Wednesday, October 31, 2012

**UPDATED** CELEBRITY KIDS HALLOWEEN EDITION: THE THICKES, JESSICA ALBA & THE FAM, MONICA & HER BOYS, JESSICA SIMPSON & THE FAM, MARIAH & DEM BABIES, HALLE & NAHLA + MORE!


Actress Paula Patton and her adorable son Julian were snapped leaving Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch this past Saturday (Oct. 27) in  West Hollywood, California.

The pair were joined by R&B singer/Paula's husband and Julian's pappy, Robin Thicke. Sidebar: lovin' Paula's fringed boots!

Actress Jessica Alba, her husband Cash Warren and the couple's oldest daughter, Honor Warren, were the
Incredibles this Halloween!

Singer Monica tweeted pics of her getting in the Halloween spirit by carving pumpkins for her sons Rocko and Romelo.

Rocko, age 7

Romelo, age 4

Jessica Simpson tweeted out a picture of her family --6-month-old daughter Maxwell and fiance Eric Johnson, donning their Halloween 'fits. I see Jessica is shedding her baby weight nicely...work booski!

Tameka Raymond, ex-wife of singer Usher, seemed to be enjoying the Halloween season with her two youngest sons,  Usher V, 4 (affectionately called Cinco, is in red) and Naviyd, 3, despite all the stress and grief she's had to deal with this past year. Tameka's 11-year-old son, Kile Glover (from Tameka's first marriage with Atlanta-based TV exec/clothier, Ryan Glover) was fatally injured a few days before 4th of July this year, when he was accidentally struck in the head by a family friend riding a jet ski as Kile floated on an inner tube with another victim (thankfully the young girl survived the accident) on Atlanta's Lake Lanier.  Then just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Tameka, a month after losing Kile, she lost primary physical custody of Usher V and Naviyd. My thoughts and prayers are still with you Tameka...God will never give you more than you can handle.

Mariah Carey aka Goldilocks tweeted 2 pics she posted on her DemBabies.com site (Carey's website dedicated to her twins) of her posing with her bears, 18-month-old twins (l-r) Monroe and Moroccan.

Diddy also hit up Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch with his adorable twins D'Lila and Jessie James (I still can't tell which twin is which) this past weekend!

Diddy's other cutie patootie daughter, Chance Combs, was Batgirl this Halloween! If Chance was a few inches shorter , Diddy's girls could definitely be mistaken as triplets...Puff has some STRONG genes to say the least!

Halle and Nahla went back to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch yesterday (Oct. 30) to partake in more Halloween festivities. Awe, I absolutely LOVE this photo of them!

Yes, Nahla...pose for the camera, now flick, flick!

Fashion stylist and resident big meany boss, Rachel Zoe was also spotted at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch yesterday with her utterly precious son, Skyler!

Mel B. tweeted a picture of her and her youngest daughters (l-r) Madison, Angel Iris and her husband Stephen Belafonte (no relation to Harry Belafonte no matter how many Wolf Trap tickets Stephen sells) getting their trick or treat on!

Christina Milian tweeted out a pic this past weekend of her and her mini-me, daughter Violet! Those cheeks and smile...I can't deal! Violet's dad is super producer The Hamburglar Dream.
Kimora was spotted out this weekend with her cuties: (l-r) Aoki (my personal fav...that child has so MUCH personality),  the pretty and demure older sister, Ming and little Mr. Universe, Kenzo!



Check out more pics after the break!

JUST CAUSE!: HER MAMA NAMED HER LISA [BONET], I'MMA CALL HER LISA!

Lisa Bonet Lilakoi Moon was snapped at the 6th Annual Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards in Hollywood, California,  this past Sunday (Oct. 28). Bonet also presented during the ceremonies.

Hamilton watches, known for their pioneering role in the worlds of aviation and cinema as well as their innovative timekeeping technology, hosted the 6th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards last night at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The awards ceremony, co-hosted by Niche Media’s Los Angeles Confidential magazine, paid tribute to the brilliant behind-the-scenes talents whose individual work has contributed to the quality of a motion picture and to the lasting impression that it has left on movie audiences.  
This year’s honorees and presenters have received over 47 Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA and SAG Awards and nominations. Chris Harrison hosted the awards with presentations by an elite list of award-winning actors, actresses and filmmakers including, Harrison Ford, Ewan McGregor, Brett Ratner, Paul Dano, Omar Sy, Mena Suvari, Lisa Bonet, Garcelle Beauvais, Ben Lyons, Lawrence Zarian and others. Hollywood Life



Check out a GAZILLION more pics of Lisa/Lilakoi plus Lenny and Zoe Kravitz and Li Li's current main squeeze and the father of her two youngest children, actor Jason Momoa (The Game, Game of ThronesConan The Barbarian and Johnson Family Vacation), after the break!

Friday, October 26, 2012

FASHION FIX: NAOMIE HARRIS & HALLE BERRY SPARKLE AT "SKY FALL" & "CLOUD ATLAS" PREMIERES + OPRAH ROCKS EYE CATCHIN' FOOT-WEAR 2X IN 1 DAY!



British actress and latest Bond Girl, Naomie Harris, sparkled, dazzled and dipped it, popped it, twerked it and STOPPED IT and WOW'd everyone with her Marios Schwab Spring/Summer ready-to-wear (RTW) '12 gown on the red carpet of the upcoming James Bond movie, Skyfall, this past Wednesday (Oct. 24) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. *wipes sweat from forehead* Whew, I typed a mouthful! See this runway look after the break!

Naomie and Bond star --Daniel Craig, snap for the kids...several times over, at the Skyfall premiere!
Halle Berry *Hurricane Chris voice* Halle Bury! flashes her million dollar smile at the premiere of her new movie Cloud Atlas, at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood California this past Wednesday (Oct. 24)! Get more info on Halle's look after the break!

The Academy Award-Winning Champs...Are HERE! Halle flicks it up with two of her fellow Academy award-winning Atlas co-stars, Tom Hanks and Susan Sarandon.



Oprah visited Good Morning America (GMA) yesterday (Oct. 25) in NYC and rocked some pretty eye-catching foot-wear!

After Lady O's visit to GMA, she changed into some comfortable but equally attention-grabbing footwear. Get more info on both of Oprah's eye-catching foot-wear designs after the break!

Check out more pictures after the break, plus find out the designers behind Naomi, Halle and Oprah's look!

ALBUM SALES FOR WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 21 & OCTOBER 14


Photo: Rachel Been

No. 1 Jason Aldean's Night Train debuts with 409,000 copies sold this week.

No. 2 Mumford & Sons' Babel sold 74,000 copies this week, bringing the band's total sales to 938,000.
No. 3 Brandy's Two Eleven debuts with 65,000 copies sold this week. 

This is Brandy's first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 charts in more than 8 years. Congratulations B-Rocka!

No. 4 Scotty McCreery's Christmas With Scotty McCreery debuts with 41,000 copies sold this week.
No. 5 Jamey Johnson's Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran debuts with 32,000 copies sold this week.
No. 6 P!nk's The Truth About Love sold 31,000 copies this week, bringing her total sales to 493,000.
No. 7 Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream sold 22,000 copies this week, bringing his total sales to roughly 123,000.
No. 8  Little Big Town's Tornado sold 22,000 copies this week.
No. 9 Adele's 21 sold 21,000 copies this week, bringing her total sales to 9 million plus albums sold in the US and 25 million albums sold world-wide! 

Adele also became a new mom last Friday (Oct. 19)! The 24-year-old singing sensation, gave birth to a baby boy with her boyfriend Simon Konecki. The baby's name has yet to be released.

No. 10 Dethklok's Metalocalypse: Dethalbum III debuts with 20,000 copies sold this week.

Check out the rest of the list after the break plus last week album sales for the week ending October 14!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

CALVIN'S GOT A JOB!: SHONDA RHIMES & ISSA RAE JOIN FORCES FOR "I HATE L.A. DUDES"!


(l-r) Rae and Rhimes 


According to Shadow and Act, go-to Hollywood screenwriter/producer/director, Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal) and creator/writer/director, of the hugely popular web-series, The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl (ABG), Issa Rae, will be joining forces in the upcoming ABC half-hour comedy series, I Hate L.A. Dudes

Rae will be co-executive producing the series as well as handling the writing, while Rhimes will executive produce the series through her production company Shondaland with her producing partner Betsy Beers.
I Hate L.A. Dudes centers on an aspiring journalist, new to Los Angeles, who becomes the lone female voice on a budding, male-driven Internet talk show, while learning to decode the often humiliating and exasperating rules of the LA dating scene. 
I Hate L.A. Dudes will be Rhimes' first foray into half-hour comedy.


I LOVE THIS!!!

If you have yet to experience the complete and utter AWESOMENESS that is ABG, check out one of the funniest episodes --well at least to me it is, from the 1st season, after the break!

NEW MUSIC FIX: KENDRICK LAMAR'S "POETIC JUSTICE" FEAT. DRAKE + MORE!




The West Coast's newest golden child, Kendrick Lamar, released his debut album good kid m.A.A.d city this past Monday (Oct. 22) on the Aftermath/Interscope imprint and Kendrick's latest single, Poetic Justice is pretty dope --if not for the production alone. 

As soon as you hear Janet Jackson's Anytime melody play, Poetic Justice pulls you in.


Check out more music from Kendrick Lamar after the break!

THROWBACK: SWV'S "RAIN"

Photo: TheChickFix.com


R&B trio SWV (Sisters With Voices), released Rain as the 2nd single off their 3rd album, Release Some Tension back in 1997.

 The single peaked at No. 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and No. 7 on the US Hot R&B Singles chart and the album went on to be certified gold.*

Every other year I re-discover this song and proceed to keep it on repeat for months on end...and well, it's happening again!

Check out the Rain video after the break and catch a cameo of the author of The Gospel...On Twitter, According To Tyreezy aka Boy Bye! 

Tyrese's book can also be purchased in paperback under the title Please Be Seated E-Me-Jet-Lee...Black-Ty! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

CELEBRITY KIDS: YARA & SAYEED SHAHIDI, HONEY BOO BOO, HALLE'S NAHLA, MEL B.'S BROOD & MORE!


Actors Yara Shahidi and Sayeed Shahidi were spotted on the red carpet at the Alex Coss premiere in LA on Monday (Oct. 15). The two real-life siblings, play siblings in the upcoming Cross film. Yara and Sayeed will also be appearing in the upcoming TV series, The First Family sometime next year. Yara also has a starring role in the film Butter, which was released on Oct. 5 in limited theaters.  For more info on Yara go here...kaUTe shoes by the way!

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson flew out to LA to be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and she also appeared on  Extra at The Grove (picture above) on Monday. Little Boo Boo appeared to be having *Clair Huxtable voice* BIG fun!

Alana couldn't pass up the opportunity to run through the fountain at the Hollywood & Highland mall. Sidebar: I still haven't gotten a chance to watch the phenomenon that is Honey Boo in all her glory on her TLC reality show...but I will!

Good Charlotte's Joel Madden was photographed in LA on Monday, walking his children (l-r: Harlow and Sparrow) with wife Nicole Richie, to school. They're definitely their mom and dad's mini mes.

Former Spice Girls member --Melanie Brown was snapped talking a walk with her 3 girls (l-r: Phoenix Chi, Angel Iris and Madison) on Monday.

Powerhouse singer --Christina Aguilera was spotted at the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Hollywood, California this past Sunday (Oct. 14) picking out pumpkins with her son Max just in time for Halloween.

Halle and Nahla went shopping for groceries at Bristol Farms in LA on Monday. Halle sure does seems to love her some Bristol Farms.

 Check out more pictures after the break!

DICK FLICKS: TYLER PERRY, ROBERT DENIRO, JAMES GANDOLFINI 50 CENT & MORE!

Tyler Perry posed on the red carpet at the Alex Cross premiere at the Arclight Theater in LA this past Monday (Oct. 15). This is the first starring role for Perry in a film where his production company is not affiliated with the film. Congratulations Mr. Perry! 

Robert De Niro was spotted in Brooklyn, New York filming scenes for his upcoming crime drama Malavita this past Monday.

Former Sopranos star, James Gandolfini was snapped looking sh*t-face while leaving The Pikey Cafe & Bar in Hollywood, California this past Monday. At one point, it looked as though he lost his balance (see the picture after the break). 

50 Cent was spotted at the Virgin Megastore in Paris, France signing copies of his SMS Audio headphones on Monday.

Believe it or not, that's his happy face, haaa!
Fashion designer, Valentino was snapped last week receiving the Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal by the Minister of culture and communication, Aurelie Filipetti. The award recognizes significant contributions to the arts, literature or the growth of these fields.

Check out more flicks, after the break!

RANDOM FLICKS: CARMEN EJOGO, CIARA, EMMA STONE, VIOLA DAVIS, BEN & JEN, GABBY DOUGLAS & MORE!

Sparkle star Carmen Ejogo, was snapped on the red carpet at the Alex Cross premiere in LA this past Monday (Oct. 15). Ejogo plays Cross' (Tyler Perry) wife in the film. I love the way Carmen mixed different patterns and fabric in her red carpet look...KaUTE! #NigeriansRepresentin'
Singer Ciara was spotted leaving the VH1 studios in NYC on Monday. Very pretty CiCi!
Actress Emma Stone was spotted earlier this month (Oct. 3) attending Miu Miu's 2013 Spring-Summer collection during Paris Fashion Week in France. Love that bright red lip Emma!


Actresses Viola Davis and Danai Gurira looked like twin-sisters at Elle's 19th Annual Women In Hollywood celebration at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, California this past Monday. Both actresses donned matching glowing brown skin, low 'fros, white form-fitting dresses and colored platforms pumps...YAAASSS! #PurtyLadies

Actress Jennifer Garner and her husband, not if Guadalupe Lopez --JLo's mom, had her way. That whole reaching out to Ben for advice after Jennifer (Lopez) and Marc announced their split was amature, at best. Smarten up Lupe! Next time be a bit more creative and cunning when scheming to break-up a marriage. See: Angelina using her adopted son Maddox to tug on Brad's longing-to-be-a-pappy heart strings and then Angelina moving in for the kill! Now that's how you scheme if you're into breaking up marriages and whatnot. actor/director Ben Affleck, were spotted at the La Fontaine de Mars restaurant in Paris, France on Monday.
US Gold medalist, Gabrielle Douglas, was picture with her sisters, mother and brother (l-r: Arielle, Joy, Natalie and Jonathan), after Gabby was presented with the keys to the city of Virginia Beach. Awe, go Gabby!


Check out more flicks after the break!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NEW MOVIE TRAILER FIX: "DOCTOR BELLO" STARRING ISAIAH WASHINGTON, VIVICA A. FOX, JIMMY JEAN-LOUIS & GENEVIEVE NNAJI!



Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Doctor Bello movie premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and I really enjoyed the film!

Doctor Bello stars Isaiah Washington, Vivica A. Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis and internationally known Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji. The movie was directed by Nigerian filmmaker Tony Abulu --who also makes a cameo in the movie. 

Just to provide a bit of background information on Nollywood --Nollywood is a colloquialism used to describe the Nigerian feature film industry. The name derived as a play on the U.S. feature film industry in Hollywood, California --similar to India's Bollywood feature filming industry.

Reportedly, Nollywood is the world's third-largest producer of  feature films after India and the US --outselling both its western and eastern competitors. The $250 million filming industry, churns out roughly 2,000 films per year at an estimated cost of $15,000 (US dollars) per film.

Doctor Bello centers on an American oncologist, played by Washington, who travels from New York City to distant and unfamiliar territory --Nigeria, in search for the cure to cancer.
Brilliant cancer specialist Dr. Michael Durant ( Isaiah Washington) is emotionally troubled, wrestling with the traumatic loss of his 10 year old daughter from cancer. Immersing himself in his work in the hospital, away from his wife ( Vivica A. Fox), he forms an unlikely bond with a sick, loving, but rambunctious 11 year old boy Sam (Evan Brinkman). Sam’s health deteriorates drastically, and with only a few days to live. Dr. Durant becomes desperate, willing to risk anything to save the child’s life. A surreptitious Nigerian nurse convinces him to seek the help of Dr. Bello ( Jimmy Jean Louis), an uncertified Nigerian doctor with a controversial past, known in the Brooklyn-African underground as a miracle worker. Dr. Bello secretly administers a strange African potion, replete with incantations to Sam and miraculously, the child begins to recover, [and] the cancer speed[s] into remission. Little did Dr. Durant know that this would start a criminal investigation by the hospital board, and eventually lead him to a mysterious, riveting journey of self discovery, love, forgiveness, and hope in the mysterious “Garden of life,” lodged deep in the recesses of Nigeria’s sky mountains.
Check out the movie trailer, pictures from the DC premiere plus more, after the break!

LEFTOVERS!: OPRAH, VICTOR CRUZ, ARETHA FRANKLIN, NIA LONG, BARBRA STREISAND & MORE!




Last Thursday (Oct. 11), Oprah was photographed leaving her hotel in DC for a taping of  her hugely popular Favorite Things show (the show was formerly featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show), which will air on OWN sometime later this year. The lucky unsuspecting audience members of Favorite Things special were made up of military families. Good stuff Ms. O!

Actress Nia Long attended Target's Falling For You premiere held at Terminal 5 in NYC last Wednesday (Oct. 10).



The definition of the word "divas": Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand posed together for a photo backstage at a memorial for the late composer, Marvin Hamlisch, at the Lincoln Center in NYC early last week (Oct. 8).

Sparkle star, Jordin Sparks --attended the City Of Hope Honors in LA last Thursday.

Check out more pictures, after the break!