It looks like K. Michelle and Keyshia Cole are hitting the road together for the first time. The R&B divas are planning to do a joint tour beginning in January, K. Michelle revealed via her Twitter account…
“Happy Birthday to the beautiful @keyshiacole. Can’t wait to hit the road with u in Jan and give the ladies a REAL experience! Enjoy your day,” the “V.S.O.P.”
No official dates have been announced but these ladies are prepared to perform all their hits including those off their new projects.
Keyshia recently dropped her sixth studio album Point Of No Return, while K. Michelle just announced a new VH1 reality show titled “K. Michelle: My Life” and is prepping her sophomore project due out soon…take a sneak peek…
Wiz Khalifa and Future are in the midst of tumultuous breakups from Amber Rose and Ciara respectively and naturally that means that the two rappers just had to team up for a track. Get this, it’s called “P*ssy Overrated,” which I guess is self-explanatory.
“Ain’t one of them n*ggas, late night, stay on the phone witcha, I just wanna smoke the strong witcha, but you’re always trippin’”
And Future raps (or something like that):
“I knew you weren’t gon’ take it, after you stripped naked. You’re supposed to c*ck me like a star, girl you know you’re fakin’. Your p*ssy overrated.”
And all I can think is…tell ‘em why you’re mad! Sheesh! They should have had Drake on this track. So emotional!
This week Vibe Magazine released an article about the high’s and low’s T-Pain has faced in his career. It seems that although T-Pain went through some very difficult times, he’s been able to turn his life around for the better in recent years.
The 29-year old musician reports that he struggled with depression, anger, and alcoholism when he was receiving heavy criticism for his auto-tuned music style that he is famous for. In the interview, he said:
“Around the time when people were hating on me about Auto-Tune, I was drinking as much as I could to get away from my problems, crying to myself. I’ve almost lost fingers from punching glass and pictures. I turned into a raging alcoholic. If I could talk to myself then, I would say, “Stop trying to get approval from these wack niggas that’s only gonna take your style.”
It appears T-Pain has had some real struggles throughout his career, but he’s been able to come through and work on creating a more positive life for himself. He realizes that at times he hadn’t been the most supportive husband or father to his children. But, it sounds at though he has grown up a lot and is trying to become a better family man.
“I could have been around my kids more.” T-Pain told Vibe. “I was young, so I felt like I wasn’t ready to sit down and be a dad. My wife and daughter were living in Tallahassee, and I wanted to go out to the club and do all that extra shit. My wife would be like, “Can we come see you?” And I would be like, “Well, not this weekend because I’m going to the club.”
T-Pain says that Diddy was the one who really helped encourage him and turn his life around when he was being criticized for his music. “He told me, ‘Imagine if you pushed yourself a little further out of your comfort zone. You ain’t tried it yet. That means you’re scared of yourself.’ That changed me.”
We always like hearing stories of troubled celebs being able to work through their difficult times and learn from past mistakes. We only hope that T-Pain can continue on this more positive path and we can’t wait to hear more from him!
Guess what beauties, looks like there’s a new reality show for us to get addicted to. “Hollywood Divas” premieres on October 8th and follows actresses Elise Neal (“The D.L. Hughley Show”), Golden Brooks (‘Girlfriends’), Paula Jai Parker (“Booty Call”), Countess Vaughn (“Moesha”) and Lisa Wu (“Real Housewives Of Atlanta” season one) giving us a glimpse into their personal lives as they navigate through LA and the unpredictable ways of the entertainment industry.
These divas will serve the colorful glamour, snappy one-liners, and the primetime drama that is missing from my Wednesday nights. We’re pretty geeked to see how each diva’s story lines unfold (for obvious reasons) but let’s take a look at a few trivial facts that you might not know about the “Hollywood Divas.”
1. A Todd Tucker Production:This might be a secret to only a few of you, since all of the blogs have been buzzing about this since last spring. For all those haters that thought Kandi’s husband, Todd didn’t have a job (or maybe that was just Mama Joyce)–our new addiction will be all Todd’s fault. Todd has been hard at work on this new show for months, even spending time away from Kandi at the start of their marriage. Maybe this will silence the tension between Mama Joyce and Todd?
2. Countess Vaughn, the singer:I remember singing along to “The Parkers” theme song every week. But did you know that Countess not only starred in the hit sitcom but also sang the theme song? Five points to anyone who can name the title of her album that was released in 1992!
3. Big personalities, small packages: Any woman in Hollywood will tell you that television puts 10 pounds on you. But with camera angles and stiletto Prada heels, it’s hard to believe that all of these ladies are under 5’7.”
4. Elise and Paula together again: Elise Neal and Paula Jai Parker both starred in the critically acclaimed film, “Hustle & Flow” as the wives (or otherwise) of two of the main characters.
5. Dancing with the Stars: Elise Neal originally hoped for a career as a dancer and spent one year studying in Philadelphia after high school. After relocating to Manhattan, she made her Broadway debut in the all-black revival of the Gershwin musical “Oh, Kay!”
Tiarra Monet is only 24 years old but she already makes six figures and owns her own business. She is a Youtube sensation thanks to her beauty advice. Recently she did an interview with Essence and told all about how she became so successful and what started it all.
When Monet was young her mother was a hairstylist. She loved all things beauty and hair because she grew up with it. She loved fashion as well and so she interned at different places that dealt with all three of her passions such as Seventeen Magazine. She said that when work was hard to find she ended up going into a 9-5 accounting job but it was not what she loved to do. She brought her hairstyling and beauty tools to work with her and then after work would run all over New York City styling clients so that she wouldn’t have to go back home where she shared a room with her younger brother. She had learned about some marketing and decided to put that knowledge to use and created her Youtube channel.
The Youtube channel was slow to start off but once word spread it took off like wildfire. Monet would put up videos about beauty tutorials for black women and showed them how to style themselves like celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. These types of videos were the ones that generated the most views and helped spread the word. Once she started getting more views she started generating income. She partnered with different companies and advertisers which brought in even more. Money eventually ventured from NYC to Maryland where she studied cosmetology more and learned about new and different hairstyles which she incorporated into her videos.
The moment that she realized that she could actually turn this into a full-time career was when she responded to an ad about working with Michelle Phan, and extremely successful beauty consultant who is also a Youtube sensation. Money made sure that she did everything in her power to get her information to Phan and it paid off. Phan chose her just as she was launching a new campaign with L’Oreal make-up. Monet got to meet different people in the industry and learned about ways that she could kick her business up a notch.
Monet now owns her own wig company called Crowned by Monet which has been very successful. She has also recently partnered with Maybelline for a campaign they have been running.
Lifetime will premiere the controversial Aaliyah Biopic on November 15th! Actress Alexandra Ship will be playing the lead roll, as the legendary artist Aaliyah. Below is a short teaser that the Lifetime network released in order to keep fans excited about the movie!
Women (and men) were shocked to find out “Power” actor Omari Hardwick was married. Over the weekend, a picture surfaced of the eye candy out with wife, publicist Jennifer Pfautch, and their adorable son. The photo was instantly met with an onslaught of online commentators bashing his wife’s looks. The comments ranged from calling her “ugly” to “masculine” to “she looks like Jeremy Scott.”
On Monday night, Hardwick hopped on Twitter for a long rant on the hateful comments celebrities receive through social media. While he didn’t mention his wife or say he was specifically responding to the hateful comments, considering the timing of it all, it seems like a defense of Pfautch.
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In a stream of tweets, he ranted about the “ugliness of human beings.”
Quitting a job is rarely so gratifying in adulthood. As teenagers, we rammed our Fun Burger garrison caps into the boss man’s chest without a care in the world. That job wasn’t doing the résumé any favors. As adults, it’s not that easy.
As adults, we have to leave with tact, two-week notices, and phony handshakes. We leave with the truth unsaid. Your boss’ recommendation is vital, and those last three years on your résumé are integral to your next employer’s impression.
This reporter for KTVA, a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, did not get that memo. Charlene “Charlo Greene” Egbe quit on air last night during the 10 o’clock news. After reporting an upcoming bill vote to legalize weed in Alaska, Greene announced that she is the proud owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club.
Then she went just shy of throwing a middle finger to the proverbial man.
“Everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska,” she said. “And as for this job. Well, not that I have a choice, but fuck it. I quit.”
After Greene walked off stage, she took to IndieGogo to start a crowd-funded campaign to turn Alaska, a red state, green. She wants $5,000 to fund her travels as she spreads the word all over the state.
She says she is the right person for the job because “few people fighting for marijuana legalization in Alaska are as media savvy, well educated on the marijuana industry, passionate, professional and completely dedicated to passing this initiative as me, the only person in Alaska that has had the balls to face the injustice.” If successful, Alaska’s unlikely legalization will be another step in getting this ball rolling across the country.
Since Colorado and Washington have led the way to legalized marijuana nationwide, publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and of course Esquire have endorsed the progress. It’s nice to see news outlets joining the fight, even if it is they had no idea it was about to happen.
Some thoughts from me (the guy who made this movie). I am a big tech nerd. I slept on the streets to get the very first iPhone, when I was a teenager I would wait all night at the mall for a new video game. For the 2013 launch of the iPhone 5s I made a short video about the lines in NYC, most of the video was of enthusiastic Apple fans, not unlike myself, eagerly waiting to get their hands on the new iPhone. There was also a percentage of line sitters that lacked all enthusiasm, one in particular was asleep with her head inside of a garbage bag. Those images bothered me, they were also the most talked about aspect of that 4 minute video. For this year’s iPhone 6 launch my intention was to cover that aspect of the story – sitters there for reasons other than their enthusiasm for the product.
I don’t think Apple, the community or any of the people in line for any reason were doing anything wrong. I attribute no fault for the bleak circumstances captured in this video. If there is an opportunity for easy gains by reselling the phones then by all means do it. I, also, cannot imagine Apple anticipated this or they would’ve better considered the roll out (they thought of everything else, including coffee for the people waiting outside).
There should be better consideration of how to prevent a system that benefits those willing to sleep on the streets, near garbage, tolerating verbal abuse.
I empathize with the ambitions of those willing to sit in line to earn. Since making the video I have read a number of stories about the iPhone 6 selling for 3 or 4 times it’s cost.
Read more about the iPhone 6 Black Market in this Washington Post Article – http://wapo.st/1uY2td5
After less than six months of dating, it appears rapper Bow Wow (aka Shad Moss) is now engaged to Love & Hip-Hop star Erica Mena.
While walking the red carpet at Saturday’s 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards, Mena was asked by red carpet reporter Jack Thriller if Bow Wow was indeed her boyfriend.
Her response? “Uhh..he’s actually my fiancé,” she revealed by surprise.
For those who need more proof of an engagement, we have it for you! In addition to thanking fans on Twitter for their well wishes, both Bow Wow and Mena posted matching photos on Instagram showing off the brand new bling.
According to reports, the couple first met when Mena stopped by 106 & Park where Bow Wow serves as a host. After sharing a kiss on the famous couch, the couple then began a more serious relationship.
Enter today where the twosome is now ready to say “I Do.” Okay, maybe not today but they are definitely official.
Fans hoping to see more of this relationship are in luck. A new season of Mena’s show, Love & Hip Hop, is scheduled to premiere in November.
As viewers know from past seasons, Mena’s love life is always open to the cameras.