Kanye West’s New Album Is Complete
Dear rappers: Kanye West could make you tuck your whole autumn in, if he wants, because the follow-up to last year’s Yeezus seems to be complete. According to Theophilus London’s Instagram account, the grandstanding MC/producer spun his new album three times “in a dark room of 20 people” on Wednesday night. And given the lack of a single and cryptic details on ’Ye’s as-yet-untitled seventh studio album, Kim’s hubby could just go ahead and drop a Beyoncé-style bomb on the Internets on a random Thursday. Don’t play with our emotions, Yeezy!
Will Tyra Banks or NeNe Leakes Replace Joan Rivers on Fashion Police?
As creator of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks has never minced words about could-be supermodels’ style. But could she rock a badge and hand out fines on Fashion Police? E! has confirmed that the couture-critiquing show will continue despite the gaping void left by deceased frontwoman Joan Rivers, and reportedly, Tyra is on a short list of replacements being considered. The legendary model has some stiff competition, though. Style-blazers NeNe Leakes and Rivers’ BFF Kathy Griffin are also in the running.
Mary J. Blige Goes on Next Project
Mary J. Blige’s next album is far removed from the Yonkers love stories that characterized her What’s the 411? debut more than two decades ago. The 43-year-old hip-hop soul icon put her passport on pivot for her upcoming 12th studio LP, The London Sessions. What started as an EP with electronic duo Disclosure has morphed into a full album recorded entirely in England’s capital with today’s top UK talent, including Rudimental, Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy and Sam Smith, who featured Mary on his chart-topping hit “Stay With Me” and appears on the diva’s new track, “Therapy.” “It just meant so much to me,” says Mary of her latest work. Have some tea and biscuits on hand for November 24, The London Sessions’s scheduled release date.