Thursday, April 30
Sad, sad news! It seems like, even without being in the public eye, industry couples cannot stay together as one. Nas & Kelis are the latest couple headed for a divorce. “I can confirm that she has filed for divorce, we request the media to respect her privacy during this very difficult time.” a spokesperson for Kelis told VIBE.
Nas and Kelis, who is 7-months pregnant, married in Atlanta on January 8, 2005 after dating two-years prior.
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And just to think, I thought they were the perfect couple. Clearly, things were different behind close doors to my surprise. The prominent factor in any relation is trust. It's been said that Nas was a cheater and highly abusive (verbally) toward Kelis, which ultimately ended their relationship. Why can't all couples be like Jay & Bey?...But then again, whose to say that their relationship is all peachy behind close doors.
By the look of things, the night had to have been Crunk!
Asher Roth apologized for the comment he last Friday via his Twitter account, referencing Don Imus’ infamous “Nappy Headed Hoes” line. The Suburban rapper issued this statement:
“The twitter situation was an immature attempt to poke fun at an infamously moronic joke. In doing so, I unconsciously stooped to the level of its originator, making it just as bad, if not worse. Pathetic. Lesson learned - nothing good can come from repeating hateful words, regardless of your intentions. Leaving no context in what was being said and being presented through text (no facial or vocal inflection) the sarcasm of the joke (or lack there of) was not properly perceived and left it purely in bad taste. I immediately apologized for my immaturity but the apologies and original post were deleted by my team in an effort to prevent more people from being offended. Unfortunately, the deletion of these statements led several people to believe that my apology was insincere, which is why I have made the decision to release this statement.”- Asher Roth
Thank God he manned up & took accountability for his actions. It definitely caused a bit of controversy in the hip-hop community.
Here is the rumored tracklisting of Black Eyed Peas' highly anticipated new album “The E.N.D.”:
1.Boom Boom Pow
5.Rock Your Body
7.Sing My Song
8.Simple Little Melody
10.Out of My Head
11.Valley of the Dolls
13.To tha Club
15.Smiling” (Bonus Track)
The pic above depicts six of the biggest models supermodels that have ever hit the runway: Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Claudia Schiffer. Three of which, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington, created their own supermodeling powerhouse: The Trinity.
It all started in 1986 when photographer Steven Meisel shot California teenager Christy Turlington for British Vogue. Within days, Turlington introduced Meisel to a teenage Brittish girl named Naomi Campbell, and he in turn introduced her to a Canadian named Linda Evangelista. “The Trinity” was born, and was soon a sensation on the runways and nightclubs of New York, Paris, & Milan.
The Trinity pushed for better wages for models and for better projects. Evangelista, who was called the founder of the supermodel union, exemplified the following quote:
“We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”
“I just think the term is used a little too loosely… After Gisele, I don’t think there’s been one." She is of course referring to Gisele Bündchen, the current highest paid supermodel in the world, and according to Naomi Campbell, the last supermodel in the world.
Until the supermodel resurges, we will always have supermodel reunions to look forward to, like this one from Vanity Fair:
How did you grade his first 100 days?
Not. I know you gotta do what you gotta do to support your kids. But after agreeing to do a sex tape just to disparage her baby's father, Rick Ross, I have absolutely zero respect for Tiallondra Kemp. Well now she's back on the scene airing out all of her and her son's business for a fur coat and a Gucci oval heel. Tia is preparing to release her tell-all book, Tia's Diary Deeper Than Rap: Clarity, Truth, And Exposure (WTF kinda title is that lol), and it's obvious that 50 cent is pumpin out some major dollars on this chick. She has a website that actually looks pretty decent, the cover is already done (see above), and she's got a link up there to pre-order the book on amazon. Check out an excerpt from the prologue below
I looked at my watch, it was 4:30pm on January 21, 2009, the day I had been waiting to come for eight months. It was the day of the deposition in the child support case I had filed against the father of my third son, William Leonard Roberts Jr. also known as the big-time rapper (not the notorious drug dealer, don’t get them confused) Rick Ross.I'm gonna be honest.... It actually looks pretty interesting. Check out Deeperthanrapbook.com to read the rest of the prologue.
I had started this battle against William 17 months earlier after our tumultuous four-year relationship filled with passion and pain. My lawyer Ileana M. Almeida had spent the last eight months trying to get Will’s lawyer Allan Zamren to make Will do the deposition for the case. They’d canceled two times already so I was surprised that William had finally showed up and was glad we were gonna to get things going. Ever since he’d become a celebrity, Will had been a different person. That mixed with his touring and promotions schedule and the life of a rap star is what made it so hard for anything in the child support case to move forward. His attitude also made things difficult.
Wednesday, April 29
It's Mid-Week... & about that time to give our Kiddunot reader's the questions you've been dying to answer...
After eight year out the game, Maxwell returns. Maxwell is back on the scene with a new video for his first single "Pretty Wings" off his Black Summer’s Night album. The album is due in stores on July 7. Cab't wait for this number!!
Tuesday, April 28
I included the group dance below where Lil' Kim was joined by Gilles Marini, Ty Murray and her partner Derek Hough as they formuled Team Tango.
The Queen Bee is 2 months strong and doing well. Last night she had the highest score on the scoring board.
I'm best known for my elusive style and my New York City smile. Both hard to define yet impossible to ignore. Many believe I've had that Hollywood ish done to my mouth-- but I simply call it perfection. I was blessed to have been born with a mouth most people pay for these days. Blame my creator!
Most of us get up in the morning, brush our teeth, and don't see the toothbrush til later that night--not good! Today I'm inspired to write a blog in the lifestyle section because I recently went to the dentist and came back with good reviews. I want to share & inspire others by giving ways of building better tooth care. Brushing, as well as flossing daily & properly, is one way of getting there. Using toothpastes and mouthwashes solely is not going to cut it!! It's dentist recommended, to brush at least 3 times a day - I try to brush after each meal (candy bars included)-If you can't brush your teeth after each meal, rinse with water or mouthwash...or simply chew on sugarless chewing gum. Flossing is just as important. Tho brushing is important, it won't remove the plaque and particles of food between your teeth and under the gumline as flossing does. The more you stimulate the gums, the less likely you are to have gum disease, fyi.
Now is not the time to trivialize the importance of your mouth. I hate talking to someone with bad breath, I'm unable to hold a conversation after that...and I like to talk, so you already know! Plaque on the teeth isn't cute either--I take pride in my teeth and so should you. Most people, when introduced for the first time, tent to look at a person's clothes and/or shoes--not I. I aim right for that grill. It's the first and last thing I remember
I can't promise you with a mouth piece as well as mine, but I can recommend ways to building better tooth care:
- See your dentist for dental checkups/cleanings 2 times a year, every 3 months if your teeth are not in good, to moderate condition.
- When you brush, take the bristles of your toothbrush & move in a circular motion, followed by topping the bristles on the edge of your gums and brushing in a downward position - this helps get the remaining bacteria left behind in your mouth, in which brushing or flossing didn't pick up.
- Floss Daily--curve the floss around the edge of your tooth and slide it up and down the side of each tooth. Also floss the back sides of your back teeth. Very important!
- Use a ACT fluoride rinse EVERY night before you go to bed and don't eat or drink afterwards. ACT is clinically proven to strengthen teeth, prevent tooth decay and prevent cavities.
I'm no dentist, but I know what it takes to keep that grill intact.
Monday, April 27
Fans of "The Baddest Chick In the Game" became a little more "Obsessed" this weekend. Obsessed(Beyonce, Idris Elba) racked in $28.5 million on it's opening weekend, beating out The Soloist(Jaime Foxx, Robert Downing Jr.) by a landslide which earned a disappointing 9.7 million. Obsessed bought in 10 million more than analysts projected, hushing the critics who say Beyonce couldn't carry her weight in a feature film. “This is the first film where she didn’t perform musically,” says Rory Bruer, Sony’s head of distribution. “And what a way to start. I think she showing there isn’t much she can’t do.”
Ne-Yo is Featured in the new issue of Green Magazine...
Which covers the Singer/Songwriters career as an artist. Discusses the year of the gentleman... and refusing to become another Trendy Casualty...
While many thought Kim Kardashian dyed her brown colored traces this weekend to a more Beyonce-like blonde, the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star confirms Monday morning that it's just a "wig."
It’s a wig! Did I have you fooled? I did a fabulous photo shoot this weekend and they put this hair piece on! I haven’t taken it off since, because I’m really loving the look. I’ve been wearing it around New York and everyone thought it was my real hair! It’s making me want to dye my hair and maybe go lighter for the summer. What do you think? Should I dye it for real? - Kim K.
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I like this color on her. It gives her more "star appeal". I say dye those traces for for Spring/Summer months and tone it back down in the Fall...What ya'll think??
PressPlay below to watch the first installment of Ciara's 'webisode' on YouTube. The best part of the video is the fact that she actually shows you exactly how she has grown as an artist and an individual.
She introduces us to her vocal coach (and actually lets us watch as she works with her), sings an excerpt from "Like A Surgeon", and does some dancing with her choreographer. Also, you'll get to meet some of her close childhood friends in ATL.
I can truly say that she has come a long way. Make sure to cop Ciara's Fantasy Ride when it hits stores on May 5th.
Sunday, April 26
Legendary actress Bea Arthur passed away on Saturday April 25, 2009 at her home in Los Angeles, CA. Arthur is probably most known by younger generations as the hilarious Dorothy from the Golden Girls. However, she actually had a career that spanned for almost seventy years.
I'm definitely going to miss seeing this woman on television. Bea Arthur came out when all entertainers could sing, dance, and act. Even as a comedienne and a Broadway star, she found success. Her most recent critical acclaim came in 2002 when she returned to the stage starring in Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends, a collection of stories and songs (with musician Billy Goldenberg) based on her life and career. The show was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.
She will definitely be missed
Saturday, April 25
This was a great interview! Bey has come along way since debuting as a lil' child star from Houston--her speech has improved a great deal.
He is a model, who as a child dreamed this would happen. William didn't just sit on his hands and wait for that dream to be fulfilled, he went out and made sacrifices to attain that goal.
Now, why do i bring this up you may ask?
Right now Sean John is looking for models for his Fall/Winter campaign.
William is in the running to become the face of this campaign.
So much like we did to get our new president in office, we need to use those same tactics again and VOTE!!
(same picture as above)
With his stunning bone structure and his immense eyes, he can definitely take this modeling industry by storm.
Check him out.
Friday, April 24
Nicole Lamarche, Miss California 2003 and now an ordained minister at Cotuit Federated Church in Cotuit, Mass, is speaking out against the current Miss California's stance against gay marriage, which she expressed in the Miss U.S.A. Pageant's Q&A portion of the competition.
"As a pastor and a former Miss California, I am often asked to interpret what the Word of God has to say on a particular subject. I am quite confident that God prefers that we human beings stick to speaking for ourselves. And yet there are occasions when God’s Word is used as a weapon, and I feel compelled to speak.
In the past few days, much has been made of the words of Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean. She stated that marriage is between a man and a woman. I write not in response to her opinion, but rather about her comments that followed: that the Bible condones her words. She said, 'It's not about being politically correct, it's about being biblically correct.' While this sentiment is shared by many who seek to condemn gay people and gay marriage, citing pieces of the Bible to further one’s own prejudice fails to meet the Bible on its own terms.
Most people seeking to condemn gay people point to the Book of Leviticus, where we read that men lying with men is an abomination. However, we rarely hear of other verses found in the book of Leviticus that are equally challenging. For example, Leviticus also tells us that eating shrimp and lobster is an abomination. And that a person should not wear material woven of two kinds of material—an impossible mandate for a pageant contestant!
In Paul’s letter to the community in Corinth we read, ‘For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church….’ And yet these words have not prevented Christian denominations from ordaining women, such as myself. Sadly, the Bible has been used to further prejudice throughout history. We have used it to permit ourselves to enslave people; to conquer and kill; and to denigrate the earth.
The truth is that it is difficult to know for sure the intentions of the biblical authors, but we do know something about God. Those of us who know God through Jesus of Nazareth know that he went to great lengths to express God’s love to people who were labeled as outcasts. He spent time with children, prostitutes, and lepers, all of whom were labeled as outside of the grasp of the Holy. As we continue to seek God’s vision for us as a nation grounded in a love for justice, I pray that we might move closer to the cause of grace.”
I couldn't agree more...
XSCAPE - Who Can I Run To
This week's Flashback Friday joint comes from the all-female group Xscape. Remember the group Tiny was once affiliated with?? How could you forget!! Xscape had the 90's on lock with a string of hit songs during my up bringing, but "Who Can I Run To" stood out the most to me.
Shout out to J. Cherry for this week's Flashback Friday joint.
D. WOODs SINGS for the FLy PEOPLE... from Rae Holliday on Vimeo.
Last Night, backstage at the Finale of Making The Band 4, D. Woods gave just a taste of we can expect from her when she drops her solo album later this year…HOT!
Shout out to the fly kids for getting this clip!
Behind the scenes at Lil Kim's "Download" video shoot from Miss Info on Vimeo.
Thanks to Bossip.com & their "highly placed source", it's being noted that the 24-year-old Virginia native, Trey Songz has his eyes set on former 3LW star Adrienne Bailon, and has been trying to get at her via Twitter. Trey Songz apparently has had a huge crush on the former Cheetah Girls member Adrienne Bailon for quite some time now.
"You remember meeting me before I got on? Like 03' In @troytaylor86 basement, Tneck NJ. I was secretly in luv with u," Trey wrote.
The source reports that Trey sends Adrienne countless direct messages like, “She’s so beautiful” & "f***ing gorgeous" just about everyday. The former Cheetah Girls member hasn't given into any of Trey's advances, she simply responds with "thank you" or a : ) (smile)
I thought Trey Songz was in a relationship with a dancer who he met on tour name Helen?....Maybe I missed the break-up, I don't know...But I know Adrienne is still dating Kim Kardashian's younger brother Robert Kardashian.
Look at Trey trying to get in them jeans and break up a happy home...Shame on you!!
In these clips, legendary singer-songwriter Prince speaks candidly to PBS's Tavis Smiley about the shady recording industry, being teased as a child & his song "Feel Better, Feel Good, Feel Wonderful."
Watch the full interview Monday April 27th on PBS (Check Your Local Listings For Showtimes.)
The premiere for the fatal attraction triller- Obsessed was held Thursday night in NYC. Momma Knowles, Janice Combs, Kim Kardashian, Chanel Iman, Kevin Liles, Russell Simmons, Anthony Anderson, Naturi Naughton, and Bey's co-star Idris Elba all were on hand for last night's red carpet. The event was held at the School of Visual Arts, hosted by the Cinema Society and MCM.
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Thursday, April 23
For all of you Marvel fans looking forward to Iron Man 2 set to release May 7, 2010. Expect a big surprise. The green eyed bandit Terrance Howard will no longer be apart of the cast. He has been replaced with Hotel Rwanda's Don Cheadle.
What do you think?
Artist: Tynisha Keli
Song: Conversations with God
Some may be familiar, some may not...But I've followed this artist for a number of years. She is currently unsigned (strangely enough), but her vocals are RiDiCuLoUs...Everytime I hear her voice i get chills-- see I told you, raw talent at it's best!
Take a Listen..
Beyonce stopped by The TODAY Show this morning to chat about her new role in the thriller Obsessed (opening this friday), her upcoming summer tour, and of course she touched on that horrible screeching audio that's been making heat waves on all the blogs recently. She also performed a great version of "Halo."
Before making her apearance on The TODAY show, Beyonce stopped by The Late show with David Letterman Wednesday to do the same: chat about Obsessed and perform her hit "Halo."
Spotted: Lady GaGa headed to Hakkasan restaurant for a late night dinner.
Those boots!...and that lipstick lol...Lady GaGa is tipping in a racy pair of thigh high lace up boots and a look to kill. I like it randomly lol..
Wednesday, April 22
Remember last summer the fashion trendsetter spoke with British Vogue and told them that his tattoos no longer fit in his "lifestyle".... and that he was going to try a new tattoo removal procedure to get rid of them?!? Well here is a photo of Skateboard P in the first procedure of the surgery. This procedure involves applying replicated skin over old body art.
I heard they grow the skin for you & they sew it on you...
Now that's seamless!
WHY WEDNESDAY'S BEEN GONE FOR A MINUTE, BUT NOW IT'S BACK WITH THE JUMP OFF... YES IT'S BACK...& WITH A TWIST...IT'S NOW "WHAT! & WHY? WEDNESDAY!" . THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT MAKE US ASK WHAT & WHY IN THIS ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY...AND WE'LL LAY EM' OUT FOR YOU EACH WEEK....
WHY IN THE HELL HAS "WHY WEDNESDAY" BEEN GONE FOR SO LONG?
WHAT THE HELL IS RICK ROSS SMOKING, TATTOOING THE STATE OF FLORIDA ON HIS FACE?
'WHAT IN THE HECK IS GONNA HAPPEN ON THE SEASON FINALE OF
"MAKING THE BAND" WITH ALL OF DANITY KANE MEMBERS PRESENT?
WHY WHY WHY IS TWITTER SO DAMN ADDICTIVE?
WHAT THE HECK DID TIFFANY "NEW YORK" POLLARD DO TO PRODUCERS OVER AT VH1, TO BE GETTING ALL THESE DAMN SHOWS?
WHY DO I HAVE A FEELING WE'LL BE SEEING A LOT MORE OF "DANGER" FROM "FOR THE LOVE OF RAY J" NOW THAT SHE'S ENGAGED TO NICK CANNON'S BROTHER??
Beyonce will be making an appearance on David Letterman's late night show tonight to perform and talk about her new movie, Obsessed, in theathers this Friday. Beyonce also commented on the fake 'Screeching' tape we posted here the other day. Click here to hear how Beyonce feels about it.
Rihanna is back in our "Who Ran It" segment....This time she is up against Kim Kardashain. The two recently rocked the same patent leather Maison Martin Margiela boot with the cut-out instep. Rihanna pumped in her boots last month in New York City while out with Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Brandy. Kim K. touched ground with her pair yesterday at JFK International Airport in New York City.
So Who Ran it?!?!?
Forget about Kanye, get into that watch..Freaking bananas!! When I grow up, I wanna be like Kanye. He be sh*%in' in the most simplest ways...
Spotted: Kanye West attending the Vanity Fair party for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival April 21, 2009 in New York City
Images of Chilli's new photoshoot with famed photographer Derek Blanks have hit the net. Chilli is looking gorgeous too!
Could someone grab the age on this girl. She NEVER seems to age. She has looked this way sine I was was a child.