Daily Buzz 12.7.11

    Tyrese remixes ‘Stay’

    Tyrese put a new spin on his latest single, "Stay." The singer enlisted the help of Faith Evans to tell the woman’s side of story in a track that has a little more swag.

    Rick Ross also pops up on the track, which you can listen to below.


    Queen Latifah wants to upgrade ‘curvy’ fashion

    Queen Latifah is tired of the image curvaceous women get in the public and she’s aiming to change it.

    In the January issue of Essence, she talks about how thicker women are largely ignored by the  world of fashion. “A lot of manufacturers don’t respect the curvaceous woman,” she explained. “They don’t respect our dollar or our shape.”

    Fortunately, that’s not a problem she’s had with HSN, which is selling her new line of apparel that’s suited for women from sizes 2 to 24. “[It’s] been such a great partnership,” Latifah said. “I’m happy to make women’s clothing I really like."


    ‘Frankie Leg’ debuts

    If you didn’t know how to do Frankie Lons’ new dance, she’s about to show you. Frankie has finally released the video for her dance single "The Frankie Leg."

    From the first lady Michelle Obama to people in wheelchairs, anyone, anywhere can do the dance. Take a look.



    Q Parker releases calendar

    Q Parker of 112 is showing off his talent for keeping himself fit with a new fitness calendar. The 2012 calendar, which has already sold thousands of copies, was shot by Allen Cooley.

    In addition to the calendar, Q has also dropped a new single titled "Show You How," which you can hear below.




    VH1 announces ‘LaLa’ renewal

    There have been whispers that "LaLa’s Full Court Life" was getting picked up for another season.

    Now VH1 has finally confrmed the good news, but there’s no word on when it might be coming back to air.

    It’s not clear what we might see, but we expect for VH1 cameras to catch how the Anthonys deal with the NBA lockout.


    Raven-Symoné talks ‘Nutcracker’

    Raven-Symoné sat down with "Access Hollywood" to discuss her holiday role as a mouse in a Nutcracker-style production.

    “Debbie Allen directed and wrote the ballet Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. We go in,” said Raven, who connected with Debbie through Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (Debbie’s sister) after Phylicia suggested Raven get back into theater.

    Raven said she gets a lot of inspiration from Debbie.

    “You respect her and you love her and she gets the job done. She definitely proves to me that any woman can do whatever she wants,” she said.

    Watch more of Raven’s interview below.


    Chris Brown launching toy line

    Kandi Burruss isn’t the only celebrity launching a toy line; singer Chris Brown is into toys, too, but not the same kind.

    Chris is working with artist Rob English, who helped create Chris’ F.A.M.E. cover, to produce toys for kids.

    The two have collaborated to create a line of vinyl necklaces and toys, the Miami New Times reported.

    These aren’t action figures, but rather designer toys.

    An astronaut is the first toy in the series. Rob explained how that relates to Chris’ life.

    "An astronaut doesn’t go to space just for himself or his family. The whole country is behind him." Rob compared it to stardom, saying, "It seems like something that’s very attractive. But it can also be very isolating in ways." 





    Terrence Howard accused of abuse

    Actor Terrence Howard was recently ordered to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife after she claimed that he hit her, according to the Associated Press.

    Michelle Howard sought the order, which is only in place for about a month until the two meet in court on January 17.

    Terrence denies that he ever hit his wife.

    "I live in constant fear of Michelle’s endeavors to ruin my reputation; even providing this declaration may well lead to my being subjected to a paparazzi blitz which would not be good for my career,” he responded.


    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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