Janelle Monae Drops 2 New Videos For Singles Off Upcoming Album

Janelle Monáe’s new singles from her upcoming album ‘Dirty Computer’.

She goes full hip-hop in ‘Django Jane’ single & video, while ‘Make Me Feel’ is a funky joint with a video directed by Alan Ferguson (Solange’s husband!)

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Kelis Selling LA Mansion And Buying A Farm To “Grow Everything She Eats”

You can always count on Kelis (My WCE) to be a trendsetter, whether its in hair, fashion, food, and now, farming.

The 38-year-old mother of two announced in Architectural Digest that she is selling her 1920s home in Glendale to buy a farm. She’s doing this in the hopes of taking part in sustainable agriculture and having better control of what her family, son Knight (8) and Shepherd(2), with husband and real estate agent Mike Mora, consume.

“Now that I’ve got these two boys, I want to control a little bit more how we eat,” she said. “We’re buying a farm, so that’s why we’re moving: so that we can grow everything and sustain everything that way.”

 The star has put her mansion on the market for $1.885 million. It’s 3,850 square feet and features five bedrooms, two fireplaces, a heated saltwater pool and, of course, a gorgeous kitchen broken in by the singer and Le Cordon Bleu-educated chef. She released a cookbook called My Life on a Plate in 2015 and has a line of sauces called Bounty & Full.

“We smoke meat, so we have a BBQ smoker,” she said. “We can do great grilled vegetables and steaks and sit outside with a glass of wine. It’s so nice.”

This desire to bring the healthiest of foods to the table through farming grew from a love of cooking. It developed during childhood but became a passion while she was studying at Le Corden Bleu in Paris.

“It was life changing,” she told Esquire in 2014. “Not because I learned to cook there, but because I was able to focus on something new. I was able to realize that I make music because I love it, not because I have to, and that there are other things that I do just as well, if not better, that bring me as much passion and joy and satisfaction.”

Kendrick Lamar Willl Curate and Produce ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack

Kendrick Lamar , Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, and Top Dawg Entertainment are teaming up to curate and produce Black Panther: The Album the soundtrack to the upcoming Marvel film, Black Panther.

Black Panther: The Album is Marvel’s first time commissioning a soundtrack full of original material for a film. Kendrick was hand-selected by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to helm the project.

“I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film,” said Ryan. “I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store.”

Black Panther hits theaters Feb 16

Mary J. Blige Will Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The Queen of Hip Hop/Soul will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 11, which is also her 47th birthday! Via Page Six:

“Mary J. Blige is one of the most popular singers of our generation. Fans will be thrilled to see her star on the Boulevard as her career milestones are celebrated on this very famous sidewalk,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

The Grammy Award-winning artist has recently been recognized for her acting work. Blige received Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for her role in Dee Rees’ period drama “Mudbound,” as well as a Golden Globe nom for best original song for “Mighty River.”

Congrats MJB on an honor well-deserved.

Reality Show Star & Life Coach Demetria Lucas “I Left My Husband”

Demetria Lucas Comes Clean About Her Marriage

Life coach, author & former “Blood, Sweat & Heels” reality star Demetria Lucas  reveals on social media that she’s left her husband. Penning a lengthy message about her failed union, Demetria admits that things had been in shambles for almost a year and that while he didn’t “beat” her, she could no longer stay. See message below.

I left my husband. That’s why I don’t wear my ring. I woke up on my birthday in July and instead of celebrating, I was thinking of ways to die. Our marriage had been in shambles for nearly a year. I think it’s tacky to drag a partner or spouse publicly, so that’s all I have to say about that. He didn’t beat me. I only mention that because a surprising number of people have asked, and upon hearing he didn’t, have encouraged me to work it out. Apparently being beat on is the only acceptable reason to leave your husband. So what if a woman is perpetually unhappy, keeping a husband is far more important than that. I chose life. I’m glad I did. I’ve been working on getting to happy. It’s been hard. I’ve been consumed with shame, embarrassment, insecurity and fear. Over the last five months, I’ve been told that having a husband validated me, that he gave me credibility and I will be nothing without him. I’ve been told no one will want me. I’ve been told my career as a life coach, dating/ relationship expert and author is over. Maybe if I had been in a better place, I wouldn’t have believed those things. I am in a better place now. I decided not to be held hostage by fear and shame, or hurt and regret and anything else that keeps me from living my best life. I decided not to waste my pretty. I go out, and I dress up, and I smile despite what I’m going through. I chant the lyrics to Anthony Brown’s “Worth” on the treadmill. I have a therapist. I read a lot of autobiographies and self-help books. On days I don’t feel good enough, I celebrate someone who I think is. I have friends who ask, “You ok, Sis?” Sometimes yes, sometimes no. There are days I still pull my truck over in the emergency lane and cry. I wish our marriage could have lasted. To do so would have required me to suffer in silence indefinitely. I tried and failed at that too. I don’t know what all the lessons in this are yet, but I am actively trying to discover them. One thing I’ve (re)learned is the truth of my grandmother’s words, “just keep going”. My world imploded and I faced all my worst fears at once. What I thought would destroy me, did not. I am grateful. #dontwasteyourpretty

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LeToya Luckett Is A Married Woman! 

According to Essence , The singer and her fiancé, Dallas-based entrepreneur Tommicus Walker, tied the knot on Sunday evening in a lavish ceremony in Austin, TX.
 
The intimate wedding was held at Villa Antonia, a sprawling mansion in the canyons of the Texas Hill Country

“Vera Wang graciously allowed me to add a few touches to my dress as my own addition,”

Eudoxie Bridges, the bride’s best friend and wife to rapper Ludacris, served as one of two matrons-of-honor and the groom’s brothers, Tamarcus Joe Walker and Treoun Walker, were the best men.
 
Luckett’s bridesmaids wore long black gowns in varied styles for the occasion. The wedding was a black tie affair with a deep red, white and black color theme.
 
The couple’s celebrity guest list included Ludacris, Tank and Michelle Williams. Tank sang “At Last” as Luckett walked down the aisle to meet her groom. Luckett’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Latavia Roberson, was also in attendance to support her good friend on her big night.

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Walker!

Photos: Sterling Photography

New VH1 Series ‘Teyana & Iman’ is All About ‘Black Love’

Teyana Taylor, husband Iman Shumpert, and their adorable daughter Junie are coming to reality TV.

“Not just Black love — it’s to inspire love period. There’s nothing more special than showing young folk that you can be in love and be married…