Meagan Good was seen out last night with her boyfriend NFL baller Thomas Jones leaving the Crown Bar in West Hollywood. I'm starting to believe the exact same thing as Natasha over at YBF.com. Meagan Good is wearing these damn YSL Leopard heels just to piss people in general off! Do ya'll realize how many times that she has been seen out wearing these damn shoes? Hell, I've covered her I don't know how many times on here wearing them... and as a matter of fact... probably wearing this same damn outfit! I mean damn, I have a favorite pair of shoes that I like too, but I don't wear them everywhere I go! At least give us a different shoe Meagan.
The Obama family has made another cover; Life & Style magazine is featuring the future first family in their latest issue which is available now. Although Barack is going to be the most powerful man in the free world with the busiest job, the one job that he loves the most is being a father to his two daughters Sasha and Malia. Obama has expressed concern about missing out on many of the precious daily moments in his children's lives. You can read all about it in the issue! Go get it!
President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration is looking to be a huge star-studded event. Beyonce has been tapped to sing for Barack and Michelle’s first dance on Inauguration night, according to the Associated Press. But the mystery remains as to what she’ll be singing. “It is our hope that we can keep the song secret until the moment,” Presidential Inaugural Committee spokeswoman Linda Douglass told the AP. Meanwhile, Beyonce will be joining her husband, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Sting, Faith Hill, will.i.am, and Maroon 5 for Tuesday night’s Neighborhood Ball, where Jessica Alba, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Walsh will be presenters.
Well I'll be a monkey's auntie!!! Congrats are in order for Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou -- they're reportedly expecting their first child together.
Us magazine broke the news, sourcing a close friend of the couple. The 33-year-old Kimora Lee has two daughters, Ming Lee, 8, and Aoki Lee, 6, with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, whom she officially divorced in 2008, after being separated from him for some time. She met Djimon in February 2007 and the two hit it off.
When asked in September if she wanted more kids, Simmons told Us, "I would love to. I practice everyday."
Okay... I already love NBC's sitcom "The Office", and putting my husband on their makes it even better, even if it isn't going to be a regular full-time role.
Idris Elba will appear in six episodes of the NBC sitcom "The Office" later this season.
NBC made the announcement Thursday afternoon during its portion of the TV Critics Assn. press tour in Los Angeles.
While details are being kept under wraps, NBC did say the actor will play a no-nonsense hire at Dunder Mifflin's corporate office who rankles Scranton branch manager Michael Scott, played by star Steve Carell. I soooooooo can't wait!
Days after Deshawn Snow revealed to Essence magazine that she had been dropped from the upcoming season of her former reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta", her cohort and mouth of the south Ne Ne Leakes gives her two cents as to why she thinks Deshawn was booted.
“She wanted to be a part of the show,” NeNe Leakes told MomLogic.com. “Production decided they weren’t going to option her for the second season. I think the reason… is that she wasn’t as outgoing or talkative as we were. We’re drama queens and to roll with us, you’ve got to be a drama queen.”
Well no -ish Sherlock!!!! Like we didn't know that already!
“I didn’t see it coming,” DeShawn told Essence on Wednesday. “I was shocked because I just talked to them in December about the new season.” She admitted she wasn’t the most dramatic member of the cast’s quintet. “I’m not the type to go ‘television’ and start acting crazy because somebody’s talking about me,” she said. “I suppose the show took a different direction and they no longer see me as the right fit.”
One woman who’s been rumored to replace her is Usher’s wife, Tameka Foster, but the R&B star’s spouse told the New York Daily News she wouldn’t be on the show.
“Although [Bravo] approached me, and I was flattered by the offer, I will not be joining the ‘Real Housewives’ cast,” she told the paper. Damn!!! Even though I don't care for this chick, she would have made the show even more dramatic... ya'll know that!
Bravo is indeed looking for new housewives in Atlanta for the show, a rep for the network told Access Hollywood, but would not confirm any casting rumors. As for NeNe – she’s keeping the drama going, even if it’s just over her hairstyle.
“On the show I did have long hair and I did have extensions and people would say, ‘She’s got a weave,’” she told MomLogic. “Well, honey, I’m not denying it. I love weaves. I’m not denying it. I never once said ‘I’m not wearing extensions.’ Fellow ‘Housewife’ Kim Zolciak was trying to make an excuse for wearing a wig.”... Damn that Ne Ne ain't right!
I think I might actually be watching this new season of CBS' 18th season of their hit show "Survivor". Only because my favorite SWV member is going to be on there. Thats right folks... Mrs. Taj George will be on Survivor showing us her physical agility skills. I'm sure she has some, especially being married to such an outstanding former NFL star such as Eddie George. But it makes me wonder... why is she resorting to reality shows other than the one she and her husband had on TVOne titled "I Married A Baller". Do they need the money or is she trying to make herself relevant again? Either way, it's still good to see her. I love her personality. She seems so down to Earth.
It is so sad how people try to profit off of other peoples success, but in a negative way! Oprah is the latest victim. I do recall her saying before that she experimented with drugs back in the day, but didn't get specific as to which ones!
Apparently, an pre-Stedman boyfriend by the name of Randolph Cook, who once upon a midnight weary, actually dated Winfrey has wrote about the sordid details of their escapades with drugs in his book "The Wizard of O":
“Oprah made a “rock” of cocaine and baking soda in the tube and heated it, a method known as freebasing.
“[Oprah] then put the lit torch on the rock, inhaled and held the smoke in her lungs for a long time. When she finally exhaled, she began to shake violently as she put the pipe down, she had trouble catching her breath and her eyes got big as saucers.”
We smoked at least a couple of times a week. Sometimes we would smoke up until her limo was waiting to take her to the studio to perform her show…”Randolph Cook’s relationship with Oprah was in 1985 and he asserts that it was Oprah who first got him to use cocaine. Randolph had previously sued Oprah for $20 million dollars in 1997 when he blamed his inability to sell the book the first time around on no one in the publishing industry wanting to cross the namesake of Oprah’s Book Club. Collusion was never proven but as far as Oprah smoking crack, that actually has been publicly acknowledged. Here’s Oprah herself from a 1995 episode of her show:
“In my 20’s, I’d done this drug and I know exactly what you are talking about.” She said the drug use occurred while she was an anchorwoman on a television news show. “It’s my life’s great big secret. It was such a secret because–I realize (with) the public person I have become–if the story ever were revealed, the tabloids would exploit it and what a big issue it would be.”
She went on to explain, “But I was involved with a man in my 20s who introduced me to the same drug that you’ve been talking about and, like Patrice, I always felt that the drug itself is not the problem but that I was addicted to the man.” She admitted: “I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t have done for that man.”
More and more people are getting into the spirit of what will be the biggest inauguration in United States history. Barack Obama and his family are loved world wide, and many vendors are trying to show their love and support by offering the public an opportunity to share in this historic event. Check out some of the things that they're selling below.
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Chocolate Declaration- $15 at obamachocolatesonline.com or by calling 1-866-323-0745.
Barack Barrettes- $10 available on Etsy.com
Barack Obama Coloring Book- $6 on inauguralcollectibles.com.
Unisex T-shirt by the House of Dereon- $45 at inauguralcollectibles.com. Proceeds from your purchase go toward the offset inauguration costs.
I know at least 60% of the ladies have tried to dye their hair some funky color at some point and time. Half of those ladies probably got it all wrong when they did it too. I have to raise my hand on that one myself. But if you're looking for a way to dye your hair and keep it shiny instead of looking dull and dry, try a cellophane hair treatment!
Cellophanes have been around for years! Thats the only way my mom would let me dye mine because it washed out gradually. A cellophane hair treatment is a semi-permanent hair "color" service without the actual color. Instead, it uses clear glossing agents to fill in weak or damaged areas of the hair shaft and seal the cuticle, creating stronger, shinier hair. It is commonly referred to as a "cellophane" treatment because it acts like cellophane (or saran wrap) for the hair. You can ask for a cellophane treatment at your next salon appointment or apply the treatment at home.
Steps for Home Use:
1. Shampoo with a clarifying shampoo.
2. Apply to damp hair evenly.
3. Sit under a dryer for 20-30 minutes.
4. Rinse thoroughly.
5. Shampoo (optional) and/or apply a deep moisturizing conditioner to soften. Let sit for 5 minutes.
6. Rinse and style.Voila! Your hair will be stronger and shinier! The rinse will last for 8-12 shampoos and will fade gradually with each wash. My favorite line of cellophanes are Sebastian Laminates Cellophanes in Clear.
After more than a year on the market and a $400,000 price reduction (DAMN!!!), Michael Vick's eight-bedroom home in the Atlanta area will go on the auction block if a bankruptcy judge agrees to the move. The imprisoned former NFL star disclosed the auction plans in a new financial disclosure statement filed in his bankruptcy case in Newport News. His lawyers are preparing a motion seeking U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro's permission to sell the house in Duluth, GA, to the highest bidder on or around Feb. 16.
Vick is serving a 23-month sentence at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., after pleading guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy. His lawyers are trying to get him transferred to a halfway house in Virginia, perhaps as early as Jan. 20 - six months before his projected release date.
"Upon his release, the Debtor will return to Virginia and will seek to rebuild his life and career," the disclosure statement says. The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last July, claiming assets of $16 million and liabilities of $20.4 million. Santoro last month rejected Vick's disclosure statement, which major creditors had criticized as insufficiently detailed, and ordered the new one.
According to the revised statement, real estate agents have shown the Georgia house more than 30 times to potential buyers and have aggressively marketed the property in publications, direct mailings and on the Internet. The home originally was listed for $4.5 million but is now priced at $4.1 million. The new disclosure statement reiterates Vick's plan to resume his NFL career, which hinges on Commissioner Roger Goodell lifting his suspension. Goodell has not said what he will do, and it's unclear whether a team would offer a contract to Vick, who once was the league's highest-paid player.
46 years after he gave his famous "I Have a Dream Speech" in Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. is finally being immortalized with his own memorial in our nation's capitol.
With the historic inauguration of the first black U.S. President coming a day after King would've turned 80, if he were still alive, the amount needed to build the memorial has almost been reached.
According to AOL's BlackVoices.com, more than $100 million has been raised in donations for the construction of the MLK memorial.The total cost of the memorial is estimated to reach $120 million, so there's still some financial ground to cover.
Former president, Bill Clinton, is one of the memorial's supporters, and revealed why during a fundraiser in Miami recently."I signed the legislation authorizing the memorial," he said. "I thought it ought to be on the National Mall because that's where he delivered his most important speech. ... Just nine days after my 17th birthday, and I could still quote that speech today. It changed America in profound ways."The MLK memorial will be build sometime this year, on a four-acre corner of the National Mall, on the banks of the Potomac River between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
To call them just another rap group that paved the way for todays "rappers" is to do a grave injustice to Run-DMC and the acomplishments that the legendary pioneers of rap have contributed to the game. The Hollis Queens natives, are among the latest class of inductees to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Run-DMC is only the second rap group to make it in, the first is Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, which was inducted back in 2007.
"This year's class of inductees truly represents what the Hall of Fame is all about. From classic artists that began their careers in the 50's and 60's to those that have defined the modern sound of rock and roll," Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President & CEO Joel Peresman said in a statement. "These artists demonstrate the rich diversity of rock and roll itself. We are proud to honor these artists and celebrate their contribution to rock and roll's place in our cultureappers are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Run-DMC joins heavy-metal band Metallica, guitarist Jeff Beck, soul singer Bobby Womack and doo-wop group Little Anthony and the Imperials in this year's inductee class. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson gets a nod as an early influence, and the sidemen inductees are Spooner Oldham and two of Elvis Presley's musicians - drummer D.J. Fontana and bassist Bill Black.
The induction will be held in Cleveland on April 4.
Hip-hop star Nas and his wife, singer Kelis, are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reported Wednesday (January 14).
A source reportedly told Us that the "Milkshake" singer is in her first trimester. "It's all they are talking about," the source told the magazine. "She is carrying hip-hop royalty! They are so excited." The source said mother-to-be Kelis already has a baby bump. Nas has a daughter, Destiny, from a previous relationship.
The couple wed in January 2005 after a two-year courtship. The New York natives were married in Atlanta, where they keep a home. Nas' brother, Braveheart member Jungle, served as the best man.
The pair raised eyebrows on the 2008 Grammy Awards red carpet. The rapper was in the midst of promoting his project, then titled N---er and later released as an untitled album, and his wife showed her support by wearing a jacket adorned with the racial epithet. Nas said their personal life isn't nearly as attention-grabbing. The two were set to appear in an MTV reality show about their life together, but the introverted rapper put the kibosh on the project before it could air. Nas cited privacy concerns, in addition to his marriage just being a normal relationship. He called their lives "boring" and said the only reality he was comfortable with was his music.
A Louisiana man, who said his son had been kidnapped by gunmen, is now behind bars charged with his child’s murder. Police say Danny Platt confessed to killing his two-and-a-half year old child. Danny Platt said he was under a lot of pressure. He apparently owed his estranged wife $4,000 in back child support. But there were no signs of stress when the 22-year-old father, accused of killing his 2-year-old son over the child support debt, went to pick up his little boy for a weekend visit, his mother said Sunday, according to CBS13.com.
On Friday, several hours after her son, Ja’ Shawn, left, Daniella Powell received a phone call. It was Platt. He said their son had been kidnapped and quickly hung up. Powell called back in disbelief. She said her husband gave different accounts of the kidnapping. She asked if he had called police. He said he had, but when she called authorities, they hadn’t heard from him.
Police said Platt made up an elaborate story about his son being kidnapped by three men armed with AK-47 rifles late Friday night. Platt eventually confessed to the killing, telling authorities he “would kill either his wife or his child before he paid child support,” Police Superintendent Warren Riley said Saturday. Later, he led police to the boy’s body.
He has been booked on a charged of first-degree murder, reports CBS13. On Saturday night, as he was being led to jail in handcuffs, Platt said he was under a lot of pressure and acknowledged killing his son, but disputed the slaying occurred solely over the debt to his estranged wife.“I’m sorry about killing my baby,” Platt told reporters. “I had a whole bunch of reasons.” Powell said Sunday the two never had any violent fights and Platt wasn’t going through any emotional problems.
“He knew what he was doing. He killed my 2-year-old son,” she said. Powell said her son’s body was found in a plastic bag at a park. She and her family were busy preparing her son’s funeral arrangements. “I don’t have money for anything. We are trying to come up with it now,” Powell said. Police said Saturday in announcing the arrest that Platt hadn’t seen his son in quite some time. Powell said Platt had taken the boy trick-or-treating on Halloween, but acknowledged they hadn’t spoken for a couple of months. However, she didn’t think it was odd Platt wanted to spend the weekend with his son. Ja ‘Shawn was excited about seeing his father, she said. “He went to the door and said, ‘Daddy’ when he came to pick him up.”
Usher Raymond IV is the latest victim of failed business ventures. Usher's The Inman Park franchise of the Grape opened in late 2006 and has closed, according to its parent company.
The wine bar, bistro and wine retailer, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, did not reopen once the New Year rolled around and did not renew its liquor license with the Georgia Department of Revenue. Currently, three local branches of the Grape remain: in the Vinings Jubilee shopping center, Phipps Plaza and Atlantic Station.
The Atlanta-based Grape Enterprise Group Inc., which both owns and franchises shops mostly throughout the Southeast, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November. When Usher first met with reporters at the opening of the Inman Park branch wearing a cabernet-purple blazer, his plan was to start franchises in locales as far flung as Shanghai and South America. Oooobviously that ain't happenin!
True, Lebron James can clean up well when he tries, but this is the best I've ever seen him look. Quite frankly, simply because it barely even looks like him. Lebron is on the February 09 issue of GQ Magazine.
Right about now, I'm sure you're asking yourself, "Who the hell is this chick?" Well for those of you who've been socially aware, you know her as Mary Jane aka "The chick that filed the restraining order against Shaq last year"! Long alias huh? Of course because no one knows her otherwise. Anyways, she's featured on this track by some dude named K.R.U.T.C.H. (???). Not sure if I'm feelin it though! Have a listen for yourself. Not sure about these homemade rhinestone stilettos either for that matter!
LISTEN: Big Money
How do you take a classic childhood game like hopscotch and improve it to the next level? You introduce Dream Beam to the world. I know every single last one of ya'll have played hopscotch as a kid right? Well if you didn't, it's still not too late. Although despite the somewhat ingenious improvement to the game, I'm a bit nostalgic when it comes to making my own hopscotch board
with my chalk or a good rock on the side walk.
Designer Hye-Lim Jeon created the Dream Beam, a device that projects the all too familiar four-squares and hopscotch courts without the mess of chalk all over your pants and shirt. It’s old school play done the 21st century way.
Former Destiny child member, turned solo artist, LeToya Luckett, is in the studio bangin out more tunes for her sophomore album titled, "Lady Love."
The singer just released the fist single off the album, "Not Anymore", which is written by Ne-Yo. According to reports, LeToya is teaming up with powerhouse producers Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, Polow Da Don, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Raphael Saadiq. The new set is the follow up to Luckett's debut album LeToya that was released in 2006. The project had huge success as the record debuted at #1 on Billboard Hot 200. It sold more than 165,000 copies in its first week. Aside from Beyonce, she is the only other Destiny Child member that has received this kind of success with an album.
Lady Love is expected to be available in stores on April 7.
It's becoming increasingly harder to hear Charles Barkley now. T-Mobile has pulled its commercials featuring the former NBA star and leave TNT game analyst in light of his recent troubles with the law.
"Given the recent developments, for the time being, we've replaced TV ads featuring Mr. Barkley with more general-market advertising," read a statement released by the mobile carrier, per the New York Post. "As he works through his personal matters, we will evaluate where to go from here."
Ya'll know those funny T-Mobile ads featuring Charles Barkley and Dwayne Wade for "Who's in your Fave 5?", where Barkley plays the role of mentor and good-natured harasser to Wade.
Barkley, who's been voted one of the 50 greatest NBA players of all time, was arrested early on Dec. 31 in Scottsdale, Ariz., on suspicion of drunken driving after officers allegedly spotted him running a stop sign. Tests ultimately showed that his blood-alcohol level was 0.149 percent, according to the Gilbert Police Department.
Last week TNT announced that its outspoken, Emmy-winning commentator was taking a leave of absence. He can't be mad at nobody but himself. And he wants to run for Governor of Alabama??? BOI STOP!
Out of all these... chicks... DeShawn was the only one with some dag on sense. In what has proven to be the most dramatic Bravo series, the people in charge have decided that DeShawn will be out for next seasons shows. If you watched the show, then you would know why she's out. She's not outrageous and all over the damn place like these other women are. She has a stable marriage, and has virtually no drama going on. So... to BRAVO execs... she's boring! They want more drama and bigger ratings, so guess who they'll be replacing her with???? *SIGH*....
The chicks that are in the running to be DeShawn's replacement... ugh!!! i hate to even say this first name, but Tameka Foster... yes, Ursh's wife, Radio personality and DJ Frank Ski's wife Tanya, and Dr. Jay's arm piece/girlfriend Dorys. Can you imagine the types of foolishness that will go down if Tameka is on this show? I might have to sit this one out!
We Love You Jennifer Hudson!
This is good news to everyones ears I'm sure. It been confirmed that Jen will be returning back to the public eye in front of millions! No, as reported before, she's still not doing the inauguration; But she is doing this years Super Bowl. I'm really surprised that she has decided to do such a big venue... not just in front of the folks in the stadium but everywhere!
This will be Jennifers first performance since the family tradgedy in October. The Grammy-nominated diva will be singing the National Anthem before the big gridiron game on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
We all know that Jennifer has what it takes to more than pull this off. She proved herself at the Democratic National Convention back in August 08 where she performed "The Star-Spangled Banner".
This year, Jennifer Hudson is up for four Grammys for her self-titled album, including Best R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song for "Spotlight" and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for her duet with Fantasia, "I'm His Only Woman."
Legendary West Coast rapper/producer, DJ Quik, recently announced his newest music venture, Quik's Groove, which will be a recurring live music show taking place in L.A.
The show will combine hip-hop and live instrumentation. The duration of the show is to span throughout the 2009 year, and will be kicked off with a special launch party on Jan 31 (Saturday).
Quik will be hosting and performing for the series at Los Angeles' popular Key Club venue, located on the legendary Sunset Strip. On a regular basis, Quik will be joined by an all-star line-up of surprise performers that range from funk to hip-hop to rock.
There won't be any shows in February, but they will commence March 9th (Monday), before contining on the last Sunday of every month throughout the rest of the year. In addition to the performance series, DJ Quik is also working on a collaborative album with fellow West Coast vet Kurupt.
Below are the dates for the Quik's Groove shows:
- Jan. 31st
- March 29th
- April 26th
- May 31st
- June 28th
- July 26th
- Aug. 30th
- Sept. 27th
- Oct. 25th
- Nov. 29th
- Dec. 27th
I told ya'll months ago that Jill Scott was married... and no one eeeeeever listens to me! Ya'll gon' learn that I speaks the truth! I guess now that it's been officially confirmed via Ms. Scott herself, everyone can roll with it. Anyways, as you can tell from the above pic... Ms. Jilly from Philly is very much indeed preggo. The soulful songstress is more than blissfully elated about the impending birth of her first child. Congrats again Jilly!
Okay... the above video is a song that comedien Mike Epps did last years titled "I Love Big Girls". You know, as a "healthy" chick myself, it upsets me a bit when I see these kinds of videos; Ones where the big girls are always portrayed as being hungry all the damn time, or shoving folks around being bullies just because they're big. If you know any "healthy" women then you probably know a few who don't really eat a lot at all. Or even some that have health issues like an over active thyroid which causes them to gain weight, etc... It don't matter though... cuz when these dudes can't get the love from the boney chicks they come running straight for us! But all the while claiming they won't ever do a big girl!!! Nicca please! Anyways, Apparently Bow Wow is jocking Mike Epps' style on the song. Below, he did a video with the same concept, same beat and all! Which do you like better? And do you really think Bow Wow jacked the song? Either way, do better Bow!
Can you guess what this is boys and girls? That's right... it's your worst nightmares come true! More trash t.v., this time featuring that annoying as wanna be Brandy's little brother Ray-J. *BARF* I told you guys a few months back about this being in the works. I was reeeeeeally hoping that it was just a rumor, at the most that it got cancelled before it hit the air.
The show is titled, “For The Love Of Ray-J”. 14 ladies will all compete for little ass Ray-J. Unlike all the other umpteen "Love" shows on VH1, Ray J has already given the ladies their names. I swear, all this is soooooooo original... NOT!The show premieres Feb. 2nd at 10:30/9:30pm cst.