Chrissy Lampkin On Plans To Get Married: “It’s Not A Priority Right Now”

2017 BET Hip Hop Awards at the Fillmore Theater Miami Beach
Featuring: Jim Jones, Chrissy Lampkin
Where: Miami, Florida, United States
When: 07 Oct 2017
Credit: WENN.com

Yayyy! Reality TV OG Chrissy Lampkin is back on our television screens! As we wait for her highly anticipated return to VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop: New York,” she’s giving an update on the status of her wedding to longtime fiance – rapper Jim Jones. She says that they have not made any recent plans to tie the knot:

“To be honest with you, it’s not a priority anymore. Our relationship is in a good place.”

Chrissy Lampkin continued:

“I thought that that was, like, the natural progression, but it’s not for everybody. So, we’re good right now.”

Chrissy says that she will be bringing the drama to the tenth season of her home VH1 season. She said:

“Well, they kind of said they wanted to get back to the essence of the show. So they said, ‘Come back and help us bring back some sexy!’ But my drama kicked in before the sexy!”

Solange’s 9-Minute Medley Of ‘When I Get Home’ On ‘The Tonight Show’

Sis Solo took to ‘The Tonight Show’ stage to give viewers a medley from her classic album, ‘When I Get Home.’

via Complex:

Solange strung together “Taking on the Light,” “Things I Imagined,” “Down with the Clique,” “Binz,” and “Almeda” to create a nine-minute set for Fallon. Although she was limited to a late-night stage, Solange still put together a visual performance that rivals her concerts. She was accompanied by live musicians as well as dancers who synchronized their movements with Solange and her back up singers. The set ended with only Solange and a figure draped in silver performing on a black stage. 

Like almost everything Solange does, this was an atypical take on Fallon’s musical guest segment. Her performance was meant to honor When I Get Home’s interdisciplinary art film. The original version was a 33-minute project that Solange described as a “Texas film.” It dropped in March along with her album. Next week, the singer will be releasing a director’s cut of the film for her fans. 

When I Get Home is Solange’s fourth studio album. It follows her highly acclaimed 2016 album, A Seat at the Table. While A Seat at the Table uses Solange’s connection to New Orleans as a backdrop to address several themes, When I Get Home is dedicated to her hometown of Houston, Texas. The film uses historically black areas of Houston as it’s setting including the hair salon that used to be owned by her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson. 

Versace Sues Fashion Nova Over Jennifer Lopez Famous Dress Rip-Off

Fashion Nova done messed with the wrong designer this time.

The fashion brand tried their hand at knocking off the iconic Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards — and Versace is suing.

via Complex:

Versace has filed a suit with Fashion Nova for ripping off J.Lo’s Grammy gown, as well as a few other designs. The Italian design house labels Fashion Nova as a fast-fashion movement—a.k.a. scammers. In court documents, Versace calls Fashion Nova a “serial infringer specializing in ‘fast-fashion’ knock-offs.” Versace also points to the famous people who have worn their designs, including Princess Diana, Princess Caroline, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Liz Hurley.

The suit also says that Fashion Nova has been sued at least eight times for this type of alleged wrongdoing, including a suit from Adidas.

Versace says it originally warned the fast-fashion company in July 2019, but when nothing happened Versace decided to take the matter to court. The design house is suing Fashion Nova for profits off Versace replicas, and to get an injunction blocking further sales and damages.

In December 2018, the Los Angeles fashion company Riot Society alleged that Fashion Nova stole a Panda bear and rose design, which the company claimed they copyrighted, according to The Blast. Riot Society sent a cease and desist letter to Fashion Nova in June 2018 but never heard back. They sued $150,000 for infringement and demanded all profits that were made off the design

Viola Davis Thoughts On The ‘Ridiculous’ Idea of Julia Roberts Playing Harriet Tubman: I’m ‘Concerned’

Viola Davis is responding to the news that a studio executive once suggested Julia Roberts to play abolitionist Harriet Tubman in a movie about her life.

via People:

“It happens all of the time [in Hollywood],”
Davis, 54, recently told MadameNoire when asked to comment.

“Here’s the thing, simply put: Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman is ridiculous,” she said. “That barely warrants a response. That’s ridiculous. I understand that the film industry very much is about commerce and money, I get it. But that’s ridiculous.”

Roberts was never involved in the project.

Last week, screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard — who co-wrote the screenplay for this year’s Tubman biopic Harriet — wrote a column in the Los Angeles Times. In the column, he revealed that a studio head had suggested Roberts to play the titular role — and appeared not to know that Tubman was a black woman.

“Fortunately, there was a single black person in that studio meeting 25 years ago who told him that Harriet Tubman was a black woman,” Howard wrote. “The president replied, ‘That was so long ago. No one will know that.’”

Davis added that she is “always a little concerned that the people who are questioned about race and diversity and inclusion, are the people in need and not the people in power.

“You don’t question the people who have not been invited to the party, you question the people who are throwing the party,” she continued. “And the people who are out there who are living in any way, even within this industry, who have the green light vote, who have the power to finance films, who are making those choices to want to cast a Julia Roberts as a Harriet Tubman, this is a better question for them.”

“Why is it that you are not armed with enough information and why you don’t see it as important to cast a Black woman as Harriet Tubman? Why is it that you would want to make this decision?” Davis said, adding, “You can go through the history books and see that Harriet Tubman was a Black woman.”

For his own sake we glad he didnt produce the film. Im anxious for someone to reveal who is is

Gabrielle Union Fired From ‘America’s Got Talent’ After Speaking Out Against ‘Problematic’ Racism, Sexism and More

Apparently there’s a lot more to the story than what was officially announced.

Gabrielle’ firing came as a result of her speaking up about ‘problematic’ situations.

“[Gabrielle’s] contract was not renewed after being the #1 talent on the show, NBC and network TV. She set the record for her Golden Buzzer. They only replace the women and blacks at Simon’s whim. She wouldn’t walk away from $12 million because she’s ‘busy.’ Based on weekly interactions on social media, by the time AGT finale aired Gabrielle was the #1 talent on network TV for 2019. Why not pick up someone’s option in extreme success?”

The NBC sources continue:

“Social media engagement is the new measuring stick for talent and Simon isn’t on social media. Juliane and Gabrielle were both way higher ranked/engaged than Howie. The idea the network wants to ‘switch things up’ only applies to women and Black folks.

Nick Cannon wasn’t crazy. He walked away from 8-figures over how [AGT] operates.”

Back in 2017, Nick Cannon took to Facebook to announce that he was ‘threatened with termination by executives’ after he made a racial joke about NBC on his Showtime stand-up special. He quit his job as host of ‘America’s Got talent’ prior to the 12th season, saying “My soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.”

Gabrielle’s firing is merely a continuation of their problematic tendencies.

“Let’s just say they didn’t start the racism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia etc. in season 14. They were quite comfortable with it all by the time Gabrielle got there. Remember Nick said ‘NBC stands for N*gga Be Careful.’”

Keep in mind that Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Mel B, all left the show last year. It’s not the first time Simon’s been accused of misogyny — so, if true, we can’t imagine racism being far behind.

Via B.Scott

Toya Wright Is Engaged!

Congratulations to Toya Wright and Robert Rushing. Looking a recent post by the author and reality star, she is engaged! The 36-year-old shared the news on Tues (Nov. 26th) on gram.

Toya Wright and Robert Rushing share a baby girl together that was born February 2018

Her tribe showed their love and support