Saturday, June 30, 2012

#LamarOdom is back with his L.A. Basketball team-- The Clippers!!!


After spending a disappointing season as a Dallas Mavericks, Lamar Odom is going going back back to Cali Cali!  That's right, Odom has been picked up by his L.A. team--The Clippers.  If you remember, Odom was first drafted by the Clippers in 1999.  He spent seven seasons as a Laker, and now he is headed back 'home'. 

I am sure he and Khloe are happy to be going back to Los Angeles, even if its not back with The Lakers.  Hopefully, Odom will have a better season here. 

Mag Tag: #KanyeWest for #AnjaRubik's '25' Mag!!! [VIDEO]


Kanye West teams up with Anja Rubik for the launch of the new magazine '25'.  Photog and director devised a clever way to introduce the new publication--through video!  And we all know how much Yeezy likes his 'facetime'.  The debut edition's theme is all about EROTICISM!  And we know Yeezy knows a thing or two about that topic.
According to New York magazine's The Cut blog, where the clip debuted on Friday (June 29), the video is dedicated to the first issue of 25, which "focuses on erotica from a woman's point of view." The issue was shot completely by female photographers including Emma Summerton, Annie Leibovitz and Corinne Day. The new magazine also showcases profiles of influential women in the fashion industry, including Liya Kebede, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Roxanne Lowit.

West and Rubik have been friends for some time; she has appeared in both Paris runway shows for his women's collection and was even referenced on his "Way Too Cold" with the lyric "Dinner with Anna Wintour/ Racin' with Anja Rubik/ I told you mother----ers it was more than the music."

Rubik shared the process of creating the video with Kanye in an interview with New York magazine. "It's funny. We talked about porn looks these days, and he agreed with me that there's no porn out there that is beautiful aesthetically and integrates fashion to make a beautiful image," the model explained, before adding, "I thought it would be really interesting to make it seem like we were entering Kanye's head. It's not pornographic, but it's very sensual."



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Scientology the root of Katie/TomCruise Divorce!!???


Katie Holmes blindsided her soon to be ex-husband Tom Cruise with divorce papers, but now more info is coming out about the split.  It seems that Scientology may be at the root of the couple's divorce! 

It is known that Cruise is deeply rooted in the Scientology faith, but Katie never whole-heartedly accepted the religion, although she has ties to the church.  Sources say that Katie and Tom had been arguing for months over Suri, and her involvment in the church.  Suri is of age now where the religion would make a great impact on her, and Holmes did not want that.  Katie is seeking full custody of Suri. 

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Saturday Slingback: #Adele-'Chasing Pavements' - Adele announces PREGNANCY!


Just yesterday, the beautiful and talented Adele announced that she is with child.  She wrote the following on her official website:

Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx

Congrats go out to the pair, and in honor of the joyous announcement, the Saturday Sling Back song goes to Adele with her American debut single, 'Chasing Pavements'
DIG IN!



Adele 19 - Chasing Pavements [2008][SkidVid]_XviD by delitdeconscience

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#LaurynHill pleads GUILTY to TAX EVASION!!!

Singer, Lauryn Hill pleaded GUILTY to tax evasion charges on yesterday. 

The starlet was in a Newark New Jersey, courtroom with 3 charges against her for not filing her income taxes.
Hill pleaded guilty to failing to file federal returns between 2005 and 2007, despite an income of more than $1.8 million primarily from film and recording royalties.
Hill could face YEARS in jail because of this.

News of Hill's hefty tax bill broke earlier this month, and she was quick to respond to the news, releasing an open letter to her fans explaining her decision to retreat from both society and family during this period of time. "For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground," she wrote.

"I kept my life relatively simple, even after huge successes," she continued. "But it became increasingly obvious that certain indulgences and privileges were expected to come at the expense of my free soul, free mind and therefore my health and integrity."



Her sentencing date has been set for sometime in late November. She was released on $150,000 bail.

Friday, June 29, 2012

BLINDSIDED!!! #KatieHolmes FILES FOR DIVORCE from #TOMCRUISE!!! Wants FULL CUSTODY of Suri!


After 5 years of married life shrouded in mystery and rumors, Katie Holmes has officially filed for divorce from Tom Cruise!!  Katie filed the divorce docs in New York on June 28, citing "irreconcilable differences." She is asking for sole legal custody and "primary residential custody" of the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

Tom's rep has released a statement saying, "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out.

Katie's attorney, Jonathan Wolfe released a statement saying, "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family."

Wolfe adds, "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."

The last time Tom and Katie were seen together in public was back in February. She did not attend any of the "Rock of Ages" premieres.
So did you see THIS ONE coming? Well it was only a matter of time before this union would break, in my opinion. Story developing.....

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'Magic Mike' Hits THEATERS TODAY!!!! [Video]






The craze for the 'Magic Mike' movie is almost at fever pitch range now.  And with that, there is another teaser for the stripper movie that flaunts a whole lot of SKIN!  .  Take a look!















'Magic Mike' hits theaters TODAY!!





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#BETawards12 is coming!-What's your FAVE Moment? Top 10 BET Awards GREATEST Moments! UPDATED! #betawards

In a little over 24 hours, the biggest and brightest will flock to The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, for what has become arguably the greatest night of urban/pop music showcase.  That's right, the BET Awards 12!  One of the highest viewed awards show on television.  It's hard to believe that BET has been putting this fete on for 11 years already! Where did the time go?  There is one thing that can be said about the annual event and that is you never know just what to expect.  We have come to expect the unexpected, really.  We know we will see the biggest, latest and brightest stars put their best feet forward, but there is always a special twist or surprise that will have the viewers talking for days after a the water cooler.  So without further fanfare and accolades, let's just take a look back at some of the most memorable BET Awards moments since its inception in 2001.  Some of you may disagree about the order that these moments may fall, but at the end of the day, this is how I see it in MY mind.  So take a look and pick out your faves!







10: Christina Aguilera honors Whitney Houston!



Christina wows the audience with her rendition of Whitney's

'Run to you' as Houston goes on to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award.



9:Destiny's Child offer 'Lap Dances'













Destiny's Child, offer up lapdances to 'unsuspecting' men from the audience as they perform their megahit 'Cater 2 U'.  The lucky 3 were Terrence Howard, Nelly & Magic Johnson back in 2005's show.

8:'Fire & Desire' Teena Marie and Rick James reunite!







This was a spastic, off the cuff performance back in 2004, but still memorable in its originality.  The two icons, friends, lovers, reunited for one night only and gave the world

'Fire & Desire' for the last time.





7:Alicia Keys embodies 'GIRLPOWER'!



















Keys brings the powerhouse girl groups of the 90's to centerstage for her set at 2008's show! Alicia performs with EnVogue, SWV & fills in for Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes in TLC as they perform 'Waterfalls'.





6: FUGEE-LA The Reunion of THE FUGEES!!!









The supergroup The Fugees rocked the stage together at 2005's award show!  The group has disbanded and pursued solo careers.  Amidst all the rumors of bickering and hard feelings amongst the members, the group surprised all the fans when they came together as one to revisit some of their classics.

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5: 'Redemption Song'- Chris Brown embodies MJ!

























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I remember being backstage ans seeing parts of this as it was going down.  It was eerie at how spot on Chris came to mastering Michael Jackson's choreography.  This perfromance was definitely a turing point for Chris and for the fans.  I know my bestfriend BRILLION-A-MILLION is rolling her eyes so far into the back of her head right now by me saying this, but Chris really tapped into some deep-rooted emotion for this performance!  This was a genuine display of loss for MJ and for everything that Brown himself had endured.  This was the tribute that the fans were watiting to see since MJ's passing.  And Brown so wanted to do this the year before when we lost Michael.  It was magic in the moment and i do believe this was Chris' 'redemption' song.  Shortly thereafter, the fans he had lost, and media re-embraced the artist back into good graces after his domestic trouble with Rihanna.



4:The Reunion of 'Good Times!



Janet Jackson Bet awards 2006 by bmjw06

It was great to see the 'kids' from 'Good Times' together again on one stage.  It was PRICELESS to see Janet GLIDE across the stage to join her castmates.



3:Beyonce SLAYS BET Awards.. not once but TWICE!























Beyonce opens the 2003 BET Awards with 'Crazy in Love' accompanied by non other than JAy-Z!












If it aint broke why fix it? Beyonce and Jay-Z rock out again at  2006's fete!  The hip smack is priceless!











2. Janet Speaks on behalf of the Jackson Family on Michael's passing.





Janet Jackson rend hommage à son frère aux BET... by Nouvelobs

This was so moving and touching.  This shows how strong the BLACK family really is!  Janet was brave and strong enough to be the voice for the Jackson Family at the untimely passing of their beloved MJ just days before the show.  Stephen and crew at BET revamped the entire awards show to be a tribute to the life and times of the immortal, incomparable Michael Jackson!  I applaud Janet for her strength and the BET crew for their ability to go on despite such a tremendous loss!



1.  The two greatest entertainers share a stage!



















































I am not sure how BET managed to pull off such an epic melding of two icons, but this moment was pure magic!  There are no other words to describe it.  A once in a lifetime sort of thing that just happens when all the planets, stars, and universe are aligned for one night! Genius!



James was on point, MJ was on point! What else can you say?  It was sheer pandemonium in the audience.  Everybody was out of their seats in disbelief!  The Godfather of Soul sharing the stage with the King of Pop! Epic! Timeless! Priceless.  Hats off to Stephen Hill and the BET family !





Wow, did I do 10 already?  I can't believe that, I have so much more!  Let's add two more, in no particular order. 



HONARABLE and i do mean honarable mentions!



Prince & Patti!



This moment almost did not happen.  BET had been trying for years to get Prince to come to the fete to accept his Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2010, he finally accepted and was lauded by none other than Miss Patti Labelle!












 Patti does her signature 'shoe kick' and Prince graciously accepts the shoe!



































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And my last Honorable mention of the day, and this is not a diss to any of the BET AWARDS hosts--they all have been great. But my all-time fave was Mo'Nique!  Mo'Nique is real, she tells it like it is and is not afraid to 'go there'. Mo'Nique shows the world that the 'big girls' can 'work it out too.  Mo'Nique takes on Beyonce!






























And of course::: HONORABLE mention for one of the HOTTEST performances came from Kelly Rowland at last year's show:





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1st Single from #KellyRowland's 4th solo disc expected to impact TODAY and guess who it features!!?

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Pop/R&B Diva, Kelly Rowland must live by the ole adage, "if it's not broke, why fix it?"  The international starlet is poised to capitalize on the success of 'Motivation' and the gold-selling 'Here I Am' disc.  Sources say, Kelly will drop the 1st single from her not-yet-titled 4th disc today!! The single is entitled, 'Ice' and guess who is the guest feature on the single........
Well let me give you a hint--it's a GUY.

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Who Knew? Did you Know #Prince & #RickJames once had BEEF?? Vanity6 vs The MaryJane Girls


I guess you don't really know anything until you research it.  That's just what I did yesterday as I was updating my iPod.  I remember thinking a song that was actually by The Mary Jane Girls was a Vanity6 song.  I mean they both came out in the 80's.  The two groups both wore lingerie outside of their clothes and they both were connected to a black man that wore thigh-high red boots at some point.  SO..... I researched the songs a bit a found that back in the 80's before beefs were really beefs, Rick James and Prince had BEEF with each other.  You want to guess why?  Well i'll just tell you.  It went a bit abit like this, and of course as always , the beef was over women. 

Okay, back in the 80's when Rick James was at the height of his fame, he decided to spread the wealth and come up with a female version of himself in the form of the Mary Jane Girls.  The provactive, racy group would go on to span several top 10 hits.  Around the same time Prince, decided he wanted a feamle group as well, so he put togehter Vanity6 with Appolonia as the frontwoman.  They had the huge hit 'Nasty Girl'.

Rick James accused Prince of stealing his concept and thus one of the 1st 'beefs' formed.  The ladies even had personal run ins and often took shots at each other in magazines.  The beef probabaly would've been bigger had their been the Internet, but oh well. 

But you have to admit, the two groups do have alot of similarities.  Let's take a look:

Created by Prince
*Multi-racial group members: Brenda Bennet Denise, 'Vanity' Matthews, Susan Moonrise.
*Each member portrayed a ccharacter"
Vanity:Sex-Vixen
Brenda:Chain-smoking 'lesbun'
Susan: Cute, 'innocent-type'
In 1984, Vanity was replaced with Patricia 'Apollonia' Kotero


Created by Rick James
*Multi racial group
*Members: Joanne McDuffie, Candi Ghant, Kim 'Maxi' Wuletich, Ann 'Cheri' Baily.
Each member portrayed a character:
JoJo: tough, street chick
Candi: glamorous, model type
Maxi: Dominatrix
Cheri: Valley girl
In 1985, Cheri Bailey was replaced by Yvette Marine

Rick James claimed that Prince stole his idea for a female group, but Vanity 6 was founded in 1981 while The Mary Jane Girls formed in 1982.... hmmmmmm????

Let's dig in the crates a take a look back... This jam has been sampled so many times, but here is the ORIGINAL::
'All Night Long'-The Mary Jane Girls

Mary jane girls all night long by oublierleracismeskyblog

'Nasty Girl'-Vanity 6

[1982] Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl from Nemesis on Vimeo.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

#MaryJBlige SPEAKS about the infamous #BurgerKing commercial for the 1st time!!!


The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige FINALLY speaks out about the now infamous chicken wrap commercial from Burger King.  If you don;t remember, there was a huge BACKLASH after the commercial was aired, and until now Mary had yet to speak on how it effected her.  But she sat down with Angie Martinez to talk about what she went through as a result of the mockery and internet outrage about something that she saw as a way to brand and market herself and the franchise.  Peep the INTRIGUING inteview RIGHT HERE!!!!!



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Close Call!! Supreme Court upholds affordable health care mandate!!


The narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld President Obama's health care law Thursday in a complex opinion that gives the president a major election-year victory.

The historic 5-4 decision will affect the way Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. It upholds the individual mandate that most Americans get health insurance or pay a penalty -- and it was the penalty, or tax, that ultimately saved the law.
Chief Justice John Roberts announced the decision that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans. He argued that the mandate is constitutional only because the penalty "functions like a tax" and is therefore allowed under Congress' taxing power.


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