Did U Know? 7-02-17 Entertainment News Updates…is trending entertainment news about the latest movies, music, TV shows and your favorite celebrities that happened during week ending July 2, 2017.
JAY-Z’s Real Kanye West Beef Revealed (& It’s Not Over TIDAL Dispute)
Kanye’s beef with Tidal is twofold — his Saint Pablo album resulted in 1 1/2 million new subscribers to Tidal, for which he was supposed to get a bonus but the company hasn’t paid. Kanye also says Tidal reneged on reimbursing him for music videos. Sources say Tidal’s position is that Kanye didn’t deliver the videos required by the contract. Kanye’s response…I’ll deliver the videos when you pay me what I’m owed. Coincidentally, JAY-Z takes ample shots at Kanye on his new “Kill Jay-Z” 4:44 album. Music mogul JAY-Z‘s issues with Kanye West are deeper than a TIDAL dispute. New reports claim Young Hov’s problems with Yeezy date back to a publicized concert rant. According to reports, JAY went at Kanye on 4:44‘s “Kill Jay-Z” as payback for getting publicly dragged. Sources connected to the 2 moguls say Jay was enraged when Kanye went on stage November 19th in Sacramento and first went after Beyonce with thoughts that were difficult to understand and then calling out Jay for shutting him out of his life.
HBO Releases Official ‘Insecure’ Season 2 Trailer
The full trailer for season 2 of Issa Rae‘s Insecure has arrived, and it is so good! Issa and her girls are back for another season of figuring out their lives. This round of shenanigans will see Issa trying to navigate single life and considering having a “hoe-phase.” Meanwhile, Molly has made an infuriating discovery at work as she falls victim to the wage gap. However, she’s hoping that taking a new approach to dating will improve her love life. And Lawrence? He is still trying to get over Issa cheating on him. This trailer will get you hyped for the season 2 premiere of Insecure, which kicks off July 23 on HBO.
Russell Simmons Biopic On The Way, To Be Written By ‘Blackish’ Creator
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Keyshia Cole Officially Joins ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’
After countless rumors (and even more denials), Keyshia Cole is officially joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood season four, which returns to VH1 on July 24. According to the official press release, “Keyshia Cole prepares for the release of her highly anticipated new album while juggling her co-parenting relationship with ex-NBA star Daniel “Booby” Gibson.” Ray J, Princess Love, Hazel E, Masika Kalysha, Teairra Mari, Moniece Slaughter, Lyrica Anderson, Alexis Skyy, Fizz, Miss Nikki Baby, Safaree and Nia Riley are back for another round at the rodeo with newcomers Brooke Valentine, Chanel West Coast and Zell Swag. Hopefully Keyshia will use this platform to make her big comeback and not get consumed by the reality TV drama.
Tyler Perry to Play Pioneering Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux
Tyler Perry has been cast as the lead in HBO’s upcoming biopic of African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, believed to have directed more than 40 features between 1919 and 1948, working outside the confines of Hollywood due to racism and discrimination. Perry will executive produce the project, but not direct. The early careers of Perry and Micheaux are eerily similar. A novelist turned director, Micheaux raised outside financing to produce the film adaptation of his 1917 book “The Homesteader” after rejecting an option offer from another company when they refused to let him direct. Early on, Micheaux tackled the problem of distribution by personally driving prints of his films to black communities around the country, where they played to segregated audiences. His films largely featured all-black casts and were an effort to counter racial stereotypes with humanistic portrayals of black life. Micheaux died in 1951 at the age of 67.
Streaming Soars, Kendrick Lamar Has 2017’s Top Album (So Far)
In the first half of 2017, streaming continued its rise to dominance. Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” is the leading album in total volume this year with total activity of more than 1.77 million units (albums, track equivalent albums and audio on-demand streaming equivalent albums combined) and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for three weeks. “DAMN.” is followed by Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” with 1.74 million units and Drake’s “More Life” with 1.69 million units. The latter album’s release on March 18 set a record for audio on-demand streams in one week, with its tracks earning a combined 385 million streams, beating the record held by his previous album, “Views,” which logged 245 million streams in its first week for its songs. In terms of genre, R&B/hip-hop had the largest share of overall volume for the first time (meaning physical sales, downloads and streaming combined), with 25.1% of the total volume. Rock, which had previously been the largest genre, slipped to No. 2 on 23%. Streaming drove R&B/hip-hop to the top, with over 30% of audio on-demand streaming coming from the genre, nearly as much as the next two genres combined (18% for rock and 13% for pop).