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RISE AND GRIND! MORNING MUSIC NEWS: HBO Will Air Jay Z & Beyonce’s “On The Run” Concert, And MORE!

lboogie81:

Great plan, HBO! The #BeyHive will be VERY HAPPY!

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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It’s official: Beyoncé runs HBO. Last year, her Life Is But a Dream special aired on the network. And, currently, her 10-episode series of concert performances called Beyoncé: X10 is running. Now, HBO has just agreed to air her “On the Run” concert with Jay Z. [Rap-Up]

For a while now, Azealia Banks has been asking to be released from her label, Universal. Apparently, her wish has finally come true. The “212″-rapper went to Twitter to announce that she’s not on Universal any longer. [HypeTrak]

Rita Orahas a song in the safe called “The Single Most Amazing.” It was written by Prince and produced by Josh Welton. The song sounds amazing. Listen to a preview now. [Idolator]

New Young Thug tape on deck? Yes, please. The unique rapper just released 1017 Thug 2, the sequel to his 2013…

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Director Ava DuVernay Inducted Into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as Honorary Member

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Then maybe I need to join . . . hmmmmmm.

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Ava DuVernay, an award-winning writer, producer, director and distributor of independent films, was recently inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., as an honorary member.

Presiding over the formal induction was Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International President Attorney Carolyn House Stewart.

In making the announcement, Stewart explained that an honorary membership is the highest membership category the Sorority presents. “Those who are inducted,” she said, “represent the highest standards of character, courage and womanhood. Through her creativity, trailblazing work in film, and her passion towards her craft, Ava DuVernay embodies the Alpha Kappa Alpha ideal. Most of all, through her work, she serves the worldwide community. This commitment is captured in Alpha Kappa Alpha’s credo: ‘Providing service to all mankind.’” Stewart stressed that service is the core mission upon which the Sorority was founded in 1908.”

DuVernay’s achievements make her an ideal candidate for honorary membership. She has gained worldwide…

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#MCM – The Gorgeous Irishman Jonathan Rhys Meyers

From playing King Henry VIII, a soccer coach, an ambitious businessman on the rise, a glam rock god in the 1970s, a musician, Elvis, and the Prince of Darkness (Dracula, not Ozzy Osborne), Jonathan Rhys Meyers proves that he is more than a pretty face . . . but what a beautiful face that is!

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Joe Manganiello’s La Bare, Reveals All

lboogie81:

OMG! Magic Mike 2, you better watch your back! #TGIF

Originally posted on TheReporterandTheGirlMINUSTheSuperMan!:

So I had an interview with some cast members of Joe Manganiello‘s new documentary La Bare.

These guys left nothing to my imagination as they talked about the life and culture of being a dancer at a very popular male strip club in Dallas.

BackGround:

La Bare is the most popular male strip located in Dallas, Texas and has been entertaining ladies from all over the world for decades. I sat down with Channing, Cesar, and J.D – three real life entertainers who work at La Bare and star in this documentary.

I started off asking Channing, who is the youngest of the three, his experiences becoming an exotic dancer and what a rookie can expect when they enter the business.

It’s more than just women, money, and a good time, like the famous line from Magic Mike; these men train and diet like professional athletes, promote themselves like…

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Lupita Nyong’o Is Slaying Our Entire Lives In Her First Lancôme Campaign Ad (PHOTOS)

lboogie81:

Gorgeous as usual!

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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Girl. Girl! Lupita Nyong’o is so gorgeous it hurts.

Back in April, it was announced that the Oscar-winning actress/Vogue cover girl (!!!) inked a deal to become the new face of Lancôme, and now we’re finally getting a glimpse at the leading lady in her new role, and needless to say, she is pure freaking perfection.

The Most Beautiful Person of 2014 (and of like, all time) first shared the image on Instagram with the caption:

The secret I never intended to keep: @lancomeUSA #TeintIdoleUltra24H

Now, here’s to hoping Lupita spills a few more secrets of hers, like what exactly she’s using to keep her skin so perfect and just her overall secret to slaying life in pretty much every aspect.

PHOTO CREDIT: Lancôme

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