President Trump Cancels June Summit With North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled the planned summitwith North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which was set to take place June 12 in Singapore. In a letter addressed to Kim and released by the White House, Trump blamed the cancellation on the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement by the North Koreans. “I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” he wrote.Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. You talk about you nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never be used,” the president added.

Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea ‘hostility’

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Jamie Foxx To Host 2018 BET Awards

Entertainer Jamie Foxx will host the 2018 BET Awards. This will be his second time hosting the awards ceremony in nearly a decade. Foxx joins previous hosts including Leslie Jones, Chris Rock, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, Kevin Hart and Chris Tucker. As previously reported, DJ Khaled leads the nominees with six, including Video of the Year for “Wild Thoughts” with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller and Album of the Year for Grateful. Kendrick Lamar follows with five nominations including Album of the Year for Damn and Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice. R&B singer SZA and rap group Migos grabbed four nominations each. The 2018 BET Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 PM ET on BET.

Jamie Foxx to Host 2018 BET Awards for Second Time

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Pusha T’s “King Push” Renamed “DAYTONA” Just Days Ahead Of Release

Def Jam officially announced it will drop Pusha T’s new album on Friday (May 25). The LP was originally titled King Push but has now been renamed as DAYTONA. In a series of tweets, Pusha explained why he changed the title of the album and the meaning of the Daytona name. “I changed the album title from ‘King Push’ to ‘DAYTONA’ because I felt it didn’t represent the overall message of this body of work,” he wrote. “‘DAYTONA’ represents the fact that I have the luxury of time. That luxury only comes when u have a skill set that your confident in.”  

Pusha T changes album title 2 days before release

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Idris Elba To Direct And Star In ‘The Hunchback Of Notre Dame’ Musical For Netflix

Idris Elba will star, direct and produce a modern retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for the streaming service Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on a script by Michael Mitnick, the film is being described as “sonic and musical experience” and will feature an original score. Victor Hugo’s classic French novel has seen many screen adaptations, including Disney’s 1996 animated film.  Elba has worked with Netflix before, earning critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for his role in “Beasts of No Nation.” He’s also set to star and executive produce the upcoming comedy “Turn Up Charlie” about a struggling DJ.

Idris Elba Will Direct, Star in Hunchback of Notre Dame Film for Netflix

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President Trump’s Son-In-Law, Jared Kushner, Gets Permanent Security Clearance

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a White House senior adviser, has received a permanent security clearance. Kushner operated with an interim security clearance for more than a year inside the administration, giving him access to highly classified information while he underwent an FBI background check. His contacts with foreign government officials had raised concerns inside the administration and drew scrutiny during the process. HIs clearance was downgraded in February after procedures were revamped. Abbe Lowell, Kushner’s attorney, said that Kushner’s permanent security clearance “went through the normal process.”

Kushner gets permanent security clearance, meets with Mueller team second time

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Federal Judge Rules President Trump Cannot Block People On Twitter

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump may not block people on Twitter over the political views they share on social media.  Siding with the Knight First Amendment Institute in a lawsuit against Trump and his communications team, U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in New York concluded that blocking people on Twitter violated their First Amendment rights. Trump was engaging in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination by blocking critics in a “public forum,” the court ruled. “We hold that portions of the @realDonaldTrump account ― the ‘interactive space’ where Twitter users may directly engage with the content of the President’s tweets ― are properly analyzed under the ‘public forum’ doctrines set forth by the Supreme Court,” Buchwald said in her ruling. Twitter is often the first communication channel Trump turns to when making major announcements. 

Trump can’t block users on Twitter, federal judge rules

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Receive Mark Twain Prize For American Humor At The Kennedy Center

“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is set to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center this fall. Louis-Dreyfus is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious award. Last year, David Letterman received the award, and comedy luminaries such as Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey have won the award in past years. Louis-Dreyfus wrote on Twitter that the honor is “insanely exciting.” The President of the Kennedy Center, Deborah F. Rutter, said in a statement, “Like Mark Twain, Julia has enriched American culture with her iconic, unforgettable, and outright hilarious brand of humor. Over four decades, her wildly original characters and her gift for physical comedy have left us in stitches.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus will receive Mark Twain Prize for comedy

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Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton And More Announced As 2018 CMT Music Awards Performers

The 2018 CMT Music Awards will be held on June 6 in Nashville, bringing together the most popular country music artists under one roof. This year, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson will take the stage with Little Big Town serving as hosts for the evening. Fans vote on the winners of each of the eight categories at the CMT Awards. Voting is already underway online through June 4. Then, fans can tune in to CMT or CMT.com on the June 6 to see who earned the most clicks. 

Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton & More to Perform at CMT Music Awards

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Thomas Rhett Reveals New Video For “Leave Right Now”

Back in April, Thomas Rhett dropped his new EP that features four versions of “Leave Right Now,” a tune from his 2017 Life Changes. The highlight of the four-song collection was a version of “Leave Right Now” with Martin Jensen, a platinum-selling European DJ who gives the song an electronic bolt of energy Thomas Rhett released a new video for the Martin Jensen version of “Leave Right Now.” The new clip, directed by Justin Clough, features Rhett searching for his love interest throughout the Frist Art Museum in Nashville. Check out the new video below.

Thomas Rhett Calls on EDM DJ Martin Jensen for ‘Leave Right Now’ Remix [Listen]

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Wiz Khalifa & Gucci Mane Tease Joint Project

Gucci Mane & Wiz Khalifa both have new projects on the way, but it appears the two might be working on a joint project together. On Tuesday, the two were filming the video for their latest collab “Really Rich,” and spilled the news of a possible joint project afterwards. Wiz hopped on his IG live and teased the upcoming project, saying “alright so next we’re working on our mother****’ album right?” to which Gucci replied, “Yep we doing a mixtape tonight.”  Rolling Papers 2 drops July 13th, and you can see more details on their new collaboration in the article below. 

Gucci Mane & Wiz Khalifa Instagram Their Collab Intentions

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