Category: Health

Serena Williams Serena Williams

Serena Williams shows off her curves on the cover of FITNESS Magazine.  Inside the magazine, she talked about loving her curves as well as her body image.  The tennis icon also revealed that is took her several years before she learns to accept and love her own skin.  What is Serena Williams in private and what is she publicly? Serena said:

“I think of myself as two different people, There’s the Serena Williams that everyone knows: She’s crazy… She can’t make a mistake… And she’s angry and just not nice, to be honest. I’m only that person for three hours a day when I’m on the court. The rest of the time I’m just Serena. I’m the class clown. It’s not the real me. Even for me, it’s shocking to see. But in another way, it’s kind of cool to know that I have everything together on the court, because I don’t really have my life together personally.”

Serena Williams Serena Williams

When it comes to her body image and insecurity, she revealed:

“When I was young I thought I should be built more like an athlete -long and lean- not with a womanly figure. But then people my age started coming up to me and saying, ‘I love you because of the way you look.’ That was really motivating. So I learned to be proud of my curves and embrace my large boobs. It’s all about loving who you are and realizing that you’re beautiful.”

What can you say about Serena’s curves?

Photo Credits: Bellashayy, Tennis World USA

Benzino Benzino

It was a tragic event for Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino, when he was suddenly shot by his nephew Gai Scott during the funeral of his mom.  Benzino was shot inside his car during the funeral procession.  He was immediately brought to a nearby hospital and he is presently recovering at the moment.  He also posted a statement on his Instagram page:

“I JUST WANNA THANK EVERYBODY WHO PRAYED AND SENT THEIR SINCERE CONCERNS FOR ME AND MY MOM, SHE WAS FINALLY LAID TO REST AMONGST ALL THE CHAOS, YOUR KIND WORDS AND THOUGHTS HAVE REALLY HELPED ME HEAL FASTER. ALTHOUGH I WILL HAVE A LONG ROAD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AHEAD OF ME, I WILL BE EVEN STRONGER. GOD IS GREAT AND THE DEVIL IS A LIE.”

Benzino Benzino

Benzino’s fiancée Althea aka Thi Thi, also posted some pictures on her Instagram with the caption:

“Baby I <3 you. I will never leave your side. I’m Bonnie to your Clyde U ARE THAT NIG!!!”

Benzino responded by writing:

“Feel much better, GOD IS REAL @luvheraltheaheart is my SOULMATE……. MY MOTHER TOUCHED ME, IM CERTAIN.”

Benzino’s nephew Gai Scott was already arrested.

Why did Gai shot Benzino?

Photo Credits: Global Grind, Bet

Tami Roman Tami Roman

After the “Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman fainted, she was quickly brought to the hospital in Houston.  Apparently, the reality star passed out because of stress and dehydration which is also associated to her diabetes diagnosis.

Tami’s publicist announced her condition saying:

“Tami is rehabilitating at a private hospital in Houston and is expected to make a full recovery. Tami is currently filming two TV shows, traveling back and forth between Houston & Los Angeles so her body became overwhelmed.”

Tami has been busy lately after she released her lip glosses and nail polishes in Walgreens.  The reality star is presently working on her reality TV spin-off series “Roman Empire.”  At the same time, she is also busy with her new self-help book entitled “Mistresses 101.”

Tami Roman Tami Roman

Tami is quite busy these days which may have caused her stress.  Do you agree?

Photo Credits: The Grio, Blog VH1

 

It is the first time ever that Naomi Campbell graced the cover of SHAPE magazine.  The 43-year-old supermodel looked so fabulous on the April 2014 cover of the magazine.  Inside the magazine, she revealed her fitness regimen.

What can she say about her first ever SHAPE cover?  She said:

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“I’ve been on almost every magazine in existence, but this is my first time posing for Shape, and I’m thrilled. Of course.  I wish I had done it when I was younger, but it’s an honor to be here at any age.”

What is her secret in maintaining a perfect skin and body?  She revealed that she drinks a lot of green juice which is composed of green vegetables that are blended and juiced.  Yet, she did not regard this as starving herself:  Naomi explained:

“I don’t believe in starving myself. I’ve never done it, and I never will.  I’m even more active when I’m juicing, doing both yoga and Pilates every day.”

Naomi Campbell Naomi Campbell

The supermodel further revealed that she also drinks hot water, steak, fish, lemon, along with abundant amounts of veggies and salads.  On most days, she does yoga and if she has only a limited time then she will do a 10 minute workout.

What can you say about her regimen?

Photo Credits: Huffington Post, Fox News

Laura Govan Laura Govan

We have seen various photos on Instagram which shows off their killer shapes.  Some do this in order to brag about it while some use this as a motivation for other people.  An example would be the former Basketball Wives LA’s Laura Govan. Despite the fact that she has already five children, the fiancée of Gilbert Arenas still manages to have a great shape.

Laura explained how she struggled in keeping in shape. She said:

Laura Govan Laura Govan

“I’ve only known the 225-pound pregnant Laura for five years. I was 117 pounds, I was tiny… my first daughter six years ago I gained 100 pounds. It definitely came from eating I was averaging about two cakes a week.”

It was her last pregnancy which gave her motivation in getting back in shape, she explained:

“I was 224 pounds with my fourth baby… I [even] had weight in my ears, I was chubby in the lobes and I said ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ I started working out. I had to change my mind. You just have to really not be lazy and stay dedicated.”

Isn’t it a great inspiration?

Photo Credits: Celebrity Networth, Ace Showbiz

Sheree Whitfield Sheree Whitfield

Two of the original cast members of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Sheree Whitfield, recently visited Andy Cohen’s show, Watch What Happens Live!  They talked about a lot of things including Sheree’s clothing line and how did NeNe Leakes’ treat the other cast members of the show.

Sheree is now more focused on her clothing line, She By Sheree as well as her fitness game. When asked about her clothing line, she reveals:

“I have some jewelry, but also have t-shirts [that are] still selling, but I kinda–right now I’m working on a fitness DVD. I actually just taped it a week ago. And I’m really excited about it.”

When asked about their reaction to NeNe Leakes’ treatment towards her fellow cast mates, Sheree shared:

“Well you know, I only caught a couple episodes…I thought it was kinda bad. Thought it was not good that these women just kinda letting her talk to them any kinda of way.”

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Kim Zolciak-Biermann

She further added:

“I think that NeNe kinda knows who to challenge. I did watch the episode with Marlo.”

Kim joined the discussion by saying:

“I mean because we do have history with NeNe, we tend to challenge.”

What can you say about their reactions?

Photo Credits: NY Daily News, Upi

Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is very grateful to Weight Watchers for her successful weight loss.  However, now they are already parting ways.  After being the face of Weight Watchers for 4 years, now is the time to say goodbye.  Hudson will not be representing Weight Watchers anymore and in connection to this both parties have released the following statements:

Jennifer says:

“My experience with Weight Watchers has truly been life changing.  I am grateful for what I have learned throughout the process and will always take it with me. I have chosen to step away from my role as ambassador and I am excited for the year to come, with many new projects and lots of new music.”

Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson

Here is the statement from Weight Watchers:

“After four years of a successful and rewarding partnership, Weight Watchers and Jennifer Hudson are ending our official partnership, though we’re confident Jennifer will remain a Lifetime Member.  Jennifer’s healthy lifestyle and successful weight loss has inspired so many—from her friends and family to our members and staff, as well as people around the world—and we know that inspiration lives on. We will continue to support Jennifer in maintaining her healthy lifestyle and wish her the very best in her personal and professional life.”

Hudson also tweeted:

“Sometimes you have to step back and let your work speak for you, and when that doesn’t work you walk away knowing you did your best…It’s been fun and a pleasure good luck to you all. @WeightWatchers.”

It seems that it was a friendly split.  Do you agree?

Photo Credits: That Grape Juice

Chris Brown Chris Brown

After staying for 95 days in the anger management rehab, the singer appeared on the court hearing for his probation.  Unfortunately, the judge ordered him to return back to the rehab until the time that the trial for his assault will start on April 17th.

Aside from this, he was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder based on the documents of the court.  It states:

“Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.” The facility did not give any explanation with regards to the real cause of PTSD. However, the letter also revealed that Chris is currently taking medications for his bipolar disorder and other conditions.

Chris is now doing different relaxation exercises based on the letter.  During his stay in the facility, he is negative on drugs along with weed.

Chris Brown Chris Brown

On the contrary, it’s good to see that Chris is getting the right treatment.

Will this affect the release of his new video with Ariana Grande?

Photo Credits: XXL Mag, Bear Cast Media

Benjamin Curtis Benjamin Curtis

On Sunday, Dec. 29, the Secret Machines guitarist died after battling Lymphatic cancer.  The sad news was announced by his other band, School of Seven Bells on its Facebook page.  On Monday, Dec. 30, they posted:

“Last night, Dec. 29th 2013, we lost our friend and brother Benjamin Curtis to his fight against cancer.  While we had hoped to delay this announcement until a more suitable time when his friends and family could feel better prepared and settled to greet any correspondences from folks attempting to reach out, unfortunately the news has prematurely leaked.”

Benjamin Curtis Benjamin Curtis

“We can’t thank all of you who supported him and his music through the years enough. All of you who attended or participated in the various benefits in and around New York City over the past year since his diagnosis, and of course those who contributed and gave generously to help support him throughout that journey. You made it possible for all of us, and for him, to see how truly loved he was and how many lives he had touched through his music by your gestures.”

They further added:

“We will all miss this incredibly talented and rare person every day, but we are fortunate enough that he shared with us his music, and that is something that we can keep forever.”

Curtis was also the one who cofounded “School of Seven Bells”, which is an indie band.  Curtis was aware that he has lymphatic cancer after he was diagnosed less than a year ago.

Isn’t it quite sudden?

Photo Credits: Spin, Filter Magazine

James Avery and his wife James Avery and his wife

Actor James Avery just passed away at the age of 65.  Avery played the character of Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  The cause of death is the complications obtained from having an open heart surgery.  His wife Barbara was with him until the time that he died in a hospital in Glendale, California.  One of his co-stars of the show, Will Smith, was devastated by the news.  A source close to Will released a statement saying:

“Working with James was a big part of his life.. in fact, James was something of a father figure to Will. He’s devastated by the death.. James will be sorely missed.”

James Avery and the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air James Avery and the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, also expressed his condolence through Facebook.  She posted:

“Happy New Year everyone! I was hoping to start the new year differently but we have lost yet another friend. James Avery who we all lovingly know as Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince has passed. Our condolences to aunt Florence (his mother), Miss Barbara (his wife) and all those who loved him.”

Condolence to the family of James Avery!

Will you miss him?

Photo Credits: The Jasmine Brand