It’s taken over 3 years for the man responsible for the death Jennifer Hudson‘s family to have his day in court but, it seems, heer super stardom may negatively affect the case before it begins.
ABC news reports, On Monday a Chicago court will begin whittling down a pool of 150 potential jurors in the trial of William Balfour, accused of brutally murdering the star’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. Judge Charles Burns plans to begin questioning prospective jurors one by one.
Prosecutors allege that Balfour, the estranged husband of the actress’ sister Julia Hudson, shot the three in cold blood after he learned that his wife was dating another man. Balfour was charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of home invasion in December 2010; at the time he was on parole after he’d spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Jennifer Hudson, 30, is expected to attend the trial every day, and her name appears on a list of 300 potential witnesses that could be called to testify. Attorneys selecting members of the 12 person jury are tasked with identifying jurors that are able to set aside their associations with the star and focus on the facts of the trial.
“All attention usually is on the celebrity sitting in the courtroom, and that’s the biggest challenge … to try to shift the focus from the celebrity observer to the action on the witness stand,” Criminal Defense Attorney Dana Cole told ABC News.
We’ve seen the stunning Elle magazine photos and interview snippets of Rihanna‘s Elle magazine cover and spread, but now we get to scene the short film of the singer’s behind the scenes footage. Check it out.
Our look of the day goes to Rosci Diaz, of BET’s 106 & Park’. She wore a white cut out 3/4 sleeve blouse with theory jeans shorts from J brand jeans and a pair of Louboutin 20th anniversary red and python booties on Friday night’s episode. Doesn’t she look fabulous?
Enjoying the release of her sophomore album, ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, Nicki Minaj has released new single and video for “Beez In The Trap”. Although she’s been criticized for going pop, the rapper may have given critics just what they’ve been asking for, a more hard core Nicki. “Beez In The Trap” gives us just that. Check it out below.
Nicki Minaj stopped by the ‘Today Show’ Friday morning to perform two singles off her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’. She performed hit single “Starships” along with new single “Right By My Side”, which is already climbing up the charts.
The highly anticipated video for “Take Care” has finally made it’s debut. Drake teams up with Rihanna, once again, on the hit song continuing to ride their collaboration success stems from past works. The video stills made it’s debut last month sending fans in a frenzy amid rumors the pair seemed to have gotten quite close on set. As a result of the high demand, Drake made the mistake of telling fans the video would be ready two weeks ago but later apologized and explained that it was not ready. Well, it’s finally here guys!
Remember, I’ve told you tangerine is the color for the season, and, it comes in many different shades, which can give you more options for an outfit. Here’s one way to stay atop the trends and look your Easter Sunday best. A white blazer is a great finish for this plain shift dress from TopShop. This shade of tangerine is also among the long list of pastel colors great for the season with a pair of white pumps to top off your Easter Sunday best.
On another note, you can opt for another trend popular around this time of year, and that is, floral patterns. Keeping it simple is key here. For example, this yellow floral patch dress has all the pattern you’ll need to pull off this look. You can also opt for a lace material, like the one below, made with a floral pattern design.
Like mentioned above, a blazer is the perfect finish for a sleeve less dress. It adds sophistication while dressing up your outfit. TopShop has great selections like these pleated tuck neck dresses, which comes in a variety of colors. My advise, you can’t go wrong with a pastel colors like the shift pink dress in our template below. They’re typically the most common shades worn around this time of year and so is the case for Easter. Or if you’re feeling daring, going against the grain, opt for money green. It may not be the color of the season but pleated dresses are in, you’ll still be keeping up with the trends!
I decided at age 7 that when I turned 30 I would dawn the biggest, most decorated, church hat any one had ever seen on Easter. Thirty just seems like a grown age, even now, and I am keeping a countdown. These are just rules I made up in my mind but the tradition of beautiful hats on Easter in a “black” church spreads far and wide.
The tradition began when the Apostle Paul suggested women cover their heads when entering a worship service. Head coverings have evolved from simple pieces of fabric to amazing multi colored, ribbon laden, flower adorned head pieces of wonder. There are rules to this thing – because there’s a difference between a hat that turns heads and a hat that turns heads away with snickering.
Ehow.com had an article about the eight commandments of hat wearing (below). Keep these rules in mind if you are out searching for the perfect outfit for service next weekend!
Kim Kardashian joined Ann Curry on the ‘Today Show’ Friday morning to discuss some more recent news in her life. For starters the now infamous “flour bomb” incident from a PETA supporter, her divorce update from NBA player Kris Humphries and the burning question on everyone’s mind at the moment, is she currently dating Kanye West? It was only 24 hours that the rapper professed his love in new single, “Theraflu”, after all.
Ann wasted no time asking Kim about Kanye. She says, “I completely respect and understand that you have to ask these questions, but as I’ve said before, Kanye and I have been friends for years,” she said before adding, “You know, you never know what the future holds or where my life will take me. So … I like the song!”
“No More (Baby Imma Do Right)” was the debut single from 3LW‘s self-titled debut album ’3LW’. The group, comprised of “3 little women”, made their debut in late 2000 and garnered instant success with the hit single. It reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is still the group’s biggest single to date.
With the success of “No More”, the group’s self-titled debut album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA, selling 1.3 million copies in the US. Although the original line up,Adrienne Bailon, Keily Williams and Naturi Naughton, became a duo and later “The Cheetah Girls”, with replacement Jessica Benson, after Naughton left in 2002 due to conflict with management, the girls went on to have some form of success on their own.
For now we’ll remember them as they were with a flash back to 2000. Here’s “No More (Baby Imma Do Right)”. Enjoy!