Atlanta Daily World
NeNe Leakes has become the consensus star of the reality series “The Real Housewives” and she has reportedly also become the highest paid star of the franchise. According to reports, Leakes inked a $1 million deal plus bonuses to return for the sixth season of RHOA.
Before last season, Leakes claimed to be unsure of her future on the show. Since then she has appeared with recurring roles on shows such as "Glee" and "The New Normal."
A few months ago, Leakes revealed that she would indeed return for another season, claiming that the money was “too good to pass up.”
After making his acting debut on CBS’ comedy “2 Broke Girls,” Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is returning to the small screen for a guest role on “Law & Order: SVU.”
Aside from his character’s name, NBC has not allowed anymore details to be released. The rapper will play a man named Calvin "Pearlie" Jones.
Scenes were shot earlier this week in New York City and the rapper posted photos of him on set with the cast including Ice-T and his “new boo” Mariska Hargitay.
There has been no word on when the episode will air.
Do not annoy Jay-Z.
The rapper has recorded a song that appears to take on those who criticized his recent trip to Cuba with wife Beyoncé.
Hip-hop site Global Grind reported that Jay-Z recorded "Open Letter" Wednesday night after seeing that their visit was the lead story on CNN.com.
The couple ventured to Cuba for their fifth wedding anniversary in a trip that the United States Treasury Department says was sanctioned.
But it's clear the superstar rapper has taken umbrage at all of the attention and controversy surrounding the jaunt to the communist country, which is currently under a U.S. travel embargo. The tune includes the lyrics, "Obama said, 'chill you gon' get me impeached. You don't need this s**t anyway. Chill with me on the beach.'"
Jay-Z also addresses his reported plan to sell his shares in the Nets basketball team in order to allow his new sports agency to actively recruit ball player clients.
"Would've brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free," he raps. "Except I made millions off you f***ing dweebs. I still own the building. I'm still keeping my seats. Y'all buy that bulls*** y'all better keep y'all receipts."
Listen to the song here:
The story on Global Grind (which is headed by rap impresario Russell Simmons) also contains photos of the rap superstar in the studio with hip-hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, who are believed to have worked on the track.
By Lisa Respers France