Friday, August 27, 2010

Swizz Beatz Is In Looooove

A lot of men, especially in the industry, are secretive about their relationships. Well, not Swizz Beatz. He openly spoke with MTV News recently about his love for Alicia Keys, who is pregnant with his child.
"I look at my relationship with my wife as a union that's just connected ... spiritually. I'm not into the names and the superstars and this and that. I've been around that my whole life. It means nothing to me. It's just about great people."

The producer also revealed that his connection with Alicia has only enhanced his life:
"To identify that feeling is something that's amazing because it doesn't only come from your partner. It comes from your love for music, your love for people, your love for a lot of things, and I think that once you identify the feeling of love, you'll be a better person," Swizz explained. "I'm a better man. I think that having love in your life, it just has that effect. Because then you spread love. You can't enjoy love without spreading love. I just think that it all falls in the pocket."

Hmmm so I guess the way these two linked up has been forgotten? Anyways, don't mean to be a party pooper. Live on Love, live on.

Mariah Carey is Wary of Baby Talk

The media has been on Mariah Carey pregnancy watch for a minute now. Well, don't expect a statement any time soon, Mariah says she won't entertain baby talk. In a recent interview with, MiMi talked about why she won't confirmed her much speculated pregnancy: "I appreciate everyone's well wishes. But I am very superstitious," the singer told "When the time is right, everyone will know – even Cindi Berger [my publicist]."
We wish Mariah the best of luck with everything!

Chris Brown Gets the Judge's Approval

As we all know, Chris Brown showed emotion during his tribute to MJ, is starring in movies and dropping music on the regular. Well, courts is watching cause the judge overseeing Chris's case (stemming from the RiRi incident) is giving him kudos for his progress and following the terms of his probation so well.
During the brief hearing, the judge reviewed the progress report document turned in by Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos … and she was very pleased with what she saw. The judge said Brown has been attending all of his court-ordered domestic violence counseling sessions and has been “working consistently” on completing his community labor.
His next progress report is November 18.

Fashion Forward or Fashion Fail: Kelis Edition

Kelis is no stranger to the fashion forward or fashion category and with this little get-up, she lands in it again. The singer was spotted out partying at Ibiza Rocks in Ibiza, Spain. Not only has Kelis gone from being a red head to a blonde, she was also rocking a bustier, a high-waisted skirt and her famous gladiator sandals. I think the hair alone makes this a fashion fail. What do you think?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nicki Minaj Agrees with Lauryn Hill Comparison

I love Nicki Minaj's crazy ass. From the way she's branded herself, to the lyrics, to the image, to the versatile flow. However, comparing yourself to LAURYN HILL? She maaaaay just be reaching. You see, Irv Gotti, the former head of Murder Inc. said Nicki's talents are similar to that of Lauryn as they both can sing and rap. Here's what Nicki had to say:
“Irv has been privy to hear things that I've done that the world hasn't heard. Based on the music I have out now, that sounds like an absurd comment, but when 'Pink Friday' comes out, you will completely understand why Irv made that comparison."

Girrrrrrl, them are so serious words! I WILL be going in if it's not anywhere near true.

Jay-Z Will Hold Reading a Public Library

Word is that on Nov. 15, Jay-Z will be discussing his new book "Decoded" at the NY Public Library. Excuse me, that sound u heard was me fainting and then scrambling to find a ticket to NYC. The book, which is set to explain some of Jay's lyrics will be released the next day. NY Times Bestseller's list better clear its top spot!

Nahla's Big London Adventure

Nahla Aubrey in all her cutness was spotted on a few rainy UK adventures over the past couple days. Halle, Nahla's dad Gabriel and the little girl were all there together. Halle and Gabe are doing a great job of NOT letting their personal relationship interfere with how they are raising their daughter. Nicely done. Warring couples take notes.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Elin Had NO Idea About Tiger's Affairs

The ink isn't even dry on the divorce papers and already Elin Nordegren, Tiger Wood's ex wife, is breaking her silence. Elin spoke with People magazine and the main thing she wanted people to know was that she didn't try to injure Tiger with the golf club the night he crashed his car last year. “There was never any violence inside or outside our home,” she said. “The speculation that I would have used a golf club to hit him is just truly ridiculous.”

She apparently wasn't even aware of Tiger's infidelity before that fateful night. “I’m so embarrassed that I never suspected—not a one. For the past 3 1/2 years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school.” After finding out, in the end, a marriage “without trust and love” wasn’t good for anyone, she said. Elin also told the magazine, “I’ve been through hell. It’s hard to think you have this life, and then all of a sudden—was it a lie? You’re struggling because it wasn’t real. But I survived. It was hard, but it didn’t kill me.”

In the interview, Nordegren would not disclose the amount of the divorce settlement but did say “money can’t buy happiness or put my family back together.”

The magazine said the interview was conducted over four visits lasting a total of 19 hours at the rented Windermere, Fla., home where she now lives with their two children, a 3-year-old daughter, Sam, and an 18-month-old son, Charlie.

Fashion Forward or Fashion Fail: Beyonce

When Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z docked at their latest destination on their $300,000-a-week vacation, she was rocking this interesting little outfit. Apparently its made by Boxing Kitten and features a lot of bold colours and patterns. I don't mind the graphics so much as I do Beyonce's middle area which looks....stuffed? I don't know if that's the word I'm looking for but something looks off. She also went with the shoeless look from the thighs down, a gold thick chain and a leopard-print bag. There might just be a bit too much going on here.

Timbaland Was Just Misunderstood

So it seems that Timbaland's family overreacted a bit last night after $2-million worth of jewelry was stolen from his Malibu home and he didn't take it very well. When the family couldn't locate him, they got the police department involved and said there may have been a possible suicide attempt. Apparently, Timbaland was on the phone earlier in the day with his brother-in-law and was deeply upset about something. A helicopter located Timbo's Escalade and ground crews pulled him over and began talking to him. At some point they put Timbaland in a patrol car and took him to his residence, where they continued speaking with him and family members. Deputies called for paramedics to come and evaluate Timbaland. After the evaluation, paramedics determined Timbaland was not a threat to himself and left.
Well, with all the drama it turns out that the family just overreacted. Today, Timbaland just told Ryan Seacrest on his show that he simply took a drive to clear his head. It's true that someone stole something from him but he says there was no suicide attempt. Well, it's beautiful to see that his family has that much love for him to become so concerned.

One In A Million: RIP Aaliyah

Nine years ago today (August 25th), Aaliyah Dana Haughton, Anthony Dodd, Eric Foreman, Scott Gallin, Keeth Wallace, Gina Smith, Douglas Kratz, Christopher Maldonado, and Luis Morales died tragically in a plane crash that shocked everyone. At the time of the tragic accident, Aaliyah was just 22 years-old. She is remembered for her amazing singing voice and undeniable beauty.

Aaliyah was born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She later moved to Detroit and was raised there. At age 12 she was signed to Jive Records and in June 1994, her debut album peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200 and sold over three million copies in the United States. Aaliyah's debut single, "Back & Forth", topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for three weeks and was certified Gold by the RIAA. I remember jamming to this song at age 8...

The successful single was followed with "At Your Best (You Are Love)" and "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number". In 1996, Aaliyah left Jive Records and signed to Atlantic Records. She worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott, who contributed to her second studio album, "One in a Million." The album yielded the single "If Your Girl Only Knew", which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for two weeks.

It also generated the singles "Hot like Fire" and "4 Page Letter". Aaliyah attended the Detroit High School for the Performing Arts, where she majored in drama and graduated in 1997 with a 4.0 grade point average and began her acting career that same year; she played herself in the police drama television series "New York Undercover". Around the same time, she contributed on the soundtrack album for the Fox Animation Studios animated feature "Anastasia", performing a cover version of "Journey to the Past" which earned songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Aaliyah performed the song at the 1998 Academy Awards ceremony and became the youngest singer to perform at the event.

In 2000, Aaliyah landed her first major movie role in Romeo Must Die. Aliyah served as an executive producer of the film soundtrack, where she contributed four songs. "Try Again" was released as a single from the soundtrack; the song topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Aaliyah the first artist to top the chart based solely on airplay. The music video won the Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film awards at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. It also earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist. The soundtrack went on to sell 1.5 million copies in the United States.

After completing "Romeo Must Die", Aaliyah began to work on her second film, "Queen of the Damned". She played the role of an ancient vampire, Queen Akasha, which she described as a "manipulative, crazy, sexual being". She was scheduled to film for the sequels of The Matrix as the character Zee. Aaliyah went on to release her eponymous album, "Aaliyah", in July 2001. Produced primarily by Timbaland, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 187,000 copies in its first week. The first single from the album, "We Need a Resolution", peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100. On August 25, 2001, at 6:45 pm, Aaliyah and various members of the record company boarded a twin engine Cessna 402B (N8097W) at Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas, to travel to the airport in Opa-locka, Florida, after they completed filming the music video for "Rock the Boat". The group was unaware that the plane was unable to hold all the equipment of the Cessna 404 they had initially flown in by. Aaliyah, pilot Luis Morales III, hair stylist Eric Forman, Anthony Dodd, security guard Scott Gallin, video producer Douglas Kratz, stylist Christopher Maldonado, and Blackground Records employees Keith Wallace and Gina Smith were killed. "Rock the Boat" is the last visual memory we have of Aaliyah, and what a beautiful memory it is...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Meet Diddy's Daughter Chance

We all know about Diddy's twin girls with Kim Porter. But Diddy also has another daughter named Chance by a woman named Sara. He introduced us to the cutie pie via a YouTube video. Say what you will about Puff and how he deals with women or artists, but he looks like he's an awesome father.
P.S. LMAO at the Itsy Bitsy Spider remix....take that take that. Very cute.

Fashion Forward or Fashion Fail: Ciara

Ciara and a host of other celebs came out for the Power Live concert in NYC this weekend. Before changing into her stage outfits, Ciara rocked this lil getup. It consisted of a pleated camo skirt, with a tucked in graphic tee and some knee high-open toe boots from Alexnder Wang. Im not feeling the skirt at all. The boots are aight and the tee is cute. Having said all that, what do ya'll think: forward or fail?

Beyonce and Jay On Yet Another Vacation

I swear, every time I see photos of these 2 fab people, they're always on vacation. This time Jay-Z and Beyonce are Cannes, France after yachting along the coast of Italy and France. Beyonce, Jay-Z, cousin Angie, Jay's BFF Ty Ty and his kids, and a few other family friends were all spotted relaxing aboard the yacht in Monaco yesterday, and docking in Cannes today. Must be nice. Bey is looking super cute these day.
P.s. wanna know how much their yacht costs? $377,000 a week. Called Altitude, it comes with a gym, jacuzzi, every watersport, jet ski, snorkel gear you can think of, plus sleeping space for 12 people, and a crew of 14 to wait on you hand and foot. Damn.

Lauryn Hill Continues Comeback Warm-up

Ms. Lauryn Hill, looking cute as can be (albeit a lil older), hit the stage this past weekend for Rock the Bells. We've all been speculating a comeback for Ms. Hill and with the performances, leaked song "Reprecussions" and more performances, it looks like we may be right. Glad to see LBoogie finding her way to music.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Romeo Ain't Lil Anymore

I'm not sure why, but Master P's son Lil Romeo decided to celebrate his 21st birthday without his shirt. Not that we mind, since he's legal now, but it's a teeny bit odd. Either way, the celebration was held at Millions of MilkShakes and it was about more than Romeo. The event served as an opportunity for him to bring awareness and raise funds for children with Cancer.
“Now that I’m a man, I realize that life is not about how much money you make or the material things you acquire," he said. "Life is about love, loving your family, loving others, and loving God by helping others in need. It’s not about what you have but what you do with what you have that matters and that’s why I give.”
Smart and sexy? We see you Romeo, we see you. Me-ow!

Is This the Final Confirmation?

Last week we reported that Mariah Carey was spotted in Brazil looking quite a bit thicker than usual but without a baby bump, so we thought she had just put on weight. Well, I'm almost ready to admit I was wrong after looking at these pictures from a show she did in Brazil over the weekend. Check em out....preggers or just bigger?

Brandy Sued by Canadian

R&B singer Brandy is being sued by a Canadian DJ named Marc Mysterio who claims she didn't deliver on a promise to write and sing "32 bars of music" on his track. He says Brandy was paid $10,000 for the song. Although Marc estimates that he lost out on $25,000 because of Brandy's inaction, he's come up with a $6-million lawsuit. *scratches head*. The lawsuit was filed on Friday in LA's Superior Court.
I'm not sure how homeboy plans to prove that he deserves 6 milli over this.

Baby Phat is a Wrap

Gosh, I remember the days when I rocked Baby Phat like it was nobody's business. *hangs head in shame*. Well, Kimora Lee is now sparing a generation of girls the embarrassment of looking back in shame at their fashion sense at a young age. On Sept. 1, she's parting ways with Kellwood Company, the parent property for Baby Phat and Phat Fashions.
The model-turned-mogul-mama released the following statement about her decision:
“After 14 years of conceiving and nurturing Baby Phat, it’s time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon. I adore all those who have faithfully been with me since the beginning. I’m forever dedicated to my family, fans and customers. My inspiration has always come from the fabulous women who have been with me through the years as we’ve grown from young party girls to power players! We’re ready for our next journey together and we’re taking a whole new generation of incredible young women with us. Girl power unite!”

Don’t worry though, Kimora's got plenty to keep her busy. She's still in charge of the KLS collection, Kouture by Kimora and Fabulosity lines, and her hit Style Network reality series, ‘Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane,’ is currently shooting its fourth season.