The secret to a long lasting relationship is no secret. It’s called the “3 C’s”; communication, compromise, and commitment. If you ask most couples, the ones who’ve been together for a substantial amount of time anyway, they’d tell you the same thing. Sounds easy enough, right? Of course, nothing is as easy as it seems. But take a look at some of the reasons why following these three rules can be good any your relationship.
Communicating: Can go a long way. But it takes two mature adults able to handle and accept the truth for it to be effective. Can you tell your partner everything? No. And, honestly, you shouldn’t. Preserving some mystery in your relationship can actually help you both. But being honest (while compassion) can open the flood-gates for more honesty and compassion.
However, once you’ve decided to be honest and open, also, be careful not to hold grudges against your partner because you didn’t like what they had to say or even agree with it. It is their truth, and although you do not agree, it’s important to let them feel comfortable talking to you about it. If you can, discuss it, resolve it, then move on. Harboring ill will and resentment will cause more problems in the long run. And, your mate will no longer want to talk to you.
Trayvon Martin‘s murderer, George Zimmerman, to be released on bond. Where is the justice in that?!
Friday morning, a Florida judge declared Zimmerman to be released on $150,000, after taking the stand to apologize to Martin’s parents for the loss of their son.
Take a look at the live proceedings that took place this morning.
The judge also set a number of conditions, including GPS monitoring. As a result, Zimmerman will likely not be released Friday, until his attorney and state authorities can iron out the monitoring and other conditions set by the judge.
We were introduced to Ciara, dubbed the ‘Princess of Crunk&B’, back in 2004 with her debut single “Goodies” featuring southern rapper Petey Pablo. The then 18 year old’s breathy vocals over the Lil’ Jon crunk beat rejecting male advances because her “goodies” will “stay in the jar” was a commercial success. The single peaked # 1 in the United States for seven weeks, becoming the longest-running number one debut single by a female artist since 1977. It also topped the UK charts and reached the top ten in many other international markets. It’s still a song many of us can still get down to today and for that reason it makes it on our throwback Fridays list. Without further adieu, here is “Goodies”.
Despite rumors she was fired, Sheree Whitfield would like us to know it was actually her idea to quit the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reality show.
It’s no secret Sheree hasn’t had the best season this time around, from relying on child support to stay afloat in a dismal economy, building a house she couldn’t finish paying to build, accusations she’s a liar and a fraud over her divorce settlement with ex-husband Bob Whitfield and being branded the least successful of her cast mates, it’s been pretty tough. Perhaps, a few reasons she has decided to walk away from the successful franchise.
In Sheree’s official statement to Wetpaint.com she says,“After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful Housewives franchise, I have decided to leave. The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I’m tired of the fighting and the cattiness.”
“I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect. I wish the rest of the women the best of luck. I’m thrilled to say I’m now a free agent and am already fielding offers.”
The statement goes on to say, Sheree will continue to focus on her clothing line, She by Sheree. She’s also embarking on a new fitness venture to inspire people to live healthier lives.
Check out the foot work for Rihanna‘s highly anticipated single and video for “Where Have You Been”. The track is actually one of my favorites from her latest album, ‘Talk That Talk’. Rihanna isn’t known to be the best dancer but I think she did pretty well here.
When I was first asked to blog about what just happened in my life, I shunned it. Now, I realize that due to my life being an open book and my “relationship” being on national TV, I should.
One thing a lot of you don’t know about me is I’m a 100% committed to anything I put my name on. In a relationship comes humility. When I decided to do this show I vowed to be open, and honest about all aspects of my life that I could. I’m human! I don’t portray myself to be anyone I am not. I go to the grocery store in sweats and sneakers like everyone else. Because I’m on TV doesn’t mean I don’t hurt or that I don’t go through the same trials and tribulations as everyone else. We, Reality Stars, are put in a very vulnerable position when we sign up for these shows. No matter what we go through, the good, the bad, the ugly, when we walk outside we get recognized and judged. I’m not going to put on a front like I’m okay. My heart hurts.
Do I think Dezmon loves me? Yes! Do I think what he did was wrong? Absolutely. Are we done…forever? Honestly, I don’t know. Readers can say I’m dumb if I go back, but with relationships come mistakes. I was lied to and lesson learned…I entertained it on Twitter. I let the drama get to me despite being told to ignore it. That was my immaturity in this experience coming out. I admit that. Yes, I’m embarrassed, humiliated and broken. But I’m strong. Regardless of what happens I will be okay. Do I love him? Yes. Is that enough to stay? At this point, no. I entertained the mother of his son because I trusted what I was told and I stood by him as I should have. Was I the fool? Yep! Do some find it funny that I have egg on my face? Sadly yes, but that means they are lacking happiness and love in their own lives hence them basking in another person’s hurt. Ignorance is bliss but it’s also dangerous.
TIME magazine has just released their pick for the ’100 Most Influential People’ of 2012. Among them, Rihanna, Jermey Lin, Adele, Chelsea Handler, President Barack Obama, Viola Davis and a long list of “doers” not accustomed to being in the public eye but have managed to influenced us, in one way or another.
As TIME puts it, “The nature of influence changes. The word originates from the medieval idea that a magical liquid emanates from the stars to influence our actions on earth. Modern influence often comes from the magical ability of technology and social media to overcome time and distance and reorder our perceptions. Before microphones and television were invented, a leader had to stand in front of a crowd and bellow. Now she can tweet a phrase that reaches millions in a flash. Influence was never easier — or more ephemeral.
Which is why we try to choose those people whose influence is both lasting and, with a few notable exceptions, laudable.”
Well, isn’t this something. Channing Tatum will be taking it all off for the ladies. The ‘Magic Mike’ movie trailer is here, and aren’t we just a little bit excited! Take it off!
Veteran stripper Magic Mike Martingano (Tatum) teaches a new stripper (Alex Pettyfer) about the occupation. They work at the club Xquisite, owned by the former stripper Dallas, played by Matthew McConaughey. Tatum certainly doesn’t disappoint showing off his dance skills and this isn’t the first time he shows off his moves. If you all remember the 2006 film, ‘Step Up’ then you’ll know he can actually bust a move or two. Check it out below.
Just a little tid bit, Tatum was actually once a male stripper so this isn’t the first time he’s had to strip for a group of women. He may have actually been the perfect fit for this role. Looking good Channing.
Rumor has it, Royce Reed, 29, of ‘Basketball Wives’ is getting married to boyfriend Dez Briscoe, 22. Well, that’s so according to cast mate Kenya Bell.
It was just Monday night, Royce and the mother of Dez’s son and ex-girlfriend, Christina Nero, got into a heated twitter war of the words over accusations Dez is still pining for his ex. In fact, Nero posted some pretty damaging phone messages, “in Dez’s own words”, just what he’d like to do to her.
In his defense, however, Royce accused the woman of copy, pasting and forging the message photos to stir up some drama. But why would Nero go through such trouble? Well, it may be because of the hit reality show last episode. Royce and Dez, for the first time on the show, displayed their love and affection for one another and even discussed having a future together.
Could this be a woman scorned or is Royce being delusional? Not sure, but if Royce’s history with men serves right, she’s living in “la la land”. Guess, we’ll have to wait and see just how this one plays out.
At the moment, however, Royce has yet to confirm or deny Bell’s twitter message on her engagement. But, it true, congratulations! Or should I say run?
Tyler Perry is back with ‘Madea’s Witness Protection’. This time around, an investment banker finds himself in the midst of a Ponzi scheme investigation when he and his family are placed in the witness protection program. They’re then relocated from their posh Connecticut neighborhood to Madea’s southern home. Watch the trailer below this one looks funny guys.
For the look of this trailer, Tyler Perry may have struck gold again. The movie will officially open in theaters June 29th. Will you be watching?