Does Safaree Samuels plans to sue Nicki Minaji?

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Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels went from longtime lovers to bitter exes and suffered one of the nastiest breakups in hip-hop. A new report claims Samuels plans to reignite their feud with a lawsuit.

For those who don’t remember, earlier this year, Samuels claimed both in interviews and in songs that he had a major hand in helping Minaj with her music and that he even helped pen some of her songs.

Now, according to TMZ, sources say Samuels plans to sue Minaj for royalties from her three full-length studio albums, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and The Pinkprint.

Sources also claim Samuels wants money from Minaj’s collaborations, like The Pinkprint records “Only,” which featured Drake, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne, and “Feeling Myself,” which featured Beyoncé. Another track Samuels allegedly wants money for is Beyoncé’s “Flawless” remix, which featured Minaj.

A source claims Samuels isn’t just coming to court with a bunch of accusations. Samuels will reportedly present footage of him working with Minaj on music, as well as voice memos from recording sessions. The source claims Samuels will also present several witnesses to prove that he was a major contributor to Minaj’s music.

Samuels reportedly will also use the fact that Minaj named him as executive producer of her first two albums as proof that he had a heavy hand in her music.

Samuels has allegedly already secured lawyers and sources say that a lawsuit against Minaj is “imminent.”

Petitions on Raven-Symoné and Don Lemon Useless

raven-symone-don-lemonBoycotts against Raven-Symoné and Don Lemon may sound like a good idea, but according to Shadow and Act, the battle is over and done with.

Examining Symoné and Lemon’s recent string of controversial comments, the site points out that while folks are campaigning for their dismissal, the pair will ultimately end up still attached to their respective networks and shows, ABC’s “The View” and “CNN Tonight” on CNN.

“Why? Because of ratings of course,” Shadow and Act expressed as it referenced “The View’s” surge in ratings with Symoné as part of its panel. “You may hate her, but she’s the smartest move that the producers on “The View” have made in a long time. As of last month, “The View,” according to TV by Numbers, posted its largest total in viewers and women 25-54 in over 8 months, beating CBS’ “The Talk,” which had been topping “The View” for almost a year.

Since her arrival on “The View,” Symoné has generated headlines for her opinions on the show’s hot topics. Most recently, she caught major criticism for stating that she would not hire black people with ghetto names, in addition to seeming to support the violent treatment given to a Spring Valley High School student by a South Carolina resource officer.

“’The View’ needed Raven-Symoné because she is controversial (or it could be some sort of bizarre art performance or experiment) which means she’ll bring in viewers,” Shadow and Act noted while citing a report it did about Symoné in May. “People naturally gravitate towards controversy, said Sergio, the author of the article. “And the producers on the show knew exactly, in advance what they were getting with her. She’s no accident. They were not going to pick anyone who was safe and conventional. They intentionally wanted someone who would get people riled up.

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Aquafina Bottle Water Comes From Same Source As Tap Water

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The label on Aquafina water bottles will soon be changed to spell out that the drink comes from the same source as tap water, the brand’s owner PepsiCo said Friday.

A group called Corporate Accountability International has been pressuring bottled water sellers to curb what it calls misleading marketing practices.

Aquafina is the single biggest bottled water brand, and its bottles are now labeled “P.W.S.” The new labels will spell out “public water source.” Continue reading “Aquafina Bottle Water Comes From Same Source As Tap Water”

Saks Teams Up With Empire For Fall Collection

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‘Empire’ and Saks Fifth Avenue team up on fashion collection

Want to dress like Cookie Lyon? The pop culture phenomenon has its own fashion collection at the storied department store, Saks Fifth Avenue. The retailer and hit Fox series have partnered up to bring clothing worn on broadcast TV’s top drama to stores and online, timed to the Season 2 premiere in September.

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The collections will include fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women’s ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men’s and women’s footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM. –

Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels kicked off the festivities at the department store during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 12 to celebrate the launch of the exclusive collection inspired by the show.

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Brett Johnson Collection Neiman Marcus Tour

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September 2, 2015 – The Brett Johnson Collection, an eponymous menswear line hand crafted in Italy that debuted commercially just a year ago, is pleased to announce that it is opening new retail doors nationally and online this autumn with men’s luxury outerwear at Neiman Marcus online for the very first time. 

Brett Johnson will be hosting trunk shows in seven select Neiman Marcus locations, as well as Stanley Korshak in Dallas and David Lawrence in Seattle. The designer, Brett Johnson, will beappearing at all events to unveil his Autumn/Winter 2015 collection in each market. At 25, Johnson becomes one of the youngest male designers to enter these respective retail establishments.

The national tour will reach his hometown of Washington, D.C. on October 17, 2015. Neiman Marcus will host private clients, professional athletes and entertainers, Capitol Hill staffers and DC influencers.

Neiman Marcus will also host events at their stores in Paramus, Charlotte, Troy and New York.

The schedule is as follows:
  • Paramus, NJ – October 3rd (Neiman Marcus)
  • Atlanta, GA – October 10th (Neiman Marcus)
  • Washington, DC – October 17th (Neiman Marcus)
  • Chicago, IL – October 24th (Neiman Marcus)
  • Dallas, TX – October 31st (Stanley Korshak)
  • Charlotte, NC – November 7th (Neiman Marcus)
  • Troy, MI – November 14th (Neiman Marcus)
  • Seattle, WA – November 21st (David Lawrence)
  • King of Prussia, PA – December 5th

The Brett Johnson Collection outerwear pieces will be shown with models previewing the collection. Tailoring and fittings with the designer will be held at all venues.

“We are so excited that this is happening now,” says Brett Johnson. “It allows us to smartly scale our production and meet the needs of our very discerning clientele around the country. We are pacing our brand’s growth and enjoying unprecedented monthly menswear sales online globally.”

For more information about the new collection styling and fit, please visit brettjohnson.co.
View the collection on NeimanMarcus.com here.

Tidal Receives Backlash-Madd News

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Is Tidal for all? Artists involved with Jay Z’s streaming services have been turning their Twitter profiles turquoise and tweeting #TIDALforALL. But Tidal has been getting some major backlash with critics saying Tidal will only make the rich richer. Tidal critics go on to say that Tidal is too expensive for the average music lover. Critics say even a struggling singer won’t do well with the terms of the agreement.

Tidal’s big selling point is that it’s owned by artists. Jay Z, Kanye West, Madonna and other partners say they are taking control after feeling mistreated by services like Spotify and Pandora. But that just makes it seem like Tidal is more for the wealthy owners who already have huge bank accounts.

 

If nothing else, Jay Z has got the nation talking about music subscription services. Tidal, the music subscription service Jay Z acquired for $56 million through a purchase of Aspiro AB, has been covered everywhere from NBC’s The Today Show to NPR’s All Things Considered and everywhere in between. Not bad for the reboot of a high-definition streaming service that had previously — and quietly — launched in late 2014.

Jay Z defended his expensive tastes, comparing his wealth to Apple, Inc, CEo Tim Cook.

“I guess by having a conversation, and telling people what it is. That opinion came before we even explained what it was — “This thing is horrible! … What is it?” You know? You never hear Tim Cook’s net worth whenever he tries to sell you something. Steve Jobs, God bless, he had to have been pretty rich — nobody’s ever said, “Oh, the rich getting richer! I won’t buy an iPhone!” Yeah, right. It’s not about being pretentious; again, this is a thing for all artists.”

He also compared the TIDAL app to Spotify which charges users $9.99.

You pay $9.99 for Spotify, so why not $9.99 for TIDAL. We’re not asking for anything else, we’re just saying that we’ll spread that money to artists more fairly. We’re not saying anything other than that, and we’re saying that we’re in a position to bring light to this issue. We’re using our power that way.”

 

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Blurred Lines Verdict Shakes Up Music Industry

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The lines are no longer blurred. Nona Gaye, Frankie Gaye and Marvin Gaye III, children of the late soul crooner Marvin Gaye and the beneficiaries of his music rights who sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in 2013 for infringing on the copyright of Gaye’s 1977 hit, “Got To Give It Up.”

So what effect will the “Blurred Lines” verdict have on the music industry?

That’s the question being asked after a federal jury in Los Angeles found Tuesday that the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” infringed on the Marvin Gaye chart-topper “Got to Give It Up,” awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye’s children

The case focused on the similarities between the song and the legendary soul singer’s 1977 hit. Jurors found against singer-songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, but held harmless the record company and rapper T.I.

Los Angeles composer and producer Gregory Butler said Tuesday afternoon that his friends and colleagues in the industry were stunned by the verdict.

“You’ve made it illegal to reference previous material,” said Butler, also a managing director at music startup WholeWorldBand. “I’m never going to come up with something so radically different that it doesn’t contain references to something else.”

 

Revolt TV Heats Up Miami

This year’s REVOLT Music Conference will be the premier music conference of the next generation where technology meets influencers, music executives, songwriters, producers, bloggers and music artists. It is a must-attend, one-of-a-kind forum that is designed to help guests do one thing… understand and navigate the evolution of the music business.

From keynote speakers to nightlife events, diverse panels to artist showcases, the three-day series of events is engineered to enable networking among leaders and artists in an organic and exclusive setting. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #RMC2014.

The 2014 Panelists include some for the industries tastemaker, including Russell Simmonds, LA Reid, Blogger Necole Bitchie, Rodney Jerkins, Dallas Austin, Jim Platt, and many more.

For more information, visit: http://www.revoltmusicconference.com/

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Revolt TV Launch Launches Music Conference

Chairman-Combs-REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales has announced the multi-genre, multi-platform music network network will hold its first music conference in the fall in Miami to further position the growing network as the new #1 name in music, in addition to the appointment of music veteran Andre Harrell to a new role of vice chairman of REVOLT. In his new role at REVOLT, Harrell will use his extensive music knowledge to lead the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) taking place this October in Miami. Through the music conference, Harrell will also create new opportunities for REVOLT with technology companies, brands, and the music industry largely focusing on business development, outreach and strategic partnerships.

REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales stated, “The REVOLT Music Conference presents an opportunity for industry professionals to have credible, informed conversations that can impact the future of the industry, including brands and technology leaders as catalysts.” He continued, “We are also proud to announce that music industry pioneer Andre Harrell has been named vice chairman of REVOLT TV, with the first order of leading development and outreach for the conference.”

For more information about the music conference: http://www.revolt.tv/rmc2014.

New Vice Chairman Andre Harrell is an entertainment powerhouse with an unmatched track record spanning film, television, music, and branding. In his illustrious career spanning four decades, Harrell counts among his highlights:

Film & Television: Executive produced Strictly Business, starring Halle Berry in her first role and executive produced hit-show “New York Undercover” with television mainstay Dick Wolf. Later executive produced dance film Honey starring Jessica Alba.

Diane Sawyer Steps Down from ABC Nightly News

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney): Diane Sawyer will step down from ABC’s flagship nightly newscast, “World News,” in August, ABC said Wednesday.

David Muir, the weekend “World News” anchor, will replace her starting September 2.

The announcement ends months of speculation about a transition at ABC’s anchor desk.

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, Muir will not be the main anchor for big breaking news stories or elections — that spot will go to “Good Morning America” co-host George Stephanopoulos, who will have the title “chief anchor.”

Sawyer took over the “World News” chair in 2009, becoming the first woman to solo-anchor the famed newscast.

Inside ABC, Muir has been seen as her heir apparent for some time. That impression was cemented earlier this year when Stephanopoulos renewed his contract at “GMA” with no mention of a “World News” role.

“After wonderful years at ‘World News’ I decided it is time to move to a new full time role at ABC News,” Sawyer said in a statement.

Last week, with Sawyer away, Muir anchored “World News” for the full week.

The appointment of Muir, 40, to succeed Sawyer, 68, also represents a generational change for a television time slot sometimes stubbornly resistant to change.

“I can’t wait to continue bringing more of my specials to prime time and appearing on all ABC News broadcasts, as well,” Sawyer said. “And to my friends and colleagues George and David — congratulations. I look forward to exciting work together and great times ahead.”

Written: By Brian Stelter

Mona Scott Young Facing Felony Charges

 

 

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It seems that Mona Scott Young the producer of Love and Hip Hop, is in the spot light again.  Scott-Young allegedly posted Stevie’s $25,000 bail shortly after he was arrested last week.

However, sources say that Scott-Young’s act of kindness may have backfired on her because Project Child Support has now grown suspicious of her relationship with Stevie.

According to the report, Scott-Young along with several other people and organizations associated with Stevie and the show were subpoenaed by Project Child Support in regards to Stevie’s child support debt. When subpoenaed, Scott-Young claimed that neither she nor her production company, Monami Entertainment have employed or contracted Stevie J for any reason.

Project Child Support doesn’t believe Scott-Young’s claim and they’re now accusing her of lying to protect Stevie from any legal ramifications in his child support case.

“I don’t understand how an executive producer of a hit television reality series does not enter into any agreements with the cast or any organizations contracted with the cast of a television production,” a rep for Project Child Support said in a statement.

“This is a felony child support evasion case, and helping someone commit a felony crime is a felony crime,” the rep continued. “We are going to cooperate with the federal agencies investigating this case and provide them with copies of all documents we received that are related to this case, including Mona Scott’s court ordered subpoena response.”

Reportly,  Scott-Young was accused of helping Stevie stay out of trouble when he was accused of attacking Joseline Hernandez and Scott-Young denied having any knowledge that their relationship is abusive.

Malia Obama Gets Summer Job


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Her dad might be the leader of the free world, but that hasn’t stopped Malia Obama from chasing her dreams. And most recently, she followed those dreams to the set of Halle Berry’s new show, Extant.

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President Obama’s daughter Malia, 16, will be collecting a paycheck as a production assistant on the new CBS show ‘Extant’. Malia will drive to work every day. According to Mrs. Obama, Malia already has her license.

According to The Wrap, Malia Obama spent a day on the set of Extant working as a production assistant, even helping the director slate a take on the show that follows Molly (Berry), an astronaut who returns home to learn that her experiences in space will alter her experience on Earth — along with those of every other human being.

Jay Z and Beyonce is Touring this Summer

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This summer is expected to be one of the hottest summer’s in years. It will even be more intense with the latest summer concert announcement. The much anticipated tour of Jay z and Beyonce, is now official as news sources share their upcoming dates. Sources exclusively tell Page Six that hip hop’s royal couple plans to announce a 20-stadium US tour that will start in late June — and that it’s possible the couple could perform in New York on July 4.

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The two recently wrapped individual tours that supported their latest albums: Jay closed out 52 dates for his “Magna Carta… Holy Grail” in January, while Bey wrapped her “Mrs. Carter Show” tour in March.

 

Rolling Out Hosts Female Success Factor

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Munson Steed, Michele Thornton, Stacii Jae Johnson, Christina Steed, Saptosa Foster and Aniesia Williams

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, rolling out presented its spring Female Success Factor seminar. This year’s theme, Social and Digital Mastermind Series, highlighted the journeys of the panelists whose careers span from cable TV sales and PR to journalism and Hollywood. This season’s panelists included Michele Thornton, VP of Ad Sales for Centric TV; Saptosa Foster, managing partner of 135th Street Agency, an experiential marketing and strategic communications with offices in New York and Atlanta; Stacii Jae Johnson, a political and entertainment leader, entrepreneur and the newest recruit to Atlanta’s V-103 FM’s lineup of radio personalities; and Aniesia Williams, brand executive and CEO of GOTO Ladies, a marketing, strategic brand management and event activation agency.

As part of National Women’s History Month, this event was designed to connect women of varying backgrounds and provide a platform for women to engage, innovate, be inspired, cultivate ideas, brainstorm and a build a community of influence with other professional women.

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Jay Z Roc Nation Sports Accused of Bad Deals

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“Scott Boras you over baby!/ Robinson Cano you coming with me/ These (present day agent) n—as is like rotary phones/ It’s a new day, hit up KD!”

Jay Z warned his fellow sports agents that he was coming for his piece of the pie in his song, which may put into perspective why his fellow sports agents seem to be so mad at him.

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Forbes magazine published an excerpt of a recent Marquette Sports Law review called of all things,Jay Z Has 99 Problems, And Being A Sports Agent May Be One. In the review, some of Jay Z’s contemporaries in the sports agency world express some issues with the rapper and mogul.

Among the accusations levied against Jay are claims that he poaches athletes from other agencies despite said athletes being under contract, and that he interferes with contractual relationship

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Latina Magazine Hosts Google Hang Out

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Latina Magazine is a great source for the multicultural Latin consumer. Well, here’s your chance to hear the process straight from the editors. In correlation with our February Social Media issue, our Director of Editorial Content, Damarys Ocana Perez, and her team of editors will host our first Google Hangout tomorrow at 3PM (Eastern) on Google +.

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Puff Puff Pass says Phillip Morris Marijuna Cigarettes

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The recent Colorado State law legalization of Marijuana has sparked much debate of changing the national ban on Marijuana.  Phillip Morris, the world’s biggest cigarette producer, announced recently that they will join the marijuana legalization bandwagon and start producing marijuana cigarettes.

The new product will be marketed under the brand “Marlboro M”, the cigarettes will be made available for sale through marijuana-licensed outlets in the state of Colorado, and the state of Washington when it becomes commercially legal there later this year.

Serafin Norcik, Phillip Morris’ Sr. Vice President for Marketing said in an interview that the company has been high on the idea of marketing cannabis, and has been monitoring the market for some time. It was only when the recent legalization initiatives — winning in Colorado and Washington — that they finally made the decision to take a leap of faith.

Norcik added that they have begun contacting former drug lords in Mexico and Paraguay, currently the largest marijuana-producing countries in the world, for the possibility of setting up a distribution ring across the North and South American continents, to streamline the supply lines.

Since only tobacco products are currently banned in advertisements and promotions in the United States, Phillip Morris also has set aside a huge $15 billion advertising budget just to promote the new “Marlboro M” and are now negotiating with major networks and publishers, to start marketing the product to consumers in the beginning of 2015.

Norcik also revealed that a big initial push is planned around January next year, and have acquired most of the ad airtime for Superbowl XLIX. However, since marijuana will be legal only in Colorado and Washington during the 2015 Superbowl, all the ads will be blacked out in all other States and will only show a static “M” logo with smoke blowing in the background, for the duration of the ad.

Phillip Morris shares hit an all-time high on the marijuana news and shot up to $998.00 from $83.03 just a few hours after the announcement went public.

MADD FACTOR: THIS MAYBE A HOAX BUT WOULDN’T BE SURPRISE OF ITS FUTURE BEING POSSIBLE!