Category: Awards

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire took home the top three awards of the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014.  The Best Female and Best Male Performance Awards were won by Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson respectively, while the movie itself won the award for Movie of the Year.

The Movie of the Year award was accepted by co-star Sam Claflin.  A tribute for the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was made by Hutcherson.  Hoffman played the character of Plutarch Heavensbee in the movie.  Hutcherson said:

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“I know that if Philip were here, he would really think this was really cool and to have him in our movies was one of the coolest things in the world, he’s one of the actors I’ve looked up to my entire life, and we think about him every day on set, so wherever he is, this definitely goes out to him as well.”

Other big winners for the night include Jared Leto who won the Best On-Screen Transformation.  Jonah Hill took home the Best Comedic Performance award while Zac Efron won the Best Shirtless Performance.

Did you like “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”?

Photo Credits: Movieweb, Science Fiction

Serena Williams Serena Williams

Congrats to Serena Williams for grabbing her 7th Sony Open title.  Serena was victorious in conquering the title against her Chinese opponent Li Na.  The event was held at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.  Serena also won the Sony Open title last year.

Serena has already surpassed the record of tennis player Andre Agassi in winning the most number of Sony Open titles.  According to the No.1 ranked tennis player, her fans helped her in winning the title.  She said, “It was like, ‘Oh my gosh, if I can just hang in here and just try to enjoy myself. Honestly the crowd pulled me through. I heard some fans go, ‘Go Serena.’”

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Serena was truly grateful to her fans, in fact, after the match, she gave her shoes to one lucky fan.  She also posted a photo with her dad with the caption, “With my trainer @mackieshilstone after the match. I gave my fans my shoes! #7″

Kelly Rowland and her fiancé Tim Witherspoon also attended the match to cheer Serena.

What can you say about the match?

Photo Credits: Philly, LA Times

Jay Z and Drake Jay Z and Drake

Jay Electronica recently released a freestyle version of “We Made it,” which featured rapper Jay Z.  It’s quite obvious that he includes some disses and addressed them in the song.  During Drake’s interview with Rolling Stone, he revealed that he is interested in art and chatted about Jay Z:  He said:

“It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references. I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”

Jay responded by rapping in freestyle:

“Sorry Mr. Drizzy for so much art talk

Silly me, rappin’ ’bout sh-t that I really bought

While these rappers rap about guns that they ain’t shot

And a bunch of other silly sh-t that they ain’t got”

He also shouts out to Lupita Nyong’o:

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“I’m on my Lupita Nyong’o

Stuntin’ on stage after 12 Years A Slave

This Ace of Spades look like an Oscar

Black tux, look like a mobster”

Did you like the song?

Photo Credits: This is 50, Fab Sugar

Sanya Richards Ross Sanya Richards Ross

Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards Ross recently graced the cover of the latest issue of Pynk Magazine’s “Elite.”  Last year, Richards started her very own WEtv reality show Sanya’s Glam & Gold where the track runner shows how she balanced her life.  Sanya is currently married to two-time Super Bowl champion Aaron Ross.  Aside from having a track career, she is also busy with her hair salon business as well as a her hair extension line, Rich Hair Collection.

How does she feel being married to an athlete?  Sanya said:

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“It’s as hard or as easy as you make it. Because [Aaron] Ross and I started dating in college, I think we figured out what worked for us very early on. I met him and then just a month later, I traveled for a month to compete. He would stay with me a lot and I remember my sister said he would be in the house listening to slow jams. You know, missing me [laughs]. But it’s just been great. We encourage each other. We support each other. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. So, when he’s away at training camp, I miss him desperately and can’t wait to see him and vice-versa. I think it minimizes our fights [laughs] because we’re so excited to see each other most of the time. It’s awesome. It works well for us.”

How can she handle all of these?

Photo Credits: Hello Beautiful, IBTimes

Chaka Khan Chaka Khan

It all started when Chaka Khan was interviewed during the 7th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood event.  A reporter from Hollywood Today told her that she is “flawless like Beyonce’s song.”  After making that remark, Chaka rolled her eyes then started to mumble something.  It’s not really clear what Chaka was mumbling but some people assumed that she called Beyonce a “b*tch.”

It quickly went viral which prompted Chaka Khan to apologize to Bey on Twitter.  She told Beyonce that she was the target of a slow news day:  She tweeted:

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“@Beyonce Sorry you had to be the target of a slow news day.  You know I have nothing but LOVE for you! Keep handling your business!!”

However, after Chaka made the apology, she quickly deleted it.  That is why, people are now wondering if she is really sincere in making her public apology.  Even though she revealed that she was not throwing any shade on Beyonce.

 

Why did Chaka delete the tweet?

Photo Credits: Madamenoire, Fact Mag

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong’o

Since January, Lupita Nyong’o has been busy attending several red carpets and wearing astonishing outfits.  That is why; she is frequently included in the best-dressed lists.  She has worn dresses and gowns in different colors.  Last night, during the Vanity Fair’s Post-Oscar Party, Lupita wore a white gown combined with a lime green embellished.  She also brought her date which is her Oscar award.

Lupita Nyong’o recently won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  She played the character of Patsey in the movie “12 Years A Slave.”  She was so happy and even cried as she accepted the award.  She said:

“It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance.“

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The film “12 Years A Slave” also won the award for Best Picture.  On the other hand, the Best Actress award was won by Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey got the award for Best Actor while Jared Leto won the award for Best Supporting Actor.

What can you say about Lupita’s speech?

Photo Credits: Hawt Celebs, The Gloss

The 2014 Academy Award for ‘Best Picture’ goes to “12 Years A Slave.”  The film was a box-office hit and critical as well.  It was produced by Brad Pitt and directed by Steve McQueen.  The movie also won the best director award during the New York Film Critics Circle.  It was also selected as the Best Motion Picture during the Golden Globe Awards.  Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is also a “Best Actor” nominee, was introduced in the film.  Earlier in the evening, he spoke about his love for the movie:

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“I was stunned by it. You always have a hope when you’re making films, when you get to see them and they’ve gone off and gotten edited that when they come back they meet your hope and expectation of what they should be. This time it exceeded my expectation. I found it unbelievable what Steve McQueen had done.”

Congratulations also to Lupita Nyong’o for winning the Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” for her role on the film.

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Do you like the movie?

Photo Credits:  LA Times, CBC

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We have seen actress Lupita Nyong’o in several award shows and red carpet appearances.  However, the highlight would be what she is going to wear during the Oscars, which is considered as the biggest show of them all.

When she was asked about the dress that she will wear during the Oscars, she revealed:

“I’ve definitely tried on more than 70. I think we might be in the 100s.”

She further revealed on The Daily Beast:

“I love color and gravitate towards solid block colors. I like clean lines and a classic look, but I also like to have a sense of humor and wear things that put a smile on my face. I like to wear things; I don’t like things to wear me. I don’t like fuss!”

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The actress also admitted that she is already excited about the Oscars which will happen on Sunday.  She said:

“I’m really looking forward to not setting the alarm. Not needing to wear makeup. Yea! It’ll be good.”

Will she look amazing on the Oscars?

Photo Credits: NY Daily News, Bella Naija

Kerry Washington Kerry Washington

After attending the red carpet for NAACP Image Awards last Saturday, Kerry Washington went to Shonda Rhimes’ house on Sunday for her baby shower.  Despite the fact that Kerry’s husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, was not able to make it, the party was well attended by her friends as well as her family.  There were over 60 guests including Kerry’s mother and sisters-in-laws, Chisara Asomugha and Udo Asomugha.  Kerry’s mother-in-law, Dr. Lilian Asomugha, was also there including her Scandal co-star, Darby Stanchfield plus many more.

The party started at 11a.m. and Kerry was spotted wearing a light blue denim maternity dress.  Jane Fonda shared some details about the party on her blog.  She wrote:

“Today I was at Kerry Washington’s baby shower. She’s 7 months pregnant and looking radiant. It was a wonderful party with guests being asked to go into a photo booth and take 6 different poses that were then mounted on a black paper where we could write a message; signing a diaper (I wrote “I hope everything comes out alright!”), putting signed thumb prints onto a drawing of a tree—I had no idea there could be so many nice ways to commemorate the up-coming event and leave loving memories for mom and baby.”

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“I hadn’t seen Kerry since she was pregnant and as soon as I saw her with her gorgeous belly I starting crying. Then Kerry’s mother spoke, giving words of wisdom to Kerry and the rest of us about how to raise a baby to be a happy, fully realized, person. I started crying again (and it wasn’t because I wanted to go back and do my own raising of my own kids all over again with more wisdom, though that did press in on me) . . . it was because her words moved me.”

Since she was wearing blue, there were speculations that she will be having a baby boy.

Is it going to be a boy?

Photo Credits: NY Daily News, Celebrender

Lupita Nyong’o And Jared Leto Lupita Nyong’o And Jared Leto

Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o were recently seen together. Jared was really smitten by the beauty of Lupita Nyong’o.  This is the reason why some people are speculating that they have something going on.  During her visit with Ellen, the fabulous actress discussed about a lot of things including her rumored relationship with Jared.

Ellen told the actress, “There are rumors you and Jared Leto are together.”

Lupita answered, “But I thought Miley Cyrus broke us up? That was the last thing I heard. But you know, it’s crazy because when I read these rumors they’re so detailed that even I start to question whether they’re true or not! I know that I believed them in the past but now I can’t believe them anymore.”

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It seems that she did not deny it.  During the interview, Lupita also chatted about being chased by an elephant which is quite a funny story.

Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o really look good together.  Do you agree?

Photo Credits: Pop Sugar, Daily Mail