Normani Honors Some 2000s Pop Icons Including Beyoncé with Her New Music Video — Watch

Normani is bringing viewers back to the early 2000s with the music video for her newest single “Motivation,” which dropped on Thursday.

The former Fifth Harmony singer, 23, shows off her dance moves in the video, channeling looks and moves from the music videos of artists like Beyoncé and Britney Spears over a decade ago.

The shot starts with Normani as a young teen in her living room, watching BET’s countdown show 106 & Park. She dreams of the day when her name would be announced on the show, and to her surprise, it is.

“The number one video in the world right now,” the hosts say, introducing Normani. The excited little girl quickly turns into the real Normani and the twerking-filled video begins.

Normani opens the scene walking down the street in a white top and short blue denim shorts — a shot that closely resembles Beyoncé’s look in her “Crazy in Love” video from 2003.

She also sports a look wearing a white crop and slit bottoms both with her birth year, 1996, and name graffitied on in hot pink.

The singer dances with her entourage in the streets, very J. Lo “Jenny from the Block”-esque, before paying homage to Spears, with schoolyard dancing and tumbling scenes similar to those in “Baby One More Time.”

With more twerking comes more outfit changes — later Normani wears a diamond-encrusted outfit with tall silver boots while singing and dancing in the rain, seemingly referencing Beyoncé’s Dangerously in Love album cover, Ciara”s “Gimme Dat,” and  Ashanti’s “Rain on Me.”

RELATED: Normani Says Touring with Ariana Grande Is Like Having a ‘Sleepover on Wheels’

Fans are having a great time spotting all the references themselves, posting their finds to social media.

There’s only one Beyoncé, and there’s only one Normani, but I love this homage 👯‍♀️ #Motivation #MotivationOutNow pic.twitter.com/Alj6CYT9Ff

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The Friends Limited Edition Central Perk Coffee is Officially Available on Amazon

The Friends Limited Edition Central Perk Coffee is Officially Available on Amazon

If you don’t have time to make it to one of those Central Perk pop ups, don’t fret: You can have a cup of joe inspired by the Friends cafe in the comfort of your own home.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf released a limited edition Central Perk coffee in honor of the show’s 25th anniversary last month. Until now, it was only available on its own website, but the coffee has recently made its way to Amazon as well. Since it landed on the retail giant’s site, it has (unsurprisingly) become the number one best-selling ground coffee release. 

The medium roast coffee is made from a Brazilian and Colombian blend, and has a “walnut aroma, sweet flavor with a smooth body,” with a “soft, balanced finish.” A dark roast version is also available (described as “a darker version of the Central Perk Medium roast for when Janice won’t stop laughing”), but only as a whole bean option.

Buy It! Friends 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Central Perk Medium Roast Ground Coffee, $10.99; amazon.com, Friends 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Central Perk Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee, $10.99; amazon.com

And for those of you that don’t drink coffee, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf also released Central Perk tea. The citrus flavored black tea comes in a pretty Central Perk themed container with 20 whole leaf bags.Buy It! Friends 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Central Perk Medium Citrus Berry Tea, $10.99; amazon.com

While the special mugs that Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf released along with the coffee and tea products are currently sold out, there are quite a few Friends-themed coffee mugs to choose from on Amazon, like this best-selling 16 ounce mug. Buy It! Friends Central Perk Latte Coffee Mug, $17.99; amazon.com

In July, Netflix announced that the beloved show would be leaving the streaming platform beginning January 2020 for HBO Max. So, if you haven’t started yet, this is the perfect time to start binging before it’s pulled — complete with your Central Perk coffee in hand.

Read more: https://people.com/food/friends-central-perk-coffee-amazon/

Body of Missing Pregnant Ga. Teen Is Found in Woods — Months After Mom Begged Her to Leave Fiancé

Body of Missing Pregnant Ga. Teen Is Found in Woods — Months After Mom Begged Her to Leave Fiancé

Police in Georgia have recovered the body of a missing 19-year-old pregnant woman and now the victim’s fiancé is behind bars on a felony murder charge.

According to online arrest records accessed by PEOPLE, Aldeyshaun Locklear, 18, allegedly confessed to killing Téa Choates following his arrest Wednesday.

Investigators found Choates’ remains buried in the woods near her home on Tuesday.

Locklear allegedly told authorities he strangled Choates, who was three months pregnant, following a heated argument, and then buried her body nearby.

Relatives reported Choates missing on August 6.

It is believed the last person to see Choates alive was her fiancé.

A cause of death has yet to be announced.

Locklear faces single counts of felony murder, aggravated assault related to strangulation and concealing a death. He is being held without bond.

It was unclear Friday if he had entered pleas to the charges or was represented by a lawyer who could comment on the allegations for him.

Choates’ mother, Ebony King, spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constition, and said she’d asked her daughter to leave Locklear months earlier.

“She loved him,” King told the paper. “She wanted to stay, no matter what I would say to her. She really just wanted the family.”

King said the couple had a history of domestic incidents.

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“Téa’s biggest thing was she would say, ‘I could change him, I can help him,'” King said. “That’s how her heart was built … but you can’t love a person hard enough to change.”

A GoFundMe campaign has been established to cover the costs of Choates’ funeral.

Read more: https://people.com/crime/body-missing-pregnant-teen-found-woods/

Ready for Love — Baby Love! Tim Lopez and Wife Jenna Welcome Daughter Violet

Ready for Love — Baby Love! Tim Lopez and Wife Jenna Welcome Daughter Violet

Tim Lopez‘s family has grown by one!

The Plain White T’s guitarist, 38, and his wife Jenna — who initially matched on the NBC dating show Ready for Love — welcomed their second child, a daughter, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, Jenna confirmed on her Instagram Story.

“She is here and we couldn’t be more in love,” wrote the new mom, 30, late Wednesday evening alongside her baby girl’s birth date. “Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.”

On Friday morning, Jenna shared the newborn’s first photo, as well as her name, writing over the top of a black-and-white snap showing her kissing her daughter’s forehead, “Welcome, Baby Violet.”

Lopez and Jenna are also parents to 2-year-old daughter Eloise Charbelle.

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RELATED: Ready for Love‘s Tim Lopez Is “Terrible at First Dates”

Lopez married Jenna (née Reeves) on July 4, 2015, during an intimate ceremony at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum in California. They got engaged the previous December when Lopez proposed on a beach date.

A baby had been in the plans for a while for the couple, who live together in Austin, Texas, with their daughter, whom they welcomed in June 2017.

“We’re definitely planning on having kids very soon, trying to build a new house in Austin and getting after it!” Lopez told PEOPLE at the time of their wedding.

Eloise helped announce her little sister on the way in February, sporting a shocked face and holding a bundle of pink balloons in a snapshot her mama shared to Instagram.

RELATED VIDEO: Tim Lopez Is Ready for Love

NBC took Ready for Love, the show that brought the couple together, off the air after three weeks in 2013 — which Lopez said actually helped their connection.

“For our relationship, thankfully, the show failed,” he told PEOPLE. “For us, there might have been a little bit more pressure and a lot more eyes on us if it had continued and become something like The Bachelor.”

And even though Ready for Love only gave them a few weeks to get to know each other, Lopez felt instantly connected to his future wife. He explained, “I knew I was going to pick Jenna pr

Read more: https://people.com/parents/tim-lopez-welcomes-daughter-second-child/

Katy Perry Says Ariana Grande Secretly Picked Up Her and Orlando Bloom's Dinner Tab

Katy Perry Says Ariana Grande Secretly Picked Up Her and Orlando Bloom's Dinner Tab

Ariana Grande knows how to treat her fellow pop stars!

In a recent interview on the Ellen K Morning Show, Katy Perry raved about how she ran into the “7 Rings” singer two weeks prior while out for a sushi dinner with fiancé Orlando Bloom and his son Flynn, when they got an unexpected, generous surprise.

“At the end of my long meal with Orlando and his son, we finished after an hour and a half and we asked for the check and they’re like, ‘Ariana Grande has taken care of it.’ And we’re like, ‘Oh my god! That’s so cool!’ ” said Perry, 34. “Orlando’s son is 8, so I think he was like, ‘Dope.’ ”

“Do you think he told all his friends?” asked the host, to which the “Small Talk” singer replied, “I hope so! I told all my friends!”

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“But that’s such a boss move and it’s just such a cute gesture,” Perry added. “And Orlando was like, ‘Man, I have such mad respect for her.’ She was so kind. I love little things like that. Just grateful for this whole experience.”

It’s no surprise that Perry and Grande are friends, as they have quite a lot in common even aside from their musical superstardom.

Perry’s newest single, “Small Talk,” was co-written by Johan Carlsson, who has worked with Grande in the past on hits like “Dangerous Woman” and “Bang Bang.”

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RELATED VIDEO: Ariana Grande Performs with Barbra Streisand — and Calls It the “Best Night of My Life”

The duo was also present last month (alongside Demi Lovato, another past Carlsson collaborator) at an event in support of democrat Kamala Harris, who’s running for president in the 2020 election.

Elle reports that the event was held at Scooter

Read more: https://people.com/music/ariana-grande-paid-katy-perry-orlando-bloom-dinner-bill/

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