Nearly one and a half years since Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker declared Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional in the landmark Perry v. Brown case, the 9th US District Circuit Court of Appeals finally announced this morning that they will be upholding Judge Walker’s decision: PROPOSITION H8 IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
Opponents of same-sex marriage will likely file an appeal to the decision, and the next steps may inevitably lead to a hearing before the US Supreme Court; casting the national spotlight on California’s fight for the freedom to marry and putting the focus on same-sex marriage at a federal level. Most importantly, today’s rulings open up the door for the same arguments to be used to the benefit of advancing pro-same-sex marriage legislation in other states.
In support of her hubby’s benefit concert, Beyonce made another post baby appearance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. This time, she opts for a sparkling shear and sequins Monique Lhuillier black dress.
Madonna tapped Givenchy to design her elaborate costumes she wore during the 2012 46th Super Bowl Half time show. It turned out to be a great choice by the way. The 53 year old “material girl” (can we still call her that?) looked fantastic!
What I loved the most were her thigh high 6 inch black boots. The singer even risked falling during the show just to wear them. The boots were a pair of stretch leather thigh highs, with metal buckle closures. They were personalized with 2 metal crowns and a leather M. I can only imagine just how much Madonna paid for them. But not to worry.
If you were ever misled before about your marital/ relationship status, there’s nothing like Valentine’s Day to bring it all into perspective. Valentine’s day comes every year and always comes in the most obnoxious manner. No sooner is Santa packed away for next year than the local store looks as though Cupid threw up all over the candy aisle.
And here come the bitter in all their social media glory. The same women, who were hurt in high school being the only ones without a ‘send your sweetheart’ a carnation, pack that hurt like carry-on luggage in their heart right into adulthood.
This particular article is for the Bitter Betty’s everywhere. I should know because I was one of them.
Not that you were any less single on February 13th than on February 14th but it is more difficult to hide on that particular day if you have not yet embraced your status.
Day 26 is back with a new single and video for “Made Love Lately”. The boy ban, now down to four original members from its starting five, is determined to make a comeback with sophomore album ‘A New Day’. Now signed to Atlantic records after departing from Founder Diddy’s own Bad Boy Records, the group’s highly anticipated album is set for a release sometime this Spring.
Jay Z made history in New York City, last night, as the first rapper to headline a concert in Carnegie Hall. The concert was held to benefit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. He brought along Alicia Keys and one time nemesis Nas who performed with the rapper as well.
He performed ‘Glory’ for the first time. The song he dedicated to his new born daughter, who makes an appearance. Her cries can be heard at the end of the song. He also performed a number of hits, including, ’99 Problems’, ‘My Name Is Hov’ and ‘Public Service announcement’.
A new single from Nicki Minaj was released just this week titled “Marilyn Monre”. The single is set to be on Nicki’s sophomore album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, pushed back to an April release. Check it out.
Brandy and Monica have recorded a new duet, “It All Belongs To Me”. For all of us who remember singing “The Boy Is Mine” into a hair brush and performing with our best friend this is long overdue.
The track, produced by Rico Love, takes the two singers in an entirely different direction than their first recording. Brandy and Monica are not competing on this track.
Brandy opens the song with her deep soulful vocals and a maturity in her voice that wasn’t heard when the two first stepped in the studio years ago. Monica leads us through the second verse and brings her usual power. Although the track is not as lyrically deep as we’ve heard from both Monica and Brandy in the past, it does highlight their superb vocal abilities with a tune that gets stuck in your head. The chorus may have you waving your hands in the air if you’ve ever ended a negative relationship where you were supporting your man…
Beyonce made her first appearance last night since delivering daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in early January. She stepped out to watch her husband, Jay Z, perform during his Carnegie Hall concert. It was the first of two scheduled performances to benefit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Beyonce is visibly bringing back her 2001 bootylicious figure back in style.
She wore an Alice Temperly red fitted dress, Christian Louboutin studded shoes and an Alexander McQueen clutch purse and Ofira & Lorraine Schwartz jewels to accessorize.
Valentine’s Day can become very routine or expensive whether you are romantically involved or not. You can still find ways to enjoy the day for Free.99 or to shake it up a bit and do something new. Take a look at the ideas below for cost effective and unconventional ways to celebrate this special day.
If you are single
Visit a Nursing Home: If you’ve ever visited your grandparent in a nursing home, you know that there are so many men and women there who haven’t had a visitor since Christmas. You can only imagine living your last days with no sense of love or joy. Bring another friend or two and buy a couple packs of cards and go visit the nursing home. Not only will you have done something to bring joy to someone else, you’ll build a special bond with the friend’s you love.
Talent Show: Nothing keeps your mind off your marital status like trying to out sing your friends at Karaoke. Whether you decide to kick it old school and have a talent show in someone’s living room, or venture out ot the local bar, it’s a great way to bond. Just be sure to bring the cameras and video recorders. You will want to keep these memories for years to come.
Chrissy and Yandy are at it again, and this time, it’s during the reunion special where none of the ladies can actually sit down together in the same room. Like I’ve mentioned before, the special have been filmed separately because tension is high and many of the ladies of the show refuse to be in the same room together. Following the big blow out between models Kimberlla and Erica Mena the producers ban and glasses from being on set. Now, although months have passed and they haven’t seen one another Chrissy and Yandy are throwing shots at each other again.
Check out the below clip where Yandy addresses the “real problem” between Chrissy, Jimmy and herself and Chrissy talks how she feels Yandy stepped out of line and that she’s actually paved a way from Yandy to be relevant on the show. She even goes as far as saying “Bow down b*tch”. Wow! Can’t wait to see how this all pulls together.
No song in 2011 glorified the ‘drunk dial’ like Drake’s “Marvin’s Room.” Now it seems that drunk dial is going to cost Drake a lot more than hurt feelings.
The mysterious woman who asks the famous “Are you drunk right now?” line at the beginning of the song is in fact Erica Lee, Drake’s ex-girlfriend. She’s now suing the super star for use of her voice on the song. During their romantic and business relationship last year, Eric contributed ideas and her voice to the song with the idea that she would receive credit and payment for its creation.
According to Billboard, “Last year, Drake allegedly agreed to work with Lee on “Marvin’s Room” and split the proceeds. Lee says she was asked to record the song’s “hook” as well as the opening monologue that would serve as the thematic framework for a song about Drake’s yearning for an ex-girlfriend and how his fame interfered with his love life. “Plaintiff’s contribution is highly significant to the overall work,” says the complaint.”