Plus, Deborah Cox dishes on recording Whitney Houston’s vocals, the Jackie Robinson West's all-Black team take the Little League World Series by storm, and Tyler Perry talks role in Gone Girl and the trailer.
Here's what we're talking about over our lemon ginger tea:
If you watched the MTV VMAs, you saw Usher perform "She Came to Give it To Me,” featuring Nicki Minaj. Both Nicki and Pharrell make appearances in Usher’s new video for the song. The "Good Kisser" singer also announced the details for his upcoming tour, The UR Experience, which includes stops in LA, Dallas, New Orleans, Toronto, New York, Atlantic City and Orlando. [The Black Beat and Pitchfork]
Deborah Cox is opening up about re-recording Whitney Houston’s vocals for the upcoming Lifetime biopic. "The key was to sing in a ton as close to Whitney's as possibly, purely from the heart," said Cox. "None of Deborah Cox seeped into the performances...It was about creating the essence of her." [HuffingtonPost]
Although 13-year-old player Mo'Ne Davis has been eliminated from the Little League World Series, her team – the Jackie Robinson Wests—will still make it to the baseball history books for being the first all-Black team to participate in the tournament in 31 years. Congrats, guys! [HuffingtonPost]
Kobe Bryant opens up in a major way in the upcoming documentary, Muse, which will air on Showtime in November. The doc promises to give an "in-depth look into the life, inspirations and challenges facing one of the most successful and complex figures in professional sports." [The Source]
Check out the trailer. Will you be tuning in?