Daily Buzz 7.14.11


    Tickets on sale for "Basketball Wives" reunion

    What are you doing July 25? You could be court-side at the "Basketball Wives" season 3 reunion in Los Angeles.

    VH1 has just announced that free tickets for the special will be available soon. To register for your passes, click here.

    This reunion, taping from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 25, is not to be missed. There’s no word on who will be hosting the show, but we hope that VH1 books John Salley again!


    Lupe Fiasco quits Twitter

    Lupe Fiasco has decided to hang up his tweets after getting more than 722,000 followers.

    "I’m quitting twitter. It was fun while it lasted," the rapper tweeted earlier this week, "thanks for the support on #lasers and i will see you all on the road soon…don’t forget…Love Always Shines Everytime Remember 2 Smile."

    Before signing off, he announced that he would be handing over his account to another artist, tweeting, "U know what??? i’m gonna let @NIKKIJEAN takeover my twitter—go get that album."

    Kevin Hart teases ‘Pain’

    The King of Self-Deprecating Comedy is heading back to Philadelphia in the movie version of his most recent tour, Laugh At My Pain.

    Check out what you can expect to see in September when you watch a trailer for Laugh At My Pain below.





    Nicki Minaj does E!

    Nicki Minaj was the subject of an E! entertainment special that aired Wednesday night.

    In the bio-style program, Nicki talked about an incident that happened early in her career and almost ruined her rep with the Young Money crew.

    “Everyone knew that [‘Bedrock’] was going to be a big record and I wanted to be on that song, but I had to leave and go and do a show, and Wayne got mad,” she said.

    Watch a clip from last night’s show to find out how Nicki smoothed things over.



    Idris Elba gets two Emmy nods

    Idris Elba may be walking away with two Emmy Awards when the 63rd annual ceremony airs in September.

    The British actor was recognized in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie category for his work in the BBC series “Luther.” Idris was also nominated for the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award for appearing in “The Big C.”

    Idris is the only Black actor to receive two nominations. Taraji P. Henson, Loretta Devine, Laurence Fishburne and Alfre Woodard each received one nod.

    Taraji’s a contender for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie category for her role in the Lifetime original movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story.

    Laurence is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal in Thurgood. Alfre was recognized for her work in “True Blood.” Loretta, who guest-starred on "Grey’s Anatomy," earned a nod in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama category.


    Tyra’s finished book No. 1

    Tyra Banks tweeted that she has completed her first novel of a three-book deal with Random House.

    The “America’s Next Top Model” creator and Harvard student shared a photo of herself in front of a laptop with papers—possibly pages from her book—sprawled all around.

    The caption read, ”My debut fantasy novel MODELLAND is done. I’m finished. I can’t frigglin’ believe it!”

    It’s been a little more than a year since the partnership between Tyra and Random House was announced. The books are said to be based on Tyra’s own experiences in the modeling industry.

    “It’s for all the girls and guys who want a lot more fantasy in their lives … and some fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures, and yeah, some danger too,” Tyra said back in 2010. “I’m excited that you’ll be able to read about this magical world that’s been living in my dreams for so many years.”

    According to Amazon.com, the book will be released in September.




    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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