Last October, Beyonce went to Singapore and visited National University Hospital’s cancer ward, where she entertained patients and parents with some of her hits. The old performance footage resurfaced last week. Peep Bey’s impromptu performance of “Halo” and “Irreplaceable”.
Here’s a twit pic of Andy from Bravo and NeNe Leake’s of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” NeNe has a new nose and she looks good damn it! Here are some of the old pix that I posted. As my gf pointed out, NeNe’s had more work than just a new nose. Anywho, I think she looks effin fabulous. My shallow voice says, sometimes fake is better, no? Okay, enuff. Sorry.
Since our favorite famous couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, insist on being so private (as they should), we are forced to piece together who they really are (together). Vogue Italia does a cute recap of what makes them tic in coupledom. A few excerpts:
What’s their secret—> Beyonce says, “I just don’t talk about it. We’ve never talked about us and it’s kind of protected our relationship. I think it’s kept us out of tabloid drama. A lot of actresses that have had successful relationships don’t talk about them, so neither do I.”
What’s up w/ the number 4—> Four is their lucky number: they both have the Roman numeral IV tattooed on their ring-fingers; she was born on September 4th, he was born on December 4th, and they got married on April 4th.
Jay says—> “We don’t play with our relationship.”
Bey says—> “He was very successful before I met him and I was very successful before I met him. So we have so much respect for each other, and respect for each other artistically. We are very close friends, and I believe he is the ultimate artist and he has the same feelings for me.” The Soul of Beyoncé” di Lynn Norment, Ebony Magazine, Aprile 2009
(((I am such a fan of privacy when it comes to relationships. Celeb’s giving interviews talking about how they keep things spicy, why they broke-up, etc. It’s just too much. Save room for Jesus or your BFF.)))
Only true fashion heads will appreciate this, but the new season of America’s Next Top Model has amped up their prize for the winning model. In previous years, the winner did a nice spread in Seventeen Magazine. This season, the winner will be featured on the cover of Vogue Italia. Vogue Italia is the Italian edition of Vogue magazine. It is the least commercial of all editions of Vogue magazine. In July 2008, they did an “all black” issue featuring all black models and covering articles that spoke to black women in the art and entertainment world. I recall the issue opening up more of a dialogue about flat-out racism in the high-fashion modeling industry. Anywho, I’m excited that ANTM has upped the stakes for the winner…maybe I’ll start watching again ;-)
Thursday night’s Real Housewives of New York episode was quite a train wreck. For those of you that are fans of the show, you are aware of the Bethenny Frankel vs. Kelly Bensimon ongoing reality beef. I would try to give a quick backstory, but frankly, it’s just too much. No Youtube clips are available at this time to even give you a snapshot of the insanity. Bottom line, Bethenny always thought that Kelly was a little “looney” and this episode sorta reflects Kelly’s odd behavior. All of this only makes sense if you follow the show. Anywho, Bethenny blogged after the show and gave her perspective:
“I have no clue about the technical difference between a cook and a chef, nor do I really care. I’ve said repeatedly in past Top Chef blogs that if I ever went on that show, I’d be sent home the first week. I don’t have great knife skills, I’m not making Coq au Vin on a regular basis, and a French-trained Michelin chef I am not. I leave that to my friends like Bobby Flay who really know what they’re doing. That said, I know how to make healthy food taste delicious. My books Naturally Thin and Skinnygirl Dish are filled with easy, quick, delicious, healthy recipes. I went to culinary school but not Le Cordon Bleu. I went to school for food and healing to make healthy food more accessible to all.
I’m not nearly half as concerned or preoccupied about my credibility or skills as a chef as Kelly is. I find that rather disturbing.
I have to be honest. I felt for a few years now that I was seeing something in Kelly that I couldn’t believe others couldn’t see. I grew up in an insane asylum, so I can sense when someone is unstable from the beginning. I have seen signs of Kelly’s erratic behavior for years now, and of course there was the domestic violence charge with her ex boyfriend. Things like that just don’t happen to people. A large part of me feels sorry for her and sincerely thinks she should not be participating in a reality show environment. I don’t think she can resist the temptation of the attention it brings regardless of the fact that it may not be good for her. Reality television is very stressful under the most normal circumstances.
For a brief period, it was the most eventful dinner party I’ve ever hosted, however, it took a scary, dramatic turn and we wanted to diffuse the situation. I realized that I needed to reel it in because this wasn’t normal or healthy for anyone. Truth be told, what aired was very tame compared to what actually happened. I think that to air the full scope of it would terrify the viewers. We were truly terrified ourselves, and I must point out that none of us came home from that trip and told anyone about what went on there. We understood how serious it was and we were all scared. That night when I went to bed, I was legitimately scared for my safety as well as Kelly’s. I know Alex felt the same. It was a completely horrendous trip and experience. That is the God’s honest truth.”