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Kat DeLuna Returns With Bootylicious New Track

In: Donovan, Music
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Remember Kat DeLuna? Her debut single, “Whine Up,” cracked the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 back in 2007. Well, the 27-year-old singer returns and with a decently catchy comeback single.

The Dominican singer teams up with Trey Songz for “Bum Bum.” The island-tinged offering samples Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam.” For those not familiar with that, you might recognize the interpolation of Shaggy’s reggae hit “It Wasn’t Me.”

“I’m so excited for the world to hear my amazing new song ‘Bum Bum’ with the incredible Trey Songz,” said Kat to Rap-Up.com. “This song is evidence that music transcends generations, and for that I want to specially thank Sister Nancy for originating such an incredible song that left its musical imprint culturally for years to come. I hope ‘Bum Bum’ becomes your summer anthem!”

To accompany her hot new single, DeLuna debuts equally scorching artwork. Dang, that’s one sexy cover.

Check out “Bum Bum” below. It’s got potential to be a sleeper hit for this summer. The tropical beat go perfectly with those hot summer days and hotter summer nights.

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The only thing that could make this new Netflix offering even more delicious is if somehow Dolly Parton was involved. Can producers please make that happen if the series is renewed for a second season. Pretty please for a 9 to 5 reunion.

Grace and Frankie comes from Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Howard J. Morris. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are long-time rivals but are brought together after their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston play their newly-out former spouses.

“People say we have a lot of chemistry together,” Tomlin tells PEOPLE. “It’s because we’ve been friends for so many years. It seems like we’ve known each other always.”

Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael round out the cast. All 13 episodes will be available to stream starting on Friday, May 8. Check out more preview pics below. I can’t wait to binge watch this.

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FOX Gives New Girl Season 5 Renewal

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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There were rumblings that FOX was pulling the plug on New Girl due to dwindling ratings. Personally, I didn’t see the network canceling it with the comedy so close to the magical 100-episode mark. It’s all about syndication baby. As I expected, FOX gives the Zooey Deschanel sitcom a fifth season renewal.

“Four seasons in, New Girl continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television,” said Fox Entertainment President David Madden. “The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn’t be more proud of Liz, Brett, Dave and the entire New Girl team.”

There is some sad news though for New Girl fans. Damon Wayans Jr. who starred in the pilot and returned in Season is jumping ship. To fill the void, SNL‘s Taran Killam and Sleepy Hollow alum John Cho are being brought in.

Production has already begun on the new season mostly in part to work around Deschanel’s pregnancy. The show isn’t planning on incorporating her baby bump into the show. Excited that New Girl is coming back? Weigh in below.

Zayn Malik’s First Solo Track Leaks Online

In: Donovan, Music
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When Zayn Malik announced his surprising departure from One Direction, a few assumed he needed some much needed rest and relaxation. It appears the 22-year-old wasn’t needing time out of the spotlight but rather have the spotlight shine solely on him. Apparently, he’s been working on solo material for some time now. Shady, shady, shady.

A demo of his collaboration with Naughty Boy leaked online Monday. “I Won’t Mind” is a slow-tempo jam with an acoustic vibe. It’s really hard to pass full judgement on an unfinished product, but I’m not feeling it.

In my opinion, I don’t think Malik will do well without his bandmates. If anyone from One Direction is the Justin Timberlake of the bunch, I’d put my money on either Liam or Harry. Give his solo work a listen below and weigh in afterward.

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It was between The Music Man and The Wiz and it appears the latter won. The re-imagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring an all-black cast will be NBC’s next live musical production. With Empire nabbing killer ratings, it’s a wise choice for the peacock network to go with a music book filled with R&B flair. For the first time ever, producers will team up with Cirque du Soleil.

“We love this yearly tradition and we’re more excited than ever to not only bring another Broadway musical to America’s living rooms, but also see it land on Broadway as well,” said NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt. “Cirque’s incredible imagination will help bring the fantasy world of Oz vividly to life and give this great show a modern spin on the age-old story we all love.”

Not only is The Wiz coming to television this holiday season, it’s also headed to Broadway for a revival production scheduled to debut during the 2016-17 season. Once again, Smash showrunners and exiting Oscar producers Craig Zaden and Neil Meron will executive produce the show. Harvey Fierstein will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.

watch Michael & Diana ease on down the road after the jump

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When they were BFFs, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak provided some of the most hilarious moments on the first few seasons of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Their fights were equally as riveting and epic. There was a moment in time when the two couldn’t even be in the same room together. However, the two buried the hatchet a couple of seasons ago.

Personally, I believe Leakes was open to reconciling once she started to achieve success outside the Housewives franchise. I like NeNe but she doesn’t do well when others do better than her. Now that she sorta has the upper hand with Kim and is enemy No. 1 on RHOA, I can see why she agreed to this.

Bravo announced a new spinoff titled NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches which follows the ladies driving from ATL to LAX. Hopefully, this ends up better than their last road trip. Remember when the two almost came to physical blows on a bus headed to Miami?

“Atlanta’s ‘most driven’ housewives…drive out of their comfort zones and across the country to discover America on a one-of-a-kind adventure,” the network said in a statement. “The road to LA may be paved with good intentions, but that doesn’t mean they won’t occasionally drive each other crazy.”

The network also revealed other programs coming in the future. Find out what new and returning shows are on deck.

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Former Danity Kane Members Form New Duo Act, Dumblonde

In: Donovan, Music
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And just like a phoenix, the remaining members of Danity Kane rise from the ashes. Fingers crossed that a physical altercation doesn’t break them apart this time around.

Four members of Danity Kane reunited last year for a new album and tour. Aundrea Fimbres jumped shortly thereafter to get engaged and start a family. Then when a dispute turned physical the group permanently disbanded. Such a shame since their album was already completed.

Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex are giving it another try by forming a new duo called Dumblonde. They’re described as “an independent alternative Dance/Pop duo” with “strong dance and alternative influences reminiscent of acts like The Ting Tings, and La Roux,” according to their website.

The combination of their iconic blonde appeal, transcendent harmonies and powerful stage presence is a style unique only to Dumblonde. I am beyond intrigued to hear what this twosome comes up with. Do you think they can succeed as a duo? Weigh in below.

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Disney Reveals Live-Action Mulan Film Is Next

In: Donovan, Movies
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Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live with the assistance of The Rock joked that a live-action Bambi was on the way. Though it was just a parody, at Walt Disney’s current pace of remaking their classics, I wouldn’t be surprised if the studio announces an actual film about the beloved dear was in development. After all, they are working on a Dumbo live-action film as we speak.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Mulan is next on the production line. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink (We’re the Millers) are producing the new project.

The 1998 animated classic follows a young woman who disguises herself as a man so she can take her father’s place in the army and go to war. With the help of her trusty dragon sidekick Mushu, she becomes a skilled warrior and, eventually, one of the country’s greatest heroines.

With Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and now Mulan on the way, which animated classic do you think is next to get a live-action remake? Weigh in below and check out Christina Aguilera’s soundtrack contribution “Reflection.” One of my favorite Disney theme songs from the 90s for sure.

watch Reflection after the jump

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