Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kim Kardashian West Apologizes to Fans After Telling Them to "Get Over" Jeffree Star's Racist Remarks


Drama in the makeup world!
It's no secret that makeup artist Jeffree Star was called out in the past for his racist behavior. Recently, Kim Kardashian West told fans to "forgive" the makeup star after her fans dragged him for making fun of the way KKW displays swatches for her new powder contour palette.
However, in turn Kim got dragged for defending Star so she took to social media to apologize to her fans:



The whole drama started on Monday.  The reality star debuted on social media her new powder contour palettes. With various Snapchat and Instagram stories, Kim shows off each palette's colors by using her arm and two other people's.
However, they weren't very flattering and makeup maven Jeffree Star called her out:




After these tweets, KKW fans began to drag Star and bringing up his past regarding video's leaked of his racist rants.
From there Star replied:
 
It didn't take long for Kim to jump on Snapchat to defend Jeffree. She acknowleged that she's new to the makeup swatch game and even her makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic to help her.











Deadpool 2 Stuntwoman Identified After Fatal Accident

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Joi SJ Harris, the first licensed  African American female road racer in the United States, is being identified as the stuntdriver who died while onset of Deadpool 2.
Harris' death prompted lead, Ryan Reynolds, to issue a heartfelt statement via social media:

Harris was filming in Vancouver for the Marvel film's sequel when she lost control of her motorcycle for a scene, jumped a curb and hit a building.

Filming has been stopped temporarily while the crew mourns the loss.

Harris has an impressive resume and background.
Here's more information on her racing career and what an inspiration she was to women in the field.

Taylor Swift Wins Assault Lawsuit Against Groping DJ

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Courtroom sketch of Swift's testimony via CNN.com
A jury in Denver sided with Taylor Swift in her assault lawsuit against DJ David Mueller.
The six-woman & two-man jury found Mueller guilty of groping Swift. They ordered Mueller to pay her $1 in damages per her lawsuit against him.
The photo of the alleged meet & greet where the assault took place
via TMZ

The incident happened at a meet-and-greet before a 2013 concert in Denver, Taylor accused the DJ of grabbing her backside under her skirt.
Mueller then sued Swift claiming the accusations had caused him to lost his job. He sued Swift for up to $3 million, saying the allegation cost him his job, then came Swift's counter suit for assault and battery.

After her victory, Swift released this statement:


The verdict ended a 6-day trial in which the singer's bodyguard and mother testified.



Monday, August 14, 2017

Throwback Monday

                     Because Madonna's birthday is later this week.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Channing Tatum Dances with North Carolina Gas Station Attendant

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                     If this isn't every women...and some men's dream, then I don't know what is.
A lucky gas station clerk in North Carolina got to dance with Channing Tatum earlier this week while he stopped by to get a cold beverage. Tatum was in town for his traveling press junket to promote his new film, Lucky Logan.

Tatum told the clerk, Beatrice, that he was driving across the country, and Beatrice joked that she could join in.
Tatum's traveling junket different than normal junkets, and it looks like he's having a blast!



He announced last week that he'd be driving across the country and possibly giving out cash. It's known as Jimmy Logan's Run.
Hear it here:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Beyonce Continues to Give us Body Goals Post-Birth




Over the weekend, cool mom, Beyonce took little Blue along with BFF Kelly Rowland to the Kendrick Lamar concert to see the L.A. leg of the DAMN tour.
A couple of days later, this casual photoshoot popped up on Bey's website showcasing the star's outfit for the show and how she's killing it less than two months after giving birth to twins, Rumi &Sir.
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Some fans at the concert caught a glimpse of Queen Bey with Princess Blue Blue dancing to the hits of K Dot.


Now I need a FILA crop top and to do 854375427527 crunches. STAT!




Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Announce Separation

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It's taken me a bit to digest this sadness, but alas I must accept this fact. 
Everyone's favorite funny couple has announced they are separating after 8 years of marriage. On Sunday night, the couple each posted messages on their own social media accounts.
They said they tried to make their marriage work for a long time and are disappointed they couldn't make it work.

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   Pratt, who stars in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise and Faris, who stars on CBS' comedy "Mom," were married in 2009. They have a 4-year-old son, Jack.
Their statement said they wanted to keep their breakup as private as possible for his sake. The actors also wrote that they love each other and have deep respect for one another.

Various media outlets were speculating a "third party" was the cause of the split, while others say it was their difference on how to raise their little family. Faris allegedly wanted to to have a "normal life" with having L.A. as the family's homebase. TMZ reports Faris wanted more kids, while Pratt didn't.
Here's wishing the best for the couple.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Throwback Monday

                        After seeing Kendrick Lamar in concert on Friday, I'm still in a Kung Fu Kenny mood.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Throwback Monday

                                 This song always gets me dancing.
Happy Monday!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Letting it Burn: Usher Faces Second STD Lawsuit

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After the entire world found out R&B singer, Usher Raymond, paid a woman $1.1M for allegedly infecting her knowingly with herpes, another woman has stepped forward.
Usher is now facing a $10M lawsuit from a different woman who says he infected her too.
According to TMZ:
Usher had sex with a woman earlier this year who had no idea he was exposing her to Herpes ... according to a new lawsuit she's filed for millions of dollars.
According to the suit, filed by a Jane Doe, she and Usher hooked up in Atlanta on April 16 at her home. She says there was some heavy petting, some kissing, and she performed oral sex on him. They eventually had intercourse, and she says he wore a condom.
However, in the docs, obtained by TMZ, she says they had sex again 12 days later -- this time in a New Orleans hotel room -- and they did not use a condom.
Cut to this month ... when Jane Doe says she read news reports about Usher admitting in docs, connected to an earlier legal case, that he has Herpes Simplex 2.
In this new suit, the woman does not say she's infected. She is concerned because she was "exposed" and says she wouldn't have had sex with Usher if he'd disclosed he has the virus.
She's suing "U.R. IV" -- Usher Raymond IV -- for negligence, battery and emotional distress ... and is seeking at least $10 million in damages.
We've reached out Usher's reps, but haven't heard back yet.

Gross.
Are we at all surprise Usher's got STDs. This dude has been running through the ladies since 1997.
Here's hoping these ladies get the medical attention they need and for Usher to keep to himself and his wife.

Linkin Park Pens Sweet Letter to the Late-Chester Bennington

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On July 20th, 2017, music fans were shocked to hear the news that Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington, had died.
Bennington was found dead near his home in L.A., he was 41 years old. The Los Angeles coroner  says they are investigating Bennington's death as an apparent suicide but no additional details are available.
Interestingly enough, Bennington died on the birthday of friend and fellow rocker, Chris Cornell. Cornell took his own life in May of this year.
Since Chester's death, fans, bandmembers and musicians have been mourning the rockstar. He was a sound of an entire generation. Bridging the gap between rap and hip-hop and other genres.
Today, Linkin Park posted a letter on their website honoring Chester:

Dear Chester,
Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.
You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.
Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing. We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place. You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve.
Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much.
Until we see you again,
LP


Bennington, who sported piercings and tattoos, struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life. He leaves behind a wife and six children.  

Throwback Monday

                                 Since today's Jennifer Lopez's 48th birthday....YES, 48... What better way to honor my role model than making her today's throwback for Throwback Monday. What's your favorite J.Lo song and music video?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mindy Kaling Pregnant with First Child

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Congratulations are in order for Mindy Kaling!
The actress, comedian and author is reportedly expecting her first child. There's no word on who the father is- my guess is ex- BJ Novak but we'll find out eventually.
Kaling is currently working on the final season of her hulu series The Mindy Project. Kaling is also starring in the film A Wrinkle in Time.
According to E! News, the 38-year-old actress was "an unexpected surprise" but that there will not be any changes made to production schedules for her upcoming projects.

Being that I'm Indian, I'm already an auntie to this child.
I'm sure some in the Desi community are beside themselves that Kaling is pregnant and unmarried. I say F*CK YOU!
She's a writer, producer, actress, comedian, director and best-selling author. SHE'S KILLING IT!
I'm sure she'll be a great mom as well.
I cannot wait to see her maternity outfits!

Kaling isn't the only celeb to reveal baby news. Jessica Alba took to Instagram and posted that she's expecting baby no. 3 with husband Cash Warren. The couple have two daughters, Honor Marie and Haven Garner. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Throwback Monday



                               All my Power fans. We all love the theme song with Joe and 50 Cent, but let's not forget this classic Joe song.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

DrakeWatch: Drake Teams Up with Dad For Virginia Black Commercial

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Instagram: @therealdennisg

If you don't follow Drake's dad on Instagram, you should!
He offers nonstop entertainment and rivals Ms. Tina Lawson's account.
Last year Drake released his own Virginia Black Whiskey and has just released an ad for the alcohol starring his dad, Dennis Graham. On the 'gram, Dennis has been promoting his son's whiskey line for awhile, and now it looks like it's finally paying off.
Dennis' persona rivals Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man with Dennis being the realest dude ever.
Check out the ads below...they're hilarious!



Beyonce Debuts Twins and Post-Baby Bod

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And here they are....
Beyonce debuted twins, Rumi & Sir, via Instagram with the caption Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. With a series of mom, dad, little girl and baby emojis. So, for all the Stans bad at math...the babies were born on June 13th.
A lot of the Beyhive was confused because Bey says Sir Carter & Rumi. 
Was Rumi not a Carter? Is Sir Carter going to be Sir Carter Carter? Are the boy/ girl? Boys? Girls?
Then, Grandma Tina reposted the photo on her Instagram with the caption:
So Happy my baby shared a photo of her babies with the world ❤️❤️❤️proud grandma hello Sir Carter and Rumi Carter❤️๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ❤️ 7/13/2017 Boy and girl what a blessing
There you have it!
In late June TMZ reported the Carters named their twins Rumi and Sir after their company reportedly trademarked the names.
Rumi is allegedly named after the famous 13th century Persian poet (you've most likely seen a quote or two on the 'gram from your friends) and Sir is allegedly named after one of Rumi's famous poems:
“ Bring the pure wine of love and freedom. But sir, a tornado is coming. More wine, we'll teach this storm 
A thing or two about whirling. ”

Some of the Beyhive thinks their queen was inspired by the name Sir from her makeup artist, Sir John.
Queen Bey kept up the ethereal theme she used when she revealed she was pregnant back in February.
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Can we talk about how bangin' Bey looks though!? I see a flat tummy!!
A flat stomach! Something some of us have been aspiring for for years...yet this woman is a month postpartum and looks amazing!
We didn't know the exact birthday really up until the post. Grandpa, Mathew Knowles, took to social media on June 18th to announce the babies were indeed here, which we don't know if Bey and Jay were happy with.
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Fans were speculating Beyonce would reveal the twins soon after she and Jay-Z were spotted and Vic Mensa's listening party on Thursday evening in Los Angeles.
Some pap photos surfaced.which prompted Bey and her squad to post her own photos of her that same day rocking a mini-skirt and blouse..AGAIN A MONTH AFTER GIVING BIRTH!!



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She definitely looks amazing and is coming back while the Carter family has been in the news following Jay's 4:44 album and him revealing how the couple had their issues. We can only imagine as fans what's next!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Throwback Monday

                                  I'm so excited that the cast of the Jersey Shore are rumored to have reunited and are shooting in Seaside! So, to honor this news I had to play this throwback.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rob Kardashian Puts Blac Chyna on Blast: NSFW

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Rob says he's going to make his own Lemonade album following his fallout with Chyna

Early Wednesday morning, everyone was glued to Instagram to, once again, see Rob Kardashian put his baby-mama, Blac Chyna on blast.
This time, it took a very dramatic turn.
Kardashian posted naked pictures of Chyna he obtained either from her or from other sources claiming she had been cheating on him with multiple guys. Kardashian says Chyna slept with two other guys within days of sleeping with him in the bed their daughter Dream sleeps.
Kardashian claims that Chyna's post-baby body isn't from flat tummy teas or waist training, it's from surgery that he paid for as well as thousands of dollars in jewelry he just purchased for her.



To prove his argument, he posted a video of Chyna on her way into the operating room and then posted post-op photos, where Chyna is naked.
He also claims Chyna has a drug and alcohol problem and will not be seeing their daughter.
During Kardashian's rant, Chyna took to Snapchat claiming Rob beat her and threatened.

When Instagram took down Kardashian's pictures and then eventually shut down his account, Rob took to Twitter:

Then there's a Craigslist ad moving around the interwebs allegedly from Kardashian and he's trying to sell the bed Chyna committed her sins on.
While all of us were eating our popcorn watching this train wreck, celebrities weighed in with their opinion on the matter too.
Uncle Snoop and 50 Cent posted responses on Instagram.


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T.I. tried to help Rob out by telling him to chill out, only to be called out himself.


This isn't the first time Kardashian went on social media to blast Chyna. Late last year he posted a video claiming Chyna took baby Dream with her and left him around the holidays. Then years before, he tweeted that his ex-Rita Ora cheated on him with 20 guys when they were together.
Many reports are saying Kardashian could be in some serious legal trouble seeing as he posted the nude photos of Chyna violate California's revenge porn law.
Regardless, the real issue at hand is how dysfunctional and toxic Rob and Chyna's relationship is. All of us saw that having a child with Chyna, while her baby-daddy Tyga was dating Kardashian's little sis Kylie wasn't the smartest move. We've watched this relationship disintegrate for over a year and we know all of this because Kardashian is constantly posting about it.
Rob cries wolf on Instagram, then days later we're told he's doing fine...just going through some stuff.
We all know Chyna has always been Chyna, but Rob needs to seriously grow up. Posting nudes your ex sent you is the worst thing you can do..it's f&#kboy behavior.
Yes, Chyna shouldn't have cheated, but Rob isn't looking like a Saint right now either.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Jay-Z's 4:44

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I've seen the memes, the gifs, the tweets and instagrams.
I've read the think pieces, the Stan pieces and the Beyhive clapbacks.
I've finally had the time to listen to Jay-Z's highly anticipated 4:44 album.
There's plenty of things I've had to process one of them accepting HOV brought back the hyphen to his name.
Okay, so this is Jay's response to Lemonade, my favorite Beyonce album. During the Lemonade era I questioned if Beyonce really was singing about her own marriage.
She and Jay have been secretive about their relationship since the beginning, so I was skeptical that they'd let us in so much. But, then the tabloid stories surfaced and made me think...but still didn't believe this was true.
I went to the On the Run tour post- elevator-gate and saw that the Carters seemed distant. Still, I thought it wasn't real life because- again- they don't tell us much about their lives. When B sang Resentment and hit the part where she sang been riding with you for 12 years  I still thought she wouldn't throw her man under the bus like this while they're on tour!

Well, here we are.....3 years and a set of twin babies later and we have 4:44 where HOV tells us hey, Beyhive...I cheated on your queen and...my bad.
No wonder Solange beat his a$$!
He mentions in Kill Jay-Z, "You egged Solange on, knowin' all along, all you had to say you was wrong."
The album definitely shows Jay's growth lyrically. He's singing about his real-life now. How he's changed and matured, but I'm still pissed.
Look, I'm obvi not in the Carters relationship (even though I'd die to be!) but it's interesting to hear how bad Jay treated Bey, yet she stood by him.
Did he cheat on her while they were married? When they were dating? Was it both? Was she pregnant? WHY IS SHE STILL WITH HIM!?
He mentions miscarriages, in the plural sense which makes me wonder if Bey had more than one. We knew the couple suffered the loss back in 2012 after Blue was born and Jay released Glory.

In Family Feud, Bey is actually singing on the track. Reports state Mrs. Carter okayed all of the tracks before the album was released.
I don't know what kind of therapy these two sought but it looks like it's pretty successful. But think about it, this couple has taken their painful moments and have turned it into a career game-changer for themselves....and have cashed in on the process. Turning lemons into lemonade.

Jay doesn't only apologize to Beyonce profusely, but also touches on the Kanye feud in Kill Jay-Z
"But you ain't a Saint, this ain't KumbaYe, but you got hurt because you did cool by Ye / You gave him 20 million without blinking, he gave you 20 minutes on stage, (expletive) was he thinking / '(Expletive) wrong with everybody?' is what you saying, but if everybody's crazy, you're the one that's insane."

Another element of the album that surprised me as others was Jay revealing his mother is a lesbian. In Smile he raps “Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian/Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian. Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate/Society shame and the pain was too much to take."

All in all, it's apparent Jay is learning from his mistakes and is growing and credits much to that to being a dad. The music fan in me likes the growth, but I'm a female and a die-hard Beyonce fan. I feel his "apology" to Beyonce and all of doesn't seem enough for me.
You seriously have the baddest chick in the game and you played her?
To quote Baddie Bey & Prince "you play me, you play yourself"

Monday, July 3, 2017

Throwback Monday

                                 Since Tuesday is America's Birthday, here's a little throwback to get us in the mood for a good barbeque, fireworks, apple pie and whatever else that will help you have a happy 4th!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Throwback Monday

                                       RIP Prodigy. This throwback is for you!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rapper Prodigy of NYC Rap Duo Mobb Deep Dies

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New York rapper Prodigy, one half of the influential rap duo Mobb Deep, has died at 42 years old.
The cause of death has not yet been released, but the Queens rapper has been long suffering from sickle cell anemia.
Prodigy was in Las Vegas for a Mob Deep show.

According to CNN, Prodigy was born Albert Johnson, the rapper's family had a storied history.
His great-great-great-grandfather, William Jefferson White, founded Georgia's Morehouse College in the basement of his Baptist church.
His grandfather, Albert "Budd" Johnson, was a saxophonist and clarinetist for Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.
Johnson met fellow Queens, New York native Kejuan Muchita when they were both freshman at Manhattan's High School of Art and Design.
The pair bonded over their shared love of hip hop and formed Mobb Deep. Johnson took the moniker Prodigy, while Muchita chose the performance name Havoc.
They scored a record deal as teens and released the album "Juvenile Hell" in 1993.
The project didn't generate much buzz, but the duo found more success with their sophomore album "The Infamous."
With its gritty rhymes and contributions by the artists Nas and Raekwon, the album helped launch Mobb Deep to the top of the hardcore, hip hop ladder.

Mobb Deep was famously involved in the mid-90s East Coast/ West Coast beef. Tupac mentions them in Hit Em Up even addressing Prodigy's illness.
Rappers from all walks of life took to social media to express their condolences to the artist who paved the way for many.
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