Monday, October 16, 2017

Throwback Monday

                                In honor of National Boss Day, what other way to celebrate than with the Boss himself!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Throwback Monday

                                                    


So much is going on in our world right now and we just need to heal and come back to love.
Usually I'm not this into my feelings on the blog, but my day job is in news and covering the tragedy in Las Vegas last week and the devastating fires in the Bay Area today, I feel this is the musical hug we all need.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Mass Shooting at Las Vegas Country Music Festival is Deadliest in American History

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Waking up to the news in Las Vegas broke my heart.
You all know news is my day job, and working the story and already knowing how to cover stories like this hurt my heart because this is becoming so common.
I shouldn't know how to cover a story like this.
The shooting in Vegas struck a chord more than before because I was just there. Vegas has always been a place I felt safe.
Also, to take into account that this occurred at a music festival, as a concert and festival attendee this hurt even more.
Is nowhere safe?

The shooting killed about 58 people and injured 515.
 Kids were there, on their parents' shoulders.
These people just wanted to see their favorite artists perform at the Route 91 Harvest festival. They were all there for one thing. music.
This all occurred while country star Jason Aldean performed.
Since then celebrities expressed their sorrow and pain following this ordeal.









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Prayers for all those affected, but we all know now that prayers aren't enough. We say this too often now.

Throwback Monday

                                   I was going to refrain from posting a throwback this week due to the tragedy in Las Vegas. However, due to the recent passing of Tom Petty, I felt this song was very appropriate for the mood of today and what we all need as human beings during this time.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Beyonce Releases "Mi Gente" Remix and All Proceeds Go To Natural Disaster Victims

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Since Hurricane Harvey, critics have called out Beyonce on her donation efforts to natural disaster victims. Some say she didn't react fast enough or didn't donate enough.
Since then she has visited Harvey victims in a shelter and even fed the.  She'll join husband, Jay-Z, and other stars at the TIDAL X: Brooklyn benefit concert on October 17th at the Barclays Center. 
Then on Thursday, she released a Mi Gente remix with J. Balvin & Willy William where all the proceeds she receives from the song will go to relief efforts in Houston, Puerto Rico, Mexico and all other Caribbean areas affected.




Can we just say her verses are FIRE!?
The video is a lyric video and below are some of the screen grabs/
She talks about being fertile, having double D's (which we've all noticed) and 4:44...and little Blue (azul) gets a little shout out and an auto tuned voice says Oh yes I am!.









For more on how you can help check out Beyonce's website here.


The video is currently at 1.6 million views and will only get larger.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Difficulty Keeping up with the Kardashians: Khloe Pregnancy Rumors

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Like many of you, I too, am having difficultly Keeping Up with the Kardashians. 
Just last week, numerous reports were stating the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family, Kylie, is pregnant with a baby girl. The rumors are swirling the baby-daddy is rapper-beau, Travis Scott.
Then, this past Wednesday, E! and People are reporting big sis, Khloe is expecting a child now with Cleveland Cavs star, Tristan Thompson.
These two pregnancy rumors are out there along with reports that Kim and Kanye's surrogate is pregnant.
If these are all true, that means THREE members of this family are expecting children in 2018.
The family has kept mum on the subject, however there have been reports that Caitlyn is confirming the Kylie baby news, but has since denied this saying it wasn't her.
The only family member saying/not saying something is Kim who tweeted these elusive messages:






I guess we'll have to all wait until the season premier of Keeping Up with the Kardashians to finally find out what the hell is going on! 

Hugh Hefner Dies at 91

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It's definitely an end of an era. 
Playboy magazine founder, satin-pajama-enthusiast and  sexual revolution icon, Hugh Hefner, has died at the age of 91 years old .
The publication released a statement saying Hefner died at his home, the Playboy Mansion, surrounded by family and friends.
Playboy's first issue was published in 1953 when Hef was just 27 years old. The first issue of Playboy was financed with $600 of his own money and several thousand more in borrowed funds, including $1,000 from his mother. But his biggest asset was a nude calendar photograph of Marilyn Monroe. He had bought the rights for $500. That photo ended up on the cover of the first issue and launched the brand we all know, and whom many just "read for the articles".

Hefner leaves behind four children and wife, Crystal Harris.
Hefner will be buried  at the Westwood Village Memorial Park, where he bought the mausoleum drawer next to Monroe. 

Hefner's stature in pop-culture was huge and launched the careers of Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra, and Girls Next Door Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Holly Madison.
Some of these women, and celebrities featured in Playboy took to social media to express their condolences to the legend. 





Goodbye #Hef Mr Hefner I have so many thoughts, I have no brain n right now to edit I am me because of you You taught me everything important about freedom and respect. Outside of my family You were the most important person in my life. You gave me my life... People tell me all the time That I was your favorite... I'm in such deep shock. But you were old, your back hurt you so much. Last time I saw you You were using a walker. You didn't want me to see. You couldn't hear. You had a piece of paper in your pocket you showed me - with my name Pamela with a heart around it. Now, I'm falling apart. This feeling is so crazy. It's raining in Paris now. I'm by the window. Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me. Accepted me and encouraged me to be myself. Love like no one else. Live recklessly With unfiltered abandon. You said the magazine was about a girl like me. That I embody the spirit you fantasized about. I was the one. You said. I can hear you say - Be brave. There are no rules. Live your life I'm proud of you. There are no mistakes. And with men - Enjoy ... (Your wonderful laugh) You have the world by the tail You are a good girl And you are so loved - You are not crazy. You are wild and free Stay strong, Stay vulnerable. ... "It's movie time" You loved my boys ... You were always, always there for us. With your love Your crazy wisdom. I will miss your everything. Thank you for making the world a better place. A freeer and sexier place. You were a gentleman charming, elegant, chivalrous And so much fun. Goodbye Hef ... Your Pamela πŸ’‹
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" Hits No. 1 & Gets Kudos From Fellow Female Rappers


She did it!
Cardi B of Love & Hip-Hop: New York fame hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her single Bodak Yellow.
She beat out Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do.
This is the first time since Lauryn Hill  that a solo female rapper has taken the lead spot. Hill was awarded the #1 spot back in 1998 for Doo Wop (That Thing). 

Cardi couldn't have been happier by this news.


A lot of hip-hop fans celebrated this feat not only because she made history, but because she did it on her own without a feature and without bashing another artist. This made other legendary female rappers take notice and congratulated her as well.




Congrats, Cardi!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Throwback Monday

                                   Fresh off of seeing Jennifer Lopez's All I Have show in Vegas, this week's throwback HAD to be All I Have.

Here are some of the videos I posted on my Instagram page.
BTW, I have an Instagram that you should follow to get my up-to-the-minute pop-culture news!
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Kylie Jenner Reportedly Pregnant


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Okay, when People magazine is reporting this rumor...you KNOW it's got to be legit.
On Friday, the internet was set on fire as media outlet after media outlet reported the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family is pregnant.
The 20 year old, lip kit mogul, is reportedly pregnant with rapper Travis Scott's baby.
Scott and Jenner have been dating since Coachella in April of this year, not long after she broke up with long-term boyfriend, Tyga.
As you know, Blac Chyna, Tyga's ex and baby mama, has a child with Jenner's brother, Rob Kardashian Jr.
Tyga posted then deleted a snap claiming he is the father to Jenner's baby.
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Kylie is reportedly due in February, with a girl. Kylie's big sis Kim and her husband Kanye are expecting their third child via surrogate in January.
The internet was skeptical of this news as it broke, as the Keeping Up with the Kardashians 10 year anniversary special aired just days after.
Matriarch, Kris Jenner, didn't deny nor confirm the rumors when she spoke to The Cut.

Over the weekend Kylie ignored the rumors and took to social media showing her weekend with her friends as she celebrated, bestie, Jordyn Woods' birthday by even gifting her with a new car.
Kylie then joined her rumored baby daddy in Vegas while he performed at the I Heart Radio Music Festival.
Travis actually made a guest appearance as Hakkasan in Vegas, while I was there...however he didn't confirm any of the baby rumors.

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I guess this gives us even more reasons to Keep Up with the Kardashians.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Gave Me Life



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I'm a huge fan of hip-hop.

Yes, I know...you're all shocked.
On Monday night, VH1 had its annual Hip Hop Honors event and this year they focused on 90s game changers.

I'm an 80s baby and the 90s (especially mid to late) molded my musical tastes. VH1 tailored this show to all my peers and it gave me the ultimate life.
Like, I was in my feelings....MAJORLY.
The honorees were Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Martin Lawrence,  Master P and Hype Williams.
Mariah's collaborations with various rap artists merged pop and hip-hop beats for the greatest remixes and helping bring rap to the mainstream. I mean, if you didn't know who Ol' Dirty Bastar or ODB was...you did after you heard Fantasy
Jermaine Dupri's beats and artists on his SoSo Def label produces Xscape, Da Brat, Kriss Kross and helped Mariah get some of the best remixes.
Martin Lawrence's show Martin brought hip-hop to the mainstream by showcasing artists like Notorious BIG and Snoop Dogg to the small screen.
Master P gave the world the sound of the dirtay dirtay with his artists like Silkk the Shocker, Mystikal and giving us No Limit Records. He's still a business man, and now has his own basketball league.
Hype Williams, the OG of HOT music videos. He gave us California Love, Gold Digger, Woo Ha! and more. 


To start off the show, Missy Elliot killed the stage with She's a Bitch from her Hot Boy era and even brought back the old choreography and costumes from the video.


Then Trick Daddy, Trina, Romeo (formerly Lil Romeo), Silkk the Shocker and Xscape paid homage to the South....Get ready to DANCE!

The show couldn't go on without paying homage to the life of Prodigy from Mobb Deep who passed away this year with an awesome performance by Havoc, Lil Kim and Fabolous....BROOKLYN!


Everyone's favorite dancer and body-goal, Teyana Taylor, killed it with a 90s dance medley with her broken foot and everything and STILL killed it! We all remember when T slayed her Lil Kim performance last year. You can tell she really appreciates her hip-hop predecessors

Xscape, Warren G, Ty Dolla $ign, Remy Ma and Fat Joe performed some of the hottest party songs of the 90s with No Scrubs, Regulate and Still Not a Player.

Last, but definitely not least....Miss Mariah Carey killed it with her remixes to Honey...my FAVE of hers. With the So So Def and MYC remix featuring Jermain Dupri, Da Brat and the Lox and Ma$e.
Thank YOU VH1 for giving me the BEST hour of my life this week so far! We all needed this. EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THESE!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Kevin Hart Embroiled in Extortion Scandal

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A bad weekend for funny man, Kevin Hart. A while back he was caught cheating, now it seems as those indiscretions are on-camera and he's being extorted.
There are reports that this isn't a sex tape, but something recorded in the sexual nature. 
Hart went to Instagram to apologize to his wife, children and fans. 
Hart's wife, Eniko Parrish, is currently pregnant with Hart's third child and her first.
Parrish and Hart tied the knot in 2016.
Hart has two kids with ex-wife Torrei Hart.
It has been said that Hart cheated on his ex-wife with his current one...and now this.
Wow.

Throwback Monday

                

 This week's throwback is to honor, Miss Mariah Carey. MC's Butterfly is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the legend is being honored at this evening's VH1 Hip Hop Honors for her many collaborations with hip-hop's finest.
The Butterfly album is one of my favorites, I loved Mariah's transformation. She had left her marriage and was finally embracing herself and her sexuality and she definietely grew as an artist. Of course, I loved all of the album's hip-hop influences as well.
Congrats Butterfly!
Enjoy some splashes on your anniversary.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Serena Williams Introduces the World to Baby Girl Alexis

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In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, tennis superstar Serena Williams posted the sweetest Instagram story chronicling her pregnancy and the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., with Reddit CEO Alexis Ohanian. So sweet how she's named after her dad.
We meet the bundle of joy on social media and mommy and daddy couldn't be more proud.
Baby Alexis was born on September 1st in Florida and weighed in at 6lbs and 14 oz. Mama Serena gives her credit for winning a Grand Slam as well.


This is all just so sweet and I'm so happy for the couple! Congrats!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Throwback Monday

       

As we remember the victims and the brave souls on the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, this song comes to mind considering the world we're currently in.
May we never forget those on 9/11 and keep in our hearts those victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma and everyone else.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

KimYe Expecting Baby No. 3 Via Surrogate

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..and baby makes 5 for the West family.
People magazine is reporting the surrogate the family found is now pregnant with the couple's third child.
We all know, Kim wasn't able to carry a child again due to serious complications from her previous pregnancies. Having another would put her and the baby at great risk.
TMZ is reporting the baby is a girl and is due in late-January.

Congratulation to the Wests!
Hopefully it is a girl, and that Nori will actually like this one. LOL

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Meets Boy Who Saved Drowning Little Brother

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A few weeks ago,  Jacob O'Connor saved his little brother's life after copying what he learned The Rock do in San Andreas. 
The 10-year-old from Michigan found his two-year-old brother laying face down in a pool at his grandma's house.  Remembering what The Rock did to save his daughter in the movie, Jacob did the same for little brother Dylan.
Jacob pulled Dyan out of the pool and started performing compressions on his chest. Dylan told his grandma what he was doing after performing CPR and she called 911. Jacob did the compressions for about 90 seconds until Jacob's heart started pumping.
It didn't take long for The Rock to catch wind of this story and couldn't wait to meet the real-life hero. Johnson took to Instagram to chronicle his meeting with Jacob.
"Jacob was super nervous and shy the whole time we hung out, so it was fun getting him to laugh and talk. He threw me for an unexpected spin when he showed up on set wearing a shirt that he proudly made with my bull insignia on the front and on the back was the picture of me holding our two puppies, Brutus and Hobbs, after I rescued them from our pool.
Seeing that picture on this boy's shirt, got me in the gut. Eventually, we would lose Brutus to heaven, but it wasn't the picture of Brutus that made me tear up, it was the fact that this 10yr old kid, had a heart big enough to put our puppies on his shirt after he saved his little 2yr old brother's life.
What a special day. What a special kid. Thanks Jacob for being awesome and for being the kind of person we all aspire to be, " posted the Baywatch star on social media.




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This story definitely gives me all the feels and is what we need in 2017.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Lady Gaga Sends Fans Pizza & Apologizes for Cancelling Show

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Lady Gaga feels terrible.
Not only because she's fighting a respiratory infection and laryngitis, but because she's had to cancel her concert in Montreal on Monday night on the Canadian leg of her Joanne tour.

Gaga took to twitter to express her sadness for letting down her fans and to let them know she'll make it up to them.

What a gem that Gaga is!
Get well soon, boo!

Celebs Wish Beyonce a Happy 36th Birthday

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On September 4th of every year since 1981, we all celebrate the life and legend that is Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter.

Beyonce doesn't just get Facebook "Happy Birthdays" from friends....she gets full on displays of affection that none of us could ever imagine.
The entire Made in America music festival Sunday night at Benjamin Franklin Parkway serenaded the star with the birthday song.
Her closest friends and family...including former First Lady Michelle Obama, recreated her iconic look from the  Formation video.







Check out the other birthday salutations to Bey from fellow celebs on social media...Chance the Rapper's is the BEST!

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