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Friday, August 9, 2013


Every body needs a check and to stay relevant. Bobbi Kristina has landed herself another Reality show gig!

According to Mirror, the producers of “Big Brother” has snagged Bobbi Kris for its Fall 2013 season. The show will follow the troubled 20-year-old and other house guest where they will live in the Big Brother house isolated from the outside world but under surveillance with no privacy for three months. Maybe this is just what Grandma Houston ordered?

For some time now, Bobbi Kristina has been on the outs with her loved ones. Members of her family, especially her grandmother Cissy Houston, have voiced their opinions on her relationship with fiancè Nick Gordon. Houston recently penned an open letter expressing her concern with her granddaughters future.
For some time now, Bobbi Kristina has been on the outs with her loved ones. Members of her family, especially her grandmother Cissy Houston, have voiced their opinions on her relationship with fiancè Nick Gordon. Houston recently penned an open letter expressing her concern with her granddaughters future.

Now that the youngster will be moving to the U.K. for her latest gig, maybe this will put grandma at ease. We can’t wait to see what comes of this.


The movie follows the life of the political activist as she grows up in South Africa, marries Mandela (played by Terrence Howard), and campaigns for his release from prison.The Oscar-winning actress plays the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela in the T.D. Jakes-presented biopic, which was filmed in spring 2010.

J-Hud also stars in the holiday musical drama Black Nativity, due in November, and has been in the studio with RedOne, Salaam Remi, and Pharrell working on her third album.

Winnie Mandela opens in U.S. theaters on September 6. Watch the official trailer below.


 Actress Vivica Fox celebrated being 49 and fabulous at a birthday soiree in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The private affair, held at the Rain Nightclub, was attended by Vivica’s longtime friends Tisha Campbell, Regina King, Shaun Robinson, Debra Martin Chase, and many others.

Vivica’s acting career is as hot as it was twenty years ago; more so actually thanks to her transitioning into producing her own straight to DVD films.

A quick glance at Viv’s IMDB profile shows the actress has seven movies that are either in pre or post-production.

Vivica spoke of her move into straight to DVD films a few years back, saying “If black actors want to continue to work steadily, they will have to take their careers into their own hands and find other venues to secure work.”

Smart words.  Had Vivica waited on Hollywood she might have had to turn to reality TV to secure work.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Counting his blessings, Usher has broken his silence since the hospitalization of his 5-year-old son, thanking the men who saved the little boy's life. 
"I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock. I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son's life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews," the singer said in a statement. "They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them." 
 On Monday, his eldest son Usher Raymond V was retrieving a toy from a pool drain when his arm got stuck. 

When a maid and supervising adult were unable to free him, two male employees working inside the house jumped into the pool and got him loose. He was then given CPR before being taken to the hospital. 
"I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering," the statement read. "I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family's well-being," 
 Usher Raymond V is the singer's eldest son with his ex Tameka Foster (their youngest son Naviyd Ely is 4). On Tuesday, Foster reportedly requested an emergency hearing to regain primary custody of the two children. 
"Now that it's sunk in, she is livid," a source close to Foster told PEOPLE. "Usher has custody and won't let Tameka have the kids, even when he's out of town. She feels like the kids are being raised by his family or by nannies, when they should be with their mother." 
On Wednesday, Foster revealed via Twitter that Usher V was "talking and asking for food." 
"He's going to be just fine," the source continues. "The doctors are taking every precaution to make sure he's okay, because they're worried about dry drowning. But the danger looks like it has passed." 


The "Bow down b**tches singer, stunned fans on Wednesday as she unveiled a drastic new hairdo. 
The superstar singer who is known for her trademark honey coloured tresses has finally ditched her long weave for an edgier short pixie crop. To launch her new look the  31-year-old songstress posted pictures to her Instagram account showing pictures of herself gazing in the mirror.

Bold new look: Beyonce shared a snapshot of her cropped hairstyle on Wednesday after removing her weave and cutting her remaining hair into this edgy new style Feeling it: The star checked herself out in the mirror after getting her new look... and she's clearly still getting used to it

Queen Bey, can also be seen from behind feeling the back of her head where her long hair used to be. Dressed in a short sleeve printed T-shirt and gilt choker, Beyonce shared another snap showing her pixie cut from the front - slightly combed back and parted the side, complete with dark roots.
Beyonce has been a diehard weave wearer for years - and will no doubt have thought long and hard about taking this new direction. 


Does some one need attention?  Nicki Minaj gave her Barbz an eyeful of her assets—and almost caused some to pass out—by posting a racy selfie on Instagram. The Young Money superstar poses topless, with her long black hair strategically covering her nipples.
Her fans flooded her comments with their reactions. “I just fainted,” wrote one Barb, while another called the photo “ratchet.”
Nicki’s Instagram has been on fire since she joined last month. A video of her twerking in a pool quickly made blog headlines. Nicki is showing off her free spirited side these days.


The  old school group’s flamboyant leader also sat down on the couch to discuss his return to “The Voice,” his Las Vegas show “Loberace,” and reuniting with his group after 14 years.

Goodie Mob continued their comeback campaign with an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday. The hip-hop group performed their single “Special Education,” with CeeLo’s protégée V. Bozeman filling in for Janelle Monáe.
“It’s family. It’s just like going back home after joining the Peace Corps,” said CeeLo. “To bring it back home and share [the success] with my brothers is really, really gratifying.”
Goodie Mob’s album Age Against the Machine, which CeeLo calls their best to date, drops August 27.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Keeping awareness in the forefront, Best known for their historic covers dedicated to black awareness, Ebony Magazine goes back to their roots and shines light on the Trayvon Martin case for their September 2013 issue.

The magazine has four cover features, three of those covers feature a prominent black male celebrity with his son(s) wearing a hoodie. Pictured above: Hollywood Director Spike Lee and his son Jackson — Actor Boris Kodjoe and his son Nicolas — Basketball player Dwyane Wade is pictured with his two sons Zaire and Zion.

The other cover features Trayvon’s Parents, Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin along with Trayvon’s older brother Jahvaris Fulton.

Ebony released these statements with the various covers on Instagram, saying:
Our groundbreaking September 2013 issue will explore concerns around racial bias, how to find solutions for those concerns and how to heal and move forward. We are honored to have Trayvon’s parents and his brother, Jahvaris Fulton, grace the cover of our subscribers’ issue.
Trayvon’s Parents, Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin along with Trayvon’s older brother Jahvaris Fulton cover Ebony Magazine's "We Are Trayvon" September 2013 issue.
Actor Boris Kodjoe and his son Nicolas cover Ebony Magazine's "We Are Trayvon issue.
Dwyane Wade is pictured with his two sons Zaire and Zion cover Ebony Magazine's "We Are Trayvon" September 2013 issue.


Some might think what's the big deal, other true hip hop heads no "Tom Ford" is the hottest hit on Jay-Z "Magna Carter Holy Grail" album, if you don't have it ...your missing some good ish! We love these two..."HIP HOP LOVE" and they simply kill it.

Last night Beyoncé played her third and final Mrs. Carter Show Tour gig at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the venue Jay-Z has loomed large over. Fittingly, she brought out Jay to perform "Tom Ford" from his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail.  Peep greatness below: 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


As our prayers go out to Usher and his family we can't help but notice bad luck continues to follow the Raymond family when it comes to water these days, sad news to report.  One year after her son, Kile Glover, died in a boating accident on Lake Lanier, another son, Usher Raymond V, is in a hospital ICU after nearly drowning in a pool at Usher’s Alpharetta home, TMZ reports.

Sources tell TMZ, the accident occurred around 6 PM yesterday. Usher was not home at the time.
Here’s what we know. The child was playing in the pool with his aunt and saw a toy in the drain. He dove down to get the toy and his arm got stuck in the drain. The aunt immediately dove in to rescue him but couldn’t get his hand out. The maid then dove in but was unsuccessful.
The maid screamed for help. Two men working in the house came out, dove in and freed the boy. He was given CPR immediately and rushed to the hospital. Usher arrived and drove in the ambulance with his son. 5-year-old Usher Raymond V is the oldest of Usher’s two sons with ex-wife Tameka Raymond. We’re told Usher and Tameka are currently at the hospital.
Doctors have been running a series of tests and doctor’s say he’ll be OK. This is the second accident to strike children in Usher’s family. Tameka’s 11-year-old son Kile from a previous relationship passed away last year from injuries sustained during a jet ski accident.

Usher’s aunt Rena Oden is hysterical during the call. She tells the 911 dispatcher, “My nephew was in the pool. He went… I couldn’t get him. I tried to get him… And they got him out now.. they’re doing CPR on him.”
Oden told the 911 operator the boy was breathing. “Please hurry!” she said.  In the background of the call, Usher’s 4-year-old son, Naviyd, can be heard screaming and crying hysterically. “He’s faking! He’s faking!” Naviyd screams as his aunt corrects him and tells him his brother is not faking. Naviyd lost his older brother, Kile Glover, in a freak boating accident on Lake Lanier in July of last year.

TMZ reports that Usher V, aka Cinco, is currently in the ICU at Grady hospital. Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster-Raymond are currently at the hospital with him.  Usher was granted primary custody of the two boys in a controversial court decision last year. The judge in that case later recused herself and the court order was voided.


So happy: Rihanna and Melissa beamed as they held hands
 She paraded through the streets nearly naked in a diamond-studded bikini with feathery headpiece. While riding the Cockspur Rum float, she sipped from an orange cup and grinded against two men.
Rihanna brought the party to Barbados. The pop superstar returned to her native country for the annual Kadooment Day Parade, the grand finale to the Crop Over celebration.
“I can’t sleep!!! #morningfaces #Barbados,” she wrote the night before the parade.
RiRi kicked off the weekend-long festivities on Saturday. “Woke up in paint and a veil from partying in de street all morning!!!” she tweeted.


Due September 3, the project features the hit ballad “Love and War,” the Biggie-sampled single “The One,” ratchet club banger “Hot Sugar,” and the slow jam “Finally,” which she wrote about her husband, Vincent Herbert.

Tamar Braxton gets her life on the red-hot cover of her album Love and War. The “Braxton Family Values” star strikes a fierce pose in the photo, which she revealed today.
“I’m so excited about it. This is the album that I always wanted to make,” Tamar told Cleveland’s Z107.9. “It best describes Tamar as a person.”
She will join John Legend on his “Made to Love” tour starting October 20.

Monday, August 5, 2013


The television mogul addresses issues with hair for the September issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, candidly confessing, ‘I’m in the same boat as most every other woman.’

Oprah Winfrey tackles a hairy situation in the September 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
The cover that states, "Let's Talk About Hair!" shows the entertainment mogul sporting a huge afro wig that reportedly weighed 3.5 pounds, according to Us Weekly.
"I wish I could say it was all mine. In fact, though, it's borrowed. And it feels like carrying around an extra head," Winfrey said. "My own hair is shorter, not quite so spherical, and a lot lighter. But that doesn't mean it never gives me grief. When it comes to hair, I'm in the same boat as most every other woman."
The 59-year-old television host said there's one thing that all women can relate to when it comes to hair.
"We love it when it looks great, we can't stand it when it looks not so great, and we all want it to tell the world something about us."
The nearly 4-pound hairpiece she adorns on the magazine's cover could very well be telling us that she has a strong head on her shoulders.

Winfrey's longtime hair stylist, Andre Walker said "it wasn't easy" to find the eyebrow raising wig but he eventually got the help of "The Voice" stylist Kim Kimble.

"When I told her about my predicament, she said she had created a wig I could borrow," he recalled about the hairpiece that was delivered in bubble wrap and a custom-made, bright pink travel box to New York City June 1 for the photo shoot.
"For almost 30 years, I've had the luxury of a hairdresser, Andre Walker, who loves all kinds of hair textures and adores everything," "The Butler's" star wrote in her monthly "What I Know for Sure" column. "Hence this month's cover; we call the wig I'm wearing Wild Thang!"
In fact, Winfrey's longtime friend Gayle King thought it was more suited for a cartoon movie turned Broadway play.
"Can someone put on the soundtrack to 'The Lion King?'" she joked.
But the OWN Network's boss lady is taking it all in stride and remembered the many looks she's done with her hair over the years.
"During the 'Oprah' show years, we used wigs intermittently to give my hair a break from the daily grind of styling," she recalled. "Had Andre not had the foresight to do this, I probably wouldn't have a single strand left today -- an unthinkable state of affairs for a girl with my (no pun intended) roots."


Taraji P. Henson attends Women's Health Hamptons 'Party Under the Stars' for RUN10 FEED10 at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in Bridgehampton, New York.
Fan favorite Bruno Mars hosts TAO Nightclub in Las Vegas.
Ciara arrives at 'Ditch Fridays' at Ditch Pool & Dayclub at Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Miss USA Nana Meriwether attends Women's Health Hamptons 'Party Under the Stars' for RUN10 FEED10 at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in Bridgehampton, New York.

Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart attend CW Network’s 2013 Young Hollywood Awards presented by Crest 3D White and SodaStream held at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA.
WTF..? Interesting outfit for church! Britney Spears attends Sunday services with her boyfriend David Lucado in LA.  Looks like stripper couture.

Christina Milian looks gorgeous at the Viva Diva Wines LA Launch Party at the Revolve Beach House in LA
Toys! Jessica Alba takes her daughters Haven Warren and Honor Warren to a toy store in Brentwood, CA.
Jennifer Garner takes her three kids Violet, Seraphina and Samuel to the Los Angeles Museum in LA.
Nicki Minaj arrives to film the music video ‘Love More’ with Chris Brown in LA.

Chris Brown gets to work filming his latest music video ‘Love More’ in Hollywood.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Raven Smyone is off the market, Former child star Raven-Symoné is planning to walk down the aisle with her girlfriend.
Earlier today, the “Cosby” kid finally came out on Twitter.com by tweeting: “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.”
No one was surprised that Raven finally admitted her sexuality. The National Enquirer outed her and “America’s Top Model” contestant AzMarie last year. The tabloid said Raven-Symoné, 27, was planning to wed AzMarie, 24, in NYC, where the couple shacked up in her $11,000-a-month apartment.
In response to the claim, Miss Symone tweeted, "I'm living my PERSONAL life the way I'm happiest. I'm not one, in my 25 year career to disclose who I'm dating. And I shall not start now."
The 27-year-old continued her online rant with, "My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I'm datings to know.
  I'm not one for a public display of my life, however that is my right as a HUMAN BEing whether straight or gay. To tell or not to tell. As long as I'm not harming anyone. I am a light being made from love. And my career is the only thing I would like to put on display, not my personal life. Kisses!"
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