Friday, August 28, 2009

Rihanna graces the cover of Vogue Italia

The above issue is due for release in September 2009, and reminds readers how daring Rihanna's looks can be.

Don't you think it's time that Rihanna has graced the cover of more magazines??


Kim Kardashian looks totally different!

Besides the fact that she dyed her hair, Kim Kardashian without make-up doesn't look like Kim Kardarshian. She looks like she's been through some things, but nonetheless, she's still beautiful.

On August 28, the star was snapped while taking an early morning workout in Los Angeles.

...Did this photo take you by surprise, or was it just me?

Photo via Celebrity Gossip

"Forever" -- Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem


I think Eminem's verse is the best, but I'll let the listeners be the judges.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chris Brown speaks to Larry King

On August 26, Chris Brown's first public interview since his altercation with Rihanna (February), was recorded in Los Angeles on Larry King Live.

It is reported that Brown's mother, Joyce Hawkins, became emotional during the interview and, at points, shed a few tears. Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, was also present during the interview.

The entire show will air on Wednesday, September 2. Chris Brown received 6 months of community service and 5 years probation on Tuesday, August 25, 3 weeks after the original sentencing was to take place. The state of Virginia, where Brown will be stationed, had failed to contact the LA court house on whether Brown's sentence could be carried out. Judge Patricia Schnegg originally postponed the court date to August 27, but for unknown reasons, the sentencing was moved to August 25.

Brown is reported to commence his duties within the next few weeks.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"She Don't Wanna Man" VIDEO -- Asher Roth feat. Keri Hilson


Asher Roth is like a college version of Eminem---he's Caucasian and cocky, but appeals to a younger audience.

Any song featuring Keri Hilson is instantly hot, so Way to Go, Asher Roth!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Jon Gosselin wishes for normalcy

Despite his trips to Europe and dates with random women, Jon Gosselin wishes he had never become famous. The father of 8 stated in an interview (with an unknown source) that, "I wish I had a 9 to 5 job instead of the nightmare I'm living. ...I don't even want to do taping for the show anymore."**

Whether this truth or rumor is only known to Jon, but the newly single father is making promotional appearances, at various venues, to support his two homes and 8 children.

In summary, I believe the Gosselin family experienced fame too fast. They became a national frenzy overnight and were not aware of the stings that come with celebrity. Although both Kate and Jon can now provide for their children separately, their 10-year marriage has ended---an idea that their children have yet to comprehend.

All in all, I applaud Jon for moving on and Kate for protecting her children. A wise woman once told me a phrase that relates to life and stability: "Excessive fame should be lived by those that have nothing to lose." If the Gosselins had knew this, the only nightmare they would experience is cleaning the house after dinner.


Rihanna's Night in NYC

On August 24, Rihanna visited her favorite restaurant in New York City, Da Silvano.

The star is staying in New York to record songs for her new album. According to, the album is due for release in December 2009.


Rihanna in NY, recording for new album

As fans anxiously await the comeback of the Barbadian star, Rihanna aims to do more than is expected.

Her upcoming disc is rumored for release in December 2009 and will feature an all-star ensemble, including Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z, Kanye West, SouljaBoy, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Tedder (singer and songwriter of OneRepublic).

On August 23, the star was headed to a studio in New York. Although the recording session was not a paparazzi affair, the diva could not help but dress for the occasion. Rihanna wore a pair of sheer, black pants; a lightweight, cream-colored top; completed with a pair of animal-print, Gladiator sandals.

As fans will note, Rihanna never fails to please, whether it be the music industry or heads of fashion.

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Michael Jackson's cause of death is Homicide


I have no correspondence. I only hope that the Jackson family may now mourn Michael and move on with their lives.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Gwen Stefani and little Zuma

She looks fab to be in her 40s, and Zuma couldn't look any more like his mother.

Gwen and Zuma were snapped while shopping in Beverly Hills, on August 22nd. On their shopping list included supplies for Zuma's first birthday celebration.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Weird, I Know....

I got a low cut.
Look like a boy, on the side
but a long string of curls
or a mohawk
will hang from the front.

I like graphic tees
and tight jeans.
I got a Transformers shirt,
A shirt that says "Wifey,"
and a plaid tee that's faded.

My toes are bright;
My nails are long;
My converses can fill an entire closet.

I'm weird!
I know this.
I love this.
...It might be a fad
but fuck it
I like.
You talkin' trash
is not hurtin' me
'cause I'm not
doin' this
to please you.
So whatever satisfaction
you got
from trashin' me
is bull
and you're trash
for sayin' it.

I've may have
changed my look
since graduation
your mentality
sure hasn't.

Christina Ricci looks Fabulous!!

Remember the mean little girl from The Addams Family movies? Co-starred in Monster with Charlize Theron? Recently starred in the film adaption of Speed Racer?

Well, our little "Wednesday" is all grown up. The star was snapped sporting a sexy, short red dress at the Inglourious Basterds premiere in Hollywood.

A far cry from those pigtails and jumper from The Addams Family, right??


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chris Brown and Keri Hilson in LA

On August 19, Chris Brown was snapped mingling with celebrities---such as Keri Hilson, Monica, and Omarion---while rehearsing for a music video in Los Angeles.

Don't expect to see to much of Brown, though. The singer is scheduled to appear in court on August 27 to commence his sentence for assaulting Rihanna. He will be stationed in Virginia to perform 6 months of community service and 5 years probation. Brown was ordered to stay 50 yards from Rihanna in all occasions except music events, in which the order is limited to 10 yards. Brown is also ordered to return to California every 90 days for counseling.


"Run This Town" VIDEO


Rihanna: Excellent job!!

Kanye: The usual.

Jay-Z: Nice

All in all, the video didn't disappoint me. If Jay-Z was into it a little bit more, it'd been dope, but he is who he is, and doesn't have to impress.

I rate this video a 4 out of 5 (5 being the highest).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Number One Sex" - R. Kelly feat. Keri Hilson


R. Kelly cut his hair!!!

On to business ---->> "Number One Sex" is hot, its video is hot and Miss Keri looks amazing!!

Only drawback: Where's the sex scene?? **sobs**

Julian Smith: YouTube Sensation on the Rise

This guy is a genius! Julian Smith has the power to post anything on YouTube and get thousands of views solely because he has this amazing camera and tends to act incredibly goofy while it's in his hands. Watch the video (above) to see what I mean.

His most popular video to date is "25 Things I Hate about Facebook," a video that depicts everyone's love/hate relationship with the social networking site. Click HERE to watch this parody!

Julian normally posts a video every Friday, but is currently working on a new project, which you can view by clicking HERE. Hence, his videos are less frequent...but are still awesome!

Subscribe to his YouTube channel and don't forget to visit for a "centralized location" of everything Julian.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sudden Illness causes Lil Wayne to cancel tour stops in Canada

Two concert stops for the America's Most Wanted tour have been canceled. According to the venue in Vancouver, the August 17 show was canceled for unknown reasons, with a similar notification for August 18's venue in Edmonton via Ticketmaster.**

On August 18, a statement was released on behalf of Lil Wayne, suggesting that "due to illness, [Lil Wayne] was advised by his doctors to cancel the Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival tour stops in Western Canada."**

The Monday show was canceled merely minutes before the doors were to open. SouljaBoy, a guest on the tour, admitted via Twitter that two shows had been canceled and that he would head to California until the show's re-commencement.

Lil Wayne's reps have stated that the show will continue with the next scheduled performance after Edmonton.**


August 29: Jackson to be buried at Forest Lawn

Two months after his sudden collapse and death, the late King of Pop will be buried on August 29, on what would have been his 51st birthday.

The Jackson family is not releasing much detail, but on August 18, a spokesman announced that Jackson will be buried at Forest Lawn-Glendale in California.

Jackson's father told New York Daily News, a day before the official announcement was made, that his son would be buried on August 29.**

The location of Jackson's burial--the Holly Terrace within the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn--is said to feature replicas of paintings by Michelangelo and was noted by Time Magazine as the "New World's Westminster Abbey."***


Monday, August 17, 2009

Rihanna: Dinner in Santa Monica

My idol looks fabulous as she attends dinner with the family in Santa Monica.

I would say she's enjoying her last days of the Summer, but with the Jay Leno performance and an album in the works, she'll always have a reason to celebrate.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rihanna's Style: What many are scared to wear

This is why she's my style icon! Her hair looks fabulous, her sunglasses ROCK, and the jewelry accentuates the sunglasses so perfectly. ...Of course, whatever she wears an outfit is sure to be stunning!

Some say her style is over the top, but at this Rocawear event in mid-August (New York), Rihanna couldn't have looked better!


Brad Pitt plays a Tarantino character?? ...Nice!!

The plot, imagery, and characters of a Quentin Tarantino film are mindblowing--with enough vulgarity and blood to last you a lifetime. Tarantino fans do not mind his "overdoses" because such a story is told with characters so attentive that it all fits together beautifully.

Despite his casts of actors from all fields, many moviegoers doubted that Tarantino would ask the "Sexiest Man Alive" to play a Jewish-American basterd with an incentive to kill Hitler during WWII! To disapprove such thoughts, the infamous director cast Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt as the star of his highly anticipated film, Inglourious Basterds.

The film is set for release on August 21, 2009. One of Tarantino's first films, Pulp Fiction, won a Academy Award and if Pitt's performance is as defying a critics suggest, 2010 could be Pitt's year as Best Actor.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

"Changed Man" -- Chris Brown's apology song??


As many bloggers have suggested, Chris Brown has released an "apology" song. Some say the song is old, including Brown's rep, but how is it that none of the videos [featuring the song on YouTube] were not posted until August 14th??

I'll leave all judgments to the readers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dear Vanessa Hudgens...Pete Wentz has some advice for you

Vanessa Hudgens, the beautiful star of Disney's High School Musical, has found herself naked on the Internet...again. These type of photos seem to be required by rising stars, but not many have made this "mistake" twice.

As Disney keeps a hush-hush on Hudgens' status, Pete Wentz, bassist of Fall Out Boy, has decided to give Hudgens advice, whom found himself in a similar incident in 2006.

In an interview with MTV News, Pete Wentz stated, "Well, I handled it [Wentz' scandal] pretty terribly for the first 48 hours. I mean, I quit my band and everything. But then what I realized is that it's not the worst thing on the planet that's ever gonna happen."**

As any good parent would suggest--Wentz and Ashlee Simpson have a child together--the bassist admitted, "[I] realized that the best way to not have pictures on the Internet is to never take the pictures at all, and then made fun of it. ...We made fun of it in the 'Arms Race' video. And just get over it."**

Hopefully, Hudgens will heed Wentz's advice and not take additional photos. She could be dropped from future work with Disney, but being that she has contracts with Ecko Red and more, I think she'll do just fine.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FINALLY!! More photos from the "Run This Town" video shoot

Courtesy of, the last of the leaked photos from the Run This Town shoot are available. Amber Rose makes an appearance, as well, and adds to the dark, crime-filled theme of the soon-to-be released video.

From the look of these shots, I might care more about the video than the song, itself.

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Run This Town: Jay-Z & Kanye as Rihanna's protection?

Another leaked photo (above) has surfaced from the "Run This Town" video.

One blog stated that this is Rihanna's new protection due to the Chris Brown incident in February, but because Rihanna, Jay-Z and Kanye: 1) have a smash hit from Jay-Z's upcoming album "The Blueprint 3", and 2) are currently filming its video, I would say that the rumor is false.

I tell ya...bloggers will say anything to get your attention. **sigh**


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Rihanna: Flawless

Rihanna...her style is untouchable!


Rihanna, Jay-Z & Kanye: "Run This Town" Pic

This is leaked picture from the filming of the "Run This Town" video.

Rihanna, Jay-Z and Kanye are scheduled to perform on the premiere of Jay Leno's prime-time debut, "The Jay Leno Show," on NBC on September 14th.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Chris Brown's sentencing is postponed

Judge Patricia Schnegg wants to make sure that Chris Brown serves the sentence she intended. Due to lack of response from Virginia officials, whom would finalize the resources for Brown's sentencing, the hearing scheduled for August 5 has been pushed back to August 27. Judge Schnegg previously ruled that Brown would perform labor, not just community service, in addition to weekly counseling and 5 years probation.

The defintion of "community labor service" varies from state to state, and although some officials in Virginia guarantee that Brown's service would be labor, Schnegg will not proceed with sentencing until word from Virginia is received.**


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shakira: Beautiful in Paris

On August 4, Shakira spent some down-time in Paris, following a photo shoot to promote her new album, "She Wolf."

Despite the album's strong sexual content, Shakira suggests that sometime after the album release and tour, she would like to start a family. The international star stated, "I have a strong desire to be a mother and to have a baby. I think it’s about time! ...I think after this tour we are going to start working on it."**

Shakira's new album "She Wolf," including collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Wyclef Jean, is due for release in October 2009.


Drake makes a Special Appearance at Young Money tour in Toronto

Throughout his mixtape, Drake constantly mentions his hometown and how whatever he's doing, he's doing it for them. As many female fans know, Drake never disappoints.

The rising star returned to the America's Most Wanted tour to perform in his hometown of Toronto, after resting-up for a few days from a re-injured knee. Most of his performance required him to lean and/or sit on a stool, but the triple-threat felt he could not diappoint his biggest fanbase.

Although some bloggers condemn Lil Wayne for not aiding Drake after his July 31st accident (on stage), Drake knighted Wayne as the "greatest entertainer he ever saw."** The two artists walked off the stage together--Drake accompanied with a cane.**

There is no word to whether Drake will continue the tour.


Chris Brown to be Sentenced

Two months after pleading guilty to the Rihanna assault, Chris Brown is scheduled for sentencing on August 5th. The singer is expected to receive six months of community service and five years probation in Virginia.

Rihanna was not in court when Brown pleaded guilty, and will not be in court for the August 5th hearing, according to the Associated Press. Donald Etra, Rihanna's lawyer, suggested a "stay away" order in which the former couple could not speak or be within fifty yards of each other (10 yards during music events) for the next 5 years. It is reported that Etra will ask the former be replaced by an order that prohibits Brown from "harassing, annoying, or molesting Rihanna."**

Brown is ordered to return to California every 90 days, attend counseling and pay multiple fines.**

Rihanna reportedly disapproved of the "stay away" order and has asked for a lighter sentence. Judge Patricia Schnegg has asked for a record of Brown's improvements since the guilty plea and has warned the singer of the "substantial scrutiny" he will face.**


Viva la Nelly (Furtado)

Nelly Furtado looked gorgeous in black as she performed before a live crowd in Mexico. On August 3rd, Furtado discussed her new album with fans, announcing that the new release will solely be in Spanish.

The multilingual songstress has sung in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, since her arrival on the scene in 2000, but has pledged attention to each of her audiences, individually.

In an interview with the press, Furtado stated, "I love being a world artist.... The Spanish project is just my next step to get to [being] 80 years old onstage, singing something. This is my next step in the puzzle.”** The scheduled release date for Nelly Furtado's new album, "Mi Plan," is September 15th.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Katy Perry: Hot in her own Right

Katy Perry is my 2nd favorite icon of 2009. Although she recently hit world-fame with her album "One of the Boys," Katy Perry was formerly a Gospel singer, due to her faith-based family. Despite titles, such as "I Kissed a Girl" and "Waking Up in Vegas," the star has tattooed "Jesus" on her left wrist. She stated in an interview with Barbara Walters that when she's playing the cords to those controversial songs, she can always look at her wrist to remind her of her Maker.

If you've heard the album, you know that her voice is know that her lyrics are outstanding. ...Did I mention that her fashion taste is AWESOME (Note: the above picture)?!

I admire people that aren't afraid to wear their true colors, and that is why Rihanna and Katy Perry are my icons of 2009.

**Note: I don't have an article related to my stance of Rihanna as an icon, but glance through the dozens of Rihanna articles on this blog, and you'll see why I love what she does.


Rihanna's Return from the Hamptons

I don't agree with her hairstyle, or the huge gold chains, but I admire Rihanna's look. I was one of the many females to cut their hair, following Rihanna's trend, allowing a generation of females to embrace a style that was somewhat frowned-upon.

That being said, I just wanna say: THANKX RiRi!! You go, girl!!

**Update: Rihanna just flew back from the Hamptons to NY via helicopter, so her hairstyle on August 3rd is excused. :-)


Monday, August 3, 2009

Lil Wayne asks Chris Brown to replace Drake in VA

Lil Wayne lent Chris Brown a helping hand, by asking him to fill Drake's spot on his record-setting tour, "America's Most Wanted." On August 2nd in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Chris Brown sang Drake's verse in "Every Girl," after Drake was forced to leave the tour on July 31st (he re-injured his knee at the Camden, NJ, performance).

This was Brown's first live performance since assaulting Rihanna in February. Brown gave a tribute to Michael Jackson, to the background of "Billie Jean," and was even knighted "the new Michael" by head-liner Lil Wayne.**

When asked about Chris Brown's performance, Lil Wayne responded (via email to MTV News), "U kno I had to show him sum luv."**