Khandi Alexander, Niecy Nash, Ashley Madekwe, Kat Graham Attend Emmys Party

The 2015 Emmy Awards will air this Sunday on Fox. 

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Actor/Comedian Tony Rock Talks New Series “The Big Leaf,” Drake/Meek Mill, N.W.A Film & More In Hilarious Interview

Currently on a press run for his starring role in the new television series “The Big Leaf,” actor/comedian Tony Rock stopped by The Source office and shed some light on the program but also spoke on a multitude of other topics including the “Straight Outta Compton” film, Meek Mill/Drake feud, his older brother Chris Rock, his favorite recent album, which new MC he favors and much more. Rock spoke with a humorous candor on all topics, which made for very entertaining sit down. Mail was delivered to the office in the middle of his interview and he spun into off the cuff comedy as only he could. Check it out below, and be on the lookout for “The Big Leaf,” which is set to air on TVOne Tuesday September 15th at 11pm EST.

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I really got a kick out of his take on Meek Mill/DrakeRocko Rathon (@Rocko_CNK)

These Are The Titles Being Added to Netflix for September 2015

September is here, which means Fall is swiftly approaching.  Now regardless of your stance on “Netflix and chill”, the streaming site’s catalog is receiving many notable additions, that will appease even the solo Netflix watcher. New seasons of television shows such as: The Walking Dead (Season  5), Gotham (Season 1), The Following (Season 3) and The Blacklist (Season 2) will join new films such as: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Hardball, Why Did I Get Married? and for you action movie fans the Rambo I – III. 

These are the titles that will be added to Netflix this month:

Available Sept. 1 

72 Dangerous Animals: Australia: Season 1
Arthur: Season 17
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
Battle Creek: Season 1
Blackbird (2014)
Capital C (2014)
Combustion (2013)
Da Jammies: Season 1
Divorce Corp. (2014)
Giggle and Hoot’s Best Ever! (2014)
Hamlet (1990)
Hardball (2001)
Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean To Brag (2014)
Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)
Los hombres también lloran: Season 1
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Volume 1
Mouk: Season 1
Our Man in Tehran (2013)
Pandas: The Journey Home (2014)
Person of Interest: Seasons 1-3
Puffin Rock: Season 1
Rambo: First Blood (1982)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo III: Ultimate Edition (1988)
Shake the Dust (2014)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Such Good People (2014)
The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl (2005)
The League: Season 6
The Monster Squad (1987)
Up in the Air (2009)
Zathura (2005)
Zoo Clues: Season 1

Available Sept. 2 2015

Black or White (2014)
Miss Julie (2014)

Available Sept. 3 2015

Drumline: A New Beat (2014)

Available Sept. 4 2015

Baby Daddy: Season 4 (new episodes)
Bad Night (2015)
Madame Secretary: Season 1
Melissa & Joey: Season 4 (new episodes)

Available Sept. 7 2015

Space Dandy: Season 2

Available Sept. 8 2015

6 Years (2015) 
Love At First Fight (2014)

Available Sept. 9 2015

Teen Beach Movie 2 (2015)

Available Sept. 10 2015

Fugitivos: Season 1
Longmire: Season 4 

Available Sept. 11 2015

About Elly (2009)
God Bless the Child (2015)
Madame Bovary (2014)

Available Sept. 12 2015

It Happened Here (2015)
Portlandia: Season 5
The Roughnecks (2014)
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

Available Sept. 13 2015

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 (part 2)
Pixies (2014)

Available Sept. 14 2015

Call the Midwife: Series 4

Available Sept. 15 2015

Closer to the Moon (2015)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014) 
Kambu: Season 1
Rubble Kings (2015)
Sin Senos no Hay Paraiso: Season 1
The Bank Job (2008)
The Road Within (2015)
Zoobabu: Season 1

Available Sept. 16 2015

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Reservation Road (2007)
The Blacklist: Season 2
The Fosters: Season 3

Available Sept. 17 2015

The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1

Available Sept. 18 2015

Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015) 

Available Sept. 21 2015

Gotham: Season 1
The Following: Season 3

Available Sept. 22 2015

Person of Interest: Seasons 4
Philomena (2013)
SMOSH: The Movie (2015)

Available Sept. 23 2015

The Loft (2015)

Available Sept. 24 2015

Iris (2014)

Available Sept. 25 2015

Blue Bloods: Season 5
Hawaii Five-0: Season 5
Parenthood: Season 6
VeggieTales in the House: Season 1 (New Episodes)

Available Sept. 26 2015

The Canyons (2013)

Available Sept. 27 2015

The Walking Dead: Season 5

Available Sept. 29 2015

Bones: Season 10
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Monster High: Boo York (2015)
RL Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (2015)

Available Sept. 30 2015

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 12
Leafie: A Hen into the Wild (2011)
Midnight’s Children (2012)
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 4-7
Ned Rifle (2014)

BET Launches New Docu-Series about Nicki Minaj, Beyonce & More

BET has announced its new hour long docu-series following the careers of some of today’s greatest superstars. It will follow the careers of Beyonce, Trey Songz, Chris Brown and more. The show titled “THE BET LIFE OF…” premieres Tuesday, September 8th at 9 P.M. Watch the Trailer below:

BET is so fortunate to have been there since the beginning with these amazing artists. It’s been fun looking back at the early years of these superstars; many of whom have their very first look on BET. Through this show you’ll get nostalgic, but also realize the work, dedication and growth to today of your favorite performers,” says Stephen G. Hill, BET President of Programming.

The full season of “THE BET LIFE OF…” will feature the following (Schedule subject to change):

Chris Brown (Tuesday, September 8th at 9pm)
Trey Songz (Tuesday, September 15th at 9pm)
Nicki Minaj (Tuesday, September 22nd at 9pm)
Janet Jackson (Tuesday, September 29th at 9pm)
Beyonce (Tuesday, October 6th at 9pm)

[via indiewire]

VMA’s Breaks Nielsen Twitter Record

Well if MTV picked Miley Cyrus to host the VMAs for ratings, they got exactly what they wanted. According to the LA Times, the awards show, hosted by oft-controversial pop star Cyrus, was the most tweeted about non-sports program in Nielsen social history (which is to say, since October 2011).

This really shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially considering the events that took place, including the real/fake beef between Cyrus and superstar Nicki Minaj, the 12-minute acceptance/presidential speech given by Kanye West, and of course Taylor Swift was there.

In the United States alone, 21.4 million tweets were sent about the ceremony by 2.2 million individuals. In turn, 11.8 million people received those tweets, which resulted in the VMA tweets themselves potentially being seen 676 million times. This is a significant increase over last year’s social media effect, when just 12.6 million tweets were sent.

All this means is that Kanye might just get the votes for his presidential nomination.

King Jut (@KingJut92)

Apple Refuses to Let Up Reign, Will Reportedly Launch Own TV Shows & Movies

Yes, Tim Cook has plans to take over the world. This isn’t news.

It appears that Apple is preparing to throw themselves into the extremely competitive arena of online TV show and movie streaming, according to reports from Variety. The hundred-billion dollar company allegedly sent a team of trusted employees to Hollywood to speak with execs about “their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content.”

Sure, Apple has no experience dabbling in the entertainment industry, but the resources they have at their disposal alone should be enough to make the guys at Netflix, Hulu and Amazon drip a little sweat on their respective desks this morning. It’s long been proven that Apple may not always be the first to the party–tablets, watches, music streaming–but when they do show up, they show out.

Plus, imagine Leonardo Dicaprio or Idris Elba making a Drake-esque speech at the reveal conference for Apple’s Netflix equivalent? Scary.

Miley Cyrus Calls Out Nicki Minaj For Her VMA Comments

If one thing is for certain it’s that Miley Cyrus does things for attention. Still, if history is to repeat itself, she may one day regret her comments in a recent New York Times interview, regarding her hosting of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday evening.

Straying from the topic at hand ever so slightly, Cyrus and interviewer Joe Coscarelli talked briefly about how Cyrus felt about Nicki Minaj’s Twitter rant from earlier this month, in which she points out that “Anaconda,” one of the biggest videos of 2014–it broke a VEVO record–was snubbed by less impactful visuals in the Video of the Year category. According to Minaj, that snub followed a noticeable trend at these types of award shows, in which slimmer, Caucasian artists are given favorable nominations.

Taylor Swift would eventually insert herself into the conversation, taking offense to Minaj’s comments, considering she’s a slimmer, Caucasian woman that consistently gets nominated for the aforementioned award–and is nominated for it this year once again.

Cyrus, who will set the tone for Sunday’s show, had this to say about the entire situation.

What did you make of the Nicki Minaj controversy around the V.M.A.s — that she was upset “Anaconda” wasn’t nominated for Video of the Year?

I saw that. I didn’t really get into it. I know there was some beef. I don’t really know. There’s a way to talk to people …

Do you know what she said?

She was saying that everyone was white and blonde that got nominated, I heard? And then Taylor Swift butted in.

She may have alluded to “Wrecking Ball” also, saying that when a naked white girl breaks a Vevo record she gets nominated.

I didn’t follow it. You know what I always say? Not that this is jealousy, but jealousy does the opposite of what you want it to — that’s a yoga mantra. People forget that the choices that they make and how they treat people in life affect you in a really big way. If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it.

And it’s not anger like, “Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.”

You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that’s like, “Eh, I didn’t get my V.M.A.”

But she was ——

If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself. Say: “This is the reason why I think it’s important to be nominated. There’s girls everywhere with this body type.”

I think she did say that ——

What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite. I think there’s a way you speak to people with openness and love. You don’t have to start this pop star against pop star war. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn’t even on what you wanted it to be about. Now you’ve just given E! News “Catfight! Taylor and Nicki Go at It.”

I know you can make it seem like, Oh I just don’t understand because I’m a white pop star. I know the statistics. I know what’s going on in the world. But to be honest, I don’t think MTV did that on purpose.

Well then. Sure, one could say Cyrus isn’t as well-versed on exactly what happened during that Twitter exchange, but saying something “sounded very Nicki Minaj,” and then clarifying that to mean impolite and lacking love is certainly a risque method of assessment. Sunday will be most intriguing.

Mike Epps And Tichina Arnold Talk “Survivor’s Remorse”

The Lebron James-produced hit series adds depth and dimension to television

The second season of Lebron James’ breakout hit, Survivor’s Remorse, premiered this Saturday on STARZ. Created by Mike O’Malley the comedy is executive produced by James Maverick Carter, Victor Levin and Hilton Smith. Ahead of Saturday’s premiere, STARZ® and XFINITY® hosted a red carpet premiere coordinated by 135 street agency. The Source Magazine was in attendance at the exclusive premiere in Atlanta.

Survivor’s Remorse offers a look inside the meteoric rise of Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher), whose transitioning from normal life in Boston to the limelight after signing a lucrative pro-basketball contract. The show is raw and well-written, offering an array of different perspectives pertaining to family, finance, culture and “fitting in” to mainstream standards. Tichina Arnold, who plays Cam’s protective mother, and Mike Epps, who plays his hilarious Uncle Julius, deliver Emmy-worthy performances. Teyonah Parris beautifully shines on the show, where characters actually have layers, depth and complexity.

Arnold who has had a long successful career since her days playing Pam on Martin feels blessed about her longevity. “I really give all the honor to God and I’m grateful for the opportunities I have. My fans get to see a different side of me on Survivor’s Remorse.” Epps, who’s currently in character for his role as Richard Pryor, says audiences will be in for a great unpredictable ride. “There’s a lot to look forward to and you don’t want to miss it!”

Survivor’s Remorse airs Saturdays at 9:30.

-Abesi Manyando(@abesipr)

Kanye West Wins the Video Vanguard Award

Kanye West will be the latest reciepent of the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Mr. West’s award via Twitter earlier today.

Though West will be receiving this award, he has not been confirmed to perform at the award show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show will take place at the Microsoft Soft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.

West has been nominated for Video of the Year three times without a signal victory. His last performance was in 2013 when he performed “Blood on the Leaves” from the album Yezzus.

But by far the greatest moment has to be his beef with Taylor Swift back in 2009. The rapper, believing that Beyoncé should have won the award, rushed up on the stage with Swift and made himself look crazy. Watch the video below, and the VMA’s live Sunday at 9 p.m.

KingJut (@KingJut92)