Trouble for Wizkid as Jamaican star, Kranium declares interest in Tiwa Savage

Musician, Ayo “Wizkid” Balogun may soon have a stiff competition as top Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer, Kemar Donaldson popularly called Kranium, has expressed his feelings for Nigerian afrobeat queen, Tiwa Savage.

In what appears to be Kranium trying to shoot his shot as the beautiful songstress, the Jamaican star went over the moon over Tiwa Savage’s sizzling photo on social media and Kranium indicated that he is nearly running mad over them.

Taking to his Twitter page, the award-winning singer quizzed his followers if Tiwa Savage is single.

According to Kranium, he is just a single step away from losing his mental faculties over the divorced mother.

He wrote; “Is Tiwa Savage single?? Cause I’m one one step away from losing my mind @TiwaSavage

Recall that Tiwa Savage had earlier this year, clearly stated that she is in a relationship with Wizkid, this came after a series of sultry pictures and videos of them acting lovey dovey on different occasions had been circulating the internet.

See Kranium’s tweet:

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Selena fans angry after man puts MAGA hat on her statue

Selena fans became enraged after a photograph of a man putting a MAGA hat on the statue of the beloved singer in Texas went viral over the past week.

The Corpus Christi Crónica, a newspaper in Nueces County, posted the photo of Joe Michael Perez posed next to the “Mirador de la Flor” sculpture of Selena last Thursday.

Perez, the owner of a President Trump memorabilia shop, can be seen in the picture wearing a Trump shirt and placing a MAGA hat atop the statue’s head.

The monument was erected in 1997 on Corpus Christi Bay, two years after the 23-year-old singer was murdered at the hands of her assistant in 1995.

“Hispanic Republican? Yep, and they’re speaking up,” reads the caption of Corpus Cristí Crónicas post.

“Joe Michael Perez places a Donald Trump ‘Keep America Great’ hat on the Selena Quintanilla statute in downtown Corpus Christi in way to express the symbolic Latino support for President Donald Trump.”

It adds: “As for the immigration critics, Joe Michael Perez says ‘do it the right way.’”

The post has generated thousands of irate comments and “angry face” emoji reactions from displeased fans of the late singer on Facebook, who accused Perez of using the statue as a political prop.

“Selena would have never supported Trump, his administration, or anything that comes out of his idiotic mouth,” wrote Anela Woolsey-Jackson.

“I think he is a disrespectful idiot,” Abraham Quintanilla, Selena’s father, told the Houston Chronicle in response to the picture of Perez. “Selena was never involved with politics.”

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Kelly Clarkson files for divorce from Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson really is “Miss Independent” now.

The singer has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years, talent manager Brandon Blackstock, The Blast reported on Thursday. She filed to end her marriage on June 4.

Clarkson, 38, and Blackstock, 43, are the parents of two children: River Rose, 5, and Remington Alexander, 4. Surprisingly, the “Piece by Piece” songstress revealed on her talk show in May that she wanted to have more children, but said Blackstock didn’t feel the same way, as he also has kids Savannah and Seth with ex Melissa Ashworth.

The stars — who wed in October 2013 — recently put their $10 million California mansion on the market. She previously listed her Tennessee home for $7.5 million.

Reps for Blackstock and Clarkson didn’t immediately get back to us.

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“Why I can’t be any man’s second choice” – Tiwa Savage – YabaLeftOnline

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“Why I can’t be any man’s second choice” – Tiwa Savage

Singing sensation, Tiwa Savage has given her reason why she can never be the second choice of any man in a new post on her Instagram page.

The proud mother of one, who was married for five years to talent manager, Tunji Balogun better known as Teebillz said she’s her father’s first and only and for that reason, she can’t be any man’s second choice.

She wrote on her page alongside new photos of herself,

I’m my daddy’s first and only daugther so I ain’t about to be no man’s second choice

Another photo she shared below,

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Lady Antebellum drops “Antebellum” from band name due to slavery connotations – CBS News

Country group Lady Antebellum is making a huge change to their band – they are changing its name. On Thursday, the band announced on social media it would drop the word “Antebellum,” due to its association with slavery. 

“When we set out together almost 14 years ago, we named our band after the Southern ‘antebellum’ style home where we took our first photos,” the band said in their statement. “As musicians, it reminded us of all the music born in the South that influenced us…Southern Rock, Blues, R&B, Gospel and of course Country. But we are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before the Civil War, which includes slavery.”

The band — which consists of members Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood — said that they are “deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued. Causing pain was never our hearts’ intention, but it doesn’t change the fact that indeed, it did just that. So today, we speak up and make a change. We hope you will dig in and join us.⁣⁣⁣”

Dear fans… pic.twitter.com/7JlcH2NMl6

— Lady A (@ladya)

⁣The group says they have been awakened, but this is just one step. “There are countless more that need to be taken. We want to do better. We are committed to examining our individual and collective impact and making the necessary changes to practice antiracism,” their statement continues. 

“We will continue to educate ourselves, have hard conversations and search the parts of our hearts that need pruning—to grow into better humans, better neighbors,” they wrote. In the statement, the group also announced they would donate to Equal Justin Initiative through their LadyAID foundation.

The band-members signed the statement “Lady A” – their new name. Their social media channels have also adopted this new moniker. 

The members of Lady A are among many public figures to make changes in the wake of nationwide protests. The demonstrations were sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin, who was a Minneapolis police officer at the time.

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Rutger Hauer’s Split Second Is Making Its Long-Awaited Blu-Ray Debut This Summer

Horror lovers and moviegoers of the early 90s will remember seeing the trailer for Split Second, though perhaps they never saw the actual movie itself. Rutger Hauer was at the precipice of his fame, and it seemed like you couldn’t walk into a theater throughout 1991 and 1992, to see any given movie, without having to sit through the sci-fi horror alien madness that is this cult favorite. And then, it was also tacked to the front of a bunch of VHS releases. Perhaps missing from some collectors’ collections here in 2020, MVD is making sure you don’t go a second longer without this fine piece of celluloid sitting on your shelf. And it comes packed with all-new extras.

MVD Entertainment is proud to announce the North American High Definition debut of the 1992 Sci-fi action cult classic Split Second on Blu-ray in an ultimate Collector’s Edition.

Split Second boasts an all-star cast that includes Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, The Hitcher), Kim Cattrall (Big Trouble in Little China, Sex and the City) and Alastair Duncan (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), with an all-star supporting cast that includes Academy Award® Nominees* Michael J. Pollard (Tango & Cash) and Pete Postlethwaite (Inception). From director Tony Maylam (The Burning), Split Second features creature design effects by Stephen Norrington (Blade) and a screenplay written by Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and The Furious).

MVD Rewind Collection has teamed up with 101 Films to bring collectors a fully loaded special edition. Starting with a brand new high definition presentation overseen by Joe Rubin, the main feature is presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, newly scanned, restored and color graded in 4K from the 35MM internegative, with uncompressed 2-channel stereo audio.

Split Second is packed with hours of bonus material produced by 101 Films exclusively for the US (and the UK) including brand new cast and crew interviews, new audio commentary, and rarely seen 1992 legacy features, an alternative cut of the film, deleted scenes, promos and more!

Exclusive for North America, the MVD Rewind Collection Collector’s edition of Split Second features newly commissioned artwork by The Dude Designs on both the wrap and a limited edition slipcover. Also exclusive for MVD’s North American release will be reversible wrap featuring a stylized version of the original VHS artwork that will also be featured on a mini-poster insert.

Eric D. Wilkinson oversaw this project on behalf of MVD.

You can check out the exclusive new Split Second art work here. This news comes direct from MVD Rewind Collection news.

B. Alan Orange

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Art for Art the Clown: The Official ‘Terrifier 2’ Poster Released

Art the Clown is not fading away like a good soldier, no he’s being resurrected by an evil entity to make his return in Terrifier 2.

The official poster for the film was released last night and it has some pretty interesting things going on.

Lauren LaVera in “Terrifier 2” (2020)

According to the official Terrifier 2 Facebook account, this is just a teaser, there’s another render coming at a later date:

“So this IS the Official Poster for Terrifiier 2 (sic)!! HOWEVER, this is a leaked low res version that was taken from our indiegogo video. We have not yet released a HI RES version since people rip images from the internet so quickly and sell them illegally. But since this has already been circulating for months, we might as well own it! The official hi res poster will be released in the near future and it is [flame emojies].”

Terrifier 2 (2020)

The synopsis for this installment finds Art the Clown resurrected and back in Miles County where he, “targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.”

Terrifier 2

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“Harry Potter” actors are lining up to denounce J.K. Rowling’s attacks on transgender people / LGBTQ Nation

J.K. Rowling published a long rambling essay on her website to defend her ongoing social media attacks on transgender people, but it has been met with scorn and dismissal. Rowling’s excuses amount to little more than red herrings and complaints and a solid dose of female fragility tropes.

The actors who played characters in the movies and plays based on Rowling’s magical world, however, are forming their own version of Dumbledore’s Army to fight back against prejudice and lies.

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who portrayed Harry Potter and is longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community, responded to Rowling through a statement posted to the Trevor Project website. The group supports LGBTQ youth and runs a suicide hotline.

“While Jo is unquestionably responsible for the course my life has taken, as someone who has been honored to work with and continues to contribute to The Trevor Project for the last decade, and just as a human being, I feel compelled to say something at this moment,” Radcliffe says in the statement.

“Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I.”

Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, also condemned Rowling’s tirade.

Watson tweeted, “Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.”

“I want my trans followers to know that I and so many other people around the world see you, respect you and love you for who you are.”

I want my trans followers to know that I and so many other people around the world see you, respect you and love you for who you are.

— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 10, 2020

Noma Dumezweni, who played a grown-up Hermione in the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, also waded in on Twitter. The actor rattled off a list of trans icons and added, “As I honour mine, and the trans friends in my life, I’ll defer to their lived experiences, not their erasure.”

“And these are just the women! There is magic in listening. This [world] has stories for millennia. I know You Know all this,” she tweeted.

Fantastic Beasts actor Eddie Redmayne quickly weighed in, telling Variety, “I disagree with Jo’s comments. Trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid.”

“I would never want to speak on behalf of the community but I do know that my dear transgender friends and colleagues are tired of this constant questioning of their identities, which all too often results in violence and abuse. They simply want to live their lives peacefully, and it’s time to let them do so.”

Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the series, also came out swinging on behalf of the trans community.

“I know so well what it’s like to find solace and a sense of belonging…from Harry Potter. I’m so sorry to any trans people who feel that’s been taken away or that this community is no longer that safe place,” she tweeted. “I think it’s irresponsible to discuss such a delicate topic over Twitter through fragmented thoughts and I wish Jo wouldn’t,” Lynch wrote. “I disagree with her opinion that cis-women are the most vulnerable minority in this situation and I think she’s on the wrong side of this debate.”

Here are my thoughts. Sending love to all. ❤️???????? pic.twitter.com/P30YHfnzBN

— Evanna Lynch (@Evy_Lynch) June 9, 2020

But actor Katie Leung, who portrayed Cho Chang in the movies, may have had the snappiest reply of them all.

“So you want my thoughts on Cho Chang?” she tweeted. “Okay, here goes…”

What followed was a string of links to articles about transgender women of color.

— Katie Leung (@Kt_Leung) June 7, 2020

Bonnie Wright, the actor behind Ginny Weasley, also spoke out on Twitter, saying, “If Harry Potter was a source of love and belonging for you, that love is infinite and there to take without judgment or question. Transwomen are Women. I see and love you.”

If Harry Potter was a source of love and belonging for you, that love is infinite and there to take without judgment or question. Transwomen are Women. I see and love you, Bonnie x

— Bonnie Wright (@thisisbwright) June 10, 2020

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