Idol Emergency

“American Idol” hasn’t even premiered yet and producers are worried. Katy Perry is reportedly late to set every day and the judges are too friendly.

Then, Kourtney Kardashian wants to launch her own makeup line. Can it compete with Kylie and Kim’s lines?

Plus, Snoop Dogg is snooping on his daughter and Tori Spelling told her husband to get a job.

Find out Wendy’s take in Hot Topics.

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WENDY’S WEEKEND PLAYLIST: January 19, 2018

By Joanne Rosa

LISTEN to Camila Cabello’s Debut Album

Who needs Fifth Harmony? Not Camila Cabello! She is making history with her debut album “Camila” that dropped last week. Camila has reached the number one spot on 99 of iTunes’ charts around the world. It looks like going solo was the best thing she ever did.

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Camila told the New York Times that “it was not possible to do solo stuff and be in [Fifth Harmony] at the same time… I don’t like holding onto the past, especially when it’s stuff that, in my opinion, is just petty.”

Camila girl, we are all about petty here at The Wendy Show. However, we are also all about this fire debut album. You already know her hit “Havana” that topped charts when it was released in 2017.

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Get your weekend started by listening to “Camila” right now!

READ “Healthful Advice: You Overindulged… Now What?”

If you are like so many of us, you had a great time over the holidays. A REALLY great time. Now it’s time to face the music, and we’re hitting all the wrong notes. The ladies behind Ladimax Lifestyle, Rene Syler and Nicole Sanders, are here to help you change your lifestyle for the better.

Read our “Healthful Advice” for the week and get your life together!

TASTE Stephanie Harris-Uzidi’s Recipes

Chef Stephanie Harris-Uzidi stopped by the show this week, and she had Wendy’s mouth watering before they started cooking! It’s never a bad time for seafood, especially when it comes to caribbean style coconut crab cakes with fresh pineapple papaya salsa. This, plus the hibiscus mimosa will make you a hit at your next brunch, or just a very happy person.

Check out Stephanie’s recipes to kick up your weekend menu!

WATCH Black Lightning

Cress Williams does not disappoint in “Black Lightning” on the CW. Oh, if you didn’t watch the premiere last week, you need to catch up over the weekend and watch episode two on Tuesday night.

Jefferson Pierce (AKA Retired Black Lightning super hero) has to bail out his daughter after she rebels against the 100 gang rising in their city. On the way home with his daughters, Jefferson is pulled over by the police because he fit the description of a person of interest. When they realized he wasn’t the person they were looking for, they let him go. That is the night Black Lightning came out of retirement.

One thing is for sure, don’t get between Jeff and his daughters (China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams), who are absolutely stunning by the way. This new show has proven to live up to the hype.

Watch “Black Lightning” Tuesdays at 9|8c on the CW, and catch up on the series premiere over the weekend so you’re ready for episode two. This is one you won’t want to miss!

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Joey Bada$$ Performs Prince-Inspired ‘When Thugs Cry’

Nearly two years after Prince’s death at the age of 57, Joey Bada$$ offers up a tribute to the Purple One on Triple J’s “Like a Version.”

Backed by a live band and backup singers, Jozif Badmon performed “When Thugs Cry,” a rousing take on Prince and the Revolution’s “When Doves Cry” from 1984’s Purple Rain.

“Maybe I’m just like my brother,” he sings on the remix. “He’s never satisfied / Why do we shoot at each other? / This is what it sounds like when thugs cry.”

Joey isn’t the first rapper to flip Prince’s classic. The somber song has been sampled, remixed, and/or covered by a slew of artists, including Tupac Shakur, Ginuwine, Joe Budden, Bizzy Bone, and The Game.

As part of the same Triple J performance, Joey also performed one of his own tracks. Taking the stage with the band behind him again, the Pro Era MC rocked out to “Temptation” from his 2017 album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$.

Joey also unleashed “King to a God” with Dessy Hinds. The boom-bap track offers dramatic samples and guitar licks, for Jozif’s punchline-heavy bars and a reference to MF DOOM. “I sell rhymes like dimes and leave MFs doomed,” he raps. “Since my first tunes, I’ve been raising hell from the tomb.”

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Jay-Z to Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, also known as GLAAD, is set to honor JAY-Z with a special recognition at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards. Hov will be commemorated for the 4:44 song “Smile” and its music video, which depicts his mother Gloria Carter’s journey as a single mother and as a lesbian.

“Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian,” he raps on the track. “Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian / Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate / Society’s shame and the pain was too much to take.”

The song also finds JAY accepting his mother’s lifestyle. “Cried tears of joy when you fell in love,” he adds. “Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her / I just wanna see you smile through all the hate.”

Hov’s mother Gloria Carter also opens up about love on the outro. “Living in the shadow,” she says. “Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live? In the shadows people see you as happy and free because that’s what you want them to see, living two lives, happy, but not free.”

She also offers some advice: “Life is short, and it’s time to be free. Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed. Smile.”

Speaking to The New York Times’ T Magazine last year, JAY explained what his relationship with his mother has been like. “We never spoke about it until, like, recently, now we start having these beautiful conversations, and just really getting to know each other,” he said. “We were always good friends but now we’re really great friends. You know. And we were just talking as friends. And then she was sharing that she was in love. She can be herself [now]. She doesn’t have to hide for her kids or feel like she’s embarrassing her kids. It was a much different time then. [Now] she can just live her full life, her whole life, and be her.”

Miley Cyrus, Halsey, Kesha, and Sam Smith are also among the nominees at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards ceremony, which will be held in Los Angeles on April 1 and in New York on May 5.

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Swae Lee Announces Solo Debut ‘Swaecation, Vol. 1’

Swae Lee is going on a Swaecation.

After breaking out as a solo star with French Montana’s “Unforgettable” and Jhené Aiko’s “Sativa,” one half of Rae Sremmurd confirms that his debut solo album, Swaecation, Vol. 1, is due “in like less than a month.”

Recently, a fan asked when his R&B album would drop. “This will be Swaecation Vol 1 as well as some on melodies on SremmLife 3,” he replied. “know I won’t leave you guys hanging.”

When probed for a release date, he added: “Definitely in like less than a month confirmed.”

Last year, Swae teased high-profile collaborations, hitting the studio with Kendrick Lamar and Tory Lanez.

This year will also likely see the release of SremmLife 3. In the past, the duo has said that it will drop in January, but no official announcement has been made. Preceded by “Perplexing Pegasus,” the effort is set to follow 2016’s sequel.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Reveal Daughter’s Name

And you say Chi baby!

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have finally revealed the name of their third child. According to the reality television star-turned-entrepreneur, their new daughter’s name is Chicago West, an homage to Kanye’s hometown. Her nickname will be Chi.

Kardashian shared the news on Friday (Jan. 19), simply writing “Chicago West” on her website. Chi was born via surrogate at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Jan. 15 and weighed 7lbs 6oz.

Chicago joins her older siblings North and Saint, completing the West trio of babies. Kardashian celebrated the moment with a subsequent tweet, writing: “North, Saint, & Chi.”

Shortly after Baby Chi’s birth, Kim wrote a letter of gratitude to announce her arrival, thanking her surrogate for making their “dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give.” She also thanked “doctors and nurses for their special care.”

The Wests opted for surrogacy for their third child because Kardashian suffers from a medical complication known as placenta accreta, which would have made a third pregnancy dangerous and potentially life-threatening.

Kim and Kanye have yet to share a photo of the baby. They have reportedly received offers up to $5 million for rights to the first picture, but the power couple is not looking to sell. Instead, they plan on sharing the photo themselves when they’re ready to do so.

Welcome to the world, Chicago!

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KIM & KANYE NAMED THEIR BABY GIRL!

By Joanne Rosa

The couple that is always in the spotlight is taking a break to let their newborn baby girl shine. “She’s Here!” Kim confirmed on her app Tuesday that they welcomed their baby girl on Monday, January 15th at 12:47am. She weighed in at seven lbs. and six oz.

Friday, Kim took to Twitter to share the baby girl’s name with the world: Chicago West.

Less than 15 minutes later, Kim tweeted the names of her three children together, indicating that Chicago will be nicknamed Chi. The nickname is not pronounced like the “chi” in Chicago. Kim retweeted a post that says Chi is pronounced like the word “shy.”

Kim shared this message on her app Tuesday:

“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”

Veteran big sister North (4 1/2) will have to teach her little brother Saint (2) how to be a big brother to their new little sister. We can’t wait to see an updated photo of the Kardashian-West family!

Tell Us: What do you think of the name Chicago West?

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Monday, January 22

Wendy kicks off the week with an hour of Hot Topics!

Plus, Michael Yo gives us the inside scoop on the latest Hollywood headlines.

Then, Vernon François shows us how to get the latest celebrity hair trends.

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