Congrats! You’ve made it to August, but that doesn’t mean summer is slowing down. As you grab your coffee, we’ve rounded up all the news you need to know: Jermaine Dupri announced that he will be celebrating his record label, So So Def, with a 25th-anniversary tour. The line-up will feature artists that he’s introduced to the world, including Xscape, Bow Wow, Da Brat, Jagged Edge and more. The 11-city tour starts in October, kicking off in Washington, D.C. (Billboard)
Jermaine Dupri Plays an Intense Game of ‘True or False’
Did Jay-Z write his verse for ‘Money Ain’t a Thing?’ Does he think Janet Jackson’s catalog of music is better than Mariah Carey’s? See what Jermaine Dupri has to say on this intense round of ‘True or False.’
OWN has renewed its hit series Love Is for a second season. The series has held strong ratings since its premiere in June, with 1.2 million viewers tuning in for its debut. OWN president Erik Logan said in a statement, “[Creators] Mara and Salim [Akil] have brought their heart and soul to this passion project working with our friends at Warner Horizon Scripted Television and we couldn’t be more thrilled to renew the show for a second season.” (Deadline) Robert Maxfield, the man convicted of killing Yetunde Price, the older sister of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, has reportedly been released on parole. The former Crip member shot Price in 2003 in a drive-by shooting. Maxfield was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2006 and given a 15-year sentence, but recently released for good behavior. Still, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials noted that on Friday night, a man by the same name was re-arrested in Compton, California — the Williams’ sisters hometown. Police are still trying to confirm if it’s the same Maxfield from the 2003 incident. (People) California Safeway employees called the police on a Black woman, who was trying to help a homeless man. Erika Martin was donating food to a homeless man when employees at the supermarket accused her of shoplifting. Martin, who actually didn’t set foot inside the supermarket, said she regularly gives care packages to the homeless. Safeway employees believed she was conspiring with the homeless man and told police they thought she was sending her son in to steal items. (KPIX) In more Serena Williams news, the tennis superstar Serena Williams suffered the worst defeat of her career on Tuesday when she lost to top-ranked British tennis player Johanna Konta. The Grand Slam champ told reporters after the match, “I think she played well in the second set and I think I wasn’t sharp at all in the first set and she got confident and she clearly ran away with it.” (CNN)

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