Ella Mai Announces Debut Album

Breakout British R&B singer-songwriter Ella Mai has announced her self-titled debut studio album. The album drops October 12 via 10 Summers/Interscope Records, and it features smash hits “Boo’d Up” and “Trip” along with “Naked.” The new album was executive-produced by DJ Mustard.

Peep the Announcment And Cover Art Below

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Kenan Thompson Gets His Own Show at NBC, ‘Saving Larry’ ; MIGHT Leave ‘SNL’

Kenan Thompson has been holding down ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the last 15 years and now he’s finally getting his own show.

via Deadline:

In one of the biggest deals for a comedy project so far this season, NBC has given a production commitment to Saving Larry, a single-camera comedy starring Thompson. It hails from SNL creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels and his Broadway Video as well as Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke.

Thompson, who recently told Deadline that he says he’d happily stay on Saturday Night Live “forever,” likely would leave the show — at least as a full-time cast member — should Saving Larry goes to series as the two would be difficult to juggle.

Written by Clarke, Saving Larry centers on a dad (Thompson) who, after his wife dies, has to be both mother and father to his kids. And he has to do it all with his father-in-law hovering over him.

Thompson, a married father of two, and Clarke executive produce with Michaels and Andrew Singer for Broadway Video. Universal Television, where Broadway Video has a deal, is the studio.

Last year Thompson officially became the longest-running SNL cast member, with 15 seasons under his belt. He started on the show in 2003 as its youngest performer. This year Thompson landed his first acting Emmy nomination for his work on the sketch comedy series, where he is known for such popular sketches as “What Up With That?” and “Black Jeopardy!”, along with his impressions of Steve Harvey hosting Family Feud, Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby. Thompson, who just won a Music and Lyrics Emmy for SNL‘s “Come Back Barack”, is repped by UTA, Michael Goldman and Del Shaw.

Yass! Im so happy for Kenan

Michelle Williams And Chad Johnson Are Waiting Until Their Married To ‘Consummate The Relationship’

Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson will be making the bibles rock until their married — and their road to marriage will be documented in their new OWN reality reality series.

via Us Weekly:

A press release for the show, which is titled Chad Loves Michelle, reveals that the former Destiny’s Child member, 38, and the pastor, 41, have “vowed to consummate the relationship only after they are wed.”

“Having been together for a year and never in the same city for more than seven days, the newly engaged couple is turning to intensive pre-marital counseling to help prepare them for life together as husband and wife,” the press release reads. “Both are relocating to Los Angeles from different cities in the months leading up to their wedding, but not to the same bedroom.”

OWN teased that each episode of the series will find Williams and Johnson tackling real-life, everyday issues, including her battle with mental health issues. (She announced on Instagram in July that she was seeking professional help.)

The singer and the sports chaplain, who met at a spiritual retreat in Arizona, got engaged in March after a year of dating.


“The timing couldn’t have been more perfect,” she gushed to Us Weekly exclusively in May. “I’ll never forget the day he proposed! We were in Pebble Beach, California — one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen — surrounded by a few friends. He presented me a video of him flying to my hometown of Rockford, Illinois, and going on a proposal tour. He went to a few of my family members that are really, really dear to me, and of course my parents. I’m a traditional girl, so if he didn’t ask my parents first, I probably would have said no! After the video ended, he was on one knee and he asked me to marry him. I was wailing, ‘I will, I will, I will!’”

Chad Loves Michelle premieres on OWN on Saturday, November 3, at 9 p.m. ET.

LeBron James Will Star In ‘Space Jam’ Sequel

NBA star LeBron James will star in the ‘Space Jam’ sequel produced by Ryan Coogler and directed by Terence Nance.

Rumors of LeBron James starring in Space Jam 2 have been out there for some time, but yesterday it became official!

The NBA star and his SpringHill Entertainment production company confirmed he is officially a part of the Toon Squad by posting this photo via social media

Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) will produce the Space Jam sequel and Terence Nance (“Random Acts Of Flyness“) will direct the film, which is set to begin production in the 2019 NBA off-season.

Via THR

LeBron shared how much this project means to him:

The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie.

It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.

 

Im so hype , this gonna be DOPE!

5 Products To NEVER Use On Locs

The common mistakes that are made with locs include: improper partings, weak foundations, poor product choices, and too much manipulation. Of these common mistakes, poor product choices are the most detrimental because they can lead to scalp issues, build-up, breakage,  and thinning of locs. Did you know that product mistakes made in the beginning or early stages of your loc journey can take years to manifest into devastating problems, some of which require the damage to be cut out.Think about all those years of growth thrown away. Literally.

My goal is to help you keep your locs strong , long , healthly and flourishing

This video was made with you in mind. Peep it below

4th Annual Diamond Ball Arrivals Featuring Rihanna , Issa Rae , Tiffany Haddish , and More!

Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball went down a few nights ago in New York City closing out New York Fashion Week with a big bang.

Here’s some of the dopest looks on the carpet!

Rihanna came to show and show out, of course! Dressed in an Alexis Mabille ensemble. The lace catsuit designed with a huge bow and skirt made quite a statement.

Normani posed in a v-neck curve fitting Jean Louis Sabaji dress with a dramatic layered overskirt and gloves. Yass sis!

Issa Rae glimmed in a sequin Maison Valentino gown. Glow Girl Glow!

Justine Skye dressed gracfully in this Prabal Gurung pink dress.

Nipsey Hussle cleans up nice! He posed in a Givenchy coat and Louboutin shoes.

Meek Mill looked dapper in a black printed suit. 

Lala in a sequin Georgine Studio gown.

Tiffany Haddish in a plunging neck sequin dress with a high front slit. Love the bangs!

Donald Glover looking sharp yet hippie in a Dior Home suit.

Teyana Taylor embraced the tuxedo trend in a tux-inspired Moschino dress.  

India Arie Releases New Soulful Song “That Magic”

I get super excited when one of the Earths debuts new soulful music. Im up 4:30 am writing this post cause I accidently clicked on social media and saw this India Arie post

Among the Hottest neo-classic soul artists to emerge in the early 2000s following the success of artists like D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill, Atlanta’s India.Arie was poised to make a major impact. A studied songwriter and guitar player rooted in the soul and blues of the past, as well as in positive-minded contemporary hip-hop, Arie debuted with Acoustic Soul. Rich with resonant hooks and mature lyrics — impressive, considering she had been writing songs for only five years — the album established a remarkable career that has entailed four Grammy Awards and five consecutive placements in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200.

For Full Song Peep This Video

It sounds so good. Im going to download it now , are you?