As ANTM Cycle 10 comes to a close, Katarzyna was eliminated tonight leaving Fatima, Dominique, Anya and Whitney in the running of becoming the next queen of model real TV. Tonight threw a cute little spin into the competition but my girl Dominique is still hanging on strong. That child is as annoying as the Spongebob theme song, but she delivers.
Stay tuned to the TLT for the girl eliminated each week as 2 shows remain before the winner is crowned. I know I'm an avid reality TV hater... but there are some exceptions. Besides every girl has a few guilty pleasures. Plus that damned Tyra sucks me in every week.
Just like the Dion & Pilar show on the Oxygen Network. That show is just too many things.....and so many that I must devote an entire post to that right there.
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Alicia always delivers on stage, this is no exception. Check the video below....
NOTED QUOTE comes from Kimora Lee Simmons. She says,
"I would be very proud to have a baby. So it will come soon. I think about it all the time, and it's something that's a very exciting prospect for me."No wonder the divorce was on the top of her to do list recently.... Mmmm Hmm Kiki... you aint slick!!!
Check the pics of Rihanna leaving a mall in LA after getting her finger lickin' good on at KFC....
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Reports came out this week that Jennifer Lopez was set to do a new show for the TLC network which was to feature her entrepranual side as well as her mommy side, giving us a glimpse into life with Max and Emme and all that is JLO as well. People.com reports that
“The recent show Jennifer Lopez plans to produce for TLC is not a reality show,” says her manager, Simon Fields. “It’s a show that will track the creation, production and eventual launch of a new fragrance. Jennifer will appear in a creative, entrepreneurial capacity and will absolutely not feature her children and family life.”I don't know how successful the show will be sans the twins, but hey I wish her will in the endeavor although I must briefly bring up her crash and burn reality series 'Dance life'. Hopefully this one does a little better.
Will you be checkin for the JLO show on TLC????
For all you Roots fans of old the new LP will definitely be something to look out for.
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LUDACRIS opened his new restaurant called Straits Atlanta with head chef Chris Yeo last week. His new business venture will serve Singaporean cuisine in the heart of the ATL.
Three snaps and a afro pat to Luda for stepping outside the box on this one....although not that fair -- you know black folk love rice and what not!!!
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VANESSA & ANGELA SIMMONS are just takin this Pastry line of theirs and running with it. They have a new summer line out featuring the White Copper Pastry and the Strawberry Creme Pastry. I have to say, I am excited to see the plainer shoe design aimed for the older stylerista.. like myself.
To see more of the Pastry line including handbags, apparel and more shoe styles go to their official site here -- PASTRY KICKS
[photos court of pastrykicks.com]
I just.... oh Lawd, I need heads bowed in a moment of prayer for this video. Is that a bag of red Kanekelon hair braided into his rows? He just sooo needs to stop trying, like for real! Oh goodness gracious, just watch...
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Anyways, moving on....
Check the official video for their singles "Like Me" here.....
And check this performance on the morning show KTLA. This live performance is tres mediocre and definitely less than par in comparison to their videos for the songs. Check it...
Upon the arrival of my husband from his 15 month term in Iraq, we've emerged briefly from our vacation hiatus today and so having said that.... I am back!
So look forward to your daily dose of all the stuff that keeps you busy at work while your hardly working or whatever you may be up to during the day.
And so, let's get right to it....
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‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist.”
Keys, 27, said she’s read several Black Panther autobiographies and wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck “to symbolize strength, power and killing ‘em dead,” according to an interview in the magazine’s May issue, on newsstands Tuesday.
Another of her theories: The bicoastal feud between slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was fueled “by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing.”
She clears up her statements when interviewed on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and gives the real reason why she wears the AK-47 jewelery. Listen to the interview below.
As the release date for Ne-yo's third studio album 'Year of the Gentlemen' approaches(June 24), here is another single from the singer/songwriter 'Let's just Be'. First off, let me just say that I am more impressed from the things he pens than from the things he sings. That being said, I am feeling this track. The mid includes the trademark smoothness we can expect from Ne-yo but embracing a more R&B sound than the leaks we've heard thus far which sport more of a pop feel. Nothing by Ne-yo ever leaves my mouth watering and making me beg for more, but this is still one of the better tracks I've heard from this new project. I'm not expecting this new album to be a smash but I'm hopeful that there will be more tracks of this flavor on the playlist.
Listen to the track here: Ne-yo: Let's Just Be
And tell me... are we tastin' it or tossin' it??......
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- One Shot
What do you guys think of the performance?
I love me some Kimora but she does get the stank-a-dank award of the day for the 'tude in this clip.
RUSSELL SIMMONS was recently out and about with his daughters Ming Lee and Aoki Lee enjoying a little daddy/daughter day out. Those two little girls have got it made in the shade-- you hear me! Their mom, dearest Kiki, spoils them head to toe and not to mention that Aoki looks and seemingly acts just like her mother, a little modeliva in training & their dad is a mega mogul and answers their every beck and call.
Watch out for these tiny princess divas in the making ya'll. I'm just saying.....
As if ballet dancing wasn't hard enough, you want to add live music that could change every time you rehearse it. Hmm... I dunno. It was probably a sight to see live I, however speaking from a dancer's point of view, am not feeling the video of this too much. Big Boi didn't need to be on stage, he could have performed on a side stage or something but he took away from the choreography by standing right in front walking back and forth. There were some beautiful moments there that couldn't really be given justice.
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In related news, The Empire State Building will be lit in Mariah's album colors (purple, pink and white) from April 25th - April 27th.
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Monica has recently left a voice mail on her fan site MonicaSoul.com on the progress of her new album 'Lessons Learned'. She dishes that the album will have a late year (August) release with no first single chosen as of yet. Producers she will be working with: Babyface, Polow da Don, R Kelly and Ne-yo. The LP will have 12-14 tracks and she will be looking forward to taking her boys Laroco (2) Romello (3months) with her on tour to promote the album. She's got more than enough material for at least a mediocre tour although she's not the greatest mover on stage but she can blow it live. Not to mention, she is definitely determined to get back in there I mean she just practically gave birth.
Something that perks my eye, she is launching her little boys' clothing line "Regions of Rock". OMG, I love that. It's so hard to find little boys clothing that is cute. I know I will be on the look out for that as you should be in your 'region'. I'm sure there is a little boy in your life that you could hook up ATL style.
RAVEN-SYMONE has a new acoustic inspired track out produced by Stargate. As an entrepreneur, actress, and even a role model.... I can respect what she's got going on. As an artist, I just can't take her seriously. For instance, when I hear this track I think they'll probably be a video soon for it playing during the wait time between shows on Nickelodeon. Like I see her and immediately think 'That's so raven". Maybe because I have children and nine times out of ten my television is glued on Nickelodeon like a spider on a glue trap. Anyways, I don't hate this, I don't love it, but she's defintely playing to the market that adores her with this one and I guess you can't really go wrong with an acoustic track these days.
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Raven-Symone : In The Pictures
Of course there is a So So Def remix for about every song in creation and Cherish lends us there's from the song Killa found on the Step Up 2 movie soundtrack as well as on their second LP The Truth. I have to chime in on a comment from a previous remix that was posted on this one. So in order to have a remix, we have to throw a worthless rap verse in there and a couple of co-signs from Tiny Tim and were in business. Umm, I think not. In this case and in most, the original is way more appealing that the remix but I just write the reviews. Again, I'm not totally in love with this song but I appreciate that the girlies can actually sing and despite that synthesized beat that is actually incredibly annoying -- at least the vocals are on point.
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Cherish : Killa (So So Def Remix)
View the music video for the original version HERE
Mya explains that her first love had always been tap dancing and those of us who knew her from around the way know that she has always been a dancer, before a singer. But, despite her years on hiatus, she does her thing in this spot which pays homage to legendary tappers like the Nicholas Brothers.
Being a dancer myself, I know how difficult tap dance is so even though I'm not really into primetime reality programming... I may watch this just for her.
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Venus Williams says she will be sidelined indefinitely from tennis but has not said why.
Williams withdrew from the Bausch and Lomb Championships at Amelia Island, and reportedly made a trip to downtown Jacksonville to see a doctor.
"I've just been having some issues that I need to resolve, so I'm working on that at the moment and I'm hoping to be back playing as soon as possible," Williams said. "I'm not going to get any further into it, but of course I love the sport."
Last week Williams lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
Williams says she still wants to attempt to play the French Open in late May.
"Of course I want to be there (for the French)," Williams said. "I don't want to be at home watching on TV. Watching this week will be enough on TV, so hopefully not too many more weeks."
JANET was spotted cruising through Japan's Narita International Airport. This is the first time we've seen Ms. Janet since her bout with the flu which postponed American touring/promotions for her album Discipline. Here she's seen at the start of her 3-day Japan promo for the album after which her US promotions will resume.
Good to see Janet out and about and looking well. Too bad Tiny Tim (aka JD) wasn't with her....he was probably hiding behind those flowers she's carrying, but I digress...
DAWN (of Danity Kane) & QWANELL ( of Day 26) were spotted looking all cutesy and lovey dovey at a party on Tuesday night.
Looks like the hook up we saw occuring on the reality series MTB4 wasnt just for show. Like I've said previously, Que is my underaged casanova so I'm not hating.
He was a third of the 1980s R&B trio LeVert and son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert. His brother Gerald died unexpectantly in 2006 at age 40 of an accidental drug overdose.
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R.I.P Sean Levert!!!! May heavens gates await you......
I guess black babies can't get pimped for millions apparently because still no takers of the 2 million that Tameka wants for first official pics of the baby.
Maybe next time.
Well here she is,
If you guessed JADA PINKETT-SMITH well then, you would be correct. Now, why she has got those Set it off poetic justice style braids in her hair again... chile I don't know. But, she's still looking casually chic in her everyday gear. I think I love me some Jada just because she's tiny... and if you know me, you know that adjective is appropriate.
At least we know why her daughter Willow was sporting the exact same braids at the Kids Choice Awards with Dad....
Like mother like daughter apparently....
So it seems the details of the newlyweds Beyonce and Jay-Z's (whose wedding has still not "officially" been announced by either party's reps) wedding included......
Frisking the guests for guns and blades! I guess whoever said that love doesnt hurt.... doesnt know any of Jay-Z's friends. The UK Mirror reports that, "guests were instructed to leave mobile phones and cameras at home....but 3 guns were left in an amnesty box outside Jay-Z's Tribeca apartment."
The source also reports that, Jay "made and emotional speech....Bey serenaded her new husband....when the newylweds' hit 'Crazy in Love' came on, Bey did a raunchy dance for Jay and the couple made a mad dash to their crystalfilled bedroom a little before midnight."
The party reportedly lasted well after 2am and with the couple going to get that consummation on right before midnight shows that Jay was hurtin' something terrible after that three week no booty rule B put on his behind prior to the nuptials. [Source]
I see why it didnt take them 60 days to get married...... 1 day is too many for some men but 3 weeks, I know he was not having another second of that Bootylicious banishment!