“Rihanna gave specific instructions about Chris’ gift,” designer Jason Arasheben told OK!. “She was very particular about wanting the cross to match his other jewelry.
The jeweler also sold 19-year-old Chris the gift for his Barbados-born beauty.
“He went for the heart theme,” Arasheben explained. “He said, ‘She’s going to love this because she loves hearts.’”
JENNIFER HUDSON was spotted out and about in LA in this bee-licious frock. Okay, there are like seventeen things wrong with this get-up and those shoes are just one... not to mention those shiny skin tight-tights that look jsut double wrong.
Clearly, she aint gettin' no sex in nobody's city looking like an overgrown bee hive. Lawd help this chile!!!!
GARCELLE BEAUVAIS-NILON was spotted out and about with her twin boys recently looking pretty beat down. Being a mother myself, I would hate to have the paps catch me in my usual mommy-gear.... cuz it is tres unattractive. She could at least run some Pink Oil Moisturizer through that head, put it in a ponytail and went on with her day instead of coming out like that.
But, we'll give you a pass this time Garcelle.
Entreprenuer-fab Tyra Banks covers the New York Times Magazine, where she is being compared to Martha and Oprah.
I'm not really feeling this picture, looks like someone shoved a stick up her rear....not to mention she's looking a little RuPaul-esque in this shot too, looking extremely tranny. Ahem.... but anyways, the pure notion that she will become a legend like the two she is being compared to is not only noteworthy, but a HUGE accomplishment in itself....even if she never gets a big.
Curious as to who's house address that is? Well, if you were an avid watcher of the long running NBC comedy 'The Cosby Show' (like myself :) ) then you would know that is the address of the Cosby house. Bill's daughter Erin is auctioning off the sweaters worn by Heathcliff Huxtable (played by Bill Cosby) in an auction to raise money for her the charity fund in her brother Ennis' name, who prior to starting doctoral studies was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997.
The auction is scheduled for June 2-12, with minimum bids set at $5,000.
If I had that kind of money laying around, I'd be all over this. I'm such a Cosby fanatic it's ridiculous. And those of you who arent big on the show, check your local listings, re-runs are on every week day. Who knows, you may see him wearing one the sweaters on the show that are currently on the block.
BABYFACE and his dancer girlfriend Nikki Patenburg are expecting a new baby.
Kenneth `Babyface’ Edmonds is set to become a dad again - his dancer girlfriend is pregnant with his third child. The singer/songwriter, 50, has two sons with ex-wife Tracey Edmonds. Sources insist Babyface and his 35-year-old partner, Nikki Pantenburg, have no plans to wed. The baby is due at the end of 2008.[source]
Clearly we can see that old age doesnt mean that your not getting your Viagra on... mmmm hmmm
Just pure foolishness at its best here...fo sho!
Check the pics from the event below...
As if this child needs anymore exposure, Halle Berry was quoted saying that being a mother should bring her some good wholesome roles now and not just the sexy ones.
"I feel having a baby will open up a whole new world for me. I think I’ll actually find better roles, because I’ve gotten past being the ingenue and sex symbol."
"I’m definitely going to work less. I used to put so much pressure on myself to succeed that it often made me very unhappy in my personal life. I felt on the verge of burning out three or four years ago."
Check the video below as Shaniqua accuses Fiddy of hiring a killer....
ASHANTI seems to be hot on the promo trail, covering this week's Jet magazine. The R&B Princess' album 'The Declaration' is due out June 3rd (this tuesday) and from what I hear is quite impressive for the likes of Ashanti.
Check the album cover below...I know I'll be lookin' out for the release....
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS was seen at the Chanel’s Concept Boutique opening in LA yesterday, rocking Christian Louboutin pumps and a very intresting looking dress. It reminds me of a basket weave or the top of an apple pie. I love this chick to death...absolutely fab, but her style sense has me raising my eyebrow a little bit.
What ya'll think of her ensemble.......
Rapper 50 Cent's Long Island, NY home burned to the ground last night in what is reportedly being labeled an arson “because of the intensity of the fire, and also being that who belongs to the house,” according to an article in today's NY Post.
According to the article.....
The blaze occurred just days after a heated confrontation inside the woman’s attorney’s office over the home. 50 Cent does not live in the home and apparently wasn’t there at the time.
Six people including the rapper's ex Shaniqua Tompkins and their 10-year-old son Marquise, were inside the Dix Hills home and were taken to a hospital suffering smoke inhalation. Police later said they were treated and released. A firefighter also suffered a minor eye injury, officials said.Investigators from the Suffolk County arson squad were called to the scene after Dix Hills Fire Chief Larry Feld deemed the blaze suspicious. The fire was reported at 4:59 a.m. and was extinguished about 45 minutes later, Feld said.
Read the full article in the NY Post here....
NEOSHA, member of the girl-group Cherish, tied the knot with her long time boyfriend of 6 years Jason in a small intimate ceremony in Cocoa Beach Florida. ESSENCE magazine was on hand to document her big day and interview the two on what brought them together and how their love has lasted the test of time. Nonetheless, congratulations to the two
To read the full story click here
In the meantime, check out the wedding pics from the beachside wedding. Also, pay close attention to that very interesting photograph wedding cake shown in one of the pictures. Very interesting.
Now that I got that over with, please watch and comment.....
Check the video for yourself...
...Cuz Kimora done cleaned up house over at Baby Phat and Phat Fashions. Rumor has it that Kimora has fired long-time publicist BJ Coleman (shown about with Vanessa Simmons, Kimora's niece) and faithful employee James (both regulars on her Fab Lane series on The Style Network) from both franchises. The two have been with Kimora for years and when asked of an insider close to Kimora why she would fire such loyal employees, they responded with "She's just like that."
The shock rocked the fashion industry as folks struggled to try and figure out the business savvy behind that one. But allegedly, the reasoning behind the hack was that Kimora got wind that both were interviewing elsewhere, therefore forfeiting whatever loyalty or non-compete clause they were under.
Man, I would hate to get on that chick's bad side....
Folks over at The YBF caught up with James and asked if the rumor as true and he responded
"Yes, it’s true. I’m no longer with Baby Phat or Phat Fashions."And when asked if this came as a surprise he says:
"I’m just as shocked as you. I was just as shocked when I found out."
Seems Ms. TYRA has got a new business venture. A show called Stylista. Tyra's "Stylista" follows fashion fans as they compete for a job at Elle magazine, according to Variety.
According to sources, Banks and Mok are executive producing the series along with Eli Holzman, Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha. Mok’s 10 by 10 Ent., Banks’ Bankable shingle and Magic Molehill will produce with Warner Horizon.Also, the "Girlfriends" spin-off "The Game" will return for a third season and pair up with "Everybody Hates Chris" in a Friday lineup the CW reports.
CHECK OUT A CLIP OF THE SHOW STYLISTA BELOW....
USHER made a statement to Entertainment Weekly on his thoughts about his mom not showing up for his wedding.
"My mother made a decision not to come to my wedding because she didn't really agree with my decision. I don't know why. She's never told me and I've never asked her. It hurt me very much not to see her there 'cause I would've liked for her to be there, not to mention that I paid so much money for her to be accommodated and her behind didn't show up. But just as she's made stands, so have I."
I want to know what these stands are he's made, cuz it looks like wifey runs the show from where I sit, but I'm just saying.....
JAY AND BEY have finally made their first purchase as husband and wife. No doubt in my mind a statement to all those who think they wont stay together. When in doubt... buy joint property.
Anyways, the mansion is not quite as large as the one Mary J bought a little while ago in Saddle River, NJ but is still a house to be reckoned with. The home in Scarsdale, NY (the same place the marriage license was issued) is a modern colonial property measuring 15,000 square-feet sitting on 2 acres in the quiet community... but get this, that mega home is still NOT the BIGGEST house on the block according to TMZ.
Can we say living (ridiculously) large!!!
When you get a moment, send a prayer XZIBIT's way. His newborn son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, was born prematurely last week. After a difficult week of survival with underdeveloped lungs, the little one ended his struggle and passed on according to the rapper's Myspace blog.
Our condolences and wishes for peace goes to Xzibit and his family!
Read the rapper's Myspace entry here
RAY J was reportedly thrown out of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in D.C according to TMZ. The reason you ask.... well, they found drug stuff in his room after security was called because of the loud noise coming from the room. Allegedly he had a stash of marijuana and a club drug called "boat" stashed up in there. When asked to leave the premises, Ray J pitched a fit and his own people had to come and escort him out of the building.
Wondering where Ray J stayed... oh don't fret, the Holiday Inn had plenty of room for Ray and his entourage. Reps for the singer say that this did not affect Ray J personally, that it belonged to some folks in his crew.
Mmmm hmm... you ain't got to lie Craig!
All I'm saying is.. this is the same dude shown above throwing his hard game at Whit right? And your surprised he smokes the boat...........
TERRANCE HOWARD is sounding like a lot of fathers we know with precious little girls. When he caught wind that his 15-year old daughter Aubry was dating a classmate that he didnt approve of he uhmm... intervened ( for lack of a more appropriate word) and told her she had to get rid of him.
WENN reports that:
He says, "She's supposedly in love with some guy. I made her break up with him and I've threatened to kill him. I was like, you picked a green fruit from the tree that's far from ripe." And Howard ensures he keeps a tight-leash on his beloved kids - warning Aubrey she will be cut out of any future inheritance if she is not "obedient". He tells his daughter, "I've set a lot of things aside for you, but those things are only yours as long as you're obedient to me."
However, the actor has put a crafty plan into action to make sure the teenager doesn't fall back into her unsuitable relationship. He adds, "She's OK now. Though, I'm sure he's still kind of her boyfriend. This summer I'll take her off to another country where her phone won't work, and he'll start dating someone else."
Yea so..... I so believe him and hopefully for both thier sakes, she dates someone she approves of. But I have to say, excluding her from inheritance because of a dating choice... hmm, that sounds so de-progressive. For now, okay shes 15 not really an ideal age to be dating but who says 10 years from now he wont be trying to pick her husband. Anyway, he's still sexy even if he is a little off in the head
A NEWSWEEK exclusive article features the new title "Hiding in Hip-Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry and exactly what that means for the world of hip hop/
The title was written by Terrance Dean, a former MTV staffer, who uses this new book as a tale of life inside Hollywood's secret gay subculture, and hip-hop's place within that world. He doesn't go as far to name any names, but you internet savvy folks out there should have a ball on Google trying to piece together exactly who these prominent hip hop artists are who participate in this "underground" world. He says "There's a New York R&B singer who often opened for Jay-Z, caught the ears of Death Row Records and has worked on Broadway. A member of a rap group that changed hip-hop with its "philosophical rhymes over hard-core beats" who then went solo to achieve chart-topping success, eventually landing the lead in a movie. (He's also married.)"
Dean gives a detailed and R-rated account of the down-low life, gay sex parties and secret societies, where some of hip-hop's major artists openly sleep with men, only to go home to their wives and girlfriends at the end of the night.
Editor of Mediatakeout.com even verified that several times a week there a tips given to the black celebrity gossip site with news of this caliber but without the ability to prove any of the allegations, most of it doesn't make it to print.
This seems to me like a Confessions of a Video Vixen... with a twist. The title is on shelves now, so go cop you a copy if your all but curious about the undercover life of hip hop.
Read more here
BENNY MEDINA manager to Usher, Tyra Banks and many others has released an official statement squashing the rumor that Usher and Tameka have filed for legal separation.
"It's 100% not true. Usher and Tameka are currently traveling in Europe together as a family on his promotional tour. This rumor is completely false."Also, Hot 107.9 midday radio diva Mz Shyneka spoke with Tameka Foster Raymond yesteraday regarding the rumors that her and hubby Usher have split. Her exact words to Mz Shyneka were: “All my haters wish that on us but it’s not true at all. We are happy!”
Well there you have it... straight from the horses mouth. All I'm saying is, when TMZ does an exclusive with the separation papers, I'll be over here shaking my head saying I told you so. Something doesn't sit right with me about those two but... for now, I wish them happiness.
USHER recently was a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show giving not only dance lessons but life lessons as learned by the Burn-man himself. When asked about what he thinks about being a father Ursh says:
"He is my reason for living, As an African-American, to be there for my child is so important when there are so many young African-American kids without their fathers. I just want him to grow up to be as wise as he can possibly be, kind and open hearted. [Fatherhood] changes everything about me."
When asked about his wife Tameka he says "She's built up ... the foundation of who I am. I want to see more men standing with their women. I want to see more men be open and honest about where they are in life." You know, I want badly to believe that, but as stank as she acts in public I'm just not so sure if I can put my stock in that one Ursh.
Usher appears to be happier than ever and promoting his most "amazing project to date" just seals the deal. I'll just say this though -- I wont be surprised if I see him on Divorce Court like Gary Coleman was.
[photo: Warner Bros/ source: People]
Check the video below...
Is it really a booty call if he comes to you....even if it's at 11pm???
As we ponder, check the clip below and go see the movie which hits theaters May 30th.
LL COOL J comes with a new one 'I Cry' featuring Lil Mo. It sounds a lot like the hook from a song from a few years ago by Ja Rule with the same name. Hmmm.....
Anyways, the synthesized sound doesnt really appeal to me but I've always loved Lil Mo's voice so I think above anything, her singing the hook and bridge is mainly what attracts me to this song. LL's lyrics are extremely shallow too... "If I were a pastor, I'd preach for you girl...." Uhmmm, I'm sure without looking that hard I could find at least a dozen other reasons for a pastor to preach but hey.. maybe I'm digging too deep.
Seems this blogger is extremely critical on new music these days as music nowadays dont hold a candle to the music of yesteryear. But hey, I'd rather live in a lifEtime filled with nostalgia than folk parading around promoting bad music.
Anyhow, check the new song below. Let me know what ya'll thinking....
LL COOL J FEAT LIL MO - I CRY
Check the video below...
Check the video and tell me what ya'll thinking
Also, check the cameo of JoJo's brother Diggy, with his cute little self.....
Check the video below.....ya'll feeling the new look and sound??
Seems Ms. Kimora wants to play dirty with the divorce proceedings. Tailing reports that she is trying to block Russell from gaining joint custody of the two Kimoraette's Aoki and Ming Lee, it now seems that Russell is threatening to air Kimora's lesbian extramarital affair if she won't play nice.
Additionally, Kimora is steaming in her stiletto's over learning Russ bought current girlfriend Porschla Coleman a townhome in Soho - 2 YEARS AGO!!!
Russ doesnt strike me as the type to play Kimora's little games being all zen and in harmony with the inner man and all that but hey, push any man far enough and there's no telling what he'll do to see his kids. Besides, that's one thing Ive always said about Russ - his love for those girls can even be seen by an outsider. Using them as a bargaining tool - mmmm, I'm not too down for.
What ya'll think???
This boy know he needs to be ashamed of himself for even being caught quoted like this but nevertheless... I just bring the news. Check out the quote below...
“I don’t do too many (drugs). I just smoke weed and drink. But I’ll never fuck with no more coke. It’s not about the bad high, it’s just about the acne: Cocaine makes your face break out. I’m a pretty boy.”
After the news that Ne-yo's newest album, Year of the Gentlemen, will be pushed back from its original June 24th release date due to the label's new two single pre-album strategy, a new track "Trouble" has surfaced to keep us. This track follows the same vibe as 'Closer' of which I was and still am not feeling. I'm not a fan of the R&B/Pop?Funk/Danceclub type tracks that he seems to be sampling. Hopefully this song will be embraced better than the first single.
Listen to the track - Neyo: Trouble - HERE
Janet took a break from her touring and promotions to attend the flagship store launch of Alexander McQueen Boutique in Los Angeles. The ensemble is like a professionally tye-dyed kimono with a belt. I just don't know... maybe she was going for the eclectic look who knows or maybe Tiny Tim picked it out but was too small to realize that it wasn't all one color....?? I love me some Janet so I will briefly tolerate her inability to choose a less hideous ensemble and focus only on her natural fierceness...
What do you think of her ensemble??
The wait is finally over for us to hear something from the Oscar award winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson. Her album on J Records will hit shelves in September but in the meantime here is a newly surfaced track entitled 'Spotlight'. The track is slightly compelling but definitely not what were used to hearing from her. Jen has such a big voice but here it sounds a bit stifled to me. I'm sure we can expect some tracks that is classic Jennifer but appealing to those who think she over does it with the vocals, this will excite you.
Listen to the track - Jennifer Hudson: Spotlight - here
Check the performance below
What you think of the performance???
Hey, when you get a seal of approval like that from someone as clouty as Oprah.. man, your in there. Just ask Obama.....
Check the video below.
First off let me begin by saying... NO BOO BOO NO!!!!!!!
This child thought that she could seriously pull off that fire engine red hair without anybody saying something. She is practially 3rd cousins with milk chocolate and whatnot and this child thought that red would just blend in... I mean were we just not supposed to see it Fanny?? Lawd, that chile need some prayer!!
I think the person more in need of a moment of bowed heads is Simon... look at his face in the clip-- it speaks volumes. Let me just let you see for yourself....
Has Fantasia lost her ever loving mind or what????
CHRIS BROWN features Keri Hilson on the track 'Superhuman' which will be featured on Chris' re-release due out June 3rd. I'm feeling a 'No Air' vibe about this song but I guess it's okay. The instrumentation doesnt really move me but I guess it serves it purpose in the duet realm.
Listen to the track here: CHRIS BROWN FEAT KERI HILSON: Superhuman
Taste it or toss it???......
Check the performance below.... what you think of it??
Check the interview below...
WEEZY with a number 1 single on his hands comes back with the remix of 'Lollipop' which features Kanye West who raps about Dolly Parton and Doritos all in the same mix. Wayne brings new versus to the remix while keeping the same flava.
I have to admit I love the song even though most times I have no earthly idea what he's saying but hey -- somebody must, it is number 1 after all. And I must add this this a true remix... stays true to the original sound but brings a new flava... not make an entirely new song and throw remix behind it....
Check the remix here -- LIL WAYNE FEAT KANYE: Lollipop (remix)
Taste it or toss it??....
Ashanti comes with another song, 'Body on me', from the new album which is featuring her boo Nelly and Akon. That little instant message sound... not sure if that's part of the track but its annoying none the less. Otherwise, the track is okay. I don't really expect anything mind blowing to come from Ashanti anyways seeing as though personally I think her vocals are just par at best. Akon and Nelly give a song that would otherwise fall flat its much needed flavor.
Listen to the track here...... ASHANTI: Body on Me
Are you tastin' it or tossin' it???
Check the pics of the party below...
I'm so about to be on this plan. I mean if dear Halle can get back in pre-fab shape even after getting all fatted up from carrying her baby girl Nahla for 9 months.. then we all can benefit from this. Take a look at her workout plan below....
WORK IT OUT....Halle works out for 60 minutes, five days a week with trainer to include three cardio segments – on the elliptical, as well as kickboxing and then a stairs or hill climb – then also does a strength-training routine that include abdominal work and leg exercises.
EAT IT UP.... Halle also is eating lots of vegetables, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates, as well as drinking a large quantity of water.
Hey, we see it works so let's get to it. I'll let ya'll know how it goes once I finish this bucket of KFC I've got sitting here!!! I'm saying -- nobody said it was an easy road...
And here we have another episode of the Young, Restless & the Colored. Al Reynolds, Star Jones' ex, is saying that he's heartbroken over the split. In a Myspace post he says that, "I know in my heart that I entered my marriage with love and the best of intentions and leave it with great sadness that it didn't work."
Yea Yea... cry me a river. He's probably upset because he can no longer benefit from the money, attention, connection, cars and fame that comes along with being married to someone with as much clout ( or at least she had some clout at one time) as Star.
In the same Myspace post he shares, "If you think you are having a tough day, may I propose you walk in my shoes for a few hours," he writes. "In my mind, it feels like 'Dump on Al Month.' And I'm not having fun yet. I have been called a gigolo, a freeloader, unemployed, a sham and many other things that don't bear repeating. People on television, radio and the internet have spoken disparagingly of my life, my sexuality, my career and my integrity."
You said it best yourself Al and I guess we all learn a valuable lesson here... keep folks out your business and then you wont have to worry about all the foolishness.
As the newlyweds continue on the quest to find better things to do with their time other than bore us to tears about thier tender love for each other and all that other foolishness (*vomit *vomit)... the public displays of affection continue between the two.
Nick splurged on a 17-carat engagement ring for wifey and just last night rented out Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA to throw a suprise bash for his bride and 100 of thier friends. Needless to say, Mariah was falling all over her brightly colored hooker heels in glee upon her arrival... or so I speculate. According to People mad she said it was, ""The best surprise ever!".
First thing they did was get on a rollar coaster after Mariah, who has been recently seen in photos a little tipsier than usual, downed her glass of wine right before strapping in for the ride. "When they got off the ride, Mariah wanted gum so Nick unwrapped a piece and fed it to her," said a guest. "He is head over heels."
I wont be too quick to say they are head over heels in love but hey who am I to judge thier love, even though I know I was far from in love with my husband after only 6 weeks of courting... I'm just saying.....
[photo by Globe]
Rumors have been floating around that the ring Halle is sporting on her 4th finger-left hand is an engagement ring from baby daddy Gabriel Aubry. Sources close to the Oscar winner tell People Magazine that its not an engagement ring and that she bought it for herself. The ring is designed by Amrapali and the source says "Halle just saw it and thought it was beautiful so she bought it for herself."
Hey ain't nothing wrong with that. We all know she can afford to spoil herself and besides with that new baby around a little extra blingage never hurt nobody!
Fab it on Halle!!!