Rihanna perform hit “Where Have You Been” Wednesday night during the ‘American Idol’ finale and she did not disappoint. She’s certainly stepped up her live performances and I just love how she always nail this song. Rih should also dance more often she did a really good job. Check it out below.
Rita Ora takes us behind the scenes as she prepares for a performance during a NYC Cartier event. She performs for her label and music execs for the first time. Check it out.
Singer-songwriter and music producer Kevin McCall has just released the visual for latest single “Naked”. The song features rapper Big Sean while the video is directed by friend and musical partner Chris Brown. McCall may actually have a hit under his belt. Although he’s garnered success and has even won a Grammy for his writing and producing efforts, he has yet to have the spotlight shine on Kevin McCall the artist. Things may be changing for the better here. We are loving “Naked” and sure you will too. Check it out.
Nicole Pilozzi, better known as Snooki is expecting a baby boy.
“Everyone said I was going to have a boy, and they were right!” Snooki confirmed to In Touch, in the mag’s latest issue.
She also reveals that she and fiance Jionni LaValle are currently narrowing down baby names for their son, due sometime this September. So far, they’ve narrowed down the names to either Lorenzo or Jionni Jr.
She tells the magazine, “I thought it was going to be a girl. I was hoping it would be, because all girls want girls. It’s still my baby, no matter what. I’m excited either way!”
*This damn job is getting on my nerves.*
Maxine put her head down on her desk. Fed up with Outlook e-mails and adults who don’t read, she dumped out her purse trying to find change for the vending machine.
A two lip sticks, an old party flyer, condoms, and two dimes landed on her files. A whole quarter short of a delicious sweet snack.
*This is bullsh*t. No, no, this is the universe telling me I don’t need to
cheat on my diet. I should work out instead to ease some of this
She’d been doing the “get fit” thing for a few weeks and only recently
added a personal trainer to her repertoire. Mark was everything she needed to maintain work out motivation. His voice was smooth, deep and encouraging. His routines were legendary. And most of all, she could see his package bulge over her when he spotted her for squats. Even in loose clothing he couldn’t hide that almond butter surprise he was keeping below the waist line.
“Focus hoe, focus”, she’d repeat to herself so that he didn’t catch her
Although he wasn’t going to be her trainer tonight, he never worked on
Fridays, she was picturing his dimpled smile. It was all the motivation she needed.
Maxine decided to walk to the gym today to help burn the calories.
Motivational posters of skinny women and food with no taste encouraged her that she could be just like them she walked into the gym. Maxine entered the locker room and changed into workout clothes. She checked out her expansive ba-dunk-a-dunk in her grey workout pants and made it jiggle a little. Laughing to herself, she pulled her long hair up into a messy bun, pressed play on the iPod and hit the main floor.
No one there but the usual – the blonde girl running on the treadmill with the speed set on “die”, a couple, and the man who makes strange noises when he lifts. She stood straddling the treadmill deciding between the “weight management” setting and the “other shit” setting when someone tapped her hand.
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Did Justin & Selena Break Up? – Girls Talkin’ Smack (Photo)
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Cassie “Killining Them Softly” At Cannes – iluluonline
Kate Gosselin & Kids New Reality Show? – I Need My Fix
Brad Pitt Dishes On Engagement Plans With Angelina – Celebrity VIP Lounge
Meagan Fox Is Having A Girl – Diva Artist
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Nicole Ritchie stepped out to attend the 40th anniversary Fifi awards at Lincoln center in New York city Monday night.
Ritchie donned a massive beehive and wore a black Emilio Pucci embellished mullet dress with a long train. She accessorized with some of her own designs, a black House of Harlow clutch and a pair of stunning teardrop earrings.
In my opinion, one of her best dressed yet.
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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?
Roc Nation’s own, singer/songwriter Ester Dean has just released new single “Baby Making Love”. The song is slated to be featured on her forthcoming Interscope debut album, not yet titled. It’s expected for a release some time later this year. For now we get a taste of just what we may expect. Here’s “Baby Making Love”.
Mental health is a very serious and real condition many people suffer with in silence. Often times it is shunned upon, swept under a rug and not discussed. Unfortunately, this is especially true in the black community. Here’s a personal story from our own Cotten Kandi contributor, Dee Rene; the revelation she was bipolar and how she decided to cope.
This isn’t going to go away is it?
Last night, I fell asleep on top of a pile of clean laundry not because I’m lazy (the usual reason) but because I’d lost control again.
I felt defeated at myself and I breathed a sigh of reality – this shit is just not going to go away.
I am bipolar. And I am ashamed.
What a hypocrite I’ve become. I flood my timeline with advocacy for mental health awareness. It’s my hidden passion yet I rarely ever admit why except to say it’s an issue we need to recognize.
It’s an issue that almost took my life.
Being bipolar is a joke isn’t it? When people are moody we joke and say they are bipolar.
I believe I’ve even been called that on my twitter timeline for some of my rants and I remember recoiling and thinking “if you only knew.” Although my rants are never episodes. I’m just loud for no reason, even in print.
We’ve got some new music from Olivia. The singer teamed up with reggae artist Movado for new single “Soldier Girl”. Kind of different from the R&B singles we’re so use to from the artist. This one’s a mid-tempo island record. I see Olivia has dipped into her island roots. She is a mixture of Cuban and Jamaican. Enjoy.
DJ Khaled premiered the video for hit single “Take It To The Head” over the weekend and the Collin Tilley directed visual did not disappoint. It contains an all star cast including Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne, who are all featured on the single as well. The video even has an appearance from Busta Rhymes and Birdman.
Certainly one of the hottest singles this summer. Check it out.