Chris Brown is recruiting a number of artists to help out on his forthcoming album, ‘Fortune’. This time, he has enlisted rapper Nas to spit a few bars. Hopefully, the single will make the cut. Here are the two men posing in the studio together.
More video spoofs are being made from the original “Sh*t Girls Say” by Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Shepperd. One very funny spoof made recently, “Sh*t Spanish Girls Say”, is hastily becoming a fan favorite. I must admit, I laughed pretty hard when I watched it the first time, and, I’m sure you will too.
President Barack Obama has given us another reason to love him. During a recent speech, at the Apollo theatre in New York City, he decided to do his own rendition of Al Green‘s hit song “Let’s Stay Together”. And he did a pretty good job. See for yourselves.
Singing legend Etta James, has died reportsCNN. James’ long time friend and manager, Lupe De Leon, confirmed the news that the singer passed away this morning.
“This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world,” De Leon said. “She was a true original who could sing it all — her music defied category.
“I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always.”
James had been plagued with health issues stemming from a Leukemia diagnosis in early 2010 and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. In fact, she was hospitalized back in December but was later sent home after making some progress. Sadly, Etta’s family had been preparing for this moment for the past month and her husband of 42 years, Artis Mills, was recently awarded the executor of her estate.
James is, perhaps, best known for her 1961 hit ‘At Last’, the same song that was remade by singer Beyonce Knowles for the 2008 film, ‘Cadillac Records’. It was also the song Knowles chose to sing at the 2009 Inauguration Ball while President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had their first dance.
The singer’s husband and two sons were by her side when she passed at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday.
We keep James’ family in our prayers. May she rest in peace.
Taye Diggs pried open a can of worms when he said that he still had self-esteem issues well into adulthood because of his dark skin. In a piece I wrote for MyBrownBaby.com, Taye said it wasn’t until he read a magazine article calling Tyson Beckford “beautiful” did he begin to think differently about himself.
“When I saw Tyson Beckford hailed as this beautiful man by all people, that caused a shift in my being. I remember literally waking up and walking the streets the next day and, because I had a bald head as well, feeling a little bit more proud,” said Diggs in our interview.
As I read through various posts and reactions to this story that I originally wrote to help Taye publicize his new book, Chocolate Me!, they seemed to have a similar spin: There was widespread surprise that a dark-skinned brother, especially a heartthrob like Taye, could ever have self-esteem issues related to skin color—as if the same dominant culture that has feasted on the psyches of black women for 300 years hasn’t also been doing its destructive dance through the brains of black men over the same time period. While black men may not buy skin bleaching creams like dark women are still doing around the world, or we may not pop blue contact lenses in our eyes, we still demonstrate many manifestations of our scars, if you look closely enough.
Rihanna is sexy and she knows it! How do we know? Well, she flaunts her body every chance she gets. And that’s exactly what she’s been doing during her Hawaiian vacation. I’m starting to think bathing suits are all that’s in Rihanna’s closet. While hitting the waves the singer made sure to show off her banging body as well.
Ri Ri even tweeted a few photos for our delight, having fun and even being silly with her bestfriend Melissa and cousin Noelle. She even got a little flirty with Khloe Kardashian when Khloe referenced how Rihanna’s body gave her motivation to hit the gym when the singer tweeted a photo.
Rapper, actress, and television producer Queen Latifah stopped by the Wendy Show yesterday to touch base on a few things, from what she’s been up to, hit show ‘Single Ladies’ and more.
She also talked about whether or not she’d like to become a mother when the talk show host asked. Although she was reluctant to answer the question, she eventually said it was in God’s hands on if or when it would happen. Check out what she had to say.
Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown roll one up in the studio as they worked on new music.
Not that it’s anything new, but, it seems weed is being heavily endorsed lately by some of these artists. How about they don’t take pictures and tweet about it. Thanks.
Both Chris and Wiz are both working on new albums. Chris’ album, ‘Fortune’ is expected to be released in March. And Wiz album, ‘O.N.I.F.C’ (not sure what that means) will be released sometime this year.
The official video for Estelle‘s “Thank You” has finally made its debut. The touching song and video is about a woman in love with a man has cheated in their relationship. After experiencing the heartache she decides to leaves but is thankful for the lessons learned in the relationship.
There’s no denying, Michelle Williams is smokingly beautiful. The actress covers the February issue of GQ magazine and even opens up about her childhood, catching the acting bug, and the deceased actor and father of her daughter Matilda, Heath Ledger.
Williams is also nominated for two Oscar awards for her role in current film. My Week With Marilyn. Here’s a bit of what she had to say.
Williams on her education and how she ended up being home-schooled (a better fit with her acting work):
Her last formal school was Santa Fe Christian in San Diego; later its principal would denounce Williams after she appeared in Brokeback Mountain. (“Michelle doesn’t represent the values of this institution,” he said. “She made the kinds of choices of which we wouldn’t approve.”) “It didn’t really bother me,” she says, when I allude to this.
No twinge, I ask, when you suddenly found out that you’d been living a sinful, artistic career?
“It wasn’t any surprise to me,” she says. “I knew. I remember my mother saying to me at one point, ‘Just don’t make anything your grandmother couldn’t see.’ And at that point I knew I was living a sinful artistic career, because I had done, and I knew I would do.”