Monday, August 28, 2017

2017 MTV Video Music Award Roundup


Over the past few years I haven't been too impressed by the MTV Video Music Awards.
My teenage years were spent looking forward to this awards show. Seeing amazing performances from Britney, NSYNC, Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Madonna.
So, for the past 10 years or so the VMAs have been eh for me.
This year was a little different.
Yes, neither Bey or Britney performed, but I think because with so much chaos happening in the world and in the United States right now, the VMAs were a much needed escape.
Also, those TRL commercials were giving me the ultimate nostalgia and life.
See the full list of winners here.
Teyana Taylor channeling 1995 VMA Janet Jackson was my fave moment ever.
If you know me, you know this photo gives me the ultimate life. Congrats @teyanataylor for absolutely nailing this look and honoring our legend. #Repost @teyanataylor (@get_repost) ・・・ Honored to receive the same award as my idol, @janetjackson!!! Anyone that follows me knows I STAN for her. I chose this look because of Janet's mindfulness of making a statement. My ups and downs have been publicized since 15 and "underrated" was the word I chose to sum up how often all the work I put in is overlooked. Nothing personal just something for me to know I'm headed in the right direction!! I named my first album "VII" because my mom always talked about it as the number of completion, and with my career, it took 7 years of working my ass off to finally get my album out and have people take me seriously as an artist, a woman. It's so easy for others to judge and criticize when they really don't understand your journey. One who hasn't experienced it, could never really understand the emotional roller coaster of an Artist that's so passionate about their work. That's why I continuously strive to go harder everyday. So I just want to give a HUGE thank you to the @vmas, as well as my supporters #TeamTeyana #NeutchNation who have been loyal to me since day 1! I Love you Guys Dearly! ❤️❤️
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Of course we saw the premiere of Taylor Swift's highly anticipated music video.

Host:
I didn't even realize Katy Perry was going to be the host this year. She did an okay job. I do find her schtick adorable but also like a wannabe Ellen.
Maroon 5's Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo thought differently. 

Performances:
Loved that Kendrick opened up the show because his album and tour has been absolute FIRE and he's personified 2017 so far, musically.
Fifth Harmony threw the ultimate shade by tossing out their 5th member before the start of their set.
Ed Sheeran's surpise set with Lil Uzi Vert was great!
I loved Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars performance with Travis Scott
Lorde's set didn't make sense to me.
Miley's was okay and definitely different. 
I looooved P!nk's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard performance but wished she performed a song from Can't Take Me Home..however I do think they need to honor Missy Elliot with this award.

Of course, Logic's performance with Khalid and Alessia Cara was great and was long overdue.

Random to see my boy Rod Stewart performing with DNCE but absolutely loved it. 

Political:
There were a ton of political statements this year. Paris Jackson started it off by calling out the President to unite us all.
Katy Perry assumed we all solved the world's issues while she was in space.
MTV brought out Robert E. Lee's ancestor who's a preacher and used his platform to call out all the hate and ask for love.
Heather Heyer's mother spoke out against all that's happening and recognized all the songs with a social message.


All in all, it was a nice try MTV.
But I miss the good old days.

Taylor Swift Drops 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video



 Well, the video is here and the internet has made some good assumptions as to who Taylor Swift is firing shots at.
The Look What You Made Me Do aka LWYMMD video has garnered quite the reaction.
As for the video, I feel the whole haunted house- zombie thing has been outdone aka Michael Jackson and Backstreet Boys.
Overall, I like that Swift made fun of herself and her old personas because she's dead.
I mean, this is a groundbreaking video for Taylor Swift and her fans, for the rest of us we're going to say she's once again playing the victim.
For the Swifties, it's giving them what they want....their star rising above the ashes of her reputation.
What do you think?

Throwback Monday

                         Back when I was just hearing about DJ Khaled and I was a huge T-Pain fan. Now look 10 years later, Khaled is killing it and T-Pain is on an acoustic city tour. Man, I feel old.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fergie Releases Two Singles from Upcoming "Double Duchess" Album


About damn time!
We've been waiting over 10 years for Fergie Ferg to drop another solo album and she's finally doing it!
On September 22nd, Fergie will release Double Dutchess. 
She's already dropped two singles from the album collaborating with hip-hop heavyweights, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj.


Don't worry, M.I.L.F. $ will be on the album as well as LA Love (La La) which features YG.
I cannot wait for this album because I am a huge fan of the Dutchess album and have always loved Fergie's vocals and style.

Taylor Swift Drops Highly Anticipated Single "Look What You Made Me Do"


It's here! The single all you Swifties have been waiting for.
After days of elusive snake videos on Instagram, Swift announced her latest album Reputation will drop on November 10th.
Swift hasn't released an album since 2014's 1989.
To mark Swift's upcoming sixth studio album, the pop star released Look What You Made Me Do on Thursday evening.
It's obviously pointing fingers at her enemies, but who? Kanye? Kim? Katy? Calvin? All of them?
In the song, Swift declares the old Taylor can't come to the phone...because she's dead.
The chorus sounds alot like I'm Too Sexy. Funny because  iTunes lists the songwriters as Swift; her longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff; and Richard Fairbrass, Fred Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli, all members of the British pop group Right Said Fred who wrote the 1991 hit.
It sounds like the Shake it Off singer isn't shaking anything off this time and is looking for revenge this 2017 and possibly a new image.
In the song she constantly repeats, I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me.....hence snake references throughout the lyric video.
I wonder what other tea this album is going to spill once it's released.
So far, I don't mind the song. It's catchy. I'm sure we'll be hearing it on the radio nonstop this coming weekend.

In addition to the singe and upcoming album, Swift will release an exclusive album collection via Target with two unique collectible magazines.
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The magazines will feature the album, artwork, personal photos of Swift, poetry and lyrics. 
Swift is expected to reveal the entire music video to her latest single on Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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

Instagram: @TaylorSwift
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

NME.com

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.