Lil Scrappy Mocks 'Men in Wigs' As LHHA Adds 1st Transgender Cast Member D. Smith D. Smith *The LGBT community isn’t the only one upset with “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Lil Scrappy for mocking transgender people – just as his show announced the addition of its first transgender cast member, D. Smith. On Tuesday, the rapper posted an IG video ranting about “men with wigs on.” He hashtagged the clip #p***y check. Scrappy’s mother, Momma Dee, was horrified by his son’s comments and shared her support for the community on IG. “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” returns to VH1 on April 4.pre bonded hair Below, more on D. Smith, per VH1 D. Smith is a groundbreaking music producer who makes her debut as the first ever transgender female in the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ franchise. This Miami-born, Brooklyn-bred Grammy Award-winning writer turned artist has worked with some of the hottest in the game, including Lil Wayne. Smith’s defining moment came after being tapped by Lil Wayne to be a part of his most successful project to date ‘The Carter III,’ which sold one million copies in its debut week, one of only three rap albums in history to ever achieve this feat. With her spitfire sidekick and aspiring singer Betty Idol by her side, this dynamic duo will take the Atlanta scene by storm.
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*50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson III, filed for bankruptcy last year after a New York City jury ordered him to pay $7 million to Lastonia Leviston, who said he posted her sex tape online. Since then, 50 often posts on social media questionable images that seem to mock his suspect money situation. The rapper insists he’s not broke, and to prove this, Curtis has posted numerous pics flaunting his alleged lavish lifestyle. Most recently, he posted a pic of him on Instagram sitting next to a pile of cash arranged to spell out “broke.” The creditors saw 50’s stack of cash, and they want answers. TMZreports that the rap star has responded in court docs filed Tuesday to allegations he’s hiding money from his creditors in his bankruptcy case. Judge Ann Nevins has ordered 50 Cent to appear in bankruptcy court in Hartford on Wednesday to explain the Instagram photos. The rapper said in a statement filed in court Tuesday that the bills were props and he isn’t hiding assets. He’s simply trying to maintain his ‘brand.’ “Hip-hop culture is widely recognized as aspirational in nature,’ the statement read. ‘The standard by which artists and fans engage is commonly tied to money, jewelry, products and advertising over social media. Products and brands are now marketed through social media as an effective way to engage with consumers. Just because I am sensitive to the needs of maintaining my brand does not mean that I am hiding assets or that I have lied on my filings in this Bankruptcy Case, neither of which is true.’ perruques cheveux naturelsJudge Nevis wants Curtis to explain a photo he posted which shows a bottle of Effen Vodka, Jackson is paid to endorse, in his fridge, surrounded by stacks of money. She is also conceded about a picture showing 50 Cent on his bed covered in cash. There is also a video showing Jackson getting cheese from his money-filled fridge, per Daily Mail. Another video shows him pretending to wake up in bed with his legs buried under a pile of notes. The U.S. trustee’s office is asking Nevins to appoint an examiner to review the rapper’s assets.
Underground (WGN America) *Tonight marks the premiere of WGN America’s “Underground,” an ambitious 10 part series about a group of slaves attempting to break north on the Underground Railroad. Once blacksmith Noah (Aldis Hodge) and house slave Rosalee (Jurnee Smollett Bell) agree to team up for the escape, the pair will need assistance to pull it off. And it’s the who-can-you-trust factor that makes “Underground” such compelling viewing. The series makes sure to treat the issue of slavery with the reverence that it warrants. However, creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski have bent over backwards to bill “Underground” as an “action thriller,” and not what some folks on social media have already dismissed as “yet another slave drama.” To that end, John Legend was brought in as an executive producer and music supervisor. So yes, there are beats that accompany much of the action, including Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead.” Yet the seriousness of the time period is never lost, thanks in large part to the strong cast and sober reminders of the savagery and degradation that slaves endured. Director Anthony Hemmingway (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) actually used the word “swag” to describe his approach to the project. He told the Television Critics Association: “I wanted to really kind of play the dichotomy of extremes that the narrative had, and really sit in that and swag in it and have fun, and really kind of present a stimulating experience that’s unknown or rarely known or really that helps defy what anyone’s coming to this knowing.” Cato (Alano Miller), Noah (Aldis Hodge), Moses (Mykelti Williamson) in WGN’s “Underground” The Georgia cotton plantation of Tom Macon (Reed Diamond) is filled with enough dubious characters that become aware of the escape plan – from pure hustler Cato (Alano Miller) to one-eyed preacher Moses (Mykelti Williamson). You’re never quite sure where they stand. Rosalee’s mother and head house slave Ernestine (Amirah Vann) is a character whose protective love of her daughter will take her to a dimension we’ve yet to see in any slave drama, but is her love so strong that she’s willing to compromise the escape plan to keep Rosalee safe? Ernestine (Amirah Vann) Delivers Seraphina’s Baby (Devyn Tyler) in WGN’s “Underground” perruques cheveux There are a number of shocking twists and suspenseful moments throughout the 10 episodes, but, again, the biggest must-see element of the first four episodes shown to critics was in figuring out whom to trust. Below, I sat down with Amirah Vann and Adina Porter, who plays strong-willed wife and mother Pearly Mae, to discuss their approach to playing the characters, and if they felt any extra pressure in portraying slaves. “Underground,” also starring Christopher Meloni, Marc Blucas ad Jussie Smollett (in a later episode), debuts tonight (March 9) at 10 p.m. on WGN America. Watch the full trailer below:
*Gabourey Sidibe is helping V magazine celebrate its 100th anniversary by sporting black lingerie on the latest cover. The “Empire” star took to Instagram to post an image of the publication, along with a caption thanking the photographers, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, for their great work. “Another photoshoot for @vmagazine with @inezandvinoodh for #v100,” she wrote.lace front wigs The cover comes months after Sidibe responded to online criticism over her love scene on “Empire” that aired in November. The actress found herself to be the subject of cruel jokes and memes. However, the confident star was unphased by the hate, writing in a blog for EW: “Yes. I, a plus sized, dark-skinned woman, had a love scene on primetime television. I had the most fun ever filming that scene even though I was nervous. But I felt sexy and beautiful and I felt like I was doing a good job. I’m very proud of the work we all did to make that scene a great opening for the episode. I keep hearing that people are “hating” on it. I’m not sure how anyone could hate on love but that’s okay. You may have your memes. Honestly, I’m at work too busy to check Twitter anyway. #Booked. Hope you enjoy next week’s show!” The Academy Award nominee also appeared on the magazine’s cover back in 2010. She posted a throwback image of the cover, along with a thank you message. “#Flashbackfriday to my first magazine cover!! @vmagazine marked a huge milestone in my journey and I am grateful to them and @inezandvinoodh for shooting me. I was so young and beautiful then. Now I’m younger and even more beautiful,” she wrote.
*Diana Ross will be a featured headliner on the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage ® presented by Ford. Cruise with a special “Evening Under the Stars with Diana Ross.” The original Party with a Purpose® that sells out annually will also feature Charlie Wilson, Patti LaBelle, New Edition, and Jazmine Sullivan as it sets sail to support students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Fantastic Voyage will take place on the Carnival Breeze departing from Miami April 23, 2016. The customized eight-day itinerary includes visits to St Thomas, St. Maarten and Grand Turk includes guest activities, empowering seminars, theme nights, and day parties. Fantastic Voyage The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage® presented by Ford is hosted by renowned radio personality and philanthropist Tom Joyner and is the longest standing music themed and empowerment cruise. The exciting line-up, that generally books over 60 entertainers, includes the aforementioned Diana Ross, Charlie Wilson, New Edition and Patti LaBelle; as well as Johnny Gill, Angie Stone, Jazmine Sullivan, Faith Evans, Total, 112, Carl Thomas, The Bar-Kays, Con Funk Shun, Switch, Brick, Steve Arrington, Tony Terry, Glenn Jones, Michael Cooper, Jon B, Case, Christopher Williams, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, DJ Quick, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Rob Base, Black Sheep, Dana Dane, Kwame, DJ Kool, Joeski Love, Positive K, Mr. Cheeks, Whodini, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Eddie Holman, Blue Magic featuring Ted Mills and Russell Thomkins Jr.& The New Stylistics. Returning as the title sponsor of the cruise is Ford. Ford’s sponsorship of the Fantastic Voyage is part of Ford Motor Company’s overall support of education in the African American Community. Each year, Ford invests millions of dollars in educational programs that include scholarships, innovative elementary, middle and high school programs, STEM initiatives and other opportunities. Since the company was founded more than a century ago, Ford has remained strongly committed to providing pathways to success in the African American community. The Tom Joyner Foundation started its annual voyage to raise money for HBCUs in 1999 as the first to ever charter and program an entire ship.cosplay wigs Now in its 17th year, The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford is the only charter that promotes philanthropy in an environment that is fun and uplifting. For more information on The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage® and a full list of entertainment visit BlackAmericaWeb.com. Itinerary, schedule and performances subject to change. Fantastic Voyage Sets Sail to Support HBCUs source:Treva J. Marshalltreva@tjmcommunications.com