Daily Buzz 7.15.11

    Beyoncé drops $15k on UK shopping spree

    Beyoncé dropped some serious stacks in London this week for some extended power shopping!

    According to the Daily Mail, the 4 diva brought her mom, Tina Knowles, along for a whirlwind shopping spree on Monday. In the space of 90 minutes, Bey reportedly spent more than $15,000 at Topshop and Selfridges while normal shoppers looked on in amazement.

    "It was like that shopping scene out of Pretty Woman. Everyone was gobsmacked at the speed she was choosing clothes," one witness said. What’s more impressive? Bey supposedly didn’t try on even one item that landed in her shopping bags!

    Ask the Basketball Wives your questions

    If you have any burning questions after watching "Basketball Wives" this season, now’s your chance to get some answers!

    VH1 has announced that it’s accepting viewer questions to be asked at the taping of the season 3 reunion on July 25 in Los Angeles. Don’t get all crazy, though. The network has stated that any disrespectful and inappropriate questions will be ignored.

    Questions should be submitted by e-mail to bbwr.3.2011.shed@gmail.com. Make sure you list your name and location with your question.

    Lil Kim verse removed from Monica track

    Monica is campaigning to get Lil Kim’s feature on "Anything (To Find You)" added back onto the track.

    Monica, who just had a lavish wedding in Los Angeles, announced that the Queen Bee had been removed from the Notorious B.I.G.-sampled single because his mom hadn’t cleared Kim’s appearance.

    “I am just finding out what has happened to my single and myself & Missy are beyond hurt that @LilKim was removed,” Monica tweeted. “She’s our friend, a legend & @LilKim will get the respect she deserves at all cost. The clearance was revoked & I’m fighting to get it reinstated by the Biggie Estate.”

     "Anything (To Find You)" borrows on "Who Shot Ya?" and Biggie’s mom, Volleta Wallace didn’t approve of Kim’s participation. Until Monica and Kim get the green light, the rapper remains off of he track.

    "I am as thorough as they come and I LOVE @LilKim," Monica tweeted,"bottom line is Ms Wallace has the final say and she said No. If we put it out we get SUED.

    Diddy releasing new women’s fragrance

    Diddy’s getting ready to release a sweet new scent for women with Empress. The hip-hop mogul announced  this week that the perfume, a crisp, fruity-floral fragrance, will land at Macy’s beauty counters in August.

    "I created Empress for the woman ho is powerful beyond all others," Diddy said in a statement.

    Empress will be Diddy’s second fragrance for the ladies as he created different versions of Unforgivable for men and women.

    Christina Aguilera  prepping album for next year

    Following her stint on "The Voice," Christina Aguilera has said that her fans may have to wait up to a year before they get any more new material from her.

    The singer has revealed that she’s working on a follow-up to her 2010 release Bionic, but music lovers are in for a long wait.

    "It’s going to be a very heartfelt, deep routed and introspective record for me, we’re hoping for release in Spring/Summer next year," Christina told reporters, according to ThatGrapeJuice.net.

    Robin Thicke raps

    We know that Robin Thicke has a voice that could melt even the most frigid of women, but who knew he could rhyme?!

    The "Lost Without U" crooner recently graced the stage at the launch party for Pharrell’s Qream liquer in Beverly Hills. As he was wrapping up his set, Robin decided to try his hand at covering Lil Wayne’s "A Milli." Check it out!


    Of course, Robin also blessed the crowd with his own material during the performance, which included "Magic," "Wanna Love You Girl" and "Shakin’ it 4 Daddy."


    — Sonya Eskridge


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