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Friday, July 31, 2009

Rocsi Speaks about Anorexia and Eating Disorder

To Rocsi... this was very brave. Thanks for sharing because body image and weight is something so many women have to deal with and it's alot of pressure for a young girl. SO PROUD OF YOU ROCSI!!!! Girls pay attention... there are healthy ways of doing things and losing weight. Don't starve yourself! Just eat right and exercise. Unless you knew me from childhood alot of my current friends and acquaintances don't even know I was very overweight as a child. Rosci is right... don't judge, it is very hurtful. To this day I do not use the word fat because of how often I was called it in my youth... I think that is the most negative term. You will NEVER hear Mia Mendez call someone fat. Trust.

Tyra Banks Spotted at Photoshoot

Tyra was spotted in Soho, New York on thursday posing for some pics. Not sure what the photo's will be used for but can I just say... NO ONE can strike a pose like Tyra! I love watching Top Model because she is so flawless at her craft. I love the shoes in the blue and the orange dress looks great! Nice.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Halle Berry Spotted with Nahla

OMG! Halle's daughter is beautiful! She is sure to be a knock out when she grows up... I already see it. Side note: Looking at Halle is those sunglasses reminds me I was trying on sunglasses the other day while shopping and I think those big sunglasses look so fly on alot of females but when I put them on I just think... oh no! I look like a bug. Lol... I'm not a sunglass person so maybe I just have to get used to the look??? Halle looks good in them though!

Ludacris New Album and His Cognac

Ludacris has confirmed the title of his next album is "Ludaversal". I like that. He did say there will be guest appearances but has not named names yet. This is the follow up to his 2008 album Theatre of the Mind. Ludacris is definately staying busy as he is also putting the finishing up Battle of the Sexes, the collaborative album with Shawnna.
And for all the cognac drinkers out there... I can't handle it lol... Luda talked about his new line called Conjure that he owns with Birkedal Hartmann Cognac brand owner, Kim Hartmann. Luda tells Allhiphop.com "The quality of it is ridiculous. I guarantee you were bringing something new to the market. You know how us folks like to collect certain liquor bottles, it’s a whole bunch of silhouettes of naked women on the bottle. Not only that, but what’s going to bring you back is you loving the taste and the quality of it.” Watch men want to save the bottles... Lol. Congrats to Luda on that business move and I look forward to his album. Side note: I think Luda is one of the top 5 rappers to feature on a track... he kills it everytime!!

Kim Kardashian Statement to Her Fans

Kim was spotted arriving at the MTV studios for It's On With Alexa Chung (I don't know what that is lol). But Kim wanted to let her fans know she is doing ok with the break up from Reggie Bush. "Hey guys, I just wanted to let you all know that I truly appreciate all the love and support I’ve been receiving over the last 48 hours. I just want you all to know I’m doing okay, and I really appreciate your support. I’ve been reading all your comments and I really have the best fans ever! I love you guys!" I think she is so sweet! I did think Kim and Reggie made a nice couple and like others was rooting for them. Wish them both the best.

Gabrielle Union coming to TV

Congrats going out to our girl Gabrielle Union! She has landed a role on a TV show. She will be joining the cast of ABC's Fast Forward. Gabrielle will play the role of Zoey a defense attorney(hmm a pitbull like in Daddy's Little Girl lol). There will also be some romance involved... that's always good! Executive Producer David S. Goyer made a statement, “We’re thrilled that Gabrielle is joining our cast. When we met with her, we immediately knew she was our Zoey. She’s witty, soulful and beautiful.” Yes she is! Fast Forward revolves around an instant where virtually everyone gets a quick glimpse at the future and then must live knowing what’s ahead. The show premieres September 24th at 8pm. Tune in!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

President Obama meeting with Professor and Cop Thursday

By now you are aware of the cop that ended up arresting Professor Gates outside his home because the officer thought he was breaking in... yes into his own home. Last week President Obama commented on the situation stated the Police Department "acted stupidly". From what I have been reading the police department was asking Obama to apologize. OH PLEASE. So today a senior administration official said Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department will be visiting the White House Thursday. All three are suppose to meet at 6pm. I have to say we have some President... for Obama to even have this meeting shows another act of CLASS on his behalf. Here he is trying to do what's right. My thing is this... I don't care what procedure the department was following... the moment Gates showed his ID and proof of this being his residence that should have been the end of it. At that point you explain you recieved a phone call and were just checking things out... Apologize for the inconvenience and go on with your shift. Now I know alot of time neighbors don't even know who lives in the house next to and across from them. But this was just crazy. I can't even imagine getting arrested going into my own house. SMH (shaking my head).
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Anita Baker Collaborates with Snoop Dogg

I would have never put these two artist together for a collaboration. When you think of Anita Baker you just think of classic R&B Soul and of a completely different taste and generation than that of Snoop Dogg. But most times when two greats come together they producer a hit! So I'm really interested in hearing Anita Baker and Snoop together on a track. Anita is preparing and album due in 2010. Anita is aware that her long time fans may not be accepting of her duet choice but she assures them she is not straying from her traditional sound. “The album is not a departure. It will be an Anita Baker record, but it will have a lot of surprising elements in it,” Baker tells Billboard. “We’ll take a lot of our contemporaries and bring them into my project where they may fit.” Anita goes on to say how impressed she thinks people will be with Snoop's growth. “It’s lovely, who knew that Snoop is madly in love with his wife, you know? We’ve got a chance to see that in the way his music has grown, so when he comes in to do dialogue over that love theme, it becomes very grown-up and contemporary at the same time.” Hhmm?? I want to hear this song.

Michael Vick Reinstated into the NFL

It's been almost two years since Mike Vick pleaded quilty to the federal charge of having a dogfighting operation out of a home he owned in Virginia, he was reinstated into the NFL on a conditional basis according to a statement given by the National Football League on Monday. Vick "will be considered for full reinstatement and to play in regular-season games by Week 6 based on the progress he makes in his transition plan," the statement said. Week 6 of the NFL season is in October. Vick made a statement, "I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to Commissioner, Roger Goodell for allowing me to be readmitted to the National Football League. I fully understand that playing football in the NFL is a privilege, not a right, and I am truly thankful for the opportunity I have been given." Once Atlanta Falcons player is now a free agent and has not been signed by a team as of yet.
Yes, what Vick did was wrong but at the same time... people make mistakes in life and he did his time so I say let him move on. All we can do is hope he truly has learned from this. Good luck Vick.
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Chris Tucker Owes Back Taxes???

According to the Detroit News Chris Tucker has a lein against him for not paying taxes. The lein was filed on June 24th and he owes the government $3,594,409. This was issued out of the state of Califonia. Wow... what's up with celebrities not paying taxes?? Who is Chris' accountant??? So strange... the government is one thing you just don't play with.

50 Cent and Rachel Adams on the Set

50 Cent and Rachel Adams seen on set of upcoming comedy "Morning Glory"... I'm interested in how 50 will be in a comedy??? Lol. They are filming in Manhattan.

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Robin Thicke - Dirty It Up

This is a new Robin Thicke Dirty It Up produced by Scott Storch. I like it! There is something so sexy about Robin... ladies he is telling us to Dirty It Up in the sheets! Lol... not a problem... go Paula Patton!

Diddy Forms New Group - Dirty Money

Sean Diddy Combs is currently preparing for his latest album, Last Train to Paris and you Diddy is always trying to do some different. So he has formulated a new group called "Dirty Money". Diddy explains why that title and I'm glad because my first thought was... that's sounds illegal and why draw that type of attention lol. But this is what Diddy says, “Dirty Money is not about no drug money, illegal money, or anything negative,” Combs explained. “Dirty Money is a look, a sound, a movement, [and] a crew." So now I get it... its like saying we filthy rich and just got it like that, a swagger. I like! Also, this is a trio that consists of Diddy, former Danity Kane member, Dawn Richard and songwriter, Kalenna. I look forward to this album because Diddy will always know how to make a hit and make you want to dance. Lol The new album is set to release November 24th.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

New Jay-Z Ft Rihanna and Kanye West

"Run This Town" CHECK IT OUT! I like the hook... nice to hear Rihanna.

Lil Kim celebrates her 34th Birthday in Miami

Just wanted to say Happy Belated bday to Lil Kim... I love her. I was sooooooooo wanting her to go all the way on Dancing with the Stars! Lol. Lil Kim arrived with celebrity friend Lisa Raye Thursday at Mansion Nightclub (I went there a few years ago, FLY!). Enjoy the pics!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nas and Kelis

Ok so I blogged before about Kelis having the baby and Nas' lawyer leading us to believe Nas was "not allowed" at the baby's birth. Since then TMZ.com has reported that he was there. It has since been reported that Nas showed up drunk because he just came from performing a show. Dag... he was told to leave. However, at the time of the babies birth Nas was present... I guess he was sober by then because Kelis was in labor 24 hours!!! Ouch. And let's just say Kelis hit the jackpot with this judge that appointed Nas to pay $55,000 in child and spousal support month! CRAZY! Keep in mind this is in LA. I just don't understand why judges give celebrity mother's so much money for a child... SMH. I really think there should be some law in place that states any funds over a certain amount for example, $10,000 should go into a trust fund for the child and untouchable until the age of 18 or something like that. I don't understand giving all that money a month to the mother. Especially in this day and age where so many women are just dropping babies for the sake of the child support... Unbelievable. There has to be some sort of stipulation? And this is not meant to come at Kelis specifically... this happens all the time. I just don't get it. Maybe I don't get it because I don't have children myself??? I don't know. Am I wrong???
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7/24/09 --- Update : allhiphop.com reports this morning Nas is ordered to pay $40,000 in child support... so I'm thinking the the rest of the $15,000 is going towards the spousal support.

Tyler Perry's - I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Yay! Another Tyler Perry movie! Of course the play for I Can Do Bad All By Myself came out in 2005. Below is the trailer for the movie due to hit theatres Sept. 11 2009 (FYI - Same day JayZ next album is due). The movie is starring Tyler Perry along with our girls Taraji Henson, Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, and fellas Brian J. White, and Adam Rodriguez. Check it out! Oh and Adam Rodriguez... Holaaaa!!!

Mariah Carey pushes back album

Mariah Carey’s album, Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, release is going to be delayed. It was originally slated to be released August 25, the new date is September 15 even though there is reportedly still a possiblity that it might not make the new date. Mariah has asked Island/Def Jam to give her at least 3 more weeks. I been hearing alot of people were anxiously anticipating a face off with Whitney Houston’s album, I Look To You, that will be released September 1. Ok I think Mariah and her camp are smarter than to go up against Whiteny right now... she is the most anticipated artist right now. No disrespect Mariah we love you too but we have been waiting YEARS for Whitney.

Whitney Houston's Album Release Party in NYC

I have been hearing nothing but great things about Whitney's album and how great she looks! Yay! So hppay to hear it. Her album hits stores September 1st and do me a favor... the best way to show Whitney how loved she is and how much she was missed is to go out and BUY her CD. Don't download it for free!!! Ok! Above are some pics from the party held at the Allen Room at the Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night.

Keysha Nichols interview with Diane Sawyer

You remember I blogged last week about Richard Jefferson calling off his wedding to Kesha in an email... Diane Sawyer (lover her) had an interview with Kesha and she talks about how this happen and her feelings.

Diane Sawyer: It wasn’t an entire surprise to you?
Kesha Nichols: No… It wasn’t; just a troubled weekend. It was a month of four funerals that we had to attend between our two families and wedding
showers and traveling back and forth, but it just all came to ahead that weekend. We had the discussion on Sunday night and I had flown back to New York. He had just confirmed in an e-mail, what we had both spoken about the night before.
Sawyer also asked her about the ring?
Kesha Nichols: The ring is mine, the ring was a
gift and my grandparents have it in North Carolina right now.

Ok so why did Richard make it seem like they hadn't spoken in a week and he just sent her an email like, I don't want to get married?? He said nothing about them discussing this the night before. Hmmm... well anyway, like what we said before Kesha seems fine with this. Good luck to her! and enjoy that settlement lol.

For the full interview watch video below.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jay-Z talks about the rumors Chris Brown - The Game

Jay-Z did a radio interview and talks about Chris Brown rumor and beef with the Game. Check it out. After you listen you know what I'm talking about but JayZ has a way of making people feel real stupid LOL. I'm glad I never blogged about the Chris Brown rumor. Lol

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Marc Anthony is now part owner of Miami Dolphins!

Woo hoo! I just love Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez (especially JLo lol). Big news and congrats out to Marc Anthony for becoming a partial owner of the Miami Dolphins and yes that means Jennifer too because she is wife! Woo hoo! I love the game of football and think it;s so exciting to own a team.... Hmm... maybe I can be part owner of the Eagles in the future?? Lol Skies the limit! So cute how Jennifer got her own jersey.

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Paula Abdul may not return to American Idol

Every year there seems to be the rumor that goes around on whether or not Paula will return to American Idol for numerous reasons. Even when they brought the newest judge Kara people kept saying she is going to replace Paula... but I think most peole like love Paula on the show. Sure she says some off the wall stuff at times that make you wonder what's in that cup??? Lol. But still... It's looking like Idol does not plan to bring her back this season. The Los Angeles Times quoted Abdul's new manager as saying, "Very sadly, it does not appear that she's going to be back on 'Idol.' " David Sonenberg on told the newspaper it was "unnecessarily hurtful" to Abdul that she has not received "any proposal whatsoever" from producers, even though the judges will start auditioning contestants for the next season on August 6. "I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that they haven't stepped up and said what they want to do," Sonenberg said. You know what that has to be the WORST feeling... to have to sit and wait every season like that and not know what is going on. They could at least call her and tell her they don't want to resign her rather than just say nothing and watch the show premiere! The industry can be so heartless! Ugh! Paula's lawyer also said Paula is "not a happy camper" and looking for alternative shows. Good luck Paula!

Kelis delivered her baby today.

Reports say Kelis went into labor about 10:30am this morning and was taken to the hospital. Her and Nas were scheduled to meet in court today to discuss the financial support Nas would be giving for his baby and spousal support. Kelis and Nas got married in 2005 and Kelis filed for divorce in April of 2009. That's gotta suck to actually decide you want a divorce while carrying your husband's baby. Dag. Kelis stated she wanted the divorce due to irreconcilable differences.

Allhiphop.com reports that Nas' lawyer said he rushed to the hospital once he found out Kelis went into labor. However, Nas did not actually witness the birth of his first son today. A source stated that he was not allowed. And even though this is hearbreaken to Nas he still offers support and love to his baby boy and his mother. Hmm.... sounds like one of those situations where the female doesn't let the man witness the baby's birth out of anger. That's a shame. Either way, congrats to Kelis and Nas on their little one!

Busta Rhymes now has Independent publishing deal

Busta is at the point in his career where he has chosen to move towards independence. He has signed a new worldwide deal with independent publisher Kobalt Music Group. The terms of the deal indicate Kobalt will release 27 of Busta Rhymes tracks. In July of 2010 Kobalt will release 150 of Busta's music, which is currently being dealt by Warner Chappell.

"We are thrilled to conclude this deal with Busta Rhymes which also includes synch licensing and creative services for film, TV, games, ringtones and other media,” said Willard Ahdritz, CEO and Founder of Kobalt. “He is truly one of the most influential artists in Hip-Hop history and we look forward to working closely with him.”
Oh! Typing this so made me think of my Busta look a like in Philly. Lol. Check out the video at the top righthand corner of the page... the one where my hair is in a bun. He really looks like Busta!
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Chef Lovely premieres on FOX's Hell's Kitchen tonight!

First, I loved this show last season... cracks me up! Lol... and I was so excited to find out my Lovely has gotten the opportunity to be on the show. Yay! Please tune in tonight and this season and support Chef Lovely! Check out the video below... Mmm Soul Latin Cuisine! Lol
And for those that don't know follow us twitter! @miamendez @cheflovely Thanks!

Monday, July 20, 2009

YAY!!!! Tyler Perry!

Tyler Perry heard about the 65 kids from Philly that were told they couldn't swim in the Huntington Valley Pool because they would "change the complexion of the club" and decided he would do something great and what a statement! Tyler Perry will be taking all 65 kids to disney world August 1st! Wow! Can u imagine how excited they are! Shoot as adults we would be excited, Lol. I think what Tyler wrote below is just beautiful... thank you Tyler Perry for including us, your supporters in your generous gesture.

I was told that one of these children, a seven year old, asked her mother if she was “too black to be in a pool.” How do you answer that? Again, it broke my heart and I wanted to do something, and I feel like you all would want to do something, too. So what I did was on Aug 1st thru 3rd, I’m sending these kids to Disney World, and then to a Disney water park. I want them to know that for every act of evil that a few people will throw at you, there are millions more who will do something kind for them. This is all about the kids.
This made me so angry.
Since Michael Jackson died I have not watched the news. I have just been so disgusted at how the mainstream media has riddled this family with disrespect, and no matter what anyone, you or I included, might have thought of him, the truth of the matter is
-the man was still a human being and his kids and family deserve some privacy and space. And I know that I’m not the only one that feels this way, so I purposely kept the TV off. Anyway, I was walking through the house, and I don’t know how this TV was on, but I saw a little boy on the news crying his eyes out. So I turned it up. Here is this kid talking about being kicked out of the Valley Swim Club outside Philadelphia because he was black. Did you hear me? I said, “No way, this can’t be! It’s 2009. I don’t believe this!” But, I know it happens even in this year of Obama.
As I listened to the story, the anchorperson went on to talk about a woman named Althea Wright. This young lady started a non-profit called Creative Steps to help inner-city children. And apparently she had booked the Valley Swim Club’s pool and paid for it to be used by the children throughout the summer. As we all know, this is such a great thing. During the summer our kids can get into a lot of trouble if they don’t have something creative to do. Anyway, as the story went on, I was shocked to find out that it wasn’t just him but 65 children in all, black and Hispanic kids, that were kicked out of the pool. You should Google this story and read it online for yourself. It’s crazy! I went from being mad to being furious.
The news reporter went on to say that the president of the club and its members said, and I quote, “We don’t want to change the complexion of our club.” The president refunded the money of the children and asked them not to come back. WHAT?! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I said I have to do something for these children. I can’t let them think that they are inferior because of the color of their skin. Then that night I saw the president of the Valley Swim Club on the news again saying that he misspoke and that it was a safety issue and the club wasn’t able to accommodate so many children. But the children themselves reportedly said that members were taking their kids out of the pool, and that they were saying things like, “Why are they here?” and “They’re black,” even insinuating that these kids would steal or maybe hurt their children.
Now get this. A few days later I catch the story again on CNN. This time the club was inviting the kids to come and swim. WHAT?! I’m confused. If you refunded the money because there was not enough room in the pool and it was a safety issue then why are you asking the same 65 kids to come back?
This is awful, and for anyone that has grown up in the inner-city, you know that one small act of kindness can change your life. These kids see the images of President Obama on TV and then they see the drug dealers and thugs on the corner. Which do you think is more their reality? One act of kindness, one person telling them that they are special, one moment of encouragement can make them move mountains. I know it to be true because I was one of them. They don’t need to be called names and be told that they are less than, because of the color of their skin or because of where they come from.
That’s why I’m telling you this. Since you all have put me in the position to be able to do something I feel like by me doing this we are all doing it together. This is all about the kids. So, thank you for letting me do this. Thank you so much. And do me a favor please. When you see these kids coming through the airport, (I’m sure you won’t be able to miss them. I imagine they are going to be super excited) when you see them in the park and in the hotel, let’s show them a whole lot of love and respect. Show them that they are just as good as anyone else. And show them that they can do or be anything they want to be no matter what anyone says!
Tyler Perry

Chris Brown's public apology.

Everyone is talking about Chris public apology... I am so glad he has finally said something. I understand his attorney telling him not to at the time. Chris is young... plenty of time to grow and learn from this and do what needs to be done in order that this NEVER happens again. Best of luck to him.
To view Chris Brown apology click video below.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Dream and Christina now engaged!

Take a look at the ROCK on Christina Milian's finger! Nice. They were spotted at Billy Clark birhtday party Saturday. Doesn't the Dream look like he is blushing?! And she is always all smiles... Lol... too cute. I honestly don't know how long they have been dating but they sure seem in love. Congrats!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lil Wayne Audio... SMH.

I normally don't put things of profanity on my blogpage but this audio is somewhat unedited.

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Forbes Top 10 Richest Rappers

1. Jay-Z - $34 million
2. 50 Cent - $32 million
3. Diddy - $28 million
4. Timbaland - $21 million
5. Dr. Dre - $20 million
6. Eminem - $18 million
7. Snoop Dogg - $17 million
8. Kanye West - $17 million
9. Pharrell Williams - $17 million
10. Scott Storch - $17 million
It was rumored last week the 2nd richest rapper 50 Cent, was planning to go up against the richest rapper Jay Z, and release his album the same day as Jay, Sept. 11th. But 50 has confirmed that those rumors are false and 50 will release "Before I Self Distruct" on Sept. 29th.
Also, Parrell Williams who comes in at number 9 on the Forbes list is currently being sued by a band that claims he stole one of their beats and used it for the Clipse. According to TMZ.com the band Geggy Tah filed a federal lawsuit against Pharrell, accusing him of using their 1996 song “Whoever You Are” for The Clipse’s single “All I Wanna Do (Feel Like Me)." However, according to the lawsuit the track was produced by Pharrell in 1997 but wasn’t released until 2007. It's crazy how often this happens in the industry. You have to be so careful with your work. You just never know if someone will take your music or having to deal with someone claiming you did.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Neyo walks off the stage crying???

A teary eyed Neyo walked off the stage during a perfomance in Manchester Thursday night. This is crazy... there are comments from people at the show who say they thought at first he was getting choked up because he had sang a few Michael Jackson songs but then realized something was wrong. Also, he says thanks for baring with me tonight. Talks that he may have lost his voice but I don't believe that. He wouldn't be crying the way he is in the video over a lost voice. Something was wrong. Aww Neyo! Hope everything turns out okay. Check out the video.

President Obama Speech at 100 years NAACP NYC

Great speech by our President! Congratulation to your 100 years and many more NAACP!

Usher carrying on the spirit of Michael Jackson

As we know Usher is someone who was greatly influenced by the late Michael Jackson. You see it in all his videos and in his rendition of MJ's "Gone to Soon" at the memorial. Usher plans on keeping the giving back spirit of Michael alive. With the official opening of Camp New Look on July 13th, Usher wants to pursue Michael's quest to Heal The World. This summer camp is a two week experience in Atlanta that will focus on showing 130 kids the business side of sports and entertainment. “I paid close attention to what celebrities like Michael Jackson had done with his brand,” Raymond told USA Today less than three weeks before the King of Pop’s unexpected death. “He made philanthropy something that was kind of like a sense of heart work, and not hard work. All of the hard work went into who he was as a celebrity; the heart work made a difference.” Very nicely put. Usher at this point explains his focus is to give children inspiration to do something with their lives. I think that is awesome. Usher goes on, "They say in life you can be a product of your experience or a product of your environment,” the 30-year-old entertainer said. “I choose to be a product of my experience.” Go Usher!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

61st Emmy Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

Best drama are "Lost," "Mad Men," "House," "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "Damages" and "Big Love."
Best comedy series are "Entourage," "30 Rock," "The Office," "Family Guy," "Flight of the Conchords," "Weeds" and "How I Met Your Mother."
Best actor in a drama are Simon Baker ("The Mentalist"), Gabriel Byrne ("In Treatment"), Hugh Laurie ("House"), Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") and Jon Hamm ("Mad Men").
Best actress in a drama are Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: SVU"), Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"), Glenn Close ("Damages"), Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men"), Sally Field ("Brothers and Sisters") and Holly Hunter ("Saving Grace").
Best actor in a comedy are Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords"), Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Tony Shalhoub ("Monk"), Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men"), Steve Carell ("The Office") and Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory").
Best actress in a comedy are Toni Collette ("The United States of Tara"), Christina Applegate ("Samantha Who?"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") and Sarah Silverman ("The Sarah Silverman Program").
Best TV movie are "Grey Gardens," "Into the Storm," "Prayers for Bobby," "Taking Chance" and "Coco Chanel."
Best reality competition are "The Amazing Race," "American Idol," "Dancing with the Stars," "Project Runway" and "Top Chef."
Best variety, music or comedy series are "The Colbert Report," "The Daily Show," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Real Time with Bill Maher" and "Saturday Night Live."

The 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, September 20, on CBS. Neil Patrick Harris will host from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater.

Are We There Yet? is Coming to TV

I am so PROUD of Ice Cube! He has struck a deal to bring the movie Are We There Yet to television. Nice. His production company Cube Vision will produce the sitcom due to start June of 2010. I can't wait to see it! I think Ice Cube's accomplishment starting with being a rap artist are great. In the series Terry Crew will play Nick, Cube's charater in the movie. It will air on TBS starting with 10 episodes and an option for 90 more. Ice Cube will have a recurring role but they are not sure who will play Nia Long's character... why not Nia??? We all want to see her!

Jada Pinkett-Smith featured in SHAPE Magazine

Jada is featued in the August edition of Shape magazine where she talks about her relationship with hubby Will. I love how real they both are about their relationship. Shows confidence in the relationship and eachoher. Nice. Check out part of the Shape interview below.

“Will and I are yin and yang,” she says. “He’s all sky, vast and bright and soaring, and I’m all earth. I’m here to ground him, and he’s here to help me fly.” She says they take time out to nourish their relationship by spending quality time together: “Last week we were stressed out, so I packed a picnic and took Will to a place we hiked to on one of our first dates. We sat and reminisced on that time in our life. Then we went home and made love. Thank God Will has simple tastes. Even the littlest thing for him is like, ‘Wow!’? Jada says they will have sex anywhere they can. “When you have three kids, you’ve got to take your opportunities when they come. In a limo, on the way to the Academy Awards this year, Will started looking at me in this way that drives me wild. We started kissing passionately, and the next thing I knew, well, let’s just say we missed the red carpet and I ended up with almost no makeup on.” Jada says she also does her daily Kegels: “It keeps the sex hot.” (ok am I late but what is Kegels??? Dont laugh just tell me! Lol)
But seriously, who wouldn't want their marraige to be like that!! Woo hoo! Lol

Richard Jefferson Calls Off Wedding Through Email

This is so crazy... NBA player Richard Jefferson decided 4th of July weekend he didn't want to marry his then fiance Kesha Ni’Cole Nichols. Get this... he broke the news to her in an EMAIL. WHAT?! This occurred just days before the wedding. He did a telephone interview with the Post and is quoted, "There was a lot of stress and tension in the relationship. We’ve been through a lot — but we just couldn’t continue," Jefferson goes on to say, "I won’t say a negative word about Kesha. She is one of my best friends." Is he kidding??? Ok she is your best friend who NOW you want to act like you have such respect for that you couldn't even pick up the phone... see her and tell her face to face that you don't want to get married???? Please, men can be such punks! Jefferson says they hadn't spoken in a week... ok that is no excuse... you can still pick up the phone. SMH. On a good note, he is giving Kesha a nice "partying" gift. Lol. Jefferson says he is giving her a six-figure settlement so she can start her new life. Go girl! Lol
There is something more to this but to Kesha, stay strong and enjoy that new start! Because from what I have been reading, Kesha was shocked but not completely caught off guard by this and she is doing fine. Yay!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Justin Timberlake Opens Golf Course

Justin actually bought the Mirimichi Golf Course back in 2007 and has spent $16 million in renovations in order to make it environmentally friendly. The golf course is set to open July 25th. I'm so not into golf but I can see Justin loving this place. Lol and umm... when's his next album??? I still rock out in the car to Future Sex Love Sounds.

50 Cent Removes Tatoos for Movie Career

50 Cent has chosen to remove some of his tattoos in order better accomodate his process when film making. “I took some of the tattoos off because on the movie set, if we got a six o’clock call time, I have to be there two o’clock the night before,” 50 says. “I gotta go through four hours of make up before we go ahead and play the role. So, I just took it off my arm. My right arm." Dag!!!!! I think 50's tatts are so sexy! Lol... but I totally understand him making this decision because getting up at that time to get prepared to shoot is no joke. As long as he keeps the ones on his back! Mmmmmm

Nia Long Speaks Non-Acting Actors That Sing

First I do miss Nia Long on the screen! I think she was one of the good ones and just so pretty. I know she decided to have children and then come back but we all know how hard it is for minority women to get roles today.. they are fighting for the same ones. Check out the quote from Nia.

“I didn’t see ‘Obsessed,’ so I can’t comment, but it’s just not about how talented you are anymore. It’s about, ‘How much box-office revenue will this person generate?’ When you see certain people – we won’t name names – they just don’t have the skill, and no one in their team has said, ‘You need acting classes’…“If you take time to develop your craft, God bless you. Jamie Foxx is an example of both [actor and singer].”

Ok so I think we all know Nia is talking about Beyonce or why would she have mentioned Obsessed??? I understand what Nia is saying because everyone knows Beyonce isn't the best actress... she is growing though because I think her role in Obsessed was the best yet that I have seen. Nia Long, I love her and yes would love to see her on the big screen again but at the same time... why hate on another persons grind. Beyonce is going after her dreams and she is fearless with it. I admire that. I do believe she has taken some acting lessons though because she definately needed them and I think B knows that about herself. Lol... This also has to do with who people are familiar with and the younger generation of today don't know who Nia Long is and that is unfortunate. Touchy situation but you know what... I love them both and I would pay to see both of them on the big screen! So bring Nia back!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Whitney Houston - I Didn't Know My Own Strength

All I have to say is Whitney I missed you! Simply Beautiful

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T.I. and Mary J. Blige - Remember Me

I LOVE T.I.!!!! He is just one of the REALEST to ever do it! His flow is so full of real talk and swag it makes no sense. Shout to Mary J. Blige on this joint too. Her soulful voice matches the song. Love it... Check out Remember Me below. Sidebar: I laughed when he says, Here's to your memory loss. Lol

Nelly and Ashanti play softball for charity

On Sunday July 12th Nelly and Ashanti participated in a Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at Bursh Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. Nice to see them doing charitable things. But how long have they been together now??? I have lost count of the years. Lol... I'm thinking one of them must have committment issues to not have gotten married by now??? No hate just saying... its got to make you think when a couple has been together that many years and seem happy, why not?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Urban clothing lines facing uncertain future

Having large debts combined with this economy is really weighing businesses down. Looks like it will be causing a number of clothing lines to have to shut their doors. Kellwood, which is the parent company over Baby Phat. Phat Farm and the XOXO brands may be forced into bankruptcy because of $140 million bond issue due this Wednesday (July 15th). Kellwood has tried to defer the bond payment while restructuring the debt but the largest bond holder, Deutsche Bank, is not trying to hear it and refusing the offer. Russel Simmons had sold Baby Phat and Phat Farm to Kellwood back in 2004 for $142 million cash.
Also, Mark Ecko's Ecko Enterprise has been put on the market while the company is trying to raise cash. They currently have a $170 million dollor debt with CIT Group and manufacturer Li & Fung USA.

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Ryan Seacrest signs a 45 million dollar contract with America Idol!

This is crazy! How do you go from $5 million to $45 million! Shout out to Ryan Seacrest because he is getting it! It is reported that Ryan signed a three year deal to the tune of $45 million dollars with American Idol which names him the highest paid reality show host. Wow... I can't imagine that type of money... but I will say I do like Ryan as a host. I think he fits in well and I have even listened to his radio show and I like that too. So congrats to Ryan! Hope he does great things with this money.
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