Monday, July 14, 2014

SPOTTED!: LIL KIM MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE SINCE GIVING BIRTH + MORE!


(L-R: Lil Kim, Kimbella and Yandy Smith)

Rap star Lil Kim made her first appearance since giving birth to her first child this past Saturday (July 12), when she hit up the "On The Run" (OTR) concert

Kim gave birth to daughter Royal Reign last month on June 9. Royal Reign's father is Kim's current boyfriend and up and coming New York rapper, Mr. Paper.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAYS: NOSE RINGS! + RIHANNA DEBUTS NOSE RING!

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Nostril piercing has been practiced for centuries by people of different cultures across the globe. The Fulani people of Nigeria in western Africa practice cartilage piercing to emphasize their beauty and wealth. 



In a Marie Claire article titled,  "History of Women's Piercings" the author explains,

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

GOD IS GOOD!: VENUS WILLIAMS, SERGE IBAKA, MICHAEL PHELPS & MORE FEATURED IN ESPN'S 2014 BODY ISSUE


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Move over Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, ESPN Magazine's Body Issue has got you beat!



ESPN Magazine's Body Issue is arguably the most anticipated sports magazine release of the year. And trust me when I say that the magazine's 2014 Body Issue will NOT disappoint! 

It has something or shall I say someone for everyone!



The Body Issue is ESPN Magazine's annual celebration of the world's best athletes' exceptional bodies.


The 2014 Body Issue celebrates the many different types of bodies that are produced as a result of being in top physical condition.  


This years issue features seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, Olympic medalist swimmer Michael PhelpsIBFWBA and IBA light-heavyweight boxing world champion Bernard HopkinsWinter Olympic medalist bobsledder Aja Evans, America's Cup winner Jimmy Spithill, WNBA's Atlanta Dream point guard Angel McCoughtry, NFL's Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, professional BMX rider Nigel Sylvester and U.S. men's national soccer team and LA Galaxy player Omar Gonzales

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

CALVIN'S GOT A JOB!: DISNEY'S ZENDAYA COLEMAN CAST TO PLAY AALIYAH + AALIYAH'S FAMILY OBJECTS

***UPDATE*** scroll down to the bottom


The 17-year-old Disney Channel's star, Zendaya Coleman has been cast to portray the late, great singer and actress, Aaliyah Dana Haughton.

For many years --heck a decade, rumors have been swirling that Aaliyah's life would be made into a movie, but the rumors have been just that, until recently.

Monday, June 16, 2014

I'S MARRIED NOW!: EVE MARRIES MAXIMILLION COOPER!

***UPDATED***


Gotta man that I think I'm gon' love forever, and forever we'll be together...

Rapper and occasional actress, Eve got married this past weekend (June 14)!

Eve Jeffers tied the knot to her boyfriend of roughly four years, British Gumball 3000 motor rally CEO and fashion designer, Maximillion Cooper.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

IT'S A CELEBRATION B!TCHES!: KELLY ROWLAND IS HAVING A BABY!


Kelly Rowland attends the Think Like A Man Too premiere

Kels is having a baby!

Singer Kelly Rowland announced the wonderful news the way most people these days share important information...via social media.

Kelly posted the photo below with the caption "I'll be stuntin like my daddy....." on her Instagram page yesterday evening (June 10).

Friday, May 30, 2014

DAMON DASH SPEAKS ON SOLANGE-GATE, STEVE STOUTE "BREAKING BLACKS UP" & HIS NEXT VENTURE!


L-R: Dame, Jay Z and Biggs

I have always been intrigued by the story behind the dismantling of Roc-A-Fella Records. A lot of it has to do with the fact that growing up I watched the label go from Jay Z being its sole artist and releasing the hit club single Ain't No N****  to the Roc-A-Fella brand morphing into a conglomerate of sorts with its record label, clothing line (Rocawear), film company (Roc-A-Fella Films) and alcoholic beverage venture (Armadale). The co-owners of Roc-A-Fella --Shawn "Jay Z" CarterDamon "Dame" Dash, and Kareem "Biggs" Burke reminded me of guys I grew up with, so to see them succeed on that level was a source of inspiration. 

Not to mention I really enjoyed seeing the camaraderie amongst the guys. You could tell they truly enjoyed being around one another and lived by the creed Jay Z once rapped: If every n**** in your clique is rich, your clique is rugged, nobody will fall 'cause everyone will be each others crutches

So whenever the opportunity presents itself and more information surfaces about the demise of Roc-A-Fella (thanks Dame!), I'm always game to blog about it!


Former Roc-A-Fella Records co-owner Damon "Dame" Dash recently commented on the EPIC altercation --or as I like to call it Solange-gate, that occurred between Solange Knowles and his former close friend and business partner Jay Z, during the MET Gala festivities earlier this month.
                              

Like the majority of us, Dame thought the leaked video was funny! He explained, "nobody teases Jay except [me]. He added, "this was the first people were [able to] freely express themselves about Jay." 

Listen to Dame discuss his thoughts on the rumors that Solange-gate stemmed from Jay Z and his ex-wife (whom he still refers to as his "wife"), designer Rachel Roy, engaging in an inappropriate relationship; why he feels Steve Stoute "breaks blacks up" to get robbed by corporation; and what's up next for Dame, after the break!

Monday, May 19, 2014

NEW MUSIC VIDEO FIX: BEYONCE AND JAY Z'S STAR-STUDDED "RUN" + MORE!


Beyoncé and Jay Z released through Parkwood Entertainment and Roc Nation, their respective management company, a star-studded "Run" video trailer. 

The trailer was released just in time to promote the couple's upcoming 16-city "On The Run" tour. This video also puts some distance between the couple and that EPIC video that hit the net last week.

The "Run" video was directed by Melina Matsoukas who has directed several videos for Beyoncé from "Upgrade U" to her current video "Pretty Hurts", off her self-titled album.

Check out the video plus MORE after the break!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 MET GALA RED CARPET: THE 13 BEST DRESSED!


The annual Met Gala took place last night (May 5) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and notable figures in the fashion, arts and entertainment world, strutted their designer ‘fits on the red carpet.


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The primary goal of the Gala is to raise money to support the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. A ticket to the Gala can cost a whooping $25,000.  Last years Gala raised a reported $9 million. 

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The gala also serves as an opening celebration for the Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue Magazine and chair of the event, oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list. 

Needless to say, only those Ms. Wintour deems worthy to sit with her make the guest list though she’s not above doing a favor or two for a friend.

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Each year the Gala has a theme. This years theme was: Charles James: Beyond Fashion. James was a fashion designer known as "America's First Couturier” (high fashion/haute couture designer) because of his skillful cutting and highly structured designs.

Speaking of designs, check out my pick of the 13 best dressed after the break!

Monday, August 26, 2013

RECAP OF THE 2013 MTV'S VMAS AKA NO BLACKS ALLOWED...TO WIN AWARDS (RED CARPET + PERFORMANCES + WINNER'S LIST + FOOLISHNESS)

If looks could kill you would be an Uzi or a shotgun...BANG!

Chicks and Dicks, please take a moment to scan the faces of the crowd in the above photo from last nights (Aug. 25) 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)...AND pay very close attention to Rihanna's face.

The look on people's faces is a mixture of disgust, bewilderment and 'this bitch (yes, you Miley) REALLY tried it tonight, didn't she?', with a smidgen of 'I could've had a V8!'

...And that pretty much sums up my feelings regarding last nights VMAs aka The No Blacks Allowed...To Win Awards


I mean seriously, *DMX voice*  what types of games are being played?!?!


To keep with the theme of the 2013 VMAs aka gentrification personified, it was only fitting that the awards be held at the Barclays Center in the new Brooklyn in New York! 

Now 10-15 years ago, if the VMAs were held in Brooklyn that would've meant something to me, but this is a new gentrified Brooklyn, so I was unimpressed.

From the moment the red carpet kicked off