From “Bane” to “Apocalypse!” Tom Hardy is sought after to become “The X-Men’s” Next Big Villain!

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Tom Hardy (r), "Apocalypse (l)

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is on its way! This movie will mark Apocalypse’s cinematic debut; and just so you know when it comes to super villains  is the cream of the crop! Gifted with more powers than you can imagine. Born, En Sabah Nur, this immortal (and first) mutant makes villains as powerful as Magneto look like novice heroes. Thus, it is no surprise Fox wants an actor use to playing hulking homicidal bad guys–they want Tom Hardy. As you might remember Tom was DC comics villain, Bane, in the final installment of “The Dark Knight” franchise, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Big, brooding, and fearful the villain initially bested Batman and plunged Gotham into anarchy.

Tom Hardy as "Bane"

Tom Hardy as “Bane”

Apocalypse you can see from the picture Apocalypse is quite a site to behold. Tom’s size, combined with a little movie makeup magic X-Men director, may make him the scariest super villain to grace a movie screen. He still has fierce competition though with Marvel Studios’ “Thanos” as seen in this past summer’s  “The Guardians of The Galaxy.” Brian Singer has knack for picking amazing talent when it comes to bringing Marvel’s “merry mutants” to The Big Screen. Apocalypse’s appearance serves as a major turning point in the X-Men features, where predominantly Magneto has been the villain. Sources have confirmed this film will close out the X-Men First Class Franchise, rumored to be set in the early eighties when many of the X-Men (Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm) were teenagers.

En Sabah Nur as he appeared at the end of the credits for X-Men: Days of Future Past

En Sabah Nur as he appeared at the end of the credits for X-Men: Days of Future Past

As a Marvel and X-Men fan I am stoked to see such awesome casting for “X-Men: Apocalypse.” 2016 is going to be one helluva year for movies especially those in the superhero genre. Tom Hardy just better be sure he does the villain justice in the upcoming film. Ben Affleck will not be the only celebrity with his life riding on how well he portrays a revered comic book character!

“The Kidz” Will Stay! Shonda Rhimes SHUTS DOWN Twitter when Fan insults “Gay Scenes” on her shows!

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Art reflects real life, especially when it comes to drama. The shows you see on television are the artistic expression of writers determined to bring a new twist on this thing called life. Few writers accomplish this so eloquently and successfully. Indeed her three hit shows; “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” dominate ABC’s Thursday night line up and millions of viewers worldwide. Shonda truly takes pride in her work and it is reflected every time you watch one of these legendary shows. Not surprisingly her shows have a few gay characters, but they way then are written places their sexuality second to their actions and story line. Her latest show, “How To Get Away With Murder” has had some very steamy and hot gay scenes. Such displays garnered a complaint from one disgruntled fan who tweeted complaining: “@shondarhimes the gay scenes in scandal and how to get away with murder are too much. There is no point and they add nothing to the plot.”

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Shonda surprisingly immediately took to Twitter defend her shows, responding with:  “@Dabdelhakiem There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.” She then went on to tweet;  “@Dabdelhakiem If you are suddenly discovering that Shondaland shows have scenes involving people who are gay, you are LATE TO THE PARTY,” and “@Dabdelhakiem If u use the phrase ‘gay scenes’, u are not only LATE to the party but also NOT INVITED to the party. Bye Felicia.  Clearly she shut the fan down and closed tweeting, “I love all you Tweeples. Even the ones who still need to grow. And remember that at some point, someone discriminated against you too….I don’t know why this kind of hate is out there. Ugh. . At least in Shondaland. Have a great rest of your weekend!”

Shonda had the right idea by putting this fan in their place. Television must be as inclusive as possible. A person’s sexuality is such a small part of who they are. To put it simply if you do not like what Shonda’s shows are showing it is simple–change the channel!

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He’s So NOT Feelin’ It! Kanye West Isn’t diggin’ how Scott Disick treats Kourtney Kardashian!

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It is no secret that socialite/reality television star Kourtney Kardashian and her “partner,” Scott Disick have had major ups and downs in their relationships. For awhile it seemed as if Scott had calmed down and become a supporting partner and doting father to his children Mason and Penelope. Recently, however, Kourtney revealed she is pregnant with their third child. This all comes on the tail end of Scott’s grief over the loss of both his parents last year and from the footage we saw from “Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK)” he did no seem to thrilled about his latest pending “bundle of joy.” Since then Scott has been once again battling with alchohol abuse and partying wildly. He has even gone into rehab. Although he has many critics, one for sure stands out–Kanye West.

Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian

Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian

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Enough Is Enough! Paula Patton files for Divorce from Robin Thicke!

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When it comes to love you definitely take your chances. It is always thrilling to see two people fall head over heels in love, but just as disheartening when that loves comes to an end. This is the gut wrenching feeling you get when you have to announce the end of a beautiful couple. Yep, actress Paula Patton and singer Robin Thicke are calling it quits–well at least Paula did. Today she filed for divorce from her husband of nine years citing “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for their permanent split. Additionally, she has asked for joint legal and physical custody of their son, Julian.

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Paula and Robin with their son, Julian

The split is rumored to “harmonious,” which curiously sounds like Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks’ “amicable” split. Well let us just hope things are as good as they can be considering this bad news. Needless to say, no one is surprised to see this coming. Everyone has their limits and it seems Paula has reached hers. So has the public, Robin’s latest album, “Paula,” was a flop. this does not sound good for his career considering that less than two years ago his hit single, “Blurred Lines,” broke records for the most played single in the nation. Still, one has to wonder what was the final straw with Paula. Was it his twerk session with Miley at the VMAs or him groping groupies? Who knows…Nevertheless, we wish both stars the best. Robin sang “…he’s gotta get her back…” For now it seems like he will not. Then again stranger things have happened. If they are truly meant to be it will work itself out. Chin up Patton-Thicke Clan, chin up!

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Raven-Symone finally Opens Up, Comes Out, & Frees Herself of All Labels!

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Oprah’s “Where Are They Now” is always a stellar show to watch. Last night however, The Queen of Media flexed her power and got one of Hollywood’s most secretive stars to finally open up–Raven-Symone. Raven is known worldwide as a child star turned superstar. Unlike many of her compatriots she has lived a relatively private and tabloid free life, opting to focus on her career. The former Cosby Kid sat down with Oprah and answered a few longstanding questions concerning her life, sexuality, and self-identification. Naturally, Raven was poised and well spoken in all of her responses. However, some of her responses have fans stunned.

Raven has officially come out and reveals she has a lesbian partner. This is not surprising to her fans, however, as it has been long speculated she is in a relationship with model AzMarie Livingston. When asked if the following tweet was her way of coming out:

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Sparks Fly when Carmen Ortega admits to unknowingly being with Jason Derulo–while he dated Jordin Sparks!

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Carmen Ortega

Sparks are truly flying as rumors and details surrounding Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks’ break up heat up! The couple announced just last week they were parting ways “amicably.” Neither really wanted to go into details on what exactly split them up, but model Carmen Ortega sure has a lot to say. Over the weekend, Carmen told “STAR Magazine” she and Jason allegedly had an affair while he was dating Jordin! “We dated for a month,” Carmen said. “We went out in public with friends a few times, so I assumed he didn’t have a girlfriend.” When she realized he was actually and publicly dating the former American Idol star she claims to have left him alone. “I cut ties with him immediately…He tried telling me their relationship was strictly fueled by management teams. He lied to me the entire time.”

Jason Derulo and ex-girlfriend, Jordin Sparks

Jason Derulo and ex-girlfriend, Jordin Sparks

Jason has come forward and dismissed Carmen’s allegations as lies . However, he has admitted that he and Jordin’s split has not been as amicable as the former couple portrayed it to be. “I wouldn’t say good terms… I’ll be lying if I said that…It’s not like we’re hitting each other up, like, ‘Hey, what are you doing today?’” Well Jason can you blame her if what Carmen says is true? The amicable masking the couple is trying to give the public has to be covering up something damaging to both parties involved. Time will reveal all, and if Jordin’s public relations team is on point it will be she who spills the beans first. We wish both of the young celebrities the best in life. Still, let’s just point out cheating is NEVER okay, and if you are going to do it, do not be so high profile with your choice in the “other woman!”

Carmen Ortega and Jason Derulo (2013), heading to recording studio together

Carmen Ortega and Jason Derulo (2013), heading to recording studio together

Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns with Cast Changes & An Unexpected Brawl!

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The reality gods have smiled again on us. Yep, Bravo’s hit series, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is back for its seventh season! Yesterday, Bravo released a trailer for the upcoming season of the show and it is as juicy as ever. If you thought Season 6 was something, then you ain’t seen nothing yet! From the trailer we see the return of fan favorites Nene Leakes, Kandi Buruss, Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, and Kenya Moore. All of the ladies seem to be caught up in some kind of drama and turmoil one way or another.

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Porsha Williams

Interestingly, Porsha Williams has been demoted to “Friend” status on the show. Williams recorded an entire season on the show, but executives felt she did not have much going on this season and decided to follow the other ladies. Do not feel bad for Porsha, she has a full time gig with Dish Nation, thriving businesses, and a new love in her life. She is anything but down on her luck!  In addition to a demotion, two new ladies have joined the show; Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney. Claudia is a radio host/model who recently moved to Atlanta and is working on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” (This explains why Ebony Steele was fired!) She is the new housewife and apparently has a slick mouth. She and Nene are clearly at odds and in an interview on “The Breakfast Club,” Kandi mentioned she had a slick mouth. Demetria will be recurring on the show, a Friend like Porsha. That, however, does not mean she will not be playing an important role in the drama of the show.

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Claudia Jordan (r), Demetria McKinney (l)

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