Thursday, September 25, 2014

AMBER ROSE BLAMES WIZ KHALIFA'S INFIDELITY ON RECENT DIVORCE FILING + NICK CANNON DENIES INVOLVEMENT

In Happier Times: Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa and their son Sebastian pictured in a family photo on the couple's wedding day

According to those good ole "sources", both Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose blame the other's infidelity for the couple's recent divorce filing.

Yesterday (September 25),  Amber Rose filed for divorce to dissolve her 1-year marriage with rapper Wiz Khalifa, legal name Cameron Jibril Thomaz. Amber is requesting: (1) full legal and physical custody of the couples 1-year-old son Sebastian, with visitation to Wiz; and (2) spousal support in accordance with the couple's prenup.

Wiz embarked on the "Under the Influence of Music " tour back in July of this year and sources in Amber's camp say Wiz has been a serial cheater for months.


Monday, August 25, 2014

2014 MTV VMAs RED CARPET!

Beyonce wore a Nicolas Jebran see-through beaded sparkly gown on the VMA red carpet, complete with Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

Jennifer Lopez wore a cut-out Charbel Zoe silver glittery gown.

Jordin Sparks wore a white plunging neck body conscious dress complete with front slit... me likes!

Nicki Minaj wore a python print long sleeve Saint Laurent mini.
Nice!
Taylor Swift wore London-based designer Mary Katranzou onesie.
For the most part I think Tay-Tay looks good, just not feeling her pairing those shoes with her 'fit.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose made an appearance on the VMA red carpet.
And judging from Amber's "dress" and Katy Perry's (further below) denim Versace gown, last nights VMAs for some, appeared to be all about the ghost of VMAs past.  

BEYONCE RECEIVES THE 2014 MICHAEL JACKSON VANGUARD VMA + PERFORMANCE + MORE!




How wonderful is this! Just 3 years ago Beyoncé announced her pregnancy at the VMAs. Fast forward to last night and Beyoncé's two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy and husband Jay Z, are presenting her with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award! #FullCircle
Over the course of MTV history, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award has been presented to exemplary musicians who have made an incredible and long-lasting impact on pop culture. When it came time to choose the 2014 VMA recipient, one particular name stood out above the rest — global entertainer, singer-songwriter and philanthropist, Beyoncé. MTV.com
Beyoncé joins past Vanguard recipients: Madonna, the Beastie Boys, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.

2014 MTV VMAs PERFORMANCES + EXTRAS + IF THESE PIXS COULD TALK!



While last years VMAs was all about gentrification and misappropriation, the 2014 award show was all about the booty, booty, booties...rockin' EVERYWHERE!



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PERFORMANCES/ACCEPTANCES

2014 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (VMAs) WINNERS' LIST! + IGGY AZAELA GIVES ARIANA GRANDE THE 'STANK FACE'


The winners of this years VMAs were to be expected, although there were a couple of upsets.

Check the entire 2014 VMAs winners' list after the break!

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 have 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!