Plus, Beyonce gives "flawless" gift to Nicki Minaj, Rihanna drops new album cover, Kelly Rowland talks pregnancy and CNN releases new audio in Michael Brown shooting.
Here's what we're talking about over our coffee:
It’s confirmed! Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic directed by Lee Daniels. After multiple productions on the comedian were started, none have yet to be finished. For this one, Daniels will be working with The Weinstein Company to bring Pryor's story to the big screen. Oprah Winfrey shared a photo of herself with Epps and Daniels confirming the news. It’s unclear what Oprah's role will be, but we can't help but get a little excited. [BlackFilm]
Even though Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj didn't get to come together at the MTV VMA's for a little "***Flawless Remix" action, Bey didn't let Nicki forget their collaboration. The "Anaconda" singer let us in on what she found in her dressing room after the award show. Apparently, Queen Bey left a diamond "FLAWLESS" necklace for Minaj, which she shared on Instagram. "I could never thank you enough for your influence on powerful women all around the world," said Minaj. [HelloBeautiful]
While on the Monster Tour with Eminem, Rihanna took a second to clue her fans in on her upcoming album. She released the cover for her upcoming album, #R8—"R" for her name, and the "8" for her 8th studio album which is slated for a November release.[HelloBeautiful]
We've all been following Kelly Rowland's pregnancy on her Instagram, but the soon-to-be mom talked how it's really been, while on the red carpet. "Some stuff I can't mention on camera!" joked Rowland. "But, it's definitely been a beautiful ride." We can't wait to meet your new addition! [AccessHollywood]
CNN has released new audio of the Michael Brown shooting. In it includes, 11 gunshots can be heard; nearly double the amount in the original report. CNN said that they couldn't verify the authenticity of the audio, but the man's attorney spoke on the show. [Gawker]