Halle Berry NOT Engaged?!

We might have spoken too soon. Reps for actress Halle Berry are now rebutting rumors she is engaged to boyfriend Olivier Martinez.

Yesterday, multiple news sources reported the actress had become engaged over the holidays after being spotted wearing an emerald-and-diamond ring.

Sources close to the actress are now saying that although the ring was, in fact, from Olivier it was not a meant as a proposal. The ring is actually a gift and the couple remain in a “committed relationship”. As for whether the couple could become engaged, the source revealed it’s still possible.

We’ll keep you posted.

*Just a tidbit*: Today marks Olivier’s 47th birthday. Happy birthday!!

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Chris Brown Releases ‘Fortune’ Album Photo Shoot

A few days ago, Chris Brown released the first promo shot of his pending ‘Fortune’ album release. He has been very busy working with various producers/writers to make it his best album to date. It will be his 5th studio album and is expected to be released sometime in March. Can’t wait to here it!

What do you think of the artwork?

Unfortunately, this photo has prompted PETA to make a complaint against the artist and the cruelty of animals. Not sure if they fur is real but it wouldn’t be like PETA to miss an opportunity to bash a celebrity they suspect of wearing real fur.

Halle Berry Gets Engaged!

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Halle Berry, 45, has become engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez, 46. The couple dated for a over a year after meeting on the set of film ‘Dark Tide’ in 2010.

Although the actress said she’d never get married again, after a very painful and messy divorce from singer Eric Bonet in 2005, she seems to have found love again.

According to Us Weekly, Martinez proposed, over the holidays, with an emerald-and-diamond ring from Gurhan confirms a store rep.

Halle’s has had two failed marriages, her first with former baseball player David Justice in 1997, after only four years of marriage, and her second to Bonet in 2001. The marriage ended in 2003 after discovering Bonet had cheated. The multiple affairs was made public and the couple’s divorce became finalized in 2005. Halle then revealed during an interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey that she would never marry again.

Although those marriages didn’t produce any children, Berry did, however, have a daughter, Nahla, 3, with model Gabriel Aubry after dating for nearly five years.

A source tells Us she “had given up on being married, but she trusts Olivier. He makes her feel safe. He’s a keeper!”

We wish you the best Halle and congrats!

Nicki Minaj To Launch Own Fashion Line

Not that we should be surprised, but Nicki Minaj may be gearing up to debut her very own fashion line. That’s so, according to manager Cortex Bryant during a recent phone interview.

Just last year, the “Super Bass” rapper partnered with MAC Cosmetics to release a limited edition, Pink Lipstick, in conjunction with her debut album ‘Pink Friday’. She also has a nail polish collection with OPI set for release later this month and will be sold exclusively at Sephora.

Sounds like Nicki’s is determined to transform all of us into “Barbz”. In fact, this may have been the pop star’s plan all along. According to a recent New York Times article, just before taking the entertainment industry by storm, the rapper was making her own costumes in her basement; many of which she made by hand.

It’ll be interesting to see just how Nicki can make her fashion trends viable to that of the everyday woman? Or maybe she should stick to making costumes for special occasions.

Are you looking forward to Minaj’s collection?

For more on this story head over to Popular Critic

(Photo: MTV News)

Rihanna Confirms Next Single, ‘Talk That Talk’ Feat. Jay Z

After conducting a twitter survey on which song to choose for her second single a couple weeks back, Rihanna has made her decision.

She tweeted, #TALKthatTALK love u guys! Been missin u lockerz.com/s/173430736 , with a link to the above photo.

Personally, this wouldn’t have been my pick. “Where Have You Been” seems to be a fan favorite and I couldn’t agree more. But, “Talk That Talk” may have been the smart choice with the assistance of Jigga Man himself. Not surprising, considering, the single has been on heavy rotation on a number of radio stations already. It may even garner her yet another #1 single. Honestly, this album is her best one yet and there are a number of songs that could have made the cut.

For the complete track listing to check out the singles, head over to Rihanna’s VEVO channel, HERE!!!

Interestingly enough, she has just surpassed Lady Gaga as the “YouTube Queen” with the most views for a single artist. Earlier in the week, it was also announced that she is the top selling digital artist ever, with 47,571,000 singles sold to date! That Rihanna reign just won’t let up. Can’t wait to see what else the singer has in store. Congrats Rih Rih!

[Official Video] Tyga: “Rack City”

Tyga might have just gotten arrested for a traffic violation but his latest single “Rack City” is doing quite well. And racks he has, he made bail the same day! Now check out the official video for the new single.

By the way, here’s a funny video clip of a grandson and his grandmother’s own rendition of the single. Grandma is getting down! Too funny.

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[Recap] ‘Love & Hip Hop 2′: Chrissy vs. Yandy

Once again, last night’s episode of Vh1′s ‘Love & Hip Hop’ did not disappoint! Although they had problems in the past Chrissy and Yandy‘s differences reached a boiling point when the ladies were on the verge of duking it out.

After landing in Miami the ladies decide to enjoy a night out on the town. Chrissy, Emily, Olivia and Teairra were a bit surprised when Yandy showed up to the same event with Erica and Kimbella in toe. After all, these two had just had their own brutal throw down. While Teairra and Olivia try to get the details Chrissy becomes upset that Yandy is purposely ignoring her after their recent issues. In fact, Chrissy feels Yandy has once again crossed the line with her relationship with her rapper fiance Jim Jones, mixing business with pleasure. Yandy decides she’d rather ignore her and Chrissy becomes irate. Check it out.

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Rapper Tyga Gets Arrested In Vegas!

Rapper Tyga, real name Michael Stevenson, is the latest rapper to be arrested. He was booked and taken to jail in Las Vegas over the weekend after cops discovered he had an active warrant out for his arrest.

Best known for his collaboration on Chris Brown‘s “Deuces” and recent single “Rack City”, the 22 year old was initially pulled over on a routine traffic citation, but cops discovered the 4 other warrants stemming from previous traffic violations.

According to KSNV in Nevada, Tyga’s prior issues include driving without a license, registration violations and unlawful acts of financial responsibility.

He was then taken to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked and placed behind bars. He was released the next day after making bail.

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[New Music] Amber Rose: “Fame” Feat. Wiz Khalifa

A few days ago we told you Amber Rose was getting ready to release her first single, “Fame”, via Perez Hilton and now it’s here!

The single, which features Amber’s rapper boyfriend Wiz Khalifa, made its debut early this morning and I think it’s actually pretty good.

See for yourselves.

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Beyonce And Jay Z Releases Official Statement About Baby Blue!


It’s all about baby Blue! And her parents are over the moon. Despite earlier reports that Beyonce had had a c-section the couple would like you to know it was all natural.

In an official statement to the press, Jay Z and Beyonce says,

“Hello Hello Baby Blue! “We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.

“We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support. Beyonce & Jay-Z.”

How adorable. Their joy screams through this letter, so happy for them.

Jay Z also released a song dedicated to his daughter late yesterday afternoon, revealing that he and his wife had experienced a heart breaking miscarriage.

Happy they are able to put the tragedy pass them with the birth of baby Blue. Congrats!

Snoop Gets Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Some things never change. Snoop was arrested, again, for marijuana possession! This time, the rapper was arrested in Texas over the weekend after a police dog sniffed his tour bus, at border patrol check point in Sierra Blanca, and found marijuana.

TMZ has learned, a red prescription bottle with several joints were on the bus according to agents. The bottle contained under a half-ounce of weed.

Cops say Snoop admitted the dope belonged to him.

Although Snoop has a prescription for cannabis in California, there is a zero tolerance policy for weed in Texas. He was issued a citation for misdemeanor drug possession and released. Snoop’s been arrested several times on marijuana possession; a habit he openly flaunts, perhaps, his entire rap career.

My conclusion, where he is, Snoop is already back to smoking pot.

He can resolve the entire ordeal by pay a $537 fine.

What are your thoughts? It seems the marijuana debate isn’t going anywhere. She the government legalize the drug already?