Plus, Dwayne Johnson to star in Baywatch film, BB King cancels performances after falling ill, Ciara shows off 60-pound weight loss, and Drake beats out The Beatles in number of top 100 singles.
Here’s what we’re talking about this morning:
Raven-Symone opened up about her sexuality during an appearance on Oprah’s Where Are They Now last night. After seemingly addressing her sexuality in a tweet last year, the former child star says she doesn’t the term gay used to describe her. “I don’t want to be labeled ‘gay,’ she said. “But I will say that I’m in … an amazing, happy relationship with my partner, a woman. On the other side, my mother and people in my family, they’ve taught me to keep my personal life to myself as much as possible.” Symone also said she didn’t want to be labeled as African-American. “I’m an American. I’m not an African American; I’m an American,” she said. Even after Oprah made it clear what reactions her statements would get from viewers, Symone didn’t change her statement. “I mean, I don’t know where my roots go to… I don’t know how far back they go…I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American. And that’s a colorless person.” [OWN TV]
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is on a roll. The 42-year-old has confirmed his role in the upcoming big screen Baywatch movie. “Rumors are true…we’re making #BAYWATCH the movie,” wrote Johnson on an Instagram post of him on a wave runner. The film will still have the “edgy, raunchy and hopefully, funny as all hell” touch that the famed series did. A premiere date has yet to be released. [AccessHollywood]
BB King has had to cancel the remaining eight performances after falling ill in Chicago. The blues guitarist was diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion after he fell ill during a show at the House of Blues. No update has been released on the current condition of the 89-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. [HuffingtonPost]
Ciara has been hustling to get the rest of her baby weight off ever since little Future Jr. was born. And she finally did. The happy mom shared a few sexy shots of her post-baby body after dropping 60 pounds. “I feel so proud to say that 4 months after delivering a 9lbs. 10 oz. baby, I can finally rock My Calvin’s!” she wrote. [Popsugar]
Love & Hip Hop star Yandy Smith announced that she and her fiancé Mendeeces Harris are expecting their second child. She let her fans in on the good news in an Instagram post with her son. “Me and my baby boy…oh and my baby girl,” wrote Smith. Congrats! [HelloBeautiful]
Drake has made history (again). The Grammy award winner has beat out The Beatles with his latest song, “Tuesday,” becoming No. 8 on the big list of legendary artists with the greatest number of top 100 singles of all time. With 72 singles, he’s had the shortest career of all of the solo artists on the list. In the top spot is the Glee cast with 207 top singles. Lil Wayne (122), Jay Z (82) and Ray Charles (74) are also on the list. [TheGrio]
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