Have You Met Her? The Real Draya Michele (@DrayaFace)!

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They say lightning never strikes twice. Well it did for VH-1 with the addition of Basketball Wives LA! This hot reality series delivers some of the juiciest stories, coolest ladies, and let’s not forget drama served sizzling hot! Originally expected to be just a franchise of its Miami counterpart, it quickly took on a life of its own. Cast members have come and gone, but one mainstay has captivated us all, and her name is—Draya Michele. Draya is the headlining lady of the show whose own style, sassy attitude, and divine beauty keeps us coming back for more. She has been wrongly labeled a groupie, jump off, and even described as “nothing” in the past; but that is only the gossip of haters. If you want to accurately attribute some terms to this beauty, how about adding mother, businesswoman, fiancé, actress, and all around boss chick!

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People often, and ignorantly, assume a beautiful woman has nothing going for herself, but her looks. They also, in turn, assume they slept their way to the top. For Draya neither of these assumptions is accurate, and you should not believe the hype! She has been on her grind for years, making the limelight her tool for success. Basketball Wives LA has just been another avenue to set her on top. “I’m definitely glad to be on the show…it has helped me a great deal as an awesome platform, the exposure, and I’ve met some pretty okay people too…I came into this situation knowing what it was…”

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Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) to Star in Richard Pryor Biopic Alongside Oprah (@Oprah) & Eddie Murphy (@eddiemurphy)!

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According to Deadline, media maven Oprah Winfrey and actor Eddie Murphy have signed on to join Mike Epps — who’ll be starring in the Richard Pryor biopic as Pryor himself.

The Weinstein Company is ready to greenlight its Richard Pryor biopic, and my, have Harvey Weinstein and Lee Daniels put together a terrific cast. The new additions: Oprah Winfrey will play Pryor’s grandmother, who ran a brothel and raised the iconic comic there; Eddie Murphy will play Pryor’s father, Leroy “Buck Carter” Pryor. Kate Hudson is set to play Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor. And Mike Epps is now locked in to play Pryor, a role coveted by a lot of actors. Daniels, who worked with Weinstein and Winfrey on the blockbuster Lee Daniels’ The Butler, will start production in March, after wrapping up the second season of his hit Fox series Empire.

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I’ve noticed over the years that Oprah is very selective when it comes to roles that she plays. For some reason I cannot imagine the mother of all things media playing a madame but I know I can’t wait for the biopic to be released! The story of Richard Pryor is one I believe you have to see to believe and I cannot wait to see how they tell his story.

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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The Brain of The Braxtons! Towanda Braxton (@towandabraxton) Dishes on Sisterhood, New Businesses, & Family Drama

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Reality television shows come a dime a dozen nowadays. It seems like any and every one can get one for anything. For years, originality in the genre seemed to have gone out the door, reaching an all-time low with Lifetime’s Born In The Wild! Still there are exceptions to every trend, and some shows actually make reality television worth watching. No, we are not talking about any of the “sistahs” from Real Housewives of Atlanta, but we are talking about a few other actual sisters—five of them to be exact—The Braxtons! You know these five amazing women, Toni, Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar, as members of a musical family; each gifted with an angelic voice and the ability to raise a grand scale of Hell!

Like any group of sisters, each of them has their own personality and way of living life. However, it is Towanda Braxton that serves as the anchor of the group. Usually she keeps its simple by being the peacemaker, keeping her younger sisters in line, and balancing a healthy lifestyle with her family and career in tow! All of The Braxtons are naturally talented and pretty, but only one comes, as aptly described, “The freakin’ Rock of Gibraltar!” “It’s hard being the strong one, but someone has to be it in any situation…Most times it just happens to be me…”

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Dying For The Art! Kanye West (@KanyeWest) Announces Bid for 2020 Presidency during VMAs Video Vanguard Award Acceptance Speech! Calls Out MTV, The Music Industry, and Award Shows!

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2015’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) were probably the best and most controversial yet! Besides Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus’s beef boiling over, Rebel Wilson’s “Fuck The Stripper Police” shirt, and Justin Bieber’s emotional breakdown on stage; our boy Kanye West stole the show! No he did not interrupt anyone’s acceptance speech or storm the stage, he instead announced his bid for the 2020 Presidency of the United States!

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After receiving the Video Vanguard Award, graciously presented by Taylor Swift, he went on a thirteen minute long rant entailing his issues with MTV, the music industry, people’s perception of him, his love for his daughter, his expectations for our generation, Award shows in general, and even Justin Timberlake’s tears over losing Album of the year at The Grammy’s.

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Celebrity Beef EXPLODES! Nicki Minaj (@NickiMinaj) Calls Out Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) LIVE at VMAs!

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Celebrity beefs are hot enough, but when you add two hot headed women like Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus to the mix, things are bound to boil over! Millions got a peek at the animosity between the two women live at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) tonight. After accepting her award for Best Music Video for a Female Artist for her sexy video, Anaconda! After giving her acceptance speech where she thanked her fans and pastor, she abruptly turned her attention to Miley at an adjacent stage, daring her to back up her words from earlier this week in an interview with New York Magazine. “Back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press; Miley, what’s good?”  (Read about it here http://theshaderoom.com/2015/08/miley-cyrus-calls-nicki-minaj-out/) where she accused the rap star of causing a “Pop Star War” over VMA nominations.

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Unsurprisingly Miley, the host of this year’s VMAs, was not about that life and quickly played off Nicki’s challenge. “Hey, we’re all in this industry, we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate shit. Nicki, congratulations.” The show moved along, but this definitely was a moment to go down in VMA history! Unlike her performance with Taylor Swift, it looks like these two ladies won’t be burying their bad blood anytime soon!

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#BOOTED! Tila Tequila (@TheRealTila) Loses her “Shot” on Celebrity Big Brother (@bbuk) Over Her Hitler Sympathies!

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In the latest news on celebrity antics, former reality television star, Tila Tequila just lost her “shot” at remaining relevant over a past rant about Adolf Hitler. Apparently, back in 2013 Tila sympathized with the Nazi leader and posted a picture of herself on Facebook holding a gun and wearing a swastika armband! (Side note: She also claimed Paul Walker was murdered.) The producers of Celebrity Big Brother got wind of the picture and her feelings about The Furor and promptly removed her from the house after only a day of filming. A spokesman for Channel 5 told The Independent“When [it was] brought to our attention, she was called to the Diary Room for a discussion with producers and was subsequently removed from the house…” 

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Naturally, Tila had a response for her early termination, and it is not the apology any of us were expecting. “I never said I hated anyone, but just because I feel sympathy, compassion, and forgiveness for others such as Hitler means I am now a monster?…All for trying to open your eyes to the truth that Hitler was NOT as bad as he was painted out to be?”  Ms. Tequila’s lack of remorse is chilling and her sentiments towards one of the most evil men in history is just as appalling. Doesn’t she realize this madman dreamed of a world dominated by a master race of blond and blue eyed Caucasians. The last time we checked she does not fall into the category. Educate yourself Tila had the Axis forces won World War II you certainly never would have been born as your grandparents would have also found themselves in concentration camps, crematoriums, or gas chambers! Have a seat Tila Tequila and take a “shot” at common sense!

Congrats Lucy Liu (@LucyLiu)! Star Welcomes Newborn son via Surrogate!

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Look who has joined the motherhood club! Yep one of Hollywood’s biggest stars is now a proud mommy to a wonderful baby boy. She is Lucy Liu, and he is Rockwell Lloyd Liu, one of the luckiest kids on the planet. On Thursday, Rockwell was welcomed to the world via surrogacy. It is reported that both mom and baby are healthy and bonding. Lucy is so happy she took to Instagram to post black and white pictures of she and Rockwell. These have to be some of the most beautiful pictures ever on the web.
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Lucy’s decision to use a surrogate is not so far-fetched. A number of celebrities, Camille Grammar, Nicole Kidman, Perez Hilton, Bill & Giuliana Rancic, and Elton John have all use this method to have their own biological children. For awhile even Beyonce was suspected of having a surrogate. Either way for women it is an amazing way to have children without the malice of stretch marks, labor pains, and nine months of being a living incubator (sorry).There is no news on who the sperm donor is, or if she even knows the child’s paternity. That may be a story for another day! Congratulations Lucy we are sure you will be an awesome mother. Just remember your rich and nannies and night nurses go a LONG way!

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