LL Cool J To Host 54th Annual Grammy Awards

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LL Cool J was just announced as this year’s 54th Annual Grammy Awards host! This is great news for the rapper turned actor, who just celebrated his 44th birthday on January 14th, by the way. In his own successful music career, he is also a two time Grammy award recipient.

“I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night,” said LL Cool J. “I will always have fond memories of my first GRAMMY Awards and to now be hosting the GRAMMY show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true. Great performances and great music — it’s gonna be a great night!”

LL has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception in December 2008.

Can’t wait to see how good of a host he’ll be come music’s biggest night.

What are your thoughts, did they get it right? Will LL be a good host?

(Source: Grammy.com)

Celebrity Twit Pics: Rihanna’s Sexy Bikini Body

Rihanna wants to give us motivation to hit the gym! She tweeted this photo with the caption, “Wake…Bake…#CAKE http://lockerz.com/s/175359524.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, Rihanna has been flaunting the fact that she burns that herb on the beaches on Hawaii while on vacay.

As if one photo wasn’t enough, she tweeted the second below.

HOT!!! That bathing suit is sexy!

Where can you get it? The bathing suit is a Norma Kamali Sheer-Panel Metallic One Shoulder Swimsuit. Price tag, $350!

Kyla Pratt Stops By The Wendy Show, Talks About Her Daughter & Boyfriend

Kyla Pratt, is making her promotional rounds. She stopped by The Wendy Show today and, once again, addressed rumors about keeping her pregnancy out of the public eye and more about her daughter’s father.

On Keeping Her Pregnancy A Secret
“I wasn’t trying to keep it a secret, I just decided I didn’t wanna announce anything. I have a lot of girlfriends in the industry who have had babies already and they deal with such negativity, whether, they were married or not married or with the guy and I just didn’t want to deal with that. And I feel like being pregnant is suppose to be the happiest time in your life.

I wasn’t hiding anything. I went to Disney Land, 8 months pregnant…I had a huge baby shower with like 200 hundred people. I was doing everything huge. It’s just that I asked people to respect my privacy and not post pictures and I’d tell the public when I felt like it. It’s my personal life [laughs].”

On Her Daughter’s Father
“He was a competitive dancer at one time but he was not a stripper. He was not butt naked and running around doing stuff like that but, of course, you know he would take his shirt off, he got a nice body, that’s my man, that’s how we do this, you know what I’m saying.

His real name is Danny. We call him KP. But he does go by Compton because he does music and he’s a tattoo artist. So ya’ll wanna know more about him, go to iamcompton.com, so go ahead check my baby out [laughs].”

She also talks about the tattoos he’s given her and more. Check it out below.

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Celebrity Birthdays: Michelle Obama, Betty White And More….

Today is a very popular day for birthdays I see. First Lady Michelle Obama turns 48 today! In honor of his wife’s birthday, President Barack Obama tweeted, “Happy Birthday to @MichelleObama! Singing is optional, but you are welcome to add a note to her birthday card: http://OFA.BO/zvzsQU“. How sweet.

Happy Birthday First Lady!

Still funny even at her age, Betty White turns 90 today! We love her!

We mentioned earlier, Muhammad Ali also celebrates a birthday today turning 70.

Other celebs who celebrate their own birthday today include Jim Carry who turns 50, actor James Earl Jones turns 81, Maury Povrich turns 73, Kid Rock is 41 and Dwayne Wade turns 30.

Happy Birthday guys!!

Happy 70th Birthday Muhammad Ali!

The champ turns 70 today! Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. celebrated his birthday, Saturday, during his party among 350 guests at his home town of Louisville, Kentucky.

In honor of his birthday the former heavy weight champion was also honored for his many charitable works around the globe. He received received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the celebration.

Happy birthday Muhammad Ali!

Kyla Pratt Speaks Motherhood, Marriage, Negative Press And More with VIBE VIXEN

Actress Kyla Pratt, back on the scene with her new role in BET’s sitcom ‘Let’s Stay Together’, revealed back in November that not only was she a mother, but that her daughter was now a beautiful 1 year old little girl she named Lyric.

Soon after her announcement, the actress received criticism and backlash for being an unwed mother and even multiple rumors began to spread of who had fathered her child. Pratt was so fed up with the negative press that she decided to address it with her own written statement to the press.

In her recent sit down with VIBE Vixen she’s taking things one step farther and is now discussing motherhood, her plans for the future with her rapper boyfriend, her new television role and the many criticism she has faced since revealing she’s a mother.

How did you get added on to the cast of Let’s Stay Together?
Some of the writers of Let’s Stay Together use to work on One on One with me. One of them hit me up on Facebook and asked me if I would be interested, and of course, I was interested. I didn’t second guess it. It was people I’ve worked with before and trust.

Tell us about your character.
My character Crystal is very young; she’s a college student. I like to call her the broke college student who likes to use her cousins as much as she can, whether it’s for laundry or a place to stay. She’s crazy and loves to have fun. Not really serious about life at the moment, but she’s trying to stay in school and live out her dreams of being a film director.

How have you evolved since you became a mother?
Girl, [laughs] no sleep, but [my baby] is my world! That’s all I think about everyday, and everything I do is just for her. I want to make sure she’s good in her future. I’m enjoying every minute of it!

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69th Annual Golden Globe Winners…

High honors went to Morgan Freeman, who received the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award for career achievement. He has had a long successful career spanning over 40 years!

Octavia Spencer took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for film ‘The Help’.

Idris Elba took home his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series/Motion Picture Made for TV for his work in the British mini-series Luther. Idris is originally from Britain with a strong British accent. He hides it will in his American films, as you may already know.

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The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Fashions

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, last night, Sunday January 15 and the stars certainly came out to play. Most importantly, the fashion!!!

Paula Patton glows in this bright yellow Monique Lhuillier gown.

Viola Davis shows off her toned legs in her burgundy Emilio Pucci gown.

Octavia Spencer glows in her lilac Tadashi Shoji gown.

And Mary looks stunning in her Michael Kors featered skirt gown.

Perhaps my most favorite look of the night, Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace. Loving the little pop of red and the clutch as a little added accessory. “Old Hollywood” glamour at its best.

Kate Beckinsale looks amazing in this Roberto Cavalli gown. Just beautiful!

And Kelly Osbourne looks sleek and glamouros in this Zac Posen dress. Her gray hair seems to be working for her here.

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Memorial

3. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights act...

Washington, DC (January 16, 2012) – On the National Mall in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering, heroic figure carved in stone. On the Broadway stage, he’s a living, breathing man who chain smokes, sips liquor and occasionally curses.

As Americans honor King’s memory 44 years after he was assassinated, the image of the slain civil rights leader is evolving.

The Memorial

The new King memorial, which opened in August in the nation’s capital, celebrates the ideals King espoused. Quotations from his speeches and writings conjure memories of his message, and a 30-foot-tall sculpture depicts King emerging as a “stone of hope” from a “mountain of despair,” a design inspired by a line of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Some gaze upon this figure in silence. Some smile and pull out cell phone cameras. Others chat about how closely the statue resembles King. And some are moved to tears.

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Rihanna Smokes A Blunt In Hawaii?!

Still in vacation mode, Rihanna is currently in Hawaii soaking up the sun and enjoying some much needed R & R . Dressed in work out gear, it looked as if she was getting ready to break a sweat. Well, not so much. The singer was spotted smoking, what looks like, marijuana!

In fact, the singer even took to twitter sending out this tweet, citing a line from Drake‘s hit song “Up All Night”.

We see you do Rihanna!

Hours before after landing on the beautiful island, the singer also tweeted the below message and photo attached.

More photos below.

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[Sneek Peak] Love & Hip Hop: Kimbella vs. Erica (Round 2)

Some things never change. Kimbella and Erica are at it again in the next episode of VH1′s hit reality show, ‘Love & Hip Hop’. As if they’re first fight wasn’t enough, the ladies stand off again once Kimbella discovers Erica has been speaking ill of her in recent interviews. Kim decides to confront Erica at her own birthday party.

And TV’s newest hated reality star Chrissy, aka the bully, decides to confront Olivia about where her loyalty lies on her issues with Jim’s former manager Yandy Smith. Olivia is placed in an uncomfortable situation on whose side she’s on and Chrissy begins to question whether Olivia is genuine in their friendship.

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