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Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200

Frank Ocean’s long-awaited album ‘Blonde’ has officially debut at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. This makes Frank’s first No. 1 album with  276,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 25, according to Nielsen Music. ‘Blonde’ also has the third-largest first week behind Drake’s ‘Views’ and Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade.’   via Billboard: The Billboard 200 chart ranks …

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Rumor Has It: Drake May Be Presenting Rihanna with the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs Tonight

According to a new report from Page Six, Drake could very well be presenting Rihanna with her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards tonight. The report comes just days after Drake congratulated Rihanna with a massive billboard in Los Angeles.  We don’t really know the extent of their relationship, but we’d be lying if …

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Come On, Patti! Patti LaBelle Cobblers & Cakes Are Headed to Walmart

Just in time for your Labor Day cookouts, Patti LaBelle is expanding her dessert line to include a variety of cobblers, a sweet potato loaf, and an apple pecan cake. If last year’s Pattie pie frenzy is any indication of what to expect when these hit shelves, you better hurry and get yours before they sell out! The cobbler – …

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It’s Not That Deep: Angry 49ers Fan Burns Colin Kaepernick Jersey While Playing the National Anthem

Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem earlier this week in protest of how the country treats Black people —  and a lot of 49ers fans are LIVID. Now, we understand that not everyone will agree with Colin Kaepernick’s choice of protest…but one 49ers fan took things a little too far. The ‘fan’ decided to burn a Kaepernick jersey …

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Coupled Up? Lupita Nyong’o Is Reportedly Dating ‘GQ’ Style Fashion Editor Mobolaji Dawodu

Word on the street is that Lupita Nyong’o has a very stylish new boo. The Oscar-winner has reportedly been dating GQ Style fashion editor Mobolaji Dawodu “for six months.” via Us Weekly: The Kenyan-raised actress, 33, and the tastemaker — his website says he’s “informed the visual language of cosmopolitan life and style for more than a decade” — were introduced through …

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First Look: Mariah Carey Guest Stars on ‘Empire’ [Video]

Mariah Carey is coming to ‘Empire’ in a major way. The diva will guest star on the show’s upcoming third season as “mega-superstar” Kitty. The first trailer for the show season has been released — and from what we can see Kitty helps Jamal “dig deep to overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough.” Check out the trailer below and …

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Chris Brown – Grass Ain’t Greener [New Video]

Chris Brown dropped his latest single “Grass Ain’t Greener” back in May, but the song is just now getting the video treatment. “Grass Ain’t Greener” serves as the first single from his forthcoming album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon. Get into the dance-heavy clip below.

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Nate Parker on His Initial Rape Trial Controversy Comments: ‘I Was Speaking from a Standpoint of Ignorance’

Nate Parker says his initial comments about the 1999 rape trial that has resurfaced thanks to the interested in The Birth of a Nation came from a “standpoint of ignorance.” Nate recently spoke with EBONY.com and gave what probably should have been his first interview since all the controversy began. He got candid about his 19-year-old self, consent, male privilege, and how he feels …

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Oprah Says ‘Queen Sugar’ Sex Scenes Gave Her an Idea for Stedman in the Bedroom

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Winfrey dished on the Ava DuVernay-directed ‘Queen Sugar’ series getting ready to premiere on OWN next week. Mama O revealed that the way Ava directed the sex scenes in the series inspired her to go home and try some new moves with her longtime boo Stedman Graham. She told EW,  “You want to be that person. …

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Countess Vaughn Wants You to Know She CAN Still Sing [Video]

Have you seen Countess Vaughn’s new video for “Wifey?” Well, after receiving a bit of criticism for the way it sounds, Countess clapped back at haters who say she’s lost her voice. We admit, the track sounded a bit…rough. But anyone who’s followed Countess’ career over the years should know that the girl can SING! Listen to Countess clap back …

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