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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bad Boy Records Goes To Interscope

Bad Boy Records has been a part of Warner Music Group for almost five years. Now that the contracting is up Diddy decided to move his imprint over to Interscope Geffen A&M. The first release to come will be Diddy's forthcoming album, Last Train to Paris. At this point all of Diddy's future releases will be distributed through Interscope Records, as will albums by any future artists to join the Bad Boy label. However, artists currently signed to Bad Boy will continue to be released by Warner Music Group. According to Diddy, the new Bad Boy label with Interscope will operate like a small boutique label, and the emphasis will be on signing unique talent. “We are going to take our time with the amount of acts that we sign,” Diddy stated, saying that the label will cater to “superstars.”
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Sherri's New Sitcom "Sherri"

If your a fan of the View like myself you already know Sherri has been working on her new TV show. I'm excited for her! Just wanted to post some pictures from the set. The show is loosely based on Sherri’s real life as it centers around a newly single mom, paralegal and part-time comedian/actress who tries to get back into the dating scene in order to move on with her life after divorcing her cheating husband. Malcolm Jamal Warner has been cast as her ex husband... looking good Malcolm! Nice to see him back on television. The show will air October 5th on Lifetime at 7pm.

Mariah Carey Promoting Her Perfume "Forever"

Mariah was in NYC yesterday promoting her new fregrance Forever. She went to the Today Show in the morning and then was spotted on her way to Macy Herald Square and held a meet and greet session. I like the bottle! I'm going to have to go sample it and see how it smells Lol.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

National Coffee Day

So I just found out today is National Coffee Day! I'm so surprised I didn't already know this because if you follow me on twitter (twitter.com/miamendez) you know I drink a cup every morning and a cup every afternoon. Its my little pleasure lol. Nothing like a good cup of coffee... to me. So shout out to all my coffee drinkers! I will take a sip for you today! Lol.

Justin Timberlake Plays CEO of Facebook

Justin Timberlake is doing another movie! I think this is one everyone will want to see because its about FACEBOOK! One of our favorite online social network. Justin has just signed onto to star in the film based on the book, the Accidental Billionaire. Justin will play Sean Parker, the entrepreneur who created Napster and became Facebook’s President when they incorporated in 2004. Nice! The film is set to begin shooting next month, and will be directed by David Fincher who also directed Fight Club.

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Lamar and Khloe Wedding Picture

I love event planning... especially weddings so I was happy to see Khloe picked a Vera Wang gown. Vera Wang gowns are always so nice. I think its very pretty. Congrats to the newlyweds!

Beyonce, Nicole and Lewis Pic

Beyonce was spotted with Nicole of the Pussycat Dolls and her boyfriend, Formula One Racer, Lewis. They were at the Formula One Grand Prix over the weekend in Singapore.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fabolous Rushed To The Hospital

Fabolous was rushed to the hospital this past weekend and he explains what happened on his twitter page. "I'm ok everyone..thanks 4 the concern. I was not in a car accident, but I think i know where it started.. Let me explain,” the rapper Tweeted. “I was drivin yesterday morning & started feeling very sick & felt like I was gon pass out while driving.. I veered off 2 da side of the road.” Fab states that the pain was so bad he called an ambulance himself and was rushed to the hospital. “I believed I was poisoned so I checked in & was given medical treatment..a lil sedated so I didn't tweet but was released 2 go late last nite,” Fab wrote. Wow, thats scary... prayers going out to Fabolous and hope he recovers quickly.

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Alicia Keys New Album

Shout out to all my Alicia fans! She is one of my favorite artists. Her first single, Doesn't Mean Anything has already been released and Alicia has finally shared the title and release date for her fourth album. December 1st is the day and its titled The Element of Freedom. There is a second single that is rumored to be title “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart.”
Its being said that Alicia is releasing her album on December 1st because of World AIDS Day. Many people are aware Alicia has worked countless hours and spent many dollars on charity work for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Omarion Signs To EMI

Omarion has been trying to find the right situation for him for a while now. He recently announced to MTV that he has signed a deal with EMI to create his own imprint StarWorld Entertainment. Omarion will release his third studio album, Ollusion, due November 24. Congrats! and hurry up O... I miss your music.

Melanie Fiona "It Kills Me"

I played this song on air yesterday and I had heard it before but really payed attention yesterday... I love it. This is upcoming singer, Melanie Fiona. Her debut album, The Bridge is due November 3rd. Looking forward to it! Check out the video. Shout out to actor Adam Rodriquez.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Janet Jackson Enjoying Fashion Week

Check out Janet at the Armani Show in NYC. She looks great!

Jay Z On Oprah Show

This was the 1st segment. Oprah sure knows how to intro someone Lol.

This is too funny... shout out to Oprah... she tried!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

LL Cool J Receives Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Nomination

Congrats to LL Cool J, he has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. LL says, "Words can't express the gratitude I feel right now I'm truly thankful." he continues, "I stand on the shoulders of those who came before me and I share the honor of this nomination with all those who helped me along the way." The way this works is ballots will be sent to over 500 voters who will decide which of the 12 people nominated with actually be inducted into the Hall Of Fame. Some other nominees are Kiss, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chantels, Donna Summer, Jimmy Cliff, Laura Nyro and others. Hope LL Cool J gets it! Well deserved.
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DWTS Tribute To Patrick Swayze

I smiled the whole time I watched this... great job!
After the tribute the eliminations were announced. Ashley Hamilton and Macy Gray were sent home.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jay Z Speaks To Oprah About His Father

Jay-Z spoke with Oprah Winfrey about his father, his anger and his old life. Check out an edited version of the interview. Of course pick up the October issue of O Magazine.

Oprah Winfrey: When you were 5, your family moved to the Marcy projects -- and then your father left when you were 11. When you look back at that, what did your 11-year-old self feel?
Jay-Z: Anger. At the whole situation. Because when you're growing up, your dad is your superhero. Once you've let yourself fall that in love with someone, once you put him on such a high pedestal and he lets you down, you never want to experience that pain again.
So I remember just being really quiet and really cold. Never wanting to let myself get close to someone like that again. I carried that feeling throughout my life, until my father and I met up before he died.
Oprah: Wow. I've never heard a man phrase it that way. You know, I've done many shows about divorce, and the real crime is when the kids aren't told. They just wake up one day and their dad is gone. Did that happen to you?
Jay-Z: We were told our parents would separate, but the reasons weren't explained. My mom prepared us more than he did. I don't think he was ready for that level of discussion and emotion. He was a guy who was pretty detached from his feelings.
Oprah: Did you wonder why he left?
Jay-Z: I summed it up that they weren't getting along. There was a lot of arguing.
Oprah: And did you know you were angry?
Jay-Z: Yeah. I also felt protective of my mom. I remember telling her, "Don't worry, when I get big, I'm going to take care of this." I felt like I had to step up. I was 11 years old, right? But I felt I had to make the situation better.
Oprah: How did that change you?
Jay-Z: It made me not express my feelings as much. I was already a shy kid, and it made me a little reclusive. But it also made me independent. And stronger. It was a weird juxtaposition.
Oprah: I've read that when you were 12, you shot your brother in the shoulder. Did your father's leaving have anything to do with that? Did it turn you into the kind of angry kid who would end up shooting his brother?
Jay-Z: Yes -- and my brother was dealing with a lot of demons.
Oprah: How old was he?
Jay-Z: About 16. He was doing a lot of drugs. He was taking stuff from our family. I was the youngest, but I felt like I needed to protect everybody.
Oprah: So how did you get back in touch with your father?
Jay-Z: My mom set up a meeting. And now I realize why -- it makes all the sense in the world. I remember very distinctly that I had a conversation with her in my kitchen. I was saying, "You know, Ma, I've really been trying to look inward, and maybe I'm just not meant to fall in love like other people do." She just looked at me like, "Hush up, boy."
Oprah: Wow.
Jay-Z: And I guess from that point, she figured out what was wrong with me, and she planned a meeting between me and my father. I was like, "Ma, I'm a grown man. I don't need a dad now."
Oprah: You didn't feel a hole in your soul?
Jay-Z: I never looked at that. I guess I didn't want to deal with it. Because, you know, once I looked, I'd have to do something about it. And I guess I still had too much resentment and anger.
Oprah: In one of your songs, you wrote that you weren't sure if your father even remembered your birthday is in December.
Jay-Z: I believed that. When I was a kid, I once waited for him on a bench. He never showed up. Even as an adult, that affected me. So when my mom set up this meeting, I told her he wouldn't come -- and the first time, he didn't. At that point, I was really done, but Mom pushed for another meeting, because she's just a beautiful soul.
Oprah: The second time, your father showed up.
Jay-Z: He showed up. And I gave him the real conversation. I told him how I felt the day he left. He was saying stuff like "Man, you knew where I was." I'm like, "I was a kid! Do you realize how wrong you were? It was your responsibility to see me." He finally accepted that.
Oprah: Where had he been?
Jay-Z: At his mom's house 10 minutes away from me. That was the sad part.
Oprah: Was there any explanation he could have offered that would have satisfied you?
Jay-Z: Yes -- and that's why we were able to mend our relationship.
Oprah: What was his reason?
Jay-Z: When I was 9, my dad's brother got stabbed, and my dad went looking for the guy who did it. People would call in the middle of the night and tell him, "So-and-so is out here." So my dad would get up, get his gun, and go outside to look for the guy. After a while, my mom was like, "Hey, this is your family now. You can't do that." But this was my dad's baby brother. And my dad was in so much pain that he started using drugs and became a different person. So I understand that the trauma of the event, coupled with the drugs, caused him to lose his soul.
Oprah: When you saw him again, had he come back to himself?
Jay-Z: He was broken. He had a bad liver, and he knew that if he continued drinking, it would kill him. But he didn't stop.
Oprah: How soon after you saw him did he die?
Jay-Z: A couple of months. I got him an apartment, I was buying furniture. And he passed away.
Oprah: Did you instantly make peace with him during that conversation?
Jay-Z: Pretty much. I felt lighter.
Oprah: The conversation freed you in ways that you hadn't been free before?
Jay-Z: One hundred percent.
Oprah: Did it open the door for you to have a life with love in it?
Jay-Z: Absolutely.
Oprah: So what's your personal creed?
Jay-Z: Be true to yourself -- and keep things simple. People complicate things.
Oprah: My creed is that intention creates reality.
Jay-Z: Now I'm having an aha moment! That's true.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

President Obama On David Letterman

President Obama is a funny guy. Lol.

Live Nation & BET Networks Tour

Live Nation and BET have joined together to run a series of US Tours that will be held at the Live Nation owned House of Blues venues and some other clubs/venues across the country. This will launch with the 106 and Park Tour featuring Trey Songz, Mario, Day 26, Sean Garret, and RydazNRtist. The tour will kick off September 29th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Beyonce Sings HALO To A Little Girl With Cancer

Had to share this... if you follow me on twitter you know how much I love this song and this video is so touching. Beyonce had her show in Sydney, Australia and brought a little girl named Chelsea who is suffering with Cancer on stage and sang Halo to her.

ALMA Award Pics

ALMA Awards aired Friday night on CBS. The American Latino Media Arts Award acknowledge Latinos and their accomplishments in the TV/Film indunstry. Hosted by George Lopez and Eva Langoria.

Quincy Jones, Tyrese, QD3 Team Up

I read this and I think this is awesome! Producer Quincy Jones and his son QD3 have teamed up with Tyrese Gibson to launch the "5 Million Kids National Education Campaign".
All three are doing this by partnering with Operation HOPE, which is a Los Angeles based non-profit that provides economic and educational tools for youth advancement. I really appreciate the goal in mind. They are aiming to teach 5 million children, parents and teachers how to get rich legally through financial literacy. Within this they will encourage our youth to take better interest in school activities as well as open 50,000 new bank accounts for the “unbanked” and “under banked” using the proceeds of the EITC benefits. Quincy Jones stated, “It takes 20 years to change a culture,” He continues, “We’ve spent the last 20 years making dumb sexy.”
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DWTS Three Night Premiere Starts Tonight

Woo hoo! Yippee!! Yayy!!! and every other exciting word I can think of! Oh.. Holllaaaaaaaaaaa! Lol My favorite show is back tonight kicking off its three night premeire, Dancing With The Stars! Here is the line-up incase you missed when it was announced before.
Aaron Carter, Natalie Coughlin, Mark Dacascos, a.k.a "The Chairman" Tom DeLay, Macy Gray, Ashley Hamilton, Melissa Joan Hart,Kathy Ireland, Michael Irvin, Joanna Krupa,Chuck Lidell,Debi Mazar, Mya, Kelly Osbourne, Donny Osmond , Louie Vito,

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Man Impersonates Cop In Police Department

So the title already had me, SMH (shaking my head). Philadelphia police say at around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday an unknown man came into the 18th Police District building through the back. Hmm... Investigators say the man who they later found out is, Kelvin Adams, was wearing a gun belt and handcuffs on his waist as he walked in. They then found him in the women's locker room. That is scary... who knows what he was planning to do. At that point he was taken into custody. Oh and how about this, on top of him coming into the police district he actually parked his rental car in the spot reserved for the 18th District commanding officer. LOL. Is he serious?? Who does this??? Like the police officers there don't know eachother and wouldn't look at him like, who's that??? Oh he must be new... Ha... yeah right. Adams is charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Unlawful use of computer, Criminal Mischief, Unauthorized use of auto, and Impersonating a Police Officer. SMH.
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Abercrombie Sues Beyonce

Beyonce has plans to create her own fragrance and name it after her alter ego, Sasha Fierce. However, clothing retailer Abercrombie and Fitch filed a lawsuit against Beyonce on Tuesday saying her frangrance name constitutes trademark infringment, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices. Abercrombie and Fitch are claiming they have owned the Fierce trademark since 2002. The lawsuit asks the court to order Beyonce to stop her plan to sell a fragrance with a similar name. Dag! That's whack... I guess she can just call it Sasha???
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Whitney Houston -- Million Dollar Bill

Jay Z Surpasses Elvis With Blueprint 3

Congrats to Jay Z, Blueprint 3 is his 11th number 1 album with selling over 470,000 copies. Elvis Pressley had 10 number 1 albums in his career. Blueprint 3 pushed Jay Z past Elvis to have to most number 1 albums as a solo artist.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Taylor Swift On The View

Kanye Calls Taylor: After Taylor appeared on the View it has been reported that Kanye did reach out and call Taylor to personally apologize. Thank goodness. Taylor's publicist states : Swift talked about it in a radio interview with ABC. "Kanye did call me and he was very sincere in his apology," she said. "And I accepted that apology." I'm glad he apologized and at this point I think everyone should let it go and hope that Kanye reacts better in the future to things he isn't happy about.

For more click link below: http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/15/kanye.west.apology/index.html

Tyra Banks and Kate Moss Wax Figures

Wax figures of Tyra Banks and Kate Moss were unveiled to celebrate the start of London Fashion Week at Madame Tussauds in London yesterday, September 15th. Pretty cool.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 2 Oprah's Whitney Houston Interview

God bless Whitney... and thank you Oprah for an awesome interview. Both of their prayers that morning were answered.

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins Today!

I just had to acknowledge my culture today. I believe everyone should be proud of the heritage. It's a part of who you are... I love being a Latina. Please take some time to check out this site on the history of Hispanics in America.

Click on the link below and then click on Launch.

Jeff Garcia Re-signed To The Eagles

With McNabb getting injured and dealing with a broken rib this past sunday the Eagles decided to get some insurance, just in case. They have re-signed Jeff Garcia. You will learn I love the game of football! I do think McNabb needs to take his time out to heal. I don't think it's the smartest thing for him to come out and play not fully healed. Jeff Garcia who is a 10-year veteran and played for Philadelphia in 2006 and went 5-1 in six starts while McNabb was injured back then.
"Whether it's a week or two weeks or the entire season, I'm excited about the opportunity," Garcia said in a conference call. "As far as a team I can go to and blend right in, this is the team for me to do that."

Check out audio of Garcia on Conference Call

Whitney Houston on Oprah Show

Whitney talks about her marraige.

Whitney talks about drug use.

Kayne West Speaks To Jay Leno

Monday, September 14, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

First, my condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Patrick Swayze. He has passed away at the age of 57. Swayze died of pancreatic cancer, his publicist Annett Wolf told CNN. It was publicized in early March of 2008 by Swayze's doctor, Dr. George Fisher, that the actor was suffering from the disease. "Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," Wolf said in a statement Monday. He will be missed, gave us some great performances. Dirty Dancing and Ghost are two of my favorite DVD's to pop in when I want to just chill. I thought I'd post some pictures from the films.
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Lauren London Had Her Baby

It has been reported that Lauren London gave birth to her and Lil Wayne's new born. Lennox Samuel Ari Carter was born yesterday September 12th and weighed 7 lbs, 12 ounces at 21 inches. Neither one of them have confirmed this yet. However, reports are saying Lil Wayne was present at delivery.

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Kanye West Apologizes About VMA Interruption

I think we all knew an apology was coming. Many people may have been thinking what he so rudely said but still... Taylor didn't deserve that. Can't front, I was disappointed in him on this one. Dag Kanye... not a good look.

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Taylor Swift Interrupted by Kanye West

I felt so bad at this moment for her... her 1st VMA... she dreamt of this moment.

Beyonce acknowledges Taylor... Thank you B! Well said.

VMA 2009 Highlights

Madonna Opens VMA's with her thoughts of Michael Jackson... beautiful.

Janet Jackson's tribute to her brother. Go Janet!

PINK Performing Sober... I rocks with Pink.

Beyonce - DIVA... I would have broke something trying to do this. LOL.

Jay Z and Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind. Jay Z's entrance was HOT and Alicia... I just love her! (Oh that's Lil Mama at the end, umm??)

Friday, September 11, 2009

"The 50th Law" - 50 Cent Book Signing

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has added author to his name. He was seen in NY thursday at Barnes and Nobles posing for pictures for his book signing. 50 partnered with auther Robert Greene and wrote The 50th Law. Good look.

"I Look To You" Whitney Houston Video

She looks beautiful. Very touching to watch.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jennifer Aniston Singing In Upcoming Film

So Jennifer Aniston will be showing off her vocals in an upcoming film and she has made one guarantee... "I can carry a note". LOL! We shall see! The film is called "The Goree Girls" and is based on the story of a real-life 1940s era country music group comprised of all-female prison inmates. Hmmm... this should be interesting. Oh, she will also be playing the guitar! Lol. They start filming in January.
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Oprah and Whitney Houston Snippet

Don't forget to watch Oprah exclusive interview with Whitney on Monday Septber 14th!

Heineken's Red Star Soul Tour

Ludacris, T-Pain, N.E.R.D., Estelle and Big Bio are the headliners for Heineken's Red Star 2009 Tour and it will kick off September 17th, tour dates are:
Dallas (Sept. 17) featuring Big Boi, Estelle, D-Nice
Philadelphia (Sept. 24 featuring Ludacris, Melanie Fiona, DJ Jazzy Jeff
New Orleans (Oct 8) featuring N.E.R.D., Mickey Factz, DJ Jus Ske
Miami, (Nov. 13) featuring N.E.R.D., DJ Irie.
For those that can not make these cities you can check out YouTube.com/HeinekenRedStarSoul for video footage.

Wiil Smith & Jay Z To Back Broadway Play

Mannn.... talk about giving you a blueprint... Pay attention to the business moves of these men right here... Will Smith and Jay Z have gotten together with other investors to back a broadway play/musical at the sound of $11 million. It is called "Fela" and is about to life of singer/activist Fela Kuti. This is the production of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones and will open in November.
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Ellen DeGeneres 4th Judge on American Idol

Yay! Ellen DeGeneres is the new judge on American Idol! Ok Paula you know we love you and you will be missed but I have to say... I am thrilled at the announcement of Ellen... she cracks me up! I think she will do a great job... her and Simon will be entertaining. Lol.

"I'm thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol," said DeGeneres. "I've watched since the beginning, and I've always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I'll save from not having to text in my vote." She is too funny. Congrats Ellen.

Congrats To Whitney Houston At #1

Whitney Houston gains the number one spot on the Billboard 200 as she sold 301,000 copies of her new album I Look To You the first week out! Yay!

Janet Jackson in Harper's Bazaar

Janet Jackson did an exclusive interview with Harper's Bazaar Magazine where she discusses her brother Michael and confirms her break up with long time boyfriend Jermaine Dupri.

On how she’s coping: I’ve been doing okay. Work helps focus all of that energy on something that is of value to you.
There are other things Janet would like the world to know about Michael: He loved to laugh. The last time we were together, he’d laugh so hard, he would just start crying. Sometimes his humor would be corny, sometimes dry. He loved the Three Stooges, he loved slapstick, he loved Eddie Murphy in his silly comedies. He loved to have fun. He loved to play.
Janet recently broken up with Jermaine Dupri after seven years is is asked if she still believes in marriage: For some people, sure! I don’t know if I’ll get married again. I’ll put it like this: If God wants me to, then I will. Is she Dating? Yeah, I’ve had people ask me out. I haven’t entertained any offers thus far, but I’m locking myself in my work right now.
On children: Sure, I’d adopt. And I think that if I’m really supposed to have kids, it will happen, if that’s God’s plan for me.

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Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin Welcome Their Son

Congrats to husband and wife Duane and Tisha and she just gave birth to their new son Ezekiel Czar Martin... check out the little cutie!

Tyler Perry's "I Can Do Bad By Myself" NYC Premiere

So many stars came out in support of the new Tyler Perry movie, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Check out the pics and make sure you go see it this weekend! I plan on it. Above (L to R) Taraji Henson. Mary J Blige, Kwesi Boakye, Taraji Henson, Tyler Perry, Frederick Siglar. Adam Rodrigues. Gladys Knight. Free. Gayle and her son Will. Brian White