Atlanta has been ranked the best city in America to find a date in 2012, according to The Daily Beast. The brassy news site cross-referenced Census reports with earnings data to determine which locales offer those looking for love the most bang for their buck. Giving higher scores to cities that boasted the most singles with an even ratio of women to men, The Daily Beast also awarded points to municipalities over-indexing in the area of dating web site usage.
The creators of the study reasoned that urban centers with high average incomes and larger groups of singles provide the perfect mix for those looking for love in the new year. Abundant dating participants with surplus cash for coupling make Atlanta a romance haven straight out of heaven, according to the findings. The Daily Beast reports that 69 percent of Atlanta’s men are single as are 71 percent of the women. The median salary for singles in the area is $38,174.
Another key factor? The Daily Beast report places a premium on the mental and emotional health of a city’s dwellers. Called the well-being score, Atlanta received a score of 67.7.
This morning Mariah Carey took to twitter, posting the above photo, to announce husband, Nick Cannon, had been rushed to the hospital for a kidney failure. The couple, vacationing in Aspen, had a sudden change of plans when the “America’s Got Talent” host became ill. Although, Mariah says the systems are mild she asks that we keep Nick in our prayers.
She then followed up with, “Please keep Nick in your thoughts – here is a message from MC about the situation. http://mariahcarey.com/news/message-mariah-hospital-nick“ linking to her official website.
The message reads as follows,
I’ve actually never heard of these ladies before but it sounds a bit interesting. I’m not sure who, in there right mind, would agree to display their “mafia life” on television, but to each is own.
According to Ozone Magazine Gricelda Chavez, Lisa Buford, Tiffany Gloster, and Tonesa Welch (pictured left to right) started filming a reality show pilot based around the so called wives and girlfriends of the infamous drug BMF [Black Mafia Family]. Most of the nation, recently was re-acquainted with BMF, especially ‘Big Meech’ who’s currently serving over 30 years in prison for drug trafficking and running a continuing criminal enterprise, when Rick Ross released the track ‘BMF’ last year. The organization, ran by Detroit brothers Terry and Demetrius (Big Meech) Flenory had various associations in the Hip Hop community but met their fate in 2005, when over 30 members were arrested in a drug raid. The FBI believed that BMF was responsible for moving over 2,500 kilograms of cocaine a month throughout the US and prosecutors believed the organization had made over $270 million dollars.
Willow Smith is back at it, and this time she covers Kid Cudi‘s record “All Over”.
So what are your thoughts, any good?
Getting engaged for the holidays seems to be the latest trend in Hollywood. Yesterday, we announced LeBron James had proposed to longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson during their New Year’s Eve bash and now the bride has revealed her engagement ring.
The ring is a “7-carat pear-shaped center diamond with classic tapered baguette sides,” jewelry expert Michael O’Connor told Us Weekly.
James proposed at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach Saturday while their two kids, LeBron James Jr, 7, and Bryce, 4, looked on.
Aretha Franklin, 69, has become engaged to, longtime boyfriend, William “Willie” Wilkerson over the holidays according to the Associated Press.
In an official statement, the Grammy-award winning, singer says, she and Wilkerson are considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Fla and want to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht. She jokingly added, “No, I’m not pregnant.”
Ms. Franklin is also considering Vera Wang, Valentino and Donna Karen to design her dress.
This will be the third marriage for the singer, who has four children. As the saying goes, perhaps, the third time marks the charm? Congrats!
It’s been speculated for months, but in the newest episode of ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Jim Jones finally proposed to girlfriend of 7 years, Chrissy Lampkin. Rumors started to buzz that they became engaged late last year when they had been spotted at a press dinner for the show.
Chrissy, tired of Jimmy’s hesitation in moving their relationship forward and all the drama in their relationship, decided to take an all girls trip to Miami where she breaks down expressing to the ladies just how she’s been feeling. To her surprise, Jim shows up, only to surprise her with a massive engagement ring! Obviously, she said yes.
Teyana Taylor decided to start the new year off with a new single. The song features rapper Wale and it’s actually pretty good. Maybe Teyana will release that long awaited debut album this time around. Check it out.
Happy new year everyone! Now let’s see how some of your favorite celebrities brought in the new year.
She’s was spotted on the beaches of Barbados just one day before but Rihanna rang in the new year at Diddy‘s bash in Miami. She was spotted with best friend Melissa.
She tweeted, She wrote, “Me+M my#bfff http://t.co/tmof7iKB”
Chris Brown and model girlfriend Karrueche were spotted on the red carpet at Vegas’ Pure Nightclub. Now, don’t they make a cute couple. Brown also performed several songs from his F.A.M.E album to rock the crowd.
In honor of the new year, Justing Bieber and Jaden Smith has released a new single, appropriately titled, “Happy New Years”. Check it out.
What are your thoughts, hot or not?!