Friday, November 29, 2013

Jennifer Hudson Does Jazz Inspired Photoshoot for Glamour Magazine

 
Jennifer Hudson covers Glamour Magazine for a spread titled Dreamer Girl. JHud who will be starring in Black Nativity with Angela Basset, Jacob Latimore, & Forest Whitker posed for Francesco Carrozzini in several elegant poses, which gives me Billie Holiday.  She wore garments from Oscar de la Renta, Herve Leger, Jonathan Saunders and Gucci
 
 
She talks about maintain her career and relevancy in Hollywood, she also dishes on her friends in the business and shares personal stories of Whitney Houston.
 
 

On A-list friends and remaining relevant since “Americal Idol”:
"It is so bizarre to me to say, ‘OK, let me go email Alicia [Keys], let me go email Beyonce, let me go talk to Oprah…’ For so long I sat and admire them; now I’m among them. What I feel about people you never heard from again is that they get too caught up in the hype. They think that just getting here is making it. No, it’s not making it. It’s like a losing-weight situation: it’s one thing to lose it, it’s another to keep it off. Well, it’s one thing to make it, but it’s another thing to stay. [That is] why you have to constantly do stuff to keep people’s attention. It’s a hustle, it really is.”
 
 
 
On her Oscar:
“I didn’t know what the Oscars was. Where we come from, we don’t know anything about that world. If you see it on TV, it’s like, ‘Oh, people in fancy suits and ties.’ Jamie Foxx [her co-star] was like, ‘You know you’re going to win an Oscar?’ I didn’t pay him any attention. I was hired to do a job. That’s all I knew. ”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On her movie “Black Nativity”:
“I turned down I don’t know how many [musicals]. What drew me to this is that it’s a holiday film: I’m a holiday fanatic. It’s uplifting – we don’t have enough of that in the world.”
 
 
On the moment Whitney Houston passed the torch:
“As a girl I’d sit in my momma’s house and sing I Will Always Love You. That’s why [singing in tribute] was so overwhelming. I’m just grateful I got to meet Whitney. She came backstage and was like, ‘I turn my torch over to you; you are The One’. I was like, ‘Oh my God! Did anybody else hear that?’ Had she not given me her blessing, I would never have stepped on that stage.”
 
 
 

Lady Gaga & The Muppet's Holiday Spectacular

Lady Gaga’s holiday special failed to generate much of an applause. The Do What U Want singer’s Thanksgiving special with The Muppets disappointed in the ratings Thursday night.
 
 
 
ABC’s 90-minute Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular had 3.6 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 at 9:30 p.m. That’s considerable less than ABC’s 8 p.m. annual repeat of a 40-year-old holiday special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (5.3 million, 1.6 in demo).
 
Lady Gaga’s previous ABC holiday effort, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, aired in this same slot two year ago, but it had a 78 percent higher rating (5.4 million total viewers, 1.6 rating).
 
 
Honestly, 3.6 Million views is great, especially in a time when artists aren't making too much money off of record sales. Of course critics will criticize because it didn't hit numbers of previous shows, but they also have to realize a lot of people went Black Friday shopping. I actually wanted to see Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular , but the sales called my name even more.




Anchorman 's Ron Burgundy is Back!!

A full decade after the first Anchorman became one ofmost popular comedies of the past decade, and quite possibly the most quoted, Burgundy and his on-air team — blustery sportscaster Champ Kind (Koechner), imbecilic weatherman Brick Tamland (Carell), and ladies'-man field reporter Brian Fantana (Rudd)  are back at it.

 The sequel is set a few years after the original, in the late '70s and early '80s. It finds Burgundy  who has lost everything and been reduced to announcing the dolphin show at SeaWorld getting a shot at redemption when he and the gang are brought into the new world of 24-hour cable news. Christina Applegate returns as pioneering female anchor Veronica Corningstone, whose stormy relationship with Burgundy has gone through some major ups and downs in the intervening years.


Meagan Good also will be joining the cast playing Linda Jackson who will be the new head of the news room. 

Kristen Wiig joins the cast as Brick's love interest, and a host of celebrities have reportedly shot cameos, including Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Kanye West, Jim Carrey, and Harrison Ford (as a seasoned, Walter Cronkite-esque newsman).

 ''We actually attempted to get President Obama in the movie — that would have been the cameo of cameos,'' Ferrell says. ''But he's got a lot on his plate.''

The Five Heartbeats... Gets Ready For Sequel

 
 
It seems that this is the time for sequels. First the classic Best Man Holiday and now the Five Heartbeats.
 
Actor/Director Robert Townsend (Cooley High), who recently produced Bill Cosby's comedy concert Far From Finished that aired on Thanksgiving Day on Comedy Central, confirmed to Black America Web that he's producing a sequel to the classic The Five Heartbeats. 
 
The original cast, (shown to your right) starred Leon (Waiting To Excel & Above The Rim), Michael Wright (Money Talks), Harry Lenix (Man Of Steel), and Diahann Carol (Meet The Peeples). The Five Heartbeats was a singing group where a Temptations-style singing group.
 
 






Robert said in an interview, “I am working on a sequel. Next year I’ll be making an announcement.”
 
 

Amber Riley Wins DWTS


Amber Riley (Glee) just became the first African American to win Dancing with The Stars
 
Amber and her partner Derek Hough (who won last year as well with country star Kellie Pickler) have officially been crowned the winners of season 17 of Dancing With The Stars. This will make Derek's 5th trophy.
 
We saw throughout the season that Amber danced her way through knee pains & injuries, but she killed the competition Tuesday night and copped the  DWTS crown.  In the final three competition, she beat out Corbin Bleu and Jack Osburne for the 2013 Title.
 
 "I want to let women of all sizes know... you can do whatever you put your mind to!" .. Says Amber
 
Go Amber!!! This Girl Is Going Places!!!

 
Derek Hough & Amber Riley
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Amber Riley & Derek Hough - Freestyle - Finals (Week 11) DWTS 17-11...


John Legend Throws Grilfriend Model Chrissy Teigen A Ninetendo Birthday Party


 
John Legend has been very busy with his Made To Love Tour with supporting opening act Tamar Braxton and he kept the ball rolling by performing for hundreds of fans at Sony Crackle's Playing It Forward event in the Town Plaza of Culver City in LA.
 
 
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen as (Mario & Princess Peach)

 

 
This Party Seems All Kind Of Fun.. I mad I missed my invite..


 
Lougi should up too


 
Cute Times... Gotta Love This Couple.
 


BLACK FRIDAY: Chrissy Teigen in Supermodels On Rampage

Watch Chrissy's hilarious Black Friday commecial, Supermodels On A Rampage
 

Lady Gaga Featuring R. Kelly At The American Music Awards


Victor Cruz Poses & Does Interview For GQ Magazine

 
GQ Magazine has released their latest videologue, the NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz schools classy dudes on The Importance of Getting the Right Fit when it comes to suits. 
 
 
 

Big Sean Gives Back To Detroit For Thanksgiving

This past Tuesday, Big Sean along with his foundation Sean Anderson Foundation partnered with Tarence Wheeler and Friends, to provide turkey baskets for families in the Metropolitan Detroit Area.
 
 
Mike Epps also Can Out To Help Sean For The Event




 

Obama Family Gives Back For Thanksgiving

The Obama family helped kick off the holiday season with the traditional Presidential Pardon of Popcorn the Turkey.  The President told the crowd that gathered at the white house.

 
Sasha Obama
 


 
President Obama joked that Popcorn was one of 80 birds that competed for the Presidential Pardon, "It was, quite literally, the Hunger Games." 
 
As Malia and Sasha looked on, he ended by saying:
 
"Popcorn, you have a full reprieve from cranberry sauce and stuffing. We wish you well."

 
Later, President Obama was joined by First Lady Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), one of the largest of its kind.  The CAFB passed out nearly 40 millions meals last year. 
 


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A-List Actresses Get To gether For THR Magazine Cover, Article, & PBS Special

THR Magazine rounded up a group of top actresses, 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Amy Adams (American Hustle, Her), Octavia Spencer (The Help, Murder, She Wrote) Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)  and Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) all met up for a A-list actress round table.
 

The hour long conversation will air as a PBS special in December and features the actresses giving advice and talking about their ups and downs.

Whose career would you love to emulate?
NYONG'O: Hold on. (Takes a tissue.) When I was a little girl, the first time I thought I could be an actor was when I watched The Color Purple.
WINFREY: Oh my God, give me a tissue.
NYONG'O: I grew up in Kenya, and a lot of our programming was from all over the world, and we didn't see ourselves onscreen. It was very rare that you'd see people that look like me. And there was Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah and everything. It's so meaningful to be sitting here beside you.
WINFREY: It is equally meaningful for me.
 
All The Ladies Look Lovely and this def. will be an interesting program. Good Work Ladies!!! 
 

Niecy Nash Poses For Rob Ector & Lands New Gig

 
 
Niecy Nash posed for famed photopher Rob Ector while promoting her new HBO series Getting On.  Our favorite funny woman Niecy Nash, is looking great these days and she has landed a leading role on the new HBO series Getting On, airing Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT.  Getting On is set in the women's extended-care facility of a Long Beach hospital and follows the lives of put-upon nurses and doctors as they struggle with the darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system. Niecy co-stars with Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne") and Alex Borstein ("MADTV").

 
 
 

"Getting On" with Niecy Nash! Niecy Hits Wendy Williams Show


Ashanti Releases New Single "I Got It" Featuring Rick Ross

Ashanti fans go so hard for Ashanti and they are ready for new music. Ashanti has released her new single called I Got It. Shanti's latest track, I Got It, has a Hip-Hop mystique, taking Ashanti back to her Murder Inc. days. The singer takes a sassy turn and flaunts her independent woman steez a while back we saw a preview of the album with promo singles The Woman You Love, That's What We Do, & Never Should Have.

Her upcoming fifth album, BraveHeart, is due Winter 2014.




 
 
 
Listen To The Track Below: 









Kanye West Does An Interview With Angie Martinez

 
 
Kanye aka Yeezy and Kim K. stopped by Hot 97's Angie Martinez's show where he revealed a new venture with Adidas. Yeezy will collect royalties from the Adidas products. Yeezy went on several rants.. Check It Out Below:
What he told NIKE when they said they couldn't give him a royalty (on the Yeezys) because he wasn't a professional athlete:
“I go to the Garden one on none!" (Meaning he's at the Garden selling out by himself every night...but atheletes do so as a team.)
On getting in trouble with the media:
"What do I get in the most trouble for? Telling the truth. If I get in trouble for telling the truth, what are you being told the rest of the time?" 
Kim K on how Kanye is as a parent
"His face lights up when he's with our daughter and he is the most amazing dad ever."
Kanye on his new deal with Adidas:
“I am going to be the TuPac of product....I am going to be the first hip hop designer. And because of that, we gonna be bigger than Wal-Mart."

On meditating with Deepak Chopra
“You know what calms me down the most? Success. You can’t meditate me out of my ideas.”
On the Hollywood Walk of Fame
"The only relevant thing to happen to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame is that she wants a star. (Kim) and I talked about it."
On who he should compare himself to:
"I do myself a disservice comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, I should compare myself to Willy Wonka."

Kelly Rowland Engaged...?


 
Rumors have been circulating for a while now that our girl Ms. Kelly is engaged. Kelly Rowland is said to be engaged to her manager Tim Witherspoon. The two have been spoted together for business and for pleasure and it seems that Kelly is very happy these days. We wish her the best. We will keep you posted on this story.

Lyfe Jennings Releases 5th Album "Lucid"

Lyfe Jennings who hails from Toledo, Ohio has released his fifth studio album called Lucid. Lucid was met with a generally positive reviews from music critics.
 
Andy Kellman of AllMusic
 three out of four stars, saying "Jennings draws character sketches, spins cautionary tales -- as someone still growing, learning from his mistakes -- and largely sticks to the type of mature R&B that his listeners don't get from anyone else.
 
He briefly breaks from the norm with Rock, a classy but contemporary steppers groove that's one of his best songs. The album's first single Boomerang has been released.
 
Check Out The Music For Boomerang Below:
 
 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ciara Throws 30th Birthday For Fiance Rapper Future

Rapper Future celebrated his 30th birthday this past week with a surprise dinner thrown by fiancé Ciara.
 
Check Out Pictures Below:
 
 
Birthday Boy Future & fiancée Ciara






 

The Carter's Sit Courtside At The Clippers Game

Over the weekend Jay & Bey relaxed courtside in Oklahoma City for the Clippers vs. Oklahoma game.
 
 
Check Out The Pictures Below: