Happy birthday Jay Z!
And, what does one want for their 44th celebration? If you’re Jay Z, you’ve probably decided to go vegan for 22 days.
The hip hop mogul and rap icon made the announcement on his blog, Life+Times, on Monday, December 2nd about his desire to take on the challenge.
He writes, “Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way. On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a “plant-based breakfast” everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought…”
The legendary Prince has been enlisted to headline the 20th anniversary 2014 Essence Music Festival.
The festivities will kick off July 4th weekend of 2014 in New Orleans.
On the morning of December 2, 2013, Essence made the official announcement releasing this statement:
“Influential, international superstar Prince will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival with a Superdome headlining performance over Fourth of July weekend, it was announced today by ESSENCE, the nation’s leading brand for African-American women.”
In his radio interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, last week, Kanye West confirmed he would be collaborating with athletics company Adidas. Although he spoke a bit about the joint venture, Adidas hadn’t yet made any official announcements. That was until today.
The company released this official statement, earlier today, although not getting into any specifics about what we can expect.
“For 2014, we welcome to the adidas family one of the most influential cultural icons of this generation, Kanye West. Well known for breaking boundaries across music, film and design and partnering with our history in street wear culture and leading innovations in sport, we look forward to creating a new chapter. Details to follow.”
Actress Kim Fields, 44, and husband Christopher Morgan, 37, have welcomed their second child and son, Quincy Xavier Morgan, born on Tuesday, December 3rd.
The baby boy was born in Atlanta, Ga. at 10:30 a.m., a rep, for the couple confirmed to PEOPLE.
“We are so blessed and grateful to God for this newest gift to our family,” the couple tells PEOPLE.
Earlier today, we unveiled the cover art for Katy Perry and boyfriend and rocker John Mayer‘s new single, “Who You Love.” Now, we’ve got the behind the scenes look of the adorable couple on set for the photoshoot. It was Perry who shared the footage with fans adding, “Some behind the scenes of @johnmayer & my shoot with Mario Sorrenti for WHO YOU LOVE! If you don’t have it yet get it here: http://bit.ly/1cPkGiU.” Check it out below.
Adorable, aren’t they?
High off the heels of landing her first film role in the movie adaptation for “Fifty Shades of Grey”, Rita Ora, was spotted wearing this fabulous pair of Tom Ford Zebra Print Pin Detail Ankle Trap Sandals ($1,250), currently on sale for $875.
Rita also posted the above photo of herself sitting on a black and white strip pony in her black and white strip fur coat, and, wearing the sexy pair of Tom Ford zebra-print sandals.
Did Ora go overboard with the black and white ensemble?
Still in disbelief over Paul Walker‘s death, his “Fast and Furious” co-star and friend Vin Diesel visited his crash site, on Monday, to speak with fans who’ve built memorial at the San Clarita location.
“I just want to say to all of you if my brother was here right now and he saw all the love that you are bringing here,” he began.
“If he could see, for himself, that all of you have shown up to show my brother love, at this hard time, and the family gets to see all of you show all the love that you’ve shown Paul, it’s gonna stay with me forever,” he continued.
“I just want to say thank you, thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him,” he then concluded.
Watch the actor’s touching speech below.
British singer and pop star, Rita Ora, has landed her first movie role. Ora has landed the role of Christian Grey‘s sister, Mia, in the highly anticipated film adaptation of seductive novel “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
The singer confirmed the news, on Monday, tweeting, “It’s official! I’ve been cast in @FiftyShades of Grey as Christian’s sister Mia. #FiftyShades.”
Isn’t this just the most adorable thing ever! John Mayer enlisted his real life leading lady, Katy Perry, to be featured on the art work for single, “Who You Love” — putting their love of full display.
It was Mayer who unveiled the single art tweeting, “Who You Love” is here. Proud of this song, proud of this artwork, proud of this girl. – JM http://smarturl.it/whoyoulove”
Supporting her man, Katy followed up not long after with her own tweet about the single and artwork. She tweeted, “KITTENS! Click here: http://vnty.fr/1bao9Kx to see exclusive photos of @JohnMayer & me for our single “Who You Love” shot by Mario Sorrenti!”
“And if you haven’t got “WHO YOU LOVE” on your playlist yet grab it HERE: http://bit.ly/1cPkGiU,” she then added.
In case you’re wondering what the new record sound like, check it out below.
It’s that time of year again, you know, when Barbara Walters names her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013. Do we care?
Of course, we do!
Barbs is usually on the money when it comes to who she’s chosen as her top picks. Some of the picks, shouldn’t surprise you however. Although she’s made the list before, Kim Kardashian makes it again, this time, with fiance Kanye West.
Miley Cyrus, and all her theatrics, landed on the list as well, so did Oscar winning actress and ‘Hunger Games’ star Jennifer Lawrence. But, who landed the top spot on Walter’s list? We’re not quite sure, but we think ABC anchor Robin Roberts should have been the front-runner. She’s so deserving. With all that she’s overcome in the last few years — triumphing through all her health scares— Roberts is certainly a fighter.
Check out the 9 names that have been unveiled when you continue below.
The fierce and fiesty Tamar Braxton got emotional during her acceptance speech after winning the Best R&B/Soul Female Award at the Soul Train Music Awards. In fact, the singer and reality TV star took home two additional awards for Song Of The Year for hit single “Love & War” and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriters’ Award.
Although the show, hosted by Anthony Anderson, was previously recorded, it aired Sunday night, allowing fans to see the many performances, highlights and memorable moments. One of those highlights, Braxton’s speech, moved the crowd, even leaving her sisters, Toni, Towanda, Tracy, Trina, and mom Evelyn, teary-eyed. In her speech she says,
“I just want to start off by thanking God and just everybody who supports me and just believe in my music. And just takes me serious as an artist because that’s who I am. I just want to thank my faboulous family and my fantastically beat to death sisters and my husband Vincent Herbert…… _______READMORE
Since hooking up with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian is much more outspoken these days. So much so, she recently bashed a critic on Twitter for accusing her of being a bad mother.
The responder, whose account is now private, accused the first time mom of neglecting her daughter, North, after a number of updates she made to her social sharing account, Instagram. The critic felt Kim’s frequent night’s out in support of Kanye’s “Yeezus” tour, displayed in the images, is, somehow, an indicator she’s an absentee mom.
Cleary, things didn’t go over so well with Kim.
In response to her hater, the Kardashian beauty snapped back with this tweet, “. @jlmcbryde u sound so ignorant. Bc I don’t tweet or instagram my every move w my daughter means I am not with her 247?”