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Friday, August 8, 2014


This year’s MTV Awards are set to be all about Beyonce.

The “Surfboard” diva is set to perform and receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, in addition to the other eight awards she is nominated for. Previous winners include Michael himself, as well as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Beastie Boys and Madonna.

In anticipation of what is sure to be a hot performance, MTV has released a video promoting the singer’s upcoming appearance, which you can check out below.
The MTV Video Music Awards are set to air live from the Forum in Inglewood on August 24th at 9pm.

FYI: There is a rumor going around that Beyonce will be presented with the award by none other than Janet Jackson, Mike’s sister, and as we all know, ICON in her own right.


It's HANDLED!  She successfully concealed her baby bump to play Olivia Pope on the TV show Scandal. But Kerry Washington has revealed that leading a double life during pregnancy was harder than it looked.

'All of last season was a challenge for me, on a few levels,' the 37-year-old told The Hollywood Reporter.'
For one thing, I was going through this amazing physical transition, this physical journey of having a baby, that my character was not going through. And I work very physically. What I do is often grounded in the body.'
 When the Emmy-nominated actress became pregnant, she still had many more scenes to shoot for the hit drama.

Kerry said: 'That meant I had to figure out how to be this woman while my instrument was changing and evolving every day. It was like seeing the keys on a piano jump around on a daily basis. It was tough for me to even maintain Olivia's walk because of the changes.'
Kerry also struggled with the emotional roller coaster of pregnancy while filming.She told The Hollywood Reporter: 'At the same time, everything I understood about Olivia unraveled because of the story lines.'
'The season really broke me. I'm a Type A actor who likes to have it all figured out going in, but suddenly I had no idea where this woman was going to go next. I had to jump in without everything being perfect.
'I felt like I had been in control playing the character, but it all got taken away from me last season. That meant my acting toolbox had to be upgraded. I had to trade in my screwdriver and hammer for a Black and Decker power tool.'
She welcomed her first child, daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, into the world in April alongside husband Nnamdi Asomugha.

After some time off with her new baby, the actress headed back to work on the set of the TV series that made her famous on Monday.

Kerry kept her slim figure hidden after polishing off her outfit with a black top, skinny jeans and sexy knee-high boots.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


The last night of the North American leg of the On the Run Tour wrapped up a  couple of days ago, with two more shows in Paris to go, and the tour has already grossed over $100 million…
 From Billboard

Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour wraps in North America with two nights at AT&T Park in San Francisco, both tonight (August 5) and tomorrow night (August 6). The pair's 19 North American shows will gross over $100 million in ticket sales and has sold at more than 90 percent capacity, according to Omar Al-Joulani, vp of North American touring for Live Nation, the promoter/producer of the tour. Attendance will top out at more than 850,000.
Al-Joulani declined to comment on press reports of rancor between the couple, adding that he hadn’t read it. Regarding such reports, and speculation that Live Nation might be losing money on the tour, Al-Joulani would only say, “everybody’s winning.” 


Talk about taking lemons and turning them into lemonade!  After her recording career fizzled, Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Porsha Williams finally found a job with a steady paycheck coming in. The former television evangelist is the official co-host of a show called Dish Nation.

From a press release:
Porsha Williams, star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, has been named permanent co-host on the entertainment magazine television program, DISH NATION. Based in Atlanta, with the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show”, Porsha brings her distinct perspective on breaking celebrity news and gossip. The announcement was made by Michael Bachmann and Matt Blanock, co-executive producers of DISH NATION.
Michael and Matt stated: “This week, ‘Dish Nation’ celebrates 500 episodes. We are thrilled to have the talented and tenacious Porsha Williams around for the next 500 and beyond.”
Growing +12% in average daily viewers versus same period a year ago (1.52 million vs 1.36), DISH NATION remains syndication’s youngest skewing first-run program.

Porsha stated: “On my very first day in the Atlanta studios of ‘Dish Nation’ I immediately felt a natural chemistry with the team. Rickey Smiley is an amazing comic and I am thrilled to learn and grow with one of the best morning hosts in the country.”


Through her powerful ballads, the dark theatrical presentation captures the lust, love, heartache, and redemption of a woman struggling to break the cycle of bad romance. Find out what happens when she catches her man in a lie and her past comes back to haunt her.

K. Michelle is bringing the drama back to VH1 in her first musical. Directed by Idris Elba, “K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical” is a 30-minute “hip-hopera” based on the life of the Memphis singer.
The musical features eight songs from K. Michelle’s No. 1 album Rebellious Soul including “Can’t Raise a Man,” “V.S.O.P.,” “Hate on Her,” and “My Life.”
The soundtrack will be available digitally on August 18 and the video will arrive August 20.

The “Love & Hip Hop” alum will also star in her own reality series, “K. Michelle: My Life,” airing in November on VH1.

“Rebellious Soul – The Musical” premieres August 19 at 10 p.m. Watch the trailer below.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Mariah Carey has shook up her camp. The “elusive chanteuse” has parted ways with her manager Jermaine Dupri  Mariah Carey is on to the next one. 

The So So Def mogul confirmed the split in a statement to Billboard.
“I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work,” said J.D. “I put my all into every project. But when I’m not allowed to do what I do, then I know it’s time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future.”
Dupri has produced some of Carey’s biggest hits including “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby,” and served as the executive producer of her latest album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.

The announcement comes in the wake of the disappointing sales of Chanteuse. Despite its critical acclaim, the album has sold only 103,000 copies since its May 27 release, and has fallen off the Billboard 200 after just eight weeks.
In an interview, J.D. defended the sales. “I actually feel like it’s probably one of her best albums she’s ever made,” he said. “I’m excited to see where the album ends up. I tell a lot of people, this era of music and this genre, they don’t understand records that come out small and sell a lot of records.”
According to Billboard, Carey has been working closely with Kevin Liles, who manages Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign. While nothing official has been inked, the two recently collaborated on the launch of Go N’Syde’s Carey-branded Butterfly beverage.


To us this should be an easy fix take out the butt implants, or stop the injections right?  Kim Kardashian seems suddenly very self-conscious about her  dumpy butt.

On Tuesday morning the 33-year-old reality star went on a Twitter rant about her famous curves, complaining, 'Ughhhh my hips & butt are huge now! they were big to begin with!'

Hours later Mrs. Vain the wife of Kanye West stepped out to the Topanga mall - just minutes from her mother Kris Jenner's Hidden Hills mansion - with a heavily layered outfit that covered her frame, even her much talked-about derriere.
With a long, oversized T-shirt from West's Yeezus tour hiding her famous backside, it was clear she didn't want fellow shoppers checking out her bottom.

Black ripped skinny jeans and a bulky looking black leather motorcycle jacket rounded out her outfit.
The E! queen must have been hot because temperatures in that area were above 86 degrees.

Six minutes later the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star added, 'I'm not gonna call it baby weight bc thats an excuse. i just gained weight & that's it. why is it so much harder to lose after baby though!!'

The E! favorite then added seven minutes later, 'Just need to get down to my weight a few years ago. Not gonna complain anymore. Starting diet TODAY! No carbs. crazy workouts. Whos with me?'
Three minutes later she added, 'I think after having a baby u get so excited u lost a lot of weight then u get comfortable & eat how you used & it creeps back up.'

Seconds later she wrote, 'Ok no more tweeting and procrastinating! LOL Glad some of u moms can relate. I'm reading the comments! For real....of to the gym!'

One minute later she tweeted yet again, 'Wish me luck on the dieting...its soooo hard for me!'


Four years after gracing The FADER, Nicki Minaj returns to cover the magazine’s Fall Fashion Issue. The “Anaconda” rapper scales back her look, rocking black hair and a red Gaultier dress in the photos shot by João Canziani.

In the interview, she opens up about the hardships of being in the public eye, being a role model to young black women, and The Pink Print.

Her third album is set to feature Dr. Luke, Ester Dean, Boi-1da, and Detail, and she’d like to get Rihanna and Drake on board.

She also addressed her controversial speech at the BET Awards (“When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it”), which some took as a diss to fellow nominee Iggy Azalea. But Nicki explains that her intention was to empower women to write their own lyrics.

Plus, find out why she will never feel equal to Lil Wayne and the story behind her health scare.
On how she’s evolved: “I think early on in my career, I was… just a little bit crazy. I took everything personally. That’s just not good, and it’s not healthy. I think one of my best attributes now, as a businesswoman and an artist and a professional person, is being able to think before I speak. I’ve learned that everything I think doesn’t necessarily need to be stated.”

On her BET Awards speech: “My point of saying what I said was that women need to have a perspective. If we’re out here saying that we’re so confident, and we’re so this and so that, but we don’t even trust ourselves to write down our own thoughts and spit it on a beat?”

On moving away from her family: “I don’t want to get emotional. I just miss them. Every time I talk about them, I get emotional.”
On Lil Wayne: “Now we can have conversations and enjoy each other, but I don’t think I’ll ever feel like he’s my peer because of how much he’s done for me. I’ll always think of him like the king.”
On those who question her credibility: “I felt like my pop music made me have to retell my story. My credibility as an MC—I never thought I would have to explain that. I thought it was so evident that I belonged here [in hip-hop].”
On being a role model for young black women: “But every time I do a business venture or something that isn’t the norm for a female rapper, I pat myself on the back. It’s important that corporate America can see a young black woman being able to sell things outside of music.”

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Over the weekend news leaked Karrueche Tran kicked Chris Brown to the curb.  Sources say Karrueche exploded when Chris recently "liked" 2 fan photos on Instagram of Rihanna and him together.
 But Rihanna was only a small part of Karrueche's problems with Chris. We're told she was unhappy for a long time ... as sources put it, because "Chris acts immature, like a child." She thinks he's ruining his life by spending more time partying than making music.

Chris' reaction to the break up has been breathtaking. He went to St. Tropez this week and took a very good friend of Karrueche's along for the ride. And he made a point to be photographed with her ... making sure Karrueche would see it.
Turns out it was the other way around… 

From TMZ

Chris' people tell us ... he found out Karrueche was texting and sending photos to other guys while they were together. He was also furious she did interviews for her clothing line and talked about their relationship.

In a word ... Chris decided she was an "opportunist" and dumped her.
Meanwhile Chris has been staying busy commenting photoshop pictures of himself and Rihanna on social media.


All green everything. Rihanna switches up her look yet again in an ad for MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam campaign. The fashion icon rocks a bright green wig and lime green dress in the striking image, which she revealed on Twitter.

The lipstick and lipglass will go on sale in September with all sales benefitting women, men, and children living with HIV/AIDS.
Rihanna is creative and philanthropic partners with MAC Cosmetics, and hopes to raise $40 million while promoting safe sex amongst young people. “I want you to have fun—I love having fun—but you have to be responsible, you have to be safe. Protect yourself. You have to look out for yourself,” she said.
Just last week, RiRi unveiled the first ads for her men’s fragrance “Rogue Man,” which also hits stores in September.

On Thursday, she will kick off her three-city “Monster Tour” with Eminem at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.


Actress and newly minted talk show hostess Keke Palmer is headed to Broadway.

According to published reports Keke will be stepping into the role of Cinderella for “Rogers & Hammerstein’s Ciderella,” starting September 9th at the Broadway Theatre.
The 21-year old beauty will become the first African American actress to take on the role, which will have her donning a glass slipper for eight shows a week.

Keke will take on the role while her BET talk show “Just Keke” is on hiatus. After a successful eight week run the show is expected to be renewed and start airing new episodes in early 2015. The show averaged just over 2 million viewers per episode and featured such high profile guests as Brandy, Queen Latifah, Kevin Hart and Karrueche Tran.
Also on tap for Keke is a stint on the upcoming season of “Masters of Sex,” as well as a starring role in the Drew Barrymore-produced horror flick “Animal.”


We wee wondering why this A list singer would risk her career for this low budget reality show.  

Another Diva bites the dust.

Following in the footsteps of Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, LaTocha Scott, Kelly Price, Dawn Robinson and Angie Stone, Chrisette Michele cuts ties with TVOne's R&B Diva.

Chrisette apparently thought she could bring something more to the table, however, after being on the receiving end of one too many not so nice social media attacks (thanks mostly to her comments about Chante Moore), Chrisette has decided to throw in the towel and opt out of appearing on season three.

Chrisette made the announcement over the weekend on social media.

Monday, August 4, 2014


What the streets have been saying all along these two will never marry.  In his successful American football career, he was one of the best defensive ends at attacking a quarterback's blind side.
But on one of the most special weekends of his life, Michael Strahan seems to be the one who was left blindsided.

According to a Sunday report by TMZ, the 42-year-old morning talk show host had no idea that his fiancée Nicole Murphy would announce their breakup as he was about to be inducted into the NFL Hall Of Fame.

Snitches are saying that friends of Michael believe that either his ex or someone close to her was trying to sabotage one of the biggest milestones in his life.
Their insiders close to the now former couple said that the split allegedly had been in the works for a while as the two broke their engagement several weeks prior. However, there was no plan on the Live! With Kelly And Michael host's side to announce the break-up before the prestigious ceremony.
Strahan's rep says it's all about 2,475 air miles -- he lives in NYC and she's in L.A. and it's just too difficult.  It's especially hard because they're both real busy. 
Michael received his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees' Dinner in Canton, Ohio on Saturday,.

He and Nicole - who was previously married to Eddie Murphy - started dating in 2007 and the former New York Giants proposed two years later. 
'They love each other very much, but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship,' a spokesperson for Michael told People magazine on Friday.  
Michael's TV career has skyrocketed of late.  The LIVE! With Kelly And Michael host took on a part-time role with Good Morning America in April, and besides that he continues to fly to Los Angeles on weekends to co-anchor Fox NFL Sunday before hopping aboard a red-eye flight back to New York in time for for his morning show gigs.
He gets up bright and early at 4:30AM to hit the gym - the first of two daily workouts - before he walks to work amidst all the other foot travelers in the Big Apple. 
While Michael was wed twice before, Nicole was famously wed to funny man Eddie for 13 years until their divorce in 2006.


Coming at Iggy's #1 spot!  After leaking on Friday, Nicki Minaj’s new single “Anaconda” made its official debut on iTunes on Sunday night. Produced by Polow Da Don and Da Internz, the raucous rump shaker samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 classic ode-to-ass “Baby Got Back.”
“Oh my gosh, look at her butt!” exclaims Nicki over the twerking beat.
She sizes up her men (“D**k bigger than a tower, I ain’t talkin’ ’bout Eiffels”) and details her freaky fantasies (“He toss my salad like his name Romaine”).
Additionally, she has previewed a snippet of the equally wild music video. The voluptuous rap queen rules the jungle and shakes her booty like Jello in the 15-second clip.

(If Can' see visual ...click here)

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