Archive for February, 2011

82ND ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS (PHOTOS) »

T he 83rd Academy Awards were handed out Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Here are some of the special moments captured from the red carpet and various parties around town.

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MO’NIQUE “DID NOT” SNUBBED THE OSCARS »

M o’Nique is feeling the heat today after not showing up to present an award at last night’s Oscars. Some rumors were saying she “refused” or “snubbed” this year’s Oscars to be a to be a presenter. It has become customary to have the previous year’s winner be a presenter the follow year.

Mo’Nique’s [...]

MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY MOVIE TRAILER »

WILLOW SMITH: “21ST CENTURY GIRL” (AUDIO) »

“Step on the brakes and I’m going to step on the gas. I am rebel, but I do it with class. I set the boundaries, the rules don’t own me”

LOOK AT ME NOW: CHRIS BROWN GOES BLONDE »

O ver the weekend, Chris Brown premiered a new blonde hairstyle. He tweeted photos of his new look with the caption Look At Me Now, the title of his latest single featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes from his upcoming album, F.A.M.E. due in stores March 22.

I personally like the new look, takes me [...]

ESSENCE BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD LUNCHEON »

E ssence Magazine hosted the 4th annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon yesterday honoring “Simply the Best” Black actresses, including Jennifer Hudson, Loretta Devine, Angela Bassett, and Viola Davis. This annual event celebrates the brightest stars who, through their work, have helped illuminate positive images of Black women.

Whether giving the performance of a lifetime or [...]

JENNIFER HUDSON VIDEO: “WHERE YOU AT” »

T alk about dedication to your craft, Jennifer Hudson shot her new video for her Where You At? single during the Chicago blizzard a few weeks ago. This single is off her upcoming I Remember Me sophomore album, dropping March 22nd. Directed by Anthony Mandler, you can check out some photos from the [...]

NICKI MINAJI COVERS BLACK BOOK MAGAZINE »

N icki Minaj has animated and fashion forward spread in the latest edition of Black Book Magazine. The five page feature in the magazine includes an in-depth interview that details the ups and downs of her rise to fame. She discussed many topics including her twitter frenemies, the Lady Gaga comparisons and how fame [...]

“THE BODYGUARD” REMAKE IN THE WORKS »

W arner Bros has giving the green light for a remake of its 1992 hit movie The Bodyguard, the film that paired Whitney Houston with Kevin Costner and became for its time one of the biggest global hits in studio history with a $411 million worldwide gross.

The new version is similar to the old, [...]

SHIRLEY CAESAR RE-SIGNS TO LIGHT RECORDS »

P astor Shirley Caesar announced last week that she has re-signed with her long time label home, Light Records. Her announcement comes hot off the heels of her earning two Dove Award nominations this year for her 2010 hit CD, A City Called Heaven. The CD was nominated for Traditional Gospel Album of [...]

NELLY AND KELLY ON THE SET OF NEW VIDEO »

N elly and Kelly Rowland are back together! The two were together yesterday in Cancun on the set of their new video for the song, Gone. The song is the next single from Nelly’s 5.0 CD, which is in stores now. Gone is a follow up to their 2002 hit song, Dilemma that rocked [...]

CARMELO ANTHONY DEBUTS AT THE GARDEN »

C armelo Anthony’s debut on the big stage at Madison Square Garden was a huge hit. Melo scored 27 points and made 10 rebounds, in front of a crowd that cheered his every move as New York beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-108 last night. He matched the third-highest scoring game in a Knicks debut [...]

A NEW ANTI-ABORTION AD CAUSING TROUBLE »

“T he most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb,” that’s according to a new New York City billboard placed by Life Always. The billboard is about half a mile from one of three New York City Planned Parenthood abortion facilities which jointly reported nearly 17,000 abortions in 2010.

“During Black History [...]

MARY MARY ALBUM LISTENING SESSION (PHOTOS) »

Gospel duo, Mary Mary held their official album listening session for their upcoming album Something Big Tuesday (Feb22) at the Canal Room in New York City.

BARON DAVIS LEXUS CT200H CHALLENGE »

Actor, Hill Harper wins the challenge at Lexus CT200h Challenge with Baron Davis.
L os Angeles Clippers point guard, Baron Davis is teamed up with leading luxury automaker Lexus last week to raise monies for his foundation, The Rising Stars of America (RSOA). Baron challenged his celebrity buddies to a race in a parking lot [...]

MUSIC: DONALD LAWRENCE & CO – SPIRITUAL »

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA LINE 22 SNEAKER »

N ew from the Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2011 collection, I fell in love with the Line 22 high-top velcro sneaker. They feature a hidden lace-up system with a velcro strap on a rubber sole. This leather high top sneaker can be purchased in both a navy and black. The sneaker retails for $650.

Usher [...]

OMAROSA BECOMES AN ORDAINED MINISTER »

O marosa Manigault-Stallworth, the most celebrated villain in the history of “The Apprentice,” is official an ordained minister, she received her preacher’s license this past Sunday (Feb20). Omarosa, also became the assistant pastor at Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

“Sunday was a very special day for me in terms of my [...]

KOBE BRYANT IMMORTALIZED IN CONCRETE »

H e is one of the most popular basketball players in NBA history and last weekend Kobe Bryant also became the first athlete to be immortalized in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The 32-year-old star couldn’t stop smiling as he placed his hands and feet in the cement.

Fans lined up from 6am to see [...]

CARMELO ANTHONY HEADING TO NEW YORK »

I t’s official: The Denver Nuggets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks on Monday night, the deal will go through the NBA’s approval process today. Throughout the last six months of trade rumors, Carmelo wanted three things: To get his three-year contract extension done before the trade deadline, to play [...]