Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Brangelina Are Over: Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce

via TMZ

None of us saw this coming.
According to TMZ, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce on September 15th, 2016 after being married for a little over two years.
The couple finally tied the knot in August of 2014. They've been together since 2005. As you all remember the couple made headlines because Jolie and Pitt met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith while Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston.
Brad and Jennifer eventually divorced, and Brangelina was formed with a gaggle of children with them.
The couple of six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox.
TMZ says the reason for the divorce was due to a conflict over the kids.

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and the trigger was a conflict over the kids, substance abuse and anger ... TMZ has learned.
Jolie filed legal docs Monday citing irreconcilable differences.
She's asking for physical custody of the couple's 6 children. She is asking the judge to give Pitt visitation. It's significant ... she does not want Brad to have joint physical custody ... only joint legal custody.
Sources connected with the couple tell us ... Angelina's decision to file has to do with the way Brad was parenting the children ... she was extremely upset with his methods. 
Our sources say, Angelina became "fed up" with Brad's consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and mixed with what she believes is "an anger problem" ... felt it became dangerous for the children.
We're told there was no alleged "third person" ... her decision to file was solely over Brad's interaction with their children.
Jolie, who's being repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is not asking for spousal support.
Jolie lists the date of separation as Sept. 15, 2016.
They married in August 2014. They've been together since 2004.
The last time we saw them together was in July when they took the twins, Knox and Vivienne, out for a birthday breakfast in West Hollywood.

Confessions of a Beauty Product Junkie: The Examiner.com Shuts Down

Back in July, the Examiner.com shut down.
However, I will continue to write about beauty products via this blog.
So, please stay tuned as I will always have a love for beauty products and the like.
I'm in the middle of re-vamping that portion of the blog, but it should be ready soon.

Thank you for your patience.

50 Cent Trolls Diddy and Ciroc

Instagram: @50cent

Everyone's favorite social media troll is at it again.
50 Cent took to instagram to slam Diddy's Ciroc vodka claiming fans of the drink have been played.
Ciroc is made from grapes, whereas 50's Effen vodka is made from wheat. Traditionally vodka is made from cereal grains or potatoes.

Personally, due to Circo being made my grapes and me always *trying* to be paleo...this fits in my diet. However, I'm terrible at choosing alcohol. 
NYE 2012 dubbed "Ciroc Queen" by friends bc they gave out tiaras.
Here's 50 aka Ferrari F-50 going in on the gram.

A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on

Kanye West on Instagram

We all love to hate him on Twitter and now Kanye West has finally joined Instagram.
Having only been on the social media website for two days and with only one photo, Yeezy already has 1 million followers.
Of course, the one and only photo he's shared is obscure art.

I want to see the selfies, 'Ye! 
Will this give his wife a run for her selfie money?

So, does this mean he's got his phone back?
Remember he got rid of it to let his creative juices continue to flow.

Kim Kardashian West Puts Wall St Journal On Blast for Ad Denying Armenian Genocide

Kim Kardashian West is proving she's more than just a pretty face and nipples .
The reality star wrote a blog entry on her website back in April and it was re-printed as a part of a full ad in Friday's New York Times. The ad was paid for by the Armenian Educational Foundation  to address the Armenian Genocide after the Wall Street Journal had an ad back in April that denied it. With the headline #STRAIGHTUP, Kim talks about how the Wall Street Journal's ad was paid for by the Turkic Platform, a pro-Turkey group,  and that it denies the genocide ever took place and blames the Armenians for the killings.


Money talks, and right now it's talking shit.
My family and I are no strangers to BS in the press. We've learned to brush it off. Lies make good headlines, good headlines make great covers, great covers sell magazines. But when I heard about this full-page ad that ran in the Wall Street Journal denying the Armenian genocide, I couldn't just brush it off.
The ad was paid for by Turkic Platform. I won't list the group's website, as I don't want to give them the traffic, but basically they say that not as many people died as historians say, and that the Armenians were to blame.
For the Wall Street Journal to publish something like this is reckless, upsetting and dangerous. It's one thing when a shitty tabloid profits from a made-up scandal, but for a trusted publication like WSJ to profit from genocide—it's shameful and unacceptable. Why is it that every time we take one step forward, we take two steps back?
Gawker asked the Wall Street Journal why they would run an ad like this. Their response was: "We accept a wide range of advertisements, including those with provocative viewpoints. While we review ad copy for issues of taste, the varied and divergent views expressed belong to the advertisers."
Advocating the denial of a genocide by the country responsible for it—that's not publishing a "provocative viewpoint," that's spreading lies. It's totally morally irresponsible and, most of all, it's dangerous. If this had been an ad denying the Holocaust, or pushing some 9/11 conspiracy theory, would it have made it to print?

Many historians believe that if Turkey had been held responsible for the Armenian genocide, and reprimanded for what they did, the Holocaust may not have happened. In 1939, a week before the Nazi invasion of Poland, Hitler said, "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" We do. We must. We must talk about it until it is recognized by our government because when we deny our past, we endanger our future. When we allow ourselves to be silenced by money, by fear and by power, we teach our children that truth is irrelevant. We have to be responsible for the message we pass on to our children. We have to honor the TRUTH in our history so that we protect their future. We have to do better than this.

Here's the ad in the Wall Street Journal which was in their April 20th paper:
The ad contains a link to a website called  Fact Check Armenia which basically denies that the Armenian genocide ever took place.
If you're unfamiliar with the Armenian Genocide, here's a brief description from History.com
In 1915, leaders of the Turkish government set in motion a plan to expel and massacre Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. Though reports vary, most sources agree that there were about 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the time of the massacre. By the early 1920s, when the massacres and deportations finally ended, some 1.5 million of Turkey’s Armenians were dead, with many more forcibly removed from the country. Today, most historians call this event a genocide–a premeditated and systematic campaign to exterminate an entire people. However, the Turkish government does not acknowledge the enormity or scope of these events. Despite pressure from Armenians and social justice advocates throughout the world, it is still illegal in Turkey to talk about what happened to Armenians during this era.

Back in 2015, Kim, Khloe, Kanye, North and some "K" named Kardashian brethren went to visit their Motherland for the first time. You can watch a re-cap here.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Throwback Monday

I'm lucky to see the Summer Sixteen tour this weekend! So, it's only fitting I choose a Drake oldie. However, this one got me in my feelings as YMCMB is kind of a mess right now. Who would've thought 7 years later from this song Birdman and Weezy wouldn't be talking?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Know Young M.A. and Listen to "OOOUUU"

Young M.A.'s IG@hennynhoes

You may have heard it on the radio, at the club or on Beyonce's instagram.
OOOUUU is the song of the summer and if you haven't heard it, you better get on it.
It reminds me a lot of Bobby Shmurda's Hot Ni**a. With the beat and the sirens blowing, it is reminiscient of the 2014 hit, but like this article on Inverse says, Young M.A.'s got bars.

So who is she?
M.A. stands for me always. Hailing from Brooklyn, M.A. is from the Bed-Stuy neighborhood once home to Biggie, HOV and Lil' Kim. The 24 year old credits 50 Cent as her earliest rap influence. M.A. claims she's been rapping since she was 9 years old.
Right now she's not signed to a major label, but I'm pretty sure this is going to be happening soon. She's a female rapper on the way to killing the game from both the males and females, which offers a fresh perspective rap fans haven't heard in a while.