A Look at Entertainment
by T.J. Moore –
After a year away from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore-Daly recently began filming for Season 12. Moore-Daly was spotted filming with castmates Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey, and Marlo Hampton at the Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo, according to Hollywood Life.
During her appearance on The Real, Moore-Daly hinted that that she would be getting her peach back and returning to the show.
“I would say there is some truth to that,” the former Miss USA said during her appearance on the show.
Moore-Daly wasn’t on season 11 because she couldn’t negotiate a favorable salary. The producers wanted her to also film more of her life, including with her husband, Marc Daly, and their daughter Brooklyn.
Fans and producers were disappointed that Moore-Daly’s in-vitro fertilization process and pregnancy wasn’t filmed, but she wanted her privacy.
After Fox cancelled Star, fans called for show creator Lee Daniels to shop it to other networks, and he listened—though his calls have gone unanswered. Daniels revealed on Instagram that he was unable to persuade another network to pick it up.
“Thank you guys for loving Star! I am at a loss of words to describe my sadness. So I’m just going to say THANKS…to my incredible cast and crew and FANS! And shout out to #foxtv for letting us into your homes every Wednesday,” Daniels wrote on Instagram.
Star premiered on Fox in December of 2016 and was coupled with Empire on Wednesdays. The show’s ratings were generally solid; however, viewership fell to 11% last season. Star’s cancellation was reportedly related to Fox wanting to prioritize Empire, since the show is in its last season.
“We looked at our priorties and were trying to prioritize giving Empire the send off it deserves,” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier told Deadline.com. “The move to 9 p.m. made it a challenge because Star was always the lead-out from Empire and obviously we don’t have the 10 p.m. hour. So it was another tough choice in a year we were prioritizing Empire, and obviously some of the other shows that we’ve put on the schedule.”
Star was cancelled after three seasons.
Jay-Z is now hip-hop’s first ever billionaire, according to Forbes.
The publication credits the rapper/mogul’s businesses in spirits, D’Ussé and Armand de Brignac; his streaming service Tidal; real estate, i.e., his Los Angeles and Tribeca homes; his Roc Nation record label; art collection; music catalogue, and other investments that put him over the billionaire line.
Jay’s friend, producer Swizz Beats, shared with Forbes the magnitude of this milestone.
“It’s bigger than hip-hop,” Swizz said. “It’s the blueprint for our culture. A guy that looks like us, sounds like us, loves us, made it to something that we always felt was above us.”
Newly sealed documents reveal new information about the investigation into the attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett, with phone records showing that the actor may have planned the attack with brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo.
According to the Chicago Tribune, investigators from the Chicago Police Department were looking into phone records that allegedly detailed Smollett discussing the purchase of “weed, molly, or Whitney” with the brothers prior to the attack.
The police reports also include details of the attack, which allegedly shows the actor asking one of the brothers to punch him.
Smollett has long maintained his innocence, with his attorneys previously releasing a statement in support and defense of their client.