Rihanna doesn’t mind sexing it up, even more than she usually does, in the latest issue of Esquire UK. The singer wears a mesh black bikini top and bottom and even goes topless for the magazine shoot.
Hot mama Tia Mowry covers the latest issue of Vibe Vixen. With the success of her first book, ‘Oh, Baby!’, the renewal of her and twin sister Tamera Mowry‘s reality show, ‘Tia & Tamera’, Tia has her sights set on being a business mogul. She says, “I’m the type of woman that looks up to Kimora and women that do it all.”
Mowry may have just relinquished her starring role on BET’s ‘The Game’ but, not to worry, Ms. Mowry has been a very busy woman. She chats with Vibe Vixen on all her upcoming projects, how she really feels about her departure from ‘The Game’ and its future, balancing her personal and professional life and so much more. Here’s what she had to say.
VIBE VIXEN: Congrats on your upcoming book! How did you venture into writing and this book deal?
TIA MOWRY: I’ve always wanted to write. Actually in college that’s what I kind of excelled at. I loved just putting all my thoughts together and jotting them down and basically doing research and all that kind of stuff, and I always wanted to write books. You know how you always had a vision? Well writing a book was always my vision, I just didn’t know what kind of book I was going to write.
Singer/songwriter Dawn Richard recently sat down with PYNK magazine to discuss her growing solo music career, her personal style, who are her crushes, keeping in touch with her former band-mates and so much more. Here’s what Dawn had to say.
*Where do you see your music career going in the next 5 years? *
“I would hope that my music reaches the masses without losing anyone in the process. I think musically when people listen to this RnB and watch the dance that goes along with it the movements are a little bit more moving, than when people simply listen to other RnB. I hope that the word innovative would be used a lot. I hope that after people have seen the same thing over and over again, their eyes will be open to something different. I am a storyteller, and I would love to be telling who I am while continuing to push the envelope through my music.”
*What has been one of the most memorial moments in the your music career? *
“There are so many moments, I have had an amazing timeline of events. I think the time when I made the group Dainty Kane, as well as the time I gotto work with Legend Grace Jones.”
*How would you describe your personal style? *
“I am a huge fan of pushing the envelope, I am a hippy at heart. I enjoy mixing different prints and patterns together.”
Vibe magazine’s latest issue is stiring up some major controversy. Its choice in their featured cover, which includes reality stars Kandi Burruss, Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Lozada and Chrissy Lampkin , has got people fuming.
Although Kandi Burruss and Tamar Braxton are both accustomed to being in the limelight for their musical background, it wasn’t until ‘Basketball Wives’ and ‘Love and Hip Hop’ that we were introduced to Lozada and Lampkin. Burruss and Braxton have also jumped on the reality show bandwagon with their own ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ and ‘Braxton Family Values’. But what’s the fuss about? Perhaps the magazine’s caption, “Meet Your New Role Models”.
Yup, you read that correctly.
If you watch any of these shows then you’ll know the success of these shows usually relies on the amount of drama that can be stirred up; encouraging the women to be catty toward each other and even throw a few blows. Not the kind of role models a parent would want their child looking up to right?
On Thursday TIME magazine released their latest issue with this cover of mom, Jamie Lynne Grumet, 26, breastfeeding 3 year old son, Aram. Almost immediately the media went up in a frenzy. While Grumet stands, almost too proudly, little Aram stands upright in a chair as he’s breast fed. Obviously, from the photo, he was very much aware he was being watched. Is it just me or is something wrong here?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m very much for babies being breast fed. I was breast fed myself. It’s medically proven that babies who are breast fed are healthier overall. With that said, once your child is over a year and can walk and talk you should stop!
What’s even more disturbing about this? The Los Angeles mother also uses the same form of attachment parenting to her adopted five-year-old son Samuel.
But, why would she do this? Grument says she was also breast fed by her own mother until she was 6 years old. She recalls, “It’s really warm. It’s like embracing your mother, like a hug. You feel comforted, nurtured and really, really loved. I had so much self-confidence as a child, and I know it’s from that.”
In this month’s issue of SHAPE magazine, songbird Mariah Carey speaks on just how she got her “groove” back.
A year after giving birth to twins, “Roc and Roe”, Mariah says she looks and feels better than ever. She talks weight loss, wellness, and Whitney. Here’s a bit of what she had to say.
On her pregnancy weight gain: I put on around 70 pounds, but if you look at photos of me when I was pregnant, you’d say, “Wow, she gained 9,000 pounds!” A lot of it was water weight because I pretty much had head-to-toe edema, which is very painful. Luckily, all the swelling went away fairly quickly after the babies were born. Then I had about 30 more pounds to drop. I have such empathy for people who need to lose a lot of weight, because I know what they’re going through. I remember thinking at the time, “I’ll never look or feel the same again.”
On picking Jenny Craig to help shed the baby weight: I’ve been on other diets before-my weight has fluctuated 15 to 20 pounds over the years. But I liked the structure of Jenny Craig and that I can prepare my own food along with eating the company’s meals and snacks.
Kristen Stewart is looking quite stunning on the cover of Elle UK. She’s pictured wearing a white knitted crop top with a matching skirt. One things for sure, she has certainly grown into quite a beauty since meeting the awkward teen a few years ago as ‘Twilight’ and the sequels that followed took flight.
In her interview with the magazine she speaks on her love for her craft as an actor, the difficulties that come along with it and being compared to that of the roles she plays and who she really is. Here’s a few of what she had to say.
“I f***ing love everything about [acting]. I love movies, I love what they do. I am just so fuelled by it like nothing else in my life.
“[But] I’m really boring; things I would want to read about have not happened to me. But that’s the reason you read those books and watch those movies.
On her breakup with Chris Brown: “It gave me guns. I was like, well, fuck. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”
On the backlash over their reconciliation:
“The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”
In the latest issue of Lucky magazine actress Salma Hayek sits down to talk about many things actually. She speaks on moving to Paris with her husband and how he has inspired her. She also speaks on her early days as an actress with bad acne with no work and no money, developing her own skin care line, wishing she was more like friend and fellow actress Demi Moore and much more.
On Moving To Paris
Salma moved there three years ago, when she married French businessman François-Henri Pinault; they have a four-year-old, Valentina. “It’s nuts, how good the people look, too,” she says. “Nobody’s overweight, everybody’s well dressed, no tennis shoes—somehow, even though they walk all over the place, everyone manages to wear real shoes, nice shoes.”
On Having Bad Acne & Struggling As An Actress
When the editor compliments Salma on her glowing skin she responds with, “My skin?! When I was 25 and I left being a soap opera star in Mexico to go try to be a movie star in Hollywood and all of Mexico was laughing at me? And I could barely get work as an extra? You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into a severe, severe depression. Like I couldn’t leave the house. I’d wake up in the morning and lie there and touch my face before I got up, just to prepare myself to look in the mirror! “The next stage with that sort of depression is food: too little, or too much. Guess what I did? I mean, I was fat and broken out, I couldn’t leave the house and I couldn’t pay the rent!” A friend, she says, saved her: “Alfonso Cuarón—amazing director—he came to the house. He did not play it down, he did not try to say, Oh you look fine. He said you can’t do this to yourself and taught me to meditate, relax. I got myself back together!” She also went on Accutane. “I didn’t want to, but it cured it. Since then my skin’s forever sensitive and dry.”
Does stripping give Rihanna more confidence? Well, kind of. Not actually stripping of course. In a recent interview with British’s Women’s Fitness magazine, the singer reveals dressing sexier and more revealing on stage has certainly boost her confidence.
She says, “The more I got naked, the more comfortable I felt. I just had to face my fear. You always find something wrong, you always find something you’re uncomfortable with, and one thing turns into another and you get embarrassed and self-conscious about it.”
“After a while, it was like, ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ and I just started being a little more daring with it. It was just knowing my body is the way it is no matter what that helped me, knowing that it is what it is under clothes or outside of clothes.’” She does, however, notes her approach in feeling more comfortable with herself might not be for everyone. “My way probably won’t work for most people,” added the 24 year old singer.
How does Rihanna get that sexy physique?
Interesting to see rapper Drake grace the Cover of GQ’s first ever ‘Style Bible’ special edition. Why? He’s not exactly known as fashion forward. Although, he does look good in a suit.
The magazine is currently available on news stands now.
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Here are some interesting things the, Queens, NY bred, 29 year old Hip Pop artist had to say.
On Appealing To Younger Listeners: “I think as far as the younger demo is concerned, I play dress-up,” Minaj says. “I also can put on a very cartoonish voice. So sometimes children may not know what I’m saying, but they like the sound of it, and they think I sound like some weird character.”
On De-throning Jay-Z: “I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of…. I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’”
On Her Ever changing Hair Styles: “I was doing every- and anything to it—putting in wads of gel and brushing it to the next century, and just thinking I was so cute,” she says. “I always thought I had an eye for that stuff.” She also had a philosophy: Hair allowed you to reinvent yourself, which was perhaps particularly critical to a little girl with big dreams and a troubled reality. “I had done something I thought was really, really, really cute, and I showed my neighbor,” she says. “She was like, ‘Why’d you do that to your hair?’ And I never forget what I said: ‘I’m someone new in this hair.’ “
On Exercising: “I’m naturally petite, but I definitely struggle with keeping those extra pounds off. And I hate working out. I can’t stand being on a treadmill. That mentally irks me. When I need to lose a few, I just cut out sugar and starch.”
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