Normani Kordei Performs Destiny’s Child’s ‘Bootylicious’ on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

Are you ready for this jelly? Normani Kordei lives out her dream of playing Beyoncé in an upcoming episode of “Lip Sync Battle.”

In order to duke it out with her Fifth Harmony sisters Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, and Dinah Jane, Normani chose to perform “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child.

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A preview clip shows Kordei dressed up as Queen Bey, in the classic pink bodysuit, with a “Booty” pendant around her neck. She shows off her moves and even knocks a group of guys out with her twerk.

“I remember watching ‘Bootylicious’ in my grandma’s living room,” she said. “In front of my grandma. My grandma twerks with me. It’s fine. Thank you ‘Lip Sync,’ for making my dream come true. I got to be Beyoncé for a day.”

But Normani’s competition is stiff. In the episode, Ally takes on Selena and Jennifer Lopez, Lauren channels Amy Winehouse, and Dinah personifies Dwayne Johnson’s Maui from Moana.

The Fifth Harmony edition of “Lip Sync Battle” premieres Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. on the Paramount Network.

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Omarosa’s Big Pay Day

Porn star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump, sat down with Jimmy Kimmel Live after the State of the Union.

Then, Omarosa was reportedly offered multiple reality show deals after leaving the White House. She signed on to “Celebrity Big Brother” after they allegedly agreed to pay her $1.3 million and offered her a talk show deal.

Plus, DMX is back in jail for violating his probation and failing a drug test and Fetty Wap has some major baby mama drama.

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Kendrick Lamar Taps The Weeknd, Travis Scott, & SZA for ‘Black Panther: The Album’

The stars align on Black Panther: The Album.

Kendrick Lamar has revealed the star-studded tracklisting for the soundtrack to Disney and Marvel’s highly-anticipated superhero film, which he curated and produced with Top Dawg Entertainment and CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

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SZA appears alongside K-Dot on the lead single “All the Stars,” while Future, Jay Rock, and James Blake pop up on “King’s Dead.”

TDE is well represented elsewhere on the soundtrack, with guest spots from ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. Kendrick reaches outside the camp, calling on The Weeknd for “Pray for Me” and an anxiously-awaited collaboration with Travis Scott (“Big Shot”).

Other big names fill out the 14-track set, including 2 Chainz, Khalid, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Jorja Smith, Anderson .Paak, Zacari, and Mozzy. The album is set to arrive in digital format on Feb. 9, but a physical release won’t come until Feb. 16.

The Ryan Coogler-directed film, which stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o, hits theaters Feb. 16.

Black Panther Tracklisting

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Embracing the New You

By Joanne Rosa

Not everyone feels completely comfortable with their body. Whether you’ve lost or gained a lot of weight recently, finally grew into your nose, or are just getting over an illness, sometimes it’s hard to feel as good as you look.

Eating issues and anxiety expert Donna Fish understands how hard it is for people to forget about their “old-self,” and has offered Wendy Watchers some words of wisdom. You’re not alone in this feeling, people! Remember these key points when you are struggling to accept and embrace the new you.

Your Perspective v. Everyone Else’s

It’s no wonder that you cannot forget what you used to look like. “It can take years for people’s image of themselves to change and correspond to the body changes that they may go through, even as they see that they are different sizes in clothing, or look in the mirror and see a part of themselves changed.” In fact, Donna tells us that our “inner body image” can be set when we are kids. So if you were the youngin’ that ate too many chocolate pudding cups, or the kid with ears that could take flight, it’s no surprise that you still see that image of yourself in the mirror. “Understand that you can’t expect to necessarily see yourself as other see you, nor do you need to.”

Focus on How You Feel PHYSICALLY

Although it may be difficult, we should look away from the mirror and instead focus on how we feel. “Try to focus on the benefits of how much better you’re feeling physically, some satisfactions you may derive from how your body may have changed physically and your increased energy levels, ability to move easily, etc.” So you may wake up, look in the mirror, and feel down because you don’t look like Beyonce, but be glad that you’re waking up FEELING good!

Are You Being Emotionally Reasonable?

We all have days when we feel all the feels. Emotional reasoning says since you feel fat, you must be fat, or you feel like your skin isn’t glowing, so it must not be glowing. OK, this is not the case. “Feelings aren’t facts… Ask if you would ever talk to a friend that way and see if you could talk to yourself as you would a good friend. This is a way to build confidence with a change that you are even happy and worked hard for.” We are often hardest on ourselves. Treat yourself like you would treat your best friend!

The Take Away

“Confidence building with changes in the body takes time and it is not just external. Our thought patterns don’t change automatically as the pounds drop off. We have to be aware, mindful, and then work at creating new mental patterns that we may not believe quite yet!”

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