Saturday, July 19, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
So, When was the last time you went to TGIFriday's? Yup I have no frame of reference either which is why they are going all out with their top selling item - appetizers to gewt bodies in the door this summer. The 411 is the fast-cas chain launched the "Endless Appetizers" summer promotion this week featuring all-you-can-eat appetizers for $10 per person. You can choose one appetizer from Friday's most popular starters — including loaded potato skins, boneless buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks — and eat like it's 4th of July at Coney Island. Beware they will cut your paws off for sharing but who needs to just order another round of skins! Available now through August 24th at participating TGIFriday's locations.
I won't miss another year of the Essence Music Festival I guarentee you that!
Thanks to good friends for the highlights! Check out a few here!
Prince and Nile Rodgers open the 20th Annual Essence Music Fest
EryKah BaDu on the 1 and 2's !
HomeTeam George Tandy tore up the SuperLounge!
Jill Scott caught in the Rapture,,,
The One and Only MARY...
Love you Tamar but WHERE are your pants?
Good to See Tevin Campell looking so good!
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Soooo now that Kandi‘s Wedding has become the biggest spinoff of the RHOA franchise, NeNe might have to trade that peach in for some crow… The highest paid housewife NeNe Leakes wanted more this season. Andy Cohen said that’s not quite what we had in mind missy and cut her $1mil salary in half. Well the 411 is this makes her part-time — mainly because Nene had the lowest rated and viewed scenes out of ANY of the housewives this past season. The alleged new salary would mean she would be making less than Kandi Burruss. Who’s VERRRRY Rich now Ms. Leakes?
Thursday, July 3, 2014
This brother,Carvin Higgins, is one of the most prolific songwriters of our time. He's written hits for everyone from Musiq Soulchild to 2Pac. From Jill Scott to Rick Ross and Ledisi, Lina, Angie Stone, Joe, Mario, Justin Timberlake and so many more. Suffice to say, he knows his way around a good song. So when he says we ALL need to wake up and smell the sh-t rotting the souls out of our children via urban radio, we owe it to him to listen. Now I agree, NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, Music is one of the primary sources of influence among the young. With that said, this soliloquy goes a little far for me. I think there's a level of creativity in SOME of this but not the majority of it to be sure. Back in June he lead a protest in front of Power 99 in Philly. Well needless to say the turnout was embarrassing because, hello? he's raging against hit records and artists and history has shown THAT doesn't work. But I applaud him for doing something. It's a start. Now we just need to do something more effective. Something that will show appreciation for these artists while encouraging them to USE these talents with morality and the desire to restore the dignity of their community. These artists ain't loyal to those who paved the way for them to be here and act a fool in front of the world. Make if we could help them SEE that...We could diffuse ALL this rage... Check out the video and share your thoughts please... Love ya, MEAN it...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Shouts out to Tonya Oliver a dear friend and model South Florida citizen on her new show The Spill! filmed locally, Tonya and co-host Michelle Simmons recap hot topics, fun facts, flavor of the day and more! Look for yours truly on a show soon :) Take a peak at the most recent episode:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I don't ever remember one artist dominating a movie soundtrack for a film they didn't appear in. But that just how bad Mary J Blige is! The sure bet for a summer box office smash, Think Like A Man Too dropped the soundtrack today which is 100% Mary. I was bopping to the hot track SUITCASE at the end of the movie premiere - it was just that funky. But really with the ladies dominating the sequel to Think like a Man - based on Steve Harvey's successful self-help tome - Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, who else but Mary could lay the tracks for this fly entourage's Las Vegas adventure.
And I am not mad at those who are calling Think Like a Man Too "the black girls" Bridesmaids. That's a high compliment - Bridesmaids was genius! Hopefully it will open the doors for a fully female run rom-com coming to a theater near you...
Thank goodness Think like a Man Too let the ladies stretch out and Mary J. Blige tells a little of each one's story on the sountrack. Mya ( Megan Good - The 90-Day-Rule Girl) Candace (Regina Hall -The Single Mom) Lauren (Taraji P. Henson - The Woman Who is Her Own Man) Kristen (Gabrielle Union -The Newlywed), Tish ( Wendi McLendon-Covey -The Happily Married Wife) Gail (Wendy Williams -Cedric’s Estranged Wife) Sonia (LaLa Anthony - Mya’s Best Friend) and WHO can forget Loretta (Jennifer Lewis -Michael’s Mother) Fierce, formidable and smothering, Loretta is on overdrive until Uncle Eddie (Dennis Haybert) pulls up to the bumper in one of the best set of scenes in the film. Sound like your girls? Guess who's going to buy the soundtrack today...
Think Like a Man Too opens in theaters this Friday June 20th. The soundtrack is in stores now, Itunes, Amazon.com.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
In case you missed it, you can watch the entire moving memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou here. It was an amazing service and I don't think you'll be the same after watching. In the open her great granson siad he always remembered his Grand saying I am the hand in the small of your back. I may let you stumble, but I will not let you fall. That is the joy we can all aspire to do, be and see in the world...
What do you have on your books? What are your plans? What will you do to make a change? But perhaps the question is What matters most? What you drive? Where you went and how much you spent? No my dear. You never thought of what kinda car Dr. Maya Angelou drove nor would you ever expect to see her flexing in it on Instagram. Because those are not, when they come to send you home, those are not the things that matter most. What matters is your life and how graceful and mindful you live it and because of how attentive and graceful she lived hers, I know that I am PHENOMENAL! I may forget and sometimes slip and let the world put it's claws into me. But I'll always have Dr. Maya's words to bring me back to one. Thank you Dr. Maya. Oh I pray your wings will fit you well...
Friday, June 6, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
For without her, nary a black girl may have seen the spotlight of the runway beam on her beautiful black skin. Yet somehow, Unfortunately, Rihanna’s ta-tas overshadowed the most powerful moment at the CFDA Awards gala Monday night when the Council bestowed its prestigious Founders Award to Bethann Hardison, a former model and modeling agent (and actor Kadeem Hardison’s mom) who has been a vocal champion for diversity on runways. She was introduced by model Naomi Campbell, who choked up when she described her admiration for Hardison. When Hardison came onstage to accept her trophy, so did 16 models of color, standing behind her and smiling. Read More
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Remember when that reporter from The Onion sent out the disgusting tweet calling young Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis "a cunt" during the 2012 Oscar ceremonies ? Well she is brushing that off her Armani clad shoulders still hunty cause she was just chosen as the spokeschild for the luxury designer line, The young star stole the show as the star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and is sure to do the same in her next role starring in the movie Annie. Armani says they chose her READ MORE
Summer is officially here! Time to find a cozy spot to spend time WITH yourself. While a luxurious VaCa may not be in the plans this summer, a STAYCAY most definitely should bed. Create your own oasis with this sexy hammock I spotted the other day for $94 bucks! Made in Nicaragua, theses stylish and sturdy hammocks will lively up your place and off a great getaway with a good book and a cool drink this summer.hangahammockcollective.com
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
MUST DO & SEE...NYC.
SuperModel Saturdays hosted by my bestie, Jason Kanner - pictured here with Amy Sacco and Supermodel Marcus Shenkenberg, is now ground zero for the Bold and Beautiful in Manhattan. Produced by Soul Artist Management along with popular nightclub located in the Meatpacking district, No. 8 , The ongoing series takes place the last Saturday of every other month, with a new host each month. Info: www.soulartistmanagement.com
Monday, May 19, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Well now...Coincidence? That Bey and Jay drop this promo for the ON THE RUN tour 2 seconds after the Solange drama dies down? AND the promo is a trailer for a movie that will never be in theaters? Like it was all a dream? I used to read WORD UP magazine...I digress. The more this thing unfolds, the more I'm starting to think The Carters are playing the world like the suckers we are...You watch this trailer and and see if your inner Arsenio doesn't think these are the things that make you go hmmmm...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Lawd have mercy that Omari Hardwick. Whew. We've seen him dozens of times but it wasn't until Being Mary Jane that he became a bonafide Hunk of burning Love!!! Now he stars opposite Naturi Naughton and executive producer Curtis 50 Cent Jackson in the Starz series POWER.
Sexual Chocolate Hardwick plays James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner, who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's one little problem: he is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Jennifer Lewis gives a testimony on the rocky road to success at this Baggage Claim premiere. Can the Church say Amen!!!
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I don't know how I missed this but I'm glad I found it. brought a little tear to my eye. I LOVE YOU DETROIT!!!
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