Friday, June 4, 2010

Breezy & Bow Wow Crash Drake's Party?

If the NY Post got its story right then Bow Wow and Chris Brown fall further down the respect ladder than before. According to the NY Post the who came, uninvited, to Drake's listening party on Wed and crashed the event:
Chris Brown and rapper Bow Wow were unwelcome Wednesday night. First, the duo crashed the listening party to which they weren't invited for Drake's new album at MSR studios hosted by the Cash Money crew. Next, Brown and Bow Wow popped up at Meatpacking club SL -- but were turned away by security. "They showed up with a huge entourage all trying to get in, but they were totally denied at the door," a spy tells Page Six. The rejected posse finally found refuge at Greenhouse, where they partied with Brandy and her brother Ray J into the wee hours.

Blank stare, side eye and a dash of SMH.

Hip-Hop Honors: The Ladies

The Hip-Hop Honors went down last night in NYC and the ladies were out in full force. Casual fab was the choice of outfits for the night. Few observations: 1) Taraji P. Henson can do no wrong in my eyes. She's adorable. 2) I'm kinda feelin this hair on Brandy. Flirty and cute. 3) Keri Hilson must be gunning for a "most fashionable" title cause this outfit is the IT! Love love love the chains and the sexy top paired with the casual slacks.

Hip-Hop Honors: The Fellas

The Dirty South fellas were in full attendance at VH1's Hip-Hop honors last night in NYC. However, a few important Dirty South faces were visibly missing. Ludacris, Plies, Jezzy all had prior commitments. But the show must go on.
A few observations about the photos below: 1) How the hell Mystikal been outta jail FIVE months and already knocked someone up? 2) See how Juvenile is holding out his hands? That's his "What? I'm innocent! I didn't bite Drake's album cover" look. If you haven't heard, Juvenile's new album cover looks a lil too similar to "Thank Me Later". 3) That last guy, boys and girls under 20 is Bone Crusher. Google it.

Lil Kim Fires Shots at Nicki Minaj

Last night Lil Kim performed at the Filmore in NYC where she brought out her "friend" Ray J and his sister Brandy. While on stage Ray J fired a shot at rapper Nicki Minaj, who a few people believe slightly bites Kim's style. Ray J said something along the lines of "it's a lot of people biting her style and shit...I ain't saying no names, but you know who..." The crowd went nuts and Kim followed up by saying "We love her! We just want them to pay homage, so we could all rock together. It’s all about respect. You respect me, I respect you. If you don’t respect me then fuck you.” With so few females in the rap game shouldn't we be getting along? I guess the days of Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y" are truly over.
Peep the video of the incident:

Kelly Rowland Turns Up The Glam!

Kelly Rowland sure had a busy last night in NYC and looked absolutely fab doing it. I don't really remember seeing Kelly look this good recently! She hit up the M.A.C. Viva Glam's Inspiration Gala, where she rocked a white number on stage and then changed into a gold dress. She looked great! That same day, Kelly made an appearance at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, which honored The Dirty South movement. For the red carpet she chose a tribal inspired number. While for the event, she rocked a blue dress with a very plunging front. Lovely! Which look is your fav?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Drake Speaks on Album Leak

If you haven't heard already Drake's debut album "Thank Me Later" sprung a leak yesterday. The rapper took to Twitter to say that he'd be releasing free music for a long time and he hopes that people make his album the soundtrack to their summer. He held a listening session that evening and spoke with LifeFiles regarding to leak. In the video he says he stands by the project and is confident in what he's come up with for his debut. All I know is my Canadians (especially Toronto folk) better go out and buy the hardcopy on June 15 since we stay screaming how much Drake has done for the city. Time to return the favour. Salute.

Drake Talks Album Leaks & Musical Inspirations! from the.LIFE Files on Vimeo.

I Present: Blackout

Now that it's over between Kelis and Nas, the rapper had to find a creative way to cover up his tattoo of his ex-wife. So instead of getting it removed or totally covered with something else (I'm sure they have ways of doing that), he just blacked out her face. Yup, a big black blob covering Kelis's face. Nas claims it's lion's head atop her body. *blank stare* I hope this is the first phase of covering it up. SMH!!!

Awww Post of the Day!

Could Halle Berry's daughter Nahla be any cuter?? The actress and her cutie were spotted at a horsey farm recently where Nahla looked thrilled to ride a horse and even had a little buddy to ride with. Too adorable!!!!

Elin Wants It All!

Well, well, well the divorce proceedings between Elin and Tiger keep getting more serious. Aside from wanting $750-million from Tiger, Elin is also going for full custody of their two children. Here's go is reporting it:
While the beautiful blonde still wants Tiger to be a big part of their children’s lives, she had decided not to agree to joint custody. It’s a significant behind-the-scenes development and one that could cause their quiet dissatisfaction with each other to turn into a loud public war.
Elin and Tiger live separate lives in separate houses, approximately a mile apart. Despite their close physical proximity they are worlds apart and barely speak to each other any more, sources told “They share the children,” one source told “But the nannies drive the kids from house to house. Elin used to go to Tiger’s house but doesn’t anymore. And she has her people communicate with him so she doesn’t have to.”
The Swedish beauty recently took their two children to Sweden, sparking rumors that she may want to move back to her home country with the children. At the time, Elin and Tiger had informally agreed to a joint custody agreement. Both Tiger and Elin have hired divorce lawyers but not filed papers. She is seeking a $750 million settlement from Tiger and one source close to the case says she will get it.
“But the real fight is going to be over the children,” the source says. “Tiger is not going to give up those kids without a fight.”

SMH..was it worth it, Tiger?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The-Dream ft. T.I. - Makeup Bag

The Dream (who is apparently retiring, by the way) takes it back in time to that Hollywood Glam for his collaboration with T.I. He tires a comedy ting at the beginning of the vid...either I didn't get it, or it wasn't funny. Anyways, there's lots of alcohol product placement and such as The-Dream tries to convince his lady that a "makeup bag" is enough reason to makeup. T.I. also makes an appearance with his fine self! Is there a time when dude doesn't look all dapper and ish?

Red Carpet Fabness!

Celebs have been out and about recently and looking FAB! Summer is making these ladies GLOW!

Ciara got gorgeous for the the closing of Marina Abramovic's "The Artist is Present" hosted by Givenchy at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC last night. She has on a floor length black metallic couture gown with a sheer studded upper body and sleeves by Givenchy

Meanwhile, Zoe Saldana hit the 2010 Women In Film Crystal+Lucy Awards in Century City, CA this week. She looked radiant in a black and white frilly look.

Lastly, LeToya Luckett hit the "Killer" premiere and looked "killer" in a a subtle yellow dress and flawless makeup.

Mariah Carey is "Officially" Pregnant

Tell us something we didn't know, is exclusively confirming that Mariah Carey is pregnant. Here's how the website is stating the obvious:
The is-she or isn’t-she speculation is over. can exclusively confirm Mariah Carey is pregnant!
The 40-year-old pop diva recently dropped out of her next film gig — a role in Tyler Perry’s "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" — fueling rumors that she’s pregnant. Now a source close to Mariah and husband Nick Cannon tells the couple — who renewed their vows to celebrate their second anniversary in May — are at last with their first child. “They’re both very excited and very happy,” dished our insider. Said our insider: “Mariah and Nick want to keep the pregnancy quiet as long as they can.”
Which could explain why Mariah never got out of her Rolls Royce convertible during a road trip with Nick along the Malibu coastline on Saturday. She was hiding a baby bump!

Um, congrats!

Behind-the-Scenes: All I Do Is Win

I dunno if it's padding, injections, flat-out surgery, but Nicki Minaj's body is the truth. The rapper was onset of DJ Khaled's "All I Do is Win" video set over the weekend and she looked fab. Everyone from Sean Combs, Cassie, Fabolous, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Dirty Money and others also showed up to be seen & heard. Looks like a fun video. I love this song.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Renee Thompson Takes on Racism in Modeling

Jamaica-born, Canada-raised model stars in a short documentary called "The Colour of Beauty", which follows her as she books jobs for New York Fashion Week. The 17-minute doc, directed by Elizabeth St. Philip follows the fiercely talented Black model and asks Why isn’t the multicultural society that we live in reflected in our magazines, on billboards and on the runways of fashion shows? And who are the parties involved in this industry’s lack of diversity? Whatever the answer, the fact is that models of colour work less, and their chances of success are much lower.
CreamWorld has worked with Renee in the past and wishes her all the success in the world. Congrats on this important expose Renee. Check out the article that appeared about Renee in CreamWorld by enlarging the photo:

Common & Serena Still On?

Last week rumours circulated that it was over between Common and Serena. The reports were basically based off the fact that Common didn't bring his lady love of 2 years to the premiere of "Just Wright." Well, new reports say they are very much together and Common will be flying to Paris to support Serena at the French open. We'll keep an eye out on this one.

Is There Hope for Kimmy?

*le sigh* Do you even remember pre-surgery Kim? I know, as years go back it's more and more difficult to. But, I remember even La Bella Mafia years (around 2003) when she still looked decent. Well, these photos shot over the weekend in Puerto Rico give me a bit of hope. Kim's body looks fab and this could be considered a toned down look for the rapper. She attended Lisa Raye's B2B conference.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Swizz Beatz Pays Up...

A little while back, we reported that Swizz Beatz owed Mashonda about $350-thousand in unpaid child support. Well, now he's paid it back. According to Mashonda's lawyer, she received the $334,000 she was owed. As for Swizzy, he is now excited to blab about his engagement and new baby, which he is having with Alicia Keys. “I’m super-excited,” Swizz said from St. Tropez. “People are calling me from Dubai and Japan. We haven’t set a wedding date, but we will. We’re just letting everything flow.”

Diddy, Come Get Your Sons...

What's wrong with the top picture?? Seriously, is lil Christian ready for big boy pool parties at the Savoy Hotel?? SMH. All 3 of Diddy's sons (Quincy, Justin and Christian) hit up the party and profiled with some bikini-clad chicks. Should we start the count down to when Diddy comes "Grand Diddy"? Oh year, Chris Brown and Bow Wow were also there. Not surprised.