Friday, January 29, 2010

I Call This *Blank Stare*

Are you done staring at the photo yet? I know...riveting.This was Kelis's choice for an outfit to the The First Annual Data Awards in Hollywood last night. Yeah, we know, Kelis is the original bad bish. But this sh!t is just bad. Not bad meaning good either, bad meaning bad, very bad. Im all for high fashion, couture, all that good stuff, but this right here? I dunno ya'll. I think it's just terrible.
P.S. The only props I will give to Kelis is getting her body back after having her baby. Nicely done

Jeff Chery Helps Haiti

It's not only big names like Wycelf Jean who are doing their part to help Haiti. Rapper Jeff Chery was born in Haiti and moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of 6. He kept close to his roots the entire time he lived in Brooklyn and even moved back to Haiti at one point in his childhood. Unfortunately when the Jan. 12 earth quake hit Jeff's home country, he was deeply affected. But instead of sitting back in disbelief at the devastation, Jeff decided to rise to the occasion and kick off a series of concerts of which the benefits will go to helping Haiti. Jeff recently teamed up with the Grand Hustle family in Atlanta for a Haiti benefit concert that featured Pastor Troy, Young L.A., Nivea, Young Dro, Roscoe Dash and many more. Jeff performed his songs, "Magic" and "Big Face Money", which features F.L.Y, the group behind the hit, "Swag Surfin." Great music for a greater cause. Enjoy.

RiRi Refuses to Claim Matt

Alrighty, I gotta analyze this just a little bit. First of all, RiRi went on the radio yesterday and insisted she is single, saying, "I am still single...I am going to the Grammys alone. I aways have, even when I was dating somebody."
Now, let's take a look at this statement. We all know about the time RiRi spent with baseball player Matt Kemp in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. You know, he palmed her ass, she cuddled with him, they laughed, they smiled, they played chicken in the pool. Good times were had by all. Then we get a statement from Matt's agent or whoever saying they are friends. Then we get stories of restraining orders and allegations of rape against Matt. So, now Im RiRi distancing herself because he didn't claim her first, or cause his shady past came out? or both? Hmmm. All I know is Im not the type of let a dude palm my ass if Im not with him. That's just me though.

Spotted: A. Keys Chillin in Hawaii

Ms. Alicia Keys was spotted solo on a beach in Hawaii yesterday. Don't know where Swizz Beatz was, but if you look closely, she's still wearing what appears to be engagement ring. If you recall, speculation was widespread earlier this week as to if Alicia and Swizzy are tying or already tied the knot. Either way, cute dress.

Beyonce Got Herself a New Gig

Okay, Beyonce Stans, here's the deal. Mrs. Shawn Corey Carter got herself a new gig as the spokesperson for VIZIO, a major manufacturer of high definition TVs. The brand will launch three Super Bowl spots (one during the game and two during pre-game) featuring Bey Bey. Check out your girl do her thing behind the scenes.

Fab Red Carpet Ladies

The ladies were in their red carpet casual best recently at Essence's Black Women in music event. It all went down in L.A. and celebs such as Taraj P. Henson (ahem, h'exuse you girl, in that dress!), Mary J. Blige, Canada's own Melanie Fiona, Gabby Union, Kelly Price and Joy Bryant. Love, love, love Mary's, Taraji's and Melanie's looks the most. Lovely.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj: Up Out My Face

If ya'll remember, about a month or so (maybe more) ago the blogs were abuzz with photos from the set of Mariah Carey's video for "Up Out My Face", featuring Nicki Minaj. Here it is, in all its cheesy glory. Nicki actually looks cute...Mariah just oozes desperation. What's with the pig tails? Stopppppp it! And, of course, Mr. Mariah Carey makes a cameo. I dont get the concept....they're Barbies, they're dressed up in a store (most likely Target), they're in a salon. What is this song even about?

Usher: Hey Daddy

A few weeks after dropping a very low budget looking video for his song "More", Usher has released his latest video for "Hey Daddy". And, although anything would be a step up from "More" this video is pretty cool. I mean, it's nothing crazy as far as concept goes, but it's nicely directed. Usher gets his rehearsal on, flirts with the dancers, takes a few meetings, all while his wifey is waiting at home. She gets some jewelry, we all awww and Usher comes home. Why? Cause the song tells him too. The end.

R.I.P. Jasmina Anema

Back in November we blogged about Rihanna surprising her littlest fan, Jasmina Anema. The 7-year-old had leukemia and Rihanna had been trying to help find a bone marrow transplant for her. We are sad to report that Jasmina lost her battle with leukemia last night. The little girl was also a big fan of Kelly Rowland, who posted this message on her Twitter:
At 10:55 on January 27th, after a long battle, Jasmina lost her fight with leukemia. Thanks for all of your support.

Our prayers go out to Jasmina's family at this difficult time.

Shar Jackson's Look-A-Like

That's Shar Jackson, remember her from Moesha? And that little girl beside her is Shar's 14-year-old daughter Cassie. It's cute that they're bonding at Sundance, but ummm were they TRYING to look like twins? Is this Shar's way of showing directors she can be cast in young roles? I better stop.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Who Said Ciara Wasn't a Diva?

Well, well, well. It looks like Ciara is still trying to claim a place among the Beyonces and Mariah Careys of the world. Apparently CiCi showed up at the Givenchy haute couture show in Paris yesterdat 40 minutes late. Keep in mind that a show typically lasts 10 to 15 minutes. But, since Ciara is said to be “the muse” of the line, the designers and show producers purposely held the show for her arrival. Photogs on the red carpet boo’d her because, aside from showing up late, she but didn’t allot much time for photo-taking. Ciara reportedly apologized for her delay and took her seat front row. Tisk tisk* Someone needs to be reminded of her last record sales.

Photos: Dominique C.

Ye and Amber Lose The Fur

So when they lose the full-length fur coats and Amber puts away her "medieval"/ "showercap" dress, they actually look pretty great. Amber and Ye were spotted at a few Paris Fashion Week show looking all dapper-like. The last photo of the kiss actually deserves an awwww.

Can Dr. Dre and The Game Save Ashanti's career?

Recently Ashanti has been tweeting about her studio sessions and last night she actually TwitPic'd a photo of herself, The Game and Dr. Dre in the lab. At this point though, I don't know that even they can save her career. When is the last time Ashanti put out a hit? I guess we'll see though. Either way, SHE looks hella excited. LoL.

Lil Wayne & Shawty Lo Onset

Lil Wayne is puttin in work before he goes in for a year! He was on the set of Shawty Lo's video for the song "WTF". A bunch of other rappers no one cares about were there too. But yeah, all you Lil Wayne (and um Shawty Lo) fans, here ya go.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fashion Forward or Fashion Fail: Amber Rose Edition

Did Kanye West make Amber wear this as a joke?? That could be the only logical explanation as to why she stepped out of the house (or hotel, whatever) looking like she borrowed Joan of Arc's or a swimmer's headgear. Her body is banging, no doubt about that. But ladies, people do not attempt this shower cap look at the club. You WILL look a fool.

Photo by Julien Hekimian/WireImage

Diddy's First Baby Moms Airs his Laundry

The mother of Diddy's firstborn was on NY radio yesterday AIRING the man out! LoL. She basically said Diddy still kinda sorta wants her, Kim Porter better get used to all the other women cause they're not going anywhere.

Misa on Diddy’s other baby’s mothers:
“Sarah is really sweet but Sarah and Kim don’t get along. I get along with everyone. With both of them. Kim and I go back for years now. We were friends at one point. I was like “You wanted him. You got him now, baby“. So she’s gotta go through all the bs I had to go through back in the day.
Sarah has been around as long as Kim, alot of people don’t know that. Puffy was cheating on me with both of them. This is over 15-16 years ago so we’ve all been around a long time. I joke around sometimes and say “They are like my sister-wives.” I try to keep everything good and we want Kim to accept Chance but she’s not ready yet . . . but I accepted Christian.

Misa on whether Diddy still wants to get with her:
Yes, he still is bitter. It’s like, can I live? I have love for him and he’s my family and I’m going to always support him and have his back. But, when you can have everything sometimes and you can’t have that one little thing, you are not use to that. That’s so over. I’m not saying he’s actively trying to pursue me but I get a hard time sometimes. It’s like “what’s the problem”? You’d think I’d be the one acting like that. I stay out of your way.

Who Let a Kardashian Into the White House??

You KNOW Khloe was sitting in the White House like, "Yup, finally got one up on Kim." LMAO! Khloe and the rest of the Lakers' wives were there to celebrate their husbands' accomplishments on and off the court as President Obama recognized the team for their community service efforts.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Did Rihanna's Boyfriend Rape Someone?

We all remember this photo of Rihanna and her apparent boo boo. But now Matt Kemp's past seems to be unveiling itself and it's not all peachy. On the heels of Matt’s ex girlfriend Felisha announcing that Matt is lying about not abusing her, another shocking allegation has come out. In 2002, when he was still in high school and playing basketball, Matt and his basketball teammates were accused of raping a 19 year old woman during their high school All-Star b-ball tournament. According to a Sports Illustrated article from that time:
A 19-year-old woman filed a report with Columbus police on Sunday morning alleging Williams, 18, Alexander, 17, and Matthew Kemp, 17 forced her into sexual conduct at the Columbus Hyatt Hotel at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning while two other players watched. No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made. However, Columbus police have questioned Williams and Alexander.

Matt and the players involved were suspended from the team during the investigation. The woman decided not to press charges, and the district attorney opted to not pursue the matter due to a lack of evidence. These seem like really, very serious allegations despite the alleged victim not pursuing the charges.

Engaged? Married? Neither?

No more running around on the low for these two. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are getting lovey dovey right in front of the lenses of pap's cameras. The two love birds were spotted in Hawaii, celebrating Alicia's 29th Birthday (her bday is actually today). The two were holding hands, snapping photos and then BAM someone snapped this photo of a ring on Alicia's left hand. Looks like a wedding band to me. We shall see.

PETA Goes in On Ye and Amber

Last week we reported that Kanye West and Amber were spotted in Paris rocking full-length fur coats and basically taunting PETA. Well, we saw it coming from a mile away and today here it is, in all its glory, a response from PETA. LMAO at PETA referring to Amber as a "sleazy sidekick". Oh Lawd. Read on for the rest:
The prettiest people do the ugliest things
For the road to riches and diamond rings
. . .
We’ll buy a lot of clothes but we don’t really need ‘em
Things we buy to cover up what’s inside

—Kanye West, “All Falls Down”

West apparently lives by his lyrics. The ethical dropout—who horrified voters in PETA’s Worst-Dressed Celebrity competition last year—and his sleazy sidekick, Amber Rose, were snapped by paparazzi strutting around Paris in “the ugliest things,” indeed. Both were wearing head-to-toe fur, and Amber refused to remove her full-length lynx coat during a show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week.

As PETA V.P. Dan Mathews so eloquently put it, “Kanye can’t help making himself look like an idiot, whether at an awards show or a fashion show. He and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.”

One PDA I Can Stomach

I actually "awwwww'd" out loud when I saw these photos. Over the weekend, Jay-Z and Beyonce actually showed a public display of affection by holding hands at an airport. I dunno what's up with those orange balls they seem to be holding, must be an Illuminati thing. LoL. I kid, I kid....sort of. Anyways, this is adorableness at its best.

Ms. Campbell Helps Haiti

Naomi Campbell has put aside cell phone throwing duties long enough to use her fabulousity to help in the Haiti relief efforts. She’s doing photocalls and making appearances to raise money for her Fashion For Relief Haiti 2010 efforts. Nicely done Ms. Fashionista.