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Did U Know? 7-22-17 Entertainment News Updates

7-22-17 Entertainment News

Did U Know? 7-22-17 Entertainment News Updates…Taraji P. Henson, Will Smith, Flava Flav, Nelly, Forest Whitaker, Memphitz and others are trending this week. Did U Know? is trending entertainment news about the latest movies, music, TV shows and your favorite celebrities that happened during week ending July 15, 2017.

Check Out Trailers For Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ and Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Proud Mary’
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Taraji P. Henson

Cookie Lyon ain’t got nothing on Proud Mary. Sony/Screen Gems has released the first trailer for it action film starring Empire’Taraji P. Henson’s as a hit woman for a mob family in Boston. Her life is completely turned around by a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad. Directed by Babak Najafi, the film co-stars Billy Brown, Jahi Di’Allo Winston and Danny Glover. Proud Mary arrives in theaters on Jan. 12.

Watch the trailer below:

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Will Smith

And over at Netflix, Will Smith seems to be combining his roles in Men In Black, I, Robot and I Am Legend as he plays a LAPD officer paired with an Orc in Bright. In the movie, mythical creatures like Orcs walk the earth along with humans.

Check out the new trailer here:

Flavor Flav Will Give O.J. His Statue Back… But There’s a Catch
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Flavor Flav owns the real O.J. Simpson statue seen on ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’
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Flava Flav

Good news, bad news for O.J. Simpson

The Good News: Flavor Flav says he’s still in possession of Simpson’s famous statue of himself (the one featured in “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson”) and will gladly give it back to his old friend. The Bad News: If Simpson accepts Flav’s offer, Fred Goldman could get a judge to force O.J. to sell it immediately to pay off part of the judgment against him in the wrongful death case. Little backstory … the statue was seized from Simpson’s home and put up for auction in 1999 with the profits going toward paying off the $33.5 million judgment awarded to the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown. The statue was purchased for $3,250 by radio host Mancow Muller — who later gifted it to Flav. But the Public Enemy rapper says he’d gladly return it to Simpson when he gets out of prison in October … if Simpson wants it back. Flav says he previously tried to return it but O.J. refused the gift — saying at the time, “They (meaning the Goldmans) would just take it away again.” There could be a TON of money at stake this time around — Flav has been shopping the statue with a 6-figure price tag. We’re told he’s received offers close to asking, but so far, no deal has been made. Stay tuned …

Forest Whitaker Joins ‘Empire’
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Forest Whitaker

The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall. Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music mogul who long ago gave an unknown Lucious Lyon (series star Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Now, decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his rehabilitation. A grateful Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites Eddie to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment’s 20th anniversary. Whitaker’s film credits include last year’s “Arrival,” ”Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “The Last King of Scotland,” for which he won the Oscar for best actor as well as a Golden Globe award. “Empire” returns for its new season Sept. 27.



Memphitz Calls Out to Iyanla Vanzant for Help Fixing His Life
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Is Mickey “Memphitz” Wright going to be the next troubled celebrity to turn to Iyanla Vanzant for help fixing his life? He certainly hinted as much in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. “Somebody’s about to fix my life on TV,” read the post. “That’s all I got for now.” He also captioned the photo with: “You got some real questions, well I got some real answers. Some Good some Bad. But it will Be the Absolute #Truth > I mean, that’s all I got for ya > #GodsKid”

Many of you know that Memphitz has been shrouded with legal and financial trouble for the past few years. From domestic violence drama with his ex K. Michelle to exploding on his ex-wife Toya Wright on “Marriage Bootcamp,” the problems for this dude seem to keep mounting.K. Michelle alleges that Wright was physically abusive to her when they dated some years ago. He attempted to file a lawsuit against the singer, Mona Scott-Young and VH1 and Viacom, citing character assassination and slander after K. Michelle insinuated on “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” that he used to beat her. Memphitz later admitted in court that he did have a physical altercation with her at a hotel in 2009.

Most recently, an aggravated assault charge against him was dismissed and Wright avoided spending 15 years in prison. You may recall back in June 2015, he evaded capture by Atlanta police and spent five days on the run before turning himself in for armed robbery and assault after a blow-up with a car wash attendant he accused of stealing weed from his car. When the man said he didn’t have the drugs, Memphitz brandished a firearm and allegedly said, “Your life or my weed.” By the time the police arrived on the scene, Wright had fled and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He rejected a plea deal that included a 10-year prison sentence with 15 years probation in exchange for pleading guilty to armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The charges were eventually dismissed.

So it seems Memphitz may have plenty of personal issues that he would like to explore on an episode of “Fix My Life.”

At Least 90 People Hospitalized During Chance The Rapper Show
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Chance The Rapper

A Chance The Rapper show held on Friday (July 21) in Hartford, Connecticut ended with at least 90 people hospitalized for “severe intoxication,” according to the Hartford Courant. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said officers also cited 50 concert attendees for underage drinking at a Hot 93.7 Hot Jam concert, which also featured performances from PnB Rock, Kyle and ANoyd.

In two separate videos Deputy Foley posted to Twitter, it’s clear the crowd was in a celebratory mood, but evidently things got out of control. Foley said people were tailgating, partying and excessive alcohol consumption was “extremely prevalent.” Police made several arrests and ambulances were called in to rush dozens of concertgoers to various local hospitals to receive emergency medical treatment. Over 21,000 people attended the sold-out concert.


E! Announces ‘The Platinum Life’ Reality Series With The Wives/Girlfriends Of Nelly, Ne-Yo, Miguel & More
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Nelly & his girlfriend Shantel Jackson

Reports began circulating that E! was set to premiere a new reality series called Married To Hip Hop. While the concept of the show was reported correctly, the network has announced the name of the program is actually The Platinum Life. Viewers will get to follow Nelly’s girlfriend Shantel Jackson, Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Smith, Eric Bellinger’s wife La’Myia Good, King Ink’s wife Asiah Azante, Miguel’s fiancée Nazanin Mandi, King Los’ girlfriend Lola Monroe, and newly single Alycia Bellamy. The Platinum Life will document the “first class” lifestyles of the women and their significant others. “The music industry is known for big, outspoken personalities living lavish lifestyles, but it’s also an extremely tough business to succeed in,” said Jeff Olde, E!’s Executive Vice President, Programming & Development. “We are excited to give viewers an all-access pass to see how these fearless women climb to the top both personally and professionally.” The Platinum Life is expected to premiere this fall.

Sources:; AllHipHop News

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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