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Friday, June 3, 2011

Beyonce Covers Essence Magazine July 2011 "Still Nervous Before Shows"

Bey is still out promoting her highly anticipated album "4",  has landed another  magazine cover , considered one of the top beauties of the world, Beyoncé Knowles is featured on the cover of the July issue of popular publication Essence magazine, which also features an exclusive interview. 

The cover also features an eye-grabbing quote that reads “The Year That Changed My Life” – which could be in reference to any number of things given the former Destiny’s Child lead vocalist’s growing profile over the years.

It's hard to believe that after 14 years in the game that Beyonce still gets nervous.  The Daily Mirror. The paper reports that Beyoncé arrived into London yesterday (June 1) to rehearse her set in a private studio as she preps to be the closing act for the Glastonbury festival – a three-day event that her husband Jay-Z also performed for in 2008.

The insider told The Daily Mirror, “Beyoncé is so nervous about the gig she has booked the space for two weeks so she can perfect the set, which will include dizzying pyrotechnics. She’s literally playing with fire.” The source also said that Beyoncé’s hubby Jay-Z and family buddy Kanye West will assist the singer by joining her on her set.

Excerpt from Essence on her 9 month vacation:

had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me. This time, though, I was serious. I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do. Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband… Yes, I needed some relaxation.

Rihanna Answers Critics And Defends Her Man Down Video

When controversy comes calling, Rihanna’s not hiding under her umbrella.  Ri Ri  called into BET's 106 & Park  on Thursday night to discuss the hubbub swirling around her new video Man Down, in which she plays a rape victim who stalks, targets and eventually shoots her attacker.

"I didn't go into it to make a controversial video: I wanted to make a mini-movie -- something raw and artistic," the gorgeous singer said of the Anthony Mandler-directed clip.

The 23-year-old S&M singer, calling in from a rehearsal in Baltimore, shot back at criticism from the watchdog group, the Parents Television Council, who said in a statement that the video "gives retaliation in the form of premeditated murder the imprimatur of acceptability."

In response, Rihanna called her latest work "art with a message" and said that she's a voice for her fans, adding she's never one to "play it safe" in her art.

“Obviously [the character is] not a cold-blooded killer. It has to be something ... and we decided to hone in on a very serious matter that people are afraid to address.”

“Rape is happening all over the world, and right in our own home, and we continue to cover it up and pretend it doesn’t happen,” she said. “I personally don’t condone violence or murder -- I’ve been abused in the past, and you don’t see me running around killing people in my spare time -- I just want girls to be careful.The Umbrella singer said her message is "not coming from a parent, it's coming from a peer.

She described Man Down as "a song about a girl who has committed a murder that she regrets and is completely remorseful about," and that in "making that into a ... video, we had to go back and see why it happened.

Jennifer Hudson Joins 'The Three Stooges' Movie

A New Day...with the new body, and new attitude Jennifer Hudson is unstoppable these days. Hudson has landed her latest gig, "The Three Stooges" is slated to hit theaters after Hudson's already-filmed Winnie Mandela biopic, "Winnie.".  

There are now three nuns in The Three Stooges. Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has signed on to play Sister Rosemary. She joins Jane Lynch, who's playing Mother Superior, and Larry David, who's playing Mother Mengele.

I'm betting that Sister Rosemary is the nice one at the orphanage where the Stooges come of age, despite the best efforts of the nuns to get the precocious trio adopted. The 20th Century Fox comedy has begun production, with Peter and Bobby Farrelly directing Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe), Sean Hayes (Larry) and Will Sasso (Curly).

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The never-ending story among the African American culture has spilled out on the screen. In an upcoming documentary entitled Dark Girls, it explores “the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color–particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.” The Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry-directed film is set to be released in Fall/Winter 2011.  Peep preview below:

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rihanna's Man Down Video Draws Controversy From Parent Advocacy Group

Rihanna video which was suppose to bring awareness to domestic violence has back fired. 

"Thank you for the amazing response on ManDownVideo I love you guys, and I love that u GOT IT!!!" the pop diva tweeted yesterday after the video for "Man Down," which features a scene in which Rihanna systematically shoots a man dead in retaliation for raping her, premiered on BET.

Not everyone who watched jumped on the female-empowerment train, however.  The Parents Television Council, a non-profit organization that advocates responsible entertainment, is blasting the red-haired singer for “cold, calculated execution of murder” in her latest video, reports TMZ.

The council is outraged at Rihanna’s suggestion that killing a rapist is a proper form of justice and doesn’t agree with her rationale that it sends “a very strong underlying message 4 girls like me.”

“If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass,” said PTC, who also chided BET for airing the video.

Moreover, Rihanna missed a "golden opportunity," according to the PTC.

"Rihanna's personal story and status as a celebrity superstar provided a golden opportunity for the singer to send an important message to female victims of rape and domestic violence," said Melissa Henson, director of communications and public education for the PTC. "Instead of telling victims they should seek help, Rihanna released a music video that gives retaliation in the form of premeditated murder the imprimatur of acceptability."

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VIDEO: NBA Star Shaquille O'Neal Announces Retirement

It's about time...we are just saying!! Shaquille O’Neal’s reign over the basketball court is coming to an end.

“We did it...19 years, baby. I want to thank you very much,” Shaq said in a video posted on his official Twitter account Wednesday, announcing his retirement. “That’s why I’m telling you first, I’m about to retire. Love you...talk to you soon.”

In March 2010, the 39-year-old became the oldest active player in the NBA and at 7’1”, 325 lbs. he dominated the scoreboards with points and rebounds.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sean Kingston Expected To Make Full Recovery In Six Weeks

New details are being released about Sean Kingston Jet Ski accident. The singer reportedly suffered a broken jaw, fractured wrist, water in lungs in jet-ski crash.  After entering a hospital on Sunday with critical injuries from a personal watercraft crash, singer Sean Kingston is now expected to make a full recovery from his injuries.

CNN, citing two unnamed sources close to Kingston, reported that the injuries sustained in the crash should take around six weeks to heal. The sources told the news network that the "Beautiful Girls" singer suffered a broken jaw, a fractured wrist and water in his lungs.

The Jet Ski passenger in the accident stated: "We were going really fast" TMZ spoke with Sean’s friend, Cassandra Sanchez, who was on board the Jet Ski with him when they collided into a bridge support.

Sanchez said the 23-year-old singer was racing friends who were on a 2nd Jet Ski in the coastal waterway between Palm Island and Star Island where Puffy Combs owns a mansion.

Kingston Jet Ski after the accident

“Both jet skis pulled out of the dock at the same time and we were going so fast we just blasted past them,” Sanchez told TMZ. “When we turned a corner and crashed … they were so far behind us they didn’t even see us crash.”

Sanchez said she remembered waking up in the water in pain. Sanchez says, “[Sean] was coughing up blood, foam and pink stuff” … and when he finally opened his eyes, he kept repeating the words, “I’m hurting. I’m hurting”

The last update from Kingston's label, Epic Records, reported that he was in "critical but stable condition" in a Miami hospital on Tuesday. His rep also told MTV News that Kingston, 21, is "aware of what is going on around him" and that he was "sedated but fully conscious."

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Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Are In Love

Hip Hop Lovers Wiz and "thickem", Amber Rose (Kayne old Jump off),  Out with full display of PDA, the odd couple grabbed dinner during a double date with Virgin Mobile faces Spencer Falls and Sarah Carroll at Katsuya in Los Angeles on Tuesday May 31.

At the end of the evening, Amber tweeted. “Just had a awesome time with @RealWizKhalifa @spencerbfalls & @sarahgcarroll aww our Double Date was so cute u guys. :-)”

Amber responded, “Aww baby I wanna kiss ur cute lil face Scruncher Muncher. Ur my King & I’m ur Queen sweetheart yum yum. :-)”

Earlier this week, Wiz tweeted how grateful he is to have Amber: “I feel like the luckiest man alive every time I get to wake up next to my little munchy wunchy crumb cake.”

Wiz On Why He Doesn’t Hide His Relationship With Amber in a recent  interview on MTV:
I’m me, that’s what it is. I’m completely comfortable with everything about me in my life. That’s what my career has been built off of…everybody gets that right away. You don’t gotta find nothing about me. I’m not going to hide it, I’m going to completely embrace it … I just go after what I feel and I have no problem with being public or just letting people know what’s going on with me, for Real, for real.

Real Housewife Kim Zolciak New Bundle, Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

Real Housewives and "Don't Be Tardy For The Party" singer has added another addition to the family.  Kim Zolciak, a star of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and girlfriend of Atlanta Falcon Kroy Biermann, announced Tuesday she's given birth to a boy.

Zolciak announced the birth of Kroy Jagger Biermann on her Twitter account.

"[Kroy] and I are happy to announce the birth of our son today Kroy Jagger Biermann is healthy & beautiful We are so in love!" Zolciak tweeted.
Biermann and Zolciak met on the set of the Bravo reality show in which she stars. She has two children from a previous marriage.

New Music: Beyoncé – Best Thing I Never Had

We like this song, it kinda has that "To the left, to the left" feel.   “Best Thing I Never Had,” the second single from her upcoming album 4 (June 28). Written by Babyface and produced by Symbolyc One (Kanye West’s “POWER”), the midtempo tune.  Bey let's her boo knows Karma's a B**tch on this smooth track.  Listen below:

Video: Rihanna – Man Down & Cosmopolitan Cover

Rihanna is covering the upcoming issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. Known for her very sexy and revealing covers, Rihanna tones it down in nice colorful dresses for the July/August Issue of the magazine.

Ri Ri is tapping into her emotions...Man Down,” the reggae-tinged single from her latest album Loud. Set against the beauty of Jamaica, the Barbados-born singer tells the compelling story of a sexually-abused woman in the Anthony Mandler-directed clip.

Kardashians Family Vacation Video As They Cover Katie Perry E.T.

When we say Kardashians we mean everybody.  Newest member Baby Mason,  Kris Humpries, Lamar Odom, Scott, Kim, Khloe, Kortney, their brother and the two younger sisters Kendall & Kylie, let's not forget Bruce and Momager Kris.  The family join in with a lip syncing to Katie Perry's E.T. while on vacation in the Caribbeans. Peep the fun above!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nicey Nash Married (Photos)

Former Clean House host and DWTS contestant, 40 year old Niecy Nash is now officially a married woman! Niecy tied the knot to Jay Tucker (engineer) yesterday (May 28) at the Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, CA.

According to reports, there were 200 guests, her bridesmaids included Sherri Shepherd, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Holly Robinson-Peete. The matron of honor was her longtime friend actress Sheryl Lee Ralph.

This is the second marriage for Nash, who split from ex-hubby Don Nash in 2007 after thirteen years of marriage. They have three children together.

Niecy Nash receiving a gift from a close friend.Niecy and her Wedding Party.

Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson from “The Game“

Kelly Rowland New Gig X-Factor Judge UK

This year is shaping up to be a good year for Kelly Rowland. With her smash single Motivation set to hit #1 any week now, she has landed herself a new gig. Simon Cowell as just selected her as the next judge on the UK’s version of X Factor.

“The Sun revealed this week that Simon Cowell wanted the former Destiny’s Child singer to replace Dannii Minogue on the show. Thrilled Kelly told last night how she couldn’t wait to get started.

She said: “The X Factor is an amazing show. I love Simon because he’s so honest. Everything he says I agree with.”

We are happy for Kelly she's finding her stride and a "Big Fat Ass paycheck"!!
Kelly  has signed her deal, Kelly, 30, was lined up for the job after Dannii, 39, quit over a clash with her commitments on Australia’s Got Talent”. – Sun. The new judges for the Britsh hit show X-factor are  music mogul  Louis Walsh, Take That's Gary Barlow, and of course Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child and Tulisa Contostavlos of N-Dubz.

Singer Sean Kingston In Critical Conditon After Crashing His Jet Ski In Miami

"Sean Kingston is now stabilized and has moved from the trauma unit to ICU," Kingston's publicist, Joseph Carozza, tells E! News. "Sean's family thanks everyone for their prayers and support during this time."21 year old singer Sean Kingston and a female passenger were injured when the watercraft hit the Palm Island Bridge around 6 p.m. Sunday, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino said. 

The Miami Herald reports that a passing boater saw the accident and took the two on board his vessel.  Both were hospitalized early Monday at Ryder Trauma Center, but Pino said he didn't know their conditions. 

Authorities are investigating the crash, and "nothing at this point would indicate that alcohol played a role," Pino said.

The bystander Jose Vega and pals were in a boat and approaching Palm Island Bridge when they saw that a jet ski had just crashed and people were in the water.
They immediately jumped in to save them. Kingston was "extremely dazed," says Vega and had come partly out of his life vest. "He was in danger of drowning," the 34-year-old student said.

Kingston's female passenger from the jet ski was securely in her life vest and floating nearby, but also seemed to be going in and out of consciousness.  Vega described Kingston has having a severe gash on his neck and bleeding profusely.

Vega and one of his friends -- who amazingly is a member of the Coast Guard -- kept Kingston afloat and then got the singer and his friend on to a rescue boat.

Kingston rose to fame with his 2007 hit "Beautiful Girls" and was also featured on songs by artists including Justin Bieber. His self-titled debut album sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

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Season 3 Premiere VH1 Basketball Wives (Full Episode)

Last night was the premiere of Season 3 Basketball Wives ..Peep the continuing "same oh same oh below:

Video:: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and Bow Wow Party in Miami

Peep a glimpse of how it went down in Miami this Memorial Day Weekend, Popping bottles, half -dressed jumpoffs and R & B singers and Rappers with money...sounds like a party to us. 

Also Mya, Young Jeezy, and Jermaine Dupri also took part in the weekend-long party. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Video: Nick Cannon Ft. Akon – Famous

Very funny video with the parody video for “Famous,” the Akon-assisted single from his forthcoming album. Peep the fun below:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Celebs Out And About: Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian, Nelly and more

Kim Kardashian and fiance Kris Humphries show off her slammin' new engagement ring in Monaco!

Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian dine at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas .

Khloe's B.F. F. Malika Haqq hangs out with Kourtney Kardashian at Chateau nightclub at Paris Las Vegas.

Nelly (R) and his brother City Spud (L) attend Paris Las Vegas.

Halle Berry sizzled in her cut-out dress for the Fifi Awards in Manhattan!

Yolanda Adams performs at the 2011 PBS National Memorial Day Concert rehearsals.

Wendy Williams and Toni Braxton pose together at a reunion special taping for the WE TV series, 'Braxton Family Values' in Los Angeles.

Tamar Braxton who is the real star of this show!
(L-R) Traci Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Braxton, Toni Braxton, Towanda Braxton and Trina Braxton arrive at "Braxton Family Values" Reunion Special .
Red-headed Rihanna flashes photogs a gorgeous smile on set of NBC's 'Today' show in New York City.
Hot mess Flavor Flav promotes the new book "Flavor Flav: The Icon the Memoir"
host Nia Long attends Children of The Caribbean "Every Child Matters" 5K Run/Walk.
(L-R) Rapper Young Jeezy and DJ Drama attend The Jeezy Pool Party on May 28, 2011 in Miami Beach.

Video: Breezy Gives Fan a Lap Dance at Miami Concert

Move over chippendales, we got ourselves some competition.  During his performance of “Take You Down” at 99 Jamz’ SpringFest in Miami, he called a lucky lady on stage and put on an intimate show she won’t soon forget.  Peep Video below:

New Music: R. Kelly f/ Kelly Rowland – ‘Motivation (Remix)’

Rowland’s hit single, Motivation is pushed to another level when she enlist sexually charged R. Kelly to the remix. personally we are not feeling this version.  Listen Below:

Motivation Remix

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