Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WINDOW SHOPPING: Nobody Says "Hello" to Spring/Summer Like Valentino

Cut Out Pumps $795; Bouquet d'Ete Tote $1595.00

SPOTTED: 2 Kims and a Lisa-- Average Names for Not-So-Average Chicks

Lil' Kim, Kim Kardashian, and LisaRaye Mccoy Misick outside of Queen Latifah's b-day bash. Lookin' good ladies!

SPOTTED: Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice....Without Her Stilletos?! (Gasp!)

Rarely seen outside of high-heels and a high-fashion get-up, Posh Spice is dressed down in jeans and flip flops with her three adorable Beckham boys trailing behind her. Here they are arriving in London to watch husband/father David play at Wembley stadium. She looks cute, and they are a-dor-a-ble. Hopefully, we will see this from her more often.

Monday, March 30, 2009

J-Lo Still Rockin' Tokyo

You can hate her all day long but she gets much love all around the globe, including here! Again, we lovvve herrrr! And, yes, that means you, AS Cobb!

Rapper, Trina, Reps Louis Vuitton...And, Louis Vuitton Lets Her!

We're jus' sayin!

Cover Girl Throws Queen Latifah a Royal 39th Birthday Bash

And, she deserves it!

Three More Years of "Chelsea Lately" Gets Chelsea Handler 8 Figures!

It's rumored (Variety magazine says so) that bad girl talk show host Chelsea Handler just inked an 8-figure deal (that's in the range of 10's of millions) with Comcast Entertainment for 3 more years of her E! late-night talk show, "Chelsea Lately". Word is her ratings beat out those of the other late night guys in the 18-34 year old market, making her top-dog with advertisers. We're sure the fact that her live-in boyfriend, Comcast Entertainment's President & CEO Ted Harbert is only the icing on the cake and not the ingredients of it. You go, Girl!

SPOTTED: Fergie, No Less Than Ab-Fab!

SPOTTED: Our Favorite Hot Couple

Hamin' it up in Vegas...

Goo-Goo over Gaga!

Angelina Jolie... the Picture Says a Thousand Words

But only one word is necessary: HOT! Here is Angelina Jolie on the cover of Digital Photographer April 2009 issue.

T-Pain in Major Pain after Golf Cart Accident, Loses 4 Gold Teeth

Yup, you read it right. T-Pain has reportedly lost four of his teeth in a golf cart accident. Ouch! Blame on the A-a-a-a-ca-al-cohol?

Erykah Badu is Back!

It's Badu time, Peeps! Her Badness Badu is pic'd here gettin' her post-pregnancy performance on at the 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens event in Miami. Not bad just after kid #3!

Photo via Johnny Nunez/Wire Image/ATLNightSpots

Audrina Patridge: From the Hills Straight to the Bank

Audrina is doin' the most with her 15 minutes. Here she is as the new face for the Divine Rights of Denim. Work is girlfriend *snap, snap*, we are not mad!

SPOTTED: Halle & Nahla Out and About

Soooo adorable!

Giselle Bundchen Does Vanity Fair. Says Tom Brady's Son is 100% Hers...Even Though He's Not. And She's Never Met the Baby's Mama...WTF?

If you don't know the drama behind Tom Brady and his Baby's mama actress, Bridget Moynahan, there's plenty of it. The Recap: Basically, he broke up with her during their 3 year relationship and very shortly thereafter starting dating Giselle. Two months into Tom and Giselle's relationship, Bridget announced that she was pregnant. I'm guessing Bridget probably thought this news would reel him back in, but, um, it didn't. He continued his relationship, very publicly, with Giselle and Bridget wasn't happy.

Genuine's Last Chance? You Be the Judge!

Ok, Peeps. We previously questioned whether or not Guinine should make a come back based on some behind the scene shots of his newest video for his single, "Last Chance". Well the video has debuted and it's not so bad. Not spectacular...but not bad at all. What do you think?

vid clip via Black Music First/ http://www.dailymotion.com/BlakMusicFirst

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Obama Requests that Rick Wagoner, CEO of GM, Resign...and He Did!

GM's CEO of 8 years, Rick Wagoner, asked to resign by President Obama, and he does just that. Obama most likely put his foot on Wagoner's post because Wagoner has been criticized for not doing enough to slash debt and cut costs, per his agreement with the government upon receiving federal financial assistance. Interestingly, Obama to announce next steps to help GM and Chrysler tomorrow. Not a good look for Wagoner...hopefully GM will benefit in the long-run!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Why??? Because she's fantabulous! If you don't know her work, look her up: "Eve's Bayou", was her on screen debut (way back in the day), and "The Debaters" was her most recent alongside Denzel(awesome flick, btw). We follow her on Twitter (and we're pretty sure it's really her) and though she's not a big Tweeter, she's doing great things. Like what, you ask? Well, like "still writing a speech for Oprah's Academy visit today", and "getting ready to leave for a dinner I'm guest of honor at...The Conul General is hosting me" and "reading report on young men and the construction of masculinity n sub saharan africa". Though these were things she listed that she was supposed to be doing instead of Twittering, we're sure she got them all handled proper-like. Bottom line: We looovvve Herrrrr!

You can follow her too @jurneesmollett

pic lifted from Jurnee's Twitter page


Tonight, from 8:30pm - 9:30pm, no matter your timezone, city municipalities and citizens across the globe are participating in Earth Hour, organized by WorldWide Wildlife Foundation France to show support in the fight against climate change. This means all electricity is off, yes, even the TV. Come'on, it's only an hour! Let's do it!

VIDEO/SPOTTED: Rihanna Hits L.A.'s Bar Delux...

Last Thursday night RiRi hit the club and the papz went wild, as usual. How mad is this??? Watch the mayhem unfold-- coming and going.

VIDEO: PRINCE Rocks Out on Leno!

For 3 straight nights Prince performed on Leno to showcase songs from his new 3-CD Set, "LotusFlow3r"(available only at Target), which debuts March 29th. This was the first night's performance of the three. He got real political in this piece, "Ol' Skool Company" saying such things as, "the White House is now the Black House" and referencing AIG's bailout,which we love. We don't get Prince very often, so enjoy!

vid clip via You Tube


Hey Peeps! As an update to a previous Twitter post, we have found the true stats on the company. AND, You Tube has gone TwitterNuts like the rest of the globe and has added a Twitter button to their share links. Just and FYI for all of you Tweet-Happy Twitterers... and eggheads like moi. :D Also, there is an article in today's NY Times, which discusses how may celebrity twitterers are actually using ghost twitterers, but we could have guessed that. Some of them are soooo obvious. Company stats are below. Now, TwitterOn...
Twitter, founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006 (launched publicly in July 2006), is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to post their latest updates. An update is limited by 140 characters and can be posted through three methods: web form, text message, or instant message. The company has been busy adding features to the product like Gmail import and search. They recently launched a new site section called “Explore” for external and third party tools that interact with Twitter and a new visualization tool called Twitter Blocks. The service was started by Obvious Corp, who also started Odeo. In April 2008 Twitter launched Twitter Japan in partnership with Digital Garage.

6/23/08 — Hires Rudy Winnacker and John Adams, two new Operation Engineers 6
6/9/08 — Survives iPhone 3G Stevenote 7
6/9/08 — Twitter partners with Summize to cover Apple news. 8
5/28/08 — Launches a status blog to communicate to users better about issues with the service. 9
5/7/08 — Twitter Starts Blacklisting Spammers 10
4/24/08 — VP Lee Mighdoll Leaves Twitter 11
4/23/08 — Chief Architect Blaine Cook Leaves Twitter 12
4/22/08 — Twitter Japan Launches 13
4/16/08 — Twitter helps bust American man out of Egyptian jail 14
7/15/06 — Twitter Launches 15
3/21/06 — First Twitter 16

Article in the trunk: (or click title post)

VIDEO: The Lakers Finally Take the Pistons in Their Own Palace

It could have gone either way from the looks of things until the Lakers put their foot on the competition in the third quarter. When it was all said and done, alas, The Lakers took their first win against the Pistons at The Palace since January 8, 2002. This is huge for The Lakers! And, Kobe was all smiles for a change as he left the venue: "It feels good to finally walk out of here with a win,'' said Bryant, who helped Los Angeles score the last 20 points of the third quarter, which helped them to surge ahead for a final score of 92-77. Gooooo Lakers!!!

VIDEO: Obama Puts a Lid on Pot

Obama says a big fat Hell to the NO to legalizing weed as a way to grow the economy. For those of you who indulge, enjoy your tax free weed while you can! :D

vid clip via You Tube

Thursday, March 26, 2009

PRE-WEEKEND BOOGIE: Straight From China! Let's Goooo!!!!!

Yay! It's almost the weekend! Let's boogie, ya'll! We love how hip hop has transcended the globe, so this week's pre-weekend boogie comes all the way from China. They're gettin' it too, but we immediately gave it to the dude who went 2nd. No doubt.

vid via You Tube

VIDEO: The Real Housewives of NYC-- The Claws Are Out in Full Effect and We Love It! Btw, Team Bethany All the Way!

O.M.G. So, have you been watching "The Real Housewives of NYC?" I know we're a few days late but it took us a minute to wrap our heads around it all. And, here we thought it would be Alex and Simon stirrin' up all the ish. Though they do serve up a little ish a la cart as usual, it was certainly not anything near Bethenny and Kelly's ish storm. No rap-up here. No time for all of that. If you haven't been watching, go to www.bravotv.com (or click the post title) to catch up and then get onboard with a quickness. If you are watching, then you know like we do that Kelly (don't know her last name and refuse give her the energy, let's call her Kelly Famewhoretwit for shits and giggles) is a straight biyatch and doesn't deserve to breathe the same air as our Bethenny. Period. Yea, we know Bethenny has issues but who doesn't. At least she's real with hers. Either way, whether you've been tuning in or not, get a sneak peak of next week by watching the vid. This clip alone will show you Kelly's inner-ugly. Next week? Can't wait.

vid clip via www.bravotv.com

UPDATE: Dame Dash Speaks Out About Downfall. Blames Helping Others. His Lawyer Tells Us the Real Story.

Boy oh boy oh boy. Dame Dash doesn't doesn't quit when it comes to his arrogance and ego driven bravado. In response to the latest press reports about his personal problems, Dame simply says: "My mistake was watching everybody else's career and not watching mine." (he says a little more...blames his attention to the careers of Rachel Roy and Jim Jones, yea whatever man.) But his former attorney (1991-1997), Combat Jack (per his blog) says other wise:

I confess, when it comes to Damon Dash, I set my watch like 13 years ago, waiting to see when shit like this would happen to him. Not outta hate though, not outta jealousy even, shit I owe dude for helping me in building my business, in helping me to establish a solid reputation in the game, in becoming the person that I am today. The reason I set my watch is because I've seen him humiliate and disgrace so many people, throw so many souls under the proverbial bus that even then, I knew that the shit he's publicly suffering through now was coming, inevitable, only a matter of time. I seen it coming years ago. Only because karma can be a mean bitch, and she is mos def getting it in on dude.

Combat Jack breaks down the whole timeline starting with Dash's start in the music biz, his relationship with JayZ, how Fox-Boogie saved Jay's then flailing career, the whole nine. Oh, and he goes into more about Dame's organic asshole'dness, which is fab. It's a truly awesome blogpost that I highly suggest reading if you are any kind of hip hop/rap fan. Click the post title to get there. Please come back when you're done though. Promise? Ok, cool. :D

Article in the trunk:

VIDEO: IN WHITE HOUSE NEWS: President Obama Smacks Down CNN's Ed Henry. Keith Olberman Mocks Him.

If you don't know, now you know! Keith Olberman is the man when it comes to defending "The Left" on his MSNBC smash news show, "Countdown with Keith Olberman". Watch here as he mocks CNN's Ed Henry after he was humiliated by President Obama during a Q&A at a White House press conference. Henry tried to unsettle Obama and throw him a curve ball but struck out instead.
: On AIG, why did you wait -- why did you wait days to come out and express that outrage? It seems like the action is coming out of New York and the Attorney General's Office. It took you days to come public with Secretary Geithner and say, look, we're outraged. Why did it take so long?
OBAMA: It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak, you know? (Laughter.)

Ha! The egghead thought he was doing something but got sooo molded! Lol! Aside, The President had lots of great answers during the press conference. Read the entire transcript by clicking the post title. And, you probably won't unless you're an egghead like moi. :D

Article in the trunk: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/03/25/politics/100days/main4891818.shtml
video via You Tube by way of www.Huffingtonpost.com

RiRi's Gun-Happy

Check the strategically placed guns inked on Lil' Miss RiRi's upper torso. Whatever distractions she needs to stay focused on herself are fine by us! What? She's not hurting anyone, is she? (Not yet, at least. Our boy better watch out. There could be more to this seemingly sudden gun obsession.) Who knows? The tattoos my be just the therapy she needs. It could be worse. But we're sure she won't go too crazy and go messin' with those Cover Girl stacks!

American Idol: Do We Care?

Not Really. But if we must show a little interest, Adam's our winning pick.

We dig Lil' Rounds too, but right now we are lovin' Adam. He has chops, sex appeal, he's edgy, and has an "IT" factor that means serious business.

See you at the Finale!

In the Real World: Joblessness Claims Reach Record Heights

From Huffingtonpost.com:
WASHINGTON — For a 10th straight week, the number of people who are continuing to claim jobless benefits increased, fresh evidence that the labor market remains weak despite other hopeful signs that the recession may have bottomed out.

New claims for unemployment benefits last week rose to a seasonally adjusted 652,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 644,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The total number of people claiming benefits jumped to 5.56 million, worse than economists' projections of 5.48 million, a ninth straight record and the highest total on records dating back to 1967.

Advice to those working: First & foremost, Be Grateful! Next: Stay ahead of the game. Go above and beyond the call of duty-- or in other words, do more than what's expected of you. Triple check your work. Be early or, at least on time, each and every day. Don't take days off; Do your best to schedule appointments around your work schedule. . It's no joke out there and there are lines of other qualified people waiting to take your job...and very probably for less money. So, Stay on your toes. Just sayin'!

Article in the trunk:

SPOTTED: Lil Kim on Her Way to Practice for Dancing With The Stars

If nothing else, she's getting a great workout! Lookin' good Kim!

(Absolutely no comments from the Peanut Gallery! We still love her!)

SPOTTED: Rihanna Out At Nobu Last Night...

Good to see her back to life!

VIDEO: Halle Berry Hawks her new Perfume on Jay Leno

Halle is joining the ranks of many brand happy celebrities with her namesake perfume, "Halle". Here she charms her way into more stacks as she introduces "Halle" on Leno.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WINDOW SHOPPING: We Love Gucci's Spring/Summer Jewelry Collection!

This is one of the pieces that spoke to us, while window shopping online. Believe us, you don't get the full effect here, it dazzles! What? We're window shopping, here. Remember??? Don't be mad at Gucci 'cause the people don't have jobs, homes, or food. Obviously, someone's buyin!

And, anyway, it's modest Gucci...

Description: 18kt white gold with diamonds and onyx, total 0.35 carats. $3900

pic lifted from: http://www.gucci.com/us/us-english/us/spring-summer-09/fine-jewelry/#0-942042-201977J85L09067

Vanessa Bryant a Bad Boss? Yes, Says the Maid!

This pic is classic, right? Now, about the story: Vanessa Bryant is getting a bad rap for being a bad boss. Their maid, Maria Jimenez, is suing both Vanessa and Kobe for wrongful termination, invasion of privacy, emotional distress and unpaid wages because of a long list of alleged craziness itemized below:
Jimenez has alleged that Mrs. Bryant referred to her, at times, as "lazy, slow, dumb, a f*****g liar, and f*****g s**t."
Mrs. Bryant supposedly forced Jimenez to fetch the tag from her blouse out of a bag of dog feces because Jimenez washed said blouse incorrectly. At that point, Jimenez alleges she attempted to quit and Mrs. Bryant told her she "had to work until payday to pay for the $690 blouse, which she did."
Jimenez says that Mrs. Bryant accused her of stealing a retainer (mouth, obviously) in addition to having "badgered, harrassed and humiliated ... " the maid.

The things people allegedly put up with for money!

Article in the trunk: http://www.tmz.com/

Keri Hilson Celebrates Album Release

Keri Hilson-- looking smashing as always-- pops bottles while celebrating her album's release at the Pink Elephant in NY. Live it up, Keri!


This is why we love L.A.! 247! :D

VIDEO: Beyonce Shares her Face Time with Juelz for Nintendo

Beyonce and newphew, Juelz, film a spot for Nintendo DS's Rhythm Heaven. This video isn't the actual commercial, it's up-close-and-personal "behind the scenes" chock full Bey. If you're a fan, you will love these small intimate moments with her...and especially with Solange's adorable son, Juelz. Soooo cute!

Some Afternoon Gaga

The ever-so-unique Lady Gaga for UK mag, 'Q'

Spotted: Amerie getting her Cas-Glam on!

What is Cas-Glam? What else, but Casual + Glamorous= Fabulous in one fell swoop. High-end Casual is what usually pulls it off for a fashionista. You know, the outfit that looks like jeans and a tee, but is actually more like a month's rent and a week's groceries? Cas-Glam is what Ms. Amerie is giving us in this pic and we're happy to give her a little shine for it. Even if it's just lil' old Blaze Adams Shine. Loooove heeeerrrr!

Fantasia was all Smiles at the airport yesterday...

This is for our dear friend A.S. Cobb of ASC Me PR. He loooovveees him some Fantasia! And, because A.S. is so near and dear, we will decline to comment on her get-up. Enjoy, A.S.!

In Janet news...

Janet, Jermaine and Janet's fab designer handbag spotted yesterday arriving at NY's LaGuardia airport.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Totally Relevant: We Salute You, Mimi Valdes Ryan!

Our premiere soon-to-be-weekly "Totally Relevant" post is dedicated Editor-Extraordinaire, Mimi Valdes Ryan. In her newest role as Editor-In-Chief of Latina magazine, Mimi Valdes Ryan has 15 years in the magazine biz and to this day is continuing to make giant leaps forward. Most of her career was spent at Vibe magazine, where she got her start as an Editorial Assistant. She also held posts at Hola Recordings and The Source (Booo! at The Source...sorry) but Vibe was home until her departure in 2006. Now, Valdes Ryan reigns as Editor of Latina magazine, which makes for an exciting time...not only for Latina mag and the magazine publishing industry as a whole, but also for all mag-addicted fashionistas around the world! But, of course!

A little about Mimi VR in her own words:
I graduated from New York University with a degree in journalism. I've loved magazines since I was a little girl and I desperately wanted to work at one. College gave me a great foundation for my craft and it helped discipline me for the real world. Whenever I was in classes that seemed useless for my career, I just reminded myself that if I could get good grades in subjects I wasn’t interested in, I could handle anything! It’s not easy to study things you don’t like, but if you can train yourself to concentrate and still do well, it will prepare you for life’s harder challenges.

Here's Mimi Valdes (Not yet Valdes Ryan) back in the day. RockStar!

Advice from Mimi VR about pursuing your dream:
Do your research! Too many people don’t do their homework about their career goals. If you want to work in magazines, make sure you learn everything you can about them. If a singing career is your dream, then make sure you learn the business side of things too. Believe me, most people fail because they weren’t prepared!

If you’re always comfortable, never pushing yourself, then you might as well be dead! No matter your age, you’re constantly learning who you are. New experiences may help shape you in ways you never thought were possible. The trick is to become comfortable with the fact that you’re always evolving and that you will make mistakes. No one’s perfect, and that’s part of what makes life fun.

We love smart, savvy women who pioneer moves so that others have a path to follow-- and Mimi Valdes Ryan is definitely on that list. Keep on Rockin' Mimi! We're right behind you!

Article in the Trunk:
http://www.magazine.org/diversity/ongoing_programs_and_initiatives/23791.aspx (Mimi Vales Ryan/ Latina magazine)
Mimi's quotes: http://chilosagirl.blogspot.com/2008/05/prima-j-talk-to-mimi-valdez-of-latina.html