Archive for February, 2011

OPRAH’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY TROUBLES »

H ere we go again — The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is back in the news after the body of a newborn baby was found last week. The newborn baby was found after a 17-year-old gave birth to it on Wednesday, Gauteng police said. “Yes, the girl gave birth to the baby [...]

WENDY WILLIAMS TO INTERVIEW ARETHA »

W endy Williams announced on her show yesterday that she has landed an exclusive interview with Aretha Franklin. “The legendary Aretha Franklin has invited me to do an exclusive, in person intimate conversation with her in Detroit, that’s where she lives…The way I figure, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, I’m going [...]

SPRING/SUMMER 2011 LOUIS VUITTON UTAH NÉO GREENWICH TATTOO BAG »

M eet the standout and my favorite piece from Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2011 menswear collection, the Néo Greenwich Tattoo Bag in Utah Leather. The bag is the result of Louis Vuitton and American tattoo artist, Scott Campbell’s artistic collaboration.

Néo Greenwich Tattoo is crafted from the supple Utah leather (calfskin) that features a unique tattoo [...]

DIANA ROSS AND KIDS HEADED TO OPRAH »

D iana Ross will make her first television performance in four years on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” later this month — and she’s bringing her family with her. In addition to performing, the legend will also sit down for her first-ever interview with all of her children and her grandson on Oprah’s February 25 [...]

2011 NBA ALL-STAR GAME IN LOS ANGELES »

S ome our favorite celebrities packed into the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday night for the showdown, East vs. West for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. Stars like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Diddy, Bruno Mars, Spike Lee, and plenty others were spotted in their exclusive [...]

THE 5TH ANNUAL “TWO KINGS” DINNER »

D uring All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) and LeBron James took over Craft Restaurant in Century City to co-host the 5th Annual “Two Kings” Dinner presented by Bing. The dinner featured a menu by Top Chef Tom Colicchio and Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, was the evening’s guest speaker.
After, Ballmer addressed [...]

BMI TRAILBLAZERS OF GOSPEL AIRS ON GMC »

M ake sure to tune in to GMC this weekend (Feb19) at 7pm Eastern to watch the premiere broadcast of the 12th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards will honoring living legends, Pastor Shirley Caesar and Commissioned. The show is co-hosted by Donnie McClurkin and Kim Burrell. Also, expect special tribute performances by [...]

CHRIS BROWN PURCHASES NEW CONDO »

S inger, Chris Brown has purchased a West Hollywood condominium for close to its $1.75-million asking price. The bachelor pad occupies the entire top floor of the four-story building, and includes three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.
Other features in the modern condo are floor-to-ceiling windows that exit to a balcony overlooking the Los Angeles [...]

URBAN PREP CHARTER ACADEMY SENDS ENTIRE SENIOR CLASS TO COLLEGE »

F ire broke out in Cedric Abdul-Hakeem’s home Dec. 31. After making sure everyone was out safely, the 17-year-old re-entered the smoke-filled home to retrieve his laptop. “My laptop had all my college applications, and most applications are due Jan. 1,” explained Cedric. “I figured if my laptop burns, I’m through.” He got his [...]

BRANDY RETURNING TO HER OLD SOUND »

L ongtime fans of Brandy may be happy to know that she is sidestepping the current trend of R&B stars like Chris Brown and Usher doing Euro-Pop records. In fact, Brandy says she’s returning to the sound of her first three albums. HALLELUJAH! She must have heard me talking!

“I’m not going for the [...]

KIERRA SHEARD LIVE RECORDING COMING SOON! »

G ospel artist, Kierra Sheard is set for her first live recording session, to be held in Chicago. The recording takes place on Feb. 28, 2011 at 7pm at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in Chicago, IL and will feature The BRL Choir. The recording is for her upcoming project, titled Free, which is [...]

DIDDY DONATES 100,000 TO URBAN YOUTH »

H ip-Hop mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, dug deep in his pockets and pulled out a $100,000 donation for the “100 Urban Entrepreneurs Foundation,” a foundation devoted to developing future leaders in business. The money will be used to help youth start up their own businesses.

Diddy was honored on Sunday (Feb13) during the 2011 Annual [...]

NELLY FINALLY OPENS UP ABOUT ASHANTI »

A fter years of dancing around the subject, Nelly will talk about his relationship with Ashanti on an upcoming episode of VH1’s “Behind The Music” scheduled to air next month. The two have been rumored to be together for several years but maintained that they were just friends. On the show, Nelly, also opens [...]

FRED HAMMOND “DWELLING PLACE” VIDEO »

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUNTIN ECO-TRASH PUMP »

W ho said that being eco-conscious couldn’t be fly? This summer, Christian Loubountin 6″ inch peep toe sling back gets eco-friendly. Their infamous “eco-trash” style has returned this season for a look that is daring and fun. Please note ladies – the pump isn’t shy about being unique, each shoe is constructed from [...]

42ND ANNUAL DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS »

T he Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced Wednesday from the Grand Salon of the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta the diverse group of artist nominees for the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards. This is the first time the awards have been held outside of Memphis or Nashville. The awards show will take place on [...]

BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON »

B ig Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son, the third installment in the “Big Momma” franchise, we not only get Martin Lawrence back in his infamous Big Momma suit, but now we get to see Brandon T. Jackson suit up and play Big Momma’s great niece! The stars filled the red carpet at the Los [...]

HALLE BERRY SETTLES CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTE »

H alle Berry and Gabriel Aubry have finally reconciled, the judge presiding over their child custody case has granted Halle’s request to head to work in New York after an emergency meeting this past Wednesday. Last month, the Halle drop out of the cast of “New Year’s Eve,” a romantic comedy film being shot [...]

ARETHA FRANKLIN ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES »

A retha Franklin plans to return to the stage in May, after having taken a break to recover from her undisclosed illness. She says she’s back at “150 per cent,” but is also working towards losing weight and slimming down to a size 16. “I want to not only maintain the weight I am [...]

MATTHEW KNOWLES APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE GMA »

M athew Knowles, the founder, president and CEO of Music World Entertainment, has been named to the Gospel Music Association’s board of directors. Matthew, who helped launch the career of Destiny’s Child and the solo careers of its members, including daughter Beyoncé — will sit on the 35-member GMA board.

“These are challenging times in [...]