Rogue Man, 2013’s Rogue and 777 Nude by Rihanna Diamonds, 2012’s Nude and Rebelle, and 2010’s Reb’l Fleur.

Kiss by Rihanna was likely inspired, at least in part, by the singer’s ANTI hit “Kiss It Better,” which recently went platinum. Now, RiRi has her sights on the big screen with upcoming roles in Ocean’s Eight, Annette, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


The Knowles sisters keep it in the family as Beyoncé interviews Solange for the February issue of Interview.

Looking stunning on the cover, shot by Mikael Jansson, the “Cranes in the Sky” songstress offers a calm glare. Inside the magazine, she appears confident and elegant, wearing DKNY, Marni, David Hart, Miu Miu, and Balenciaga.

During the interview, Solange opens up about what it was like to have Queen Bey as a big sis. “You did a kickass job,” she tells her older sibling. “You were the most patient, loving, wonderful sister ever. In the 30 years that we’ve been together, I think we’ve only really, like, butted heads … we can count on one hand.”

Bey mostly handles questions here, but she also adds a few tidbits about her little sis. “I remember thinking, ‘My little sister is going to be something super special,'” she recalls. “Because you always seemed to know what you wanted.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Solange speaks about her 2016 standout A Seat at the Table, the inspiration behind “Cranes in the Sky,” and how influences ranging from Aaliyah to Master P served her well on this project. See highlights from the Q&A below.

SOLANGE ON A SEAT AT THE TABLE: “It really started with wanting to unravel some truths and some untruths. There were things that had been weighing heavy on me for quite some time. And I went into this hole, trying to work through some of these things so that I could be a better me and be a better mom to Julez and be a better wife and a better friend and a better sister. Which is a huge part of why I wanted you to interview me for this piece. Because the album really feels like storytelling for us all and our family and our lineage. And having mom and dad speak on the album, it felt right that, as a family, this closed the chapter of our stories. And my friends’ stories–every day, we’re texting about some of the micro-aggressions we experience, and that voice can be heard on the record, too. The inspiration for this record came from all of our voices as a collective, and wanting to look at it and explore it. I’m so happy I got to take my time in that process. And the end result feels really rewarding.”

SOLANGE ON MASTER P: “I remember reading or hearing things about Master P that reminded me so much of Dad growing up. And they also have an incredible amount of love and respect for one another. And I wanted a voice throughout the record that represented empowerment and independence, the voice of someone who never gave in, even when it was easy to lose sight of everything that he built, someone invested in black people, invested in our community and our storytelling, in empowering his people. You and I were raised being told not to take the first thing that came our way, to build our own platforms, our own spaces, if they weren’t available to us. And I think that he is such a powerful example of that.”

SOLANGE ON MISSY ELLIOTT: “One of my biggest inspirations in terms of female producers is Missy. I remember seeing her when you guys worked together and being enamored with the idea that I could use myself as more than a voice and the words.”

SOLANGE ON AALIYAH: “Aaliyah was also a huge influence and has always been. Her vocal arrangements with Static Major are some of my favorite in the world.”


Whoopi Goldberg isn’t too happy with Kanye West.

During Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” the host went off on Yeezy for saying that he didn’t vote during last year’s presidential election.

“I would like [Kim Kardashian] to say to him, ‘Listen, don’t you ever think that saying you didn’t vote was a good idea,'” she said. “Don’t you ever think that that was good. I don’t care who you would have voted for. People died for your right to not vote, you idiot boy. You foolish boy, idiot boy. Don’t ever say that again.”
While Whoopi may not care who Kanye would have voted for, co-host Joy Behar does. In fact, she said she wants to see Kim K argue with Yeezus about his affinity for President-elect Donald Trump, who ‘Ye said he would have voted for if he’d voted at all. “What I would like to see [on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’] is Kim arguing with Kanye over you know who,” she said, “because Kanye said he would have voted for him. That I would like to see.”

This isn’t the first time Mr. West’s been a hot topic on “The View.” Last February, Whoopi denounced his famous Taylor Swift interruption at the 2009 MTV VMAs. “No one has the right to hop up on the stage and tell you you didn’t earn your stuff and you’re not good enough,” she said.

That same month, Goldberg defended Yeezy while seemingly criticizing his wife’s family. “His mother raised him to believe in himself,” she said. “I believe she said to him, ‘If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody will.’ She’s not there anymore. And in that family that he’s married into, they eat men. So, in order to maintain who you are, you have to have a strong ego.”
Yeezus made waves last year when he met with Trump after endorsing the President-elect. “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” ‘Ye revealed. “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago. I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”

Monday, January 9, 2017


Tracee Ellis Ross In Zuhair Murad
And the winner is...At tonight's 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood's finest have gathered to toast the best in TV and film. Hosted by The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, the night proved to be full of surprises.

Sofia Vergara 
In Zuhair Murad
Kerry Washington In Dolce & Gabbana
Viola Davis

Angela Bassett 
In Christian Siriano
Looking a mess..Sarah Jessica Parker 
In Vera Wang
Naomie Harris 
In Armani Privé

Naomi Campbell
Issa Rae
Janelle Monae
Regina King In Romona Keveza


Obama out. President Barack Obama held his farewell party at the White House on Friday (Jan. 7) and it was the place to be for many stars, including Solange Knowles.

The star-studded guest list also reportedly included Sarah Jessica Parker, Marc Anthony and Oprah Winfrey. The Washington Post had earlier this week also named Oprah Winfrey, J.J. Abrams, Beyoncé and husband Jay Z.

Some of the guests posted photos from the bash, which the White House had said the president and the First Lady would pay for themselves. No pics of them were released publicly.''
Solange had the honor of performing at the star-studded party. “The sound check of life,” she wrote. “Was truly the ultimate, ultimate honor. Can’t even put into words. Really. We will miss your excellence, your grace, and the phenomenal legacy you have let us all share.”

Thursday, January 5, 2017


The highly-anticipated fourth season of Being Mary Jane will premiere Tuesday, January 10 at 9pm ET on BET. In anticipation of the premiere, BET Networks will be airing a marathon of seasons one through three of Being Mary Jane, beginning this Saturday (1/7) at 9am and ending on Sunday (1/8) at midnight.

In season four, when Kara (Lisa Vidal) helps her land a gig as correspondent on Great Day USA, a national morning news show in New York City, Mary Jane Paul makes the move to achieve her lifetime career goal of becoming a national lead anchor. At Great Day, Mary Jane meets her idol, veteran lead anchor Ronda Sales (Valarie Pettiford), and realizes that working closely with your heroes isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Things are further complicated when her old nemesis, Justin Talbot (Michael Ealy), appears as a new producer. Along with the new job and city, Mary Jane resolves to start fresh in every way possible, including her love life.

She quickly falls for Lee Truitt (Chiké Okonkwo), a successful stand-up comedian from the UK who tests Mary Jane’s preconceived notions about what (or who) she needs in her life. Back in Atlanta, the Patterson’s deal with the fallout from Niecy’s (Raven Goodwin) run-in with the police. With Mary Jane in New York, they grow closer as they realize their new roles within the family and do what they can to step up to the plate for one another.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


It’s official. Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar will headline this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, taking place in Indio, Calif. over the course of two weekends in April.

Confirmed today (Jan. 3), this year’s event is slated to feature another star-studded roster of artists for what’s sure to be one of 2017’s most talked-about events.

Opening things up on Friday (Apr. 14), the date will include sets from Travis Scott, Mac Miller, DJ Shadow, and more, as Radiohead will rock the night away as the first evening’s headliners.

Things will get royal on Saturday (Apr. 15) when Queen Bey graces the stage. Prior to Beyoncé’s arrival, fans will be treated to sets by Future, DJ Snake, ScHoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez, and Majid Jordan, among others.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Now she has it all...Janet Jackson has given birth to her first child.

The That's The Way Love Goes hitmaker and her husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their son Eissa Al Mana into the world on Tuesday.

'Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world. Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably,' her representative told People magazine in a statement.
The 50-year-old star has kept out of the spotlight during her pregnancy but did take to social media in late November to insist she was 'doing well'.

Janet confirmed her pregnancy in October but had reportedly been plagued with bad morning sickness.

A source shared: 'Janet is super excited. She's doing great. Janet feels really strong and is just so excited for the baby to come. She feels like this is one of the best things ever to happen to her. She is doing OK and resting until she is due. She is aware of complications, but as of now doctors say she is OK ...

Congratulations goes out for there bundle of joy!


Ashanti and Eve are going on your together. The two 90’s divas will join rapper Ja Rule for the Urban Sounds Tour, which will kick off at the Hordern Pavillion in Sydney, Australia on January 11th. Subsequent stops will include Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.
Eve recently wrapped up a joint tour with Gwen Stephani, while Eve and Ja Rule spent most of 2016 touring together.

Friday, December 30, 2016


Brandy will be returning to television next month via the Fox cooking show My Kitchen Rules. The 37-year old former Zoe Ever After star will be joined by brother Ray-J, as well as fellow contestants Andrew Dice Clay, Naomi Judd, and Brandi Glanville.

The 60-minute unscripted series will pit celebrity duos against each other. Each team will take turns hosting dinner parties where they will critique each other’s meals, as well as try to impress real life chefs Curtis Stone (Top Chef Masters) and Cat Cora (Iron Chef America).

My Kitchen Rules is set to debut Thursday, January 12th as part of Fox’s revamped line-up, which now consists of fellow cooking shows Hell’s Kitchen and Master Chef Jr.

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Serena Williams is engaged to be married.

The tennis star revealed on Thursday that her boyfriend of almost two years, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, popped the question after whisking her away on a surprise trip to Rome.
Williams, 35, shared the news on Reddit by posting a poem, writing: 'At the same table we first met by chance / This time he made it not by chance / But by choice / Down on one knee / He said 4 words / And I said yes.'
Ohanian, 33, later posted Williams' poem to his Facebook account, writing: 'She said yes.' He also commented on her poem on Reddit, writing: 'And you made me the happiest man on the planet.' 
Williams revealed in her poem that she came home to find her bags packed and ready to go for the surprise trip that Ohanian had planned for them.

'Someone had a bag packed for me / And a carriage awaited / Destination: Rome / To escort me to my very own "charming" / Back to where our stars first collided,' wrote Williams. 
She also included a graphic that showed her dressed in her tennis gear and floating on air as Ohanian presented her with a large diamond. 

Congratulations to the happy couple!  No wedding date has been set.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Newly blonde Kanye West, Big Sean, will.i.am and Tyga were all in attendance at the Kardashians‘ annual holiday party on Saturday, December 24.

Although an invite-only affair, fans got an insider’s look at the festive fete thanks to the dozens of social media posts shared by those in attendance. A series of snaps and selfies from the Kardashians and others in attendance helped document the party.

Kim Kardashian West made a social media appearance over the holiday weekend, a rarity for her lately.  The reality star attended her family's annual over-the-top Christmas party on Saturday night and was in several of Khloe Kardashian's Snapchats.
In one video, Kardashian told fans: "Look who it is in the house. Mrs. West in the building.

Kylie Jenner posed in a candid picture with Tyga, while Kanye and will.i.am appeared in a photo with fashion entrepreneur Miroslava Duma.

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