Rihanna, Lupita to star in new movie after viral twitter meme

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are set to star in a buddy movie for director Ava DuVernay after a tweet of the two went viral.

The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-nomimnated actor were pictured together at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014, which was then used as part of a joke movie pitch on Twitter in April.

“Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans,” read the tweet, which has now received over 96,000 retweets (It’s since been reported that the original idea actually came from Tumblr). Both stars then expressed interest in the idea on Twitter, followed by Selma director DeVernay and Insecure writer Issa Rae.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the internet-created project was pitched to studios at this year’s Cannes film festival and Netflix has come out on top after a very aggressive bid. It’s unclear yet as to whether the film will follow the same idea as the initial tweet.

Netflx are reportedly eyeing the film for a 2018 release after DuVernay has finished her adaptation of fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Andre Holland and Reese Witherspoon. Her acclaimed Netflix documentary 13th was recently nominated for an Oscar.

 

 

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Comedy star Chris Rock allegedly cheated on his wife with Kerry Washington

Rumors have been swarming Chris Rock lately, ever since he revealed during a comedy routine that he cheated on his ex-wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, with three different women.

Following this publicized confession, sources have since come forward alleging that one of the women he allegedly cheated on his wife with is none other than Scandal star Kerry Washington.

The rumors began swirling following a new cover story with Rolling Stone, with the report quoting that Rock said in a routine, “I was a piece of s**t,” while describing his marriage to his ex-wife. The magazine also added that the comedian “segues into his infidelities and gets disarmingly specific, describing three women: one famous, one semifamous and one a member of the retail class.”

Following this report, a source confided to Page Six, to identify the “famous” woman, claiming it was Washington.

“He was cheating on his wife with Kerry when they were filming [I Think I Love My Wife] about him, ironically, having fantasies of cheating on his wife,” the source claimed. “That went on for a while, for like six months, and she found out. There’s no gray area.”
According to speculation surrounding the alleged affair, it began around 2007, when Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow, with Rock reigniting the rumor following his recent Rolling Stone cover.

Reps for both Rock and Washington have not yet commented on the alleged affair.

 

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Kanye makes new version of his song, Bed

Yeezy bounces back with a whooping 17 minutes new version of his song Bed.

Kanye West dropped an extended, 17-minute version of his 2007 song, “Bed” on his SoundCloud account Tuesday.

The track features fellow rapper, The-Dream, and made its debut at West’s fashion show during New York Fashion Week earlier this month.
The rappers have a long musical history together — most recently, on West’s “Ultralight Beam” and “Highlights.”
Although West has been featured on several songs from other artists over the past year, this is the first track he’s put out since being hospitalized in November.
https://soundcloud.com/kanyewest
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Mariah Carey working on a drama about her life

We might soon be seeing two Mimis on the small screen.

ET’s Carly Steel sat down with Mariah Carey’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, on Wednesday, where she dished all about Mariah’s World — and revealed that she and the singer are working on a “secret” scripted drama about her life.

“We have a secret project,” Bulochnikov revealed. “We do have a scripted drama that we are developing that has not been announced about Mariah’s life that’s going to be incredibly poignant.”

As for who would play the singer, who her manager describes as “one in seven billion,” Bulochnikov says she’s not sure.

“I don’t even know,” she confessed. “We haven’t gotten there.”

A secret biopic isn’t the only project Carey’s got in the works. The mother of two, who starred in and directed Hallmark’s A Christmas Melody last December, has signed a deal with the network to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in three more original movies, as well as compose an original song for each.

“We’ll hopefully do, you know, holiday movies with them, and the first of which we were supposed to do this February, but of course we have this tour, so we had to push it. But we’ll get a good movie out to the public,” Bulochnikov explained, adding that “we’ll see” if Carey will participate in a second season of her E! docuseries, Mariah’s World. 

Something else we’ll have to wait on? Finding out where that steamy kiss between Carey and her back-up dancer-turned-boyfriend Bryan Tanaka came from on the midseason teaser of the reality series.

“We’ve got a really strong team around us of good people. We support each other and love each other, and it’s going to stay that way in the New Year,” Bulochnikov teased. “We’re like a traveling family.”

It seems Carey is trying to focus on the positive after her disastrous performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Saturday, where the singer suffered technical difficulties before walking off the stage.

“I’m of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time,” the songstress told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday.

“It’s not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future,” she added. “But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team.”

-ET online

Madonna confesses love for her Ex husband on stage for the second time this year

Madonna loves her ex-husband Sean Penn, something she has said twice to his face this year.The actor appeared onstage at the pop star’s Raising Malawi charity auction and gala during Art Basel in Miami Friday. He craweled in between her legs and slapped handcuffs on her playfully. She told the audience she would marry him again if he bid $150,000 for a necklace. He did, but was later outbid.

“I’m still in love with you,” Madonna told Penn onstage, as he blushed. “Yes. In fact, I think I love you more now that we’re divorced.”

The two were married for four years before they divorced in 1989. It marked the first marriage for both, who have no children together.

Madonna had also professed her love for Penn at his Help Haiti Home benefit gala this past January, saying, “I want to say, Sean, that I love you from the moment that I laid eyes on you and I still love you just the same. I just wish you’d stop smoking so many cigarettes.”Madonna also performed at the Raising Malawi event, singing some of her hits, such as “Don’t Tell Me” and “Beautiful Stranger,” as well as a cover of Britney Spears‘ “Toxic.”

 

 

 

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Leila Kayondo asks to sing at SK Mbuga’s wedding

Singing diva Leila Kayondo might have given up on her ex-lover tycoon SK Mbuga and moved on since all her efforts to lure him back were fruitless, but truth is that she still misses his dimes.

Leila recently shocked her fans after she begged Mbuga to pay her to be part of the long list of artistes that are expected to entertain guests at his wedding party.

“I want to sing for SK Mbuga and his wife on their wedding day. You know I have a lot of wedding songs like Kankutijise that I would like to sing for them and they pay me some money”, said Leila Kayondo.

This revealed how much Leila misses Mbuga’s dimes and if given chance to date her ex-lover, the Relaxing singer wouldn’t hesitate to take the moneybags back.

 

 

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Netflix brings back Chris Rock to active stand up comedy after 8 years absence

Thanks to a hefty deal with Netflix, Chris Rock is making his return to stand-up after an eight-year absence.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming giant announced the $40 million deal on Thursday (Oct. 13). The deal comprises of two stand-up specials to air in 2017 as part of a soon-to-be-announced world tour. “Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “There is no one like him, and Netflix offers the global platform and creative freedom that will serve as a perfect home for someone with his incredible talent.”

Rock’s talents have treated him well. The Emmy award winner has brought significant numbers to HBO as part of a 20-year stint with the network for the iconic specials, Bigger & Blacker and Bring The Pain. The comedian has set a record with his Netflix deal, receiving the biggest pay day of his fellow comedy buds like Louis C.K, Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer.

The comedian has made a few guest appearances at comedy clubs over the years, with stand-up being a unique part of his critically acclaimed 2015 comedy, Top Five. 

“I’m very excited to be working with Ted and Lisa and all the good people at Netflix. I can’t wait to get back on stage,” said Rock. The comedian is working with plenty of material. From the growing social tensions to the current election, Rock isn’t limited on potential material.

 

 

-Vibe

Britney Spears’ breaks silence with New album ‘Glory’

Britney Spears’ ninth studio album Glory dropped late Thursday night.

The 35-year-old pop star wants you to know that the album marks the “beginning of a new era,” and a cursory listen might have you believing her. It’s her first release since 2013’s Britney Jean, a confessional pop record that by most critical accounts failed to hit its mark. Glory doesn’t want to take itself so seriously, which might be a good thing.

Spears announced the album’s release on Twitter; there’s an accompanying hashtag that features a neat little sketch of the singer.

The album comes just a day after the news that Lifetime would be making a biopic about Spears — a project that Spears and her management have actively distanced themselves from. Spears also appeared on James Corden’s latest Carpool Karaoke segment Thursday night.

 

 

 

 

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Goodlyf duo awakened Kenzo to compete in BET Awards

Musician Eddy Kenzo has revealed that he derived inspiration to participate in the recent BET awards from Radio and Weasel who he believes are his  fellow stars.

Speaking after winning an award at the Uganda Entertainment Awards, Kenzo said that his eyes were opened to take over the international stage when the dynamic duo was nominated in the awards back in 2013.

Although they didn’t win, Kenzo knew that he had to get nominated  and had to win to make sure that he makes them proud. In his words,


“I was inspired by Radio and Weasel after they were nominated in the BET Awards back in 2013, it opened up my eyes, I knew I can also make it if I work hard and keep on doing good music.” – Kenzo


 

-Bigeye

Uganda opens borders for 12 Kenyan schools in upcoming MDD competition

12 secondary schools from Kenya are to participate in this year’s National Secondary School Music, Dance and Drama Competition at Mbale Senior Secondary school in Mbale district.

They include Kakamega High School, Kaaga Girls High School, and St. Mary’s Lwak High school, Dagoretti High School, Dry’s Girls School, St. Jospeh Junior Seminary Molo and Bungoma High School. Others are St. Joseph’ Nyabondo, Sironga Girls High School, Chavakali Boys, State House Girls and Narok High School.

A total of 63 secondary schools from Uganda have also registered for this year’s festival. Of these only 44 schools had arrived by Sunday morning when the competition kicked off. They include among others Muni Girls SS, Gulu Army SS, Teso College Aloet, Trinity College Nabingo, Luzira Ss, Kinyara SS, Kibubura Girls SS, Namasagali SS, Trinty College Kabale, Tororo Girls, Buddo SS, Nabumali High School, Mbale SS, Westvile High School, St. Catherine Girls SS and Masindi Army SS.

The theme for this year’s competition is Vision 2040, ”Harnessing young people’s potential for Uganda’s Socio-economic transformation”. David Mugisha Bigiira, the coordinator of Secondary Schools Performing Arts, Ministry of Education and Sport explains that the inclusion of Kenya in this year’s festival is aimed at promoting East African Integration as people begin to understand each other’s culture in the region.

He says Ugandan will also participate in the Kenya Music and dance festival due in August 8th -18th 2016 in Nairobi. Focusing on the theme, Bigiira asked the East African governments to invest in teenage girls and empower them to make important decisions and equip them to engage in the affairs of their communities so as to be on equal footing with their male counterparts.

He notes that investments are needed to protect the health of young people on sexual and reproductive health, to enable them to receive quality education and expand economic opportunities. The competition focuses on key areas such as Teenage Pregnancy and early marriages.

Benson Baritazali Kule, the Commissioner Secondary Education who officially opened the festival this morning asked participants and spectators to utilize the messages to create positive change within their communities

The festival is schedule to end on July 27th. This is the first time the competition is being organised outside Uganda National Theater. The 2017 National Festival will be co-hosted by Ntare High School, Mbarara High School, Mary Hill High School and Bweranyagi Girls School in Mbarara.

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