Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shonda-Rhimes

Despite the fact that Shonda Rhimes is busy being a single mother, she still finds time to create award winning television shows such as Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy.  And now, she is additionally writing a new book which is “part memoir, part inspiration, part prescription.” Shonda revealed that this book can inspire others.  She said:

“Simon and Schuster is crazy for giving me a book deal, as I am clearly in no position to be handing out wisdom.[...]I have made a lot of mistakes as a single mother, and as a working mother, and as a sleepless mother, and as a dating mother. And I did all of it while running a bunch of TV shows. So I’m going to write about that and hope my kids don’t use it against me in therapy later.”

Producer and writer Shonda Rhimes, creator of the  "Grey's Anatomy" television series arrives at 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles

Simon and Shuster will be publishing her new book.  According to Marysue Rucci, the Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of the company, it is only proper that Shonda should write a book which talks about her own story.  She said:

““Shonda Rhimes is bar none in the storytelling realm. Now fans of her phenomenal shows can read Shonda’s story in her own words – and marvel at how Shonda built a phenomenal career. Readers everywhere will cheer the fearless decisions Shonda has made to achieve happiness.””

How did she accomplish all of this?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie, The Grid10

Shari-Headley

A few weeks ago during the Halloween celebration, Keri Hilson and her boyfriend Serge Ibaka wore the costumes of “Lisa McDowell” and “Prince Akeem” from the movie “Coming to America”.  Incidentally, this weekend, Keri and the real “Lisa McDowell”, Shari Headley, met at Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots,  Shari, who played as Lisa, still looks beautiful and it seems as if she has not aged since the movie “Coming to America” was shown which is about 25 years ago.

On her Instagram, Keri posted:

“The REAL Lisa!! Lol! Lookin’ like NO time passed!! Lawd. I wouldn’t dare filter this beauty @shariheadley …and did you know she’s really from Queens??!”

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It seems that Shari will become a part of the next season of The Haves and Have Nots, Keri wrote:

“My childhood dreams have been fulfilled! Chillin w/ my #haveandhavenots castmaste @shariheadley aka Lisa McDowell from the iconic movie Coming 2 America! I feel like Prince Akeem:) .Life is Good!!!”

The real ‘Lisa McDowell’ still looks the same, do you agree?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson believes that a lot of young actresses today desired to look thinner.  The Oscar-winning actress revealed that these young stars are intensely under pressure in wanting to have a perfect body.  They think that their self-esteem are affected every time photographers edit their photos so that they can look slimmer.  Thompson said:

“It seems young actresses are under pressure to look a particular way. They look the same, that’s the thing. And they’re all being photo-shopped in adverts for all sort of [products], so maybe that’s difficult as well – because you’ve got pictures of yourself looking perfect. They have to be this specific model size and if they got on to the red carpet, they’re all having to walk like models and dress like models. I think the pressure is terrible.”

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According to the 54-year-old actress, she would not change her body if someone asks her to.  She also revealed that she had a short temper when she was still younger, she said:

“I’d have told them were to shove it. I’ve always been a card-carrying feminist. But in those days, I was fierce, fierce, very angry.”

Why do young celebrities want to look thinner?

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Somaya Reese has always been open about her past relationship which is quite abusive.  When she appeared on the first season of Love & Hip Hip (NY), she spoke openly about the relationship that left her with physical as well as emotional pains.  Now, the singer has moved on and she is currently happy with her present boyfriend however the memories still haunts her.  Reese recently talked about her troublesome experience on Instagram, she posted:

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“I love and embrace my imperfections. No one is perfect. No one will ever be. The thought of living or portraying a perfect life is not REAL! My life is transparent for a reason. I embrace the pain I have suffered. The reason why I made it out alive many times over was because I was meant to live in order to tell my story. To tell my story in order to inspire and motivate others. The physical pain will never go away, but my heart is in a better place.”

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“I still have night terrors from when my first boyfriend beat my face into pulp. I lost my hearing for a bit. I can still distinctly hear his haunting laugh while he was doing it. He punched and broke the majority of my top right teeth. He crushed my right temple & crushed my upper cheek bones. My right eye goes blurry every so often. The cut that goes from the right side of my head all the way to the back of my head still hurts. My gunshots and stab wounds are a daily reminder of why I thank God i’m alive. When you’ve seen death dead in the face, you fears no longer exist. No man on earth can every hurt me or try to instill fear in me. No man (or woman) on earth can determine my fate. And no matter how much or many have tried to bring me down. They can’t. All those that have done me dirty I don’t have to pray for, they need to seek prayer for themselves. Many have tried their best to hurt me, but i’m still here. I’m still standing tall with my head held high. I was once broken but never shattered. I’m here to send a positive message. When you’ve been through the sh*t I have, you realize what LIVING really is. And little stupid things are not important. You learn to be happy and find happiness in the smallest things. And that is exactly what i’m doing……LIVING! I seek happiness over bullshit. I seek to help others over being selfish. I don’t allow my past to make me bitter. I don’t use the excuse of my painful past as a reason to act up. I have a lot to live for. I have a lot of people to help. I have my family to work hard for. And I will continue to tell my story in order to inspire YOU. Oh and P.S #TeamFreckles in this pic :) Happy Sunday”

Isn’t it an inspiring story?

Photo Credits: The Jasmine Brand

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After being married for 13 years, the people were surprised when Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Tracey Edmonds divorced.  It seemed that they were having such a perfect married life and suddenly they announced that they will be separating.  During his interview with Oprah Winfrey, Kenny chatted about the divorce.  He also expressed his thoughts with regards to Eddie Murphy, Tracey’s ex-boyfriend, and Deion Sanders, Tracey’s new boyfriend.

What can he say about Tracey and Eddie Murphy’s relationship?  Kenny said:

“I didn’t think it was the best thing…I didn’t know Eddie…so, I said to Tracey, ‘It’s your decision..’ It wasn’t for me to step-in…but things happened the way they were supposed to happen.”

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What are his thoughts of Tracey’s new boyfriend, Deion Sanders?  Kenny replied:

“Deion’s a good guy…Deion did one thing for me…which I thought was the classiest thing in the world….I’ve given her my opinion on certain things….I knew Deion seemed like a nice guy…When he called me and said he didn’t want to meet my children until he sat down with me….so he [wanted to] know me before he met my children…I was in. Tracy is family, so I wanna make sure she’s good.”

Why did Tracey and Kenny divorce?

Photo Credits: The Jasmine Brand

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It’s nice to see a dad carrying his baby’s car seat.  Last night, Kanye West was carrying the car seat of Baby Nori as he and Kim left from his apartment in New York City.  During the previous months when Kanye was interviewed by Kris Jenner, he revealed that he is experiencing car seat anxiety.  The singer said:

“I’m embarrassed in front of my girl when I can’t work the car seat. Let’s add on top of that 20 grown men screaming at me while I’m in front of my child, my girl… and them taking photos… and putting them on 20 media outlets… and then 20 million Americans are screaming at me talking about ‘You don’t know! You’re supposed to be a genius; you don’t know how to work the car seat!’ and then I just wake up in a cold sweat and I run outside and I’m working on trying to figure out how to work a car seat at three in the morning… you have enough things to do and learn as a new parent, and you add that layer on top of it, it becomes really intense.”

Do you know how to work a car seat?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie

 Khandi Alexander and Kerry Washington

If you are one of the viewers of Scandal then you would probably scream if you knew that the mother of Oliva Pope is alive.  Oliva Pope’s mother is portrayed by actress Khandi Alexander, who is also a great fan of the show.  During her recent interview, the 56-year-old actress revealed how she was able to hide her character from everyone else, she said:

“The executive producer, Mark Wilding, called me and offered me the part. And he said, ‘The only thing I can tell you is that you’re Mama Pope and you can’t tell anybody anything. Do you want it or don’t you? Is it a yes or a no?’ I said, ‘I’m in and I won’t say anything.’ And I didn’t tell anyone. I didn’t tell my agent, my manager, my boyfriend. I didn’t tell anybody and I didn’t know anything….They knew I was doing the show but they didn’t know anything about what I was playing.”

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What can she say about the fashion of her character who is only restricted to wear a prison jumpsuit?  She said:

“Oh, you have no idea. Not only do they tell me nothing about what I’m doing other than I’m going to be Mama Pope, but I worked with Lyn Paolo, the stylist, on ER for 12 years. We were so excited to work together again and I just couldn’t wait. I had visions of Chanel in my head! And I showed up and she said, ‘OK, so what size jumpsuit do you want?’ And I said, ‘Wait, what? Excuse me?’ Because I had no idea what I was doing. I said, ‘No one’s told me anything! Is it a 70′s flashback?’ She said, ‘Nope, you’re gonna be in grey. What size do you want? Do you want to eat in this jumpsuit? I can give you a large.’”

Do you like her character?

Photo Credits: The Jasmine Brand

Solange Knowles is proving to the world that she can make it on her own without leaning on the popularity of her sister, Beyonce.  After she released the Saint Heron compilation, she was recently chosen as the PUMA’s new art director and creative consultant.  Last September, during the video of “Lovers in the Parking Lot”, Solange was wearing her PUMA shoes on the entire video.

What are her thoughts on this?  She said:

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“After years of art directing my own projects and visuals, including music videos, photo shoots, album artwork and web content among many others, I am extremely excited to announce that I am now able to apply my passion for all things design into my new roll as an Art Director for the iconic PUMA!!!”

“It is in my new role that I am able to express my love for not only design but the conception of creative ideas, and the execution of them by curating amazingly talented teams. I’ve had so much fun producing special content, ad campaigns, events, and working alongside the awesome Puma team with some of my favorite emerging artists, photographers, graphic designers to create activations that really celebrates both mine and PUMA’s approach and philosophies.”

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“Over the summer, I paired four incredible designers (GERLAN, WILLIAM OKPO, HISHAM BAROOCHA) to interpret a personal favorite of mine, the classic Puma Disc. Each designer incorporated and infused it with their own distinctive aesthetic to present our collection, “GIRLS OF BLAZE”, inspired by the sights and sounds of Brazil. I couldn’t be more excited about the results. The shit is wild, and come February I hope you will be just as in love as I am. This has been a dream job, and the ride has just begun!”

Solange is not only a singer but also a full time mother, a video director, a choreographer and now an art director.  How does she manage to do it all?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie

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Chris Brown’s mother is blaming her son’s friends for his bad behavior.  Last week, Brown was ordered to return back to the rehab center after he threw stones on the car of his mom.  Brown’s mom thinks that his friends influenced him into taking drugs.  She also believes that Brown’s friends only hang out with him because of fame and money.

Chris’ mom opened up about her disappointment with Brown’s friends on Twitter, she posted:

“PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE PICTURES PLEASE. NO ONE IS CHECKING FOR YOU.”

“NO NEW FRIENDS. NOT SURE ABOUT THAT. NEW FRIENDS MAY BRING A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.”

“DON’T TRY TO DESTROY SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE WHEN YOU HAD NO PART IN MAKING IT. WHEN HE POST I WILL POST. YOU WILL SEE WHO IT IS. MAYBE HE WILL STOP PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE HE’S NOT. MAYBE HE WILL EVEN GO AWAY. DON’T MESS WITH MY FAMILY. DON’T COME AND TRY TO HURT MY ANGEL.”

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After a member of the OHB (Original Hood Bosses) gang posted an image of Froot Loops, Chris’ mom replied by saying:

“BY THE WAY ”FROOT LOOP” YOU ARE NOT WELCOMED HERE IN VA.”

“STAY AWAY FROM THE WRONG PEOPLE WITH BAD INTENTIONS. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH LOVING, CARING PEOPLE. THOSE WHO PUT A REAL SMILE ON YOUR FACE.”

“WHOSE REALLY WATCHING YOUR BACK???????????? I SAW SO MANY BUT NOT ONE WAS WATCHING IT FOR YOU. YOU BETTER START WATCHING IT YOURSELF.”

Should Chris stay away from his friends?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie

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Ciara proves to the world that she still got it.  She recently shows off her sexy body on the latest issue of GQ Magazine.  Ciara was wearing a major underboob while photographers Gomillion & Leupold take the shots.  Inside the magazine, she announced her latest track entitled, “Overdose.”  She also provided some suggestions on how boys should approach a girl while they are on the dance floor.

What can she say about her latest hit single, “Body Party”?  Ciara said:

“It’s one of those songs that happened fast, because it has such a sweet vibe. I can’t even lie, when we were mixing it, I was listening to it over and over like a fan. I don’t like using obvious samples, but it felt right—I couldn’t ignore the track the way [producer] Mike WiLL flipped the sample of ‘My Boo.’ It’s one of those songs a girl can sing to her man and where guys don’t have to feel too cool to slow dance with your girl.”

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What are her comments in being named as one of the best dancers in Hollywood?  She replied:

“Go with the flow; don’t overthink it. If you’re a head-nod kind of guy, nod your head. If you’re a guy who likes to coast out and rock or sway, just do that. Whatever you do, don’t get out there and try do something you haven’t practiced. Do what shows your style and vibe—let me catch that without you trying to show me anything. I’m kind of okay to just chill. Keep it simple and let the girl guide you a little bit. If you can do that, I think you’ll be alright.”

What can you say about Ciara’s major underboob?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie